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Title: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on January 31, 2019, 10:58:57 PM
Does anyone have any recommendations for a hurl maker, there is Laois, who will ship them to The States?

Thanks.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: on the hop on February 01, 2019, 12:19:53 AM
look up Holland Hurls on Facebook
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on February 01, 2019, 12:51:12 AM
Thanks, On the Hop! :D I'll do a Google search as I don't have FB.
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Post by: burdizzo on February 01, 2019, 07:38:47 AM
Cuddy Hurleys, Dooley Hurleys, Cahill Hurleys… - there's heaps of 'em!
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Post by: Don Draper on February 01, 2019, 10:00:00 AM
Cuddy Hurleys, Dooley Hurleys, Cahill Hurleys… - there's heaps of 'em!
I doubt too many would deliver to the States though?

Joe Fitz is making hurleys too, and looks to deliver around Ireland, a man who gave good service to Laois Hurling, you could give him some business Mossy.

https://www.fitzhurleys.com/
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Tony on February 01, 2019, 04:30:24 PM
Why wouldn't they post to USA, that's ridiculous. I'm sure most, if not all, would be delighted to package up a hurl and send it to the states if postage was paid. Especially if it's to a proud Laois man, like Mossy
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Post by: South Laois man on February 01, 2019, 06:30:42 PM
Anyone else thinking of getting the retro Laois jersey that Darren Strong has for sale. Looks class but haven't got anything off him before. Could anyone tell me what his stuff is like?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on February 01, 2019, 07:24:00 PM
Thanks for the suggestions, lads. Time to do some shopping!
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Post by: merman on February 01, 2019, 09:05:51 PM
Anyone else thinking of getting the retro Laois jersey that Darren Strong has for sale. Looks class but haven't got anything off him before. Could anyone tell me what his stuff is like?

Are Laois GAA going to get any of the profits?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The PRO on February 01, 2019, 09:18:20 PM
Anyone else thinking of getting the retro Laois jersey that Darren Strong has for sale. Looks class but haven't got anything off him before. Could anyone tell me what his stuff is like?

Get a size or 2 bigger than you normally would. I'm not the biggest fan of his stuff but also I'm not going to run down a lad who has done well in a competitive business.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Don Draper on February 02, 2019, 08:17:25 AM
Why wouldn't they post to USA, that's ridiculous. I'm sure most, if not all, would be delighted to package up a hurl and send it to the states if postage was paid. Especially if it's to a proud Laois man, like Mossy
Relax will you, don’t be so tetchy
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Post by: BallyroanAbu on February 12, 2019, 10:27:53 AM
Arles Kilcruise interesting enough transfer Chris O Donovan,  did he not play for Cork a good few years ago.
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Post by: recyclebin on February 13, 2019, 09:55:07 PM
Club league fixtures are up on the website now.

No mention of the county fixtures or results. Latest news is from December!!!!
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Post by: Heshs Umpire on February 16, 2019, 05:55:18 PM
Club league fixtures are up on the website now.

No mention of the county fixtures or results. Latest news is from December!!!!
New website supposed to be in the pipeline. Badly needed.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Don Draper on February 16, 2019, 05:58:56 PM
Club league fixtures are up on the website now.

No mention of the county fixtures or results. Latest news is from December!!!!
New website supposed to be in the pipeline. Badly needed.
Not worth a flying f**k unless they assign someone to update it.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on February 18, 2019, 03:03:01 PM
Club league fixtures are up on the website now.

No mention of the county fixtures or results. Latest news is from December!!!!
New website supposed to be in the pipeline. Badly needed.
Not worth a flying f**k unless they assign someone to update it.
True. Hopefully they streamline it a bit and make it more readable.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on March 03, 2019, 10:23:33 PM
Just for laughs (or not):

If you, as a Laoisman, are watching a match as a neutral where the outcome has no effect on Laois' standing, what top three counties do you tend to favor and what three counties do you tend to not like?

For me, as one who only follows hurling, I tend to shout for:
1. Clare (only because we recently found out that a part of our family originated there. Otherwise, they'd be on my "do not like" list)
2. Galway
3. Antrim (just because they are the lone hurling county up north)

I do not like:
1. Cork ( >:()
2. Limerick ( >:()
3. Carlow
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Post by: burdizzo on March 03, 2019, 10:32:13 PM
Heh! Laois always love beating Offaly! Number one nemesis! So, very strange to be wanting an Offaly win today! The Dubs also would be ones everyone would like to see beat!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on March 03, 2019, 10:49:20 PM
...The Dubs also would be ones everyone would like to see beat!
You're right. I can't think of ever being sympathetic to the Dubs.

I realized my first two dislikes go a bit beyond sport rivalries--more based on encounters of personalities from those areas.  ;)
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The PRO on March 04, 2019, 11:42:23 AM
For some reason, I don't like Clare at all. I like seeing them lose. Cork are fierce arrogant too. I like Kilkenny best apart from ourselves and it was nice to see Galway and Limerick win the last two AI's. I've great time for Offaly too despite the number of times we've suffered at their hands.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on March 04, 2019, 01:07:53 PM
For some reason, I don't like Clare at all. I like seeing them lose. Cork are fierce arrogant too. I like Kilkenny best apart from ourselves and it was nice to see Galway and Limerick win the last two AI's. I've great time for Offaly too despite the number of times we've suffered at their hands.

Offaly always provided hope for small counties like our own. I seriously doubt that a small hurling county will ever reach their heights again. A county needs serious money, population and focus to do well now.
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Post by: steven seagal on March 04, 2019, 01:12:38 PM
Good thread Bruce!

I never liked Kildare, I'd happily see them beaten any day of the week. Dublin obviously as well. I never really minded Carlow until recently but the antics of their football management setup have turned me off them, so let them go and sh*te too. Probably Cork as well, I ended up in college with a load of lads from Cork and they were insufferable. Outside of that I wouldn't get too upset about any other county.

