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Title: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 05, 2017, 03:19:32 PM
This competition starts soon. Who are the contenders .My pick would be from this group.Port, Portlaoise, Ballyroan abbey  and maybe Josephs/Barrowhouse
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Shapes Ex Laoistalk on July 05, 2017, 03:42:39 PM
This is the draw:

24/07/2017
(A) Ballyroan Abbey   -   vs   -   Emo Courtwood The Rock      More
(B) Portarlington   -   vs   -   Portlaoise GAA      More
(C) Sarsfields   -   vs   -   Stradbally Parish Gaels      More
(D) St Joseph's   -   vs   -   The Harps

And it is pre-determined that A plays B and C plays D in the semis. Meaning the four big hitters, B/A, Port, Plaois and Paul's will play each other before the final. No back door either.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The PRO on July 06, 2017, 07:20:19 PM
This is the draw:

24/07/2017
(A) Ballyroan Abbey   -   vs   -   Emo Courtwood The Rock      More
(B) Portarlington   -   vs   -   Portlaoise GAA      More
(C) Sarsfields   -   vs   -   Stradbally Parish Gaels      More
(D) St Joseph's   -   vs   -   The Harps

And it is pre-determined that A plays B and C plays D in the semis. Meaning the four big hitters, B/A, Port, Plaois and Paul's will play each other before the final. No back door either.

Is there definitely no back door? Jaysus, the county board do as little as possible to give chaps games.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Shapes Ex Laoistalk on July 07, 2017, 02:30:24 PM
This is the draw:

24/07/2017
(A) Ballyroan Abbey   -   vs   -   Emo Courtwood The Rock      More
(B) Portarlington   -   vs   -   Portlaoise GAA      More
(C) Sarsfields   -   vs   -   Stradbally Parish Gaels      More
(D) St Joseph's   -   vs   -   The Harps

And it is pre-determined that A plays B and C plays D in the semis. Meaning the four big hitters, B/A, Port, Plaois and Paul's will play each other before the final. No back door either.

Is there definitely no back door? Jaysus, the county board do as little as possible to give chaps games.

No straight knock-out. The same with the U-17 championship.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on July 11, 2017, 11:19:49 AM
It's a crazy setup. The players who havent been involved with the Laois teams are getting 5/6 games max all year - and then they wonder why they're losing players at this age. Some are getting even less than that.  Absolute joke
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 11, 2017, 11:41:08 AM
It's a crazy setup. The players who havent been involved with the Laois teams are getting 5/6 games max all year - and then they wonder why they're losing players at this age. Some are getting even less than that.  Absolute joke

Changing the grades to U17 would bring about a major improvement in this. U17 grade could proceed throughout the year, unaffected by adult games.
At present minor games are held up by u16 games and all divisions of ACHL & ACFL & championships. Impossible to schedule a decent number of games around all of this.

BUT minor shouldn't be straight knockout.
At least they have pushed the games back a little. Last year there were preliminary rounds played 3-4 days after the leaving cert.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 23, 2017, 11:04:19 PM
I expect Joseph's and Port to win tomorrow night.
Sarsfields v SPG I don't know enough about.
In the repeat of last year's final, Ballyroan Gaels beat Emo Courtwood Rock in the league but I think the result might be reversed tomorrow night. Could be a cracking game.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 23, 2017, 11:33:57 PM
I expect Joseph's and Port to win tomorrow night.
Sarsfields v SPG I don't know enough about.
In the repeat of last year's final, Ballyroan Gaels beat Emo Courtwood Rock in the league but I think the result might be reversed tomorrow night. Could be a cracking game.
Sars have given a walkover.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 24, 2017, 12:34:56 AM
I expect Joseph's and Port to win tomorrow night.
Sarsfields v SPG I don't know enough about.
In the repeat of last year's final, Ballyroan Gaels beat Emo Courtwood Rock in the league but I think the result might be reversed tomorrow night. Could be a cracking game.
Sars have given a walkover.
you sound like your from the posh part of Newbridge with your "Sars"
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 24, 2017, 08:04:17 AM
I expect Joseph's and Port to win tomorrow night.
Sarsfields v SPG I don't know enough about.
In the repeat of last year's final, Ballyroan Gaels beat Emo Courtwood Rock in the league but I think the result might be reversed tomorrow night. Could be a cracking game.
Sars have given a walkover.
you sound like your from the posh part of Newbridge with your "Sars"
I'll smash you
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 24, 2017, 09:21:42 PM
Josephs/Barrowhouse 2-10. Harps 2-4

