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Replying To iluvspuds:  "Pretty sure he started playing with the county senior team from the age of 18?

Did Paul Barden do similar a few years later?"
Paul won Man of the Match in 98 Minor final and the following month made his senior County debut against Carlow I think in the League.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 13/12/2021 21:03:56    2392752

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Replying To iluvspuds:  "Pretty sure he started playing with the county senior team from the age of 18?

Did Paul Barden do similar a few years later?"
Yeah, Paul made his debut in a league game against Carlow a month after winning the man of the match in the Minor Final. He was actually out of action for about 6 months leading up to the Minor quarter final after getting an operation on his shoulder. Apparently he had dislocated it about 3 times in the space of a year and had to get it operated on to try and prevent it from constantly happening.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 14/12/2021 09:46:28    2392775

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https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/playing-football-is-an-addiction-longfords-barden-30914606.html

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 14/12/2021 09:49:15    2392776

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Replying To Spinx:  "Paul won Man of the Match in 98 Minor final and the following month made his senior County debut against Carlow I think in the League."
Anyone know who the youngest player to make the Longford senior team is ( say from 68 on). Enda Barden was very young I think , Ciaran Fox , Conor Berry another couple that come to mind.

catchturnscore (Longford) - Posts: 131 - 14/12/2021 10:33:47    2392785

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Michael Hussey would of been 18 or 19. I think he made his debut in the League the year after the Leinster Minor win. I'm not sure if that Minor year was a one hit wonder or if he just believed all the hype and fell off the rails. He had an unbelieveable year at intercounty Minor and then just disappeared.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 14/12/2021 11:21:17    2392793

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Replying To Spinx:  "From what I can remember these were the underage clubs of the 1990's.

Abbeylara/Mullinalaghta - Northern Gaels
Ardagh/Moydow Harpers - St. James
Ballymahon/Forgney - Leo Caseys
Ballymore - Ballymore Shamrocks
Carrickedmond - St. Sinneachs
Cashel - Cuchullains (not sure if this included Killashee - they then became Southern Gaels in 1998)
Clonguish- Lough Forbes Gaels
Colmcille - St. Colmcilles
Dromard- St. Francis
Fr. Manning Gaels - St. Vincents
Granard - Granard
Kenagh - St. Dominics
Killoe - Killoe
Legan Sarsfields - Legan Casements
Longford Slashers - St. Michaels
Mostrim- Wolfe Tones
Rathcline - Shannon Gaels
Sean Connollys - Clonbroney
Shroid Slashers - St. Mels
Young Grattans - Grattan Gaels"
Leo Caseys was Ballymahon's underage, not a joint Ballymahon/St. Munis minor club. The Ballymahon/Forgney Minor club was formed in 1999 and is now Ballymahon Forgney Gaels. Cuchullains was Cashels minor club, not an amalgamation with Killashee. The Minor club in Killashee lapsed for a year or so in the 1990's and was reformed from 1995. Cuchullains and Killashee Minor clubs eventually came together as Southern Gaels near the end of the 1990's. St. James was a combined Ardagh/Moydow Minor Club from mid 1990's (I think) until around 2012 when they separated back into individual clubs (St. Patricks Óg and Moydow Óg). They are now both St. Patricks Óg since the two clubs formally merged everything a few years ago.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 157 - 14/12/2021 15:25:17    2392820

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Cracking Under 19 Championship final in the park today. Congrats to Killoe on a great win. A fantastic game to pull the curtain down on the season and on some exciting 'football in December'.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 157 - 18/12/2021 21:59:39    2393228

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Cracking Under 19 Championship final in the park today. Congrats to Killoe on a great win. A fantastic game to pull the curtain down on the season and on some exciting 'football in December'."
You have really taken that football in December comment to heart! With this win and underage so strong in Killoe there surely will be plenty of senior football in the decembers to come once lads dont get carried away
Great win for Killoe by all accounts an excellent match. Will the county board keep this u19 competition or will it be a once off? As said before I hope age grades go back to the way they used to be. Was that addressed at convention I haven't seen anything anywhere

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 142 - 19/12/2021 11:18:45    2393239

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Replying To slasher9:  "You have really taken that football in December comment to heart! With this win and underage so strong in Killoe there surely will be plenty of senior football in the decembers to come once lads dont get carried away
Great win for Killoe by all accounts an excellent match. Will the county board keep this u19 competition or will it be a once off? As said before I hope age grades go back to the way they used to be. Was that addressed at convention I haven't seen anything anywhere"
I've taken it deep into my soul.
Is the Under 19 a one-off or does it replace Under 20 or what is the story there? I too would be keen to know what happened with the 'grades' motion at the county convention. Was there a vote or was it deferred?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 157 - 20/12/2021 19:05:30    2393359

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Replying To Therein2010:  "Do you mean the 2013/2014 Northern Gaels team . As a group only beaten once from U 12 to minor. Should have lost the drawn final to Clonguish, but blitzed them in replay. Lost a semi final to St Vincent's in 2012 despite been 5 points upwith 10 minutes to go that prevented them winning 5 or 6 in a row. Also won
in 2015.."
That 2014/14 Northern Gaels were the best underage team I've seen play in the last 30 years. That team never lost a game from u12 to Minor in there own age group. About 12 of that starting team that lost against Drumlish were only turning 16 in that game in 2012. 11 of the starting team featuring on the victorious Leinster Minor League winning team for Longford.

