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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Sunday December 18th vs Ulster Champions in AI semi final is being reported, St Thomas wedding is on the 17th so that is ruled out and no appetite for a January deferral, GAA would probably prefer to avoid a Dec18th fixture as the world cup final is on at 3 that day, all that was reported in the examiner."
Ok thanks. Either way it'll probably be frigid weather by the time the Final rolls around.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 30/11/2022 16:21:47    2449175

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Ok thanks. Either way it'll probably be frigid weather by the time the Final rolls around."
Final is down for Jan 21/22, hurling semis dec 17/18 and football semis Jan 7/8.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 30/11/2022 16:44:00    2449177

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Final is down for Jan 21/22, hurling semis dec 17/18 and football semis Jan 7/8."
Oh ok. Whoever attends the Finals better have their thickest pair of trousers on. lol.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 30/11/2022 17:30:03    2449183

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Sunday December 18th vs Ulster Champions in AI semi final is being reported, St Thomas wedding is on the 17th so that is ruled out and no appetite for a January deferral, GAA would probably prefer to avoid a Dec18th fixture as the world cup final is on at 3 that day, all that was reported in the examiner."
Any chance of FIFA moving the WC final

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2954 - 30/11/2022 20:40:35    2449197

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Replying To Jack L:  "Any chance of FIFA moving the WC final"
Id be hoping one semifinal saturday evening and the other sunday at 1pm. WC final is 3pm so should give those looking to get to Qatar plenty of time!

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 449 - 01/12/2022 15:19:05    2449252

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Id be hoping one semifinal saturday evening and the other sunday at 1pm. WC final is 3pm so should give those looking to get to Qatar plenty of time!"
Probably most likely I'd say, maybe Ballyhale and Ballygunner (jumping the gun I know) under lights in Thurles on the Saturday, other semi on the Sunday at 1 somewhere like Parnell Park.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 01/12/2022 15:36:34    2449255

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Probably most likely I'd say, maybe Ballyhale and Ballygunner (jumping the gun I know) under lights in Thurles on the Saturday, other semi on the Sunday at 1 somewhere like Parnell Park."
Cavan or Longford is roughly half way between Slaughtneil and St Toms. Would this be a decent venue for this game? Personally dont like Parnell so would hope it isnt there. Never been to Pearse Park but Breffni Park in Cavan is a great spot. But you'd imagine it will be in Parnell. Will be a great game I think. Slaughtneil havent played football in awhile so full commitment to hurling.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 01/12/2022 17:20:58    2449268

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Cavan or Longford is roughly half way between Slaughtneil and St Toms. Would this be a decent venue for this game? Personally dont like Parnell so would hope it isnt there. Never been to Pearse Park but Breffni Park in Cavan is a great spot. But you'd imagine it will be in Parnell. Will be a great game I think. Slaughtneil havent played football in awhile so full commitment to hurling."
They've to beat Dunloy 1st!!

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 01/12/2022 17:40:19    2449274

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Cavan or Longford is roughly half way between Slaughtneil and St Toms. Would this be a decent venue for this game? Personally dont like Parnell so would hope it isnt there. Never been to Pearse Park but Breffni Park in Cavan is a great spot. But you'd imagine it will be in Parnell. Will be a great game I think. Slaughtneil havent played football in awhile so full commitment to hurling."
Where would be roughly half way between Dunloy and St Toms I wonder?

UtahBlaine (Galway) - Posts: 126 - 01/12/2022 18:13:22    2449276

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Cavan or Longford is roughly half way between Slaughtneil and St Toms. Would this be a decent venue for this game? Personally dont like Parnell so would hope it isnt there. Never been to Pearse Park but Breffni Park in Cavan is a great spot. But you'd imagine it will be in Parnell. Will be a great game I think. Slaughtneil havent played football in awhile so full commitment to hurling."
I think it's all being played in croke park may aswell be there as Parnell park it will give people a chance to play there

SupermanSub (Galway) - Posts: 35 - 01/12/2022 18:14:02    2449277

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Probably most likely I'd say, maybe Ballyhale and Ballygunner (jumping the gun I know) under lights in Thurles on the Saturday, other semi on the Sunday at 1 somewhere like Parnell Park."
Whoever wins the game between Ballygunner and Ballyea the AI semi in Thurles makes sense.
What about Clones for the other semi? Great ground!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6611 - 01/12/2022 18:24:35    2449279

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "They've to beat Dunloy 1st!!"
Excuse my ignorance, didn't know that.