I always liked Kerry, but that's probably because I idolised Maurice Fitz growing up, and I loved watching him play. The free he kicked off the ground with his left foot into the Canal end in the 1997 All-Ireland final is one of the best points I've ever seen. Same goes for Down, I loved watching Mickey Linden and Greg Blaney and so I like to see them doing well. I liked Tipp too because we had family down there so I used to keep an eye out for them.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The PRO on March 04, 2019, 01:24:15 PM
I was going with hurling only.

Kildare are my number one dislike in the big ball. Then it would be Tyrone and Armagh joint second. Meath historically but they don't register much with me these times.
I love watching a good Kerry team in full flow. And I have to say, apart from that spell in the mid noughties under Pillar, I like Dublin.
Apart from that I'd love to see a different county make the breakthrough and win Sam. Hon Leitrim!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on June 30, 2019, 10:31:58 PM
I'm getting ready to order a hurl and investigate some training drills for my 3-week old granddaughter.

Too soon?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: laoislad on June 30, 2019, 10:43:44 PM
I'm getting ready to order a hurl and investigate some training drills for my 3-week old granddaughter.

Too soon?
Its never too soon!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The Boy Wonder on June 30, 2019, 11:11:13 PM
Hi Mossy,

https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-marty-squad/ (https://www.rte.ie/radio1/the-marty-squad/)

THE MARTY SQUAD COMPETITION 2019

SEARCH FOR A GAA HURLING AND FOOTBALL SUPERFAN!
THE MARTY SQUAD in conjunction with GAAGO is offering you the chance to win a great prize during the 2019 championship season.
GAAGO is a subscription based sports channel from RTÉ and the GAA - aimed at an international market and at the Irish diaspora around the world.
We want to find a hurling superfan and a football superfan living outside Ireland.

We have two prizes:
 
1.   One return flight home from anywhere in the world -  and two tickets for the All Ireland Hurling final
2.   One return flight home from anywhere in the world –  and two tickets for the All Ireland Football final

Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on June 30, 2019, 11:23:34 PM
Jaysus! I'm going to look into this. Thanks, Boy Wonder!
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Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 11:54:04 AM
Just for laughs (or not):

If you, as a Laoisman, are watching a match as a neutral where the outcome has no effect on Laois' standing, what top three counties do you tend to favor and what three counties do you tend to not like?

For me, as one who only follows hurling, I tend to shout for:
1. Clare (only because we recently found out that a part of our family originated there. Otherwise, they'd be on my "do not like" list)
2. Galway
3. Antrim (just because they are the lone hurling county up north)

I do not like:
1. Cork ( >:()
2. Limerick ( >:()
3. Carlow



Mine are:
1.Wexford
2. Clare
3. Limerick

I don not like:
1. Offaly
2.Galway
3. Cork
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 15, 2019, 09:44:16 PM
Club Hurling

I am hoping to start following club hurling. What are the main club hurling competitions in Laois that are somewhat parallel to the Walsh Cup, NHL, Joe McDonagh Cup, etc. in inter-county hurling? And what months of the year are they played? I’m fairly sure I asked this question, long ago, on Laoistalk and I am definitely sure I forgot the answer. :-[

Thanks!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: MasterJ on July 16, 2019, 08:51:37 AM
There is really only a long enough league and the championship. League is played from around start of March and just ended on Wednesday. Championship from late August to Middle of October.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 16, 2019, 10:06:33 AM
Club Hurling

I am hoping to start following club hurling. What are the main club hurling competitions in Laois that are somewhat parallel to the Walsh Cup, NHL, Joe McDonagh Cup, etc. in inter-county hurling? And what months of the year are they played? I’m fairly sure I asked this question, long ago, on Laoistalk and I am definitely sure I forgot the answer. :-[

Thanks!

If you go onto the Laois GAA website you can get the fixture list for the club championships. The leagues are wrapping up and the championships are starting up. The group stages of the senior championship have been moved back to August because of the extended run by the senior hurlers

http://www.laoisgaa.ie/ 

The website is pretty poor for everything else except fixtures IMO. Intermediate championship starts this week I think.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 16, 2019, 04:52:55 PM
There is really only a long enough league and the championship. League is played from around start of March and just ended on Wednesday. Championship from late August to Middle of October.

If you go onto the Laois GAA website you can get the fixture list for the club championships. The leagues are wrapping up and the championships are starting up. The group stages of the senior championship have been moved back to August because of the extended run by the senior hurlers

http://www.laoisgaa.ie/ 

The website is pretty poor for everything else except fixtures IMO. Intermediate championship starts this week I think.
Thanks, MasterJ and BlueandWhite!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: GAA-SMART on July 17, 2019, 06:14:58 PM
I see the 14s got Dublin and Galway in the Tony Forristal- How are the team shaping up this year?
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 17, 2019, 06:18:34 PM
The Yanks think we're MAD....
https://www.facebook.com/joshpraycomedy/videos/479993336085193/
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 21, 2019, 02:27:53 AM
Now shake hands and get on with it  ..  ;D

https://twitter.com/i/status/1152655597902487552
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 24, 2019, 11:48:32 PM
This is brilliant from TG4, that's the way to do it lads...


Quote
Ten GAA matches being broadcast Live on TG4 this weekend
July 24, 2019


TG4 will provide live coverage of no fewer than ten Gaelic Games matches next weekend beginning with the broadcast of Donegal v Mayo on Saturday lunchtime in the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship.
TG4’s cameras will be at Bord na Mona O’Connor Park in Tullamore, Croke Park and at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park in Longford to broadcast live coverage from the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Finals and Minor Hurling Semi Finals, All-Ireland U20 Football Championship Semi-Finals and the TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship.

