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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 25, 2021, 09:56:02 AM »
U15 last night

Laois A beat Wexford by 2 points

Laois B took a bit of trimming from the other Wexford team.

U14

Both laois teams took a hiding from the 2 kilkenny teams in Dunmore on Saturday last while we had another 2 Laois teams playing 2 Wicklow teams at the same time in the Centre of Excellence

Sounds like we have great numbers at that age group. Have we ever had 4 teams at one year before?

its the 4 divisional teams that are being put out and getting game time

at U15 both laois teams took a heavy beating from the 2 Wexford teams in the return games last Saturday

How are the regions picked? Is it geographical or are the players just split into four equal groups.
U14s are split geographically (North, South, East and West) , while u15s are A and B. In addition the u16s are back training with a bang in preparation for next year's minor championship.  Big crowds in attendance too.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 17, 2021, 09:30:43 PM »
Good win for Mountrath over Castlecomer yesterday in the schools hurling.


Portlaoise Cbs beaten by 4 points by Bagnelstown in the Senior Schools C yesterday

Given the population of that school and the number of clubs feeding into the school,itís abysmal to say the least the state that Gaelic games is in there

Across all levels in hurling they are in C and bar senior football where they are in the B,they are in the C at every other grade of football as well.

Compare and contrast with the Girls school on the same campus and what they have achieved across 3/4 codes

That truly is a very sad state of affairs. And it's only going to get worse. With no real plan in place for development of hurling in the town, it will have a huge knock on affect not just in Portlaoise but for any county hurling teams going forward. How has it come to be so bad. Is their anyone in that club willing to address the problems.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 13, 2021, 04:40:08 PM »
U20 Cship starting tomorrow you would be thinking Harps will have too much for Camross and Cbolla will have too much for Ctown.
Huge wins for The harps and castletown in today's U20 quarters. Surely that is a big surprise castletown beating CB. Thought they might get to the final meself

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: November 07, 2021, 05:50:23 PM »
Borris/kilcotton must be sick. Great chance entering the last quarter but CB big players really stood up. They'll be the standard bearers for the next couple of years.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 04, 2021, 04:12:47 PM »
Heywood well beaten by Johnstown in first round of senior schools championship today. A strong Heywood team out containing a lot of laois minors over the last 2 years. A bad sign for Laois hurling unfortunately.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 02, 2021, 07:59:47 PM »

U15
Independent Teams
Clough Ballacolla Gaels
(Clough Ballacolla, Ballinakill & Ballypickas)
Na Fianna
(Ballyfin, Clonaslee St Manmans, Mountmellick & Slieve Bloom)
Raheen Parish Gaels
(Clonad, Colt, Shanahoe, Trumera)
St Pauls
(Courtwood & Emo)
Park Ratheniska Timahoe Gaels
(Annanough, Arles Killeen, Arles Kilcruise, Ballylinan
Crettyard, Graiguecullen, St Josephs, Stradbally)

U17
Independent Teams
Ballinakill & Ballypickas
Na Fianna
(Ballyfin, Clonaslee St Manmans, Mountmellick & Slieve Bloom)
Raheen Parish Gaels
(Clonad, Colt, Shanahoe, Trumera, Emo & Courtwood)
Park Ratheniska Timahoe Gaels

This is utterly ridiculous.
The hopping from area team to area team is bordering on underhand.
If you arenít good enough , go to the B.
If you donít have the numbers, play a significant number of players up from the grade below.
If this absolutely isnít an option, join with an established partner.
I really think the CB need to tidy this up.

If you want to join up with somebody at a particular grade and it is a geographically sound join up- Fine.

If you donít need to join up at other grades- OK

However if you want to go with Club B at one grade. You absolutely cannot form an alternative arrangement with Club C at another grade.

This would work two ways.
It would certainly put pressure on stronger clubs with enough players of their own.
Happy to facilitate a smaller club at u17 to increase your own chances? Great. But, be aware, if you donít need them at u13 and they need to go elsewhere, you canít have them at u17.

Bed hopping serves nobody, but ultimately reduces our playing pool on an annual basis.


Excellent post

This whole bed hopping is a cancer on hurling development in this county

Itís one thing clubs trying to pull short sighted strokes in the hope of winning cups in marriage of convenience short term amalgamations while killing themselves by whittling down their own player base.

But ultimately the blame lies with the County Board for facilitating this ongoing farce

The likes of the Harps who do their business right were cheated out of a few recent minor titles by this sort of shameful carry on

I totally agree with both above posts.. How the county allow such amalgamations is a total kick in the arse to the games development. Every grade should be properly assessed at the start of the year. Even if they have to facilitate 11 a side championsbips, do it.
Nothing worse than the bed hopping that's been going on the last few years for underage titles

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 02, 2021, 04:55:46 PM »



some of the Trumera lads were in with RPG at 15 and 17 this year,

some were also definitely in with mountrath at 15 as well,their best forward is a son of a well known Trumera stalwart.

