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I was in the stand but could anybody enlighten me what the issue was on the Aughasheelin sideline? I assume it was about the amount of them on the line it's time for that to end anyway. A manager a selector and a physio that should be all that's near a sideline.

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 46 - 01/10/2023 20:18:13    2506507

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Theres one thing the centre of excellence needs asap and its a fence around the pitch, so if a game is not playable at a venue, COE is plan B, no questions and all clubs know the rule.
Then we dont have days like yesterday in cloone

sparkie (Leitrim) - Posts: 58 - 01/10/2023 21:47:41    2506521

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Replying To sparkie:  "Theres one thing the centre of excellence needs asap and its a fence around the pitch, so if a game is not playable at a venue, COE is plan B, no questions and all clubs know the rule.
Then we dont have days like yesterday in cloone"
No competitive club games can be played there.

The planning permission prohibits it,due to its location on the N4.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 414 - 01/10/2023 22:38:17    2506524

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "Was surprised that Cloone lost, but well done to Glenfarne. Mary's have rotated players since the group stage so it should be a close final.
I'm looking forward to attending it, hopefully it will be played at the HQ."
Would bet on Mary's to win this, they hadn't it all their own way today vs the Duff but were full of running atnd controlled the 2nd half well. would probably be an all 2nd string final if they be were kept apart in semis, junior A a low standard but it makes sense that the strongest reserve teams are closest to Carrick, it's a numbers game

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 01/10/2023 22:41:28    2506525

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Replying To sparkie:  "Theres one thing the centre of excellence needs asap and its a fence around the pitch, so if a game is not playable at a venue, COE is plan B, no questions and all clubs know the rule.
Then we dont have days like yesterday in cloone"
There will never be a club game at the COE until the planning permission it was approved under changes. And anyhow it was never designed to host club games. What's people's obsession with having games at the COE? There's 4 pitches within 10 minutes drive of the COE... 6 if you include St Mary's & Pairc Sean.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 786 - 01/10/2023 23:24:15    2506531

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Replying To joeman123:  "That is an outrageous slur on the Centre of Excellence.

Good people put in many hours to make it a reality with a massive fundraiser through the Brick in the Wall campaign through the CB and other mechanisms by the great clubs of Leitrim.Instead of outrageous slurs everyone involved in the Centre should take a bow.

Not to mention the generous sponsorship of the Centre by the McGovern family whose name it bears.

The Centre is well fitted out with the most modern gym equipment .It is used regularly by all the Leitrim development squads .There has been improvement in the underage teams who are now competitive, thanks to the work of the GDA's and outstanding volunteers. Apart from greatly improved performances in Connacht at U17 and U 20's , this year Leitrim reached the 16 Fr Manning Cup final and won the U15 Humphrey Kelleher title with a huge win over West Cork.

Prior to the COD coming on stream Leitrim teams were never sure where they could train, Cloone often was flood logged and other venues might or might not be available. Then of course Leitrim Co Board had to fork out for training grounds outside the county.

Contrast that with the situation where the current Leitrim senior and u20s are able to train regularly in the gym in Annaduff , including off season.I am greatly impressed to read that large numbers have been availing of supervised training in the Centre twice a week. This is remarkable and never happened before.

Yes , we need the other grounds to be improved but please desist from knocking the Mc Govern Centre Of Excellence ."
Well said. Serious amount of work went into the CoE, some boys are great at giving out but would run a mile if they were asked to do a bit of work!! It's easy to give out. Empty vessels make the most noise!!

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 267 - 02/10/2023 08:41:13    2506545

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "I was in the stand but could anybody enlighten me what the issue was on the Aughasheelin sideline? I assume it was about the amount of them on the line it's time for that to end anyway. A manager a selector and a physio that should be all that's near a sideline."
Gortletteragh player was trying to take a sideline and aughnasheelin management wouldn't move.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 02/10/2023 09:31:19    2506551

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Replying To joeman123:  "No competitive club games can be played there.

The planning permission prohibits it,due to its location on the N4."
There you go, i didnt know that

sparkie (Leitrim) - Posts: 58 - 02/10/2023 10:56:35    2506573

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Went to the game in Carrigallen yesterday as a neutral. First up, well done to carrigallen on having their grounds playable..I believe there was two games there in Saturday so it's testament to the good work going on there that their grounds were able to take another match.

The game itself was an exciting, physical game and mulhern let plenty go which added to the intensity, entertainment and atmosphere. Gort will be counting their blessings that the Neddies didn't hit 4 or 5 goals in that first half..time and time again they cut Gort open but couldn't finish the job.

Woods was a powerhouse for Gort while Flynn kicked a few monster scores AND Heslin was always a threat. The neds battled for their lives but needed to be further ahead on the scoreboard at half time after playing with the breeze. They have the bones of a good side but too many losses to injury and travel this season and more rumoured to be away this winter leaves them in a very tight spot next year.

