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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "There has been no trials to date and I've heard nothing about holding trials in the foreseeable future. Don't believe squad is picked and I'm sure there will be more additions to already large group of players in training with the seniors. Everything to date has been collective with seniors and u20's. I believe this great and will bring on the u20's leaps and bounds. Andy is missing a trick though not holding trials. Himself and MG are outsiders to leitrim football so how in all fairness would they know the best squad to pick without trials. Even if they held trials and didn't bring on anyone new it makes sense holding them just for fairness and openness. Hopefully we see a few trial games for lads they haven't already brought in as I'm sure they could only gain from holding them."
Outsiders, but in fairness it is Andy's third year now so he'll know a lot of the players who can make the grade.
Wasn't MG not with Ballinamore so again, I'm sure players from different clubs caught his eye over the Summer months.
They're not completely starting from scratch.

Looking forward to seeing who steps up in KB's absense. Big shoes to fill.

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 150 - 17/11/2023 11:43:17    2513464

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Replying To Mugatay:  "Outsiders, but in fairness it is Andy's third year now so he'll know a lot of the players who can make the grade.
Wasn't MG not with Ballinamore so again, I'm sure players from different clubs caught his eye over the Summer months.
They're not completely starting from scratch.

Looking forward to seeing who steps up in KB's absense. Big shoes to fill."
Andy Moran is from Mayo and Micky Graham is from Cavan. So yes they are outsiders to Leitrim football. MG was with Ballinamore for 5 games and I can't imagine Andy Moran was at many intermediate/junior games so I don't think they would know who all the best young players around the county are. Brendan Guckian was from the county and he missed out on loads of talented players in the county by not holding trials. Just stating they are missung out by not holding trials.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 17/11/2023 13:09:18    2513486

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Andy Moran is from Mayo and Micky Graham is from Cavan. So yes they are outsiders to Leitrim football. MG was with Ballinamore for 5 games and I can't imagine Andy Moran was at many intermediate/junior games so I don't think they would know who all the best young players around the county are. Brendan Guckian was from the county and he missed out on loads of talented players in the county by not holding trials. Just stating they are missung out by not holding trials."
Is Andy Moran not a Roscommon man?

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 265 - 17/11/2023 13:55:31    2513496

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In the information I have gathered Matthew Murphy from mohil was called up to 20s and so where Liam chandler ,Brian goldrick and Aaron Farrell all from Leitrim village so Andy must be doing something

Honeyman2000 (Leitrim) - Posts: 12 - 17/11/2023 17:34:28    2513532

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Replying To drumalee11:  "Is Andy Moran not a Roscommon man?"
He most certainly is a Ros man and his parents were big Ros fans.
Unfortunately joining the Ballagh Club who affiliate to Mayo CB......

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1272 - 17/11/2023 17:59:41    2513538

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Replying To drumalee11:  "Is Andy Moran not a Roscommon man?"
That he is

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 247 - 17/11/2023 19:07:22    2513544

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Andy Moran is from Mayo and Micky Graham is from Cavan. So yes they are outsiders to Leitrim football. MG was with Ballinamore for 5 games and I can't imagine Andy Moran was at many intermediate/junior games so I don't think they would know who all the best young players around the county are. Brendan Guckian was from the county and he missed out on loads of talented players in the county by not holding trials. Just stating they are missung out by not holding trials."
Is there not a good aughnasheelin man still involved that would know most of the good young players we have coming through

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 247 - 17/11/2023 19:09:27    2513545

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Andy Moran is from Mayo and Micky Graham is from Cavan. So yes they are outsiders to Leitrim football. MG was with Ballinamore for 5 games and I can't imagine Andy Moran was at many intermediate/junior games so I don't think they would know who all the best young players around the county are. Brendan Guckian was from the county and he missed out on loads of talented players in the county by not holding trials. Just stating they are missung out by not holding trials."
Would be interested in where are the "loads of talented players " that are not on county squads.
I have attended and live-streamed the majority of club championship games across all grades and in fairness to Moran,Guckian and Foley I don't think there are too many players that have slipped through the net. Unfortunately we are dealing with a low player base so you would imagine management teams should know all players with in the county but maybe not!

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 107 - 18/11/2023 16:06:41    2513636

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Replying To Thejampot:  "Is there not a good aughnasheelin man still involved that would know most of the good young players we have coming through"
Regardless, what is the reason for not holding a trial? It's the fairest way of picking a panel and there can be no complaints that players good enough will go unnoticed. I think what's going on with u20 is quite poor

GAA.man0_9_4 (Leitrim) - Posts: 3 - 18/11/2023 18:39:54    2513657

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Good effort by both Leitrim clubs in the Connacht club today. Mohil maybe a little unlucky as they had a couple of chances near the end. I would think Sean Harkin has to get a chance with Andy Moran. He marked Ben O'Carroll very well today. It might free up Mark Diffley to maybe play at Nunber 6 as I don't believe full back is his best position.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 442 - 19/11/2023 15:14:00    2513733

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Today in Hyde park reminded me of the last time Mohill played in Castlebar, a few thing's went against them that cost them, the black card against Domhnail Flynn(unfairly in my opinion) was the difference,Mohill had to defend in the last ten minutes of the first half instead of trying to get scores on the board. Leitrim Club senior football not as bad as everyone likes to make it out to be.

