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Replying To theweanling:  "Is anyone else slightly worried about the margins of defeats across the 3 divisions on the first round of the league, apart from the draw with a quick calculation it worked out the average win was at 9.5 points. Now there was some totally lopsided games, however out of the 20 games played 12 were won by 7 points or more and only 3 games won by 3 or less....."
That is some margin all right. Could be loads of different reasons. Teams missing players, some might not be back training, some teams could be just doing fitness work. Also we have three divisions rather than four which may result in teams being in a grade that is above their standard.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 12/04/2017 15:54:59    1978843

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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "That is some margin all right. Could be loads of different reasons. Teams missing players, some might not be back training, some teams could be just doing fitness work. Also we have three divisions rather than four which may result in teams being in a grade that is above their standard."
Maybe i jumped the gun a bit, i really hope you're right. I'll keep an eye on it for the next few months and see. However my fear was that if the players aren't being exposed to battles at club level then they wont be able to do it at county level. I was at one of the games where there was a bit of drubbing and tbf neither team gave up, it was just a case of one being on a different level than the other.

theweanling (Cavan) - Posts: 414 - 12/04/2017 16:29:13    1978858

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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "Lot of impressive Ramor lads. Somerville was very good as was Bradley."
bradley wasnt even playing??

EastCavan (Cavan) - Posts: 183 - 13/04/2017 20:55:42    1979228

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Replying To EastCavan:  "bradley wasnt even playing??"
Scored 1 1 on 40.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 13/04/2017 21:52:06    1979243

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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "Scored 1 1 on 40."
james bradley

EastCavan (Cavan) - Posts: 183 - 13/04/2017 22:27:57    1979271

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Replying To EastCavan:  "james bradley"
Where was I incorrect then?

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 14/04/2017 09:19:50    1979315

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Replying To doratheexplorer:  "Where was I incorrect then?"
When you refer to "Bradley" most people would assume it to be Conor not James

Breffnisbest (Cavan) - Posts: 467 - 14/04/2017 13:04:31    1979373

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Replying To theweanling:  "Maybe i jumped the gun a bit, i really hope you're right. I'll keep an eye on it for the next few months and see. However my fear was that if the players aren't being exposed to battles at club level then they wont be able to do it at county level. I was at one of the games where there was a bit of drubbing and tbf neither team gave up, it was just a case of one being on a different level than the other."
Looks like your fears confirmed. Some absolute hammerings again today.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 15/04/2017 20:52:46    1979708

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Having 3 divisions instead of 4 divisions looks like a big mistake by county board. A number of hammerings in divisions 2 and 3 as there are very weak teams out of their depth in both divisions.

Gaa1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 18 - 15/04/2017 21:39:22    1979729

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How many county players gone on holiday to portugal

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 320 - 15/04/2017 22:03:48    1979739

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Replying To tom84:  "How many county players gone on holiday to portugal"
Think about 20 of panel went.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 15/04/2017 23:34:33    1979764

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Replying To Gaa1969:  "Having 3 divisions instead of 4 divisions looks like a big mistake by county board. A number of hammerings in divisions 2 and 3 as there are very weak teams out of their depth in both divisions."
Is there not 6 divisions in cavan??

bart_simpson (Cavan) - Posts: 45 - 16/04/2017 09:26:11    1979782

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Correct, what was the idea behind going back to 3 Divisions?
Typical bullsh** from county board.
Last few years League Campaigns were hugely competitive as everyone had something to play for with only 10 in the divisions be it promotion or relegation.
Some of decisions that get made defy logic but I suppose that is no surprise at this stage.

gowna02 (Cavan) - Posts: 99 - 18/04/2017 12:42:21    1980409

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Some of those teams were getting hammered as it was in the 10 team league.

There was only 9 League games in a 10 game League. 3 Divisions gives clubs more games, instead of alternative competitions like the spring league, which half the clubs didn't care about.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2580 - 22/04/2017 14:41:57    1981672

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Replying To FoolsGold:  "Some of those teams were getting hammered as it was in the 10 team league.

There was only 9 League games in a 10 game League. 3 Divisions gives clubs more games, instead of alternative competitions like the spring league, which half the clubs didn't care about."
I think this is the problem.

Had the Spring League been treated properly then clubs could have played this secondary competition without county players. Then they would have had their county players for all of the ACFL games which is much fairer. But some clubs didn't see it that way. A lot of people knocked the Breffni/Spring League when it arrived first, me included, but I think it was a good idea.

Skelling (USA) - Posts: 289 - 22/04/2017 17:49:16    1981709

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Replying To Skelling:  "I think this is the problem.

Had the Spring League been treated properly then clubs could have played this secondary competition without county players. Then they would have had their county players for all of the ACFL games which is much fairer. But some clubs didn't see it that way. A lot of people knocked the Breffni/Spring League when it arrived first, me included, but I think it was a good idea."
People did knock it but players liked it. Gave them regular football uninterrupted.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 22/04/2017 18:13:16    1981715

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Replying To bart_simpson:  "Is there not 6 divisions in cavan??"
so where would you put the team that is out of their depth in the lowest division ?.

There are 1 or 2 teams (who I will not name). that have probably not won a game for a few years . what is the point . Why not amalgamate. If officers of the 2 clubs do not want to amalgamate then maybe it's time to disband the whole committee as it's a total farce.

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5496 - 24/04/2017 17:30:41    1982296

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Replying To s goldrick:  "so where would you put the team that is out of their depth in the lowest division ?.

There are 1 or 2 teams (who I will not name). that have probably not won a game for a few years . what is the point . Why not amalgamate. If officers of the 2 clubs do not want to amalgamate then maybe it's time to disband the whole committee as it's a total farce."
What two struggling neighbouring clubs in Cavan should amalgamate?

JonSmith (Cavan) - Posts: 1451 - 24/04/2017 17:51:56    1982302

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Replying To JonSmith:  "What two struggling neighbouring clubs in Cavan should amalgamate?"
Should Maghera and Ramor not be one club?

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1467 - 24/04/2017 19:28:53    1982332

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They are more or less. The Coles, Stephen Monaghan and James McEnroe from Maghera.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2580 - 24/04/2017 20:58:30    1982357

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