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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 24, 2021, 06:04:40 PM »
How wrong I was.
Very poor from Rathdowney Errill, who will be disappointed with themselves.
Had a good view of the sending off incident. No arguments. He had to go.

Credit to Ballacolla.  That took serious digging in.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 23, 2021, 10:45:07 PM »
As far as I know l, the bookies have Rathdowney & Borris favourites and I think they are correct on both counts!

Iíd question the basis for the reports of the Camross improvement.
When you bring Abbeyleix & Castletownís performances against The Harps & Clough Ballacolla into the picture it really doesnít look like a big improvement.
They have changed along the way this year, have they improved?
If so, have they improved significantly?
I donít think so. Itíll be a tight game though. From what I hear, the Borris camp has settled a bit again. Things certainly werenít good for a while.
Iíd fancy them by 5 or 6 points.

More conflicted on the other one. The Harps & Castletown put in a showing for 30 minutes each. Other than that it has been a procession for Clough Ballacolla.
Even with injuries, I think Rathdowney Errill have more effective players to bring in and that might make the difference.
Itís a bit of a coin toss, but RE always appear that bit more measured in their use of the ball. Clough Ballacolla to me tend to be more direct. Will trying to keep the ball in current conditions (both underfoot and over head) be the key or the rock to perish on? I think itíll be the way to another county final for Rathdowney Errill.

Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: October 16, 2021, 11:50:12 AM »
He wasnít exactly been slandered?
Strange intervention!

Jesus the mods would be busy If that is the standard for intervention

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 13, 2021, 08:20:05 PM »
Hi Clonadmad,
Nice to hear from you.

You could indeed argue that it hasnít worked here.
You could also argue that it is as likely to work as any other management team.
As I mentioned earlier, identifying the root of the underperformance of the past 2 years as Derek McGrath may well be oversimplifying it.

Were nominations sought for minor management? Were any alternative management teams nominated?

Have a nice evening.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 13, 2021, 06:50:10 PM »
Hi ClonadMad,
Nice to hear from you.

Iíll translate it for you.
Somebody being present in any given situation does not mean that they are the cause of a problem.

Iíve no vested interest in McGrath continuing or otherwise.
I do know from speaking to members of the panel over the past two years that there is high regard for the work he does and his approach. Likewise to members of management teams.
I do know of at least one member of a management team who wouldnít be a fan of his. That person is no longer involved. If I had a choice between the two (having seen both in action with teams) it would be McGrath all day.

McGrathís approach worked at underage, schools and adult InterCounty level in the very recent past. Before you ask, my definition of ďworkedĒ = Teams performed above the level they had previously been performing and reached stages of the championship that they have failed to reach since.

If the reason for underperforming was as simple as Derek McGrath that would be great.
Continually reducing the size of the panel and the number of players involved over 3-4 years between the ages of 13 and 17 was a large part of the problem with the performance two years ago.
I donít know exactly what went wrong last year.

Have a nice evening,

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 13, 2021, 05:03:40 PM »
But correlation and causation are entirely different matters.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 12, 2021, 10:56:37 PM »
Personally, I think having an experienced, proven and deep thinking coach (with a pedigree at both underage and adult level) involved with one of our teams is well down the list of our problems.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 02:11:22 PM »
Poor Keyser

Yet again the red mist descends online as it does in person

Youíve already had to back down and apologise to me here in person,who made an unfounded allegation

There can always be a second time

Come again? Try English this time.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 02:09:32 PM »
Unfortunately I donít think either of them will be close for a finish.
I like the way both Rosenallis and Castletown try to play, but I donít think either of them are good enough to win here.
Both have form this year for falling off a cliff when it starts going wrong.
Hopefully not.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:50:44 PM »
Calm down ďsonĒ.
These things are best addressed and sorted in house.

Iím guessing the next step will be to tell us how they approach this sort of issue in Tipperary. It seems to be the ďgo toĒ move!

Iíve never spoken to you in real life. So park that.
Your juvenile attempts to stir the pot and cause trouble a few years ago when Raheen Parish Gaels were trying to get going were disgraceful.
Thereís no coming back from that ďsonĒ.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:12:14 PM »
The PRT amalgamation isnít long for this world when you have one of the club chairmen individually ringing the players allegedly and telling them not to turn up for the hurling relegation final ahead of their clubs intermediate football semifinal next weekend

With the result that 6/8 of the players didnít turn up and PRT got bet and are down to junior

Prt at juvenile this year lost the 2020 u13b and 2021 A final,lost the u15 A semifinal and lost the minor B final,the reality is most of their teams are filled with non park youngsters,I heard recently that their u13ís are nearly all living in Portlaoise town itself.

They have a few good mentors,but most of them are blown sins from outside the county and hurling men at heart.

I can see it definitely splitting it at adult level this year unfortunately and the juvenile club in the next few years

To the detriment of Laois hurling as a whole

We need more clubs and to broaden the player base

Are you still pretending that youíre not heavily involved with PRT?

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 10, 2021, 01:10:59 PM »
Ive looked at Abbeyleix a few times and admit Rowland is a rare talent. His striking and power are incredible. Does his influence stifle the overall team tho? Just an example: if Abbeyleix get a free anywhere in their own half everyone is waiting for ER to come out and have a shot. There is no movement as everyone knows what is happening. Similar at times with long puckouts. Id have thought with a young mobile team and a goalie with a really sharp puckout Abbeyleix would have looked to play a more possession based game. Just a thought.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 08, 2021, 08:11:33 PM »
Well if itís not the managerís decision, and he identifies it as a problem, and it doesnít change, he isnít managing.
If he didnít identify it as a problemÖ.thatís a different conversation!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 08, 2021, 06:31:36 PM »
I disagree with previous poster that being relegated could stand to Abbeyleix. They will be straight back up at a canter. But it wonít help them in any way.
Iíd question the influence of their goalkeeper. Is he choosing to go long or instructed to go long. It stood out against Camross but it was taken to a new level last night. It is area number 1 that needs addressing whenever they get back to senior.

Iíd fear both of Sundayís games could be damp squibs.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: September 23, 2021, 07:17:40 AM »
Youíd say that Camross havenít been going well, and that they have played two very good teams and done ok
But so have Abbeyleix.
They are much faster & more mobile at the right end of the field.
I think the weekend will start with a ďshockĒ.
Abbeyleix by 5.

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