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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:48:08 PM »
To be honest, a lot comes down to luck, too. The underage setup now is as good or better compared to what it was in the 90's or 2000's. I played with a lot of the lads around the time of our 90's minor success. And I swear, there was talent coming out of everywhere at that time. Most club teams had at least 3-4 inter county standard players. The underage structure and setup wasn't a whole lot different to what it is today. I think a lot of people overestimate the setup then, and underestimate the setup now, based on it's product of talent. My point being : sometimes in a county as small as Laois, you can have waves of years where you have plentiful talent, and you can have waves where you're struggling a bit. Of course, training and development comes into it, but when you have genuine top level raw talent, it doesn't take a lot at all to harness that into a very good senior player.

Maybe other counties have moved forward leaving us behind.

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 12, 2018, 11:21:40 AM »
We conceded 3 against Wicklow who are of this parish in championship,  of course we need to improve defence but it was legacy issue for Sugrue.

I would go further in is rife in the Club Championship, we don't defend well.

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 12, 2018, 08:22:08 AM »
My own opinion is that we needed to have the current period that we are now in.   Sugrue is changing the mentality of players,  Laois have been poor for quite a while and something needs to change.   The team of the previous two years suffered two relegation's,why some on here believe going back there will yield different results.  The players lads are talking about were fine Players 5 years ago but unfortunately due to a variety of issues have not been playing the same ball.  I am sure 1 or 2 of them might get back in but that's it.  We have to begin rebuilding and focus on what's coming through maximizing them, till we get our underage in order.  I mentioned in other page about the U20's and the whole delayed appointment it does not to do players any favours.  Let me say this if we do not get our underage setup right we are not going anywhere fast.  I think Sugrue is doing a good job,  and this will stand to Laois in the long run.

We have been conceding goals easily for 3-4 years now, not just this year.

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:49:32 AM »
But the application was on address grounds which meets the criteria, wanting to improve your standard of football does not.

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:46:19 PM »
It's not going to happen so not worth worrying about.

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 05, 2018, 04:03:35 PM »
I seriously doubt anyone in Portlaoise has anything to do with this.  They are well aware of the criteria.

If they did I am sure they would have filled in something that he may possibly have qualified under, rather than something that will 100% be turned down. 

Portlaoise most definitely know the rules.

Portlaoise are an exception to the rules also having the possibility of Urban to Rural, which only Portlaoise qualify under, that being Portlaoise cannot object to players wanting to transfer out for any reason.  The rest of us can object to player transfers.  Rural to Rural come under the normal criteria within Laois bye laws as do Rural to Urban.  I am always surprised more clubs cannot avail of this possibility I suppose it's because of Portlaoise success not too many want to leave.

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 05, 2018, 03:39:03 PM »
Nobody from Portlaoise needs to sign anything .

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:07:50 PM »
Sugrue is treating them like grown ups and asking them to react accordingly. Those who know will know how he’s handled the disciplinary issues so far, firm and fair. The players are being treated like adults, they know the score with him and there’s no grey areas. The cutting of the players was honest and well informed, especially Moore. Donie knew where he stood from the start and nothing’s changed.

I loved his handling of the Brody incident also, backed the player and is obviously empowering him as a leader.

I’ve said it before lads, we’ve a good one.

Its easily done when your winning:)

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:05:47 PM »
Interesting to see a player looking to transfer from his clubs this year to "Further his Football Career" even though he played senior championship last year. Surely will be refused???
If his club have no objections, no one else should. Everyone knows where their priority lies when it comes to both codes. The only shame is he’s going to the one club who shouldn’t need any transfer but are constantly on the lookout for young talent of late rather than concentrating on maximizing their already vast numerical advantage.

I dont think he should be let transfer to Portlaoise. Either he stays playing with Camross and Ballyfin or he should try and transfer to some other club bar Portlaoise.

He won't get a transfer on these grounds, he obviously has put this transfer with no help from Portlaoise as this would have no chance of getting through on those grounds and Portlaoise  would have realized that. 

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 05, 2018, 12:34:49 PM »
We are in Div 4, Gary Walsh, Paul Kingston or any player are going to look good if they are anywhere near county standard.  I like what Sugrue is doing, it would be hard for Donie to walk now.  By challenging him you may get the best out of someone that is out on his own as Laois best forward, but also putting your stamp on the whole setup.  I like it so far he is getting the big calls right.

It's very hard for Donie to walk now, once he came back in that game was up. 

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 03:26:07 PM »
I think this U20 panel has been treated badly,  I can't see how we are organized and ready to go before end of Feb at very least (panel to be picked, no selectors etc).   The top counties are back since before Xmas.  It comes back to the old adage "fail to prepare, prepare to fail".  I think Billy could be successful given time, but this year is nearly a write off, some of you may disagree.   But there should be a backup plan in place if similar circumstances ever arise.

I do have some sympathy for the selection committee, Billy was not their first choice as some on here have indicated nor near it.  He is most certainty decisive  but that does not make him a bad choice for manager.  He would not have been my choice to be manager but possibly he was the only suitable willing candidate, available to the selection committee.

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 09:55:25 AM »
Realistic is that they are ill prepared, little planning and they have Kildare and Meath in their group.  I cannot understand why the County Board did not make senior management take them till an U20 manager was found.  I cannot see how they compete with Kildare let alone beat them & hard to see them beating Meath. 

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:20:02 AM »
I enjoyed the win and i think we will get better ..

Dicey was superb and walsh looked in great shape

Next week will be a far tougher task

But very positive signs of the

No it won't Limerick would be classified as second or third best team in Div 4,  it was just a sign of how dire Div 4 is. 

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:53:58 AM »
Billy would not have been my choice nor near it, but I am surprised he took the job.  Its an impossible task, most other counties are back a couple of months and he is looking at least the end of Feb before he can get going properly.   I think he would do well to get a couple of results.

Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 28, 2018, 03:08:47 PM »
Great Result, move on from here and hopefully get out Div 4.  Limerick were poor

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