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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby OTT » September 11th, 2019, 2:44 pm

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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » September 11th, 2019, 2:51 pm

Leinster Rugby team to face Northampton Saints:

15. Hugo Keenan(Blackrock)
14. Fergus McFadden(Clongowes)
13. Jimmy O’Brien(Newbridge)
12. Joe Tomane
11. Cian Kelleher(St. Michaels)
10. Ciaran Frawley(Skerries RFC)
9. Hugh O’Sullivan(Belvedere)
1. Peter Dooley(Birr RFC)
2. Rónan Kelleher(St. Michaels)
3. Michael Bent
4. Ross Molony(St. Michaels) CAPTAIN
5. Ryan Baird(St. Michaels)(Academy)
6. Max Deegan(St. Michaels)
7. Scott Penny(St. Michaels)
8. Caelan Doris(Blackrock)

Replacements from:
Bryan Byrne(Clongowes)
James Tracy(Newbridge)
Michael Milne(Birr RFC-Roscrea)(Academy)
Roman Salanoa
Scott Fardy
Josh Murphy(St. Michaels)
Will Connors(Clongowes)
Jamison Gibson-Park
Ross Byrne(St. Michaels)
Dave Kearney(Clongowes)
Conor O’Brien(Mullingar RFC)
Rory O’Loughlin(St. Michaels)
Adam Byrne(Naas RFC)
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby backrower8 » September 11th, 2019, 3:01 pm

That’s the spirit! Proving the credibility of the observation. 5 in one pack…or I should say ‘forward pack’ (to keep up with punditry fashions).

Anyone want to argue that 5 forwards in the sane Leinster pack from the same school isn’t noteworthy and deserving of observation on a Leinster Rugby Fans Community site?
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby jimbobjoe » September 11th, 2019, 3:11 pm

Here goes...


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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby blockhead » September 11th, 2019, 3:14 pm

jimbobjoe wrote:Here goes...


I don't care which school any of them went to.


Only someone not from St. Michaels would say that.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby jimbobjoe » September 11th, 2019, 3:16 pm

blockhead wrote:
jimbobjoe wrote:Here goes...


I don't care which school any of them went to.


Only someone not from St. Michaels would say that.


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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby backrower8 » September 11th, 2019, 4:04 pm

Interesting new breed of participants on fan-site who don’t care where their team sources new players from. School or Club or Import.

Me thinks they doth protest too much.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby The Doc » September 11th, 2019, 5:05 pm

backrower8 wrote:Interesting new breed of participants on fan-site who don’t care where their team sources new players from. School or Club or Import.

Me thinks they doth protest too much.


There's only one person who can possibly be accused of protesting too much... to be pedantic

I was a bit disappointed at the absence of CUS on that list there - but then, you haven't included the stewards and alikadoos which probably explains that
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby CiaranIrl » September 11th, 2019, 8:12 pm

Is anyone concerned about us being so reliant on one school to produce talent? It occurred to me recently that we should think about broadening our base.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » September 11th, 2019, 8:54 pm

CiaranIrl wrote:Is anyone concerned about us being so reliant on one school to produce talent? It occurred to me recently that we should think about broadening our base.


They are trying to broaden the base of players and have to a degree but theres not much they can do when michaels are producing the best players other than invest more resources elsewhere and try and improve the coaching at other schools and in the club area.

This summers academy class didn't have any michaels players:

Tom Clarkson(Blackrock)
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock)
Brian Deeny(Wexford RFC)
Martin Moloney(Athy RFC)
Liam Turner(Blackrock)

Now given Michaels just won the SCT with a hugely talented 5th year class and also just won the JCT, so the flow of Michaels players to Leinster isn't stopping anytime soon.

But there is a good group of players coming through the club game headlined by Paddy McKenzie(Outhalf), Karl Martin(Centre) and Jamie Osborne(Fullback),

Leinster aren't relying on Michaels its just that they have replaced Blackrock as the best producers of young rugby players and leinster can't ignore players because they happen to go to the same school and it doesn't look good.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby CiaranIrl » September 11th, 2019, 9:40 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:Is anyone concerned about us being so reliant on one school to produce talent? It occurred to me recently that we should think about broadening our base.


