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Replying To Clonbonnyrabbitt:  "Well I wouldn't have all the information but I just think we have a group of players who are probably at division 4 level so what more could be got out of them?"
Maybe get others out would have helped or some of them who maybe on fence yes we may not have players but some of blame has to lie with manager too with money he gets he is not beyond blame either.

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 269 - 03/06/2024 13:34:41    2549162

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Replying To Clonbonnyrabbitt:  "But who is there to come in and replace him. I think Christie has been a bit unlucky with injuries, management team being unsettled and lads not making themselves available for selection. I would say it might be good to give him another year because it can't get any worse"
Yes with injuries he was but other players not going partly he has responsibility for that. From what I hear he didn't like being questioned.

That's another discussion for another day

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 269 - 03/06/2024 13:40:26    2549167

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Anyway whatever county board decides they won't listen to what forum says anyway.

Personally he maybe good for other counties just don't think it will work for Longford.

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 269 - 03/06/2024 13:44:22    2549172

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I doubt he will be in post beyond the end of this week. Can't come back from that. He got a second year to turn things around after how poor last year was and it mostly got worse. So that's that for him. Next appointment will be from inside the county, partly because nobody will want to touch us and partly because that is the only way to reset now.

Must have been pretty dispiriting for the lads who did show up and tog out week after week since January to run out in a 22,000 capacity stadium to a crowd of 75! Maybe we get what we deserve in Longford.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 03/06/2024 16:32:37    2549217

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Replying To Frank74:  "Enda came back years later and played a bit for the club but I don't know where Lorcan ever ended up. He was on the Kildare squad in 93 and was involved in the half time tunnel bust up with the Dubs. He played for Round Towers down there but I don't think he was on the panel when they won the championship in 96. He obviously went on to pastures new but where I could not tell you!! I was very young when he played with us but I remember seeing him play a game in Pearse Park in 91 and he was head and shoulders above everyone else that day."
Funny the things you come across when your interests and work collide. I assume you're talking about this Lorcan https://www.crunchbase.com/person/lorcan-barden He's in Melbourne Australia. What was the half time tunnel bust up? Sounds juicy!

Afkcid_ (Kildare) - Posts: 1 - 04/06/2024 09:45:14    2549344

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Replying To Afkcid_:  "Funny the things you come across when your interests and work collide. I assume you're talking about this Lorcan https://www.crunchbase.com/person/lorcan-barden He's in Melbourne Australia. What was the half time tunnel bust up? Sounds juicy!"
That looks like him alright. I can't rightly remember what happened but I think it happened at half time in the 1993 leinster final. Going up the tunnel at half time one of the Dubs hit a Kildare player a dig, then Lorcan flattened the Dub and all hell broke loose up the tunnel. I remember them talking about it on a Sunday Game episode that evening and Lorcan's name was mentioned!

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 140 - 04/06/2024 13:17:14    2549398

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "I doubt he will be in post beyond the end of this week. Can't come back from that. He got a second year to turn things around after how poor last year was and it mostly got worse. So that's that for him. Next appointment will be from inside the county, partly because nobody will want to touch us and partly because that is the only way to reset now.

Must have been pretty dispiriting for the lads who did show up and tog out week after week since January to run out in a 22,000 capacity stadium to a crowd of 75! Maybe we get what we deserve in Longford."
Yeah plenty ready to be critical on forums and online not too many willing to go down and support.

Clonbonnyrabbitt (Longford) - Posts: 21 - 05/06/2024 11:01:12    2549637

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Replying To Clonbonnyrabbitt:  "Yeah plenty ready to be critical on forums and online not too many willing to go down and support."
Alright Paddy, you've said enough.
We'll see soon enough if you get a 3rd year!

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 904 - 05/06/2024 11:42:34    2549656

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Replying To Oddball:  "Alright Paddy, you've said enough.
We'll see soon enough if you get a 3rd year!"
I wouldn't keep Christie on either, I just don't see what the solution is. A long term plan is a better option, changing manager can't fix years of having teams who didn't compete well at underage

Clonbonnyrabbitt (Longford) - Posts: 21 - 05/06/2024 14:54:06    2549717

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Replying To Clonbonnyrabbitt:  "I wouldn't keep Christie on either, I just don't see what the solution is. A long term plan is a better option, changing manager can't fix years of having teams who didn't compete well at underage"
Element of truth and reality in that but there is no point forking out for Paddy Christie for another year when there has been no signs of improvement at all, even given the numbers that are committing to the county team and other issues that arose.

