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Title: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 25, 2022, 03:50:07 PM
Laois Senior Football Championship 2022

Arles Killeen v Portarlington
Portlaoise v Emo
O Dempseys v Killeshin
Rosenallis v BallyRoan Abbey
Stradbally v Ballyfin
Park Ratheniska v Courtwood
Graigcullen v Clonaslee St Manmans
St Joseph's v Ballylinan
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Tintin84 on February 25, 2022, 03:54:59 PM
Apologies Junior Ex didn't realise it was the 2021 thread



Arles Killeen v Portarlington - Port at a canter
Portlaoise v Emo - Emo to win again
O Dempseys v Killeshin - O'Dempseys easily see off Killeshin Challenge
Rosenallis v BallyRoan Abbey - BA to be way too strong for Rosenallis
Stradbally v Ballyfin - Ballyfin to win this one
Park Ratheniska v Courtwood - I'll go for Park to cause a 1st round shock
Graigcullen v Clonaslee St Manmans - Graiguecullen to easily see off Clonaslee challenge
St Joseph's v Ballylinan - Josephs win
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on March 02, 2022, 01:55:04 PM
A bit early to be predicting these games but sure why not?
Arles Killeen v Portarlington - Port handily enough.
Portlaoise v Emo - Think Portlaoise will be better prepared than 2020 and edge it.
O Dempseys v Killeshin - O'Dempseys but not by much.
Rosenallis v Ballyroan Abbey - BA comfortably .
Stradbally v Ballyfin - Stradbally are improving and might pull off a shock here.
Park Ratheniska v Courtwood - Think Courtwood's experience of senior will help them edge this.
Graigcullen v Clonaslee St Manmans - Graigue by 6 or 7.
St Joseph's v Ballylinan - Joe's although Ballylinan can't be as bad again as last year.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on March 02, 2022, 02:24:21 PM
Aren’t the first round games scheduled to take place in early August ?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on March 02, 2022, 04:35:15 PM
Aren’t the first round games scheduled to take place in early August ?
Late July. Miles away yet.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 19, 2022, 03:48:58 PM
Anyone have times of the match’s this weekend?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 19, 2022, 05:04:30 PM
Thursday 21st July

O’Dempseys vs Killeshin @7:30

Friday 22nd July

Emo vs Portlaoise @6:30
Joseph’s vs Ballylinan @8:00

Saturday 23rd July

Arles Kileen vs Portarlington @4:30
Clonaslee St Manmans vs Graiguecullen @6:00
Ballyroan Abbey vs Rosenallis @7:30

Sunday 24th July
Stradbally vs Ballyfin @11:45
Park Ratheniska vs Courtwood @1:15

All in OMP

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 19, 2022, 08:43:15 PM
Thank you Helix
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 19, 2022, 09:10:35 PM
Thank you Helix

No problem. The county board €150 pass across championship across all games not a bad shout if you’re into both codes. Wonder have many embraced the online ticket passes as no longer able to buy from the gate in OMP
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Laois man on July 19, 2022, 10:27:54 PM
Why can't the county board have a weekend pass like other countys. Tipperary 20 euro for a weekend pass to cover all games great value for people who go to alot of games.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 21, 2022, 10:34:33 AM
Tonight

O’Dempseys vs Killeshin @7:30 - O’Dempseys by 5

Friday 22nd July

Emo vs Portlaoise @6:30. - Portlaoise by 7
Joseph’s vs Ballylinan @8:00.  -  Joseph’s by 9

Saturday 23rd July

Arles Kileen vs Portarlington @4:30 -  Port by 5
Clonaslee St Manmans vs Graiguecullen @6:00 - Graigue by 8
Ballyroan Abbey vs Rosenallis @7:30 - Ballyroan by 6

Sunday 24th July
Stradbally vs Ballyfin @11:45. - Draw
Park Ratheniska vs Courtwood @1:15. - Draw
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 21, 2022, 12:26:50 PM
Why can't the county board have a weekend pass like other countys. Tipperary 20 euro for a weekend pass to cover all games great value for people who go to alot of games.

They have digital pass in Tipp to for about €80 for year last time I checked (could have increased since Covid). Was ideal when living abroad in particular or older persons not able to get into games.

