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Them Carlow hurlers are made of the right stuff.

Massive congrats, what a game!

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 783 - 27/05/2023 21:18:27    2482022

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Congratulations Carlow.

What a rip roaring game.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13769 - 27/05/2023 21:44:56    2482032

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Well done Carlow. Good luck in your Preliminary Quarter-Final against Galway.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2615 - 27/05/2023 21:52:32    2482037

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Replying To Overthebar53:  "Are they getting a homecoming tonight, blackbog?"
Yes sorry for replying lare
Town hall 9.30

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 709 - 27/05/2023 21:58:07    2482040

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Congratulations Carlow, delighted for ye. Just shows what can be done with a bit belief and hard work! Enjoy the celebrations!

Hawkeye2 (Wicklow) - Posts: 127 - 27/05/2023 23:02:11    2482051

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Epic match, skill, commitment, tension, everything You name it , what a great competition, great vocal support there today, IMHO the celebrations on the pitch were more passionate than back in 2018, I suppose no surprise given the dramatic end to the game.

Bainisteoir (National) - Posts: 545 - 27/05/2023 23:20:12    2482056

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Congratulations Carlow, delighted for ye. Just shows what can be done with a bit belief and hard work! Enjoy the celebrations!

Hawkeye2 (Wicklow) - Posts: 127 - 27/05/2023 23:28:37    2482058

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Replying To Blackbog:  "Yes sorry for replying lare
Town hall 9.30"
Cheers black

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 227 - 27/05/2023 23:39:00    2482060

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Congratulations Carlow. Very exciting match. Well done.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2193 - 28/05/2023 00:13:09    2482062

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Sore head this morning but well worth it. I am a seriously proud Carlow man today. What a game & what a performance from our lads. I never doubted them & was very confident we would win especially after hammering their 2nd team 2 weeks ago. Momentum is a huge thing & Offaly played with fire by putting out their B team & they got their rewards yesterday. Tbh I was worried when it went to extra time as I thought our lads were spent but they dug deep & what a score by Chris to win it. When you think that theres only 6 senior clubs in Carlow & only 8 clubs represented overall on the panel it makes it all the more unbelievable. We punch above our weight all the time. Finally the Carlow support in Croker was unreal yesterday. My kids never saw so many Carlow jerseys together before. Now lads please get out the flags for the preliminary q/t final ( prob Dublin), a game we will have a say in. Ceatharlach Abu

carlo (Carlow) - Posts: 226 - 28/05/2023 10:03:19    2482085

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What a day, what a match! I'm wrecked after that. Those Carlow players have astonishing will power and never throw in the towel. I'm always proud to be a Carlow man and those lads make it easy. Ceatharlach Abu!

Unusedsub (Carlow) - Posts: 84 - 28/05/2023 12:54:03    2482123

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What a great game, I thought at full time we had lost our chance, but that extra time performance was as gutsy as you are ever likely to see, great scenes in the haymarket last night, it's great to see all the kids out in their jerseys celebrating a fantastic win.

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1624 - 28/05/2023 12:54:37    2482124

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Congratulations Carlow and indeed Offaly. The GAA can't get it not giving these teams a bigger billing with a Leinster or Munster final on alternative years.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2778 - 28/05/2023 14:27:24    2482150

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Congratulations Carlow and indeed Offaly. The GAA can't get it not giving these teams a bigger billing with a Leinster or Munster final on alternative years.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2778 - 28/05/2023 14:43:17    2482159

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Unreal performance yesterday and no more than the whole group deserved.
Support was fantastic.
Now we need the County board to step up and start giving proper funding and support to hurling in the county. Time and time again the hurlers deliver. This is a massive chance to really push the hurling and sow the seeds for future generations.
Probably need some really strong hurling men sitting on the board to at the very least balance the scale.

Skippy2 (Carlow) - Posts: 61 - 28/05/2023 19:36:36    2482291

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Replying To Skippy2:  "Unreal performance yesterday and no more than the whole group deserved.
Support was fantastic.
Now we need the County board to step up and start giving proper funding and support to hurling in the county. Time and time again the hurlers deliver. This is a massive chance to really push the hurling and sow the seeds for future generations.
Probably need some really strong hurling men sitting on the board to at the very least balance the scale."
Carlows greatest living victory. That is my summation of a superb team performance.
The best I have seen.

