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Derry V Westmeath

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Time to start a new topic for discussion i think and keep louth posters like joej in the past,this should be i hope the start of aDouble header v Westmeath.Westmeath will rotate their squad for this clash at Celtic pk so we should join them in div 1 next year and set up a div2 fnal against them at HQ.The extra game will help us for the championship in june and give the players experience of croker.Does anyone know how long Lynch,Mc Bride,Mcgoldrick,will be out for will they be back in time for Down.

93vintageyear (Derry) - Posts: 301 - 30/03/2013 16:36:23    1358857

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Westmeath will want to win this game. Only unbeaten team and a great boost to confidence preparing for the championship

derryman (Derry) - Posts: 3246 - 30/03/2013 20:58:33    1358968

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Judging by the team that's rumored I don't think we do derryman.

square_ball_69 (Westmeath) - Posts: 826 - 31/03/2013 15:53:35    1359118

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Derry to win starting to build up steam for the champ

Midlu1 (Louth) - Posts: 790 - 01/04/2013 10:28:52    1359328

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Ten changes to Westmeath team on Sunday. Unless their panel is mighty, Derry have no excuse not to get back to the top table by beating them well.

Div 2 final would be a great championship warm up for both teams.

hermann (Derry) - Posts: 170 - 03/04/2013 11:04:52    1360142

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Don't be surprised if Westmeath win. A lot of the players brought in like Smyth, Sharry, Daly, Bannon and of course Des Dolan won't fear Derry.

Matthew (None) - Posts: 899 - 03/04/2013 11:21:52    1360150

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A nice position for Westmeath to be in.

hermann (Derry) - Posts: 170 - 03/04/2013 13:11:32    1360220

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Neither side will want to show too much, lets hope for a draw so both teams go up and westmeath stay unbeaten

Bal1991 (Westmeath) - Posts: 95 - 03/04/2013 18:59:43    1360463

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Congrats on the promotion lads, Tyrone v Derry is always a game I look foward too. With both sides seemingly on the up maybe the battles of the early to mid 90s are just round the corner again.

duke_raul (Tyrone) - Posts: 991 - 08/04/2013 11:23:09    1362932

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Well done Derry and congrats on gaining promotion... You were full value for your win yesterday. Here's hoping the Final is a cracker and may the best team win. We'll see ye in Div 1 next year!

Maroon1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1 - 08/04/2013 12:02:32    1362987

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well done to derry well merited win id say the final will be closer and should bring both teams to
championship intensity

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1169 - 08/04/2013 12:22:17    1363011

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Well done Derry on getting promotion, see ye in the final, should be a more competitive game.

FLUFFY (None) - Posts: 38 - 08/04/2013 14:12:03    1363140

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Congrats to Mciver and his team. Especially given the loss early in the campaign to Galway. Still moving in the right direction. Well done.

hermann (Derry) - Posts: 170 - 08/04/2013 21:35:29    1363652

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Well done to the derry team and management for promotion to div 1 in 2014,the game panned out as i expected v westmeath we will see a completely different game against them in a few weeks,they rotated their squad so id expect a stronger challenge from them in the final.

93vintageyear (Derry) - Posts: 301 - 09/04/2013 13:13:59    1363978

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Congratulations to Brian McIver, his management team and all of the players on a job well done in gaining promotion from what looked a tricky enough division. I, for one, have really enjoyed following Derry so far this year; they are showing great spirit, are working very hard and are playing an enterprising and intelligent brand of football.Of course, they are still very much a work in progress, but what is very heartening is that when mistakes are made, lessons are learned and the trend is of improvement from game to game. A lot of very promising young players have gained significant experience, which has helped to freshen up and energise the whole set-up, I believe, and will stand to Derry over the next number of years. Overall, I don't think any of us could have asked for much more from the league campaign. Well done, boys.
As for the division two final, Westmeath will have a much stronger team out the next day and will be immeasurably more motivated. The Celtic Park result last Sunday will be totally irrelevant to what happens in Croke Park on the 28th. and I would be expecting a tough test from a young and hungry Westmeath team who will be approachimg a final in Croke Park with a bit more vigour than a meaningless fixture in Derry with promotion already secured.

doiregael2 (Derry) - Posts: 334 - 09/04/2013 21:31:06    1364457

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