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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: September 05, 2021, 07:57:41 PM »
Portlaoise kid how is it dragging a name through the mud he wouldn’t play so what are you talking about I know his back after a lot of persuasion so it’s a reality ,,without him we are weakened simple as,,stop trying to make something of it
You said he wouldn't play and he is playing so your statement was untrue. I'm not making a big deal of it, it's the least of Portlaoise worries.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: September 04, 2021, 06:57:10 PM »
Giant squid we had a different team when malachy was there our focal point is retired 2 years and brody wont play for the club so its a silly point your making mal is gone a long time and there has been plenty of retirements or have you failed to see that ?????i can list more than 10 to 12 players not there now since his time and the clubs who are comming to the fore worked on there kids clubs while we have won fek all minor and u 21 u20 championships,,great to see younger lads comming through but we have to persist for a year or two till they get a lil older ,,no junior champ no intermediate champ won in years there lies the problem for a town of this size
Incorrect with regards Brody.its a lie and you know it only too well, you will not drag a players name through the mud like that on here .

The reality is Brody has been training away and was  listed on the panel Thurs night .

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2021
« on: September 03, 2021, 08:58:50 AM »
Super win for courtwood ,well deserved.

As for Portlaoise that was truly awful on so many levels , if they play like that again it's a relegation final we are staring down the barrell of.

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Laois / Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
« on: August 26, 2021, 11:07:09 AM »
Big win for Port considering how little they would have trained since the county final and the celebrations that would have happened. It will give them a big boost going into the championship to get one over their main rivals.

Portlaoise kid, what are the new generation of Portlaoise players like? Any of last night that you could see stepping up to the Laois setup?
Yeah I be happy with the new bunch,  I would expect  a good few of them to nail down starting spots with Portlaoise and become very good players, where they go from there time will tell but I'd be disappointed if a few of them were not in or around the Laois senior panel in the next few years.

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Laois / Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
« on: August 25, 2021, 10:15:43 AM »
I thought it was an interesting match, both teams changed quite a bit from their first 15 (more so Port) and that added to it being played at a slow enough pace without any real championship intensity. First half was cagey enough stuff and the goals were killers, Port shut up shop at half time and it was game over. The wide count killed Portlaoise.

One thing that struck me last night is how well coached Port are , their manager has them in some order and provided a superb defensive performance.

There is more to come from both teams and for the first time in many years we have two teams whose year will be a total underachievement if they dont win the county title and thats a good thing for the championship.

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: August 22, 2021, 09:38:49 PM »
No reason why we can't get the problem fixed within Portlaoise GAA. It just needs a lot of financing, good planning and hard work. We have none of that right now, and we get a very poor return from Portlaoise. They get a poor return from themselves too. The facilities and structures should be in place (in a town of that size) to accommodate whoever wants a jersey, and if that means B and C teams, then fine.

Truth is we're afraid of making Portlaoise a monster, so we ignore the issue and go year to year wondering what might be. Unfortunately, for every year that passes, both Portlaoise and Laois are declining. Numbers alone will mean Portlaoise will have plenty of good days, but nowhere near as many as they should. The facilities are poor for obvious reasons, and you really would want to go there as a kid, rather than allow yourself to be encouraged. If there is a failure in some parts to want to represent what is essentially a wonderful and proud club, then what the hell chance is there of a second club being formed? What would be the motivation?

This is a CB issue. If they want what's best for Laois, they need to make Portlaoise a priority. They need to park their own blub bias and actively collaborate with Portlaoise to improve matters. Portlaoise don't have the financial resources or manpower to fix this, but they have what Laois wants and that's numbers. A Portlaoise GAA regeneration would be very helpful to the Laois cause, and if that forces amalgamations elsewhere, then that's what we must do. There are far too many clubs anyway, some of which are wasting their time as stand alone entities. Another problem for another day.....
good post but remember one thing , the CB use Portlaoise as an excuse for failure and always have , it's their get out excuse. . E.g. The CB are losing their sh1ite over Port being this example of progress of Laois football , when in reality it's nothing to do with Laois GAA but moreso how good Port are and their hard work ... Any improvement in Laois football is definitely In spite of Laois county board efforts and that's their preferred game of football , just imagine for a second what our hurlers have to go through ...

