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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: July 16, 2018, 05:48:26 PM »
Any news on the selecting of a new manager--or on implementing any long-term plans for hurling in Laois?

Thereís a long term plan for hurling in Laois??????

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 09:34:26 PM »
waterford were refused permission to use nolan park as their home venue in the munster championship round robin matches because the venue wasnt in munster. matches not within regional boundaries can be forgot about when it suits.

If the Waterford County Board had shown any bit of backbone this wouldnít have happened either

Easy to blame da suits up in Croker when the Waterford CB is easily the monst incompetent in Munster

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: July 01, 2018, 07:58:56 PM »
Playing it in Semple,a venue which borders both counties?

A cracking atmosphere there as opposed to a half full venue in CP?

Provincial town getting a few bob thrown itís way?

Whatís not to like

Time more games were put in appropriately sized venues not always the Stockholm syndrome of having to go to Dublin


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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 30, 2018, 08:46:50 PM »
Laois u14s played Wexford u14ís  in Ferns today

Both A and B teams on the end of absolute hidings

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 30, 2018, 01:01:51 PM »
http://www.punditarena.com/tv/

Celtic Challenge finals being shown live

Laois on later this afternoon

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« on: June 29, 2018, 07:32:33 PM »
Friend of mine is involved in a predominantly football club in  the west division in Tipp,since last October they have started paying a qualified club member Ä50 per session to run athletic development sessions with their u12/14/16ís as lads are being left behind by their team mates who are in divisional and county development squads.


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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« on: June 29, 2018, 02:39:59 PM »
U16s bet by 30 points by Tipperary

in football!!!!!

when did this happen?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 29, 2018, 11:46:31 AM »
I think its a great time for any manager to come on board. The only way is up. This team were badly managed and under performed as a result, any manager worth their salt should be able to get the lads motivated and committed again, play some good hurling, not afraid to go out and attack and have a go, and use their heads and the ball better, and weíll be in croker next year for a McDonagh Cup final.
As for our underage structures, remember that great document that was produced after our strategic review? I would say there is many deadlines for recommended actions passed already, i would say f**k all has been done since. Whos supposed to be overseeing the implementation of that?

1 deadline passed already,that of employing a Coaching and Games Development Manager to oversee all activities in the county

deadline 31/03/18

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 27, 2018, 03:16:48 PM »
u17 game called off last night by the Ref,with 5 mins to go.

he had spoken to a spectator earlier in the first half,but with 5 mins to go,pulled the game

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 26, 2018, 10:45:10 PM »
Heard something about Delaney bringing in Johnny Kelly as coach with him if he gets the job, that would be good, he has good experience and a good track record. Anyone hear that? These days your coaching staff is as important as the manager, as far as i know Eamonn Kelly did no coaching! I believe Davy Hogan was well liked this year he might stay on if asked? Jamie Wall would be great too if heíd do it.

Johnny Kelly would be a good outside coach to have involved,a promising galway career wrecked by shoulder injury,managed Portumna to their last all ireland,involved since with the likes of the Galway u21ís and Borrisoleigh,big emphasis with him on getting the defensive set up right.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 26, 2018, 03:54:14 PM »
Rosenallis won feile div2 last year
Abbeyleix won feile div2 in 2016
Castletown made the div2 semifinals this year

Laois clubs have been consistently competitive across the divisions in feile in the past few years


This might matter if these players come through in 4/5 years. It's hardly going to attract Derek McGrath this year?

My comment was in relation to blue and whites comments about our performances in feile.

Also Derek McGrath ainít coming,dream all you want but no outsider of substance is going to tarnish their reputation by taking on this role.

Give the Job to Delaney and get programs in place now for 2019

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 26, 2018, 02:09:04 PM »
Realistically we are not going to get an proven name, unless they are here for a pay cheque. We are not a safe bet to maintain their reputation and there is no evidence (underage, club etc) to suggest we are about to improve.
McGrath, Hogan, Tommy Dunne, Daly etc won't be coming here.

We have three choices;

1) A local- Delaney, Rigney, Cuddy, O' Sullivan

2) A journeyman- Eamon Kelly, Fintan O' Connor, Colm Bonnar, Kevin Ryan et al

3) An up and coming- Hard to find! Usually would be someone from an established hurling county who wants to make a name for himself.  Somebody involved in the club/third level scene. Very hard to get one of these who isn't an early entry into category two above.

The closest to a Cheddar character would probably be Arien Delaney. Someone who is invested in the county and knows the club scene inside out. He also got the most out of Camross during his time there so knows how to have a team prepared. I often felt Camross beat many teams that had better hurlers because of how they were set up and approached matches.

Again - it is still not the most important thing. Who is being given the job of looking after our underage development? This is far more critical to our future. The primary goal of our clubs and hurling board should be to get Laois competitive against top teams in Feiles and the other juvenile competitions. Except for the occasional win (last years U14s for example) we are well off the pace.

Rosenallis won feile div2 last year
Abbeyleix won feile div2 in 2016
Castletown made the div2 semifinals this year

Laois clubs have been consistently competitive across the divisions in feile in the past few years

We can more than hold our own in Juvenile club competitions,where we fall down is that we lack the depth and spread of clubs producing hurlers in inter county competitions,until we have a minimum of 12/14 hurling clubs pushing 2/3 high standard hurlers into Juvenile development squads,we are only threading water.

Also a county wide Juvenile club S+C program needs to be put in place and adhered to,we are so far behind,itís frightening

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Munster Hurling final tix
« on: June 24, 2018, 07:23:54 PM »
From neither county.   From Derry

Final is officially sold out,God be with the days when Thurles would hold 60k and you could be sure of getting in through fair  or foul means,Now itís limited to 45k,


My Advice

Contact your local club firstly

Failing that

get down early and head for the square in Thurles,emphasize the distance and effort youíve made to get there

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Munster Hurling final tix
« on: June 24, 2018, 04:25:20 PM »
Lads, arriving in Ireland on Wednesday after several years away.   Any chance of 2 tickets for Sundayís final?   Please.

Tickets should be with your club this week,12-15k held for club members in both counties

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