National Forum

Leitrim GAA thread

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To Leitrimdivide:  "Why would you suggest emlyn as a selector? Very little grá for him in this county. Plus he has been a selector with the under 20s for past two years and they've won one game in that time I believe. So we would appreciate it if you stop throwing around silly suggestions. Thanks very much."
Laughable to suggest John Maughn as a potential manager; you'd drive a bus through the centre of his Offaly side last year they were that open and naive.

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 298 - 24/04/2023 17:02:29    2473386

Link

Replying To Leitrimdivide:  "Why would you suggest emlyn as a selector? Very little grá for him in this county. Plus he has been a selector with the under 20s for past two years and they've won one game in that time I believe. So we would appreciate it if you stop throwing around silly suggestions. Thanks very much."
I'd suggest the very opposite - in my opinion a great amount of grá for the effort, commitment and skill he brought.

Don't think you speak for the county. Well, not the last time I checked anyway.....

Solo_Run (Leitrim) - Posts: 214 - 24/04/2023 17:15:55    2473392

Link

Replying To martinjoe:  "Now that the Connacht final teams have been sorted it is hard to find any good reason for the capitulation against New York other than the one suggested by Powerhouse, namely lack of a professional approach to the fixture and in general. A fisted point in the 5th minute of added time was the difference between Sligo and Leitrim in the final round of the NFL. Next game Leitrim draw V NY after added time and fail to score 4 penalty efforts. Next game Sligo wipe out NY by 16 points and it could have easily been 26. Yes of course NY were on a high after winning their first ever match after 24 attempts and had taken their eye of the ball. I think Andy will make a great manager and will eventually take over his own county, but at the same time I think he is the wrong type of manager for Leitrim right now. Ye need no tough personality like Anthony Cunningham or John Moughan with Emylin as a selector. In the short term it may be better that ye did not progress to the SAM competition, I say that based on the outcome of the Laois game at the weekend. Anyway best of luck in Tailteann ."
There's plenty of reasons. The glaring one is the toll the travel itself takes. Jet lag, adjusting to time etc is a big one.

The state of the facilities in NY also, it is not a junior b standard pitch and should not be allowed to be used.

As for your managerial and selectorial suggestions, I think the phone book should stay closed on those options.

somewouldargue (Leitrim) - Posts: 52 - 24/04/2023 18:23:55    2473425

Link

Replying To Boxtyeater:  "I'm always at a loss to understand how a county such as ourselves can look so disdainfully on the Tailteann Cup.

Wouldn't it be welcomed in Ballinamore and Carrick-on-Shannon with the same enthusiasm as the Sam Maguire is greeted in Tralee or Killarney. Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves to realise our standing in the big scheme.

The reality of it is we eventually finished 29th in the league and as we know the table doesn't lie."
I would completely agree Boxtyeater and would go further to say we should be embracing the introduction of a third tier. Which is the level we are at. With Meath and possibly cork and Kildare coming down to intermediate the tailteann cup is looking far beyond us.
But that said I will look forward to the Tailteann as we have a chance to get a few championship wins.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 151 - 24/04/2023 18:37:10    2473431

Link

Replying To Solo_Run:  "I'd suggest the very opposite - in my opinion a great amount of grá for the effort, commitment and skill he brought.

Don't think you speak for the county. Well, not the last time I checked anyway....."
Emylyn does not deserve the vitriol from the keyboard warriors. True Leitrim supporters appreciate his commitment to the jersey. What a pity these unmentionables drove him out when his presence in NY might've made a difference in the closing stages. I hope Emlyn ignores these spiteful comments he doesn't deserve them- remember it's an amateur game nobody should question a players commitment no matter what County they play for. There are some very nasty people on this Forum.

leitrimabu1 (Leitrim) - Posts: 135 - 24/04/2023 19:10:33    2473447

Link

Replying To Backheel:  "I would completely agree Boxtyeater and would go further to say we should be embracing the introduction of a third tier. Which is the level we are at. With Meath and possibly cork and Kildare coming down to intermediate the tailteann cup is looking far beyond us.
But that said I will look forward to the Tailteann as we have a chance to get a few championship wins."
Agree it should be senior, intermediate and junior at inter County. Teams spending huge money to compete in a competition they have no chance of winning. The will be somevery once sided games in the Tailteann Cup this year.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 303 - 24/04/2023 22:43:30    2473515

Link

Replying To leitrimabu1:  "Emylyn does not deserve the vitriol from the keyboard warriors. True Leitrim supporters appreciate his commitment to the jersey. What a pity these unmentionables drove him out when his presence in NY might've made a difference in the closing stages. I hope Emlyn ignores these spiteful comments he doesn't deserve them- remember it's an amateur game nobody should question a players commitment no matter what County they play for. There are some very nasty people on this Forum."
This is a serious issue alright and very concerning.

The level of vitriol towards players ,management and the county board is at a level way beyond what happens on other boards.

I am disgusted by some of the rants I read on this posts.

These posts give a flavour of the mood of a county and they are far removed from what I hear from supporters.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 487 - 24/04/2023 22:52:55    2473519

Link

Quite a number of prophets of doom on here, and then some with cowardly swipes at players who are putting in tremendous effort now and in the past.

NY defeat was disappointing, as was the Sligo defeat when we did so much to haul back the 8 point deficit.

The mood I feel in the county is that the team we have is very competitive and well capable of having a right say in the Tailteann Cup, Disappointed but not negative, with a degree of optimism that they will rebound is the prevailing sentiment around our area. Think that matches the feeling within the team also.

