Kilkenny GAA are planning for the future, and young players are to be given the advice of experts to help them plan a career in sport.
An information night for all the Development Squads will be held in Hotel Kilkenny on Tuesday (7.30pm).
The guest speakers and topics include Dr Claire Lodge (injury prevention), Noreen Roche (age appropriate diet and nutrition), Sean Kelly (age appropriate exercise development needs, specific to GAA players), Brian Cody (Kilkenny senior team manager), Ned Quinn (Co Board chairman) and Brendan O’Sullivan (Development Squads chairman).
All members of the Kilkenny under-14, 15, 16 and 17 Squads have been invited, with a parent/guardian. The idea is to help players and their parents get the best guidance possible to help the development of the youngsters in every way possible.
The following players have been invited:
Under-14 panel - Declan Buggy (Erin’s Own), Dean Mason (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Eric Kearney (James Stephens), James Phelan (Lisdowney), Sean Brennan (Mooncoin) Mikey Butler (O’Loughlin’s), Eoghan Moylan (Dicksboro), Diarmuid Phelan (Danesfort), Declan Duggan (Piltown) James Brennan (Erin’s Own), Mark Kehoe (Slieverue), Dacel Fwamba (O’Loughlin’s), Alex Hatt (Rower-Inistioge), Cathal Holland (Erin’s Own), Conor Heary (O’Loughlin’s), Justin Cahill (Dicksoro), Conor Drennan (Galmoy), Mark Nolan (Dicksboro), Killian Egan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Colm Whelan (Thomastown), Gary O’Sullivan (Lisdowney), Ian Walsh (Dunnamaggin), Oran Brophy (Piltown), Liam Grant (Emeralds), Jamie Malone (O’Loughlin’s), Josh Doheny (John Lockes), Evan Doyle (John Lockes), Conor McMahon (Erin’s Own), Liam Stynes (Dicksboro), Aaron Brennan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Martin O’Neill (Mooncoin), Conor Murphy (Bennetsbridge), Robbie McCauley (Dunnamaggin), Fergus Byrne (James Stephens), Eoin Cody (Shamrocks), Michael Walsh (Gowran), Darragh Hartley (Glenmore), Darragh O’Keeffe (Dunnamaggin), Eoin Cahill (Conahy), Dylan Morrissey (Tullogher Rosbercon), James O’Dwyer, Adam Morrissey (both James Stephens), Paddy Doyle (Galmoy), Jason Phelan (St Patrick’s), Tom Sheridan (Kilmacow), Adam Fitzpatrick (Dunnamaggin), Frank Murphy (Tullogher Rosbercon), Stephen Donnelly, Ned Kirwan, Darragh Galway (all Thomastown), Liam Brennan Smith (Dicksboro), Dylan Carey (Young Irelands).
Under-15 panel - James Bergin (Clara), Tommy Ronan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Luke Murphy, Sam Hickey (both James Stephens), Conor Grace (Galmoy), Conor Flynn (Graigue-Ballycallan), Niall Carroll (Fenians), Ronan Buckley (O’Loughlin’s), Jack Kelly (Barrow Rangers), Jordan Molloy (O’Loughlin’s), John Dowd (Erin’s Own), Ross Whelan (James Stephens), Sean Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Robert Butler (James Stephens), Oisin Phelan (Galmoy), Ciaran Brennan (St Martin’s), Jesse Roberts (Graigue-Ballycallan), Sean Rafter (St Lachtain’s), Brian Cleere (Dicksboro), Niall Brennan (Lisdowney), Michael Doyle (Barrow Rangers), John Minogue (Dicksboro), Cian Dawson (St Lachtain’s), Ger Troy (Emeralds), Thomas Dunne (Glenmore), Ryan Croke (Mooncoin), Ted Drea (Young Irelands), Patrick Hearne (Shamrocks), Richard Hennessy (Glenmore), Jack Cullen, Stephen Wemyss (both Thomastown), Darragh Walsh (Piltown), Padraig Mullen (Danesfort), Adrian Mullen (Shamrocks), Martin Davis (Shamrocks), Rob Dunne (Young Irelands), Jim Ryan (Rower-Inistioge), Conor Murphy (John Lockes), Jack Byrnem Doyle (Mullinavat), James Aylward (Glenmore), Gavin Grant (Slieverue), Luke Fitzpatrick (Dunnamaggin), Oisin O’Dwyer (Kilmacow), Thomas O’Connor (Tullogher-Rosbercon), Brian Staunton (Thomastown), Rory Lodge (Dunamaggin), Sam O’Dwyer (Bennetsbridge), Daithi Barron (Thomastown), David Costello (Kilmacow), Conor O’Keeffe (Danesfort).
