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Smurfy123

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« Reply #34560 on: July 21, 2021, 05:38:57 PM »
If someone in the county board would come out and admit they made an absolute balls of the leagues. Corn an Duin started 9 weeks ago why could the leagues not have started with 18 games and the normal started system like every year?
In a 9 game league as was mentioned here every point is vital
In this weather what a disaster that we will have no matches to attend on Friday

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« Reply #34561 on: July 22, 2021, 01:06:36 PM »
If someone in the county board would come out and admit they made an absolute balls of the leagues. Corn an Duin started 9 weeks ago why could the leagues not have started with 18 games and the normal started system like every year?
In a 9 game league as was mentioned here every point is vital
In this weather what a disaster that we will have no matches to attend on Friday

They didn't make a balls of the leagues, at the time it was the right call but unfortunately covid has raised its head again and we didn't make hay while the sun shined so therefore we have no competitive football played and it's frustrating for everyone involved.

Covid is one thing but clubs being held to ransom by an u20 development squad is a bigger issue. Surprised clubs allowing this to happen. Outcome of tonight's meeting will be interesting.

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« Reply #34562 on: July 22, 2021, 01:14:54 PM »
If someone in the county board would come out and admit they made an absolute balls of the leagues. Corn an Duin started 9 weeks ago why could the leagues not have started with 18 games and the normal started system like every year?
In a 9 game league as was mentioned here every point is vital
In this weather what a disaster that we will have no matches to attend on Friday

They didn't make a balls of the leagues, at the time it was the right call but unfortunately covid has raised its head again and we didn't make hay while the sun shined so therefore we have no competitive football played and it's frustrating for everyone involved.

Covid is one thing but clubs being held to ransom by an u20 development squad is a bigger issue. Surprised clubs allowing this to happen. Outcome of tonight's meeting will be interesting.

Next season the county board will have to tell the senior and u20 that club players have to play in club league and not play 14 days before championship games, get back to the starred system.
This season we need a quick fix to get the games up and running and there is only one real option.


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« Reply #34563 on: July 22, 2021, 04:15:53 PM »
How did they not make a balls of it?
How was it not the right time to start the league at the start of May?
Why not start the league instead of a Mickey Mouse competition that wasnít taking seriously

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« Reply #34564 on: July 22, 2021, 09:27:56 PM »
County board meeting tonight has given a few surprises.. no relegation this year from division 1 and going back to 12 teams next year.. senior matches start next Thursday night.. obviously starred for u20 panel.. let the chastising beginÖ.

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« Reply #34565 on: July 22, 2021, 09:53:51 PM »
So no relegation from any division ? And all games tomorrow off and re fixed for next Thursday ? Is that the result of tonight ?

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« Reply #34566 on: July 22, 2021, 10:02:55 PM »
So no relegation from any division ? And all games tomorrow off and re fixed for next Thursday ? Is that the result of tonight ?

No, any games scheduled for tomorrow go ahead.. Games scheduled for next Friday will be brought forward to Thursday.

Also any Covid postponements will result in a forfeit given the short timeframe before the championship commences.

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« Reply #34567 on: July 23, 2021, 08:34:05 AM »
County board meeting tonight has given a few surprises.. no relegation this year from division 1 and going back to 12 teams next year.. senior matches start next Thursday night.. obviously starred for u20 panel.. let the chastising beginÖ.

I think everyone should be happy with games going ahead now, clubs cannot get off with bull shit excuses, good luck to all teams

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« Reply #34568 on: July 23, 2021, 12:22:23 PM »
Brilliant news. Well done County Board on a good decision. They get enough stick from us when they f**k up so fair play to them on making the right call...

Just a pity no games tonight worth talking about, roll on next week

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« Reply #34569 on: July 25, 2021, 11:01:56 AM »
Good that the county board made a call and now league matches continue regardless
Credit where it is due
They seem problems may arise and dealt with it
Went to Rostrevor and Mayobridge on Friday night good first 45 then the bridge pulled away final quarter
Rostrevor very much in transition with lots of young lads and I think they may struggle this year without Mooney
What is going on in An Riocht beat by 20 points by Downpatrick? Are Downpatrick really that far ahead of them?

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« Reply #34570 on: July 25, 2021, 01:20:05 PM »
Good that the county board made a call and now league matches continue regardless
Credit where it is due
They seem problems may arise and dealt with it
Went to Rostrevor and Mayobridge on Friday night good first 45 then the bridge pulled away final quarter
Rostrevor very much in transition with lots of young lads and I think they may struggle this year without Mooney
What is going on in An Riocht beat by 20 points by Downpatrick? Are Downpatrick really that far ahead of them?
Kingdom missing 6 starters due to isolation. Only had 3/4 subs with them but looked second best all over the field

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« Reply #34571 on: July 25, 2021, 07:08:00 PM »
Any players I've talked to are totally fucked off. Glorified friendlies was the most used phrase.

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« Reply #34572 on: July 25, 2021, 08:05:54 PM »
Any players I've talked to are totally fucked off. Glorified friendlies was the most used phrase.

Iím unsure as to how this could possibly be true . Any team newly promoted will be delighted as they get a free pass in the division for a year to improve . Any team who normally struggle equally so And for any team with aspirations of a top two finish nothing changes . Iíd say this is negativity for negativityís sake

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« Reply #34573 on: July 25, 2021, 08:35:48 PM »
Absolutely. Almost unanimous agreement among the clubs. Most players and coaches Iíve spoken to are delighted to be playing league football. Letís hope Covid gives us a clear run at it

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« Reply #34574 on: July 26, 2021, 08:48:53 AM »
Any info on the two Div1 games last week? Heard Mayobridge were mightily impressive all over the park, with Shane Annette, Kevin McClorey and Corey Quinn impressing...Corey racking up 3-6

Rostrevor are a poor enough for Division 1...and when a couple of the old guard call it a day I think they'll struggle massively...they will be thankful of the free pass for another year in Div 1.

Any word on the Kilcoo/Ford game? Expected that to be a tanking tbh...5pts is much closer than most people would've thought...Did Kilcoo have an experimental team out?

Some good games to look forward to over the next few weeks...Burren will be the one to watch this year