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I can't see Declan Maxwell coming back.

Villatown (Leitrim) - Posts: 902 - 19/10/2012 15:53:20    1285565


I can't see Declan Maxwell going back to the County he gave it at least 8yrs and has had alot of bad injuries along the way.

Villatown (Leitrim) - Posts: 902 - 19/10/2012 15:54:47    1285567


Have many players from the around the county left since the championship ended?

LeitrimLover (Leitrim) - Posts: 120 - 21/10/2012 15:56:53    1286170


About 300

94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 21/10/2012 16:18:02    1286176


The latest statistics released state than there are 150 people leaving Ireland every day, I'd say some of last year's panel could be included amongst that number. I sincerely hope not but it's a reality we have faced over the last number of years. In June of this year, Pascal Mooney wrote an interesting article for the independent entitled 'The Team that disappeared' highlighting the constant rebuilding of Leitrim panels over the years. The photo for this particular piece was of the 2010 Leitrim panel, at the time of writing the article - only 10 players remained involved with Leitrim for one reason or another. The likes of John McKeon, Dermot Reynolds, Tomas Beirne and Declan Maxwell are no longer available due to injury/committment issues. Many players have emigrated as well over the last 2 years, Shane Foley, Barry Prior spring to mind. Michael Foley is a big loss to Leitrim, we could certainly do with a forward of his calibre. I wonder if George and Barney have reached out to him to see if he was interested in coming back? He is living and working in Kildare now though so it's a lot to ask of a man with all the travelling that goes with being a county footballer. Are there any players from the likes of St Marys, Mohill, Allen Gaels, Aughavas that warrant a call up to the Leitrim panel that have not already been involved in recent years?

irishexpat30 (Leitrim) - Posts: 69 - 22/10/2012 20:13:55    1286822


149 of them are from Leitrim

94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 26/10/2012 21:38:59    1288858