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Laois / Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« on: Today at 10:51:22 AM »
Have to admit to knowing absolutely nothing about this age group. What are the chances of a decent run in Leinster, does anyone know?
As an aside, that's a famous surname at number 4. Is he anything to Pat Critchley?

Nephew

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: April 16, 2019, 07:41:40 PM »
Oh right. Did he get a job with Kilkenny GAA? Not sure if he’s much of a loss to the county to be fair.

He got a job in Kilkenny

Selling Cars

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: April 16, 2019, 06:02:07 PM »
I would have imagined Ciaran Muldowney was best placed to take on the Games Manager job?

Muldowney’s gone over a year from laois at this stage

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: April 16, 2019, 04:05:34 PM »
Is there nobody from Laois able to do/get these jobs?

No there’s not

Colm Begley should a lot of potential,but he didn’t stick around long enough

Maybe outsiders from Kerry and Tipperary might bring a different perspective and drive to things.

I don’t think anyone can doubt Peter Hally’s and Jason Coffey’s commitment to the job at the minute anyways

Wasn't doubting anyone's commitment to anything. Just would like to have seen a Laois person getting it or more to the point, I would like to think we have somebody capable of doing it. Was that not Andrew Kavanagh's job? Is he not good enough?

Completely separate role to what Andrew was and is doing

This isn’t a coaching position,it’s an operational management position.

Best person should get the job and not based on where he is from

The governance and organization of juvenile games in the likes of Kerry and Tipp is well ahead of what we have here.

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: April 16, 2019, 12:28:10 PM »
Is he from a purely footballing background?
Or does it even matter?

It’s an operational role

Hopefully it should tighten up things a good bit

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Laois / Re: Strategic Review of Gaelic Games in Laois 2017
« on: April 16, 2019, 10:21:35 AM »
Is there nobody from Laois able to do/get these jobs?

No there’s not

Colm Begley should a lot of potential,but he didn’t stick around long enough

Maybe outsiders from Kerry and Tipperary might bring a different perspective and drive to things.

I don’t think anyone can doubt Peter Hally’s and Jason Coffey’s commitment to the job at the minute anyways

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Laois / Re: Castletown/Slieve Bloom amalgamation
« on: April 13, 2019, 11:39:50 AM »
I believe the Clonaslee underage hurling set-up is floundering a bit, and that they have some lads w/ Rosenalis and some w/ Na Fianna.

With Rosenallis!!!,Jaysus

Clonaslee and Mountmellick in together at minor

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Laois / Re: Castletown/Slieve Bloom amalgamation
« on: April 13, 2019, 10:55:17 AM »
Slieve Bloom lads w/ Na Fianna underage, I think.

Yes

A good few juveniles tried to get transfers out of SB to Castletown in the past 6 weeks,they were before the Laois CCC.

Na Fianna Have SB in with them at most Juvenile grades

At U15 Na Fianna have SB and Clonaslee in with them

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: April 07, 2019, 08:31:28 PM »
I'd say it was a lack of interest, rather than an 'inability'. They've also dropped down to the 'B' at u13 level, along with Ballacolla and Camross. Makes you wonder. I believe Castletown wanted to drop back, too, but weren't allowed - despite the split w/ Slieve Bloom. So, that leaves only a 5 teams in the 'A' at u13, and 11 in the 'B'.

U13 B Hurling result from this past week


Portarlington 4-10 Portloaise 1-01

Portlaoise minors are also propping up the Minor B league after losing to Ratheniska by 13 points and Mountrath by 9

No one is deriving any pleasure from this,Laois hurling needs a vibrant Portlaoise

Yes, you're absolutely right - Laois hurling does need a strong Portlaoise. However, I would be flabbergasted if the above result wasn't Portlaoise 4-10 to Portarlington 1-1, and that is was entered on the website the wrong way 'round by mistake. Portarlington and St. Paul's combined had a strong team last year at u13 (won the 'B' championship, in fact), but St. Paul's split away this year at u13, and Port. barely have enough for a team. They are working very hard over there to keep it going, but still, I think a result like that is a bit beyond them. Could be wrong, BUT... I doubt it.

