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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Could we possibly do more to stop them leaving? I know it isn't the GAA's fault that many of the young people in our country are emigrating. But possibly could we as a county incentivize our players to not emigrate. Something like what Tyrone did with Cathal McShane."
Not really. As you say it is not the GAA's fault, it is the government for their stupid housing policies and high tax rates that make it nearly impossible for a young lad starting out to rent or buy their own place so are stuck living with the parents. But you cannot blame young lads for wanting to see a bit of the world too before they get too old, as stuck as we are for numbers the team will always be there and they can come back and play if they are good enough

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 21/11/2023 12:07:09    2514007

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "Saw on Drumlane Gaa social media that they've wished Martin Dunne well in Carrigallen that's a decent appointment for them, goy Drumlane promoted in Cavan and went on a good run in Ulster."
He must see the opportunity there for an intermediate title.

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 265 - 21/11/2023 12:46:12    2514012

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Not really. As you say it is not the GAA's fault, it is the government for their stupid housing policies and high tax rates that make it nearly impossible for a young lad starting out to rent or buy their own place so are stuck living with the parents. But you cannot blame young lads for wanting to see a bit of the world too before they get too old, as stuck as we are for numbers the team will always be there and they can come back and play if they are good enough"
agree 100%. football will always be there but your only young once so get out and live your best life!! Granted most of us only have a few years to win things but you cant/shouldn't put life on hold to play div4 ball

Zucker (Leitrim) - Posts: 155 - 21/11/2023 12:48:55    2514014

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Replying To Zucker:  "agree 100%. football will always be there but your only young once so get out and live your best life!! Granted most of us only have a few years to win things but you cant/shouldn't put life on hold to play div4 ball"
I agree as well with both your contributions. Every year we hear the same story 'oh if we had such and such a lad in the country'. Just saying if the county board/manager like to bring it up so much maybe they should be doing more to keep lads here. I don't blame the lads for leaving football isn't the be-all and end-all.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 21/11/2023 13:45:39    2514023

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I see the Leitrim senior hurling manager has come out with a strong statement against our county treasurer and Co.

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 107 - 21/11/2023 19:33:11    2514088

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Really strong statement by the Hurling Board and a right cut at the county admin in general however the treasure does receive the most of it. If we are honest and you are head of a county board I have no doubt that spending thousands on hurling isn't ideal and would make life a lot easier for the administration of the county to have that money for football, however for the people involved in hurling in the county they are as passionate about it as Brian Cody is in Kilkenny and for that they deserve the respect of competing at the level they feel fit and not be told by people who have zero interest in the game what level they should play at. A solution has to be found within the county how the hurling team could be funded better. While an extra 70-80k been pumped into the football would only benefit if that is been spent on underage coaching and coaches and not at senior level.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 442 - 22/11/2023 10:46:15    2514136

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What are the possibilities of getting 5 club teams going in Leitrim. Ballinamore and Gortlettragh used to have clubs so it wouldn't be too hard getting them going again. Maybe the 5th team could be stuck in Drumshambo. Very unlikely but it'd be great to stick the finger to croke park and the county board.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 22/11/2023 11:50:48    2514149

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Replying To Champotime18:  "Really strong statement by the Hurling Board and a right cut at the county admin in general however the treasure does receive the most of it. If we are honest and you are head of a county board I have no doubt that spending thousands on hurling isn't ideal and would make life a lot easier for the administration of the county to have that money for football, however for the people involved in hurling in the county they are as passionate about it as Brian Cody is in Kilkenny and for that they deserve the respect of competing at the level they feel fit and not be told by people who have zero interest in the game what level they should play at. A solution has to be found within the county how the hurling team could be funded better. While an extra 70-80k been pumped into the football would only benefit if that is been spent on underage coaching and coaches and not at senior level."
Excellent point.
Football up here is dusht. We will never compete with anyone half decent.
Focus on the hurling anyone who plays it. Its the only way ya might get a run out in Croke Park

Zucker (Leitrim) - Posts: 155 - 22/11/2023 12:01:18    2514154

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "What are the possibilities of getting 5 club teams going in Leitrim. Ballinamore and Gortlettragh used to have clubs so it wouldn't be too hard getting them going again. Maybe the 5th team could be stuck in Drumshambo. Very unlikely but it'd be great to stick the finger to croke park and the county board."
it would be good but don't think the interest is there. I think underage hurling was going in some clubs like mohill and drumshanbo (possibly Carrigallen? Also who were St Finbar's?) in my underage days but didn't last long.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 22/11/2023 13:01:06    2514163

