2017 NFL division 4. The one this board cares about

I declare for limerick

Liatroim Abú

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2017 Allianz Football League Division 4 Fixtures
05.02.2017
Waterford v London
Westmeath v Carlow
Wicklow v Leitrim
Wexford v Limerick
11.02.2017
Waterford v Wicklow
12.02.2017
Carlow v London
Limerick v Westmeath
Leitrim v Wexford
25.02.2017
Carlow v Limerick
26.02.2017
Wicklow v London
Westmeath v Leitrim
Wexford v Waterford
04.03.2017
Limerick v London
05.03.2017
Leitrim v Carlow
Waterford v Westmeath
Wicklow v Wexford
18.03.2017
Carlow v Waterford
19.03.2017
Wexford v London
Limerick v Leitrim
Westmeath v Wicklow
25.03.2017
Waterford v Limerick
26.03.2017
Leitrim v London
Wexford v Westmeath
Wicklow v Carlow
02.04.2017
Westmeath v London
Leitrim v Waterford
Carlow v Wexford
Limerick v Wicklow
09.04.2017
Division Four Final

Will we avoid relegation this year???

That is westmeath’s problem. Can they find a way to go 4 seasons in a row?

On paper, you’d have to say Westmeath and Wexford under Banty are the favourites to go up. We’re probably next in line, I’m impressed by what I’ve seen so far. If Ryan and Buckley were available for the whole league, I’d really fancy our chances. An extra ballwinner or two is probably needed.

If Kiely doesn’t cop himself on and give Hegarty the No 7 jersey he might fuck off to the footballers.

Leitrim will stroll this.

Yeah we’ll walk this easy enough

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We’ll know by 4.00 on Sunday what our chances are. A must win for both ourselves and Wicklow

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Are we all in agreement that Waterford are the whipping boys of the division?

Be disappointed if Banty doesn’t lead us to promotion.
Having Limerick and Westmeath (have harboured a dislike of Westmeath since mi mid 90s) at home should hopefully swing it.
Will be part of the “Wexford Ultras” heading to Carrick on Shannon.

Any lower division regulars ever been to Ruislip for a game?

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Shite set of fixtures for us, not one good away day to be had there. A night out in Carlow would have been decent but the SSE Airtricity League is back that night.

Was really hoping for a night out in Carrick-on-Shannon. :rage:

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Ruislip in march isnt much craic,ill be heading over the end of may though,weather should be good and its a bank holiday.

We start our previews of this year’s Allianz Football League in Division 4, where the battle is set to be immense to get out of the basement.

Three teams stand out as the main contenders for the two promotion places – Limerick, Westmeath and Wexford.

A round one showdown between Wexford and Limerick should be the perfect way to kick off things as both look to become the early pacesetters of the division.

The Slayneysiders have enjoyed a decent start to life under new manager Seamus McEnaney, earning two wins from three games, and they’ll fancy their chances with home advantage in round one.

Limerick’s progress in the McGrath Cup this month saw them into the competition’s final, only to lose out to Kerry after extra time in the Gaelic Grounds, and Billy Lee’s charges will undoubtedly be looking to translate that form into the league.

Westmeath – last year’s beaten Leinster SFC finalists – are the bookies’ favourites for a first-laced return to Division Three and so long as they have players of the calibre of John Heslin in their ranks they’ll be the team to beat here.

Carlow face a tough opening assignment away to the Lake men and there’s no doubt that Barrowsiders boss Turlough O’Brien will be looking to make something happen in his second season in charge.

However, whether or not O’Brien’s men can make the leap up to join this section’s ‘big three’ remains to be seen – and the same goes for Wicklow and Leitrim. The latter two face off in round one in Aughrim, where a win for the hosts and a surprise scalp against one of the above could have them in good shape come the business end of things.

Waterford remain a struggling outfit going on early evidence of this season, while London’s 150/1 odds for promotion spell out their prospects.

Promotion tips: Westmeath & Wexford

Round 1 fixtures:

Sunday 5 February

Allianz FL Division 4 round 1
Waterford v London, Lemybrien, 1pm
Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, 2pm
Wicklow v Leitrim, Aughrim, 2pm
Wexford v Limerick, Innovate Wexford Park, 2pm

Changes from 2016: Antrim and Louth were promoted to Division Three, while Westmeath and Limerick were the two that made the drop to the bottom tier.

Outright FL Division 4 odds:

Westmeath 11/10

Wexford 5/2

Limerick 7/2

Carlow 14/1

Wicklow 16/1

Leitrim 16/1

Waterford 18/1

London 150/1

Wexford will be without injured trio Adrian Flynn, Michael O’Regan and Donal Shanley for Sunday’s opener. All are expected to miss the first two games but that’s positive news in Flynn’s case as he was initially feared to have a cruciate knee ligament injury. Michael Furlong has returned to fitness and is available for selection. Daithi Waters will captain Wexford this year with Ben Brosnan as vice-captain.

cc @thedancingbaby

I fancy Waterford to emerge as the 31st best team in the league. Sundays lunchtime kick off will be a real six pointer in this regard though.

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Do Wexford expect to beat us?

If Conor McDonald is fit I’d give us a decent chance. Chinner can’t do it all on his own.

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This is a football thread pal.

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