Laois sec blasts senior footballers

November 29, 2017

The Laois footballers stand for a minute's silence.
©INPHO/Morgan Treacy.

Laois secretary Niall Handy was not holding back in his appraisal of the county senior footballers' campaign this year.

Writing in his report for the annual convention which takes place next Monday night (December 4th), Handy states that 'player indiscipline' contributed largely to their poor performances in 2017.

The Laois sec goes on to allege that the players were 'devoid of any passion and pride in a Laois jersey' when they took on Kildare earlier in the year.

"Whilst poor performances and inept defending all contributed, I have no hesitation in stating that player indiscipline conspired to relegate us to the bottom tier of league football, with a total of eight players during our league campaign failing to complete their games," writes Handy.

He did go on to say that it would be unfair to put all the players in the same category.

"I know some players are hurting from our poor performances and the accusations and allegations that were associated with these and I honestly believe this panel has the potential to be competitive and progress further than their results have in recent years, and with their renewed commitment I believe this can happen."

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