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GAA Discussion / Re: Laois v Armagh
« on: July 03, 2016, 10:56:48 AM »
Or play football

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: July 03, 2016, 08:46:20 AM »
Start Mon night in New centre of excellence beside o Moore Park. U8s this week followed by u10 the following week & u12 the week after. Hurling 639 football 745. Details are on laois gaa website

Laois / Re: Newspaper Items
« on: July 02, 2016, 10:06:57 PM »
Just one question...Exactly who's bored of the experience night....can't be the kids cos it should be new kids coming through at least every 2 years so therefore it must be the adult mentors/club officials. That's part of the underage problem. Adults get bored and stale. Instead of renewing and reinvigorating the whole set up it eventually just fades off and kids suffer. It's not entirely the adults fault. They should be helped to maintain their interest and upskill themselves. Hopefully the likiof these new pathway workshops will be the start of that

GAA Discussion / Re: 2016 Leinster Football Championship
« on: June 23, 2016, 10:55:07 AM »
Of course it's the right decision. Point is if it's the right decision next Sun why wasn't it the right decision last Sat....only explanation is gaa don't care about most counties only want the galacticos filling the coffers.

Another example is Sat week...laois footballers in portlaoise at 3 - laois hurlers 80 miles away in Ennis at 7. Would you see that happening to Dublin or cork for example and it's not the first time that's happened laois

GAA Discussion / Re: 2016 Leinster Football Championship
« on: June 23, 2016, 09:53:34 AM »
They made the same 'mistake' in 90 or 94 (?) playing a Donegal match I think the same time as an Irish world cup game but they didn't learn. The only reason they're doing it now is to accommodate the dubs

GAA Discussion / Re: Match Attendances
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:19:58 PM »
Couldn't do it for laois v Armagh last week though. Everyone treated the same as usual by the gaa

Laois / Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers 2016
« on: June 22, 2016, 11:16:48 PM »
I see croke park have changed the throw in times for Sun to avoid clashing with the soccer...couldn't do it last Sat though....still think we're treated the same as everyone else?

GAA Discussion / Re: Laois v Armagh
« on: June 22, 2016, 01:18:20 PM »

Read the rulebook. It's very clear. It's also the reason the CCCC couldn't ignore the Laois error, as otherwise Armagh would have had a slam dunk opportunity to object.

Of course Laois accepted it as they know full well that a hearing on foot of an Armagh objection could have decided (perfectly validly) to kick them out of the Championship.

For a start I believe laois should accept this and move on to win the next game as we won the first. As regards not accepting....Just think of recent high profile  challenges to gaa rulings. Most would have said the rulebook was clear but plenty of holes were found. If the roles were reversed I would be disappointed if laois took Armagh's stance. If laois do win the next day it will only drive armagh football into deeper depression

GAA Discussion / Re: Laois v Armagh
« on: June 22, 2016, 10:43:10 AM »
Experience of challenges to previous GAA rulings should show you a good legal mind would probably walk all over this decision if laois wanted to go down that route. As a laois person I wouldn't like them fighting this in committee rooms. We've already won this once on the pitch (and no matter what people hide behind the truth is laois were by far the better team) and it would be preferable to do it's that way again

Laois / Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers 2016
« on: June 21, 2016, 09:56:09 AM »
Surely it's the 4th official's responsibility to oversee substitutions. It's very haphazard the way substitutions work. The soccer style would have resolved the Armagh error. Make the sub wait on the line until the man you're replacing makes his way over rather than the sub rushing on to the field trying to grab everyone's attention. Maybe they should also look at the rugby system and allow teams empty the bench given the high intensity of games nowadays. I know it might effect the flow of the game but having a clock you stop ala rugby would solve that

Laois / Re: All-Ireland Football Qualifiers 2016
« on: June 18, 2016, 08:34:47 PM »
Sometimes we should just enjoy the ride. Far from perfect but massive commitment and desire to win. The players were thrilled at the end and they deserve some joy. Watching Gary Walsh and Mick Lillis embrace at the end just showed we are a mad shower of hoors like no other

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2016
« on: June 05, 2016, 11:43:03 PM »
I've said it before and I'll repeat all starts with proper juvenile coaching. The county board should be putting a massive effort into up-skilling all juvenile club coaches from 6-12 especially. That's where all the fundamental skills are learnt. Look at Ciaran Kilkenny's ability to kick 40 yards points off left and right feet highlighted on the Sunday Game tonight. That's taught to kids U10 after that it's too late. Clubs should be delivering kids with all the basic skills (left & right) to County Development squads so they can all be brought to a higher level. These squads should not be about teaching skills but how to use them at an elite level. No reason why 50 top class kids can't be produced year on year. It would take time but you have to start

Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2016
« on: June 05, 2016, 02:43:55 PM »
We're constantly told Dublin are a professional outfit and the battle for starting places is intense so I don't buy into this taking the foot off the pedal. Gavin won't be happy with their performance. We caused them problems with our 2nd half set-up and you'd wonder why we didn't start that way. Other teams will have noted. Interesting that Cunningham was much more evident on the line after the break. Love to know who called the shots at ht and changed things. Well done to everyone. They showed pride, bravery and plenty of desire after a terrible start. Let's hope it continues and lessons were learnt

« on: March 29, 2016, 10:21:42 PM »
Blueandwhite1 you have to remember Tyrone players are probably rehearsing and implementing all those skills/strategies you list since they started representing their county at U14 level so it's a natural progression for Mickey Harte to aimply tweek things. We don't have that planned progression. Various managers at underage just seem to do their own thing. So your not comparing like with like. The whole set up has to be looked at. We can't just isolate the senior side and expect miracles if the foundation us not there.
Remember when Babs managed our hurlers he made quite an insulting comment that he was wasting time coaching skills to our senior team that U14s had in Tipp. Thankfully our hurling side seem to have gone a long way to rectifying that but I'm afraid it may be pertinent to our football side now. They're all good committed lads but maybe the whole system has failed them

« on: March 28, 2016, 07:59:57 PM »
Sometimes I think we've an over inflated opinion of our players. We haven't had a set of backs that could defend properly in years. Even in mickos time they weren't great but compensated in other ways. Laois players seem to either lunge in and get exposed or throw a flailing arm at an attacker. People might point to mc nultys time but when did we really come close to winning an important game. It's one thing keeping the score down but you're supposed to try and win games. Not saying you couldn't improve the current set up but I am saying we simply don't coach the arts of defending, tackling, kicking, decision making like other counties. Until we do that routinely with kids county wide we'll keep having the same arguments about senior managers for decades to come

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