TG4’s live coverage will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill, Gráinne McElwain, Marcus Ó Buachalla and Cuán Ó Flatharta who will be joined by a host of analysts such as former Cork player Jamie Wall, Galway player Paul Conroy, Clare Football captain Gary Brennan, Waterford Ladies Football star Michelle Ryan, Donal O’Grady, Pat Fleury, Jarlath Burns, Seán Óg de Paor, Cathal Moore, Diarmuid Lyng, Aodán Mac Gearailt, Máire Ní Bhraonáin and Daithí Ó Géibheannaigh.

SATURDAY 27 JULY

1:30pm    TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship, Round 3 - Donegal v Mayo, Live from Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore   *Live on TG4 (main channel).

3:15pm    TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship, Round 3 - Armagh v Cork, Live from Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore       *Live on SpórtTG4 YouTube

3:00pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final - Mayo v Dublin, Live from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford    *Live on SpórtTG4 YouTube

4:00pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final, Limerick v Kilkenny, Live from Croke Park    *Live on TG4 (main channel).

5:00pm    EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship Semi-Final, Galway v Dublin, Live from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford   *Live on TG4 YouTube and full deferred coverage on TG4 at 7:30pm.

7:00pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final, Kildare v Galway, Live from Glennon Brothers Pearse Park, Longford   *Live on SpórtTG4 YouTube

SUNDAY 28 JULY

1:30pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Final – Wexford v Galway, Live from Croke Park    *Live on TG4 (main channel).

2:00pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final – Kerry v Tyrone, Live from Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore    *Live online on TG4.ie

4:00pm    EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship Semi-Final – Cork v Tyrone, Live from Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore   *Live online on TG4.ie

6:00pm    Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Final – Monaghan v Cork, Live from Bord na Mona O'Connor Park, Tullamore         *Live online on TG4.ie

MONDAY 29 JULY
8:00pm     GAA 2019 highlights on TG4
Hour-long highlights from all of the weekend’s matches in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi Finals, TG4 All Ireland Senior Ladies Football Championship, Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship Semi-Finals, EirGrid All-Ireland U20 Football Championship Semi-Finals and Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Football Championship Quarter-Finals.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: GAA-SMART on July 26, 2019, 04:27:47 PM
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/07/26/laois-u-15-footballers-set-for-semi-finals-vs-cork/
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Post by: GAA-SMART on July 26, 2019, 04:28:27 PM
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/07/26/eight-young-players-to-watch-out-for-in-the-intermediate-football-championship-2/
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Post by: justinn on July 26, 2019, 06:49:31 PM
Just looking at U15 panel - Barrowhouse well represented with seven players.
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Post by: GAA-SMART on July 27, 2019, 02:45:30 PM
Have to say that was a fantastic performance by the 15s
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Post by: Chrimtain on July 27, 2019, 03:05:58 PM
Have to say that was a fantastic performance by the 15s

Short one or two as well, I think.
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Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 27, 2019, 04:32:01 PM
Have to say that was a fantastic performance by the 15s
Would it be possible to let everyone who couldn't get there know what happened. Things like if they won or not, how they played and what the score was. This is a forum after all and the idea of it is to share information on games in Laois
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: merman on July 27, 2019, 08:27:56 PM
Laois A won by a point.
Laois B soundly beaten.

Unsure if it was Cork A/B or they had 2 even/regional teams. I've heard 2 conflicting reports from people at the game.
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Post by: GAA-SMART on July 27, 2019, 10:04:56 PM
My understanding is Laois A were in the Cup Semi Final v Cork A team which is regional, the cork team in the cup far superior to that in the shield. Conor Counihan and Derek O Connor looking after the Cup team. Laois won 2-10 to 2-09 and played their hearts out and play Kerry in the final. Beaten well in the B but a few people said that was expected as alot of new lads played in that game, Cork have numbers and we struggle numbers wise. Anyway fair play to everyone imvolved there, last year wicklow and offaly bet this team,.improvement under the new lad has been excellent.
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Post by: Keyser Söze on July 27, 2019, 10:17:26 PM
Good news. Who is the "new lad"? Who else is involved with this team?
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Post by: GAA-SMART on July 27, 2019, 10:32:01 PM
Good news. Who is the "new lad"? Who else is involved with this team?

Mark Bates looking after the team, he is a nephew of Paddy Bates from Clonaslee but lives in Dublin. Think there is a lad Alan from stradbally, Patrick from Donegal, he is a teacher of one of my lads in portlaoise, there is a 4th not sure his name.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 27, 2019, 11:31:10 PM
Thanks for that GAA-SMART, nice to know how our future stars are shaping up and how well they are being looked after.
Any idea where and when the final will be played??
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Post by: GAA-SMART on July 27, 2019, 11:57:53 PM
I think August 17th is set.. OConnor park was the rumour
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Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 03, 2019, 12:36:41 AM
Oldest Club Players

I was curious about the age of some of the oldest club players there in Laois--small ball or big ball. No need to mention names but I would like to know their ages and which code(s) they play. Thanks!
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Post by: The PRO on August 03, 2019, 07:55:39 AM
Oldest Club Players

I was curious about the age of some of the oldest club players there in Laois--small ball or big ball. No need to mention names but I would like to know their ages and which code(s) they play. Thanks!
Paudge Conway played senior football championship Wednesday night and I reckon he's 43. A fair achievement.
He will probably edge John Kealy, Danny Doogue, Noel Garvan and Chris Conway for the oldest player in the senior football.
Greg Ramsbottom played last year for Strad but not sure if he's playing this year. He'd be 42 this year.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 03, 2019, 08:15:14 PM
Thanks, PRO.

