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Title: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: G@@ on October 14, 2016, 04:15:43 PM
So, the draw has been made - however from the news reports that I have seen I am unsure of who faces who - whether or not the table topper gets Offaly or Wexford.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: burdizzo on October 14, 2016, 04:54:33 PM
Won't be decided until May, I believe. Probably after the round-robin series is over, so all teams will be trying to win the group and not throwing a match the get the (possibly) cushy second spot. I must say, I think Leix will be doing well to get out of that group at all - whether second place or top - and on this year's form they certainly wouldn't have.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Helix on November 17, 2016, 03:11:17 PM
I see Willie Hyland has retired according to Leinster express website. Best if luck to him. He'll probably be club hurler of the year in 2017 like the last lads to retire (Darren Maher in 2015 and Butch in 2016)
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on November 17, 2016, 03:30:22 PM
How old is Willie, he's hardly 30 yet is he?

I know it's very easy for us to say but I thought with the better set up in place and decent performances from the hurlers some of these lads would have stayed on longer. You could see how delighted Hyland was after beating Offaly in 2015.

Maybe it's a case of thinking it isn't going to get any better after Cheddar. I do hope we don't start slipping back again after what Cheddar achieved.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Unlaoised on November 17, 2016, 04:34:10 PM
Willie is only 28  :o
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on November 17, 2016, 05:12:41 PM
Yeh, just reading the Leinster there. Says it's hip injuries that are the reason. Pity as he was the only man in our forward line who could catch a ball from our puck out. Haven't seen anything close to him in that regard coming through.
It's one step forward and two steps back.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on November 18, 2016, 03:33:30 PM
He might be 28 but he has some amount of hurling done. Between club, colleges and county.

As well as his commitment and contribution on the field one thing that stands out for me with Willie was his role in changing the structures and investment in hurling in Laois. His open letter to the county board was a turning point which brought in Cheddar etc. Although we are not there yet by a long shot, I hope that in future we will look back and see the role he and Cheddar played in improving Laois hurling.

Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on November 22, 2016, 06:33:52 PM
Going to be tough for the hurlers but should easily retain Liam McCarthy status, cant see us beating Offaly should we meet them unfortunately and I hope that I am wrong, maybe its wexfords turn for a shock defeat should we get out of round robin stages, who knows, one can only hope and get out and support the team through thick and thin
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Ogie on November 27, 2016, 12:04:48 AM
Senior hurling panel met for the first time tonight, starting training next Saturday.
Best of luck to all involved
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Keyser Söze on November 27, 2016, 12:23:23 AM
Senior hurling panel met for the first time tonight, starting training next Saturday.
Best of luck to all involved
Management team completed?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: SpeculativeEffort on November 27, 2016, 12:05:07 PM
New faces? How many training? Anyone got full panel?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Ogie on November 27, 2016, 05:41:01 PM
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Keyser Söze on November 27, 2016, 10:12:47 PM
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher

Wouldn't be shocked to see Fleming take the Number 1 jersey.

Also Taylor not a bad choice as a selector.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on November 28, 2016, 07:42:02 PM
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher

Wouldn't be shocked to see Fleming take the Number 1 jersey.

Also Taylor not a bad choice as a selector.

Any news on other newcomers? And Eoin Fleming should be given the nod in goal as he is less prone to blunders, and John Taylor is a decent choice as selector, whether you are in Portlaoise or borris in ossory, you could see John Taylor at games so he knows whats there
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Helix on November 29, 2016, 08:35:10 AM
I see Ollie Moran of Ahane in Limerick part of the back room team this morning. Involved with Limerick u21s and good wealth of experience no doubt. Hopefully the Laois lads can buy into it. There's hardly any chance Joe Fitzpatrick get to involved again with Laois?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on November 29, 2016, 10:17:13 AM
Coming in as a coach from what I saw. He comes across as a smart man from what i've seen of him and he was a fine hurler. Just a pity there is no-one in Laois who could come in and do the same job. There must be some link with Kelly.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: merman on November 29, 2016, 10:57:33 AM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on November 29, 2016, 11:10:59 AM
It's shaping up as a decent backroom team and arguably as good as what Cheddar had. Hopefully the players do buy into it and continue to hurl with the pride in the jersey that Cheddar instilled in them.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on November 29, 2016, 11:20:25 AM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on November 29, 2016, 11:42:07 AM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Where did he mention pride?

