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Title: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 26, 2015, 01:05:48 AM
Massive surge in hamstring injuries as GAA teams push ‘over the edge’
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/massive-surge-in-hamstring-injuries-as-gaa-teams-push-over-the-edge-314525.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/massive-surge-in-hamstring-injuries-as-gaa-teams-push-over-the-edge-314525.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Faugheen on February 26, 2015, 02:48:37 PM
Not one bit surprised Junior, managers are like sheep, what works for one they all will try, with no regard for the future health of the player or the fact that all players are not teachers or work in an office. Having said that the problem could be down to under recovery rather than over training.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 28, 2015, 12:01:17 AM
True, I think under recovery is the problem in the weaker counties where managers are depending on a few top players to carry the team whereas in the stronger counties lads are training their butts off to clinch a place in the team and disregarding their own health in the process..
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 12, 2015, 12:05:53 AM
Major change of fortunes as footballers come good in second-half
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/major-change-of-fortunes-as-footballers-come-good-in-second-half-1-6623390 (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/major-change-of-fortunes-as-footballers-come-good-in-second-half-1-6623390)

Laois shock Roscommon as Padraig McMahon departs panel
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/laois-shock-roscommon-as-padraig-mcmahon-departs-panel-1.2131210 (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/laois-shock-roscommon-as-padraig-mcmahon-departs-panel-1.2131210)

‘We just weren’t with it’ – Evans
http://www.roscommonherald.ie/2015/03/10/we-just-werent-with-it-evans/ (http://www.roscommonherald.ie/2015/03/10/we-just-werent-with-it-evans/)

Gutsy Laois caught out in the end after impressive display
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gutsy-laois-caught-out-in-the-end-after-impressive-display-1-6623417 (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gutsy-laois-caught-out-in-the-end-after-impressive-display-1-6623417)

Laois Hurlers claim first win after steely second half effort
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/laois-claim-first-win-after-steely-second-half-effort-1-6623402 (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/sport/gaelic-games/laois-claim-first-win-after-steely-second-half-effort-1-6623402)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 21, 2015, 12:04:55 PM
Hurling league format to be reviewed after next year’s competition
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling-league-format-to-be-reviewed-after-next-year-s-competition-1.2147693 (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling-league-format-to-be-reviewed-after-next-year-s-competition-1.2147693)

Small fish fry for siege of Ennis
http://www.thestar.ie/star/small-fish-fry-for-siege-of-ennis-60333/ (http://www.thestar.ie/star/small-fish-fry-for-siege-of-ennis-60333/)

Pat Spillane 'very interested' in Kingdom U-21 job as Ó Sé quits
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/pat-spillane-very-interested-in-kingdom-u21-job-as-s-quits-31080995.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/pat-spillane-very-interested-in-kingdom-u21-job-as-s-quits-31080995.html)

Colm Cooper a step closer to Kerry comeback
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/colm-cooper-a-step-closer-to-kerry-comeback-319382.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/colm-cooper-a-step-closer-to-kerry-comeback-319382.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 23, 2015, 02:13:32 PM
Laois moving along nicely after win against Galway
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-moving-along-nicely-after-win-against-galway-319961.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-moving-along-nicely-after-win-against-galway-319961.html)

Limerick hurlers forced to battle hard against Laois
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/limerick-hurlers-forced-to-battle-hard-against-laois-319966.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/limerick-hurlers-forced-to-battle-hard-against-laois-319966.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Faugheen on March 24, 2015, 10:39:54 PM
Who's the team??
http://www.newstalk.com/Ronaldo-wouldnt-make-a-GAA-team-because-he-wears-earrings
http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/code-of-conduct-senior-intercounty-team/18825
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 16, 2015, 11:47:56 AM



Laois looking to build on league solidity
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-looking-to-build-on-league-solidity-331014.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-looking-to-build-on-league-solidity-331014.html)

Tomás Ó Flatharta: We must set our sights as high as possible
http://www.herald.ie/sport/gaa/toms-flatharta-we-must-set-our-sights-as-high-as-possible-31219514.html (http://www.herald.ie/sport/gaa/toms-flatharta-we-must-set-our-sights-as-high-as-possible-31219514.html)

Character building essential to O Flatharta's Laois grand plan
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/character-building-essential-to-o-flathartas-laois-grand-plan-31227097.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/character-building-essential-to-o-flathartas-laois-grand-plan-31227097.html)

Hyland proves Kildare hero with late point to sink Laois
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/hyland-proves-kildare-hero-with-late-point-to-sink-laois-31227109.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/hyland-proves-kildare-hero-with-late-point-to-sink-laois-31227109.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 24, 2015, 07:23:23 PM


Work underway on new terraces at O'Moore Park, which is to be upgraded to 25 thousand capacity



O'Moore Park set for €1m upgrade
21 May 2015


O’Moore Park is to receive a €1 million makeover in a bid to attract more high-profile games to Laois GAA headquarters.

Works have already started on the upgrade which is in response to a recent Health and Safety report which capped the Portlaoise venue’s capacity at just 18,000. The improvements will see the capacity restored to about 25,000.

According to Midlands 103, the three terraces at the ground will have all stairwells and handrails replaced, a new walkway and support wall is to be built behind the main terrace, the toilets at the Abbeyleix Road end have been demolished and will be rebuilt, while all other toilet blocks in the stadium are to be refurbished.

A new press box will also be constructed on the main terrace.

Laois GAA has received €800,000 from Central Council, with the remainder of the project to be funded by Leinster Council. The project will take 22 weeks to complete.


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 16, 2015, 01:05:31 AM
Donie Kingston extends his lead in Golden Boot Race




http://www.gaa.ie/gaa-news-and-videos/daily-news/1/1506151530-donie-kingston-extends-lead-in-golden-boot-race/ (http://www.gaa.ie/gaa-news-and-videos/daily-news/1/1506151530-donie-kingston-extends-lead-in-golden-boot-race/)

Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 27, 2015, 12:18:03 AM
                           Joe Brolly V Maurice Deegan






http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/gaa/watch-has-recent-gaa-commentary-crossed-a-line-692891.html (http://www.breakingnews.ie/sport/gaa/watch-has-recent-gaa-commentary-crossed-a-line-692891.html)
http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/it-s-not-just-the-sunday-game-that-s-disrespecting-referees-1.2328530 (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/it-s-not-just-the-sunday-game-that-s-disrespecting-referees-1.2328530)
http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/off-the-ball/off-the-ball-hysteria-over-black-card-calls-clouds-real-issues-31478507.html (http://www.independent.ie/opinion/columnists/off-the-ball/off-the-ball-hysteria-over-black-card-calls-clouds-real-issues-31478507.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 24, 2015, 05:46:21 PM
This is well worth a read.....

‘A professional GAA: what would it look like and at what cost?’

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/a-professional-gaa-what-wouldnbspit-look-like-and-at-what-cost-355237.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/a-professional-gaa-what-wouldnbspit-look-like-and-at-what-cost-355237.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: OTF on September 26, 2015, 08:59:43 AM
This is well worth a read.....

‘A professional GAA: what would it look like and at what cost?’

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/a-professional-gaa-what-wouldnbspit-look-like-and-at-what-cost-355237.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/a-professional-gaa-what-wouldnbspit-look-like-and-at-what-cost-355237.html)

Wow !!! The best article I've read on this issue.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 26, 2015, 02:02:34 PM
It's a great article and it might even work, given half a chance. I've never agreed with professionalism in the GAA but if transfers of players could be kept out of it then I think I wouldn't have a problem with it.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: OTF on September 26, 2015, 04:15:41 PM
It's a great article and it might even work, given half a chance. I've never agreed with professionalism in the GAA but if transfers of players could be kept out of it then I think I wouldn't have a problem with it.

Junior
I've posted on this a few times before and I still think the only way this will work is to move away from the " County" model towards a number of super clubs based around major population areas.
The traditional club(rural) as we know it would continue more or less as it is today all amateur.
The elite player would however move/ transfer to the super clubs much like what happened in Rugby.

We're a bit away from this scenario yet but the gap between the top and 3or 4 was never more apparent and growing, something has to give.

