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Replying To Ollie2:  "Ah yeah Greengrass. The Jocks are the team to beat. The great JP Rooney is hanging around for another year. They are going for a three in a row. The Jocks have come along way since beating Mattock in a relegation play off in 2015. Beating quarter finalists in 2016, beating semi finalists in 2017, beating finalists in 2018 and 2019. Winners in 2020 and 2021. I'm tipping all mid Louth clubs to win their respected championships and all Drawda clubs as outsiders."
Interesting times ahead Ollie especially in the Blues, Mochtas, Pats group.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5800 - 11/07/2022 19:35:18    2431531

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How Many Teams have done 3 in a row?

The great Pats, Mattock and recent Blues teams didn't do it but is was more competitive then.
The good Mary's team of the 50's did not do it either. Some interesting teams in the 10-30's and many did back to back but not the third in a row.

Cooley - 70s
Blues - 60's

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 38 - 12/07/2022 11:05:16    2431608

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Replying To MR2:  "How Many Teams have done 3 in a row?

The great Pats, Mattock and recent Blues teams didn't do it but is was more competitive then.
The good Mary's team of the 50's did not do it either. Some interesting teams in the 10-30's and many did back to back but not the third in a row.

Cooley - 70s
Blues - 60's"
Blues 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5800 - 12/07/2022 15:36:19    2431702

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Blues 2017, 2018 and 2019."
Hard to believe it's nearly 50 years since Cooley were flying and it's only recently the three in a row was done again. Hope they come back soon.

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1557 - 13/07/2022 20:00:12    2431950

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Replying To 19616609:  "Hard to believe it's nearly 50 years since Cooley were flying and it's only recently the three in a row was done again. Hope they come back soon."
I think those men from Cooley would get it hard to win it now 1961. They're all in their seventies.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5800 - 14/07/2022 14:41:29    2432071

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Replying To Greengrass:  "I think those men from Cooley would get it hard to win it now 1961. They're all in their seventies."
Impossible Green as they are going for Inter

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1557 - 16/07/2022 15:32:27    2432358

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Replying To MR2:  "How Many Teams have done 3 in a row?

The great Pats, Mattock and recent Blues teams didn't do it but is was more competitive then.
The good Mary's team of the 50's did not do it either. Some interesting teams in the 10-30's and many did back to back but not the third in a row.

Cooley - 70s
Blues - 60's"
The Drawda Independents were the first team to do the three in a row. They did this between 1900 and 1902. But the first two finals were walk overs. The next team to win three in a row were the Tones. They did this between 1925 and 1927. The 1925 final was a walk over the Clans who ironically were going for three in a row having won in 1923 and 1924. The Blues are the only club to win four in a row. They did this between 1961 and 1964. They reached final in 1965 only for the super Rats to stop them in the last all senior Drawda final. The Blues won the Senior in 1966 and 1967. Cooley did three in a row between 1976 and 1978 and the Blues won it between 2017 and 2019. The Jocks are looking to join that famous list.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 22/07/2022 16:57:18    2433593

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Not a word about Kevin passing? One of the best! RIP!

MR2 (Louth) - Posts: 38 - 27/07/2022 11:28:00    2434806

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Anyone want to give their thoughts on Championship as we head towards the final few weeks of the league. Where do we see the club teams rank in Junior, Intermediate & Senior?

Agaacultural (Mayo) - Posts: 68 - 29/07/2022 07:43:02    2435171

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Replying To MR2:  "Not a word about Kevin passing? One of the best! RIP!"
He sure was MR. He laid on the goal for Sean Cunningham in the great 1957 All Ireland football final. Another one from the 1957 team that leaves us. RIP Kevin.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 29/07/2022 14:52:04    2435246

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Replying To Agaacultural:  "Anyone want to give their thoughts on Championship as we head towards the final few weeks of the league. Where do we see the club teams rank in Junior, Intermediate & Senior?"
Senior: Winners Mary's, Main Challengers Jocks, Outsider Blues, Relegated Joe's.

Inter: Winners Hunterstown, Main Challengers S.O.M, Outsider Rats, Relegated Connells.

Junior: Winners Lannleire, Main Challengers Clyde, Outsider Tones.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 567 - 29/07/2022 14:56:47    2435249

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Replying To MR2:  "Not a word about Kevin passing? One of the best! RIP!"
We'll said MR. May he rest in peace.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5800 - 29/07/2022 16:35:43    2435280

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Replying To Ollie2:  "He sure was MR. He laid on the goal for Sean Cunningham in the great 1957 All Ireland football final. Another one from the 1957 team that leaves us. RIP Kevin."
Kevin was a great one who gave it all for Louth. His sideline ball on 22/09/57 changed our lives. Never thought then that we would be still waiting for the next one. Thanks Kevin. May you rest in peace..
Good to see Patsy Coleman ,Sean Og Flood, Jim McArdle and Frank Lynch at the funeral. There may have been others. It was a very moving tribute to a great man. An mbeidh a leitheid ann aris?

