Started by Tobias, October 27, 2015, 08:08:58 PM
Quote from: Zooming around on February 03, 2023, 11:19:37 AMI emailed Conor Shannon yesterday and it bounced straight back to say he had finished his role with Laois GAA on January 27th. So he's gone anyway whatever about the rest of them.
Quote from: Laois man on February 04, 2023, 03:39:12 PM6 or 7 offaly schools together beat one Kkenny school by 2 points.
Quote from: SpeculativeEffort on February 04, 2023, 08:16:11 PMQuote from: Laois man on February 04, 2023, 03:39:12 PM6 or 7 offaly schools together beat one Kkenny school by 2 points.What an attitude! Kierans normally have the pick of a huge number of KK clubs. Those offaly players have just had the experience of beating a high quality Kk team in their own back yard. No amount of training can top that. I suppose the lads in Laois schools were better served today sitting at home watching Ireland vs Wales?!
Quote from: Laois man on February 04, 2023, 09:21:15 PMSchools hurling is for schools team not for County teams.
Quote from: Spiritof1915 on February 05, 2023, 09:44:42 AMI couldn't agree more with the last 2 posts. Off the back of their best minor team in 20 years the Offaly county board had the vision to try and develop that group of players standard even more. playing at the very top level gives those players the confidence to go and try and develop at senior inter county level. Where is that vision in this county. Secondary school hurling is absolutely VITAL in any player/club/county's development.if you break down the standard of hurling in our secondary schools it makes for horrific reading(All levels and open to correction)All Portlaoise schools, C level. Primary concern - Football and soccer Portarlington, No competitive hurling that aware of. Primary concern - Football and rugbyMountmellick, No competitive hurling that aware of. Primary concern - footballClonaslee, C level. Make the best of small numbers available. Heywood, Poor B level efforts. Primary concern - Football and BasketballRathdowney, C Level. Doing a great job with numbers available.Mountrath, B level. The standard bearers for 2nd level hurling in this county.The only slight sliver lining is The Harps lads going to Johnstown. Many have Leinster B medals over the last number of years. Playing in the A junior and Senior Championships this year.There's no easy fix obviously but if the county board were serious about hurling they would employ GDAS and pay them well.Address the player pathways. Primary/secondary/third level in tandem with the development squads. A GDA specifically assigned to primary and secondary schools development. One goal being the development of a Laois Schools team in A grade at 14, 16 and 18s for league and championship.
Quote from: mcwregor on February 05, 2023, 06:36:29 PMThe combined schools team would be a good idea but its really only one cog in a wheel that has fallen off the wagon. Before we even talk about secondary schools we need to get the club structures in place with full time GPOs. We need to develop and grow the setanta programme into something special for kids. We need to get hurling going properly in every primary school in laois. The development squads need major focus and attention and then the secondary schools too. We actually need to start with 5 and 6 year olds and put in the work for 15 years time.I'm sick and tired of hearing laois senior managers over the past 20 years talking about taking 'the learnings' from heavy defeats and trying to work on them. The same shite for years we are hearing. Bringing Dan Shanahan and the likes of Shane O Sullivan (performance coach) from waterford and paying them. Performance coach...for that last night, give me a break. Its time for leadership in this county. Wake up and smell the coffee and stop making the same mistakes over and over. We need to start from scratch and we need to do it now!!