And whyever would someone take offence at your slagging off amateur players in the off season?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on November 29, 2016, 03:13:01 PM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Where did he mention pride?

And whyever would someone take offence at your slagging off amateur players in the off season?

Okay then sorry, pick the b/k team give them free jackets and let them get bet by Kerry in the round robin, pride comes nowhere whilst representing your county, b/k are over rated immensely and were walked on by the Dublin champions because they drank solid for a week after winning the cf, 2-3 players top is a fair representation from b/k in my opinion, doesn't make it right but I'm entitled to it
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on November 29, 2016, 04:04:16 PM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Where did he mention pride?

And whyever would someone take offence at your slagging off amateur players in the off season?

Okay then sorry, pick the b/k team give them free jackets and let them get bet by Kerry in the round robin, pride comes nowhere whilst representing your county, b/k are over rated immensely and were walked on by the Dublin champions because they drank solid for a week after winning the cf, 2-3 players top is a fair representation from b/k in my opinion, doesn't make it right but I'm entitled to it
You're entitled to your opinion, all Offaly men are.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Dave like the tv channel on November 30, 2016, 10:13:27 AM

You're entitled to your opinion, all Offaly men are.

Having a difference of opinion is one thing. Calling someone an Offaly man is just pushing it too far.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on November 30, 2016, 05:40:16 PM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Where did he mention pride?

And whyever would someone take offence at your slagging off amateur players in the off season?

Okay then sorry, pick the b/k team give them free jackets and let them get bet by Kerry in the round robin, pride comes nowhere whilst representing your county, b/k are over rated immensely and were walked on by the Dublin champions because they drank solid for a week after winning the cf, 2-3 players top is a fair representation from b/k in my opinion, doesn't make it right but I'm entitled to it
You're entitled to your opinion, all Offaly men are.
You could of called me any name under the sun...but calling me an Offaly man is a low blow, you have no heart or soul you monster
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on November 30, 2016, 06:36:04 PM
Owen Coss from Kilcotton confirmed as second selector.
Good addition; very well-respected and liked around the county.

Hopefully Borris/Kilcotton will continue their excellent representation on our county panels.

They need to put muscle in and lose the beer bellies if they are to be proud, no offence
Where did he mention pride?

And whyever would someone take offence at your slagging off amateur players in the off season?

Okay then sorry, pick the b/k team give them free jackets and let them get bet by Kerry in the round robin, pride comes nowhere whilst representing your county, b/k are over rated immensely and were walked on by the Dublin champions because they drank solid for a week after winning the cf, 2-3 players top is a fair representation from b/k in my opinion, doesn't make it right but I'm entitled to it
You're entitled to your opinion, all Offaly men are.
You could of called me any name under the sun...but calling me an Offaly man is a low blow, you have no heart or soul you monster
You're trying too hard
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 26, 2016, 06:52:23 PM
Any word on how hurlers are goin who are the new faces ?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SH
Post by: merman on December 26, 2016, 11:55:36 PM
Any word on how hurlers are goin who are the new faces ?
I've been meaning to post here for a few days. I've heard really good things about the current setup.

I was going to reply with a thorough post until I saw this abolute bullshit post of yours;


A lot of our core players are moving on and a lot of new lads that are being tried out are a waste of time if I'm being honest. A few new lads would want to stand up soon and I'm not talkin bout Mickey Mouse Obyrne cup players I'm talkin bout proper county standard MEN!!

Our country hurlers have a really difficult year ahead. Truthfully, they will have a tough couple of years but fair play to any young man who puts themselves forward for our hurling or football panels.

I intend being at every possible O'Byrne/Walsh Cup and Hurling/Football League game. Fair play to any and every young man who will sacrifice themselves for my county.

Any "supporter" who ridicules their effort as a 'waste of time' can f**k off as far as I'm concerned.
I won't be posting on this forum again.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SH
Post by: clonadmad on December 27, 2016, 10:42:14 AM
Any word on how hurlers are goin who are the new faces ?
I've been meaning to post here for a few days. I've heard really good things about the current setup.

