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BallyroanAbu

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #30 on: April 19, 2018, 05:44:12 PM »
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more interested to see how the younger players are doing, we are going to need them. saunders at portlaoise is getting a run with the senior team, though frank Flanagan seems to be hurling. I thought he was good last year playing with laois. Barry at o dempseys seems to scoring well and it will be interesting to see how Coffey and Murphy do with Port.

courtwood seemed to have a few good lads as well.
Saunders looked a fine player last year. Is he with the under 20's?
Whelan of Ballyroan is another great prospect as are Coffey and Slevin. O'Flynn too.

It will be interesting to see how U20's go.  I just think they will find it extremely tough going with their preparation they were quite lucky as minors in the draw they received.  I am not a fan of potential show me what you got and then I will believe it.  So far for these chaps it really is a case of big fish in a small pool.
I wouldn't read anything into this year's under 20 team. It's thrown together. Had a good win over Sligo last night but really fear for them against Kildare in the first round.
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Totally agree

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #31 on: April 19, 2018, 05:48:17 PM »
I think BallyroanAbu hit nail on head with the way we sometimes talk about young players in Laois. Big fish in small pond sums it up quite nicely. The standard of our underage teams the last few years has dropped so significantly that the few players that show any sort of talent/potential have too much expectation placed on their shoulders.   

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2018, 10:54:21 AM »
Anyone at any of the games last night?

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« Reply #33 on: April 22, 2018, 12:15:23 PM »
Portlaoise demolished Port . Port still have a lot of work to do. Already ominous signs as regards the gap between Portlaoise and the rest . This was without Holland , Healy, Flanagan, Seale, Rogers , A Kelly, Mulligan , Glynn , B Carroll , B Smyth, Dunphy, Lawless.Ronan McEvoy went off injured after 10mins. Cahillane and Bruno only played a half each too.The new guy Saunders looks like a decent player at fullback. Portlaoise could genuinely field two decent teams and still beat everyone else . Chris Finn is improving , Paddy Downey is improving , Young John Kavanagh and Jason Maher are too.

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #34 on: April 22, 2018, 05:42:17 PM »
Brian Mulligan and Adrian Kelly will not be part of the panel this year apparently. Their own decision.

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« Reply #35 on: April 22, 2018, 07:01:00 PM »
Decent enough game in the Old Pound last night.
Conor Meredith is easily the best player in the county that's not involved with Laois.

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #36 on: April 22, 2018, 10:11:10 PM »
Portlaoise demolished Port . Port still have a lot of work to do. Already ominous signs as regards the gap between Portlaoise and the rest . This was without Holland , Healy, Flanagan, Seale, Rogers , A Kelly, Mulligan , Glynn , B Carroll , B Smyth, Dunphy, Lawless.Ronan McEvoy went off injured after 10mins. Cahillane and Bruno only played a half each too.The new guy Saunders looks like a decent player at fullback. Portlaoise could genuinely field two decent teams and still beat everyone else . Chris Finn is improving , Paddy Downey is improving , Young John Kavanagh and Jason Maher are too.
makes you wonder why they pulled there intermediates out of the league

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2018, 12:13:24 PM »
Portlaoise demolished Port . Port still have a lot of work to do. Already ominous signs as regards the gap between Portlaoise and the rest . This was without Holland , Healy, Flanagan, Seale, Rogers , A Kelly, Mulligan , Glynn , B Carroll , B Smyth, Dunphy, Lawless.Ronan McEvoy went off injured after 10mins. Cahillane and Bruno only played a half each too.The new guy Saunders looks like a decent player at fullback. Portlaoise could genuinely field two decent teams and still beat everyone else . Chris Finn is improving , Paddy Downey is improving , Young John Kavanagh and Jason Maher are too.
makes you wonder why they pulled there intermediates out of the league

Makes you wonder as right....Sure they have about 40 players of a standard of Senior ...Very good intermediate level and Id say if they entered a third team they'd probably win the junior a chmpionship as well!
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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #38 on: April 24, 2018, 12:18:08 PM »
Portlaoise demolished Port . Port still have a lot of work to do. Already ominous signs as regards the gap between Portlaoise and the rest . This was without Holland , Healy, Flanagan, Seale, Rogers , A Kelly, Mulligan , Glynn , B Carroll , B Smyth, Dunphy, Lawless.Ronan McEvoy went off injured after 10mins. Cahillane and Bruno only played a half each too.The new guy Saunders looks like a decent player at fullback. Portlaoise could genuinely field two decent teams and still beat everyone else . Chris Finn is improving , Paddy Downey is improving , Young John Kavanagh and Jason Maher are too.
makes you wonder why they pulled there intermediates out of the league
They didn't have a chair or Sec at the time, let alone an Inter mgt. Portlaoise's senior footballers mask a club with problems, its a shame because its not just them that suffer, Laois suffers because of their inefficiencies.

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #39 on: April 26, 2018, 08:54:39 PM »
Just back from Delaney Park, someone call the guards, as there was a murder, plenty of witnesses there too for it.

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« Reply #40 on: April 26, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
Just back from Delaney Park, someone call the guards, as there was a murder, plenty of witnesses there too for it.
Park Ratheniska lads seen in tears of laughter in the little town tonight.

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« Reply #41 on: April 26, 2018, 10:43:09 PM »
Just back from Delaney Park, someone call the guards, as there was a murder, plenty of witnesses there too for it.

Saw that result, outrageous.. was it as painful to watch as it sounds? Hard to comprehend a result like that!

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #42 on: April 26, 2018, 10:48:15 PM »
Just back from Delaney Park, someone call the guards, as there was a murder, plenty of witnesses there too for it.

Saw that result, outrageous.. was it as painful to watch as it sounds? Hard to comprehend a result like that!

They’ll be parking the bus the next day to keep score down. You’d feel for the Stradbally lads getting unmerciful hammering.
It's hardly possible to build anything if frustration, bitterness and a mood of helplessness prevail

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #43 on: April 26, 2018, 11:11:32 PM »
Stradbally have been doing well up to this beating Odempseys last week and Graigue the week before . Can't see how anyone will cope with Portlaoise. Portlaoise also had a good sprinkle of their second team playing tonight too

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Re: 2018 ACFL Division 1
« Reply #44 on: April 26, 2018, 11:12:28 PM »
Just back from Delaney Park, someone call the guards, as there was a murder, plenty of witnesses there too for it.
Park Ratheniska lads seen in tears of laughter in the little town tonight.
To quote a great Stradbally saying from bygone years, I doubt it, the little town would beat them by that much and more I’d wager.