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Laois / Re: Laois Senior B Hurling Championship 2019
« on: August 19, 2019, 10:58:01 PM »
Would be very disappointing to see a club like Slieve Bloom plummet down the grades after all they work put in to get there. Realistically they could be a solid Tier 2 team (call it what you like)  but would need a few more players to challenge.

The age old problem of ambitious players in clubs with limited resources seems to be the main problem here. Every player of senior cship standard from clubs in tier 2,3,4 etc should be facilitated. It helps the player as they play at a higher level, their home club as they dont lose them to bigger clubs, the senior cship as the standard would be higher, the county team as the pool of players playing top level club hurling is bigger. County board should create a group 2-3 respected individuals like Cheddar Plunkett to lead this. They could look to create 2-4 area teams that facilitate these players. Old bitterness needs to be buried. Its only crippling clubs. Would Raheen Parish, Tinnahinch, Castletown-Slieve Bloom, Ballyfin Gaels, Ballinakill/Ballypickas be options?

Maybe its only a pipedream...

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 01, 2019, 10:32:22 AM »
Im going to throw the name Mick Bohan into the pot. Dublin ladies manager, worked with Jim Gavin as a selector, did very well with Clare.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: July 29, 2019, 10:38:42 AM »
Crettyard v Kileen was an aul scrap. The quality was low at times thou. Kingston was great to watch. Kileen are  a very old side. Crettyard dug deep with who they had, O' Carroll had a few nice.pints.Could have went either way at the end.

Would anyone be able to give an age break down of the killeen team? Id be familiar with maybe half of them and would guess at least 10 starters are over 30.

GAA Discussion / Re: All-Ireland Gold question
« on: July 27, 2019, 05:29:08 PM »
Taking All Ireland Gold as a guide then football in the 2040's will make todays football look rubbish. With this knowledge, is there any point in playing now?

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Hurling Championship 2019
« on: July 27, 2019, 12:11:41 AM »
Nobody is suggesting a radical overhaul but just that senior grade be played before the lower grades. Some teams in junior or intermediate are 10+ points weaker for the loss of 2/3 players as there isnt the depth to replace them. The 2nd teams could have been 5-10 pts stronger in rd1 as no senior was played. So junior/inter team missing a few v an overloaded (even by 2 or 3) 2nd team are open to getting a hiding. A hiding really kills hurling in some of these clubs who are fighting a numbers battle or sometimes a football battle too. County board didnt seem to care. How does this foster hurling?

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Hurling Championship 2019
« on: July 26, 2019, 09:57:08 AM »
100% correct. Whether the county board didnt care about or didnt realise the impact on Junior and intermediate clubs, either way it shows how inept they are. A complete joke.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 12:37:50 AM »
Lets start a go fund me page to get Mossy Bruce to Croke Park next serious

Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 22, 2019, 11:03:00 AM »
Yeah Im definitely excited. Great to go to Croke Park with a big chance of winning , a big crowd and a team to be proud of.

Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Hurling 2019
« on: June 11, 2019, 10:05:31 PM »
This 'who is better' debate is pointless. It looks like Laois, Offaly and Kildare are of a similar standard. Laois were competitive and a little unlucky v Wexford do perhaps kildare have stepped up (this year anyway). Carlow did similar for a few years in the 00s and have made a solid base from these players. A minor team similar to this years for Laois every year would be a very solid base for a future Laois senior teams.

Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 11, 2019, 09:58:53 PM »
Fairly certain they clashed last year.

Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 11, 2019, 06:36:18 PM »
Is there any way that the 3 games on June 30th can be seen by all hurling followers or are some of the games clashing?
Could we have:
1pm Mcdonagh final
2.45pm Leinster Final
4.15pm Munster Final
Or similar

Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 11, 2019, 02:56:45 PM »
The relegation/promotion set up is not right.
There is a simple solution.
Carlow v Waterford and the loser relegated. If Waterford were relegated and Laois (or another Leinster team) promoted, there is also a simple solution, Galway to Munster.
There is no reason for a Munster team to be shielded from relegation.
There is also no reason why Galway couldn't be moved between the provinces to maintain 5 & 5 in each.

Good idea

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:03:25 PM »
Today is a taste of the next 3-4 years as Timmons, Begley, Johno, Lillis, Munnelly, Quigley, Donie and others inevitably step away. They are the remnants of the last really competitive team we've had. They have given it their all but next few years will be tough.

Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Hurling 2019
« on: June 08, 2019, 08:39:55 PM »
Id agree on the referee but i dont think he influenced the outcome. After goal 3 we lost 4-5 puck outs in a row, our movement was poor and the old Laois failing of playing the scoreboard instead of the ball set in for 10 mins. Wexford tacked on scores. Laois did get going again and finished strong but was this just a 'shur we have nothing to lose now' effort. The composure was needed directly after goal 3 but it didnt happen.

Laois / Re: 2019 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: June 08, 2019, 08:33:46 PM »
Ruthless with our goal changes. Great to see. Anyone know why Conway for Kerry kept hitting the ball of the ground when running with it?
Because he could? He probably idolised DJ Carey as a chap growing up.

Nice to see all the goals from Laois, no doubt it's Eddie's influence there.

Dont remember DJ doing that very often.

More likely that he was doing it because he had used his play of the ball and wanted to catch it again.
He did seem to do it early so maybe he was resetting his number of catches to zero to maximise how many plays of ball that he could make later in his run.

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