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Replying To CillTormoir:  "thats two cracking games saturday. couldnt call a winner between Loughrea/Cappy, Thomas's/Turlough. Would agree with your picks however, cappy didnt get going last day but expect a better performance. Turlough be ready for the champions and looking to cut the legs from under them. Looking forward to it"
Katser seems really good at predicting and commenting on the club scene, as opposed to be totally useless about inter-county stuff!

So, I take it from your comments that Turloughmore " ready…and looking to cut the legs from under them" are still the biggest crowd of butchers, hatchet men and sledgers in Galway club hurling that they always were, and that takes some bating!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1395 - 15/09/2022 11:16:43    2440739

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Whelan away until Christmas. Id say the year was more about avoiding relegation battle than looking to get to a final. Eyrecourt by a handful"
Whelan & Shane Cooney both home for this weekends games... Be interesting to see how they do after their travels...

bogmaster19 (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 15/09/2022 13:20:57    2440755

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Katser seems really good at predicting and commenting on the club scene, as opposed to be totally useless about inter-county stuff!

So, I take it from your comments that Turloughmore " ready…and looking to cut the legs from under them" are still the biggest crowd of butchers, hatchet men and sledgers in Galway club hurling that they always were, and that takes some bating!"
not literally.... i hope!

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 440 - 15/09/2022 15:00:26    2440780

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Senior Championship Round 4

Tommy Larkins v Craughwell....Craughwell
Kilconeiron v Gort.......................Gort
Cappataggle v Loughrea............Cappy
St.Thomas v Turloughmore.......Thomas's
Clarinbridge v Castlegar...….......Bridge
Killimordaly v sarsfields.............Sarsfields
Mullagh v Portumna..................Portumna
Ardrahan v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...Ardrahan
Liam Mellows v Padraig Pearses...Mellows
Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Beagh......Beagh
Moycullen v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..Moycullen
Athenry v Oranmore-Maree..........Athenry

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 15/09/2022 16:35:32    2440799

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Senior Championship Round 4

Tommy Larkins v Craughwell....Craughwell
Kilconeiron v Gort.......................Gort
Cappataggle v Loughrea............Cappy
St.Thomas v Turloughmore.......Thomas's
Clarinbridge v Castlegar...….......Bridge
Killimordaly v sarsfields.............Sarsfields
Mullagh v Portumna..................Portumna
Ardrahan v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...Ardrahan
Liam Mellows v Padraig Pearses...Mellows
Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Beagh......Beagh
Moycullen v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..Moycullen
Athenry v Oranmore-Maree..........Athenry"
Agree with 8 of your 12 Trump but would go for Tommy Larkins, Loughrea, Leitrim Kilnadeema and Oranmore Maree in the other 4 fixtures

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1708 - 15/09/2022 19:47:43    2440825

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Agree with 8 of your 12 Trump but would go for Tommy Larkins, Loughrea, Leitrim Kilnadeema and Oranmore Maree in the other 4 fixtures"
Yeah you could be right. Some of them are hard to pick. I picked Gort, Beagh, and Portumna so I expect to get spanked hard in some of the matches.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 16/09/2022 10:25:01    2440863

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Tommy Larkins v Craughwell....Craughwell
Kilconeiron v Gort.......................Gort
Cappataggle v Loughrea............ Loughrea
St.Thomas v Turloughmore.......Thomas's
Clarinbridge v Castlegar...….......Bridge
Killimordaly v sarsfields.............Sarsfields
Mullagh v Portumna.................. Mullagh
Ardrahan v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...Ardrahan
Liam Mellows v Padraig Pearses...Mellows
Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Beagh..... Draw
Moycullen v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..Moycullen
Athenry v Oranmore-Maree.......... Oranmore

Mythoughts (Galway) - Posts: 5 - 17/09/2022 10:55:40    2440949

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Will Whelan be back? If not I cant see Kinvara winning. Bullied by Annaghdown who should have won by more. Without Whelan they dont have that go to forward. Will Kinvara wilt when in the battle? Sylane to win for me.

Agree with the rest of your predictions but Eyrecourt to win by more than 2."
Sylane will be warm favourites and rightly so.

They cruised through and topped a harder group (on paper) than Kinvara scraped out of on score difference.

Whelan is selected to start but has little/no hurling done in 6 weeks. I find it difficult to make a case for us winning but of course anything can happen on the day, and we will be starting stronger on paper (who knows on grass) than we were v Annaghdown.

Its past time for Meelick/Eyrecourt to shit or get off the pot, they are fluting around flattering to deceive for a long time now.

This should be the year they finally get the job done and go up though that's been said quite a few times before.

