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Replying To SeanMacDiarmada:  "I don't think Mohill would agree with the system having drawn Carrick, Ballinamore and Fenagh so far"
That's the luck of the draw I'm afraid. Up to Mohill to up their game. It's been too easy in previous years to get a quarter final spot.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 510 - 22/08/2022 13:29:06    2438275

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Replying To Square_B:  "That's the luck of the draw I'm afraid. Up to Mohill to up their game. It's been too easy in previous years to get a quarter final spot."
Exactly. If they're the best team they have to beat the best teams. Simples really. Their coach o hara won't be happy with losing to fenagh. But its great news for us all.

howdareu (USA) - Posts: 220 - 22/08/2022 15:20:23    2438291

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "you could possibly have mohill or ballinamore facing a relegation semi final after this weekend."
With the helpagawd that shall be Mohill.

boxty_evaluator (Leitrim) - Posts: 11 - 22/08/2022 16:10:02    2438293

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I think I'm right. Isn't only one team is relegated from the senior championship?
If its one I'd say it's either my own Melvin Gaels or Dromahaire.
Melvin Gaels and Dromahair in relegation final would be a tight match with Gaels slight favourites

Co final rematch this weekend. Looking forward to listening to it.

I'd love Fenagh to be crowned Co champions this year.

No team deserves it more

leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 22/08/2022 16:29:06    2438295

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Replying To SeanMacDiarmada:  "I don't think Mohill would agree with the system having drawn Carrick, Ballinamore and Fenagh so far"
That's a pity now for them alright. I have deep sympathies for them lol.

This is a great system, and it is luck of the draw. Let's hope some team doesn't try and put it back to the old way. I would argue this should be brought in at county level too. But that is a whole other story.

boxty_evaluator (Leitrim) - Posts: 11 - 22/08/2022 21:00:03    2438320

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I see the Intermediate is getting interesting already. 4 of the 5 winners in Rd 1 are meeting in Rd 2 this weekend. Allen Gaels and Annaduff looking the teams to beat at this early stage. Aughnasheelin with a full squad would have been my favourites, but the loss of Conor Cullen and others is massive given the form he was in during the league.

Aughnasheelin v Bornacoola - Tighter than people will expect. (Aughnasheelin by 2)
Ballinaglera v Annaduff - This will be a tight tough encounter in glera, could end in a draw.
Drumkeerin v Mohill - Drumkeerin to get off the mark, Mohill will be putting all efforts into saving their senior champ. (Drumkeerin by 6)
Drumreilly v Aughavas - This should be Aughavas' to lose, but Drumreilly will target this game and not make it easy. (Aughavas by 4)
Kiltubrid v Allen Gaels - Pressure on Kiltubrid already, they need a result here. Allen Gaels have a better team, but i think we could have another draw here.

TaytoFoley (Leitrim) - Posts: 73 - 23/08/2022 09:42:14    2438332

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Replying To leitrimforsam:  "I think I'm right. Isn't only one team is relegated from the senior championship?
If its one I'd say it's either my own Melvin Gaels or Dromahaire.
Melvin Gaels and Dromahair in relegation final would be a tight match with Gaels slight favourites

Co final rematch this weekend. Looking forward to listening to it.

I'd love Fenagh to be crowned Co champions this year.

No team deserves it more"
On what basis does Fenagh deserve it

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 23/08/2022 10:39:03    2438352

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I wonder will Solan come back in as coach of the leitrim senior team. I personally hope he does. By all accounts a top class coach and person.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 384 - 23/08/2022 14:55:10    2438428

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "On what basis does Fenagh deserve it"
In the past 22 years which club haa lost the most county finals and never won the Co championship in that period.

That club is Fenagh.

That why I'd like to see them crowned county champions this year.

leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 23/08/2022 15:04:19    2438430

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Replying To leitrimforsam:  "In the past 22 years which club haa lost the most county finals and never won the Co championship in that period.

That club is Fenagh.

That why I'd like to see them crowned county champions this year."
Fair response I didn't know that one. Would also love to see fenagh win it.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 23/08/2022 15:13:37    2438432

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Replying To Square_B:  "That's the luck of the draw I'm afraid. Up to Mohill to up their game. It's been too easy in previous years to get a quarter final spot."
In my opinion should have kept 2 groups of 5 and had only 3 qualifying from each group. Could still have gotten a "group of death" scenario but at least you were playing all the same teams as everyone else when the points are being added up.

