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I no I might be alone in this opinion but Leitrim football in some respects can be seen in an upward trend.
Mulligan returning is a massive boost both ability wise and in leadership. But we also have done quite well in both minor and U21 in the last few years. We now have players who have played top level sigerson football such as Moran, Wrynn, Kennedy, Plunkett who are all physical ball winners which we didnt have before.
Wrynn and Moran have to be given a chance as our midfield pairing. Couple that with Plunkett and Mulligan in the half forward line and we are in slowly building a decent team. A few players need to step up this year, Conlan, McWeeney Quinn, Gilheany and Murphy to name a few if they are gonna really make it at Inter-county
level. I still feel like Aughawillans other midfielder should be on the panel at the very least with give another physical option around the middle third.
We are at 9/1 to Qualify which is a massive price i feel.
Still have my doubts about the management team and the style its uses but the County Board still havent got Annaduff in order its clear not just on the playing front we are lagging behind other counties.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 241 - 01/12/2015 10:37:57    1810741

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Most talked about leitrim minor teams for years and how did they do?

Hudhastings (Leitrim) - Posts: 87 - 01/12/2015 15:41:35    1810872

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Won a minor league? When before them for Minor teams for years were struggling to win a game all year let alone a league? How would you consider success it's gonna take consecutive years of good coaching at underage to see a real improvement, atleast that seems to be occurring now.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 241 - 01/12/2015 17:34:10    1810896

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why has there been so few players called up to training, surely there should be 50 or 60 players called up to see who is worthy of the place. doubt shane ward knows his best players at all

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 01/12/2015 19:02:52    1810917

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i think i'd try Wrynn and Moran at midfield. moran is strong but also mobile enough although he badly needs to learn when to release the ball. the return of mulligan is a great boost. we badly need scoring forwards and he is one for sure. paddy maguire coming back is great too and with young woods and murphy having another year under their belts will surely stand to them and leitrim. my biggest worry is fitness. the club scene fitness isn't great and this knocks on to the coubty panel. we need to seriously up training levels/methods at both club and county.

Ouryear (Leitrim) - Posts: 253 - 02/12/2015 14:05:59    1811052

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No reason the team can not build from last year, good crew of young lads coming.
Club football was not a great standard this year, but still few good players to come out of it this year no doubt Ward will have everyone on board.
Emylyn is a huge addition back this year.

BOGMAN93 (Leitrim) - Posts: 1 - 02/12/2015 20:16:57    1811148

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Wonder where mulligan will be playing next year, great to see him back in the county however looks unlikely

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 05/12/2015 10:12:55    1811523

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I see Michael McGuinness got senior club player of the year..anyone hear who hit the rest of the awards?

Leitrim12 (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 07/12/2015 17:20:43    1811858

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Awards 2015

Jim Lynch Hall of Fame: Mickey Dorrigan, Gortletteragh
County Player of Year: Cathal McCrann, Gortletteragh
Senior POTY: Mickey McGuinness, Mohill
Intermediate POTY: Fabian McMorrow, Melvin Gaels
Junior POTY: Niall Mc Govern, Mohill
Senior Referee of Year: Seamus Mulhern, St. Mary's
Minor POTY: Ryan O'Rourke, Fenagh
U16 POTY: Jack Gilheany, Fenagh
Coiste na nÓg Referee : Patrick Guckian, Fenagh
Club Grounds: Fenagh St. Caillins
County Hurling POTY: Padraig O'Donnell, Abbeyknockmoy, Galway
Senior Hurling POTY: Morgan Quinn, Ballinamore Junior Hurling POTY: Hughie Glancy, Carrick
Senior HandballPOTY: Barry Mc Donagh, Fenagh Handball
Juvenile Handballer of Year: David Wrynn, Fenagh Handball

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 314 - 08/12/2015 15:57:19    1812075

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Not much standard of refereeing if the last post is anything to go by, plus Fenagh/Gortletteragh amalgamation are going to do very well at those awards.

bananapublican (Leitrim) - Posts: 861 - 08/12/2015 18:40:48    1812141

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Don't think anyone would take those awards away from Michael or fabian. Two brilliant servants to clubs

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 08/12/2015 20:03:58    1812162

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I was reading in the observer that the training centre in Annaduff is opening the first week in January, i passed it this morning and there isn't a hope it will be ready it looks like a abandoned ghost estate right now dont know what they have planned in the next few weeks to get it ready , they better be miracle workers! !!

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 358 - 11/12/2015 10:52:14    1812612

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I was thinking the same about the centre of excellence, looks in no shape to be opening anytime soon. It looks like it hasn't been touched in a few years with all the grass growing around it.

Grey_Owl (Leitrim) - Posts: 35 - 12/12/2015 10:37:14    1812721

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it would appear that the present county board inherited alot of problems from the previous one, I pass the centre of excellence regularly and it is looks like a nod from Leitrim GAA to the ghost estates from the celtic tiger era!!!...hopefully it will be available for our county teams to prepare like other counties in 2016, not holding my breath though.......

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 431 - 19/01/2016 09:14:47    1817532

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