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Wasn't at the game today but listen with John & Martin. Didn't sound the best game in the world but one Leitrim
Controlled from start to finish. Score difference of +15 is very good after 1 game. Can't see the other teams beating them by as much or at least not by much more. Jack Gilheaney going off injured is a concern and apart from Ryan and Darragh Rooney our forwards are just workers with very little end product. Need to add another 1 or 2 forwards maybe Mark Plunkett and Paul Keaney will come in. Riordan O'Rourke isn't Good enough to win his own ball. I don't think we will be in the promotion hunt but if Andy can convince a certain forward to come back on board we will have a chance.

lugdrum (Leitrim) - Posts: 311 - 28/01/2024 22:11:09    2522865

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Replying To lugdrum:  "Wasn't at the game today but listen with John & Martin. Didn't sound the best game in the world but one Leitrim
Controlled from start to finish. Score difference of +15 is very good after 1 game. Can't see the other teams beating them by as much or at least not by much more. Jack Gilheaney going off injured is a concern and apart from Ryan and Darragh Rooney our forwards are just workers with very little end product. Need to add another 1 or 2 forwards maybe Mark Plunkett and Paul Keaney will come in. Riordan O'Rourke isn't Good enough to win his own ball. I don't think we will be in the promotion hunt but if Andy can convince a certain forward to come back on board we will have a chance."
You just can't beat optimism and positivity.

Boxtyeater (Leitrim) - Posts: 688 - 29/01/2024 12:48:58    2522982

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Replying To lugdrum:  "Wasn't at the game today but listen with John & Martin. Didn't sound the best game in the world but one Leitrim
Controlled from start to finish. Score difference of +15 is very good after 1 game. Can't see the other teams beating them by as much or at least not by much more. Jack Gilheaney going off injured is a concern and apart from Ryan and Darragh Rooney our forwards are just workers with very little end product. Need to add another 1 or 2 forwards maybe Mark Plunkett and Paul Keaney will come in. Riordan O'Rourke isn't Good enough to win his own ball. I don't think we will be in the promotion hunt but if Andy can convince a certain forward to come back on board we will have a chance."
You just can't beat optimism and positivity.

Boxtyeater (Leitrim) - Posts: 688 - 29/01/2024 12:49:14    2522983

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Replying To Boxtyeater:  "You just can't beat optimism and positivity."
We see how the next couple of games go... London will be a tougher test and Wexford a tougher one again after that. We'll talk again after that but I would echo the OP's sentiments. However for once in a long time, we've 4 home games which is a positive.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 843 - 29/01/2024 13:30:03    2523000

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Replying To Square_B:  "We see how the next couple of games go... London will be a tougher test and Wexford a tougher one again after that. We'll talk again after that but I would echo the OP's sentiments. However for once in a long time, we've 4 home games which is a positive."
We have 3 home games: London, Wexford and Tipperary

And 4 away games: Waterford, Carlow, Longford and Laois

leitrim4sam (Leitrim) - Posts: 642 - 29/01/2024 14:29:31    2523019

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Replying To lugdrum:  "Wasn't at the game today but listen with John & Martin. Didn't sound the best game in the world but one Leitrim
Controlled from start to finish. Score difference of +15 is very good after 1 game. Can't see the other teams beating them by as much or at least not by much more. Jack Gilheaney going off injured is a concern and apart from Ryan and Darragh Rooney our forwards are just workers with very little end product. Need to add another 1 or 2 forwards maybe Mark Plunkett and Paul Keaney will come in. Riordan O'Rourke isn't Good enough to win his own ball. I don't think we will be in the promotion hunt but if Andy can convince a certain forward to come back on board we will have a chance."
I could be wrong but did Riordan O'Rourke not score 1 goal and 1 point at the weekend not bad for a lad that can not win his own ball. I believe winning his own ball is a real strength of Riordan and it is well recognized around the county by real gaa people. Give the kid a break and stop picking out individual's and having a go at them. the great footballer in the stand thinks he knows it all, but i think I'm correct in saying you were not even in the stand.

Leitrim@1960 (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 29/01/2024 14:43:54    2523024

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Replying To Leitrim@1960:  "I could be wrong but did Riordan O'Rourke not score 1 goal and 1 point at the weekend not bad for a lad that can not win his own ball. I believe winning his own ball is a real strength of Riordan and it is well recognized around the county by real gaa people. Give the kid a break and stop picking out individual's and having a go at them. the great footballer in the stand thinks he knows it all, but i think I'm correct in saying you were not even in the stand."
Well said and well played Riordan

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 463 - 29/01/2024 17:07:20    2523087

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Replying To leitrim4sam:  "We have 3 home games: London, Wexford and Tipperary

And 4 away games: Waterford, Carlow, Longford and Laois"
You're right... my bad. The Longford game is as good as a home game anyhow. Anyhow we'll see how we go in the next couple of games.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 843 - 29/01/2024 17:34:33    2523104

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Replying To Leitrim@1960:  "I could be wrong but did Riordan O'Rourke not score 1 goal and 1 point at the weekend not bad for a lad that can not win his own ball. I believe winning his own ball is a real strength of Riordan and it is well recognized around the county by real gaa people. Give the kid a break and stop picking out individual's and having a go at them. the great footballer in the stand thinks he knows it all, but i think I'm correct in saying you were not even in the stand."
The lad won plenty of ball yesterday and scored a beautiful point,was also on hand to knock the goal in.We were good value for our win yesterday.

