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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:56:47 AM »
Meath up next . Was at their game against Carlow and they will be a big step up from Westmeath especially with their pacy fowards in the wide spaces of Croke Park . Offaly gave them a big scare so if we apply ourselves well we have a chance . It will be important to keep it very tight and crowded in the backline and try to get quick quality ball into O’Carroll (and Donie if he plays ) . I wouldn’t like to see our backs left in one to one battles with their fowards therefore we will need to crowd it and force turnovers . Timmons( broken arm )will definitely be out  and Begley( ankle )is doubtful . We may see booth going fullback and Attride coming back into the corner . If Begley is out I expect Pigott to be given the nod at centre back . I Think scully is more than worth his play either as a half back or half foward.

Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« on: May 28, 2019, 11:44:23 AM »
Are we up against Dublin or Wicklow? Think they are playing each other on Saturday ?
Well it will be the winner that we play obviously . Can we not also play the winner of Meath and Westmeath ??

Laois / Re: 2019 U20 Football Development League
« on: May 24, 2019, 07:52:02 PM »
 Diarmuid Whelan and Jack Owens did a lot of the scoring . O’Flynn , kinsella and Barry weren’t allowed play cause of senior panel commitments . Pity Saunders isn’t involved . Niall Dunne from Courtwood and Eoin Dunne of Rosenallis had good games . Saying all that Wexford were horrendous

Laois / Re: 2019 ACFL Division 1B
« on: May 04, 2019, 04:34:51 PM »
Yes Shane Murphy and the two Gormans plus Evan Costello, Jack Owens , Padraig Kirwan were all missing .Don’t know if the two Carneys or Niall wheeler are playing this year .

Laois / Re: 2019 ACFL Division 1B
« on: May 03, 2019, 01:23:10 PM »
Emo were short 6 or 7 aswell

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: April 09, 2019, 03:03:08 PM »
What does bolter mean ?

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: April 06, 2019, 09:22:19 PM »
Too slow. Too many passengers on a fast sod. It was only a matter of time before Brody’s forays cost a goal. I can’t see how it helps, he is usually the link man between 2 lads 15 yards apart. Evan O’Carroll only forward. Need to replace older lads with faster young fellas soon.
What young lads would u suggest using ?

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Div 3
« on: February 28, 2019, 08:50:09 PM »
I think my question was mis-interpreted as it was phrased rather badly.

I was really asking are they better than the results suggest? I was surprised that they lost to Louth (not so much to Westmeath) and I was wondering are they missing a few lads for one reason or another. To see poor aul Ross Munnelly slaving away when he deserves his retirement suggests a lack of talent coming through.

Laois usually get the better of Longford and Sat will probably be no different. I will head there anyway..........Laoislad never replied to my text asking if he'd meet up for a Chicken burger after!
I’ll meet up with ye for a chicken burger ? What’s the Robbie Smyth situation ? Many mullinalaghta lads commmiting ?

GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Div 3
« on: February 27, 2019, 12:39:34 PM »
Are Laois any good?
Are Longford any good ?

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 24, 2019, 09:31:35 PM »
Garett was brilliant today and taken off o Connor was a harsh decision all said we cruised last year this year we are been found out a little and so is our system but John has played so many lads he deserves credit because players genuinely know there getting a Craic of the whip for that I think were doing ok
We didn’t cruise last year . We got the job done in most of the games .

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 24, 2019, 08:01:54 PM »
We seemed to be comfortable enough in the first half but when Westmeath decided that they'd like to win the game, we let them without much of a battle. Our play from half back to half forward was predictable, slow and ponderable while Kingston at full forward offered very little. Not sure why they didnt just leave O Carroll in there and let Donie drift.
I understand that the overall party line is 'we are building a team' but with the age profile through the spine of todays team Im not sure how true that can be. Booth, Dillon, Begley, Meaney, Johno, Lillis, Munnelly all over 30 with Kingston and Cahillane not far off it either. Where are their replacements going to come from to bring us to a top 12 county?
Think Boyle is over 30 as well

Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 16, 2019, 11:41:32 PM »
Who are underage players in Crettyard gonna play with now?

Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: February 08, 2019, 01:35:25 AM »
This should lead to a reform of the senior football championship structure. I'd like to see the number of senior clubs reduced to 9 and three area teams making it up to 12 teams in the championship.
Based on last year's quarter finalists if I remember them rightly, Portlaoise, O'Dempseys, St Joseph's, Graiguecullen, Ballyroan Abbey, Stradbally, Emo and Portarlington would be senior clubs. Throw in Ballylinan as 2017 finalists for an example as the ninth senior club.
Then you could have 3 very decent area teams. One would be Mountmellick, Ballyfin, Clonaslee area, one would be Killeshin, Crettyard, the Arles teams etc and one would be Heath, Annanough, Courtwood, Timahoe etc.
The pick of Killeshin Crettyard and the two Arles clubs would do a fair job on Emo if that’s the case

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 06, 2019, 12:47:58 AM »
I stand corrected but I heard from a very reliable source that meaney didn’t travel to Croker on Sunday on his own accord cause he wasn’t on the 26 panel named. He was a decent ball winner something that we are badly lacking everywhere in our team at the moment . Tyrell will probably get the nod In place of Lillis but it still remains to be seen whether he will be good enough .Bracken from ods ,Eoin Dunne from Rosenallis and Daly from Joseph’s were realeased from the panel after the O’Byrne cup . They were all being looked at for mid field .

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: February 05, 2019, 09:54:08 PM »
There seems to real hostility to change on this thread. Timmons, Donie, Begley, Meaney, O'Loughlin etc must have 50+ years of Laois combined between them and what have they to show for it? Give the young lads like Nerney, Tyrell, O'Flynn, Whelan, Byrne, Murphy etc a chance for god's sake. If it costs us Division 3 promotion so what, we aren't exactly destined for Division 1 anyways.
We might as well make the most of the older lads while we still have them cause they are all our better players . We should be fielding our strongest team and worry about replacing them when they do retire.

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