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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football 2017
« on: Today at 02:15:45 PM »
Heard someone say last it was Kerry in Clomel . Could be off the mark though

It's Mayo in Athlone

Laois / Re: Laois GAA website
« on: January 11, 2017, 04:07:40 PM »
There's been some great stuff up on the website lately. Good pictures, previews and profiles. It's a big improvement. Obviously, someone else must be running it now.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football 2017
« on: November 12, 2016, 09:42:53 PM »
Ross owes Laois nothing as just shows the passion he has for Laois that he still wants to play and feels he can still offer something. He'd make a great development officer for Laois as there's no one as commited as him.

Based on what I say during the club championship he's still in the top 10 forwards in the county so it's up to the younger lads to step up

I don't think Ross knows anything about greyhounds and I don't think he would play for Stradbally so a job as a Laois Development Officer would be out ;)

Christ that's a low blow but a fairly accurate one nonetheless

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2016
« on: October 25, 2016, 11:38:13 AM »
Well done to BK.
Had potential to be as good a game as the first day but I felt ref didnt let the game flow as well as he could.

Harsh on Broken I thought he did a good job was one R/E free he might have got wrong near the end where Borris got a point but looking back on the TV last night it looked like both players slipped .

Great game of hurling again and well done to Borris/Kilcotton

Harsh?? Are you joking? He was septic. Everything in the first half was a free, no flow to the game at all. Every time two lads touched off each other a free was given. That coupled with his inability to keep up with the play meant he was miles off the standard set by Lawlor. Lawlor and Stapleton are by far the best in Laois.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2016
« on: October 13, 2016, 03:40:18 PM »
Is Paddy Purcell ok for the replay. Looked like a bad ankle injury that forced him off

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2016
« on: October 12, 2016, 10:28:45 AM »
The sign for three minutes additional time went up after 58 minutes. People need to remember that the phrase is "at least xxx minutes". After the sign went up there was a yellow card and two instances of timewasting. Perfect refereeing.

Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship
« on: July 18, 2016, 05:18:25 PM »
Couldn't make Croker yesterday cos of a long standing family event. Jesus, Jack Nolan and Peter O'Leary are a worse version of Statler and Waldorf.
Sounded like we'd no complaints and could well have been beaten by more.

Not sure I'd call them Statler and Waldorf but they do have a right muppet in between them, Craig Rogers!!

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: July 03, 2016, 05:40:10 PM »
Start Mon night in New centre of excellence beside o Moore Park. U8s this week followed by u10 the following week & u12 the week after. Hurling 639 football 745. Details are on laois gaa website

Thanks. I'm the U8 coach in our club and never heard about these.

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: July 02, 2016, 10:36:31 PM »
What are the workshops? When are they?

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: July 02, 2016, 09:44:33 PM »
What club are you? The two hurling lads have been out to us for some great sessions on a regular basis. In fairness to them they come any time we ask them. I agree with you on the Experience Night. Time to bin it or replace it with something else.

Laois / Re: Laois u21 hurlers 2016
« on: May 26, 2016, 01:04:12 PM »
Just noticed this result from last night in the Celtic challenge U-15 competition:

Laois 0-11  2-17 North Wexford

How an U-15 county team can be beaten by 13 points in a short game by half of a county speaks volumes.

These aren't short games, full 60 minutes. I went over to this and Laois were short as many players as they had for different reasons. Wexford had 11 starters from the team that did so well in the Arrabawn. Wexford were by far the better team but scored 1-3 in the last 3 minutes to give the scoreline an unflattering look.

Laois / Re: Laois u21 hurlers 2016
« on: May 26, 2016, 12:58:46 PM »
As I've suspected for a while all this 'brilliant underage work' we've been supposedly doing is all bullshit,
With no proper structures and programmes in place with each and every manager doing their own thing.
A deadest to Offaly in the senior Sunday week and it's a fairly bleak year and outlook for Laois hurling

I don't know that it's all bullshit, but we just started doing what every other hurling county bar a few were doing anyway, so it was never going to be a case of joining the elite...that just aint gonna happen with our hurling population.  I've made my peace with that, but it doesn't excuse f**king away opportunities like today and this years minors.  The obvious point is the absence of Joe Campion.  Three years ago he was our most important player with the minors.  Likewise Robbie Phelan for this years minors...everyone is entitled to do their own thing, but you are not going anywhere if you're missing your very best hurlers. 

I do agree 100% with you on the manager part Ogie,  there was a serious issue this evening that I'm not willing to delve into on a public forum but it certainly didn't help our cause.  There was some really questionable calls with last years minors too.  What is the answer though?  Suitable candidates are thin on the ground.

The reaction here makes it sound like we hurled really badly, which we didn't by the way.  There were some good displays and I did see a noticeable difference with the guys that are in with the seniors.  The likes of John Lennon has come on in leaps and bounds for example.
But some simple things really caught us.  One or two selfish decisions cost us goals, while to a man Carlow hurled for the team.  When we scored the goal that was disallowed I couldn't say from where I was sitting whether it was a square ball or not, but our forwards didn't say a word to the umpire.  The Carlow lads hounded the umpire as any other defence would no matter how legitimate or otherwise the goal was, but our lads just ran back to their positions!  (And given that the Carlow goalie batted out the ball before the Laois forward goaled, it's hard to imagine how it was a square ball).  I saw at least two occasions where a short Carlow puck out was gathered inside the 21' which should result in a throw in but this was never pointed out to the ref or linesman.  Small things, but they all add up.

It really is turning into a horrible, horrible year for Laois hurling.

It's not a foul to take possession inside the 21. You just have to be 20m away when the ball is pucked out.

Laois / Re: Schools Hurling
« on: March 03, 2016, 01:34:40 PM »
Laois minors beat Waterford by a few points last Sunday.

A selection of the U14s hammered a Mid Tipp team last night.

The Juvenile Combined Colleges team are playing Good Counsel tomorrow.

Laois / Re: Schools Hurling
« on: February 22, 2016, 05:15:54 PM »
Were they not playing Tipp yesterday?

Laois / Re: Schools Hurling
« on: February 16, 2016, 05:19:53 PM »
I got this off the Leinster Express lad who was at the match (big beardy lad)

1. David Sheeran (Heywood)
2. Eamon Fitzpatrick (Heywood)
3. Niall Coss (Fergals)
4. Kielan Kelly (Fergals)
5. Adam Broady (Heywood)
6. Danny Brennan (Heywood)
7. Fionn Holland (Heywood)
8. Aaron Grady (Heywood)
9. Fionn Holland (Heywood)
10 Aaron Brennan (Heywood)
11 Cian Shaughnessy (Heywood)
12 Lee Maher (Heywood)
13 Kevin Mulhall (Fergals)
14 Cathal Shaughnessy (Heywood)
15 Conor Goode (CBS)

Laois also brought on all the subs (about 8) but I haven't the names.

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