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Replying To Slowandshortsighted:  "I wouldnt be overly worried about numbers on the programme. They mean nothing for the last 20 years. Players are so fluid now. The goalie is the only person playing in the proper position.Looking foward to the match i think despite some doom and gloom here there will be a big performance, recent history backs up my point. Kk were all ireland champions last year and wexford bet them twice home and away. Theres absolutely no reason why wexford cant do the same this year.im impressed with the backroom team involved with the u20.
kk people will tell you their underage has being completely neglected. Id expect a good match. Its on clubber for anyone not able to go. Hopefully the weather picks up its being terrible.
I just see the u19 result. I know its only a development thing but its a good idea.i didnt see the team but im presuming its a very young team.Im suprised to see that margin"
"kk people will tell you their underage has being completely neglected"

Kilkenny 4-21 Wexford 2-14.
Imagine how good Kilkenny would be if they didn't completely neglect their underage teams.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2515 - 30/03/2024 17:12:17    2534644

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Replying To Viking66:  "Was a lovely day for hurling and a nice drive up. Went downhill after the 1st quarter though. Very disappointed with the set up. Haven't seen a team set up 15 on 15 with 3 inside in alot of years. We took up our own space up front, and left acres of it for them at the back. Individually some of the lads did very well, while others didn't work hard enough closing down the Kilkenny backs coming out with the ball. In addition to Rowley and Byrne I thought Moran was good, Farrell looked good when he came on, Whelan and O Tuama were solid at the back. Rourke looked OK for a lad just out of minor too.
If it had been me I'd of had Farrell 11, and Roche 2. If Whelan is fit for the knockouts I'd put Roche or O Tuama wing back. Maybe select someone else in midfield instead of Byrne, play Byrne at 13, and let him rove as a 3rd midfielder as he did today. And tell the 2 Murphys to get busier off the ball, make runs out to make themselves available, and close down the opposition short puckouts. Set up something like modern Senior intercounty teams do. That way there'd be less space in our half for the opposition, and we'd retain shorter puckouts better. We need to play faster low ball inside also, and have lads inside who are fast enough to get out in front."
Didn't see the game Viking but looking at the stats and one thing sticks out, frees conceded by KK 19 and 3 yellows, 8 and none to us. Looks like we got bullied?

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1806 - 30/03/2024 17:30:46    2534647

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Tbh, scores like this shouldn't be accepted. That taking nothing aqay from kk who will be there ot there abouts for the all ireland. But from management etc.. it just not good enough

hunting (Wexford) - Posts: 967 - 30/03/2024 17:40:43    2534650

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""kk people will tell you their underage has being completely neglected"

Kilkenny 4-21 Wexford 2-14.
Imagine how good Kilkenny would be if they didn't completely neglect their underage teams."
"Yes they would be absolutely fabulous indeed"

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1947 - 30/03/2024 18:32:16    2534660

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""kk people will tell you their underage has being completely neglected"

Kilkenny 4-21 Wexford 2-14.
Imagine how good Kilkenny would be if they didn't completely neglect their underage teams."
Kk won their last minor in 2014 and lets be honest they won a handy u20 2 years ago winning 3 matches by 1 point and before that it was 2008 when they won u21 so yes kk have completely neglected underage and its no wonder they arent winning seniors. I was talking to kk people at the match and mick fennelly is doing huge work with the underage.The u19 thing yesterday wexford were missing lads involved with minor football.
Today was a bad day but the first day out. The wexford senior panel were behind me in the stand.

Slowandshortsighted (UK) - Posts: 36 - 30/03/2024 18:32:40    2534661

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "There are five or maybe six players with huge potential but probably a bit of a tail on the squad too and there are a few who because of attitude more than likely won't play senior.

A bad day at the office for sure and we were bettered all over the pitch."
A better way to put it was we were all over the place on the pitch. Whelan, Dylan Purcell, Byrne, Rowley, Farrell, Luke Murphy, Roche, Rourke, Cian O Tuama, Kehoe, Paidi Doyle, Molloy and Moran all look like lads with some or good potential. There are others on the squad too. These lads range in age from 17 to 20, no knowing how they will develop. Some lads don't get better attitudes til they are a little older also, so it's a little hard on them to say they won't make it at this stage. Definitely there are a couple who need to work harder on, and probably off, the pitch, all of them need a good bit of S and C work to get up to Senior level also. Think it's a bit negative to say there are only 5 or 6 lads there with the potential, and that some of that 5 or 6 more than likely won't make it on account of attitude. People grow up, most of these lads are still at school!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12385 - 30/03/2024 18:38:58    2534663

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "There are five or maybe six players with huge potential but probably a bit of a tail on the squad too and there are a few who because of attitude more than likely won't play senior.

