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Re: 2015 Laois Senior Football
« Reply #255 on: June 25, 2015, 10:55:41 AM »
great post unlaoised. about time someone on this site got a bit of perspective !! We have plenty of young good footballers, We just need a good manager to get the best out of them. Remember we beat monaghan in 2012 and look what they have done since with the exact same team!!!

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« Reply #256 on: June 25, 2015, 11:14:43 AM »
great post unlaoised. about time someone on this site got a bit of perspective !! We have plenty of young good footballers, We just need a good manager to get the best out of them. Remember we beat monaghan in 2012 and look what they have done since with the exact same team!!!

Yes I know it might have been the league but it was an important game none the less...

Monaghan have belief which came from winning an ulster in 2013 which we might not have and probably have a few more quality defenders but if we got Healy,Merdith,McMahon from the start of the year,and maybe Seale,Whelan,Feane and Cotter from Portlaoise to come into the set up who's to say what we could do?

You can tell me i'm living in a dream world but it is possible for something stronger to come from this  disaster of a year!!
LAOIS ABÚ

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« Reply #257 on: June 25, 2015, 11:31:20 AM »
Unlaoised- That was in the championship that we beat Monaghan!!! Got to the 1/4 that year and lost by 3pts to the dubs. At the time laois supporters were complaining about our style of play and it was an embarrassment when less than two thousand laois people went to look at  the 1/4 final.  That was a great summer as we got to play, Carlow, Monaghan, Letrim, Meath and Dublin.  Three years on look at us now.- out before July.  I just couldn't understand the negativity at the time and I have been proven right!!!

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« Reply #258 on: June 25, 2015, 12:35:51 PM »
As someone said earlier the next appointment has to be more than just the senior manager. We need a director of football figure, someone who will come in on a 5 year contract and completely revitalise the whole set-up from underage to senior. Look what John Evans achieved in tipp. He may have moved on but the structures he put in place are now producing results.

I am not criticising anyone but at present the coaching set up is managed by the Co Sec. You need a specialised person in there to do it correctly.

If we just appoint a senior manager we'll be having this discussion again in 2 years when he resigns. I would suggest someone like tommy conroy. He has all the qualifications. Put somebody young (Joe Higgins or Chris Conway) in with him to take over senior job in 2 years for tommy to concentrate on coaching set up. Time to think long term

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« Reply #259 on: June 25, 2015, 12:41:28 PM »


Laois have been magnificent over a long period - punching above their weight given the population and number of clubs.


They were magnificent against Kildare and probably should be preparing for the Leinster semi final this week. But that's sport.

Magnificent? Used twice? Are you on drugs? Can I have some?

TOF was rubbish. We're not great, but we're worth more than the shit he has peddled these past 2 years.

Let this sink it

Wicklow
Wexford
Fermanagh
Carlow

And beaten by

Tipperary
Antrim (a f**king jokeshop Antrim outfit, by their own admission)

Thats where we are. And he calls that progress.

Like I said, we have a lot of problems, but he was a massive one. Nice man, but out of his depth, and that was known long before he arrived in Portlaoise.

Trained Westmeath to a Leinster title . As a manager on his own he brought them to the last 8 twice with some notable qualifier victories. Yeah he's rubbish alright

Bar Kingston and JOL you're short quality players. No manager in the world will fix that.
Training Westmeath to a Leinster title had nothing got to do with his managerial ability. Let me repeat that, NOTHING. Also it was over 10 years ago. Football has moved on an amount since then. Did he train this Laois team?

His achievements as manager of Westmeath also happened close to 10 years ago, so still nothing new there.

We didnt ask for a manager to fix it, we asked him to come up with a way to deal with it. It seems like you're not a Laois man so its unlikely you've seen this team play all that much, and for that reason, I'll ask you to mind your own business and not be talking about historical facts.

This is a public forum and I'll comment on whatever topic I bloody well like. If you want your own forum setup a private one .

 Your best club side were laid to waste last October by my club. If thats the best Laois have to offer at club level it's no wonder your county side is in the poor state it is. Youve done nothing at minor and u21 level for years . Your better off appointing your own because when they haven't done any better you won't be able to blame it on outsiders.
I am deciding whether to report your post, it is nasty and mean spirited and not in keeping with the spirit of the GAA.

Portlaoise are not my Club either FYI.

Oh, and its you're, not your.

Work away I could do with a laugh. But you don't own the board so I will comment on whatever topic I like and I won't be asking for your permission
This is no laughing matter. I've however noticed your post count since, and I will just leave you off, its quite obvious posting on the internet with strange men is something that is very important to you. I wouldn't like to take that away from you, but just watch your step in future.

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Re: 2015 Laois Senior Football
« Reply #260 on: June 25, 2015, 12:43:58 PM »
There is still talent in this bunch and if we can get everyone on board like 2003 we could progress to the last 8 again I feel.

Its not going to be an easy job for the next manager but the first thing he needs to do is get Portlaoise Gaa on board and get the best from the best club team.

I know its up to individuals in that club but something needs to be done to get the best from our best club team.

There are many decent club players out there and a few promising gems coming through like Paul Kingston,Tom Shiel,Evan Keane,Evan O'Carroll,Alan Farrell,Evan Costello,and of course from the minors the talented Sean Moore,Cathal Dunne,and Shane Smyth are also prospects in the making...

How can we give up and say we have no talent or are not good enough..

Donie would get on any team in Ireland including Kerry
Jol and Quigley are as good as most midfield pairings

Timmons,Donoher,Strong,Boyle have still plenty to offer..

Brody is a great young keeper.

Try and stay positive lads!
Portlaoise GAA don't have to be gotten on board, all you need is the better players, and of those not involved, you would say Healy is the best, but he's committed to hurling, Cahillane is the other, but he's committed to soccer. Lillis perhaps, but after that, there's nothing much more there apart from a few underage chaps. We have what we have from them. So I would leave Portlaoise out of it at this point.

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Re: 2015 Laois Senior Football
« Reply #261 on: June 28, 2015, 06:26:50 PM »
leinster football is a joke lads, kildare beaten by 19 points they will have to have a open draw soon.

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« Reply #262 on: June 29, 2015, 12:19:31 AM »
leinster football is a joke lads, kildare beaten by 19 points they will have to have a open draw soon.
Wonder was there any ambulance tweets on Kildare GAA's twitter page today? They weren't bet by half enough.

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« Reply #263 on: June 29, 2015, 01:19:04 PM »
Great win for Westmeath yesterday, but it hammers home our early dismissal from the championship. It's galling to be sitting at home while other counties are playing away and performing heroics in Croke Park.

Is there any ambition in this county at all to do better?

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Re: 2015 Laois Senior Football
« Reply #264 on: June 29, 2015, 01:40:47 PM »
leinster football is a joke lads, kildare beaten by 19 points they will have to have a open draw soon.
Wonder was there any ambulance tweets on Kildare GAA's twitter page today? They weren't bet by half enough.
And the f**ker who posted that tweet living in Laois and all.