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Both semi-finals plus intermediate final off.

TurnipAyter (Longford) - Posts: 114 - 25/09/2020 22:06:04    2294121

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Killoe has the two confirmed positive cases, but there must be other clubs with Covid tests going on based on the list of matches cancelled, or is there a link between the two players and lads in those other clubs?

Cancelled games due to Covid
Intermediate Final - Ardagh Moydow v Killashee
ACFL Division 1 - Colmcille v Granard
Senior Championship SF - Slashers v Mullinalaghta
Senior Championship SF - Killoe v Mostrim
Junior Championship QF - Longford Slashers v Killoe

arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 163 - 26/09/2020 17:02:36    2294185

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Replying To arcadia:  "Killoe has the two confirmed positive cases, but there must be other clubs with Covid tests going on based on the list of matches cancelled, or is there a link between the two players and lads in those other clubs?

Cancelled games due to Covid
Intermediate Final - Ardagh Moydow v Killashee
ACFL Division 1 - Colmcille v Granard
Senior Championship SF - Slashers v Mullinalaghta
Senior Championship SF - Killoe v Mostrim
Junior Championship QF - Longford Slashers v Killoe"
They are friends of people within the other clubs so the 14 day rule would apply. As long as everyone comes out healthy is all that matters.

Nelson39 (Longford) - Posts: 33 - 26/09/2020 20:29:26    2294209

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Lots of rumours circulating, in most cases they are just rumours. Nothing is fact unless it's from a direct source. That's not excusing some irresponsible behaviour resulting in a wide circle of close contacts, even in local schools. Better behaviour would be expected from supporters. All clubs players need to realise they need to behave responsible if they want to keep the show on the road.

botheyesclosed (Longford) - Posts: 76 - 26/09/2020 22:18:26    2294232

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Lots of rumours circulating, in most cases they are just rumours. Nothing is fact unless it's from a direct source. That's not excusing some irresponsible behaviour resulting in a wide circle of close contacts, even in local schools. Better behaviour would be expected from supporters. All clubs players need to realise they need to behave responsible if they want to keep the show on the road.

botheyesclosed (Longford) - Posts: 76 - 26/09/2020 23:34:19    2294240

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The disrespect given to Connolly/mostrim u18 team throughout the year was unbelievable. Heard they won u16 final 2 years ago and then gained young players for this year and weren't given a chance to win it. Practically good to see the connollys on the rise a proud club who are struggling

Longfordpat (Longford) - Posts: 13 - 27/09/2020 04:47:53    2294246

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Replying To Longfordpat:  "The disrespect given to Connolly/mostrim u18 team throughout the year was unbelievable. Heard they won u16 final 2 years ago and then gained young players for this year and weren't given a chance to win it. Practically good to see the connollys on the rise a proud club who are struggling"
Was there disrespect given to Clonbroney/Wolfe Tones? Yes, they did win the Juvenile title two years ago so not a surprise to see them in the Minor Final and fair play to them for winning it.

arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 163 - 27/09/2020 13:26:09    2294285

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Replying To GAAmanj:  "You are a very knowledgeable man about football with that post"
got the abbeylara prediction badly wrong. i actually would of had them as dark horses behind killoe and mullinalaghta but they were terrible and deserved the hammering they got. looks like maybe they have missed the boat for being title contenders. killoe did win handy, never got out off second gear.
two very easy wins coming up for killoe and mullinalaghat... whenever they get played!!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 31 - 28/09/2020 15:50:01    2294556

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Replying To Longfordpat:  "The disrespect given to Connolly/mostrim u18 team throughout the year was unbelievable. Heard they won u16 final 2 years ago and then gained young players for this year and weren't given a chance to win it. Practically good to see the connollys on the rise a proud club who are struggling"
Hardly disrespect just because one journalist predicted a narrow victory for Slashers. I hear it was a great game. A first ever minor championship victory for Connolly's and the 3rd time in history that Mostrim have won it in an amalgamation. Who said amalgamations don't work. They are good for football overall but one would hope that in the future given the population boom in Edgeworthstown that Mostrim will be able to field 15 on their own . It really is a wake up call to other clubs not taking part in the 15 aside championship to look at amalgamation options. Only 4 clubs fielded on their own in minor championship while at u16 and U14s it was even worse with only 2 clubs killoe and Clonguish fielding. At least at minor level there was another 4 teams made up of lads from 9 adult clubs meaning that 13 clubs had lads playing 15 aside championship football but a further 8 did not. U16 was terrible with only 7 clubs in the county having lads playing 15 aside championship football. All clubs should have the opportunity to play 15aside championship despite their small numbers if we are to improve our county teams. Regional or amalgamation teams are a must while still playing allowing smaller clubs to maintain identity by playing with lower numbers like 13 or 11 aside.

