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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
While there maybe some truth in the statement (Are we saying that July seen one last sting out of the Dubs in the AI final, I doubt it even if there is very little coming through) club notes are no place for this comment. OK if it appeared in the match report by a neutral reporter then you have to respect the reporter article.

Lets hope it will not come back to bite light the statement in 2004, "This is the second leg of our 5-in-a-row"
We all know what happened after 2004.
There could be a nasty sting in the statement above.

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 268 - 20/09/2023 12:47:40    2504925

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Serious credit and recognition has to go to that mullinalaghta team for what they have done in the last number of years, nobody can deny them that. Would there be a debate to be had that they are the greatest Longford club side of all time?

They still should have enough in reserve to stay senior for the next few years, especially given the gap between senior and intermediate but would there be concern going forward? I have no knowledge of what they do or do not have coming through the ranks from underage, but in 5-10 years would they be destined to drop down any further than intermediate given the player pick they might have at their disposal at that time?

Fighting against the odds was surely a main theme on their road to an All Ireland semi final appearance so who knows, they might prove any doubters wrong yet in the future

LongfordSham (Longford) - Posts: 105 - 20/09/2023 12:58:36    2504931

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Replying To B&G:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
While there maybe some truth in the statement (Are we saying that July seen one last sting out of the Dubs in the AI final, I doubt it even if there is very little coming through) club notes are no place for this comment. OK if it appeared in the match report by a neutral reporter then you have to respect the reporter article.

Lets hope it will not come back to bite light the statement in 2004, "This is the second leg of our 5-in-a-row"
We all know what happened after 2004.
There could be a nasty sting in the statement above."
If you know that much then you'll know who wrote the notes!

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 94 - 20/09/2023 13:36:08    2504937

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Replying To B&G:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
While there maybe some truth in the statement (Are we saying that July seen one last sting out of the Dubs in the AI final, I doubt it even if there is very little coming through) club notes are no place for this comment. OK if it appeared in the match report by a neutral reporter then you have to respect the reporter article.

Lets hope it will not come back to bite light the statement in 2004, "This is the second leg of our 5-in-a-row"
We all know what happened after 2004.
There could be a nasty sting in the statement above."
The only way it will come back to bite anyone is if Mullinalaghta come back and win another one or two championships.
I don't think that is going to happen.
The same happened with our great team.
We got hammered in the 04 final and everyone said we were gone.
We got back to the final in 05 and we thought then, that everyone had cake on their face.
We lost that final too and since then, on the playing field, the club has been in a slow decline.
The same will happen this Mullinalaghta team.
They had a great first 15 for 10 years, but after that they had nothing to bring off the bench.
They'll be senior for a few years yet and make the odd semi-final but it's going to be a slow drop off now for them.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 20/09/2023 13:43:45    2504938

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
You shouldn't be surprised with comments like that from them considering what they've tried to do to the Killoe senior club and the Slashers minor club in the past.

Revo (Longford) - Posts: 13 - 20/09/2023 13:54:32    2504943

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Replying To B&G:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
While there maybe some truth in the statement (Are we saying that July seen one last sting out of the Dubs in the AI final, I doubt it even if there is very little coming through) club notes are no place for this comment. OK if it appeared in the match report by a neutral reporter then you have to respect the reporter article.

Lets hope it will not come back to bite light the statement in 2004, "This is the second leg of our 5-in-a-row"
We all know what happened after 2004.
There could be a nasty sting in the statement above."
I love how this statement from 04 has just grown legs and has changed over the years from what was actually said lol. First of all you got the year wrong as you had said 03!! Second of all what he said was that 'in the parish of Clonguish when you play football and get to senior all you hear about is the fantastic 4 in a row won by the team in the 60's. It would be great to match that or try and go one better'. There was no such comment guaranteeing that they would win another 3 in a row after that. But all you lads who have a serious chip on your shoulder with our club just have to change a few things to support your lies!!!

