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Title: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 09, 2018, 12:46:29 AM
Draws made for 2018 Laois football championships


Laois Shopping Centre SFC

Portlaoise v Ballyfin Gaels
Clonaslee Gaels v Killeshin
Emo v Arles-Killeen
Portarlington v Ballyroan-Abbey
St Joseph’s v The Heath
Ballylinan v Crettyard Gaels
O’Dempsey’s v Graiguecullen
Stradbally v Arles-Kilcruise
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on March 09, 2018, 12:55:32 AM
Here are the rest of the football draws

Laois Shopping Centre IFC
Barrowhouse V The Rock
Courtwood v Mountmellick
St Joseph’s V Timahoe
Rosenallis v Portlaoise

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘A’
Portarlington v Portlaoise
Killeshin v Ballylinan
Spink v Graiguecullen
The Heath v Kilcavan
Park-Ratheniska v O’Dempsey’s
Errill v Camross
Stradbally v Ballyroan-Abbey
Anannough v The Harps

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘B’
Arles-Killeen v Castletown
Rosenallis v Mountmellick
Arles-Kilcruise v Emo
Timahoe v The Rock

Laois Shopping Centre JFC ‘C’
Round 1
Rathdowney v Mountrath
Slieve Bloom v Annanough
Round 2
Rathdowney or Mountrath v Portarlington
Slieve Bloom or Annanough v St Joseph’s
Borris-in-Ossory v Graiguecullen
Park-Ratheniska v Crettyard
Ballyfin v Clonaslee
Courtwood v Killeshin
Barrowhouse v Trumera
Kilcotton v O’Dempsey’s

Laois Shopping Centre U-21 FC ‘A’
Round 1
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock v Stradbally Parish Gaels
Quarter-finals
Emo-Courtwood-The Rock or Stradbally Parish Gaels v St Joseph’s
Ballyroan-Abbey v Ballylinan
Graiguecullen v Portlaoise
Sarsfields v Portarlington

Laois Shopping Centre U-21 FC ‘B’
Round 1
1. Rosenallis v Killeshin-Crettyard
2. Na Fianna Og v O’Dempsey’s
Semi-finals
Winners 1 v The Heath
Winners 2 v Park-Ratheniska/Spink

Laois Shopping Centre U-19 FC ‘A’
Group A
Portlaoise
Courtwood-Emo
The Heath
Ballyroan-Abbey
Group B
Stradbally Parish Gaels
St Joseph’s
Portarlington
The Harps

Laois Shopping Centre U-19 FC ‘B’
Group A
Graiguecullen
Ballylinan
Killeshin-Crettyard
Rosenallis
Na Fianna Og
Group B
Park-Ratheniska/Spink
O’Dempsey’s
Clonaslee
Camross
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on March 09, 2018, 11:33:47 AM
Draw was messed up and done twice I heard!!


Ballyfin will be on thin ice this year up senior hurling and missing James Finn and they got worst draw possible it could be a cricket score!

Clonaslee and Killeshin will be happy with the draw giving them both a first chance of staying up.

Cretty will like a lash at the neighbours Ballylinan and will be rubbing the hands for that one!

Stradbally and Killcruise will be happy as well !

Tough draw for the Heath

Port and Ballyroan could be a cracker.

Emo will have it all to do against Kileen

O'Dempseys and Graigue is two teams meeting early I fancy that could have a big say in the Championship.

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Uisce on March 09, 2018, 11:52:42 AM
Ballyfin probably would have preferred the first draw where they got Kilcruise  ;D

I see they left out Graiguecullen and Killeshin in the first draw. Counting to 16 is hard in fairness. The sooner they reduce the number of senior clubs the better, make the maths easier for the county board.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on March 09, 2018, 11:57:21 AM
Ballyfin probably would have preferred the first draw where they got Kilcruise  ;D

I see they left out Graiguecullen and Killeshin in the first draw. Counting to 16 is hard in fairness. The sooner they reduce the number of senior clubs the better, make the maths easier for the county board.
Maybe this was their way of macgyvering two teams out of the SFC? It woulda worked too if it hadn't been for you pesky kids.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 10, 2018, 01:17:39 AM
       Times and Dates for the 2018 Senior Football Championship


Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 10, 2018, 09:59:39 AM
They will be all even games apart from the Ballyfin v Portlaoise game which result in probably one of the biggest beatings ever in championship football.

