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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: July 17, 2018, 05:21:49 PM »
Sean Moore is he in America

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 11:20:47 AM »
1. We’ve heard it all before several times. Does anyone else feel that there is always excessive negativity around the quality of Gaelic  football. There are always bad games in any sport, but the media, backed up by every disgruntled losing supporter gets the boot into Gaelic football every time we don’t have a 4:18 to 5:15 classic. There were some superb pieces of skill yesterday : evasion skills, goal and point finishing , superb tackling , fielding , kick outs . The GAA fails to promote this but instead tolerates negative portrayal of our games epitomised by Rourke, Brolly, Spillane , who are GAA equivalent of the 2 old boys on the balcony in the muppets. I worry about the influence and accessibility of Sky but Canavan and McGuinness excellence compared to RTE is like day and night.
2. The super 8s concept is beyond farcical and I can’t believe that this concept was passed by the vast majority of counties who have no chance of involvement, talk about turkeys voting for Christmas . Where do I start? 75% of counties not involved, built around an unfair provincial and qualifier structure, reinforcing inequalities , The negative PR of an empty Croke Park, Croke Park being Dublin’s “neutral” venue😂, possibility of dead rubber games, “keeping the score down as opposed to trying to win , potential safety issues around packed inadequate home venues , cumulative prices for punters particularly families, more exposure for the Naysayers led by the 3 muppets.
3. Time for a 2 tiered championship structure , Gradings on the basis of league status, revitalising the league, with an alternative route to latter stages via provincial championships.
4. More compact county season , with all teams extended involvement until the last 8. More county games, lower prices.
5. Distinct Club competitions with or without county players to allow club competitions to proceed without county players but then have loads of games with their county players back.
6. GAA payoff the 3 RTE muppets (only half joking) and insist on a more positive promotion of our national games by our national broadcaster

I love a good football match, at the moment we are getting some but not enough of them.  The super 8's actually has exposed further that their may be only 2 or 3 teams each year at an elite level and the rest are a long way behind.  But this happens in sport, but I don't think it can be denied that the last two weekends. In what was considered more competitive fare both weekends 3/4 matches were awful.  That's not a huge sample size and I am not saying we have to change things but surely we have to look at things that may improve the spectacle. 

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 10:02:50 AM »
Laois V Dublin
Kerry V Cork
Cork V Tyrone
Tyrone V Roscommon
All high scoring were they good games ?
The Super 8's is a positive in the GAA but 3 out of the 4 games were quite poor to watch this can't be a good thing.  I don't have the answer to improving the game but should we not be talking about it.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:53:24 AM »
There is nothing wrong with changing rules to promote attack, makes it more exciting and if they don't work you try something else.  I like good defense but the wider audience likes attack and it should be promoted.

A shot clock would be interesting after a while it would become instinctive to speed up your attack.  I don't know if it would work but nothing wrong with trying it.

GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Change Needed to Stop Puke Keep-Ball
« on: July 16, 2018, 09:45:19 AM »
If ye keep tweaking rules you end up with something very different from what you started with. The 'evolving game' is rubbish. Both the soccer and hurling yesterday were played largely the same as it was played 30 years ago. Gaelic football looks like another sport entirely. The problem is with the basics of the game. Put the foot back in the game and get rid of the handpass.

Soccer is very different from 30 years ago,  the tackle from behind was outlawed.  I remember hearing an interview with Maradona talking about the effect of rule changes have had the major one being tackle from behind allowed the good players to flourish. In the 70's lads were trying to maim the flair players.  The Goalie was allowed to pick up the ball on a pass back from their own team, are you too young to remember the 1990 world cup, Ireland's tactic pass it back to Packie who hoofed it up front.  Ireland v Holland excitment personified NOT.

The theory on giving youth its chance just backfired on Kerry. It’ll be interesting to see their team next week.

Did it ?  Clifford was Kerry’s best player. I think this will stand to Kerry over the next couple of years though I think Fitzmaurice will be well gone.  His quite poor really.

Laois / Re: Parish/Club Eligibility Rules etc.
« on: July 14, 2018, 03:03:23 PM »
Private Message me if you want any help.

Laois / Re: Parish/Club Eligibility Rules etc.
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:50:40 PM »
Ballyroan are been used for explanation purposes. 

Laois / Re: Parish/Club Eligibility Rules etc.
« on: July 14, 2018, 01:44:13 PM »
Yes , you could play football with Ballyroan as we have no hurling you can get permission to play with hurling with Rathdowney but you could not do the other way round as Rathdowney has a football team.  Ballyroan does not offer hurling.  Abbeyleix  do but they are a separate club.

Please note permission can only be given early in the year as are transfers within county.  An inter county transfer can be done anytime so if your doing above you transfer to Ballyroan now from your Dublin Club and then seek permission from Ballyroan and county board to hurl with your home club.

Please remember to do this the club must be exclusively one code or the other.

In the above example you would be a Ballyroan Club Member playing hurling with Rathdowney.  I would also speak to secretary of club you want to do this with. 

Laois / Re: Parish/Club Eligibility Rules etc.
« on: July 13, 2018, 07:13:22 PM »
Yep but you could transfer to an exclusive football club and then get permission to hurl with your local club.  I.E Say transfer to Portarlington and get permission to hurl with the Harps.  But you could not transfer to the Harps and kick football with Portarlington as the Harps have a football team. 

Saunders with Portlaoise is meant to be very good, have never seen him myself.   

Laois / Re: Parish/Club Eligibility Rules etc.
« on: July 13, 2018, 11:55:48 AM »

I don't understand what 3 years registered with Dublin Club pertains too, anyway you are eligible for an Inter County Transfer thus you could theoretically be playing football or hurling wherever you want in Laois in 10 days.  If your home club or the club where you have an address is a dual club unfortunately you will have to play both codes for that club.  There are ways round this however.  But there is nothing precluding you from transferring straight away. 

Are we in a masters championship next season ?

Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: July 11, 2018, 10:20:34 PM »
I  wouldn’t write off our Juniors this year

I have no argument with Donie starting every day.  I thought Paul Kingston and Evan O Carroll had a good year.  It was nice to see Evan getting on with playing football rather than play acting.  Fitness has improved, but is this not a basic requirement of any inter county squad ? Sad indictment on what went before. I hope Sugrue stays on, hopefully we have an upward trajectory from here on.  I never want to see the farce that went on in the last five years again.  So can someone start club championship thread.

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