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Junior Football Championship 2019

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With 2 rounds to play Ballinacargy seem unstoppable with 4 wins from 4. Looks like it's a shoot out between Pauls and CFCW for second spot after Pauls bet Finea on dirty evening last Friday. What happens if Pauls and Finea finish level on points? Head to head is even with 1 win a piece. Scoring difference? Also, does anyone think it's harsh asking all 4 teams to play this coming Friday and then again on the following Monday? 2 big games in 72 hours especially for Pauls and Finea!!

Boarderboy (Meath) - Posts: 92 - 11/08/2019 22:13:40    2224321

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Replying To Boarderboy:  "With 2 rounds to play Ballinacargy seem unstoppable with 4 wins from 4. Looks like it's a shoot out between Pauls and CFCW for second spot after Pauls bet Finea on dirty evening last Friday. What happens if Pauls and Finea finish level on points? Head to head is even with 1 win a piece. Scoring difference? Also, does anyone think it's harsh asking all 4 teams to play this coming Friday and then again on the following Monday? 2 big games in 72 hours especially for Pauls and Finea!!"
It will just go to scoring difference. They're not exactly 2 huge games for either club as they're both through regardless, probably suits a club to finish 3rd and get an extra championship game under their belt rather than go cold waiting for a semi

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 12/08/2019 15:38:43    2224715

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Replying To westmeathgaa11:  "It will just go to scoring difference. They're not exactly 2 huge games for either club as they're both through regardless, probably suits a club to finish 3rd and get an extra championship game under their belt rather than go cold waiting for a semi"
With both Finea's and Pauls panels stacked with dual players I wonder is a quarter final such a good idea. Both clubs wouldnt have massive panels either which means both sets of players might be glad of the break.

Boarderboy (Meath) - Posts: 92 - 14/08/2019 15:42:03    2225660

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Replying To Boarderboy:  "With both Finea's and Pauls panels stacked with dual players I wonder is a quarter final such a good idea. Both clubs wouldnt have massive panels either which means both sets of players might be glad of the break."
Semi finals aren't until the 5th of October, if it was my team I know what I'd want regardless of dual players

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 14/08/2019 16:54:15    2225706

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Bal flying. Finea and Paul's to qualify too. Look like ballycomyle out of group two

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 103 - 17/08/2019 10:35:55    2226709

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What are the q final pairings, Balycomoyle cruising

JohnyDuncan (UK) - Posts: 93 - 19/08/2019 23:38:17    2227735

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Ballynacargy flying junior although they had one minor blip against last night but what sort of team had they out, big shock with St. Paul's teaching semi final ahead of CFCW, ballycomoyle and joes came through the relatively easy group but you'd imagine the step up in 1/4 final standard of football will be to much, does anyone know anything about the senior 2nd teams?

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 20/08/2019 09:32:36    2227774

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Anyone fixtures this week for the Junior 2nd teams, St. Lomans and Garrycastle seem have top both groups. I presume they must play each other to see who gets last QF spot?

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 54 - 26/08/2019 10:41:57    2229329

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Athlone v Lomans and Garrycastle v The Downs this Thursday.
Didn't realise that 2 teams came out of each of groups 3 and 4.
I expect the 2 Mullingar teams to prevail.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 678 - 26/08/2019 11:23:14    2229354

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any dates for junior final released yet??

dec (None) - Posts: 239 - 26/08/2019 12:45:02    2229381

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Replying To dec:  "any dates for junior final released yet??"
Provisional dates that were released in March:
Q-Finals: 7th/8th September

Semi-Finals: 21st/22nd September

Final: 6th October

iarmhi_an_mhaith (Westmeath) - Posts: 231 - 26/08/2019 15:21:16    2229451

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It is hardly a fair setup that the second string junior clubs have to play far more competitive games than 'junior proper' clubs?

The Downs have played four championship matches in eight days, with a four day break until their fifth in twelve days v Finea, who played their last game nearly three weeks ago.

WestmeathFan (Westmeath) - Posts: 10 - 03/09/2019 14:40:18    2232408

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Replying To WestmeathFan:  "It is hardly a fair setup that the second string junior clubs have to play far more competitive games than 'junior proper' clubs?

The Downs have played four championship matches in eight days, with a four day break until their fifth in twelve days v Finea, who played their last game nearly three weeks ago."
Realistically teams like Finea and Paul's don't want more games there stretched with dual players as it is. Weird way the draw was done but Balycomyle will beat Joseph's again and then play bal who will put them to the sword. Finea v Downs is hard to know as Finea are good but played poor the last three games after a good start and the downs I don't know much about but will be young fast so it will be an interesting game. Winners play Paul's so will be thankful to have avoided Bal until a final if they get there .

