Official TFK GAA Coaches Corner


#1621

I swear to fuck i’ll bring back first time hurling if I get a hold of a team soon


#1622

Make it happen kev.


#1623

And I will do it with purpose and science and a game plan too.

Teach a team all the skills, be hungry and “expectant” and it’s very do-able

It’s astonishing to me it’s died the way it did. Loads of room at club level for it


#1624

Driven out of hurling by S&C coaches?


#1625

Eh no. Donal O’ Grady biggest culprit


#1626

I’ve said it on here before, it’s time to bring back the over head pull.


#1627

Absolutely
Only problem is you have refs booking fellas for trying it, even when doing it perfectly legally and meeting the ball


#1628

I would start by penalising any player who tries to pick or block a ball at a throw-in. Pull only.


#1629

I’d allow the pick or block, but if he puts his body in there you should be 100% entitled to draw straight across him.


#1630

I would not. It clogs up the game.

You might as well allow the ref to do the @Brimmer_Bradley coaching trick of picking up the ball from his bunch of 8 year-olds and throwing it 20 yards away to encourage them all to run after it.


#1631

Con O Callaghan was booked in the club semi final on Saturday for trying to whip on a ball out of a ruck. he didnt connect with any player nor ball, but was still booked.


#1632

The throw-in is a funny one anyway. Ball stuck in a group things getting heated, to defuse the situation ref throws in the ball, ball gets stuck in group, things get heated etc.


#1633

He always struck as me a bit of a hatchetman hurler, a real Redser O Grady.


#1634

It used to be a case of if the ball was there pull away, but now you seem to have to take into account if you might hit someone.
I remember watching junior matches in the glory days and, when things would get heated, a lad with the ball in his hand in a crowd might drop it on the ground and just start swinging left and right. You’d be arrested now. Perhaps rightly so :grinning:


#1635

@balbec 's hero would regularly do that


#1636

A signature move of his.


#1637

Throw it up in front of them
Slow your approach to a 50-50 (this still regularly happens in Camogie)
Step over him but onto his toes

Many ways to intimidate in this situation


#1638

A skill that is sadly being lost to the game.


#1639

When a ruck forms with lads trying to rise the ball i can’t understand why lads just dont kick the ball out the wing and have a lad waiting there…instead they all go in and try to rise the ball…Clare are one of the bigger culprits …


#1640

Waterford and Galway have got very good at this in general. And I get the feeling (although based on one game) that KK are back working on it again.

A rule change might be no harm though.

But you are right.

Cork still do not really work on it. So if I was playing them I would make everything a battle