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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #840 on: September 13, 2018, 05:58:58 PM »
Anyone hear the Eddie Brennan interview on off the ball last night........ Sounds like he's going back to basics and simplifying the game with striking, control, first touch being most important. Apparently kk had it very stripped back with huge intensity during drills and games. Could be a fairly good year no

Just listened to it there now on OTB. Great interview seems to want to do the simple things extremely well, which we have overlooked at times. First touch in Laois has been poor in past couple of years so hopefully will be somewhat rectified over time. Ariel ball we’ve struggled a lot aswell no big figure to catch ball since willie Hyland. Hopefully lads will buy into it and great to have 2 good selectors on board. Would be more optimistic if we can get the best players to commit.
I wonder will similar approach be adopted in underage development squad. Such an onus on gameplays and seem to forget the fundamentals in hurling.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #841 on: September 13, 2018, 07:32:42 PM »
His most important task is his first one. Trying to get the best players to commit.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #842 on: October 02, 2018, 12:18:16 PM »
u14 S&C training starting tonight for development squad members,2 nights a week,ditto for the u15's

good to see this finally happening

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« Reply #843 on: October 03, 2018, 07:46:29 PM »
u14 S&C training starting tonight for development squad members,2 nights a week,ditto for the u15's

good to see this finally happening

Was this not happening last year too. I remember reading about it on Twitter.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #844 on: October 25, 2018, 10:45:32 AM »
There’s a rumor going around that Ballinakill and Abbeyleix are in talks about an amalgamation.

Haven’t heard any details other than that,Ballinakill seemingly made the approach

Highly unlikely the CB would let it happen

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« Reply #845 on: October 25, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »
heard that myself, cant see why it wouldnt be let happen vlub wouldnt be any smaller than a borris/kilcotton or a rathdowney/errill or a camross. Would mean that there would be another genuine contender in senior hurling

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #846 on: October 25, 2018, 10:57:20 AM »
There’s a rumor going around that Ballinakill and Abbeyleix are in talks about an amalgamation.

Haven’t heard any details other than that,Ballinakill seemingly made the approach

Highly unlikely the CB would let it happen
Underage amalgamation also?

Would this mean Ballinakill footballers would go kick with Ballyroan Abbey?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #847 on: October 25, 2018, 11:40:07 AM »
heard that myself, cant see why it wouldnt be let happen vlub wouldnt be any smaller than a borris/kilcotton or a rathdowney/errill or a camross. Would mean that there would be another genuine contender in senior hurling

Would the fact that it’s 2 “senior” clubs combining not make it a runner in the eyes of the CB?

Definitely another genuine contender across all the grades, if it was to happen

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #848 on: October 25, 2018, 11:40:45 AM »
There’s a rumor going around that Ballinakill and Abbeyleix are in talks about an amalgamation.

Haven’t heard any details other than that,Ballinakill seemingly made the approach

Highly unlikely the CB would let it happen
Underage amalgamation also?

Would this mean Ballinakill footballers would go kick with Ballyroan Abbey?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #849 on: October 25, 2018, 11:49:48 AM »
There’s a rumor going around that Ballinakill and Abbeyleix are in talks about an amalgamation.

Haven’t heard any details other than that,Ballinakill seemingly made the approach

Highly unlikely the CB would let it happen
Underage amalgamation also?

Would this mean Ballinakill footballers would go kick with Ballyroan Abbey?

Yes


No
It would make more sense if they did. Lads kicking with Spink/Crettyard and hurling with Ballinakill/Abbeyleix/Ballyroan, the thing is a godawful mess.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #850 on: October 25, 2018, 11:51:17 AM »
Under this proposal I can see no reason why a Ballinakill player cannot now play with BallyroanAbbey, if there was an amalgamation.  It may be an unintended consequence as an amalgamation would straddle two parishes.  Note the Ballinakill player would have the option to go to Spink or Ballyroanabbey likewise in the opposite direction.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #851 on: October 25, 2018, 12:06:05 PM »
All sounds good for a combined teams chances of winning a county championship butAbbeyleix have had some great success of the past few years at underage so they must have a decent number of younglads coming through. 2 into 1 doesn't go so many of these lads as well as Ballinakill underage will not be playing senior.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #852 on: October 25, 2018, 01:07:47 PM »
heard that myself, cant see why it wouldnt be let happen vlub wouldnt be any smaller than a borris/kilcotton or a rathdowney/errill or a camross. Would mean that there would be another genuine contender in senior hurling

Would the fact that it’s 2 “senior” clubs combining not make it a runner in the eyes of the CB?

Definitely another genuine contender across all the grades, if it was to happen

Borris in Ossory and Kilcotton were both Senior when they joined, think Rathdowney and Errill were too although maybe Errill were just after been relegated im not sure, anyhow i dont know how much influence the county board can have, they could point out that they are seperate parishes and they would have to pick one as their area although slieve margy and st fintans were multi parish clubs

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #853 on: October 25, 2018, 01:36:14 PM »
Are ballinakill struggling a bit at underage ? Or are they short on numbers ? Always seems to be talk about them and an amalgamation

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #854 on: October 25, 2018, 01:49:23 PM »
Under this proposal I can see no reason why a Ballinakill player cannot now play with BallyroanAbbey, if there was an amalgamation.  It may be an unintended consequence as an amalgamation would straddle two parishes.  Note the Ballinakill player would have the option to go to Spink or Ballyroanabbey likewise in the opposite direction.

Im sure,in the event of this amalgamation happening,Spink we would be nailing down an agreement with Crettyard pronto,they are also scouting around for partners in a juvenile amalgamation