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Replying To JimmyNail:  "Good win Sunday , a first in Pearse Park since 1993 I'm told,made hard work of it missed a lot of chances to kill the game in the last quarter and nearly paid the price. Wonder will the Kildare game be in somewhere like Mulligar? Would Ballinamore host a home preliminary quarter final or even quarter final if we manage to beat kildare or would we have to go to somewhere like Pearse Park?"
Cavan, Clones, Navan perhaps. We played Kildare in a league playoff in Navan if not mistaken in the early nineties when PJ Carroll was manager and Micko had just taken over in Kildare it was jammed. Mullingar is tidy wee ground probably best suited size wise. I can't see any reason why Ballinamore would host a quarter? What is the capacity?

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 148 - 21/05/2024 17:15:04    2546222

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Replying To JimmyNail:  "Good win Sunday , a first in Pearse Park since 1993 I'm told,made hard work of it missed a lot of chances to kill the game in the last quarter and nearly paid the price. Wonder will the Kildare game be in somewhere like Mulligar? Would Ballinamore host a home preliminary quarter final or even quarter final if we manage to beat kildare or would we have to go to somewhere like Pearse Park?"
If we draw New York in the preliminary quarters bring them out to Cloone

Hatchetman76 (Leitrim) - Posts: 12 - 21/05/2024 18:55:21    2546235

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Replying To Backheel:  "Cavan, Clones, Navan perhaps. We played Kildare in a league playoff in Navan if not mistaken in the early nineties when PJ Carroll was manager and Micko had just taken over in Kildare it was jammed. Mullingar is tidy wee ground probably best suited size wise. I can't see any reason why Ballinamore would host a quarter? What is the capacity?"
The teams who finish top of the group get home advantage for the quarter finals so Ballinamore won't have to worry about it. Ye will have a home prelim though.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 372 - 21/05/2024 20:23:22    2546252

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If Leitrim do get drawn against New York, they should go all out to run up a big score against them. Not too humiliate New York by any means, but to exorcise a few bad ghosts. New York's record defeat in the championship is 26 points, when Mayo beat them 3-28 to 1-8 in 2004.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1089 - 22/05/2024 07:41:53    2546282

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Replying To Hatchetman76:  "If we draw New York in the preliminary quarters bring them out to Cloone"
I vote Eslin. Best pitch in the county

eslinchickenmaryland (Leitrim) - Posts: 84 - 22/05/2024 07:57:23    2546286

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "If Leitrim do get drawn against New York, they should go all out to run up a big score against them. Not too humiliate New York by any means, but to exorcise a few bad ghosts. New York's record defeat in the championship is 26 points, when Mayo beat them 3-28 to 1-8 in 2004."
Because everyone will surely sit up and take notice then... NOT.

The time to beat them was in NY... & with that we'll leave it at that.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 866 - 22/05/2024 13:58:18    2546400

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "If Leitrim do get drawn against New York, they should go all out to run up a big score against them. Not too humiliate New York by any means, but to exorcise a few bad ghosts. New York's record defeat in the championship is 26 points, when Mayo beat them 3-28 to 1-8 in 2004."
I think if we do draw New York it will be a pretty close game. I don't think we are in a position to "go all out to run up a big score" against any county. Some lads on here need to cop themselves on.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 256 - 22/05/2024 14:36:43    2546416

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "If Leitrim do get drawn against New York, they should go all out to run up a big score against them. Not too humiliate New York by any means, but to exorcise a few bad ghosts. New York's record defeat in the championship is 26 points, when Mayo beat them 3-28 to 1-8 in 2004."
Very very odd comment and I've read some odd ones on here

republican (Sligo) - Posts: 329 - 22/05/2024 14:48:30    2546420

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "I think if we do draw New York it will be a pretty close game. I don't think we are in a position to "go all out to run up a big score" against any county. Some lads on here need to cop themselves on."
agreed, I think they could keep to us for 40-50 minutes anyway and if they are not out of the game by then anything could happen, we are no team for anyone else to fear. The positive for us is they will not have half of the team that beat us last year, if they did it would be far from an easy draw.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 491 - 22/05/2024 16:42:05    2546451

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Replying To Square_B:  "Because everyone will surely sit up and take notice then... NOT.

