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01-07-2012, 22:29   #1
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Just a note on your hurlers: sad to see a great player like Willie Hyland calling it a day. Sounds like there's something seriously wrong with hurling in Laois.
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Willie hasn't called it a day just yet. If you read yesterdays Indo you will see that he has threatened to call it a day if big changes are not made in Laois. Fair play to Willie for standing up and drawing attention to all that is wrong within Laois hurling. Hopefully the county board, ex players who have not committed to the set up and everyone else involved with laois hurling sees this rallying call and pulls together for the sake of hurling in the county
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Willie hasn't called it a day just yet. If you read yesterdays Indo you will see that he has threatened to call it a day if big changes are not made in Laois. Fair play to Willie for standing up and drawing attention to all that is wrong within Laois hurling. Hopefully the county board, ex players who have not committed to the set up and everyone else involved with laois hurling sees this rallying call and pulls together for the sake of hurling in the county
Laois have some great hurlers above. Almost made the breakthrough in the 80s and have some clubs south of the county on the Tipp and Kilkenny borders that are predominantly hurling.
Definitely potential there but they need the support that Willie is calling for. They hadn't a bad minor team this year and hopefully in the future they can produce one or two underage teams that can challenge for honours. Hopefully now that they have home advantage they can get a big support for the u21 leinster final. If they play with the belief that they did against Dublin you'd never know. Its a tall tall order though but sport can throw up some big surprises
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Its a sad state of a affairs to see a quality hurler like Willie Hyland so disillusioned with the game at only 23 years of age. I'd love for Laois to get their act together, some fine players at underage coming through.

Does the intense club rivalry still affect the county team? Is it hard for the likes of Camross and Castletown players to unite together under the county flag?
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Its a sad state of a affairs to see a quality hurler like Willie Hyland so disillusioned with the game at only 23 years of age. I'd love for Laois to get their act together, some fine players at underage coming through.

Does the intense club rivalry still affect the county team? Is it hard for the likes of Camross and Castletown players to unite together under the county flag?
It's great that he got it out in the open anyhow. I would say the county board are very football oriented and will allocate little resources to the hurling. At least this way it puts pressure on them. They have to answer the question as to why Laois are in this state and what are they doing to solve it. if they dodge it then heads should roll and they will should there be a considerable hurling public in Laois that wont stand for it any longer.

i think there could well be enough.
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Just a note on your hurlers: sad to see a great player like Willie Hyland calling it a day. Sounds like there's something seriously wrong with hurling in Laois.
Wow thats a shock Fantastic hurler!

Remember James Young another brilliant Laois hurler who retired early too.
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Paddy Bradley has had a similar airing of grievances to Hyland today. It's great to see players who care enough about what goes on in their counties to take on the potential abuse etc and speak up for what they believe in. Fair play to both of them.
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Does the intense club rivalry still affect the county team? Is it hard for the likes of Camross and Castletown players to unite together under the county flag?
The above issue doesn't affect the county team as both of these clubs are no longer the powers they used to be. Neither club had a first 15 hurler all year long. I think Castletown had two players involved and Camross just one.
Also i think the bad blood between the teams is well and truely in the past.
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Not much goin on here - 14 months

Any point in asking. Geezer to be the new Laois manager. A lot have people have mentioned it today.

Thoughts?

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Padraig Clancy has retired. I always thought he was one of the best midfielders in the country on his day. The battles himself and Ciaran Whelan had were very close, usually the were cut short due to injury.
I thought that the run at number 14 McNulty gave him had promise but I guess the injuries caught up with him. Never got the recognition he deserved IMO.
Best of luck to Padraig, thanks for the entertainment over the years

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Very good player, did a decent job at midfield for years. Was pushed into FF where he wasn't much use. Brought back out to mf in the qualifiers this year, was class again. Sad to see him pack it in.
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Himself and Noel Garvan were a great midfield pairing.
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just on the laois thread, i see Camross are back in laois should be good for hurling as they always had a good few hurlers that came from there.

the Cuddys PJ and Martin were hard men Zane Keenan is also a nice hurler
they went out last sunday to a powerful k/k side from offaly, but i belive they are young and will come again should be good for laois hurling.
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Don't know where i'm going with this.
but i have to say what a great win today [ laois v roscommon ]
well done to everyone, looking forward to next weekend.
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