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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2019, 01:18:41 PM »
I feel some posters are being too hard on Donnacha. After last year he identified a need to have the the under 16s train alongside minor panel to give them extra experience and become familiar with the set-up and hopefully raise their standards. This year he has implemented that change. It will take until next year for those U16s to come through to minor and hopefully the experience of this year will prove beneficial.

I do accept that the performance during the week was poor. Perhaps after Knockbeg's successful run and the feel good mentality that has seeped back into Laois football that the Laois team on the night didn't show Carlow the respect they deserved and took victory for granted. Carlow could have been out of sight at half time. Credit though to the players for showing resilience in the closing stages of the game to battle back for a draw. Good lesson to learn early in the group stages. Hopefully they can kick on in their next two games. By looks of it there will be little to separate the four teams.

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« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2019, 02:21:59 PM »
Last year I thought the big difference between Laois and Meath was the speed and size of the Meath team compared Laois, they were on a different level. What is the team like this year? Have they natural speed in the team and a big spine?

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 29, 2019, 11:37:57 AM »
Heard the U14s lost both games to Offaly and the U15s won both games against Cavan at the weekend. Anyone at either?

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 29, 2019, 01:36:32 PM »
Was at u14s Laois split their teams  evenly and Offaly stacked theirs.  both Laois teams won one match easily and got beaten in the other. Some nice talent there with a chap from Camross and a lad from Rosenallis being two good performers. Laois had about 35 players while Offaly had near 50 and towards the end the Laois chaps were bet after 80 mins of football. Not a bad bunch of players

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2019, 02:16:04 PM »
Was at u14s Laois split their teams  evenly and Offaly stacked theirs.  both Laois teams won one match easily and got beaten in the other. Some nice talent there with a chap from Camross and a lad from Rosenallis being two good performers. Laois had about 35 players while Offaly had near 50 and towards the end the Laois chaps were bet after 80 mins of football. Not a bad bunch of players

Sounds positive enough !

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #20 on: April 29, 2019, 06:51:25 PM »
Wasn't there but heard Laois were very impressive v Cavan

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 08:04:04 PM »
Saw Laois under 16s beat Louth on Saturday in portarlington. I was told they also beat limerick earlier on in the morning. Not sure how strong each team were, but I suppose a win is a win.

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 30, 2019, 08:35:35 AM »
Wasn't there but heard Laois were very impressive v Cavan

Was at training last night, one of the lads sons is on the panel, said they were excellent against Cavan bar the first 10 minutes or so where they were on top but missed alot of goal chances. 6-11 to 2-9 he had it. Cavan were handy enough in the first half but the match ups were got right in the second half and Laois kicked on. Said new management took it over this year and seems to be going well. They have Offaly next.

Good win for the 16s, its a hard year when you miss your top players to Minor. Its good for that group to keep playing well for when they turn next year.

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #23 on: May 07, 2019, 01:28:07 PM »
Changes for Laois minor footballers ahead of crucial Westmeath clash
https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/05/06/changes-for-laois-minor-footballers-ahead-of-crucial-westmeath-clash/


Laois v Westmeath 
Wed 08/05/2019 @ O'Moore Park

                                      Michael O’Connell (Portlaoise)

         Orrie Doran (Killeshin)  Sean Greene (Emo) Jamie Kelly (St Joseph’s)
Simon Fingleton (Park-Ratheniska) Eddie Critchley (Portlaoise)  Mark Kehoe (Spink)

                      Kevin Swayne (Portlaoise), Ben Brennan (Portlaoise)

  PJ Ward (Portarlington)  Rioghan Murphy (Portarlington)  Oisin Hooney (St Joseph’s)
Colin Dunne (Arles-Killeen)  Conor Goode (Stradbally)  Brian Whelan (Ballyroan-Abbey)




« Last Edit: May 07, 2019, 01:30:16 PM by Junior Ex Laoistalk »
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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #24 on: May 08, 2019, 09:04:23 PM »
Great come back from Laois tonight! Well done to all concerned.

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2019, 03:00:11 AM »
This is the week of great comebacks, champions league, minor football..   What next .??    :-*
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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #26 on: May 09, 2019, 08:34:05 AM »
Excellent result- showed serious resolve and character. Well done to Players / Managament, now a showdown with Longford?

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2019, 11:38:50 AM »
Possibly the strangest game of football I've seen in a while. Takes some going to come back from a dreadful start like that. Not entirely sure how they won but a win is a win!

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2019, 11:48:56 AM »
Possibly the strangest game of football I've seen in a while. Takes some going to come back from a dreadful start like that. Not entirely sure how they won but a win is a win!

Did a few prospects stand out for Laois? They don't seem to be short on character anyway.

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Re: Leinster Minor Football Championship 2019
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2019, 04:10:08 PM »
Possibly the strangest game of football I've seen in a while. Takes some going to come back from a dreadful start like that. Not entirely sure how they won but a win is a win!

Did a few prospects stand out for Laois? They don't seem to be short on character anyway.
Very balanced team. No real stars. Full back Greene from Emo did well I suppose but the two corner backs struggled.