masseyferguson (Leitrim) - Posts: 96 - 29/01/2024 17:34:42    2523105

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Replying To Leitrim@1960:  "I could be wrong but did Riordan O'Rourke not score 1 goal and 1 point at the weekend not bad for a lad that can not win his own ball. I believe winning his own ball is a real strength of Riordan and it is well recognized around the county by real gaa people. Give the kid a break and stop picking out individual's and having a go at them. the great footballer in the stand thinks he knows it all, but i think I'm correct in saying you were not even in the stand."
He was the one left inside and I am not having a go at him. I should have clarified by saying I'd have Ryan inside instead but Roirdan would be a starter as he's a very hard working player and tracks his man where ever he goes. I just don't think he has that gink or dummy that Ryan has which brings others into play. I am not a poster that criticise's players I have the upmost respect for the sacrifices these young men make

lugdrum (Leitrim) - Posts: 311 - 29/01/2024 18:49:50    2523130

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Replying To lugdrum:  "He was the one left inside and I am not having a go at him. I should have clarified by saying I'd have Ryan inside instead but Roirdan would be a starter as he's a very hard working player and tracks his man where ever he goes. I just don't think he has that gink or dummy that Ryan has which brings others into play. I am not a poster that criticise's players I have the upmost respect for the sacrifices these young men make"
I am glad you clarified that

Your original post did seem very critical.

Anyway , let's move on and get a big turnout for Sunday at 1PM.

joeman123 (Leitrim) - Posts: 463 - 29/01/2024 19:30:23    2523146

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Leitrim beat Waterford by 16 points at home last season. 15 points this season away. Both first game of season. Waterford lost other games by 4, 6, 8, 9, 11. Leitrim probably doing better pre season training. Waterford will improve like last season and I think nobody will beat Waterford by more than 15 points so it was a good result and score difference could help. It is a positive start but no different from last season. Last season, struggled to beat a London team with 14 men for a long period. Won't be easy but should win by 2-3 points at home this year. Round 3 last year against Wexford Away where Leitrim lost was a big blow. This year at home. A win would be a massive boost to promotion chances.

b.o.b. (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 30/01/2024 14:22:11    2523318

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Replying To b.o.b.:  "Leitrim beat Waterford by 16 points at home last season. 15 points this season away. Both first game of season. Waterford lost other games by 4, 6, 8, 9, 11. Leitrim probably doing better pre season training. Waterford will improve like last season and I think nobody will beat Waterford by more than 15 points so it was a good result and score difference could help. It is a positive start but no different from last season. Last season, struggled to beat a London team with 14 men for a long period. Won't be easy but should win by 2-3 points at home this year. Round 3 last year against Wexford Away where Leitrim lost was a big blow. This year at home. A win would be a massive boost to promotion chances."
Waterford are the worst team in the division. For the remaining games they'll play a blanket defence to keep the margin of defeats down to single digits.

London are struggling for scores 12 points max is their average in pre season and at home to Wexford and Leitrim at home will score more than that this weekend.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3336 - 30/01/2024 14:53:09    2523325

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For once I am not overly worried about London,for me the Wexford game will decide our fate.

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 119 - 30/01/2024 16:45:26    2523345

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Replying To lecture250:  "For once I am not overly worried about London,for me the Wexford game will decide our fate."
I'd be cautious in saying we'll have it handy with London but I agree, lose to Wexford and I think we'll be done. Wexford are the bookies 2nd favourites to be promoted.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 843 - 31/01/2024 11:52:15    2523463

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Replying To Square_B:  "I'd be cautious in saying we'll have it handy with London but I agree, lose to Wexford and I think we'll be done. Wexford are the bookies 2nd favourites to be promoted."
Beating Wexford will go a long way to gaining promotion but we need to win the games we are expected too

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 338 - 31/01/2024 12:36:11    2523482

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Replying To lecture250:  "For once I am not overly worried about London,for me the Wexford game will decide our fate."
Leitrim can't afford to look beyond the next game

totalrecall (Leitrim) - Posts: 912 - 31/01/2024 13:17:02    2523493

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Replying To williesboy:  "Beating Wexford will go a long way to gaining promotion but we need to win the games we are expected too"
No doubt... nothing but potential banana skins afterwards if we do manage to beat Wexford never mind London. It will be a hard slog.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 843 - 31/01/2024 13:22:23    2523494

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Replying To totalrecall:  "Leitrim can't afford to look beyond the next game"
One game at a time.We got caught out badly in Bekan two years ago.We can't afford any slip ups.

masseyferguson (Leitrim) - Posts: 96 - 31/01/2024 14:16:40    2523508

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London will be a tight siege, rain forecast so Carrick will be heavy (as usual). great to see Rooney doing well last week. we need more options up front. someone mentioned earlier about Riordan O'Rourke, i would be uncertain about him in a Leitrim jersey, i just don't think he has it. but hopefully he proves me wrong. best of luck to them, bank holiday weekend so hopefully lots get out and support them.

meathbasedfan (Leitrim) - Posts: 62 - 31/01/2024 15:47:19    2523534

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