National Forum

Leitrim GAA thread

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To Square_B:  "I'm afraid we may forget about promotion after that. A game we had to win. It's so disheartening. Hard to see how we'd be able to win any of our remaining games."
I wouldn't be too pessimistic just yet. We're still second in the table, isn't that right? If we win all our remaining games we'll go up. Even if we lose to Laois, we can keep Wicklow and Sligo at bay by beating them. But I will concede that with Wexford having already endured a Laois defeat and now after beating us, that's a big minus. Let's take it one game at a time and get Carlow out of the way first. Let's worry about what we can do and who we can beat.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 1096 - 19/02/2023 20:26:17    2459199

Link

Replying To Solo_Run:  "For God's sake! Relax.

The scenario actually hasn't changed that much at all, just a bit less wriggle room.

For me its 2 from Laois, Leitrim, Wexford, Sligo, with Wicklow and Carlow more in the 'spoiler' roles. Laois clearly the look the best at the moment.

We gave 4 home games (for a change) and probably always needed to win those anyway regardless of today. We've dropped 2 points; Sligo have dropped 2 points; Wexford have dropped 3 points;. Sligo and Wexford have both played Laois, but we have yet to play them - however we play them second last and there is even a possibility they may already be promoted if 3rd place team is more than 4 points away, beside we have them in Carrick, 3 of our 4 remaining are in Carrick.

Then Sligo have yet to play Wexford, so loser of that is beginning to struggle.

Completely 'game on' here for Sligo and Wexford......and us."
Think so too. I'd say Laois are looking good but the other spot might not be filled until the last round of fixtures. If any county wins their remaining 4 it will be them going up with likely Laois.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13050 - 20/02/2023 08:18:28    2459249

Link

Leitrim up against it now in terms of promotion. Wexford far the better team yesterday looked a lot fitter and seemed to have a good structure in place and knew what they wanted to do. Leitrim on the other hand looked out of ideas. Hopefully they can get the few injured lads back very soon. Alls not lost and if they can beat Carlow and Wicklow it will prob come down to a straight shoot out between ourselves and Sligo in Carrick on the last day.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 442 - 20/02/2023 08:36:36    2459256

Link

It has taken me a while and a whole journey home from Sunny Wexford to process that defeat. It stung.

I'll start of by saying its not a surprise that our standards have slipped when we are missing 3 key players in O'Rourke, Casey and McGloin. Who are all top performers for us. Even if Casey being injured is squarely on the shoulders of our management.
Add in Aidan Flynn being absent, and you have 4 guaranteed starters not playing. We can't afford that. I also must emphasise from what I hear from the players they love the environment under Sloan and Moran. Which was not the case with Hyland and Benny Guckian.

Factor in that we lost our Goalkeeper (Brendan Flynn) and captain (David Bruen) Along with Shane Moran dropping off from the panel who would also arguably start along with a host of other squad players and you can see why we have been struggling even when winning.

However, I'll be honest. It feels like theres a small bit of arrogance in how the management team are setting out our stall. Starting with naming dummy teams and not even releasing the dummy team until the day of the game. Who is that serving or what is the point of it? All it does is frustrate your own supporters and players.
Personally, I don't think Domhnail Flynn is Inter-County standard but even more so when you allow him to skip the first game of the league to go on a Ski Holiday and then bring him back into the team after it? What does that do for squad morale? This after last year's episode with having to drop Keith Beirne for ill-discipline and then acting as if nothing happened. Very hard to keep squad players motivated with all that going on.

Then you move onto selection. Since this management have taken over the selection has been erratic and inconsistent.
Yesterday for example, Paddy Maguire back in after being dropped for Adam Reynolds against London, Which would make you believe that Adam Reynolds is the next man up to fill a position in the full back line - Yet Tom Quinn started yesterday and was taken off on a yellow card at half time? Reynolds wasn't even brought on then. Inconsistent.
Paul Keaney wasn't started because he had a Sigerson game last week (correctly) However, He started Keaney against London when he had a Sigerson game and Casey was injured when in the middle of Sigerson and needlessly playing in a hammering against Waterford. Inconsistent.

