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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "Longford playing good stuff"
Good victory. Park it now and get ready for next Saturday

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 233 - 21/01/2023 15:49:16    2453313

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Replying To B&G:  "Good victory. Park it now and get ready for next Saturday"
Agree but nice to get good momentum going into league but true only counta if used in League.We have a lot optiona and many players coming back.Positive signs .But ye league will be interesting

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 70 - 21/01/2023 16:06:47    2453318

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great win what a performance from dessie renolds, mimnagh sheridan gallagher mcgivney all out of there skins. Watchin on online and listening to shannonside what are those lads watching time to get new voices in their crazy. At a different match!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 210 - 21/01/2023 16:39:08    2453323

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Replying To slasher9:  "great win what a performance from dessie renolds, mimnagh sheridan gallagher mcgivney all out of there skins. Watchin on online and listening to shannonside what are those lads watching time to get new voices in their crazy. At a different match!"
What were they saying lol

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 70 - 21/01/2023 16:57:30    2453326

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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "What were they saying lol"
Players doing well were not in the game and others not playing well there favourites were having stormers doses to listen to and that was the first time i was watching a match and listening to them at the same time. Always suspected they were at different games to the rest off us!!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 210 - 21/01/2023 17:21:11    2453330

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Replying To slasher9:  "Players doing well were not in the game and others not playing well there favourites were having stormers doses to listen to and that was the first time i was watching a match and listening to them at the same time. Always suspected they were at different games to the rest off us!!"
All played decent reybolds farrell mcgivney sherdian rogers in aptches all outstanding in my opinion who did u think was good?

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 70 - 21/01/2023 17:48:00    2453332

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Replying To slasher9:  "Players doing well were not in the game and others not playing well there favourites were having stormers doses to listen to and that was the first time i was watching a match and listening to them at the same time. Always suspected they were at different games to the rest off us!!"
Iarla fergal david mcgivney rogera patches andrew farrell and especially reynolds outstanding
What did u rhink

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 70 - 21/01/2023 17:50:02    2453333

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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "Agree but nice to get good momentum going into league but true only counta if used in League.We have a lot optiona and many players coming back.Positive signs .But ye league will be interesting"
Biggest positive is the style of football. After the last fewyears of keeping procession at all cost, they are letting the ball do the work. Early days. I know but they can now be confident going into the league with the bit of momentum.

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 233 - 21/01/2023 18:38:46    2453342

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Longford played a nice style of football. Great to see some long kickouts and quick long balls into the forward line who looked dangerous.
Well done Longford.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 169 - 21/01/2023 19:38:37    2453346

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Replying To Gaaforlife2023:  "Iarla fergal david mcgivney rogera patches andrew farrell and especially reynolds outstanding
What did u rhink"
Forgot to say andrew farrell immense, taught lynn and moffit impressive too. Mulroy caused trouble but overall defense solid. Excited about christie i hope maybe we have finally found the right manager after years maybe decades off bluffing and blaming others!

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 210 - 22/01/2023 10:52:11    2453374

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Replying To slasher9:  "Forgot to say andrew farrell immense, taught lynn and moffit impressive too. Mulroy caused trouble but overall defense solid. Excited about christie i hope maybe we have finally found the right manager after years maybe decades off bluffing and blaming others!"
I've seen a number of Paddy Christie's teams over the years and l can assure you that ye have a good one. League promotion should be priority this year

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 351 - 22/01/2023 13:24:59    2453392

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I remember seeing a documentary few years ago I'm not sure if it was Laochra Gael but what struck me about Paddy Christie was his incredible modesty, his love for his club and community, and behind the scenes the tireless work that he carried out. He is a man for the underdog and I think his honesty and hard graft will do a lot of good for Longford and given his record I feel this will feed into club football in Longford as its needed as much there as in the county scene. We prob won't win the league but a safe spot in it is a realistic and solid goal as its a tough div 3 this year. As for Leinster I'd expect a first round win, if we were to get over Meath then a Leinster final appearance would not be totally out of question given the draw but one game at a time!! . Either way I think it'll be a solid year for us. Say what you may about the O'Byrne Cup its a title and it's our title this year and huge congrats to everyone involved yesterday.

Inatfullforward (Longford) - Posts: 30 - 22/01/2023 13:51:00    2453394

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Great to see Longford pickup the O'Byrne Cup after all the nonsense with teams pulling out of games etc. Ye have a top class manager there in Christie.... promotion no doubt will be the aim and so it should.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 542 - 22/01/2023 14:39:56    2453400

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Replying To Inatfullforward:  "I remember seeing a documentary few years ago I'm not sure if it was Laochra Gael but what struck me about Paddy Christie was his incredible modesty, his love for his club and community, and behind the scenes the tireless work that he carried out. He is a man for the underdog and I think his honesty and hard graft will do a lot of good for Longford and given his record I feel this will feed into club football in Longford as its needed as much there as in the county scene. We prob won't win the league but a safe spot in it is a realistic and solid goal as its a tough div 3 this year. As for Leinster I'd expect a first round win, if we were to get over Meath then a Leinster final appearance would not be totally out of question given the draw but one game at a time!! . Either way I think it'll be a solid year for us. Say what you may about the O'Byrne Cup its a title and it's our title this year and huge congrats to everyone involved yesterday."
do not agree with that as a goal we have to be positive and look for promotion we have the players and now the manager all the other managers were happy to just hold there own and stay in div 3 trying to keep criticism away for failing to get promoted. no progression and that fed into players minds. great for the lads to have a bit of silverware regardless even if its only o'byrne cup but it means lots to us

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 210 - 22/01/2023 14:53:40    2453402

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Replying To slasher9:  "do not agree with that as a goal we have to be positive and look for promotion we have the players and now the manager all the other managers were happy to just hold there own and stay in div 3 trying to keep criticism away for failing to get promoted. no progression and that fed into players minds. great for the lads to have a bit of silverware regardless even if its only o'byrne cup but it means lots to us"
Fair point but I feel with our resources, going up to Div 2 for 2024 you are looking at a completely different footballing landscape. It's a huge step up in terms of standard and really takes everything out of the tank to stay there with a lot less left for the championship. It reminds me of the likes of Monaghan & Roscommon who generally expend all their energy in staying in Div 1 (especially Monaghan) and fáil to make an impression in the championship. That's the way it is some teams can sail through the league and others are at full tilt to survive. Look by all means go for promotion its a goal to aim for.