But they definitely aren't in with RPG at 20


Trumera are with RPG at u20 only.
No Trumera players with RPG at u15 or u17 this year.

So what club were Trumera players playing with at u15 and u17 this year then?

I know their u15s definitely played with mountrath. Not sure about the 17s

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 01, 2021, 10:02:39 PM »
How can Trumrea go to Cbolla?

They won a minor 3 years ago with mountrath and trumera unbelievably

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 01, 2021, 08:46:29 PM »
Still no idea of what happened to the mountrath contingent. They surely have some platform for their players in this year's U20 championships




I believe trumera are part of the Raheen Parish Gaels set up this year. Ballinakill/ballypickas were reverted back to the B which leaves 7 teams in the A.
Favourites in the A have to be Abbeyleix provided their exploits with Ballyroan in the football dosent hamper each other.
I expect a strong challenge from rathdowney-errill too who have a few players with senior experience.
The Harps are reportely missing a few big players with injuries which could prevent them challenging.


some of the Trumera lads were in with RPG at 15 and 17 this year,

some were also definitely in with mountrath at 15 as well,their best forward is a son of a well known Trumera stalwart.

But they definitely aren't in with RPG at 20

your right in relation to ballinakill and Pickas though,they are in the B

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 01, 2021, 08:26:50 PM »
I believe trumera are part of the Raheen Parish Gaels set up this year. Ballinakill/ballypickas were reverted back to the B which leaves 7 teams in the A.
Favourites in the A have to be Abbeyleix provided their exploits with Ballyroan in the football dosent hamper each other.
I expect a strong challenge from rathdowney-errill too who have a few players with senior experience.
The Harps are reportely missing a few big players with injuries which could prevent them challenging.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 28, 2021, 06:40:58 PM »
Big step up from Under age to Adult. Camross have 2 or 3minor final won but have 26 seniors won. I know lads who have lots of talent at underage and never played with thee first Adult team in the club after. Best of luck to the Harps i hope it works out for them but it's not easy.

Wouldn't The Harps have been one of the main opposition along with RE to the Clough Ballacolla underage teams that won a lot during the 00's? I maybe wrong but I do have a recollection of a Harps team stopping a Ballacolla 3 in a row in a final at either u16 or minor.
They lost a lot of good players off that team in their early 20s if I remember correctly and a good few that played with Laois - Brian galvin, Sean Burke, 2 delahuntys, ciaran Fitz.. They seemed to have problems with their best players underage not fulfilling their true potential

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« on: October 08, 2021, 11:47:47 AM »
Has to be said abbeyleix were very poor.  I'd actually worry about them going forward. No passion or fight. And a few of their best prospects over the last few years seem to have regressed. If lorcan mahony a proud abbeyleix man can't get the best out of them who can.
Talking to a few harps supporters after the game who were naturally delighted. Very optimistic going forward citing they were down gavin dunne, fionn whelan and ciaran Burke from the Premier intermediate final. Plus Jim o Connor has yet to hurl a ball at adult level. Big boost and hopefully they can build on it and add to the county senior hurlers

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: August 25, 2021, 12:11:06 PM »
It has been done. The Harps used to play in KK leagues, and Clonad did it a while ago, possibly at u14.  Maybe some others, too? But, no - no one currently.

Oh, re. your previous post - I see Portlaoise minors are 'tearing up trees' (a phrase you edited out!) in their championship, beating R/E by 25 points, or something. Yeah, but just to pick up, I don't think R/E, B/K or even Camross can be described as 'small rural clubs'. They have big areas. A 'small rural club' is Trumera, Colt, Ballyfin, etc.

By the way, I'm not a Portlaoiser, either. But I do know they only had a couple of 15 year olds on their u15s. Most will be that age again next year. Not saying they'll tear up trees then, either. Heh!

But I think a lot of the problem in Portlaoise is that hurling doesn't get much of a look-in in the schools, and the CBS doesn't take it seriously at all.

Harps played in kilkenny league this year and have done for 10 years +. I agree portlaoise have a real problem. They have 3 or 4 players to the age at u15 level. How is this allowed happened. The sooner some form of action group is set up within portlaoise gaa club the better.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: July 14, 2021, 09:28:50 AM »
From starting line up
Lorcan fitz
Alan Connolly
Thep Fitzpatrick
Georoid Lynch
CiarŠn Byrne
Mark Hennessy are overage. Was at that game and i tell you kilkenny were lucky to win that game. Kilkenny couldnt believe how strong, skillful and physical the laois boys were. The trick now is to blend some of those players into the senior set up. If so the future will be exciting

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Laois / Re: The U20 Laois Hurlers
« on: July 06, 2021, 11:35:35 PM »
Lorcan fitzpatrick, alan connolly, thep, georoid lynch, Mark hennessy and CiarŠn byrne overage next year from starting 15 i believe

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