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Adrian Dockery has stepped down according to Leitrim Observer. Dissapointing as it seemed this years team took a real step forward. Whoever is brought in next I really think they should be recruited with a plan in place for the next few years. Not just a 2 year spell but a good coach who will be there for the long term. I'd also consider getting Andy Moran and his coaching team to have a say in any recruitment of future Minor and u20 Coaches.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 62 - 16/06/2022 16:51:36    2425476

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "Adrian Dockery has stepped down according to Leitrim Observer. Dissapointing as it seemed this years team took a real step forward. Whoever is brought in next I really think they should be recruited with a plan in place for the next few years. Not just a 2 year spell but a good coach who will be there for the long term. I'd also consider getting Andy Moran and his coaching team to have a say in any recruitment of future Minor and u20 Coaches."
Andy Moran would want to look after his own area rather than recruiting under 20 and minor managements! Sure Moran could be gone after next year and we would be left with one of his appointments. That simply would not work!!

Maybe Emlyn Mulligan could be interested in the minor job? I am sure he will retire now eventually and make way for someone younger and fresher into the panel- no point him hanging on. However he could make a good manager maybe??

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 17/06/2022 11:35:44    2425596

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The appointments of under age management/coaches is huge to improve the standard of player coming into the senior team. Leitrim GAA should do all it can to get the likes of Shane Ward in as minor manager along with maybe the likes of Mal Guckin and Niall Murray. I'd also be trying to get mulligan involved. I've no doubt he'd be a huge addition to a set up with his experience as a player and also someone the minor players would look up too.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 20/06/2022 08:31:57    2426234

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Replying To howdareu:  "Andy Moran would want to look after his own area rather than recruiting under 20 and minor managements! Sure Moran could be gone after next year and we would be left with one of his appointments. That simply would not work!!

Maybe Emlyn Mulligan could be interested in the minor job? I am sure he will retire now eventually and make way for someone younger and fresher into the panel- no point him hanging on. However he could make a good manager maybe??"
All I'm saying is we need to have a stronger link between Senior, U20 and minor groups. There's no point having a minor, u20 senior team all playing different brands of football. We need to find our own style of play and identity. I think long term recruitments for u20 and minor are required and perhaps let the u20 manager have greater influence over the entire academy. I would agree with you getting Mulligan and other ex players involved is a great idea. I think we have some seriously talented players coming through the next few years. For example next years minors are a great group of lads. But maybe 2-3 years ago this talent should have been identified more and focused on to win and contend for silverware. Something similar to what Sligo, Offaly and Cork have done in recent years. Huge steps forward have been regards underage development in the county. The cross border leagues and regional competitions have been a great success for example. But i believe more can be done.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 62 - 20/06/2022 10:48:22    2426292

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "All I'm saying is we need to have a stronger link between Senior, U20 and minor groups. There's no point having a minor, u20 senior team all playing different brands of football. We need to find our own style of play and identity. I think long term recruitments for u20 and minor are required and perhaps let the u20 manager have greater influence over the entire academy. I would agree with you getting Mulligan and other ex players involved is a great idea. I think we have some seriously talented players coming through the next few years. For example next years minors are a great group of lads. But maybe 2-3 years ago this talent should have been identified more and focused on to win and contend for silverware. Something similar to what Sligo, Offaly and Cork have done in recent years. Huge steps forward have been regards underage development in the county. The cross border leagues and regional competitions have been a great success for example. But i believe more can be done."
I agree to a certain extent- the only issue is if our under 20 manager is someone who is not up to the job- should they have free reign over the academy? In fairness I agree with you IF we could get the right people in the positions but being realistic that is unlikely to happen as we have high turnover every two or three years for one reason or another- I suppose committment is the big issue.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 20/06/2022 13:42:30    2426375

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Carrigallen VS Ballinagleera match abandoned. What happened?

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 62 - 21/06/2022 11:32:34    2426556

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Replying To howdareu:  "I agree to a certain extent- the only issue is if our under 20 manager is someone who is not up to the job- should they have free reign over the academy? In fairness I agree with you IF we could get the right people in the positions but being realistic that is unlikely to happen as we have high turnover every two or three years for one reason or another- I suppose committment is the big issue."
Wouldn't it be great to see who ever takes over the minors job that would get Keith berine involved in some small capacity obviously with him playing football the role couldn't be huge but surely he could come in the odd training and try help the forwards with finishing and kick techniques. He is our David Clifford.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 21/06/2022 13:02:05    2426618

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "Carrigallen VS Ballinagleera match abandoned. What happened?"
Crowd congestion

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 22/06/2022 13:27:16    2426836

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Replying To Champotime18:  "Wouldn't it be great to see who ever takes over the minors job that would get Keith berine involved in some small capacity obviously with him playing football the role couldn't be huge but surely he could come in the odd training and try help the forwards with finishing and kick techniques. He is our David Clifford."
I agree- he is a star in fairness and to watch him on tv at the weekend was a joy- no silly talk or "lookit" out of him which other pundits use whatever that means.

