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Replying To keeper7:  "Yeah, had to do it the hard way after narrowly losing the league final against Fermanagh & then disastrously against Leitrim in the Lory Meagher 1st round the following week. Subsequently had to win 4 games on the trot to qualify for the final…which they did! Tomorrow I think is their 9th competitive match in 10 weeks!!!"
Never lost to Louth in championship competition, so the omens are good. Fingers crossed.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 20/05/2022 18:40:27    2419062

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Replying To macca999:  "Apologies, games throws in at 5.30pm(hoganstand have it listed for 6.30pm)

dont think Dublin V Mayo would be fixed for same time if had to play that weekend. Great planning by GAA having round one on such a busy sporting weekend with 4 provincial final also,Tailteann Cup bound to get so much coverage!!

Let's face it, this particular cup competition has all the makings of let's run this damn thing off as quickly as possible so can focus on the big counties who bring in the €€€ and pull that ladder up further from rest.

Be interesting to see the prices of tailteann cup games saying as Mr Carthy so concerned about cost of supporters with North South Divide in Tailteann Cup""
Is] see that Admission prices for this weekend is €15. I thought that €10 would have been sufficient.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2939 - 20/05/2022 21:04:27    2419078

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Replying To slasher9:  "Dont see the problem gives clubs plenty of games especially after being without county players so long. Should only be 10 teams but there working to that I believe"
They are always working towards that and I don't think we have ever got down to 10 teams.

Maybe something similar to Dublin, Offaly and other counties where it is Senior A, Senior B, Intermediate and Junior.

6 teams in Senior A with top 4 in semi-final.
6 teams in Senior B with top 4 in semi-final.
6 teams in Intermediate with top 4 in semi-final
3 remaining teams in Junior championship with 2nd strings from some senior teams.
Junior B below that maybe.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 21/05/2022 10:37:46    2419106

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Does anyone know who the youngest man of the match and oldest man of the match, and what age they were, in senior county finals?

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 89 - 21/05/2022 10:42:21    2419108

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Replying To Mull93:  "Does anyone know who the youngest man of the match and oldest man of the match, and what age they were, in senior county finals?"
That's a very random request what would you be wanting to know that for! I would be surprised if there was anyone younger than Paddy Dowd in 2003 who was not long gone 18. A county minor that year.

Hard luck to the hurlers, disappointing to see the margin in the end don't think it was justified. Have to admire Joe O'Brien he has been some servant to the cause

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 21/05/2022 15:38:18    2419193

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Replying To Mull93:  "Does anyone know who the youngest man of the match and oldest man of the match, and what age they were, in senior county finals?"
My guess would be youngest Paddy Dowd 2003 for Clonguish and oldest John Toher for Killoe in 1995.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1040 - 21/05/2022 15:50:37    2419195

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Replying To Mull93:  "Does anyone know who the youngest man of the match and oldest man of the match, and what age they were, in senior county finals?"
What sort of table quizzes are you going to?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 21/05/2022 16:48:34    2419205

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Replying To Mull93:  "They are always working towards that and I don't think we have ever got down to 10 teams.

Maybe something similar to Dublin, Offaly and other counties where it is Senior A, Senior B, Intermediate and Junior.

6 teams in Senior A with top 4 in semi-final.
6 teams in Senior B with top 4 in semi-final.
6 teams in Intermediate with top 4 in semi-final
3 remaining teams in Junior championship with 2nd strings from some senior teams.
Junior B below that maybe."
Don't see the point in senior b, just split number of teams between senior intermediate junior and senior team's second teams could also go junior or have a reserve championship of there own

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 177 - 22/05/2022 21:06:13    2419541

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "That's a very random request what would you be wanting to know that for! I would be surprised if there was anyone younger than Paddy Dowd in 2003 who was not long gone 18. A county minor that year.