Riordan O'Rourke started the first game against Waterford as a wing-back (a position he has never played before) and was out of his depth so he was taken off at half-time (correctly). Yet he has played there since and struggled. Erratic.
Conor Farrell has struggled badly and had to be taken off in previous games due to picking up cheap bookings - Yet yesterday he did the same and from what I believe he actually got two booking and due to a referee mistake was able to stay on the field until he was then replaced. Erratic.
We then decided to once again to move Jordan Reynolds back into the sweeper/Wing back role. Bearing in mind we all can see we need an extra scoring threat to help the immense Keith Beirne - Reynolds destroyed most defences in Leitrim last year when playing inside. Yet we play him as a sweeper. Erratic decision.
Mark Plunkett has been in the top 2/3 club players in Leitrim for nearly 10 years now and was consistently one of our standout performers under all Inter-county managers yet Moran doesn't seem to rate him (which is fine) and usually uses him as first sub. Yet yesterday, we had U20 players getting on ahead of him for their debut when we had no ball winners/link men in our forward line (Erratic).

A great servant and if he wasn't so unlucky with his knee injuries could have been an all-time Leitrim great - But Emlyn Mulligan being named as a sub at 36/37? When he won't even play club football in Leitrim when he lives 20 minutes from his home club. Really? (Erratic)

Saying all this we have the talent to win the remaining games and get promoted. I really do believe that. But the games against Laois and Sligo were already going to be extremely hard to call and when you add in how we are playing it does seem unlikely now that we will beat both of them.

If O'Rourke, Casey, McGloin and Flynn can come back and make an impact and we can somehow get Young Gaffey from St. Mary's in goals fit or improve Maxwell then we really do have a chance.

Leitrim Abu.

GreenMan94 (Leitrim) - Posts: 29 - 20/02/2023 09:33:56    2459269

Link

Replying To GreenMan94:  "It has taken me a while and a whole journey home from Sunny Wexford to process that defeat. It stung.

I'll start of by saying its not a surprise that our standards have slipped when we are missing 3 key players in O'Rourke, Casey and McGloin. Who are all top performers for us. Even if Casey being injured is squarely on the shoulders of our management.
Add in Aidan Flynn being absent, and you have 4 guaranteed starters not playing. We can't afford that. I also must emphasise from what I hear from the players they love the environment under Sloan and Moran. Which was not the case with Hyland and Benny Guckian.

Factor in that we lost our Goalkeeper (Brendan Flynn) and captain (David Bruen) Along with Shane Moran dropping off from the panel who would also arguably start along with a host of other squad players and you can see why we have been struggling even when winning.

However, I'll be honest. It feels like theres a small bit of arrogance in how the management team are setting out our stall. Starting with naming dummy teams and not even releasing the dummy team until the day of the game. Who is that serving or what is the point of it? All it does is frustrate your own supporters and players.
Personally, I don't think Domhnail Flynn is Inter-County standard but even more so when you allow him to skip the first game of the league to go on a Ski Holiday and then bring him back into the team after it? What does that do for squad morale? This after last year's episode with having to drop Keith Beirne for ill-discipline and then acting as if nothing happened. Very hard to keep squad players motivated with all that going on.

Then you move onto selection. Since this management have taken over the selection has been erratic and inconsistent.
Yesterday for example, Paddy Maguire back in after being dropped for Adam Reynolds against London, Which would make you believe that Adam Reynolds is the next man up to fill a position in the full back line - Yet Tom Quinn started yesterday and was taken off on a yellow card at half time? Reynolds wasn't even brought on then. Inconsistent.
Paul Keaney wasn't started because he had a Sigerson game last week (correctly) However, He started Keaney against London when he had a Sigerson game and Casey was injured when in the middle of Sigerson and needlessly playing in a hammering against Waterford. Inconsistent.

Riordan O'Rourke started the first game against Waterford as a wing-back (a position he has never played before) and was out of his depth so he was taken off at half-time (correctly). Yet he has played there since and struggled. Erratic.
Conor Farrell has struggled badly and had to be taken off in previous games due to picking up cheap bookings - Yet yesterday he did the same and from what I believe he actually got two booking and due to a referee mistake was able to stay on the field until he was then replaced. Erratic.
We then decided to once again to move Jordan Reynolds back into the sweeper/Wing back role. Bearing in mind we all can see we need an extra scoring threat to help the immense Keith Beirne - Reynolds destroyed most defences in Leitrim last year when playing inside. Yet we play him as a sweeper. Erratic decision.
Mark Plunkett has been in the top 2/3 club players in Leitrim for nearly 10 years now and was consistently one of our standout performers under all Inter-county managers yet Moran doesn't seem to rate him (which is fine) and usually uses him as first sub. Yet yesterday, we had U20 players getting on ahead of him for their debut when we had no ball winners/link men in our forward line (Erratic).

