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Leitrim Inter-County 2020

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Replying To po3nmotion:  "Jack Heslin, Conor Cullen, Niall McGovern, Conor Dolan, Michael McWeeney and Cathal McCrann not around this year, all for different reasons. Declan Darcy would be brilliant for Leitrim Football but i cant see him being interested for a while. He could replace Jim Gavin."
Pretty sure Jack Heslin is playing this year??

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 400 - 09/12/2019 16:35:28    2253974

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From what i have heard from talking around the county i have to question what terry hyland is thinking with some of the players on the panel. Very young and unexeperience panel that wouldnt even make it at at division 4 nevermind now that we are in D3, we could have a strong 15 out but where do you go after that looking for impact players off the bench. Was there a falling out last year not having the likes of gary plunket or jack heslin not commiting ?? we cannot be looking to these younger players who arnt near fully developed to compete with players in division 3 personally well be lucky to get within 5 points of most teams ans wonder why our better players wont commit

Nokia3600 (Kildare) - Posts: 3 - 09/12/2019 17:32:19    2253984

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Replying To Nokia3600:  "From what i have heard from talking around the county i have to question what terry hyland is thinking with some of the players on the panel. Very young and unexeperience panel that wouldnt even make it at at division 4 nevermind now that we are in D3, we could have a strong 15 out but where do you go after that looking for impact players off the bench. Was there a falling out last year not having the likes of gary plunket or jack heslin not commiting ?? we cannot be looking to these younger players who arnt near fully developed to compete with players in division 3 personally well be lucky to get within 5 points of most teams ans wonder why our better players wont commit"
It is normal for players at this level to opt out for a year. Especially the likes of Heslin a very good footballer who got very little game time this year. Have Wrynn back is massive. Wayne McKeown would also be a a fantastic addition. I regards to power. Personally I think it is great he is bringing young players in. Huge improvement in Niall Brady and Evan Sweeney physicality and ball winning this year.

bugsie (Leitrim) - Posts: 191 - 09/12/2019 21:03:40    2254019

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Replying To bugsie:  "It is normal for players at this level to opt out for a year. Especially the likes of Heslin a very good footballer who got very little game time this year. Have Wrynn back is massive. Wayne McKeown would also be a a fantastic addition. I regards to power. Personally I think it is great he is bringing young players in. Huge improvement in Niall Brady and Evan Sweeney physicality and ball winning this year."
I would say terry hyland is thinking I did this with Cavan and we got to Div 1 with a very young team. It's a pity jack isn't on the panel I rate him highly. Forget about Wayne McKeown at this stage. The culture of playing football for leitrim has changed and Terry has set standards. Div 3 will be tough this year but if we can be competitive in each game that's a huge step in the right direction. They played Sligo in a challenge game on Sunday last lost by a few points but didn't hear anything else from it.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 196 - 10/12/2019 11:05:31    2254067

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Replying To Champotime18:  "I would say terry hyland is thinking I did this with Cavan and we got to Div 1 with a very young team. It's a pity jack isn't on the panel I rate him highly. Forget about Wayne McKeown at this stage. The culture of playing football for leitrim has changed and Terry has set standards. Div 3 will be tough this year but if we can be competitive in each game that's a huge step in the right direction. They played Sligo in a challenge game on Sunday last lost by a few points but didn't hear anything else from it."
So disappointing if it's true that Jack Heslin is not committing. He genuinely get's me out of my seat when he runs at defenders. Don't get me wrong his final ball or execution can be frustrating but we don't have many players that break the lines and stop our attack from becoming lateral but he is one so he is a loss. Same goes for Michael McWeeney - Thought he was poor last year but he was one of our leaders. There is some talk he may return from Australia early in the year and rejoin the panel.

The two Plunkett brothers not committing is also frustrating - Gary is probably the best club forward in Leitrim over the last 6/7 years as he is unmarkable on his day but through injury and managers not giving him a chance he never seemed to have a run of games to build confidence at inter-county level which was strange (Croker). Noel Plunketts point in the Bronx and what it has brought about since could go down as one of the most significant in Leitrim football since 94 but he is another who seems to be constantly injured.

