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Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: August 04, 2020, 11:21:15 AM »
Is that two games wiped next weekend?
In all seriousness, you'd really wonder at the wisdom of any games going ahead.
I've heard a chap got tested on Friday for Covid, went on and hurled championship with his club on Sunday and got a positive result yesterday.
Huge contacts and transmission levels out there.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: July 09, 2020, 05:31:23 PM »

1. The relegation of one of Arles clubs - Just so I can sneer a good old-fashioned I told you so in their direction, to be honest. I have no time for their small-minded, parish loyalties trump what's good for our players and county mentality. Ideally both clubs would suffer the trapdoor fate but, as this unfortunately an impossibility, I'd still smugly settle to see one go (preferably Killeen).......

This is nothing personal.

It doesn't come across as "nothing personal"!!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: July 08, 2020, 09:25:52 AM »
One man we wonít see in the championship according to this:

Big loss for Portlaoise

He is indeed. I believe there are a lot of players not playing this year. A combination of Covid fears and the short campaign not being attractive in the main.

Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:31:07 PM »
There was an item on RTE Six One Sports News this evening on O'Moore Park - the loss of business to locality and Co Board due to the lockdown.

No mention of maintenance work on pitch unlike a similar piece on RTE recently showing groundsmen manicuring Nowlan Park in Kilkenny to the nines.

Just wondering if any remedial work has been done on O'Moore Park pitch which was in a bad state prior to lockdown.
I believe it's in great nick. Or should that be "serious nick"!

Laois / Re: Official Laois County Board Website
« on: June 24, 2020, 12:29:05 PM »
the two way fawning over anyone who engages with them is childlike.
Reply to a few tweets, mention them in a few of your own, and suddenly you are a celebrity and will be mentioned non stop.
Nail on the head.
Look, it's a good service. The matchday blogs are excellent. But some of the other stuff is a bit cringey. And it might be just me but (if you're reading this lads!) you really overuse the word "serious"!
Serious style. Serious craic. Serious excitement.  ;)

Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: June 04, 2020, 05:33:39 PM »
Four weeks training for a knockout club championship?
I know these are exceptional times but that's a fierce slap in the face for club players. I would argue that inter county (2-3% of the players) should start first. I've heard Woolly make the same point on his podcast.

Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: May 28, 2020, 09:53:56 AM »
Anyone want to have a go at the Laois 'Mount Rushmore' which Off the Ball are doing for every county.

Pat Critchley, Ann Keenan Buckley, Tony Byrne - footballer played for Ireland and had a career at Millwall and Southampton, TJ Doheny.
I think Zack might make it. He has had a super career at the top level of his sport.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: May 13, 2020, 10:06:19 AM »
So, hereís my guess at what might happen.

In mid-July, clubs may be allowed to recommence collective training. Unfortunately, unless thereís absolutely no danger of anyone contracting or spreading the virus at that point in time, not every player will be in a position to return to training. Iím aware of at least three lads in one senior football club who are adamant that they wonít be returning to collective training anytime soon (or any other social contact) because of underlying conditions in their family unit (children, parents or partners).

So, following on from that, can a club championship begin in August or even September, with some or many teams affected by certain players being unavailable? My guess is no. I think that leagues might actually be the method of getting hurling and football recommenced.

Leagues arenít as important as championships and clubs have always played them without all their players. I think everyone would love to see games recommencing as soon as itís safe and there would be great delight in clubs meeting again and hosting one another in a less than fully competitive environment.

Hope all of you are keeping well and getting through. The best summary of it I saw was some random post on social media from a young lad recently along the lines of "God, wouldn't ya love to be down in the field on an evening like this driving a whole pile of shots wide in the warm up for training!"

Laois / Re: Laois senior football memories
« on: March 26, 2020, 10:33:34 AM »
Byron (courtwood), Higgins (st Josephs), Timmons (Graigue), Healy (Portlaoise), Rooney(Clonaslee), Lalor (Heath), McMahon (Ballyroan), maher (stradbally), Clancy (Timahoe), ross (Kilcruise), Hughie (Port), Lowry (Killeshin), Leo Turley (O Dempseys), O Carroll (Crettyard), Beano (Killeen)
Mick Lawlor surely? No?

Laois / Re: Laois senior football memories
« on: March 24, 2020, 12:00:42 AM »

1 - Best memory supporting the footballers - Leinster final 2003
2 - Favourite match - Qualifier win over Tyrone in I think 2006
3 - Favourite player pre 2000, post 2000 (for the older lads) - Tom Prendergast, Ian Fitzgerald (and no I'm not a Portlaoise man!)
4 - Best score/favourite - Ian Fitzgeralds last point against Kildare in 03 final.
5 - Best individual display in a match - Must agree, Hughie against Derry
6 - Match with best atmosphere - possibly the Carlow refixture the year of the two games.
7 - Most impressive victory - giving Kildare a hiding in Croker in 2004 or 2005 not sure which year
8 - Favourite county ground - Newbridge😄 Ah no, Killarney. It's spectacular on a fine day
9- Most disappointing memory ( you can rank them) 2004 Leinster final closely followed by losing to Louth after beating Meath in Navan. Aughrim 86 still hurts too.
10 - Worst refereeing decision against us - Ian Robertson pick up for point and replay in 1999

Laois / Re: #doitfordan
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:52:54 PM »
A great gesture by Bracknagh Gaa club after playing Courtwood.

Will stick a few bob into it later.

Would you care to elaborate or is it a secret.. :)
It's a post on social media. They played a challenge game last week and apparently the Bracknagh team and management did an impromptu collection for the fund.

Fantastic response so far and I hope the coronavirus restrictions don't impact too much on the planned fundraising events.
I heard the Laois 2003 minor team might be getting together again for a game which would be great to see!

Laois / Re: Official Laois County Board Website
« on: March 12, 2020, 05:48:57 PM »
We got dismissed in the last two podcasts on Laois Today, but I'm happier to read the opinions of some posters on here, who I consider to be very good judges.
Ah sure the LT lads know it all!

Laois / Re: Leinster U20 Football Championship 2020
« on: March 07, 2020, 08:40:29 AM »
We got an awful hiding on our own kickouts. I honestly don't think you can blame anyone solely. Once Dublin pressed, we just couldn't get any possessions off our own restarts. You can't blame the keeper - he tried a number of various kicks. The two midfielders were as honest as they come but not as strong as their markers. The backs moved around as much as they could to offer options. Management made switches.
Sometimes you're just beaten ends up by a better bunch of players.

Laois / Re: Allianz Hurling League 2020
« on: March 02, 2020, 11:39:46 AM »
Where have you been for the last 24 hours?! There's no relegation from Joe McDonagh this year. And, yes - Kilkenny without their Ballyhale players.
Eoin Cody is Ballyhale, isn't he? And Darren Mullen.

Laois / Re: New Managers 2020
« on: February 28, 2020, 10:38:10 PM »
Kevin Fitzpatrick to manage Portlaoise senior football team.

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