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Laois / Re: Championship Draw 2018
« on: October 23, 2017, 01:42:05 PM »
Yeah I agree with you there Ballyroan. There are about 5 new players from this years county championship that i think can make a good difference to our squad. Let's hope the old reliables commit, too, especially tried and trusted backs like Cahir Healy. We could really do with everyone on board. Those lads around the age of Healy, Timmons, JOL, Begley etc still have another 3-4 good years in them in my opinion. John Surgue is universally liked, from what I hear. No excuse for lads saying "ah sure he's from Town X, he'll be biased" and no excuse for lads from portlaoise either. If you want to play, you want to play, and that's it. A players career is short enough. Why not challenge yourself at the top level while you're able to do it. Best of luck to all who commit to play for Laois in 2018, we as support will be with you all the way. If you give 100%, regardless of what happens, we'll be very satisfied. We're a proud GAA county and we can all do better than the last couple of years. Laois Abu
Tony I very much doubt it is there’s 5 players out there that will make a difference.
I haven’t seen any club football this year and I’m waiting to see the name of one player who will force him way on to this team, as a matter of fact I’m waiting for about 5 years for news of that outstanding new player.
There’s 8 from last years panel who will be 32 or older next year there’s no 3 or 4 years left in those boys in fact most of them were finished 2 years ago, let’s be real here unless 7 or 8 very good players emerge out of nowhere further decline is inevitable.

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: October 10, 2017, 01:00:37 PM »
OK!!

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:42:49 PM »
Is there minor next year , I thought minor was finished.

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Laois / Re: Laois SFC 2017
« on: September 25, 2017, 01:41:24 PM »
As a matter of interest why can't they have 2 teams senior... I do remember them having 2 minor teams in the championship.

Simply declare 2 separate panel at the start of the year and off you go.

No ?

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: August 31, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
Is it not a problem for the wider GAA same as Dublin was on a smaller scale.
I've bought up this subject many times and no one it seems even want to discuss it.

We spent the whole of last winter discussing amalgamation and the problem rural clubs were having numbers wise, here we have serious numbers just waiting for someone to look after them.
Thats the issue WTF is looking after them. With the best will in the world one club couldn't look after those numbers.
The GAA at national level needs to act in regard to towns in a similar situation to Portlaoise.

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 28, 2017, 05:30:01 PM »
Tony don't know where your getting that Higgins, Clancy are not interested.  Don't know about Malachy or Sugrue.   Billy Sheehan is not a passionate Laois Man, thus Neymar is passionate for Barcelona when he kisses the badge.  Tony I have no doubt of your passion for Laois.  Billy is a passionate GAA MAN,  but his allegiance to this county is one of convenience.   He was only here as long as it suited him and he has returned because it suited him.  I am sure he is a nice fella on a personal level,  but in my opinion he is petrol on a fire.  It is not of his making, but the County Board should they try to implement this will further drive a wedge between themselves and some of the clubs they claim to represent.  I honestly have no idea how you make Billy a passionate Laois Man.  Tony you called me an idiot when I told you Creedon was a dreadful appointment(that was last September), you also claimed that he was popular with the team (they died with their boots on for him ???).  Well I am telling you the appointment of Billy Sheehan has the possiblity of being a whole lot worse(I don't doubt he has some coaching ability) but like Creedon he has no hope of being universally popular among the Laois GAA public, in fact he is quite the opposite, he is very polarising.  Without the fans, clubs, sponsors and potential players being behind you, it makes any chance of success nearly impossible.

I don't forsee Billy doing much in 3 years except getting out of Div 4 but hey ho whats 3 wasted years.

While I am passionate for Laois Football,  I won't be a mug for it.

Universal approval  !!!    are you for real, ask Micko ( during his time in Kerry) Ger Lougnane, Dave Fitz,  Harte,   Paudi,  Rochford,  have the county love him the other have well.....Laois no different at least ???

If we had Jim Gavin and the funding available to him where would that get us next year or  the year after  ???   division 3  and probably back to  division 4. because we simply don't have the players.


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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 24, 2017, 10:27:18 AM »
We need someone who the players and fans respect, so that rules Banty out.

I know  what you'r saying Tony ...... but does that person actually exist.

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Laois / Re: Laois GAA Strategic Review
« on: August 18, 2017, 10:48:41 PM »
Surly with 25% of the population a GDA should be assigned solely to Portlaoise.

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Laois / Re: Laois SFC 2017
« on: August 17, 2017, 10:00:55 PM »
Dare I say
Green shoots

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:01:11 PM »
what have these last few points got to do with the laois managers job???

Job description

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 10, 2017, 01:25:27 PM »
Colm ORourke made some good points last night on the bigger picture.

Joe canning article was a good read too  ..

There has to be a tiered championship

Would take a while to bed in but we would wonder then why it wasnt always there.

Local man for the laois jod and a ten year plan to try and make us competitive again ..

Yep, but in a tiered championship we are probably in the lowest tier right now!

In county equivalent
Junior B

Ideal, lads be expected to have a few pints before a game then!  ;)

Never thought of that very good

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 10, 2017, 12:40:43 PM »
Colm ORourke made some good points last night on the bigger picture.

Joe canning article was a good read too  ..

There has to be a tiered championship

Would take a while to bed in but we would wonder then why it wasnt always there.

Local man for the laois jod and a ten year plan to try and make us competitive again ..

Yep, but in a tiered championship we are probably in the lowest tier right now!

In county equivalent
Junior B

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 06, 2017, 06:31:40 PM »
1) At what point do we decide that *bing* now our players are good enough to deserve being prepared properly
2) What exactly are we going to judge this good enough against?
3) If we produce some good minor or U21 players over the next few years do we refuse to allow them to join the senior panel? In case they would be cross contaminated like!
4) What players are going to commit endless hours representing YOUR county during this "resource-less" period?

Mental. Stupid. Unbecoming. Ill-informed. (Take your pick)

Just because someone holds a different point of view should they have to put up this level of abuse ???
This forum is rapidly growing down hill. Hogan Stand with all its faults has moderators.

Just to be clear (and it may well not be clear from what I wrote) that last line was regarding the opinion stated, not the poster. I know nothing of the poster.
The line
Mental. Stupid. Unbecoming. Ill-informed. (Take your pick)
was in relation to the opinion offered.

Ok point taken.
Agree with Giovanni I enjoy both of ye most of the time.

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 05, 2017, 05:44:48 PM »
Stall the ball OTF

There are a fair few lads on here who are condescending to say the least.  Keyser is well entitled to stand his ground.   

If we wanted to be on the Hogan Stand we would be there.

Standing your ground.....O !!!

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 05, 2017, 03:23:20 PM »
1) At what point do we decide that *bing* now our players are good enough to deserve being prepared properly
2) What exactly are we going to judge this good enough against?
3) If we produce some good minor or U21 players over the next few years do we refuse to allow them to join the senior panel? In case they would be cross contaminated like!
4) What players are going to commit endless hours representing YOUR county during this "resource-less" period?

Mental. Stupid. Unbecoming. Ill-informed. (Take your pick)

Just because someone holds a different point of view should they have to put up this level of abuse ???
This forum is rapidly growing down hill. Hogan Stand with all its faults has moderators.

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