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Championship Predictions

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Firstly hope everyone kept safe threw the covid 19 and remaining to be careful, looking like we could eventually get football back if things keep going the way they are , have we any club championship predictions for football senior , intermediate and junior

BannGael (Down) - Posts: 19 - 13/06/2020 20:28:57    2280709

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Replying To BannGael:  "Firstly hope everyone kept safe threw the covid 19 and remaining to be careful, looking like we could eventually get football back if things keep going the way they are , have we any club championship predictions for football senior , intermediate and junior"
Hard to see past kilcoo or Burren for the senior

downtothecore (Down) - Posts: 291 - 13/06/2020 21:22:29    2280724

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Replying To downtothecore:  "Hard to see past kilcoo or Burren for the senior"
Think Kilcoo will just as hungry this year what about intermediate how do you see it going

BannGael (Down) - Posts: 19 - 13/06/2020 22:05:13    2280733

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An Riocht will push hard for the intermediate

downtothecore (Down) - Posts: 291 - 13/06/2020 22:24:17    2280735

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With less preparation than normal it might suit teams with natural footballers, not sure that's Kilcoo but their spirit must make them favourites anyhow but it might give others a chance.

dufferman (Down) - Posts: 149 - 14/06/2020 00:20:05    2280747

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With leagues now brought forward (to suit the county panel obviously and with no thought to the standard club players who make up 99% of the players in the county), will we see clubs trying to get their top 15 out playing from the start, and risking injury due to reduced fitness levels and conditioning, or will we see some fringe players maybe stake their claims for championship?

Any ideas on how teams are shaping up training wise? Are there any notable absences in terms of players in each championship?

The draw looks fairly entertaining for each championship if the teams are near their 'normal' levels.

if that is the case, Kilcoo again will be hard to stop in the SFC. Hopefully, as a neutral, we see someone else break their hold. Maybe Warrenpoint after coming so close last year, and their game against Burren should be a good battle. Loughinisland to improve surely and maybe have a decent run with an easier start against Longstone who they hammered last year. Mayobridge were getting better last year and could continue the upward curve but an opener against Kilcoo was probably what they didn't want.

The IFC is maybe harder to judge, given Shamrocks made the final last year. Annaclone had a good season with promotion and will look to build on it, and will be happy to have drawn Bright in the first game. An Riocht as mentioned before will be up there too and got a straightforward draw with Teconnaught. Maybe Saul could have a good go at it this year, they showed character to stay up last year and that could have given them a boost. St Johns have a handy draw too against Dromara and will look to make some sort of an impact.

The JFC looks likely to be between Drumaness and Glasdrumman (I believe Harrison will be available which makes a huge difference). Can't see the Finn getting to the final as they will have a difficult league and won't have the same momentum this year. East Belfast will be an interesting proposition for Dundrum, I hear they have big numbers and will be an unknown quantity. Be some craic if the trophy heads there for the year.

icantshoot (Down) - Posts: 63 - 02/07/2020 10:00:17    2282653

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Replying To icantshoot:  "With leagues now brought forward (to suit the county panel obviously and with no thought to the standard club players who make up 99% of the players in the county), will we see clubs trying to get their top 15 out playing from the start, and risking injury due to reduced fitness levels and conditioning, or will we see some fringe players maybe stake their claims for championship?

Any ideas on how teams are shaping up training wise? Are there any notable absences in terms of players in each championship?

The draw looks fairly entertaining for each championship if the teams are near their 'normal' levels.

if that is the case, Kilcoo again will be hard to stop in the SFC. Hopefully, as a neutral, we see someone else break their hold. Maybe Warrenpoint after coming so close last year, and their game against Burren should be a good battle. Loughinisland to improve surely and maybe have a decent run with an easier start against Longstone who they hammered last year. Mayobridge were getting better last year and could continue the upward curve but an opener against Kilcoo was probably what they didn't want.

The IFC is maybe harder to judge, given Shamrocks made the final last year. Annaclone had a good season with promotion and will look to build on it, and will be happy to have drawn Bright in the first game. An Riocht as mentioned before will be up there too and got a straightforward draw with Teconnaught. Maybe Saul could have a good go at it this year, they showed character to stay up last year and that could have given them a boost. St Johns have a handy draw too against Dromara and will look to make some sort of an impact.

The JFC looks likely to be between Drumaness and Glasdrumman (I believe Harrison will be available which makes a huge difference). Can't see the Finn getting to the final as they will have a difficult league and won't have the same momentum this year. East Belfast will be an interesting proposition for Dundrum, I hear they have big numbers and will be an unknown quantity. Be some craic if the trophy heads there for the year."
Kilcoo should win SFC ,
IFC ,a tough call , were Annaclone,Drumgath,St Johns,An Riocht,Saval,Saul,Shamrocks, could beat each otheron an given day
JFC, Drumaness if they get themselves fit

germac (Down) - Posts: 270 - 05/07/2020 21:52:34    2283164

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Liatroim, Bredagh and Ballela all going well unbeaten in their 3 opening league matches to date

nosides (Down) - Posts: 233 - 28/07/2020 13:24:09    2285565

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