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« Reply #37965 on: June 29, 2018, 09:09:29 AM »
One up two down is just ridiculous. The way teams are promoted and relegated every year is just a complete lottery. Some years you have playoffs and some years you don't. Going between certain tiers you have a playoff, others you don't. It a complete farce. Time to organise a simple process if you finish bottom of your tier you get relegated, if you finish top you get promoted.   

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« Reply #37966 on: June 29, 2018, 10:41:59 AM »
One up two down is just ridiculous. The way teams are promoted and relegated every year is just a complete lottery. Some years you have playoffs and some years you don't. Going between certain tiers you have a playoff, others you don't. It a complete farce. Time to organise a simple process if you finish bottom of your tier you get relegated, if you finish top you get promoted.   
That is the plan. The issue is only this year as they want to reduce the amount of teams in the Joe McDonagh Cup.


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« Reply #37967 on: June 29, 2018, 11:22:08 AM »
One up two down is just ridiculous. The way teams are promoted and relegated every year is just a complete lottery. Some years you have playoffs and some years you don't. Going between certain tiers you have a playoff, others you don't. It a complete farce. Time to organise a simple process if you finish bottom of your tier you get relegated, if you finish top you get promoted.   
That is the plan. The issue is only this year as they want to reduce the amount of teams in the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Why?

5 teams leaves an odd number so any one week one team will have no game. With 6 teams there's an even number and all in will take the same number of weeks to play out the league format!

Am I missing something?

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« Reply #37968 on: June 29, 2018, 11:55:40 AM »
One up two down is just ridiculous. The way teams are promoted and relegated every year is just a complete lottery. Some years you have playoffs and some years you don't. Going between certain tiers you have a playoff, others you don't. It a complete farce. Time to organise a simple process if you finish bottom of your tier you get relegated, if you finish top you get promoted.   
That is the plan. The issue is only this year as they want to reduce the amount of teams in the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Why?

5 teams leaves an odd number so any one week one team will have no game. With 6 teams there's an even number and all in will take the same number of weeks to play out the league format!

Am I missing something?
No idea. Itís not as if it didnít work this year.


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« Reply #37969 on: June 29, 2018, 12:22:58 PM »
One up two down is just ridiculous. The way teams are promoted and relegated every year is just a complete lottery. Some years you have playoffs and some years you don't. Going between certain tiers you have a playoff, others you don't. It a complete farce. Time to organise a simple process if you finish bottom of your tier you get relegated, if you finish top you get promoted.   
That is the plan. The issue is only this year as they want to reduce the amount of teams in the Joe McDonagh Cup.

Why?

5 teams leaves an odd number so any one week one team will have no game. With 6 teams there's an even number and all in will take the same number of weeks to play out the league format!

Am I missing something?
No idea. Itís not as if it didnít work this year.

That was my take on it as well!

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« Reply #37970 on: June 29, 2018, 10:25:40 PM »
Terrible news about John McCaughan from Cushendun.

God rest him, a hardy tight fecker on the pitch and gentleman off it.

Life is to short lads, enjoy it.

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« Reply #37971 on: July 01, 2018, 12:50:58 PM »
Terrible news about John McCaughan from Cushendun.

God rest him, a hardy tight fecker on the pitch and gentleman off it.

Life is to short lads, enjoy it.
absolutely. RIP John.
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« Reply #37972 on: July 04, 2018, 01:27:21 PM »
Terrible news about John McCaughan from Cushendun.

God rest him, a hardy tight fecker on the pitch and gentleman off it.

Life is to short lads, enjoy it.

Yeah he was a lovely fella RIP
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« Reply #37973 on: July 16, 2018, 09:12:58 AM »
any of use go to the Feis final yday? i was there for the camogie final but left after it.

seen the U16 mcmullan cup final before it tho. was a cracker of a game.
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« Reply #37974 on: July 16, 2018, 01:12:30 PM »
McMullan Cup and senior Feis were both cracking matches. Any time you do a double on Loughgiel you are going well. Still don't think anyone will touch Dunloy come Championship.

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« Reply #37975 on: July 16, 2018, 02:07:32 PM »
It'll take a very good team to beat Dunloy..

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« Reply #37976 on: July 16, 2018, 04:40:30 PM »
It'll take a very good team to beat Dunloy..

Or their under21ís! Going through the grades they are healthy, well done to all involved, doesnít happen by chance
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« Reply #37977 on: July 16, 2018, 07:43:25 PM »
It'll take a very good team to beat Dunloy..

Or their under21ís! Going through the grades they are healthy, well done to all involved, doesnít happen by chance

Yip totally agree. Foundations were set in place when the new academy was built and its reaping it rewards now. Are they the benchmark for youth development over the last few years?

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« Reply #37978 on: July 17, 2018, 08:41:08 AM »
its a mixture of the academy, good coaches at underage level and luck as well that they have all developed along so well. A building wont make kids play well and develop them into senior hurlers, footballers and camogiers, its the coaches they have and the parents who invest all the time into them.

I was well impressed with the U16 final as a neutral. Loughgiel to their credit gave it everything considering that was their 3rd match that week and could of won it but for some seriously good defending by Cushendall. Didnt get to see all of it as i was on the second pitch with the girls but what i seen it was a great game for a neutral.
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« Reply #37979 on: July 17, 2018, 01:57:41 PM »
Anyone know when Championship match dates are being released