Carlow - Footballers 2017

Does Wonderboy have anything to say about the fact that Leix (even with a few Carlow men they poached) have been relegated to Division Four?

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts:161 - 02/04/2017 21:21:29   1974432

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Who gives a monkies about Wonderboy and what he thinks?

Another good win today - and we gave some of the fringe players a run too.

Management deserve credit for improved displays this year. Hard to get it on this board though!

Blackbogger (Carlow) - Posts:36 - 02/04/2017 21:54:04   1974462

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Looking at the league as a whole you would have to say regarding a definitive way of playing there has been strides. Sometimes it didnt always work but for the most part it seemed to suit the lads we have. In years gone by we would have ended the league with a whimper but good for confidence to finish strong.
in relation to yesterday, special mention to jamie clarke. Terrorised wexfords backs when he came in. Puts to bed the notion youve to be a big man to play interco.

Hometown45 (Carlow) - Posts:65 - 03/04/2017 09:34:40   1974598

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Replying To Blackbogger:  "Who gives a monkies about Wonderboy and what he thinks?

Another good win today - and we gave some of the fringe players a run too.

Management deserve credit for improved displays this year. Hard to get it on this board though!"
I think management deserve credit if they earn it. You certainly don't do that by losing to London (the worst team in the country) and being out of contention with 2 rounds of competition still to play.Lets call a spade a spade here and have a bit of dignity.

dead_as_dodos (Carlow) - Posts:360 - 04/04/2017 11:39:17   1975320

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Well done to the footballers and management for 3 years in a row improvement. Just looking back over the past 10 years league performances and comparing to what's happened since O' Brien took over - there has been a marked improvement!!!

Finishing positions in Div 4 2008 to 2017:

2008 7th Liam Hayes
2009 7th Liam Hayes
2010 6th Luke Dempsey
2011 5th Luke Dempsey
2012 7th Luke Dempsey
2013 7th Anthony Rainbow
2014 8th Anthony Rainbow
2015 5th Turlough O' Brien
2016 4th Turlough O' Brien
2017 3rd Turlough O' Brien
2018 ??????????

I hope they encourage O'Brien to stay - it's obvious he has a passion for his county and the players seem to respond well to him. We've has all the big names and what have they done?? The above table doesn't lie!

Looking forward to championship game vs Wexford.

novalis (Carlow) - Posts:145 - 04/04/2017 17:01:55   1975564

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Replying To novalis:  "Well done to the footballers and management for 3 years in a row improvement. Just looking back over the past 10 years league performances and comparing to what's happened since O' Brien took over - there has been a marked improvement!!!

Finishing positions in Div 4 2008 to 2017:

2008 7th Liam Hayes
2009 7th Liam Hayes
2010 6th Luke Dempsey
2011 5th Luke Dempsey
2012 7th Luke Dempsey
2013 7th Anthony Rainbow
2014 8th Anthony Rainbow
2015 5th Turlough O' Brien
2016 4th Turlough O' Brien
2017 3rd Turlough O' Brien
2018 ??????????

I hope they encourage O'Brien to stay - it's obvious he has a passion for his county and the players seem to respond well to him. We've has all the big names and what have they done?? The above table doesn't lie!

Looking forward to championship game vs Wexford."
I would have to say you have hit the nail on the head. He is local, knows what's happening, has players in from all angles including the divisions below senior, has broken the local nonsense whereby some clubs encouraged players not to commit and overall represents our best bet. He also has brought in expertise that seems to have a good caliber and I have hope again that we might get a few good championship games and a good 2018 and promotion at last. When you think back to 2007 and 2008 and consider the hames that was made of the pool of talent then by "names" brought in who had no experience in management - where are they now and what have they managed since? Very bad decisions.

moll (Carlow) - Posts:117 - 04/04/2017 19:41:58   1975683

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Replying To dead_as_dodos:  "I think management deserve credit if they earn it. You certainly don't do that by losing to London (the worst team in the country) and being out of contention with 2 rounds of competition still to play.Lets call a spade a spade here and have a bit of dignity."
Ah come on now.... The management deserve for credit for absolutely improving our fortunes... we have stopped shipping heavy defeats... and that's a big deal... also, look at the state of things when Turlough took over? We were the worst team in Ireland.... London was heartbreaking... a total mess up and ruined the league, but the lads bounced back instead of throwing in the towel... also, you do realise London is not in this country, don't you? Or maybe you watch so much english soccer than you got confused?

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts:161 - 04/04/2017 20:12:33   1975707

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Replying To novalis:  "Well done to the footballers and management for 3 years in a row improvement. Just looking back over the past 10 years league performances and comparing to what's happened since O' Brien took over - there has been a marked improvement!!!

Finishing positions in Div 4 2008 to 2017:

2008 7th Liam Hayes
2009 7th Liam Hayes
2010 6th Luke Dempsey
2011 5th Luke Dempsey
2012 7th Luke Dempsey
2013 7th Anthony Rainbow
2014 8th Anthony Rainbow
2015 5th Turlough O' Brien
2016 4th Turlough O' Brien
2017 3rd Turlough O' Brien
2018 ??????????

I hope they encourage O'Brien to stay - it's obvious he has a passion for his county and the players seem to respond well to him. We've has all the big names and what have they done?? The above table doesn't lie!

Looking forward to championship game vs Wexford."
Liam Hayes left us in 2006.

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts:161 - 04/04/2017 20:16:23   1975709

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Ye 2008 was Paul Bealin & Luke was there for 4 years 09-12.

fergie (Carlow) - Posts:958 - 04/04/2017 21:41:21   1975754

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Replying To CARPS:  "[quote=novalis:  "Well done to the footballers and management for 3 years in a row improvement. Just looking back over the past 10 years league performances and comparing to what's happened since O' Brien took over - there has been a marked improvement!!!

Finishing positions in Div 4 2008 to 2017:

2008 7th Liam Hayes
2009 7th Liam Hayes
2010 6th Luke Dempsey
2011 5th Luke Dempsey
2012 7th Luke Dempsey
2013 7th Anthony Rainbow
2014 8th Anthony Rainbow
2015 5th Turlough O' Brien
2016 4th Turlough O' Brien
2017 3rd Turlough O' Brien
2018 ??????????

I hope they encourage O'Brien to stay - it's obvious he has a passion for his county and the players seem to respond well to him. We've has all the big names and what have they done?? The above table doesn't lie!

Looking forward to championship game vs Wexford."
Liam Hayes left us in 2006."]Sorry, you're right!!

Correction:

2008 7th Paul Bealin
2009 7th Luke Dempsey
2010 6th Luke Dempsey
2011 5th Luke Dempsey
2012 7th Luke Dempsey
2013 7th Anthony Rainbow
2014 8th Anthony Rainbow
2015 5th Turlough O' Brien
2016 4th Turlough O' Brien
2017 3rd Turlough O' Brien
2018 ??????????

novalis (Carlow) - Posts:145 - 05/04/2017 09:57:54   1975891

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