Rugby was in this same situation 20 years ago and many said at the time it will never happen but happen it did and almost overnight.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 27, 2015, 01:25:07 PM
Lowry inspires UCD to glory
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/lowry-inspires-ucd-to-glory-34235389.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/lowry-inspires-ucd-to-glory-34235389.html)

Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 06, 2015, 12:22:53 AM
Portlaoise's Paul Cahillane recalls how Celtic adventure made him grow up quickly
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/portlaoises-paul-cahillane-recalls-how-celtic-adventure-made-him-grow-up-quickly-369209.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/portlaoises-paul-cahillane-recalls-how-celtic-adventure-made-him-grow-up-quickly-369209.html)




Trouble brewing in Kildare as county board election battle turns sour

http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/trouble-brewing-in-kildare-as-county-board-election-battle-turns-sour-369428.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/trouble-brewing-in-kildare-as-county-board-election-battle-turns-sour-369428.html)




Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 08, 2015, 12:36:27 AM



No excuses from Portlaoise as Malachy McNulty refuses to play blame game
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/no-excuses-from-portlaoise-as-malachy-mcnulty-refuses-to-play-blame-game-370093.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/no-excuses-from-portlaoise-as-malachy-mcnulty-refuses-to-play-blame-game-370093.html)

True games like Ballyboden-Portlaoise can save Gaelic football
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/eugene-mcgee-true-games-like-ballybodenportlaoise-can-save-gaelic-football-34264211.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/eugene-mcgee-true-games-like-ballybodenportlaoise-can-save-gaelic-football-34264211.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 12, 2015, 12:46:22 AM
Laois chairman blasts Leinster Council treatment of Dublin fixture
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-chairman-blasts-leinster-council-treatment-of-dublin-fixture-370514.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/laois-chairman-blasts-leinster-council-treatment-of-dublin-fixture-370514.html)





Leinster Council pressing ahead with M50 stadium plan
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/leinster-council-pressing-ahead-with-m50-stadium-plan-370927.html (http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/leinster-council-pressing-ahead-with-m50-stadium-plan-370927.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 14, 2016, 07:05:07 PM
This is ridiculous...

Jim Gavin explains why Dublin received €1.34 million in funding
http://www.newstalk.com/Jim-Gavin-explains-why-Dublin-received-134-million-in-funding (http://www.newstalk.com/Jim-Gavin-explains-why-Dublin-received-134-million-in-funding)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: finbar o tool on February 14, 2016, 07:30:14 PM
"This figure roughly exceeds the collective amount received by the 31 other competing counties."

A scandal. Every other county should be protesting but they probably wont. Some farce.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 17, 2016, 08:24:02 PM
Begley: I’d rather be at Croker
http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/sport/gaa/6743374/Begley-Id-rather-be-at-Croker.html (http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/sport/gaa/6743374/Begley-Id-rather-be-at-Croker.html)

Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Giovanni on February 17, 2016, 09:44:32 PM
I really wish everyone would stop talking about playing Dublin before they play Wicklow. They're really lining themselves up for a nasty fall....
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Tony on February 17, 2016, 10:07:10 PM
I really wish everyone would stop talking about playing Dublin before they play Wicklow. They're really lining themselves up for a nasty fall....

1 : “It would have been a big event, the All-Ireland champions coming down to wherever it is, Wicklow or Laois. It’s huge and should be huge."

2 : “But two teams now have to travel for no reason and we’re supposed to have a home game — or Wicklow are supposed to have a home game."

Woops - I'd take that back if I was you, Giovanni. Looks like Begley was very respectful - you were just too lazy to read the article.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Giovanni on February 18, 2016, 10:32:50 AM
Another one of your typically asinine comments....

Until Wicklow lads are quoted in the same article saying the same things, I remain of the strong view that it's better to keep the mouth shut.

The same approach might serve you well on occasion
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Tony on February 18, 2016, 02:59:56 PM
Colm Begley was asked what did he make of the decision to play Dublin in KK if Laois beat Wicklow. He gave an answer to the effect of "If Wicklow win or if Laois win, it would have been nice to play in their prospective back yards."

You're clearly wrong. He has the right to answer that question (why should he not) and he did so very respectfully.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 19, 2016, 02:35:00 AM
CONOR MEREDITH has returned to the Laois senior football panel.
http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/sport/6936018/Meredith-returns-to-Laois-panel.html (http://www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/sport/6936018/Meredith-returns-to-Laois-panel.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 28, 2016, 12:41:22 AM
We need to nurture our young talent rather than destroying it - Lillis
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/we-need-to-nurture-our-young-talent-rather-than-destroying-it-lillis-34490831.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/we-need-to-nurture-our-young-talent-rather-than-destroying-it-lillis-34490831.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 30, 2016, 01:00:24 PM
Hurling legend DJ Carey takes charge of Kilkenny U14 footballers
http://www.westernpeople.ie/2016/06/29/hurling-legend-dj-carey-takes-charge-of-kilkenny-u14-footballers/ (http://www.westernpeople.ie/2016/06/29/hurling-legend-dj-carey-takes-charge-of-kilkenny-u14-footballers/)

Ó Fearghail makes renewed call for abolition of replays
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/fearghail-makes-renewed-call-for-abolition-of-replays-34844510.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/fearghail-makes-renewed-call-for-abolition-of-replays-34844510.html)

How do you try to stop the Dubs?
http://www.herald.ie/sport/gaa/how-do-you-try-to-stop-the-dubs-34837190.html (http://www.herald.ie/sport/gaa/how-do-you-try-to-stop-the-dubs-34837190.html)

Kieran McGeeney wants a ruthless edge as Aidan Forker fills in as captain
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/gaa/kieran-mcgeeney-wants-a-ruthless-edge-as-aidan-forker-fills-in-as-captain-34843932.html (http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/gaa/kieran-mcgeeney-wants-a-ruthless-edge-as-aidan-forker-fills-in-as-captain-34843932.html)

Win or bust for Armagh
http://www.ulstergazette.co.uk/articles/news/53125 (http://www.ulstergazette.co.uk/articles/news/53125)

Championship lifeline for Armagh
http://www.crossexaminer.co.uk/archives/17428 (http://www.crossexaminer.co.uk/archives/17428)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Faugheen on June 30, 2016, 10:03:16 PM
Was that article in the Ulster Gazette written by a schoolboy ???.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on July 01, 2016, 07:17:02 AM
This is ridiculous...

Jim Gavin explains why Dublin received €1.34 million in funding
http://www.newstalk.com/Jim-Gavin-explains-why-Dublin-received-134-million-in-funding (http://www.newstalk.com/Jim-Gavin-explains-why-Dublin-received-134-million-in-funding)




Just seeing this now. I'd love to know how much of a structure Dublin had before the money started rolling in. I suspect that all they had was a plan and Croke Park jumped at it. The fact is that Croker sees a block of Dublin supporters (1.5m of them) as a single unit of customers and compares that to the 33 other teams, none of whom come close to those sort of numbers. Offaly wins an All Ireland, 80,000 people happy. Dublin wins, it's 1.5m.

Dublin came up with a plan (or were told to), the plan is funded, then all and sundry justify the funding. Volunteerism? How many in clubs around Laois are not volunteers. They hardly reinvented the wheel there.

I'd love to see the funding stopped and see how Dublin fares after. This is the end justifying the means. At this stage, the rest of the country is on catch-up. GAA in Dublin is sexy, because winning is sexy. If the GAA are not careful, we'll have such a boring championship because Dublin will keep winning. When Croker kills the golden goose, who will answer for that?

Having said all that, the CB have to step up to the plate now. We do have (4/5) GDOs that my club has not seen in about three years. Apart from the odd match for their own club or Cul Camp weeks, I'd say nearly the entire CB has not been out to our club in that time. There's no proactive thinking at all. They get a reasonable idea (eg OMP Experience night) and run it until people are bored of it.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Zooming around on July 02, 2016, 09:44:33 PM
What club are you? The two hurling lads have been out to us for some great sessions on a regular basis. In fairness to them they come any time we ask them. I agree with you on the Experience Night. Time to bin it or replace it with something else.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: maccer on July 02, 2016, 10:06:57 PM
Just one question...Exactly who's bored of the experience night....can't be the kids cos it should be new kids coming through at least every 2 years so therefore it must be the adult mentors/club officials. That's part of the underage problem. Adults get bored and stale. Instead of renewing and reinvigorating the whole set up it eventually just fades off and kids suffer. It's not entirely the adults fault. They should be helped to maintain their interest and upskill themselves. Hopefully the likiof these new pathway workshops will be the start of that
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Zooming around on July 02, 2016, 10:36:31 PM
What are the workshops? When are they?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: maccer on July 03, 2016, 08:46:20 AM
Start Mon night in New centre of excellence beside o Moore Park. U8s this week followed by u10 the following week & u12 the week after. Hurling 639 football 745. Details are on laois gaa website
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Zooming around on July 03, 2016, 05:40:10 PM
Start Mon night in New centre of excellence beside o Moore Park. U8s this week followed by u10 the following week & u12 the week after. Hurling 639 football 745. Details are on laois gaa website

Thanks. I'm the U8 coach in our club and never heard about these.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 07, 2016, 11:57:40 AM
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/roscommon-jointmanager-experiment-ends-after-one-season-as-odonnell-resigns-after-concerted-effort-to-disparage-coaching-team-35027978.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/roscommon-jointmanager-experiment-ends-after-one-season-as-odonnell-resigns-after-concerted-effort-to-disparage-coaching-team-35027978.html)




http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mickey-hartes-future-as-tyrone-boss-in-doubt-as-county-board-refuse-request-for-contract-extension-35028347.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/mickey-hartes-future-as-tyrone-boss-in-doubt-as-county-board-refuse-request-for-contract-extension-35028347.html)




http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/revealed-gaa-plans-for-worldclass-croke-park-development-35028743.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/revealed-gaa-plans-for-worldclass-croke-park-development-35028743.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 14, 2016, 01:27:33 AM

