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    Galway always give Rovers a good game, looking forward to this tie, should be interesting

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    Conor McCormack is suspended and there's a few injuries to key players like Hurley, O'Keefe and Brouder so I think Rovers will win easily enough. It's a pity because we've been playing really well recently and I would have liked to have seen our full team test themselves against a good Premier team.

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    First round is earlier than usual, isn't it? Never been in between Euro ties before that I recall. Probably won't do the non-league sides much good.

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    Few ex loi players playing in FAI Cup this weekend that used to play for us. Our all time top scorer Davy O'Sullivan whos now with Bangor GG, Conor Kenna whos now playing with Kilnamanagh and Dean Murphy whos with Liffey Wanderers. Wonder will there be any major shocks? Considering how poor Cobh are this season you have to fancy Liffey Wanderers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    First round is earlier than usual, isn't it? Never been in between Euro ties before that I recall. Probably won't do the non-league sides much good.
    Yeah usually in August

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    This round of the cup surely needs to be looked at at this stage? I know it's nice for the junior clubs to get a day out but it makes for a pretty poor competition.

    4 of the last 16 are going to be junior teams, which means that there may easily be another easy route to the latter stages for a club like Athlone/Wexford and we could have another 11-0 scenario. Which is a terrible look for what should be showcase events.

    I don't think anything major needs to be adjusted. Something like the PDs top 6 qualify for next season's last 16, then the remaining 14 LOI clubs are joined by the 6 best Junior clubs in round 1.

    Would there be any push back against this from any of the LOI clubs? Or is it the Junior clubs who would push back and not want this happening?

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    Well you could go back to having this round in August; I don't know why it changed.

    Or of course the really sensible thing to do would be to align non-league and league seasons like in literally every other country in Europe.

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