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Title: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on September 13, 2019, 01:16:46 AM
This will be a big help to our new managerial team to see what talent is out there..

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/09/12/revealed-managers-and-team-names-announced-for-laois-gaa-divisional-competition/
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: The PRO on September 13, 2019, 07:55:20 AM
Thought they were going to come up with "identifiable" team names.
North, South, West and East didn't exactly tax the minds much!
I hope lads buy into it. The West team last year kinda fell asunder as it went on and struggled for lads. It may help our new manager a bit but I'm not sure it's the silver bullet.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on September 13, 2019, 08:15:28 AM
Did we actually find any extra players from it last year as i cant remember any new names playing this year that was not already in the squad or the u-20 squad.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on September 13, 2019, 08:29:10 AM
Did we actually find any extra players from it last year as i cant remember any new names playing this year that was not already in the squad or the u-20 squad.

Marty Scully, Paddy O'Sullivan, think there's a few more.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: SCFC on September 13, 2019, 10:23:27 AM
Did we actually find any extra players from it last year as i cant remember any new names playing this year that was not already in the squad or the u-20 squad.

Marty Scully, Paddy O'Sullivan, think there's a few more.
Scully was surely called up on the basis of his displays for his club last year (which were brilliant) not in the divisional league. Same with Adam Campion.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Don Draper on September 13, 2019, 10:56:01 AM
Did we actually find any extra players from it last year as i cant remember any new names playing this year that was not already in the squad or the u-20 squad.
Ah you're dead right, get rid of the f**king thing.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on September 13, 2019, 11:50:24 AM
also you have 5 or 6 lads over each team from different clubs and they all fighting to get their own players on the field even though deep down they know they not good enough for county standard. on the other hand it did raise a few pound for charity so it cant be put down to much but for spotting talent i don't think its the way to go. look at the progress of the senior hurlers this year and there was no divisional tournament ran!!!
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Don Draper on September 13, 2019, 11:55:29 AM
also you have 5 or 6 lads over each team from different clubs and they all fighting to get their own players on the field even though deep down they know they not good enough for county standard. on the other hand it did raise a few pound for charity so it cant be put down to much but for spotting talent i don't think its the way to go. look at the progress of the senior hurlers this year and there was no divisional tournament ran!!!
There's 8 Senior Hurling Clubs in Laois. Anyone putting their hand up elsewhere is easily spotted. You're talking through your hoop.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on September 13, 2019, 12:20:33 PM

There's 8 Senior Hurling Clubs in Laois. Anyone putting their hand up elsewhere is easily spotted. You're talking through your hoop.
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exactly, and maybe thats the way the senior football championship should be,
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Don Draper on September 13, 2019, 12:23:04 PM

exactly, and maybe thats the way the senior football championship should be,
Which has nothing to do with your point.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Batman!!! on September 13, 2019, 12:24:04 PM
Only issue I see with it is the amount of people on the management panels. Otherwise itís fine.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Don Draper on September 13, 2019, 12:26:08 PM
Only issue I see with it is the amount of people on the management panels. Otherwise itís fine.
Whats the issue?
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on September 13, 2019, 12:28:18 PM

exactly, and maybe thats the way the senior football championship should be,
Which has nothing to do with your point.

my point is look at the senior football championship instead of running a tournament at the end of the year. 
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Don Draper on September 13, 2019, 12:31:21 PM

exactly, and maybe thats the way the senior football championship should be,
Which has nothing to do with your point.

my point is look at the senior football championship instead of running a tournament at the end of the year.
They did. The clubs refused and acted with all sorts of fuckology. We need the clubs to realise they're at f**k all on their own and start coming together, like Borris Kilcotton did, like Rathdowney Errill did, etc etc.

They wont. So we have this. Give it a chance, its harming no one.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on September 13, 2019, 12:33:35 PM
good point, clubs are the back bone and co board can only do so much
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: ohara on September 13, 2019, 02:36:58 PM
This will be a big help to our new managerial team to see what talent is out there..

