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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Parent rule you don't need to play for a club in the county. Cox played for Roscommon while he was still playing club champo in Kerry."
No you don't need to play for a club in the county but had he transferred to a club in the county despite the parental rule he would not be allowed play for Roscommon until he played Club Championship.
That was the case with Cox and that's why he didn't transfer club until year after he played for Roscommon. Funny rule.

Cant see him leaving a Club where they were within a kick of a County title, for a club who will be hoping to win intermediate this weekend. Even if Castlerea come up they have no chance of winning senior in the foreseeable.

I think more of a worry for Longford is why their management have alienated so many players and a good few are questioning whether to commit next year or not.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 1139 - 27/10/2023 15:18:18    2510653

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Replying To williesboy:  "You obviously weren't at the county final or the first round of the u20 championship against killoe. I wish him well with the rossies and I hope he proves everyone wrong."
I stated the week after the county final that I didn't make it up to it. And why would I be going to an Under 21 group game between two teams that will probably meet again in the final? So yes, I haven't seen too much of him.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 880 - 27/10/2023 17:00:24    2510673

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "No you don't need to play for a club in the county but had he transferred to a club in the county despite the parental rule he would not be allowed play for Roscommon until he played Club Championship.
That was the case with Cox and that's why he didn't transfer club until year after he played for Roscommon. Funny rule.

Cant see him leaving a Club where they were within a kick of a County title, for a club who will be hoping to win intermediate this weekend. Even if Castlerea come up they have no chance of winning senior in the foreseeable.

I think more of a worry for Longford is why their management have alienated so many players and a good few are questioning whether to commit next year or not."
Fair point in the last paragraph. We are in big trouble

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 27/10/2023 17:08:48    2510675

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I can't see Duggan getting much game time for the Rassies or any at all if I'm honest. Leitrims Keith Beirne about 3-4 years ago tried to push a move to Roscommon as he had an address in Elphin I believe. He didn't even make it past the Roscommon trials. Duggan is a good footballer but certainly wouldn't be on a par with Beirne. So I can't see him getting any meaningful game time with Roscommon.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 186 - 01/11/2023 10:24:01    2511138

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If this weekend was not a wake up call that things need to change in the county then I don't know what is. All 3 teams were the best teams this year in each grade and all 3 got wiped away at the first hurdle. Division 4 is our lot for a long time

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 06/11/2023 09:12:10    2511676

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Killoe, the drive for a Leinster final - 14.00 hrs Sunday 5th 2023 to 14.10 hrs Sunday 5th 2023.
All their talk and hype fell flatter than a pancake on a Pancake Tuesday!!
It's a sight how things fair with them when there is a referee capable of doing a good job!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 06/11/2023 10:59:45    2511701

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Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 446 - 06/11/2023 11:35:08    2511715

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Replying To Spinx:  "Killoe, the drive for a Leinster final - 14.00 hrs Sunday 5th 2023 to 14.10 hrs Sunday 5th 2023.
All their talk and hype fell flatter than a pancake on a Pancake Tuesday!!
It's a sight how things fair with them when there is a referee capable of doing a good job!"
There was no hype this year out of the killoe camp, this time, ahead of Leinster. I think everyone in the county knows our clubs are miles off the likes of westmeath, kildare, offaly etc

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 06/11/2023 11:44:03    2511717

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
Go back down the line and look at all the schools struggling to field teams.
Many small schools have no team
No inter school blitzes
No 3rd/4th class blitzes
Is there coaching going on in schools?
County coaching development set up is a shambles

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1885 - 06/11/2023 12:28:03    2511730

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
If you are talking about the Killoe voices in my head the yes! I heard 2 Killoe players mention that they should be looking at a Leinster final as Crokes were on the other side. I also heard a few Killoe supporters on the evening of their Championship win that a trip to Croke Park was definately on the cards with 2 home games in Leinster!! Looks like they will only get the 1 home game, bless them!!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 06/11/2023 13:29:09    2511748