As I've pointed out elsewhere - we are 4th seeds in the TC, not 3rd seeds - which makes things potentially harder, but not by much.

Solo_Run (Leitrim) - Posts: 214 - 25/04/2023 10:50:57    2473603

Link

Replying To Solo_Run:  "Quite a number of prophets of doom on here, and then some with cowardly swipes at players who are putting in tremendous effort now and in the past.

NY defeat was disappointing, as was the Sligo defeat when we did so much to haul back the 8 point deficit.

The mood I feel in the county is that the team we have is very competitive and well capable of having a right say in the Tailteann Cup, Disappointed but not negative, with a degree of optimism that they will rebound is the prevailing sentiment around our area. Think that matches the feeling within the team also.

As I've pointed out elsewhere - we are 4th seeds in the TC, not 3rd seeds - which makes things potentially harder, but not by much."
The reason there are plenty of prophets of doom on here is probably because there isn't a lot to be positive about. Let's be real. Hopefully things improve in the Tailteann Cup.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 303 - 25/04/2023 11:37:28    2473630

Link

What's the story with the minor championship? Fixtures? Or where does that draw with Sligo leave us?

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 157 - 25/04/2023 14:57:44    2473742

Link

Replying To Solo_Run:  "Quite a number of prophets of doom on here, and then some with cowardly swipes at players who are putting in tremendous effort now and in the past.

NY defeat was disappointing, as was the Sligo defeat when we did so much to haul back the 8 point deficit.

The mood I feel in the county is that the team we have is very competitive and well capable of having a right say in the Tailteann Cup, Disappointed but not negative, with a degree of optimism that they will rebound is the prevailing sentiment around our area. Think that matches the feeling within the team also.

As I've pointed out elsewhere - we are 4th seeds in the TC, not 3rd seeds - which makes things potentially harder, but not by much."
Prophets of doom no. Prophets of doom would suggest doom forecast to arrive in the future. Doom arrived in Gaelic Park. Things can only get better from here, surely! With so many games to be got through in both the All Ireland and Tailteann Cup I expect to see double headers with the lower tier games penciled in as curtain raisers for the All Ireland play off games. Should we meet in that context I for one will be roaring ye on.

Keephimthere (Roscommon) - Posts: 102 - 25/04/2023 17:23:22    2473806

Link

Replying To Mugatay:  "What's the story with the minor championship? Fixtures? Or where does that draw with Sligo leave us?"
Connacht minor champ is run on a group basis now with every team playing four games, two at home and two away. Top team in the group at the end makes the final. Second plays third for the other final spot.

We play Roscommon away this Friday in the next fixture

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 653 - 25/04/2023 17:45:31    2473811

Link

Replying To Mugatay:  "What's the story with the minor championship? Fixtures? Or where does that draw with Sligo leave us?"
Play every team. Rossies in The Hyde next on Friday.

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 401 - 25/04/2023 18:58:33    2473833

Link

Replying To leitrim4sam:  "Connacht minor champ is run on a group basis now with every team playing four games, two at home and two away. Top team in the group at the end makes the final. Second plays third for the other final spot.

We play Roscommon away this Friday in the next fixture"
Ok great thanks.. plenty of games and opportunities to progress hopefully.

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 157 - 27/04/2023 10:00:05    2474168

Link

Replying To Mugatay:  "Ok great thanks.. plenty of games and opportunities to progress hopefully."
Hopefully they will surpass the minor team of 2013 that won the Connacht League and it's the start of a revival at underage level. Our U20's, Minor's & U16 teams have given us something to be hopeful for the future.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 879 - 27/04/2023 10:36:11    2474176

Link

Any word on how preparations are going for Tailteann Cup, any challenges etc?

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 123 - 27/04/2023 10:51:06    2474180

Link

Ya think yer going to play new York n a challange b4 they go home ....see can ye beat them on grass

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 278 - 27/04/2023 20:47:35    2474294

Link

Replying To Timmy86:  "Ya think yer going to play new York n a challange b4 they go home ....see can ye beat them on grass"
Ye I heard that too smart ass!!!!9

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 487 - 28/04/2023 15:27:16    2474411

Link

Replying To leitrim4sam:  "New York in Pairc Sean for tailteann quarter final, somethings are just bound to happen and I think this is one of those things.

Does anyone know if anyone has left the Leitrim panel from the NY game? Hopefully the full panel are still available and committed. Our summer is not over yet.

The minors played very well, probably should have Sligo out of sight by half time with Honeyman hitting the crossbar and upright, and a few other wides. We should beat Roscommon next week too, looks like they have a very poor team again this year at this level. Leitrim minors can have a big say in Connacht this year based on the showing last Friday"
I see Roscommon U17s beat Leitrim 5-9 to 0-12 tonight. Looks like you read too much out of that draw with Sligo. And Roscommon was beaten by two strong sides, likely All-Ireland contenders.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3434 - 28/04/2023 22:12:58    2474454

Link

Replying To Gaa_lover:  "I see Roscommon U17s beat Leitrim 5-9 to 0-12 tonight. Looks like you read too much out of that draw with Sligo. And Roscommon was beaten by two strong sides, likely All-Ireland contenders."
Leitrim led briefly last night 11 to 1-7 c 50 minute mark!!

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1694 - 29/04/2023 10:33:04    2474476

Link