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Replying To joeman123:  "Who will win this afternoon?
Ballinamore or Carrick?"
Ballinamore to get over the line. If we are to have any sort of competitive county final then SOH need to get there

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 164 - 02/10/2021 15:15:02    2384146

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Ballinamore on fire at halftime. No way back for St Marys. Only for goalie it would be a total whitelash and its only half way.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 02/10/2021 17:16:44    2384172

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Jeasus Ballinamore are kicking St Mary's back into last week... 31 years since the last county title will surely be on their mind. Everyone said Mohill only had to turn up in 2018 against the Willies and we seen what happened there.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 281 - 02/10/2021 17:34:00    2384175

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Replying To Square_B:  "Jeasus Ballinamore are kicking St Mary's back into last week... 31 years since the last county title will surely be on their mind. Everyone said Mohill only had to turn up in 2018 against the Willies and we seen what happened there."
Very impressive by Ballinamore. Tom Prior is some player

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 02/10/2021 18:00:21    2384179

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Tom Prior is some man to ride a tackle.

Hard to know are Ballinamore that good or were Mary's just nowhere near up to it. They capitalised on a lot of Mary's mistakes.

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 341 - 02/10/2021 18:42:51    2384183

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Replying To Square_B:  "The man I suggested (Padraic Davis) obviously could not be convinced to put his name forward. He knows Leitrim football through his involvement with Mohill, did a decent enough job with Longford and is thought well of in Leitrim. Moran on the other hand has done nothing in management worthy of a county job. No official announcement yet from the county board so who knows if it's really true or not."
Agree. Nothing from CB yet, great support for Moran Sloan

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 02/10/2021 21:30:25    2384197

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Replying To Dodgy_Pass:  "Rumour has it Gary Donohoe assembled backroom team and went for it as did Kevin Walsh.

Sean Shanley ex Dublin Chairman was part of the selection committee along with Reynolds & McKeon so you'd imagine the interview process was rigourous.

You'd be hoping Andy got the job on the basis of what his vision is for the county and the panel and not for cost saving reasons as he loses out to the other two men mentioned above when it comes to local knowledge and managerial experience respectively.

He'll be watching games back on the stream as his club commitments will undoubtedly prevent him from attending the remainder of the championship games live.

He has been good to listen to on the Off the Ball podcast this year and his standing in the province/game will surely have players curious and eager to commit.

His background in S & C could surely be tapped into for formulating a long term program in this area for all players 14 and upwards in the county too.

Be interesting to see how it works out, certainly less risk involved with us than with the Longford job."
Would be very interested to hear who Gary Donoghue had lined up to come in with him. Donoghue to be fair has had success wherever he has went. Not many Leitrim coaches get opportunities in other counties even fewer have had the success he has had.

Very pleased with the Andy Moran appointment. From conversations with a few of last years squad it has really excited them after a challenging year. Hopefully he has the Sloans on board with him and I would guess a he will have a few Leitrim lads that he played with in Sligo with him as well.

They are often criticized (and rightly so at times) but it seems like the County Board have done well in this situation again.

There's a very good core of young players there. Hopefully they can be given the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 246 - 03/10/2021 07:43:34    2384198

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Replying To Leitrim1234:  "Would be very interested to hear who Gary Donoghue had lined up to come in with him. Donoghue to be fair has had success wherever he has went. Not many Leitrim coaches get opportunities in other counties even fewer have had the success he has had.

Very pleased with the Andy Moran appointment. From conversations with a few of last years squad it has really excited them after a challenging year. Hopefully he has the Sloans on board with him and I would guess a he will have a few Leitrim lads that he played with in Sligo with him as well.

They are often criticized (and rightly so at times) but it seems like the County Board have done well in this situation again.

There's a very good core of young players there. Hopefully they can be given the opportunity to fulfill their potential."
Really encouraging go hear the comments from players.

However nothing has been confirmed at all by Leitrim CB.

We can only hope it is true. I agree Sloan would be a massive plus. He has lots of managerial experience and like Moran he is highly respected.

Lets hope it happens.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 03/10/2021 10:32:39    2384213

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Replying To Leitrim1234:  "Would be very interested to hear who Gary Donoghue had lined up to come in with him. Donoghue to be fair has had success wherever he has went. Not many Leitrim coaches get opportunities in other counties even fewer have had the success he has had.

