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Finbar Egan is an interesting one. I had never heard of him been involved before. He had a good managerial record prior to and subsequent to managing the minors.

He was in contention for the Westmeath job in 2012.

As per the Westmeath Examiner:
"Finbar Egan, meanwhile, is credited with masterminding a revolution at Maryland in recent years, steering them to an intermediate championship win in Westmeath (2008), a senior 'B' and U21 title, and maintaining their strong senior championship presence.The former Athlone boss also guided Mayo's ladies to All-Ireland glory during the 1990s."

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 20/02/2022 16:02:22    2401328

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Has the Westmeath game been refixed or is it pushed on towards the end once other games are played?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 24/02/2022 15:10:31    2402234

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There is only one weekend free between now and the league final and that is the weekend of 5th March. I'd imagine there is no choice but play the unplayed games that weekend.

It'll mean 5 weeks in a row for Longford but 6 weeks in a row for any team that will make the league final. Westmeath are in line to make league final. It'll be interesting to see if it turns out to be a positive or negative for Longford in the long run as we have Westmeath in the first round of championship. It's likely they will be more determined to have been promoted before the last round of games to allow them rest players in the last round of league.

Big game this weekend. On current form, if there is a loser then that team is going to be relegated. Longford might have a bit more room to breath with Wicklow at home still to come but the nature of the league is that it can throw up surprising results particularly in the last couple of games.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 24/02/2022 20:55:53    2402277

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Bitterly disappointing today. Never a red card for Quinn. Needed to win dat. Almost impossible task to avoid relegation. No choice but to regroup and rebuild and get on with it, but still... felt like two defeats in one today.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 27/02/2022 16:47:47    2402749

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think that is us done for now barring a miracle. quinn going was a big turning point, dont think he should of went but if you lift the arm you give the ref the opportunity to put you off. not helped by fermanagh antics. better more clinical team overall won so cant have any complaints

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 27/02/2022 17:12:41    2402755

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You could debate the red card but you certainly can't argue about the fact they came out in second half and looked even more disorganised than usual. If you are going to have a man sent off then just before half time so that you have time to sort it out is a good time for it to happen. They must have spent the 10-15 minutes talking about the red card rather than how they were going to set up because at the start of the second half we were all over the place.

The league can throw up unpredictable results but the way this Longford team is going they'll do well to beat Wicklow never mind any other team.

I must read that interview again about concentrating on the league, I must have misread it!!!!

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 27/02/2022 18:09:58    2402775

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On a more positive point today. I have seen this on Twitter.

https://longfordgaastats.ie/

Excellent work Colm, Paul and John. Huge well done on the effort you have put into this. True Longford Gaels. Its the not size of the county its the quality of the people within it that make it.

Interesting to see the information on Longford senior, under 21 managers. It fills in a lot of the gaps here.

The late Peter Crossan is referenced as been the trainer of the Longford under 21s in 1980 in Longford GAA centenary book, if you want to add him to your list.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 27/02/2022 18:18:03    2402777

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Replying To Mull93:  "On a more positive point today. I have seen this on Twitter.

https://longfordgaastats.ie/

Excellent work Colm, Paul and John. Huge well done on the effort you have put into this. True Longford Gaels. Its the not size of the county its the quality of the people within it that make it.

Interesting to see the information on Longford senior, under 21 managers. It fills in a lot of the gaps here.

The late Peter Crossan is referenced as been the trainer of the Longford under 21s in 1980 in Longford GAA centenary book, if you want to add him to your list."
More interesting why all this brilliant research is no longer available on the main Longford GAA website !!!.

Therein2010 (Longford) - Posts: 28 - 27/02/2022 19:03:23    2402791

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Replying To Therein2010:  "More interesting why all this brilliant research is no longer available on the main Longford GAA website !!!."
Given the goings on over the last few years nothing would surprise me but the lads deserve credit for doing something positive.

I rarely miss a game, maybe an odd away game if it clashes with something but I have to say the sooner this season is over the better. Longford are hard to watch this year. It looks like we'll crash out of Division 3, the competition that management have been concentrating on, having been a solid Division 3 team for the last number of years. We'll go out of Leinster Championship just as quick and without a good draw in Tailteann Cup then we won't get too many games there either.

