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Junior A Championship

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Jealous much CornerBack.....
Why wouldn't they turn up for Intermediate next year?
It's not as if they loaded that Junior team to get a championship. Remember they are in the senior final as well.

Granted, they are likely to lose a couple of that team to Senior next year but I'd expect to see some of the current seniors regraded to replace them. Also they had a very young Junior B team this year so should get a few new faces from there to replace the lads hanging up the boots.
It will be difficult for them to be competitive there but if any club is capable it would be them. Looking back at the records they won both Senior and Intermediate in '93.

The Bookie (Wicklow) - Posts: 22 - 10/10/2013 16:34:20    1499106


Well said Bookie.

Baltinglass club heading in right direction at all levels Adult, Juvenile and Ladies.

Intermediate team will only boost chances of dominating Wicklow football for a considerable period. This is all based on some excellent coaching at underage.

Perhaps cornerback4 your own club are one of the ever decreasing clubs who have not invested in coaching your juveniles if so I can see where your attitude comes from. Enter at the lower grade to ensure a CHEAP medal.

This could not be said for a progressive club like Baltinglass.

No_Drama (Wicklow) - Posts: 509 - 10/10/2013 17:53:34    1499168


What a ridiculous post Cornerback. Just because St Pats didn't do themselves much justice when they won the Junior A 2 years back, doesn't mean Balto will follow suit. I would imagine the max amount of players (if any) that will hang up the boots would be 3/4. As mentioned, they have a young Junior B team also. From memory of watching Balto in the earlier stages, they lost about 4/5 to their senior panel, Mikey English being one. Maybe we should set up a thread "Congratulations Baltinglass"?

neutralfan (Wicklow) - Posts: 204 - 11/10/2013 11:05:14    1499385


Credit to Balto - Winning jun A and in senior final is a great achievement.

wondershorts (Wicklow) - Posts: 285 - 11/10/2013 12:33:32    1499447


the last time balto won junior A they looked to have the team regarded to junior A the same year

conerback4 (Wicklow) - Posts: 7 - 12/10/2013 14:01:07    1499866


As much as I admire Baltinglass,

Cornerback4. is entitled to make this point.
Last time Baltinglass won the Junior A in 2004
they were allowed to regrade the complete team to
Junior B for the following year, they then proceeded to win
the Junior B championship in 2005 with KO'B playing
a central role.........
Abit unfair on the other teams in JBFC that year..

SilverBullet (Wicklow) - Posts: 244 - 12/10/2013 20:53:17    1500010


What your saying could not be right ..regrade from int to jun b.
What about the junior a grade..
In the past teams in that situation stand down for a year of champ
Football ..
Id say you will be corected by somebody from balto what you said
Could never have happened

Skits (Wicklow) - Posts: 212 - 12/10/2013 21:19:09    1500026


In 2004 after a strong baltinglass team win the junior A championship they asked to be re- graded to junior b so Kevin o brien could win a junior b medal. It made a mockery of the championship cause my team Newcastle were by far the strongest team in the junior b section at the time but they got beat by baltinglass in the junior b final,

wicklowway (Wicklow) - Posts: 40 - 13/10/2013 19:43:44    1500295


Where did there junior b team go then becsuse the did have one....

Skits (Wicklow) - Posts: 212 - 13/10/2013 19:53:50    1500301


The Keboard warrior's that ambushed Cornerback4
for making a valid point are very quiet now, no defending
the indefensible I suppose.....
Some of that Junior A team moved up to the senior panel the
following year, but the majority merged with the existing B team
& proceeded to beat every team out of sight the following year...

SilverBullet (Wicklow) - Posts: 244 - 19/10/2013 15:32:05    1503166


You can only regrade 3players....

Skits (Wicklow) - Posts: 212 - 19/10/2013 18:37:31    1503240