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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: December 05, 2019, 10:36:48 PM »
It's a big commitment and I don't and won't disrespect any lad who wants a break from it. I'd love to see Donie involved because he's out on his own in my opinion. But he's made his choice and he has to do what's right for him. It's nice to see different names coming in. There are opportunities there for those who are capable of stepping up

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Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: November 30, 2019, 07:58:15 AM »
How many teams play in the Kilkenny Championship? Are there Intermediate and Junior grades? And is the Mullinavat team made up entirely of players from Mullinavat? Apologies for all the questions. I don't know why, but I just feel like there's something fishy going on here

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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: November 28, 2019, 01:58:16 PM »
Doesn't make much difference in the overall scheme of things. Nothing to see here

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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: November 28, 2019, 12:10:42 PM »
The hurling folk who preach we do more for you than you do for us would go into meltdown if this happens. It's Camross, so maybe something that pisses off the rest of the county appeals to them. It's a mad notion. Dropping a whole team to facilitate one player. Am I missing something? Is that the proposal? Seems far fetched at that rate

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Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:50:45 PM »
You should never be embarrassed when you're beaten fair and square. They were a physically imposing team who also tackled well. Laois teams will always struggle against that.

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Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:23:17 PM »
I don't think it would. Mullinavat were far superior and wasteful in front of goal. They were fitter, bigger and played well as a team. It was actually quite sobering to see a Kilkenny team being that dominant

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:19:10 PM »
Lillis was stand out performer tonight even though he was sent off. I cant see what mcevoy offers beside him and also Boyle and rickie have not done it this year. As for brody???? I'll leave that one for the real experts

You consider yourself expert enough to give your judgement on others. Don't hold back. In my opinion, the lad is top class.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: November 23, 2019, 10:11:39 PM »
End of an era. It's been coming gradually. Eire Og would do well to ignore the hype around them including from that eejit Poacher. They beat the worst Portlaoise team of the last 5 years and I saw plenty of defincies that they need to focus on whoever they meet in the final. A deserved win nevertheless and good luck to them.

A lot of work is needed in Portlaoise GAA. There's an ocean ok kids in Rathleague every week, and yet support for the club is terrible. Aside from that, for a community of its size, it punches well below its weight on so many fronts. The majority of CB officers hate Portlaoise, so unless you want to talk about splitting the club up, they pay it no regard. This of course is detrimental to Laois, because one third of the population resides in the town. Little surprise then that we are slowly diluting our standards as time goes on. Too many clubs. Too many bad players playing at a level they can't cope with


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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:41:03 PM »
Adds a whole other dimension to Portlaoise. He takes risks, sure, but he keeps the game flowing and is a capable player too. As a team, they have yet to ignite under Rigney. They might yet do so, but Rigney himself doesn't look like a good fit for them even though I thought he would be. As I say, that might change, but form suggests Eire Og should fancy their chances. Potentially the competition looks a little weaker this year, but unfortunately so do Portlaoise. Maybe they've been timing their run, but up front, they have looked shy. Bruno understandably is not as effective, and there are no other big scorers in there. Their teamwork and spirit has got them to here. Let's hope there's another gear in them

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Laois / Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
« on: November 04, 2019, 08:24:24 PM »
quirk will get nothing out of that divisional set up, any one that has impressed in it also impressed with their club in the championship and again i have to question the taught behind it after a long season and with leinster and u 20 running.
Exactly . Looking back at the tournament now I’d be very worried about the lack of interest shown by some lads towards it , the best example being the south . What has Quirke gained from these last few weeks do you think ?

Bearing in mind he won't have seen any of these lads play, I'd say he found the whole thing informative. In all likelihood, it's going to be a tough year for us, and Quirke will need to explore all options to try and unearth new talent. They mightn't exist, but he needs to see and know that for himself. Lads here need to get down off their high horse.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: November 01, 2019, 01:54:44 PM »
We fucked up with Sugrue. Somehow. We had momentum and he was a good judge. There are varying reports about who was at fault or the reasons for his departure, but from a purely coaching viewpoint, things were settled. Someone has shown a lack of ambition, and whoever that is has changed our direction. I'm not sure what we're really all about at the moment if we can't seem to motivate ourselves to stay part of a winning set-up.  I find it absurd that good players would get us up to Division 2 and then walk away and hand it over to inferior players. That makes no sense to me at all.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: November 01, 2019, 11:31:35 AM »
Bullshit. You can't just wash your hands of a very good man. New chapter me hole. This sort of talk is unrealistic and fanciful. We can't afford to sleepwalk out of a successful period, lose players and a good manager, and expect everything to go on as normal. I wouldn't want to be disrespectful to some players, but some of them are nowhere near good enough. It's hard to make that point without naming names, and I won't do that. But just because you're on a panel does not necessarily mean you can contribute to it.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: November 01, 2019, 10:27:28 AM »
I think Young Nerney is a good chap who got thrown in at the deep end as a very young lad and struggled a bit but will develop as he gets older. Halloran from courtwood looked good during the championship this year and seems to be a big fit fella who might do a job too

Nerney is a good example of the mess created by Sugrue's departure. He looks like a half decent player, but he got destroyed in Croke Park against Louth, and I'm sure he was benefiting from being around the panel. We're back to square one now and who knows how the change will affect him.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 31, 2019, 12:51:28 PM »
If Mark Timmons does go, who are his possible replacements?
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So far, nobody has stepped up to the mark. The same can be said of a number of positions on the field. People throw around names, mostly young lads, who have played in a position and did a good job on underage teams. But senior county football is worlds away from all that. Therefore, you either take the risk on the young lad you hope will develop, or, try and develop a player for a position like McNulty did with Meaney. Both options carry a fair amount of risk.

I have seen names being thrown around on here like they have already made it. Some are not doing enough for their club team to warrant the sort of praise being heaped on them. The exceptions tend to be instantly identifiable, but even O'Flynn had tough days with the Seniors last year. The potential was obvious though, and we haven't many like him.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:29:09 PM »
The emergence of Murphy from Port last year on the inter county scene can lessen the damage of Donie s absence .
There’s no one in Laois capable of filling the boots of an on form Donie. Was unplayable on his day .

Agree 100 %. He was the only player Cork struggled with. At his best, he is miles ahead of every other forward in Laois.

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