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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby El Diablo » July 25th, 2008, 12:03 am

Saw Ciaran Potts playing Tag in Marys on Monday. He can still move a bit. Very unlucky guy. Injured just as he was getting regular game time and never recovered.
Anyone remember the match he picked up his injury?
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby Donny B. » July 25th, 2008, 8:11 am

El Diablo wrote:Saw Ciaran Potts playing Tag in Marys on Monday. He can still move a bit. Very unlucky guy. Injured just as he was getting regular game time and never recovered.
Anyone remember the match he picked up his injury?


Think it was away to Glasgow in the HC in 05/06. He actually scored a try in the match and he's been on a good run of form but he shipped an knee injury and was never seen at senior level again AFAIK.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby El Diablo » July 25th, 2008, 9:19 am

Donny B. wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Saw Ciaran Potts playing Tag in Marys on Monday. He can still move a bit. Very unlucky guy. Injured just as he was getting regular game time and never recovered.
Anyone remember the match he picked up his injury?


Think it was away to Glasgow in the HC in 05/06. He actually scored a try in the match and he's been on a good run of form but he shipped an knee injury and was never seen at senior level again AFAIK.

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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby El Diablo » August 12th, 2008, 2:15 pm

Johny Hepworth still plodding along for Leeds Carnegie. PLayed last Friday in the Sportsground against Connacht. and John Lyne getting a chance for Connacht. He must be under severe pressure this year to produce the goods. He is only 26 but he has had a full contract for quite a few seasons and hasn't nailed down a place yet. Anyone see how he played?


Connacht: D Riordan; F Carr, J Hearty, A Wynne, M Roberts; A Dunne, K Campbell;R Loughney, A Flavin (C), B McGovern; A Browne, A Farley; M McCarthy, R Ofisa,C Rigney.

Replacements: J Lyne for McGovern, half time; T Nathan for Riordan, half time;F Murphy for Campbell, 43 mins; L Bibo for Hearty, 52 mins; R Morris forLoughney, 55mins; C Muldoon for Flavin, 64 mins; R Loughney for Morris, 73mins; M Deane for Carr, 74 mins; A Flavin for Roberts, 76 mins; F Carr for Flavin,80+1 mins.

Leeds Carnegie: L Hinton; S Armstrong, J Hepworth, L Blackett, T Biggs; A DiBernardo, J Bedford; M MacDonald, V Ma'asi, T McGee; P Murphy, J Pendlebury; DPaul, H Fourie, R Oakley.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby simonno6 » August 12th, 2008, 2:38 pm

i know fionn carr carries a little bit of extra weight but are they trying to convert him into a hooker! he came on late in the game for adrian flavin!
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby Leinsterman » August 12th, 2008, 2:41 pm

simonno6 wrote:i know fionn carr carries a little bit of extra weight but are they trying to convert him into a hooker! he came on late in the game for adrian flavin!


Bradley made a load of substitutions, changed a load of players at once so don;t pay any attention to that. However, he was apparently trying some ridiculous "floating back three" system by all accounts.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby simonno6 » August 12th, 2008, 2:45 pm

Leinsterman wrote:
simonno6 wrote:i know fionn carr carries a little bit of extra weight but are they trying to convert him into a hooker! he came on late in the game for adrian flavin!


Bradley made a load of substitutions, changed a load of players at once so don;t pay any attention to that. However, he was apparently trying some ridiculous "floating back three" system by all accounts.


So his stint with the Irish team hasnt developed his rugby coaching ability in any way... shame

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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby jezzer » August 12th, 2008, 3:19 pm

El Diablo wrote:Johny Hepworth still plodding along for Leeds Carnegie. PLayed last Friday in the Sportsground against Connacht. and John Lyne getting a chance for Connacht. He must be under severe pressure this year to produce the goods. He is only 26 but he has had a full contract for quite a few seasons and hasn't nailed down a place yet. Anyone see how he played?


Connacht: D Riordan; F Carr, J Hearty, A Wynne, M Roberts; A Dunne, K Campbell;R Loughney, A Flavin (C), B McGovern; A Browne, A Farley; M McCarthy, R Ofisa,C Rigney.

Replacements: J Lyne for McGovern, half time; T Nathan for Riordan, half time;F Murphy for Campbell, 43 mins; L Bibo for Hearty, 52 mins; R Morris forLoughney, 55mins; C Muldoon for Flavin, 64 mins; R Loughney for Morris, 73mins; M Deane for Carr, 74 mins; A Flavin for Roberts, 76 mins; F Carr for Flavin,80+1 mins.

