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Re: Schools Cup 2018

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by lw7 » Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:24 am

Last month Belvedere College named a Senior squad of 72 players for their Schools Cup run with 15 backroom staff supporting coaches Werahiko and Wood. Best Large Schoolboy Herd in Ireland?
In yesterday's Quarter Final against Newbridge they stuttered in the first half but power played their way to victory in the second half. As Werahiko admitted afterwards the impact of their early second wave off the bench had a massive contribution on the game.

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Blow in » Tue Feb 20, 2018 9:44 pm

RBAI lost to Belvedere first game of the season but went onto beat blackrock and draw with Clongowes. Yet I suspect more Leinster players will come from those schools compared to Ulster ones from inst

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by lw7 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:37 am

The search is for exceptional individual talent In each province. Michael Milne the Roscrea tight head scored two tries and was a real tyro in the defeat to St Mary's yesterday. Great to see two teams playing fast attacking rugby. Hats off to the lighter packed Mary's who worked tirelessly and found gaps in/ around the Roscrea ruck and out wide.

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Bayern » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:14 am

Belvo are a poor example they've won the past two leinster cups and to date have produced one academy player from those sides.

the team that wins the cup is the best team, not the team with the most talent.

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by kingofthehill » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:21 am

Belvo or Michaels to win it this year.

Blackrock play like MCB this year,maul maul maul.


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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Bayern » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:17 am

Michaels have the most talent but will ultimately fall at the final hurdle to Blackrock, again.

RBAI will beat Methody in Ulster IMO.

PBC Cork will win in Munster.

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Bayern » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:18 am

Best forwards in Ulster schools:

John McKee(Campbell)
David McCann(RBAI)
Jamie MacCartney(Campbell)

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Russ » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:51 am

Bayern wrote:Best forwards in Ulster schools:

John McKee(Campbell)
David McCann(RBAI)
Jamie MacCartney(Campbell)
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Is it fair to start identifying "best" players at schoolboy?
At what point do we go for equality of opportunity?

Wouls UR not be better putting on a series of development sessions and inviting players who want to try and make it post schools to apply and spend time with pro coaches?

I remember when I was at school the hockey sides had regional development squads (which are now paying fruit with the national side improving). Does rugby have this?

There's bound to be an Irish Tadgh Furlong farting about in Omagh/Rainey or somewhere that because they dont get close to the latter stages of the cups and dont regularly play the marquee sides may get overlooked

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Dave » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:56 am

All aboard the hype train
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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Russ » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:58 am

Dave wrote:All aboard the hype train
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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Dave » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:59 am

Any word on John McCusker?
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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Russ » Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:59 am

Dave wrote:Any word on John McCusker?
Taxi drivers the world over are on tender hooks waiting for him to hop in

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Bayern » Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:09 pm

Russ wrote:
Bayern wrote:Best forwards in Ulster schools:

John McKee(Campbell)
David McCann(RBAI)
Jamie MacCartney(Campbell)
Discussion

Is it fair to start identifying "best" players at schoolboy?
put it simply, yes.

tadhg furlong was identified at 15 by Leinster and developed from there.

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Re: Schools Cup 2018

Post by Neill_M » Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:49 pm

The RBAI Armagh semi final has been moved from Mon 5th to Wed 7th due to the weather etc


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