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Laoiseabu

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #135 on: May 29, 2018, 04:39:22 PM »
I think Whelan even though got on the end of a few scores is too lightweight for senior and isn't great at winning his own ball . I think Kelly isn't big enough for midfield and as was seen already is found wanting at senior level. I was impressed by Bolger at centre back and he has really developed since minor level. Eoin Dunne was doing well and was removed? Shocking decision . Maybe Tyrell should of been midfield and put Dunne full foward as a ball winner or vice versa as we were a bit small in there. Jordan Fotzpatrick from port should of been playing , would of added a bit of drive and physicality to the fowards and can score a point too.

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #136 on: May 29, 2018, 04:49:35 PM »
How many teams qualify from group

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« Reply #137 on: May 29, 2018, 05:19:39 PM »
We missed 3/4 easy point chances in 1st half think it caught up on us. We will get it hard to qualify two come out of group. Meath seem strong in this. Nevertheless i thought our lads tried hard last night.

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« Reply #138 on: May 29, 2018, 06:57:48 PM »
There was plenty to be said at the start of this thread and now nobody seems to know anything. The Coach wasn't given a chance from day one by some people and some players. I'm delighted for O'Loughlin that he proved a lot of people wrong by putting a team out who wanted to represent Laois well.
We're in a strange place when losing an 8 point lead is proving people wrong. How Padraig Kirwan was left on the line and Dean Brophy brought on is beyond me. I suppose it's not hard to figure out though really.

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« Reply #139 on: May 29, 2018, 07:24:51 PM »
Your mind was made up before we kicked a ball SCFC. Maybe you feel that O'Loghlin can never get anything out of this group, and that's fair enough. But he's there now and that performance exceeded expectations. Shifting the goalposts to suit your own agenda is a small bit mealy mouthed. He's a Laois man who cares enough to take on the job. Give him a chance and judge him after that I say

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #140 on: May 30, 2018, 02:38:01 PM »
Your mind was made up before we kicked a ball SCFC. Maybe you feel that O'Loghlin can never get anything out of this group, and that's fair enough. But he's there now and that performance exceeded expectations. Shifting the goalposts to suit your own agenda is a small bit mealy mouthed. He's a Laois man who cares enough to take on the job. Give him a chance and judge him after that I say
Ah look I'm not judging him at all. I just hate this craic of oh we ran them close being some sort of success. It's what pisses me off about the county hurling teams. I expect we'll hammer Wicklow and it will come down to the Meath game. I'm not sure it's a good idea having a player's father being a selector either. I hope to jaysus I'm a million miles wrong but I'm not convinced he is the right man for the job.

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« Reply #141 on: May 30, 2018, 02:47:46 PM »
I just hate this craic of oh we ran them close being some sort of success. It's what pisses me off about the county hurling teams.

Unfortunately, the hurling teams are not running any top close these days at all. It's hammerings nearly all the time with very very rare exceptions.

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #142 on: June 04, 2018, 08:23:33 PM »
Any report on today's match against Wicklow? A win by a point does not look like a good result.

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« Reply #143 on: June 04, 2018, 09:54:15 PM »
I was at the game and although it was close all through the standard of passing and decision making was way below what is required at county level.
This bunch of lads are giving everything for Laois and playing with passion but some of the decisions were so poor on both sides.
The kickouts were generally good and we were winning midfield but an attempt at a short kickout went to a Wicklow forward and was finished to the net.
That was a turning point and although we bravely came back from that Wicklow grew in confidence and could have won it but for a great display from our full forward Diarmuid Whelan.
This game could have went either way and Laois were lucky that a last minute effort by Wicklow barley drifted wide.


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Read about it here, much better report than I could ever give...
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/06/04/laois-keep-u-20-campaign-alive-with-wicklow-win/

Manager O’Loughlin says Laois U-20s need ‘miracle score’ against Meath to advance
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2018/06/04/manager-oloughlin-says-laois-u-20s-need-miracle-score-against-meath-to-advance/
« Last Edit: June 04, 2018, 10:10:08 PM by Junior Ex Laoistalk »
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« Reply #144 on: June 04, 2018, 10:43:54 PM »
Billy said after the game;
“If you are not allowed use your senior players, there is no reason why this competition could not be played in July or August.”
Any chance we could play a bit of oul club football Billy?🙂

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« Reply #145 on: June 05, 2018, 10:13:56 AM »
Billy said after the game;
“If you are not allowed use your senior players, there is no reason why this competition could not be played in July or August.”
Any chance we could play a bit of oul club football Billy?🙂

We get it SCFC , your not a fan of Billy . Move on .

Was at the match and would agree with Junior . The standard was poor as basic skill levels go . Both sides effort couldn't be faulted . I'd worry about us against Meath who seem to be very strong  at this level .

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #146 on: June 05, 2018, 10:23:28 AM »
Meath beat Kildare yesterday and put a huge score up against Wicklow.
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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #147 on: June 05, 2018, 10:31:39 AM »
Article above says laois need to beat meath by 25 points,seems to me while still highly unlikely a 13 point winning margin would see them through

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #148 on: June 05, 2018, 11:44:10 AM »
Billy said after the game;
“If you are not allowed use your senior players, there is no reason why this competition could not be played in July or August.”
Any chance we could play a bit of oul club football Billy?🙂

We get it SCFC , your not a fan of Billy . Move on .

Was at the match and would agree with Junior . The standard was poor as basic skill levels go . Both sides effort couldn't be faulted . I'd worry about us against Meath who seem to be very strong  at this level .
So if we play the under 20 in July and August as he suggests, when do you think the club championships should be played,?
Personally I can't see why the under 20 doesn't go back to March April early May like the under 21 used to be.

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Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« Reply #149 on: June 05, 2018, 12:38:12 PM »
I guess it boils down to what is more important. The League in Laois is a basket case and there's plenty of time and room to slot in some Championship matches. It would certainly concentrate the minds a little better because now, as things stand, it's a waste of time. So if the balance swings between bad club football and our best young footballers and what's best for them, I'd give them more consideration every time