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Laois / Re: Football Club Managers 2019
« on: November 20, 2018, 05:49:12 PM »
Niall Carew thatís a lot of lotto tickets 😂😂😂

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General discussion / Re: The IRISH RUGBY thread
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:59:49 PM »
Not to take down the general chest beating tone,  as world ranking points go on Monday we are still the second best team in the world.  But on the positive I donít think I have ever seen an Irish team as competitive with an All Blacks team  through an entire game.

A couple of things from the GAAís point of view,  is the growth of Rugby a good thing I think not.  The vast majority will never succeed but a high proportion of elite athletes will.  They may not play for Leinster and Munster but they will be picked up by lower level English Clubs.  Gaelic Football and Rugby would require many of the same attributes.

Are we the biggest bandwagon nation in the world ?  Is it a bad thing just a question.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 13, 2018, 05:36:11 PM »
Why no love for MDMA caused some havoc when he came on in this years All Ireland.  I like him personally breaks up play, drags defenders good positional sense.  He offers something different,  you donít win 5 All Irelandís being a mug.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 13, 2018, 11:21:35 AM »
Vincentís was the worst, if they had an ounce of cynicism they would have won that.  There is a softness to Portlaoise in tight games, this maybe my perception.  But you have Brigid's Leinster Final, Vincentís Leinster Final, Moorefield, Ballyboden and Kilmacud all games Portlaoise should have won.  I donít think Portlaoiseís talent is in question but there is the aura of flat track bullyís.  They will have to shed this to kick on to the next level.  This could possibly be coming from the way they go through our championship the lack of tight games.  It was nice to see them on Sunday overcoming that in a small way.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 12, 2018, 09:35:11 AM »
My rule of thumb is oppose Portlaoise within Laois, but once they leave the county boundaries become a supporter.  Unfortunately I was not there yesterday but if previous years are anything to go by Portlaoise's support was probably matched or equaled from those outside Portlaoise as has been the case in previous years.  Personally I think Portlaoise will win Leinster but will find it difficult against the giants of club football Crokes & Corofin they look well ahead of the rest.

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Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football Championship 2018
« on: November 04, 2018, 07:30:29 PM »
Portlaoise wonít lose, Courtwood are pretty decent intermediate champions.  I have no idea on Annanough.

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:47:16 AM »
What is wrong with U17 ? Itís the same competition albeit a year younger.  It takes the vast majority of leaving cert students away from a competitive years football.  The U19 was in theory going to be used to pick county U20 panel so logic was ok.  The fault lies with clubs, we will see what Portlaoise turn up with on Monday for our game but we are ready to go.  I personally think the battle with numbers is being lost far younger in this county.  We have to get back to winning over the 14-16 year olds to playing GAA.  They are being pulled every way and being showed unrealistic promises with soccer and rugby.  Itís ridiculous the chances of playing professionally are well flagged by 13/14 but yet we have parents believing this nonsense.  Your chances of playing County Football and Hurling are a lot greater than other sports and can be leveraged to your professional advantage aka Ciaran Lillis or Joe Canning.  Our problem is not age grades itís player numbers.

Have you lost many players completely to soccer/rugby,say in the past 5 years?

Yes and they tend to be good ones, not many but we are rural so our retention is high, but we all know Portarlington, Portlaoise and Graigue are struggling. 

Can I also mention XBoxes and PlayStation as genuinely being a real problem, parents are time poor but they need to realize that we have to have balance in life and sport plays itís part.

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: October 26, 2018, 10:20:50 AM »
What is wrong with U17 ? Itís the same competition albeit a year younger.  It takes the vast majority of leaving cert students away from a competitive years football.  The U19 was in theory going to be used to pick county U20 panel so logic was ok.  The fault lies with clubs, we will see what Portlaoise turn up with on Monday for our game but we are ready to go.  I personally think the battle with numbers is being lost far younger in this county.  We have to get back to winning over the 14-16 year olds to playing GAA.  They are being pulled every way and being showed unrealistic promises with soccer and rugby.  Itís ridiculous the chances of playing professionally are well flagged by 13/14 but yet we have parents believing this nonsense.  Your chances of playing County Football and Hurling are a lot greater than other sports and can be leveraged to your professional advantage aka Ciaran Lillis or Joe Canning.  Our problem is not age grades itís player numbers.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 25, 2018, 11:51:17 AM »
Under this proposal I can see no reason why a Ballinakill player cannot now play with BallyroanAbbey, if there was an amalgamation.  It may be an unintended consequence as an amalgamation would straddle two parishes.  Note the Ballinakill player would have the option to go to Spink or Ballyroanabbey likewise in the opposite direction.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: October 15, 2018, 10:34:23 AM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.

Jesus that is some begrudgary the day after a county final.

Itís points to an age old problem in Laois first impressions are fact,  this year Ricky got himself in super shape worked hard and shoved it down everyoneís throat.  Actually a lot more the type of personality in Laois that we should be looking for.  I donít know him from Adam but he should be proud of himself this year and is an example to every young player out there. Nothing like getting rewarded for hard work.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:53:52 PM »
I think Ricky had a right year, It's hard to judge a team when essentially they are playing the scoreboard.  I think Portlaoise played poorly and probably should have won easier they seemed to play in patches we shall see how they go by the end of the year.

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Laois / Re: Laois Divisional Championship
« on: October 14, 2018, 09:10:09 AM »
I think the fact everyone showed up is the big positive here, they all want to make the Laois panel which is huge.  Credit where credit is due to Sugrue, managements  , the County Board, players & supporters for getting behind it.  It definitely has possibilityís, a scoreboard would be a huge help in the Center of Excellence.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 11, 2018, 04:27:28 PM »
Quality piece of journalism.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: October 09, 2018, 11:56:16 AM »
I didnít see what happened but video should be reviewed and sanctions handed out,  if this is deliberate then the sanction should be penal.  We all live in the real world, Ross has to go to work this week.  If it was an accident move on,  if deliberate and nasty it needs to be stamped out.  County Board needs to act if deliberate, short term may hurt Camross long term we are all better off.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« on: October 06, 2018, 11:42:21 AM »
I think LaoisToday got it wrong, not the County Board.  The first story suggests "they understand" rather than anything concrete.

1st Article https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/10/06/breaking-major-boost-for-portlaoise-as-bruno-cleared-to-play-in-final/

2nd Article https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/10/06/portlaoise-star-forward-will-miss-county-final-after-all/

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