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Laois / Re: The Future for Laois Football
« on: October 08, 2021, 09:04:26 PM »
I read a few articles billy whote for the papers and
he come across as a good student of the game
he's young and enthusiastic so lets see where he
bring us, wishing him well
god he will need it.

Laois / Re: Laois Senior Hurlers 2021
« on: July 22, 2021, 01:47:19 PM »
A very interesting post, 
very surprised if true.

Laois / Re: 2021 National Football League
« on: June 13, 2021, 11:36:38 PM »
Correct if i'm wrong, laois beat armagh twice in the last two years
beat westmeath and offaly in the leinster championship
i think we drew away to roscommon
got to a leinster final, with a good few players from the team yesterday
these same counties are certainly improving
and we are going backwards.  ANSWER THAT

Laois / Re: 2021 National Football League
« on: May 16, 2021, 06:51:38 PM »
All the good vibes coming out of the camp all week
yet we were clueless today questions need to be
asked about this management team do they know
how to coach and improve this team we were in
div.2 for the last few years and we should be getting
better we looked like a div.3 team today
its just not good enough.

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: February 04, 2020, 06:38:22 PM »
Sorry my mistake,  must be old age,

Laois / Re: NFL Div 2 2020
« on: February 01, 2020, 08:31:49 PM »
Bloody Hell, What a performance tonight,   just super,

Laois / Re: Walsh Cup 2020
« on: January 09, 2020, 06:43:10 PM »
It is a bit like groundhog day but im sorry im going to have a whinge. After the unbelievably heart throbbing and unexpectedly exciting 2019, I cant help but feel extremely disappointed with the unavailability of so many players. I was sure all last years panel would be back with the addition of maybe 10 lads that also should have been there.
2019 was massive for Laois hurling, I never though I would witness such a day as we had against Dublin in the town. If you told me this time last year that we would be taking on Tipp in an all Ireland quarter final in Croke park, I would have said your off your rocker. If you told me that we would give them a serious rattle too with 14 men for half the game I would be sending you to a psychologist too. I was never as proud as I was for those three weeks. People in South Laois had a real spring in their step, a smile on their face and hope in their hearts.
You ask me why im so downbeat now? Well here it is
Cha Dwyer
Joe Campion
Picky Maher
Ciaran Collier
Leigh Bergin
Cahir Healy
Gearoid Burke
Ben Conroy
Dwayne Palmer
PJ Scully
Sean Downey
Cian Taylor
Eoin Fleming
Mark Dowling
Tricky Joe
Robbie Phelan
Stephen Phelan
There are injuries too but they can be excused. For the rest I guess its a life choice but I believe its one these lads will regret in time.
I believe 5 from the above list would start in the championship and at least 5 more would play a part. I dont want to be too critical but I was at the game in Borris last Sunday, i would say three or four of our starting team did not feel the weight of the ball once in the game, these lads are young and will improve but I would be fearful going into such a hard hitting Leinster championship. We have other lads to come in and we wont be too bad but with the list above available I think we would really take a bit of beating. Pity

In previous years,you’d be hearing

No point in committing

The Set up is shite

The management is shite

We are going nowhere,not worth my time




We were a top 6 team in 2019

We gave Tipp more of a rattle with 14 men than what Kilkenny did

And yet the above named crew won’t commit,everything is in place to build on last year but it won’t happen.

We are facing the mother and father of all battles this year even to stay competitive with everyone on board and lads have turned their backs on the county.

There’s no other Liam McCarthy county where you’d have lads refusing to play.

At least next year with Brennan gone and we gone back to disarray and momentum lost,ye can get back to moaning and bitching again

We had our chance,we blew it
I                                 I HOPE YOUR ARE WRONG, BUT I'M GUESSING YOU WILL BE RIGHT, THAT LAOIS ALL OVER                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

GAA Discussion / Re: Player Opt outs for 2020 season
« on: December 23, 2019, 07:23:49 PM »
Laois are going to be with out this year's captain Stephen Attride who is taking a year out to work in New Zealand (I think) and the Kingston brothers, Donie and Paul.                                                                                                                                                                                         
    I know of a few more from last year team Not Putting there names forward this year                                                                           
                Pity, it took us so long to get back up to div 2,  Now it look like we will be going straight down again.  [sad]                             
                              I wonder is that the reason why SURGUE left us,

