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Title: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on October 18, 2019, 12:35:26 PM
Not too long till the O’Byrne cup draws will be made . Decided to make a new thread for it
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Beffs on October 18, 2019, 07:38:54 PM
Any word on Walsh Cup fixtures?
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on October 25, 2019, 11:49:56 PM
We’ve to play Offaly , Wexford and Meath in the O’Byrne cup . First game against Offaly on December 7th(Laois venue ), next up Wexford on December 14th(Wexford venue)and lastly Meath on January 4th (Meath venue). All games 2pm throw in
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: les Antiques on November 01, 2019, 01:09:36 AM
Would be nice to see Offaly game played somewhere other than Portlaoise in December.
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Mad Mentor on November 01, 2019, 04:58:43 AM
Would be nice to see Offaly game played somewhere other than Portlaoise in December.
Agree. The Bahamas would be nice. ;D
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: les Antiques on November 01, 2019, 11:05:18 AM
😂 I was thinking Ballyroan or Ballylinan but the Bahamas would work too :)
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: LooseCannon on November 01, 2019, 12:50:56 PM
Would be nice to see Offaly game played somewhere other than Portlaoise in December.
If Portarlington has lights.......

If we were at home.....Gracefield
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on November 05, 2019, 02:13:47 PM
We’ve to play Offaly , Wexford and Meath in the O’Byrne cup . First game against Offaly on December 7th(Laois venue ), next up Wexford on December 14th(Wexford venue)and lastly Meath on January 4th (Meath venue). All games 2pm throw in

The CCC has yet to confirm fixture details for these games.

Group 1 – Kildare, Longford, Carlow, Wicklow
Group 2 – Laois, Wexford, Offaly
Group 3 – Meath, Louth, Westmeath

FIXTURES  (All games at 2pm)
R1 – Laois v Offaly: December 7. 
R2 – Wexford v Laois: December 14.
R3 – Meath v Laois: January 4. 

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/10/31/draw-made-for-the-2020-obyrne-cup-which-will-begin-in-2019/
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 02, 2019, 01:59:04 PM
It all kicks off this weekend against Offaly . Any word on how the panel is shaping up ?
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 03, 2019, 01:09:17 AM
Here is your GAA Fixtures Diary for 2020
https://res.cloudinary.com/dvrbaruzq/image/upload/fl_attachment/gtbxjegdlgerygrts6az.pdf
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 06, 2019, 12:18:19 AM
Brand new team for Saturday's O'Byrne Cup game v Offaly..




New Laois football manager Mike Quirke has named five debutants in the Laois team to face Offaly in the opening round of the O’Byrne Cup on Saturday.
Laois take on their neighbours at 2pm in Portarlington – and there will be first Laois senior starts for Clonaslee’s Niall Corbet, Portarlington’s Jason Moore, Stradbally native Garry Comerford, Ballyfin’s Darragh Connolly and last season’s U-20 player Diarmuid Whelan from Ballyroan-Abbey.
Corbet and Comerford are both former League of Ireland soccer players with Corbet named in goals – where he played with UCD, Bohemians and Waterford – instead of attack where he impressed for Clonaslee in this year’s Laois IFC.

Comerford, who played club football with Ballincollig in Cork this year as well as with Cork City, is named at wing-forward with Darragh Connolly, one of Ballyfin’s top players in their run to the Laois SFC semi-final, on the other wing.
Whelan is corner-forward while Moore, captain of the Portarlington team that also reached the last four of the Laois SFC, is named at wing-back.

Mountmellick’s Gearoid Hanrahan returns to full-back after not being involved since 2016 while Michael Keogh was involved in 2018 under John Sugrue but not in 2019.
None of the Portlaoise contingent are involved as they take some time following their run in the Leinster club championship, nor is there any involvement from intermediate champions Rosenallis.
John O’Loughlin, however, who will be part of the Rosenallis set up next year as he is set to return to his home club is named at midfield and is the side’s most experienced player as he begins his 13th season.

He is one of six starting players who featured in last year’s championship – the others being Trevor Collins, Robbie Pigott, Eoin Buggie, Paddy O’Sullivan, Eoin Lowry and Evan O’Carroll.
None of Eddie Kinsella’s U-20 squad are among the starting team nor is there any involvement from the Portarlington or Courtwood-Emo U-20s as they face off in the Laois U-20 final in Stradbally on Friday night.
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on December 06, 2019, 12:26:23 AM
Didn't know Gearoid Hanrahan was back in the mix. He was a player that impressed me a few years ago playing for Laois seniors but dropped completely off the radar after that.
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Brandon on December 08, 2019, 07:47:14 PM
Why doesn’t Sean moore play with Laois ? Does he not want to play county
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Butch Cassidy on December 08, 2019, 09:45:54 PM
Anyone stand out? Quirke play a kicking game or what tactics did he employ? I know pitches are in shit so hard to read too much into it
Title: Re: OByrne Cup 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on December 08, 2019, 10:17:35 PM
Offaly were better drilled yesterday. They were also close to full team, think 11 of their championship team played.
Pitch was in good condition for the time of the year.

Goals: we badly need Brody back for the league anywsys. No direction or plan with kickouts yesterday.

Full back line was exposed a lot. Offaly full forward kicked 0-5. Cian Johnston done a lot of damage when he came on at HT.

Midfield was okay but lost the battle. Paddy Sullivan is a half back only. O’Loughlin was slow and one dimensial.

Half forward line wasn’t wondering. Comerford good assist for the goal but that was about it. Should have picked up a black card before HT. Connolly isn’t up to that standard at all.

Full forward line struggled. O’Carroll wasn’t able for the 1-1 battle to ball kicked in.

Best of the subs was Munnelly. Kicked two lovely points.