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Replying To Spinx:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
If you are talking about the Killoe voices in my head the yes! I heard 2 Killoe players mention that they should be looking at a Leinster final as Crokes were on the other side. I also heard a few Killoe supporters on the evening of their Championship win that a trip to Croke Park was definately on the cards with 2 home games in Leinster!! Looks like they will only get the 1 home game, bless them!!"
Two players no less... Well that's me convinced :-)
I suppose the blessed thing about Leinster club is that you have to be in it to win it.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 446 - 06/11/2023 13:47:08    2511752

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Two or three Supporters expressing their opinion/hope that their club might reach a Leinster final hardly equates to a concerted drive for a Leinster final, Killoe were poor yesterday, no excuses, was astounded that their manager with an indepth knowledge of the Loman's attacking threat could decide to play such an open game, the contest as such was over after 15 minutes, there's no coming back from a nine point deficit in winter conditions, it was incredible how much space the Loman's attack got, they are a formidable unit it must be said, the Westmeath forward line bar Luke Loughlin, Kinnegad in the Leinster final showed how to play against them and almost pulled it off, Killoe were deserving Longford champions and maybe the likes of Mullinaghta have spoiled supporters expectations in Leinster but yesterday was a reality check.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1394 - 06/11/2023 14:06:40    2511756

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Two or three Supporters expressing their opinion/hope that their club might reach a Leinster final hardly equates to a concerted drive for a Leinster final, Killoe were poor yesterday, no excuses, was astounded that their manager with an indepth knowledge of the Loman's attacking threat could decide to play such an open game, the contest as such was over after 15 minutes, there's no coming back from a nine point deficit in winter conditions, it was incredible how much space the Loman's attack got, they are a formidable unit it must be said, the Westmeath forward line bar Luke Loughlin, Kinnegad in the Leinster final showed how to play against them and almost pulled it off, Killoe were deserving Longford champions and maybe the likes of Mullinaghta have spoiled supporters expectations in Leinster but yesterday was a reality check."
Don't forget there was some players saying that as well!!
The problem with Killoe yesterday was, there was a ref who officiated the game 50/50.
The red card Killoe got at the end was nothing compared to the thuggery they got away with on one Clonguish defender in the County Final.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 06/11/2023 15:05:50    2511774

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "
Replying To Spinx:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
If you are talking about the Killoe voices in my head the yes! I heard 2 Killoe players mention that they should be looking at a Leinster final as Crokes were on the other side. I also heard a few Killoe supporters on the evening of their Championship win that a trip to Croke Park was definately on the cards with 2 home games in Leinster!! Looks like they will only get the 1 home game, bless them!!"
Two players no less... Well that's me convinced :-)
I suppose the blessed thing about Leinster club is that you have to be in it to win it."]2 players is all I heard mention it.
If 2 of them are at it, then certainly a fair few more were talking the talk but not able to walk the walk!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 06/11/2023 15:06:42    2511775

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Well done to St. Loman's on a very accomplished performance yesterday.
As a Longford supporter, I was quite dissapponted to see the game materialise as it did.

Are Killoe actually that bad? Or are Loman's that good? An awful indictment on the Longford Championship if this is the best we can put forward.

backtoback2 (Longford) - Posts: 25 - 06/11/2023 15:33:27    2511782

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "
Replying To Spinx:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
If you are talking about the Killoe voices in my head the yes! I heard 2 Killoe players mention that they should be looking at a Leinster final as Crokes were on the other side. I also heard a few Killoe supporters on the evening of their Championship win that a trip to Croke Park was definately on the cards with 2 home games in Leinster!! Looks like they will only get the 1 home game, bless them!!"
Two players no less... Well that's me convinced :-)
I suppose the blessed thing about Leinster club is that you have to be in it to win it."]hell has no fury like a clonguish man scorned!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 231 - 06/11/2023 15:44:42    2511785

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Replying To slasher9:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "[quote=Spinx:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "Were the voices in your head at you again Spinx?
Because that's the only place anyone was talking about a 'drive for a Leinster final'.

