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Mourne Red

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36405 on: January 21, 2022, 12:10:40 AM »
4 teams to go down from Div1 this year. It'll be the most exciting season of club football we've had in years.

Can see Kilcoo taking the foot off the pedal in the 2022 league as they do most years. Burren and Clonduff will contest Div1 most likely. Surely has to the year where Clonduff make the step up to being a proper championship contender? They have some talent at their disposal, I think they're a force to be reckoned with in 2022. Question mark will remain over their menality just, bit like W'Point-never just seem to get over the final hurdle or two.

My prediction for division 1 will be:

Burren
Clonduff
Kilcoo
Mayobridge
Downpatrick
Warrenpoint
Carryduff
Ballyholland

Loughinisland
Bryansford
Castlewellan
Rostrevor

Burren or CPN for the league.. Castlewellan, Bryansford, Ballyholland Downpatrick for the drop

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« Reply #36406 on: January 21, 2022, 06:39:51 PM »
Not a young lad but Burren will have john mckernan back this year, devastating injury set him back for a long period. No doubt will be coming back with the fire in the belly ready to perform. Super talent
Heard alot of good things about John McKernan he could be the lad to stop kilcoos run of sucess and bring big frank ohare back to burren.
Must have a backbone then. Unusual.

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« Reply #36407 on: January 21, 2022, 06:44:01 PM »
Why are people responding to the newest members on here who are obviously on the windup, surely you can see they are talking crap?

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« Reply #36408 on: January 21, 2022, 08:16:24 PM »
Despite all the negativity Im looking forward to next weekend, hopefully Kilcoo make it too All Ireland final, and a good Down performance against Derry and maybe even sneak a win or a draw!
Team for Derry game;

Burns
Fegan
McElroy
McCartan
Guinness
Mc Parland
Mc Cormack
Doherty
Middleton
Mooney
Laverty (if available)
Connery
B O H
Havern
Gilmore




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« Reply #36409 on: January 22, 2022, 03:31:12 PM »
Despite all the negativity Im looking forward to next weekend, hopefully Kilcoo make it too All Ireland final, and a good Down performance against Derry and maybe even sneak a win or a draw!
Team for Derry game;

Burns
Fegan
McElroy
McCartan ??
Guinness
Mc Parland
Mc Cormack ??
Doherty
Middleton ??
Mooney
Laverty (if available)??
Connery ??
B O H
Havern ??
Gilmore??

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« Reply #36410 on: January 24, 2022, 10:20:26 AM »
Down had a brilliant training weekend in the carrickdale training on a local pitch.

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« Reply #36411 on: January 24, 2022, 11:18:36 AM »
A high-ranking county board bureaucrat has told me that there will be 4 relegated from 1 and 2 this year, what are your thoughts on that? I would think that 3 relegated is enough, they can relegate 3 the following year to get the 10 team league back. I just think that it will be unfair on teams with a large number of county players who could be missing for a lot of the league.

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« Reply #36412 on: January 24, 2022, 11:46:51 AM »
A high-ranking county board bureaucrat has told me that there will be 4 relegated from 1 and 2 this year, what are your thoughts on that? I would think that 3 relegated is enough, they can relegate 3 the following year to get the 10 team league back. I just think that it will be unfair on teams with a large number of county players who could be missing for a lot of the league.

We knew this from October that 4 were going down

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« Reply #36413 on: January 24, 2022, 11:53:16 AM »
Already done as 4 down next season.. Was the agreement for no relegation this year. League is going to be interesting


Was not agreed on , fake news

Dead on then Trump.. We will see next year 👌🏻 They restructured the divisions so 10 in each a couple of years ago.. They aren’t going back to 12 a league

Bumping this Up - Maybe get out of "East Down" you'll learn a thing or two Truth

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« Reply #36414 on: January 24, 2022, 12:14:06 PM »
Down had a brilliant training weekend in the carrickdale training on a local pitch.

Hurlers were in Tipp for a training weekend AFAIK..

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« Reply #36415 on: January 24, 2022, 01:07:56 PM »
Is there a list of the Down u17 panel for the year ahead?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36416 on: January 24, 2022, 02:04:53 PM »
A high-ranking county board bureaucrat has told me that there will be 4 relegated from 1 and 2 this year, what are your thoughts on that? I would think that 3 relegated is enough, they can relegate 3 the following year to get the 10 team league back. I just think that it will be unfair on teams with a large number of county players who could be missing for a lot of the league.
   The only Club that'll have large numbers on the County panel will be Kilcoo and they'll be in no danger of relegation.

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« Reply #36417 on: January 24, 2022, 02:19:27 PM »

'Large numbers' can be alot different for some teams. Downpatrick with 5/6 players on the senior panel as i count it. Surely this would be a huge hinderance to their chances of avoiding relegation. The likes of burren, point and kilcoo would probably have a big enough pick to still feild strong teams. Is Division 2 and 3 now only having 1 team to go up? The likes of Longstone and glenn would suffer as they lose 2/3 boys and unlikely to be able to push for promotion in a tight division.


Looking forward to saturdays match- whats the thoughts? Derry probably strong favourties going into the tie now with Slaughtneil beaten yesterday. What would be a respectable result? Win, close loss or draw?

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Re: Down Club Hurling & Football
« Reply #36418 on: January 24, 2022, 03:16:41 PM »
Carryduff and Clonduff have a lot on the panel

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« Reply #36419 on: January 24, 2022, 05:55:29 PM »
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) - E Morgan
Glenn John Martins (SFC) - T Bagnall
An Riocht (SFC) - D Mussen
Darragh Cross (IFC) - DJ Kane / E Gormley
Bredagh (SFC) - B Mason
Sabhaill Naomh Pádraig (SFC) C O'Toole
Annaclone (IFC) - J Haughey
St John’s 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) - C Burden
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) - M Walker
St Pauls (IFC) - P Hannigan
 
ACFL Division 4 (9 teams)
 
Kilclief (JFC)
Dundrum (JFC)
Ardglass (JFC)
East Belfast (JFC)
St Colman’s Drumaness (JFC)
Glasdrumman (JFC)
Aghaderg (JFC)
St Michaels (JFC)
Newry Mitchels (JFC)

Div 1 (12)
12 - 4R = 8 + 2P = 10 teams

Div 2 (10)
10 - 4R = 6 + 4P = 10 teams

Div 3 (12)
12 + 4R= 16 - 4P= 12 teams

Div 4 (9)
9 + 4R = 13 - 2P = 11 teams 

Option 1
Bottom 3 are straight down and 4/5 from bottom play off ? This will give teams that have players starred a chance to use those players to retain divisional status 
4 up from div 2&3 and 2 up from div 4

Option 2
Bottom 4 are straight down/ 4 up div 2/3 and 2 up div 4

Option 2 variant
Top 3 are up / Fourth in div 2/3 plays the winner from 4/5 play off in the div above for place in the division above ?
Top is up /Second in div 4 plays the winner from 4/5 play off

Is this a possible scenario this year ?
« Last Edit: January 24, 2022, 06:20:16 PM by Lecale Gael »
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