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As far as I know it's 2 groups of 4 with top two in each group going to semi finals.

That's correct, each team gets a home game an away game and a game in CP  so they'll probable use the the 14 and 15 of july for big CP games.

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There was a rule brought in where beaten provincial finalists get two weeks. No quarter finaln anyhow as you're a the 'Super 8' stage then. 4 provincial winners plus 4 qualifiers.

Do the top 4 go into the semi's   ??
 I'm looking at the premium ticket schedule ( provisional ) and the AQF's are listed for the 14th and 15th of July. 

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Beat Carlow, lose to Dublin and one win in the qualifiers will get us into the Super 8s. Would only have dreamed about this at the start of the year. Well done all concerned.
Any word on Paul Cahillane...

Just looking at the fixtures there.
Leinster final on 24th June and the AQF's  on 14/15 July some 3 weeks later.
 Looks like the beaten finalist will be out again the following week would that be correct, if so imo reaching the LF against Dublin wouldn't be much of a bargain.

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Another good win and a big score 4 goals ??  although id say  Paul was marginally offside for the first  ;D
seriously  wtf were  Westmeath  at.

Carlow have definitely come on a lot since the div. 4 final we'll earn it against them this time.

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As for defensively we are a shambles. Can't see us keeping out enough of scores to beat Westmeath. Luke Loughlin, John Heslin, Kieran Martin, Callum McCormack and Ger Egan will all score at ease I feel. But you have to credit the heart shown yesterday.

Great to hear that sort of positivity, is there any point in playing the next game at all...... jees..

I would guess you weren't at the game on saturday. if you were you would have seen that when we throw off the shackles and believe in our ability we can be as good as most teams out there.
Supporting your team is about more than seeing them winning while playing the perfect game, it's also about recognising the attitude and pride your team has. Laois showed that they have all those qualities on saturday.

Can you tell me any team in the last 10 years came back from a half time scoreline like that away from home in a championship game and went on to win??
We should be praising them from the rooftops for what they did, most teams would have thrown in the towel and got out of there as quickly as possible. I have no doubt they will put it up to Westmeath and I think we could well beat them going on what I saw on saturday. Sure we made some errors and we were far from perfect but the football we played in the second half and in extra time was far better than what was dished up in Connaught today.

Exactly.
I struggle to remember us coming from behind at have time ever,  were we behind Offaly  at HT  in 2003  ???

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We’ll take that.
Great win.

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Against Carlow most of the ball we lost in this area was on the ground and a lot of the lads tired early in second half which suggests to me we’re still a bit behind with our physical strength and fitness.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:16:48 PM »
Best wishes Danny get well soon

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 24, 2018, 10:41:24 AM »
We are capable of putting up a big score with that inside forward line as the half forwards and midfield are decent. However as Sugrue continues to look at defenders and the absence of a defensive plan as YET I think Carlow with a home game and the pressure off can score at least 3 goals against that defense.

I predict a narrow Carlow win.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 20, 2018, 08:45:01 PM »
Tony your back at it again, last year you talked up a manager until he was ran out of the place.  Carlow are poor and we have to be beating them all this talk of a renaissance in Carlow football from where ? 30 years in Div 4 football, good for them they are getting promoted but for us to be down there is farcical. The bookmakers have us heavy favs to win the division and while on occasion they are wrong over time this rarely happens.   I am sure certain people on here will try to talk Carlow up but let me question their objectivity some of them have heavy involvement with the management or players.  I will be honest promotion from Div 4 is a minimum, so please don't under talk our prospects that's the sort of crap that has here in the first place.  If someone had of been critical of the way things were going in the first place we may never have ended up here.  So far so good by Sugrue and I have faith he will do the job but it's the sort of job that is must rather than an option.

Bullocks notions.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 27, 2018, 04:50:24 PM »



Antrim are the only team in Div.4 who haven't conceded a goal yet. That's a statistic we can aim to change next week as well as getting the two points.
They scored 2-56 where we have scored 4-40, that's 62 to 52 so we could be up against it next Sunday.

Carlow too are scoring very freely so we will have to tighten up at the back to win both of these games.
It's gonna be tough from here on in and anyone thinks any different are only fooling themselves.


John Sugrue's thoughts on the game last Sunday
https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/john-sugrue-post-wicklow

If we beat Antrim and London we'er up  right  ??

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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 15, 2018, 11:35:43 AM »
A Kerryman with strong Laois connections.

Sure Crosbie had our best footballers sent to Kerry in the 17th century. No wonder Kerry are so good, it's the Laois bloodline

https://www.omahonys.ie/from-laois-to-kerry-p-482696.html

I've used that argument a number of time, late at night it has to be said. Yes and to north Kerry around Tarbert..... hardy boys around there.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 09, 2018, 06:56:15 PM »
Yeah it's slowly starting to look like the team of old again. Be interesting to see what youngsters hold down places for championship. Strong, Timmons, Booth, Conway, Quigley , Kingston, O Connor , Buggie , have to come back and suddenly it's the same team as last year .So I don't know how long this new team business will last for.

Read and listen to above in relation to Donie, there’ll be no “have to come back” everyone has to earn their places on this team.
They may very well make it but they’ll be in a lot better shape than they have been these past few years
I think to be fair "have to come back into contention" is what was meant.
Come the championship, there's a reasonable chance that Timmons, Quigley, Strong and Donoher will be there or thereabouts.
It's good to see a few new lads getting their chance to date.
I'd expect us to beat Waterford by a big margin.

Having read it again I agree and if my comment appeared to be dismissive it was not the intention.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 08, 2018, 08:09:14 PM »
Yeah it's slowly starting to look like the team of old again. Be interesting to see what youngsters hold down places for championship. Strong, Timmons, Booth, Conway, Quigley , Kingston, O Connor , Buggie , have to come back and suddenly it's the same team as last year .So I don't know how long this new team business will last for.

Read and listen to above in relation to Donie, there’ll be no “have to come back” everyone has to earn their places on this team.
They may very well make it but they’ll be in a lot better shape than they have been these past few years

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:50:17 PM »
Are some of the younger guys dropping away? Crowley, Lowry, Dowling? Pity!

I'd say more likely others are upping their efforts, the three above will come again.

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