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Robbo

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #195 on: October 20, 2021, 01:47:47 PM »
I over-estimated Graigue and didn't give emo enough credit.
Fair play. They were a different team than I've seen all year.

For all the talk of reducing numbers in our championship...and I agree with the idea...the heath should have beaten emo and now one is intermediate (and could well end up there for a while) and the other is in a semi-final.

Laois Rising

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« Reply #196 on: October 20, 2021, 02:19:25 PM »
Robbo, your point shows how in reality little separates a lot of clubs in Laois. Emo went from county finalists to being relegated twelve months later not that many years ago. O'Dempseys, Ballyliaian, Killeshin have followed up making county finals with hugely disappointing seasons to follow.

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« Reply #197 on: October 20, 2021, 03:56:07 PM »
Fair play to Emo . Did not see that coming . Saw Graigue a couple of times and thought theyíd have too much for Emo who had serious fire in there belly and there tackling was ferocious.
If they manage to bring this to the table next day against Port they could rattle them . Local Derby etc Emo will relish this .

Laoiseabu

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #198 on: October 20, 2021, 05:13:55 PM »
I expect Portarlington to have a bit to spare over Emo. I think Ballyroan vs Portlaoise will be 50/50 and could go either way . Anyone know where Adam Dunne from ballyroan is ? I havenít seen him this year since Laois u20 footballers lost to Wicklow

Laoiseabu

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #199 on: October 20, 2021, 05:24:04 PM »
I havenít seen Conor Brennan, Liam Delaney , Ciaran Carroll , John Rogers or Adam Brennan either  . They would of been key players for ballyroan in previous years

Pugwash

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #200 on: October 20, 2021, 08:40:36 PM »
I can't help but feel despite Graigue making the 2020 county final, they were too slow to integrate younger players into the starting 15 over the last few years and now it's caught up with them.

Anyone who was in attendance last night would have noticed a lot of the old guard weren't starting, Birdy, Bobby Doyle, Chris Hurley, Ross Alcock etc but they all did for the county final.

Fast forward two months, you could tell a number of those players who started for Graigue last night were very raw and Emo exposed them. Only for very poor finishing in the first half, Emo could have been comfortably up at half time.

I think a rebuild is needed in Graigue now, which isn't a bad thing especially with a lot of talent coming through at minor level. Whilst their juniors didn't have a great year this year by all accounts, they've a number of good players who probably should be on the senior panel who aren't for whatever reason, so maybe this is a blessing in disguise.

I'd expect Portarlington and Portlaoise to make the final, The Town look they're peaking nicely despite being lucky to beat O'Dempseys.


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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #201 on: October 20, 2021, 10:12:03 PM »
Thank god we wonít hear Shaq, Birdy, Dicey nicknames on the streaming service for the rest of the champ. Canít understand why nicknames are used

SCFC

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #202 on: October 21, 2021, 10:50:33 AM »
I havenít seen Conor Brennan, Liam Delaney , Ciaran Carroll , John Rogers or Adam Brennan either  . They would of been key players for ballyroan in previous years
Better players have come through to take their places and they are getting better performances and results.

BallyroanAbu

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« Reply #203 on: October 21, 2021, 12:07:54 PM »
Adam Dunne - Rugby with Cashel
Adam Brennan - not playing
Ciaran Carroll - Moved away to Cork has recently returned
John Rodgers - Rugby
Liam Delaney concentrated on Hurling
Conor Brennan has a rough time with injuries

We are lucky enough we have numbers to cope with it.