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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: October 12, 2021, 12:41:32 PM »
Letís be honest this management has a fair few holes in it,  sounds better than it is and currently Iíd have Laois 6th in Leinster hovering above Louth, Longford, Wicklow, Carlow, Wexford and Kilkenny but behind Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Westmeath & Offaly.  I would think more likely to drop down than to go up.

I would have to agree with that assessment of where Laois are currently in the Leinster pecking order, the new management setup has a lot of work to do given the fact that most of our better players are on the way out so new players need to cut their teeth at inter county level. There will be pressure on straightaway as all the teams in Div 3 are basically at the same level as Laois so we should really be challenging for promotion. I wish them well.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 24, 2021, 10:04:39 PM »

Interesting to see Cheddar stand away from the players at the water breaks.

Yes, I thought Westmeath were better for most of the match. In fairness to Scully, he was immense tonight. Had the balls to hit those ones in Rowland's area, and all.

Only in the last quarter did we come to life. The likes of Ross, and Jack standing up when perhaps they'd been a bit 'off' up to that.

Still, maybe Cheddar was right - that we're on a level with Westmeath.

Yeah Kelly's 2 points at the end were a massive scores. Still Westmeath have only themselves to blame with a missed penalty at the end and a needless sending off.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 24, 2021, 09:47:14 PM »
I actually felt sorry for Westmeath after that. Laois were not at the same pace as last couple weeks and should have paid the ultimate price for it. Some of our shooting in the first half was awful and almost cost us in the end. Westmeath's red card was silly and ultimately was the deciding factor between them teams.

Its harsh on Westmeath but Laois have maintained Div 1 hurling for another year. Hopefully we can get everyone fully fit next season and have a super competitive squad to have a right go at Div 1 and Leinster.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 24, 2021, 08:23:33 PM »
The lads need to pull the finger out in the second half, Westmeath full value for their 6 point lead but the amount of wides laois have hit has been shocking. We are lucky Westmeath are down to 14 also which should give us the edge to get over the line but they really need to up it big time or its bye bye Div 1.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 23, 2021, 02:37:12 PM »
Is Aaron Dunphy not fit to start? Colm Stapleton got very little game time. Did our sub keeper get any game time all year?

Has any county given their sub keeper game time this year??

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 22, 2021, 10:57:11 AM »
So can anyone tell me did we progress this year ??????

I would say we stayed at the same level.

Last year we lost all but one league game (we beat Carlow by a point). In the championship we got a hiding in Leinster by the Dubs and put it up to Clare in the qualifiers only losing by a point.

This year lost all games in the league but have a one to come to stay in the division. We lost got a hiding in Leinster from Wexford but put it right up to the Waterford (2020 AI finalists) in the qualifiers.

If you factor in the new management, the pandemic disruption and the litany of injuries we have had to deal with you could probably argue that they did in fact make progress as new players have been blooded and there is a healthy squad developing.

Anyway those are the facts, I guess it is up to everyone to make their own minds up.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:43:28 PM »
FT Waterford 3-23 Laois 2-21 - Waterford's second goal proved decisive as Laois just could not get back in front. Hats off to the lads, they gave it everything and think they only hit 9 or so wides. Waterford hit 20 wides but Laois hassled and harried them for the full 70. For a brief moment I thought it was going to be a huge scalp but it was not to be. Well played lads.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:22:47 PM »
Laois a point ahead at the 2nd half water break, and its deserved. They have hounded waterford constantly and a goal just before the water break has given them the edge.Whatever happens, fair play to them as it crazy hot day and they are giving every last drop for the cause.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 17, 2021, 03:08:27 PM »
Waterford scored a very lucky goal, Laois have come out in the second half and are battling like their lives depend on it. Purcell with a goal to get us within touching distance 3 points in it now. Keep it going lads!!!!

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 13, 2021, 10:16:08 AM »
Last year running tipp close this year itís unreal to beat Antrim ffs itís no different than jumping around the place after winning the joe mcdonagh cup jeez Christ simple as Eddie is a v v v bad loss to Laois hurling know disrespect to cheddar but we have. Regressed totally

Again you post males no sense, 'Regressed totally'?? How exactly, we get that Eddie Brennan was excellent and really got the best out of the group but we are still in the bloody championship despite all the setbacks this year. Laois are the only county to have taken on a new manager during the pandemic so straight away its no normal season for them, they had had a host of injuries to deal with and losing a run of games culminating in a bad championship beating at the hands of Wexford. Not easy for the group to take and given how well Antrim performed in the league it looked like we would be dropping back to JMcD cup.

Yet they showed what they are made of and although there will be plenty of sore bodies and tired limbs after that, they have to pick themselves up and take on last years All Ireland finalists a week later who lets face it will be expected to slaughter Laois. How about we get behind these lads who are giving it everything rather than moaning about things.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 12, 2021, 11:33:08 AM »
It is a huge step up from Antrim, but it would be nice to see Laois play in the same aggressive attacking manner as they did in the first half against Antrim and see how far it gets them. Im sure last years All Ireland finalist's will be expected to beat Laois comfortably but it will be a good test of where our boys stand. 

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 11, 2021, 04:11:37 PM »
Oh good Jesus yee are here raving how great it is to stay up when Eddie has us beaten Dublin competing with Tipperary ffs will yee cop on its a pure shambles with supporters buying into mediocrity if Iím wrong look at Eddieís results ,,talk about the county board me arse look at the tripe been written ffs

No one is saying this is better than when Eddie was in charge, he did a super job and it is a shame he is not still in charge, but thats not the players fault. People are delighted as it looked like this season would be a huge disaster and setback for Laois hurling where they don't win one game and get demoted in both league and championship. I don't think any Laois supporter would like to see that.

Although it was not a Tipp or a wexford we beat, it was true knockout championship and Laois played brilliant hurling in the first half, it almost fell apart but in fairness the lads who had to play a decent spell down 2 men battled manfully and pulled the result out of the fire. If Im honest I did not see the first half performance coming and it was nice to see Laois take the shackles off.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 10, 2021, 04:09:30 PM »
Well that was epic, after a brilliant first half the third quarter was as complete disaster conceding 2 goals and going down to 14 men and could have been even worse but for a penalty save. In fairness after the water break every single Laois man showed what they are made of, they dug deep and pulled out a memorable win. Hats off to them

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 10, 2021, 03:47:44 PM »
Oh no, its like the football match last week.  The hurlers were fantastic in the first half and it seemed like the second half would be a formality but they are totally collapsing in front of my eyes and like the footballers are down a man now just when we need all hands on deck. They still lead at the badly needed water break and its a massive test now for this Laois team, if they come out of this with a win it will be some effort.

Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: July 05, 2021, 12:41:14 PM »
Quirke has stood down.

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