Dublin Senior Hurling 2018 - The Pat Gilroy Era


#1506

I wonder what ‘earn them’ means for this group of players. Do the cuala lads have to hand back theirs also ?


#1507

Guess they have earned them! :red_car:


#1508

It means a totally clean slate.


#1509

Yea fully agree with that! Only jesting about the Cuala lads keeping theirs! Anyway last thing we need is a 2 tier system in the camp!


#1510

Can’t imagine it’ll go down well all the same. Would be fairly costly for players. And people just don’t like having things taken from them


#1511

They’re there to hurl. If cars bother them they’re in the wrong place.


#1512

The idea behind it is sound! But how success is measured Is where the problem might raise its ugly head! Set the bar to high and it loses its value! Goals need to be realistic and obtainable!


#1513

I don’t think cars bother them. The lack of them might though.


#1514

They might need the cars to get them to 6:00am training sessions!


#1515

Indeed … not many buses at that hour.


#1516

If that cars thing is true I don’t agree it’ll necessarily do any good. Treating the lads like kids a bit. Hardly gonna make or break the season mind you


#1517

I think that’s a great idea. If lads get the hump about having a FREE car taken from them, they’re in the wrong sport…


#1518

Completely disagree


#1519

I’d imagine that it’s more likely that the first 12 months of the sponsorship deal is coming to a close and, similar to the footballers, that a different group of players will be selected to benefit from the sponsored cars for the next 12 months.


#1520

Nope! It’s as I said above


#1521

That’s a step too far if true!

These lads have to manage pretty hectic personal and professional lives (i know they aren’t pros, so don’t nit pick).

If you don’t have your own personal mode of transportation, life can become even more hectic! So sense would indicate that this is the wrong asset to take away in order to teach ‘the earning of’

So I guess the good old Ma’s and Da’s have to provide a taxi service again. You’d have thought if you had an IC son those days would be over!

It’s a damn large investment too for a college lad or a young fella just starting employment if they have to buy a vehicle in order to be an IC player.

Public transport can be extremely stressful and time-consuming depending on the hour of use, so surely that should be avoided too if you want your player to be in the right head space?!

And what about the transporting of your kitbag, hurl, helmet, work clothes, laptop etc… ?? The boot of a car is a handy locker.

I agree with such schoolings to help bring home the bacon… But I think they chose the wrong plum to eliminate in order to teach this particular lesson.


#1522

Good post @BOTTLER - agree totally


#1523

Jesus how did lads ever manage without free cars?? Bang of entitlement around this thread… what about the lads playing for Kilkenny, or Galway or any county other than Dublin who don’t have trains and don’t have a bus every 30 mins from their door step? How do they manage?


#1524

Cars !


#1525

Free cars!!! Wait no, lads from Carlow sure aren’t getting free cars…