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Is Clonbonny the place where we played an under 21 game one night a few years ago because it had the only lights in the County. It is out in Lough Ree way beyond Ballymahon. Surely this time a more suitable venue with an early start could have been found even if we have to bring flashlamps in case of penalties.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1566 - 06/01/2022 20:02:59    2393866

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Replying To Ollie2:  "I would like to wish all the Wee County Hoganstand posters a Happy Christmas and peaceful New year. I'm on here since 2005 and the forum is slowly dying of death. Since it's the season to pick your favourite moments, here is my favourite Louth team of the last 16 years.

1. Neil Gallagher
2. John O Brien
3. Alan Page
4. Aaron Hoey
5. Razor Finnegan
6. Colin Goss
7. Adrian Reid
8. Paddy Keenan
9. Ronan Carroll
10. Andy Mc Donnell
11. Sam Mulroy
12. Darren Clarke
13. Colm Judge
14. Shane Lennon
15. JP Rooney"
Ollie, I know he played his last Louth game in 2003 but he was instrumental in Joes winning Joe Ward in 2006 so I would include the late great Stephen Melia RIP, in my favourite team for that period. Not sure who to leave out.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1566 - 06/01/2022 20:18:26    2393868

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Replying To 19616609:  "Ollie, I know he played his last Louth game in 2003 but he was instrumental in Joes winning Joe Ward in 2006 so I would include the late great Stephen Melia RIP, in my favourite team for that period. Not sure who to leave out."
Stephen Melia played with Louth from 1984 to 2001. He holds the record appearance with the Wee County with 179 matches. He was captain when Louth won the Division 2 title against Offaly in 2000. If it was any other Louth team he would def be on it but I am picking it from 2005 because thats the year I first joined Hoganstand.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 07/01/2022 13:28:11    2393940

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Replying To Ollie2:  "Stephen Melia played with Louth from 1984 to 2001. He holds the record appearance with the Wee County with 179 matches. He was captain when Louth won the Division 2 title against Offaly in 2000. If it was any other Louth team he would def be on it but I am picking it from 2005 because thats the year I first joined Hoganstand."
Got it Ollie. Happy New Year.
Stephen was one of the best men on the Clans.field that wet day in 2006.I know his inter county days were over.
Do you where Clonbonny is?

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1566 - 07/01/2022 21:50:48    2394043

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Replying To 19616609:  "Got it Ollie. Happy New Year.
Stephen was one of the best men on the Clans.field that wet day in 2006.I know his inter county days were over.
Do you where Clonbonny is?"
Have you the team that lined out today 1961?

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5822 - 08/01/2022 17:01:28    2394112

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Ollie found Clonbonny ok. It's in the surburbs ol Lanesboro. A nice pitch with a wee stand. Lots of Stewart's directing traffic etc. Well done to organising group.
Our line out :-
Niall Carrie Hunterstown
Dan Corcoran Gers
Donal McKenny Mary's
Niall Sharkey Glyde
Lenny Grey Pats
Sean Healy Jocks
Conal McKeever Clans
Conor Early O.P.
Tommy Durnin
Liam Jackson Matys
Eoghan Callaghan Jocks
Jack Murphy Pats
Jay Hughes Dreads
Conal McCaul Joe's
Ryan Burns Hunterstown

Ollie would this qualify as the most inexperienced team fielded since 2005 ?
They played very well for 45 inutes and were 6 points up ay that stage. Then wholestage changes were made with some of the better lads replaced. I think they were just trying out as many as possible before the league.
Best were D. Corcoran,C McKeever, C .Early, L Jackson, E. Callaghan,J. Murphy and R. Burns,who is coming back to what we used to know

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1566 - 09/01/2022 11:56:57    2394170

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Replying To 19616609:  "Ollie found Clonbonny ok. It's in the surburbs ol Lanesboro. A nice pitch with a wee stand. Lots of Stewart's directing traffic etc. Well done to organising group.
Our line out :-
Niall Carrie Hunterstown
Dan Corcoran Gers
Donal McKenny Mary's
Niall Sharkey Glyde
Lenny Grey Pats
Sean Healy Jocks
Conal McKeever Clans
Conor Early O.P.
Tommy Durnin
Liam Jackson Matys
Eoghan Callaghan Jocks
Jack Murphy Pats
Jay Hughes Dreads
Conal McCaul Joe's
Ryan Burns Hunterstown

Ollie would this qualify as the most inexperienced team fielded since 2005 ?
They played very well for 45 inutes and were 6 points up ay that stage. Then wholestage changes were made with some of the better lads replaced. I think they were just trying out as many as possible before the league.
Best were D. Corcoran,C McKeever, C .Early, L Jackson, E. Callaghan,J. Murphy and R. Burns,who is coming back to what we used to know"
Thanks 1961

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5822 - 09/01/2022 15:50:53    2394216

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Started well and then fell asleep, a lot of regulars missing and some taken off, maybe the hard training got to them? Interesting to see how this week pans out.

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 39 - 10/01/2022 10:18:28    2394338

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Replying To 19616609:  "Got it Ollie. Happy New Year.
Stephen was one of the best men on the Clans.field that wet day in 2006.I know his inter county days were over.
Do you where Clonbonny is?"
Here is my fav Louth team from the past 50 years.

