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General discussion / Resurrection Notices
« on: November 28, 2018, 10:24:36 AM »
Fernando LaFuente - Ballybrack Utd soccer player

Died 23rd November 2018 - resurrected 27th November 2018.

GAA Discussion / JP McManus - Christmas comes early
« on: September 24, 2018, 04:50:15 PM »
100,000 to every County Board  :D

Great man.

Although is it tainted cash as it's gambling related?

GAA Discussion / Longford win NY Championship
« on: September 10, 2018, 08:58:01 AM »
Longford won their first NY Senior Championship last night in NY beating Monaghan by a point.

Longford's star performer was one Jamie Clarke, hitherto unknown, from Armagh.

He could have a future if McGeeney plays his cards right  ::)

Here is the rising star with Brian Kavanagh of both sides of the Atlantic fame.

GAA Discussion / GAA World Series
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:11:01 AM »
From Longford Twitter:

"Delighted to announce that we will be 1 of the 6 teams taking part in the @officialgaa inaugural #WorldSeries where the 6 teams play a weekend tournament on 5 continents after the All Ireland final Official announcement 2moro."

Anyone know anything more?


GAA Discussion / Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« on: March 20, 2018, 04:56:30 PM »
I came across this over the weekend:

I remember it well in a sense. Longford hosting the mighty Kerry (Kerry waived home advantage). At this time the League had QFs. Top 4 in Div 1, Top 2 in Div 2 and winners of Div 3 and Div 4 (or it could have been Div 3 North and Div 3 South)

But isn't memory terrible. There was I, thinking in my memory (having not seen it since 1984), that it was marvellous fare.

But, fcuk me, it's dreadful now that I see it again. It's a lump-a-thon on a dreadful pitch in a dreadful dank park with dreadful miserable looking people. We took an early 1-04 to 0-00 lead but Kerry reeled us in. Paidi was playing but, by all accounts, he was still hungover from going on the tear the night before.

Ireland in the 80s.  :-[

General discussion / Ever need a kebab this badly?
« on: February 04, 2018, 07:21:33 PM »
From Belfast's mean streets I believe:

Sweet Jesus.

General discussion / Haemochromatosis - the Irish curse
« on: January 25, 2018, 12:21:13 PM »

As we all get older it's time for those who haven't been looking after themselves to do so before it's too late.

Haemochromotosis can be a silent assailant. It's a high level of iron in the blood that, over time, will damage the liver and ultimately lead to liver failure

It's estimated that perhaps 1:5 of the Irish population carry the gene - so in some quarters it's know as the Irish or Celtic curse.

I was diagnosed in 2011 - well before any damage was done so I keep a constant eye on iron levels by having blood tests and getting 'drained' maybe once/twice a year.

So if you are in doubt go the GP/doctor and ask for the test and check your iron levels. Before it's took late.

Lots of information out there - I won't post any links.

GAA Discussion / O'Byrne Cup 2018
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:43:05 PM »
While the fixtures list will be out soon it has emerged that there will be no Colleges/Uni sides in the mix from 2018 onwards.

I welcome this return to the traditional format. None of your fancy dan United Nations 'students' diluting what is the greatest GAA competition of them all.

Wonder will the 'Bihatimber' competition be resurrected as well now?

GAA Discussion / Provincial Championship Draws 2018 tonight
« on: October 19, 2017, 12:52:43 PM »
If winter comes can spring be far behind?

Draw tonight live on RTE2 at 8.30 pm.

Longford hoping to draw anyone but Dublin, Meath, Kildare, Carlow, Louth, Wexford, Westmeath, Wicklow, Offaly tonight!


General discussion / 2017 Total Eclipse
« on: August 20, 2017, 11:47:49 PM »

Are you in the Winnebago over to some part where there will be a total eclipse tomorrow?

Next full eclipse visible in Ireland (the very south) will be sometime on 23 Sep 2090

General discussion / Michael Hayes - Birmingham 6
« on: July 11, 2017, 02:09:58 PM »
What an excuse for a human being  >:(

Goes on to apologise for his part in The Birmingham pub bombings, dressed in quasi military gear, then, when pressed, seems to row back and wants to take no responsibility.

