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Title: Laois GAA website
Post by: redsetanta on July 19, 2016, 12:12:20 PM
The website still has team news for the Armagh game in their main news section. Despite having county fixtures and results section there is nothing there.
Over the weekend their were developement squads in action with not a word anywhere. Over the last few weeks we had the celtic cup hurling and again no coverage at all on the website.
How difficult would it be for someone to gather the data and info from respective managers, coaches or reporters if they were there and put the info on the site.
The website is almost a mirror for the interest in LAoois GAA at the moment. You would get more info about Laois teams from other county sites.
It reflects badly on the county board and surely it would benefit the younger players to be able to see some photos or reports from their games.
A very poor effort by whoever is in charge of it. We are so far down the technology road at this stage and we cannot update our official website.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Unlaoised on July 19, 2016, 12:16:39 PM
I agree it's being a gripe of mine for a long time now!
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 19, 2016, 12:53:27 PM
Ye beat me to it lads. The website and twitter account used to be so much better. It's a real pity how they've slipped since the previous IT officer stepped down.
Having a month old team sheet as the most recent news item is embarrassing.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Don Draper on July 19, 2016, 02:06:33 PM
Ye beat me to it lads. The website and twitter account used to be so much better. It's a real pity how they've slipped since the previous IT officer stepped down.
Having a month old team sheet as the most recent news item is embarrassing.
Would seem so. The issue is the previous IT Officer wasn't replaced and the work was just landed somewhere else. It reflects badly on the current PRO if anyone.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: oneflewoverthecuckoonest on July 19, 2016, 08:04:19 PM
given that we have a full time secretary, you would think he could find half an hour most weeks/days and update things.
 the PRO after all is just another volunteer as distinct from a career professional.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 19, 2016, 09:28:59 PM
Surely there's an IT officer?! There has to be really.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Downtheroad on July 19, 2016, 10:21:18 PM
Surely there's an IT officer?! There has to be really.
I don't see it as an IT Officer role to update news on a website. It's an administrative task which falls within the office in Portlaoise. The PRO should see that it is done and at the very least the full time secretary should get somebody to do the thing if he hasn't time himself. I would see the IT officer role more of a technical nature and there's plenty of that to be done. By the way Portlaoise B seems to have been corrected as I haven't seen it in a while.

The other point is social media which is very  quiet at Laois GAA level. Basically the best chance of getting news is through clubs social media which is run by volunteers. I think I'm fast coming to the conclusion that if people are paid to do what were ostensibly volunteer tasks, it comes a chore and probably needs to be added to the role profile.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 20, 2016, 01:30:34 AM
Totally agree with all comments above, the site is a disgrace and a slap in the face to all Laois supporters. It's the first place you go to if you wand to find out about all things Laois but it's sadly lacking in information.
This forum is way better in terms of information than our "Official Laois Website" and only for this place we would be in a sorry place if we wanted to discuss things.
Is it run by the county board or is it farmed out to someone..??
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Bueller on July 20, 2016, 08:18:58 AM
Would any of you boys be willing to take on a bit of the work? Maybe a few of us could step up?
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 21, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
Would the Co. Board allow that? The website must be maintained by someone at the moment and you can't just step in there and take over. I would certainly be willing to help out if it were possible.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Downtheroad on July 22, 2016, 01:21:03 PM
Here is the link to the Kilkenny Gaa website;    http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/

This is an eye opener as regards the standards expected. Also, they don't have a full time secretary laying down the law. Mind you I wouldn't mess with the likes of Ned Quinn and Jimmy Walsh  who are serious operators. The website has results going back to 2010. 
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: SCFC on July 24, 2016, 03:56:49 PM
They really should take down the so called "news" section.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Downtheroad on September 18, 2016, 10:32:13 PM
The Laois website hasn't updated results for a few days while the news section has not been changed since July.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 18, 2016, 11:16:26 PM
Doesn't even have the draws for the SFC Semi Finals up, one of the most important fixtures of the year for gaa gaels.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on September 19, 2016, 07:18:01 AM
last results up are for the 16th. SFC QF weekend and nothing posted.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on September 19, 2016, 07:26:19 PM
twitter and Facebook accounts are still reasonably current. Website is a shambles though and needs taking in hand.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: redsetanta on September 19, 2016, 10:44:57 PM
It's a disgrace though. How hard is it to give someone afew hours a week to keep it updated.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: LaoisHeart on September 22, 2016, 08:49:53 AM
I agree as it is a handy tool to have, im also experience problems with the mobile app, any1 else experience this??
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 22, 2016, 09:24:35 AM
At last some sign of life, they have posted up the semi final fixtures...
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: clonadmad on September 23, 2016, 06:00:18 PM
continuous issues with it,particularly in the juvenile sections with wrong table positions being put in place,incorrect scorelines,incorrect results and in some cases Portlaoise amongst others having 2 teams in the one division.

Sloppy and careless.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: SCFC on September 23, 2016, 06:05:03 PM
I hear there's a new IT officer. Good luck to him. It's a thankless job! Hope he can pick things back up to the level they were at.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Zooming around on January 11, 2017, 04:07:40 PM
There's been some great stuff up on the website lately. Good pictures, previews and profiles. It's a big improvement. Obviously, someone else must be running it now.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Heshs Umpire on January 22, 2017, 09:19:15 AM
Credit where it's due, the website and social media accounts have picked up a lot recently. Fair play to whoever's involved.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: BallyroanAbu on January 26, 2017, 07:38:47 PM
Totally agree with Hesh's comment 5 fold improvement any whoever is involved in this well done.
Title: Re: Laois GAA website
Post by: Downtheroad on January 26, 2017, 11:59:13 PM
Totally agree with Hesh's comment 5 fold improvement any whoever is involved in this well done.
Have to agree well done to those working on the system. Great to see Co board notes up on the system as well.