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Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« on: December 28, 2016, 05:07:22 PM »
Hi

I played hurling for the first time in years this year but outside Laois. I'm back in Laois and would prefer to play here. This year I was just playing as a junior sub more or less making up the numbers so they could field a team/have a sub which suited me as I have a huge commitment to another sport too.

For a couple of reasons I don't particularly want to play at home, mainly because they have plenty of players and wouldn't have much use for an extra body. I'd kinda like to find a club where having an extra body would be of some use!

Would I have any options for finding some club where I could just be a useful sub or is that totally unrealistic given rules etc.?

I could hurl outside Laois again but it's a lot of driving!

Thanks

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2016, 05:11:15 PM »
Speak to your club and ask would they object to you transferring to another club. I'd imagine once they're grand, it shouldn't cause too many problems in the softly applied Laois GAA transfer system. From reading the local paper recently it appears as if you could drive a ten tonne truck through the Laois GAA transfer system anyway.

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2016, 10:03:09 PM »
Hi

I played hurling for the first time in years this year but outside Laois. I'm back in Laois and would prefer to play here. This year I was just playing as a junior sub more or less making up the numbers so they could field a team/have a sub which suited me as I have a huge commitment to another sport too.

For a couple of reasons I don't particularly want to play at home, mainly because they have plenty of players and wouldn't have much use for an extra body. I'd kinda like to find a club where having an extra body would be of some use!

Would I have any options for finding some club where I could just be a useful sub or is that totally unrealistic given rules etc.?

I could hurl outside Laois again but it's a lot of driving!

Thanks
Inter county transfer will be no problem. I'd say no club in Laois would refuse an extra hurler.
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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #3 on: December 29, 2016, 12:06:36 AM »
Hi

I played hurling for the first time in years this year but outside Laois. I'm back in Laois and would prefer to play here. This year I was just playing as a junior sub more or less making up the numbers so they could field a team/have a sub which suited me as I have a huge commitment to another sport too.

For a couple of reasons I don't particularly want to play at home, mainly because they have plenty of players and wouldn't have much use for an extra body. I'd kinda like to find a club where having an extra body would be of some use!

Would I have any options for finding some club where I could just be a useful sub or is that totally unrealistic given rules etc.?

I could hurl outside Laois again but it's a lot of driving!

Thanks

Hello and welcome to the laois forum, the small clubs in laois and tipp that sound like your best needs would be kyle gaa(4 mins from roscrea town) knock gaa(small junior club that play in clonmore for home and training) killavilla(3 mins from roacrea although joined with ballyskeneach) and the clubs iv mentioned are hurling clubs on the tipp border,offaly laois border and tipperary mid division which is knock gaa, these clubs have been struggling with numbers for years but if you need any more info pm me or add as friend and i will gladly advise as best i can, watch out for keyser soze here, turns most threads into a "im better than you and know it all kind of guy but the rest of the people here are respectful

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #4 on: December 29, 2016, 11:39:08 AM »
Thanks for all the replies!

@tcrilly often wondered about that pitch around killavilla, didn't realise there was an actual club!

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« Reply #5 on: December 29, 2016, 12:12:39 PM »
Thanks for all the replies!

@tcrilly often wondered about that pitch around killavilla, didn't realise there was an actual club!

Yeah but even as an amalgamated club they struggle to field a team now the way things are gone

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #6 on: December 29, 2016, 03:39:41 PM »
watch out for keyser soze here, turns most threads into a "im better than you and know it all kind of guy but the rest of the people here are respectful

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #7 on: December 30, 2016, 08:48:02 PM »
Another question... how does the system work in Laois exactly, you play in the parish you live in and that's pretty much it?

Thanks lads!

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #8 on: December 30, 2016, 11:35:13 PM »
Another question... how does the system work in Laois exactly, you play in the parish you live in and that's pretty much it?

Thanks lads!

Oh its fairly flexible, basically you can play with anyone as long as the club you are leaving agrees, if the club you are leaving objects then you would need to have an address near the club you wish to play with which has been fiddled a few times, what county is it you play in?

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Re: Looking For A Club Hurling/Advice
« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2016, 10:59:59 AM »
Dublin but I live in/am from Laois.