Conor Cullen it is said just doesn't have the required hunger or dedication to be an inter-county footballer at the moment. It is harder to figure out why his younger brother Ciaran has not been called up.

I think out from Heslin, Gary Plunkett and Michael McWeeney we probably have our strongest squad available. Every county has a few players that caannot or won't commit for various reasons.

I would also prefer to have some of the young exciting potential on the squad who are hungry and trying to prove themselves rather then some of the older dead wood that we may have had in the past who think their value is more than it actually is which can then cause problems for morale etc.

Any reports from the Sligo game or team etc?

OnTheBank (Australia) - Posts: 158 - 11/12/2019 04:38:50    2254231

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Replying To OnTheBank:  "So disappointing if it's true that Jack Heslin is not committing. He genuinely get's me out of my seat when he runs at defenders. Don't get me wrong his final ball or execution can be frustrating but we don't have many players that break the lines and stop our attack from becoming lateral but he is one so he is a loss. Same goes for Michael McWeeney - Thought he was poor last year but he was one of our leaders. There is some talk he may return from Australia early in the year and rejoin the panel.

The two Plunkett brothers not committing is also frustrating - Gary is probably the best club forward in Leitrim over the last 6/7 years as he is unmarkable on his day but through injury and managers not giving him a chance he never seemed to have a run of games to build confidence at inter-county level which was strange (Croker). Noel Plunketts point in the Bronx and what it has brought about since could go down as one of the most significant in Leitrim football since 94 but he is another who seems to be constantly injured.

Conor Cullen it is said just doesn't have the required hunger or dedication to be an inter-county footballer at the moment. It is harder to figure out why his younger brother Ciaran has not been called up.

I think out from Heslin, Gary Plunkett and Michael McWeeney we probably have our strongest squad available. Every county has a few players that caannot or won't commit for various reasons.

I would also prefer to have some of the young exciting potential on the squad who are hungry and trying to prove themselves rather then some of the older dead wood that we may have had in the past who think their value is more than it actually is which can then cause problems for morale etc.

Any reports from the Sligo game or team etc?"
Sligo beat us by a few points but it's only a run around to get lads fit. Who we up against next?

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 88 - 11/12/2019 10:48:52    2254257

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Emlyn Mulligan not picked for county panel next year. What exactly did he expect when he walked out before an important game last year. It's bewildering stuff. He has been off the pace of inter county football for at least five years now. Serious injuries will do that to you I would imagine

Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 19/12/2019 08:19:43    2255557

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Replying To Stooker:  "Emlyn Mulligan not picked for county panel next year. What exactly did he expect when he walked out before an important game last year. It's bewildering stuff. He has been off the pace of inter county football for at least five years now. Serious injuries will do that to you I would imagine"
Hahaha and he seems raging he wasnt called back in. #PrayersforEmlyn

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 396 - 19/12/2019 08:31:55    2255560

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Replying To Stooker:  "Emlyn Mulligan not picked for county panel next year. What exactly did he expect when he walked out before an important game last year. It's bewildering stuff. He has been off the pace of inter county football for at least five years now. Serious injuries will do that to you I would imagine"
What did he expect? Of course the news was accompanied by a lengthy interview, he can concentrate on his media career now. Time to move on and concentrate on the forward talent we have

Pullhard1985 (USA) - Posts: 68 - 19/12/2019 08:59:09    2255562

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This is about the 5th time in the past 2 years he's had a piece in the national media talking about his future with the county. Never mind, we move on.

MagnumPIG (Leitrim) - Posts: 130 - 19/12/2019 09:42:55    2255566

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Move on is right.
With no games on papers have to fill spaces.

FatRef (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 19/12/2019 10:38:01    2255572

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Proper order from Hyland not bringing Mulligan back in, he downed tools when the going got tough after losing to Roscommon. I'm sure EJ will keep him occupied during the season anyway.

