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Title: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: SCFC on June 22, 2021, 08:04:03 AM
Wins for Graigue, Josephs, Portlaoise and Courtwood in round one.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on June 22, 2021, 10:08:59 AM
ACFL Division 1A Group A Round 1
Ballyroan-Abbey   1-05
Graiguecullen       1-09

St Joseph’s          3-10
Ballylinan            0-08

ACFL Division 1A Group B Round 1
Portarlington        0-10
Portlaoise            4-11

O’Dempseys        1-09
Courtwood          2-11
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: The PRO on July 04, 2021, 08:26:06 PM
Port, O'Dempseys, Graigue and BA win this weekend. Both groups wide open.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Saint 1963 on July 04, 2021, 09:02:23 PM
Graigue lost to Joseph’s!
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: The PRO on July 06, 2021, 08:46:18 AM
Graigue lost to Joseph’s!
Apologies! :-[
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Junior Ex Laoistalk on July 06, 2021, 12:07:07 PM
ACFL Division 1A Group A Round 2
Ballylinan             0-15
Ballyroan Abbey   5-13

Graiguecullen       3-15
St Joseph's          4-13

ACFL Division 1A Group B Round 2
Courtwood           0-10
Portarlington        3-16

Portlaoise             2-12
O'Dempseys         4-07
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: SCFC on July 18, 2021, 09:04:16 PM
Portlaoise 3-11 Courtwood 0-13
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 19, 2021, 01:10:56 AM
Portlaoise team looks fairly strong again, not sure what they were at the previous season. I can only see Portarlington having the panel to put it up to them in the 2021 championship.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Heshs Umpire on July 19, 2021, 10:39:07 AM
Portlaoise team looks fairly strong again, not sure what they were at the previous season. I can only see Portarlington having the panel to put it up to them in the 2021 championship.
They still have to add David Seale, Ciaran McEvoy, David Holland and possibly Ronan McEvoy to last night's team.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: SCFC on July 20, 2021, 08:54:05 PM
Port 3-17 O'Dempseys 0-4.
Port were short Sean Byrne and Colm Murphy!
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 21, 2021, 12:06:57 AM
John Sugrue was apparently at the Port and O’Dempsey’s game. Interesting…
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: BallyroanAbu on July 21, 2021, 08:59:00 AM
Kearns is O Dempseys Manager, not that interesting.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: SCFC on July 21, 2021, 12:40:53 PM
Kearns is O Dempseys Manager, not that interesting.
What's the connection with Sugrue and Kearns?
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: redsetanta on July 21, 2021, 01:05:59 PM
Ex Laois football manager, now involved with senior hurlers, living in Laois, goes to football match........interesting!
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: town1980 on July 21, 2021, 05:43:52 PM
They are teaming up again i was told and i would be happy to see it  :)
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: High Fielder on July 22, 2021, 08:32:58 AM
I have a lot of time for Sugrue, but he left us when we were making small strides, and we've fallen off a cliff since. There isn't much to come back to in my opinion, and the standard is woeful. We live in our own little world in Laois, proclaiming players who look good against average players, only to be badly found out in the county jersey.

For the above reasons, I'd be happy to take Sugrue back, but not in the Senior role. This county nerds direction, because there's zilch right now. We just keep doing the same things badly and end up scratching our heads. Our players are physically and mentally weak as a result of being under prepared all along the grades. That rot has to stop and maybe Sugrue could contribute to that. He's not a magician so he certainly won't make what's out there now a top team, because let's face it, we don't have the players. It would be typical of the CB to try and get Sugrue because it's popular, their desperate and they want to save their own arses. But we need to be a bit more measured than that. We can't just keep planning for the short term, or plugging the gap with what looks like the right fix. I'd be happy to see Sugrue back, and I trust him enough to steer us in the right direction overall, maybe as Head of Development. Our next Senior Coach will be on a real hiding to nothing, and Id hate to see Sugrue walk away after a disappointing 2 year stint. He has more to offer than that.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Silkyskillssunshinee on July 22, 2021, 11:43:55 PM
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..
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: portlaoisekid 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.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: SCFC on July 25, 2021, 02:53:20 PM
Ballyroan Abbey beat O'Dempseys last night by around 5 points and Courtwood beat Ballylinan by around 10 points today.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: The PRO on July 26, 2021, 10:23:15 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.
Wrong thread I know but I expect Port to beat Ballyfin and Emo to beat Graigue and I can guarantee you Port would not have it easy against Emo.
Title: Re: Laois ACFL Division 1A 2021
Post by: Laoiseabu on July 27, 2021, 01:13:35 PM
The last few weeks I’ve went around and had a look at a number of club football matches in Laois . From what I can see myself it appears Portarlington and Portlaoise are miles ahead of the chasing pack and they are in a league of their own . They have the best spread of players and the most strength in depth. I reckon Joseph’s could be the 3rd best but they were comfortable beaten by an understrength Portarlington at the weekend . Portarlington should comfortably win the 2020 championship and I think they could give Ballyfin a big beating in two weeks . I expect the 2021 championship to be a two horse race between themselves and Portlaoise. A number of the other clubs seem to be struggling and it really is hard to pick out players to make an impact at senior intercounty level with a lot of the clubs .