REVEALED! The provincial draw for the 2017 All-Ireland football championship

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/revealed-the-provincial-draw-for-the-2017-allireland-football-championship-35128661.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/revealed-the-provincial-draw-for-the-2017-allireland-football-championship-35128661.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 16, 2016, 12:38:51 AM
Our sport is becoming even more popular overseas it seems !!!




http://irishpost.co.uk/watch-bbc-breakfasts-mike-bushell-tries-gaelic-football-with-oisin-gaa-club-in-manchester/ (http://irishpost.co.uk/watch-bbc-breakfasts-mike-bushell-tries-gaelic-football-with-oisin-gaa-club-in-manchester/)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 21, 2016, 02:11:50 AM
Zach Tuohy joins Geelong




http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp (http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on October 21, 2016, 03:38:47 PM
Zach Tuohy joins Geelong




http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp (http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp)
So now we know why he didnt play last week
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Post by: Don Draper on October 22, 2016, 04:54:05 PM
Zach Tuohy joins Geelong




http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp (http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp)
So now we know why he didnt play last week
But we knew that 2 weeks ago
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on October 24, 2016, 07:20:14 PM
Zach Tuohy joins Geelong




http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp (http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp)
So now we know why he didnt play last week
But we knew that 2 weeks ago
Yeah probably around Portlaoise town but we who reside in the sticks didnt know
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on October 24, 2016, 07:29:01 PM
Zach Tuohy joins Geelong




http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp (http://m.geelongcats.com.au/news/2016-10-20/zach-tuohy-joins-geelong.mobileapp)
So now we know why he didnt play last week
But we knew that 2 weeks ago
Yeah probably around Portlaoise town but we who reside in the sticks didnt know
I posted it here  :-[
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 25, 2016, 12:33:21 AM
Just to clear this up, this is what you posted Don... You said " Contract negotiations still ongoing"


Will Zac not be making his annual appearance for Portlaoise this year ??
Not coming home this year.
Zach is home since last Friday
Change of plan so. Contract negotiations still ongoing. Should make it interesting for Sunday.

Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on October 25, 2016, 08:57:24 AM
Just to clear this up, this is what you posted Don... You said " Contract negotiations still ongoing"


Will Zac not be making his annual appearance for Portlaoise this year ??
Not coming home this year.
Zach is home since last Friday
Change of plan so. Contract negotiations still ongoing. Should make it interesting for Sunday.
Never said he was playing. He didn't play. It was interesting on Sunday. Contract negotiations were ongoing. I was correct in what I posted. The erroneous information came from elsewhere. A particularly disappointing attempt to disprove me, and an incorrect one.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 27, 2016, 01:41:22 AM
Listen to Zack talking about his transfer to Geelong (Starts at 25:30)
https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour/sky-sports-going-nowhere-and-zach-tuohy-on-transfer-to-geelong (https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour/sky-sports-going-nowhere-and-zach-tuohy-on-transfer-to-geelong)


How to fix the GAA fixture crisis and condense the club and county season into 11 months
http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/how-to-fix-the-gaa-fixture-crisis-and-condense-club-and-county-season-in-11-simple-months/100569 (http://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/how-to-fix-the-gaa-fixture-crisis-and-condense-club-and-county-season-in-11-simple-months/100569)


Fans set for five more years of Sky with GAA on the brink of €55m rights deal
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/fans-set-for-five-more-years-of-sky-with-gaa-on-the-brink-of-55m-rights-deal-35162069.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 13, 2016, 01:38:15 AM
Portlaoise on the up once more after debt nightmare
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html)

Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Helix on November 13, 2016, 12:59:16 PM
Portlaoise on the up once more after debt nightmare
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html)


Surely won't take as long to pay this off to what they had! A stressful time off it but at least successful off it .
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on November 13, 2016, 01:27:56 PM
https://www.facebook.com/RadioGAAGAA1884/

what a talent
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on November 13, 2016, 03:40:42 PM
Portlaoise on the up once more after debt nightmare
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/portlaoise-on-the-up-once-more-after-debt-nightmare-35206242.html)


Would that be what they call a puff piece?!!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 16, 2016, 01:02:26 AM
Eddie Kinsella retires from intercounty refereeing
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/223785/eddie-kinsella-retires-from-intercounty-refereeing.html (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/223785/eddie-kinsella-retires-from-intercounty-refereeing.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on November 20, 2016, 10:20:10 PM
Stupid rule that he has to go at 50. If he's good enough, he's young enough.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 24, 2016, 02:11:42 AM
Let's all help Mark Timmons win this... Click link below and vote for picture No.7
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/poll-vote-for-your-favourite-gaa-image-of-2016-from-sportsfiles-season-of-sundays-35233165.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/poll-vote-for-your-favourite-gaa-image-of-2016-from-sportsfiles-season-of-sundays-35233165.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on November 24, 2016, 09:02:49 AM
What about poor Donie?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 25, 2016, 01:00:37 AM
It's not really about Donnie, it's all about Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on November 25, 2016, 08:49:08 AM
It's not really about Donnie, it's all about Tyrone’s Seán Cavanagh
Thinly veiled "Donies not a Graigue man".
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 25, 2016, 02:44:41 PM
He's not, wouldn't mind if he was tho'. But then again, he's not a Killeen man either...  ;)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Keyser Söze on November 26, 2016, 08:51:39 PM
Is this our new jersey?
It looks like a training top. Not impressed!




Can't get the image to appear here- sorry!
Here's the pic https://twitter.com/CLGLaois/status/802251966881681408/photo/1
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 26, 2016, 11:20:43 PM
Here ya go Keyser....


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on November 27, 2016, 07:15:38 AM
He's not, wouldn't mind if he was tho'. But then again, he's not a Killeen man either...  ;)
Not a Barrowhouse man either for that matter, not even a Laoisman by that reckoning so.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 02, 2016, 05:03:13 PM
Your guide to shouting and roaring at matches in Laois
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/226293/laois-lingo-gaa-edition-your-guide-to-shouting-and-roaring-at-matches-in-laois.html (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/226293/laois-lingo-gaa-edition-your-guide-to-shouting-and-roaring-at-matches-in-laois.html)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: oneflewoverthecuckoonest on December 29, 2016, 08:04:44 PM
http://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/success-failure-tragedy-joy-rosenallis-has-seen-it-all-436799.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on January 13, 2017, 12:55:21 AM
An interesting start to a year on the road with Laois

http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/230689/cat-names-thai-food-and-sceptic-stewards-an-interesting-start-to-a-year-on-the-road-with-laois.html (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/230689/cat-names-thai-food-and-sceptic-stewards-an-interesting-start-to-a-year-on-the-road-with-laois.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on January 15, 2017, 03:08:34 PM
Dressing room leaks shouldn't happen, says angry St Brigid's star
http://www.hoganstand.com/Laois/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=264985


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on January 15, 2017, 03:56:37 PM
http://www.hoganstand.com/Laois/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=264985
Come home John.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 01, 2017, 11:42:27 PM
Bookies not backing Laois to win promotion in National Football League
Armagh are surprise favourites followed by Tipperary to win promotion to Division 2 of Allianz League
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/233087/bookies-not-backing-laois-to-win-promotion-in-national-football-league.html (http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/233087/bookies-not-backing-laois-to-win-promotion-in-national-football-league.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 09, 2017, 05:02:36 PM
Creedon says Laois will have to 'take it on the chin' as Armagh test awaits
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/233899/creedon-says-laois-will-have-to-take-it-on-the-chin-as-armagh-test-awaits.html

Laois fall to heavy opening round loss against Louth
http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/233826/laois-fall-to-heavy-opening-round-loss-against-louth.html


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 10, 2017, 07:49:59 PM
Zach Tuohy: ‘I want to play for Laois again’
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/07/zach-tuohy-i-want-to-play-for-laois-again


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on February 21, 2017, 01:05:17 PM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/21/laois-county-board-member-launches-attack-foreign-sports-2/

Gobshite
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: KOTS3 on February 21, 2017, 02:02:18 PM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/21/laois-county-board-member-launches-attack-foreign-sports-2/

Gobshite

The man has premium tickets for Anfield and sponsors the rugby club in Portarlington. Baffling isn't the word
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: les Antiques on February 21, 2017, 04:06:03 PM
Shaggy loves a bit of attention alright .
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 22, 2017, 02:14:03 AM
NFL DIVISION 3

Meaney and Lillis add to Laois injury woes ahead of clash with Tipperary
Experienced duo added to lengthy list of absentees
 
Rory Delaney
21 Feb 2017

 
Laois senior footballers have been dealt yet more misfortune on the injury front as both Kevin Meaney and Kieran Lillis look set to miss this Saturday's game against Tipperary in O'Moore Park.
Meaney picked up an injury in the loss to Armagh last weekend, and it has not responded to treatment as well as was hoped. Kieran Lillis suffered a hamstring injury in training last week, and he too looks set to miss the game with Tipp.
They join an ever-increasing list of absentees for manager Peter Creedon. The Cork man revealed to the Leinster Express yesterday that Brendan Quigley was still six weeks away from action, with John O'Loughlin 'touch and go' to feature this weekend. The game against Sligo in Round 4 is more likely to see his return.