I fancy Stradbally Ballylinan Joes Clonaslee Kileen O Dempseys and Port to win the other games.

Killeshin and Ballyfin will struggle this year with Ballyfin to go down.

Portlaoise to win who with 9 lads after being involved at some point of another will cruise to another title probably getting their best game off O Dempseys or Joes!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: les Antiques on July 10, 2018, 01:53:46 PM
I think O'Dempseys as a previous poster said giving the Town a game . Not sure about Joes , potential banana skin first day out against the Heath. Lot of other teams on an even scale .
Ballyfin will on a Damage limitation mission while Kileshin without Attride will find it tough going .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 10, 2018, 04:36:35 PM
Saw Clonaslee in the Division 2 semi final against Courtwood last weekend and couldn't imagine they'll beat Killeshin. Have they got Annanough lads with them for championship?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 10, 2018, 04:44:55 PM
Saw Clonaslee in the Division 2 semi final against Courtwood last weekend and couldn't imagine they'll beat Killeshin. Have they got Annanough lads with them for championship?
How many walkovers did Clonslee get in that Division?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on July 11, 2018, 12:39:35 AM
Can’t see anyone getting near Portlaoise . Maybe port or Joseph’s on their day
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 11, 2018, 02:21:10 PM
Saw Clonaslee in the Division 2 semi final against Courtwood last weekend and couldn't imagine they'll beat Killeshin. Have they got Annanough lads with them for championship?
How many walkovers did Clonslee get in that Division?
3 I believe.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 11, 2018, 02:34:29 PM
Saw Clonaslee in the Division 2 semi final against Courtwood last weekend and couldn't imagine they'll beat Killeshin. Have they got Annanough lads with them for championship?
How many walkovers did Clonslee get in that Division?
3 I believe.
Thats incredible. 6 out of their 14 points handed to them.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 11, 2018, 03:48:12 PM
They will be all even games apart from the Ballyfin v Portlaoise game which result in probably one of the biggest beatings ever in championship football.
Any chance Ballyfin might concede that game and move straight to Round 2? I hear they might have both Sean Moore and James Finn from Round 2 onwards.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 12, 2018, 04:27:57 PM
They will be all even games apart from the Ballyfin v Portlaoise game which result in probably one of the biggest beatings ever in championship football.
Any chance Ballyfin might concede that game and move straight to Round 2? I hear they might have both Sean Moore and James Finn from Round 2 onwards.

Couldn't see anyone conceding a game in the senior championship but I think they will be missing their 5 best players from last years team in the first round not sure on who they might have back but Finn is in Dubai I think!

Seen them once in the league and they had the look of a junior team not even sure if they got a manager I think one of the players is managing the team!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on July 13, 2018, 08:09:37 PM
Who’s the missing 5?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 17, 2018, 04:31:03 PM
Who’s the missing 5?

Not sure was just told that by one of the former players...I know Rob Tyrell and James Finn ain't there thats two of their best 3 from what I seen from one of their games last year!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 17, 2018, 05:15:08 PM
Who’s the missing 5?

