Another year older
Any early prediction ?
With Cuala's third team getting promoted last year it's hard to pick a clear winner. Naomh Barrog's second team are in this league now too. Mearnog, Clontarf, Judes have all been pushing in recent years too. Very North City League this actually.
I'd fancy cuala to win this. Imo Naomh Barrog won't. Was tight between us,Barrog,and Round towers c last year in div 8. We lost to cuala in championship final.
Plunkets were there abouts last year .Should go well Clontarf were flying last year Should go well this year
Mearnog good team and will be favourite to win it I think they will be the team to beat
Any comments from today's games
Some predictable results Some not so predictable
Clontarf beat Plunkets. Setanta lost Round towers won Judes won Thomas Davis lost
Any comments from any of the games
Strong opening result for Round Towers second team who came up from 8 last year. They put a good few goals past a Raheny side that was in 6 last year.
Any score from Brendan's match
Craobh Ciaran are 2 from 2. Starting off strong. Jude's carrying on where they left off last year. Looks like it will be another highly contested year.
Setanta will be going OK aswell Also clontarf .
Now that the first couple of games out off the way
Weather getting better as well a lot more junior players will start coming out of the woodwork after Winter hibernation
Is the Craobh Ciaran team an amalgamation of an Intermediate and Division 6 team from last season?
They haven't had an intermediate team for a good few years now. 2 teams for the last 3-4 years I reckon
They seem to be cruising in this league for a team that got demoted from AHL6 last year.
Clontarf, Judes and others might have to wait another year before they can get up.
couple of good minors or lads just out of minor, will probably lose a couple come senior championship time. Will still be fairly strong I'd imagine
Did Plunketts pull out of the league? All of their remaining games are walk-overs now. Judes seem to have maintained their form from the past few years, fair play to them. They should get the second promotion spot this year.
Plunketts intermediate team folded.Think they were division 4.But its there lower team that is punished
Their AHL4 team is relegated automatically?
Interesting, I never knew it worked that way.
Team in question (I.e Div 4 team) is relegated but has to fulfil all fixtures. Lowest rank team gets removed from league (in this case div 7) and this continues if the higher team gives another walkover (i.e if Plunketts had a team in Div 5 they would be withdrawn if the Div 4 team conceded another game). I guess its to prevent the lower team becoming stronger with the higher team relegated
Could'nt have explained it better
Never knew that