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Danny
27/03/2008, 12:30 PM
Looks like the A- League shield begins this w/e

http://www.stpatsfc.com/news.php?id=2118

anyone got any more info on this competition/fixtures or when the A League itself starts

pete
27/03/2008, 1:43 PM
Only LOI sides in the Shield. 4 non-league sides join afterwards. I think Shield has north & south divisions?

Mr A
27/03/2008, 2:09 PM
The 'A' League Shield fixtures for Harps are as follows:

30th March -v- Derry City (home)
6th April -v- Sligo Rovers (home)
27th April -v- Derry City (away)
11th May -v- Sligo Rovers (away)

Harps / Derry / Sligo are in Group 4. Group winners progress to semi-finals with winners of Group 4 facing Drogheda / Bohemians / Shamrock Rovers in a home semi-final on 25th May. Final scheduled for the first weekend in June.

pateen
27/03/2008, 2:19 PM
Does anyone know if there is a website for this league. Tried to find one but no joy.

P.

Danny
27/03/2008, 4:10 PM
groups from rovers website

Group A
Cork City
Cobh Ramblers
Galway Utd.

Group B
St Patrick's Athletic
.U.C.D.
Bray Wanderers

Group C
Drogheda United
Bohemians
Shamrock Rovers

Group D
Finn Harps
Derry City
Sligo Rovers

Danny
27/03/2008, 4:15 PM
groups from rovers website

Group A
Cork City
Cobh Ramblers
Galway Utd.

Group B
St Patrick's Athletic
.U.C.D.
Bray Wanderers

Group C
Drogheda United
Bohemians
Shamrock Rovers

Group D
Finn Harps
Derry City
Sligo Rovers

Each team plays the others twice
Group winners into Semi Finals
Semi finals - 25th May
Final - 1st w/e June

Block G Raptor
27/03/2008, 4:22 PM
Should be a good turn out for the Big Derby in group C. anyone know where Boh's are playing home games?

Bluebeard
27/03/2008, 4:38 PM
Great history in Group D - dunno if there will be many out for the A League Shield games though, considering how well they are being advertised.

Dodge
27/03/2008, 4:47 PM
If Pats are playing in Richmond I'll definitely catch a few

nijboyle
27/03/2008, 5:53 PM
Nice to see the three NW teams grouped - a chance for our kids to kick some ass!

sheao
27/03/2008, 6:13 PM
Long trip down for Galway to Play Us (Cork city) and Cobh.

Risteard
27/03/2008, 7:38 PM
Is it just coincidence that Galway are the only team to have such long trips.

DmanDmythDledge
27/03/2008, 8:11 PM
Anyone know why Tullamore, Mrevue and Salthill aren't in the Shield?

superfrank
27/03/2008, 9:07 PM
AFAIK, their junior league seasons are still in progress.

DmanDmythDledge
27/03/2008, 9:13 PM
Is it just coincidence that Galway are the only team to have such long trips.
Groups are regionalised, Galway happen to be the odd one out.

pete
27/03/2008, 11:22 PM
City v Ramblers at Bishopstown at 12 noon on Sunday less than a day after first teams play at St Colmans Park the night before.

KianD
28/03/2008, 12:18 AM
What happened to the suggestion that some of the Divison 1 teams were going to put forward A League sides? Or are they still going to but for some reason excluded from the Shield?

kingdomkerry
28/03/2008, 12:38 AM
thouht the A league was basically to get the teams on the verge of the loi in the picture wher are kerry league?

kingdomkerry
28/03/2008, 1:22 AM
that does'nt answer my question?

sligoman
28/03/2008, 1:24 AM
I take it these are reserve teamsThey are the 'A' teams. Each Premier Division club have to enter a team.

kingdomkerry
28/03/2008, 1:27 AM
what about the teams that the loi needs

LeixlipRed
28/03/2008, 1:35 AM
what about the teams that the loi needs

This is not the A league. The teams you are talking about are mid season at the moment! They cannot play for a few months

Dodge
28/03/2008, 7:51 AM
The shield is just a filler tournament before the A league starts. AFAIK no Kerry team applied for the league, so they won't be entering

listowelceltic
28/03/2008, 10:55 AM
kerry league wont be in A league anyhow as they dont have any underage set up. The fai are hoping some of the top clubs in county apply instead

John83
28/03/2008, 11:52 AM
thouht the A league was basically to get the teams on the verge of the loi in the picture wher are kerry league?


As people have already said, this is the shield, and not the league. When the league starts, three smaller clubs join in.

The way the A league works is this: every year there's a call for new clubs. Any club can respond. Then there's a licensing process. Pass that and you're in the league. So to answer your question, either the Kerry league didn't want to enter a team or they didn't pass licensing.

Jerry The Saint
28/03/2008, 12:12 PM
As people have already said, this is the shield, and not the league. When the league starts, three smaller clubs join in.

The way the A league works is this: every year there's a call for new clubs. Any club can respond. Then there's a licensing process. Pass that and you're in the league. So to answer your question, either the Kerry league didn't want to enter a team or they didn't pass licensing.

Makes the league cup seem a bit strange:confused: You'd have thought the new A-leaguers would be invited to join. How did Kildrum qualify (I know this place has been Fanad's in the past)?


Pure speculation but are we likely to see something along these lines when the A League-proper starts?