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 94 - 20/09/2023 13:58:07    2504944

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Just a quick one for the cloinguish folk. As we know clonguish are neighbours with the Leitrim parish of Gortletteragh. Down through the years I've gone canvassing for tickets around the parish. I've noticed when you turn left at Fox's pub coming from the direction of drumlish down towards the townlands of Tooman and Clooncumber there seems to be great confusion of where the county lines are. One house believes there in clonguish and 2-3 kilometres down the road their neighbour believes they are in Gortletteragh. I've heard plenty stories of Cloinguish and Longford greats who indeed lived in Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim. I was just wondering is there any of this next crop of clonguish footballers who are indeed living in Gortletteragh. And could we possibly have them back. All in jest I just find this very interesting. best of luck to our neighbours in the county semi final.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 186 - 20/09/2023 14:15:26    2504947

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Replying To Revo:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
You shouldn't be surprised with comments like that from them considering what they've tried to do to the Killoe senior club and the Slashers minor club in the past."
What did we try to do to Killoe or Slashers?
It is the end of the Mullinalaghta team, every reasonable observer of the game locally would agree with that. It coming from the club probably should not have happened but then our PRO can sometimes let the pen run away with itself!

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 20/09/2023 14:24:30    2504953

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Just a quick one for the cloinguish folk. As we know clonguish are neighbours with the Leitrim parish of Gortletteragh. Down through the years I've gone canvassing for tickets around the parish. I've noticed when you turn left at Fox's pub coming from the direction of drumlish down towards the townlands of Tooman and Clooncumber there seems to be great confusion of where the county lines are. One house believes there in clonguish and 2-3 kilometres down the road their neighbour believes they are in Gortletteragh. I've heard plenty stories of Cloinguish and Longford greats who indeed lived in Gortletteragh, Co. Leitrim. I was just wondering is there any of this next crop of clonguish footballers who are indeed living in Gortletteragh. And could we possibly have them back. All in jest I just find this very interesting. best of luck to our neighbours in the county semi final."
Not to my knowledge are there any of the players from Gortletteragh parish. We did gain the greatest ticket seller of all from Clooncumber however!! A lot of confusion comes from part of Bornacoola parish being in Longford and we gained players from there over the years, most notably the Flynns.

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 20/09/2023 14:34:53    2504954

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "Not to my knowledge are there any of the players from Gortletteragh parish. We did gain the greatest ticket seller of all from Clooncumber however!! A lot of confusion comes from part of Bornacoola parish being in Longford and we gained players from there over the years, most notably the Flynns."
We did gain Seamus Prunty from yourselves. Gortletteragh is a huge parish but unfortunately very small population wise. We've always lost players to neighbouring parish's. We all enjoyed Alex's weekly visits to the pubs of Gortletteragh and his saying "May the lord of the blueshirts look down upon you"

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 186 - 20/09/2023 15:03:36    2504963

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Would Gerry Moore fall within Gortletteragh or Clonguish? I think his father won a championship or 2 with Gortletteragh.

Frank74 (Longford) - Posts: 94 - 20/09/2023 15:43:08    2504971

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "
Replying To Revo:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
You shouldn't be surprised with comments like that from them considering what they've tried to do to the Killoe senior club and the Slashers minor club in the past."
What did we try to do to Killoe or Slashers?
It is the end of the Mullinalaghta team, every reasonable observer of the game locally would agree with that. It coming from the club probably should not have happened but then our PRO can sometimes let the pen run away with itself!"]A Clonguish official trying to get them banned for lengthy periods of time. Thankfully for those clubs sakes he failed. Maybe Killoe will get their revenge on county final day if they get over a rejuvenated Colmcille in the semi final.

Revo (Longford) - Posts: 13 - 20/09/2023 15:56:01    2504973

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Replying To Revo:  "
Replying To liosbreac6265:  "[quote=Revo:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "Certainly the end of Mullinalaghta if this weeks Clonguish club notes are to be believed. This line in particular stands out...

"Mullinalaghta hit hard but it was akin to the sting of a dying wasp, as their time as one of the top teams in Longford appears to be over"."
You shouldn't be surprised with comments like that from them considering what they've tried to do to the Killoe senior club and the Slashers minor club in the past."
What did we try to do to Killoe or Slashers?
It is the end of the Mullinalaghta team, every reasonable observer of the game locally would agree with that. It coming from the club probably should not have happened but then our PRO can sometimes let the pen run away with itself!"]A Clonguish official trying to get them banned for lengthy periods of time. Thankfully for those clubs sakes he failed. Maybe Killoe will get their revenge on county final day if they get over a rejuvenated Colmcille in the semi final."]County board officials act on behalf of the county board, not the clubs they are from. Killoe got their "revenge" when they played out a disgraceful result against Mostrim not long after it. Embarrassing behaviour which will never be forgotten and which would have warranted more than a 48 week ban

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 20/09/2023 16:27:30    2504980

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I think there's a danger of conflating the behaviour of one individual - whether it be a club PRO or a county board official who comes from a particular club - with the club itself, certainly where the Killoe saga of 2020 is concerned. I don't remember a particular issue with Longford Slashers but I do remember the letter of the law being insisted on by the Clonguish club a few years ago against the Colmcille minor club where there was no reason or urgency to do so and I remember attempts being made to strong-arm the county board into putting us out of the championship in 2010.

