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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:22:36 PM »
Given a choice between Laois and Waterford

I think Brennan would be mad to even consider them

Pat Ryan had the job last year down there and walked away when the players decided to interview him for the role


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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 13, 2019, 12:19:08 PM »
Anytime any of Ye want to become county board delegates lads,get the nomination from your clubs

Thatís just the first small step as county board delegates have as much say in things as a North Korean TD.

Power is vested in a small enough cabal and good luck with breaking in there


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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 12, 2019, 11:58:33 PM »
With Waterford sounding out Eddie Brennan,we might need to change the thread title

The fact that John had to literally beg and try and recruit key people to his backroom team when the county board should have been doing it might have been a factor in his departure.

The fact that we couldnít appoint a doctor for our senior county team says it all.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: July 18, 2019, 02:20:45 PM »
All Ireland Hurling Quarter Final

44,135

Iíd expect both Semifinals to hit close to the 70k mark especially the Tipp wexford game

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 15, 2019, 01:37:11 PM »
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?

+1

But youíd be worse to be replying to that fool of a man who contributes nothing on here

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 13, 2019, 04:01:22 PM »
Jaysus itís great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,thereís been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely arenít taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. Theyíve no equals in their own heads. Theyíre laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

Iím sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldnít hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard
The greats are rarely appreciated among their own, Iíll carry my cross with dignity. Tipp folk on the other hand are hated by everybody except their own.

Being a bluffer doesnít make you a ďgreatĒ regardless of what the voices in your head tell you.

Jog on,Son

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 13, 2019, 03:23:59 PM »
Jaysus itís great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,thereís been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely arenít taking us for granted
Tipperary are the most cocksure shower of c***ts you are ever likely to meet. We are shit on a shoe to them. Theyíve no equals in their own heads. Theyíre laughing their holes off at you behind your back.

Iím sure they would at you Don,then again most of the laois crowd on here think you are a d**khead so I wouldnít hold the tipp crowd to a much higher standard

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 13, 2019, 01:47:39 PM »
Jaysus itís great to see ads for the live games Sunday with Laois top of the bill.
couldn't agree more, I spend a lot of my work travelling around munster especially tipp and cork , and to be able for once to be looking forward to being part of the action at the biggest stage of all is amazing. For Laois to be given real praise from traditional hurling people not just patronising praise but real praise has been brilliant... I couldn't be prouder of this team and what it's done for hurling in our county.

+1

I work with a lot of hurling people too

The past week has been absolutely brilliant,being treated like an equal,being front and Centre of any hurling conversation and nothing patronizing either,All hurling people want to see another hurling county at the top table,thereís been 9 different counties,winners of either provincial or national titles since the start of the decade.

From talking to the Tipp lads they definitely arenít taking us for granted

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 12, 2019, 07:19:44 PM »
I can guarantee you redsetanta very few people from North Kilkenny eg Ballyragget, Castlecomer,Freshford or Johnstown will be shouting for Laois!!!!!

Given the option of shouting for laois or Tipp

I think we all know what the answer will be

I hope to god we can stick with them,imagine 5 mins out and the nearly whole attendance of 50 thousand people roaring Laois on

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 12, 2019, 03:57:43 PM »
I wonder will many from Laois head on to the Hill on Sunday?

Cork are going to take over the hill ....

I think there will be about 40,000-45,000 there Sunday.

18,000 Cork (ticket sales are nearly 15,000 down there and there is Cork people everywhere in the country
8,000 Laois(massive support for such a small county)
9,000 Tipp(maybe more but rumour is they are waiting for the Semi v wexford
8,000 Killkenny Never travel big expect for final day especially if they think they will loose
2,000 Neutrals (passes etc

Iím hearing Tipp have taken half of the allocation they would have been expected to take

Iíd say 45k to 50k

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:06:14 PM »
Upper deck half way line tickets for the Cusack now on sale

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 11, 2019, 03:30:26 PM »
Lar Corbett makes a very good point

I know everyone wanted the game in Croke Park but from a hurling development point of view

Imagine laois play at home in an all ireland quarter final

Roll on next year

https://twitter.com/centrairl/status/1149237148631126016?s=21

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 10, 2019, 01:14:01 PM »
There wont be that many Tipp fans as they think it won't be an interesting game.

Tipp wonít travel as they think itís a done deal already

From talking to the Tipp lads here at work.

Their view is wrap it up early in the second half and then get the likes of kehoe,browne etc off the bench and get them a taste of Croke Park.

