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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by justinr73 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:37 am

Confirmed on the new BT podcast that AS is playing 7s.

Although they may get their info from reading KOTH’s posts just like the rest of us!

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:41 am

Ulster U18 Schools:

15. Rory Telfer(Coleraine)
14. Dean Millar(Ballymena)
13. Ben Carson(Wallace)
12. Luke Graham(Methody)
11. Jamie McNeight(Wallace)
10. Ross McKay(Ballymena)
9. James Wright(Ballymena)
1. Harry Andrews(Ballymena)
2. James McCormick(Dalriada)
3. David Braden(Omagh)
4. Paddy Browne(Ballymena)
5. Charlie Irvine(Wallace)
6. Ryan Finlay(Armagh)
7. Josh King(Armagh)
8. Adam Lamont(Ballymena)

Replacements: Andrew Donald(Ballymena), Justin White(Enniskillen), Jack Boal(Campbell), Peter O’Hagan(Methody), Paddy Eames(RBAI), David Stinson(Enniskillen), Callum Smyton(Enniskillen), Tim Bailie(Ballymena), Josh Drain(Ballymena), Jude Postlethwaite(RBAI), Jordan Millar(Ballymena).

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm

Ulster Development defeated Leinster 15-12.

Ulster Team:
1. Callum Reid(U21/RBAI)
2. Tom Stewart(U19/BRA)
3. Peter Cooper(U23/Wallace HS)
4. Conor McMenamin(U20/Letterkenny RFC)
5. Bradley Luney(U21/BRA)
6. JJ McKee(U21/Antrim GS)
7. David McCann(U20/RBAI)
8. Azur Allison(U21/Ballymena)
9. Lewis Finlay(U20/Down HS)
10. Greg Hutley(U19/Down HS)
11. ?
12. Ben Power(U20/Campbell)
13. Hayden Hyde(U20/Exile)
14. Ethan McIlroy(U20/Methody College)
15. Conor Rankin(U19/Campbell College)

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Tighthead Prod » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 pm

Bayern wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:10 pm
Ulster Development defeated Leinster 15-12.

Ulster Team:
1. Callum Reid(U21/RBAI)
2. Tom Stewart(U19/BRA)
3. Peter Cooper(U23/Wallace HS) minor correction, Cooper attended Sullivan Upper and not Wallace
4. Conor McMenamin(U20/Letterkenny RFC)
5. Bradley Luney(U21/BRA)
6. JJ McKee(U21/Antrim GS)
7. David McCann(U20/RBAI)
8. Azur Allison(U21/Ballymena)
9. Lewis Finlay(U20/Down HS)
10. Greg Hutley(U19/Down HS)
11. ?
12. Ben Power(U20/Campbell)
13. Hayden Hyde(U20/Exile)
14. Ethan McIlroy(U20/Methody College)
15. Conor Rankin(U19/Campbell College)
Any win over a Leinster team is a good win, but would be interested to know the strength of this Leinster Squad.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:46 pm

Tighthead Prod wrote:
Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:33 pm
Any win over a Leinster team is a good win, but would be interested to know the strength of this Leinster Squad.
complete under-20 side for Leinster.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm

Full Ulster A side

Conor Rankin(U19/Campbell), Ethan McIlroy(U20/Methody), Hayden Hyde(U20/Exile), Ben Power(U20/Campbell), Rex Tinsley(U20/Campbell), Greg Hutley(U19/Down HS), Lewis Finlay(U20/Down HS), Callum Reid(U21/RBAI), Tom Stewart(U19/BRA), Peter Cooper(U23/Sullivan), Conor McMenamin(U20/Letterkenny RFC), Bradley Luney(U2/BRA), JJ McKee(U21/Antrim GS), David McCann(U20/RBAI), Azur Allison(U21/Ballymena).

Replacements: Clayton Milligan(U21/Down HS), Oscar Egan(U19/Coleraine GS), Paul Mullan(U22/Armagh RFC), Jack Regan(U23/Birr RFC), Matthew Agnew(U22/Bangor GS), Michael Stronge(U22/Ballymena), Graham Curtis(U21/Exile), Matthew Sands(U19/Newry RFC), Luke Pollock(U19/Dalradia).

Shame the front union pictures are now behind a paywall.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:43 pm

Bayern wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Full Ulster A side

Conor Rankin(U19), Ethan McIlroy(U20), Hayden Hyde(U20), Ben Power(U20), Rex Tinsley(U20), Greg Hutley(U19), Lewis Finlay(U20), Callum Reid(U21), Tom Stewart(U19), Peter Cooper(U23), Conor McMenamin(U20), Bradley Luney(U21), JJ McKee(U21), David McCann(U20), Azur Allison(U21).
Replacements: Clayton Milligan(U21), Oscar Egan(U19), Paul Mullan(U22), Jack Regan(U23), Matthew Agnew(U22), Michael Stronge(U22), Graham Curtis(U21), Matthew Sands(U19), Luke Pollock(U19).

