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Messages - Don Draper

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 18, 2018, 01:04:48 PM »
Nothing easy about trying to change our mentality, no one has any problem with getting a few Xmas drinks.  But you get the feeling that members of this Laois panel will be minding themselves over Xmas, more so with some quality players getting dropped from the panel.  It's a real step up in competition for places, Sugrue is firmly in control now.  Everyone will be more than happy to show up in Enniscorthy on Thursday.  This time last year a few lads were considering whether they would stay on the panel, now they are fighting to stay on it.   Is this not what we want ?
There is no way in hell every Laois player, or ever the management team will be "happy" to get dragged to f**king Enniscorthy on a Thursday night, 5 days before Christmas. Its insanity. We'd be bitching about a County Board fixing an U21 final for 2/3 days before Christmas as it is.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 18, 2018, 10:28:47 AM »
Doesn't really matter where its on, the players would be training on Thursday if there was no match and they would all agree that a game beats training anytime...
Lads, pull easy here, no one in their right f**king mind would want to go to Enniscorthy to play a match on a Thursday night in December. This is madness and the Leinster Council should be ashamed of themselves.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 17, 2018, 08:54:52 PM »
Since Cheddar no manager has had the best players on the panel and unfortunately this remains the same for next year.
And lads couldn’t wait to blackguarded Cheddar. You reap what you sow.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 17, 2018, 09:44:11 AM »
Why?

I must say, you do seem to enjoy trying to rile people! Again, I ask - why?
Our county’s name is Laois. I asked nicely, there was no attempt to rile you or anyone.

Like it or not the name Leix is part of our heritage and was in common use up the 1960s (as was Maryborough).
The great Laois team of the 1930s would have been called Leix at the time.
When Laois GAA people refer to our county as Leix, e.g. C'mon Leix, you can take it that they are using it as a term of affection.
Would you shout out "Cmon Maryborough"?

Would you shout out "Cmon the Queens County"?

Its an anglacised version of our heritage. We threw the f**kers off, throw off their terminology as well if you can.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:39:39 PM »
Why?

I must say, you do seem to enjoy trying to rile people! Again, I ask - why?
Our county’s name is Laois. I asked nicely, there was no attempt to rile you or anyone.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:55:40 PM »
Disappointing result today. Obviously only the Walsh cup, and all, but still not great to beaten by 8 points by Carlow. Thought it might be a good day when Picky Maher opened the scoring w/ a well-taken goal, but the concession of two soft-ish goals before half-time gave Carlow a boost just when it seemed we might pull away. I don't think Flemming would be happy w/ the first, in particular - a series of handling errors in the backs let a Carlow man onto the ball, and although his shot wasn't exactly a rasper, it still found the net. In fairness to Flemming, he pulled off two very good saves in quick succession in the second half.
Aaron Berin and Picky Maher had very good games, I thought, as did Jack Kelly, and Donnacha Hartnet. Leigh Bergin going off injured may have unsettled the defence a bit, even though I don't think he was doing fantastically well. Perhaps corner back isn't his position? Hope he and Willie Dunphy - who also hobbled off - will recover in time for the league.
In the last quarter, Carlow completely took over - outscoring us by something like 10 points to three - and you'd imagine that they're a bit fitter at this stage. Quite a bit of work for Leix to do in that department for the next month or so!
Please stop referring to us as Leix.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:55:14 PM »
Very strange situation.
Strong plays last week....”retires” mid week & lads saying he is dropped.
A fan of Sugrue, but Lillis would have been lambasted for a situation like this. Just saying.

Do you mean Brody’s shenanigans that saw him dropped last year or is there a more recent event?
You’ve some neck comparing Surgrue to Lillis!

Ignore the ridiculous situation that has unfolded so, and jump in blindly with two feet to defend your beloved!
As I said I’m a fan of Sugrue. But this is a very strange situation!
Your fanboying over your beloved Mick is the most disconcerting issue here. Whether Sugrue is wrong or right, comparing him to the clusterfuck that was Lillis is bizarre. Its not like he didn't have his own issues with this player you wish to allow peace to, yet continue to bring up on here.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 16, 2018, 08:17:16 PM »
Very strange situation.
Strong plays last week....”retires” mid week & lads saying he is dropped.
A fan of Sugrue, but Lillis would have been lambasted for a situation like this. Just saying.

Do you mean Brody’s shenanigans that saw him dropped last year or is there a more recent event?
You’ve some neck comparing Surgrue to Lillis!

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:46:40 PM »
Roddy isn't coming back in this year.

It would appear Mark Kavanagh isnt either?

Kavanagh named corner forward for tomorrow.
Great news!

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:45:43 PM »

In the end, Abbeyleix pride won out and I know a lot of club members didn't want to be party to taking hurling out of the town.
They are a club which should have no problems standing alone as a senior side. Their juvenile progress has stalled a little but they have still been one of the 2/3 strongest juvenile clubs over the last 5/6 years.
Important to acknowledge too, the role Ballyroan played in helping Abbeyleix turn it down.

Gaels gone got grades under senior, roll on the area teams. Great news.

Don't think football had anything to do with it. Abbeyleix had the giblets to back themselves against bigger amalgamations. As they say pride cometh before the fall, I hope it won't be for abbeyleix. They could be off designing names and jerseys but chose the road less travelled by with regard to most laois senior clubs. Tough year ahead for them. Fighting league and championship relagation is the price you pay for pride in the parish.
Good luck and God speed because you will need both
By god you almost had me weeping with pride for the beauty of the association there.

Until I remembered they tossed away football in the club without a second thought not so long ago.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 15, 2018, 08:44:01 PM »
I have no problem with the majority of that post but you talk about the ditch and then call a lad troublesome. Troublesome or not, he went in there and did a job, and I don't think he should be dragged through the mud again when he will obviously be disappointed. I'm a big supporter of what Sugrue is doing but that article was poorly written in my opinion, and contained information which had no relevance to the fact that he was dropped. Just my opinion.
The player in question did more damage to himself than that article ever could. Relax.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 15, 2018, 04:00:49 PM »
Fully agree with above. Strong was also dropped but Laois today have said he retired which was wrong. At least report the truth if gonna report anything
Laois GAA reported Darren as retiring, maybe wind your neck back in a little.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 14, 2018, 10:44:32 AM »
Peter Keane since apologised for that, and there has been guidelines set up by Kerry GAA for handling this process in the future.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:02:20 PM »
What happened to him in the county final was a total disgrace. The way it was handled afterwards added insult to injury. I could easily imagine that this would leave him very disillusioned and no one could blame him for feeling that way.

Having said that, what happened in the county final and afterwards has nothing to do with the current management of the county team or with his teammates in the county. I’m sure the vast majority of them would have exactly the same opinion on the matter as Roddy himself.  I don’t believe that what happened in the county final should be forgotten but it is a different issue from his participation with the county team. Hopefully if he’s given a bit of time, he’ll agree to rejoin - I don’t think the county setup bears any relationship whatsoever to the carry on of a handful of clowns after the county final.
I'd imagine he just doesn't have the appetite for it, and you couldn't blame him.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 13, 2018, 09:01:37 PM »
Any more amalgamation talks now that the Gaels are effectively dead? Colt and Clonad tie the knot? Trumera and Mountrath?
Clonad? Are you on drugs?

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