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Title: FBD League 2018
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 08, 2012, 05:43:01 PM
The fixtures for the FBD Insurance Connacht Football League have been revealed.
There are two sections, with the top team from each contesting the home final. The winner gets a trip to New York.
London will not take part, having been involved this year.

Section A

Round 1 6th January
NUIG v Galway, Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Sligo v Sligo IT, Kent Park, 2pm

Round 2 13th January
Sligo v NUIG, Tourlestrane, 2pm
Galway v Sligo IT, Tuam, 2pm

Round 3 20th January
Sligo v Galway, Enniscrone, 2pm
NUIG v Sligo IT COE, Ballyhaunis, 2pm


Section B

Round 1
6th January
Roscommon v Leitrim, Elphin, 2pm

Round 2
13th January
Leitrim v Mayo, Ballinamore, 2pm
Roscommon v GMIT, Strokestown, 7pm

Round 1
16th Jan (Wed)
Mayo v GMIT, Ballinrobe, 2pm

Round 3
20th January
Leitrim v GMIT, Cloone, 2pm
Mayo v Roscommon, Ballyhaunis, 2pm

Home Final 27th January

Final 6th October New York
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on November 08, 2012, 06:27:42 PM
Mayo's first game pushed back.. rumour has it a team holiday booked stateside in early Jan? same fixtures again why the Connacht GAA can't shake up this competition i'll never know.

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Sam2011 on November 08, 2012, 07:55:42 PM
Yeah the Mayo team are going to Miami for two weeks I think on the 1st January, thats why our fixturees are pushed back. They're supposed to meeting up with Donie Bukley out there.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on November 08, 2012, 08:34:14 PM
So no to the GAA diaspora in NYC but yes to a Tanned One-style training camp in Party Town USA.  :-X
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sligoman2 on November 08, 2012, 11:36:44 PM
Interesting that all of sligos games are in the home county.
Good chance to test for new talent as we need to shake things up. We desperately need a midfielder- are you listening Adrian?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on November 09, 2012, 12:25:08 AM
Yeah the Mayo team are going to Miami for two weeks I think on the 1st January, thats why our fixturees are pushed back. They're supposed to meeting up with Donie Bukley out there.

Two week trip to Miami with upwards of 30 traveling will cost alot of money how can you afford this when you have huge debts to pay off? The best team holiday we could afford was a weekend away to Donegal.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Sam2011 on November 09, 2012, 12:38:25 AM
Yeah the Mayo team are going to Miami for two weeks I think on the 1st January, thats why our fixturees are pushed back. They're supposed to meeting up with Donie Bukley out there.

Two week trip to Miami with upwards of 30 traveling will cost alot of money how can you afford this when you have huge debts to pay off? The best team holiday we could afford was a weekend away to Donegal.

Croke Parke are paying for it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: IolarCoisCuain on November 09, 2012, 10:29:43 AM
Yeah the Mayo team are going to Miami for two weeks I think on the 1st January, thats why our fixturees are pushed back. They're supposed to meeting up with Donie Bukley out there.

Two week trip to Miami with upwards of 30 traveling will cost alot of money how can you afford this when you have huge debts to pay off? The best team holiday we could afford was a weekend away to Donegal.

Good one.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on November 09, 2012, 12:28:19 PM
more to the point what are the odds of mayo forfeiting
Round 1
16th Jan (Wed)
Mayo v GMIT, Ballinrobe, 2pm

considering any student worth his salt will be playing for a college team

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on November 09, 2012, 03:42:43 PM
The fixtures for the FBD Insurance Connacht Football League have been revealed.

Section B

Round 1
6th January
Roscommon v Leitrim, Elphin, 2pm

Round 2
13th January
Leitrim v Mayo, Ballinamore, 2pm
Roscommon v GMIT, Strokestown, 7pm  

No lights in Strokestown ????
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on November 09, 2012, 06:20:37 PM
The fixtures for the FBD Insurance Connacht Football League have been revealed.

Section B

Round 1
6th January
Roscommon v Leitrim, Elphin, 2pm

Round 2
13th January
Leitrim v Mayo, Ballinamore, 2pm
Roscommon v GMIT, Strokestown, 7pm  

No lights in Strokestown ????

I'd say 2pm & the Mayo v GMIT will be a evening throw in.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 09, 2012, 08:42:48 PM
I'll still continue my 'boycott' of the competition until there's a game played in a North Mayo venue.  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: macdanger2 on November 09, 2012, 11:06:19 PM
Hard to believe it's only ~ 9 weeks til it all starts again....... :) :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: magpie seanie on November 13, 2012, 12:36:33 PM
I'll still continue my 'boycott' of the competition until there's a game played in a North Mayo venue.  ;)


I'd extend it beyond that if I were you!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ballinaman on November 13, 2012, 12:46:42 PM
Do they change the groups around each year?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on November 13, 2012, 06:26:49 PM
Do they change the groups around each year?
Same groups for the 3rd year running & when they change it they usually just swap the college teams.

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on November 13, 2012, 09:51:20 PM
I'm fine with the groups, especially since the choice game for us is always nearby for me in Ballinlough or Ballyhaunis. The Mayo/Roscommon game is a big deal for both clubs.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on November 20, 2012, 02:28:24 PM
Talk of a Final of some competition - probably the NFL going to NY in 2014.
I'd say the GAA will be praying Mayowr don't make the Final  ;D
I would suggest the All Ireland Junior final would be the most suitable- at least the crowd wouldn't be any lower than at present.
Playing the NFL final there would mean a loss of maybe €400k to the NFL pool for distribution to the Counties.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 01, 2013, 10:15:58 AM
All set for the start of the Inter County Senior season ?
With 9 or 10 St Brigids and maybe 15 students on the panel will John Evans have enough players available to field a team at all? :o
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 01, 2013, 06:11:11 PM
All set for the start of the Inter County Senior season ?
With 9 or 10 St Brigids and maybe 15 students on the panel will John Evans have enough players available to field a team at all? :o
Was only 4 Brigids players on the panel last year & as far as i know all of 2006 minors plus Enda Kenny,Cathal Cregg have finished their studies now. Our lack of interest in competition was shown last year when only 18 players turned up/togged out v Leitrim.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2013, 06:28:21 PM
Would love to see Fintan Cregg get a run out, the same for David O'Gara if he's returned from NYC (he will be at some point this season, anyways). Paddy Brogan is still in Carlow IT but he's overage now so he may feature depending on scheduling and it'd be great to see as he was the captain in every sense of the word for the u21 team, hard as nails and no shortage of talent.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 01, 2013, 06:48:48 PM
All set for the start of the Inter County Senior season ?
With 9 or 10 St Brigids and maybe 15 students on the panel will John Evans have enough players available to field a team at all? :o
Was only 4 Brigids players on the panel last year & as far as i know all of 2006 minors plus Enda Kenny,Cathal Cregg have finished their studies now. Our lack of interest in competition was shown last year when only 18 players turned up/togged out v Leitrim.
Not that many 2006 Minors on the panel any more even with Kevin Higgins, Devaney, Fintan and O'Gara back. Domo will be sticking with Brigids I expect so after that there will be Carty, Shine and Keenan.
Word is there are 9 Brigids on the panel.
Hopefully it is a big panel at present to enable us partake in this silly tournament.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 01, 2013, 07:29:04 PM
All set for the start of the Inter County Senior season ?
With 9 or 10 St Brigids and maybe 15 students on the panel will John Evans have enough players available to field a team at all? :o
Was only 4 Brigids players on the panel last year & as far as i know all of 2006 minors plus Enda Kenny,Cathal Cregg have finished their studies now. Our lack of interest in competition was shown last year when only 18 players turned up/togged out v Leitrim.
Not that many 2006 Minors on the panel any more even with Kevin Higgins, Devaney, Fintan and O'Gara back. Domo will be sticking with Brigids I expect so after that there will be Carty, Shine and Keenan.
Word is there are 9 Brigids on the panel.
Hopefully it is a big panel at present to enable us partake in this silly tournament.


Getting 8 out of any minor panel is plentiful don't you think? Brigids the best club side in Connacht (one of the top five sides in Ireland) should have at least 8 players on the Roscommon panel. John Evans has a track record of giving youth a chance and he's got plenty of underage talent in Roscommon to choose from.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2013, 08:42:29 PM
I can't fathom this idea I've heard out of a few people that we 'don't have many of the 2006 minors left'. Besides Cregg's taking a year off last season to focus on getting healthy and on his title-chasing club the only time the eight minors have be absent from the panel has been holidays.

We have had an incredible retention rate from a single minor team and despite any misgivings I had about the holiday exodus because of their disallusionment with Newton and the Galway defeat I'm very grateful for the years upon years they've given to the cause.

Most are yet to reach their peak and a fit David O'Gara can not be underestimated in his value to the panel, even half-fit against Tyrone in 2011 he was impressive and in half a game against Galway last year he was our best player outside Cregger.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 01, 2013, 10:02:09 PM
I can't fathom this idea I've heard out of a few people that we 'don't have many of the 2006 minors left'.

I think you'll find it was because only 3 of them were left on the panel for the 2012 qualifiers and one of them was quite inactive to say the least - a kind of non playing player if you like.
Anyway it's good to have 8 there still and I'm sure they, like all the panel will have to prove themselves to Mr Evans who I believe is a no nonsense manager.

However without the St Brigids lads and the students you have to question the value of this tournament to us this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2013, 12:23:56 AM
Given how late Evans was appointed I'm sure he'll be happy any games he can get to form a better idea of the players that are available. It's the same as always with the FBD, make the players believe league starting places are up for grabs and the intensity of the players will rise. The Mayo game last year was a January game in every sense, both teams threw up big holes in their performances, but the fact it was a close rivalry game stood us in good stead going to our first NFL game against a then-fancied Tipp team.

Evans himself knows the rest of that story very well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 02, 2013, 01:40:10 PM
Sligo IT will be severely under strength for opener against Sligo. I'm hearing Eamon O'Hara is making a return. At 38 he has to be the oldest county player in the country
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: magpie seanie on January 03, 2013, 06:32:11 PM
Sligo IT will be severely under strength for opener against Sligo. I'm hearing Eamon O'Hara is making a return. At 38 he has to be the oldest county player in the country


Pretty sure he's 37 and will turn 38 in 2013 but the point still stands - amazing longevity especially when you consider his injury back catalogue.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2013, 07:44:21 PM
Sligo IT will be severely under strength for opener against Sligo. I'm hearing Eamon O'Hara is making a return. At 38 he has to be the oldest county player in the country


Pretty sure he's 37 and will turn 38 in 2013 but the point still stands - amazing longevity especially when you consider his injury back catalogue.

Tough to see David Kelly out for another league campaign. Though Sligo's season - indeed Walsh's entire tenure, honestly - will be defined by the likely Connacht final in July so although it makes the potential for a promotion push less likely it doesn't move the goalposts too much. Kelly's one of the finest forwards in the country when he's fit.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 03, 2013, 08:01:29 PM
Sligo IT will be severely under strength for opener against Sligo. I'm hearing Eamon O'Hara is making a return. At 38 he has to be the oldest county player in the country


Pretty sure he's 37 and will turn 38 in 2013 but the point still stands - amazing longevity especially when you consider his injury back catalogue.

Tough to see David Kelly out for another league campaign. Though Sligo's season - indeed Walsh's entire tenure, honestly - will be defined by the likely Connacht final in July so although it makes the potential for a promotion push less likely it doesn't move the goalposts too much. Kelly's one of the finest forwards in the country when he's fit.

David Kelly still out? What's his injury. God he's had shocking bad luck with injuries. Sligo have been robbed of his best years
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2013, 11:22:00 PM
Sligo IT will be severely under strength for opener against Sligo. I'm hearing Eamon O'Hara is making a return. At 38 he has to be the oldest county player in the country


Pretty sure he's 37 and will turn 38 in 2013 but the point still stands - amazing longevity especially when you consider his injury back catalogue.

Tough to see David Kelly out for another league campaign. Though Sligo's season - indeed Walsh's entire tenure, honestly - will be defined by the likely Connacht final in July so although it makes the potential for a promotion push less likely it doesn't move the goalposts too much. Kelly's one of the finest forwards in the country when he's fit.

David Kelly still out? What's his injury. God he's had shocking bad luck with injuries. Sligo have been robbed of his best years

It was in the Indo today, he had surgery in December to sort his ankle out. Walsh said he's definitely out for the entire league campaign but that he'll be back for the trip to London in May.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 03, 2013, 11:46:31 PM
The lad has had a horrid time of it. Always worry when I see a young lad with a string of injuries like that. A super footballer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: moysider on January 04, 2013, 12:04:54 AM

Mayo should not be allowed compete in this.

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 04, 2013, 12:55:21 AM

Mayo should not be allowed compete in this.

Poor lads.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 04, 2013, 10:10:14 PM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 04, 2013, 11:35:21 PM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win

Aka you think there's no September adventures for the Yew County this year?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: spuds on January 05, 2013, 02:53:42 AM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win

Aka you think there's no September adventures for the Yew County this year?
Recorded....
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2013, 04:33:07 AM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win

Aka you think there's no September adventures for the Yew County this year?
Recorded....

You really shouldn't try to truthiness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness) police when you're coming in from a Friday night on the tear, spuds - you do know that you recorded ck's 'prediction' and not mine...

...right?

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 05, 2013, 10:40:36 AM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win

Aka you think there's no September adventures for the Yew County this year?
Recorded....

You really shouldn't try to truthiness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness) police when you're coming in from a Friday [/b] night on the tear, spuds - you do know that you recorded ck's 'prediction' and not mine...
...right?
At 4am plus on this site........hmmm
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2013, 06:37:55 PM
I'd be pretty sure Mayo will travel this year if they win

Aka you think there's no September adventures for the Yew County this year?
Recorded....

You really shouldn't try to truthiness (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Truthiness) police when you're coming in from a Friday [/b] night on the tear, spuds - you do know that you recorded ck's 'prediction' and not mine...
...right?
At 4am plus on this site........hmmm

I can hold the heavy stuff.  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 05, 2013, 08:31:51 PM
All roads lead to Elphin tomorrow as the North Ros folks' derby against the dreaded Laythrums gets the 2013 season underway.
Delighted to see the Miley man and Fintan back on the panel and to see the "deserters" of last Summer back too. A reasonably strong team for the FBD announced and hopefully revenge against Laythrum and good performances all round from the lads.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 06, 2013, 10:57:55 AM
The lad has had a horrid time of it. Always worry when I see a young lad with a string of injuries like that. A super footballer.
As far as im aware its been the same injury all these yrs. It must of been poorly managed for it to go on for this long.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 06, 2013, 11:12:30 AM
The lad has had a horrid time of it. Always worry when I see a young lad with a string of injuries like that. A super footballer.
As far as im aware its been the same injury all these yrs. It must of been poorly managed for it to go on for this long.

Completely agree. He's at DCU too where you would expect him to receive the best rehab. Something badly wrong somewhere. Sligo co set up need to be finding answers
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 06, 2013, 01:21:20 PM
The lad has had a horrid time of it. Always worry when I see a young lad with a string of injuries like that. A super footballer.
As far as im aware its been the same injury all these yrs. It must of been poorly managed for it to go on for this long.

Completely agree. He's at DCU too where you would expect him to receive the best rehab. Something badly wrong somewhere. Sligo co set up need to be finding answers
Before last summer, i always said to people weve never seen marren on form (last 2 yrs) and a fit kelly together in a sligo forward line, usually we only have 1 star forward, like paul taylor, then sloyan, then kelly, etc.. now we are being robbed of kellys best yrs with marren peaking aswell, it is gut wrenching tbh as last yr we got a snippet of it as kelly wasnt 100%. Wait until 2014 if needs be and tell DCU to fck off.

The reality is if marren gets injured Sligo will not beat Leitrim in Carrick or might not even get out of london.

I presume everyone knows mcintyre has committed this yr, huge boost for sligo county team, it will probably take a while to settle into intercounty but hes been by far the best and most consistent club player last few yrs, i wish him all the luck in the world and gratitude.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 06, 2013, 01:59:43 PM
Our game started early Sligo 8-1 up,
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 06, 2013, 02:09:02 PM
Sligo 8-3 up at HT
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 06, 2013, 02:58:08 PM
Sligo won 14 to 5 positive start but nothing can be read into really, bigger tests ahead...
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2013, 03:02:42 PM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 06, 2013, 05:54:08 PM
Sligo IT were severely under strength today lads. Exams at the moment too. Hard to be competitive with all that going on. I was far from impressed with Sligo today either. Better team but twill be interesting to see where they are against higher opposition.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: spuds on January 06, 2013, 06:25:31 PM
Roscommon 0-5 0-6 Leitrim @ Elphin
NUIG 0-6 0-16 Galway @ Tuam Stadium
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: highorlow on January 07, 2013, 02:00:01 PM
Did Ross and Leitrim decide to have a game of soccer instead?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 07, 2013, 04:35:35 PM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
....but July style result!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 07, 2013, 09:40:11 PM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
....but July style result!

Didn't know Laythrum bate us in July .
Sh1te display yesterday which hopefully will be wake up call for a lot of lads to get the lead out and start performing.
We're certainly goin the right way about avoiding a costly trip to NY anyway.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Mano on January 08, 2013, 09:10:17 AM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
Was David Maye not playing for Sligo IT yesterday?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: magpie seanie on January 08, 2013, 05:21:17 PM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
Was David Maye not playing for Sligo IT yesterday?


He was I hear. The IT were very short but some of the younger Sligo players showed up well I hear. Managing some of these young players is crucial and I hope it's done properly as I felt some decisions with these lads last year left a lot to be desired.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 08, 2013, 05:25:01 PM
The Indo had plumped for IT, but what do they know? Didn't know Alan Costello and David MayE had emigrated, big losses for Sligo, particularly Costello.

Ros 0-04 to Leitrim 0-01, early second half. January style football.
Was David Maye not playing for Sligo IT yesterday?

Strange, the Indo had it in their preview. Is Costello definitely gone though?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Sam2011 on January 13, 2013, 11:48:08 AM
Mayo GAA team  for today:

1)   Kenneth O'Malley - Ballinrobe
2)   Michael Walsh - Ardnaree
3)   Shane McHale - Knockmore
4)   Lee Keegan - Westport
5)   Tom Cunniffe - Castlebar Mitchels
6)   Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen
7)   Richie Feeney - Castlebar Mitchels
8 )   Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
9)   Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
10) Conor O'Shea - Breaffy
11) Enda Varley - Garrymore
12) Cathal Carolan - Crossmolina
13) Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
14) Alan Freeman - Aghamore
15) Michael Conroy - Davitts

Only three from the All-Ireland final team starting, but still a strong enough team.
Looking forward to seeing M. Walsh, S. Mchale, T. Cunniffe, K. Rogers, C. O'Shea, C. Carolan and E. Regan.
It's great to have the GAA action back!!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 13, 2013, 12:34:19 PM
Anyone got the Sligo team?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: maigheo on January 13, 2013, 02:39:29 PM
leitrim 0.05 mayo 0.05 ht
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2013, 02:59:32 PM
Anyone got the Sligo team?

No, but here s the Rossie team :)

1. Geoffrey Claffey (Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach)

2. Sean McDermot (Gaeil an Iarthair)
3. Niall Carty (Na Piarsaigh)
4. Paul Gleeson (Gaeil Ros Comáin)

5. Neil Collins (Naomh Caoimhin Cáislean Riabhach)
6. James Connaughton (Naomh Crón)
7. David Keenan (Naomh Bearraí)

8. Michael Finneran (Naomh Dominic)
9. David Hoey (Naomh Aodáin)

10. Kevin Higgins (Gaeil an Iarthair)
11. Fintan Cregg (Ail Finn)
12. Matt Scally (Clann na nGael)

13. Conor Devanney (Cill Bhríde)
14. Donie Shine (Clann na nGael)
15. Cathal Cregg (Gaeil an Iarthair)


 

 
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: maigheo on January 13, 2013, 03:04:53 PM
leitrim 0.08 mayo 0.06  13 min to go.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 13, 2013, 03:32:09 PM
FT Leitrim 0-09 Mayo 0-08

FT Roscommon 1-20 GMIT 1-02

Battle for the right to be second only to the might of Leitrim next week in Ballyhaunis. All roads led to Carrick?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 13, 2013, 03:42:37 PM
Galway 0-16 Sligo IT 1-5
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 13, 2013, 04:50:59 PM
CK the team was up on sligogaa twitter and every score was updated. We won 14 to 1-9. Good 1st half, not unusual collapse 2nd half.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 13, 2013, 04:57:56 PM
Good win for the rossies today against poor opposition Fintan Cregg back after a few years out and last years U21 Scotty Oates impressed. On today's showing GMIT will be well beaten in their remaining games.

Mayo's back up forwards didn't do much better than ours did last weekend in fairness Leitrim are playing a near full strength team & are looking good for two trips to New York this year Sligo or Galway will probably fancy a trip to the big apple themselves.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 13, 2013, 08:52:17 PM
CK the team was up on sligogaa twitter and every score was updated. We won 14 to 1-9. Good 1st half, not unusual collapse 2nd half.

Decent result. 0-14 is a good score line. Roll on Nfl.
Leitrim beating Mayo was a great result
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 13, 2013, 08:58:41 PM
The only bad thing about the Ros-Sligo match-up in the first round of the NFL is Mayo-Kerry is on at the same time. Hopefully TG4 carry that one anyways, but I doubt I'll get through the match without the announcer giving the score or it spreading through the crowd.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 13, 2013, 09:09:54 PM
The only bad thing about the Ros-Sligo match-up in the first round of the NFL is Mayo-Kerry is on at the same time. Hopefully TG4 carry that one anyways, but I doubt I'll get through the match without the announcer giving the score or it spreading through the crowd.
This is the FBD League thread you silly boy.
You're some embarrassment to all Ross people worrying about missing the Rhubarbs v Kerry.  >:( :-[ :-[ :-[

Handy win today as Evans left out the lads who failed to make the grade last week.
Next week should have a biteen of bite in it as Ros face  the team Syferus love to suck up to.  ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 13, 2013, 09:37:27 PM
The only bad thing about the Ros-Sligo match-up in the first round of the NFL is Mayo-Kerry is on at the same time. Hopefully TG4 carry that one anyways, but I doubt I'll get through the match without the announcer giving the score or it spreading through the crowd.
This is the FBD League thread you silly boy.
You're some embarrassment to all Ross people worrying about missing the Rhubarbs v Kerry.  >:( :-[ :-[ :-[

Handy win today as Evans left out the lads who failed to make the grade last week.
Next week should have a biteen of bite in it as Ros face  the team Syferus love to suck up to.  ;D

Did you forget to take your Ambien today?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 13, 2013, 10:00:13 PM
The only bad thing about the Ros-Sligo match-up in the first round of the NFL is Mayo-Kerry is on at the same time. Hopefully TG4 carry that one anyways, but I doubt I'll get through the match without the announcer giving the score or it spreading through the crowd.
This is the FBD League thread you silly boy.
You're some embarrassment to all Ross people worrying about missing the Rhubarbs v Kerry.  >:( :-[ :-[ :-[

Handy win today as Evans left out the lads who failed to make the grade last week.
Next week should have a biteen of bite in it as Ros face  the team Syferus love to suck up to.  ;D

Did you forget to take your Ambien today?
Children! children!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2013, 10:13:57 PM
The only bad thing about the Ros-Sligo match-up in the first round of the NFL is Mayo-Kerry is on at the same time. Hopefully TG4 carry that one anyways, but I doubt I'll get through the match without the announcer giving the score or it spreading through the crowd.

Look. Do what you really want to do and go to the Mayo/Kerry game ;)

Of course the score will be announced by some gobshite at the Sligo/Ros game. Biggest cheer of the day will be for a Kerry win of course. Both sides can unite and enjoy that and put aside their own differences for a while.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 14, 2013, 03:48:14 PM
ill be going through roscommon a few hours before the match of ay one wants a lift down? syferus where do you want to be picked up .
ballagahdereen?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: highorlow on January 14, 2013, 04:26:51 PM
Quote
ballagahdereen?

Where is that place?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Sam2011 on January 16, 2013, 04:38:32 PM
Mayo team to play GMIT tonight:

1)   David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2)   Michael Walsh - Ardnaree
3)   Cathal Hallinan - Ballintubber
4)   Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen
5)   Tom Cunniffe - Castlebar Mitchels
6)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
7)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet
8 )   Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels
10 ) Lee Keegan - Westport
11)  Richie Feeney - Castlebar Mitchels
12)  Cathal Carolan - Crossmolina
13)  Conor O'Shea - Breaffy
14)  Alan Freeman - Aghamore
15)  Michael Conroy - Davitts

Very intersting forward lines picked.


Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 16, 2013, 06:55:43 PM
Another makeshift Mayo side only 5 All Ireland final starters playing defenders as forwards & aren't the college lads A O'Shea, K McLoughlin, J Doherty available for selection now?

Can't imagine Mayo will learn much from tonights game especially if GMIT are as bad as they were on Sunday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ballinaman on January 16, 2013, 06:59:38 PM
Would love to see Walsh nail down that corner back position over the coming months, himself and Boyle would be some combination of quality and guts down that right side. Would also free up Higgins for a more advanced roll....
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 16, 2013, 08:13:11 PM
I guess Horan is saving Higgins for a glorious homecoming on Sunday. Good to see Keith Rodgers getting some game-time too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: spuds on January 16, 2013, 08:25:45 PM
Mayo 2 14 G MIT 0 6

Alan Freeman (0:06)
Chris Barret (0:01)
Lee Keegan (0:03)
Conor O'Shea (1:01)
James Shaughnessy (0:01)
Barry Moran (0:01)
Richie Feeney (1:01)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 16, 2013, 08:31:45 PM
Sure we beat them by 16.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 16, 2013, 09:23:13 PM
Who will you be supporting on Sunday Syf?
Your own or your favourite team?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 16, 2013, 09:30:26 PM
Who will you be supporting on Sunday Syf?
Your own or your favourite team?

I was born in Portiuncula, you know.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 16, 2013, 10:15:43 PM
Sure we beat them by 16.
My car is bigger than your car na na na naa na
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 17, 2013, 04:09:32 PM
Would love to see Walsh nail down that corner back position over the coming months, himself and Boyle would be some combination of quality and guts down that right side. Would also free up Higgins for a more advanced roll....
would that be sausage,breakfast or swiss ballinaman  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Tubberman on January 19, 2013, 05:36:55 PM
Mayo and Ros teams named for tomorrow:

Mayo: Clarke, Cafferkey, McHale, Rogers, Higgins, Vaughan, Barrett, A.OShea, S.OShea, McLouglin, Feeney, Keegan, Murphy, Freeman, Doherty

Ros: Claffey;Collins;Carty;C Daly;Ward;N Daly;McKeague;Finneran;Hoey;Dineen;F Cregg;C Cregg;Smith;Higgins;Devaney


Interesting to see how Feeney and Keegan get on in the  half forward line against better opposition than GMIT provided. Murphy starting as well, his year was ended by injury before it even began last year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: maigheo on January 20, 2013, 02:31:59 PM
ros 1.04 mayo 0.06 .h.t  cregg with the goal
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Tubberman on January 20, 2013, 03:33:57 PM
A draw in Ballyhaunis. Ros 1-07 0-10 Mayo
Two late frees from Alan Murphy to level it. It won't be getting anyone too excited anyway, but I get the impression the Mayo lads are behind a lot of others in their preperation this year
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2013, 04:15:23 PM
A game we could/should have won but i guess playing Mayo away with around 10 of their All Ireland final team starting is a decent result. Will be interesting to see how many of todays lineup will start v Sligo in a few weeks the likes of Brogan,two Dalys,Keane and Smith will give Evans plenty of selection headaches. Donal Shine going off injured for a 2nd game in a row is a worry.

Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2013, 04:36:28 PM
Ref really manufactured a draw for Mayo with late fees and an apathy to clear Ros frees particularly in the final 15. Paddy Brogan - who started - would be my MotM, tough, smart and completely at home against All-Ireland level opposition. Kevin Higgins was impressive in his workrate and vision while Donie Smith showed his potential in the limited chances he got. David Hoey made an impressive cameo late on too. Hard to really pick out a weak link because everyone seemed engaged and working hard, particularly the HB, MF and HF lines in controlling so much procession, a complete reversal of recent trends.

For Mayo Donal Vaughan drove them from the half-back line. The O'Sheas were very effective in limited attacking opportunities. Mayo's free-taking is totally dependant on Cillian O'Connor so they need him to remain healthy or they will go back to the liabilities they were from placed balls before he arrived and were again today.

Very enjoyable and tough game where our defensive unity and midfield dominance was undone somewhat by poor free taking and narrow attacks that rarely offered cross field balls to spread the Mayo backs out. Evans has a great set of lungs on him and it's easy to see why he's regarded as such a good motivator. A good overall performance by us and we can look towards the Sligo game with some optimism.

Donie Shine made a surprise start but was off after 20 with a pulled hamstring again. It's likely nothing serious but I'd wonder should he have featured at all with an injury the previous week and the NFL starting in only two weeks.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 20, 2013, 06:24:57 PM
A real battle of the titans in the final. I assume its next week - anyone know the place and time?
Good win today over Galway they only scored 2 pts in the second half - the wind in enniscrone can be fierce
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2013, 10:00:55 PM
A real battle of the titans in the final. I assume its next week - anyone know the place and time?
Good win today over Galway they only scored 2 pts in the second half - the wind in enniscrone can be fierce

Heard mention of Ballyhaunis, don't know if that would mean the Centre of Excellence or Bally GAA's ground. There was FBD games in both today. Not much happens on Sunday afternoons so I might pop along if it's so local, particularly if it gives me an excuse to have a better look at the Ten Million Euro Palace.  Call it a scouting trip.  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 20, 2013, 11:52:36 PM
Will that be an all ticket affair?  :) :) :) :)
Still good to see leitrim and sligo in a final even if its the fbd
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2013, 12:27:28 AM
Will that be an all ticket affair?  :) :) :) :)
Still good to see leitrim and sligo in a final even if its the fbd

Leitrim will bring an edge because it's a rare shot at silverware. Will Sligo be minding themselves for the league match next week, I wonder?

Should be a good preview of the likely Connacht semi-final in June if Sligo name their first team.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 21, 2013, 12:19:17 PM
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2013, 02:02:48 PM
Big question now is - CAN ANYONE STOP LAYTHRUM OR SLIGO IN CONNACHT?

We might have a chance if Donie Shine is fit or someone else can kick a free over the bar.
Also hopefully Evans will have eradeicated the handpassing disease from our lads by Summer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 21, 2013, 02:58:17 PM
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Jeez I can make nothing of that
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: magpie seanie on January 21, 2013, 10:02:18 PM
Sligo v. Leitrim (Home) Final is in Markievicz Park on Sunday at 2pm. I expected us to be competitive early in the season and so it's looking. Hope we win it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 22, 2013, 02:25:53 PM
sorry should
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Jeez I can make nothing of that
 
the game is as important as Sligo and Leitrim want it to be... better?

go to www.dictionary.com if any of the words confuse you
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Rudi on January 22, 2013, 03:14:33 PM
sorry should
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Jeez I can make nothing of that
 
the game is as important as Sligo and Leitrim want it to be... better?

go to www.dictionary.com if any of the words confuse you
[/quote

You must have been smoking a serious reefer, first time around.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: spuds on January 22, 2013, 03:26:25 PM
sorry should
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Jeez I can make nothing of that
 
the game is as important as Sligo and Leitrim want it to be... better?

go to www.dictionary.com if any of the words confuse you

You must have been smoking a serious reefer, first time around.

Being passed around by looks of it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 22, 2013, 07:35:55 PM
Gods make their own importance .
both counties should Go for this playing footall is about winning things other wise you mayas well join an Aerobics class
look at rugby Leinster dumped out of the H-cup will make the amblin cup seem like the most imporant even ever by the time the final is on Same with the celtci league they can hardly bee arsed to Tog most of the time but  make the Final seem like a life or death matter.
Ulysses had more full stops-You have
 heard of Joyce I presume......Hnmmm, mabye not, judging
by your illegible scrawl
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 22, 2013, 11:14:23 PM
the FBD really are wasting their money on this competition seeing as people are far more interested in  correcting Grammar rather then discussing the matches .  but I forgot rule number 1 don't feed the Trolls
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 23, 2013, 09:52:39 AM
the FBD really are wasting their money on this competition seeing as people are far more interested in  correcting Grammar rather then discussing the matches .  but I forgot rule number 1 don't feed the Trolls
posting thrash a la Pudsy Ryan
only takes up space, a mhaceen
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ck on January 24, 2013, 10:31:27 AM
The FBD league is a worthy competition. The childish comments above are given by those who chose to be negative where possible. Fair play to FBD for their support, to suggest otherwise says allot about yee.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 24, 2013, 12:13:43 PM
That my point CK
but its only a worthy Competiton if the counties consider it so.mayo are probably the worst offenders in this regard.
firstly refusing to play the final in New york and then Scheduling thier holiday opposite the first round of games. redering one of their matches to the status of a challange  played on a wednesday night with 1/4 of a team/
funny enough that was the only game they put in a performance for 
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 24, 2013, 12:49:49 PM
The FBD league is a worthy competition. The childish comments above are given by those who chose to be negative where possible. Fair play to FBD for their support, to suggest otherwise says allot about yee.
Dont know what you mean ck.My comments  are  merely sujjesting
that when people are posting, they take into consideration that others
need to be able to read said posts.I have great time for the FBD league and
to sujjest negativity  on my part IS childish. Best of luck Sunday,and I hope we
get a final deserving of the sponsor.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: rosnarun on January 24, 2013, 03:01:24 PM
thiugh some time when you see some great FBD performers like Danny kirby not play again for the ytear you wonder abouys its worth,
though im predjudiced against it since the Day Mayo V leitrim  was cancelled 10 miniutes after it was meant to be have started na noty an apology to be heard

Quote
Dont know what you mean ck.My comments  are  merely sujjesting
that when people are posting, they take into consideration that others
need to be able to read said posts.I have great time for the FBD league and
to sujjest negativity  on my part IS childish.

I count 6 mistakes Great use of Irony there .
who knew you had a sense of humour :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: maigheo on January 27, 2013, 02:38:13 PM
leitrim 0.05 sligo 0.02 ht
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: ross4life on January 27, 2013, 03:19:33 PM
FT 8-5 well done to Leitrim their strong defensive set up has won the FBD for them, only 0-5,0-8,1-6 and 0-5 conceded.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 27, 2013, 03:22:30 PM
Congrats to Leitrim - better team wom on the day

Very poor performance from us - good warm up for the Roscommon game next week.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Lar Naparka on January 27, 2013, 04:01:40 PM
The FBD league is a worthy competition. The childish comments above are given by those who chose to be negative where possible. Fair play to FBD for their support, to suggest otherwise says allot about yee.
Dont know what you mean ck.My comments  are  merely sujjesting
that when people are posting, they take into consideration that others
need to be able to read said posts.I have great time for the FBD league and
to sujjest negativity  on my part IS childish. Best of luck Sunday,and I hope we
get a final deserving of the sponsor.
Fair play, ros, you just hammer away! ;D
I can follow your posts- most of the time anyway.
Not everyone can afford to sit back and use a spell checker etc. to fine tune what they post and there's nothing wrong with saying what you think and it's up to others to understand it or not.
I don't always agree with you but at least you come out straight and say it as you see it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: muppet on January 27, 2013, 04:12:46 PM
Well done Leitrim!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Shamrock Shore on January 27, 2013, 04:36:46 PM
Congrats to Leitrim.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 27, 2013, 04:39:13 PM
Congrats to Leitrim,

Walsh out that is all...
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Mano on January 27, 2013, 06:09:47 PM
Congrats to Leitrim,

Walsh out that is all...
A bit ott Sligonian. It's only the fbd. Game next week is more important. Let's hope lessons have been learnt from this game for a potential championship game later in the year
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 27, 2013, 08:10:40 PM
Congrats to Leitrim,

Walsh out that is all...
A bit ott Sligonian. It's only the fbd. Game next week is more important. Let's hope lessons have been learnt from this game for a potential championship game later in the year
bit ott in the context of the FBD but Mano you know and I know we're not going anywhere with Walsh and its just wasting time....a new manager, and rebuild....is best for us..we'll get false only to capitulate when it matters under Walsh...
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Buckass on January 27, 2013, 09:36:40 PM
Well done to Leitrim.they beat mayo ros and sligo to win this.theyre in great nick and with the likes of mulligan and Mckeon(midfielder) have some fine players and will give div 4 a good crack(20/1 in places).
For us it was disappointing to enjoy so much possession and only register 0-5. Easy in the walsh out call..the team look fit and the football can come.be4 throw in it was hard to figure where scores wud come from...no Kelly or Coen and marren just back from honeymoon.Mb doesn't have the pace for cf and thought chf might have suited him better.clarke looks lost there.
The lack of hittable inside targets meant we were lateral and backward passing all day. Of the positives I thought Kennedy put in a good hour with some good interceptions and a quality block.Mcintyre worked hard and could be an answer to centre back.
Coen and Ross D will strengthen matters for next weekend.lavk of potency is a concern.thought murphy should ve got earlier run...he was through on goal had f Quinn seen him in last ten.
Wud McManus at full be an option?
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: Syferus on January 27, 2013, 10:23:19 PM
2013 has the potential to come together very nicely for Leitrim. No reason promotion can't be targeted and the draw means a Connacht final is little more than another win against Sligo away from them. I wouldn't mind a first ever Roscommon-Leitrim Connacht final..
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: mayo.mick on January 28, 2013, 01:36:27 PM
Congrats, well done to leitrim. After seeing them play up in Ballinamore against us a couple of weeks ago, I had a feeling they'd go on an win it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Will whoever wins it follow Mayo's lead and NOT go Stateside?
Post by: magpie seanie on January 28, 2013, 02:36:46 PM
Well done Leitrim. Of course we would have loved to win but at least it was an additional competitive game.

I thought Murphy was injured and wasn't going to play? If he was able to play he should have cos as Buckass said I knew there'd be few scores in that team.

Anyway - FBD proved that Sligo are fit....for January which was to be expected. Game time for McIntyre (who we kinda need to work out) is a huge plus. Loads of lads to come back in now like everyone else but the FBD has served its purpose for once. I mean by that that lads who earned a shot got it, rather that just got a shot cos they played well in a few club games last summer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 30, 2013, 05:58:02 PM
Just want to add my own congrats to Leitrim. They don't have many posters on here which is a shame in a way.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: muppet on September 25, 2013, 05:26:17 PM
twitter:

emlyn mulligan ‏@emlynmulligan 38m
Re: FBD Final NY13  ''in the current climate we couldn't expect the lads to take off work ''  We could at least have been asked! #fbd #joke

emlyn mulligan ‏@emlynmulligan 19m
The most frustrating thing is having to find out via @hoganstandgaa that the trip to NY is not going ahead!

Once again players have no say!



Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Rossfan on September 25, 2013, 05:36:12 PM
Heard they were pulling out.
I presume it's for financial reasons having been there already in May.
It would never be that any Co board offeeshul couldn't get time off work  :-X
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Syferus on September 25, 2013, 05:39:15 PM
twitter:

emlyn mulligan ‏@emlynmulligan 38m
Re: FBD Final NY13  ''in the current climate we couldn't expect the lads to take off work ''  We could at least have been asked! #fbd #joke

emlyn mulligan ‏@emlynmulligan 19m
The most frustrating thing is having to find out via @hoganstandgaa that the trip to NY is not going ahead!

Once again players have no say!


Shamblolic shite by the county board trying to pass it off as being worried about players' jobs and not even telling them it was cancelled. As the organisers it should be Connacht GAA funding the winners' trip, not the winning county. They make it into a punishment by shackling individual counties with the costs. It'd be a worthwhile reward for a team if they applied it correctly.

A kick in the teeth after a season that turned very bitter for Leitrim.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 25, 2013, 06:07:21 PM
Jays, the New York folk will be angry with Leitrim for not going over this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: muppet on September 25, 2013, 07:16:31 PM
Jays, the New York folk will be angry with Leitrim for not going over this year.

Well done Farr!

You win this year's BDF Cup.

You win a trip to see Stephenite in Oz and you are bringing all of the Mayo posters here with you. Stephenite has been really looking forward to this so please don't let him down.
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Qwerty28 on September 25, 2013, 09:45:10 PM
Fairly sure you could round up 15 Leitrim men in New York for the game....not every year Leitrim have a chance to lift 2 trophies in the one year!
Title: Re: FBD League 2013... Well done Leitrim
Post by: Syferus on September 25, 2013, 10:16:35 PM
Fairly sure you could round up 15 Leitrim men in New York for the game....not every year Leitrim have a chance to lift 2 trophies in the one year!

Did they make two different trophies for the same tournament? Did someone get a little drunk when they were drawing up plans for the FBD?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 07, 2013, 08:06:54 PM
I wonder will they do a shake up of the groups and give some north Mayo venue a game!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: ballinaman on November 08, 2013, 09:32:24 AM
I wonder will they do a shake up of the groups and give some north Mayo venue a game!
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Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: Syferus on November 08, 2013, 11:37:38 AM
Hope not.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: moysider on November 08, 2013, 10:58:50 PM
I wonder will they do a shake up of the groups and give some north Mayo venue a game!

Maybe Healy Park will get a game   ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: magpie seanie on November 11, 2013, 02:57:27 PM
Maybe it should be run on a blitz format with all the games over one weekend in the Prenty Bowl Connacht Centre of Excellence. Coke and Tayto for the winners. A week off work for the losers.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: Rossfan on November 12, 2013, 03:13:38 PM
Saturdays next year buckeens -

Saturday 4 January
Roscommon v Sligo It, 2pm
Mayo v NUIG, 2pm
Galway v Sligo, 2pm
Leitrim v GMIT, 2pm

Saturday 11 January
NUIG v Roscommon, 2pm
Mayo v Sligo IT, 2pm
Sligo v GMIT, 2pm
Galway v Leitrim, 2pm

Saturday 18 January
Sligo IT v NUIG, 2pm
Roscommon v Mayo, 2pm
Leitrim v Sligo, 2pm
Galway GMIT, 2pm

Saturday 25 January
Final
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2013, 03:34:28 PM
At least they kept the West Ros-East Mayo Classic on the schedule. Besides that I'm not bothered but the winners of Ros-Mayo should make the final.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: moysider on November 13, 2013, 12:46:11 AM
At least they kept the West Ros-East Mayo Classic on the schedule. Besides that I'm not bothered but the winners of Ros-Mayo should make the final.

Whatever, it s just a few challlenge games.

I ve been in 'haunis and in the 'lough more often than I d care to admit and enjoyed the fix at the time. But the FBD is a beaten docket.

I ve immediate family instructed to shoot me even if I even suggest I might be going to another FBD game ever - even if my mother was selected to start :'(  Mondays are bad enough but an eff bd game will stack it up earlier again.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on November 13, 2013, 11:55:36 AM
Maybe we should try and win it this year  :D

 Connacht Council have conceded defeat in their bid to stage the FBD League 'away' final in New York.

Provincial secretary John Prenty informed the Irish Daily Star that they had no choice but to scrap the game as it was costing in the region of €50,000 per annum.

Leitrim (2013) and Mayo (2012) both refused to fulfil the fixture with Mayo fined €10,000.

This year's winners Leitrim - who travelled to the 'Big Apple' for a Connacht championship clash in May - escaped punishment because they had given the Connacht Council plenty of notice of their decision not to travel.

Some crowd of Offeeshuls travelling in May I suspect  ::)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: mayo.mick on November 13, 2013, 11:23:20 PM
Saturdays next year buckeens -

Saturday 4 January
Roscommon v Sligo It, 2pm
Mayo v NUIG, 2pm
Galway v Sligo, 2pm
Leitrim v GMIT, 2pm

Saturday 11 January
NUIG v Roscommon, 2pm
Mayo v Sligo IT, 2pm
Sligo v GMIT, 2pm
Galway v Leitrim, 2pm

Saturday 18 January
Sligo IT v NUIG, 2pm
Roscommon v Mayo, 2pm
Leitrim v Sligo, 2pm
Galway GMIT, 2pm

Saturday 25 January
Final

Connacht GAA seem to have different dates??  ???

Link; http://www.connachtgaa.ie/news.php?s=np&storyid=841&cat=24

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014
05-01-2014 (Sun)

Round 1

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 Roscommon v Institute of Technology Sligo
14:00 Mayo v N.U.I. Galway
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B
14:00 Galway v Sligo
14:00 Leitrim v Galway Institute of Technology
12-01-2014 (Sun)

Round 2

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 N.U.I. Galway v Roscommon
14:00 Mayo v Institute of Technology Sligo
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B
14:00 Sligo v Galway Institute of Technology
14:00 Galway v Leitrim
19-01-2014 (Sun)

Round 3

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 Institute of Technology Sligo v N.U.I. Galway
14:00 Roscommon v Mayo
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B

14:00 Galway v Galway Institute of Technology
14:00 Leitrim v Sligo
26-01-2014 (Sun)

Final

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014

14:00 Winner of Section A v Winner of Section B
(E.T. if Necessary)

Away final also cancelled!