What about Intermediate and Junior divisions? Any lads in their late 40s or even 50s still out on the pitch?
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Post by: burdizzo on August 03, 2019, 11:22:14 PM
Certainly are! Junior is riddled with auld lads!
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Post by: Mad Mentor on August 04, 2019, 12:09:45 AM
Neil Browne played Junior B for Rathdowney Errill last week. He has to be 57 at least. His 19 year old nephew Sean also played. Beat that.😀
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 04, 2019, 01:08:02 AM
Certainly are! Junior is riddled with auld lads!
Neil Browne played Junior B for Rathdowney Errill last week. He has to be 57 at least. ....
This is what I was hoping to hear.
Awesome!
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Post by: Jd on August 04, 2019, 02:23:44 PM
John O Connell played for courtwood’s team in a recent div 1B league match a few weeks back v Mountmellick. He’s definitely 50 at least. Played the 91 Leinster senior football final  so that’s 28 years ago
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Post by: Heshs Umpire on August 04, 2019, 06:54:33 PM
John O Connell played for courtwood’s team in a recent div 1B league match a few weeks back v Mountmellick. He’s definitely 50 at least. Played the 91 Leinster senior football final  so that’s 28 years ago
He didn't. That was his younger brother Eamonn who's only 46! 😀
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: GAA-SMART on August 06, 2019, 08:26:17 PM
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/08/05/laois-u-15s-gearing-up-for-prestigious-adam-mangan-cup-final-with-kerry-following-epic-cork-win/

Nice article on the 15s reaching the final.
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Post by: delgany on August 06, 2019, 08:41:10 PM
Would the Mangan Cup be an A grade  level competition ?
Ard there more than one grade ?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: GAA-SMART on August 06, 2019, 09:03:26 PM
Generaly ranked the number 1 competition for U15 but in reality its on a par with the Brian Mc Lernon Cup. Youd have your top 20 or so teams in those two cups on paper.. but at 15 you might find a particulary good team in Clare or something, hard to know.. to be fair to these lads tho theyve played and beaten what has been put infront of them so far. I watched a few games so far and they are going well to be fair.. Kerry youd imagine be very good, looking at results aswell
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 08, 2019, 07:31:04 PM
In the last couple of months, I've seen several Twitter bits and click-bait articles arguing over what that ash stick is called--a "hurl" or a "hurley." So what do you lads in Laois call it? I've always thought it was a "hurl."
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: burdizzo on August 08, 2019, 10:43:39 PM
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.
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Post by: blueandwhite1 on August 12, 2019, 02:51:35 PM
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 12, 2019, 03:49:45 PM
In following some of those Twitter feed replies, it sounds like they say “hurl” in Kilkenny.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: LooseCannon on August 12, 2019, 03:59:57 PM
In following some of those Twitter feed replies, it sounds like they say “hurl” in Kilkenny.
Hurl here as well. Not as if we’re relevant or anything.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: ottoman on August 13, 2019, 08:53:55 AM
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.

A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on August 14, 2019, 10:56:38 AM
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.

A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"

Listening to Sambo McNaughton last night talking about walking down the streets in the 6 counties with hurls in their hands and what that symbolized. It seems it may well be a North / East thing (Ulster / Leinster) to call it a hurl and a South / West (Munster / Galway) to call it a hurley. Camán does the trick, immune from regional varation.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: ottoman on August 14, 2019, 01:48:05 PM
Definitely a hurl in Laois. In most of Munster it'd be a 'hurley'.

I would say that those who call it a hurl are in a minority among hurling counties. "Two hands on the hurl" is definitely stronger in Laois and Wexford at matches! Munster and Galway call it a hurley. Not sure about Offaly, Kilkenny or Westmeath. A quick search of makers shows mostly 'hurley makers' but I did see hurl makers in Dublin and Wexford.



A "hurl" in Kilkenny and Offaly too. The trend seems to be Munster and Galway its "hurley" and Leinster its a "hurl"

Listening to Sambo McNaughton last night talking about walking down the streets in the 6 counties with hurls in their hands and what that symbolized. It seems it may well be a North / East thing (Ulster / Leinster) to call it a hurl and a South / West (Munster / Galway) to call it a hurley. Camán does the trick, immune from regional varation.

It funny as I don't think people from our region particular care either way whats its called. But I remember when I hurled in Sydney for a few years, there was a few Cork lads on our team and anytime anybody referred to it as a "hurl" you could nearly see their heads explode. They just couldn't fathom it.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 14, 2019, 06:05:30 PM
It funny as I don't think people from our region particular care either way whats its called. But I remember when I hurled in Sydney for a few years, there was a few Cork lads on our team and anytime anybody referred to it as a "hurl" you could nearly see their heads explode. They just couldn't fathom it.
Yeah, following the Twitter tweets about the hurl/hurley question, the last couple of weeks, it seems like a lot of the "hurley" camp are a bit adamant that the camán should be called a hurley and to do otherwise would fall somewhere between ignorance and treason.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mad Mentor on August 15, 2019, 07:30:49 AM
For me its always been a hurl. Hurley sounds a bit......girly.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: GAA-SMART on August 19, 2019, 10:01:19 AM
Interesting weekend for the 15s and 16s. 15s won the Shield but beaten in the Cup Final and the 16s won the Gerry Reily Shield.

I went to Tualamore, was a great win for the second team. Always looked in control of the game and some very good footballers on the team. The cup final was a game of really high skill level accross both teams. Laois went against a strong wind in the first half and showed some really good character and defensive ability to be 6-4 down at Ht. They just never really got going in the second half and the referee just consistently gave scorable frees to Kerry (About the only consistent thing about him) he turned down an absolute stone wall penalty for Laois aswell. In fairness to the team they showed really good heart and got a brilliant goal to bring the game back to 1 point with about 12 to go, but unfortunately Kerry just kept tipping the ball over the ball and got a soft goal aswell. Overal this was a very good year for them. I rememeber watching them at 14s last year where Wicklow and Offaly beat them and this year theyve beaten anyone theyve played and only went down to Kerry by a very harsh scoreline.

