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Re: Ulster JFC/IFC 2022
« Reply #15 on: October 04, 2022, 01:50:58 PM »
The change to the Cavan format was more to improve the standard of the Senior Championship. There were 16 teams in it at one stage with r
Question for Cavan people.

Intermediate teams left finished 3rd, 6th and 13th in Division 1.

Junior teams left finished 1st and 3rd and Division 2.

No Division 3 representation left.

Assuming league and Championship are separate but my question is has something been done structurally to allow Cavan teams to compete better in Ulster/All Ireland, as the clubs left all seems strong enough to play in the Championship above?

Nothing was done there is no link between league and Championship. 

Arva will probably win the Junior and got promoted to Division 1 this year. They had a bad couple of years with injuries and lads away and dropped down to junior and Division 3 but are back near full strength.

In the Intermediate Ballyhaise will play Castlerahan. Ballyhaise finished 3rd in Division 1 but had the luxury of having no county players which helped there cause. Castlerahan were relegated to intermediate last year and will be looking to go back up again.

The results/performances of Cavan teams in the Ulster club championships is not good have never won a Senior Ulster Club.
Would there be a competition in Cavan for actual junior clubs, the ones plodding about in Division 3?

By my reckoning a Division 3 league side has either won the Junior Championship or been in the final almost every year for the past decade or so. This year will be the exception as it's a couple of Division 2 sides. There happens to be 3 very strong sides there at the moment with a few others caught in the middle and a few well adrift of the rest but that's just the way it's worked out. Most years, it wouldn't be a big shock for any team (barring the 2/3 adrift) to make a Junior final.