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Messages - Keyser Söze

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 31, 2018, 02:30:35 PM »
There were incidents around the Adam Johnson case where bans were imposed for inappropriate tweets. Andre Gray of Burnley was banned for comments made on Twitter long before he played for them. Very many people have been sacked worldwide for comments made on Twitter, and some not in any way related to their workplace. My point is this. When you are a part of a club, organisation or workplace, you have a duty of care to them and they to you. You cannot expect their loyalty and support when you make an ill timed and ill judged remark because they mightn't want to be perceived in that way. Its fine to debate how long the ban should be, but we cannot expect sponsors and Laois to just allow this to happen without sanction. We do after all have many ladies teams at all levels, and I'm sure many of them were disgusted by the remarks. I was too. They weren't one bit nice.

I wish the team well today. It won't be easy after everything that has happened this week. It was a difficult enough assignment anyway.

You do realise that two lads named above are professional players? And employees of their clubs? Gary Walsh, to the best of my knowledge, is neither an employee of Laois GAA or paid to play for them. It is absolutely not the same thing.

On the COC, posting on social media (even if reckless) is not connected to performance on the field of the play, or ability to prepare. It is not an element of the players life that should be controlled to this degree, in my opinion. You cannot liken this to drinking prior to games, non attendance at training or participation in games/activities while not permitted. These are what should be covered in a COC (not that one should be needed).

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 31, 2018, 12:16:02 AM »
- the issue is about how players represent themselves in public while they’re wearing the Laois jersey.

Genuine question- do you feel that fact that he was wearing the Laois jersey in his twitter pic meant he was represeenting Laois while tweeting?

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:24:57 PM »
He was suspended for a breach of the teams COC. It is what it is. He’ll be back, with fire in his veins. The birds love a bad boy too.

1) We are now going down the route of players signing contracts of behaviour?

2) Would he have breached the rules if people hadn't kicked off complaining about it?

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: March 30, 2018, 11:11:06 PM »
I cannot for the life of me understand how anybody feels that Gary Walsh should be effectively suspended by Laois GAA for a tweet. His profile picture is of himself engaging in a pastime that takes up a huge amount of his time, and one which he has a talent for.

He does not claim to speak for Laois GAA, the Laois Senior Football Team or anyone else for that matter.
I am not going to comment on whether or not I agree with what he said, but it is a legitimate discussion to be having, and one which several others have posted about and offered opinions on. He has the right to an opinion. He could express himself better and so on, but the fact is that only people who have chosen to follow him saw the tweet, directly.
Don't like him or don't agree with him? Unfollow him.

He referred to "feminists" in a way that could be interpreted as derogatory. How many of those who have allowed this to take over their lives for the last 2-3 days have used terms like "misogyny" and "chauvinistic". What's the difference? Attaching unwanted labels to people they don't know.

He has no obligation to the people of Laois to be a role model in his personal life. He does not work for Laois GAA,  he was not speaking at a GAA event. This has nothing to do with Laois GAA.
This expectation that is starting to creep in is unrealistic and unfair. People are into different things and have different "morals".

Seeing as it is topical, if a devout Catholic GAA player puts up a post saying "Save the 8th", is he using his position to influence people? Is he bringing politics into the GAA? Will he be suspended?

I don't agree with the decision to "suspend" him and more importantly I don't agree with WHY he was suspended. Laois GAA and John Sugrue didn't suspend him because of the tweet, they suspended him because of the grief they were getting about it.
Hounded into a decision by people on social media is not a correct basis for making a decision.

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Laois / Re: 2018 National Football League Division 4
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:40:04 PM »
Could anyone give me a shout with directions to aughrim lads, from stradbally what would be the handiest way?

I wouldn’t start from there.

The handiest way would be to drive.

There's always one!

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Laois / Re: Club transfers
« on: February 14, 2018, 11:56:42 AM »
I see Arles have picked up a very good player in PJ Lawlor of Dr Crimes. A garda in Portlaoise I hear.
Portlaoise won't like that one bit.

Could be one for the DRA!

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Laois / Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: February 03, 2018, 11:01:49 PM »
Good synopsis Merman. Wasn't at the game but that sounds like what Jack Nolan was describing!
Sounds a bit crazy to be saying after two losses, but we are in a great position with 3 games to go- and an ideal fixture list- Antrim and Dublin would be very tough away, hurling in Tullamore is no big deal.

