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Title: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Horse Box on November 22, 2018, 04:05:57 PM
Just under 2 Months to go and really looking forward to it already  :) !

Tipp announced their Panel for the coming season with 13 new faces , some of which are young exciting prospects : http://www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/2018/11/20/liam-kearns-has-revealed-his-upcoming-league-panel/

Pa Power odds on D2 :

Donegal 5/4
Kildare 7/2
Cork 13/2
Meath 15/2
Armagh 9/1
Tipperary 10/1
Clare 20/1
Fermanagh 20/1
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: seafoid on November 22, 2018, 04:46:40 PM
Tipp might get second place.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 22, 2018, 05:00:10 PM
Tipp might get second place.
They might and were very close to promotion this year, Armagh with Jamie Clarke back could be a dark horse. Will be a big surprise if Donegal don't win the Div 2 title in 2019.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 08:20:22 PM
Division 2

Round 1

Clare v Donegal
Fermanagh v Cork
Kildare v Armagh
Meath v Tipperary

Round 2

Cork v Kildare
Donegal v Meath
Tipperary v Fermanagh
Armagh v Clare

Round 3

Fermangh v Kildare
Clare v Cork
Meath v Armagh
Tipperaryv Donegal

Round 4

Armagh v Tipperary
Cork v Meath
Donegal v Fermanagh
Kildare v Clare

Round 5

Donegal v Armagh
Tipperary v Cork
Meath v Kildare
Fermanagh v Clare

Round 6

Clare v Meath
Cork v Donegal
Kildare v Tipperary
Armagh v Fermanagh

Round 7

Armagh v Cork
Donegalv Kildare
Meath v Fermanagh
Tipperary v Clare
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 08:34:58 PM
Very competitive division as usual, this year on paper looks a fair bit tougher than last years divison.

Donegal look to be the best team and would expect to go straight back up but i would imagine mcbrearty wont be back for the league? and if gweedore win ulster they will be missing some very important players off that aswell. Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1. Daniel flynn being away is going to be a huge loss for them. Cork, Tipp, Meath, Armagh, Clare and Fermanagh you can expect anything from any of these teams. Clare probably have the toughest fixture schedule, meath after last year are an interesting one to be 4th favourites.

On Tipp, if we really try give a go at promotion i think we could be there or thereabouts. Fixturewise its the best we could hope for, avoided long trips to donegal and fermanagh and have 4 home games. We havent had any major losses to the panel and have added 4/5 players who i think can make a positive impact on the panel and push for starting positions. As important as anything is the players we retained, john meagher everyone thought was a shoe in for the hurlers but he opted to stick with the footballers for 2019 and philly austin giving it another year is a big plus. I cant wait for the league to roll around, we really should have been promoted last year but in the end didnt deserve to be because we failed to see out games from a winning position, im hoping lessons from that have been learned along with some other glaring mistakes we made last year.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 22, 2018, 09:16:59 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: BennyCake on November 22, 2018, 09:19:45 PM
Armagh have to go away to Clare in round 2.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 09:42:26 PM
Armagh have to go away to Clare in round 2.

neutral venue i thought? and i presume there will be appeals?
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Orior on November 22, 2018, 09:59:54 PM
Tough league. Armagh will do well to stay up.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 22, 2018, 10:02:16 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag

Kildare can be as flaky as the rest. Lost to Carlow this summer also lets not forget.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 10:14:12 PM
Tough league. Armagh will do well to stay up.

same boat as the rest really but equally could well push for promotion its why division 2 is great
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 22, 2018, 10:17:06 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag

Kildare can be as flaky as the rest. Lost to Carlow this summer also lets not forget.

that was a bit of a freak result....carlow had 100% shot conversion rate? i still think they make the best case for promotion outside donegal.....im hoping you are right about them being flaky though
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Horse Box on November 23, 2018, 03:57:16 PM
Very competitive division as usual, this year on paper looks a fair bit tougher than last years divison.

Donegal look to be the best team and would expect to go straight back up but i would imagine mcbrearty wont be back for the league? and if gweedore win ulster they will be missing some very important players off that aswell. Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1. Daniel flynn being away is going to be a huge loss for them. Cork, Tipp, Meath, Armagh, Clare and Fermanagh you can expect anything from any of these teams. Clare probably have the toughest fixture schedule, meath after last year are an interesting one to be 4th favourites.

