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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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Laois / Re: Laois football team 00-19
« on: December 13, 2019, 09:03:38 AM »
I picked Hughie Emerson on my team, and it is interesting to  see a certain Hugo Emerson on a Laois u14 football development squad that has just been announced.

And the hurling squad

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Laois / Re: Football Ref
« on: December 11, 2019, 05:51:58 PM »
I see on Laois Today that Tomas Moore has left his role with Laois GAA. He will be a big loss as he was very efficient at his job. There's been a huge turnover in staff there in recent times. 

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Laois / Re: New Managers 2020
« 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. 

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: November 26, 2019, 04:10:03 PM »
Anyone know how often the Hurling Development committee meet or what have they done?

I don't believe there is a hurling development committee.

Sorry to sound naive but there has to be no? I would be shocked beyond belief if this were true.

I don't think i ever heard tell of a hurling development committee meeting

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Provincial club championship
« on: November 20, 2019, 11:24:12 AM »
St Mullins are showing some resolve. They have now won the county semi final, county final, leinster quarter final and leinster semi final all by a point.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: November 18, 2019, 05:36:25 PM »
Thoughts on this lads

With Mullins and Carlow teams taking part in the KK leagues,is it something laois clubs should look at?

Partake in kk or Tipp leagues?

It seems to have paid off for the carlow clubs

What league do they take part in?

http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/fixtures?compGroupID=61407&orderTBCLast=Y

Thanks.  Is that a junior league?

I was once told there are 4 senior hurling clubs in Carlow.

There are

But do they play in the KK senior hurling league?  Seems the teams they are playing against are junior type teams.

Agree, a midlands league with Kildare, Laois, Carlow and Westmeath might work.  Time to think outside the box in terms of promoting hurling and making it stronger in the 'less favoured' counties.

Midlands league is a waste of time,there’s been no buy in

Also our clubs Playing club teams who are from counties below us in the hurling firmament?

We need to be thinking about making the jump to top 6/8 counties at this stage

Abbeyleix playing Thurles or The Harps against Comer in games that matter would improve all our club hurlers over time.

We are fighting against a culture of defeat and apathy in laois as much as anything else

Our U12 hurlers hurling in Kilkenny was a good idea. Certainly our club reaped the benefits from it. It is physically a much different game. The tackling is harder. It's a pity that it wasn't continued.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: October 20, 2019, 11:04:09 AM »
The hurling final often seems to get a better crowd that the football.


I agree. It’s probably because Portlaoise are in the football final every year and they have a small support. I doubt many neutrals went to a lot of those football finals either as they were over before the throw in. RE and BIOK both have big followings as do The Harps and Rosenallis. Also, I’d say a huge number of neutrals will be there too for what should be a right match.

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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 13, 2019, 07:23:46 PM »
He was told he had the job before the interview process even began. Also told the dual players not to play hurling on a number of occasions.

Both of those things come as no surprise to me.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: October 13, 2019, 07:21:34 PM »
Depressing competition. At least our hurling championship is competitive..... and a high standard

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: October 09, 2019, 04:54:43 PM »
Hopefully we'll get a repeat of the classic from a few years ago.

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