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Title: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 10:09:45 AM
Laois v Dublin, O' Moore  Park Portlaoise
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 01, 2019, 11:52:53 AM
Are we guaranteed home advantage in this game? That would be fantastic.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 11:55:08 AM
Yes we are.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 01, 2019, 12:06:18 PM
Are we guaranteed home advantage in this game? That would be fantastic.
Get Dublin out of Parnell and flake the c***ts.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 12:11:12 PM
Gonna be interesting. They should have two weeks to prepare though.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Helix. on July 01, 2019, 12:26:55 PM
Gonna be interesting. They should have two weeks to prepare though.

We don’t though. In bonus territory now. Hopefully we’ll give Dublin a good game. A good physical team who gave Galway pucks of it who are quite big themselves. If we halve our wide count from yesterday for the next day I can’t see why we won’t be realistically in with a shout. A big ask but Laois will relish the Dubs in O’Moore Park!

Great to see lads get their due rewards yesterday. Mark Kavanagh coming back from 2 ACL injuries and give a performance like that. Matthew Whelan giving great service over the years getting some reward. First touch this year some remarkable difference from last year. Getting the simple things right. If we get a few more aerial ball winners we’ll be laughing. Gives whole of Laois hurling a lift and the whole county.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 01:10:21 PM
Team Predictions?

1. Enda Rowland
2. Lee Cleere
3. Matt Whelan
4. Hartnett
5. Jack Kelly
6. Ryan Mullnaney
7. Podge Delaney
8. John Lennon
9. Paddy Purcell
10. Aaorn Dunphy
11. Eanna Lyons
12. Stephen Maher
13. Mark Kavangh
14. Neil Foyle
15. Ross King


Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 01, 2019, 01:17:01 PM
Two player of week GAA.ie nominations!
Paul Kingston and Mark kavanagh
https://www.gaa.ie/
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 01, 2019, 02:59:17 PM
Confirmed for 4.15 p.m. next Sunday in Portlaoise.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 01, 2019, 04:25:49 PM
I’m almost just as excited about this upcoming match as I was about the final. I really want to see what our lads can do against those Jackeens and to show that Laois should be taken seriously in Leinster, next year.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 01, 2019, 04:39:24 PM
I wonder will RTE be showing the Laois v Dubin game?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: South Laois man on July 01, 2019, 05:39:04 PM
RTE are only showing one game on Sunday, Meath v Clare. Don't see why they couldn't show Laois v Dublin as well as they'll have the cameras there anyway.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 01, 2019, 05:46:19 PM
RTE are only showing one game on Sunday, Meath v Clare. Don't see why they couldn't show Laois v Dublin as well as they'll have the cameras there anyway.
Just no agreement in place to show it. Simple as that. They have to stick to their agreements as far as I know.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Unlaoised on July 01, 2019, 09:03:31 PM
Pints last night and probably today ..so little time to recover .

The size of this Dublin team means only one thing I'm afraid

A heavy defeat
I hope I'm wrong  :o
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 01, 2019, 10:35:40 PM
Understand the issue of celebrations and getting the focus back for Sunday. That could be difficult. However the issue of size is irrelevant in my opinion. Offaly and Antrim have plenty of big men but it didn’t make much difference to them. Laois did very well against Dublin in the league and we’re decent against Limerick who have a huge team. It won’t be size that beats us I think
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 02, 2019, 08:06:18 AM
We lost to Limerick not because of size but because of wides. We lost by 17 points but hit double Limericks Wides.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 02, 2019, 10:34:38 AM
We are a lot more physical this year but this will be a huge step up. I wouldn't compare the league as it is at a completely different intensity level. If we want to challenge Dublin we will have to close down players and space much more than we did on Sunday. We have been doing that in most matches and hopefully will do so again this weekend. Dublin won't give us an inch of space so we will need to move the ball quickly like we did in the second half against Westmeath in O'Moore Park and again last weekend.

I think the great thing about this weekend is that we will have lots of confidence and the shackles will be off. The likes of Cha and Roddy won't have nearly the same weight of expectation and will be able to express themselves. The just need to absolutely go for it and tear into them defesively and offensively from the start. Stick to the normal game plan and play like demons and there is a chance.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 02, 2019, 11:00:38 AM
Pints last night and probably today ..so little time to recover .

The size of this Dublin team means only one thing I'm afraid

A heavy defeat
I hope I'm wrong  :o
Did you enjoy your day out in Croker? If I recall you werent looking forward to it at all?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 02, 2019, 04:44:07 PM
"On Sunday 14 July, the two hurling quarter-finals will take place as a double-header at Croke Park. Kilkenny play the winners of Cork/Westmeath at 2pm while Tipperary face Dublin/Laois at 4pm."

Jesus, that's a fair incentive to beat the Dubs, another day out in Croker!  8)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 02, 2019, 06:13:13 PM
For sure, but there is little to no chance of beating physical, skilful and hard-hitting Tipp.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 02, 2019, 06:28:34 PM
For sure, but there is little to no chance of beating physical, skilful and hard-hitting Tipp.

One bridge at a time Burdizzo, one bridge at a time.  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 03, 2019, 02:03:18 AM
I had my ear to the door of a Dublin hurling forum. I saw a few predictions for the Jackeens winning by 7 to 10 points. Then one spouted, "Dublin by 15/20+ for me."   [>:(]

Here's to giving them a helluva rattling, this Sunday!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 03, 2019, 08:30:33 AM
There is always room for a shock!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 03, 2019, 10:47:42 AM
If Laois Hurlers beat Dublin and the Laois Footballers beat Cork, we'd be setup for a Croke Park double on July 13th/14th. The Footballers would face Dublin at 7pm on the Saturday and the Hurlers would face Tipperary at 4pm on the Sunday. What a weekend that would be!

Dare to dream!  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 03, 2019, 11:15:48 AM
We would be doing very well if one of them got there!  ;)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 03, 2019, 12:07:33 PM
Bookies giving Laois +8 @ 11/10...............i'll be having some of that.

13/2 to win the game. Handicap draw 12/1.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mad Mentor on July 03, 2019, 12:56:32 PM
We are certainly in bonus territory and I fancy us to put it up to Dublin big time. We will probably ship a few goals due to lack of inexperience but I wouldn't worry about that. When you look at the age profile of our squad there is time for development. There isn't anyone hanging on for "one more year" which you often get with teams. Matthew as the elder statesman still has a lot of hurling in him. We have the potential in the squad and an excellent manager to realise that potential. Exciting times for Laois at the moment.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 03, 2019, 01:08:20 PM
With the sucessfull year you'd wonder would other lads be wanting to get involved next year? There can't be too many hurlers in Laois that would come in and get a starting slot. Maybe 1 or 2.

Roddy, his goal aside, had a quiet game but delighted that he came back in after all that happened last year. Also great that Joe Phelan got a few minutes on the pitch at the end.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 03, 2019, 01:31:02 PM
Some of this years U20s should be pushing next year for places. Likes of Liam Senior, James Keyes, Eoin Gaughan and Ciarán Comerford in particular. Hopefully Leigh Bergin will come back in and the club championship will throw up one or two more. There are already 5 Camross lads on the panel (Dunphy, Gaughan, Lorcan Burke, Joe Phelan and Mark Dowling). Would be great to see one or two more like Ciarán Collier. All and all we are building nicely and competition for places should increase. There was never any serious competition for places in the past so these are good times. If you can get 3-4 new faces with the right standard in every year it is good enough.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 03, 2019, 02:59:19 PM
Players who should be joining the seniors next year:
James Keyes
Brandon McGinly
Joseph Phelan
Liam Senior
Players who should be on it:
Leigh Bergin
Ciaran Collier
But the qustion is who will retire?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 03, 2019, 03:22:20 PM
Who will want to retire when they will be playing seniolr championship hurling next year. With a team that is improving and getting more confidence all the time?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 03, 2019, 03:30:14 PM
Players who should be joining the seniors next year:
James Keyes
Brandon McGinly
Joseph Phelan
Liam Senior
Players who should be on it:
Leigh Bergin
Ciaran Collier
But the qustion is who will retire?

Not too many if any at all. They are very young in general. Matt Whelan has probably the most miles on the clock but given the shape he is in and how he is hurling I would be amazed if he retired. Neil Foyle is still under 30. Joe Phelan is in his 30s too I think but would say he has a few years left in him too. Willie Dunphy is another elder statesman but again seems favoured in the setup. Personally I would love to see everyone stay onboard and fight like animals to make sure that these younger lads have to improve hugely to get their place. The likes of Keyes, Comerford and McGinley have a few years of physical development before they are ready to step up.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: merman on July 03, 2019, 05:41:10 PM
Leigh Bergin would be a huge addition and I'd expect him back.
I'd hope Ciaran Collier, Sean Downey and Dwane Palmer would recommit and James Ryan still has something to offer.
Ronan Broderick, Joe Campion, Stephen Finan and Stephen Phelan would all be welcome additions too but they haven't shown any inclination to suggest they would.

From the 20s, I think Diarmaid Conway might be a bit of a bolter. He was excellent with the minors a couple of years ago and there is probably a spot for a corner back.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 03, 2019, 08:50:55 PM
I think Phelan had it tough on Sunday. He has played every game league and championship as vice-captain and he was expecting to start on Sunday and he came on for 3 minutes. It is harsh.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 03, 2019, 09:38:14 PM
I think Phelan had it tough on Sunday. He has played every game league and championship as vice-captain and he was expecting to start on Sunday and he came on for 3 minutes. It is harsh.
Life is harsh.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BobbyBoucherJr on July 03, 2019, 09:40:18 PM
https://youtu.be/I9c7w4TdTas

Bit of insight in to the Laois hurling set up
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 03, 2019, 10:48:26 PM
Nice one. He's certainly not talking up our chances!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 04, 2019, 09:23:47 AM
I think Phelan had it tough on Sunday. He has played every game league and championship as vice-captain and he was expecting to start on Sunday and he came on for 3 minutes. It is harsh.

You have to pick players on form not on reputation or because they are normally picked. That is the difference in this team. 3 years ago we didn't have a corner back and now our vice-captain can't get keep his place.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 04, 2019, 09:25:34 AM
Leigh Bergin would be a huge addition and I'd expect him back.
I'd hope Ciaran Collier, Sean Downey and Dwane Palmer would recommit and James Ryan still has something to offer.
Ronan Broderick, Joe Campion, Stephen Finan and Stephen Phelan would all be welcome additions too but they haven't shown any inclination to suggest they would.

From the 20s, I think Diarmaid Conway might be a bit of a bolter. He was excellent with the minors a couple of years ago and there is probably a spot for a corner back.

All good names. Would be good to get Cian Taylor back in too.

Has Sean Downey left the setup or is he just injured?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: merman on July 04, 2019, 10:20:44 AM
Downey is in America for the summer.
Think he left the panel after the league.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 04, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
James Ryan would be a good addition, but I think it'd be hard for him to commit - living and working in Dublin now, I believe.
Would Cahir Healy have another year in him? He has said he'd like to give it another year w/ Laois, though whether he meant for the footballers or hurlers wasn't clear.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 04, 2019, 03:42:15 PM
Looking at the minor team. Who is potential for the future?
Dan Delaney
Tadgh Cuddy
David Dooley
Maybe
Any others?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: smcder on July 04, 2019, 03:46:27 PM
Seasons not over yet. Why not wait on talking about who's not on the panel till it is.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Sir Alex7 on July 04, 2019, 03:50:05 PM
Apart from de names already mentioned who would add to de panel cillian mcevoy(bally pickas), pj daly(clonad), seamus fitzpatrick(ballinakill) could also be worth looking out for.. David connolly, Frank Flanagan and ciaran mcevoy as well.. I think Flanagan and connolly might have being involved earlier in de year with this years panel
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 04, 2019, 04:16:31 PM
So far, the only media I know of that’ll be covering Sunday’s match is Midlands radio. I am thankful they will be covering it but jeez you’d think there’d be some kind of video coverage for a AI quarter final. Has anyone heard anything different?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: merman on July 04, 2019, 04:43:46 PM
Seasons not over yet. Why not wait on talking about who's not on the panel till it is.

No harm in talking about the future in a positive way. Many of us have spent plenty of time looking forward with a sense of dismay.

Looking at the minor team. Who is potential for the future?
Dan Delaney
Tadgh Cuddy
David Dooley
Maybe
Any others?

David Dooley and Noah Quinlan would be the two most-likely in my opinion.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 04, 2019, 05:08:28 PM
Would agree on David Dooley.

I was also very impressed with James Duggan and the full-back line, especially Shanahan (I think).
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 04, 2019, 05:45:27 PM
Would agree on David Dooley.

I was also very impressed with James Duggan and the full-back line, especially Shanahan (I think).

Danny Brennan
Ian Shanahan
Adam Kirwan

Would be the 3 I’d fancy to progress into the senior ranks

Young Shanahan could end up with his fathers club in Tipp yet.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 05, 2019, 07:36:11 AM
Captain Tadhg Cuddy and Dan Delaney did well.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 05, 2019, 09:08:42 AM
Duignan says Dubs by 6 or 7 on morning Ireland on RTE radio 1
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 05, 2019, 09:53:24 AM
It could pan out like that. Bookies have us +8.

But it's sport and doesn't always follow the script!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 05, 2019, 11:07:24 AM
Hurling often does, though - much more so than football.
If we could keep it within that range, I'd be happy enough.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 05, 2019, 11:25:26 AM
Dublin will win handy.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 05, 2019, 11:35:28 AM
Dublin will win handy.
Good man, just the sort of optimism all fans want. You must be great craic at partys.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 05, 2019, 03:41:06 PM
I’d loved to see Laois get within 3 points of them—close enough where the dubs start soiling themselves.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Gmac on July 05, 2019, 04:09:07 PM
Dublin beat Galway and Carlow drew with Wexford and could have beaten Kilkenny they have a feeling they can shock Tipperary in the quarter final, they will be looking past Laois but can Laois produce a performance of a lifetime to beat them I doubt hit but you have to relish the opportunity.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 05, 2019, 06:18:59 PM
They need to believe. That's what happened again Galway in the Leinster semi-final in 2014. They could've won it but they did not believe in themselves. Another award if they win, they will play Tipp in Croker on The Sunday Game and get some real notice from the hurling world!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 05, 2019, 10:13:10 PM
Joe back in corner back, for Donnacha Hartnett - otherwise unchanged. Best of luck to 'em!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 05, 2019, 10:48:01 PM
Is there much of a buzz, back there, amongst the general public for this match or is it just the hard-core hurling fans that are really looking forward to it?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 05, 2019, 11:25:35 PM
They need to believe. That's what happened again Galway in the Leinster semi-final in 2014. They could've won it but they did not believe in themselves. Another award if they win, they will play Tipp in Croker on The Sunday Game and get some real notice from the hurling world!
Are you scitzo?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 06, 2019, 12:07:04 AM
They need to believe. That's what happened again Galway in the Leinster semi-final in 2014. They could've won it but they did not believe in themselves. Another award if they win, they will play Tipp in Croker on The Sunday Game and get some real notice from the hurling world!
Are you scitzo?
Haha! Yeah, that was quite a turnaround from “Dublin will win handy.”
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 06, 2019, 12:38:16 AM
Didn’t hear all of Donal O’Grady on todayfm but he was being positive about Laois and referred to the2 point loss in the league game and Cha being sent of early in second half. It was a great performance in fairness, a real battle that day and we did miss Cha when he got sent off. That was probably the making of this team.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 06, 2019, 09:48:00 AM
Same team as Sunday except that Hartnett has been replaced by Joe Phelan!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: merman on July 06, 2019, 01:14:10 PM
Wouldn't be surprised to see another change or two.
Eanna Lyons couldn't have done much more to earn a recall.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 06, 2019, 03:05:04 PM
Lyons in for Picky? Or King? Hard to leave any of the others off. Although Willie didn’t score he does a serious amount of work.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 06, 2019, 09:22:37 PM
"Leinster boss refuses to rule out hurling expansion"
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/leinster-boss-refuses-to-rule-out-hurling-expansion-38284215.html

"[Leinster CEO] Reynolds believes next year's revamped hurling League will provide a good indication of whether there's a case for more counties competing in the Leinster SHC."  ???