Not sure was just told that by one of the former players...I know Rob Tyrell and James Finn ain't there thats two of their best 3 from what I seen from one of their games last year!
Robert Tyrell didnt even start some of their games last year.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 17, 2018, 05:21:49 PM
Sean Moore is he in America
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 18, 2018, 11:29:20 AM
Sean Moore is he in America
Currently in Bwoston.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 20, 2018, 02:53:56 PM
All-Star team of players knocked out of the championship
https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/all-star-super-8-carlow-rising-laois-armagh-fermanagh-longford-mayo-cavan-168815


Colm Begley talks us through the eye-opening diet of a top GAA player
https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/former-afl-star-colm-begley-walks-us-through-the-diet-of-a-top-gaa-player-45310

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 21, 2018, 02:25:15 PM
ZACH TUOHY KICKS THE MATCH WINNER AFTER THE SIREN!
https://twitter.com/AFL/status/1020640729624870913

http://www.geelongcats.com.au/news/2018-07-22/a-special-moment
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 23, 2018, 03:37:12 PM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: portlaoisekid on July 24, 2018, 09:44:36 AM
Some interesting games ahead, a few very evenly matched teams in the championship but Portlaoise still ahead of the pack.

Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 24, 2018, 10:09:42 AM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Will Portlaoise break 50?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 24, 2018, 10:23:18 AM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Will Portlaoise break 50?
I think not. It will be a hiding but Ballyfin are always a better championship team than a league team.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 24, 2018, 12:04:44 PM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Will Portlaoise break 50?

Might not be far off it......As a neutral its not a game that will be worth paying in for not a chance Portlaoise would have harder training sessions!



Interesting that both Begley and Tierney Predicted a Joes win over the Heath ...

I think the Heath could surprise a few people here!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 24, 2018, 12:13:45 PM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Will Portlaoise break 50?

Might not be far off it......As a neutral its not a game that will be worth paying in for not a chance Portlaoise would have harder training sessions!



Interesting that both Begley and Tierney Predicted a Joes win over the Heath ...

I think the Heath could surprise a few people here!
I've heard its all a ruse and that Ballyfin have something outrageous ready to spring on the neighbours.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 24, 2018, 12:54:23 PM
Looking forward to the club games now.....all will be interesting apart from the Turkey shoot that will be Ballyfin v Portlaoise
Will Portlaoise break 50?

Might not be far off it......As a neutral its not a game that will be worth paying in for not a chance Portlaoise would have harder training sessions!



Interesting that both Begley and Tierney Predicted a Joes win over the Heath ...

I think the Heath could surprise a few people here!

Wouldn't go too far with that, Tierney would not be a prolific attender of Laois Club Championship matches. 
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 25, 2018, 11:16:26 AM
First Round Predictions
Stradbally V Kilcruise : Kilcruise
Cretty V Ballylinan : Cretty just because the finalists from previous don't seem to go well
Portlaoise V Ballyfin : Portlaoise
Josephs V The Heath: Draw
Clonaslee V Killeshin : Killeshin
Emo V Arles Kileen : Emo if Donie is suspended.
O Dempseys V Graiguecullen: Graigue
Portarlington v BallyroanAbbey: BallyroanAbbey but in all honesty it's hard to turn round 25 points on last year.

I am really expecting our Juniors to go well this year.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 25, 2018, 01:40:31 PM
I'll go with
Arles
Ballylinan
Portlaoise
Joes
Killeshin
Emo
O'D's
Port
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 25, 2018, 06:30:29 PM
Strad
Ballylinan
Portlaoise
Joseph's
Killeshin
Emo
O'Dempseys
Draw between Port and B Abbey.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: redsetanta on July 25, 2018, 10:10:52 PM
Exciting start to senior championship by all accounts. Good win for Kilcruise.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 25, 2018, 10:30:20 PM
Exciting start to senior championship by all accounts. Good win for Kilcruise.
Absolutely cracking game. No sweepers. Just loads of good attacking football. OK, the quality dipped at times but very enjoyable on the whole.
Begley was brilliant. So were Ross and Davy Conway. Meaney battled hard throughout. Colm Kelly kicked some good scores but both teams look shaky at the back.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 26, 2018, 12:12:14 AM
Seems like it was a great game, good start to the championship...

