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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Personally, I couldn't care less about Leinster. Has been a dead duck for my entire lifetime, so I expect nothing from it this year either. Sooner we flash forward to later in the decade where these provincials can be dismantled once the old guys die off, the better. Looking forward to Tailteann Cup and chance of competing in something we could possibly win."
Surely anyone with a pair of eyes should be in agreement with the above. Dead duck for too long.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 28/04/2022 21:16:17    2413970

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Replying To Mull93:  "In fairness Longford should be the reckoning for the Tailteann Cup. What other decent teams, likely to be in it, with any form will be among the contenders?

Cavan, Tipperary, Westmeath and possibly Antrim, though maybe not on the weekend showing.

I'm not sure Offaly will offer anything. Poor showing yesterday and seem to have a lot of injuries. Down seem to be a mess at the minute and I'd say all parties concerned can't wait for the year to be over.

Outside of these teams I'm not sure there will be anyone that you could consider contenders."
It'll be great for Longford to compete in a competition we have a chance of winning. Hopefully the competition will be given proper repsect by the GAA and not end up like the B All-Ireland in the 90s

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 28/04/2022 21:27:09    2413972

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Terrible stuff

Ward30 (Longford) - Posts: 49 - 30/04/2022 19:37:06    2414242

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Very disappointing seeing as they had the chances to sneak it

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 30/04/2022 19:41:56    2414244

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Was Jack Duggan injured? Why wasn't he playing today?

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 813 - 30/04/2022 20:16:57    2414253

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Very disappointing seeing as they had the chances to sneak it"
They were terrible. The first half is one of the worst I have seen from a Longford side. The second half they were prepared to have a go but as for tactics. The chances we got were half chances, we were never going to sneak anything. The best side won and could have won by more if they had not taken their foot of the pedal. I'd say I have been wet, cold and miserable after poor performances after nearly every game this year. If the GAA moved the championship back to the end of May then maybe that would take care of the bad weather but I don't see anything improving for us on the football field. I was wishful thinking we could do something but even if we get an initial favourable draw it is just delaying the inevitable.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 30/04/2022 21:44:18    2414272

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Awful awful performance. Only woke up when the game was over not when it was in the melting pot. And could of actually got close had we taken some more of our simple chances. With so many inexperienced players the bigger players needed big games and we didn't get near that, when that happens we are always fighting an uphill battle. Strange selections and switches from the line too didn't help matters . Hagan and duggan two huge losses

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 01/05/2022 10:59:30    2414319

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Shocking stuff yesterday. Tactically it was an absolute shambles we were absolutely opened up so many times could have been 6 or 7 goals . Think management are out of their depth. Kickouts were very poor lost over 75 per cent in first half this is always a problem for us. Westmeath looked very fit and in good shape compared to a lot of our Longford lads..

rahoorahoo (Longford) - Posts: 56 - 01/05/2022 12:16:00    2414332

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96th loss alongside 14 draws and just 50 wins in 160 Leinster senior championship games according to the stats guys. Looks even worse if you look at just this century. Another summer where the Leinster competition is an irrelevance for Longford. I'm shocked, shocked I tells ya!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 01/05/2022 12:57:53    2414347

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "It'll be great for Longford to compete in a competition we have a chance of winning. Hopefully the competition will be given proper repsect by the GAA and not end up like the B All-Ireland in the 90s"
Unless ye get New York and London in the first 2 rounds of the Tailtean Cup, ye won't be worrying many of the others . Looked like a very poorly organised team last night

yellowboy (Westmeath) - Posts: 79 - 01/05/2022 13:44:52    2414355

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "96th loss alongside 14 draws and just 50 wins in 160 Leinster senior championship games according to the stats guys. Looks even worse if you look at just this century. Another summer where the Leinster competition is an irrelevance for Longford. I'm shocked, shocked I tells ya!"
Like I have said before, I am a great fan of the statistics and it does show that Longford don't get much out of the Leinster Championship but the fact is that Longford should at the very least be able to put up a good performance against a poor Westmeath team. Statistics don't come into that. Questionable decisions on the line were an issue and a lack of tactics. It reminded me of Brian Kerr years ago with Ireland when he used to put Gary Doherty up front in desperation. Longford were a bit like that yesterday. No hint of a tactic and then when we were 12 points down it was real desperation stuff by putting your full back and centre back up front.

