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Title: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 04, 2019, 11:14:15 PM
Any managerial news for 2020?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on November 05, 2019, 08:04:41 AM
Haven't heard any yet but I heard there's vacancies in Killeshin, O'Dempseys, Annanough and Ballylinan.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 05, 2019, 04:05:51 PM
Ballylinan vacant. Niall Carew gone as coach with Naas. He’s on a fair gravy train.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: The Monument Road on November 05, 2019, 07:23:32 PM
Joe Higgins new manager at Joseph's. 
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on November 05, 2019, 07:58:27 PM
I'd imagine there's a vacancy in Courtwood now that Kinsella is new U-20 manager.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 05, 2019, 08:29:09 PM
He’s doing both as Under-20 is early this year and won’t clash
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 07, 2019, 10:31:12 PM
Karl O Dwyer to Killeshin. Heading Pat Ryan to O’Dempseys and possible Mick Lillis and Ballylinan connection also.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Helix. on November 08, 2019, 06:17:53 PM
Karl O Dwyer to Killeshin. Heading Pat Ryan to O’Dempseys and possible Mick Lillis and Ballylinan connection also.

Vacancy in the Heath also. Any story in Padraig Clancy back to Ballyroan Abbey? Surely there’s 1 big push with a bit of luck to be targeting getting near a county final.

Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 09, 2019, 05:18:06 AM
Clancy to Ballyroan confirmed. Show me the moneyyyyyyyyy
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: ollie12 on November 19, 2019, 05:53:25 PM
Francis Finn is the new manager of O'dempsey's with Sean Cotter as coach/trainer.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 22, 2019, 03:37:37 PM
Brian Breen as S and C. Big year for us ahead now. Best of luck to the lads.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on November 22, 2019, 03:59:52 PM
Brian Breen as S and C. Big year for us ahead now. Best of luck to the lads.
For who Laois ? I thought we had some rugby S and C coach in ?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on November 22, 2019, 04:13:18 PM
O’Dempseys!
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on November 22, 2019, 08:06:02 PM
Brian Breen as S and C. Big year for us ahead now. Best of luck to the lads.
Seem to be going in the right direction ok. Probably disappointed about last year and need a big showing this year
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: on the hop on November 30, 2019, 10:06:34 AM
Malachy gone to Rhode
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: BallyroanAbu on November 30, 2019, 12:06:52 PM
Best of luck Malachy he will do well in Rhode.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on November 30, 2019, 12:19:39 PM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Square Ball on November 30, 2019, 01:18:59 PM
Dublin need a new one
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on November 30, 2019, 11:22:22 PM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.

How is he a loss?  Only ever managed portlaoise and won as expected. Even niall rigney in his first football job was able to win with portlaoise so if he leaves  is he a loss to portlaoise and laois?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on December 01, 2019, 03:44:25 AM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.

How is he a loss?  Only ever managed portlaoise and won as expected. Even niall rigney in his first football job was able to win with portlaoise so if he leaves  is he a loss to portlaoise and laois?

Malachy's teams were far more dominant in Laois than what Rigney did with Portlaoise this year, barely scraping over the line in a lot of games. Portlaoise were capable of genuinely challenging for Leinster's when he was over them as well.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 01, 2019, 08:32:26 AM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.
well I'd imagine he wont be lost to either laois or portlaoise and will come back a better manager for managing Rhode...they are lucky to get him
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: BallyroanAbu on December 01, 2019, 09:54:24 AM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.

I agree with you Silkyskillssunshine also agree he will be all the better for the experience,  someone well capable of stepping up to Inter County at some point.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on December 02, 2019, 12:17:55 PM
Huge loss for Portlaoise and Laois. One of the few top managers inside the county. Rhode won't be an easy job either, as they don't seem to be as strong as previous years and I'm not sure they have much coming through underage. Best of luck to Malachy all the same.

How is he a loss?  Only ever managed portlaoise and won as expected. Even niall rigney in his first football job was able to win with portlaoise so if he leaves  is he a loss to portlaoise and laois?