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/07/25/meaneys-late-late-point-sees-kilcruise-down-stradbally-in-championship-thriller/
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 27, 2018, 12:13:44 AM
So far standouts have been munnelly david conway meaney
Begley colm kelly
Evan o carroll and gary walsh

All county or ex county
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on July 27, 2018, 12:51:14 AM
Ye the usual suspects have been the stand outs so far. Kilcruise will be delighted with their victory especially after being on the brink of relegation last year. Hasn’t been much between the 4 teams so far.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbbey on July 27, 2018, 09:24:42 AM
thought o carroll was solid if unspectacular last night, felt ciaran farrell had a good game for ballylinan
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: steven seagal on July 27, 2018, 11:22:34 AM
Looking at him last night, I think O'Carroll will have to be moved into either full-forward or centre-forward, he only really seemed to bother when he got the ball in hand and could run forward. They may as well keep him close to goal because he doesn't have the work rate for midfield. If I was a Crettyard man I'd have been disappointed with him last night tbh.

If the Ballinakill lads had played a bit more football this year, Crettyard could have won that game. Cha missed 1-2 or 1-3 there in the second half, Sean Downey looked rusty as well. Maher was quiet for them too whereas he normally directs the play for them. If they re-jig the team, they should be grand.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on July 28, 2018, 11:12:02 PM
Anyone to stop Portlaoise?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on July 28, 2018, 11:30:57 PM
Don’t think anyone will stop them in Laois but I do see a few defensive frailties in the side which may catch up with them come Leinster club championship.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on July 29, 2018, 05:38:25 AM
Everyone expecting them to tank ballyfin but in fairness to Ballyfin they showed some good spells at times. Great to see Healy back from injury. Thought it was a good game been honest and glad it wasn’t the 50 point beating which everyone was expecting.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Tony on July 29, 2018, 12:21:07 PM
Some match between kilcruise and stradbally. Munnelly really turning back the clock - he minds himself so well that he could pass for 30 and there's a bit more in the legs for him. Colm Kelly looked sharp. Two good sides and a cracking game, if a little technically naive in terms of tactics but that's the fun of club. Great to see Chris conway kicking well with Davy. Also good news about healy for portlaoise. He's back just in time to get a club season ahead of his return to Laois Footballers 2019 (hopefully)
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 30, 2018, 02:30:13 AM
Sundays Results
Clonaslee Gaels  1-9
Killeshin             2-8

Emo                 1-12
Arles Killeen      1-12

O’Dempsey’s     0-13
Graiguecullen    2-11

Portarlington     1-11
Ballyroan          0-12

--------------------------

Round 2: Winners Section
St Joseph’s v Portarlington
Ballylinan v Killeshin
Arles-Kilcruise v Winners of Emo/Arles-Killeen
Portlaoise v Graiguecullen

Round 2: Qualifiers Section
The Heath v Ballyroan-Abbey
Crettyard Gaels v Ballyfin Gaels
Losers of Emo/Arles-Killeen v O’Dempsey’s
Stradbally v Clonaslee Gaels
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on July 30, 2018, 07:28:45 AM
Stradbally v Clonaslee Gaels will be a bloodbath.

Be good to see the back of a few of these Gaels sides
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on July 31, 2018, 01:14:44 PM
It was a great draw a lot of even contests on both sides....

Arles v arles is possible and Portlaoise might get tested by Graigue but to be honest they looked so good against Ballyfin who at times played decent football themselves in an open encounter!

Emo against Kileen was a poor affair as was Cretty and ballylinan I thought from the games I saw Portlaoise look so far ahaed its not even funny


I was dissapointed with O Dempseys Port and Joes even tho they did enough to get past what was a poor Heath team.

Graigue were okay and I thought Kilcruise were excellent and look in better shape than they have in a few seasons!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on July 31, 2018, 05:00:48 PM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 01, 2018, 11:32:00 AM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?

Not much of a loss hate being critical but god he has had a few shockers since he got "promoted"(i used that tem loosely)to the senior ranks!


Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on August 01, 2018, 11:56:29 AM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?
On holidays or injured. Can't remember which.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 02, 2018, 01:05:00 AM
Was very impressed with Emo this evening but you can’t help but think that Killeen have well and truly ran their race. Looked dead on their feet tonight . But credit where credits due to a good Emo display . Can see frailties in the Emo fullback line that the likes of Portlaoise would make hay with. But after Portlaoise it was the second best display of the championship so far
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 02, 2018, 08:24:36 AM
Would not write Arles off just yet.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 02, 2018, 09:29:26 AM
Port v st Joes should be a cracker as well!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on August 02, 2018, 02:34:01 PM
Emo were very good last night alright. The new chap from Leitrim was a big addition.  He took his goal well. Them and Arles should be a good game.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The Monument Road on August 02, 2018, 06:45:50 PM
Would not write Arles off just yet.
how can you. ARLES are playing Emo next..
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 02, 2018, 09:33:40 PM
Is the new lad not from Longford ?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 03, 2018, 01:44:19 AM
Would not write Arles off just yet.
how can you. ARLES are playing Emo next..

Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 Replay

                       Emo:   1-20
     Arles Killeen:   3-6
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 03, 2018, 09:39:44 AM
Is the new lad not from Longford ?
All the one aren't they? ;)
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 03, 2018, 11:08:45 AM
Would not write Arles off just yet.
how can you. ARLES are playing Emo next..

Laois Shopping Centre SFC Round 1 Replay

                       Emo:   1-20
     Arles Killeen:   3-6


I think that's Killeen!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 03, 2018, 09:22:24 PM
Club Rankings

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/08/03/updated-club-football-rankings-after-the-first-weekend-of-action/
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 04, 2018, 09:13:15 PM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?

Not much of a loss hate being critical but god he has had a few shockers since he got "promoted"(i used that tem loosely)to the senior ranks!

Would you ever take up the whistle yourself there and throw your shoulder to the wheel?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 07, 2018, 03:02:07 PM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?

Not much of a loss hate being critical but god he has had a few shockers since he got "promoted"(i used that tem loosely)to the senior ranks!

Would you ever take up the whistle yourself there and throw your shoulder to the wheel?

Nice fellow and not the worst referee its a tough Job I did a bit if it myself.

But like myself he is not up to senior level.


I think the fact he got thrown in at the deep end didn't help his development for sure.

His first match ended in a farce a few years back was it Joes and Mountmellick when there was a massive melee in it after he lost total control!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 07, 2018, 03:08:50 PM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?

Not much of a loss hate being critical but god he has had a few shockers since he got "promoted"(i used that tem loosely)to the senior ranks!

Would you ever take up the whistle yourself there and throw your shoulder to the wheel?

Nice fellow and not the worst referee its a tough Job I did a bit if it myself.

But like myself he is not up to senior level.


I think the fact he got thrown in at the deep end didn't help his development for sure.

His first match ended in a farce a few years back was it Joes and Mountmellick when there was a massive melee in it after he lost total control!

There's plenty of referees in Laois who have lost control of a massive melee. We're quite adept at the ol massive melees.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on August 07, 2018, 03:48:59 PM
Nobody coming through and breaking into th senior group is the problem
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 07, 2018, 04:37:02 PM
no sign of Mr Mulhare refereeing last weekend! has he finished?

Not much of a loss hate being critical but god he has had a few shockers since he got "promoted"(i used that tem loosely)to the senior ranks!

Would you ever take up the whistle yourself there and throw your shoulder to the wheel?

Nice fellow and not the worst referee its a tough Job I did a bit if it myself.

But like myself he is not up to senior level.


I think the fact he got thrown in at the deep end didn't help his development for sure.

His first match ended in a farce a few years back was it Joes and Mountmellick when there was a massive melee in it after he lost total control!

There's plenty of referees in Laois who have lost control of a massive melee. We're quite adept at the ol massive melees.



