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Laois / Re: Laois senior hurling memories
« on: March 23, 2020, 01:08:03 PM »
With the lack of games to be discussing I thought we could delve into the past and talk about games in times past.

1 - Best memory supporting the hurlers - The win over Dublin last year (senior). The win over KK in the Forristal a few years ago (Juvenile)
2 - Favourite match - The win over Offaly a few years ago where we scored 30 points. A tactical masterclass
3 - Favourite player pre 2000, post 2000 (for the older lads) - Pre Paul Cuddy. Post Paddy Purcell.
4 - Best score/Favourite score - David Dooley's 65 in the above Forristal game v Kilkenny.
5 - Best individual display in a match - John Taylor v Kilkenny in Carlow in 84
6 - Match with best atmosphere - Galway 2013 in the Park
7 - Most disappointing memory ( you can rank them) - 1. Galway 2013, 2. the Cork 10 goal hammering.
8 - Worst refereeing decision against us -
9 - Most impressive victory - The above Offaly game

If more than 1 in each category then list them 1,2,3

If you have anything to add to it fire away

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Laois / Re: Official Laois County Board Website
« on: March 14, 2020, 10:58:30 AM »
Only for GAA, Laois Today would be toast and non existent. They should listen before talking. Miller and Hartnett more football in the stones on the ground.
They throw in a blonde every so often!

I think that blonde comment is unfair.

The 'blonde' you are referring to was unequivocally their most-passionate voice for hurling. She has left the position and they are worse off without her.

I'm not a fan of the podcast at all and haven't listened to it much. I find it a bit self-indulgent to be honest. I can't imagine  it lasting.
In general, the website does provide a good service, albeit one that prioritises quantity over quality.

As for the Laois GAA website, there are definite improvements. With a new PRO and Administrator now in-situ, hopefully we'll see further developments.

"The Blonde" is a very good journalist and gave a lot of time reporting on matches of all levels and ages.

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Laois / Re: Leinster U20 Football Championship 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 11:07:08 AM »
It's a scary prospect alright Laoiseabu. And the only benefit I can see is that we have the makings of a decent team. However, they probably need two to three years of decent coaching to develop them, whereas the Dublin lads are already a long way down that path.

The tale of the two midfielders from last year is a cautionary one. They appear on the face of it to have all the attributes necessary to be useful additions to the senior panel. But they're not ready; nowhere near it in fact. That reflects badly on our underage coaching and development. We are consistently looking weak and under prepared at all levels, and then trying to do too much too quickly at Senior. We could probably to with a Bryan Cullen type figure guiding us, but there's no chance we'd be able to afford or prepared to spend that type of money. It's fairly obvious that we're struggling

Not so sure I agree with this. We had 5 or 6 GPOs not so long ago. What have we now? 2 or 3?? Surely the wages saved could be invested in a person like Cullen.

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Laois / Re: Schools/Colleges Hurling and football
« on: February 28, 2020, 05:55:49 PM »
Is the combined colleges hurling team still in operation?

No it’s not

Pity. It was a good idea, especially at the younger age group

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Laois / Re: Schools/Colleges Hurling and football
« on: February 28, 2020, 02:08:13 PM »
Is the combined colleges hurling team still in operation?

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Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 25, 2020, 02:25:53 PM »
With the win over Carlow and two points on the board, the lads will be happy enough knowing we should be safe for another season of Division 1 hurling. (barring Carlow do the unthinkable and beat Wexford by a cricket score in Wx Park)
Doesn't matter what Carlow do now. We are 100% safe as we have them on the head to head rule.

If Carlow win and ourselves and Dublin lose then 3 teams will be tied on 2 points each. Head to head only applies when there are two teams tied. 3 or more teams tied means it goes to score difference.

If we win we are safe.
If Wexford win we are safe.
If Dublin win we are safe.

Dublin have 4 points. We cannot be relegated.


Correct. See above

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Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 25, 2020, 09:57:28 AM »
Sorry to be pedantic, but Dublin have 4 points, since they beat both Laois and Carlow. Thus, Laois can't be relegated, no matter what happens next week.


Yes, of course. My mistake. We're safe regardless which is ideal as management can now try a few things if they want.

