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« Reply #36060 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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« Reply #36061 on: December 30, 2021, 01:47:30 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.

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« Reply #36062 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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« Reply #36063 on: December 30, 2021, 02:18:02 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.
   Down play Monaghan on April 30th in the SFC.

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« Reply #36064 on: December 30, 2021, 02:42:57 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.
   Down play Monaghan on April 30th in the SFC.

Will be a break for that weekend I would suspect though and a starred fixture - perhaps something like below (Best option I can think off, but open to others suggestions)

Round 1

1st-3rd April

Round 2

8th-10th April

Round 3 (Easter Monday Fixtures)

18th April

Round 4

22nd April (Starred Games)


Ulster Match vs Monaghan (30th April)

Round 5 - 6th May etc

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« Reply #36065 on: December 30, 2021, 07:26:15 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.
   Down play Monaghan on April 30th in the SFC.

Will be a break for that weekend I would suspect though and a starred fixture - perhaps something like below (Best option I can think off, but open to others suggestions)

Round 1

1st-3rd April

Round 2

8th-10th April

Round 3 (Easter Monday Fixtures)

18th April

Round 4

22nd April (Starred Games)


Ulster Match vs Monaghan (30th April)

Round 5 - 6th May etc

I think you will find split season means no county men available for clubs until your own county finished up

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« Reply #36066 on: December 30, 2021, 08:10:26 PM »
It will be up to James McCartan to release players this year no starred system in place.

The clubs wonít have any say unlike other years where county players played the first 5 or 6 games

Thatís now totally up to James

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« Reply #36067 on: December 30, 2021, 09:56:27 PM »
It will be up to James McCartan to release players this year no starred system in place.

The clubs wonít have any say unlike other years where county players played the first 5 or 6 games

Thatís now totally up to James
Thereíll be some row when the Managers hear that if true.

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« Reply #36068 on: December 30, 2021, 10:07:24 PM »
There will be a pre-season competition without county men like last year before the league starts after inter-county league.

Similar to last season.

Heard it from a prominent individual today in Nanaís in Castlewellan.

Recommended for a nice bite of traditional grub like your granny would make!

Nanaís that is. Not the prominent individual.

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« Reply #36069 on: December 30, 2021, 10:12:55 PM »
If true? Itís true
The split season has been passed

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« Reply #36070 on: December 30, 2021, 10:27:20 PM »
Any manager would be aware of this I would imagine.

Surely no time Corn an Duin if there are going to be 20 odd league games

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« Reply #36071 on: December 30, 2021, 10:51:07 PM »
There wonít be a pre season tournament.

Matches will be starred until Down complete their season. League playoffs will be implemented to cushion a lack of county player availability for circa half the league.

Things will kick off early April as soon as the clock springs forward.

I havenít actually met any county board officials while sipping coffee to glean this knowledge. Itís just that I remember this format worked perfectly well with 12-team leagues in late 1990s and early 2000s. The county board will remember this too. Looking for a ďbetterĒ solution is kind of pointless.

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« Reply #36072 on: December 31, 2021, 08:42:41 AM »
Not really sure what the county committee will do. Thought that corn an duin had its merits last year but was a bit lop sided in planning and execution. It would be good if the committee were planning now for next season, but in typical fashion it will be left until middle of march before anything is even talked about

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« Reply #36073 on: December 31, 2021, 08:49:18 AM »
What benefits did the corn an duin have as apposed to a full league campaign?

Wobblers totally correct

No point trying to find the best system next year to appease everyone

Full league to begin as normal hold a playoff match to decide who wins the league and who is relegated

Bottom teams goes down automatically

In a 22 league campaign the board donít really have much room or time to mess about

Clubs missing county players suck it up

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36074 on: December 31, 2021, 08:53:14 AM »
Not familiar with Divs 1&2.How many teams are there in 1 and 2 at the minute?