Friday August 19 seems to be the kick off date for the season.
Right lads, might as well get it going again, any news/rumours??
Friday August 19 seems to be the kick off date for the season.
From league website :
The Junior season will begin on Sunday 21st August with fixtures for the Premier Division, Division 1 and Division 2. The second series of fixtures for these divisions will take place on Sunday 28th August. Division 3 will start on Sunday September 4th.
The Youths season is provisionally set to begin on Saturday 3rd September. The later than normal date is to give clubs more time to organise for sustaining a team for the full season, rather than face the consequent financial penalties for themselves and disruption to the other competitors should a team have to withdraw after the season has started.
Did I hear that they got rid of Friday fixtures?
Ya was brought up by a number of premier clubs at delegate meeting to remove Friday games.
Many friendlies being played around? Heard Rathkeale played Broadford last Sunday and NCW Rovers played Listowel.
Hi all. Looking for to new season in both city an county.. any big name move out around the desmond leave? I heard fairview beat Newcastle quiet comfortable last night and pike hammered ratkeale last week.. surly ratkeale and broadford did not play each other in challenge as there both in premier . Any fixtures out yet???
No word of fixtures yet Southern Kid and yeah Rathkeale and Broadford did face each other. Broadford had only 9 players and had to resort to putting their manager in goals with it finishing on a scoreline of 7-0 to Rathkeale.
On the topic of friendlies, I saw in the Observer that Newcastle AFC came back from 3-0 down at half time to draw 3-3 with Regional United and that their B team beat Glantine A 3-2 and Athlunkard Villa 8-1.
The draw for the MFA League Champions Trophy has been made and is as follows:
Abbeyfeale Utd (Desmond Lge) v Kilworth Celtic (WWEC)
Abbeyfeale Utd or Kilworth Celtic v Dingle Bay Rvs or Park Utd
First Round on or before 3/4 September 2016
Quarter Finals on or before 1/2 October 2016
Chance for Abbey to make a bit of progress here.
Who are your tips for premier divison and divison 1 champions. I will go with broadford abbey Newcastle west glin and ratkeale in that order..the bottom 5 are tough to put in numerical order as there is still a lot of quality there..divison one is a lottery but I think glantine breska an Kildimo will fight it out for champions.
Best of luck to all teams this weekend.
Heard they will be entering the league in the Oscar traynor this year. Good to see the team back.
Div 1 will be tight. Kildimo have lost a couple but could regroup. Breska will be there or there abouts. Pallaskenry and feenagh would be dark horses for me.
Fixtures are provisional until they appear in Weekly Observer newspaper
Sunday 21st August
Weekly Observer Premier Division
Ballingarry AFC V Broadford Utd 1130 (L. O’Connor)
Newcastle West AFC V Carrig Celtic 1130 (P. O’Brien)
Killeaney V Rathkeale AFC 1130 (G. O’Connor)
Newcastle West Rovers V Athea Utd 1130 (P. O’Connor)
Glin Rovers V Abbeyfeale Utd 1130 (P. Manning)
Weekly Observer Division 1
Abbeyfeale Utd V Shannonside FC 230 (J. Roche)
Breska Rovers V Pallaskenry 230 (P. O’Connor)
Feenagh V Glantine 1130 (P. King)
Granagh Utd V AK Utd 1130 (S. Hartnett)
Rathkeale B V Kildimo Utd 230 (J. Molyneaux)
Weekly Observer Division 2
St. Itas V Ballysteen 1130 (P. O’Donnell)
Rockhill Rovers V Newcastle West Rovers B 230 (T. Fitzmaurice)
Askeaton AFC V Bally Rovers 1130 (D. Wallace)
Ballingarry AFC B V Shountrade 230 (P. King)
Adare Utd V Glin Rovers B 230 (L. O’Connor)
Premier Division - Abbeyfeale but wouldn't rule out Rathkeale.
First Division - As Southern Kid said this is a real lottery, Shannonside and Kildimo will be favourites but don't rule out the newly promoted Granagh and AK.
Second Division - St. Ita's.
Third Division - Creeves Celtic.
...and so another season starts this Sunday for most junior teams (Div 3 excluded)... We Go Again!!
It's been very quiet on here, you would barely know there was anything happening. I haven't really heard much myself, do know Newcastle West AFC have Eddie Brouder & Paul Slater back in charge (won the League & Desmond Cup when they were last there). would imagine they'll attract a few good players.
Haven't heard anything else in relation to other clubs though, could be status quo since last season.
Anyone know of any interesting transfers or other changes in management?
For what it's worth my predictions are:
Premier Abbeyfeale to again win the league, Newcastle West to push them most with Ballingarry a dark horse.
Division 1 Can't really see past the 2 teams who went down, Shannonside & Kildimo
Division 2 If Askeaton have gotten there act together they'll be hard to beat, Glin B been very good the past few seasons will be thereabouts also.
Division 3 Knockaderry if they have added to their squad from last season & IF (Big 'if') the GAA doesn't affect them too much will win the league. Creeves & Ferry Rangers will make it a close run race!
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YA BEAUTY! What a hit son... what a hit!
My predictions for this season:
Premier: Broadford to win with abbeyfeale close behind them. Glin a dark horse.
Division 1: Glantine to win, one of ak,shannonside,pallaskenry or feenagh to come second.
Division 2: St Ita's to win, possibly Ballysteen 2nd.
Division 3. Creeves and Ferry to go up.
Glad the season is back too.
For the premier I would go with Abbey, Broadford and Newcastle West to be at the top and in that order too with Killeaney, Ballingarry and Athea to fight out relegation.
1st Division is hard to look past Kildimo and Shannonside going straight back up again.
Any rumours floating about? Have NCW lured any players since their new managerial appointment?
Shannonside should win div 1. Kildimo down a few from last year so may take some time settling. Pallaskenry down a few too from last season so mid table looks likely. Granagh could be the suprise package.
Carrig beating Ncw 2 - 1
Looking forward to a good season. The premier could be set for a repat of last season, last day drama! Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale to battle it out with the former clinching the title.
Division 1:Clear favourites would lie with the relegated premier teams.Kildimo have a good young squad and even though they have kost a few,I would expect them to win back promotion to the premier.Shannonside and Breska will run close for second. Pallaskenry have signed a few also but I would have to agree with Ballistinianlad; mid table looks likely.
Division 2:Ballysteen looking good if they can get a good season behind them
Any truth that Peter Nash is going to Rathkeale?
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Div 2 will be tough. Itas. Bally rovers. Ballysteen will all feel they have a chance. Rockhill could regroup as could.
Also hear the Oscar traynor management team has been appointed. Good to see the league will be represented. Hope it's run right. Suprising enough names if what I'm hearing is true