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Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » April 19th, 2012, 7:55 pm

With the first inter provincial match on the 28th of April, any word on the squad for this years junior inter pro's?
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby ormond lad » April 19th, 2012, 8:29 pm

Nothing up on leinsterrugby but railway union have 2 players in the squad. Best check clubs websites/facebook pages as a squad prob wont be announced up on leinsterrugby until wednesday or thursday next week
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » April 19th, 2012, 8:44 pm

Hope a few younger players are brought in this year. Nearly every year its the same names. Will be interesting to see how many Skerries lads are on the panel after them winning promotion to Ail
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby ormond lad » April 19th, 2012, 8:57 pm

Munster have played a few games against a west munster select, a waterford select and a munster colleges select.
Skerries will probably have a few playing but as they will have been playing the round robin for the past few weeks some of their players may not play in the opening game but will then be called up
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » April 19th, 2012, 9:11 pm

It will be interesting. Last year some clubs had no players involved like Coolmine and Tullamore and Skerries only had the one. A lot of politics involved I suspect.
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby hands away » April 20th, 2012, 9:56 am

probables v possibles this weekend in edenderry, theyve had 40 up without the towns and skerries lads, so obviously a high interest in it. cut being made after that match sunday i think.
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Toilet Brush » April 24th, 2012, 6:07 pm

Regrettably any Skerries player asked to join the juniors was unavailable. Which is unfortunate.
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Toilet Brush » April 25th, 2012, 12:25 am

Regrettably all the Skerries players who were contacted made themselves unavailable. Which is pity
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Not Releasing » April 25th, 2012, 11:46 am

Leinster Junior Squad 2012...

FORWARDS: John Rowe (Wexford Wanderers), Grant Wattleworth (Newbridge), Shane Reilly (Portlaoise), Richie Bond (Portlaoise) CAPTAIN, Rob Dempsey (Roscrea), Luke Goff (Enniscorthy), Ger Moore (Cill Dara), Johnny Lee (Coolmine), Brian Doyle (Clondalkin), Rory McCann (Newbridge), Damien Broughal (Cill Dara), Philip Ryan (Kilkenny), David Milne (Tullamore), Frank Murphy (Tullow), Tony Ryan (Enniscorthy), Owen Walsh (IT Carlow), Ronan Mangan (Newbridge), Derek Farrell (Longford), Mitchel Dalton (Enniscorthy), Ene Fa’atau (Dundalk)

BACKS: Richie Hughes (Tullamore), Gavin Kennedy (Ashbourne), Ivan Poole (Enniscorthy), Chris Jebb (Clondalkin), Donal Crotty (Coolmine), Ben Swindlehurst (Newbridge), Paddy Behan (Cill Dara), Damien McCabe (Enniscorthy), Martin O’Neill (Co Carlow), Ross Barbour (Enniscorthy), David Hogan (Newbridge), Padraig Mahon (Newbridge), Karl Daragh (Newbridge), Joe Taylor (Ashbourne), Ross Doyle (Portarlington), Ray Moloney (Roscrea)


Numbers Game

36 Players in the squad - will this be cut again, only 22 allowed in match day squad.
O Players from Skerries - understandable as winning league and round-robin leaves you mentally, physically and emotionally exhausted
2 Players from Tullamore - 1A runners up and All-Ireland Junior Champs
21 Players will play in 1A next season
7 Players will play in 1B
5 Players will play in 2A
O Players will play in 2B
1 Player will play in 3 - although John Rowe has played Leinster U/20 and AIL with Greystones so we'll forgive that selection.
1 Player doesn't play Leinster League - Owen Walsh IT Carlow - is he even eligible?
9 Front Row players selected - bit excessive no?
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Toilet Brush » April 25th, 2012, 3:25 pm

Hands Away,
I'm sure the Leinster Junior Management will be delighted that your going to 'Forgive' them for selecting a player from Division 3. Last time I checked IT Carlow were a Junior Club and were affiliated to the Leinster Branch so I should think any player who plays for them would be eligible? Statistically the most injury prone players on a rugby field are front rows so why not carry more rather than less? I'm sure you'll have have something to say on the issue?
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » April 27th, 2012, 6:44 pm

Good to see lots of new names in the squad. Just a quick note on the team, I think Shane Reilly played senior rugby with Buccaneers after christmas. I was at a match and overheard a few lads say he was on dual status from Portlaoise. Is that legal or within selection criteria? Surely players having played senior rugby as recently as a few weeks ago shouldn't be eligible for a junior inter pro match. Maybe it happens regularly! Does anyone know if it is ok to play inter pro matchs like this under that circumstance

As I said though good overall to see lots of new names in the squad and will be interesting to see how they get on
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby gleesonisgod » April 30th, 2012, 8:53 pm

Jackal wrote:Good to see lots of new names in the squad. Just a quick note on the team, I think Shane Reilly played senior rugby with Buccaneers after christmas. I was at a match and overheard a few lads say he was on dual status from Portlaoise. Is that legal or within selection criteria? Surely players having played senior rugby as recently as a few weeks ago shouldn't be eligible for a junior inter pro match. Maybe it happens regularly! Does anyone know if it is ok to play inter pro matchs like this under that circumstance

As I said though good overall to see lots of new names in the squad and will be interesting to see how they get on


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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby ormond lad » May 1st, 2012, 11:26 am

Jackal wrote:Good to see lots of new names in the squad. Just a quick note on the team, I think Shane Reilly played senior rugby with Buccaneers after christmas. I was at a match and overheard a few lads say he was on dual status from Portlaoise. Is that legal or within selection criteria? Surely players having played senior rugby as recently as a few weeks ago shouldn't be eligible for a junior inter pro match. Maybe it happens regularly! Does anyone know if it is ok to play inter pro matchs like this under that circumstance

As I said though good overall to see lots of new names in the squad and will be interesting to see how they get on

If you are eligible to play junior you can play junior interpros. The Munster outhalf Ben Martin from clonmel was dual status with ul bohs all season and is able to play and theres nothing in the laws to stop it. They are legally able to play and it happens every year
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » May 7th, 2012, 12:22 am

Leinster have lost two in a row. Anyone at either of the games? I heard the Munster game was a very good game but scrum let leinster down and a yellow toward the end of the Connacht game didn't help the cause. Anyone got more info on the games and how they went
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Re: Leinster Juniors 2012

Postby Jackal » May 7th, 2012, 12:24 am

ormond lad wrote:
Jackal wrote:Good to see lots of new names in the squad. Just a quick note on the team, I think Shane Reilly played senior rugby with Buccaneers after christmas. I was at a match and overheard a few lads say he was on dual status from Portlaoise. Is that legal or within selection criteria? Surely players having played senior rugby as recently as a few weeks ago shouldn't be eligible for a junior inter pro match. Maybe it happens regularly! Does anyone know if it is ok to play inter pro matchs like this under that circumstance

As I said though good overall to see lots of new names in the squad and will be interesting to see how they get on

If you are eligible to play junior you can play junior interpros. The Munster outhalf Ben Martin from clonmel was dual status with ul bohs all season and is able to play and theres nothing in the laws to stop it. They are legally able to play and it happens every year


Alrite thats fair enough. Wasn't aware of the rules regarding the whole thing! Seems a little but unfair though. Personally I would prefer if the juniors were just for the juniors and not for players on a dual status
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