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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2019, 10:08:27 AM »
The Laois Today article says it all. The greatest list of Can't Haves and Don't Wants ever compiled. No harm intended to the lads

Personally I think there are a few good contenders here, especially Malachy O'Rourke or Jack O'Connor. Can't Haves only exist if they are not asked, think big and anything is possible.

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/07/31/15-potential-candidates-for-the-laois-football-managers-job/
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« Reply #31 on: July 31, 2019, 10:19:06 AM »
I think the Squealers have first call on him Junior. We're going to find out very quickly that we had a good man in place and replacing him won't be easy. I'm not interested in new coaches until I know why Sugrue left. We'll know more about our future direction then

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #33 on: July 31, 2019, 11:04:15 AM »
There is no doubt we had a good man in John Sugrue, what I really liked about him was the way he was investing in the future by running the area league and bringing on some good young players.
 
Our next appointment is vital if we are to continue with the progress we have made under John.
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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #34 on: July 31, 2019, 11:29:54 AM »
To be honest, I'd say there's some reason why Sugrue left outside of family and business committments. I don't know that for sure, but I'm very surprised he's left at this time. He was building something up and was just getting started (it seemed), having built a good foundation. He doesn't strike me as a man who just gives that up unless something very negative happened. I certainly don't know this for sure but I'd guess there's some other reason there. Maybe we won't find that out eitherway.

It's hard to look at other possible managers at this time.

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #35 on: July 31, 2019, 11:36:30 AM »
A huge loss - massive blow to all  of Laois football and wont be easily replaced. Best wishes to John whatever he does. 
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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #36 on: July 31, 2019, 05:26:18 PM »
Let's ask him to stay on, because there is nothing exciting about the options that Laois Today has put forward.
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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #37 on: July 31, 2019, 05:59:57 PM »
Ignore Laois Today. Itís just click bait. End of story. Hasnít been one proper story on it all year. Our County Board need now to take their time when appointing someone new. Probably the biggest appointment in the history of the senior footballers been honest

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #38 on: July 31, 2019, 06:08:57 PM »
Hpefully, the County Board will ensure that the Divisional Championhip is a permanent part of the Laois GAA calendar from now on.

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« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2019, 06:50:16 PM »
Hpefully, the County Board will ensure that the Divisional Championhip is a permanent part of the Laois GAA calendar from now on.

Agreed. That area championship helps tell the difference between good club players and good county players. It also raised funds for a great cause, so it's a no brainer really.

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #40 on: July 31, 2019, 07:45:03 PM »
The Laois manager's job is a far more attractive position today, to any prospective manager than it was two years ago - which is a huge credit to Sugrue. A squad that are going forward with the potential to challenge for the Super 8's and playing in Division two should entice a few genuine contenders you would hope. There must be some young ambitious managers out there looking to do the footballing equivalent of Eddie Brennan. A journeyman is precisely what we don't need now.

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #41 on: July 31, 2019, 08:13:21 PM »
Stephen Rochford and …amonn Fitzmaurice two names I'd like to see been mentioned . Rochford not going to stay a  number 2 forever and Fitzmaurice is will eventually be eager to return to inter county management after his sabbatical.

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« Reply #42 on: July 31, 2019, 08:48:45 PM »
Stephen Rochford and …amonn Fitzmaurice two names I'd like to see been mentioned . Rochford not going to stay a  number 2 forever and Fitzmaurice is will eventually be eager to return to inter county management after his sabbatical.

I'd be shocked if either of them would be interested in managing Laois. They've managed All-Ireland challenging teams in Mayo and Kerry respectively. I know we've improved and have a bit of potential, but I don't think either will fancy it.

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #43 on: July 31, 2019, 10:16:39 PM »
Surprised Malachy McNulty isn't been mentioned, did good work with Portlaoise and Laois have talent from within that we should be developing.

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Re: Next Laois football manager
« Reply #44 on: July 31, 2019, 10:22:55 PM »
Let's ask him to stay on, because there is nothing exciting about the options that Laois Today has put forward.

Until I hear the reason for his departure, he remains for me the best candidate for the job. I personally don't want anyone else in there. The statement told us he was leaving and nothing else. I have enough distrust of our CB not to leave it at that. If he comes out and gives valid reasons for leaving, then fair enough. Until then, I'm growing increasingly sceptical and be damned with talk of a replacement. f**k it even Cian O Neill gave a parting statement and the Squealers hated him. Sugrue was universally well got, so I'd like to hear what he has to say. Now that would be worth reading