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Replying To Bainisteoir:  "Lots of rumours, speculation etc swirling around. Lads would be better dealing in facts remember... believe only half what you see and none of what you hear ..."
so enlighten me.
what are the facts

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 495 - 13/09/2017 14:09:32    2045636

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Replying To Blackbog:  "so enlighten me.
what are the facts"
I don't know any more than anyone else speculating here - that is my point - someone reads someone else speculating on another county board and then it become fact ...

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 476 - 13/09/2017 19:40:23    2045769

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Replying To Bainisteoir:  "I don't know any more than anyone else speculating here - that is my point - someone reads someone else speculating on another county board and then it become fact ..."
its called conversation

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 495 - 13/09/2017 21:29:36    2045798

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As far as I know he committed to another year, its a fair travel down for him though so would be hard to see him here long term. Also I'd imagine there is a bit of interest from other counties

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1283 - 20/09/2017 10:51:16    2048463

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Replying To Barrowsider:  "As far as I know he committed to another year, its a fair travel down for him though so would be hard to see him here long term. Also I'd imagine there is a bit of interest from other counties"
fact. Poacher not going to Louth
good news

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 495 - 27/09/2017 21:27:50    2051163

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Poacher has committed to another year with Carlow for sure.
Even this week he is involved in running a coaching clinic in Down and has himself on the site as a Carlow senior football coach and has Turlough going up to take part in it too.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 03/10/2017 20:29:24    2052824

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Replying To The Real 1944:  "Poacher has committed to another year with Carlow for sure.
Even this week he is involved in running a coaching clinic in Down and has himself on the site as a Carlow senior football coach and has Turlough going up to take part in it too."
Really looking forward to the league. Particularly the Laois game. if things go well we might get to play them twice

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 495 - 04/10/2017 21:09:57    2053142

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Great news - a really positive start to the season - certainly given the buzz from the championship you would expect all if not most of the key players in the county to commit for 2018. Managing expectations will be a big challenge ...

We always say it but progress in the league is a realistic and manageable goal for us.

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 476 - 07/10/2017 14:19:13    2053735

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Management team of O'Brien, Poacher and Wogan on rte radio talking about plans for 2018

https://soundcloud.com/rtesport/rte-gaa-podcast-super-8s-will-damage-the-game

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1103 - 10/10/2017 14:59:13    2054435

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Replying To carlovia:  "Management team of O'Brien, Poacher and Wogan on rte radio talking about plans for 2018

https://soundcloud.com/rtesport/rte-gaa-podcast-super-8s-will-damage-the-game"
Great piece, nice to hear from the lads and how positive they are heading into next year. Poacher seems to be loving the whole thing, fair play to him for putting in another year. That is a serious journey for him.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 10/10/2017 20:16:33    2054513

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Replying To carlovia:  "Management team of O'Brien, Poacher and Wogan on rte radio talking about plans for 2018

https://soundcloud.com/rtesport/rte-gaa-podcast-super-8s-will-damage-the-game"
Great interviews. Great that we have Poacher back for another year. Very interested to hear Turlough say that even though we had a physically very big team this year it'll be even bigger next year with some of the new players he's bringing in. Who's he talking about anyone know?

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1228 - 10/10/2017 23:43:10    2054549

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Great interviews. Great that we have Poacher back for another year. Very interested to hear Turlough say that even though we had a physically very big team this year it'll be even bigger next year with some of the new players he's bringing in. Who's he talking about anyone know?"
Potential players O'Brian may be referring to:

Hugh Gahan - Old Leighlin
Eddie Byrne - MLR
John Doyle - St Andrews
Chris Blake - Eire Og

Maybe some intermediates also?

arsebiscuits (Carlow) - Posts: 56 - 11/10/2017 10:42:24    2054583

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Hugh Gahan ....O Leighlin
Furey .....E Og
Eddie Byrne .........MLR
Walker........ O Han
Morrissey .... E Og too young??

