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Loughrea for the Cup anyone???

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 19/09/2022 15:53:58    2441228

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Loughrea for the Cup anyone???"
yeah I think your right. They should have won last year but they peaked in the group stage.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 19/09/2022 16:16:00    2441236

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Loughrea for the Cup anyone???"
They are probably the fifth best team left. Hard to see them going all the way.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 19/09/2022 16:21:53    2441239

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Replying To galway19:  "They are probably the fifth best team left. Hard to see them going all the way."
who are you calling as semifinalists

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 21/09/2022 12:20:59    2441399

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "who are you calling as semifinalists"
Hard to call yet until we see the results of the last group games and see who is playing who in the next round. Group 1 on paper with Sarsfields, Tomas's, Clarinbridge,is the stronger group and all 3 should make the semi finals if they dont play each other at the quarter final stage. But Loughrea and Tommy Larkins have impressed me too and neither will be a pushover. Could definitely see Loughrea making it to the semi final. And of course Turloughmore are not to be discounted either though from what I've seen (didn't see their win against Thomas's) I can't see them winning it.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1708 - 22/09/2022 09:45:31    2441511

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Brilliant u2o final last night between Sarsifelds and Turloughmore
Young O Hanlon was excellengt for Turloughmore
Alex Connaire is looking like a serious player so far this year
He gave some display last night imagine he be with Galway seniors next year
Young Darren Murphy is a forward who is also going great
Hes a really good score taker as he shown again last night
Dont know what age he is bit looking like a real talent

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1469 - 22/09/2022 11:10:58    2441528

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "who are you calling as semifinalists"
I'd have Sarsfields, Clarinbridge, Thomas' and Turloughmore quite a bit ahead of the rest at this stage. Obviously depends on the draw who makes the semis but i think those are the four best teams.

That U20 final was a super game. Connaire is made for the Galway senior panel already. Thought Sarsfields had them beaten when they went 8-9 points up but Turlough stuck at it. Cosgrove and Murphy are two very lively forwards. Replay should draw a big crowd again in two weeks time in Ballinasloe.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 23/09/2022 09:42:07    2441613

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Round 5 Senior Championship
Liam Mellows v Portumna...................................Mellows
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses................................Ardrahan
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...........................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen...........................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry........................Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh..............................Kilnadeema-L
Loughrea v Kilconeiron........................................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell................................................Gort
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins...........................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields..................................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly.......................................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'..................................'Bridge

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 27/09/2022 20:01:07    2442082

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Replying To katser:  "Round 5 Senior Championship
Liam Mellows v Portumna...................................Mellows
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses................................Ardrahan
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...........................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen...........................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry........................Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh..............................Kilnadeema-L
Loughrea v Kilconeiron........................................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell................................................Gort
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins...........................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields..................................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly.......................................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'..................................'Bridge"
ROUND 5 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Liam Mellows v Portumna........................Portumna
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses.....................Pearses
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen.................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry..............Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh.....................Beagh
Loughrea v Kilconeiron.............................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell......................................Craughwell
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields.......................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly............................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'......................Thomas's

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 28/09/2022 09:47:34    2442104

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Replying To Trump2020:  "ROUND 5 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Liam Mellows v Portumna........................Portumna
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses.....................Pearses
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen.................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry..............Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh.....................Beagh
Loughrea v Kilconeiron.............................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell......................................Craughwell
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields.......................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly............................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'......................Thomas's"
ROUND 5 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Liam Mellows v Portumna........................Portumna
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses.....................Ardrahan
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen.................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry..............Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh.....................K/L
Loughrea v Kilconeiron.............................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell......................................Craughwell
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields.......................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly............................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'......................Bridge

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 28/09/2022 11:26:22    2442112

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "ROUND 5 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Liam Mellows v Portumna........................Portumna
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses.....................Ardrahan
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.................Mullagh
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen.................Oranmore
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry..............Athenry
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh.....................K/L
Loughrea v Kilconeiron.............................Loughrea
Gort v Craughwell......................................Craughwell
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins................Cappy
Turloughmore v sarsfields.......................Turlough
Castlegar v Killimordaly............................Cashel
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'......................Bridge"
Liam Mellows v Portumna........................Mellows by 3
Ardrahan v Padraig Pearses.....................Ardrahan by 5
Mullagh v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.................Mullagh by 3/4
Oranmore-Maree v Moycullen.................Oranmore by 4
Athenry v Tynagh Abbey-Duniry..............Athenry by 5
Kilnadeema-Leitrim v Beagh.....................K/L by 5
Loughrea v Kilconeiron.............................Loughrea by 10+
Gort v Craughwell......................................Gort by 1/2
Cappataggle v Tommy Larkins................Tommy Larkins 4
Turloughmore v sarsfields.......................Sars by 3
Castlegar v Killimordaly............................Cashel by 5
Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'......................Toms by 3/4
Good few games with big outcomes and a few dead rubbers, few games with only one team needing a win so really hard to call any sort of result