SeanMacDiarmada (Leitrim) - Posts: 352 - 23/08/2022 21:44:20    2438491

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As much as we would lover to see different,Mohill will win the championship, last weeks blip is probably the re focus they needed! PS I hope Solan stays.

lecture250 (Leitrim) - Posts: 70 - 24/08/2022 08:30:27    2438497

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Replying To leitrimforsam:  "In the past 22 years which club haa lost the most county finals and never won the Co championship in that period.

That club is Fenagh.

That why I'd like to see them crowned county champions this year."
Fenagh have lost 2 seniors in 22 years,Manor have lost 2 more than that in a lot less time.You don't always get what you deserve.

masseyferguson (Leitrim) - Posts: 48 - 24/08/2022 11:51:51    2438537

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "Fenagh have lost 2 seniors in 22 years,Manor have lost 2 more than that in a lot less time.You don't always get what you deserve."
In the past 25 years
Manor have lost 4 Co finals
Fenagh have lost 4 Co finals.

In the past 25 years
Manor have been county champions 6 times
Fenagh haven't won it in them 25 years

WHICH of them is the most unluckiest

leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 24/08/2022 19:18:19    2438598

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "Fenagh have lost 2 seniors in 22 years,Manor have lost 2 more than that in a lot less time.You don't always get what you deserve."
In fairness Fenagh haven't won a County title since the 30's. So they're due one. Anyhow... long way to go yet.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 510 - 24/08/2022 19:30:07    2438602

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Replying To masseyferguson:  "Fenagh have lost 2 seniors in 22 years,Manor have lost 2 more than that in a lot less time.You don't always get what you deserve."
Yeah my dates were wrong.

In the past 40 years
Manor have lost 4 finals
Fenagh have lost 4 finals.

In the past 40 years
Manor has won it 6 times
Fenagh didn't win it once.

Which of them were the unluckiest

leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 24/08/2022 19:31:53    2438603

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I was a bit dubious about and confused by the new championship format. But I must say it is very exciting the open draw element is a real throwback to the old championship style but giving everyone a few games. Credit where it is due great inventive call by county board. Has any other county used this system. It could work very well at intercounty level.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 87 - 26/08/2022 10:06:12    2438727

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Replying To Backheel:  "I was a bit dubious about and confused by the new championship format. But I must say it is very exciting the open draw element is a real throwback to the old championship style but giving everyone a few games. Credit where it is due great inventive call by county board. Has any other county used this system. It could work very well at intercounty level."
Cavan use it but they've 12 teams so I'm not sure how they work it must be near enough the same as us with top two semis next 4 playoff/quarter final and then the next 2 after that must just be safe from relegation but not progress any further and bottom 4 relegation semis. I seen John Connolly wrote another poor article in the Observer talking down the new format because poor Mohill have gotten a tough draw. Fair enough they got a tough draw so far but any other year with the old format they could've been put in a group with Fenagh Ballinamore and St Marys as it was also a open draw so I don't understand the whining.
He also said Mohill are more in form then Ballinamore even tho they've both won their first champo game and lost their second game. Make it make sense!

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 26/08/2022 11:05:23    2438738

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Replying To Backheel:  "I was a bit dubious about and confused by the new championship format. But I must say it is very exciting the open draw element is a real throwback to the old championship style but giving everyone a few games. Credit where it is due great inventive call by county board. Has any other county used this system. It could work very well at intercounty level."
Something similar in longford and cavan?

3rdmidfielder (Australia) - Posts: 189 - 26/08/2022 11:40:36    2438741

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "Cavan use it but they've 12 teams so I'm not sure how they work it must be near enough the same as us with top two semis next 4 playoff/quarter final and then the next 2 after that must just be safe from relegation but not progress any further and bottom 4 relegation semis. I seen John Connolly wrote another poor article in the Observer talking down the new format because poor Mohill have gotten a tough draw. Fair enough they got a tough draw so far but any other year with the old format they could've been put in a group with Fenagh Ballinamore and St Marys as it was also a open draw so I don't understand the whining.
He also said Mohill are more in form then Ballinamore even tho they've both won their first champo game and lost their second game. Make it make sense!"
A round robin system in Cavan. Every team plays 4 games, then 8 through to the Quarter finals based on pts and score difference.
There is relegation play between bottom 2 teams. 9th and 10th place are safe

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2606 - 26/08/2022 14:41:14    2438759

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