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Title: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on July 11, 2018, 11:23:10 AM
Round 1

Heath v Kilcavan
Spink v Graigue
Stradbally v Ballyroan Abbey
Errill v Camross
Annanough v Harps
Killeshin v Ballylinan
Port v Portlaoise
Park Ratheniska v O'Dempseys
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on July 11, 2018, 03:26:40 PM
Hard championship to call. Annanough should be favourites having come down from intermediate. Park should be there or thereabouts. Think Kilcavan are getting too old.
Of the second teams, Graigue,  Port, The Heath and maybe Stradbally will go well.
I'll guess at a Park v Annanough final.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 11, 2018, 10:20:34 PM
I  wouldn’t write off our Juniors this year
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 17, 2018, 12:15:00 PM
O'Dempseys junior A team will be good too. Could've been in the Final last year with any luck. Won't lose many to senior team. 
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 31, 2018, 12:45:04 AM
Results
Annanough         2-16
The Harps           1-7
   
Park-Ratheniska  1-12
O’Dempsey’s       0-8

The Heath           1-10
Kilcavan              4-11

Killeshin              1-07
Ballylinan            1-08

Portarlington       1-10
Portlaoise            6-08

Spink                  1-9
Graiguecullen      3-15

Stradbally           1-6
Ballyroan Abbey  3-14
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 03, 2018, 10:56:17 AM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 03, 2018, 02:27:23 PM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 06, 2018, 11:23:49 AM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.

Never straightforward with Kilcavan, I guess its the same for most clubs with a small pool of players. As can be seen from the league results Kilcavan lost 7 and won 3, yet the 3 they won were against Annanough, Park & Timahoe. So if Kilcavan have their strongest 15 available they are a match for most teams at junior and intermediate level but even losing one or two players can have a big impact on them.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 07, 2018, 12:16:48 PM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.

Never straightforward with Kilcavan, I guess its the same for most clubs with a small pool of players. As can be seen from the league results Kilcavan lost 7 and won 3, yet the 3 they won were against Annanough, Park & Timahoe. So if Kilcavan have their strongest 15 available they are a match for most teams at junior and intermediate level but even losing one or two players can have a big impact on them.
Did they not lose to Annanough by like 40 points?
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 07, 2018, 11:10:01 PM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.

Never straightforward with Kilcavan, I guess its the same for most clubs with a small pool of players. As can be seen from the league results Kilcavan lost 7 and won 3, yet the 3 they won were against Annanough, Park & Timahoe. So if Kilcavan have their strongest 15 available they are a match for most teams at junior and intermediate level but even losing one or two players can have a big impact on them.
Did they not lose to Annanough by like 40 points?

Yes, they were hammered in the relegation playoff against Annanough but think they were missing 4 or 5 starters that day, but they beat them in the original league game 2-12 to 2-09, when they had a full pick. Which basically illustrates my point.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 08, 2018, 09:34:08 AM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.

Never straightforward with Kilcavan, I guess its the same for most clubs with a small pool of players. As can be seen from the league results Kilcavan lost 7 and won 3, yet the 3 they won were against Annanough, Park & Timahoe. So if Kilcavan have their strongest 15 available they are a match for most teams at junior and intermediate level but even losing one or two players can have a big impact on them.
Did they not lose to Annanough by like 40 points?

Yes, they were hammered in the relegation playoff against Annanough but think they were missing 4 or 5 starters that day, but they beat them in the original league game 2-12 to 2-09, when they had a full pick. Which basically illustrates my point.
While your point may be valid, I'd proffer the suggestion that Annanough in the league and Annanough in the championship/knock out situation are quite a different beast.

I see they hammered Ballylinan last night, 10 goals in 2 games, they're high scoring thats for sure.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 08, 2018, 11:13:49 AM
Interesting first round, some serious big scores put up by second teams. Here are next round of fixtures:
06/08/2018
18:00   Errill   vs Camross
07/08/2018
19:30   Kilcavan vs Baile Uí Laigheanáin   
09/08/2018
19:15   Annanough vs Graiguecullen
19:15   Portlaoise vs Ballyroan Abbey
19:15   Stradbally vs Killeshin
10/08/2018
19:15   Spink vs O'Dempseys
19:15   The Heath vs Portarlington
Expect your lads to take care of Ballylinan Joey.
Annanough should be the team to beat although you'd never know what Graigue might have.
Surprised that Port and The Heath are playing for survival but whoever wins it could go well yet.

Never straightforward with Kilcavan, I guess its the same for most clubs with a small pool of players. As can be seen from the league results Kilcavan lost 7 and won 3, yet the 3 they won were against Annanough, Park & Timahoe. So if Kilcavan have their strongest 15 available they are a match for most teams at junior and intermediate level but even losing one or two players can have a big impact on them.
Did they not lose to Annanough by like 40 points?