Personally, i feel the best solution is to bring the whole set up in house within longford. Give a longford based coaching ticket the grace of 3-5 years to build a propery set up and hopefully a young team that can grow to challenge in that time. Having our own people involved will allow to keep a better finger on the pulse within the county.

TOugh times ahead no doubt and no easy fix to it. Seeing otherf Division 4 teams inmprove over the last couple of years while we stagnate or regress does not bode well.

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 111 - 06/06/2024 11:17:45    2549817

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Best of luck to the Minors tomorrow. Nothing to fear and nothing to lose. Go for it.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 07/06/2024 15:26:56    2550030

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Wasnt to be for the Minors on Saturday. Looked very nervous early on and any mistakes made carried through the game. Still, a great season for them with silverware in the bag. Hopefully as a group they can stick together through u20 and try get som epushed through to senior.

Noted a few familiar surnames on the Armagh team also!

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 111 - 10/06/2024 08:21:51    2550463

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Hard luck to the Minors. A bridge too far in the end but a talented group with lots to be hopeful about.

Last round of division 1 this weekend. If Granard don't bottle it they should be able to beat Slashers and take the title. If Carrickedmond beat Dromard that means Killoe have to beat Mullinalaghta away to make the top 4 - Mullinalaghta need to win that to have a chance of avoiding relegation playoff. As things stand it looks like Granard for Division 1 and Clonguish to win the Leader cup.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 10/06/2024 15:15:17    2550593

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Hard luck to the Minors. A bridge too far in the end but a talented group with lots to be hopeful about.

Last round of division 1 this weekend. If Granard don't bottle it they should be able to beat Slashers and take the title. If Carrickedmond beat Dromard that means Killoe have to beat Mullinalaghta away to make the top 4 - Mullinalaghta need to win that to have a chance of avoiding relegation playoff. As things stand it looks like Granard for Division 1 and Clonguish to win the Leader cup."
League is peculiar anyway even kiloe don't make championship will be different. Mullinaghta will stay up even if in play off still bones of good team and if get few more back still good team

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 269 - 10/06/2024 18:46:45    2550669

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Hard luck to the Minors. A bridge too far in the end but a talented group with lots to be hopeful about.

Last round of division 1 this weekend. If Granard don't bottle it they should be able to beat Slashers and take the title. If Carrickedmond beat Dromard that means Killoe have to beat Mullinalaghta away to make the top 4 - Mullinalaghta need to win that to have a chance of avoiding relegation playoff. As things stand it looks like Granard for Division 1 and Clonguish to win the Leader cup."
Surely some questions to be asked about Leinster champs getting beat out the gate and Dublin pushing close in their quarter?

veterngaa (Monaghan) - Posts: 477 - 11/06/2024 08:13:30    2550717

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Replying To veterngaa:  "Surely some questions to be asked about Leinster champs getting beat out the gate and Dublin pushing close in their quarter?"
Not really, as we beat Dublin twice already this year. Only for the 2 goals Dublin got they would have been well beaten as well. Derry were always in control of that game. We looked like a team that had not trained much since the Leinster final to be honest. Either that or over-trained as they looked very leggy compared to the Leinster final.
Also factor in that as a small county, we don't win that often.....so when we do, we like to celebrate a bit!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1257 - 11/06/2024 08:51:13    2550731

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Colmcille have Division 2 all wrapped up with a few games to go.
Why are the Division 1 games not all on the same evening this weekend, considering there is still a lot to be played for?
The games are all spread out over Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1257 - 11/06/2024 08:53:49    2550734

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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "League is peculiar anyway even kiloe don't make championship will be different. Mullinaghta will stay up even if in play off still bones of good team and if get few more back still good team"
It's being a farce of a league with so many teams missing so many players and lots of skewed results. Normality resumed last weekend when most players were back and Killoe beat Carrickedmond well, Mullinalaghta beat Granard well and Clonguish hammered a poor Rathcline team. Dromard are still really struggling.

maximus02 (Longford) - Posts: 173 - 11/06/2024 09:10:31    2550736

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Replying To Spinx:  "Not really, as we beat Dublin twice already this year. Only for the 2 goals Dublin got they would have been well beaten as well. Derry were always in control of that game. We looked like a team that had not trained much since the Leinster final to be honest. Either that or over-trained as they looked very leggy compared to the Leinster final.
Also factor in that as a small county, we don't win that often.....so when we do, we like to celebrate a bit!"
The lads are 16 and 17…

veterngaa (Monaghan) - Posts: 477 - 11/06/2024 12:53:38    2550793

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Replying To veterngaa:  "The lads are 16 and 17…"
No **** Sherlock.......how do you possibly know that?!!!!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1257 - 11/06/2024 13:33:17    2550803

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