Hard to disagree!
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 07, 2018, 08:59:05 PM
I’ve been watching Pat Moran for nearly 50 or more years now, I don’t think I ever saw him refereeing as many games as he has in recent years. Pats a nice man, but Jesus f**king Christ, surely we can find a few lads to retire him at this point in his life? It’s beyond a joke.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 09, 2018, 09:28:52 PM
Crettyard v Ballyfin tonight was poor stuff dont know how Ballyfin managed to loose the game they kicked so many wides and lost so much possesion far the better balanced and fitter team but bit of cuteness and the outstanding evan o carroll got them over the line.

Evan  was excellent but was helped by getting a free sometimes before he got the ball .

Tomas moore has potential to be a good ref but he made some strange decisions in the final few minutes of the game .

Firstly left a crettyard advantage go way to long when they got a shot away but still brought it back .

Then he dissallowed a goal for cretty for the same thing which angered the encroaching cretty sideline in front of me it was understandable frustration.

I think he was a little shaken by this and blew up in the strangest way as ballyfin tried to get a goal at the end .

The two mins injury time was widely laughed at in the stand as there should been a lot more .

It ended strange as a ball kicked in was partly cleared
and a ballyfin man picked it up all alone about 12 yards out as he was about to shoot final whistle was blown  even cretty subs in front of me were surprised.

Ballyfin will struggle to  stay up now for certain cant see cretty goinv much further carrying so many older players but with cormac murphy and evan they always have a chance.

Cha should stick to the hurling 6 fouls in the first half and must have lost possesion as much as he got it.

No stand outs really for Ballyfin with Finn quiet .

The young Moore lad is away in america and Laois hurler ben conroy was quiet number 4 was quiet impressive but not sure of his name.

The jerseys were hard to make out sure one team could have changed .


All in all a poor game which just emphasises why there is too many senior teams in laois.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on August 09, 2018, 11:03:22 PM
Ballyfin has few chances and will regret not winning it only for Carroll and Murphy with crettyard.
On the referee strange decision at the end, ballyfin weren’t happy. Imagine goal wasn’t given for crettyard because of the black card he gave and whistle must have been already blown. Anyways, no harm to see a fresh face as an official. Referee wasn’t the losing of it anyways
Going to be hard for Ballyfin now. Seems Finn is now going back abroad. Can’t see Crettyard going any further but it’s prob job done for them now.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on August 10, 2018, 08:43:47 AM
Tough night for Ballyfin. Shocking hard to balance both codes and I've huge respect for them for trying to do so. Sean moore probably alone would have swung that game for them.

Fair play to Crettyard - Evan is a class act and they have been senior now for 14 years without ever really looking like winning it. They are a limited but hard working bunch of lads. Without the four Spink lads they would be so poor and with the rumours that the "Gaels" arrangements are being closely looked at this winter, I'd fear for them.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 10, 2018, 08:54:03 AM
Tough night for Ballyfin. Shocking hard to balance both codes and I've huge respect for them for trying to do so. Sean moore probably alone would have swung that game for them.

Fair play to Crettyard - Evan is a class act and they have been senior now for 14 years without ever really looking like winning it. They are a limited but hard working bunch of lads. Without the four Spink lads they would be so poor and with the rumours that the "Gaels" arrangements are being closely looked at this winter, I'd fear for them.
Nothing against them, a fine Club who work hard to keep themselves in Senior, but one of about 6-8 who could easily drop to a Senior "A" and be the better off for it.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 10, 2018, 03:47:59 PM
Tough night for Ballyfin. Shocking hard to balance both codes and I've huge respect for them for trying to do so. Sean moore probably alone would have swung that game for them.

Fair play to Crettyard - Evan is a class act and they have been senior now for 14 years without ever really looking like winning it. They are a limited but hard working bunch of lads. Without the four Spink lads they would be so poor and with the rumours that the "Gaels" arrangements are being closely looked at this winter, I'd fear for them.
Nothing against them, a fine Club who work hard to keep themselves in Senior, but one of about 6-8 who could easily drop to a Senior "A" and be the better off for it.