All physical men and good footballers

novalis (Carlow) - Posts: 257 - 11/10/2017 11:03:48    2054591

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Some good players there.
Also Jack Brennan Palatine impressive all year.
Benny Kavanagh will be back after injury and seems to be playing well.
Then again I can't see them bringing in too many new players as things are already going nicely.
But the way O'Brien and Co are thinking they need a panel of 25 capable of being in the starting 15.

Roll on Div 4

fullbach (Carlow) - Posts: 251 - 11/10/2017 14:13:25    2054678

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Other big men - Denis Murphy MLR, Doyle St Andrews, Ware Eire Og, Hegarty from Grange has bulked up a lot.

fullbach (Carlow) - Posts: 251 - 11/10/2017 18:06:49    2054750

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league fixtures. We are home to Laois on the last day!

Allianz Football League Division 4

Round 1: Saturday, January 27: Laois v Limerick, London v Carlow; Sunday, January 28: Antrim v Leitrim, Wicklow v Waterford

Round 2: Sunday, February 4: Leitrim v Laois, Limerick v Carlow, London v Wicklow, Waterford v Antrim

Round 3: Saturday, February 10: Laois v Waterford; Sunday, February 11: Antrim v Wicklow, Carlow v Leitrim, London v Limerick

Round 4: Sunday, February 25: Leitrim v Limerick, Waterford v Carlow, Wicklow v Laois, London v Antrim

Round 5: Saturday, March 3: Carlow v Wicklow, London v Leitrim; Sunday, March 4: Laois v Antrim, Limerick v Waterford

Round 6: Sunday, March 11: London v Laois; Sunday, March 18: Antrim v Carlow, Waterford v Leitrim, Wicklow v Limerick

Round 7: Sunday, March 25: Carlow v Laois, Leitrim v Wicklow, Limerick v Antrim, London v Waterford

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 13/10/2017 13:35:38    2055048

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Those fixture seem very kind to us. Could this finally be the year.

I think we could not unreasonably hope to have five wins out of five (although I'd take a draw away to Limerick now if offered) before we face the two likely favourites in the last two games. Leix at home on the last day is ideal. I wouldn't want this to happen of course but they might be 100% and therefore already promoted before they play us on the least day.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1228 - 14/10/2017 00:01:15    2055179

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Replying To Onion Breath:  "Those fixture seem very kind to us. Could this finally be the year.

I think we could not unreasonably hope to have five wins out of five (although I'd take a draw away to Limerick now if offered) before we face the two likely favourites in the last two games. Leix at home on the last day is ideal. I wouldn't want this to happen of course but they might be 100% and therefore already promoted before they play us on the least day."
Ya nice look to the fixtures, however I say it every year any team is capable of beating the other in this division on the day. Away to London is never easy particularly on the first day so let's hope preparations go well - presume they will be commencing shortly...

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 476 - 14/10/2017 14:46:55    2055244

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Championship draw tomorrow night at 8.30.
Wexford, Wicklow. Louth, Laois, Longford, Offaly are our potential 1st round opponents. Or else we could be the last team drawn out like in 2011 where we go straight into quarter finals.
A home game v Wicklow would be the best draw but nothing to be afraid of really there.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 18/10/2017 21:17:51    2056107

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Replying To The Real 1944:  "Championship draw tomorrow night at 8.30.
Wexford, Wicklow. Louth, Laois, Longford, Offaly are our potential 1st round opponents. Or else we could be the last team drawn out like in 2011 where we go straight into quarter finals.
A home game v Wicklow would be the best draw but nothing to be afraid of really there."
Cant play Wicklow at home in the Leinster Championship proper. There's a neutral venue arrangement between the two whenever they meet in Leinster, usually its either Newbridge or Portlaoise.

The exception to this in previous years has been in qualifier games, and also in the trial round robin system with Longford and Wexford about 20 years ago.

The Danes followed by Wicklow would be a very good weeks work though.

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 468 - 19/10/2017 14:08:08    2056224

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