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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: June 25, 2022, 09:14:14 AM »
Is a return of Eddie Brennan completely out of the question?

And cheddar could then come in again after parkinson interviews him again?

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2022
« on: June 24, 2022, 12:30:25 PM »
I see you have to have bought tickets online to be able to go to the game. I don't like the way they are going with ticket sales. There is no outlet for people who might decide to go on the day and pay at the gate.

There should be 4/5 hand held credit card scanners at every ground when there’s a game on

No one wants to be a volunteer and have the responsibility of handling cash anymore

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: June 23, 2022, 03:17:07 PM »
Maybe Eamon O Shea could be sounded out? He would quickly eradicate some of the crazy stuff we were doing in the last couple of years.

Was sounded out for the Galway job before Shefflin got it

He’s living in galway and wasn’t interested

Extremely unlikely he’d have any interest in the Laois role

Best we can hope for is a young hungry coach similar to Eddie Brennan,Bugler and Lyng being 2 options

GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland u17 & u20 2022
« on: June 21, 2022, 05:43:56 PM »
Gaa policy is not to have u17 finals ahead of senior games

Minor Hurling all ireland in Nowlan park July 2nd

Will be close to a sell out

€15 for adults

U16’s free

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: June 21, 2022, 01:07:50 PM »
U16s had two squads out on Saturday - 'blue squad' lost to a Wexford selection by six, and 'white squad' beat Westmeath narrowly.

Thanks, did the 14s and 15s play?

14’s bet kildare and lost to kerry

Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: June 17, 2022, 09:19:38 PM »
Congratulations to the Biffos good value for the win.
When was the last time Offaly were in a minor final?
I remember the minor final of 89 Offaly V Clare, it produced some pile of all ireland senior champions in the 90s


Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling 2022
« on: June 17, 2022, 03:01:42 PM »
2 games which are hard to call.  You could make a case for all 4 but it'll all on the day.

Which Cork and Wexford will show up?

I think Cork are coming in nicely. Were lucky to get through Munster and had a run out against Antrim to blow the cobwebs out. I think they'll be ready for this one. They have pace and that could hurt Liam Ryan and Paudie Foley etc. O'Mahony, inside with Connolly, will be problematic for Wexford. Will Horgan and Kingston start?

I think, as JC says, that Wexford need goals from O'Connor and Conor Mac. They need to be on fire. I'm just not convinced by Wexford yet.

I'm tipping Cork.

Clare V Galway. Again, what Galway will turn up? They can't play as bad (or so many of their players) as they did V KK. Yet they were still in the game with 5 mins left. Other lads like Concannon and Monaghan, plus Fahy need to return to the round-robin league form where they were on fire.
I'd put someone on TK and follow him everywhere - no team can let him roam free. Conversely, if I was Shefflin, I'd tell Cathal Mannion to play whereever he wants. Play a role reversal of TK. Mannion is gifted and can hit 5 or 6 points from play. Let him play.

Will all these games take their toll on Clare? Not so far. Their management seems to have worked it well.

What I like about Clare and Lohan, essentially, is that V Limerick in the last round-robin Munster game (drawn), he rested TK and Duggan iirc and a few lads. Yet they still drew. This decision must have gave some boost to the panel. Hey, Lohan trusts us and we played very well without TK etc. albeit was a draw.

I'll go for Clare.

Cork play Galway


Clare play Wexford

Scarlet for you,Son

General discussion / Re: Brexit.
« on: June 16, 2022, 12:39:53 PM »

Shít is going to get real for Boris and Truss if the EU start hitting UK manufacturing...

Lord Bamford won't be long off the phone if he can't get parts for his diggers....
Tariffs imposed on Scottish Whiskey? That's Scotland who voted to remain, on the surface that sounds like a brainless sanction.

