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Title: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 07, 2016, 01:05:42 AM
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Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 07, 2016, 09:13:19 AM
Not a bad first game for us and whoever is taking over the team..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 07, 2016, 09:22:25 AM
Any word on that? U16 & U17 inter-county tournaments starting soon (if not already started?) and they're using these games as the trials as far as I know
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on October 10, 2016, 12:22:25 PM
U17s were playing fermanagh away last sat lost 4-13 to 2-9 something like that, they were missing a good few though. Heatd tom kelly + eddie kinsella in for minor job.. they'd nearly want to have it sorted by now..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 10, 2016, 02:59:13 PM
U16's hammered Wexford and were missing 4/5 strong lads. Very good team this one
Heard Eddie Kinsella as well so must be something to it
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on October 11, 2016, 12:10:32 PM
U17s were playing fermanagh away last sat lost 4-13 to 2-9 something like that, they were missing a good few though. Heatd tom kelly + eddie kinsella in for minor job.. they'd nearly want to have it sorted by now..

Just wondering doe's either have any coaching  experience/qualifications  ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 11, 2016, 12:48:01 PM
Near sure saw Tom Kelly on the sideline for Joseph's this year? Kinsella has done a good bit with St Paul's underage the last few years and this years Minors too. Was also involved with St Conleth's ladies at one stage, probably others too
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 11, 2016, 01:03:35 PM
Probably need an element of experience and ability to relate to young players, also no harm if possible to get someone from the outside the county into the management team
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on October 11, 2016, 06:54:24 PM
Let them both at it. Add in mick Lawlor.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on October 11, 2016, 07:21:52 PM
Let them at it sure they'll be grand........they will until they come up against professional set up's even at this level

Nothing against the lads mentioned above but with the best will in the world they'll be making it up as they go along, why not start they at a lower age group do their coaching courses and see how they get on.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 12, 2016, 03:50:51 PM
Any movement on it ? The 17s tournament on, new Management team would want to be out watching and preparing surely?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 12, 2016, 04:31:19 PM
If it's Kinsella he'll be at them anyway, his young lads on it
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 12, 2016, 04:43:54 PM
If probably being the key word  ???
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on October 14, 2016, 03:09:54 PM
why not start they at a lower age group do their coaching courses and see how they get on.
Don't know anything about Tom but Eddie was involved with Laois development squads in 2014 and 2015.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on October 14, 2016, 10:20:54 PM
why not start they at a lower age group do their coaching courses and see how they get on.
Don't know anything about Tom but Eddie was involved with Laois development squads in 2014 and 2015.

Ok that's good
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on October 17, 2016, 08:48:58 AM
Hearing word colm begley is main man anyone know? Or is only filling in until county board get their finger out + appoint a man?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 17, 2016, 09:20:58 AM
Begley is County Games Development officer so is only covering until the County Board get whoever they want I would think,  Begley couldn't really do it and be playing Senior County Football..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on October 17, 2016, 09:35:53 AM
yeah makes most sense, county board really dragging feet on this one.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 17, 2016, 09:41:57 AM
Was over at the final yesterday and very little talk of it
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 17, 2016, 10:28:41 AM
Main worry for new management will be the fact St Pauls had 5 Laois forwards and only scored about 1-4 and the Goal was a peno !
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 17, 2016, 10:44:52 AM
One bad performance doesn't make them bad players. Like I said in the other thread, it was as bad a performance as they've put in in years. Not quite as bad as the first half of the U16 final v Portlaoise but at least in that one they came out and scored 1-10 in the second half. Never looked like doing anything similar yesterday. Port were worthy winners, had some fine players themselves
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on October 17, 2016, 07:17:00 PM
One bad performance doesn't make them bad players. Like I said in the other thread, it was as bad a performance as they've put in in years. Not quite as bad as the first half of the U16 final v Portlaoise but at least in that one they came out and scored 1-10 in the second half. Never looked like doing anything similar yesterday. Port were worthy winners, had some fine players themselves
Absolutely. Actually both teams are better than that game showed. Port have some fine players and deserved that win. Some of the county standard players never got going yesterday. Happens.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Laoiseabu on October 17, 2016, 08:23:37 PM
If 5 of them St. Paul's fowards are considered county standard it's a big worry some of them didn't want to know about it yesterday playing against fellow chaps
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on October 17, 2016, 08:29:53 PM
If 5 of them St. Paul's fowards are considered county standard it's a big worry some of them didn't want to know about it yesterday playing against fellow chaps
Like I said, and I'm sure they know it themselves, they never did themselves justice yesterday.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Laoiseabu on October 17, 2016, 08:31:47 PM
It wud of been nice to win u16 17 18 all in one year
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 18, 2016, 11:40:58 AM
Anyone know why Mark Rooney didn't continue this year ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on October 18, 2016, 12:00:14 PM
Heard on Sunday that it was down to money, county board thought what he was doing was costing too much. Don't know how true that is
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 18, 2016, 12:12:08 PM
After what they forked out on the Creedon gang I cant imagine how Rooney could of been costing too much, at the end of the Day they got to a Leinster Final, not a bad return, no matter what the costs really. The fact there is no names being mentioned other than Kinsella and Kelly suggests maybe its not Kinsella and Kelly or the CB don't want them, what could possibly be the hold up.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on October 18, 2016, 06:28:29 PM
Heard 1500 a month he was getting last year, decent money but he got as much as anyone got out a group of players, but the county board probably in napper tandys for the week, might sort it next week.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on October 18, 2016, 08:06:04 PM
After what they forked out on the Creedon gang I cant imagine how Rooney could of been costing too much, at the end of the Day they got to a Leinster Final, not a bad return, no matter what the costs really. The fact there is no names being mentioned other than Kinsella and Kelly suggests maybe its not Kinsella and Kelly or the CB don't want them, what could possibly be the hold up.

Do you know what the Creedon gang is costing ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 19, 2016, 12:10:01 PM
No idea but I can imagine, The main reasoning behind knowing money involved is Twomey leaving Tipp. Good result last night for 17s.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Butch Cassidy on October 19, 2016, 12:48:42 PM
Who were they playing? Any update on the management team?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 19, 2016, 12:54:43 PM
Just seen on Twitter against Kildare won by 4 and haven't heard anything of note
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on October 27, 2016, 12:42:26 AM
Laois 2-7 Louth 6-7 in the semi final of the Damien Reid cup
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 27, 2016, 09:40:39 AM
Poor result now, be abit concerned for next year
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on October 27, 2016, 09:46:28 AM
Poor result now, be abit concerned for next year
There's many reasons you could have reason to be concerned about underage sports, but a shitty Damien Reid Cup game, played on a Wednesday night in Collon wouldn't be in the top 50 for me.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on October 27, 2016, 10:19:21 AM
Would Messi ever do it on a cold Wednesday night in Collon?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on October 27, 2016, 10:20:23 AM
Poor result now, be abit concerned for next year
There's many reasons you could have reason to be concerned about underage sports, but a shitty Damien Reid Cup game, played on a Wednesday night in Collon wouldn't be in the top 50 for me.

Not sure if you've seen the u17 and minor finals, standard is not good enough. 
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on October 27, 2016, 10:33:12 AM
Shite football makes shite footballers.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on October 27, 2016, 10:36:31 AM
Poor result now, be abit concerned for next year
There's many reasons you could have reason to be concerned about underage sports, but a shitty Damien Reid Cup game, played on a Wednesday night in Collon wouldn't be in the top 50 for me.

Not sure if you've seen the u17 and minor finals, standard is not good enough.
Standard not good enough, that would be in the top 50.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on October 28, 2016, 07:41:18 AM
The word is the new manager is a Delaney lad from Ballyroan Abbey. Don't know anything else about him.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on October 28, 2016, 09:38:03 AM
The word is the new manager is a Delaney lad from Ballyroan Abbey. Don't know anything else about him.
Noel Delaney

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Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on October 28, 2016, 10:11:18 AM
The word is the new manager is a Delaney lad from Ballyroan Abbey. Don't know anything else about him.

If it's Noel, he played with Ballyroan.....on the team that won Laois in 1992 and lost the Leinster final to Eire Og (Carlow) that year. Played on the 1994 Laois team that won the Leinster title, losing to Cork in the semis. Played Sigerson for DCU.

