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Anyone know where I can get the full fixture list for the 2018 Connacht FBD League? The Connacht GAA website is a disaster for fixtures and results in comparison to the other provincial websites. I have our own fixtures thanks to Mayo GAA.

LeftHalfBack10 (Mayo) - Posts: 12 - 19/12/2017 09:53:04    2065571

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4454 - 19/12/2017 10:04:08    2065572

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The venues and throw in times.

03.01.18 (Wed)
Round 1
Sligo V Galway - 7PM , Venue: Tourlestane
Leitrim V Roscommon 7PM , Venue: Leitrim COE

07.01.18 (Sun)
Round 2
Mayo V Galway 2PM , Venue: MacHale Park
Leitrim V Sligo 2 PM , Venue: Ballinamore

10.01.18 (Wed)
Round 3
Roscommon V Sligo 7PM , Venue: Kiltoom
Mayo V Leitrim 7PM , Venue: MacHale Park

14.01.18 (Sun)
Round 4
Roscommon V Mayo 2PM , Venue: Dr Hyde Park
Galway V Leitrim 2PM , Venue: Clonbur GAA Club

21.01.18 (Sun)
Round 5
Galway V Roscommon 2PM , Venue: Tuam Stadium
Sligo V Mayo 2PM , Venue: TBC

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2070 - 20/12/2017 00:36:06    2065647

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Thanks.

LeftHalfBack10 (Mayo) - Posts: 12 - 20/12/2017 09:37:57    2065654

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I don't know about the other counties but The Mayo first team will be on the team holiday for he first 2 games so a chance to see the younger emerging talent and fringe players. I wouldn't play the first team at all for the FBD league.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8943 - 20/12/2017 22:07:00    2065728

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I know Galway will be missing quite a few as well, but the difference is we need a few newbies and younger players to step up in many positions whereas Mayo probably really only need maybe 1/2 forwards. Ye are sorted everywhere else... Last stand for Kevin Walsh..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1250 - 20/12/2017 22:44:40    2065731

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Replying To Belclare1:  "I know Galway will be missing quite a few as well, but the difference is we need a few newbies and younger players to step up in many positions whereas Mayo probably really only need maybe 1/2 forwards. Ye are sorted everywhere else... Last stand for Kevin Walsh.."
We really need to be beating ye this year in championship...can't let it happen three years in a row ;) Another backdoor adventure is not what this Mayo team needs I feel..especially with the new format.
Lots to come before then though with FBD and NFL meetings between us to come. Will be interesting to see how Galway do in division 1.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8943 - 20/12/2017 22:54:13    2065733

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We really need to be beating ye this year in championship...can't let it happen three years in a row ;) Another backdoor adventure is not what this Mayo team needs I feel..especially with the new format.
Lots to come before then though with FBD and NFL meetings between us to come. Will be interesting to see how Galway do in division 1."
Agree.. im looking forward to locking horns with ye outside the championship format first.. i think we will struggle in Div 1 esp with the likes of Michael Daly out long term as is Cummins O Donnell and o Curraoin. Ye are well used to this Div and expierience will show..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1250 - 20/12/2017 22:58:19    2065734

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We really need to be beating ye this year in championship...can't let it happen three years in a row ;) Another backdoor adventure is not what this Mayo team needs I feel..especially with the new format.
Lots to come before then though with FBD and NFL meetings between us to come. Will be interesting to see how Galway do in division 1."
i Think Mayo will go all out to win Connacht this year. Although they came so close to Sam last two years they still have nothing won under Rochford and he will not want to look back on his time as Mayo manager in years to come if they fail to win Sam and achieved nothing even at provincial level.

On missing players for FBD mayo were in the same boat last year with team holiday until that famous day in Kiltoom when they returned.

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 695 - 21/12/2017 08:10:38    2065744

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "i Think Mayo will go all out to win Connacht this year. Although they came so close to Sam last two years they still have nothing won under Rochford and he will not want to look back on his time as Mayo manager in years to come if they fail to win Sam and achieved nothing even at provincial level.

On missing players for FBD mayo were in the same boat last year with team holiday until that famous day in Kiltoom when they returned."
Back kissing crests and blowing Kisses to the crowd... In fairness that was the satrt for some year for him!!