On Tipp, if we really try give a go at promotion i think we could be there or thereabouts. Fixturewise its the best we could hope for, avoided long trips to donegal and fermanagh and have 4 home games. We havent had any major losses to the panel and have added 4/5 players who i think can make a positive impact on the panel and push for starting positions. As important as anything is the players we retained, john meagher everyone thought was a shoe in for the hurlers but he opted to stick with the footballers for 2019 and philly austin giving it another year is a big plus. I cant wait for the league to roll around, we really should have been promoted last year but in the end didnt deserve to be because we failed to see out games from a winning position, im hoping lessons from that have been learned along with some other glaring mistakes we made last year.

Too many games last year we fell away with 10-15 minutes to go , fitness had to an issue ! New Strength and Conditioning Coach this year who will hopefully address this . Nothing between Cork , Meath , Armagh and Tipp in the betting and I think that is fair enough , it`s going to be a fair battle for promotion , good point about Donegal and the Gweedore players they might not get it as comfortable as they would like without them !
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on November 23, 2018, 06:36:29 PM
Could potentially see Kildare trying to blood at least 1/3 of the 2018 u20s. Jimmy Hyland should feature prominently and can see Aaron O'Neill, Mark Dempsey, Ruadhan Ó Giolláin and Aaron Masterson getting games. Given the likely level of experimentation I wouldn't be surprised if we ended up mid-table.

Mick O'Grady likely to prove the most difficult of our absentees to replace. He developed into a pivotal player for us in the last year or two. It's a double whammy because it probably stops us from freeing up David Hyland to a more attacking role. Have to hope that Peter Kelly stays injury free and Dempsey develops.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 24, 2018, 09:47:10 AM
2019 ?
2018 Relegated
2017 Promoted
2016 Promoted
2015 Relegated
2014 Relegated

Kildare football is never boring.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: lurganblue on November 26, 2018, 04:35:04 PM
Starting to have a bit of positivity about Armagh again and i am definitely looking forward to division 2 football. It's good to see a few of the players return to the panel and with the two O'Neills also developing well it could be an interesting campaign.

In saying all that, it's a very tough league and i think everyone in Armagh would be happy to have remained in it at the end of the fixtures.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: seafoid on November 26, 2018, 04:42:23 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag

Kildare can be as flaky as the rest. Lost to Carlow this summer also lets not forget.

that was a bit of a freak result....carlow had 100% shot conversion rate? i still think they make the best case for promotion outside donegal.....im hoping you are right about them being flaky though
Kildare improved over the course of the summer and got to the Qfs
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 26, 2018, 05:46:14 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag

Kildare can be as flaky as the rest. Lost to Carlow this summer also lets not forget.

that was a bit of a freak result....carlow had 100% shot conversion rate? i still think they make the best case for promotion outside donegal.....im hoping you are right about them being flaky though
Kildare improved over the course of the summer and got to the Qfs

They built up a siege mentality to beat Mayo and that was their summer and year highlight. Beating Fermanagh in round 4 was expected after the momentum they had from that Mayo win. If they are to get back to Qfs in 2019 I'm sure their aim will be to win at least one game instead of losing all 3 group games again.

Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 26, 2018, 06:08:23 PM
Kildare rightly 2nd favorites for me, even excluding last years mayo game kildare werent far away at all, in division 1 they lost all their games but they were very competitive and werent far away at all which is saying alot given the jump in standard of division 2 to 1.

Not sure about rightly 2nd favourties as anything is possible with Kildare. When they were relegated from Division 1 2014 they were competitive in most of their games and were odds on to gain promotion back to Division 1 in 2015 only to get themselves relegated to Division 3.

I think they are because non of the rest have done anything last year to warrant 2nd favorites tag

Kildare can be as flaky as the rest. Lost to Carlow this summer also lets not forget.

that was a bit of a freak result....carlow had 100% shot conversion rate? i still think they make the best case for promotion outside donegal.....im hoping you are right about them being flaky though


Two games later Kildare were inches away from getting knocked out of the championship by Longford.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: bennydorano on November 26, 2018, 07:48:55 PM
There seems to be some serious young talent about Armagh at the minute and they all seem go have (re)committed to the cause, so that has to be a major plus. Finding the right balance between youth & experience is obviously key, I reckon McGeeney will let them at it tbh.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: FermGael on November 26, 2018, 09:13:57 PM
Few new faces in the squad I see, a few old faces returning and the usual Seamie stories so who knows .
We will be happy to stay up .
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tonto1888 on November 27, 2018, 07:22:10 PM
Starting to have a bit of positivity about Armagh again and i am definitely looking forward to division 2 football. It's good to see a few of the players return to the panel and with the two O'Neills also developing well it could be an interesting campaign.

