Talent Academy tournaments Saturday
Published 11/08/2015 | 00:00
The Leinster GAA Talent Academy Tournaments will showcase some of the province's top Gaelic football prospects on Saturday, August 15.
Football blitz tournaments at Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 levels will be given centre stage at venues all over Leinster as the up and coming stars get their chance to shine.
It's an opportunity for counties to promote the development work taking place to unearth their next generation of inter-county talent.
And after all the internal training, it is a chance for these young players to test their skills in an inter-county competitive environment.
As well as teams from Leinster, there will also be development squads from Tyrone, Leitrim and Roscommon travelling and taking part.
And in a novel feature there will be selected GPS tracking and testing carried out to monitor progress.
No limit will be placed on the number of substitutions allowed in matches to enable team managers to give every player in their squad a chance to impress in each tournament.
The Under-14 blitz will see the Wexford Centre of Excellence in Ferns host Offaly, Wexford, Kildare and Dublin who are all sending two squads.
The Under-15 'A' blitz will see Wexford and Westmeath joined by Tyrone and Leitrim in a group playing in Rhode, Co. Offaly.
The Under-16 blitz is in Ballinakill in Wicklow. Wexford will play Dublin and Laois meet Wicklow, and the winners of these matches will then play off as will the losers.