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Title: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on January 02, 2018, 09:17:32 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: tippabu on January 02, 2018, 09:24:39 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Well said....close thread!!

Dubs will always be vulnerable in the league due to their holiday at this time and development squad playing o byrne cup so they are behind everyone else in terms of preparation. Agree that kildare will struggle, how many of their players will be missing due to moorefield? Donegal will need big improvenment too
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Kuwabatake Sanjuro on January 02, 2018, 09:47:40 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Well said....close thread!!

Dubs will always be vulnerable in the league due to their holiday at this time and development squad playing o byrne cup so they are behind everyone else in terms of preparation. Agree that kildare will struggle, how many of their players will be missing due to moorefield? Donegal will need big improvenment too

No Moorefield players will be missed really, Mark Dempsey is on the panel but is only a year out of minor. Eanna O'Connor might get called back up again but he struggled in Division 3 two years ago. Aaron Masterson could get called up to the panel too but would be one for the future rather than now.

Our first game away to Dublin (we haven't had a home game against them in League or Championship in almost 23 years) is huge in that respect but even at 70% I can't see us beating them, we might take their 3rd team this year in the O'Byrne cup though. If we get a bit of luck and some confidence from these games could make a difference in the later rounds though.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Boycey on January 02, 2018, 09:58:01 PM
Monaghan must soon be due a trip back down through the ranks? We’re probably in better all round shape than in some previous years but in my opinion we’ve wasted a lot of energy by putting all our eggs in the ‘stay in div 1’ basket. A mid May Championship might change the focus this time..
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Beffs on January 02, 2018, 11:27:33 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Disagree that it's Dublin's to win comfortably. Last year showed how taking their hollier late, impacted their preparation for the league. They drew 3 games, that they were bloody lucky not to get bet in. Perhaps, other counties teams will see that now & will go after targeting the Dubs game for a win, when in previous campaigns they might have just thrown the towel in & presumed that a Dubs win was on the cards, even before a ball was thrown in.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 02, 2018, 11:31:26 PM
I'd say we should be odds on to go down. Good chance we won't have the Corofin players available at all and we have 6 first team players who will also miss the league campaign as they are all recovering from injuries. So we'll be missing 9/10 first team players give or take. Their places in the squad taken mainly by some of last year's U-21 team. A lot to expect young lads to hit the ground running in division 1. If they can sneak a few wins at home they might scrape by. Maybe.

Not sure we'll go all out to stay up either like Roscommon did a couple years ago. Mayo in May will still be the main focus I imagine.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: LooseCannon on January 02, 2018, 11:37:34 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Disagree that it's Dublin's to win comfortably. Last year showed how taking their hollier late, impacted their preparation for the league. They drew 3 games, that they were bloody lucky not to get bet in. Perhaps, other counties teams will see that now & will go after targeting the Dubs game for a win, when in previous campaigns they might have just thrown the towel in & presumed that a Dubs win was on the cards, even before a ball was thrown in.

Dublin aren’t back training yet though.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Captain Scarlet on January 02, 2018, 11:38:37 PM
Kerry to win it I reckon with Dublin in the Final. Holiday or not Dublin's younger lads will be baying to step up.

Donegal are getting lads back and it is a big year for both themselves and Tyrone. If they both go blooding lads, or trying new systems then they might be dragged down.
Monaghan have been kicking around with a small squad for a long time too and Galway could be erratic enough to be in the mix for the drop.
I am hopeful that Kildare will settle and that their core players will have learned a lot from last year. they are very young and I would worry for them most of all making the step up.

One thing in fairness the league isn't just the league as much anymore. Some cracking games last year in all the divisions. Croke Park Jan 27th...
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Beffs on January 02, 2018, 11:46:25 PM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Disagree that it's Dublin's to win comfortably. Last year showed how taking their hollier late, impacted their preparation for the league. They drew 3 games, that they were bloody lucky not to get bet in. Perhaps, other counties teams will see that now & will go after targeting the Dubs game for a win, when in previous campaigns they might have just thrown the towel in & presumed that a Dubs win was on the cards, even before a ball was thrown in.

Dublin aren’t back training yet though.

I know they're not. Not sure if I get your point.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: LooseCannon on January 03, 2018, 12:04:17 AM
If Division 2 can have a thread of its own then Division 1 should have one too.
Dublin to win comfortably, Jim Gavin was hurt losing it last year that is how he understood Mayo's pain. Kildare will struggle, everyone else will do well apart from the other relegated team.

Disagree that it's Dublin's to win comfortably. Last year showed how taking their hollier late, impacted their preparation for the league. They drew 3 games, that they were bloody lucky not to get bet in. Perhaps, other counties teams will see that now & will go after targeting the Dubs game for a win, when in previous campaigns they might have just thrown the towel in & presumed that a Dubs win was on the cards, even before a ball was thrown in.

Dublin aren’t back training yet though.

I know they're not. Not sure if I get your point.
Many other teams are. Dublin may be a bit rusty for the league.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 03, 2018, 12:20:25 AM
I'd say we should be odds on to go down. Good chance we won't have the Corofin players available at all and we have 6 first team players who will also miss the league campaign as they are all recovering from injuries. So we'll be missing 9/10 first team players give or take. Their places in the squad taken mainly by some of last year's U-21 team. A lot to expect young lads to hit the ground running in division 1. If they can sneak a few wins at home they might scrape by. Maybe.