If it's a different Delaney, I don't know what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: town1980 on October 28, 2016, 10:30:40 AM
people diss other names but i dont think this man has taken a senior team??was he over the babbey minor team???if not this is a strange apointment altogether
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on October 28, 2016, 09:16:10 PM
Naturally I'd like to have seen my own clubman Eddie get the job but good luck to Noel.
I hear this year's under 16 team is very good. Playing Kildare Saturday in semi of Fr. Manning Cup.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Helix on October 28, 2016, 09:32:02 PM
people diss other names but i dont think this man has taken a senior team??was he over the babbey minor team???if not this is a strange apointment altogether

Was over Ballyroan ladies this year I think. Will be interesting appointment. Seamus Lalor of Portlaoise a selector alongside so I believe. Give the boys a chance at least. Plenty of footballing knowledge there.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on October 28, 2016, 10:33:28 PM
Noel is a good guy and will put his shoulder to the wheel.  Hopefully it all works out for him, I am sure he will take some experience and advice on board.  I think he could surprise a few people.   
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on November 18, 2016, 09:53:55 AM
Over 80 players in last night for the Minor trials. Played 2 games simultaneously, bringing them back next week for another 2 games
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unlaoised on November 18, 2016, 10:32:46 AM
Heard it was a bit of a farce so many turned up ...

But that can be a good sign as well they will take time to sort themselves out and cut it into a panel
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on November 18, 2016, 10:50:14 AM
Think they were using it as the U17 trials too
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on November 18, 2016, 10:50:48 AM
80 young lads on a cold dark night in November. Sounds like nightmare organisation.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on November 18, 2016, 02:13:51 PM
A seperate u17 team will be entered into a Leinster & All Ireland series, presumably acting as a development squads for the u17s who don't make the minor panel as this is their only year "minor" due to the rule changes in 2018
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: The Monument Road on November 18, 2016, 09:03:16 PM
Great to see that kind of numbers returning to minor trials. Interest seems to be returning again similar to the trials organised by Sean Dempsey,Eddie Kelly, Ollie Phelan and Gabrial Lawler back in the day
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on December 09, 2016, 10:17:05 AM
Is there many from last year's panel underage? Anyone know what our panel is?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on December 09, 2016, 11:58:05 AM
They held the U17 & U18 trials together. Narrowed it down to 50 last week and they'll work with them until January and narrow it down more then. Don't know who's in & out but heard the manager was only at 1 of the 3 trials......
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on December 09, 2016, 04:55:15 PM
Is there many from last year's panel underage? Anyone know what our panel is?

Kinsella, Comerford, Whelan and the big chap from Camross all minor again this year. No backs in there which might be a concern
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on December 09, 2016, 07:55:53 PM
All mentioned good footballers a years experience, whelan hopefully tear it up this year good talent.. a shortage of quality backs seem to be problem in laois, would be great to unearth a couple this year..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on December 10, 2016, 12:53:35 AM
All mentioned good footballers a years experience, whelan hopefully tear it up this year good talent.. a shortage of quality backs seem to be problem in laois, would be great to unearth a couple this year..
Whelan in particular is a real prospect. Alan Kinsella did well last year too.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on January 04, 2017, 04:33:24 PM
Minors out tonight V Offaly
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on January 06, 2017, 02:16:27 AM
How did they get on against Offaly

Lost by 14 points apparently, but presumably experimental team/players played.. Final (if any?) cut made so far
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on January 06, 2017, 09:41:32 AM
Being cut for the final time at the end of the month I think. 60 or so lads still in there between U17's & Minors
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on January 26, 2017, 05:37:16 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on January 26, 2017, 07:37:27 PM
Is Lawson not on U15 panel ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: TP Ashe on January 26, 2017, 07:42:27 PM
Is Lawson not on U15 panel ?

Lawson is U14 still.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on January 26, 2017, 08:09:32 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally
Time to give up on the towns, Laois future is in hardy young rural fellas.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on January 27, 2017, 09:35:35 AM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally

With all due respect to the smaller clubs and the effort they're clearly  putting in,  Graigue , Port , Mountmellick and Portlaoise should be providing more than half that panel.  Its no coincidence that we have fallen away so badly at underage level.
 There wont be any happy ending here.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Laoisguy on January 27, 2017, 09:54:04 AM
I am in complete agreement re numbers/talent being brought forward....a disgrace

Systems and organisation just not up to what is required...What is Mountmellick doing I dunno?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on January 27, 2017, 10:11:02 AM
Is Mountmellick just a basket case or what's going on there?

Are they big into soccer or rugby because they aren't setting the GAA world alight. Most of the better known players in recent years were not from the town.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Zooming around on January 27, 2017, 01:22:06 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally
Two of the four Spink lads are from Ballinakill and are just hurlers who happen to be athletic. They aren't footballers at all and are still able to make a county squad. Overall there are five hurlers on that panel. I don't mind dual players but these lads are just hurlers. Just goes to show how poor football is when they need to raid the hurling panels to make up a squad. Surely there are enough footballers in the county to make up a football squad
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on January 27, 2017, 02:13:35 PM
In fairness Ballyroan is now a pretty big pick
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Keyser Söze on January 27, 2017, 04:19:47 PM
I am in complete agreement re numbers/talent being brought forward....a disgrace

Systems and organisation just not up to what is required...What is Mountmellick doing I dunno?

Is Mountmellick just a basket case or what's going on there?

Are they big into soccer or rugby because they aren't setting the GAA world alight. Most of the better known players in recent years were not from the town.

Do people really need to ask this question?
They have been taking the handy way out at juvenile level for the past 8-10 years.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on January 31, 2017, 12:57:51 PM
I am in complete agreement re numbers/talent being brought forward....a disgrace

Systems and organisation just not up to what is required...What is Mountmellick doing I dunno?

Is Mountmellick just a basket case or what's going on there?

Are they big into soccer or rugby because they aren't setting the GAA world alight. Most of the better known players in recent years were not from the town.

Do people really need to ask this question?
They have been taking the handy way out at juvenile level for the past 8-10 years.

This is not just a Laois problem young people especially in towns are no longer interested in what the GAA is offering.
The Dublin situation is putting an unbalanced look on the whole situation everything is rosy there right now but that will change.
It might be a bit early to start using the word "crisis" but we're not far away.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on January 31, 2017, 02:18:56 PM
You cannot really say that OTF.

A child of 4 or 5 will go where they are brought whether it be GAA, rugby, football boxing, athletics etc etc most kids want to play sport and will eventually will find one that suits they the best or they may play to or 3 different sports. As they get older they make the decisions. If the hard work is done by adults when they are young to get them involved then you have a greater chance of holding on to them.

Do you think that many of the top intercounty players couldn't excell in another sport? Some do i.e. Star at basketball.

If adult GAA club members put in the hard graft and get more young players involved from an early age and make it enjoyable for them the better talented kids will emerge. As with everythig in life it's down to hard work and knowing where you want to be.

Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Butch Cassidy on January 31, 2017, 02:57:13 PM
It all comes down to the culture. For urban areas to promote football they need to create nurseries for kids at an early like they do in the Dublin clubs.

They also have to get coaches to go to the schools and set up some sort of partnership with the local clubs.

Do the GAMES development officers go to the schools?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Oblivion on January 31, 2017, 03:41:08 PM
In respect of the comments about the 4 Spink lads just been athletic, having seen Spink in action against a couple
of more fancied teams last year, I thought  they were exceptional.

If you looked at that squad for the last 2-3 years most of the squad have been involved in various Feile Panels
with Ballyroan and St. Pauls and both teams represented Laois well.

No wonder people worry about Juvenile football and kids get turned off when you see comments like the ones about the Spink
Players  with many of them good soccer players too.

Its best to brand the kids at that age with hot irons to say Football or hurling. I understand that Diarmud Connolly is a better hurler and was a better juvenile hurler than footballer and played both at juvenile level. I am sure the same could have been said about him and it looks like its worked out for him and Dublin been an athletic hurler playing football.
     
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: clonadmad on January 31, 2017, 04:24:57 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally

With all due respect to the smaller clubs and the effort they're clearly  putting in,  Graigue , Port , Mountmellick and Portlaoise should be providing more than half that panel.  Its no coincidence that we have fallen away so badly at underage level.
 There wont be any happy ending here.

