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Replying To Trump2020:  "Senior Quarter Finals

Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turloughmore
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............Loughrea
sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore

Senior B Semi Finals

Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Ahascragh

Intermediate Quarter Finals

Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara..................................Eyrecourt
Ballindeeren v Rahoon-Newcastle.......................Ballindeeren
Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v Carnmore.......................TAD
Sylane v Clarinbridge...............................................Sylane"
Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 28/09/2023 11:40:18    2506092

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "Blueprint for who?

Should we all be 'Dublin city clubs' now, Father?"
No we could all be Fr Dougal's and think that our clubs are competitive and have a chance of winning on any given day. In reality the clubs with the revenue to pay for facilities, S&C, equipment and coaching are going to be the most successful going forward. That doesn't come cheap.

BostonGuy (Galway) - Posts: 106 - 28/09/2023 13:42:40    2506114

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them"
The only one that I might change here is Sarsfields, but again depends on which version shows up for the game.

BostonGuy (Galway) - Posts: 106 - 28/09/2023 13:46:59    2506116

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Replying To BostonGuy:  "The only one that I might change here is Sarsfields, but again depends on which version shows up for the game."
Imo Sarsfields are a bit better than Clarinbridge and will account for Oranmore. I think Loughrea will beat Clarinbridge but it will be closer than the sparrow thinks!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 28/09/2023 16:27:09    2506143

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them"
I think Thomas's and Loughrea will win but I don't think it will be as handy as you believe. Clarenbridge will surely give Loughrea a good fight.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 29/09/2023 08:16:52    2506180

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them"
Not sure Sarsfields have the backs to deal with that Oranmore forward line. Morrissey can take Niall Burke but Oranmore have four or five other good options with plenty of pace in their forwards. Clarinbridge Loughrea will be tight.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 29/09/2023 08:59:05    2506186

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Replying To galway19:  "Not sure Sarsfields have the backs to deal with that Oranmore forward line. Morrissey can take Niall Burke but Oranmore have four or five other good options with plenty of pace in their forwards. Clarinbridge Loughrea will be tight."
I don't think clarinbridge Vs loughrea will be tight. Ardrahan will rue their misses against the bridge in the stadium. Loughrea will have 5-7 PTS over them in the end... in my opinion of course.

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 29/09/2023 12:30:12    2506238

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them"
I wouldn't think the intermediate hurlers are too worried about you either.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 29/09/2023 16:56:24    2506294

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Replying To BostonGuy:  "If you read the article it discussed the paid coaches at club level, not players and how much they are getting compensated. At this stage its more supplemental income for these coaches, but they are getting paid and certain clubs ARE paying. I don't think Mulqueen was coming up from Clare to Mellows for the crack a couple of years ago and there are many others on the coaching circuit. Now how and where these clubs are coming up with the money coz they definitely are is the question. 15k is a lot of bingo, lotto and pints at the bar, the Dublin "city" clubs seem to be better than most at raising revenue and I dont think they are relying on some Sheikh to do it."
I did read the article.

It was a pretty well written and researched piece I thought, but…

If clubs want to hire outside 'expertise' and can fund this, surely it's a matter for themselves and the coach in question. Some clubs are more wealthy/have more resources than others. That has always, and will always, be the case. Just as at IC level where the same applies.

It's not the thin end of the wedge though in 'professional terms'. Good coaches will get rewarded for their expertise. Poor coaches will be found out. Players aren't stupid. A poor coach won't be on the circuit for long.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 29/09/2023 20:50:27    2506311

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Replying To Viking66:  "He did but only as a temporary sub for a couple of minutes. Anyone saying he didn't step up to Senior Intercounty based on those minutes on the pitch is only a clown. You would need to see him play a few games before deciding he was or wasn't good enough yet."
The real question is whether he can bridge the S&C gap that exists between a club hurler (even a very good one) and an IC hurler at his age. I'm not saying he can't, but I am saying he absolutely will have to.

When an IC level defender hits you (legally) you stay hit, unless you can handle it. That takes time.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 29/09/2023 20:53:25    2506312

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Replying To BostonGuy:  "No we could all be Fr Dougal's and think that our clubs are competitive and have a chance of winning on any given day. In reality the clubs with the revenue to pay for facilities, S&C, equipment and coaching are going to be the most successful going forward. That doesn't come cheap."
Indeed it doesn't (come cheap).

Was there a point you were trying to make that I missed?

Such clubs have always tended to be the most successful overall anyway. So what has actually changed?