Not sure we'll go all out to stay up either like Roscommon did a couple years ago. Mayo in May will still be the main focus I imagine.

Has taken Galway a long time to get back to Div one and it would be awful waste if their stay there is just one year.

A relegation battle between Monaghan,Donegal,Kildare and Galway i can imagine while the other four Tyrone,Kerry,Mayo and Dublin will battle it out for a league final place.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Duine Eile on January 03, 2018, 12:40:22 AM
I'd say we should be odds on to go down. Good chance we won't have the Corofin players available at all and we have 6 first team players who will also miss the league campaign as they are all recovering from injuries. So we'll be missing 9/10 first team players give or take. Their places in the squad taken mainly by some of last year's U-21 team. A lot to expect young lads to hit the ground running in division 1. If they can sneak a few wins at home they might scrape by. Maybe.

Not sure we'll go all out to stay up either like Roscommon did a couple years ago. Mayo in May will still be the main focus I imagine.

Has taken Galway a long time to get back to Div one and it would be awful waste if their stay there is just one year.

A relegation battle between Monaghan,Donegal,Kildare and Galway i can imagine while the other four Tyrone,Kerry,Mayo and Dublin will battle it out for a league final place.

It would be a disaster to go straight back down but unfortunately it looks more likely than not, especially if the team named for the first FBD is anything to go by, the Corofin lads are more than likely going to be gone until the end of February at least along with the injured, more experienced lads it could be a very difficult league campaign for Galway.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2018, 01:27:45 AM
I’d be surprised if Galway stayed up even if they went all out. Unless Monaghan change their approach they’re a nasty side to play early in the year. Dublin’s league to win as usual but two of Mayo, Galway and Kildare will probably be going down.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2018, 07:06:10 AM
Tyrone might get the drop.  They need a new model after last year. A lot of the players are not good enough . They won't win anything with the status quo.  Ulsters don't count.
It would be good to see Kildare staying up .
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2018, 07:22:51 AM
Odds

https://www.oddschecker.com/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/nfl-division-1/winner

G and KE   are most popular relegation choices at
25/1 and 33/1 to win.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 03, 2018, 09:47:51 AM
Good old Division 1 damned if you do damned if you don't. Ideal scenario for Kildare would be a 6th place finish including beating a stale Dublin first game up. The draw is kind with Monaghan and Tyrone at home after that Dublin away game, is it ever anywhere else, Kildare have also Mayo and Galway at home. So I predict we will stay up on 6 maybe 7 points. If O'Neill can keep Kildare up and discover 2 new defenders and another midfielder to compliment Feeley and Moolick it will be a very good league.

Kerry will win the league with Dublin missing out on the final, Tyrone will be runners-up.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2018, 11:53:26 AM
Tyrone and Donegal could be dark.horses for relegation.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Captain Scarlet on January 03, 2018, 12:26:12 PM
Dinny from looking at the current panel the defence is where O´Neill is giving a lot of new faces a chance. It´s a case of Feely with AN Other in the middle and I imagine he will try to get a team settled ASAP and build on. I honestly think Luke Flynn is a great addition as a bastardy type at the back. Kevin Flynn is another who has serious pace at half back.

Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...Depending on how Donegal settle and if they try any new systems- players it could make or break them.
Would any Donegal men be fearing the drop here?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: tippabu on January 03, 2018, 12:29:04 PM
Tyrone and Donegal could be dark.horses for relegation.

Tyrone would be but donegal Id fully expect to be in the mix for relegation. Monaghan have always seemed to throw their lot into the league recently and championship has suffered for it, they may also struggle. For me theres a Divide between top 4 and bottom 4 in division 1, Dubs, Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone battling to win it they other 4 fighting to stay up
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Dinny Breen on January 03, 2018, 01:25:42 PM
Dinny from looking at the current panel the defence is where O´Neill is giving a lot of new faces a chance. It´s a case of Feely with AN Other in the middle and I imagine he will try to get a team settled ASAP and build on. I honestly think Luke Flynn is a great addition as a bastardy type at the back. Kevin Flynn is another who has serious pace at half back.

Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...Depending on how Donegal settle and if they try any new systems- players it could make or break them.
Would any Donegal men be fearing the drop here?

Mikey Kelly has been Towers best player since the season they were relegated to Intermediate, has had to deal with a lot personally so I suspect he would have been in and committed before now otherwise. He's not slow, smart and is as hard as nails expect him to really challenge for corner back, Dempsey from Moorefield is highly rated too. I think we might have better defenders this year but if the system is not right and it never looks right we could be going down before we have even started.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: StephenC on January 03, 2018, 01:42:15 PM
Dinny from looking at the current panel the defence is where O´Neill is giving a lot of new faces a chance. It´s a case of Feely with AN Other in the middle and I imagine he will try to get a team settled ASAP and build on. I honestly think Luke Flynn is a great addition as a bastardy type at the back. Kevin Flynn is another who has serious pace at half back.

Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...Depending on how Donegal settle and if they try any new systems- players it could make or break them.
Would any Donegal men be fearing the drop here?

Will be surprised if we don't get relegated. Murphy, McGlynn and McGlynn out for the first 3 league games. Will be good experience for the younger lads but the drop is likely.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Syferus on January 03, 2018, 02:09:37 PM
Tyrone and Donegal could be dark.horses for relegation.