If you really tried hard to find something positive then you might say that there are loads of young players getting games but I'm not sure how much they will get from a set-up that is inferior to many at club level within the county. Its clearly a tick box exercise with a lot of the backroom positions. Maybe the next time they look for a manager they might get and check references.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 27/02/2022 20:15:02    2402818

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What's going on?
It's the weakest division 3 in about 6 years and longford are rooted bottom with Wicklow. Yes missing 3/4 starters on last year but the division is so weak when you consider Limerick are top after 4 games. Did question the appointment at the time along with the trainer/S&C coach who all have little to no experience and it shows. Looked clueless, unfit and all over the place.
It's a pity if longford go down

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 28/02/2022 12:15:44    2402933

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Looking very bad at the moment for staying in Division 3. Pity with the progress that has been made in stabilising that position in recent years.

Clonee_Kicker (Longford) - Posts: 4 - 01/03/2022 14:59:39    2403269

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The sending-off was a game changer. I thought the referee made a hames of it because he had blown for a mark for Quinn & as he attempted to take the mark the Fermanagh player kept tackling him. In fairness, only for Gallagher we'd have been beat out the gate.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 01/03/2022 16:07:45    2403282

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Replying To Mull93:  "On a more positive point today. I have seen this on Twitter.

https://longfordgaastats.ie/

Excellent work Colm, Paul and John. Huge well done on the effort you have put into this. True Longford Gaels. Its the not size of the county its the quality of the people within it that make it.

Interesting to see the information on Longford senior, under 21 managers. It fills in a lot of the gaps here.

The late Peter Crossan is referenced as been the trainer of the Longford under 21s in 1980 in Longford GAA centenary book, if you want to add him to your list."
https://longfordgaastats.ie/ is a great resource! Thanks for that.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 01/03/2022 16:28:23    2403290

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is quinn gone for one or two games or might their be an appeal?? i think well be beaten anyway by westmeath so its focus now on antrim and wicklow. win those two and we really should be safe, unlikely other results could go against us on 5 points and put us down? it will be a massive ask to win those two and being honest i cant see us getting 4 points from them. i noticed robbie smith no longer on the programmes is he injured or no longer on the panel

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 01/03/2022 16:41:55    2403294

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Replying To slasher9:  "is quinn gone for one or two games or might their be an appeal?? i think well be beaten anyway by westmeath so its focus now on antrim and wicklow. win those two and we really should be safe, unlikely other results could go against us on 5 points and put us down? it will be a massive ask to win those two and being honest i cant see us getting 4 points from them. i noticed robbie smith no longer on the programmes is he injured or no longer on the panel"
Westmeath lost to Louth so who knows? I heard Smyth has left the panel.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 01/03/2022 21:44:46    2403343

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Looking at that excellent new stats site (well done to those involved, fierce effort gone in i'd say, it is a credit!), we hung on in Division 3 in 2017 with just 2 wins and a draw, so it is possible. We should get a result against Wicklow, and will have to raise our game a mighty amount in one of the other games and hope results elsewhere don't trip us up. Not a lost cause, but a tough few weeks ahead. We will learn plenty about what sort of motivational skills the new manager has, in the next few games.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 02/03/2022 11:29:21    2403414

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Replying To Spinx:  "What's going on over in Newtownforbes? Meeting held with players and what was supposed to be the incoming management team at the weekend. Apparently, the club are now looking for new management!"
Over in newtownforbes ? Your from newtownforbes and if you knew there was a players meeting well then i am sure you know exactly whats going on

honlongford (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 02/03/2022 12:49:15    2403445

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Replying To honlongford:  "Over in newtownforbes ? Your from newtownforbes and if you knew there was a players meeting well then i am sure you know exactly whats going on"
Since when did I up sticks and move?

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 969 - 02/03/2022 13:16:01    2403457

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Ross McNerney gone from the panel along with Robbie Smyth.

Looks like the pattern of man management that was evidenced in Sarsfields continues.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 02/03/2022 18:55:49    2403539

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He says longford aren't in a relegation fight either. Table would suggest otherwise

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 03/03/2022 12:08:43    2403604

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