Those Comerford twins for the Harps are a bit special. Although a bit small in stature they can play. Over all Joes/Barrowhouse were that bit more clinical although i doubt if they will win anything. Good game though
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Pablo Escobar on July 24, 2017, 10:15:54 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 24, 2017, 10:37:53 PM
Emo Courtwood 1-15 Ballyroan 0-8.
Something like that anyway. Big gulf in class. O'Flynn, Langford, Kinsella, Dunne all very good. Owens disappointing. Diarmuid Whelan lacked support for BA.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: KOTS3 on July 24, 2017, 10:45:00 PM
Semi Final
Emo/Courtwood/The Rock vs Joes/Barrowhouse
Port vs Strad
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 24, 2017, 11:03:00 PM
Semi Final
Emo/Courtwood/The Rock vs Joes/Barrowhouse
Port vs Strad
Port will murder SPG.
The other semi could be closer but ECR should edge it. There was only a kick of a ball between them last year at under 17.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 25, 2017, 08:06:50 AM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
If Barrowhouse are still with Joes at any level they might as well call themselves cuckolds and be done with it
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Pablo Escobar on July 25, 2017, 09:20:41 AM
I won't lie. I had to look up what a cuckold was, but your comment makes great sense. It has to be an oversight by some of the posters surely?
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 25, 2017, 07:44:40 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
I was of the opinion that all ties were broken but it seems not. After seeing a young lad from Barrowhouse play last night i asked around and was told otherwise therefore i authored Joes/Barrowhouse as a team in my comment on the match.
It seems one young lad from Barrowhouse wants to play with the old set up, Joes were approached and agreed to facilitate, permission was granted and the young lad and his family are happy.
I was also told that a few others in Barrowhouse are not happy with the new arrangement with the Arles and kileen clubs which is a pity as it is a good arrangement and gives competitive games to the small number of neglected young boys who want to play football  in Arles and Kileen   
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 25, 2017, 07:47:37 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
If Barrowhouse are still with Joes at any level they might as well call themselves cuckolds and be done with it
Ah now Don, you could have used the term bed hoppers :-*
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Pablo Escobar on July 25, 2017, 10:01:54 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
I was of the opinion that all ties were broken but it seems not. After seeing a young lad from Barrowhouse play last night i asked around and was told otherwise therefore i authored Joes/Barrowhouse as a team in my comment on the match.
It seems one young lad from Barrowhouse wants to play with the old set up, Joes were approached and agreed to facilitate, permission was granted and the young lad and his family are happy.
I was also told that a few others in Barrowhouse are not happy with the new arrangement with the Arles and kileen clubs which is a pity as it is a good arrangement and gives competitive games to the small number of neglected young boys who want to play football  in Arles and Kileen

After asking around there today. Na Fianna Og don't have a minor set up due to lack of numbers. Therefore players are isolated. Could be the same at under 21 but that's open to correction.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 25, 2017, 10:07:27 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
I was of the opinion that all ties were broken but it seems not. After seeing a young lad from Barrowhouse play last night i asked around and was told otherwise therefore i authored Joes/Barrowhouse as a team in my comment on the match.
It seems one young lad from Barrowhouse wants to play with the old set up, Joes were approached and agreed to facilitate, permission was granted and the young lad and his family are happy.
I was also told that a few others in Barrowhouse are not happy with the new arrangement with the Arles and kileen clubs which is a pity as it is a good arrangement and gives competitive games to the small number of neglected young boys who want to play football  in Arles and Kileen

After asking around there today. Na Fianna Og don't have a minor set up due to lack of numbers. Therefore players are isolated. Could be the same at under 21 but that's open to correction.
The two Arles' and Barrowhouse cant find 15 minor footballers? Well the county is well and truly fucked lads.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Pablo Escobar on July 25, 2017, 10:20:09 PM
Apparently so. A few of our lads are in with Ballylinan
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 25, 2017, 10:29:20 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
I was of the opinion that all ties were broken but it seems not. After seeing a young lad from Barrowhouse play last night i asked around and was told otherwise therefore i authored Joes/Barrowhouse as a team in my comment on the match.
It seems one young lad from Barrowhouse wants to play with the old set up, Joes were approached and agreed to facilitate, permission was granted and the young lad and his family are happy.
I was also told that a few others in Barrowhouse are not happy with the new arrangement with the Arles and kileen clubs which is a pity as it is a good arrangement and gives competitive games to the small number of neglected young boys who want to play football  in Arles and Kileen

