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Replying To hunting:  "Anyone know what the story with Jack cullen is?he has been one of the best club hurlers for the last two years but for some reason doesn't seem to be involved at county level. Ian byrne of ferns is another one, I taught he was very unlucky to be drop by davy."
He's had more than enough opportunities at this stage

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 464 - 22/06/2022 11:34:53    2426799

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Replying To Viking66:  "Would Darragh Egan be able persuade Andrew Kenny back? He's only 27 I think?"
He would be 29 next season and has missed about a year with a cruciate injury.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 464 - 22/06/2022 11:35:52    2426800

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Replying To hunting:  "Anyone know what the story with Jack cullen is?he has been one of the best club hurlers for the last two years but for some reason doesn't seem to be involved at county level. Ian byrne of ferns is another one, I taught he was very unlucky to be drop by davy."
Byrnes very good on the frees too. Didn't seem the sort of lad who pushes himself tracking back tackling etc when I saw him play. Bit like Casey. Also Byrne must be 30 odd now. Jack Cullen was on the panel start of the year. Think he played a part in the challenge game against Tipp back in January. He was supposed to have said his body wouldn't be up to intercounty training last year. Maybe he just doesn't want to do it.
Ian Carthy another excellent hurler, and footballer, who doesn't really want to play intercounty. Was on the senior football panel earlier this year I think.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 22/06/2022 11:39:21    2426802

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Its one thing being a good hurler at club level, it is another to survive at inter county.
A different ball game in every sense of the word.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1625 - 22/06/2022 12:19:06    2426814

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Replying To Onfor15:  "He would be 29 next season and has missed about a year with a cruciate injury."
I saw their game against us last year. One of their members was saying he was out for the season ok. Great player though.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 22/06/2022 12:20:56    2426815

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Darragh Egan needed the league this year to win over fans and players. Next year the league should be used to blood Kyle Scallan, Cian Molloy, Cian Byrne, AJ Redmond, Richie Lalor, Jack Redmond and Joe Barrett.

I don't mean minutes here and there but start these guys.

Preparation should aim to see the Chins and the Rory O Connors and the Recks to be 100% fit and niggle free by the round robin.

Leinster or bust next year

Yellow (Wexford) - Posts: 502 - 22/06/2022 13:25:06    2426835

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Replying To Yellow:  "Darragh Egan needed the league this year to win over fans and players. Next year the league should be used to blood Kyle Scallan, Cian Molloy, Cian Byrne, AJ Redmond, Richie Lalor, Jack Redmond and Joe Barrett.

I don't mean minutes here and there but start these guys.

Preparation should aim to see the Chins and the Rory O Connors and the Recks to be 100% fit and niggle free by the round robin.

Leinster or bust next year"
Good post Yellow. Would be excited to see can these young lads make the step up

Afinestick (Wexford) - Posts: 645 - 22/06/2022 13:59:39    2426847

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Its one thing being a good hurler at club level, it is another to survive at inter county.
A different ball game in every sense of the word."
Both Carthy and Kenny were standout backs for the intercounty u21 team too.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 22/06/2022 14:02:01    2426848

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Replying To Yellow:  "Darragh Egan needed the league this year to win over fans and players. Next year the league should be used to blood Kyle Scallan, Cian Molloy, Cian Byrne, AJ Redmond, Richie Lalor, Jack Redmond and Joe Barrett.

I don't mean minutes here and there but start these guys.

Preparation should aim to see the Chins and the Rory O Connors and the Recks to be 100% fit and niggle free by the round robin.

Leinster or bust next year"
Think you can add Tucker and Foley to that list. Tucker has the frame for senior intercounty and played well every game as an impact sub. Does anyone know why he wasn't a starter? Byrne Dunbar already featured in the League this year and did OK. Who of the u20s will still be u20 next year?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 22/06/2022 14:06:21    2426851

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Replying To Yellow:  "Darragh Egan needed the league this year to win over fans and players. Next year the league should be used to blood Kyle Scallan, Cian Molloy, Cian Byrne, AJ Redmond, Richie Lalor, Jack Redmond and Joe Barrett.

I don't mean minutes here and there but start these guys.

Preparation should aim to see the Chins and the Rory O Connors and the Recks to be 100% fit and niggle free by the round robin.

Leinster or bust next year"
I wouldn't agree with that. No disrespect, but the team went to Kilkenny and produced a stirring victory when their backs were to the wall.

I can't figure out what bit of a golden opportunity to make a possible All-Ireland semi and final the Wexford support decided wasn't worth 1.5 hours drive. We could have had Kilkenny for a place in an All-Ireland final, support is worth a few points no matter what anybody tells you. It might have been worth a penalty and a black card at a critical time in the game.

