The year before last our u21s totally outplayed kk only to lose to a sucker punch goal, last year our minors played kk off the park and we beat Galway in the league 1-17 to 0-13. Is anyone in Galway saying they don't produce enough forwards based on their terrible performance that day?
Limerick have scored 10 scores after an hour of the league semi final here. People were raising doubts about the u21 football team this year, until yesterday. Lots of teams have days when their forwards don't produce, that's doesn't mean those forwards are useless.
Our system produced Con o'c, Cormac Costello, Bennett and Burke in recent years, plenty of quality forwards there. our problem is we lose a chunk of the forward talent which we produce to another code. If kilkenny lost Reid & hogan to football they'd be a lot weaker.