     Posted: Wed 13 Nov 2013       Author: Connacht GAA
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: SLIGONIAN on November 14, 2013, 07:27:35 AM
Well Sligo gaa posted on Facebook the dates and i asked the question why saturday, didn't get a response, so i'll presume its sunday as Connacht gaa should be right, and sundays will get better crowds at those times, glad its sundays.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 14, 2013, 07:41:15 AM
Mayo v Sligo IT may well be held in Ballina.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on November 14, 2013, 10:05:49 AM
Well Sligo gaa posted on Facebook the dates and i asked the question why saturday, didn't get a response, so i'll presume its sunday as Connacht gaa should be right, and sundays will get better crowds at those times, glad its sundays.

The Connacht GAA site got the time of the Brigids-Tourlestrane game wrong and never fixed it so I wouldn't be so sure.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on November 14, 2013, 03:08:23 PM
when are the venues announced?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014 - When will the 'draw' take place?
Post by: ross4life on November 15, 2013, 08:44:30 PM


FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014
05-01-2014 (Sun)

Round 1

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 Roscommon v Institute of Technology Sligo - Elphin
14:00 Mayo v N.U.I. Galway - MacHale park
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B
14:00 Galway v Sligo - Tuam
14:00 Leitrim v Galway Institute of Technology
12-01-2014 (Sun) - Cloone

Round 2

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 N.U.I. Galway v Roscommon - Ballyforan
14:00 Mayo v Institute of Technology Sligo - Charlestown
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B
14:00 Sligo v Galway Institute of Technology - Connolly Park
14:00 Galway v Leitrim - Duggan park
19-01-2014 (Sun)

Round 3

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section A

14:00 Institute of Technology Sligo v N.U.I. Galway - Connacht GAA Centre
14:00 Roscommon v Mayo - Ballinlough
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014- Section B

14:00 Galway v Galway Institute of Technology - Pearse Stadium
14:00 Leitrim v Sligo - Ballinamore
26-01-2014 (Sun)

Final

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2014

14:00 Winner of Section A v Winner of Section B
(E.T. if Necessary)

Away final also cancelled!


     Posted: Wed 13 Nov 2013       Author: Connacht GAA

Added venues.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 15, 2013, 09:06:42 PM
Connacht GAA are losing out on my money ;D. If they played a game in a North Mayo venue, they'd have an extra bit of cash. Not surprising though, they ignored my ramblings and ravings on here about it! :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on November 15, 2013, 09:48:41 PM
Connacht GAA are losing out on my money ;D.
Will you be first in the Q for A I tickets?

hopefully ye won't be needen them for a good while
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on November 15, 2013, 11:00:37 PM
Connacht GAA are losing out on my money ;D.
Will you be first in the Q for A I tickets?

hopefully ye won't be needen them for a good while

Did  you hear the word about the new gym in Roscommon for our players? Soon we'll be able to throw over those Mayo hoors like the invasive species of Rhubarb that they are.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sans pessimism on November 16, 2013, 12:40:16 AM
Connacht GAA are losing out on my money ;D.
Will you be first in the Q for A I tickets?

hopefully ye won't be needen them for a good while

Did  you hear the word about the new gym in Roscommon for our players? Soon we'll be able to throw over those Mayo hoors like the invasive species of Rhubarb that they are.
New Gym in Ros!!!!!.....Be afraid people....Be very afraid
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on November 16, 2013, 03:19:35 PM
Connacht GAA are losing out on my money ;D.
Will you be first in the Q for A I tickets?

hopefully ye won't be needen them for a good while

Did  you hear the word about the new gym in Roscommon for our players?
I did indeed Syfín. Word is they are very happy with it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 21, 2013, 11:27:09 AM
Looks like these games will be on Sundays afterall.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2014, 01:32:28 AM
Not necessarily FBD but given Mayo's previous with NY..

Quote
Mayo to receive €65k for Big Apple trip
19 December 2013
Mayo will get funding of €65,000 for their 2014 Connacht championship clash with New York.

The money will come from a combination of Connacht Council and the New York GAA Board, while Mayo may also have to raid their own coffers to fund some of the trip. (The €65k is based on a travelling party of 41 and Mayo could opt to bring up to 30 players plus up to 20 backroom members.)

Reacting to news that Leitrim's cross-Atlantic trip in 2013 had cost them over €94,000, Connacht Council secretary John Prenty was of the opinion that too many people were brought:

"They think they're going on their holidays and they have to bring Paddy and Mick and Jack," he told The Mayo News.

"If they were going to play the Connacht championship in Hyde Park, they'd bring 40 fellas, but they bring 60 to New York.

"If it's costing them that much, it's their own fault. We calculated that the official party can be brought for €65,000. Anybody above that, that's not our problem."

http://www.hoganstand.com/Mayo/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=206676

Ah sure, they needed the money.

In fairness it's the right thing to do but why did it take the Kings of Connacht™ going over before this was offered?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 02, 2014, 10:27:22 AM
Because Syfín one J Prenty is from............. >:(
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 04, 2014, 11:21:21 PM
First Galway team of 2014. Obviously all the college lads missing and a few others.

Galway team named for tomorrow's match.

1. Thomas Healy - Corofin
2. Aonghus Tierney - Tuam Stars
3. Joss Moore - Mountbellew
4. Edwin Murray - Killanin
5. Tomas Fahy - Killererin
6. Greg Higgins - Corofin
7. Eoin Walsh - Moycullen
8. Paul Conroy - St James
9. David O'Connell - St James
10. Gareth Bradshaw - Moycullen
11. Michael Martin - Milltown
12. Mark Hehir - Milltown
13. Eoin Concannon - St James
14. Eddie Hoare - St Michaels
15. James Kavanagh - Milltown

16. Manus Breathnach - Spiddal
17. Donal O'Neill - Cortoon
18. Finian Hanley - Salthill/Knocknacarra
19. Ciaran McGrath - Corofin
20. Sean Armstrong - Salthill/Knocknacarra
21. Danny Cummins - Claregalway

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: rodney trotter on January 04, 2014, 11:31:38 PM
It will be interesting to see how  James Kavanagh gets on with Galway this year. Can be a great player on his day, probaly lacked consistency in the past.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: magpie seanie on January 05, 2014, 01:46:22 PM
Sligo team was named Friday:

FBD League Round 1, Sligo V Galway. Sunday 5th January, 2pm Tuam Stadium.

Sligo Team
1.Vincent Cadden (Coolera Standhill)
2.Gavin Gilsenan (St.Molaise Gaels)
3.Gareth Ryan  (St.Farnan’s )
4.Neil Ewing  (Drumcliffe Rosses Point)
5.Charlie Harrison (St.John’s )
6.Luke Bree   (St.Vincent’s )
7.Raymond Connolly (Coolaney Mullinbreena )
8.John Quinn (Tourlestrane )
9.Mark Quinn (St.Moliase Gaels )
10.Conor Griffin (Calry /St.Josephs
11.Mark Breheny (St.Mary’s )
12.Eoin McHugh (St.Molaise Gaels)
13.Adrian Marren (Curry )
 14.Barry O’Mahony (Coolera Standhill)
 15.Niall Murphy (Coolera Standhill)
Subs

 16.Aidan Devaney (Calry /St.Josephs)

 17.James Hynes (St.Farnan’s )

18.Mark Horkan (Drumcliffe Rosses Point)

19.Colm McGee (Tubbercurry)

20.Johnny Kelly (St.Molaise Gaels )

21.Vincent Frizzel (Bunninadden )

22.Cian Breheny (St.Mary’s)

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 05, 2014, 03:24:16 PM
Very experimental team for Sligo but that's what the fbd is for.  Well done pat for giving many of these players a chance to wear a county jersey?

What time is the game at?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 05, 2014, 03:33:27 PM
FT

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8

Decent game given the conditions and time of year. James Kavanagh got man of the match. Only scored 0-1 but did play very well in general play setting up others. Eoin Concannon must have been close to it as well. Think he scored 2-1 or 2-2. Michael Martin played well in spells. New Galway captain Paul Conroy continued his impressive form from last year. Frizzel kicked some nice frees for Sligo.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Tubberman on January 05, 2014, 03:38:37 PM
FBD Connacht League Results:
Roscommon 1-14 IT Sligo 1-14
Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8
Leitrim 1-14 GMIT 1-11.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 05, 2014, 05:15:37 PM
FT

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8

Decent game given the conditions and time of year. James Kavanagh got man of the match. Only scored 0-1 but did play very well in general play setting up others. Eoin Concannon must have been close to it as well. Think he scored 2-1 or 2-2. Michael Martin played well in spells. New Galway captain Paul Conroy continued his impressive form from last year. Frizzel kicked some nice frees for Sligo.

Nice to see, probably under-rated outside Kildare but superb on his day. No doubt will lose the robot tag now that he has found the natural footballer inside himself.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 05:38:51 PM
FT

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8

Decent game given the conditions and time of year. James Kavanagh got man of the match. Only scored 0-1 but did play very well in general play setting up others. Eoin Concannon must have been close to it as well. Think he scored 2-1 or 2-2. Michael Martin played well in spells. New Galway captain Paul Conroy continued his impressive form from last year. Frizzel kicked some nice frees for Sligo.

Nice to see, probably under-rated outside Kildare but superb on his day. No doubt will lose the robot tag now that he has found the natural footballer inside himself.

Now he'll just lose his heart. He's living in a real life Wizard of Oz sketch.


We had very few players available and were level with ITS about ten times in the match. 1-14 against what is a decent side in these conditions wasn't bad but the main this was we didn't suffer any major injuries and we got a good work-out.

Do worry about players doing double duty so early in the year with so many games to come - Conor Daly started for the U21s and the seniors this weekend.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2014, 06:43:36 PM
Defence still our achilles heel, 17 points conceded today in truth it could have been much more if we can't keep the scores down we'll continue to struggle for wins. On a positive note our forward line created and scored freely & Donie Shine who played mostly around the middle is coming into form and he'll hopefully stay injury free this year. The debut lads Ronan Stack,C Murtagh,Nally had decent games others Kelly,Burns found it tough.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 07:34:27 PM
Defence still our achilles heel, 17 points conceded today in truth it could have been much more if we can't keep the scores down we'll continue to struggle for wins. On a positive note our forward line created and scored freely & Donie Shine who played mostly around the middle is coming into form and he'll hopefully stay injury free this year. The debut lads Ronan Stack,C Murtagh,Nally had decent games others Kelly,Burns found it tough.

We coped well enough with D3 attacks last year - second lowest overall in points conceded, one less than the Farneys - to be promoted if we had a cutting edge.

Attacking play is the problem, we have talented players but apart from 2011 they never have synced up correctly. Not getting stuffed on the 45 of the opposition in D3 is going to be what defines our year. That's an epidemic in D3 football and the team that can break fast and with some semblance of a game-plan will almost surely win the given match. We allow teams to set their defences far too easily.

Evans has a good defensive head on his shoulders and he's already shown that last year. If the play moving forward improves this year we'll be going somewhere. We have players that should be able to get more than 10-13 points a game in D3 and what we scored today should be what we're targeting as an average for the league.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: commonman on January 05, 2014, 07:36:42 PM
FT

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8

Decent game given the conditions and time of year. James Kavanagh got man of the match. Only scored 0-1 but did play very well in general play setting up others. Eoin Concannon must have been close to it as well. Think he scored 2-1 or 2-2. Michael Martin played well in spells. New Galway captain Paul Conroy continued his impressive form from last year. Frizzel kicked some nice frees for Sligo.

Nice to see, probably under-rated outside Kildare but superb on his day. No doubt will lose the robot tag now that he has found the natural footballer inside himself.

Now he'll just lose his heart. He's living in a real life Wizard of Oz sketch.


We had very few players available and were level with ITS about ten times in the match. 1-14 against what is a decent side in these conditions wasn't bad but the main this was we didn't suffer any major injuries and we got a good work-out.

Do worry about players doing double duty so early in the year with so many games to come - Conor Daly started for the U21s and the seniors this weekend.

Don't know how you make that out, we had 10 championship starters from last summer playing today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 07:46:15 PM
FT

Galway 3-10 Sligo 0-8

Decent game given the conditions and time of year. James Kavanagh got man of the match. Only scored 0-1 but did play very well in general play setting up others. Eoin Concannon must have been close to it as well. Think he scored 2-1 or 2-2. Michael Martin played well in spells. New Galway captain Paul Conroy continued his impressive form from last year. Frizzel kicked some nice frees for Sligo.

Nice to see, probably under-rated outside Kildare but superb on his day. No doubt will lose the robot tag now that he has found the natural footballer inside himself.

Now he'll just lose his heart. He's living in a real life Wizard of Oz sketch.


We had very few players available and were level with ITS about ten times in the match. 1-14 against what is a decent side in these conditions wasn't bad but the main this was we didn't suffer any major injuries and we got a good work-out.

Do worry about players doing double duty so early in the year with so many games to come - Conor Daly started for the U21s and the seniors this weekend.

Don't know how you make that out, we had 10 championship starters from last summer playing today.

Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Enda Smith, Finneran, Donie Smith, Paddy Brogan injured. Mango not available. Senan Kilbride, Darren O'Malley, Ward on the bench. Compton, Caff started for DCU last night so not really options today.

Seven players made their senior debuts today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: commonman on January 05, 2014, 07:51:53 PM
I still think compared to previous years in FBD we had plenty of players available - the reality is that there is always be a handful of injuries to carry. Did Conor Daly not play for U21 yesterday rather than for DCU? I thought the DCU starters were Caff, Compton and Fintan Kelly coming on.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 07:55:43 PM
I still think compared to previous years in FBD we had plenty of players available - the reality is that there is always be a handful of injuries to carry. Did Conor Daly not play for U21 yesterday rather than for DCU? I thought the DCU starters were Caff, Compton and Fintan Kelly coming on.

Yeah, you're right. Was mixing up the U21 and DCU games so I fixed it.

It was a typical FBD line-up from what I could see. Evans will just be rotating the panel the next game and probably name as strong a side as he can for the Mayo game to get prep for the Longford tie.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 05, 2014, 08:01:33 PM
Horrendous weather and horrendous performance from us, Pat has an awful lot of work to do….
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 08:03:25 PM
Horrendous weather and horrendous performance from us, Pat has an awful lot of work to do….

Couldn't ye just pretend the IT team was the county team? Coen is back in the fold now Walsh is gone, right?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 05, 2014, 08:12:49 PM
Horrendous weather and horrendous performance from us, Pat has an awful lot of work to do….

Couldn't ye just pretend the IT team was the county team? Coen is back in the fold now Walsh is gone, right?
coen is back but he's not colm cooper and has a lot to prove at inter county level, were in bother but a lot of players to return whether thats in time or not is another thing…
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2014, 08:56:07 PM


We coped well enough with D3 attacks last year - second lowest overall in points conceded, one less than the Farneys - to be promoted if we had a cutting edge.

Attacking play is the problem, we have talented players but apart from 2011 they never have synced up correctly. Not getting stuffed on the 45 of the opposition in D3 is going to be what defines our year. That's an epidemic in D3 football and the team that can break fast and with some semblance of a game-plan will almost surely win the given match. We allow teams to set their defences far too easily.

Evans has a good defensive head on his shoulders and he's already shown that last year. If the play moving forward improves this year we'll be going somewhere. We have players that should be able to get more than 10-13 points a game in D3 and what we scored today should be what we're targeting as an average for the league.

Don't let stats fool you, Antrim couldn't kick snow off a rope last year,Cavan played a 2nd string side against us & the Monaghan game was more like rugby than GAA. We gave away easy scores against Meath,Fermanagh,Wicklow that lost us league points and that type of defensive play won't be good enough for D2 level if we ever reach that level again.

A fit Donie Shine should improve our scoring average this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 09:00:55 PM


We coped well enough with D3 attacks last year - second lowest overall in points conceded, one less than the Farneys - to be promoted if we had a cutting edge.

Attacking play is the problem, we have talented players but apart from 2011 they never have synced up correctly. Not getting stuffed on the 45 of the opposition in D3 is going to be what defines our year. That's an epidemic in D3 football and the team that can break fast and with some semblance of a game-plan will almost surely win the given match. We allow teams to set their defences far too easily.

Evans has a good defensive head on his shoulders and he's already shown that last year. If the play moving forward improves this year we'll be going somewhere. We have players that should be able to get more than 10-13 points a game in D3 and what we scored today should be what we're targeting as an average for the league.

Don't let stats fool you, Antrim couldn't kick snow off a rope last year,Cavan played a 2nd string side against us & the Monaghan game was more like rugby than GAA. We gave away easy scores against Meath,Fermanagh,Wicklow that lost us league points and that type of defensive play won't be good enough for D2 level if we ever reach that level again.

A fit Donie Shine should improve our scoring average this year.

And a fit Donie Smith too. Nevermind Senan K.

We have good players but it's at the back we made some progress in the last year, it's not the area of most concern.

It's time some progress up front.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2014, 09:35:20 PM

And a fit Donie Smith too. Nevermind Senan K.

We have good players but it's at the back we made some progress in the last year, it's not the area of most concern.

It's time some progress up front.

Our forward line needs time to gel, keeping the scores down will give us a better chance of wining games. Can you see us holding Wexford,Longford & full strength Cavan to low scores this year? i have my doubts.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2014, 09:44:59 PM

And a fit Donie Smith too. Nevermind Senan K.

We have good players but it's at the back we made some progress in the last year, it's not the area of most concern.

It's time some progress up front.

Our forward line needs time to gel, keeping the scores down will give us a better chance of wining games. Can you see us holding Wexford,Longford & full strength Cavan to low scores this year? i have my doubts.

Longford aren't as good as the other two of those, in all honesty. If we can shut Tyrone down we shouldn't be looking at Cavan or Wexford as fearsome propositions. Our best performers last year were all backs - Carty, Conor Daly, Niall Daly, Collins - so I wouldn't be pointing to the backs as the problem. They need to continue to make progress, but there are question marks over whether our forwards have made progress as a unit in the last year.

Away to Longford and home to Wexford in the first two weeks will define how much or how little help we'll need to be promoted.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 05, 2014, 11:40:29 PM

Longford aren't as good as the other two of those, in all honesty. If we can shut Tyrone down we shouldn't be looking at Cavan or Wexford as fearsome propositions. Our best performers last year were all backs - Carty, Conor Daly, Niall Daly, Collins - so I wouldn't be pointing to the backs as the problem. They need to continue to make progress, but there are question marks over whether our forwards have made progress as a unit in the last year.

Away to Longford and home to Wexford in the first two weeks will define how much or how little help we'll need to be promoted.

Not much difference between them i'd say & the Larries have Brian Kavanagh back plus some good underage forwards that are expected to make impact. The Tyrone game was almost a carbon copy of the Monaghan league game & its unlikely we'll be that cautious in the opening league games.

Individually some of our defenders have played well but collectively plenty more progress still needs to be done.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2014, 05:19:03 AM
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That's not how we play football in the beautiful west, Dinny. You'll need to sort his algorithms out because he's still within warranty.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 06, 2014, 11:58:36 AM
Lookit lads, no matter which way we spin it with late manager appointment and what have you, Sligo were ugly yesterday, really poor. It's worrying
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: magpie seanie on January 06, 2014, 01:27:44 PM
Lookit lads, no matter which way we spin it with late manager appointment and what have you, Sligo were ugly yesterday, really poor. It's worrying


The vibes I'm getting are very positive. The day I start worrying about the FBD League will indeed be a very sad day. Relax!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 06, 2014, 07:21:46 PM


We coped well enough with D3 attacks last year - second lowest overall in points conceded, one less than the Farneys - to be promoted if we had a cutting edge.

Attacking play is the problem, we have talented players but apart from 2011 they never have synced up correctly. Not getting stuffed on the 45 of the opposition in D3 is going to be what defines our year. That's an epidemic in D3 football and the team that can break fast and with some semblance of a game-plan will almost surely win the given match. We allow teams to set their defences far too easily.

Evans has a good defensive head on his shoulders and he's already shown that last year. If the play moving forward improves this year we'll be going somewhere. We have players that should be able to get more than 10-13 points a game in D3 and what we scored today should be what we're targeting as an average for the league.

Don't let stats fool you, Antrim couldn't kick snow off a rope last year,Cavan played a 2nd string side against us & the Monaghan game was more like rugby than GAA. We gave away easy scores against Meath,Fermanagh,Wicklow that lost us league points and that type of defensive play won't be good enough for D2 level if we ever reach that level again.

A fit Donie Shine should improve our scoring average this year.
Donie was v good yesterday and hopefully it's a sign that the 09/10 Donie is back.
Mixed bag yesterday - a lot of lads didn't break sweat while the new lads didn't overly impress but Nally and Stack could make the grade and should get a few NFL outings. C.Murtagh took his points well but didn't do a lot more but should also be staying a while. Defensively we were poor and loose and most of our defenders seem to only want to attack. We also gave away a silly goal and should really have put the game to bed when we went 5 or 6 up midway through the 1st half.
Also too much short stuff as rugby league is still thriving with us. :-[
Not able to beat a middlin enough College team should be a concern but it is only the FBD in January.
However improvement needed if we're to realise Syfín's over optimistic expectations. :o
Him and Evans are the only 2 people getting all excited about how good we were.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 10, 2014, 02:22:54 PM
Galway team v Lovely Leitrim

Quote
Nathan King - Ballinasloe
James Shaughnessy - Ballinasloe
Joss Moore - Mountbellew
Aongus Tierney - Tuam Stars
Sean Denvir - Micheál Breathnachs
Gareth Bradshaw - Moycullen
Tom Fahy - Killererin
Paul Conroy - St James
David O'Connell - St James
Mark Hehir - Milltown
Sean Armstrong - Salthill
Gary Sice - Corofin
Danny Cummins - Claregalway
Éoin Concannon - St James
Ian Burke -  Corofin

Thomas Healy - Corofin
Kieran McGrath -  Corofin
Finian Hanley - Salthill
Donal O'Neill - Cortoon Shamrocks
Greg Higgins - Corofin
Shane Walsh - Kilkerrin-Clonberne
James Kavanagh - Milltown
Michael Martin - Milltown
Eddie Hoare - St Michaels
Fiontán Ó Curraoin - Micheál Breathnachs
Peadár Óg Ó Gríofa - Micheál Breathnachs

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 10, 2014, 07:40:32 PM
Mayo 0.06.Nuig 0.04 H.T
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 10, 2014, 07:46:53 PM

From midwest radio.Mayo team to face NUIG is named
  Details
Created on Friday, 10 January 2014 11:40 Mayo open their 2014 season with a home game against N.U.I.G. in the FBD Connacht Senior Football League this Friday 10th January at 7.00p.m. in Elverys MacHale Park. James Horan will give senior team debuts to a number of players for this game. The Mayo Senior Football Team to play against N.U.I.G. will line out as follows:

1.)  Robert Hennelly - Breaffy (Captain)

2.)  Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen

3.)  Kevin Keane - Westport

4.)  Eoghan Reilly - Castlebar Mitchels

5.)  Brendan Harrison - Aghamore

6.)  Shane McHale - Knockmore

7.)  David Drake - Ballaghaderreen

8.)  Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber

9.)  John Reilly - Kiltane

10.)  Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

11.)  Cathal Freeman - Aghamore

12.)  Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber

13.)  Tom King - Castlebar Mitchels

14.)  Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

15.)  Mickey Sweeney - Kiltane

 

16.)  Colm Boyle - Davitts

17.)  Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

18.)  Brian Gallagher - Claremorris

19.)  Cathal Carolan - Crossmolina

20.)  Michael Conroy - Davitts

21.)  Sean Kelly - Bohola Moy Davitts

22.)  Alan Freeman - Aghamore

23.)  Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

24.)  Enda Varley - Garrymore

25.)  Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

26.)  Lee Keegan - Westport

 

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 10, 2014, 08:27:19 PM
Mayo 0.12  Nuig 1.06. F.T  Sean Kelly with the first black card for Mayo.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 10, 2014, 08:29:52 PM
Mayo 0-12 NUIG 1-06

Seán Kelly gets Mayo's first black card.
Last year's minor captain Stephen Coen makes his senior debut while his cousin finishes top scorer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2014, 08:35:02 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large. Same goes for the Kiltaine players. Don't see that very often.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sans pessimism on January 10, 2014, 08:41:58 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.
oh you wish rottie....nothing to see here-move on!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 10, 2014, 08:46:03 PM
Good to see our own John McManus (son of Tony) captain his side in MacHale park tonight. I presume all the Mayo subs tonight will start on Sunday likewise with NUIG against us.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2014, 08:47:52 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.
oh you wish rottie....nothing to see here-move on!

Very touchy. Now I'm interested.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 10, 2014, 10:08:23 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large. Same goes for the Kiltaine players. Don't see that very often.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.

Nothing to that. There were other players not there tonight also. It's the FBD!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sans pessimism on January 10, 2014, 10:09:43 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.
oh you wish rottie....nothing to see here-move on!

Very touchy. Now I'm interested.
ah.....I'd say you're the only one interested in that oul chestnut
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2014, 10:38:12 PM
Tom King and Rielly are keen to be accepting the invite to play from Jammy Horan with the Crokes game looming large.

No Richie - anything to that? At least Horan and Freeman have kissed and made up.
oh you wish rottie....nothing to see here-move on!

Very touchy. Now I'm interested.
ah.....I'd say you're the only one interested in that oul chestnut

I'm sure you wish that was the case 8)

Richie is a fine player for a redhead.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 11, 2014, 04:04:52 PM
Comedy gold , i dont know which is funnier the rossie who is trying to invent stories about  player discontent in the panel or another rossie who said they intend putting down a marker in Ballinlough sunday week.   
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 02:34:30 PM
Ros 0-11 NUIG 1-00 HT.

Mayo shaking in their boots.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 03:02:24 PM
Galway 0-05 Leitrim 0-07 well into the second half now.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: inexile on January 12, 2014, 03:10:32 PM
Galway 0-05 Leitrim 0-07 well into the second half now.

Is James Kavanagh playing?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 03:18:54 PM
Galway 0-05 Leitrim 0-07 well into the second half now.

Is James Kavanagh playing?

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Currently 1-09 to 2-06 in injury time.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 03:20:25 PM
1-10 to 2-06 FT. Leitrim win with a Mulligan free at the death. Emlyn showing his class yet again.

We won 2-13 to 1-05 in the end.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 12, 2014, 03:37:58 PM
45mins gone Mayo 1-8 IT Sligo 1-9 Evan Regan with 0-6 for the Sligo students.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 12, 2014, 03:51:13 PM
FT Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11 Freeman penalty levels it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 12, 2014, 03:55:57 PM
There will be meltdown on Mayo gaa blog over this result
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 03:56:54 PM
Titanic winner takes all clash in store at Glavey's next Sunday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 12, 2014, 03:58:43 PM
FT Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11 Freeman penalty levels it.

A draw, Mayo's only score of the second half a goal from a penalty!

There will be meltdown on Mayo gaa blog over this result

Ah nothing to be worried about!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 12, 2014, 03:59:11 PM
FT Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11 Freeman penalty levels it.

A draw, Mayo's only score of the second half a goal from a penalty!

What did Evan Regan finish with?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 12, 2014, 04:00:16 PM
FT Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11 Freeman penalty levels it.

A draw, Mayo's only score of the second half a goal from a penalty!
Evan Regan with 0-8 also made the goal missed another two. Had a point to prove today by the looks of it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 12, 2014, 04:03:32 PM
FT Mayo 2-8 IT Sligo 1-11 Freeman penalty levels it.

A draw, Mayo's only score of the second half a goal from a penalty!
Evan Regan with 0-8 also made the goal missed another two. Had a point to prove today by the looks of it.

T'is Gas the way it is in the FBD that you get to be possibly happy about a player on the opposition side having a blinder?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Tubberman on January 12, 2014, 04:12:58 PM
There will be meltdown on Mayo gaa blog over this result

Ah now, most of them only got back from Dubai on Wednesday and they haven't even been training collectively. Wouldn't pass any heed
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 12, 2014, 04:43:21 PM
There will be meltdown on Mayo gaa blog over this result

Ah now, most of them only got back from Dubai on Wednesday and they haven't even been training collectively. Wouldn't pass any heed

I doubt they were having a siesta. ITS just are a very tidy side and are in the middle of the college season.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2014, 05:01:59 PM
There will be meltdown on Mayo gaa blog over this result

Proper order. Imagine dropping Regan last Summer when he was the form forward in the county. So much for needing forwards ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 12, 2014, 08:18:19 PM
A nice  little winín for our bucks today.
Good effort and workrate but needless to say slackened off in the 2nd half with the game won at h/t.
Real test next week as the tanned men of Mwr will not be taking things easy against us.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 14, 2014, 08:17:38 PM
We really should have scored around 5-15 last Sunday, hard to take much of the game as NUIG were around the same level as GMIT were last year. I expect our neighbours to pick close to their NFL team on Sunday which should tell us where we are at.

David Keenan
Donie Smith
Enda Smith
Donie Shine
Ian Kilbride
David O'Gara
Colin Compton
Paddy Brogan
Michael Finneran

Is our lnjury list at the moment Sean McDermott,Donal Ward are carrying knocks, i wonder how many of these lads will be fit for the trip to larries land.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: macdanger2 on January 14, 2014, 08:27:39 PM
Real test next week as the tanned men of Mwr will not be taking things easy against us.

I expect our neighbours to pick close to their NFL team on Sunday which should tell us where we are at.

Not sure why the Rossies think we'll be going gung ho for this one?? Or are ye just getting the excuses in early lads??  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 14, 2014, 08:46:22 PM
Real test next week as the tanned men of Mwr will not be taking things easy against us.

I expect our neighbours to pick close to their NFL team on Sunday which should tell us where we are at.

Not sure why the Rossies think we'll be going gung ho for this one?? Or are ye just getting the excuses in early lads??  ;)

Mayo always field their strongest FBD team in the Roscommon tie. It's usually both teams' last chance for a proper challenge before the league starts.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 14, 2014, 08:48:00 PM
Not sure why the Rossies think we'll be going gung ho for this one?? Or are ye just getting the excuses in early lads??  ;)
I don't expect you to go 'gung ho' in the middle of Jan on heavy Ballinlough pitch but going by your team selections you take this game a lot more serious than the other FBD games.

2013

David Clarke; Ger Cafferkey, Shane McHale, Keith Rogers; Keith Higgins, Donal Vaughan, Colm Boyle; Aidan O’Shea, Seamus O’Shea; Kevin McLoughlin, Richie Feeney, Lee Keegan; Alan Murphy, Alan Freeman, Jason Doherty

Subs used: Chris Barrett, Barry Moran, Brian Gallagher, Michael Conroy, Tom Cunniffe.

2012

David Clarke; Keith Higgins, Shane McHale, Lee Keegan; Richie Feeney, Donal Vaughan, Chris Barrett; Seamus O’Shea, Jason Gibbons; Kevin McLoughlin, Alan Dillon, Pat Harte; Alan Freeman , Barry Moran, Conor Mortimer.

Subs used: Conor Campbel, Michael Walsh, Alan Feeney, Andy Moran, Cillian O’Connor.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 15, 2014, 09:34:26 AM
Anyone have the IT Sligo team from Sunday?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: mayo.mick on January 15, 2014, 11:06:41 AM
Anyone have the IT Sligo team from Sunday?

1) Alvin Mc Callig (Mayo)
2) Ross Donovan (Sligo)
3) Brian Mc Quaid (Monaghan)
4) Eoin Flanagan (Sligo)
5) Keelan Cawley (Sligo)
6) Killian Brady Capt. (Cavan)
7) Paul Varley (Galway)
8)  Michael Forde (Mayo)
9)  Danny Geraghty (Mayo)
10) Mark McHugh ( Donegal)
11) Ryan mc Hugh (Donegal)
12) Cathal Mulryan (Galway)
13) Stephen Coen (Sligo)
14) David Quinn (Sligo)
15) Evan Regan (Mayo)

16 Shane Keane (Mayo)
17 Stephen Henry (Mayo)
18 Sean Fee (Leitrim)
19 Michael McWeeney (Leitrim)
20 Peter Lafey (Sligo)
21 Senan O'Grady (Roscommon)
22 Cain Clinton (Leitrim)
23 Conor Kearins (Sligo)
24 James Shaughnessy (Mayo)
25 Paul O'Connor (Cavan)
26 Niall Walsh (Cavan)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 17, 2014, 12:25:55 AM
I'm not up to speed with the IT these days. How would people rate this team?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2014, 12:34:26 AM
I'm not up to speed with the IT these days. How would people rate this team?

On an almost Moyna level of quality, CK.

Tidy outfit. That sheet is missing a few names too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 17, 2014, 01:35:41 AM
Sligo IT last Sigerson cup winning team was on par if not ahead of the recent DCU teams. They had P Durkan, E McGee,C Toye Donegal,K Higgins,Moyles, Andy Moran Mayo, Sean McDermott Roscommon and Alan Costello who played for both Sligo and Mayo.

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 17, 2014, 10:43:00 AM
I'm not up to speed with the IT these days. How would people rate this team?

On an almost Moyna level of quality, CK.


Take your tongue out of his a*** y'eejiteen. ::)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 18, 2014, 07:11:13 PM
Anyone got FBD fixtures for tomorrow?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 18, 2014, 07:23:51 PM
Anyone got FBD fixtures for tomorrow?

Section A
IT Sligo v NUI Galway, Connacht GAA Centre, Bekan, 2pm.
Roscommon v Mayo, Ballinlough, 2pm.

Section B
Galway v GMIT, Tuam Stadium, 2pm.
Leitrim v Sligo, Ballinamore, 2pm.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2014, 08:19:54 PM
Could barely sleep all week. Huge match tomorrow. Can hear Larryin doing his traditional pre-match howling over the hill.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 19, 2014, 12:44:38 AM
Mayo started off 4/5 in the bookies for this game, then the big breaffy man who built the hospital he was born in, is named as a starter for Mayo and bang into 4/9. 


I think we might give these Rossies a damn good thrashing tomorrow.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2014, 12:50:30 AM
Mayo started off 4/5 in the bookies for this game, then the big breaffy man who built the hospital he was born in, is named as a starter for Mayo and bang into 4/9. 


I think we might give these Rossies a damn jolly good thrashing tomorrow.

Nice one Larry ;D

Very Stephen Fry in Blackadder or any amount of stiff-upper-lip caricatures ;D ;D

I m going to have to rely on yerself for a Mayo point of view. I cant get anybody to go to this with me and much as I love going to Ballinlough ......
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 19, 2014, 01:27:24 AM
I'd wonder is todays Mayo starting 15 stronger than the one that started in this FBD fixture last year (a game we should have won)

Quote
“Roscommon deserved to win that game,” conceded James Horan afterwards. “They were the more physical and more hungry team. They were consistent throughout whereas we weren’t. We played in patches.”


Robert Hennelly <> David Clarke
Kevin Keane <> Keith Rogers
Ger Cafferkey <> Ger Cafferkey
Colm Boyle <> Colm Boyle

Brendan Harrison  <> Keith Higgins
Shane McHale <> Shane McHale
David Drake <> Donal Vaughan
Tom Parsons  <> Seamus O’Shea
Aidan O’Shea <> Aidan O’Shea
Diarmuid O’Connor <> Richie Feeney
Andy Moran  < > Jason Doherty
Adam Gallagher  < >  Lee Keegan;
Kevin McLoughlin  <> Kevin McLoughlin
Alan Freeman  <> Alan Freeman

Darren Coen <> Alan Murphy

Before someone says it i doubt the result will answer my question as we unfortunately have the ability to make some of the worst div 3,4 sides look great.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2014, 01:46:16 AM
I'd wonder is todays Mayo starting 15 stronger than the one that started in this FBD fixture last year (a game we should have won)

Quote
[i]“Roscommon deserved to win that game,” conceded James Horan afterwards. “They were the more physical and more hungry team. They were consistent throughout whereas we weren’t. We played in patches.”[/i]


Robert Hennelly <> David Clarke
Kevin Keane <> Keith Rogers
Ger Cafferkey <> Ger Cafferkey
Colm Boyle <> Colm Boyle

Brendan Harrison  <> Keith Higgins
Shane McHale <> Shane McHale
David Drake <> Donal Vaughan
Tom Parsons  <> Seamus O’Shea
Aidan O’Shea <> Aidan O’Shea
Diarmuid O’Connor <> Richie Feeney
Andy Moran  < > Jason Doherty
Adam Gallagher  < >  Lee Keegan;
Kevin McLoughlin  <> Kevin McLoughlin
Alan Freeman  <> Alan Freeman

Darren Coen <> Alan Murphy

Before someone says it i doubt the result will answer my question as we unfortunately have the ability to make some of the worst div 3,4 sides look great.

Eh?

I dunno ross4life. I dunno.

All I can say is that I m getting a bit pissed off with the negative analysis from Horan after games. Every game like a plateful of mortal sins. Granted that game was a year ago but he was at the same shite last week after a game. What was it he said ?' a lot of that was hard to watch' Does he want to do this or not?
He s in his 4th year. These are his teams and his tactics that go out on the pitch, so why so miserable and grumpy all the time? He s the man that puts them on the pitch. He has chosen these players and set them up.
I used to think he was being smart, cute and evasive with the press.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2014, 01:53:10 AM
I'd wonder is todays Mayo starting 15 stronger than the one that started in this FBD fixture last year (a game we should have won)

Quote
[i]“Roscommon deserved to win that game,” conceded James Horan afterwards. “They were the more physical and more hungry team. They were consistent throughout whereas we weren’t. We played in patches.”[/i]


Robert Hennelly <> David Clarke
Kevin Keane <> Keith Rogers
Ger Cafferkey <> Ger Cafferkey
Colm Boyle <> Colm Boyle

Brendan Harrison  <> Keith Higgins
Shane McHale <> Shane McHale
David Drake <> Donal Vaughan
Tom Parsons  <> Seamus O’Shea
Aidan O’Shea <> Aidan O’Shea
Diarmuid O’Connor <> Richie Feeney
Andy Moran  < > Jason Doherty
Adam Gallagher  < >  Lee Keegan;
Kevin McLoughlin  <> Kevin McLoughlin
Alan Freeman  <> Alan Freeman

Darren Coen <> Alan Murphy

Before someone says it i doubt the result will answer my question as we unfortunately have the ability to make some of the worst div 3,4 sides look great.

Eh?

I dunno ross4life. I dunno.

All I can say is that I m getting a bit pissed off with the negative analysis from Horan after games. Every game like a plateful of mortal sins. Granted that game was a year ago but he was at the same shite last week after a game. What was it he said ?' a lot of that was hard to watch' Does he want to do this or not?
He s in his 4th year. These are his teams and his tactics that go out on the pitch, so why so miserable and grumpy all the time? He s the man that puts them on the pitch. He has chosen these players and set them up.
I used to think he was being smart, cute and evasive with the press.

Doesn't he have a sports psychologist feeding him what angles to take in his dealings with the meeja?

We cut out the middleman by getting cute hoor from Kerry to be manager.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 19, 2014, 02:35:33 AM
Anyone going to the Galway game tomorrow? Could you post a run down of the game and both teams if possible? Thanks
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 19, 2014, 03:42:30 AM
Anyone going to the Galway game tomorrow? Could you post a run down of the game and both teams if possible? Thanks

Dont have GMIT team yet but this is the Galway team although apparently there may be a fair few changes on the day.

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Galway team v GMIT

Manus Breathnach - An Spidéal
Donal O'Neill - Cortoon Shamrocks
Finian Hanley - Salthill
Aongus Tierney - Tuam Stars
Peadair Seoighe - Oilean Arainn
Joss Moore - Mountbellew
Sean Denvir - Michael Breathnachs
Greg Higgins - Corofin
Paul Conroy - St James
David O'Connell - St James
James Kavanagh - Milltown
Gareth Bradshaw - Moycullen
Danny Cummins - Claregalway
Sean Armstrong - Salthill
Michael Martin - Milltown

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 19, 2014, 10:27:05 AM
Looks very much like a trial Galway team
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: macdanger2 on January 19, 2014, 10:59:30 AM
Is David Kelly back for Sligo yet?? Class footballer
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 19, 2014, 11:04:49 AM
Is David Kelly back for Sligo yet?? Class footballer

Yes Kelly starts today. Great to see him back
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 19, 2014, 01:53:57 PM
Is the sligogame on ocean fm?
Last two weeks it was donegal games
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 02:03:13 PM
Sligo game is on Shannonside radio
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 02:18:49 PM
Ros 0.01   Mayo  0.03     16 min gone.Jason doc in for Darren Coen
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 19, 2014, 02:35:08 PM
Sligo 2-7
Leitrim 0-7

Ht
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 02:40:43 PM
Ros 0.03 Mayo 0.06 HT
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on January 19, 2014, 02:48:41 PM
Ros 0.03 Mayo 0.06 HT

Is it on Mad Whest? or Silageside?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 02:53:25 PM
Mayo game on Shannonside right  now but I think there main coverage is the sligo game.Mayo 0.08 Ros 0.04
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 19, 2014, 03:02:19 PM
Sligo 2-7
Leitrim 0-10

Leitrim making a big push

Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 03:02:50 PM
All tied up. Ros 1.05 Mayo 0.08
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 03:05:05 PM
Mayo with A GOAL.1.08 to 1.06.A Ros o.g
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 19, 2014, 03:10:55 PM
Sligo 2-8
Leitrim 1-11


Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 19, 2014, 03:13:57 PM
ros 1.10 Mayo 1.08  8 min to go.Looking like a Ros v leitrim final
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Ringfort on January 19, 2014, 03:32:53 PM
Ros beat Mayo and Leitrim come back and draw with Sligo. Sounded great on shannonside. Love the start of the season, even the flaming FBD!!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2014, 04:03:24 PM
Mayo started off 4/5 in the bookies for this game, then the big breaffy man who built the hospital he was born in, is named as a starter for Mayo and bang into 4/9. 


I think we might give these Rossies a damn good thrashing tomorrow.

Howya now, boss?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2014, 04:04:44 PM
Syf will be insufferable now.

Roscommon. Best team in Ireland*

*Offer applies Jan- Feb Only
Not available in all outlets.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2014, 04:09:47 PM
Syf will be insufferable now.

Roscommon. Best team in Ireland*

*Offer applies Jan- Feb Only
Not available in all outlets.

We're not Kildare.

It'll extend until April at least. Hopefully Croke Park see the error of their ways and offer us a league semi-final spot.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 19, 2014, 04:17:00 PM
Mayo started off 4/5 in the bookies for this game, then the big breaffy man who built the hospital he was born in, is named as a starter for Mayo and bang into 4/9. 


I think we might give these Rossies a damn good thrashing tomorrow.

Howya now, boss?

Really gutted ,it will take me a while to get over this. On my way back to Dublin now, bonfires are ablaze from sheepwalk to tarmonbarry ,there are signs outside the schools "closed till Wednesday" .

Enjoy your celebrations, ye are deserving winners today and I say it with all my heart, go on now and bring the title home , beat Leitrim in the big final .

" and although I live in America far across the Atlantic sea , she will always be my Roscommon girl , she's the rose of castlrea"  ahh tis blaring out of the pubs round frenchpark , dancing on the streets. Wonderful to see.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on January 19, 2014, 04:28:32 PM
Syf will be insufferable now.

Roscommon. Best team in Ireland*

*Offer applies Jan- Feb Only
Not available in all outlets.

Roscommon for Sam.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 19, 2014, 04:49:22 PM
A result to brighten up even the darkest winter day & hopefully a result like today will give our lads the confidence to get the out of div 3 now.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 19, 2014, 05:31:50 PM
Would anyone have teams or match report from the Galway game?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2014, 05:32:32 PM
ITS didn't have any bother with NUIG, a 1-13 to 0-08 win. Undefeated in the FBD this year. They have the making of a Sigerson challenge this year. If they go up to Jordanstown and win in the first round they'll fancy their chances against anyone.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 19, 2014, 06:31:35 PM
Same old shite from Sligo, no wind score 2-7 in 1st half, come out second half and score 0-2, nearly an exact repeat of our meath nfl match, lack of work rate and intensity start of 2nd half just unforgivable epecially as its happened so much in past
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on January 19, 2014, 07:04:18 PM
Sligo above New York and below the rest of the province.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 19, 2014, 07:21:49 PM
Serious early warning for Mayo.

Today we brought on a man who was probably the reason Conor Mortimor was dispensed with (I know he walked), the same man who got on against the Dubs ahead of Richie Feeney and who is apparently viewed as better than Evan Regan.

He may be the greatest ladeen west of Moscow but he has had many chances more than anyone else and has not delivered.

We have seem to have learned very little and I fear this may be a wasted year, certainly it may be a wasted League.

And I am normally the optimist.  ::)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 19, 2014, 09:01:40 PM
 
Sligo above New York and below the rest of the province.
;D absolutely
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 19, 2014, 11:25:04 PM
Serious early warning for Mayo.

Today we brought on a man who was probably the reason Conor Mortimor was dispensed with (I know he walked), the same man who got on against the Dubs ahead of Richie Feeney and who is apparently viewed as better than Evan Regan.

He may be the greatest ladeen west of Moscow but he has had many chances more than anyone else and has not delivered.

We have seem to have learned very little and I fear this may be a wasted year, certainly it may be a wasted League.

And I am normally the optimist.  ::)

Yeah, thought he struggled against Tyrone last year. Looked a rookie when he came on (he's now 27 and should be above that). Could not believe he got a run in the AI final. But sure so many mad decisions happened that day.

Not worried about today's result. The FBD has been a poisoned chalice to win. Putting an almost impossible onus on teams to go to the US when the inter county season is over to play the final. Feck sake we lost last year to Leitrim. Clearly today was all about looking at positions and players, the result was secondary. Our performances in the last four games of the League are what I'll be looking at!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 19, 2014, 11:28:03 PM
Serious early warning for Mayo.

