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« Reply #285 on: October 14, 2018, 07:15:47 PM »
Just seen today why Portlaoise donít win leinsters anymore . Were very very average today
Didn't need to get out of third gear really. Good effort by O'Dempseys but really a shock was never on. Ricky Maher is a transformed player. I'd imagine Sugrue will be taking a look.

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« Reply #286 on: October 14, 2018, 07:35:19 PM »
Iíd disagree they were there for the taking today . OíDempseys got very close to them on a few occasions

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« Reply #287 on: October 14, 2018, 08:20:45 PM »
They did but they also got detached and opened up at times too. It was an odd game really. There is no doubt Portlaoise have problems at midfield. It is rare for them to claim possession from kick outs. They were also at sixes and sevens facing runners. Meredith and Kehoe punctured holes a number of times. But O'Dempseys were naive close to goal and, particularly up front, despite Portlaoise under performing, they didn't win enough personal battles. They had the best player on the pitch in Meredith, but nothing to accompany him. I thought Boyle was Portlaoise's main man. He put them on the front foot so many times and always used the ball well.

I don't know what the situation is with the hurling, but to my eye, Healy and McEvoy looked tired today. If the hurlers have to play in Leinster one week, and the footballers the next, I can't see that as being a good thing for dual players. Healy in particular was nowhere near his best today

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« Reply #288 on: October 14, 2018, 08:28:48 PM »
I thought Healy was actually better than a lot of them . McEvoy was poor though . Wouldnít beat a Moorefield on that performance

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« Reply #289 on: October 14, 2018, 08:44:03 PM »
thought healy was poor by his own  standards.  still a very good player but by the looks of it today i don't think he would have the pace for inter county football anymore. thought he was beatin rather easily at times when run at. portlaoise done enough to win and  never really looked like they were going to lose out having said that they did look vulnerable in the full back line and o'deas had 2 good goal chances which they missed and thought portlaoise's two goals were rather scrappy in the build up and could have been avoided

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« Reply #290 on: October 14, 2018, 09:12:20 PM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.

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« Reply #291 on: October 14, 2018, 09:14:21 PM »
Ricky actually played decent enough this year compared to previous years I thought Don

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« Reply #292 on: October 14, 2018, 09:53:52 PM »
I think Ricky had a right year, It's hard to judge a team when essentially they are playing the scoreboard.  I think Portlaoise played poorly and probably should have won easier they seemed to play in patches we shall see how they go by the end of the year.

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« Reply #293 on: October 14, 2018, 10:19:31 PM »
Obviously delighted to win but going forward we are so open at the back we coughed up way too many opertunities in my opinion itís not like mal to do this but whoever is in his ear I hope we change tact from here on in otherwise we wonít go further

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #294 on: October 15, 2018, 10:24:28 AM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.

Jesus that is some begrudgary the day after a county final.

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #295 on: October 15, 2018, 10:34:23 AM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.

Jesus that is some begrudgary the day after a county final.

Itís points to an age old problem in Laois first impressions are fact,  this year Ricky got himself in super shape worked hard and shoved it down everyoneís throat.  Actually a lot more the type of personality in Laois that we should be looking for.  I donít know him from Adam but he should be proud of himself this year and is an example to every young player out there. Nothing like getting rewarded for hard work.
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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #296 on: October 15, 2018, 10:41:20 AM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.

Jesus that is some begrudgary the day after a county final.

Itís points to an age old problem in Laois first impressions are fact,  this year Ricky got himself in super shape worked hard and shoved it down everyoneís throat.  Actually a lot more the type of personality in Laois that we should be looking for.  I donít know him from Adam but he should be proud of himself this year and is an example to every young player out there. Nothing like getting rewarded for hard work.

Well said

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #297 on: October 15, 2018, 12:44:44 PM »
Ricky Maher man of the match in a senior county final, maybe itís true after all, Portlaoise are that far ahead of everyone that anyone could win a county title on that team.
Ah Don you're better than that.

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #298 on: October 15, 2018, 12:47:52 PM »
Don begrudging Ricky Maher ? Ricky Maher transferred from Stradbally when he was a young lad ? Don your hardly a Stradbally man ?

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #299 on: October 15, 2018, 02:11:53 PM »
Minor final decent contest. Ballyroan will probably be very disappointed to lose the lead but I think a draw fairest result. Looking forward to the replay.