A bad day at the office for sure and we were bettered all over the pitch."
A better way to put it was we were all over the place on the pitch. Whelan, Dylan Purcell, Byrne, Rowley, Farrell, Luke Murphy, Roche, Rourke, Cian O Tuama, Kehoe, Paidi Doyle, Molloy and Moran all look like lads with some or good potential. There are others on the squad too. These lads range in age from 17 to 20, no knowing how they will develop. Some lads don't get better attitudes til they are a little older also, so it's a little hard on them to say they won't make it at this stage. Definitely there are a couple who need to work harder on, and probably off, the pitch, all of them need a good bit of S and C work to get up to Senior level also. Think it's a bit negative to say there are only 5 or 6 lads there with the potential, and that some of that 5 or 6 more than likely won't make it on account of attitude. People grow up, most of these lads are still at school!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12385 - 30/03/2024 18:39:05    2534664

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Replying To zinny:  "Didn't see the game Viking but looking at the stats and one thing sticks out, frees conceded by KK 19 and 3 yellows, 8 and none to us. Looks like we got bullied?"
Bullied wouldn't be the right word. They were bigger ok in most lines. Not sure our forwards committed any more than 1 or 2 fouls, and that's a worry when you think how many short puckouts Kilkenny had. The Kilkenny forwards worked much harder to force turnovers. I suppose in fairness to them, and to spin an old cliche, they wanted it far more than we seemed to, on and off the pitch.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12385 - 30/03/2024 18:42:35    2534666

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "My dad brother and cousin got tickets for the stand a few of us are going up on my stag. But only got terrace tickets. Was never in the place my dad was up the day we drew in covid times says it's a small place"
It is. They badly need to get Casement opened again.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12385 - 30/03/2024 18:53:42    2534673

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "There are five or maybe six players with huge potential but probably a bit of a tail on the squad too and there are a few who because of attitude more than likely won't play senior.

A bad day at the office for sure and we were bettered all over the pitch."
just sitting here looking at squads for today's games, surely management have gone to both minor and adult club games in wexford together with schools/college games and have a good understanding of tslent in wexford and players available before they took their jobs,
how many of these boys that can't even make their school,/ college teams is shocking ,

wexfordminor92 (Wexford) - Posts: 75 - 30/03/2024 18:57:46    2534674

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "There are five or maybe six players with huge potential but probably a bit of a tail on the squad too and there are a few who because of attitude more than likely won't play senior.

A bad day at the office for sure and we were bettered all over the pitch."
just sitting here looking at squads for today's games, surely management have gone to both minor and adult club games in wexford together with schools/college games and have a good understanding of tslent in wexford and players available before they took their jobs,
how many of these boys that can't even make their school,/ college teams is shocking ,

wexfordminor92 (Wexford) - Posts: 75 - 30/03/2024 18:57:59    2534676

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Replying To Viking66:  "A better way to put it was we were all over the place on the pitch. Whelan, Dylan Purcell, Byrne, Rowley, Farrell, Luke Murphy, Roche, Rourke, Cian O Tuama, Kehoe, Paidi Doyle, Molloy and Moran all look like lads with some or good potential. There are others on the squad too. These lads range in age from 17 to 20, no knowing how they will develop. Some lads don't get better attitudes til they are a little older also, so it's a little hard on them to say they won't make it at this stage. Definitely there are a couple who need to work harder on, and probably off, the pitch, all of them need a good bit of S and C work to get up to Senior level also. Think it's a bit negative to say there are only 5 or 6 lads there with the potential, and that some of that 5 or 6 more than likely won't make it on account of attitude. People grow up, most of these lads are still at school!"
lad please be honest and stop the pc crap, facts were in front of you today and please stop the excuses,
we were bet out the gate

wexfordminor92 (Wexford) - Posts: 75 - 30/03/2024 19:05:26    2534679

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "There are five or maybe six players with huge potential but probably a bit of a tail on the squad too and there are a few who because of attitude more than likely won't play senior.

