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Replying To GAALONGFORD:  "Think the Bertie Allen was a competition early in the year without county players. Basically to avoid the current situation of teams playing league games without county players."
Yes. I was thinking back to when the Bertie Allen cup was for the team who topped the league. League matches had county players and there was certainly a bit of bite to the games. Wouldn't be unusual to see well over 1000 people at a match in Cullyfad, Clonee, Farneyhogan or Monaduff.
Hard to keep track of the cup change in names. Why do the County Board need to change the names for competitions or swap cups around. It only ends up degrading the cup and the memory of a great gaelic man like Bertie Allen who gave so much to Longford football.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 14/05/2022 11:09:14    2416965

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Yes. I was thinking back to when the Bertie Allen cup was for the team who topped the league. League matches had county players and there was certainly a bit of bite to the games. Wouldn't be unusual to see well over 1000 people at a match in Cullyfad, Clonee, Farneyhogan or Monaduff.
Hard to keep track of the cup change in names. Why do the County Board need to change the names for competitions or swap cups around. It only ends up degrading the cup and the memory of a great gaelic man like Bertie Allen who gave so much to Longford football."
Not as hard as you might imagine to keep track. A google search and voila... link.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 14/05/2022 16:04:41    2417036

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Congratulations to the Hurlers' team & management on qualifying today for the Lory Meagher Final, particularly after losing in the 1st round against Leitrim. Hopefully they will be well supported & can get over the line against Louth next weekend in Croke Park.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 14/05/2022 16:32:20    2417043

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Not as hard as you might imagine to keep track. A google search and voila... link."
Cheers for that, that's a new one for me. I'll have a read through.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 18 - 14/05/2022 18:07:04    2417053

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Replying To GAALONGFORD:  "Think the Bertie Allen was a competition early in the year without county players. Basically to avoid the current situation of teams playing league games without county players."
Bertie Allen Cup was originally for the team who topped Div 1. When Martin Skelly was Chairman of the County Board they brought in competitions for each Division without County players. The Bertie Allen was then changed to that competition for Div 1 teams and Martin Skelly brought in the Skelly Cup for the Div 1 winners. Why not just have the Skelly Cup for the winners of the new competition?? No need to look too much into that!!!! The Bertie Allen is now downgraded to a Reserve Cup or something like that. By right the Div 1 winners should be playing for the Allen Cup and not the Skelly Cup.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 969 - 14/05/2022 18:42:03    2417061

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Not as hard as you might imagine to keep track. A google search and voila... link."
U must be on comission sharing that site longfordgaaabu lol

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 15/05/2022 08:19:07    2417145

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Replying To slasher9:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Not as hard as you might imagine to keep track. A google search and voila... link."
U must be on comission sharing that site longfordgaaabu lol"
If there is another link with the cups info on it, I would gladly share it to help the previous poster. Thats the one i found when i googled the topic.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 15/05/2022 18:29:44    2417315

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Congrats to the hurlers on getting to the Lory Meagher final.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 15/05/2022 18:30:41    2417316

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Good draw, home advantage a big help. Probably the best draw we could have gotten except maybe for Down given how terribly things are going there.
Do people think this competition will get the buy in? I hope it is given a chance. Anyone I've spoken to thinks it's the right way forward

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 17/05/2022 18:52:29    2418238

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Tailteann Cup against Fermanagh is confirmed as Saturday 28th May at 6:30pm in Pearse Park. I think we have only ever played Fermanagh twice before in Championship... back in 1996 in the All Ireland B Championship final which we lost after a replay (in Carrick I think). Played them 4 times in league in last 10 years with 1 win, 1 draw and 2 losses. Should be a competitive enough game.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 18/05/2022 18:27:44    2418520

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "Good draw, home advantage a big help. Probably the best draw we could have gotten except maybe for Down given how terribly things are going there.
Do people think this competition will get the buy in? I hope it is given a chance. Anyone I've spoken to thinks it's the right way forward"
Maybe London might also have been more favourable draw.


Just on the timing off it, 6.30pm on same day as Champions League Final and Heineken Cup final,GAA really arent giving it much of a chance, will do well to get 500 there id say if league match between two was anything to go by.

Be interesting to see the prices of tailteann cup games

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 964 - 18/05/2022 20:28:13    2418539

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Replying To macca999:  "Maybe London might also have been more favourable draw.


Just on the timing off it, 6.30pm on same day as Champions League Final and Heineken Cup final,GAA really arent giving it much of a chance, will do well to get 500 there id say if league match between two was anything to go by.

Be interesting to see the prices of tailteann cup games"
Game is at 5.30 and regardless of the champions league final you wouldn't get 500 at it. Longford are very poorly supported. Be lucky if you had 150 longford supporters at it

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 190 - 19/05/2022 11:24:31    2418623

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Traveling support heading to Longford for the Tailteann Cup at 6:30pm will miss the European Champions Cup Final (starts 4:45pm) and the Champions League Final (starts 8pm). Great timing GAA!!!!!!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 178 - 19/05/2022 13:57:46    2418710

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Apologies, games throws in at 5.30pm(hoganstand have it listed for 6.30pm)

dont think Dublin V Mayo would be fixed for same time if had to play that weekend. Great planning by GAA having round one on such a busy sporting weekend with 4 provincial final also,Tailteann Cup bound to get so much coverage!!

Let's face it, this particular cup competition has all the makings of let's run this damn thing off as quickly as possible so can focus on the big counties who bring in the €€€ and pull that ladder up further from rest.

Be interesting to see the prices of tailteann cup games saying as Mr Carthy so concerned about cost of supporters with North South Divide in Tailteann Cup"

macca999 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 964 - 19/05/2022 15:05:56    2418735

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Traveling support heading to Longford for the Tailteann Cup at 6:30pm will miss the European Champions Cup Final (starts 4:45pm) and the Champions League Final (starts 8pm). Great timing GAA!!!!!!"
And the lads at the rugby and soccer won't see the Longford game either.
Jesus, you just can't win around here

on the 40 (Longford) - Posts: 156 - 19/05/2022 15:06:18    2418736

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Traveling support heading to Longford for the Tailteann Cup at 6:30pm will miss the European Champions Cup Final (starts 4:45pm) and the Champions League Final (starts 8pm). Great timing GAA!!!!!!"
The game is at half 5, over at 7 plenty of time for away support to get near home for most off the liverpool match and plenty of places to pull in along the way it its necessary. Gaa cant cater to everything have to get on with our own games. clashing with rugby wont effect crowds

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 19/05/2022 15:09:38    2418737

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What's the story with the club championship this year? It better not be 5 group gams again. Completely ruins the championship.

BABBAN (Longford) - Posts: 5 - 20/05/2022 09:34:29    2418840

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Congrats to the hurlers on getting to the Lory Meagher final."
Yeah, had to do it the hard way after narrowly losing the league final against Fermanagh & then disastrously against Leitrim in the Lory Meagher 1st round the following week. Subsequently had to win 4 games on the trot to qualify for the final…which they did! Tomorrow I think is their 9th competitive match in 10 weeks!!!

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 20/05/2022 15:42:17    2419022

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Hopefully a Ros and Longfird double tomorrow.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 312 - 20/05/2022 15:55:08    2419028

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Replying To BABBAN:  "What's the story with the club championship this year? It better not be 5 group gams again. Completely ruins the championship."
Dont see the problem gives clubs plenty of games especially after being without county players so long. Should only be 10 teams but there working to that I believe

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 150 - 20/05/2022 16:55:45    2419044

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