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Re: The Future for Laois Football
« Reply #435 on: July 26, 2022, 04:28:25 PM »
I've subscribed. Wooly's podcast is the only other sports content I pay for.
Bit pricey when you think that the Irish Indo is 4 a month, Irish Examiner is 5 a month. Can see why a more casual sports follower wouldn't cough up.

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« Reply #436 on: September 30, 2022, 09:28:53 PM »
Big win for josephs in the minor tonight. Lovely team and loads of them still underage next year. Very likely they'll do 2 in a row. Hard look to SPG. I had a feeling they might have snuck it before the game but just didnt have the same strength across the whole team I felt.

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« Reply #437 on: September 30, 2022, 10:44:41 PM »
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« Reply #438 on: October 02, 2022, 09:32:34 AM »
I was at both minor football finals. SPG were damn unlucky. I'd heard Joseph's were strong favourites but it didn't look like that for the hour. That said, they showed a lot of character to dig in for the win. And, as was said, a lot of their better players are minor again next year so they should be there or thereabouts again.
The B final was good. Looked to me like St Paul's would have been at least semi-finalists in the A. O'Dempseys were very young. One of their clubman was telling me this year's under 15 team is their good crop.

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Re: The Future for Laois Football
« Reply #439 on: October 10, 2022, 05:02:13 PM »
Was over at the U15 semi final between Na Fianna Og and Mountmellick Parish Gaels over the weekend which Na Fianna Og won by 9 points.

It was my first time at Mountmellick GAA grounds and they have a good set up there with a great clubhouse, second pitch, ball wall etc.

How a town the size of that cannot field their own team is a puzzle to me. They're obviously doing great work there but the lack of underage players should be of huge concern for Laois GAA. They have the schools and the population to be fielding teams.

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Re: The Future for Laois Football
« Reply #440 on: October 10, 2022, 10:00:07 PM »
From talking to people over there it seems that soccer is a huge draw for lads with the pitch right in the middle of the town whereas the Gaa is out a bit. The Rock also pull a fair few from town too so when you consider that Portlaoise dont have two clubs then I suppose its understandable that they might struggle a bit

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« Reply #441 on: October 11, 2022, 10:22:34 AM »
Was over at the U15 semi final between Na Fianna Og and Mountmellick Parish Gaels over the weekend which Na Fianna Og won by 9 points.

It was my first time at Mountmellick GAA grounds and they have a good set up there with a great clubhouse, second pitch, ball wall etc.

How a town the size of that cannot field their own team is a puzzle to me. They're obviously doing great work there but the lack of underage players should be of huge concern for Laois GAA. They have the schools and the population to be fielding teams.
greater concern is theres bout 7-8 clubs involved in that final. numbers gone to shite that bad in all them clubs?

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« Reply #442 on: October 27, 2022, 12:37:05 PM »
Portlaoise won the U15 A final by 3 points yesterday. Final score 2-05 to 0-08.

Portlaoise probably deserved the win however they got a fortutitous second goal to give them a 6 point lead at half time having played with the wind.

Na Fianna Og outscored them in the second half but having got within a point of Portlaoise couldn't get an equaliser. It always looked like they'd need a goal and their efforts in the second half to get so close took their tole and they ran out of gas.

Some decent players on view on both sides. 
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Re: The Future for Laois Football
« Reply #443 on: October 27, 2022, 04:01:30 PM »
Portlaoise won the U15 A final by 3 points yesterday. Final score 2-05 to 0-08.

Portlaoise probably deserved the win however they got a fortutitous second goal to give them a 6 point lead at half time having played with the wind.

Na Fianna Og outscored them in the second half but having got within a point of Portlaoise couldn't get an equaliser. It always looked like they'd need a goal and their efforts in the second half to get so close took their tole and they ran out of gas.

Some decent players on view on both sides.

Portlaoise continuing on with their u13A win from 2 years ago

The key difference was the power of the portlaoise lads with most of their squad all up to the age at u15 whereas na Fianna had a fair few u14s in their team

It makes a big difference in this grade

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Re: The Future for Laois Football
« Reply #444 on: October 27, 2022, 05:01:38 PM »
Yeh, I would agree with you, and the size difference was notable with some of the match ups. Much smaller crop of young fella's to pick from for Na Fianna even though it's 3 clubs.
They gave it a right go in fairness to them.
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