I was going to reply with a thorough post until I saw this abolute bullshit post of yours;


A lot of our core players are moving on and a lot of new lads that are being tried out are a waste of time if I'm being honest. A few new lads would want to stand up soon and I'm not talkin bout Mickey Mouse Obyrne cup players I'm talkin bout proper county standard MEN!!

Our country hurlers have a really difficult year ahead. Truthfully, they will have a tough couple of years but fair play to any young man who puts themselves forward for our hurling or football panels.

I intend being at every possible O'Byrne/Walsh Cup and Hurling/Football League game. Fair play to any and every young man who will sacrifice themselves for my county.

Any "supporter" who ridicules their effort as a 'waste of time' can f**k off as far as I'm concerned.
I won't be posting on this forum again.

Merman you always been an informed and insightful poster,I'm surprised that to be frank an idiotic post would cause you to stop posting

I'd urge a rethink
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 27, 2016, 11:12:04 AM
Merman I would consider my post a fact actually I'm talking bout footballers. We have been slowly going backwards over the last couple of years and not have fell into division 3. We let in a cricket score in the league last year which makes me think where are we goin to get a few backs from. Chair Healy wud be good enough but he is hurling. Strong, Quigley, Munnelly, Timmons, Donoher, Meaney , Begley are all moving on and I can't see replacements which will leave us even weaker I'm just stating facts. I'm not making little of young lads representing their county I'm just saying that A lot of them are not up to the mark. The past two years we have been knocked out of qualifiers by Clare and Antrim like ? And Merman the reality is we may get weaker before we get stronger again. And it's not just the county that is struggling clubs are struggling aswell which leads to talks of another topic , amalgamations . Another thing that's a real problem this countries obsession with drink. Like I'm sick of looking at lads coming down to the local field and not being able to train properly because they were out the night before and then they wonder why they don't win county titles. They want all these professional physios professional dietitians strength and conditioning coaches etc but yet they constantly come down to the field after being stuck in the pub all night . Professional my Fuckin Arse 
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 27, 2016, 11:27:03 AM
And another thing when things don't work out then who gets the blame, yes the poor manager does and what happens then , he loses his job when it's the players themselves that decide to go on the piss the night before. Maybe they should start looking at themselves for a change. Sure we will just blame the manager like ? A kick up the Arse is what's needed with a lot of lads . You only have a chance to train and play football when your young so why not cop on and make the most of it.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Ballyroan Abbey on December 27, 2016, 11:57:40 AM
 Maybe they should start looking at themselves for a change. Sure we will just blame the manager like ? A kick up the Arse is what's needed with a lot of lads . You only have a chance to train and play football when your young so why not cop on and make the most of it.
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Because lads want to have their own craic away from football too at the end of the day its only a game, a lot of lads would rather a social life than a few pieces of silver
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 27, 2016, 12:31:16 PM
Yes Ballyroan abbey that's a fair point but my problem is when lads come down to the field hungover and not able to do a training session ,at the end of the season they then blame the manager for the teams lack of fitness and trophies and the manager then gets the chop
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Ballyroan Abbey on December 27, 2016, 01:50:30 PM
Yes Ballyroan abbey that's a fair point but my problem is when lads come down to the field hungover and not able to do a training session ,at the end of the season they then blame the manager for the teams lack of fitness and trophies and the manager then gets the chop

Regrade them to junior so, a club either has to reward the most committed players or the most talented because its not usually the same thing
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Tobias on December 27, 2016, 03:56:14 PM
Laoiseabu nobody wants to be listening to your tripe talk.
Merman I'm with Clonadmad, your opinion is valued here.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 27, 2016, 04:15:15 PM
You mean nobody wants to hear the truth I'm just saying what I'm seeing in my own club in particular . How is it Tripe ?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: tcrilly on December 27, 2016, 07:06:07 PM
You mean nobody wants to hear the truth I'm just saying what I'm seeing in my own club in particular . How is it Tripe ?

