Don't think it was anywhere near as strong as the other two. It included somebody from a club near me who was a good hurler himself all right, but who hasn't actually coached/managed at any level above Go Games. He might turn out in time to be a good coach or manager all right, but going straight into an inter-county set-up with ambitions of winning a Leinster title would surely be a bit of a stretch.
Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 2155 - 04/11/2023 20:26:40
Spoke with one of Jacob's team over the weekend. Regarding Sean Treacy is where you are wrong and the county board are putting their own spin on it to suit their narrative. Sean Treacy was seemingly gonna be there every second weekend until mid January which is correct but from then on was going to be a full part of the set up at training, practice games and on championship day. Jacob wouldn't budge on the extra person as he had full belief in himself and who he had with him and had already added 2 or 3 people the co board had asked for. Jacob has seemingly moved on and should be respected for that. He was one of our great players the last 25 years and deserves credit for putting himself in the firing line to do the job , like O Connor. If we had more real hurling people like Jacob in our country maybe we would have more success.
Clarkie494 (Wexford) - Posts: 3 - 04/11/2023 21:08:14
Mickey would be a good manager too, plenty of experience been over a lot of clubs and at all grades. Brought an average Clongeen from Junior to Int A in 2 years, now unbeaten in 16 games which is a great accomplishment. Minor Premier titles last year,hurling and football, first to do it I think. He certainly has an ocean of experience.
Rory Jacobs main man only available every 2 weeks it's strange, maybe tied up elsewhere,Donna how you could run 2 teams at one time, virtually impossible. Don't think County Board did anything wrong here and personally wouldn't be a fan of CC,as poster above said they tried add someone to the ticket unless there is more to it. Don't know why Rory just didn't go with it. They maybe looking for more experienced manager ,Laffan and O Connor stronger in that Dept.
Tox73 (Wexford) - Posts: 167 - 04/11/2023 22:03:52
Agree Jacob done right to walk away. Sean Treacy coming in every second week was not the end of the world, the likes of Joe Kearns would have worked with him with St Anne's and could surely have taking the sessions along with Noel Carton and Tony Murphy. Anyway how many pitch sessions would they have done from now til January.Jacob would have played under many a quality coach and should have been giving full backing . Shame really
WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 146 - 05/11/2023 12:19:05
Well I just heard he had Martin Byrne , Seamus Casey, Benny Jordan, Paudie Casey , Michael O Hanlon , Lar Leacy plus goalkeeper coach Colm Carr.
Ahletics coach in William Spratt Murphy.
Plus more . If true then that is ahead of Aidans team and Rorys team IMO.
Paull (Wexford) - Posts: 166 - 05/11/2023 14:19:59
I don't know the ins and outs of Sean Treacy's availability, or all details of the CVs of Mickey Laffan's proposed backroom team, but I do know that the appointment was in the hands of the Hurling Advisory Committee rather than the County Chairman or others on the County Board.
That committee is made up of people like Adrian Fenlon, Doc O'Connor, Liam Griffin, and Niall Williams. If they felt Jacob's team wasn't quite all it could be, and that O'Connor rather than Laffan was next in line when Jacob refused to add to his team, then in fairness, I think their opinion would have to be respected even if you don't happen to agree with it yourself.
Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 2155 - 05/11/2023 19:03:42
Yeah. For sure it has to be but that's why forums like this exist.
Paull (Wexford) - Posts: 166 - 05/11/2023 19:39:41
What does the Wexford team of 2024 look like. Posting a possible team below with a blend of new and old.
R O Connor
Subs: Fanning, hanlon, O keefe, Corey Dunbarr, D Carley, S Donohoe, Mikey..
wexfordwin (Wexford) - Posts: 105 - 09/11/2023 10:30:40
Do you think Jack Redmond has done enough at u20 level or club to merit a starting place on the senior team? I doubt it.Then again I would like to be proved wrong. I agree with most of your team but I would always include Dee. His experience is essential to the team and I don't think we can afford to leave him on the bench.
