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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
May 13, 2024, 11:58:14 AM
Quote from: Blueforever on May 12, 2024, 04:53:09 PMAnother embarrassing result in Portlaoise today we have almost reached the bottom after140 years of playing football in the county after  producing some of the greatest players I have seen in the country John Conway,Bobby Miller, Atch Whelan ,Curly Prendergast the Browne's the Dempsey's the Turleys Joe Higgins Beano and too many more to mention. The first game I attended was in 1968 v Lomgford and after watching the footballers the last few years I despair
Crap result for sure but some of the great names you mentioned above played on the day Carlow last beat Laois in 1988. Gerry and Colm Browne and Leo Turley, Sean and Martin Dempsey so maybe a bit of perspective needed.
McNulty got it badly wrong yesterday taking off lads who were playing well like Dunne, Barry and O'Carroll. There was no need to do that.
Wicklow away next week will be no easy task.
Laois / Re: Laois ACFL Division 2 2024
April 27, 2024, 12:00:49 PM
O'Dempseys looking like bouncing straight back up to Division 1 and Emo doing very well despite being missing Greene, Kirwan and Costello.
Laois / Re: Laois ACFL Division 3 2024
April 27, 2024, 11:56:54 AM
What's gone wrong with Ballylinan?
Usually teams get a bounce from winning the intermediate but they were beaten by a junior A team last night. No disrespect to Kilcavan either but Ballylinan seem to be struggling.
Laois / Re: Structures
April 27, 2024, 11:52:32 AM
Quote from: Junior Ex Laoistalk on April 26, 2024, 10:40:12 PMCan anyone work out how Dublin are as good as they are? The template is there so why aren't other leinster counties copying it and competing with them?
My thoughts on it is that it's mostly down to an almost endless supply of money and a very good County board. The obscene amount of money they were granted by the GAA was used very wisely and they are still reaping the rewards of that investment, money is rolling in from sponsorship and things are only getting better for them. So what do other counties do or is it a lost cause.
Thoughts please.....
I'll play devil's advocate!
I think Dublin have hit on an exceptional seam of footballers.
Yeah, the money and good administration helped but I would say they've had a couple of superb managers and a generational group of players.
Their minor and under 20 record isn't all that and they've never really pushed on to the next level in hurling so I think at some point, they will come back to the field.
Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
April 14, 2024, 01:23:48 PM
Quote from: Saint88 on April 13, 2024, 10:57:59 PMHas Justin McNulty ever won a Leinster Championship match?
One out of five after last night.
Should be a good few changes for first game in T Cup. The likes of Daly, O'Flynn and Rioghan Murphy must be wondering what they have to do to get a run. Looks like Dempsey, possibly Byrne and Larkin will be injury concerns for next game.
Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
March 30, 2024, 06:57:30 PM
Good performance. Could easily have won by 20 points plus if we'd been more accurate with point chances and clinical with goal chances.

Offaly will be a huge step up from any of the Division 4 teams we've played.

Well done to all involved. We seem to have some decent strength in depth with the likes of O'Flynn, Daly, Corbet not even used today and Kirwan and Burke hopefully to return from injury.

Br great if the hurlers could make it a double tomorrow!
Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
March 04, 2024, 11:19:41 AM
Poor enough game. London offered very little in attack and once the first goal broke them open it was a foregone conclusion.
Good to see the starting team mixed up a bit. Of those getting a chance, O'Flynn did very well and Dicey was quite good too.
We look almost certain to go up now but it would be nice to win the league final too. I think Longford might win that dogfight for second.
Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
February 23, 2024, 12:31:17 PM
Quote from: Joeythelips on February 19, 2024, 09:19:10 PMGet promoted, beat Offaly, give the Dubs a reasonable rattle and get to Taitleann cup final seems like goals that are within reach this year. 
Think that's spot on. Promotion is a must, would be nice to turn over Offaly, you'd be hoping if we got a shot at Dublin that McNulty would have us better organised than our last couple of meetings and would be nice to go well in Tailteann Cup.
At the moment it's not really clear who'll be the better teams in the Tailteann Cup but you could certainly wind up with teams like Kildare, Cork, Louth, Clare, Westmeath in there who are all very decent (by our standards).
Laois / Re: Club football managers 2024
January 17, 2024, 10:14:48 AM
Quote from: Unlaoised on January 16, 2024, 10:47:55 AMRoe is a great appointment for Portarlington
Tough job for Roe though. It looks like he won't have Colm Murphy, Paddy O'Sullivan and Robert Piggot at all.
Laois / Re: Laois Senior Footballers 2024
January 13, 2024, 12:10:56 PM
Very experimental team v Wicklow today. 6 or 7 debuts.
Laois / Re: Club football managers 2024
December 21, 2023, 01:08:35 PM
Quote from: Butch Cassidy on December 20, 2023, 02:34:36 PMGreat appointment for Ballyroan. I take it Cunningham is gone from Port?
Haven't actually heard that confirmed about Port. Also, Paddy Dunne is staying on with Clonaslee.
Laois / Club football managers 2024
December 19, 2023, 08:19:19 PM
Heard Martin Murphy has moved to B Abbey.
Kevin Doogue back with Graigue.
Portlaoise gone internal again with Aidan Fennelly.
Presume no changes in Ballylinan, Stradbally, Joseph's?
Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
December 14, 2023, 02:25:25 PM
Quote from: GAAFan2003 on December 14, 2023, 09:28:31 AMHow'd the games go v IT Carlow and Limerick this week? What kind of starting 15 did we have out?
Didn't hear hwo the games went but that the team v Carlow IT was more experimental while the team v Limerick was more stacked. Didn't hear the actual line outs.
Anyone able to answer this one?

Guy gets a straight red in a county final in a lower grade - intermediate for example.

Does he serve the one match suspension in this year's provincial championship (a different competition?) or the first round of next year's senior championship?
Laois / Re: Laois JFC A Championship 2023
October 14, 2023, 01:28:22 PM
Junior A final was pretty poor last night. The Harps never raised a gallop and you'd have to wonder about the standard of the teams they beat to reach the final.
Not that Annanough will mind. They were comfortable winners. Should have won by more.
Good to see them win it. They wanted it more. I was talking to a couple of Harps lads after it and the feeling was "it's only football".