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Does anyone know how many matches Marty Kavanagh wound up getting?

There was supposed to be a challenge match v Waterford on Friday. Anyone know how it went?

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 463 - 06/03/2013 19:06:22    1344281


great performance & a pity we came up a little short, we could have won. heads up & well done carlow. few years ago limerick would have beaten us by 20 points or more. team deserves better support.

carlo (Carlow) - Posts: 98 - 10/03/2013 17:32:08    1346390


what's the structure for promotion/relegation in the league? If we finish 5th, do we definitely stay up, or is there a playoff?

thinlizzy (Carlow) - Posts: 263 - 11/03/2013 09:22:49    1346744


Hard luck. Carlow was one of big talking points on our way back from Belfast yesterday. Sounds like you could have won it. Certainly no-one will be taking you lightly and I hope you stay up. There is a playoff for relegation.

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 11/03/2013 11:56:56    1346900


I'm pretty sure there isnt a two way play off this year unlike last, and that it's been altered so that the bottom team automatically drops down. I'm open to correction on this however.

Antrim will remain a key game as I believe head to head results take priority over scoring difference (grateful for confirmation or correction on this). Thus were we to loose to Antrim but beat Offaly next Monday we wouldnt be spared (assuming we didnt take Dublin out).

Marty Kavanagh received a one match ban and is thus back for the next game. This will be a big boost. You couldnt rule Carlow out of any of the remaining three matches. We've had an element of bad luck to date.

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 463 - 11/03/2013 12:40:23    1346949


I have seen a fixtures list that has a play off but you can't always rely on such things!

There should be just a straight winner and team relegated anyway. Play-offs in a league of six is abid silly.

Certainly Carlow do appear to have been slightly unfortunate not to have won one or even both of their games.

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 11/03/2013 12:58:21    1346981



It probably boils down to who winds up in the bottom two (i.e. subject to change dependent on the participating counties see Rue 32 B (iii) SUB c 4 (iv) ).

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 463 - 11/03/2013 16:43:20    1347322


^ So true, depends on who is involved.

Yesterday was a great effort, weird to say but overall we probably were the better side. Those quick goals in 1st half apart we had more posession. Limerick were well below their best, but a lot of that was down to the likes of Mark Brennan and Shane Kavanagh who were superb. Big hits, and dominating that middle section. I reckon if Mouse had been there we might have got those extra scores to get us the win. Stylers last min chance was it, if he had gathered that 1st time, it wud have been a draw.
Overall we have really stepped up a level since last year, Meyler from what I hear from the lads is top class. Next 2 games Offaly & Antrim in DCP, no reason at all why we can't get 2 wins.
Bank holiday Monday 2pm v Offaly, lets get a big crowd up for a change and for once have more support that the opposition

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1113 - 11/03/2013 18:29:56    1347456


We know that one passer_by believe me! In 2005 we won Division II and they then decided not to promote us! It was only kick up at conference with the support of hurling counties changed that. And you boys and Westmeath have been victims of the same nonsense. As you say, depends on who is in the bottom two or loses out! No harm to any of the other counties but I really hope Carlow survive. That is what is needed.

hurlingdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6978 - 11/03/2013 20:22:02    1347596


Well done to the hurlers who are doing the county proud at the moment. I hope they can get the win they deserve next week , the goals cost us yesterday. I wonder will they approach frank Foley who is by far the best keeper we have. We seem to be weak on this department

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - Posts: 255 - 11/03/2013 20:35:26    1347616


another fantstic performnce by a very talented group of hard working players who really deserve to stay up in this division this year and who knows from there with maybe couple years at that level then maybe we could become a top 8 - 10 team i think the work john meyler is doing so far seems to be working was couple yeas ago limerick beat us well in carlow big progress from that. although i think our element of surprise i def gone after yeterday two very good perfomances in a row very unlucky to lose conceding goals again our down fall. games against offaly and antrim now 2 massve games. Also even though our hurlers have yet again outhone the footballers all we here about is them shame the hurlers dont get the support they deserve in this county

ITSCHOLAR (Carlow) - Posts: 230 - 11/03/2013 20:37:41    1347620


I am sorry I was not at the game yesterday to salute the hurlers! They have played great stuff and they are doing it week in and week out now for a number of years. Great to see them do so well. I know the team are unhappy to lose, that shows their motivation and their confidence and fighting spirit. A few games left and a win would be huge for the lads themselves and John Meyler.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1510 - 11/03/2013 20:38:08    1347621


Yeah they are playin with heart but moral victories aint worth a hill of beans.

pennypincher (Carlow) - Posts: 777 - 12/03/2013 09:31:34    1347737


Just like to say. was at the match over the weekend and Carlow played great hurling. Great to see the work being done is now seeing fruition. Hopefully ya can make more strides in the future

Fishermantom (Limerick) - Posts: 569 - 12/03/2013 11:36:20    1347855


There was no moral victory there my friend, but an encouraging defeat big difference.

Scallioneater (Carlow) - Posts: 287 - 15/03/2013 18:07:09    1350137


LOOKs like it from some of the posts on here. Didnt realise we were friends.

pennypincher (Carlow) - Posts: 777 - 17/03/2013 17:59:20    1351061


are you really having a go at the hurlers?

Bosco (Carlow) - Posts: 664 - 17/03/2013 18:26:51    1351094


The hurlers were just brilliant today.

To play Offaly with 14 players and be 4 points up with ten minutes to go with pure effort and drive.

Eoin Nolan was class , Edward Coady outstanding in his 150th county game and Marty Kavanagh brilliant up front.

Deserved to win and we have to start winning these matches but great performance

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1027 - 18/03/2013 19:18:08    1351592


Only way to avoid play off now is to win last two remaining games, Dublin need to also loose their next game to Wexford however. Definitely a play off, head to head results also take priority over score difference. Galway ahead of Kilkenny despite worse scoring difference.

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 463 - 18/03/2013 19:31:57    1351599


another great performance but still no wins. this team really deserves a break as they playing some lovely hurling but not getting the results. we shud really get behind this team as they are putting us on the hurling map. we have put it up to 3 established hurling counties & with a bit of luck we could have 4 if not 6 points in the league. keep going now lads & dont drop ur standards as antrim will see us as a chance for their first win.

carlo (Carlow) - Posts: 98 - 18/03/2013 20:27:36    1351654