Laois / Re: Next Laois football manager
« on: August 30, 2019, 10:37:02 PM »
Whatever about a manager i want to see laois get a top class coach
preferably someone with a proven track record,we have some good young players coming through
with the players that are already on the senior panel i really believe a good coach could bring our
players up another level, here are a few things we could improved on like  tackling, support play,
short kickouts, in position for breaking ball, ahead in the race for the ball, passing the ball with either hand
and hopping the ball with either hand, learning a player to give fake, shimmy, or a dummy, and keeping
the ball low when the keeper advances, maybe with the right management team in place we could hold
our own in div 2 for the coming season.  I would like to thank John Sugrue for coming in when laois were
at a low point and introducing lots of new players and getting us from div 4 to div 2 in two years well done.

Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football Championship 2019
« on: July 21, 2019, 07:49:59 PM »
There are lots of good young footballers in our County,
but after watching our seniors, u20, and minors this season
we are crying out for a top class coach,
when Eddie Brennan got the job over our hurlers the first thing
he did was to get a first class coach [Niall Cororan]
the improvement in that team in 8 or 9 months was hard to beleive
their skill level and first touch was much improved,
they were well drilled,
there tackling was very good,
and tracking back,
and got their match-ups good,
they worked their socks off,

So until we get top coaches over our footballers
we are going to stay at the same level and never get near the big teams.

Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 09, 2019, 09:19:00 AM »
I agree with those talking about development, that's the key. What what the difference between us and Cork? They had players with power and pace who could take their men on and kick off both feet. Better teams than Cork have more players with this ability. We had Kingston who could do this and O'Carroll also has it but his shooting is very inconsistent. Players like Scully take on their men but he doesn't have the kicking ability, O'Loughlin can beat his man but doesn't have the pace to burst away. The top teams have the speed and power on every line. That's why we have struggled and will struggle against teams like this. Tyrone, Dublin, Donegal etc. We're not the only ones, of course, not many will be able to compete against that level of opposition and I'd say Cork will struggle as well. So identifying youngsters at an early age who show signs of potential in this regard is important and then get them down to the centre of excellence.
That's all for the future anyway, we can only work with what we have and Sugrue has to be commended for the job he has done. The way he sets up the team also has to be commended I suppose, they give it a go, they push up and take everyone on man v man. This has provided results against teams from division 3 and 4 and brought us up to division 2 and given us runs into the last 12 in the last 2 championships. Unfortunately, when we have come up against counties from division 1 and 2, we have been beaten by 18 points against Dublin, 11 points against Meath, 14 points against Cork and the only single digit defeat was to Monaghan where we lost by 5.
People have talked about our tackling needing to improve but do we also need to tighten things up? Is going 15 v 15 wise against these teams? We learned a lot more playing against Cork than we did the week before against Offaly. That's why it was so important to get up to division 2. We can test ourselves against better teams and I'm sure Sugrue has plenty of ideas on how to deal with the step up. A disappointing end to a good season where we've gained a few players who've shown they can step up and hopefully the u20's go well tomorrow night and we get a few more involved next year.
  Great Post Nameless, And spot on,

I would like to see Sugrue bring in a defensive coach to add to his backroom team for next season,

Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: July 05, 2019, 12:05:05 AM »


GAA Discussion / Re: Cork V Laois - Round 4 Qualifier
« on: July 03, 2019, 06:44:03 PM »

Now, if Laois and Offaly were to meet in a 2nd Tier competition you would be lucky to have 500 in attendance. There would simply be no appetite for it among players and supporters.


Laois / Re: 2019 All Ireland Football Qualifiers
« on: June 24, 2019, 11:35:11 AM »
I heard John Maughan say yesterday on local radio that they set
a target of 3 goals against Sligo which they got, I'm sure he is
thinking the same way against us this saturday.

GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: June 07, 2019, 06:46:11 PM »
The doubleheader should have been in tullamore
they would be some crack aroung the town
and some atmosphere at the games,
but no, its all about the Dubs

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