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Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: September 21, 2018, 02:16:02 AM »
Laois' new trial system for senior team is a stroke of genius by John Sugrue

https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/laois-new-trial-system-senior-team-stroke-genius-john-sugrue-178073

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 21, 2018, 02:02:23 AM »
Thought Flynn made some strange decisions on both sides, especially in the 2nd half.
I agree, he did but overall he handled it well. He's the first ref i've seen this year to give young Aaron Forbes fair play.
I've seen more fouls committed on that man go unpunished just because of his size which is totally unfair, a foul is a foul regardless of a mans size.

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Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: September 21, 2018, 01:55:52 AM »
GAA plans for a two-tier All-Ireland football championship

http://www.the42.ie/all-ireland-football-two-tier-championship-john-horan-4242334-Sep2018/

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 20, 2018, 12:39:06 AM »
Yes, another thriller with Graiguecullen coming out on top this time. This is the kind of football everyone wants to see, good honest attacking football played at a cracking pace and some great scores into the bargan.
Good referring on both occasions helped to make these games some of the most exciting seen in O'Moore Park for quite some time. They attracted big crowds to both games and must have given the county selectors plenty to work on.

Report here:  https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/09/19/graiguecullen-strike-late-to-see-off-neighbours-and-reach-semi-finals/

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 19, 2018, 06:50:47 PM »
I think this weather will suit Graiguecullen more than that a slicker Killeshin team who would prefer a faster game on a dry pitch. Graiguecullen will have to play for the full hour to win this. No point in depending on a good finish again..

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Laois / Re: Laois Divisional Championship
« on: September 18, 2018, 03:02:25 PM »
I think this can only be good for the clubs and the county setup, at last we have a real forward thinking manager and we should do everything to hold on to him..

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 17, 2018, 12:18:32 AM »
Replay Fixture: 19/09/2018

Killeshin v Graiguecullen
O Moore Park  @19:45

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 15, 2018, 12:32:27 AM »
Great game in O'Moore Park tonight, it had everything you could ask from a championship match. Killeshin have some great talent coming through and probably shaded the game but they were just not able to hold out a great fightback by Graiguecullen when everything looked lost for them.

Jamie Parr was brilliant throughout with his freetaking but it was in those last few minutes that he came up with two unbelievable points from play from outside the 50 meter mark. Those two brilliant scores kept Graiguecullen in it and another long range attempt from him fell short and Graiguecullen worked a goal from it.

Mark Timmons showed his class there tonight when leadership was needed and time after time he broke up dangerous Killeshin attacks near the end when they could have won it. Danny Bolger in the goals pulled off a great penalty save and scored a few long range frees. He showed great calmness when he stroked over a 45 Meter free with the last kick of the game to draw the match and give Graiguecullen another day out.  Brian Byrne did very well while being closely marked by Stephen Attride and scored 3 points from play, no mean feat off a man with the class of Stephen...

I could say so much more about Killeshin, they were great on the night and will be a team to watch in the coming years and could very well win the replay and get to a semi-final this year.
I'm way too tired now to write anymore but you can read the report on the game here: https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/09/14/neighbours-killeshin-and-graiguecullen-may-battle-again-after-dramatic-draw/

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: September 14, 2018, 06:20:01 PM »
I think the local derby tonight between Graiguecullen and Killeshin could be a cracker, two proud clubs from the same parish who will fight tooth and nail for a victory here.
Graiguecullen have always been able to scrape a victory over their neighbours but Killeshin have improved a lot this year and have some great young players coming along.
Graiguecullen are weak enough at midfield and need the forwards to do more, maybe the return of Ambrose Doran might get them over the line but it should be a close, hard battle...

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Laois / Re: All Stars
« on: September 12, 2018, 02:30:22 PM »
Congratulations to Graham on his All Star Nomination. Hard to see him beat Beggan, but worthy recognition. Hopefully he'll keep his head about him and drive on again next year. Gareth Dillon can count himself hard done by, as worthy of a nomination as the likes of Sean Andy from Galway or Che Cullen from Fermanagh, both of whom had a blanket around them throughout the year. Dillon went toe to toe with some of the best in the game one on one most of the time and acquitted himself handsomely.
And Gareth even got in on the scoring act, scored a few vital one's this year..
Well done to Graham, next year will be a big year for him and this team.

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Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: September 11, 2018, 05:28:09 PM »
Love him or hate him it's hard to disagree with any of the factual information he has supplied. Facts are that the GAA has massively favoured Dublin in money terms over the past 10 years and they are showing the benifits now. Fair play to them but it's still totally unfair on the rest of the country.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:58:11 AM »
The Laois County Committee have ratified the appointment of Eddie Brennan as Laois Senior Hurling Manager for 2019,
Ratified also was his selectors of Tommy Fitzgerald Portlaoise, Fran Dowling Camross.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:57:31 AM »
The county Committee have ratified John Sugrue as Senior Football Manager for 2019 his selectors will be put forward at next meeting.
Also Ratified was Billy O Loughlin as u20 Manager and his selectors are Billy Delaney Stradbally and Liam Brophy St Joseph’s , Tommy Byrne Coach.

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Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: September 11, 2018, 12:34:50 AM »
This is a great read, about time the rest of the counties woke up and did something about this totally unfair favouritism of Dublin...
Only in Ireland would this carry on be accepted.

Gaelic football is dying, dying, dying ..........

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/ewan-mackenna-gaelic-football-is-dying-and-if-the-dublin-problem-isnt-tackled-it-will-soon-be-in-the-ground-37282516.html

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