A great servant and if he wasn't so unlucky with his knee injuries could have been an all-time Leitrim great - But Emlyn Mulligan being named as a sub at 36/37? When he won't even play club football in Leitrim when he lives 20 minutes from his home club. Really? (Erratic)

Saying all this we have the talent to win the remaining games and get promoted. I really do believe that. But the games against Laois and Sligo were already going to be extremely hard to call and when you add in how we are playing it does seem unlikely now that we will beat both of them.

If O'Rourke, Casey, McGloin and Flynn can come back and make an impact and we can somehow get Young Gaffey from St. Mary's in goals fit or improve Maxwell then we really do have a chance.

Leitrim Abu."
Wow. That's fairly slating. Did you have to belittle players by name calling and you an anonymous poster

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1803 - 20/02/2023 10:13:26    2459283

Link

Had a look at our scoring breakdown over the last 210min of football.

K.B - 2-27
T.prior - 2.2
J.heslin 1.2
E.Sweeney - 0.4
D.Wrynn - 1.0
D.Rooney - 0.3
P.keaney - 0.2
J.reynolds - 0.2
P.dolan - 0.2
A.Flynn - 0.1

Take beirne out of it. Our starting forward line in the 3 games of Reynolds, Sweeney, Rooney, Heslin + sweeper (who we won't count) have scored 1.11 between them in 210min of football. Outside of Aidan Flynn none of our backs have managed to get up the field and score. Only 2 subs have managed to make an impact off the bench on the score board in Prior and keaney. Only 2 players have managed to score in all 3 games (Beirne and Prior). Leitrim so far have used a panel of around 25 players in 3 games. Teams like Laois and Sligo will know and should be able to limit beirne scoring ability, so ideally we need to see a lot more from our other forwards in front of goal. Against Wexford I felt the game plan was to get the ball to beirne. Ideally yes if Ryan comes back he'll be able to link up play better but players like Rooney and Sweeney need to be doing more Infront of goal.

Leitrim_12 (Leitrim) - Posts: 64 - 20/02/2023 10:23:16    2459287

Link

Replying To eoinog:  "Wow. That's fairly slating. Did you have to belittle players by name calling and you an anonymous poster"
Not sure if the poster was trying to belittle anyone. Beirne being dropped and Flynn going on holidays is known by everyone within the county and is fair to point out.

Supporters are always going to agree or disagree or argue if certain players are of required standard. That is what makes them fans. Both players and management know they will receive criticism once they don't perform near their ability. Which was obviously the case yesterday. To be fair Andy has said the same about long stretches of the game in both the Waterford and London matches. Andy will be getting well paid for his position and will have received far worse grilling when he was involved with Mayo.

I sometimes feel that Moran and Sloan have not received any criticism at all as they are such well known and likeable people that they are seen to be a miracle workers in Leitrim. He and his squad should gain the exact same criticism as any panel that's gone before them. (remember the abuse Guckian took) Not many panels have had the potential and pure talent that Moran has however. When he got the job he said he was inexperienced and at times that is clear to see. For the life of me I can't understand what he is trying to do with the half back line. It is putting such pressure on our fullback line who are then conceding so many free's which is killing us.

We blew promotion last year after stupidly agreeing to play in Bekan and after yesterdays result it is unlikely that we will now get promoted this year. With the players we have available that has to be seen as a failure no matter what way you look at it.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 299 - 20/02/2023 13:07:23    2459360

Link

Replying To eoinog:  "Wow. That's fairly slating. Did you have to belittle players by name calling and you an anonymous poster"
I actually think it's a pretty balanced view on how things are at the minute. I think it's a post from someone that actually goes to the games. I would agree with lots of the points made here.

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 306 - 20/02/2023 13:49:10    2459373

Link

Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "I actually think it's a pretty balanced view on how things are at the minute. I think it's a post from someone that actually goes to the games. I would agree with lots of the points made here."
An anonymous poster (like we all are) names a player and says that in his opinion isn't intercounty standard? Names another that's in his late 30ies as not good enough anymore and also gives a dig that he transferred to another club .

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1803 - 20/02/2023 14:05:53    2459384

Link

Replying To GreenMan94:  "It has taken me a while and a whole journey home from Sunny Wexford to process that defeat. It stung.