Group A
Cork City
Cobh Ramblers
Tullamore Town
Galway Utd.
Mervue United
Salthill Devon
Bray Wanderers


Group B
St Patrick's Athletic
U.C.D.
Drogheda United
Bohemians
Shamrock Rovers
Finn Harps
Derry City
Sligo Rovers

Going geographically, one group is likely to be stronger than the other but are there special considerations for non-league clubs (seeing as they will be going for promotion)?

Schumi
28/03/2008, 12:16 PM
Makes the league cup seem a bit strange:confused:... How did Kildrum qualify (I know this place has been Fanad's in the past)?I think I read somewhere that the Ulster Senior League champions get a place.

jebus
28/03/2008, 12:20 PM
City v Ramblers at Bishopstown at 12 noon on Sunday less than a day after first teams play at St Colmans Park the night before.

Would it not have been an idea to have them play earlier on in the day on Saturday as a taster for the main event? Haven't seen Colemans this season to know if the pitch would be up to it, but if they ran it as a day long affair, say the A teams going up against each other on Saturday at 12, have some event on in town pitting Ramblers fans against Cork fans (pub orientated if needs be), and then all back out to Colemans for the main match.

I'm sure the town would be happy of the extra revenue, Cobh would make a bit more money from the earlier kick off with the increased number of fans, and everyone would have a decent day out in Cobh

Lim till i die
28/03/2008, 12:22 PM
Would it not have been an idea to have them play earlier on in the day on Saturday as a taster for the main event? Haven't seen Colemans this season to know if the pitch would be up to it, but if they ran it as a day long affair, say the A teams going up against each other on Saturday at 12, have some event on in town pitting Ramblers fans against Cork fans (pub orientated if needs be), and then all back out to Colemans for the main match.

I'm sure the town would be happy of the extra revenue, Cobh would make a bit more money from the earlier kick off with the increased number of fans, and everyone would have a decent day out in Cobh

All sounds very GAA :D

GavinZac
28/03/2008, 1:08 PM
everyone would have a decent day out in Cobh

Most people will be looking forward to a decent day out of Cobh, with a brief interlude of tolerating being in it.

A face
28/03/2008, 9:25 PM
Here is the full run down on fixtures (http://www.eircomloi.ie/the-divisions/a-championship/shield/index.xml)

A face
28/03/2008, 9:27 PM
I wonder what Citys line up will be? Does anyone know if there is a full squad list for Citys reserves?

sheao
28/03/2008, 10:04 PM
Nothing from what i can see on the Cork city website.But i would imagine City's Reserve squad would include players like McNulty, Kelly, Darren Murphy, Darragh Ryan, Softic, Meyler, Kiely, Tierney, Colin T, Woods, Alan O'Connor would feature along with upcoming stars from the youth team and players coming back from injury

A face
28/03/2008, 10:59 PM
Having Colin T and Woods in there is a great bonus, great experience and younger lads will learn alot from them.

BobtheDrog
30/03/2008, 4:46 AM
bohs 1 drogheda 0, jason avin and shane barrett both played the full 90

GreenStar
30/03/2008, 4:05 PM
Should be a good turn out for the Big Derby in group C. anyone know where Boh's are playing home games?

From Rovers website:

A Championship - Rovers v Bohs April 7th

30 Mar 2008. The fixtures for the A Championship Shield competition (here)have the Hoops reserves playing their first game next Monday (Apr 7th) v Bohemians at Dalymount kick off 7.30pm. All support welcome

Block G Raptor
01/04/2008, 11:47 AM
Nice one HRU
see you there?
I'm assuming it's Admission Free

niallsparky
01/04/2008, 8:02 PM
Nice one HRU
see you there?
I'm assuming it's Admission Free

Admission is a fiver for all ages as far as I know.

forza rovers
06/04/2008, 8:17 PM
what were the other results? i know finn harps and sligo rovers finished 0-0

TheBoss
06/04/2008, 9:57 PM
Last week, it was Bohs 1-0 Drogs

BohsPartisan
07/04/2008, 10:27 PM
Bohs 3 Rovers 1

What a sweet few days!

BohsPartisan
07/04/2008, 10:27 PM
Bohs 3 Rovers 1

Block G Raptor
09/04/2008, 4:59 PM
Bohs for the Shield, A League, Premier league Treble anyone

GavinZac
09/04/2008, 10:56 PM
Bohs for the Shield, A League, Premier league Treble anyone

I can imagine ye fielding the first team in an attempt to claim some silverware for once :p

BohsPartisan
10/04/2008, 7:23 PM
I can imagine ye fielding the first team in an attempt to claim some silverware for once :p

Yeah if only we got to play in the Munster Senior Cup :p

Sam_Heggy
14/04/2008, 12:46 PM
Harps 2 - 0 Derry from what I hear.

DmanDmythDledge
14/04/2008, 1:07 PM
UCD 2-0 Bray

rambler14
14/04/2008, 10:06 PM
Rams 0-0 Galway

ramsfan
17/04/2008, 11:03 PM
what a waste of money, clubs are forced to send there reserve team to galway , that money could be better used in club, they give it on one hand then find a way to take it away with other hand

GavinZac
17/04/2008, 11:22 PM
what a waste of money, clubs are forced to send there reserve team to galway , that money could be better used in club, they give it on one hand then find a way to take it away with other hand

Unless they're organising ye're buses I don't think they're taking any money it costs ye to have a second XI.