Allianz NHL1, Rd 3, Carlow v Dublin, Netwatch Cullen Park, Sat Feb 15th @ 5pm

Would hope for a good win away in this one.

Live on Eir Sport for those not travelling.

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At least a 4 point hammering!!!

I wonder what the team will be for this. There is still a heap of players we haven’t seen yet this year, ones who I think people generally expected to see. Some are recuperating from injuries I know (but I don’t know which ones).

Sean Treacy
David Treacy
Darragh O Connell
Bill O Carroll (not involved maybe).
Liam Rushe
Conal Keaney (if involved).
Cian O Sullivan.
Eoghan Dunne
Paul Winters
Fiontan Mcgibb (seems to be just back)
Cian Derwin
Shane Barrett
Fionn O RIain Broin
Diarmuid O Floinn

And they are the ones who I think were generally expected to be getting game time

Apart from those, there are outliers that I personally thought might get a Walsh Cup game or so.
Currie x1 or x2.
Connor Burke.
Eoghain Conroy
AJ Murphy
Darren Kelly
Billy Ryan.

There may be different reasons for all or some of them, injury, studying, recuperating, But we are actually only four or five games away from championship, so it is going to get difficult to incorporate guys into the team as it goes on.

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Kenny keeps mentioning that there are 5-6 lads who had corrective proceedures over the winter, so i am assuming by that he means.

Sean Treacy
David Treacy
Darragh O Connell
Liam Rushe
Paul Winters
Fiontan Mcgibb (seems to be just back)
Shane Barrett

(okay that’s 7 but I think McGibb has been out a lot longer but thankfully seems to be back now).

After that, I think Keaney is being given time after Bodens run (Basquel is only just back in with the football so at Conal’s age a longer break would make sense).

Bill O Carroll
Cian O Sullivan
Eoghan Dunne
Conor Burke.
Eoghain Conroy
AJ Murphy
Darren Kelly
Currie 1

Just don’t seem to be involved - rightly or wrongly.

Currie 2
Cian Derwin
Billy Ryan

Not there yet - I’d say they have the touch/talent to make the grade but are being given time to make the jump to senior county. I know some people think we take too long and that limerick throw lads in but Cody definitely brings lads through more cautiously, it took an age for TJ Reid and Ritchie Hogan to break into the KK seniors.

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I’ve a feeling a few of the Corrective Proceedure boys will be taking the year out

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Forgive my ignorance (which is wide and varied :grinning:), do you mean guys that are having ops etc?

Kenny mentioned they should all be back in the next few weeks, starting this weekend?

That’s if the game goes ahead with dennis the menace blowing in saturday.

Derwin got his senior debut when we were well short of players in walsh cup.

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sorry - correction on that - that they should start to return this week, not all be back this week. Have you heard something @BOTTLER or just get the feeling?

There are some players though who have either lost form, or aren’t being looked at. Either of which are concerning.

Three years ago Conroy was flying at u21 level and doing ok at senior. We have hardly seen him since.

Again three years ago the older Currie was the best player in an u21 team that lost to Kilkenny. He hasn’t been tried yet.

Conor Burke has been much discussed.

AJ Murphy was a very important part of a Dublin u21 team that were only a smidgin away from beating Galway in an AI semi. But he hasn’t been tried out yet.

Cian O Sullivan was an absolute star minor. He was tried too young but doesn’t seem involved now.

Maybe these lads aren’t up to it now, I haven’t seen enough of some of them to know. And injury did hold a couple of them back. But people refer often to the loss of our star young lads to football, but as equally important is just the loss of star young lads without any specific reason. We need to be bringing through a high proportion of our best young lads, and I think we actually do the opposite- we only get a low proportion of them.

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Totally agree, Chris Bennett was a massive loss as well.

Couple of the ones you mention have had injuries hold them back alright, but i always thought it was a sound tactic to look at guys who are bang in form and that hasn’t happened for some reason. Hope they have a good April and we have a rethink but suspect the panel wont change much now, but if Dillon is out we dont have an obvious pacey corner forward to take his place but there is one/two listed above.

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Ou est le thread de la predictiones?

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Conroy must not be interested in rejoining the panel. He has been Maurs main attacking threat for the past few years which saw them almost get promoted to Division 2 last season. The MOTM display against Cork in the League a few years ago seems like a lifetime ago now.

It’s hard to know I guess. The last time I saw him in a panel was Gilroy’s last game against Galway in’18. Kenny never had him on a squad I think.

He had some injuries, he wasn’t available with DCU for a while. But he was wing back on Dublin 21s two years ago and I thought he was one of the main men on the team.

He was a three year minor and mainstay of the 21s for three years. Even if he did lose a bit of form or fitness, I think a lad like that is worth putting effort into, unless as you say, he isn’t interested.

Are county games in doubt?

Certain pitches could be in doubt but a lot of them will go ahead I presume.

As of now Carlow gaa say the pitch is playable

Wouldnt be the pitch id see the problem with, its safety issues travelling and in and around the ground

Ah Jaysus Carlow isn’t that rough.

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