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Any new players called into the Longford squad for 2024?

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 879 - 29/11/2023 14:11:29    2514987

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Replying To Oddball:  "Any new players called into the Longford squad for 2024?"
Jack Duggan is supposed to be back in training now that his club commitments are over

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 268 - 29/11/2023 15:17:19    2514998

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Replying To B&G:  "Jack Duggan is supposed to be back in training now that his club commitments are over"
Paddy Christie is still your manager over there isn't he?

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 879 - 29/11/2023 15:53:19    2515002

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Replying To B&G:  "Jack Duggan is supposed to be back in training now that his club commitments are over"
Also, my question said 'new' players!!

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 879 - 29/11/2023 15:53:56    2515003

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Looks like we have 4 home games and 3 away games in the league going by the fixtures published today.

HOME:
Tipperary
London
Leitrim
Carlow

AWAY:
Laois
Waterford
Wexford

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1212 - 06/12/2023 14:30:26    2515751

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An away trip to London might have softened the blow of being back in Division 4. I think theres wins on the table against Tipp, Waterford, London & Leitrim if weve our act together anyway and youd hope if that did come to pass a bit of momentum would see you over the line against Carlow and Wexford! Very hard to know when you dont have full pick of players in the county in with them and im sure its the same for a lot in Div 4 which makes it quite unpredictable when it kicks off

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 105 - 06/12/2023 16:48:33    2515767

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Any significant changes expected at convention this Thursday?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 444 - 12/12/2023 10:04:13    2516437

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What would people think of all clubs agreeing to the €1,000,000 going towards the new centre of excellence? A lot of clubs strapped for cash so it probably would not work but it would be best for the county

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 200 - 15/12/2023 12:45:19    2516920

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Each to their own, but I wouldn't give the €1,000,000 to the COE project because there isn't any approved plans or costs or timeline yet for that project and after the last fiasco where almost half a million was sank on buying land and getting planning only to find it was not financially viable and had to be scrapped, i'd be very reluctant to let CB make that blunder again. Public needs to see plans and costs and timeline to determine the viability of that project idea.

Instead i'd upgrade Pearse Park immediately. It looks shabby, is lagging a long way behind the rest, and is in need of a major makeover. That would give a big lift to the game in the county (mens and ladies) to be able to play & see games in an impressive and comfortable environment with improved stands, an enhanced presentation area and do up Áras Uí Bhriain. That requires a bit of vision, not the tired old shed building and concrete awfulness of the past. Let's face it, nobody else is going to give us funds for it.

If the donation rules means the €1m has to be used by clubs, I would put a caveat on the distribution that all clubs should have to use the funds to invest in setting up hurling/Camogie at grassroots for U8-U12 grades. This is probably the last chance to do that across the county and see if it helps expand the game.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 444 - 15/12/2023 15:40:32    2516954

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Each to their own, but I wouldn't give the €1,000,000 to the COE project because there isn't any approved plans or costs or timeline yet for that project and after the last fiasco where almost half a million was sank on buying land and getting planning only to find it was not financially viable and had to be scrapped, i'd be very reluctant to let CB make that blunder again. Public needs to see plans and costs and timeline to determine the viability of that project idea.

Instead i'd upgrade Pearse Park immediately. It looks shabby, is lagging a long way behind the rest, and is in need of a major makeover. That would give a big lift to the game in the county (mens and ladies) to be able to play & see games in an impressive and comfortable environment with improved stands, an enhanced presentation area and do up Áras Uí Bhriain. That requires a bit of vision, not the tired old shed building and concrete awfulness of the past. Let's face it, nobody else is going to give us funds for it.

If the donation rules means the €1m has to be used by clubs, I would put a caveat on the distribution that all clubs should have to use the funds to invest in setting up hurling/Camogie at grassroots for U8-U12 grades. This is probably the last chance to do that across the county and see if it helps expand the game."
Floodlighting is really what Pearse Park needs. It is crazy that in 2024 the county is dependent on Clonguish, Drumlish, Killoe, Slashers, Kenagh and Cashel to get evening matches played. The McManus stipulation was that it goes to the clubs so it's a non-runner anyway unfortunately. There can be no requirement on what the money is used for, as much as I would love to see other clubs get the finger out when it comes to the small ball.

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 200 - 15/12/2023 16:17:26    2516963

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Each to their own, but I wouldn't give the €1,000,000 to the COE project because there isn't any approved plans or costs or timeline yet for that project and after the last fiasco where almost half a million was sank on buying land and getting planning only to find it was not financially viable and had to be scrapped, i'd be very reluctant to let CB make that blunder again. Public needs to see plans and costs and timeline to determine the viability of that project idea.

