With apologies if this should be in the overall NFL Thread, but I’d hope there is enough within the subject to justify a thread of its own.
I think Division 2 will be very competitive this year, and that appears to have been borne out today with two draws and two narrow victories.
The teams are, Donegal and Kildare who were relegated from Division 1, Armagh and Fermanagh who were promoted from Division 3, and Meath, Clare, Tipp and Cork.
I’d guess that Donegal will be warm favourites to go up and then it’s a matter of one from the rest. For ourselves, we would hope to maintain Division 2 status and continue to play a good standard of football which should help the ling term development of the team. With a full panel to pick from this year - barring injuries - it should be an achieveable goal.
We played in Newbridge today, and by all accounts we threw away the victory, with Kildare equalising from a soft enough free with the last kick of the game. However we should have been long out of sight. Kildare I believe had a lot missing and so are likely to get stronger.
The other draw saw Fermanagh and Cork finish level in a low enough scoring encounter.
There was a three point victory for Donegal in Clare whilst Meath had four points to spare over Tipperary in Navan, after the visitors were reduced to 14 men.
Early days, and still all to play for, with our next match a ‘home fixture’ against Clare in Newry, which is a punishment for the team training last April.