Tyrone would be but donegal Id fully expect to be in the mix for relegation. Monaghan have always seemed to throw their lot into the league recently and championship has suffered for it, they may also struggle. For me theres a Divide between top 4 and bottom 4 in division 1, Dubs, Mayo, Kerry, Tyrone battling to win it they other 4 fighting to stay up

Mayo are one of the most vulnerable teams in D1 and have been for many years now. League should not be judged by championship placings.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 03, 2018, 02:49:03 PM
Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...

The unavailability of some players and the injuries to others make it very difficult IMO. By my count I think we'll be missing the following players for most it not all the league campaign.

Bernard Power
Liam Silke
Gary Sice
Martin Farragher
Ian Burke
Gary O'Donnell
Fiontain O'Curraoin
Johnny Heaney
Danny Cummins
Michael Daly

Not ideal for a return to top flight football and that's before a ball has been kicked. I'm sure we'll lose a few more once the actual games start. Might do a Donegal from last year and the young players do just about enough in the early games to stay up but I'd be doubtful.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Duine Eile on January 03, 2018, 04:26:38 PM
Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...

The unavailability of some players and the injuries to others make it very difficult IMO. By my count I think we'll be missing the following players for most it not all the league campaign.

Bernard Power
Liam Silke
Gary Sice
Martin Farragher Michael Farragher
Ian Burke
Gary O'Donnell
Fiontain O'Curraoin
Johnny Heaney
Danny Cummins
Michael Daly

Not ideal for a return to top flight football and that's before a ball has been kicked. I'm sure we'll lose a few more once the actual games start. Might do a Donegal from last year and the young players do just about enough in the early games to stay up but I'd be doubtful.

Micheál Lundy, Ronan Steede also. I'd love to see Kieran Molloy get a couple of runs for the seniors to see how he'd get on. Dylan Wall is another from Corofin who was excellent and might get the call when the club finishes up.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 03, 2018, 05:10:41 PM
Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...

The unavailability of some players and the injuries to others make it very difficult IMO. By my count I think we'll be missing the following players for most it not all the league campaign.

Bernard Power
Liam Silke
Gary Sice
Martin Farragher Michael Farragher
Ian Burke
Gary O'Donnell
Fiontain O'Curraoin
Johnny Heaney
Danny Cummins
Michael Daly

Not ideal for a return to top flight football and that's before a ball has been kicked. I'm sure we'll lose a few more once the actual games start. Might do a Donegal from last year and the young players do just about enough in the early games to stay up but I'd be doubtful.

Micheál Lundy, Ronan Steede also. I'd love to see Kieran Molloy get a couple of runs for the seniors to see how he'd get on. Dylan Wall is another from Corofin who was excellent and might get the call when the club finishes up.

Would be an excellent achievement to stay up given the circumstances. Expectations are too high on Kelly at full back too. I'd like to see Brannigan given a chance in the half back line but probably unlikely to happen.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: From the Bunker on January 03, 2018, 05:43:26 PM
Mayo having been living on the edge in both League and Championship under Roachford! Expect that to continue under Roachford. So expect a 4 to six points total survival - if we survive.


Although we ran Dublin close in the AI Final, I don't expect anything more from this group in the Championship! They are in decline. Giving 115% in last year AI Final and still 2 points away from beating Dublin proved this! Don't get wrong they will beat nearly every county in the country still except Dublin! That is worth shag all at this stage! They might get another Connacht, but that will be about it!

Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: J70 on January 03, 2018, 05:54:32 PM
Dinny from looking at the current panel the defence is where O´Neill is giving a lot of new faces a chance. It´s a case of Feely with AN Other in the middle and I imagine he will try to get a team settled ASAP and build on. I honestly think Luke Flynn is a great addition as a bastardy type at the back. Kevin Flynn is another who has serious pace at half back.

Galway lads here don't seem to confident so that isn´t a bad sign for a lad who wants his team to stay up...Depending on how Donegal settle and if they try any new systems- players it could make or break them.
Would any Donegal men be fearing the drop here?

Not fearing it as such (as in I wouldn't lose too much sleep over it), but I reckon we're good bets to go down.

Some main men will be missing for the first three or four games - Murphy, Neil McGee, Paddy McGrath, Frank McGlynn. Leo McLoone is not back yet. The Kilcar men were late back to training, but I don't know if they're going to miss any league action. Think Jason McGee has been out too.

No harm to give all these young lads some more action though, while Brian Mullins' son will get a run out at midfield. And hopefully we'll get away from the all-out defensive tactics and try to play a bit more openly. Let the chips fall where they may. Its not like we're an All Ireland or even very serious Ulster contender this year anyway.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Captain Obvious on January 03, 2018, 06:18:05 PM
So the expectation among supporters is that Kildare,Galway,Mayo,Donegal,Monaghan will get relegated but only two can...
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Captain Scarlet on January 03, 2018, 07:38:27 PM
It makes us all look shocking cagey!
Donegal men saying they might drop, Galway men saying they haven't a hope and Kildare lads getting in early to say we don't fancy staying up!
Div 2 was mad last year and so tight. Once it's not a case of one or two teams tanking then there won't be many complaints. Kildare would be looking to build and any game we lose, at least not be lying down.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 03, 2018, 07:59:25 PM
It's a pity you can't short teams
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Fuzzman on January 05, 2018, 01:43:36 PM
I'll stick my neck out and be positive and say I think Tyrone could win the league this year.
I think we saw last year away to Kerry that they didn't really want to win it as there was no zip or fight in the last game of the season.