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 104 - 28/09/2022 20:25:54    2442183

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When are the hurling clubs of Galway going to grow up and reduce senior club championship to 16. Clubs clam in they are senior but they are not really about time they just grew up and look at themselves and relish what level there actually at. Rant over

5plus9 (Galway) - Posts: 12 - 29/09/2022 08:33:09    2442192

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Replying To 5plus9:  "When are the hurling clubs of Galway going to grow up and reduce senior club championship to 16. Clubs clam in they are senior but they are not really about time they just grew up and look at themselves and relish what level there actually at. Rant over"
if they are in a competition that says senior well then my friend, they are a senior club. doesnt matter if it says b or f after the word senior...its senior. so the question is when is the suits going to grow up and fix this, but its already in place with the reduction happening this year? maybe call senior b premier intermediate like other counties with 45 senior clubs?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 29/09/2022 09:10:49    2442196

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We will have to see how the senior b is run. The only interest in the b championship will be the teams involved. The county board will have a job promoting it. If they cant be involved in the main senior championship i cant see it having a big following from neutrals. There is only gonna be 8 teams competing so i dunno will it be 2 groups of 4 with top 2 into the semis. Its a pity for whoever wins it out they will have no all ireland series. Senior b will be the only grade that has no all ireland series and thats from junior b up to senior A. We will have to see what the county board has planned for it and see will it work. Again i do hope it works out but i can see it been changed again in a few years. But as a few posters has started the reason why the senior b has been created the way it will be for next year is that clubs are happy to have senior in their title even though they are finding it hard to be competitive with the top table.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 87 - 29/09/2022 10:48:51    2442208

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Replying To 5plus9:  "When are the hurling clubs of Galway going to grow up and reduce senior club championship to 16. Clubs clam in they are senior but they are not really about time they just grew up and look at themselves and relish what level there actually at. Rant over"
In Tipp we have senior, Premier Intermediate, Intermediate, Junior A etc

Load of B*ll*cks in my opinion! Junior has always been A, B, C, etc but adding in another intermediate grade is BS! If you're not in the top 16 in your county how can you claim to be senior and if you're not in the top 32 then you're not an intermediate club.
The problem in Tipp is essentially it ruins the divisional championships particularly the West and South divisions but also the other divisions in Intermediate.
Tipp up to recently had a 32 (It may have even been 34 at one stage) team senior chsip. It then went to Senior A and B with top Senior B teams having still a route to winning Dan Breen for a couple of years. I've felt too many mismatches over the years has been to the detriment of club hurling particularly once they get to Munster. Although club hurling has been stronger the last few years the standard seems to have been much poorer this year which is possibly down to injuries to a big number of the intercounty players. Galway seem to have clubs that as a whole are a lot more even over the years but I think that in Tipp we are no similar in that regards as its almost impossible to pick a winner.

Most of that may have been off topic! But I agree with you! However, the Galway and Tipp senior championships are the two that have mirrored each other the most for as long as i can remember.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3666 - 29/09/2022 11:13:18    2442212

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Replying To plentyofstick:  "We will have to see how the senior b is run. The only interest in the b championship will be the teams involved. The county board will have a job promoting it. If they cant be involved in the main senior championship i cant see it having a big following from neutrals. There is only gonna be 8 teams competing so i dunno will it be 2 groups of 4 with top 2 into the semis. Its a pity for whoever wins it out they will have no all ireland series. Senior b will be the only grade that has no all ireland series and thats from junior b up to senior A. We will have to see what the county board has planned for it and see will it work. Again i do hope it works out but i can see it been changed again in a few years. But as a few posters has started the reason why the senior b has been created the way it will be for next year is that clubs are happy to have senior in their title even though they are finding it hard to be competitive with the top table."
The Senior B next year will be incredibly competitive, ok the winners don't get anything only to be promoted upto Senior A where they play in the big prize. And with the likes of Gort, Kilconeiron, Killimordaly, Moycullen, Portumna and possibly sarsfields all in Senior A next year, whoever gets promoted from B has a great chance of staying in Senior A.
For example the mighty Meelick-Eyrecourt if they win Intermediate this year which I expect them to do, will go all out to win Senior B next year!
I'm 100% in favour of this new structure!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 29/09/2022 13:53:32    2442240