Shame the front union pictures are now behind a paywall.
Tbf it's only a £2 per month to cover a lot of local games that get virtually no coverage.

Did anyone watch the u18 or development games?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Mon Aug 12, 2019 10:23 am

Knows nothing wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:43 pm
Bayern wrote:
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Full Ulster A side

Conor Rankin(U19), Ethan McIlroy(U20), Hayden Hyde(U20), Ben Power(U20), Rex Tinsley(U20), Greg Hutley(U19), Lewis Finlay(U20), Callum Reid(U21), Tom Stewart(U19), Peter Cooper(U23), Conor McMenamin(U20), Bradley Luney(U21), JJ McKee(U21), David McCann(U20), Azur Allison(U21).
Replacements: Clayton Milligan(U21), Oscar Egan(U19), Paul Mullan(U22), Jack Regan(U23), Matthew Agnew(U22), Michael Stronge(U22), Graham Curtis(U21), Matthew Sands(U19), Luke Pollock(U19).

Shame the front union pictures are now behind a paywall.
Tbf it's only a £2 per month to cover a lot of local games that get virtually no coverage.

Did anyone watch the u18 or development games?
i don't blame them for trying to monetize what they do, just something I won't pay for.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:39 pm

Ulster u18 schools squad

Ballymena Academy(11): Andrew Donald, Jordan Millar, Dean Millar(Wing), Tim Bailie, Harry Andrews(Prop), Paddy Browne(Lock), James Wright(Scrumhalf), Joseph Mawinney, Ross McKay(Outhalf)), Josh Drain and Adam Lamont(Backrow).
Royal School Enniskillen(4): Justin White(Prop), Neil Rutledge, David Stinson and Callum Smyton
Wallace High School(4): Jamie McNeight(Wing), Charlie Irvine(Lock), Finn Rankin and Ben Carson(Centre)
Methodist College(3): Peter O'Hagan, Ethan Bryce and Luke Graham(Centre)
Royal School Armagh(2): Ryan Finlay(Backrow) and Josh King(Backrow)
RBAI(2): Paddy Eames and Jude Postlethwaite(Wing)
Campbell College(1): Jack Boal(Prop)
Omagh Academy(1): David Braden(Prop)
Coleraine GS(1): Rory Telfer(Fullback)
Dalriada(1): James McCormick(Hooker)(capt.)

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by solidarity » Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm

I don't follow the under age teams much so I didn't expect to see Ballymena making up c.40% of the squad. Is this how it has been recently or is it a new day for Ballymena Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 am

I think its widely regarded as bias from the coaches, surprised to see no one from Bangor or BRA in squad.. usually they have someone in there.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Rubyredhorse » Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:31 am

solidarity wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm
I don't follow the under age teams much so I didn't expect to see Ballymena making up c.40% of the squad. Is this how it has been recently or is it a new day for Ballymena Academy?
All of those players from the very strong Ballymena team that won the medallion shield a couple of years back.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Tap+Go » Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:17 pm

Rubyredhorse wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 11:31 am
solidarity wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:32 pm
I don't follow the under age teams much so I didn't expect to see Ballymena making up c.40% of the squad. Is this how it has been recently or is it a new day for Ballymena Academy?
All of those players from the very strong Ballymena team that won the medallion shield a couple of years back.
2018 Medallion Shield Ballymena beat Campbell 10-8 in the final and 2019 Medallion Shield Ballymena lost to Methody 17-12 in the final. So no doubt some good players coming through but 11 is a huge representation. Enniskillen had a strong Medallion in 2018 also so good to see a few selected.

Noting Ben Carson from Wallace still in the U18 age group - played centre for Irish U18 last season - looks strong with a turn of speed so one to watch??

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Knows nothing » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:50 am

Bayern wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 am
I think its widely regarded as bias from the coaches, surprised to see no one from Bangor or BRA in squad.. usually they have someone in there.
Tbf the coaches are from RSA and BHS so not sure why it would be bias. I agree that it's more to do with the strong teams over two years at BA.

Carson 12 and Crothers 8 (playing for and capt of u19 but still u18), both WHS the two standouts probably as both played Irish School A this year and can do so again.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:12 am

Knows nothing wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:50 am
Bayern wrote:
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:23 am
I think its widely regarded as bias from the coaches, surprised to see no one from Bangor or BRA in squad.. usually they have someone in there.
Tbf the coaches are from RSA and BHS so not sure why it would be bias. I agree that it's more to do with the strong teams over two years at BA.

Carson 12 and Crothers 8 (playing for and capt of u19 but still u18), both WHS the two standouts probably as both played Irish School A this year and can do so again.
I was told their was several Ballymena coaches with 18's.

My mistake.

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