All in all an exciting, intense game of
football with Gort just shading it.

timeforachange (Leitrim) - Posts: 85 - 02/10/2023 11:05:03    2506577

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Replying To joeman123:  "No competitive club games can be played there.

The planning permission prohibits it,due to its location on the N4."
Thanks for clearing that up Enda

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 625 - 02/10/2023 12:25:41    2506599

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Incidentally, when was Glenfarne's last win against another first team in the championship? Not trying to belittle them, or Cloone for losing to them, I'm just genuinely curious. I could trawl through the Leitrim GAA website but life's too short.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - Posts: 988 - 02/10/2023 12:36:02    2506603

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Replying To joeman123:  "No competitive club games can be played there.

The planning permission prohibits it,due to its location on the N4."
probably should have built it some other place if planning doesn't allow matches. i suppose ease of access was a factor in its location. aside from that issue, i think its a great facility.

meathbasedfan (Leitrim) - Posts: 56 - 02/10/2023 12:43:14    2506608

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Replying To timeforachange:  "Went to the game in Carrigallen yesterday as a neutral. First up, well done to carrigallen on having their grounds playable..I believe there was two games there in Saturday so it's testament to the good work going on there that their grounds were able to take another match.

The game itself was an exciting, physical game and mulhern let plenty go which added to the intensity, entertainment and atmosphere. Gort will be counting their blessings that the Neddies didn't hit 4 or 5 goals in that first half..time and time again they cut Gort open but couldn't finish the job.

Woods was a powerhouse for Gort while Flynn kicked a few monster scores AND Heslin was always a threat. The neds battled for their lives but needed to be further ahead on the scoreboard at half time after playing with the breeze. They have the bones of a good side but too many losses to injury and travel this season and more rumoured to be away this winter leaves them in a very tight spot next year.

All in all an exciting, intense game of
football with Gort just shading it."
I also went as a neutral.

The facilities in Carrigallen are great: Parking, Good dressing rooms, Pitch to Warm-up on, Good Stand and a score-board however the pitch itself is very poor. Would be a good location for a lot of games if that was addressed,

Gortletteragh deserved it as they turned up in the second half and Aughnasheelin didn't. However, the standard of the game was incredibly poor. Really bad. Basic skills were incredibly poor. Heslin was the difference between the sides but even he had some really basic errors at times for an experienced county player.

Aughnasheelin will be wondering how their luck (or lack of it) and other factors have meant that with their best crop of players in a generation with the Cullens, Hoare, McWeeneys etc. that they are barely able to field a team.

The unfortunate truth is that neither side is good enough for Senior football in any county.

That's not to put down any team but just the reality of it. What are Gortletteragh going to look like without Heslin and Flynn once they emigrate to Australia?

No one has mentioned it and I understand that it happens it games like this where there is so much at stake but their were 3/4 mass brawls in the second half.

Padraig Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow and then proceeded to run onto the pitch 5 mins after he was sent off to get involved in another melee. Some of this also continued after the game. I would imagine the county board will have to look at this.

Can talk about referees all they long but when both sets of players are setting out to act like that theres not much any Ref can do.

On to the big one next weekend.

Leitrim1234 (Leitrim) - Posts: 292 - 02/10/2023 12:52:46    2506612

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Incidentally, when was Glenfarne's last win against another first team in the championship? Not trying to belittle them, or Cloone for losing to them, I'm just genuinely curious. I could trawl through the Leitrim GAA website but life's too short."
That would be Eslin 2021 semi final

Thejampot (Leitrim) - Posts: 247 - 02/10/2023 13:59:39    2506634

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Incidentally, when was Glenfarne's last win against another first team in the championship? Not trying to belittle them, or Cloone for losing to them, I'm just genuinely curious. I could trawl through the Leitrim GAA website but life's too short."
They were solid in the league. Bet Drumreilly, drew with Gortletteragh and lost narrowly to Drumkeeran.

Leitrim2024 (Leitrim) - Posts: 27 - 02/10/2023 14:10:39    2506639

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Replying To Leitrim2024:  "They were solid in the league. Bet Drumreilly, drew with Gortletteragh and lost narrowly to Drumkeeran."
Good to know. They work with the resources they have, i remember when they were senior and had a 2nd team but those days are well behind them and a lot of rural clubs in Leitrim.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 02/10/2023 14:42:34    2506642

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Replying To Leitrim1234:  "I also went as a neutral.

The facilities in Carrigallen are great: Parking, Good dressing rooms, Pitch to Warm-up on, Good Stand and a score-board however the pitch itself is very poor. Would be a good location for a lot of games if that was addressed,

Gortletteragh deserved it as they turned up in the second half and Aughnasheelin didn't. However, the standard of the game was incredibly poor. Really bad. Basic skills were incredibly poor. Heslin was the difference between the sides but even he had some really basic errors at times for an experienced county player.