After asking around there today. Na Fianna Og don't have a minor set up due to lack of numbers. Therefore players are isolated. Could be the same at under 21 but that's open to correction.
Doubt if Fianna OG can field at u21 either. I  wonder what the Baldwin twins think of that with no team to play with. Arles have a few good minors who tried to join with Ballylinan but Ballylinan refused. I dont think those minors are getting games with anyone. Dont think kileen have any u21s or Minors so they dont give a hoot. As a whole its shameful and not right that the parish of Arles cannot ensure that all their young players are catered for.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 25, 2017, 10:36:59 PM
Are joes/house joined at minor level?
I was of the opinion that all ties were broken but it seems not. After seeing a young lad from Barrowhouse play last night i asked around and was told otherwise therefore i authored Joes/Barrowhouse as a team in my comment on the match.
It seems one young lad from Barrowhouse wants to play with the old set up, Joes were approached and agreed to facilitate, permission was granted and the young lad and his family are happy.
I was also told that a few others in Barrowhouse are not happy with the new arrangement with the Arles and kileen clubs which is a pity as it is a good arrangement and gives competitive games to the small number of neglected young boys who want to play football  in Arles and Kileen

After asking around there today. Na Fianna Og don't have a minor set up due to lack of numbers. Therefore players are isolated. Could be the same at under 21 but that's open to correction.
The two Arles' and Barrowhouse cant find 15 minor footballers? Well the county is well and truly fucked lads.
Whats worse Don is their are 22 teams entered at Minor this year in Laois. 14 in the B competition and 8 in the A competition. Why not have one competition with an open draw . Then organise a second competition or B competition for 1st and 2nd round losers.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The PRO on July 26, 2017, 04:45:10 PM
Sarsfields pretty much had no minor team this year either. Played one league game I think and pulled out of the championship.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: The Monument Road on July 26, 2017, 08:12:47 PM
Sarsfields pretty much had no minor team this year either. Played one league game I think and pulled out of the championship.
How many clubs are involved in the Sarsfield set up. Its frightening that areas such as Arles and its surrounds. Mountmellick and its surrounds cannot field a minor team. Stradball Parish Gaels (3 Clubs),Graiguecullen ,Ballylinan Kileshin/Cretty,(2Clubs) O Dempseys and the Heath are all playing in the B section. Somethings not right here. IMO Laois should rid itself of the B championship and all teams enter the one grade. Then have something for the first and second round losers where they play one another and reenter the competition again at a later stage. A kind of loser group
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 27, 2017, 09:34:32 AM
The county board don't give a flying f**k.
Putting the minor championships on a knock out basis confirmed that.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 27, 2017, 10:06:28 AM
 Minor is secondary to U17 this year.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Laois fan on July 27, 2017, 10:26:05 AM
Well come on you would say that when your knocked out think most clubs would like to win the last minor comp,as regards having all tesms in A first you could see some of the weaker teams take a serious hammering if they come up against the likes of st pauls or port
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 27, 2017, 10:33:44 AM
It doesn't bother me a whole pile that we are knocked out,  nice to see a good St Paul's team coming through but the fact is that this is a transition year.  U17 Final will be the main underage competition this year in Laois. U18 is over after this year which is a good thing and juvenile football now has a proper structure without adult teams interference. 
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Laoisguy on July 27, 2017, 11:45:58 AM
Rid itself of the B championship!

Players want to PLAY

They go to A in all grades loads of lads sitting on the sideline .....all of a sudden they don't turn up....by minor there is only 5-6 players playing A grade

System is completely wrong
Concentrate on upskilling coaches and increase numbers playing...the best will always go to development squads(daddy will bring them)
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on July 27, 2017, 11:55:33 AM
Emo Courtwood 1-15 Ballyroan 0-8.
Something like that anyway. Big gulf in class. O'Flynn, Langford, Kinsella, Dunne all very good. Owens disappointing. Diarmuid Whelan lacked support for BA.
Owens was far from disappointing. Took 2/3 Ballyroan players with him every time he went on a run which left players free elsewhere. Needs to work on his final ball but a huge talent. St Paul's were miles ahead all over the field

The final will more than likely be a repeat of last years 2 finals and the upcoming U17 Championship final - Port v St Paul's
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 27, 2017, 12:34:03 PM
Emo Courtwood 1-15 Ballyroan 0-8.
Something like that anyway. Big gulf in class. O'Flynn, Langford, Kinsella, Dunne all very good. Owens disappointing. Diarmuid Whelan lacked support for BA.
Owens was far from disappointing. Took 2/3 Ballyroan players with him every time he went on a run which left players free elsewhere. Needs to work on his final ball but a huge talent. St Paul's were miles ahead all over the field

The final will more than likely be a repeat of last years 2 finals and the upcoming U17 Championship final - Port v St Paul's
There there young Owens, it won't be your day every time you go out. Pick yourself back up for the next round.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 27, 2017, 12:40:43 PM
Emo Courtwood 1-15 Ballyroan 0-8.
Something like that anyway. Big gulf in class. O'Flynn, Langford, Kinsella, Dunne all very good. Owens disappointing. Diarmuid Whelan lacked support for BA.
Owens was far from disappointing. Took 2/3 Ballyroan players with him every time he went on a run which left players free elsewhere. Needs to work on his final ball but a huge talent. St Paul's were miles ahead all over the field