19616609 (Louth) - Posts: 1557 - 01/08/2022 19:37:19    2435810

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Congratulations to Glen Emmets on retaining the Division 3a title. Madness from Louth GAA to not allow them promotion last year as no one even laid a glove on them. They may find the intermediate championship tough due to the opposition they faced all year.

Dunleer and Plunketts makes for an interesting match. Either team could win.

BluenYellow (Louth) - Posts: 122 - 08/08/2022 13:24:35    2436652

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Senior Winners Mary's

Inter: Winners Hunterstown

Junior: Winners Mitchels

bennypoor (Louth) - Posts: 519 - 08/08/2022 21:44:38    2436735

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Replying To BluenYellow:  "Congratulations to Glen Emmets on retaining the Division 3a title. Madness from Louth GAA to not allow them promotion last year as no one even laid a glove on them. They may find the intermediate championship tough due to the opposition they faced all year.

Dunleer and Plunketts makes for an interesting match. Either team could win."
Dunleer vs Plunketts will make a tasty affair they have history in these relegation/promotion play offs with Plunketts usually edging out the win.
Dunleer will run them close but I fear they don't have the forwards to do enough damage to come out on top.

My Predictions for the Championship :

Senior : Martins

Inter : Cooley

Junior : Glyde

BallinLowHai (Louth) - Posts: 6 - 09/08/2022 11:04:44    2436768

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Replying To BallinLowHai:  "Dunleer vs Plunketts will make a tasty affair they have history in these relegation/promotion play offs with Plunketts usually edging out the win.
Dunleer will run them close but I fear they don't have the forwards to do enough damage to come out on top.

My Predictions for the Championship :

Senior : Martins

Inter : Cooley

Junior : Glyde"
Totally agree, dunleer are always the nearly men. The bridesmaids. Plunketts are used to the relegation scrap and should have the experience to pull through. How many times have plunketts been in the relegation battle between league or championship in the last few seasons ?! Could be a matter of time. A cat only has 9 lives ! Anyway my championship predictions:
Senior: martins
Main challenger: Mary's
Outsider: Mochtas

Inter: Cooley
Challenger: hunterstown
Outsider: kilkerley

Junior: Glyde
Challenger: lannleire
Outsider: stabannon

Great to see folks on here with club interests !
Hon d lu.

Sturdypot (Louth) - Posts: 1 - 09/08/2022 14:29:00    2436825

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Replying To Sturdypot:  "Totally agree, dunleer are always the nearly men. The bridesmaids. Plunketts are used to the relegation scrap and should have the experience to pull through. How many times have plunketts been in the relegation battle between league or championship in the last few seasons ?! Could be a matter of time. A cat only has 9 lives ! Anyway my championship predictions:
Senior: martins
Main challenger: Mary's
Outsider: Mochtas

Inter: Cooley
Challenger: hunterstown
Outsider: kilkerley

Junior: Glyde
Challenger: lannleire
Outsider: stabannon

Great to see folks on here with club interests !
Hon d lu."
Respectful choices sturdypot

I've gone bold

Joe ward: Martins
Main challenger: Mary's
Outsider: mattock rangers

Seamus Flood: Hunterstown
Challenger: Cooley
Outsider:DYI or Tullyallen

Christy Bellew: Togher
Challenger: Dunleer
Outsider: Glyde

I wish all teams the best of luck and hope to get to a few games

Urdogsaknacker (Louth) - Posts: 5 - 09/08/2022 16:27:19    2436841

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A year or two ago I put up a post about altering the league formats from div 1 to 3b. It was to turn all leagues into a 10 team league, have 4 divisions and play 2 rounds of fixtures, one with county players and one without. I seen a local reporter running with it a week or two ago in his Drogheda Independant Column.

Today I have another proposal for the underage set up. Amalgamations are becoming a joke and are possibly reducing louth's overall player pool. A thought I had today is to have 3 separate formats at each age level from u13 to minor. 2 running concurrently and one to run after the other 2 conclude.

1st format is league and champo for clubs who field on their own. With all rules same as currently. This is ran concurrently with format 2. No amalgamations allowed.

2nd Format is same as 1, league and champo but for clubs unable to field 15 on their own regurly. Reduce the onfield players to 11 a side ( 1 GK, 2 FBs, 2 HBs, 2 MFs, 2 HFs, 2 FFs) and reduce the pitch size (size to be agreed). Amalgamations allowed but at most only two clubs.

3rd format is to happen after format 1 and 2 are complete. Current Louth development squad players are not allowed in this format. This is a regional competition. Clubs are grouped together as regions with the managers from each club within that region as selectors. All regions in one league with the region finishing 1st winning. Regional areas to be decided. This will help to improve the standard of football within the county, as managers can learn off each other and the better standard of player pool will encourage competitive players to work harder and up their game for positions. It will also help improve community spirit between clubs within Louth, as players from different clubs will get to know each other as they train as a region.

Examples of regions welcomed.

BluenYellow (Louth) - Posts: 122 - 12/08/2022 17:10:45    2437215

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