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I agree with the change to this format. One downside is the lack of time for lads to get time off work though as before you would know who your playing and where a number of weeks ago. For example Gortletteragh in Kinlough at 7pm on Saturday they'd probably be there for 6 so that would mean leaving at half 4 as its at least a hour and a half drive. Could make it difficult for lads that work on Saturdays to get off on a weeks notice. That being said there is only a handful of teams that will have these long trips to make.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 77 - 09/08/2022 10:17:55    2436756

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "I agree with the change to this format. One downside is the lack of time for lads to get time off work though as before you would know who your playing and where a number of weeks ago. For example Gortletteragh in Kinlough at 7pm on Saturday they'd probably be there for 6 so that would mean leaving at half 4 as its at least a hour and a half drive. Could make it difficult for lads that work on Saturdays to get off on a weeks notice. That being said there is only a handful of teams that will have these long trips to make."
....and when you come away from Kinlough ..usually a bit battered and bruised, its Saturday night plans gone out the window. Easier to get up for mass the next morning and keep the breakfast down I guess.

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 122 - 09/08/2022 16:53:48    2436845

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Replying To Square_B:  "I actually think it's worth trying... there was no incentive these last few years for any team to put real effort in at group stage knowing all you'd need to win is one match in your group. And it keeps it fresh with the next round to be drawn after the last is completed. Fair play to Aughnasheelin for putting it forward and the clubs for adapting. From what I heard the league final was tight enough so it will be interesting to see how they fare at the weekend."
The lack of incentive was cause 8 out of 10 got through. Now it's 6 out of 10.

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 342 - 09/08/2022 20:19:59    2436878

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The new format is something we should get behind.
The problem for the County Board is clubs wanted to host championship matches, a real earner during Covid. So the open draw really is entirely open for round 1. Only 4 teams can you play in Rd 2. It increases to 7 possibly in Rd 3 and there is the possible but unlikely situation where a home team is drawn it might mean there are only 2 teams remaining they can actually play. Remove that from the equation the open draw done weekly has brought some life to the early stages of the championship. With only 6 progressing and other 4 going into relegation semi finals every game should have value right to the end. Has makings of great championship; open championship too.Mohill winning but don't look unbeatable, Mary's good up to their own 45 then not a lot happening inside, SOH coming back to themselves, will be team to beat in my eyes. Glencar/Manor have raised a few eyebrows after a poor opening to the league to finish very strong.Aughawillan played well throughout the league. They are team to avoid if they make top 6. Leitrim Gaels have team to go far but don't seem to be gelling. St Caillins looked good in Div 2 which you would expect but big step up required which they have proven in the past they can do. As good an attack as any team, defence maybe their weakness. Melvin Gaels seem to improve as League went on. But don't think they will be in the reckoning. Dromahair have it all to do to stay up with Gortletteragh especiallyif Jack Heslin isn't available, I expect them to be fighting out the relegation final.

po3nmotion (Leitrim) - Posts: 222 - 10/08/2022 09:50:36    2436902

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Replying To SeanMacDiarmada:  "The lack of incentive was cause 8 out of 10 got through. Now it's 6 out of 10."
I'm well aware of that. Doesn't take a genius to work that one out....

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 436 - 10/08/2022 10:08:28    2436913

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Replying To SeanMacDiarmada:  "The lack of incentive was cause 8 out of 10 got through. Now it's 6 out of 10."
Yeah tbf making a quarter final in years gone by was a difficult task for many. Usually needed more than one win in group stage to guarantee progressing. This year its hard to know how many points you need. Does anyone know of an competition that does the same system of ten teams 4 games. I know cavan does it with 12 teams but just thinking of how many points you'd need on average to get top 6 or top 2.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 77 - 10/08/2022 10:21:16    2436917

