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Replying To Zucker:  "Hoare is a big man but v. little footballing ability. No comparison to Shane Moran or Donal Wrynn in terms of county. Hoare is a good club player. End of discussion"
Not sure i agree fully with you here. I do agree that Moran and Wrynn have a lot more experience in terms of county but to say Moran or Wrynn have great footballing ability is a bit of a stretch. Wrynn is a good free taker and has stepped up his game in the last couple of years alright, but before that he had done nothing for the county. Moran has been a good stalwart for Leitrim but has never lit it up for Leitrim. He always held onto the ball for too long and i think he has had his day. Time to freshen things up with younger blood. Hoare has improved massively in fitness and moving the ball quicker in the last year and hopefully he keeps going in the same direction. I think Andy Moran is really improving these younger players.

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 73 - 25/10/2022 11:49:53    2445357

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Replying To Champotime18:  "If true then they are huge losses especially David Bruen he was excellent last year for leitrim. Although it seems all counties are going to be hit with players travelling"
Bruen isn't a huge loss, and I was surprised he was captain last year. I'd be more worried if Casey wasn't available. Rooney is a loss but blows very hot and cold for Leitrim.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 189 - 25/10/2022 19:26:15    2445436

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Mabe hold off judgement on till the young lad gets a chance to prove himself at county level if he wishes to play it

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 60 - 25/10/2022 21:22:09    2445448

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "Bruen isn't a huge loss, and I was surprised he was captain last year. I'd be more worried if Casey wasn't available. Rooney is a loss but blows very hot and cold for Leitrim."
You weren't at the senior semi final leitrim Gaels v Mohil he was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 382 - 26/10/2022 11:20:08    2445486

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Replying To GreenMan94:  "So word is Leitrim seniors are losing alot of squad players for next year along with one or two starters. Disappointing when you see the draw that Leitrim have gotten but there's also a lot of young players coming through that should step up.

Darragh Rooney, Dean McGovern, David Bruen, Ciaran Cullen, Aaron Hoare, Conor Cullen all unavailable for one reason or another.
Frustrating as alot of effort would have been put into getting them developed S&C wise etc and now we'll have to start from a low base with new squad members.

What players do we think will step up?"
Just to point out I am reacting to this heresay as a reality. If true it would be very disappointing to hear as turnover of players is the biggest difficulty for division four teams. And six players is a loss to any panel especially in regards to continuity from a tactical and S&C pint of view. But it is understandable that any young man would find the commitment to intercounty football a lot to take on. I think Rooney would be the biggest loss as he has the Potential to be devastating. McGovern is strong and versatile and an experienced panel member. Breun would be very surprising after being chosen captain last year. With our lack of depth at the back I am sure it is very disappointing panel and management. The three Aughnasheelin lads? The Cullens I thought got decent enough opportunity. Know very little about Hoare but probably the easiest replaced.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 87 - 26/10/2022 11:22:12    2445489

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There is going to be huge numbers of young lads going to Australia over the next few years. It has became so cheap an accessible to reach oz since the end of the pandemic many will be enticed to leave our shores especially with the current economic situation here. Apparently Ballinamore are set to lose the McGovern brothers to Australia which would be a huge loss. If this trend continues I believe future Leitrim Senior Championships could be won based on who can can keep their lads home.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 26/10/2022 12:02:00    2445496

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Replying To Champotime18:  "You weren't at the senior semi final leitrim Gaels v Mohil he was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch."
I wasn't.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 189 - 26/10/2022 19:26:21    2445557

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Replying To Champotime18:  "You weren't at the senior semi final leitrim Gaels v Mohil he was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch."
I have to agree some of his fielding on the day was outrageous from kickouts. You really see the quality of some of these players when you see them playing club football.

Grey_Owl (Leitrim) - Posts: 40 - 27/10/2022 08:31:24    2445581

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With the All-stars being announced today I've decided to do senior and intermediate club teams of the year. Let me know what you think?

Senior
1. Sean Reynolds
2. Conor Farrell
3. Mark Diffley
4. Donal Casey
5. Oisin Madden
6. Nicholas McWeeney
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Keith Keegan
9. Paul Keaney
10. Domhnaill Flynn
11. Keith Beirne
12.Riordan O'Rourke
13. Stephen Goldrick
14. Jordan Reynolds
15. Ryan O'Rourke
POTY Paul Keaney

Intermediate
1. Kevin McWeeney
2. Paul Earley
3. Dillon Keane
4. Cillian Cullen
5. Ciaran Cullen
6. Sean McWeeney
7. Conor Reynolds
8. Aaron Hoare
9. Radek Oberwan
10. Danny McWeeney
11. Ciaran Walsh
12. Kenny Cox
13. Sean McNabola
14. Fintan Fitzpatrick
15. Caleb Duffy
POTY Aaron Hoare

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 73 - 27/10/2022 14:51:27    2445682

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Replying To TaytoFoley:  "With the All-stars being announced today I've decided to do senior and intermediate club teams of the year. Let me know what you think?

