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Great win for Robbie Cannon in Irish Close today

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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« on: July 10, 2018, 10:21:02 AM »
 I saw a few minutes of this on TG4 last night, WTF is going on ?

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Is this accurate:
 Each team will have a home game, an away game and a game at Croke Park. The first group will contain the Munster champions, Connacht champions, Ulster runner-up (or qualifier team that beats them in Round four), Leinster runner-up (or qualifier team that beats them in round four). The second group will be made up of the Ulster champions, Leinster champions, Munster runner-up (or qualifier team that beats them in Round four), Connacht runner-up (or qualifier team that beats them in round four).

So Laois (or their victors will be in with Kerry, Galway & Fermanagh or their victors). The thoughts of getting to Super 8s is exciting even though Laois are probably a year off being at their best development wise under current management. Kerry and Galway would beat us badly I think and while we would do ok against Fermanagh, I don't think Fermanagh would beat many of the qualifiers, a bit like ourselves. I think it would be best for Laois not to draw Armagh, Im not saying we would definitely beat them but we certainly could. Better to get a Kildare, Tyrone or Monaghan and see where we stand after the Dublin game. If they can beat anyr of those then they deserve a place in SUper 8s without a doubt.

Anyone but Kildare, we beat Armagh twice in 2016 probably not at their best at the time but would give us a good idea where we are.
On the other hand big hammering from any of the other 3 would tell us nothing.

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Id give them some chance against the winners of Armagh and Clare and that would be a good measure of how far weve come and of the others IMO no chance
Hard to disagree. A lot depends on how we bounce back from Sunday. They're in the gym tonight, and out tomorrow night. I'd love a crack off either of the above two. Failing that, its a descending scale of Mayo-Tyrone-Monaghan, depending on venues, most likely Croke Park double headers inevitably.

As I have said before, we will not be drawn against the winners of Armagh and Clare. The GAA do not want us playIng in the Super 8s. They will draw us out against Mayo or Tyrone. FACT!!

Something that might happen in the future can not be fact, I like yourself have my suspicions.
I thought all along we were going to draw Kildare which cant still be ruled out I suppose.
Clare and Armagh are near our level,we performed poorly again Clare recently and for that reason it would give us some measure of how much we have come on.
I for one would not be looking forward to meeting Kerry in Portlaoise or anywhere else. Dublin at least had the decency to pull up when the game was won, no pulling up with them hungry f*****s.

Just in bucken case I hope to be wrong on the Kildare prediction 😯

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Delighted, the GAA would be very happy to have Dublin and Kerry and Kilkenny and Tipp in the AF every year because they dont give two squirts of pucks p**s about any other county.

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Some people are awful bitter on here. From close to the border myself , I never like to see Kildare doin well but this time they are in the right and the GAA should follow it's own rules. They need to take a stand here or only the chosen few will actually get home games come the Super 8's.

Yes using the GAAs criteria all Dublins super 8 games will have to be played in CP, which is what the want of course.

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Id give them some chance against the winners of Armagh and Clare and that would be a good measure of how far weve come and of the others IMO no chance
Hard to disagree. A lot depends on how we bounce back from Sunday. They're in the gym tonight, and out tomorrow night. I'd love a crack off either of the above two. Failing that, its a descending scale of Mayo-Tyrone-Monaghan, depending on venues, most likely Croke Park double headers inevitably.

I watched Meath v Tyrone and  thought Tyrone were very lucky to get out with a win.  Themselves and Monaghan are above Laois in terms of development but I think Ulster football is in decline. Their is no doubt that Laois will be the team everyone wants to get in the next round however. A team from Div 4 who don't play a blanket defence and just shipped a hammering. I thought Laois showed sparks of progress in the first half against Dublin, hopefully they can give a better account of themselves in the qualifiers.

Will Armagh want to draw us

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Id give them some chance against the winners of Armagh and Clare and that would be a good measure of how far weve come and of the others IMO no chance
Hard to disagree. A lot depends on how we bounce back from Sunday. They're in the gym tonight, and out tomorrow night. I'd love a crack off either of the above two. Failing that, its a descending scale of Mayo-Tyrone-Monaghan, depending on venues, most likely Croke Park double headers inevitably.

As I have said before, we will not be drawn against the winners of Armagh and Clare. The GAA do not want us playIng in the Super 8s. They will draw us out against Mayo or Tyrone. FACT!!

Something that might happen in the future can not be fact, I like yourself have my suspicions.
I thought all along we were going to draw Kildare which cant still be ruled out I suppose.
Clare and Armagh are near our level,we performed poorly again Clare recently and for that reason it would give us some measure of how much we have come on.
I for one would not be looking forward to meeting Kerry in Portlaoise or anywhere else. Dublin at least had the decency to pull up when the game was won, no pulling up with them hungry f*****s.

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Id give them some chance against the winners of Armagh and Clare and that would be a good measure of how far weve come and of the others IMO no chance

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As far as I know it's 2 groups of 4 with top two in each group going to semi finals.

That's correct, each team gets a home game an away game and a game in CP  so they'll probable use the the 14 and 15 of july for big CP games.

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There was a rule brought in where beaten provincial finalists get two weeks. No quarter finaln anyhow as you're a the 'Super 8' stage then. 4 provincial winners plus 4 qualifiers.

Do the top 4 go into the semi's   ??
 I'm looking at the premium ticket schedule ( provisional ) and the AQF's are listed for the 14th and 15th of July. 

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Beat Carlow, lose to Dublin and one win in the qualifiers will get us into the Super 8s. Would only have dreamed about this at the start of the year. Well done all concerned.
Any word on Paul Cahillane...

Just looking at the fixtures there.
Leinster final on 24th June and the AQF's  on 14/15 July some 3 weeks later.
 Looks like the beaten finalist will be out again the following week would that be correct, if so imo reaching the LF against Dublin wouldn't be much of a bargain.

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Another good win and a big score 4 goals ??  although id say  Paul was marginally offside for the first  ;D
seriously  wtf were  Westmeath  at.

Carlow have definitely come on a lot since the div. 4 final we'll earn it against them this time.

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As for defensively we are a shambles. Can't see us keeping out enough of scores to beat Westmeath. Luke Loughlin, John Heslin, Kieran Martin, Callum McCormack and Ger Egan will all score at ease I feel. But you have to credit the heart shown yesterday.

Great to hear that sort of positivity, is there any point in playing the next game at all...... jees..

I would guess you weren't at the game on saturday. if you were you would have seen that when we throw off the shackles and believe in our ability we can be as good as most teams out there.
Supporting your team is about more than seeing them winning while playing the perfect game, it's also about recognising the attitude and pride your team has. Laois showed that they have all those qualities on saturday.

Can you tell me any team in the last 10 years came back from a half time scoreline like that away from home in a championship game and went on to win??
We should be praising them from the rooftops for what they did, most teams would have thrown in the towel and got out of there as quickly as possible. I have no doubt they will put it up to Westmeath and I think we could well beat them going on what I saw on saturday. Sure we made some errors and we were far from perfect but the football we played in the second half and in extra time was far better than what was dished up in Connaught today.

Exactly.
I struggle to remember us coming from behind at have time ever,  were we behind Offaly  at HT  in 2003  ???

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Well take that.
Great win.

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