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Division 1 2017

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1. Tyrone 2. Dublin 3. Kerry 4. Donegal 5. Mayo 6. Cavan 7. Roscommon 8. Monaghan

ulster83 (Tyrone) - 17/01/2017 13:11:50    1946290

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1. Dublin 2. Kerry 3. Tyrone 4. Cavan 5. Monaghan 6. Mayo 7. Donegal 8. Roscommon

JXV (Mayo) - 17/01/2017 13:33:45    1946300

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1. Dublin 2. Tyrone 3. Kerry 4. Monaghan 5. Mayo 6. Cavan 7. Roscommon 8. Donegal Expect Donegal to struggle after the retirements. Mayo to be only bothered to avoid relegation. Monaghan and Cavan to take it seriously and survive OK. Roscommon might focus on the Championship and depth, rather than give all their secrets out as they did last year! Tyrone take the league seriously, but might struggle for firepower. Kerry just always seem to be in the top 4, despite indifference to the league.

Monaghan08 (Monaghan) - 17/01/2017 13:38:52    1946302

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It's between Dublin and Tyrone to win and Donegal Cavan and Roscommon for relegation imo. Dublin with there strength in depth are always strong in the league Tyrone are improving all the time and have a realistic chance of lifting Sam this year, Donegals best days are behind them and Cavan and Roscommon will be competitive but just don't think there good enough for division 1 football

Kingoreilly (Kildare) - 17/01/2017 13:46:54    1946304

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1. Dublin 2. Kerry 3. Tyrone 4. Donegal 5. Monaghan 6. Mayo 7. Cavan 8. Roscommon

LetterkennyMan (Donegal) - 17/01/2017 13:58:46    1946307

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Any of the six other counties outside Dublin and Kerry could go down

ROS1 (Roscommon) - 17/01/2017 14:08:25    1946309

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Dublin the only team taking the League seriously, the rest hope to avoid relegation, can't see Kerry going down and Mayo have been a division 1 team I think its since mid 90s so that in itself will be something they want to avoid, Roscommon got caught last year pushing the league and then flopped in champ, Tyrone will play every game but doubt if they want to win league, Monaghan, Cavan will want to get game time and gamelan right for the push for Ulster title, Donegal are in danger with players retiring

riverboys (Mayo) - 17/01/2017 14:15:21    1946313

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1. Tyrone 2. Dublin 3. Kerry 4. Donegal 5. Mayo 6. Cavan 7. Roscommon 8. Monaghan ulster83 (Tyrone) - 17/01/2017 13:11:50 @Ulster83 Interesting considering early form in McKenna cup. I see little that upsets status quo, Dublin to continue domination and the pack are mostly interchangeable after Kerry and Mayo.

seanfinn (Monaghan) - 17/01/2017 14:15:42    1946315

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I'd expect relatively changed teams from Gavin during the league campaign so I think there are points there to be got off Dublin. Particularly in the early rounds.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 17/01/2017 14:22:28    1946318

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1. Dublin 2. Kerry 3. Tyrone 4. Mayo 5. Monaghan 6. Roscommon 7. Cavan 8. Donegal Although we wont be taking league as serious as we did last year I still expect us to beat Cavan and Donegal at the very least. Cavan we have always had their number last few years and we bet the ****** out of Donegal last year and with having them at home this time around added into the amount of their retirements and I can see struggling. I think talk of players coming through up their is unjust and they are very overrated

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - 17/01/2017 14:26:43    1946320

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As ever retaining Division 1 status and unearthing a few more options for our Championship 15 is the main goal for Kerry. Anything more is a bonus. We always have a tendency to start the League slowly, but it looks like we will have a bit of momentum going into it this year given our run to the McGrath Cup final on Sunday. I'd certainly welcome a League title if we found ourselves in contention with a couple of games to go. As regards relegation, I'd probably agree with most of the other posters. I think Roscommon could have a case of second year syndrome and drop back to Division 2. I also think Donegal could struggle given they've had to deal with so many players leaving within a few days of each other. They could find themselves in difficulty very quickly, especially if we come out of Letterkenny with a win on the opening day.

