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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

Thatís Brilliant

Itís a pity it canít be extended all the way up to u15

Well done to al the coachís 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, Ä15 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

Couldnít agree more

Thereís 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.

Couldnít agree more

Thereís 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 »
Donít 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 donít 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 ďplayers of oldĒ 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

ďAll of themĒ

Itís 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 ?

Iím 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 donít ?

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 05, 2022, 03:51:35 PM »
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

So your solution to this is to sack people that have been in the position 5 months at most ?

What about the paid employees of Laois GAA ?

The secretary?,the games manager?,the GDAís?

Should they be all fired too ?


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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 05, 2022, 09:30:03 AM »
Another awful hammering. Is there no end to it? Across all levels and codes it seems. You have to wonder how and why we're getting it so badly wrong. You have to wonder why there is no plan in place to address this. Just a report at the end of every year to say what we already know. O'Moore Park is nearly as much use to other counties as it is to us, because we don't have a team capable of half filling it. It's embarrassing and it's been going on a long time. I'll reiterate that I have no faith in our County Board and I'd be delighted if they all resigned. Things really can't get much worse for us.

So if they all resign who takes their places?

Iíd be very interested to hear of the credible candidates that would take their places and why they would be an improvement on whatís currently there

The new CB chairman is in situ 5 months as is the Juvenile CB chairman and the football chair

Should they get the road too?

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Laois / Re: Senior Hurlers 2022
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:27:34 PM »
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2022/05/04/talking-sport-podcast-would-the-joe-mcdonagh-cup-be-a-better-fit-for-the-laois-hurlers/

What a woeful piece of journalism. Miller and Hartnett should be ashamed of themselves. I seemed to have missed the podcast that suggested that  the footballers would be better off dropping down to the tailteann cup. I can't understand for the life of me why they can't get someone who has an actual understanding of hurling on their podcast. The answer to a bad year of hurling is not to drop down.

Unlike what Miller likes to believe, the problem lies with the management and the county board. Cheddar was a quick fix for an embarrassing situation following the fallout with Eddie Brennan. As I said last year after the match against Wexford, the writing was on the wall. Cheddar doesn't have a game plan, he uses all the correct phrases but if you actually listen to what he is saying it's all fluff and no substance. He doesn't listen to the players at all and the excuses with injuries is just pathetic at this stage. Good players have dropped off the panel, the lads still on the panel are at their wits end and the support from the team has plummeted to an all time low.

I hope Cheddar does the right thing and steps down after this season. He's given a lot to Laois and it would have been better if he retired from inter county management on a high note. Just hoping that the lads can get it together for a win over Westmeath and regroup.

While Laois Today provide an excellent service

Their overwhelming bias is all the time for the big ball

More balance needed

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2020
« on: May 04, 2022, 09:26:07 PM »
Their campaign got off to a bad start as they were beaten 3-12 to 0-5 by Kildare.

But Offaly got back on track with a one point win over Meath before losing by nine against Longford in Round 3.

That saw Offaly finish third in the group and they faced Carlow last week in a preliminary quarter final Ė romping to a 5-16 to 2-7 win.


Thatís from Laois Today

We got an absolute trimming from the team that finished third in their group

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