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Patrick McNulty RIP.

It is with sadness that I write that the president of Melvin Gaels has passed away.
Patrick was from Rossinver.
He had a wonderful gra for Melvin Park and Pairc Sean.
He had a great ability with fundraising for Melvin Gaels and the Co Board.
He used to spend hours selling tickets for Melvin Gaels and the lotto tickets for the Co Board.
A kind gentleman Patrick was so well known in North Leitrim for knocking on doors with tickets in hand.

Patrick's funeral mass was this morning (Saturday) in Rossinver with burial in the adjoining cemetery in the soil of his beloved Lovely Leitrim

Suaimhneas síoraí dá anam

leitrimforsam (Leitrim) - Posts: 66 - 03/09/2022 17:42:54    2439559

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Mike Fitzpatrick is a Leitrim man?? My Irish isn't d best just watching kilmacud vs templeogue

Zucker (Leitrim) - Posts: 105 - 04/09/2022 14:40:28    2439637

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Replying To Shaz1:  "No what I meant was that the Aughnasheelin Club put it forward to Leitrim County Board"
I thought it was Glenfarne that put it forward because they were beat in the Junior Final last year to Mohill's second team? I don't see any reason why Aughnasheelin would have put it forward as they wouldn't have gained anything by it?

leitrimlad15 (Leitrim) - Posts: 25 - 05/09/2022 14:27:16    2439754

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Replying To leitrimlad15:  "I thought it was Glenfarne that put it forward because they were beat in the Junior Final last year to Mohill's second team? I don't see any reason why Aughnasheelin would have put it forward as they wouldn't have gained anything by it?"
No it was aughnasheelin. Not sure what the junior final would have to do with it as the junior format hasnt changed. I think you might have your wires crossed

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 05/09/2022 17:02:16    2439775

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Some positive news for a Monday... Solan is staying https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/gaelic-football/gaelic-football-news/andy-moran-confirms-mike-solan-27914249

I thought he might throw his name in the hat for Roscommon but good to see he's staying.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 510 - 05/09/2022 20:19:45    2439798

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Great news that Mike is back on board. Huge for leitrim that he was many peoples fav for the mayo job and was just pipped at the post. Shows the character of the man when he is happy to come back in as number 2 in leitrim. Hopefully a good selector now Shane ward been the ideal choice I think.

Champotime18 (Leitrim) - Posts: 384 - 06/09/2022 08:07:57    2439809

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Replying To leitrimlad15:  "I thought it was Glenfarne that put it forward because they were beat in the Junior Final last year to Mohill's second team? I don't see any reason why Aughnasheelin would have put it forward as they wouldn't have gained anything by it?"
2022 Connacht Gold Senior Football Championship

Senior Football Championship to consist of 10 teams with rounds 1 to 4 to be an open draw. The draw, if possible, and at the discretion of CCC Liatroma, to take place on the weekend prior to the following weekend's set of games. The draw to factor in that each club to have two home and two away games at the round-robin stages. Teams can only play a team once in the group stages. After the round-robin games are complete the top 2 teams with the highest number of points automatically qualify for the semi-finals with the teams that finish 3rd to 6th to play off in the quarter-finals. (3rd plays 6th, 4th plays 5th) semi-finals to be open draw. The teams finishing 7th to 10th to play in relegation semi-finals (7th plays 10th, 8th plays 9th) with the two defeated teams to play the relegation final, the defeated team in this relegation final to play IFC 2023.

Achadh na Síleann CLG (Motion Passed in above-amended format)

This is copied from leitrimgaa.ie

GAA.man0_9_4 (Leitrim) - Posts: 1 - 07/09/2022 13:45:30    2439927

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perhaps glenfarne requested about players outside the first 18 not allowed play at a lower level once they feature at a higher level at the knockout stage.. I get it but would also argue that if you cannot beat another clubs second team in Leitrim, you do not belong at intermediate level, but that is just my opinion

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 331 - 07/09/2022 15:34:02    2439944

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Replying To Champotime18:  "Great news that Mike is back on board. Huge for leitrim that he was many peoples fav for the mayo job and was just pipped at the post. Shows the character of the man when he is happy to come back in as number 2 in leitrim. Hopefully a good selector now Shane ward been the ideal choice I think."
In fairness the favourite for the Mayo job got it (McStay) and 2nd in the running was Dempsey who will likely be next in line to take over once McStays term is over.

Opportunity for league promotion in 2023 if Leitrim are good enough to grab it.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 759 - 07/09/2022 18:17:33    2439963

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "perhaps glenfarne requested about players outside the first 18 not allowed play at a lower level once they feature at a higher level at the knockout stage.. I get it but would also argue that if you cannot beat another clubs second team in Leitrim, you do not belong at intermediate level, but that is just my opinion"
I really think they need to change the rules for who can play junior etc. My own club have two 18 year olds (first year) one of which was a prominent player on last years county team that started the first senior champo game and haven't played one since. I can't see them getting played again in the senior championship maybe a few mins at the end of the game. But with this format that first championship game which has now ruled out there eligibility for junior football will be there last game of the year. We are really shooting ourselfs in the foot by not giving young footballers as much football as possible. I really hope someone proposes a rule change for the players under the age of 21. either let them play all the football they can or put in a rule that after starting 3 senior/intermediate games they're ruled out for junior. Cause reasons like getting one champo game for the year is why lads will walk away from the sport.

