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Your sporting hopes for 2018

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In the football:

Win O'Byrne Cup and blood new players who will hopefully stand out for inclusion in the NFL Div 1 panel

Similar to 2017 rest and slowly introduce players into the NFL panel, hopefully the likes of Brian Howard / Paddy Small etc will shine, blood as many young lads while still remaining competitive enough to get close to another final

Win Leinster and win it well maintaining our dominance, hopefully get another couple of options and grow confidence in younger players before going into the business end of things

Give 4 in a row a right go and cement this team as the greatest ever (I think they are there now) or at least go down fighting which I'm sure will be the case either way.

Very similar logic applies to the Hurlers where I'll be attending as many games as possible - think there's some real positive times ahead for them over the next couple of years

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 17952 - 22/12/2017 10:46:01    2065848

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Replying To jimbodub:  "In the football:

Win O'Byrne Cup and blood new players who will hopefully stand out for inclusion in the NFL Div 1 panel

Similar to 2017 rest and slowly introduce players into the NFL panel, hopefully the likes of Brian Howard / Paddy Small etc will shine, blood as many young lads while still remaining competitive enough to get close to another final

Win Leinster and win it well maintaining our dominance, hopefully get another couple of options and grow confidence in younger players before going into the business end of things

Give 4 in a row a right go and cement this team as the greatest ever (I think they are there now) or at least go down fighting which I'm sure will be the case either way.

Very similar logic applies to the Hurlers where I'll be attending as many games as possible - think there's some real positive times ahead for them over the next couple of years"
My hopes is that the Dublin footballers improve again and win the all Ireland... same as my hopes for every year.

Another hope is, Diarmuid Connolly, for once, staying out of the public limelight for disciplinary issues. Do you talking with the ball in your possession, Score points, score goals and have people talking about your footballing ability which is evident, not your woeful disciplinary record

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12556 - 22/12/2017 11:07:03    2065854

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World peace.

Ah no wait. Carlow to get promoted to division 3.

World peace 2019.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 725 - 22/12/2017 13:23:36    2065869

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There is only one for everybody outside The Pale - Mayo For Sam .

culmore (None) - Posts: 1243 - 22/12/2017 15:56:08    2065875

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Sam.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1459 - 22/12/2017 15:59:42    2065876

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Staying up in Division two will be tough but wee have a good manager in Pete Mc Grath so hopefully he can do it. In the Championship hopefully get to a Leinster semi-final. Wee have only reached one in the past twenty years.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11361 - 22/12/2017 17:05:19    2065882

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Pretty simple really.Being a Royal, nothing short of All-Ireland would be a failure.

Only 3 counties with more senior titles.

Equally as important is that a traditional powerhouse returns to Royal Club Summit

Ibbecek (Meath) - Posts: 170 - 22/12/2017 17:46:26    2065885

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4 in a row plz

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6679 - 22/12/2017 18:05:20    2065886

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Replying To jimbodub:  "In the football:

Win O'Byrne Cup and blood new players who will hopefully stand out for inclusion in the NFL Div 1 panel

Similar to 2017 rest and slowly introduce players into the NFL panel, hopefully the likes of Brian Howard / Paddy Small etc will shine, blood as many young lads while still remaining competitive enough to get close to another final

Win Leinster and win it well maintaining our dominance, hopefully get another couple of options and grow confidence in younger players before going into the business end of things

Give 4 in a row a right go and cement this team as the greatest ever (I think they are there now) or at least go down fighting which I'm sure will be the case either way.

Very similar logic applies to the Hurlers where I'll be attending as many games as possible - think there's some real positive times ahead for them over the next couple of years"
That none of that stuff about Dublin comes through and the royals finally start to climb out of the trenches

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 152 - 22/12/2017 18:28:01    2065892

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Antrim get out of division 4 in football. Win 2 championship games.

Win 2nd tier and stay up in the league.

Home club win intermediate championship

Adopted club get to a senior quarterfinal.

Whammo86 (Antrim) - Posts: 1931 - 22/12/2017 18:48:03    2065897

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Being from Mayo it's an easy answer...Sam Maggie's please

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8944 - 22/12/2017 19:10:18    2065899

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My first one is that all media pundits concentrate on the positives of the wonderful games we have and show due appreciation of the commitment, skills and endeavours of our players.
My second wish is to see Roscommon have a good run in both League and c'ship and build a strong base for future success. My third one is to see Galway hurlers replicate last years success and Fermanagh footballers gain promotion in the League and finally win an Ulster title.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1121 - 22/12/2017 19:52:43    2065901

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Mayo for Sam and a one or more Division 3 or 4 team somehow make it to the Super 8.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4454 - 22/12/2017 21:24:06    2065906

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Maintain div 1 status

Beat the dubs in Leinster

All Ireland then a given!

St.Conleth (Kildare) - Posts: 1418 - 23/12/2017 18:57:22    2065937

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Would love to see Westmeath win the O'Byrne Cup and get promotion from Division 3

Would also love to see Mayo win Sam!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 831 - 23/12/2017 20:10:39    2065942

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Galway to win the al ireland hurling again, and the footballers reach the last four,and all the cows calf ok

Breakdancer (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 23/12/2017 22:16:23    2065948

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My hope and wish for 2018 is,

1. That the Carlow senior football team get promoted. 2. That they at least repeat last year's performance in the senior football championship. 3. That all football and hurling games are beamed into every home at no extra cost to us Joe soaps.
However, I would put all my hopes and wishes on the back burner for another year if Mayo were to win the 2018 All Ireland senior football title.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1716 - 23/12/2017 22:21:45    2065949

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Replying To St.Conleth:  "Maintain div 1 status

Beat the dubs in Leinster

All Ireland then a given!"
LOL
Maintain dub 1 status highly unlikely
Beat Dublin in Leinster not a hope
All Ireland not in a hundred years

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 152 - 23/12/2017 23:54:13    2065955

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Hurlers to have a good year.

Bohs to win the double although I'd settle for respectable mid table and a win or two against South Dublin County Council.

Anyone but that lot in Marino winning the SFC.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 11611 - 24/12/2017 11:00:33    2065966

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2 new managers in hurling and football in2018.
Offaly hurlers to stay in 1B of the hurling league. Avoid the drop from Mc Carthy Cup in Leinster round robin, a big ask.

Offaly footballers get promoted to Division 2, and find some new talent for the league and championship.
Win a championship game, and have a good run in the qualifiers.

Nationally Mayo footballers and Waterford hurlers win respective All Ireland's.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 790 - 24/12/2017 11:26:51    2065971

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