This type of post really gets on my tits,instead of praising the huge work being done by these "unfashionable" clubs and reaping the rewards as evidenced by this panel,you are whining over the likes of graigue and Portlaoise.

The reason why they dont have lads on the panel is obvious......the work isnt being put in at underage level,if Portlaoise put as much time and money into coaching last year as they did in dragging a junior club to the DRA to poach an U16 or effort in tapping up our juveniles they would be much better served.

As for Graigecullen the only title they deserve in underage these past few years is the title of Laois Club which concedes the most juvenile games.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Laoiseabu on January 31, 2017, 07:19:00 PM
A lot of the time it doesn't have to do with underage structures. Maybe it comes down to the fact that maybe they don't have the players. A good footballer doesn't need to be taught he already has it naturally like beano Conway munelly Kingston . Did you ever hear the saying ' you can't turn an ass into a racehorse '
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: clonadmad on January 31, 2017, 07:34:21 PM
A lot of the time it doesn't have to do with underage structures. Maybe it comes down to the fact that maybe they don't have the players. A good footballer doesn't need to be taught he already has it naturally like beano Conway munelly Kingston . Did you ever hear the saying ' you can't turn an ass into a racehorse '

Well in that case,we can give up as coach's,sack the GDA's,dissolve all the juvenile structures because these lads will magically appear.

Jesus wept
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Keyser Söze on January 31, 2017, 10:51:26 PM
A lot of the time it doesn't have to do with underage structures. Maybe it comes down to the fact that maybe they don't have the players. A good footballer doesn't need to be taught he already has it naturally like beano Conway munelly Kingston . Did you ever hear the saying ' you can't turn an ass into a racehorse '

Well in that case,we can give up as coach's,sack the GDA's,dissolve all the juvenile structures because these lads will magically appear.

Jesus wept

Have to get myself checked out after this, but agreed, that's a very caveman-esque comment.
Sure footballers will often develop regardless of the structures in place at club or county level. They often come from GAA backgrounds and their development often happens as a result of the fact that they know nothing else except deliberate practice from a young age.
HOWEVER,
You will never develop players in sufficient quantities to be successful at club or county level without hours and hours of painstaking manhours.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Zooming around on February 01, 2017, 11:40:14 AM
In respect of the comments about the 4 Spink lads just been athletic, having seen Spink in action against a couple
of more fancied teams last year, I thought  they were exceptional.

If you looked at that squad for the last 2-3 years most of the squad have been involved in various Feile Panels
with Ballyroan and St. Pauls and both teams represented Laois well.

No wonder people worry about Juvenile football and kids get turned off when you see comments like the ones about the Spink
Players  with many of them good soccer players too.

Its best to brand the kids at that age with hot irons to say Football or hurling. I understand that Diarmud Connolly is a better hurler and was a better juvenile hurler than footballer and played both at juvenile level. I am sure the same could have been said about him and it looks like its worked out for him and Dublin been an athletic hurler playing football.
   

First of all I didn't mention the four Spink lads, I mentioned two of them. They are out and out hurlers who just play football for a bit of a laugh.

Diarmuid Connolly was always first and foremost a footballer. He happened to be good at hurling but because he was always a footballer he ended up.... wait for it... playing football.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Oblivion on February 01, 2017, 01:05:48 PM
Yes I will give you that you mentioned two lads from Spink not 4 as just playing football for a laugh
and hurlers but the point been let them play and then make a choice.. They obviously showed something to the coaches
that was worthwhile in the greater scheme of things. Unless of course they were wearing helmets and carrying hurls
in the trials they must have shown a bit of footballing ability.

A number of people who were on the under 14 panel last year were dropped this year from the under 15 panel and there
was several trial days. So based on the coaches (opinion)  that's the best 31 currently at that age level regardless of them dwelling
in the towns or villages across Laois.

Hmmmmm, Diarmud Connolly had to make a choice to play football, his father is a Kilkenny man and check out the man
who happened to be good at hurling
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6IAAWKjRa1w

If the 2 spink lads who play football are as good at either well the future is bright.

its better to support all the emerging underage teams than have a go at them. This years minors will have a significant amount
of under 17's so possibly only possibly there is some significant talent pushing through. 

       

 
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on February 01, 2017, 07:15:43 PM
Didn't want to start a new thread for this but below is the U15 panel for 2017.

Interesting to see that the likes of Spink can have 4 representatives while the big urban centres of Graigue, Port and Mountmellick have a total of 2 between them (Mountmellick don't have anyone on the panel). In saying that there's only one representative from the entire Arles parish.

The county board really need to have a look at these figures and get coaches into the urban centres. They are not turning out enough younglads of the right standard whether it be skill or attitude. There has to be more than 2 footballers in those 3 areas??

Laois Under-15 Football Panel for 2017 was today named and is as follows:

Oisin Byrne Arles/Killeen
Adam Connolly Ballyfin
Danny Brennan Ballyroan/Abbey
Eoghan Dunne Ballyroan/Abbey
Adam Broady Ballyroan/Abbey
Brian Whelan Ballyroan/Abbey
James McWey Ballyroan/Abbey
Jamie Burke Barrowhouse
Adam Daly Clonaslee
DJ Callaghan Clonaslee
Ciaran Burke Crettyard
Daniel Murphy Graiguecullen
Orrie Doran Killeshin
Jack Brennan Killeshin
David McDonald Killeshin
Rioghan Murphy Portarlington
Ben Brennan Portlaoise
Kevin Swayne Portlaoise
Cormac Dunne Portlaoise
Cian O Shaughnessy Spink
Cathal O Shaughnessy Spink
Mark Kehoe Spink
Jamie Stratford Spink
Nathan Little St Pauls
Sean Greene St Pauls
Paul O Flynn St Pauls
Josh O Brien St Josephs
Jamie Kelly St Josephs
Conor Goode Stradbally
Eamon Delaney Stradbally
Ciaran O Neill Stradbally

With all due respect to the smaller clubs and the effort they're clearly  putting in,  Graigue , Port , Mountmellick and Portlaoise should be providing more than half that panel.  Its no coincidence that we have fallen away so badly at underage level.
 There wont be any happy ending here.

This type of post really gets on my tits,instead of praising the huge work being done by these "unfashionable" clubs and reaping the rewards as evidenced by this panel,you are whining over the likes of graigue and Portlaoise.

The reason why they dont have lads on the panel is obvious......the work isnt being put in at underage level,if Portlaoise put as much time and money into coaching last year as they did in dragging a junior club to the DRA to poach an U16 or effort in tapping up our juveniles they would be much better served.

As for Graigecullen the only title they deserve in underage these past few years is the title of Laois Club which concedes the most juvenile games.

I don't for one minute believe that you don't understand my post but don't let that get in the way of having another rant at Portlaoise.
What did Grague do to upset you so.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Target Man on February 06, 2017, 12:04:23 PM
Think that result is from a few years ago. Carlow CBS won stg Leinster b on fri
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on February 06, 2017, 12:16:38 PM
You're right. A monday morning brain fart. Feb 2013 that was from. Deleted now! :-[
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on February 11, 2017, 03:06:28 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on February 11, 2017, 04:38:15 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on February 11, 2017, 04:41:43 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unison on February 11, 2017, 06:26:37 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.

What an idiot!!
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on February 11, 2017, 06:32:24 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.
Harsh, Don.
They can only beat what they come up against. Word is they aren't a very strong team but would be nice to see them go as far as last year. That would be a decent return.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: clonadmad on February 11, 2017, 07:20:50 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.

