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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #255 on: October 15, 2019, 03:05:24 PM »
Any club can hire its own development officer if they can come  up with half the funds ,bud no way should laois provide plaois with one for free

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« Reply #256 on: October 15, 2019, 03:23:10 PM »
I respectfully disagree. With a third of the county's population in Portlaoise, it is clear we're not maximising the potential. If the side effect is worrying about making Portlaoise more powerful, then that for me is a price worth paying.

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« Reply #257 on: October 15, 2019, 03:58:15 PM »
Plaois can pay 10000 and get 20 hrs of a  development officer  a week which would help massively in the schools and something I have  zero problem with,but let them fund it themselves they had no problem paying for flights back from australia for years

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« Reply #258 on: October 15, 2019, 04:13:19 PM »
Ive no issue with a full time dual GDA being appointed for Portlaoise Parish,It did form part of the strategic review.

I also would have no issue with a GDA covering the other urban areas in Laois also.


We currently have funding in place for 5 GDAs across the county with only 3 positions currently filled.

From talking to those heavily involved in Juvenile development,7 would be ideal.

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« Reply #259 on: October 15, 2019, 04:31:48 PM »
It makes sense really. Particularly in Portlaoise, it is obvious that we are losing the battle to keep players playing beyond a certain point. That's not something we should allow to continue

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« Reply #260 on: October 15, 2019, 04:41:28 PM »
I don't think we should ignore the fact that Portlaoise as the cardinal urban area needs attention.
It is worth noting that this is how the discussion re Dublin in the wider GAA began a number of years ago.

Ignoring it is cutting our noses off to spite our face, go full hog and we might just create a monster.
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« Reply #261 on: October 15, 2019, 05:44:57 PM »
If we are serious about maximising the potential of Portlaoise we need a strong county board willing to buy land and form at least one more GAA club in the town. Schools need to be designated to that club.eg Knockmay.  Putting nearly every child in Portlaoise into one primary school (Holy Family) is a major hindrance and an example of poor planning in a much broader sense but it can be done. Portlaoise is only getting bigger and one club will not suffice.

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #262 on: October 15, 2019, 06:03:41 PM »
I don't think we should ignore the fact that Portlaoise as the cardinal urban area needs attention.
It is worth noting that this is how the discussion re Dublin in the wider GAA began a number of years ago.

Ignoring it is cutting our noses off to spite our face, go full hog and we might just create a monster.

Most of the problems in the GAA are numbers related. There are too many matches and too many clubs in general, and not enough referees to officiate. In the context of Portlaoise, splitting them up is not the answer, but amalgamating around them is. We already have the solution at underage, and bizarrely, we walk away from it once players hit a certain age. We should be running our games to make ourselves better, but it seems to me we are waiting for the thing to level out. 

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #263 on: October 15, 2019, 06:05:46 PM »
Portlaoise and Newbridge are towns of similar size. Where Newbridge has two successful senior football clubs both side have men on kildare panel.it works in Newbridge why not portlaoise. Myself Im live in a town and everyone thinks because of the population its easy to raise money but its not we have a lot of competition from other sports within the town. Soccer swimming rugby tennis golf there just a few clubs I can name more.even outside football clubs.maybe if portlaoise and my own club Portarlington where debt free we would have the money to pay these coaches.for the Likes  of us and portlaoise in order to develop we had to buy  Land or move ground.we All know land in a town is far more expensive that land out in rural areas.

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #264 on: October 16, 2019, 12:06:58 AM »
As I said, be careful what you wish for!!
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« Reply #265 on: October 16, 2019, 08:27:44 AM »
Portlaoise and Newbridge are towns of similar size. Where Newbridge has two successful senior football clubs both side have men on kildare panel.it works in Newbridge why not portlaoise. Myself Im live in a town and everyone thinks because of the population its easy to raise money but its not we have a lot of competition from other sports within the town. Soccer swimming rugby tennis golf there just a few clubs I can name more.even outside football clubs.maybe if portlaoise and my own club Portarlington where debt free we would have the money to pay these coaches.for the Likes  of us and portlaoise in order to develop we had to buy  Land or move ground.we All know land in a town is far more expensive that land out in rural areas.

These clubs were founded over 100 years ago. There is no appetite for change in Portlaoise, so who is going to set up a second club and who would want to play for it? The problem here doesn't need to be halved or quartered. There are perfectly good foundations in Laois and Portlaoise, but we choose to give Portlaoise a free ride by trying to compete with them as small clubs. It's once in a blue moon stuff, just like county level. Numbers will always win out in the long term, because the chances of getting a better team are increased with a bigger pick. The problem for the GAA and Portlaoise in this context is wastage. How many players are slipping through the cracks because resources are scarce or there's very little interest for older players if they're not on the Senior team.

Proportionately speaking, Laois is not getting enough from Portlaoise and they're not doing enough outside Laois for the size of club that they are. I believe there's enough in all that for us to worry about, but I'm fairly sure that most people just want them to come back to the field.