Even if that was the case and I’ve spoken to a guy who said that was the scoreline

It doesn’t excuse their non participation in the Feile and their performances in the minor B league

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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: April 07, 2019, 06:48:28 PM »
I'd say it was a lack of interest, rather than an 'inability'. They've also dropped down to the 'B' at u13 level, along with Ballacolla and Camross. Makes you wonder. I believe Castletown wanted to drop back, too, but weren't allowed - despite the split w/ Slieve Bloom. So, that leaves only a 5 teams in the 'A' at u13, and 11 in the 'B'.

U13 B Hurling result from this past week

Portarlington 4-10 Portloaise 1-01

Portlaoise minors are also propping up the Minor B league after losing to Ratheniska by 13 points and Mountrath by 9

No one is deriving any pleasure from this,Laois hurling needs a vibrant Portlaoise



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Laois / Re: The future of laois hurling
« on: February 21, 2019, 01:20:59 PM »
Just reading Cheddar has taken over the reins at James Stephen s along with another good Laois man  Seamus Dwyer . These are the people the county board  need involved in the continued development of Laois hurling. But alas we know better .
Best of luck to the lads in Kilkenny I'm sure they'll do a right job there .

Laois can ill afford coaches of Cheddars quality coming to the likes of KK.

Yet another example of the drift and apathy that pervades this county but particularly at county board level

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: February 19, 2019, 09:44:29 AM »
Is there anywhere that all amalgamations at juvenile level can be viewed?

Just ask the lads here! They seem to know everything, especially Clonadmad!

I’ll take that as a compliment BM

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: February 18, 2019, 04:21:53 PM »
Portlaoise in the u13 B Hurling and u17 B Hurling

Abbeyleix Gaels (Ballinakill/Abbeyleix and some Margy Players)

Na Fianna (ballyfin,mountmellick,slieve bloom)

Na Fianna Og (Arles x 2,Ballylinan,Crettyard)

Camross Na Fianna (Camross, Ballyfin & Slieve Bloom) U17 Hurling

Spink Ratheniska football at all grades


Joseph’s in B at u15 and 17

Mountmellick Gaels (Mountmellick & Clonaslee St Manmans

That’s just the Tip of the iceberg,

Sarsfileds taking in trumera and mountrath footballers

Na Fianna  taking in Clonaslee footballers

The list goes on and on and on....

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Laois / Re: 2019 Allianz National Hurling League
« on: February 18, 2019, 09:19:06 AM »
To be honest he shouldn’t be there.
I have no negatives from the camp and no axe to grind with him or the set up but this should have been a prerequisite for getting the job.
It smacks of keeping his options open and face in the spotlight.
Laois won’t be hurling beyond June and Eddie is available for the business end.
I think it’s disrespectful.

Well said

No other Manager would double job in the way that he is doing this or be let away with it by a county board.


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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 17, 2019, 10:26:10 PM »
As I said above, Laois' infrastructure and its mechanics are a soap opera.

In these sort of arrangements, I have seen first hand the pressure that exists to get everyone on the field. People can no longer accept that their youngster, their player, does not deserve to start. So some bright spark said when we have enough of one age group, we'll register them as a single team. This is not the first time this has happened. I think this is what brought Ballylinan Genmore to its knees as well. It needs to be discussed at length and arrangements need to be set in stone. There is a feeling of Open Season about everything we do, and it's very divisive. Talk about area teams and players getting access to senior football can be shelved until this sort of nonsense is resolved
Have to agree 100% Ballylinan went on their own a few years back due to one team initially pushing for it. The Rock split with St Pauls over one team. St Josephs and Barrowhouse probably over one player but it was hard to blame Barrowhouse. The word is that Crettyard pulled the trigger on their split with Killeshin while Kilcavan went on their own once they were able to. This is only football and hurling is probably similar.  Have to admire Stradbally Parish Gaels for going the distance. There is no problem with any club going on their own if they have the numbers but they can't have it everyway. Killeshin were dead right to pull the whole thing if Crettyard initiated the latest split. Why deal with a club who will let you down when it suits them.

SPG came very close to disbanding last year over the Stradbally name in the team’s name and no recognition of the other 2 clubs
That and one club poaching another’s players


Really Don

When was there poaching in the past few years?

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