If only we as a county had won as much as Wexford down through the years
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: ollie12 on February 11, 2017, 08:03:52 PM
Laois 4-15 Wexford 0-06.
 SCORERS – Laois: Ciaran Comerford 2-7, Sean O’Flynn 1-1, Alan Kinsella 1-0, Mark Barry and Ronan McEvoy 0-2 each, Conor Slevin, Jason Maher, Eoin Dunne 0-1 each

LAOIS
1. Tom McCann (Portarlington)
2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)
3. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)
4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)
5. Cian Langford (Emo)
6. Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood)
7. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)
8. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)
9. John Rogers (Ballyroan)
10. Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s)
11. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)
12. Ronan McEvoy (Portlaoise)
13. Jason Maher (Portlaoise)
14. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)
15. Damien McCaul (Annanough)

Subs:
Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan) for Kinsella
Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s) for McCaul
Padraig Delaney (The Harps) for Dowling
Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis) for N Dunne
Cathal Duggan (Portlaoise) for Maher
Seamus McEvoy (Emo) for G Saunders
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on February 11, 2017, 08:48:51 PM
Laois 4-15 Wexford 0-06.
 SCORERS – Laois: Ciaran Comerford 2-7, Sean O’Flynn 1-1, Alan Kinsella 1-0, Mark Barry and Ronan McEvoy 0-2 each, Conor Slevin, Jason Maher, Eoin Dunne 0-1 each

LAOIS
1. Tom McCann (Portarlington)
2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)
3. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)
4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)
5. Cian Langford (Emo)
6. Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood)
7. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)
8. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)
9. John Rogers (Ballyroan)
10. Mark Barry (O’Dempsey’s)
11. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)
12. Ronan McEvoy (Portlaoise)
13. Jason Maher (Portlaoise)
14. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)
15. Damien McCaul (Annanough)

Subs:
Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan) for Kinsella
Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s) for McCaul
Padraig Delaney (The Harps) for Dowling
Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis) for N Dunne
Cathal Duggan (Portlaoise) for Maher
Seamus McEvoy (Emo) for G Saunders
No-one from Graigue, Killeshin, Cretty, either Arles or Ballylinan. Bit of a gap in the county spread there.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on February 11, 2017, 09:08:42 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.

If only we as a county had won as much as Wexford down through the years
If Liam Griffin turned up in Laois we'd laugh at him
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on February 11, 2017, 09:20:18 PM
Tom McCann not BallyroanAbbey
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on February 11, 2017, 09:28:11 PM
Any word on how the games going ?
Won handy. 4-15 to 0-6 I think.
Arent some Wexford shower in the All Ireland schools semi final? I'd imagine thats a very weakened Wexford side.

Still, we should probably light a few bonfires for the boys on the way back from Ferns.

What an idiot!!
Only a bit of sarcasm, wouldn't be like us to get carried away over a few minors.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Ballyroan Abbey on February 11, 2017, 10:54:08 PM
Tom McCann not BallyroanAbbey
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Yeah got him off the harps, a lot of harps lads on it actually as there is courtwood
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on February 12, 2017, 11:19:07 AM
Courtwood flying the flag again fair play to them.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: El Jefe on February 13, 2017, 10:19:26 AM
Courtwood flying the flag again fair play to them.
5 St Paul's lads involved which is great to see and a couple others missing. Young side, think there's 7/8 of the starting team U17. Good win to start the year, fair play to them
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on February 20, 2017, 08:49:29 AM
heard minors playing yesterday, any reports?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on February 20, 2017, 10:41:23 AM
heard minors playing yesterday, any reports?
Won 2-9 to 0-12 away to Galway. That's all I can report though.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on February 21, 2017, 11:56:14 AM
They're playing Cork this Saturday in Stradbally afaik.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: From the Terrace on February 21, 2017, 04:40:22 PM
ta SCFC, match vs cork sunday at 12pm in strad, will be there alright
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on February 26, 2017, 04:42:38 PM
Laois 0-9 Cork 6-13 in the league earlier today, a bad beating by all accounts
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on February 26, 2017, 06:41:07 PM
Laois 0-9 Cork 6-13 in the league earlier today, a bad beating by all accounts
By all accounts?! Did you need another account other than that scoreline? Who's the manager of this again?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on February 26, 2017, 07:08:14 PM
Laois 0-9 Cork 6-13 in the league earlier today, a bad beating by all accounts
By all accounts?! Did you need another account other than that scoreline? Who's the manager of this again?

Was curious to see if team selection had much to do with it.
Noel Delaney, with Seamus Lawlor of portlaoise and Donie Brennan on board I think?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Butch Cassidy on February 27, 2017, 12:06:24 PM
Anyone have any further information on the game? Conditio s must have been shocking but a very bad result considering they won their first game 2 weeks ago
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: blueandwhite1 on February 27, 2017, 12:51:33 PM
So far they hammered Wexford and had a good away win in Galway I believe so this is definitely a surprise.

I'm guessing we didn't have a 'defensive system'!!  ???
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Tony on February 27, 2017, 12:59:27 PM
It was a very poor performance but the scoreline flatters Cork. Few very soft goals and plenty of missed chances for us. Cork minor team is strongest i've seen for a while, massive lads for minor. Don't read too much into scoreline, it was more like a 6-8 point difference in the ability of the teams rather than 20.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on February 27, 2017, 01:51:40 PM
Better days for our minors. I mentioned this on the Video's thread. Rory's stories recollection on our minors in 2004.

A Royal Hiding

Minor football is a great competition, giving young lads a chance to represent their county and the possibility of running out onto the Holy Grail that is Croke Park at 17 or 18 years of age.

Well Back in 2004, I was part of the Meath minor team who genuinely believed we had a serious chance of something special that year, we had a huge big, strong, physical team, all big hardy bucks who were clearly all well fed growing up!!

We had some class acts involved that year, including Cian Ward, Jamie Queeney and current Meath captain Kevin Reilly, along with plenty more talented county minors.

We played in both the Ulster and Leinster league as part of our preparation for the championship campaign. One of our first games of the Leinster league campaign was away to Laois, who were the current defending All –Ireland champion’s at the time, who still had most their team underage and eligible to ‘run-a-mok’ again that year. We travelled down to Stradbally in early February and put in a savage performance, Laois had most there big guns playing that day, including Brendan Quigley, Craig Rogers and Michael J Tierney.

I think we won by maybe 3 or 4 points that day and we believed we were going to win the All Ireland after it, as we thought that was Laois at full strength and we were missing the St. Pats of Navan lads!

Little did we know that Sean Dempsey, Laois manager, ran the bollix out of them the night before that game to give us false hope, “I’ll run the lads heavy before the Meath game, no harm in letting the Royalers beat us and get cocky, we’ll sort that come May”.

I’m convinced that this is what the cute whore Dempsey said to one of his selectors, as we had drawn them in the first round of the Leinster championship later that year.

So Dempsey wanted us to think that this was the Laois team’s full deck of cards that we had beaten on their home patch. Well my lord jaysus wasn’t that a big mistake!!
bigquig

We also played the Ulster league in the build-up to the showdown with men from the O’Moore County. We had beaten Tyrone, Down, and Armagh so we felt that we were really ready to give Leinster a serious whack.
A Different Story

That fateful day in May came around fairly quick; I remember it well as it was one of the hottest days of the year, dreadful tough weather to be running around after nippy corner forwards.

Wiping the sweat onto the sleeve of your jersey while saying to yourself “Jaysus I’m bolloxed altogether- am I fit at all”!

We warmed up on the back pitch in Navan, sprinted over and back like eejits thinking we were ready to bully this star studded Laois outfit for the next 60 minutes.

If my memory serves me right, Laois barely did a warm-up that day, they just simply did a light jog and a good stretch, to conserve all their energy for the exhibition of football they were about to give.

They arrived in Navan that day with Sean Dempsey leading them into the dressing room like a well Drilled Army General, ready to display their football gifts and leave the rest of Ireland dreading the thought of coming up against them.

My god did they give us a football lesson that afternoon.

When the ball was thrown in, you could tell straight away that this Laois team meant business.
They were, and still to this day are, the best minor football team I’ve ever seen or played against, that day they just clicked and it was torture trying to stop them.

They had three big men, Brendan Quigley, who I had a decent tussle with, Colm Begley and Cahir Healy, the rest where small, fast and highly gifted, no more so than Donnie Brennan, my god he was a genius of a minor footballer, there was more weight on a starved cat, but he didn’t need any size or stature as he was a step ahead of the game all day long, a young Gooch Cooper in the making.
Chasing Shadows

They ran around us picking out passes for fun, we certainly didn’t do ourselves justice that day, far from it, but looking back on it now you have to admire how class that team was. One big man in the middle jumping for kick outs, and three or four little terriers under the breaks waiting to come at you in droves and put the ball between the sticks, absolute relentless waves of attacks.

We might have had a small glimmer of hope that day when Quigley got sent off, I was having a bit of an argy bargee with him and I knew he was getting wound up, we had a tussle for a hop ball and he got thick and hit a lad a box in the puss.