Today we brought on a man who was probably the reason Conor Mortimor was dispensed with (I know he walked), the same man who got on against the Dubs ahead of Richie Feeney and who is apparently viewed as better than Evan Regan.

He may be the greatest ladeen west of Moscow but he has had many chances more than anyone else and has not delivered.

We have seem to have learned very little and I fear this may be a wasted year, certainly it may be a wasted League.

And I am normally the optimist.  ::)

Yeah, thought he struggled against Tyrone last year. Looked a rookie when he came on (he's now 27 and should be above that). Could not believe he got a run in the AI final. But sure so many mad decisions happened that day.

That what I mean about learning very little.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 19, 2014, 11:44:55 PM
Serious early warning for Mayo.

Today we brought on a man who was probably the reason Conor Mortimor was dispensed with (I know he walked), the same man who got on against the Dubs ahead of Richie Feeney and who is apparently viewed as better than Evan Regan.

He may be the greatest ladeen west of Moscow but he has had many chances more than anyone else and has not delivered.

We have seem to have learned very little and I fear this may be a wasted year, certainly it may be a wasted League.

And I am normally the optimist.  ::)

Yeah, thought he struggled against Tyrone last year. Looked a rookie when he came on (he's now 27 and should be above that). Could not believe he got a run in the AI final. But sure so many mad decisions happened that day.

That what I mean about learning very little.

Maybe it's soft landing stuff, having a final look to confirm a doubt?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: REDCOL on January 20, 2014, 07:47:37 AM
I am not the 'ladeen's' biggest fan, but he was the pick of the subs in the All Ireland Final. Maybe if you watched were the game was lost yesterday. An Allstar HalfBack left brutally exposed time and again in an unfamiliar position (bar Salthill). A 23 year old whose lack of pace brutally exposed yet again when Murtagh came on. And finally and most worrying The Dynasty continues with a young fella played again when it is obvious he has not the physique for Senior Intercounty.  Any comment on the man the ladeen replaced and his performances in the last 12 months, not up to his high standards I would suggest.

While you are free not to rate the ladeen, he has an All Ireland medal in his arse pocket unlike Conor Mortimer and he like Mortimer lives in Dublin but didn't throw in the towel. For what it's worth I believe he is only an impact sub, but lay off him and maybe the Ballina Campaign so admirably led by Terry Reilly will get Our Saviour from the Banks of the Moy into the FF line.

If not we will get our two saviours from the Banks of the Moy to lead us to glory next year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: rosnarun on January 20, 2014, 04:07:12 PM
I am always very worried when I hears of saviour and reputation that are build either sitting at home, on the bench  or playing with some other  team be it scoll or underage.
Mayo are 95% of the way to being  All Ireland champions  so we need to continue down the road we are on and look for that final 5% to get us over the line.
whether thats a new face or two like Gallagher or regan  or just improving what we have If Some one does not have have the physique them build him up . this is not the tiem to be tearing up scripts .
Well do that when we lose a serious game to the sheepshaggers
Title: Fada Go Leor
Post by: drici on January 20, 2014, 04:15:16 PM
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Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 20, 2014, 05:13:21 PM
Can you spot the error in this report?

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/mayo-sharpshooters-sparkle-as-it-sligo-keep-unbeaten-run-29931110.html
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Jinxy on January 20, 2014, 05:49:40 PM
Consecutive use of the words 'Mayo' and 'sharpshooters'?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2014, 06:04:20 PM
Can you spot the error in this report?

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/mayo-sharpshooters-sparkle-as-it-sligo-keep-unbeaten-run-29931110.html

The picture really makes the story in the paper. Was planning on getting that and putting it up.
Title: Re: Fada Go Leor
Post by: fearsiuil on January 20, 2014, 06:43:27 PM
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Hope all good and well with you Farr, hopefully taking a well earned break before the fixtures and results start to come through again.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 20, 2014, 11:19:42 PM
Please tell me that s coen that scored 1-3 is from st Mary's in Sligo town.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sans pessimism on January 20, 2014, 11:25:15 PM
I am not the 'ladeen's' biggest fan, but he was the pick of the subs in the All Ireland Final. Maybe if you watched were the game was lost yesterday. An Allstar HalfBack left brutally exposed time and again in an unfamiliar position (bar Salthill). A 23 year old whose lack of pace brutally exposed yet again when Murtagh came on. And finally and most worrying The Dynasty continues with a young fella played again when it is obvious he has not the physique for Senior Intercounty.  Any comment on the man the ladeen replaced and his performances in the last 12 months, not up to his high standards I would suggest.

While you are free not to rate the ladeen, he has an All Ireland medal in his arse pocket unlike Conor Mortimer and he like Mortimer lives in Dublin but didn't throw in the towel. For what it's worth I believe he is only an impact sub, but lay off him and maybe the Ballina Campaign so admirably led by Terry Reilly will get Our Saviour from the Banks of the Moy into the FF line.

If not we will get our two saviours from the Banks of the Moy to lead us to glory next year.
Buineach
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2014, 11:25:30 PM
Please tell me that s coen that scored 1-3 is from st Mary's in Sligo town.

Yes. The Indo's reporter chances his arm and got that one very wrong. The Mayo Stephen Coen is a half-back.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sligoman2 on January 20, 2014, 11:34:24 PM
That's good to hear.  These college players will all be very fit this time of year.  I hope Coen can show that form for the county too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 21, 2014, 12:27:34 AM
Anyone got a good report on the Galway GMIT game? Hard to find one
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2014, 05:02:25 PM
Enjoyable outing in the land of the Glaveys on Sunday and set me up nicely for my little tripeen overseas.
While it might not mean much to Mayowestros it certainly was vital for our lads to get a win against them bucks at Senior level.
Evans must have had a fair bit to say at half time and it certainly worked as we upped the effort and had a great last 15 or so.
We'd have had a comprehensive win only for the fluky "goal" - did it cross the line at all?
Ciarán Murtagh certainly staked a claim for a starting place for the NFL while Stack and Nally also enhanced their reputations.
All roads now lead to Páirc Seáinín on Sunday for an early season blood stirrer.

I presume Syfín isn't too enthused as his DCUMoyna Express ws fairly derailed by the Royals on Sunday. ;D
Cheer up Syf - sure there'll lways be another bandwgon coming any day now for you.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2014, 05:04:34 PM
Enjoyable outing in the land of the Glaveys on Sunday and set me up nicely for my little tripeen overseas.
While it might not mean much to Mayowestros it certainly was vital for our lads to get a win against them bucks at Senior level.
Evans must have had a fair bit to say at half time and it certainly worked as we upped the effort and had a great last 15 or so.
We'd have had a comprehensive win only for the fluky "goal" - did it cross the line at all?
Ciarán Murtagh certainly staked a claim for a starting place for the NFL while Stack and Nally also enhanced their reputations.
All roads now lead to Páirc Seáinín on Sunday for an early season blood stirrer.

I presume Syfín isn't too enthused as his DCUMoyna Express ws fairly derailed by the Royals on Sunday. ;D
Cheer up Syf - sure there'll lways be another bandwgon coming any day now for you.

Sigerson just around the corner. ITS v DCU all-star dream match-up sure to happen.

Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2014, 05:06:35 PM
Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.
And there was Moyna giving out a few weeks ago about over using players  >:(
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: rodney trotter on January 21, 2014, 05:32:20 PM
Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.
And there was Moyna giving out a few weeks ago about over using players  >:(

Crazy by Evans, the make or break FBD. They should let U21s concentrate with that group.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2014, 05:36:31 PM
Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.
And there was Moyna giving out a few weeks ago about over using players  >:(

Crazy by Evans, the make or break FBD. They should let U21s concentrate with that group.

Wasn't Evans. Played for the U21s on Saturday and DCU on Sunday.

Diarmuid Murtagh and Mark Nally appeared for both U21s and seniors at the weekend. Second half subs on Sunday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 21, 2014, 06:14:55 PM
Enjoyable outing in the land of the Glaveys on Sunday and set me up nicely for my little tripeen overseas.
While it might not mean much to Mayowestros it certainly was vital for our lads to get a win against them bucks at Senior level.
Evans must have had a fair bit to say at half time and it certainly worked as we upped the effort and had a great last 15 or so.
We'd have had a comprehensive win only for the fluky "goal" - did it cross the line at all?
Ciarán Murtagh certainly staked a claim for a starting place for the NFL while Stack and Nally also enhanced their reputations.
All roads now lead to Páirc Seáinín on Sunday for an early season blood stirrer.

I presume Syfín isn't too enthused as his DCUMoyna Express ws fairly derailed by the Royals on Sunday. ;D
Cheer up Syf - sure there'll lways be another bandwgon coming any day now for you.

Sigerson just around the corner. ITS v DCU all-star dream match-up sure to happen.

Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.

I certainly hope so, ITS have been starved of success in recent years
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 21, 2014, 06:16:48 PM
Enda Smith injured at the weekend. Played twice in two days.
And there was Moyna giving out a few weeks ago about over using players  >:(

Moyna is a hypocrite. He proves through his labs that players aren't recovering and are breaking down from over training and then he's central to flogging young elite players who play on several teams.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 21, 2014, 07:46:56 PM
FBD final set for Carrick this Sunday 2pm, Donie Shine expected to return after his quad strain injury.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2014, 08:14:09 PM
FBD final set for Carrick this Sunday 2pm, Donie Shine expected to return after his quad strain injury.

Does Donie really need to be risked? Evans did the same v. Mayo last year and look at the chain of reaction he set off. Get the bubble wrap and cotton wool out next week, we can brave the Lovelies without big Donie.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 21, 2014, 08:32:48 PM
FBD final set for Carrick this Sunday 2pm, Donie Shine expected to return after his quad strain injury.

Does Donie really need to be risked? Evans did the same v. Mayo last year and look at the chain of reaction he set off. Get the bubble wrap and cotton wool out next week, we can brave the Lovelies without big Donie.
Its a risk alright, hopefully Donie comes through this game match fit & in form for the league.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2014, 01:29:20 AM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 23, 2014, 06:10:55 AM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.


Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 23, 2014, 11:18:24 AM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.


Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
You, THE MAN and the rest of the Rhus will get some shock whenever the Connacht Council Delegates from the other 4 Counties grow some testicles.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: magpie seanie on January 23, 2014, 02:19:05 PM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.


Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
You, THE MAN and the rest of the Rhus will get some shock whenever the Connacht Council Delegates from the other 4 Counties grow some testicles.


Don't be holding your breath Rossfan.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 23, 2014, 03:40:50 PM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.


Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
You, THE MAN and the rest of the Rhus will get some shock whenever the Connacht Council Delegates from the other 4 Counties grow some testicles.


Don't be holding your breath Rossfan.

Will we ever see the day?
Talk about cosy cartels  ??? :-\
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: sans pessimism on January 23, 2014, 05:12:17 PM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.

 
Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
You, THE MAN and the rest of the Rhus will get some shock whenever the Connacht Council Delegates from the other 4 Counties grow some testicles.


Don't be holding your breath Rossfan.

Will we ever see the day?
Talk about cosy cartels  ??? :-\
Will ye Rotties ever mind yeersels
I'm tellin ye, that chip on yeer shoulder will do
damage before the year is out ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 23, 2014, 05:18:04 PM
I am not the 'ladeen's' biggest fan, but he was the pick of the subs in the All Ireland Final. Maybe if you watched were the game was lost yesterday. An Allstar HalfBack left brutally exposed time and again in an unfamiliar position (bar Salthill). A 23 year old whose lack of pace brutally exposed yet again when Murtagh came on. And finally and most worrying The Dynasty continues with a young fella played again when it is obvious he has not the physique for Senior Intercounty.  Any comment on the man the ladeen replaced and his performances in the last 12 months, not up to his high standards I would suggest.

While you are free not to rate the ladeen, he has an All Ireland medal in his arse pocket unlike Conor Mortimer and he like Mortimer lives in Dublin but didn't throw in the towel. For what it's worth I believe he is only an impact sub, but lay off him and maybe the Ballina Campaign so admirably led by Terry Reilly will get Our Saviour from the Banks of the Moy into the FF line.

If not we will get our two saviours from the Banks of the Moy to lead us to glory next year.

Judging by your lack of objectivity, you are obviously related to him so there is little point in arguing with you.

But........

Pick of the subs?

As for the medal in his back pocket he was a non-scoring sub with 20 mins to go. Fair play to him for being part of the 2006 squad, but even now I'd prefer Ronaldson and Kilcoyne.


Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2014, 05:28:45 PM
Duffy's circus is in Carrick for the FBD final.

Guess the Bekan lads thought Leitrim and January weather weren't enough of a challenge for us.

 
Of course that's the way it is like. Have you heard yourself .

Well at least you'll have no excuse for the big un on the 8th of June , Hyde park alright for you, If I had my way I'd let ye choose the ref too just to shut your ilk the fook up.
You, THE MAN and the rest of the Rhus will get some shock whenever the Connacht Council Delegates from the other 4 Counties grow some testicles.


Don't be holding your breath Rossfan.

Will we ever see the day?
Talk about cosy cartels  ??? :-\
Will ye Rotties ever mind yeersels
I'm tellin ye, that chip on yeer shoulder will do
damage before the year is out ;)

Yeah, it'll hit the Rhubarbs in the face.

Jamesy lamented "crazy stuff" by Mayo in Ballinlough, I assume more trips to the sports psychologist will be needed?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ck on January 23, 2014, 10:57:27 PM
Lads would any of eye have a copy of the programme from last Sundays FBD Galway GMIT game?
I just need teams and subs. Thanks in advance
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: rodney trotter on January 23, 2014, 11:01:05 PM
Lads would any of eye have a copy of the programme from last Sundays FBD Galway GMIT game?
I just need teams and subs. Thanks in advance

All that stuff is on Hoganstand. Check the Galway page.

Here it is anyway http://www.hoganstand.com/Galway/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=207908
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 23, 2014, 11:06:59 PM
"Jamesy lamented "crazy stuff" by Mayo in Ballinlough, I assume more trips to the sports psychologist will be needed?"

Oh Syferus , thirteen years of heartache is really starting to take its toll.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2014, 11:43:44 PM
"Jamesy lamented "crazy stuff" by Mayo in Ballinlough, I assume more trips to the sports psychologist will be needed?"

Oh Syferus , thirteen years of heartache is really starting to take its toll.

Jaysus Larryin, it was only an FBD League defeat, no need to take it so personally!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 24, 2014, 05:21:37 PM
"Jamesy lamented "crazy stuff" by Mayo in Ballinlough, I assume more trips to the sports psychologist will be needed?"

Oh Syferus , thirteen years of heartache is really starting to take its toll.

Jaysus Larryin, it was only an FBD League defeat, no need to take it so personally!
Looks like our little winín last Sunday has them spooked ;D
Anyway let's hope Carrick isn't too boggy on Sunday for the game of the year so far.
Make sure we all get there early as the traffic from the Ros side into Carrick on Sundays is always awful and no point having to walk from Croghan or Cootehall.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2014, 07:08:00 PM
"Jamesy lamented "crazy stuff" by Mayo in Ballinlough, I assume more trips to the sports psychologist will be needed?"

Oh Syferus , thirteen years of heartache is really starting to take its toll.

Jaysus Larryin, it was only an FBD League defeat, no need to take it so personally!
Looks like our little winín last Sunday has them spooked ;D
Anyway let's hope Carrick isn't too boggy on Sunday for the game of the year so far.
Make sure we all get there early as the traffic from the Ros side into Carrick on Sundays is always awful and no point having to walk from Croghan or Cootehall.

Back in July Donegal lads (and the two Laois supporters that exist) were parking up before they even got to the industrial units outside Carrick, not knowing they were probably nearer Boyle than Pairc Sean. Motored on in past the Landmark. We just made it in time for the throw-in, thanks to two delays in the start time. Those poor Donegal lads were still streaming in 30 minutes into the game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 24, 2014, 08:49:01 PM
Missed the first 5 minutes of the Minor game v Sligo last Summer due to traffic queues. Didn't they know we'd be out in our usual force to support the Minoreens  >:(.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 26, 2014, 02:33:05 PM
Ros down against Laythrum FFS.
Will Syfin be togging out ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: ross4life on January 26, 2014, 03:47:39 PM
Well done to Leitrim fully deserved to retain their FBD title, woeful stuff from us never got going we looked like a poor div 4 team today. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 26, 2014, 03:54:14 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 26, 2014, 04:09:23 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.
Athlone left bank, Tulsk mart, Knockcroghery duidini, Boyle farmers market, Brian Carthy, Casey's car showroom,
Ming's pot bogwallahs - your team took one hell of a beating
 
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: orangeman on January 26, 2014, 04:14:45 PM
Well done to Leitrim fully deserved to retain their FBD title, woeful stuff from us never got going we looked like a poor div 4 team today.

And nearly bate Tyrone last July in the championship had ye taken your chances.


Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 26, 2014, 04:58:38 PM
Well done Leitrim. Again!
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: mayogodhelpus@gmail.com on January 26, 2014, 05:23:59 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.
Athlone left bank, Tulsk mart, Knockcroghery duidini, Boyle farmers market, Brian Carthy, Casey's car showroom,
Ming's pot bogwallahs - your team took one hell of a beating

Well that was Roscommon's All-Ireland and they bottled it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 26, 2014, 05:37:49 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.
Athlone left bank, Tulsk mart, Knockcroghery duidini, Boyle farmers market, Brian Carthy, Casey's car showroom,
Ming's pot bogwallahs - your team took one hell of a beating

Well that was Roscommon's All-Ireland and they bottled it.

Leitrim for Sam.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 26, 2014, 05:49:35 PM
Well done Leitrim. Again!
plámás ::)
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: muppet on January 26, 2014, 06:03:30 PM
Well done Leitrim. Again!
plámás ::)

Yerra.....
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 26, 2014, 06:49:07 PM
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FMckiPdSBsc



Theres always next year Rossies.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 26, 2014, 11:36:16 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon we would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.

Stop distancing yersel from a beaten team.

Last week it was;

Quote from: ross4life on January 21, 2014, 07:46:56 PM
FBD final set for Carrick this Sunday 2pm, Donie Shine expected to return after his quad strain injury.

Does Donie really need to be risked? Evans did the same v. Mayo last year and look at the chain of reaction he set off. Get the bubble wrap and cotton wool out next week, we can brave the Lovelies without big Donie.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Jinxy on January 26, 2014, 11:58:05 PM
"If there was a Division 8 Roscommon would be in it."

Larryin, stop texting Shannonside.

 ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Blowitupref on January 26, 2014, 11:58:40 PM
I think this is worth a read.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/emlyn-mulligan-another-buried-treasure-on-the-gaa-wasteland-1.1667491
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: maigheo on January 27, 2014, 12:29:33 AM
Excellent piece and I never knew Mulligan was born in Donegal.Also his father was a big Liverpool supporter ,hence naming him after the Liverpool great Emlyn Hughes
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Gold on January 27, 2014, 12:40:15 AM
I think this is worth a read.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/emlyn-mulligan-another-buried-treasure-on-the-gaa-wasteland-1.1667491

Great read. Looking forward to Antrim v Leitrim in the League now
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Don Corleone on January 27, 2014, 12:51:05 AM
It appears that Leitrim have an edge on Mayo in terms of mental resilience, in that they don't foal in Finals. This is their 2nd. consecutive Final victory and by all accounts was quarried out in bad conditions.
The quality of the opposition today may have been dubious, but reading threads here one would imagine Leitrim, mired in Division 4, would hardly keep it kicked out to a Division 2 team currently "re-grouping after Minor success" in the lower regions of Division 3.....
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 27, 2014, 01:08:04 AM
Don't feed the obvious troll, lads.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 27, 2014, 06:46:09 AM
Don't feed the obvious troll, lads.
aithníonn ciaróg ciaróg eile
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 27, 2014, 10:43:04 PM
Well done Leitrim, a good display of heart and method and a look of a set of lads who knew what they were at.
As for us -that was a fcukin embarrassing day in a could, windy, hailstony, sleety Carrick.
We were absolute crap in the first half( 3 points with the wind all scored by backs) and a bit better in the 2nd. If the Laythrums were any good they'd have set us by 7 or 8 points and only a late 1-1 in injury time flattered us totally.
Our defence scored 1-3 and a young sub who played Hastings Cup on the Saturday got 0-2. Our stsrting 6 "forwards" managed 2 points between them.
We handpassed sideways and backwards for most of the game, we had no positional sense, our defence was in ribbons - great lads running up into the attack but little clue defensively.
Devaney, Kilbride awful, Burns not a County player, Nally failed his first real Inter Co test and needs to be left to the U21s. Cregg was middlin while the 2 Murtaghs were the only players who looked to have a clue what forward play might be all about.
Midfield not there at all, Finneran at least brought some semblence of a presence there. In fairness to Shine when he gets ball he at least looks up and tries to pick out a full forrds with  kick pass.
Hopefully a lot of our poor attitude was down to "only the'oul FBD" syndrome. Next Sunday will tell the tale and hopefully a much changed starting 15 with a good attitude and some direct football, fight and pace.
A repeat of yesterday's sh1te will spell and end to Division 2 and leave us with a struggle to avoid the drop.
And Syfín don't reply I'm not in the mood for your oul crapology.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 27, 2014, 11:20:50 PM
How many pages of scutter have we written about FBD football this year? All to be totally forgotten when a ball is kicked in the real league.

Says it all, really.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 27, 2014, 11:51:28 PM
How many pages of scutter have we written about FBD football this year? All to be totally forgotten when a ball is kicked in the real league.

Says it all, really.

Ye cant use real and league in the same sentence ffs. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 28, 2014, 12:27:24 AM
How many pages of scutter have we written about FBD football this year? All to be totally forgotten when a ball is kicked in the real league.

Says it all, really.

Ye cant use real and league in the same sentence ffs. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 28, 2014, 09:29:52 AM
How many pages of scutter have we written about FBD football this year? All to be totally forgotten when a ball is kicked in the real league.

Says it all, really.

Ye cant use real and league in the same sentence ffs. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
You really are a garsún, aren't you? But there is nothing wrong with it. We are all learning. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 28, 2014, 10:44:16 AM
[. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
[/quote]
You really are a garsún, aren't you? But there is nothing wrong with it. We are all learning.
[/quote]
He'll be 15 later this year.
Have to agree with Moy that the REAL All Ireland Football Championship begins with the Quarter finals.
The Provincials( great local stuff and when a new team wins like Monaghan, us 2010, Westmeath 2004 etc it's great altogether) and the Qualifiers are both streams to qualify for the REAL ALL Ireland stuff.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 28, 2014, 11:48:48 AM
How many pages of scutter have we written about FBD football this year? All to be totally forgotten when a ball is kicked in the real league.

Says it all, really.

Ye cant use real and league in the same sentence ffs. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.

Ahh muse god bless ya ladeen.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 28, 2014, 11:55:18 AM
[. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
You really are a garsún, aren't you? But there is nothing wrong with it. We are all learning.
[/quote]
He'll be 15 later this year.
Have to agree with Moy that the REAL All Ireland Football Championship begins with the Quarter finals.
The Provincials( great local stuff and when a new team wins like Monaghan, us 2010, Westmeath 2004 etc it's great altogether) and the Qualifiers are both streams to qualify for the REAL ALL Ireland stuff.
[/quote]
I think the stuff in July with fallen women such as Derry and Galway trying to inch their way back to respectability amongst the tra(m)ps in the long grass has much to be said about it.
Cavan's progress last year was very nice to see. Antrim the year before  :o
Anytime the pundits are shamed is great. Monaghan last year.
Kerry losing by a point, always sweet.     
All the waffle on TSG.

Flannery O’Connor
“Where you come from is gone, where you thought you were going to was never there, and where you are is no good unless you can get away from it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzeDgHgk7qs
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 28, 2014, 11:58:15 AM
Ah, blah! It all depends on where you are on the curve. If you are building and want a Provincial title like Tyrone last year then the first round in Ulster is as important as the QF.  If like Mayo you have won 3 in a row provincials then QF is the real business end. But at the beginning of the curve in 2011 we (Mayo) were damn happy with our provincial crown. Same with Kildare or Meath in Leinster, a provincial crown would be celebrated! Munster is the only exception. The Cork/Kerry dominance coupled with the seeding means that the last 12 to QF are only a formality to qualify for.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: larryin89 on January 28, 2014, 12:02:07 PM
From the bunker..
 
I see your point and it's a valid one but there still is a feel of the real deal starting august weekend . 

When you win a provincial title it means you're in a q/f , so of course it's still important to win your provincial .
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: From the Bunker on January 28, 2014, 01:00:12 PM
From the bunker..
 
I see your point and it's a valid one but there still is a feel of the real deal starting august weekend . 

When you win a provincial title it means you're in a q/f , so of course it's still important to win your provincial .

Oh of course it does! But there are always smaller goals for developing teams.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Syferus on January 28, 2014, 01:07:01 PM
[. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
You really are a garsún, aren't you? But there is nothing wrong with it. We are all learning.
[/quote]
He'll be 15 later this year.
Have to agree with Moy that the REAL All Ireland Football Championship begins with the Quarter finals.
The Provincials( great local stuff and when a new team wins like Monaghan, us 2010, Westmeath 2004 etc it's great altogether) and the Qualifiers are both streams to qualify for the REAL ALL Ireland stuff.
[/quote]

With your hatred of all things foreign I'm surprised to see you applying the Champions League mentality to an amateur organisation.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: seafoid on January 28, 2014, 01:10:37 PM
Ah, blah! It all depends on where you are on the curve. If you are building and want a Provincial title like Tyrone last year then the first round in Ulster is as important as the QF.  If like Mayo you have won 3 in a row provincials then QF is the real business end. But at the beginning of the curve in 2011 we (Mayo) were damn happy with our provincial crown. Same with Kildare or Meath in Leinster, a provincial crown would be celebrated! Munster is the only exception. The Cork/Kerry dominance coupled with the seeding means that the last 12 to QF are only a formality to qualify for.
It's all relative. Some counties (Longford) would be happy to string 2 wins together, others will not cease until 5 in a row
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 28, 2014, 02:01:57 PM
[. Football has been reduced to the August Bankholiday Weekend and the AI final 6/7 weeks later. Not in there you don t exist.

You on the tatter, Moy? The argument that the season begins in the ritz that is Croke Park in August is a fallacy at odds with every single ethos of the GAA.
You really are a garsún, aren't you? But there is nothing wrong with it. We are all learning.
He'll be 15 later this year.
Have to agree with Moy that the REAL All Ireland Football Championship begins with the Quarter finals.
The Provincials( great local stuff and when a new team wins like Monaghan, us 2010, Westmeath 2004 etc it's great altogether) and the Qualifiers are both streams to qualify for the REAL ALL Ireland stuff.
[/quote]

With your hatred of all things foreign I'm surprised to see you applying the Champions League mentality to an amateur organisation.
[/quote]
Don't know what a "Champions League mentality" is a Shyfín.
The early rounds of both Provincials and Qualifiers area bit like the early counts in an Election - getting rid of the no hopers, the lunatic candidates and the brave limited triers.
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Lar Naparka on January 28, 2014, 05:57:06 PM
Dunno what all the fuss is about.
Of course the REAL AI stuff begins with the QFs. How could it be otherwise?
At that stage, there are no more back doors and the provincial championships are resolved so it’s classic championship fare from there on. One slip and yer gone- no second chances.
Sure some counties would be mighty happy with a provincial title and others would count their year a success if they manage to win a local derby and I’ve no problem with either but you’re talking about PROVINCIAL championships here which is a separate issue
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: Rossfan on January 28, 2014, 07:54:02 PM
How many pages of scutter have we written
I don't know but you'd account for about 95% of them.  :-[
Lawnseed the remaining 5%
Title: Re: FBD League 2014
Post by: moysider on January 29, 2014, 12:17:45 AM
Dunno what all the fuss is about.
Of course the REAL AI stuff begins with the QFs. How could it be otherwise?
At that stage, there are no more back doors and the provincial championships are resolved so it’s classic championship fare from there on. One slip and yer gone- no second chances.
Sure some counties would be mighty happy with a provincial title and others would count their year a success if they manage to win a local derby and I’ve no problem with either but you’re talking about PROVINCIAL championships here which is a separate issue

Appologies Lar for hoppin that ball that created a bit of a fuss ( couldn t believe it really). I was bored when I posted that - I d have preferred to have been 'on the tatter' of course. In which case I would have had more important things on my mind - like how slugs eat more of my cabbages than I do. Sometimes they even take on the onions and garlic ffs. Any time I get a fox attack I lose my good laying pullets instead of bloody cocks that I cant give away. Y'know, the important stuff.
Title: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 29, 2014, 08:23:31 PM
Bumping this up again. Maybe Mayo might do it for Holmes and Connelly, or maybe Roscommon will do it for Syf. Hopefully some North Mayo venue will get a gameen next January.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on September 29, 2014, 08:32:31 PM
Roscommon have bigger fish to fry than the Leitrim League. Will be in Ballyhaunis for the challenge match of the year..
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on September 29, 2014, 11:04:41 PM
Bumping this up again. Maybe Mayo might do it for Holmes and Connelly, or maybe Roscommon will do it for Syf. Hopefully some North Mayo venue will get a gameen next January.

Christ Farr., are you running a temperature after yesterday?

I ve gone to a good few FBDs over the years but the competition is stale and haven t bothered with it for 2-3 years. Maybe if there was some initiative with promotion and venues it could be lifted a bit.  North Mayo will get f**k all Farr., as you know well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on September 30, 2014, 11:12:05 AM
Jases Rhubarbs ye're on some comedown - from All Ireland Finals to now getting excited ( like the rest of the mere mortals) about th'oul FBD. ;D
The Provincial draws next week will get us all into 2015 mode.
As for the FBD perhaps it's time to move it to December and see would that improve it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 11, 2014, 09:00:33 PM
Mayo's Group.


Round 1  4th January
Sligo IT v Roscommon
NUIG v Mayo
 
Round 2 11th January
Roscommon v NUIG
Sligo IT v Mayo

Round 3 18th  January
NUIG v Sligo IT
Mayo v Roscommon

All games down for 2.00pm.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on November 14, 2014, 04:17:34 PM
We'll be cutting a fine dash in our new jerseys  ;D
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=227647.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on November 14, 2014, 04:52:20 PM
We'll be cutting a fine dash in our new jerseys  ;D
http://www.hoganstand.com/ArticleForm.aspx?ID=227647.

What's this about a map of all the locations of the clubs in the county on the back of the jersey? Sounds like a nice touch.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on November 14, 2014, 05:41:14 PM
Is the Ros town of Ballagh included I wonder ? :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on December 22, 2014, 09:10:14 PM
No Ballyhaunis for ya syf, you'll have to venture to the mecca of Connacht football in Castlebar.  One game for Ballina v IT Sligo (is E. regan with it sligo this year)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on December 22, 2014, 09:19:35 PM
I know the CC and Mayowestros Co Board want to do their bit to pay the debt on the white elephant but draggin an oul FBD game there is overdoin it >:( >:(
Happy Christmas to all the rest of Connacht (even Rhus - but not to Ballaghrhus) and let all feelings of goodwill end from 2nd January and let battle thenceforth commence.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on December 22, 2014, 09:25:05 PM
I know the CC and Mayowestros Co Board want to do their bit to pay the debt on the white elephant but draggin an oul FBD game there is overdoin it >:( >:(
Happy Christmas to all the rest of Connacht (even Rhus - but not to Ballaghrhus) and let all feelings of goodwill end from 2nd January and let battle thenceforth commence.

Time will tell but good move imo , id expect a 20% increase in attendance .

merry xmas to you too rossie.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on December 22, 2014, 10:25:33 PM
3 home games for us this year  :)

http://mayoclub51.com/mayo-gaa-2015-fixturesresults/senior-football-fixturesresults-2015/
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on December 23, 2014, 12:04:17 AM
3 home games for us this year  :)

http://mayoclub51.com/mayo-gaa-2015-fixturesresults/senior-football-fixturesresults-2015/

They must be reading my (e)mail !!

The competition needed a bit of a change. The Ballina match is welcome and will get a crowd but Castlebar not really a venue you want for this. But it beats some venues in the past like dodgy floodlights and not a bush for a few observers to shelter from some awful weather.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on December 23, 2014, 12:30:24 PM
3 home games for us this year  :)

http://mayoclub51.com/mayo-gaa-2015-fixturesresults/senior-football-fixturesresults-2015/

They must be reading my (e)mail !!

The competition needed a bit of a change. The Ballina match is welcome and will get a crowd but Castlebar not really a venue you want for this. But it beats some venues in the past like dodgy floodlights and not a bush for a few observers to shelter from some awful weather.

What shite is moving the Mayo-Ros game to McHale about? Always got a great crowd when played on the border in Ballinlough and Ballyhaunis. Basically throwing money away.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 01, 2015, 04:54:08 PM
FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2015- Section A

Round 1
Strokestown 14:00 Institute of Technology Sligo V Roscommon
Referee: Declan Corcoran

Elverys MacHale Park,
Castlebar
14:00 N.U.I. Galway V Mayo
Referee: Raymond Mc Brien

FBD Connacht GAA Senior League Football 2015- Section B
Round 1
Enniscrone 14:00 Sligo V Galway
Referee: Paddy Neilan

Cloone 14:00 Leitrim V GMIT
Referee: Paul Daly

03-01-2015 (Sat)

Connacht GAA Senior League Hurling 2015- Section B
Round 1
Tourlestane 14:00 Sligo V GMIT
Referee: Kevin Mc Geeney

Ballinamore 14:00 Leitrim V Mayo
Referee: Michael Carroll

http://mayoclub51.com/mayo-gaa-2015-fixturesresults/
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 01, 2015, 10:05:52 PM
Any aul team news? Half thinking of going to the opening round but a glimpse of a team selection would whet the appetite.

Are there many of the Mayo panel involved with colleges this year or will most of the established panel be available I wonder?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 01, 2015, 11:59:57 PM
Any aul team news? Half thinking of going to the opening round but a glimpse of a team selection would whet the appetite.

Are there many of the Mayo panel involved with colleges this year or will most of the established panel be available I wonder?

When is Ballina God getting his first start of 2015 Moy.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 02, 2015, 12:33:15 AM
Any aul team news? Half thinking of going to the opening round but a glimpse of a team selection would whet the appetite.

Are there many of the Mayo panel involved with colleges this year or will most of the established panel be available I wonder?

When is Ballina God getting his first start of 2015 Moy.

The which?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2015, 03:38:08 AM
Any aul team news? Half thinking of going to the opening round but a glimpse of a team selection would whet the appetite.

Are there many of the Mayo panel involved with colleges this year or will most of the established panel be available I wonder?

When is Ballina God getting his first start of 2015 Moy.

The which?

Evan of course.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 02, 2015, 06:19:57 PM
Any aul team news? Half thinking of going to the opening round but a glimpse of a team selection would whet the appetite.

Are there many of the Mayo panel involved with colleges this year or will most of the established panel be available I wonder?

When is Ballina God getting his first start of 2015 Moy.

The which?

Evan of course.

Ah now. What's gone is gone.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 02, 2015, 07:25:59 PM
FFS Syf I hoped you might give up on your rhubarb fascination for New Year.:-X
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2015, 08:40:59 PM
FFS Syf I hoped you might give up on your rhubarb fascination for New Year.:-X

Trying to see if he's available. We need cover with Donie still out injured.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 02, 2015, 08:59:56 PM

I suppose Alexis Sanchez would be decent cover for likes of Andy Carroll.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 02, 2015, 10:47:01 PM

I suppose Alexis Sanchez would be decent cover for likes of Andy Carroll.

More like Kieran Donaghy for LeBron James.

Actually I take that back. A Mayo foward can kick the ball, even if it doesn't go in the intended direction most of the time.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2015, 12:55:51 AM

I suppose Alexis Sanchez would be decent cover for likes of Andy Carroll.

More like Kieran Donaghy for LeBron James.

Actually I take that back. A Mayo foward can kick the ball, even if it doesn't go in the intended direction most of the time.

Nah!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Put Up That Flag on January 03, 2015, 01:46:40 AM
FFS Syf I hoped you might give up on your rhubarb fascination for New Year.:-X

Trying to see if he's available. We need cover with Donie still out injured.

Less than 48 hours now buck until Creggers three game glory streak gets under way, I would say you won't sleep for the next couple nights in excitement of seeing the bearded magician ripping up the opposition in the primary competition of the year, I can't wait for a blow by blow account from you on how the greatest player to ever kick a ball destroys all in his way!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 03, 2015, 10:01:17 AM
Rhubarb buckeens getting excited about th'oul FBD.
Glory days must  be over  :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2015, 02:33:04 PM
Rhubarb buckeens getting excited about th'oul FBD.
Glory days must  be over  :D

Wouldn t call it excitement but it's all we ve got.

And it's a long time until August when the real stuff starts.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 03, 2015, 03:11:18 PM
Rhubarb buckeens getting excited about th'oul FBD.
Glory days must  be over  :D

Wouldn t call it excitement but it's all we ve got.

And it's a long time until August when the real stuff starts.
Wonder what ye'll be doing then?
Savin on all that travel to Dublin and Limerick I suppose :P
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2015, 03:19:39 PM
Rhubarb buckeens getting excited about th'oul FBD.
Glory days must  be over  :D

Wouldn t call it excitement but it's all we ve got.

And it's a long time until August when the real stuff starts.
Wonder what ye'll be doing then?
Savin on all that travel to Dublin and Limerick I suppose :P

Time will tell but unlikely we ll have to go to Limerick again any time soon.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 04, 2015, 05:51:59 AM
I see Sligo and Galway have two very experimental sides out tomorrow.  A few lads Sweeney, gilmartin etc who haven't been around the county scene foe a while,

Enniscrone in January - I'm sure the anticipation is on a knife edge
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 04, 2015, 03:29:00 PM
great start for Ros,  14 points to 5 winners over IT Sligo . while Mayo scrape a win v NUIG.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 04, 2015, 03:51:49 PM
great start for Ros,  14 points to 5 winners over IT Sligo . while Mayo scrape a win v NUIG.

Looks like Ros' year.

Wouldn t mind Mayo had a strong team out as well.

1)   Robert Hennelly - Breaffy

2)   Darren McHugh - Hollymount/Carramore

3)   Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites

4)   Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

5)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet

6)   Caolan Crowe - Garrymore

7)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe

8)   Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber

9)   Alex Corduff - Ballina Stephenites

10) Neil Douglas - Castlebar Mitchels

11) Adam Gallagher - Mayo Gaels

12) Mickey Conroy - Davitts

13) Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites

22) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole

15) Mark Ronaldson - Shrule/Glencorrib




16) David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites

14) Alan Freeman - Aghamore


17) Kevin Keane - Westport

18) Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen

19) Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels

20) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore

21) Mikey Sweeney - Kiltane

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: REDCOL on January 04, 2015, 04:18:05 PM
Just home lucky enough to win.

1. Rob Hennelly - Great save near the end saved our bacon.
2. Darren Mc Hugh - Will be satisfied with his debut, scored a good point and wasn't in any trouble defensively.
3. Ger Cafferkey - Looked very shaky early on, but settled and done ok before being replaced
4. Stephen Coen - Was in huge trouble when Comer moved in, lacks pace for Corner Back, played better when moved into Half Forward Line.
5. Chris Barrett - Very good, probably our second best player,
6. Kevin Keane - Physically Strong but pace is his issue.
7. Caolan Crowe  - Started Strong, Faded and then finished strong. Will be pleased enough.
8. Jason Gibbons - Cant seem to rediscover his form of last spring, distribution poor today
9. Alex Corduff - Big Man, but lacks mobility tried very hard.
10. Neil Douglas - Our Best player by a long way, good distributor and kicked a few nice points
11. Adam Gallagher - Good first five minutes and then disappeared. Expected More.
12.  Michael Conroy - Played way too deep, worked tirelessly but role doesn't suit him
13. Evan Regan - Might need firmer ground, overall disappointing but has ability
14. Jason Doherty - Didn't get into game, black card was deserved and might need a break
15. Mark Ronaldson - Mixed the good and bad, got the goal but some things just didn't click

Overall, Early season so cant be too hard on the lads, need to see them mixed in with more of the regulars to make a definitive judgement.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 04, 2015, 06:10:26 PM

Wouldn t mind Mayo had a strong team out as well.



You think? what i see is Mayo side with few starters pure experimental stuff & some lads playing that Horan wasn't keen on. Us in comparison had i think 8 starters from our last championship game starting today, Sligo IT aren't at the level of their side from last year when they drew with us and Mayo. For all the chances we created today i don't think Sligo IT could complain if we won by 18 points or more and TBH i'll be surprised if Mayo don't win by about 15 points next weekend. NUIG will be tougher game for us.

How did the rossies Cian Connolly number 10 and David Murray number 2 on the NUIG perform today?



Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 04, 2015, 06:54:39 PM
Id tend to agree with Moysider, its goin to be roscommons year. JJ will be missed in Mayo after 4 good years.
This has been coming for a while now, at last the Rossies are going to see their underage work filter through to success at senior. We have to sit back and let them have a lash now, we have had our time.

Its going to be a rebuilding job for Mayo that could take at least two years and see a lot of retirements . Its going to be  a very sobering phase for Mayo football , we have wined and dined with the top table for a few years now. This is not an overreaction to our narrow win over the students of NUIG .

Rossies could win FBD in second gear but Leitrim will try their best to hang onto the much sought after crown . the rest of us are just wasting our time, its very disheartening to think we are going to lose to Roscommon in Castlebar.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ballinaman on January 04, 2015, 07:29:49 PM
Id tend to agree with Moysider, its goin to be roscommons year. JJ will be missed in Mayo after 4 good years.
This has been coming for a while now, at last the Rossies are going to see their underage work filter through to success at senior. We have to sit back and let them have a lash now, we have had our time.

Its going to be a rebuilding job for Mayo that could take at least two years and see a lot of retirements . Its going to be  a very sobering phase for Mayo football , we have wined and dined with the top table for a few years now. This is not an overreaction to our narrow win over the students of NUIG .

Rossies could win FBD in second gear but Leitrim will try their best to hang onto the much sought after crown . the rest of us are just wasting our time, its very disheartening to think we are going to lose to Roscommon in Castlebar.
I wouldn't be so downbeat if above delusions materialise...you'll get great use out of your Syferus account....every cloud..
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Lar Naparka on January 04, 2015, 11:01:59 PM
Id tend to agree with Moysider, its goin to be roscommons year. JJ will be missed in Mayo after 4 good years.
This has been coming for a while now, at last the Rossies are going to see their underage work filter through to success at senior. We have to sit back and let them have a lash now, we have had our time.

Its going to be a rebuilding job for Mayo that could take at least two years and see a lot of retirements . Its going to be  a very sobering phase for Mayo football , we have wined and dined with the top table for a few years now. This is not an overreaction to our narrow win over the students of NUIG .

Rossies could win FBD in second gear but Leitrim will try their best to hang onto the much sought after crown . the rest of us are just wasting our time, its very disheartening to think we are going to lose to Roscommon in Castlebar.
Bedad, you could be right Larry.
Didn't I have a horrible nightmare the other night, so I did.
I was standing by myself in McHale Park and the place was infested with bloody sheep.
Couldn't make head nor tail of it at all. Them wooly jumpers were buck leppin' around the place as if they ownded it and I was stuck in sheep shite right up to me ankles.
It could well have been an omen or a portent or whatever ya call them friggin' things that let you look into the future.
The could well be the year for the primrose and blue, make no mistake about that.
On the other hand maybe the fact that I had 14 pints and a chicken wings and honey from the local Chinese might have had something to do with it.
Can't be sure but I'd lay a bet that the Rossies will at long last use the undoubted array of talent at their disposal to,well, shite themselves  in Castlebar.
God knows they've had plenty of practice at doing that down the years.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 04, 2015, 11:21:43 PM
Mayo are getting awful cagey in January. Still rattled after Limerick.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 04, 2015, 11:25:50 PM
Mayo are getting awful cagey in January. Still rattled after Limerick.

Be something wrong with us if we were not!!

I know Roscommon men who still brood about 1980. I m still coming to terms with 96, 97 and 98 if truth be told.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 04, 2015, 11:29:47 PM
Id tend to agree with Moysider, its goin to be roscommons year. JJ will be missed in Mayo after 4 good years.
This has been coming for a while now, at last the Rossies are going to see their underage work filter through to success at senior. We have to sit back and let them have a lash now, we have had our time.

Its going to be a rebuilding job for Mayo that could take at least two years and see a lot of retirements . Its going to be  a very sobering phase for Mayo football , we have wined and dined with the top table for a few years now. This is not an overreaction to our narrow win over the students of NUIG .

Rossies could win FBD in second gear but Leitrim will try their best to hang onto the much sought after crown . the rest of us are just wasting our time, its very disheartening to think we are going to lose to Roscommon in Castlebar.
Bedad, you could be right Larry.
Didn't I have a horrible nightmare the other night, so I did.
I was standing by myself in McHale Park and the place was infested with bloody sheep.
Couldn't make head nor tail of it at all. Them wooly jumpers were buck leppin' around the place as if they ownded it and I was stuck in sheep shite right up to me ankles.
It could well have been an omen or a portent or whatever ya call them friggin' things that let you look into the future.
The could well be the year for the primrose and blue, make no mistake about that.
On the other hand maybe the fact that I had 14 pints and a chicken wings and honey from the local Chinese might have had something to do with it.
Can't be sure but I'd lay a bet that the Rossies will at long last use the undoubted array of talent at their disposal to,well, shite themselves  in Castlebar.
God knows they've had plenty of practice at doing that down the years.

