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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #315 on: March 03, 2019, 10:33:44 AM »
I think the full back line will be Seale, Timmons and Dillon. Attride and Begley wing backs. Piggott not doing enough so far this year at centre back, although maybe he's better at wing back, or, as a man marker. Collins has to be on the radar. He doesn't do too much wrong

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« Reply #316 on: March 03, 2019, 11:11:06 AM »
They showed great battle to win that. As has been said, it looked like a Longford win until the last 20 minutes. Poor shooting and bad decision making cost us a lot in the first half. Nothing was going right for Donie, he got one good mark and we also scored some nice points but it was mixed with some really sloppy play. Even when we dominated for the last 20 minutes, we missed a lot of chances. It has to be said, the conditions were poor. The wind wasn't directly down the pitch so it made harder to convert chances, although Longford took a far higher percentage than we did.
We still have some questions over a number of positions. We need a centre back. We could put Attride there again when Seale comes back. Lillis had a tough night on a good player, I think Meaney is a better option. Scully has been very good at wing back but he offers a lot going forward. Munnelly had a good game and a great achievement to play 100 league games, he does get knocked off the ball a bit too easy on occasion though. We have tried a good few players in the league and unfortunately, some appear not to be at the right level as yet.
On the plus side, Timmons came back in and he makes a huge difference to out defence. Begley is always an option on kick outs and the freer role on the wing is really suiting him. O'Loughlin was very good. Benny Caroll had a good come back, adds some pace. As has been said above, other players to come on added pace also. O'Flynn looked solid. Murphy and Lowry did well also. Maybe a few of these deserve a start the next day to try to stake a claim. O'Carroll was good again but he and Kingston can play better. It's a huge plus that we won despite this.
Overall this league campaign has been very beneficial. It looks like we're safe now and in with a chance of promotion. We have done this while trying out a number of players and made a number of positional switches. We still have a lot of competition for places and two more games to assess further and then settle on a first 15. Going up to division 2 would be nice but staying in division 3 for another season wouldn't be disastrous as we continue to build.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #317 on: March 03, 2019, 11:26:29 AM »
I'd put Collins at corner back over Seale going forward. Thought he was really good when he came on last night, himself & O'Flynn made a real difference. Push Attride to half back. I'd give Pigott another go at centre. He's got that cuteness in him that merits another chance & can play some ball. A very disjointed performance last night but a win is a win. Slightly nervous about going to Tullamore, we never seem to play well there.

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« Reply #318 on: March 03, 2019, 05:11:50 PM »
We have had some good performances in Tullamore, not least of which was the win against Westmeath last year.

One of the pleasing things about last night, despite long patches of poor play, was the impact made by young players when introduced.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #319 on: March 03, 2019, 06:44:54 PM »
 Bring on the biffos ...

I enjoyed that last night ..crowd responded to the players and there was a decent number up there again ...

JOL had a great game ...evan was superb but Brody was my man of the match two superb saves when faced with one and ones ...the second one in particular changed the course of the match.

Well done to the player and management (Who made great changes)

Ohhh and kudos to Ross a great performance two terrific points from play I
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #320 on: March 04, 2019, 03:50:20 PM »
My ratings no disrespect to anyone as i know howmuch commitment it takes .

Brody 9 -Two crucial saves at crucial times  kickouts excellent aswell

S Attride 6 -Not one of Stephens best games  alot more comfotable in the half backs
M Timmons 8-Tough time early on but grew into the game and was a leader in the 2nd half
G Dillon 6-Poor game by his recent standards seem to struggle on his wrong side at corner back
M Scully 7- solid adds bite to the half back line must improve tackling
R Pigott 6-okay at times still think number 6 isnt his positionin the backs
C Begley 7- Few good marks went out of it for a while  but good in the last 20 when it counted
J O’Loughlin 9 - Best game in years looks a lot fitter this year.keep the left foot shots to a minimum John:-)
K Lillis 7- was on  good player struggled at times But kick passing was exceptional
S Byrne 6 In and out of the game still signs are defo there that he is a county player for the present
B Carroll 7- Grew into the game after a very weak start intelligent player with good pace and hand passing
 C Boyle 6-Not in the game much but under used in the first half when he was in space
R Munnelly 8 - wow 100 games i think he has scored 7-100 the gift that just keeps giving
E O’Carroll 9- Unplayable at times a great talent needs to practise his frees and must be kept fresh
D Kingston 7 -Surprised he got subbed was threat  without being near his best

Subs: T Collins 7- A decent shift from an honest player
S O’Flynn  7- added good drive and pace to proceedings
C Murphy 5 - showed well but lost the ball 3 times one which was a crucial turnover that nearly cost us
 E Lowry  7 A short spell but scored and was composed
P Cahillane Not on long enough to rate great talent to have on the bench


Sugure needs to take credit for the changes as well.

Anyone know why Paul Kingston wasn't togged out?????
Was named in the programme but not there on the line
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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #321 on: March 04, 2019, 04:09:52 PM »
He was centre forward for A/K last week in the Kelly Cup. .Hasn't been involved as much since Cahillanes return.