LetItInHigh (Leitrim) - Posts: 20 - 19/12/2019 10:47:53    2255574

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Replying To Stooker:  "Emlyn Mulligan not picked for county panel next year. What exactly did he expect when he walked out before an important game last year. It's bewildering stuff. He has been off the pace of inter county football for at least five years now. Serious injuries will do that to you I would imagine"
How hard was it for Hyland to let him know he wasn't part of his plans for 2020? A player that has given that amount of service to Leitrim over the years deserve that bit of respect.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 302 - 19/12/2019 11:44:56    2255583

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Replying To Yondu:  "How hard was it for Hyland to let him know he wasn't part of his plans for 2020? A player that has given that amount of service to Leitrim over the years deserve that bit of respect."
If you walk out on a team before a championship game how much respect does that show. How would he expect to be asked back after that? He had made himself unavailable for selection by doing that. Hyland has done nothing wrong here. In fact his silence through these stories has been admirable. He's around too long to be codded.

Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 19/12/2019 11:59:46    2255585

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Replying To Yondu:  "How hard was it for Hyland to let him know he wasn't part of his plans for 2020? A player that has given that amount of service to Leitrim over the years deserve that bit of respect."
Why would he have to let him know? He wasnt part of last years panel at the end so its only lads on last years panel Hyland should have to inform if he didnt want back and give a call to new lads he wanted in. Jesus it would be fairly time consuming if Hyland was expected to ring every club player in Leitrim and let them know his plans for 2020

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 396 - 19/12/2019 13:56:24    2255594

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Mulligan deserves some respect though. He was a great servant and could have went off and plied his trade with some other county. Injuries wracked his career.
Plus he would always have a word with fans after the game and thank people for coming out to support them. And we all know Leitrims support has dwindled a lot since the 90's and its only 500 or so die hards that follow them everywhere. You see the same few faces in Killmallock and Aughrim.

Ludovic_Giuly (Leitrim) - Posts: 111 - 19/12/2019 17:13:13    2255614

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Replying To Ludovic_Giuly:  "Mulligan deserves some respect though. He was a great servant and could have went off and plied his trade with some other county. Injuries wracked his career.
Plus he would always have a word with fans after the game and thank people for coming out to support them. And we all know Leitrims support has dwindled a lot since the 90's and its only 500 or so die hards that follow them everywhere. You see the same few faces in Killmallock and Aughrim."
What other county would he have got onto? Longford or Sligo at a complete stretch maybe

Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 19/12/2019 18:33:01    2255621

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Forget about Mulligan.

Does anyone have a list of the players that are currently on the panel for the year ahead?

MadAboutLeitrim (Leitrim) - Posts: 22 - 19/12/2019 19:01:08    2255624

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Replying To Stooker:  "If you walk out on a team before a championship game how much respect does that show. How would he expect to be asked back after that? He had made himself unavailable for selection by doing that. Hyland has done nothing wrong here. In fact his silence through these stories has been admirable. He's around too long to be codded."
Gave his reasons for leaving last summer and would have told Hyland before he left. If he's not part of Hylands plans for the year ahead that's fair enough but clearly Mulligan is not happy that Hyland didn't contact to him and I can totally understand while he feels disrespected here.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 302 - 19/12/2019 19:03:09    2255627

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Why would he have to let him know? He wasnt part of last years panel at the end so its only lads on last years panel Hyland should have to inform if he didnt want back and give a call to new lads he wanted in. Jesus it would be fairly time consuming if Hyland was expected to ring every club player in Leitrim and let them know his plans for 2020"
He was part of the Leitrim panel for the NFL and Connacht championship last year and he probably expected to be part of the panel next spring. He's not any old club player, he one of Leitrims longest committed and established footballers and it wouldn't have killed Hyland to even give a text on his decision to not select him on his 35 man panel.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 302 - 19/12/2019 19:09:48    2255629

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