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2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« on: November 28, 2016, 12:54:58 AM »
Fixtures Released For 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
23 Nov 2016
 

ANDY McEntee’s first game in charge of Meath football will be a home clash with Wicklow in the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup on January 8. The dates and pairings for the 2017 Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series were agreed last night with all eyes on the new managers who will take up the reins across Leinster GAA in the New Year.

Defending O’Byrne Cup champions Meath are in a tough group with Wicklow, Laois and students DIT as McEntee embarks on a new era following the departure of Mick O’Dowd at the end of last season. Laois, of course, also have a new manager for 2017 with Peter Creedon at the helm.

Meanwhile, All-Ireland and Leinster champions Dublin have been pitted against DCU, Wexford and UCD with Jim Gavin expected to feature an experimental selection as he again loses a large chunk of players to Third Level teams.

Dublin’s clash away against Wexford on January 15 will see them renew rivalry with Seamus ‘Banty’ McEnaney who was last in action against the Dubs while he was manager of Meath in 2011 and 2012. It is also a potential forerunner of events later next summer with Dublin drawn to play either Carlow or Wexford in a Leinster SFC quarter final in Portlaoise or Wexford next June.

Longford were the only team to inflict a competitive defeat on Dublin in 2016, toppling them in the Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup semi-finals, and they are grouped with Kildare, Offaly and IT Carlow in another testing selection. Westmeath, Louth, Carlow and Maynooth University make up the fourth competitive group.

The competition begins on Sunday, January 8, 2017 with another round played under lights on Wednesday night with the final round the following Sunday.
It will represent the first time in 2017 that inter county players get to grips with the introduction of the Mark in Gaelic football while it has also been decided that there will be no limit on the number of substitutions allowed.

Leinster GAA is delighted to announce an agreement with Bord na Móna to extend their sponsorship of the Leinster GAA Series for a further three years up until after the 2019 competition.



Fixtures for Laois

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Full Fixture list here....
http://www.leinstergaa.ie/news/fixtures-released-for-2017-bord-na-m%C3%B3na-obyrne-cup.8327.html
« Last Edit: November 28, 2016, 12:59:48 AM by Junior Ex Laoistalk »
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2016, 08:27:24 AM »
DIT game be in somewhere like Port or Crettyard? Is a stand necessary?
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2016, 12:27:23 PM »
A stand might not be a necessity but it is certainly an added bonus when you are watching games in winter.
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2016, 12:40:26 PM »
DIT game be in somewhere like Port or Crettyard? Is a stand necessary?
Not at all, there's no stand in Rathdowney is there, and we play all our Walsh Cup games there nowadays? Heywood has hosted Walsh Cup games, and now that I think of it, didn't Ratheniska host an O'Byrne Cup game last year?

I imagine it all comes down the pitch, Crettyard, even since the renovations, has always held water, and Ports pitch doesn't hold up well either.

Anyone going to a game in the first week of January will be hardy enough to stand on a bank and would do without a stand I imagine.

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« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2016, 03:46:16 PM »
True. Think I'd prefer a venue with a stand in January in case it's milling rain. Port's pitch is plenty dry but the surface leaves a bit to be desired.
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2016, 04:47:24 PM »
True. Think I'd prefer a venue with a stand in January in case it's milling rain. Port's pitch is plenty dry but the surface leaves a bit to be desired.
They moved them round last year. DIT won't bring supporters. Expect that to be somewhere harmless again.

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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2016, 04:55:13 PM »
The following are the Laois fixtures and venues for the O'Byrne Cup 2017


8th January:   Laois v DIT in Portarlington @ 2pm
11th January: Wicklow v Laois in TBC @ 7.30pm
14th January: Laois v Meath in Stradbally @ 7pm

Semi-Finals
22nd January: A: Winners Group 2 v Winners Group 1 (Group 2 Venue)
22nd January: B: Winners Group 3 v Winners Group 4 (Group 3 Venue)

Final
29th January: Winners B v Winners (Winners B Venue)
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2016, 07:59:18 PM »
Any Laois lads involved with the college teams?

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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2016, 11:14:54 PM »
Any new faces expected to line out for us in O'Byene Cup?

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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #9 on: December 09, 2016, 01:05:41 AM »
One interesting new rule being brought in this year and being tried out in the O'Byrne cup is "The Mark". Here is Maurice Deegan explaining what he thinks of it...

http://www.gaa.ie/gaa-tv/gaelic-football-referee-maurice-deegan-explains-the-mark/
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #10 on: December 09, 2016, 10:28:44 AM »
Deegan speaks well there about it...Harder to implement lower along the food chain tho!
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2016, 12:44:31 PM »
I think it will work and will be great for the game. Once players at club level get used to it I can't see any problems.
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2016, 11:30:29 PM »
The Laois footballers' O'Byrne Cup clash against DIT has been switched to Crettyard.

The game was originally fixed for Portarlington on Sunday, January 8th.
Throw-in time is 2pm and Longford's Fergal Kelly will be the man in the middle.
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2016, 10:40:44 AM »
Feck sake Crettyard that doesn't suit me ...No stand over there or in stradbally means it will be a tough watch for spectators....

Why Stradbally ??Ohh hold on I know why....
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Re: 2017 Bord Na Móna O'Byrne Cup
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2016, 02:23:56 PM »
There is a stand in Cretty albeit small. The softer crew among the crowd can avail of it.
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