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This leitrim u17 and u20 played well against us and definitely have good players to step up. I would say I was disappointed how ye did against others in Connacht. I know ye bet Mayo in the u20 but all the other results showed a lack of belief. Ye seem to not fear Sligo and always give us trouble but performance level drops sharply against the big dogs when they get ahead in games.

Good luck against Kildare in the senior. Its interesting outsiders would think Moran is doing a decent job given promotion, Beirnes absence and other injuries but inside the county its very mixed. Very similar in Sligo outsiders with a surface level insight think McEntee is a miracle worker whereas some of us don't really rate him at all and know the mistakes he makes but he is starting to benefit greatly from the quality of player coming through like canice mulligan etc...

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1674 - 29/05/2024 17:30:55    2548215

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I find myself in a strange position in that I'm confident that Leitrim might surprise Kildare on Saturday. Winning is contagious, and Leitrim has put in 2 good performances. Everyone says Kildare will win, but they're in the Tailteann Cup for a reason.
For over 20 years, we've been a county of half-empty glasses. Maybe please God, Saturday evening the glass will be half-full.
Leitrim Abu'.

Leitrim2024 (Leitrim) - Posts: 39 - 29/05/2024 19:22:34    2548243

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I find myself in a strange position in that I'm confident that Leitrim might surprise Kildare on Saturday. Winning is contagious, and Leitrim has put in 2 good performances. Everyone says Kildare will win, but they're in the Tailteann Cup for a reason.
For over 20 years, we've been a county of half-empty glasses. Maybe please God, Saturday evening the glass will be half-full.
Leitrim Abu'.

Leitrim2024 (Leitrim) - Posts: 39 - 29/05/2024 19:33:31    2548244

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "I find myself in a strange position in that I'm confident that Leitrim might surprise Kildare on Saturday. Winning is contagious, and Leitrim has put in 2 good performances. Everyone says Kildare will win, but they're in the Tailteann Cup for a reason.
For over 20 years, we've been a county of half-empty glasses. Maybe please God, Saturday evening the glass will be half-full.
Leitrim Abu'."
I generally find that Leitrim people are very optimistic, and sometimes they would be better keeping that optimism to themselves until the game is over. I don't expect that you will win. But then ye were very optimistic about the minor and the U.20 teams you had also and there wasn't much substance to that confidence either. I'm not running ye down, maybe it's a great trait to have, glass is never half empty it's nearly always overflowing. Good luck against Kildare

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1801 - 29/05/2024 22:34:25    2548266

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Replying To Sligonian:  "This leitrim u17 and u20 played well against us and definitely have good players to step up. I would say I was disappointed how ye did against others in Connacht. I know ye bet Mayo in the u20 but all the other results showed a lack of belief. Ye seem to not fear Sligo and always give us trouble but performance level drops sharply against the big dogs when they get ahead in games.

Good luck against Kildare in the senior. Its interesting outsiders would think Moran is doing a decent job given promotion, Beirnes absence and other injuries but inside the county its very mixed. Very similar in Sligo outsiders with a surface level insight think McEntee is a miracle worker whereas some of us don't really rate him at all and know the mistakes he makes but he is starting to benefit greatly from the quality of player coming through like canice mulligan etc..."
Fair comment.

Sligo's progressive work with underage development has been rewarded.Leitrim is behind in that area, but has been catching up and the omens are encouraging.

