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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Mullinalaghta putting 6-11 up against Carrickedmond and winning by 21 points !!!! also noteworthy from the weekend. It's not often you see a team score 6 goals in senior league."
You're better than this. It's Carrickedmond, who are really an intermediate team. The scoreline is the opposite of what you are claiming, for them to only score 11 points against such poor opposition proves the point posters are making here that Mullinalaghta are coming to an end. A few years ago their points tally would be over 20 at their ease

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 224 - 30/05/2023 11:28:33    2482825

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "You're better than this. It's Carrickedmond, who are really an intermediate team. The scoreline is the opposite of what you are claiming, for them to only score 11 points against such poor opposition proves the point posters are making here that Mullinalaghta are coming to an end. A few years ago their points tally would be over 20 at their ease"
Think they might have eased up when the half dozen goals started going in! I don't disagree that Mullinalaghta are on the decline after an incredible spell at the top, but they are not a spent force yet and you can easily win a Longford title by being cute enough to know how to close out games in knockouts, which they are still frustratingly good at that.

As for this weekend... expecting a good result against Carlow. Draw or win gives home advantage in next round, and all potential opponents are very beatable, so well worth the effort. Bit of momentum now and things could get interesting.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 01/06/2023 18:17:12    2483444

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Lads, what is going on in Ballymore this year? They are flying it in the league and gave us a bit of a beating. We were missing a few players but still, I expected us to take the 2 points. That emphatically did not happen.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1257 - 02/06/2023 10:40:55    2483522

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Replying To Spinx:  "Lads, what is going on in Ballymore this year? They are flying it in the league and gave us a bit of a beating. We were missing a few players but still, I expected us to take the 2 points. That emphatically did not happen."
Some impressive performances in the Division 2 League! Surely walk the junior based off these results.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 94 - 02/06/2023 10:58:43    2483536

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Replying To honda15:  "Some impressive performances in the Division 2 League! Surely walk the junior based off these results."
They should but things can change they should win junior though

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 271 - 04/06/2023 23:47:39    2484085

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What was that yesterday ? Absolutely no fight in that team and some strange decisions coming from the line. I don't post often but questions need to be asked.

Rorty (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 05/06/2023 14:11:56    2484165

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Jesus, no comments here on the game in Portlaoise yesterday? Or is the forum shut down over the weekend…?

Very depressing either way. Away to Newry next Saturday will surely bring down the curtain on a season that started so promisingly.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4088 - 05/06/2023 20:20:41    2484220

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Just gone from bad to worse. when Longford football starts to take a beating from Carlow we have hit rock bottom.
A 6+ point defeat in Newry is a given now!! Lads where do we go from here? one of the worst years in recent memory!!

Garmin (Longford) - Posts: 88 - 06/06/2023 09:05:21    2484275

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Replying To keeper7:  "Jesus, no comments here on the game in Portlaoise yesterday? Or is the forum shut down over the weekend…?

Very depressing either way. Away to Newry next Saturday will surely bring down the curtain on a season that started so promisingly."
The decision to go with a starting 15 all the way through the O'Byrne cup doesn't look great and really gave the look of a false dawn for this team for the season, the harsh reality is that we are a division 4 county with the playing resources to match. There have been very few successful county underage teams in the last number of years and trying to get the best panel of players together seems impossible for the last two management teams. Darker days may lie ahead yet

keepitlit (Longford) - Posts: 36 - 06/06/2023 09:23:58    2484279

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Replying To Garmin:  "Just gone from bad to worse. when Longford football starts to take a beating from Carlow we have hit rock bottom.
A 6+ point defeat in Newry is a given now!! Lads where do we go from here? one of the worst years in recent memory!!"
The reason we lost is that Longford did not (& have not) a gameplan. Carlow did. Carlow were able to break at speed when they gain procession. Tore down through the centre of our defence (which everyone did all year). We had no answer.
Who is at fault for this.

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 296 - 06/06/2023 11:54:13    2484354

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Replying To keeper7:  "Jesus, no comments here on the game in Portlaoise yesterday? Or is the forum shut down over the weekend…?