Malachy's teams were far more dominant in Laois than what Rigney did with Portlaoise this year, barely scraping over the line in a lot of games. Portlaoise were capable of genuinely challenging for Leinster's when he was over them as well.

malachy had a better squad of players.  might have been capable of challenging but never won it? i agree rigney not the man either but you cant compare both due to the squads
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: TheGiantSquid on December 02, 2019, 06:45:51 PM
Well he has to get out of the county didn't he?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 02, 2019, 10:54:53 PM
Well he has to get out of the county didn't he?
???
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on December 03, 2019, 02:58:17 PM
Rigney gone also from portlaoise
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on December 03, 2019, 03:10:07 PM
Heard today the Camross hurling job has been offered to Rigney
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on December 03, 2019, 04:02:10 PM
Heard today the Camross hurling job has been offered to Rigney
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He might be more suited to hurling.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: The PRO on December 03, 2019, 06:26:23 PM
On the football side I think the following are confirmed;

O'Dempseys - Francis Finn
Killeshin - Karl O'Dwyer
Rosenallis - Paddy Dunne
Ballyroan Abbey - Pauric Clancy
St Josephs - Joe Higgins
Courtwood - Eddie Kinsella
Portarlington - Martin Murphy
Ballylinan - Mick Lillis

Leaving Emo, Graigue, Ballyfin, Arles Killeen, Arles Kilcruise, Portlaoise, The Heath and Stradbally who I haven't heard as yet.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Zooming around on December 04, 2019, 09:15:08 AM
I heard last night that Donie Brennan is going to be Arles/Killeen player manager. Seems a bit far fetched as playing and managing are both tough gigs on their own let alone trying to do both. But possible I suppose given his coaching pedigree. 
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on December 04, 2019, 09:15:36 AM
On the football side I think the following are confirmed;

O'Dempseys - Francis Finn
Killeshin - Karl O'Dwyer
Rosenallis - Paddy Dunne
Ballyroan Abbey - Pauric Clancy
St Josephs - Joe Higgins
Courtwood - Eddie Kinsella
Portarlington - Martin Murphy
Ballylinan - Mick Lillis

Leaving Emo, Graigue, Ballyfin, Arles Killeen, Arles Kilcruise, Portlaoise, The Heath and Stradbally who I haven't heard as yet.

with the exception of portlaoise are the rest of the clubs without managers or have the previous managers just not been ratified or committed as yet?

any word on hurling managers?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: The PRO on December 04, 2019, 05:33:10 PM
On the football side I think the following are confirmed;

O'Dempseys - Francis Finn
Killeshin - Karl O'Dwyer
Rosenallis - Paddy Dunne
Ballyroan Abbey - Pauric Clancy
St Josephs - Joe Higgins
Courtwood - Eddie Kinsella
Portarlington - Martin Murphy
Ballylinan - Mick Lillis

Leaving Emo, Graigue, Ballyfin, Arles Killeen, Arles Kilcruise, Portlaoise, The Heath and Stradbally who I haven't heard as yet.

with the exception of portlaoise are the rest of the clubs without managers or have the previous managers just not been ratified or committed as yet?

Those are the ones I haven't heard of as yet. They may all have managers for all I know.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laois Laois on December 05, 2019, 12:50:35 PM
Malachy gone to Rhode

This is off
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Tintin84 on December 05, 2019, 12:59:33 PM
Why's that?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Neutralobserver on December 05, 2019, 01:57:23 PM
money is it?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Hon d parish on December 05, 2019, 09:37:30 PM
Billy o'loughlin has taken over graiguecullen. Arles kilcruise have Jimmy McDonald
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: thegreeenandgold on December 05, 2019, 10:34:43 PM
Billy O Loughlin and Graiguecullen that’s some combo #volatile
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on December 05, 2019, 11:00:12 PM
I wouldn’t be believing much of the second last post anyways
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: TheGiantSquid on December 08, 2019, 04:41:32 PM
Hugh Kenny staying at Kileen. They should have a good league campaign with the two Kingstons available all year.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on December 10, 2019, 12:13:12 PM
Martin Murphy is not staying on with Port and Eddie Kinsella not staying on with Courtwood as per their Facebook page.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Unlaoised on December 10, 2019, 04:28:16 PM
Kieran Kelly named as new Park manager
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 10, 2019, 06:29:00 PM
Martin Murphy is not staying on with Port and Eddie Kinsella not staying on with Courtwood as per their Facebook page.
Port looking for a high profile manager I hear ...and have been for weeks. High profile is pricey though...
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Moregroundhurling on December 10, 2019, 07:02:19 PM
A Laois senior club football manager is about as easy a job a man can get in sport. There are Zero expectation for silverware. A knockout spot is looked upon as a great year. There's about four teams who in all truth are average intermediate teams and every other team is worse than they were five years ago bar Port. Money for old rope

