Quote from: blueandwhite1 on January 14, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
Quote from: Ogie on January 14, 2016, 01:37:52 PM
The Minor hurling set up appears to be a very positive and professional set up, led by Manager Paul O Shea from Abbeyleix, hurling coach James Carroll, Physical/Strength & conditioning Michael Boyhan Mountrath & Carlow IT,
Each player following a personilised programme since December, Training schedule given to each player outlining plans, dates etc from January to May.
Best of luck to all involved
They had 50 lads training hard before Christmas! Some effort, commitment and another indicator of how far we have come. A long way from getting a few lads together in April and we'll see what happens. No shortage of serious young talent.
When is the last time something like this happened with a Laois minor hurling team?
It has been happening for the past five years 'keyser'. The set-up under Pat Critchley and Cheddar before him has been top class. Cheddar brought about a huge change in professionalism, commitment and raised the standards. So to me, it's not all that new, but it is great to hear that the new management have carried on from the great work done in the past few years.
Hopefully Pat will rejuvenate the under age structure again, I really feel that this is the area we need to be focusing on to try and close the gap further. We have made strides in the past few years from minor to senior but below that more work and new initiatives are required. I think There are good hurling men in laois that are determined to make it happen.