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U19 Football

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what are peoples thoughts on the U19 .hard to see past the Downs or Collinstown/Kinnegad in D1?? and Athlone or T/pass for D2 ??

Joseph's/Milltownpass in D2 how many different Clubs have Milltownpass being amalgamated with this year up to U19 ??

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 43 - 01/10/2020 21:02:35    2295150

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Replying To Westmeathgeal:  "what are peoples thoughts on the U19 .hard to see past the Downs or Collinstown/Kinnegad in D1?? and Athlone or T/pass for D2 ??

Joseph's/Milltownpass in D2 how many different Clubs have Milltownpass being amalgamated with this year up to U19 ??"
The Downs have tough opening game vs Caulry. Kinnegad will probably walk through their group although tubberclair could give them a game off it , killucan will probably top their group and group 4 of Lomans ,milmore and shamrocks is the most competitive groups as any team could get through it , Lomans are set to be without Fionn o hara due to injury. I think if Downs and kinnegad top their respective groups they play eachother in a semi final as only one goes through each group.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 109 - 01/10/2020 22:26:17    2295169

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "The Downs have tough opening game vs Caulry. Kinnegad will probably walk through their group although tubberclair could give them a game off it , killucan will probably top their group and group 4 of Lomans ,milmore and shamrocks is the most competitive groups as any team could get through it , Lomans are set to be without Fionn o hara due to injury. I think if Downs and kinnegad top their respective groups they play eachother in a semi final as only one goes through each group."
Killucan, TheDowns and Kinnegad will be the strongest three in this age bracket. Lomans as you said will be without young O Hara and will rely somewhat on minor lads, so that group will be very competitive. Its hard not to see the other three making three of the four semi-finalists.

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 78 - 02/10/2020 08:39:09    2295199

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Replying To Westmeathgeal:  "what are peoples thoughts on the U19 .hard to see past the Downs or Collinstown/Kinnegad in D1?? and Athlone or T/pass for D2 ??

Joseph's/Milltownpass in D2 how many different Clubs have Milltownpass being amalgamated with this year up to U19 ??"
Reply to Westmeath Gea - l Milltownpass have been with the Bridge at U15 level and I think i saw Kilbeggan with them at 17s? Could be wrong.
Smaller clubs just dont have the numbers as bigger villages...No houses in Milltownpass - No Population. Althought Kilbeggan not small they struggle also at underage.

gti (Westmeath) - Posts: 197 - 02/10/2020 09:53:13    2295206

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Replying To Thechick:  "Killucan, TheDowns and Kinnegad will be the strongest three in this age bracket. Lomans as you said will be without young O Hara and will rely somewhat on minor lads, so that group will be very competitive. Its hard not to see the other three making three of the four semi-finalists."
Could depend on how much teams have been training for it I know of a few teams who haven't started back yet.Caulry ran the downs close last year in the minor semi and only lost out by 3 points I think. So that would be a close contest. I think the downs quality will pull them through it
Shamrocks are out first against milmore and that could go either way, likewise with shandonagh and Maryland/tang game. Not sure who is out first in kinnegad group but you'd imagine kinnegad will get by both tubberclair or moate,

Will be interesting to see whether the likes of David hickey will be allowed play for killucan If Shane o Brien has plans for him with the senior hurlers. Likewise with the young lads in with the county footballers.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 109 - 02/10/2020 12:09:23    2295245

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Replying To Westmeathgeal:  "what are peoples thoughts on the U19 .hard to see past the Downs or Collinstown/Kinnegad in D1?? and Athlone or T/pass for D2 ??

Joseph's/Milltownpass in D2 how many different Clubs have Milltownpass being amalgamated with this year up to U19 ??"
Surprised to see Athlone in Division 2. They should have a fair few of their senior squad and I think they would be well able to compete with most of the Division 1 teams.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 228 - 02/10/2020 14:16:18    2295283

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Replying To midlands:  "Surprised to see Athlone in Division 2. They should have a fair few of their senior squad and I think they would be well able to compete with most of the Division 1 teams."
Shane Reid was there only player to play for the senior team this year. And they only had 2 I think on their junior team
I believe they've gone off last years minor championship in terms of what divisions teams are in .

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 109 - 02/10/2020 14:36:21    2295293

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Athlone are decent even if there best player is from Tubberclair they have 3 or so on there senior team. Kinnegad, the downs and killucan, caulry after that. It should be an u20 competition what genius decided to change I will never know.

PowellJohn (Westmeath) - Posts: 17 - 02/10/2020 14:47:31    2295298

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The so called genius who changed it was aware that the age groups had changed at underage level from minor to 17 and sensibly thought that under 20 would mean a big gap from underage. It also caters for lads who played minor last year but who might not make club adult teams this year!!

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 107 - 02/10/2020 15:32:08    2295316

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Replying To PowellJohn:  "Athlone are decent even if there best player is from Tubberclair they have 3 or so on there senior team. Kinnegad, the downs and killucan, caulry after that. It should be an u20 competition what genius decided to change I will never know."
Personally don't think they ever should of changed it from u21 a few years ago . And should've been kept at under 18 rather than going in odd numbers.

Westmeath213 (Westmeath) - Posts: 109 - 02/10/2020 15:56:33    2295321

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Does anyone have the full first round of fixtures for these games?

Lost_Cause (Westmeath) - Posts: 2 - 02/10/2020 16:12:22    2295324

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Replying To Lost_Cause:  "Does anyone have the full first round of fixtures for these games?"
Tubberclair v Moate All Whites, 8pm, D McEnery
Athlone v Garrycastle, 8pm Pat Fox

Mullingar Shamrocks v Millmore Gaels, 4.30pm, B Nea
Caulry v The Downs, 4.30pm, N Ward
Shandonagh v Maryland/Tang, 4.30pm, B Kelly
Tyrrellspass v St Michael's, 4.30pm, JP Reynolds

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 43 - 02/10/2020 18:23:44    2295348

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Replying To Westmeath213:  "Personally don't think they ever should of changed it from u21 a few years ago . And should've been kept at under 18 rather than going in odd numbers."
100% some young lads don't fill out or mature enough to play senior at 20 so 20/21s is a better fit and covers more ages for weaker teams to field.

PowellJohn (Westmeath) - Posts: 17 - 02/10/2020 18:45:24    2295354

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Replying To Westmeathgeal:  "Tubberclair v Moate All Whites, 8pm, D McEnery
Athlone v Garrycastle, 8pm Pat Fox

Mullingar Shamrocks v Millmore Gaels, 4.30pm, B Nea
Caulry v The Downs, 4.30pm, N Ward
Shandonagh v Maryland/Tang, 4.30pm, B Kelly
Tyrrellspass v St Michael's, 4.30pm, JP Reynolds"
What day are those games?

Latte (Westmeath) - Posts: 42 - 02/10/2020 19:11:45    2295361

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Replying To PowellJohn:  "Athlone are decent even if there best player is from Tubberclair they have 3 or so on there senior team. Kinnegad, the downs and killucan, caulry after that. It should be an u20 competition what genius decided to change I will never know."
Who is the guy from Tubberclair?

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 228 - 02/10/2020 20:20:07    2295367

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Replying To Latte:  "What day are those games?"
Saturday week the 10th

nearlymadeit (Westmeath) - Posts: 81 - 02/10/2020 20:27:08    2295369

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Replying To Latte:  "What day are those games?"
Friday/Saturday 9th/10th

Westmeathgeal (Westmeath) - Posts: 43 - 02/10/2020 21:43:46    2295383

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