I listened to Sammy in a debate this morning on ulster radio, it was mentioned to him that the Wright Bros chairperson? came out strongly in favour of the NI protocol and obviously stated that they have made huge contracts all over the EU. Sammy said they could have made those contracts without the protocol in place by using the trade agreement in place.  Not mentioned was that signing the protocol allowed for the trade agreement to be put into place. Otherwise the Wright bros ability to fulfill contracts would be burdened by paperwork and probable tariffs making them less competitive.

In the event of the worst case happening

The EU in conjunction with the Irish Government have a list drawn up of NI companies which won’t have access to the single market

So the likes of Wrightbus will be subject to tariffs but also ROI companies such as Milk processors which utilise commercial input such as milk produced in NI will be restricted from using them in their products

One quote from a senior Irish civil servant involved in the process

"If the UK forces us to protect our economy to the detriment of the NI economy, we must .
There is no point have two basket-case economies on the island ".

Now there’s ingratitude

Time for the Irish taxpayer to stop funding these hypocrites

GAA Discussion / Re: The Sunday Game
« on: June 12, 2022, 06:25:17 PM »
Who’s that panelist on RTE with O’Rourke and Cavanagh?  A complete one trick pony. Hopeless

11All Star Awards and 4 All Ireland Winners medals and you don’t know her, Jesus wept.
Nope. Never heard of her until now. Happy if I never have to look at or listen to her ever again

You must be taking the piss? Never heard of córa Staunton.

If you don’t follow womens football then you wouldn’t know, I couldn’t tell ya one womens soccer player tbh… sorry take that back Scott the presenter now, but only because she presents, never seen her kick a ball

Staunton and Ladies football in general would probably get a lot more coverage in the Irish media than it would in the NI media

GAA Discussion / Re: Apathy towards GAA in the south
« on: June 09, 2022, 12:26:13 AM »
Time for an All Northern Ireland Championship or even better merge with the British Championship

Some abortion of a thread

Says the arch-partitionist, from Queen's feckin' County.

It’s called Laois,Son

No self respecting Irishman would call it anything else

You lads need to be pitied

learning nothing but British history in your schools

Just wait till you hear what’s happened Queenstown and the likes of sackville street.

No self respecting Irishman would you the term "northern ireland" when discussing GAA as even you must know GAA works through the 4 ancient provinces, of Ulster is the one you are speaking off. I know you probably think you are awfully witty but you are not. Regarding the success of Ulster counties in the All Ireland series, well it may have something to do with 1) A aggressively anti gaa government in control in the 6 counties for most of its 100 years and 2) The fact that 3 counties south on the republic side of the border had been (and continue to be) cast aside in terms of economic growth more than any other part of the country I would argue - just look at infrastructure (road, rail, universities etc).

Nordies in feeing sorry for themselves shocker

GAA Discussion / Re: Hawkeye
« on: June 08, 2022, 01:26:07 PM »
Given the carry on at the weekend time to resurrect this topic.

Radio silence from HQ as to what the issue was.


Too much at stake in the tightness of some championship games, never mind too much money involved setting it up etc. for it to be a mess.

I think it was used ok in the Antrim V Kerry game in CP but then in the Kilkenny V Galway game, it wasn't.

Madness in a final.

Bit of a mess in Thurles the next day as well although I think there is a small screen in Thurles some fans could see but thankfully the referee seemed to be aware of the decision but didn't look good.

Worked on the small screen on the Town End

Didn’t work on the big screen

GAA Discussion / Re: Apathy towards Hurling in the North/Ulster
« on: June 07, 2022, 11:07:32 AM »
Do you think there’s an apathy towards hurling in the glens of Antrim, the ards  peninsula, Keady,Burt, slaughtneil, dungiven, Middleton, Dungannon etc etc etc ...

Nonsense thread. Though the ground being better in the better counties is one of the better reasons I have heard ;D

Football clubs should be promoting hurling.

Adds so much to a player's skills set, it's a huge bonus.  Unfortunately 'football people', for some reason, see it as a threat.

