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Replying To Mull93:  "The win against Meath in 2018 was a big win and it was a championship win. During that period, and still now, everyone got well beaten by Dublin. That wasn't the managers fault, it was the All-Ireland champions not a Division 3 team playing at your own level.

In 2017 there were stronger teams in the league. It was a poor campaign but in comparison to this one it was a better year.

I think what we all want to see next year above anything else is progress. While there is no justification for keeping the same management team, if its the case we do then we need a new coach and S & C. It made a big difference during Connertons time."
i would call into question his judgement after agreeing to do that camera microphone thing for the fermanagh match. are we more interested in media or whats going on in the pitch. maybe next year we focus on the football side off things!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 19/06/2022 12:05:31    2426018

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Just noticed that rounds 6-10 of ACFL (the rounds with county players) has 2 points for draw and 3 points for win as opposed to rounds 1-5 which had 1 point for draw and 2 for win. That element totally passed me by until now.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 19/06/2022 20:38:58    2426186

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Just noticed that rounds 6-10 of ACFL (the rounds with county players) has 2 points for draw and 3 points for win as opposed to rounds 1-5 which had 1 point for draw and 2 for win. That element totally passed me by until now."
you mustnt be going to your club matches as that was made clear from the beginning and been emphasised throughout. its the only way such a system would get approval

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 20/06/2022 11:11:16    2426307

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "you mustnt be going to your club matches as that was made clear from the beginning and been emphasised throughout. its the only way such a system would get approval"
Funnily enough nobody in the stand or along the line at any of the games ever got up and presented that nugget to all in attendance. Glad they did for you at the games you went to.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 20/06/2022 16:59:49    2426446

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "you mustnt be going to your club matches as that was made clear from the beginning and been emphasised throughout. its the only way such a system would get approval"
Plus the person who runs the County Board website wasn't informed of this either as they are still giving 2 points for a win and one for a draw!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 969 - 20/06/2022 17:16:45    2426449

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Someone here at some stage criticised the standard of club football last year. I stood up for it but I have to say the standard of football in the club leagues this year is poor fair. A lot of players don't look to be fit, it's a combination of small lads and heavy lads. I know for the majority of these games the county players have been missing but that's only 30 players from 21 clubs. We'd had a walkover in Division 1, we have some teams being hammered in Division 2, what is happening around the county? Is there a total level of disinterest from the players.

I know in my own club we started training mid-January and there was no sign of fixtures and it seemed to be the longest pre-season ever. We went from great enthusiasm at start of year but lost it when there was no sign of games. Maybe that has been the same across the county.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 20/06/2022 20:53:17    2426484

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "you mustnt be going to your club matches as that was made clear from the beginning and been emphasised throughout. its the only way such a system would get approval"
longfordgaaabu keeps to himself at games in case someone corners him waving a €50 ticket in his face!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 21/06/2022 08:17:18    2426489

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Sounds like a good compromise to weight the points towards when county players are available. Hopefully it will balance out for the clubs who have a lot of players off on inter county duty.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 21/06/2022 21:58:26    2426741

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Sounds like a good compromise to weight the points towards when county players are available. Hopefully it will balance out for the clubs who have a lot of players off on inter county duty."
For a rule that seems such common knowledge on here, someone would want to give the county a nudge, as some teams have won 2 games since the county players returned and don't seem to be getting awarded their extra point!

GAALONGFORD (Longford) - Posts: 5 - 24/06/2022 14:52:55    2427282

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Replying To GAALONGFORD:  "For a rule that seems such common knowledge on here, someone would want to give the county a nudge, as some teams have won 2 games since the county players returned and don't seem to be getting awarded their extra point!"
What are you talking about the correct table is on the website their is a link to an adjusted table

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 25/06/2022 14:20:09    2427393

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Replying To GAALONGFORD:  "For a rule that seems such common knowledge on here, someone would want to give the county a nudge, as some teams have won 2 games since the county players returned and don't seem to be getting awarded their extra point!"
I had a look on the website. Looks pretty accurate to me. Or am I missing something?

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 25/06/2022 19:16:24    2427466

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Replying To Mull93:  "Someone here at some stage criticised the standard of club football last year. I stood up for it but I have to say the standard of football in the club leagues this year is poor fair. A lot of players don't look to be fit, it's a combination of small lads and heavy lads. I know for the majority of these games the county players have been missing but that's only 30 players from 21 clubs. We'd had a walkover in Division 1, we have some teams being hammered in Division 2, what is happening around the county? Is there a total level of disinterest from the players.

