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I think its clear that no one gives us a chance this weekend with so many injurys and lads leaving the panel! anyone know what our strongest 15 are at this stage?? I honestly think down will put up a criket score against us as we have no belief left and with so many gone from the squad!!

nunu (Leitrim) - Posts: 81 - 20/06/2014 14:31:21    1606468


enlighten us nunu whose all injured?

of the starters maguire is the biggest loss, mccrann less so but still a loss

we wont know until monday when the game is

if its on the saturday i'll be heading for the hyde as traffic to newry with cavan and clones both on will be a nightmare

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 20/06/2014 15:14:25    1606493


@ nunu any man thats given a leitrim jersey is given it to go out and play at full pace for 70 mins plus injury

Any man that makes the county team should be privileged to be there and play to their full potential

It's not about cameras or media or look at poor old leitrim it's about 15 men going out on a field using their skills to contest an opposing team and win

Why would our heads be down?

Yes a few players have left for America j1's this summer and a few more injured and other personal circumstances weddings etc

But why the negativity?

Surely these lads are entitled to a break in their career for 3 months or get married

Why not come on here and post positive comments about how well Darren Sweeney played last weekend for his club

Or how about which choice keeper we will have Farrelly or Lyons?

I intend on going to the game and im.going to support my county and their manager win draw or loose and I don't want black clouds over them a week before the game

Down fair enough are 2 divisions above us in the league a good hard Ulster team not afraid toplay hard and cute aswell but down are an ageing team that lost the 2010 allireland to cork

First time ever they lost an allireland by the way

Im looking forward to the game I like Newry andhhave relatives nearby

good luck lads I'll be there to cheer ye on


94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 20/06/2014 15:59:34    1606534


94 what a difference a year makes, you lambasted last years management team for making a tough decision based on asking players to show some respect to the jersey. Now because you know the current management set up you are giving them a free pass on making decisions that could only at best help in the very short term. I don't expect much as through no fault of Hagan's Leitrim football is in free fall. Clubs are at the worst standard as I can remember. Every other county seems to be much stronger than us. I heard the Carlow player, Brendan Murphy saying last weekend that their county players much rather play for their clubs. What is our excuse? No one wants to play for the clubs or at least put in a big effort with their club. The club competitions are run off for the sake of being run off with no heed being given to development. We cannot expect any manager to get results when our club scene is as weak as it is. Now the county minors easily forget, for them to reach their potential as senior footballers they need a healthy club scene but by discarding their clubs 2 weeks before a Connacht minor game seems to be ludicrous. What better preparation could they get for the heat of battle than going out representing their clubs in local derbies. Yes the risk of losing 1 or 2 players was always going to be there but if they are training hard they will run the same risk at training. Shortsighted to say the least. We are going no where until we trust a manager who will oversee the club structures so that there is a defined time for club/underage/ and county games. The clubs should be used to maximise the squads of all our county teams not seen as an excuse to protect county players from.

po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 216 - 20/06/2014 16:28:40    1606556


Has there been no announcement of the match details yet? Poor.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 602 - 21/06/2014 10:29:29    1606704


It's penciled in for next Saturday

Time will be confirmed Monday morning

94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 21/06/2014 12:45:18    1606740


19 o clock next Saturday in pairc elser

I'll be there

Few upsets today a division 4 longford beat a division 1 finalist Derry

Tipp a top division 4 team almost caused cork a major upset cork lucky to get away with 2 points to spare

A poor Galway just passed Sligo so connacht is mayos for the taking

Be great to be able to say leitrim were lifting the nester cup for the 4th year in a row

Anything is possible


94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 21/06/2014 21:34:14    1606950


Says 3 o clock on the down HS page

aidan1000 (Leitrim) - Posts: 106 - 22/06/2014 11:13:41    1607016


Ya I seen that meself

Boylesports and paddy powers have it 28/6 19 o clock

So does a few gaa fixtures and results pages

That's where I got it

So still confusion I may go up Friday night just to be safe!!!!!!!

94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 22/06/2014 15:17:42    1607136


Fixture time is being set tomorrow I'm pretty sure

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 306 - 22/06/2014 18:42:27    1607262


Fixture time is being set tomorrow I'm pretty sure

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 306 - 22/06/2014 19:08:49    1607275


i would say the minor match will be the place to be, dont fancy going into pairc esler although we have a better panel to pick from since the armagh debacle last year

the main question is will the connacht council cooperate and allow us to take both games in?

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 23/06/2014 08:46:41    1607400


If they need some heart to take in to the game then look at what Longford did to Derry. (a team 22 positions higher in the league)

Clare almost caught them a couple of years ago as well.

Best of luck lads ! Well capable.

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 85 - 23/06/2014 11:52:51    1607555


Any team suggestions from whats left of the panel?? heres my starting 15
P. Farrelly
D. Beck
G. Reynolds
B. Prior
S Mc Weeney
W Mc Keown
G. Hickey
D. Moran
D. Sweeeney
K. Conlon
E. Mulligan
R. Lowe
C. Beirne
J. Glancy
R. Cox

I dont know what subs are left over not many Id say after so many have left for J1s and all the rest

nunu (Leitrim) - Posts: 81 - 23/06/2014 14:31:49    1607710


2pm sunday it is then

nunu i think 2 of your 1st 15 have left the panel

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 23/06/2014 14:56:36    1607733


Best of luck Sean Christy Aidan and what ever team ye pick

Finish strong


94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 23/06/2014 15:41:56    1607790


can you enlighten us uni?? will we have any subs this weekend

nunu (Leitrim) - Posts: 81 - 23/06/2014 16:51:36    1607858


@nunu what about Paul Brennan 5 or 7 and prior 2

That would make more sense

94allstar (Leitrim) - Posts: 1737 - 23/06/2014 17:08:49    1607879


not my place to be speculating on the team from what i know or dont know

will be there and get behind the 15 on the pitch as always

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 23/06/2014 17:18:49    1607887


well nanu there is 3 gone off your starting 15 already so we are well depleated.

saintly (Leitrim) - Posts: 536 - 24/06/2014 15:45:52    1608351