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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #180 on: November 17, 2019, 01:46:54 PM »
St Mullins strong in the air, especially in the forwards, this is going to be tight

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #181 on: November 17, 2019, 02:41:35 PM »
Some point there from Mark Kavanagh there
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« Reply #182 on: November 17, 2019, 03:05:03 PM »
Tough on R/E particularly Paddy Purcell with that last miss. St Mullins worthy winners though. 2 excellent points from Doyle to win it.
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« Reply #183 on: November 17, 2019, 03:10:44 PM »
Some scrappy match, there. Mark Kavanagh was phenomenal!

What a year of hurling in Laois!  :D
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #184 on: November 17, 2019, 08:36:13 PM »
hard luck to rathdowney, tried hard but st mullins were worthy winners. st mullins looked a bigger team and out muscled them at times especially in the forwards but rathdowney plugged away especially mark Kavanagh. have to wonder about some of the tactics at times which seemed to invite St. Mullins onto them. should campion taken a few of the puck outs to at least get the ball further down the field??, should they have chanced paddy Purcell in the forwards for a chance of another goal?? . real missed opportunity to get to a final.

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« Reply #185 on: November 17, 2019, 11:58:23 PM »
Gutted for the lads. The quality on show from both teams was exceptional. It pains me to say it but the better team won. We failed to keep close enough tabs on Kavanagh and Doyle - not an easy task - and they got loose too many times which mainly did the damage. I think Ballyhale will have their hands full and I can't see TJ scoring 2:14 off them. The ferocity of their tackling was a big contributor today with very little room for our lads. Their ability to win the high ball was excellent. Hopefully they can now go all the way.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #186 on: November 18, 2019, 12:23:01 AM »
Hard luck to RE. A fine team who really should have made more of a mark outside the county by now.

I didnít see them the last day, but a couple of observations on today;

1. They were absolutely obliterated in the air in the middle third of the field. I donít know if TV viewers can appreciate just how dominant the Carlow half forward line were in this regard.


2. RE have extremely skillful hurlers with real talent and an exiting style. But....this is November. The number of times they chose a ďflickĒ pass off the hurl instead of a hand pass, or the receiver chose to control the pass on his hurl rather than taking it in his hand. These things may seem inconsequential, but This time of the year all of this extra milliseconds become the rocks on which your ship
perishes.

Not criticizing or nit picking. They put in a real honest effort, just feel the above needs to be pointed out. Interesting times ahead for RE. There is going to be some transition, they have the unity to get through that without standards dropping.
A real pity that 2019 hasnít ended with a Laois team contesting a Leinster Final.
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #187 on: November 18, 2019, 08:22:31 AM »
good year for r/e and laois hurling in general.  i taught roddy did not get involved as much as he shoulr for such a talented hurler, mark kavanagh head and shoulders above every1 else.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #188 on: November 18, 2019, 10:30:12 AM »
A pity the ref didn't pick up on the winning point being preceded by fouling the ball. Extra time was the least RE deserved.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #189 on: November 18, 2019, 11:24:34 AM »
It was always going to be heartbreaking for whatever side lost yesterday. They were so well matched. The quality of the hurling was top class in general. The speed and skill on show from both teams was exceptional. Ultimately, the St. Mullins ability to win aerial ball was the difference. I actually thought it was Rathdowney Errill's best performance all year so they will be devastated to have come up so agonizingly short.

You have to admire St. Mullin's and Carlow hurling in general. They have a tiny pick and a very competitive senior championship. The quality of the hurling and hurlers they produce would compete for championships in Laois, Kilkenny or Wexford. James Doyle looked like All-Star material yesterday.

For Rathdowney Errill, clearly the best team in Laois this year and put their hearts and souls into representing the county in the Leinster championship and so close to making a final. They have a fabulous spread of hurlers but will need a plan for when players like Joe Fitz, Brian Campion and Shane Dollard eventually retire and the likes of Ross King etc head towards their thirties.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #190 on: November 18, 2019, 11:26:30 AM »
A great display from R/E. Great game for this time of the year

They will be bitterly disappointed with the way it ended but they have had a fantastic year and represented the county with honesty and hard work and great hurling. They are a joy to watch and to see a game from start to finish with not one dirty stroke is a testament to 2 great teams .

Best of luck to St Mullins in the final.




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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #191 on: November 18, 2019, 11:36:23 AM »
Thoughts on this lads

With Mullins and Carlow teams taking part in the KK leagues,is it something laois clubs should look at?

Partake in kk or Tipp leagues?

It seems to have paid off for the carlow clubs

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #192 on: November 18, 2019, 12:02:34 PM »
The Harps were in KK leagues at underage for a while and didn't go so well.

Can't imagine that KK or Tipp would want a slew of Laois teams in their leagues - what's in it for them?

If we want players playing at a high level in Laois we need to look harder at permanently combining clubs at minor, Intermediate and Senior level. Easier then to focus high quality coaching at underage.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #193 on: November 18, 2019, 12:07:42 PM »
Thoughts on this lads

With Mullins and Carlow teams taking part in the KK leagues,is it something laois clubs should look at?

Partake in kk or Tipp leagues?

It seems to have paid off for the carlow clubs

What league do they take part in?

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2019
« Reply #194 on: November 18, 2019, 12:40:56 PM »
Thoughts on this lads

With Mullins and Carlow teams taking part in the KK leagues,is it something laois clubs should look at?

Partake in kk or Tipp leagues?

It seems to have paid off for the carlow clubs

What league do they take part in?

http://www.kilkennygaa.ie/fixtures?compGroupID=61407&orderTBCLast=Y