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It is said that Donal Wrynn and Darragh Rooney are back on the panel which are 2 huge additions but unfortunately it looks as if Michael McWeeney and Gary Plunkett could be gone be overall it looks as if we have the majority of the players we would want. They are already in the middle of a new gym plan and have been out on the pitch.
I haven't heard but I would love to know if we have got any outside additions this year as I do think we need something like that to bring us on a level or two.
I don't agree with it but the introduction of the attacking mark could be a huge bonus when you look at the make up of some of our forwards.
I'm probably missing a few players but here is what I would go with if I was picking the squad;
1. Diarmuid McKiernan
2. Cathal McCrann
3. Brendan Flynn
1. Fergal McTague
2. Aidan Flynn
3. Michael McWeeney**
4. Ray Mulvey
5. Shane Quinn
6. Paddy Maguire
7. Conor Reynolds
8. Aidan Flynn
9. Sean McWeeney
10. Shaun Chandler
11. Oisin Madden
12. Jack Gilheany**
13. James Mitchell
14. Oisin McCaffery
15. Matthew Murphy
16. Noel Plunkett
1. Pearce Dolan
2. Conor Cullen
3. Donal Wrynn
4. Aaron Hoare
1. Mark Plunkett
2. Ryan O'Rourke
3. Darragh Rooney
4. Evan Sweeney
5. Niall Brady
6. Gary Plunkett**
7. Jack Heslin
8. Keith Beirne
9. Cillian McGloin
10. Sean Flanagan
11. Conor Dolan
12. Ciaran Cullen
13. Caleb Duffy**
14. Shane Moran
15. Niall McGovern
16. Dean McGovern
17. Oisin McLoughlin
18. Riordain O'Rourke
19. Mark Diffley
20. Conor Gaffney
OnTheBank (Australia) - Posts: 159 - 25/10/2019 09:44:59 2245646Link 1
I would think the week ones are Louth and Longford. As for Management I don't believe they will bring Leitrim forward. This year it was great to get promoted. Lady luck played a big part in Wicklow and against Limerick. The Wicklow result was massive, thanks to the referee.
As for the Championship same old story, but at least there is a two tier system which will give us extra matches. It will be an interesting year of football and hopefully my prediction will be well of the mark.
moreinu (Leitrim) - Posts: 20 - 25/10/2019 17:17:13 2245775Link 0
moesyzlack (USA) - Posts: 161 - 26/10/2019 09:29:57 2245882Link 1
green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 400 - 27/10/2019 07:37:33 2246043Link 0
I think it's fair to say we have 3 outstanding consistent inter-county players in Mark Plunkett, Ryan O'Rourke and Paddy Maguire.
LeitrimWay (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 27/10/2019 11:07:42 2246065Link 0
green.and.gold (Leitrim) - Posts: 400 - 28/10/2019 09:53:04 2246237Link 0
Massive games there in Division 3 you'd imagine they will have to target the Louth & Longford games regardless of whether they are at home or not.
I don't think 2 wins will be enough to keep us up. When you consider Derry are going up with us and Carlow & Sligo came down, Offaly only stayed up on score difference and Derry are miles better than either Carlow or Sligo.
5 points mightn't even be enough.
But given Connacht is a non starter with Mayo first up, retaining Division 3 status has to be our only priority for the year.
Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 328 - 28/10/2019 10:50:38 2246248Link 0
A bit early but my team for div 3 would be
Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 203 - 29/10/2019 18:45:32 2246510Link 0
sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 501 - 31/10/2019 10:24:08 2246730Link 0
Father_Thread (Leitrim) - Posts: 1 - 31/10/2019 10:38:21 2246736Link 0
sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 501 - 31/10/2019 15:56:35 2246837Link 0
Yes a good player which leitrim need to have a chance of staying in div 3. I seen over the years lots of players get chance after chance with leitrim remember free the south leitrim 4. How many chances did they get? While I don't agree with what keith Beirne did or supposedly did if he's good enough for us and "now" wants to play with leitrim then I don't have any issue with it. i don't think many supporters will mind when he kicks a few scores in div 3
Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 203 - 31/10/2019 17:20:35 2246856Link 0
To have any chance of competing in Division 3 we are going to have to have a lot more pace and power in our team along with being a lot more efficient when taking our chances. We are going to have to clog up the middle and play on the break a lot of the time. Donal Wrynn returning should be a huge help with this. We can't afford to have slow play or passengers like we did at times last year. We need to break the lines more instead of some of the lateral play last year. Our kick out strategy needs to improve aswell. When we came under pressure in the big games last year it seemed as if Mark Plunkett was the only one showing and teams just doubled up on him otherwise we played short which meant we had to run the entire length of the field and we did not have the pace or power to be effective at this. Donal Wrynn in his last few games with the county two years ago was really stepping up in this respect so it should help along with Pearce Dolan developing and getting stronger.
LeitrimWay (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 02/11/2019 13:35:43 2247219Link 1
I would concede nothing ahead of not having even played a game. The return of Donal Wrynne,Darragh Rooney ,Niall McGovern and the possibility of one or two from the U20's further adds to my view that 2020 will be a great year for Leitrim football.
leitrimabu1 (Leitrim) - Posts: 80 - 16/11/2019 16:22:18 2249875Link 2
Our S&C should be improved this year also which will make a massive difference. What worries me is that we don't have a settled starting 15 especially when it comes to the main positions at fullback, Centre back, midfield, Centre forward and full forward. You could make arguments for any amount of different players in these positions and Terry was chopping and changing them all of last year. That's even before we talk about our goalkeeper.
But I really think we will stay up. Obviously we may suffer a little bit of pain in some games but there are games that we can target just to insure survival which would be a huge achievement. Think of the experience this will be for our players. Especially at their age. They will learn so much.
From what I know the likes of Oisin McLoughlin, Caleb Duffy, Riordain O'Rourke, Mark Diffley, Shaun Chandler and Aaron Hoare have been called up from the U20s.
Donal Wrynn, Keith Beirne and Darragh Rooney are back in. Conor Farell from St. Marys is also in there at the moment. Jack Gilheany is away with University until February or so but it is expected he will be in then. Michael McWeeneys future is still up in the air. I haven't heard that Niall McGovern is in but he could well be.
However Conor Cullen and Gary Plunkett are gone. Both are a big loss in my eyes.
From watching a lot of club and county football last year the most glaring omission is the youngest Cullen. He may be light but he is the player in the county that I think could go on to have the greatest impact if coached properly especially when he fills out.
Even though I don't agree with how they are implementing the Tier Two championship we could have a good crack at it if we build some momentum during the league.
OnTheBank (Australia) - Posts: 159 - 17/11/2019 05:34:52 2249947Link 1
The fact that we will most likely be playing in a meaningless B championship in the summer and that this competition was championed by the powers that be in Leitrim football according to President Horan is very sad. What clubs sanctioned Leitrim representative to ask for this competition?
Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 18/11/2019 18:03:20 2250211Link 2
moesyzlack (USA) - Posts: 161 - 20/11/2019 20:03:24 2250576Link 1
Stooker (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 21/11/2019 09:42:32 2250617Link 1
williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 97 - 21/11/2019 13:15:41 2250670Link 1
moesyzlack (USA) - Posts: 161 - 22/11/2019 14:34:51 2250879Link 1