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 29/09/2023 20:56:01    2506314

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar...........Turlough close
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle............Thomas's handy
Loughrea v Clarinbridge...............The Town handy
Sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree…..Oranmore close

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mellows by about 45 points
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Kilnadeema

Intermediate Quarter Finals
I couldnt give a r@ts **** about them"
Bold to assume anyone gives a r@ts (what's wrong with 'rats'?) **** about your predictions either, son

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 29/09/2023 20:57:45    2506316

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "The real question is whether he can bridge the S&C gap that exists between a club hurler (even a very good one) and an IC hurler at his age. I'm not saying he can't, but I am saying he absolutely will have to.

When an IC level defender hits you (legally) you stay hit, unless you can handle it. That takes time."
He has played at the highest level with UL he's well able to handle it

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 30/09/2023 08:36:13    2506328

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Replying To Triffic:  "He didn't play v Wexford. Made his league debut v Cork, as far as I recall, and was one of our better players that day. Played again v Limerick and struggled a bit, like everyone else that day. Definitely has a lot to offer."
Yes, did a bit of googling. He came on for 2 mins as a blood sub vs Wexford for the injured Jason Flynn. Made his debut proper vs Cork , scored 1-3 and was described in the Munster-penned report I read (along with Evan Niland and Kevin Cooney) as being "on fire early on". I'd like to have seen him get more game time in the league myself but truth be told, the league is little more than a pre-season competition nowadays and is no yardstick -- particularly in the early round matches -- by which to judge if a player can make it at inter-county level. The Cork game took place in February and the match reporter was hugely impressed by the Cork performance and predicted they'd be real contenders fot the All Ireland. Didn't work out that way and the same goes for making assessments on individual players based on February hurling!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 30/09/2023 11:44:55    2506360

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Replying To Jackson88:  "He has played at the highest level with UL he's well able to handle it"
He would have to be good to start on any UL team.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 30/09/2023 12:48:10    2506365

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Replying To katser:  "Now it's the Proper Championship this Weekend in Senior, Senior B and Intermediate.......with all the mickey mouse group games and Preliminary Quarter Finals out of the way!
Senior Quarter Finals
Turloughmore v Castlegar.........................................Turlough
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle..........................................Thomas'
Loughrea v Clarinbridge.............................................Loughrea
sarsfields v Oranmore-Maree...................................sarsfields

Senior B Semi Finals
Mullagh v Liam Mellows............................................Mullagh
Ahascragh-Fohenagh v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Ahascragh

Intermediate Quarter Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara..................................Eyrecourt
Ballindeeren v Rahoon-Newcastle.......................Ballindeeren
Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry v Carnmore.......................TAD
Sylane v Clarinbridge...............................................Sylane"
Saturday's Results
Senior
Turloughmore 2-20 Castlegar 1-14
St.Thomas' 2-18 Cappataggle 0-12

Senior B
Mullagh 1-20 Liam Mellows 0-17
Ahascragh-Fohenagh 2-18 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 2-16

Intermediate
Meelick-Eyrecourt 1-28 Kinvara 2-08
Sylane 4-15 Clarinbridge 0-15
Ballindeeren 0-16 Rahoon-Newcastle 0-10
Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 1-21 Carnmore 1-19

P.S who is the clown who predicted Mellows to win by 45pts?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 30/09/2023 17:51:02    2506388

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Loughrea Vs clarinbridge. Loughrea made hard work of that game. Missed a lot of scores. Jamie Ryan again best player on the pitch.

Sarsfields walloped a very poor oranmore team. Kevin and Joe cooney dominating. Joe cooney without a doubt should be 6 for Galway next year. Gmac nowhere near him at 6

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 01/10/2023 17:09:39    2506466

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Sundays results
Senior
Loughrea 1-21 Clarinbridge 2-16
sarsfields 3-24 Oranmore-Maree 0-12

10/10 predictions correct for myself this Weekend.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 01/10/2023 17:39:59    2506472

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Senior Semi Finals
St.Thomas' v sarsfields
Turloughmore v Loughrea

Intermediate Semi Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry
Ballindeeren v Sylane

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 01/10/2023 17:41:53    2506473

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Replying To katser:  "Senior Semi Finals
St.Thomas' v sarsfields
Turloughmore v Loughrea

Intermediate Semi Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry
Ballindeeren v Sylane"
Senior Semi Finals

St.Thomas' v Sarsfields……….Thomas'
Turloughmore v Loughrea....Loughrea


Intermediate Semi Finals

Meelick-Eyrecourt v Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry…TAD
Ballindeeren v Sylane…………………….Balindereen

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 01/10/2023 18:32:36    2506483

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