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Leitrim v Mayo minor championship

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7 days away lads. Game on Wednesday evening but hope a large number come out and support our youth. This game ended in a draw in the league with both teams throwing away many chances in last 10 minutes. Looking forward to big game

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 22/06/2016 10:29:51    1870618

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Who are the stand out players on the team? Young Rooney seems to be the main one along with McGovern??? Hopefully the boys get good support and in turn perform well.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 241 - 22/06/2016 14:30:10    1870762

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It's good to see players from weaker clubs being on squad like 2 aughavas boys 3 or 4 leitrim village lads, cloone, carrigallen all represented. Aswell as fenagh continuing there strong youth with five lads on panel

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 22/06/2016 14:50:42    1870780

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Wishing the minor squad the best of luck hope its the start of a successful few days for leitrim teams!

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 358 - 24/06/2016 22:45:55    1871752

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Washing the minor squad the best of luck hope its the start of a successful few days for leitrim teams

green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 358 - 25/06/2016 04:58:38    1871775

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Not perhaps as physically big as our Minor League winning team of a few years back, talented nonetheless.

Fintan Gallogly and Seamus Sweeney are the aforementioned Aughavas lads, capable players.

Riordan O'Rourke also in the corner, small and light but dangerous, and his club mate Alan Doonan the same.

Spine of the team is big, Jack Gilheaney, Caleb Duffy, Niall McGovern at 6 8 and 14 will offer size, but all three will need to bring the workrate to match and to sustain it over the hour. We will need these lads in the game for the whole 60 minutes.

One deficiency is that we are small in the backs, but the Harkin twins can provide a tough ask for any forward, epecially if launching attacks from the half back line.

A draw with a Mayo team earlier in the year (albeit without their Rice College contingent who were in all Ireland schools action) will remove the fear factor.

If they are leading or within touching distance around the 45 minute mark they have a very good chance.

Best of Luck lads, hoping for Pairc Seán in the summer sunshine and a good crowd to support ye.

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 314 - 25/06/2016 13:32:46    1871855

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Replying To Dodgy_Pass:  "Not perhaps as physically big as our Minor League winning team of a few years back, talented nonetheless.

Fintan Gallogly and Seamus Sweeney are the aforementioned Aughavas lads, capable players.

Riordan O'Rourke also in the corner, small and light but dangerous, and his club mate Alan Doonan the same.

Spine of the team is big, Jack Gilheaney, Caleb Duffy, Niall McGovern at 6 8 and 14 will offer size, but all three will need to bring the workrate to match and to sustain it over the hour. We will need these lads in the game for the whole 60 minutes.

One deficiency is that we are small in the backs, but the Harkin twins can provide a tough ask for any forward, epecially if launching attacks from the half back line.

A draw with a Mayo team earlier in the year (albeit without their Rice College contingent who were in all Ireland schools action) will remove the fear factor.

If they are leading or within touching distance around the 45 minute mark they have a very good chance.

Best of Luck lads, hoping for Pairc Seán in the summer sunshine and a good crowd to support ye."
Thanks to the Supporters who are making us aware of this game as there is little publicity about it.

From what I hear this fine group of players managed by Martin Mc Gowan have prepared well and will be competitive with Mayo.

Can they win against the current Connacht minor league holders and hot favourites to win the championship.?

Of course they can.It will be a huge task but with a little bit of luck they they can pull it off.

This is where the Supporters come in.I am appealing to you to come and support them.You could make the difference.

We are all too well aware of how difficult it is for a county like Leitrim with a tiny playing population to compete on a single year age basis with a team like Mayo with a massive pool of players.The main objective is to bring through a few players each year who eventually will make the senior squad.

However in this instance this well drilled group of players who represent Leitrim with skill and pride have a real chance .

We owe it to them to turn up in big numbers.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 159 - 27/06/2016 16:00:36    1872867

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Best of luck to the lads today not an ideal day for a game but hopefully we get a bit or luck

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 29/06/2016 11:13:00    1873690

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will it be live on ocean or anywhere I can follow it live please

harleys (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 29/06/2016 17:50:17    1873948

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Very poor performance from our minors when will we learn that we need to get proper coaches in place to stop our slide. Ita a pity these young lads have being let down again, its not their fault as there is some fine footballers on that team.