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/09/12/revealed-managers-and-team-names-announced-for-laois-gaa-divisional-competition/

Am I right in saying the Map in picture on laois today is wrong. Is it Laois today's map or county boards???.. Spink doesnt border any of the clubs in South region I reckon. I wonder is it a mistake  or done on purpose to cover up Spink farce.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Rusty on September 14, 2019, 11:48:52 AM
Dunno who made the map but youre correct, st Josephs has a large catchment, stretches down to the Swan which is between Crettyard and Spink.

Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on October 17, 2019, 02:51:58 PM
No Attride or Done in Divisional teams . Otherwise as expected . Thought Gary Walsh would have gave it another go this year but perhaps he's off travelling again .
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: SCFC on October 17, 2019, 04:22:23 PM
No Attride or Done in Divisional teams . Otherwise as expected . Thought Gary Walsh would have gave it another go this year but perhaps he's off travelling again .
Some strange names in there tbh. Obviously some selectors pushing lads from their own club. Maybe no harm to see these lads. Could be a hidden gem out there somewhere.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: BallyroanAbu on October 17, 2019, 04:34:22 PM
Portarlington 5 ? 

Courtwood & Josephs 8 & 9

No doubt there is a few decent players from both St Josephs and Courtwood but this makes it farcical.  That they out number Port by this percentage.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on October 17, 2019, 04:42:30 PM
Looks like from provisonal league fixtures it's Roscommon in the first match . Tough start .
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: ollie12 on October 17, 2019, 04:55:22 PM
Id imagine a lot of players turned down the offer. Surely port would have had more than 5? They had 5 on the panel last year. Also i dont see the point in retired county players playing this competition.  And no u20's will be able to play cos the u20 club championship is on this weekend, not an ideal fixture.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Laois fan on October 17, 2019, 06:33:59 PM
I think port actually have 6 named but havent sent in any under 20s yet and sean byrne is recovering from injury,some clubs are sending in lads who cant make there own senior team which us ridiculous
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: SCFC on October 17, 2019, 10:09:17 PM
Portarlington 5 ? 

Courtwood & Josephs 8 & 9

No doubt there is a few decent players from both St Josephs and Courtwood but this makes it farcical.  That they out number Port by this percentage.
7 Courtwood not 8. Port haven't made their under 20s available either which might explain some of it. Also Portlaoise should have been with that North team so without them it weakens them a lot. Thought Hatch Finlay might have been named. Rory Bracken too.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on October 20, 2019, 12:26:46 AM
No Attride or Done in Divisional teams . Otherwise as expected . Thought Gary Walsh would have gave it another go this year but perhaps he's off travelling again .
Some strange names in there tbh. Obviously some selectors pushing lads from their own club. Maybe no harm to see these lads. Could be a hidden gem out there somewhere.
Agree. This divisional set up not worth it. U-20 running also and you have 3 clubs in leinster. Where is the point or what is a player going to prove here that he has not already in the championship. Some of the players on the list would not make a junior team let alone a county team and it is the number of mentors which is another joke pushing their own players
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Chrimtain on October 20, 2019, 08:45:54 AM
Any hidden gems found last night?
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on October 20, 2019, 10:56:18 AM
Gary Comerford from stradbally is a very stylish footballer.  If he committs to the GAA next year it will be a big boost to stradbally .
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: The PRO on October 20, 2019, 11:10:32 AM
Gary Comerford from stradbally is a very stylish footballer.  If he committs to the GAA next year it will be a big boost to stradbally .
Did he play for them at all this year?
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on October 20, 2019, 11:25:04 AM
I'm pretty sure he didn't.  Wasn't he contracted to Cork city ? Enjoyed a decent spell with Waterford Utd and then moved to Cork city . Talented chap .
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on October 20, 2019, 11:32:48 AM
Any hidden gems found last night?

Niall Corbet from Clonaslee was excellent. Some free taker and offers something from general play as well.

Darragh Connolly deserves a chance, as does Jason Moore who's extremely fast.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on October 20, 2019, 02:20:24 PM
Didn't think Corbet offers much from general play.  Excellent free taker however .
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: The Monument Road on October 20, 2019, 05:22:26 PM
I'm pretty sure he didn't.  Wasn't he contracted to Cork city ? Enjoyed a decent spell with Waterford Utd and then moved to Cork city . Talented chap . Gary has retired from soccer and is transferred to a Gaa club in Cork.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: BallyroanAbu on October 20, 2019, 06:04:35 PM
He was Stradballyís best player year they won County Final.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Butch Cassidy on October 20, 2019, 09:06:15 PM
Is he available to play next year or still playing LOI?
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on October 20, 2019, 09:31:50 PM
Is he available to play next year or still playing LOI?

