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Replying To eslinchickenmaryland:  "There's 17 clubs in South Leitrim, 6 in North Leitrim. It would seem ludicrous to bring players from 17 clubs to Manorhamilton for example. Maybe at a stretch Drumkeeran might have been a compromise but that is a long 2.5 hour trip for Dublin based players as opposed to 1h 50 to Annaduff.
There should be a county standard ground in Manorhamilton capable of holding 5-6000 for a game maybe. But that requires a good bit of money."
I am talking about underage county training so your point about Dublin is irrelevant.There are usually about a third of the underage panel from north Leitrim. So the number of clubs not the point. But your attitude is typical of the attitude of the county board towards north Leitrim.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 150 - 08/06/2024 16:53:37    2550191

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "Some interesting club results last weekend. Mary's looked very impressive against a strong Mohill team. With Keith Beirne and Jordan Reynolds departing, could Mohill be vulnerable in the Championship.
Are Mohill on the slide?? Can anyone match Mary's??
Manor in Div 2 are flying. They could be dark horses this year?
Drumkeeran's 20pt hammering of Annaduff was a shock.
Aughawillian and Leitrim Gaels scraped a win and should survive in Div 1."
I didn't think there was much between Mohill and Carrick for the majority of the game. The 2 Carrick goals were in the first 3/4 minutes but the game was well balanced for the remainder.

As the current Senior Champion, it's a bit rich to write them off. Jordan Reynolds and Keith Beirne might be gone for the summer but what will they miss, 2 championship group games..hardly too substantial.

As for anyone catching Mary's.. everyone talking about Mary's dominance last couple of years yet they have 1 Senior to show for it. I'll believe it when I see it and the first step is to put back to back championships... Maybe then I'll be convinced

leitrimlad15 (Leitrim) - Posts: 72 - 08/06/2024 19:29:50    2550209

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3 up at half time having played with a very strong breeze wicklow could have another 2 goals got our defence is been carved open too easily. We've it all to do now to save our season

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 197 - 08/06/2024 19:41:21    2550211

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Watching the game since about 20 minutes gone. No-one's scored in the last 10 minutes apart from a Leitrim 45, but Wicklow have had about four wides. We've barely had any attacks. And there's another wide... Leitrim would need to stop losing possession and urgently find scores and dent Wicklow's confidence. And there's another non-score to Wicklow but they have a 45. Five minutes to go. The 45 is over the bar. Wicklow end 14 minutes without a score.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1096 - 08/06/2024 20:25:13    2550223

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Well balls to that. Outscored 1-11 to 0-4 in the second half. What the hell happened.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1096 - 08/06/2024 20:35:37    2550224

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Wicklow looked fitter. Leitrim didn't score in the last 20 minutes? Leitrim looked decent in the first half but had the aid of the wind. Giving the goal away before half time was a blow after just scoring

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2778 - 08/06/2024 21:08:13    2550233

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Completely outplayed in the second half, Wicklow pushed up on our kickout forcing Nevin to go long where Wicklow cleaned up on clean and breaking ball. Dean Healy was given the freedom of Pearse Park to kick several scores , the second Wicklow goal was disastrous coming from our own sideline ball where they walked the ball into the net. Writing was on the wall at half time we needed to be further ahead with that breeze. Our issues in defence and midfield shown up yet again and our forward line apart from Ryan didn't offer much threat,and he was far too deep most of the game. Its a Hugely disappointing way for the year to finish and we have a world of work to do and issues to address before a daunting Division 3 campaign next year. Hard to be too optimistic about that especially on tonight's showing

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 197 - 08/06/2024 21:29:55    2550239

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Well balls to that. Outscored 1-11 to 0-4 in the second half. What the hell happened."
And that's a team headed for Division 4 next year. We may start saying the rosaries now.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 879 - 08/06/2024 21:38:51    2550241

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Well balls to that. Outscored 1-11 to 0-4 in the second half. What the hell happened."
Three years under Andy Moran and fitness still an issue and still set up poorly defensively which more often than not big scores will be conceded. Best for Leitrim county board to shake hands and part ways to Moran now. His replacement already there in Mickey Graham and allow him to bring in his own defensive and S&C coaches.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3428 - 08/06/2024 23:34:32    2550254

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Well balls to that. Outscored 1-11 to 0-4 in the second half. What the hell happened."
What happened? You're Leitrim! That's what happened!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2040 - 09/06/2024 03:26:33    2550261

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Replying To Square_B:  "And that's a team headed for Division 4 next year. We may start saying the rosaries now."
There's nothing between any of the bottom 4 Div3 sides and top 4 or 5 Div4 ones. I thought Wicklow would shade it tbh. Wicklow beat Westmeath and only narrowly lost to Kildare by 1 point in the Leinster Championship. They are a decent side.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12948 - 09/06/2024 09:50:47    2550274

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "What happened? You're Leitrim! That's what happened!"
I thought America was the land of opportunity?

