I take your point LR ,but if I follow your logic it seems to suggest that,no matter the type of training involved, you reckon that young lads have no chance to improve their forward play from 23 onwards. Cant agree, for the simple fact that I've seen countless lads over the years improve at all ages,even auld lads. And I've found that the better player has the capacity to improve the most. I still bring it back to training and tactics. The simpler the better. Lads will improve given honest backing,simplified tactics and higher intensity training. I've seen a lot of different county training sessions and the difference is in the training. Simple as that. And anyway,a good,serious coach should be able to improve and get the best out of our forward division. I thought that was his main function after all. And a final thought, henry shefflin wasn't good enough to play underage for Kilkenny but Cody's eye for a player is better than most. He threw him in on the frees,allowed him time to settle and blossom into the player he became. He became a better scorer and maker of scores from his mid 20s onwards. If shefflin was hurling in Dublin and hadn't hurled underage he probably would have ended up handing out the programmes in Parnell park on match day wearing a big Dublin floppy hat.
I take your points but in the correct environment,anyone can improve .