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Just read online that former Dromahair player Cian Clinton scored 5pts out of Carryduffs 10pts in a 6pt defeat against Kilcoo in Down County Championship tonight. Don't know what age he is but surely Andy should be keeping a eye on him?

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 44 - 28/08/2023 22:26:02    2502740

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "I have to say the standard of reffing in the county is awful. I wouldn't want to be a ref myself, but christ of almighty some of these fellas have been around since the Titanic. Martin Feeney seems to be the only young and fairly new ref in the county. I believe he can ref both codes? Fair play to him. Then we have the buck from Roscommon, who has arrived across the border this yr to ref games. Apart from those two I don't think we've the status duo these last 15 odd yrs"
What solution have you in mind for the problem?

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1504 - 29/08/2023 08:41:10    2502752

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "Just read online that former Dromahair player Cian Clinton scored 5pts out of Carryduffs 10pts in a 6pt defeat against Kilcoo in Down County Championship tonight. Don't know what age he is but surely Andy should be keeping a eye on him?"
Cian must be over 30 now?? He definitely played in and won an intermediate club title with Dromahair in 2014. He was in and around previous Leitrim teams and squads without really getting going in them, which surprises me because he always looked like a very good player any time I seen him for Dromahair.

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 608 - 29/08/2023 10:34:35    2502780

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Replying To SLM:  "Not sure Mohill v Mary's is a dead rubber…. If Mohill win they jump into automatic semi final"
I see that. Marty misinformed me again. He had been warned.
He'll be getting the Ash plant now.

Leitrim2024 (Leitrim) - Posts: 25 - 29/08/2023 12:33:42    2502818

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "Myself and Marty have been scouting the county on the new electric scooter all week. We've finally agreed on our predictions for this week. As usual, all predictions are guaranteed to be 100% correct.

Gortletteragh v Aughawillian
Even if Aughnasheelin and Manor lose, Aughawillian needs to make up a 25-point scoring difference to get into the knockouts. Gortletteragh will be looking for an improved performance but Aughawillian should have too much strength in the middle of the field.
Willie's by 3.

Leitrim v Manor
Leitrim is safely through to knockouts. Manor must win. Tough game to call. Manor's hunger should give them an edge.
Manor by 1

Ballinamore v Fenagh
Not the draw Fenagh would have wanted. Some clubs will be hoping Ballinamore wins this and knocks out the league champs and one of the title favourites. Dromahair and Gortletteragh will be looking for a Fenagh win. No one will want to draw Fenagh in a relegation playoff.
Fenaghs need for victory should see them, though.
Fenagh by 3

Mohill v Mary's
This would have been the game of the weekend, but unfortunately, it's a dead rubber game. I'm not certain how both teams will treat this. Will Mohill rest Keith Beirne? Mary's have the stronger squad so I'll give them the nod.
Mary's by 2

Aughnasheelin v Dromahair
Despite missing several players, Aughnasheelin has a real chance of making the knockouts. Dromahair have been stubborn in their losses to date, and a win for them would be huge heading into the relegation playoffs.
I'm inclined to give Dromahair the nod here.
Dromahair by 1."
If Mohill win they will leapfrog st Mary's for an automatic semi spot

Redlad6 (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 29/08/2023 12:53:09    2502825

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "It's only a few years ago that Fenagh and Leitrim Gaels were playing Intermediate, while struggling senior clubs like Drumreilly, Bornacoola and Carrigallen were fighting tooth and nail to stay senior.
The one team up and one team down system must go.

Team strengths can change drastically from year to year with retirements, injuries and travel.
Dromahair, Aughnasheelin and Gortletteragh have all been affected. I wouldn't be too critical of them. Ive no doubt these teams are working as hard as any other club.
However no matter what, one of these clubs is guaranteed to still be senior in 3 years.

If you take the 5 biggest clubs in Intermediate at the moment for example; Annaduff, Melvin Gaels, Allen Gaels, Carrigallen and Kiltubrid.
Any one or all of these are capable of developing into a strong senior team. But with the current system, one of these is guaranteed remain Intermediate for the next 5 years.

Longford gaa who are our closest comparison in terms of population and club numbers have 2 groups of 6 in their senior championship.
I would do the same for the Intermediate Championship as well.
I think it's the way to go with 2 teams relegated and 2 teams promoted."
Don't be looking across the border at our championships....they are a complete mess and have been for a decade or more.
We have 21 clubs in the county of which 12 are considered Senior by our County Board.
Killashee came up from Intermediate last year and pulled the plug after 1 game.
This year Ballymahon came up and they are no better than a lower end Intermediate club and possibly Junior in most counties.
They took heavy beatings in their first 3 games and then went out last weekend against Clonguish and lost 11-19 to 0-06.....no that is not a misprint 11 goals and 19 points!!!!
We should only have 8 Senior clubs, 8 intermediate and 5 Junior.
The problem with us is that too many boys in suits in the weaker Senior clubs do not want their club classed lower than Senior.
For a player would you not want to be going out in February training, thinking you had a chance of silverware in Intermediate or Junior instead of looking forward to beatings in the Senior?!!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1179 - 29/08/2023 13:10:12    2502830

