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@BettyDoesMallow. I said no such thing. Another poster made a proposal. I made no comment for or against that proposal other than to politely say that learning from elsewhere has to be adapted to local conditions, illustrating a cautionary example, and I liked the response they made to my post as I considered it to be a polite response and so deserving of a like in that regard. And if you read other posts I have made, both recently and in the more distant past, you will find a pretty consistent concern about the training load on young players. If you have a disagreement with a post that another poster contributed here, then take it up in response to their post.
 

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Larry had great talent, could kick a ball off either peg and stood up on the big day to be counted.

Its a pity we cant produce forwards like him, with our current coaching systems.
Larry was some player he drove standards big time and was manager in all but name in 89 and 90 . There fitness levels were way off the level when he arrived in cork in spring of 87
 
Larry great footballer but as a manager he cost us the double in 1999 by not having Corkery on the team
That 99 team was bang average you could argue the toss tgat he got them as far as he could . Corkery was sick that time he’s as much as said in Tomas o se podcast . Remember the 99 county final v Ucc he was down a few times getting air . To be fair he came back after a better player in 2000 with a structured fitness regime
 
That 99 team was bang average you could argue the toss tgat he got them as far as he could . Corkery was sick that time he’s as much as said in Tomas o se podcast . Remember the 99 county final v Ucc he was down a few times getting air . To be fair he came back after a better player in 2000 with a structured fitness regime
I’d disagree with you. 99 team had some superb footballers and they just didn’t perform on the day and fell to a Trevor Giles gladiator like display.
On Larry as a coach , Mark O Sullivan, who had a nightmare in the ‘99 final put it all very well to The Examiner a few years back.

“O'Sullivan spoke of Cork's challenging training schedule under then Cork manager Larry Tompkins and revealed how his county career came to an end in early 2002.

"I walked into Páirc Uí Rinn and Martin Cronin from Nemo was with me," he said. "Larry handed us out an A4 sheet of paper. It was the training schedule for April and May I think of that year. I knew looking at it that my career was over.

"He went through it and in typical Larry fashion it was like, 'Okay, so we're training Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, a break Thursday, we're training Friday, Saturday, and Sunday'. And this was it for a whole month. Then he finished off with the killer line, 'I left Thursdays open so you could train with your club!' I was like, 'Ah here, now, seven days a week...'"
 
Corcoran told a story in his book about how one sunday morning november 1996 they were running on the beach in
Inchidoney, Up and down sand dunes, Fellas were getting sick, An english couple walking the beach asked them what team were they?
Cork gaelic football team, Ye are obviously training for a big match, Yep, When is it ? next May, Your man shook his head in disbelief,
One kick from Martin Daly rendered all the slogging in winter meaningless,
 
I’d disagree with you. 99 team had some superb footballers and they just didn’t perform on the day and fell to a Trevor Giles gladiator like display.
On Larry as a coach , Mark O Sullivan, who had a nightmare in the ‘99 final put it all very well to The Examiner a few years back.

“O'Sullivan spoke of Cork's challenging training schedule under then Cork manager Larry Tompkins and revealed how his county career came to an end in early 2002.

"I walked into Páirc Uí Rinn and Martin Cronin from Nemo was with me," he said. "Larry handed us out an A4 sheet of paper. It was the training schedule for April and May I think of that year. I knew looking at it that my career was over.

"He went through it and in typical Larry fashion it was like, 'Okay, so we're training Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, a break Thursday, we're training Friday, Saturday, and Sunday'. And this was it for a whole month. Then he finished off with the killer line, 'I left Thursdays open so you could train with your club!' I was like, 'Ah here, now, seven days a week...'"
Maybe they were over trained but o Sullivan got a fair few chances for cork and bar 95 he never really produced . I always think Damien o neill and Aiden Dorgan were far bigger losses personally in 99 . Dorgan was going well that time and o neill was as good as a fielder in the country . Think nemo fellas were not buying in either
 
Damian O Neill was probably the best club player in the County at the time and didnt feature much at the time for Larry also. Jesus thinking of it we were fairly spoilt for choice for mid fielders around Cork at the time.

Nicholas
Haulie Sullivan
Damian O Neill
Fachtna Collins
Peader Concannon
Mick Moran
Jim Donoghue
Danny Culloty
Pat Hegarthy

Im probably missing a pile but ever club nearly at the time had a toweing mid fielder who could control the game and play ball aswell.
 
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