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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: January 15, 2020, 02:36:27 PM »
Any truth in Colts most valuable forward the last decade C. M.  is transferring to Rosenalis??

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Laois / Re: New Managers 2020
« on: December 08, 2019, 04:41:32 PM »
Hugh Kenny staying at Kileen. They should have a good league campaign with the two Kingstons available all year.

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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:22:43 PM »
Was he not trying to get a move to Portlaoise a few years ago?

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Laois / Re: New Managers 2020
« on: December 02, 2019, 06:45:51 PM »
Well he has to get out of the county didn't he?

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: November 24, 2019, 02:14:37 AM »
Interesting to see if Rigney gets another year. I wonder would they go bak to McNulty again?

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:03:16 PM »
Intresting to see Rigney bend the knee and bring on Broady, Thoughts? He's obviously miles ahead of the very capable Mick Nolan. He surely has to start the next day?

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: November 13, 2019, 07:18:30 PM »
Now that the dust has settled on the Laois SHC. Id like to give a quick summary of the champo; team by team.

R/E: Deserved champions, inter county quality in every line. Achilles heel is still their goalkeeper. Came through the "soft" group with ease. Had a scare and a bit of fortune vs camross but blew B/KK away in the final.

B/KK: They have an awful flaw of peaking oo early in the group stages. In crunch games they rely too heavily on PJ to score every free and a few from play. Joe campion was immense. Need to find 2 or 3 more over the winter if they are to win Bob O Keefe again. One championship for this crop would be an underachievement.

C/ballacolla
A resurgence of sorts under Canice Coonan. Topped a very tough group. Injuries to Picky and Lee Cleere really hurt them. Saved their worst performance for the biggest game of the year.

Camross
Took several steps back this year and never looked like a 3 in a row team. There wasnt any toughness or steel you would associate with a Camross team. Will have to blood 5/6 of that intermediete team in and say goodbye to some great servants.

Castletown
Made great strides this year and several hurlers coming of age. definitely the best of the rest. Need to find a few more forwards and get a big scalp next year to progress.   

Ballinakill
Plodded along. Not much more expected of them. Like Arles Kilcruise in the football they do have to be admired for extracting everything on such limited resources. Rumours of Cha leaving for Austrailia could cripple them next year and leave them in a dogfight.

Abbeyleix
Very poor showing from Abbeyleix who have stagnated the last 2/3 years. Drawn in a bad group but never threatended in the group games,Will need to turn underage sucess into adult hurlers soon to avoid the drop in the next few years.

Portlaoise
What a fall from grace it has been for this former superpower. Key injuries to Tommy Fitz and Cahir didnt help but they have to find some hurlers QUICK or risk turning into a football town. 27000 population should equal a senior team. Will struggle to get back up.

Thoughts from the group?

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: October 22, 2019, 06:31:13 PM »
Ballyroan have gone back to Clancy for next year, didn't see that coming. Timahoe mustn't be worth the hassle if he is leaving after just one year. Any thoughts on this?

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: October 08, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »
A very whistle happy referee picked for the final, hope it doesnt spoil what should be a cracker.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: October 08, 2019, 08:23:59 PM »
Mick Dempsey set to be named Joesphs manager next year. Big appointment, will surely add a bit of steel thats missing

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Laois / Re: Football Club Managers 2019
« on: January 04, 2019, 11:51:08 PM »
I heard John Taylor was back in talks with the Harps, although they are keen on Deegan to stay another year. I wonder will Danny Owens return to Camross? Given all the negative publicity etc. By all accounts it was Mattie Collier who trained them to the SHC it seems.They might move to give him the Bainisteoir bib and save a few pound while they're at it.

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:11:01 PM »
Darren Strong has opted out of the panel it seems.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:09:00 PM »
Any more amalgamation talks now that the Gaels are effectively dead? Colt and Clonad tie the knot? Trumera and Mountrath?

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: December 03, 2018, 03:34:39 PM »
The two Comerfords for the record are from the Slieve Margy area and not Durrow/Culahill.. It is on this basis I thought Ballyroan might tap them up.

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Laois / Re: Club Hurling
« on: December 02, 2018, 09:16:48 PM »
I was just wondering if they could transfer over. Rathneska and Colt also have football teams I think but Ballyroan benefits from their players. Ballyroan has always been known as the "Hurlers" football team and much of their sucess was always built on getting in good footballers from hurling areas. Just a thought anyways....

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