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Louth v Down

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Since everyone is doing it I am gonna jump on the band wagon. Louth v Down. Two neighboring counties (even though you cant drive from Louth straight to Down without going through another county which is Armagh. The Carlingford Lough divides these two counties). Pete Mc Grath in his first season with the Wee County welcomes his native county to Drogheda tomorrow week. Pete won All Ireland's as manger with Down in 1991 and 1994. It should be a cracker. Louth and Down have never met in the Championship.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11444 - 20/01/2018 20:11:11    2069513

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Since everyone is doing it I am gonna jump on the band wagon. Louth v Down. Two neighboring counties (even though you cant drive from Louth straight to Down without going through another county which is Armagh. The Carlingford Lough divides these two counties). Pete Mc Grath in his first season with the Wee County welcomes his native county to Drogheda tomorrow week. Pete won All Ireland's as manger with Down in 1991 and 1994. It should be a cracker. Louth and Down have never met in the Championship."
I can see the wee men getting their noses in front in this one. But should be a good game.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13549 - 20/01/2018 20:18:25    2069514

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Should be a good decent Game. In the past 2 to 3 years I think that Louth have been one of the teams that have got better year after year. They have a decent enough defence with a few talented forwards, there mid-field can be a bit risky at times. Down improved last year but they weren't good enough. I think that Pete McGrath will be a great addition for Louth and I'm going for a Louth win here.
Louth 2+

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 658 - 20/01/2018 20:21:13    2069518

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Replying To oakleafersir:  "Should be a good decent Game. In the past 2 to 3 years I think that Louth have been one of the teams that have got better year after year. They have a decent enough defence with a few talented forwards, there mid-field can be a bit risky at times. Down improved last year but they weren't good enough. I think that Pete McGrath will be a great addition for Louth and I'm going for a Louth win here.
Louth 2+"
Oakleafersir talking about midfield with the Wee County wee have to talk about the great Paddy Keenan. What a player and such a gentleman. One of the best players in the last thirty years to wear the red jersey of Louth. He became the first Louth player in 2010 to win an All Star. He was captain of Louth in that infamous 2010 Leinster final. One of my fav Wee County players of all time.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11444 - 21/01/2018 03:35:22    2069572

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Think Louth are punching above their weight in this dv, so they will have to be the fittest team in the league to stand a chance. Down improved a lot from last year and they should win this.

ziggy320001 (Meath) - Posts: 2415 - 21/01/2018 09:56:19    2069587

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The Pete McGrath derby - I can see Down squeezing this one by 1 or 2 points.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 618 - 21/01/2018 10:57:03    2069604

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Oakleafersir talking about midfield with the Wee County wee have to talk about the great Paddy Keenan. What a player and such a gentleman. One of the best players in the last thirty years to wear the red jersey of Louth. He became the first Louth player in 2010 to win an All Star. He was captain of Louth in that infamous 2010 Leinster final. One of my fav Wee County players of all time."
Ollie, Paddy Keenan is the best player bar none to have worn the Louth jersey in the last thirty years .

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 4775 - 21/01/2018 11:29:28    2069616

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Ollie, Paddy Keenan is the best player bar none to have worn the Louth jersey in the last thirty years ."
Good man Green grass. How is she cutting? I will say amen to that.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11444 - 21/01/2018 11:33:54    2069617

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Tight division. I know little about an Lú but I am saying an Dún by 2 points, and get the season off to a good start

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1335 - 21/01/2018 13:27:57    2069647

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Tight division. I know little about an Lú but I am saying an Dún by 2 points, and get the season off to a good start

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1335 - 21/01/2018 13:28:15    2069648

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Good man Green grass. How is she cutting? I will say amen to that."
All good Ollie . And yourself ?

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 4775 - 21/01/2018 23:08:14    2069757

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This is a very tight division and this like all games will be a tight game . I just think Louth will squeeze it.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13549 - 22/01/2018 11:53:48    2069818

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Replying To Greengrass:  "All good Ollie . And yourself ?"
Oh I am great Greengrass cheers. Are you all set for the match this Sunday?

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11444 - 22/01/2018 12:39:22    2069840

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Division 2 looks very competitive and Clare/Cavan, Roscommon/Meath and Louth/Down are all hard to call. What might swing it Louth's way against Down is the manager. Pete McGrath is a great manager from schools football, minor and senior with Down, railway cup and even with his last job with in Fermanagh against the odds he had some great moments in 2016.

Byanthon (Tyrone) - Posts: 1455 - 22/01/2018 13:05:43    2069846

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Oh I am great Greengrass cheers. Are you all set for the match this Sunday?"
I am Ollie .

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 4775 - 23/01/2018 01:10:29    2070006

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Replying To Greengrass:  "I am Ollie ."
Good man Greengrass. I'll see you up in the clubhouse before the match.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11444 - 23/01/2018 19:30:26    2070201

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Replying To ziggy320001:  "Think Louth are punching above their weight in this dv, so they will have to be the fittest team in the league to stand a chance. Down improved a lot from last year and they should win this."
Think Meath are punching above their weight here too, remember they have hovered above relegation for several years now apart from a couple of flukey wins last year that pulled them them to safety...should be a cracker when we host you in Drogheda ...

redalert (Louth) - Posts: 5 - 24/01/2018 22:48:10    2070475

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