In my defence, I tried to google had the final be played, and googled Slaughtneil hurling, and the first headline I read was:
''Slaughtneil hold edge over Dunloy in Ulster Hurling final'', but I misinterpreted it.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 02/12/2022 12:50:12    2449328

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Replying To Viking66:  "Whoever wins the game between Ballygunner and Ballyea the AI semi in Thurles makes sense.
What about Clones for the other semi? Great ground!"
Regardless who wins, the match will more than likely be played in either the Fermanagh (Brewster Park) Cavan (Breffni) or Monaghan (Clones) county grounds. Makes no sense for it to be took to Down (Newry) or Parnell Park. The Toms played in Clones back in 2013.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 449 - 02/12/2022 15:10:06    2449344

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Regardless who wins, the match will more than likely be played in either the Fermanagh (Brewster Park) Cavan (Breffni) or Monaghan (Clones) county grounds. Makes no sense for it to be took to Down (Newry) or Parnell Park. The Toms played in Clones back in 2013."
Agreed that's why I suggested Clones it's a great ground!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6611 - 02/12/2022 16:11:20    2449353

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Regardless who wins, the match will more than likely be played in either the Fermanagh (Brewster Park) Cavan (Breffni) or Monaghan (Clones) county grounds. Makes no sense for it to be took to Down (Newry) or Parnell Park. The Toms played in Clones back in 2013."
Clones was used because of a replay its gonna be played in croker easier for TV to set up

SupermanSub (Galway) - Posts: 35 - 02/12/2022 19:35:49    2449367

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Replying To SupermanSub:  "Clones was used because of a replay its gonna be played in croker easier for TV to set up"
If Croker is selected I will personally buy a hat and eat it! I think it devalues the comp a little, ONLY the final should be played there. Take Ballyhale as example, if they are to reach final that will be FOUR times theyve played in Croker this year, 5 if you include final at start of year.

Watching the Ulster final. Antrim crowd are poor and are 1-5 to 4 up. Expect S'Neil to get there noses in front and see it out. Ref is almost as poor as the Kinvara man.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 449 - 04/12/2022 13:55:54    2449478

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So Dunloy is St Thomas's next opponent. Should be interesting and tough. Nothing easy at this stage I guess.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 04/12/2022 17:26:07    2449506

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Replying To Trump2020:  "So Dunloy is St Thomas's next opponent. Should be interesting and tough. Nothing easy at this stage I guess."
Thomas's will definitely not take Antrim teams for granted, have had serious battle with them, beating Loughiel after a replay and that David Sherry last minute winer v Cushendall. Antrim teams actually have a pretty decent record vs Galway teams, Athenry, Portumna, Sarfields all having taking beatings from them the last 30 years...with Dunloy giving out most of them. Their style won't be too dissimilar to Loughrea either. All that being said, Thomas's if they play to the level we expect them too they should win, getting a win in the all Ireland series is long overdue and have no shortage of hurt to call upon, the ballyea game, the ballyhale hammering (all be it I don't count that one as their was mitigating factors and everything that could go wrong did) the Borrisilleigh game and the worst of all, last years heartbreak to Ballyhale where they were probably 5/6 points a better team on the day but those two TJ goals from frees. Best of luck to them

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 122 - 04/12/2022 20:36:09    2449525

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Thomas's will definitely not take Antrim teams for granted, have had serious battle with them, beating Loughiel after a replay and that David Sherry last minute winer v Cushendall. Antrim teams actually have a pretty decent record vs Galway teams, Athenry, Portumna, Sarfields all having taking beatings from them the last 30 years...with Dunloy giving out most of them. Their style won't be too dissimilar to Loughrea either. All that being said, Thomas's if they play to the level we expect them too they should win, getting a win in the all Ireland series is long overdue and have no shortage of hurt to call upon, the ballyea game, the ballyhale hammering (all be it I don't count that one as their was mitigating factors and everything that could go wrong did) the Borrisilleigh game and the worst of all, last years heartbreak to Ballyhale where they were probably 5/6 points a better team on the day but those two TJ goals from frees. Best of luck to them"
Agreed last year was a heartbreaker. But then you could say Dunloy are overdue success too. 4 final appearances and no win.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6611 - 05/12/2022 09:06:51    2449531

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Thomas's will definitely not take Antrim teams for granted, have had serious battle with them, beating Loughiel after a replay and that David Sherry last minute winer v Cushendall. Antrim teams actually have a pretty decent record vs Galway teams, Athenry, Portumna, Sarfields all having taking beatings from them the last 30 years...with Dunloy giving out most of them. Their style won't be too dissimilar to Loughrea either. All that being said, Thomas's if they play to the level we expect them too they should win, getting a win in the all Ireland series is long overdue and have no shortage of hurt to call upon, the ballyea game, the ballyhale hammering (all be it I don't count that one as their was mitigating factors and everything that could go wrong did) the Borrisilleigh game and the worst of all, last years heartbreak to Ballyhale where they were probably 5/6 points a better team on the day but those two TJ goals from frees. Best of luck to them"
I agree. Taking Dunloy lightly would be foolish. Watched some of their match yesterday on GAAGO and they looked very skillful and physical to me. No free lunches…..

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 05/12/2022 15:20:04    2449583

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