Portlaoise (final every year)
3-4 teams aim for a final and the lose of flop on the way
6-8 teams aim for a semi final and lose or flop on the way
The rest hope to draw each other in the first round and get a win..#bonusterritory
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: High Fielder on December 10, 2019, 07:42:15 PM
Martin Murphy is not staying on with Port and Eddie Kinsella not staying on with Courtwood as per their Facebook page.
Port looking for a high profile manager I hear ...and have been for weeks. High profile is pricey though...

I think it's an investment that would bear fruit if the right man could be got. I know you think otherwise PK but Portlaoise look susceptible to me, and Port have the makings of a very good side.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laois fan on December 10, 2019, 08:44:13 PM
Id love to know your sources,i believe port have already started back with martin murphy
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laoiseabu on December 10, 2019, 08:58:16 PM
Yeah Eddie Kinsella gone . The Wilsons must be acting up again .
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 11, 2019, 08:17:42 AM
Martin Murphy is not staying on with Port and Eddie Kinsella not staying on with Courtwood as per their Facebook page.
Port looking for a high profile manager I hear ...and have been for weeks. High profile is pricey though...

I think it's an investment that would bear fruit if the right man could be got. I know you think otherwise PK but Portlaoise look susceptible to me, and Port have the makings of a very good side.
i agree portlaoise are very susceptible, I just think we are not as bad as portrayed but would say Port will make a serious effort to win it next year along with a couple more.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 11, 2019, 08:43:58 AM
Id love to know your sources,i believe port have already started back with martin murphy
well I know for fact a ex kildare footballer  was asked about taking the job at least 1 month ago...
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on December 17, 2019, 11:10:04 AM
Billy o'loughlin has taken over graiguecullen.
I've heard O'Loughlin is the new Sarsfields (Newbridge) manager.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Batman!!! on December 17, 2019, 12:03:57 PM
He’s aboard the gravy train so
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laois fan on December 17, 2019, 12:05:56 PM
Id love to know your sources,i believe port have already started back with martin murphy
well I know for fact a ex kildare footballer  was asked about taking the job at least 1 month ago...
Thats bshit he certainly wasnt approached by club officials,it must of been the same lad that was telling you port were focusing on leinster campaign
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Helix. on December 17, 2019, 12:27:53 PM
Billy o'loughlin has taken over graiguecullen.
I've heard O'Loughlin is the new Sarsfields (Newbridge) manager.

It’s confirmed on Sarsfields Facebook site.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 18, 2019, 08:21:17 AM
Id love to know your sources,i believe port have already started back with martin murphy
well I know for fact a ex kildare footballer  was asked about taking the job at least 1 month ago...
Thats bshit he certainly wasnt approached by club officials,it must of been the same lad that was telling you port were focusing on leinster campaign
I can gaurentee he was approached and the person who said it to him is definitely a Port official, whether he did it off his own back or not I dont know....in any case its neither here nor there, im just saying I know it happened.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laois fan on December 18, 2019, 12:40:01 PM
Not exactly if you asked jim gavin to be next portlaois manager,does that mean he was approached by the portlaois club
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on December 18, 2019, 02:11:47 PM
Not exactly if you asked jim gavin to be next portlaois manager,does that mean he was approached by the portlaois club
If i was an official with some power within the club, then yes the feelers would be put out this way.The commitee would hardly knock on his door and speak in unison to him.

In any case Im bored of this conversation, Im only telling it as it is as I was told by the manager in question. I couldnt give a fiddlers who ports manager is.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on December 18, 2019, 09:13:49 PM
Mark Rooney managing Shamrocks in Offaly SFC next year.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on December 18, 2019, 11:42:38 PM
Billy o'loughlin has taken over graiguecullen.
I've heard O'Loughlin is the new Sarsfields (Newbridge) manager.