Gary Walsh, who missed the Armagh game with a hamstring injury, will hopefully be part of the panel for Saturday night, while Evan O'Carroll could also make the subs bench, after he played for Crettyard Gaels in the Kelly Cup over the weekend.
Damien O'Connor has also returned to training after his collar bone injury, but he has not yet been cleared to take part in any contact sessions. Mark Timmons also remains on the long-term injury list after hip surgery.

Laois will be looking to carry the good form shown in the closing stages of the win over Armagh into this Saturday's clash with Tipperary. Division 3 is already shaping up to be as tight as everyone expected, with just two points separating Sligo in second with Armagh in seventh.
Throw in this Saturday night is at 7pm, with the game also live on Eir Sport.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Clubber Lang on February 22, 2017, 04:33:47 PM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/21/laois-county-board-member-launches-attack-foreign-sports-2/

Gobshite

The man has premium tickets for Anfield and sponsors the rugby club in Portarlington. Baffling isn't the word

I'm glad to see Laois GAA distancing themselves from these comments. GAA in Laois at juvenile level has been in decline when with the population growth the county has witnessed in last decade or more it should really be the opposite. Maybe Laois county board should look at structures they have in place at present and identify how they are promoting and developing football and hurling in the county. If you make a sport appealing to children at a young age and get them involved through their schools and clubs then they will want to play. Blaming the influence of other sports for me is a lazy excuse. Naturally, you will lose a few talented players to other sports when they get to a certain age but that has always been the case. However, if lads see poor structures, little chance for success etc. then you are likely to lose even more than you should.   
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 23, 2017, 10:25:18 AM
LAOIS FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP DRAWS 2017

http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/236706/local-derby-awaits-stradbally-in-opening-round-of-laois-sfc.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Butch Cassidy on February 23, 2017, 10:36:53 AM
What's the thoughts on the Super 8 idea lads? Laois voting in favour?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: steven seagal on February 23, 2017, 10:55:25 AM
Good article from Joe Brolly on it here

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/joe-brolly-super-eight-proposals-are-a-private-club-for-the-big-counties-a-commercial-juggernaut-35475716.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: les Antiques on February 23, 2017, 11:06:19 AM
I'm in two minds . On one hand it will definetly add and create a different kind of excitement to the summer . On the other hand it would be unlikely for counties such as Tipp to reach an All Ireland Semi Final again given the Super 8 set-up . Lots more pros and cons but maybe it's worth a go . A shake up is needed .
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Keyser Söze on February 23, 2017, 01:48:52 PM
I'm in two minds . On one hand it will definetly add and create a different kind of excitement to the summer . On the other hand it would be unlikely for counties such as Tipp to reach an All Ireland Semi Final again given the Super 8 set-up . Lots more pros and cons but maybe it's worth a go . A shake up is needed .

One thing from Brolly's article that's worth noting is the extra revenue from TV, tickets and sponsorship that this will generate.
We all know how the GAA works, if they fall upon something that boosts the coffers, that something is here to stay.
If this is given 3 years the GAA are then able to show the massive increase in revenue it produced, and then what they are particularly good at is showing us how we all benefitted from this money "trickling down". If it get's in, it's here far beyond the 3 years.

I don't see anything it it except giving more chances to the stronger status quo and reducing the chances of those trying to catch up.
Oh, and the extra money!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 24, 2017, 01:13:30 AM
It's not proving very popular according to this poll:

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=266719 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=266719)

 
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 24, 2017, 01:17:42 AM




Creedon: we'll shake hands after
22 February 2017

There will be no room for sentiment when Peter Creedon sends his Laois players out on to the O'Moore Park field for Saturday night's Division 3 encounter against his former Tipperary charges.
The Cork native laid the foundations for the Premier County's run to last year's All-Ireland SFC semi-final during his spells as minor, U-21 and senior manager.
“I've worked with all of the Tipp players, many of them for nearly ten years, so they'll be trying to get one over on me and I'll be trying to get one over on them,” he remarked to The Irish Independent.
“We'll go at it hard for the match and then shake hands after.
“I wasn't one bit surprised at Tipp's emergence, they'd been knocking on the door in previous years. There's huge talent within that squad, they'll be hoping to push on and will be a huge challenge on Saturday night.
"I'd be hoping Tipp will do very well in the league and push on in the Munster Championship but on Saturday night I'll be planning the best performance for Laois.”
Creedon is planning without the services of Kevin Meaney and Kieran Lillis who both picked up knocks in recent weeks while midfielder Brendan Quigley is not set to return for another six weeks at least.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on February 24, 2017, 09:00:07 AM
The Super 8 is a crock of shit.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 25, 2017, 01:53:48 AM
Key players set to return for Laois footballers
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/21/key-players-set-return-laois-footballers/ (http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/21/key-players-set-return-laois-footballers/)

Attride: I plan to lead my Laois teammates by example
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/24/attride-i-plan-lead-laois-teammates-example/ (http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/02/24/attride-i-plan-lead-laois-teammates-example/)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on February 25, 2017, 12:34:43 PM
Super 8 gone through.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 28, 2017, 12:45:11 AM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/03/27/jack-nolan-dont-sit-home-complaining-get-support-county-teams/ (http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/03/27/jack-nolan-dont-sit-home-complaining-get-support-county-teams/)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 04, 2017, 12:32:16 PM
Well done Colm Cooper, a true footballing genius..

http://www.punditarena.com/gaa/jmurphy/colm-cooper-releases-heartfelt-statement-following-retirement-inter-county-football/

http://extra.ie/sport/gaa/colm-coopers-career-pictures
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 28, 2017, 07:06:26 PM
Jarlath Burns on potential rule change in football that every full-forward in Ireland will love

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/football/jarlath-burnss-on-a-potential-new-rules-change-in-football-that-every-full-forward-in-ireland-will-be-wishing-for-121719
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 08, 2017, 12:56:57 PM
RTÉ to broadcast 31 live championship games this summer

http://www.hoganstand.com/Laois/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=269922&utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 17, 2017, 12:11:10 AM
Sky Sports reveal their 2017 GAA TV schedule

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=270328 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=270328)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 18, 2017, 12:21:25 AM
Jim McGuinness Gives Piece Of Advice That Should Speak To Every Sportsperson
https://www.balls.ie/gaa/jim-mcguinness-3-365138 (https://www.balls.ie/gaa/jim-mcguinness-3-365138)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: redsetanta on May 18, 2017, 09:57:56 AM
Came across this article about Zoom from the time of his book launch.

[url]http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/all-for-the-love-of-the-game-26496024.html[url]
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 18, 2017, 07:38:03 PM
Great Article redsetanta, just fixed the link here if you don't mind...
http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/all-for-the-love-of-the-game-26496024.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/hurling/all-for-the-love-of-the-game-26496024.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Tony on May 18, 2017, 08:12:32 PM
Ah brilliant article. Pat is one of the legends of Laois gaa and still giving plenty to the cause. An absolute gentleman, too.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Faugheen on May 18, 2017, 11:24:48 PM


A good actor too :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfRaV06AgBU&index=10&list=PL36F720D8DB031623
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: redsetanta on May 19, 2017, 11:08:07 AM
Gas men them Duff's. Good song too. Does Cheddar make an appearance in that video? There's a lad not too unlike him!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 22, 2017, 11:52:42 AM
Great win for Laois footballers.

http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/05/22/jack-nolan-refreshing-display-much-admire/
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Tony on May 25, 2017, 03:57:02 PM
Nice little write up by Teddy Fennelly about the history of O'Moore Park. Interesting stuff:

http://www.laoisgaa.ie/contentPage/43223/pairc_ui_mhordha
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Unlaoised on May 26, 2017, 09:38:26 AM
Nice little write up by Teddy Fennelly about the history of O'Moore Park. Interesting stuff:

http://www.laoisgaa.ie/contentPage/43223/pairc_ui_mhordha

Excellent piece by an excellent writer!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 19, 2017, 11:57:38 AM
Didn't think this would ever happen again, looks like were not the only ones who cant count..  ;D

Yeats County guilty of breaking subs rule?
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=271835
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on June 19, 2017, 12:18:31 PM
Didn't think this would ever happen again, looks like were not the only ones who cant count..  ;D

Yeats County guilty of breaking subs rule?
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=271835
If my memory is correct didnt Kildare fall foul of a similar situation a few years back (Ironically against Sligo). And Sligo's manager is Niall Carew who was involved with Kildare at the time. Or was it Sligo who fell foul ????
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: blueandwhite1 on June 19, 2017, 12:28:54 PM
Didn't think this would ever happen again, looks like were not the only ones who cant count..  ;D

Yeats County guilty of breaking subs rule?
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=271835
If my memory is correct didnt Kildare fall foul of a similar situation a few years back (Ironically against Sligo). And Sligo's manager is Niall Carew who was involved with Kildare at the time. Or was it Sligo who fell foul ????

