Not many have an Austin Gleeson to be fair. He’s something else. savage player. We did have a Danny Sutcliffe though. We had a Peter Kelly till he was injured. We have Eoin O’Donnell. I wouldn’t lose sight of some of the players we have produced over the last few years. If some of them are gone for good prematurely then it is a real shame but we still produced them.
Agree … but the point we’re discussing is whether consistently producing top 4/5 grade under age teams would get us consistently into the top 4 or 5 teams in the country, i think it would, not accounting for the occasional dip (which all teams have) and the shambles that was the last regime over the senior team has resulted in us falling further, faster then was necessary mainly because a lot of lads are unnecessarily unavailable.
We simply cannot compete with the drain to football, retirements, injuries and a management team who fall out with so many players. Need luck on the injury fronts and everyone pulling in the same direction to stand a chance.