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Louth V London - 2 Like(s)
Give them a break lads. There is a lot of young players in this squad, And on top of this the amount of players that left the squad is unreal. So its time the bashing stopped and get on the road to Carrick On Shannon and show them some support. It was a pleasure to be in London to see them kick 2-26.

itslouth (Louth) - 11/06/2018 11:08:40

Louth V London - 1 Like(s)

Replying To louthman57:  "itslouth, thanks, I had a look there, prices are on the high side, going Saturday back sunday , or going sunday back Monday. What price did you see them at ?"
€184 all in - Flying sat afternoon and home Sunday night

itslouth (Louth) - 30/05/2018 14:27:12

New Managers - 1 Like(s)
In Darver last night for training and a challenge match was taking place and two of the new managers going head to head in Graham Geraghty and Johnny Magee. sat and watched the game and both teams played quality football. early days i know but both teams already in good condition

itslouth (Louth) - 21/02/2018 16:29:10

Tipp V Louth - 1 Like(s)

Replying To LaLu:  "In one way, it is hard to credit such a turnaround from beating Tipp in Thurles last year. However, only four of the team that started in 2017, started yesterday. That is an amazing level of turnover, from what was a new enough team last year. Some of it was enforced, but there were players whom were involved last year, like Paddy Reilly and James Stewart, and I struggle to understand how they are not starting this year. It is apparent that promotion came a year or two, early, and in reality, the loss to Armagh last year probably indicated that. Nonetheless, calls to remove manager, ignore the county set-up etc. are not sensible. Although we all see mistakes being made on the pitch and on the line, the need for support and backing a young group that is struggling, is greater than ever. So I for one will continue to do so. I will hope that the sight of a Meath jersey might stoke some fires. And I will wonder if facing a confident Carlow, with most of our own giving us no chance at all, might not be a bad way to head into a championship match. It certainly benefited Carlow in 2011. It takes a particularly low form of life to gloat in the difficulties of his own people. Being semi-literate is no excuse!"
LaLu, I for one am not having a go at any player, manager etc. I believe our club structures and standard of club football is no help to a county manager. He can only use players that are there and i suppose the one big issue is players dropping of the panel when they are not playing. But, we will continue to support the team and management and hopefully results will turn around

itslouth (Louth) - 12/03/2018 12:29:35

Gaelic grounds development - 1 Like(s)

Replying To joej:  "Fully agree itslouth Take for example this years U12s in the county. They are next years U13s. The U13 league starts on The 1st week of August. That means all of the U12s in the county will have no football next year until August 2019. Bring back the local leagues, the soccer lads will be clapping their hands. The lack of local leagues in drogheda, dundalk etc is one of the causes of the awful state of Louth football."
I wonder is it possible for clubs to come together and create their own leagues?

itslouth (Louth) - 11/09/2018 13:10:17

Division 3 2018 - 1 Like(s)
How can Maguire and Mulroy red cards be changed to double yellows..Shocking scenes

itslouth (Louth) - 12/04/2018 16:37:52

Tipp V Louth - 1 Like(s)
Look lads, all is wrong is that we are a very young team and maybe we are not ready for divison 2 but when you get to div 2 you need to try and survive for 1 season and players will become a better player when they are playing opposition like Down, Cavan, Cork Tipperary every game. Its no different in club football, the higher grade you go the better football you play. If we are relegated it is a must we keep Pete McGrath in charge. Lets Keep the faith

itslouth (Louth) - 01/03/2018 11:53:56

Louth V Carlow Leinster Championship - 1 Like(s)
Lads.. is yesterdays results really a shock?? No its not Why is it Pete McGraths Fault? We cannot blame the players? We can come on here and blame who we like. These performances are with us all year. The blame firmly is with the County Board they way Louth football is run and i know people will come on and say its not.. The structures are not in the county and have not being for a long time now. They pay a token gesture to development squads, league structures at underage. Realistically its only a box ticking exercise in Louth. Some members of the county board are just interested in whats in it for them, how many photos they can get in, It is time now that clubs stood up a be counted. Get people in charge who can put a proper future in place for our clubs, our players and for LOUTH GAA. There is no doubt there is great people in clubs who do fantastic work in developing and putting structures in place in the own clubs, I WOULD PLEAD WITH THEM TO GIVE LOUTH GAA A FEW YEARS TO PUT STRUCTURES IN PLACE FOR THE FUTURE OF THE COUNTY

itslouth (Louth) - 14/05/2018 09:05:42

Louth V Carlow Leinster Championship - 1 Like(s)
Carlow must be given credit they way they are playing, two years ago we destroyed them in Portlaoise. What a turnaround from them, 2017 they were super and even the Dubs struggled for large parts of the game against them, 2018 - They got promotion in Div 3 and now are in the Leinster q/f... Well done Turlough O Brien and his backroom

itslouth (Louth) - 14/05/2018 09:39:15

Minor League - 1 Like(s)
today is the 14th May and we will see the second last round of the minor leagues be played. So minor football in this county is nearly over. an age group that needs more football to keep these young lads interested. These leagues should be a double round of fixtures

itslouth (Louth) - 14/05/2018 09:43:55

Louth Minors 2018. - 1 Like(s)

