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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 03:36:08 PM »
Portlaoise were awesome their power and pace blew us away.  I don't know if many of you rate BallyroanAbbey but we did put it a fair effort this year that can be built on.  However yesterday we found out where the standard is and it's high!  Portlaoise are an extremely athletic and well conditioned team, I would actually say their football lets them down abit.  But make no bones about it they are getting stronger their juvenile setup is irrelevant all they need is one or two chaps buying into their culture (which they have created) every year and this will be relentless.  Our only option is to try get to that level of fitness, personally my thoughts are that for anyone playing with Portlaoise it is a life choice as the required training levels are huge.  The only thing that surprises me is that they don't have more with the county. 

Your talking 4 or 5 nights a week training be it individual or collective.

I was never over fond of him when he played with Laois, always seemed to be a drama.

It's easy to write him off but is a very good interviewer seems to get people to open up.

His Peter Leahy interview is top class.  I don't always agree with him but to be honest I am not listening to anyone else's podcast so the proof is in the pudding.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 15, 2018, 07:27:08 AM »



Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 31, 2018, 08:21:34 AM »
A fitter more motivated Kilcavan beat us, we were disappointing. 

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 30, 2018, 12:15:53 PM »
I would say four derby games, gonna be tough for us but somebody has to play them.   

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 29, 2018, 11:22:55 AM »
5 games this year 1 point is the total score difference.  Kilcruise really put in the work this year I thought we had their number after the League Final.  How wrong I was,  great games may not be top top quality but the tension and passion were absorbing.  Hopefully our lads kick on abit from here.

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 29, 2018, 01:56:02 AM »
I can see rochford taking a year out from management,possibly return to corofin to get another all ireland club title and then do a john o Mahoney and bring the holy grail back to Galway, now that would be the ultimate up yours to the mayo county board!!😁

Rochford can name his price, some simpletons may not realize,  this fella was the real deal.  Only with passing of time wil you realize, hopefully at this point will you be big enough to acknowledge your errors.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:16:55 AM »
How would you suggest addressing the athletic development issue ?

We have no structure or Co-ordinated plan,we are  a long way behind the big and even medium  guns so we need to work smart and hard to catch up

We have 16 u15 hurling teams with roughly 300 players in total

Here’s my plan October to March

Friday/Saturday evening hire a sizeable sports hall or school hall in laois

Week 1
Get 2 clubs full u15 panels in both the Friday and Saturday nights with mentors,go through and show the requirements needed,these go home and do the 3 weeks program as set out by the GDA’s/S&C person

Week 2 next 4 clubs,Week 3 next 4 clubs,Week 4 next 4 clubs

Week 1 clubs come back in Week 5 for an assessment of where they are and what tweaks/adjustments need to be put in place.

They then come back in Week 9/13/17

GDA’s should be on hand to visit clubs when they are doing their 3 week “home” cycle if at all possible

I look forward to Ye ripping it to shreds.

Not the worst idea I have ever heard but should be applied to both football and hurling

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:59:46 PM »
Rochford was a class act in my opinion,   utter madness that he is gone.

Agree 100% , difficult to know why the County Board have thrown a spanner in the works, you would think that they would like to have a settled team and avoid the trauma and disruption of finding a new manager, there are no winners from this episode.

Impossible to know what's been happening behind the scenes. I suspect the Board turned their arse on him after the defeat in Newbridge. Not making the super8 was a disaster for him. Simple as.
When the 3 coaches quit he was given a an ultimatum to have replacements in place by end of August. His picks left more than the executive a bit iffy. I didn't hear anybody think it was a good idea.
Of course he was unlucky with indiscipline and injuries during the Summer but that would not have been taken into consideration in final audit. Making the super8 was the minimum expectation whatever the circumstances and his fate was sealed that evening.

My guess in the fullness of time Mayo will regret this big time.  Newbridge was anomaly without your first choice  midfield and up against a united and inspired Kildare I doubt anyone could have won. 

That ultimatum was as good as a sacking without having the balls to do it

GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo manager resigns - for defo.
« on: August 27, 2018, 10:06:06 PM »
Rochford was a class act in my opinion,   utter madness that he is gone.   

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 23, 2018, 12:47:19 PM »
Is it true that next year is the year where the start of the underage prospects off the conveyer belt arrive Ballyroanabu ?

We are certainly getting more players coming through, I would think it's already happening we are probably seeing it more at junior level than anywhere else.  I know loads of teams  are down players but we are down Conor Brennan, Liam Delaney (injured) at the moment.  With Adam Brennan, Eoghan Whelan and Ciaran Carroll not been able to commit this year.  If this was 5 or 6 years ago we would simply not have been able to cope with that.  Very much like the Laois Seniors, being competitive will keep young lads playing and that's what everyone wants.  If we are any good a game like last night will bring us on and harden us up. I am looking forward to next weeks game already.  Ross was super, Davy going off had to hurt them a fair bit so I am sure they will improve.  I like Lar Wall he just makes his team as tough as nails, because his old style his prob underrated.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 22, 2018, 11:27:00 PM »
His been here all the time started midfield against Arles Kileen two years ago, in fairness his only young and has got into the gym the last two years.  His dad John played midfield for us in 1992.

Kilcruise  may be many things but you can't buy the aggression and passion them boys have over the years wish more teams in Laois had it.  No fear of anyone or anything.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 22, 2018, 05:46:14 PM »
I think we win tonight easy enough that’s no slur on Kilcruise just think we are going well

GAA Discussion / Re: Football team of the 90s
« on: August 17, 2018, 10:39:41 AM »
Geraghty was serious,  possibly one of the all time greats considering he could easily fit in most positions on the pitch.   At half back he was peerless,  I’d say we are judging him harshly because he had a long career and ended up in full forward line.  Also because he seemed an unlikeable individual on the pitch and off it. 

« on: August 16, 2018, 03:36:58 PM »
It's amazing the fascination people from outside the area have with us. We play together underage. Between the two clubs, we have been in county final 7 of the last 15. We were in none when we played together!
A morbid fascination more like. All those brilliant players and one senior title to show for it. And nothing for Beano, Donie B and the Killeen crew.
Again, to think that if they had stayed together they'd have eventually gone on to dominate Laois football is very naive. Resentment and bitterness drove them on, and anyone familiar with the GAA will know this was the drive behind many a successful team over the years. Both sides were forced to maximise their resources, could you imagine if the likes of Portlaoise had another few clubs in there to do likewise where we'd be?

Relegation Final ???

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