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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1980 on: December 11, 2022, 11:32:47 AM »
Would it not be a good idea to have a laois schools hurling team manganed by our laois U20 mangerment team. Like we have Mtrath. Rdowney. Heywood. Plaois Mmellick and port with school hurling teams. I see offaly are doing it and building for the U20 Cship.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1981 on: December 11, 2022, 11:39:10 AM »
Would it not be a good idea to have a laois schools hurling team manganed by our laois U20 mangerment team. Like we have Mtrath. Rdowney. Heywood. Plaois Mmellick and port with school hurling teams. I see offaly are doing it and building for the U20 Cship.

It would be a no brainer to enter a laois schools team in the Leinster A senior schools championship,but there’s neither the will or appetite or probably manpower to do it

Schools hurling is rapidly becoming a wasteland in the town of Portlaoise which is a worry not just for the club but also the county.

We will look back fondly on this years Minor Team and their journey to a Leinster final,because given the shambolic setup of the development squads at the younger age grades

It will be a while before we see it again.

Offaly have gotten their act together on so many areas in both codes

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« Reply #1982 on: December 11, 2022, 12:18:54 PM »
Agree. Offaly doing a lot of work underage I was at a schools game a few weeks ago and the full offaly U20 mangerment team were there watching the offaly school team. Our county board would need to up the ain't in the underage sector.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1983 on: December 12, 2022, 09:07:21 AM »
Would it not be a good idea to have a laois schools hurling team manganed by our laois U20 mangerment team. Like we have Mtrath. Rdowney. Heywood. Plaois Mmellick and port with school hurling teams. I see offaly are doing it and building for the U20 Cship.

It would be a no brainer to enter a laois schools team in the Leinster A senior schools championship,but there’s neither the will or appetite or probably manpower to do it

Schools hurling is rapidly becoming a wasteland in the town of Portlaoise which is a worry not just for the club but also the county.

We will look back fondly on this years Minor Team and their journey to a Leinster final,because given the shambolic setup of the development squads at the younger age grades

It will be a while before we see it again.

Offaly have gotten their act together on so many areas in both codes


Do we not have a combined schools team. We definitely had one a few years ago. Why was it stopped?

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« Reply #1984 on: December 14, 2022, 03:09:16 PM »
Our Coaching & Games department currently not good or active enough with initiatives,
Offaly again today recruiting brilliantly appointing Damien Coleman as Operations manager, the man behind all of Galway’s underage success.

Yes they are pumping money in, but it’s being done wisely and theirs a buzz around them, we have plenty of money too,

Talk of the renewed Setanta programme is only piece meal, academy squads have no buzz or direction about them, the overall organisation of the squads is so poor compared even just to Offaly never mind the bigger counties
Simple ideas like the combined schools, more club workshops, academy squad gear, more games, more promotion on social media
Offaly’s initiatives around development squads, faithful fields, coaching initiatives are much more active than ours, and getting much more buy on from coaches, players, parents & clubs

Similar on the likes of Wexford, cork, Meath, Kilkenny

What is the actual role of the county board coaching officer when we have a games manager ?

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« Reply #1985 on: December 14, 2022, 03:27:36 PM »
Our Coaching & Games department currently not good or active enough with initiatives,
Offaly again today recruiting brilliantly appointing Damien Coleman as Operations manager, the man behind all of Galway’s underage success.

Yes they are pumping money in, but it’s being done wisely and theirs a buzz around them, we have plenty of money too,

Talk of the renewed Setanta programme is only piece meal, academy squads have no buzz or direction about them, the overall organisation of the squads is so poor compared even just to Offaly never mind the bigger counties
Simple ideas like the combined schools, more club workshops, academy squad gear, more games, more promotion on social media
Offaly’s initiatives around development squads, faithful fields, coaching initiatives are much more active than ours, and getting much more buy on from coaches, players, parents & clubs

Similar on the likes of Wexford, cork, Meath, Kilkenny

What is the actual role of the county board coaching officer when we have a games manager ?

Offaly are running rings around us in all departments at the minute.