Yes, they were hammered in the relegation playoff against Annanough but think they were missing 4 or 5 starters that day, but they beat them in the original league game 2-12 to 2-09, when they had a full pick. Which basically illustrates my point.
While your point may be valid, I'd proffer the suggestion that Annanough in the league and Annanough in the championship/knock out situation are quite a different beast.

I see they hammered Ballylinan last night, 10 goals in 2 games, they're high scoring thats for sure.

Yes of course Annanough or any side really are a different animal when knockout games come around, basically the point I was making it can be hard to judge teams who have a small pool of players such as Kilcavan. Clubs with larger squads could absorb a couple of players missing without too much difference to the side, a club like Kilcavan struggle with losses as is evident with the mad swings in their results and performances. I will put it this way, if they were to meet Annanough in knockout championship this year and both sides are full strength I very much doubt one side will win by 40 points or whatever the Div 2 playoff result was.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Unlaoised on August 08, 2018, 11:19:33 AM
A round of Junior C games on tonight I see Slieve Bloom complained to the county board about their players having two games one night after another tonight as a stand alone club and tomorrow with the Ballyfin Gaels ....Ballyfin are down to play tonight as well in the junior football surely thats not right?

Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 08, 2018, 11:31:25 AM
A round of Junior C games on tonight I see Slieve Bloom complained to the county board about their players having two games one night after another tonight as a stand alone club and tomorrow with the Ballyfin Gaels ....Ballyfin are down to play tonight as well in the junior football surely thats not right?
Too many f**king amalgamations. Spare a thought for the County Board trying to fix games, what f**king hope have they?! Clubs and players can't have it every which way. Take Michael Bermingham for example, Kilcavan, Mountmellick and Ballyfin Gaels, like how would you even go about sort out that fixture list? Ballypickas are amalgamated with Margy in IHC and then with Shanahoe in SHCA. Its quite frankly ridiculous. Amalgamations need sorting out in this county, once and for all. Kinsella was right with what he said about Mountmellick Gaels, and its only the tip of the iceberg.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: From the Terrace on August 08, 2018, 01:22:15 PM
agree with all that. if you can dream it, the county board will allow it. Farcical setup at present.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 13, 2018, 09:43:13 AM
Looking like this is panning out as expected.
Annanough, P/R and Kilcavan all comfortably into last eight.
Surprised Port are gone. Is there a second team that can challenge the three favourites? Maybe Graigue if they get the junior C over and done with. B Abbey seem to be decent too and Portlaoise third team could be anything.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on August 13, 2018, 11:39:02 AM
I'd imagine Annanough will want to get the senior thing out of the way asap. Could you imagine if either of the Sculleys or Horgan or some other players got bad injuries playing for clonaslee........ Just a question, if clonaslee get relegated and Annanough go up will they be allowed to stay as a Gaels team for intermediate like mountmellick ??
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on August 13, 2018, 03:11:48 PM
I'd imagine Annanough will want to get the senior thing out of the way asap. Could you imagine if either of the Sculleys or Horgan or some other players got bad injuries playing for clonaslee........ Just a question, if clonaslee get relegated and Annanough go up will they be allowed to stay as a Gaels team for intermediate like mountmellick ??
I couldn't see how that could happen as both clubs would be intermediate in their own right.
They could apply to affiliate a senior team though.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 13, 2018, 05:09:20 PM
When are the quarter finals on and when is the draw for it?
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbbey on August 13, 2018, 08:15:55 PM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 14, 2018, 09:56:21 AM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 14, 2018, 10:08:17 AM
Spinks improvement at juvenile might be more to do with a dubious transfer policy.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 14, 2018, 10:11:43 AM
Spinks improvement at juvenile might be more to do with a dubious transfer policy.
Sensible edit.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbbey on August 14, 2018, 10:12:24 AM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.

Im aware if that but at the same time how many of these lads are going to put football first, realistically the only ones to benefit from this arrangement are ballinakill who have succeded in expanding their area of players into spink

The only way i could see it working long term is by spink and ballinakill having a full scale amalgamation, they might loae a few current players who hurl with ballypickas but would likely gain more from ballinakill to counter that and they would have a solid foundation of players to choose from instead if the guessing game they have at the moment. Having said that the chances of ballinakill giving up.anything in name or colour are slim id imagine. Also thought that this should of happened with us and abbeyleix when they decided to go together. Either go the full way with it or dont do it, half measures dont cut it.

As for my clubmate here i think there is enough questionable transfers and players outside our catchment area to be making accusations.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: clonadmad on August 14, 2018, 10:14:10 AM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.

Where are the massive strides in Juvenile when they are in with Park at some grades and word is that they  have made approach’s to a few of their neighbors for a full Juvenile amalgamation from next year.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 14, 2018, 10:15:49 AM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.