O’Dempseys vs Killieshin. Draw

Emo Vs Portlaoise Portlaoise by 3-4 points.

Joseph’s vs Ballylinan could be one of more entertaining matches of the weekend if Gary Walsh is on form. Still see Joseph’s by 5-6 points.

Portarlington vs Arles Kileen Portarlington by 8-9 points.
Clonaslee St Manmans vs Graiguecullen Graigue by 7-8 points.
Rosenallis vs Ballyroan Abbey: Ballyroan Abbey by 2 points

Stradbally vs Ballyfin Stradbally by -3
Courtwood vs Park Ratheniska: Head says Courtwood just though wouldn’t surprise me if Park get the win.

Either Graiguecullen or Portarlington with a full compliment to win it out.

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Ballybrittas Boy on July 21, 2022, 12:34:19 PM
O’Dempseys to beat Killieshin by 3 despite being down Mark Barry and Fionn Holland

Portlaoise to beat Emo reasonably comfortably although Emo always produce on the championship day

Joseph’s should have too much for Ballylinan

Portarlington to beat Arles Killeen.

Graigue to beat Clonaslee well.

Ballyroan Abbey to beat Rosenallis by 7 or 8.

Ballyfin v Stradbally is the one I think could be a draw

Courtwood v Park Ratheniska could also be tight. Courtwood by 2 or 3.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 21, 2022, 01:02:03 PM
So it’s in tenner in tonight for one match and also tenner in for Sunday morning for two matches ? Am I understanding that right ?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: georgedoylesrightleg on July 21, 2022, 01:10:38 PM
great value for money sunday
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: georgedoylesrightleg on July 21, 2022, 01:13:22 PM
killeshin
town
joeys
port
graigue
ballyroan
littletown
wood
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Robbo on July 21, 2022, 01:16:32 PM
There should be weekend passes for 20/25 euro.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 21, 2022, 01:22:57 PM
great value for money sunday

Yeah that’s a winner for a Sunday afternoon alright .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Robbo on July 21, 2022, 04:34:22 PM
Have a feeling Killeshin will be competitive but O'Ds should won by 3.

Portlaoise and Emo both mixing a few. Surely Portlaoise have better depth. Fancy then by 5.
Joe's will have way to much. 8 minimum.

Port by as much as they want. I'll say 12.
Clonaslee will be closer than some think. Graigue by 1.
Ballyroaan should win but I've a feeling Rosenallis might catch them. Rosenalus by 2.

Ballyfin by 3.
Courtwood by 4.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 22, 2022, 07:06:59 AM
Have a feeling Killeshin will be competitive but O'Ds should won by 3.

Portlaoise and Emo both mixing a few. Surely Portlaoise have better depth. Fancy then by 5.
Joe's will have way to much. 8 minimum.

Port by as much as they want. I'll say 12.
Clonaslee will be closer than some think. Graigue by 1.
Ballyroaan should win but I've a feeling Rosenallis might catch them. Rosenalus by 2.

Ballyfin by 3.
Courtwood by 4.

Very disappointing game last night thought killeshin had something about them after winning 1b league. Absolutely woeful. Could struggle for relegation play off on the basis of that performance.  O’Dempseys were decent nonetheless good fast attacking football.
No one in their right mind could have predicted a 20 point win, if they did any chance of some lotto numbers for the euro millions tonight  8)
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Smellyball on July 22, 2022, 04:17:04 PM
Thursday 21st July

O’Dempseys vs Killeshin @7:30

Friday 22nd July

Emo vs Portlaoise @6:30
Joseph’s vs Ballylinan @8:00

Saturday 23rd July

Arles Kileen vs Portarlington @4:30
Clonaslee St Manmans vs Graiguecullen @6:00
Ballyroan Abbey vs Rosenallis @7:30

Sunday 24th July
Stradbally vs Ballyfin @11:45
Park Ratheniska vs Courtwood @1:15

All in OMP
Dempseys by 20
Portlaoise by 6
Called off
Portarlington by 6
Graiugecullen by 5
BA by 8
Stradbally by 7
Dunno really, either side by a narrow margin
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 22, 2022, 09:44:42 PM
Poor stuff In OMP this evening . Distinct lack of quality on show . Some awful wides and handling. Return or Swayne and Lillis badly needed . Like to see Benny Carroll back involved with county .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Pugwash on July 24, 2022, 11:44:00 AM
Since Thursday evening we've had a host of one sided encounters that have done nothing for both the winning sides and the losing sides.