The box was harmless enough to tell you the truth, but he got the line for it, which gave us a boost, but this only lifted Laois more and they upped the tempo once again. They were absolute flyers; I would have had more enjoyment and a better chance at chasing a young hen around a golf course than catching them lads.

They went onto trounce us that day, 2-15 to 1-5, we could have no complaints as they gave one of the greatest displays from any minor team on any given day, Unfortunately, for myself and 20 other lads, we had to be their prey on that very warm May afternoon in Pairc Tailteann, Navan.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 28, 2017, 02:15:21 PM
Brilliant, great memories of that one. I remember a meath man letting me out of the car park that day and saying that they really thought they had a team to win the all-Ireland that year. He was devastated...
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: blueandwhite1 on February 28, 2017, 04:28:44 PM
I remember that it was a beautiful day, in every way!

After 10 minutes it was obvious that there was only going to be one winner. That team had some pace and precision and moved the ball like lightening. None of your running into the corner and passing back out towards the 45 to other stationary men.

Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on February 28, 2017, 04:57:20 PM
In fairness at that age group there was no-one like Donie Brennan to find space, turn a marker or ping a pass to a team mate.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on March 21, 2017, 10:27:00 AM
Anyone know how the minors are doing
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Laoisabu on March 21, 2017, 11:04:19 AM
They played Kerry at the weekend. The score was something like 2-16 to 1-6. Kerry are very strong again.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on March 22, 2017, 08:44:15 PM
They played Kerry at the weekend. The score was something like 2-16 to 1-6. Kerry are very strong again.
They're the benchmark alright. Clifford still underage. He's going to be a savage player.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: on the hop on March 22, 2017, 10:24:02 PM
That's Kerry even without the main players from school team that played in the all Ireland semi final
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on April 08, 2017, 12:31:58 PM
Minors beat Armagh by a point up in Armagh this morning. Good, tough game!
Hammered Wicklow a couple of weeks ago. Wicklow are very poor.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on April 18, 2017, 10:52:40 AM
THE PANEL IN FULL IS (* DENOTES U-17)
Ronan McEvoy (Portlaoise)
Jason Maher (Portlaoise)
Ross Brennan (Portlaoise)
Andrew Swayne (Portlaoise*)
Eoin O’Connor (Portlaoise*)
Cathal Duggan (Portlaoise*)
Cian Houlihan (Portlaoise*)
Michael Dowling (Portlaoise*)
Gary Saunders (Portlaoise*)
Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)
Sean O’Flynn (Courtwood*)
Niall Dunne (Courtwood*)
Cian Doyle (Courtwood*)
Ronan Coffey (Portarlington*)
Colin Slevin (Portarlington*)
Alex Mohane (Portarlington*)
Diarmaid Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)
Tom McCann (Ballyroan-Abbey)
John Rogers (Ballyroan-Abbey*)
Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)
Padraig Delaney (The Harps)
Daniel Comerford (The Harps)
Cian Langford (Emo)
Jack Owens (Emo*)
Niall Gorman (Emo*)
Damien McCaul (Annanough*)
Killian Horgan (Annanough*)
Bernard Wheatley (St Joseph’s*)
Dean Brophy (St Joseph’s*)
Paddy Walsh (Killeshin*)
Lee Dunne (Killeshin)
Robert Tyrell (Camross)
Callum Hennessy (Graiguecullen*)
PJ Daly (The Heath*)
Mark Barry (O’Dempseys*)
Craig Adams (Park-Ratheniska*)
Eoin Dunne (Rosenallis)
Evan Hunt (Kilcavan)
Colm Dunne (Timahoe)
Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)
Pierce Nash (Crettyard)
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on April 21, 2017, 11:29:40 AM
Laois Minor Football manager Noel Delaney has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland MFC clash with Louth at 3pm in O'Moore Park

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella captains the side.


1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Jack Owens (Emo)


Courtwood certainly doing something right.  Well represented on teh senior team and 3 starters on the minor team.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on April 21, 2017, 12:09:40 PM
Laois Minor Football manager Noel Delaney has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland MFC clash with Louth at 3pm in O'Moore Park

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella captains the side.


1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Jack Owens (Emo)


Courtwood certainly doing something right.  Well represented on teh senior team and 3 starters on the minor team.

Please excuse my ignorance "The Harps" are ??
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: blueandwhite1 on April 21, 2017, 12:26:54 PM
Laois Minor Football manager Noel Delaney has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland MFC clash with Louth at 3pm in O'Moore Park

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella captains the side.


1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Jack Owens (Emo)


Courtwood certainly doing something right.  Well represented on teh senior team and 3 starters on the minor team.

Please excuse my ignorance "The Harps" are ??

You are obviously not from the hurling part of the county!!  Durrow / Cullohill. Currently a Senior B hurling club who were prominent in the 90s - lost a few Senior finals and got relegated last year. Have provided a few footballers to minor and U21 panels down the years but don't remember any senior inter-county footballers from those parts.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: The Monument Road on April 21, 2017, 12:29:20 PM
Laois Minor Football manager Noel Delaney has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland MFC clash with Louth at 3pm in O'Moore Park

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella captains the side.


1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Jack Owens (Emo)


Courtwood certainly doing something right.  Well represented on teh senior team and 3 starters on the minor team.

Please excuse my ignorance "The Harps" are ??
One of the very first amalgamations in laois. Durrow/Cullohill area which is a hurling locality. Those two Comerfords are brothers(Twins i think) and are also on the Laois Minor hurling team. the family used to live in Kileen and the young lads once played underage hurling for st Josephs. Family moved to that area so as to give the lads a better chance of improving at hurling. I may need correction on some of that info 8)
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on April 21, 2017, 12:37:14 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: The Monument Road on April 21, 2017, 01:26:17 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Not sure but the father is a Kilkenny man and may be from around the Johnstown area which is close to Cullohill.He is a fanatical hurling man
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on April 21, 2017, 02:32:42 PM
Laois Minor Football manager Noel Delaney has announced his starting 15 for Saturday's Electric Ireland MFC clash with Louth at 3pm in O'Moore Park

Courtwood's Alan Kinsella captains the side.


1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Michael Dowling (Portlaoise)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. Colin Slevin (Portarlington)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Jack Owens (Emo)


Courtwood certainly doing something right.  Well represented on teh senior team and 3 starters on the minor team.

Please excuse my ignorance "The Harps" are ??

You are obviously not from the hurling part of the county!!  Durrow / Cullohill. Currently a Senior B hurling club who were prominent in the 90s - lost a few Senior finals and got relegated last year. Have provided a few footballers to minor and U21 panels down the years but don't remember any senior inter-county footballers from those parts.

Haven't lived in Laois for a long time, but yes of course Durrow/Cullohill I do remember now.
Robert Tyrell first Camross man to play Laois football no ???
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: steven seagal on April 21, 2017, 02:40:57 PM
Tadgh Doran could have played minor as well, althought I'm not sure. He was a very good underage footballer
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 21, 2017, 02:45:43 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on April 21, 2017, 02:53:04 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.

To be fair The Harps didn't have much to do with it, the twins would'be played their underage football with Ballylinan, they only transferred to The Harps this year. Credit where credit is due for the Ballylinan/Glenmore amalgamation for making the lads into two terrific footballers.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 21, 2017, 02:55:56 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.

To be fair The Harps didn't have much to do with it, the twins would'be played their underage football with Ballylinan, they only transferred to The Harps this year. Credit where credit is due for the Ballylinan/Glenmore amalgamation for making the lads into two terrific footballers.
Ah right, only this year. I thought they won a Minor B or something there a year or two back no?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on April 21, 2017, 03:06:14 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.

To be fair The Harps didn't have much to do with it, the twins would'be played their underage football with Ballylinan, they only transferred to The Harps this year. Credit where credit is due for the Ballylinan/Glenmore amalgamation for making the lads into two terrific footballers.
Ah right, only this year. I thought they won a Minor B or something there a year or two back no?


Correct my mistake. They played the Minor B with The Harps last year after they were knocked out of the minor & u17 competitions with ballylinan.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 21, 2017, 03:11:01 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.

To be fair The Harps didn't have much to do with it, the twins would'be played their underage football with Ballylinan, they only transferred to The Harps this year. Credit where credit is due for the Ballylinan/Glenmore amalgamation for making the lads into two terrific footballers.
Ah right, only this year. I thought they won a Minor B or something there a year or two back no?