Yes totally agree maybe teams like
Clonaslee
Ballyfin
Ballyroan
Crettyard
Killeshin



Would be better off in a senior A competition would there be much difference between these teams and a Courtwood Rosenallis Mountmellick Timahoe or Portlaoise second string (esp if they lost the gaels tags) I think not
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 10, 2018, 08:29:53 PM
Portlaoise leading 1.11 to 0.04 at half time. Playing some great football but Graiguecullen were with them all the way for 20 min's. An injury to their centre back and a ref that's giving every 50/50 challenge to portlaoise changed the whole thing around and it seems over as a contest at this stage, half time..
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 10, 2018, 11:36:21 PM
This will be 1 of portlaoises easiet county titles there 2nd string wohld probably go very close
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 11, 2018, 12:41:57 AM
Our pace and cuteness is gonna be too much for any of the Laois clubs to handle alright . Feel we may be exposed when we get to Leinster though.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: High Fielder on August 11, 2018, 09:07:15 AM
Graigue were poor. There was no real pattern to their play. They got bottled up a lot and movement wasn't happening. On the other hand, Portlaoise were supporting and moving for each other all the time. Healy and Saunders make a big difference and with Flanagan back it would allow Lillis to go back to midfield. There's a more balanced look about them this year but they need to be more ruthless
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 12, 2018, 01:49:55 PM
Jesus if no team is fit to relegate this Clonaslee side they should f**k off down to junior with themselves.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 12, 2018, 06:53:01 PM
Jesus if no team is fit to relegate this Clonaslee side they should f**k off down to junior with themselves.
Survival is their speciality. They are experts at it.
What Annanough are getting out of this arrangement is beyond me. Baffling.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 13, 2018, 01:40:39 AM
The draw for Round 3 and the relegation semi-finals were made following the second double header in O’Moore Park.
Repeat pairings in Round 3 were not permitted.

The draw is as follows:
Arles-Kilcruise v Ballyroan-Abbey
Ballylinan v O’Dempsey’s
Graiguecullen v Crettyard Gaels
Portarlington v Stradbally



Relegation semi-finals:
The Heath v Ballyfin Gaels
Clonaslee Gaels v Arles-Killeen

The relegation games and Round 3 will take place on the weekend of August 23-26. The quarter-finals and relegation final will be on the weekend of September 13-16.

Thanks to Laois Today for this information.
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 13, 2018, 11:23:38 AM
Killeshin seem to have a very young mobile team don’t they ? Seems to be some potential there as a team
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 15, 2018, 10:19:05 AM
Joseph's seem to be down a few players - Jason and Kevin Campion, James Doyle, Danny and Paddy Hickey.
Anyone know if any of them will be back for the later rounds? Could they trouble Portlaoise?
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 15, 2018, 10:49:37 AM
Maybe to a point they could trouble Portlaoise . I think out of all the teams at the moment Joseph’s  are the closest to Portlaoise. Young Josh Lacey will be a good addition to the side next year when he’s of age to play . But still I can’t see Portlaoise being beaten this year anyway .
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: High Fielder on August 15, 2018, 10:54:30 AM
Portlaoise are miles ahead in my opinion and they need to show that. They were playing with Graigue the last day out and could have beaten them by what they wanted. They need to go foot to the floor for the whole game because Laois is no preparation for Leinster
Title: Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 15, 2018, 11:05:28 AM
Portlaoises aim this year is a Leinster title and so it should be . With a team of Brody , Saunders/Cotter, Healy/Flanagan , Seale, Holland , Dillon , Chris Finn, Lillis, Ciaran McEvoy/ Adrian Kelly,Benny Carroll/ Rogers, Boyle , Glynn/Smyth , Cahillane , Bruno, Lawless / Ricky Maher plus a decent second team behind them behind it’s easy to see why .