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Title: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 11, 2018, 11:19:26 AM
The draw is
Mountmellick Gaels v Courtwood
Barrowhouse v The Rock
Rosenallis v Portlaoise
St Joseph's v Timahoe
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 11, 2018, 03:28:58 PM
Can Timahoe do it? Been very close for a long time now. Them or Mountmellick for me. And you can never rule out Portlaoise second team.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on July 12, 2018, 12:15:43 AM
Was down in Stradbally tonight. A very young Courtwood team took Joseph's apart. They could be a good bet especially if they beat mm in first round . I'd only put timahoe and possibly mountmellick ahead of them
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 12, 2018, 03:56:16 PM
Was down in Stradbally tonight. A very young Courtwood team took Joseph's apart. They could be a good bet especially if they beat mm in first round . I'd only put timahoe and possibly mountmellick ahead of them
Maybe. Joes second team aren't wonderful though.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on July 13, 2018, 12:57:35 AM
Possibly not and Courtwood seemed to have a strong team out ,they even had Donoher playing (excellent too I might add). Joe's maybe have one eye on div 1 final too so were possibly resting a few players
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 13, 2018, 02:27:22 PM
Joseph's were certainly missing Peter Kealy, Tom Kelly and Dan Dunne only came on late.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: From the Terrace on July 28, 2018, 02:25:57 PM
Not sure why club officials from all other intermediate teams did not disagree with mountmellick gaels in this a 2nd tier competition back in February/March when it ratified.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on July 28, 2018, 11:50:44 PM
Was in port earlier. Courtwood looked lively v mountmellick and did just about enough to scrape home. Probably favourites now but mm will still have a big say in it . They are a very big mobile team. Coss was very good. Courtwood have some fine talent coming true but Niall Donoher was just different class. 
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: FiveStars on July 29, 2018, 05:39:22 AM
Well done to our neighbours in Courtwood. Might be a year too soon to win it but I can now seen them in county final day at least.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 29, 2018, 09:40:30 AM
Was in McCann Park too. Very exciting game that backs up the theory about taking games out of O'Moore Park. Nice crowd packed into the stand makes for a great atmosphere.
Courtwood value for the win alright but I would say Mountmellick will still be favourites for the title. They can improve a good bit I think. Young Kinsella was excellent for Courtwood as was Donoher. Coss and Hanrahan were MMs best players.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 29, 2018, 08:50:14 PM
Someone said here recently that Portlaoise second team would do well in senior. The team I saw today wouldn't win the junior.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on August 10, 2018, 12:03:45 AM
Was in park tonight. Courtwood were flying. Very fast and mobile. Timahoe just couldn't live with them. They seem to have a heap of young fellas who can play ball. The lad marking o Connor gat a black card and they brought in a chap who was arguably better. I'd say they'll take stopping now. Gonna be hard for timahoe to lift themselves now after a bad beating
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 10, 2018, 12:57:29 AM
Watch out for Rosenallis . They beat Courtwood last year in the championship and have already given Portlaoise intermediates a big beating in the championship this year . Themselves , Courtwood and Mountmellick are the candidates this year . Timahoe look past it at this stage and The Rock , Barrowhouse and Joseph’s intermediates are also off the pace. Three horse race I think .
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 10, 2018, 07:30:18 AM
Watch out for Rosenallis . They beat Courtwood last year in the championship and have already given Portlaoise intermediates a big beating in the championship this year . Themselves , Courtwood and Mountmellick are the candidates this year . Timahoe look past it at this stage and The Rock , Barrowhouse and Joseph’s intermediates are also off the pace. Three horse race I think .
The Rock won't fear Rosenallis. They mightnt be as good as them but they will get stuck into them. Rosenallis should win though. Mountmellick will beat Barrowhouse handily.
Joseph's v Portlaoise I've no idea. Maybe Joseph's. Portlaoise have their eye on the junior A it seems.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: High Fielder on August 10, 2018, 10:23:13 AM
Is Callally involved with Rosenalis this year does anyone know? I thought he had the makings of a very good footballer
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: El Jefe on August 10, 2018, 10:45:00 AM
Was in park tonight. Courtwood were flying. Very fast and mobile. Timahoe just couldn't live with them. They seem to have a heap of young fellas who can play ball. The lad marking o Connor gat a black card and they brought in a chap who was arguably better. I'd say they'll take stopping now. Gonna be hard for timahoe to lift themselves now after a bad beating
Was very impressed by them. The pace killed Timahoe and they couldn’t mark most of Courtwood’s forwards. The young lads you’ve mentioned have all come off that very good St Paul’s team from the last few years as far as I know.
Be hard for Timahoe to lift themselves alright but one win and they’re in the Semi? Luck of the draw now
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: From the Terrace on August 10, 2018, 11:28:00 AM
Yeah same as that, thought they moved the ball very well. defensively very good in the tackle & pacey tight defenders. I think they will take a bit of stopping now. good to see the talent coming through.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 12, 2018, 04:23:50 PM
Was in Ratheniska last night.
Much improved Portlaoise. Brought in the 2 Rafters and Staunton and looked a different animal. No sign of Woolly or Kevin Fitzpatrick. They could have a say yet despite what I saw in round one.
Adrian Kelly very good at midfield. Downey good and last year's minors Mick Dowling and Maher very good.
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 12, 2018, 09:26:52 PM
Was in Ratheniska last night.
Much improved Portlaoise. Brought in the 2 Rafters and Staunton and looked a different animal. No sign of Woolly or Kevin Fitzpatrick. They could have a say yet despite what I saw in round one.
Adrian Kelly very good at midfield. Downey good and last year's minors Mick Dowling and Maher very good.
Woolie is out for 6-8 week by his own admission. Was Rafter the fella who who Portlaoise went to the DRA for?
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 12, 2018, 10:02:31 PM
There’s Jonathan Rafter and Aaron Rafter
Title: Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 13, 2018, 09:16:54 AM
Was in Ratheniska last night.
Much improved Portlaoise. Brought in the 2 Rafters and Staunton and looked a different animal. No sign of Woolly or Kevin Fitzpatrick. They could have a say yet despite what I saw in round one.
Adrian Kelly very good at midfield. Downey good and last year's minors Mick Dowling and Maher very good.
Woolie is out for 6-8 week by his own admission. Was Rafter the fella who who Portlaoise went to the DRA for?
Is that what's known as a rhetorical question?😉