Correct my mistake. They played the Minor B with The Harps last year after they were knocked out of the minor & u17 competitions with ballylinan.
They played with two different Clubs Minor last year?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: The Monument Road on April 21, 2017, 10:13:00 PM
Have the parents got any connections over that side of the county? Fair committment from them if not to allow their sons to hurl.
Great going for The Harps to have two lads on a Laois Minor football team, even if they are twins (they are) and have football background. Ciaran is obviously a star player with the hurlers, while I believe Dan is on it too. PJ Daly from The Heath is a Clonad man and also midfield with the hurlers.

To be fair The Harps didn't have much to do with it, the twins would'be played their underage football with Ballylinan, they only transferred to The Harps this year. Credit where credit is due for the Ballylinan/Glenmore amalgamation for making the lads into two terrific footballers.
Ah right, only this year. I thought they won a Minor B or something there a year or two back no?


Correct my mistake. They played the Minor B with The Harps last year after they were knocked out of the minor & u17 competitions with ballylinan.
They played with two different Clubs Minor last year?
I think those boys actually got a transfer to the Harps in 2015 while still living in Kileen. They probably played football that year locally ( Arles parish ) The family moved to the Harps area in early 2016 and now they play both codes with the Harps.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on April 22, 2017, 01:02:24 PM
Good luck to the minors today. God knows, we need a boost as a GAA county.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: clonadmad on April 22, 2017, 05:03:38 PM
Beaten by 2 points after extra time
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unison on April 22, 2017, 05:31:09 PM
More of what we have come to expect from Laois minor football teams over the last decade or so i.e. not too bad in defence and midfield but woefully insipid forward play. Coming away from these matches you realise just how spoilt we were when we had good teams that could play exciting football.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: les Antiques on April 22, 2017, 06:20:10 PM
Demoralising leaving today once again . The talent is just there and as the previous poster said we were now appreciate how spoilt Laois football once was at this level.
We have Meath in the Qualifiers .
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 20
Post by: town1980 on April 22, 2017, 07:02:59 PM
Mark Rooney gets Laois to a Leinster final and then he doesn't get the job I ask why????? Having witnessed that against Louth no lads Louth I might ask and we're playing at home we all deserve to know who picked this management team .... we let in 2-11 and a poster says we were good defensively???? Our forward unit did nothing I'm been negative but that was shite today u21 was shite and the senior is shite,,,, county board watts going on,????we don't av one manager that would inspire  mouse to play and that's totally obivious in all grades,,,, Meath will run over us
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unison on April 22, 2017, 07:21:57 PM
There was absolutely no link up play in the forward line what so ever today. The missed penalty effort said it all. With nothing coming through, It looks like we'll be in Div 4 at senior level for a long time to come. The Mark Rooney thing is hard to explain.

I hope the County Board boys got their sandwiches today.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 20
Post by: blueandwhite1 on April 22, 2017, 07:47:08 PM
Mark Rooney gets Laois to a Leinster final and then he doesn't get the job I ask why????? Having witnessed that against Louth no lads Louth I might ask and we're playing at home we all deserve to know who picked this management team .... we let in 2-11 and a poster says we were good defensively???? Our forward unit did nothing I'm been negative but that was shite today u21 was shite and the senior is shite,,,, county board watts going on,????we don't av one manager that would inspire  mouse to play and that's totally obivious in all grades,,,, Meath will run over us

You realy have the most one dimensional analytical skills when it comes to football. Team play poorly, Manager out.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: town1980 on April 22, 2017, 08:35:24 PM
So u think getting rid of mark was a good choice????if I'm wrong and I don't pick the managers let's see if they keep the managers all three by the end of the year,,
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Clubber Lang on April 22, 2017, 08:52:05 PM
Laois minors weren't exactly impressive last year losing badly to Meath in their first game, beaten well in Leinster final and Galway were far too strong for them in the All-Ireland quarter final. We ended up in a Leinster final mainly due to Meath, Dublin, Kildare all ending up on one side of the draw after the opening series of games if my memory serves me correct. While I wouldn't have removed Rooney from the role I wouldn't be confident in saying he would have done much better with this group of players than the current management are doing. Laois GAA is now on a par with counties like Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow at underage level. Unfortunately, we need to accept where we are at. Management can only work with the players that are there. Laois supporters need to stop comparing our current minor teams to the teams from 1995-2007. A decade or more has passed. Hard luck to the lads today. They gave it their best shot and they can't be faulted for that. It was a close game with Louth getting the crucial goal in extra time to edge it.   
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on April 22, 2017, 09:14:44 PM
Laois minors weren't exactly impressive last year losing badly to Meath in their first game, beaten well in Leinster final and Galway were far too strong for them in the All-Ireland quarter final. We ended up in a Leinster final mainly due to Meath, Dublin, Kildare all ending up on one side of the draw after the opening series of games if my memory serves me correct. While I wouldn't have removed Rooney from the role I wouldn't be confident in saying he would have done much better with this group of players than the current management are doing. Laois GAA is now on a par with counties like Longford, Louth, Offaly, Westmeath, Wicklow at underage level. Unfortunately, we need to accept where we are at. Management can only work with the players that are there. Laois supporters need to stop comparing our current minor teams to the teams from 1995-2007. A decade or more has passed. Hard luck to the lads today. They gave it their best shot and they can't be faulted for that. It was a close game with Louth getting the crucial goal in extra time to edge it.
My understanding is that Mark Rooney wanted big money to stay on and county board couldn't meet his terms.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on April 22, 2017, 09:17:53 PM
Rooney got lucky last year, however it would be wrong to say he was looking for big money.  I think it was the cost of running the team over shot and he was not prepared to work at nearly half the budget.  Presume the money was diverted to Senior Management.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on April 22, 2017, 10:37:08 PM
Just on the game itself, I thought Laois deserved a penalty at the end of extra time. Looked clear to me.
On the team, I thought the keeper was solid enough. Full back line did well enough with O'Flynn looking a fine prospect. Wing backs Saunders and Slevin also impressed me.
Whelan and Kinsella finished with 6 points each but both mixed the good with the bad. We never really clicked up front. Dunne and Coffey had a few good moments but Owens, Barry and Comerford all disappointed me.
One of the most frustrating things was our failure to disrupt their short kick out strategy. Time and again Louth found a free man with ease. No sweeper, it shouldn't have happened so easily.
Meath next. Will be a tough one I'd imagine.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Giovanni on April 24, 2017, 04:15:14 PM
I don't know enough about these players to know whether they're talented or not. On the evidence of that game, I thought we had better footballers than Louth (although some of our shooting was very poor indeed). Some of the refereeing decisions were pretty bizarre too and that certainly didn't help.

The thing is, however, that Louth worked harder. The very best teams will have workrate and talent. All the rest can at least have the workrate. We looked like we didn't have very much of either. We have a very tough one next but at least there's a chance to redeem ourselves.

For what it's worth, I thought Tyrell from Camross looks like he could become a very good player (if he's willing to work at it and he's coached properly).
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: ILikeStrawberryJam on April 24, 2017, 10:09:04 PM
Saw the highlights on tg4 ..  laois were robbed based on the small bit they showed ..

Penalties awarded and not so were baffling ..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Tony on April 25, 2017, 09:40:43 AM
HOW was that NOT a peno at the end. Just watch, this isn't rugby. Look at 8:55 of this video. I was at the town end of the stand and knew it was a peno at the time, how did ref not give that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wkZEfs9_jk
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on April 25, 2017, 10:04:09 AM
Just a couple of points.

On the highlights there Louth scored a point on 4.20 and after breaking up a Laois attack the ball went the length of the pitch without being kicked once, in fact there wasn't even one solo, before being kicked over the bar. Very little kick passing from Louth in those highlights. Not the way football should be played imo.

Laois can feel badly after that. Missing the penalty having scored the goal when the foul was committed. Certainly looking at the footage if Louth were awarded a penalty for that coming together then the tackle on the Laois forward was a stonewall penalty. You also had the ref overruling the umpires for a Louth point.

