My Guide to Division 4

by louthandproud on January 26, 2016

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Here’s the lowdown

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On what this Division has to offer

 

Here we go…

Teams
London (H)
Waterford (A)
Wicklow (H)
Carlow (A)
Leitrim (A)
Antrim (A)
Relegated from Division 3
Wexford (H) and us

Best Case Scenario:  We win the league in style, hammering everyone in sight and giving our youth experience and confidence!

Worst Case Scenario: We don’t get promoted

Most Likely Scenario: We win majority of our games with a few blips along the way but a top two place certainly.

Best team: Apart from us Wexford
Worst team: Waterford
Dark horses: Antrim

Best chance of a W: London at home
Best Chance of a D: Leitrim away
Best chance of a L: Antrim away

Longest away trip: Dungarvan 259km next weekend will be a 6 hour round trip pleanty of time to think about CK’s tactics
Shortest away trip: Corrigan Park in Belfast, 119km and An hour and 20 minutes up the road to convert to sterling.

Toughest Ground: Not many teams do well in Aughrim we don’t have to play there so I reckon it’s the unknown Corrigan Park in Belfast for us. Ruislip in London too.
Nicest ground: Carrick on Shannon will make us very jealous. Small county, big stand, loads of parking and well maintained.

Best looking fans: Gonna say London, how could you not say London?
Ugliest looking fans: Sorry Carlow but your supporters are as ugly as your jersey’s !

Best Freetaker: Emlyn Mulligan, Leitrim
Worst Freetaker: Daniel St Ledger, Carlow
Top Goalpoacher: Conor McGraynor Wicklow

Nicest jersey: Antrim’s is really nice and clean cut
Ugliest Jersey: Caaaaa low’s

Best Goalie: Chris Kerr, Antrim
Best Kickout: Shane Roche, Wexford

Best Defence: Antrim
Defender:
Justin Crozier, Antrim

Best midfield: Sean Gannon and Brendan Murphy are a formidable Carlow midfield partnership
Midfielder:
 
Daithi Waters was PK’s kryptonite he’s back with Wexford this year after a season with their Hurlers

Best forwards: Wexford boast tons of scoring forwards. Lyng, Banville and Brosnan
Best Forward:
Suarez Lookalike Emlyn Mulligan

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Fastest Player: Tomas McCann Antrim is a flyer on the wing
Slowest Player: Lorcan Mulvey monster on the edge of the square for London but not off the starting blocks.

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Dirtiest Player: Derek Hayden Carlow, filthy! I wouldn’t mess with him.
Classiest Player: JJ Hutchinson from Waterford is classy operator.
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Most Annoying Player: Ben Brosnan and PJ Banville are the bleach blonde, white sock annoying duo for this season.

Strongest Player: Mark Gottsche big strong man from Galway playing for London.
Weakest Player: Adrian Croal’s game is based on his slightness.

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Most Skilful Player: Bam Neeson is up there for this alone in the McKenna Cup for Antrim this season.

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The best player in this Division: Emlyn Mulligan by a country mile…really looking forward to watching him in person.

Here’s a few others to keep an eye out for….
Donal Wyrnn Leitrim,
Shane Briggs Waterford,
Michael McCann Antrim,
Brendan Murphy Carlow,
Darren Hayden Wicklow,
Ciarán Lyng Wexford,
Anthony McLoughlin Wicklow,
Tommy Pendergast Waterford,
and
Kevin Niblock Antrim.
Not household names, but tons of talent there non the less!

Excited much now?

Fixture List
Jan 31st –London – Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda – 1pm
Feb 7th – Waterford– Fraher Field, Dungarvan – 2pm
Feb 28th –  Wicklow – Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda – 2pm
Mar 6th – Leitrim  – Páirc Seán MacDiarmada, Carrick-on-Shannon – 2pm
Mar 13th – Carlow  – Netwatch Cullen Park, Carlow – 2pm
Mar 27th – Wexford – Gaelic Grounds, Drogheda – 2pm
Apr 3rd – Antrim  – Corrigan Park, Belfast – 1.30pm

Form Guide: 

London no preseason competition to gauge. New manager this Season.
Antrim: McKenna Cup flew past Queens, trounced by Derry, Tyrone. Boosted by returning old boys back McCanns, Neeson and Niblock as well as a number of sigerson players.
Carlow: Lost all three O’Byrne cup games. Brendan Murphy is back in the middle for them after the summer off.
Leitrim: Emlyn mulligan is back on their panel with others beat NUIG and Sligo in the FBD.
Waterford: Beat Limerick lost to Cork in McGrath Cup. 6 players from county champions Stradbally refuse to play!
Wexford Really put it up to Dublin opening round of OBC Dathai Waters back will make up for decimated losses of Ciaran Lyng till March, Graeme Molly has had to retire today and Shane Roche Michael Furlong out whole league
Wicklow
Lost 6 to retirement and all 3 O’Byrne Cup games. DCU man Conor McGraynor will take some stopping though.

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