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Think Eire Og by about 5.

The cost of streaming the final is a bit steep at 15 euro.

Ten would have been fairer.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 1348 - 13/11/2021 13:45:11    2389269

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Replying To Blackbog:  "I can see Eire og being
real contenders for Leinster this year"
Serious congrats to Rathvilly, hard luck to Eire Og.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2469 - 14/11/2021 22:00:54    2389461

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Terrific game yesterday. Rathvilly full value for the win, better team from the start. Game was won in the middle, between the two half forward and back lines. Rathvilly dominated that area, which hampered EO from delivery quality ball into the full forwards (Chris Blake was very good though and made the best of what went into him).

Brian Murphy with another outstanding performance. Clearly the player of the Championship and maybe should have picked up MOM yesterday, although I wouldn't begrudge Conor Doyle getting it, as he was excellent.

I don't give Rathvilly much hope in Leinster. Winning the Championship was their focus and they will celebrate long into the week (as they should).

As for EO, 4 in a row was a great achievement. It's a pretty much the same team and players that won the title in 2017. Tough to keep going 5 years and not get caught. In saying that, they did have chances in the end that could have turned things around. Some good lads on that Intermediate team, could see a bit of a freshening up over the next 12 months.

TaosHum (Carlow) - Posts: 151 - 15/11/2021 08:56:44    2389466

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Great final, congrats to rathvilly,

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1336 - 15/11/2021 12:42:17    2389519

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Great game, I expected it to be close but Rathvilly looked very sharp and fitter than E og.
They should do well in Leinster although they only have a few days to recover.
End to end drama for the last 15 min.
Robbie had a stormer in goal, 2 Murphys outstanding and Conor Doyle has become a leader on the field. Eire og older players seemed to tire and were off the pace with the Rvilly youngsters towards the end of the game.

novalis (Carlow) - Posts: 296 - 16/11/2021 09:08:29    2389593

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I see Shane Redmond and Paul Broderick have both retired from county
I would imagine a few others will join such as Gannon and Ruth and Foley so a big rebuild necessary over next year or so
I would imagine Brendan M is also not returning to the fold.

Here's wishing Rathvilly all the best tomorrow. I and my family were always Blues but any Carlow team in Leinster gets my support .. Yes even YIs

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 590 - 20/11/2021 20:43:20    2390123

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Replying To Blackbog:  "I see Shane Redmond and Paul Broderick have both retired from county
I would imagine a few others will join such as Gannon and Ruth and Foley so a big rebuild necessary over next year or so
I would imagine Brendan M is also not returning to the fold.

Here's wishing Rathvilly all the best tomorrow. I and my family were always Blues but any Carlow team in Leinster gets my support .. Yes even YIs"
Best of luck to Rathvilly today. Beating Eire Og like that must give them great shout at progressing.

Blackbogger (Carlow) - Posts: 163 - 21/11/2021 10:03:10    2390141

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Being a Rathvilly man by birth I said I would drive across the 140 ish km.s for their game with Eire og and I'm glad I did. A couple of questions, was it a motivator for Rathvilly in stopping Eire Og going for 5 in a row, are eire Og's legs tiring, and finally, have Rathvilly emptied the tank.
We will get those answers today.
Best wishes and good luck to Ra'villy.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2469 - 21/11/2021 11:44:51    2390149

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Without taking from St. Martins big win I'm led to believe that Ra'villy didn't turn up, and although I wasn't at the game my guess is after watching the Carlow Co. final the tank was emptied last Sunday well and truly. The motivating factor they had in stopping Eire Og in going for 5 in a row wasn't there or anything like it, I also believe there's plenty of miles left on the Eire Og lads legs yet. As an aside the quick turnaround didn't help either.

I'm not making excuses for Ra'villy's defeat just a few valid reasons, as great credit has to go to St. Martins. - Best of good luck in the quarter finals.

Commiserations to the Ra'villy lads, they'll be back for sure.

A slightly earlier than usual wish, - - - Merry Christmas.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2469 - 21/11/2021 19:37:34    2390212

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Replying To supersub15:  "Without taking from St. Martins big win I'm led to believe that Ra'villy didn't turn up, and although I wasn't at the game my guess is after watching the Carlow Co. final the tank was emptied last Sunday well and truly. The motivating factor they had in stopping Eire Og in going for 5 in a row wasn't there or anything like it, I also believe there's plenty of miles left on the Eire Og lads legs yet. As an aside the quick turnaround didn't help either.

I'm not making excuses for Ra'villy's defeat just a few valid reasons, as great credit has to go to St. Martins. - Best of good luck in the quarter finals.

Commiserations to the Ra'villy lads, they'll be back for sure.

A slightly earlier than usual wish, - - - Merry Christmas."
Correct me if am wrong but has any club outside of Eire Og and O Hanrahans won a first round in Leinster senior club football ?

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1637 - 22/11/2021 21:09:53    2390386

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Replying To Blackbog:  "I see Shane Redmond and Paul Broderick have both retired from county
I would imagine a few others will join such as Gannon and Ruth and Foley so a big rebuild necessary over next year or so
I would imagine Brendan M is also not returning to the fold.

Here's wishing Rathvilly all the best tomorrow. I and my family were always Blues but any Carlow team in Leinster gets my support .. Yes even YIs"
Sorry to see Shane and Paul retiring and I think we will see some others go at the end of the coming year.
Paul has been a prolific free taker while Shane has been one of the most consistent defenders we have had, always reliable and giving it 110 per cent. Shane in particular will be difficult to replace, he had strength and height and was hard to pass.
Paul's exhibition against Kildare in the championship in Tullamore was one of the truly great individual performances..

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1637 - 22/11/2021 21:13:42    2390387

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Wasn't surprised by the Rathvilly result on Sunday. St Martin's had two weeks off, could watch Rathvilly in the Co final and the game up in Louth early on a Sunday are significant advantages. To add to that, winning Carlow SFC was a huge achievement for Rathvilly, anything else after that wasn't on their radar.

St Martin's also have some very good footballers, they will take abit of stopping.

TaosHum (Carlow) - Posts: 151 - 23/11/2021 07:20:33    2390392

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Replying To carlowman:  "Correct me if am wrong but has any club outside of Eire Og and O Hanrahans won a first round in Leinster senior club football ?"
Palatine beat Rhode in 2006. As far as I remember, thats it

Could be worse - nobody from Wexford has won a match since Kilanerin in 2004 or 2005

Smokeless Red (Carlow) - Posts: 10 - 26/11/2021 21:28:49    2390942

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Double header this Saturday in Dr. Cullen with MLR playing Ballyhale in the hurling followed by Grange vs Kilcullen in the Junior Football. Any predictions on how things might go, or is there any chance of an upset from either team?

Ceatharlach15 (Carlow) - Posts: 3 - 29/11/2021 18:18:05    2391152

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Don't give MLR any hope being honest. I'd give them a chance against any of the others team sin Leinster, but Bally hale are just on a different level. I mean, if Ballyhale were in the Joe McDonagh, they would probably win it, just so much talent in that side

Even taking away the quality of the opposition, MLR haven't played a competitive game of hurling since the 19th September. Sure they might still be in good physical condition after the football, but it's there sharpness I'd worry about.

If they can pull off a similar type of result as St Mullins did against Ballyhale a couple of years back, then I think that would be a good result for them.

TaosHum (Carlow) - Posts: 151 - 30/11/2021 09:31:50    2391169

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