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Late Eoin Bergin And The Kilkenny Minor Panel Of 2012

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Firstly, condolences to all in Eoin Bergins family and Club and indeed Kil kenny, on the passing of Eoin , I remember him as a minor, and he was a gifted hurler. Words are all we can say in a time of such loss, in adequate but all we can do all the same., May he Rest In Peace.

While reviewing Eoins minor years, I was looking at the Kilkenny panel for their game V Dublin in 2012, and given Kilkennys sucess in recent years and turn over players, I noted not too many of that minor team feature now that I know of. I know they didnt win Leinster or the All Ireland but its still Kilkenny and any team they put out on a filed is always a good team...what became of these players, did any go on to U21 or indeed senior..again mindful of Eoin Bergins passing so its primarily the rest of the team I am just wondering about. James Maher and John Walsh I have heard mentioned in recent times.
Kilkenny Minor Team to Play Dublin

Posted 8 years ago



Kilkenny Minor Team v Dublin Leinster Semi-Final




1. Darragh Holohan Dicksboro
2. Ciaran Doyle Barrow Rangers
3. Jack McDowell John Lockes
4. Robbie Fitzpatrick Dicksboro
5. Chris Bolger Clara
6. Enda Morrissey Bennettsbridge
7. James Maher St. Lachtain's
8. Michael Donnelly Thomastown
9. Kevin Walsh Piltown
10. Ciaran Ryan Rower Inistioge
11. Diarmuid Cody James Stephens
12. Conor Martin Emeralds
13. Kevin Kenny Dicksboro
14. Eoin Bergin St. Patrick's
15. Shane Donnelly St. Lachtain's
16. John Walsh Mullinavat
17. Eoin Moriarty Emeralds
18. Barry Whelan Thomastown

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 384 - 20/10/2020 23:07:10    2299785

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A nice touch to give Eoin Bergin a mention here.
On that KK minor team Enda Morrissey is the only name I can pick out that made it to senior. Is that the same Diarmuid Cody who has played midfield for the seniors? Cats fans no doubt can enlighten us further.
I do know Tipp were the minor champs that year as Ronan Maher was one of the backs. A very good Dublin team took them to a replay in the final
As for Eoin, he got to wear his county colours. Something most of us can only ever dream of doing

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 947 - 21/10/2020 11:20:38    2299855

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "A nice touch to give Eoin Bergin a mention here.
On that KK minor team Enda Morrissey is the only name I can pick out that made it to senior. Is that the same Diarmuid Cody who has played midfield for the seniors? Cats fans no doubt can enlighten us further.
I do know Tipp were the minor champs that year as Ronan Maher was one of the backs. A very good Dublin team took them to a replay in the final
As for Eoin, he got to wear his county colours. Something most of us can only ever dream of doing"
I was a bit iffy about the post as i didnt want to be upsetting anyone, but as you say, its a nice way to remember Eoin (whom I didnt know or anything) James Maher, I he has been a bit of a workhorse at MF for Kilkenny in recent years, assuming its the same fellah...its a bit of a "where are they now" type thing, which I love to do with teams who dont go on and win all irelands as they may not get remembered...bet your bottom buck some of the lads on that KK minor team would be on other counties panels now if they were still hurling...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 384 - 21/10/2020 13:23:13    2299905

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "I was a bit iffy about the post as i didnt want to be upsetting anyone, but as you say, its a nice way to remember Eoin (whom I didnt know or anything) James Maher, I he has been a bit of a workhorse at MF for Kilkenny in recent years, assuming its the same fellah...its a bit of a "where are they now" type thing, which I love to do with teams who dont go on and win all irelands as they may not get remembered...bet your bottom buck some of the lads on that KK minor team would be on other counties panels now if they were still hurling..."
I think what is often forgotten when wondering why successful county minors don't go on to play at senior level, is that they chose not to. A lot of commitment is required of a top senior county (and club) player. And a lot of players are not able, or unwilling to do it. Maybe because of job or family commitments, or moving away.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1115 - 21/10/2020 13:53:07    2299920

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I think what is often forgotten when wondering why successful county minors don't go on to play at senior level, is that they chose not to. A lot of commitment is required of a top senior county (and club) player. And a lot of players are not able, or unwilling to do it. Maybe because of job or family commitments, or moving away."
yeah, there is all that too, and some are gifted and just dont have the the interest (if i had the skill of lads who hurled with me)...attitude is something too, and if you go to county U21 or senior and you have an attitude that will quickly be a no no for intercounty..great at underage where you more or less have to do what you are told but at adult its "myway or the highway"...one has to look at the great Limerick U21 team of the early 2000s to see that, a mountain of talent was lost..that KK minor team of 2012 seems to have vanished in the main.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 384 - 21/10/2020 14:12:09    2299931

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "Firstly, condolences to all in Eoin Bergins family and Club and indeed Kil kenny, on the passing of Eoin , I remember him as a minor, and he was a gifted hurler. Words are all we can say in a time of such loss, in adequate but all we can do all the same., May he Rest In Peace.