You must have very little to be at over there.

peiledoir20 (Donegal) - Posts: 888 - 09/06/2024 09:54:51    2550276

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Replying To Viking66:  "There's nothing between any of the bottom 4 Div3 sides and top 4 or 5 Div4 ones. I thought Wicklow would shade it tbh. Wicklow beat Westmeath and only narrowly lost to Kildare by 1 point in the Leinster Championship. They are a decent side."
I would agree with you on this and maybe even go so far as to include all Div 3 and 4. London and Waterford are improving. People are inclined to disparage Div 4 but it is arguably the toughest of all divisions to get out of and next year will be no different. We had some shockers of games in Div 3 this year and paid the price. But, arguably, our best performances were against the stronger sides in it.

Freethinker (Wicklow) - Posts: 1088 - 09/06/2024 11:17:14    2550286

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I presume the club championship starting next week now....!

eslinchickenmaryland (Leitrim) - Posts: 112 - 09/06/2024 12:35:03    2550296

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Replying To eslinchickenmaryland:  "I presume the club championship starting next week now....!"
First week in August as per the master schedule from last month

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 401 - 09/06/2024 15:55:59    2550342

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Well that was a disappointing if not unexpected showing. Wicklow pressed the kickout and we failed to take remedial action. Was there no Plan B where a quick fix was called for or were we hoping that they'd run out of gas?. If that was going to be the solution it reflects badly on the sideline.
We didn't get the 75 minutes - more like we got 55 and that was that. We have a case for reducing games to 60 minutes by the looks of things. For all the oul' guff and money 'invested' we're clearly miles off the required levels of S&C and fitness. We went with by and large an inexperienced half-back line who, through no fault of their own were overwhelmed. Overall looking at the season the promotion is merely a band-aid over a more serious wound.

Boxtyeater (Leitrim) - Posts: 693 - 09/06/2024 16:14:42    2550354

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Replying To Viking66:  "There's nothing between any of the bottom 4 Div3 sides and top 4 or 5 Div4 ones. I thought Wicklow would shade it tbh. Wicklow beat Westmeath and only narrowly lost to Kildare by 1 point in the Leinster Championship. They are a decent side."
Fermanagh / Kildare (7 & 8th Div 2), Clare / Sligo / Antrim / Offaly (3rd - 6th Div 3), Laois / Leitrim (1st & 2nd Div 4). Division 3 next year... looking at the bottom 4 above as it stands, we wouldn't beat any of those teams. Not a chance. It's a long time until next February but I fear we'll be back in Div 4 & with little actual progress to show for it.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 879 - 09/06/2024 18:57:06    2550390

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Replying To Boxtyeater:  "Well that was a disappointing if not unexpected showing. Wicklow pressed the kickout and we failed to take remedial action. Was there no Plan B where a quick fix was called for or were we hoping that they'd run out of gas?. If that was going to be the solution it reflects badly on the sideline.
We didn't get the 75 minutes - more like we got 55 and that was that. We have a case for reducing games to 60 minutes by the looks of things. For all the oul' guff and money 'invested' we're clearly miles off the required levels of S&C and fitness. We went with by and large an inexperienced half-back line who, through no fault of their own were overwhelmed. Overall looking at the season the promotion is merely a band-aid over a more serious wound."
Even though I have been critical of Moran here and I fail to see a plan A never mind a plan B. The team have managed to get promotion and qualify from TC group. I would say most supporters would say that's a good result for 2024. I heard Andy interviewed and he talked about bring youth through in the TC and he did this. So with this in mind. I have tentative optimism for 2025. He is a young coach and hopefully he can learn from this year. But he seems desperately slow to identify issues in game play.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 150 - 09/06/2024 19:41:49    2550403

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Replying To Square_B:  "Fermanagh / Kildare (7 & 8th Div 2), Clare / Sligo / Antrim / Offaly (3rd - 6th Div 3), Laois / Leitrim (1st & 2nd Div 4). Division 3 next year... looking at the bottom 4 above as it stands, we wouldn't beat any of those teams. Not a chance. It's a long time until next February but I fear we'll be back in Div 4 & with little actual progress to show for it."
It's a tough division on paper ok. You will need Beirne back and firing. But nothings impossible.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12948 - 09/06/2024 21:24:19    2550429

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Replying To Square_B:  "Fermanagh / Kildare (7 & 8th Div 2), Clare / Sligo / Antrim / Offaly (3rd - 6th Div 3), Laois / Leitrim (1st & 2nd Div 4). Division 3 next year... looking at the bottom 4 above as it stands, we wouldn't beat any of those teams. Not a chance. It's a long time until next February but I fear we'll be back in Div 4 & with little actual progress to show for it."
2024 has to be classified as a successful year when compared to 2023!! Andy has brought in Mickey Graham is there a notable improvement?

We still have the same problem when teams run at us. Same problems around winning primary possession. We still seem to be off it S&C wise!

We will get hammered in every game in division 3 if we don't adjust things and get better defensively. A change of system is required imo.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 303 - 09/06/2024 22:02:16    2550436

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