The time to beat them was in NY... & with that we'll leave it at that."
I was wondering when you would make a return.

Profound statement alright.

Remember we can't change the past , the future can be different

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 482 - 22/05/2024 16:46:28    2546453

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "If Leitrim do get drawn against New York, they should go all out to run up a big score against them. Not too humiliate New York by any means, but to exorcise a few bad ghosts. New York's record defeat in the championship is 26 points, when Mayo beat them 3-28 to 1-8 in 2004."
I talked about exorcising ghosts; a lot of you.are exercised by my comments. It's nice to get this much attention. Makes me feel wanted... maybe even loved! You guys aren't a bad bunch after all.

Right, joking aside. I really don't think Leitrim will beat New York by 20+ points if we play them this summer. It will be tight, and only if Leitrim have a reasonably comfortable lead with 15 or 20 minutes to go then maybe they can throw caution to the wind a bit, but only if they have the discipline to go back to Plan A if New York start to claw back.

They should approach the game as cautiously as a game against any other opponent. After all, Leitrim will be the opponent New York will be looking for as well. But it won't be an annihilation. I might be a dreamer but I'm not a fool.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1089 - 22/05/2024 19:08:51    2546477

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Replying To joeman123:  "I was wondering when you would make a return.

Profound statement alright.

Remember we can't change the past , the future can be different"
Exactly Joeman123,

Go some way of exorcising the demons of that defeat - or do a square_b routine and wallow in the misery - which you'd suspect is his comfort zone. I know I'm been unfair and possibly wrong but sometimes I sense some disappointment in him when we do well - a kind of a I have to suspend, 'I told you so' - type of thing.

I do have issues with a few things, but nobody can deny we have had (overall) a good 2024 to date.

Solo_Run (Leitrim) - Posts: 214 - 22/05/2024 19:10:21    2546478

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Replying To Square_B:  "Because everyone will surely sit up and take notice then... NOT.

The time to beat them was in NY... & with that we'll leave it at that."
IF the impossible happened and it was a massacre, we would destroy everyone in our path by even greater margins in this year's Tailteann Cup. Shuddering in their boots, Dublin and Kerry would have mass retirements rather than face Leitrim in next year's Sam Maguire. Sports managers and journalists from all over the world would flock to Leitrim training sessions to get a glimpse of what drives the most impressive team ever in any sport.

Come on. Don't think that just cos we lost to New York last year that there's no point in trying to beat them this year. We lost to them last year, but that was then and we're here and it's now. We lost to London in the 70s, yet we won Connacht in 1994. We've lost to them again since then, yet the sky hasn't fallen in. We took our medicine from New York and moved on, having got promoted in the League this year and already bettered our 2023 Tailteann Cup performance.

Maybe you were trying to make a different point, but I really don't see it, other than we lost to NY a year ago, so why haven't we given up already.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1089 - 22/05/2024 20:28:28    2546487

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Replying To joeman123:  "I was wondering when you would make a return.

Profound statement alright.

Remember we can't change the past , the future can be different"
Ah I see you're back Joe... still deluded I see. Moran's tenure will always be remembered for NY, sugar coat that all you want.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 866 - 23/05/2024 10:38:11    2546528

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "IF the impossible happened and it was a massacre, we would destroy everyone in our path by even greater margins in this year's Tailteann Cup. Shuddering in their boots, Dublin and Kerry would have mass retirements rather than face Leitrim in next year's Sam Maguire. Sports managers and journalists from all over the world would flock to Leitrim training sessions to get a glimpse of what drives the most impressive team ever in any sport.

Come on. Don't think that just cos we lost to New York last year that there's no point in trying to beat them this year. We lost to them last year, but that was then and we're here and it's now. We lost to London in the 70s, yet we won Connacht in 1994. We've lost to them again since then, yet the sky hasn't fallen in. We took our medicine from New York and moved on, having got promoted in the League this year and already bettered our 2023 Tailteann Cup performance.

Maybe you were trying to make a different point, but I really don't see it, other than we lost to NY a year ago, so why haven't we given up already."
Where did I say that we shouldn't try beat them? I expect that we should beat NY every time we meet them. Anyone that says anything else is just an apologist. Who cares if we put up a massive score against them IF we meet them again in the TC? Who exactly are we going to be proving a point to?

