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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: December 11, 2020, 08:56:55 PM »
Galway 4-21 v 0-07 Laois.

Physically inferior, no aerial ball winning ability, poor first touch. Didn't look like a team that really trained together much or turned up with any tactical game plan.

Disappointing.

I know that Galway team have a string of minor medals, but we should have been able to give them a game on our own home turf.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: December 08, 2020, 09:31:10 AM »
Announced last night as the name put forward to the county board meeting so its more less a done deal. Back room not as clear cut it seems. Niall Corcoran and Tommy Fitz not involved
Youd imagine Cheddar will want a fresh back room team to have it own stance on it. Best wishes to Tommy and Niall wherever they go.

It would be a pity to see the two lads go elsewhere - is there any opening with the U20s or Minors they could be involved with, be a huge pity to see their experience go to another county...

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: December 04, 2020, 11:58:37 PM »
I really hope that Laois can kick on with Cheddar. It would be a disaster if the county went backwards after the progress of the last 2 years.
Laoid must capitalise on the fact that Offaly are currently banjaxed.

Worst case scenario is Laois stagnate under Cheddar, which I doubt will happen. Cheddar certainly won't want to allow Laois to slide back into Joe McDonagh under his tenure which I think many of the hard-core Laois hurling supporters really feared if a "journey-man" was appointed.

Even if Laois were to stagnate, that would mean solidifying 5th place out of 6th in Leinster and giving a Munster also-ran a decent game. As for the League, I would hope to stay in 1B and that may be the tougher of the two competition aspirations.

Finally, regarding Offaly - their downfall has led to the likes of Galway being hired in to uphold a Leinster Hurling Championship that Kilkenny dominated 2000-2010. I certainly don't like to see them fall from grace so hard, despite all the heartbreak they served us in the last forty years. Funnily enough, I don't see Kerry being hired in to uphold a Leinster Football Championship against a very similar situation... wonder why?

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: December 04, 2020, 12:29:45 PM »
Well well. Cheddar is back? Is it confirmed?

Certainly a good appointment if so. He will no doubt lack passion and ambition which is exactly what Laois hurling needs right now.

'Cometh the hour, cometh the man'

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 25, 2020, 09:56:48 AM »
No point going around all Billy Big Bollocks saying we got Eddie Brennan when you can't back up his ambitions. I have to say they look completely shot of any credibility right now in my eyes.

Exactly this. Eddie Brennan said this too in his off the record interview. Basically he was left with the backroom team to graft away with little to no support from the CB.

The CB obviously have this train of thought that they get "a big name" to keep the fans and players quiet and thats it, that is all that needs to be done. How dare Eddie have any ambition in the role by coming back and seeking to work out a streamlined club fixtures schedule to free up county players ahead of the national championships let alone having physios and things right for the players.

I could imagine some on the CB reacting to that with their bottom lip meeting their eyebrows at that request - like a dog that just licked pi$$ off a nettle. The audacity of Brennan, how dare he ask, for some more.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 07:44:48 PM »
https://twitter.com/Offaly_GAA/status/1331297266368458757?s=20

Even the lads north of us are trying to get their house in order - do we have to wait here to be in Christy Ring Cup too to start a similar process?

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:40:19 PM »
Just learning of this now.

Laois GAA can go fook off if they think a €130 CB Ticket is going to be sold in to this house next February.

Unfortunately that's sort of counter-productive, both from your own club's viewpoint, and from the viewpoint of getting funding for county teams.
I think Ogie's analysis is better. Brennan was not God himself. Sure, he had the players going well for him, but in terms of thoroughness, I'd say Cheddar may have been better. Maye it is all about climbing the ladder w/ Brennan? We'll see what his next move is. I suppose Dublin will want him.