I'll start of by saying its not a surprise that our standards have slipped when we are missing 3 key players in O'Rourke, Casey and McGloin. Who are all top performers for us. Even if Casey being injured is squarely on the shoulders of our management.
Add in Aidan Flynn being absent, and you have 4 guaranteed starters not playing. We can't afford that. I also must emphasise from what I hear from the players they love the environment under Sloan and Moran. Which was not the case with Hyland and Benny Guckian.

Factor in that we lost our Goalkeeper (Brendan Flynn) and captain (David Bruen) Along with Shane Moran dropping off from the panel who would also arguably start along with a host of other squad players and you can see why we have been struggling even when winning.

However, I'll be honest. It feels like theres a small bit of arrogance in how the management team are setting out our stall. Starting with naming dummy teams and not even releasing the dummy team until the day of the game. Who is that serving or what is the point of it? All it does is frustrate your own supporters and players.
Personally, I don't think Domhnail Flynn is Inter-County standard but even more so when you allow him to skip the first game of the league to go on a Ski Holiday and then bring him back into the team after it? What does that do for squad morale? This after last year's episode with having to drop Keith Beirne for ill-discipline and then acting as if nothing happened. Very hard to keep squad players motivated with all that going on.

Then you move onto selection. Since this management have taken over the selection has been erratic and inconsistent.
Yesterday for example, Paddy Maguire back in after being dropped for Adam Reynolds against London, Which would make you believe that Adam Reynolds is the next man up to fill a position in the full back line - Yet Tom Quinn started yesterday and was taken off on a yellow card at half time? Reynolds wasn't even brought on then. Inconsistent.
Paul Keaney wasn't started because he had a Sigerson game last week (correctly) However, He started Keaney against London when he had a Sigerson game and Casey was injured when in the middle of Sigerson and needlessly playing in a hammering against Waterford. Inconsistent.

Riordan O'Rourke started the first game against Waterford as a wing-back (a position he has never played before) and was out of his depth so he was taken off at half-time (correctly). Yet he has played there since and struggled. Erratic.
Conor Farrell has struggled badly and had to be taken off in previous games due to picking up cheap bookings - Yet yesterday he did the same and from what I believe he actually got two booking and due to a referee mistake was able to stay on the field until he was then replaced. Erratic.
We then decided to once again to move Jordan Reynolds back into the sweeper/Wing back role. Bearing in mind we all can see we need an extra scoring threat to help the immense Keith Beirne - Reynolds destroyed most defences in Leitrim last year when playing inside. Yet we play him as a sweeper. Erratic decision.
Mark Plunkett has been in the top 2/3 club players in Leitrim for nearly 10 years now and was consistently one of our standout performers under all Inter-county managers yet Moran doesn't seem to rate him (which is fine) and usually uses him as first sub. Yet yesterday, we had U20 players getting on ahead of him for their debut when we had no ball winners/link men in our forward line (Erratic).

A great servant and if he wasn't so unlucky with his knee injuries could have been an all-time Leitrim great - But Emlyn Mulligan being named as a sub at 36/37? When he won't even play club football in Leitrim when he lives 20 minutes from his home club. Really? (Erratic)

Saying all this we have the talent to win the remaining games and get promoted. I really do believe that. But the games against Laois and Sligo were already going to be extremely hard to call and when you add in how we are playing it does seem unlikely now that we will beat both of them.

If O'Rourke, Casey, McGloin and Flynn can come back and make an impact and we can somehow get Young Gaffey from St. Mary's in goals fit or improve Maxwell then we really do have a chance.

Leitrim Abu."
No point dwelling on who can't or won't commit lad. It's the same for every county. As regards selections unlike us you have a chance of making a provincial final so I'd imagine your management would be building towards that. Blooding new players and trying different combinations might really stand to you come the summer.
As regards Saturdays game it was a good entertaining end to end game. Maybe your players have been doing a block of heavy training but they definitely seemed to tire in the last 10 minutes while ours kicked on. Having some better players held back on the bench helped us in the last 20-25 minutes also. We are missing a few of our best footballers from last year due to work, travelling and injury. Not all will be back this summer.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13050 - 20/02/2023 14:29:12    2459399

Link

Replying To eoinog:  "An anonymous poster (like we all are) names a player and says that in his opinion isn't intercounty standard? Names another that's in his late 30ies as not good enough anymore and also gives a dig that he transferred to another club ."
I thought it was fair also. Hardly slating. Lots of money being spent and raised so lots at stake. What's it to you anyhow?

