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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 13, 2020, 07:09:27 PM »
I could put together a list of 15 people that I would want front and centre in the supporters club and I would be confident that everyone on here would have at least 10 of them on their shortlist

Fair enough but would they want to do it? It's easy to say X or Y would be a great lad to get on board but a lot of people are happy enough not to be involved.

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: November 09, 2020, 04:51:43 PM »
We simply have to set up defensively. I presume we have Lillis back and also agree O'Flynn should start. He brings a lot of energy. O'Sullivan might be another defensive guy we could play as a wing forward.

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 08, 2020, 10:01:58 PM »
Yes, it's a test for the CB, but I get the impression Cheddar looked for a bit of backing from the and didn't get it either, so there's the precedent.
Precedent on the football side too with Sugrue. And to be fair to him, his "wish list" wasn't exorbitant.

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: November 08, 2020, 05:46:39 PM »
I'd imagine the finances aren't wonderful. There was a cost involved in upgrading the lights in OMP. They probably still have a reasonable debt to be paid off in the COE. It's probably a thankless job saying no to county managers but someone has to.

Laois / Re: Laois - Bits & Pieces
« on: October 25, 2020, 08:31:01 PM »
No luck for Zack down under this morning. Was a very poor game to watch I thought.

I saw a lad from Emo saying "Great result" on social media after the game! Still sick about 2015 I suppose😂

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 18, 2020, 10:38:09 AM »
The stream was just so brutal I couldn't figure out who was supposed to be picking up Heslin before Piggot. Anyone know? Was it Buggie?

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: October 09, 2020, 11:39:27 AM »
Major extremes there HF, and while I donít agree with what you are saying, looking back I donít see why we had full one code only weeks given the year that was in it.
Some sort of rolling schedule where teams played every 10 days or so (with at least one midweek fixture) surely should have been looked at.
Maybe itís all easy say in retrospect.
I donít get the connection you are trying to make between the format and playerís commitment levels? Surely the football format (where you have no idea who you are facing in the next round and must win to activate a safety net) is better than a group format where you know 3 months in advance which games will be tough & which will be less of a battle?

You've seen league football in Laois, right? It's like watching pub league soccer imo. You just have to be playing a couple of rounds of Championship football in April/May. How else can lads be expected to take their sport seriously? Listen don't get me wrong. I love our format and all debating aside, I think it's perfect for amateur sport. But I also have no doubt that it's a major contributor to our declining standards.

I get your frustration but "a couple of rounds of championship in April/May"? Seriously? That's like the set up was 25 years ago when I was playing. A championship game in April, maybe another in May (colleges exams time remember). And then back to the league or challenge games for June, July, maybe August if Laois get a run going! Managers don't want to have to get lads match primed for two different sets of games three months apart. Next door in Offaly they play championship games in April and there's nothing only giving out about it. I'm not saying I have the answer but I don't think a split season for championship is practical.

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Hurling Championship 2020
« on: October 06, 2020, 01:07:46 PM »
I know. There was no stopping the Dublin games when they were 'lock-down', was there?

This is a very good point. I know the situation is unprecedented but this kind of thing is very hard to take when there are inconsistencies like the ones you've mentioned above.
The scenes from around the country at the weekend were a disgrace. GAA HQ had to act if they wanted to maintain any semblance of credibility. It looked like there was at least 400 in the stand at one match which showed a blatant disregard for the rules.   

Completely agree. There must have been 500 at the Meath football final. And then the Blackrock parade didn't help at all. Some people just have to take a mile when they're given an inch.

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« on: October 06, 2020, 01:05:50 PM »
Super win for Clonaslee. Well deserved. I though Evan O'Carroll would drag Cretty though but they really missed James Brennan and Ciaran Burke was obviously not fully fit. Should Laois be looking at Niall Corbett as an outfield player? He was excellent.

As is being said, Clonaslee are well capable of competing well in the senior next year. The only issue is the same one facing Rosenallis and trying to juggle both codes with a lot of dual players.

As for Cretty, they should be well set to win next year's intermediate. Not much consolation to them this week. I think only Mountmellick (who should have Eoin George back next year) will be a threat.

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 03, 2020, 11:24:38 PM »
Certainly down one after Jim O'Connor had a bad knee injury last night in minor final.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: October 03, 2020, 12:03:56 PM »
Arles have a decent amount of young lads in the 12 to 14 age bracket at the moment with a few more younger still. Basically the next generation. Sons of current and former players so it's be a while before any of them are making an impact at senior.

The underage group are doing well though so the signs are not bad. The life of a small rural club.

At least this team went the whole way and can look back at the senior win as well as their final appearances against an all powerful Portlaoise team. With a bit of luck they might have won another one. Plenty of teams in Laois who haven't managed that.
Good to hear Arles have a few young lads coming through. It's been too long since they produced a decent crop. I'm sure there are a few young Conways and Walls!
And you're right. They will always have 2003 which a lot of other clubs don't.

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« on: October 02, 2020, 11:01:32 AM »
As predicted a Crettyard v Clonaslee final. Cretty must be favourites but they will have to earn it against Clonaslee. I'm predicting a close, low scoring game with at least one red card and Cretty scraping through with an Evan O'Carroll goal!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: October 02, 2020, 10:58:03 AM »
Streamed it last night too.

Father Time eventually just got to Arles. It wasn't in their legs anymore. They gave it everything but the bit of luck possibly went with Courtwood on the night.

Feel for lads like Chris, JP, Ross, Davy and Digger. Have given a lot to club and county for a long time. Hard to see them bounce back quickly but one thing I'd say is never write them off.

Don't know what to make of Courtwood. Missing a lot of players to be fair. 6 to 8 starters apparently. Hope they can get some of them back for next year and build on the crop of young lads they seem to have. Donoher was outstanding. Absolutely ran the show. Still a class act at 34.

Laois / Re: Laois Club SHC 2020
« on: September 12, 2020, 06:34:00 PM »
Are we not able to get a couple of decent knowledgeable hurling men to do a bit of commentating & bring a little bit of life, surely someone that can know names, describe set up, understand what teams are trying to do, & know the hurling clubs / scene ?? 🙄
Who's doing it Ogie? The quality on the football side is very mixed. Some good, some terrible.

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2020
« on: September 09, 2020, 09:21:18 AM »
Just a few questions. Rosenallis won this last year with a very youthful fast team. They look like they will stay up too. Did they generally compete in A or B football underage up along? I know some of their hurling teams more than hold their own in A but what about football? Were they generally strong B teams on their own?
Strong B teams on their own mostly. Might have been in A from time to time but mostly B. And also still have a bit of work to do to stay up!

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