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Minor managers praise 'Planning' publication

FROM Minor to Major, Planning For Success – Young Gaelic Player Pathway publication has got the thumbs up from the Dublin minor hurling and football managers, Pat Fanning and Cyril Kevlihan (pictured).

"I shouldn't be admitting this, but I tend to be a bit old school," quipped minor hurling boss, Fanning. "I can still remember the times when we'd just grab the hurleys and tear out onto the pitch.

"That's stone-age stuff now with the way things have moved on. I am very impressed with this booklet.

"There's so much good information in there. And I'll be certainly changing a couple of my drills after reading it," he smiled.

"But when it comes down to it, it's all about keeping people playing the game. Keeping young players involved is the key."

Minor football manager, Cyril Kevlihan, also gave the initiative top marks. "There's plenty of good reading and information in there.

"I have no doubt that coaches will benefit from it.

"The future is good for Dublin, and this publication is a great resource to have.

"It's a wonderful document. Huge work went into it. Congratulations to all those that were involved in it."

The contributors were Paudie Butler, Niall Cooper, Eimear Dignam, Roger Keenan, Philip Kerr, Brian Ladden, Ger Lyons, Terence McWilliams, Noel O'Sullivan, Brian Ryan and John Williams.