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Laois / Re: Laois U20 Championship
« on: October 12, 2019, 08:13:42 AM »
Come on now Gaa-Smart who have ya heard !!!! I hope whoever it is has more experience than the name going around for u-17 management.  These young men need to be developed properly now so as they can progress to senior level and from what I hear money is the biggest factor rather than quality coaches. But as you said itís only rumour

The 2019 u15 manager has the minor Job.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: October 08, 2019, 06:50:23 PM »
Killian Whelan very vocal on Twitter. Someone replied to him saying Sugrue had to buy the water for a challenge game

If Iím not mistaken was it said before that there was no team doctor for example appointed this year (anyone can confirm this) Thatíd be more concerning. Along with whatever list of demands he had while he was in charge that wasnít fulfilled. Champagne dreams on a lemonade budget springs to mind and if heís not getting the backing from County Board financially and with appropriate structures heís right to walk. I also imagine the u20 job came up after leaving the Laois job rather than leaving to go manage Kerry u20s. You can hardly begrudge him managing his home county. Sure wasnít he involved in 08 with the all Ireland winning team.

I can imagine money was tight across the board especially with the hurlers going well and trying to compete to some degree at both grades.

I can confirm that

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: October 07, 2019, 09:42:14 PM »
Best of luck to John Sugrue
Different set of expectations on him now,kinda makes his reasons for leaving us look redundant,a pity he wasnít given anything like the wherewithal he will now have with the kingdom.

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:40:19 PM »
Best of luck to John Sugrue

Laois / Re: Laois Senior B Hurling Championship 2019
« on: October 07, 2019, 01:02:53 PM »
I know this isnít the popular view in a lot of places but Colt shanahoe and ourselves need to do some hard talking at adult level.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:10:51 PM »
How on earth did he not get in the faces of some of the snapchat heroes from last year after the final whistle?! He's a bigger man than the whole lot of them put together.

Commendable restraint shown by him all right for once, one of the good guys proved that revenge is a dish best served cold

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 06, 2019, 09:07:52 PM »
The Harps had a well thought out and well executed plan even though Abbeyleix/Ballinakill were roaring hot favorites going into the game.

I wouldnít be too hard on the amalgamation,those chaps were probably a little bit complacent based on results all year,what happened to them will stand them in good stead for the rest of their careers

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 05, 2019, 08:30:59 PM »
The Harps also won the u13A and u11A County titles

They are making some progress at underage

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: October 05, 2019, 07:47:24 PM »
Well done to the Harps on winning the Minor A this evening.This was their second year facing an marriage of convenience  amalgamation and fair play to them,they won by 8 points.

Laois / Re: Football Ref
« on: September 30, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
You can cut half the referees off that because a large amount hVe quit since the start of the year

Iím well aware of that,itís also highly doubtful that any of the 18 clubs who didnít supply refs at the start of the year are now supplying them at the end of the year.

Laois / Re: Football Ref
« on: September 30, 2019, 07:07:52 PM »
Thereís currently 18 clubs supplying no ref,according to the 2019 laois handbook

The Harps
Slieve Bloom
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Arles Killeen
Arles Kilcruise
Clonad (It pains me to say it)

Clubs pulling their weight
Clough Ballacolla 4
Portarlington 5
Rathdowney Errill 2
Graigecullen 3
Josephís 3
Camross 3
Crettyard 3
Park Ratheniska 2
Ballylinan 2
The Heath 2
Colt 2
OíDempseys 2

Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: September 30, 2019, 04:07:30 PM »
Sad to see Andrew leave

He was professional to his fingertips in the role.

Laois have 5 GDAís but due to turnover of staff,we have never had 5 in place.

I believe the role Colm Begley left has been filled,it will be a dual GDA.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« on: September 30, 2019, 01:24:24 PM »
god forbid they would move it out of OMP

I recently asked a couny board official why they couldnt move games around the county to grounds capable of holding games.

I was told "they didnt have the ticketing infrastructure"


Laois / Re: Football Ref
« on: September 30, 2019, 01:20:50 PM »
this needs a two if not three pronged approach

I know in 1 neighboring County in the last 10 years,which faced a similar crisis as regards shortage of Refs,each club was given 18 months to have a ref or else they wouldn't be allowed enter any Competition.

The abuse and treatment of refs in Laois is getting worse year on year,Other Counties looking in at us are shocked by a lot of what has been let go and what continues on to be let go,it wouldn't go on in other counties what is let go on here.Tipperary has of late started to dish out hefty fines to clubs as regards behavior of mentors and Players.

We could do with 10/12 more refs across both codes in the county,at the minute there's no refs to ref u11 games and we are rapidly reaching the point where there wont be refs to ref u13 games,we will be soon enough at the point where there wont be enough to ref u15 games.

its that stark

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« on: September 23, 2019, 02:58:21 PM »
Sad to see Portlaoise dropping down again. In the absence of tommy and Healy no leaders showed.
I fear for them going forward.
With the exception of the u15s their competing at B level underage so the future is not promising.

Portlaoise at Juvenile level arenít even competitive in the B in most age grades bar minor,didnít even bother to enter a Feile team this year.

Said it before and will say it again,Juvenile hurling in Portlaoise is in crisis.

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