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Don Draper

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #585 on: August 26, 2017, 05:00:26 PM »
Heard Laois under 14s beat Kilkenny by a point in Tony Forristal. Some win if that was against whole Kilkenny county!
It was, and they beat Limerick after to qualify for semi final.

The lead Tipp by a point in semi final at half time only to run out of gas in second half to lose 2-10 to 0-7.
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clonadmad

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #586 on: August 26, 2017, 08:57:12 PM »
Tipp bet galway in the final by 4 points

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #587 on: August 26, 2017, 09:19:43 PM »
Tipp bet galway in the final by 4 points

A step in the right direction. Hopefully the development continues on par with the likes of Kilkenny. We need to eliminate this fear of them at underage level and beyond.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #588 on: August 26, 2017, 10:30:28 PM »
Heard Laois under 14s beat Kilkenny by a point in Tony Forristal. Some win if that was against whole Kilkenny county!
It was, and they beat Limerick after to qualify for semi final.

The lead Tipp by a point in semi final at half time only to run out of gas in second half to lose 2-10 to 0-7.

Beating Limerick and Kk at A level in this competition is the most impressive underage result I have ever seen from a Laois team. We have always been fine in B competitions. Well done to the young lads and their coaches. Anyone know who is in charge?


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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #590 on: August 26, 2017, 10:52:40 PM »
Management team is Liam Dunne from C/B, Ollie Quinlan of B/K, Seamus Dooley of Rosenallis and Ciaran Muldowney.

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« Reply #591 on: August 27, 2017, 11:48:17 AM »
Absolutely delighted for the U14s. The challenge now is to develop and bring them on over the next few years. 3 good club men involved; all with sons on the team who look like great prospects.

Credit also to the U15s who competed well in the A competition. Adding a couple of players from the 14 panel should boost them further.

It's heartening to see positive results like these. We now must change these from exceptions to something more akin to the norm. There are a good bunch of players coming behind at U13 grade so now is the time to drive on. If we have coaches out there who can come in and work with our Development Squads then I hope they put their hands up.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #592 on: August 27, 2017, 07:04:58 PM »
Was the Kilkenny u 14 team their A team? Great win if it was.

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« Reply #593 on: August 27, 2017, 08:46:44 PM »
U14s beat both Kilkenny and Limerick A teams. Kilkenny were coached by DJ Carey.

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« Reply #594 on: August 27, 2017, 10:13:03 PM »
Wow! That's excellent. Let's hope they can keep together and aren't lost to the game.

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« Reply #595 on: August 28, 2017, 10:31:00 AM »
Ive mentioned in previous posts but its now more than ever that a concentrated effort to improve the resources, training facilities, strength and conditioning, top end hurling sessions and a streamlined pathway for all development squads to follow up to under 17 level needs to be brought in and implemented. We obviously have something to work with here and these players need to be shown that this is worth hanging onto. It would be a shame to let them fall away at this stage.

Its been very encouraging from the development squads this year and the minors proved that they can mix it too (bar the kk game). It bodes well but I would just love to see an ambitious plan for laois hurling being drawn up and followed through.

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« Reply #596 on: August 28, 2017, 12:50:32 PM »
To put in perspective the task we face and the achievement of our lads, our panel of 24 on Saturday was drawn from just 10 clubs. Kilkenny in contrast picked from 18 clubs, Galway and Tipperary from 16. Each Laois club is having to provide multiple county standard players in comparison with our more successful neighbours at all grades which is a big ask. Only by improving our coaching in the clubs will we achieve anything long term. I hope the initiative to get more people involved at county level and get a strength and conditioning programme up and running (there is none at the moment) works out, but we need to get this into the clubs as well to provide the players to the county. Our u14s basically ran out of steam in the end and this is no discredit to them. We had Tipperary seriously worried with ten minutes to go. When's the last time we could say the likes of that?

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« Reply #597 on: August 31, 2017, 10:03:24 AM »
Lads we need to broaden the base of clubs supplying hurlers to these development squads,while we will never have the spread of a Tipp or Cork,1 or 2 more clubs would be a welcome addition.

I had an interesting chat with the father of a Tipp u16 yesterday,who is strongly of the opinion that these tournaments need to be played over a weekend (overnight squad stays and other costs might be an issue) or on consecutive Saturdays,his own lad played 5 games on Saturday and wasn't able to fall out of bed on Sunday.

This would also help the likes of Laois drawing from a smaller pool of players,Tipp were under serious pressure up until the last 10 mins in the 14 semi,when their greater strength in depth saw them home.

The Management and back up team deserve huge plaudits for their efforts


http://www.leinsterexpress.ie/news/sport/267709/historic-wins-for-laois-underage-hurling-teams-in-tony-forrestal-tournaments.html

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« Reply #598 on: August 31, 2017, 10:42:48 AM »
If we're talking about getting a wider spread of players, you'd have to wonder why Portlaoise are not able to produce a single player capable of getting on the u-14 hurling squad???

Mountrath has one player on it. That club has also seriously underperformed when it comes to supplying inter-county players.


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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #599 on: August 31, 2017, 11:29:21 AM »
If we're talking about getting a wider spread of players, you'd have to wonder why Portlaoise are not able to produce a single player capable of getting on the u-14 hurling squad???

Mountrath has one player on it. That club has also seriously underperformed when it comes to supplying inter-county players.
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