Well, the NHL Division 1 Group A, has one smaller hurling county (Westmeath) in it. Group B, has two smaller hurling counties (Laois and Carlow). It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out which group will retain at least one smaller county and which group resembles the current Leinster setup where a lone smaller county is sure to drop down. Do the talking heads at Leinster need a whole NHL season to figure this out, Mr Reynolds?

"'We'll have to wait and see what the changed League groups show up next year,' he [Reynolds] said.  :o
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 06, 2019, 10:01:16 PM
The current championship set-up is for a three year 'trial' period, so I don't imagine there'll be any changes before that period is up.

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 07, 2019, 10:13:50 AM
Who do you think will win the Joe McDonagh Cup n 2020. I think Carlow again!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 07, 2019, 11:10:58 AM
Really looking forward to this game. Cha due a big game so hopefully it’s today. We’ Get our few minutes on Sunday Game tonight and it would be great to give them something positive to discuss about Laois without being patronising.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 07, 2019, 11:31:53 AM
Really looking forward to this game. Cha due a big game so hopefully it’s today. We’ Get our few minutes on Sunday Game tonight and it would be great to give them something positive to discuss about Laois without being patronising.

Why is the Laois v Dublin game not on TV? Do they literally not give a shite about this match? Its great living over the pond, I think I have seen about 2 mins of Laois this summer on the highlights programme Sky use (they just use Sunday Game edited coverage), the Lais games were treated as News bulletins. They did not even bother with the JMD final on the highlights. Only for TG4 I would have seen none of it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 07, 2019, 11:39:12 AM
The fact the cameras are in the ground all set up. Heard it’s because of women’s World Cup
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: imtommygunn on July 07, 2019, 11:57:33 AM
Is it being streamed?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: steven seagal on July 07, 2019, 01:44:49 PM
GAA Go are showing Clare v Meath, which is at the same venue directly before it, but are not showing Dublin v Laois. They couldn't be arsed leaving the cameras running, the pr*cks
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 04:05:14 PM
Sh!te. Midlands Radio is splitting coverage with some Westmeath match.  >:(
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 07, 2019, 04:27:19 PM
Sh!te. Midlands Radio is splitting coverage with some Westmeath match.  >:(

Westmeath game is all but over so Laois should have most of the coverage. Best of luck to Laois hurlers today. I hope the teams really do themselves justice today and give Dublin a serious rattle.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 05:00:17 PM
LAOIS 1-12
jackeens 0-10

What a first half!!!

Keep that fire going, lads!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Helix. on July 07, 2019, 05:00:53 PM
Serious effort so far. Hopefully won’t rue those wides. Dublin with last 2 scores Danny Sutcliffe starting to come into the game and doing damage. Laois abu!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 05:04:28 PM
What excites me is that we still have some serious hurlers waiting on the bench, ready to get in the action in the second half.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 07, 2019, 05:10:47 PM
Hard to judge listening to online commentary but it sure sounds like the Laois hurlers are leaving it all on the pitch. Biggest second half of their lives to come, but they are in with a great chance. H'on Laois!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 07, 2019, 05:50:44 PM
They have done it!!!!!!!
Legends!! Eddie Brennen fair play to you boy, I have aged a few years after listening to that so God knows what anyone was feeling who was actually at it.

WHAT A WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 07, 2019, 05:51:55 PM
Eddie Brennan is a genius
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 07, 2019, 05:53:22 PM
Wow well done
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 05:54:17 PM
I'm speechless!
We dominated the whole match!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 07, 2019, 06:03:22 PM
Fantastic win! Well done all!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 06:10:05 PM
That shower at The Sunday Game now can’t help but talk about Laois. Ha!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 07, 2019, 06:13:06 PM
Well done lads. Ye kept the faith when things weren’t looking great. Ye really deserve today’s result, especially Mossy . Laois abú
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Chrimtain on July 07, 2019, 06:13:56 PM
Well done to our brilliant hurlers.  :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: recyclebin on July 07, 2019, 06:28:44 PM
Was listening to it on the radio driving up to Mayo from Laois. What a win! They said there would be extended highlights on the Sunday Game tonight.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 07, 2019, 06:31:31 PM
Couldn't hold back the tears :'( :'( :'( :'(
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Helix. on July 07, 2019, 06:38:16 PM
Couldn't hold back the tears :'( :'( :'( :'(
Well f**k me that was outrageous. John Lennon was immense. Record the Sunday Game. Absolutely magnificent. Couldn’t beat kerry Westmeath last year and pull this out of the fire. Well done lads!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: shantygael on July 07, 2019, 07:02:30 PM
Some result,some work rate by laois.it gives other teams hope that you can beat anyone on the day  if you have the belief.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 07, 2019, 07:20:58 PM
Don’t think I’ve ever seen a Laois team with more courage and intelligence. Absolutely unbelievable day in Portlaoise with incredible support. Congratulations to all.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 07:34:04 PM
I'm just starting to look over all of Tipp's matches for this year. Never thought I'd be doing that!

Will be raising a pint(s) for Mr. Brennan and the lads!
(Still a little early in the day, here.)

What a year!!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 07, 2019, 07:36:46 PM
What a win! Brilliant stuff, each and every one of them died for their county today.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 07, 2019, 07:43:42 PM
Another day out in Croker. First win the McDonagh now this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Laoisabu19 :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: portlaoisekid on July 07, 2019, 07:57:06 PM
Absolutely stunning.. Brilliant from laois and the lads deserve it , this was no fluke .
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 07, 2019, 08:45:02 PM
Couldn't hold back the tears :'( :'( :'( :'(
Well f**k me that was outrageous. John Lennon was immense. Record the Sunday Game. Absolutely magnificent. Couldn’t beat kerry Westmeath last year and pull this out of the fire. Well done lads!

Absolutely, John Lennon - often under-rated - was a real star today. Same goes for Willie Dunphy. Both often do the unglamorous, hard work, but today really got noticed.
I think I'm right in saying this is the first time since 1985 that Laois have beaten a team ranked higher than them in the championship? Unbelievable!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 08:55:35 PM
Well done lads. Ye kept the faith when things weren’t looking great. Ye really deserve today’s result, especially Mossy . Laois abú
Thanks for the mention there, Seafoid. But all I do is sit on my arse, wearing a bath robe (blue and white, by the way), coffee in hand, yelling, LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS.

(a scary picture, I imagine)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 07, 2019, 08:59:43 PM
Someone record the Sunday Game and stick it on YouTube for us ex pat's
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 09:06:53 PM
Someone record the Sunday Game and stick it on YouTube for us ex pat's
Hear, hear!
I'm hooked up to a VPN proxy server in Ireland and I'm still blocked from watching The Sunday Game. It should be free viewing on GAAGO by the end of the week but I sure don't want to wait that long.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 07, 2019, 09:13:23 PM
Well done lads. Ye kept the faith when things weren’t looking great. Ye really deserve today’s result, especially Mossy . Laois abú
Thanks for the mention there, Seafoid. But all I do is sit on my arse, wearing a bath robe (blue and white, by the way), coffee in hand, yelling, LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS.

(a scary picture, I imagine)
You're a gas character, Mossy  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 07, 2019, 10:11:38 PM
Mossy, my son recorded that for you on the Sunday Game, it's uploading to his YouTube now. I'll send you the link when it's uploaded. It's a big file, so it might be Irish Monday morning by the time it's all uploaded & I can send the link to you then. Tony.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 07, 2019, 10:14:56 PM
Mossy, my son recorded that for you on the Sunday Game, it's uploading to his YouTube now. I'll send you the link when it's uploaded. It's a big file, so it might be Irish Monday morning by the time it's all uploaded & I can send the link to you then. Tony.
Wow! Thanks, Tony & Son.
I really appreciate it!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 07, 2019, 10:34:46 PM
What’s seldom is wonderful. Delighted for the hurlers they really deserved that and to see the crowd on the pitch around them at the end was a sight to behold. Willie Dunphy, what a warrior. Always works his socks off and at times doesn’t get the breaks. Today he was immense. The run in behind to get the ball prior to the goal typified him and the team. Warriors the lot of them who never stopped and were brave in contact. That first half they swarmed all over Dublin. They believed they could win and by Jaysus they delivered. Nothing like upsetting the odds and they won me a few quid today. The beauty of sport. Things don’t always go to plan.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 07, 2019, 10:39:51 PM
I genuinely didn't think this was possible.
Some of it is down to the simplicity of positive attitude that Mr Brennan has; sure why can't we hurl them.
Workrate today was unbelievable. I have no idea how some of them kept going,

There are hurlers in Laois.
Laois abu.

This is the biggest Laois hurling win I have seen and I was there in 1984, 1985, 1989 & throughout the 90s.
It is soooooooo satisfying to be able to turn around and say " ye, we can hurl".

LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS, LAOIS!!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 07, 2019, 11:49:47 PM
Cyril Farrell- Laois were the hunters and Dublin were the hunted.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: les Antiques on July 08, 2019, 12:36:20 AM
Thank you Laois hurlers for making my summer . The commentary from Jack and photos from home makes this one of the great days . Tipp in Croker in July ...... bring it on !!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SpeculativeEffort on July 08, 2019, 12:37:50 AM
Lets start a go fund me page to get Mossy Bruce to Croke Park next sunday...im serious
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 12:48:28 AM
Lets start a go fund me page to get Mossy Bruce to Croke Park next sunday...im serious
I REALLY appreciate the sentiment there but I don't even have a passport. I was just thinking this afternoon I better get serious about getting my passport (a couple of months process, here) and getting back there, next year, under my own steam. Again, I truly appreciate the thoughtfulness.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 08, 2019, 01:01:29 AM
Buff Egan with the hurlers. Some gas stuff.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: les Antiques on July 08, 2019, 01:39:56 AM
Mossy. .. Seattle to Dublin now direct with Aer Lingus ..
We spoke back In the Laoistalk days 😆
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 08, 2019, 02:01:11 AM
Feck the passport, show security your Croker tickets in Shannon and the lads will wave you on through! 🤣
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 02:40:36 AM
Feck the passport, show security your Croker tickets in Shannon and the lads will wave you on through! 🤣
Haha! Yeah, that might work!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 03:09:14 AM
Excellent article in the Independent!
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/i-am-getting-a-bit-of-credit-but-i-dont-want-credit-eddie-brennan-hails-his-laois-heroes-38290849.html

"Brennan is in for the long haul with these men,..."
I truly hope so!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 08, 2019, 03:52:28 AM
This is very good

https://mobile.twitter.com/ShaneSaint/status/1148041509893054464
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 08, 2019, 04:19:09 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ShaneSaint/status/1148064160892293122

I’d say Laois would be good for an All Star

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: CruiseCigar on July 08, 2019, 05:46:23 AM
Wow what a win. Was in Brussels listening to Nolan on Midlands 103.what a commentary. I could feel the energy and excitement. What more can be said about our hurlers. It was absolutely brilliant. Bring on Tipp. Laois at the top table.

Laois Abu
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 08, 2019, 07:40:06 AM
I know it's hoping for too much, but (whisper it!) - didn't Dublin beat Tipp in the league??!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 08, 2019, 08:16:20 AM
Laois people streaming onto the pitch and chanting Laois,Loais,Laois!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 08, 2019, 08:18:26 AM
Mossy and people outside the country - my son uploaded this video of the highlights there. He said he couldn't record it directly from the TV so he taped it with his phone. So heads up, the quality isn't brilliant but it might be better than nothing. Make sure to set the playback to 720 or 1080p for best quality. Hope you enjoy. Tony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFYxXm-b1M&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 08, 2019, 08:32:54 AM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/laois-s-spark-of-self-belief-becomes-a-winning-flame-at-o-moore-park-1.3949595

Laois’s spark of self-belief becomes a winning flame at O’Moore Park
Eddie Brennan knew Laois could fell Dublin – he just had to make his players believe it too
about an hour ago
Gavin Cummiskey

 
Laois hurling people, Laois players and all the children that invaded O’Moore Park before, during and after this battle needed someone to spark the inner belief. They needed convincing that beating Dublin, for the first time since 2005, was a natural progression in their sporting existence now Eddie Brennan is walking the line for each and every one of them.

We know Brennan believes any team can be felled. The black-and-amber sharpshooter of an eternal generation knows how to beat Dublin in his sleep. Hell, he knows how to beat Tipperary in Croke Park on any given Sunday. He has always known. Born into belief.

Turns out his influence – and that of Niall Corcoran – has dismantled the promise of a Dublin hurling explosion for another year.

“Right from minute one our tackles were right on the meat,” said Brennan with an infectious calmness only a Kilkenny hurler with a chest of medals can possess. “We set the tone. Every time Dublin responded we were able to go back up and keep punching. That has been a trait of this team all year long.”

I rang Niall Corcoran on the road up and just said, ‘I think we are right here. I think we have them’
And to think these Laois hurlers were encouraged to celebrate capturing the McDonagh Cup last weekend with a Monday session on the beer. Still, come Friday night, as Brennan drove home, he felt the need to phone his coach despite only parting company with him a few minutes beforehand.

“I rang Niall Corcoran on the road up and just said, ‘I think we are right here. I think we have them,’ because the players drove on the meeting, they drove on the training.

‘Tuned in’
“When they believe in themselves – that was the difference – and today right from minute one they were well tuned in. We said to them, ‘don’t be afraid of the occasion. Go and enjoy it. And go at it. If anyone is under pressure today it is the guys up the hall.’”


But Laois players needed a moment. The crowd craved it. Something to allow them clear their throats. Any one of Willie Dunphy’s four scores would do just fine, or the corner forward’s never-say-die attitude to create Aaron Dunphy’s historic goal. Or the sight of Mark Kavanagh twisting in agony after pointing his last free yet refusing to leave the field.

Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland celebrates after scoring from a free in the second half. of their All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final against Dublin at O’Moore Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
Laois goalkeeper Enda Rowland celebrates after scoring from a free in the second half. of their All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-final against Dublin at O’Moore Park on Sunday. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho
When I seen it passing the halfway line, I knew it was going over the bar

But the true moments belong to Enda Rowland. All four of them. The Laois goalkeeper stood tall to deny Eamon Dillon’s seemingly certain goal as Dublin grew into the battle. The St Lazerian’s club in Abbeyleix will forever mention the frees dropped from deep in Laois territory. The second strike as injury time arrived was inside his own 45. The distance may grow over time but on this morning it feels like 120 yards.

‘Unreal’
“I knew the minute I struck it,” said Rowland. “I threw it up right, I got the strike right and I said I knew it was going well, then when I seen it passing the halfway line, I knew it was going over the bar. It was unreal, it was a massive part of the game to get the score, so thankfully it went over.”

If the story of this victory must be told in one incident, it should be Rowland’s save of Danny Sutcliffe’s bullet. There were 47 minutes on the clock when Sutcliffe let fly close enough to see the whites of Rowland’s eyes.

The Laois goalkeeper acrobatically refused to blink.

Tipperary in Croke Park next Sunday. An All-Ireland quarter-final. The Laois manager can tell them all about this sort of challenge in the big house against these Premier hurlers.

Brennan knows they are listening to him now.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 08, 2019, 08:38:09 AM
Mossy here is the Sunday Game player: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-sunday-game/SI0000001905?epguid=IH000379396
Laois game is the first one shown!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 08, 2019, 09:33:35 AM
Mossy and people outside the country - my son uploaded this video of the highlights there. He said he couldn't record it directly from the TV so he taped it with his phone. So heads up, the quality isn't brilliant but it might be better than nothing. Make sure to set the playback to 720 or 1080p for best quality. Hope you enjoy. Tony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFYxXm-b1M&feature=youtu.be

Fair play Tony
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on July 08, 2019, 09:37:06 AM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 08, 2019, 10:02:31 AM
https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/masterclass-hard-hurling-cha-dwyer-laois-impossible-203776?fbclid=IwAR0Uh09GIGiAJ6piwlrGtXKU_ESZNiJDNrMkqdj6VVY46vl-mvv3NoqNQsc (https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/masterclass-hard-hurling-cha-dwyer-laois-impossible-203776?fbclid=IwAR0Uh09GIGiAJ6piwlrGtXKU_ESZNiJDNrMkqdj6VVY46vl-mvv3NoqNQsc)

Good article on Cha's performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DDp2_mJSmQ (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DDp2_mJSmQ) Buff Egan meeting with the Laois lads after the game

https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/laois-stun-dublin?fbclid=IwAR1oJs-HPQvmv-gqug-OEEyg04Ezueajt_sxw1TMS9t6TiC5TAXsh3vjrwc (https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/laois-stun-dublin?fbclid=IwAR1oJs-HPQvmv-gqug-OEEyg04Ezueajt_sxw1TMS9t6TiC5TAXsh3vjrwc)  Midlands radio just after the game finished.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 08, 2019, 10:10:19 AM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Absolutely. I firmly believe there is no great desire in the "corridors of power" for Laois hurling to rise. There was a very sneaky move last year to "split the vote" in the hurling area and virtually rule a hurling man out of contention. And a "hurling man" was central to the "plot".
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: thejuice on July 08, 2019, 10:58:13 AM
Amazing stuff. Well done Laois!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 08, 2019, 11:53:46 AM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Your just as bad as whoever that person is.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 08, 2019, 12:08:24 PM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Absolutely. I firmly believe there is no great desire in the "corridors of power" for Laois hurling to rise. There was a very sneaky move last year to "split the vote" in the hurling area and virtually rule a hurling man out of contention. And a "hurling man" was central to the "plot".
Wasn't that the year before last?
I haven't a clue who the bitter person you refer to is but it's shocking to think that someone of that mentality is in such a position.
I suppose it's up to hurling clubs and hurling people to put names forward for these posts. In the past, Liam O'Neill and Brian Allen were chairmen from hurling clubs so it can be done.
Tom Clear, the vice chairman, seems to be the only hurling club person of any significance on the board although the chairman is from a dual club.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on July 08, 2019, 12:56:54 PM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Your just as bad as whoever that person is.

I doubt it.

1. I spent an hour on the pitch celebrating,
2. I am passionate about Laois hurling,
3. I want Laois hurling to improve and succeed,
4. I have respect for the great work done by so many in our clubs and squads

He has none of those attributes and would prefer if hurling didn't exist.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 08, 2019, 12:59:00 PM
Spend hour queuing then got Hogan Stand tickets :) :) :)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 01:01:01 PM
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Your just as bad as whoever that person is.

Why?

Because he highlighted it?

Keep shooting the messenger
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 08, 2019, 01:06:59 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on July 08, 2019, 01:12:30 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

What makes you say i have a similar attitude to football. I am a hurling man so i spend most my time at that game but i have no problem with football. I wish all Laois teams well.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 01:29:37 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 08, 2019, 01:35:46 PM
Which ones ?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 08, 2019, 02:13:06 PM
Which ones? Come off it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 02:23:52 PM
Which ones ?

Are you really that ignorant or what’s going on that you have to ask that question

Tell you what,son

Go to the the laois website

Scroll down to the u11 hurling and football competitions and compare and contrast the clubs who are dual and the clubs who are football only
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 08, 2019, 02:29:27 PM
Has Clonad a hurling outlet ?  So do you hate football ? What you want is a dictatorship where hurling is imposed on people.  You are allowed chose ?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 08, 2019, 02:45:48 PM
BA, name the hurling clubs that don’t play juvenile football (and hence give players a pathway to make football Development Squads).
Now, name the football clubs that don’t play juvenile hurling (and hence give players a pathway to make hurling Development Squads).

Didn’t see anyone suggesting a dictatorship, but no point in pretending it’s not happening, and hasn’t been happening for years.
I know of Laois players who went into Carlow town (legally or illegally) to hurl underage in the past.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 02:49:39 PM
Has Clonad a hurling outlet ?  So do you hate football ? What you want is a dictatorship where hurling is imposed on people.  You are allowed chose ?

Your getting hysterical son


Bottom line there’s kids in whole load of clubs in laois that aren’t being given the option ever to hold a Hurley,that’s the reality
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 08, 2019, 02:53:52 PM
Their Parents could always take them to hurling or more practically hand them a hurl.  Thats more realistic than inventing a conspiracy.  Anyway I’m off to Dublin to support my county on Sunday and wish them the best.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 02:56:50 PM
Their Parents could always take them to hurling or more practically hand them a hurl.  Thats more realistic than inventing a conspiracy.  Anyway I’m off to Dublin to support my county on Sunday and wish them the best.

“Inventing a conspiracy”

Aye

Off you run,there’s a good chap

There’s half this county that a hurling wasteland,but your one eyed to see that.

If a kid is handed a Hurley in Killeshin/Crettyard/Stradbally/Annanough/Barrowhouse/Ballylinan or Joseph’s,any of the Arles or any number of other clubs,who or where does he go for coaching or games?.

In the last 6 months

Slieve Margy has been let wither and die

The u15 Hurling development squad was cut from 2 to 1 teams for 2019

The Minor Hurlers were given an ultimatum by the minor football management,no hurling for the duration of their involvement in the football championship but they could play club football games.


So yeah

It’s a conspiracy all right
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Goku on July 08, 2019, 03:25:01 PM
Ah come of it lads, we are a day out from our best result in recent history and still fighting!
Time to look forward to another day in Croker. I assume Lennon will miss the Tipp game after the 2 yellows, was flying it yesterday and i thought his first yellow was very harsh. Be tough on the legs to go to the well three weeks in a row for our lads.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 08, 2019, 03:33:06 PM
No Lennon will be allowed play! It is only straight red suspension.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 08, 2019, 03:39:06 PM
Spend hour queuing then got Hogan Stand tickets :) :) :)
This from a man who didn’t give them a hope, I’d have burnt them in front of you.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Goku on July 08, 2019, 03:49:49 PM
Ah not so bad, thought he played the sweeper role very well yesterday
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 04:36:52 PM
Mossy and people outside the country - my son uploaded this video of the highlights there. He said he couldn't record it directly from the TV so he taped it with his phone. So heads up, the quality isn't brilliant but it might be better than nothing. Make sure to set the playback to 720 or 1080p for best quality. Hope you enjoy. Tony.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hFYxXm-b1M&feature=youtu.be
Thank you, Tony! And please thank your son for taking the time to record and upload this! Very thoughtful.
The quality is not too bad.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 04:40:35 PM
Mossy here is the Sunday Game player: https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-sunday-game/SI0000001905?epguid=IH000379396
Laois game is the first one shown!
MasterJ, I appreciate you posting this link. Unfortunately, RTÉ has it geo-blocked so people outside the Republic can't view it. I even have a proxy IP address in Ireland and somehow they still know how to block it.  :(
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 08, 2019, 04:51:49 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Nameless on July 08, 2019, 05:20:28 PM
Great win. Massive performance and effort by them all. Give Tipperary a go and see what happens but as others have said, building on this is where the focus should lie.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 05:20:52 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.




Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: marty34 on July 08, 2019, 05:29:27 PM
Will Croke Park open up the top tier of Croke Park?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on July 08, 2019, 05:31:00 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.


I wouldn't be wasting my breath on that.

We all know what's going on and it is being organised and driven from the very top. The smary little county board official i referred to earlier was fit to burst with anger yesterday. A truly contemptible, nasty individual. Well done to the hurlers in spite of everything. Unlike others, they are a credit to Laois and the GAA.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: smcder on July 08, 2019, 05:34:26 PM
https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour (https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour)

Scroll down to tracks and you'll see the one with Eddie Brennan and cheddar listed. Interview with Eddie this morning and an hour of cheddar talking about the game.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Helix. on July 08, 2019, 05:44:47 PM
https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour (https://soundcloud.com/sportsjoe-gaa-hour)

Scroll down to tracks and you'll see the one with Eddie Brennan and cheddar listed. Interview with Eddie this morning and an hour of cheddar talking about the game.

Great listen and great point from Cheddar talking about not wanting ‘sporadic wins’ but more consistency and being able to compete in Leinster. I hope his blueprint plan from previous years gets a look at again and progress development. Also a great lift for the youth and development squads in the county- developing good young lads. The cúl camps will be buzzing with hurling which is what it’s all about.

Delighted for the long term warriors Tommy Fitz and Matthew Whelan got some due reward yesterday!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 06:30:24 PM
Just bought my viewing ticket for Sunday!  :D

Anybody hear of any injuries?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 07:50:22 PM
"Eamonn Sweeney: 'Brennan-led Laois miracle shows need for a six-team Leinster series'"

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/eamonn-sweeney-brennanled-laois-miracle-shows-need-for-a-sixteam-leinster-series-38290856.html

"Lack of coverage of famous triumph reflects poor treatment of hurling's 'second-tier' sides"

"It says everything about the general disdain towards hurling's lesser lights that this already legendary game was not shown on RTÉ.

After all the whining about the award of matches to Sky, they couldn't even find it a slot on TG4. 'Flicka', a 1958 movie about the friendship between a girl and her pony, could probably have waited."

[You will probably need to log in to read this article.]
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 08:19:29 PM
I can't see that this particular episode is already posted. Sorry if it already is. This is 20 minutes of match coverage.

"Buff Egan TV 2019: Laois vs Dublin Hurling Qualifier"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WddVg-pXXE8

[Oh, I wish he'd hold that phone horizontally for the action footage.]
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Batman!!! on July 08, 2019, 09:02:10 PM
Who’s the bitter man?


What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 10:07:02 PM
Will Croke Park open up the top tier of Croke Park?

When it hits 45k they will open it

Tipp won’t travel
Kk have a small enough supporter base,particularly for a quarter final

Your depending on cork to travel in droves to drive the numbers up

I’d be both shocked and delighted if it hit 50k

40k is probably a lot more realistic
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 08, 2019, 10:45:02 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.

So you're telling me that Camross, Rathdowney, Ballacolla and so on "give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes"?
I could say that St Paul's do the same with our under 11 and under 13 hurling teams but I'm not going to.
And what 30 minute drive did I suggest? Would it be as far as when Rob Jones kicked football with Timahoe? Or Brendan and Ger Reddin with Mountmellick? Darren Maher with Annanough?
I'm not convinced that putting out juvenile teams up to maybe under 15 and having a junior B or c team too is really "encouraging football".
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 08, 2019, 10:52:06 PM
Is PJ Scully still involved?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 08, 2019, 10:55:34 PM
No. Not sure of he left of his own volition, or otherwise.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: LooseCannon on July 08, 2019, 11:02:46 PM
Well done on last weekend.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 08, 2019, 11:06:03 PM
You are ignoring the obvious Hesh.
Young lads are given a programme of games from 8 years of age to 17 of years of age in football from end of the county to the other.
Therefore, young lads who show a proficiency will be spotted and asked to attend football trials, or decide to attend themselves.
This opportunity is not given from 8-17 in hurling.

If a 7 year old in Borris, Ballacolla or Rathdowney wants to try football he wanders down to his local field once a week, or once a fortnight at worst.
If a 7 year old in X, Y or Z wants to try hurling he...........What? Depends on parents to bring him 20 minutes away to play with kids he doesn't know? We all know parents are taxi drivers at this stage, rushing around dropping Kid A here and picking up Kid B there. Their is neither the time nor the will to do this. Particularly as there is no history of hurling in this area, the parents probably never hurled, are they going to go to all of this effort? No.

By not exposing our entire captive audience to the game at 7, 8, 9 & 10 we are already deciding that we don't need/want/have access to 50% of our county. Who is making the choice that these 7, 8, 9 & 10 year olds won't be exposed to it? It's not them!

Take U15 Development Squads.
Football mentors can go and have a look at
Portlaoise
Graiguecullen
Ballyroan
Na Fianna (The Arles'??)
Portarlington
St. Pauls
St Joseph's
Ballylinan
Killeshin
The Heath
Stradbally
Kilcavan The Rock
Mountmellick
Park Ratheniska Spink
Rosenallis
Ballyfin
The Harps
Castletown
Camross
Clough Ballacolla

The Hurling mentors can go and see
Portlaoise
The Harps
Abbeyleix
Camross
Castletown
Rathdowney Errill
Clough Ballacolla
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Borris Kilcotton
Na Fianna (Ballyfin Mountmellick??)
Ballinakill
Rosenallis
Raheen
Mountrath


Thats 20 teams Vs 14 teams.
Thats 90 extra kids playing U15 football when there is a round of games on.

