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« Reply #270 on: September 10, 2019, 11:50:28 AM »
It doesn't really matter PK. The Divisional Championship probably serves the purpose better, and there aren't that many who could make a difference anyway. The biggest problem for the new manager could well be trying to convince lads to stay. From what I can gather, a few lads are considering walking away.

We have to remember at all times that the players are the ones who make the biggest sacrifices. I think in many ways, playing for Laois must be especially tough. You more than likely work or study outside the county. You spend a lot of time commuting, not just to and from work, but also to training and matches too. You did this at a great personal cost to your wellbeing and pocket, and you do it knowing you're playing in a team that is unlikely to win even a provincial championship. I think that makes playing for counties like those immediately around us and ourselves pretty difficult. I can well understand why lads would be tired of it, and even though we were going pretty well under Sugrue, could it ever be enough?

The limbo at the moment doesn't bother me. Speaking to one of the panelists, it sounded to me like he was happy to have a break from the intensity of county training. It's not a religion in Laois like it is in Kerry or other counties where there's something on offer all the time. There is nothing to sweeten the pot for players in Laois and many counties like us. I don't blame lads for wanting to take a break and let's face it, Jim Gavin and his players wouldn't stick with Dublin for as long as they have unless they wete getting something out of it. So I'm in no rush to see a new manager in place. I'm not looking forward to starting afresh anyway after a successful period, and anyway, it will more likely than not be an underwhelming appointment.

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« Reply #271 on: September 11, 2019, 09:30:53 AM »
It doesn't really matter PK. The Divisional Championship probably serves the purpose better, and there aren't that many who could make a difference anyway. The biggest problem for the new manager could well be trying to convince lads to stay. From what I can gather, a few lads are considering walking away.

We have to remember at all times that the players are the ones who make the biggest sacrifices. I think in many ways, playing for Laois must be especially tough. You more than likely work or study outside the county. You spend a lot of time commuting, not just to and from work, but also to training and matches too. You did this at a great personal cost to your wellbeing and pocket, and you do it knowing you're playing in a team that is unlikely to win even a provincial championship. I think that makes playing for counties like those immediately around us and ourselves pretty difficult. I can well understand why lads would be tired of it, and even though we were going pretty well under Sugrue, could it ever be enough?

The limbo at the moment doesn't bother me. Speaking to one of the panelists, it sounded to me like he was happy to have a break from the intensity of county training. It's not a religion in Laois like it is in Kerry or other counties where there's something on offer all the time. There is nothing to sweeten the pot for players in Laois and many counties like us. I don't blame lads for wanting to take a break and let's face it, Jim Gavin and his players wouldn't stick with Dublin for as long as they have unless they wete getting something out of it. So I'm in no rush to see a new manager in place. I'm not looking forward to starting afresh anyway after a successful period, and anyway, it will more likely than not be an underwhelming appointment.
Agree with all your post bar the first bit. The area competition is grand but it's not the same intensity as the white heat of a senior championship quarter final. A lad will burst his gut for his club but will he do it for North Laois? A pity we have no manager to see these games.

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« Reply #272 on: September 11, 2019, 11:41:51 AM »
Whats the hold up with the new manager?

The more time goes by the more worrying it becomes..

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« Reply #273 on: September 11, 2019, 01:48:55 PM »
Fair point above SCFC. I suppose the Divisionals still give a fair reflection of technical ability. And I guess if a lad wants it badly enough that desire should be evident.

As for the new Manager, I'm guessing there are a number of journeymen who would gladly take the job. We need more than that though. It seems likely that we won't be playing with a full deck next year (do we ever play with a full deck in Laois) so we need someone in the Sugrue mould who will develop players and create a system of play. Maybe we need to focus on specialised development personnel and spend big on coaches rather than getting one big name. And give the top job then to someone like Cheddar, Rigney or Critchley. I honestly don't know.

I know what I don't want, and that's a Dempsey, Kearns, O'Flaharta type figure. I think most of our coaches in Laois could do as good as any of them. If that's all that's out there (a journeyman), then just stay local and save the money.

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« Reply #274 on: September 11, 2019, 02:05:53 PM »
Who are the players that won't be on board next year?

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« Reply #275 on: September 11, 2019, 02:29:27 PM »
I see O Loughlins gone

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« Reply #276 on: September 11, 2019, 02:53:24 PM »
We're now looking for three new football managers. A bit of a disastrous off season for us.

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« Reply #277 on: September 11, 2019, 03:06:10 PM »
It has to be said that Billy did a very good job with the u20s and think he would be good for the minors if he was interested.

I would like to see someone appointed to oversee S&C for all grades in both hurling and football. This would be a full time job ala Bryan Cullen but would be an important role.

Some important jobs coming up, I would echo what others are saying and to avoid a journeyman appointment. Laois is an attractive job in that we're operating in division 2 so be interesting to see who they appoint given the high profile appointments the hurlers have done.


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« Reply #278 on: September 11, 2019, 05:53:03 PM »
Loose rumours and possible shenanigans 😂😂 and sideline behaviour  .  !? What' a load of crap . Laois football needs lads like O'Loughlin involved . Jesus we love nothing more like burying our own .

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« Reply #279 on: September 11, 2019, 08:30:54 PM »
Far from rumors by all accounts. Some of the stuff doing the rounds wouldn’t be tolerated by a junior c manager

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« Reply #280 on: September 12, 2019, 12:57:08 AM »
Even though Sugrue has left it's great to see the divisional games are going ahead again this year. This is a fantastic competition to see the best footballers Laois has to offer and for lads to step up and look for a place on the county team.

https://www.laoistoday.ie/2019/09/06/details-announced-for-second-ever-divisional-football-championship-in-laois/
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« Reply #281 on: September 12, 2019, 02:26:11 PM »
Michael Quirke.  . Didn't see this coming .
« Last Edit: September 12, 2019, 02:27:51 PM by les Antiques »

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« Reply #282 on: September 12, 2019, 02:35:24 PM »
Happy enough with that

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« Reply #283 on: September 12, 2019, 02:42:24 PM »
Agreed . He's certainly no journey man . Hear him on OTB sometimes and comes across very well .

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« Reply #284 on: September 12, 2019, 02:44:39 PM »
Yep, sounds promising.
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