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Replying To liam500:  "Best of luck to the minor hurlers who begin their Leinster campaign tomorrow vs Westmeath. I hear we have a very good squad this year and lots of preparation has gone into it."
Yes really hope it goes ok for the young hurlers today. A very important series of matches for underage hurling in Wicklow this year back in tier 2 and a very strong tier this year too with Offaly, Laois, Antrim, Kerry etc all competing at this level. Great to see all the hard work that has been put into this team and would love to see it paying off for all involved by hopefully at least looking like they belong at this grade. Westmeath are seemingly quite strong at U17 this year so it's a tough baptism away to them.

FearThoir (Wicklow) - Posts: 9 - 23/03/2024 10:40:31    2532781

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Replying To FearThoir:  "Yes really hope it goes ok for the young hurlers today. A very important series of matches for underage hurling in Wicklow this year back in tier 2 and a very strong tier this year too with Offaly, Laois, Antrim, Kerry etc all competing at this level. Great to see all the hard work that has been put into this team and would love to see it paying off for all involved by hopefully at least looking like they belong at this grade. Westmeath are seemingly quite strong at U17 this year so it's a tough baptism away to them."
Fearthoir who is involved in the coaching/management of this team?

Hawkeye2 (Wicklow) - Posts: 122 - 23/03/2024 12:39:44    2532802

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Replying To Hawkeye2:  "Fearthoir who is involved in the coaching/management of this team?"
Ray Nolan Avondale is manager, there's a good rundown of the squad and management on the county's twitter, Facebook etc. Unfortunately I see exactly what we didn't want happen did occur and Wicklow got a right hammering, must be demoralising for all involved but there's a lot of games ahead of them at this level this year and where they are at the end of this process is the most important thing.

FearThoir (Wicklow) - Posts: 9 - 23/03/2024 15:59:12    2532855

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Replying To FearThoir:  "Ray Nolan Avondale is manager, there's a good rundown of the squad and management on the county's twitter, Facebook etc. Unfortunately I see exactly what we didn't want happen did occur and Wicklow got a right hammering, must be demoralising for all involved but there's a lot of games ahead of them at this level this year and where they are at the end of this process is the most important thing."
Is there no end to it ? A hammering is one way of putting it. Hopefully the u20 footballers can do something on Tuesday

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 23/03/2024 16:07:29    2532856

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Replying To FearThoir:  "Ray Nolan Avondale is manager, there's a good rundown of the squad and management on the county's twitter, Facebook etc. Unfortunately I see exactly what we didn't want happen did occur and Wicklow got a right hammering, must be demoralising for all involved but there's a lot of games ahead of them at this level this year and where they are at the end of this process is the most important thing."
I thought the starting 15 was a bit strange. Some of our best juveniles were on the bench, e.g. Tom Brennan, Sean Craig etc..

liam500 (Wicklow) - Posts: 176 - 23/03/2024 17:17:38    2532869

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Let's be honest hurling in this county is a disaster,17s have had a lot of work put into them and they have been absolutely annihilated by Westmeath.

Albundy19 (Wicklow) - Posts: 43 - 24/03/2024 08:35:20    2532973

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Why are Wicklow in division 4 ? Because there is no division 5.

We have to be the worst run sporting body in ANY sport.

sponger (Wicklow) - Posts: 2908 - 24/03/2024 15:50:20    2533110

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Replying To sponger:  "Why are Wicklow in division 4 ? Because there is no division 5.

We have to be the worst run sporting body in ANY sport."
They always say it's the hope that kills you, but thankfully none of us are naive enough to have any at this stage.

FrankieJoe (Wicklow) - Posts: 74 - 24/03/2024 15:54:07    2533116

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Please can somebody help us. I'm fearful for the future of the gaa in this county. in over 60 years I have never witnessed it as low as now. What is for the hordes has been ruined by a few.

heavyheart19 (Wicklow) - Posts: 118 - 24/03/2024 16:11:51    2533137

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Same pattern seemed to happen today. A few points behind early and always chasing the game. Where are all our goal scorers gone ? Anyone figured out why the red card was flashed ?? Div 4 again.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 24/03/2024 16:15:02    2533143

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Wicklow, Limerick, Wexford and Longford. It will be some battle for promotion next spring

