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Replying To Jackson88:  "Loughrea were brutal yesterday with terrible misses and still beat clarinbridge. I'd say they'll have enough to beat turlough. I'd say thomas' will beat SARS but Kevin cooney is on fire at the minute and they have a nice balance about them"
I give Sars a better chance against Toms than I'd give Turlough against Loughrea. (Though this might read as a stupid comment in a couple of weeks time!!!)

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 02/10/2023 19:47:27    2506692

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Two epic semi finals to look forward to. Four of the top 5 teams/squads (including Clarinbridge there) have made the semi finals.

Pity these wont be in Kenny Park.

Will Sars push Toms close? Huge victory against OM even though OM were very very disappointing. A horrible way to end the year considering the year they had."
great point. madness they not in kenny park. final should be there too.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 02/10/2023 22:07:26    2506706

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "great point. madness they not in kenny park. final should be there too."
What work is going on in Kenny Park at the moment that there are no games there ?

Imagine the crowd those two semi finals would draw to Athenry compared to the crowd that will travel to Salthill. I know I won't be going anyway as too much hassle with parking etc. and possibility of getting clamped.
Such a pity they can't be played in Kenny Park.

John Doe (Galway) - Posts: 228 - 03/10/2023 08:21:29    2506716

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "great point. madness they not in kenny park. final should be there too."
Pitch is closed. Hopefully whatever remedial work may pave the way for games to be played in Kenny Park this time of the year going forward, After the "swamp" final in 2020 between Turloughmore and Thomas's I think it was only fair to move it into Pearse Stadium where you had a better chance of a decent surface. Yes devoid of atmosphere but at least the players have the best surface available.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 570 - 03/10/2023 08:44:55    2506721

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Replying To katser:  "I'd go with Meelick-Eyrecourt and Ballindeeren in Intermediate but in Senior I'm thinking possibly St.Thomas' and Turloughmore!"
Tynagh and St Thomas to win this year hands down, both teams are flying it. Tynagh way above the rest in intermediate. We're in second gear for most of the game against in Carnmore.

GalwayJoe123 (Galway) - Posts: 4 - 03/10/2023 11:29:01    2506768

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Replying To GalwayJoe123:  "Tynagh and St Thomas to win this year hands down, both teams are flying it. Tynagh way above the rest in intermediate. We're in second gear for most of the game against in Carnmore."
No you weren't.Carnmore put it well upto you and should have won the game but they have a young team who needs a bit of experience.You just thought all ye had to do was turn up.Win with a bit if humility.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 03/10/2023 12:16:56    2506778

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "No you weren't.Carnmore put it well upto you and should have won the game but they have a young team who needs a bit of experience.You just thought all ye had to do was turn up.Win with a bit if humility."
Carnmore played well to be fair and probably better than the other three sides left. Saw Eyrecourt in the group stages they are very small, I expect us to overpower them. But let's see.

GalwayJoe123 (Galway) - Posts: 4 - 03/10/2023 12:43:59    2506782

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Replying To GalwayJoe123:  "Tynagh and St Thomas to win this year hands down, both teams are flying it. Tynagh way above the rest in intermediate. We're in second gear for most of the game against in Carnmore."
"Hands Up" when you are proven wrong!

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 300 - 03/10/2023 12:51:09    2506783

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Replying To GalwayJoe123:  "Tynagh and St Thomas to win this year hands down, both teams are flying it. Tynagh way above the rest in intermediate. We're in second gear for most of the game against in Carnmore."
Well I stated at the start that Meelick-Eyrecourt and Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry are the two best teams in Intermediate, pity they are meeting in the Semi Final!
I'm expecting a fantastic match between them with Eyrecourt to win narrowly.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 03/10/2023 15:45:00    2506818

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I give Sars a better chance against Toms than I'd give Turlough against Loughrea. (Though this might read as a stupid comment in a couple of weeks time!!!)"
I've a feeling Turloughmore could actually win the Co. Cup this year (I could be wrong tho)
Turloughmore the only Club to win 6 in a row.....I don't think they want to see St.Thomas' equal that record!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 03/10/2023 15:50:19    2506820

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Sarsfields didn't show up on against Thomas' last year. Think Sarsfields are a bit better now but there is nothing to suggest Toms are any worse. Burke out but Regan, Sherry and Shane Cooney back. Victor Manso seems to have take another step forward this year. Thomas' win again.

The other one is hard to call. You'd imagine Turlough will send either Hussey or Linnane after Jamie Ryan which could disrupt Loughrea and on paper Turlough are one of the only teams with enough backs to stop that Loughrea forward line with Daithi, Mark Murphy, Michael Morris, Dan Loftus and Jamie Holland. Loughrea don't really have much height in that full back line either to matchup against Phelan. Think Turlough could shade it, especially if Sean Loftus is back.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 03/10/2023 16:10:00    2506823

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Bernard burke is also out.. he lined out for loughrea in a rugby match last weekend.

I think sarsfields will test thomas' but thomas' should shade it as sars seem heavily reliant on k cooney.