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If the winners of the 'senior B' (intermediate in all but name, can't claim to be senior if your in the second rung) don't get to play in the intermediate all Ireland series, it's a load of BS. Having the incentive of that after would give it a lot more gloss. We're essentially sending our Junior A Champs (3rd rung) to an intermediate all Ireland then. It's robbing the second tier winners of entering the second tier all Ireland series....makes no sense. There is a third tier all Ireland for those below senior B then so not like they'd be missing out if you take that away, if anything it's better because they'd be playing teams at their correct level. I don't know, seems so unnecessary

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 104 - 29/09/2022 18:56:51    2442264

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "if they are in a competition that says senior well then my friend, they are a senior club. doesnt matter if it says b or f after the word senior...its senior. so the question is when is the suits going to grow up and fix this, but its already in place with the reduction happening this year? maybe call senior b premier intermediate like other counties with 45 senior clubs?"
My main point is that basically there are only 6 clubs really have a chance at winning senior out, all the rest are there just to make up the numbers.Your always going to have 8/10 poor teams in senior but having up to 14/15 teams who are hopeless come on lads get a grip. It's time now these clubs we all know who they are bite the bullet and head to intermediate better off and at least they have a realistic chance of winning something.

5plus9 (Galway) - Posts: 12 - 29/09/2022 19:26:49    2442265

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Castlegar v killimordaly.... castlegar by 3 dead rubber game.
Clarinbridge v st Thomas's.... Clarinbridge by 1.(could be a backlash from st Thomas's tomorrow but i think Clarinbridge may sneak this one.)
Turloughmore v sarsfields.... turlough by 2(sarsfields is on form but with the way turlough played against st Thomas's i think the momentum they gained from that victory can drive them on and beat sarsfields. But only just)

Loughrea v kilconiron..... loughrea by 8(i say loughrea may rest a few of their established players)
Gort v craughwell.... craughwell by 3( craughwell got some hammering by Tommies last day out and will be hurting so i can see them throwing everything at gort)
Cappataggle v tommies. ...cappy by 1.( cappy will be hurting after the last day out against loughrea and i will be expecting another backlash here. Tommies are on form too and will be expecting to beat cappy to make a statement but there will be toss of a coin between them so i said ill go with cappy.)

Portuma v liam mellows.... mellows by 1. ( mellows know they need to win this game to get promoted up to senior A next year. After the shock loss in their eyes to Ardrahan mellows have been improving gradually but Portuma will be a different animal and will be a different challenge. I think mellows need this win more.
Ardrahan v padraig pearses.... Ardrahan by 4. If mellows wins then this group will go down to scoring difference with Ardrahan having the lowest score difference compared to Portuma and mellows. I can see Ardrahan win but pearses are always hard bet so i cant see a hammering here but Ardrahan should have enough.
Ahrascragh-fohenagh v mullagh..... mullagh by 2(ahrascragh have been poor this championship but redeemed some pride when they played Ardrahan. Mullagh should have enough to get past ahrascragh to condem them down to relegation against Tynagh-abbey duniry.

Moycullen v oranmore maree..... oranmore by 3(moycullen have been the surprise package this year and managed to grind out the results but i think oranmore need to get this win to get promoted so i think they will just get over the line.)
Athreny v tynagh-abbey duniry.. athreny by 7(athreny can still qualify amd will need to win by a big margin.tynagh are only playing for pride now and to get some momentum for the relegation battle but they have been very poor this year and all i can see is an athreny victory.)
Kilnadeema letrim v beagh.... letrim by 6.( beagh won the dogfight with tynagh and if results go their way and a hammering of letrim they could qualify but i cant see that happen. Kilnadeema will have enough firepower over beagh.

Sylane v killimor....killimor by 6.(great to see sylane in the semis. But i think killimor with the experience they have will get them into another county final. They have serious firepower. Then again sylane could sneak under the rader as underdogs but i think killimor will be prepped.

Rahoon Newcastle v Meelick Eyrecourt. Eyrecourt by 1.( if john Fleming is fully fit i can see a Eyrecourt victory. If not then its a toss of a coin between the 2 of them.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 87 - 30/09/2022 10:58:04    2442300

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Good win for St Thomas's over Clarenbridge. Don't bury them yet lads! Congrats to Sarsfields too.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 01/10/2022 22:01:54    2442465

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