Yes. And three of that team are dead and any number of the rest of them have had knee and hip replacements.
And there is an epidemic of osteopathic injuries happening in the last decade according to Niall Moyna and others, who would suggest that we are not training smarter but in fact are training more stupid. Look at university students in particular and how they are flogged to death. .
And what’s worse is it is going on at underage.
I know and interact with inter county players. They live like hermits. Everything they do bar work is done for them. They have virtually no decision making powers over their own lives except for maybe two months in the year. Told what and when to eat. When to sleep. What to drink. When to holiday. Tested ad nauseum for everything. Some of them want to do it. Clearly they do. But that does not make it right. And it is only encouraging the pay for play movement and destroying the clubs. And this year we will have some 15 year olds being taken away from their friends and trained into the ground, often not to play a single minute of a championship game. All in the name of what exactly?
I really don’t know where this will end. But it’s not going to be good.