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Cappataggle vs Craughwell - Cappy by 5. Craughwell have been disappointing so far and if they start like they did against Loughrea they will be beaten out the gate here.

Loughrea vs Gort - Loughrea by 3. Not sure Gort have enough in their forwards to trouble Loughrea and Loughrea did look decent for most of the game the last day.

Larkins vs Kilconieron - Larkins by 5. Flynn will be too hard for them to stop.

Clarinbridge vs Sarsfields - Clarinbridge by 4. Hard not to be impressed by the Bridge so far and they match up well with the Sarsfields forward line. I'd fear for the Sarsfields full back line if Morrissey doesn't go back there with the form that Kennedy is in.

Turloughmore vs Kilimordaly. Turlough by 2. This could be a scrappy game with two teams that lack consistency in the forward line. Turlough to edge it.

St Thomas vs Castlegar - Thomas' by 8. This is the game from two years ago that Castlegar scored three goals and still didnt win. Cashel are worse than then and Thomas' are flowing nicely.


In Senior B there should be easy enough wins for Mellows, Portumna and Moycullen. Oranmore should have enough to beat Kilnadeema/Leitrim. Mullagh vs Ardrahan and Beagh vs Athenry are two toss up games between unpredicatble teams.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 31/08/2022 14:23:46    2439247

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Replying To katser:  "This Weekends Fixtures Round 3
Cappataggle v Craughwell....................................Cappy
Loughrea v Gort.....................................................Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion...............................Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields........................................'Bridge
Turloughmore v Killimordaly................................Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar...........................................'Thomas'

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...................Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses................................Portumna
Mullagh v Ardrahan...............................................Mullagh
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....................Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh....................................................Athenry
No Draws so far in the Championship..... there might be some this weekend tho!!"
Galway Hurling Fixtures Round 3

Cappataggle v Craughwell....DRAW
Loughrea v Gort.....Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion.....Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields......DRAW
Turloughmore v Killimordaly...Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar....St Thomas's

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.....Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses.....Pearses
Mullagh v Ardrahan......Ardrahan
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim...Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh...Athenry

***Some great matches. Hard to pick.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 31/08/2022 14:41:56    2439249

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Galway Hurling Fixtures Round 3

Cappataggle v Craughwell....DRAW
Loughrea v Gort.....Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion.....Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields......DRAW
Turloughmore v Killimordaly...Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar....St Thomas's

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh.....Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses.....Pearses
Mullagh v Ardrahan......Ardrahan
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim...Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh...Athenry

***Some great matches. Hard to pick."
To whom it may concern, please spell "Kilconieron" correctly as I have seen about 10 different spellings at this stage!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2769 - 31/08/2022 16:49:11    2439254

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Replying To tommy k:  "To whom it may concern, please spell "Kilconieron" correctly as I have seen about 10 different spellings at this stage!"
Ha ha ha. You're lucky if I can spell "Gort" right! Spell check needed!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 31/08/2022 18:41:25    2439256

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Replying To tommy k:  "To whom it may concern, please spell "Kilconieron" correctly as I have seen about 10 different spellings at this stage!"
Cill Chon Iarainn, Kilconierin, logainm.ie

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1380 - 31/08/2022 19:23:06    2439259

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Cappy v craughwell..... cappy by 1
Gort v loughrea..... loughrea by 6
Tommies v kilconiron.... tommies by 7
St Thomas's v castlegar..... Thomas's by 5
Sarsfields v clarinbridge.... sarsfields by 1
Turlough v killimordaly..... Turlough by 3
Moycullen v tynagh.... moycullen by 3
Portuma v pearses..... Portuma by 5
Ahrascragh v mellows.... mellows by 7
Athreny v beagh.... athreny by 5
Mullagh v Ardrahan .... Ardrahan by 2
Oranmore v kilnadeema.... kilnadeema by 1
Games of the weekend are definitely sarsfields v clarinbridge and cappy v craughwell and in the b mullagh v Ardrahan.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 87 - 31/08/2022 20:49:32    2439262

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Replying To katser:  "This Weekends Fixtures Round 3
Cappataggle v Craughwell....................................Cappy
Loughrea v Gort.....................................................Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion...............................Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields........................................'Bridge
Turloughmore v Killimordaly................................Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar...........................................'Thomas'

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...................Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses................................Portumna
Mullagh v Ardrahan...............................................Mullagh
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....................Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh....................................................Athenry
No Draws so far in the Championship..... there might be some this weekend tho!!"
Portumna surprised me beating Pearses. Beagh ran Athenry closer than I expected.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 04/09/2022 21:42:33    2439692

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Portumna surprised me beating Pearses. Beagh ran Athenry closer than I expected."
Good call from you with the two draws, but Cappy and the Bridge should have held on

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 05/09/2022 07:40:14    2439694

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Bought Cappy match in on Saturday and a few previous to that. Thomas's really are out on their own again this year, arent they? I mean in a sense that most teams are relying on 3 or 4 lads to get it done for them, Thomas's have 1 if not 2 on each line that can win a match for them. Expected Cappy to win handily enough, maybe it was the weather, but poor standard from both, sluggish.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 05/09/2022 09:04:05    2439704

