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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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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 08, 2018, 12:01:21 PM »
I think its quite clear, If your going well in training you'll be playing if not you wont..... no matter who you are.

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Laois / Re: Paddy Brophy RIP
« on: February 04, 2018, 10:01:15 AM »
RIP. Pat

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:14:52 PM »
I enjoyed the win and i think we will get better ..

Dicey was superb and walsh looked in great shape

Next week will be a far tougher task

But very positive signs of the

Don't know what Leitrim  are like but Limerick supporters think their worst for years.

No it won't Limerick would be classified as second or third best team in Div 4,  it was just a sign of how dire Div 4 is.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 27, 2018, 10:14:21 PM »
Great win well done to team and management.
There will be setbacks but a good start as they say.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:34:12 PM »
Thanks, brave team to go with looks like he’s going to build a new team regardless.

Best of luck we really need this to work out.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 25, 2018, 10:13:57 PM »
Is it a secret

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 22, 2018, 05:14:02 PM »
For me the inter county scene is pretty much dead and buried for teams outside the top 8 under the current structure.

No excitement, no buzz anymore and we have players expected to devote their lives to this and all they get is failure and endless abuse. Anyone that commits fully to the regime and represents Laois is a credit to the county.

But the answer to the problem is there in front of us.

Senior
Intermediate
Junior

10 teams in each grade or thereabouts, each county can have one team only.

But will our pride allow it........doubt it.

Its getting to that point alright, but the Tommy Murphy cup was basically an intermediate championship but counties did not want it. They all at least want some kind of crack at Sam no matter how unrealistic. There really needs to be some kind of seeding introduced, run league and provisional championships off separately for example and work out the seedings based on results of these (so both competitions are not dead rubber, there is seeding to play for as well as silverware). Bottom half counties go into a knockout comp say 'Tommy Murphy' cup of some such name, top half play for Sam but winners of Tommy get added before qf stage. That way technically everyone has a crack at Sam. Might be nightmare fixture wise but you get the overall gist. Would have lots of good games and all games have something on the line.

Each county wants to have a crack at  Sam ..... that the part I don't get and I agree with you that's what  they want in football not so in hurling. if you relate that to county championship junior clubs don't expect or demand a crack at the senior championship. I'd say junior clubs are quite happy to play and compete at or near their own level.
Lets be honest the football league starting this w/e is a much more interesting competition because we are playing at our own level.

Is it eleven years since we won 2 games in the championship  ?? and that's when we had a good team.

 A crack at Sam !!!  for the birds.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 19, 2018, 09:55:24 AM »
For me the inter county scene is pretty much dead and buried for teams outside the top 8 under the current structure.

No excitement, no buzz anymore and we have players expected to devote their lives to this and all they get is failure and endless abuse. Anyone that commits fully to the regime and represents Laois is a credit to the county.

But the answer to the problem is there in front of us.

Senior
Intermediate
Junior

10 teams in each grade or thereabouts, each county can have one team only.

But will our pride allow it........doubt it.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 18, 2018, 12:14:30 PM »
I heard a lot of players have left the Limerick panel ( not wanting to make the commitment 4 or 5 night plus GYM ) will probably have a lot of young players our.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 18, 2018, 10:43:25 AM »
You can say what you like about bulk but Ross never regained the speed he had before he bulked up.

He was nippy, skilful but light and when he put on the strength he slowed down considerably.
Well I know next to nothing about S&C  but I think its got to do with body shape if you like and the 2 examples I like are Clancy and Ross  before and after McNulty.
I think all will agree that before they were being thrown around the place by most teams,  Clancy never bulked up but BJ was he strong and I remember Ross hitting that Meath corner back a clatter in Tullamore and their supporters whinging about it for a week after  :D
Were they better players after ..... absolutely  IMO.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: January 16, 2018, 10:51:49 AM »
It would be helpful to know what the full panel is after the cut.
I'm a bit supersized that Ross might be a starter at this point.

The priority in my view would be to introduce 10 replacement players over the next two years, winning div 4 with and old team and then struggling to remain in div 3 wouldn't represent progress. Now if we were to win it with say 7 or 8 new players now that would be something. 

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