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Intriguing league where relegation spells disaster. It looks very close this year with anyone of Kildare, Roscommon, Clare, Fermanagh, Armagh, Laois, Cavan capable of going on a run to win promotion but at the same time losing enough close games to go down. Westmeath would be aiming for mid table I'd say.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 559 - 20/01/2020 08:04:57    2260995

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I see this as a three way race between Roscommon, Armagh and Kildare. Cavan will struggle but should have enough in them to scrape wins against Westmeath, Laois and one other. Wish Fermanagh the best of luck with our Ricey at the helm.

OGarmaile (Tyrone) - Posts: 218 - 20/01/2020 09:40:14    2261005

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I'd pick Armagh to go up and one of Rossies and Kildare. Rossies have a few injuries and Murtaghs etc missing, Conor Cox out for four weeks too. Kildare very talented but inconsistent in fairness so were Armagh last year. Laois will struggle without Attride and the two Kingstons alot of pressure on O Carroll to get the scores. Clare missing Gary Brennan, Jamie Malone etc. Fermanagh no Quigley. Westmeath missing ger egan through injury. Be tight for relegation.

MarkRule (Mayo) - Posts: 41 - 20/01/2020 17:07:40    2261147

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This one is very hard to call. I'll go with Kildare & Westmeath to surprise a few by going up. Laois and Clare for relegation. If Gary Brennan is still gone for Clare for the season they will struggle.

Matthew (None) - Posts: 916 - 20/01/2020 19:25:53    2261181

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Replying To Matthew:  "This one is very hard to call. I'll go with Kildare & Westmeath to surprise a few by going up. Laois and Clare for relegation. If Gary Brennan is still gone for Clare for the season they will struggle."
As a Westmeath man I'd be amazed if we went up. Seems far more likely that we'll be battling to avoid the drop to the Tier 2. First 3 games at home to Clare and Fermanagh and away to Cavan are key. Win a couple of them and we've a good chance of staying up.
I imagine Roscommon will be too strong for most teams in the division and go straight back up, and with Kildare to join them.

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 223 - 20/01/2020 20:15:49    2261193

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Kildare and roscommon for promotion, Clare missing brennan look like they'll struggle other relegation place 1 of laois, Westmeath, fermanagh. I'll go fermanagh.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1995 - 20/01/2020 21:09:47    2261209

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Armagh - promoted, will out score pretty much all teams in this division and are strong in midfield.

Kildare - promoted, better manager and stronger panel than last year are rightly favourites for this league title

Roscommon - would be my tip for promotion but they have since lost their first choice keeper, a few key defenders, both Murtaghs have opted out and Cox injured.

Cavan - have been hit hard with opt outs but will still push hard for promotion just missing out

Fermanagh - will be hard to beat and score against, mid table finish

Clare - two important players gone but I think they might still survive.

Laois - might get a new manager bounce but will do well to avoid relegation

Westmeath - will need a fully fit Heslin to stand a chance of avoiding the drop.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2471 - 21/01/2020 15:24:25    2261352

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I think Clare will be dark horses here to get promotion. Kildare will join them. Roscommon and Cavan to be relegated.

inisfwee (USA) - Posts: 7 - 21/01/2020 15:29:58    2261355

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westmeath without ger egan will struggle . we will be without kieran martin for a couple of games also . the first game
on sunday v clare is vital . its a game we must win .it will be a big test of our players and management to stay in the division

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1198 - 21/01/2020 15:44:50    2261358

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Replying To inisfwee:  "I think Clare will be dark horses here to get promotion. Kildare will join them. Roscommon and Cavan to be relegated."
Yes ros could struggle without their only genuine decent forward- a Kerry man. Hard to see where scores will come from.

areyouconcernnnned (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 21/01/2020 15:56:22    2261361

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inisfwee and areyouconcernnnned = the Leitrim wum with his many usernames.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2664 - 21/01/2020 17:33:07    2261379

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "westmeath without ger egan will struggle . we will be without kieran martin for a couple of games also . the first game
on sunday v clare is vital . its a game we must win .it will be a big test of our players and management to stay in the division"
Ye never really have had a good manager since Tom Cribbin.

areyouconcernnnned (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 21/01/2020 18:06:47    2261387

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Replying To The_analyser:  "inisfwee and areyouconcernnnned = the Leitrim wum with his many usernames."
I'm not from Leitrim, no idea what you're talking about. Just giving my opinion. Don't know what a wurm is either

inisfwee (USA) - Posts: 7 - 21/01/2020 18:43:34    2261396

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This is going to be a very tight and competitive division. Roscommon have very tough away games and are without Cox for at least the first 3. Kildare are probably favorites to win the division and Armagh won't be far behind them. We seen how close they ran Mayo last year, they have some terrific forwards. Cavan are like always tough to beat although they are without a few players to. Fermanagh had a good league last year and will be looking to push on again this year, with Ricey in charge they will certainly be competitive in every game. I'm hoping Roscommon can hit the ground running and get a good start and hopefully go back up but I'm tipping Armagh and Kildare to be promoted with Clare and Westmeath going down. Looking forward to the road trips again!

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 185 - 22/01/2020 10:04:32    2261501

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "This is going to be a very tight and competitive division. Roscommon have very tough away games and are without Cox for at least the first 3. Kildare are probably favorites to win the division and Armagh won't be far behind them. We seen how close they ran Mayo last year, they have some terrific forwards. Cavan are like always tough to beat although they are without a few players to. Fermanagh had a good league last year and will be looking to push on again this year, with Ricey in charge they will certainly be competitive in every game. I'm hoping Roscommon can hit the ground running and get a good start and hopefully go back up but I'm tipping Armagh and Kildare to be promoted with Clare and Westmeath going down. Looking forward to the road trips again!"
3 home games up first which we have to win,
if we have any chance of promotion especially with tricky away games to Armagh and Kildare.

hontherossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 17 - 22/01/2020 13:18:46    2261543

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Replying To hontherossie:  "3 home games up first which we have to win,
if we have any chance of promotion especially with tricky away games to Armagh and Kildare."
2nd game is away to Fermanagh. That will test us

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 185 - 22/01/2020 14:09:17    2261558

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Replying To Douglas_44:  "2nd game is away to Fermanagh. That will test us"
Fermanagh look good. Can mark that down as a win for them

inisfwee (USA) - Posts: 7 - 22/01/2020 16:05:05    2261595

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Replying To The_analyser:  "inisfwee and areyouconcernnnned = the Leitrim wum with his many usernames."
He's abusy body with, it seems, a lot of time on his hands.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1648 - 22/01/2020 16:38:41    2261609

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Armagh v Cavan.......................Armagh
Westmeath v Clare......................Westmeath
Roscommon v Laois.....................Roscommon
Kildare v Fermanagh....................Kildare

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 22/01/2020 23:32:12    2261693

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Armagh v Cavan............Armagh
Westmeath v Clare........Clare
Roscommon v Laois......Roscommon
Kildare v Fermanagh.....Kildare

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1637 - 23/01/2020 13:16:10    2261767

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