There are about 8 teams, maybe 10 at an extreme push who you could deem Senior standard but yet we persist with a bad product of 16 teams?

We either whittle the numbers down or we mirror what they do in Kerry and have two Senior Championships.

1. Individual Clubs operating in their own separate 8-10 team Senior Championship (the winner represents Laois in Leinster)
2. Individual Clubs + Amalgamations (smaller rural clubs pooling together) to create a Senior Championship

Drastic action needs to be done now before we fall even further behind at both Underage and Senior intercounty level.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Chrimtain on July 24, 2022, 05:42:08 PM
We also need to do something about getting more participation in the urban centres. Portlaoise won at the weekend but there are problems there. County Board need to look at the biggest town in the county and help grow the game there.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on July 24, 2022, 06:12:47 PM
Very poor quality over the weekend but hopefully round 2 will see some more evenly matched games.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Smellyball on July 24, 2022, 06:24:59 PM
When's the draw for the next round?
I'll just ad - as per usual my predictions were spot on 😀
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: town1980 on July 24, 2022, 11:28:19 PM
Easy predictions
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 24, 2022, 11:37:46 PM
Anyone know what time the draw for 2nd round is on tomorrow or are they holding off till St Joseph’s Ballylinan match is played?

Overall games relatively poor for first round. Ballyfin toothless upfront without Sean Moore. Never looked like winning even when they levelled it at start of 2nd half.

Niall Dunne immense for Courtwood and Robert Tyrell. Dunne definitely should be in with Laois next year. Park Ratheniska lacking bit of size up front but showed enough to say they should be good enough to stay senior. Whether the draw will be kind to them remains to be seen.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 25, 2022, 01:40:21 PM
SFC Winners
Portlaoise v Courtwood
Ballyroan Abbey v Winners St Joseph's /Ballylinan
Stradbally v Graiguecullen
O'Dempsey's v Portarlington
SFC Qualifier
Ballyfin v Emo
Park Ratheniska v Killeshin
Clonaslee St Manmans v Loser St Joseph's /Ballylinan
Rosenallis v Arles Killeen
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 25, 2022, 01:49:41 PM
I think Stradbally are going to be one watch . Looked very fit,hungry organised and can get stronger . There match with Graigue will be interesting.
Niall Dunne was immense for Courtwood. They will fancy there chances against Portlaoise.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on July 25, 2022, 02:10:55 PM
I think Stradbally are going to be one watch . Looked very fit,hungry organised and can get stronger . There match with Graigue will be interesting.
Niall Dunne was immense for Courtwood. They will fancy there chances against Portlaoise.

They’ll be out to beat Graigue after losing last year so a good chance to put it right. Courtwood as said will definitely fancy their chances. As will Park Ratheniska against a depleted killeshin.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on July 25, 2022, 02:29:20 PM
Yeah I think there’s more to come from Park . Don’t look out of there depth at this level . As said Killeshin down a lot of players and could be in contention for the drop if they don’t overcome Park .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Countyminor on July 25, 2022, 06:29:29 PM
I feel like I've been b*tching and moaning about it for years but anyways, here goes.

The madness of having 16 teams at Senior and 8 at Intermediate was really exposed over the weekend. At the very least, the Senior should be trimmed down to 12. We could have a system whereby our Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships each have 12 sides and follow an identical format. Simple, straightforward and easy to implement in theory.

Personally, I would be in favour of even more radical change. For example, we could have 8 clubs operating at Senior alongside 4 divisional sides representing the North, South, East and West as per the Divisional Championship run under Sugrue a few years ago. Every player would have access to Senior football and the championship quality would be greatly improved instantly.

We could then have another 12 sides in the Intermediate which would mean 4 current Intermediate sides would be relegated to Junior, a fair compromise in my eyes given how poor the quality is among the weaker Intermediate sides at the moment.

