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Don Draper

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #435 on: May 16, 2017, 04:05:08 PM »
Just looking at the minor team that lost to KK in leinster final in 2014 a large amount of that group are currently  involved with the seniors.


 Laois: Enda Rowland; Gavin Dunne, Ryan Mullaney, Evan Cuddy; Dwane Palmer, Ciaran McEvoy, Ronan Delahunty; Liam O’Connell, Colm Stapleton; John Lennon, Leigh Bergin, Aidan Corby; Darragh Cripps, Joe Campion (c), Stephen Bergin.

Substitutions: Ciaran Collier for Cripps (39), Mark Kavanagh for L Bergin (39), Kevin Bergin for S Bergin (49), Ronan Broderick for Lennon (51), Jack Delaney for Stapleton (58).


If we could produce hurlers of that standard every year, things will continue to improve.
Goes to show, winning minors means f**k all at the end of the day. But then we know that better than most.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #436 on: May 16, 2017, 04:13:03 PM »
What did they win?!

More seriously, though - I'd always thought Evan Cuddy was pretty good on that team. Why has he not stepped up/ what happened to him?

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #437 on: May 16, 2017, 04:14:22 PM »
What did they win?!

More seriously, though - I'd always thought Evan Cuddy was pretty good on that team. Why has he not stepped up/ what happened to him?
Nothing. Thats the point. You don't need to be winning at underage, you can pick up many a hurler off a losing team.

However, we saw plenty of minor winning teams go on to do f**k all in this county.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #438 on: May 16, 2017, 05:13:28 PM »
The big disappointments from that minor team of course are Colm Stapleton and Joe Campion. They should be backboning our senior team now.

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Don Draper

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #440 on: May 17, 2017, 03:00:03 PM »
The big disappointments from that minor team of course are Colm Stapleton and Joe Campion. They should be backboning our senior team now.
Incredibly disappointing. Campions more so.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #441 on: May 17, 2017, 05:12:06 PM »
Laois u17's v Tipp u17  North Division tonight 7:30 in the centre of excellence

Celtic Challenge

Tipp North 2 from 2

Laois 2 losses from 2

http://www.gaa.ie/celticchallenge/tables

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #442 on: May 17, 2017, 08:44:25 PM »
Tipp North division 4-14 Laois 1-02 with 10 mins left

Tipp have brought in 8 subs

Appalling

As one Tipp wag said "any of our u17 club teams would beat Laois"


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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #443 on: May 17, 2017, 09:13:27 PM »
Ft 5-21 to 1-03

Don Draper

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #444 on: May 17, 2017, 09:19:47 PM »
What do you expect? Our resources are stretched at this level, the Celtic Challenge is a pile of c**k.

Tipp wags can go f**k themselves too.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #445 on: May 17, 2017, 09:25:05 PM »
Yeah Don,the bulldog spirit should see us through.

The contrast in warmups alone would tell you,how far behind we are even against a divisional outfit

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #446 on: May 17, 2017, 09:31:24 PM »
A quarter of the counties population reside in Portlaoise, and they cant field a second team. Theres your f**king problem.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #447 on: May 17, 2017, 09:36:25 PM »
What was the Laois team? What was the Laois warm up v Tipps? It's an awful result. What's going on? Two huge losses in the space of 5 days.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #448 on: May 17, 2017, 09:42:12 PM »
What was the Laois team? What was the Laois warm up v Tipps? It's an awful result. What's going on? Two huge losses in the space of 5 days.
Its the Celtic Challenge, it benefits counties with bigger picks. We dont have the pick. Why dont we have the pick? Because half the county dont give a f**k about hurling. Why dont we have the pick? Because 1/4 of the population live in a town who outside a small core, dont give a f**k about hurling. f**k the Celtic Challenge.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #449 on: May 17, 2017, 10:24:03 PM »
Seven lads named to start never turned up tonight. Two turned up for training on Saturday. The lads who did play worked hard but were up against it from the start. Andrew Kavanagh is doing his best to get this going but lads just don't care.
In fairness, the Tipp lads have a realistic prospect of All Ireland medals to aim for in the future but what have our lads got to inspire them?