I think the Kildare subs controversy was against Offaly back in 2006.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on June 19, 2017, 02:22:53 PM
Didn't think this would ever happen again, looks like were not the only ones who cant count..  ;D

Yeats County guilty of breaking subs rule?
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=271835
If my memory is correct didnt Kildare fall foul of a similar situation a few years back (Ironically against Sligo). And Sligo's manager is Niall Carew who was involved with Kildare at the time. Or was it Sligo who fell foul ????

I think the Kildare subs controversy was against Offaly back in 2006.

Twice in two consecutive years.

The first time was the first game of the 2002 league which was Micko's last year. Kildare and Sligo drew in Newbridge in the first game of the campaign. It was the first year of the blood sub rule which there was some confusion over. Kildare used six subs and Sligo were awarded the points.

The following year Kildare beat Sligo in Markievicz Park by a point. Kildare hadn't listed their substitutes on the teamsheet and Sligo objected. The game was replayed at the end of the league which Sligo then won and Kildare were relegated.

Carew wouldn't have been involved in either year.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/kildare-may-lose-points-from-sligo-game-1.349706 (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/kildare-may-lose-points-from-sligo-game-1.349706)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 19, 2017, 04:01:52 PM
Kingston class holds off late Wicklow rally
http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/kingston-class-holds-off-late-wicklow-rally-35840089.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on June 20, 2017, 12:26:13 PM
Didn't think this would ever happen again, looks like were not the only ones who cant count..  ;D

Yeats County guilty of breaking subs rule?
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=271835
If my memory is correct didnt Kildare fall foul of a similar situation a few years back (Ironically against Sligo). And Sligo's manager is Niall Carew who was involved with Kildare at the time. Or was it Sligo who fell foul ????

I think the Kildare subs controversy was against Offaly back in 2006.

Twice in two consecutive years.

The first time was the first game of the 2002 league which was Micko's last year. Kildare and Sligo drew in Newbridge in the first game of the campaign. It was the first year of the blood sub rule which there was some confusion over. Kildare used six subs and Sligo were awarded the points.

The following year Kildare beat Sligo in Markievicz Park by a point. Kildare hadn't listed their substitutes on the teamsheet and Sligo objected. The game was replayed at the end of the league which Sligo then won and Kildare were relegated.

Carew wouldn't have been involved in either year.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/kildare-may-lose-points-from-sligo-game-1.349706 (http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/kildare-may-lose-points-from-sligo-game-1.349706)
Cheers for that Donnelly Hollow. Best of luck in the final. Yeez have a fine team and could cause a few surprises this year
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 21, 2017, 01:15:00 PM
GAA wait for possibility of O’Moore Park football and hurling double header
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/06/20/gaa-wait-possibility-omoore-park-football-hurling-double-header/

Captain Attride hoping Laois can learn from Wicklow lapse
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/06/20/captain-attride-hoping-laois-can-learn-wicklow-lapse/

Creedon hoping Wicklow test will stand to Laois
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/06/19/creedon-hoping-wicklow-test-will-stand-laois/
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 29, 2017, 04:36:50 PM
Martin Breheny: Connolly loses again and this time it’s down to his manager



http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/martin-breheny-connolly-loses-again-and-this-time-its-down-to-his-manager-35872968.html
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 16, 2017, 01:11:42 AM
Brilliant tribute to the great Ross Munnelly, what a fantastic player...




https://www.facebook.com/mauricewalshphotography/videos/1337315106389417/
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Post by: Joeythelips on July 17, 2017, 09:07:05 AM
What a player he was at his peak, a great servant to his club and county. He would be one off the Leinster winning team that would make an all time great laois team IMO (alongside Tom Kelly and Joe Higgins).
My main memory of him was the 2005 Leinster final when although they lost they lost the fact that they should have won was due mainly to Ross. I had the perfect view a couple rows from the front of the upper Hogan that day, he was telling players to get out of the way and make room for him, as he would sprint from one side of the pitch to the other to win possession and take on the Dublin's defence, demanding the ball off his team mates when Laois needed it most, scoring points, setting up team mates and winning frees. He was incredible to watch.
The other memory is of watching Arles Kilcruise play in their first Leinster championship game  on TG4 24 hours after winning their first county title (a disgrace of course), we saw the professionalism of all the Arles players that day but in particular Chris Conway and Ross. The fact the they won was incredible.
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Post by: OTF on July 17, 2017, 10:23:13 AM
We've had some fantastic forwards during my time watching Laois  ( 50  years  ;D) some with outstanding natural talent  and much acclaimed.
But for me, for his ability ( he must be our all time highest scorer no) his determination his longevity and most of all for his attitude Ross would be by far the best Laois forward I have seen.
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Post by: Tony on July 17, 2017, 01:30:08 PM
It would be great to keep him involved in years to come. What a great attitude he has, toss up between him and Cahir Healy as most committed, dedicated Laois GAA player. Would love to see him in underage development - he speaks very well and has time for everyone. He's really someone to look up to in Laois GAA.
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Post by: redsetanta on July 17, 2017, 02:19:34 PM
He should be brought in as a GDO alongside Colm Begley even if it means moving someone elsewhere. The kids really look up to him and he has a great work ethic.
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Post by: The Monument Road on July 17, 2017, 05:49:26 PM
He should be brought in as a GDO alongside Colm Begley even if it means moving someone elsewhere. The kids really look up to him and he has a great work ethic.
Agree but dont hold your breadth. The present set up is embedded and will take a lot of changes at the top for that to happen. The GDAs as they stand have been a total failure ( Begley, a recent addition is not included in that opinion).
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 18, 2017, 10:56:27 AM
That may be so but are they getting the support they need.
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Post by: Unison on July 18, 2017, 11:02:29 AM
It was disappointing to see Laois u16s getting a bad beating from Meath in the Gerry Reilly Cup at the weekend. A reflection on the under age coaching in the county again?

I thought this team was supposed to be fairly good.
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Post by: SCFC on July 18, 2017, 11:19:14 AM
It was disappointing to see Laois u16s getting a bad beating from Meath in the Gerry Reilly Cup at the weekend. A reflection on the under age coaching in the county again?

I thought this team was supposed to be fairly good.
think the 17s are better than the 16s. To be fair the 16s won their 2 previous games in that competition.
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Post by: The Monument Road on July 18, 2017, 11:50:47 AM
That may be so but are they getting the support they need.
Well they are getting well paid. I'd love to know if the GDAs have achieved the highest coaching qualification  required . I have my doubts
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 28, 2017, 05:15:35 PM
This is brilliant ...

Davie calls out Duignan..

https://twitter.com/JOEdotie/status/890650703818964992
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Zooming around on July 28, 2017, 07:01:32 PM
That may be so but are they getting the support they need.
Well they are getting well paid. I'd love to know if the GDAs have achieved the highest coaching qualification  required . I have my doubts

How much are they on?
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Post by: clonadmad on July 28, 2017, 09:27:46 PM
€28k

I know of 2 clubs not too far from Laois looking to part fund one with help from their county board
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 29, 2017, 12:57:05 AM
€28k

I know of 2 clubs not too far from Laois looking to part fund one with help from their county board

Why would clubs and co. boards outside of Laois look to part fund our GDA's. Really don't get that one  !!!!
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Post by: Keyser Söze on July 29, 2017, 01:03:24 AM
€28k

I know of 2 clubs not too far from Laois looking to part fund one with help from their county board

Why would clubs and co. boards outside of Laois look to part fund our GDA's. Really don't get that one  !!!!

Tell me you are joking!
In fairness 28k is not exactly huge money for an ambitious person!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: clonadmad on July 29, 2017, 09:13:28 AM
€28k

I know of 2 clubs not too far from Laois looking to part fund one with help from their county board

Why would clubs and co. boards outside of Laois look to part fund our GDA's. Really don't get that one  !!!!

