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Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« on: August 06, 2020, 11:46:16 PM »
Didn't see a thread.
Good win for The Rock over Annanough tonight. Safe for another year.
Crettyard should be good enough to bounce straight back up but Clonaslee will give them a good run for it.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2020, 05:30:25 PM »
Portlaoise will be there or thereabouts again. This looks to be one of the weaker Intermediate championships in recent years, so I can see Portlaoise making a final.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 12:27:15 PM »
Portlaoise will be there or thereabouts again. This looks to be one of the weaker Intermediate championships in recent years, so I can see Portlaoise making a final.
You never really know with Portlaoise second team. They should really be walking this championship with the talent at their disposal but for some reason they keep coming up short.

I think Clonaslee could win yet another intermediate title. They are specialists at it!

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2020, 02:49:50 PM »
Worrying result for Timahoe. They should have won the Intermediate a few years ago against O'Dempsey's first team, now they get comfortably beat by O'Dempsey's second team? I wouldn't be surprised if Annanough beat them in the relegation final either.

The Rock have improved massively since last year. They added a couple of good young lads and ran Clonaslee close. They could still have a say in this Championship.

Mountmellick seem to get a little worse every year. I don't see them getting any further than a semi-final.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2020, 05:25:31 PM »
People always give Timahoe a chance in this grade but its a few years since they really competed. They just havent seemed to click in recent years. Quigleys long term injuries seem to have taken a toll along with a lack of young players coming through.  Have they much at u15 and u17 level to luft them in coming years? I dont think SPG are running at all like they used to at underage.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2020, 11:48:54 PM »
Portlaoise will be there or thereabouts again. This looks to be one of the weaker Intermediate championships in recent years, so I can see Portlaoise making a final.

They will have to improve a lot to make a final, Crettyard walloped them with ease..
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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 10:58:20 AM »
People always give Timahoe a chance in this grade but its a few years since they really competed. They just havent seemed to click in recent years. Quigleys long term injuries seem to have taken a toll along with a lack of young players coming through.  Have they much at u15 and u17 level to luft them in coming years? I dont think SPG are running at all like they used to at underage.
You've hit the nail on the head there. Apart from Mark O'Connell, I don't think they've got a player through from minor for a few years.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2020, 07:02:02 PM »
Just a few questions. Rosenallis won this last year with a very youthful fast team. They look like they will stay up too. Did they generally compete in A or B football underage up along? I know some of their hurling teams more than hold their own in A but what about football? Were they generally strong B teams on their own?

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 09:21:18 AM »
Just a few questions. Rosenallis won this last year with a very youthful fast team. They look like they will stay up too. Did they generally compete in A or B football underage up along? I know some of their hurling teams more than hold their own in A but what about football? Were they generally strong B teams on their own?
Strong B teams on their own mostly. Might have been in A from time to time but mostly B. And also still have a bit of work to do to stay up!

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2020, 10:01:51 AM »
Crettyard seem to be the form team but I tipped Clonaslee earlier and will stick to it. They are specialists at winning intermediates and no matter how poor their form seems, they seem to really improve in September and October.

Although a Mountmellick v The Rock final would be tasty!

Sorry to see Annanough going down as they have brought some young lads through. Maybe junior A will allow them to develop the team at a more suitable level.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
As predicted a Crettyard v Clonaslee final. Cretty must be favourites but they will have to earn it against Clonaslee. I'm predicting a close, low scoring game with at least one red card and Cretty scraping through with an Evan O'Carroll goal!

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2020, 12:28:26 PM »
Evan is the stand out player and if on form would be the difference between the teams. Take him out of the Crettyard team and it would be a totally different affair.
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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #12 on: October 02, 2020, 03:06:09 PM »
Can see this being nothing else but a high-scoring shootout with Evan O Carroll in serious form at the minute for Crettyard, and Clonaslee have the forwards to punish Crettyard too, especially With Niall Corbett in good form also. Both teams seem well capable of grabbing a couple of goals, and Crettyard missing a couple of key defenders thru injury. Iíll sit firmly on the fence and go for a draw Crettyard 3-11 Clonaslee 2-14.

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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2020, 08:47:51 AM »
Love them or hate them but you can't but admire Clonaslee. New, young team and well capable of competing in senior next year.
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Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2020, 02:41:34 PM »
Crettyard really struggled without James Brennan who is arguably their best defender. Their midfielder Burke didn't seem to be at his best-wonder how much the hurling with the Harps had taken out of him. Great win for Clonaslee against a highly fancied Crettyard team. Lot of young lads so will fancy themselves to stay senior next year.