I think Steven Miller and LaoisToday proposed something similar a while back. I don't remember much reaction to it at the time but either way concessions will have to be made if we are to improve the standard and quality of football in this county. Of course, if people are happy with the status quo, then by all means leave the current format in place.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 25, 2022, 11:02:27 PM
I only saw our own game over the weekend but from talking to people it appears there were a lot of disappointing games.
I'd have no fear for Park-Ratheniska going straight back down. I think they have enough about them to find a win or maybe more. That first senior game is under their belts now and they'll be the better for that.
We weren't too bad but we've a very small squad this year. We badly need to avoid injuries and/or suspensions. I'd imagine Portlaoise will be anxious to prove last year was a once off to us!🙂
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Smellyball on July 25, 2022, 11:14:56 PM
Easy predictions

Didn't see yours posted, presume they were spot on though  :-*
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on July 26, 2022, 10:04:03 AM
I feel like I've been b*tching and moaning about it for years but anyways, here goes.

The madness of having 16 teams at Senior and 8 at Intermediate was really exposed over the weekend. At the very least, the Senior should be trimmed down to 12. We could have a system whereby our Senior, Intermediate and Junior Championships each have 12 sides and follow an identical format. Simple, straightforward and easy to implement in theory.

Personally, I would be in favour of even more radical change. For example, we could have 8 clubs operating at Senior alongside 4 divisional sides representing the North, South, East and West as per the Divisional Championship run under Sugrue a few years ago. Every player would have access to Senior football and the championship quality would be greatly improved instantly.

We could then have another 12 sides in the Intermediate which would mean 4 current Intermediate sides would be relegated to Junior, a fair compromise in my eyes given how poor the quality is among the weaker Intermediate sides at the moment.

I think Steven Miller and LaoisToday proposed something similar a while back. I don't remember much reaction to it at the time but either way concessions will have to be made if we are to improve the standard and quality of football in this county. Of course, if people are happy with the status quo, then by all means leave the current format in place.

There was a botched effort to do something to change the SFC format due to go before last year's convention. I think it was withdrawn. There was a convoluted "points system" in place due to relegate 4 teams for the 2024 championship but the weighting of it was all arseways and it didn't see the light of day.

Joseph's also wanted to revert to 4 groups of 4. Don't know what happened their proposal.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: redsetanta on July 26, 2022, 03:46:30 PM
Why was the Josephs v Ballylinan game postponed.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: SCFC on July 26, 2022, 04:23:47 PM
Why was the Josephs v Ballylinan game postponed.
Bereavement.

https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/2022/07/25/two-year-old-child-dies-in-paddling-pool-accident-in-co-laois/

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Pugwash on July 26, 2022, 06:32:02 PM
Arles Kileen are nailed on to get relegated, they're a Junior team in every sense but in name.

90% of their team against Port the other evening were over the age of 34/35 and even age aside, the majority were nowhere near mobile/fit enough to be playing Senior. There are very dark times ahead for that club, Kilcruise to their credit have a crop of about 10-15 young lads between Inter/Junior B so they'll be fine long term you'd imagine.

Its hard to see anyone that will topple Port this year anyway, opposition aside the other evening the pace that they attack at is brilliant and how they transition to defend when out of possession shows huge hunger and fitness levels.

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 26, 2022, 06:48:20 PM
Arles Kileen are nailed on to get relegated, they're a Junior team in every sense but in name.

90% of their team against Port the other evening were over the age of 34/35 and even age aside, the majority were nowhere near mobile/fit enough to be playing Senior. There are very dark times ahead for that club, Kilcruise to their credit have a crop of about 10-15 young lads between Inter/Junior B so they'll be fine long term you'd imagine.

Its hard to see anyone that will topple Port this year anyway, opposition aside the other evening the pace that they attack at is brilliant and how they transition to defend when out of possession shows huge hunger and fitness levels.

Not sure it’s as nailed on that Killeen get relegated as you say. They will no doubt go down at some stage over the next few years, but the two Kingston’s might just be good enough to help them beat a Rosenallis/Ballylinan/Killeshin/Park. They only need one win.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on July 27, 2022, 09:33:37 AM
Arles Kileen are nailed on to get relegated, they're a Junior team in every sense but in name.