In saying all that, it's a very tough league and i think everyone in Armagh would be happy to have remained in it at the end of the fixtures.

Agreed. 6th place will do. Anything above that is a bonus
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Unlaoised on November 27, 2018, 11:33:22 PM
Kildare v Armagh final

Kildare by 3
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: naka on November 28, 2018, 08:06:02 AM
Starting to have a bit of positivity about Armagh again and i am definitely looking forward to division 2 football. It's good to see a few of the players return to the panel and with the two O'Neills also developing well it could be an interesting campaign.

In saying all that, it's a very tough league and i think everyone in Armagh would be happy to have remained in it at the end of the fixtures.
Genuinely
We seem to have the makings of a fantastic side if they bond together.
Hopefully Mc Corry and Mc geeney realise the  serious potential we have at present
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on November 28, 2018, 01:18:37 PM
Starting to have a bit of positivity about Armagh again and i am definitely looking forward to division 2 football. It's good to see a few of the players return to the panel and with the two O'Neills also developing well it could be an interesting campaign.

In saying all that, it's a very tough league and i think everyone in Armagh would be happy to have remained in it at the end of the fixtures.
Genuinely
We seem to have the makings of a fantastic side if they bond together.
Hopefully Mc Corry and Mc geeney realise the  serious potential we have at present

Year 5 of his 5 year plan....maybe this is the year it will all come to fruition?
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Hound on November 28, 2018, 02:49:35 PM
If Kildare are missing Daniel Flynn for the opener against Armagh, I think I'll take the 9/1 on Armagh.
Certainly if they do beat Kildare, those odds will seem very generous.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on November 28, 2018, 03:07:05 PM
If Kildare are missing Daniel Flynn for the opener against Armagh, I think I'll take the 9/1 on Armagh.
Certainly if they do beat Kildare, those odds will seem very generous.

pretty certain flynn and niall kelly arent playing gaa next year. who know what will happen in the division, alot of teams of the same standard and who know how the new rules will play out and who will adapt to them the best
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: DuffleKing on November 28, 2018, 03:31:39 PM

I would be expecting Kildare's performances to return to pre qualifiers level - with or without Flynn and Kelly - straight away in 2019.
I think they will struggle and wouldn't expect a challenge for promotion.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 28, 2018, 04:38:15 PM
Kildare certainly not a big county yet still everyone has an opinion on them  ;D
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on November 28, 2018, 05:18:35 PM
Niall Kelly has gone but there's a good chance Dan Flynn will be around for a while yet.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Hound on November 29, 2018, 09:29:07 AM
Niall Kelly has gone but there's a good chance Dan Flynn will be around for a while yet.
Feck, hadn't heard about Kelly. Just giving it up or is he leaving the country?
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Dinny Breen on November 29, 2018, 10:31:57 AM
Niall Kelly has gone but there's a good chance Dan Flynn will be around for a while yet.
Feck, hadn't heard about Kelly. Just giving it up or is he leaving the country?

Back for the championship, 6 months traveling. A deserved break for Niall.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: spuds on November 29, 2018, 02:01:30 PM
Niall Kelly has gone but there's a good chance Dan Flynn will be around for a while yet.
Heard on Wolly FM that Eoin Flaherty back in with Kildare, 29 so should have plenty still to offer.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Donnellys Hollow on November 29, 2018, 06:24:00 PM
Niall Kelly has gone but there's a good chance Dan Flynn will be around for a while yet.
Feck, hadn't heard about Kelly. Just giving it up or is he leaving the country?

Back for the championship, 6 months traveling. A deserved break for Niall.

Agreed. After a poorish 18 months for a player of his ability he was beginning to hit form during the Super 8s and he was very good in the club championship. Break should do him good. His absence will give plenty of opportunities for the likes of McCormack and Hyland to step up.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: thejuice on December 02, 2018, 01:56:37 PM
Apart from Cork and Donegal away I think the rest are all reasonably winnable if we play to our potential or close to it. There’s a few players whose names are doing the hokey pokey on the panel this time of year as usual but by the looks of it Michael Newman is definitely back and hitting good form so adds a bit more to our attack and free tacking options.

We might once again have another year without anyone from Simonstown on the panel which is a shame but it seems bridges have been burned during Andy’s first year and no sign of them being mended.

