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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 14, 2018, 04:15:26 PM »
Bad footballers just don't win 5 All Ireands and 2 All Stars. He mightn't be your classical player with all the silky skills but he wouldn't be part of the Dublin panel without being a very good footballer. If it was all about being an athlete, fecking David Gillick would have made it!!
My original point. Not worthy of FOTY and shouldn't have gotten in for that goal.
TBH, can't remember that goal for Boden but have a vague recollection of it being a decent finish. No?

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:26:23 PM »

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 14, 2018, 03:25:51 PM »
Bad footballers just don't win 5 All Ireands and 2 All Stars. He mightn't be your classical player with all the silky skills but he wouldn't be part of the Dublin panel without being a very good footballer. If it was all about being an athlete, fecking David Gillick would have made it!!

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club JFC/IFC 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 12:38:36 PM »
UPDATED

AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship 2018

Senior Champions – Kilkenny
Senior Football “B” Champions – Offaly
Intermediate Champions – Remaining 10 Counties

1.Shamrocks (Offaly) v Tinahely (Wicklow) 27.10.2018
2. Shamrocks (Offaly) v Ballinabranna (Carlow) 10.11.2018
3. Horeswood (Wexford) v Mullinavat (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
4. Horeswood (Wexford) v Rathcline (Longford) 10.11.2018
5. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Shandonagh (Westmeath) 27.10.2018
6. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Round Towers Lusk (Dublin) 10.11.2018
7. St Mochtas (Louth) v Longwood (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. St Mochtas (Louth) v Courtwood (Laois) 10.11.2018

 Semi-Finals     
9. Shamrocks (Offaly) v Horeswood (Wexford) 24.11.2018
10. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Courtwood (Laois) 24.11.2018

FINAL
9 v 10 8.12.2018


AIB Leinster Club Junior Football Championship 2018

Senior – Europe
Intermediate Champions – Kilkenny & Offaly
Intermediate Runners Up – Longford
Intermediate “A” Champions – Wexford
Junior Champions – Remaining Counties

1. Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Tullogher Rosbercon (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
3. Kilbeggan Shamrocks (Westmeath) v Young Irelands (Louth) 27.10.2018
4. Young Irelands (Louth) v Annanough (Laois) 10.11.2018
5. Kilcoole (Wicklow) v Milltown (Kildare) 27.10.2018
6. Milltown (Kildare) v Naomh Eoin (Carlow) 10.11.2018
7. St Brigids (Offaly) v St Vincent's (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. Amsterdam (Europe) v St Finian's (Newcastle) (Dublin) 27.10.2018 2.00pm Abbotstown
9. Q-F St Brigids (Offaly) v  St Finian's (Newcastle) (Dublin)10.11.2018

Semi-Finals
10. Tullogher Rosbercon (Kilkenny) v Young Irelands (Louth) 24.11.2018
11. Milltown (Kildare) v St Brigids (Offaly) 24.11.2018

FINAL
10 v 11.


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Laois / Re: Laois Divisional Championship
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:10:53 AM »
So, over the 4 games who really put their hand up for stepping up to senior panel? Any springers?
Only time will tell
Very helpful.

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Laois / Re: Fr Manning Cup 2018
« on: November 06, 2018, 11:10:03 AM »
This is the guts of next year's county minor football team.
For all we know, they may not be world beaters. But Jesus, Laoiseabu, let us have a bit of a chat about them at least without running the whole thing down. They are only kids aged 15 and 16.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 05, 2018, 01:54:16 PM »
Courtwood are a lovely side, but I would fear the heavier ground might not play to their players strengths. Annanough on the other hand might be built for this time of year. Time will tell.
That's not a bad theory at all. The forecast for the week is not great either.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 06:21:11 PM »
All three of our football representatives in Leinster are out next weekend.
Courtwood and Annanough are both away on Saturday to Louth teams.
And then Portlaoise are also away on Sunday to Moorefield.
Tough games I think. Could conceivably lose all three.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club JFC/IFC 2018
« on: October 28, 2018, 08:12:36 AM »
UPDATED

AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship 2018

Senior Champions – Kilkenny
Senior Football “B” Champions – Offaly
Intermediate Champions – Remaining 10 Counties

