Sunlunds youth set-up is shite.My Boy Harry said:The players will be shown around and will be impressed with the facilities. I have no doubt about that. youre now intertwining 2 separate questions/issues.
If you judge it by the impact it might have on signing first team players (who would come anyway - if you play for Mansfield or Oxford you'll come irrespective of the facilities) then they would be won over (they'd be won over by owt I assume if you came from Waterford).
However if we judge the success of the facility on what it is supposed to do, enable the production of good youth team players, then so far (and its early days granted) it hasnt produced.
It has to produce.
Even though we have a state of the art academy on our doorstep and thousands upon thousands of local lads who are very good and would die to play for the lads, our coaches still decide to make regular trips to Ireland to bring in the "talent"..
FFS i wish they'd just walk up to Ashbrooke Playing Fields on a sunday..!!