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Replying To po3nmotion:  "The new format is something we should get behind.
The problem for the County Board is clubs wanted to host championship matches, a real earner during Covid. So the open draw really is entirely open for round 1. Only 4 teams can you play in Rd 2. It increases to 7 possibly in Rd 3 and there is the possible but unlikely situation where a home team is drawn it might mean there are only 2 teams remaining they can actually play. Remove that from the equation the open draw done weekly has brought some life to the early stages of the championship. With only 6 progressing and other 4 going into relegation semi finals every game should have value right to the end. Has makings of great championship; open championship too.Mohill winning but don't look unbeatable, Mary's good up to their own 45 then not a lot happening inside, SOH coming back to themselves, will be team to beat in my eyes. Glencar/Manor have raised a few eyebrows after a poor opening to the league to finish very strong.Aughawillan played well throughout the league. They are team to avoid if they make top 6. Leitrim Gaels have team to go far but don't seem to be gelling. St Caillins looked good in Div 2 which you would expect but big step up required which they have proven in the past they can do. As good an attack as any team, defence maybe their weakness. Melvin Gaels seem to improve as League went on. But don't think they will be in the reckoning. Dromahair have it all to do to stay up with Gortletteragh especiallyif Jack Heslin isn't available, I expect them to be fighting out the relegation final."
Thank you for that broad view of the teams standing. Useful for those of us living outside the county.
Looking forward to the weekends action. What club wouldnt want to host a home championship match and create excitement around a place.

Mugatay (Leitrim) - Posts: 122 - 10/08/2022 12:26:21    2436943

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Predictions for this weekend??

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 10 - 10/08/2022 17:21:22    2436996

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Replying To Steve7843:  "Predictions for this weekend??"
We have a newbie from roscommon. Four posts and interested in leitrim predictions. Interesting.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 11/08/2022 21:48:51    2437111

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Replying To howdareu:  "We have a newbie from roscommon. Four posts and interested in leitrim predictions. Interesting."
I think Steve is one of the 7843s from Kilmore

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 342 - 12/08/2022 10:40:48    2437135

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Replying To Steve7843:  "Predictions for this weekend??"
If I was a betting man I'd go for -

Leitrim Gaels
Mohill
Sean O'Heslins
Aughawillan
Melvin Gaels

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 436 - 12/08/2022 11:11:37    2437139

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Replying To SeanMacDiarmada:  "I think Steve is one of the 7843s from Kilmore"
You could be spot on. Maybe The number refers to amount of accounts he has

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 12/08/2022 11:24:17    2437141

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Replying To howdareu:  "We have a newbie from roscommon. Four posts and interested in leitrim predictions. Interesting."
You're a great man still taking an interest in GAA when you're in America.

Steve7843 (Roscommon) - Posts: 10 - 12/08/2022 11:44:55    2437146

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Replying To Steve7843:  "Predictions for this weekend??"
Ah i'll give it a lash. i'll only give my predictions for clubs i've seen in action this year wouldn't have clue what to tell ya if you asked for the winner of manor vs Leitrim gaels or Fenagh vs the willies. First up Mohill and Marys. It's great how this years format helped in providing what was a great league final last Saturday. You can imagine if both teams had known they had eachother first round they might have held back a bit. Marys are a solid team very youthful and technical players but might be missing a few forwards. Mohill have great experience with numerous players playing at county level and the rest used being around at the business end of championship. I'd expect another shoutout between Beirne and Keaney this Friday but hopefully we can see Casey for Mary's and Reynolds for Mohill who are both class acts chip in with a few scores. Keaney probably has apoint to prove in this years championship after being overlooked by Moran this year. I thought Diffley done a good job on Beirne last weekend but that being said any Mohill fan i gave that opinion to rubbished it. I'd expect Mohill to get over the line but I expect a close game.

Onto Ballinamore and Dromahair. I cant see this going any other way than a Ballinamore win. They're experience, quality and sheer size and power will probably be too much for Dromahair. That being said its in dromahair which is always a tough place to go. From what i've seen from dromahair in the league they look to run the ball from deep with they're centre back Jamie Conlon a real leader who drives forward on powerful runs countless times a game. They've a goal hungry full forward line too in Feeney, Glancy and Fowley which will be needed if they're to have any chance. Unfortunately I expect a heavy win for Ballinamore the likes of McGoverns, Moran and Mckeon among others will just have too much for dromahair.