Senior
1. Sean Reynolds
2. Conor Farrell
3. Mark Diffley
4. Donal Casey
5. Oisin Madden
6. Nicholas McWeeney
7. Adam Reynolds
8. Keith Keegan
9. Paul Keaney
10. Domhnaill Flynn
11. Keith Beirne
12.Riordan O'Rourke
13. Stephen Goldrick
14. Jordan Reynolds
15. Ryan O'Rourke
POTY Paul Keaney

Intermediate
1. Kevin McWeeney
2. Paul Earley
3. Dillon Keane
4. Cillian Cullen
5. Ciaran Cullen
6. Sean McWeeney
7. Conor Reynolds
8. Aaron Hoare
9. Radek Oberwan
10. Danny McWeeney
11. Ciaran Walsh
12. Kenny Cox
13. Sean McNabola
14. Fintan Fitzpatrick
15. Caleb Duffy
POTY Aaron Hoare"
Niall Gallagher over Cillian Cullen real hard working player might not have the skill of others but incredible heart and spirit

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 27/10/2022 16:51:43    2445709

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Not a dicky bird about the Cloone vs Carrigallen Junior A semifinal in the Leitrim Observer, not even in the results. The only mention of it is in the local notes of both clubs. Was anyone at it? What kind of game was it?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 831 - 28/10/2022 07:50:17    2445737

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Not a dicky bird about the Cloone vs Carrigallen Junior A semifinal in the Leitrim Observer, not even in the results. The only mention of it is in the local notes of both clubs. Was anyone at it? What kind of game was it?"
I was gonna ask about that, v strange when they had a section on the quarter finals, guess with all the finals on they didn't have the resources to have media personnel at every game but still a disrespect to the competition and the players that take it serious

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 331 - 28/10/2022 11:03:46    2445762

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Not a dicky bird about the Cloone vs Carrigallen Junior A semifinal in the Leitrim Observer, not even in the results. The only mention of it is in the local notes of both clubs. Was anyone at it? What kind of game was it?"
I played from 1997 to 2014 and the coverage in the observer was for the most part non existent. In fairness it has improved in recent years.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 189 - 29/10/2022 08:32:11    2445830

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "I played from 1997 to 2014 and the coverage in the observer was for the most part non existent. In fairness it has improved in recent years."
It's a disgrace. Not a mention, not even in the results, where you'll find the likes of an U-9 game that ended 9-12 to 0-0, for example. Two proud teams trying to get back to Intermediate, with one of them qualifying for Connacht cos of the result, don't deserve a mention.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 831 - 29/10/2022 15:24:58    2445874

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Sorry for the silly question if people view it as that but :

As Carrigallen have made the Junior A final as a first team, and the other semi final is between two second teams, my understanding is that Carrigallen will be our Junior representatives in Connacht even if they lose the final? But will they be promoted if they lose the final also? Or do they have to win the final to be promoted? Or are mohills 2nd team already relegated now for next year after losing the intermediate relegation play off?

I know they are overwhelming favourites to win the final now

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 540 - 29/10/2022 19:49:06    2445906

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Replying To leitrim4sam:  "Sorry for the silly question if people view it as that but :

As Carrigallen have made the Junior A final as a first team, and the other semi final is between two second teams, my understanding is that Carrigallen will be our Junior representatives in Connacht even if they lose the final? But will they be promoted if they lose the final also? Or do they have to win the final to be promoted? Or are mohills 2nd team already relegated now for next year after losing the intermediate relegation play off?

I know they are overwhelming favourites to win the final now"
The winner of the St Mary's vs Carrigallen final will get promoted, Mohill are getting relegatd, that's my belief. Now, my understanding is that if Annaduff had beaten St Mary's and then beaten Carrigallen, then because Annaduff already have a team in Intermediate, then their Junior champions couldn't go up and Mohill's intermediate team would avoid relegation.

What I'm interested in is what if, say, Mohill got relegated from Senior and also their Intermediate team won the Intermediate championship. My belief is that the Seniors' relegation to Intermediate would force the Intermediates down to Junior... but then who'd get promoted from Intermediate to replace the relegated team? Or would the senior team's relegation and the intermediate teams would-be promotion cancel each other out?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 831 - 29/10/2022 21:11:50    2445913

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "The winner of the St Mary's vs Carrigallen final will get promoted, Mohill are getting relegatd, that's my belief. Now, my understanding is that if Annaduff had beaten St Mary's and then beaten Carrigallen, then because Annaduff already have a team in Intermediate, then their Junior champions couldn't go up and Mohill's intermediate team would avoid relegation.

What I'm interested in is what if, say, Mohill got relegated from Senior and also their Intermediate team won the Intermediate championship. My belief is that the Seniors' relegation to Intermediate would force the Intermediates down to Junior... but then who'd get promoted from Intermediate to replace the relegated team? Or would the senior team's relegation and the intermediate teams would-be promotion cancel each other out?"
No report anywhere for the junior semi yet but from Final Whistle it looks like it was close til Annaduff had a black card and they didn't score after that

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 331 - 30/10/2022 17:56:52    2445977

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Replying To Zucker:  "Hoare is a big man but v. little footballing ability. No comparison to Shane Moran or Donal Wrynn in terms of county. Hoare is a good club player. End of discussion"
We are not overly blessed with good mid fielders in Leitrim so Hoare cant do much worse than what's already there.

Buzzcagney62 (Leitrim) - Posts: 211 - 31/10/2022 11:23:15    2446029

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Does anyone think the four week gap between Cloone's last group game and their semifinal against Carrigallen might have worked against them? (Although I'm aware the gap for Carrigallen was only three weeks between their quarterfinal and the Cloone game.)

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 831 - 31/10/2022 21:41:44    2446078

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Replying To Buzzcagney62:  "We are not overly blessed with good mid fielders in Leitrim so Hoare cant do much worse than what's already there."
its not enough to just be a big man standing around the middle of the park pluckin ball. He needs to be a superb athlete to cover the ground at county level

Zucker (Leitrim) - Posts: 105 - 01/11/2022 11:17:05    2446094

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