I've said this before 10-15 year olds will play anything! If you told them there was a competitive game of hide and seek there'd be 20 of them at the pitch waiting.
There is no reason there can't be a development division at 11/13/15/17 for any clubs that don't currently enter competitive teams. Anyone who feels they wish to step up to the next divisions, more than welcome.
If you an U11 football team, there is no reason you can't have an U11 hurling team. Actually, there is no excuse for not having one.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 11:06:13 PM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.

So you're telling me that Camross, Rathdowney, Ballacolla and so on "give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes"?
I could say that St Paul's do the same with our under 11 and under 13 hurling teams but I'm not going to.
And what 30 minute drive did I suggest? Would it be as far as when Rob Jones kicked football with Timahoe? Or Brendan and Ger Reddin with Mountmellick? Darren Maher with Annanough?
I'm not convinced that putting out juvenile teams up to maybe under 15 and having a junior B or c team too is really "encouraging football".

Well Camross,Rathdowney,Ballacolla are doing more to develop football within their clubs  than any number of football clubs are doing to develop hurling.

That’s the bottom line 

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 08, 2019, 11:07:53 PM
You are ignoring the obvious Hesh.
Young lads are given a programme of games from 8 years of age to 17 of years of age in football from end of the county to the other.
Therefore, young lads who show a proficiency will be spotted and asked to attend football trials, or decide to attend themselves.
This opportunity is not given from 8-17 in hurling.

If a 7 year old in Borris, Ballacolla or Rathdowney wants to try football he wanders down to his local field once a week, or once a fortnight at worst.
If a 7 year old in X, Y or Z wants to try hurling he...........What? Depends on parents to bring him 20 minutes away to play with kids he doesn't know? We all know parents are taxi drivers at this stage, rushing around dropping Kid A here and picking up Kid B there. Their is neither the time nor the will to do this. Particularly as there is no history of hurling in this area, the parents probably never hurled, are they going to go to all of this effort? No.

By not exposing our entire captive audience to the game at 7, 8, 9 & 10 we are already deciding that we don't need/want/have access to 50% of our county. Who is making the choice that these 7, 8, 9 & 10 year olds won't be exposed to it? It's not them!

Take U15 Development Squads.
Football mentors can go and have a look at
Portlaoise
Graiguecullen
Ballyroan
Na Fianna (The Arles'??)
Portarlington
St. Pauls
St Joseph's
Ballylinan
Killeshin
The Heath
Stradbally
Kilcavan The Rock
Mountmellick
Park Ratheniska Spink
Rosenallis
Ballyfin
The Harps
Castletown
Camross
Clough Ballacolla

The Hurling mentors can go and see
Portlaoise
The Harps
Abbeyleix
Camross
Castletown
Rathdowney Errill
Clough Ballacolla
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Borris Kilcotton
Na Fianna (Ballyfin Mountmellick??)
Ballinakill
Rosenallis
Raheen
Mountrath


Thats 20 teams Vs 14 teams.
Thats 90 extra kids playing U15 football when there is a round of games on.

I've said this before 10-15 year olds will play anything! If you told them there was a competitive game of hide and seek there'd be 20 of them at the pitch waiting.
There is no reason there can't be a development division at 11/13/15/17 for any clubs that don't currently enter competitive teams. Anyone who feels they wish to step up to the next divisions, more than welcome.
If you an U11 football team, there is no reason you can't have an U11 hurling team. Actually, there is no excuse for not having one.


Nail on the f**king head,Keyser
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 08, 2019, 11:16:24 PM



I accept that hurling some hurling clubs are not too interested in being 'competitive' at football. Why would they? It'd only dilute their efforts at hurling. Also, I accept that some football clubs don't want hurling - for the same reason. Fair enough. However, it is true that almost all hurling clubs allow football at some level, and the same certainly cannot be said for football clubs. The example of St. Paul's has been raised: last year they were in a successful amalgamation w/ Portarlington, and won the u13 B Championship. This year, at u13, St. Paul's split away, ostensibly because they had enough numbers to field on their own. However, the suspicion is that Emo really wanted to quash the hurling success, by having an uncompetitive u13 team, which is what has happened. Portarlington, is seems, are going from strength to strength at u13, thanks to the determination of a few individuals, but whether these hurlers will be allowed to progress to adult level in that club is very much an open question. As someone who is interested in hurling, I'd like to think so, but the vibes wouldn't be great.

Graiguecullen affiliated a hurling team in Division 5 this year, but didn't play a single match. Slieve Margy wasn't exactly encouraged in the Joseph's area, either, so...

Worse, however, is that old chestnut of underage hurling in Portlaoise
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 08, 2019, 11:19:22 PM
Now is the time.
Do something.

Off the top of my head
Give our senior hurling panel a few quid in travelling expenses. Invite clubs that don't currently have teams entered into an "U13 Summer League". Anyone who enters gets four weekly sessions with a pair of senior county hurlers. We are talking about 10 clubs max, 20 players involved, each pair of players is on the road one night a week for 4 weeks.
A games centre one night a week with GDAs as referees etc.

Finish with a Super Games Centre in O Moore Park, 2 or 3 finals, graded on previous results.
A long puck competition
Penalty shoot out
A BBQ.

Let's see what clubs decline the invite! And let them explain to parents and kids why, when they start asking their mentors why their friend Johnny was in OMP last night with his club.

Disclaimer: Obviously that's a back of a fag box type idea! 


Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 08, 2019, 11:34:57 PM
Well done on last weekend.

Thanks.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: LooseCannon on July 08, 2019, 11:42:39 PM
Well done on last weekend.

Thanks.
Relegate Dublin next year now.😉
Seriously though, I wasn’t completely surprised. Ye’ll put it up to the lot of them in Leinster next year.
Best of luck v Tipp. Can’t stand them at all.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 08, 2019, 11:57:17 PM
Well done on last weekend.

Thanks.
Relegate Dublin next year now.😉
Seriously though, I wasn’t completely surprised. Ye’ll put it up to the lot of them in Leinster next year.
Best of luck v Tipp. Can’t stand them at all.
Now that's something to look forward to!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: imtommygunn on July 09, 2019, 12:03:38 AM
Sure Dublin finished ahead of Galway...
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: LooseCannon on July 09, 2019, 12:56:14 AM
Sure Dublin finished ahead of Galway...
Relegate them then, better again. Maybe the Connacht championship might start up again.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Leixlad on July 09, 2019, 08:24:10 AM
I think of all the media, articles and podcasts this one is my fav! Who'd have believed we would be ranked one place behind Kilkenny in hurling and have them playing a curtain raiser to us in Croke Park!  ;D
What a great few days to be a Laois hurling fan and roll on Sunday! 8) 8)



Ranking the last 6 hurling counties standing
When the final whistle blew in O'Moore Park on Sunday the scenes were akin to Jones Road in September.

Laois had pulled off the biggest shock of the year, dumping Dublin out of the championship and securing their spot in the All-Ireland quarter final against Tipperary.

Cork were also in action, they racked up 1-40 against Westmeath in their preliminary quarter-final.

As the dust settles on another weekend of hurling it’s time to rank the remaining six counties.


1. Limerick

John Kiely’s side are still out in front in the race for the Liam MacCarthy. Their impressive display against Tipperary in the Munster final gives them an invincible tag.

It was expected they might struggle to deal with the target on their backs but it certainly doesn’t appear to weigh heavy.

Their defence has been particularly impressive and John Kiely will undoubtedly be happy with the way they contained Tipperary's sharp shooters.

2. Tipperary

Despite Tipperary losing to Limerick they haven’t gone away.

Their resurrection under Liam Sheedy is still on track however the injuries to Bonner Maher and Cathal Barrett will be cause for concern.

They will face Laois on Sunday who are on a three-week run of games so Tipperary will look to exploit that tiredness in the wide open spaces of Croke Park.

3. Wexford

How the Leinster teams will fare against their Munster counterparts is still up for discussion but Davy Fitzgerald's side are the only remaining unbeaten Tier 1 team left.

They look very comfortable tactically under Fitzgerald's watchful eye and have a solid defence and attack.

Their form is peaking at the right time.

4. Cork

Cork remain the hardest to figure out and even after their demolition of Westmeath it’s hard to know how consistent they will be in the latter stages of the championship.

Back to back semi-final appearances show they are capable of getting to the top table but can they deliver the ultimate prize?.

Patrick Horgan, Alan Cadogan and Shane Kingston scored 20 points between them against Westmeath.

5. Kilkenny

Kilkenny are not the force they once were but are still a force to be reckoned with.

They haven’t won the All-Ireland since 2015 and the Leinster final was their third game in-a-row without a win.

Their injured players have returned to fitness but Cody will be hoping a return to form follows.

6. Laois

Laois surprised everyone when they defeated Dublin in the All-Ireland hurling preliminary quarter-finals. Next up is Tipperary who will be wounded after their loss to Limerick.

It will be a third came on the trot for Eddie Brennan's side, although they looked fresh against Dublin meeting Tipperary in Croke Park will be an entirely different prospect than the Dubs.

After Sunday's victory Laois manager Eddie Brennan commended his side.

"They could have been forgiven for going through the motions this week, and saying we're going to enjoy the summer, but they really tucked into it.

"Today we were absolutely brilliant in the execution.

"As the year went on, the skill and the heart grew in them. They're the things that stand to a team when you're in a battle, and your back is to the wall.

"It was their spirit today."
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 09, 2019, 08:33:46 AM
Well done on last weekend.

Thanks.
Relegate Dublin next year now.😉
Seriously though, I wasn’t completely surprised. Ye’ll put it up to the lot of them in Leinster next year.
Best of luck v Tipp. Can’t stand them at all.
Now that's something to look forward to!

We will do our best! ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 09, 2019, 08:48:56 AM
You are ignoring the obvious Hesh.
Young lads are given a programme of games from 8 years of age to 17 of years of age in football from end of the county to the other.
Therefore, young lads who show a proficiency will be spotted and asked to attend football trials, or decide to attend themselves.
This opportunity is not given from 8-17 in hurling.

If a 7 year old in Borris, Ballacolla or Rathdowney wants to try football he wanders down to his local field once a week, or once a fortnight at worst.
If a 7 year old in X, Y or Z wants to try hurling he...........What? Depends on parents to bring him 20 minutes away to play with kids he doesn't know? We all know parents are taxi drivers at this stage, rushing around dropping Kid A here and picking up Kid B there. Their is neither the time nor the will to do this. Particularly as there is no history of hurling in this area, the parents probably never hurled, are they going to go to all of this effort? No.

By not exposing our entire captive audience to the game at 7, 8, 9 & 10 we are already deciding that we don't need/want/have access to 50% of our county. Who is making the choice that these 7, 8, 9 & 10 year olds won't be exposed to it? It's not them!

Take U15 Development Squads.
Football mentors can go and have a look at
Portlaoise
Graiguecullen
Ballyroan
Na Fianna (The Arles'??)
Portarlington
St. Pauls
St Joseph's
Ballylinan
Killeshin
The Heath
Stradbally
Kilcavan The Rock
Mountmellick
Park Ratheniska Spink
Rosenallis
Ballyfin
The Harps
Castletown
Camross
Clough Ballacolla

The Hurling mentors can go and see
Portlaoise
The Harps
Abbeyleix
Camross
Castletown
Rathdowney Errill
Clough Ballacolla
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Borris Kilcotton
Na Fianna (Ballyfin Mountmellick??)
Ballinakill
Rosenallis
Raheen
Mountrath


Thats 20 teams Vs 14 teams.
Thats 90 extra kids playing U15 football when there is a round of games on.

I've said this before 10-15 year olds will play anything! If you told them there was a competitive game of hide and seek there'd be 20 of them at the pitch waiting.
There is no reason there can't be a development division at 11/13/15/17 for any clubs that don't currently enter competitive teams. Anyone who feels they wish to step up to the next divisions, more than welcome.
If you an U11 football team, there is no reason you can't have an U11 hurling team. Actually, there is no excuse for not having one.
Thats an outstanding post.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 09, 2019, 09:21:23 AM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.

So you're telling me that Camross, Rathdowney, Ballacolla and so on "give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes"?
I could say that St Paul's do the same with our under 11 and under 13 hurling teams but I'm not going to.
And what 30 minute drive did I suggest? Would it be as far as when Rob Jones kicked football with Timahoe? Or Brendan and Ger Reddin with Mountmellick? Darren Maher with Annanough?
I'm not convinced that putting out juvenile teams up to maybe under 15 and having a junior B or c team too is really "encouraging football".

Well Camross,Rathdowney,Ballacolla are doing more to develop football within their clubs  than any number of football clubs are doing to develop hurling.

That’s the bottom line
No one in Camross gives a flying f**k about football. And everyone knows that. I've seen it with my own eyes. It's a complete laugh to them. And you can say the same about plenty of other clubs west of Portlaoise. Just the same as no-one in Arles or Stradbally has the slightest interest in hurling.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 09, 2019, 09:41:26 AM
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.

So you're telling me that Camross, Rathdowney, Ballacolla and so on "give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes"?
I could say that St Paul's do the same with our under 11 and under 13 hurling teams but I'm not going to.
And what 30 minute drive did I suggest? Would it be as far as when Rob Jones kicked football with Timahoe? Or Brendan and Ger Reddin with Mountmellick? Darren Maher with Annanough?
I'm not convinced that putting out juvenile teams up to maybe under 15 and having a junior B or c team too is really "encouraging football".

Well Camross,Rathdowney,Ballacolla are doing more to develop football within their clubs  than any number of football clubs are doing to develop hurling.

That’s the bottom line
No one in Camross gives a flying f**k about football. And everyone knows that. I've seen it with my own eyes. It's a complete laugh to them. And you can say the same about plenty of other clubs west of Portlaoise. Just the same as no-one in Arles or Stradbally has the slightest interest in hurling.
Untrue. Its moved on a lot up there. Sure, they'll still obviously give dominance to hurling, but they've given us an intercounty football midfielder and are competitive when they care at underage football in the divisions they're in. They'll toss a football match in the morning if it interferes with hurling, but thats understood and everyone goes with it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 09, 2019, 09:44:37 AM
SCFC, any club that plays U8/10 Go Games in Football year after year is doing a hell of a lot more than the clubs the far side of Portlaoise.
The whole thing should probably be parked.
There was great support & goodwill for Laois hurlers from all parts of the county last Sunday in particular, but we need to tackle this before the Summer is out.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 09:50:08 AM
An up-to-date look at the current hurling rankings: Nice bit of history going back to 2009 here and well worth bookmarking. Only suitable on a computer really though: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1qMFKYJedRQJW0OaokjPuxGLaiKNvLybrBSQdvxSLr2E/edit#gid=410666512
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 10:04:13 AM
My 6yo chap is in what could be described as a predominately hurling orientated club. We train football once a week and hurling once a week. We blitz on many a Saturday morning. Hurling and football are being given equal attention here. When I speak to a parent of a 6yo in Stradbally they are getting NO hurling. Interestingly, we are far more developed at football than any crop of youngsters that Stradbally ever bring to a blitz. (Not meaning to pick on Stradbally here, but it's one of a few that come to mind)

It's shameful to see this happening. Every chap whether hes as far west as Errill or Camross should have an opportunity to play football and likewise every chap as far east from Barrowhouse to Crettyard should have the opportunity to hurl. With structures put in place properly we can increase participation in both codes. We clearly need a bus load of Games Development Officers to go into the clubs and train the basics from a very early age because the parents and mentors on the ground are not bothered in any great numbers to promote a code that their club is not known for.