They aren't looking to fund a laois Gda,they are looking to fund their OWN one,the 2 clubs are going to fund a GDA to work exclusively within the 2 clubs,they are also looking to offer considerably above the €28k in order to find the right candidate.
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Post by: The Monument Road on July 29, 2017, 12:51:10 PM
€28k

I know of 2 clubs not too far from Laois looking to part fund one with help from their county board
Its a hell of a lot more then that for the more senior full time  GDAs that i do know. Thats not counting travel expenses either.
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 02, 2017, 01:19:45 PM
Former All-Star returns after seven-year absence

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873)

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Post by: blueandwhite1 on August 02, 2017, 01:52:01 PM
Former All-Star returns after seven-year absence

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873)



Was pure class. Blistering pace, power and balance. Could play any position on the pitch.
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Post by: The PRO on August 02, 2017, 04:56:23 PM
Former All-Star returns after seven-year absence

http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873 (http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=273873)



Was pure class. Blistering pace, power and balance. Could play any position on the pitch.
And the Lillies hate him. Gotta love Tom!!😁
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Post by: Tony on August 02, 2017, 09:02:38 PM
Fair play to Tom - he loves the game and the game loves him. Class player to watch. Great news that he's back enjoying ball. Maybe we'll see him on the Laois panel for 2018, we could probably do with him  ;)
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 30, 2017, 12:48:30 AM
Sean Cavanagh Perfectly Sums Up The Futility Of Trying To Compete With Dublin




https://www.balls.ie/gaa/sean-cavanagh-dublin-2-372450?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Balls.ie&utm_content=Sean%20Cavanagh%20Perfectly%20Sums%20Up%20The%20Futility%20Of%20Trying%20To%20Compete%20With%20Dublin (https://www.balls.ie/gaa/sean-cavanagh-dublin-2-372450?utm_campaign=coschedule&utm_source=facebook_page&utm_medium=Balls.ie&utm_content=Sean%20Cavanagh%20Perfectly%20Sums%20Up%20The%20Futility%20Of%20Trying%20To%20Compete%20With%20Dublin)
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 07, 2017, 11:24:59 AM
Portlaoise footballers spend weekend in France as part of championship preparations
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/09/06/portlaoise-footballers-spend-weekend-france/
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Post by: The Monument Road on September 08, 2017, 03:07:07 PM
Portlaoise footballers spend weekend in France as part of championship preparations
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/09/06/portlaoise-footballers-spend-weekend-france/
Now that's how you do it. If the players payed for the trip better again.
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Post by: Keyser Söze on September 08, 2017, 03:17:33 PM
Portlaoise footballers spend weekend in France as part of championship preparations
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/09/06/portlaoise-footballers-spend-weekend-france/
Now that's how you do it. If the players payed for the trip better again.

It's actually very good thinking if you think about it. Same weekend as the picnic. What would 2/3 days in Stradbally cost you? I'd imagine this didn't cost them anymore. There was never any danger of games clashing with it, considering the weekend that was in it. So flights etc could be booked well in advance.
Great organisation, innovation and dedication. Well done McNulty et al.
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Post by: Butch Cassidy on September 08, 2017, 05:44:25 PM
I'm all for training weekends but why the need to go foreign? Dublin never go abroad for their camps
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Post by: redsetanta on September 08, 2017, 06:30:01 PM
Too many promotional jobs to be done by the county stars.

Anyhow they're happy to wait for their AI winning holiday.
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Post by: BallyroanAbu on September 16, 2017, 11:03:36 AM
https://www.rte.ie/sport/football/2017/0915/904973-colm-orourke-has-a-point-this-blue-wave-wont-break/

Colm O Rourke has a point is the caption
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 22, 2017, 03:40:32 PM
Zack could be home for the final yet!

http://www.the42.ie/zach-tuohy-geelong-2-3610910-Sep2017/
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Post by: Tony on September 23, 2017, 11:37:19 AM
Here's hoping he decides to come back to play for Laois next year too  ;D.

Young lad in his prime like that, 27, an absolute athlete and fantastic player - how we could do with him in his rightful home.
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 06, 2017, 06:31:22 PM
Good Man Maurice ..... 


 

Laois referee heading Down Under for International Rules
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/06/laois-referee-heading-international-rules/
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 14, 2017, 09:31:35 AM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/13/watch-new-laois-gaa-training-centre-really-taking-shape/
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Post by: clonadmad on October 14, 2017, 10:42:51 AM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/13/watch-new-laois-gaa-training-centre-really-taking-shape/

The goalmouths could do with being AstroTurfed
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Post by: Keyser Söze on October 14, 2017, 10:54:49 PM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/13/watch-new-laois-gaa-training-centre-really-taking-shape/

The goalmouths could do with being AstroTurfed

Give them a chance. Fantastic work done.
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Post by: clonadmad on October 14, 2017, 10:58:03 PM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/13/watch-new-laois-gaa-training-centre-really-taking-shape/

The goalmouths could do with being AstroTurfed

Give them a chance. Fantastic work done.

They are cutting up bad and given the volume of games,it needs to be sorted
Much done a lot more to do
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 19, 2017, 07:40:45 PM
Love to see a few of these lads involved in the county setup next year..

http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/277196/gaa-features-could-these-ten-footballers-make-a-difference-to-the-laois-senior-football-panel-in-2018.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: clonadmad on October 19, 2017, 08:51:40 PM
Cheddar being sounded out for a position on Pat Gilroys management team
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Post by: redsetanta on October 19, 2017, 09:34:38 PM
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: clonadmad on October 19, 2017, 09:55:59 PM
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.

Course he should be involved with Laois,but you could hardly fault him,if Dublin came looking and he said yes.
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Post by: Don Draper on October 19, 2017, 10:16:25 PM
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.

Course he should be involved with Laois,but you could hardly fault him,if Dublin came looking and he said yes.
He won’t
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Post by: redsetanta on October 19, 2017, 10:43:09 PM
I would also doubt he'd go. His passion is for Laois.
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Post by: Keyser Söze on October 19, 2017, 11:21:17 PM
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.

Course he should be involved with Laois,but you could hardly fault him,if Dublin came looking and he said yes.
He won’t

I wouldn't be shocked if he did. Why wouldn't he. Very exciting project.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on October 20, 2017, 07:47:33 AM
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.

Course he should be involved with Laois,but you could hardly fault him,if Dublin came looking and he said yes.
He won’t

I wouldn't be shocked if he did. Why wouldn't he. Very exciting project.
I would be. As stated above, Cheddars passion is Laois. Barring he plans to come back, and thinks he'll pick up something, I don't see him doing it.
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 03, 2017, 01:00:33 AM
Wexford 'don't give a damn' about football, insists former star Forde

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/wexford-dont-give-a-damn-about-football-insists-former-star-forde-36276092.html
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Post by: Don Draper on November 03, 2017, 09:11:01 AM
Wexford 'don't give a damn' about football, insists former star Forde

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/wexford-dont-give-a-damn-about-football-insists-former-star-forde-36276092.html
Forde has rubbished this article.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: G@@ on November 03, 2017, 08:22:33 PM
Cheddar being sounded out for a position on Pat Gilroys management team

Hmm, I would if I was him - just for the year though. Sound out what exactly is going on in the Dublin hurling circles and learn from it.
We should also be trying to get Dempsey up from Kilkenny. Himself and Cheddar for 2019 involved would be some backroom team.
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Post by: Keyser Söze on November 05, 2017, 09:59:52 PM
Himself and Cheddar for 2019 involved would be some backroom team.

Some very prominent club officials couldn't wait to get rid of him, the county board didn't exactly fight to keep him and now we want him to go away, study other models of excellence and come back and implement it here.
Ignoring the fact that he already did this here 5 years ago!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: portlaoisekid on November 06, 2017, 09:13:44 AM
The CB should hang their heads in shame over the way Cheddar was treated at the end.

After everything he gave to the Laois set up it was  a joke  the way he was treated.

Best of luck if he gets involved with Dublin, he is better off away from this county.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on November 06, 2017, 09:40:33 AM
Himself and Cheddar for 2019 involved would be some backroom team.

Some very prominent club officials couldn't wait to get rid of him, the county board didn't exactly fight to keep him and now we want him to go away, study other models of excellence and come back and implement it here.
Ignoring the fact that he already did this here 5 years ago!
Couldnt agree more. Jesus what I'd give to get Cheddar into the County Board Chairmans role, could you imagine?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: South Laois man on November 06, 2017, 11:24:51 AM
It's a disgrace the way the county board handled the whole Cheddar situation. It's a pity common sense couldn't prevail and Cheddar was given a role within Laois hurling.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: redsetanta on November 06, 2017, 12:17:24 PM
Maybe a board shake up will see him being asked back in in some capacity.

What is the job situation with Cheddar? Maybe he's not in a position to give all his time.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 09, 2017, 10:47:47 PM
Laois u-15 squad for 2018
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/11/09/laois-u-15-football-panel-2018-announced/
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 07, 2017, 02:14:41 AM
Fears that teams may play for 'desired outcome' in Super 8 and calls for a two-tier championship
http://www.the42.ie/gaa-super-8-football-3735037-Dec2017/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on January 23, 2018, 05:12:14 PM
Great idea from our own Billy Sheehan

https://www.balls.ie/gaa/gaa-dummy-teams-381842
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 14, 2018, 01:20:01 AM
Dublin receive €15.4 million more than any other county in development grants over the last decade

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/dublin-receive-e15-million-more-than-any-other-county-in-games-development-grants-over-the-last-decade-149534?


