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Can posters put up a honest description of their playing days or management days ??? I start it off, played football with my club till I was 39, represented Wexford in underage football under 16, 18, 21, I never played hurling, over 10 years management experience

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 236 - 13/01/2020 15:48:11    2259441

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Replying To Lockerroomboy:  "Can posters put up a honest description of their playing days or management days ??? I start it off, played football with my club till I was 39, represented Wexford in underage football under 16, 18, 21, I never played hurling, over 10 years management experience"
Played up until 25, 10 years ago now. Both football and hurling for my club. I was one of those lads that played well in training but the big occasion used to get to me and then social commitments disrupted my fledgling career. I attended county trials many times and was never good enough to be picked but I hold no begrudges against the coaches. No regrets.

wex (Wexford) - Posts: 10 - 13/01/2020 16:37:57    2259458

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Played under-age for club all up along, won a minor title. Body caught up with me and quit before playing any adult level. Served in the back-room of teams since, and at an executive level for the club. Have been active on the scene in a different capacity for the last decade at least. Takes me to a lot of games and knowledgeable of the state of affairs as a result.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 676 - 13/01/2020 22:39:01    2259576

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Played Underage Hurling and Football at different times for the county which back then was as much about who were the selectors over the team than your ability. Never won anything at underage with the club but while still underage won with the Adults which I use when speaking to kids about playing sport when teenagers - its about learning and winning does mean you are a good player or a bad player! Got some runs with the Senior hurling but never had the commitment it took even then as I always wanted to travel and see the world and thats what I am still doing! still playing but into my 50s now and once I get to play with my youngest I think I will hang up the boots other than that I referee, coach and involved in the admin side.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1101 - 14/01/2020 03:55:30    2259601

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I played intermediate and senior football with the club, and ended up playing junior b and getting the runaround from lads half my age.
I was lucky enough to wear the county jersey twice, in pre-season tournament games, but didn't have the time or commitment to really make the grade.
I have been involved with the club in all the various positions, secretary, treasurer etc., and was delighted to act as coach /selector /trainer with various club teams, from under 12 through to senior.

yelowbelly (Wexford) - Posts: 393 - 14/01/2020 09:58:11    2259632

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Played county u6 u8 u10 u12, unfortunately I hit the bottle when I turned 13 and my love for booze and women took over. Went back for a brief stint with club at u16 but I couldn't commit due to work commitments to support the wife and 9 kids. I have no regrets though, it's made me the great family man I am today.

TeeTotalFootball (Wexford) - Posts: 50 - 14/01/2020 11:20:37    2259668

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played for a yo-yo hurling team,senior football team mostly.
made the team 1 year,could not the next,had about 2 years where i started,mainly because of retirement.
management has not an option because of work,until this year,a job change will help me involve myself in coaching my sons u8s,i am excited to be doing it.
in the future,i like to think i may become a referee,only if attitude to them changes though

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3929 - 14/01/2020 16:28:21    2259742

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Played u-21 and senior county football. Played senior club football in 5 different counties.

dumptruck1 (Wexford) - Posts: 194 - 14/01/2020 18:18:48    2259772

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Played all ages at county level apart from senior. Played senior football and intermediate with club. Played. Played senior football in 2 other counties also. Played a little hurling but was never that good at it. Love watching hurling though and looking forward to the county hurling and football and our own club championships

Ondball (Wexford) - Posts: 25 - 17/01/2020 18:26:20    2260510

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Played underage for club in both hurling and football - couple of rackard leagues in school. Injuries and no idea that actually practising skills messed up what would have been a bang average underage career.
Moved to college to Dublin and played rugby for most of my twenties.
Was cajoled into joining a club who needed bodies to make up the numbers and ended up winning a few junior hurling championships with them.
Took over management of the adult side (junior hurling at the time) for a few years until family/work commitments took over.

Punter72007 (Wexford) - Posts: 224 - 29/01/2020 16:47:45    2263550

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Played at senior football and hurling for the last 3 years.
Taking a break now, maybe go back in a few years time but for now, want to get career going.
Find playing GAA to be too chaotic, unplanned and disorganised for me.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1094 - 02/02/2020 22:41:38    2264694

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Played underage county football, at all grades up to U21. Never Played Senior County. Club was Junior and Intermediate Football. Didn't play much Hurling as eyesight wasn't great and couldn't wear contact lenses. Been managing for the past 12 years (mostly underage but i have managed and selected on the clubs adult team a couple of years ago). football mostly sometimes dual. Managing my daughters u18 team this year.

fearcliste (Wexford) - Posts: 169 - 03/02/2020 12:50:27    2264825

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