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A real topsy turvy weekend of results. I'm glad I don't bet on my predictions.. Great to see Calry win their first game and with the new 3 point rule they leapfrog from bottom place over Tubbercurry and the Bunnies. Mary's are now top as Molaise Gaels lost their 100% record to Coolera. Shamrock Gaels after their great win on the first day haven't been able to maintain that form as they lost to Farnans. In Div 2 Drumcliffe have lost back to back games so they will need a miracle to get back in the hunt for promotion. This time it was Ballymote that beat them in Oxfield. Ballymote are putting in a strong league campaign and still in the promotion mix. . They will probably have to beat Coolaney in their next game to really be contenders. Coolaney and Harps are joint top after both teams won.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 03/07/2023 09:11:24 2491650Link 0
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 04/07/2023 10:24:35 2492060Link 0
This big Q in Sligo GAA is will Castleconnor Junior Bs turn up in ballymote this Saturday? Pulled out of first game an hr and 10 mins before throw in cus of a few "flashes" in the sky ! Bart Barrins put the pressure on Leonard to play this crucial game as Castleconnor aim to lose 5 in a row in 4B!
sligosham (Sligo) - Posts: 23 - 04/07/2023 22:14:51 2492302Link 0
prediction time for the weekend. Thank god I didn't do them last week or I'd have got very few!!
Sligobuck21 (Sligo) - Posts: 114 - 05/07/2023 18:01:37 2492507Link 0
Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 05/07/2023 19:42:34 2492525Link 0
Mary's will beat Gaels.
Coolera will beat Tubber
Farnans will beat Calry.
I will chance a draw for the Bunnies/Curry game because there's a few draws every week. Bunnies not happy to be bottom after beating Calry and with a far superior score difference. Three points for a win has upset them.
Tourlestrane and Molaise will be tight. Molaise have already beaten Tourlestrane in a meaningless competition so Tourlestrane will be anxious to clip their wings on home soil and I think they will do that.
Some really interesting games coming up here.
Harps are cruising along under the radar and remain unbeaten. A win against Pats will put them in the driving seat to finish in the top 2 but I will go with Pats to inflict their first loss.
Coolaney are also unbeaten and have a tricky one against an improving Ballymote. I think Coolaney will prevail but just about.
Drumcliffe to beat Castleconnor but promotion looks very slim
Owenmore Gaels will beat Michaels
Easkey need to win against Geevagh to get back into the promotion race and hope the top 2 slip up.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 07/07/2023 13:46:34 2492922Link 0
It's easier to guess the lotto numbers than these predictions without knowing player availability each week
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 07/07/2023 15:16:28 2492955Link 0
Marys to beat Gaels by 2/3
Bunnies to beat Curry in a game that could go either way
Coolera to beat Tubber with a bit to spare
Molaise to beat Tourlestrane in a tight game
Calry to topple Farnans in a card-fest of a game
League final will be Marys v Molaise
Tubber doomed to be joined by one of Curry, Bunnies, Calry
DRP to win in Castleconnor but will have to dig deep for it
Owenmore Gaels to beat St Michael's by 6+pts
The other 3 games in Division 2 are coin tosses
Ballymote to beat Coolaney by 1
Geevagh to beat Easkey by 2
Pats and Harps to draw
Coolaney v Harps final
Michaels and Castleconnor for the drop back to Div 3
Two_Hops (Sligo) - Posts: 9 - 07/07/2023 15:26:33 2492961Link 0
Once again predictions went arse ways which is probably good because it must mean the competition is unpredictable. Firstly apologies for to Calry. I had totally dismissed them and they are now in a good position to retain their status for another year. When is the last time Tourlestrane lost 2 games in the league,? Molaise looking good for the final. Second place still up for grabs. In Div 2 if Drumcliffe were a race horse they would be brought before the stewards. An inexplicable collapse for a team that's playing senior championship football. Great for Castleconnor though and Geevagh who beat Easkey. The top 2 teams are pulling away. 3 rounds left
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 09/07/2023 19:21:54 2493408Link 0
Has to be the closest Division 1 league in years. Bottom 2 teams both on 2 points. But still have 3 games left all worth 3 points while there is 4 teams above them level on 6 points. It looks like Tubber and Bunninaden are to go down. Calry look to be safe after their 2 3 point wins and Curry seem to be safe also with their superior score difference and remaining fixtures. Farnans after their shamrock Gaels win didn't win a game they would have expected to win. That puts them back in the mix for relegation. Coolera won't be near the bottom after the next 3 rounds. 5 teams still with a chance of going down.
Sligobuck21 (Sligo) - Posts: 114 - 09/07/2023 20:38:05 2493434Link 0
Well that's Tubber and Bunninadden for Div2. With 4 points as a gap they need two wins realistically to stay safe and that's unlikely to happen. The chase is on at the top of the table though with Marys, Molaise, Shamrock Gaels, Tourlestrane in contention. Tbh I think Tourlestranes days are done. Drumcliffe are the biggest disappointment of Division 2. As a long standing senior side they should be comfortably beating intermediate and junior teams. Perhaps Mullinabreena and Harps especially are dark horses for the Inter championship?
Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 10/07/2023 09:31:19 2493495Link 0
The main reason for the unpredictability is the team selections. A fair few teams have their best players injured or away from week to week. Tourlestrane were understrength on Sunday and we have been missing a few so its hard to read much into anything. In fairness most wouldn't know other club players availability so cant be easy even for managers at this stage.
Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1608 - 10/07/2023 21:43:54 2493691Link 0
I think the league in the last few weeks is not really reflective of where teams are at as most team are in holiday mode as players take their holidays ahead of the business end of the season. Talking to various club people it seems many of the strange results also coincide with key players missing. That said Tubber and the bunnies seem to be in bother in Senior.
MrUnderhill (Sligo) - Posts: 48 - 11/07/2023 08:11:09 2493704Link 0
DRPs league form is baffling. What's going on there? As for St John's, they're not far away from being the only team to be relegated from the same league two years in a row! They got a lifeline from the Co Board and weren't put down to Div 4 yet still can't make any headway. Some massive games the weekend ahead. The 3 points for a win will see some teams leap up the standings over coming weeks. Any official word yet on McEntee getting a new contract?
ShellyGael (Sligo) - Posts: 105 - 11/07/2023 11:09:15 2493739Link 0
Bloodsub6 (Sligo) - Posts: 28 - 11/07/2023 11:53:31 2493756Link 0
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 11/07/2023 12:08:31 2493761Link 0
Good point about the draws too.
Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 11/07/2023 14:01:04 2493794Link 0
Bloodsub6 (Sligo) - Posts: 28 - 11/07/2023 15:32:04 2493811Link 0
Bunninadden with no county players had an advantage for the first 4 rounds compared to teams who were missing county players. If weaker teams are already under pressure when playing teams stronger teams without county players then they will drop down a division to a league where they can be more competitive
I am not saying that the 3 points is right as it does have the element of luck of when you play certain teams but the idea that clubs without county players don't have an unfair advantage also
muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 11/07/2023 16:17:41 2493827Link 0
If they wanted to bring in a 2 tier system for points would 3 points for a win with no Co players and 2 points for a win with the Co players not be a better option.
eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 11/07/2023 16:21:12 2493830Link 0