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High Fielder

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2019, 11:14:09 AM »
Give me the league any day. Playing teams of similar ability is the only way sport should be played. No problem having a one off FA Cup type competition, but to make the All Ireland series the epicentre of the GAA calendar is an absolute joke. Unless things change, the exodus to the US will get bigger each year. The Championship is a waste of time

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« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2019, 02:02:50 PM »
I agree with you, HF, that makes a lot of sense. I don't see it happening though, for at least another 5- 10 years. Lots of traditionalists out there. However, we do see the excitment that massive change can bring. For example the qualifier system was a huge change from the old system, and has been a success, even though there was a lot of apprehension about it prior to it happening. But clearly a system like the league set up, in championship is the best way forward. At least 7 games for every team, and competitive matches. Ireland is a relatively small country so getting around to games isn't a big issue. The league format for championship in, let's say, Australia, would be a massive issue. The provincial system doesn't make much sense. Having said that, I would kill for laois to win Leinster this year  ;D. There certainly is and has been a magical feeling for any county to win their provincial title. Year on year though, it's ridiculous to see a provence like Connaught contrasted with Ulster or Leinster. The opposite of fairness, really.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #32 on: May 01, 2019, 05:42:46 PM »
Id love to see the GAA start with a clean slate rather than tinkering with existing competition structures.  My tuppence worth would be :

1)   Provincial Championships played off at start of year in place of OByrne Cup, Connacht FBD etc.
        These would be standalone competitions confined to each province

2)   The NFL transformed into Championship(s) with promotion, relegation (and maybe promotion play-offs)
        Division 1 (12 teams)
        Division 2 (10 teams)
        Division 3 (10 teams)

3)   Open-draw knockout Sam Maguire Cup competition (32 teams)
        Played alongside NFL in same manner as soccer leagues and FA Cup across the water

Re. 2019 Leinster Championship I dont think any Laois supporter would prefer the backdoor over reaching Leinster Final. But you would not approach a Leinster Final versus the Dubs with anything near the same level of optimism as if you were facing Kildare. But we're getting way too far ahead of ourselves even talking about Leinster finals at this stage.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #34 on: May 06, 2019, 02:28:39 AM »
Stage 1...all ireland qualifiers.. 8 groups of 4...groups a-d division 1 and 2 teams top 2 qualify.groups e-h division 3 and 4 only top team qualifies
Stage 2=provinical champs.. Winners qualify to quarter finals
Stage 3=all lreland series made up of de qualifiers from stage 1 and 2

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #35 on: May 06, 2019, 12:16:52 PM »
                                           Qualifier Draws 2019


   
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2019, 04:39:12 PM »
Did Laois Play cork in a friendly over the weekend?

I'm hearing it was a high scoring encounter with Laois loosing by 4 ??
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2019, 09:58:59 AM »
Did Laois Play cork in a friendly over the weekend?

I'm hearing it was a high scoring encounter with Laois loosing by 4 ??
I read online somewhere that they were involved in a high scoring encounter and Laois lost by 4.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2019, 10:59:08 AM »
Heard it was a little closer than that but in any case it was a good run out but neither team at full strength.Typical challenge match.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2019, 12:46:05 PM »
Cork beat them by 2 points but Cork only beat Carlow by 1 point earlier on. Then Cork go and beat the Dubs by 6 points last night... 
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2019, 12:51:14 PM »
Right so are we all on Cork at 250-1 then ?  ;D

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #41 on: May 09, 2019, 11:42:07 PM »
Right so are we all on Cork at 250-1 then ?  ;D
Well, if they can beat Carlow then they're surely worth a few bob...   :'(
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #42 on: May 12, 2019, 12:05:55 PM »
Cork are a strange team. They're relegated to Div 3, but could easily be a Div 1 team, on their day. They have the players to be a good side, they just really need to get it together. Consistency is their downfall, really; that and suspect managers and tactics / game plans. Sleeping giant at them moment.

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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #43 on: May 12, 2019, 05:47:07 PM »
interesting that Offaly ran Meath so close and that Wicklow gave the Lillys a scare over the weekend.

Louth v Dublin is in portlaoise now!
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Re: Leinster Senior Football Championship 2019
« Reply #44 on: May 13, 2019, 01:21:42 PM »
25-05-2019 (Sat)
Leinster MHC Preliminary Quarter Finals

Leinster SFC Quarter Final
OMoore Park   17:00   Meath         V      Carlow
OMoore Park   19:00   Dublin         V      Louth

Talent Academy Football Day
U14 in Ferns CoE Laois A & B  v Louth & Wexford A & B
U15 in LOETB CoE Laois A & B  v Offaly A & B

Busy day in OMP next Saturday !