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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 23, 2022, 02:31:41 PM »
U16s had two squads out on Saturday - 'blue squad' lost to a Wexford selection by six, and 'white squad' beat Westmeath narrowly.


The Blue Squad and the White Squad... Reminds of the Garda cars years ago.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 21, 2022, 08:59:19 AM »
U16s had two squads out on Saturday - 'blue squad' lost to a Wexford selection by six, and 'white squad' beat Westmeath narrowly.

Thanks, did the 14s and 15s play?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 20, 2022, 04:24:35 PM »
How did the hurling development squads get on at the weekend?

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: June 06, 2022, 06:52:33 PM »
Get hurling coaches into the schools and clubs, get the basic skills into players at a young age, this will develop competitive underage club teams. The best players can be picked for county development squads where the standard of training and matches goes to a higher level. The more our minor teams get exposed to high standard games like they have this season the better.

Some people on here having a pop at Brennan, but he was part of a set up that the group brought into. With some decent underage players coming through and a mix of experienced players already there, Laois are in a good place to win JMcD cup if they get a good management team in place.

And who are the hurling coaches that can be sent into clubs and schools?

Is there some hidden reservoir of experienced and committed hurling coaches in the county that the rest of us donít know about

The reality is that while we had a good crop of minors relative to other years they were lacking inthe skills speed and execution when it came to the likes of Offaly and Clare

We wonít have another group like them for god knows how long however

The Celtic Challenge v Wicklow game finished in a draw yesterday,thereís a few decent lads on it but yet again we donít have the execution speed that comes with continuous proper coaching from an early age

The u15 set up is shambolic even by our standards

The u14 manager wasnít appointed till the middle of May,they picked a panel,trained once and then sent them out to get an absolute pasting off both Offaly and Waterford

Whatís going on with the u14s and 15s?

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:50:30 AM »
Iím baffled sometimes about the constant harrowing on about Eddie Brennan and his tactics . We scraped by the Westmeath in the Joe McDonagh final and then a Great one off performance against Dublin that hasnít been replicated since .

In his second year we lost all our league matches apart from one . Failed to win any championship matches  .. the euphoria of that Dublin match needs to be put to bed . A lot of lads living off there reputation from that day .
Brennan isnít all that and that has been clearly proven in his recent spell with Cuala that ended less than harmonious .

Yesterday was difficult to watch . Cheddar will do the right thing now but that man owes Laois nothing.

Are you serious? We hammered them that day with a great performance. Last Saturday night was a 29 point turnaround on that game.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 23, 2022, 09:47:29 AM »
How did our Development Squads get on this weekend?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: May 09, 2022, 09:18:21 AM »
Waterford need to chance avoiding the Munster Final and steel themselves for ONE more match with Limerick this year, not two.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 09:46:09 PM »
Sounds like Laois County Board.

The Laois County Football Board. Been that way for years. Our national game just gets in the way for those boys.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: April 27, 2022, 01:20:18 PM »
At least they are starting the Setanta program again this summer.

It must be 3 or 4 years since Setanta was ran.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Top 5 players of all time from your county
« on: April 26, 2022, 01:47:36 PM »
From
Pat Critchley
Paddy Purcell
Niall Rigney
PJ Cuddy
John Taylor

Living
Tommy Walsh
Henry Shefflin
JJ Delaney
DJ Carey
Willie O'Connor

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GAA Discussion / Re: Multiple Brothers On Same County Side
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:50:41 AM »
When Laois won the 1936 Leinster final brothers Bill, Chris, Mick and Jack Delaney played with their uncle Tom also playing at full-back.
Seven Fennelly brothers from Ballyhale all hurled senior with Kilkenny but not sure how many appeared together.

Kevin Ger Sean and Liam Fennelly all played in the 1987 All Ireland Final.
Currently five sets of brothers on the Kilkenny panel (4 on last Saturday's 26)

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: April 26, 2022, 09:47:18 AM »
Clare putting Tipp to the sword a lot easier than the 7 point scoreline suggested....

Hard to see Tipp recover from that with Cork and Limerick to come.

If Clare can beat Cork and that's not beyond the realms of reality as they too have huge men in their forwards able to win high ball, something we know Cork can't handle to date then it'll get all interesting for the Munster Championship..

O'Donnell has gotten over his concussion issues hopefully and with Duggan back in the mix, Clare will be confident going into that game, but you gotta wonder about Tipp, how they left their fullback line so exposed, heck, Conlan who was Clare's centre back ran 40 metres into the heart of the Tipp defence to get a shot off at the keeper and the rebound was buried in the net..

Big issues for Bonnar to sort out.
Tipp are 100/1  https://www.oddschecker.com/gaelic-games/hurling/all-ireland-senior-hurling-championship/winner


So that means that if you put a tenner on Tipp you will lose a tennner.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: April 23, 2022, 01:25:27 AM »
It's a real pity that this Laois team had key players that were injured coming into this game along with a couple of guaranteed starters who were unable to commit to U20s this year as well. It's an opportunity lost. Very talented bunch of players over the last two years but unfortunately didn't achieve that big scalp that we hoped they would get.

Who were injured or unable to commit?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: April 11, 2022, 07:21:43 PM »
Laois u14s are running trials for the past 6 weeks and thereís no management in place to oversee it

The football at the same age grade had their management in place before they even started their trials around the same time

If there's no management in place who is running the trials.


What's the story? Are they struggling to get people involved?
The Games Manager and GDAís

No one wants to take it


A good few have been asked and declined

How would one put their name forward?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: April 11, 2022, 03:49:54 PM »
Laois u14s are running trials for the past 6 weeks and thereís no management in place to oversee it

The football at the same age grade had their management in place before they even started their trials around the same time

If there's no management in place who is running the trials.


What's the story? Are they struggling to get people involved?
The Games Manager and GDAís

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