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 884 - 20/02/2023 14:59:57    2459416

Link

Replying To Leitrim1234:  "Not sure if the poster was trying to belittle anyone. Beirne being dropped and Flynn going on holidays is known by everyone within the county and is fair to point out.

Supporters are always going to agree or disagree or argue if certain players are of required standard. That is what makes them fans. Both players and management know they will receive criticism once they don't perform near their ability. Which was obviously the case yesterday. To be fair Andy has said the same about long stretches of the game in both the Waterford and London matches. Andy will be getting well paid for his position and will have received far worse grilling when he was involved with Mayo.

I sometimes feel that Moran and Sloan have not received any criticism at all as they are such well known and likeable people that they are seen to be a miracle workers in Leitrim. He and his squad should gain the exact same criticism as any panel that's gone before them. (remember the abuse Guckian took) Not many panels have had the potential and pure talent that Moran has however. When he got the job he said he was inexperienced and at times that is clear to see. For the life of me I can't understand what he is trying to do with the half back line. It is putting such pressure on our fullback line who are then conceding so many free's which is killing us.

We blew promotion last year after stupidly agreeing to play in Bekan and after yesterdays result it is unlikely that we will now get promoted this year. With the players we have available that has to be seen as a failure no matter what way you look at it."
You're absolutely spot on. I wasn't exactly happy with the appointment to start with and got lots of hassle over it. But look, I seen enough to be happy with at the end of last year despite maintaining from day 1 that we were good enough to get promoted and being told to give him time / season ending up in failure. I wasn't overly happy with the Sloan / Mayo distraction last year but was happy to see him stay on despite all. Others might have looked at that as a sign of disrespect and what not. We'll see how the next 4 games will go but there's certainly pressure on all to get over the line. I'm not hopeful but we live in hope.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 884 - 20/02/2023 15:21:13    2459426

Link

Replying To Leitrim1234:  "Not sure if the poster was trying to belittle anyone. Beirne being dropped and Flynn going on holidays is known by everyone within the county and is fair to point out.

Supporters are always going to agree or disagree or argue if certain players are of required standard. That is what makes them fans. Both players and management know they will receive criticism once they don't perform near their ability. Which was obviously the case yesterday. To be fair Andy has said the same about long stretches of the game in both the Waterford and London matches. Andy will be getting well paid for his position and will have received far worse grilling when he was involved with Mayo.

I sometimes feel that Moran and Sloan have not received any criticism at all as they are such well known and likeable people that they are seen to be a miracle workers in Leitrim. He and his squad should gain the exact same criticism as any panel that's gone before them. (remember the abuse Guckian took) Not many panels have had the potential and pure talent that Moran has however. When he got the job he said he was inexperienced and at times that is clear to see. For the life of me I can't understand what he is trying to do with the half back line. It is putting such pressure on our fullback line who are then conceding so many free's which is killing us.

We blew promotion last year after stupidly agreeing to play in Bekan and after yesterdays result it is unlikely that we will now get promoted this year. With the players we have available that has to be seen as a failure no matter what way you look at it."
Win lose or draw yesterday...we would always have to beat Sligo to get promoted. Remember it goes head to head. Provided we beat Wicklow and Carlow, its winner take all against Sligo in my eyes.

index777 (Leitrim) - Posts: 68 - 20/02/2023 15:29:41    2459435

Link

Replying To Square_B:  "I thought it was fair also. Hardly slating. Lots of money being spent and raised so lots at stake. What's it to you anyhow?"
Exactly, someone stating that they don't believe that someone is good enough to get on a team is hardly personal abuse? And Emlyn knew he was going to come in for criticism when he transferred. Other players have came in for a lot more criticism when they have actual valid reasons for leaving their clubs.

Apart from that you can't say the rest of the post was 'belittling' or anywhere near abuse.

The frustrating thing is that for once Leitrim have a crop of talented players at a great age and supporters don't want to see that wasted.

