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Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:37:02 PM »
Whatever about a manager i want to see laois get a top class coach
preferably someone with a proven track record,we have some good young players coming through
with the players that are already on the senior panel i really believe a good coach could bring our
players up another level, here are a few things we could improved on like  tackling, support play,
short kickouts, in position for breaking ball, ahead in the race for the ball, passing the ball with either hand
and hopping the ball with either hand, learning a player to give fake, shimmy, or a dummy, and keeping
the ball low when the keeper advances, maybe with the right management team in place we could hold
our own in div 2 for the coming season.  I would like to thank John Sugrue for coming in when laois were
at a low point and introducing lots of new players and getting us from div 4 to div 2 in two years well done.

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football Championship 2019
« on: July 21, 2019, 07:49:59 PM »
There are lots of good young footballers in our County,
but after watching our seniors, u20, and minors this season
we are crying out for a top class coach,
when Eddie Brennan got the job over our hurlers the first thing
he did was to get a first class coach [Niall Cororan]
the improvement in that team in 8 or 9 months was hard to beleive
their skill level and first touch was much improved,
they were well drilled,
there tackling was very good,
and tracking back,
and got their match-ups good,
they worked their socks off,

So until we get top coaches over our footballers
we are going to stay at the same level and never get near the big teams.

Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:19:00 AM »
I agree with those talking about development, that's the key. What what the difference between us and Cork? They had players with power and pace who could take their men on and kick off both feet. Better teams than Cork have more players with this ability. We had Kingston who could do this and O'Carroll also has it but his shooting is very inconsistent. Players like Scully take on their men but he doesn't have the kicking ability, O'Loughlin can beat his man but doesn't have the pace to burst away. The top teams have the speed and power on every line. That's why we have struggled and will struggle against teams like this. Tyrone, Dublin, Donegal etc. We're not the only ones, of course, not many will be able to compete against that level of opposition and I'd say Cork will struggle as well. So identifying youngsters at an early age who show signs of potential in this regard is important and then get them down to the centre of excellence.
That's all for the future anyway, we can only work with what we have and Sugrue has to be commended for the job he has done. The way he sets up the team also has to be commended I suppose, they give it a go, they push up and take everyone on man v man. This has provided results against teams from division 3 and 4 and brought us up to division 2 and given us runs into the last 12 in the last 2 championships. Unfortunately, when we have come up against counties from division 1 and 2, we have been beaten by 18 points against Dublin, 11 points against Meath, 14 points against Cork and the only single digit defeat was to Monaghan where we lost by 5.
People have talked about our tackling needing to improve but do we also need to tighten things up? Is going 15 v 15 wise against these teams? We learned a lot more playing against Cork than we did the week before against Offaly. That's why it was so important to get up to division 2. We can test ourselves against better teams and I'm sure Sugrue has plenty of ideas on how to deal with the step up. A disappointing end to a good season where we've gained a few players who've shown they can step up and hopefully the u20's go well tomorrow night and we get a few more involved next year.
  Great Post Nameless, And spot on,

I would like to see Sugrue bring in a defensive coach to add to his backroom team for next season,

Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:05:05 AM »


GAA Discussion / Re: Cork V Laois - Round 4 Qualifier
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:44:03 PM »

Now, if Laois and Offaly were to meet in a 2nd Tier competition you would be lucky to have 500 in attendance. There would simply be no appetite for it among players and supporters.


Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
I heard John Maughan say yesterday on local radio that they set
a target of 3 goals against Sligo which they got, I'm sure he is
thinking the same way against us this saturday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 07, 2019, 06:46:11 PM »
The doubleheader should have been in tullamore
they would be some crack aroung the town
and some atmosphere at the games,
but no, its all about the Dubs

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: March 26, 2019, 08:24:05 PM »
What i like about Sugrue he is not afraid
to hauled off a player no matter who you are,
If he feel he is not playing up to the standard
of which is expected.

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: March 24, 2019, 06:59:51 PM »
Great to see Sugrue got the freetaking sorted out today,
9 from 9 [ I think ]  CONGRATULATION TO ALL.

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: March 17, 2019, 06:36:20 PM »
Taking this line from Giovanni forum

   The free taking was abysmal, the tackling was dreadful and the pace and intensity was really low.

  This is our big problem all during the league, Why can't Sugrue fix this,

Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« on: March 14, 2019, 07:41:17 PM »
One thing for sure Offaly will give this game everything
so our players need to be ready from the word go.
remember the last time Offaly in tullamore beat us
to but us down to div.4,  and that not long ago,

GAA Discussion / PAY-FOR-PLAY
« on: October 03, 2018, 07:06:29 PM »

Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2018
« on: July 31, 2018, 07:10:48 PM »
I was looking at Monaghan last night on TG4. They were huge for u17s. They looked like u21s.

And i was looking at Meath last night, there were huge to.

A kildare man that in the know, told me kildare are specially
picking Big players at a young age for there development squads
they may not be the best players at that time but with good
coaching they will improve over time, and that going on for the
last few years,  and there are now strong at senior, u20 and u17 and fair play to them.



John Sugrue’s men are possibly the worst team to reach a Leinster final for some time. I have no faith in them at all.

They got there on merit and beat what they had in front of them but they needed extra-time to get over Wexford.

The O’Moore men easily defeated Westmeath and then won an ugly game against Carlow. With Kildare gone, it turned out they had the easy side of the draw.

They won’t get anywhere near Dublin and won’t make the Super Eights either because whoever comes through the back door will end their misery.

GAA Discussion / Neil Francis
« on: June 17, 2018, 07:01:31 PM »
Neil writing in the Independent today
Still having a dig at the Gaa. :(

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