Very pleased with the Andy Moran appointment. From conversations with a few of last years squad it has really excited them after a challenging year. Hopefully he has the Sloans on board with him and I would guess a he will have a few Leitrim lads that he played with in Sligo with him as well.

They are often criticized (and rightly so at times) but it seems like the County Board have done well in this situation again.

There's a very good core of young players there. Hopefully they can be given the opportunity to fulfill their potential."
I would have had Gary Donohoe over Andy Moran anyday... did a lot of good work down in Cavan and the Willies had him on board when the won the county title in 2014. He obviously knows the Leitrim setup having been involved in Hyland's backroom team & managed teams. I'd also have been interested to see who his backroom team would have been. Knows his GAA and is a sound man by all accounts.

I've long said Hyland was fierce unlucky with Leitrim with Covid hitting... the whole momentum of 2019 fell flat on its face. Anyhow who ever the next manager is needs to be completely under no illusion that anything less than promotion in 2022 will be considered failure. No rebuilding job nonsence... we have the players in the county and its up to the county board and the new management team to get those lads out playing of their own will.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 281 - 03/10/2021 11:50:35    2384219

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Today's fixtures according to Wednesday's Observer.

Connacht Gold SFC Semi-Final:
Leitrim Gaels v Mohill in Avant Money Pairc Sean Mac Diarmada 2.30

Corrib Oil Junior A FC Quarter Finals:
Ballinamore SOH v Cloone in Kiltubrid; Glenfarne Kiltyclogher v St Mary's in Drumshanbo (2.00)

Gotham Dry Wall LGFA FC: All 11.00
Senior Championship: Kiltubrid v St Francis; Glencar Manorhamilton v Sean O'Heslins; Mohill v St Joseph's
Intermediate championship: Keeldra Gaels v Drumkeerin; St Mary's Kiltoghert v Dromahair
Junior Championship: Fenagh v Glencar Manorhamilton B; Dromahair B v Annaduff (4.00)

Newtowngore Engineering U17
Division 1 Semi-Final: Glencar Manorhamilton v Mac Diarmada Gaels in Boggaun 4.30

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 703 - 03/10/2021 11:52:25    2384220

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Replying To Square_B:  "I would have had Gary Donohoe over Andy Moran anyday... did a lot of good work down in Cavan and the Willies had him on board when the won the county title in 2014. He obviously knows the Leitrim setup having been involved in Hyland's backroom team & managed teams. I'd also have been interested to see who his backroom team would have been. Knows his GAA and is a sound man by all accounts.

I've long said Hyland was fierce unlucky with Leitrim with Covid hitting... the whole momentum of 2019 fell flat on its face. Anyhow who ever the next manager is needs to be completely under no illusion that anything less than promotion in 2022 will be considered failure. No rebuilding job nonsence... we have the players in the county and its up to the county board and the new management team to get those lads out playing of their own will."
The first thing the new manager, who ever it is, has to do is to get the players to commit. Word on the grapevine was that they were disillusioned,by those horrible beatings.
Division 4 with Cavan, Tipp, Sligo to mention the obvious is going to be ultra competitive and a competitive run is the most any sane individual can expect. Promotion, that would be wonderful in these circumstances but lets be realistic.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 03/10/2021 13:06:15    2384225

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Replying To Square_B:  "I would have had Gary Donohoe over Andy Moran anyday... did a lot of good work down in Cavan and the Willies had him on board when the won the county title in 2014. He obviously knows the Leitrim setup having been involved in Hyland's backroom team & managed teams. I'd also have been interested to see who his backroom team would have been. Knows his GAA and is a sound man by all accounts.

I've long said Hyland was fierce unlucky with Leitrim with Covid hitting... the whole momentum of 2019 fell flat on its face. Anyhow who ever the next manager is needs to be completely under no illusion that anything less than promotion in 2022 will be considered failure. No rebuilding job nonsence... we have the players in the county and its up to the county board and the new management team to get those lads out playing of their own will."
Good luck to Andy Moran, and Leitrim in 2022. The smaller counties are a key part of the association, although they may not have much success, those teams represent their county and supporters annually with pride in the jersey.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 405 - 03/10/2021 13:50:56    2384233