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: August 21, 2021, 10:27:05 PM »
When I think of a second club in the town of Portlaoise, I certainly do not think of splitting the current club. That, in my opinion would be counter productive both to the club and to tje GAA in Laois. No, what I mean is support being given to the birth of an entirely new club that might grow in a newish part of the town e.g. Kilminchy. Perhaps this club might start as a juvenile club initially and, eventually, become a club that supports juveniles and adult teams.
well IMO that's up to the area , and more power to them if they can set up a club and get it going , as we speak
we already see club's on the outskirts of town trying to get kids from the periphery of town to play for them,  be interesting to see how that goes as a test case for the next couple of years .

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: August 20, 2021, 04:03:28 PM »
Who have you heard PortlaoiseKid?

I'd say the more important jobs will be the minor and u20. We need to stay competitive, bring through competitive teams with players full of pace and power. You look at Mayo and they aren't the best or most skillful players but are incredible athletes. They have a good pathway for underage teams that includes a senior development panel so ensures players get proper S&C
I certainly dont know  who is getting it but seems all the stories around point to a manager close to home...

On a different topic PK, do you think that the town of Portlaoise needs a second club or do you think Portlaoise GFC are taking full advantage of the big population in the town?

It all depends what a second club in town means. I believe there is no appetite in town for a second club if that means splitting our club in two,the notion of splitting our club is horrific to me as a Portlaoise club man.If a second club wants to form (just like Kilminchy a few years back ) then absolutely work away IMO, but to split our club  would be wrong and would solve nothing from a Laois point of view. Portlaoise do quite well with players and if a player is good enough and wants to put in the effort they will 100% get their chance to play senior. I cant name one player who didn't get their chance to prove themselves at senior if they were good enough and willing to put the effort in to be a senior player.

To answer your second question we are doing the best we can and that literally is all we can do ATM with the resources at hand.It is a battle though to get kids to play but we do fairly well in that regard.



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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: August 20, 2021, 12:57:42 PM »
Who have you heard PortlaoiseKid?

I'd say the more important jobs will be the minor and u20. We need to stay competitive, bring through competitive teams with players full of pace and power. You look at Mayo and they aren't the best or most skillful players but are incredible athletes. They have a good pathway for underage teams that includes a senior development panel so ensures players get proper S&C
I certainly dont know  who is getting it but seems all the stories around point to a manager close to home...

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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: August 19, 2021, 10:00:24 PM »
I see Davy Burke has stepped down as Wicklow manager. Has a good CV.
yeah he seems like a good manager..Rumours say  county board are going with someone close to home ... Time will tell I suppose

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: August 16, 2021, 09:23:29 PM »
I'm really looking forward to when Port and Portlaoise meet in the 2021 championship. Hopefully they will be kept on opposite sides of the draw and not meet until the final. It could be a great rivalry over the next few years and with Port currently top dog in county it will surely drive Portlaoise' efforts for rest of year to regain their crown. Unlike when Stradbally won title few years back, this Portarlington team is going to be around for next 5/6 years.

It's going to be very hard for Graigue to regain the enthusiasm and drive for the 2021 championship. After shipping a comprehensive loss like that it surely will take the wind out of their sails.
it'll be interesting alright, Considering the post match interviews mentioned Portlaoise multiple times and apparently Port should be going for a 3in a row I think we can safely say Port have Portlaoise in their focus... It'll be interesting how Portlaoise react to this challenge,Port should win the next few but that's easier said than done.

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: August 15, 2021, 08:31:33 PM »
Well done Port on their 2020 title , thoroughly deserved ...

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Football Championship 2020
« on: August 07, 2021, 09:13:56 AM »
Fair play to Graigue, I can still only see Port winning it out but wouldn't it be great to see Mark Timmons get his hands on a county winners medal after his years of service ..

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Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:18:57 PM »
Jeez I genuinely thought that was lost ,fair play to them for showing they are better than div 2, but unfortunately for a long time on the line and the pitch we didn't show that ..I really thought Westmeath had done a job on us..fair play to all

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Laois / Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
« on: July 23, 2021, 10:17:34 AM »
ACFL Division 1A Semi-final

Graiguecullen 0-9 Portlaoise 4-14

That result wouldn’t exactly breed confidence for Graiguecullen going into the Senior semi-finals in a couple of weeks time. Looks very much like Portarlington’s championship to lose now..
Always was, clearly the best team left. They will win each game at a canter.

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