I see that they have 6/7 women at the County Board top table in area such as coaching officer, asst treasurer and Central Council reps

We can even get men to come in and fill 3 critical positions here

If we can't compete with Offaly with a smaller population than us and a similar split between the 2 codes what hope do we have with the Galways Corks and Limericks?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1986 on: December 15, 2022, 01:22:54 PM »
Offaly have a few things we don't:

1. A visionary with real power: Michael Duignan.
2. Serious financial backing, including from Shane Lowry
3. Strong group of volunteers that are willing to work. We complain about lack of a strong board but nobody wants to do it.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1987 on: December 15, 2022, 02:10:39 PM »
lads just wanta give out and not work. fair pay to dignan, he went and did it and brought lads with hin

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« Reply #1988 on: December 15, 2022, 02:25:22 PM »
Offaly have a few things we don't:

1. A visionary with real power: Michael Duignan.
2. Serious financial backing, including from Shane Lowry
3. Strong group of volunteers that are willing to work. We complain about lack of a strong board but nobody wants to do it.

4.Tradition and culture ,granted it’s a while since they won a senior All Ireland but they have a core group of lads involved with development  squads who know what it takes,be it with Offaly but also with the likes of Birr and to a lesser extent Coolderry and Kilcormac.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1989 on: December 15, 2022, 03:11:49 PM »
Our Coaching & Games department currently not good or active enough with initiatives,
Offaly again today recruiting brilliantly appointing Damien Coleman as Operations manager, the man behind all of Galway’s underage success.

Yes they are pumping money in, but it’s being done wisely and theirs a buzz around them, we have plenty of money too,

Talk of the renewed Setanta programme is only piece meal, academy squads have no buzz or direction about them, the overall organisation of the squads is so poor compared even just to Offaly never mind the bigger counties
Simple ideas like the combined schools, more club workshops, academy squad gear, more games, more promotion on social media
Offaly’s initiatives around development squads, faithful fields, coaching initiatives are much more active than ours, and getting much more buy on from coaches, players, parents & clubs

Similar on the likes of Wexford, cork, Meath, Kilkenny

What is the actual role of the county board coaching officer when we have a games manager ?

On your last point about the County Coaching officer, what is the actual role of the County games manager? Setanta programme was drove by a volunteer during the summer. The Squads are a shambles, is that the Coaching office or games manager?
Coaching workshops, is that Games manager or GDA's?
From what i can see we have very little leadership coming from our games manager who is meant to be leading our GDA's. Maybe others have more interaction with our Coaching and Games department but from what I can see it's non existent.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1990 on: December 20, 2022, 05:20:08 PM »
I saw Rosenallis congratulating lads on making the minor hurling panel on Social Media. Has it been released? Do any of ye have it? Thanks

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1991 on: December 20, 2022, 06:01:45 PM »
I saw Rosenallis congratulating lads on making the minor hurling panel on Social Media. Has it been released? Do any of ye have it? Thanks

Panel was finalised over the weekend

34 on it

Don’t know if it’s been made public yet

A Job for the PRO

Oh wait

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1992 on: January 17, 2023, 09:28:31 AM »
LAOIS MINOR HURLING PANEL 2023

Eoghan Murphy (The Harps)
Justin Duggan (The Harps)
Mark Downey (The Harps)
Donal Deegan (The Harps)
Cormac Dunne (The Harps)
Ethan Lafferty (The Harps)
Lochlan Curran (The Harps)
Raymond Goode (Castletown)
Ryan Peters (Castletown)
Kyron Cuddy (Castletown)
Killian Breen (Castletown)
Eli Quinn (Abbeyleix)
Cormac Byrne (Abbeyleix)
Riain Mahony (Abbeyleix)
Caelum O’Brien (Mountrath)
Cian Hill (Mountrath)
Ruaidhri Kavanagh (Mountrath)
Rick Bannon (Camross)
Conor Mortimer (Camross)
Evan Cassin (Clough-Ballacolla)
Colm Brennan (Clough-Ballacolla)
Lorcan Dunne (Rathdowney-Errill)
Eoin Bracken (Rathdowney-Errill)
Rio Lacumber (Portlaoise)
David Brown (Portlaoise)
Patrick O’Callaghan (Clonad)
Liam Whelan (Clonad)
Jordan Downey (Portarlington)
Conor Maher (Portarlington)
Sam Somers (Rosenallis)
Oran Gorman (Rosenallis)
Jimmy Norton (Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe)
Charlie Hand (Emo)
Shane Connolly (Ballyfin)
Ben O’Mara (Ballinakill)

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1993 on: January 17, 2023, 02:11:17 PM »
Good to see Portarlington and Emo players involved.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1994 on: January 17, 2023, 03:25:25 PM »
Nobody from. borris/kilcotton?