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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2019, 10:09:13 AM »
It was a good entertaining match in Portlaoise but ultimately Laois deserved the win. Longford had two gilt edged goal changes in the second half but...well....aunt and her balls come to mind.

Promotion is a very long shot but we'll stay mid table - which I will take. I cannot see a dispirited Sligo come away with 2 point in a fortnight from a trip to Longford.

Last game v Westmeath could be one where WH are playing for promotion. It's in Mullingar so it could be a dinger.

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #91 on: March 04, 2019, 10:18:42 AM »
Sligo are rebuilding, they were competitive enough until Westmeath started converting their goal chances to put daylight between the sides. Our decision making in the final third is letting us down but have to say that two of the goals were extremely well worked, which hopefully is a sign of work on the practice field coming to the fore. There's lots of evidence of work done on kickouts, we have a decent range of options now on that front. Not sure what exactly happened for the Sligo goal but we left the goal completely unprotected and were caught out.

Luke had his best league game so far, O'Toole was excellent up there too. Heslin still rusty but will only get better. Sam is now first choice midfielder and is full of action. Maguire has really tightened up the full back line and Boidu has raised his game too since he's come back. 8 points probably a fair reflection on the gap between the teams and sets us up nicely for a trip to Louth in 2 weeks. Win our last 2 games we'll be promoted, as simple as that.
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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #92 on: March 04, 2019, 12:18:17 PM »
Us (Laois) and Offaly in Tullamore in two weeks is a huge one now for both teams.

If Offaly lose, they’re nearly relegated. If they turn us over, we could be dragged into a relegation tussle with Offaly and potentially Carlow who we play in the last game. But an away win and we could possibly still grab one of the promotion spots.


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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #93 on: March 04, 2019, 02:59:07 PM »
Remaining fixtures are:

Round 6 Offaly 14:00 Laois
Round 6 Longford 14:00 Sligo
Round 6 Louth 14:00 Westmeath
Round 6 Carlow 15:00 Down
Round 7 Sligo 14:00 Offaly
Round 7 Westmeath 14:00 Longford
Round 7 Down 14:00 Louth
Round 7 Laois 14:00 Carlow

Can see Laois making it to 10 points alright, 11 guarantees promotion so should Down win away to Carlow the next day they'll only need a draw against Louth the last day. Longford will beat Sligo and will be pushing us hard to get to 10 points the last day as well. Imperative we beat Louth away the next day, something we haven't managed to do in the league for a number of years. Some awful trips to Haggardstown there a few years ago.
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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #94 on: March 05, 2019, 01:03:43 PM »
If Down beat Carlow and WM and L draw, Down can relax on the last day.

Other If statements to follow.

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #95 on: March 07, 2019, 01:57:08 PM »
Us (Laois) and Offaly in Tullamore in two weeks is a huge one now for both teams.

If Offaly lose, they’re nearly relegated. If they turn us over, we could be dragged into a relegation tussle with Offaly and potentially Carlow who we play in the last game. But an away win and we could possibly still grab one of the promotion spots.
If Offaly beat relegated Sligo in the last round and Carlow don't get points against Down or Leix, that's safety.

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #96 on: March 07, 2019, 07:13:46 PM »
Us (Laois) and Offaly in Tullamore in two weeks is a huge one now for both teams.

If Offaly lose, they’re nearly relegated. If they turn us over, we could be dragged into a relegation tussle with Offaly and potentially Carlow who we play in the last game. But an away win and we could possibly still grab one of the promotion spots.
If Offaly beat relegated Sligo in the last round and Carlow don't get points against Down or Leix, that's safety.

We’ll surely make life hard for ourselves. 🤞

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #97 on: March 07, 2019, 08:21:57 PM »
Us (Laois) and Offaly in Tullamore in two weeks is a huge one now for both teams.

If Offaly lose, they’re nearly relegated. If they turn us over, we could be dragged into a relegation tussle with Offaly and potentially Carlow who we play in the last game. But an away win and we could possibly still grab one of the promotion spots.
If Offaly beat relegated Sligo in the last round and Carlow don't get points against Down or Leix, that's safety.

We’ll surely make life hard for ourselves. 🤞
offaly will make it hard for Laois anyway always a tough spot for Laois to win in over the years

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #98 on: March 14, 2019, 12:06:17 PM »
Nice piece in the Irish News yesterday on the Carlow / Down connection.

Never been to Carlow so looking forward to heading down on Saturday. Where do the Carlow folk recommend eating after the match?

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #99 on: March 16, 2019, 04:39:00 PM »
Always a good day when you beat the BIFFOs..
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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #100 on: March 16, 2019, 05:53:21 PM »
Not the worst game ever in Longford......Sligo weren't too bad...as seemed to be their trait they fell away in the second half having led at half time.

Their full fwd getting a second yellow early in the 2nd half didn't help the cause.

Longford deserved their win 2-14 to 0-13.

Glad I made the trip and not sit at home to watch Wales v Ireland.

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #101 on: March 16, 2019, 07:27:27 PM »
Seemingly Louth v Westmeath won't be played this weekend so surely this promotion places difficult to to call?
Good win for Longford today, agree with you Shamrock that it was decent games in conditions but don't think we can still go up?

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #102 on: March 16, 2019, 07:34:59 PM »
Seemingly Louth v Westmeath won't be played this weekend so surely this promotion places difficult to to call?
Good win for Longford today, agree with you Shamrock that it was decent games in conditions but don't think we can still go up?

Down look all but certain to go up, it looks like it's between Westmeath, Laois and Louth for the other place.
I'd personally fancy Westmeath, they look a slick outfit and if they beat Louth its theirs to lose.

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #103 on: March 16, 2019, 07:35:37 PM »
Shamrock, any idea who the Longford make uisce with number 2 on the back...was patrolling the stand sideline...never stopped roaring...was it Donnellan from Galway who is involved?

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Re: NFL Div 3
« Reply #104 on: March 16, 2019, 08:24:37 PM »
Not the worst game ever in Longford......Sligo weren't too bad...as seemed to be their trait they fell away in the second half having led at half time.

Their full fwd getting a second yellow early in the 2nd half didn't help the cause.

Longford deserved their win 2-14 to 0-13.

Glad I made the trip and not sit at home to watch Wales v Ireland.
Was there too for my sins. First half was good enough from us, some very good play from the forwards. The second....not so good. The double whammy of Hughes getting red and conceding the goal killed us, the outcome was never in doubt after that. Nice to see the stand in PP back in working order.