TheHermit (Kerry) - 17/01/2017 14:29:46    1946323

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I think the only certainty is Roscommon to be relegated, after that and Dublin winning it, its hard to call, is the semis still on this year? Or is it next the scrapped? About time btw. Monaghan maybe the ones to drop with rossies

royaldunne (Meath) - 17/01/2017 14:46:09    1946332

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1. Tyrone - Always hard to beat in league and think are team to beat this year in general 2. Dublin - expect many to be rested and more than likely they wont be going flat out 3. Kerry - Always there or therabouts 4. Donegal - All this talk of retirments and going downhill is nonsense they still have plenty expeience and wont have gone away mark my words 5. Mayo - Wont be too bothered about league other than surviving 6. Cavan - Barely might avoid relagtion 7. Roscommon - Extremely poor side as proved in last years championship. Don't expect much of them this year 8. Monaghan - One man team springs to mind and dont have much coming through

ulster83 (Tyrone) - 17/01/2017 14:59:40    1946342

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I think the only certainty is Roscommon to be relegated, after that and Dublin winning it, its hard to call, is the semis still on this year? Or is it next the scrapped? About time btw. Monaghan maybe the ones to drop with rossies"
Royaldunne the semi-finals are scrapped this year. Top two in to the Division one final.

OLLIE (Louth) - 17/01/2017 15:01:28    1946345

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Final: Dublin v Mayo Winners: Dublin Relegated: Cavan and Roscommon

OLLIE (Louth) - 17/01/2017 15:06:16    1946346

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I think the only certainty is Roscommon to be relegated, after that and Dublin winning it, its hard to call, is the semis still on this year? Or is it next the scrapped? About time btw. Monaghan maybe the ones to drop with rossies"
Wouldn't be over surprised if we did, League is not a target this year. Our last two managements broke up over excellent leagues but poor championships. McStay knows he's as good as gone unless we get to All Ireland 1/4s, That's the aim. I don't particulary agree with it but for that reason we wont be taking league as seriously as last and have not training like we did last year. Saying that I fully expect us to beat both Donegal and Cavan and hopefully that will keep us ahead of them.

Cuckoosinging (Roscommon) - 17/01/2017 15:06:25    1946348

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Replying To Cuckoosinging:  "1. Dublin 2. Kerry 3. Tyrone 4. Mayo 5. Monaghan 6. Roscommon 7. Cavan 8. Donegal Although we wont be taking league as serious as we did last year I still expect us to beat Cavan and Donegal at the very least. Cavan we have always had their number last few years and we bet the ****** out of Donegal last year and with having them at home this time around added into the amount of their retirements and I can see struggling. I think talk of players coming through up their is unjust and they are very overrated"
This is the thing which holds Roscommon back. Complete and utter blind optimism. Ye think yez are way better than yez are. Then comes the inevitable walloping in the championship.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - 17/01/2017 15:24:25    1946359

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I think we have 4 games at home this year so I'd be hoping we can do enough to avoid relegation. We have some quality coming through and it'll be interesting to see how they step up to senior football. There are places up for grabs on the Donegal team so ideally what I'd like to see from the league is a good few of the younger lads putting their best feet forward in terms of securing a championship place for themselves. Picking a winner I think you'd have to go with Dublin. Their third team is probably going to win the O'Byrne Cup! They have such strength in depth and competition for places that they'll always be the team to beat in the league. I can only see Kerry and maybe Tyrone troubling them.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - 17/01/2017 15:32:13    1946361

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Royaldunne the semi-finals are scrapped this year. Top two in to the Division one final."
Thanks for that Ollie. Not before time, the most ridiculous thing ever

royaldunne (Meath) - 17/01/2017 15:38:17    1946362

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Replying To Lockjaw:  "This is the thing which holds Roscommon back. Complete and utter blind optimism. Ye think yez are way better than yez are. Then comes the inevitable walloping in the championship."
I dont think aiming for a quarter final place is to much to aim for, it might not work out but every team has to have a target. Off course it is completely ignored that roscommon were missing more then half the best team in the championship but anyways i think you should talk to the Tryone poster who thinks no team will come near there team this year about having blind optimism.

ROS1 (Roscommon) - 17/01/2017 15:52:03    1946369

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