There are aspects to what you say are true, drink is a problem in smaller clubs, and lack of numbers in training and the playing guys that dont train etc, then as iv seen countless times the manager gets the blame instead of the fact they were running after guys with their tongue out, representing your county is a huge honor and it certainly is a young mans/ladies game and those who dont take nutrition and conditioning serious on their own part ahould be swiftly reminded there is someone hungrier for success than they are
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SH
Post by: Don Draper on December 28, 2016, 04:34:09 PM
Any "supporter" who ridicules their effort as a 'waste of time' can f**k off as far as I'm concerned.
I won't be posting on this forum again.
Fair f**ks to you
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: gaastats on January 04, 2017, 10:14:22 PM
Laois' hurling:

Biggest ever win: (47) 1905 Croke Cup Laois 8-23 Louth 0-0
Biggest c'ship win: (30) 1939 Laois 12-8 Meath 4-2
Biggest league win: (28) 1964 Laois 9-8 Wicklow 1-4 & 1973 Laois 8-15 Westmeath 2-5 (also biggest Div1 win)
Biggest Walsh Cup win: (21) 1980 Laois 2-21 Wicklow 0-6
Biggest win v Big3 team: (24) 1925 League Laois 11-0 Cork 3-0

Biggest defeat: (38) 1927 League Laois 2-1 Cork 14-3 & 2008 Laois 0-6 Galway 6-26
Biggest c'ship defeat: (35) 2016 Laois 0-12 Clare 5-32 [2nd 2011 defeat to Cork; 3rd 1898 defeat to Dublin]
Biggest Walsh Cup defeat: (26) 1956 Laois 3-6 Kilkenny 12-5

Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on January 05, 2017, 11:48:56 AM
What sort of panel / team have we for Sunday?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: beano on January 05, 2017, 12:52:48 PM
 This is not the team but would will make a guess: Rowland, stapleton, mullaney, carroll (abbeyleix), bergin, ciaran mcevoy , paddy whelan, stapleton, P Purcell, picky, J campion, L O connell, king, scully, w. Dunphy
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Keyser Söze on January 05, 2017, 12:59:00 PM
This is not the team but would will make a guess: Rowland, stapleton, mullaney, carroll (abbeyleix), bergin, ciaran mcevoy , paddy whelan, stapleton, P Purcell, picky, J campion, L O connell, king, scully, w. Dunphy

Brian Stapleton back?
Ciaran Collier in squad? Conor Phelan is another- is he on panel?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: oneflewoverthecuckoonest on January 05, 2017, 01:37:15 PM
if that is the back 6 for laois then we are heading for the Christy ring.......not one would get near a top 8 inter county side.

with retirements we are lacking big time in defence. yes healy and a few others will return, the lack of proper defenders amongst the youth is a serious worry. could we perhaps try out cha at centre back and build a solid spine. the likes of bergin, mullaney and carroll are not up to senior inter county standard and never will be. if we have little option but to use them for now, it highlights the weakness in our set up.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 05, 2017, 01:43:20 PM
Ross King chatting about the set up and looking forward to the Walsh Cup.

https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/ross-king-pre-walsh-cup (https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/ross-king-pre-walsh-cup)
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Tobias on January 05, 2017, 03:10:29 PM
if that is the back 6 for laois then we are heading for the Christy ring.......not one would get near a top 8 inter county side.

with retirements we are lacking big time in defence. yes healy and a few others will return, the lack of proper defenders amongst the youth is a serious worry. could we perhaps try out cha at centre back and build a solid spine. the likes of bergin, mullaney and carroll are not up to senior inter county standard and never will be. if we have little option but to use them for now, it highlights the weakness in our set up.

I think this is a bit harsh on those lads, they are young and have a chance of developing, I remember Joe Fitz never played county minor and didn't become a good senior hurler overnight. We do need experience in defence and I'd imagine Darren Maher Matthew Whelan and Cahir Healy will be there to provide that. Dwayne Palmer is likely to be corner back. I think Tom Delaney should be given a chance this yr in the league to see if he's up to it. Paddy Whelans best position might well be at half back too. we need to find paddy Purcell a good partner in midfield, is Zane Keenan on the panel?. I would totally disagree with moving our best player and best forward to centre back. We need Cha both winning ball and scoring in the half forward line. Picky, Foyle, Scully, King, Campion,and Willie Dunphy are 6 established guys that are all good club hurlers but they need to prove themselves at County level, Laois need them to drive on this year. It will be interesting to see how Liam O Connell gets on this year and whether he will play in defence or attack, personally I would prob play him at half back. Ciaran Collier, Colm Stapleton, John Lennon and Ben Conroy are other useful options if available.
I presume Mark Kavanagh won't be available for a few months yet.
There are a few good young lads coming through but maybe they should be left with the 21s for one year, Aaron Dunphy, Lee Cleere, Robbie Phelan, Stephen Phelan, Conor Phelan, Joe Geaney off the top of my head.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: beano on January 05, 2017, 03:32:08 PM
Lads just picked that team to stirr debate plus picked team knowing that lads are college tied and won't play for Laois in Walsh cup.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: hurlingmad on January 05, 2017, 06:40:41 PM
if that is the back 6 for laois then we are heading for the Christy ring.......not one would get near a top 8 inter county side.

