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Laois / Re: Laois Football Divisional Competition 2019/2020
« on: September 13, 2019, 07:55:20 AM »
Thought they were going to come up with "identifiable" team names.
North, South, West and East didn't exactly tax the minds much!
I hope lads buy into it. The West team last year kinda fell asunder as it went on and struggled for lads. It may help our new manager a bit but I'm not sure it's the silver bullet.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:53:24 PM »
We're now looking for three new football managers. A bit of a disastrous off season for us.

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: September 11, 2019, 02:52:04 PM »
What's everyone's thought for semi-finals this weekend??
Two very hard games to call really. You never know with Portlaoise intermediates what sort of team they'll have. Mountmellick might scrape over Clonaslee in the other one but you wouldn't be putting the house on either game.

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: September 10, 2019, 10:18:23 AM »
If Portlaoise win the intermediate football, would the losers of The Heath v Crettyard be spared from relegation? I'm thinking they would....

GAA Discussion / Re: Joe Brolly
« on: September 06, 2019, 05:26:45 PM »
I've heard a great rumour (don't know how true it is) that when Brolly rang Gough to "apologise" this week, that when Gough answered the phone and Brolly introduced himself, Gough replied with "Sorry, who are you?"...

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 31, 2019, 07:08:51 PM »
I believe there are nine reasons why he won’t go back   They were his ten recommendations to be implemented at the start of his tenure but co board only did two and then rowed back on one which was the divisional tournament so he upped and walked
Exactly as I heard it Jd.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 26, 2019, 08:53:16 AM »
Was only in yesterday for the two Round 3 games. Poor enough stuff. Fierce disappointed in BA. Thought they would show more benefit of some very good underage teams. Maybe a little too soon for some of them?
Same with Emo. They have brought through a few very good lads in recent years but Graigue were just a bit cuter. Wasn't much in it really though. Could Graigue catch Port too? Not impossible...

Laois / Re: Laois Intermediate Football Championship 2019
« on: August 23, 2019, 02:59:44 PM »
Annanough generally don't lose to Portlaoise's second team. They just might edge that one.
Can't see The Rock troubling Clonaslee in the other game.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 23, 2019, 11:33:05 AM »
Killeen, Ballylinan, Emo and Ballyroan to win this weekend for me. All games should be close enough you'd think. Could easily get all 4 wrong!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 20, 2019, 09:36:58 AM »
Are you from aymo by any chance??? I’d have em 8th or 9th at most would have Ballyroan Graiguecullen Joseph’s and courtwood a bit ahead of them to be honest
Ah look, just did it for a bit of craic/debate. Can't argue with you. Not much between any of them. I just have a sneaking feeling that Emo could take Graigue and who knows after that? And no, I'm not from Aymo!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 19, 2019, 08:56:24 PM »
THE PRO I think you're underestimating Courtwood a fair bit. They could just as easily be ranked second. How many teams will get within 6 of Portlaoise?
Yes, I could as easily have had them 4th or 5th. I don't think there's much between 7 or 8 of the teams left.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 19, 2019, 05:41:52 PM »
How I'd rank the remaining 12...

1.       Portlaoise – possible signs in the Courtwood game that they are not the team they were but with Carroll, Holland, Glynn and possibly Brody to come back in, wouldn’t bet against them.

2.       Port – very talented team but might lack a bit of physical strength and size. I rate them slightly ahead of their neighbours.

3.       O’Dempseys – beaten finalists last year but haven’t added to their team with possible exception of Brian Meredith. Will be there or thereabouts

4.       Emo – this might surprise some people but they have a very nice balance to their team. A bit weak at the back though. In very hard luck against B Abbey.

5.       Killeshin – have done nothing wrong so far. Two solid wins although left it late against A Killeen. Scope for improvement with three very good lads returning from USA.

6.       Ballyroan Abbey – unlucky to have to go to two replays. Think they will edge Josephs. A young team with big potential to improve.

7.       Graigue – far too inconsistent to win it but capable on their day of beating anyone. I think Emo will scrape by them although if Byrne and O'Reilly come back, maybe not.

8.       Ballylinan – Haven’t impressed yet but Walsh’s return might just get them into a quarter final. Dunne is one of the best forwards in the championship.

9.       Josephs – Should be way better than they are showing. A lot of lads miss a year here and there and they never seem to be working off a full squad.

10.   Courtwood – Good first 15 but I have doubts about their bench. Ballylinan game could be a bridge too far. Donoher not being fully fit is a huge blow for them.

11.   Arles Killeen – An aging team who depend so much on Donie K (and to a lesser extent his brother). Got a fortunate draw in Round 3 though.

12.   Ballyfin – Could leave me with a red face as they played very well against Crettyard. Wouldn’t be huge shock if they beat A Killeen but I can’t see them stopping the Kingstons.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:20:06 PM »
Beg your pardon. 3 games. That shouldn't detract from the main point. If we're looking to offer a better standard of football to lads who might be interested in that, we could go Divisional sides or giving lads access to Senior clubs. Maybe someone more knowledgable could explain the rules that govern this.
Not going to claim to be more knowledgeable, but a non senior club player can't play with a senior club team. That's why the "Gaels" teams are no longer allowed.
The only way a non senior club player can play in the senior championship is if the county board accept the entry of a team formed by two or more non senior clubs.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 12, 2019, 01:33:37 PM »
Sometimes you get the impression that the Country Board would prefer managers that don't have ideas. This is quite reminiscent of the Cheddar debacle.

This is sickening if true. Weren't we told here that the CB did everything to keep him.
They most certainly did not. When are the divisional championships pencilled in for? They're not is the answer.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 12, 2019, 10:46:05 AM »
I'm hearing whispers that John Sugrue will part of Jack o'connor's team of the gets the kildare job.
I'm also hearing that the fault for Sugrue not staying on lies firmly with our county board. If true, they have serious questions to answer.
I heard that Donald Trump is actually a lizard creature wearing a humans skin to disguise himself.
Part two of my post is from the horse's mouth. Part one I heard in kildare and I cant be sure of but I'd be sick if it comes to pass.

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