Kenny laments poor up­take by clubs

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WICK­LOW GAA Games Man­ager Hugh Kenny lamented the fact that very few Wick­low clubs en­tered teams into the Le­in­ster Un­der-16 hurl­ing and foot­ball leagues.

Speak­ing at the Coiste na nOg con­v­cen­tion in Aughrim, Kenny said that play­ing op­po­si­tion from out­side the county can only be good for club play­ers in Wick­low and he ap­pealed for clubs to con­sider this com­pe­ti­tion in the New Year when ap­pli­ca­tions are sent out.

“Over­all the Le­in­ster Un­der-16 hurl­ing and foot­ball leagues proved very suc­cess­ful for the teams that par­tic­i­pated.

“But un­for­tu­nately only a hand­ful of Wick­low clubs took part.

“This com­pe­ti­tion is de­signed to pro­vide clubs with more games and yet we don’t take part. “Why? “The op­por­tu­nity ex­ists for more clubs to get in­volved in 2015. In­creas­ing the num­ber of par­tic­i­pat­ing clubs is a must for your player de­vel­op­ment.

“Play­ing op­po­si­tion from out­side the county at your own stan­dard can only be good for clubs.

“Play­ers need to be chal­lenged in a to­tally dif­fer­ent en­vi­ron­ment and this com­pe­ti­tion is ex­actly what they need.

“Please, please con­sider this com­pe­ti­tion when the rel­e­vant in­for­ma­tion is again sent out early in the New Year.

“Wick­low foot­ball teams that com­peted were Bless­ing­ton and AGB.

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