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Ogie

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1410 on: September 20, 2021, 10:01:26 PM »
Yes then they go back to making the same stupid mistakes when they have to use their heads, letting the likes of Castletown cod themselves and everyone else back into the B competition and win it by 28 points!!!
Beating Portarlington who won the genuine B competition last Saturday, which I was delighted to see
Clubs cheating the system and fellas on the juvenile board that havenít a clue whatís actually happening on the ground in clubs.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1411 on: September 20, 2021, 10:15:05 PM »
I don't think Castletown were cheating anybody look at there results beating by 15 plus points again Aleix well beating by Rdowney Well beating by PRC Gaels.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1412 on: September 20, 2021, 10:31:44 PM »
PRC Gaels?!
Raheen Parish Gaels beat Castletown by two.
R/E beat them by six, and by all accounts Castletown ought to have won.
But, yes, as the weakest of the 'A' teams that entered for the Feile, it made sense to have them in the 'B' to have 6 teams in each section. I thought Port. would get closer to them though, I must say.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1413 on: September 20, 2021, 10:47:00 PM »
Port played Ctown 8 weeks ago in the league and there was only 6 points in it.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1414 on: September 20, 2021, 10:49:15 PM »
That's true. And Port hadn't Emerson then, either. As I say, I actually thought they'd be better able for Castletown tonight.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1415 on: September 20, 2021, 10:57:23 PM »
I taught the same but Ctown were very sharp tonight and looked well organised.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1416 on: September 20, 2021, 11:21:24 PM »
I suppose Port. had the 'B' championship final Saturday, Feile group stages Sunday, and two more Feile matches tonight? Maybe just wore out?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1417 on: September 20, 2021, 11:45:34 PM »
Agree. But fair play to port great to see new teams coming along and hopefully see a few of these lads on a minor team very soon. Great work being done over there with there juveniles. A lot of people on this forum give out about everything but i wonder are they in there local Gaa pitch a few nights a week helping out with teams?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1418 on: September 24, 2021, 10:14:39 AM »
Sounds like big numbers from the football/duel clubs at the U14 hurling with laois.
Think Port and emo had nearly a team between them.
Ballyfin had at least 5 and I think mountmellick had a few as well.

Pity laois today or the papers don't cover these matches. The lads would lvoe to see their names mentioned.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1419 on: September 24, 2021, 12:16:16 PM »
Sounds like big numbers from the football/duel clubs at the U14 hurling with laois.
Think Port and emo had nearly a team between them.
Ballyfin had at least 5 and I think mountmellick had a few as well.

Pity laois today or the papers don't cover these matches. The lads would lvoe to see their names mentioned.

2 nice games in Heywood last night,a few good young lads on display

going by the team sheets,the following clubs were represented

Laois West

Castletown 6
R/E 8
B/K 6

Laois East

Mountrath 2
The Harps 6
C/B 9
Trumera 1


Laois South

Abbeyleix 3
Camross 3
Portlaoise 4
PRT 2
Colt/Shanahoe 3
Ballinakill/Ballypickas 2

Laois North

Portarlington 5
St.Pauls 5
Mountmellick 3
Rosenallis 1
Clonaslee 2
Ballyfin 5


For Reference 2020 u13 Finals


B Final

Mountrath 6-4 Park-Ratheniska-Timahoe 0-16

A Final

Castletown 3-12 Clough-Ballacolla 0-11



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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1420 on: September 24, 2021, 12:25:54 PM »
Actually, there's only 6 in the U15'B', but you're right - this is an excellent way of sorting the men from the boys (!), shall we say! Credit to the juvenile board! Mountrath, for example used to hide in the 'B' championships and pick up handy titles, when this new system shows they're well able for the 'A' standard: this year they got to the u15 'A' final, albeit well beaten by The Harps.

On another note, the Feile hurling finals are on tonight. This year it's u15, and the 'A' semi-finals are Rathdowney/ Errill v Raheen Parish Gaels, and Park-Ratheniska/ Timahoe v The Harps.  I expect an RPG v Harps final.

u13

8 Teams went to A and 8 went to the B after the Preliminary group stages

Your Right  6 to the A at u15 and 8 to the B after the Preliminarys also

Not often I praise the County board but they got this spot on.

Agree with you completely in relation to Mountrath

been lurking around winning B cups,did a clean sweep of them in 2020

now they have been forced by winning games to get out of the B and Lo and Behold they find themselves in an A u15 final and an U13 A semi final beaten both times by the Harps

Ditto PRT,beaten in the U13A final and u15A semifinal both times by the Harps as well

This can only be good for hurling in the county with the player base being widened into the bargain.

Delighted also to see Port making the breakthrough at u15B hopefully they will now start entering a minor team.A couple of excellent hurling men driving the whole show over there.

Hopefully Paulís wonít go the way of Margy
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1421 on: September 24, 2021, 02:32:44 PM »
St. Paul's won't last, sadly. Port. have a better chance, and even that's not better than 50/50. They'll be tight for minor next year, but it could be done. Great work being done there, is right. Hope it pays off for them. The population is there, and it would be good for the county. All depends on how much support they get from the football club.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1422 on: September 24, 2021, 08:10:19 PM »
St. Paul's won't last, sadly.
Almost definitely not. Best players will be snapped up by other stronger hurling clubs. Slieve Margy got f***ed over by county board and other clubs and same will happen.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1423 on: September 24, 2021, 08:17:40 PM »
St. Paul's won't last, sadly.
Almost definitely not. Best players will be snapped up by other stronger hurling clubs. Slieve Margy got f***ed over by county board and other clubs and same will happen.


Football followed by the lack of support from the county board is what killed Margy.

There was literally 4 hurling men keeping it going for the last 2/3 years and when 2 of their sons went up to hurl Senior with ballinakill.

The game was up.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1424 on: September 24, 2021, 10:04:41 PM »
The problem for Portarlington will be in 3 years time when that crop of under 15s has to move into adult hurling. They can't all be expected to make up an adult team at the age of 18 and there probably aren't many other 20 something hurlers in the area.
I can't offer a solution either other than what happened with Slieve Margy and the best 4 or 5 lads moved to senior teams.
Well I could keep it above
But then it wouldn't be sky anymore