Where are the massive strides in Juvenile when they are in with Park at some grades and word is that they  have made approach’s to a few of their neighbors for a full Juvenile amalgamation from next year.
How many grades are they with Park for? I'm around long enough to know Spink had f**k all on their own for years ,the fact that they're doing anything at underage level is a massive stride.

Who are they are U17 with?

I agree with Ballyroan though, full amalgamations are the way forward for a number of these clubs who are on their knees.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 14, 2018, 10:30:47 AM
Not making accusations, simply stating fact! Spink want it all one way unopposed transfers to them but then go mental the other way.   Over the last 5 years we are not opposing transfers out simply because that’s the right thing to do.   Spink only want to play ball one way. 
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 14, 2018, 10:33:51 AM
Not making accusations, simply stating fact! Spink want it all one way unopposed transfers to them but then go mental the other way.   Over the last 5 years we are not opposing transfers out simply because that’s the right thing to do.   Spink only want to play ball one way.
TBF if most clubs had your pick they wouldn't worry about losing the odd one either.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 14, 2018, 10:42:07 AM
Not making accusations, simply stating fact! Spink want it all one way unopposed transfers to them but then go mental the other way.   Over the last 5 years we are not opposing transfers out simply because that’s the right thing to do.   Spink only want to play ball one way.
TBF if most clubs had your pick they wouldn't worry about losing the odd one either.

That’s a fair point, last week though someone on another thread was looking to regrade us to intermediate.   The problem with amalgamations and this is genuine is that most clubs are looking for a short term fix.  BallyroanAbbey took from 2007 till this years junior team to come through. 

Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 14, 2018, 12:19:12 PM
Also thought that this should of happened with us and abbeyleix when they decided to go together. Either go the full way with it or dont do it, half measures dont cut it.


Kind of a funny arrangement with Abbeyleix? Ye changed yer name, what did they do?
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 14, 2018, 12:24:00 PM
Also thought that this should of happened with us and abbeyleix when they decided to go together. Either go the full way with it or dont do it, half measures dont cut it.


Kind of a funny arrangement with Abbeyleix? Ye changed yer name, what did they do?
Abbeyleix were a dual club.
Ballyroan were a football club.
Abbeyleix disbanded their football club and threw their lot in with Ballyroan. In theory.
Ballyroan didn't do likewise.
No reason for Abbeyleix to change anything in their club.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: clonadmad on August 14, 2018, 01:12:04 PM
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.

Where are the massive strides in Juvenile when they are in with Park at some grades and word is that they  have made approach’s to a few of their neighbors for a full Juvenile amalgamation from next year.
How many grades are they with Park for? I'm around long enough to know Spink had f**k all on their own for years ,the fact that they're doing anything at underage level is a massive stride.

Who are they are U17 with?

I agree with Ballyroan though, full amalgamations are the way forward for a number of these clubs who are on their knees.

Well if they are making the “massive” strides that you suggest they are making

Why then are going around to 2/3 clubs looking to amalgamate on a long term basis,all their Juvenile teams from next year
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Rusty on August 15, 2018, 09:33:57 PM
Spink have potential. 4/5 lads play senior with cretty. Have a few more good junior standard footballers. Have a few problems like  -  pickas and bkill train on different night so lads dont train. Not all the bkill hurlers play with spink. Spink didnt have 1 training session this year as they had no trainer. Struggled this year. The players get along, the pickas v bkill thing is more prevalent in the older generations. Hopefully some good lads come thru. I have kicked ball with them recently too :D
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on August 16, 2018, 12:27:30 AM
Spink actually putting huge efforts into underage teams and a small club like them don't need 15 players coming through every year. If they can get 6 or 7 young fellas then that's plenty to ensure the survival of their club. Winning a junior or even an intermediate would be huge for them and with their systems now in place it's not beyond them. I remember kicking senior against them in the 90s and their numbers were way worse than they have now
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 16, 2018, 09:37:25 AM
The rumours of Spinks demise are greatly exaggerated.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on August 23, 2018, 02:40:28 PM
I'm predicting O'Dempseys, Ballyroan Abbey, Graigue and Camross to win the round 3 games.
Although Camross could have their minds elsewhere!!
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on August 29, 2018, 12:18:36 PM
How is it that Castletown were in the junior B football final last night but Castletown /slieve bloom are in the junior C final ?
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Don Draper on August 29, 2018, 12:35:36 PM
How is it that Castletown were in the junior B football final last night but Castletown /slieve bloom are in the junior C final ?
An error I'd imagine, that should read Slieve Bloom on their own in the C.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on August 29, 2018, 04:12:52 PM
 :- Jesus that would be castletown getting the max out of their footballers alright. Jnr C with sliabh Bloom jnr A in their own right and intermediate with mountmellick........ How would they fit any hurling in !! Player burnout has to be an issue !😀
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on August 30, 2018, 08:13:17 AM
Annanough and Park should win comfortably in the quarters tonight. Kilcavan could get turned over by Ballyroan Abbey but hard to call. Portlaoise third team might not be as strong as O'Dempseys second team.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on August 30, 2018, 05:02:42 PM
Annanough and Park should win comfortably in the quarters tonight. Kilcavan could get turned over by Ballyroan Abbey but hard to call. Portlaoise third team might not be as strong as O'Dempseys second team.

