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Messages - Don Draper

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:56:35 PM »
My point is that the population of the Mountmellick urban area must be a lot higher than that of Ballyfin. I will omit the 'small' part of rural club.

Barrowhouse are now playing underage with Arles so I would think the Josephs arrangements of the past are just that past tense.
Ballyfin are a large Parish, with no other clubs involved if I am reading it correct? Mountmellick is a town with two clubs working out of it, not to mention the likes of Kilcavan and Rosenallis dipping in and out, as well as other sports also. They took their eye off the ball recently on their underage to an alarming extent, but traditionally they've never been a strong force in Laois GAA. Rightly or wrongly, they've never even won a Senior in hurling or football.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:27:06 PM »
It might sound like I have it in for Mountmellick but a relatively large urban club having to join with a small rural club to play senior football? Mountmellick should concentrate getting up to senior on their own merit.
Ballyfin, a small rural club? Are they not a parish onto themselves?

Mountmellick should be ashamed of themselves for the situation that has developed, and Ballyfin are a testament to how a dual club should be run, but lets not get carried away here. Ballypickas are a small rural club.

Ballyfin deserve credit for Sure ...Mountmellick on the other hand mmmmmm

I can see this working as all the players have played with each other at juv level ...same for Timahoe stradbally barrowhouse and Joes...Can only be good to add to the quality of the senior teams!
I very much doubt Barrowhouse will go in with Joes  :o :o :o :o :o :o

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 21, 2017, 01:09:35 PM »
It might sound like I have it in for Mountmellick but a relatively large urban club having to join with a small rural club to play senior football? Mountmellick should concentrate getting up to senior on their own merit.
Ballyfin, a small rural club? Are they not a parish onto themselves?

Mountmellick should be ashamed of themselves for the situation that has developed, and Ballyfin are a testament to how a dual club should be run, but lets not get carried away here. Ballypickas are a small rural club.

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Laois / Re: Laois U-21 Championship 2017
« on: November 19, 2017, 08:48:33 AM »
Big win for port both minor and u21 if they keep things together over there it could transfer to the senior team going on this years form
No way? Minor and U21 success could transfer to senior success? Outrageous thinking, but you might be onto something here.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:17:06 PM »
Some interesting rumours around regarding transfers of some Laois footballers. One out of Laois and a couple of moves inside the county.
Fire them up there buddy
One to Athy and another one to make a short move to Josephs I heard. Don't know its true but they both have come from a lad who knows more than me about these things.
Sensational transfer request is in the pipeline i hear. It is jaw dropping but to be fair to the individual i cannot say anything further. Letting the name onto a public forum would probably allow grumblers to begin a campaign to immobilize the individuals chances of the transfer succeeding. I hear the chances of the transfer going through is almost 100% certain.
Incredible to think Zach would be coming back, and to Stradbally no less, Jesus thatís unbelievable news.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 17, 2017, 01:33:09 PM »
I don't think any of the parties to the amalgamation can afford to walk away. Unless they have somewhere else to go?
Depends if one of the clubs fears for its own production line as a result of lack of game time.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 17, 2017, 11:07:55 AM »
I'm conscious that I don't want to start another sideshow with you, and in general, I respect what you're saying. I've made the choice not to commit financially to Laois because there is a lot that goes on that I disagree with. Way too much to go into in depth, but players drinking would be part of it. So I've informed the club that I won't be buying or selling the ticket for the foreseeable future. That's my choice and I'm happy enough with it. If lads want to drink and play football that's their business, but I don't believe that any county worth it's salt would tolerate that, and we did. Just my opinion and don't care who thinks if I'm right or wrong. We win nothing and we go nowhere with drinkers
You realise, in essence, its your club you're punishing, not Laois GAA?

I do plenty for the club on a voluntary basis so I wouldn't just measure my contribution financially. Like most clubs in Laois, they too can have a fairly casual approach at Senior level. It honestly doesn't matter that much to me any more. I'd love to see us go well obviously, but there always seems to be a few rogues in the Laois set up and with that mindset, you can't expect too much
So anyone who does something voluntarily for a Club is absolved of any fundraising requirements? Interesting approach.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:17:04 AM »
If it Sean Moore, it's not accurate. He's not leaving Ballyfin.
Cant see why he would. Be very strange, and disappointing if another club was trying to poach a player already at senior level.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:16:01 AM »
I believe the Clonaslee Annanough football thing is gone. County board are only allowing amalgamation of neighbouring clubs or historically linked clubs?
Annanough got nothing out of it anyway only injuries and relegated. They should focus on getting back up out of junior.
Speaking to any Annanough man and they felt it worked very well, despite the relegation. Their players got exposure to senior, and could still play alongside their clubmen as well. They felt the relegation wasn't related to the amalgamation.

The county board would do well to pull their f**king finger out and sort out an avenue for junior and intermediate club players to get access to the top grade of football without having to make up esb bills before they destroy the club structures at lower levels in Laois.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:06:10 AM »
Ballinakill Gaels with Ballypickas wouldn't be a bad option.

That could free up Shanahoe to join up with Clonad and Colt as the Raheen Parish Gaels.

Unfortunately the Raheen Parish Gaels amalgamation at juvenile level is under pressure already
That would be disappointing if true.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:05:13 AM »
Some interesting rumours around regarding transfers of some Laois footballers. One out of Laois and a couple of moves inside the county.
Fire them up there buddy

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: November 17, 2017, 10:04:29 AM »
I'm conscious that I don't want to start another sideshow with you, and in general, I respect what you're saying. I've made the choice not to commit financially to Laois because there is a lot that goes on that I disagree with. Way too much to go into in depth, but players drinking would be part of it. So I've informed the club that I won't be buying or selling the ticket for the foreseeable future. That's my choice and I'm happy enough with it. If lads want to drink and play football that's their business, but I don't believe that any county worth it's salt would tolerate that, and we did. Just my opinion and don't care who thinks if I'm right or wrong. We win nothing and we go nowhere with drinkers
You realise, in essence, its your club you're punishing, not Laois GAA?

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Laois / Re: Laois U-21 Championship 2017
« on: November 16, 2017, 03:32:05 PM »
Could be the first step in the two Arles's getting back together again..  And not before time in my opinion.
It will in its hole, do you know what jerseys they wear?

Inform us?
Barrowhouse jerseys. Figure out why yourself.

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Laois / Re: Laois U-21 Championship 2017
« on: November 16, 2017, 01:17:49 PM »
Could be the first step in the two Arles's getting back together again..  And not before time in my opinion.
It will in its hole, do you know what jerseys they wear?

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Laois / Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« on: November 16, 2017, 01:17:24 PM »
Wouldn't worry about it too much, it's a competition that benefits injured players and gives players games instead of training only. What can be wrong with that ?
They're running it arseways, thats whats wrong with it.

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