Gaawestmeath (Westmeath) - Posts: 34 - 04/09/2019 14:57:54    2232766

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Replying To WestmeathFan:  "It is hardly a fair setup that the second string junior clubs have to play far more competitive games than 'junior proper' clubs?

The Downs have played four championship matches in eight days, with a four day break until their fifth in twelve days v Finea, who played their last game nearly three weeks ago."
It's not the Junior clubs fault that the games were held up and now have a bunch of them in a row. The teams in Group 1 had 6 games so I don't know where you are going with saying second string junior clubs have to play far more competitive games than proper Junior clubs. The first weekend of Junior championship action there were games conceded by the second string teams so any mess in this competition is not being caused by sole Junior clubs

Darragh (Westmeath) - Posts: 296 - 05/09/2019 11:31:03    2232978

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Replying To Darragh:  "It's not the Junior clubs fault that the games were held up and now have a bunch of them in a row. The teams in Group 1 had 6 games so I don't know where you are going with saying second string junior clubs have to play far more competitive games than proper Junior clubs. The first weekend of Junior championship action there were games conceded by the second string teams so any mess in this competition is not being caused by sole Junior clubs"
The problem lies with the county board who weren't fixing games for the senior clubs and left it all until the last minute and squeezed 4 games into the space of 12 days or so in the downs case, some of these junior teams only played 2 games in the space of 6 or 7 weeks when the senior intermediate and junior clubs were playing off their group games

Iarmhi04 (Westmeath) - Posts: 29 - 05/09/2019 11:44:16    2232980

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Replying To Iarmhi04:  "The problem lies with the county board who weren't fixing games for the senior clubs and left it all until the last minute and squeezed 4 games into the space of 12 days or so in the downs case, some of these junior teams only played 2 games in the space of 6 or 7 weeks when the senior intermediate and junior clubs were playing off their group games"
It's not the county board's fault if teams are giving walkovers. Killucan conceded on every game. Shandonagh and Tubberclair conceded on most of their games. They shouldn't have entered teams in the first place, and then the county board could have 1 single group with the second teams in it and they'd have a nice competitive group. It is not easy to have a second championship team - you need at least 50 players you can call on if you want to be sure to field in all your games. Not sure why these clubs are trying to create games for players that don't exist. And for the few games they do field in, and get hammered in, it can't be any benefit to those involved.

jamsie (Westmeath) - Posts: 255 - 05/09/2019 14:24:12    2233042

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Replying To jamsie:  "It's not the county board's fault if teams are giving walkovers. Killucan conceded on every game. Shandonagh and Tubberclair conceded on most of their games. They shouldn't have entered teams in the first place, and then the county board could have 1 single group with the second teams in it and they'd have a nice competitive group. It is not easy to have a second championship team - you need at least 50 players you can call on if you want to be sure to field in all your games. Not sure why these clubs are trying to create games for players that don't exist. And for the few games they do field in, and get hammered in, it can't be any benefit to those involved."
How isn't it with the CB? If they just fixed games and teams conceded that's fine, but games weren't fixed for so many weeks over the summer! A team can only concede when a fixture is made

Iarmhi04 (Westmeath) - Posts: 29 - 06/09/2019 12:39:00    2233268

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How is it the County boards fault? Previous poster was right in relation to certain clubs entering competitions that they had no intention of playing in and then conceding walkovers. These clubs had enough players but simply couldn't even be bothered fielding. Not fair to the competition or to their fringe players who trained for nothing. Clubs need to be more accountable. Matches were scheduled for the last 7-8 weeks but only certain senior clubs fielded whilst others chose not to.

Bellewest (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 06/09/2019 13:55:45    2233300

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So its Pauls V CFCW and Ballycomoyle V Ballynacargy in the Semi FInals. Ballynacargy to win handy enough though Ballycomoyle wont lie down. Pauls V CFCW should be a good one - Pauls by a point or two perhaps?? Thoughts.........

Boarderboy (Meath) - Posts: 92 - 07/09/2019 05:10:21    2233404

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Struggled wins for Ballycomoyle and CFCW as expected. Both teams looked poor at times and looked flustered. Standard of refereeing in both games was poor for both sets of teams with soft cards dished out. You'd imagine judging by last nights performance Ballycomoyle will go no further, where is jogger? Finea look young for and dangerous, I'm calling a finea Ballynacargy final with finea to win it

westmeathgaa11 (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 07/09/2019 08:38:23    2233407

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