Jack L (None) - Posts: 3104 - 24/03/2024 17:11:35    2533189

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Replying To heavyheart19:  "Please can somebody help us. I'm fearful for the future of the gaa in this county. in over 60 years I have never witnessed it as low as now. What is for the hordes has been ruined by a few."
I'm interested in asking you a question - What are you basing your judgement on by saying it is as low now as any time in the last 60 years? By the way, I just curious. I've followed Wicklow footballers for over 35 years and I see the same problems with the county now that I've seen throughout those years. The part that would make me think it is at its lowest is when I watch club football in Wicklow. I've always found hope in our club champions as those teams were able to compete and beat the best in Leinster and Ireland particularly Baltinglass and Rathnew. Unfortunately in the last 10-12 years; our club football is nowhere near where it was throughout the 90s and early 2000s. This makes me think that regardless of who is manager of the county footballers we are going to struggle to get out of division 4 and stay out of this division. Looking at club football; it is division 4 standard and nothing that I've seen suggests that clubs are reversing this trend. Only if this problem is fixed, can we be a bit optimistic that our county footballers can follow suit, after all if players can compete and win at club level outside the county then they have a greater chance when put together at county level.

wicklowsupport (Wicklow) - Posts: 1933 - 24/03/2024 17:21:54    2533197

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Prior to kick off of Dix 3 I thought we would struggle to stay up. That was because I overestimated the strength of the teams we were up against. Now, it has turned out to be a poor enough league. We should have easily finished mid division at worst. Those crazy 3 games when Oisin was banned plus the Sligo game which came back to bite us are inexplainable. You would like to think the panel will improve and strengthen but we are back in the basement and I hope it's a short sitting but judging on this seasons results, nothing can be taken for granted. E

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 24/03/2024 17:28:09    2533201

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Replying To wicklowsupport:  "I'm interested in asking you a question - What are you basing your judgement on by saying it is as low now as any time in the last 60 years? By the way, I just curious. I've followed Wicklow footballers for over 35 years and I see the same problems with the county now that I've seen throughout those years. The part that would make me think it is at its lowest is when I watch club football in Wicklow. I've always found hope in our club champions as those teams were able to compete and beat the best in Leinster and Ireland particularly Baltinglass and Rathnew. Unfortunately in the last 10-12 years; our club football is nowhere near where it was throughout the 90s and early 2000s. This makes me think that regardless of who is manager of the county footballers we are going to struggle to get out of division 4 and stay out of this division. Looking at club football; it is division 4 standard and nothing that I've seen suggests that clubs are reversing this trend. Only if this problem is fixed, can we be a bit optimistic that our county footballers can follow suit, after all if players can compete and win at club level outside the county then they have a greater chance when put together at county level."
I think you answered your own question there.

heavyheart19 (Wicklow) - Posts: 118 - 24/03/2024 21:54:01    2533351

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Tough campaign for us this year..did we even manage a goal in all of the games? I wonder how many of the players will be off travelling after we get knocked out of the Leinster Championship?

stringfellohawk (Wicklow) - Posts: 124 - 25/03/2024 17:22:01    2533676

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Can't seem to be able to find any kind of feedback or scores from tonight's u20 match. Or is it called off ?? Might as live on the moon as far as Wicklow GAA are concerned

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 25/03/2024 20:52:05    2533740

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Can't seem to be able to find any kind of feedback or scores from tonight's u20 match. Or is it called off ?? Might as live on the moon as far as Wicklow GAA are concerned"
Sorry. On hols and got day mixed up. Senior moment

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1028 - 25/03/2024 21:05:22    2533744

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Can't seem to be able to find any kind of feedback or scores from tonight's u20 match. Or is it called off ?? Might as live on the moon as far as Wicklow GAA are concerned"
Is it not on tomorrow night?

stringfellohawk (Wicklow) - Posts: 124 - 25/03/2024 21:11:09    2533747

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Can't seem to be able to find any kind of feedback or scores from tonight's u20 match. Or is it called off ?? Might as live on the moon as far as Wicklow GAA are concerned"
It's on tomorrow night.

FearThoir (Wicklow) - Posts: 9 - 25/03/2024 21:12:04    2533748

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Replying To Freethinker:  "Can't seem to be able to find any kind of feedback or scores from tonight's u20 match. Or is it called off ?? Might as live on the moon as far as Wicklow GAA are concerned"
That's because it's tomorrow night

StrandedinWW (Wicklow) - Posts: 20 - 25/03/2024 21:20:43    2533752

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