90% of their team against Port the other evening were over the age of 34/35 and even age aside, the majority were nowhere near mobile/fit enough to be playing Senior. There are very dark times ahead for that club, Kilcruise to their credit have a crop of about 10-15 young lads between Inter/Junior B so they'll be fine long term you'd imagine.

Its hard to see anyone that will topple Port this year anyway, opposition aside the other evening the pace that they attack at is brilliant and how they transition to defend when out of possession shows huge hunger and fitness levels.

Not sure it’s as nailed on that Killeen get relegated as you say. They will no doubt go down at some stage over the next few years, but the two Kingston’s might just be good enough to help them beat a Rosenallis/Ballylinan/Killeshin/Park. They only need one win.
I tend to agree with this. Killeen may well go down but they are masters of survival. Apart from the 2 Kingstons, they have a couple of other good young lads in Dunne and Byrne (currently injured). I wouldn't rule them out v Rosenallis and even if they lose that, they're capable of beating one of the three other teams in the relegation playoffs.
But, that said, they are very likely to go down over the next few years.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Countyminor on July 27, 2022, 03:30:16 PM
Arles Kileen are nailed on to get relegated, they're a Junior team in every sense but in name.

90% of their team against Port the other evening were over the age of 34/35 and even age aside, the majority were nowhere near mobile/fit enough to be playing Senior. There are very dark times ahead for that club, Kilcruise to their credit have a crop of about 10-15 young lads between Inter/Junior B so they'll be fine long term you'd imagine.

Its hard to see anyone that will topple Port this year anyway, opposition aside the other evening the pace that they attack at is brilliant and how they transition to defend when out of possession shows huge hunger and fitness levels.

Not sure it’s as nailed on that Killeen get relegated as you say. They will no doubt go down at some stage over the next few years, but the two Kingston’s might just be good enough to help them beat a Rosenallis/Ballylinan/Killeshin/Park. They only need one win.

I tend to agree with the take that they might well be ok. Killeen always seem to dig a win from somewhere and there are quite a few teams of similar calibre. Correct me if I’m wrong but they’ll have their suspended lads back after Round 2? You’d have to respect the commitment from their players but the whole setup is madness. If your team is essentially relying on two really good forwards propped up by 13 lads with an average age of 35 and one or two sub options then you don’t have a viable club.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on July 31, 2022, 12:38:23 PM
Joseph's v Ballylinan this evening. I kinda expect Ballylinan to give Joseph's a good run for this. Joseph's have underperformed for years now in the championship while Ballylinan, although they are damn lucky not to be an intermediate team this year, have the potential to produce a performance on any given day.
Having said all that Joseph's to grind it out by 3 or 4.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: The PRO on July 31, 2022, 09:44:41 PM
I was miles out! Joseph's impressive but I didn't realise how short Ballylinan were. No Kevin Byrne, Seamus Lacey, Andy McEvoy, Messi Redmond, Cathail Dunne. They could struggle against CSM next weekend.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Robbo on July 31, 2022, 10:41:59 PM
Joe's very good tonight. Should make a semi.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: town1980 on August 01, 2022, 02:12:03 AM
Joes should go all the way Jesus they were unreal tonight made a bad ballylinan team look shite  no commitment lads gone on hols deserved what they got joes pissin home  through To the  next round ballyroann handy
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on August 01, 2022, 12:38:50 PM
Joseph’s won’t be getting anything handy off Ballyroan. They do have a stronger panel though this year than in previous years, which might help them get over the line this time. Bringing off the bench the likes of Lacey, Brophy, O’Brien is a good sign.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Tintin84 on August 03, 2022, 02:23:36 PM
Joe's will beat Ballyroan by 6+ points
Graiguecullen beat Stradbally by 4+ points
Portlaoise beat Courtwood by 3+ points
Portarlington beat O'Dempseys 6+ points

Ballylinan beat Clonaslee by 2+ points
Emo beat Ballyfin by 3+ points
Killeshin beat Ratheniska by 4+ points
Rosenallis beat Killeen by 5+ points

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: SCFC on August 03, 2022, 03:57:05 PM
Ballyroan Abbey
Graiguecullen
Portlaoise
Portarlington
Clonaslee
Emo
Killeshin
Rosenallis
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Helix. on August 03, 2022, 07:51:16 PM
Ballyroan Abbey
Stradbally
Portlaoise
O’Dempseys Portarlington draw
Clonaslee
Emo
Park Ratheniska
Arles Kileen
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on August 03, 2022, 08:08:03 PM
Joes by 8
Stradbally by 2
Courtwood by 2
Port by 6
Clonaslee by 5
Emo by 4
Park by 6
Killeen by 1

I hear Port have a few players back on board .

