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Title: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 12, 2020, 12:21:42 PM
New County Board website looks good but very little county team news on it. Also short on U-17, U-20  football and hurling news.
Good results section on it.
Twitter and Facebook get tagged but we don't. >:(    A lot more to do but its a start...

https://laoisgaa.ie/
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: High Fielder on March 12, 2020, 04:13:25 PM
I think you'll be waiting. We got dismissed in the last two podcasts on Laois Today, but I'm happier to read the opinions of some posters on here, who I consider to be very good judges. Unfortunately, our local media have no objectivity whatsoever. The sky isn't always blue.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: SCFC on March 12, 2020, 05:48:57 PM
We got dismissed in the last two podcasts on Laois Today, but I'm happier to read the opinions of some posters on here, who I consider to be very good judges.
Ah sure the LT lads know it all!
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: portlaoisekid on March 13, 2020, 08:16:51 AM
I think you'll be waiting. We got dismissed in the last two podcasts on Laois Today, but I'm happier to read the opinions of some posters on here, who I consider to be very good judges. Unfortunately, our local media have no objectivity whatsoever. The sky isn't always blue.
I'd totally agree High fielder, some posters on here are really good to listen to, obviously some are not but I've always found some interesting discussion especially lately now that the troll has departed. Some of the output from qualified journalists on certain local media outlets is quite shocking in quality and agenda driven for the most part.

Interesting to hear they dismissed this site considering that local Laois media outlets use this place as a reference point every day for info and leads on stories
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: redsetanta on March 13, 2020, 10:08:37 AM
What was the crack with the Laois Today Podcast. Were they having a pop at this forum?
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Batman!!! on March 13, 2020, 07:48:20 PM
Only for GAA, Laois Today would be toast and non existent. They should listen before talking. Miller and Hartnett more football in the stones on the ground.
They throw in a blonde every so often!
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: clonadmad on March 13, 2020, 08:27:11 PM
You keep providing us with the free publicity,Steven

We will keep providing you with the scoops
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: High Fielder on March 13, 2020, 09:31:39 PM
I have to say I was disappointed to hear what was said. The previous week, we were criticised for our reaction to losing to Kildare. Oddly enough though, they were happy to tell us that they thought we'd lose to Kildare anyway, because we always do. I actually found that more insulting to our intelligence than anything that was written on here post Kildare.

Anyway, no real harm done. They are doing great work with Laois Today, and it has brought Laois to a new level with its articles and live text commentary in particular. But they need to remember that we're part of their demographic too, and that theirs is not the final word on all matters Laois GAA or otherwise. We're all entitled to an opinion
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 14, 2020, 01:10:21 AM
Exactly, while they are very good and provide us with very great coverage of everything Laois, we promote them every day by providing links to their stories and articles.
It would be nice if they could acknowledge that and give this forum and it's very knowledgeable posters a mention and even a bit of praise sometime.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: merman on March 14, 2020, 09:15:16 AM
Only for GAA, Laois Today would be toast and non existent. They should listen before talking. Miller and Hartnett more football in the stones on the ground.
They throw in a blonde every so often!

I think that blonde comment is unfair.

The 'blonde' you are referring to was unequivocally their most-passionate voice for hurling. She has left the position and they are worse off without her.

I'm not a fan of the podcast at all and haven't listened to it much. I find it a bit self-indulgent to be honest. I can't imagine  it lasting.
In general, the website does provide a good service, albeit one that prioritises quantity over quality.

As for the Laois GAA website, there are definite improvements. With a new PRO and Administrator now in-situ, hopefully we'll see further developments.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Zooming around on March 14, 2020, 10:58:30 AM
Only for GAA, Laois Today would be toast and non existent. They should listen before talking. Miller and Hartnett more football in the stones on the ground.
They throw in a blonde every so often!

I think that blonde comment is unfair.

The 'blonde' you are referring to was unequivocally their most-passionate voice for hurling. She has left the position and they are worse off without her.

I'm not a fan of the podcast at all and haven't listened to it much. I find it a bit self-indulgent to be honest. I can't imagine  it lasting.
In general, the website does provide a good service, albeit one that prioritises quantity over quality.

As for the Laois GAA website, there are definite improvements. With a new PRO and Administrator now in-situ, hopefully we'll see further developments.

"The Blonde" is a very good journalist and gave a lot of time reporting on matches of all levels and ages.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: High Fielder on March 14, 2020, 12:13:16 PM
Let's try to avoid mud slinging and cheap shots. Laois Today is a welcome addition to our county, and all the reporters are good at what they do. I took exception to the dismissiveness of some of our contributions on here, but that doesn't mean I'm anti Laois Today. Far from it.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: clonadmad on March 14, 2020, 01:08:09 PM
So which of ye is Steven Miller?

My guess is its Town1980 what with his command of the english language.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: redsetanta on March 16, 2020, 10:55:20 AM
Anyone put a link to the said podcast so I can have a listen. Went looking for it there and can't find it. Thanks.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Ogie on June 19, 2020, 09:52:25 PM
Since when did Laois Today change into Ballacolla Today ?? 🧐🙄
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Batman!!! on June 22, 2020, 08:56:58 AM
Makes a change from Stradbally & Annanough Today
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: blueandwhite1 on June 22, 2020, 12:12:25 PM
Tough crowd to please.

Not too long ago all we had was the Leinster express and the Nationalist, both of which are a far cry behind LaoisToday in terms of local news and especially GAA. They also have a 21st century online presence. I think they are doing a fine job and I don't really see that there is that much bias in terms of one part of the county over the other. They are a young small team and provide plenty of entertainment and enthusiasm.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: clonadmad on June 22, 2020, 12:45:10 PM
Tough crowd to please.

