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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 Id 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 .
Theres 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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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 26, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Don't know if what you are saying is true about Sugrue but I do tend to agree with you that we have a difficult season coming. With how small our resources are in this county, we really can't afford to go into Division 2 without our captain, Stephen Attride, and our best forward for the last number of years, Donie Kingston.

There will be opportunities for some of the young lads now, but they might take a while to get used to senior inter-county football. It would be a pleasant surprise if we were to avoid relegation in Division 2.

Don't mistake what I said for criticism. It's his life and he must do whatever is best for him. He's not under contract or any other obligation, but he is captain, and it wouldn't be normal for the captain to walk away. I'm sure it has happened before, particularly in counties like Laois, but it's still not ideal.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 24, 2019, 06:11:37 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Don't know if what you are saying is true about Sugrue but I do tend to agree with you that we have a difficult season coming. With how small our resources are in this county, we really can't afford to go into Division 2 without our captain, Stephen Attride, and our best forward for the last number of years, Donie Kingston.

There will be opportunities for some of the young lads now, but they might take a while to get used to senior inter-county football. It would be a pleasant surprise if we were to avoid relegation in Division 2.

It doesn't look good does it? Your captain and best forward walking away? On the back of successive promotions as well. It asks more questions about what really happened with Sugrue. But perhaps more importantly, it makes you wonder about the point of it all. I can always understand when the disaffected or marginalised walk away, but we seem to be doing a head count before the start of every season. And you can't blame lads in fairness. It's a tough gig, and between your career and family, there's more to life than the GAA.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 24, 2019, 06:03:01 PM »
Quirke is friendly with Sugrue and spoke with him before taking the job. If Sugrues departure ended on a sour note dont you think he would have said it to Quirke?

He probably did, but maybe he decided to take it anyway. Unlike Sugrue, I doubt he was in demand, and I say that with all due respect.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 23, 2019, 09:58:39 AM »
Nothing. What happened happened. But harm was done and if players depart because of it, I would absolutely understand. It was hard enough for supporters to swallow. These lads worked closely with Sugrue and you can't just throw two good years down the drain. For all they and we know, Quirke could be a dud. It's not easy being asked to buy into new ideas when you were perfectly happy with what you had.

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Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: October 23, 2019, 09:49:36 AM »
Let's not pretend everything is rosy here. The players invested in Sugrue and that investment was bearing fruit. The CB might be happy enough to hit Reset, but a lot of us, including some of the players, are still very unhappy about the whole affair.

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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 22, 2019, 01:53:55 PM »
Irony goes over some people's head.

To be honest, your whole argument is pointless. I disagree with you. You disagree with me. It happened. Life goes on. I'm sure we'll cross swords about something else, because it's obvious you have stuff to say. I have no problem with that, but don't try to humiliate people, because as others have learned, some of us bite back.

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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 21, 2019, 10:53:51 PM »
The reverse of your argument Ollie is that the Divisional sorts the wheat from the chaff. It's a worthwhile exercise in my opinion

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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 21, 2019, 09:14:28 PM »
Spot on Laoiseabu. A non discussion if ever there was one. His card will be well marked

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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 21, 2019, 08:43:50 PM »
Actually I think young Kinsella in courtwood might fit that bill. I think hes in his last year u20 now. So going back to the club next year Id say Whelan in Ballyroan the same. So they need to be seen as they are there or thereabouts but were gone from championship before current man was appointed

Both obviously on the radar. Terrible examples. The whole county knows about them. They're hardly going to slip through the cracks, although I honestly feel both have a long way to go

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