I would love to see some way that he could be prosecuted* but I am sure it's impossible.

* Good Friday agreement would mean he could only serve 2 years if I recall correctly.

GAA Discussion / NFL Division 3 2017
« on: January 30, 2017, 06:47:22 PM »
In keeping with other threads just opened.

Outright winners

Tipperary          2/1
Armagh            9/4
Laois                11/4
Offaly               10/1
Longford           14/1
Sligo                 16/1
Louth                16/1
Antrim               25/1

For Promotion

Tipperary            4/6
Armagh             8/11
Laois               evens
Offaly                4/1
Longford          11/2
Sligo                6/1
Louth              13/2
Antrim            15/2

For Relegation

Antrim            1/3
Louth           11/8
Sligo             2/1
Longford        9/4
Offaly          11/4
Laois             6/1
Tipperary     10/1
Armagh       10/1

My money would (heart aside) be on Armagh and Laois to be promoted with Laois the winners
Antrim and Sligo for the basement.

My predictions for this weekend
Laois v Louth                   home win
Longford v Offaly             draw.
Sligo v Armagh                away win
Tipp v Antrim                   home win

Let the games commence


Well. Who would have thought we be still in it?

Lookin for some Cork thoughts on this one.

Hello..........hello.......anyone from Cork?

Perhaps Hardy could give us the view from Leeside, seeing as he may have now committed himself to the Longford cause.

Just for the record it would seem we have only played Cork twice in the League in living memory.

Mid 80s and early 00s

Lost both down in Cork.

After taking one Ulster scalp time to move up and take another.

100% record in Clones in the championship against Monaghan. Great win back in 2004 (ish) when it went to extra time.

Longford hammered Meath in a challenge game the other evening so that bodes well.

See ye Farney boys in Clones next Saturday.

Well - as if we haven't enough bother.

- What with a 7 million price tag on building new stands in Pearse Park due to the ones that are less than 20 years old slowing sinking into the mud
- Money wasted on a Centre of Excellence
- and James 'Bonkers' Bannon not getting a 'sayte' in ayther the Dawl or the Shannid

we have this latest clusterfcuk:

Statement issued by Longford senior team management last night.

"This statement is issued on behalf of the Longford  Senior Management Team namely Denis Connerton, Ciaran Fox, Enda Macken and Derek Ryan.

Our Management Team held a meeting on Wednesday 27th of April to reconsider our situation in regard to continuing in our role with the Longford Senior Football Team.

At our meeting we discussed the difficulties in preparing our team to compete in the Leinster Championship. Our preparation has been made seriously difficult due to the fixing of League Games involving County players on the following dates: March 16th ,17th ,19th and 20th, April 8th, 9th, 10th, 13th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 29th and May 1st.

After a productive training camp abroad funded by the players we met  with the Fixtures Committee to voice our concerns regarding players' welfare and fatigue and pleaded that Round 5 of the Club Leagues in Longford  be postponed to aid our preparation for the first round match in Leinster. We stressed that we had already lost home venue due to Glennon Brothers'  Pearse Park being unable to accommodate the expected crowd for this match even though the stadium was able to facilitate a Division 1 fixture involving our neighbours Roscommon with a very large attendance.

We further stated that our record in the Leinster Championship has been poor and as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our National League Victory surely everything that is possible within our own county to enhance our young players' chances  of progressing should be done.  Our request for postponement was not only denied  but games were fixed over three separate days  spanning from April 26th to May 1st.

This is the fourth time that a round of League Games couldn't be completed in one day. This has hampered our preparation for the Championship as we have had to cancel numerous training sessions and at this stage we unfortunately feel that we are unlikely to win the first round  versus Offaly. Therefore we feel we are now preparing for the Qualifiers and we hope our preparation for this competition will receive  greater support .Our Elite Players deserve better.

We have to  ask  how other counties manage to have much greater free time  leading up to their respective provincial championships and we can't. This was never an issue in Longford before as previous management teams got ample time to prepare."

Well eff me. I hereby surrender to AZOffaly and his colleagues as there is no point even discussing the match as it's just this side of a walk-over.

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