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Replying To the21yardline:  "Another hammering for this team last night. The County Board are lucky the search for a new senior manager will deflect from these results"
Louth 3-11 Westmeath 2-11, that is not a hammering by any standards. Sounds like a decent contest.

dbpcmi (Westmeath) - Posts: 29 - 29/06/2018 15:26:05    2116714

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A perfect 0 from 5 does not look good. Is it the under 17 rule?

wonit1time (Westmeath) - Posts: 428 - 04/07/2018 18:13:18    2118582

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Looking at minor and u16 groups. Do top two team now go straight to quater final in d 1 And bottom two go straight to quater final of d2 and knockout from there . Or are all the top 2s teams put into a group of 8 and league with these eight and top four in semi finals

madbull (Westmeath) - Posts: 186 - 17/07/2018 10:44:31    2123045

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Replying To madbull:  "Looking at minor and u16 groups. Do top two team now go straight to quater final in d 1 And bottom two go straight to quater final of d2 and knockout from there . Or are all the top 2s teams put into a group of 8 and league with these eight and top four in semi finals"
I'm not certain but I think it's the former. The knock out stages should be very competitive. Quite a lot of mis matches at the moment.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 205 - 17/07/2018 12:09:07    2123083

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Thats what I thought but someone told me differ. Seems like some lets say unusual results when you compare with league results and league position finishing

madbull (Westmeath) - Posts: 186 - 17/07/2018 13:51:40    2123135

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I cant understand why we go for this format of 2no D1+ 2no D2 teams per group for the group stages of the Championship,it is totally mismatched pitting a top D1 team vs a mid table D2 team or a team just promoted out of D3 is madness,going by the results a lot of the D2 teams are getting a hammering again this year, what good is that to either team? How is it good for D2 teams? they have to play 2no D1 teams and 1no D2 team where a D1 team has to play 2no D2 teams and 1 D1 team,its very hard for teams that may of had a good run in the league and then their Championship starts where they only have one competive match in the group, by the first week in August 8 teams in both divisions at U16/Minor will be knocked out end of season no more competitive football till Feb/Mar 2019

It is no wonder young players walk away from our sport so young
this in my opinion is why we don't see enough quality players coming through to our Senior County and Cub teams,

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 20 - 17/07/2018 16:26:23    2123214

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Format is same as previous years - top 2 into D1 quarters and bottom 2 into D2 quarters.
Agree it is strange in that teams already got hammerings in the league and are mis-matched again.
The D1 winners will come from Athlone, Lomans, Maryland / Tang or The Downs.
Will be interesting to see who meets who at the knock out stages.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 553 - 18/07/2018 23:20:34    2123646

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