However, if someone involved with our own club had given a hostage to fortune or publicly insulted another club in an official capacity as has been done here it would not be looked kindly upon. If you are writing notes for the local paper, you are acting as a shop window for the club and its values and these things can be remembered long after the paper has gone to the recycling bin.

TurnipAyter (Longford) - Posts: 144 - 20/09/2023 16:28:06    2504982

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Replying To honlongford:  "Mickey Graham in with leitrim now. I feel longford missed the boat there. The moment he became available the county board should of approached him and given him what he wanted"
He applied for the Longford job in 2018 and was turned down by the same county board so I don't see why you'd be surprised by that.

TurnipAyter (Longford) - Posts: 144 - 20/09/2023 17:46:29    2505000

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Replying To Frank74:  "Would Gerry Moore fall within Gortletteragh or Clonguish? I think his father won a championship or 2 with Gortletteragh."
I believe that he did win championships yes and there was always rumours that Matthew Carey was living outside the boundary. Of course Clonguish masters at drawing and erasing the parish boundaries where it suits them, as Killoe and Slashers have been known to.

ballymore1967 (Longford) - Posts: 65 - 20/09/2023 17:57:26    2505003

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Ah I think the PRO just ran away with themselves on the 'dying bee' remark - a bit too fired up after the win. No great harm in it, but was amusing to read :-). I'd say Mullinalaghta are big and bold enough (and have enough in the trophy cabinet) not to be bothered by it. I don't think anyone regards it as the settled view of Clonguish people, any more than anyone regards the comments on this forum as the view of everyone in their clubs either. That would be idiotic (not quite as idiotic as bringing the county into disrepute on the national stage and having the GAA's DRA slap you down for a ludicrous half-baked ban, but idiotic nonetheless).

Not sure too much should be read into that 2003 remark either (seems to be misquoted?). A captain on a buzz after lifting the cup is entitled to lose the run of themselves (even an odd f-bomb). This is a decent Clonguish side, they are real contenders now and should be held up to scrutiny just like the rest. The fact that their underage has run the table for the past few years and will again this year (will 100% win the U-14, Juvenile and Minor again this year) is significant. It doesn't happen by accident or overnight and if you get the breakthrough at senior early enough it can set you up for a decent purple patch.

Anyway, going to be a fascinating pair of semis. Difficult to call.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 446 - 21/09/2023 11:11:00    2505034

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Replying To ballymore1967:  "I believe that he did win championships yes and there was always rumours that Matthew Carey was living outside the boundary. Of course Clonguish masters at drawing and erasing the parish boundaries where it suits them, as Killoe and Slashers have been known to."
Yes the Carey's i'm aware of living in Gortletteragh. The boundary we share with Drumlish and Ballinamuck seems more defined.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 186 - 21/09/2023 13:13:39    2505045

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Replying To ballymore1967:  "I believe that he did win championships yes and there was always rumours that Matthew Carey was living outside the boundary. Of course Clonguish masters at drawing and erasing the parish boundaries where it suits them, as Killoe and Slashers have been known to."
Oh they've surely redrawn it just look a Sweeney and Hanley.

Revo (Longford) - Posts: 13 - 21/09/2023 13:37:36    2505057

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Replying To ballymore1967:  "I believe that he did win championships yes and there was always rumours that Matthew Carey was living outside the boundary. Of course Clonguish masters at drawing and erasing the parish boundaries where it suits them, as Killoe and Slashers have been known to."
I'll even add a few more to your list....Ballymahon, Colmcille, Dromard and even my own club.
The way these things are normally settled in Longford is on where they went to national school.
Every club is has these border players in their squads!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1217 - 21/09/2023 13:50:17    2505059

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