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Just wondering what everyone thought of the game in Pairc Sean yesterday - a great hearty game for Leitrim against a new look Mayo side just denied at the death in the penalty shooutout format. What did everyone think of the new knock about format rule changes - thopught it was great to see a bit of drama myself. The atmosphere was electric throughout - and having penalties to decide it fairly ramped up the tension imo. I enjoyed my Guinness in Gings afterwards I can promise you

WaitingInTheLongGrass (Roscommon) - Posts: 165 - 07/01/2019 09:35:49    2155895

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The kickpass after 3 fist passes wasn't always counted right. It also encouraged more play to go backwards. Didn't see the mark being used much. The sin bin is a good rule, but saying that 3/4 players cynically fouled and didn't get punished at all. Overall the game was good because neither team tried to choke the other with 15 players inside their own 45. No rule changes would ever be needed if managers and players went out and played like that every week.

bananapublican (Leitrim) - Posts: 862 - 08/01/2019 08:50:53    2156041

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Funny that you say that I was at the game Sunday and I counted at least 3 times that 15 mayo players were back inside there own 45

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 158 - 08/01/2019 11:12:38    2156064

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Agree with Champotime - Mayo had all 15 players behind the ball on several occasions. Doesn't say much for their ability to make it count if they still conceded 2-13!!

Castelfore (Leitrim) - Posts: 49 - 08/01/2019 12:39:04    2156076

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A Mayo team that included Robbie Hennelly, Eoin O'Donoghue, Ger Cafferkey, Brendan Harrison; Lee Keegan,Donal Vaughan; Seamus O'Shea, Stephen Coen, Jason Doherty, Fergal Boland,Evan Regan was far from a new look teams while am i right in saying Leitrim only had 5 or 6 championship starters starting last Sunday.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2432 - 08/01/2019 22:26:39    2156194

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3 times is not 70 mins with 15 men behind the ball ala Tyrone.
They certainly didn't set up with 15 behind the ball.

bananapublican (Leitrim) - Posts: 862 - 09/01/2019 14:43:11    2156261

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Replying To bananapublican:  "3 times is not 70 mins with 15 men behind the ball ala Tyrone.
They certainly didn't set up with 15 behind the ball."
Correct but mayo did try to choke leitrim on a few occasions with 15 behind the ball

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 158 - 10/01/2019 12:21:08    2156377

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That's fair enough champotime but mayo contributed to the excitement of the game especially with their incisive passing and running game where I thought by some of the comments here that people might be mislead into thinking they played defensively and only caught us on the break. Talking to mayo people since while they didn't lavish praise on leitrim a good sign was each of them praised different players on the team as being very good. That's a great sign from well travelled and knowledgeable supporters.

bananapublican (Leitrim) - Posts: 862 - 10/01/2019 17:23:56    2156425

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