Between the 15s and the 16s we will hopefully have a very competitive Minor team next year.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Giovanni on August 19, 2019, 04:52:35 PM
Thanks for the report.

Good to see the future looking brighter.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on August 27, 2019, 03:51:41 PM
For me its always been a hurl. Hurley sounds a bit......girly.

Ha ha. For me it always sounded a bit baby-ish to call it a hurley. A bit like wee-wee and pee-pee.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Batman!!! on August 27, 2019, 04:09:57 PM
6 games postponed in Laois the last two weeks because of referee crisis. County seems to be at breaking point now.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on December 23, 2019, 11:43:16 PM
Happy Christmas to all of you, back there in Laois! Here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year for all of us and to the hurlers staying put in the Leinster Championship for 2020 and beyond!

Laois abú!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 24, 2019, 08:58:06 AM
Happy Christmas to all of you, back there in Laois! Here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year for all of us and to the hurlers staying put in the Leinster Championship for 2020 and beyond!

Laois abú!
Happy christmas Mossy....have a good one
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on December 24, 2019, 12:26:57 PM
Happy Christmas to all who post here. Best source of information out there.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 29, 2019, 07:41:14 AM
Zach at his best...
https://www.facebook.com/Geelong.Cats/videos/2468300390111049/?v=2468300390111049
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 30, 2019, 06:15:24 PM
Not a great start for John Sugrue's U-20 Kerry team, a lot of work ahead of him..
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/walsh-injury-a-dampener-as-gores-hat-trick-helps-cork-to-22-point-win-972660.html
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 19, 2020, 01:11:27 PM
Kieran Donaghey wants all these forums shut down...

 Donaghy calls for GAA to 'shut down' fan forums 
https://the42.ie/5012310
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on February 19, 2020, 02:15:34 PM
Kieran Donaghey wants all these forums shut down...

 Donaghy calls for GAA to 'shut down' fan forums 
https://the42.ie/5012310

Problem goes far beyond the GAA but he has an excellent point. Costs nothing to fire abuse from an anonymous keyboard.

As for whatsapp groups...
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 20, 2020, 06:51:48 PM
True, but you can't shut them all down because of the actions of a few clowns, these forums give useful info to fans who otherwise would have to depend on sometimes very poor official county GAA sites..
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on February 25, 2020, 04:14:19 PM
Anyone know how to upload a video clip that isn't on a link i.e. saved on computer
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 27, 2020, 12:38:53 AM
Anyone know how to upload a video clip that isn't on a link i.e. saved on computer

The easiest way is to upload it to YouTube. When you do you will be given a link to it. Copy the link and past it into a message here..
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on February 28, 2020, 10:11:44 AM
American comedian's reaction to Gaelic Football captures the madness of the sport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1GEeHGovUw
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Mossy Bruce on February 28, 2020, 08:01:59 PM
American comedian's reaction to Gaelic Football captures the madness of the sport

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1GEeHGovUw
Damn funny.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: on the hop on March 13, 2020, 09:23:16 PM
Anybody have any footage of the 2003 semi v Dublin
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on March 16, 2020, 10:53:27 AM
Just reading a newspaper report thrown up by Jack McDonald from 1951, Laois v KK in leinster hurling. When did we stop using the word 'Laoighas'? Why the change does anybody know?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: South Laois man on March 17, 2020, 02:32:08 PM
Laochra Gael with Alan Brogan should be interesting this evening. Laois are to feature a good bit in it.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: seafoid on April 04, 2020, 08:37:49 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/pat-critchley-you-teach-or-coach-the-person-first-and-the-subject-or-the-game-second-1.4218368?mode=amp
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on April 08, 2020, 02:01:55 PM
https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/flashback-2003-leinster-sfc-final-laois-v-kildare/ (https://www.gaa.ie/football/news/flashback-2003-leinster-sfc-final-laois-v-kildare/)

Sit down, relax and watch this classic. A cracking game of football as Micko would say.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Zooming around on May 06, 2020, 12:25:07 PM
Nothing on this board for a month. Easy know the schools are off.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on May 18, 2020, 10:07:33 AM
Fantastic achievement by Cahir Healy over the weekend. What an example this man is to the GAA and the community as a whole.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on May 26, 2020, 09:45:44 AM
Anyone want to have a go at the Laois 'Mount Rushmore' which Off the Ball are doing for every county.

Pat Critchley, Ann Keenan Buckley, Tony Byrne - footballer played for Ireland and had a career at Millwall and Southampton, TJ Doheny.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Gmac on May 27, 2020, 03:18:46 AM
Anyone want to have a go at the Laois 'Mount Rushmore' which Off the Ball are doing for every county.

Pat Critchley, Ann Keenan Buckley, Tony Byrne - footballer played for Ireland and had a career at Millwall and Southampton, TJ Doheny.
tommy Murphy
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SpeculativeEffort on May 28, 2020, 12:06:17 AM
Can we claim Bob O Keeffe?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on May 28, 2020, 09:53:56 AM
Anyone want to have a go at the Laois 'Mount Rushmore' which Off the Ball are doing for every county.

Pat Critchley, Ann Keenan Buckley, Tony Byrne - footballer played for Ireland and had a career at Millwall and Southampton, TJ Doheny.
I think Zack might make it. He has had a super career at the top level of his sport.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Zooming around on May 30, 2020, 09:05:58 AM
Anyone want to have a go at the Laois 'Mount Rushmore' which Off the Ball are doing for every county.

