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Missing Players For The 2018 Season

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Replying To JDF:  "McDaid was one of the most talented players we've produced at underage, had all the tools to be a great wingback. He's a huge loss, as well know it doesn't always work out over their so he may return down the line.

From the rumour mill there''s no guarantee Ian Burke will commit to the panel with him living in Dublin, just hope they can come to an agreement. I don't think he'd start against Mayo but if as I expect Mayo will play a sweeper he'd be a brilliant alternative in at full forward and would allow Comer drift out the pitch."
Why would you want Comer drifting out the field? I'd imagine the Mayo full back line would be more than happy to see that.

dubarra (Wicklow) - Posts: 325 - 12/04/2018 16:02:35    2092616


disappointing corofin contingent in the Galway squad it seems. No lundy, Farraghers by 2, Dylan wall, Liam Silke and possibly Ian burke as well-very disappointing. Gary Sice retired too early, he had more to give and is a loss to the setup for sure.
Obviously everyone would like to see each county as strong as possible for the championship. It doesnt work out that way more often than not sadly

stekhli (Dublin) - Posts: 3103 - 12/04/2018 16:46:58    2092637


Cian Dillon back in with Clare. Bonny Duggan, Tots and Gearoid O'Connell out. Kieran Bennett joins his brother Shane in leaving the Waterford panel.
Doubts persist over whether Colin Fennelly, Richie Hogan and Paul Murphy will play for the Cats this year.
No word yet on what Cuala players have joined the dublin panel

stekhli (Dublin) - Posts: 3103 - 13/04/2018 19:07:54    2092896


Players are now taking matters into their own hands with regards careers, social life and family life. Non of the the associations in the GAA have represented their best interests. The worst of these is the mothership, GAA head quarters. What is new there as that has always been the case.
The debate can go on forever about professionalism or not but until something is made more attractive for these players to stay at home have a social life, and have fun playing with their friends (club) the way it started for them. O they do it for the love of the game and no one is forcing it on them. That wears thin when to participate at the top level you are expected to train six days a week and may be twice a day.
Radical change is required but that takes leadership. If not something of real value will be lost.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 173 - 13/04/2018 22:41:06    2092937