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 107 - 19/11/2023 18:38:05    2513750

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Replying To lecture250:  "Today in Hyde park reminded me of the last time Mohill played in Castlebar, a few thing's went against them that cost them, the black card against Domhnail Flynn(unfairly in my opinion) was the difference,Mohill had to defend in the last ten minutes of the first half instead of trying to get scores on the board. Leitrim Club senior football not as bad as everyone likes to make it out to be."
Well done Mohill. They certainly were in the game all through and the goal made the difference.

Yes,I agree Leitrim Club football not as poor as we think.

Huge efforts are being made to improve football at all levels in the county.

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that the senior and u20 county panels have been doing gym work for weeks .This shows commitment without any expenses.

Ah how a bit of success would lift our spirits in 2024

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 414 - 19/11/2023 21:25:36    2513779

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Replying To lecture250:  "Today in Hyde park reminded me of the last time Mohill played in Castlebar, a few thing's went against them that cost them, the black card against Domhnail Flynn(unfairly in my opinion) was the difference,Mohill had to defend in the last ten minutes of the first half instead of trying to get scores on the board. Leitrim Club senior football not as bad as everyone likes to make it out to be."
I thought they dealt quite well going a man down they outscored St Brigids 2 points to 1 in that ten minutes. I concede though that possibly they could have stretched their lead more before half time if Flynn had not been sent off. They missed quite a few chances in the second half that cost them. Speaking to most people from Mohill there was great confusion as to why Jordan Reynolds was taking the 45's/long distance frees and not Beirne. Conor Quinn was excellent in the middle.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 20/11/2023 09:00:47    2513810

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Replying To lecture250:  "Would be interested in where are the "loads of talented players " that are not on county squads.
I have attended and live-streamed the majority of club championship games across all grades and in fairness to Moran,Guckian and Foley I don't think there are too many players that have slipped through the net. Unfortunately we are dealing with a low player base so you would imagine management teams should know all players with in the county but maybe not!"
Everyone is going to disagree on a squad's best panel I admit that. But I think we can all agree that trial game's would have been the fairest and most open process. I still have heard of players on this squad who have no business of being there. Lad's that aren't even making their club's second teams and are only still there because of the clubs they are attached to and because they've been on academy panel's since they were 14.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 20/11/2023 09:05:05    2513811

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id say "Lad's that aren't even making their club's second teams" is reaching a bit. but accept there are lads on the panel that probably would not get near a bigger county's panel but we have to work with who we have but also who is willing/able to commit. If we were able to fly home lads from London/Aus/UAE like an international team could we would compete with a lot of big counties, but we cant.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 20/11/2023 15:12:14    2513884

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "id say "Lad's that aren't even making their club's second teams" is reaching a bit. but accept there are lads on the panel that probably would not get near a bigger county's panel but we have to work with who we have but also who is willing/able to commit. If we were able to fly home lads from London/Aus/UAE like an international team could we would compete with a lot of big counties, but we cant."
Could we possibly do more to stop them leaving? I know it isn't the GAA's fault that many of the young people in our country are emigrating. But possibly could we as a county incentivize our players to not emigrate. Something like what Tyrone did with Cathal McShane.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 20/11/2023 17:50:17    2513909

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Everyone is going to disagree on a squad's best panel I admit that. But I think we can all agree that trial game's would have been the fairest and most open process. I still have heard of players on this squad who have no business of being there. Lad's that aren't even making their club's second teams and are only still there because of the clubs they are attached to and because they've been on academy panel's since they were 14."
Your a fantastic story teller. I love reading your posts. So there are players on the panel who can't make the club's 2nd team. Would that be a wee bit of an exaggeration???

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1568 - 20/11/2023 22:45:55    2513947

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Saw on Drumlane Gaa social media that they've wished Martin Dunne well in Carrigallen that's a decent appointment for them, goy Drumlane promoted in Cavan and went on a good run in Ulster.

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 46 - 21/11/2023 09:04:13    2513965

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Everyone is going to disagree on a squad's best panel I admit that. But I think we can all agree that trial game's would have been the fairest and most open process. I still have heard of players on this squad who have no business of being there. Lad's that aren't even making their club's second teams and are only still there because of the clubs they are attached to and because they've been on academy panel's since they were 14."
Your a fantastic story teller. I love reading your posts. So there are players on the panel who can't make the club's 2nd team. Would that be a wee bit of an exaggeration???

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1568 - 21/11/2023 09:41:55    2513978

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Replying To eoinog:  "Your a fantastic story teller. I love reading your posts. So there are players on the panel who can't make the club's 2nd team. Would that be a wee bit of an exaggeration???"
I'm not going to name a lad as I believe that is wrong. Your from Sligo so I don't expect you to know who is in training with the u20's. I myself know who is in training. There are three players from two big town clubs that are in training. I know two of these player's personally and they weren't guaranteed starters on their clubs second teams last year.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 21/11/2023 10:18:21    2513984

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