Jaysus Lar' you re risin them early the year.

Time will tell what's what. But I don t envy Holmes and Connelly sifting through all the players they have involved.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 05, 2015, 04:16:15 PM
Our management won't have learned much from that game yesterday as it was just too easy.
Hopefully the new lads will get a good test next weekend from the NUIG and and then see if any of them are fit to face the rhubarb colossus/monster.
Milton looked the best of them to my little eye anyway while Kilcline will hopefully last a biteen longer on his next appearance.
I wonder did he break Jason Neary's record for the shortest ever time on the pitch before being dismissed?
And of course being Roscommon we do things in reverse - An Australian coming here to play Gaelic football  ;D
 Next thing we'll have rhubarbs and the like looking up their family trees to try and join an upwardly mobile County heading for Sam. 8)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 05, 2015, 04:21:38 PM
Our management won't have learned much from that game yesterday as it was just too easy.
Hopefully the new lads will get a good test next weekend from the NUIG and and then see if any of them are fit to face the rhubarb colossus/monster.
Milton looked the best of them to my little eye anyway while Kilcline will hopefully last a biteen longer on his next appearance.
I wonder did he break Jason Neary's record for the shortest ever time on the pitch before being dismissed?
And of course being Roscommon we do things in reverse - An Australian coming here to play Gaelic football  ;D
 Next thing we'll have rhubarbs and the like looking up their family trees to try and join an upwardly mobile County heading for Sam. 8)

You said it.

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 05, 2015, 04:47:56 PM
I hear this Aussie is a big unit.
Seeing how the Aussies usually beat us up in the bastardised rules games (when they re bothered), Ros might be on to something. Especially if he has the natural Ros awkwardness bred out of him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2015, 05:14:02 PM
He and his family emigrated and have just returned home ffs Rossfan. Roch Hanmore came back and got a run last year too but Dufficy played at a higher level of Aussie Rules and apparently was our fittest player in the latest fitness tests, why not have a look at the lad, that's the whole point of the pre-season.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 05, 2015, 05:28:01 PM
Ah he's pure Rossie so. I was expecting something more exotic.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 05, 2015, 05:37:36 PM
You clowneen Syf - you've ruined my next 5 wind up the rhus posts  ;D I was going to add we'd done a deal with Carlton to take 4 or 5 lads from them each season. Imagine the outrage that would have raised from the rhus and the Ollsther bies...
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 05, 2015, 07:15:56 PM
Mayo are getting awful cagey in January. Still rattled after Limerick.
You always have the gander up from now until June, Syf. Is it related to the rotation of the earth?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Ryano on January 06, 2015, 04:39:58 PM
You always have the gander up from now until June, Syf. Is it related to the rotation of the earth?

No, Tis the full moon we think. Touch of the Werewolf about him among other things....
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 06, 2015, 06:02:54 PM
Just home lucky enough to win.

1. Rob Hennelly - Great save near the end saved our bacon.
2. Darren Mc Hugh - Will be satisfied with his debut, scored a good point and wasn't in any trouble defensively.
3. Ger Cafferkey - Looked very shaky early on, but settled and done ok before being replaced
4. Stephen Coen - Was in huge trouble when Comer moved in, lacks pace for Corner Back, played better when moved into Half Forward Line.
5. Chris Barrett - Very good, probably our second best player,
6. Kevin Keane - Physically Strong but pace is his issue.
7. Caolan Crowe  - Started Strong, Faded and then finished strong. Will be pleased enough.
8. Jason Gibbons - Cant seem to rediscover his form of last spring, distribution poor today
9. Alex Corduff - Big Man, but lacks mobility tried very hard.
10. Neil Douglas - Our Best player by a long way, good distributor and kicked a few nice points
11. Adam Gallagher - Good first five minutes and then disappeared. Expected More.
12.  Michael Conroy - Played way too deep, worked tirelessly but role doesn't suit him
13. Evan Regan - Might need firmer ground, overall disappointing but has ability
14. Jason Doherty - Didn't get into game, black card was deserved and might need a break
15. Mark Ronaldson - Mixed the good and bad, got the goal but some things just didn't click

Overall, Early season so cant be too hard on the lads, need to see them mixed in with more of the regulars to make a definitive judgement.

Ones in Bold are from last years panel. Ones in Blue are what we had as regular starters last year. Anybody who is getting excited about our prospects either negatively or positively needs a few sedatives. It's only January! I'll be saying pretty much the same up to April! Remember Derry last year?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2015, 06:28:41 PM
Just home lucky enough to win.

1. Rob Hennelly - Great save near the end saved our bacon.
2. Darren Mc Hugh - Will be satisfied with his debut, scored a good point and wasn't in any trouble defensively.
3. Ger Cafferkey - Looked very shaky early on, but settled and done ok before being replaced
4. Stephen Coen - Was in huge trouble when Comer moved in, lacks pace for Corner Back, played better when moved into Half Forward Line.
5. Chris Barrett - Very good, probably our second best player,
6. Kevin Keane - Physically Strong but pace is his issue.
7. Caolan Crowe  - Started Strong, Faded and then finished strong. Will be pleased enough.
8. Jason Gibbons - Cant seem to rediscover his form of last spring, distribution poor today
9. Alex Corduff - Big Man, but lacks mobility tried very hard.
10. Neil Douglas - Our Best player by a long way, good distributor and kicked a few nice points
11. Adam Gallagher - Good first five minutes and then disappeared. Expected More.
12.  Michael Conroy - Played way too deep, worked tirelessly but role doesn't suit him
13. Evan Regan - Might need firmer ground, overall disappointing but has ability
14. Jason Doherty - Didn't get into game, black card was deserved and might need a break
15. Mark Ronaldson - Mixed the good and bad, got the goal but some things just didn't click

Overall, Early season so cant be too hard on the lads, need to see them mixed in with more of the regulars to make a definitive judgement.

Ones in Bold are from last years panel. Ones in Blue are what we had as regular starters last year. Anybody who is getting excited about our prospects either negatively or positively needs a few sedatives. It's only January! I'll be saying pretty much the same up to April! Remember Derry last year?

Adam Gallagher was a big part of Mayo's panel for the first five or six games of 2014 until James decided it was hate the gingers year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 06, 2015, 06:33:22 PM
You always have the gander up from now until June, Syf. Is it related to the rotation of the earth?

No, Tis the full moon we think. Touch of the Werewolf about him among other things....
+1  ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2015, 09:02:13 PM
Quote
MICHAEL DUFFICY ANSWERS ROSCOMMON’S ‘CLARION CALL’
 
MONDAY, JANUARY 05, 2015
By Ian Cooney

Over 30 years after Oliver Dufficy won an intermediate football championship medal with Tulsk, his son Michael has made his competitive debut for Roscommon.

There were a few eyebrows raised among Roscommon supporters when Dufficy entered Sunday’s FBD League game against IT Sligo after 40 minutes. But he has been training with the Rossies since December, having left Australia last summer and returned to the birthplace of his father.

Oliver Dufficy was a highly regarded midfielder who won an intermediate championship medal with Tulsk in 1984. Tulsk beat St. Croan’s in the final after a replay. Oliver also won U-14 and minor titles with his native club. His father Michael was one of the founding members of Tulsk Lord Edwards GAA Club in the early seventies.

But Oliver subsequently emigrated to Australia where he has lived in Melbourne for over 25 years and raised his family (three boys and one girl). His son Michael has lined out for Northern Blues who ply their trade in the Victorian Football League and are a reserve team for Carlton Football Club.

Roscommon senior football manager John Evans takes up the story: “I sent out a clarion call to other counties to see if there were any other Roscommon players out there. That call also went out to London, New York and Australia. Michael sent me a couple of DVDs of himself. He looked extraordinary. He’s shown up to be wonderful in training. He’s an absolute example to the lads.”

Dufficy played in a couple of challenge matches before Sunday’s FBD League encounter and was particularly impressive when he lined out at midfield against Offaly.

“He’s either first or second in any of the disciplines we do. He has a great work ethic. It’s great for our lads to see what other people do in the AFL. He has played semi-pro. He wanted to come and play for Roscommon. Fair play to him. The lads have embraced him and his ideas. He has left his family and work behind him in Australia, and he’s throwing his lot in here to see how far he goes.

“He’s forfeiting everything to come over here. But we’re bucking the trend here in Roscommon. Instead of sending fellas away, fellas are coming back. I think that shows a lot about what we’re doing in Roscommon. We’re beginning to huddle together, build up a head of steam and hopefully we’ll get the rewards,” concluded Evans.

It’s fair to say that Michael Dufficy’s progress will be monitored with a fair degree of interest over the coming weeks. Who knows, his father Oliver could be visiting Roscommon more frequently in 2015.

http://www.roscommonherald.ie/2015/01/06/michael-dufficy-answers-roscommons-clarion-call/

Interesting to say the least. Sounds like serious commitment from Dufficy, didn't know he spent his whole life (I'm assuming) in Aus after all. Like that Evans is casting his net far and wide, he's really proven himself to be a damn good manager. Sure Michael's already got more game-time than Gavin..
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 06, 2015, 09:08:27 PM

Sounds like the lad came over to make a go of it. Fair play to him. Sounds like he s a decent player.
Best of luck to him. I hope it works out for him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 06, 2015, 09:59:58 PM
It's great to see a lad moving from Carlton to Roscommon.
You can take the man out of Ros but the Ros will never be taken out of the man or his children  :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 06, 2015, 10:37:56 PM
It's great to see a lad moving from Carlton to Roscommon.
You can take the man out of Ros but the Ros will never be taken out of the man or his children  :D

Indeed, but I was anticipating an O hAilpín type. Breed some of the rawness out of the pedigree.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 06, 2015, 11:35:44 PM
Now if Johneen can get Peter Domican and Stephen Ormsby back home we can start modeling the bust of his head to hang in the new Hyde.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 07, 2015, 12:38:55 AM
Now if Johneen can get Peter Domican and Stephen Ormsby back home we can start modeling the bust of his head to hang in the new Hyde.

What are ye on about?

Domican was steady but hardly a reason to go robbing and melting down scrap metal.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 07, 2015, 01:43:35 AM
Now if Johneen can get Peter Domican and Stephen Ormsby back home we can start modeling the bust of his head to hang in the new Hyde.

What are ye on about?

Domican was steady but hardly a reason to go robbing and melting down scrap metal.

Very little experienced cover in the FB line at all. If Seanie Mc, Carty or Collins are injured we're left with sticking in a natural HB or throwing in an 19-22 year old with no senior experience. Ronan Stack would have played there (he did against ITS) but he has mainly played a sweeper role for the county team. Everyone in the county would be happy to see Domican return. He was playing the best football of his young life in Brigids' AI winning year but was out in Dubai with his job before the championship rolled around. Given he's been out of football totally it would take time for him to be ready to feature again too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 07, 2015, 10:03:20 AM
Domican last played real Co football in 2011 (2012  was a non year ) while Ormsby is the same or was it 2010?
It would take them 2 years to get to the pace of inter Co again by which time they'd be 29.Both were decent defenders but no supermen.They looked very good compared to the rest of our poor enough defenders.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Bojangles on January 07, 2015, 04:45:32 PM
Domnican was very solid for a number of years. Not spectacular but sometimes the better more-effective back is like that. Invariably he was marking the hotshots on the opposing team. Held Kerrigan very well the time they played Nemo in the semi and the Corkman was flying that year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 08, 2015, 12:59:21 AM
Domnican was very solid for a number of years. Not spectacular but sometimes the better more-effective back is like that. Invariably he was marking the hotshots on the opposing team. Held Kerrigan very well the time they played Nemo in the semi and the Corkman was flying that year.

Yearrah, Kerrigan always calved when it counted. Ask Tomás or any Kerry man - or indeed any real Cork football man.

Still, I with Syfín on this. If the King of Yearrahs can get The Dominican and Ormsby back we ll do a statha. I ll work on the wax likeness of His Grace and Sy will rob the metal and melt her down.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 08, 2015, 01:54:18 AM
Domnican was very solid for a number of years. Not spectacular but sometimes the better more-effective back is like that. Invariably he was marking the hotshots on the opposing team. Held Kerrigan very well the time they played Nemo in the semi and the Corkman was flying that year.

Yearrah, Kerrigan always calved when it counted. Ask Tomás or any Kerry man - or indeed any real Cork football man.

Still, I with Syfín on this. If the King of Yearrahs can get The Dominican and Ormsby back we ll do a statha. I ll work on the wax likeness of His Grace and Sy will rob the metal and melt her down.

Just a bronze bust of his big Kerry head, not his big frame. We won't have much left when the Hyde is done up to be going full-body.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 08, 2015, 10:02:15 AM
The man's name is Peter DOMICAN.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 09, 2015, 11:04:21 PM
I see we have A very inexperienced team selected for Sunday. I suppose that's what this is for
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 10, 2015, 12:51:34 AM
I expect ye're building towards putting us in our box next June  :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2015, 01:52:41 AM
I expect ye're building towards putting us in our box next June  :D

Don't go doing a Sligo and start looking past the Cockneys.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: sligoman2 on January 10, 2015, 08:40:28 PM
I just hope we don't start building a new house with old blocks
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ballinaman on January 11, 2015, 12:05:56 PM
1).  David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2)   Kevin Keane - Westport
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Steven Duffy - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
5)   Michael Hall - Breaffy
6)   Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen
7)   Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8.   Gavin Duffy - Salthill/Knocknacarra
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels
10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Peter Dravins - Breaffy
13) Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
14) Alan Freeman - Aghamore
15) Mickey Sweeney - Kiltane

16) Robbie Hennelly - Breaffy
17) Darren McHugh - Hollymount/Carramore
18) Chris Barrett - Belmullet
19) Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
20) Alex Corduff - Ballina Stephenites
21) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
22) Mark Ronaldson - Shrule/Glencorrib
23) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber

Noel Connolly & Pat Holmes - Managers
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2015, 01:35:40 PM

Time to put the dinner on before I head back. Missus gone away cycling.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2015, 03:38:46 PM
Lost 10-9 to NUIG. No Leitrim match for us this year unless Mayo do something quare.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: macdanger2 on January 11, 2015, 03:50:23 PM
1).  David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2)   Kevin Keane - Westport
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Steven Duffy - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
5)   Michael Hall - Breaffy
6)   Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen
7)   Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
8.   Gavin Duffy - Salthill/Knocknacarra
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels
10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Peter Dravins - Breaffy
13) Evan Regan - Ballina Stephenites
14) Alan Freeman - Aghamore
15) Mickey Sweeney - Kiltane

16) Robbie Hennelly - Breaffy
17) Darren McHugh - Hollymount/Carramore
18) Chris Barrett - Belmullet
19) Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
20) Alex Corduff - Ballina Stephenites
21) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
22) Mark Ronaldson - Shrule/Glencorrib
23) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber

Noel Connolly & Pat Holmes - Managers

Would be interested to see how Hall gets on, he looked good as a minor.

Who are Lyons and Dravin?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 11, 2015, 03:50:32 PM
A wake up call/kick up the arse for our lads today. I know some will say only the FBD but it was fairly strong Ros line up and with NFL only weeks away major improvement needed.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2015, 04:30:49 PM
Same as the Leitrim game last year, far better to get the kick up the arse now than after losing a critical NFL game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 11, 2015, 04:44:12 PM
Looking forward o generous odds PP will be giving on a Ross victory in castlebar next week. Its a shoe in imo.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2015, 04:53:39 PM

Duel at Diablo so at the Taj Mahal next Sunday.

Hard to see past a Rossie win after another strong Mayo team made heavy weather of a poor enough Sligo IT side. Still, good to see a game again at a proper league venue in the county. Good attendance too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 11, 2015, 06:38:01 PM
We were tripe today and had 10 or 11 of last year's Championship team.
While I know January games are unreliable indicators … we can't score, have no midfield, and backs leave a lot  to be desired.
I'm getting worried about the season already. :-\
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 11, 2015, 06:51:17 PM
We were tripe today and had 10 or 11 of last year's Championship team.
While I know January games are unreliable indicators … we can't score, have no midfield, and backs leave a lot  to be desired.
I'm getting worried about the season already. :-\
Way to early to be getting worried. Who won this competition the last two years? How did they do after that? Any lad that was a regular last season will be minding himself at this time of the year. Beginning to loosen out his limbs after Conditioning work over the Autumn. Getting ready for bigger fry! There will/should be no going into tackles above 60%. A regular would be mad to do otherwise.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: INDIANA on January 11, 2015, 06:58:02 PM
We were tripe today and had 10 or 11 of last year's Championship team.
While I know January games are unreliable indicators … we can't score, have no midfield, and backs leave a lot  to be desired.
I'm getting worried about the season already. :-\

In my opinion you need a fresh face as a manager
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2015, 07:48:54 PM
The Ballagh Rossies are finally coming round -

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Post by: larryin89 on January 11, 2015, 08:23:47 PM
The Ballagh Rossies are finally coming round -

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Sure i follow the ross GAA page too. Hardly makes me a rossie now
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: mayo.mick on January 11, 2015, 08:45:45 PM

Duel at Diablo so at the Taj Mahal next Sunday.

Hard to see past a Rossie win after another strong Mayo team made heavy weather of a poor enough Sligo IT side. Still, good to see a game again at a proper league venue in the county. Good attendance too.

Moy, how many you reckon was there today? We were chatting at half time about it. We reckoned about 1200 to 1500 but could be way out!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2015, 09:44:40 PM

Duel at Diablo so at the Taj Mahal next Sunday.

Hard to see past a Rossie win after another strong Mayo team made heavy weather of a poor enough Sligo IT side. Still, good to see a game again at a proper league venue in the county. Good attendance too.

Moy, how many you reckon was there today? We were chatting at half time about it. We reckoned about 1200 to 1500 but could be way out!

Looking around from the clubhouse side we were figuring about 2000?

Thought Donal Vaughan did well Mick?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: macdanger2 on January 11, 2015, 10:21:26 PM
How did Michael Hall get on?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: mayo.mick on January 11, 2015, 10:38:42 PM

Duel at Diablo so at the Taj Mahal next Sunday.

Hard to see past a Rossie win after another strong Mayo team made heavy weather of a poor enough Sligo IT side. Still, good to see a game again at a proper league venue in the county. Good attendance too.

Moy, how many you reckon was there today? We were chatting at half time about it. We reckoned about 1200 to 1500 but could be way out!

Looking around from the clubhouse side we were figuring about 2000?

Thought Donal Vaughan did well Mick?

I thought he did OK. Few lads I haven't seen before. Lyons, Dravins and Corduff looked good. Of course the old reliables were as usual, Freeman, Moran and Mac stood out. Looks promising. Might be completely different team next week. They seems to be playing everyone on the panel, giving them all a run out, (those without "paperwork malfunctions"!)

 I can't understand why they can't give out attendance? All computer printed tickets. McKenna cup match's all have attendance figures
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 11, 2015, 10:42:14 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT? 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2015, 10:50:14 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Jaysus Larr yer not really going to stick Vaughan in there are ye. In my opinion the worst marker of all of Mayo's starting backs, far more suited to a HF or sweeper role if he has the football IQ to read plays. Sticking him on a man inside and hoping for the best sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

On second thoughts, I think ye should do it!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: macdanger2 on January 11, 2015, 11:26:14 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Jaysus Larr yer not really going to stick Vaughan in there are ye. In my opinion the worst marker of all of Mayo's starting backs, far more suited to a HF or sweeper role if he has the football IQ to read plays. Sticking him on a man inside and hoping for the best sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

On second thoughts, I think ye should do it!

I'd have to agree with Syf there, wouldn't mind seeing him playing around the midfield / hf line instead of in the hb line
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2015, 11:44:02 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Jaysus Larr yer not really going to stick Vaughan in there are ye. In my opinion the worst marker of all of Mayo's starting backs, far more suited to a HF or sweeper role if he has the football IQ to read plays. Sticking him on a man inside and hoping for the best sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

On second thoughts, I think ye should do it!

I'd have to agree with Syf there, wouldn't mind seeing him playing around the midfield / hf line instead of in the hb line

Disagree. I think Vaughan should be explored a bit more in the fb role. I dunno who was playing ff for IT today and don t care really. Let s see Vaughan in a National League game before we dismiss it. To put Sy. at ease Vaughan read the game very well today at 3 and looked comfortable. If anything he looks stronger and his hands were good. No doubting his durability and commitment ever. His looseness at times at chb was down to our tactical approach. He was encouraged to attack at will. He s a top team player and I d give him a good shout at cutting it at fb. Besides we have plenty options 5-12 (our U21 hb line is the best line in the team), but we need somebody other than Caff. that can play 3. Caff. does well on most but Vaughan is a more physical/aggression possibility. First National League game could see Vaughan go up against Donaghy. We d learn more there.

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2015, 11:57:49 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Larry; how in God's name could anybody answer that yet?
But its a good sign the new lads are exploring the possibility.
Look, he ll possibly get another cut at it against Ros next Sunday at the Taj Mahal. If he can deal with a proper blue chip forward then we might be on to something.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2015, 11:59:57 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Larry; how in God's name could anybody answer that yet?
But its a good sign the new lads are exploring the possibility.
Look, he ll possibly get another cut at it against Ros next Sunday at the Taj Mahal. If he can deal with a proper blue chip forward then we might be on to something.

Sorry we're resting all them. And we have lots.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 12, 2015, 12:00:42 AM
I believe we tend to overlook Hennellys weakness in not being dominant enough with dealing with a high ball and also our gameplan in general under horan tended to leave a gap for 50/50 balls into fb/ff battle.  All that said Caff has been exposed at crucial times in massive games and was lucky not to be caught out more in 13 final for example.

Vaughan is interesting , hopefully it can be tested in league games.

Is Darren Coen injured?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2015, 12:05:46 AM
How did Michael Hall get on?

Quality player. U21 again in 2016 I think. Just need time and a bit more size for senior. He s also in the most competitive part of the panel for places.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 12, 2015, 08:17:25 AM
The Ballagh Rossies are finally coming round -

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What sort of Irish culture does Roscommon GAA promote? Yogurt?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Chimley on January 12, 2015, 10:58:33 AM
A bit of a cold prevented me from turning up yesterday but it's interesting to see that options are being explored like Vaughan at FB. I'd be a bit nervous about it based on some incidents from the past like how Dublin exploited Donie on kickouts v Connelly but he may be more suited to it now as I hear that he has bulked up a bit.
I read somewhere that we might be going for a more physical approach this year and trying the likes of Corduff and G Duffy would seem to fit in with that. I'm not sure how many midfielder types we can carry in the squad though so there will be some disappointments when the cull comes.
It's a similar picture elsewhere though as we seem to have loads of prospects in the hb line, too many nippy corner forward types but we still need to find options in the fb and hf lines and maybe a target man at ff. 
I'm encouraged so far by the attitude that seems to have carried over from the Horan era and we seem to have started the transition without too much upheaval internally so far, but the big tests are still to come.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 12, 2015, 12:45:23 PM
It looks like a Galway- Mayo final. Will Mayo continue the experimental approach ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Nihilist on January 12, 2015, 04:17:22 PM
It looks like a Galway- Mayo final. Will Mayo continue the experimental approach ?
Ya
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Nihilist on January 12, 2015, 04:21:38 PM
Will Vaughan be suited to fb come championship time? Who was the ff today for Sligo IT?

Jaysus Larr yer not really going to stick Vaughan in there are ye. In my opinion the worst marker of all of Mayo's starting backs, far more suited to a HF or sweeper role if he has the football IQ to read plays. Sticking him on a man inside and hoping for the best sounds like a disaster waiting to happen.

On second thoughts, I think ye should do it!

I'd have to agree with Syf there, wouldn't mind seeing him playing around the midfield / hf line instead of in the hb line

Disagree. I think Vaughan should be explored a bit more in the fb role. I dunno who was playing ff for IT today and don t care really. Let s see Vaughan in a National League game before we dismiss it. To put Sy. at ease Vaughan read the game very well today at 3 and looked comfortable. If anything he looks stronger and his hands were good. No doubting his durability and commitment ever. His looseness at times at chb was down to our tactical approach. He was encouraged to attack at will. He s a top team player and I d give him a good shout at cutting it at fb. Besides we have plenty options 5-12 (our U21 hb line is the best line in the team), but we need somebody other than Caff. that can play 3. Caff. does well on most but Vaughan is a more physical/aggression possibility. First National League game could see Vaughan go up against Donaghy. We d learn more there.

Can't see anything happening against Kerry with Donaghy. 
Austin Stack guys won't be involved until after club semi final which is Feb 15.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2015, 04:28:33 PM

That s true.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2015, 08:55:01 PM

Gavin Duffy now expected to feature v Rossies next Sunday after his no-show last week. A paperwork issue they say it was. I m sure somebody knows what that could have been exactly. If himself and Corduff are on the field at the same time we could see a lot of crash ball up the middle targeting the smaller Ros defenders. The stats will be analysed with gusto for line breaks and yards gained.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: mayo.mick on January 12, 2015, 10:46:37 PM

Gavin Duffy now expected to feature v Rossies next Sunday after his no-show last week. A paperwork issue they say it was. I m sure somebody knows what that could have been exactly. If himself and Corduff are on the field at the same time we could see a lot of crash ball up the middle targeting the smaller Ros defenders. The stats will be analysed with gusto for line breaks and yards gained.

From 15 years ago I'm hearing!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2015, 10:54:43 PM

Gavin Duffy now expected to feature v Rossies next Sunday after his no-show last week. A paperwork issue they say it was. I m sure somebody knows what that could have been exactly. If himself and Corduff are on the field at the same time we could see a lot of crash ball up the middle targeting the smaller Ros defenders. The stats will be analysed with gusto for line breaks and yards gained.

From 15 years ago I'm hearing!

Wha?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2015, 04:18:17 PM

Yeah. Heard the reason.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Lar Naparka on January 13, 2015, 05:22:28 PM
The Ballagh Rossies are finally coming round -

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What sort of Irish culture does Roscommon GAA promote? Yogurt?

Can't be anything else. I mean “Roscommon” and “culture” just don't get along.
It would be an oxymoron like Microsoft Works or  open secret.


   
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 13, 2015, 05:58:23 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 13, 2015, 06:00:53 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D

What about the great Dillons of Ballaghaderreen. Mayo don't like to mention them for some reason.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 13, 2015, 06:25:27 PM
Were they singers, writers, musicians or what Syfeen?
I know one of them improved the lot of the Ballagh folk.. :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2015, 08:04:32 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D

I heard of Hyde and Matt Molloy. The others ....??

Cant imagine what the Wildian connection is unless he was banging some young fella from Ros.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 13, 2015, 08:12:06 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D

I heard of Hyde and Matt Molloy. The others ....??

Cant imagine what the Wildian connection is unless he was banging some young fella from Ros.

Oscar's dad William Wilde was from Kilkeevin, a townland near Castlerea. Roscomon born and bred.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 13, 2015, 09:57:38 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2015, 10:05:39 PM

Galway must be taking things more seriously this year with Corofin lads playing FBD?

Should the Ros lads be getting worried?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 13, 2015, 10:30:48 PM

Galway must be taking things more seriously this year with Corofin lads playing FBD?

Should the Ros lads be getting worried?

Galway a serious bet for div 2 winners.

Galway vRoscommon , connacht final very likely.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Lar Naparka on January 13, 2015, 10:49:22 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D

I heard of Hyde and Matt Molloy. The others ....??

Cant imagine what the Wildian connection is unless he was banging some young fella   sheep from Ros.
There moy, fixed that for ya!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 13, 2015, 10:57:25 PM

Galway must be taking things more seriously this year with Corofin lads playing FBD?

Should the Ros lads be getting worried?

Galway a serious bet for div 2 winners.

Galway vRoscommon , connacht final very likely.

Exactly. Mayo will be going to Galway without COC as well. Quite possible that the stupid Limerick gig will ruin 2 championships for us yet.

But Roscommon were the ones looking more likely to benefit from our inevitable demise; now it looks like Galway smell blood and are getting serious after several silly years from them.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 13, 2015, 11:17:02 PM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D
Ah now Ross I'd go easy on Lar, for auld fella his mind is off track with his deep rooted weird obsession/fantasy with sheep and he's even dreaming about them now.  ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 14, 2015, 12:18:17 AM

Galway must be taking things more seriously this year with Corofin lads playing FBD?

Should the Ros lads be getting worried?

Galway a serious bet for div 2 winners.

Galway vRoscommon , connacht final very likely.

Exactly. Mayo will be going to Galway without COC as well. Quite possible that the stupid Limerick gig will ruin 2 championships for us yet.

But Roscommon were the ones looking more likely to benefit from our inevitable demise; now it looks like Galway smell blood and are getting serious after several silly years from them.

Bit early yet to tell if we are getting serious or not but I hope Walsh can manage to install a bit of a harder edge to the team than Mulholland could. His Sligo team were quite feisty. For a few years anyway.

Impossible to tell from the FBD anyway as there are so many different lads being used. Most of whom probably won't be there later in the year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: weareros on January 14, 2015, 03:04:52 AM
Jases ye rhubarbs are awful thick.
Obv never heard of Hyde, Wilde, Matt Molloy, carty family, John Wynne, Patsy Hanly, Annalu of Loch Ce etc ad infinitum and so forth. :D

Don't forget John McGahern who firmly nailed his Rossie colours in his autobiography despite the Irish intelligentsia trying to pass him off as a Leitrim man for years. And Turlough O'Carolan who grew up and composed his masterpieces in Ros and buried in Kilronan. What has Mayo ever given us? Louis Walsh and Enda Kenny. Aw Jaysus Christ Lord preserve us from all harm.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: weareros on January 14, 2015, 03:34:57 AM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 14, 2015, 09:09:18 AM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

This 'discussion' is pretty stupid, it is along the idiot county border lines and thus ignores any logic or reason, but the last couple of posts outdo the rest by a mile.

Shell was imposed on Mayo by the State.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house. http://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/rock-bottom-the-five-cheapest-places-to-buy-in-ireland-30277952.html (http://www.independent.ie/life/home-garden/homes/rock-bottom-the-five-cheapest-places-to-buy-in-ireland-30277952.html) Your planners shouldn't be let run a bingo night.

'What is a coastline of ye don't respect it' is some high horse to climb, even in the absurd world of sports fans.


Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ballinaman on January 14, 2015, 09:14:54 AM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.
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Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: galwayman on January 14, 2015, 10:29:06 AM
Is COC suspended for Mayos first c'ship game as a result of the straight red vs Kerry in the replay?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 11:59:48 AM
Anyway it looks like Leitrim won't be getting the 3 in a row.
I would be very wary about Mayo plámás concerning the competitiveness of the Galway team.
Maybe the new manager will give them a bit of structure but it's a long road back.





Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 14, 2015, 02:20:14 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house.

You say that as if it was a bad time - Are you a builder or Auctioneer?
Cheaper houses = young people can afford them and yet have some disposable income after mortgage = more consumer spending in the Economy = general biteen of an uplift.
Once more Roscommon leads the way for the rest of Ireland to follow our intelligent ways.
Can ye imagine what a mess Ireland would be in if we didn't exist? 8)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 14, 2015, 02:28:33 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house.

You say that as if it was a bad time - Are you a builder or Auctioneer?
Cheaper houses = young people can afford them and yet have some disposable income after mortgage = more consumer spending in the Economy = general biteen of an uplift.
Once more Roscommon leads the way for the rest of Ireland to follow our intelligent ways.

Can ye imagine what a mess Ireland would be in if we didn't exist? 8)

Right.

'Intelligent ways' is not what I would call it. The 2nd highest number of ghost estates in Ireland is not a good thing.  I would examine the planning process for the last 20 years and see how each elected clown voted, as a start.

We had lots of chronic planning in Mayo too, but Roscommon takes the biscuit.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 14, 2015, 02:49:11 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house.

You say that as if it was a bad time - Are you a builder or Auctioneer?
Cheaper houses = young people can afford them and yet have some disposable income after mortgage = more consumer spending in the Economy = general biteen of an uplift.
Once more Roscommon leads the way for the rest of Ireland to follow our intelligent ways.

Can ye imagine what a mess Ireland would be in if we didn't exist? 8)

Right.

'Intelligent ways' is not what I would call it. The 2nd highest number of ghost estates in Ireland is not a good thing.  I would examine the planning process for the last 20 years and see how each elected clown voted, as a start.

We had lots of chronic planning in Mayo too, but Roscommon takes the biscuit.

You're just worried about when we've filled the ghost estates with Dubs and other Leinsterites fleeing the mutant pollution of the big schmoke and you're never able to beat us again because of our burgeoning population.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 14, 2015, 03:09:17 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house.

You say that as if it was a bad time - Are you a builder or Auctioneer?
Cheaper houses = young people can afford them and yet have some disposable income after mortgage = more consumer spending in the Economy = general biteen of an uplift.
Once more Roscommon leads the way for the rest of Ireland to follow our intelligent ways.

Can ye imagine what a mess Ireland would be in if we didn't exist? 8)

Right.

'Intelligent ways' is not what I would call it. The 2nd highest number of ghost estates in Ireland is not a good thing.  I would examine the planning process for the last 20 years and see how each elected clown voted, as a start.

We had lots of chronic planning in Mayo too, but Roscommon takes the biscuit.

You're just worried about when we've filled the ghost estates with Dubs and other Leinsterites fleeing the mutant pollution of the big schmoke and you're never able to beat us again because of our burgeoning population.

Thats give me an idea.

I agree we should fill your empty ghost estates. But unfortunately Ziggy the Mod would be after me if I said with what. :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 03:33:50 PM
Anyway it looks like Leitrim won't be getting the 3 in a row.
I would be very wary about Mayo plámás concerning the competitiveness of the Galway team.
Maybe the new manager will give them a bit of structure but it's a long road back.

It might be a bit of a road for Galway to threaten likes of Kerry, Donegal and Dublin in August/September.
But Mayo in an early provincial match is a different man altogether as you well know.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 04:11:33 PM
No coastline = shit county. Sin e.

Give me the shores of Lough Ree or Lough Key or the banks of the dark mutinous Shannon waves than the Mayo coast sponsored by Shell. What's the use of a coastline if ye don't respect it.

The massive stock of empty houses along the 'dark mutinous Shannon' were, however, self-imposed. Roscommon has the country's second highest number of ghost estates. That is an incredible static for a small county. This explains why it is also one of the cheapest places to buy a house.

You say that as if it was a bad time - Are you a builder or Auctioneer?
Cheaper houses = young people can afford them and yet have some disposable income after mortgage = more consumer spending in the Economy = general biteen of an uplift.
Once more Roscommon leads the way for the rest of Ireland to follow our intelligent ways.
Can ye imagine what a mess Ireland would be in if we didn't exist? 8)
Roscommon doesn't have the jobs for all the if you build it they will come people
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 04:12:53 PM
Anyway it looks like Leitrim won't be getting the 3 in a row.
I would be very wary about Mayo plámás concerning the competitiveness of the Galway team.
Maybe the new manager will give them a bit of structure but it's a long road back.

It might be a bit of a road for Galway to threaten likes of Kerry, Donegal and Dublin in August/September.
But Mayo in an early provincial match is a different man altogether as you well know.
Maybe different but Mayo are still one of the top 4 and could win it outright with the right bit of luck
Galway need to get out of D2 and get a bit of momentum going first and Mayo have been doing that since 2011
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 04:42:01 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 14, 2015, 05:48:06 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.

It's great craic watching other Mayo lads trying to take frees you have to admit.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Crete Boom on January 14, 2015, 06:14:59 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.

It's great craic watching other Mayo lads trying to take frees you have to admit.

I wish this fella played for Mayo!! ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3O9Baba2Oo

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 06:34:38 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 06:40:40 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.

It's great craic watching other Mayo lads trying to take frees you have to admit.

I wish this fella played for Mayo!! ::)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3O9Baba2Oo
It's a pity this fella isn't 10 years younger
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ctz1FbTxt0
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 14, 2015, 07:38:39 PM
Is Cillians ban for first league game or championship?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 08:27:28 PM
Is Cillians ban for first league game or championship?

Same competition; championship. Unless Prenty can swing something ;)
I feel a motion before congress coming along.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 08:38:04 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?

I'm sure that we're trying to that all the time but they don't grow on trees.

The confident thing is an issue. Even the last day it seemed that some players were trying too hard to impress rather than play the game in front of them and taking the simple and correct option. With so few chances in the team and so much competition its as if they re playing with a gun to their head. Even those who make the panel are constantly under pressure and hard to develop confidence if you re getting hauled off all the time. I think Freeman has suffered from this. Appears to have all the ingredients yet.........
 I realise I m in the minority but I think we have the quality in the forwards and it is about getting selection, balance and tactics sorted.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 14, 2015, 08:49:03 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?

I'm sure that we're trying to that all the time but they don't grow on trees.

The confident thing is an issue. Even the last day it seemed that some players were trying too hard to impress rather than play the game in front of them and taking the simple and correct option. With so few chances in the team and so much competition its as if they re playing with a gun to their head. Even those who make the panel are constantly under pressure and hard to develop confidence if you re getting hauled off all the time. I think Freeman has suffered from this. Appears to have all the ingredients yet.........
 I realise I m in the minority but I think we have the quality in the forwards and it is about getting selection, balance and tactics sorted.
Is O'Connor the only definite "give me the f**king ball" forward on the panel ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 09:00:15 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?

I'm sure that we're trying to that all the time but they don't grow on trees.

The confident thing is an issue. Even the last day it seemed that some players were trying too hard to impress rather than play the game in front of them and taking the simple and correct option. With so few chances in the team and so much competition its as if they re playing with a gun to their head. Even those who make the panel are constantly under pressure and hard to develop confidence if you re getting hauled off all the time. I think Freeman has suffered from this. Appears to have all the ingredients yet.........
 I realise I m in the minority but I think we have the quality in the forwards and it is about getting selection, balance and tactics sorted.
Is O'Connor the only definite "give me the f**king ball" forward on the panel ?

I don t think so but I m sure there s many would disagree with me.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: INDIANA on January 14, 2015, 09:01:25 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?

I'm sure that we're trying to that all the time but they don't grow on trees.

The confident thing is an issue. Even the last day it seemed that some players were trying too hard to impress rather than play the game in front of them and taking the simple and correct option. With so few chances in the team and so much competition its as if they re playing with a gun to their head. Even those who make the panel are constantly under pressure and hard to develop confidence if you re getting hauled off all the time. I think Freeman has suffered from this. Appears to have all the ingredients yet.........
 I realise I m in the minority but I think we have the quality in the forwards and it is about getting selection, balance and tactics sorted.
Is O'Connor the only definite "give me the f**king ball" forward on the panel ?

for freetaking yes
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 14, 2015, 09:57:59 PM
It has to be said that Cillian makes you feel awful secure when he s on a free or penalty. First since Maurice Sheridan that could kick a 45. For more than 10years our 45s were a joke. I remember we did a count once of 45s we missed in a row. We missed 12 in a row once. A friend reminds me that Kevin O Neill actually kicked one backwards.

Cillian still developing and it remains to be seen what his best role is. There is no doubt that he can be a deadly finisher; he is also a very creative player. It would probably help if one or two others took the heat off him by becoming more consistent.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 14, 2015, 11:14:49 PM

Also remains to be seen what type of Spring we have with new management. Early indications are encouraging and we may have more options this year but heading out without COC is not the start to the championship we would relish right now.
Would ye not be better off developing a few confident and driven  forwards who don't need him around ?

I'm sure that we're trying to that all the time but they don't grow on trees.

The confident thing is an issue. Even the last day it seemed that some players were trying too hard to impress rather than play the game in front of them and taking the simple and correct option. With so few chances in the team and so much competition its as if they re playing with a gun to their head. Even those who make the panel are constantly under pressure and hard to develop confidence if you re getting hauled off all the time. I think Freeman has suffered from this. Appears to have all the ingredients yet.........
 I realise I m in the minority but I think we have the quality in the forwards and it is about getting selection, balance and tactics sorted.
Is O'Connor the only definite "give me the f**king ball" forward on the panel ?

for freetaking yes

Time will tell. ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Put Up That Flag on January 15, 2015, 12:37:04 PM
Are Mayo going to bother fulfilling the fixture Sunday? Is there any point really?  They are facing probably the finest team of the year in Roscommon, how will the mayo defence expect to contain the finest forwards in the game,  Syferus has Cregger (aka the bearded magician) his upteenth all star sown up yet after his 2 performances to date?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 15, 2015, 12:57:17 PM
Are Mayo going to bother fulfilling the fixture Sunday? Is there any point really?  They are facing probably the finest team of the year in Roscommon, how will the mayo defence expect to contain the finest forwards in the game,  Syferus has Cregger (aka the bearded magician) his upteenth all star sown up yet after his 2 performances to date?
Certainly on a Monday to Friday online basis Roscommon are the best team in Connacht
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: twohands!!! on January 16, 2015, 10:51:58 AM
Are Mayo going to bother fulfilling the fixture Sunday? Is there any point really?  They are facing probably the finest team of the year in Roscommon, how will the mayo defence expect to contain the finest forwards in the game,  Syferus has Cregger (aka the bearded magician) his upteenth all star sown up yet after his 2 performances to date?
Certainly on a Monday to Friday online basis Roscommon are the best team in Connacht

All they need to do is get their fixtures switched to the same place and they'll be winning all around them - getting games switched to weekdays might be possible but I think online is going to be the fatal stumbling block.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: weareros on January 17, 2015, 06:46:14 AM
Interesting that Johnomahonyitis (bigging up London, Ros, Sligo, Nua Eabhrac, Leitrim when facts suggest the contrary) is the prevailing mentality that has come to dominate Mayo and Galway football supporters. He fairly left his mark. Too bad: the calling a spade a spade from James Horan was much more refreshing. Psychobabble never made a football team. Tabhair aire lads. Ye could be in for a rough year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2015, 08:22:13 AM
Interesting that Johnomahonyitis (bigging up London, Ros, Sligo, Nua Eabhrac, Leitrim when facts suggest the contrary) is the prevailing mentality that has come to dominate Mayo and Galway football supporters. He fairly left his mark. Too bad: the calling a spade a spade from James Horan was much more refreshing. Psychobabble never made a football team. Tabhair aire lads. Ye could be in for a rough year.

Horan was one of the worst offenders of psychobabble in living memory. Horan has plenty of talents but talking to the media was just an endless stream of jockeying expectations.
Title: Mayo team v Rosscommon
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 18, 2015, 12:48:11 PM
Mayo team named earlier.

1)   Kenneth O'Malley - Ballinrobe
2)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Lee Keegan - Westport
5)   Colm Boyle - Davitts
6)   Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7)   David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
8)   Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels
10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13) Enda Varley - Garrymore
14) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
15) Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

16) Robbie Hennelly - Breaffy
17) Keith Rogers - Ballaghaderreen
18) Caolan Crowe - Garrymore
19) Darren McHugh - Hollymount/Carramore
20) Jason Gibbons - Ballintubber
21) Neil Douglas - Castlebar Mitchels
22) Mark Ronaldson - Shrule/Glencorrib
23) Alan Freeman - Aghamore
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 18, 2015, 01:30:05 PM
strong team.
No sign of Duffy. He must be cat altogether
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 18, 2015, 02:29:40 PM
Ros laying down a marker leading Mayo 1.05 to 0.04.29 min gone
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Tubberman on January 18, 2015, 02:32:23 PM
strong team.
No sign of Duffy. He must be cat altogether

Unavailable due to work commitments. He was with Newstalk yesterday for the Munster match, and Connacht are playing Exeter today in Galway.
Probably not a big deal for FBD, but I'm sure he won't be able to miss any league or championship matches if there's a clash. No other player would get that leeway.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 18, 2015, 02:42:46 PM
HT Mayo 0.06 Ros 1.06
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 18, 2015, 03:00:29 PM
Mayo 0.07 Ros 1.09
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 18, 2015, 03:19:09 PM
Ft Mayo 1.10 Ros 2.12
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossie11 on January 18, 2015, 03:20:57 PM
The 28year hoodoo is over but thats all you can take from it.
Ross at almost full strength V a very unstrength Mayo
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 18, 2015, 03:23:11 PM
It'll be a long week on the internet forums
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 03:34:15 PM
The 28year hoodoo is over but thats all you can take from it.
Ross at almost full strength V a very unstrength Mayo

Was a good performance, a little edge was something we needed and showed, the Mayo supporters weren't too happy, though. Maybe they expected us to do what we used to and roll over and have our bellies tickled. Ref not great at controlling the game.

We controlled the game from start to finish, full value for the five points and probably should have been much more. The young lads again at the forefront.

The only game that matters right now is Cavan in Kiltoom, though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2015, 03:43:06 PM
Like most Mayo supporters said Ross would win this and unlike last year will progress to winning the provincial championship in 15.

This present Mayo set up are up against it , i hope everyone realises they will need time to build a team of their own.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 18, 2015, 03:46:17 PM
Like most Mayo supporters said Ross would win this and unlike last year will progress to winning the provincial championship in 15.

This present Mayo set up are up against it , i hope everyone realises they will need time to build a team of their own.

Did Mayo play as selected?

