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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 12th, 2017, 8:51 pm

This doesn't have much to do with this years academy, but highlight tape of St. Michael's JCT team this year who will almost certainly produce multiple academy players down the line. Needless to say some of the skill on show is incredible for their age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVLbrbcuOs&t=2s
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby Cathalsmart » July 12th, 2017, 10:32 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:This doesn't have much to do with this years academy, but highlight tape of St. Michael's JCT team this year who will almost certainly produce multiple academy players down the line. Needless to say some of the skill on show is incredible for their age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVLbrbcuOs&t=2s


Honestly that felt almost unfair to all the team's they played, nothing insulting for those team's but some of that stuff shown at such a young age is quite frightening. What age would they be? Im not quite sure but they do look very young, im guessing 16-17?
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby scentofgunpowder » July 12th, 2017, 10:37 pm

Cathalsmart wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:This doesn't have much to do with this years academy, but highlight tape of St. Michael's JCT team this year who will almost certainly produce multiple academy players down the line. Needless to say some of the skill on show is incredible for their age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVLbrbcuOs&t=2s


Honestly that felt almost unfair to all the team's they played, nothing insulting for those team's but some of that stuff shown at such a young age is quite frightening. What age would they be? Im not quite sure but they do look very young, im guessing 16-17?


More like 14-15. The handling skills especially are so impressive.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 12th, 2017, 10:38 pm

its an u16 competition.. so the oldest players are 16 but id say most of them are 15 in the video.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 12th, 2017, 10:39 pm

scentofgunpowder wrote:
Cathalsmart wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:This doesn't have much to do with this years academy, but highlight tape of St. Michael's JCT team this year who will almost certainly produce multiple academy players down the line. Needless to say some of the skill on show is incredible for their age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVLbrbcuOs&t=2s


Honestly that felt almost unfair to all the team's they played, nothing insulting for those team's but some of that stuff shown at such a young age is quite frightening. What age would they be? Im not quite sure but they do look very young, im guessing 16-17?


More like 14-15. The handling skills especially are so impressive.


basics are very impressive, runnibg straighy, drawing the man, passing at speed out in front, running lines etc.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby Cathalsmart » July 12th, 2017, 10:47 pm

scentofgunpowder wrote:
Cathalsmart wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:This doesn't have much to do with this years academy, but highlight tape of St. Michael's JCT team this year who will almost certainly produce multiple academy players down the line. Needless to say some of the skill on show is incredible for their age.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZVLbrbcuOs&t=2s


Honestly that felt almost unfair to all the team's they played, nothing insulting for those team's but some of that stuff shown at such a young age is quite frightening. What age would they be? Im not quite sure but they do look very young, im guessing 16-17?


More like 14-15. The handling skills especially are so impressive.


Hard to believe, looked almost professional at times.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 12th, 2017, 10:58 pm

Cathalsmart wrote:
Hard to believe, looked almost professional at times.


they are a special side
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby leinsterforever » July 12th, 2017, 11:00 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:
Cathalsmart wrote:
Hard to believe, looked almost professional at times.


they are a special side


Who's the coach?
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 12th, 2017, 11:11 pm

cant remember his name but he is a teacher afaik
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby Peg Leg » July 12th, 2017, 11:31 pm

mildlyinterested wrote:cant remember his name but he is a teacher afaik

Is his first name Declan?
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 13th, 2017, 8:34 am

Peg Leg wrote:
mildlyinterested wrote:cant remember his name but he is a teacher afaik

Is his first name Declan?


Don't know.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby Dave Cahill » July 13th, 2017, 8:49 am

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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby ChrisUppy » July 13th, 2017, 10:20 am

The individual skills are all very very impressive. Just as impressive is the structure and shape they're playing with. They must be incredibly well coached
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 13th, 2017, 11:51 am

ChrisUppy wrote:The individual skills are all very very impressive. Just as impressive is the structure and shape they're playing with. They must be incredibly well coached


well coaches and very talented.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby riocard911 » July 13th, 2017, 4:23 pm

Amazing. Have to doff my hat. The guts and panache of that left winger or full back to keep the ball from going out, recover it and boot it back to half way. Fair play to all of them. Beautiful skills and fab organisation.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 18th, 2017, 3:02 pm

riocard911 wrote:Amazing. Have to doff my hat. The guts and panache of that left winger or full back to keep the ball from going out, recover it and boot it back to half way. Fair play to all of them. Beautiful skills and fab organisation.


I believe that was Jack Kelly's younger brother Eddie.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 19th, 2017, 3:10 pm

Interestingly Conor Dean was named as an academy player today at a leinster camp, he attended along with Caelan Doris & Ronan Kelleher.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby rdsblue » July 20th, 2017, 10:52 am

What has happened to David O'Connor? Has he been summarily dumped by Leinster? I wonder will Ulster go after him given the success they've had with his brother Alan.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby mildlyinterested » July 20th, 2017, 11:02 am

rdsblue wrote:What has happened to David O'Connor? Has he been summarily dumped by Leinster? I wonder will Ulster go after him given the success they've had with his brother Alan.


He left the academy, too undersized for a professional second row.

Not sure if he is playing pro rugby next season.
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Re: Academy 2017/2018

Postby arsebiscuits1 » July 20th, 2017, 11:27 am

rdsblue wrote:What has happened to David O'Connor? Has he been summarily dumped by Leinster? I wonder will Ulster go after him given the success they've had with his brother Alan.



Have heard he is no longer going down the pro rugby route
He's gotten awfully fond of that brick
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