Poor end to the year for Longford clubs in Leinster. Killoe beaten by 10, Kenagh by 7, Ballymore by 10 and in hurling Clonguish by 14. Pretty much reflects where things are in the county at the moment. Yesterday showed the gap between their championship and ours. With a few exceptions, the quality of football in ours has been dreadful for a while now and while we continue with the farce of 12 senior clubs, the quality of football in that championship will continue to be a joke. With the exception of some late drama from Colmcille in 2022, the last 7 or 8 county finals were mostly garbage. Lomans will go to the Leinster final and Kilmacud should win it."
If you are talking about the Killoe voices in my head the yes! I heard 2 Killoe players mention that they should be looking at a Leinster final as Crokes were on the other side. I also heard a few Killoe supporters on the evening of their Championship win that a trip to Croke Park was definately on the cards with 2 home games in Leinster!! Looks like they will only get the 1 home game, bless them!!"
Two players no less... Well that's me convinced :-)
I suppose the blessed thing about Leinster club is that you have to be in it to win it."]hell has no fury like a clonguish man scorned!!"]That's for sure Slasher9.....good to see you re-surface again!!
Clonguish for sure would have beaten Lomans out the gate.
That's how good we are lol
I'll be in Casey's, McGowans and the Castle Inn for the next few weeks celebrating this.
No body will stop the mighty men from Newtown Forbes next year.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 06/11/2023 16:01:18    2511791

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Replying To backtoback2:  "Well done to St. Loman's on a very accomplished performance yesterday.
As a Longford supporter, I was quite dissapponted to see the game materialise as it did.

Are Killoe actually that bad? Or are Loman's that good? An awful indictment on the Longford Championship if this is the best we can put forward."
I would not be Killoe's biggest fan in the world but I was not happy to see that drubbing one bit. They are the best club team in Longford and it is just proof of how far off it we are as a county. We will have to accept propping up Division 4 for a few years. Structural changes required at league and championship level to make it more competitive and money diverted into coaches going into primary and secondary schools instead of big name outside county managers and their entourages

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 06/11/2023 16:23:10    2511798

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "I would not be Killoe's biggest fan in the world but I was not happy to see that drubbing one bit. They are the best club team in Longford and it is just proof of how far off it we are as a county. We will have to accept propping up Division 4 for a few years. Structural changes required at league and championship level to make it more competitive and money diverted into coaches going into primary and secondary schools instead of big name outside county managers and their entourages"
That would mean using common sense but not to much of that about these times. We in a worse state in leitrim and cant see things changing any time soon. To many people that dont like change

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 249 - 06/11/2023 16:52:37    2511804

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There were lots of neutrals in the park yesterday. I don't think people in the county could be accused of not supporting Killoe. It was a poor performance. Maybe part of the reason was that it was a case of a young Killoe team just being happy with a county championship. Similar to Mullinachta, if they can put a few together then they'll start to have bigger ambitions.

A work colleague from Westmeath attended the game with me. I was hoping that he'd at least pick out some players he thought played well, he didn't. He said he couldn't see one player that would get near a Westmeath team. Though sometimes good individuals can be lost in a bad team performance.

I don't know what it will take to improve Longford club football. I don't hold any high hopes for the county team this year. Ideally the county team would be going well and that would feed back into the clubs but it hasn't gone great the last few years with no sign of anything to change in 2024.

To put a positive slant on things, next year could be a better club championship. I expect Mullinactha to be better with players back, I think Colmcille will be better, Slashers will be better, Killoe and Clonguish, and maybe Rathcline, have young teams and might improve. Dromard will still be there or there about though they might lose a few from this years team.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 119 - 06/11/2023 22:54:13    2511839

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