Keegan & Vaughan in the FB line is peculiar to put it mildly. Good to see Varley get a chance though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 18, 2015, 03:51:41 PM
The 28year hoodoo is over but thats all you can take from it.
Ross at almost full strength V a very unstrength Mayo

Was a good performance, a little edge was something we needed and showed, the Mayo supporters weren't too happy too happy though. Maybe they expected us to do what we used to and roll over to have our bellies tickled. Ref not great at controlling the game.

We controlled the game from start to finish, full value for the five points and probably should have been much more. The young lads again at the forefront.

The only game that matters right now is Cavan in Kiltoom, though.
It's a relegation 6 pointer really
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 18, 2015, 04:17:14 PM
Like most Mayo supporters said Ross would win this and unlike last year will progress to winning the provincial championship in 15.

This present Mayo set up are up against it , i hope everyone realises they will need time to build a team of their own.

That s the bit that bothers me.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Chimley on January 18, 2015, 04:22:00 PM
Two points from play and 2-12 conceded. It's safe to say that not too many put their hands up today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 18, 2015, 04:36:43 PM
Cold winter day brighten/warmed up by a superb Roscommon team performance in MacHale park against a Mayo side with around 10 lads that have All Ireland final experience. In truth if we had taken the numerous goal chances created we would have won by double the margin than what we did.

Only the FBD we also bet Mayo last January and should have beaten them 2013,12 as well. The main plus point is bouncing back from last weekends very disappointing display, onwards and upwards we go & are due a home FBD final against Galway as last one was played in Tuam.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: sans pessimism on January 18, 2015, 05:23:31 PM
At least 7 All-stars from that performance
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 18, 2015, 05:32:49 PM
Cold winter day brighten/warmed up by a superb Roscommon team performance in MacHale park against a Mayo side with around 10 lads that have All Ireland final experience. In truth if we had taken the numerous goal chances created we would have won by double the margin than what we did.

Only the FBD we also bet Mayo last January and should have beaten them 2013,12 as well. The main plus point is bouncing back from last weekends very disappointing display, onwards and upwards we go & are due a home FBD final against Galway as last one was played in Tuam.
Shoulda coulda
Will Ros be involved in the business end in 2015 ?
Probably not. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 18, 2015, 05:35:21 PM
Cold winter day brighten/warmed up by a superb Roscommon team performance in MacHale park against a Mayo side with around 10 lads that have All Ireland final experience. In truth if we had taken the numerous goal chances created we would have won by double the margin than what we did.

Only the FBD we also bet Mayo last January and should have beaten them 2013,12 as well. The main plus point is bouncing back from last weekends very disappointing display, onwards and upwards we go & are due a home FBD final against Galway as last one was played in Tuam.
Shoulda coulda
Will Ros be involved in the business end in 2015 ?
Probably not.

Ah well. We had a good run for the last 4 years. The year off will do us good.

Best of luck to Ros in the AIF.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 05:51:52 PM
I assume Foid is just trying to distract from this woeful prediction:

It looks like a Galway- Mayo final. Will Mayo continue the experimental approach ?

;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 18, 2015, 06:09:56 PM

Shoulda coulda
Will Ros be involved in the business end in 2015 ?
Probably not.
Same as Galway so. You shouldn't be worrying your little head about this FBD, surely you have another guardian soccer related article for us all to read.

Ah well. We had a good run for the last 4 years. The year off will do us good.

Best of luck to Ros in the AIF.
Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 18, 2015, 06:19:28 PM

Shoulda coulda
Will Ros be involved in the business end in 2015 ?
Probably not.
Same as Galway so. You shouldn't be worrying your little head about this FBD, surely you have another guardian soccer related article for us all to read.

Ah well. We had a good run for the last 4 years. The year off will do us good.

Best of luck to Ros in the AIF.
Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.

I wonder who of Galway and Ros will do better this year. I think the FBD is a bit early to be saying anything.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2015, 06:24:30 PM
''Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.''

Not one Mayo supporter with an ounce of cop on thinks we are in with a chance of glory this year. New management , new ideas and it could actually take a long time before we are back in croker .  Roscommon probably not going to reach the heights Mayo have over the last 15/20 year s but they are very likely going to share connacht Glory with Galway for the next 4/5 years.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 07:04:06 PM
''Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.''

Not one Mayo supporter with an ounce of cop on thinks we are in with a chance of glory this year. New management , new ideas and it could actually take a long time before we are back in croker .  Roscommon probably not going to reach the heights Mayo have over the last 15/20 year s but they are very likely going to share connacht Glory with Galway for the next 4/5 years.

When can we expect your signature to change Larryin?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2015, 07:51:47 PM
)   Kenneth O'Malley - Ballinrobe
2)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Lee Keegan - Westport
5)   Colm Boyle - Davitts

6)   Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7)   David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
8)   Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels

10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13) Enda Varley - Garrymore
14) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
15) Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

So today we had no

Robbie Hennelly,
Tom Cunniffe,
Ger Cafferkey,
Brendan Harrison
Keith Higgins
Richie Feeney
Kevin Keane
Aidan OShea,
Jason Gibbons,
Mickey Conroy
Tom Parsons
Alan Dillon,
Alan Freeman,
Andy Moran,   
Cillian O'Connor

David Clarke, 

No Panic button just yet ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 07:56:46 PM
)   Kenneth O'Malley - Ballinrobe
2)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Lee Keegan - Westport
5)   Colm Boyle - Davitts

6)   Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7)   David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
8)   Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels

10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13) Enda Varley - Garrymore
14) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
15) Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

So today we had no

Robbie Hennelly,
Tom Cunniffe,
Ger Cafferkey,
Brendan Harrison
Keith Higgins
Richie Feeney
Kevin Keane
Aidan OShea,
Jason Gibbons,
Mickey Conroy
Tom Parsons
Alan Dillon,
Alan Freeman,
Andy Moran,   
Cillian O'Connor

David Clarke, 

No Panic button just yet ;)

Gibbons and Freeman came on.

I could have listed all we were missing last week or this week too. Why, though? Everyone knows it's only January but both teams do take this one a little more seriously than other FBD games and it should be good preparation for everyone involved. For the record, we had 9 starters from June starting, ye had 7.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2015, 08:05:27 PM
)   Kenneth O'Malley - Ballinrobe
2)   Chris Barrett - Belmullet
3)   Donal Vaughan - Ballinrobe
4)   Lee Keegan - Westport
5)   Colm Boyle - Davitts

6)   Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
7)   David Drake - Ballaghaderreen
8)   Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9)   Barry Moran - Castlebar Mitchels

10) Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11) Morgan Lyons - Ballyhaunis
12) Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13) Enda Varley - Garrymore
14) Jason Doherty - Burrishoole
15) Darren Coen - Hollymount/Carramore

So today we had no

Robbie Hennelly,
Tom Cunniffe,
Ger Cafferkey,
Brendan Harrison
Keith Higgins
Richie Feeney
Kevin Keane
Aidan OShea,
Jason Gibbons,
Mickey Conroy
Tom Parsons
Alan Dillon,
Alan Freeman,
Andy Moran,   
Cillian O'Connor

David Clarke, 

No Panic button just yet ;)

Gibbons and Freeman came on.

I could have listed all we were missing last week or this week too. Why, though? Everyone knows it's only January but both teams do take this one a little more seriously than other FBD games and it should be good preparation for everyone involved. For the record, we had 9 starters from June starting, ye had 7.

Ah it is just to give perspective. A lot of people lose perspective this time of the year. As you know you'd rather lose a game in the FBD and find a player or two than win the competition.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Blowitupref on January 18, 2015, 08:20:44 PM
Conroy or Varley or D Coen much of a muchness.

Tom Parsons or Diarmuid O'Connor? i think O Connor is very much a future Mayo player likewise Stephen Coen in defence.

How many starts will Andy Moran,Alan Dillon,Richie Feeney all 30 somethings get this year?

Why didn't Cillian O'Connor play some part today? UJJ out of McKenna and available for selection.

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2015, 08:51:18 PM
Conroy or Varley or D Coen much of a muchness.

Tom Parsons or Diarmuid O'Connor? i think O Connor is very much a future Mayo player likewise Stephen Coen in defence.

How many starts will Andy Moran,Alan Dillon,Richie Feeney all 30 somethings get this year?

Why didn't Cillian O'Connor play some part today? UJJ out of McKenna and available for selection.

Cillian had a long season with the club. He does not need football at this time of the year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 18, 2015, 09:31:37 PM

Is anybody surprised by this result. Don t think so. Best of luck to Ros. all the same. No doubt they are going in the right direction.

As for us, let's wait and see. I took a look at today's selection and decided to give game a miss. An exercise in giving a few more lads a run and boys who showed promise in earlier rounds making way for others. A few stalwarts like Boyle, Seamie and Keegan getting a first run back and probably a bit ring-rusty. Nothing wrong with that; has to be done. But more serious stuff starts in 2 weeks and the selection for that will tell us a bit more about what H&C are thinking.
 Unlike Larry I hope the feck they don t think they have to go rebuilding or anything. We ve never had any luck with that! My aunt Dotty could keep this Mayo panel in Div.1 and make AI 1/4s. Most of the regulars are not broken yet and don t need fixing. Their brief is to find solutions to a couple of troublesome positions and identify a few players who will improve the team - not root and branch restructuring.
 H&C need to make sure the team's performances does not slip back in their watch. They can do nothing about improvement in Roscommon and Galway. But there is a gun to their head, no doubt. They can t use rebuilding as an excuse because they ve been handed a top 4 team - most of whom are in their prime or improving.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2015, 10:12:38 PM
''Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.''

Not one Mayo supporter with an ounce of cop on thinks we are in with a chance of glory this year. New management , new ideas and it could actually take a long time before we are back in croker .  Roscommon probably not going to reach the heights Mayo have over the last 15/20 year s but they are very likely going to share connacht Glory with Galway for the next 4/5 years.

When can we expect your signature to change Larryin?

When ye beat Mayo in Castlebar. (league or championship)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2015, 10:15:00 PM
You are 100% there Moysider. Its about trickling in a couple of players in troublesome areas. No need for the madness the ensued Galway post 1983! H&C I expect will have most of the familiar faces come Summer. Momentum in 2013 was phenomenal. Not so much in 2014. It will be interesting to see our hunger in 2015! New faces are one thing, but will we have that small bit of extra cuteness with the established players?


As for Connacht we are still champions of the province and no matter how much the opposition are improving we will be hard dethrone. A piece of history beckons for this group in getting the five in a row so each provincial title has a bit more worth than usual. That said there will be some celebration for our opponents if one them dethrones us. But that the beauty of sport.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 10:32:34 PM
''Nah our lads learning the ropes while Mayo for Sam as ever.''

Not one Mayo supporter with an ounce of cop on thinks we are in with a chance of glory this year. New management , new ideas and it could actually take a long time before we are back in croker .  Roscommon probably not going to reach the heights Mayo have over the last 15/20 year s but they are very likely going to share connacht Glory with Galway for the next 4/5 years.

When can we expect your signature to change Larryin?

When ye beat Mayo in Castlebar. (league or championship)

You'll still need to change your sig, though. It needs to include your terms and conditions that were never known before now. Otherwise it's just wrong 8)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 18, 2015, 10:41:33 PM
You are 100% there Moysider. Its about trickling in a couple of players in troublesome areas. No need for the madness the ensued Galway post 1983! H&C I expect will have most of the familiar faces come Summer. Momentum in 2013 was phenomenal. Not so much in 2014. It will be interesting to see our hunger in 2015! New faces are one thing, but will we have that small bit of extra cuteness with the established players?


As for Connacht we are still champions of the province and no matter how much the opposition are improving we will be hard dethrone. A piece of history beckons for this group in getting the five in a row so each provincial title has a bit more worth than usual. That said there will be some celebration for our opponents if one them dethrones us. But that the beauty of sport.

Yes; and you would expect that at this stage. How many times were we done in the past with cuteness from players like Tony Mac and Joyce in their veteran years after we would have done all the huffing and puffing.

But the line will have to contribute as well. If there is a + for this joint manager lark ( and I have my doubts there could be), maybe they will be able to identify and sort critical developments when a decision or no decision decides a game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Itchy on January 18, 2015, 10:41:58 PM
A decade of Roscommon dominance is the only conclusion I can see followibg today's big result. May God have mercy on us.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2015, 10:48:28 PM
You are 100% there Moysider. Its about trickling in a couple of players in troublesome areas. No need for the madness the ensued Galway post 1983! H&C I expect will have most of the familiar faces come Summer. Momentum in 2013 was phenomenal. Not so much in 2014. It will be interesting to see our hunger in 2015! New faces are one thing, but will we have that small bit of extra cuteness with the established players?


As for Connacht we are still champions of the province and no matter how much the opposition are improving we will be hard dethrone. A piece of history beckons for this group in getting the five in a row so each provincial title has a bit more worth than usual. That said there will be some celebration for our opponents if one them dethrones us. But that the beauty of sport.

Yes; and you would expect that at this stage. How many times were we done in the past with cuteness from players like Tony Mac and Joyce in their veteran years after we would have done all the huffing and puffing.

But the line will have to contribute as well. If there is a + for this joint manager lark ( and I have my doubts there could be), maybe they will be able to identify and sort critical developments when a decision or no decision decides a game.

On this topic, I thought Donal Vaughan was.. well, what I expected Donal Vaughan playing FB to be. Ye named your All-Star HB line as your FB line and it worked terribly.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 18, 2015, 10:54:45 PM
You are 100% there Moysider. Its about trickling in a couple of players in troublesome areas. No need for the madness the ensued Galway post 1983! H&C I expect will have most of the familiar faces come Summer. Momentum in 2013 was phenomenal. Not so much in 2014. It will be interesting to see our hunger in 2015! New faces are one thing, but will we have that small bit of extra cuteness with the established players?


As for Connacht we are still champions of the province and no matter how much the opposition are improving we will be hard dethrone. A piece of history beckons for this group in getting the five in a row so each provincial title has a bit more worth than usual. That said there will be some celebration for our opponents if one them dethrones us. But that the beauty of sport.

Yes; and you would expect that at this stage. How many times were we done in the past with cuteness from players like Tony Mac and Joyce in their veteran years after we would have done all the huffing and puffing.

But the line will have to contribute as well. If there is a + for this joint manager lark ( and I have my doubts there could be), maybe they will be able to identify and sort critical developments when a decision or no decision decides a game.

On this topic, I thought Donal Vaughan was.. well, what I expected Donal Vaughan playing FB to be. Ye named your All-Star HB line as your FB line and it worked terribly.

Wasn t there so cant argue with ye. But this management have to try a few things and this was the time to do it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 18, 2015, 11:20:53 PM
It might only be January (it is), it might only be thoull FBD...
But fcuk it sure it's great to bate them hoors :D.
If only the same could happen next July....
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 18, 2015, 11:58:20 PM

Not one Mayo supporter with an ounce of cop on thinks we are in with a chance of glory this year. New management , new ideas and it could actually take a long time before we are back in croker .  Roscommon probably not going to reach the heights Mayo have over the last 15/20 year s but they are very likely going to share connacht Glory with Galway for the next 4/5 years.

Ah now Larry if we were to ever reach those heights of reaching many All Ireland finals i would hope to win at least one, as for the rest don't worry i believe you.

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Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Shrewdness on January 19, 2015, 01:51:27 PM
Where is the FBD final being played?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2015, 02:18:01 PM
This and a nice low key league will suit Mayo down to the ground . Find a few new players but wait until the ground gets hard to put the pieces together. Let the Rossies do the talking in the meantime . Let them peak in June or July . Relentless focus on the business end. No fuss. No media attention. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2015, 02:35:36 PM
A bit surprised that Ros. decided to put down a marker yesterday. Was yesterday the day to do it or will it just have marked our cards for later - if there is a later. Anyway both sides face into tough league campaigns shortly. There won't be much talk of FBD in a month. Especially in Ros. if they're having a disappointing league.?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Chimley on January 19, 2015, 03:04:43 PM
Moy, I reckon Ros wanted to lay a ghost or two in Castlebar at the earliest opportunity and yesterday was that day. According to reports, they approached the game with a physical edge usually absent in January and we were pushed about a bit in the process. From their point of view, that was a good days work and re-enforces the good memories of facing the green and red of the younger brigade like the Murtaghs and the Smiths who have plenty of experience of beating Mayo under-age.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2015, 03:09:18 PM
Moy, I reckon Ros wanted to lay a ghost or two in Castlebar at the earliest opportunity and yesterday was that day. According to reports, they approached the game with a physical edge usually absent in January and we were pushed about a bit in the process. From their point of view, that was a good days work and re-enforces the good memories of facing the green and red of the younger brigade like the Murtaghs and the Smiths who have plenty of experience of beating Mayo under-age.

Ros-Mayo is never absent a physical edge in the January games. Most of the melees were after Mayo knew the jig was up and they started swinging their handbags. A lowly FBD game had the Mayo team riled. Most of the Mayo lads who played yesterday have previous experiences of this tie so they knew full-well it wasn't going to be a half-hearted affair.

The team were responding to the NUIG loss more than anything, they wanted to put in a better performance after losing to a college team.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2015, 03:26:25 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2015, 03:30:14 PM
Moy, I reckon Ros wanted to lay a ghost or two in Castlebar at the earliest opportunity and yesterday was that day. According to reports, they approached the game with a physical edge usually absent in January and we were pushed about a bit in the process. From their point of view, that was a good days work and re-enforces the good memories of facing the green and red of the younger brigade like the Murtaghs and the Smiths who have plenty of experience of beating Mayo under-age.

There is a touch of this to it as well

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rh4jRMDulH0
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2015, 03:33:39 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.

Ye named seven starters from last year and brought on two more, it was hardly a team sent out to lose. We didn't have lads like Cregg, Conor Daly, David Keenan featuring at all, nevermind injuries, so it's hardly like we named our best team in some attempt to beat the shite out of Mayo in an FBD match (!) in January.

From the way all the news reports have been written you'd swear we'd been training the last two months with January 18th circled on the calendar. Everyone in the county knows that the Cavan match is the only one with real meaning.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Tubberman on January 19, 2015, 03:42:46 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.

Ye named seven starters from last year and brought on two more, it was hardly a team sent out to lose. We didn't have lads like Cregg, Conor Daly, David Keenan featuring at all, nevermind injuries, so it's hardly like we named our best team in some attempt to beat the shite out of Mayo in an FBD (!) in January.

Syferus, Roscommon are the undoubted best team in Connacht, if not Ireland. That's been borne out by yesterday's result in a win-at-all-costs, winner-takes-all FBD semi-final in January. I apologise for any equivocation by my Mayo brethren.
Will that suffice?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2015, 03:49:58 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.

Ye named seven starters from last year and brought on two more, it was hardly a team sent out to lose. We didn't have lads like Cregg, Conor Daly, David Keenan featuring at all, nevermind injuries, so it's hardly like we named our best team in some attempt to beat the shite out of Mayo in an FBD match (!) in January.

From the way all the news reports have been written you'd swear we'd been training the last two months with January 18th circled on the calendar. Everyone in the county knows that the Cavan match is the only one with real meaning.
There's a big smothering risk in that game- does the bus have oxygen tanks ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2015, 03:55:32 PM
Mayo vs Ros in championship is 33 Mayo, 22 Ros and 2 draws so not a huge difference over time

http://gaelicstats.com/head-to-head/

Ros are going through a bit of a fallow period when FBD is exciting.

 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2015, 04:56:38 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.

Ye named seven starters from last year and brought on two more, it was hardly a team sent out to lose. We didn't have lads like Cregg, Conor Daly, David Keenan featuring at all, nevermind injuries, so it's hardly like we named our best team in some attempt to beat the shite out of Mayo in an FBD match (!) in January.

From the way all the news reports have been written you'd swear we'd been training the last two months with January 18th circled on the calendar. Everyone in the county knows that the Cavan match is the only one with real meaning.

Not going to have a cheap shot here at lads selected for the county but I m sure Mayo posters here who have been at games regularly will know what I mean.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 19, 2015, 08:19:30 PM
I had another look at the championship stats

Mayo and Galway are more or less neck and neck

Galway 40
Mayo 37
Draws 7

Ros win around  39% of matches against Mayo GHUbarb

Mayo 33
Ros 22
Draws 2

But even though Galway are more or less as successful as Mayo head to head,  Ros only manage to win around 31% of matches

Galway 36
Ros  19
Draws 6
 
So maybe Ros get too excited about beating Mayo and are more likely to lose the mojo at the sight of maroon.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: muppet on January 19, 2015, 08:55:43 PM
I had another look at the championship stats

Mayo and Galway are more or less neck and neck

Galway 40
Mayo 37
Draws 7

Ros win around  39% of matches against Mayo GHUbarb

Mayo 33
Ros 22
Draws 2

But even though Galway are more or less as successful as Mayo head to head,  Ros only manage to win around 31% of matches

Galway 36
Ros  19
Draws 6
 
So maybe Ros get too excited about beating Mayo and are more likely to lose the mojo at the sight of maroon.

I read that as us still owing them some beatings!
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 19, 2015, 09:04:47 PM
Aren't we lucky us mere mortals are even let play on the same pitch as those 2 super powers
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2015, 09:13:17 PM
Sunday 2:15pm in Kiltoom for the Galway extravaganza. We had to shunt the Kerry and Tyrone junior champions out of 'Toom (AISF) and everything to make room for the Fancy Dans.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Put Up That Flag on January 19, 2015, 10:01:49 PM
Whatever Sy.
I suspected the jig was up when I saw team named and used my afternoon more productively.
We re as well out of it especially with Galway in final. We ll be seeing them soon enough.
Not sure management have learned much. Yesterday was probably a chance for a couple of lads to play themselves out of contention. Ros. have probably done us a couple of favours.

Ye named seven starters from last year and brought on two more, it was hardly a team sent out to lose. We didn't have lads like Cregg, Conor Daly, David Keenan featuring at all, nevermind injuries, so it's hardly like we named our best team in some attempt to beat the shite out of Mayo in an FBD (!) in January.

Syferus, Roscommon are the undoubted best team in Connacht, if not Ireland. That's been borne out by yesterday's result in a win-at-all-costs, winner-takes-all FBD semi-final in January. I apologise for any equivocation by my Mayo brethren.
Will that suffice?

Ye were lucky Cregger and the two shiners weren't playing or else it would be a cricket score not to mention Higgins who is all of a sudden Jack O'Shea and Darragh O'Se all rolled into one, its obvious at this early stage that Roscommon are going to win Sam so why bother going through the formalities, give them Sam sunday as well and we can all have the summer off for club football.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 19, 2015, 10:45:58 PM
Don't give up the day job buckeen  ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 19, 2015, 11:29:32 PM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2015, 11:40:45 PM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.

Only one thing stands out to me in the above - Jamesy boy giving C&H a bit of the boot in the first brave weeks of January, still only weeks removed from their controversial appointment. Don't like to see the last man in the hot-seat rabbiting on about the team and his successors like this. But given it's Mayo I'd be glad to see it continue all year.

Is Horan auditioning for a Sky or Sunday Game gig?

Oh, and us being physical - again handbags at the point in the match when it had started to look very bleak for Mayo - would be a response to our meakness against Armagh last July and feck all to do with Mayo, a team we coped plenty well with last year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 20, 2015, 12:05:23 AM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.

Only one thing stands out to me in the above - Jamesy boy giving C&H a bit of the boot in the first brave weeks of January, still only weeks removed from their controversial appointment. Don't like to see the last man in the hot-seat rabbiting on about the team and his successors like this. But given it's Mayo I'd be glad to see it continue all year.

Is Horan auditioning for a Sky or Sunday Game gig?

Oh, and us being physical - again handbags at the point in the match when it had started to look very bleak for Mayo - would be a response to our meakness against Armagh last July and feck all to do with Mayo, a team we coped plenty well with last year.

Eh? Armagh?

I'm sure JH has no agenda with the incoming. Why would he? He played with the new boys and had walked away.
Now apart from Horan I ve had feedback from a few who were there. You re the only one that has used the 'handbags' shite. Looks like Ros decided to bring an edge and we didn't and got beaten up. Like I said Holmes cannot be happy getting ambushed like that again. It s not a catastrophe for us; more like an itch when he was appointed that has developed into a twitch.
 James Horan was in no way bitchy in his column about the new Holmes era. He pointed out us being bullied out of it last day but that was only a fraction of a very thorough analysis imo.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2015, 01:39:41 AM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.

Only one thing stands out to me in the above - Jamesy boy giving C&H a bit of the boot in the first brave weeks of January, still only weeks removed from their controversial appointment. Don't like to see the last man in the hot-seat rabbiting on about the team and his successors like this. But given it's Mayo I'd be glad to see it continue all year.

Is Horan auditioning for a Sky or Sunday Game gig?

Oh, and us being physical - again handbags at the point in the match when it had started to look very bleak for Mayo - would be a response to our meakness against Armagh last July and feck all to do with Mayo, a team we coped plenty well with last year.

Eh? Armagh?

I'm sure JH has no agenda with the incoming. Why would he? He played with the new boys and had walked away.
Now apart from Horan I ve had feedback from a few who were there. You re the only one that has used the 'handbags' shite. Looks like Ros decided to bring an edge and we didn't and got beaten up. Like I said Holmes cannot be happy getting ambushed like that again. It s not a catastrophe for us; more like an itch when he was appointed that has developed into a twitch.
 James Horan was in no way bitchy in his column about the new Holmes era. He pointed out us being bullied out of it last day but that was only a fraction of a very thorough analysis imo.

It was nearly all pulling and dragging. One of the Mayo lads decided to front up to our keeper while a melee was happening at midfield and he got fûcked into the net. Anyone could tell you that was the extent of nearly all of it. The worst even the Mayo supporters could must at the match was complaining about DO'C being took to the ground in one of the melees. Some of the Mayo players must have been awful excited about the Conor McGregor fight such was the desire of one of the Rhus to mount a Roscommon player on the ground MMA-style. You'd swear Mayo sat back and lost their nerve at the totally-unexpected physical exchanges in a football match. They didn't.

The match was well over by the time most of those 'physical' encounters occurred so if we had some agenda to send a message we wouldn't start be it after we'd pretty much won the match by, y'know, playing football.

Horan doesn't need to be bitchy or even mean ill to prove a massive distraction; he's the yard stick C&H will be judged against and the stick they'll be beaten with if they fail. It's hard to see how him talking benefits Mayo at all. Horan has made a severe miscalulation if he doesn't think every word he says against the Mayo seniors carries massive weight both in and outside Mayo. He's walking an incredibly thin tightrope if he wants to be a straight-talking gunslinger. I think he's already fell off the tightrope if that was his reaction to an FBD league game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 20, 2015, 07:30:10 AM
Aren't we lucky us mere mortals are even let play on the same pitch as those 2 super powers
look at longford or westmeath and be thankful

The last time Mayo won a few all irelands Ros got in on the act as well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Tubberman on January 20, 2015, 09:11:24 AM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.

Only one thing stands out to me in the above - Jamesy boy giving C&H a bit of the boot in the first brave weeks of January, still only weeks removed from their controversial appointment. Don't like to see the last man in the hot-seat rabbiting on about the team and his successors like this. But given it's Mayo I'd be glad to see it continue all year.

Is Horan auditioning for a Sky or Sunday Game gig?

Oh, and us being physical - again handbags at the point in the match when it had started to look very bleak for Mayo - would be a response to our meakness against Armagh last July and feck all to do with Mayo, a team we coped plenty well with last year.

Eh? Armagh?

I'm sure JH has no agenda with the incoming. Why would he? He played with the new boys and had walked away.
Now apart from Horan I ve had feedback from a few who were there. You re the only one that has used the 'handbags' shite. Looks like Ros decided to bring an edge and we didn't and got beaten up. Like I said Holmes cannot be happy getting ambushed like that again. It s not a catastrophe for us; more like an itch when he was appointed that has developed into a twitch.
 James Horan was in no way bitchy in his column about the new Holmes era. He pointed out us being bullied out of it last day but that was only a fraction of a very thorough analysis imo.

It was nearly all pulling and dragging. One of the Mayo lads decided to front up to our keeper while a melee was happening at midfield and he got fûcked into the net. Anyone could tell you that was the extent of nearly all of it. The worst even the Mayo supporters could must at the match was complaining about DO'C being took to the ground in one of the melees. Some of the Mayo players must have been awful excited about the Conor McGregor fight such was the desire of one of the Rhus to mount a Roscommon player on the ground MMA-style. You'd swear Mayo sat back and lost their nerve at the totally-unexpected physical exchanges in a football match. They didn't.

The match was well over by the time most of those 'physical' encounters occurred so if we had some agenda to send a message we wouldn't start be it after we'd pretty much won the match by, y'know, playing football.

Horan doesn't need to be bitchy or even mean ill to prove a massive distraction; he's the yard stick C&H will be judged against and the stick they'll be beaten with if they fail. It's hard to see how him talking benefits Mayo at all. Horan has made a severe miscalulation if he doesn't think every word he says against the Mayo seniors carries massive weight both in and outside Mayo. He's walking an incredibly thin tightrope if he wants to be a straight-talking gunslinger. I think he's already fell off the tightrope if that was his reaction to an FBD league game.

The amount of bullshit you can type on a continual basis is staggering.
You seem to be under the impression Horan has some hidden agenda and is trying to mind-f**k someone with every word he utters or types. You were on that rubbish last year as well after every interview he did.
As for the MMA and "mounting" blather, you've lost the run of yourself completely, especially when you try to sound condescending about Ros winning an FBD game in January. Remember who the reigning FBD winners of the past two years are, buck?

Having got that off my chest, the place would be duller without you, especially when Ros flatter to deceive in summer :P
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: stephenite on January 20, 2015, 09:58:48 AM
Would Kevin McStay have allowed this to happen? Chickens coming home to roost earlier than expected maybe

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 20, 2015, 10:27:07 AM
I see rhe herrins and rhus are workin overtime at puttin us in our places :P
Of course if Galway win thoul FBD it will be a sign they're back "where they belong" but us winning it - sure it's only thoul FBD and ye'll feck up in the Summer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 20, 2015, 10:31:12 AM
I see rhe herrins and rhus are workin overtime at puttin us in our places :P
Of course if Galway win thoul FBD it will be a sign they're back "where they belong" but us winning it - sure it's only thoul FBD and ye'll feck up in the Summer.
I wouldn't be that excited about th'oul FBD really. It is January not July. We are still rebuilding.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2015, 04:00:12 PM

James Horan not impressed way that Mayo got beaten up in the physical encounter - like anybody with a bit of sense he doesn t mind the score.

'every melee was started and finished by a Roscommon player whilst Mayo were second in everything - and that was a surprise'.

2 things stand out for me in this.
Pat Holmes, with his previous, could have done without a beating of this nature from Ros. You can make of that what you want.
Roscommon have shown intent early and if Mayo cant respond next time, forget about it.

Only one thing stands out to me in the above - Jamesy boy giving C&H a bit of the boot in the first brave weeks of January, still only weeks removed from their controversial appointment. Don't like to see the last man in the hot-seat rabbiting on about the team and his successors like this. But given it's Mayo I'd be glad to see it continue all year.

Is Horan auditioning for a Sky or Sunday Game gig?

Oh, and us being physical - again handbags at the point in the match when it had started to look very bleak for Mayo - would be a response to our meakness against Armagh last July and feck all to do with Mayo, a team we coped plenty well with last year.

Eh? Armagh?

I'm sure JH has no agenda with the incoming. Why would he? He played with the new boys and had walked away.
Now apart from Horan I ve had feedback from a few who were there. You re the only one that has used the 'handbags' shite. Looks like Ros decided to bring an edge and we didn't and got beaten up. Like I said Holmes cannot be happy getting ambushed like that again. It s not a catastrophe for us; more like an itch when he was appointed that has developed into a twitch.
 James Horan was in no way bitchy in his column about the new Holmes era. He pointed out us being bullied out of it last day but that was only a fraction of a very thorough analysis imo.

It was nearly all pulling and dragging. One of the Mayo lads decided to front up to our keeper while a melee was happening at midfield and he got fûcked into the net. Anyone could tell you that was the extent of nearly all of it. The worst even the Mayo supporters could must at the match was complaining about DO'C being took to the ground in one of the melees. Some of the Mayo players must have been awful excited about the Conor McGregor fight such was the desire of one of the Rhus to mount a Roscommon player on the ground MMA-style. You'd swear Mayo sat back and lost their nerve at the totally-unexpected physical exchanges in a football match. They didn't.

The match was well over by the time most of those 'physical' encounters occurred so if we had some agenda to send a message we wouldn't start be it after we'd pretty much won the match by, y'know, playing football.

Horan doesn't need to be bitchy or even mean ill to prove a massive distraction; he's the yard stick C&H will be judged against and the stick they'll be beaten with if they fail. It's hard to see how him talking benefits Mayo at all. Horan has made a severe miscalulation if he doesn't think every word he says against the Mayo seniors carries massive weight both in and outside Mayo. He's walking an incredibly thin tightrope if he wants to be a straight-talking gunslinger. I think he's already fell off the tightrope if that was his reaction to an FBD league game.

The amount of bullshit you can type on a continual basis is staggering.
You seem to be under the impression Horan has some hidden agenda and is trying to mind-f**k someone with every word he utters or types. You were on that rubbish last year as well after every interview he did.
As for the MMA and "mounting" blather, you've lost the run of yourself completely, especially when you try to sound condescending about Ros winning an FBD game in January. Remember who the reigning FBD winners of the past two years are, buck?

Having got that off my chest, the place would be duller without you, especially when Ros flatter to deceive in summer :P

Horan doesn't need to have a hidden agenda to do damage with his punditry, nor was I claiming he had by analyzing the game. Perception is not something he has any control over. But let it continue, it's no skin off my back. I'd just be very uneasy had a beloved manager of our's (like FOD) taken to writing a column that regularly talks about the fortunes of the team he'd just left. It's like Fergie sitting in the stands watching on as Moyes tried to fashion his own identity - at best it's a distraction, at worst it invites unflattering comparisons.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 20, 2015, 07:26:55 PM

Horan had to get along with his own share of criticism. Holmes and Connelly are big boys and knew what they were getting themselves into.

If James Horan expressing surprise that Mayo were thrown around the field is the worse they get this year, they wont be doing too badly.

Horan's team got knocked about badly a couple of times first couple of years and it made men of them and they made sure it didn t happen again.
Connelly has a reputation of being a blood and guts man, so last Sunday must have stung. So lets see what happens. Personally I d like a situation where there was a defo no.1 in charge. Pateen spoke to the players after the SIT match. Does that mean he s no.1? Probably not.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: criostlinn on January 21, 2015, 01:18:31 AM
You know what.

Dont let me ever hear anyone say the FBD league is dead. This competition was reborn on Sunday. To see the delight in the Roscommon players eyes on the final whistle, well it would bring joy to any man. It just goes to show how wonderful the game of football is that on any given day anything can happen.
So the Ros have put down a marker for the year ahead. Just like they did last year and teh year before that.

Altogether now. We are Ros, We are Ros, We are we are we are ROS
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2015, 01:29:21 AM
You know what.

Dont let me ever hear anyone say the FBD league is dead. This competition was reborn on Sunday. To see the delight in the Roscommon players eyes on the final whistle, well it would bring joy to any man. It just goes to show how wonderful the game of football is that on any given day anything can happen.
So the Ros have put down a marker for the year ahead. Just like they did last year and teh year before that.

Altogether now. We are Ros, We are Ros, We are we are we are ROS

It seems like everyone in Mayo are awful perturbed by an FBD game. More talk of markers being thrown than a stationary shop. There was a time (last year) when ye could lose this game without losing your heads completely. Methinks some part of you is very worried that the glory days are over for a while, FBD or no FBD.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: weareros on January 21, 2015, 02:07:03 AM
Mayo not perturbed about losing a FBD league. It's that a young Roscommon team beat them in the physical stakes. As one commentator on Willie Joe blog (great blog btw) said it was awful to see a Mayo team fu(ked about like that. That's the stuff of Mayo's worst nightmares and brings back to the surface the "laddeens" description that the county board chairman had immortalised a recent Mayo team with after an All-Ireland hammering to Kerry. Horan had done a great job in changing that, making Mayo a physically imposing team which they will continue to be and the real reason Mayo beat Roscommon last year is because they were a better conditioned team and were able to use that physical strength to turn over possession in last ten minutes. The physical domination by the young Rossies stuck in the craw on Sunday and the ref got booed in the end - so who really took the game too serious. We will now have the bizarre situation of a bit of needle should Ros and Mayo meet again in the championship. And the reason for the needle? Oh just some spillover from a meaningless January FBD game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 21, 2015, 07:11:54 AM
Would it not have made more sense for Ros to play the handbags ace when it matters , rather than in January?
There'll presumably be pictures of Rossies all over whatever gym Mayo use all the way to the summer.
A great focus for them. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2015, 09:01:48 AM
You conceding already Seaf? :D
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 21, 2015, 10:19:02 AM
You conceding already Seaf? :D
If Ros couldn't beat the students the Sunday before last we must have a glimmer of hope
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 21, 2015, 10:47:58 AM
You conceding already Seaf? :D
If Ros couldn't beat the students the Sunday before last we must have a glimmer of hope

He means that if you think Mayo are going to be training hard for a Roscommon rematch it means you think they're a shoe-in to puncture the Kevin Walsh era beforehand.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2015, 10:52:21 AM
Correct Syf. Us Ros bucks understand these things :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Tubberman on January 21, 2015, 10:58:50 AM
Correct Syf. Us Ros bucks understand these things :)

Ye're as giddy as spring lambs!
Sad reality is they're probably bound for Athleague... :P
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Shrewdness on January 21, 2015, 11:34:21 AM
Have been a bit surprised at the reaction of some Mayo people to the so-called physical stuff last Sunday. Under James Horan, Mayo frequently lived on the edge with their physicality, and the Mayo fans lapped it up.. No Ros player was sent off last Sunday, which shows that the ref witnessed nothing outside the rules. The young players on this Ros team have no fear of Mayo, no psychological baggage. Many of them have success at minor and U-21 over Mayo in recent years and came damn close to senior victory last June.. These lads are busting a gut to impress John Evans, who recently said he wants Ros players to be lean and mean.. It was only The FBD with neither team at full strength. Mayo are still top dogs in Connacht, and are one of less than a handful of teams with any hope of winning Sam this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 22, 2015, 12:28:25 AM
You know what.

Dont let me ever hear anyone say the FBD league is dead. This competition was reborn on Sunday. To see the delight in the Roscommon players eyes on the final whistle, well it would bring joy to any man. It just goes to show how wonderful the game of football is that on any given day anything can happen.
So the Ros have put down a marker for the year ahead. Just like they did last year and teh year before that.

Altogether now. We are Ros, We are Ros, We are we are we are ROS

It seems like everyone in Mayo are awful perturbed by an FBD game. More talk of markers being thrown than a stationary shop. There was a time (last year) when ye could lose this game without losing your heads completely. Methinks some part of you is very worried that the glory days are over for a while, FBD or no FBD.

Apart from the fact that we haven't had glory days for anybody under 80yrs of age, I see your point.
Few enough counties ever get a stab at the big prize. We ve had a few shots more than most counties could ever expect to have. This may not be palatable for some of us but there is a thread going through our misfortune.

Therefore it is only natural that what happened last Sunday would be alarming. H&C wanted this gig and the board wanted H&C (and I understand why). They ve taken over a serious team and they have to deliver. Simple as. Talk of rebuilding and putting their own stamp on things is pssshhh. Their brief is results - soon and often. They ve had their bad day and it cant happen again. They picked forwards the last day that were already shot. If they did that to play them off the panel ...... but if they re wheeled out again, forget about it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 22, 2015, 09:45:58 AM
How many of the Ros 06 minors are still involved at senior level ?
That was one of the finest Ros wins ever, I think. Amazing match.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1cSb36bc5E
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 22, 2015, 09:59:14 AM
Looks like we're down to 4 - Carty, Keenan, Shine and Higgins with the latter 2 on the injured list. Keenan not seen in the FBD.Collins and O'Malley were subs in 06.
Some didn't make it, some went abroad and various other things.
How many of  Galway's 07 ones still there?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 22, 2015, 12:49:53 PM
Looks like we're down to 4 - Carty, Keenan, Shine and Higgins with the latter 2 on the injured list. Keenan not seen in the FBD.Collins and O'Malley were subs in 06.
Some didn't make it, some went abroad and various other things.
How many of  Galway's 07 ones still there?
even fewer

There were 3 of them on the 2011 under 21s who were closer to senior and took precedence.
But then the other 2013 under 21 all Ireland are in the mix too and a lot of them weren't good enough against the Mayo juggernaut.
Bringing players from underage is very hit and miss in Galway  and even worse in hurling. Kilkenny do it very well.
   

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2015, 12:56:40 PM
Looks like we're down to 4 - Carty, Keenan, Shine and Higgins with the latter 2 on the injured list. Keenan not seen in the FBD.Collins and O'Malley were subs in 06.
Some didn't make it, some went abroad and various other things.
How many of  Galway's 07 ones still there?

Keenan was listed on the bench in McHale. Hopefully Evans is just resting him for the league and he isn't injured.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Shrewdness on January 22, 2015, 01:46:26 PM
Syferus, is David O'Gara gone off the panel, as you didn't list him above as one of the '06 minors still there.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2015, 01:56:11 PM
Syferus, is David O'Gara gone off the panel, as you didn't list him above as one of the '06 minors still there.

I'm not Rossfan but haven't seen him so far this year, he was there or there abouts last year. Honestly don't know.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 22, 2015, 03:41:57 PM
It's my understanding only the named 4 left.
It's hard to believe 9 years
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 22, 2015, 09:14:43 PM
Donal Ward another 2006 minor if my memory serves me right he played in minor league but was focused on boxing when the championship came around.

Due to work commitments in Dublin David O Gara is taking time out. David Keenan is regaining his fitness & might feature this Sunday. You could arguably say of the 2006 minors when fit & available D O Malley,N Carty,D Keenan,K Higgins,D Shine,D O Gara are all senior starters which is a good return for any group of minors.

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 22, 2015, 09:24:07 PM
Donal Ward another 2006 minor if my memory serves me right he played in minor league but was focused on boxing when the championship came around.

Due to work commitments in Dublin David O Gara is taking time out. David Keenan is regaining his fitness & might feature this Sunday. You could arguably say of the 2006 minors when fit & available D O Malley,N Carty,D Keenan,K Higgins,D Shine,D O Gara are all senior starters which is a good return for any group of minors.

That s good going. Mayo only got 1 nailed on regular from the team that should have won in 08.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 22, 2015, 10:18:12 PM
Donal Ward another 2006 minor if my memory serves me right he played in minor league but was focused on boxing when the championship came around.

Due to work commitments in Dublin David O Gara is taking time out. David Keenan is regaining his fitness & might feature this Sunday. You could arguably say of the 2006 minors when fit & available D O Malley,N Carty,D Keenan,K Higgins,D Shine,D O Gara are all senior starters which is a good return for any group of minors.

That s good going. Mayo only got 1 nailed on regular from the team that should have won in 08.

Mayo have a good number of starters from your 2006 U21 All Ireland winning team though.  G Cafferkey, K Higgins; C Barrett, T Cunniffe, C Boyle; S O'Shea all starters and others B Moran,M Ronaldson, M Conroy, E Varley,K O'Malley who should at least make your senior bench for the league this year. All of which is a fine return for any underage team.

 
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 22, 2015, 11:23:01 PM
U21s are more likely to make it at Senior.
I think 14 of our U21 panel from 2012 played senior with 9 or 10 on this year's squad.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: moysider on January 22, 2015, 11:35:36 PM
Donal Ward another 2006 minor if my memory serves me right he played in minor league but was focused on boxing when the championship came around.

Due to work commitments in Dublin David O Gara is taking time out. David Keenan is regaining his fitness & might feature this Sunday. You could arguably say of the 2006 minors when fit & available D O Malley,N Carty,D Keenan,K Higgins,D Shine,D O Gara are all senior starters which is a good return for any group of minors.

That s good going. Mayo only got 1 nailed on regular from the team that should have won in 08.

Mayo have a good number of starters from your 2006 U21 All Ireland winning team though.  G Cafferkey, K Higgins; C Barrett, T Cunniffe, C Boyle; S O'Shea all starters and others B Moran,M Ronaldson, M Conroy, E Varley,K O'Malley who should at least make your senior bench for the league this year. All of which is a fine return for any underage team.

That still surprises me. A funny mix that. Conroy scored a goal on the carved-up team of 04. Higgins was a senior regular by 06 ( and arguably the best we ve had since 50/51). Boyle is up there as one of my favourite players ever. Ger Caff came in from a minor team that lost an AI minor team horribly a few months earlier.
The worrying thing is though that Conroy was dismissed by Maughan and ignored by Johnno. Johnno also nearly finished Boyle.

Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 25, 2015, 09:55:10 AM
First silverware of 2015 up for grabs today, and then be forgotten by Tuesday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 10:26:21 AM
First silverware of 2015 up for grabs today, and then be forgotten by Tuesday*
*Except on planet syferus, until radio silence in july
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: maigheo on January 25, 2015, 03:40:40 PM
let the celebrations begin.The Ros juggernaut continues on its merry way
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Shrewdness on January 25, 2015, 03:49:20 PM
Final score., Roscommon 4-8, Galway 1-12... Nobody in Ros getting carried away because as the Mayo people were saying all week, it's only January..Nice article on Ros in Sunday Independent.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: fearsiuil on January 25, 2015, 04:06:23 PM
Nobody in Ros getting carried away over this, and that will remain the case should they beat Galway in the final. The Hastings Cup is what it is, a pre championship warm up competition.. I'd imagine the Rossies are looking towards the first match of the Championship, and no further than that.. It's going to be a very tight Connacht U-21 championship.