Looking at the fixtures this year we have a reasonably easy start away to Galway who seem to be missing half their team (by all accounts above) and then we've got the Dubs C team at home at the start of Feb which should be another BOO II (battle of Omagh) as we need to lay down a marker and the Dubs will be wary of getting injuries or suspensions.
Kildare and Monaghan away are next up with Mayo away probably our only hard game as we've Kerry at home on the last day of the year again to top the table.

It would be good to win a national title at this stage to give these lads a bit of belief that they are not just gonna plateau as a top 4 team and be happy with that.  I'd much rather win the league and lose our first round in Ulster than win nothing all year except another McKenna cup.

In a way big Sean going might help this team to wake up and start showing some leadership of their own.
Are any of the new lads worth watching?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2018, 01:54:42 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: J70 on January 05, 2018, 01:55:34 PM
I'll stick my neck out and be positive and say I think Tyrone could win the league this year.
I think we saw last year away to Kerry that they didn't really want to win it as there was no zip or fight in the last game of the season.

Looking at the fixtures this year we have a reasonably easy start away to Galway who seem to be missing half their team (by all accounts above) and then we've got the Dubs C team at home at the start of Feb which should be another BOO II (battle of Omagh) as we need to lay down a marker and the Dubs will be wary of getting injuries or suspensions.
Kildare and Monaghan away are next up with Mayo away probably our only hard game as we've Kerry at home on the last day of the year again to top the table.

It would be good to win a national title at this stage to give these lads a bit of belief that they are not just gonna plateau as a top 4 team and be happy with that.  I'd much rather win the league and lose our first round in Ulster than win nothing all year except another McKenna cup.

In a way big Sean going might help this team to wake up and start showing some leadership of their own.
Are any of the new lads worth watching?

I know you hammered us last season but we don’t feature in your calculations? :P
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: From the Bunker on January 05, 2018, 02:04:22 PM
I'll stick my neck out and be positive and say I think Tyrone could win the league this year.
I think we saw last year away to Kerry that they didn't really want to win it as there was no zip or fight in the last game of the season.

Looking at the fixtures this year we have a reasonably easy start away to Galway who seem to be missing half their team (by all accounts above) and then we've got the Dubs C team at home at the start of Feb which should be another BOO II (battle of Omagh) as we need to lay down a marker and the Dubs will be wary of getting injuries or suspensions.
Kildare and Monaghan away are next up with Mayo away probably our only hard game as we've Kerry at home on the last day of the year again to top the table.

It would be good to win a national title at this stage to give these lads a bit of belief that they are not just gonna plateau as a top 4 team and be happy with that.  I'd much rather win the league and lose our first round in Ulster than win nothing all year except another McKenna cup.

In a way big Sean going might help this team to wake up and start showing some leadership of their own.
Are any of the new lads worth watching?

Every county in Division One did not want to play Dublin in the League Final away in Croker last year! Kerry ended up in the final by default and had a go and caught the Dubs. Tyrone are still in no-where land.  If Dublin throw their hat at the league, I'd expect Kerry to land another title!
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 05, 2018, 02:06:41 PM
I'm expecting Galway to go down, far too many of the Corofin players missing and there's 5 lads out through injury leaves the panel looking very thin and then there's the goalie problem which doesn't seem any closer to been solved. Hoepfully we can find a few new players though, Sean Andy Kelly & Cooke both look ready to make the breakthrough.

I think Donegal will join Galway in been relegated although look at how conditioned Donegal were this time last year.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: galwayman on January 05, 2018, 02:48:53 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Power
Burke
O Curraoin
Heaney
O Donnell
Daly
Silke

That’s seven of the starting team from last year straight away.
The other Corofin lads like Sice and Lundy I don’t think will be starters anymore.
Though I reckon Kieran Molloy will see game time.
That’s a fair chunk of lads to be missing for your first division one campaign in a while.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2018, 04:06:45 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Power
Burke
O Curraoin
Heaney
O Donnell
Daly
Silke

That’s seven of the starting team from last year straight away.
The other Corofin lads like Sice and Lundy I don’t think will be starters anymore.
Though I reckon Kieran Molloy will see game time.
That’s a fair chunk of lads to be missing for your first division one campaign in a while.

FOC was dropped as a starter after he was flayed by Enda Smith in the CF.. it's very easy to get to half a team missing if every lad who started any old game is a considered a proper starter.

D1 is about application and work-rate more than anything else. If Galway have been training properly for it they can be competitive because the big teams treat it like a jolly up for the first few rounds. Tyrone aren't one of those teams so it's a bad draw getting them first, though.

My doubt is that Walsh isn't a good enough manager to get them right for a serious crack at it and will end up caught between two stools with the early summer meeting with Mayo also closing in.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 05, 2018, 04:20:38 PM
I'll stick my neck out and be positive and say I think Tyrone could win the league this year.
I think we saw last year away to Kerry that they didn't really want to win it as there was no zip or fight in the last game of the season.

Looking at the fixtures this year we have a reasonably easy start away to Galway who seem to be missing half their team (by all accounts above) and then we've got the Dubs C team at home at the start of Feb which should be another BOO II (battle of Omagh) as we need to lay down a marker and the Dubs will be wary of getting injuries or suspensions.
Kildare and Monaghan away are next up with Mayo away probably our only hard game as we've Kerry at home on the last day of the year again to top the table.

It would be good to win a national title at this stage to give these lads a bit of belief that they are not just gonna plateau as a top 4 team and be happy with that.  I'd much rather win the league and lose our first round in Ulster than win nothing all year except another McKenna cup.