Instead i'd upgrade Pearse Park immediately. It looks shabby, is lagging a long way behind the rest, and is in need of a major makeover. That would give a big lift to the game in the county (mens and ladies) to be able to play & see games in an impressive and comfortable environment with improved stands, an enhanced presentation area and do up Áras Uí Bhriain. That requires a bit of vision, not the tired old shed building and concrete awfulness of the past. Let's face it, nobody else is going to give us funds for it.

If the donation rules means the €1m has to be used by clubs, I would put a caveat on the distribution that all clubs should have to use the funds to invest in setting up hurling/Camogie at grassroots for U8-U12 grades. This is probably the last chance to do that across the county and see if it helps expand the game."
I'd be going with JPs recommendation and giving the money to the clubs. However if the CB were to put a stipulation that the money is used by clubs to start up hurling /camogie at grassroots will this not further weaken our position at football? We have to be realistic we are a small county, we are not great at football so do we want to further compromise this position and become very weak at both codes? Correct in saying Pearse Park look shabby. That town end stand was the worst idea ever. Hardly anyone uses it and it has dwarfed and taken away from what was the main stand. Everything about the whole stand now looks like an afterthought. Look at near neighbours Cavan & Leitrim and how good those stands look. Am I right in saying that Pearse park had extensive work done on it twice in the last 20 years?

Inatfullforward (Longford) - Posts: 93 - 16/12/2023 11:44:28    2517037

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Silly talk here and on social media jp mcmanus was clear that it has to go to clubs and rightly so!! People on a different planet thinking their will be a revival of camogie or all clubs will have to hurl nowhere did mcmanus say that!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 231 - 16/12/2023 18:13:09    2517079

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How dare people on a forum discuss views on a forum.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 444 - 17/12/2023 13:16:22    2517152

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "How dare people on a forum discuss views on a forum."
Discuss what you like but its is fantasyland stuff to think clubs going to use 30 grand to start up camogie!! Jp mcmanus said nothing off the sort that it had to be spent any way except that its to go to clubs. No way should it be left to the county board for them to waste either!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 231 - 17/12/2023 20:17:25    2517229

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Replying To Inatfullforward:  "I'd be going with JPs recommendation and giving the money to the clubs. However if the CB were to put a stipulation that the money is used by clubs to start up hurling /camogie at grassroots will this not further weaken our position at football? We have to be realistic we are a small county, we are not great at football so do we want to further compromise this position and become very weak at both codes? Correct in saying Pearse Park look shabby. That town end stand was the worst idea ever. Hardly anyone uses it and it has dwarfed and taken away from what was the main stand. Everything about the whole stand now looks like an afterthought. Look at near neighbours Cavan & Leitrim and how good those stands look. Am I right in saying that Pearse park had extensive work done on it twice in the last 20 years?"
'we are not great at football so do we want to further compromise this position and become very weak at both codes?'

Not a great argument to be honest, Football has had an unopposed run in the county since the GAA came into existence and as you state we are not great at football. Mavbe offering a different type of sport will keep more players at a younger age interested in the GAA which could also benefit every club in the county going forward. Just a thought!

keepitlit (Longford) - Posts: 32 - 18/12/2023 13:19:42    2517294

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Replying To keepitlit:  "'we are not great at football so do we want to further compromise this position and become very weak at both codes?'

Not a great argument to be honest, Football has had an unopposed run in the county since the GAA came into existence and as you state we are not great at football. Mavbe offering a different type of sport will keep more players at a younger age interested in the GAA which could also benefit every club in the county going forward. Just a thought!"
OK fair argument but the will to offer a different type of sport as you say needs to be deep rooted and longstanding and not a kneejerk reaction to a €28k windfall appearing out of nowhere.
€28k raised by volunteers over time will always be much more prudently spent than the same in a windfall.. Easy come easy go as they say!!

Inatfullforward (Longford) - Posts: 93 - 20/12/2023 00:24:12    2517441

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I see Clonguish have wasted no time in putting JP's money to use by upgrading their floodlights on the main pitch. I thought the old ones they had were were good quality lights. But apparently these new one are state of the art floodlights.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 879 - 23/12/2023 00:17:32    2517678

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Replying To Oddball:  "I see Clonguish have wasted no time in putting JP's money to use by upgrading their floodlights on the main pitch. I thought the old ones they had were were good quality lights. But apparently these new one are state of the art floodlights."
New lights look great. Won't have anything to do with JP's money. Was funded and planned long before and would have received grant funding from the governments Sports Capital Programme. Good luck to them with it.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 444 - 27/12/2023 16:25:25    2517733

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Hearing James Glancy left the senior management set up, any truth to it?

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 320 - 29/12/2023 21:35:39    2517844

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Replying To williesboy:  "Hearing James Glancy left the senior management set up, any truth to it?"
Gareth Johnstone has left his position as selector after only taking it up in August.

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 91 - 30/12/2023 01:09:18    2517850

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