Andy Moran is generally very well regarded by Leitrim Supporters and is very much admired by the players.He is trying to change the mindset ,but has been dealt a few hard blows ,eg Keith Beirne's absence.Duvision 3 will be a big test.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 489 - 29/05/2024 23:31:02    2548273

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "I find myself in a strange position in that I'm confident that Leitrim might surprise Kildare on Saturday. Winning is contagious, and Leitrim has put in 2 good performances. Everyone says Kildare will win, but they're in the Tailteann Cup for a reason.
For over 20 years, we've been a county of half-empty glasses. Maybe please God, Saturday evening the glass will be half-full.
Leitrim Abu'."
Now that is indeed a strange position

onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 34 - 29/05/2024 23:48:53    2548274

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Replying To eoinog:  "I generally find that Leitrim people are very optimistic, and sometimes they would be better keeping that optimism to themselves until the game is over. I don't expect that you will win. But then ye were very optimistic about the minor and the U.20 teams you had also and there wasn't much substance to that confidence either. I'm not running ye down, maybe it's a great trait to have, glass is never half empty it's nearly always overflowing. Good luck against Kildare"
Ah but you are running us down with that comment, as you repeatedly do on this forum. Must be shocking boring on your own thread.

eslinchickenmaryland (Leitrim) - Posts: 123 - 30/05/2024 11:31:30    2548337

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Replying To eslinchickenmaryland:  "Ah but you are running us down with that comment, as you repeatedly do on this forum. Must be shocking boring on your own thread."
True, true,

Faint praise !!!

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 489 - 30/05/2024 14:06:43    2548400

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Replying To eslinchickenmaryland:  "Ah but you are running us down with that comment, as you repeatedly do on this forum. Must be shocking boring on your own thread."
I'm not running ye down. I have no idea where you get the optimism from

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1801 - 30/05/2024 14:42:55    2548409

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Replying To eoinog:  "I'm not running ye down. I have no idea where you get the optimism from"
You obviously have no understanding of the dynamics of sport. Glass half full is the norm for supporters in any code. Leitrim supporters & teams always look to the positives otherwise why bother which is presumably your depressive position. I will always support Leitrim irrespective of how we do eg I want us to beat Kildare not just turn up which I know Andy & the lads want to win.

leitrimabu1 (Leitrim) - Posts: 135 - 30/05/2024 17:40:44    2548456

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Replying To eoinog:  "I generally find that Leitrim people are very optimistic, and sometimes they would be better keeping that optimism to themselves until the game is over. I don't expect that you will win. But then ye were very optimistic about the minor and the U.20 teams you had also and there wasn't much substance to that confidence either. I'm not running ye down, maybe it's a great trait to have, glass is never half empty it's nearly always overflowing. Good luck against Kildare"
Why in the name of God should they keep it to themselves?? Isn't that what sport is about? There's enough negativity in this world, sport and especially GAA is an outlet for us all. Build your hopes up, convince yourselves you will win.. "just maybe!". If we all went to games thinking we are going to lose, what's the bloody point!

D.Hyde (Roscommon) - Posts: 203 - 30/05/2024 22:14:04    2548488

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Below are my league predictions for this year:

Division 1
1. St Marys
2. Fenagh

Winners: St Mary's
Relegated: Leitrim Gaels & Carrigallen

Division 2
1. Manor
2. Gortletteragh

Winners: Manor
Relegated: Aughnasheelin & Kiltubrid

Division 3
1. Aughavas
2. Dromahair

Winners: Dromahair

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 262 - 31/05/2024 09:47:32    2548519

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Big game tonight in Ballinamore. Will test this both teams to see if their up 4a long run

TJH (Sligo) - Posts: 31 - 31/05/2024 10:08:23    2548521

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Replying To D.Hyde:  "Why in the name of God should they keep it to themselves?? Isn't that what sport is about? There's enough negativity in this world, sport and especially GAA is an outlet for us all. Build your hopes up, convince yourselves you will win.. "just maybe!". If we all went to games thinking we are going to lose, what's the bloody point!"
I never mentioned the word losing. All I asked is where does the optimism come from? I think Andy has done a really good job with Leitrim unlike most of the posters on this site who can't wait for him to get the bullet. I remember asking on the Roscommon forum 2 years ago why were you mad to get rid of Cunningham as I thought he was a good lad. I got a load of replies telling me how good Davey Burke was and how he would improve Roscommon football. I am still waiting for that progress to surface.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1801 - 31/05/2024 10:32:57    2548527

