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Longford away. Tough assignment.

Bimb (Carlow) - Posts: 434 - 08/06/2015 08:49:58    1733839

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Longford will be reeling from the Croke Park disaster. A chance to catch them there. Rumoured that some of their younger players are travelling this summer.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2772 - 08/06/2015 09:16:01    1733849

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two teams after heavy first round beatings seeking redemption .... agree it will be a tough ask ...

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 470 - 08/06/2015 09:23:33    1733856

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Lonford are still better than Carlow, despite both suffering heavy losses in the first round. Its a very tough draw especially having to go there

Dropkickmurphy (Carlow) - Posts: 85 - 08/06/2015 11:18:00    1733950

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Longford have a championship win under there belts

Bimb (Carlow) - Posts: 434 - 08/06/2015 11:56:13    1733983

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10 to 15 point loss I'd imagine. Realistically unless we got London or Waterford at home we would be in for a good trimming

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1280 - 08/06/2015 15:04:50    1734136

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Longford sailed through Div.4, and decisively beat Offaly for the No. 1 spot.

Dublin v Longford, it was always going to be Dublin, nothing new there, it was just by how much they would win by, even with some resistance from Longford.

Carlow v Laois, the pressure of competing against Laois after showing some promise, however small in the league was too much for Carlow, so they froze, hence the result.

Can't see anything other than a 0-10 or 0-12 win for Longford.

So much for the Back Door system when you look at the rest, - - -

Cavan v London - - - Big win for Cavan in store.
Loser of Kildare/Laois v Antrim - - - Not looking good at all for Antrim.
Waterford v Offaly - - - - Big win awaits Offaly.

Tyrone v Limerick. - - - Limerick to take a hammering.
Armagh/Donegal loser v Meath/Wicklow loser. - - - - A hammering awaits Wicklow.
Louth v Leitrim. - - - - Of the eight games taking part the Louth/Leitrim match
is the only unpredictable one of the lot, it could even end in a draw.

Like I say, so much for the back door system.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1999 - 08/06/2015 16:28:50    1734196

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Some food for thought. Took a look at the history of the qualifiers. Longford have never beaten a Leinster team in the qualifiers, Lost to Dublin, Laois, Wexford, Wicklow and Westmeath. Carlow have beaten Wicklow and Offaly and lost to Laois(30 and Meath.
Carlow have also a good championship record against Longford.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2772 - 08/06/2015 17:53:53    1734236

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Jaysus, Jack L, there's this thing called a life. I suggest you get one and stop trolling the Carlow board incessantly.

TAFKANO1FAN (Carlow) - Posts: 588 - 08/06/2015 18:23:34    1734257

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Happened to chat a waterford footballer today. Although he wasnt whooping with joy with getting offaly, he did remind me that it was a v close game in the league.. just saying..!

old yellar (None) - Posts: 2621 - 08/06/2015 21:06:38    1734351

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I fail to understand why the moderator allowed two new topics carrying the same title to get posted.

Qualifiers x2 and Laois v Carlow x2

Scallioneater (Carlow) - Posts: 287 - 09/06/2015 20:44:10    1734868

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Reported that 8 mlr players called into the senior football panel after a superb showing in league final for game against longford

carlowwaterboy (Carlow) - Posts: 1 - 11/06/2015 10:25:12    1735484

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Yee would want to call in wayne rooney lads. Our boys are flying in training

MartinGerard (Longford) - Posts: 275 - 15/06/2015 18:04:47    1737559

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Flying in training. Still running after the Dublin match.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2772 - 16/06/2015 08:58:15    1737744

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Rumour going around up in Longford is that theres a star player returning......Paul Barden apparently was training with the county after the Dublin game.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 763 - 16/06/2015 21:25:23    1738311

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That rumour is in your head oddball

MartinGerard (Longford) - Posts: 275 - 18/06/2015 13:15:53    1738997

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Haha good man Martin, play dumb just to try to catch the Carlow boys off guard. It's well known he was back training and will be named on the bench for Saturday. With the ever increasing list of absentees in the forward line (McCormack, McGee, Doyle and the 2 McKeon brothers don't be surprised to see Barden start at full forward with Kavanagh moved out to 11.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 763 - 18/06/2015 17:04:46    1739181

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Team to play Longford:

Robert Molloy, Kieran Nolan, Shane Redmond, Declan Kelly, Graham Power, Derek Hayden, Benny Kavanagh, Eoghan Ruth, Sean Gannon, Michael Meaney, Darragh Foley, David Bambrick, Brian Murhy, Daniel St Ledger, Daryl Roberts.

Looks pretty defensive to me, not much emphasis placed on scoring - I'm guessing Daniel St Ledger is going back as a defender?

Best of luck to the lads today, i'm sure the lads will want to put things right after Laois!

dual supporter (Carlow) - Posts: 772 - 20/06/2015 10:00:57    1739710

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Take the handicap on Longford.

dead_as_dodos (Carlow) - Posts: 459 - 20/06/2015 10:06:33    1739713

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Longford are firm favourites, and playing in their own back yard, never the less i'm sure Carlow will give a good account of them selves as they have nothing to lose, good luck to them.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1999 - 20/06/2015 11:17:14    1739738

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