They are trying to broaden the base of players and have to a degree but theres not much they can do when michaels are producing the best players other than invest more resources elsewhere and try and improve the coaching at other schools and in the club area.

This summers academy class didn't have any michaels players:

Tom Clarkson(Blackrock)
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock)
Brian Deeny(Wexford RFC)
Martin Moloney(Athy RFC)
Liam Turner(Blackrock)

Now given Michaels just won the SCT with a hugely talented 5th year class and also just won the JCT, so the flow of Michaels players to Leinster isn't stopping anytime soon.

But there is a good group of players coming through the club game headlined by Paddy McKenzie(Outhalf), Karl Martin(Centre) and Jamie Osborne(Fullback),

Leinster aren't relying on Michaels its just that they have replaced Blackrock as the best producers of young rugby players and leinster can't ignore players because they happen to go to the same school and it doesn't look good.


:D

I was joking! About the never ending thread about Michael's where the same point gets made again and again.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » September 11th, 2019, 9:42 pm

CiaranIrl wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:
CiaranIrl wrote:Is anyone concerned about us being so reliant on one school to produce talent? It occurred to me recently that we should think about broadening our base.


They are trying to broaden the base of players and have to a degree but theres not much they can do when michaels are producing the best players other than invest more resources elsewhere and try and improve the coaching at other schools and in the club area.

This summers academy class didn't have any michaels players:

Tom Clarkson(Blackrock)
Charlie Ryan(Blackrock)
Brian Deeny(Wexford RFC)
Martin Moloney(Athy RFC)
Liam Turner(Blackrock)

Now given Michaels just won the SCT with a hugely talented 5th year class and also just won the JCT, so the flow of Michaels players to Leinster isn't stopping anytime soon.

But there is a good group of players coming through the club game headlined by Paddy McKenzie(Outhalf), Karl Martin(Centre) and Jamie Osborne(Fullback),

Leinster aren't relying on Michaels its just that they have replaced Blackrock as the best producers of young rugby players and leinster can't ignore players because they happen to go to the same school and it doesn't look good.


:D

I was joking! About the never ending thread about Michael's where the same point gets made again and again.


my bad. :lol: :clap:
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby Morf » September 11th, 2019, 10:59 pm

blockhead wrote:Only 3 Byrnes. Whats going on?


Only 2 O'Briens is worrying.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby blockhead » September 11th, 2019, 11:35 pm

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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby jimbobjoe » September 12th, 2019, 9:33 am

backrower8 wrote:Interesting new breed of participants on fan-site who don’t care where their team sources new players from. School or Club or Import.

Me thinks they doth protest too much.


New breed you say.. What ever does this mean?

Be it the Clongowes mafia, Blackrock, Michaels, Tallaght or Dundalk - It doesn't matter where they come from as long as they're coming in. The Michaels swing will extend to the next schools roundabout at some stage.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby wixfjord » September 12th, 2019, 9:50 am

Ah yes but can anyone from outside the south Dublin schools bubble say they're a real rogby goy though!

The relentlessness and fervour with which some people refer back to a school they attended decades ago will never fail to amuse me!
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby FLIP » September 12th, 2019, 10:08 am

As someone from outside the school bubble (2nd gen exile raised and educated in UK) I just find it amusing.
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby mildlyinterested » September 12th, 2019, 10:30 am

for the record i'm from a club in the south east.

don't care where the player comes from, just like tracking it, incase you hadn't noticed. :lol:
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby riocard911 » September 12th, 2019, 10:52 am

I'm waiting for the full matchday 23 to be ex-Belvo, on which happy occasion I shall indulge in boundless triumphalism!!!
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Re: Leinster Preseason 19-20

Postby LeRouxIsPHat » September 12th, 2019, 11:20 am

I think people miss the point of B8's posts...I'm 99.9% certain that he's just winding you all up and he gets bites every single time. You all think you're taking the piss out of him but I'd imagine he's laughing at the reactions.

It was the same with Ray Dollard. He used to get bites all the time but I'm fairly sure he was one of Madigan's mates taking the piss and I could take a guess at who it is/was.
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