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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: May 24, 2022, 11:34:13 PM »
Can someone please explain the Junior Championship format? Are Teconnaught, Drumaness and Aghaderg/Glassdrumman straight into 1/4 Finals?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 01, 2022, 10:54:23 PM »
What is the rush to get back to 10 teams per division???
We currently have 43 teams in the county and if Ballykinlar return it will be 44.
Is there anything wrong with have 4 x 11 team divisions with the odd team getting a bye each week?
Forget about taking a break in July and play twice a week if required.

You canít go changing league structures every 5 minutes. The leagues were set to 10 teams a few years ago and the only reason we have this situation is due to Covid. As with everything in the world, completely out of the ordinary and may take something uncomfortable or extraordinary to resolve the issue. Never going to suit everyone.

It was just a question! Keep your hair on!  ::)
Seems like the Down leagues have been chopped and changed plenty over the years and now the idea of a Div 4a and 4b would appear to be a back handed attempt to shoehorn Premier Reserve teams into the ACFL.  >:(

And I was just replying to the question, which had 3 question marks suggesting bemusement! So now you have the context.

Any answer to the question asking if there is anything wrong with 4 divisions of 11 teams in 2023?
Does it really have to be something extraordinary and uncomfortable in order to get the 10 team divisions or would a phased return be best?

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 01, 2022, 08:35:36 PM »
What is the rush to get back to 10 teams per division???
We currently have 43 teams in the county and if Ballykinlar return it will be 44.
Is there anything wrong with have 4 x 11 team divisions with the odd team getting a bye each week?
Forget about taking a break in July and play twice a week if required.

You canít go changing league structures every 5 minutes. The leagues were set to 10 teams a few years ago and the only reason we have this situation is due to Covid. As with everything in the world, completely out of the ordinary and may take something uncomfortable or extraordinary to resolve the issue. Never going to suit everyone.

It was just a question! Keep your hair on!  ::)
Seems like the Down leagues have been chopped and changed plenty over the years and now the idea of a Div 4a and 4b would appear to be a back handed attempt to shoehorn Premier Reserve teams into the ACFL.  >:(

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: February 01, 2022, 07:20:33 PM »
What is the rush to get back to 10 teams per division???
We currently have 43 teams in the county and if Ballykinlar return it will be 44.
Is there anything wrong with have 4 x 11 team divisions with the odd team getting a bye each week?
Forget about taking a break in July and play twice a week if required.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 14, 2022, 07:03:58 PM »
With Preseason under way, what club teams do you think will take the next step this year?

Would there be many Teams back training? Too early surely?
Stepping up!
Longstone & Bredagh From 2 to 1
Ballymartin & Shamrocks 3 to 2
Drumaness & Dundrum 4 to 3

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: January 03, 2022, 01:18:12 PM »
Club Managers for 2022 Please update where missing

ACFL Division 1 (12 teams)
 
CPN Warrenpoint (SFC) - S Mullholland
Clonduff (SFC) - C McBride
Mayobridge (SFC) - S Poacher
Burren (SFC) - J McCorry
Carryduff (SFC) - F Moriarty
Cill Chua (SFC) - M Moran
Ballyholland (SFC) - R Murtagh
Bryansford (SFC) - C Deegan
Rostrevor (IFC) - B Coulter
Loughinisland (SFC) -K Duffin
RGU Downpatrick (SFC) - K Gracey
Castlewellan (SFC) - B Grant
 
ACFL Division 2 (10 teams)
 
Longstone (SFC) -
Glenn John Martins (SFC) - T Bagnall
An Riocht (SFC) - D Mussen
Darragh Cross (IFC) - DJ Kane / E Gormley
Bredagh (SFC) - B Mason
Sabhaill Naomh PŠdraig (SFC) C O'Toole
Annaclone (IFC) - J Haughey
St Johnís Drumnaquoile (IFC) - C Burns
Liatroim (IFC) - F Fitzsummins
Saval (IFC) - D Hughes
 
ACFL Division 3 (12 teams)
 
Newry Shamrocks (IFC) - M Rafferty
Ballymartin (IFC) - C Brannagan
Tullylish (IFC) - D Corbett
Drumgath (IFC) - J Lynch
Attical (IFC) -
Aughlisnafin (IFC) - J Morgan
St John Bosco (IFC) - M McVeigh
Clan na Banna (IFC) - P Feeny
Teconnaught (JFC) - H Greene
Bright (IFC) - F Toner
Dromara (JFC) -
St Pauls (IFC) -
 
ACFL Division 4 (9 teams)
 
Kilclief (JFC) -
Dundrum (JFC) - J Clarke
Ardglass (JFC) -
East Belfast (JFC) -
St Colmanís Drumaness (JFC) -
Glasdrumman (JFC) -
Aghaderg (JFC) -
St Michaels (JFC) -
Newry Mitchels (JFC) -

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 30, 2021, 02:08:33 PM »
Good Afternoon All.
Anyone hear from a reliable source or know when the Down Football Leagues are scheduled to start in 2022??

Looking at the NFL fixtures they end on 27th March so I would say Leagues would start the next week on 3rd April (Sunday). With a stacked league fixture in top divisions there'll be a need to get games played. Reserve Leagues possibly starting the beginning of March as per pre-covid years.

Of course this is all a theory and up to what restrictions are in place due to COVID.

Thanks MR. That sounds logical.

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: December 30, 2021, 01:32:24 PM »
Good Afternoon All.
Anyone hear from a reliable source or know when the Down Football Leagues are scheduled to start in 2022??

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Down / Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« on: November 28, 2021, 09:16:13 PM »

I had the correct call and my man from del monte is never far away.
How do we look on the club management front. Most teams are set up, has anyone a list of division 3 and 4 management teams.
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Div 3
Attical             - Chris Burden
Aughlisnfin      - Dolen Croskery
Ballymartin     - Ciaran Brannigan
Bosco             - Mickey McVeigh
Bright             - Francie Toner
Clan Na Banna - Paddy Feeney
Dromara         - Martin Walker
Drumgath       - Jackie Lynch
Shamrocks     - Marty Rafferty
St Pauls         - Paddy Hannigan
Teconnaght    - TBC
Tullylish       - Davy Corbett

Div 4
Aghaderg         - TBC
Ardglass          - Paul O'Shea
Drumaness      - TBC
Dundrum         - John Clarke
East Belfast     - TBC
Glasdrumman  - Glen Burden
Kilclief            - Paul Watterson
Mitchels          - TBC
St Michaels      - TBC     

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