Final score., Roscommon 4-8, Galway 1-12... Nobody in Ros getting carried away because as the Mayo people were saying all week, it's only January..Nice article on Ros in Sunday Independent.

The lady doth protest too much, methinks
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 04:24:05 PM
Not great with the wind in the first half but really turned it on going forward in the second half. Well done on winning the FBD.

Midfield was poor and made it tougher than it should have been, we'll need to be better there to beat Cavan the next day.

Well done to Croans making the AI final too, it's been a good day for Roscommon football.

And for the love of God don't play the Galway league game in the Hyde like it's scheduled for. Kiltoom a great venue for a game, as usual.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 25, 2015, 04:36:45 PM
Only pre season but good to win a trophy and have some momentum for the start of NFL. Average enough 1st half but we smartly went for goals against wind 2nd half. The almost muted celebrations similar to what you see when Mayo win Connacht championship titles was poof that the players minds are set on the tough more challenging div 2 league football ahead.

Very well done to St Croans and well deserved trip to Croke park for them.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 04:38:16 PM
Not great with the wind in the first half but really turned it on going forward in the second half. Well done on winning the FBD.

Midfield was poor and made it tougher than it should have been, we'll need to be better there to beat Cavan the next day.

Well done to Croans making the AI final too, it's been a good day for Roscommon football.

And for the love of God don't play the Galway league game in the Hyde like it's scheduled for. Kiltoom a great venue for a game, as usual.
Maith sibh.

I think a solid D2 would be a great next step for Ros. We need ye to perform consistently at a higher level.
Who was the footballer in your old photo? I presume the new face is Dermot E.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 04:50:31 PM
Not great with the wind in the first half but really turned it on going forward in the second half. Well done on winning the FBD.

Midfield was poor and made it tougher than it should have been, we'll need to be better there to beat Cavan the next day.

Well done to Croans making the AI final too, it's been a good day for Roscommon football.

And for the love of God don't play the Galway league game in the Hyde like it's scheduled for. Kiltoom a great venue for a game, as usual.
Maith sibh.

I think a solid D2 would be a great next step for Ros. We need ye to perform consistently at a higher level.
Who was the footballer in your old photo? I presume the new face is Dermot E.

The great Roscommon and St. Brigids captain Gerry O'Malley. The first inductee in the Connacht GAA Hall of Fame according to today's program too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 25, 2015, 06:27:29 PM
Are Mayo supporters allowed support Ross when Mayo go out? I love them colours too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: larryin89 on January 25, 2015, 06:38:16 PM
http://www.shannonside.ie/sport/roscommon-fbd-league-champions-2015-john-evans-reaction/

" this is a new era" John confirming then hype in roscommon .

" other counties have a pool of a couple of hundred players to choose from,mwe only have 35/40 players"  I don't know what that means exactly.

The kerry man is excited there is no denying that.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 06:56:47 PM
There was a time when Mayo and Galway were confident in their own abilities not to blow hot air in our direction. I like the fact the demons are niggling away at "The Big Two".
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: From the Bunker on January 25, 2015, 07:51:33 PM

Here you go Syferus - A song to go with your new new photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo)
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 08:05:59 PM

Here you go Syferus - A song to go with your new new photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo)
I presume it isn't on mwr's requested collection .
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 08:10:05 PM

Here you go Syferus - A song to go with your new new photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo)
I presume it isn't on mwr's requested collection .

That song has featured many's a time on Mid-West. The music video even got a run out on Ireland West Music TV (Mid-West's tv show).

Sure Mid-West is the station of choice for most of Roscommon as well as Mayo, and it's owned by a Roscommon man and father of a Roscommon county keeper at that.

The only time Shannonside is on here is when the local elections are on or we need to suffer through their musical chairs approach to GAA coverage.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 25, 2015, 08:19:07 PM
Well we did the job today once we decided to tear into the Galway'sporous defence.
In the first half with the wind we arsed around and also stood watching Galway's hand passing over and back for minutes at a time.
Mind you we let them have plenty of free shots in the second and that lad who got the Galway's goal should have been stopped long before hand.
Good to win another cupeen.
Let's hope we'll soon be winning. Real cups.
PS - a big black mark to the Pretty Council for the crap programme costing€3.
Also it had the players' names in bloody Bearla only.
Tut tut tut.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 08:38:43 PM

Here you go Syferus - A song to go with your new new photo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J99Ql0QBfPo)
I presume it isn't on mwr's requested collection .

That song has featured many's a time on Mid-West. The music video even got a run out on Ireland West Music TV (Mid-West's tv show).

Sure Mid-West is the station of choice for most of Roscommon as well as Mayo, and it's owned by a Roscommon man and father of a Roscommon county keeper at that.

The only time Shannonside is on here is when the local elections are on or we need to suffer through their musical chairs approach to GAA coverage.
The beat is very MWR!
I know the Claffeys very well. Lovely family.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 08:44:51 PM
Well we did the job today once we decided to tear into the Galway'sporous defence.
In the first half with the wind we arsed around and also stood watching Galway's hand passing over and back for minutes at a time.
Mind you we let them have plenty of free shots in the second and that lad who got the Galway's goal should have been stopped long before hand.
Good to win another cupeen.
Let's hope we'll soon be winning. Real cups.
PS - a big black mark to the Pretty Council for the crap programme costing€3.
Also it had the players' names in bloody Bearla only.
Tut tut tut.

Better than those programs that only have them in Irish. It's like trying to transcribe Sanskrit reading the opposition's line-up.

Who's the new Connacht Council prez? Burkey is done, to be fair to him he was pretty genuine in his speech after the match.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 08:47:15 PM
Well we did the job today once we decided to tear into the Galway'sporous defence.
In the first half with the wind we arsed around and also stood watching Galway's hand passing over and back for minutes at a time.
Mind you we let them have plenty of free shots in the second and that lad who got the Galway's goal should have been stopped long before hand.
Good to win another cupeen.
Let's hope we'll soon be winning. Real cups.
PS - a big black mark to the Pretty Council for the crap programme costing€3.
Also it had the players' names in bloody Bearla only.
Tut tut tut.

Better than those programs that only have them in Irish. It's like trying to transcribe Sanskrit reading the opposition's line-up.

Who's the new Connacht Council prez? Burkey is done, to be fair to him he was pretty genuine in his speech after the match.
Can you not watch a bit of TG4 and learn the pronunciation, a mhaicin ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2015, 08:56:30 PM
Well we did the job today once we decided to tear into the Galway'sporous defence.
In the first half with the wind we arsed around and also stood watching Galway's hand passing over and back for minutes at a time.
Mind you we let them have plenty of free shots in the second and that lad who got the Galway's goal should have been stopped long before hand.
Good to win another cupeen.
Let's hope we'll soon be winning. Real cups.
PS - a big black mark to the Pretty Council for the crap programme costing€3.
Also it had the players' names in bloody Bearla only.
Tut tut tut.

Better than those programs that only have them in Irish. It's like trying to transcribe Sanskrit reading the opposition's line-up.

Who's the new Connacht Council prez? Burkey is done, to be fair to him he was pretty genuine in his speech after the match.
Can you not watch a bit of TG4 and learn the pronunciation, a mhaicin ?

The sorts of teams we do be playing only get on tv if they batter the shite out of a linesman or something like that. Can't wait for some ould lad to attempt to translate Shehroz Akram's name into gaelige.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 25, 2015, 08:58:59 PM
And to think 42 Roscommon sacrificed their lives to produce a ahoneen like Syf :'(
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2015, 09:42:06 PM
And to think 42 Roscommon sacrificed their lives to produce a ahoneen like Syf :'(
Go bhfoire Dia oraibh

In other news, great to see Lookit back in the paper, like

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/impressive-roscommon-defeat-galway-to-claim-fbd-title-1.2078978
“Look it, three weeks ago, possibly five or six of those guys never wore a maroon shirt before – and some of those were the best players on the field, which was a positive.”
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 26, 2015, 11:07:19 AM
And to think 42 Roscommon sacrificed their lives to produce a ahoneen like Syf :'(
Go bhfoire Dia oraibh

In other news, great to see Lookit back in the paper, like

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/impressive-roscommon-defeat-galway-to-claim-fbd-title-1.2078978
“Look it, three weeks ago, possibly five or six of those guys never wore a maroon shirt before – and some of those were the best players on the field, which was a positive.”
lol
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: galwayman on January 26, 2015, 01:32:22 PM
How far from a full strength Ros team would ye say that was yesterday lads?
Just curious.
Our full back line problems look to be no closer to a resolution.
It is far and away the weakest area of our squad and has been for a long time.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 26, 2015, 01:55:07 PM
How far from a full strength Ros team would ye say that was yesterday lads?
Just curious.
Our full back line problems look to be no closer to a resolution.
It is far and away the weakest area of our squad and has been for a long time.

Cregg and Conor Daly only came on as a subs at the end, no Donie, Higgins, Healy, Keenan. at least five starters there if we were naming a full-strength team. All should definitely be involved for the rematch bar Higgins who will be touch and go.

Donal Ward would be involved too were he available, he had needed surgery after last season finished. David O'Gara has taken a year out too and would always have been a feature on the team for the last five or six years. Colin Compton and Michael Finneran injured too. Croans making the AI final at Inter is robbing us of a few panel members too.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Rossfan on January 26, 2015, 04:27:10 PM
Our forward line come Summer will be 2 Murtaghs 2 Smiths and Senan K plus 1 other.Midfield is a problem and neither of yesterday's starting pair will be there. The FB line yesterday will likely be our Summer one while HBL is a problem... Yet 2 of yesterday's likely to start
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Syferus on January 26, 2015, 04:32:24 PM
Our forward line come Summer will be 2 Murtaghs 2 Smiths and Senan K plus 1 other.Midfield is a problem and neither of yesterday's starting pair will be there. The FB line yesterday will likely be our Summer one while HBL is a problem... Yet 2 of yesterday's likely to start

Cregg is more likely to start than Donie Smith. Lots of competition at HF. Only Enda Smith could be assured of a spot in that line right now. Likewise if John keeps playing Senan like a work-horse (how many times do we need to see Senan tracking back to his HB line and leaving the FF line with no target-man?) he might as well play Cregg as a false 14 again because he's much more suited to that role. Senan can be devastating if he's left up nearer the goalmouth more often.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 26, 2015, 04:43:33 PM
How far from a full strength Ros team would ye say that was yesterday lads?
Just curious.
Our full back line problems look to be no closer to a resolution.
It is far and away the weakest area of our squad and has been for a long time.

I was under the impression that the full back line was left heavily exposed by the half back line yesterday, just what I'd read from elsewhere.

From that team yesterday there's probably on Bradshaw, O'Curraoin & Walsh that are nailed on to start in the Championship. Need to get off to a good start on Sunday, win the home games and we'll be pushing for promotion although that may depend on how many games the Corofin lads and Conroy will miss.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: ross4life on January 26, 2015, 06:14:21 PM
Our forward line come Summer will be 2 Murtaghs 2 Smiths and Senan K plus 1 other.Midfield is a problem and neither of yesterday's starting pair will be there. The FB line yesterday will likely be our Summer one while HBL is a problem... Yet 2 of yesterday's likely to start
C Murtagh,D Smith will have to continue their good pre-season form during the NFL to hold down a championship starting spot. C Shine will be midfield starter come the summer he will improve with a more suitable partner. We all found out in 2012 against Galway that I Kilbride isn't inter county midfielder & yesterday confirmed it. Full back is very much or most settled line but Davy Murray could be giving a run out during the league & Seanie Mac moved into the half back line.

From that team yesterday there's probably on Bradshaw, O'Curraoin & Walsh that are nailed on to start in the Championship. Need to get off to a good start on Sunday, win the home games and we'll be pushing for promotion although that may depend on how many games the Corofin lads and Conroy will miss.
How many of the Corofin lads are likely starters? D Burke,G Sice,M Lundy certainly while it might be a bit soon for I Burke,Silke to start yet.

Flynn,Forde who came on yesterday will be championship starters as will Conroy,Hanley,Comer when available for selection.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: magpie seanie on January 26, 2015, 06:32:04 PM
And to think 42 Roscommon sacrificed their lives to produce a ahoneen like Syf :'(
Go bhfoire Dia oraibh

In other news, great to see Lookit back in the paper, like

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/impressive-roscommon-defeat-galway-to-claim-fbd-title-1.2078978
“Look it, three weeks ago, possibly five or six of those guys never wore a maroon shirt before – and some of those were the best players on the field, which was a positive.”
lol


I know. Good to see he hasn't lost the knack of losing finals to Roscommon....
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: seafoid on January 26, 2015, 06:56:50 PM
How far from a full strength Ros team would ye say that was yesterday lads?
Just curious.
Our full back line problems look to be no closer to a resolution.
It is far and away the weakest area of our squad and has been for a long time.

I was under the impression that the full back line was left heavily exposed by the half back line yesterday, just what I'd read from elsewhere.

From that team yesterday there's probably on Bradshaw, O'Curraoin & Walsh that are nailed on to start in the Championship. Need to get off to a good start on Sunday, win the home games and we'll be pushing for promotion although that may depend on how many games the Corofin lads and Conroy will miss.
Getting the club all Irelands over before Christmas would be a great idea
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 26, 2015, 07:10:00 PM
Our forward line come Summer will be 2 Murtaghs 2 Smiths and Senan K plus 1 other.Midfield is a problem and neither of yesterday's starting pair will be there. The FB line yesterday will likely be our Summer one while HBL is a problem... Yet 2 of yesterday's likely to start
C Murtagh,D Smith will have to continue their good pre-season form during the NFL to hold down a championship starting spot. C Shine will be midfield starter come the summer he will improve with a more suitable partner. We all found out in 2012 against Galway that I Kilbride isn't inter county midfielder & yesterday confirmed it. Full back is very much or most settled line but Davy Murray could be giving a run out during the league & Seanie Mac moved into the half back line.

From that team yesterday there's probably on Bradshaw, O'Curraoin & Walsh that are nailed on to start in the Championship. Need to get off to a good start on Sunday, win the home games and we'll be pushing for promotion although that may depend on how many games the Corofin lads and Conroy will miss.
How many of the Corofin lads are likely starters? D Burke,G Sice,M Lundy certainly while it might be a bit soon for I Burke,Silke to start yet.

Flynn,Forde who came on yesterday will be championship starters as will Conroy,Hanley,Comer when available for selection.

I would say Sice and Lundy are certainties from Corofin. Ronan Steede and Ian Burke are possibles. Farragher maybe. A few of the defenders are possibles as well like McGrath and Silke. Hard to know yet with a new manager. Not sure about Daithi Burke. There is talk he is going to concentrate on the hurling this year after Corofin are done.

Apart from those it's waiting on Conroy, Hanley, Comer, Moore, Duane, Adrian and Paul Varley. I'm probably missing somebody I can't think of.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: galwayman on January 26, 2015, 07:46:59 PM
From Corofin I would say Sice and Lundy are nailed on starters.
Ian Burke and Liam Silke won't be too far away I'd say.
Daithi Burke is playing with the Galway hurlers instead.
I don't think Farragher, Steede or McGrath will start.

Outside of those lads Conroy,Hanley,Flynn should start.probably Paul Varley also.
In the backs Duane and Joss Moore will be close to it.
How did Tom Fahy play on Sunday?
More of a wing back in his underage Galway days.
Still a serious lack of full back line options.

I think also Peadar og o Griofa will be close enough to making the ff line.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 26, 2015, 08:18:28 PM
I think also Peadar og o Griofa will be close enough to making the ff line.

He's been playing very well for NUIG. Just needs an injury free run. Something he hasn't had in a few years.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Blowitupref on January 27, 2015, 10:22:33 PM
I think also Peadar og o Griofa will be close enough to making the ff line.

He's been playing very well for NUIG. Just needs an injury free run. Something he hasn't had in a few years.
It's feared he dislocated his shoulder playing for NUIG today in the sigerson cup.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 27, 2015, 10:48:15 PM
I think also Peadar og o Griofa will be close enough to making the ff line.

He's been playing very well for NUIG. Just needs an injury free run. Something he hasn't had in a few years.
It's feared he dislocated his shoulder playing for NUIG today in the sigerson cup.

Would be like something that would happen to the lad alright unfortunately. No luck.
Title: Re: FBD League 2015 - Leitrim for 3 in a row?
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 28, 2015, 10:46:24 AM
I think also Peadar og o Griofa will be close enough to making the ff line.

He's been playing very well for NUIG. Just needs an injury free run. Something he hasn't had in a few years.
It's feared he dislocated his shoulder playing for NUIG today in the sigerson cup.

He's had a lot of bad luck with injuries, I was looking forward to see him getting a chance for Galway.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 24, 2015, 08:07:03 PM
For maigheo.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2015, 08:20:54 PM
For maigheo.

Way too early.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on October 24, 2015, 08:42:08 PM
Doubt if many of us Rossie posters will be bothered with this thread yet. We're too busy contributing on other threads. 8)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on October 24, 2015, 08:54:17 PM
For maigheo.
Thanks Farr ,hopefully it will work.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 24, 2015, 10:59:14 PM

Huge test for new Roscommon management to try and defend th'oul FBD. A bad start here could see the latest Mayo man in the Rossie hot seat lose his gloss and the 'customers' getting cranky. Probably McStay's best shot at silverware in his tenure unless Leitrim hit the ground running. Mayo having a late managerial appointment probably means we will do well to compete at all in January.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on October 25, 2015, 12:24:55 AM
We're thinking of dissolving the Senior and U 21 panels on 31January if we win th'oul FBD and Hashtins.
We need to save money to redevelop the Hyde as we want to be ready to host loads of games in the new All Ireland competitions.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 25, 2015, 12:46:53 AM
We're thinking of dissolving the Senior and U 21 panels on 31January if we win th'oul FBD and Hashtins.
We need to save money to redevelop the Hyde as we want to be ready to host loads of games in the new All Ireland competitions.

Hmmmm. Not a bad idea actually.

I don t see any point Mayo playing th'oul FBD at all. It seems to be a competition to show players that they are not good enough rather than discover players. Could save a few bob by not bothering with it at all. Waste of time.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on October 25, 2015, 03:32:22 AM
We're thinking of dissolving the Senior and U 21 panels on 31January if we win th'oul FBD and Hashtins.
We need to save money to redevelop the Hyde as we want to be ready to host loads of games in the new All Ireland competitions.

Hmmmm. Not a bad idea actually.

I don t see any point Mayo playing th'oul FBD at all. It seems to be a competition to show players that they are not good enough rather than discover players. Could save a few bob by not bothering with it at all. Waste of time.

It's not everyone else's fault that Mayo are addicted to using the same 18 players year in year out.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 25, 2015, 09:40:04 AM
Going on a massive tangent lads, but IF Ros lose to Sligo, does that mean the Connacht final can't be played in Dr. Hyde Park?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on October 25, 2015, 09:54:38 AM
If she's open for Ros v Sligo she'll be open for the C F if a neutral venue is required.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 27, 2015, 08:50:05 PM
Mayo's FBD fixtures are out... NUIG (home) Sligo IT (home) Roscommon (away).

I wish they would shake up the groups a biteen now and again.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on October 27, 2015, 09:48:55 PM
Holders Roscommon will have all 3 group games at home as follows....Jan 3 v Sligo It (in Strokestown), Jan 10 v Nuig (in Ballyforan) and Jan 17 v Mayo (in Ballinlough)... These games will give our new management ample opportunity to run the rule over new players especially.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on October 27, 2015, 09:54:14 PM
Mayo's FBD fixtures are out... NUIG (home) Sligo IT (home) Roscommon (away).

I wish they would shake up the groups a biteen now and again.

Where did you see them? any details?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 27, 2015, 09:56:56 PM
Mayo's FBD fixtures are out... NUIG (home) Sligo IT (home) Roscommon (away).

I wish they would shake up the groups a biteen now and again.

Where did you see them? any details?

Somebody posted them on Mayogaablog. That's all I'm going by.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on October 27, 2015, 10:24:44 PM
Ahh right. I only saw a tweet from Roscommon gaa this eve saying they were playing us in Ballinlough. No dates though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 27, 2015, 11:03:10 PM
Ahh right. I only saw a tweet from Roscommon gaa this eve saying they were playing us in Ballinlough. No dates though.

Heard it's all sold out already.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on October 27, 2015, 11:08:54 PM
Ahh right. I only saw a tweet from Roscommon gaa this eve saying they were playing us in Ballinlough. No dates though.

Heard it's all sold out already.

It's awful nice of us not to drag ye to Kiltoom for an FBD League match like ye did with us and McHale last year.

Will Mayo be able to field a team?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 27, 2015, 11:15:33 PM
Ahh right. I only saw a tweet from Roscommon gaa this eve saying they were playing us in Ballinlough. No dates though.

Heard it's all sold out already.

It's awful nice of us not to drag ye to Kiltoom for an FBD League match like ye did with us and McHale last year.

Will Mayo be able to field a team?

Probably, but not one that ye cant beat up with ease like ye did last year.

D'oul FBD is gone seriously stale imo. Not sure rejigging the groups can revive it either.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on October 27, 2015, 11:17:01 PM
I'm starting to get excited already :D
I see we also got the short straw in the Connacht Minor draw-
First Sligo, winners v Galway.
Meanwhile the Rbu rehab continues in Minor as in U 21- they get a Semi v Laythrum :-\ :-\
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 27, 2015, 11:44:15 PM
I'm starting to get excited already :D
I see we also got the short straw in the Connacht Minor draw-
First Sligo, winners v Galway.
Meanwhile the Rbu rehab continues in Minor as in U 21- they get a Semi v Laythrum :-\ :-\

Sure lookit, we need all the rehab we can get. We re all over the place right now and others need to give us a bit of breathing space to get on an even keel again.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on October 27, 2015, 11:56:00 PM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 28, 2015, 12:25:08 AM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!

True.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on October 28, 2015, 12:26:48 AM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!

True.

Might it have been a turning point for the panel and their management? This great side being played off the field at home by their lowly neighbours?

Most of the handbags happened after Mayo realised the game was gone from them and they got a bit sour about it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 28, 2015, 12:49:32 AM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!

True.

Might it have been a turning point for the panel and their management? This great side being played off the field at home by their lowly neighbours?

Most of the handbags happened after Mayo realised the game was gone from them and they got a bit sour about it.

I doubt it. I don t think there was any trigger or turning point. Just maybe that from the appointment process the whole gig was a bit toxic. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on October 28, 2015, 12:54:36 AM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!

True.

Might it have been a turning point for the panel and their management? This great side being played off the field at home by their lowly neighbours?

Most of the handbags happened after Mayo realised the game was gone from them and they got a bit sour about it.

I doubt it. I don t think there was any trigger or turning point. Just maybe that from the appointment process the whole gig was a bit toxic.

Just being facetious Moy.

Mayo get rid of a management the players don't want, we get rid of a management the players wanted and luck into a better one and Galway. Well who knows what the f**k is happening in Galway.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on October 28, 2015, 01:29:15 AM
Moysider, last year was more a ''roughing up'' rather than a ''beating up'' !!

True.

Might it have been a turning point for the panel and their management? This great side being played off the field at home by their lowly neighbours?

Most of the handbags happened after Mayo realised the game was gone from them and they got a bit sour about it.

I doubt it. I don t think there was any trigger or turning point. Just maybe that from the appointment process the whole gig was a bit toxic.

Just being facetious Moy.

Mayo get rid of a management the players don't want, we get rid of a management the players wanted and luck into a better one and Galway. Well who knows what the f**k is happening in Galway.

Galway hurling?

No idea what is happening there or why Cunningham is clinging on. I knew him back in the day and a top fella. He s also a good record as a manager/coach in football and hurling. However when any relationship goes sour ye have to walk away. Might not be your fault but better to walk away with whatever dignity ye can muster. Anthony can hold on with the backing of the board and continue but he will never have the confidence of the panel. He can be thorough and brilliant but there is a chasm between him and the players that cant be bridged by any amount of intervention or frank discussions. A dressing room doesn t work that way. Unfortunately for H&C, they were probably regarded with suspicion from day 1. That is why I take these noises about 'charters' and 'putting processes in place that this doesn t happen again' with a pinch of salt.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on November 13, 2015, 07:34:02 PM
7 weeks from next Sunday, it all starts again..just 51 days.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on November 13, 2015, 08:43:33 PM
Can't wait. Bring it on.
However with about 60 non students on our panel we'll be fairly varying the team around and may not retain our Title ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: ck on November 13, 2015, 10:02:48 PM
7 weeks. Not sure if I can handle the excitement.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on November 13, 2015, 11:20:39 PM
Rossie internet activity is expected to peak over the next while, building into a Syferian frenzy by february , up many levels from the august readings.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on November 13, 2015, 11:30:28 PM
Rossie internet activity is expected to peak over the next while, building into a Syferian frenzy by february , up many levels from the august readings.
You go and sort out ye're hurly manager shenanigans and lave us alone >:(
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on November 14, 2015, 12:06:50 AM
Rossie internet activity is expected to peak over the next while, building into a Syferian frenzy by february , up many levels from the august readings.
You go and sort out ye're hurly manager shenanigans and lave us alone >:(

They should get rid of him so Kevin can get him on board for 2016.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 17, 2015, 11:08:21 PM
Fair play to the FBD League, they have finally listened to me and given Ballina a game!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on November 17, 2015, 11:19:57 PM
Fair play to the FBD League, they have finally listened to me and given Ballina a game!

Nice to see Healy Park aka San Siro getting a game :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Crete Boom on November 18, 2015, 02:48:39 PM
Fair play to the FBD League, they have finally listened to me and given Ballina a game!

They played Sligo IT in Ballina last year as well Farr. So in fairness they were listening to you for a good while now ;).
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 18, 2015, 05:04:18 PM
Fair play to the FBD League, they have finally listened to me and given Ballina a game!

They played Sligo IT in Ballina last year as well Farr. So in fairness they were listening to you for a good while now ;).
No harm to keep reminding them though!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on December 30, 2015, 06:52:51 PM
I'd say our match (Mayo) will be fine as its being played in MacHale park. (that's depending on how much rain actually falls here over next few days   :( )
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on December 30, 2015, 06:54:06 PM
I'd say our match (Mayo) will be fine as its being played in MacHale park. (that's depending on how much rain actually falls here over next few days   :( )

I'm beginning to wonder now. The U-21 final which was supposed to be played there this evening was moved to Bekan. Either they are saving the pitch for Sunday or else its unplayable?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on December 30, 2015, 10:12:13 PM
Stephen has named the Mayo squad earlier of our 1st match of 2016 on Sunday.

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New Mayo manager Stephen Rochford has named a squad of 23 players for his first game in charge which takes place this Sunday January 3rd against NUI Galway. It features a mix of youth and experience with 8 of the players named featuring in the All Ireland Semi-Final replay defeat to Dublin on Sept 5th.

A number of players are unavailable due to college commitments, injury and other commitments.
 
The Mayo panel for Sunday’s opening FBD Insurance League clash with NUI Galway in Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, at 2pm is:

Colm Boyle (Davitts);
Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites);
Caolan Crowe (Garrymore);
Jason Doherty (Burrishoole);
Andrew Farrell (Killala);
Matthew Flanagan (Balla);
Jason Gibbons (Ballintubber);
Brendan Harrison (Aghamore);
Robert Hennelly (Breaffy);
Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis);
Kevin Keane (Westport);
David Kenny (Aghamore);
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina);
Darren McHale (Knockmore);
Shane McHale (Knockmore);
Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore);
Shane Nally (Garrymore);
Padraig O'Hora (Ballina Stephenites);
Tom Parsons (Charlestown);
Mark Ronaldson (Shrule-Glencorrib);
Keith Ruttledge (Knockmore);
James Stretton (Claremorris);
Mikey Sweeney (Kiltane);

Unavailable due to college football commitments are:
Conor O’Shea (Breaffy – NUI Galway); 
Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber - DCU);
Evan Regan (Ballina Stephenites - UUJ);

Unavailable due to injury and other commitments are: 
Chris Barrett (Belmullet);
David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites);
Cathal Carolan (Crossmolina);
Michael Conroy (Davitts);
Alan Dillon (Ballintubber);
Michael Hall (Breaffy);
Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen);
Cillian O'Connor (Ballintubber);
Aidan O'Shea (Breaffy);
David Drake (Ballaghaderreen);
Alan Freeman (Aghamore);
Lee Keegan (Westport);
Seamus O'Shea (Breaffy);
Donal Vaughan (Ballinrobe).
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on December 30, 2015, 11:48:29 PM

Good stuff. Plenty to be going on with there.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on December 31, 2015, 09:20:06 AM
I might go to a few matches
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 02, 2016, 06:48:24 PM
Ros v SIT game now in St Croans.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 03, 2016, 02:42:25 PM
Half time....Roscommon 1-12, Sligo IT 0-3.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 03, 2016, 02:50:47 PM
Half time....Roscommon 1-12, Sligo IT 0-3.

Rosies are flyin . Mayo all over the shop and could even lose to the students today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 02:55:58 PM
Larry who are the new guys/Irregulars on Mayo starting line up?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 03, 2016, 03:24:49 PM
Result.....Roscommon 1-20, Sligo IT 0-10.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 03, 2016, 03:25:37 PM
P OHara,S Nally ,K Ruttledge,C Loftus,D Mchale the newcomers.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 03:37:13 PM
P OHara,S Nally ,K Ruttledge,C Loftus,D Mchale the newcomers.

Thanx
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Border on January 03, 2016, 03:38:58 PM
Rosies are flyin . Mayo all over the shop and could even lose to the students today.
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Larry are you at the Roscommon or the Mayo game? Who's playing well for the Rossies? Sounds likeMayo got out of jail today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 04:14:42 PM
FT FBD League Round 1:

Mayo 1-12
NUIG 1-10.

Scorers: K McLoughlin 1-04(3f), C Loftus 0-03(2f), J Doherty 0-01, D McHale 0-01, M Ronaldson 0-01 C Boyle 0-01 & R Hennelly 0-01.

Anyone know who scored for NUIG?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 03, 2016, 04:26:54 PM
Adam Gallagher must of got 1-3/1-4
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 04:34:44 PM
Adam Gallagher must of got 1-3/1-4

Good stuff!  :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 03, 2016, 04:57:54 PM
Galway 2-9
Sligo 0-12

Don't know who scored or played well but would welcome any info on the game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2016, 04:59:56 PM
P OHara,S Nally ,K Ruttledge,C Loftus,D Mchale the newcomers.

Who is this O Hara fella. Supposed to be from Ballina. Never heard of him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 03, 2016, 05:20:41 PM
P OHara,S Nally ,K Ruttledge,C Loftus,D Mchale the newcomers.

Who is this O Hara fella. Supposed to be from Ballina. Never heard of him.

Tis the bread man from foxfard.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 03, 2016, 05:25:52 PM
Misspelled his name.It is Padraig OHora.Played u21 in 2014 and was a Mayo news sports star nominee this year.Supposed to be strong and pacey and was selected at corner back today
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 03, 2016, 05:31:09 PM
Successful first defence of our glorious FBD title today.
Sligo IT very poor. Hopefully a better test from NUIG next week. God knows  we'll need it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2016, 05:51:29 PM
Misspelled his name.It is Padraig OHora.Played u21 in 2014 and was a Mayo news sports star nominee this year.Supposed to be strong and pacey and was selected at corner back today

I know. I was being sarcastic. Whatever about a misspelling in a programme the announcer at the game today called out his name wrong as well - twice. As you say, not like he came from nowhere.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2016, 06:10:47 PM
Nice win for Galway today. Onwards and sideways.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: REDCOL on January 03, 2016, 06:24:47 PM
Misspelled his name.It is Padraig OHora.Played u21 in 2014 and was a Mayo news sports star nominee this year.Supposed to be strong and pacey and was selected at corner back today

I know. I was being sarcastic. Whatever about a misspelling in a programme the announcer at the game today called out his name wrong as well - twice. As you say, not like he came from nowhere.

Moy, ease up on the PRO his first day on the job. Most supporters know who O'Hora is. He done well today.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 06:38:53 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 03, 2016, 07:00:17 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2016, 07:10:01 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?

I presume it's accurate? Why adjust it? Great crowd for a Mickey mouse competition and 99% of those supporters would be from Mayo! There'll be some crowd at the Mayo Ros game!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 03, 2016, 09:14:24 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?
:)
€23,000 ground rent no doubt ::)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Blowitupref on January 03, 2016, 09:29:41 PM
Teams and scorers on this link.

http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/stephen-rochford-s-mayo-tenure-gets-off-to-a-winning-start-1.2483563
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: ck on January 03, 2016, 10:39:20 PM
Successful first defence of our glorious FBD title today.
Sligo IT very poor. Hopefully a better test from NUIG next week. God knows  we'll need it.

ITSligo very under strength today lads, ye'll get bigger tests I'm sure
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 03, 2016, 10:49:43 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?

I presume it's accurate? Why adjust it? Great crowd for a Mickey mouse competition and 99% of those supporters would be from Mayo! There'll be some crowd at the Mayo Ros game!

That attendance would not include the kids that get in free. I ve seen smaller crowds at league games.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 03, 2016, 11:41:41 PM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?

I presume it's accurate? Why adjust it? Great crowd for a Mickey mouse competition and 99% of those supporters would be from Mayo! There'll be some crowd at the Mayo Ros game!
the GAA gatemen are great at massaging attendance figures
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 04, 2016, 03:01:26 AM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?

I presume it's accurate? Why adjust it? Great crowd for a Mickey mouse competition and 99% of those supporters would be from Mayo! There'll be some crowd at the Mayo Ros game!
the GAA gatemen are great at massaging attendance figures

If they massaged yesterdays figures. What way are you saying they massaged them up or down? Can't see the benefit in doing either?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 04, 2016, 10:45:30 AM
Attendance today in Elverys MacHale Park...2,390
Accurate, or adjusted?

I presume it's accurate? Why adjust it? Great crowd for a Mickey mouse competition and 99% of those supporters would be from Mayo! There'll be some crowd at the Mayo Ros game!
the GAA gatemen are great at massaging attendance figures

If they massaged yesterdays figures. What way are you saying they massaged them up or down? Can't see the benefit in doing either?
its a great way to generate spare cash to be used for payments
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on January 04, 2016, 08:16:36 PM
I was thinking myself that there was well over 3.000 there yesterday. Throw in delayed a good country 5 mins. People still coming in 20 mins into the match!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 04, 2016, 11:39:59 PM
Very strong team that Mayo had out considering there were so many guys on at the end who had played in last years semis. Add is Harrisson, Gibbons, Ronaldson, Sweeney  and Doherty who were player/panelists for the past few years and there weren't really that much new faces on the pitch. A 2 points victory that was hard work as well with the students probably feeling a little unlucky. Still - it's only January so not panicking yet.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 05, 2016, 12:14:26 AM
Very strong team that Mayo had out considering there were so many guys on at the end who had played in last years semis. Add is Harrisson, Gibbons, Ronaldson, Sweeney  and Doherty who were player/panelists for the past few years and there weren't really that much new faces on the pitch. A 2 points victory that was hard work as well with the students probably feeling a little unlucky. Still - it's only January so not panicking yet.

Thought it was mostly good actually. Great to see Gibbons back in the frame. Played really well but will probably have to be rested a while after picking up a concussion near the end. Important player for us imo. Parsons was quality as well. Nothing wrong with Boyle either and McLoughlin was different class.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 05, 2016, 12:39:27 AM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 05, 2016, 12:53:11 AM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

Dunno. I can see Roscommon having far more interest in this like they had last year and wanting it more.

For me, one of the most interesting aspects of the Mayo v NUIG game was that Keith Higgins was brought in as a six. Of course it mightn't mean feck all either in the medium or long term. But I think they might be thinking.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 05, 2016, 01:03:56 AM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

I would be far from certain that we will win our section. An awful lot of players missing for one reason or another and Leitrim usually take the FBD relatively seriously. Would not surprise me if they beat us next weekend.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 07, 2016, 10:17:30 PM
I hear that the Roscommon v Mayo match on January 17, has been moved from Ballinlough to Hyde Park. Must be expecting a decent sized crowd.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 07, 2016, 10:31:08 PM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

Roscommon will beat Mayo with ease in this competition .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 07, 2016, 10:43:44 PM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

Roscommon will beat Mayo with ease in this competition .

Can't see any other result other than a Rossie win. Mayo missing too many of the Summer starters.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on January 07, 2016, 10:55:19 PM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

Roscommon will beat Mayo with ease in this competition .

Ross v Mayo to be moved to the Hyde I'm hearing
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 07, 2016, 11:36:18 PM
With all the players that Roscommon have missing through injury and playing for colleges etc, Mayo will probably win this section, and go on to meet Galway in the Final.

Roscommon will beat Mayo with ease in this competition .

Can't see any other result other than a Rossie win. Mayo missing too many of the Summer starters.
Give over buicìns :D sure we have 11 injured and 13 tied to them effin Colleges.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: macdanger2 on January 08, 2016, 12:45:42 AM
It'd be a huge setback for Kevin's Project Roscommon if they were to lose out on Sunday
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 08, 2016, 05:34:25 PM
Sunday coming we play NUIG. I hear it's moved to dear old Elphin's Pàirc an Úllord.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 08, 2016, 07:35:10 PM
Not known as a ground that holds water well..
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 08, 2016, 07:53:26 PM
A grand historic parkeen.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 10, 2016, 02:31:00 PM
Mayo 0.06  Sligo IT 0.03
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 10, 2016, 02:35:26 PM
Galway 0-06 Leitrim 1-02  HT
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 10, 2016, 03:20:56 PM
Galway 1-08  Leitrim 1-05 FT
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 10, 2016, 03:27:45 PM
Galway 1-08  Leitrim 1-05 FT
Ronan Steede is Connacht Tribune Gaelic footballer of the year.Some nice talent coming through
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 10, 2016, 03:55:25 PM
Full Time

FBD Insurance League

Mayo 1-16
ITSligo 0-08


Scorers for Mayo

McLoughlin 1-02
Ronaldson 0-04
Doherty 0-03 (2f)
Ruttledge 0-03
Farrell 0-01
Loftus 0-01
Parsons 0-01
McHale 0-01
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 10, 2016, 06:53:37 PM
We bet NUIG today by 4 pts 12 to 8 to set up the big January showdown v the Great Unwashed of Mayowestros.
Was a good competitive game which will have been of some use to management unlike last week's cakewalk.
Interesting to see Fergal and Liam directing the show from the sideline while Kevin stayed outside the wire altogether.

Ah sure lookit our real focus is on Monaghan in three week's time.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2016, 07:04:45 PM
We bet NUIG today by 4 pts 12 to 8 to set up the big January showdown v the Great Unwashed of Mayowestros.
Was a good competitive game which will have been of some use to management unlike last week's cakewalk.
Interesting to see Fergal and Liam directing the show from the sideline while Kevin stayed outside the wire altogether.

Ah sure lookit our real focus is on Monaghan in three week's time.

No different to how McStay operated with Brigids.  McHale was always the enforcer on the line.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 10, 2016, 09:44:49 PM

The which?!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 10, 2016, 10:09:00 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 10, 2016, 10:17:02 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

If today's attendance in Healy Park is anything to go by this one could be all ticket. Sligo IT - or any college - unlikely to play in front of a crowd like that again this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 10, 2016, 10:56:58 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 10, 2016, 11:00:08 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

Ros will be all guns blazing like last year in castlebar , fookin Mayo men into the net and what have ya . Comfortable win for Ross ,we will just have to hope we can get back to near a full deck for Easter Sunday game or we will never hear the end of it if Ross beat us twice in the one year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 10, 2016, 11:06:41 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

Ros will be all guns blazing like last year in castlebar , fookin Mayo men into the net and what have ya . Comfortable win for Ross ,we will just have to hope we can get back to near a full deck for Easter Sunday game or we will never hear the end of it if Ross beat us twice in the one year.
apparently there are 3 billion twitter twits ready to retwit if ros do the biz twice.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 10, 2016, 11:19:55 PM

Mayo have a few missing but finished today with a half back line of Boyle, Keegan and Vaughan. Higgins again played in hb line. McLoughlin played another full game. But ye can see why he has to be there as well.
Finding it difficult to put up easy scores and a lot of good possession and moves butchered. Hope they continue with some of the new lads for Ros. game. Crowe did a lot of good grafting in second half and Keith Ruttledge has done very well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 10, 2016, 11:31:46 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.

I think FBD final will be played on the 24th a week before the NFL starts.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 10, 2016, 11:54:27 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.

I don't know how many pro footballers yer keeping on staff but we wouldn't have enough fit bodies at the moment to run an AvB game, nevermind running the worth of two squads.

League final is in the dead week before the NFL starts, same as always. FBD had nothing to do with anything for us last year, as much as it seems to make for an easy narrative for some. It was one extra game. I'd assume we'd have been playing a challenge or major AvB game that day anyways so it had little effect on preparations for anything. We barely beat ITS last year and stumbled to a draw against NUIG - if it wasn't for Mayo's inept performance meaning we boosted our scoring difference significantly we'd never have even made the FBD final last year even with the win over Mayo.  All Mayo had to do was not get hammered to go through. I'd worry if that was us putting a lot into an FBD campaign.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2016, 12:07:42 AM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.

Dunno about that tbh Bunker. A good campaign in FBD and a good league should have team up and primed for championship rather than busted. Playing games is what it's all about. The only excuse for calving in championship would be a an extremely high injury casualty rate. No way should young lads be out on their legs come championship after the spring competitions. They should have been just coming along nicely. Ros had a few injuries going in to Markievicz Park but they have a panel and I don t think 'out on their legs' had anything to do with their defeat.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 11, 2016, 12:09:13 AM
Great weekend for us - lost to mayo in u21 by 17 pts yesterday and bet by students today.  We won't have any worries about the final that's for sure.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 11, 2016, 01:40:43 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.


LOL

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: SLIGONIAN on January 11, 2016, 01:48:14 PM
Great weekend for us - lost to mayo in u21 by 17 pts yesterday and bet by students today.  We won't have any worries about the final that's for sure.
Saving it for the summer Sligoman2 unlike the Rossies who will be juiced again lol
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 11, 2016, 02:00:47 PM
Great weekend for us - lost to mayo in u21 by 17 pts yesterday and bet by students today.  We won't have any worries about the final that's for sure.
Mayo U21 result maybe expected however Sligo seniors losing yesterday was an eye opener. GMIT are arguably the weakest college team in this year's pre season competitions they were hammered out the gate by Leitrim last weekend.It wasn't like Sligo played a team of fringe players either as plenty of first teamers featured.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2016, 02:21:44 PM
Has Ross Donovan retired? One of the very best backs in Ireland.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 11, 2016, 02:39:24 PM
FBD League standings after Rd 2

Section A

Team               P   W  D  L    F    A    D    Points
Roscommon    2    2  0   0   35  18   17      4
Mayo               2    2  0   0   34   21  13      4
N.U.I. Galway  2    0  0   2   21   27   -6      0
IT Sligo            2    0  0   2  18   42   -24     0


Section B

Team     P    W    D   L    F    A    Diff   Points
Galway  2     2    0   0   26  20    6        4
Leitrim   2     1    0   1   33  20   13       2
GMIT      2     1    0   1   22  37  -15       2
Sligo      2     0    0   2   24  28    -4       0

Mayo results and fixtures http://mayoclub51.com/mayo-gaa-2016-fixtures-results/senior-football-fixtures-results-2016/
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 11, 2016, 02:41:07 PM
So, the winner of Roscommon/Mayo will be in the final. If it's a draw, Roscommon have the advantage on points difference.

The loser will be the winner here! What ever team lose will begin to cull the heard and concentrate on the League. The winner will have to keep two squads going for a few more weeks. In the Rossies case they need to concentrate 100% on the league after Sunday. They don't need the distraction of a FBD Final in the middle of the League. Winning the FBD gig was done last year. The League and a Championship push are the real fry and especially trying to get some points early on the board in the league and having something to play for right up to the last round of games. Last year Roscommon put a lot into the FBD and the League (plus the under 21's). This meant they were out on their legs come championship.

Dunno about that tbh Bunker. A good campaign in FBD and a good league should have team up and primed for championship rather than busted. Playing games is what it's all about. The only excuse for calving in championship would be a an extremely high injury casualty rate. No way should young lads be out on their legs come championship after the spring competitions. They should have been just coming along nicely. Ros had a few injuries going in to Markievicz Park but they have a panel and I don t think 'out on their legs' had anything to do with their defeat.

A good FBD and a good league meant that the Rossie spent a lot of Energy to achieve those goals. By the time time Championship came around it was hard to get going for games v Sligo and Fermanagh. In 2010 Mayo got to a League final and had a fine League winning 6 0ut of 7 matches and topping the table. They also won the FBD earlier that year. But come championship Mayo were flat and lost to Sligo and Longford.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 11, 2016, 03:27:34 PM
It wasn't an excuse for the collapse in the last 10 mins against Fermanagh, but a lot of people seem to overlook the fact that Roscommon were without Cathal Shine, Senan Kilbride and Diarmuid Murtagh through injury, whilst a clearly unfit Niall Carty was thrown on just as the ship started to sink with 10 minutes left.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 11, 2016, 03:45:11 PM
Anyone got a link to the NUIG team that has played the last 2 weekends?