We need to look at setting up temporary (10 year spell) of regional development teams where good footballers from hurling areas can prosper and develop, ditto for the hurling in football areas. I know Slieve Margy was let wilt, but I think this was down to a club struggling for numbers and hoping to cream off a few players from the area, which is understandable.

We need to look at the big picture, we need our clubs thriving and we need outside assistance in the form of full time GDO's coming in to develop skills in the less traditional areas. We need a master plan for Portlaoise hurling. We need to look at seriously how our GAA structures are going to stand up in the years going forward. The population is growing, moving and becoming more mulitcultural also which is another challenge - to bring those chaps in onboard.

When our current magical journey in the AISHC comes to an end (hopefully not until August 18th) we should straight away sit down - have a long hard think about where we can go with gaelic games in Laois. It's time we seriously started planning medium-to-long term.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: johnnycool on July 09, 2019, 10:06:09 AM
Will Croke Park open up the top tier of Croke Park?

When it hits 45k they will open it

Tipp won’t travel
Kk have a small enough supporter base,particularly for a quarter final

Your depending on cork to travel in droves to drive the numbers up

I’d be both shocked and delighted if it hit 50k

40k is probably a lot more realistic

Cork will travel in huge numbers even though it's a quarterfinal as they are by no means certain of beating Kilkenny.

If the sight of the blood and bandages don't get the Kilkenny faithful out then they're really are in a bad way. Their summer could be over in early July yet again.

Tipp won't travel as they'll be saving up the finches orange and hang sandwiches for a semi-final just like the Dubs were saving themselves for a quarterfinal.

Best of luck and sow it into them.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 09, 2019, 10:41:12 AM
I know Slieve Margy was let wilt, but I think this was down to a club struggling for numbers and hoping to cream off a few players from the area, which is understandable.
Hardly right to pass off what happened to Slieve Margy as "understandable". They put a good bit of work in at underage only to see their best products being poached. Hard to blame them for packing it in.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 11:00:23 AM
Hardly right to pass off what happened to Slieve Margy as "understandable". They put a good bit of work in at underage only to see their best products being poached. Hard to blame them for packing it in.

I suppose I should have qualified that understandable with disappointing as well. I'm looking at the big picture when I say understandable - a club on it's knees for numbers trying to stay up is understandable in poaching players, and it's not like they aren't working with their underage programmes either - just the numbers are not physically there. What can one do about that?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 09, 2019, 11:14:18 AM
Milltown also had an underage team back in the late 70's early 80's which was driven by Noel Peacock who was running Pedigree Corner at the time. It eventually died a death as well although the Miltown club had reasonably good success on the playing field. If you speak with Noel about that time he will say that they never got the breaks or respect they deserved because of where they were from.Not sure if that attitude has changed now but by the sounds of things probably not.

Anyhow this thread should be kept on topic and we should keep to the Laois senior hurlers who are still in the championship while the footballers are out. Talk about Sunday's game or the upcoming Tipp game. Open a hurling v football thread to debate this.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 09, 2019, 11:26:52 AM
Anyhow this thread should be kept on topic and we should keep to the Laois senior hurlers who are still in the championship while the footballers are out. Talk about Sunday's game or the upcoming Tipp game. Open a hurling v football thread to debate this.

This
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 12:09:21 PM
Agreed, lets turn our attentions to Sunday.

I liked the way we rotated players V Dublin in OMP on Sunday afternoon and the team looked comfortable in doing so. Will this work against Tipperary or would we be better off in a 15 v 15 setting. The space in Croke Park will be hard cover for this Laois team who understandably will be more tired coming in on what is their third game in a row and our seventh championship hurling match in ten weeks.

Tipp have four fantastic attackers in Forde, O'Brien, McGrath and Callinan.  Will we deploy a sweeper to help out in the backs, but risk starving our own attack?

We do have the forwards to test this Tipp back line and this is our ace card to be honest. Will we go for long ball down on top of the Tipp defence, is Foyle and Bergin the duo for this task, especially into the second half if we are still going toe-to-toe with Tipp?

It's going to be intriguing to see how we approach this game - I think Brennan will have the lads heads right in time for it.

If we can get an early goal and stop Tipp getting any in the match, we could give them plenty of it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 09, 2019, 12:21:06 PM
Agreed, lets turn our attentions to Sunday.

I liked the way we rotated players V Dublin in OMP on Sunday afternoon and the team looked comfortable in doing so. Will this work against Tipperary or would we be better off in a 15 v 15 setting. The space in Croke Park will be hard cover for this Laois team who understandably will be more tired coming in on what is their third game in a row and our seventh championship hurling match in ten weeks.

Tipp have four fantastic attackers in Forde, O'Brien, McGrath and Callinan.  Will we deploy a sweeper to help out in the backs, but risk starving our own attack?

We do have the forwards to test this Tipp back line and this is our ace card to be honest. Will we go for long ball down on top of the Tipp defence, is Foyle and Bergin the duo for this task, especially into the second half if we are still going toe-to-toe with Tipp?

It's going to be intriguing to see how we approach this game - I think Brennan will have the lads heads right in time for it.

If we can get an early goal and stop Tipp getting any in the match, we could give them plenty of it.

We need a start,that’s imperative

If Tipp get the start,it will be over after 20/25 minutes

Also there’s no point in laois trying to break every tackle,Tipp are physically bigger and better conditioned,they will wear our lads down,we need to put width into our play,bypass the 3 Maher’s in the half back line and take our scores from distance which we have been doing.

Barry has no pace at full back,their other corner back is lacking in big game experience,but Barrett is the real deal.The aim should be to isolate Barry and then turn him.

Tipp are grand when they go long on puckouts,Hogan is poor when they have to go short,ball isn’t  going to the their backs hand at pace,it’s either being hit high or is bouncing in front of them.

Tipp are missing the heartbreat of the team with Bonnar maher gone,they have lovely forwards who will destroy teams when they are on song,but no dog like maher to instill a bit of backbone into them when things arent going their way

For one reason or another,the 2018 u21 All Ireland winning team hasn’t made the jump for Tipp either,their bench is poor and they have limited enough options off it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 09, 2019, 01:24:26 PM
Agreed, lets turn our attentions to Sunday.

I liked the way we rotated players V Dublin in OMP on Sunday afternoon and the team looked comfortable in doing so. Will this work against Tipperary or would we be better off in a 15 v 15 setting. The space in Croke Park will be hard cover for this Laois team who understandably will be more tired coming in on what is their third game in a row and our seventh championship hurling match in ten weeks.

Tipp have four fantastic attackers in Forde, O'Brien, McGrath and Callinan.  Will we deploy a sweeper to help out in the backs, but risk starving our own attack?

We do have the forwards to test this Tipp back line and this is our ace card to be honest. Will we go for long ball down on top of the Tipp defence, is Foyle and Bergin the duo for this task, especially into the second half if we are still going toe-to-toe with Tipp?

It's going to be intriguing to see how we approach this game - I think Brennan will have the lads heads right in time for it.

If we can get an early goal and stop Tipp getting any in the match, we could give them plenty of it.

We need a start,that’s imperative

If Tipp get the start,it will be over after 20/25 minutes

Also there’s no point in laois trying to break every tackle,Tipp are physically bigger and better conditioned,they will wear our lads down,we need to put width into our play,bypass the 3 Maher’s in the half back line and take our scores from distance which we have been doing.

Barry has no pace at full back,their other corner back is lacking in big game experience,but Barrett is the real deal.The aim should be to isolate Barry and then turn him.

Tipp are grand when they go long on puckouts,Hogan is poor when they have to go short,ball isn’t  going to the their backs hand at pace,it’s either being hit high or is bouncing in front of them.

Tipp are missing the heartbreat of the team with Bonnar maher gone,they have lovely forwards who will destroy teams when they are on song,but no dog like maher to instill a bit of backbone into them when things arent going their way

For one reason or another,the 2018 u21 All Ireland winning team hasn’t made the jump for Tipp either,their bench is poor and they have limited enough options off it.
Tipp have issues at FB, may lack intensity, don’t have much of a bench and are a bit flaky
Laois have to throw the kitchen sink at them

https://mobile.twitter.com/ShaneSaint/status/1145460272678821888
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 09, 2019, 03:01:24 PM
Dublin will win handy.
;D
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 09, 2019, 03:31:38 PM
GAA.ie Hurler of the Week
1: Willie Dunphy (Laois) - 12, 318 votes
2: John Lennon (Laois) - 10, 645 votes
3: Patrick Horgan (Cork) - 7, 365 votes

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 06:46:43 PM



Jerseys for both teams on Sunday.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 09, 2019, 06:58:46 PM
It’s going to be very very difficult to stay with Tipp, in dead heat & the wide open spaces of Croke Park. Similarly those extra couple of yards width & length make the sweeper’s job that little more difficult.
It’s such a pity they couldn’t find another week to give them some recovery time.
Not alone will this be Laois’ 3rd week in a row it will be a 7th championship game in 9 weeks by my count. That’s tough going.
Still, these are the days we all wanted. The little bit of extra space & Rowland’s brilliance can help us avoid energy sapping rucks at puck out time. Realistically we are going to have an above average number of restarts. Similarly we have it in our repertoire to score from distance.
My only wish is that there’s enough in the tank to do themselves justice.
Best of luck (& thanks!)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 09, 2019, 07:07:35 PM
No doubt the lads will give it their all, this Sunday (as they have the last two Sundays). Who could ask for more?

Here's to the Kings of Laois!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 08:26:47 PM
Strange that there was no Kilkenny representative/player at the launch today in Limerick: https://www.sportsfile.com/id/1749326/
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 09, 2019, 09:08:35 PM
"Laois captain Joe Phelan has called on Leinster council to expand provincial hurling series to six teams"

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/laois-captain-joe-phelan-has-called-on-leinster-council-to-expand-provincial-hurling-series-to-six-teams-38297547.html

A lot of press, lately, on expanding the Leinster Senior Hurling Championship to six teams. Leinster needs to implement this now. Keep Carlow up and 2020 will be a cracker of a year!

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 09, 2019, 10:29:39 PM
Strange that there was no Kilkenny representative/player at the launch today in Limerick: https://www.sportsfile.com/id/1749326/
All not well over the ditch
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 09, 2019, 11:00:24 PM
All not well over the ditch

Can you expand on that?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Leixlad on July 10, 2019, 08:31:38 AM
Wooly, Cheddar and Eddie Brennan podcast. Excellent stuff - check it out Mossy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ebXCy6L1oM
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 10, 2019, 08:59:49 AM
Team Predictions:
Probably the same team.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 10, 2019, 09:02:03 AM
You don't think about this but we could be in the championship longer than either Cork or Kilkenny. And we are in the championship longer than Clare, Waterford, Galway, Dublin and Carlow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 10, 2019, 09:02:46 AM
You don't think about this but we could be in the championship longer than either Cork or Kilkenny. And we are in the championship longer than Clare, Waterford, Galway, Dublin and Carlow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You certainly didn’t think about it when you said Dublin would hammer us
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 10, 2019, 09:04:00 AM
All not well over the ditch

Can you expand on that?
A few home truths being told, and a lot of paint being stripped off the walls. Kilkenny told the GAA to f**k off when asked to send someone.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 10, 2019, 09:46:43 AM
How do you know everything, Don?!! Fair play to you (except that you tipped Leix footballers to beat Cork!!)!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 10, 2019, 10:58:03 AM
How do you know everything, Don?!! Fair play to you (except that you tipped Leix footballers to beat Cork!!)!
I tipped Laois to win, I’ll always have faith in and back my own to win.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 10, 2019, 01:04:59 PM
This will be a step up again on Dublin. I'll be interested to see if Brennan goes with the similar tactics as last time (play Lennon as a sweeper and bring Willie Dunphy out to midfield). Will Tipp do anything to counter this, or will they, like Dublin, just go with their natural game plan?

I believe if we can match the intensity that we showed the last day we can get with 7 or 8 of them. That's not a slight on the lads, it's just that Tipp will be a different animal to the Dubs. Will they make the same mistake and have one eye on Wexford semi-final? If they do, who knows what could happen.

Hartnett was out with injury the last day, so not sure if he's back for it. Phelan and Cleere did well in the corners against Dublin, so might not matter. Up front, will King lose his place? He hasn't set the world alight this season so far, and might not be as fit and sharp as the other lads due to coming in late. I think Bergin or Foyle could be near to a starting place.

Anyway, best of luck to the lads. There'll be a great Laois crowd there, and the 'Laois Laois Laois' vs 'Tipp Tipp Tipp' chants will be another battle to look out for!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 10, 2019, 01:07:48 PM
There wont be that many Tipp fans as they think it won't be an interesting game.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 10, 2019, 01:11:20 PM


Hartnett was out with injury the last day, so not sure if he's back for it. Phelan and Cleere did well in the corners against Dublin, so might not matter. Up front, will King lose his place? He hasn't set the world alight this season so far, and might not be as fit and sharp as the other lads due to coming in late. I think Bergin or Foyle could be near to a starting place.


Hartnett broke his thumb against Westmeath, so won't be available. Agree that Foyle might be in line for a run here.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 10, 2019, 01:11:58 PM
This will be a step up again on Dublin. I'll be interested to see if Brennan goes with the similar tactics as last time (play Lennon as a sweeper and bring Willie Dunphy out to midfield). Will Tipp do anything to counter this, or will they, like Dublin, just go with their natural game plan?

I believe if we can match the intensity that we showed the last day we can get with 7 or 8 of them. That's not a slight on the lads, it's just that Tipp will be a different animal to the Dubs. Will they make the same mistake and have one eye on Wexford semi-final? If they do, who knows what could happen.

Hartnett was out with injury the last day, so not sure if he's back for it. Phelan and Cleere did well in the corners against Dublin, so might not matter. Up front, will King lose his place? He hasn't set the world alight this season so far, and might not be as fit and sharp as the other lads due to coming in late. I think Bergin or Foyle could be near to a starting place.

Anyway, best of luck to the lads. There'll be a great Laois crowd there, and the 'Laois Laois Laois' vs 'Tipp Tipp Tipp' chants will be another battle to look out for!
You'd want to be mad to drop King. Hartnett had an operation last week, he's out.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 10, 2019, 01:14:01 PM
There wont be that many Tipp fans as they think it won't be an interesting game.

Tipp won’t travel as they think it’s a done deal already

From talking to the Tipp lads here at work.

Their view is wrap it up early in the second half and then get the likes of kehoe,browne etc off the bench and get them a taste of Croke Park.

