this is a pretty good vintage if you ask me! but I think in general there is probably a youth development problem. it's just not popular in the population at large as it's mostly seen as posh, and the only development routes are private schools centered around Edinburgh and clubs in the Borders. plus it's a pretty small country to start with so the end result is just a tiny pool of professional players.
I was only joking, but thank you for the respone, i support Ireland
I was on a stag do at the weekend and I had this exact conversation with an Irishman about how apparently in Ireland the development pathway is very, very well designed. that's literally why this was all fresh for me.