Not too long ago all we had was the Leinster express and the Nationalist, both of which are a far cry behind LaoisToday in terms of local news and especially GAA. They also have a 21st century online presence. I think they are doing a fine job and I don't really see that there is that much bias in terms of one part of the county over the other. They are a young small team and provide plenty of entertainment and enthusiasm.


Aye

Football Today

Even when its a hurling story they find a way to shoehorn a mention of football into it

Editors Bias and all that
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Keyser Sze on June 23, 2020, 08:12:20 AM
On one hand fair play to them. Certainly filling a gap and providing accessible content.

On the other Id have to agree the two way fawning over anyone who engages with them is childlike.
Reply to a few tweets, mention them in a few of your own, and suddenly you are a celebrity and will be mentioned non stop. One particular club on the Offaly border gets a lot more coverage than their status and grade would suggest they should- going as far as giving updates on stag parties.
Its a little bit sad from all involved, but an example of playing the game for your little bit of fame.

Id also have to agree with Clonadmad- some of the errors/omissions on their Reeling in the Years podcasts in relaying to hurling were criminal.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: SCFC on June 24, 2020, 12:29:05 PM
the two way fawning over anyone who engages with them is childlike.
Reply to a few tweets, mention them in a few of your own, and suddenly you are a celebrity and will be mentioned non stop.
Nail on the head.
Look, it's a good service. The matchday blogs are excellent. But some of the other stuff is a bit cringey. And it might be just me but (if you're reading this lads!) you really overuse the word "serious"!
Serious style. Serious craic. Serious excitement.  ;)
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: recyclebin on May 22, 2021, 10:30:29 PM
Looks like LaoisToday is the now the best source for fixtures in the county. They have all the date and fixtures for the league. Good luck try finding that on laoisgaa.ie

Laoisgaa.ie used to be excellent for fixures and results. You could filter fixtures by club and find things easily. The current website is a mess.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on May 24, 2021, 11:32:13 AM
I'm reluctant to criticise anyone involved in the website of in the PR side of things in general. It's a huge voluntary task.
Some of the stuff is very good such as the Laois GAA TV service and the social media channels but the website really seems to be neglected. I've lost count of how many relaunches or reboots it has had now over the years but it always seems to lag behind other counties. A pity.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: clonadmad on June 08, 2021, 11:01:56 AM
Games starting this week

Fixtures and results showing from 19 and 20

Every other county has their act together and websites updated
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: recyclebin on June 10, 2021, 02:00:14 PM
Leagues up and running now and spectators are allowed but no sign of anything on the official website. Bit of a farce if you ask me. Are we all supposed to work out the league tables ourselves?
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 13, 2021, 01:59:17 PM
Looks like the Co. Board have lost all interest in the County teams in Laois. They never promote upcoming games and leave us to find out about team selection and venues by any other means we can.
Awful website and mirrors what the Co. Board think about the players and fans..
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: recyclebin on June 14, 2021, 08:39:55 PM
Just by chance I've managed to find this years clubs fixtures/results on the website. You have to scroll a mile down the fixtures page through 2019 and 2020 to get to 2021  >:(
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 22, 2021, 10:38:33 AM
I see what you mean, the page should be reversed to read from newest to oldest.   >:(

https://laoisgaa.ie/fixtures-results/?owner=2160&orderTBCLast=Y&resultsOnly=Y&noTBC=Y&showByeGames=N&compStyle=football
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on June 30, 2021, 10:07:06 AM
Credit where its due. The fixtures and results now appear at the top i.e. the most recent ones appear first.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 01, 2021, 01:27:05 PM
They must have been reading this thread. Well done lads, its a bit better now.
Still a lot of work needed on the site, our u20 footballers are out in the championship tonight and not a word about them...

Match is being streamed live on the Wicklow Gaa Facebook page tonight.

https://www.facebook.com/events/333271448202565/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22search_results%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22search%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D

You might have to create a free account to watch it.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: recyclebin on July 01, 2021, 10:28:36 PM
League Tables is next on list please!
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: The PRO on July 02, 2021, 12:09:21 PM
League Tables is next on list please!
League tables are there. Just click "select competition" from the drop down menu on the Fixtures and Results page.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: recyclebin on July 02, 2021, 11:23:13 PM
Thanks, didn't see that  8)

An option to pick a club and see their fixtures and results next please. The old website used to have it and it was very handy to screenshot or print out.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Mad Mentor on August 28, 2021, 11:11:49 AM
Am I missing something, or have the Premier Intermediate Hurling fixtures disappeared from the website?
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 30, 2021, 11:45:00 PM
Am I missing something, or have the Premier Intermediate Hurling fixtures disappeared from the website?

Intermediate Hurling Fixtures are there, just click "select competition" from the drop down menu on the Fixtures and Results page.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: burdizzo on August 31, 2021, 08:05:36 AM
Yes, but PREMIER Intermediate isn't there at all.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 02, 2021, 12:37:06 AM
Yes, but PREMIER Intermediate isn't there at all.

Go Here:
https://laoisgaa.ie/fixtures-results/hurling/club/premier-intermediate-hurling-championship-group-a/

It seems to be upside down, you have to scroll right down to the bottom of the page to get the latest results.
It certainly needs a good bit of work to bring it up to scratch.
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Batman!!! on September 02, 2021, 08:18:11 AM
Latest results at the top of the page for me. I dont see any issue
Title: Re: Official Laois County Board Website
Post by: Mad Mentor on September 02, 2021, 09:46:27 PM
Premier Intermediate still not showing up.