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Promotion/Relegation Div 1-6

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What teams do you think will go up..and down with the fixtures left?

co.antrimman91 (Antrim) - Posts: 1 - 02/07/2011 08:14:19    972842

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Looking at the tables there, I see in Div 6 both Glenravel 2 and Pearse's have been highlighted. Does this mean they have been promoted or just that they are occupying the promotion places? Just curious as it hasn't been done for any of the other league tables.

Waterboy51 (Antrim) - Posts: 1 - 02/07/2011 20:13:11    973161

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They have both been promoted, great achievement for the Pearses club as this is their first season back in all-county football after over 20 years without a senior team!

conor337 (Antrim) - Posts: 5 - 04/07/2011 10:48:35    974013

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Highlighted rows are just what teams are currently occupying top 2 / bottom 2 etc - thats how it went last year - must have forgot to hightlight them this year

Iardheisceart (Antrim) - Posts: 71 - 04/07/2011 17:32:03    974608

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delighted to see St Pauls regain their division 1 status & im dissapointed Rossa and Gort Na Mona didnt make a stronger push as more Belfast sides are needed in the top ranks to even up the balance. my question is this.... Lamh Dhearg went down with Rasharkin and both came back up. Moneyglass dont seem to have much issue getting back out of div 2 in recent years and now with the Pauls and Ports getting back up at a canter, I ask, is divsion 2 just to easy?. Would the time be now to increase Division 1 to 12 teams to allow possibly teams like Endas, Aldergrove for example a real chance of getting back to top level football?. also, do we really need 6 football divisions? :/ im no fan.. I think, four divsions and 2 reserve leagues may be a much better format......

Rules_man (Armagh) - Posts: 152 - 23/08/2011 21:41:40    1017728

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Actually agree with Rules_man on this one! I think having six divisions is a wee bit mad! I think that four divisions and the two reserve leagues would work well and at least deserves a trial run?

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 24/08/2011 10:47:00    1017831

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Is there even enough senior teams for 4 divisions, the bottom 3 divisions are mainly reserve teams anyway and if you brought the senior teams in division 6 straight into a league with division 3 teams they would get hammered which wouldn't be very morale boosting for them.

popemobile (Antrim) - Posts: 102 - 24/08/2011 11:53:14    1017899

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4 divisions wont work tbh. this would mean putting teams like Mitchels/Lisburn/Pearses straight in with teams like O Donnells/Eire Og/St. Agnes and lead to them getting 6 hammerings, which is no good for anyone.
I do agree 6 divisions is too many, but there doesn't seem to be any other way.
On a side note, there are very few games were teams fail to field in Antrim, therefore the amount of players warrants 6 divisions, with this many players within the county, surely we should be doing a bit better on the inter county scene?

PE1985 (Antrim) - Posts: 59 - 24/08/2011 13:28:08    1018029

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PE1985 I can see where you're coming from.

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 24/08/2011 14:29:43    1018109

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Have to agree in principal with Rules_man. There should be Divisions 1 - 3 (or 4) for senior teams, leaving the remaining for reserve teams. This way you can schedule senior and reserve matches against the same opposition (in most circumstances) on the same day at same venue. This was done in the past.
- This gives the Senior management more opportunity to see reserve players before/after the senior fixture.
- Its harder for smaller clubs to field senior and reserve teams on the same day, same time but different venues.
- The main purpose of the reserve team is bringing through young talent into the senior team, or giving "on the verge" senior players vital games, instead of being on the bench for senior matches. With the current system this is not possible.

The_Connoisseur (Antrim) - Posts: 1 - 24/08/2011 16:37:36    1018273

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I've moved up to Belfast, was playing junior football for a succesful fermanagh team. I was wondering is there any clubs in Belfast around the student area to play for.

erneboy89 (Fermanagh) - Posts: 9 - 25/08/2011 19:39:42    1019191

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St Malachy's are in the markets and st brigids are based prodominently around the lower malone which are both close to hand for the holy lands, st macs are junior and brigids senior and junior, your call, also Bredagh are up the ormeau they play in down leagues and cater for both junior and senior.

North Side Gael (None) - Posts: 1076 - 26/08/2011 09:32:41    1019337

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It's not really that far to go to any club in Belfast from the Holylands, particularly if you're driving! Although St Malachy's, St Brigid's and Bredagh would be your closest ones, you could really pick from any club. Check the junior championship for teams involved at that level but maybe pick an intermediate or senior club if you fancy testing yourself!

ar_an_chnoc (Antrim) - Posts: 142 - 26/08/2011 13:04:49    1019571

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Should try St Galls you'll probally know half the team there...

mambo (Antrim) - Posts: 111 - 26/08/2011 13:33:12    1019612

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If your actually living and working in Belfast and wish to play at the senior ranks, try out any number of senior clubs in the west belfast area. You can chose from, St Galls, St Brigids, St Pauls, St Johns or Lamh Dhearg. St Malachies are Junior status and are based on the lower ormeau road. Why not pop round to some of the clubs and see whats on offer.

Rules_man (Armagh) - Posts: 152 - 26/08/2011 16:06:10    1019796

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If you would rather play for a country team, you should look into joining glenavy.

Only a 15min spin from Belfast, and with alot of good young players coming through.

johnanthony (Antrim) - Posts: 169 - 27/08/2011 10:54:08    1020164

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semi finals of the junior championship are this weekend eire og vs st.agnes you should pop down and have a look

spy_in_the_sky (Antrim) - Posts: 273 - 28/08/2011 11:57:26    1020572

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Eirelad, St Brigids or St Agnes' would be your best bet. St Agnes esp are an up and coming Junior side. In with a good shout of winning the championship.

ritelad (Fermanagh) - Posts: 4 - 30/08/2011 18:42:08    1023238

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