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#1
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
July 12, 2024, 08:43:52 AM
Anything to be said to lure Brian Cody? We'd save a bit on the mileage anyways.
#2
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 25, 2024, 11:18:23 PM
Poor result from Mullingar this afternoon. Yes, it was a game of nothing but with eight lads starting I thought we might demonstrate a bit of depth in the bench. Alas, it wasn't. We'll need our best fifteen in Croker in two weeks time.
#3
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 22, 2024, 04:52:37 PM
https://www.gaago.ie/championship-2024.html

JMD Final is not on their schedule Mossey. I'd be confident it will be on Clubber TV though. So, perhaps they'll have it? They've covered it all so far: https://www.clubber.ie/sports/gaa/joe-mcdonagh-cup

Failing that, Aer Lingus have a sale on! Flights, Buses and Match Day tickets probably under $1k and ring the folks in Laois for a bed! :D
#4
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 20, 2024, 10:01:32 AM
Quote from: Mossy Bruce on May 19, 2024, 05:06:44 PMOh, that final is going to be a cracker of a match!!!
I sure hope someone is going to televise it!
Almost certain RTE TV will cover this game ahead of the Leinster Final on June 8th. It'll probably be a 3.30pm or 4pm Irish time throw in with the Leinster Final to follow at 6pm.

I don't know if RTE matches are geo-blocked outside of Ireland Mossy, if you can go to https://www.rte.ie/player/onnow on Sunday from around 2pm Irish time and see if you can watch whatever game is on live.

If it doesn't work for you, then you'll need to look at getting some VPN software which allows you to cloak your location and set it to Ireland. There are plenty of free VPN software to be had at the end of a google search!
#5
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 18, 2024, 11:38:51 PM
Reflecting on today's win, was intrigued by Cuddy's selection at No. 4. Thought he mopped up alot of ball and didn't look like a fish out of water in that position, however - tougher opposition might shine a light there where Down couldn't today.
We done some amount on rotation in our full forward and half line today - it yielded four goals from Keyes and Willie Dunphy. One each from each wing after being moved across! Impressive.
Was delighted to see King and Duggan brought on and given a decent spell on the field. Would like to see Duggan win more ball because he has the talent in the stratosphere of Screeny, Duggan just needs to win more dirty ball. In fairness to Duggan - he flicked off a ball to a team mate when there was a goal (No. 5) on today. He really should have had a go himself as it was probably the easier option. His earlier point single-handedly was brilliant. Signs of his capabilities. 
#6
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 18, 2024, 10:37:36 PM
Quote from: burdizzo on May 18, 2024, 09:23:09 PMI would be amazed if Offaly didn't beat Kerry comfortably. Our lads look to be motoring well at the moment, but I'd still be very wary of Offaly in the final. Would far rather be facing Kerry, actually.
Kerry tomorrow won't fear Offaly at all. They will be licking their wounds after the beating they got from us. While we beat them, we didn't give them a demoralising thumping. I think they'll look on it as a hard lesson learnt and build towards redeeming themselves tomorrow.
Absolutely I'd be wary of Offaly in the final, They in Offaly are building a very decent young team. They'd be the tougher of the two for us when considering Kerry.
#7
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 18, 2024, 06:37:13 PM
Big score 4-31 to 0-17 v Down.

Could have been more - thought Dowling was very unlucky not to score his goal and then suffer a horrible injury (looks like a collar bone break).

All eyes on Tullamore tomorrow to see if it will be Offaly or Kerry joining us on June 8th.
Will Offaly hold back their U20s for their U20 Leinster Final V Dublin on Wednesday night in Portlaoise?

