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clonadmad

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1080 on: June 29, 2020, 01:15:30 PM »
Under 13 Hurling

A Championship  (12)

Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton
Camross
Castletown
Clough Ballacolla
Na Fianna
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Porlaoise
Rathdowney Errill
Rosenallis
St Fintans Mountrath
St. Lazerians Abbeyleix
The Harps


B Championship (7)

Ballinakill/Ballypickas
Clonad
Na Fianna B
Portarlington
Portlaoise B
Raithin Og
St Pauls

R1 - Fri 7 Aug
R2 - Fri 14 Aug
R3 - Fri 21 Aug
R4 - Fri 28 Aug
R5 - Fri 4 Sept
R6 - Sun 13 Sept
R7 - Sun 4 Oct
R8 - Sun 18 Oct

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1081 on: June 29, 2020, 01:16:46 PM »
Under 15 Hurling

A Championship

Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton
Camross
Castletown
Clough Ballacolla
Portlaoise
Rathdowney Errill
St. Lazerians Abbeyleix
The Harps






B Championship (7)

Ballinakill/Ballypickas
Na Fianna
Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Portarlington
Raheen Parish Gaels
Rosenallis
St Fintans Mountrath

R1 - Wed 5 Aug
R2 - Wed 19 Aug
R3 - Wed 2 Sept
R4 - Sat 26 Sept
R5 - Sat 10 Oct
R6 - Sat 24 Oct

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1082 on: June 29, 2020, 01:17:57 PM »
Under 17 Hurling

A Championship (10)

Borris-in-Ossory Kilcotton
Camross
Castletown
Clough Ballacolla
Na Fianna A
Portlaoise
Rathdowney Errill
Rosenallis
St. Lazerians Abbeyleix
The Harps




B Championship (5)

Park Ratheniska Timahoe
Ballinakill/Ballypickas
Na Fianna B
Raheen Parish Gaels
St Fintans Mountrath



R1 - Mon 10 Aug
R2 - Mon 17 Aug
R3 - Mon 24 Aug
R4 - Mon 31 Aug
R5 - Fri 11 Sept
R6 - Fri 18 Sept


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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1083 on: June 30, 2020, 10:33:08 AM »
Thanks ClonadMad.

Can you tell us who makes up the following teams;

Raithin Og (U13B)
Na Fianna A&B (U13-U17)

Do Clonaslee, Ballyfin or Mountmellick not have a single juvenile team of their own?
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1084 on: June 30, 2020, 09:56:57 PM »
Colt/ Shanahoe and Ballyfin/ M'mellick/ Clonaslee.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1085 on: June 30, 2020, 10:59:06 PM »
Thanks ClonadMad.

Can you tell us who makes up the following teams;

Raithin Og (U13B)
Na Fianna A&B (U13-U17)

Do Clonaslee, Ballyfin or Mountmellick not have a single juvenile team of their own?


It’s a pity to see that neither of those 3 clubs see fit to enter teams on their own even at B level.

Clonaslee seem to fallen off a cliff in the last few 2/3 years as a juvenile club

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1086 on: July 02, 2020, 07:34:18 AM »
Ah ok, I see now that Clonad are going solo at u13 level.
As well as Ballyfin, Mountmellick & Clonaslee, are Na Fianna likely to draw from a collection of other clubs also? The likes of Kilcavan, Emo, even Slieve Bloom?

Overall it’s good to see so many clubs taking the plunge at A level.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1087 on: July 02, 2020, 09:00:24 AM »
Ah ok, I see now that Clonad are going solo at u13 level.
As well as Ballyfin, Mountmellick & Clonaslee, are Na Fianna likely to draw from a collection of other clubs also? The likes of Kilcavan, Emo, even Slieve Bloom?

Overall it’s good to see so many clubs taking the plunge at A level.

Na Fianna are the “designated club” for Slieve Bloom even though a lot of their Juveniles have  transferred to Castletown in the last year.

Emo would be part of St.Pauls and they would be then isolated players from u15 onwards

In fairness to Sean Connolly he has been resisting valiantly the natural inclination of a lot of clubs to automatically head for the B and maybe pick up a handy cup.

If you have the numbers or anything approaching the level required,he will grade you in the A,end of story
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1088 on: July 02, 2020, 09:59:43 AM »
Fair play to him for that, but he also seems to have been a very active driver of the evolution of that “superclub” over the last 10 years.
I keep saying it, but it really isn’t acceptable in my opinion.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1089 on: July 02, 2020, 10:50:52 AM »
Fair play to him for that, but he also seems to have been a very active driver of the evolution of that “superclub” over the last 10 years.
I keep saying it, but it really isn’t acceptable in my opinion.

Yes there’s seems to be an element of looking after na fianna first and foremost when it comes to things like gradings and bringing in more clubs into that amalgamation

The likes of Ballyfin,Slieve Bloom,Mountmellick and Clonaslee should be able to stand on their own especially at 13 a side u13 even if they all have to go into the B

It’s doing nothing for the development of those 4 clubs having a whole load of lads standing on a sideline

Fair enough if you don’t have the numbers in any given year,then there’s a case to be made 
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1090 on: July 02, 2020, 10:05:25 PM »
Slieve Blooms future has been taken away with those transfers, over a jersey? How it was let happen is a disgrace. Realistically no player in Laois should be granted a transfer to another club inside the county, particularly a lad from a junior/small club to a senior club, bar its something like a lad moving from clonaslee to graiguecullen other than that its a small enough county, lads from every club regardless of grade should be given an oppurtunity to hurl or kick senior.

Regarding mass amalgamations at underage i feel every club should make an effort to try go solo for as long as possible even if it means playing B, Rosenallis are a prime example of this and you can see the benefits of it now for them. And even if some smaller clubs feel the need to go together they should try go with a club of simular size, surely better for kilcavan and the rock playing football together than sending young lads into mountmellick as it for mountmellick too, same with Ballinakill going with Ballypickas in hurling rather than taking lads into Abbeyleix or The Harps who have numbers on their own

All you have to do is look over the ditches where galmoy/windgap is the only underage amalgamation in Kilkenny, Ballyhale play at C level sometimes if they have to, meanwhile in Offaly you have Birr going in with two other clubs at some grades to make up teams.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1091 on: July 04, 2020, 08:34:26 PM »
Did I see it said Peter Hally is now leaving our GDA team ??

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1092 on: July 04, 2020, 09:08:54 PM »
We seem to have trouble holding onto our GDAs?
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1093 on: July 05, 2020, 12:48:36 AM »
We seem to have trouble holding onto our good GDA’s

Andrew Kavanagh,Colm Begley and now Peter Hally all gone

We have a budget in place for 5 gda’s and a games manager.

We have never been able to fill all the roles at once or keep the good ones on board
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #1094 on: July 06, 2020, 10:40:54 AM »
it's strange. Being a GDA seems like a good job to have. You'd wonder why we can't hang on to them.