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Replying To Square_B:  "The reality is that the vast majority of clubs are based in the south of the county and within a 30 - 40 minute trip from Annaduff (the map of where clubs are located does not lie... even somewhere like Ballinaglera or Drumkeeran is within easy ready of Annaduff and is not much further than the time taken to go from Aughawillan / Carrigallen). Not even withstanding that, having a COE in somewhere like Drumshanbo ain't going to improve matters significantly for a club like Melvin Gaels. Somewhere like Manorhamilton should be able to have a pitch of county standard and perhaps some chairperson should take that on as a project for North Leitrim. You can argue all you like but the COE caters for the majority and is as central as it can be."
Wouldn't see the point in a county standard pitch being needed in Manor. This is all only a discussion because we are having work being done in Pairc Sean. Even Ballinamore it's a county standard pitch but how often is it used for county games apart from ladies games and a few u20s games every year. I've travelled many times from one of the southern most parts of Leitrim for club games against manor. More than an hours long drive and we've still outnumbered them by at least 5 times amount of supporters. What's the point in building a county standard ground if you can't fill it.

County board should provide travel for underage academy travelling from manor/kinlough and have a few training sessions a year in Boggaun at all academy levels. Any other concessions would be absurd.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 262 - 10/06/2024 09:20:45    2550473

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "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."
Perhaps when we have two high calibre coaches such as Coach Moran and Coach Graham combined then two into one won't go. Perhaps it is time we thank Coach Moran for his services in getting us promoted and allow Coach Graham to take over the Head Coach role in terms of coaching.

eslinchickenmaryland (Leitrim) - Posts: 118 - 10/06/2024 12:36:16    2550539

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Wouldn't see the point in a county standard pitch being needed in Manor. This is all only a discussion because we are having work being done in Pairc Sean. Even Ballinamore it's a county standard pitch but how often is it used for county games apart from ladies games and a few u20s games every year. I've travelled many times from one of the southern most parts of Leitrim for club games against manor. More than an hours long drive and we've still outnumbered them by at least 5 times amount of supporters. What's the point in building a county standard ground if you can't fill it.

County board should provide travel for underage academy travelling from manor/kinlough and have a few training sessions a year in Boggaun at all academy levels. Any other concessions would be absurd."
that pretty much sums it up. was the same when we played in Bee Park, never a large crowd at a game, considering the big parish Manorhamiliton is. Building a pitch like B'more only suits being from Manor, Kinlough and no one else. Dromahair and Glenfarne do not supply many players to the county teams AFAIK

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 505 - 10/06/2024 12:38:32    2550541

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Replying To Viking66:  "It's a tough division on paper ok. You will need Beirne back and firing. But nothings impossible."
If we get Bruen Casey J Reynolds Beirne back there's 4 starters and the few young lads have a year under their belt already then I can't see why we couldn't stay up if we target the league.As for Moran being slow to make changes and have a game plan,there's a team of them on the line watching the same game so the blame has to be spread around.We set out to get promoted which we did,we also got out of our TC group.But there's plenty to work on,several games we went 20 minutes without scoring and that's not on.

masseyferguson (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 10/06/2024 14:05:15    2550571

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Wouldn't see the point in a county standard pitch being needed in Manor. This is all only a discussion because we are having work being done in Pairc Sean. Even Ballinamore it's a county standard pitch but how often is it used for county games apart from ladies games and a few u20s games every year. I've travelled many times from one of the southern most parts of Leitrim for club games against manor. More than an hours long drive and we've still outnumbered them by at least 5 times amount of supporters. What's the point in building a county standard ground if you can't fill it.

County board should provide travel for underage academy travelling from manor/kinlough and have a few training sessions a year in Boggaun at all academy levels. Any other concessions would be absurd."
What are you spouting on about concessions? It just looking for fairness for underage players. Why are you creating an us and them situation.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 151 - 10/06/2024 15:54:45    2550609

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "If we get Bruen Casey J Reynolds Beirne back there's 4 starters and the few young lads have a year under their belt already then I can't see why we couldn't stay up if we target the league.As for Moran being slow to make changes and have a game plan,there's a team of them on the line watching the same game so the blame has to be spread around.We set out to get promoted which we did,we also got out of our TC group.But there's plenty to work on,several games we went 20 minutes without scoring and that's not on."
We set out with the same goals and achieved neither. So did a good few other counties. It will be the same next year for us. Div4 won't be easy got out of next year either.
Looking at it from a Leitrim point of view I'd be pretty happy with your season tbh. Especially bearing in mind the lads missing for the year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13022 - 10/06/2024 16:40:25    2550629

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Replying To Backheel:  "What are you spouting on about concessions? It just looking for fairness for underage players. Why are you creating an us and them situation."
"All intercounty fixtures and training at all levels are based at the convince of southern based clubs. This is especially frustrating at underage."