Gortletteragh have the long journey to make to Kinlough. Both teams would be happy with this draw avoiding the likes of Ballinamore and Mohill in this round and the next. Confidence i would imagine is on the floor after both have been relegated from Divison 1 and 2 respectively. A win on saturday for either team could really give them a boost for the rest of championship. Gortletteragh this year have been devastated with injuries most of them long term too and many lads didn't come back after the disapointment of last year. I heard they only had 7 lads starting against Fenagh in the last game of the league who started their last championship game. They've added 8 lads to the panel from last years minors which ive been told is the same amount that have came up from underage in the 6 years before that so its a massive boost for such a rural club. I've also heard they've a surprise in store with the return of ex county player to the team. As for Kinlough I couldnt tell you much we don't hear much about them this far down the county. Darragh Rooney has done a Shane Walsh and left for St judes in Dublin so that will be a big loss that being said the've another serious scoring threat in Caolonn Clancy who is lethal from the placed ball. The McGloins too will cause the Gortletteragh defenders plenty of trouble. Melvin Gaels are the favourites here but it really could go either way.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 77 - 12/08/2022 11:51:05    2437148

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Paddy Power is taking bets on the weekend games
Manor 5/4 Leitrim G 13/8
Mary's 11/5 Mohill 4/9
Fenagh 5/6 Willie's 6/5
St Patrick's 11/2 Heslins 1/10
Melvin Gaels 2/7 Gortletteragh 3/1

If I was looking for value for my fiver, I'd pick Mary's @ 11/5 against Mohill. Mary's may have enough to squeeze by in Carrick. Mohill have been fortunate in their last few games. Mary's have a strong bunch of new players coming through too. It should be a great game.

Gortletteragh at 3/1 seem like good value. I saw them play lately in a game they lost. Gortletteragh's backs and midfield are solid but the forwards are a mess. Some of Gortletteragh's new players are flying and if Jack Heslin, Padraic Gallagher and Francie Flynn start their scoring ability should improve.

A 5 euro double will pay 64 bucks. What to buy, what to buy!!!!

Iforgotmypassword (Australia) - Posts: 9 - 12/08/2022 13:03:56    2437156

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Replying To Iforgotmypassword:  "Paddy Power is taking bets on the weekend games
Manor 5/4 Leitrim G 13/8
Mary's 11/5 Mohill 4/9
Fenagh 5/6 Willie's 6/5
St Patrick's 11/2 Heslins 1/10
Melvin Gaels 2/7 Gortletteragh 3/1

If I was looking for value for my fiver, I'd pick Mary's @ 11/5 against Mohill. Mary's may have enough to squeeze by in Carrick. Mohill have been fortunate in their last few games. Mary's have a strong bunch of new players coming through too. It should be a great game.

Gortletteragh at 3/1 seem like good value. I saw them play lately in a game they lost. Gortletteragh's backs and midfield are solid but the forwards are a mess. Some of Gortletteragh's new players are flying and if Jack Heslin, Padraic Gallagher and Francie Flynn start their scoring ability should improve.

A 5 euro double will pay 64 bucks. What to buy, what to buy!!!!"
Only one out of those three will start. I'd still throw my fiver on Gortletteragh though.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 77 - 12/08/2022 14:15:12    2437171

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Replying To Steve7843:  "You're a great man still taking an interest in GAA when you're in America."
Good man Steve

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 12/08/2022 14:39:04    2437176

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My predictions

Manor v Leitrim G (Gaels by 2)
Mary's v Mohill (Mohill by 6)
Fenagh v Willie's (Fenagh by 1)
St Patrick's v Heslins (SOH by 10)
Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh (Gort by 3)

boxty_evaluator (Leitrim) - Posts: 11 - 12/08/2022 15:31:06    2437189

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Replying To boxty_evaluator:  "My predictions

Manor v Leitrim G (Gaels by 2)
Mary's v Mohill (Mohill by 6)
Fenagh v Willie's (Fenagh by 1)
St Patrick's v Heslins (SOH by 10)
Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh (Gort by 3)"
Manor v Leitrim (Manor by 3)
Mary's v Mohill (Mary's by 1)
Patrick's v Heslins (Heslins by 15)
Fenagh v Willie's (Draw)
Melvin v Gortletteragh (Gort by 1)

Iforgotmypassword (Australia) - Posts: 9 - 12/08/2022 17:43:02    2437219

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Replying To boxty_evaluator:  "My predictions

Manor v Leitrim G (Gaels by 2)
Mary's v Mohill (Mohill by 6)
Fenagh v Willie's (Fenagh by 1)
St Patrick's v Heslins (SOH by 10)
Melvin Gaels v Gortletteragh (Gort by 3)"
Manor v Leitrim (Manor by 3)
Mary's v Mohill (Mary's by 1)
Patrick's v Heslins (Heslins by 15)
Fenagh v Willie's (Draw)
Melvin v Gortletteragh (Gort by 1)

Iforgotmypassword (Australia) - Posts: 9 - 12/08/2022 17:44:35    2437221

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