jack99 (Dublin) - Posts: 16 - 29/09/2020 10:37:15    2294691

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Replying To jack99:  "Hardly disrespect just because one journalist predicted a narrow victory for Slashers. I hear it was a great game. A first ever minor championship victory for Connolly's and the 3rd time in history that Mostrim have won it in an amalgamation. Who said amalgamations don't work. They are good for football overall but one would hope that in the future given the population boom in Edgeworthstown that Mostrim will be able to field 15 on their own . It really is a wake up call to other clubs not taking part in the 15 aside championship to look at amalgamation options. Only 4 clubs fielded on their own in minor championship while at u16 and U14s it was even worse with only 2 clubs killoe and Clonguish fielding. At least at minor level there was another 4 teams made up of lads from 9 adult clubs meaning that 13 clubs had lads playing 15 aside championship football but a further 8 did not. U16 was terrible with only 7 clubs in the county having lads playing 15 aside championship football. All clubs should have the opportunity to play 15aside championship despite their small numbers if we are to improve our county teams. Regional or amalgamation teams are a must while still playing allowing smaller clubs to maintain identity by playing with lower numbers like 13 or 11 aside."
Did Sean Connollys /killoe region not win the minor championship in 1990? I think they beat Manning Gales in the final. Ciaran Fox star man that day.

Stato53 (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 29/09/2020 12:30:56    2294718

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Replying To slasher9:  "got the abbeylara prediction badly wrong. i actually would of had them as dark horses behind killoe and mullinalaghta but they were terrible and deserved the hammering they got. looks like maybe they have missed the boat for being title contenders. killoe did win handy, never got out off second gear.
two very easy wins coming up for killoe and mullinalaghat... whenever they get played!!!"
Next Tuesday night Killoe v Mostrim in Allen Park and St.Columbas v Slashers in Monaduff.

Nelson39 (Longford) - Posts: 33 - 29/09/2020 12:53:09    2294723

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Replying To Stato53:  "Did Sean Connollys /killoe region not win the minor championship in 1990? I think they beat Manning Gales in the final. Ciaran Fox star man that day."
Don't think that was their first either, may have won an earlier title with a Killoe amalgamation. Either way, well done to both clubs on their victory and great to say a new name on the Minor title

shootfromthelip (Longford) - Posts: 20 - 29/09/2020 15:13:55    2294750

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Replying To Nelson39:  "Next Tuesday night Killoe v Mostrim in Allen Park and St.Columbas v Slashers in Monaduff."
midweek county semi finals dont sound right to me. has a date been fixed for the final? does anyone know what is going on with the hurling. year has turned into a mess
well done to connollys/mostrim on there minor win, sounded like a cracker!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 31 - 29/09/2020 15:24:10    2294754

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Replying To shootfromthelip:  "Don't think that was their first either, may have won an earlier title with a Killoe amalgamation. Either way, well done to both clubs on their victory and great to say a new name on the Minor title"
Clonbroney's first involvement in a Minor Championship title was 1978 when Killoe Region (Killoe/Clonbroney/Shroid) won the Minor Championship by beating Granard. The next time a Killoe Region amalgamation won the Minor Championship was 1985 beating Colmcille, but that was Killoe/Shroid that time (no Clonbroney). The last time the Killoe Region amalgamation won the Minor Championship was 1990 and that was Killoe/Clonbroney (no Shroid) who beat St Vincents by 3 points. On all three occasions, the team was called Killoe Region. There were other amalgamations between Killoe and Clonbroney in the early 2000's which went by 'Camlin Rovers' (a nod to 1919 Senior Championship winners). That same name was used by a Clonbroney/St. Francis combination who won the Juvenile championship in 2000.

So all in all, this is the third time Clonbroney has been part of a Minor Championship win (1978, 1990 & 2020). Great to see such a boost for the game in Ballinalee. It was not long ago that numbers got low and things were not so bright, so well done to those who have worked like dogs to get back to winning ways, and kudos to the Wolfe Tones side of that marriage too. Takes two to tango.

arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 163 - 29/09/2020 17:54:18    2294775

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Replying To slasher9:  "midweek county semi finals dont sound right to me. has a date been fixed for the final? does anyone know what is going on with the hurling. year has turned into a mess
well done to connollys/mostrim on there minor win, sounded like a cracker!"
According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)

arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 163 - 29/09/2020 18:00:18    2294776

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Replying To arcadia:  "According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)"
edgeworthtown are down to play this sunday in hurling then football two days later and then should they win against killoe a football final on the following sunday??? this is crazy stuff. why is our county board cramming everything into a week here what is wrong with using next week as well. longford are playing derry and we have an outside chance of promotion but i think the clubs deserve better then this. our clubs should come first and foremost

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 31 - 30/09/2020 09:57:26    2294841

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Replying To slasher9:  "
Replying To arcadia:  "According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)"
edgeworthtown are down to play this sunday in hurling then football two days later and then should they win against killoe a football final on the following sunday??? this is crazy stuff. why is our county board cramming everything into a week here what is wrong with using next week as well. longford are playing derry and we have an outside chance of promotion but i think the clubs deserve better then this. our clubs should come first and foremost"
From the rumours going around there might not be any games in the next two weeks. Hopefully they are not true.