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Laois / Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: February 02, 2018, 11:56:56 PM »
There was more to the minor job than meets the eye Keyser. He wasn't trying to screw the County Board or let the minor panel (with his son involved) down.

He's taking on 2 senior teams this year, one in Tipp and one in Offaly. Both clubs have agreed to it.

And do you know how late he pulled out of the minor job, having "agreed" to take it?
Also, do you know how many jobs he "agreed" to take in Offaly alone this year?

I have nothing against him, have always stated a case for him on herre,  and he is not obliged to get involved in Laois teams.
BUT, there seems to be a pattern of behaviour emerging!

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Laois / Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: February 02, 2018, 07:01:58 PM »
Family committments was the reason given.

You'd wonder what a selectors role is nowadays considering the back room team most managers bring with them.

Need at one Laois man who knows the county hurling scene inside out. Personally, would like to see a Camross man get the job (Arien Delaney??). Really disappointing representation on the Senior hurling team from our County Champions.

He has no interest in Laois. It’s easy know that from the number of Camross lads on the panel in recent years

Very unfair statement.

I'd be surprised if he wasn't the next Laois manager. I'd back him to do an excellent job as well.

Always been a supporter of his, but his behaviour around the Laois minor job last year, added to rumours of his "accepting" several different jobs in Offaly this year won't help him!

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Laois / Re: Gaels amalgamations
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:36:41 AM »
Any word on Trumera and Ballinakill? I would have assumed it would be approved or declined last night.
It was "approved" last night at county level. But the word is Croke Park are unlikely to allow it.

And so it should be blocked. No reason for allowing it. I don't understand how or why CB allowed it to be "passed" when it blatantly goes against their own bye laws introduced specifically to stop this kind of thing?

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Laois / Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« on: January 31, 2018, 10:34:36 AM »
A selector resigning? Strange?

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Laois / Re: Leinster U-20 Football 2018
« on: January 30, 2018, 02:57:04 PM »
Some ridiculous stuff written here, and worse on Facebook, although at least they are not anonymous there (whether that is through moral standards or total ignorance I don't know).

We have made far worse appointments in both grades over the past few years. Anyone with an indepth knowledge of team preparation at 3rd level is more than qualified to take on an intercounty U20 team in my opinion.
Freshers All Ireland's trumps Laois intermediate + Leinster minor final appearance (for example).

3rd Level is where the modern approach is most successfully implemented and involves dealing with the most elite players. Surely a decent preparation.

I can't help but think that the reaction is more personal than business.

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Laois / Re: Mick O'Dwyer
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:05:10 PM »
less than 2 or 3 minutes covering his time with Laois and Wicklow so heavily edited I would think.
You could make a mini series out of the man.

You could, if Denis O' Brien or Dermot Desmond or Mark Zukerberg were prepared to fund it.
"A well paid man" to paraphrase Padraig Flynn!

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Club Football Championship 2017
« on: December 28, 2017, 07:04:51 PM »
It's starting to look like there is a certain well connected group of people who Don doesn't like being criticised!!
Draw up a list there for posterity.

So far I have Dick Miller and the O' Loughlins!  ;D
As Detective Frank Drebin once said, "the truth hurts, maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!".

I'm goading! Happy new year!
Howld on there now, I’d be no fan of the O Loughlins, I just said the defeat wasn’t Billy’s fault. He wasn’t even responsible for a score!

Dick was the second greatest administrator this county ever saw.

Many Happy Returns!
I never said the defeat was Billy's fault either. I'd still say he felt fairly shite after the game though.
Ah don’t worry, a spin in here would have cheered him right up.

In fairness, I agree with the above. Nobody playing an amateur game deserves to have the finger pointed at him like that on a forum!

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Laois / Re: Leinster Senior Club Football Championship 2017
« on: December 28, 2017, 01:35:10 AM »
It's starting to look like there is a certain well connected group of people who Don doesn't like being criticised!!
Draw up a list there for posterity.

So far I have Dick Miller and the O' Loughlins!  ;D
As Detective Frank Drebin once said, "the truth hurts, maybe not as much as jumping on a bicycle with the seat missing, but it hurts!".

I'm goading! Happy new year!

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