It would be a huge addition to the thing- best forward in Leitrim by a country mile over the past fifteen or so years. Nobody even comes close- he is definitely our go to man.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 22/06/2022 13:58:56    2426846

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How would we have fared against Cavan if it had been us and not Sligo last weekend?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 788 - 22/06/2022 17:24:37    2426913

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "How would we have fared against Cavan if it had been us and not Sligo last weekend?"
Honestly I think Sligo are slightly ahead of Leitrim the reason I say that is the contribution Niall Murphy made in the second half against Cavan and he didn't play against us in carrick. I think Cavan would have bet us by 7 or 8 points. Would have been great for the team to get a day in croker to test themselves against a top 16 team (Cavan are) hopefully next year we can build and be there for the Div 4 final

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 23/06/2022 09:12:58    2426964

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "How would we have fared against Cavan if it had been us and not Sligo last weekend?"
I think Sligo are more athletic and better conditioned than us at the minute. Think we would have struggled with Cavan this year. Hopefully another year down the road will see us improve these aspects of our game.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 68 - 23/06/2022 10:19:28    2426987

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Anyone know when the club championship draws are being made?

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 52 - 28/06/2022 10:48:45    2428261

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Is their a big danger now that we lose Andy to Mayo job? Potentially a couple of seasons to early for him but if the opportunity presents itself I can't see why he would refuse it. Could be at least 3 years again before it comes up. Would be ideal for Leitrim if he stayed here with ambition to get the mayo Job next time round. The improvements he could
Make with another 3 seasons at the helm could be massive for us.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 28/06/2022 12:39:49    2428286

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Replying To Champotime18:  "Is their a big danger now that we lose Andy to Mayo job? Potentially a couple of seasons to early for him but if the opportunity presents itself I can't see why he would refuse it. Could be at least 3 years again before it comes up. Would be ideal for Leitrim if he stayed here with ambition to get the mayo Job next time round. The improvements he could
Make with another 3 seasons at the helm could be massive for us."
Not a hope would he get mayo job based on one year with leitrim. Didnt even get to semi finals of tailteann cup, hammered by galway in championship and no promotion from division four. Be same as giving the job to the carlow manager or the Waterford manager.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 190 - 28/06/2022 14:35:06    2428347

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Replying To howdareu:  "Not a hope would he get mayo job based on one year with leitrim. Didnt even get to semi finals of tailteann cup, hammered by galway in championship and no promotion from division four. Be same as giving the job to the carlow manager or the Waterford manager."
They should be looking outside for a manager anyway. Too much politics within clubs

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 337 - 28/06/2022 15:25:25    2428383

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Replying To TaytoFoley:  "Anyone know when the club championship draws are being made?"
First round being drawn in Páirc Seán after the Div 1 League Final 6th August, rounds 2-4 drawn every subsequent Sunday evening.

First Round starting Friday 12th.

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 356 - 28/06/2022 17:51:41    2428442

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Replying To Dodgy_Pass:  "First round being drawn in Páirc Seán after the Div 1 League Final 6th August, rounds 2-4 drawn every subsequent Sunday evening.

First Round starting Friday 12th."
Very late for the draw but I assume that it's tied to Divisional status for the year? I.e whoever is promoted is included in the higher grade for championship? I never agreed with having teams playing in say Division 2 and Senior Championship.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 400 - 28/06/2022 20:45:20    2428482

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Replying To Square_B:  "Very late for the draw but I assume that it's tied to Divisional status for the year? I.e whoever is promoted is included in the higher grade for championship? I never agreed with having teams playing in say Division 2 and Senior Championship."
Doubt it, league standing doesn't count towards championship level. promotion/relegation has been in play the last 2 years.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 301 - 29/06/2022 12:12:38    2428580

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Replying To Square_B:  "Very late for the draw but I assume that it's tied to Divisional status for the year? I.e whoever is promoted is included in the higher grade for championship? I never agreed with having teams playing in say Division 2 and Senior Championship."
Championship has nothing to do with league standings. the draw format this year is a new process, where all teams in senior/intermediate and I think junior A championship are in an open draw each week to decide the following weeks opposition. so no set group of 5/6 teams, the idea being that teams have to hit the ground running instead of focusing on say 2 easier games to win and get out of the group. E.G: Mohill could play, Carrick, Ballinamore, Leitrim gaels in their first 3 games, but won't know until the Sunday before who they are playing the following weekend. It'll be interesting.

Ouryear (Leitrim) - Posts: 270 - 29/06/2022 12:39:28    2428593

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