"one of the poorest first 25minutes seen from laois in many a day.
this is division 3 and we are making louth look good.
4 passengers in the front 5, and the two midfielders only contribution was to get booked.
on this evidence with 4 away games to come, we will be relegated.
maybe division 3 will be an exercise in proving what players are up to intercounty or otherwise, doran, luttrell and lowry are in the otherwise category."
the above is the comment I posted from the stand at half time in the louth game and I am afraid, that game was merely a taster of what was to come.......bar the freak/fluke win in Armagh, this league campaign must rate as the poorest by any county participating in all 4 divisions.
Without Kingston, attrite Quigley and o connor next Saturday evening, Longford will beat us at their leisure, they will draw soft fouls and keep the scoreboard ticking over and win handy....the 6/4 on Longford is money for old rope, the 4/6 laois to be relegated is simply 66% profit on investment.
jack Nolan's piece sums up the situation and it is grim........we are now firmly in a position offaly football found itself 7-8 years ago and no light on the horizon.
I would say, any 3 of the forum members at random could have done better with this squad than this paid management.... other counties have enjoyed a spike due to a new manager, wexford etc.....for a new management to proceed and weaken the brand further takes some doing.
look, most of the current executive were responsible for appointing O Flaherty and we all know he was a dud....worse still they put up with him for 2 years.........how would you expect the same executive to unearth a manager who would act as a saviour/miracle worker?.