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by ormond lad
February 6th, 2021, 2:48 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 456
Views: 38082

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/rugby/arid-40221629.html good article on rugby now, also confirms Marcus Kiely was cut from 20's. Very good article alright. Kieran Shannon is a good writer and he's interviewed two men who have good vantage points over quite a range of levels of rugby in Ireland...
by ormond lad
January 29th, 2021, 12:39 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21

The cancellation of both AIL and Womens Interpro competitions is a major blow to Club rugby around the country and suggests that IRFU Committee have limited interest of the impact on Clubs over the past 10 months. The Union should have announced the postponement and revision of the AIL format to co...
by ormond lad
January 17th, 2021, 2:23 am
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: Ireland u20 2021

Longtimelurker wrote:
January 16th, 2021, 10:13 pm
Cheers for the correction. Was it Italys 20s side or development too.
Italys 20s. They wouldnt have player depth for 2 sides to be competitive.
by ormond lad
January 16th, 2021, 9:02 pm
Forum: International Rugby
Topic: Ireland u20 2021
Replies: 20
Views: 1406

Re: Ireland u20 2021

France Under 20s played Italy Under 20s today.... France won 25-24 Link if anyone wants to watch it.... https://www.facebook.com/FranceRugby/videos/225256595847352/ Surprised, would have thought under 20s Rugby wouldn't be played at the moment given the current numbers. Edited to add I'm actually n...
by ormond lad
January 2nd, 2021, 8:35 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:

More investment and help for the club game is always a good thing but it should be acknowledged that the clubs are producing a reasonable amount of players. Off the top of my head there is: Dooley/Milne, Delahunt/McElroy, Vakh/Tadhg/Aungier, Deeney/Alan O'Connor/Dave O'Connor, Izuchukwu, SOB, Boyle...
by ormond lad
January 1st, 2021, 9:18 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:

No disagreement with that call. Coaching the coaches to deliver the skills, not just the results, has always been a conundrum. The Coach who delivers the results, from Junior or Under 20 rugby, is always more likely to get promotion that the coach who develops, or adds to, the skills of the develop...
by ormond lad
January 1st, 2021, 6:16 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:
Replies: 19
Views: 1195

Re: SOB's perspective on underage club rugby in the province:

No disagreement with that call. Coaching the coaches to deliver the skills, not just the results, has always been a conundrum. The Coach who delivers the results, from Junior or Under 20 rugby, is always more likely to get promotion that the coach who develops, or adds to, the skills of the develop...
by ormond lad
December 18th, 2020, 12:36 am
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Schools rugby 2020/21
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Schools rugby 2020/21

Shame the main cups couldnt have done like vinnie murray/godfrey and ran a group stage as well
by ormond lad
December 17th, 2020, 6:58 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Schools rugby 2020/21
Replies: 7
Views: 775

Re: Schools rugby 2020/21

draws Junior round 1 st marys v blackrock round 2 newbridge v pres bray roscrea v clongowes templecarrig v winner round 1 michaels v Castleknock gonzaga v gerards bray CUS v terenure cbc monkstown v wesley belvedere v kilkenny Godfrey 2 groups top 2 into semi final and final A: fintans sutton, Pats ...
by ormond lad
October 11th, 2020, 12:15 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 20-21
Replies: 456
Views: 38082

Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

Shane Mallon UCD
by ormond lad
September 14th, 2020, 5:28 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: A whiff of Cordite
Replies: 4756
Views: 352151

Re: A whiff of Cordite

Meh. O'Connor has to write a couple of articles a day, some of these are bound to crop up. Clearly Leinster set the standard at the moment, just as Ulster [in the 80s] and Munster [for much of the 00s] previously set the standard. I say this pretty frequently [so apologies for repeating myself], bu...
by ormond lad
August 22nd, 2020, 12:01 pm
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO
Replies: 344
Views: 20655

Re: Munster in the Aviva, August 22nd, 7.35pm KO

Confirmed. https://twitter.com/munsterrugby/status/1295670884850638848?s=21 No more toys for Munster until they stop breaking them. All Limerick refereeing team for Saturday. Andy Brace in the middle with George Clancy and Joy Neville doing the line. Would be fairly shocking if true - if there's an...
by ormond lad
August 18th, 2020, 3:20 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21

Good to see more leinster clubs competing in senior cup than the past few seasons
by ormond lad
July 30th, 2020, 10:03 pm
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21

Fixtures are out.
Anywhere with all fixtures?
Leinster website has division 1 conference fixtures.
Ive seen our fixtures in munster division 2
by ormond lad
July 10th, 2020, 9:04 am
Forum: Domestic Rugby
Topic: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21
Replies: 5
Views: 659

Re: Energia All Ireland Competitions Season 2020-21

Was there not for years AIL structure with uneven home/away games. Not ideal but everyone plays everyone. It's for one season Aren't fixtures pretty much set/made online so no bias comes into it. The all Ireland plate and bowl are only for this season so the league format most likely is also only fo...
by ormond lad
June 9th, 2020, 9:32 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 69257

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Fixing = improvement I’m saying that if the schools and underage development programs didn’t do anything differently (consciously) but the academy players start consistently breaking fully in the Munster 1st team, then standards would improve in the schools. what percentage of coaches in most of th...
by ormond lad
June 9th, 2020, 2:22 pm
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 69257

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Academies are built on a virtuous cycle. Schoolboys in Leinster know that they’ll get looked after if they make it to the academy. They won’t all make it but they will probably get a shot. Can a kid in a Munster school look at Munster’s squad and say the same thing. Maybe they are less likely to be...
by ormond lad
June 9th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 69257

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Interesting discussion. Just my two cents as a Munster supporter. Firstly I’ve no interest in a parochial interprovincial shitfight. Bores me to tears. They’re all Irish players and the more high quality guys the Irish system produces the better I think If looking from outside over a 10 year stretc...
by ormond lad
June 9th, 2020, 9:56 am
Forum: General Rugby
Topic: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020
Replies: 1276
Views: 69257

Re: Munster, The Money Pit Province 2019/2020

Interesting discussion. Just my two cents as a Munster supporter. Firstly I’ve no interest in a parochial interprovincial shitfight. Bores me to tears. They’re all Irish players and the more high quality guys the Irish system produces the better I think If looking from outside over a 10 year stretc...
by ormond lad
June 6th, 2020, 9:26 am
Forum: Leinster Addicts
Topic: Leinster Academy 19/20
Replies: 635
Views: 59850

Re: Leinster Academy 19/20

Will Seymour(Centre/Pres Bray) also in Leinster u18 schools training squad. Where are these squads? Do you have an official squad list? there isnt a full official squad list. Clubs and schools may post their players who've been asked to train with the squads but that's it Wont be a complete list un...