Based on the hightlights Laois looked the better footballers but from reading reports they kicked poorly at the Louth goal. Sometimes the better option is to pass to a better placed teammate than going for the spectacular. All in all they can feel hard done by but have a second chance but Meath must be really kicking themselves after throwing away a 10 point lead so they must be handly enough and will be mad to redeem themselves.
I can't see Louth doing too much in the campaign.

Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 25, 2017, 01:30:34 PM
Wondered it on Saturday, but why are we wearing the old jersey?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Tony on April 26, 2017, 10:02:25 AM
That minor game is really getting my back up. At the match I thought the louth penalty was a foot block and fairly given. Now on closer inspection at 8.05 in that video, clearly just hits the back of the knee. Terrible decision for ref being so close. Hate making excuses but we were robbed. One clear pen for us not given, a pen for them given when it shouldn't have been amongst other poor decisions. It's hardest on the players as they're training hard and for bad decisions by the ref to dictate your success is hard to take.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 26, 2017, 10:07:52 AM
That minor game is really getting my back up. At the match I thought the louth penalty was a foot block and fairly given. Now on closer inspection at 8.05 in that video, clearly just hits the back of the knee. Terrible decision for ref being so close. Hate making excuses but we were robbed. One clear pen for us not given, a pen for them given when it shouldn't have been amongst other poor decisions. It's hardest on the players as they're training hard and for bad decisions by the ref to dictate your success is hard to take.
Thats still a foot block. The Laois defender ran into the player as he was taking a kick. Tough on the defender, but by the letter of the law, a penalty.

The pull down was a penalty also, and most likely a black card into the bargain.

The first penalty shouldn't have been given as there was an immediate advantage.

But the Louth one was definitely a penalty also. You can't just run into a players leg as he is kicking the ball, regardless of where he strikes you when you do.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Tony on April 26, 2017, 02:34:15 PM
RULE 5 AGGRESSIVE FOULS
5.12 To block or attempt to block with the boot
when an opponent is kicking the ball from the
hand(s).

PENALTY FOR THE ABOVE FOULS -
(i) Caution the offender; order off for
second cautionable foul.
(ii) Free kick from where the foul occurred
except as provided under Exceptions of
Rule 2.2.



Where abouts does it say that if a player hits the ball off the back of your knee, it's a free or penalty to them?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 26, 2017, 02:35:41 PM
RULE 5 AGGRESSIVE FOULS
5.12 To block or attempt to block with the boot
when an opponent is kicking the ball from the
hand(s).

PENALTY FOR THE ABOVE FOULS -
(i) Caution the offender; order off for
second cautionable foul.
(ii) Free kick from where the foul occurred
except as provided under Exceptions of
Rule 2.2.



Where abouts does it say that if a player hits the ball off the back of your knee, it's a free or penalty to them?
You think a footblock only pertains to the foot area? Try that in a match and see how you go.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Tony on April 26, 2017, 03:00:35 PM
I'm reading the definition of the rule book and it clearly states the word "boot". Not knee, thigh or arse. If we're going by the words of the rule book, that wasn't a peno. Otherwise, the rules need to be a LOT less vague. I've seen a lot of penalties given for actual blocks by the BOOT but I haven't seen any like that one. Anyone have ANY other footage of a pen for any team been given where someone strikes the ball off someones back knee, thigh or arse?

If I was to ask the referee why it was given, why is it he could say "it was a foot block", when it struck the back of the knee (the popliteus fossa). That needs to be sorted. GAA rules can be very vague but if we're taking it word for word, that is not a penalty kick.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on April 26, 2017, 03:01:20 PM
I'm reading the definition of the rule book and it clearly states the word "boot". Not knee, thigh or arse. If we're going by the words of the rule book, that wasn't a peno. Otherwise, the rules need to be a LOT less vague. I've seen a lot of penalties given for actual blocks by the BOOT but I haven't seen any like that one. Anyone have ANY other footage of a pen for any team been given where someone strikes the ball off someones back knee, thigh or arse?

If I was to ask the referee why it was given, why is it he could say "it was a foot block", when it struck the back of the knee (the popliteus fossa). That needs to be sorted. GAA rules can be very vague but if we're taking it word for word, that is not a penalty kick.
Its a footblock and a penalty.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on April 26, 2017, 04:03:41 PM
Pity that ref wasn't reffing some of the Dublin games in recent years. Philly McMahon has footblocked on more than one occasion.

Also, should that rule not also apply to goalkeepers?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on May 03, 2017, 09:25:35 AM
How they looking for Saturday ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 05, 2017, 02:51:28 PM
One Change For Laois v Meath..
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/05/05/one-change-laois-minor-football-team-meath-clash/
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unison on May 06, 2017, 04:35:04 PM
Well done to the minors. Great result. Listening to LMFM, where Mattie Kerrigan was full of praise for Portarlington man, Colin Slevin who he said was brilliant. Also great praise for Whelan and Comerford.  I must say I did not see that result coming after the Louth match.

Its nice to have a bit of good news for Laois football at last. I hope the quarter final draw will be kind to them!!
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 06, 2017, 04:41:11 PM
Great win for the Minor footballers today, down 0-6 to 0-4 at half time and went 0-9 to 0-4 down after 15 min's of the second half. They really put the shoulder to the wheel then and levelled it with 3 min's to go.

Then Diarmuid Whelan, who had come back on after being injured fired over the winner and although Meath had a chance from a free to level the game, it was kicked wide and Laois had pulled of a brilliant victory..
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: BallyroanAbu on May 06, 2017, 04:58:18 PM
Great News,
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: merman on May 06, 2017, 06:12:59 PM
Delighted for the lads. Great effort by all.

I don't mean to be a negative b**tard but something bothered me the last day and it does again today.
That's two matches in a row now where a player substituted was brought back in near the end. I appreciate that there was an injury involved today and that management know their players a hell of a lot better than I do but I don't think its right and fair; especially when they are carrying a panel in excess of 40 for both minor and U17 grades.

Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Keyser Söze on May 06, 2017, 07:39:39 PM
Excellent result. Very positive. Well done to all!
(Delaney out! :))
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: justinn on May 06, 2017, 07:42:10 PM
Well done to the minors today. Eleven of the players used today u17.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: OTF on May 06, 2017, 08:19:02 PM
That's a great win !! well done.
Who do they meet next.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 20
Post by: The Monument Road on May 06, 2017, 08:57:31 PM
Mark Rooney gets Laois to a Leinster final and then he doesn't get the job I ask why????? Having witnessed that against Louth no lads Louth I might ask and we're playing at home we all deserve to know who picked this management team .... we let in 2-11 and a poster says we were good defensively???? Our forward unit did nothing I'm been negative but that was shite today u21 was shite and the senior is shite,,,, county board watts going on,????we don't av one manager that would inspire  mouse to play and that's totally obivious in all grades,,,, Meath will run over us
Well done to those young boys today and to the management team...Town1980 have you any comment especially on your thinking on what meath would do...
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 20
Post by: clonadmad on May 06, 2017, 09:08:13 PM
Mark Rooney gets Laois to a Leinster final and then he doesn't get the job I ask why????? Having witnessed that against Louth no lads Louth I might ask and we're playing at home we all deserve to know who picked this management team .... we let in 2-11 and a poster says we were good defensively???? Our forward unit did nothing I'm been negative but that was shite today u21 was shite and the senior is shite,,,, county board watts going on,????we don't av one manager that would inspire  mouse to play and that's totally obivious in all grades,,,, Meath will run over us
Well done to those young boys today and to the management team...Town1980 have you any comment especially on your thinking on what meath would do...

He's busy at the minute,trawling the bars of Portlaoise for errant county players
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 20
Post by: The Monument Road on May 06, 2017, 11:09:11 PM
Mark Rooney gets Laois to a Leinster final and then he doesn't get the job I ask why????? Having witnessed that against Louth no lads Louth I might ask and we're playing at home we all deserve to know who picked this management team .... we let in 2-11 and a poster says we were good defensively???? Our forward unit did nothing I'm been negative but that was shite today u21 was shite and the senior is shite,,,, county board watts going on,????we don't av one manager that would inspire  mouse to play and that's totally obivious in all grades,,,, Meath will run over us
Well done to those young boys today and to the management team...Town1980 have you any comment especially on your thinking on what meath would do...

