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The GAA have a lot to answer for with regarding postponing games. The one with Offaly and Derry especially. To call the game off 90 mins before throw in and was a joke. The GAA should now put these games on at a neutral venue half way or give the home advantage to the away teams or even have free admission to the re-fixed games. The risk they put those supporters and officials at when the game could of been called off at 9am was uncalled for. And why wait for the official ref to turn up to make the call? Any man, woman or child would of called that game off long before supporters got on the road.

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 848 - 12/02/2018 13:13:40    2076210

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Replying To Spinx:  "The GAA have a lot to answer for with regarding postponing games. The one with Offaly and Derry especially. To call the game off 90 mins before throw in and was a joke. The GAA should now put these games on at a neutral venue half way or give the home advantage to the away teams or even have free admission to the re-fixed games. The risk they put those supporters and officials at when the game could of been called off at 9am was uncalled for. And why wait for the official ref to turn up to make the call? Any man, woman or child would of called that game off long before supporters got on the road."
Meath v Cavan call off 80 minutes before throw in

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13925 - 12/02/2018 13:18:02    2076212

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Cavan Meath game only called off a little over a hour before throw in, then the nonsense of the fixing for Sunday, Andy mcenetee not one bit happy about it, everyone knew the game couldn't go ahead on Sunday, very poor form, Meath players waiting on a game that could never happen. As Andy said, so much for player welfare."
the scheduled game for Saturday would of been ok for most off the day. the rain didn't start till nearly 3 on Saturday.

what you, mcentee and orourke really mean to say is..how come the gaa officialls hadn't anticipated that the area of low pressure cyclone that moved in from the Atlantic would result in a relentless four hour downpour in Cavan and other parts of ulster.

as for Sunday....they said they would have a pitch inspection at 9 just like every other county in Ireland, it failed, Cavan and meath official Twitter accounts announced this at 9.36am.

abitawit (Fermanagh) - Posts: 273 - 12/02/2018 13:54:36    2076233

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Replying To abitawit:  "the scheduled game for Saturday would of been ok for most off the day. the rain didn't start till nearly 3 on Saturday.

what you, mcentee and orourke really mean to say is..how come the gaa officialls hadn't anticipated that the area of low pressure cyclone that moved in from the Atlantic would result in a relentless four hour downpour in Cavan and other parts of ulster.

as for Sunday....they said they would have a pitch inspection at 9 just like every other county in Ireland, it failed, Cavan and meath official Twitter accounts announced this at 9.36am."
Nonsense, one of the Cavan groundstaff said doubts were coming to the fore about 8.30 Saturday morning when it was known any heavy rain would render Breffni unplayable, I was just driving into Cavan when it was called off and everyone knew that even if the rain stopped and nothing else fell from the sky there was still no way the pitch would have recovered for a 2pm throw in the next day, calling a pitch inspection was a nonsense and as for the situation in Inniskeen where they have an inspection at 9am, decide they not fully happy and have one again at 11am when the forecast was for a clear deterioration in conditions!!!!!! Well the mind boggles on that one, if they weren't 100% happy at 9am the pin should have been pulled and at least the Kerry supporters could have had a shorter turnaround home, utterly awful decision that one.

Richieq (Meath) - Posts: 3292 - 12/02/2018 14:34:01    2076249

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Replying To Spinx:  "By all accounts we were robbed in Armagh today. 2 black cards that no one knew what they were for, A third player sent off for 2 yellows and then Armagh score a goal that should of been a free out! Questioned the appointment of the ref before the game and was proven right from what I have heard and read....and that includes people from Armagh. Great performance by our lads who were missing Sean McCormack and his brother Padraig who went off injured early in the game. Two huge losses. 3 out of our remaining games at home so no reason we can't push for promotion after today's performance."
Hard luck on Longford footballers, who were just edged out at the very end of added time. A battling display away from home. Longford teams always have a great attitude who ever they are playing,and put in a strong performance. They could be in line for promotion.
Offaly's game with Derry was only called off at 1pm when the team and a few brave fans were already there.
Not good enough, as other games were called off earlier Sunday morning.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 933 - 12/02/2018 14:54:11    2076259

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She'd be a lovely little country if only you could roof it

Breffni39 (Cavan) - Posts: 11509 - 12/02/2018 15:04:23    2076266

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Replying To Richieq:  "Nonsense, one of the Cavan groundstaff said doubts were coming to the fore about 8.30 Saturday morning when it was known any heavy rain would render Breffni unplayable, I was just driving into Cavan when it was called off and everyone knew that even if the rain stopped and nothing else fell from the sky there was still no way the pitch would have recovered for a 2pm throw in the next day, calling a pitch inspection was a nonsense and as for the situation in Inniskeen where they have an inspection at 9am, decide they not fully happy and have one again at 11am when the forecast was for a clear deterioration in conditions!!!!!! Well the mind boggles on that one, if they weren't 100% happy at 9am the pin should have been pulled and at least the Kerry supporters could have had a shorter turnaround home, utterly awful decision that one."
Anyone watching the weather forecast on Saturday night, would know the severe weathermight affect games in the northern part of Ireland. Teams travelling a long journey should have been advised early on Sunday if match was off. Cavan v Meath was doubtful from Saturday evening.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 933 - 12/02/2018 15:06:48    2076267

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Looks highly likely that one of Tipp and Clare at least will go down at this stage, if not both. Disappointing result to be honest at the weekend. Huge game against Meath in Semple next but I'm sure it's a game we were targeting two points from at the start and I think that it's still fairly achievable but a loss in that one really puts the pressure on.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2497 - 12/02/2018 15:54:41    2076300