One thing is apparent in Pearce Dolan and Keith Beirne we have two of the standout players in the Tailteann Cup level of players. Keaney has the potential to join them along with Casey. Ryan O'Rourke is probably the standout player we have but unfortunately is blighted by injury. So for once we can't cry 'we just don't have the players' as we have done for many years. Hence, the criticism of Moran's selections and approach.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 299 - 20/02/2023 15:34:18    2459436

Link

Replying To index777:  "Win lose or draw yesterday...we would always have to beat Sligo to get promoted. Remember it goes head to head. Provided we beat Wicklow and Carlow, its winner take all against Sligo in my eyes."
We have 4 winnable games. If we win all 4 it won't matter who wins the Leitrim v Sligo game! Likely we won't win them all though!!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13050 - 20/02/2023 16:25:36    2459460

Link

Replying To Viking66:  "We have 4 winnable games. If we win all 4 it won't matter who wins the Leitrim v Sligo game! Likely we won't win them all though!!!"
Well said. Leitrim posters from the beginning were calling the Sligo v Leitrim game the one that would decide who would join Laois. Lot of football to be played yet

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1803 - 20/02/2023 17:11:30    2459480

Link

Replying To eoinog:  "Well said. Leitrim posters from the beginning were calling the Sligo v Leitrim game the one that would decide who would join Laois. Lot of football to be played yet"
Isn't hindsight a great thing huh? Must be great to know everything...

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 884 - 20/02/2023 18:27:48    2459496

Link

Scoring more against the wind then with it summed it all up. First half was awful. Kept kicking the ball out over the end line by not realising how strong the wind was. Also Wexford picked up nearly every breaking ball. It seemed like we were just expecting Dolan or Wynne to catch it cleanly where Wexford had a different plan. Was a pity as thought we were looking good when we got 2 points ahead with 15 to go.

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 401 - 21/02/2023 08:11:38    2459527

Link

Replying To Leitrim1234:  "Exactly, someone stating that they don't believe that someone is good enough to get on a team is hardly personal abuse? And Emlyn knew he was going to come in for criticism when he transferred. Other players have came in for a lot more criticism when they have actual valid reasons for leaving their clubs.

Apart from that you can't say the rest of the post was 'belittling' or anywhere near abuse.

The frustrating thing is that for once Leitrim have a crop of talented players at a great age and supporters don't want to see that wasted.

One thing is apparent in Pearce Dolan and Keith Beirne we have two of the standout players in the Tailteann Cup level of players. Keaney has the potential to join them along with Casey. Ryan O'Rourke is probably the standout player we have but unfortunately is blighted by injury. So for once we can't cry 'we just don't have the players' as we have done for many years. Hence, the criticism of Moran's selections and approach."
Out of the 5 talented players you have mentioned there, Moran has had 2 of them available for all games. Keaney has been used sparingly because they don't want to overburden him with games this early in the year. Casey was available for 1 game and got injured and O'Rourke has been injured for every game so far. If you look at the players available to Moran on the bench, we do not have a strong squad. This is due to many reasons including long term injuries, young lads wanting to go travelling and some older lads not committing for various reasons. To say we have more talent in the squad this year would be fine if Moran had a full squad to pick from. When he has a full squad at his disposal, then you have every right to criticise if it's not going well.

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 83 - 21/02/2023 09:00:40    2459531

Link

The last thing I wanted to do with my previous comments was belittle any player as I understand the effort and sacrifices it takes to represent Leitrim.

That being said it is fair to critique both management and performances. I do try to get to as many games as possible so I feel like I can back my opinions up with evidence and be fair. Also saying I don't believe someone is up to standard is just an opinion which is a part of sport.

Looking forward, I have not heard any word if our 4 main injured players will be back apart from that Casey has a good chance. Which I have my doubts about as he only hurt his Hamstring 4 weeks ago. If he reinjures himself he will miss the NY game after already missing out on a Sigerson final.

Here's the team I would pick if Casey is the only one of the four that make it back. I do not believe Moran will make 4 changes however.


Darren Maxwell

Paddy Maguire Mark Diffley Tom Quinn

Adam Reynolds Donal Casey Shane Quinn

Pearce Dolan
Paul Keaney

Darragh Rooney Mark Plunkett Jack Heslin
Evan Sweeney Keith Beirne Jordan Reynolds



Tom Prior probably deserves to start but he is a fantastic player to make an impact off the bench and we don't have many like that.
I'd play Plunkett as he can be an extra ball winner in the middle third which will take pressure off Dolan. It is quite an offensive team but that's where our strengths lie yet we have been lacking scoring threats outside of Beirne. There's no point in holding Keaney back any longer now.
Every game is must win now.

GreenMan94 (Leitrim) - Posts: 29 - 22/02/2023 11:49:05    2459746

Link