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Cork, Derry, Tipperary and Down..say no more what a league this will be.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 559 - 20/01/2020 08:06:07    2260996

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Replying To sam1884:  "Cork, Derry, Tipperary and Down..say no more what a league this will be."
Really looking forward to this league. Unlike other years this will be real must win games. I fancy cork and Derry . Rory has a lot of talented young playtime work with. As for what system he plays it's anyone's guess.

rorysboys (Donegal) - Posts: 753 - 20/01/2020 16:54:03    2261144

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Cork and Down for promotion.

Leitrim and Offaly for relegation even though Offaly fancy themselves for promotion.

There will be plenty of twists here though!

Matthew (None) - Posts: 916 - 20/01/2020 19:29:00    2261182

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I'll be shocked if cork don't win the division, think Derry might get 2nd place. Think Leitrim will be go down, hard to judge the other relegation position, possibly louth.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 1995 - 20/01/2020 21:02:58    2261208

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Down's first 3 games are Tipp (A), Derry (H) and Cork (A).

They'll either be sitting pretty or looking to avoid relegation - let's hope it's the former!

Mooney will be a big miss for us. There are more important things in life than football though - best of luck with the recovery Caolán!

An Dún abú

early_ball_in (Down) - Posts: 10 - 20/01/2020 22:02:46    2261223

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Cant wait for sunday and a chance to get last week out of our system which was easily our worst performance of the year.

I think leitrim and louth are nailed on for the trap door unfortunately due to the extra significance thar division 3 has this year.

On the other side of things, I see cork as being definitely promoted. After that it is up to the rest of us to get the second spot of promotion and it will be nip and tuck between us, derry and down.

If we get a bit of luck and build on last year I see no reason as to why we cant get promoted. Weve strengthed our squad over the winter and the lads seem happy under maughan.

tulachmhór (Offaly) - Posts: 137 - 21/01/2020 08:32:18    2261251

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Replying To Matthew:  "Cork and Down for promotion.

Leitrim and Offaly for relegation even though Offaly fancy themselves for promotion.

There will be plenty of twists here though!"
I agree with Cork, and possibly Down for promotion. Offaly looked more like relegation candidates than promotion contenders last Saturday.
Hopefully things will pick up, apart from favourites Cork, the other 7 teams are capable of beating each other.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 21/01/2020 10:31:00    2261266

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Replying To thelongridge:  "I agree with Cork, and possibly Down for promotion. Offaly looked more like relegation candidates than promotion contenders last Saturday.
Hopefully things will pick up, apart from favourites Cork, the other 7 teams are capable of beating each other."
Agreed, last weekend wasnt great but it's good to get it out of the system early and hit the ground running this Saturday.

No better time to meet cork imho. Hopefully catch them cold when our lads will be looking to bounce back. Would set us up nicely but far from a disaster if we dont get the win with the run of fixtures we have after the tough opener.

tulachmhór (Offaly) - Posts: 137 - 21/01/2020 12:03:56    2261289

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I would have said Cork were nailed on certainties for promotion. Then we lost to Division 4 side Limerick with a fairly strong team. Hopefully, that was a case of getting it out of our system. With four home games - two of them v Derry and Down, things are certainly stacked in our favour. Hope we get there

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3752 - 21/01/2020 17:05:28    2261374

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Replying To wexico15:  "I'll be shocked if cork don't win the division, think Derry might get 2nd place. Think Leitrim will be go down, hard to judge the other relegation position, possibly louth."
I think Leitrim will do much better than predicted here. They will be a very tough nut to crack in Carrick. Always have been. Could be dark horses for promotion.

areyouconcernnnned (Longford) - Posts: 11 - 21/01/2020 18:11:59    2261388

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Derry v Leitrim..........................Derry
Cork v Offaly...............................Cork
Longford v Louth..........................Louth
Tipperary v Down.........................Tipp

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 12224 - 22/01/2020 23:25:32    2261691

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Derry v Leitrim..........Derry
Cork v Offaly.............Cork
Longford v Louth..... Longford
Tipperary v Down.....Down

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1637 - 23/01/2020 13:17:17    2261768

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Derry v Leitrim..........................Derry by 8
Cork v Offaly...............................Draw
Longford v Louth..........................Longford by 5
Tipperary v Down.........................Down by 2

tulachmhór (Offaly) - Posts: 137 - 23/01/2020 15:10:19    2261795

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Derry v Leitrim: I predict Derry will get promoted this season, so I will give them the win by 5/6 pts. Leitrim will play nice football but won't be able to cope with the defensive style Derry will bring. I think many teams in this division will struggle against it so Derry to have a good league.

Cork v Offaly: Cork are the obvious choice to win this division this season but Offaly are a fine side. I watched them play Meath in Navan in the LSC last season and if they had a functioning forward line, they would have won by 3/4 pts. In every other facet of the game, they were very competitive. They could be an outside bet for promotion. Still, Cork to win by 5.

Longford v Louth: I have a soft spot for the wee county but think this will be a tough game to call for them. Longford at full strength are a strong team so they should win by 2/3. Longford are another dark horse to pull off upsets, particularly at home.

Tipperary v Down: A very close game. Down should take credence from their display vs. Mayo last season and look to push on another level. This game will be a 3/4 pt victory either way, Tipp have recent experience at Div.2 level so they may well push on in this game.

It's very close on paper but I predict Cork and Derry to win promotion.
My ham-fisted final table prediction (which I'll likely regret): Cork, Derry, Offaly, Down,Longford, Tipperary, Louth, Leitrim.

Young_gael (Meath) - Posts: 226 - 24/01/2020 23:20:31    2262043

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NFL Division 3. Winners
Cork
Derry
Down
Longford

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 25/01/2020 12:04:09    2262106

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Derry vs Leitrim- Derry by 8
Cork vs Offaly- Cork by 5
Longford vs Louth- Longford by 2
Tipp vs Down- Down by 1

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 797 - 25/01/2020 13:29:54    2262139

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Derry vs Leitrim- Derry by 10
Cork vs Offaly- Cork by 10
Longford vs Louth- Longford by 1
Tipp vs Down- Down by 1

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 589 - 25/01/2020 16:08:34    2262186

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Derry v Leitrim......Derry
Tipperary v Down..Down
Cork v Offaly............Cork
Longford v Louth.....Longford

katser (Galway) - Posts: 856 - 25/01/2020 17:29:01    2262203

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Leitrim giving it a right rattle in Derry 10 mins left, 2up - 1-14 to 2-9.

offyertrolley (Leitrim) - Posts: 135 - 25/01/2020 18:25:10    2262216

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Derry v Leitrim......Wont predict as match currently on.
Tipperary v Down.......Tipp
Cork v Offaly............Cork 
Longford v Louth.....Longford

David (Meath) - Posts: 557 - 25/01/2020 18:28:26    2262220

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