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Messages - Don Draper

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Laois / Re: ARLES KILCRUISE and ARLES KILEEN
« on: August 16, 2018, 01:59:02 PM »
It's amazing the fascination people from outside the area have with us. We play together underage. Between the two clubs, we have been in county final 7 of the last 15. We were in none when we played together!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laois_Senior_Football_Championship
I love your emphasis on WE. "we have been in 7 county finals" I do wonder why the Kileen side of the set up resented the Arles Kilcruise championship win in 2003 so much though. It sticks in their craw so much its still causing them sleepless nights. Has all been forgiven and sense will prevail again, hope so
You think they were going to be happy? After all that happened? Pass the bong there, you're obviously high.
Im on such a high Don the bong is empty. “If you wait by the river long enough, the bodies of your enemies will float by.” Sun Tzu
And an embittered crone you will become in that time.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:37:25 AM »
The rumours of Spinks demise are greatly exaggerated.

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Laois / Re: ARLES KILCRUISE and ARLES KILEEN
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:36:50 AM »
It's amazing the fascination people from outside the area have with us. We play together underage. Between the two clubs, we have been in county final 7 of the last 15. We were in none when we played together!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laois_Senior_Football_Championship
A morbid fascination more like. All those brilliant players and one senior title to show for it. And nothing for Beano, Donie B and the Killeen crew.
Again, to think that if they had stayed together they'd have eventually gone on to dominate Laois football is very naive. Resentment and bitterness drove them on, and anyone familiar with the GAA will know this was the drive behind many a successful team over the years. Both sides were forced to maximise their resources, could you imagine if the likes of Portlaoise had another few clubs in there to do likewise where we'd be?

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Laois / Re: ARLES KILCRUISE and ARLES KILEEN
« on: August 16, 2018, 09:35:27 AM »
It's amazing the fascination people from outside the area have with us. We play together underage. Between the two clubs, we have been in county final 7 of the last 15. We were in none when we played together!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laois_Senior_Football_Championship
I love your emphasis on WE. "we have been in 7 county finals" I do wonder why the Kileen side of the set up resented the Arles Kilcruise championship win in 2003 so much though. It sticks in their craw so much its still causing them sleepless nights. Has all been forgiven and sense will prevail again, hope so
You think they were going to be happy? After all that happened? Pass the bong there, you're obviously high.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 01:53:11 PM »
I think you're all generalising.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:42:14 PM »
And some cant/wont take that opportunity to improve
Your positive outlook is a breath of fresh air around here. Please tell me you aren't involved in the education of young minds.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:38:29 PM »
If they don't want?cant apply themselves there is a reason and they were let go
Sigh, stop moving the goalposts. I said anyone cut was given the opportunity to improve. John is too intelligent and reasoned to cast aside anyone without a chance of coming back.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:24:00 PM »
Also thought that this should of happened with us and abbeyleix when they decided to go together. Either go the full way with it or dont do it, half measures dont cut it.


Kind of a funny arrangement with Abbeyleix? Ye changed yer name, what did they do?
Abbeyleix were a dual club.
Ballyroan were a football club.
Abbeyleix disbanded their football club and threw their lot in with Ballyroan. In theory.
Ballyroan didn't do likewise.
No reason for Abbeyleix to change anything in their club.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:08:23 PM »
Yes they did and was fecked in bin by some of them....others didn't apply themselves

We don't have the pool of players for sure...but if you buy in well it wont work later on....seems to be Sugrue thinking
Then that was some of their own choices, but, none were simply tossed aside for good.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 12:01:02 PM »
A lot of the players listed were in for trials at the start of the year and deemed surplus to requirements . Any one know if Sugrue will bring them back or what’s the story ?

Attitude is everything for the county player....Sugrue saw something to leave lads off
Well thats bullshit. Some were sent off with information and advice and how to come back improved. We can't afford to write anyone off after a few weeks.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:33:51 AM »
Not making accusations, simply stating fact! Spink want it all one way unopposed transfers to them but then go mental the other way.   Over the last 5 years we are not opposing transfers out simply because that’s the right thing to do.   Spink only want to play ball one way.
TBF if most clubs had your pick they wouldn't worry about losing the odd one either.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:20:51 AM »
Brody, Bulger, Byron, Keogh, Cooney, have nearly more options there than anywhere else.

Midfield i would see a problem coming upon us quickly enough, options seem to be limited coming through in reguards fielders at least
Just when highfielding is being rewarded again, we run out of fielders. Typical.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:15:49 AM »
Jesus lads Spink have had some fall in a short period of time, i know that hurling is the main sport over there and that they are getting lads from 2 hurling clubs but at this stage they would be better off letting the lads that actually want to kick ball go to cretty or wherever. Because its unfair at this stage. I remember talking to a lad a few years ago when they brought the ballinakill lads in and said it would kill off spink and split the community, seemed like madness when they were going well at inter but by jaysus that man was spot on
Some sense there, but at the same time, Spink are making massive strides at underage and hopefully will regenerate again in a few years if they can keep that coming. Amalgamations are grand if lads buy into them, but at the end of the day, a hurler will always put hurling first, and vice versa.

Where are the massive strides in Juvenile when they are in with Park at some grades and word is that they  have made approach’s to a few of their neighbors for a full Juvenile amalgamation from next year.
How many grades are they with Park for? I'm around long enough to know Spink had f**k all on their own for years ,the fact that they're doing anything at underage level is a massive stride.

Who are they are U17 with?

I agree with Ballyroan though, full amalgamations are the way forward for a number of these clubs who are on their knees.

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Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2018
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:11:43 AM »
Spinks improvement at juvenile might be more to do with a dubious transfer policy.
Sensible edit.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Team 2019
« on: August 14, 2018, 10:00:36 AM »
Forgot to mention Graigue keeper Danny Bolger . Should be Brodys backup without a doubt
Rubbish, Keogh is a fine keeper, what makes it without a doubt?

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