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Was at the Summerhill v Simonstown today. Tough game with Simonstown winning. Simonstown defense very good with the full back and especially centre back prominent. Good win for the Gaels especially after their defeat to Don/Ashbourne during the week. Tight division now with Simonsown on 6pts with all games played and Summerhill and Don/Ash on 4 pts each with a game left. Don/Ash got a walkover today. Looks like the three teams could finish on 6pts. Is it decided on points difference then ? Is this fair with walkovers?

meathtruandtru (Meath) - Posts: 2 - 28/09/2019 23:16:03    2239918

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Replying To meathtruandtru:  "Was at the Summerhill v Simonstown today. Tough game with Simonstown winning. Simonstown defense very good with the full back and especially centre back prominent. Good win for the Gaels especially after their defeat to Don/Ashbourne during the week. Tight division now with Simonsown on 6pts with all games played and Summerhill and Don/Ash on 4 pts each with a game left. Don/Ash got a walkover today. Looks like the three teams could finish on 6pts. Is it decided on points difference then ? Is this fair with walkovers?"
See there was a walkover in the other group too! I don't understand how a team in division 1 has to give a walkover

Royalblufill (Meath) - Posts: 207 - 29/09/2019 10:18:32    2239968

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Am I right in saying the St. Ultan's/Cortown Gaels/Round Towers is 4 clubs in one team? How can they not assemble 15 players between the 4 of them to field? They've no adult football to play, it's during the school/college year so holidays aren't an issue, I doubt any 15 to 17 year olds have unavoidable work commitments...

CastleBravo (Meath) - Posts: 1268 - 29/09/2019 10:57:53    2239979

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Replying To Royalblufill:  "See there was a walkover in the other group too! I don't understand how a team in division 1 has to give a walkover"
Unacceptable that walkovers are given particularly in Div 1 competition.
The other walkover was given by a combination team of 4 clubs.
They need to seriously review allowing these set ups be allowed into Div 1 in future at the expense of clubs that are there for all ages up and not just brought together to try and win a minor

showforit (Meath) - Posts: 135 - 29/09/2019 11:02:21    2239981

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The main down side with minor been at u17 is once lads are finished playing minor a lot of them just aren't ready for adults football so they end up falling away.most lads aren't ready for adult footballer until they are at least 18 or 19 in my opinion

bobjaffacake (Meath) - Posts: 1387 - 30/09/2019 11:10:37    2240246

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Replying To bobjaffacake:  "The main down side with minor been at u17 is once lads are finished playing minor a lot of them just aren't ready for adults football so they end up falling away.most lads aren't ready for adult footballer until they are at least 18 or 19 in my opinion"
Yes totally agree especially in the lower divisions of minor ( under 17 ) . I think few will play adult with the gap now between minor and adult too big for these players to bridge the gap physically . Serious strength and conditioning programmes need installed in clubs and adhered to give the few young players willing to commit a chance . Any club that does not do this will never get close to winning a championship and management teams need to monitor this

Bear10 (Meath) - Posts: 268 - 30/09/2019 13:44:37    2240299

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The amount of walkovers in the Minor Championship is a big worry... even in div 1, how can this happen? are teams being incorrectly graded? are clubs just throwing their hat at it if they lose a game? it is really disappointing to see

longroadback (Meath) - Posts: 291 - 30/09/2019 14:04:12    2240312

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