Have not seen any football this year but does sound like Kilcavan v Ballyroan will be closest one to call, Ballyroan have posted some impressive scorelines in their 3 games to date, so obviously are decent and should be a good game. Hard to see Annanough or Park been overly troubled alright.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on August 31, 2018, 01:40:44 AM
Laois Shopping Centre JFC Quarter Finals Results

O’Dempsey’s            1-8
Portlaoise                 1-5

Annanough              2-9
Camross                  0-13

Park-Ratheniska     3-6
Killeshin                  0-5
 
Kilcavan                  2-15
Ballyroan-Abbey     0-9
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: BallyroanAbu on August 31, 2018, 08:21:34 AM
A fitter more motivated Kilcavan beat us, we were disappointing. 
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on August 31, 2018, 09:10:42 AM
Was at Annanough  and Camross.  Annanough  looked really impressive leading by 7 or 8 at half time.  Match over!!
Second half dominated  by Camross  and fitness seemed  to be a bit of an issue for Annanough.  They're  an aging team maybe. What  would be a worry for annanough is that they were out pointed by something like 7 to 2 in second period. Having  said that I still think they have to be favourites  as all the other teams beat other clubs second teams while Camross fielded  a powerful athletic first team.  Kilchoan could be timing  it to perfection  though.  They know how to win juniors. Fresh is some man to be still going so well!
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Joeythelips on September 04, 2018, 11:36:44 AM
Semi final draw:

Kilcavan v O'Dempsey's

Annanough v Park-Ratheniska



Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on September 14, 2018, 02:19:12 PM
I think we'll have a Kilcavan v Annanough final. Surely Annanough can lift it a bit from scraping by Camross?
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Helix on September 16, 2018, 12:35:57 PM
I think we'll have a Kilcavan v Annanough final. Surely Annanough can lift it a bit from scraping by Camross?

Good win for O’Dempseys the other night vs kilcavan. The club will be on a high after the seniors win last night.

Annanough scraped by Friday night in Crettyard. Poor game lots of mistakes. Park left that behind them too many chances missed up front. Annanough tired midway in 2nd half but grinded it out near the end. Would not be surprised to see O’Dempseys winning the final.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: The PRO on September 26, 2018, 05:58:41 PM
Annanough to win this by 4 or 5.

They are a first team and first teams should have the edge with three or four top class lads that a second team won't have.

It would be their first championship in 40 years!
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Laoiseabu on September 26, 2018, 06:49:45 PM
O’Dempseys have a good chance of winning the junior I think
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on September 27, 2018, 08:50:50 AM
I'll chance ODs for this. Too very similar teams with lads who are just starting out ana a lot of experienced heads too. Annanough have suffered a fade out in the second half of the matches that I have seen them whereas ODs seem to power up in second half. The boys in ODs will I presume be training at a serious level with their senior team and because of that I give them the nod
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on September 28, 2018, 12:16:58 PM
I fancied Kilcavan in the semi so I might as well oppose O'Dempseys again!
I think Annanough have a few stronger players. Donal Miller is playing well I hear and who'd begrudge him a well deserved county medal with his club? Scully, Rory Stapleton and young Horgan and McCaul are a bit better than anyone on the O'Dempseys team.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: SCFC on October 01, 2018, 06:07:31 AM
At least I got one prediction right!
Not the greatest game but Annanough won't mind. Job done.
The famine is over! Congrats to great club people like Donal Miller, Martin Stapleton and Willie Coleman.
Great chance of a run in Leinster too.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Heshs Umpire on October 02, 2018, 02:36:15 PM
O'Dempseys junior A team will be good too. Could've been in the Final last year with any luck. Won't lose many to senior team.
I was nearly right! Fair play to Annanough. It's important not to get stuck in a lower grade for too long and they did the job at the first time of asking.
Didn't see any of their games this year except a few minutes on Saturday. Rory Stapleton must have come out with 4 or 5 balls in that few minutes alone. Great bit of stuff.
Title: Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
Post by: Jd on October 02, 2018, 04:46:48 PM
Now hesh   don't be praising a kinda half  cousin  (I think) of yours trying to get him junior  player of the year. !!!! In fairness he was my m.o.m.  His reading  of the danger is excellent  and he looks  really  fit still too