The likes of Jake Morris was taken off early last night in the u20 massacre of Waterford too I see.

Tipps vulnerability is well known at this stage and I’ve every faith in Brennan to transmit
this to the lads
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 10, 2019, 01:21:56 PM
This will be a step up again on Dublin. I'll be interested to see if Brennan goes with the similar tactics as last time (play Lennon as a sweeper and bring Willie Dunphy out to midfield). Will Tipp do anything to counter this, or will they, like Dublin, just go with their natural game plan?

I believe if we can match the intensity that we showed the last day we can get with 7 or 8 of them. That's not a slight on the lads, it's just that Tipp will be a different animal to the Dubs. Will they make the same mistake and have one eye on Wexford semi-final? If they do, who knows what could happen.

Hartnett was out with injury the last day, so not sure if he's back for it. Phelan and Cleere did well in the corners against Dublin, so might not matter. Up front, will King lose his place? He hasn't set the world alight this season so far, and might not be as fit and sharp as the other lads due to coming in late. I think Bergin or Foyle could be near to a starting place.

Anyway, best of luck to the lads. There'll be a great Laois crowd there, and the 'Laois Laois Laois' vs 'Tipp Tipp Tipp' chants will be another battle to look out for!
You'd want to be mad to drop King. Hartnett had an operation last week, he's out.

Why? He hasn't been great against Westmesth and Dublin, although he took his goal well against Westmeath. Bergin had a good cameo when he came on against Westmeath, could be worth a shout.

King's leadership could be important I'll admit though.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 10, 2019, 05:42:41 PM
Wooly, Cheddar and Eddie Brennan podcast. Excellent stuff - check it out Mossy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ebXCy6L1oM
Thanks! I'll give it a listen at lunch time.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 10, 2019, 08:30:25 PM
It’s a very good listen alright. Anything with Cheddar is usually worth a listen. Always something to be learnt.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: portlaoisekid on July 11, 2019, 02:12:45 PM
There is some crowd going up Sunday, tbh I  have seen this much interest in a Laois match since the Micko era with the footballers.

It'll be a brilliant stage for our hurlers and they deserve it, for too long have the hurlers been in the shadows in this county and for the lads to get validation for their existence on the biggest stage of all is magnificent.

On Sunday lets back them to the hilt no matter what way the game pans out and not lose sight of what a great year its been and how this is only the start for Laois hurling. We have a chance to build something here now, I hope to god the GAA, Leinster council , county board and all clubs  back hurling in every way from here on in. Lets not let this opportunity pass.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 11, 2019, 03:13:18 PM
Any figure on ticket sales from Laois yet? There's people going up the football end of the county that were never at a hurling match in their lives! Great to see.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 11, 2019, 03:24:03 PM
On Sunday lets back them to the hilt no matter what way the game pans out and not lose sight of what a great year its been and how this is only the start for Laois hurling. We have a chance to build something here now, I hope to god the GAA, Leinster council , county board and all clubs  back hurling in every way from here on in. Lets not let this opportunity pass.

Absolutely. And hopefully we can hold onto Eddie Brennan for a couple more years, too.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 11, 2019, 03:30:26 PM
Lar Corbett makes a very good point

I know everyone wanted the game in Croke Park but from a hurling development point of view

Imagine laois play at home in an all ireland quarter final

Roll on next year

https://twitter.com/centrairl/status/1149237148631126016?s=21
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Chrimtain on July 11, 2019, 03:57:07 PM
Will Hill 16 be open? Will it be possible to get a ticket on the day?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: South Laois man on July 11, 2019, 04:41:12 PM
Yes to both Chrimtain.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 11, 2019, 10:21:40 PM
Hopefully Laois can do themselves justice, will be a huge task against a wounded Tipperary side who have so much class all over the field. Again we will be even bigger underdogs but we are here on merit. The hurlers of Galway, Dublin and Waterford would love to swap places with us thats for sure.

Also for others like me who live overseas and could not see the Dublin game, as neither RTE or Sky could be bothered and the GAA did not even bother streaming it, on the GAA Go site you can watch the Sunday Game for free (you have to register with them and you will need a debit or credit card but you don't get charged as its free) just go to the site https://www.gaago.ie/ (https://www.gaago.ie/) and click on 'Catch Up' and its there. Its normally €10 but after Wednesday they make it free.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 12, 2019, 12:06:14 PM
Upper deck half way line tickets for the Cusack now on sale
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 12, 2019, 12:23:55 PM
I wonder will many from Laois head on to the Hill on Sunday?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Unlaoised on July 12, 2019, 03:27:47 PM
I wonder will many from Laois head on to the Hill on Sunday?

Cork are going to take over the hill ....

I think there will be about 40,000-45,000 there Sunday.

18,000 Cork (ticket sales are nearly 15,000 down there and there is Cork people everywhere in the country
8,000 Laois(massive support for such a small county)
9,000 Tipp(maybe more but rumour is they are waiting for the Semi v wexford
8,000 Killkenny Never travel big expect for final day especially if they think they will loose
2,000 Neutrals (passes etc
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 12, 2019, 03:57:43 PM
I wonder will many from Laois head on to the Hill on Sunday?

Cork are going to take over the hill ....

I think there will be about 40,000-45,000 there Sunday.

18,000 Cork (ticket sales are nearly 15,000 down there and there is Cork people everywhere in the country
8,000 Laois(massive support for such a small county)
9,000 Tipp(maybe more but rumour is they are waiting for the Semi v wexford
8,000 Killkenny Never travel big expect for final day especially if they think they will loose
2,000 Neutrals (passes etc

I’m hearing Tipp have taken half of the allocation they would have been expected to take

I’d say 45k to 50k
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 12, 2019, 04:40:39 PM
One thing for sure is that whatever supporters from KK and Cork that stay after their game will be cheering for Laois.

Might ramble on to the Hill for this one!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: South Laois man on July 12, 2019, 05:31:49 PM
I can guarantee you redsetanta very few people from North Kilkenny eg Ballyragget, Castlecomer,Freshford or Johnstown will be shouting for Laois!!!!!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 12, 2019, 07:19:44 PM
I can guarantee you redsetanta very few people from North Kilkenny eg Ballyragget, Castlecomer,Freshford or Johnstown will be shouting for Laois!!!!!

Given the option of shouting for laois or Tipp

I think we all know what the answer will be

I hope to god we can stick with them,imagine 5 mins out and the nearly whole attendance of 50 thousand people roaring Laois on
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 12, 2019, 09:31:34 PM
Also for others like me who live overseas and could not see the Dublin game, as neither RTE or Sky could be bothered and the GAA did not even bother streaming it, on the GAA Go site you can watch the Sunday Game for free (you have to register with them and you will need a debit or credit card but you don't get charged as its free) just go to the site https://www.gaago.ie/ (https://www.gaago.ie/) and click on 'Catch Up' and its there. Its normally €10 but after Wednesday they make it free.
That pursuit of the sliotar by Willie Dunphy, early on (3:00 on the video), as it just about goes to over the line--to then get control of it, get a great goal shot which is then finished off by Aaron Dunphy. Just frickin' amazing! I can't stop replaying that.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 12, 2019, 10:03:57 PM
Eanna Lyons in for picky the only change. Best of luck to the lads
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 12, 2019, 11:34:08 PM
Eanna Lyons in for picky the only change. Best of luck to the lads

Lyons started against Dublin so not really a change. Hopefully King can deliver his best performance of the year, we really need him to be at his best.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 13, 2019, 12:54:32 AM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: portlaoisekid on July 13, 2019, 08:46:18 AM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 13, 2019, 10:29:10 AM
It really demonstrates the difference between a moral victory like Galway under Cheddar and beating Dublin last Sunday. It really is about winning. As a Laois hurling supporter it’s a bit surreal. The parade will be something else on Sunday. I’m assuming the teams will parade before the start?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 13, 2019, 01:47:39 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 13, 2019, 03:18:35 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. They’ve no equals in their own heads. They’re laughing their holes off at you behind your back.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 13, 2019, 03:23:59 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. They’ve no equals in their own heads. They’re laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

I’m sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldn’t hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 13, 2019, 03:32:27 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. They’ve no equals in their own heads. They’re laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

I’m sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldn’t hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard
The greats are rarely appreciated among their own, I’ll carry my cross with dignity. Tipp folk on the other hand are hated by everybody except their own.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 13, 2019, 04:01:22 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. They’ve no equals in their own heads. They’re laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

I’m sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldn’t hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard
The greats are rarely appreciated among their own, I’ll carry my cross with dignity. Tipp folk on the other hand are hated by everybody except their own.

Being a bluffer doesn’t make you a “great” regardless of what the voices in your head tell you.

Jog on,Son
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 13, 2019, 05:37:51 PM
The parade will be something else on Sunday. I’m assuming the teams will parade before the start?

Wouldn't say so. Parades only for finals - provincial and all-Ireland, I think.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 13, 2019, 08:15:39 PM
(Closing my eyes whilst taking a deep breath—wondering if the impossible just might be possible.)

Laois! Laois! LAOIS! LAOIS! LAOIS! LAOIS!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 13, 2019, 08:16:10 PM
Definitely a parade at semi final stage.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 13, 2019, 09:17:02 PM
Jaysus it’s great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,there’s been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely aren’t taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. They’ve no equals in their own heads. They’re laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

I’m sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldn’t hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard
The greats are rarely appreciated among their own, I’ll carry my cross with dignity. Tipp folk on the other hand are hated by everybody except their own.

Being a bluffer doesn’t make you a “great” regardless of what the voices in your head tell you.

Jog on,Son
I never saw you at my table at home, what are you suggesting about my mother?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: CruiseCigar on July 13, 2019, 09:32:19 PM
All Ireland hurling quarter final Laois v tipp in Croke Park.

Say no more.

Come on Laois
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 13, 2019, 09:59:21 PM
All Ireland hurling quarter final Laois v tipp in Croke Park.

Say no more.

Come on Laois
f**k Tipp
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 13, 2019, 10:43:16 PM
f**k Tipp

Jaysus Don, did your wife run off with a Roscrea man/woman/tg or what?

I cannot understand hatred, rivalry yes, but overt hatred no.

Anyways, best of luck to our 15 v their 15 tomorrow - here's hoping our Summer of dreams continues. Best of luck to Eddie and all the backroom team who have invested so much in this team - no matter whatever happens tomorrow that your work is very much appreciated.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 14, 2019, 10:12:47 AM
Huge day for Laois hurling, I hope Laois can do themselves justice against probably the second best team in the country. I am a bit worried that Tipp will cut loose early on and it could be over after 20 mins or so. It's been an amazing season regardless but a real hammering might take the gloss off it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Gmac on July 14, 2019, 04:01:03 PM
Just before throw in ,whatever happens I hope they leave it all on the field and play to the best of their ability
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 04:44:11 PM
Holy sh!te — it’s half-time and we’re still in there! These lads are incredible!

Go Laois!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 05:41:47 PM
Damn proud of those lads. What a year!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: merman on July 14, 2019, 06:31:20 PM
Incredibly proud.
Thanks lads.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 07:31:22 PM
Quite a fright, there, when it looked liked Enda Rowland was going to go off due to injury. Who's the lad that was getting ready to sub for him? Did this lad get any play time during League or the Walsh Cup?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 14, 2019, 08:00:00 PM
Fair play, our lads have done themselves proud once again. The sending off knocked really gave us too much to do but they never dropped the heads and left everything out on the pitch. It was my first time to watch them live this year and I was really impressed with the skill levels and the way they stuck to the game plan. Credit to management for having a plan also, they caused Tip plenty of problems.
I know Tipp hit plenty of wides but I thought Laois also messed up potential scoring opportunities and at times hit a lot of aimless ball into the forwards. When they look back at it they will realise it could have been even closer than 10 points.

The most important thing they showed was character though, 2 early goals from Tipp, game over so we can just go through the motions. Man sent off early in second half, ok thats it we can just play it out. Not these boys, they never bended the knee once. This is the same character that dragged them over the line last week when the Dubs drew level and will stand them in good stead for future battles.

I tip my hat to each one of them, they are a credit to the county and have shown the rest of country that Laois are well able to hurl. The fact that the average age is low and others may come back into the panel next year really whets the appetite for next years Leinster Championship.

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 14, 2019, 08:09:47 PM
Fair play lads ye did us proud!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 14, 2019, 08:31:57 PM
Tipp beat the four teams in Munster by 42 points collectively or 10.5/~11 points per game. I thought the penalty was harsh, as was the red card. Even Tipp lads near me agreed. We were closer than the scoreline suggests, add in our 16 wides too.

Well done lads, was delighted to stay for the lap of honour- a lovely touch.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 08:35:36 PM
Well done lads, was delighted to stay for the lap of honour- a lovely touch.
If anyone took some video of this please post it. Thanks!  :D
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 08:45:19 PM
Tipp beat the four teams in Munster by 42 points collectively or 10.5/~11 points per game...
I was already fiercely proud of the lads' performance, today, but when I just looked back at Tipp's performance in Munster, before the final, I am even more impressed with our lads!

Cork v. Tipperary (won by 7)

Tipperary (won by 18) v. Waterford

Clare v. Tipperary (won by 13)
 
Tipperary (won by 4) v. Limerick
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 14, 2019, 09:03:34 PM
Fantastic performance Lads, love the attitude of this team. Doing us all very proud. I have to admit, i generally support the footballers more than the hurlers  as I'm with a footballing club, but this bunch of lads has won a lot of support this year, and not only from people inside the county. Neutrals really seem to hope that we'll bridge the gap and become a force in Leinster, too. It's great to see. Credit to all involved.

PS Mossy - that lap of honour was filmed and is here on the laois gaa twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLGLaois?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 14, 2019, 09:12:07 PM
PS Mossy - that lap of honour was filmed and is here on the laois gaa twitter page: https://twitter.com/CLGLaois?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor
Excellent! Thanks, Tony!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: The PRO on July 14, 2019, 10:06:46 PM
Any word on Paudie Maher? I hope he'll walk again some time in the future. Is there a Go FundMe page anywhere?
The bollox.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 14, 2019, 10:16:54 PM
Really proud today. It is out of the ordinary that the losers do a lap but still wonderful. Kelly man of the match and Tipp and every supporter clapping Laois off. A lot to be proud of.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: on the hop on July 14, 2019, 11:32:10 PM
Any word on Paudie Maher? I hope he'll walk again some time in the future. Is there a Go FundMe page anywhere?
The bollox.
#prayforpaudie
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 14, 2019, 11:54:17 PM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 15, 2019, 12:13:41 AM
Harsh sending off. Harsh penalty. Several harsh frees. Being made to play 3 weeks in a row. All Ireland champions Limerick would not have come through that. They don’t want the likes of Laois playing at this level. It’s a disgrace to be honest.

Despite all this, the lads were well within the handicap on Paddy Power. The courage and class that these lads have shown is off the charts.