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Portumna surprised me beating Pearses. Beagh ran Athenry closer than I expected."
Any link to the results lads?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3666 - 05/09/2022 10:17:13    2439712

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Any link to the results lads?"
https://www.galwaygaa.ie/results/hurling-results

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 05/09/2022 14:06:18    2439749

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With new grading system for senior and intermediate coming soon,it has struck me how many second club teams have made it to intermediate q/f.These second teams are full of young lads that are in competition to get onto senior teams of already strong clubs and really want to perform strongly at intermediate,even though they can't be promoted therefore taking the place of smaller intermediate clubs that only have one team and can never dream of getting to senior .Is this fair or if you have a second adult team should the highest you can go is Junior A.Worth a discussion.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 05/09/2022 15:47:14    2439769

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "With new grading system for senior and intermediate coming soon,it has struck me how many second club teams have made it to intermediate q/f.These second teams are full of young lads that are in competition to get onto senior teams of already strong clubs and really want to perform strongly at intermediate,even though they can't be promoted therefore taking the place of smaller intermediate clubs that only have one team and can never dream of getting to senior .Is this fair or if you have a second adult team should the highest you can go is Junior A.Worth a discussion."
There are very few teams who are able to achieve this on a consistent basis. Some clubs just go through a time of having a big number of senior players at one time. If you drop them to junior A the same thing will apply but to Junior only teams. Look at Turlough, they were in constant senior relegation fear for years and barely staying in junior A, where now they have senior and intermediate teams. Also have two juniors teams too I think. Also probably down to demographics these days. It's unfortunate that some of the more rural clubs are having difficulty with numbers. There will just have to be more amalgamations down the line

hurlingfan90 (Galway) - Posts: 12 - 05/09/2022 17:28:39    2439782

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "With new grading system for senior and intermediate coming soon,it has struck me how many second club teams have made it to intermediate q/f.These second teams are full of young lads that are in competition to get onto senior teams of already strong clubs and really want to perform strongly at intermediate,even though they can't be promoted therefore taking the place of smaller intermediate clubs that only have one team and can never dream of getting to senior .Is this fair or if you have a second adult team should the highest you can go is Junior A.Worth a discussion."
Craughwells 2nd team got beaten by a whopping 27pts by the mighty Meelick-Eyrecourt but they still made it to Quarter Finals where they will most likely get another hammering by Rahoon-Newcastle.
Killimor will absolutely hammer Turloughmores 2nd team in the Quarter Final

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 05/09/2022 18:03:20    2439785

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If a senior second team can only get to junior A and are strong enough for intermediate then is it fair for the junior A first teams and what happens to a intermediate team that gets relegated then they will meet the second senior teams. Personally i think the intermediate is competitive too. There are 4 senior second teams. 2 are in relegation and 2 are in the quater finals. Also there hasn't been a senior second team in a final yet(could be wrong).

I know one of the format change suggestions at the start of the year was to have 16 teams in senior A 16 teams in intermediate and to introduce a new junior grade with the second senior grade teams and maybe the top junior A teams. This change would have taken the intermediate grade to a new level of competitiveness but this format change was voted down.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 87 - 05/09/2022 19:07:52    2439788

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "With new grading system for senior and intermediate coming soon,it has struck me how many second club teams have made it to intermediate q/f.These second teams are full of young lads that are in competition to get onto senior teams of already strong clubs and really want to perform strongly at intermediate,even though they can't be promoted therefore taking the place of smaller intermediate clubs that only have one team and can never dream of getting to senior .Is this fair or if you have a second adult team should the highest you can go is Junior A.Worth a discussion."
Some parishes are bigger than others, some parishes have a far bigger population than others, some parishes have far more interest in Gaelic Games than others, etc. What can you do? Not much. Its luck of the draw in a way.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 05/09/2022 20:23:33    2439799

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Some parishes are bigger than others, some parishes have a far bigger population than others, some parishes have far more interest in Gaelic Games than others, etc. What can you do? Not much. Its luck of the draw in a way."
Some parishes are in Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. It's their luck of the draw. Not much you can do, really!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1395 - 06/09/2022 10:04:26    2439823

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Some parishes are in Kilkenny, Limerick, Tipperary and Cork. It's their luck of the draw. Not much you can do, really!"
Very true. When I was growing up in Galway Castlegar was the team to beat because of the Connollys and others they had all came together and so they had a Golden Era whereas Portumna were no good until years later when the Cannings and others came in one big wave. It's the way it goes. I envy any parish that can support a Senior and Intermediate team while my parish can barely compete in Intermediate.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 06/09/2022 21:07:12    2439884

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Very true. When I was growing up in Galway Castlegar was the team to beat because of the Connollys and others they had all came together and so they had a Golden Era whereas Portumna were no good until years later when the Cannings and others came in one big wave. It's the way it goes. I envy any parish that can support a Senior and Intermediate team while my parish can barely compete in Intermediate."
In fairness, even at county level, success often depends on Golden Generations.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3802 - 08/09/2022 13:03:56    2440021

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "In fairness, even at county level, success often depends on Golden Generations."
weve had a golden generation this last 6/7 years and 1 AI to show for it!!

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 08/09/2022 16:30:23    2440058

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