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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 12, 2022, 11:29:34 PM »
Setanta is a hurling programme for the time being. Not sure is football being considered. It was the initiative of Brendan Phelan that got the ball rolling. The county gdos involved but the sucees of it depends on the hurling clubs sending in qualified coaches to cater for the large numbers.  Wednesday albeit the first night was an overwhelming success in the uptake from kids and coaches alike.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 12, 2022, 10:04:36 AM »
In the region of 160 u10s present for the first night of new Setanta programme. Well done to all involved. Absolutely fabulous initiative

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 03, 2022, 08:18:56 AM »
Brennan done a fantastic job but there's more chance of Brian Cody being Laois manager. He well and truly burnt his bridges with the Laois hierarchy. Besides if Laois beat westmeath, cheader will be given the option of staying on.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: April 28, 2022, 01:16:11 PM »
Who is Brendan Phelan ?
School teacher and was previously involved with Laois camogie.  GDA experience in dublin and with relevant qualifications . Currently involved with the Harps underage set up.  A person whose had enough mediocrity and has taken it upon himself to try and implement sound underage structures. Fair play to him.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: April 17, 2022, 05:53:11 PM »
Seems like a decent performance, though definitely an opportunity lost.
Hope the injury to Podge isn't too bad...
Podge broke the collarbone. Gone for 8 weeks I'm hearing

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: April 05, 2022, 07:44:34 PM »
Bit of hope for the u20s. Look to be missing a few key players though that they will need. Fionan Mahony, Mossy Keyes, Ciaran Burke and Cathal Murphy are important players all of which started in last years championship. They are physical players too, we look a bit lightweight without them and we will need that against the bigger challenges to come. Keyes was an unused sub so hopefully he is working his way back in. None of the other 3 were on the 26. Anyone know of their progress?

Fionán Mahony broke his foot in training the week before the Antrim match so he is out. Mossy Keyes dislocated his shoulder a few weeks ago but is on the way back, don't know if he will be available for Kildare match, hopefully if they get over that he will be available for quarter final. Pretty sure Ciaran Burke opted out a while ago to concentrate on football. Cathal Murphy not sure but I think he had a hamstring problem, he has been out a few weeks now,  and as he wasn't in the match day squad for Antrim it's probably unlikely he is available for this Saturday.

Kildare in Newbridge will be a tough match, they beat Wexford there last year if I remember correctly.

It's a pity the above injuries have undermined this team a bit. You are 100% correct above on the physicality especially as all 4 lads would operate in the middle third.

Diarmuid Dooley would also have been a great boost to this team.
Cathal Murphy and mossy keyes should be good to go Saturday. Burke was never part of plans when he opted for laois senior footballers. But unfortunately injured he ankle recently and out for another few weeks. Fionan mahoney will be big loss.
2 big games Saturday. Hopefully we can come out the right side of both

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: March 09, 2022, 07:00:15 PM »
I understand some clubs haven't the numbers but going to different clubs every few years has no future. Maybe have something like a 10 or 12 aside for smaller clubs in a B grade then join another club to take part in the A championship. But there is a few clubs our there who don't bother working with there underage so it's a easy option to join up and let other people look after them. I haven't the answers what will solve this but parish rule would cut out alot of this. I see another big fball club have 6 clubs together at one grade like how can this happen.
Completely agree with the last few comments. It's a cheap cheap fix to substitute for hard work on the training field. I've said this several times on here that if a team dosent have the required numbers there should be championships for 11 aside and 13 aside.  I think all clubs would favour that over winning a competition with 5 to 6 teams.  How are young players suppose to develop. A player at u15 or even u17 might not come good until he devolps fully. Is there any other serious hurling county like laois when it comes to amalgamations. The mind boggles

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: February 16, 2022, 11:18:03 AM »
Is it true the Minors beat Kilkenny yesterday?
Beaten by about 2 points in the end. I reckon near enough full strength on both sides with the exception of 1 or 2 prominent players. Derek Mc grath very vocal on sideline. Hopefully we have a better performance this year than the calamities of the previous two

Were the Kierans crew involved?