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Mad Mentor on March 14, 2018, 10:11:05 AM
Interesting to see Laois in fifth place in the list. What have we done with the money?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on March 14, 2018, 11:04:35 AM
Interesting to see Laois in fifth place in the list. What have we done with the money?
Man United are second in the Premier League, doesn't mean they're even remotely on the same level as the team in first.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: blueandwhite1 on March 14, 2018, 02:24:50 PM
Interesting to see Laois in fifth place in the list. What have we done with the money?
Man United are second in the Premier League, doesn't mean they're even remotely on the same level as the team in first.

No but it is a valid question. Hard to see value for money in Laois. We haven't been competitive in either code at any level or age group for many years.
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Post by: Mad Mentor on March 14, 2018, 10:05:34 PM
We can't stand on both sides of the fence. We can't argue that we need more money to be successful because Dublin got more, while at the same time denying that counties that got less than us are more successful.
I'm not looking to blame anyone individually, but it would seem our county development model is not working. I have had some experience of the hurling development squads over the last five or six years and I have to say hand on heart it hasn't been great. Similarly our Setanta programme has been poor in terms of the coaching delivered. Some of our intercounty players have been involved and while I thank them for their effort, their coaching skills leave a lot to be desired. It takes years to become an effective coach and some of the greatest hurlers make the worst coaches.
Development squads can only be as good as the players coming from the clubs and as anyone involved in underage coaching will tell you, that is a very mixed bag.
Forget about the development squads, put more resources into up-skilling club coaches and you will see better county teams.
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Post by: clonadmad on March 14, 2018, 11:00:02 PM
We can't stand on both sides of the fence. We can't argue that we need more money to be successful because Dublin got more, while at the same time denying that counties that got less than us are more successful.
I'm not looking to blame anyone individually, but it would seem our county development model is not working. I have had some experience of the hurling development squads over the last five or six years and I have to say hand on heart it hasn't been great. Similarly our Setanta programme has been poor in terms of the coaching delivered. Some of our intercounty players have been involved and while I thank them for their effort, their coaching skills leave a lot to be desired. It takes years to become an effective coach and some of the greatest hurlers make the worst coaches.
Development squads can only be as good as the players coming from the clubs and as anyone involved in underage coaching will tell you, that is a very mixed bag.
Forget about the development squads, put more resources into up-skilling club coaches and you will see better county teams.

On the topic of development squads,some of the underage hurling squads aren’t bothering with running trials this year.

Whoever was on last years squad will do for this year.
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Post by: Don Draper on March 15, 2018, 09:10:16 AM
We can't stand on both sides of the fence. We can't argue that we need more money to be successful because Dublin got more, while at the same time denying that counties that got less than us are more successful.
I'm not looking to blame anyone individually, but it would seem our county development model is not working. I have had some experience of the hurling development squads over the last five or six years and I have to say hand on heart it hasn't been great. Similarly our Setanta programme has been poor in terms of the coaching delivered. Some of our intercounty players have been involved and while I thank them for their effort, their coaching skills leave a lot to be desired. It takes years to become an effective coach and some of the greatest hurlers make the worst coaches.
Development squads can only be as good as the players coming from the clubs and as anyone involved in underage coaching will tell you, that is a very mixed bag.
Forget about the development squads, put more resources into up-skilling club coaches and you will see better county teams.

On the topic of development squads,some of the underage hurling squads aren’t bothering with running trials this year.

Whoever was on last years squad will do for this year.

Disgraceful
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Post by: Dave like the tv channel on March 15, 2018, 09:12:45 PM
We can't stand on both sides of the fence. We can't argue that we need more money to be successful because Dublin got more, while at the same time denying that counties that got less than us are more successful.
I'm not looking to blame anyone individually, but it would seem our county development model is not working. I have had some experience of the hurling development squads over the last five or six years and I have to say hand on heart it hasn't been great. Similarly our Setanta programme has been poor in terms of the coaching delivered. Some of our intercounty players have been involved and while I thank them for their effort, their coaching skills leave a lot to be desired. It takes years to become an effective coach and some of the greatest hurlers make the worst coaches.
Development squads can only be as good as the players coming from the clubs and as anyone involved in underage coaching will tell you, that is a very mixed bag.
Forget about the development squads, put more resources into up-skilling club coaches and you will see better county teams.

There's a lot to play with. Dublin would have been successful, simply with the money. That this f**king "plan" is there as well, is either a smoke & mirrors job, but producing some good or is actually working and

The financial doping of Dublin has and is continuing to be a disgraceful blight on the GAA. If the CP plan was to make them successful, then the tap should have been turned off after 2011. If the Dublin plan was to completely dominate football, then they want the tap to keep flowing.

One journalist made a good point, in that he said that the Dubs are getting money based on potential numbers, but spending it on much smaller, current numbers.

The money without the plan would have worked. The plan without the money would never have worked. Therefore, the money is the key and thus we have financial doping.

Re Laois, I think that we have (at least) four issues:
 
(1) We're too small. We've a population that puts us in the bottom 10 in the country and it tells.
(2) We're a dual county. We have divided the county 1/3rd hurling, 2/3rds football. That leaves both our hurling county (c.28,000) and our football county (c.56,000) even further down the pecking order. It's also reduces focus, even within the 'other' area.
Ideally, we pick one sport and drive our way forward with that.
(3) Our structures are not good. Our CB has lacked leadership for years and permitted such debacles as the 2014? SFC to happen, when they should have faced down the clubs and stuck to the agreement, that EVERY club agreed to for that championship. We have had problems with clubs sidling into B & C competitions, just to win shitty titles, instead of aiming for the top division as much as possible. It should be an honour to hurl or kick ball in the A and B or C should be entered into, when you've really no choice.
We have 48 clubs in 26 parishes (or so), which is retarded and lazy. Galway, in the 1960s, FORCED clubs within parishes to amalgamate. We could still have as many leagues & teams, just amongst fewer clubs. We'd also have a richer, more competitive pool of players in our top divisions. Of course, that would mean less money for the CB.
(4) Generally, we're a poor county. If we had fewer clubs to run and more people per club, we could manage to start financing our clubs to better standards.

Do we have the leadership to restructure the club setup, impose rules on clubs, implement a county-wide plan and use the funding wisely? Just not sure that we do.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 03, 2018, 04:35:40 PM
https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/newsireland/my-heart-goes-out-to-all-his-friends-and-family-laois-footballer-daniel-oreilly-suffers-serious-head-injuries-in-late-night-assault/ar-AAvoTe4 (https://www.msn.com/en-ie/news/newsireland/my-heart-goes-out-to-all-his-friends-and-family-laois-footballer-daniel-oreilly-suffers-serious-head-injuries-in-late-night-assault/ar-AAvoTe4)


Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 05, 2018, 08:18:33 PM
NFL top scorers: Walsh by the skin of his teeth

http://hoganstand.com/Laois/article/index/283431?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Unlaoised on April 06, 2018, 09:28:53 AM
Well done Gary walsh I think the last time we had a top scorer in all of ireland in the leagues was when James Young was hurling I'm open to correction on that however!
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 06, 2018, 12:46:46 PM
Great achievement especially having missed out on the last game..
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: redsetanta on April 06, 2018, 01:53:36 PM
And no Antrim game so it was from 6 games.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 09, 2018, 02:20:38 AM
Great News


Long road to recovery’ ahead as O’Reilly comes home from hospital

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/08/long-road-to-recovery-ahead-as-oreilly-comes-home-from-hospital/
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 16, 2018, 11:21:34 AM
Good news for Laois..
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/16/breaking-laois-gaa-announce-new-sponsor-for-centre-of-excellence/
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on April 16, 2018, 12:17:52 PM
I want to compliment Laois Today on their excellent reporting on all things Laois including the sport reports. Reporting is almost instant after matches and great for ex pats like myself. I was able to access most match results on Saturday evening and yesterday. The result from the Kileen/mountmellick intrigued me. Kileen including the Kingstons were hammered by Intermediate outfit Mountmellick. Are the wheels falling off the Kileen wagon... :'(
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on April 16, 2018, 02:04:04 PM
I want to compliment Laois Today on their excellent reporting on all things Laois including the sport reports. Reporting is almost instant after matches and great for ex pats like myself. I was able to access most match results on Saturday evening and yesterday. The result from the Kileen/mountmellick intrigued me. Kileen including the Kingstons were hammered by Intermediate outfit Mountmellick. Are the wheels falling off the Kileen wagon... :'(
Killeen had 14 men for most of the game. Might have been a factor. But long term Killeen are going backwards.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: clonadmad on April 16, 2018, 04:07:55 PM
Good news for Laois..
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/16/breaking-laois-gaa-announce-new-sponsor-for-centre-of-excellence/

€15k over 3 years

Break out the port and cigars
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on April 16, 2018, 11:15:31 PM
Good news for Laois..
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/16/breaking-laois-gaa-announce-new-sponsor-for-centre-of-excellence/

€15k over 3 years

Break out the port and cigars
I thought that too. 5 grand a year isn't a lot.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on April 17, 2018, 08:50:22 AM
Good news for Laois..
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/16/breaking-laois-gaa-announce-new-sponsor-for-centre-of-excellence/

€15k over 3 years

Break out the port and cigars
I thought that too. 5 grand a year isn't a lot.
Whats the going rate for sponsorship of a COE?
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on April 17, 2018, 09:08:36 AM
Good news for Laois..
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/04/16/breaking-laois-gaa-announce-new-sponsor-for-centre-of-excellence/

€15k over 3 years

Break out the port and cigars
I thought that too. 5 grand a year isn't a lot.
Whats the going rate for sponsorship of a COE?
No clue. Maybe it's a good deal but it seems a fairly small figure to me. I could be a million miles out.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: BallyroanAbu on April 17, 2018, 11:25:06 AM
I think it's wrongly worded it's €60,000 over 3 years. 
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on April 17, 2018, 01:29:56 PM
I think it's wrongly worded it's €60,000 over 3 years.
That woiuld be more like it.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 05, 2018, 01:40:51 AM
Laois Boss Confirms Team Have Moved On From 'Gary Walsh Furore'

https://www.balls.ie/gaa/laois-john-sugrue-388196
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Heshs Umpire on June 11, 2018, 04:29:03 PM
Good piece by Mossy Quinn today.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/discipline-and-patience-pay-dividends-for-laois-as-beauty-in-eye-of-the-beholder-471732.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 11, 2018, 05:46:19 PM
Tomas O'Shea doesn't like the way Carlow play and has some praise for Laois...