What you said.... it's interesting that this has now turned into an axe to grind about underage. I think you'll find you're creating an 'us vs them' attidute. There's been lots of valid points made, including the post you replied to. Nothing will change by beating the drum... if it's that big of a deal a good start would be for someone from the North of the county to step up and put themselves forward as a nominee for chairperson of the county board. It will be coming up soon.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 881 - 10/06/2024 16:49:33    2550632

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Replying To Viking66:  "We set out with the same goals and achieved neither. So did a good few other counties. It will be the same next year for us. Div4 won't be easy got out of next year either.
Looking at it from a Leitrim point of view I'd be pretty happy with your season tbh. Especially bearing in mind the lads missing for the year."
Well said. I felt bad for ye after i seen that penalty we got, it was dubious and most refs would not have given it.
Progress for us next week would be staying up in Div3 and maybe making the quarter finals of the TC, anything additional is bonus territory and a sign we are actually progressing, but as of not i would bet nothing on those things, it depends a lot on who we have back next year

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 505 - 11/06/2024 15:38:28    2550835

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Well said. I felt bad for ye after i seen that penalty we got, it was dubious and most refs would not have given it.
Progress for us next week would be staying up in Div3 and maybe making the quarter finals of the TC, anything additional is bonus territory and a sign we are actually progressing, but as of not i would bet nothing on those things, it depends a lot on who we have back next year"
We are the same. We were missing the 2 Brooks all year, Darragh the 1st choice keeper and long range free taker was injured and I think k We only scored 1 45 all year, and Robbie one of our best forwards went travelling for the year. Others turned down the chance to play Intercounty. It's hard for us and counties like us to compete, div4 while great for us supporters, isn't very enticing for players.
We should have the 2 Brooks back next year, and we will go again. A good year would be promotion and a TC QF, maybe a win or 2 in Leinster.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13022 - 11/06/2024 17:10:58    2550855

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Replying To Viking66:  "We are the same. We were missing the 2 Brooks all year, Darragh the 1st choice keeper and long range free taker was injured and I think k We only scored 1 45 all year, and Robbie one of our best forwards went travelling for the year. Others turned down the chance to play Intercounty. It's hard for us and counties like us to compete, div4 while great for us supporters, isn't very enticing for players.
We should have the 2 Brooks back next year, and we will go again. A good year would be promotion and a TC QF, maybe a win or 2 in Leinster."
That is a nice chuck of players to be missing in a year alright. You perform well considering you have the small ball game more popular as well as a lot other competing sports. Hopefully ye get promoted next year and we get another trip to you in the near future, always enjoyed going to Wexford.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 505 - 12/06/2024 11:15:54    2550982

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I see the bookies has the odds out for this years championship.
Mohill 7/4
Mary's 9/4
Ballinamore 7/2
Fenagh 13/2
Leitrim Gaels 9/1
Manor 12/1
Annaduff 33/1
Gortletteragh 50/1
Dromahair 66/1

Fenagh looks great value.
I think this year, anyone out of Mohill, Mary's, Ballinamore, Fenagh, and Manor (my dark horse) could reach the final.

With 3 teams being relegated, Annaduff, Dromahair and Gortletteragh will be under severe pressure to maintain their senior status.
Aughawillian and Leitrim Gaels could get sucked into the relegation dog fight if the draw doesn't go their way.

Leitrim2024 (Leitrim) - Posts: 38 - 12/06/2024 12:25:01    2550997

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "That is a nice chuck of players to be missing in a year alright. You perform well considering you have the small ball game more popular as well as a lot other competing sports. Hopefully ye get promoted next year and we get another trip to you in the near future, always enjoyed going to Wexford."
Carrick on Shannon is some spot for a night out too!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13022 - 12/06/2024 15:26:47    2551029

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "I see the bookies has the odds out for this years championship.
Mohill 7/4
Mary's 9/4
Ballinamore 7/2
Fenagh 13/2
Leitrim Gaels 9/1
Manor 12/1
Annaduff 33/1
Gortletteragh 50/1
Dromahair 66/1

Fenagh looks great value.
I think this year, anyone out of Mohill, Mary's, Ballinamore, Fenagh, and Manor (my dark horse) could reach the final.