In a way big Sean going might help this team to wake up and start showing some leadership of their own.
Are any of the new lads worth watching?

https://youtu.be/7OrLroFa0AI

But it might need more than tinkering around the edges
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: galwayman on January 05, 2018, 04:39:01 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Power
Burke
O Curraoin
Heaney
O Donnell
Daly
Silke

That’s seven of the starting team from last year straight away.
The other Corofin lads like Sice and Lundy I don’t think will be starters anymore.
Though I reckon Kieran Molloy will see game time.
That’s a fair chunk of lads to be missing for your first division one campaign in a while.

FOC was dropped as a starter after he was flayed by Enda Smith in the CF.. it's very easy to get to half a team missing if every lad who started any old game is a considered a proper starter.

D1 is about application and work-rate more than anything else. If Galway have been training properly for it they can be competitive because the big teams treat it like a jolly up for the first few rounds. Tyrone aren't one of those teams so it's a bad draw getting them first, though.

My doubt is that Walsh isn't a good enough manager to get them right for a serious crack at it and will end up caught between two stools with the early summer meeting with Mayo also closing in.
If you’re going to try and come across as an authority on the Galway football team and be as pedantic as usual you might as well get your facts straight.
FOC was injured for the game after the Connacht final last year not dropped.
Who’s to know whether he would have been picked or not but he was unavailable for that game is the fact of the matter.
The other 6 players I mentioned above all started that game - so I’m hardky naming lads that started “any aul game” as you so eloquently put it.
There are other lads injured/unavailable who I didn’t name at all there who would be considered squad players - but losses all the same as our squad depth wouldn’t be hectic.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Rossfan on January 05, 2018, 04:56:52 PM
Arrah Galayman d'ya not know Syfīn is from Wonderland where things mean whatever he says they mean?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Syferus on January 05, 2018, 05:17:02 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Power
Burke
O Curraoin
Heaney
O Donnell
Daly
Silke

That’s seven of the starting team from last year straight away.
The other Corofin lads like Sice and Lundy I don’t think will be starters anymore.
Though I reckon Kieran Molloy will see game time.
That’s a fair chunk of lads to be missing for your first division one campaign in a while.

FOC was dropped as a starter after he was flayed by Enda Smith in the CF.. it's very easy to get to half a team missing if every lad who started any old game is a considered a proper starter.

D1 is about application and work-rate more than anything else. If Galway have been training properly for it they can be competitive because the big teams treat it like a jolly up for the first few rounds. Tyrone aren't one of those teams so it's a bad draw getting them first, though.

My doubt is that Walsh isn't a good enough manager to get them right for a serious crack at it and will end up caught between two stools with the early summer meeting with Mayo also closing in.
If you’re going to try and come across as an authority on the Galway football team and be as pedantic as usual you might as well get your facts straight.
FOC was injured for the game after the Connacht final last year not dropped.
Who’s to know whether he would have been picked or not but he was unavailable for that game is the fact of the matter.
The other 6 players I mentioned above all started that game - so I’m hardky naming lads that started “any aul game” as you so eloquently put it.
There are other lads injured/unavailable who I didn’t name at all there who would be considered squad players - but losses all the same as our squad depth wouldn’t be hectic.

Don't bring your own biases into the discussion - I never said that. and if you want to say so please show me where I did.

Most teams can name a similar list of absentees to Galway's - I'd argue that in many of the positions the players you named there's a better young addition like Sean Andy or Cooke or another player of a similar quality such as Varley or Cummins so the difference is not going to be as clear cut as "half our team is missing!!" would appear at first glance.

It's a massive bugbear of mine that some supporters try to use it as a way to downplay what their team's standard for success should be. No county team isn't nursing between 5-10 injuries or absentees ever year.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: galwayman on January 05, 2018, 05:48:34 PM
First I’ve heard of Galway missing most of their team. Only a few of Corofin’s players are regular starters for them and they’re probably better off without a liability like Power in goal anyway.
Power
Burke
O Curraoin
Heaney
O Donnell
Daly
Silke

That’s seven of the starting team from last year straight away.
The other Corofin lads like Sice and Lundy I don’t think will be starters anymore.
Though I reckon Kieran Molloy will see game time.
That’s a fair chunk of lads to be missing for your first division one campaign in a while.

FOC was dropped as a starter after he was flayed by Enda Smith in the CF.. it's very easy to get to half a team missing if every lad who started any old game is a considered a proper starter.

D1 is about application and work-rate more than anything else. If Galway have been training properly for it they can be competitive because the big teams treat it like a jolly up for the first few rounds. Tyrone aren't one of those teams so it's a bad draw getting them first, though.

My doubt is that Walsh isn't a good enough manager to get them right for a serious crack at it and will end up caught between two stools with the early summer meeting with Mayo also closing in.
If you’re going to try and come across as an authority on the Galway football team and be as pedantic as usual you might as well get your facts straight.
FOC was injured for the game after the Connacht final last year not dropped.
Who’s to know whether he would have been picked or not but he was unavailable for that game is the fact of the matter.
The other 6 players I mentioned above all started that game - so I’m hardky naming lads that started “any aul game” as you so eloquently put it.
There are other lads injured/unavailable who I didn’t name at all there who would be considered squad players - but losses all the same as our squad depth wouldn’t be hectic.

Don't bring your own biases into the discussion - I never said that. and if you want to say so please show me where I did.