Pat Critchley, Ann Keenan Buckley, Tony Byrne - footballer played for Ireland and had a career at Millwall and Southampton, TJ Doheny.


Willy Hyland and Ross Munnelly have to be right up there too along with Cheddar, Niall Handy and Jack Nolan
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The PRO on May 31, 2020, 06:00:19 PM
Alison Miller might be in with a shout.
I would go with Tommy Murphy, Zack Tuohy, Pat Critchley and either Anne Keenan Buckley or Alison Miller.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Giovanni on June 03, 2020, 11:05:40 AM
Sue Ramsbottom? Was reminded of how good she really was a couple of weeks ago on TG4. They go on about Cora Staunton but I think she was better.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: clonadmad on June 04, 2020, 02:43:15 PM
Open letter from Park Chairman to Laois CB and Croke Park

https://twitter.com/parkratheniska/status/1268515342055280641?s=21

Fair fucks to him for using his office to say what we are all thinking

Attn: Peter and all GAA administrators,

     Peter, we have spoken in past weeks and I expressed my views regarding the reopening of the GAA grounds. Further time has passed whereby I feel the need to write to you and the GAA leadership in general. The GAA 'lock out' has gone on long enough. 

COVID19 has obviously had a huge impact on all our lives and I am very concerned regarding the impact on people in general and in this case GAA people and clubs. As we know the GAA is rooted in communities across Ireland and GAA people have been doing their best to help in any way possible in their local areas. However, regretfully, I feel in other ways, the GAA is not helping enough.

The national GAA 'lock out' closing gates of all GAA clubs across the country is too draconian in my view and fails the people that we pride ourselves in caring for. It fails in a number of ways:

1.   The GAA is currently not functioning as a result. Interaction, young and old, interest in our sport is paused and connection with the community waning.

2.   Physical Wellbeing: GAA and sport is about exercising, testing yourself and staying physically fit. The closing of clubs sends out the message this isn't important currently.

3.   Mental wellbeing: It’s obvious the national COVID19 lockdown is having a huge impact on mental health. For the vulnerable, mentally fragile at this time, locking the gates fails these members. I think of the quiet fella that just loves to smack the Sliotar off the hurling wall on his own and let it all out. Or the father that can only get some life from his son/daughter by going to the pitch to kick a few balls. I could go on and on.

4.   Safety: Referring back to point two, physical exercise. The 'lock out' has resulted in new road exercise. In my case, I have 3 kids and to get them to do any exercise we take to the local roads on the bikes. Trying to keep this fresh within 5km, using different routes if possible is tricky. I see many, many other locals doing similar things. While this is good, it’s now silage season and the roads can be dangerous places. Ending the 'lock out' will allow families to return to off road activity and reduce the road safety issues.

5.   The elderly. I can’t imagine the isolation of not meeting anyone for a full day or a number of days. Here I think of the local bachelor/widower that loves to drive into the club, park on the grass bank and watch any game that's on or training session. He might make it as far as lying against the pitch side fence. I noticed two such elderly local members 'hanging' in their cars at the statue of Mary in the village. We need to support these people better.

6.   Participation: I would have a great fear that kids/adult players who are lukewarm about sport or parents who are lukewarm about driving their kids everywhere will get out of the habit of the GAA and sport in general. The loss to the Association may only felt in the coming years, not just 2020. The loss to the individuals and society might be much greater in terms of a lack of sport in people's lives. I won’t even get into girls participation in sport. I have two girls and I would worry about their interest level to return to GAA. The GAA has approx. 2,200 clubs in Ireland. If each club averages 8 teams across all ages. If each team in every club was to lose 3 players in 2020. That's over 50,000 players lost! If like in many clubs those 3 players make numbers at for example U15 too tight to make a minor team next year, the club may lose a team. You get my point, which I don't believe is too far fetched

7.   Financial: Not the main concern of my letter but a huge area also.     

I could go on. I see golf clubs now reopened and that is good. However, I can see the odd occasion on every round where players are rooting in the trees for a ball and social distancing is compromised, or on the green by the flag. None of this will be perfect, and the GAA should not expect to be either.

People are showing compliance out on the public road outside the grounds, I have no reason to doubt it won’t be the same inside. There will be some exceptions, some urban clubs will open slower/differently, some members in every club will stay away for a bit longer due to personal/family health situations. But let these be understood exceptions. 

I am not calling for matches to return at this time, not full time training, just to open again to our members and community. Let the walkers return, let the Kelly's puck around in one goal, the Baileys kick around at the other goals. Let the local bachelor sit on the grass bank and look at what's going on, even if that is very little. The GAA need to step up now, end the 'lock out' and open our arms once again to our communities.

Le mise,

John Kelly

Chairman Park Ratheniska GAA


Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Giovanni on June 04, 2020, 04:58:59 PM
It's not easy for GAA administrators to make these calls when there are such vastly different messages coming from experts on such simple things as whether you should wear a mask and whether the water needs to be warm when you're washing your hands. I do understand why there was a safety first approach.

On the other hand, I think this letter really sums up all the downsides and there is no question that there are several. Well done to him.

Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The PRO on June 04, 2020, 05:26:28 PM
It's a bit long winded but knowing the lad in question I've know doubt it's from the heart.
Whether throwing it out in the open like that will make any difference, I doubt it.
Looks like we are going to have a very truncated club season and for a dual club like Park R, I can only imagine how difficult it will be.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on June 04, 2020, 05:33:39 PM
Four weeks training for a knockout club championship?
I know these are exceptional times but that's a fierce slap in the face for club players. I would argue that inter county (2-3% of the players) should start first. I've heard Woolly make the same point on his podcast.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on June 07, 2020, 10:45:54 AM
I’m sure John Kelly (and others) are well intentioned. I would however caution people to be careful what they wish for. People tend to bend rules and push things to the breaking point and beyond, it’s in our nature.