Under-16 panel - Ronan Ryan (Piltown), Brian Coady (St Martin’s), Jack Frisby (Slieverue), Evan Carroll (Dicksboro), Martin Keoghan, Tommy Walsh (both Tullaroan), Marc Drennan (Barrow Rangers), Shane Mahony (O’Loughlin’s), Chris Kavanagh (Dicksboro), James Mullaly (Danesfort), Tom Whitty (Danesfort), Joe Connolly (Clara), James Bergin (Conahy Shamrocks), Sean Bolger (O’Loughlin’s), Edward Moylan (Dicksboro), Edmund Delaney (Conahy), Sean Buggy (Erin’s Own), Donal Cass (Conahy), Paddy Nolan (St Fiacres), John Donnelly (Thomastown), Sean Power (Emeralds), Brian Kavanagh (Lisdowney), Victor Costelloe (Dunnamaggin), Jay Leahy (O’Loughlin’s), Cillian Power (Slieverue), Adam Power (Thomastown), Ben Alcock (Slieverue), Paddy Bolger (Clara), Cian Butler (Dicksboro), Paddy Brennan (St Patrick’s), Hugh Corkery (Bennetsbridge), Jake Cullen (Danesfort), Shane Dawson (St Lachtain’s), Jack Delahunty (Thomastown), Jack Delaney (Galmoy), Stephen Delaney (Lisdowney), Conor Dowling (St Martin’s), Niall Dowling (St Patrick’s), Terry Dreelin (St Fiacres), Oisin Gough (Dicksboro), Liam Dunphy (Lisdowney), Mark Kearns (Mooncoin), Matt Kenny (Clara), Jamie Norris (Piltown), Stefan Maher (Carrickshock), Alan Murphy (Kilmacow), Eamonn Phelan (Slieverue), Larry Vereker (Kilmacow), Jack Walsh (Rower-Inistioge), Darren Mullan (Shamrocks).
Under-17 panel - Shane Murphy (Glenmore), Shane Feehan (Erin’s Own), Shane Walsh (Piltown), Diarmuid O’Dwyer (Kilmacow), Aidan Nolan (Dicksboro), Michael Cody (Dunnamaggin), Conor Byrne (James Stephens), Dylan Jordan (Lisdowney), Niall Walsh (Windgap), John Quinn (St Lachtain’s), Tom Kenny (Dicksboro), Tadgh O’Dwyer (James Stephens), Sean Carey (Young Irelands), Jim Dollard (Dicksboro), Robbie Murphy (Dicksboro), Paddy Gannon (St Patrick’s), Jack Lawlor (O’Loughlin’s), Shane Byrne (Bennettsbridge), James Power, Sean Power (both John Lockes), Johnny McEvoy (James Stephens), Bill Sheehan (Dicksboro), Shane Maher (O’Loughlin’s), John Walton (Tullaroan), Dylan Caulfield (Thomastown), Ronan Coffey (Dunnamaggin), Ryan Bergin (John Lockes), Jake Scanlon (James Stephens), Eamon Egan (Graigue-Ballycallan), Gary Bryan, Cian Loy (both O’Loughlin’s), Kevin Crowley (Mooncoin), Conor Doheny (Dicksboro), Darragh Joyce (Rower-Inistioge), Daniel O’Connor (O’Loughlin’s), Andrew Gaffney (Dicksboro), Cathal McGrath (John Lockes), Ross Butler (O’Loughlin’s), Conor Hennessy (Tullogher), Richie Leahy (Rower-Inistioge).