Leitrim36 (Leitrim) - Posts: 55 - 29/06/2016 22:02:38    1874048

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It's basic knowledge that we would be up against it today, and our full back line was our smallest and most vulnerable line on pitch. For us not to play a sweeper and keep it compact in the first 20 minutes at least is absolutely abysmal. The difference in standard was so obvious tonight. Our club scene is at an all time low

Fr.spodo_gamodo (Leitrim) - Posts: 184 - 29/06/2016 22:56:28    1874068

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Sad to see the result as I thought they had a good shot. But when a lad scores 3-4 a game then this raises questions! Why not play a sweeper, what research was done on this team? was he highlighted as a lethal forward that gets goals, if so why not double mark him. One of the biggest problems with the GAA and our development is that this group will not get another rattle. Train all year for this, its just not fair. Make it a round robbin group, or introduce a back door system so we can get more game time!

harleys (Leitrim) - Posts: 284 - 30/06/2016 10:38:55    1874142

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We have an awful system in Leitrim, we give the underage coaching jobs to lads in the circle with no history of success before they take on this important role. Coaching badges mean little. It means you endured a boring day being lectured by people high up the food chain. In Leitrim we can give up or start doing things differently.
First thing James Glancy has to take control of the structures.
Secondly you stay at under 14 if you are interested in the job. Under 14,15, 16 coaches stay with that age group and don't follow the players up to minor. A good minor manager is appointed for three years.
A regional coach to look after 8 clubs monitors training sessions of each club to ensure there is balance in the training young lads get so academies are not wasting time on honing the basics with players instead they should be drumming in systems, diets, psychology and weights programs.
This merry go round of poor managers has to stop now. Some of the players yesterday looked so unfit, others took too much out of the ball, others kick passing was abysmal and lastly our breaking ball winning ability was non existent around the midfield sector. Clubs were denied the presence of the lads they developed almost all year so far, and you would wonder why, if the answer is to regress and get slower well then mission accomplished.

po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 204 - 30/06/2016 13:49:01    1874249

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Has a coaching officer being appointed or when are the new seven coaching staff for underage to be in place?

Leitrim36 (Leitrim) - Posts: 55 - 30/06/2016 20:46:19    1874457

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What annoys me about wednesday's game is not that we didn't compete with mayo, it is that we didn't even give ourselves a chance to compete!! I think it is fair to say that at any level, for a leitrim team to defeat a mayo team then they need to give themselves every possible chance to do so, perpsration and decision making are vital!! Someone mentioned above a sweeper should've been used, i agree totally. And if it wasnt bad enough that there wasn't one in place before the game began, after ten minutes we found ourselves 2-2 down and still no sign of any changes!! Infact, the only real change made was so send Niall mc govern, our biggest player in full forward and lump the ball in on him, revolutionary!! I'm sorry but for the players who have dedicated so much time and effort into training for this game over the past few years it really is not fair to have their chances of victory slashed by those in charge of them. I'm hoping for better things on saturday and that this loss doesn't turn away a couple of players who, given the right guidance, could become very important players for our county in the future

Agreenfuture (Leitrim) - Posts: 5 - 01/07/2016 03:18:13    1874506

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Replying To po3nmotion:  "We have an awful system in Leitrim, we give the underage coaching jobs to lads in the circle with no history of success before they take on this important role. Coaching badges mean little. It means you endured a boring day being lectured by people high up the food chain. In Leitrim we can give up or start doing things differently.
First thing James Glancy has to take control of the structures.
Secondly you stay at under 14 if you are interested in the job. Under 14,15, 16 coaches stay with that age group and don't follow the players up to minor. A good minor manager is appointed for three years.
A regional coach to look after 8 clubs monitors training sessions of each club to ensure there is balance in the training young lads get so academies are not wasting time on honing the basics with players instead they should be drumming in systems, diets, psychology and weights programs.
This merry go round of poor managers has to stop now. Some of the players yesterday looked so unfit, others took too much out of the ball, others kick passing was abysmal and lastly our breaking ball winning ability was non existent around the midfield sector. Clubs were denied the presence of the lads they developed almost all year so far, and you would wonder why, if the answer is to regress and get slower well then mission accomplished."
the problem with football in leitrim is that the basics are not being drummed in the players from a young age, forget about diets weight programmes and the rest, getting players to execute the basic skills of gaelic football has to be the priority. if this can be instilled at u-10/u-12 level then the rest will follow.

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 431 - 01/07/2016 09:06:56    1874525

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