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1825 - 30/05/2023 18:34:42    2483011

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Replying To Skippy2:  "Unreal performance yesterday and no more than the whole group deserved.
Support was fantastic.
Now we need the County board to step up and start giving proper funding and support to hurling in the county. Time and time again the hurlers deliver. This is a massive chance to really push the hurling and sow the seeds for future generations.
Probably need some really strong hurling men sitting on the board to at the very least balance the scale."
Absolutely agree with that skippy. The county board need to put a big push into developing the game throughout the county. It's important to get as many schools as possible playing the game as well as trying to develop the game in the non traditional areas of the county example tullow,rathvilly,hacketstown etc. There is room for the dual player/club. Imo playing both codes can improve a player at both but has to be in cooperation with the club/clubs involved

Unusedsub (Carlow) - Posts: 84 - 31/05/2023 14:16:43    2483170

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Replying To Unusedsub:  "Absolutely agree with that skippy. The county board need to put a big push into developing the game throughout the county. It's important to get as many schools as possible playing the game as well as trying to develop the game in the non traditional areas of the county example tullow,rathvilly,hacketstown etc. There is room for the dual player/club. Imo playing both codes can improve a player at both but has to be in cooperation with the club/clubs involved"
First of all: Tremendous win on Saturday. Huge congratulations to everyone involved. The hurlers have given us so much over the past 20 years, or so, and they don't get the recognition, or the support, they deserve.

As for the issue of promotion of hurling in Carlow, I would argue that the solution is dual clubs. The three best hurling teams in the county - over the past two decades - are all dual clubs: St Mullins (albeit very much hurling first), Mount Leinster Rangers and Myshall. The 'coming team' Bagenalstown Gaels is also a dual club. And they have improved a lot since Erins Own was disbanded.

By contrast, the hurling only entities - Carlow Town, Naomh Bird, Ballinkillen - are struggling. Especially the first two.

So, I think it's time for Eire Og to start hurling. Just like Portlaoise do (and most of the big Dublin clubs). Also, Palatine should be encouraged to offer hurling at underage. Carlow Town should either be disbanded or merge with O'Hanrahan's.

Meanwhile, Naomh Brid should split back into Parnell's and Fintan's (to be renamed Ballinbranna Hurling). As I understand, there is nobody from Ballinabranna on the senior team at present, so there is nothing to lose. Fintan's restarted would allow that area to start again at hurling. Kildavin should also be encouraged to start hurling again, and the county board should focus heavily on Tullow. Perhaps pushing Rathvilly/Clonmore players there to hurl, via initiatives at the Hacketstown and Tullow Secondary schools.

This is what I would do.

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 651 - 02/06/2023 12:37:52    2483563

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Replying To CARPS:  "First of all: Tremendous win on Saturday. Huge congratulations to everyone involved. The hurlers have given us so much over the past 20 years, or so, and they don't get the recognition, or the support, they deserve.

As for the issue of promotion of hurling in Carlow, I would argue that the solution is dual clubs. The three best hurling teams in the county - over the past two decades - are all dual clubs: St Mullins (albeit very much hurling first), Mount Leinster Rangers and Myshall. The 'coming team' Bagenalstown Gaels is also a dual club. And they have improved a lot since Erins Own was disbanded.

By contrast, the hurling only entities - Carlow Town, Naomh Bird, Ballinkillen - are struggling. Especially the first two.

So, I think it's time for Eire Og to start hurling. Just like Portlaoise do (and most of the big Dublin clubs). Also, Palatine should be encouraged to offer hurling at underage. Carlow Town should either be disbanded or merge with O'Hanrahan's.

Meanwhile, Naomh Brid should split back into Parnell's and Fintan's (to be renamed Ballinbranna Hurling). As I understand, there is nobody from Ballinabranna on the senior team at present, so there is nothing to lose. Fintan's restarted would allow that area to start again at hurling. Kildavin should also be encouraged to start hurling again, and the county board should focus heavily on Tullow. Perhaps pushing Rathvilly/Clonmore players there to hurl, via initiatives at the Hacketstown and Tullow Secondary schools.

This is what I would do."
Kildavin are back hurling this year at junior level for the first time in years which is great to see. They also have an under age set up too. They are on the Wexford border so there should be plenty of hurling potential there. Carlow town are struggling at adult level but I don't see how getting Eire Og to play hurling can help. Anyone from Eire Og interested in hurling can play with Carlow town & traditionally that is what they did. Unfortunately Pal only play junior hurling & it's not really pushed as football will always come first there, an example would be Conor lawlor playing for Carlow town & not his own club Pal in the hurling. Up to recently Tullow fielded a junior hurling team but haven't done so in the last few years. As far as I can recall Ballinabranna tried a few years ago to reform their hurling club St Fintans but were refused by the county board. If there are no Ballinabranna men on the Naomh Brid team as you say that is sad to hear as that was a very strong area for hurling years ago. They should have been allowed to reform just like Kildavin have done this year. I even remember years ago Rathvilly used to field a junior hurling team but not in recent times. The one big plus for the county is Burren Rangers. Not that long ago there was no hurling in the Cocks/ Ballon & Kilbride bit they are flying it now & long may it continue. More clubs we have the better for the development of the game in our small county

carlo (Carlow) - Posts: 226 - 02/06/2023 16:30:51    2483619

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Instead of reforming St. Fintin's why not just let them play hurling under Ballinabranna GAA?

Carlowrising (Carlow) - Posts: 137 - 03/06/2023 11:46:24    2483689

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