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LaoisToday weekly sports podcast featuring Steven Miller, Alan Hartnett and a host of guests from the local sporting world

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LaoisToday weekly sports podcast featuring Steven Miller, Alan Hartnett and a host of guests from the local sporting world

    Football Team of the Year, Transfer Dealings and Fittest Family contenders

    Football Team of the Year, Transfer Dealings and Fittest Family contenders

    On this week's LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast, Steven and Alan pick the 2020 Laois senior club football team of the year and outline their various choices.
    They also discuss some of the recent local GAA news including a new managerial appointment for the Mountmellick footballers, some of the transfer decisions and Mike Quirke's comments on getting young players back to some form of collective training.
    Plus the lads discuss Ireland's Fittest Family and Alan tells the successful story behind finding a missing Laois GAA trophy. 

    • 39 min
    The ban, a new hurling chairman and Shanahoe Ladies feature

    The ban, a new hurling chairman and Shanahoe Ladies feature

    We’re back with the latest instalment of the LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast.
    Host Alan Hartnett is joined by Steven Miller where they look back at all the sports news from the last week.
    The pair begin with Laois GAA’s decision to move their County Committee meetings 'in camera'.
    The decision ends a long-standing arrangement going back generations where the media were welcome to attend and report on what was discussed and the decisions made.
    The full County Board meetings are attended by delegates from all the clubs in the county with the first meeting of 2021 set to take place virtually this evening.
    The lads also discuss the appointment of Camross' Mattie Collier as the new hurling board chairman. 
    He succeeds county board vice-chairman Tom Clear who has been in the role for the last few years. 
    While this week's interview involves three stalwarts of Shanahoe Ladies. 
    Mikey Hyland, Mary Griffin (Kirwan) and Eimear Barry join us to discuss Mikey's recent award. 
    For a lifetime of contributions, Mikey was awarded the Lulu Carroll award by the Ladies Football Association. 
    The trio chat about that, Mary recalls the 2001 All-Ireland win while Eimear discusses how she has come to the inter-county set up later in life.

    • 1 hr
    Cheddar's backroom team, a returning face on the hurling panel and managerial appointments galore

    Cheddar's backroom team, a returning face on the hurling panel and managerial appointments galore

    We’re back with the latest instalment of the Talking Sport Podcast.
    Host Alan Hartnett is joined by Steven Miller where they look back at all the sports news from the last week.
    The pair reflect on new managerial appointments in Laois at club and inter-county level – as well as a Laois All-Ireland winning duo who have teamed up to take on a top ladies club. 
    The lads also dissect Seamas 'Cheddar' Plunkett's recently announced backroom team. 
    With no live sport locally for the time being, the lads discuss how rugby and soccer have been getting them through. 

    • 44 min
    Managerial appointments, proposal for a Laois rugby team and the Conor Kelly and Finbarr Crowley interview

    Managerial appointments, proposal for a Laois rugby team and the Conor Kelly and Finbarr Crowley interview

    After a one week break, we're back with the latest instalment of the Talking Sport Podcast. 
    Host Alan Hartnett is joined by Steven Miller where they look back at all the GAA news from the last week. 
    The pair reflect on new managerial appointments in Laois at club and inter-county level - as well as a Laois man who has scored a job in Limerick. 
    And then it is into this week's interview - and this time we have two young Laois sports people from Portlaoise and Emo. Conor Kelly and Finbarr Crowley are both in their early 20s but they've already accomplished many things in their sporting careers. 
    Portlaoise's Conor has excelled in the rugby sphere. After beginning his career with Portlaoise Rugby Club, Conor moved from the CBS to Cistercian Roscrea where his career took off. A contract with the Leinster academy followed and so too did underage caps with Ireland. He now plies his trade with Clontarf in the AIL and he talks about his journey so far and his hopes for the future. 
    Emo native Finbarr Crowley has dabbled in a range of different sports in his short career - reaching high levels in them all. A former Portarlington rugby club man, Finbarr also attended Roscrea secondary school and most recently was playing for Lansdowne in the AIL. 
    But Crowley's sporting adventures include a dalliance with athletics and an adventure with the Laois footballers that saw him play in a Leinster final, get dropped, and then come back again. 

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin Conroy and Aaron Doran

    Hay or straw? Football panel additions and interview with soccer stars Colin Conroy and Aaron Doran

    The latest LaoisToday Talking Sport Podcast is here - and once again, although there isn't much going on on the field at the moment, there is plenty to talk about off it. 
    Host Alan Hartnett joins Steven Miller for the chat which begins with the latter's gripe surrounding Ireland's Fittest Family mixing up hay and straw bales. 
    LaoisToday broke the news last week that Donie Kingston, among others, had opted to re-join the Laois senior football panel for 2021. 
    Steven and Alan reflect on this boost for Mike Quirke's charges but ponder just when games will be allowed to resume. 
    The episode concludes with an interview involving two of Laois's most promising young sportspeople. 
    Portlaoise teenagers Aaron Doran and Colin Conroy both play soccer for St Kevin’s Boys/Bohemians in the League of Ireland – something they have done for the last five years after switching from Portlaoise AFC.
    The 17 year-olds won the U-17 League of Ireland title just before Christmas – defeating Shamrock Rovers in the final with both lads playing a starring role.
    Aaron scored inside the first minute and set up Evan Fergusson for the second a short time after. While Colin, who has been capped for the Republic of Ireland from U-15 level upwards, was subsequently named Man of the Match.
    The interview begins with some commentary from that final – which includes some very high praise for both lads from League of Ireland legend Conan Byrne – and then Aaron and Colin will tell Alan all about their journey so far.

    • 57 min
    Cahir Healy joins us from London as he ends an incredible career with club and county

    Cahir Healy joins us from London as he ends an incredible career with club and county

    Cahir Healy is our special guest this week as he reflects on an incredible hurling and football career with Laois and Portlaoise and why, after ten years, he has decided to end his gruelling commute from London. 

    • 58 min

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