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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: September 24, 2018, 09:17:53 AM »
It's many years since a team retained the county senior championship, and that would indicate a fairly competitive championship. Sure, there's only a few teams that could realistically win it, but that's the same in most sports. Indeed, there's an argument that says the county set-up might be better if there was one really strong club dominating the club scene, and which provided the backbone of the county team!

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: September 23, 2018, 05:31:16 PM »
Rover - Clough/ Ballacolla is hardly an amalgamation, is it?

R/E didn't look too wonderful getting over Ballinakill, and it was only their somewhat lucky goal that turned the game in the second half.
Camross will probably be favourites in the final: dogged B/K out of, but they have a nice blend of hefty whores and a few good skilful hurlers. Didn't let Borris hurl, and R/E will have to really want it physically to prevail.

Wonder would Eddie Brennan get Joe Campion and Ciaran Collier back for Leix? I'd say getting Zane would be asking too much, but his point from a sideline cut in the first half was something else!

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: September 08, 2018, 08:37:59 PM »
No, there were 60 entered in the leagues; but Division 5A and 5B would be a bit hit and miss.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:28:31 PM »
Good assessment. I think, in the intermediate, CB will be too fast for Slieve Bloom, and if they do win, they ought to win the final, too. They benefit a lot from, presumably, training with the seniors. Colt are having a bad year, and I think they'll slide a bit over the next few, too.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: September 08, 2018, 01:23:35 PM »
Carlow have way fewer hurling teams than Laois. Of course, that raises the question - why can they beat us at senior level when they have a far smaller pool to pick from?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: August 30, 2018, 05:10:33 PM »
Yes, what you say about a strong hurling culture is hugely important. In the central part of the county - around Portlaoise, Colt, Ratheniska, Shanahoe - hurling is just not an important enough game. Thus, even if a lad is good at it, the chances are he'll drift off into something else - football, soccer, rugby - which is somehow seen a 'sexier'. This problem doesn't really exist in Borris, Rathdowney, Camross, etc., where the game is more deeply rooted, but the decline of hurling in Portlaoise is a major problem for the county. My feeling is that the 'hurling culture' in Portlaoise schools is weak enough.

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Laois / Re: Laois Hurling Manager 2019
« on: August 08, 2018, 08:01:24 PM »
Eddie Brennan

Outsider,Expensive and such a success at u21 level

Exactly what I was thinking.

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Laois / Re: Under age amalgamation
« on: July 26, 2018, 11:18:07 AM »
Another anomaly - last night Ballyfin were allowed to play lads who'd hurled senior a few days ago, in a junior C hurling match, again because of the Gaels set-up.

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Laois / Re: Under age amalgamation
« on: July 24, 2018, 10:50:07 PM »
Spink have ballinakill with them too. A good example of hurling only and football only teams working together. Probably should be in div 2 as most of their players are up to 13. Div 3 is for weaker non amalgamation teams or second teams.  Port and st Paul's hurlers going in with Clonad makes sense as they are primarily football and are struggling for numbers at hurling. But will young footballers go the opposite way or what way does that work
Most of the RPG lads who play football are kicking ball with the Heath,Portarlington/Pauls had entered a team at u15 for the league,they didnít have the numbers and came in with us for the u15 championship,itís on a once off basis at the minute to be reviewed next year.
Who are RPG?

Raheen Parish Gaels =Clonad, Shanahoe, Colt, and Ballypickas.
Port/ St.Paul's got to u13 league final, and have a good, strong team. Unfortunately, the football club doesn't do much to encourage them.

That would be an understatement,the hurling side of the club are looking to put a ball wall in place and it was shot down
With Rocket Propelled Grenades?

Boom boom!

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Laois / Re: Under age amalgamation
« on: July 24, 2018, 05:26:18 PM »
Spink have ballinakill with them too. A good example of hurling only and football only teams working together. Probably should be in div 2 as most of their players are up to 13. Div 3 is for weaker non amalgamation teams or second teams.  Port and st Paul's hurlers going in with Clonad makes sense as they are primarily football and are struggling for numbers at hurling. But will young footballers go the opposite way or what way does that work
Most of the RPG lads who play football are kicking ball with the Heath,Portarlington/Pauls had entered a team at u15 for the league,they didnít have the numbers and came in with us for the u15 championship,itís on a once off basis at the minute to be reviewed next year.
Who are RPG?

Raheen Parish Gaels =Clonad, Shanahoe, Colt, and Ballypickas.
Port/ St.Paul's got to u13 league final, and have a good, strong team. Unfortunately, the football club doesn't do much to encourage them.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Draw
« on: July 18, 2018, 11:01:49 PM »
Slieve Bloom beat Clonad tonight. Looked average enough in the first half and trailed by six at the break, but Clonad imploded a bit in the second half and SB won by three. Conroy blew hot and cold - scored some nice points, but also some bad misses. Can't see them winning this championship. R/E must surely make amends for last year. Amazed they lost the 1B league final.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: July 03, 2018, 11:10:47 PM »
I assume that if R/E win the Div 1A final, then Portlaoise won't be relegated, despite the pasting they got off Castletown?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 30, 2018, 09:51:29 PM »
http://www.punditarena.com/tv/

Celtic Challenge finals being shown live

Laois on later this afternoon

Laois beat Antrim in their final - was it the Division 4 final? Out of five divisions? With Derry winning the one above us?!

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 16, 2018, 04:18:20 PM »
Oh dear. Back to the second tier next year now, I presume?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:28:37 AM »
Losers into a quarter.

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