There is more than one way to fund my local club. Via the County Board ticket system won't be one in 2021. Might as well go the way of Wicklow and the likes - it's obvious the CB have no real interest in our County Hurlers succeeding.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:39:06 PM »
Disappointing to see the management team stepping down,

I do think all the talk of massive progress is a bit exaggerated.
Still huge work to be done on all our structures & coaching.

I also think Eddie was always going to go at the end of this year, to look after his reputation & future prospects, he was feathering the nest putting out the anti county board vibe for a long time this year. 

The interview delayed this decision, now he walks away a hero & laois county board, players & hurling being left in a bomb site yet again,

Under previous managements we were always putting in a good game every three or four years running a big team close. Under Brennan, we've been fairly consistent in keeping in with big teams and managed to take a scalp.

Compared to that, exaggerated it is not.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 24, 2020, 01:04:09 PM »
Just learning of this now.

Laois GAA can go fook off if they think a 130 CB Ticket is going to be sold in to this house next February.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: November 22, 2020, 07:47:48 PM »
In al probability, yes. There has always been a need to ensure the best players in every county have a platform for their talent. That doesn't exist right now, and never will as long as intercounty is in place. The level of a person's progression in any sport should not be prescribed by their birthplace. The whole thing needs a rethink in my opinion. It is quite boring mostly

The Premiershit is about 200 miles east of here if that is what you want. Ask them nicely to allow kicks over the bar to count as points.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 20, 2020, 12:10:37 AM »
No eagerly awaiting next year's Leinster Championship,  Hurling fraternity have to be kept happy.

Toxic.

Early reports that the meeting went fairly positively?

Thats good to hear, I presume a motion to ratify EB for another term (or two) didn't happen yet, but should be very soon considering we're not far off the end of the year...?

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:46:20 PM »
[I had some sympathy for the county board in this whole affair before I got a sense of their attitude through your posts.

This is the exact issue with many on the CB, Eddie Brennan will face a "how dare you" Gretta atmosphere on Tuesday night, don't be surprised if he feels he has no other option but to walk.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 11:43:59 PM »
they were offered a plan, by a lad whose own club are a farce...how could you take it seriously...c'mon man.

unfortunately laois have fair smaller pick than kilkenny, limerick, cork, tipp, Dublin, waterford, galway. very hard compete purely on number basis. we do well ish at both codes considering our pick...this thing of bashing the county board childish and nonsense...name me a "good"county board, and ill show you a county with tradition or resources...the majority of laois people dont care about hurling...

Why do you deliberately make a balls of the quote code? Leave it be.

With regards to the highlighted sentence above - c'mon man, grow up.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 08:41:31 PM »
When you can put a couple of good competitive U17/U20 teams out, but if you think Eddie can kick on fair play.  More likely it goes in the what if category which has been going on for most of the last 104 years.

Cant wait to see what the next Messiah does, We are some county to worship at the feet of false prophets.  No substitute for patience and hard work which we seldom want or like in Laois.

Antrim contested an U21 final in 2013 and where are they now?
Clare won three U21 finals 2012-2014 and we came within a whisker of beating them last week.
Past success at underage does not guarantee you a top senior side, it can help - but it's not the silver bullet.

As for Messiah's, i.e. Cheddar and Eddie Brennan - it's no co-incidence that we've had some of our sweetest wins with them at the helm.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 15, 2020, 07:56:27 PM »
As far as I know Cheddar is not owed any money by the County Board.  I presume at times he put his hand in his own pocket for spending not agreed to by the County Board.  But I don't think in the finish up Cheddar was owed any money.  Eddie Brennan is well looked after in relation to any Laois Manager bar Micko. 

It's not defeatist to run a County within Budget allowing for improvements in Infrastructure development & County Teams. Of course the County can improve Hurling but it takes time and effort.  Cheddar is welcome back anytime to volunteer his time like any other CB member.  What people seem to want here is to run unsustainable deficits to possibly get some improvements in Hurling.

Is 104 f**king years not long enough? When do you guys think we'll be competitive? 2050, 2080, 2115?

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