I cant imagine why he was at it if he didn't have an interest in playing for Laois.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: The Monument Road on October 21, 2019, 10:16:42 AM
Is he available to play next year or still playing LOI?
Packed in the soccer and is playing GAA in Cork
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Unlaoised on October 22, 2019, 04:07:54 AM
I enjoyed the games and thought they were a good standard .

The big Moore chap from Ballyfin can kick .

Comerford was excellent from stradbally
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: SCFC on October 25, 2019, 11:18:11 PM
Decent enough games tonight in Vicarstown.
Brian Daly looked very good. Also liked Martin Doyle and O'Halloran as full backs and wing back Connelly of Ballyfin.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: O moore parklife on October 26, 2019, 01:03:07 AM
West and North had a serious bite.
Crettyard were always gonna pull the fixture but the rain stopped. I think nigel and his brother Murphy were Tremendous. Will be a great last week and for a great cause
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: les Antiques on November 02, 2019, 11:22:24 PM
Disappointing to see the South failed to field a legitimate team and having to rely on selectors . Laois needs everyone that is capable and interested involved.  It seldom happens.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Pablo Escobar on November 03, 2019, 03:43:49 AM
Disappointing to see the South failed to field a legitimate team and having to rely on selectors . Laois needs everyone that is capable and interested involved.  It seldom happens.

Disappointing from the organisers of the South team that they couldnít organise other players from that region to come in and field a legitimate team . Youíd have to question why the South failed so miserably compared to the others, The West being the prime example which really seemed to be well organised.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: town1980 on November 03, 2019, 05:01:43 PM
Well Iím sure they rang players but a lack of interest there,, looking at the squads John has tried and tested a lot of them and most he thought werenít up to it so it will be interesting to see if quirks can get something else out of them
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on November 04, 2019, 08:50:01 AM
quirk will get nothing out of that divisional set up, any one that has impressed in it also impressed with their club in the championship and again i have to question the taught behind it after a long season and with leinster and u 20 running.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on November 04, 2019, 11:14:54 AM
quirk will get nothing out of that divisional set up, any one that has impressed in it also impressed with their club in the championship and again i have to question the taught behind it after a long season and with leinster and u 20 running.
Exactly . Looking back at the tournament now Iíd be very worried about the lack of interest shown by some lads towards it , the best example being the south . What has Quirke gained from these last few weeks do you think ?
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: SCFC on November 04, 2019, 02:37:41 PM
Possibly needs a revamp. Two semi finals, a final and 3rd/4th place play off might mean dead rubbers being avoided.
It's a competition with potential but needs buy in from all clubs not just some. Running it without under 20 players is also something that should be considered. There was a case this weekend of a lad playing colleges Friday, divisional Saturday and under 20 Sunday. Burn out in October🤔
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Jd on November 04, 2019, 06:15:39 PM
Maybe divisional teams should be incorporated into the senior championship with senior teams dropping to ten or twelve and any team below senior being allowed to have their players play with senior divisional teams while still being allowed to play with their clubs. Might encourage lads to commit to divisional teams
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: High Fielder on November 04, 2019, 08:24:24 PM
quirk will get nothing out of that divisional set up, any one that has impressed in it also impressed with their club in the championship and again i have to question the taught behind it after a long season and with leinster and u 20 running.
Exactly . Looking back at the tournament now Iíd be very worried about the lack of interest shown by some lads towards it , the best example being the south . What has Quirke gained from these last few weeks do you think ?

Bearing in mind he won't have seen any of these lads play, I'd say he found the whole thing informative. In all likelihood, it's going to be a tough year for us, and Quirke will need to explore all options to try and unearth new talent. They mightn't exist, but he needs to see and know that for himself. Lads here need to get down off their high horse.
Title: Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 08, 2019, 05:02:10 AM
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/11/06/22-players-who-really-impressed-at-the-laois-divisional-football-competition/