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O'Byrne Cup 2018
« on: November 02, 2017, 01:43:05 PM »
While the fixtures list will be out soon it has emerged that there will be no Colleges/Uni sides in the mix from 2018 onwards.

I welcome this return to the traditional format. None of your fancy dan United Nations 'students' diluting what is the greatest GAA competition of them all.

Wonder will the 'Bihatimber' competition be resurrected as well now?

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2017, 03:33:23 PM »
I'd say ye'll have a Shield and a Plate as well :D
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2017, 06:07:17 PM »
While the fixtures list will be out soon it has emerged that there will be no Colleges/Uni sides in the mix from 2018 onwards.

I welcome this return to the traditional format. None of your fancy dan United Nations 'students' diluting what is the greatest GAA competition of them all.

Wonder will the 'Bihatimber' competition be resurrected as well now?

Good that the colleges won't be in it. Hate the games v them, never seemed like proper matches.
I'd say that they'll stick to the groups, probably 2 groups of 4, and 1 with 3.

The Bihatimber is sadly a thing of the past now, was a glorious 7 years though!

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2017, 06:51:14 PM »
By the way Shamrock did you see where Longford is the unhealthiest town in Ireland  :o
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2017, 09:13:57 PM »
I did.

Biggest number of hypercondriacs in the country more like.

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2017, 03:27:08 PM »
The way we’re losing lads at the minute we might be fielding our strongest team in the O’Byrne Cup.

Harry Rooney isn’t returning
Conor Nash is off to AFL
Ronan Jones is gone to USA
Ruairí Ó Coileann gone to USA
Paddy O'Rourke retired.

We didn’t have Harry last year but there are 4 first team players from 2016 and 2017 that won’t have going forward while Nash was a great talent but a long shot for us to keep him from AFL or pro rugby.
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2017, 09:17:24 AM »
Tables are out....Blow it Up may post them here.

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2017, 09:21:42 AM »
I see we're already joint leaders in The Group Of Death. This could be our year.
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2017, 09:28:36 AM »
Laois home and away, wtf is that all about?
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2017, 10:00:06 AM »
By the way Shamrock did you see where Longford is the unhealthiest town in Ireland  :o

I assume it's because of all the roundabouts.

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2017, 02:06:25 PM »
By the way Shamrock did you see where Longford is the unhealthiest town in Ireland  :o

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2017, 05:34:41 PM »
Laois home and away, wtf is that all about?
Do away goals count double?

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2017, 05:44:16 PM »
Laois home and away, wtf is that all about?
First step in the amalgamation. ....
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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2017, 12:42:57 PM »
The groups for the 2018 Bord na Móna Leinster GAA Series have been announced

Bord na Móna O’Byrne Cup SF

Group 1: Dublin, Offaly, Wexford

Group 2: Kildare, Louth, Longford

Group 3: Meath, Carlow, Wicklow

Group 4: Westmeath, Laois

Format: Round robin with first placed team advancing to semi-finals. Westmeath and Laois play each other home and away with aggregate score deciding who tops Group 4.

Dates: Dec 30, Jan 3, Jan 7. Semi-finals Jan 13/14. Final Jan 20/21

Opening Fixtures: Dec 30: Offaly v Wexford, Louth v Longford, Wicklow v Carlow, Westmeath v Laois

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Re: O'Byrne Cup 2018
« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2017, 12:05:38 PM »
With us away to the websites in the first leg I fancy us to keep it tight and demolish them in the cauldron of Portarlington in the return game.