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 866 - 23/05/2024 16:39:29    2546652

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Replying To Solo_Run:  "Exactly Joeman123,

Go some way of exorcising the demons of that defeat - or do a square_b routine and wallow in the misery - which you'd suspect is his comfort zone. I know I'm been unfair and possibly wrong but sometimes I sense some disappointment in him when we do well - a kind of a I have to suspend, 'I told you so' - type of thing.

I do have issues with a few things, but nobody can deny we have had (overall) a good 2024 to date."
Another deluded Leitrim supporter.

"Exorcising the demons of that defeat" LOL What planet are you on? We'll always be known as the 1st team that lost to NY in the championship. Sugar coat that all you like. IF we meet NY again running up a large score won't change that FACT.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 866 - 23/05/2024 16:46:21    2546656

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Replying To Square_B:  "Ah I see you're back Joe... still deluded I see. Moran's tenure will always be remembered for NY, sugar coat that all you want."
Square B I generally find myself agreeing with you most of the time, but I do think Andy Moran Is getting the most out of this squad. People beat the drum about the population issue but the reality is there is a massive amount of quality footballers not committing to the panel. Mohill have been the standout team in Leitrim the last 10 years and they had no one in the match day 26, a club like them should have 5/6 players on the county panel. Ballinamore are another club who should have more players on the panel. There is bigger issues at play in the county other than Andy. What's the alternative/solution do you think ?

Hatchetman76 (Leitrim) - Posts: 12 - 23/05/2024 19:45:10    2546695

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Replying To Square_B:  "
Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "IF the impossible happened and it was a massacre, we would destroy everyone in our path by even greater margins in this year's Tailteann Cup. Shuddering in their boots, Dublin and Kerry would have mass retirements rather than face Leitrim in next year's Sam Maguire. Sports managers and journalists from all over the world would flock to Leitrim training sessions to get a glimpse of what drives the most impressive team ever in any sport.

Come on. Don't think that just cos we lost to New York last year that there's no point in trying to beat them this year. We lost to them last year, but that was then and we're here and it's now. We lost to London in the 70s, yet we won Connacht in 1994. We've lost to them again since then, yet the sky hasn't fallen in. We took our medicine from New York and moved on, having got promoted in the League this year and already bettered our 2023 Tailteann Cup performance.

Maybe you were trying to make a different point, but I really don't see it, other than we lost to NY a year ago, so why haven't we given up already."
Where did I say that we shouldn't try beat them? I expect that we should beat NY every time we meet them. Anyone that says anything else is just an apologist. Who cares if we put up a massive score against them IF we meet them again in the TC? Who exactly are we going to be proving a point to?"
Nobody. It would exorcise some demons. That's all. You mentioned the inalterable fact of Leitrim being the first team to lose to NY. Well wouldn't it do some good for some of those players to get another crack at them and put that particular heartache to right. And on the topic of losing to New York, let's not forget that Sligo lost to New York in the FBD League in 2004 and to London (who had beaten the mighty Kilkenny in the preliminary round) in the 2008 Tommy Murphy Cup, predating our infamous double. Not fondly regarded competitions I know, but I'm sure they don't like being reminded of it, and I'm only bringing it up to support my point; upsets happen but a team isn't defined by it forever and ever. What are Kerry remembered for? Winning 38 All-Ireland titles or losing to Waterford in 1957?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1089 - 24/05/2024 07:34:36    2546725

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Replying To Square_B:  "Another deluded Leitrim supporter.

"Exorcising the demons of that defeat" LOL What planet are you on? We'll always be known as the 1st team that lost to NY in the championship. Sugar coat that all you like. IF we meet NY again running up a large score won't change that FACT."
agree completely!! NY will always have it over Leitrim. Doesn't mean we cant kick the **** out of them if we get them

TJH (Sligo) - Posts: 22 - 24/05/2024 09:39:40    2546746

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Replying To TJH:  "agree completely!! NY will always have it over Leitrim. Doesn't mean we cant kick the **** out of them if we get them"
God, New York have really got into your mindset. Before we played them I said that we would hammer them and posters said I was too cocky. That's exactly what we did. Move on, it's history and you can't change it

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1741 - 24/05/2024 10:08:55    2546752

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