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Laois's new football manager-The man people wanted

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Laois have confirmed their new manager as John Sugrue from Kerry who is married and living in Laois for the last number of years...

He ended up being a number two under Justin McNulty when Laois had good success back in 2012/2013

He was wanted for a few years but knocked back the job on two occasions

He appointed the experienced Brian Stack from Kerry as his number 2


Living here locally I feel this is a great appointment and Laois will start to make progress under this man .

Back them for Division 4 now!

BigJohn.6_8 (Galway) - 20/09/2017 11:19:03    2048476

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John Sugrue is a good choice.

He's well respected in Portlaoise and hopefully we'll get more of their players on the panel.

He will have a big task in panel selection as some of the older crew will have to move on. Huge job for him overall.

Laois76 (Laois) - 20/09/2017 11:43:20    2048491

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Replying To Laois76:  "John Sugrue is a good choice.

He's well respected in Portlaoise and hopefully we'll get more of their players on the panel.

He will have a big task in panel selection as some of the older crew will have to move on. Huge job for him overall."
A Kerryman in charge of Offaly footballers, and now Laois do the same. Things could be stirring in the Midlands! Hope Laois do well with the new man.

thelongridge (Offaly) - 20/09/2017 12:04:02    2048502

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I was about to say the last time we had a Kerryman in charge things worked out well!! And then i remembered Liam Kearns spell here! In fairness to Liam Laosi was the only county he hasn't done really well in. Got us to the 2007 Leinster final.

Laois76 (Laois) - 20/09/2017 12:07:17    2048505

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Replying To thelongridge:  "A Kerryman in charge of Offaly footballers, and now Laois do the same. Things could be stirring in the Midlands! Hope Laois do well with the new man."
Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 20/09/2017 12:28:05    2048522

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
Ah we love ye really any chance of ye sending up Geaney the O'Sheas do get homesick ya know :-) plus brogan also has mayo connections as has Kevin McManamon, Michael Murphy, Paual Durcan and Martin O'Reilly in Donegal and the Reilly brothers from Knockbride in Cavan its not limited to the Kingdom

belmay (Mayo) - 20/09/2017 14:10:47    2048573

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
Ah we love ye really any chance of ye sending up Geaney the O'Sheas do get homesick ya know :-) plus brogan also has mayo connections as has Kevin McManamon, Michael Murphy, Paual Durcan and Martin O'Reilly in Donegal and the Reilly brothers from Knockbride in Cavan its not limited to the Kingdom

belmay (Mayo) - 20/09/2017 14:29:17    2048579

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
Any chance of anyone sending anything to Fermanagh?

gotmilk (Fermanagh) - 20/09/2017 15:13:08    2048597

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Replying To Laois76:  "I was about to say the last time we had a Kerryman in charge things worked out well!! And then i remembered Liam Kearns spell here! In fairness to Liam Laosi was the only county he hasn't done really well in. Got us to the 2007 Leinster final."
We had tomas o flathartha more recently dont forget. Im sure hes a kerry man

Malonemagic (Laois) - 20/09/2017 15:32:14    2048614

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
In fairness it is not as if the people you mentioned are Kerry natives themselves. They just have Kerry in their blood line. Sure Kevin McMenamin's Mum is from Galway. Ciaran Kilkenny's grandfather is the late great Sean Purcell. Conal Keaney has one if not both his parents from Galway and Kevin Moran the Waterford hurler has a Galway father.

kiloughter (Galway) - 20/09/2017 16:04:52    2048626

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
Adam and Eve were from Kerry too.

thelongridge (Offaly) - 20/09/2017 17:59:30    2048689

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Replying To Malonemagic:  "We had tomas o flathartha more recently dont forget. Im sure hes a kerry man"
Dead right Malone. I may call it a day today!!

Laois76 (Laois) - 20/09/2017 18:44:59    2048700

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we would be very happy to return Paul Mannion to the birth county of his Dad, very very happy actually.

facethepuckout (Roscommon) - 21/09/2017 21:25:57    2049178

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Replying To kiloughter:  "In fairness it is not as if the people you mentioned are Kerry natives themselves. They just have Kerry in their blood line. Sure Kevin McMenamin's Mum is from Galway. Ciaran Kilkenny's grandfather is the late great Sean Purcell. Conal Keaney has one if not both his parents from Galway and Kevin Moran the Waterford hurler has a Galway father."
What about Donie Buckley and john Evans?

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 21/09/2017 22:43:43    2049194

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Ye'r welcome, is there any other county that has given so much back to the GAA?

We gave mayo the O'Shea's , Laois billy sheehan, Wexford Ben Brosnan, Roscommon Declan O'keeffe and young stack their wing back, the dubs the brogans Brian Fenton cian O'sullivan James McCarthy , limerick John Galvin.

Plus we sent paidi o'sé and micko to Westmeath and Kildare to win them Leinster titles.

and still we're the most disliked county in the country it don't figure."
Of course your not! That's the Dubs silly. We all love Kerry.

By the way any chance we could get David Clifford on loan? We still have a few safe houses above in the Galtees, would be happy to hide him from the Aussies for a couple of years for ye!

roundball (Tipperary) - 21/09/2017 23:43:24    2049212

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Wish him the best , hope county board give him the time to build and put his stamp on team , Leinster and selfishly Dublin need a strong Laois

Damothedub (Dublin) - 22/09/2017 00:02:13    2049215

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Replying To roundball:  "Of course your not! That's the Dubs silly. We all love Kerry.

By the way any chance we could get David Clifford on loan? We still have a few safe houses above in the Galtees, would be happy to hide him from the Aussies for a couple of years for ye!"
Clifford is a big young fella roundball he wouldn't be easy to hide :-)

And ye have some brilliant young players yer selves, that jack Kennedy is going to be some baller .

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - 22/09/2017 09:14:53    2049242

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Replying To Damothedub:  "Wish him the best , hope county board give him the time to build and put his stamp on team , Leinster and selfishly Dublin need a strong Laois"
Yeah Laois public need to relax ...A lot of them were spoilt in the late 90s and early 2000s with the players they had coming through at all grades now it has dried up a little they tend to get impatient .

Still talent there but a few lads the wrong side of 30 but surely a good manager with a committed squad could get something out of players like Brody Attride Quigley Begley O'Loughlin Kingston and Cahillanne

BigJohn.6_8 (Galway) - 22/09/2017 11:55:03    2049292

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Really hope this new manager can turn things around. The senior players especially need to give him 100% support. In recent years the fans too have desserted the team big time even for home games. Miss the intense rivalry we had with both Laois and Offaly neighbours, would love to be bantering with both sets of supporters again.

St.Conleth (Kildare) - 23/09/2017 14:04:34    2049585

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Replying To belmay:  "Ah we love ye really any chance of ye sending up Geaney the O'Sheas do get homesick ya know :-) plus brogan also has mayo connections as has Kevin McManamon, Michael Murphy, Paual Durcan and Martin O'Reilly in Donegal and the Reilly brothers from Knockbride in Cavan its not limited to the Kingdom"
What about lee keegan? We gave you him.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - 23/09/2017 16:18:19    2049628

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