The likes of Jake Morris was taken off early last night in the u20 massacre of Waterford too I see.

Tipps vulnerability is well known at this stage and Iíve every faith in Brennan to transmit
this to the lads

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 09, 2019, 12:21:06 PM »
Agreed, lets turn our attentions to Sunday.

I liked the way we rotated players V Dublin in OMP on Sunday afternoon and the team looked comfortable in doing so. Will this work against Tipperary or would we be better off in a 15 v 15 setting. The space in Croke Park will be hard cover for this Laois team who understandably will be more tired coming in on what is their third game in a row and our seventh championship hurling match in ten weeks.

Tipp have four fantastic attackers in Forde, O'Brien, McGrath and Callinan.  Will we deploy a sweeper to help out in the backs, but risk starving our own attack?

We do have the forwards to test this Tipp back line and this is our ace card to be honest. Will we go for long ball down on top of the Tipp defence, is Foyle and Bergin the duo for this task, especially into the second half if we are still going toe-to-toe with Tipp?

It's going to be intriguing to see how we approach this game - I think Brennan will have the lads heads right in time for it.

If we can get an early goal and stop Tipp getting any in the match, we could give them plenty of it.

We need a start,thatís imperative

If Tipp get the start,it will be over after 20/25 minutes

Also thereís no point in laois trying to break every tackle,Tipp are physically bigger and better conditioned,they will wear our lads down,we need to put width into our play,bypass the 3 Maherís in the half back line and take our scores from distance which we have been doing.

Barry has no pace at full back,their other corner back is lacking in big game experience,but Barrett is the real deal.The aim should be to isolate Barry and then turn him.

Tipp are grand when they go long on puckouts,Hogan is poor when they have to go short,ball isnít  going to the their backs hand at pace,itís either being hit high or is bouncing in front of them.

Tipp are missing the heartbreat of the team with Bonnar maher gone,they have lovely forwards who will destroy teams when they are on song,but no dog like maher to instill a bit of backbone into them when things arent going their way

For one reason or another,the 2018 u21 All Ireland winning team hasnít made the jump for Tipp either,their bench is poor and they have limited enough options off it.

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Laois / Re: 2019 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship
« on: July 08, 2019, 11:07:53 PM »
You are ignoring the obvious Hesh.
Young lads are given a programme of games from 8 years of age to 17 of years of age in football from end of the county to the other.
Therefore, young lads who show a proficiency will be spotted and asked to attend football trials, or decide to attend themselves.
This opportunity is not given from 8-17 in hurling.

If a 7 year old in Borris, Ballacolla or Rathdowney wants to try football he wanders down to his local field once a week, or once a fortnight at worst.
If a 7 year old in X, Y or Z wants to try hurling he...........What? Depends on parents to bring him 20 minutes away to play with kids he doesn't know? We all know parents are taxi drivers at this stage, rushing around dropping Kid A here and picking up Kid B there. Their is neither the time nor the will to do this. Particularly as there is no history of hurling in this area, the parents probably never hurled, are they going to go to all of this effort? No.

By not exposing our entire captive audience to the game at 7, 8, 9 & 10 we are already deciding that we don't need/want/have access to 50% of our county. Who is making the choice that these 7, 8, 9 & 10 year olds won't be exposed to it? It's not them!

Take U15 Development Squads.
Football mentors can go and have a look at
Portlaoise
Graiguecullen
Ballyroan
Na Fianna (The Arles'??)
Portarlington
St. Pauls
St Joseph's
Ballylinan
Killeshin
The Heath
Stradbally
Kilcavan The Rock
Mountmellick
Park Ratheniska Spink
Rosenallis
Ballyfin
The Harps
Castletown
Camross
Clough Ballacolla

The Hurling mentors can go and see
Portlaoise
The Harps
Abbeyleix
Camross
Castletown
Rathdowney Errill
Clough Ballacolla
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Borris Kilcotton
Na Fianna (Ballyfin Mountmellick??)
Ballinakill
Rosenallis
Raheen
Mountrath


Thats 20 teams Vs 14 teams.
Thats 90 extra kids playing U15 football when there is a round of games on.

I've said this before 10-15 year olds will play anything! If you told them there was a competitive game of hide and seek there'd be 20 of them at the pitch waiting.
There is no reason there can't be a development division at 11/13/15/17 for any clubs that don't currently enter competitive teams. Anyone who feels they wish to step up to the next divisions, more than welcome.
If you an U11 football team, there is no reason you can't have an U11 hurling team. Actually, there is no excuse for not having one.


Nail on the f**king head,Keyser

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