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« Reply #322 on: March 04, 2019, 04:21:23 PM »
I think I detect a hint of frustration at the inconsistency displayed by the team in recent matches in John Sugrue's comments after the match. I would hope not. I think he is the best thing to happen to Laois football in years.

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« Reply #323 on: March 04, 2019, 05:28:13 PM »
John Sugrue interview post Longford game:
https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/john-sugrue-post-longford

Ross Munnelly interview post Longford game and 100 League games:
https://soundcloud.com/midlandssport/ross-munnelly-100-league-games-and-16-years-service-for-laois

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« Reply #324 on: March 04, 2019, 06:04:05 PM »
My ratings no disrespect to anyone as i know howmuch commitment it takes .

Brody 9 -Two crucial saves at crucial times  kickouts excellent aswell

S Attride 6 -Not one of Stephens best games  alot more comfotable in the half backs
M Timmons 8-Tough time early on but grew into the game and was a leader in the 2nd half
G Dillon 6-Poor game by his recent standards seem to struggle on his wrong side at corner back
M Scully 7- solid adds bite to the half back line must improve tackling
R Pigott 6-okay at times still think number 6 isnt his positionin the backs
C Begley 7- Few good marks went out of it for a while  but good in the last 20 when it counted
J O’Loughlin 9 - Best game in years looks a lot fitter this year.keep the left foot shots to a minimum John:-)
K Lillis 7- was on  good player struggled at times But kick passing was exceptional
S Byrne 6 In and out of the game still signs are defo there that he is a county player for the present
B Carroll 7- Grew into the game after a very weak start intelligent player with good pace and hand passing
 C Boyle 6-Not in the game much but under used in the first half when he was in space
R Munnelly 8 - wow 100 games i think he has scored 7-100 the gift that just keeps giving
E O’Carroll 9- Unplayable at times a great talent needs to practise his frees and must be kept fresh
D Kingston 7 -Surprised he got subbed was threat  without being near his best

Subs: T Collins 7- A decent shift from an honest player
S O’Flynn  7- added good drive and pace to proceedings
C Murphy 5 - showed well but lost the ball 3 times one which was a crucial turnover that nearly cost us
 E Lowry  7 A short spell but scored and was composed
P Cahillane Not on long enough to rate great talent to have on the bench


Sugure needs to take credit for the changes as well.

Anyone know why Paul Kingston wasn't togged out?????
Was named in the programme but not there on the line

As usual a great summary of how the individuals fared but I thought maybe Benny Carroll deserved more than a 7. I thought that himself and John O (along with a few more) were immense in the last 20 minutes.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #325 on: March 06, 2019, 10:27:23 AM »
Interesting to see if the team starts to settle down or will changes continued to be made. There has been a few injuries but the panel seems very open ended and a lot of players tried. A few players who started or were involved in earlier games are not making the subs now. Anybody know who is on the panel at the moment.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #326 on: March 06, 2019, 05:09:35 PM »
The trialling of personnel and positions has been very worthwhile. I'd say Sugrue has learned a lot. It still appears to be quite a large squad and some more might get a chance to shine in the last two games. I'm not sure who's left but players will be cut soon, some will go with the u20's and others will have benefitted from their time with the squad and it could pay off at a future date for them. They see what it takes to make it at inter county level and they have the opportunity to work hard on what they need to improve if they have the interest and determination to do so. Having a chat with Ross Munnelly should give them a fair idea on what's required.
Looking at the starting team. It looks like only 7 positions have been decided upon. Keeper Brody, full back Timmons, one corner Dillon, wing back Begley, midfield O'Loughlin, full forward line of Kingston and O'Carroll. The other corner back position is between Seale, Collins and Attride. Wing back Attride, Scully, Collins or O'Connor, we also have a number of other half back options on the squad. Centre back appears to be between Attride and Piggott, of course Begley can go back there but they seem to want him on the wing. Lillis and Meaney will battle it out for the other midfield position unless Quigley makes an amazing recovery. The half forward line is up in the air. Boyle has been there the whole league. Kingston didn't work out at centre forward despite some promise. O'Connor has been in and out. Then we have Carroll doing very well the last day. Scully looking good when moved forward. Byrne started a few games, O'Flynn showed promise coming on, Lowry is an option and there's a good few more also. The other corner forward spot is between Ross, Cahilane, Murphy and possibly Barry and Paul Kingston. I'm probably forgetting some but I think that's the lay of the land.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #327 on: March 14, 2019, 04:24:04 PM »
Big game on Saturday.  Can see Championship esqu team starting . Panel due to be cut after the weekend.

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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #328 on: March 14, 2019, 07:41:17 PM »
One thing for sure Offaly will give this game everything
so our players need to be ready from the word go.
remember the last time Offaly in tullamore beat us
to but us down to div.4,  and that not long ago,





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Re: 2019 Allianz Football League Division 3.
« Reply #329 on: March 15, 2019, 07:59:54 AM »

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