The final will more than likely be a repeat of last years 2 finals and the upcoming U17 Championship final - Port v St Paul's
OK, Owens was great. Whatever.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on August 04, 2017, 01:05:06 PM
Handy win for St Paul's last night v St Joseph's. Port should win tonight to set up a good final
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on August 04, 2017, 08:33:10 PM
Handy win for St Paul's last night v St Joseph's. Port should win tonight to set up a good final
How did you fare last night young Owens?
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on August 05, 2017, 09:44:47 AM
Ha, I wish I had've been half as good as him when I was that age. Unfortunately a long time gone by that, your investigtive skills need a lot of work

Port did as expected last night too, should be a good final
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on August 05, 2017, 02:57:13 PM
Ha, I wish I had've been half as good as him when I was that age. Unfortunately a long time gone by that, your investigtive skills need a lot of work

Port did as expected last night too, should be a good final
He obviously got it from his mothers side so.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on August 09, 2017, 09:49:16 AM
Expect a close final in this Friday week.
Emo Courtwood Rock were arguably better than Portarlington in their semi final display. But it could go any way really.
Kirwan and O'Flynn were exceptional for ECR in their game. Coffey was brilliant for Port. They are on a collision course!!
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on August 15, 2017, 02:42:30 PM
Ha, I wish I had've been half as good as him when I was that age. Unfortunately a long time gone by that, your investigtive skills need a lot of work

Port did as expected last night too, should be a good final
He obviously got it from his mothers side so.
Think you're best to let this one go, you're so far off its hilarious
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Don Draper on August 15, 2017, 09:20:44 PM
Ha, I wish I had've been half as good as him when I was that age. Unfortunately a long time gone by that, your investigtive skills need a lot of work

Port did as expected last night too, should be a good final
He obviously got it from his mothers side so.
Think you're best to let this one go, you're so far off its hilarious
Pass on our best regards to the chap, its a massive day. You can repeat the leaving, etc...
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 18, 2017, 06:07:32 PM
The last ever Minor football final takes place tonight in O'Moore Park at 7.30

http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/08/18/preview-tonights-laois-minor-football-championship-final/
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on August 18, 2017, 09:56:44 PM
Very poor final. I'm sure port aren't too worried though.
Not too many stand out players. I though port full back was very good. And their number 10. Not many of the emo Courtwood team played well really.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 19, 2017, 12:21:53 AM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/08/18/minor-football-glory-portarlington/
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: Downtheroad on August 19, 2017, 09:55:50 AM
Very poor final. I'm sure port aren't too worried though.
Not too many stand out players. I though port full back was very good. And their number 10. Not many of the emo Courtwood team played well really.
Having seen these playing the whole way up from under 12, it appears that  a lot of the St Paul's players haven't progressed as much as one would expect. Port were decent enough last night and their  future looks fairly bright considering how well their senior team is going.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on August 19, 2017, 12:43:49 PM
Very poor final. I'm sure port aren't too worried though.
Not too many stand out players. I though port full back was very good. And their number 10. Not many of the emo Courtwood team played well really.
Having seen these playing the whole way up from under 12, it appears that  a lot of the St Paul's players haven't progressed as much as one would expect. Port were decent enough last night and their  future looks fairly bright considering how well their senior team is going.
Absolutely. Good to see port improving. We need a few county seniors from them now.
To be fair to emo Courtwood Rock they won it last year with mostly the same team. Hard to do back to back wins in any grade.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: redsetanta on August 22, 2017, 01:40:54 PM
Bit of a joke seeing the Heath win by that score when you consider how few teams were in A. They were taking the easy option. Who does the grading, is it CBor the club themselves?
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: SCFC on August 23, 2017, 12:34:40 PM
Bit of a joke seeing the Heath win by that score when you consider how few teams were in A. They were taking the easy option. Who does the grading, is it CBor the club themselves?

Think club initially looks for its own grading and then cb either approves or not.
Title: Re: Laois Minor football Championship
Post by: El Jefe on August 24, 2017, 10:59:24 PM
The A final was terrible. Paul's were more interested in stopping Port playing than playing themselves. Port werent great either but took their chances and deserved the win. Coffey was excellent as was the Full Back on Kinsella.
The B final was a shock. Think Dempseys thought they were going to walk it after beating The Heath by 20odd points in the league. Some turnaround. Few nice players on The Heath side, Barry looked a  step above everything else for Dempseys