It is a threat and in some counties it is wrecking football. I would say if your county has <150k population you need to prioritise one of the two. The problem I see is the hurling nazis who think that you are a lesser human if you do not worship Hurling and acknowledge a win in the Lory Meagher as some sort of enormous achievement.

What county is hurling 'causing a threat'? Explain that.(outwith KK).

Itchy, Cavan have started hurling, at a senior level, again and it's doing the footballers no harm.

Don't see it as a threat.

Players, at club level, can do the two no problem.

The examples are out there - at the highest levels, Sleacht Néill, Cratloe, Loughmore-Castleiney and Kilmacud Crokes etc. etc..  All doing doubles this past few years.

Football heads don't see the benefits of playing the two sports.

Your 'nazi' comment is quite telling - after saying counties 'need to prioritise one of the two'.

Re: The Lory Meagher competition.  It's at that team's level - like the Joe Mc Donagh and Christy Ring etc.  A good structured (while not perfect) for all the teams competing. Compare this with football and the arrogance of teams saying we've no interest in any competition unless it's the Sam Maguire.  At least now, some teams are buying into the TC. About time the arrogant footballers are starting to show some sense.

Regarding Cavan, Hurling is not a priority and as a result it is not a threat. However the cost of supporting this county team is a concern and I am not sure it is justified.

I dont live in Cavan anymore, the issues I see are in the county I live (and I would prefer to not say which county) and I am talking about hurling at club level. I will give you an example. Club I am involved with is small, has probably the bare minimum at each age group (approx 15-18 boys) hence we play mostly in B level at football. We would like to do more with our footballers to improve the standard, but even something as basic as training twice a week is impossible due to hurling commitments. We have a hurling training, hurling matches, hurling development squads (fellas that couldn't run a lap of the field are being called in to county dev squads at U13 for example being told they are county players, players aged 2 years below the U13 age are being called in). Speaking to other clubs the thoughts are the same. However, you cannot say a word or the hurling nazis in the county will jump down your throat. Thats my honest assessment of it. We can coexist with soccer and rugby but hurling is our biggest issue as a football club.

Hurling Nazis

You need to cop yourself on lad

Although your not alone in your hatred of hurling on here

Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: June 06, 2022, 01:34:38 PM »
Get hurling coaches into the schools and clubs, get the basic skills into players at a young age, this will develop competitive underage club teams. The best players can be picked for county development squads where the standard of training and matches goes to a higher level. The more our minor teams get exposed to high standard games like they have this season the better.

Some people on here having a pop at Brennan, but he was part of a set up that the group brought into. With some decent underage players coming through and a mix of experienced players already there, Laois are in a good place to win JMcD cup if they get a good management team in place.

And who are the hurling coaches that can be sent into clubs and schools?

Is there some hidden reservoir of experienced and committed hurling coaches in the county that the rest of us don’t know about

The reality is that while we had a good crop of minors relative to other years they were lacking inthe skills speed and execution when it came to the likes of Offaly and Clare

We won’t have another group like them for god knows how long however

The Celtic Challenge v Wicklow game finished in a draw yesterday,there’s a few decent lads on it but yet again we don’t have the execution speed that comes with continuous proper coaching from an early age

The u15 set up is shambolic even by our standards

The u14 manager wasn’t appointed till the middle of May,they picked a panel,trained once and then sent them out to get an absolute pasting off both Offaly and Waterford

GAA Discussion / Re: Apathy towards Hurling in the North/Ulster
« on: June 05, 2022, 09:58:41 PM »
The game played no part in my life growing up, my local clubs never had teams. I couldn't even tell you who won the All Ireland last year. I don't think the sport is as good as people make out, yes it is fast but that isn't always a good thing, you can barely see the ball and points seem to be too easy to get for those county players.

If Jim Alister was asked about hurling

That’s in all likelihood what he would have put down also

Well done Son

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