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Replying To williesboy:  "Quinn has been the most consistent player in longford for the last 2/3 years"
Think you are on your own with that opinion , even Killoe people would say Darren has been our most consistent player. Add in been our top scorer as well

Therein2010 (Longford) - Posts: 28 - 06/03/2022 17:57:45    2404105

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Replying To williesboy:  "Quinn has been the most consistent player in longford for the last 2/3 years"
He is not far off, but I'd opt for Gallagher too. Quinn carries the ball into trouble a lot, for county and club, and ends up losing possession at important times when he is trying too hard to grasp a game. He uses the outside of his boot pass far more often than he should when easier more accurate kicks are on. This looks great when it comes off, but it fails just as much as it works. He takes a lot of 45's and rarely scores them. Maybe doesn't seem to have the cleverness in his play which would have put hit right at the top level. This is nit picking, as he is a fantastic player for us all the same and it would be a massive loss for us if he was not there. He has the natural ability and skill, no doubt about that. I think Gallagher pips him as being the better player in the last few years, he might not be as naturally talented, but is a serious worker and accurate as hell.

botheyesclosed (Longford) - Posts: 104 - 08/03/2022 12:45:11    2404438

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Badly beaten today while Westmeath got back to winning ways.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 12/03/2022 21:12:40    2405081

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Its going to come down to that final game against Laois in Portlaoise. Loser goes down.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 12/03/2022 21:45:54    2405090

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Its going to come down to that final game against Laois in Portlaoise. Loser goes down."
There is the the possibility that a draw will do Laois. It'll make for an exciting finish but its been a very frustrating year so far. Huge opportunity to get promoted has been lost in a really weak division 3. Instead some people will consider it a good year to stay in division 3. With expectations like that how will the county every progress. The players are constantly run down but they showed the potential that is in the group last week by beating comprehensively a team that will quite likely get promoted.

I wasn't at the game yesterday but it looks like we were second best from start to finish.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 13/03/2022 10:32:39    2405107

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Replying To Mull93:  "There is the the possibility that a draw will do Laois. It'll make for an exciting finish but its been a very frustrating year so far. Huge opportunity to get promoted has been lost in a really weak division 3. Instead some people will consider it a good year to stay in division 3. With expectations like that how will the county every progress. The players are constantly run down but they showed the potential that is in the group last week by beating comprehensively a team that will quite likely get promoted.

I wasn't at the game yesterday but it looks like we were second best from start to finish."
Games like this were your travelling 3 hours or more are won or lost in the first 10/15 minutes of the match. Giving away a penalty so early and quick points after left a mountain to climb

Therein2010 (Longford) - Posts: 28 - 13/03/2022 14:33:03    2405134

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i made the journey saturday, to say that was disappointing would be mild. the loss of quinn was obviously a huge blow but i dont think any one player could of turned around the lack of effort right round the pitch. right from the off the body language was terrible. we dont know what goes on in training but the team selection was very questionable. hughes and doherty should both be starters so should diffley now hes fit again. crash back to reality after mullingar. we have to win both matches now to be sure of staying up. a win against wicklow with a loss to laois would relegate us. we are favourites for the drop again.
credit to antrim, they were lethal and punished every mistake. they have also done great work with corrigan park

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 14/03/2022 08:56:50    2405303

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Replying To slasher9:  "i made the journey saturday, to say that was disappointing would be mild. the loss of quinn was obviously a huge blow but i dont think any one player could of turned around the lack of effort right round the pitch. right from the off the body language was terrible. we dont know what goes on in training but the team selection was very questionable. hughes and doherty should both be starters so should diffley now hes fit again. crash back to reality after mullingar. we have to win both matches now to be sure of staying up. a win against wicklow with a loss to laois would relegate us. we are favourites for the drop again.
credit to antrim, they were lethal and punished every mistake. they have also done great work with corrigan park"
A win and a draw would be enough to survive if Fermanagh lose both remaining games (which they probably will). But I can't see this Longford side getting a draw in Portlaoise. Would be heroic stuff if we pulled it off, but the odds are sadly against it.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 14/03/2022 15:16:47    2405408

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Our defending today was terrible. I'm actually nearly speechless after that. I didn't see that result coming. I hope our "Performance Coach" can prove his worth and help them to lift their heads next week. Maybe its all part of a masterplan, a Laois man against Laois on the last day of the year relegates them to stick it to all the Laois people that don't rate him.