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1250 - 21/12/2017 10:13:43    2065754

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "i Think Mayo will go all out to win Connacht this year. Although they came so close to Sam last two years they still have nothing won under Rochford and he will not want to look back on his time as Mayo manager in years to come if they fail to win Sam and achieved nothing even at provincial level.

On missing players for FBD mayo were in the same boat last year with team holiday until that famous day in Kiltoom when they returned."
bad news for the Rossies then.

Vishred (Mayo) - Posts: 160 - 21/12/2017 14:00:23    2065781

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Replying To Belclare1:  "Back kissing crests and blowing Kisses to the crowd... In fairness that was the satrt for some year for him!!"
On a personal level won sweet f all though

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - Posts: 695 - 21/12/2017 14:19:10    2065784

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We really need to be beating ye this year in championship...can't let it happen three years in a row ;) Another backdoor adventure is not what this Mayo team needs I feel..especially with the new format.
Lots to come before then though with FBD and NFL meetings between us to come. Will be interesting to see how Galway do in division 1."
A trip to the backdoor and into the same group as Tyrone and Dublin for super 8s, with Dublin visiting McHale park.
I'd take it.

BlastCalyle (Mayo) - Posts: 193 - 21/12/2017 14:29:38    2065785

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Great draw for a Leitrim team full of newcomers in Castlebar tonight against a Mayo second string but had a few expierienced heads as well. Well done Leitrim

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1250 - 10/01/2018 20:38:47    2067704

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Mayo had 10 first time starters last night and three more first time starters that came on. A disappointing game with lots of mistakes and one must take into account the horrendous weathers.

Still it was the same for Leitrim and they deserved the draw. Great crowd of over 1,600 at the game.

Now hopefully this fog lifts for tomorrow night or we could have a repeat of the Dublin game a few years ago.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8943 - 11/01/2018 18:22:29    2067854

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Watched the few minute highlights of that Mayo Leitrim game on youtube. A few things that stood out was a lot of light players on the Mayo team and they will need a lot of strength and conditioning to make step up to senior level. The standard of the pitch. It seemed to be cutting up badly and now another game is to be played on it tomorrow night.

around 2,000 turned up for last Sundays called off game and 1600 last night surely the Mayo county board can fix these elsewhere and keep these games away from MacHale at this time of year

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 1794 - 11/01/2018 20:43:56    2067870

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Watched the few minute highlights of that Mayo Leitrim game on youtube. A few things that stood out was a lot of light players on the Mayo team and they will need a lot of strength and conditioning to make step up to senior level. The standard of the pitch. It seemed to be cutting up badly and now another game is to be played on it tomorrow night.

around 2,000 turned up for last Sundays called off game and 1600 last night surely the Mayo county board can fix these elsewhere and keep these games away from MacHale at this time of year"
Bar Ballina I am not sure there is another location in Mayo for to hold the crowd. You have the floor lights in Castlebar plus everybody can be accommodated in the stand.

Windy Bekan would have been fun to stand out in under last nights monsoon.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8943 - 11/01/2018 22:15:01    2067881

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600/700 in Kiltoom last night. Tomorrow night in McHale will probably hit 2000 again and I am sure there will be another 2000 for latest installment of the Ros/Mayo saga in the Hyde on Sunday. Not bad crowds for a competition no one cares about .

facethepuckout (Roscommon) - Posts: 149 - 11/01/2018 22:45:11    2067889

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Replying To facethepuckout:  "600/700 in Kiltoom last night. Tomorrow night in McHale will probably hit 2000 again and I am sure there will be another 2000 for latest installment of the Ros/Mayo saga in the Hyde on Sunday. Not bad crowds for a competition no one cares about ."
Wasn't there 900 people in Annaduff for the opening game between Leitrim and Roscommon last week? Great crowds.

LeftHalfBack10 (Mayo) - Posts: 12 - 11/01/2018 23:30:35    2067898

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Agreed, great crowds at it. The only quibble I'd have is the timing of these pre-season competitions, which has led to the negligence of Mayo having to play three games in five days when pitches are at their worst. Why not play these off in February next season, and move the NFL back a month? After all, there's often a huge lag between the conclusion of the league and beginning of the championship anyway, which could be as long as 2-3 months in some cases.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1459 - 12/01/2018 09:01:06    2067910

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