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Replying To keeper7:  "Fox still has to come back from injury, I presume. I actually thought the panel looked deeper than at any stage over the last couple of seasons.

I commented at the time that I thought Christie was a brilliant appointment. A win against Fermanagh this weekend could set us up for a good run in the league."
Think in terms of backs they are a few short. Moran from Killoe out long term with the shoulder i hear also.
I agree a win would be brilliant. Division 3 is very competitive this year. I feel its a must win - if they loose they have a massive game vs Westmeath at home then as i feel Cavan and Down are going to be difficult games to win.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 34 - 24/01/2023 14:04:54    2453961

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Replying To honda15:  "Think in terms of backs they are a few short. Moran from Killoe out long term with the shoulder i hear also.
I agree a win would be brilliant. Division 3 is very competitive this year. I feel its a must win - if they loose they have a massive game vs Westmeath at home then as i feel Cavan and Down are going to be difficult games to win."
Enda Macken from Colmcille played corner back about 2 years ago. Think he had a lot of injuries last year but when he came back he was fairly solid at full back for Colmcille. Is he not involved at all?

GAALONGFORD (Longford) - Posts: 12 - 24/01/2023 14:27:34    2453970

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Replying To GAALONGFORD:  "Enda Macken from Colmcille played corner back about 2 years ago. Think he had a lot of injuries last year but when he came back he was fairly solid at full back for Colmcille. Is he not involved at all?"
No not involved.
Longford have lost a few backs to retirement - Colm P Smyth and Donie McGelligot most notably.
Darren Quinn from Clonguish another player who was playing and doesnt seem to be involved anymore.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 34 - 24/01/2023 15:16:18    2453991

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Replying To honda15:  "No not involved.
Longford have lost a few backs to retirement - Colm P Smyth and Donie McGelligot most notably.
Darren Quinn from Clonguish another player who was playing and doesnt seem to be involved anymore."
Darren Quinn is another man who has been plagued by injuries his whole career. His hamstrings give him horrid trouble.

Oddball (Roscommon) - Posts: 819 - 24/01/2023 16:14:55    2454018

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Plenty of depth to the squad kealin mcgann and jack duggan to come back remember. In defence reynolds mimnagh and quinn can all go back their if needed but they play like extra forwards when their. Only worry is if something happens farrell full back we have no one as commanding for there, fox could do a job though more suited to corner

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 188 - 24/01/2023 18:39:20    2454054

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I see P. Fox is named to start against Fermanagh.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4054 - 27/01/2023 18:23:25    2454633

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Longford brought back down to earth I know its early but didnt think we would be as bad as that serious improvement needed or we could be hammered vs Westmeath.A lot players quiet today.Any sign when rian brady doherty and duggan will be back?

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 34 - 28/01/2023 15:32:05    2454753

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Surprised at that result especially the margin. Pre-season form v league action the difference seem today i suppose.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2991 - 28/01/2023 15:44:48    2454759

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Surprised at that result especially the margin. Pre-season form v league action the difference seem today i suppose."
Don't know why you would be surprised! Longford went very strong during all there OB cup games playing against near second string teams while longford maybe introduced 2 to 3 players at most to their starting lineup. Mickey Quinn is not a forward how many times does he have to be tried there, David McGivney is not a full forward he is not fit enough to play out the field either. Longford did not look fit today or last year in the National League, whoever is over the strength and conditioning needs to be a looked at. Fergal did ok alongside Darren Gallagher who is progressively on the slide at this level and having one good game every so often is a clear indication of it.

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 228 - 28/01/2023 16:24:36    2454764

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Replying To williesboy:  "Don't know why you would be surprised! Longford went very strong during all there OB cup games playing against near second string teams while longford maybe introduced 2 to 3 players at most to their starting lineup. Mickey Quinn is not a forward how many times does he have to be tried there, David McGivney is not a full forward he is not fit enough to play out the field either. Longford did not look fit today or last year in the National League, whoever is over the strength and conditioning needs to be a looked at. Fergal did ok alongside Darren Gallagher who is progressively on the slide at this level and having one good game every so often is a clear indication of it."
Dont need be fit much full forward leave Mc givney in he good free taken and physical .Ah come off it he was ok today one of brighter lighrs where would play Mcgivney leave him we dont much better in county

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 34 - 28/01/2023 17:17:51    2454772

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Replying To williesboy:  "Don't know why you would be surprised! Longford went very strong during all there OB cup games playing against near second string teams while longford maybe introduced 2 to 3 players at most to their starting lineup. Mickey Quinn is not a forward how many times does he have to be tried there, David McGivney is not a full forward he is not fit enough to play out the field either. Longford did not look fit today or last year in the National League, whoever is over the strength and conditioning needs to be a looked at. Fergal did ok alongside Darren Gallagher who is progressively on the slide at this level and having one good game every so often is a clear indication of it."
Joke Mc givney wasnt great but he was oje better performers with Mcgann and farrell today he not that fast but full forward suit he can catch ball and kick to leave him out in place of who we badly Duggan and brsdy in forwads would help but Mc Givney is good as most not fast but can caych and has presence. We havent much choice he has been one best players in the county for last 7 or 8 years

Gaaforlife2023 (Longford) - Posts: 34 - 28/01/2023 17:20:43    2454773

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Reality check that was as bad as ever. Lucky to be bet by what we were only for columbs save and it would of been lights out! Very disappointed with the more senior players taught they hid to be honest less experienced lads tried very hard. Young farrell from dromard done well when he came in. Big ask against westmeath but can be done

slasher9 (Longford) - Posts: 188 - 28/01/2023 18:08:56    2454782

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Yeah, reality is we could've been beaten by more as Quigley missed a number of frees & 45's in the 2nd half. Kicked one ball into Dessie (led to a point) in the whole match. As someone else said, Mickey Quinn isn't a forward. Only Íarla impressed in the defence. Fermanagh won almost every one of their own kickouts which gave them a platform to impose their game plan. We struggled with our kickouts so we never seemed to be able to do the same.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4054 - 29/01/2023 14:04:29    2454929

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Need to win those 3 home games against Offaly, Tipp and Antrim to stay up. Will struggle to get anything from Westmeath, Cavan or Down. It's a very competitive division this year. Hopefully lads come out of their shell as it goes on, but we have our work cut out.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 286 - 29/01/2023 16:54:15    2454995

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