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 20/03/2022 16:49:04    2405944

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Replying To Mull93:  "Our defending today was terrible. I'm actually nearly speechless after that. I didn't see that result coming. I hope our "Performance Coach" can prove his worth and help them to lift their heads next week. Maybe its all part of a masterplan, a Laois man against Laois on the last day of the year relegates them to stick it to all the Laois people that don't rate him."
My God, we're going backwards! And after a great result by our U17s yesterday :( Wicklow kicked 2.0 points FFS.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 20/03/2022 19:02:42    2405986

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Can longford survive in Div 3 if we beat Laoise I think the winner on the day overrides scoring difference

gaasport (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 20/03/2022 19:47:08    2406005

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Not that simple - if two teams tied its straightforward head to head - so if Longford beat Laois then they will survive if only the two teams.

But Fermanagh on 5pts too, So if they lose to Limerick ( and Longford beat Laois) then its a 3-way tie on 5pts...... and Longford have a bad points difference.

So basically need to beat Laois and hope Fermanagh get a draw or win in Limerick.

Not looking good, but you never know..

Solo_Run (Leitrim) - Posts: 174 - 20/03/2022 20:20:25    2406020

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Replying To gaasport:  "Can longford survive in Div 3 if we beat Laoise I think the winner on the day overrides scoring difference"
They can, but don't be rushing down to the bookies...

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 20/03/2022 20:21:04    2406021

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Just when I thought this manager couldn't take us any lower.

Ward30 (Longford) - Posts: 40 - 20/03/2022 20:33:31    2406028

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Replying To gaasport:  "Can longford survive in Div 3 if we beat Laoise I think the winner on the day overrides scoring difference"
If Longford beat Laois and Wicklow do not win, Longford survive on the head to head.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2915 - 20/03/2022 21:05:39    2406042

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Replying To Solo_Run:  "Not that simple - if two teams tied its straightforward head to head - so if Longford beat Laois then they will survive if only the two teams.

But Fermanagh on 5pts too, So if they lose to Limerick ( and Longford beat Laois) then its a 3-way tie on 5pts...... and Longford have a bad points difference.

So basically need to beat Laois and hope Fermanagh get a draw or win in Limerick.

Not looking good, but you never know.."
Fermanagh are on 6 points, Wicklow only possible team that can alos finish with 5 points if they can overcome Louth which looks unlikely

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 964 - 20/03/2022 21:14:15    2406048

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Replying To macca999:  "Fermanagh are on 6 points, Wicklow only possible team that can alos finish with 5 points if they can overcome Louth which looks unlikely"
Correct. Fermanagh are safe. We either beat Laois or its curtains. Quinn was a significant loss yesterday. Can't see this team turning over Laois in their own backyard in a relegation dogfight. Just not enough form or quality there, on or off the field, at the moment.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 21/03/2022 11:26:06    2406134

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Correct. Fermanagh are safe. We either beat Laois or its curtains. Quinn was a significant loss yesterday. Can't see this team turning over Laois in their own backyard in a relegation dogfight. Just not enough form or quality there, on or off the field, at the moment."
We beat Westmeath against all the odds a week after the disappointing Fermanagh performance. With Quinn back the impossible maybe possible.
Still we can have no complaints with our position at the moment. You hit the nail on the head, not enough of quality either on or off the pitch

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 185 - 21/03/2022 18:23:24    2406308

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Here's a question for the wise heads here;

How many Longford men have managed another county. A few of us were discussing this over the weekend and this is what we come up with.

Eugene McGee - Offaly
Michael McCormack - Monaghan
Declan Rowley - Leitrim
Sean Hagan - Leitrim

Is there anyone we missed out on or maybe some other Longford men, or women, that were involved with another county in some capacity?

Mull93 (Longford) - Posts: 83 - 23/03/2022 16:40:06    2406730

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Replying To Mull93:  "Here's a question for the wise heads here;

How many Longford men have managed another county. A few of us were discussing this over the weekend and this is what we come up with.

Eugene McGee - Offaly
Michael McCormack - Monaghan
Declan Rowley - Leitrim
Sean Hagan - Leitrim

Is there anyone we missed out on or maybe some other Longford men, or women, that were involved with another county in some capacity?"
I think Micheal McCormack managed Monaghan.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 23/03/2022 16:48:19    2406731

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