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Robbo on August 04, 2022, 07:35:27 PM
Courtwood by 2.
Port by 9
Graigue after a replay
Joes by 5

Clonaslee by 5
Killeshin by 4
Ballyfin by 1
Rosenallis by 2
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: vetoldthe on August 05, 2022, 10:04:27 PM
Great credit to both teams for a super
game of football this evening in o.m.p
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Downtheroad on August 05, 2022, 10:41:21 PM
Great credit to both teams for a super
game of football this evening in o.m.p
Have to agree.Very enjoyable. O'Ds missed a few goal chances and could have had a free at the end to equalise.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 06, 2022, 10:35:56 PM
I’ve been at all the senior football championship games over the past couple of weeks . I think we are in for a different kind of championship this year in the sense that it will be more open than in previous years . Portlaoise dominated for years but they are now pack with the pack . Portarlington were virtually unplayable the past two seasons but I’ve seen them in the league a few times this year and i seen them against Killeen and ODempseys recently. They are not at the level they were at the past two years . Port are still going to take beating but they are not altogether as strong . They are giving away easy scores and goal chances that they wouldn’t of done last year or the year before . I know they are missing a few players but they don’t look as strong or as fine tuned
I think we have 6 teams who can win the championship this year . Portarlington, Graiguecullen, St Joseph’s, Portlaoise, ODempseys and Ballyroan Abbey. Not much between any of them at the moment .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Tintin84 on August 07, 2022, 12:34:09 AM
There's only 4 teams that'll be there challenging for the championship
1.Port
2.St.Josephs
3.Portlaoise
4.Graigue

and after that the rest are miles behind Ballyroan are after been so successful underage but can't produce it and will never beat any of the top 4 teams. O'Dempseys had the chance but couldn't put Port away. Without doubt there the next two teams after the top 4 with possibly Emo at a push next but after that any of the other teams could beat eachother on different days.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 07, 2022, 12:52:08 AM
There's only 4 teams that'll be there challenging for the championship
1.Port
2.St.Josephs
3.Portlaoise
4.Graigue

and after that the rest are miles behind Ballyroan are after been so successful underage but can't produce it and will never beat any of the top 4 teams. O'Dempseys had the chance but couldn't put Port away. Without doubt there the next two teams after the top 4 with possibly Emo at a push next but after that any of the other teams could beat eachother on different days.

I think you are being a little bit harsh on Ballyroan and ODempseys 😂😂 Ballyroan could of easily beaten Joseph’s today and ODempseys could of easily beaten Port last night albeit Port are not as good as previous years at the moment
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: town1980 on August 07, 2022, 08:41:39 AM
There is a top 6 with portarlington being the top one but this years championship is as open as ever interesting draws ahead it o Dempsey’s and ballyabbey get through your gona see a few nice quarter finals but ide expect fontina top 4 to compete in the final im not convinced on portlaoise time will tell
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Tintin84 on August 07, 2022, 01:31:41 PM
There's only 4 teams that'll be there challenging for the championship
1.Port
2.St.Josephs
3.Portlaoise
4.Graigue

and after that the rest are miles behind Ballyroan are after been so successful underage but can't produce it and will never beat any of the top 4 teams. O'Dempseys had the chance but couldn't put Port away. Without doubt there the next two teams after the top 4 with possibly Emo at a push next but after that any of the other teams could beat eachother on different days.