They won the u14 Feile, Leinster u16 League and most of them backboned Cnoc MhuireAll Ireland winning team in 2013.

All 15 of the starting team from that year featured in County Finals with Mullinalaghta and AbbeyLara from 2016-2018.

7/8 players played in the Leinster final for Mullinalaghta.

Longfordman9 (Longford) - Posts: 4 - 21/12/2021 17:34:34    2393428

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Not sure what the story is with the U 19. I think it was a last minute decision. Can see the grades changing back to what they used to be. Good win for Killoe alright, always good to win something. From what I heard from a neutral Clonguish were missing a couple of starters and apparently there is only one player overage from the team on Sunday for next year. If both clubs keep things right they will be battling it out between themselves for the next 10-15 years at senior.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 21/12/2021 20:14:58    2393446

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Replying To Spinx:  "Not sure what the story is with the U 19. I think it was a last minute decision. Can see the grades changing back to what they used to be. Good win for Killoe alright, always good to win something. From what I heard from a neutral Clonguish were missing a couple of starters and apparently there is only one player overage from the team on Sunday for next year. If both clubs keep things right they will be battling it out between themselves for the next 10-15 years at senior."
I had assumed it was last minute too but apparently it was scheduled to be played earlier in the year and was shifted to the end of the year instead. The key question is whether it replaces Under 20 (the cup for U20 championship was presented to the Killoe captain last Sunday). It may just be a temporary tournament making use of an available cup this year, I don't know. Wouldn't seem to make any sense to get rid of Under 20 in favour of Under 19 (which changes the administration of that competition from Senior board to Minor board too). Is that level of flexibility even allowed at county level? I thought Minor Boards were strictly Under 17 and below?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 157 - 22/12/2021 10:38:41    2393462

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Heard some news last week but didn't think it was true until I seen the panel for today's game. Liam Connerton, Robbie Smyth and Colm P opted off the panel. There is talk also that Jack Duggan was not called up and now he's been linked with a transfer to Roscommon where his father is a selector.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 08/01/2022 10:18:24    2394059

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Replying To Spinx:  "Heard some news last week but didn't think it was true until I seen the panel for today's game. Liam Connerton, Robbie Smyth and Colm P opted off the panel. There is talk also that Jack Duggan was not called up and now he's been linked with a transfer to Roscommon where his father is a selector."
Add Rian Brady, David McGivney, Gary Rodgers and Donnie Mc to that list.

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 185 - 08/01/2022 12:39:11    2394080

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Replying To williesboy:  "Add Rian Brady, David McGivney, Gary Rodgers and Donnie Mc to that list."
Why are so many players opting off panel can someone tell me?.

Kuga (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 08/01/2022 19:04:29    2394127

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I stand corrected on Jack Duggan, I've been told he is part of the panel this year. But the other lads are not. Not sure if it's just taking a break or if they aren't convinced by the new management team.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 967 - 09/01/2022 12:41:06    2394179

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Who else is on the panel that wasn't names on yesterdays match day panel?

Looking at the team that played Meath the following players weren't named yesterday. Enda Macken, Andrew Farrell, Daniel Mimnagh, Kevin Diffley, David McGivney, Donal McElligot, Robbie Smyth, Rian Brady, Liam Connerton and Peter Lynn.

Thats 10 players. Are none of these going in or are they injured?

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 80 - 09/01/2022 15:36:17    2394212

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Replying To Mull93:  "Who else is on the panel that wasn't names on yesterdays match day panel?

Looking at the team that played Meath the following players weren't named yesterday. Enda Macken, Andrew Farrell, Daniel Mimnagh, Kevin Diffley, David McGivney, Donal McElligot, Robbie Smyth, Rian Brady, Liam Connerton and Peter Lynn.

Thats 10 players. Are none of these going in or are they injured?"
Kevin Diffley and Robbie both at the game along with Daniel Mimnagh who hasn't yet decided what he'll do. Donie Mc has retired from County. Still hopes Rian Brady and David Mc Givney will commit for the year. Gary Rogers has also retired from County

Therein2010 (Longford) - Posts: 28 - 09/01/2022 18:13:20    2394256

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great start to the year yesterday, very exciting stuff but early days. i would echo the concerns of the above posters but sadly im not surprised. this is commonplace across all clubs from people i speak to. young men just dont want to committ anymore. though from talking to a few yesterday i think some of the names mentioned are coming back just taking an extended break, rogers, brady, smyth all will be back for the league

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 142 - 09/01/2022 18:25:01    2394259

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Replying To Therein2010:  "Kevin Diffley and Robbie both at the game along with Daniel Mimnagh who hasn't yet decided what he'll do. Donie Mc has retired from County. Still hopes Rian Brady and David Mc Givney will commit for the year. Gary Rogers has also retired from County"
Wrong on Mimnagh, wherever you get your info from. Rodgers, Brady and McGivney are not playing.

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 185 - 10/01/2022 09:56:52    2394333

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