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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 15, 2019, 05:57:43 PM »
Paudie Maher will no doubt get his posthumously.
Underrated post!! :)

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:13:18 PM »
Any figure on ticket sales from Laois yet? There's people going up the football end of the county that were never at a hurling match in their lives! Great to see.

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Laois / Re: 2019 U20 Football Development League
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:06:45 PM »
Will the team be unchanged for the final? The easy option is to leave a winning team alone but I would bring in either Owens or Niall Dunne or maybe both in the attack for Doran and McCormack. But I doubt that will happen.
On another note I believe 9 of the first 17 used Tuesday night are underage again next year. Great prospects for next year already.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 09, 2019, 10:41:12 AM »
I know Slieve Margy was let wilt, but I think this was down to a club struggling for numbers and hoping to cream off a few players from the area, which is understandable.
Hardly right to pass off what happened to Slieve Margy as "understandable". They put a good bit of work in at underage only to see their best products being poached. Hard to blame them for packing it in.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:21:23 AM »
Because he seems to have a similar attitude to football,  we will all have to live together.  Biggest problem Laois GAA has is non participation not which sport they pick.  If every child in Laois played sport that would be far better than trying to one up each other.

The biggest problem is whole swathes of laois clubs not allowing hurling in their gates.

Start with that,the non participation in hurling
I'm not sure "not allowing hurling in their gates" is entirely fair or accurate. Not in all cases anyway.
For sure, there's not much interest in hurling in big parts of Laois but the same applies to football in big parts of the county too.
Look, we all know that the hurling clubs put out a football team but it doesn't equate to encouraging football.
Cyril Duggan was principal in Emo school there for a number of years and did his best to get hurling going and a few lads stuck with it and now hurl with Mountmellick.
Anyone from Stradbally or The Heath could play with Park Ratheniska. Anyone from Crettyard or Killeshin or Joseph's could play with Ballypickas or Ballinakill.


Remarkable comment

the so called hurling clubs have football teams,give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes and play games every second week and this "does'nt equate to encouraging football"!!!!!

Well I look forward to the day when the football clubs in the county do similar for hurling

and then in the same breath you suggest driving kids out of their home clubs to clubs 20/30mins away, from their existing clubs if they want to play hurling

Remarkable just remarkable.

So you're telling me that Camross, Rathdowney, Ballacolla and so on "give similar time at juvenile level to coaching and player development to both codes"?
I could say that St Paul's do the same with our under 11 and under 13 hurling teams but I'm not going to.
And what 30 minute drive did I suggest? Would it be as far as when Rob Jones kicked football with Timahoe? Or Brendan and Ger Reddin with Mountmellick? Darren Maher with Annanough?
I'm not convinced that putting out juvenile teams up to maybe under 15 and having a junior B or c team too is really "encouraging football".

Well Camross,Rathdowney,Ballacolla are doing more to develop football within their clubs  than any number of football clubs are doing to develop hurling.

That’s the bottom line
No one in Camross gives a flying f**k about football. And everyone knows that. I've seen it with my own eyes. It's a complete laugh to them. And you can say the same about plenty of other clubs west of Portlaoise. Just the same as no-one in Arles or Stradbally has the slightest interest in hurling.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:52:06 PM »
Is PJ Scully still involved?

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Laois / Re: 2019 ACFL Division 1A
« on: July 08, 2019, 10:46:49 PM »
Why can't they leave the leagues alone? Every couple of years someone decides to f**k around with the format of it.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:08:24 PM »
What an outstanding win that was. Brilliant in every detail. Despite Dublin coming back at us we responded with key scores, ones that steadied an already steady ship. Nobody lost the head yesterday, on the field, on the line and in the crowd. There was a steely composure right through the game backed up by brilliant tactics and outstanding skill. Brilliant.

Now is the time for the Laois hurling people to grasp the chance. Get hurling people involved in the key positions on what is essentially Laois county football board. Get rid of the officials who despise hurling, especially the one bitter little p***k who spent yesterday evening giving out about how much the hurlers success is costing. Drive it on in the schools and development squads. This is a great time for Laois hurling. Build, build, build.

Absolutely. I firmly believe there is no great desire in the "corridors of power" for Laois hurling to rise. There was a very sneaky move last year to "split the vote" in the hurling area and virtually rule a hurling man out of contention. And a "hurling man" was central to the "plot".
Wasn't that the year before last?
I haven't a clue who the bitter person you refer to is but it's shocking to think that someone of that mentality is in such a position.
I suppose it's up to hurling clubs and hurling people to put names forward for these posts. In the past, Liam O'Neill and Brian Allen were chairmen from hurling clubs so it can be done.
Tom Clear, the vice chairman, seems to be the only hurling club person of any significance on the board although the chairman is from a dual club.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:35:04 PM »
There's as much chance of me playing for Laois next year as Zack Touhy. And Conor Meredith has made it 100% clear that a bit of club football is as much as he wants.
Cahir, Mark and Colm are all going to be 34 or 35 next year.
The future is lads like Diarmuid Whelan, O'Flynn, Tyrell, Barry and maybe lads a little older like Hitchcock (who I really like) and maybe Keane of The Heath.

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Laois / Re: 2019 U20 Football Development League
« on: July 03, 2019, 09:24:40 AM »
I saw some reference to the semi final being in Portlaoise. Let's hope it's a good source.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:48:53 PM »
Totally depends which Cork team turn up.

The way they played against an admittedly lethargic Kerry team in the Munster final would be a cause for concern but they can be absolutely terrible at times.

They’ll definitely be delighted with the draw themselves and a shot at the Super 8’s.

On our team, it would be great if Begley or Timmons became available. I think Scully must start and Evan might edge Ross out next day. Where was Boyle Saturday? Went from starting v Derry to outside the 26. Injured?

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 01, 2019, 05:46:19 PM »
RTE are only showing one game on Sunday, Meath v Clare. Don't see why they couldn't show Laois v Dublin as well as they'll have the cameras there anyway.
Just no agreement in place to show it. Simple as that. They have to stick to their agreements as far as I know.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 01, 2019, 02:59:17 PM »
Confirmed for 4.15 p.m. next Sunday in Portlaoise.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 01, 2019, 11:52:53 AM »
Are we guaranteed home advantage in this game? That would be fantastic.

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