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Junior Ex Laoistalk

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2018 O'Byrne Cup
« on: November 16, 2017, 01:29:21 AM »
The 2018 O'Byrne Cup draw has been made with holders Dublin being grouped alongside Offaly and Wexford.
Dublin will have a bye in the opening round of the upcoming pre-season competition which will take place on Saturday, 30th December
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2018 O'Byrne Cup draw:

Group 1
Dublin
Offaly
Wexford

Group 2
Kildare
Louth
Longford

Group 3
Meath
Carlow
Wicklow

Group 4
Westmeath
Laois

Dates:
Dec 30, Jan 3, Jan 7.
 
Semi-finals
Jan 13/14.
 
Final
Jan 20/21.

Opening Fixtures:
Offaly v Wexford
Louth v Longford
Wicklow v Carlow
Westmeath v Laois

Format:
Round robin with first placed team advancing to semi-finals. Westmeath and Laois play each other home and away with aggregate score deciding who tops Group 4.


« Last Edit: November 16, 2017, 01:34:56 AM by Junior Ex Laoistalk »
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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2017, 09:49:57 AM »
How can it be a group when it has two teams?! We'd be as well off out of this f**king thing.

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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2017, 09:50:21 AM »
Strange....To only have two teams in one group?
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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2017, 01:16:33 PM »
Wouldn't worry about it too much, it's a competition that benefits injured players and gives players games instead of training only. What can be wrong with that ?
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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2017, 01:17:24 PM »
Wouldn't worry about it too much, it's a competition that benefits injured players and gives players games instead of training only. What can be wrong with that ?
They're running it arseways, thats whats wrong with it.

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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2017, 03:53:17 PM »
I know it's not ideal but, as I said, its games and that's what the players want.
I'm sure the new management team will be delighted to try out a few new players and ideas in a few competitive games.
Just out of curiosity, what way would you run it?
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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
I fancy us for this big time ;D

They probably should have gone with 2 groups of 4 and a group of 3. 11 is an awkward number to be fair.

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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 06:15:01 PM »
It’s probably the best competition to look at some of our new additions to the panel, realistically  it is scary to think of a senior team without our top scorer. Who can fill those shoes is the biggest question???

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Re: 2018 O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2017, 03:47:58 PM »
I fancy us for this big time ;D

They probably should have gone with 2 groups of 4 and a group of 3. 11 is an awkward number to be fair.

Simples ..Top from each group 2nd best place team in the group of 4 to go into the semis!
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