The Tailteann Cup could be quite demolishing if we don't get a good draw because we could potentially get Cavan, Westmeath, Tipperary and to be honest a good few other teams who are better organised then us.

Bottom line is that regardless of whether we are Leinster or Tailteann Cup the statistics are going to show more losses then wins if we can't be better organised then then what we saw yesterday.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 01/05/2022 15:24:40    2414372

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Before the start of the 2nd half I think we had substituted 4 of our starting 6 forwards. That would suggest that management started with the wrong players.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4028 - 01/05/2022 16:57:42    2414402

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Replying To keeper7:  "Before the start of the 2nd half I think we had substituted 4 of our starting 6 forwards. That would suggest that management started with the wrong players."
It certainly would but as a forward I would be frustrated coming off in those circumstances. There was no plan to get the ball to the full-forward line and a lot of the time there was nobody in there anyway. It didn't show much faith in the forwards that started that a) they weren't allowed stay up the field and b) they were taken off so quick.

The forwards were almost scarified to make it look like they were the problem rather than the fact that they were never put in a position to get into scoring positions. It was like the sort of thing you see at club level where a really strong team comes up against a team that are levels below them and not going well and essentially are getting it hard to get lads out to train so have no system. Maybe they didn't put any effort into the game as it was made known early on that this was not something that the manager was interested in.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 01/05/2022 18:53:23    2414444

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Longfords big mistake was telling their full back to follow J Heslin out the field he had no hope getting to him out there.
Westmeath management learned from the league game.

Kuga (Westmeath) - Posts: 46 - 01/05/2022 19:03:19    2414453

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Replying To Kuga:  "Longfords big mistake was telling their full back to follow J Heslin out the field he had no hope getting to him out there.
Westmeath management learned from the league game."
THis was actually laughable. How did they not have a plan for this!

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 01/05/2022 20:16:55    2414477

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Any idea when the first round takes place of the tailteann cup?

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 03/05/2022 17:05:12    2414714

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "Any idea when the first round takes place of the tailteann cup?"
The last of the 17 teams in Tailteann cup won't be known until Sunday 15th May. So far 13 are known and 4 remaining teams likely to be Cavan and Leitrim on Sunday 8th, Tipperary on Saturday 14th and Westmeath on Sunday 15th (assuming all lose their games). The one pre-lim game in Tailteann Cup is scheduled for Saturday 21st May and all 8 first rounds are down for Saturday 28th May. Draw might be Sunday night 15th or Monday morning 16th May I guess?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 03/05/2022 19:22:33    2414744

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Replying To yellowboy:  "Unless ye get New York and London in the first 2 rounds of the Tailtean Cup, ye won't be worrying many of the others . Looked like a very poorly organised team last night"
Based on our performance against Westmeath that certainly is true. Competing in a second tier All Ireland and hopefully gaining some games against more equal opposition was what I was hoping for. Over time it has to benefit the likes of Longford and Westmeath.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 07/05/2022 07:23:17    2415355

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I see in Westmeath (who are still in Leinster Championship) they are 7 games deep in the 9 rounds of Division 1 League at club level, with the league final pairing now known - Downs v Coralstown-Kinnegad. They don't hang about next door, do they. Imagine what it would be like to know the Leader Cup finalists while there was sun on your face rather than Christmas songs on the radio. It's like an alternate universe.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 08/05/2022 18:50:38    2415661

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "I see in Westmeath (who are still in Leinster Championship) they are 7 games deep in the 9 rounds of Division 1 League at club level, with the league final pairing now known - Downs v Coralstown-Kinnegad. They don't hang about next door, do they. Imagine what it would be like to know the Leader Cup finalists while there was sun on your face rather than Christmas songs on the radio. It's like an alternate universe."
Sounds like Westmeath are playing off their entire league without county players. I would not like that here. The league is due to be finished before the start of championship this year

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 09/05/2022 08:55:07    2415775

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