While reviewing Eoins minor years, I was looking at the Kilkenny panel for their game V Dublin in 2012, and given Kilkennys sucess in recent years and turn over players, I noted not too many of that minor team feature now that I know of. I know they didnt win Leinster or the All Ireland but its still Kilkenny and any team they put out on a filed is always a good team...what became of these players, did any go on to U21 or indeed senior..again mindful of Eoin Bergins passing so its primarily the rest of the team I am just wondering about. James Maher and John Walsh I have heard mentioned in recent times.
Kilkenny Minor Team to Play Dublin

Posted 8 years ago



Kilkenny Minor Team v Dublin Leinster Semi-Final




1. Darragh Holohan Dicksboro
2. Ciaran Doyle Barrow Rangers
3. Jack McDowell John Lockes
4. Robbie Fitzpatrick Dicksboro
5. Chris Bolger Clara
6. Enda Morrissey Bennettsbridge
7. James Maher St. Lachtain's
8. Michael Donnelly Thomastown
9. Kevin Walsh Piltown
10. Ciaran Ryan Rower Inistioge
11. Diarmuid Cody James Stephens
12. Conor Martin Emeralds
13. Kevin Kenny Dicksboro
14. Eoin Bergin St. Patrick's
15. Shane Donnelly St. Lachtain's
16. John Walsh Mullinavat
17. Eoin Moriarty Emeralds
18. Barry Whelan Thomastown"
Firstly RIP to Eoins family, club and county. An awful tragedy.

Holohan in goals played with UCD for a good few years in the Fitz and is still the Boro first choice keeper. Chris Bolger had a run in with the county seniors too. Enda Morrissey and James Maher are the bigger names from the list. Diarmuid Cody had a few years in and around the senior set up, the one game I can remember him from is a league game against Cork for some reason. Conor Martin was in as well but I think he didn't get any game time, won a NHL and Leinster title in 2018 & 16 respectively.

I am open to correction on all of these and I know that a lot of surnames are common in Kilkenny.

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 83 - 21/10/2020 14:15:46    2299934

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Replying To butterfly:  "Firstly RIP to Eoins family, club and county. An awful tragedy.

Holohan in goals played with UCD for a good few years in the Fitz and is still the Boro first choice keeper. Chris Bolger had a run in with the county seniors too. Enda Morrissey and James Maher are the bigger names from the list. Diarmuid Cody had a few years in and around the senior set up, the one game I can remember him from is a league game against Cork for some reason. Conor Martin was in as well but I think he didn't get any game time, won a NHL and Leinster title in 2018 & 16 respectively.

I am open to correction on all of these and I know that a lot of surnames are common in Kilkenny."
yeah, Bulger and Martin now ring bells that you mention, it, Martin I think may have been a wing back for a league game or two back a year or 2 ago (or more maybe) Bulger was a forward now that I have time to think, again, during a league campaign some years ago I think...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 384 - 21/10/2020 15:33:51    2299975

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Replying To butterfly:  "Firstly RIP to Eoins family, club and county. An awful tragedy.

Holohan in goals played with UCD for a good few years in the Fitz and is still the Boro first choice keeper. Chris Bolger had a run in with the county seniors too. Enda Morrissey and James Maher are the bigger names from the list. Diarmuid Cody had a few years in and around the senior set up, the one game I can remember him from is a league game against Cork for some reason. Conor Martin was in as well but I think he didn't get any game time, won a NHL and Leinster title in 2018 & 16 respectively.

I am open to correction on all of these and I know that a lot of surnames are common in Kilkenny."
Kevin Kenny and Barry Whlelan, cant recall them at all being on KK senior squad, open to correction..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 384 - 21/10/2020 15:35:23    2299977

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "A nice touch to give Eoin Bergin a mention here.
On that KK minor team Enda Morrissey is the only name I can pick out that made it to senior. Is that the same Diarmuid Cody who has played midfield for the seniors? Cats fans no doubt can enlighten us further.
I do know Tipp were the minor champs that year as Ronan Maher was one of the backs. A very good Dublin team took them to a replay in the final
As for Eoin, he got to wear his county colours. Something most of us can only ever dream of doing"
Diarmuid Cody is Brian's son. Hard hit by injuries, otherwise would be on the panel now.

gatha (Kilkenny) - Posts: 182 - 22/10/2020 22:10:47    2300380

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