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Replying To Zucker:  "Excellent point.
Football up here is dusht. We will never compete with anyone half decent.
Focus on the hurling anyone who plays it. Its the only way ya might get a run out in Croke Park"
I've always thought about this. We are shocking at football probably 28/32 in football. If we focused on hurling we'd definitely be in the top half in a few years.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 22/11/2023 14:06:41    2514171

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "I've always thought about this. We are shocking at football probably 28/32 in football. If we focused on hurling we'd definitely be in the top half in a few years."
Anyone got a list of football rankings, albeit an unofficial one/ But yeah we would be 30-33.
Dunno about top half but we could be in Div2b/ Christy Ring cup territory where the teams are primarily football counties as well, bu hurling is just not as neglected

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 22/11/2023 15:25:14    2514185

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "Anyone got a list of football rankings, albeit an unofficial one/ But yeah we would be 30-33.
Dunno about top half but we could be in Div2b/ Christy Ring cup territory where the teams are primarily football counties as well, bu hurling is just not as neglected"
The website GAARankings.net has been keeping up to date and accurate ranking of GAA teams based on their League/ C'ship/Qualifier/ Super 8 / Tailteann Games using the ELO mathematical model.

Currently we are ranked 31/34, ahead of Waterford, London and NY.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1y5VpAqogmLXSVOBYKaGLKX2YOaAOZOJK2SYIN2SpgrA/edit#gid=887483570

There's a link to the spreadsheet if anyone is interested.

http://gaarankings.net/calculations/

Dodgy_Pass (Leitrim) - Posts: 369 - 22/11/2023 16:33:41    2514195

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Didn't Leitrim win a minor connacht in 1968. .

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 22/11/2023 16:58:55    2514202

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Sorry it was actually 1965 ,but I think Leitrim are missing a trick ,mayo have created a junior championship and now they even have a junior b and sligo have followed suit ,this year so on paper mayo have 10 adult teams ,while sligo have 7 ,5 senior and 4 junior including 2 second teams ,Leitrim should create a junior competition and put n 3 teams to it ,problem solved..

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 22/11/2023 17:05:35    2514203

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Replying To Timmy86:  "Sorry it was actually 1965 ,but I think Leitrim are missing a trick ,mayo have created a junior championship and now they even have a junior b and sligo have followed suit ,this year so on paper mayo have 10 adult teams ,while sligo have 7 ,5 senior and 4 junior including 2 second teams ,Leitrim should create a junior competition and put n 3 teams to it ,problem solved.."
Are you talking about hurling? I think it is clear our county board want rid of hurling. It's a very good idea though. Could put Gort, Ballinamore and another team or possibly two into a second tier competition. It would be competitive as all teams would be on an even level.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 23/11/2023 08:35:39    2514237

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Any news of the Leitrim panel?

Any new faces?

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 414 - 23/11/2023 15:37:55    2514323

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "it would be good but don't think the interest is there. I think underage hurling was going in some clubs like mohill and drumshanbo (possibly Carrigallen? Also who were St Finbar's?) in my underage days but didn't last long."
I believe Mohill were a Gortletteragh/Mohill/surrounding areas team

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 23/11/2023 17:29:23    2514343

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "I've always thought about this. We are shocking at football probably 28/32 in football. If we focused on hurling we'd definitely be in the top half in a few years."
Interesting view, as a county would we be happier to support a hurling team or football team?

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 107 - 23/11/2023 18:30:34    2514356

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Replying To lecture250:  "Interesting view, as a county would we be happier to support a hurling team or football team?"
Well watching Leitrim football is horrid depressing and not good for the soul. We've only won 10 championship games since 2010 and 5 of them were against London or New York. So I think I'd be happier watching a Leitrim hurling team competing in the Christy Ring.

Leitrimforliam (Leitrim) - Posts: 179 - 24/11/2023 10:38:52    2514403

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Replying To Leitrimforliam:  "Well watching Leitrim football is horrid depressing and not good for the soul. We've only won 10 championship games since 2010 and 5 of them were against London or New York. So I think I'd be happier watching a Leitrim hurling team competing in the Christy Ring."
agreed. A competitive hurling team would be better to follow than a bottom tier football team, and a team with big enough money spent on them with no return. I know most of us were not brought up with the hurling bug but if the results improved and they won things, people would get behind them

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 426 - 24/11/2023 11:15:05    2514417

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