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Re: Laois SFC 2017
« Reply #90 on: August 14, 2017, 04:16:11 PM »
Ballyfin were a breath of fresh air Saturday they played alovely brand of fast attacking football.

Only in experience and two late goals meant a nervous finish for them they were 7-8 points the better team.

James Finn gave and tremendous performance in midfield as did Rob Tyrell.

They are a fine dual club and must take great credit for what they achieve on such small numbers.
They had some support there Saturday altho im sure all the neutrals added there voices to the exciting finish.

Ben Conroy coming back will only add more options to there attack.

Portlaoise have a serious full forward line that has goals goals goals in them.

They will be hard to stop.



Ballylinan played great football and deserved their win.

Port look like a team destined for a semi spot.

I didn't see Graigue v the Heath or Arles v Killeshin.



Kileen did enough to win against a Mounmellick team lacking fitness.

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Re: Laois SFC 2017
« Reply #91 on: August 14, 2017, 08:27:21 PM »
Ballyroan Abu what happened yee yesterday evening????

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« Reply #92 on: August 16, 2017, 11:38:14 AM »
Good to see Portarlington and Graigue joining Portlaoise in the quarters. We've spoken about the contribution of the urban centres to the Laois cause in the past so this has to be welcomed. Mountmellick down in the relegation fight isn't good for a town that size.

Stradbally in relegation does nothing for their credibility either being the defending champions.

Josephs going nowhere again this year and it's hard to look beyond Portlaoise for a winner although they might get a game from Graigue or Port were they to meet. In saying that Graigue have promised much in the past and failed to deliver.
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« Reply #93 on: August 16, 2017, 11:57:01 AM »
i feel both graigue and portarlington are differant this year,port had the easier game against a very poor looking ballyroan side,ballyroan should have been beaten by crettyard whilst gragiue in my opinion have shown a little bit of character to turn around a dismal first half to a super second half against the heath  and i think it will bring them on further they have definately responded to p clancy been over them when you look at how far  back ballyroan have gone in my opinion compared to last year, all said i cannot see anyone stopping the town were just on the money at thin minute and look a united team and a changed team if only mal seen the potential in a couple of them last year its 11 in arow we would be going for   

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Re: Laois SFC 2017
« Reply #94 on: August 16, 2017, 03:55:23 PM »
Good to see Portarlington and Graigue joining Portlaoise in the quarters. We've spoken about the contribution of the urban centres to the Laois cause in the past so this has to be welcomed.
Not enough players from those three clubs on the Laois senior panel.
A lot of lads won't commit for whatever reason.

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« Reply #95 on: August 16, 2017, 04:05:53 PM »
Graiguecullen have a lot of young players at the moment and the still have to develop physically to compete with the top teams. They were lost in the first half and only started to compete when Aaron Forbes came in as he is a big, physical guy. 
Clancy is doing a great job there but I feel the next round could be a bit too far for them depending who they draw. If he gets three years with them they could turn into a very good team as they have the talent to get to a final.

http://www.laoistoday.ie/2017/08/16/updated-laois-gaa-football-rankings-two-rounds-championship/
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« Reply #96 on: August 17, 2017, 09:03:12 AM »
Its so refreshing to so Port and Graigue bringing so many young lads through.   Its a testament to both clubs. Laois in general needs this.

In the championship as a whole I'm impressed with the younger generation playing, most are still very raw and not ready for inter county action but there seems to be something to build on .

It should be a tight enough finish to the championship but unlike previous years Portlaoise look in the mood for this championship .

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« Reply #97 on: August 17, 2017, 10:00:55 PM »
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