With 3 teams being relegated, Annaduff, Dromahair and Gortletteragh will be under severe pressure to maintain their senior status.
Aughawillian and Leitrim Gaels could get sucked into the relegation dog fight if the draw doesn't go their way."
Mohill as favourites is probably correct as they've been the standout team in leitirm over the last 10 years but maybe it might be a step too far to go back to back ? Also lots of stories about injuries/ players away which never helps the cause

Mary's probably will fancy they can win another title with the squad that they have but I also don't buy into the "dominance" as I think they have a lot to prove but still an exciting team

Ballinamore probably the most hardest hit out of all them clubs in terms of emigration but still manage to get to the business end of the championship most years and they have players that done it before and have a few new tidy young forwards

Fenagh still waiting for even a finals appearance, they've been so "unlucky" to not get over the line but perhaps they're just missing that defensive system like the other contenders have

Manor, leitirm geals and aughawillan could fall into the pits of relegation if the draw goes against any of them

I think the rest will struggle in the group games but I can see one of the 3 surviving easily if draws goes their way

An exciting championship in store no doubt, hopefully a few players emerge/ come back for the county scene to help us in Division 3 next year

Hatchetman76 (Leitrim) - Posts: 14 - 12/06/2024 17:10:06    2551053

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have to say Fenagh would by my favourites, big physical and mobile team, best forward in the county in Ryan O'Rourke, they've also had a few good young lads come up from minor. Mohill next then Ballinamore. really looking forward to it. add in Carrick and there's some real contenders.

meathbasedfan (Leitrim) - Posts: 75 - 12/06/2024 19:26:35    2551077

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Replying To meathbasedfan:  "have to say Fenagh would by my favourites, big physical and mobile team, best forward in the county in Ryan O'Rourke, they've also had a few good young lads come up from minor. Mohill next then Ballinamore. really looking forward to it. add in Carrick and there's some real contenders."
I think meathbasedfan there is a reason you are in Meath.
Fenagh haven't came close to winning a senior championship in Leitrim in recent years as mohill dominated along with Mary's and ballinamore.

leitrimman68 (Leitrim) - Posts: 19 - 13/06/2024 09:55:29    2551125

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Replying To leitrimman68:  "I think meathbasedfan there is a reason you are in Meath.
Fenagh haven't came close to winning a senior championship in Leitrim in recent years as mohill dominated along with Mary's and ballinamore."
He's looking to the future, you are looking at the past. Time will tell if he is correct

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1800 - 13/06/2024 10:22:16    2551129

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Replying To eoinog:  "He's looking to the future, you are looking at the past. Time will tell if he is correct"
If mohill have Beirne and Reynolds back from states and don't pick up many knocks with the few other travelling players lightening there bench it will be them and carrick competing for the title once again. You can look in the past to see fenagh and O Rourke not having the killer instinct to win when it really matters which will follow them in the future.

leitrimman68 (Leitrim) - Posts: 19 - 13/06/2024 10:42:08    2551136

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Replying To meathbasedfan:  "have to say Fenagh would by my favourites, big physical and mobile team, best forward in the county in Ryan O'Rourke, they've also had a few good young lads come up from minor. Mohill next then Ballinamore. really looking forward to it. add in Carrick and there's some real contenders."
Ballinamore took care of them a couple of weeks ago in the league. Fenagh will bottle it again!!

TJH (Sligo) - Posts: 31 - 13/06/2024 10:47:05    2551138

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Replying To leitrimman68:  "I think meathbasedfan there is a reason you are in Meath.
Fenagh haven't came close to winning a senior championship in Leitrim in recent years as mohill dominated along with Mary's and ballinamore."
They were within a penalty kick of being in the final two years ago so that is quite close to being near one for me up top

eslinchickenmaryland (Leitrim) - Posts: 118 - 13/06/2024 11:18:05    2551151

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Replying To TJH:  "Ballinamore took care of them a couple of weeks ago in the league. Fenagh will bottle it again!!"
Fenagh have the most representatives on the county team so I wouldn't judge them on this. But in saying that, I don't think they are good enough to win the Senior Championship

leitrimlad15 (Leitrim) - Posts: 72 - 13/06/2024 15:24:57    2551228

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