Nelson39 (Longford) - Posts: 33 - 30/09/2020 11:51:30    2294863

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Replying To slasher9:  "
Replying To arcadia:  "According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)"
edgeworthtown are down to play this sunday in hurling then football two days later and then should they win against killoe a football final on the following sunday??? this is crazy stuff. why is our county board cramming everything into a week here what is wrong with using next week as well. longford are playing derry and we have an outside chance of promotion but i think the clubs deserve better then this. our clubs should come first and foremost"
Hard to understand the hurry on the hurling final. Surely that could come after the Senior is played. Not ideal for the two teams to have to sit around, but these are not ordinary times and it seems to make more sense to just leave that one until Slashers and Mostrim both have sufficient time to finish senior championship action (at whatever stage) and play it a week or more after that.

arcadia (Longford) - Posts: 163 - 30/09/2020 12:56:13    2294878

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Replying To arcadia:  "
Replying To slasher9:  "[quote=arcadia:  "According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)"
edgeworthtown are down to play this sunday in hurling then football two days later and then should they win against killoe a football final on the following sunday??? this is crazy stuff. why is our county board cramming everything into a week here what is wrong with using next week as well. longford are playing derry and we have an outside chance of promotion but i think the clubs deserve better then this. our clubs should come first and foremost"
Hard to understand the hurry on the hurling final. Surely that could come after the Senior is played. Not ideal for the two teams to have to sit around, but these are not ordinary times and it seems to make more sense to just leave that one until Slashers and Mostrim both have sufficient time to finish senior championship action (at whatever stage) and play it a week or more after that."]If Mostrim had to play the football QF when it was first fixed mid week they would of had more time. The fact that games are crammed is partly Mostrims fault, and as a result they have to play a semi final mid week. Hurling final should of been played on the 20th only it was moved because of the football QF. If it was left until after the football as u suggest there would be criticism for always putting football ahead of Hurling. There is no perfect calendar or time line because of the current covid situation in the world. People should except that and be lucky to be able to play at all. It could all be stopped very quickly like last week but hopefully not.

Longfordgaamad (Longford) - Posts: 4 - 30/09/2020 15:36:25    2294911

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Replying To Longfordgaamad:  "
Replying To arcadia:  "[quote=slasher9:  "[quote=arcadia:  "According to the latest fixtures on the Longford site...

- Hurling final is Sunday 4th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Semi-finals on Tuesday night 6th October (Both Streamed).
- Intermediate Final is Saturday 10th October (Will be streamed).
- Senior Football Final is Sunday 11th October (Will be live on TG4)"
edgeworthtown are down to play this sunday in hurling then football two days later and then should they win against killoe a football final on the following sunday??? this is crazy stuff. why is our county board cramming everything into a week here what is wrong with using next week as well. longford are playing derry and we have an outside chance of promotion but i think the clubs deserve better then this. our clubs should come first and foremost"
Hard to understand the hurry on the hurling final. Surely that could come after the Senior is played. Not ideal for the two teams to have to sit around, but these are not ordinary times and it seems to make more sense to just leave that one until Slashers and Mostrim both have sufficient time to finish senior championship action (at whatever stage) and play it a week or more after that."]If Mostrim had to play the football QF when it was first fixed mid week they would of had more time. The fact that games are crammed is partly Mostrims fault, and as a result they have to play a semi final mid week. Hurling final should of been played on the 20th only it was moved because of the football QF. If it was left until after the football as u suggest there would be criticism for always putting football ahead of Hurling. There is no perfect calendar or time line because of the current covid situation in the world. People should except that and be lucky to be able to play at all. It could all be stopped very quickly like last week but hopefully not."]Tuesday would be earliest semis could be played due to players in isolation. Hopefully it gets played or may never be finished. The Derry game must be a doubt with the numbers in NI.
Thanks all for clarifications on Connolly's minor successes. Their actual name never on Roll of honour confused me. Happy to be corrected when I'm wrong!

jack99 (Dublin) - Posts: 16 - 01/10/2020 08:05:19    2294969

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