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Allen Gaels; Enda Lyons
Annaduff; Michael Moyles, Derek Cox
Aughnasheelin; Rudden and Terence Reynolds
Aughavas; Ray Mc Brien
Bornacoola; Declan Bohan
Ballinamore; Paul Prior
Ballinaglera; James Wynne
Carrigallen; Seamus Quinn
Drumkeerin; Richard McTernan
Dromahair; Damien Eames
Eslin; Sean Logan
Fenagh; Niall Brennan,
Gortletteragh; Shane Heslin, Bobby O'Rourke
Glencar/Manor; Aidan Rooney
Kiltubrid; Martin Dolan
Leitrim Gaels; Tommy Flynn
Mohill; Pauric Davis
Melvin Gaels; Liam Gilmartin
St Marys; Ciaran Reynolds, Joe Flynn Jr
bananapublican (Leitrim) - Posts: 868 - 11/02/2016 13:28:34 1824688Link 0
The current league and championship structures won't help raise the standard any time soon, far too many teams in their comfort zone in both competitions. There are not 12 'senior' teams in Leitrim, perhaps 8 at a stretch (and with some amalgamations)
northernsoul (Leitrim) - Posts: 78 - 12/02/2016 19:17:48 1824996Link 0
There are a few problems with your suggestion, one you are reducing the amount of games dramatically, which in turns reduces co board revenue as well as decreasing the chance of players improving. Secondly while I agree league div 1 teams should be the only teams in senior championship you would need a full year sorting out the present mess. Home and away league fixtures would bring league games up to 14 games each in 8 team leagues. Two groups of four in championship 3 games for each team top two qualify for semi finals. No relegation from championship two down from league, one up from inter championship and one up from div 2 league. The most consistent teams throughout the year survive. Amalgamations are a short term solution, the teams in Kerry that amalgamate are poorly populated but still manage to be very competitive in junior club competitions nationally. We can't afford to reduce our playing population by even ten players. Attitude is key.
po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 215 - 12/02/2016 20:46:14 1825017Link 0
Po3 we currently have a league with 11 rounds that takes us 8 months to finish how do you expect us to finish a 14 round home and away type system.
Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 325 - 13/02/2016 16:13:34 1825099Link 0
The Shield should be scrapped completely in it's current format.
premiumrashers (Leitrim) - Posts: 49 - 13/02/2016 21:31:48 1825194Link 0
The League starts a month from today and with little chance of clubs training with their county players prior to then. Congress had a chance to fix this problem and disregarded what was best for the players so the status quo remained. This is where co boards should take the reins and curb the control of county managers. It's saddening to see the whole club scene being denigrated to what it's become. Smart or selfish clubs would be wiser trying to prohibit their players who they nurtured joining up with county squads.
po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 215 - 08/03/2016 16:02:37 1832404Link 0
Agree with everything the last poster has said. There has already been talk that two leading club managers are putting pressure on their county players to leave the inter-county squad as they have been seeing little or no game time. However, I do feel this should be the best year for club football in years. Mohill, The Willies and Manor are the Three clear favorites. Hopefully the likes of Carrick and Drumshanbo get their act together as they have loads of talent but fail or don't commit fully every year. I Also feel the likes of Gortletragh, Melvin Gaels, Dromahair and even Aughnasheelin on their day can test most teams. The problem is outside of that the quality of players and coaching is very very poor. Something needs to be done very quickly. I feel a paid position of a director of Football could be a soloution who overseas all the structures in the county working off a template from counties such as Tipp, Ross, Cavan and so forth. Massive need for more than the two coaches which are currently in the county. I see James Glancy is in a position like this in Dublin, pity the county board dont have the ability to get these people involved in Leitrim's youth development.
Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 241 - 08/03/2016 19:18:55 1832495Link 0
There lies the problem, the jobs usually are kept among the boys, so while you have a good idea there can't see it coming to pass. The clubs you mention have good players but Gortletteragh, Annaduff, st Caillins and Leitrim Gaels all have great young players coming through so with right people running the county squads there is no reason we couldn't be more competitive at all grades.
po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 215 - 08/03/2016 21:45:29 1832605Link 0