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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 14, 2019, 07:29:21 AM »
Jack O'Connor officially nominated for the Kildare job, lets hope Sugrue don't go with him.

Sugrue has done a great job with Laois and owes us nothing but I would be hugely disappointed if he turned up as part of O'Connors backroom team. One of Sugrue's best traits was his straight talking and honesty, so I would be very surprised if he said he stood down due to family and work commitments only to take a similar role with our neighbours.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 01, 2019, 01:15:33 PM »
Anyone think Billy O’Loughlin would be a good fit? in fairness his CV going by the Laois Today article is decent and he has got a good tune out of the current u-20 team. Maybe a mix of Liam Kearns and Billy O’Loughlin or something like that. Kevin McStay is another one who is not on the list.

Laois / Re: Laois Junior Football Championship 2019
« on: July 30, 2019, 08:00:03 PM »
It is not good to see hammerings at any level but if any team is missing a few of its main players for whatever reason it's going to struggle badly. I'm from Kilcavan and down the years like any club with a small pick we would struggle if we missed 1 or 2 but if we lost 3 or more of our main players we would be open to a bad beating.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: July 30, 2019, 07:34:59 PM »
Was a bit shocked but fair play to Sugrue. He did great work to get back to back promotions and he blooded plenty of players. We need to find someone with a similar mindset as we will have some decent players coming through over the next year or two from the u-20's.

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football Championship 2019
« on: July 19, 2019, 10:53:37 AM »

Sounds like a fine squad of players, and so many are still underage next year there is a bright future for some of these lads. Is also good for them that we have a senior manager who does not go on reputation, these lads know if they put in the hard yards Sugrue will give them their chance. Exciting times.

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football Championship 2019
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:29:41 AM »
TG4 are showing the final live.

Laois / Re: 2019 U20 Football Development League
« on: July 17, 2019, 07:28:13 AM »
I see TG4 are showing the game live, hopefully will be able to see on their site over here in the UK. From reading game reports so far, this sounds like a decent team with some good natural defenders, something our senior team have lacked recently. Best of luck to them against the Dubs.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:52:53 AM »
Savagely proud of our boys. As for Tipp, tramps to a man

You are a despicable and cowardly excuse for a man. Everyone in Tipp is a tr**p, everyone in Offaly is a c*^t by your anonymous estimation.

So do include lads like Brendan Cummins, the Tipp players who clapped the Laois team off the field and the vast majority of Tipp people who have nothing but respect for Laois hurling?


But you’d be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here
Ah cmon now, you’re not all that bad.

Don't mind them Don, you can be a bit cutting some times but it usually is tongue in cheek stuff. You certainly come across as a true Laois man unlike plenty on here.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 16, 2019, 07:50:50 AM »
I’d say that it will be fine tuned over the winter. The result vs the Dubs was probably unexpected when the programme was being put together.
One can hope.

Even so, the schedule was knowingly set up with seven days between the Joe McDonagh Final and the Preliminary Quarter-Finals--with the knowledge that two battle-worn JMcD teams would be taking the pitch to meet two successful Leinster panels who were well-rested, locked and loaded.
I see your point, Mossy, but I have to say, as a player, you want to be playing week in, week out, and it's my opinion that the regular games and week turnaround in fact helped Laois and our match sharpness. Most players love games every weekend as opposed to training. Also, a week is plenty of time to recover from a game the week before. We saw great momentum between the Joe Mc to the Dublin game to the Tipp game, we could easily have taken the energy out of it and over analysed had it have been 2-3 week break.

I don't agree, the Munster and Leinster championships last year showed that teams playing 3 weeks running do struggle. 2 weeks should be the standard. Also we won a competition so its very harsh to recover, we have quite a young team so that helped but it sure did not help Westmeath.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 14, 2019, 08:00:00 PM »
Fair play, our lads have done themselves proud once again. The sending off knocked really gave us too much to do but they never dropped the heads and left everything out on the pitch. It was my first time to watch them live this year and I was really impressed with the skill levels and the way they stuck to the game plan. Credit to management for having a plan also, they caused Tip plenty of problems.
I know Tipp hit plenty of wides but I thought Laois also messed up potential scoring opportunities and at times hit a lot of aimless ball into the forwards. When they look back at it they will realise it could have been even closer than 10 points.

The most important thing they showed was character though, 2 early goals from Tipp, game over so we can just go through the motions. Man sent off early in second half, ok thats it we can just play it out. Not these boys, they never bended the knee once. This is the same character that dragged them over the line last week when the Dubs drew level and will stand them in good stead for future battles.

I tip my hat to each one of them, they are a credit to the county and have shown the rest of country that Laois are well able to hurl. The fact that the average age is low and others may come back into the panel next year really whets the appetite for next years Leinster Championship.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 14, 2019, 10:12:47 AM »
Huge day for Laois hurling, I hope Laois can do themselves justice against probably the second best team in the country. I am a bit worried that Tipp will cut loose early on and it could be over after 20 mins or so. It's been an amazing season regardless but a real hammering might take the gloss off it.

Laois / Re: Second tier football championship
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:35:30 PM »
The only reason the Joe McDonagh cup works is you get into the All Ireland series for that very year as well as going up for the next one. Football needs to follow this type of modal. The weaker sides get a crack at the bigger teams if they win their own league/group. I know there are sub competitions in hurling but that is for counties where the game is struggling and its help those teams develop and get some class of foothold where its struggling.

Apart from Kilkenny, football has no team at the equivalent level of the Longford, Fermanagh, Donegal, Leitrim, Wicklow, Armagh, Tyrone, Roscommon, Cavan, Monaghan, Louth or Kildare hurling teams. If you treated football the same it could really die in some weaker counties.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 11, 2019, 10:21:40 PM »
Hopefully Laois can do themselves justice, will be a huge task against a wounded Tipperary side who have so much class all over the field. Again we will be even bigger underdogs but we are here on merit. The hurlers of Galway, Dublin and Waterford would love to swap places with us thats for sure.

Also for others like me who live overseas and could not see the Dublin game, as neither RTE or Sky could be bothered and the GAA did not even bother streaming it, on the GAA Go site you can watch the Sunday Game for free (you have to register with them and you will need a debit or credit card but you don't get charged as its free) just go to the site and click on 'Catch Up' and its there. Its normally €10 but after Wednesday they make it free.

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 07, 2019, 08:59:43 PM »
Someone record the Sunday Game and stick it on YouTube for us ex pat's

Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 07, 2019, 05:50:44 PM »
They have done it!!!!!!!
Legends!! Eddie Brennen fair play to you boy, I have aged a few years after listening to that so God knows what anyone was feeling who was actually at it.

WHAT A WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

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