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Saffrongael

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« Reply #17655 on: February 12, 2019, 09:56:00 AM »
When you arenít taking chances that tells you something about a players ability and in turn the quality of an overall team ?

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« Reply #17656 on: February 12, 2019, 04:28:23 PM »
Here's last year's Div 1 top 6 in order
1)Creggan
2)NG
3)Cargin
4)NEoin
5)LD
6)PG1

anyone think NEanna will break into this and at who's expense?

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« Reply #17657 on: February 13, 2019, 11:32:46 AM »
Here's last year's Div 1 top 6 in order
1)Creggan
2)NG
3)Cargin
4)NEoin
5)LD
6)PG1

anyone think NEanna will break into this and at who's expense?

Don't see it. Perhaps PG1 if their trajectory has been stunted somehow.  NEanna were very fit last year and came out of the blocks quickly, expect the same in the league this year but suspect they are way off a senior championship tilt.

ps love Bannside's Antrim optimism, got to give it to the guy, we're bottom of Div 4 and he can still see the bright side. Supporter of the year already!

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« Reply #17658 on: February 13, 2019, 12:07:14 PM »
Here's last year's Div 1 top 6 in order
1)Creggan
2)NG
3)Cargin
4)NEoin
5)LD
6)PG1

anyone think NEanna will break into this and at who's expense?

Don't see it. Perhaps PG1 if their trajectory has been stunted somehow.  NEanna were very fit last year and came out of the blocks quickly, expect the same in the league this year but suspect they are way off a senior championship tilt.

ps love Bannside's Antrim optimism, got to give it to the guy, we're bottom of Div 4 and he can still see the bright side. Supporter of the year already!

It's an odd one though isn't it. The bare minimum between two of the better teams and then a bit in it against Wexford who got turned over themselves by London (not as a disservice to London).

Think it's highlighting the inexperience of the squad at the minute. If we were looking at players on the team who would have 20/30+ senior matches under their belt etc?

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« Reply #17659 on: February 13, 2019, 05:02:01 PM »
I would expect St. Endas and St. Brigids to be well prepared for the start of the season, and probably get a few good results early, but I'd be surprised if either finish the season in the top 6. Aghagallon were unlucky to miss out last year and probably wont be far away again. Portglenone have a strong up and coming young team and I would expect them to make the top 6 again. On their day they could beat anyone but it seems they struggle for consistency. They were poor in the championship last year so will be interesting to see if they can kick on this year


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« Reply #17660 on: February 13, 2019, 07:01:14 PM »
If Portglenone Aghagallon and St Endas are going to fulfil the potrntial people talk of, well it's time to see tangible evidence of that in 2019. St Brigids possibly in the same boat, they made many admirers in the Creggan tournament and will be desperate not to yo yo down again. The three above first mentioned should each have a target of a top four finish, anything less would be seen as a poor year for them.

Confident that PG1 will indeed make the top four. Then again I'm the eternal optimist lol!

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« Reply #17661 on: February 14, 2019, 11:23:41 AM »
I see no-one is predicting anyone slipping out of top 6 !
From what I saw of NG last year their best players were all their oldest players and this can't go on forever. Don't think it will be this year but surely they will need to rebuild at some stage......

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« Reply #17662 on: February 18, 2019, 07:31:27 PM »
Is the u16 all county football championship a new thing or have I just missed it?

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« Reply #17663 on: February 18, 2019, 07:44:53 PM »
In other years U-16 SW winners played off against SA winners in an all county final ITG.

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« Reply #17664 on: February 18, 2019, 07:46:06 PM »
Yeah I thought it may have changed last year or two. Looking forward to seeing senior draw.

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« Reply #17665 on: February 18, 2019, 08:29:13 PM »
U16 is now working on an all county basis like minor and senior as far as i know.

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« Reply #17666 on: February 19, 2019, 10:08:59 AM »
Any word on league fixtures?

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« Reply #17667 on: February 19, 2019, 11:16:48 AM »
Dates for fixtures have been released to clubs but not actual match fixtures !