Well done to all. Eddie Brennan has really shown the best management skills since Brian Cody. Simply outstanding in every way. Well done to all.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 15, 2019, 03:43:28 AM
... The courage and class that these lads have shown is off the charts.

Well done to all. Eddie Brennan has really shown the best management skills since Brian Cody. Simply outstanding in every way. Well done to all.
Hear, hear!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 09:45:20 AM
Is Paudie Maher ok lads? He took an awful clatter I’d say, the poor owl divil.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: LOVEGAA on July 15, 2019, 10:25:34 AM
Is Paudie Maher ok lads? He took an awful clatter I’d say, the poor owl divil.


I'd imagine he'll be out for the final !
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 15, 2019, 10:28:12 AM
Is Paudie Maher ok lads? He took an awful clatter I’d say, the poor owl divil.


I'd imagine he'll be out for the final !
Unlikely he'll ever hurl again  I'd say. Career ending injury if I ever saw one.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Chrimtain on July 15, 2019, 10:36:59 AM
Is Paudie Maher ok lads? He took an awful clatter I’d say, the poor owl divil.
I'd imagine he'll be out for the final !
Unlikely he'll ever hurl again  I'd say. Career ending injury if I ever saw one.

No, he'll be back for the Wexford match. They make them tough down in Tipp (so they say themselves, anyway).
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 15, 2019, 10:45:54 AM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: The Boy Wonder on July 15, 2019, 10:55:43 AM
Well said blueandwhite !
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 15, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
Nicky English . This is some praise coming from him

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/nicky-english-kilkenny-look-fine-tuned-while-tipp-still-off-key-1.3956539


"It’s worth remarking on how hard Laois fought after three incredibly intense weeks. Ross King took his goal very well and Mark Kavanagh punished the Tipp indiscipline.
After a brilliant season under Eddie Brennan, the lap of honour was richly deserved."
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 15, 2019, 11:00:56 AM
Fair play to the lads yesterday, they not only worked really hard but played some fabulous hurling. It is hard to believe how much some of our basic skills have improved as the championship has progressed. In reality, we should have been closer to Tipp as we fluffed our lines a few times in front of the posts. For sure, Tipp had another gear in reserve but delighted with the progress and the support. It was a pleasure to be watching a competitive Laois hurling team in front of such a massive crowd. The 'Laois laois laois' from the hill was brilliant. Hopefully more lads are bulling to get involved next year. I know this has been done before but would love to see the following fit and flying next year with Laois and pushing hard for places:

Camross: Gearoid Burke, Ciarán Collier, Dwayne Palmer
Portlaoise: Aaron Bergin, Cian Taylor
Ballinakill: Sean Downey
Rathdowney Errill: James Ryan, Paddy McCane, Tadhg Dowling
Borris Kilcotton: Joe Phelan, PJ Scully
Colt: James Keyes
Clough Ballacolla: Robbie Phelan
Shanahoe: Leigh Bergin
Clonaslee: Liam Senior

I'm sure there are more but the above list would make 15 vs 15 training matches worth watching. If for no other reason, lads should be looking to get into the set up to improve themselves. The difference Eddie and his team has made to individuals is massive.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: thegreeenandgold on July 15, 2019, 11:05:58 AM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

Tipp will clap us off the pitch as long as we are getting beaten,  I doubt we get same treatment if they thought we were their  equal.  They have no respect for Laois hurling even though they may like the people involved.  When they try to take the head off you in the game that’s respect, not some stupid clap at the end. It’s not U10’s your playing. 
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on July 15, 2019, 11:16:01 AM
Joe Campion would be another one.

What's the story with Podge Lawlor?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mad Mentor on July 15, 2019, 11:37:15 AM
... The courage and class that these lads have shown is off the charts.

Well done to all. Eddie Brennan has really shown the best management skills since Brian Cody. Simply outstanding in every way. Well done to all.
Hear, hear!
All respect to Brian Cody, but Eddie has had to do what Cody never had to. Cody has always had fifty plus hurlers looking to beat down his door to get on the panel while Eddie has had to literally beg lads to join the Laois panel and it is a huge testament to his abilities that he has been so successful in doing so. Any player - club or county - will be familiar with the new manager speak: "this year will be different lads", "the past is the past" "we are going to win the All Ireland/Joe McDonagh/Junior B (delete as appropriate) this year", but to actually follow up on this and do what you have promised is rare. It is a testament to Eddies management skills - coupled with the desire and skills deep within this group of lads, that they have progressed so far this year.
   Next year will be tough. This time last year the focus was on Carlow and their progress, but how many times have they been talked about lately with respect to them being ready to join the "elite"? The talk about increasing the Leinster round-robin to six teams has been about allowing laois to develop, but this should have been on the agenda earlier as to how to bridge the gap between first and second tier hurling. If we had lost the Joe McDonagh final and subsequently lost - regardless of the margin - to Cork, and Westmeath had lost to Dublin, would there be the same talk about expanding the Leinster group? I think not. From its first creation, it was obvious that there needed to be six in the group to allow a "weaker" county to establish a foothold in the higher tier.
   Coming back to this year, I can't describe how proud I am to be from Laois at the moment. It has been an incredible summer, and if I could, I would like to thank every man on the whole panel individually for providing this. This years journey has been about so much more than a few star men, and go raibh míle maith agat to everyone involved.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 15, 2019, 12:31:28 PM
You can watch full match and analysis here https://www.rte.ie/player/series/the-sunday-game-live/SI0000001909?epguid=IH000379314:
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 15, 2019, 01:30:03 PM
... The courage and class that these lads have shown is off the charts.

Well done to all. Eddie Brennan has really shown the best management skills since Brian Cody. Simply outstanding in every way. Well done to all.
Hear, hear!
All respect to Brian Cody, but Eddie has had to do what Cody never had to. Cody has always had fifty plus hurlers looking to beat down his door to get on the panel while Eddie has had to literally beg lads to join the Laois panel and it is a huge testament to his abilities that he has been so successful in doing so. Any player - club or county - will be familiar with the new manager speak: "this year will be different lads", "the past is the past" "we are going to win the All Ireland/Joe McDonagh/Junior B (delete as appropriate) this year", but to actually follow up on this and do what you have promised is rare. It is a testament to Eddies management skills - coupled with the desire and skills deep within this group of lads, that they have progressed so far this year.
   Next year will be tough. This time last year the focus was on Carlow and their progress, but how many times have they been talked about lately with respect to them being ready to join the "elite"? The talk about increasing the Leinster round-robin to six teams has been about allowing laois to develop, but this should have been on the agenda earlier as to how to bridge the gap between first and second tier hurling. If we had lost the Joe McDonagh final and subsequently lost - regardless of the margin - to Cork, and Westmeath had lost to Dublin, would there be the same talk about expanding the Leinster group? I think not. From its first creation, it was obvious that there needed to be six in the group to allow a "weaker" county to establish a foothold in the higher tier.
   Coming back to this year, I can't describe how proud I am to be from Laois at the moment. It has been an incredible summer, and if I could, I would like to thank every man on the whole panel individually for providing this. This years journey has been about so much more than a few star men, and go raibh míle maith agat to everyone involved.

Wouldn't underestimate the job that Cody has done but fully agree with your sentiments.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: clonadmad on July 15, 2019, 01:37:11 PM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

+1

But you’d be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Goku on July 15, 2019, 01:59:16 PM
Quite a fright, there, when it looked liked Enda Rowland was going to go off due to injury. Who's the lad that was getting ready to sub for him? Did this lad get any play time during League or the Walsh Cup?

Tom Dunphy of Camross was the sub-Goalie Mossy, Don't think he got a run this year as he joined the panel late. He has made a few appearance for Laois previous years. More than able back-up who is just unlucky its Rowland and previously Reily ahead of him.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 15, 2019, 02:28:54 PM
Flemming from Borris-Kilcotton, I assume, dropped off the panel himself again this year - as he did last year. Can't be very rewarding being understudy to Rowland, all the same.

Like Mad Mentor, I too would like to thank the management and players for their efforts this year. The victory over Dublin, and yesterday were fantastic days, and the support the team got goes to show there is a deep hunger for a bit of hurling success in the county.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Goku on July 15, 2019, 02:41:46 PM
Yeah, very hard on the Likes of Fleming and Dunphy to staying training when they cant get a look in, Especially when they miss club matches as a result too,

Great year to be fair, Hopefully next year is even better!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 15, 2019, 02:53:13 PM
Joe Campion would be another one.

What's the story with Podge Lawlor?

I meant Joe Campion rather than Joe Phelan. Podge would be another good addition.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 15, 2019, 03:44:21 PM
Do you reckon we could be in line for multiple (4 or 5) all-star nominees...and, dare I ask, do you think we could actually have one or two all - stars named on the 15?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 15, 2019, 03:51:24 PM
Do you reckon we could be in line for multiple (4 or 5) all-star nominees...and, dare I ask, do you think we could actually have one or two all - stars named on the 15?

I doubt we will get any but we will get nominations. Rowland will I would say, Mullaney might, Kelly might and maybe Purcell. And maybe Aaron Dunphy.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: South Laois man on July 15, 2019, 03:55:39 PM
We might get a nomination or two Tony but couldn't actually see us getting one. The All Stars are usually picked from semi finals onwards.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Keyser Söze on July 15, 2019, 04:07:13 PM
Hard to see Rowland not getting a nomination. I reckon he is in with a shout.

Serious performance by Laois again yesterday. Playing really efficient hurling. Overcame a couple of serious setbacks to keep hurling.
It was an emotional occasion.

There are a couple of "Key" things that need to be done now.
On the senior intercounty front the key is that these guys return in November in good shape and use the Winter to further their conditioning. The alternative is that 3 months work will be needed to get guys back to zero, and the physical gap further widens between us and our 4 companions in next years LSHC. The old connundrum, are you coming back fit to train or are you coming back training to get fit?

13 of the starting 15 can be key men over the next 5-6 years. Their example, leadership and now their experience, is crucial as a couple of guys come in each year.

There will be bad days ahead when everything falls into place for the big teams over the next couple of years. After this past few weeks they have created a template for themselves to light the way- keep doing what we do.
Rowland will be there for a long time. The game plan suits Cleere and suits Hartnett. We are going to have to find a third member of the full back line somewhere. Matthew obviously isn't the long term answer, but wouldn't be at all surprised to see him there next year.

Anyways, enough spoofing, fair play lads, they can hurl in Laois you know!

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 04:14:38 PM
Is Paudie Maher ok lads? He took an awful clatter I’d say, the poor owl divil.
I'd imagine he'll be out for the final !
Unlikely he'll ever hurl again  I'd say. Career ending injury if I ever saw one.

No, he'll be back for the Wexford match. They make them tough down in Tipp (so they say themselves, anyway).
He must have been made somewhere else so the way he fell over
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 04:15:47 PM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

That’s an unwarranted attack, you hurt my feeling.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 04:17:42 PM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

+1

But you’d be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here
Ah cmon now, you’re not all that bad.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 15, 2019, 04:25:34 PM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

+1

But you’d be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here
Ah cmon now, you’re not all that bad.

Brendan Cummins is actually quite fond of Laois and in particular Enda Rowland. He keeps singing his praises on the Sunday game.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Goku on July 15, 2019, 04:45:59 PM
Hard to see Rowland not getting a nomination. I reckon he is in with a shout.

Serious performance by Laois again yesterday. Playing really efficient hurling. Overcame a couple of serious setbacks to keep hurling.
It was an emotional occasion.

There are a couple of "Key" things that need to be done now.
On the senior intercounty front the key is that these guys return in November in good shape and use the Winter to further their conditioning. The alternative is that 3 months work will be needed to get guys back to zero, and the physical gap further widens between us and our 4 companions in next years LSHC. The old connundrum, are you coming back fit to train or are you coming back training to get fit?

13 of the starting 15 can be key men over the next 5-6 years. Their example, leadership and now their experience, is crucial as a couple of guys come in each year.

There will be bad days ahead when everything falls into place for the big teams over the next couple of years. After this past few weeks they have created a template for themselves to light the way- keep doing what we do.
Rowland will be there for a long time. The game plan suits Cleere and suits Hartnett. We are going to have to find a third member of the full back line somewhere. Matthew obviously isn't the long term answer, but wouldn't be at all surprised to see him there next year.

Anyways, enough spoofing, fair play lads, they can hurl in Laois you know!

Leigh Bergin would be a good addition to the full back line, their is a few years left in Matt yet but think maybe half back is still his best position
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 15, 2019, 04:49:13 PM
Realistically, there are three games they will have a look at to nominate Laois players for All-Stars: the McDonagh Cup Final, the Dublin P-QF game and the Tipperary AIQF game.

That is enough material for the selectors, considering All Stars are usually picked for nomination from the Q Finals, S Finals and Final.

There will be a push to nominate some Laois players from many quarters of the media as we are the romantic story of 2019. As to whether or not a Laois player lands an All Star remains to be seen if our dazzling summer story can be eclipsed with an even more dazzling one such as, perhaps - Wexford winning the AI.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 15, 2019, 04:50:36 PM
Leigh Bergin would be a good addition to the full back line, their is a few years left in Matt yet but think maybe half back is still his best position.

Agreed, Matthew is better at home with the No. 6 on his back - but what about Mullanney?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 05:21:59 PM
Realistically, there are three games they will have a look at to nominate Laois players for All-Stars: the McDonagh Cup Final, the Dublin P-QF game and the Tipperary AIQF game.

That is enough material for the selectors, considering All Stars are usually picked for nomination from the Q Finals, S Finals and Final.

There will be a push to nominate some Laois players from many quarters of the media as we are the romantic story of 2019. As to whether or not a Laois player lands an All Star remains to be seen if our dazzling summer story can be eclipsed with an even more dazzling one such as, perhaps - Wexford winning the AI.
I can see 3 nominations. Enda, Jack and one from Mark, Paddy or Aaron. That in itself would be massive. We’ll obviously dominate the McDonagh, I could see 10 awards there.

Might be hard to win one on the half back line, Paudie Maher will no doubt get his posthumously.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 15, 2019, 05:22:23 PM
Leigh Bergin would be a good addition to the full back line, their is a few years left in Matt yet but think maybe half back is still his best position.

Agreed, Matthew is better at home with the No. 6 on his back - but what about Mullanney?