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Some surprise results the weekend ,,mohill are getting momentum big result for them ,hard to call next weekend soh should beat manor,Leitrim Gaels will have a stonger team out than the one that played Fenagh in the first round but Fenagh will have Ryan Orourke,,this could be a draw

Redlad6 (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 04/09/2023 11:53:22    2502964

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Replying To Redlad6:  "Some surprise results the weekend ,,mohill are getting momentum big result for them ,hard to call next weekend soh should beat manor,Leitrim Gaels will have a stonger team out than the one that played Fenagh in the first round but Fenagh will have Ryan Orourke,,this could be a draw"
Fenagh will beat leitrim gaels. SOH had no match for Ryan ORourke sat. They should beat Manor too.

index777 (Leitrim) - Posts: 63 - 04/09/2023 14:19:58    2503004

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Replying To index777:  "Fenagh will beat leitrim gaels. SOH had no match for Ryan ORourke sat. They should beat Manor too."
By all accounts Aughawillan will be kicking themselves... a match against Ballinamore would have been a tight affair. I'd be surprised if Manor beat them. In fairness the semi's will be made up of the 4 strongest teams in the county at the moment (Fenagh should progress as well).

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 702 - 04/09/2023 18:04:12    2503060

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I remember seeing a Cloone game and witnessing the best individual performance I've seen in a long time from Darren Carberry I remember asking a Cloone fella about him and he said him and his brother "blow ins" that proved to be right in the long run but I'm wondering where are the playing now? The seem to have left there club in Longford as well. I think Darren played in the FBD league the following yr for Leitrim

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 44 - 05/09/2023 09:13:27    2503100

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Replying To Square_B:  "By all accounts Aughawillan will be kicking themselves... a match against Ballinamore would have been a tight affair. I'd be surprised if Manor beat them. In fairness the semi's will be made up of the 4 strongest teams in the county at the moment (Fenagh should progress as well)."
Aughawillan downfall was the Carrick game,scoring difference but unfortunately that's the luck of the draw,I still think there will be a surprise the weekend,Soh needed the direct route to the semi they still have work to do and could get caught by manor ,but as for the other game it's always a tight game and Leitrim can rise to the occasion and they have a stronger team than there last game,if they can handle the Fenagh forwards anything could happen,looking forward to both games

Redlad6 (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 05/09/2023 10:57:18    2503113

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "I remember seeing a Cloone game and witnessing the best individual performance I've seen in a long time from Darren Carberry I remember asking a Cloone fella about him and he said him and his brother "blow ins" that proved to be right in the long run but I'm wondering where are the playing now? The seem to have left there club in Longford as well. I think Darren played in the FBD league the following yr for Leitrim"
Darren is actually back playing in Longford with Kenagh in the Intermediate championship this year and in with a chance of winning it! has played with 3 different clubs in Longford, 1 in Leitrim and most recently a club in Dublin.

Garmin (Longford) - Posts: 77 - 05/09/2023 11:56:27    2503121

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Replying To Garmin:  "Darren is actually back playing in Longford with Kenagh in the Intermediate championship this year and in with a chance of winning it! has played with 3 different clubs in Longford, 1 in Leitrim and most recently a club in Dublin."
Good man Darren

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 382 - 05/09/2023 12:13:25    2503126

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Replying To joeman123:  "Good man Darren"
And 1 in Roscommon (St Faithleachs)

reffingmad (Roscommon) - Posts: 368 - 05/09/2023 14:39:01    2503154

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Replying To reffingmad:  "And 1 in Roscommon (St Faithleachs)"
some journeyman..

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 404 - 05/09/2023 15:22:32    2503169

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "some journeyman.."
he's Like Ravel Morrison

meathbasedfan (Leitrim) - Posts: 42 - 05/09/2023 16:03:48    2503185

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Kenagh, Killashee and who was the other club in Longford?

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1179 - 05/09/2023 16:13:10    2503187

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "some journeyman.."
More clubs than Tiger Woods!!

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 250 - 06/09/2023 08:09:17    2503226

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Replying To 3rdmidfielder:  "More clubs than Tiger Woods!!"
I know you can transfer counties whenever but surely between clubs there is some rules around it e.g. residency, old team folded etc.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 404 - 06/09/2023 14:46:16    2503312

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "I know you can transfer counties whenever but surely between clubs there is some rules around it e.g. residency, old team folded etc."
Not saying it happened in this case, but if a fellow fell out with a club there wouldn't be many that would stop a transfer. If one really wanted to circumvent rules, what's stopping a lad from giving an address in a neighbouring parish with the concent of the homeowner? I'd say it could be easily sorted in fairness.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 702 - 06/09/2023 15:31:00    2503329

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