#9
Laois / Re: Laois U20s and Minors 2024 Season
May 09, 2024, 04:01:18 PM
Quote from: georgedoylesrightleg on May 09, 2024, 10:30:30 AMwhat happend on sideline sendin off?
Two Offaly players sandwiched T Cuddy. One of the Offaly players came off bad and hit the deck, ref gave Offaly a free. Carter very unhappy, given a yellow first, then a red around 10 seconds later. I imagine choice language was used between the two cards!
#10
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 08, 2024, 08:45:55 PM
Quote from: The infidel in exile on May 08, 2024, 08:20:35 PMThank you for your explanation regarding Abbeyleix. But we have to accept that the four biggest towns in Laois are football towns. Portlaoise 22.000. Portarlington 7.900. Graigcullen 5.500. And Mountmellock 2.340. That's the reason I asked about Abbeyleix as it number five in the county. Then Rathdowney, the two hurling towns as Mountrath is struggling at the moment. We rely totally on rural clubs with small picks, forget about the Town, Their main secondary school won't play hurling, here in the UK football clubs are fighting against this woke culture that has ruined our children. Brocken Reilly's son is in goal.i know brocken well as he started refereeing when I gave it up. But Brocken is originally from Longford and the town he was from was a hurling town so he instilled that in his son. I heard about Obular, a friend told me that he is a good centre back, throw him in next year
Not sure about throwing U20s into the Senior setup, I'd be fairly against that. Ger Quinlan looked quite tired this evening against Offaly.
In fact, Laois have never truly recovered from the 'experiment' under Damien Fox to cull all over 23s from the senior setup back in the day. We need experienced heads on the Laois team like Patrick Purcell, etc...
Bringing on lads before their time is going to give rise to burnout.
#11
Laois / Re: Laois U20s and Minors 2024 Season
May 04, 2024, 11:23:39 PM
Gutted for the minors this evening, played decent hurling throughout, and unlucky not to have two more goals on the scoreboard which would have put Offaly to the sword. So close.
#12
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 04, 2024, 06:54:44 PM

Meath 3-16 v 5-31 Offaly
Down 3-19 v 1-25 Westmeath
Kerry 0-18 v 1-25  Laois

In the driving seat. Offaly V Kerry next week you feel will decide who Laois meet in the final. We cannot afford to drop the guard against Down in two weeks time, they should have really beaten Westmeath today.
#13
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 03, 2024, 11:07:07 PM
Very quiet on here ahead of a very important fixture tomorrow. This arguably is the most important game of the rest of the campaign. Win this tomorrow and we've one foot firmly planted in the final.



Strong team announced and based on form this year so far, one couldn't complain with that starting 15.

Best of luck lads tomorrow. Any sort of win will do!  ;D
#14
Laois / Re: 2024 Joe McDonagh Cup
May 01, 2024, 11:56:15 AM
Quote from: Milltown Row2 on April 29, 2024, 02:37:46 PMLaois definitely have the winning of this tournament in them, but would wait till after the win before getting Antrim.

Carlow have done really well considering no points but have not shipped the heavy defeat that Antrim had last week so when we meet our advantage is a home game against them.

Dublin are not going to take us lightly either so would take an even bigger result away from home to gain third for us.
Absolutely, the team needs to stay focused on the tournament in hand. Us fans can merely speculate though!
The Laois V Kerry match on Saturday is the springboard game to coast into the final. For Offaly, every game for them going forward is knockout with their biggest threat in the form of Kerry at Tullamore later this month. These two games will really decide the Joe McDonagh Cup.
If we lose this Saturday and Offaly beat Kerry on May 19th then we are in a dog-fight with Westmeath in the last round - a dogfight in Mullingar is really where we don't want to be.
A vital game this Saturday coming up.
#15
Laois / Laois U20s and Minors 2024 Season
April 27, 2024, 10:49:10 PM
Three great results this weekend for Seniors, Minors and U20s. Watched the U20s on Clubber last night and was quite impressed with the team who have rebounded from the disastrous Kilkenny result. We drew with Wexford (who also lost heavily to KK) and beat Kildare last night who are making great strides at Minor and U20.

Next up our U20 lads face Offaly which will be an interesting tussle. A fair few of our lads hurled this Offaly team in the Leinster Final a couple of years ago, so hopefully some revenge factor comes into the game on May 8th.

The minors also face Offaly in their next game following wins over Kerry and Carlow (lost badly to Kildare). This game is on May 4th.