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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Můna Walsh Cup
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:54:37 PM »
It is further evidence that we are potentially going backwards. Just like the pre-Cheddar doldrums. No major new talent coming through, players won't commit (especially from Camross), a f@*king clueless county board, and growing animosity between certain clubs.

Eddie Brennan sounds like every county manager from Babs Keating to Teddy McCarthy so far.

They canít all be wrong

Brennanís coming from a county where the county jersey is viewed as something youíd shoot your granny for

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 16, 2018, 04:23:17 PM »
In my opinion Abbeyleix took the correct course of action. I also think the arrangement with Ballyroan is a very practical one that is mutually beneficial. Ballypickas the big losers in it.
Canít see how Abbeyleix amalgamating at juvenile level is a positive thing for Laois Hurling. The numbers are there at primary school level. Do what they have been doing- develop them.

My understanding is that ballinakill are very tight with numbers in a lot of age grades

They were in Abbeyleix at u11 this year,numbers are tight at u13 and u15 and they have 5-7 lads atu17

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:51:39 AM »

In the end, Abbeyleix pride won out and I know a lot of club members didn't want to be party to taking hurling out of the town.
They are a club which should have no problems standing alone as a senior side. Their juvenile progress has stalled a little but they have still been one of the 2/3 strongest juvenile clubs over the last 5/6 years.
Important to acknowledge too, the role Ballyroan played in helping Abbeyleix turn it down.

Gaels gone got grades under senior, roll on the area teams. Great news.

Don't think football had anything to do with it. Abbeyleix had the giblets to back themselves against bigger amalgamations. As they say pride cometh before the fall, I hope it won't be for abbeyleix. They could be off designing names and jerseys but chose the road less travelled by with regard to most laois senior clubs. Tough year ahead for them. Fighting league and championship relagation is the price you pay for pride in the parish.
Good luck and God speed because you will need both

Yes, Abbeyleix will be favourites for relegation in 2019 . We have some good young hurlers coming up but not so much for 2019,  maybe in 2020 a few will come through, but you never know with young lads. Talented juveniles often not interested when they get to adult and hurling is no longer once a week and starts interfering with other activities ! The club is small though and like Ballinakill will struggle to field a second team next year.  Talk of a juvenile link up between the two clubs now.

Heard that both sides are talking regarding a Juvenile amalgamation all right

Probably the best course of action now,work together at Juvenile for a couple of years and then go back and re-examine a senior amalgamation.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »
Result of Ballinakill vote

72 In Favour
15 Against.


Result of Abbeyleix vote

17 In Favour
48 Against'.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:20:42 PM »
Ye can all rest easy

Itís not a runner

Abbeyleix says no

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:19:06 PM »
Yeah, but I saw a lad on the Laois minor panel listed as being from Slieve Margy, so...? They're in with Park-Ratheniska/ Timahoe/ Graiguecullen in at least some juvenile levels. Unfortunate for Ratheniska, as it means leaving a lot of their own lads on the  line.

Was wondering that myself

Do you know how many ratheniska lads are being left on the line ?

I remember asking someone in the know from Margy did they have anyone from Graigue and they didnít anymore

I do always have a good laugh when I hear the football crew on here bemoaning the lack of opportunities for footballers in hurling clubs when at worst they have an outlet in Junior.

The reality is that large tracts of this county are a hurling desert.

There were at least five left on the line in their last championship match.

The u15 County Final?

Theres always going to be an issue with giving lads a run in a county final

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:44:43 PM »
All will be revealed by 11 tonight


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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 07:13:04 PM »
Church in Abbeyleix and Spink is St Lazerians and the one in Ballinakill is St Brigids so where is St Patricks coming from

Were you not at the information night?

No, hence the question

Iíve no doubt you have more contacts up there than what I have

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 02:18:46 PM »
No membership, no vote!
That old chestnut always causes some uncomfortable fidgeting!

Membership to be paid before of March 2018,otherwise no vote

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 01:48:02 PM »
Grand.  ::)

Moving on, does anybody have any reasonably solid information on how the deal brokered has been received by the individual club memberships?

Ballinakill some reticence,but a lot of those complaining havenít paid their membership and wonít have a voice

Abbeyleix membership includes those who buy a county board ticket according to a lad here that worlds with me,could be a few that might dissent on the night

The feeling in both camps given the level of preparation thatís gone in,is that it will pass

The vote is on the same time Saturday night

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:28:22 PM »
Also Trumera at juvenile are looking to throw in their lot with us in the RPG amalgamation and leave mountrath

Itís enough to melt your head at this stage


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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:23:22 PM »
There was a motion passed at convention this week. All amalgamations and entries will have to be finalised by 14th January and there won't be any exceptions to that.

There's a very important county committee meeting next Monday night to decide what will and won't be allowed in terms of Gaels teams etc.

Doesn't come in until January 2020
Correct. My bad. Although the Gaels stuff will be effective for 2019.

If the amalgamation vote goes ahead Saturday.

All bets could be off on this on Monday night

Iím sure the representative for Pickas will want her say

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 12:21:28 PM »
Church in Abbeyleix and Spink is St Lazerians and the one in Ballinakill is St Brigids so where is St Patricks coming from

Were you not at the information night?

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:45:53 AM »
I believe after next Saturday night

St.Patricks will come into existence

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 06, 2018, 09:42:02 AM »
There was a motion passed at convention this week. All amalgamations and entries will have to be finalised by 14th January and there won't be any exceptions to that.

There's a very important county committee meeting next Monday night to decide what will and won't be allowed in terms of Gaels teams etc.

They said similar when it was moved to 7th Jan a few years back and it was flouted on a regular basis every year

We joined up with Port after the u15 hurling  league in May this year and there was no issues,we were waved on by the CB.

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