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Blowitupref on January 11, 2016, 03:55:36 PM
Anyone got a link to the NUIG team that has played the last 2 weekends?
NUIG team v Mayo 
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Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 11, 2016, 04:23:20 PM
Are Murray and McManus 4 and 5 anything to Danny or Tony/Junior ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 11, 2016, 04:24:11 PM
Do the Mayo lads rate Adam Gallagher?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Blowitupref on January 11, 2016, 04:29:26 PM
Are Murray and McManus 4 and 5 anything to Danny or Tony/Junior ?
McManus is a son of Tony.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 11, 2016, 04:32:42 PM
Do the Mayo lads rate Adam Gallagher?

Yeah, hes been rated for a few years now by the supporters. But (Mayo)Managers never seem to fancy him!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rudi on January 11, 2016, 04:42:53 PM
Murray is nothing to Danny. He is a Pearses man, good tight corner back, lacks height.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 11, 2016, 08:44:06 PM
Peter Cooke apparently had good games the last 2 weeks against Mayo & Roscommon, anyone on here notice him?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 11, 2016, 08:47:16 PM
Great weekend for us - lost to mayo in u21 by 17 pts yesterday and bet by students today.  We won't have any worries about the final that's for sure.
Saving it for the summer Sligoman2 unlike the Rossies who will be juiced again lol
I hope you are right Sligonian.  Has Ross retired?

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 11, 2016, 08:48:31 PM
Are Murray and McManus 4 and 5 anything to Danny or Tony/Junior ?
McManus is a son of Tony.
That is a pure class aspect of the GAA. Mol an oige agus tiocfaidh si
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 11, 2016, 08:55:02 PM
Was at the Ros/Nuig game and thought that Cooke was a much better and consistent
performer than the much vaunted Conor O`Shea.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 11, 2016, 09:35:25 PM
Was at the Ros/Nuig game and thought that Cooke was a much better and consistent
performer than the much vaunted Conor O`Shea.

Much vaunted by whom?  ???
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Duine Eile on January 11, 2016, 10:12:49 PM
Ronan Steede and Martin Farragher were meant to have good games for GMIT in the first round, didn't see it myself but hopefully Steede might get a chance during the league this year. He was also named club footballer of the year too I think.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Owenmoresider on January 11, 2016, 10:21:04 PM
Great weekend for us - lost to mayo in u21 by 17 pts yesterday and bet by students today.  We won't have any worries about the final that's for sure.
Saving it for the summer Sligoman2 unlike the Rossies who will be juiced again lol
I hope you are right Sligonian.  Has Ross retired?
Apparently so, pity but he owes the county nothing, a great servant over the past decade.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 11, 2016, 10:38:16 PM
Ronan Steede and Martin Farragher were meant to have good games for GMIT in the first round, didn't see it myself but hopefully Steede might get a chance during the league this year. He was also named club footballer of the year too I think.
He was , yeah. sure wasn't he fabliss for corofin ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 11, 2016, 11:02:11 PM
Peter Cooke apparently had good games the last 2 weeks against Mayo & Roscommon, anyone on here notice him?
Cooke was dacent yesterday alright. Kicked a few mighty points.
However our midfield wasn't the best :-\
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Duine Eile on January 11, 2016, 11:14:06 PM
Ronan Steede and Martin Farragher were meant to have good games for GMIT in the first round, didn't see it myself but hopefully Steede might get a chance during the league this year. He was also named club footballer of the year too I think.
He was , yeah. sure wasn't he fabliss for corofin ?

Seafoid I can never tell whether you're being serious or taking the piss!  ;D either way I'd say that's the first time "fabliss" has been used to describe a player on this board!  :)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 11, 2016, 11:16:07 PM
Peter Cooke apparently had good games the last 2 weeks against Mayo & Roscommon, anyone on here notice him?
Cooke was dacent yesterday alright. Kicked a few mighty points.
However our midfield wasn't the best :-\

We have one established midfielder who's fit. Cathal Compton who hasn't kicked a ball in anger at senior IC yet may well be the second to reach fitness sometime in February. Brutal situation.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 11, 2016, 11:44:16 PM
Was at the Ros/Nuig game and thought that Cooke was a much better and consistent
performer than the much vaunted Conor O`Shea.

Much vaunted by whom?  ???

Yeah looking forward to seeing the list!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: moysider on January 12, 2016, 12:38:55 AM
Peter Cooke apparently had good games the last 2 weeks against Mayo & Roscommon, anyone on here notice him?
Cooke was dacent yesterday alright. Kicked a few mighty points.
However our midfield wasn't the best :-\

We have one established midfielder who's fit. Cathal Compton who hasn't kicked a ball in anger at senior IC yet may well be the second to reach fitness sometime in February. Brutal situation.

Not good in fairness. Need serious midfield players to compete in Div. 1 before worrying about anything else. Gibbons looks like he s going well now for us. He could have been important last year if he was fit. Ideally we need Seamus O Shea, Aidan O Shea, Parsons, Gibbons and Barry Moran well and able to do shifts around the middle this year and maybe the option to use a couple in other roles as well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: REDCOL on January 12, 2016, 08:29:55 AM
We still have Stephen Coen to come back. We brought him on in an All Ireland Semi Final at Midfield only a few short months ago.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 12, 2016, 10:32:36 AM
Ronan Steede and Martin Farragher were meant to have good games for GMIT in the first round, didn't see it myself but hopefully Steede might get a chance during the league this year. He was also named club footballer of the year too I think.

I found it strange that Steede didn't get a chance last year but in fairness he had a poor game against Castlebar against good opposition, he clealry must be struggling in training against Flynn & O'Currain.

Is Martin Farragher U21 this year? I think he's got more of a chance of stepping up a level than his brother.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: rosnarun on January 12, 2016, 11:03:28 AM
Was at the Ros/Nuig game and thought that Cooke was a much better and consistent
performer than the much vaunted Conor O`Shea.

Much vaunted by whom?  ???

Yeah looking forward to seeing the list!
in Fairness  hes the 3rd best player in his house
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Geoff Tipps on January 14, 2016, 03:44:34 PM
Rumour that Hyde Park is unplayable for Sunday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 14, 2016, 04:06:35 PM
There's every possibility it won't be fit for the game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Geoff Tipps on January 14, 2016, 05:21:16 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 14, 2016, 05:30:51 PM
Yip, moved to MacHale park due to the Hyde being unplayable. Hopefully the roads will be well gritted too if we get this weather we're promised this weekend.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 14, 2016, 05:35:24 PM
Willie Joe must be delighted.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 14, 2016, 07:05:09 PM
Willie Joe must be delighted.

Cen fath?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 14, 2016, 08:07:50 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Fcukrs!
I won't be able to make it now >:(
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 14, 2016, 10:50:17 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Fcukrs!
I won't be able to make it now >:(

Fear not, we'll be live tweeting from the match ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 14, 2016, 10:58:54 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Fcukrs!
I won't be able to make it now >:(

Fear not, we'll be live tweeting from the match ;)

When someone in Club 51 gear meets someone in Club Rossie gear is it a bit like two soccer team's Ultras meeting? Hurleys at noon and the like..
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on January 14, 2016, 11:05:33 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Fcukrs!
I won't be able to make it now >:(

Fear not, we'll be live tweeting from the match ;)

When someone in Club 51 gear meets someone in Club Rossie gear is it a bit like two soccer team's Ultras meeting? Hurleys at noon and the like..

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 14, 2016, 11:29:11 PM
Moved to McHale Park
Fcukrs!
I won't be able to make it now >:(

Fear not, we'll be live tweeting from the match ;)

When someone in Club 51 gear meets someone in Club Rossie gear is it a bit like two soccer team's Ultras meeting? Hurleys at noon and the like..

 ;D ;D ;D
Give wan o' the hoors a belt u' a hurl for me Syfín ;D.....especially if he's a twit.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mayo4Sam on January 15, 2016, 09:17:24 AM
Rumour that Hyde Park is unplayable for Sunday.
FYP
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: commonman on January 15, 2016, 11:31:35 AM
worrying times for the rossies. Its only two weeks into the new year and already we have lost our beloved stolensheep website. We've no ground in the county capabale of hosting an FBD game that might attract around 3,000 people and the Westmeath landgrab is taking away 7,000 of our people including our two biggest clubs. Will we  be in existence at all by the end of 2016?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 15, 2016, 12:03:14 PM
worrying times for the rossies. Its only two weeks into the new year and already we have lost our beloved stolensheep website. We've no ground in the county capabale of hosting an FBD game that might attract around 3,000 people and the Westmeath landgrab is taking away 7,000 of our people including our two biggest clubs. Will we  be in existence at all by the end of 2016?

http://stolen-sheep.proboards.com/
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: macdanger2 on January 17, 2016, 02:27:31 PM
Roscommon went 4 up but back to 4-3 now. Loftus free, Ronaldson and Ruttledge for us
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 02:33:08 PM
McHale Park's pitch is looking rustic to say the least..
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: macdanger2 on January 17, 2016, 02:35:13 PM
4-6 at ht, Loftus with another free
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 17, 2016, 02:38:17 PM
Rossies far the better team .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: macdanger2 on January 17, 2016, 02:57:49 PM
4-8 now
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 17, 2016, 03:00:36 PM
Mayo 0.07  ros 0.09
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 17, 2016, 03:08:18 PM
Mayo 0-7 Roscommon 0-12 the latest.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 17, 2016, 03:21:26 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 17, 2016, 03:34:54 PM
Galway 0-16 GMIT 1-05 FT in Tuam
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 17, 2016, 03:44:35 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Where is it on?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 17, 2016, 03:46:41 PM
Roscommon a serious outfit .

On reflection I think Evans was right , there's an all Ireland  or two in that Roscommon team .  Smith , murtagh and cregg would walk onto any team in the country .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 17, 2016, 03:52:16 PM
Apparently that is Roscommon's 3rd win in a row against Mayo in the FBD. The last championship meeting between the two Mayo only won by one point. If Roscommon stay up in division one they could make impact this summer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 03:58:14 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Where is it on?

Almost surely Tuam.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 17, 2016, 04:24:43 PM
Apparently that is Roscommon's 3rd win in a row against Mayo in the FBD. The last championship meeting between the two Mayo only won by one point. If Roscommon stay up in division one they could make impact this summer.

Mayo not beaten Ros since 2012 in fbd according to a tweet I just read when Michael Jackson scored 0-6 .

You'd have to think they are closing in though all joking aside they have some classy little footballers in their squad.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 17, 2016, 04:31:08 PM
 Well that's the FBD experiment over for another year. Great crowd in McHale Park. Pitch was so so! But hey it's mid January and it has pissed rain for the last 2 and a half months. Referee was a bit biased, and we got little of the 50/50 calls. I found it humerous, but many of the Mayo supporters around us were not impressed. In fairness Padraig O'Hora should have walked for a second yellow, but the ref had enough cop on not to give  a rookie a red in this sort of game.  Roscommon looking very sharp and well worth their victory. Player availability a bit of a problem for Mayo at the moment. Looks like Keane, Higgins and Loftus got bad knocks today and will add to this. Maybe just as well we don't have another game next week. In the scheme of things today means nothing. Now to regroup see who is available for the first two games of the league and what we can get from those games.

Scorers - Roscommon: C Murtagh 0-4 (4fs), C Cregg 0-3, E Smith, N Collins, N Daly, F Cregg, S Kilbride, D Murtagh all 0-1 each

Mayo: C Loftus 0-5 (4fs), J Doherty 0-2 (2fs), M Ronaldson, K Ruttledge, J Gibbons all 0-1 each.

Roscommon: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, R Stack; C Daly, N Daly, N McInerney; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, R Daly; S Kilbride, C Cregg, D Murtagh. Subs: B Murtagh for N Daly (49), S Oates for D Murtagh (56), K Kilcline for F Cregg (56), G Patterson for Stack (58).

Mayo: R Hennelly; P O'Hora, K Keane, G Cafferkey; K Higgins, C Crowe, C Boyle; T Parsons, J Gibbons; J Doherty, M Ronaldson, D McHale; K Ruttledge, D Vaughan, C Loftus. Subs: L Keegan for Higgins inj (5), S McHale for Keane inj (18), D O'Connor for Ruttledge (44), S Nally for Boyle (50), B Harrison for O'Hora (52), B Reape for Loftus inj (56).

Referee: J Gilmartin (Sligo).

3,845 official attendance for today's game.

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Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 04:35:51 PM
Well that's the FBD experiment over for another year. Great crowd in McHale Park. Pitch was so so! But hey it's mid January and it has pissed rain for the last 2 and a half months. Referee was a bit biased, and we got little of the 50/50 calls. I found it humerous, but many of the Mayo supporters around us were not impressed. In fairness Padraig O'Hora should have walked for a second yellow, but the ref had enough cop on not to give  a rookie a red in this sort of game.  Roscommon looking very sharp and well worth their victory. Player availability a bit of a problem for Mayo at the moment. Looks like Keane, Higgins and Loftus got bad knocks today and will add to this. Maybe just as well we don't have another game next week. In the scheme of things today means nothing. Now to regroup see who is available for the first two games of the league and what we can get from those games.

Scorers - Roscommon: C Murtagh 0-4 (4fs), C Cregg 0-3, E Smith, N Collins, N Daly, F Cregg, S Kilbride, D Murtagh all 0-1 each

Mayo: C Loftus 0-5 (4fs), J Doherty 0-2 (2fs), M Ronaldson, K Ruttledge, J Gibbons all 0-1 each.

Roscommon: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, R Stack; C Daly, N Daly, N McInerney; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, R Daly; S Kilbride, C Cregg, D Murtagh. Subs: B Murtagh for N Daly (49), S Oates for D Murtagh (56), K Kilcline for F Cregg (56), G Patterson for Stack (58).

Mayo: R Hennelly; P O'Hora, K Keane, G Cafferkey; K Higgins, C Crowe, C Boyle; T Parsons, J Gibbons; J Doherty, M Ronaldson, D McHale; K Ruttledge, D Vaughan, C Loftus. Subs: L Keegan for Higgins inj (5), S McHale for Keane inj (18), D O'Connor for Ruttledge (44), S Nally for Boyle (50), B Harrison for O'Hora (52), B Reape for Loftus inj (56).

Referee: J Gilmartin (Sligo).

3,845 official attendance for today's game.

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The ref may as well have wore a Mayo jersey in the second half Bunker. At least three phanthom gimme frees were given to Mayo in the second half. You wouldn't have been in the game without him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 17, 2016, 04:51:27 PM
Well that's the FBD experiment over for another year. Great crowd in McHale Park. Pitch was so so! But hey it's mid January and it has pissed rain for the last 2 and a half months. Referee was a bit biased, and we got little of the 50/50 calls. I found it humerous, but many of the Mayo supporters around us were not impressed. In fairness Padraig O'Hora should have walked for a second yellow, but the ref had enough cop on not to give  a rookie a red in this sort of game.  Roscommon looking very sharp and well worth their victory. Player availability a bit of a problem for Mayo at the moment. Looks like Keane, Higgins and Loftus got bad knocks today and will add to this. Maybe just as well we don't have another game next week. In the scheme of things today means nothing. Now to regroup see who is available for the first two games of the league and what we can get from those games.

Scorers - Roscommon: C Murtagh 0-4 (4fs), C Cregg 0-3, E Smith, N Collins, N Daly, F Cregg, S Kilbride, D Murtagh all 0-1 each

Mayo: C Loftus 0-5 (4fs), J Doherty 0-2 (2fs), M Ronaldson, K Ruttledge, J Gibbons all 0-1 each.

Roscommon: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, R Stack; C Daly, N Daly, N McInerney; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, R Daly; S Kilbride, C Cregg, D Murtagh. Subs: B Murtagh for N Daly (49), S Oates for D Murtagh (56), K Kilcline for F Cregg (56), G Patterson for Stack (58).

Mayo: R Hennelly; P O'Hora, K Keane, G Cafferkey; K Higgins, C Crowe, C Boyle; T Parsons, J Gibbons; J Doherty, M Ronaldson, D McHale; K Ruttledge, D Vaughan, C Loftus. Subs: L Keegan for Higgins inj (5), S McHale for Keane inj (18), D O'Connor for Ruttledge (44), S Nally for Boyle (50), B Harrison for O'Hora (52), B Reape for Loftus inj (56).

Referee: J Gilmartin (Sligo).

3,845 official attendance for today's game.

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The ref may as well have wore a Mayo jersey in the second half Bunker. At least three phanthom gimme frees were given to Mayo in the second half. You wouldn't have been in the game without him.

True, the crowd had began to get on his back by then and booed and hissed every decision that went against Mayo. Made little difference in the end. Roscommon always had Mayo at arms length.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 05:01:38 PM
Well that's the FBD experiment over for another year. Great crowd in McHale Park. Pitch was so so! But hey it's mid January and it has pissed rain for the last 2 and a half months. Referee was a bit biased, and we got little of the 50/50 calls. I found it humerous, but many of the Mayo supporters around us were not impressed. In fairness Padraig O'Hora should have walked for a second yellow, but the ref had enough cop on not to give  a rookie a red in this sort of game.  Roscommon looking very sharp and well worth their victory. Player availability a bit of a problem for Mayo at the moment. Looks like Keane, Higgins and Loftus got bad knocks today and will add to this. Maybe just as well we don't have another game next week. In the scheme of things today means nothing. Now to regroup see who is available for the first two games of the league and what we can get from those games.

Scorers - Roscommon: C Murtagh 0-4 (4fs), C Cregg 0-3, E Smith, N Collins, N Daly, F Cregg, S Kilbride, D Murtagh all 0-1 each

Mayo: C Loftus 0-5 (4fs), J Doherty 0-2 (2fs), M Ronaldson, K Ruttledge, J Gibbons all 0-1 each.

Roscommon: G Claffey; S McDermott, N Collins, R Stack; C Daly, N Daly, N McInerney; E Smith, I Kilbride; F Cregg, C Murtagh, R Daly; S Kilbride, C Cregg, D Murtagh. Subs: B Murtagh for N Daly (49), S Oates for D Murtagh (56), K Kilcline for F Cregg (56), G Patterson for Stack (58).

Mayo: R Hennelly; P O'Hora, K Keane, G Cafferkey; K Higgins, C Crowe, C Boyle; T Parsons, J Gibbons; J Doherty, M Ronaldson, D McHale; K Ruttledge, D Vaughan, C Loftus. Subs: L Keegan for Higgins inj (5), S McHale for Keane inj (18), D O'Connor for Ruttledge (44), S Nally for Boyle (50), B Harrison for O'Hora (52), B Reape for Loftus inj (56).

Referee: J Gilmartin (Sligo).

3,845 official attendance for today's game.

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The ref may as well have wore a Mayo jersey in the second half Bunker. At least three phanthom gimme frees were given to Mayo in the second half. You wouldn't have been in the game without him.

True, the crowd had began to get on his back by then and booed and hissed every decision that went against Mayo. Made little difference in the end. Roscommon always had Mayo at arms length.

Plenty of misplaced passes by us but a good performance overall. Defense looks like they have a clue now and that's a huge plus if it follows through to the league.

Duirmuid Murtagh and Senan looked a bit rusty in the first half but both stepped it up in the second half. Senan scored a beauty on his wrong side and popped up a perfect pass for a point not long after. Midfield did well considering we've no established midfielders left standing. Hopefully Cathal Shine isn't injured and was just rested today.

David Murray is highly rated in the county but by God does he have miles to go to be as good as Seanie. Some of his plays on the ball today were spectacular, he's electric. I can see him going down as one of the all-time great Ros players at this stage.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 17, 2016, 05:18:51 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Where is it on?

Local journo on twitter said it's likely in Pearse Stadium.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 05:29:21 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Where is it on?

Local journo on twitter said it's likely in Pearse Stadium.

Is the Tuam pitch fùcked then? Attendance will be way down on both sides if they drag it to Salthill on a bitter January Sunday. Better to do what we did today and give the home game up and play it in Kiltoom like last year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 17, 2016, 05:33:05 PM
Mayo 0.10  Ros 0.13 FT.Ros and Galway play next sunday in the final.
Where is it on?

Local journo on twitter said it's likely in Pearse Stadium.

Is the Tuam pitch fùcked then? Attendance will be way down on both sides if they drag it to Salthill on a bitter January Sunday. Better to do what we did today and give the home game up and play it in Kiltoom like last year.

Don't know what the story is there. He seems to think it'll be on in Pearse though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 17, 2016, 08:22:16 PM
Prenty won't be happy if it's in the wind tunnel.
Probably take a €15k hit if it is.
Well done today lads - any day we bate the Rhus is a good day.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 17, 2016, 09:18:59 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 17, 2016, 11:26:50 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 17, 2016, 11:35:18 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

No Keenan, Higgins, Cathal Shine, Donie Shine, Ward, Harney, Carty, Murray for us. All championship starters. D. Murtagh and Senan just back after injury lay-ups. Mayo were up against a team in a similar situation, it's hardly like we lined out with a full team so that can hardly be the reason for the loss. Rochford had an epic rambling monologue on Mid West after the game.. hopefully the Mayo panel give this man a chance before cutting him at the knees.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 17, 2016, 11:52:15 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

No Keenan, Higgins, Cathal Shine, Donie Shine, Ward, Harney, Carty, Murray for us. All championship starters. D. Murtagh and Senan just back after injury lay-ups. Mayo were up against a team in a similar situation, it's hardly like we lined out with a full team so that can hardly be the reason for the loss. Rochford had an epic rambling monologue on Mid West after the game.. hopefully the Mayo panel give this man a chance before cutting him at the knees.

What did he say that made you describe his interview as a rambling monologue(youre some buck for irony I tell ya)  ?  The dig you have at our players re the no confidence vote last year is just pathetic .

Ye have put down your marker now come and get us in the White Heat next July if your balls are big enough .  Jeez if Ye beat us in the league ,we might have to have the Connacht final in croker such will be the demand for tickets .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 17, 2016, 11:55:36 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

No Keenan, Higgins, Cathal Shine, Donie Shine, Ward, Harney, Carty, Murray for us. All championship starters. D. Murtagh and Senan just back after injury lay-ups. Mayo were up against a team in a similar situation, it's hardly like we lined out with a full team so that can hardly be the reason for the loss. Rochford had an epic rambling monologue on Mid West after the game.. hopefully the Mayo panel give this man a chance before cutting him at the knees.

Yeah Sy, was not belittling the Ros win. More giving a perspective of the Mayo squad out and discounting this result as a shock giving the players missing (on both sides from your post). Today was (sorta) Rochfords first test, given it was against a 'Real' team and was at home. From being at the Match there was a hunger for success in the stand which I assume Rochford felt. The reality is most of the lads out on the pitch today will be as much fans like the rest of us come the summer. The most important thing today was not the result, it was more getting a run out without getting injured.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 12:04:29 AM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

No Keenan, Higgins, Cathal Shine, Donie Shine, Ward, Harney, Carty, Murray for us. All championship starters. D. Murtagh and Senan just back after injury lay-ups. Mayo were up against a team in a similar situation, it's hardly like we lined out with a full team so that can hardly be the reason for the loss. Rochford had an epic rambling monologue on Mid West after the game.. hopefully the Mayo panel give this man a chance before cutting him at the knees.

Yeah Sy, was not belittling the Ros win. More giving a perspective of the Mayo squad out and discounting this result as a shock giving the players missing (on both sides from your post). Today was (sorta) Rochfords first test, given it was against a 'Real' team and was at home. From being at the Match there was a hunger for success in the stand which I assume Rochford felt. The reality is most of the lads out on the pitch today will be as much fans like the rest of us come the summer. The most important thing today was not the result, it was more getting a run out without getting injured.

Higgins got a bad knock to his knee, looked totally fecked trying to run it off. And Keane's shoulder went too. Both going for scans Rochford says. Wouldn't wish a serious injury on any player this early in the year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2016, 10:22:22 AM
It will be Tuam for the big final.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 18, 2016, 12:00:50 PM
With no O'Connor to buy soft frees, and O'Shea to horse into lads, Mayo are an average team
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 18, 2016, 12:09:27 PM
Mayo probably started with 7 of their best 15 how many did Roscommon?

Looking at Galway they've certainly experimented more than Mayo & Roscommon, surely Galway will send out more of the experienced players for next weeks game given the league opener will only be a week away.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: macdanger2 on January 18, 2016, 12:14:07 PM
Passed through Roscommon last night and it was like driving in broad daylight such were the amount of bonfires alight!!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shannoncider on January 18, 2016, 12:31:03 PM
Mayo probably started with 7 of their best 15 how many did Roscommon?

Looking at Galway they've certainly experimented more than Mayo & Roscommon, surely Galway will send out more of the experienced players for next weeks game given the league opener will only be a week away.

Team that played yesterday

G ClaffeyWont be near team
N McInerneyWont be starter but pushing first year on panel
N CollinsStarter
R StackWont be starter
S McDermottStarter
N DalyPossible Starter
C DalyStarter
E SmithStarter
I KilbrideWont be starter
Fintan CreggWont be starter
C MurtaghWont be starter
R DalyWont be starter
S KilbrideStarter
C CreggStarter
D MurtaghStarter

That would be my take on it 7 def starters and one possible
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 18, 2016, 12:49:40 PM
Mayo probably started with 7 of their best 15 how many did Roscommon?

Looking at Galway they've certainly experimented more than Mayo & Roscommon, surely Galway will send out more of the experienced players for next weeks game given the league opener will only be a week away.

Team that played yesterday

G ClaffeyWont be near team
N McInerneyWont be starter but pushing first year on panel
N CollinsStarter
R StackWont be starter
S McDermottStarter
N DalyPossible Starter
C DalyStarter
E SmithStarter
I KilbrideWont be starter
Fintan CreggWont be starter
C MurtaghWont be starter
R DalyWont be starter
S KilbrideStarter
C CreggStarter
D MurtaghStarter

That would be my take on it 7 def starters and one possible

Cheers
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 18, 2016, 02:03:17 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

Which Higgins are you referring to?
Also you cant really call Mikey Sweeney a first teamer. Nor Paddy Durcan.
Durcan thrown in at the deep end last year becasue of injuries. I doubt he would have played if Vaughan or Cunniffe weren't injured.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Jim_Murphy_74 on January 18, 2016, 02:18:37 PM
Passed through Roscommon last night and it was like driving in broad daylight such were the amount of bonfires alight!!

All dangerous untended bonfires too I'd wager.  Those that started were all gone home to book the CityWest for next September.

/Jim.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 02:20:28 PM
Mayo probably started with 7 of their best 15 how many did Roscommon?

Looking at Galway they've certainly experimented more than Mayo & Roscommon, surely Galway will send out more of the experienced players for next weeks game given the league opener will only be a week away.

Team that played yesterday

G ClaffeyWont be near team
N McInerneyWont be starter but pushing first year on panel
N CollinsStarter
R StackWont be starter
S McDermottStarter
N DalyPossible Starter
C DalyStarter
E SmithStarter
I KilbrideWont be starter
Fintan CreggWont be starter
C MurtaghWont be starter
R DalyWont be starter
S KilbrideStarter
C CreggStarter
D MurtaghStarter

That would be my take on it 7 def starters and one possible

Ciaran is our right-footed free-taker. Really has come on at senior. Probably one of the first names on the team sheet such is his work-rate.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2016, 02:33:45 PM
Passed through Roscommon last night and it was like driving in broad daylight such were the amount of bonfires alight!!

All dangerous untended bonfires too I'd wager.  Those that started were all gone home to book the CityWest for next September.

/Jim.

It will never come out as they will made a laughing stock but Evans did book city west for aif weekend as a positive thinking exercise last year . Only for Sligo and Fermanagh they probably would of made it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2016, 02:34:26 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

Which Higgins are you referring to?
Also you cant really call Mikey Sweeney a first teamer. Nor Paddy Durcan.
Durcan thrown in at the deep end last year becasue of injuries. I doubt he would have played if Vaughan or Cunniffe weren't injured.
Keith Higgins is the Higgins that I'm referring to! He only played 4 minutes yesterday. So in reality he did not really play yesterday. Unless you count 4 minutes at the beginning of a game important time to make an impact?

I agree with you on Mickey and Durcan, but in fairness they got game time last year and were not available yesterday.

Look my point was yesterday was not a shock. Two weakened teams played each other meaning there is no measure of how good or how bad each team is.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 02:52:01 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

Which Higgins are you referring to?
Also you cant really call Mikey Sweeney a first teamer. Nor Paddy Durcan.
Durcan thrown in at the deep end last year becasue of injuries. I doubt he would have played if Vaughan or Cunniffe weren't injured.
Keith Higgins is the Higgins that I'm referring to! He only played 4 minutes yesterday. So in reality he did not really play yesterday. Unless you count 4 minutes at the beginning of a game important time to make an impact?

I agree with you on Mickey and Durcan, but in fairness they got game time last year and were not available yesterday.

Look my point was yesterday was not a shock. Two weakened teams played each other meaning there is no measure of how good or how bad each team is.

Are there rumours Higgins has tore a cruciate?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 18, 2016, 02:57:44 PM

Keith Higgins is the Higgins that I'm referring to! He only played 4 minutes yesterday. So in reality he did not really play yesterday. Unless you count 4 minutes at the beginning of a game important time to make an impact?

I agree with you on Mickey and Durcan, but in fairness they got game time last year and were not available yesterday.

Look my point was yesterday was not a shock. Two weakened teams played each other meaning there is no measure of how good or how bad each team is.

I agree with you on that. No one knows what side is doing what in terms of training etc. and form that point of view I ain't bothered about this result at all. The real story will be payed out later in the year I assume.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2016, 03:00:49 PM
It was a day for big upsets.

Man U beat Lpool
Dublin knocked out by Longford as well.

So shock Ros win probably another part of it.

Longford beating Dublin an upset - Yes!
Man Utd Beating Liverpool - Not really!
Ros beating a Mayo side with 7 that played against Dublin last summer - No shock (really)! (no Barrett, Higgins, Cuniffe, Shamie, Barry Moran, Durcan, McLoughlin, Cillian, Andy Moran, Mickey Sweeney, Aido)

Which Higgins are you referring to?
Also you cant really call Mikey Sweeney a first teamer. Nor Paddy Durcan.
Durcan thrown in at the deep end last year becasue of injuries. I doubt he would have played if Vaughan or Cunniffe weren't injured.
Keith Higgins is the Higgins that I'm referring to! He only played 4 minutes yesterday. So in reality he did not really play yesterday. Unless you count 4 minutes at the beginning of a game important time to make an impact?

I agree with you on Mickey and Durcan, but in fairness they got game time last year and were not available yesterday.

Look my point was yesterday was not a shock. Two weakened teams played each other meaning there is no measure of how good or how bad each team is.

Are there rumours Higgins has tore a cruciate?

Nope , just you second guessing .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 18, 2016, 03:49:28 PM
Enough talk about the also rans.
Let's discuss the FINAL - GAILLIMH V ROS COMÁIN.
I'd say it's Galway's to lose.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 04:15:46 PM
Enough talk about thealso rfans.
Let's discuss the FINAL - GAILLIMH V ROS COMÁIN.
I'd say it's Galway's to lose.

Walsh was making intimations we'd been training away for ages on Mid-West, almost sounded like he was hinting at us breaking the training ban. As if Galway were sitting on their hands in November and December.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 18, 2016, 04:48:13 PM
With no O'Connor to buy soft frees, and O'Shea to horse into lads, Mayo are an average team

Agreed, also without Higgins, Leeroy and Parsons and the ones you named they are very average!

In fact with out Vaughan, Barry Moran, Sheamie and Diarmuid O'Connor and the ones you named and the ones i named they are no better than any other team.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shannoncider on January 18, 2016, 05:27:38 PM
Mayo probably started with 7 of their best 15 how many did Roscommon?

Looking at Galway they've certainly experimented more than Mayo & Roscommon, surely Galway will send out more of the experienced players for next weeks game given the league opener will only be a week away.

Team that played yesterday

G ClaffeyWont be near team
N McInerneyWont be starter but pushing first year on panel
N CollinsStarter
R StackWont be starter
S McDermottStarter
N DalyPossible Starter
C DalyStarter
E SmithStarter
I KilbrideWont be starter
Fintan CreggWont be starter
C MurtaghWont be starter
R DalyWont be starter
S KilbrideStarter
C CreggStarter
D MurtaghStarter

That would be my take on it 7 def starters and one possible

Ciaran is our right-footed free-taker. Really has come on at senior. Probably one of the first names on the team sheet such is his work-rate.

Ciaran is a quality forward no doubt about it and his development in last 12 months in senior player had been a joy to watch but poster asked how many of yesterday's team would be in our first 15 and in my eyes he wouldn't. He would be behind Harney, donie shine and smith will more than likely be moved to wing forward his best position come championship
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 18, 2016, 06:43:12 PM
What is the most likely midfield pairing for Roscommon come championship ? Higgins and ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 18, 2016, 07:07:59 PM
Cathal Shine and see who might be fit after that.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 07:11:12 PM
Cathal Shine and see who might be fit after that.

Fergal??
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 18, 2016, 07:12:21 PM
Christ we're shocking so far.  Don't know most of the team that played yesterday so I don't think we were going flat out for a win.

Need to wake up, can't street the league off with 3 losses on the trot like last year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 18, 2016, 07:23:53 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 18, 2016, 07:48:44 PM
Yesterday`s little win was a family occasion. Duriing the game we had the 3 Murtagh brothers, the 3 Daly brothers andthe 2 Kilbrides. For those who don`t know, Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers. Does anyone know why Cathal Shine dropped out yesterday?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Tubberman on January 18, 2016, 08:05:58 PM
Yesterday`s little win was a family occasion. Duriing the game we had the 3 Murtagh brothers, the 3 Daly brothers andthe 2 Kilbrides. For those who don`t know, Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers. Does anyone know why Cathal Shine dropped out yesterday?

He doesn't like playing without his big bro Donie
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 18, 2016, 08:24:15 PM
Yesterday`s little win was a family occasion. Duriing the game we had the 3 Murtagh brothers, the 3 Daly brothers andthe 2 Kilbrides. For those who don`t know, Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers. Does anyone know why Cathal Shine dropped out yesterday?

He doesn't like playing without his big bro Donie

..except they're not even related.

Cathal not the only one changed before throw-in. I think he had a niggle and is only combing back to fitness. Probably just rested. Needs to be right for the Monaghan game for us to have a chance.

Enda did very well in the middle yesterday but playing him that deep deprives us a bit of his pace. Mightn't have any option but to play him there if the midfield injuries don't clear up though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Tubberman on January 18, 2016, 11:04:21 PM
Yesterday`s little win was a family occasion. Duriing the game we had the 3 Murtagh brothers, the 3 Daly brothers andthe 2 Kilbrides. For those who don`t know, Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers. Does anyone know why Cathal Shine dropped out yesterday?

He doesn't like playing without his big bro Donie

..except they're not even related.

Cathal not the only one changed before throw-in. I think he had a niggle and is only combing back to fitness. Probably just rested. Needs to be right for the Monaghan game for us to have a chance.

Enda did very well in the middle yesterday but playing him that deep deprives us a bit of his pace. Mightn't have any option but to play him there if the midfield injuries don't clear up though.

I know that Syf, twas an attempt at humour.
The Mayo News reporting only 20 players able to train for Mayo, hope we can field a team agin the langers
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on January 18, 2016, 11:15:31 PM
Yesterday`s little win was a family occasion. Duriing the game we had the 3 Murtagh brothers, the 3 Daly brothers andthe 2 Kilbrides. For those who don`t know, Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers. Does anyone know why Cathal Shine dropped out yesterday?

He doesn't like playing without his big bro Donie

..except they're not even related.

Cathal not the only one changed before throw-in. I think he had a niggle and is only combing back to fitness. Probably just rested. Needs to be right for the Monaghan game for us to have a chance.

Enda did very well in the middle yesterday but playing him that deep deprives us a bit of his pace. Mightn't have any option but to play him there if the midfield injuries don't clear up though.

I know that Syf, twas an attempt at humour.
The Mayo News reporting only 20 players able to train for Mayo, hope we can field a team agin the langers

Jaaze, I'd better throw the boots in the boot in case  ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Ryano on January 19, 2016, 01:10:30 PM
Cathal and Fintan Cregg are not brothers.

Correct, Finbarr (sub yesterday) is Cathals younger brother not Fintan.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 19, 2016, 01:35:51 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 19, 2016, 01:57:07 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 19, 2016, 02:10:36 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.

Forgot about him , you optimistic for this year?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Keyser soze on January 19, 2016, 02:26:11 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Can i ask what's happened them, injuries?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 19, 2016, 02:33:21 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Can i ask what's happened them, injuries?
Both have gone to America.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 19, 2016, 02:33:33 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Can i ask what's happened them, injuries?

Lundy & Duane have gone to the States. Lundy didn't hit the heights that were expected of him last year, he did look like someone who would benefit from a break after his exploits with Corofin.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 19, 2016, 03:27:11 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Can i ask what's happened them, injuries?

Lundy & Duane have gone to the States. Lundy didn't hit the heights that were expected of him last year, he did look like someone who would benefit from a break after his exploits with Corofin.

I don't think Galway will benefit from his absence though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 19, 2016, 05:59:22 PM
In view of the all important league match against Monaghan the following Sunday, we`re likely to see more of our fringe players on Sunday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 19, 2016, 06:08:43 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.

Forgot about him , you optimistic for this year?

Can't say that I am to be honest. Fair few players missing for one reason or another. Maybe a few of them will return by the Summer but you're really depending on a lot of young players taking a leap forward for it to be a successful year. Players like O'Curraoin and Flynn in midfield and Walsh and Comer up front. Plus new youngsters to break through like Peter Cooke and Michael Daly. A lot would have to go right.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 19, 2016, 06:10:20 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

Can i ask what's happened them, injuries?

Lundy & Duane have gone to the States. Lundy didn't hit the heights that were expected of him last year, he did look like someone who would benefit from a break after his exploits with Corofin.

I don't think Galway will benefit from his absence though.

Well no as much as he was subdued last year it's easy to forgot he was very good in 2014. That version of Lundy would benefit any side.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mouview on January 19, 2016, 07:45:57 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.

Forgot about him , you optimistic for this year?

Can't say that I am to be honest. Fair few players missing for one reason or another. Maybe a few of them will return by the Summer but you're really depending on a lot of young players taking a leap forward for it to be a successful year. Players like O'Curraoin and Flynn in midfield and Walsh and Comer up front. Plus new youngsters to break through like Peter Cooke and Michael Daly. A lot would have to go right.

Very pessimistic for this year, think our deplorable lack of depth and real quality will become increasingly apparent as the year goes on. Staving off relegation may be the best we can aim for. Conroy and Flynn in particular have to push on and show they can be top line players, but I just have a feeling the latter has reached his limit, and Enda Tierney may be a better long term solution in midfield.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mano on January 20, 2016, 10:58:34 AM
Christ we're shocking so far.  Don't know most of the team that played yesterday so I don't think we were going flat out for a win.

Need to wake up, can't street the league off with 3 losses on the trot like last year.

David Kelly and Ross Donovan have quit the county panel. Marren is out for 3 months, Mark Brehony is also injured. Niall Murphy has scored the majority of our scores from midfield. We cannot afford to be without 4 of our top players including our top scorers. We will be lucky to avoid division 4 this year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 20, 2016, 11:32:14 AM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.

Forgot about him , you optimistic for this year?

Can't say that I am to be honest. Fair few players missing for one reason or another. Maybe a few of them will return by the Summer but you're really depending on a lot of young players taking a leap forward for it to be a successful year. Players like O'Curraoin and Flynn in midfield and Walsh and Comer up front. Plus new youngsters to break through like Peter Cooke and Michael Daly. A lot would have to go right.

I can see why but I do think there's a few reasons to be optimistic. I think of the 3 players who won't be around for the year only Lundy is a huge loss but he had no impact last year. We have plenty of younger players who were relatively new to County football and a few of them have plenty of scope for becoming physically bigger, I'd be disappointed if Flynn & O'Currain have not come back stronger over the winter. We've had 12 months under the manager so players will be more used to the way he wants to play.

Anyone remember what Kevin Walsh said after the Donegal game? From memory it was like he was suggesting he didn't want to get promoted from Div 2 last year. I suppose looking at it now if we had we'd have found it very difficult to stay in Div 1 and a relegation would have a huge backward step, last year we had 5 good performances in the league and then 2 very odd home defeats to Laois & Cavan when one win from one of those games would have seen us promoted.

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 20, 2016, 01:37:08 PM
Haven't been paying much attention to the FBD this year so had to dig up who started at the weekend for Galway and the team was

Brian O'Donoghue (Claregalway)
Cathal Silke (Corofin)
Declan Kyne (An Fháirche)
Liam Silke (Corofin)
Johnny Heaney (Killanin)
Thomas Comer (Williamstown)
Enda Tierney (Oughterard)
Paul Conroy (St James)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Sean O'Curraoin (Carna Caiseal)
Eddie Hoare (St Michael's)
Sean Denvir (Michael Breathnach)
Niall Walsh (Killanin)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Danny Cummins (Claregalway)

He's given plenty of lads a chance to be fair to him, given we've lost Lundy & Duane we need to find at least 4 new players who can make the next step up this year. I'd like to think we'll see improvements from Liam Silke, O'Currain, Flynn, Shane Walsh, Comer & Adrian Varley this year and surely Conroy will have a better year after a poor one last year.

I'd expect Tyrone to get promoted so that leaves one spot up for grabs; I suspect Galway, Armagh, Derry & Meath will all be pushing for promotion and I'm sure Cavan will too although I don't think they will whilst Fermanagh & Laois will be content to stay in the division. I was expecting promotion this year whilst we benefit from a settled side with a few new additions but given we've lost Lundy & Duane and the likes of Hanley, Bradshaw, O'Donnell, Sice, the Sweeney's & Shane Walsh haven't appeared in the FBD for a variety of reasons I'm not sure what to expect. Given a lot of the teams look to be on a similar level I suspect 10 points would certainly be enough to gain promotion whilst it may only take 9 like last year.

O'Griofa out for the year as well.

Forgot about him , you optimistic for this year?

Can't say that I am to be honest. Fair few players missing for one reason or another. Maybe a few of them will return by the Summer but you're really depending on a lot of young players taking a leap forward for it to be a successful year. Players like O'Curraoin and Flynn in midfield and Walsh and Comer up front. Plus new youngsters to break through like Peter Cooke and Michael Daly. A lot would have to go right.

I can see why but I do think there's a few reasons to be optimistic. I think of the 3 players who won't be around for the year only Lundy is a huge loss but he had no impact last year. We have plenty of younger players who were relatively new to County football and a few of them have plenty of scope for becoming physically bigger, I'd be disappointed if Flynn & O'Currain have not come back stronger over the winter. We've had 12 months under the manager so players will be more used to the way he wants to play.

Anyone remember what Kevin Walsh said after the Donegal game? From memory it was like he was suggesting he didn't want to get promoted from Div 2 last year. I suppose looking at it now if we had we'd have found it very difficult to stay in Div 1 and a relegation would have a huge backward step, last year we had 5 good performances in the league and then 2 very odd home defeats to Laois & Cavan when one win from one of those games would have seen us promoted.

If ye get relegated to D3 this year Walsh will look a right lemon. You go up when you can, not when the non-existent perfect moment comes along.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 20, 2016, 03:10:09 PM
2016 marks the 5th year since Galway were relegated from div one which is too long for a county of Galways size,history and tradition to be away from.

If a lesser county had the pick of two recent U21 All Ireland winning teams and had club side like Corofin they would be very optimistic. If Galway repeat last year's form of not gaining promotion and not reaching the All Ireland quarter final then I think it will be clear Kevin Walsh is not the right manager to take them forward.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 20, 2016, 05:29:52 PM
Christ we're shocking so far.  Don't know most of the team that played yesterday so I don't think we were going flat out for a win.

Need to wake up, can't street the league off with 3 losses on the trot like last year.

David Kelly and Ross Donovan have quit the county panel. Marren is out for 3 months, Mark Brehony is also injured. Niall Murphy has scored the majority of our scores from midfield. We cannot afford to be without 4 of our top players including our top scorers. We will be lucky to avoid division 4 this year.
Why did kelly and Donovan quit?  Is there unrest in the camp?
Staying up would be as much as we can expect with those players missing.
What's the story with coen?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Blowitupref on January 20, 2016, 05:51:12 PM
Christ we're shocking so far.  Don't know most of the team that played yesterday so I don't think we were going flat out for a win.

Need to wake up, can't street the league off with 3 losses on the trot like last year.

David Kelly and Ross Donovan have quit the county panel. Marren is out for 3 months, Mark Brehony is also injured. Niall Murphy has scored the majority of our scores from midfield. We cannot afford to be without 4 of our top players including our top scorers. We will be lucky to avoid division 4 this year.
Why did kelly and Donovan quit?  Is there unrest in the camp?
Staying up would be as much as we can expect with those players missing.
What's the story with coen?

A bit about Kelly,Donovan at the bottom of this article.

http://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/colm-cooper-set-for-kerry-return-to-training-ahead-of-dubs-game-34380443.html

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: galwayman on January 20, 2016, 05:54:21 PM
2016 marks the 5th year since Galway were relegated from div one which is too long for a county of Galways size,history and tradition to be away from.