Yes youth must be
given its fling but it must be backboned with seasoned players.
OHanlon I believe still has something to offer.
Of course if some of our established players are not up to speed in training then it's Keith Rositters job to make the changes.
Let's hope the Walsh Cup and league games will help to build a solid team for the championship.
Another thing is, will we have a cleaner bill of health in 2024. Surely it just can't be as bad as 2023.
Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 230 - 09/11/2023 12:21:55
I think Jack o Connor, Higgins and Banville will still be involved.
Also feel seamie o hagan will start to be introduced
Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2548 - 09/11/2023 12:43:50
Aidan O Connor getting u21 job, not the best news to hear at all. Poor backroom team as well in comparison to what others had.
countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 629 - 09/11/2023 12:46:47
Jack Redmond is unlikely to be in the team. He was struggling at u20 this year. Think Byrne Dunbar definitely, and Cian Byrne maybe, would be more likely to be starting. Not sure about Conor Foley as a back either. Longterm he might suit midfield better.
Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11240 - 09/11/2023 14:04:48
I also think we will need a keeper who is quick and accurate with his puckouts. Not sure who that man is tbh. Seamie O'Hagan would need to be a better finisher than he has shown so far to make it at Senior intercounty also. Jacko, Higgins, and Banville will definitely be involved, as will Niall Murphy, Joe O'Connor, Conor Hearne and Tucker Kinsella. Not sure about Carley yet. There will be lads involved in the trials who will no doubt put their hand up also when the trials start. Hopefully some of the Gorey contingent will commit whenever their club campaign concludes.
It's way too early to speculate who might be in the team come Walsh Cup.
Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11240 - 09/11/2023 14:13:37
Think Aaron Duggan has a good chance of claiming the no1 jersey. Really want to see likes of Tucker Kinsella , Corey Byrne Dunbar and Cian Byrne push on this year. Big winter ahead for the latter two have plenty of S&C work to do but have all the hurling to compete at inter county
Afinestick (Wexford) - Posts: 994 - 09/11/2023 15:13:36
I think we need a new keeper definitely. As poor as we were this year as a whole, conceded 10 goals in 3 matches and in the Kilkenny game especially he could've done a lot better for 2 or 3 of them. I think Rossiter should be looking at getting back Fanning if he can eradicate his errors or one of the 4 other keepers called up for trials should be given a go. Devitt will get one corner and the other spot is very much up for grabs. I would not be against McGuckian playing wing back based on the club season, but we do lack height in our backs which is why I'd like to see Mike Kelly called up. Would move Dunbar to wing forward and bring Dee in to midfield with Foley.
OpenStandWall (Wexford) - Posts: 25 - 09/11/2023 15:25:59
Both have made a big effort in the gym the last year. Think Byrne Dunbar will have a good year myself. Tucker needs to get a bit more aggressive, and Cian needs to calm down a bit! All 3 need to do the work with the sprint coach once or twice every week while they are in the gym also. 20 minutes at the beginning of any training they are doing. Mikey Kelly and a few others also. Explosive speed, the first 15 or 20 yards, is so important in the modern game along with size. Hopefully all 3 will get a run in the Walsh Cup and then it's up to themselves how far they go after that.
Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11240 - 09/11/2023 17:45:53
Have you seen Fanning playing in the last 2 years? Club and County?
countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 629 - 10/11/2023 09:06:11
Mark has been a terrific servant and ambassador, but I think his time has passed
Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2548 - 10/11/2023 10:27:13
Don't think you can blame the keeper for us coinciding goals last year ,our defensive set up waa far too loose . You could have 2 keepers and they wouldn't of saved eoin codys shot
cragask1234 (Wexford) - Posts: 29 - 10/11/2023 10:28:15
I know he is a Kilkenny man, but Aaron Duggan is a better goalie than Lawlor or Fanning.
Whether he gets called into the panel or actually wants to wear the Wexford jersey is a different matter altogether.
Past hurler (None) - Posts: 698 - 10/11/2023 10:28:21