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Replying To Richieq:  "Nonsense, one of the Cavan groundstaff said doubts were coming to the fore about 8.30 Saturday morning when it was known any heavy rain would render Breffni unplayable, I was just driving into Cavan when it was called off and everyone knew that even if the rain stopped and nothing else fell from the sky there was still no way the pitch would have recovered for a 2pm throw in the next day, calling a pitch inspection was a nonsense and as for the situation in Inniskeen where they have an inspection at 9am, decide they not fully happy and have one again at 11am when the forecast was for a clear deterioration in conditions!!!!!! Well the mind boggles on that one, if they weren't 100% happy at 9am the pin should have been pulled and at least the Kerry supporters could have had a shorter turnaround home, utterly awful decision that one."
Now Richie my old friend, you know common sense is a rarity in gaa these days

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13925 - 12/02/2018 22:04:24    2076400

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Looks highly likely that one of Tipp and Clare at least will go down at this stage, if not both. Disappointing result to be honest at the weekend. Huge game against Meath in Semple next but I'm sure it's a game we were targeting two points from at the start and I think that it's still fairly achievable but a loss in that one really puts the pressure on."
Not looking at tipp at moment still Cavan after that we will see
Think it's fair to say Louth are gone (sorry Ollie) after that anyone could drop with them.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13925 - 12/02/2018 22:07:38    2076405

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Not looking at tipp at moment still Cavan after that we will see
Think it's fair to say Louth are gone (sorry Ollie) after that anyone could drop with them."
Royaldunne Wee will win our last four matches and sneak a promotion place ha.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11620 - 13/02/2018 15:14:56    2076562

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Replying To royaldunne:  "Now Richie my old friend, you know common sense is a rarity in gaa these days"
Did Kerry have any supporters?! They hardly travel to Croke Park in August never mind a winter trip to Monaghan!

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 340 - 13/02/2018 15:41:43    2076570

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Royaldunne Wee will win our last four matches and sneak a promotion place ha."
I actually hope you stay up Ollie, the more Leinster clubs in division 1 and 2 the better.
But wee won't beat the royal:)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13925 - 13/02/2018 18:47:44    2076614

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Royaldunne Wee will win our last four matches and sneak a promotion place ha."
No real thoughts on who will be relegated but, after two and a half rounds of games, I don't believe that any team promoted from D. 2 would have any chance of surviving in D. 1. The standard in D. 2 is very poor. Maybe some teams will improve over the remaining rounds but there is a lot of leeway to make up to even get close to the standard to live with D 1 teams

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1400 - 13/02/2018 19:22:36    2076617

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Replying To royaldunne:  "I actually hope you stay up Ollie, the more Leinster clubs in division 1 and 2 the better.
But wee won't beat the royal:)"
Royaldunne that is gonna be some weekend. It is Paddy's weekend. Ireland to beat England in the rugby on Paddy's day to claim the grandslam and on Sunday the Wee Men to beat the Royals. There will be a big bonfire outside the Bull. An Lu Abu!

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11620 - 13/02/2018 20:23:59    2076631

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Replying To neverright:  "No real thoughts on who will be relegated but, after two and a half rounds of games, I don't believe that any team promoted from D. 2 would have any chance of surviving in D. 1. The standard in D. 2 is very poor. Maybe some teams will improve over the remaining rounds but there is a lot of leeway to make up to even get close to the standard to live with D 1 teams"
That is true enough Neverright. There is no stand out team and apart from the Wee County the other teams in this division are taking points of each other. Wee are playing yourselves in the next round. This is a must win match for Louth.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11620 - 13/02/2018 20:27:20    2076633

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Replying To OLLIE:  "Royaldunne that is gonna be some weekend. It is Paddy's weekend. Ireland to beat England in the rugby on Paddy's day to claim the grandslam and on Sunday the Wee Men to beat the Royals. There will be a big bonfire outside the Bull. An Lu Abu!"
Jasus I'll have to head to the bull that night in my Meath top (I actually did that years ago ) lol. It was pre 10 so things weren't as bad, look at poor Betty he went there for a pint came out with a quare one and has never been the same since:)

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 13925 - 13/02/2018 21:09:04    2076643

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Replying To neverright:  "No real thoughts on who will be relegated but, after two and a half rounds of games, I don't believe that any team promoted from D. 2 would have any chance of surviving in D. 1. The standard in D. 2 is very poor. Maybe some teams will improve over the remaining rounds but there is a lot of leeway to make up to even get close to the standard to live with D 1 teams"
Disagree with Ye here, there's not much between Monaghan Donegal Galway Kildare Tyrone cork down Meath Roscommon Cavan in my opinion, all these teams can beat each other on any given day, even Kerry and mayo can be beaten in the league depending on there mood.

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 152 - 14/02/2018 10:30:19    2076706

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Disagree with Ye here, there's not much between Monaghan Donegal Galway Kildare Tyrone cork down Meath Roscommon Cavan in my opinion, all these teams can beat each other on any given day, even Kerry and mayo can be beaten in the league depending on there mood."
theirs clear night and day between division 1 and 2.
teams that are promoted are almost guaranteed to go down..galway this year are joining the big boys of provincial winners/competitors so they are pushing on...
kildare are very unlucky they obviously have a very good young team.
so essentially you could say what separates the top 6 teams in division 1 from the rest of Ireland is that they are all competing for provincial championship honours...
so unfortunately that would leave meath stuck in the muck of div 2/3 for the next 10 years or so

abitawit (Fermanagh) - Posts: 273 - 14/02/2018 11:13:26    2076723

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Replying To gotmilk:  "Is Maghera the wee town that has the fancy cars in the window beside the shop?"
It is indeed.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 685 - 14/02/2018 11:24:37    2076731

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