It’s confirmed on Sarsfields Facebook site.

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/12/17/former-laois-u-20-manager-appointed-boss-of-kildares-most-successful-club/
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on January 07, 2020, 12:12:01 AM
Greg Ramsbottom to manage Stradbally this year.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: The PRO on January 21, 2020, 12:06:29 PM
I'm hearing John Sugrue will manage Portlaoise this year as soon as his Kerry under 20 term ends.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laois fan on January 21, 2020, 02:37:59 PM
Heard that also,will be a big appointment
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: BobbyBoucherJr on January 21, 2020, 03:34:47 PM
I'm hearing John Sugrue will manage Portlaoise this year as soon as his Kerry under 20 term ends.
Not true apparently,hope I'm wrong though
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Kingdom37 on January 26, 2020, 02:52:54 PM
I'm hearing John Sugrue will manage Portlaoise this year as soon as his Kerry under 20 term ends.

Heard Peter O'Leary O'Dempseys was taking the Portlaoise job. Seems to be expert about football looking at his social media accounts.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: SCFC on February 28, 2020, 10:38:10 PM
Kevin Fitzpatrick to manage Portlaoise senior football team.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: portlaoisekid on February 29, 2020, 09:06:32 AM
Kevin Fitzpatrick to manage Portlaoise senior football team.
The correct call from Portlaoise, a great appointment.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Ogie on March 04, 2020, 01:57:58 PM
Senior Hurling Management Teams 2020 -

Rathdowney Errill - John Delaney, Enda Meagher, Niall Delaney

Borris Kilcotton - Ciaran Comerford, Trevor Moore, Eoin Bergin

Camross - Tommy Delaney, Damien Keenan, Fran Hogan

Clough Ballacolla - Declan Laffan (Loughmore, Tipperary) 

Castletown - Martin Carey (Young Irelands, Kilkenny)

Abbeyleix - Lorcan Mahoney

Ballinakill - Jimmy Walsh

Rosenallis - Brian Troy (Lusmagh, Offaly )
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: merman on March 04, 2020, 02:49:10 PM
Ballinakill and Borris/Kilcotton have brilliant management teams.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Ogie on March 04, 2020, 03:28:15 PM
Who is with Jimmy Walsh in Ballinakill Merman? I know BK have an S&C in as well not sure of his name,
Clough Ballacolla also have an S&C guy on board
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: merman on March 05, 2020, 07:52:40 AM
Who is with Jimmy Walsh in Ballinakill Merman? I know BK have an S&C in as well not sure of his name,
Clough Ballacolla also have an S&C guy on board

Eamon Jackman and Seamus Dwyer are assisting Walsh, as far as I know anyway.

I think Camross have an excellent team too actually; they'll be 'fun' to watch on the sideline this year.

It's brilliant to see so many internal management teams. Expenses saved can be directed into facilities or resources that should yield long-term benefits.
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Ogie on March 05, 2020, 08:20:33 PM
Yes good to see clubs trusting and going for their own young coaches, who are interested in progression like Borris Kilcotton, Ballinakill, RE, etc
Camross gone old school alright, hopefully we won’t be discussing them here for adverse reasons later in year!
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Keyser Söze on March 07, 2020, 12:05:55 PM
That has basically been the Ballinakill management team for the last 10 years!
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Laoisred on March 09, 2020, 10:35:11 AM
Ballinakill and Borris/Kilcotton have brilliant management teams.

Not fully up to date with all those names listed, just wondering what have those management teams won?
Title: Re: New Managers 2020
Post by: Ogie on January 24, 2021, 04:36:15 PM
Have not heard of many changes yet for 2021, presume Clough Ballacolla and Borris Kilcotton are remaining with their management teams, I see on FB today where Rathdowney Errill have made an interesting appointment with soccer coach Shane Keegan taking over with Kevin ‘rebel’ Power from Johnstown as his coach
I believe Ballinakill have a new man in place also, the rest staying the same, except for Camross, no white smoke leaked from the mountain yet ?