Inatfullforward (Longford) - Posts: 30 - 22/01/2023 16:02:33    2453413

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Terrific win. Well done to the lads on a solid performance. 10 clubs represented in the starting 15, which is great to see. We don't know how lucky we are to have PC as manager, superb guy. He will have their sights firmly set on a strong league campaign and really going for the Tailteann Cup. I'd put money on him having told the lads not to spend a second thinking about Leinster Championship! His interview after the Meath game made it clear that he understands the difference between building to win versus instant gratification chasing. League and Tailteann Cup is what matters at this stage of the rebuild, not Leinster final drubbings. Full steam ahead to an exciting year!

(PS - Hopefully the Leinster Council guy can learn the captains surname for next time. It looked like someone was pulled from the building site where the presentation was happening, and told to hand the cup to the first guy he met. Leinster Council needs to polish up on that, and Pearse Park needs to sort out the presentation area... it's shocking!)

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 316 - 23/01/2023 11:17:03    2453576

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Terrific win. Well done to the lads on a solid performance. 10 clubs represented in the starting 15, which is great to see. We don't know how lucky we are to have PC as manager, superb guy. He will have their sights firmly set on a strong league campaign and really going for the Tailteann Cup. I'd put money on him having told the lads not to spend a second thinking about Leinster Championship! His interview after the Meath game made it clear that he understands the difference between building to win versus instant gratification chasing. League and Tailteann Cup is what matters at this stage of the rebuild, not Leinster final drubbings. Full steam ahead to an exciting year!

(PS - Hopefully the Leinster Council guy can learn the captains surname for next time. It looked like someone was pulled from the building site where the presentation was happening, and told to hand the cup to the first guy he met. Leinster Council needs to polish up on that, and Pearse Park needs to sort out the presentation area... it's shocking!)"
The irony of course is a really strong league campaign would mean no Tailteann cup (our only chance of meaningful silverware).

catchturnscore (Longford) - Posts: 144 - 23/01/2023 11:41:19    2453586

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Replying To catchturnscore:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Terrific win. Well done to the lads on a solid performance. 10 clubs represented in the starting 15, which is great to see. We don't know how lucky we are to have PC as manager, superb guy. He will have their sights firmly set on a strong league campaign and really going for the Tailteann Cup. I'd put money on him having told the lads not to spend a second thinking about Leinster Championship! His interview after the Meath game made it clear that he understands the difference between building to win versus instant gratification chasing. League and Tailteann Cup is what matters at this stage of the rebuild, not Leinster final drubbings. Full steam ahead to an exciting year!

(PS - Hopefully the Leinster Council guy can learn the captains surname for next time. It looked like someone was pulled from the building site where the presentation was happening, and told to hand the cup to the first guy he met. Leinster Council needs to polish up on that, and Pearse Park needs to sort out the presentation area... it's shocking!)"
The irony of course is a really strong league campaign would mean no Tailteann cup (our only chance of meaningful silverware)."
With the format this year the teams promoted from Div 3 will not qualify for All Irel series unless Westmeath is one of them.
In Div 1, one has to assume that Kerry will qualify for Munster Final, One Div 1 team is guaranteed to qualify for Connacht final. Assume that two Div 1 teams qualify for Leinster Final. No Leinster team in Div 1. This means that there would be 4 Div 1 teams qualified via championship.
In Div 2, Cork is likely to qualify for Munster Final with two teams from Leinster likely to come from Div 2. This means that three teams qualify via championship.
A Div 4 side or New York will qualify for Connacht Final. Westmeath will automatically qualify for All Ireland series this means that 7 teams will qualify via league. This would be remaining 4 teams in Div 1 and the three teams which survives in Div 2.
This year with the draw for Provisional championship, teams relegated to Div 3 and all of Div 3 & 4 with the exception of the above mentioned teams will participate in Talteann Cup.

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 233 - 23/01/2023 14:00:10    2453660

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Longford are moving well under PC and its great to see some excitement back with the team. A nice balance all over with the lads inside moving well.
My only concern would be the lack of depth in the back line. I feel we are missing 3 or 4 players who give that cover especially in the backs and there are a couple of guys within the county who would make a big difference if they were on the subs bench come league time.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 50 - 24/01/2023 09:02:16    2453828

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Replying To honda15:  "Longford are moving well under PC and its great to see some excitement back with the team. A nice balance all over with the lads inside moving well.
My only concern would be the lack of depth in the back line. I feel we are missing 3 or 4 players who give that cover especially in the backs and there are a couple of guys within the county who would make a big difference if they were on the subs bench come league time."
Fox still has to come back from injury, I presume. I actually thought the panel looked deeper than at any stage over the last couple of seasons.

I commented at the time that I thought Christie was a brilliant appointment. A win against Fermanagh this weekend could set us up for a good run in the league.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4071 - 24/01/2023 13:25:08    2453941

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