I think the hardest part for M/E is actually getting to a final. If they manage that I expect them to win it.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 670 - 17/09/2022 14:16:15    2440963

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Turlough fierce impressive. The young lads Quirke, O'Hanlon and Whelan all stood out. Thomas' has a very off day.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 17/09/2022 16:35:17    2440970

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Now what does the Senior clubs 2nd Teams bring to the Intermediate Championship!! Craughwell beaten by 19pts and Turloughmore beaten by a whopping 30pts in the Quarter Finals while Castlegar are in the are in the relegation final.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 18/09/2022 15:14:56    2441034

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Replying To galway19:  "Turlough fierce impressive. The young lads Quirke, O'Hanlon and Whelan all stood out. Thomas' has a very off day."
Agreed. Turlough were excellent. A defeat of that nature will sting badly for St Thomas. While the game itself wasn't do or die for them, they were defending a very impressive unbeaten record stretching back to 2019.
The record was always going to come to an end at some stage, but to be beaten by such a margin will hurt their pride. St Thomas will be hoping to get another crack at them at the business end of the championship.
A special mention for Portumna too, who produced a massive comeback, which was even more impressive given that they were down to 14 men early enough.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1572 - 18/09/2022 15:43:09    2441038

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Replying To katser:  "Now what does the Senior clubs 2nd Teams bring to the Intermediate Championship!! Craughwell beaten by 19pts and Turloughmore beaten by a whopping 30pts in the Quarter Finals while Castlegar are in the are in the relegation final."
Ah yes but really intermediate is junior in Galway, like be real 24 senior teams some of which are really only average.
Kilbeacanty will probably make the drop and appeal it, it'll be interesting to see if the loser will actually be relegated given the soft appeals in recent years

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 150 - 18/09/2022 16:40:57    2441042

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Woo hoo what a brilliant draw for the Intermediate Semi Finals!!! I'm already looking forward to a epic all East Galway Co. Final!!!
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Rahoon-Newcastle..........Eyrecourt
Killimor v Sylane..................................................Killimor

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 18/09/2022 17:00:19    2441044

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Replying To katser:  "Woo hoo what a brilliant draw for the Intermediate Semi Finals!!! I'm already looking forward to a epic all East Galway Co. Final!!!
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Rahoon-Newcastle..........Eyrecourt
Killimor v Sylane..................................................Killimor"
South Galway accounted for themselves fairly well too this weekend with Gort, Beagh, Ardrahan all winning. St Thomas's and Kilbeacanty dropped the ball though. Sigh.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 18/09/2022 17:38:23    2441046

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Replying To Trump2020:  "South Galway accounted for themselves fairly well too this weekend with Gort, Beagh, Ardrahan all winning. St Thomas's and Kilbeacanty dropped the ball though. Sigh."
Kilbeacanty could be dropping more than the ball....and dropping down to Junior A as there definitely is relegation from Intermediate this year. Intermediate Relegation Final Kilbeacanty v Castlegar 2nd Team.
And with the way things are going it's furious hammerings Senior Clubs 2nd Teams are going to get in future Intermediate games with the likes of Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Ahasragh-Fohenagh (most likely Senior B Relegation Final) and then Beagh, Padraig Pearses Kilconeiron dropping down to Intermediate over the next few years!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 18/09/2022 18:19:26    2441052

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Replying To Mythoughts:  "Tommy Larkins v Craughwell....Craughwell
Kilconeiron v Gort.......................Gort
Cappataggle v Loughrea............ Loughrea
St.Thomas v Turloughmore.......Thomas's
Clarinbridge v Castlegar...….......Bridge
Killimordaly v sarsfields.............Sarsfields
Mullagh v Portumna.................. Mullagh
Ardrahan v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...Ardrahan
Liam Mellows v Padraig Pearses...Mellows
Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Beagh..... Draw
Moycullen v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..Moycullen
Athenry v Oranmore-Maree.......... Oranmore"
you got a good few wrong

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 230 - 18/09/2022 19:11:30    2441062

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Kilbeacnty will avoid the drop. Cashel will drop through the trapdoor . They were brutal today against a depleted spiddal in relegation semi.

thecut (Galway) - Posts: 331 - 18/09/2022 20:36:42    2441082

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Replying To thecut:  "Kilbeacnty will avoid the drop. Cashel will drop through the trapdoor . They were brutal today against a depleted spiddal in relegation semi."
I hope you're right about Kilbeacanty surviving. They might not be great compared to the other bigger parishes but they love their hurling there.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 19/09/2022 13:22:10    2441191

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Replying To katser:  "Woo hoo what a brilliant draw for the Intermediate Semi Finals!!! I'm already looking forward to a epic all East Galway Co. Final!!!
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Rahoon-Newcastle..........Eyrecourt
Killimor v Sylane..................................................Killimor"
Don't put anything you can't afford to lose on Eyrecourt winning. Ordinary enough against Abbey yesterday who were well beaten v KIllmor in last group match. John Fleming isn't fully fit and made little impact when sprung. Rahoon are sturdy enough when they get moving.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 78 - 19/09/2022 13:33:00    2441195

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Replying To katser:  "Now what does the Senior clubs 2nd Teams bring to the Intermediate Championship!! Craughwell beaten by 19pts and Turloughmore beaten by a whopping 30pts in the Quarter Finals while Castlegar are in the are in the relegation final."
It must have been the football team Craughwell put out!

hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 146 - 19/09/2022 14:13:44    2441206

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