If a lesser county had the pick of two recent U21 All Ireland winning teams and had club side like Corofin they would be very optimistic. If Galway repeat last year's form of not gaining promotion and not reaching the All Ireland quarter final then I think it will be clear Kevin Walsh is not the right manager to take them forward.
I would go to a lot of Galway football matches and though it pains me to say this I really just think that the talent is not there in the county at the moment. Now I know people can point to 2 recent All Ireland u21 wins in 2011 and 2013 and there are certainly some good players who have come from those teams,but they would form the basis of a successful senior team only if they were supplementing quality that was already there. In Galway that is not really the case.
The main players for the senior team now I suppose are players from those 2 u21 teams yet outside of Paul Conroy and Gary Sice the quality is not there in the more experienced players.
The reality is we have not improved since Mulholland walked but we don't have the talent to compete with the top 4 or 5 teams in the country right now.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Mano on January 21, 2016, 09:28:57 AM
More bad news the Sligo GAA panel. Johnny has been a great servant for Sligo GAA for the last 10/15. But your health and wellbeing comes before GAA and representing your county - its time to bow out at this stage.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/sligo-gaa-star-johnny-martyn-recovering-in-hospital-after-suspected-stroke-34383328.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/sligo-gaa-star-johnny-martyn-recovering-in-hospital-after-suspected-stroke-34383328.html)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 21, 2016, 02:26:08 PM
2016 marks the 5th year since Galway were relegated from div one which is too long for a county of Galways size,history and tradition to be away from.

If a lesser county had the pick of two recent U21 All Ireland winning teams and had club side like Corofin they would be very optimistic. If Galway repeat last year's form of not gaining promotion and not reaching the All Ireland quarter final then I think it will be clear Kevin Walsh is not the right manager to take them forward.
I would go to a lot of Galway football matches and though it pains me to say this I really just think that the talent is not there in the county at the moment. Now I know people can point to 2 recent All Ireland u21 wins in 2011 and 2013 and there are certainly some good players who have come from those teams,but they would form the basis of a successful senior team only if they were supplementing quality that was already there. In Galway that is not really the case.
The main players for the senior team now I suppose are players from those 2 u21 teams yet outside of Paul Conroy and Gary Sice the quality is not there in the more experienced players.
The reality is we have not improved since Mulholland walked but we don't have the talent to compete with the top 4 or 5 teams in the country right now.

In fairness I believe we made progress last year, physically we were more a match for Mayo last year and that continued with good results against Armagh & Derry; I doubt under Mulholland we'd have gone to Armagh and got a result. We didn't concede too many goals in the championship last year which had been a huge problem under Mulholland, it was only the last 10 minutes against Donegal where we were chasing the game when we were opened up. There was a certain naivety that was there under Mulholland which wasn't there last year. You're right that we're lacking a bit of experienced quality around the squad and even Conroy had a very poor year last year.

It could take years for Galway to realistically challenge and possibly this won't happen anyway with the budget Kevin Walsh has to work with.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: galwayman on January 21, 2016, 06:31:20 PM
I take your point on the win up in Armagh (I was there myself a good day to be a Galway football fan) in that we probably would not have won that under Mulholland.
Maybe so I'm not sure about that either.
But ultimately we were taken apart in the second half by a limited Donegal team.I mean we lost the game by 10 points.
The previous year we lost to the eventual AI champs in the quarter final by 7 points.
We didn't disimprove in 2015 but I'm really not sure we improved or made any real progress either.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: magpie seanie on January 21, 2016, 11:45:55 PM
More bad news the Sligo GAA panel. Johnny has been a great servant for Sligo GAA for the last 10/15. But your health and wellbeing comes before GAA and representing your county - its time to bow out at this stage.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/sligo-gaa-star-johnny-martyn-recovering-in-hospital-after-suspected-stroke-34383328.html (http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/sligo-gaa-star-johnny-martyn-recovering-in-hospital-after-suspected-stroke-34383328.html)


Fiercely dedicated and a super footballer. Please God he makes a full recovery and has a long and healthy life. Owes Sligo or St Marys nothing.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 21, 2016, 11:49:29 PM
Best wishes to him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 22, 2016, 10:29:51 AM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: sligoman2 on January 22, 2016, 12:49:17 PM
Best wishes to Johny
Hope he makes a full recovery.  Very brave man and an inspiration
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 22, 2016, 01:10:42 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 22, 2016, 03:24:05 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html
D2  teams are very underwhelming. I might put a tenner on galway
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 22, 2016, 03:41:34 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html
D2  teams are very underwhelming. I might put a tenner on galway
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 22, 2016, 03:45:17 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2016, 03:54:28 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: illdecide on January 22, 2016, 03:55:10 PM
Not to wind anyone up but i think Div 2 will be dominated by Ulster teams...Think Meath & Laois will struggle. Tyrone should win the Div and i think Derry can be right there with them. My predications on how they will finish are...

1) Tyrone
2) Derry
3) Armagh
4) Galway
5) Fermanagh
6) Cavan
7) Meath
8) Laois

I'm not over confident of where i placed Armagh as they well could finish bottom...lol. All will depend on Armagh's first 3 games as they're the ones they should be winning.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 22, 2016, 04:44:49 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2016, 04:56:29 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.

Looks no lighter than Jamie Clarke or Gooch. Shane Walsh or Varley are far removed from tanks too. Danny Cummins is a regular starter for Walsh. Much more likely it's a James Horan/Evan Regan situation where the manager just doesn't fancy the player. Don't know how anyone could look at Galway's panel and say they're better for the lack of Burke.

It's certainly not going to hurt our chances on Sunday or in Connacht to have him twiddling his thumbs for the next six months.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 22, 2016, 05:31:40 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.

Looks no lighter than Jamie Clarke or Gooch. Shane Walsh or Varley are far removed from tanks too. Danny Cummins is a regular starter for Walsh. Much more likely it's a James Horan/Evan Regan situation where the manager just doesn't fancy the player. Don't know how anyone could look at Galway's panel and say they're better for the lack of Burke.

It's certainly not going to hurt our chances on Sunday or in Connacht to have him twiddling his thumbs for the next six months.

You're comparing him to the Gooch and Jamie Clarke!! He's nowhere near as talented as either of them. I've not seen or heard anyone complain about his exclusion from the panel so its nothing like an Evan Regan situation. As for Danny Cummins he's very very quick and is considerably stronger than Burke. Burke isn't very quick either.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2016, 05:34:01 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.

Looks no lighter than Jamie Clarke or Gooch. Shane Walsh or Varley are far removed from tanks too. Danny Cummins is a regular starter for Walsh. Much more likely it's a James Horan/Evan Regan situation where the manager just doesn't fancy the player. Don't know how anyone could look at Galway's panel and say they're better for the lack of Burke.

It's certainly not going to hurt our chances on Sunday or in Connacht to have him twiddling his thumbs for the next six months.

You're comparing him to the Gooch and Jamie Clarke!! He's nowhere near as talented as either of them. I've not seen or heard anyone complain about his exclusion from the panel so its nothing like an Evan Regan situation. As for Danny Cummins he's very very quick and is considerably stronger than Burke. Burke isn't very quick either.

What exactly is incorrect about comparing the body types of Gooch and Clarke with Burke? Both probably significantly lighter than him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 22, 2016, 05:53:13 PM
Never mind all the blather..... Who's going to win the first biteen of silver in 2016?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 22, 2016, 05:58:11 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.

Looks no lighter than Jamie Clarke or Gooch. Shane Walsh or Varley are far removed from tanks too. Danny Cummins is a regular starter for Walsh. Much more likely it's a James Horan/Evan Regan situation where the manager just doesn't fancy the player. Don't know how anyone could look at Galway's panel and say they're better for the lack of Burke.

It's certainly not going to hurt our chances on Sunday or in Connacht to have him twiddling his thumbs for the next six months.

You're comparing him to the Gooch and Jamie Clarke!! He's nowhere near as talented as either of them. I've not seen or heard anyone complain about his exclusion from the panel so its nothing like an Evan Regan situation. As for Danny Cummins he's very very quick and is considerably stronger than Burke. Burke isn't very quick either.

What exactly is incorrect about comparing the body types of Gooch and Clarke with Burke? Both probably significantly lighter than him.

If Ian Burke had as much talent as either of them than it would be relevant but he doesn't, their both special talents whilst Ian Burke isn't.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 22, 2016, 06:17:46 PM
Ian Burke has played important roles in Galways 2013 U21 and Corofins 2015 All Ireland success and I think it's more than been a little light as to why he hasn't seen more game time with Galway seniors.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 22, 2016, 08:03:25 PM
The thing with Ian Burke is he's fairly small but not that quick either. Often small players can compensate for their lack of heft with speed. He hasn't got either really. He is however a very skillful player but I do wonder how he'd hold up to the rigours of intercounty defending. He's not someone who is going to win much if any 50/50 ball. You really have to work him into space. Corofin are great at doing that at club level as they often overwhelm teams but intercounty is a different kettle of fish. I still wouldn't mind him being given a chance during the league though.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Gael85 on January 22, 2016, 09:10:18 PM
Are any of the Farragher on Galway panel? Pity Ian Burke not involved. A class act anytime I seen him.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mouview on January 22, 2016, 09:56:19 PM
Update on some of our injury problems, promotion not looking likely at all.

http://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/walsh-voices-concern-over-tribesmens-rising-injury-list-34386407.html

Very little chance of promotion I'd say. Practically 8 or 9 first choice players from last year will miss most if not all of the league campaign. Staying up I'd say will be the bigger concern.

With their best days behind them I think it's time Galway start looking to replace Bradshaw,Hanley. Good news to have Shane Walsh back soon he is one of the best young footballers around when in top form.

..who'd only been starting in spot duty even before last year's tragedy. Ian Burke was to my eyes the most complete of the Walsh-Burke-Varley inside line at U21 yet he's no where to be seen under Walsh.

Apparently Ian Burke was told to go away and work on strength and conditioning, looking at the game against Castlebar there doesn't look to be much difference in him to 12 months ago. I've got no issues with him not been on the panel.

Looks no lighter than Jamie Clarke or Gooch. Shane Walsh or Varley are far removed from tanks too. Danny Cummins is a regular starter for Walsh. Much more likely it's a James Horan/Evan Regan situation where the manager just doesn't fancy the player. Don't know how anyone could look at Galway's panel and say they're better for the lack of Burke.

It's certainly not going to hurt our chances on Sunday or in Connacht to have him twiddling his thumbs for the next six months.

You're comparing him to the Gooch and Jamie Clarke!! He's nowhere near as talented as either of them. I've not seen or heard anyone complain about his exclusion from the panel so its nothing like an Evan Regan situation. As for Danny Cummins he's very very quick and is considerably stronger than Burke. Burke isn't very quick either.

But Burke can finish, (see club championship last year), whereas Cummins misses a sitter a game (see Cavan league game last year, blazed a shot over the bar just before half-time, we'd be in Div. I now if it went under). I'd have Burke all week long ahead of Cummins.

Bit of a red herring for Walsh to be complaining about injuries; bar Shane Walsh, all of the others are much of a muchness. Big Kev should really be brave and throw in as much youth as he can, Enda Tierney, Michael Daly, Eoin Finnerty etc. Can do no worse than the panel that's been there since pre-Mulholland and achieved nothing.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Duine Eile on January 22, 2016, 11:03:13 PM
Ian Burke isn't on the panel because he doesn't want to be from what I heard, he was in New York for Galways opener last year and left the panel shortly after.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 22, 2016, 11:09:29 PM
Ian Burke isn't on the panel because he doesn't want to be from what I heard, he was in New York for Galways opener last year and left the panel shortly after.

And I'm sure the reason he doesn't want to be has nothing to do with Kevin Walsh..
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 22, 2016, 11:16:09 PM
Mark, we will take young Burke off Ye no bother . I think he is classy
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Duine Eile on January 23, 2016, 12:37:21 AM
Ian was also dropped for a couple of Corofin championship matches this year, make of that what you like Syferus but the common denominator here is Burke himself.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2016, 01:16:11 AM
Ian was also dropped for a couple of Corofin championship matches this year, make of that what you like Syferus but the common denominator here is Burke himself.

Still one of there key forwards. What matches? Rested and dropped are two different things. But good work trying to bad mouth a young footballer. Walsh has a track record of alienating players. He's the common denominator and anyone looking at it honestly can see it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 23, 2016, 09:00:30 AM
I honestly don't see why you should comment on a situation you patently know nothing about?  In any case, your observations in relation to Burke are incorrect. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Duine Eile on January 23, 2016, 01:09:47 PM
Ian was also dropped for a couple of Corofin championship matches this year, make of that what you like Syferus but the common denominator here is Burke himself.

Still one of there key forwards. What matches? Rested and dropped are two different things. But good work trying to bad mouth a young footballer. Walsh has a track record of alienating players. He's the common denominator and anyone looking at it honestly can see it.

I'm not bad mouthing anyone Syferus, it's you that seems to be doing that with your comments about Kevin Walsh. As stated Ian Burke was given advice regards his training by the county management team (which includes a Corofin man by the way), he must not have wanted to make the commitment and walked away which is fair enough, there's more to life than football. And yes he was dropped for Corofin matches last year, the first day they played Tuam and another one I can't remember, again not bad mouthing him, just stating the facts that everyone this side of the county already knows. Good luck to him, it would be great to see him lining out in the maroon but he doesn't seem to want to which is his choice, he probably has more of a chance of winning something with Corofin anyway. Out of interest, who are these other players Kevin Walsh has alienated?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: maigheo on January 23, 2016, 01:28:31 PM
I honestly don't see why you should comment on a situation you patently know nothing about?  In any case, your observations in relation to Burke are incorrect.
If Syferus only posted on situations that he knew something about he would only be posting here about 2 or 3 times a year ;) ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2016, 01:29:02 PM
Ian was also dropped for a couple of Corofin championship matches this year, make of that what you like Syferus but the common denominator here is Burke himself.

Still one of there key forwards. What matches? Rested and dropped are two different things. But good work trying to bad mouth a young footballer. Walsh has a track record of alienating players. He's the common denominator and anyone looking at it honestly can see it.

I'm not bad mouthing anyone Syferus, it's you that seems to be doing that with your comments about Kevin Walsh. As stated Ian Burke was given advice regards his training by the county management team (which includes a Corofin man by the way), he must not have wanted to make the commitment and walked away which is fair enough, there's more to life than football. And yes he was dropped for Corofin matches last year, the first day they played Tuam and another one I can't remember, again not bad mouthing him, just stating the facts that everyone this side of the county already knows. Good luck to him, it would be great to see him lining out in the maroon but he doesn't seem to want to which is his choice, he probably has more of a chance of winning something with Corofin anyway. Out of interest, who are these other players Kevin Walsh has alienated?

O'Hara made sure the behind the scenes ructions with Walsh and his questionable training techniques were out in the open. If you're will to believe rumour in Galway you'd want to be willing to believe fact in Sligo. Burke isn't the first player to have a 'disagreement' with Walsh and something tells me he won't be the last.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 23, 2016, 02:01:03 PM
Any views on the title of the thread Syfín seeing as the Final is tomorrow and let the Herrings get on with playingwho they like.
Two depleted teams tomorrow so God knows what will happen.
If as seems likely we'll be well bet at midfield then Galway should put us down.
Nice to be going to good oul Tuam again.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 23, 2016, 02:21:31 PM
Any views on the title of the thread Syfín seeing as the Final is tomorrow and let the Herrings get on with playingwho they like.
Two depleted teams tomorrow so God knows what will happen.
If as seems likely we'll be well bet at midfield then Galway should put us down.
Nice to be going to good oul Tuam again.

Just hope Mc-FOD use it as a chance to get a right look at lads like Patterson, Featherston (key position) and some of the lads finally available now their colleges are out of the pre-season competitions like Andy Glennon and John Mac. Wouldn't be bothered if we win or lose as long as no player comes out of it with an injury.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: commonman on January 24, 2016, 12:51:44 AM
Any views on the title of the thread Syfín seeing as the Final is tomorrow and let the Herrings get on with playingwho they like.
Two depleted teams tomorrow so God knows what will happen.
If as seems likely we'll be well bet at midfield then Galway should put us down.
Nice to be going to good oul Tuam again.

Just hope Mc-FOD use it as a chance to get a right look at lads like Patterson, Featherston (key position) and some of the lads finally available now their colleges are out of the pre-season competitions like Andy Glennon and John Mac. Wouldn't be bothered if we win or lose as long as no player comes out of it with an injury.

andy glennon and john mc have already played for other teams in this competition so are not eligible to play for roscommon tomorrow
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 01:19:44 AM
Any views on the title of the thread Syfín seeing as the Final is tomorrow and let the Herrings get on with playingwho they like.
Two depleted teams tomorrow so God knows what will happen.
If as seems likely we'll be well bet at midfield then Galway should put us down.
Nice to be going to good oul Tuam again.

Just hope Mc-FOD use it as a chance to get a right look at lads like Patterson, Featherston (key position) and some of the lads finally available now their colleges are out of the pre-season competitions like Andy Glennon and John Mac. Wouldn't be bothered if we win or lose as long as no player comes out of it with an injury.

andy glennon and john mc have already played for other teams in this competition so are not eligible to play for roscommon tomorrow

Mighty. Such stupid rules for a pre-season tournament where colleges are mostly using players from the counties they're playing against. Hopefully they played in the Armagh game midweek. The AvB game that was planned fort this weekend would have been better for sorting the panel for the league.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 24, 2016, 11:08:05 AM
What are the exact rules anyway , it's slightly confusing that enda smith could play for Ross although I seen him play for DCU the week beforehand yet Evan Regan was supposedly not available for Mayo because he played for  UUJ , is there different rules per provincial council ?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 24, 2016, 12:08:09 PM
What are the exact rules anyway , it's slightly confusing that enda smith could play for Ross although I seen him play for DCU the week beforehand yet Evan Regan was supposedly not available for Mayo because he played for  UUJ , is there different rules per provincial council ?

I presume that both UUJ where playing the same weekend as Mayo and both were still in their relevant competitions. If UUJ were out of the McK Cup then Reagan Regan would be available. Colleges get priority. Although I have a memory of Mickey Harte using College players a few years ago!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 24, 2016, 12:21:53 PM
What are the exact rules anyway , it's slightly confusing that enda smith could play for Ross although I seen him play for DCU the week beforehand yet Evan Regan was supposedly not available for Mayo because he played for  UUJ , is there different rules per provincial council ?

I presume that both UUJ where playing the same weekend as Mayo and both were still in their relevant competitions. If UUJ were out of the McK Cup then Reagan Regan would be available. Colleges get priority. Although I have a memory of Mickey Harte using College players a few years ago!

That was my point buddy , uuj were out same as DCU were out by the time we were supposed to play Roscommon . Now I have learned since that Regan was unavailable through a minor injury but I read somewhere that he was cup tied through playing for uuj and wouldn't of been able to play for Mayo till the fbd final if we had of reached that far .

It's of no big significance anyway but I'm just to trying to establish are there different rules per province and how does that work when so many of the players would be playing for a collage from outside of the province there county is from.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 24, 2016, 12:49:32 PM
From Wiki

2007 Tyrone ineligibility dispute

Tyrone caused controversy in 2007 when they fielded four players who had already been selected by University teams. The official rule is that Universities have first choice on players, so in effect, they were fielding ineligible players. Tyrone manager, Mickey Harte, claimed it was the players' own decision to choose to play for the county team over their University. Tyrone were docked two points as a punishment, but this did not affect their progression into the semi-final stage.[6]
Although Tyrone won the final, beating Donegal by 2-09 to 0-05, Tyrone were stripped of their title for fielding the ineligible University players in the match. The players had not been listed on the official team sheet, which was another breach of the rules.[7] However, Tyrone's victory was reinstated upon appeal.[8]
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 24, 2016, 02:32:10 PM
HT in FBD final

Galway 2-5 Roscommon 0-6

Damien Comer with both Galway goals.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 24, 2016, 02:33:22 PM
Galway 2-05 Roscommon 0-06 at HT in Tuam. 
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 02:37:13 PM
The Tuam pitch has actual lines on it, which is more than could be said of McHale.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 24, 2016, 02:43:39 PM
11/8 for rossies to be relegated from div one , if they were to get beat in first game v Monaghan they would be installed at about 1/2 or 1/3 .
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on January 24, 2016, 02:55:20 PM
11/8 for rossies to be relegated from div one , if they were to get beat in first game v Monaghan they would be installed at about 1/2 or 1/3 .

Where are you getting odds on relegation?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 24, 2016, 02:59:00 PM
15 mins to go Galway 2-5 Roscommon 0-9
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 24, 2016, 03:14:04 PM
Galway having their customary 2nd half collapse. A specialty the last few years.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 24, 2016, 03:21:39 PM
FT

Galway 2-8 Roscommon 0-13
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 24, 2016, 03:24:34 PM
Poor start to the second half put Galway under a lot of pressure.  Good to come out the right side of a 1 point game.  Paul Conroy prob the Galway MOTM despite Comer's 2 goals.  Improvement needed for the Laois game.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 03:36:35 PM
Good workout. Came back against the wind in the second half after two terrible goals to start the match. Had a couple chances to equalise late but it wasn't to be. No major injuries which is the main thing.

Galway playing real foulball today, preparing for the Ulster League I assume?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 24, 2016, 03:41:31 PM
Opening 5 mins when 2-2 was scored won that game for Galway. Their first FBD title since 2009. Roscommon made 8 changes from the win over Mayo which would suggest they didn't take the FBD as serious as last year.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 24, 2016, 03:42:32 PM
Good workout. Came back against the wind in the second half after two terrible goals to start the match. Had a couple chances to equalise late but it wasn't to be. No major injuries which is the main thing.

Galway playing real foulball today, preparing for the Ulster League I assume?

Lol. No hiding place for Ye now from nxt Sunday on , put up or shut up once and for all.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 24, 2016, 05:23:20 PM
Nice to put the rossies back in their box
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: larryin89 on January 24, 2016, 05:25:07 PM
Opening 5 mins when 2-2 was scored won that game for Galway. Their first FBD title since 2009. Roscommon made 8 changes from the win over Mayo which would suggest they didn't take the FBD as serious as last year.

Who lined out for Ros?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 24, 2016, 06:09:35 PM
Ros starting 15 was.....G Claffey...R Stack T Fetherston N Collins....B Murtagh N Daly R Daly...
E Smith C Shine.... S Oates K Kilcline C Murtagh....C Connolly S Kilbride C Mc Hugh.


Among the subs used were S Mc Dermott, F Kelly and U Harney
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 06:12:22 PM
Ros starting 15 was.....G Claffey...R Stack T Fetherston N Collins....B Murtagh N Daly R Daly...
E Smith C Shine.... S Oates K Kilcline C Murtagh....C Connolly S Kilbride C Mc Hugh.


Among the subs used were S Mc Dermott, F Kelly and U Harney

Great to see Ultan back, made an impact when he came on. Mightn't have a full game in him yet but he's a big player for us now.

Of the starting team today only 6-7 will start next week depending on injuries.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 24, 2016, 07:20:50 PM
Lads, is it any wonder that players suffer burn out and injuries. Use Roscommon as just one example.

Last Sunday, they played Mayo..Last Thursday night, they played Armagh in a challenge match
and today they played Galway. That`s 3 games in a week, all on heavy pitches. No doubt, there was a training
session thrown in as well. Madness.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 24, 2016, 07:25:19 PM
Lads, is it any wonder that players suffer burn out and injuries. Use Roscommon as just one example.

Last Sunday, they played Mayo..Last Thursday night, they played Armagh in a challenge match
and today they played Galway. That`s 3 games in a week, all on heavy pitches. No doubt, there was a training
session thrown in as well. Madness.

Madness! In fairness I'd say the Armagh game was a tag Rugby session. And the FBD v Mayo was in 2nd gear at best. But still madness!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 24, 2016, 07:26:07 PM
Nice to put the rossies back in their box

Disappointing to see Seafoid so ungracious in victory.
I suppose we can expect more of the same if fate decides
that Galway beat Roscommon in the Connacht final, if they
both make it.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 07:32:02 PM
Lads, is it any wonder that players suffer burn out and injuries. Use Roscommon as just one example.

Last Sunday, they played Mayo..Last Thursday night, they played Armagh in a challenge match
and today they played Galway. That`s 3 games in a week, all on heavy pitches. No doubt, there was a training
session thrown in as well. Madness.

Madness! In fairness I'd say the Armagh game was a tag Rugby session. And the FBD v Mayo was in 2nd gear at best. But still madness!

Only a few starters would have played the regulation of both. Lads that'll start Sunday like Cregg weren't even togged. McStay was the one who wound down the training Brigids were doing when he felt they'd reached a good level of fitness. Lots of players with little game-time and only returning from injury.

McStay-FOD will have to cut ten off the panel for the league so this week was the final chance for many of the fringe lads to impress.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Rossfan on January 24, 2016, 08:36:31 PM

If as seems likely we'll be well bet at midfield then Galway should put us down
Right as usual unfortunately. However I didn't factor in such an awful opening by our goal man/FBD line.
Once Feathers ton settled into it he improved the latter situation. The Dalys still haven't a clue about defending  while 3 or 4 of the starters today likely won't be seen in a County jersey again.
A good second half held the herrins to 3 points against the wind.
We finished with  a better team than we started with.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 24, 2016, 09:19:47 PM
Do the winners get anything for winning the FBD. I know a couple of years ago I think there was a free holiday for the team but is something like that still happening?
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 24, 2016, 09:28:04 PM
Do the winners get anything for winning the FBD. I know a couple of years ago I think there was a free holiday for the team but is something like that still happening?

Used to play NY in October in an Away Final. Mayo had a meltdown about the cost of traveling over and it's been quietly shuffled aside since then. It wasn't a free holiday.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Shrewdness on January 24, 2016, 09:51:24 PM
It only became an issue for Mayo AFTER they lost the All Ireland final to Donegal. They
obviously expected Sam to be on that plane with them. They couldn`t stomach it after that.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 24, 2016, 10:04:10 PM
Nice to put the rossies back in their box

Disappointing to see Seafoid so ungracious in victory.
I suppose we can expect more of the same if fate decides
that Galway beat Roscommon in the Connacht final, if they
both make it.
I was just thinking it will be a very quiet post FBD week this year. I suppose Syfin is getting older as well. He does claim a lot of space on behalf of Ros. Hopefully both teams will give Connacht a good rattle this year
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: giveballaghback on January 24, 2016, 11:11:55 PM
Well seafoid ros are back in their box allright but its a division 1 box playing all the top teams, meanwhile Galway will be taking part in the Ulster fest in the box down under, have fun!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2016, 07:49:57 AM
Well seafoid ros are back in their box allright but its a division 1 box playing all the top teams, meanwhile Galway will be taking part in the Ulster fest in the box down under, have fun!
too high too far too soon
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: giveballaghback on January 25, 2016, 08:18:33 AM
Too jealous.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 25, 2016, 10:47:44 AM
Any of the Galway lads at the game?

Wynne, Kyne, Heaney & Tierney have all got plenty of game time the last month, have they done enough to warrant a start next week?

Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2016, 11:11:47 AM
Well seafoid ros are back in their box allright but its a division 1 box playing all the top teams, meanwhile Galway will be taking part in the Ulster fest in the box down under, have fun!
too high too far too soon
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Nihilist on January 25, 2016, 11:56:10 AM
Do the winners get anything for winning the FBD. I know a couple of years ago I think there was a free holiday for the team but is something like that still happening?

Used to play NY in October in an Away Final. Mayo had a meltdown about the cost of traveling over and it's been quietly shuffled aside since then. It wasn't a free holiday.

Rightly so too when you consider the panel at the end of the season and the lads who played in FBD but didn't make it. In total it would push the trip (including management and backroom) to about 60 personnel.
At a cost of probably €1000  per person (and I'm not counting partners) its easy to see why Mayo board baulked at it. Of course you have the complainers on this site giving out about Mayo having too much money etc. This was just another example of a team trying to live within very tight means. 

 
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on January 25, 2016, 01:49:05 PM
Any of the Galway lads at the game?

Wynne, Kyne, Heaney & Tierney have all got plenty of game time the last month, have they done enough to warrant a start next week?
Can be very difficult to judge new players this time of year with most games being played in heavy conditions and with the training regimes they are all going through, be that college and/or county.  All 4 above had their moments in the few games I have been to with Wynne and Heaney being particularly impressive.  Gary O'Donnell was very good yesterday also and hopefully he will carry on from last years form. 

Conroy has been good (better than last year) in all games so far and his fitness and work rate is impressive for this time of year - he needs a big year and he was way off his best in 2015.  Varley and Comer have had their moments through the FBD and both will be key players for us this year.  Great to see to see Walsh play a small part yesterday and hope he gets back to his undoubted potential. 

A good few key players will be absent for the first few league games but its a great opportunity for lads to put their hand up for the championship - would be great to get out of Div 2 but it will require a consistency of results that we have not seen for a long time - here's hoping!
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 25, 2016, 04:43:27 PM
Any of the Galway lads at the game?

Wynne, Kyne, Heaney & Tierney have all got plenty of game time the last month, have they done enough to warrant a start next week?
Can be very difficult to judge new players this time of year with most games being played in heavy conditions and with the training regimes they are all going through, be that college and/or county.  All 4 above had their moments in the few games I have been to with Wynne and Heaney being particularly impressive.  Gary O'Donnell was very good yesterday also and hopefully he will carry on from last years form. 

Conroy has been good (better than last year) in all games so far and his fitness and work rate is impressive for this time of year - he needs a big year and he was way off his best in 2015.  Varley and Comer have had their moments through the FBD and both will be key players for us this year.  Great to see to see Walsh play a small part yesterday and hope he gets back to his undoubted potential. 

A good few key players will be absent for the first few league games but its a great opportunity for lads to put their hand up for the championship - would be great to get out of Div 2 but it will require a consistency of results that we have not seen for a long time - here's hoping!

Thanks for that, I'd imagine the team that starts next weekend will be the most inexperienced team team in the division. It looks like 4 of the 6 backs will be making their debut next weekend. To have a chance of promotion we need to win at least one of our first 2 games which isn't going to be easy considering we play Tyrone in week 2.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 25, 2016, 06:04:54 PM
Time to close this thread up! Winning this is nice for the winter fans but means less when you are out on your arse come summer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: seafoid on January 25, 2016, 06:54:51 PM
Too jealous.
of Ros? Jealous ? More of a diol deirce tbh.  Would love to see ye doing well. Perhaps Ros will win the all Ireland before Mayo. That really would be something.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 25, 2016, 07:06:28 PM
Time to close this thread up! Winning this is nice for the winter fans but means less when you are out on your arse come summer.
Yesterday was Galways first senior trophy won be it championship,league or pre season for 7 years and they should be allowed to bask in the winter sunshine a little longer.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 25, 2016, 07:49:49 PM
Too jealous.
of Ros? Jealous ? More of a diol deirce tbh.  Would love to see ye doing well. Perhaps Ros will win the all Ireland before Mayo. That really would be something.

Whatever about Ros beating us to the post first, we'll definitely win before the fancy dans! I mean in times past when we were knocking on the AI door, our biggest test was against the Herrings. Them days are a memory! Galway seem to think just because we are getting close they are not far behind. But the truth is that could not be more fantasy. Galway are 8 years without a Connacht title. Drifting year in year out in midtable Division two and getting a game or two in the back door come championship. No leaders are emerging and football has changed. As glamerous as it seemed to win your AI's in 1998 and 2001 you had to endure some horrid All Ireland days between 1967 to 1997! So contrary to way the media portray ye, ye are not immune from suffering. And when you come good and get to AI Finals it does not always fall into place as in '71, '73 and '74. And we won't say anything about 83! Making the breakthrough is not easy.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on January 25, 2016, 08:04:41 PM
Just see there now, Roscommon match against Monaghen is moved to Kiltoom
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2016, 08:05:57 PM
Just see there now, Roscommon match against Monaghen is moved to Kiltoom

On the bank of Lough Ree. Might be the most picturesque county ground in Ireland. Will make some change for the Monaghan lads.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 25, 2016, 08:16:46 PM
Too jealous.
of Ros? Jealous ? More of a diol deirce tbh.  Would love to see ye doing well. Perhaps Ros will win the all Ireland before Mayo. That really would be something.

Whatever about Ros beating us to the post first, we'll definitely win before the fancy dans! I mean in times past when we were knocking on the AI door, our biggest test was against the Herrings. Them days are a memory! Galway seem to think just because we are getting close they are not far behind. But the truth is that could not be more fantasy. Galway are 8 years without a Connacht title. Drifting year in year out in midtable Division two and getting a game or two in the back door come championship. No leaders are emerging and football has changed. As glamerous as it seemed to win your AI's in 1998 and 2001 you had to endure some horrid All Ireland days between 1967 to 1997! So contrary to way the media portray ye, ye are not immune from suffering. And when you come good and get to AI Finals it does not always fall into place as in '71, '73 and '74. And we won't say anything about 83! Making the breakthrough is not easy.

True but when you win a few it's a lot easier to take losing a few.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mayo.mick on January 25, 2016, 08:21:11 PM
Just see there now, Roscommon match against Monaghen is moved to Kiltoom

On the bank of Lough Ree. Might be the most picturesque county ground in Ireland. Will make some change for the Monaghan lads.

I think our Innisturk island GAA club holds that accolade  ;D
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 25, 2016, 10:14:22 PM
Too jealous.
of Ros? Jealous ? More of a diol deirce tbh.  Would love to see ye doing well. Perhaps Ros will win the all Ireland before Mayo. That really would be something.

Whatever about Ros beating us to the post first, we'll definitely win before the fancy dans! I mean in times past when we were knocking on the AI door, our biggest test was against the Herrings. Them days are a memory! Galway seem to think just because we are getting close they are not far behind. But the truth is that could not be more fantasy. Galway are 8 years without a Connacht title. Drifting year in year out in midtable Division two and getting a game or two in the back door come championship. No leaders are emerging and football has changed. As glamerous as it seemed to win your AI's in 1998 and 2001 you had to endure some horrid All Ireland days between 1967 to 1997! So contrary to way the media portray ye, ye are not immune from suffering. And when you come good and get to AI Finals it does not always fall into place as in '71, '73 and '74. And we won't say anything about 83! Making the breakthrough is not easy.

Nothing beats someone on the wind up but is clearly wound up themselves.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: From the Bunker on January 25, 2016, 10:45:07 PM
Too jealous.
of Ros? Jealous ? More of a diol deirce tbh.  Would love to see ye doing well. Perhaps Ros will win the all Ireland before Mayo. That really would be something.

Whatever about Ros beating us to the post first, we'll definitely win before the fancy dans! I mean in times past when we were knocking on the AI door, our biggest test was against the Herrings. Them days are a memory! Galway seem to think just because we are getting close they are not far behind. But the truth is that could not be more fantasy. Galway are 8 years without a Connacht title. Drifting year in year out in midtable Division two and getting a game or two in the back door come championship. No leaders are emerging and football has changed. As glamerous as it seemed to win your AI's in 1998 and 2001 you had to endure some horrid All Ireland days between 1967 to 1997! So contrary to way the media portray ye, ye are not immune from suffering. And when you come good and get to AI Finals it does not always fall into place as in '71, '73 and '74. And we won't say anything about 83! Making the breakthrough is not easy.

Nothing beats someone on the wind up but is clearly wound up themselves.

Been long time since the Fancy dans have been on a wind up! ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: giveballaghback on January 25, 2016, 10:53:33 PM
You are hitting the nail on the head there from the bunker, the only thing worse than being broke is being broke and pretending your not, some of these Galway posters think they are Kerry.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Syferus on January 25, 2016, 10:55:19 PM
A noted lack of spice in the stands yesterday compared to McHale. Ros-Mayo just tends to be a more full-blooded affair for the crowd.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: mouview on January 26, 2016, 12:00:32 AM
You are hitting the nail on the head there from the bunker, the only thing worse than being broke is being broke and pretending your not, some of these Galway posters think they are Kerry.

But there are a few things worse than having 9 AIs - like 2 or 3 for example.

 ;) ;) ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 26, 2016, 12:04:46 AM
You are hitting the nail on the head there from the bunker, the only thing worse than being broke is being broke and pretending your not, some of these Galway posters think they are Kerry.

Not sure how you come to that conclusion reading the last few pages. If anything the few Galway posters here are pretty negative on the year ahead.

Just don't drag us into the Mayo/Roscommon border dispute. ;)
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 26, 2016, 12:03:57 PM
You are hitting the nail on the head there from the bunker, the only thing worse than being broke is being broke and pretending your not, some of these Galway posters think they are Kerry.

Not sure how you come to that conclusion reading the last few pages. If anything the few Galway posters here are pretty negative on the year ahead.

Just don't drag us into the Mayo/Roscommon border dispute. ;)

Its a very poor attempt at a wind up, don't think there's anyone on here who thinks we'll get promoted this nevermind anyone that thinks we're Kerry.
Title: Re: FBD League 2016
Post by: galwayman on January 26, 2016, 12:46:27 PM
You are hitting the nail on the head there from the bunker, the only thing worse than being broke is being broke and pretending your not, some of these Galway posters think they are Kerry.
Rubbish. We're very well aware of where we stand currently in the pecking order. More than aware.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 07, 2016, 08:20:16 AM
14 more Sundays to go lads!!!
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Rossfan on October 07, 2016, 12:11:11 PM
Ye'll probably have to hold it without us as we're unlikely to have a manager, panel or even a County Board at that stage.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Syferus on October 07, 2016, 02:43:35 PM
Ye'll probably have to hold it without us as we're unlikely to have a manager, panel or even a County Board at that stage.

Don't forget Westmeath trying to steal Clann and Brigids.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: sligoman2 on October 07, 2016, 03:36:25 PM
They should shake this up a bit.  We keep playing the same teams galway, Leitrim and GMIT.  Why not have a draw to see who goes into each side.
14 weeks- the suspense is killing me.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: iorras on October 10, 2016, 11:57:53 AM
62 pages on the FBD league???
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Rossfan on October 10, 2016, 12:37:49 PM
62 pages on the FBD league???
Over 4 years .
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 10, 2016, 12:48:46 PM
62 pages on the FBD league???
Over 4 years .
And mainly one county.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Rossfan on November 07, 2016, 06:25:21 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: oliverkelly on November 07, 2016, 08:52:38 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Ian Kilbride is gone overseas on duty for 6 months
Cathal Cregg will be back if he chooses but has requested a few months off to finish his PhD
Donie Shine was not invited down but has a hell of a lot going on outside of football and probably wouldn't have been able commit anyway.
David Keenan was supposedly dropped but talk he may be part of squad yet don't fully rule him out.
Sean Purcell was never good enough for county imo and has been dropped
Niall Daly was considering travelling next year and management told him if he wasn't fully committed for whole season don't bother coming down as they didn't want lads leaving panel mid season like his brothers last year. He opted out.
Neither of the other Dalys have been asked to rejoin panel as of yet. I personally would do what ever I could to get Conor committed.
There's a break down of each of them.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: larryin89 on November 07, 2016, 09:06:03 PM
So is that the majority of 06 minors off into the sunset without ever batin Mayo at senior championship ?
For the sake of old scores i must remind me aul roscommon buddy who pointed to Donnie Shine all those years ago and said " see that buck there seanneen hes going to be your worst nightmare in the years ahead"
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Syferus on November 07, 2016, 09:11:12 PM
Ronan is more important than Conor IMHO. Ronan's got an edge that so few of our defenders have, maybe only Collins and Murray are similar. Conor is an excellent front-foot footballer but we honestly have a bunch of players who can look great if they have the ball in hand and a bit of space, that's not where we're lacking. Both would be starters for me next year either way but I'm not holding my breath for both sides to make peace for the good of Roscommon football. McStay will be out on his arse if we tail off next year like we did this year so it may be in his best interests to make it work.

Niall was excellent this year but if he needs a break he should take it and come back the next season refreshed and better than ever. In the end this is an amateur game and a lad like Niall has been playing IC football nearly non-stop every summer for 12 or 13 seasons.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: twohands!!! on November 07, 2016, 09:12:33 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Is Carty not only around the 25 year old mark or what?

Does he have injury issues or what?
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: oliverkelly on November 07, 2016, 09:21:16 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Is Carty not only around the 25 year old mark or what?

Does he have injury issues or what?

27 was captain of the team in 2014 and 2015. A natural half back who was beginning to make a good full back. Injuries have destroyed him and he is nearly bone on bone at his knees now. Was only able train on off last year and physically is not able to play at that level anymore due to the damage he is doing to himself. A massive loss to Roscommon and especially when we lack defenders.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Syferus on November 07, 2016, 09:31:25 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Is Carty not only around the 25 year old mark or what?

Does he have injury issues or what?

27 was captain of the team in 2014 and 2015. A natural half back who was beginning to make a good full back. Injuries have destroyed him and he is nearly bone on bone at his knees now. Was only able train on off last year and physically is not able to play at that level anymore due to the damage he is doing to himself. A massive loss to Roscommon and especially when we lack defenders.

Probably the best all-round footballer of the 2006 minors. Like David Casey before him he kept going when nearly anyone else would have quit. Hopefully he can win a county title with Pearses in the years ahead.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: macdanger2 on November 07, 2016, 10:11:23 PM
What sort of season would be required for ye to consider that McStay has a good year next year? Staying a D1 and a QF? Or is his goose cooked before a ball is kicked.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Blowitupref on November 07, 2016, 10:15:23 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Is Carty not only around the 25 year old mark or what?

Does he have injury issues or what?

27 was captain of the team in 2014 and 2015. A natural half back who was beginning to make a good full back. Injuries have destroyed him and he is nearly bone on bone at his knees now. Was only able train on off last year and physically is not able to play at that level anymore due to the damage he is doing to himself. A massive loss to Roscommon and especially when we lack defenders.
Donie Shine would be only 27 aswell but another that had his senior county career ruined by injury. Roscommon won 3 of the last 5 U21 Connacht titles should have been 5 in a row so in theory there should be enough talent from those 5 U21 teams to build a competitive senior team in the next year or two.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: moysider on November 07, 2016, 10:18:19 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Is Carty not only around the 25 year old mark or what?

Does he have injury issues or what?

27 was captain of the team in 2014 and 2015. A natural half back who was beginning to make a good full back. Injuries have destroyed him and he is nearly bone on bone at his knees now. Was only able train on off last year and physically is not able to play at that level anymore due to the damage he is doing to himself. A massive loss to Roscommon and especially when we lack defenders.

Terrible to have that damage done so young or at any age. There is life after football and it's a such a shame that some footballers are so crocked by the time they quit they cant do anything else.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: Syferus on November 07, 2016, 10:28:58 PM
What sort of season would be required for ye to consider that McStay has a good year next year? Staying a D1 and a QF? Or is his goose cooked before a ball is kicked.

Being relegated and making a QF would be more than enough.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: oliverkelly on November 07, 2016, 10:49:18 PM
What sort of season would be required for ye to consider that McStay has a good year next year? Staying a D1 and a QF? Or is his goose cooked before a ball is kicked.

Being relegated and making a QF would be more than enough.

Agree, league not as important this year staying up has to be the aim but it all boils down to championship. We have been blessed again with the draw no disrespect to Leitrim or London but we have an easy ride into Connacht final and that means last 12. Need to win that and be competitive in a quarter final. I want see us going out to win games this year rather than the shite we done this year of trying stop teams and not playing to our strengths. With McStay as sole manager this year I expect we will play more attaching type of football and go and play to our strengths see how good we are then.
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: gammysolo on November 07, 2016, 10:51:13 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Ian Kilbride is gone overseas on duty for 6 months
Cathal Cregg will be back if he chooses but has requested a few months off to finish his PhD
Donie Shine was not invited down but has a hell of a lot going on outside of football and probably wouldn't have been able commit anyway.
David Keenan was supposedly dropped but talk he may be part of squad yet don't fully rule him out.
Sean Purcell was never good enough for county imo and has been dropped
Niall Daly was considering travelling next year and management told him if he wasn't fully committed for whole season don't bother coming down as they didn't want lads leaving panel mid season like his brothers last year. He opted out.
Neither of the other Dalys have been asked to rejoin panel as of yet. I personally would do what ever I could to get Conor committed.
There's a break down of each of them.



Conor Devanney and Fintan Cregg have left panel too. Neil Colllins is taken time out to concrete on his business so might not be available next year. We need to get Tom Corcoran, Ultan Harney, Cathal Compton and Diarmuid Murtagh fit and ready for next year
Title: Re: FBD League 2017
Post by: muppet on November 07, 2016, 11:14:27 PM
We could be without up to 10 of our 2016 players next year.
Claffey and Niall Carty have retired.
Donie Shine, Cathal Cregg, Ian Kilbride, David Keenan, Sean Purcell and the 3 Daly brothers are not available for a host of rumoured reasons.

Ian Kilbride is gone overseas on duty for 6 months
Cathal Cregg will be back if he chooses but has requested a few months off to finish his PhD
Donie Shine was not invited down but has a hell of a lot going on outside of football and probably wouldn't have been able commit anyway.
David Keenan was supposedly dropped but talk he may be part of squad yet don't fully rule him out.
Sean Purcell was never good enough for county imo and has been dropped
Niall Daly was considering travelling next year and management told him if he wasn't fully committed for whole season don't bother coming down as they didn't want lads leaving panel mid season like his brothers last year. He opted out.
Neither of the other Dalys have been asked to rejoin panel as of yet. I personally would do what ever I could to get Conor committed.
There's a break down of each of them.



Conor Devann