You'd have to think that Mullaney will be centre back for Laois for the next 10 years if Podge Delaney doesn't push him off that slot. Superbly talented and great physical presence. Hopefully Leigh and Matthew will slog it out for full back but Leigh would be more likely to take the position long term, assuming he returns. Eric Killeen did himself no harm in there this year either. Looks better in central roles than in the corner or on the wing.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SCFC on July 15, 2019, 05:57:43 PM
Paudie Maher will no doubt get his posthumously.
Underrated post!! :)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 15, 2019, 06:29:57 PM
... Being made to play 3 weeks in a row. All Ireland champions Limerick would not have come through that. They don’t want the likes of Laois playing at this level. It’s a disgrace to be honest.
...
The current set up for how the two Joe McDonagh Cup finalists merge into the All-Ireland Championship really is rigged against them as far as the tight scheduling between matches. A successful JMcD team (like our superheroes) must run a gauntlet of three matches in as many weeks, where the Leinster contenders are allowed to rest, be content, train, and plan at their leisure for two to three weeks before taking to the pitch against a battle-worn JMcD team. I’d like to believe this is just a gross over-sight by the GAA but…
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on July 15, 2019, 08:45:56 PM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 15, 2019, 09:18:56 PM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 15, 2019, 10:49:03 PM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 15, 2019, 10:56:25 PM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.
Shows you how much I've played.  ;)
Thanks for the insight, Tony. And you're right--there definitely was a momentum, there.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 15, 2019, 11:05:27 PM
I don’t think this is true at all. The players were completely out on their feet by the time the second half came around yesterday. If you check the various round robin results you’ll see that teams that play 3 weeks in a row almost always lose. At this elite level, it is not fair to pitch some playing 3 weeks in a row (and 7 games in 9 weeks) against a team that haven’t played for several weeks.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on July 15, 2019, 11:23:34 PM
Correct. That is why they changed it this year so as teams wouldn't have to play three weeks in a row. Just wondering though, would expanding Leinster to six teams upset that balance?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 15, 2019, 11:54:31 PM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.
Truth be told we got very lucky with injuries, Donncha apart. That’s the danger of weekly games.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 16, 2019, 07:50:50 AM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.

I don't agree, the Munster and Leinster championships last year showed that teams playing 3 weeks running do struggle. 2 weeks should be the standard. Also we won a competition so its very harsh to recover, we have quite a young team so that helped but it sure did not help Westmeath.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Joeythelips on July 16, 2019, 07:52:53 AM
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?

+1

But you’d be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here
Ah cmon now, you’re not all that bad.

Don't mind them Don, you can be a bit cutting some times but it usually is tongue in cheek stuff. You certainly come across as a true Laois man unlike plenty on here.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: MasterJ on July 16, 2019, 08:48:15 AM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.
Truth be told we got very lucky with injuries, Donncha apart. That’s the danger of weekly games.

Well we didn't get any major injuries, but Donncha was not the only one. Mark was out for 2 games and Ben Conroy has been out all year. And Eanna missed the second half of the league!
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on July 16, 2019, 08:50:23 AM
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.
Truth be told we got very lucky with injuries, Donncha apart. That’s the danger of weekly games.

Well we didn't get any major injuries, but Donncha was not the only one. Mark was out for 2 games and Ben Conroy has been out all year. And Eanna missed the second half of the league!
I was talking about the 3 week run of games. Try to keep up or kindly refrain from engaging me, life’s too short to be dealing with the likes of you. Pull up your socks.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 16, 2019, 08:58:16 AM
Physical injury is one thing and it’s true that we only lost one player over the 3 games which wasn’t too bad. But being in peak physical condition after 3 games is another. I felt sorry for Paddy Purcell. He put so much into these last games that the tank just emptied in the end. There was nothing left to give. Lee Cleere was cramping up with 20 to go. Willie Dunphy, like Paddy Purcell just completely emptied the tank. It was noticeable that most of the subs who came on like looked physically stronger and sharper. I don’t believe that even Limerick would have come through those games with a win against Tipp.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 16, 2019, 10:01:22 AM
I don’t think this is true at all. The players were completely out on their feet by the time the second half came around yesterday. If you check the various round robin results you’ll see that teams that play 3 weeks in a row almost always lose. At this elite level, it is not fair to pitch some playing 3 weeks in a row (and 7 games in 9 weeks) against a team that haven’t played for several weeks.

Totally agree. With the exception of Tyrone, who stumbled over the line, all the Super 8 teams that came through from the qualifiers looked out on their feet in the second half at the weekend. Regardless of whether you want to be playing games week in and week out, there is a huge advantage if you have an extra week of rest. What other competition in the world has teams playing vastly different amounts of games to win the same competition? The sooner we move to group stages with even size teams, even size break periods and the same number of total games the better in both hurling and football. There was an analysis done last year by one of the pundits showing that teams with two week breaks perform much better when playing teams with only one week and only if a team is considerably better than the team with 2 weeks break can they hope to get a result. It wasn't a subtle difference, it was huge.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Tony on July 16, 2019, 11:30:39 AM
If a young fit lad can't stay fresh and recover in 7 days, there's something wrong. He'd be fully recovered in 3-4 days provided he's not injured. Mentally, that's another question, especially if you're coming off a loss. For example, Westmeath in hurling were not helped at all. But I believe the 1 week turn around did us no harm, in this particular context. I will admit though, that 2 weeks is likely more ideal in general. I'm just saying that I don't think we were harmed with the one week turn around this year. We were out on our feet in the 2nd half due to going down to 14 and competing against a top, top side, not because we were still feeling the effects of the Dublin game, in my opinion.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on July 16, 2019, 11:35:32 AM
Almost every serious sports scientist would disagree with you Tony but of course you’re entitled to you opinion
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on July 16, 2019, 11:54:50 AM
An outstanding campaign of success and development. Well done to everybody concerned. It's important now that the players all view this as the start of the journey, not the destination. Tough and all as this year was, training wise, next year will be even tougher. Year two of a S+C and fitness program involves a hell of a lot harder work than year one. The players will have to embrace this. Imagine how much more physically difficult it will be playing Wexford instead of Westmeath. They will probably need to be doing something on their own outside of their own club training even before the county panel re-assemble. The hurling, which is much improved, needs to go to another level again. The Leinster championship is nowhere for a 95% touch. It must be 100% all the time. The encouraging thing is that I think we have a group of players who will want to do this. I'm not sure that bringing back those lads who said no this time last year is the way forward. I'd leave them where they are.
Finally, i have to compliment the players on how brave and composed they have been in all the games. They played some great hurling, always looking to pick out a man in a good position, not belting aimless balls away. It was brilliant to see. Well done to them all. The building blocks of many years are now finally firmly in place. Time to build again. 
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 16, 2019, 01:39:27 PM
If a young fit lad can't stay fresh and recover in 7 days, there's something wrong. He'd be fully recovered in 3-4 days provided he's not injured. Mentally, that's another question, especially if you're coming off a loss. For example, Westmeath in hurling were not helped at all. But I believe the 1 week turn around did us no harm, in this particular context. I will admit though, that 2 weeks is likely more ideal in general. I'm just saying that I don't think we were harmed with the one week turn around this year. We were out on our feet in the 2nd half due to going down to 14 and competing against a top, top side, not because we were still feeling the effects of the Dublin game, in my opinion.

It's all relative I suppose.  Yes, a young lad should be fresh after a week but won't be as fresh as a young lad with 2 weeks recovery. If every team was playing week after week I would have no objection. It is a about the natural physical and mental advantage that a team has with relatively more rest.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 16, 2019, 01:42:03 PM
An outstanding campaign of success and development. Well done to everybody concerned. It's important now that the players all view this as the start of the journey, not the destination. Tough and all as this year was, training wise, next year will be even tougher. Year two of a S+C and fitness program involves a hell of a lot harder work than year one. The players will have to embrace this. Imagine how much more physically difficult it will be playing Wexford instead of Westmeath. They will probably need to be doing something on their own outside of their own club training even before the county panel re-assemble. The hurling, which is much improved, needs to go to another level again. The Leinster championship is nowhere for a 95% touch. It must be 100% all the time. The encouraging thing is that I think we have a group of players who will want to do this. I'm not sure that bringing back those lads who said no this time last year is the way forward. I'd leave them where they are.
Finally, i have to compliment the players on how brave and composed they have been in all the games. They played some great hurling, always looking to pick out a man in a good position, not belting aimless balls away. It was brilliant to see. Well done to them all. The building blocks of many years are now finally firmly in place. Time to build again.

We can't afford this. I wouldn't be begging anyone but would be delighted if lads like Leigh Bergin and Ciarán Collier decided they wanted to get on board this winter.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on July 16, 2019, 06:05:56 PM
An excellent read... https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0715/1062200-six-county-leinster-wont-fix-gaas-scandalous-failure/
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: johnnycool on July 17, 2019, 09:00:32 AM
An excellent read... https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0715/1062200-six-county-leinster-wont-fix-gaas-scandalous-failure/

Christy is a sound lad and never too far off the mark but IMO the problem with Hurling and Hurling development, League and Championship structures is that these decisions are all too often left to the elite hurling counties to make and they consistently pull the drawbridge up after themselves with little or no thought given to the middle and lower tiers in hurling.

Look at the makeup of every hurling development committee in the last decade or so. All from the likes of Clare, Cork, Tipp and so forth with maybe one token gesture of a Sambo McNaughton or the likes.

I keep banging on about this but it was an unmitigated disgrace that the Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard finals were moved away from being played before the AI semi-finals and done under the watchful eye of a Kilkenny man in Nicky Brennan and has never been changed back since.

The token gesture-ism of the playoffs for the two Joe McDonagh finalists to play a week later, thankfully Laois were able to get one over on the Dubs to shine a light on this is another example of this and I could go on.

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on July 17, 2019, 08:02:52 PM
"Leinster hurling to plot [plod their] way forward"

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/leinster-hurling-to-plot-way-forward-38320156.html

"The addition of a sixth team to the Leinster Championship has been taken off the table until the three-year trial for the existing championship structures is completed."

Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on July 18, 2019, 10:30:50 AM
"Leinster hurling to plot [plod their] way forward"

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/leinster-hurling-to-plot-way-forward-38320156.html

"The addition of a sixth team to the Leinster Championship has been taken off the table until the three-year trial for the existing championship structures is completed."

If we manage to be competitive next year, then they will likely move ahead with a 6 team championship. If we get our arses handed to us then they won't be so keen (and maybe we won't be either).
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on August 18, 2019, 07:04:35 PM
We were closer to Tipp than KK.  8)
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mossy Bruce on August 18, 2019, 07:48:55 PM
We were closer to Tipp than KK.  8)
Haha! Jaysus, you're right.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on August 18, 2019, 11:33:53 PM
Nice to see Enda  Rowland, Jack Kelly and Mark Kavanagh recognized on the Sunday Game.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mad Mentor on August 19, 2019, 10:26:07 AM
It must have been difficult for Enda to talk about a team which he had a legitimate claim to be part of.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: G@@ on August 19, 2019, 10:29:44 AM
Nice to see Enda  Rowland, Jack Kelly and Mark Kavanagh recognized on the Sunday Game.

It was very good to see, and you could sense from the conversations last night that there is an acknowledgement from RTE Sunday Game that the counties ranked 10th and lower have been ignored and it might be addressed a bit better next year.

I wouldn't be surprised to have some of the lads mentioned above nominated for an all star either - however I would be shocked if any Laois player got the actual award.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: seafoid on September 26, 2019, 08:27:55 AM
Respect from the world of hurling

https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/champions-tipperary-have-11-names-on-all-star-shortlist-1.4030404

"Laois are also duly rewarded for their Joe McDonagh Cup winning season with two (All Star) nominations, both goalkeeper Enda Rowland and defender Jack Kelly making the 45-man cut after a campaign that also included a championship win over provincial rivals Dublin."
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on September 26, 2019, 09:04:53 AM
Paddy Purcell has been hard done by but alls good besides. Zoom is going to have company very soon.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: redsetanta on September 26, 2019, 09:31:16 AM
It's great recognition for the lads, and for the whole team really, and a reward for the months of training etc. It's been a great year and hopefully we can continue improving next year.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Giovanni on September 26, 2019, 03:57:38 PM
Great to see some recognition for all the hard work. Would agree that Paddy Purcell and maybe Mark Kavanagh can feel unlucky but it was all about the team this year which was probably the most pleasing aspect of it.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on September 26, 2019, 05:32:53 PM
Paddy Purcell has been hard done by but alls good besides. Zoom is going to have company very soon.

Yeah. I’d say I will. Enda is probably the best bet
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on September 26, 2019, 07:59:11 PM
Heh!
Hard to see him pipping Murphy, though he did have a fantastic year. Though on second thoughts, he was pivotal in the win over Dublin, and could you say Murphy was pivotal in any of KK's matches?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: blueandwhite1 on September 27, 2019, 04:18:11 AM
He will hardly pip Brian Hogan either. Very impressive for Tipp all year.

Fabulous achievement to get the nominations. Fully deserved for both.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: CruiseCigar on September 27, 2019, 08:15:39 PM
Great to see the nominations. A reflection of  their super year
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on September 30, 2019, 12:21:11 PM
Really looking forward to these two semi finals on Sunday. They will be two crackers. Some outstanding talent and plenty of scoring potential on show.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on September 30, 2019, 12:27:39 PM
Really looking forward to these two semi finals on Sunday. They will be two crackers. Some outstanding talent and plenty of scoring potential on show.
I hope they have a pitch to suit their talents.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: les Antiques on September 30, 2019, 12:38:57 PM
Forecast not good and football replay midweek wont help . Could be two messy encounters at the weekend unfortunately.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on September 30, 2019, 01:29:01 PM
Forecast not good and football replay midweek wont help . Could be two messy encounters at the weekend unfortunately.

If that's the case then the Borris/CB game should be moved to Rathdowney on Saturday evening and just have the one game in the park on sunday. Not going to happen though
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Mad Mentor on October 01, 2019, 07:10:30 AM
Forecast not good and football replay midweek wont help . Could be two messy encounters at the weekend unfortunately.

If that's the case then the Borris/CB game should be moved to Rathdowney on Saturday evening and just have the one game in the park on sunday. Not going to happen though
The pitch in Rathdowney is being redeveloped at the moment and won't be ready until next year.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Zooming around on October 01, 2019, 09:42:24 AM
Forecast not good and football replay midweek wont help . Could be two messy encounters at the weekend unfortunately.

If that's the case then the Borris/CB game should be moved to Rathdowney on Saturday evening and just have the one game in the park on sunday. Not going to happen though
The pitch in Rathdowney is being redeveloped at the moment and won't be ready until next year.

Ah shite
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SpeculativeEffort on October 03, 2019, 05:40:19 PM
Any chance Mick Dempsey would join Eddie Brennan in Laois? Be a serious addition.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: burdizzo on October 03, 2019, 06:12:49 PM
Exactly. It'd be some appointment, but I'm not sure he'd jump ship on Cody just to go w/ another team. The football side assume he's theirs.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: SpeculativeEffort on October 04, 2019, 07:48:29 AM
If we got Dempsey and a few additions to the panel we'd be well placed to have a go at leinster
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: portlaoisekid on October 04, 2019, 08:27:59 AM
Jesus if the hurlers got Dempsey on board it would be dreamland stuff... Unlikely of course but why not at least ask?
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Neutralobserver on October 04, 2019, 09:36:24 AM
yes it would be a great appointment and he would be alot more suited to the hurlers than the footballers.
Title: Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
Post by: Don Draper on October 04, 2019, 09:52:34 AM
Eddie has his team.

It’s working damn well

Why on Earth are we attempting to parachute in our own man?