Hard luck to the hurlers, disappointing to see the margin in the end don't think it was justified. Have to admire Joe O'Brien he has been some servant to the cause"
Beaten by a better team on the day, unfortunately. Did well to get there. I think Joe has announced his retirement.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4028 - 23/05/2022 12:03:21    2419656

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Replying To slasher9:  "Don't see the point in senior b, just split number of teams between senior intermediate junior and senior team's second teams could also go junior or have a reserve championship of there own"
Agreed. Only 21 clubs in the county, no need for any Senior B. Plenty of football to be had in the year with Senior, Intermediate, Junior A and Junior B Championships and five ACFL divisions. Just need to get the splits right and try and start things earlier.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 23/05/2022 14:34:58    2419747

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Club championship draws tonight in Pearse Park. I think its on the radio after the 8pm news.

botheyesclosed (Longford) - Posts: 108 - 23/05/2022 15:44:41    2419785

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Replying To Mull93:  "Does anyone know who the youngest man of the match and oldest man of the match, and what age they were, in senior county finals?"
Has to be John Toher as the oldest, surely? Playing in a final 12 years after his first one. Paddy Dowd probably the youngest from what I remember.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 23/05/2022 16:12:16    2419796

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Has to be John Toher as the oldest, surely? Playing in a final 12 years after his first one. Paddy Dowd probably the youngest from what I remember."
Killoe's John Toher was 34 when he won it in 1995.
Mostrim's John Smith was 35 when he won it in 1985.

So John Smith is probably the oldest, unless the great Frank McNamee was older when he won it in 2001?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 23/05/2022 20:20:46    2419861

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Senior Championship 2022

Group 1
St Marys Granard
Mostrim
Mullinalaghta St Columba's
Longford Slashers
St Brigids Killashee
Dromard

Group 2
Clonguish
Rathcline
Colmcille
Carrickedmond
Abbeylara
Killoe Young Emmets

(Each team plays every other team in their group)

Intermediate Championship 2022

Kenagh v Sean Connollys
Cashel v Legan Sarsfields
Ballymahon v Ardagh Moydow
Fr Manning Gaels bye

Junior Championship 2022

Group 1
St Mary's Granard
Ardagh Moydow
Rathcline
Mullinalaghta St Columba's

Group 2
Dromard
Carrickedmond
Abbeylara
Fr Manning Gaels

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 23/05/2022 20:34:55    2419862

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Has to be John Toher as the oldest, surely? Playing in a final 12 years after his first one. Paddy Dowd probably the youngest from what I remember."
Did Frank McNamee win in 2001? He would have being a good age at that stage

NorthLongfordforlife (Longford) - Posts: 2 - 24/05/2022 09:20:26    2419874

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Replying To NorthLongfordforlife:  "Did Frank McNamee win in 2001? He would have being a good age at that stage"
Frank McNamee done the leaving cert in Mel's in 1983 the same as me. So he'd definitely be up there if he won it in 2001. I think he won the Fr Manning medal in the college in 1983 as well.

Ward30 (Longford) - Posts: 49 - 24/05/2022 11:31:26    2419926

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Replying To keeper7:  "I think Micheal McCormack managed Monaghan."
Late reply on this Bobby Burns managed Kildare at one point I believe

NorthLongfordforlife (Longford) - Posts: 2 - 24/05/2022 15:25:35    2419999

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Senior Championship 2022

Group 1
St Marys Granard
Mostrim
Mullinalaghta St Columba's
Longford Slashers
St Brigids Killashee
Dromard

Group 2
Clonguish
Rathcline
Colmcille
Carrickedmond
Abbeylara
Killoe Young Emmets

(Each team plays every other team in their group)

Intermediate Championship 2022

Kenagh v Sean Connollys
Cashel v Legan Sarsfields
Ballymahon v Ardagh Moydow
Fr Manning Gaels bye

Junior Championship 2022

Group 1
St Mary's Granard
Ardagh Moydow
Rathcline
Mullinalaghta St Columba's

Group 2
Dromard
Carrickedmond
Abbeylara
Fr Manning Gaels"
Have Killoe no junior team this year?

catchturnscore (Longford) - Posts: 142 - 24/05/2022 17:15:29    2420033

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Replying To NorthLongfordforlife:  "Did Frank McNamee win in 2001? He would have being a good age at that stage"
Of course, yes. It's easy to forget all the players who won it down the years. McNamee had to be into his mid to late 30s and John Smith too.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 24/05/2022 18:44:16    2420047

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Replying To Ward30:  "Frank McNamee done the leaving cert in Mel's in 1983 the same as me. So he'd definitely be up there if he won it in 2001. I think he won the Fr Manning medal in the college in 1983 as well."
Frank McNamee was most likely 35 when he won the Man of the Match in 2001.
So oldest winner is either Frank McNamee or John Smith, both 35 at the time.
Couldn't tell you which is older though.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 24/05/2022 21:40:02    2420067

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