Anyway, all eyes focused on retaining the O’Byrne Cup and seeing what sort of panel emerges from that.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tippabu on December 02, 2018, 04:13:16 PM
Apart from Cork and Donegal away I think the rest are all reasonably winnable if we play to our potential or close to it. There’s a few players whose names are doing the hokey pokey on the panel this time of year as usual but by the looks of it Michael Newman is definitely back and hitting good form so adds a bit more to our attack and free tacking options.

We might once again have another year without anyone from Simonstown on the panel which is a shame but it seems bridges have been burned during Andy’s first year and no sign of them being mended.

Anyway, all eyes focused on retaining the O’Byrne Cup and seeing what sort of panel emerges from that.

Why do you fear cork away? What exactly have cork done to have you writing this off....on form they are no better or worse than most in the division.

Gweedore winning today will mean Donegal are down some very big players now.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 02, 2018, 05:05:32 PM
Apart from Cork and Donegal away I think the rest are all reasonably winnable if we play to our potential or close to it. There’s a few players whose names are doing the hokey pokey on the panel this time of year as usual but by the looks of it Michael Newman is definitely back and hitting good form so adds a bit more to our attack and free tacking options.

We might once again have another year without anyone from Simonstown on the panel which is a shame but it seems bridges have been burned during Andy’s first year and no sign of them being mended.

Anyway, all eyes focused on retaining the O’Byrne Cup and seeing what sort of panel emerges from that.

Why do you fear cork away? What exactly have cork done to have you writing this off....on form they are no better or worse than most in the division.

Gweedore winning today will mean Donegal are down some very big players now.

Yes Cork are not to be feared. They are unable to defend however that's the same for most in this Division. I think Donegal will manage without them as they have better strength in depth than any other team in Division two. Gweedore players will be back by round 4 of the NFL as its hard to see them beat Corofin.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: thejuice on December 02, 2018, 10:39:32 PM
Apart from Cork and Donegal away I think the rest are all reasonably winnable if we play to our potential or close to it. There’s a few players whose names are doing the hokey pokey on the panel this time of year as usual but by the looks of it Michael Newman is definitely back and hitting good form so adds a bit more to our attack and free tacking options.

We might once again have another year without anyone from Simonstown on the panel which is a shame but it seems bridges have been burned during Andy’s first year and no sign of them being mended.

Anyway, all eyes focused on retaining the O’Byrne Cup and seeing what sort of panel emerges from that.

Why do you fear cork away? What exactly have cork done to have you writing this off....on form they are no better or worse than most in the division.

Gweedore winning today will mean Donegal are down some very big players now.

Yes Cork are not to be feared. They are unable to defend however that's the same for most in this Division. I think Donegal will manage without them as they have better strength in depth than any other team in Division two. Gweedore players will be back by round 4 of the NFL as its hard to see them beat Corofin.

We don’t have a great record away from home in the league and Cork have made us look poor a couple of times as well. I know they were poor in the championship this year but you can’t say we’re great either.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: armaghniac on December 02, 2018, 11:39:40 PM
We don’t have a great record away from home in the league and Cork have made us look poor a couple of times as well. I know they were poor in the championship this year but you can’t say we’re great either.

If you win the mighty O'Byrne cup, this will intimidate the other teams.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: thejuice on December 03, 2018, 12:40:39 AM
Hah, if only.  ;D

Did nothing for us last year. No one fears us now. The aura surrounding Meath football has finally shifted in the last 3 or 4 years but it was gone long ago. Only certain people in the media who weren’t paying any attention kept painting a particular image of us in the run up to a game. But the lads from 2006-2010 were talented enough to win some silverware but not cut from the same cloth as the teams from the 1980’s or 1990’s. Since then there’s hardly a household name you could mention from the panel with the exception of Graham Reilly perhaps.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: illdecide on December 03, 2018, 12:17:53 PM
Armagh will have a bit more fire power this year, Jamie Clarke, Stefan Campbell and the two O'Neills from Cross will add another string to the bow. Not sure how Jamie Clarke will fare out, haven’t seen him play in a while and the defensive play teams have not certainly won’t suit him but its definitely something else’s to give the opposition something to think about.
I would also hope James Morgan is on board for next season, a tough hard corner back who you wouldn’t want marking you (can giveaway a fewer frees but is def better on your team)

McGeeney will expect a big year from Armagh and so will the fans...looking forward to it tbh...
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on December 03, 2018, 12:22:01 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 12:30:34 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.

Just shows you how realistic the intercounty footballers are about their counties chances in the current climate.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 03, 2018, 04:18:20 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.

Just shows you how realistic the intercounty footballers are about their counties chances in the current climate.

