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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2015, 10:52:54 AM »
Keenan could be available in the new year. He has work commitments at present but I understand management hope to have him on board well before the league starts.
Would be a significant boost given the raft of players opting out.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #31 on: December 12, 2015, 02:32:41 PM »
Keenan definitely back in the new year

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« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2015, 02:21:12 PM »
Former Dublin physical trainer Ross Corbett is on board with the Laois Senior hurlers this year,
Approx 20 of a panel training at the moment, 5 nights a week, all physical, 2 gym sessions, 3 field running sessions per week

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« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2015, 03:41:01 PM »
Jaysus. fair play to those lads. 5 nights a week in December.

It's not done for fun anymore, it's a lifestyle to be a intercounty player nowadays.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2015, 08:52:32 AM »
Former Dublin physical trainer Ross Corbett is on board with the Laois Senior hurlers this year,
Approx 20 of a panel training at the moment, 5 nights a week, all physical, 2 gym sessions, 3 field running sessions per week

if thats true, that is a joke.
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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2015, 02:58:24 PM »
Hard to see what choice they have.

If they want to retain div 1 status, we have to be out of the blocks early and other teams are doing 5 nights between gym and cardio sessions. Hard slog in this weather, some commitment.

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« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2015, 04:35:06 PM »
5 nights a week, all physical, is too much, id be hoping 1 or 2 of those sessions would be recovery sessions but apparently not. also there should be no one back before January, that is actually a rule by the GAA but its not really enforced. its a rule put there for a reason. its about keeping lads mentally fresh too. its not all about the body. we'll see how fresh they are come Championship i guess.
as redsetanta said, being a county player is a lifestyle now, maybe that's why the likes of Butch are retiring at a young age. if its starting to interfere with home/work/college. 5 nights physical training in December, where will it end.
each to their own but thats my take on it.
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« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2015, 06:06:28 PM »
Tipp have a squad of 40 in doing 5 nights a week since the start of the month.

Before that,they were on personalized S and C programmes.

as a Tipp man exiled up here,it's fairly obvious that the bulk of the laois team have some catching up to do in terms of S and C.

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« Reply #38 on: December 17, 2015, 10:47:25 AM »
Tipp have a squad of 40 in doing 5 nights a week since the start of the month.

Before that,they were on personalized S and C programmes.

as a Tipp man exiled up here,it's fairly obvious that the bulk of the laois team have some catching up to do in terms of S and C.

You only have to watch the game against Galway last year to see that. Too light altogether.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #39 on: December 17, 2015, 02:58:08 PM »
5 nights of cardio and gym work... Hopefully they getting plenty of calf nuts if they are going to beef up a bit!

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2016, 01:37:52 PM »
The Minor hurling set up appears to be a very positive and professional set up, led by Manager Paul O Shea from Abbeyleix, hurling coach James Carroll, Physical/Strength & conditioning Michael Boyhan Mountrath & Carlow IT,
Each player following a personilised programme since December, Training schedule given to each player outlining plans, dates etc from January to May.
Best of luck to all involved

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« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2016, 05:26:33 PM »
The Minor hurling set up appears to be a very positive and professional set up, led by Manager Paul O Shea from Abbeyleix, hurling coach James Carroll, Physical/Strength & conditioning Michael Boyhan Mountrath & Carlow IT,
Each player following a personilised programme since December, Training schedule given to each player outlining plans, dates etc from January to May.
Best of luck to all involved

They had 50 lads training hard before Christmas! Some effort, commitment and another indicator of how far we have come. A long way from getting a few lads together in April and we'll see what happens. No shortage of serious young talent.

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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2016, 08:34:46 PM »
Some commitment by all. Hope it pays off now for them.
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2016, 11:51:43 PM »
The Minor hurling set up appears to be a very positive and professional set up, led by Manager Paul O Shea from Abbeyleix, hurling coach James Carroll, Physical/Strength & conditioning Michael Boyhan Mountrath & Carlow IT,
Each player following a personilised programme since December, Training schedule given to each player outlining plans, dates etc from January to May.
Best of luck to all involved

They had 50 lads training hard before Christmas! Some effort, commitment and another indicator of how far we have come. A long way from getting a few lads together in April and we'll see what happens. No shortage of serious young talent.

When is the last time something like this happened with a Laois minor hurling team?
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Re: The future of laois hurling
« Reply #44 on: January 15, 2016, 09:16:22 AM »
Quote from: blueandwhite1 on January 14, 2016, 05:26:33 PM
Quote from: Ogie on January 14, 2016, 01:37:52 PM
The Minor hurling set up appears to be a very positive and professional set up, led by Manager Paul O Shea from Abbeyleix, hurling coach James Carroll, Physical/Strength & conditioning Michael Boyhan Mountrath & Carlow IT,
Each player following a personilised programme since December, Training schedule given to each player outlining plans, dates etc from January to May.
Best of luck to all involved

They had 50 lads training hard before Christmas! Some effort, commitment and another indicator of how far we have come. A long way from getting a few lads together in April and we'll see what happens. No shortage of serious young talent.

When is the last time something like this happened with a Laois minor hurling team?

It has been happening for the past five years 'keyser'. The set-up under Pat Critchley and Cheddar before him has been top class. Cheddar brought about a huge change in professionalism, commitment and raised the standards. So to me, it's not all that new, but it is great to hear that the new management have carried on from the great work done in the past few years.
Hopefully Pat will rejuvenate the under age structure again, I really feel that this is the area we need to be focusing on to try and close the gap further. We have made strides in the past few years from minor to senior but below that more work and new initiatives are required. I think There are good hurling men in laois that are determined to make it happen.