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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhpCjTJ_k&feature=youtu.be

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

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

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

Ireland in the 80s.  :-[

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2018, 05:04:22 PM »
I came across this over the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhpCjTJ_k&feature=youtu.be

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

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

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

Ireland in the 80s.  :-[
Ireland in the 80s wasn't that bad. Nobody had 700k mortgages when interest rates started to go up.
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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2018, 05:56:01 PM »
I came across this over the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhpCjTJ_k&feature=youtu.be

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

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

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

Ireland in the 80s.  :-[
At least there was a decent stand in Longford then. ;)

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2018, 06:01:58 PM »
I came across this over the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPVhpCjTJ_k&feature=youtu.be

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

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

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

Ireland in the 80s.  :-[
At least there was a decent stand in Longford then. ;)

LOL.

TBH I'd say stand in 1984 was falling down too but nobody passed a bit a heed back then

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 06:26:31 PM »
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It's a lump-a-thon on a dreadful pitch in a dreadful dank park with dreadful miserable looking people.
Not much has changed in Longford since... ;D
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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 06:46:54 PM »
Jaysus SS. you're harsh. I've just watched the first 5 minutes and the football isn't bad at all. Lovely foot passing. Poor shooting alright. But that first Longford score was lovely. A sideline, and a lay off one two and a great long range point.

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 06:58:28 PM »
Good man Laoislad! Would hate to see Laois in 198!

AZ - maybe I am too harsh - I'm a bit grumpy today.

What I am delighted in seeing again is the famous John 'Speedy' McCormack dummy that left manys a back flat on their holes.

There is a prime example about 10 mins in.

He was one of the best Longford ever produced.

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2018, 08:02:05 PM »
Good man Laoislad! Would hate to see Laois in 198!

AZ - maybe I am too harsh - I'm a bit grumpy today.

What I am delighted in seeing again is the famous John 'Speedy' McCormack dummy that left manys a back flat on their holes.

There is a prime example about 10 mins in.

He was one of the best Longford ever produced.

Dessie Barry. That man could turn on a sixpence.

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2018, 09:39:23 PM »
Good man Laoislad! Would hate to see Laois in 198!

AZ - maybe I am too harsh - I'm a bit grumpy today.

What I am delighted in seeing again is the famous John 'Speedy' McCormack dummy that left manys a back flat on their holes.

There is a prime example about 10 mins in.

He was one of the best Longford ever produced.
Did he win an all-star? 
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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2018, 09:50:47 PM »
Nah. No county gets an All Star without having some sort of a summer run.

Longford has never had an All Star  :-[

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #10 on: March 21, 2018, 10:00:59 AM »
Just watched the first 3 minutes and Johnny McCormack looks as good a forward as you'd see nowadays! Two fine points from play. Quick thinking and fine execution for the first. Genius skill and accuracy for the second. Take a bow Johnny!
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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #11 on: March 21, 2018, 10:22:58 AM »
Longford always had good players and is gaelic football mad. Just never had enough of them ot the one time.

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2018, 10:56:48 AM »
Just watched the first 3 minutes and Johnny McCormack looks as good a forward as you'd see nowadays! Two fine points from play. Quick thinking and fine execution for the first. Genius skill and accuracy for the second. Take a bow Johnny!

Seriously 'Speedy' McCormack was class. I know most people think of Dessie Barry from that era but, for my money, Speedy was just as good. There was a bit of a Matt Le Tissier about him, looked non-interested and lazy at times, but when he had the ball he could make goms of even the best opponent.

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 11:00:46 AM »
Just watched the first 3 minutes and Johnny McCormack looks as good a forward as you'd see nowadays! Two fine points from play. Quick thinking and fine execution for the first. Genius skill and accuracy for the second. Take a bow Johnny!

Seriously 'Speedy' McCormack was class. I know most people think of Dessie Barry from that era but, for my money, Speedy was just as good. There was a bit of a Matt Le Tissier about him, looked non-interested and lazy at times, but when he had the ball he could make goms of even the best opponent.
I remember in one commentary, Jimmy Magee referred to McCormack as 'Dead Eye Dick'. I'm not sure why though.

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Re: Longford v Kerry - National League QF 1984
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2018, 11:39:23 AM »
The best Longford team ever has to be the team of the mid 60s. I saw them play many times during that era and they were one of the classiest teams around, eventually surpassing even the great Galway team of that time.

I saw them play New York in Croke Park in 1966 in what has to be the filthiest display of thuggery (from New York) that was ever seen on a football field.
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