with retirements we are lacking big time in defence. yes healy and a few others will return, the lack of proper defenders amongst the youth is a serious worry. could we perhaps try out cha at centre back and build a solid spine. the likes of bergin, mullaney and carroll are not up to senior inter county standard and never will be. if we have little option but to use them for now, it highlights the weakness in our set up.

I think this is a bit harsh on those lads, they are young and have a chance of developing, I remember Joe Fitz never played county minor and didn't become a good senior hurler overnight. We do need experience in defence and I'd imagine Darren Maher Matthew Whelan and Cahir Healy will be there to provide that. Dwayne Palmer is likely to be corner back. I think Tom Delaney should be given a chance this yr in the league to see if he's up to it. Paddy Whelans best position might well be at half back too. we need to find paddy Purcell a good partner in midfield, is Zane Keenan on the panel?. I would totally disagree with moving our best player and best forward to centre back. We need Cha both winning ball and scoring in the half forward line. Picky, Foyle, Scully, King, Campion,and Willie Dunphy are 6 established guys that are all good club hurlers but they need to prove themselves at County level, Laois need them to drive on this year. It will be interesting to see how Liam O Connell gets on this year and whether he will play in defence or attack, personally I would prob play him at half back. Ciaran Collier, Colm Stapleton, John Lennon and Ben Conroy are other useful options if available.
I presume Mark Kavanagh won't be available for a few months yet.
There are a few good young lads coming through but maybe they should be left with the 21s for one year, Aaron Dunphy, Lee Cleere, Robbie Phelan, Stephen Phelan, Conor Phelan, Joe Geaney off the top of my head.

Joe Fitz is a loss, lovely guy and was very dedicated through the years while playing for laois, Aaron Dunphy can only improve and even as he is he can win balls from puckouts against experienced seniors for bk , either way i cannot wait for sunday as these long nights have me bored to death
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 06, 2017, 10:04:53 AM
Any info on a team for the weekend?

Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 07, 2017, 10:34:41 AM
An interesting selection for Sunday. Fleming in goals and sone ew faces in the backs.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 07, 2017, 03:32:51 PM
KELLY NAMES TEAM FOR WALSH CUP CLASH

Laois Senior Hurling manager Eamonn Kelly has announced his starting 15 for Sunday's Walsh Cup Round 1 game with NUIG at 2pm in Rathdowney.

