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McDonagh Cup likely winners and promotion

  • 06-04-2018 7:15pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog
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    Just looking over the fixtures for the hurling championship.

    Interesting that the McDonagh cup final will not be held until after the round robins in Leinster and Munster. That will add some real bite to final game(s) as possibility of a Leinster winner will put real pressure on two bottom teams in Leinster to avoid being relegated.

    (Even if Kerry win they will not be promoted - own choice I think?)

    Fancy the winner to be from Carlow, Westmeath and Antrim as Kerry seemed to have gone back a bit this year.

    Without being previous or too pessimistic it is likely that it will be Dublin and Offaly then fighting for survival. Can't see either beating anyone else other than the other so that game on June 3 in Parnell, fortunately for Dublin, is likely to decide the issue.

    Would be severe loss of caste for either to go down.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 823 ✭✭✭ laoisman11
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    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Just looking over the fixtures for the hurling championship.

    Interesting that the McDonagh cup final will not be held until after the round robins in Leinster and Munster. That will add some real bite to final game(s) as possibility of a Leinster winner will put real pressure on two bottom teams in Leinster to avoid being relegated.

    (Even if Kerry win they will not be promoted - own choice I think?)

    Fancy the winner to be from Carlow, Westmeath and Antrim as Kerry seemed to have gone back a bit this year.

    Without being previous or too pessimistic it is likely that it will be Dublin and Offaly then fighting for survival. Can't see either beating anyone else other than the other so that game on June 3 in Parnell, fortunately for Dublin, is likely to decide the issue.

    Would be severe loss of caste for either to go down.

    Any particular reason that you would not consider the favourites for the McDonagh cup as potential winners?

    On another note, looking at the fixtures, Antrim have a great shot of making the final, and are currently 8/1.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,555 ✭✭✭ UpTheSlashers
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    If Kerry win, they go into a playoff against the bottom-placed Munster team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭ Bonniedog
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    Laois was an oversight laoisman!

    Slashers, you are correct. For some reason I was under the impression that Munster was still off limits to Kerry. So same applies to Munster round robin, as even though likelihood of any of them losing to Kerry would be remote - impossible even! - it is not a situation that any of them would like to end up in.

    Most of talk here has been about the football 8s, but hurling, especially Munster, could turn out to be compelling affair. Structure and possibility of relegation should mean that there are no dead rubbers.


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