He's busy at the minute,trawling the bars of Portlaoise for errant county players
Maybe he works in a bar OR maybe he owns on 8)
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on May 07, 2017, 09:44:25 AM
http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/05/06/whelanaa-lands-winner-laois-minor-footballer-beat-meath-navan/  8) 8)
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Bud Wiser on May 07, 2017, 02:33:06 PM
Whoever was tweeting the scores during the game must have been doing it from a pub as well. Shocking stuff, and then announced Meath as the winners
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on May 07, 2017, 04:22:12 PM
Whoever was tweeting the scores during the game must have been doing it from a pub as well. Shocking stuff, and then announced Meath as the winners

Agreed. Terrible service. They put up full time beside a number of different second half tweets!
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on May 07, 2017, 04:52:16 PM
Whoever was tweeting the scores during the game must have been doing it from a pub as well. Shocking stuff, and then announced Meath as the winners

Agreed. Terrible service. They put up full time beside a number of different second half tweets!
Terrible service? Do they not pretty much update every game, score by score? Sure, the fella on the tiller yesterday made an error, but f**k sake, give him a break. Its most definitely NOT a terrible service. I'd like if they told us scorers too, but all in all, its a fine service, yesterdays glitch aside.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Butch Cassidy on May 07, 2017, 08:23:30 PM
Laois v Kildare on Saturday 20th of May. Big weekend for Laois football hopefully they can get it off to a good start and get plenty of support
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on May 07, 2017, 08:26:19 PM
Whoever was tweeting the scores during the game must have been doing it from a pub as well. Shocking stuff, and then announced Meath as the winners

Agreed. Terrible service. They put up full time beside a number of different second half tweets!
Terrible service? Do they not pretty much update every game, score by score? Sure, the fella on the tiller yesterday made an error, but f**k sake, give him a break. Its most definitely NOT a terrible service. I'd like if they told us scorers too, but all in all, its a fine service, yesterdays glitch aside.
I agree it's generally not a terrible service but it was yesterday which is what I meant. 
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: blueandwhite1 on May 07, 2017, 10:37:26 PM
They do a great job with the tweets in fairness. Yesterday was an exception with the 'full time' error but we will get over it. Would be great if scorers could be included alright.

Back to minors - Kildare would be seen as about as tough a draw as could be expected. Will it be home or away?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on May 08, 2017, 09:15:56 AM
If its in Portlaoise surely it wouldnt be the worst idea to move the game to the Sunday and play before the seniors
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on May 08, 2017, 11:11:01 AM
If its in Portlaoise surely it wouldnt be the worst idea to move the game to the Sunday and play before the seniors
Not possible, its fixed for the carpark.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on May 08, 2017, 11:18:27 AM
Fair enough, they are moving the Wexford/Carlow game to the Sunday seemingly to co-incide with the senior game
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 08, 2017, 11:37:08 AM
Is there a home and away arrangement with Kildare? Game on in Newbridge when Laois were first out in draw. All other ties have home venue for first drawn team!
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: steven seagal on May 08, 2017, 11:58:08 AM
I think there is a home/away agreement in all minor and U-21 championships, that's why we had Louth at home and Meath away this year, having had the reverse fixtures last year. Last time we played Kildare (outside of the final) was in the semi-final in Portlaoise a few years ago, so this time it's up to that sh!tbox of a grounds in Newbridge
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: The Monument Road on May 10, 2017, 12:49:14 PM
If its in Portlaoise surely it wouldnt be the worst idea to move the game to the Sunday and play before the seniors
Not possible, its fixed for the carpark.
I'm slow Don. Couldnt make out what you were on about and only copped on when i saw Conleths as the venue.Your being a bit disingenuous to car parks.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on May 10, 2017, 01:01:53 PM
If its in Portlaoise surely it wouldnt be the worst idea to move the game to the Sunday and play before the seniors
Not possible, its fixed for the carpark.
I'm slow Don. Couldnt make out what you were on about and only copped on when i saw Conleths as the venue.Your being a bit disingenuous to car parks.
Carparks generally do have more character alright. But, its got carparking spaces marked out on it, they can be seen from space. Thats all we need to know. Thats a carpark.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 19, 2017, 11:33:00 AM
Minor Team named for Kildare game tomorrow.

1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Cian Langford (Emo)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. John Rogers (Ballyroan Abbey)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Dean Brophy (St Joseph's)
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on May 19, 2017, 11:48:00 AM
Minor Team named for Kildare game tomorrow.

1. Thomas McCann (Ballyroan Abbey)

2. Cian Langford (Emo)

3. Sean O'Flynn (Courtwood)

4. Daniel Comerford (The Harps)

5. John Rogers (Ballyroan Abbey)

6. Seamus Lacey (Ballylinan)

7. Gary Saunders (Portlaoise)

8. Robert Tyrell (Camross)

9. Diarmuid Whelan (Ballyroan Abbey)

10. Alan Kinsella (Courtwood)

11. Niall Dunne (Courtwood)

12. Ronan Coffey (Portarlington)

13. Mark Barry (O'Dempsey's)

14. Ciaran Comerford (The Harps)

15. Dean Brophy (St Joseph's)

Colin Slevin injured will be a massive loss at wing back. Hopefully the two new lads do well.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 19, 2017, 11:54:47 AM
So 2 changes in defense both on the same side of the park, corner and half back. Hopefully it works out for them.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 19, 2017, 12:00:40 PM
Fair play to the Comerford brothers I think this is their 7th consecutive weekend of championship games with Laois.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Unison on May 19, 2017, 12:10:47 PM
Very surprised not to see Colin Slevin on the team. Is he injured?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on May 19, 2017, 04:44:07 PM
Very surprised not to see Colin Slevin on the team. Is he injured?

Broke his thumb in training during the week
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: County baller on May 19, 2017, 10:53:47 PM
I hear theres 4 changes to the team that's named in the programme
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: town1980 on May 20, 2017, 05:03:05 PM
No score for 28 mins says it all : :-X
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: blueandwhite1 on May 20, 2017, 05:14:46 PM
No score for 28 mins says it all : :-X

What is your very sophisticated analysis of the reasons for the loss Town1980?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 24, 2017, 12:51:27 PM
Curious to know why Leinster minor games are not on before senior games anymore. Ulster had minor on last week before senior game and again this week. Always enjoyed going in early to watch the minor game. 
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Don Draper on May 24, 2017, 12:53:45 PM
Curious to know why Leinster minor games are not on before senior games anymore. Ulster had minor on last week before senior game and again this week. Always enjoyed going in early to watch the minor game.
I doubt Kildare would moved the game to Portlaoise just to suit us.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: redsetanta on May 24, 2017, 01:00:20 PM
I know that but when and why did it become stand alone? It's been a good while now and as I said just curious considering Ulster have still kept it up.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: GAA-SMART on July 20, 2017, 03:41:05 PM
Are the management staying on for next year ?
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: SCFC on October 16, 2017, 12:22:26 PM
Just revisiting this. Based on games I've seen since the last post on this thread in the senior, minor and under 17 championships, I'd have to question how a few lads didn't make at least the minor panel.
Kevin Byrne, Jordan Fitzpatrick, the Port minor full back (Kennedy?), Matthew Byron are four lads I've been fierce impressed with.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: KOTS3 on October 16, 2017, 09:57:53 PM
Just revisiting this. Based on games I've seen since the last post on this thread in the senior, minor and under 17 championships, I'd have to question how a few lads didn't make at least the minor panel.
Kevin Byrne, Jordan Fitzpatrick, the Port minor full back (Kennedy?), Matthew Byron are four lads I've been fierce impressed with.

Byrne, Fitz and Kennedy all started on the u16 squad 2 years ago. Strange to see.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: steven seagal on October 17, 2017, 10:10:42 AM
I think the Fitzpatrick chap was with the Leinster rugby academy, or some way involved with their youth set up, so he was tied up with that.
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on October 18, 2017, 10:59:22 AM
Even though the qualifying age is now under 17 it's still Minor so here is our new Minor manager.

http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/17/new-laois-u-17-football-manager-follow-fathers-footsteps/
Title: Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2017
Post by: Heshs Umpire on October 18, 2017, 11:58:35 AM
Even though the qualifying age is now under 17 it's still Minor so here is our new Minor manager.

http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/10/17/new-laois-u-17-football-manager-follow-fathers-footsteps/
Best of luck to Donncha with next year's minors. Hope he gets a good team around him.