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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: January 20, 2019, 01:36:04 AM »
sign of the times....once upon a time rathdowney secondary were one of the big guns in "A" vocational schools....C grade is for the also rans.

as for no one from portlaoise being on the cumann na b panel...a shame....but perhaps Clonadmad rather than continually drilling away at hurling in Portlaoise GAA, a look closer to homemay be relevant.  If you are from Clonad, a once proud senior hurling club in this county, can you answer why the same Clonad has not produced one county panel standard senior player in the 21st century? is the raw material that bad, or is it the coaching?, because ye have all the facilties(fair play).

I wasn’t having a pop at Portlaoise GAA

I was pointing out the fact that no child from the Parish was deemed good enough to make a 38 man development panel.

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: January 18, 2019, 09:41:57 AM »
Squad of 38 Hurlers on the Cumann na mBun school development squad

2 hurlers from the Health

No other hurlers from all the other schools in Portlaoise Parish.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: January 09, 2019, 04:08:09 PM »
Ballinakill and Ballypiickas gone in together at adult

As a gaels team for senior?

Voted in favor of last Monday night

Don’t know what form it will take

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: January 09, 2019, 08:12:13 AM »
Ballinakill and Ballypiickas gone in together at adult

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: January 08, 2019, 04:44:40 PM »

Shur if we had the likes of Joe McKenna up here, we'd blackguard him the way we did Cheddar.


Sadly very very true. Could you imagine cheddar in the likes of kilkenny or tipp the role he would be playing -if he were kilkenny he would take over from Cody. But he is from Laois and was kicked through the door.
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Cheddar was mentioned as a possible candidate for the position of head of games development in Tipp when the position becomes vacant


The reality is that in tipp or kk they have men of the likes of Critchley or Cheddar in every club driving them on

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Laois / Re: Bord na Mona O’Byrne Cup 2019
« on: January 07, 2019, 04:43:13 PM »
Don doing his one armed waiter impersonation yet again

Well able to dish it out......

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: January 07, 2019, 12:36:19 PM »
Nothing stinks..its just typical in laois..U get a ood manager and selectors..,and this happens..To be honest there should be no more running around after players.Let eddie deals with what he has,,,There are like spoilt childrens,let them on...
Ah thats grand so. Nothing to see here. Bate on lads.

Cody himself wouldn’t manage Laois and that’s the reality

Brennan is coming from a place where lads would shoot their granny to get even within touching distance of a black and amber jersey

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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: January 07, 2019, 11:15:52 AM »
we need critchley and cheddar to start back with underage and build a base of good young minors, that may be the long term solution.
Poor auld Cheddar. When things were going well, we couldn't wait to get rid of him and look to move on. Now he has to come back, when we're almost at a lower ebb than we were at the last time.

Stay away Cheddar, no man could save the ball of shite that hurling is in Laois sadly.

Best use all hurleys then for kindling,Good man yourself Don
Keep selling them to Limerick men, they seem to know what to do with them at least. And its not firing them through faceguards.

They might show us how to set up and run a proper underage academy too


Awaiting On Cue

your comment about JP and his millions


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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:55:15 AM »
we need critchley and cheddar to start back with underage and build a base of good young minors, that may be the long term solution.
Poor auld Cheddar. When things were going well, we couldn't wait to get rid of him and look to move on. Now he has to come back, when we're almost at a lower ebb than we were at the last time.

Stay away Cheddar, no man could save the ball of shite that hurling is in Laois sadly.

Best use all hurleys then for kindling,Good man yourself Don


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Laois / Re: 2019 Bord na Móna Walsh Cup
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:54:37 PM »
It is further evidence that we are potentially going backwards. Just like the pre-Cheddar doldrums. No major new talent coming through, players won't commit (especially from Camross), a f@*king clueless county board, and growing animosity between certain clubs.

Eddie Brennan sounds like every county manager from Babs Keating to Teddy McCarthy so far.

They can’t all be wrong

Brennan’s coming from a county where the county jersey is viewed as something you’d shoot your granny for

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 16, 2018, 04:23:17 PM »
In my opinion Abbeyleix took the correct course of action. I also think the arrangement with Ballyroan is a very practical one that is mutually beneficial. Ballypickas the big losers in it.
Can’t see how Abbeyleix amalgamating at juvenile level is a positive thing for Laois Hurling. The numbers are there at primary school level. Do what they have been doing- develop them.

My understanding is that ballinakill are very tight with numbers in a lot of age grades

They were in Abbeyleix at u11 this year,numbers are tight at u13 and u15 and they have 5-7 lads atu17

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 16, 2018, 10:51:39 AM »

In the end, Abbeyleix pride won out and I know a lot of club members didn't want to be party to taking hurling out of the town.
They are a club which should have no problems standing alone as a senior side. Their juvenile progress has stalled a little but they have still been one of the 2/3 strongest juvenile clubs over the last 5/6 years.
Important to acknowledge too, the role Ballyroan played in helping Abbeyleix turn it down.

Gaels gone got grades under senior, roll on the area teams. Great news.

Don't think football had anything to do with it. Abbeyleix had the giblets to back themselves against bigger amalgamations. As they say pride cometh before the fall, I hope it won't be for abbeyleix. They could be off designing names and jerseys but chose the road less travelled by with regard to most laois senior clubs. Tough year ahead for them. Fighting league and championship relagation is the price you pay for pride in the parish.
Good luck and God speed because you will need both

Yes, Abbeyleix will be favourites for relegation in 2019 . We have some good young hurlers coming up but not so much for 2019,  maybe in 2020 a few will come through, but you never know with young lads. Talented juveniles often not interested when they get to adult and hurling is no longer once a week and starts interfering with other activities ! The club is small though and like Ballinakill will struggle to field a second team next year.  Talk of a juvenile link up between the two clubs now.

Heard that both sides are talking regarding a Juvenile amalgamation all right

Probably the best course of action now,work together at Juvenile for a couple of years and then go back and re-examine a senior amalgamation.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 11:31:26 PM »
Result of Ballinakill vote

72 In Favour
15 Against.


Result of Abbeyleix vote

17 In Favour
48 Against'.

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 09:20:42 PM »
Ye can all rest easy

It’s not a runner

Abbeyleix says no

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: December 09, 2018, 01:19:06 PM »
Yeah, but I saw a lad on the Laois minor panel listed as being from Slieve Margy, so...? They're in with Park-Ratheniska/ Timahoe/ Graiguecullen in at least some juvenile levels. Unfortunate for Ratheniska, as it means leaving a lot of their own lads on the  line.

Was wondering that myself

Do you know how many ratheniska lads are being left on the line ?

I remember asking someone in the know from Margy did they have anyone from Graigue and they didn’t anymore

I do always have a good laugh when I hear the football crew on here bemoaning the lack of opportunities for footballers in hurling clubs when at worst they have an outlet in Junior.

The reality is that large tracts of this county are a hurling desert.

There were at least five left on the line in their last championship match.

The u15 County Final?

Theres always going to be an issue with giving lads a run in a county final

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