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Westmeath, Wexford and Limerick will be all battling it out for the top two promotion spots. Final: Westmeath v Wexford Winners: Westmeath

OLLIE (Louth) - 17/01/2017 15:19:44    1946355

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id go along with your analysis ollie - i think and hope limerick will challenge - was at the mcgrath cup game v clare on wednesday night - saw enough to suggest we have hope for the season - have wexford away and westmeath at home in first two games , playing kerry in mcgrath cup will be good for them -- in the last two years we ran clare close in championship and competed well in 21s. So hopefully we can get promotion.

janesboro (Limerick) - 17/01/2017 17:34:58    1946414

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Westmeath, Wexford and Limerick will be all battling it out for the top two promotion spots. Final: Westmeath v Wexford Winners: Westmeath"
Something like that alright. Maybe the final result will be a chopping and changing among those three counties, but it's impossible to see either Leitrim, Carlow, Wicklow, Waterford or London breaking into the top two. Maybe one of them will steal third place, but that's about it.

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - 17/01/2017 17:45:41    1946426

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Westmeath, Wexford and Limerick will be all battling it out for the top two promotion spots. Final: Westmeath v Wexford Winners: Westmeath"
Id go along with that.

royaldunne (Meath) - 17/01/2017 18:00:18    1946435

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Westmeath for promotion along with Wexford. Carlow may surprise one or two.

ziggy32001 (Meath) - 17/01/2017 18:16:26    1946441

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One would imagine it's between Westmeath, Wexford and Limerick. I'll go for Westmeath and Limerick.......maybe.

Richieq (Meath) - 17/01/2017 18:42:40    1946452

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This looks the easiest to call Westmeath v Wexford with Westmeath coming out on top.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - 18/01/2017 13:05:47    1946631

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Yeah a 3 horse race between Westmeath, Wexford & Limerick. Westmeath were a division 1 team not that long ago and if Wexford football had the same backing as hurling in their county, they would be Division 2 team at least. It will be tough for Limerick to get promoted especially with our best player out of the league and our best defender from last year going with the hurlers this year.

county man (Limerick) - 22/01/2017 21:39:56    1947908

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Limerick must have played well today County man and your u21s are winning games too.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 22/01/2017 21:52:23    1947916

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Replying To Jack_Sparrow:  "Limerick must have played well today County man and your u21s are winning games too."
played very well , really played well i know its only the mcgrath cup - but this gives us hope

janesboro (Limerick) - 23/01/2017 11:29:40    1948028

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Wexford have main rivals Limerick & Westmeath at home, so should be top 2. Expect Limerick to get 2nd ahead of Westmeath. Carlow depending on injuries/suspensions might sneak into 2nd, but need a lot to go their way. Div 4 might end up like: Wexford Limerick Westmeath Carlow Leitrim Wicklow Waterford London

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - 24/01/2017 22:23:17    1948584

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How confident are other teams? We know it's going to be tough to go to limerick and Wexford but all our other fixtures are foregone conclusions. It's just a matter of showing up tbh. I can see the likes of Leitrim or Wicklow taking points off Wexford and Limerick. For me I think Westmeath to top with Limerick in second.

XPAC (Westmeath) - 26/01/2017 17:41:41    1949023

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Replying To XPAC:  "How confident are other teams? We know it's going to be tough to go to limerick and Wexford but all our other fixtures are foregone conclusions. It's just a matter of showing up tbh. I can see the likes of Leitrim or Wicklow taking points off Wexford and Limerick. For me I think Westmeath to top with Limerick in second."
wexford v limerick next week is a real biggie - whoever wins that has great chance of going up,

janesboro (Limerick) - 26/01/2017 18:03:10    1949031

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We have Carlow. I think we'll win that but the next fixture at the Gaelic grounds won't be easy given limericks good showing in the McGrath cup. It will be alot tighter than last year but hopefully we'll come out on top and get the job done.

XPAC (Westmeath) - 26/01/2017 18:47:36    1949044

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Replying To XPAC:  "We have Carlow. I think we'll win that but the next fixture at the Gaelic grounds won't be easy given limericks good showing in the McGrath cup. It will be alot tighter than last year but hopefully we'll come out on top and get the job done."
Have limerick and westmeath played that much over the years, i saw ye win under 21s in1999 in gaelic grounds, played ye in 21s semi following year and won - brought 8k fans to mullingar for final v tyrone, ye beat us by about 7 points in 2001 qualifier was at that one too in the old gaelic grounds, - ye made quarters that year i think, 2003 ye beat us in croke park in division 2league final , 2006 ye beat us by a point in a qualifer (didnt see that one coz i was following hurlers against offaly that night) , have we played ye since in football (played ye in the hurling last two seasons), was at the league game last year double header with hurlers - boy was it cold that night

janesboro (Limerick) - 26/01/2017 22:33:38    1949092

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Fair play janeboro. You have a good memory. That 2003 final in Croker was a good game. We won by the skin of our teeth. Remember that u21 semi final well too. Think it was a Wednesday night in Portlaoise. As a piece of trivia I'm pretty sure Niall Breslin aka Bressie off the telly came on as a sub in that game. We were favourites then whereas in 1999 we were underdogs which seemed to suit us better. When you look at the Kerry team against us in 99 it was a great achievement to win that All Ireland. Also remember the was it a goal or wasn't it controversy in the hurling in Mullingar.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 27/01/2017 20:15:38    1949323

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Wexford look to have a strong team out this weekend including Brosnan, Lyng and Banville in the forwards.

Jack_Sparrow (Westmeath) - 03/02/2017 20:58:43    1951680

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Wexford beat Limerick Westmeath drew with Carlow Leitrim beat Wicklow Waterford beat London Any changes to predictions for this division? How will Westmeath's draw with underdogs Carlow affect them? Does this hand Limerick a lifeline? And could Carlow, Leitrim or Waterford surprise people by their final league position on April 2?

Tacaí Liatroma (Leitrim) - 06/02/2017 14:37:05    1952756

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Replying To Tacaí Liatroma:  "Wexford beat Limerick Westmeath drew with Carlow Leitrim beat Wicklow Waterford beat London Any changes to predictions for this division? How will Westmeath's draw with underdogs Carlow affect them? Does this hand Limerick a lifeline? And could Carlow, Leitrim or Waterford surprise people by their final league position on April 2?"
hands limerick a lifeline but we have to beat westmeath next weekend - fine win leitrim

janesboro (Limerick) - 06/02/2017 14:53:09    1952772

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Replying To XPAC:  "We have Carlow. I think we'll win that but the next fixture at the Gaelic grounds won't be easy given limericks good showing in the McGrath cup. It will be alot tighter than last year but hopefully we'll come out on top and get the job done."
This will be a tricky old division for the teams that expected to walk it. Westmeath were lucky to get the draw v Carlow. Leitrim based on a great u-21 side went to Wicklow & got a seriously good win. Wexford beat Limerick in the so called battle of the top 3. Div 4 will be a tough old battle for the likes of Westmeath who come here from 2 leinster finals. Rather than a 3 way fight for 2 places as all bookies/predictions had, I reckon it's 2 from 5. Wexford are favourites now & got off to a great start with a win over Limerick, have Westmeath at home too. So would expect Wexford to win Div 4 & then a fight for 2nd between Limerick, Carlow, Westmeath & Leitrim. Can see Waterford, Wicklow and London finishing bottom 3 in that order.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - 07/02/2017 23:50:48    1953487

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