Very depressing either way. Away to Newry next Saturday will surely bring down the curtain on a season that started so promisingly."
Think all round shocking on wsr m think more subs be used earlier too

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 271 - 06/06/2023 12:51:41    2484380

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Replying To keepitlit:  "The decision to go with a starting 15 all the way through the O'Byrne cup doesn't look great and really gave the look of a false dawn for this team for the season, the harsh reality is that we are a division 4 county with the playing resources to match. There have been very few successful county underage teams in the last number of years and trying to get the best panel of players together seems impossible for the last two management teams. Darker days may lie ahead yet"
Will christie go or staying on not saying our resources aijt issue butbsome decisions couldnt understand on the line all year whoever was making them. Why not use more subs on warm day too we were beat anyway in last 10 15 minutes. When you loose some top players doesnt help either.

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 271 - 06/06/2023 12:54:44    2484385

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I've often wondered what would happen if you gathered the best players in the county and didn't bother giving them any game plan or direction. Now I know. Down will put us out of our misery.

The lads don't go out to lose, but they are not being sent out to win. Very frustrating!

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 505 - 06/06/2023 15:51:48    2484470

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "I've often wondered what would happen if you gathered the best players in the county and didn't bother giving them any game plan or direction. Now I know. Down will put us out of our misery.

The lads don't go out to lose, but they are not being sent out to win. Very frustrating!"
Their not the best players in the county first off all but youre right they were sent out with no instruction. Carlow should of hammered us only good thing to get from going to that match was a tan!! Only going to get worse hearing coming out that nearly all of the older players are finishing up after this year quinn gallagher collumb fox mimnagh all retiring

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 236 - 06/06/2023 16:40:53    2484492

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I see Fr.Manning Gaels are looking to expand their grounds and build on extensions and new facilities. Good to see some sort of ambition in Longford GAA. I hope its not another false dawn in Longford GAA but its hard to see it all coming true realistically.

ballymore1967 (Longford) - Posts: 65 - 09/06/2023 12:49:18    2485110

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Hard to know what to make of the new format for All Ireland series and Taulteann Cup. I don't think it has captured the imagination of the public at all. The Gaelic is way behind the hurling for quality and entertainment. Too many dead rubbers.
Longford haven't been setting the world alight. Maybe the local connection with the two counties on Sunday might provide some sort of spark. But the record doesn't look good for us.

Clonee_Kicker (Longford) - Posts: 17 - 09/06/2023 13:30:38    2485118

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Replying To Clonee_Kicker:  "Hard to know what to make of the new format for All Ireland series and Taulteann Cup. I don't think it has captured the imagination of the public at all. The Gaelic is way behind the hurling for quality and entertainment. Too many dead rubbers.
Longford haven't been setting the world alight. Maybe the local connection with the two counties on Sunday might provide some sort of spark. But the record doesn't look good for us."
There isn't too many dead rubber's with 3 teams going through. I agree there is no real interest in it until it comes into the 1/4 finals and pure knockout games. Same would be said for All Ireland series

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 346 - 09/06/2023 14:14:48    2485126

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Replying To Clonee_Kicker:  "Hard to know what to make of the new format for All Ireland series and Taulteann Cup. I don't think it has captured the imagination of the public at all. The Gaelic is way behind the hurling for quality and entertainment. Too many dead rubbers.
Longford haven't been setting the world alight. Maybe the local connection with the two counties on Sunday might provide some sort of spark. But the record doesn't look good for us."
What local connection? I can't see past a big win for Down. Longford have pulled off big shocks before when completely written off but I think this time is different unfortunately

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 224 - 09/06/2023 14:14:49    2485127

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Replying To williesboy:  "There isn't too many dead rubber's with 3 teams going through. I agree there is no real interest in it until it comes into the 1/4 finals and pure knockout games. Same would be said for All Ireland series"
I'm not a fan of a group of 4 where three teams qualify. It's been done in our own county and make for games that lack punch. Teams can afford to lose twice and still get into the next round.
Maybe there's an incentive for a team to finish top of the group to guarantee a quartet final spot.

Clonee_Kicker (Longford) - Posts: 17 - 10/06/2023 07:40:42    2485223

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "What local connection? I can't see past a big win for Down. Longford have pulled off big shocks before when completely written off but I think this time is different unfortunately"
Not a big connection that many outside of my own club might be aware of but the Down chairman is from Killoe.
Agreed it's a big ask for Longford to pull this one off in Newry

Clonee_Kicker (Longford) - Posts: 17 - 10/06/2023 07:43:21    2485224

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