Kenny laments poor uptake by clubs
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.