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Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:42:28 PM »
With the win over Carlow and two points on the board, the lads will be happy enough knowing we should be safe for another season of Division 1 hurling. (barring Carlow do the unthinkable and beat Wexford by a cricket score in Wx Park)
Doesn't matter what Carlow do now. We are 100% safe as we have them on the head to head rule.

If Carlow win and ourselves and Dublin lose then 3 teams will be tied on 2 points each. Head to head only applies when there are two teams tied. 3 or more teams tied means it goes to score difference.

If we win we are safe. We won't. Will struggle to get 15 fit hurlers onto the pitch.
If Wexford win we are safe. They will. Wexford are flying and want a league title. Carlow are struggling with form and injuries
If Dublin win we are safe. It won't matter

I agree with Your opinions and they are probably correct but I was merely pointing out the facts of the matter.

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Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 24, 2020, 01:22:35 PM »
With the win over Carlow and two points on the board, the lads will be happy enough knowing we should be safe for another season of Division 1 hurling. (barring Carlow do the unthinkable and beat Wexford by a cricket score in Wx Park)
Doesn't matter what Carlow do now. We are 100% safe as we have them on the head to head rule.

If Carlow win and ourselves and Dublin lose then 3 teams will be tied on 2 points each. Head to head only applies when there are two teams tied. 3 or more teams tied means it goes to score difference.

If we win we are safe.
If Wexford win we are safe.
If Dublin win we are safe.

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Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: February 18, 2020, 02:21:45 PM »
Any word on the injuries from the weekend? The Carlow game is the big (only) game in this group for us. Even if we had beaten Clare we would still have had to beat Carlow to stay up.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: February 13, 2020, 09:04:37 AM »
I have always loved Cahir's attitude. He has travelled over and back from London for years whilst others couldn't be bothered driving 8/10 miles to training.

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GAA Discussion / Re: GAA record revenues..... why?
« on: February 12, 2020, 10:02:23 AM »
Jases ye're some crowd of feckin whingers!!!

Could not agree more. If the GAA were losing money hand over fist they'd be on here complaining about incompetent management. Instead it's raking in the money, most of which is redistributed to the counties and clubs, and they're whinging about that.

Is it any wonder I take a drink?

100% every Club in the country benefits through Club Development Grants,  seriously well run organization.
not every club gets grants

not every county gets funding for their infrastructure

a lot of counties are spending money in order to be competitive with Dublin and Kerry


Do you have an example of an county that doesn't get funding for their infrastructure?

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Laois / Re: Pat Critchley - Living legend
« on: January 27, 2020, 04:41:00 PM »
The Setanta program was definitely going in 2018 as my young lad and nephew were at it. Didn't realise it wasnt going any more

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Laois / Re: Pat Critchley - Living legend
« on: January 24, 2020, 10:08:27 AM »
Was looking for the colleges gaa thread but in fairness in needs a thread of its own.

What an achievement by Pat with IT Carlow on top of the basketball. He is a living legend and we should be very proud to have him. His achievements as both a player and manager are second to none in the county. He has done immense work for gaa in Laois. The man should have a street named after him in Portlaoise or a statue in the square. He would probably hate it being the humble man that he is. He must be the greatest sporting person to come from Laois.

Great hurler, footballer, coach, Musician, Storyteller, Joke Teller, company and Craic amongst many other things.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: January 02, 2020, 05:00:40 PM »
You’d think after the year we had in 2019,lads would be begging Brenman to get on the panel and drive the thing on,

It seems the same level of apathy and indifference is prevalent amongst many when the opposite should be the case.

We needed everyone on board this year to be competitive,no wonder Brennan is frustrated

It wouldn’t go on in any other Liam McCarthy county.

Cue the excuses


https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/it-is-disappointing-to-the-point-of-frustration-eddie-brennan-on-stay-away-laois-hurlers-38823864.html
couldn't agree more, and this is the reason why Laois will never compete at a consistent  level at the top table.

I'd imagine Eddie wont stick another year of this. I feel for the lads still involved but the mentality in this county will never change.


If Lads won’t commit and we a top 6 Hurling team in 2019,

it kinda says it all about us

It wouldn’t go on in any other county

I can see Brennan finishing with us this year,no doubt he is flabbergasted at the attitude

I know Cha is gone but who else isn't committing? We have always had lots of big fish for the small pond afraid to have a go at the river.

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