They have one fine corner forward playing with the school who would be probably their best inter county forward also.
They were missing 3 starters I believe not sure of names although they had a son of Brian 'tots' mcevoy at centre forward who looks a good prospect.
Limerick gave kilkenny a serious trimming the week before so talking to a kk connection there not expecting much from their Minors thus year. In fact there's alarm bells ringing down there about the quality they've been producing over the last few years.
Still for laois to be competing with them at any grade is a positive.
I believe laois Minors have beaten wexford and possibly Claire over the last few weeks. Only practice games but still the right practice games to be playing

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: February 16, 2022, 10:02:09 AM »
Is it true the Minors beat Kilkenny yesterday?
Beaten by about 2 points in the end. I reckon near enough full strength on both sides with the exception of 1 or 2 prominent players. Derek Mc grath very vocal on sideline. Hopefully we have a better performance this year than the calamities of the previous two

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: February 03, 2022, 02:49:24 PM »
Mountrath CS very unlucky against Birr. Very even game but they got fortuitous goals at key times. Lots of talented hurlers on show for Mountrath which hopefully bears well for the future.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: January 28, 2022, 03:34:54 PM »
Brilliant win and should give them great confidence going up against Birr. Still it's great to see a Laois school doing well.

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2022/01/28/mountrath-cs-through-to-leinster-colleges-shc-semi-final-following-brilliant-win-over-wexford-cbs/?fbclid=IwAR3HKC1-Vvq9rJjcV5Z72_HHbihpcFNxKeDlfGTe7hs2zgpbAG_yX2Z9pRE
Nothing to fear with birr. With the exception of their outstanding hurler luke carey it should be a very evenly matched game. Be great to see mountrath in the final against Johnstown with their harps contingent.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: January 28, 2022, 01:43:10 PM »
Great result. Well done to all.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: January 24, 2022, 10:01:21 AM »
Interesting game over the road in Carlow this Wednesday where Maynooth are taking on it carlow. Should be plenty of Laois players involved.
The more young players the county have exposed to this level of hurling is very important. I think the Fitzgibbon Cup is a serious platform for any inter County player.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: January 11, 2022, 11:52:37 AM »
Is Paddy Purcell taking a year out ?
No. He's back though don't know where he was yesterday possibly covid related. Ciaran mcevoy missing with a broken finger along with injuries to cha and pj scully. Good to see Cheddar attempting to increase the depth of squad. But we seemed to be lacking in the S&C department.
In other news the u20s played out a competitive draw with a strong Limerick outfit
yesterday. James duggan scored 3-02. Surely worth a look at senior level.

Positive to see u20s competing well, a bit of hope for this team although i wouldnt get carried away. Galway will be very strong and KK are always so hard to beat. Limerick were munster minor champions at this level but they have Colin Coughlan, Cathal O Neill and an amazing talent in Adam English on the senior panel so they may not have been playing against us. What sort of a team did we have out do you know. Any dreaded non committals? An effort should be made to get D Dooley involved if at all possible. Probably no chance of it.

Started
1. Finian cuddy
B. Bredin.    Danny brennan.    Ian shanshsn
N. Coss.     Fionan mahony.    P. Brennan
         Rian Edwards.   Mossy keyes
Cathal Murphy.   T. Cuddy.       Shaun fitzpatrick
P. Rafter.       Duggan.   Noah quinlan

Big commitment all round. Very positive to see shaun Fitz in. Lot to offer both codes that chap. Another 10 plus subs came on. So plenty of fine talent to work with.

Have you any idea who the ten subs were?
Lawson
C. Comerford
K. Dunne
Not sure of the rest.

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: January 10, 2022, 10:55:03 PM »
Is Paddy Purcell taking a year out ?
No. He's back though don't know where he was yesterday possibly covid related. Ciaran mcevoy missing with a broken finger along with injuries to cha and pj scully. Good to see Cheddar attempting to increase the depth of squad. But we seemed to be lacking in the S&C department.
In other news the u20s played out a competitive draw with a strong Limerick outfit
yesterday. James duggan scored 3-02. Surely worth a look at senior level.

Positive to see u20s competing well, a bit of hope for this team although i wouldnt get carried away. Galway will be very strong and KK are always so hard to beat. Limerick were munster minor champions at this level but they have Colin Coughlan, Cathal O Neill and an amazing talent in Adam English on the senior panel so they may not have been playing against us. What sort of a team did we have out do you know. Any dreaded non committals? An effort should be made to get D Dooley involved if at all possible. Probably no chance of it.

Started
1. Finian cuddy
B. Bredin.    Danny brennan.    Ian shanshsn
N. Coss.     Fionan mahony.    P. Brennan
         Rian Edwards.   Mossy keyes
Cathal Murphy.   T. Cuddy.       Shaun fitzpatrick
P. Rafter.       Duggan.   Noah quinlan

Big commitment all round. Very positive to see shaun Fitz in. Lot to offer both codes that chap. Another 10 plus subs came on. So plenty of fine talent to work with.

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