Dublin U17 Hurling 2018


#808

Oooops…
3-18 with 11mins to play


#809

Are we coached not to catch the ball? Go with the hurl instead?


#810

They’re being beaten by a much better team unfortunately. Aldoraine is right. The gap in skill is massive.


#811

Lot of these young lads don’t know how to even carry a Hurley properly. Sorry to say. They hold it in the palm of their hands rather than get the feel in their fingers. Look at them. I seriously question the coaching in general in Dublin. Under 20 the same this year.


#812

Some very very strange free’s given to both sides with zero contact …


#813

The biggest disappointment is seeing a Dublin player in a long sleeve under-armour .


#814

There’s something seriously wrong with Dublin once we get out of Leinster. We look slow, inept and clueless on the line once we come up against Galway or any Munster team. Happens every time. We ain’t as bad as we end up looking so there’s something fundamentally wrong elsewhere in our preparation for these games.


#815

Don’t mean to be personal, genuine question… i have seen the dublin manager coaching Faughs Juniors and now he’s with our minors, perhaps he has a huge CV but genuine question, has he always been involved at county level??


#816

Ref has made no difference but Swan has got dogged out of it.


#817

He was a hurling development officer with the County Board a number of years back.


#818

To be fair, its skins! :wink: And i don’t see what difference that makes, are u more of a WHRISTY hard man if u wear a short sleeve?


#819

Agree totally. Some people here bristle when the “manufactured hurlers” tag is applied to us but that’s what we look like to me. Much the same with the seniors too - any success that Gilroy will have will be primarily down to making us difficult to score against. Don’t know why we can’t produce hurlers that are more skillful. Perhaps it’s the lack of tradition. It’s been the same story since we made the big breakthrough in the mid-noughties.


#820

Original county hurling development officer. Not sure what he’s been doing since he packed that in but he would have plenty of experience.


#821

Thats fair enough so, would trust you would know a little more based on ur own prev roles.
And to clarify before im called out, im not only asking because we’re been thumped, just curious


#822

Free out … ???


#823

Tis consistly strange at least :roll_eyes:


#824

The most blatant push in the back you could see and he gives a free out


#825

Managed and played with Faughs and was part of CB setup which created development squads but has very good hurling people around him I heard? These are young young players but it needed changes in midfield, forwards sooner. A worry here is that the loss is by 14 points plus where as before at minor and u21 it’s been a couple of points, but still a loss. We need to break that Galway/Munster thing soon for it to help with senior progression. I also feel the new system of playing round robin games makes us think we are better than we are.


#826

Galway have had two tasty games since we last played.


#827

Inclined to agree, especially wen we’re playing some of the worst “hurling counties” in the country…
Personally, i am not a fan of the new age structure at u17’s!