Most teams can name a similar list of absentees to Galway's - I'd argue that in many of the positions the players you named there's a better young addition like Sean Andy or Cooke or another player of a similar quality such as Varley or Cummins so the difference is not going to be as clear cut as "half our team is missing!!" would appear at first glance.

It's a massive bugbear of mine that some supporters try to use it as a way to downplay what their team's standard for success should be. No county team isn't nursing between 5-10 injuries or absentees ever year.
I never once said “half our team is missing”.
In response to other posts I merely listed the names of guys who could be considered first choice players that are/will be unavailable.
You’ll notice I didn’t include lads such as Cummins (who you mentioned in your post above) although he too is unavailable.
Look back through the thread - there is nobody phrasing it as “half our team is missing” except yourself.
I think pointing out that we will possibly struggle due to player absences in division one is a valid point to make in a thread about NFL Division 1!
There’s nobody making a drama out of it only yourself.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: ONeill on January 05, 2018, 09:34:56 PM
Will finish:
   
Dublin   
Kerry                     
Mayo   
Galway                  
Kildare
Tyrone                     
Monaghan                     
Donegal                  





Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: From the Bunker on January 13, 2018, 02:51:18 AM
Will finish:
   
Dublin   
Kerry                     
Mayo   
Galway                  
Kildare
Tyrone                     
Monaghan                     
Donegal

So after Dublin you rate the Provinces in the following order?

Munster
Connacht
Leinster
Ulster

Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: cornetto on January 14, 2018, 08:51:20 PM
Looking at the fixtures,as a galwayman I would realistically say we have a chance of 4pts and even that would be hard achieved.
Hope I am proven wrong

Division 1 Fixtures Sat 27.01.2018
Dublin v Kildare, Croke Park, 7.0

Sun 28.01.2018

Kerry v Donegal, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, 2.0
Monaghan v Mayo, Clones, 2.0
Galway v Tyrone, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 2.30

Sat 03.02.2018
Mayo v Kerry, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 7.0
Tyrone v Dublin, Omagh, 7.0

Sun 04.02.2018
Kildare v Monaghan, Newbridge, 2.0
Donegal v Galway, Letterkenny, 2.30

Sat 10.02.2018
Dublin v Donegal, Croke Park, 7.0

Sun 11.02.2018
Galway v Mayo, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 2.0
Kildare v Tyrone, Newbridge, 2.0
Monaghan v Kerry, Inniskeen, 2.0

Sat 24.02.2018
Mayo v Dublin, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 7.0
Monaghan v Tyrone, Castleblayney, 7.0

Sun 25.02.2018
Donegal v Kildare, Ballyshannon, 2.0
Kerry v Galway, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 2.30

Sat 03.03.2018
Dublin v Kerry, Croke Park, 7.0
Tyrone v Donegal, Healy Park, Omagh, 7.0

Sun 04.03.2018
Galway v Monaghan, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 12.30
Kildare v Mayo, Newbridge, 2.0

Sat 17.03.2018
Kerry v Kildare, Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 7.0

Sun 18.03.2018
Galway v Dublin, Pearse Stadium, Salthill, 2.0
Mayo v Tyrone, Elverys MacHale Park, Castlebar, 2.0
Monaghan v Donegal, Clones, 2.0

Sun 25.03.2018
Donegal v Mayo, Ballybofey, 3.0
Dublin v Monaghan, Croke Park, 3.0
Kildare v Galway, Newbridge, 3.0
Tyrone v Kerry, Healy Park, Omagh, 3.0

Sun 01.04.2018
Final:

Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on January 17, 2018, 07:20:30 PM
Live games on Eir Sports.

Saturday, January 27

5pm - Dublin v Offaly (H), eir sport 1
5pm - Cork v Tipperary (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Dublin v Kildare (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cork v Kilkenny (H), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 3

7pm - Mayo v Kerry (F), eir sport 1
7pm - Tyrone v Dublin (F)(DEFERRED), eir sport 2
7pm - Tipperary v Waterford (H), eir sport 2

Saturday, February 10

7pm - Dublin v Donegal (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cavan v Meath (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 17

7pm - Tipperary v Wexford (H), eir sport 2
7pm - Limerick v Dublin (H), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 24

7pm - Mayo v Dublin (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Monaghan v Tyrone (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, March 3

7pm - Dublin v Kerry (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Tyrone v Donegal (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, March 17

7pm - Kerry v Kildare (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cork v Clare (F), eir sport 1
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on January 17, 2018, 07:23:12 PM
I think Eir showed three games live last year simultaneously by using the HD channel so I think the Tyrone Dublin game will also be shown live as well.

Eir are brave expecting two games in Omagh to be playable on Saturday evenings this time of year.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: J70 on January 17, 2018, 08:59:30 PM
Live games on Eir Sports.

