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Laois / Re: Football Club
« on: September 18, 2019, 11:41:54 PM »
Not too many clubs will turn anyone down. Theres always room for one more on a junior b or c squad! Depends where you're based really.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2019
« on: September 16, 2019, 05:24:11 PM »
Stunned by that result yesterday morning. Park Ratheniska must be absolutely devastated by that. Seems Castletown fully deserved it too.
Itíll be interesting to see will any of the Castletown lads go in with regional team at end of season.
Depends if they're in or out of the hurling I'd imagine.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2019
« on: September 16, 2019, 10:35:18 AM »
Stunned by that result yesterday morning. Park Ratheniska must be absolutely devastated by that. Seems Castletown fully deserved it too.

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Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:44:59 AM »
Mountmellick lose to Clonaslee and are out of Intermediate. Very poor result for them, Laois could do with a strong Mountmellick team given the size of the area.
Their ultra defensive game plan was hard to stomach.
Mountmellick or Clonaslee's? Wasnt at it..

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: September 14, 2019, 08:43:52 AM »
Good riddance to Crettyard.
Good club. They'll be back. Don't go around stealing other clubs players either so sorry to see them slip down.

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: September 13, 2019, 03:13:17 PM »
Word is he's pally with Sugrue so hopefully John will help him get settled in, too.
Maybe he'll need a good physio?! One that used to manage the team would be handy...

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Laois / Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
« 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.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior C Football Championship 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:39:03 AM »
I believe the county board are going to propose the introduction of a by law next year to prevent the "anomaly" that Graigue availed of this year happening again.

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Laois / Re: Vote for Park
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:36:24 AM »
The Kilkenny crowd are walking this. It's an unfair system anyway. The best submission should win.

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Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:34:31 AM »
If Portlaoise win the intermediate football, would the losers of The Heath v Crettyard be spared from relegation? I'm thinking they would....
I believe Portlaoise can opt to enter a second team in the senior championship if they win the intermediate. But they can also opt to stay down in which case the relegated team is saved.

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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:30:53 AM »
It doesn't really matter PK. The Divisional Championship probably serves the purpose better, and there aren't that many who could make a difference anyway. The biggest problem for the new manager could well be trying to convince lads to stay. From what I can gather, a few lads are considering walking away.

We have to remember at all times that the players are the ones who make the biggest sacrifices. I think in many ways, playing for Laois must be especially tough. You more than likely work or study outside the county. You spend a lot of time commuting, not just to and from work, but also to training and matches too. You did this at a great personal cost to your wellbeing and pocket, and you do it knowing you're playing in a team that is unlikely to win even a provincial championship. I think that makes playing for counties like those immediately around us and ourselves pretty difficult. I can well understand why lads would be tired of it, and even though we were going pretty well under Sugrue, could it ever be enough?

The limbo at the moment doesn't bother me. Speaking to one of the panelists, it sounded to me like he was happy to have a break from the intensity of county training. It's not a religion in Laois like it is in Kerry or other counties where there's something on offer all the time. There is nothing to sweeten the pot for players in Laois and many counties like us. I don't blame lads for wanting to take a break and let's face it, Jim Gavin and his players wouldn't stick with Dublin for as long as they have unless they wete getting something out of it. So I'm in no rush to see a new manager in place. I'm not looking forward to starting afresh anyway after a successful period, and anyway, it will more likely than not be an underwhelming appointment.
Agree with all your post bar the first bit. The area competition is grand but it's not the same intensity as the white heat of a senior championship quarter final. A lad will burst his gut for his club but will he do it for North Laois? A pity we have no manager to see these games.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 09:27:08 AM »
Some interesting quarter finals this weekend.

The matches will be tight and with the weather to be dry and sunny there is no excuse for poor football.

I'm backing Portlaoise, Port, Dempseys and Ballylinan to come through.
I'd be inclined to pick the same 4 winners.
I think Portlaoise and O'Dempseys will win comfortably. I think the other two will be very close. Be great to see Killeshin or Ballyfin get to a semi final.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior C Football Championship 2019
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:12:42 PM »
Graigue hammered Colt in the final tonight. What they gained from walking this championship is beyond me.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 21, 2019, 09:52:30 AM »
Paddy Power ranks them as follows -

Portlaoise 1-4
Port and O'D's 9-1
Killeshin 10-1
Graigue 20-1
Killeen, Joe's, Emo and BA 25-1
Ballylinan 28-1
Courtwood 33-1
Ballyfin 100-1

Boyle's are a bit different -

Portlaoise 4-11
Port 15-2
O'D's 9-1
Killeshin 12-1
BA 16-1
Graigue 20-1
Joe's 28-1
Killeen, Ballylinan and Courtwood 33-1
Ballyfin and Emo 50-1

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GAA Discussion / Re: Tom Humphries
« on: August 20, 2019, 02:53:52 PM »
Humphries out today.

Out of state captivity but entering his own prison for life.
Isn't there talk he's off to Spain? He will probably rebuild a life.

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