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Replying To eoinog:  "I never mentioned the word losing. All I asked is where does the optimism come from? I think Andy has done a really good job with Leitrim unlike most of the posters on this site who can't wait for him to get the bullet. I remember asking on the Roscommon forum 2 years ago why were you mad to get rid of Cunningham as I thought he was a good lad. I got a load of replies telling me how good Davey Burke was and how he would improve Roscommon football. I am still waiting for that progress to surface."
OK

I can assure you the posters on this forum who are anti Andy Moran are not typical of Leitrim Supporters.

There is huge support for Andy and the team and what has been achieved this year.

However confidence is no bad thing.Leitrim is dogged down with a legacy of failure and a litany of near misses.

It is good that there is a bit more confidence around.

We keep away from commenting on Roscommon, they are very demanding of success and have had a great run.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 489 - 31/05/2024 15:43:15    2548587

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Replying To joeman123:  "OK

I can assure you the posters on this forum who are anti Andy Moran are not typical of Leitrim Supporters.

There is huge support for Andy and the team and what has been achieved this year.

However confidence is no bad thing.Leitrim is dogged down with a legacy of failure and a litany of near misses.

It is good that there is a bit more confidence around.

We keep away from commenting on Roscommon, they are very demanding of success and have had a great run."
I definitely think it's less than 50:50 Leitrim supporters have much faith Andy. I don't think there is anti Andy sway. But a lot of people who watch Leitrim regularly feel we haven't made much/any progress under him and were very lucky to be promoted. But we are good football folk and think he deserves to stay on and see what he can do in Div. 3. But to be honest are not very optimistic about our prospects. That said the result against Longford probably the best of his tenure.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 151 - 01/06/2024 09:01:25    2548655

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Replying To Backheel:  "I definitely think it's less than 50:50 Leitrim supporters have much faith Andy. I don't think there is anti Andy sway. But a lot of people who watch Leitrim regularly feel we haven't made much/any progress under him and were very lucky to be promoted. But we are good football folk and think he deserves to stay on and see what he can do in Div. 3. But to be honest are not very optimistic about our prospects. That said the result against Longford probably the best of his tenure."
But what do you want ?
You got promoted,
Knockout stages of Tailteann Cup.
What else could you have achieved. this year?

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1801 - 01/06/2024 10:42:37    2548662

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Replying To eoinog:  "But what do you want ?
You got promoted,
Knockout stages of Tailteann Cup.
What else could you have achieved. this year?"
For me and others I speak who go to a lot of football at all grades for many years, genuine football people It's about the lack of cohesion in attack or forward play is very poor. We create very little tactically.
The line is a very slow to problem solve. Eg Dropping someone back in front of our full back line when the opposition full forward line are creating numerous one on ones or addressing being taken to the cleaners at midfield in game. I understand it is easy from up in the stand. And will always support Leitrim in a positive way. And would be delighted to be proven wrong.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 151 - 01/06/2024 12:04:31    2548673

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Replying To joeman123:  "OK

I can assure you the posters on this forum who are anti Andy Moran are not typical of Leitrim Supporters.

There is huge support for Andy and the team and what has been achieved this year.

However confidence is no bad thing.Leitrim is dogged down with a legacy of failure and a litany of near misses.

It is good that there is a bit more confidence around.

We keep away from commenting on Roscommon, they are very demanding of success and have had a great run."
You're right Joe, we're not typical Leitrim supporters. We're not delusional.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 882 - 01/06/2024 17:48:43    2548726

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Made a decent effort in the second half for 20 minutes to get back within 2 points but kildare gradually took control again their running power exposed gaps in our defence far too often. Hopefully we can get a win next weekend far from certain but that's probably as far as we're going

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 201 - 01/06/2024 23:25:54    2548797

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