I disagree with the height reference in the turlough / loughrea game .. I don't think the loughrea backs have shrunk since last year when they bet them in bslo. I don't think turlough have the forwards to trouble the loughrea backs"
Phelan a different option for Turlough this year though.

I think you are right though, and Pearse Stadium will suit forwards.

Loughrea have the better forwards, but Turlough have the better backs. Will be a cracker.

I'd put Linnane on Jamie Ryan and let them tear at each other.

Is mark fahy injured or has he just lost his place? Darragh Walsh looks the real deal for distribution.

Hope we see Sean Loftus back. Himself and Sean O Hanlon could cause serious damage in the half forward line in Pearse Stadium

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 03/10/2023 17:08:18    2506833

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Replying To katser:  "Well I stated at the start that Meelick-Eyrecourt and Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry are the two best teams in Intermediate, pity they are meeting in the Semi Final!
I'm expecting a fantastic match between them with Eyrecourt to win narrowly."
Can't see it, Tynagh are very strong down the middle and with Mattie Kenny in charge I can't see anyone stoping them. Believe they won the U20s this year aswell. Kinvara are very young, very hard to judge Eyrecourt off that. Believe Tynagh beat them by double score aswell.

PaddyBarry (Galway) - Posts: 2 - 04/10/2023 11:57:36    2506914

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Replying To PaddyBarry:  "Can't see it, Tynagh are very strong down the middle and with Mattie Kenny in charge I can't see anyone stoping them. Believe they won the U20s this year aswell. Kinvara are very young, very hard to judge Eyrecourt off that. Believe Tynagh beat them by double score aswell."
Any team that contains Conor Whelan at intermediate level and still hammer Kinvara is a serious outfit.

Different story last year because he had been away.

Eyrecourt are a very balanced team, they will put it up to Tynagh.

Think Tynagh will sneak it though, they have a few bigger/stronger players which will be important this time of the year.

And Eyrecourt do not like semi finals

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 05/10/2023 10:31:03    2507015

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Any team that contains Conor Whelan at intermediate level and still hammer Kinvara is a serious outfit.

Different story last year because he had been away.

Eyrecourt are a very balanced team, they will put it up to Tynagh.

Think Tynagh will sneak it though, they have a few bigger/stronger players which will be important this time of the year.

And Eyrecourt do not like semi finals"
Do Tynagh, or Eyrecourt have any players who could contribute to the Galway seniors next season. I heard that Shefflin has been attending lots of intermediate games this season

Mayo52 (Mayo) - Posts: 44 - 05/10/2023 16:21:07    2507083

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Replying To Mayo52:  "Do Tynagh, or Eyrecourt have any players who could contribute to the Galway seniors next season. I heard that Shefflin has been attending lots of intermediate games this season"
Tynagh have a lot of talent of ex Galway players that are well documented so not going to mention them but I have been impressed with Micheal Power in midfield and Conor Jordan.
Eyrecourt have John Fleming but hasn't impressed to date at centre back (out of position).

PaddyBarry (Galway) - Posts: 2 - 05/10/2023 23:35:12    2507102

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Replying To Mayo52:  "Do Tynagh, or Eyrecourt have any players who could contribute to the Galway seniors next season. I heard that Shefflin has been attending lots of intermediate games this season"
I hope you're right about Shefflin attending Intermediate Matches as STEVE MAHON was on an INTERMEDIATE TEAM in Kilbeacanty and served the County well. I'm sure there's more like him. Find players wherever you can.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 06/10/2023 02:52:55    2507104

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Replying To PaddyBarry:  "Tynagh have a lot of talent of ex Galway players that are well documented so not going to mention them but I have been impressed with Micheal Power in midfield and Conor Jordan.
Eyrecourt have John Fleming but hasn't impressed to date at centre back (out of position)."
Tynagh - Ben Moran and Niall Maloney are worth a look.

Other clubs
St Thomas - V Manso, Darragh Burke
Loughrea - Jamie Ryan, Ian Hanrahan
Oranmore - Rory Burke
Clarinbridge - A Niland

GalwayJoe123 (Galway) - Posts: 4 - 09/10/2023 00:29:31    2507457

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This Weekends Fixtures
Senior Semi Finals
St.Thomas' v sarsfields..........................................Thomas'
Turloughmore v Loughrea....................................Turlough

Senior Relegation Final
Kilconeiron v Portumna.........................................Kilconeiron

Senior B Final
Mullagh v Ahascragh-Fohenagh...........................Mullagh

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

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 09/10/2023 10:01:34    2507488

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Replying To GalwayJoe123:  "Tynagh - Ben Moran and Niall Maloney are worth a look.

Other clubs
St Thomas - V Manso, Darragh Burke
Loughrea - Jamie Ryan, Ian Hanrahan
Oranmore - Rory Burke
Clarinbridge - A Niland"
Niland will be the big call. How soon do you bring a player that is only 17 at the moment into the senior panel? No question about the ability and he is already probably bigger physically than Evan.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 09/10/2023 10:44:54    2507506

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