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Replying To Pericles:  "It's easy to forget Hermit, but Donegal dropped down last year so will be opening their campaign for likely promotion back up to Div 1 against Clare (I think).

What you're saying about UCC reflects very badly on Cork more than anything... hard to believe they're being outnumbered in what should largely be a side dominated by their own. That 5 year plan would want to be a good one!"
Jesus totally forgot Donegal dropped down!!

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5109 - 18/01/2019 18:24:17    2158069

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Replying To Dubsfan28:  "It's the Scots that day, but your point on the jars still stands.....regardless of the rugby ;)"
Scott's so , not so bad.
RTÉ are showing the Kerry v Dublin game live so that might put a stop to yer supporters gallop.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 9854 - 18/01/2019 19:08:48    2158072

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It's hard to know where Cavan are. A new manager who is double jobbing. A lot of younger players in and some injuries going into the league. The new lads have a lot of conditioning work to do. Could be comfortably mid table or lose every game.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1466 - 18/01/2019 20:03:57    2158083

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Half of our Connacht final team from last June will not be available for selection as we commence our league campaign on January 26th it is what it is so we must get on with it. Training wise nothing out of the norm under new management the "over-do winter peaking" of 2016 was a bit of myth. All logic points to relegation for us but in the past we have defied logic. We have 4 games at home and the distance to travel for away game isn't that far. Looking forward to another year of Div one football, we have earned the right to once again play against the best of the best a far cry from the time that was were stuck down in Div 3 playing the likes of Wicklow,Wexford,Antrim.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2233 - 18/01/2019 23:45:18    2158117

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I will pick Kerry to win it and Roscommon and Cavan to be relegated. My tips this weekend to win are Mayo, Kerry, Dublin and Galway.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12129 - 24/01/2019 13:25:23    2159282

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Dublin and Tyrone top 2, little Roscommon and Monaghan for the drop

IamADragon (Cavan) - Posts: 261 - 24/01/2019 14:01:51    2159291

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What are the football games on tv this weekend?

I know Dublin Monaghan is on the Irish channel

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 25/01/2019 11:51:34    2159438

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "What are the football games on tv this weekend?

I know Dublin Monaghan is on the Irish channel"
Mayo v Roscommon on Eir tomorrow night.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2202 - 25/01/2019 12:17:25    2159443

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Half of our Connacht final team from last June will not be available for selection as we commence our league campaign on January 26th it is what it is so we must get on with it. Training wise nothing out of the norm under new management the "over-do winter peaking" of 2016 was a bit of myth. All logic points to relegation for us but in the past we have defied logic. We have 4 games at home and the distance to travel for away game isn't that far. Looking forward to another year of Div one football, we have earned the right to once again play against the best of the best a far cry from the time that was were stuck down in Div 3 playing the likes of Wicklow,Wexford,Antrim."
Not picking a fight but whats going on in roscommon? every year or even every match you play there's at least half your team missing.
but anyway the league!!! Cavan to go down alongside someone else. most likely Roscommon, could be Kerry or Galway.
Cavan people hear mentioning Monaghan are just trying to wind, not a chance of that happening, Monaghan are a serious outfit.
I can't say who's missing from Cavan, from last years team that played the league final there's probably 5/6 missing at least, how many of those are vital to Cavan performing? maybe 2........In fact some of them aren't even in the panel this year!!!!! Cavan must have at least 100 fellas that are capable of coming into the team and doing a job. the turnover of players is unbelievable. two promotions to div 1 in 2 calendar years and still losing lads!!!!! or lads being dropped. its one of the anomalies of county squads over the past 7/8 years. the one problem that remains constant with cavan is the lack of a ''Mc Manus'' ''Murphy'' ''Mxc Mahon'' etc

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 381 - 25/01/2019 12:48:41    2159458

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Mayo, Kerry, Monaghan and Galway all to win in Round 1 of the NFL.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 752 - 25/01/2019 19:59:18    2159547