Saturday, January 27

5pm - Dublin v Offaly (H), eir sport 1
5pm - Cork v Tipperary (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Dublin v Kildare (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cork v Kilkenny (H), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 3

7pm - Mayo v Kerry (F), eir sport 1
7pm - Tyrone v Dublin (F)(DEFERRED), eir sport 2
7pm - Tipperary v Waterford (H), eir sport 2

Saturday, February 10

7pm - Dublin v Donegal (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cavan v Meath (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 17

7pm - Tipperary v Wexford (H), eir sport 2
7pm - Limerick v Dublin (H), eir sport 1

Saturday, February 24

7pm - Mayo v Dublin (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Monaghan v Tyrone (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, March 3

7pm - Dublin v Kerry (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Tyrone v Donegal (F), eir sport 1

Saturday, March 17

7pm - Kerry v Kildare (F), eir sport 2
7pm - Cork v Clare (F), eir sport 1

Think they need more Dublin games.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 18, 2018, 12:31:09 PM
Galway v Tyrone has been moved to Tuam.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Fuzzman on January 18, 2018, 02:10:51 PM
Yeah a right pain in the ass for a group of us coming from Dublin.
Besides getting a Bus Eireann but are there any other ways to get there
Do they have special buses laid on from Galway city?

Might hire a wee cheap car between 5 of us
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: mouview on January 18, 2018, 02:23:54 PM
Yeah a right pain in the ass for a group of us coming from Dublin.
Besides getting a Bus Eireann but are there any other ways to get there
Do they have special buses laid on from Galway city?

Might hire a wee cheap car between 5 of us

Tuam quite handy from Dublin now by road as you have the 2 motorways (much handier than driving through Galway city out to Pearse stadium in Salthill). None of you own a car between you?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Fuzzman on January 18, 2018, 02:24:49 PM
We all do but not much good when youre down on the Sat night on the lash
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on January 18, 2018, 06:49:21 PM
Galway v Tyrone has been moved to Tuam.

I know Omagh is susceptible to flooding at any sight of rain but from what I have seen of televised Corofin games, Tuam seems like an absolute death trap. There is a high concrete wall just a few feet away from the sideline that you'd worry will kill someone if they're milled over the line someday, the pitch looks like a field where the ball can't bounce and the grass is never cut.



Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Blowitupref on January 18, 2018, 07:05:42 PM
Galway v Tyrone has been moved to Tuam.
And the Hurling match Galway v Antrim stays in Pearse Stadium, clearly the decision has been made that no pitch in Galway can take a double header this time of year but the hurlers have got the better playing surface.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 18, 2018, 07:33:07 PM
Galway v Tyrone has been moved to Tuam.
And the Hurling match Galway v Antrim stays in Pearse Stadium, clearly the decision has been made that no pitch in Galway can take a double header this time of year but the hurlers have got the better playing surface.

Has barely stopped raining in Galway since Christmas. It's been extremely wet even for the west. Can understand why they made the decision but I had hoped to see both games.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: seafoid on January 18, 2018, 08:29:19 PM
2 years ago Tyrone won by 2. They got promoted and were full of beans but the Dubs cut them down last year. It will be interesting to see how it goes this year.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: galwayman on January 19, 2018, 08:54:36 AM
Galway v Tyrone has been moved to Tuam.
And the Hurling match Galway v Antrim stays in Pearse Stadium, clearly the decision has been made that no pitch in Galway can take a double header this time of year but the hurlers have got the better playing surface.
The surface in Pearse isn't better than the surface in Tuam in wet weather though.
The Tuam pitch handles rain better than Pearse does.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Fuzzman on January 19, 2018, 10:03:11 AM
I'm sure it sounds arrogant but I would expect Tyrone to win this handy enough.
I'd really like to see us go all out this year to win the league as these younger players, especially now with no senior AI medals in the team (or does McCarron have 2) need to start showing that they can eat at the top table and not just be happy to say they're a top 4 team.

Lets face it Dublin and Kerry dont really rate winning the league as a big deal any more but like to get to the final stages for match practice. I'd like to see Mickey Harte realise how much it would boost this team's confidence and belief in themselves is they really went for the league and not be so lethargic as in other years.

I expect them to be eating loads of beans next weekend. Does the team stay down on the Sat night? I wonder where?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 19, 2018, 11:50:23 AM
I'm sure it sounds arrogant but I would expect Tyrone to win this handy enough.
I'd really like to see us go all out this year to win the league as these younger players, especially now with no senior AI medals in the team (or does McCarron have 2) need to start showing that they can eat at the top table and not just be happy to say they're a top 4 team.

Lets face it Dublin and Kerry dont really rate winning the league as a big deal any more but like to get to the final stages for match practice. I'd like to see Mickey Harte realise how much it would boost this team's confidence and belief in themselves is they really went for the league and not be so lethargic as in other years.

I expect them to be eating loads of beans next weekend. Does the team stay down on the Sat night? I wonder where?


Will Tyrone be missing many players?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on January 19, 2018, 12:26:45 PM
I'm sure it sounds arrogant but I would expect Tyrone to win this handy enough.
I'd really like to see us go all out this year to win the league as these younger players, especially now with no senior AI medals in the team (or does McCarron have 2) need to start showing that they can eat at the top table and not just be happy to say they're a top 4 team.

Lets face it Dublin and Kerry dont really rate winning the league as a big deal any more but like to get to the final stages for match practice. I'd like to see Mickey Harte realise how much it would boost this team's confidence and belief in themselves is they really went for the league and not be so lethargic as in other years.

I expect them to be eating loads of beans next weekend. Does the team stay down on the Sat night? I wonder where?


Will Tyrone be missing many players?

Possibly the Moy duo of Colm Cavanagh and Harry Loughran but I'd say we'll be at full strength otherwise.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 19, 2018, 12:41:17 PM
I'm sure it sounds arrogant but I would expect Tyrone to win this handy enough.
I'd really like to see us go all out this year to win the league as these younger players, especially now with no senior AI medals in the team (or does McCarron have 2) need to start showing that they can eat at the top table and not just be happy to say they're a top 4 team.

