Author Topic: Leinster Senior, u20 & Minor Football Championship 2018  (Read 5171 times)

Dinny Breen

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Leinster Senior, u20 & Minor Football Championship 2018
« on: April 10, 2018, 11:01:34 AM »
Is it alive or dead? If we didn't play it would anyone care?

Anyway The State Council have determined that both Leinster Semi-Finals will be played in Croke Park, which means dearer ticket prices from last year as we now have to pay for a double header. Just bollix really. 

Leinster G.A.A. S.F.C. 2018
1.    Laois    v    Wexford     12.5.2018    Innovate Wexford Park    6.30pm
2.    Louth    v    Carlow     13.5.2018     O’Moore Park     2.00pm
3.    Offaly    v    Wicklow     13.5.2018     O’Moore Park     4.00pm

Probably looking at Laois, Louth and Offaly to progress.

QUARTER FINALS:
4.    Laois/Wexford    v    Westmeath     26/27.5.2018     TBC    
5.    Louth/Carlow    v    Kildare     26/27.5.2018    TBC    
6    Offaly/Wicklow    v    Dublin     26/27.5.2108    TBC    
7    Longford    v    Meath     26/27.5.2018    TBC    

Laois v Westmeath will be hard to call, Laois will have momentum of a good league (Div 4 caveat) and a championship win, Westmeath arguably the best Leinster team of the last 4 years outside the Financial Dopers will not be phased. Tullamore will be the venue and Westmeath to shade. Will be a good game for the neutral.

Louth v Kildare. Should be a double header with the above, Kildare even though had a poor league should benefit from the higher level and can score freely against teams at their level or below. Kildare to win.

Longford v Meath. Venue will be interesting, Cusack park would be a good choice. Tight ground would suit Longford who would be more physical than Meath. Not easy to call, would fancy Longford in a tight ground.


 SEMI FINALS:
8.    4    v    5     10.6.2018     Croke Park    2.00pm
9.    6    v    7     10.6.2018     Croke Park     4.00pm

Westmeath v Kildare.  Again hard to call, Kildare's Division 1 experience to shade it. It will be a soulless game played in an empty Croke Park. With so many games with no outstanding favourites the Leinster Championship would be a great comp if only....

Nice for Longford players to play in Croke Park in the other semi.

FINAL:    8     v    9     24.6.2018     Croke Park     4.00pm

Meh!
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2018, 11:06:16 AM »
Both Semis should be outside Croke Park but I suppose Dublin can't be asked to move twice while the Corporates/Príomh etc need to have an adequate number of occasions in Croker.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2018, 12:01:03 PM »
Both Semis should be outside Croke Park but I suppose Dublin can't be asked to move twice while the Corporates/Príomh etc need to have an adequate number of occasions in Croker.
Sure they have the Christy Ring/Rackard/Meagher cup finals on there the previous weekend, I'm sure that'll do them as they'll hardly be missing those  ::)

Ridiculous that the Leinster semis are back in front of a half empty Croke Park, the hurling semis have done much better out of it and the football should be likewise. But Dublin must be indulged I suppose.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2018, 12:02:09 PM »
Are Dublin any use?
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #4 on: April 10, 2018, 01:03:26 PM »
Are Dublin any use?

I hear of people putting a lock of euro on them but I dunno...

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« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2018, 01:08:18 PM »
I heard they might be vulnerable away from Croke Park.
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #6 on: April 10, 2018, 01:11:02 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #7 on: April 10, 2018, 01:17:00 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.

Laois fairly squashed that bubble. Louth will have too much for them. A good news story but they have still a long way to go.
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« Reply #8 on: April 10, 2018, 01:17:57 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.
Me too. #carlowrising

Maybe Leinster could be divided into intermediate* and senior with the Dubs senior.
*not up to scratch and/or deep seated psychological issues
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #9 on: April 10, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.
Me too. #carlowrising

Maybe Leinster could be divided into intermediate* and senior with the Dubs senior.
*not up to scratch and/or deep seated psychological issues

And maybe Galway should f**k off out of our business.
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« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2018, 01:46:06 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.
Me too. #carlowrising

Maybe Leinster could be divided into intermediate* and senior with the Dubs senior.
*not up to scratch and/or deep seated psychological issues

And maybe Galway should f**k off out of our business.
In fairness Dinny the state of Leinster football is a system issue that impacts the quality of the championship overall. The Leinster final isn't worth the time any more.
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2018, 01:57:13 PM »
Put the other 11 into a British Championship with London :D
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« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2018, 02:00:45 PM »
Put the other 11 into a British Championship with London :D
Why, sure most of the West Brits we have here are in Dublin, it should be them instead.

And it'd be 10 besides as Kilkenny are already in that championship.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2018, 02:31:01 PM »
I reckon Carlow might beat Louth.
Me too. #carlowrising

Maybe Leinster could be divided into intermediate* and senior with the Dubs senior.
*not up to scratch and/or deep seated psychological issues

And maybe Galway should f**k off out of our business.
In fairness Dinny the state of Leinster football is a system issue that impacts the quality of the championship overall. The Leinster final isn't worth the time any more.

Move Dublin out of the championship, if it's good enough for the Antrim, Kerry and Galway hurlers, rotate them with the other shite provinces and watch football in the true province grow. It was only after the most competitive period in Leinster Football history that the GAA decided to financial dope Dublin GAA because Laois/Westmeath couldn't be counted upon to put bums on seats.
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2018
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2018, 02:35:44 PM »
No shortage of bums in Laois & Westmeath.
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