1. Eoin Fleming (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)

2. Eoin Doyle (Clough Ballacolla)

3. Darren Maher (Clough Ballacolla)

4. Podge Lawlor (Ballinakill)

5. Ryan Mullaney (Castletown)

6. Leigh Bergin (Shanahoe)

7. Sean Downey (Ballinakill)

8. Paddy Whelan (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)

9. Cian Taylor (Portlaoise)

10. Eanna Lyons (Ballyfin)

11. Ben Conroy (Slieve Bloom)

12. PJ Scully (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)

13. Willie Dunphy (Clough Ballacolla)

14. Neil Foyle (Borris-in-Ossory-Kilcotton)

15. Ross King (Rathdowney Errill)
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: burdizzo on January 08, 2017, 06:24:04 PM
Well, after a dire first 25 minutes, after which they trailed by 0-11 to 0-2, Laois actually played OK. Ben Conroy's goal, after a good run, just before half time, probably laid the foundation, but second half goals from Willie Dunphy and Ross King turned it around. Mind you, NUIG aren't exactly star-studded, so you'd want to be beating them.
For most of the first half, the only Laois player to catch the eye was Paddy Purcell, but once Ryan Mullaney and Leigh Bergin came into it, things improved. In the second half, then, Scully, and King hit form a bit, but Willie Dunphy showed some real good touches. Young Corby had a nightmare in the first half, but was unlucky not to get a goal in the second, while Neil Foyle was way off the pace. Ben Conroy played pretty well, and Sean Downey showed some potential. However, to revert to a sweeper in the second half was a little discouraging.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: beano on January 08, 2017, 06:59:54 PM
Yeh agree with most of that, we were way off the pace in first half and lacked direction and any sort of a plan. However after the first goal we changed and suddenly looked like a team and played some decent stuff. The pleasing thing was to see leaders in the team stand up and be counted, Purcell , king, Dunphy and scully along with Mullaney. After a poor first half I thought Eanna Lyons came into it along with Downey. A good days work, lots to improve on in terms of skill and fitness.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on January 08, 2017, 08:17:29 PM
Can't fault the character and work rate once we got going. NUIG was filled with Galway and Clare lads and they could hurl. Looked sharp enough and their age profile and ours was about the same. Was impressed with how we grew into it given how the shape of the team is so different these days. Leigh Bergin, Ryan Mullaney, Paddy Purcell, PJ Scully, Roddy King stood up and you can see these lads being the heart of the team for years to come. They are all still really young though as were most of those around them and in reality there are only a few 'big' names to come back in. Eanna Lyons caught some great balls when we were under pressure and looks a great half forward prospect.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 08, 2017, 11:19:58 PM
Wasn't there today lads but sounds like it was a decent performance in the end and sound like ye were reasonably impressed by what you saw. Brilliant to hear the younger lads did well in the end. No doubt there's talent there. It is only the Walsh Cup and it's early in the year but it would be great to see these lads playing in Croke Park. It would do much for hurling in the county.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on January 09, 2017, 09:44:38 AM
Does anyone know for sure who was missing yesterday that is definitely involved this year?

Picky, Cha, Cahir?, Darren Maher, Dwayne Palmer, Mark Kavanagh, Colm Stapleton, Enda Rowland, Matthew Whelan, John Lennon. I'm guessing all of these will be back at some point following colleges or injury. Anyone else? Is Joe Campion back? I am guessing Zane is a no.

I think there is a couple of really tough years coming up and that we will have to be very patient. The team has transformed completely since 2015 and will likely struggle physically against established teams. Plenty of skillful hurlers committing so hopefully they can stay together for a few years to build a platform for the future.



Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on January 09, 2017, 10:06:31 AM
Does anyone know for sure who was missing yesterday that is definitely involved this year?

Picky, Cha, Cahir?, Darren Maher, Dwayne Palmer, Mark Kavanagh, Colm Stapleton, Enda Rowland, Matthew Whelan, John Lennon. I'm guessing all of these will be back at some point following colleges or injury. Anyone else? Is Joe Campion back? I am guessing Zane is a no.

I think there is a couple of really tough years coming up and that we will have to be very patient. The team has transformed completely since 2015 and will likely struggle physically against established teams. Plenty of skillful hurlers committing so hopefully they can stay together for a few years to build a platform for the future.
Problem is, in those few tough years that we're due, we're asking young hurlers to carry the brunt of it until they mature. By the time they mature, they may very well be sick of the slog and slip off, or have their confidence irretrievably shattered from the experience. We've seen this before sadly.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: burdizzo on January 09, 2017, 10:19:36 AM


Picky, Cha, Cahir?, Darren Maher, Dwayne Palmer, Mark Kavanagh, Colm Stapleton, Enda Rowland, Matthew Whelan, John Lennon. I'm guessing all of these will be back at some point following colleges or injury. Anyone else? Is Joe Campion back? I am guessing Zane is a no.


On the programme Darren Maher was listed to start at full back, and Matthew Whelan was listed in the subs. Neither appeared, but I guess they will be involved. Also listed to start was Cian Taylor, but he didn't appear, either.
Yes, of those that played yesterday, was there anyone over 23 or 24, I wonder?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Goku on January 09, 2017, 01:50:21 PM
Quote from: blueandwhite1 on Today at 09:44:38 AM


Picky, Cha, Cahir?, Darren Maher, Dwayne Palmer, Mark Kavanagh, Colm Stapleton, Enda Rowland, Matthew Whelan, John Lennon. I'm guessing all of these will be back at some point following colleges or injury. Anyone else? Is Joe Campion back? I am guessing Zane is a no.