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Replying To joeman123:  "The first thing the new manager, who ever it is, has to do is to get the players to commit. Word on the grapevine was that they were disillusioned,by those horrible beatings.
Division 4 with Cavan, Tipp, Sligo to mention the obvious is going to be ultra competitive and a competitive run is the most any sane individual can expect. Promotion, that would be wonderful in these circumstances but lets be realistic."
I would completely agree that players have to commit but obviously promotion needs to be a target for any manager that comes in. Otherwise what's the point? I'm not a fan of the 'big name' manager appointments in general ... Moran would fit that description in my eyes. I hope I'm proven wrong but with all the talk about him and the lack of any proven management experience, the only thing he has going for him is that perhaps our best players will commit and because of that if promotion is not secured, it will be failure in my eyes. I firmly believe that we have the players in the county to do the job.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 281 - 03/10/2021 14:46:53    2384247

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The Cavan and Tipp games in Div 4 will measure where our county team is at. As both of them counties are very competitive and recently won there provincial championships. I'd excited for what Moran can bring if it is him. I believe we have some very exciting forwards now who could give lots of teams trouble and no doubt Moran can help make them gel.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 297 - 03/10/2021 15:13:02    2384250

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Replying To Square_B:  "I would completely agree that players have to commit but obviously promotion needs to be a target for any manager that comes in. Otherwise what's the point? I'm not a fan of the 'big name' manager appointments in general ... Moran would fit that description in my eyes. I hope I'm proven wrong but with all the talk about him and the lack of any proven management experience, the only thing he has going for him is that perhaps our best players will commit and because of that if promotion is not secured, it will be failure in my eyes. I firmly believe that we have the players in the county to do the job."
Perhaps but who from the club championship has put up their hands so far. Mohill very dependent on Keith Beirne today

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 03/10/2021 15:57:40    2384258

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Replying To Square_B:  "I would have had Gary Donohoe over Andy Moran anyday... did a lot of good work down in Cavan and the Willies had him on board when the won the county title in 2014. He obviously knows the Leitrim setup having been involved in Hyland's backroom team & managed teams. I'd also have been interested to see who his backroom team would have been. Knows his GAA and is a sound man by all accounts.

I've long said Hyland was fierce unlucky with Leitrim with Covid hitting... the whole momentum of 2019 fell flat on its face. Anyhow who ever the next manager is needs to be completely under no illusion that anything less than promotion in 2022 will be considered failure. No rebuilding job nonsence... we have the players in the county and its up to the county board and the new management team to get those lads out playing of their own will."
The players have a say also. I believe they wanted a change. They are the ones giving up their time.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 144 - 03/10/2021 16:26:22    2384272

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Can some please tell me what is the story with all these added restrictions? We are supposed to be lifting restrictions, not adding more. Is it coming from the county board or Croke Park?

Examples:
- Not allowed park in the car park of Mohill or Ballinamore's pitches even though we were allowed only 3 weeks ago. And Mohill ladies game this morning and they were allowed.
- 6 only allowed in a dressing room
- No allowed in the dressing room at half time. This time of year, its a relief to get into a dressing room at half time to get out of the wind and rain.
- Not allowed shower after a game. St Mary's lads a couple of weeks ago in torrential rain and then expected to get into a car and drive 40/50 minutes soaked. Surely there is more potential to pick up a flu and a weaker immune system potentially more risk of contracting COVID (I'm not a doctor but that's the way these things work... apparently)
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And, I think it was poor form that Leitrim didn't play the 2 senior games Saturday and play the junior Sunday. Due to their greed, and that's exactly what it is Mohill unfairly go the game postponed to next week while Manor and Carrick were forced to play the day after.

leitrimlad15 (Leitrim) - Posts: 20 - 03/10/2021 16:28:14    2384274

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Some results:

Connacht Gold SFC Semi-Final:
Leitrim Gaels 1-9 Mohill 1-15

Corrib Oil Junior A FC Quarter Finals:
Ballinamore SOH 1-12 Cloone 1-11
Glenfarne Kiltyclogher 1-9 St Mary's 0-9

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 703 - 03/10/2021 17:36:57    2384280

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Note: junior results sourced from Leitrim GAA website

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 703 - 03/10/2021 17:41:18    2384281

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "The players have a say also. I believe they wanted a change. They are the ones giving up their time."
Indeed they are giving up their time but if the players really need someone like Moran to make them commit or not, that's a reflection on them (and not a good one I'll add). Hyland was / is a good manager who was hard done by for different reasons.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 281 - 03/10/2021 19:19:37    2384291

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