1.Shamrocks (Offaly) v Tinahely (Wicklow) 27.10.2018
2. Shamrocks (Offaly) v Ballinabranna (Carlow) 10.11.2018
3. Horeswood (Wexford) v Mullinavat (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
4. Horeswood (Wexford) v Rathcline (Longford) 10.11.2018
5. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Shandonagh (Westmeath) 27.10.2018
6. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Round Towers Lusk (Dublin) 10.11.2018
7. St Mochtas (Louth) v Longwood (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. St Mochtas (Louth) v Courtwood (Laois) 10.11.2018

 Semi-Finals     
9. 2 v 4. 24.11.2018
10. 6 v 8. 24.11.2018

FINAL
9 v 10 8.12.2018


AIB Leinster Club Junior Football Championship 2018

Senior – Europe
Intermediate Champions – Kilkenny & Offaly
Intermediate Runners Up – Longford
Intermediate “A” Champions – Wexford
Junior Champions – Remaining Counties

1. Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Tullogher Rosbercon (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
3. Kilbeggan Shamrocks (Westmeath) v Young Irelands (Louth) 27.10.2018
4. Young Irelands (Louth) v Annanough (Laois) 10.11.2018
5. Kilcoole (Wicklow) v Milltown (Kildare) 27.10.2018
6. Milltown (Kildare) v Naomh Eoin (Carlow) 10.11.2018
7. St Brigids (Offaly) v St Vincent's (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. Amsterdam (Europe) v St Finian's (Newcastle) (Dublin) 27.10.2018 2.00pm Abbotstown
9. Q-F St Brigids (Offaly) v  St Finian's (Newcastle) (Dublin)10.11.2018

Semi-Finals
10. 1 v 4. 24.11.2018
11. 6 v 9. 24.11.2018

FINAL
10 v 11.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Football Championship 2019
« on: October 26, 2018, 05:19:26 PM »
We'll be planning without Niall Donoher anyway. Big loss not just on the field but also for his presence around the dressing room and squad.
Presume Brendan Quigley is also unlikely to be back next year?
I think the 2003 and 2004 minors are down to Timmons and Begley now. Maybe Davy Conway too?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Leinster Club JFC/IFC 2018
« on: October 24, 2018, 10:57:11 AM »
UPDATED

AIB Leinster Club Intermediate Football Championship 2018

Senior Champions – Kilkenny
Senior Football “B” Champions – Offaly
Intermediate Champions – Remaining 10 Counties

1.Shamrocks (Offaly) v Tinahely (Wicklow) 27.10.2018
2. Q-F1. v Ballinabranna (Carlow) 10.11.2018
3. Horeswood (Wexford) v Mullinavat (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
4. 3. v Rathcline (Longford) 10.11.2018
5. Two Mile House (Kildare) v Shandonagh (Westmeath) 27.10.2018
6. 5. v Round Towers Lusk or Naomh Barrog (Dublin) 10.11.2018
7. St Mochtas (Louth) v Longwood (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. 7 v Courtwood (Laois) 10.11.2018

 Semi-Finals     
9. 2 v 4. 24.11.2018
10. 6 v 8. 24.11.2018

FINAL
9 v 10 8.12.2018


AIB Leinster Club Junior Football Championship 2018

Senior – Europe
Intermediate Champions – Kilkenny & Offaly
Intermediate Runners Up – Longford
Intermediate “A” Champions – Wexford
Junior Champions – Remaining Counties

1. Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Tullogher Rosbercon (Kilkenny) 27.10.2018
3. Kilbeggan Shamrocks (Westmeath) v Young Irelands (Louth) 27.10.2018
4. Q-F3 v Annanough (Laois) 10.11.2018
5. Kilcoole (Wicklow) v Milltown (Kildare) 27.10.2018
6. Q-F5 v Naomh Eoin (Carlow) 10.11.2018
7. St Brigids (Offaly) v St Vincent's (Meath) 27.10.2018
8. Amsterdam (Europe) v St Finian's (Newcastle) (Dublin) 27.10.2018 2.00pm Abbotstown
9. Q-F7 v 8.10.11.2018

Semi-Finals
10. 1 v 4. 24.11.2018
11. 6 v 9. 24.11.2018

FINAL
10 v 11.

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: October 21, 2018, 12:35:46 AM »
Not sure if this is the right thread for this but anyway.