Listen here, go to the bottom of the page and it starts at 49.50 on the podcast
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/the-throwin-tipp-run-out-of-lives-carlows-polarising-style-and-dubs-dominate-again-36998101.html

Also, well done to Niall Donoher on making the team of the week in a week when an awful lot of teams were playing..
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/football-team-of-the-week-11-different-counties-represented-in-our-xv-36997347.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Unison on June 11, 2018, 07:16:24 PM
How does John Sugrue prepare Laois for the Leinster final knowing that we have a greater chance of qualifying for the Super 8s than we have of beating Dublin, yet, aware that a heavy defeat could scupper our chances in the qualifiers?

Best of luck to him.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 19, 2018, 12:16:10 AM



'I couldn't keep my eyes open' - Laois' Danny O’Reilly on vicious attack that left him fighting for his life

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/i-couldnt-keep-my-eyes-open-laois-danny-oreilly-on-vicious-attack-that-left-him-fighting-for-his-life-37018170.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 19, 2018, 05:04:43 PM
Brian Glynn on working at Liverpool and Sunderland, a return to Ireland and facing Dublin in a first Leinster final

http://www.the42.ie/laois-dublin-leinster-football-final-brian-glynn-4077818-Jun2018/?utm_source=shortlink
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Heshs Umpire on June 19, 2018, 06:36:30 PM
My club bias showing here.

https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/319226/niall-donoher-indebted-to-laois-boss-john-sugrue-both-on-and-off-the-field.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on June 19, 2018, 08:05:51 PM
My club bias showing here.

https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/319226/niall-donoher-indebted-to-laois-boss-john-sugrue-both-on-and-off-the-field.html
A great bitta stuff
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Unison on June 19, 2018, 08:13:09 PM
e are lucky to have him.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 20, 2018, 12:51:26 AM
My club bias showing here.

https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/319226/niall-donoher-indebted-to-laois-boss-john-sugrue-both-on-and-off-the-field.html
A great bitta stuff

Another great servant to Laois football..
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 21, 2018, 01:38:16 AM
John Sugrue says Laois are determined to avoid early Dublin goal blitz in the Leinster Football Championship final
https://www.thesun.ie/sport/2741363/john-sugrue-says-laois-are-determined-to-avoid-early-dublin-goal-blitz-in-the-leinster-football-championship-final/ (https://www.thesun.ie/sport/2741363/john-sugrue-says-laois-are-determined-to-avoid-early-dublin-goal-blitz-in-the-leinster-football-championship-final/)

Begley relishing Laois football's return to the big time
http://www.gaa.ie/news/begley-relishing-laois-football-s-return-to-the-big-time/ (http://www.gaa.ie/news/begley-relishing-laois-football-s-return-to-the-big-time/)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The PRO on June 26, 2018, 09:44:39 AM
Nice piece from Rory Delaney who has a really good turn of phrase.

https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/320227/comment-the-laois-senior-footballers-will-bounce-back-from-this-and-supporters-need-to-do-the-same.html
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 09, 2018, 10:38:05 AM
Laois boss John Sugrue slams 'verbal diarrhoea' from critics as he rues missed chance against Monaghan
https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/322857/laois-boss-john-sugrue-slams-verbal-diarrhoea-from-critics-as-he-rues-missed-chance-against-monaghan.html. 
                                                                         V
Brody brilliance, character in spades and Laois on the right road
https://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/gaelic-games/322843/laois-v-monaghan-review-brody-brilliance-character-in-spades-and-laois-on-the-right-road.html 

A parable of Monaghan’s uncertaintyin middle ground
http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/sport/gaa/a-parable-of-monaghans-uncertaintyin-middle-ground-853861.html

Monaghan do enough to claim last of the Super 8 spots
http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/sport/gaa/monaghan-do-enough-to-claim-last-of-the-super-8-spots-853786.html

Brody saves not enough to thwart Monaghan
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/brody-saves-not-enough-to-thwart-monaghan-37094365.html

Monaghan complete Super 8s line-up despite goalkeeping masterclass from Laois' Graham Brody
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/monaghan-complete-super-8s-lineup-despite-goalkeeping-masterclass-from-laois-graham-brody-37093175.html

Monaghan complete Super 8 picture as they see off Laois
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/monaghan-complete-super-8-picture-as-they-see-off-laois-1.3558143

Laois will have to be themselves to trade places
http://www.examiner.ie/breakingnews/sport/gaa/laois-will-have-to-be-themselves-to-trade-places-853637.html

Stephen Attride:  Adjusting to leading role on sidelines 
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/adjusting-to-leading-role-on-sidelines-37091834.html






Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: redsetanta on July 09, 2018, 12:02:18 PM
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/monaghan-do-enough-to-claim-last-of-the-super-8-spots-853786.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/monaghan-do-enough-to-claim-last-of-the-super-8-spots-853786.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 11, 2018, 12:34:50 AM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on September 11, 2018, 08:58:18 AM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on September 11, 2018, 09:34:05 AM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.

He's not wrong. The Dublin attempts to discredit him as much as prove it.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: The Monument Road on September 11, 2018, 01:46:38 PM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.
Otherwise known as "Tommykeegan" on Kildares version of "Reservoir Dubs"
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on September 11, 2018, 01:58:52 PM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.

He's not wrong. The Dublin attempts to discredit him as much as prove it.
f**k him. I wouldn't wipe my arse with anything he writes. Even hates Laois more than Dublin.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 11, 2018, 05:28:09 PM
Love him or hate him it's hard to disagree with any of the factual information he has supplied. Facts are that the GAA has massively favoured Dublin in money terms over the past 10 years and they are showing the benifits now. Fair play to them but it's still totally unfair on the rest of the country.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: South Laois man on September 11, 2018, 06:37:59 PM
With regards to the funding Dublin get directly from the GAA, how has it been allowed to go on by the rest of the counties and when are they going to say stop enough is enough.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on September 11, 2018, 11:38:32 PM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.

He's not wrong. The Dublin attempts to discredit him as much as prove it.
f**k him. I wouldn't wipe my arse with anything he writes. Even hates Laois more than Dublin.
His views on Laois are irrelevant in this argument. He has the Dubs on the run, they’re frothing st the mouth trying to discredit him.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: SCFC on September 12, 2018, 08:07:10 AM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.

He's not wrong. The Dublin attempts to discredit him as much as prove it.
f**k him. I wouldn't wipe my arse with anything he writes. Even hates Laois more than Dublin.
His views on Laois are irrelevant in this argument. He has the Dubs on the run, they’re frothing st the mouth trying to discredit him.
I'm not arguing. I just won't read anything the c**t writes. 😊
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Don Draper on September 12, 2018, 08:12:13 AM
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html)

The guy who wrote that is unbalanced in his hatred of Dublin. An Athy man who "liked" a tweet about Johnny Cooper's stabbing - hardly impartial.

He's not wrong. The Dublin attempts to discredit him as much as prove it.
f**k him. I wouldn't wipe my arse with anything he writes. Even hates Laois more than Dublin.
His views on Laois are irrelevant in this argument. He has the Dubs on the run, they’re frothing st the mouth trying to discredit him.
I'm not arguing. I just won't read anything the c**t writes. 😊
We should be grateful he's out there rattling cages nonetheless.
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 21, 2018, 01:55:52 AM
GAA plans for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship

http://www.the42.ie/all-ireland-football-two-tier-championship-john-horan-4242334-Sep2018/
Title: Re: Newspaper Items
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 21, 2018, 02:16:02 AM
Laois' new trial system for senior team is a stroke of genius by John Sugrue

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/laois-new-trial-system-senior-team-stroke-genius-john-sugrue-178073