Any word on the Academy?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by SUFTUM_19 » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:51 pm

kingofthehill wrote:
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Any news on a new deal for Azur Allison for next season? Think it’s only him, David McCann and Bruce Houston whose academy contracts are up at the end of the season.

Seemed to be the next big back row coming through a few years ago, but McCann has seemed to overtake him and he’s gone quiet since. A back row of Allison, Marcus Rea and McCann in the future would be excellent imo.
Bruce is gone.

Don’t think Allison has impressed and can’t seem to stay injury free. Saying that if Matty Rea can get 50 caps there is hope for everyone.

Marcus will hopefully come through.
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Hopefully he gets a shot, I remember being impressed with him off the bench against Leinster a few years back.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Kofi Annan » Mon Jan 25, 2021 12:33 am

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Thu Jan 21, 2021 9:23 am
Potential academy changes coming?
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.
https://www.independent.ie/sport/column ... 92749.html
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Feb 19, 2021 9:24 am

Peter Smyth:
Smyth insists the IRFU do not intend to introduce a central academy system, but he acknowledges that more movement of young players between provinces is inevitable.

“It’s always the case, ultimately, that players will seek the best opportunity to play the game.

"The system is there to provide players with the resource and abilities to maximise their talent and provide them with playing opportunities.

“After that, it’s up to the player to see where those best opportunities are for him.”
https://www.independent.ie/sport/rugby/ ... 07890.html

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Bayern » Fri Feb 19, 2021 3:07 pm

I see Ulster named a Ulster 18 clubs side in recognition of those players:

1. Kai Shields(Ballynahinch)
2. Sam Green(Malone)
3. Stephen Gallaghan(Inishowen)
4. Stuart McKendrick(Malone)
5. Joel Busby(Clogher Valley)
6. Phillip Chrichton(Ballynahinch)
7. Jack Dang(Portadown)
8. Lewis Beattie(Ballymena) - 2nd year at u18
9. Jamie Hayes(Portadown)
10. Joseph O’Rawe(Ballymena)
11. Ryan Knox(Ballynahinch)
12. Adam Warren(Ballyclare)
13. Cameron Patterson(Ballynahinch)
14. Jack Gaston(Ballymena)
15. Ethan Graham(Monaghan) - 2nd year at u18

16. Sam Anderson(Portadown)
17. Josh Young(Banbridge)
18. Dan Geoghan(Letterkenny)
19. Euan Bolton (Rainey)
20. Jack Mahoney(Limavady)
21. Ashley Doherty(Ballyclare)
22. David Kehoe(Newry)
23. Jamie Carville(Banbridge)

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Neill_M » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:23 pm

Ulster ‘A’ team to play Munster ‘A’ at Donnybrook, Saturday 27 February, 12:30pm:

(15-9) Ethan McIlroy, Aaron Sexton, Ben Moxham, Stuart Moore, Conor Rankin, Bill Johnston, David Shanahan;

(1-8) Callum Reid, Brad Roberts, Gareth Milasinovich, Matty Rea, Conor McMenamin, Harry Sheridan, Marcus Rea, David McCann (Capt.).

Replacements from: James McCormick, Kyle McCall, Oscar Egan, George Saunderson, Reuben Crothers, Nathan Doak, Hayden Hyde, Lewis Finlay, Conor McKee, James Humphreys, Ben Carson, Matthew Corr.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dave » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:31 pm

I don't suppose there will be a stream for this?
I have my own tv channel, what have you got?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Neill_M » Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:41 pm

Dave wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 3:31 pm
I don't suppose there will be a stream for this?
Unlikely, twitter updates with maybe a highlights package on youtube in a few days.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by jean valjean » Fri Feb 26, 2021 5:06 pm

This is good example of the developing strength in depth. Plenty there with good pro careers ahead of them, hopefully most with ulster.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Jackie Brown » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:03 pm

Why are they playing at Donkeybrook?
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Dave » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:30 pm

Turnips won 29-22. Two tries from Rankin and one from Sexton.
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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Neill_M » Sat Feb 27, 2021 3:44 pm

Jackie Brown wrote:
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:03 pm
Why are they playing at Donkeybrook?
Half way house for both?

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by HammerTime » Sat Feb 27, 2021 8:12 pm

Disappointing result considering how good the A’s have been this year.

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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by Grey Wolf » Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:31 pm

Thanks sharing. Wouldn’t be too disheartened with the result, Munster seem to be making great strides with their A-team as well.


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Re: Any word on the Academy?

Post by solidarity » Wed Mar 03, 2021 8:20 pm

Grey Wolf wrote:
Wed Mar 03, 2021 4:31 pm
Thanks sharing. Wouldn’t be too disheartened with the result, Munster seem to be making great strides with their A-team as well.


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