Its up to supporters to get behind the team. After the Kilkenny win, I don't see how that didn't energise the Wexford support. The players had done their part with their gutsy win, the supporters were found wanting when the need was greatest.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1625 - 22/06/2022 14:41:52    2426857

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Replying To Yellow:  "Do we have it on good authority that Darragh Egan is going to continue to develop the U20s over the Summer?

I read the article and I didnt see anything like that in it - he just said he is looking forward to getting them back in December"
https://www.skysports.com/gaa/hurling/news/30554/12637035/wexfords-preparations-for-2023-start-now-says-darragh-egan-following-defeat-to-clare

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 23/06/2022 09:40:43    2426971

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Replying To Joe1:  "There's a lot of good posters on this forum but I'll have to say yours is one of the best posts I have read here. Well done."
Thanks. That's what good about this forum ... plenty of knowledgeable posters who take the time to think about the game and have different angles as to how to solve Wexford's problems.

Punter72007 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 23/06/2022 10:09:44    2426982

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The u20s are a good side. If I was in Daire Egan's job, I'd be giving 4-5 of them game time all through the Walsh Cup and league next year.

From the u20s, I think at least half of the team have a good chance of making it. The like of Joe Barrett, Richie Lawlor, AJ etc are good hurlers but needs to fill out and put on some serious bulk to make it. I would say the same about Shane McGuckin as he looks light. Even the likes of Rory, Micky Dywer, do get injuries because they are a bit light and end up on the deck a lot.

For me, Conor Mc needs to re-invent his game if he is to deliver on his indisputable ability. Against us he ran the full back line around the place in the first half and caused all manner of hassle with Rory in there. Standing for a high ball and wrestling, is a backs game all day long. He needs to reinvent his game and Wexford need to reinvent how they use him.

Wexford have a few very good minors coming through too, it is too early to name names as ego's develop quickly but the future is bright for Wexford I think.

Wexford will have 3 home games next year, but 2 critical ones v Dublin and Galway away and it could come down to head-to-head. I would rather be in Daire Egan's shoes than Mattie Kenny's or whoever replaces him mind.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 23/06/2022 10:19:28    2426986

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It would need a mentality change from Wexford support too though, people lost their marbles over a Walsh Cup final loss! If new bodies are being given game time, supporters need to be patient.
Wexford need to try to have a top team ready once the current Limerick dominance comes to an end. I see another few years before they come back to the pack. For all the talk of how close Clare ran them, Limerick did it without a hurler of the year.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1625 - 23/06/2022 11:47:37    2427023

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "It would need a mentality change from Wexford support too though, people lost their marbles over a Walsh Cup final loss! If new bodies are being given game time, supporters need to be patient.
Wexford need to try to have a top team ready once the current Limerick dominance comes to an end. I see another few years before they come back to the pack. For all the talk of how close Clare ran them, Limerick did it without a hurler of the year."
i agree regarding lynch but i will say without hesitation that peter casey was as much a loss he is pure class ......

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1045 - 23/06/2022 13:43:14    2427046

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Replying To Yellow:  "Do we have it on good authority that Darragh Egan is going to continue to develop the U20s over the Summer?

I read the article and I didnt see anything like that in it - he just said he is looking forward to getting them back in December"
I think what he means is he'll make sure they have personal gym programmes and the like to follow over the summer, so that they're working on S&C and will be in good nick when they get back to the county scene.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1277 - 23/06/2022 19:57:50    2427142

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "I think what he means is he'll make sure they have personal gym programmes and the like to follow over the summer, so that they're working on S&C and will be in good nick when they get back to the county scene."
I'd say you are right. And regular calls and texts about diet and hurling drills too if I'm not mistaken. Not allowed collective training until December. Be interesting to see how some of these lads look in the Fitzgibbon. It will give us all an idea of their progress in S and C and hurling before the Walsh Cup and League starts.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 24/06/2022 09:53:16    2427171

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "i agree regarding lynch but i will say without hesitation that peter casey was as much a loss he is pure class ......"
For sure. But the silver lining in those clouds has been more games for some of younger hurlers which will stand them and the team in good stead for the years to come.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6642 - 24/06/2022 10:21:13    2427182

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "i agree regarding lynch but i will say without hesitation that peter casey was as much a loss he is pure class ......"
I think that Limerick won Munster without both Lynch and Casey shows how far ahead they are of the chasing pack and an epic Munster final glossed over this reality.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 24/06/2022 15:00:33    2427286

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Did O'Connor do his cruciate?

F4 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 47 - 24/06/2022 15:40:47    2427294

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