On the programme Darren Maher was listed to start at full back, and Matthew Whelan was listed in the subs. Neither appeared, but I guess they will be involved. Also listed to start was Cian Taylor, but he didn't appear, either.
Yes, of those that played yesterday, was there anyone over 23 or 24, I wonder?


I believe all those listed except Zane, Joe Campion and Colm Stapleton have committed for the year. Foyle at 25 years old was the oldest man to line out yesterday. Only Cahir, Matthew and Darren Maher are older on the panel i think!
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: burdizzo on January 09, 2017, 02:22:29 PM
Those three weren't listed on the programme. Are you saying they've all committed for the year?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on January 09, 2017, 03:13:08 PM
Campions decision is unfortunate
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Goku on January 09, 2017, 03:22:48 PM
Campion, Zane and Stapleton have opted out. The rest on that list have all committed for the year as far as i know
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 09, 2017, 03:40:52 PM
I thought Zane might have come back into the fold as he was out lst year. That was the pattern the last few years.
Pity about Joe is right but it's a big undertaking and one that young lads aren't as happy to make anymore. Is the door open for later in the year or are they out completely?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 10, 2017, 09:50:24 AM
I see where picky was the pick of the bunch for Carlow IT scoring 1-07. Cha chipped in with a few points as well. Rowland, Palmer and Young playing also.

Tadgh Doran is someone I thought would be an addition to the county team. What's the story there if any?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: hurlingmad on January 11, 2017, 03:01:45 PM
I see where picky was the pick of the bunch for Carlow IT scoring 1-07. Cha chipped in with a few points as well. Rowland, Palmer and Young playing also.

Tadgh Doran is someone I thought would be an addition to the county team. What's the story there if any?
Tadgh Doran being overlooked is simply beyond me, solid shot stopper and not as prone to blunders as reilly, no critism to reilly of course as i understand the massive effort they have put in the last few years under cheddar
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 11, 2017, 04:01:31 PM
Just realised my error, it was Tadgh Dowling of Rathdowney/Errill I meant.

Doran is a very good keeper but Fleming is worth his place for now though and I think it will be between him and Rowland for the jersey!
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: TP Ashe on January 11, 2017, 07:29:39 PM
Tadgh rejected the opportunity to join the panel I believe.

Good hurler and I do feel he'd have had something to offer the panel but it's backs we're in desperate need of to be honest...
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: hurlingmad on January 11, 2017, 07:39:02 PM
Just realised my error, it was Tadgh Dowling of Rathdowney/Errill I meant.

Doran is a very good keeper but Fleming is worth his place for now though and I think it will be between him and Rowland for the jersey!
Oh now i get yoy, yeah fleming is a solid young keeper, Tadgh Dowling has loads of ability but consistancy is the problem i guess
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: hurlingmad on January 11, 2017, 07:44:18 PM
Tadgh rejected the opportunity to join the panel I believe.