I think you are being a little bit harsh on Ballyroan and ODempseys 😂😂 Ballyroan could of easily beaten Joseph’s today and ODempseys could of easily beaten Port last night albeit Port are not as good as previous years at the moment

Could of easily won but did they no? Dempseys could of won last year against portlaois but didn't, Ballyroan thought they were going to turn over portlaois last year in the semi and got beat out of O'Moore park because teams like port and Josephs Portlaois know how to grind out a victory in added time or extra time. Them 4 teams will be contesting the semi finals there miles ahead of the rest of the pack.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on August 07, 2022, 05:34:13 PM
There's only 4 teams that'll be there challenging for the championship
1.Port
2.St.Josephs
3.Portlaoise
4.Graigue

and after that the rest are miles behind Ballyroan are after been so successful underage but can't produce it and will never beat any of the top 4 teams. O'Dempseys had the chance but couldn't put Port away. Without doubt there the next two teams after the top 4 with possibly Emo at a push next but after that any of the other teams could beat eachother on different days.

Emo at a push ? Not after today’s performance. Seemed like they didn’t trust there forwards . Sean Moore immense .
Park deserving winners . Could have had 4 goals , opened up Killeshin very easy . There keepers distribution is questionable though. This draw will be interesting.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: SCFC on August 07, 2022, 05:51:20 PM
A full strength Ballyfin are always a danger and constantly underestimated (myself included). I expect them to make quarter final.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on August 07, 2022, 06:05:04 PM
Agree with you but when Sean Moore is way on form like today it makes a huge difference. Finn scored a mighty point  during the middle of the second half that have Ballyfin some lift
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Smellyball on August 07, 2022, 06:50:41 PM
They drew the 2 strongest teams in the county last year and made the semis the 2 years before that.
Reading the comments here I was surprised that nobody (until the last couple of comments) deemed them worthy of a mention.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Batman!!! on August 07, 2022, 08:53:08 PM
Standard of referees in the senior football championship is shocking.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Robbo on August 07, 2022, 09:56:08 PM
Ballyfin will give balyroan plenty of it the next day. Can run the ball, can kick-pass, score fron distance and have a massive danger/threat in the full line. Could be the best match of the round.

Fair play to park. Better team today but I think dempseys will cut them apart. Need to setup tight and stay in the game. Just cant see anything but O'ds.

Rosenalis such a strange team can look brilliant and awful inbthe same 5 mins. Hard game to call against courtwood.

And everyone still writing off clonaslee. Give them a big chance.

Round 3 should be great in fairness.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Spiritof86 on August 07, 2022, 11:03:09 PM
Standard of referees in the senior football championship is shocking.

Are you a Emo fan then ?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Laois Rising on August 08, 2022, 12:04:28 PM
I’ve been at all the senior football championship games over the past couple of weeks . I think we are in for a different kind of championship this year in the sense that it will be more open than in previous years . Portlaoise dominated for years but they are now pack with the pack . Portarlington were virtually unplayable the past two seasons but I’ve seen them in the league a few times this year and i seen them against Killeen and ODempseys recently. They are not at the level they were at the past two years . Port are still going to take beating but they are not altogether as strong . They are giving away easy scores and goal chances that they wouldn’t of done last year or the year before . I know they are missing a few players but they don’t look as strong or as fine tuned
I think we have 6 teams who can win the championship this year . Portarlington, Graiguecullen, St Joseph’s, Portlaoise, ODempseys and Ballyroan Abbey. Not much between any of them at the moment .

Wouldn't it be great if we had an 8/10 team senior championship and we got two groups of four/five where we had three/four rounds of games with the top teams playing against even other on a regular basis. The O'D v Port game and Joes v Ballyroan A two examples of this. It would cut away so many meaningless games between mid/low ranked teams or where top side brushes aside low ranked team. Surely help bring on the standard of football in the county if the top championship sides having regular games against one another. 

Port have come back to the pack but I expect them to improve game on game. They are avoiding Joes, Portlaoise and Graigue in the quarters so they should have another game to bring them on before they face a true contender to their crown.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2022
Post by: Ballybrittas Boy on August 08, 2022, 12:11:29 PM
It was good to see Park/Ratheniska win their second game. A club trying to do the right things at underage and certainly bringing through some good players. Just a pity they didn't draw Stradbally in Round 3! I expect O'Dempseys to be just a bit too much of a step up for them.

I also underestimated Ballyfin but I was fed a line during the week that they were going to be short a pile of lads - didn't see that. Emo will survive but a disappointing year for them.

Rosenallis made hard work of a really very poor but well organised Killeen team. They have scope for improvement and could be a close one with them and Courtwood.

Didn't see the Saturday games.