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« Reply #30 on: March 04, 2008, 09:48:33 PM »
Started back for pre season training tonight with St Peter's in Manchester. Not a bad session. We're training at Man City's youth acamedy complex, with one of their fitness coaches. His training is excellent and training on the synthetic pitches is great at this time of year. Long way off full fitness though, like many others I imagine.
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« Reply #31 on: March 05, 2008, 08:12:32 AM »
Started back for pre season training tonight with St Peter's in Manchester. Not a bad session. We're training at Man City's youth acamedy complex, with one of their fitness coaches. His training is excellent and training on the synthetic pitches is great at this time of year. Long way off full fitness though, like many others I imagine.

What you make of the new pennine league system then, inisceithleann? I think it should spice things up a bit!!
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« Reply #32 on: March 05, 2008, 09:12:14 AM »
Good man inisceithlann! How are Peter's shaping up this year? Are there many new lads in? It'll take a few more boys to beat Mitchel's this year I'd say.

What's the craic with the new Penine League system Benny? I haven't heard about it.

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« Reply #33 on: March 05, 2008, 09:41:55 AM »
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What's the craic with the new Penine League system Benny? I haven't heard about it.

The Pennine League last year comprised 10 teams playing each other once. It was agreed during the last year that this year’s competition would comprise two leagues with the top six from last year making up division 1 and the bottom four going into division 2 (St. Lawrence’s, St. Brendan’s, John F. Kennedy’s and St. Anne’s) plus Hugh O’Neill’s and possibly Ellan Vannen Gaels from the Isle of Man.

The IOM team are not fielding in the Pennine League and Cuchullain’s from Newcastle replaced them. With many of their players already living in the North East, apparantly Young Irelands agreed to allow them go into the first division and they (YI’s) would play in division 2, though i was speaking to a few YI players and they were not consulted about this and arent too happy about the situation! Each team will play each other both at home and away.
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« Reply #34 on: March 05, 2008, 11:10:36 AM »
Oh right... just spoke to one of my Yorkshire mates and indeed there is a bit of unrest among the troops about being relegated without kicking a ball. Probably the right idea to split it up though as there were some tankings handed out last year.

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« Reply #35 on: March 05, 2008, 12:06:53 PM »
I find it a bit strange though that a team that has never proven it can even field and has never played a match can be automatically put straight into divison one of the pennine league! This decision appears to be made on the basis of some lads leaving young irelands and arrogant boasts from the lads from newcastle! I dont think it would have done Cuchullains any harm to have played div 2 in pennine league for a year and earned their place in div 1!
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« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2008, 08:15:37 PM »
The decision was a bit harsh on Young Ireland's alright, but in fairness their lads who lived in Newcastle had to come a fair old distance to play in Leeds. It probably makes sense though, but there should have been more consultation. We'll all struggle against Mitchel's this year, but they are beatable. Only just beat us in the Senior final last year. How long is it though before Liverpool gets a second team?
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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2008, 12:44:39 PM »
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We'll all struggle against Mitchel's this year, but they are beatable. Only just beat us in the Senior final last year. How long is it though before Liverpool gets a second team?

Think your right there! Mitchells are going to be hard to beat this year, but so they should be..it was only a matter of time before the irish community in Liverpool got their act toghether and fielded a team - theres enough irish in liverpool for at least three teams!
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« Reply #38 on: March 06, 2008, 02:01:47 PM »
I understand what you are sayin gabout the North East team but theres a lot of quality players up there and would be too strong for Div 2 as previous friendly games have proved

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« Reply #39 on: March 06, 2008, 04:23:57 PM »
I understand what you are sayin gabout the North East team but theres a lot of quality players up there and would be too strong for Div 2 as previous friendly games have proved

Who have Cuchullains played in friendly games then? Don't think they've played any of the Yorkshire teams in friendlies!
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« Reply #40 on: March 06, 2008, 04:52:46 PM »
So what if they've beaten teams in friendlies, Young Irelands played them last year up in newcastle and beat them, yet young irelands are the team put into div 2.
I dont understand how a team can be put into div 1 purely on hearsay. Yet again the county board has made a co*k up, and the season hasnt even started!

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« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2008, 11:40:48 AM »
Sad to see the demise of St.Brendan's.  When I was there, we were the team to beat.  Mitchells have always had a team, in fact a former player, part Chinese, part Afro-Carribean was the captain of the Lancs U-21 team when we won the UK Championship in 1988.  A great player he was too.

I hope the Penning League takes off as it has been mooted for years and always spluttered to a halt in the '80s.  It would be wonderful if the Manx team works out.
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« Reply #42 on: March 15, 2008, 02:18:11 PM »
First games in the Pennine League - March 30:

Div. 1 -
St. Peter's v Oisins (Manchester) 1.00pm
John Mitchel's v Cuchullains (Scott Hall Leeds) 1.00pm
St. Benedicts Harps v Bros. Pearse (Beeston Leeds) 1.00pm

Div. 2 -
St. Lawrence's v St. Brendan's (Manchester) 1.00pm
St. Ann's v John F. Kennedy's (Manchester)1.00pm
Young Irelands v Hugh O'Neill's (Scott Hall Leeds) 2.15pm

Predictions?
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« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2008, 09:57:29 PM »



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« Reply #44 on: March 29, 2008, 10:10:19 AM »
Any truth in the rumour that St. Peter's aren't fielding against Oisins on Sunday? If so, why?
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