Good hurler and I do feel he'd have had something to offer the panel but it's backs we're in desperate need of to be honest...
Is Cahir Healy still making the commute from London? If so that is dedication hardly matched anywhere in the country, and its hard to see where we will get these backs from, Eric Kileen can only improve as he is a big strong lad for his age, But that mix of youth and experience is what we lack at the moment
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on January 12, 2017, 12:44:22 PM
Yes and I think it is specifically half backs and corner backs we are in greater need of. Mullaney, Leigh Bergin and Eric Killeen look far more suited to central roles. Would be great to see a few pacy corner men coming through.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 12, 2017, 01:04:55 PM
It would help the team if the likes of Butch Stapleton could give it one more year to help with the younger team and panel members as well as filling one of the corner positions. He's still young enough.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on January 12, 2017, 02:52:42 PM
It would help the team if the likes of Butch Stapleton could give it one more year to help with the younger team and panel members as well as filling one of the corner positions. He's still young enough.
He retired due to injury, to be fair to Butch, he gave his all for as long as he could. Hunting nippy corner forwards in the modern era is a young mans game and requires you to be in the whole of your health, anyone in O'Moore Park v Dublin 2 years ago will tell you Butch's time as gamekeeper was up on those knees in the state they were in. He owed us nothing more. Best of luck to him giving a few years to his club now.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 12, 2017, 03:06:14 PM
I would never question the mans committment to the Laois jersey and he stood up manys a time. The televised league game v Cork a couple of years back showed his metal.
I didn't realise he was that bad with injury. It's just a pity the likes of himself and Willie have had to leave the fold when so many new young lads are coming through.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Don Draper on January 12, 2017, 03:15:23 PM
I would never question the mans committment to the Laois jersey and he stood up manys a time. The televised league game v Cork a couple of years back showed his metal.
I didn't realise he was that bad with injury. It's just a pity the likes of himself and Willie have had to leave the fold when so many new young lads are coming through.
Sadly thats the problem we've had over and over in Laois. Blood young lads early, they're whipped, flogged and beaten down by the time the next generation arrive, shuffle off, and the circle starts again.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 15, 2017, 03:33:42 PM
A bit of a non event in the end but a long time since Laois put up such a high score in a competitive game. Leigh Bergin very good at full back and plenty of good performances all over the field. Looking forward to seeing this team in action next week against the Tribesmen.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: burdizzo on January 15, 2017, 04:22:33 PM
Well, yes, DIT's good players (Jack Guiney, Liam Blanchfield) weren't playing, so it was a bit of a 'men against boys' scenario. Mind you, Tommy Doyle, Westmeath's full-back, gave Neil Foyle plenty of it, though Foyle was quick enough to react to a goal-keeping c**k-up to pounce for a goal. Anyway, much better than last week, nearly everyone played well enough, or at least were allowed to shine. Some super points - and a good hand - from Willy Dunphy in the first half. Nice 1-1 from Keating, good to see Matt Whelan back in, and Leigh Bergin played very well at full-back. Might be worth another go there? Probably the unhappiest will be sub-goalie Stephen Kelly, who dropped a few balls, one of which ended up in the net. Hard to come in cold like that, though.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Unlaoised on January 17, 2017, 11:13:41 AM
Tommy Doyle is an superb hurler and a big big strong lad he would make beeter county Teams than Westmeath so Foyle probably had his hands full.

Looking forward to the Galway game to see a few of these young lads in action!
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: clonadmad on January 17, 2017, 11:43:58 AM
Tommy Doyle is an superb hurler and a big big strong lad he would make beeter county Teams than Westmeath so Foyle probably had his hands full.

Looking forward to the Galway game to see a few of these young lads in action!

He is indeed,Callinan struggled with him in the Railway Cup game.
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: blueandwhite1 on January 17, 2017, 05:13:25 PM
Anyone know how the Laois players did for IT Carlow in the Offaly draw on Sunday?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Unlaoised on January 18, 2017, 03:59:00 PM
Anyone know how the Laois players did for IT Carlow in the Offaly draw on Sunday?

Heard Rowland was superb in the sticks!Thats all!
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Tobias on January 18, 2017, 04:27:39 PM
I see Cha is not on the panel for the match against Meath. Is he injured? What's the story with Cahir Healy and Darren Maher?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: TP Ashe on January 19, 2017, 12:13:37 AM
Picky definitely missed the Offaly game, I think I heard Cha did as well.
Healy should be back for the league.

Darren Maher was on the sideline against NUIG, was togged but didn't feature against DIT. Presume he's injured, will be interesting to see if he can shift Leigh Bergin.

Tom Delaney not on the panel for 2017. New business a factor apparently.

Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: redsetanta on January 19, 2017, 11:08:58 AM
Cha played first half and impressed with 1-04. Picky with 6 points and Rowland and Dwayne Palmer playing.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/dwyer-shines-brightest-in-eightgoal-epic-35379543.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/dwyer-shines-brightest-in-eightgoal-epic-35379543.html)
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: Ogie on January 19, 2017, 11:50:50 AM
Is A Mortimer a young Camross man?
Title: Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
Post by: TP Ashe on January 19, 2017, 12:19:08 PM
Is A Mortimer a young Camross man?

He is.