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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #75 on: September 20, 2020, 08:58:40 PM »
Emo v Portlaoise will be an interesting one and with the form Gary Walsh is showing over the last two games his duel with Mark Timmons will also be one to watch..
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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #76 on: September 21, 2020, 11:18:32 AM »
Big chance for emo, especially if they continue using the pace in their team. Hard to know where Portlaoise are. Still hard to beat and score against but still finding it hard to score in the absence of Bruno. While taking into account the massed defense Joseph’s employed and the frees and marks scored, still only one of the starting forwards scored from play. The strong bench gave them a kick near the end but at times they seemed obsessed with keeping the ball and crabbing over and back across the field which allowed Joseph’s back into positions. Bar Gareth Dillon, I don’t think too many others drove forward to commit Joseph’s. Second time I saw Joseph’s and hard to know where they are at. They employed a fairly strict  game plan doubling up on both wings and forcing Portlaoise to play out the field. Must have been frustrating for their supporters especially when they cut loose at the end and caused all sorts of bother with their pace. Josh o brien is an excellent target man and one for the future.

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #77 on: September 21, 2020, 11:43:30 AM »
Didn’t see yesterday’s game, but would it be fair to say that Joseph’s seem to have almost decided as a club to go with this type of game plan? It seems to have transcended a few different management teams?
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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #78 on: September 21, 2020, 12:13:10 PM »
Despite underage success Josephs have been fairly poor the last few seasons at senior level. Locally they would have the tradition and consider themselves top dog etc but in recent times the likes of Kilcruise, Kileen and Ballylinan have performed much better in the championship. When was the last time Josephs made a serious challenge?
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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #79 on: September 21, 2020, 12:50:17 PM »
Anyone know what the situation is with Colm Murphy , Ronan Coffey , Paddy OSullivan and Diarmuid Bennett from portarlington? Can’t see them going all the way without those four .

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Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2020, 09:56:07 AM »
Laois SFC Quarter-finals

Ballyfin v The Heath
Emo v Portlaoise
Graiguecullen v Ballylinan
Portarlington v O’Dempseys

I think it's a very good quarter final draw. Both The Heath and Ballyfin won't have minded drawing one another one bit. Graigue and Ballylinan is not quite a derby but nearly and it will be interesting to see if Lillis can manage to get Ballylinan back to another semi final.
Emo v Portlaoise should be a decent game and despite the obituaries surrounding Portlaoise, they are still there and will be hard to beat.
Port and O'Dempseys is the one I'm most looking forward to. Port seem to have a huge crop of young talented players but I do think O'Dempseys will make it difficult for them.