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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 23, 2017, 09:48:01 AM »
How did the games in Wexford go over the weekend?

Laois / Re: Championship Draw 2018
« on: October 20, 2017, 04:01:17 PM »
Lets be honest lads unless there is a serious improvement on last year we would be hammered in Croke Park by Kildare. There is a massive gulf there in my opinion. We need a better conditioned team and new players and maybe we'd be in a position to compete somewhat. I don't think a hammering in Croke Park wiould be of any benefit to the team.

I would be more concerned about promotion from Div 4 maybe going up as champions which is a realistic target for year 1. Anything after that is a bonus.

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: October 19, 2017, 10:43:09 PM »
I would also doubt he'd go. His passion is for Laois.

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: October 19, 2017, 09:34:38 PM »
f**k that if it's true. He should be involved at some level with the county. Its a joke that a man with his passion is not involved.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 19, 2017, 05:18:16 PM »
Whatever about the limitations of the squad with the skill set it is very encouraging to have as many participants in the one age group and shows there is great interest and a desire for young lads to be involved in the county set up which is a very good thing. 

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 18, 2017, 11:16:03 AM »
Good to see Laois well represented on the shinty teams for the weekend. Five players involved.

Laois / Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:51:51 AM »
Championship starts in May.

Laois / Re: Laois SFC 2017
« on: October 16, 2017, 10:20:28 AM »
Portlaoise were far the better team in the second half but looked very heavy legged in the first half. In that first half Ballylinan really took the game to them. Couple of defensive mix ups allowed Portlaoise in for scores particularly the collision between the two Ballylinan backs that resulted in the goal. Flynn should really have called back play prior to Portlaoises second goal as he had done so previously when he obstructed the play. The second goal killed of the game really. Cahillane was in great form and his marker had a torrid time. Ballylinan couldn't cope with Portlaoises running game in the second half and they did looked out on their feet. Ball runners had little support and more often than not Gary Walsh was the only option. The final score is a little harsh on Ballylinan considering the effort they put in but Portlaoise were the dominant team and sitting in the stands there was an air of evitability about things 10  mins into the second half. Dillon has a right burst of speed in him when he gets the ball. Portlaoise bench was fairly strong. It is a microcosym of Dublin and the rest of Leinster. Great atmosphere in the first half and the whole of Ballylinan must have been in O'Moore Park.

Laois / National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: October 13, 2017, 04:17:52 PM »
Sunday, January 28 Limerick (away)

Saturday, February 3 Galway (home)

Saturday, February 17 Antrim (home)

Sunday, February 25 Offaly (away)

Sunday, March 4 Dublin (home)

Laois / Re: Laois SFC 2017
« on: October 06, 2017, 04:13:54 PM »
1987 was a disaster of a day for BAllylynan against Portlaoise.

I would assume Portlaoise were hot favourites that day. They had some serious footballers at the time. The 21 point defeat was a tough pill to swallow.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:57:26 AM »
What would be great to see is Laois making some ground at U21 level. We've had decent enough minors over the past 4 or 5 years but  they have made no impression whatsoever at the higher grade. I understand it's not the be all but it's very important for step up to senior.

The younger grades like the U13's etc can be argued as being more important for the county but in saying that u6's right up are all important if we are going to have a more competitive senior county team in the future. I still think we need to look at the transition from minor to u21.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 04, 2017, 02:41:40 PM »
Great to hear that and good spread of clubs alright.

Laois / Re: Laois SFC 2017
« on: October 03, 2017, 11:19:49 AM »
A decent team there though and should look to build on this years achievement. It will only be of benefit to Laois to have Port challenging for county titles. 

Hurling Discussion / Re: New Hurling Championship Format
« on: October 02, 2017, 04:54:54 PM »
For Laois, Carlow, Westmeath etc the format regarding the championship relegation/promotion is basically the same is it not?

Hurling Discussion / Re: New Hurling Championship Format
« on: October 02, 2017, 04:11:37 PM »
Once there is promotion between the different tiers that is the main thing for so called weaker teams to aspire to. If they are not in a position to compete to get into the higher tier then it is a waste of time.
The football championship could learn from the tiered system in hurling.

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