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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #105 on: December 12, 2016, 10:36:26 PM »
Some change from 10/15/20 years ago. Is Johnny Casey still teaching in Rathdowney?
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #106 on: December 13, 2016, 02:51:52 AM »
Johnny Casey is still teaching although I think this may be his last year. Sean Conroy has taken on the mantle of managing the hurling teams. Fergal's has always punched above it's weight but the growth of community schools has made it harder to compete. Fergal's has about 300 pupils while Mountrath has over 700. Heywood and Johnstown also encroach on what would once have been Fergal's territory.  We hope our Junior team can progress in the Leinster C competition. Having won the North section we now face the South Leinster winners.

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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #107 on: December 13, 2016, 12:20:28 PM »
Is it the case that Mountrath CS has grown considerably in recent years as they weren't on the radar as such in the last few years or is it that they are benefitting more from the likes of the Setanta programme.

Heywood have also been around for years albeit as the Salesian college so I would assume that they have always competed with St Fergals fro students. I know the ethos has changed in recent years alright but Fergals has a tradition and is in hurling country so to speak so what has been the big change. Are kids that previously would have gone to Fergals now going to the likes of Mountrath?

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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #108 on: December 14, 2016, 06:12:20 PM »
Is it the case that Mountrath CS has grown considerably in recent years as they weren't on the radar as such in the last few years or is it that they are benefitting more from the likes of the Setanta programme.

Heywood have also been around for years albeit as the Salesian college so I would assume that they have always competed with St Fergals fro students. I know the ethos has changed in recent years alright but Fergals has a tradition and is in hurling country so to speak so what has been the big change. Are kids that previously would have gone to Fergals now going to the likes of Mountrath?

Ye they definitely are. You would have had very few from, for example, Borris Kilcotton attending school in Mountrath 10-15 years ago.
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #109 on: December 29, 2016, 07:19:15 PM »
It's not about an insular approach, it's about appointing a teacher based on his ability to teach not because he's a hurler who won an auld all Ireland. As pointed out there's plenty in there who can do that as it is, typical Laois, always dazzled by the shiny trinkets.

Pat Aherne didn't have too many baubles and did a great job for a long number of years because he had a passion for it. Same with Mick Scully.

Is that the former referee from Carlow?
Did he work in Portlaoise CBS?
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #110 on: December 29, 2016, 07:26:56 PM »
It's not about an insular approach, it's about appointing a teacher based on his ability to teach not because he's a hurler who won an auld all Ireland. As pointed out there's plenty in there who can do that as it is, typical Laois, always dazzled by the shiny trinkets.

Pat Aherne didn't have too many baubles and did a great job for a long number of years because he had a passion for it. Same with Mick Scully.

Is that the former referee from Carlow?
Did he work in Portlaoise CBS?
Yes

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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #111 on: January 07, 2017, 03:33:50 PM »
Top Oil PP Leinster Schools Senior A Hurling
Full Time Laois Schools: 3-17(26)
Meath Schools: 0-15(15)
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« Reply #112 on: January 07, 2017, 05:42:30 PM »
Top Oil PP Leinster Schools Senior A Hurling
Full Time Laois Schools: 3-17(26)
Meath Schools: 0-15(15)


Good result

They go into the last 4 in the combined schools
Group,the winners of this group plays Kilkenny CBS in the Leinster quarter final.

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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #113 on: January 07, 2017, 05:56:09 PM »
Dublin South next. Anyone put up the club spread for the players today.
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #114 on: January 07, 2017, 06:34:16 PM »

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« Reply #115 on: January 07, 2017, 08:38:35 PM »
Saw that thanks but no clubs listed.
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #116 on: January 26, 2017, 04:31:04 PM »
I see where Mountrath CS were well beaten by Johnstown last week. They mustn't have the talent of the previous couple of years.
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #117 on: February 15, 2017, 10:07:28 AM »
If anyone is interested in seeing the next group of young hurlers in action there is post primary Juv hurling A league game between Laois schools and St Kierans in the Laois GAA training centre on Friday at 11.30am.
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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2017, 02:36:46 PM »
IT Carlow have beaten UL 4-16 to 0-23 in the Fitzgibbon Cup Quarter Final. H'on Laois.

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Re: Schools Hurling
« Reply #119 on: March 03, 2017, 03:48:53 PM »
Laois Colleges Combined Juvenile side drew 2-12 to 3-9 against St Peters Wexford in Wexford today. Encouraging signs coming from that team.
I see where the minor hurlers play Dublin in Heywood tomorrow in the minor hurling league.
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