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Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Dublinner » August 10th, 2012, 10:29 am

Right its time we got the ball rolling for the coming season. How are the various teams shaping up for next season? Have there been any significant coaching appointments or player transfers. Which teams have strengthened or lost players? Who will be in the shakeup for silverwear this season?
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby ormond lad » August 10th, 2012, 12:23 pm

Tullamore are playing Nenagh tonight so that will be a good test for them. Heard that tullamore have strengthened with signing of a player or two
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby flustered » August 10th, 2012, 1:31 pm

Wicklow have Niall Smullen and Ken Copeland as player coaches this year, by all accounts have big numbers at training.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » August 13th, 2012, 12:56 pm

Monkstown have two South Africans but little is known about them, a fly half and back row. By all accounts Fosi Pal'amo has hung up his boots too.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby johng » August 13th, 2012, 11:27 pm

Rockboy anseo wrote:Monkstown have two South Africans but little is known about them, a fly half and back row. By all accounts Fosi Pal'amo has hung up his boots too. Kevin West still coaching and they are to play Waterpark next weekend.

Gossip is that the Out half looks like a prop and can knock them over from halfway. Might close out a few tight games for them.

Back rower can play 2nd row too.

Fosi will join the coaching team and maybe get an occasional game.

I also heard they were considering playing for another team (who will remain nameless just in case) before they ran into a Monkstonian in a pub...........
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » August 14th, 2012, 2:53 pm

Gossip is that the Out half looks like a prop and can knock them over from halfway. Might close out a few tight games for them.

Back rower can play 2nd row too.

Fosi will join the coaching team and maybe get an occasional game.

I also heard they were considering playing for another team (who will remain nameless just in case) before they ran into a Monkstonian in a pub...........


Fairplay to Monkstonian so.Interesting podcast on knockon.ie yesterday talking about Fosi and their lack of cover if he is to bow out. Ken Copeland at Wicklow? Player - nice! Coach - not so sure.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby wicklowwarrior » August 16th, 2012, 12:37 pm

Fairplay to Monkstonian so... A 10 who kicks from there with size? Happy days so, means the brother of Munster scrummy Gareth Williams may slot into the 9 spot so. Interesting podcast on knockon.ie yesterday talking about Fosi and their lack of cover if he is to bow out. Ken Copeland at Wicklow? Player - nice! Coach - not so sure.


Just to let ya know ken Copeland's coaching has been excellent so far. Our Numbers at training are great. And some of the underage players coming through our system are excellent they will make a huge difference this year.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Darce » August 16th, 2012, 4:22 pm

wicklowwarrior wrote:Just to let ya know ken Copeland's coaching has been excellent so far. Our Numbers at training are great. And some of the underage players coming through our system are excellent they will make a huge difference this year.



Is Mick Carroll still coaching out there?
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » August 17th, 2012, 12:53 pm

Just to let ya know ken Copeland's coaching has been excellent so far. Our Numbers at training are great. And some of the underage players coming through our system are excellent they will make a huge difference this year.


I wasn't knocking him Wicklowwarrior, knew him from school days so was unsure how he was fairing in the coaching game. All will be revealed, Money on Monkstown to go up however. Rumour has it Dave Mcallister (Terenure) is making his way there... anyone heard anything? Tullow and Wicklow to battle for second.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby wicklowwarrior » August 17th, 2012, 1:39 pm

if its true about Dave Mcallister, Monkstown will be in a strong position. But From what we have seen over the last few seasons is that it will be very close and the amount of points you can pick up away from home will be crucial. It seems that every team in this league is ambitious and have recruited well, so whoever can build that little bit of momentum early will have a good chance. Also if any club can stay as close to injury free as possible that could be the small difference

Exciting times ahead
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » August 20th, 2012, 11:04 am

wicklowwarrior wrote:if its true about Dave Mcallister, Monkstown will be in a strong position. But From what we have seen over the last few seasons is that it will be very close and the amount of points you can pick up away from home will be crucial. It seems that every team in this league is ambitious and have recruited well, so whoever can build that little bit of momentum early will have a good chance. Also if any club can stay as close to injury free as possible that could be the small difference

Exciting times ahead


hear hear Warrior. Any interesting pre-season fixtures lined up for anyone?
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby BadHands » August 22nd, 2012, 3:39 pm

Anybody have any results from pre-season games yet?
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby was never late ref » September 5th, 2012, 8:56 pm

Any body heard whats going on in Garda ??

No seconds this year and also struggling to field a team, at all ........

Surely the economic cutbacks demanded by our German masters does not include NO rugby to be played by our coppers ???
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » September 6th, 2012, 11:06 am

was never late ref wrote:Any body heard whats going on in Garda ??

No seconds this year and also struggling to field a team, at all ........

Surely the economic cutbacks demanded by our German masters does not include NO rugby to be played by our coppers ???


haha, yes and they took a whipping off Malahide at the weekend. Malahide sit two divisions below. Final score 41-14.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby chrisboy » September 7th, 2012, 12:54 pm

was never late ref wrote:Any body heard whats going on in Garda ??

No seconds this year and also struggling to field a team, at all ........

Surely the economic cutbacks demanded by our German masters does not include NO rugby to be played by our coppers ???



Was talking to their president a couple of weeks ago, few lads have got stationed in Munster, and a few retired, the wrong side of 30.. With the recruitment embargo, theyve been hit hard tryin to get players in. Think he said they're missing 9 of their starting 15 from last year..
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » September 7th, 2012, 12:56 pm

chrisboy wrote:
was never late ref wrote:Any body heard whats going on in Garda ??

No seconds this year and also struggling to field a team, at all ........

Surely the economic cutbacks demanded by our German masters does not include NO rugby to be played by our coppers ???



Was talking to their president a couple of weeks ago, few lads have got stationed in Munster, and a few retired, the wrong side of 30.. With the recruitment embargo, theyve been hit hard tryin to get players in. Think he said they're missing 9 of their starting 15 from last year..


Any truth that their two influential islanders have gone to Railway?
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby chrisboy » September 7th, 2012, 3:50 pm

Rockboy anseo wrote:
chrisboy wrote:
was never late ref wrote:Any body heard whats going on in Garda ??

No seconds this year and also struggling to field a team, at all ........

Surely the economic cutbacks demanded by our German masters does not include NO rugby to be played by our coppers ???



Was talking to their president a couple of weeks ago, few lads have got stationed in Munster, and a few retired, the wrong side of 30.. With the recruitment embargo, theyve been hit hard tryin to get players in. Think he said they're missing 9 of their starting 15 from last year..


Any truth that their two influential islanders have gone to Railway?


The centre was playin 3 weeks ago in Clondalkin, as was he playin at the end of June versus the DFB, but didnt see the big prop/8 at either game..
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Rockboy anseo » September 7th, 2012, 4:50 pm

Just had a gander at some pics from the Wanderers Railway Spencer cup game and no sign of either, that is where I heard they had gone. Rumours again I guess, god bless silly season.
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby Batman » September 9th, 2012, 1:43 pm

Does any one know where to find the Players transfers for Leinster league 2012/2013
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Re: Leinster League 2012-2013

Postby banjo » September 16th, 2012, 2:24 am

garda result went as predicted today. tongan no8/prop has left the country for those wondering. player exodus due to fustrations with the set up in westmanstown. a few have hung up the boots, others have joined other clubs. attempts were made to drop out of 1a.
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