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Title: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Catch and Kick on May 15, 2018, 05:09:58 PM
Leitrim survived a real banana skin v New York after a debilitating League; Carlow took out Louth from Division2; Laois got over Div 3 Wexford after ET and bottom of Div 4 Wicklow shocked Offaly. Nice to see the up turn in fortunes for these counties. London recovered from a bad start v Sligo to finish strongly but had left themselves with too much to do.
Antrim to shock Down?
Limerick and Waterford though look like they have too much ground to make up v Clare and Tipp - two counties who were Division 4 residents for a number of seasons just a short while ago.

So maybe the Championship isn't dead just yet!
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Rossfan on May 15, 2018, 05:23:41 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Syferus on May 15, 2018, 05:25:20 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.

Eight years later Roscommon are still Connacht champions but in D1..
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 15, 2018, 05:41:04 PM
Have the Rossies sorted out their defense from last season? If not call it off.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: LooseCannon on May 15, 2018, 05:46:56 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.
I assure you, New York would beat us, a decent club team would beat us.
Title: Iontach
Post by: drici on May 15, 2018, 06:05:04 PM
Aye, noticed on Sunday that Donegal were a Division 2 County beating a Division 1 County. Laois were a Division 4 County beating a Division 3 County and amazingly Carlow were a Division 4 County beating a County from away up in Division 2.
Just switch it around to suit for the benefit of the listeners.
Fantastic.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 15, 2018, 06:22:50 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.
Those sides aren't D3 until 2018 and remains to be seen how they fare in D3. No idea what level New York are at when they don't play in the league.

Have the Rossies sorted out their defense from last season? If not call it off.
Going by the league final v Cavan their defense hasn't improved at all.

Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 15, 2018, 06:33:06 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.

Eight years later Roscommon are still Connacht champions but in D1..

After being relegated.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Catch and Kick on May 15, 2018, 09:24:31 PM
Sure maybe they'll all make the last 8......
Louth and Carlow are now in D3.
Offaly seem to have totally imploded.
Laois, now D3 will beat Wexford 19 times out of 20.
New York are the 33rd best team in the Championship.
Sligo won handy enough in London.
 Anyway 8 years ago Roscommon who had been relegated to D4 won Connacht.

What jaundiced views you have. Those teams operating in Division 4 struggle year by year to progress and get out of it; this summer at least they have given their supporters and clubs a wee bit of optimism. No one talking about Super 8s. NFL 2018 standings - Louth Div 2, Carlow Div 4, Offaly Div 3, Wicklow Div 4, Sligo Div 3, London Div 4.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: Rossfan on May 15, 2018, 10:14:33 PM
When the NFL is over the promoted and relegated teams are in their new divisions.
I'm not "jaundiced" whatever that's supposed to mean -just pedantic maybe.
Always good to see the little guys do well but a bit of perspective is no harm.
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: AQMP on May 16, 2018, 04:59:47 PM
Leitrim survived a real banana skin v New York after a debilitating League; Carlow took out Louth from Division2; Laois got over Div 3 Wexford after ET and bottom of Div 4 Wicklow shocked Offaly. Nice to see the up turn in fortunes for these counties. London recovered from a bad start v Sligo to finish strongly but had left themselves with too much to do.
Antrim to shock Down?
Limerick and Waterford though look like they have too much ground to make up v Clare and Tipp - two counties who were Division 4 residents for a number of seasons just a short while ago.

So maybe the Championship isn't dead just yet!

Not a chance :(
Title: Re: Good Championship starts for Division 4 counties
Post by: JGDoire on May 22, 2018, 11:26:04 AM
Derry to beat Donegal  :o  Cannot see that happening ;-(