I know in my own club we started training mid-January and there was no sign of fixtures and it seemed to be the longest pre-season ever. We went from great enthusiasm at start of year but lost it when there was no sign of games. Maybe that has been the same across the county."
I would tend to agree. Standard of club football in the county has been in decline for a while, and I commented before that last years county final was one of the worst I had ever seen. In terms of maintaining enthusiasm this year, round 8 of the league is this weekend, round 9 is midweek and round 10 (the last round) is next weekend (there is one game on 6th July but it likely won't matter for Leader Cup spots). So from next weekend until 29th July when Championship starts, why not play out the Leader Cup semi and finals? Instead it will probably happen in the cold and dark of November or December with loss of continuity and enthusiasm. This is the sort of stuff the CB needs to be on top of. This is our foremost league competition, maintain continuity and get it done while the sun is shining-ish.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 25/06/2022 20:07:46    2427480

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "I would tend to agree. Standard of club football in the county has been in decline for a while, and I commented before that last years county final was one of the worst I had ever seen. In terms of maintaining enthusiasm this year, round 8 of the league is this weekend, round 9 is midweek and round 10 (the last round) is next weekend (there is one game on 6th July but it likely won't matter for Leader Cup spots). So from next weekend until 29th July when Championship starts, why not play out the Leader Cup semi and finals? Instead it will probably happen in the cold and dark of November or December with loss of continuity and enthusiasm. This is the sort of stuff the CB needs to be on top of. This is our foremost league competition, maintain continuity and get it done while the sun is shining-ish."
That is what has been scheduled. Everyone must keep their mouths shut around you at the club!

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 26/06/2022 09:19:47    2427525

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "I had a look on the website. Looks pretty accurate to me. Or am I missing something?"
They only updated the tables in the last 2 days to show the extra points won with the County players. Up until Friday night they still had only 2 points for a win from rounds 6 onwards.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 969 - 26/06/2022 20:31:21    2427761

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Replying To Spinx:  "They only updated the tables in the last 2 days to show the extra points won with the County players. Up until Friday night they still had only 2 points for a win from rounds 6 onwards."
OK I hadn't seen that. Better late than never I suppose. The PRO job for clubs and county boards is probably the most important job on an executive in this day and age. Hard to keep on top of everything I'd say.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 27/06/2022 15:29:32    2428054

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "That is what has been scheduled. Everyone must keep their mouths shut around you at the club!"
No Leader Cup fixtures showing in July in the Longford GAA Master Fixtures list link or anywhere on club or county web fixtures. Also, how is the ACFL Division 1 title decided this year? I assume the top team in Group 1 plays the top team in Group 2 for the Skelly cup? Does that game happen the weekend after round 10 (on weekend of 9th July) with the Leader Cup semi-final the weekend after that on w/e of 16th, and then Leader Cup final on w/e of 23rd July, with the Championship then starting on w/e of 30th? That would mean no break between league and championship for some teams. Since you seem to be across those fixtures and have access to information which is not published anywhere for the rest of us, perhaps you would do us the honour of laying out the fixtures for Skelly cup and Leader cup just so we are all clear?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 27/06/2022 17:46:45    2428128

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "No Leader Cup fixtures showing in July in the Longford GAA Master Fixtures list link or anywhere on club or county web fixtures. Also, how is the ACFL Division 1 title decided this year? I assume the top team in Group 1 plays the top team in Group 2 for the Skelly cup? Does that game happen the weekend after round 10 (on weekend of 9th July) with the Leader Cup semi-final the weekend after that on w/e of 16th, and then Leader Cup final on w/e of 23rd July, with the Championship then starting on w/e of 30th? That would mean no break between league and championship for some teams. Since you seem to be across those fixtures and have access to information which is not published anywhere for the rest of us, perhaps you would do us the honour of laying out the fixtures for Skelly cup and Leader cup just so we are all clear?"
A very simple solution to your queries would be to pick up the phone to your club secretary who will have the answers for you straight away, or should have if the job is being done properly. If you're the big supporter you let on to be this should not be a problem. I'm sure you even voted at your club's AGM when it came to secretary

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 28/06/2022 09:35:16    2428236

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