Officer roles in GAA clubs are tough gigs at the best of times. Some of what I have read over the past few days (temperature checks, keeping detailed records of attendees, sanitising equipment after training etc) puts huge strain on these same people.
I’d question the morality of asking well intentioned volunteers to supervise/control all of this. There are large numbers of players in every club living in the same household as elderly parents/grandparents, people with immunodeficiencies, and vulnerable people in general. With ever widening circles of interaction I would be very fearful of how this could end.
I certainly wouldn’t like to be the person manning a gate at the local club if a hub of cases developed in the locality.

Say what you want about the GAA at central level, their blanket ban protected vulnerable people and protected volunteers who would have come under undue pressure to relent and open the gates/turn a blind eye.
Please God there are no unintended consequences out of this, but I’d be genuinely fearful.

It’s unlikely that many players will decide its unsafe to return, given how community spirit and local pride rules in the GAA. When you multiply 30 guys x their workplaces x their work colleagues homes & social circles x their work colleagues’ families’ social circles & recreation places etc etc there is an ever expanding series of circles there, almost like a giant Venn diagram.
 It really is something you can’t control. Given the absence of alternatives & the likely lack of student employment this summer, GAA pitches could slowly become the central gathering places for young people, especially in rural areas. Even if this is managed/avoided, the same people will simply meet up in a different location (to the same affect).

The best of luck to everyone with the return to action. I believe the GAA were correct, you can’t ask volunteers to manage a situation like we had (or have??). The likes of Colm
O’ Rourke (who would have been acutely aware of the difficulties schools were/are facing) should have known better and if he was determined to use his public profile to get involved in this debate, he should have used it more responsibly.
I just hope that this decision is not something that we look back on with regret. Even one club having to proceed with the implication that they were responsible for/central to any local outbreak is too heavy a price to pay for a couple of months of games (in my opinion).

Best of luck to everyone. Stay safe & mind each other.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Zooming around on June 08, 2020, 01:10:02 PM
Former Leinster GAA coach Lester Ryan was tragically killed at the weekend. He served as a selector/administrator with our Senior Hurling team for a year.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on June 19, 2020, 05:28:00 PM
Reading Hungry Hill at the moment. Some great stuff in it. You can hear Pat's regret with regard to the Laois hurlers in that period 80-85. It woudn't have taken much more to have a title winning team.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The Boy Wonder on June 22, 2020, 10:02:32 PM
There was an item on RTE Six One Sports News this evening on O'Moore Park - the loss of business to locality and Co Board due to the lockdown.

No mention of maintenance work on pitch unlike a similar piece on RTE recently showing groundsmen manicuring Nowlan Park in Kilkenny to the nines.

Just wondering if any remedial work has been done on O'Moore Park pitch which was in a bad state prior to lockdown.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on June 24, 2020, 12:31:07 PM
There was an item on RTE Six One Sports News this evening on O'Moore Park - the loss of business to locality and Co Board due to the lockdown.

No mention of maintenance work on pitch unlike a similar piece on RTE recently showing groundsmen manicuring Nowlan Park in Kilkenny to the nines.

Just wondering if any remedial work has been done on O'Moore Park pitch which was in a bad state prior to lockdown.
I believe it's in great nick. Or should that be "serious nick"!
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: blueandwhite1 on June 25, 2020, 01:43:40 PM
Either Pat Critchley or Steven Poacher for the Carlow job.

Couldn't be two more different individuals.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 12, 2020, 07:34:49 PM
Couple of clubs in Laois stood down I believe?
Inevitable.
We may not have to worry too much about the limitations placed on number of spectators the way the R number is steadily rebounding. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out how it could spread from a single challenge match with an R number of 1.
It’s madness really.
The priority needed to be getting to a point where we could safely reopen the economy. We never actually reached that point and a second economic cliff edge is on the horizon.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: clonadmad on July 12, 2020, 07:38:05 PM
Couple of clubs in Laois stood down I believe?
Inevitable.
We may not have to worry too much about the limitations placed on number of spectators the way the R number is steadily rebounding. You don’t have to be a genius to figure out how it could spread from a single challenge match with an R number of 1.
It’s madness really.
The priority needed to be getting to a point where we could safely reopen the economy. We never actually reached that point and a second economic cliff edge is on the horizon.

Which Clubs in Laois?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: The Boy Wonder on July 31, 2020, 06:49:55 PM
I've just enjoyed a Ballykilcavan Bin Bawn Pale Ale from Lidl - going back tomorrow for more !
Great to see such a fine beer being produced in Stradbally, Laois.

Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: redsetanta on July 31, 2020, 11:00:10 PM
Where is 12 acres brewed in Laois.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: smcder on August 02, 2020, 02:21:51 PM
13 acres is somewhere near crettyyard.

Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 03, 2020, 07:18:32 PM
Is that two games wiped next weekend?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on August 04, 2020, 11:21:15 AM
Is that two games wiped next weekend?
In all seriousness, you'd really wonder at the wisdom of any games going ahead.
I've heard a chap got tested on Friday for Covid, went on and hurled championship with his club on Sunday and got a positive result yesterday.
Huge contacts and transmission levels out there.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 04, 2020, 02:09:58 PM
I agree. Said it here few weeks ago when John Kelly (ironically PR club) came out with a statement.
It’s a disaster waiting to happen. And it won’t be the players that will suffer.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: clonadmad on August 04, 2020, 02:29:30 PM
Is that two games wiped next weekend?
In all seriousness, you'd really wonder at the wisdom of any games going ahead.
I've heard a chap got tested on Friday for Covid, went on and hurled championship with his club on Sunday and got a positive result yesterday.
Huge contacts and transmission levels out there.


