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Are the town down?

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Is Ballycastle playin in Div 2 next season?

n.antrimman (Antrim) - Posts: 20 - 06/01/2011 17:45:26    840930

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still not decided, at this stage yes but there is still the possibilty that the leagues could be changed providing there is 2/3rds support

Outdone (Antrim) - Posts: 106 - 07/01/2011 10:42:52    841213

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No amount of tweaking is going to improve the league set up,it's been tried many times before.Nothing can be gained by changing the goalposts every few years.If a team doesn't get the required points to stay in the top grade they should be relegated ,no matter who they are.

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 08/01/2011 09:25:49    841925

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Dont understand why there is so much negativity about changing the leagues to ensure the best for Antrim teams especially if they have some great and very special talented players ,We should do everything in our power to progress hurling in our county no matter what it takes if it improves our team.

mambo (Antrim) - Posts: 111 - 08/01/2011 15:13:34    842049

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Does that mean if a team has a couple of county standard players they should not be relegated.

bushwhacker (Antrim) - Posts: 261 - 08/01/2011 20:22:59    842231

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or maybe the likes of cloughmills and creggan shoulld get get promotion because they have players on the county panel? catch yourselves on you are where you are for a reason

skillstar93 (Antrim) - Posts: 41 - 09/01/2011 14:28:11    842377

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i think ballycastle had the use of all their players during the league campaign so really they have no excuse, unlike rossa when they were put down and they didnt have the use of 3 big players because they were on the county team which was wrong. i dont remember the same re jigging of the league mentioned when st johns went down last year, and ive no doubt we wouldnt of heard anything had oisins went down this year. its who you know i think, and il be interested in the outcome.

POL (Antrim) - Posts: 144 - 09/01/2011 16:08:08    842435

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Look, if ya don't get enough points to stay in a division you go down. Simple.

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 10/01/2011 15:47:39    843070

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Quite right get them down, carey cant wait to play ther old rivals!!!

n.antrimman (Antrim) - Posts: 20 - 10/01/2011 17:32:44    843180

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So, if they are kept up, and then they finish in the relegation places next year, should the leagues be changed again???

frankbhoy77 (Antrim) - Posts: 1300 - 10/01/2011 21:27:43    843557

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Think we all know the ins and outs, the pros and cons, but when will this be decided one way or another? Who decides?

Poucher (Antrim) - Posts: 5 - 11/01/2011 11:50:12    843802

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What is the line ups for the 4 divisions this year. I heard that teams from Armagh and Tyrone are looking to join certain divisions.

geoff (Tyrone) - Posts: 377 - 11/01/2011 12:11:30    843821

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Strabane Shamrocks played a good few years ago on the premise that they had to travel to all games. When they lodged an appeal to try and get some home games and this was turned down they pulled out. I'd imagine the travelling for games was unsustainable and people were getting quite rightly fed up. Think it would be a bit much to have teams from Tyrone travelling to teams in North Antrim on a Wednesday night for example! As for Armagh, I actually think their league is quite good, Cuchullains aren't a bad side and look at what Keady did to Lavey? If Armagh continue their good work they will have a good league in their own right and not have to look to the likes of ourselves to support them.

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 11/01/2011 19:22:58    844258

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Also, just had an afterthought. Why don't the Tyrone teams make enquiries about getting into the Derry leagues? I'm sure Derry teams would be glad of the extra games and the travelling wouldn't be quite as excessive?

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 11/01/2011 19:24:19    844259

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