Author Topic: NFL Div 2 2020  (Read 6781 times)

Laoiseabu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 572
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2019, 10:59:06 AM »
Confirmation this morning on social media that Stephen Attride is in Australia for the season .

les Antiques

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2019, 03:21:19 PM »
The Sugrue departure has a left a sour taste among some of the players.  He had a great representation from Portlaoise the past two years . It will remain to be seem whether the same number will make themselves available.
I don't think Donie is committing this year .
Anyway onwards and upwards Division 2 will be a minefield especially for what's at stake .
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 03:23:14 PM by les Antiques »

Butch Cassidy

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 136
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2019, 05:01:00 PM »
Quirke is friendly with Sugrue and spoke with him before taking the job. If Sugrues departure ended on a sour note dont you think he would have said it to Quirke?

The Monument Road

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 336
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2019, 05:29:51 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Silkyskillssunshinee

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 111
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2019, 05:41:53 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Don't know if what you are saying is true about Sugrue but I do tend to agree with you that we have a difficult season coming. With how small our resources are in this county, we really can't afford to go into Division 2 without our captain, Stephen Attride, and our best forward for the last number of years, Donie Kingston.

There will be opportunities for some of the young lads now, but they might take a while to get used to senior inter-county football. It would be a pleasant surprise if we were to avoid relegation in Division 2.
« Last Edit: October 24, 2019, 05:44:19 PM by Silkyskillssunshinee »

High Fielder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2019, 06:03:01 PM »
Quirke is friendly with Sugrue and spoke with him before taking the job. If Sugrues departure ended on a sour note dont you think he would have said it to Quirke?

He probably did, but maybe he decided to take it anyway. Unlike Sugrue, I doubt he was in demand, and I say that with all due respect.

High Fielder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2019, 06:11:37 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Don't know if what you are saying is true about Sugrue but I do tend to agree with you that we have a difficult season coming. With how small our resources are in this county, we really can't afford to go into Division 2 without our captain, Stephen Attride, and our best forward for the last number of years, Donie Kingston.

There will be opportunities for some of the young lads now, but they might take a while to get used to senior inter-county football. It would be a pleasant surprise if we were to avoid relegation in Division 2.

It doesn't look good does it? Your captain and best forward walking away? On the back of successive promotions as well. It asks more questions about what really happened with Sugrue. But perhaps more importantly, it makes you wonder about the point of it all. I can always understand when the disaffected or marginalised walk away, but we seem to be doing a head count before the start of every season. And you can't blame lads in fairness. It's a tough gig, and between your career and family, there's more to life than the GAA.

Laoiseabu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 572
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2019, 06:52:25 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid
Would u have any more info on who else is traveling ??

welcomehome

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 50
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2019, 06:57:50 PM »
Did donie not do the same last year with sugrue..

Junior Ex Laoistalk

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1137
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #39 on: October 26, 2019, 01:39:56 AM »
Did donie not do the same last year with sugrue..
He did, he was playing a lot of basketball last year, not sure what he's at this year..
Winners are not those who never fail, but those who never quit!

Jd

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 171
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #40 on: October 26, 2019, 01:02:56 PM »
I think Attride has put in a good few years with Laois already and to classify it as walking away is unfair on the lad. Heís young and probably has a few bob saved to go traveling and has decided to get it done before he gets older and life (marriage kids mortgage etc)  takes over. His commitment is never in doubt so a break is well deserved. I donít know much about Donie but he seems like a lad who can take or leave it. An enormous talent and I always said he could be our Michael Murphy if he had applied himself the same way. Alas he hasnít and weíll never see what he should have been so maybe we should just move on without him and hopefully Evan blossoms into the super footballer he can be.

les Antiques

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #41 on: October 26, 2019, 03:36:47 PM »
The emergence of Murphy from Port last year on the inter county scene can lessen the damage of Donie s absence .

Laoiseabu

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 572
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #42 on: October 26, 2019, 04:22:07 PM »
The emergence of Murphy from Port last year on the inter county scene can lessen the damage of Donie s absence .
Thereís no one in Laois capable of filling the boots of an on form Donie. Was unplayable on his day .

les Antiques

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 312
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #43 on: October 26, 2019, 04:31:24 PM »
The emergence of Murphy from Port last year on the inter county scene can lessen the damage of Donie s absence .
Thereís no one in Laois capable of filling the boots of an on form Donie. Was unplayable on his day .

Where did I say Murphy was going to replace Donie s boots ?

High Fielder

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 773
    • View Profile
Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2019, 09:25:45 PM »
I have a view on why Sugrue left...Some players did inform him they were packing it in and he then decided to quit. I think Donie was one of them. A few other younger lads are travelling. All the signs are for bleak period ahead in afraid

Don't know if what you are saying is true about Sugrue but I do tend to agree with you that we have a difficult season coming. With how small our resources are in this county, we really can't afford to go into Division 2 without our captain, Stephen Attride, and our best forward for the last number of years, Donie Kingston.

There will be opportunities for some of the young lads now, but they might take a while to get used to senior inter-county football. It would be a pleasant surprise if we were to avoid relegation in Division 2.

Don't mistake what I said for criticism. It's his life and he must do whatever is best for him. He's not under contract or any other obligation, but he is captain, and it wouldn't be normal for the captain to walk away. I'm sure it has happened before, particularly in counties like Laois, but it's still not ideal.