He went and got tested weds because he’s working in irish dog foods in naas

Neglected to tell the relevant club officers

Was in the PRT  squad Friday night v Mountmellick and Saturday night v the harps

Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: oneflewoverthecuckoonest on August 04, 2020, 02:51:39 PM
if that is the truth Clonadmad, and that is what I am also hearing, then this one fellow should have had the cop on to self isolate. If you are in a potentially hazardous environment, be it home or work, then you have no business getting involved in any multi group setting.

for instance if someone from one of the senior club football panels, has just returned from a holiday in Spain/France/Portugal, then he has no business joining his club squad this weekend.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: CluainABU on August 05, 2020, 12:26:37 PM
What's also looming in the background and I've yet to see anyone refer to it, is not just the impact of positive tests now - but there is potential here for clubs to abuse this when it gets to relegation stages. I don't know if anyone would really be prepared to take that step due to the impact on their personal situation (self-isolate), but I hope if a positive test is reported (and please God there's few/none), they need to show absolute proof that there was a positive test result recorded, before 1 or more championships are deemed null and void due to clubs involved having to step down.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 05, 2020, 12:45:57 PM
I don’t think GDPR would allow for that? Personal medical records...
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Keyser Söze on August 06, 2020, 12:36:42 AM
If the reported 2,000 subscribers to Laois TV last weekend translates as roughly €6,500 profit (going on the reported €1,000 fee per game, and allowing for a discount for Saturday’s almost double header), how would this compare to a regular weekends profits?

I presume we can also add in another €1000 per game for supporters tickets x at least 12 games- SHC/PIHC/IHC). 

Would take the weekend up to around €20,000 takings when you include a few euro from the various JHC games.
There are approx 11 such weekends between hurling and football on the Laois GAA calendar by my calculations- 5 in hurling & 6 in football.
 Football weekends possibly draw bigger crowds & there are more games at senior level. Also the final stages are surely the big purse drawers.
Are they really losing out on gate receipts?


Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: clonadmad on August 06, 2020, 12:46:55 AM
If the reported 2,000 subscribers to Laois TV last weekend translates as roughly €6,500 profit (going on the reported €1,000 fee per game, and allowing for a discount for Saturday’s almost double header), how would this compare to a regular weekends profits?

I presume we can also add in another €1000 per game for supporters tickets x at least 12 games- SHC/PIHC/IHC). 

Would take the weekend up to around €20,000 takings when you include a few euro from the various JHC games.
There are approx 11 such weekends between hurling and football on the Laois GAA calendar by my calculations- 5 in hurling & 6 in football.
 Football weekends possibly draw bigger crowds & there are more games at senior level. Also the final stages are surely the big purse drawers.
Are they really losing out on gate receipts?

I must dig out the County Board annual reports but in 2018 the hurling receipts were definitely greater than those of the footbal,2019 I cant remember which was greater
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on August 07, 2020, 12:25:37 PM
You'd have to wonder at the wisdom of going ahead with GAA for the next fortnight. It's really very worrying.

https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/laois-td-calling-on-gaa-to-cancel-fixtures-this-weekend/
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Heshs Umpire on August 07, 2020, 07:32:46 PM
You'd have to wonder at the wisdom of going ahead with GAA for the next fortnight. It's really very worrying.

https://www.midlands103.com/news/midlands-news/laois-td-calling-on-gaa-to-cancel-fixtures-this-weekend/
All games off now. I wonder will that game that Timahoe were reported to have forfeited be now rescheduled?
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Heshs Umpire on August 07, 2020, 11:54:59 PM
They will surely have to be afforded the opportunity HU?
Agreed. Surely. Strangest of times. Our own lads were supposed to train tonight ahead of a local derby but instead were told to stay at home and await the next steps.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Spiritof1915 on August 08, 2020, 11:33:14 AM
An absolute disgraceful decision by the government to cancel gaa. They have done everything right and more since games have resumed. Mental health will be severely affected. A lot of people don't know that suicide has claimed more lives in laois that covid since March. Sean Fleming should be ashamed of himself also
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Batman!!! on August 08, 2020, 12:29:08 PM
So we blame Sean Fleming? Blame the ones who have followed the guidelines. We can blame all the factories, all the foreign people all want, but us Irish have been as bad!
Also stop with the Mental Health stuff. Every year be begging lads to go to the field, they wouldn’t go if it’s opened. Mental health bull as usual. Poor me card in relation to the GAA. Stay at home. Don’t go on your holidays for one summer.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: Spiritof1915 on August 08, 2020, 01:07:52 PM
So we blame Sean Fleming? Blame the ones who have followed the guidelines. We can blame all the factories, all the foreign people all want, but us Irish have been as bad!
Also stop with the Mental Health stuff. Every year be begging lads to go to the field, they wouldn’t go if it’s opened. Mental health bull as usual. Poor me card in relation to the GAA. Stay at home. Don’t go on your holidays for one summer.
an absolutely deluded comment. So you saying mental health/suicide isn't relevant in all this. Practically everyone I know has followed the lock down rules impeccably and now laois in particular has been made a scapegoat because of failings in other sectors. I could start with the severe impact this 2 week lock down will have on businesses in laois but its a gaa forum. So while the rest of the country get to go and enjoy championship games in the bright summer evenings laois, offaly and kildare have to suffer. What are you even doing on a gaa forum.
Title: Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
Post by: SCFC on August 08, 2020, 03:04:39 PM
Practically everyone I know has followed the lock down rules impeccably.
You must live a very sheltered life. Jesus, the amount of house parties, BBQ's, drinking in huge groups I've heard of is unreal.

It's not just GAA either. It's all sports are suffering.

Personally, I think it is no harm to pause things locally for a fortnight until we have a better picture.