Leeds Carnegie: L Hinton; S Armstrong, J Hepworth, L Blackett, T Biggs; A DiBernardo, J Bedford; M MacDonald, V Ma'asi, T McGee; P Murphy, J Pendlebury; DPaul, H Fourie, R Oakley.


I always rated Tigger Lyne. Hope he gets a second lease of life in Connacht. As for Lard-arse Hepworth, the less said the better.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby jrc » August 12th, 2008, 3:23 pm

El Diablo wrote:Connacht: D Riordan; F Carr, J Hearty, A Wynne, M Roberts; A Dunne, K Campbell;R Loughney, A Flavin (C), B McGovern; A Browne, A Farley; M McCarthy, R Ofisa,C Rigney.


Good to see Hearty back after what I believe was a very bad injury. Anyone know how he did?
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby jezzer » August 12th, 2008, 3:46 pm

jrc wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Connacht: D Riordan; F Carr, J Hearty, A Wynne, M Roberts; A Dunne, K Campbell;R Loughney, A Flavin (C), B McGovern; A Browne, A Farley; M McCarthy, R Ofisa,C Rigney.


Good to see Hearty back after what I believe was a very bad injury. Anyone know how he did?


Where's Keatley?
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby Donny B. » August 12th, 2008, 4:23 pm

jezzer wrote:
jrc wrote:
El Diablo wrote:Connacht: D Riordan; F Carr, J Hearty, A Wynne, M Roberts; A Dunne, K Campbell;R Loughney, A Flavin (C), B McGovern; A Browne, A Farley; M McCarthy, R Ofisa,C Rigney.


Good to see Hearty back after what I believe was a very bad injury. Anyone know how he did?


Where's Keatley?


Bradley was quoted as saying "he's one for the future". :roll:

So Keatley moves west to get game time and the coach apparantly wants to leave him in development. He could get "development" in Leinster. But we all know about Bradley's innate conservatism.

I actually had a dream the other night that Bradley had suddenly quit. I remember feeling so happy for Connacht fans... :P
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby ceemec » August 12th, 2008, 4:55 pm

I vaguely recollect seeing Keatley being named amongst the replacements for that match. Disappointed/surprised to see he didn't get any game time. Ridiculous if he's not being given a shot down there. Andy Dunne is a likeable, honest pro but Keatley is the one with the potential. Not giving him 20mins in a pre-season friendly when he's an A international is a joke. No sign of Sean Cronin either.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby packie » August 12th, 2008, 10:07 pm

Carr didnt see a whole lot of ball and shipped a pretty nasty tackle as well, he came back on later so I'd say he was fine.
Keatley was not named in the replacements, neither was cronin. hearty wasnt great but to be fair it was his first match in ages. Dunne had a very good first half, we didnt see much out of lyne unfortunately apart from one super catch, where he managed an unbelievable face plant. (it was super stuff :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby Darce » August 13th, 2008, 1:18 am

Keatley has been playing sevens up until recently so, I presume he hasn't had enough pre season so far and/or rested...
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby El Diablo » August 13th, 2008, 4:40 pm

packie wrote:we didnt see much out of lyne unfortunately apart from one super catch, where he managed an unbelievable face plant. (it was super stuff :lol: :lol: )

explain...what is a "face plant"?
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby simonno6 » August 13th, 2008, 4:49 pm

El Diablo wrote:
packie wrote:we didnt see much out of lyne unfortunately apart from one super catch, where he managed an unbelievable face plant. (it was super stuff :lol: :lol: )

explain...what is a "face plant"?


fairly obvious i would have thought...

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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby BlueArmyOriginal » August 14th, 2008, 12:44 pm

simonno6 wrote:
El Diablo wrote:
packie wrote:we didnt see much out of lyne unfortunately apart from one super catch, where he managed an unbelievable face plant. (it was super stuff :lol: :lol: )

explain...what is a "face plant"?


fairly obvious i would have thought...

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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby silly punt » September 2nd, 2008, 8:58 am

Ex-Leinster duo join Lansdowne promotion bid


RUGBY: Former Leinster players Aidan McCullen and Brian O'Riordan have joined Lansdowne to boost their campaign to return to Division One of the AIB League, WRITES HUGH FARRELLY.

Back-rower McCullen, who won one cap for Ireland in 2003, has been appointed player-coach and joins from London Irish while scrum half O'Riordan has made the trip across the Irish Sea after a stint with Bristol.

McCullen will be assisted in his coaching duties by former Irish international scrum half Stephen McIvor.
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby future international » September 7th, 2008, 1:33 pm

James Downey starting at 12 for northampton today
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Re: Ex-Leinster players

Postby darkside lighteside » September 7th, 2008, 3:03 pm

future international wrote:James Downey starting at 12 for northampton today

he's done pretty well too..
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