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Replying To maximus02:  "What has happened to Mostrim, awful beating v Carrickedmond last might. Granard going well but Rathcline are a v poor outfit so hard to judge."
Mostrim down a lot of players I believe. Always rise it for championship their win against Clonguish last year shows what they can do

Clonbonnyrabbitt (Longford) - Posts: 15 - 28/04/2024 18:57:52    2541252

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Replying To williesboy:  "What's the story with the influx of hurlers from other counties starting today?"
Looks like the manager is just trying to get silverware to boost his job prospects further up the food chain. Using the the Outsider (3 of which are permitted) and the parentage rule has prevented or blocked local lads from playing. Its going beyond a joke

keepitlit (Longford) - Posts: 36 - 29/04/2024 11:56:42    2541438

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Replying To williesboy:  "What's the story with the influx of hurlers from other counties starting today?"
Looks like the manager is just trying to get silverware to boost his job prospects further up the food chain. Using the the Outsider (3 of which are permitted) and the parentage rule has prevented or blocked local lads from playing. Its going beyond a joke

keepitlit (Longford) - Posts: 36 - 29/04/2024 12:22:31    2541449

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Any reports from the league games over the weekend?
Big wins for Carrickedmond, Granard and Clonguish.
Killoe with a good win over Dromard and Abbey over their neighbours.
Mostrim and Slashers really struggling.
Mullinalaghta with only 1 win to their name, but I think all 3 losses were close affairs so I wouldn't be too worried about them been relegated.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 902 - 29/04/2024 12:34:46    2541452

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Replying To Oddball:  "Any reports from the league games over the weekend?
Big wins for Carrickedmond, Granard and Clonguish.
Killoe with a good win over Dromard and Abbey over their neighbours.
Mostrim and Slashers really struggling.
Mullinalaghta with only 1 win to their name, but I think all 3 losses were close affairs so I wouldn't be too worried about them been relegated."
Granard were extremely good against our lads. We had no answer for them Granard were very good in the group stages of last years championship and they have some good u20s and Gallagher is still probably the best club player in the county.

Clonbonnyrabbitt (Longford) - Posts: 15 - 29/04/2024 22:07:47    2541638

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Well done to the minors last night. Back in a Leinster final. Will be tough against the Dubs. Beating them a second time will be a challenge. At least they have 2 more matches as they qualify for AI QFs.
Apparently they trailed all the way until injury time last night. Sign of a good team hanging in there believing in themselves

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 287 - 08/05/2024 10:27:36    2543632

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Congrats to the Minors on a great win. Louth looked strong and assured in the first half, and it looked like it had gone from us at one stage, but our lads kept the faith and hung in there. Should go into the final full of confidence and nothing to fear. Great opportunity to capture a very significant bit of silverware. Well done to the players and to Enda and the management team. A Leinster final and an All-Ireland quarter final will stand those lads in great stead. I seem to remember we very nearly bet Derry in the All-Ireland quarter final in 2015. So anything can happen now!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 499 - 08/05/2024 18:47:54    2543725

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Is it time to put Quinn into the full forward line as a target and a fulcrum to allow the smaller, faster forwards loop around him? Build up play will be less ponderous if he's not always on it inside our own half and he's the physicality to win his ball. Himself and Hughes for example inside as outlets?

rover08 (Longford) - Posts: 445 - 11/05/2024 17:39:42    2544119

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Christie goes after this year surely

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 239 - 11/05/2024 18:20:16    2544133

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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "Christie goes after this year surely"
Has to. Cant believe he got it initially, he wasn't highly thought of in his brief time in the Lomans backroom team.

Bluelake (Westmeath) - Posts: 12 - 12/05/2024 10:46:59    2544213

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Is there anybody locally who could take the job?

rover08 (Longford) - Posts: 445 - 12/05/2024 11:47:03    2544236

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Replying To rover08:  "Is there anybody locally who could take the job?"
Eugene mccormack.

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 236 - 12/05/2024 15:24:25    2544284

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Replying To slasher9:  "Eugene mccormack."
At this point, there has been no improvement at all throughout the PC tenure and surely from next year a local management team would do just as well as the current set up given that it would be very hard to attract a top level manager? No disrespect to the lads that are in there as credit has to be given to them for sticking with it but i dont even think theres a manager that would be able to get this current group to a higher lever, but we definitely can structure our play better to make us more competitive.

We are a Div4 team, and given some recent league results/performances in league and championship, the 'lower' Div 4 teams are kicking on which doesnt bode well for us int he next few years.

Would a local management team to bridge the next few years be the best thing for it and hope a new young team can be built up?

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 111 - 13/05/2024 09:07:54    2544404

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Replying To LongfordSham:  "At this point, there has been no improvement at all throughout the PC tenure and surely from next year a local management team would do just as well as the current set up given that it would be very hard to attract a top level manager? No disrespect to the lads that are in there as credit has to be given to them for sticking with it but i dont even think theres a manager that would be able to get this current group to a higher lever, but we definitely can structure our play better to make us more competitive.

We are a Div4 team, and given some recent league results/performances in league and championship, the 'lower' Div 4 teams are kicking on which doesnt bode well for us int he next few years.

Would a local management team to bridge the next few years be the best thing for it and hope a new young team can be built up?"
Completely agree. Focus needs to be on underage and supporting that group as they come through. Will take a few years to turn things around and we have to accept that things will get worse before it gets better. The talent just isn't there with this senior squad and there's no point banging on about lads who maybe should be there but aren't. Anyone sat at home because they don't see eye-to-eye with management or whatever, isn't the sort you need to move things forward! Once TC is over, time for a reset and new management!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 499 - 13/05/2024 12:15:07    2544469

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Well, we all know who we have to play in this years championships.
Group B by far away the toughest group out of the 2 in Senior this year.
With 2 teams going down this year, it's going to be very competitive from top to bottom.

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 131 - 14/05/2024 12:35:43    2544697

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Replying To Frank74:  "Well, we all know who we have to play in this years championships.
Group B by far away the toughest group out of the 2 in Senior this year.
With 2 teams going down this year, it's going to be very competitive from top to bottom."
My big prediction is either Clonguish to miss out on the quarter finals. No surprise element for them this year

Clonbonnyrabbitt (Longford) - Posts: 15 - 14/05/2024 13:49:05    2544722

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Replying To Clonbonnyrabbitt:  "My big prediction is either Clonguish to miss out on the quarter finals. No surprise element for them this year"
That's not going to happen. Championship is between Killoe and Clonguish this year.

maximus02 (Longford) - Posts: 173 - 17/05/2024 13:12:08    2545265

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I can see Dromard has having a very good chance of winning it.
They were very unlucky to lose by a point after extra time to what turned out to be a very good Clonguish team.
Killoe will obviously start out as favourites again.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 902 - 17/05/2024 13:58:27    2545278

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My championship predictions:

SFC: Clonguish
SHC: Longford Slashers
IFC: Fr Manning Gaels
JFC: Killoe
U21: Clonguish
U18: Clonguish
U16: Clonguish

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 499 - 17/05/2024 15:27:27    2545297

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Senior championship is a one horse race as far as I can tell. Killoe as a team and club are miles ahead of everyone else. The strength in depth is not something we are in a position to compete with yet. Teams in all three divisions and the only club in the whole province to field two teams in the Leinster league.
Kenagh and Mostrim to get relegated.

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 219 - 17/05/2024 20:26:10    2545325

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