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 08/09/2022 08:25:03    2439988

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "I really think they need to change the rules for who can play junior etc. My own club have two 18 year olds (first year) one of which was a prominent player on last years county team that started the first senior champo game and haven't played one since. I can't see them getting played again in the senior championship maybe a few mins at the end of the game. But with this format that first championship game which has now ruled out there eligibility for junior football will be there last game of the year. We are really shooting ourselfs in the foot by not giving young footballers as much football as possible. I really hope someone proposes a rule change for the players under the age of 21. either let them play all the football they can or put in a rule that after starting 3 senior/intermediate games they're ruled out for junior. Cause reasons like getting one champo game for the year is why lads will walk away from the sport."
Surely it's the club managers prerogative to make sure he gets game. Either by holding him off till 18 have played or give him time in the other championship games. The county board can be expected to support the the whims of every club manager. As the joke goes…..Paddy made his own sandwiches.

Backheel (Leitrim) - Posts: 87 - 08/09/2022 13:55:26    2440030

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Replying To Backheel:  "Surely it's the club managers prerogative to make sure he gets game. Either by holding him off till 18 have played or give him time in the other championship games. The county board can be expected to support the the whims of every club manager. As the joke goes…..Paddy made his own sandwiches."
agreed. county board is not at fault if some clubs have 30 odd players at training pushing for first team places and a player loses form and is dropped. if you hold back a young lad for junior you could be pushing an older fella into the same situation, if he is only good for 10 minutes fair enough but if they can offer more it is not really fair either.
I get the U21 rule but think it would bring us full circle of 2nd teams always winning Junior A and knocking out teams in Intermediate

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 331 - 08/09/2022 15:25:18    2440047

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Replying To gaelsboy:  "agreed. county board is not at fault if some clubs have 30 odd players at training pushing for first team places and a player loses form and is dropped. if you hold back a young lad for junior you could be pushing an older fella into the same situation, if he is only good for 10 minutes fair enough but if they can offer more it is not really fair either.
I get the U21 rule but think it would bring us full circle of 2nd teams always winning Junior A and knocking out teams in Intermediate"
Another rule I think should be brought in have Senior, Intermediate, Junior for first teams only and reserve championship for second teams similar to how we ran off the league

southleitrim_mafia (Leitrim) - Posts: 103 - 09/09/2022 08:36:11    2440090

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Replying To southleitrim_mafia:  "Another rule I think should be brought in have Senior, Intermediate, Junior for first teams only and reserve championship for second teams similar to how we ran off the league"
good suggestion, they do this in Dublin and there were some uneven draws but it was probably due to the sheer playing numbers and amount of teams, no promotion/relegation due to covid etc but I think that it is starting to balance out now.
But it would mean reducing the amount of teams per competition, losing some clubs their senior/intermediate status which may not allow it through, I know it works in league but clubs are more concerned about championship status than league

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 331 - 09/09/2022 12:59:29    2440133

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Do any of you believe that if Sligo and Leitrim amalgamated at senior level that they'd win Connaught?

Let's give the new amalgamation the name "Slí-trim"; slí, meaning way from Gaelic and 'trim' meaning in good shape; the way to be fit, and straight away you've already a psychological advantage over boring names like Galway, Mayo and the common Ros.

Exciting times ahead if the two counties could manage to pull this amalgamation off.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1404 - 10/09/2022 17:16:01    2440250

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Mohill completely a class above Aughawillian this evening, same names on Willie's team sheet for last 7-8yrs. Keith Beirne up there with the best forwards ever to play for Leitrim. Compare both teams and maybe two or three Willies players max make that Mohill team.

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 10/09/2022 19:57:14    2440269

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Do any of you believe that if Sligo and Leitrim amalgamated at senior level that they'd win Connaught?

Let's give the new amalgamation the name "Slí-trim"; slí, meaning way from Gaelic and 'trim' meaning in good shape; the way to be fit, and straight away you've already a psychological advantage over boring names like Galway, Mayo and the common Ros.

Exciting times ahead if the two counties could manage to pull this amalgamation off."
There's no appetite for that. Wishful thinking

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1169 - 10/09/2022 20:39:13    2440271

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Replying To Weaternpro:  "Mohill completely a class above Aughawillian this evening, same names on Willie's team sheet for last 7-8yrs. Keith Beirne up there with the best forwards ever to play for Leitrim. Compare both teams and maybe two or three Willies players max make that Mohill team."
Was at the game and the Willies are finished as much as it kills me to say it but Mohill aren't ahead if you can some what limit Keith to a few points. There conceding way too many scores

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 229 - 10/09/2022 21:04:28    2440274

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Two potentially cracking quarter finals , Mohill and Ballinamore probably would have rather avoided each other at this stage but whoever comes through will go into the semi final with huge momentum, think Ballinamore will just edge it. Carrick should have too much for Aughawillan but I think the Willie's will give them a huge test but their defence is very leaky this year and that as well as Carricks surerior strength in depth should see them through .
I expect Manor and Melvin Gaels to win relegation semi finals as well. Are all these games going to be next weekend?

JimmyNail (Leitrim) - Posts: 120 - 11/09/2022 11:34:45    2440296

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Replying To JimmyNail:  "Two potentially cracking quarter finals , Mohill and Ballinamore probably would have rather avoided each other at this stage but whoever comes through will go into the semi final with huge momentum, think Ballinamore will just edge it. Carrick should have too much for Aughawillan but I think the Willie's will give them a huge test but their defence is very leaky this year and that as well as Carricks surerior strength in depth should see them through .
I expect Manor and Melvin Gaels to win relegation semi finals as well. Are all these games going to be next weekend?"
No final round of Intermediate next weekend

Weaternpro (Leitrim) - Posts: 15 - 11/09/2022 14:35:02    2440314

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