Replying To SM_HG:  "Commins was easily one of our best players last night, set up three goals for others by my count and scored one from play and I feel he is wasted in a corner along with Jackon being wasted in corner back. Seems like you have a set against a group of 16 year olds, a disgruntled parent I'm guessing?"
A disgruntled parent, Not me. Just a Louth GAA supporter and just wishing some day it might turn around in our favour. At the moment its hard to see light and the end of the tunnell. But we can just hope. I agree with Tom Jackson, to good a player to be stuck at corner back. Move him back to the forward line, I love watching Jonathon Commins, he is a very good player but i think there is to much pressure on him.

itslouth (Louth) - 25/05/2018 12:18:20

Gaelic grounds development - 1 Like(s)

Replying To Red2017:  "If this is to transpire, major building block in the foundation of putting Louth on a better path to improving their fortunes on the pitch at all levels. Somewhere to be proud off, inspire players at club level to play county finals etc there, inspire the better players to want to represent Louth at county level and make every supporter proud when supporting the county team at home and not feel like 2nd class citizens which currently is the case and this permeates through at all levels on the pitch. Well done all involved and make sure it is seen through. Now, go the whole hog, in addition (1) reform the club season that runs on time with or without county players and gives players more games in a set calender (2) get more quality coaching into the schools at all levels and (3) make it madatory that all clubs fully participate in coaching training / courses"
Red2017. Well done..That is a perfect plan for the future and one we would love to see in place and maybe you should be involved putting these things in place, But this will never happen until the most important part is put in place first and that is a leader at the top who has vision for the future of Louth gaa and can delegate the work to people who want to help. The first time a project was taken out of the hands of the current CB it gets done in 6 short weeks. Congrats to the external committee who are making this happen, at long last light at the end of a very long tunnel. Maybe just maybe these men should take control. Lets hope they are now allowed finish the job and we get somewhere we call home and all our players aspire to play there

itslouth (Louth) - 31/08/2018 09:42:20

Next Louth Manager - 1 Like(s)
Tony McEntee has left Mayo....Thats the man we need

itslouth (Louth) - 31/07/2018 13:31:27

Next Louth Manager - 1 Like(s)
I suppose it like this, none of the good managers/coaches want to work with Louth. How could we have the finance to put a top class management team in place when we have no money and not even a penny raised by the county board. as the saying goes..if you pay peanuts you get monkeys Oh where is it all going to end??????

itslouth (Louth) - 15/08/2018 10:11:06

Tipp V Louth - 1 Like(s)
Look, we can look for excuse after excuse, we are not a division 2 team at the moment and the players are physically way off all the five teams we played so far, Blame Pete McGrath all we want but you can only build a house with the tools you have. Our players are not at the level of division 1 or 2 and its not their fault. The counties that we played so far. They have clubs competing at the highest level of club football for a while now Kilcoo, Burren, Rostrevor in Down Cavan Gaels, Kingscourt, Ramor in Cavan Clonmel Commercials in Tipperary Nemo Rangers and Carbury in Cork St Brigids in Roscommon Our clubs need to get to a level where we are competing to nearly the same level as these teams before we expect our county team to be matching the respective counties. Don't blame Pete McGrath, as at the end of the day it is up to our clubs to stand up a be counted. Put the structure in place that you are producing the players that county team managers can call upon. We have about 4 clubs who are trying to get it right but by talking to people from these clubs they are not getting much help from the county board here, there is stumbling block being put in their way. We had a league system in place in 2017 that was putting club football in the right direction and this could have being the first step to sorting the standard of club football...BUT what did we do, we let certain clubs and certain CB officers push through a change to go back to the old format as their clubs did not want to play in the so called lower divisions. It was done by who could shout the loudest at the county board meetings. Not a care here in the development of club football or most important club players in Louth. All they are worried about is the level their club is playing at. Yes, no harm in that but is that the right decision in the overall scheme. NO NO NO. Every player, Every team and Every club will find its level to play at, if its Division 1 or Division 6 There was two meetings lately held by our games manager in darver where he held meetings of the club coaching officers which i believe is a fantastic idea...How many turned up a both meetings??? 5 clubs...what does that tell you Under the current County Committee (and that includes club delegates) and under the current club structures Louth Football is only heading one way and that is down hill RAPIDLY.

itslouth (Louth) - 12/03/2018 10:20:57