Aughnasheelin will be wondering how their luck (or lack of it) and other factors have meant that with their best crop of players in a generation with the Cullens, Hoare, McWeeneys etc. that they are barely able to field a team.

The unfortunate truth is that neither side is good enough for Senior football in any county.

That's not to put down any team but just the reality of it. What are Gortletteragh going to look like without Heslin and Flynn once they emigrate to Australia?

No one has mentioned it and I understand that it happens it games like this where there is so much at stake but their were 3/4 mass brawls in the second half.

Padraig Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow and then proceeded to run onto the pitch 5 mins after he was sent off to get involved in another melee. Some of this also continued after the game. I would imagine the county board will have to look at this.

Can talk about referees all they long but when both sets of players are setting out to act like that theres not much any Ref can do.

On to the big one next weekend."
I'm not sure what u would call a mass brawl. Pushing and shoving and dragging was all, no punches were thrown. You were always going to get that with the physicality of the game. Refereeing was very very poor and anger on the Gort side was bound to boil over when nearly every decision went against them.

As for Gortletteragh they have lots of young players coming through and many are welcoming this changing of the guard. They had 8 players under the age of 21 playing. Senior will be tough and maybe Intermediate would be a better place for the young players to grow but I'd back them to stay up next year.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 02/10/2023 15:08:19    2506649

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Replying To Leitrim1234:  "I also went as a neutral.

The facilities in Carrigallen are great: Parking, Good dressing rooms, Pitch to Warm-up on, Good Stand and a score-board however the pitch itself is very poor. Would be a good location for a lot of games if that was addressed,

Gortletteragh deserved it as they turned up in the second half and Aughnasheelin didn't. However, the standard of the game was incredibly poor. Really bad. Basic skills were incredibly poor. Heslin was the difference between the sides but even he had some really basic errors at times for an experienced county player.

Aughnasheelin will be wondering how their luck (or lack of it) and other factors have meant that with their best crop of players in a generation with the Cullens, Hoare, McWeeneys etc. that they are barely able to field a team.

The unfortunate truth is that neither side is good enough for Senior football in any county.

That's not to put down any team but just the reality of it. What are Gortletteragh going to look like without Heslin and Flynn once they emigrate to Australia?

No one has mentioned it and I understand that it happens it games like this where there is so much at stake but their were 3/4 mass brawls in the second half.

Padraig Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow and then proceeded to run onto the pitch 5 mins after he was sent off to get involved in another melee. Some of this also continued after the game. I would imagine the county board will have to look at this.

Can talk about referees all they long but when both sets of players are setting out to act like that theres not much any Ref can do.

On to the big one next weekend."
Also to say he ran on to the pitch would be ingenuine. A pushing match broke out outside the Gortletteragh dugout and Gortlettragh subs pulled away there own players and pulled Aughnasheelin lads off of Gortletteragh lads. Maybe football isn't the sport for you.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 02/10/2023 15:10:30    2506650

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Replying To Leitrim1234:  "I also went as a neutral.

The facilities in Carrigallen are great: Parking, Good dressing rooms, Pitch to Warm-up on, Good Stand and a score-board however the pitch itself is very poor. Would be a good location for a lot of games if that was addressed,

Gortletteragh deserved it as they turned up in the second half and Aughnasheelin didn't. However, the standard of the game was incredibly poor. Really bad. Basic skills were incredibly poor. Heslin was the difference between the sides but even he had some really basic errors at times for an experienced county player.

Aughnasheelin will be wondering how their luck (or lack of it) and other factors have meant that with their best crop of players in a generation with the Cullens, Hoare, McWeeneys etc. that they are barely able to field a team.

The unfortunate truth is that neither side is good enough for Senior football in any county.

That's not to put down any team but just the reality of it. What are Gortletteragh going to look like without Heslin and Flynn once they emigrate to Australia?

No one has mentioned it and I understand that it happens it games like this where there is so much at stake but their were 3/4 mass brawls in the second half.

Padraig Gallagher was sent off for a second yellow and then proceeded to run onto the pitch 5 mins after he was sent off to get involved in another melee. Some of this also continued after the game. I would imagine the county board will have to look at this.

Can talk about referees all they long but when both sets of players are setting out to act like that theres not much any Ref can do.

On to the big one next weekend."
Seems to happen Aughnasheelin regularly. They just don't seem to hang around when they win an inter. Always seem to go back down.

timeforachange (Leitrim) - Posts: 85 - 03/10/2023 09:43:42    2506735

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Replying To timeforachange:  "Seems to happen Aughnasheelin regularly. They just don't seem to hang around when they win an inter. Always seem to go back down."
When was last time they won it out of interest?
Likes of Allen Gaels or Annaduff would have been better placed to hold their own in Senior, probably Kiltubrid as well.
Honestly think 2 up and 2 down is the way to go if they will not cut the number of teams in inter and senior, a joke how teams can do the minimum to stay up.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 03/10/2023 11:11:08    2506766

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