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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 17, 2022, 05:05:21 PM »
A disappointing result last night on reflection. Offaly far superior all over the field. Won most of the 1:1 battles and we were heavily reliant on frees to stay in the game. Offaly had some excellent athleticism particularly 2 half backs got on a mountain of ball. Ball never seemed to stick any time got into forwards and seemed to try run through tackles and get turned over. Don’t know if that’s a Laois things as seen the seniors do similar this year. Some positive shoots for the future and hopefully over coming years some of last night’s players will see senior action.
Clare and Galway will be good battles and will only bring the minors on.

Super crowd the guts of 12’500. Probably one of biggest attendances for a Leinster match outside of Croker this year. Bloody madness 1 turnstile open for terrace when I went in. If not mistaken Laois offaly football qualifier match few years back delayed for something similar not opening enough turnstiles.You’d think the county board would have learned.

You’d hope in this decade to get to a few more minor finals and eventually breaking a hoodoo and winning one. How the Setanta programme will be some indicator how we go along with clubs getting up to standard (including my own club).

The Setanta is for u10's only this year

i hope to God we wont be waiting or dependent on that bunch for our next final appearence in 2030

Theres a lot that could be done right now .

This years u15's need resources put into them as a matter of urgency

the u14's manager was only put in place for this year in the last 10 days and they have had only one session done so far,they are going to be going out against counties shorty who have been training  as development squads one day a week since November

If we want to replicate last night as opposed to patting ourselves on the back for the “occasion”,like what some are doing today that I spoke to.

We would box off every Saturday or Sunday for hurling development

And get every hurler in the county from u10 to u15 into a Setanta program

But we won’t


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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 17, 2022, 10:03:51 AM »
Whilst it’s easy to blame the tactics

Offaly had the same tactics as Laois in the second half with the breeze

The difference was that they were a lot more accurate from distance


The were sharper,had a better first touch and were more assured in their passing.

The team with the better hurlers normally wins and that’s what happens last night

Clare are as good as Offaly and Tipp,be interesting to see what Galway are like,not as strong as previous years,a win against them could see us into an All ireland semifinal v Tipperary

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 16, 2022, 05:06:12 PM »
Anyone know how the ticket sales are going for the final tonight?

I assume they are expecting a big crowd.


Over 4,500 sold already

Expecting a crowd over 10,000

Get in early

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 14, 2022, 08:28:27 PM »
Westmeath after drawing with Wexford

We could be in a spot of bother v them

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:46:13 AM »
In the region of 160 u10s present for the first night of new Setanta programme. Well done to all involved. Absolutely fabulous initiative

That’s Brilliant

It’s a pity it can’t be extended all the way up to u15

Well done to al the coach’s involved who have lit a candle rather than curse the dark

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: May 10, 2022, 11:01:33 AM »
I'd need to so it live again, the ref could have had more support from his team and allowed them to give him a better judgement on it.. Its always handier if your linesman says defo red striking/dangerous play..

The fact that he didn't pull in with two hands on stick and lose the grip on the stick intentionally that would have been the difference between a soft red or a lucky yellow..

You ask the question did he intend to do the man? or did he intend to get the ball and man? I think he was in two minds tbh and that's why he let go of the stick, I haven't seen that side to him too often and had it been Gearoid Hegarty you'd have no issues with thinking intent or not..

He should have gotten the line last year for a wild swipe on Cathal Barrett in the Munster final

The fact that it was Barrett he hit probably saved him

But he has it in his locker and needs to tread carefully from now on

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 09, 2022, 05:49:15 PM »
Home leinster final next Monday night great news. County board should try encourage all clubs to bring there juvenile teams to it for support and show the juvenile teams they can be there down the line. Surely we could do some deal on tickets for the underage teams.

All U16s free, €15 otherwise - no concessions for students/OAPs. Online sales only: https://www.universe.com/events/electric-ireland-leinster-mhc-final-2022-laois-v-offaly-tickets-XGWL5Q

Couldn’t agree more

There’s a full program of u13 hurling and u17 hurling games for next Monday night

They should be all rescheduled and a plan put in place now to get every juvenile in the county into OMP next Monday nigh

Yes, those U13 games should be rescheduled, I'd imagine the U17 games are a given to be rescheduled anyways?

they are u17 football but you would hope they would be

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 09, 2022, 03:48:27 PM »
Home leinster final next Monday night great news. County board should try encourage all clubs to bring there juvenile teams to it for support and show the juvenile teams they can be there down the line. Surely we could do some deal on tickets for the underage teams.

Couldn’t agree more

There’s a full program of u13 hurling and u17 hurling games for next Monday night

They should be all rescheduled and a plan put in place now to get every juvenile in the county into OMP next Monday night



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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 09, 2022, 11:07:58 AM »
Don’t cod ourselves we are  brutal inter county hurling and football lowest of the low this year you can blame the county board but unfortunately I don’t think we have the players of old

Laois Hurlers are probably ranked 10-11 the footballers are ranked 30-33

You will have to remind me as to the “players of old” and the great all ireland winning teams they were part of

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 09, 2022, 11:05:27 AM »
Laois v Offaly

Tipperary v Clare

Galway and the 2 provincial losers play a round robin to decide top 2 who then go into an all ireland semifinal

The lads have a minimum of 3 more games to look forward to

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 06, 2022, 08:13:54 PM »
Sounds like Laois County Board.

Like many county boards really. Same problem only worse in Mayo this week. Hard to serve two masters.

Mayo would be able to serve 2 masters given their population size and resources,if they were arsed

They had no problem allowing the galway footballers in to train in  Castlebar this year

Martin Fogarty was right when he said about the way hurling and hurlers are treated in half the counties

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 06, 2022, 08:04:13 PM »
By u15 its clear enough who is A and B at each grade surely or is nobody watching these players?

Give us the teams who will make the i15  A championship and the B championship then


And we can come back in 2 months time and see if you were 100% right


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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 06, 2022, 07:25:39 AM »
All of them. The process is tainted and isn't working for us. It's political to its very core and discourages good people from getting involved. I'm not saying they're not good people because I'm sure they are. But they've clearly run out of ideas and when that happens your time should be up. New appointments to the Laois CB are only ever a continuation of what preceded them. Like minded people who do the same things but have a different name. It's clear we need a change and getting rid of Billy or Cheddar won't be enough. Just my opinion. No doubt many will disagree and fair enough. But I've made up my mind

When I asked you earlier

Should everyone in the county board get the road

You replied

“All of them”

It’s good to see you stepping back from this position and being a bit more realistic in your assessment of things

The clubs have a case to answer also

Especially when they are sending youngsters to trials without even the most basic of skills.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 05, 2022, 07:33:11 PM »
The volunteers make the decisions. They hold the power. They are responsible for the hiring and firing. Eddie Brennan was right about them imo, and it's fairly obvious a lot of coaches took note.


Ok so when you have the current county board sacked?

What do you do then ?

I’m interested to see what concrete proposals you would have in place then

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 05, 2022, 06:39:39 PM »
A different question entirely. Happy enough to see the CB gone for now. Did you serve as a CB officer? Or am I mistaken? Apologies if I have the wrong person

So the volunteers get the axe ?

And the lads getting paid don’t ?

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