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Divisions 4, 5 & 6

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I have always been against 2nd teams entering 1st team leagues. Unless of course the clubs 1st and 2nd teams are completely seperate. It will inevitably cause problems and as far as I can see the only teams it benefits is the bigger clubs. Imagine a club in division 3 training all Winter to get ready for a season and then they come up against the second team of another club, on a Tuesday night, most likely away as most clubs in division 3 wouldn't have lights, probably weakened if they have lads away working or in college, beaten due to a bad performance or being understrength. How is that going to do confidence or morale any good?

hit_them_hard (Louth) - Posts: 140 - 20/09/2016 21:13:36    1917163

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The system is in place now Santy.....needs to be embraced

Shearer (Louth) - Posts: 731 - 21/09/2016 14:10:36    1917459

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Just on the topic I see someone has mentioned it. The likes of the Cuchulainn Gaels who were relegated on the playoff in division 3. Realistically they won't get back into division 3 now. This will end up hindering any progress they had this year. No lad is gonna wsnt to stay and play in division 4 against top senior team second teams like it's just nt fair on the lads. Granted there may be some positives about making it more competitive but for the club's who can only but out one team. This is so damaging for them

paulo94 (Louth) - Posts: 127 - 21/09/2016 19:26:29    1917656

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Replying To paulo94:  "Just on the topic I see someone has mentioned it. The likes of the Cuchulainn Gaels who were relegated on the playoff in division 3. Realistically they won't get back into division 3 now. This will end up hindering any progress they had this year. No lad is gonna wsnt to stay and play in division 4 against top senior team second teams like it's just nt fair on the lads. Granted there may be some positives about making it more competitive but for the club's who can only but out one team. This is so damaging for them"
if they are committed to the club why wouldn't they stay? where would they go anyway?

The system looks fine to me. It could have been D'hill or the Mitchels that finished 2nd last and end up going down. and as bad as they were Cuchulainn Gaels were even worse.

so its unfortunate but to me it doesn't look unfair at all.

moresthepity (Louth) - Posts: 223 - 21/09/2016 20:16:03    1917686

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It's only the first year of this system, can ye not give it a couple of years to see if clubs find their level? If it doesn't work out, it can always revert back to the way it was.

m_the_d (None) - Posts: 1092 - 21/09/2016 21:11:18    1917722

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i think its a great idea, and give it a chance, I f anything cuchullain gaels will be playing a better standard of teams which can only help them when they play in the championship. Give it a go and I think its a proactive idea.

santy (Louth) - Posts: 151 - 22/09/2016 11:46:51    1917871

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If 2nd teams are to be promoted/relegated freely through all divisions, then they need to be completely separate from their clubs 1st team side, not just a "Top 12". This is how it works in other counties, and it is the only fair and progressive way of doing it.
If the county board stick with the "Top 12" scenario for a 2nd team competing above div 4, then it will be at the detriment of at least 10 clubs in this county.

Banisteoir (Louth) - Posts: 60 - 22/09/2016 12:14:07    1917887

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DYI's beat Annagh Rvrs Friday to retain Div5 status in Darver......2-08 to 1-07

Shearer (Louth) - Posts: 731 - 26/09/2016 10:07:30    1919126

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No shock there then.

gooch13 (Louth) - Posts: 656 - 26/09/2016 18:59:10    1919410

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