A bad day at the office for sure and we were bettered all over the pitch."
an honest post

wexfordminor92 (Wexford) - Posts: 75 - 30/03/2024 19:06:57    2534681

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Replying To Jedobi:  "Hoping Wexford all the best for the upcoming Leinster championships , I don't post often as a UK second generation Irish don't think my opinion carries much weight, can't claim knowledge on the Wexford club scene etc, but with a Wexford dad and a Tipperary mum, love hurling and think sometimes Wexford underplays it's contributions to GAA history, only 4 counties have more All Ireland Hurling titles, first county to do a 4 in a row, the greatest family in GAA history, and when Wexford are doing well it is basically better championship. And I always back Tipp in Munster, only county to win an All Ireland in every decade since the GAA started. Here is hoping to great 2024 of hurling."
Sound post and I think you're right. Some Wexford people are far too humble about our contribution to Gaelic games and the country!

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2796 - 30/03/2024 19:40:04    2534687

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Replying To Viking66:  "A better way to put it was we were all over the place on the pitch. Whelan, Dylan Purcell, Byrne, Rowley, Farrell, Luke Murphy, Roche, Rourke, Cian O Tuama, Kehoe, Paidi Doyle, Molloy and Moran all look like lads with some or good potential. There are others on the squad too. These lads range in age from 17 to 20, no knowing how they will develop. Some lads don't get better attitudes til they are a little older also, so it's a little hard on them to say they won't make it at this stage. Definitely there are a couple who need to work harder on, and probably off, the pitch, all of them need a good bit of S and C work to get up to Senior level also. Think it's a bit negative to say there are only 5 or 6 lads there with the potential, and that some of that 5 or 6 more than likely won't make it on account of attitude. People grow up, most of these lads are still at school!"
Absolute Viking, at the end of the day these are chaps and it can be tough for them seeing the negativity around todays game. What lacked most today was leadership from both the line and the pitch. Wexford needed someone to step up today and lead by example ie the captains job. All of the squad have potential other wise they wouldn't be wearing the jersey but management also have a lot to answer for. Nothing changed tactically Wexford couldn't even push up on the Kilkenny short puck out and there seemed to be little to no guidance given to them. Yes by the end of the game the attitudes of some players were brutal but management need to step up here as well as the players taking responsibility. From looking at the game today Darragh Kehoe had the best attitude on the field and put his heart into them game but there will be little said about that. They need to pull together as a squad and better themselves for the game in a fortnight.

gaafan68 (Wexford) - Posts: 3 - 30/03/2024 20:31:41    2534694

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Today was not acceptable and everyone knows this. The results between these two teams is always close one way or another. Kk were intent on goals today and could of had a few more. Murphy who goes to good councel caused awful bother. The size difference between the 2 teams was huge. Are kk really doing that much more s&c than wexford?beaten all over the pitch but tactically very dissapointing. The dogs on the street knew kk have a very slow half back line which wexford exploited twice last year and 2 of them chaps started again and there was nothing done to exploit it only make heros out of them. Laois have a good u20 team so the next game is no gimme. Lots of work to do and the injured guys cant come back quick enough.

Slowandshortsighted (UK) - Posts: 36 - 30/03/2024 22:51:54    2534721

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Replying To Viking66:  "Just a heads up tickets for Corrigan Park are selling fast. Stand and West Terrace 1 are already sold out."
Not good news for myself, family event on that weekend so still unsure if I can go, at least its on GAAGO if worst case scenario.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 31/03/2024 00:19:41    2534732

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Wasn't at the game but watched it live on clubber, very disappointing today no other way of dressing it up, the time and space Kilkenny were afforded all over the field was unforgivable, as pointed out I couldn't understand particularly in the 1st half how deep we were dropping back yet our full back line was continually getting exposed, that's a good Kilkenny team but things were made far to easy for them today. Taught both Jake Molloy and Darragh Farrell did well when introduced aswel as Rowley and Cillian Byrne, there's good players in that panel so questions at the moment have to be in the direction of management. Today wouldn't fill you with confidence that we will regroup but hopefully they'll prove me wrong, I'd be absolutely delighted if they did.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 31/03/2024 00:34:09    2534735

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1 positive today I forgot to mention is we really troubled Kilkenny at times when we ran at them.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 31/03/2024 00:48:52    2534738

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "1 positive today I forgot to mention is we really troubled Kilkenny at times when we ran at them."
Yes we did run at them late on but at that stage the game was well over and Kilkenny probably had taken their foot off the gas as they were so far ahead.

Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 312 - 31/03/2024 09:20:46    2534750

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