1. Gerry Farrell
2. Leslie Toal
3. Stephen Melia
4. Danny Nugent
5. John O Brien
6. Aidan Wiseman
7. Razor Finnegan
8. Paddy Keenan
9. Seamus O Hanlon
10. Benny Gaughran
11. Aaron Hoey
12. Damien Reid
13. Stefan White
14. JP Rooney
15. Colin Kelly

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 10/01/2022 21:22:27    2394470

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Replying To 19616609:  "Ollie found Clonbonny ok. It's in the surburbs ol Lanesboro. A nice pitch with a wee stand. Lots of Stewart's directing traffic etc. Well done to organising group.
Our line out :-
Niall Carrie Hunterstown
Dan Corcoran Gers
Donal McKenny Mary's
Niall Sharkey Glyde
Lenny Grey Pats
Sean Healy Jocks
Conal McKeever Clans
Conor Early O.P.
Tommy Durnin
Liam Jackson Matys
Eoghan Callaghan Jocks
Jack Murphy Pats
Jay Hughes Dreads
Conal McCaul Joe's
Ryan Burns Hunterstown

Ollie would this qualify as the most inexperienced team fielded since 2005 ?
They played very well for 45 inutes and were 6 points up ay that stage. Then wholestage changes were made with some of the better lads replaced. I think they were just trying out as many as possible before the league.
Best were D. Corcoran,C McKeever, C .Early, L Jackson, E. Callaghan,J. Murphy and R. Burns,who is coming back to what we used to know"
It would not be far off 19616609. 8 points up at half time and only to score 2 points in the second half with Longford getting the 2 goals were the big difference. Jay Hughes looks a good prospect. On to Parnell Park next. By the way Happy belated New year to your goodself.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 10/01/2022 21:26:15    2394472

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Watched the game vs the Dubs last night on BeoSport, great service and option for this time of year! Very poor Louth team and performance, particularly in the 1st half! At no stage did they even attempt to play some football. A lot of lads look completely out of their depth…even the "improved" second half team left a lot to be desired! Ciaran Byrne's form was only positive to take away from last nights game.

Colin66 (Louth) - Posts: 55 - 13/01/2022 15:36:03    2394773

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Any ideas when local club fixtures are out for winter league and also divisions 1 to 6?

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 445 - 13/01/2022 20:44:52    2394825

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Replying To Colin66:  "Watched the game vs the Dubs last night on BeoSport, great service and option for this time of year! Very poor Louth team and performance, particularly in the 1st half! At no stage did they even attempt to play some football. A lot of lads look completely out of their depth…even the "improved" second half team left a lot to be desired! Ciaran Byrne's form was only positive to take away from last nights game."
Ah here - Some of these lads never played with Louth before! Missed a few chances also.
Yes, the goals was not good especially the 2nd one.

3rd Q was very good and Byrne was on fire.

They are Div 3 after all and only up from Div 4.

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 39 - 13/01/2022 20:53:34    2394828

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How many will come back for the Laois game? Sam is a big loss if still injured?

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 39 - 17/01/2022 08:31:19    2395226

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Replying To MR2:  "How many will come back for the Laois game? Sam is a big loss if still injured?"
MR what team would you go with if everyone was fit and available? I would start with this one:

1. Martin McEneaney
2. Dan Corcoran
3. Dermot Campbell
4. Donal Mc Kenny
5. Conor Faulkner
6. Anthony Williams
7. Leonard Grey
8. Tommy Durnin
9. Casey Byrne
10. Jay Hughes
11. Sam Mulroy
12. Ciaran Downey
13. Ciaran Keenan
14. Conor Grimes
15. Ryan Burns

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 18/01/2022 20:23:15    2395507

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Replying To Ollie2:  "MR what team would you go with if everyone was fit and available? I would start with this one:

1. Martin McEneaney
2. Dan Corcoran
3. Dermot Campbell
4. Donal Mc Kenny
5. Conor Faulkner
6. Anthony Williams
7. Leonard Grey
8. Tommy Durnin
9. Casey Byrne
10. Jay Hughes
11. Sam Mulroy
12. Ciaran Downey
13. Ciaran Keenan
14. Conor Grimes
15. Ryan Burns"
No Eoghan O Callaghan Ollie?

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5822 - 19/01/2022 15:53:46    2395630

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Replying To Greengrass:  "No Eoghan O Callaghan Ollie?"
He would be my super sub Greengrass.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 19/01/2022 17:08:45    2395644

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Replying To Ollie2:  "MR what team would you go with if everyone was fit and available? I would start with this one:

1. Martin McEneaney
2. Dan Corcoran
3. Dermot Campbell
4. Donal Mc Kenny
5. Conor Faulkner
6. Anthony Williams
7. Leonard Grey
8. Tommy Durnin
9. Casey Byrne
10. Jay Hughes
11. Sam Mulroy
12. Ciaran Downey
13. Ciaran Keenan
14. Conor Grimes
15. Ryan Burns"
I think this 3 are out Ollie
12. Ciaran Downey 13. Ciaran Keenan 14. Conor Grimes

It is a Pity we have so many injuries, I am just hoping that all these games do not suit Laois.

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 39 - 20/01/2022 13:47:22    2395741

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Replying To MR2:  "I think this 3 are out Ollie
12. Ciaran Downey 13. Ciaran Keenan 14. Conor Grimes

It is a Pity we have so many injuries, I am just hoping that all these games do not suit Laois."
The rumour going around the Bull is that James Califf is back in the Louth squad but this time as a goalkeeper.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 577 - 25/01/2022 19:35:11    2396469

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This new format is just dead for us all, How will Louth do on Sunday?

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 39 - 25/01/2022 20:47:00    2396479

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