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Chrimtain

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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2022, 10:11:24 AM »
 Even though we were not the better team yesterday, we could have won that game. Unforced errors killed us. As well as that, about mid way through the second half, we needed an injection of pace into the forward line. Unfortunately, that pace wasn't available on the subs bench yesterday. Instead, we resorted to lads who, although they have given their all to Laois in the pasture, are now over the hill. Poor management, I'm afraid.

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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2022, 02:43:43 PM »
"I've spoken at length with my players about not competing in the Leinster SFC next year. In terms of importance, it's down the list."

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Billy O'Loughlin talks a lot of sense regarding the pointlessness of the Leinster Championship.

Although we were knocked out early this year, an extended Tailteann Cup provides Laois with a competition in which we can compete with counties closer to our level.

It provides us, if we were to organise ourselves propetly, with a realistic opportunity of winning a national competition.

It, and the national league, are the future for the likes of Laois.
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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #17 on: May 31, 2022, 04:53:21 PM »
'Too many of them in the stand'

Who was sitting in the stand that should have been playing?
It's probably not fair to name lads but the dogs in the street know that a huge number of players turned down the offer to join the senior panel this year.
I certainly saw a few of them attending games this year. But each lad may well have had his own reasons.
Let's hope we see a few more of them back in the squad next year.
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Chrimtain

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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2022, 05:22:37 PM »
'Too many of them in the stand'

Who was sitting in the stand that should have been playing?
It's probably not fair to name lads but the dogs in the street know that a huge number of players turned down the offer to join the senior panel this year.
I certainly saw a few of them attending games this year. But each lad may well have had his own reasons.
Let's hope we see a few more of them back in the squad next year.

I would hope that the prospect of competing in an extended summer competition which we have a realistic hope of winning, would make the prospect of playing with the county team more appealing to players.

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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #19 on: June 01, 2022, 04:30:08 PM »
I think it's a major pity that the GAA didn't have the foresight to play double headers for the Tailteann Cup, it would have at least bumped up attendances and created more of an atmosphere at the games.

Or even play some of the games before a provincial final/All Ireland quarters/semi/final etc, the players would feed off that.

Even go completely left wing and have a game on before a Hurling match, do whatever is necessary to drum up greater interest.

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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #20 on: June 01, 2022, 05:28:28 PM »
A few quick points as another inter county season ends for Laois. No more competitive action until the National league in 8 months at the end of January.

On the game itself. Didn't know what to expect in the new Tailteann cup but the hope was to be somewhat competetive against Westmeath after what happened against Wicklow in Aughrim and also after getting walloped by Westmeath in Tullamore last years Leinster quater final.

Was impressed on Sunday. Only about 600 at the game but a bit of bite about it. We responded well to Aughrim. Good hunger was shown. Evan O'Carroll just went for it and on another day could have had 2 early goals. Big Donie made such a difference and Paul Kingston was sharp as he was against Wicklow when he came on in 2nd half.

We were well in the game even before their sending off. But we hit a purple patch after the sending off with some wonderful scores and again in the early part of the 2nd half. We looked good for victory when going 10-7 up. Our defense was much tighter, Paddy O'Sullivan was good at centre back and our new under 20 lads did very well especially Sean Greene, he was literally everywhere on the park. Great penalty save as well by Bolger.

We can build for the future. The under 20s ran Kildare to 2 points and they ended up in an All Ireland final. The key if possible is to have a settled, consistent panel for 3/4 years to build something. That is what Limerick have done and look how far Derry have come! We beat them 3 years ago in a qualifier up in Owenbeg.

Finally, a huge thank you to both John O'Loughlin and Colm Begley. 2 great servants to Laois football.








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Re: Tailteann Cup 2022
« Reply #21 on: June 01, 2022, 10:33:08 PM »
Good post.

Have to say the 8 month break is a bit annoying.