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PostSubject: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:43 pm

Not bad draws for Kildare in the Under 21 and minor championship next year. On paper, at least.

U21 Football Championship
Round 1
1. Wicklow v Carlow
2. Wexford v Longford
3. Louth v Laois
Quarter finals
4. Wexford/Longford v Westmeath
5. Kildare v Offaly
6. Louth/Laois v Wicklow/Carlow
7. Meath v Dublin
Semi Finals
Match 4 v Match 5
Match 6 v Match 7

Minor Football Championship
Kilkenny v Wexford
Dublin v Offaly
Kildare v Wicklow
Meath v Laois
Carlow v Louth
Westmeath v Longford


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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:39 pm

Not bad at all. U21s versus offaly seems to be an annual event now.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:02 am

Its a tough opener. We always seem to have a tough game against the biffos
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:34 am

I know that the u/21 championships start around February or thereabouts but why oh why do they need to make the senior and minor draws so early.   This year we spent approx. 36 weeks waiting to play Laois after the draw was made, it really does 'drag out ' things. Why can't they do the draw around April and let the excitement begin then. The anticipation for the draws for the qualifiers does be great as they as made and the game is on within 2 weeks.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Sun Oct 04, 2015 6:34 pm

Fully agree about the senior draws. I suppose the only thing is people like to book summer holidays in winter ( I know I do) and try to plan them around championship dates. But there's a lot to be said for making the draw around March/April. It's actually quite demoralising to find out in October your on Dublin's side of the draw and won't get beyond the semi final. Unless Cian can work miracles of course!
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:21 pm

Botch wrote:
Its a tough opener.  We always seem to have a tough game against the biffos

No doubts in Portlaoise again.

I heard the u21 Club Championship is a straight knockout, with no back door or Shield.. This is really becomming such a waste of Time, and nobody really seems to care anymore about it.. which is an awful pity, as its such an exellent and used to be a very important Grade of Football.. Why not replace the Aldridge Cup etc with the u21 alternative ?.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Mon Oct 05, 2015 11:34 pm

It was in Portlaoise because Offaly don't have a home venue that meets health & safety requirements. It will be in Athy and I'd expect them to win as most of Offaly's better players from last year are overage and we should be a bit better than last year. Minors would have been better off with a tougher draw. Will learn nothing beating Wicklow easily.

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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Tue Oct 06, 2015 12:00 am

Shergar wrote:
It was in Portlaoise because Offaly don't have a home venue that meets health & safety requirements. It will be in Athy and I'd expect them to win as most of Offaly's better players from last year are overage and we should be a bit better than last year. Minors would have been better off with a tougher draw. Will learn nothing beating Wicklow easily.


I heard Athy was no longer deemed suitable for InterCounty Matches ?.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:56 am

Leinster Senior Championship Draw for 2016

Top Half
Wicklow/Laois v Dublin
Louth/Carlow v Meath

Bottom Half
Longford/Offaly v Westmeath
Wexford v Kildare
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:15 am

We couldn't really have got a better draw, with Dublin, Meath and Laois on the opposite side. All Dvision 3 and 4 teams in our half.
The last time we got a draw that looked this good was in 2010, when Louth beat us in our first match!
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:00 pm

A really great draw for Kildare. It adds a bit of pressure though as now Leinster final is a must for the new manager. I'm confident he and the players can do it.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:17 pm

Why, why, why do we need to have these draws in October, crazy.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:18 pm

Could not have got a better draw if you picked it out yourself. It at least gives something to look forward to as opposed to playing Dublin first up. Should give the players and management a big boost to try and make a Leinster final.

On the downside every other team in our half of the draw is thinking the exact same so we must avoid complacency at all costs. The best prep for this is to get out of Div 3.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:18 pm

Even with no improvement from this year I'd expect us to reach a Leinster Final with that draw. Dress it up any way you want but that is the reality
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:39 pm

jj wrote:
Even with no improvement from this year I'd expect us to reach a Leinster Final with that draw. Dress it up any way you want but that is the reality

.. exactly
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:52 pm

We couldn't have asked for a better draw folks.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:23 pm

As poor as we have been in recent seasons, that draw represents a massive opportunity to reach a Leinster final.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:23 am

If carlsberg did draws eh.

Great opportunity for cian and Co to hopefully gain promotion and make a leinster final in 2016.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:25 am

Promotion and a Leinster final could be regarded as progress. However avoiding another drubbing from Dublin would be the best sign of us moving forward. Looking forward to the year ahead already.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:57 am

Jesus H. I hope and expect Cian's only focus is on the league and when the league is finished I expect it to be all about Wexford. Talk of a 1st Leinster final appearance in 7 years is crazy.

Let us focus first on ensuring we get a defensive system in place that limits the number of goal opportunities we give up.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:16 am

I'd agree but that draw represents a huge opportunity that we should be making the most of. When things go your way sometimes you just have to grab the chance with both hands.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Wed Oct 21, 2015 8:44 pm

Financial warning for counties if Dubs taken out of Croker
21 October 2015:

This really drives me around the bend:   On Monday we had whispers that Dublin might play some championships games outside of Croke Park and Dublin indicate that is not a problem.  

Low and behold the C.E.O. of Leinster G.A.A is now saying that if this happens counties will receive smaller grants.

You just can't win when you take of the mighty Dublin GAA machine can you.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:56 pm

Hate veiled threats like this especially when a lot of counties, no more so than our own are struggling financially, if that is the case, counties have to consider what is more important, finances are trying to provide a more meaningful competition.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:07 pm

Look at the boost other towns economy will get for the day when they hold a leinster champ match. I think Croke Park should only be used for Leinster Finals or earlier games between Dublin and Meath or Dublin and Kildare.
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PostSubject: Re: 2016 Leinster Championship draws   Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:14 am

topcat wrote:
Hate veiled threats like this especially when a lot of counties, no more so than our own are struggling financially, if that is the case, counties have to consider what is more important, finances are trying to provide a more meaningful competition.

To be fair, and I say this as someone who is 100% behind bringing the Dubs out of Croker for fairness, I don't think this is a veiled threat. I think it's based on the economic results of moving them out of Dublin to provincial grounds. Leinster Council revenue will be reduced so there will be less in the pot to go back out. So I suppose they're saying, think of the consequences. They have always said the reason for keeping them in Croke Park is financial.

Now I'd be saying, no matter, the teams have to have equal opportunities but this is a very obvious consequence of that. And if they get beaten before the final, that will affect the coffers more!!

But as umpire said, there would be benefits to the local economy for the day.

But the only concern as a sporting organisation should be parity of opportunity.
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