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Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
« on: October 14, 2016, 04:15:43 PM »
So, the draw has been made - however from the news reports that I have seen I am unsure of who faces who - whether or not the table topper gets Offaly or Wexford.
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Re: Laois 2017 - NHL and Leinster SHC
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2016, 04:54:33 PM »
Won't be decided until May, I believe. Probably after the round-robin series is over, so all teams will be trying to win the group and not throwing a match the get the (possibly) cushy second spot. I must say, I think Leix will be doing well to get out of that group at all - whether second place or top - and on this year's form they certainly wouldn't have.

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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 03:11:17 PM »
I see Willie Hyland has retired according to Leinster express website. Best if luck to him. He'll probably be club hurler of the year in 2017 like the last lads to retire (Darren Maher in 2015 and Butch in 2016)
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2016, 03:30:22 PM »
How old is Willie, he's hardly 30 yet is he?

I know it's very easy for us to say but I thought with the better set up in place and decent performances from the hurlers some of these lads would have stayed on longer. You could see how delighted Hyland was after beating Offaly in 2015.

Maybe it's a case of thinking it isn't going to get any better after Cheddar. I do hope we don't start slipping back again after what Cheddar achieved.
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« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2016, 04:34:10 PM »
Willie is only 28  :o
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« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2016, 05:12:41 PM »
Yeh, just reading the Leinster there. Says it's hip injuries that are the reason. Pity as he was the only man in our forward line who could catch a ball from our puck out. Haven't seen anything close to him in that regard coming through.
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« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2016, 03:33:30 PM »
He might be 28 but he has some amount of hurling done. Between club, colleges and county.

As well as his commitment and contribution on the field one thing that stands out for me with Willie was his role in changing the structures and investment in hurling in Laois. His open letter to the county board was a turning point which brought in Cheddar etc. Although we are not there yet by a long shot, I hope that in future we will look back and see the role he and Cheddar played in improving Laois hurling.


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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2016, 06:33:52 PM »
Going to be tough for the hurlers but should easily retain Liam McCarthy status, cant see us beating Offaly should we meet them unfortunately and I hope that I am wrong, maybe its wexfords turn for a shock defeat should we get out of round robin stages, who knows, one can only hope and get out and support the team through thick and thin

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« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2016, 12:04:48 AM »
Senior hurling panel met for the first time tonight, starting training next Saturday.
Best of luck to all involved

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« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2016, 12:23:23 AM »
Senior hurling panel met for the first time tonight, starting training next Saturday.
Best of luck to all involved
Management team completed?
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« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2016, 12:05:07 PM »
New faces? How many training? Anyone got full panel?

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« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2016, 05:41:01 PM »
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher

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« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2016, 10:12:47 PM »
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher

Wouldn't be shocked to see Fleming take the Number 1 jersey.

Also Taylor not a bad choice as a selector.
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« Reply #13 on: November 28, 2016, 07:42:02 PM »
Eamonn Kelly Manager
Conor Gleeson hurling coach
DJ ?? Strength & conditioning
John Taylor on board as one selector
Second selector being brought on board as well

professional set up presented with a hectic schedule this side of xmass

Few new faces including Eoin Fleming, & returning faces including Darren Maher

Wouldn't be shocked to see Fleming take the Number 1 jersey.

Also Taylor not a bad choice as a selector.

Any news on other newcomers? And Eoin Fleming should be given the nod in goal as he is less prone to blunders, and John Taylor is a decent choice as selector, whether you are in Portlaoise or borris in ossory, you could see John Taylor at games so he knows whats there

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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2016, 08:35:10 AM »
I see Ollie Moran of Ahane in Limerick part of the back room team this morning. Involved with Limerick u21s and good wealth of experience no doubt. Hopefully the Laois lads can buy into it. There's hardly any chance Joe Fitzpatrick get to involved again with Laois?
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