There were 7 under 19 championship games down to be played today. 6 football and 1 hurling. How many were played? One.
O'Dempseys v Clonaslee St Manmans. 6 walkovers given. Most notably Portlaoise couldn't field a team to play Courtwood Emo. What the feck is going wrong in the town that this happened?

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Laois / Re: Laois Divisional Championship
« on: October 18, 2018, 10:17:32 AM »
simple way of reducing the championship from 16 to 12 teams. In Limerick they reduced their hurling championship from 16 to 12 in one year by dividing the 16 clubs in 4 groups of 4. The two team teams in each group progress to quarter finals. The bottom team in each group automatically relegated.

Unfortunately you are left in the position that the intermediate champions do not gain automatic promotion that year. If you wanted to give them promotion then you could have the 3rd place teams in the group play relegation semi-finals and relegation final with one team eventually losing out. 

If you were to go the whole hog (which I would do). Top eight teams progress to quarter finals and bottom eight teams relegated to intermediate.
Then for the start of the following year's championship (2020) I would then create my four regional sides meaning that their are 12 teams in the championship (8 individual clubs and 4 regional sides). Any club that is not playing at senior level, their players are eligible to play senior for their regional side (similar to kerry model). If a club is promoted to senior then those players are no longer eligible to play for the regional team. Therefore every club is playing individually at their right level and it will do away once and for all with some of these ridiculous amalgamations that we have e.g. crettyard/spink where some of the spink (in reality Ballinakill hurlers) players are kicking a football for the first time that year playing in a competitive championship match.

It's just a thought but it would really strengthen our championship and could be fully up and running by championship 2020.

 

Great post and it should  definitely be considered by the county board. Let’s hope they are reading 😉

Great point but I’d be surprised if county board bought into some common sense though.

The county board do not make those decisions. They can merely come with proposals. The clubs make the decision. Those idea(s) mentioned above are very good but it would mean a lot of clubs voting, in effect, to relegate themselves. I have yet to see a turkey vote for Christmas.
That's the point I made earlier in the thread. The 16 senior football clubs are never going to back a proposal that eight of them get relegated in one year.
There might be some chance of doing it on an incremental basis. Two or three down each year until the desired number is reached.

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Laois / Re: Laois Divisional Championship
« on: October 16, 2018, 03:33:39 PM »
Steven Miller makes a great point that a North Laois team could work in the Laois senior championship. As it stands Mountmellick, The Rock , Kilcavan, Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Castletown and other clubs predominantly hurling in nature could be viable and most competitive . I also believe a South Laois  team made up of Annanough , Park/Rathineska , Timahoe, Barrowhouse, Spink, The Harps etc could also work. I believe the two teams would be two great additions to the senior championship. The North Laois team would be very strong . I hope the legacy of this divisional competition is that these two divisional teams are introduced into the senior championship and that the gaels situation is abandoned . The county board should support both of theses teams and appoint managers like they have for these competitions

This sounds like a very good idea.

When push comes to shove I’m not so sure.

I’d have advocated a few area teams for a long time now but we already have 16 senior clubs in their own right.

Now, of course 16 is too many and adding another two to make it 18 would be crazy but the big problem is getting the 16 senior clubs (who are a powerful voting block) to back their own numbers being reduced.

I can’t imagine the last couple of intermediate champions, Emo and Courtwood being delighted with having to take on the whole north west of the county! Or some of the other senior teams who are constantly in the relegation battle such as Ballyfin or The Heath.

A complete overhaul is needed not throwing in two big area teams.

We’d be much better off having eight senior clubs and four decent area senior teams.

If for arguments sake the 8 senior clubs were Josephs, Portlaoise, Portarlington, O’Dempseys, Graigue, Ballyroan, Stradbally and Killeshin, it would leave the likes of Crettyard, Emo, Ballylinan and the two Arles teams available to be part of area teams.

Wouldn’t a Na Fianna team of Ballylinan, the two Arles teams, Crettyard and Barrowhouse be logical?

Then maybe Timahoe, Park Ratheniska, Annanough and The Heath.

Emo, The Rock, Courtwood, Mountmellick and Kilcavan.

Then a kind of “hurling area” team of Spink, Harps, Ballyfin, Rosenallis, Clonaslee, Slieve Bloom, Camross and all the other junior B and C clubs.


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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: October 15, 2018, 12:44:44 PM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe it’s true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.
Ah Don you're better than that.

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