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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz National Hurling League
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:55:27 PM »
That coverage of the game was filmed through a pair of binoculars. It was really poor

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 10, 2019, 09:18:02 PM »
i thought Sligo were terrible, really very limited and we seemed to find it hard to get away from them for long periods. Probably a lot to do with trying to bed in a few players didn't help but they still managed to score two goals which was a disappointment.  Kickouts a bit better today but at times we struggled when we fell back into kicking it long into the centre. its good to see a few young players getting a run and murphy looked very sharp when he came on.

in relation to the sending off, it happened just below me scully put two massive hits before hand but he was just off with that one.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 08, 2019, 09:35:46 PM »
Whatís the view on the team

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 06, 2019, 09:03:08 AM »
what ever about having a target man in midfield for kickouts, I just thought we should have had some sort of plan b when they pressed us. lumping it out when they had a clear height advantage is asking a lot of the two lads especially when at times they were moving backwards trying to field it. sean byrne was probably a loss as an option on the wing.  Dublin in the second game had a few basketball type moves where they bunched in the centre and then all broke to both sides, it reminded me of something Tully used to do with Ballyfin in the schools football. it was simple but very effective. With Lillis suspended I wonder who will start with the others it seems in the post above gone from the panel.

hopefully whoever does start doesn't fall into the lateral handpass that we often revert to when faced by a massed defense. A midfielder with pace that can break forward and long pass accurately is badly needed but there doesn't look to be too many of them around.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 03, 2019, 04:33:06 PM »
Down beat Sligo, Offaly and Longford draw. Do we go with the strongest team next week against Sligo, or do we stick with what we are doing. Vital game already in a tight division

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 03, 2019, 10:59:10 AM »
Alarm bell one. Our two midfielders were giving away a lot of height. Long kicks meaningless. Alarm bell two. Two inexperienced and nervy defenders left isolated without a sweeper. Alarm bell three. One of their forwards clearly rinsing one of our inexperienced backs and creating the perfect conditions for incoming attackers. Tackling powderpuff. Support play the stuff of negligence. Lads not tuned in and watching their team mates getting bottled up time after time. Just one of those performances that make you think that we made a fortune backing Louth at whatever ridiculous price they were. We can't be that bad and I know we're not but yet I can't understand what the hell happened today. I know we have lads playing who are a long way off what is needed even in the lower Divisions

My thoughts exactly. The management for some reason have not developed any sort of kick out strategy other than lumping it on jol the majority of the time. Even after losing Lillis we still aimed everything at him. With their height advantage they just broke ball off him. Most teams work kick outs for a high retention return, ours seemed to be 50/50.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 02, 2019, 09:39:16 PM »
Does anybody know how bad Sean Byrnes injury is??

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 02, 2019, 06:42:21 PM »
A bit like what is going on with the rugby team, today was a shocker for the team and management. Louth were no word beaters but they seemed far more mobile and clued in to what they were doing. We were shambles a lot of the time, with no shape to defense and no idea how to deal with their mass defense. The sending off further compounded matters as they used the spare man well. The three goals were shocking and really exposed us. If we had even a big of composure at the end we could have made them nervous, but some horrible options taken. I donít know what really you can say, it was that bad, we ended the game with our goal keeper chasing around their full back line trying to win back possession. At least he was trying

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 01, 2019, 07:17:45 PM »
did he play in 2002?? I thought he started in 2003 in the league

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Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: February 01, 2019, 12:19:53 AM »
look up Holland Hurls on Facebook

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: January 26, 2019, 11:45:01 PM »
Great win. Didnít look like it early in the second half when we went 5 down against the wind. Down got a bit of a spurt before half time and pushed the league to four. It flattered them i thought as we had a lot of possession but found it hard to break down their blanket defense. We were over cautious at times. The two changes at half time worked a dream especially Donie. He went centre forward and offered a fulcrum, Begley to wing back and Dillon back to the corner. Unlucky on campion as he picked up a soft yellow from a picky ref. Work rate went up and a few real standouts, donieís Point from play and a turnover on the sideline lifted the team. Went really direct with Donie, Evan and Murphy doing damage. Once we got a run on them they were vulnerable. Should have had more goals, if only Evan would lift his head at times and Paul hitting the crossbar. Begley went asleep for their goal but we powered through to the end.

Great team effort, which gives us a great start. Backs were ok. The mark caught them out a few times. Piggot looks like he will be centre back. Midfield worked hard, jol took a bit of abuse. Probably both two alike in that they sit deep, which could be the game plan. Sean Byrne very intelligent player. Like the look of him. Donie made a big difference, one big mark in particular. Boyle kicked three points and got on a lot of ball, very good passer. Murphy great second half, really showed well and one great catch over his head. Evan the star man and could have doubled his score. He could do anything with frees though. Looks in great form. Not Paul Kingstonís best night. Good to see Paul C finishing his goal after the miss.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: January 24, 2019, 09:37:50 PM »
Interesting team, would not have seen it from the matches I have seen. Must be a few injuries. Any word on who is still on the panel

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GAA Discussion / Re: Sigerson 2019
« on: January 21, 2019, 09:49:37 PM »
The DCU / Carlow game was literally a game of two halves. DCU started like a train were 1-6 to 0-1 up very quickly. they stretched out to 1-11 to 0-3 by half time. Carlow organised themselves at half time and completely dominated the second half. They dominated the midfield and the DCU forwards couldn't get space. Whether its a tactic or not but they fouled throughout the field and gave away a lot of scoring frees. I don't know whether they were missing many but I thought they would be better.

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: January 20, 2019, 09:30:52 PM »
i think they lost well to Kerry

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona OíByrne Cup 2019
« on: January 05, 2019, 09:12:48 PM »
It wasnít a bad game. Weather wasnít bad and the pitch was excellent. You definitely learn a bit about lads tonight. Wicklow pushed hard from the start and were very aggressive in the tackle. They certainly got leeway from the ref. Despite them been the better team they got two soft goals, especially the second one off the post. Evan was excellent in the first half. Completely different team in the second half and there lack of changes hit them as they ran out of steam. Super pass by donie to the brother for the first goal and a little Darby like nudge by Paul for the second got us over the line.

Keogh made a few excellent saves, Timmons was very good at full. Both corner backs were ok with campion having a great second half. Tried a load of half backs with buggie probably the best. Jol went off injured but we still him a partner for him. Tyrell is a bit raw but meaney wasnít to bad. Bar Evan and Paul Kingston the rest of the forwards worked hard without scoring. Donie kicked a few nice points when he was involved. Boyle will probably be the starting 11 as he is a very good passer. The panel is very big at the moment, it will be interesting to see who gets trimmed

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