I think it shows studying for a masters comes before amateur game and this summer is probably the only time to go traveling for a few months as he gets himself a full time job.

Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 05:12:37 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.

Just shows you how realistic the intercounty footballers are about their counties chances in the current climate.

I think it shows studying for a masters comes before amateur game and this summer is probably the only time to go traveling for a few months as he gets himself a full time job.

It's the same thing really. If there was a chance of a Leinster never mind an AI title, he'd be around. Leinster is especially a barren playing field for the all the counties in Leinster bar Dublin. Most want avoid the now annual embarrassment of getting a tanking from Dublin.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on December 03, 2018, 05:54:18 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.

Just shows you how realistic the intercounty footballers are about their counties chances in the current climate.

I think it shows studying for a masters comes before amateur game and this summer is probably the only time to go traveling for a few months as he gets himself a full time job.

It's the same thing really. If there was a chance of a Leinster never mind an AI title, he'd be around. Leinster is especially a barren playing field for the all the counties in Leinster bar Dublin. Most want avoid the now annual embarrassment of getting a tanking from Dublin.

In fairness losing to Carlow by seven points was a bigger embarrassment than any tanking off the best team in the land.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on December 03, 2018, 06:14:28 PM
Thats a huge blow for Kildare with Daniel Flynn not around next year.

Just shows you how realistic the intercounty footballers are about their counties chances in the current climate.

I think it shows studying for a masters comes before amateur game and this summer is probably the only time to go traveling for a few months as he gets himself a full time job.

It's the same thing really. If there was a chance of a Leinster never mind an AI title, he'd be around. Leinster is especially a barren playing field for the all the counties in Leinster bar Dublin. Most want avoid the now annual embarrassment of getting a tanking from Dublin.

In fairness losing to Carlow by seven points was a bigger embarrassment than any tanking off the best team in the land.

True.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Owen Brannigan on December 05, 2018, 03:07:14 PM
Armagh will have a bit more fire power this year, Jamie Clarke, Stefan Campbell and the two O'Neills from Cross will add another string to the bow. Not sure how Jamie Clarke will fare out, haven’t seen him play in a while and the defensive play teams have not certainly won’t suit him but its definitely something else’s to give the opposition something to think about.
I would also hope James Morgan is on board for next season, a tough hard corner back who you wouldn’t want marking you (can giveaway a fewer frees but is def better on your team)

McGeeney will expect a big year from Armagh and so will the fans...looking forward to it tbh...

It is the last year of the 5 year plan!
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Captain Scarlet on December 06, 2018, 04:11:05 PM
Div 2 is tasty in fairness.
I think in one way Kildare need to not be too reliant on Flynn going forward so I'd like to think we could cope without him. the last two years it has been so obvious that we were always looking to him, even if he was isolated.
I just think it is a good chance for others to step up and to tweak tactics a bit.
Would posters not fancy Donegal over Armagh? When is McBrearty back?
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on January 11, 2019, 10:38:25 AM
Its a shame Daniel Flynn won't be around as Kildare have the makings of a very good team.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: Rossfan on January 11, 2019, 11:16:48 AM
Hope 4 nice Counties are left for us to play in 2020.
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: FermGael on January 11, 2019, 10:57:43 PM
Hope 4 nice Counties are left for us to play in 2020.
Not sure we can stick around. Will try our best.
Depends on what Armagh do. We have been following each other everywhere these past few years
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: tonto1888 on January 11, 2019, 11:20:49 PM
Hope 4 nice Counties are left for us to play in 2020.
Not sure we can stick around. Will try our best.
Depends on what Armagh do. We have been following each other everywhere these past few years

Sure we would be happy for you to follow us to division 1. Not 3 tho
Title: Re: NFL Division 2 2019
Post by: illdecide on January 12, 2019, 09:08:02 AM
Donegal 5/4
Kildare 7/2
Cork 13/2
Meath 15/2
Armagh 9/1
Tipperary 10/1
Clare 20/1
Fermanagh 20/1

Looking at the odds and teams it's def going to be an interesting league 2 this year. I would def agree Donegal are rightly favourites, reading here if Kildare are missing a few key men that could hit them hard. As for the next four teams (Cork, Meath, Armagh & Tipp) I don't believe there will be much between them and anything could happen. To be fair i don't know a whole pile about Clare but they'll not be easy beat either, Fermangah beat Armagh and Monaghan last year in the Championship and you just don't know what you'll get from them. They're very defensive and not easy on the eye but effective.

All in all it's just so hard to predict and any team is capable of anything if they get off to a good start, looking forward to it all the same.