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« on: March 28, 2016, 02:27:08 PM »
It's disappointing for all concerned. Everybody involved wants the best for laois. I do believe it all comes down to coaching received as lads develop. I'm sure if you contrasted juvenile club coaching here with top counties you'd see some differences. Its not all about money either. Club people have r to start educating themselves with current top practices - with county boards help. There is a new pathway being launched in a fortnight and hopefully that will start something but at this stage you're looking at a 10 year project.
Not knocking anybody but underage county managers have to start being people with top class qualifications and ideas. Not just former great players who have given fantastic service and coached club sides for a few years

GAA Discussion / Re: D2 Laois V Derry
« on: March 13, 2016, 11:53:57 PM »
Kieran has a broken leg unfortunately

« on: February 29, 2016, 03:02:46 PM »
Very good performance. Everyone fought until the end. Lost their way a bit in the 3rd quarter but came back strongly. Moved the ball very well at times but occasionally resorted to long hopeful balls into the full forward line which Tyrone lapped up.
they are so well drilled and never seem to switch off or hesitate. When they attack runners go each side of the ball. We still don't do that every time. I think that's why Niall donoher and Paul cahillane seemed to be running aimless at times, they had no support. Not picking on him cos i thought he gave an outstanding display but as an example at 1 stage in the 1st half Robbie kehoe handpassed to Niall donoher on our half forward line under the stand. He immediately turned and started trotting back leaving Niall with no support. 3 Tyrone players forced Niall into the corner and turned over the ball. They then immediately attacked at pace and scored. In a similar situation their cornerback would have continued running to support and his position would be covered. It's a tough disciplined game they play. You need to be extremely fit, fully focussed and prepared to work. It will take our lads a while to completely tune in but they showed signs yesterday they can play that type of game to a decent level.
big game now next week

Laois / Re: Laois Under 21 football team 2016
« on: February 26, 2016, 10:28:35 AM »
Yeah Evan is a very exciting prospect. Very strong direct runner and well able to take a score. Just hope he doesn't turn into a 'one trick pony' and teams cotton on to his style. No harm if he's encouraged to mix it up a bit instead of constantly running with it

Laois / Re: Looking forward to Laois in 2016
« on: December 17, 2015, 02:39:19 PM »
In fairness i believe Paul o shea has put all the structures in place for abbeyleix to be successful. He has 'the Kilkenny man' in to coach the team. Management is all about putting the right people in the right positions and have everything organised properly to improve the chances of success. He played for long enough to know good hurlers. The only question will be the ability to change things during a game.

Laois / Re: Club football managers 2016
« on: December 16, 2015, 12:27:23 PM »
Anyone hear Karl o Dwyer for kilcruise?

Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:04:51 PM »
Quick question then. Who has been the most consistent or successful club in Leinster over the past 10 years?

Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 09, 2015, 02:58:27 PM »
Don't think midfield was problem Sunday. Can remember lillis, whelan & glynn all catching high balls in there in 2nd half when town were really putting the pressure on.
 Can't understand why mdma is getting so much praise he kicked away some amount of ball. Dublin weren't long dumping him to subs when a footballing midfielder (Fenton) came along. He's a workhorse and a bully but he's far from genuine midfielder. He should have dominated Sunday but he didn't

Laois / Re: Leinster Club Football and Hurling
« on: December 09, 2015, 10:07:04 AM »
1st of all i'm a townie no longer living there. i hope the players realise how proud we are of them. they were magnificent sunday. sometimes things don't go your way but from what i know of them they'll be back next year trying again.

portlaoise play a fantastic pure brand of football.. they trust their backs to go man for man and win battles. at times during the year i was waiting for the full back line to be destroyed but they grew as the year went on and i thought that line was great sunday. of course youre going to give up chances when you line out that way but i'd rather watch that type of football than some of the fare offerred. they are all footballers and dont shy away from the ball.  i hope portlaoise never abandon their football philosophy.

dont believe portlaoise are too far off winning another leinster. they seem to have good young players coming through again. some day they will be caught in laois. just hope its a team playing exciting football. sitting back and containing them doesnt work in laois. time some club threw off the shackles and had a real 'go'.

dont know how many as individuals can really offer what's needed for laois. dont believe it just as simple as 'start me or i wont play'. hope seale is brought on board. looks like he could really develop into something special

Laois / Re: Looking forward to Laois in 2016
« on: October 18, 2015, 08:43:21 PM »
You're right Tony....still Curly

Laois / Re: Looking forward to Laois in 2016
« on: October 17, 2015, 10:55:22 PM »
Best forward ever is all about opinions. Great time for Ross. Should be very proud of his career and we should be very thankful to have had opinion the one and only Curly..pure genius

Laois / Re: Senior Football Championship 2015
« on: October 05, 2015, 10:23:26 AM »
Must be very disappointing for o'dempseys. Most people probably had them as dark horses for championship at start of year. Fair play to a young ballylinan team though.

emo nearly pulled it off. Their goalie will be relieved alright.
hard to know who'll pull it off. It would be remarkable for pat Ryan to get a 3rd club to a county final.

town were always in control. Even when Killeen got it back to 3 points they tacked on 3 scores immediately. Need to improve on their own kick outs and probably a bit too pure at back with no sweeper. Killeen very poor and predictable. Ball moved very slowly compared to Town.
Town seem to have found a couple of younger lads and are renewing themselves. Their hunger and work rate is fantastic typified by last couple of points where Bruno fought like a demon to win the ball back even though the result was probably secured.

 If you're looking at some team to take over from The Town every potential club seems to be regressing. Killeen & kilcruise nearing end (it will be interesting to see where both are in 5 years) stradbally gone back a lot, port very disappointing, o'dempseys relegated. Josephs probably the likely team now but it will take a few years.

Laois / Re: Who would want to be Laois manager?
« on: October 02, 2015, 05:54:54 PM »
as regards the coaching set up The Monument Road is on the right track. The coaches employed are spreading themselves too thinly with schools, development squads, cul camps etc. I can't see why the county board don't hold at least 2 coaching courses for each level every year. That way each club would have a group of recently qualified coaches training juvenile teams. How many courses have been held in the last 2 years? How many interested people are out there weekly training juvenile teams and having to make it up themselves as they go along? If coaches were properly trained clubs would produce more players able to participate in the development squads where the paid coaches could take over. This would then supply senior players in the years ahead. The attitude of 1 or 2 lads coming through each year will suffice has to stop. There's no reason why Laois can't produce competitive teams every year in every grade. There's plenty of people willing to help and do things properly but the county board may take the lead

Laois / Re: Who would want to be Laois manager?
« on: September 29, 2015, 01:32:11 PM »
Best wishes to Mick. He will be 100% committed and will expect the same from everyone involved in Laois football. He can be abrasive and won't take a step back from anyone or anything but he is a winner. I think i remember wooly refusing to play for the Town years back unless they got rid of Mick (which is probably a commendation for Mick). Nowadays the support team is every bit as important as the main man. Hopefully he'll get good people in (not necessarily the dearest).

GAA Discussion / Re: AIFSF Replay Mayo v Dublin, Sat 5th Sept. HQ.
« on: September 05, 2015, 09:16:01 AM »
Who cares anymore?
how can underage mentors try to instill discipline on hard to manage teens when they can point to this. For an association that looked down their noses are soccer for years this is farcical. I give up.
but sure who cares the money is coming in and a horde will be delirious tonight

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