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Replying To theweanling:  "Not picking a fight but whats going on in roscommon? every year or even every match you play there's at least half your team missing.
but anyway the league!!! Cavan to go down alongside someone else. most likely Roscommon, could be Kerry or Galway.
Cavan people hear mentioning Monaghan are just trying to wind, not a chance of that happening, Monaghan are a serious outfit.
I can't say who's missing from Cavan, from last years team that played the league final there's probably 5/6 missing at least, how many of those are vital to Cavan performing? maybe 2........In fact some of them aren't even in the panel this year!!!!! Cavan must have at least 100 fellas that are capable of coming into the team and doing a job. the turnover of players is unbelievable. two promotions to div 1 in 2 calendar years and still losing lads!!!!! or lads being dropped. its one of the anomalies of county squads over the past 7/8 years. the one problem that remains constant with cavan is the lack of a ''Mc Manus'' ''Murphy'' ''Mxc Mahon'' etc"
What's going on for us is that we've simply a huge turnover in players. We have a very young pool of players who give great commitment to the county but as young men pursuing careers and dreams some have left for reasons that are totally understandable. There is more to life than Gaelic football. Yes we'd like the best Roscommon players donning the Jersey but that's life. I'm just hopeful that some year in the future that we will have all players available and we'll then be well well placed. We are very proud of our players and county team either way and all that said we still have an outside chance of staying up!!

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 919 - 25/01/2019 20:33:40    2159557

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Kerry, Monaghan, Mayo and Cavan all to win!

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 337 - 25/01/2019 23:21:05    2159593

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Kerry v Tyrone- draw
Monaghan v dublin - monaghan
Mayo v rosscomon - mayo
Galway v Cavan- Galway

farneygael (Monaghan) - Posts: 141 - 26/01/2019 11:44:31    2159632

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Seems like a race to the bottom this year, with no county particularly showing a fitness or desire to be competitive in the league.

Was reading a few of the match threads and all the posts fairly the same, either teams way of the pace, new lads being tried and supporters not having to much expectation for one reason or other.

All to play for really, would love to see one Monaghan, Galway or Mayo bring it home this year, would all deserve it for different reasons in my opinion.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3016 - 29/01/2019 10:54:22    2160656

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Seems like a race to the bottom this year, with no county particularly showing a fitness or desire to be competitive in the league.

Was reading a few of the match threads and all the posts fairly the same, either teams way of the pace, new lads being tried and supporters not having to much expectation for one reason or other.

All to play for really, would love to see one Monaghan, Galway or Mayo bring it home this year, would all deserve it for different reasons in my opinion."
We are one game in...how is it a race to the bottom? Dublin hammering every team in sight is great for Dublin fans but the rest of the country generally tune out if that's happening.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 29/01/2019 14:08:25    2160725

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Interesting piece on Monaghan in the Irish news today.
https://www.irishnews.com/sport/gaafootball/2019/01/29/news/kicking-out-monaghan-overdue-a-bit-of-respect-1538505/

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 673 - 29/01/2019 16:37:43    2160757

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Replying To yew_tree:  "We are one game in...how is it a race to the bottom? Dublin hammering every team in sight is great for Dublin fans but the rest of the country generally tune out if that's happening."
Fair point, just seems to me most counties seem to have needs at the moment and the majority of fans dont fancy their own coutnies chances and could make for a very competitive different league this year.

Not sure i mentioned Dublin, but how in ever, get it off your chest.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3016 - 29/01/2019 16:37:52    2160758

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Seems like a race to the bottom this year, with no county particularly showing a fitness or desire to be competitive in the league.

Was reading a few of the match threads and all the posts fairly the same, either teams way of the pace, new lads being tried and supporters not having to much expectation for one reason or other.

All to play for really, would love to see one Monaghan, Galway or Mayo bring it home this year, would all deserve it for different reasons in my opinion."
What a strange comment. It is still January.

greysoil (Monaghan) - Posts: 673 - 29/01/2019 16:39:05    2160759

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Replying To greysoil:  "What a strange comment. It is still January."
Thats fair enough, maybe im over nuanceing it, seemed to me in recent years the vogue to do was to go full pelt in the league and take it all very seriously.

Just feels a bit different to me this year, a lot of teams seem under cooked or focusing on transition, or giving lads extra time of or whatever.

That may just freshen up the league and maybe a bit more competitive or perhaps a more variant outcome to previous years.

I wondered had teams looked at the S8's for example and the frequency and recovery period in games and is the emphasis on a different fitness regime with an eye to peaking for them or developing a wider panel in the league to draw on in the heat of the summer and does this change the meaning to be gleaned in the league this year. Just feels to me teams are approaching it a bit differently this year to the last few.

But fair point its still early and all that.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3016 - 29/01/2019 16:51:08    2160761

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Very good start for Kerry and a good chance of picking up another 2pts

That'll be them on 4. Looking at their games at home they'll be in with a great chance of making a final

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 19698 - 29/01/2019 16:54:05    2160763

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