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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 5th, 2021, 3:28 pm
Rumoured now that Noel Mc will be staying with Leinster moving into a role with senior team.
Are you putting 2&2 together from this tweet?

https://twitter.com/LeinsterPAGuy/statu ... 5188533248

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Academy prospects 2021

LH Prop
Jack Boyle(18/St. Michaels/UCD)
Aaron Rowan(18/Athy RFC-Blackrock/DUFC)
Hugo O'Malley(19/Blackrock/UCD)

TH Prop
Sam Illo(19/Wesley/Old Wesley)
Ben Griffin(19/Coolmine RFC-Castleknock/DUFC)
Shane Connolly(19/Roscrea/UCD)
Ben Popplewell(18/Wexford RFC/Lansdowne)

Hooker
Lee Barron(19/St. Michaels/DUFC)
Ronan Loughnane(19/Birr RFC-Roscrea/UCD)
Barry Gray(18/Carlow RFC/Clontarf)

Lock
Mark Morrisssey(18/Blackrock/UCD)
Sean Walsh(18/Seapoint RFC/UCD)
Paul Deeny(18/Wexford RFC/Clontarf)

Backrow
Mark Hernan(20/St. Michaels/Lansdowne)
Will Hickey(19/St. Michaels/UCD)
Mark Boyle(19/Gorey RFC/Lansdowne)
Aaron Coleman(19/Belvedere/DUFC)
Conor Duffy(18/Carlow RFC/Clontarf)

Scrumhalf
Rob Gilsenan(19/St. Michaels/UCD)
Will Reilly(19/Portlaoise RFC/MU Barnhall)

Outhalf
Tim Corkery(19/Kilkenny RFC/UCD)
Harry Colbert(19/Gonzaga/DUFC)
Charlie Tector(18/Kilkenny/Lansdowne)

Centre
Jamie Osborne(19/Naas RFC/Naas)
Marcus Kiely(19/Newbridge/Naas)
Karl Martin(18/Boyne RFC/Old Belvedere)

Back Three
Chris Cosgrave(19/St. Michaels/UCD)
Matthew McGettrick(19/Terenure/Terenure)
Josh O'Connor(19/Wexford RFC/UCD)
Shane Mallon(18/Longford RFC-Roscrea/UCD)

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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So Noel Mc no longer 20's coach..

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Extended squad for Under 20s picked but yet to be announced yet

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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not going to hold me breath waiting for it to be announced.

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The Women’s Six Nations and Under-20s competitions, which are traditionally run in tandem with the men’s, are set to be postponed until April and May, with official confirmation of their delay expected on Wednesday.

RTÉ website

https://www.rte.ie/sport/rugby/2021/011 ... uarantees/

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Outside Backs to keep an eye on going forward:

U20
Jamie Osborne(Naas) - 6'3
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Marcus Kiely(Newbridge) - 6'2
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Chris Cosgrave(St. Michaels) - 6'0
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Matthew McGettrick(Terenure) - 6'0
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Josh O'Connor(Wexford RFC) - 5'11
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U19
Fionn O'Hara(Mullingar RFC) - 6'3
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Karl Martin(Boyne RFC) - 6'1
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Fionn Gibbons(Castleknock) - 6'4
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Shane Mallon(Longford RFC-Roscrea) - 6'1
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Daniel Hawkshaw(Belvedere) - 6'2
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Aitzol King(Balbriggan RFC-CUS) - 6'3
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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Jamie Osborne at senior training today.

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 18th, 2021, 3:56 pm
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Jamie Osborne at senior training today.
He looks like Leo's son there!

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Current academy players out injured:

Milne, McKee, Ryan, Deeny, Moloney, Hawkshaw, Turner, Silvester, O'Sullivan and Smith.

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Kiely no longer involved with Leinster Sub - Academy

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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EnergiaPark70 wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Kiely no longer involved with Leinster Sub - Academy
thats a surprise.. not the only big name to be cut from sub academy recently by the sound of things.

you'd think they want to invest more development opportunities in big athletic backs like Kiely, something the academy lacks.. can see him heading west and being a big success.
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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 8:30 pm
EnergiaPark70 wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Kiely no longer involved with Leinster Sub - Academy
thats a surprise.. not the only big name to be cut from sub academy recently by the sound of things.
Who are the others?

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Purist98 wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 10:40 pm
mildlyinterested wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 8:30 pm
EnergiaPark70 wrote:
January 19th, 2021, 8:28 pm
Kiely no longer involved with Leinster Sub - Academy
thats a surprise.. not the only big name to be cut from sub academy recently by the sound of things.
Who are the others?
not gonna post any names at this time, but it's a backrow.

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Will hickey? Aaron Coleman?

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Certain rumours saying Connacht and Ulster coaching at Irish Under 20s led to bias in certain selections

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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EnergiaPark70 wrote:
January 20th, 2021, 6:15 pm
Certain rumours saying Connacht and Ulster coaching at Irish Under 20s led to bias in certain selections
For the irish 20s squad?

Leinster have a coach too fwiw.

Plus those coaches have nothing to do with the leinster sub academy.

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What's the story with the sub academy. Did it even really get going this year? Am I right in saying it wasn't classed as "elite" in previous restrictions and lads were just training non contact in clubs so probably not running at the moment now either except for the lads involved in the A side which wouldn't be all of them? Bit of a write off season for the young lads leaving school.

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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Neil Francis on academy changes
The whole academy system is now being reviewed and it will be streamlined – significantly.

Peter Malone is no longer the director of the Munster Academy and Peter Smyth, the head of elite player development, is currently seconded to the Munster Academy. Nobody knows how long he'll be there or what the next step will be.

The plan currently being proposed is for a national academy based, say, in Athlone or even Blanchardstown. All the provincial academies would be discontinued and all the talent would be schooled in the national academy.

At the end of the season the talent would be farmed out.

If Munster need a prop or Ulster need a centre they are picked out of the national academy, irrespective of where they live or were brought up or whether they always dreamed of playing in blue, red etc.

Some of the provinces have had slim pickings from their academies in recent years – others (like Leinster) have been spectacularly successful in sustained excellence in the quality of players that they have produced.

Go through the Leinster team when it is announced on Friday and see how many in the squad are academy graduates.

This, in theory, is an efficient way of distributing talent throughout the four provinces – but it will do serious damage to Leinster who have already provided too much talent for everyone else.

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Re: Leinster Academy 20-21

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mildlyinterested wrote:
January 21st, 2021, 7:39 am
Neil Francis on academy changes
The whole academy system is now being reviewed and it will be streamlined – significantly.

Peter Malone is no longer the director of the Munster Academy and Peter Smyth, the head of elite player development, is currently seconded to the Munster Academy. Nobody knows how long he'll be there or what the next step will be.

The plan currently being proposed is for a national academy based, say, in Athlone or even Blanchardstown. All the provincial academies would be discontinued and all the talent would be schooled in the national academy.

At the end of the season the talent would be farmed out.

If Munster need a prop or Ulster need a centre they are picked out of the national academy, irrespective of where they live or were brought up or whether they always dreamed of playing in blue, red etc.

Some of the provinces have had slim pickings from their academies in recent years – others (like Leinster) have been spectacularly successful in sustained excellence in the quality of players that they have produced.

Go through the Leinster team when it is announced on Friday and see how many in the squad are academy graduates.

This, in theory, is an efficient way of distributing talent throughout the four provinces – but it will do serious damage to Leinster who have already provided too much talent for everyone else.
This is all very, very unlikely.

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