Lets face it Dublin and Kerry dont really rate winning the league as a big deal any more but like to get to the final stages for match practice. I'd like to see Mickey Harte realise how much it would boost this team's confidence and belief in themselves is they really went for the league and not be so lethargic as in other years.

I expect them to be eating loads of beans next weekend. Does the team stay down on the Sat night? I wonder where?


Will Tyrone be missing many players?

Possibly the Moy duo of Colm Cavanagh and Harry Loughran but I'd say we'll be at full strength otherwise.

Thats good going for this time year unfortunately no such luck for Galway who are missing Power, Silke, Farragher, O'Donnell, O'Currain, Armstrong, Lundy, Daly, Cummins & Burke.  You could add Molloy to that list as I'd have expected him to see plenty of game time . Thats 10/11 players missing out of a Galways best 21/22 players. Looking at it positively it gives someone else a chance but its hard to see anything other than a Tyrone win.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 20, 2018, 12:18:22 AM
TG4 coverage for the early rounds

Sunday 28 January

12:40pm   GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live match:  Clare v Tipperary, Live from Cusack Park, Ennis  (Allianz Hurling League, Round 1)  2pm throw-in

Deferred match:  Kerry v Donegal from Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney


Sunday 4 February

1:30pm  GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live: Wexford v Cork, Live from Innovate Wexford Park

Deferred: Donegal v Galway from Letterkenny

Deferred: Kilkenny v Clare from Nowlan Park


Saturday 10 February

1:30pm   GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live coverage from the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

Na Piarsaigh v Slaughtneil from Parnell Park (2pm throw-in)

Cuala v Liam Mellows from Semple Stadium (4pm throw-in)

 
Sunday 11 February

11:50am   GAA Beo coverage begins

Live:   Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 – Galway v Mayo, Live from Pearse Stadium (12pm throw-in)

Live:   Galway v Mayo, Allianz Football League, Round 3, Live from Pearse Stadium   (2pm throw-in)

Deferred:  Monaghan v Kerry from Iniskeen

Deferred:  Kildare v Tyrone from Newbridge

 

 



 

 



 

 
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Avondhu star on January 20, 2018, 12:44:18 AM
TG4 coverage for the early rounds

Sunday 28 January

12:40pm   GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live match:  Clare v Tipperary, Live from Cusack Park, Ennis  (Allianz Hurling League, Round 1)  2pm throw-in

Deferred match:  Kerry v Donegal from Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney


Sunday 4 February

1:30pm  GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live: Wexford v Cork, Live from Innovate Wexford Park

Deferred: Donegal v Galway from Letterkenny

Deferred: Kilkenny v Clare from Nowlan Park


Saturday 10 February

1:30pm   GAA Beo Coverage begins

Live coverage from the AIB All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi-Finals

Na Piarsaigh v Slaughtneil from Parnell Park (2pm throw-in)

Cuala v Liam Mellows from Semple Stadium (4pm throw-in)

 
Sunday 11 February

11:50am   GAA Beo coverage begins

Live:   Lidl Ladies National Football League Division 1 – Galway v Mayo, Live from Pearse Stadium (12pm throw-in)

Live:   Galway v Mayo, Allianz Football League, Round 3, Live from Pearse Stadium   (2pm throw-in)

Deferred:  Monaghan v Kerry from Iniskeen

Deferred:  Kildare v Tyrone from Newbridge
A lot of good fixtures there. Hopefully no weather disruptions. It would be nice if players being interviewed after could make an effort to speak their native language
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: twohands!!! on January 20, 2018, 03:47:31 PM

A lot of good fixtures there. Hopefully no weather disruptions. It would be nice if players being interviewed after could make an effort to speak their native language

Native language generally refers to the language someone has been exposed to from birth. For the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland, this is English.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: larryin89 on January 21, 2018, 06:53:01 PM
Is there no bus eireann bus to clones?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Mayo Border on January 21, 2018, 11:24:41 PM
Is there no bus eireann bus to clones?
Google it Larry
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: larryin89 on January 22, 2018, 05:24:48 AM
Cheers will do
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Farrandeelin on January 22, 2018, 10:07:38 AM
I reckon Div 1 will see Dublin, Kerry and Tyrone battling it out. Donegal will probably stay up. The remaining four will be dicing with relegation.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Avondhu star on January 22, 2018, 10:21:02 AM

A lot of good fixtures there. Hopefully no weather disruptions. It would be nice if players being interviewed after could make an effort to speak their native language

Native language generally refers to the language someone has been exposed to from birth. For the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland, this is English.
Do you really think that the majority of GAA supporters would agree with that English is their native language?
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: twohands!!! on January 22, 2018, 12:03:34 PM

A lot of good fixtures there. Hopefully no weather disruptions. It would be nice if players being interviewed after could make an effort to speak their native language

Native language generally refers to the language someone has been exposed to from birth. For the overwhelming majority of people in Ireland, this is English.
Do you really think that the majority of GAA supporters would agree with that English is their native language?

If they have a correct understanding of the meaning of the phrase native language is then yes.
Title: Re: 2018 NFL Division 1
Post by: Cunny Funt on January 22, 2018, 12:52:27 PM
I reckon Div 1 will see Dublin, Kerry and Tyrone battling it out. Donegal will probably stay up. The remaining four will be dicing with relegation.
Looking at the number of players Kerry will be missing for a good p