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Replying To Sligobunnie:  "Any predictions"
I know the Bunnies are a bit sick at the moment. Where's your predictions

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 14/09/2023 19:46:10    2504295

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Replying To eoinog:  "I know the Bunnies are a bit sick at the moment. Where's your predictions"
Senior
Maloise by 9 over Calry. On a good run of form and Calrys defeat last week would of knocked the wind out of them
Curry v Farnans- Farnans by 2, Farnans won't be looking at relegation yet. Win here and sets up a big game v Calry
Shamrock Gaels v Tubber- Has to be some life in SG, a win for Tubber gives them a shot a staying out of relegation, Gaels by 4 eventually
DRP v Coolera- Biggest game of the weekend, DRP most impressive team in championship so far. Big contenders. Too young and organised for an old Coolera, DRP by 5

Intermediate
CConner v Easkey - CC promising start a bit undone the last day plus losing Carribine. Easkey by 8
Coolaney v Enniscrone - EK have put themselves back in it but feel Coolaney may be timing form just right. Coolaney by 6
Geevagh v St John's - Geevagh have impressed so far, John's holding trying to hold tight for underage to come through. Geevagh by 3
Harps v Pat's- This should be a cracker. Harps with huge pace and Pats going well. Looking forward to this. A draw!

Sligobunnie (Sligo) - Posts: 5 - 16/09/2023 07:42:16    2504406

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Replying To eoinog:  "For some clubs this is the last game of the round robin series. Players are beginning to drift back to soccer if they have no chance of progression to the semi finals.
In the senior championship I am going for Coolera to beat Drumcliffe. Gaels will beat Tubber but both of these teams are doomed.
If Drumcliffe win they are in Semi final along with Tourlestrane. However it gets very interesting if Coolera win as they will move to 4 points and they would expect to win their last game to get to 6 points. If Drumcliffe beat Tourlestrane in their last game then they will join Tourlestrane and Coolera on 6 points and it's back to score difference. Now where did we come across that before???
Molaise will beat Calry and I will go for Curry to take Farnans. It may go to the final round to decide who is in relegation but I think Calry will beat Farnans leaving Farnans and Curry to go down . Molaise and Mary's will be in the semi final.
In intermediate Geevagh will beat John's, and Harps should take Pat's. Bunnies are gone and John's appear to be the same way. It will take the last game to decide who goes to the semi final.
Easkey will beat Castleconnor and with no Carrabine they could move into relegation as I think Enniscrone will beat Coolaney . Should that happen Coolaney will be on same points as Enniscrone but a far superior score difference. Enniscrone could make that up in the last game as it's against the Gaels. It's probably as good a format for a championship as anywhere in the country but the standard so far is mediocre. If you are a poor team there's no hiding place.
In junior Molaise will beat Michaels and hope that Cloonacool beat Harps which I think will happen this ensuring that Molaise and Cloonacool make the semi final. Ballymote will beat Tourlestrane and Owenmore Gaels will take Mary's."
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Drumcliffe need to win by 3+ points against Tourlestrane to make semi. If Drumcliffe win by 3 points, it will come down to "points for" in the games involving head to head teams, the new scoring difference is difficult to work out

muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 17/09/2023 19:37:03    2504531

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Replying To muscles:  "Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Drumcliffe need to win by 3+ points against Tourlestrane to make semi. If Drumcliffe win by 3 points, it will come down to "points for" in the games involving head to head teams, the new scoring difference is difficult to work out"
I was doing the same calculations myself. Coolera are going to finish on zero of a score difference. At the moment Drumcliffe are minus 3 and Tourlestrane are plus 3. So if Drumcliffe beat Tourlestrane by 3 (which is a huge ask) their score difference will be zero and Tourlestrane becomes zero also. After that I have no idea what happens. John's have really thrown the cat among the pigeons. Never saw that result coming. Coolaney only hanging by their finger tips. I can't see them beating Easkey next week and Enniscrone will surely beat the Gaels leaving Easkey and Enniscrone in Semi

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 17/09/2023 20:20:55    2504541

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Replying To muscles:  "Correct me if I'm wrong but I think Drumcliffe need to win by 3+ points against Tourlestrane to make semi. If Drumcliffe win by 3 points, it will come down to "points for" in the games involving head to head teams, the new scoring difference is difficult to work out"
This is all assuming Coolera will win next week of course but mostly likely will do. Presently among the 3 in that group it stands at
Tour 2pts +3 score diff. 11 points scored
Coolera 2pts but score diff of 0. 20 points scored.
Drumcliffe 0pts but -3 score diff. 9 points scored.

So by that logic if DRP were to win by 3 they'd all be tied on 0 score diff so would depend on the score in the game. For example if DRP won 11-8 then Tourlestrane would not progress.

The intermediate gave up a few surprises. Didn't see Geevagh losing to Johns and they may have blown their chances of a semi final although Pats will take nothing for granted after the Harps game. Mullinabreena were many peoples favourites to win the championship but seem to struggle to put 60 mins together and got a draw.

Will Michael's survive in Junior A is another question for next weekend or can you have a first team in Junior B?

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 17/09/2023 20:22:04    2504542

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Replying To Sligoman1234:  "This is all assuming Coolera will win next week of course but mostly likely will do. Presently among the 3 in that group it stands at
Tour 2pts +3 score diff. 11 points scored
Coolera 2pts but score diff of 0. 20 points scored.
Drumcliffe 0pts but -3 score diff. 9 points scored.

So by that logic if DRP were to win by 3 they'd all be tied on 0 score diff so would depend on the score in the game. For example if DRP won 11-8 then Tourlestrane would not progress.

The intermediate gave up a few surprises. Didn't see Geevagh losing to Johns and they may have blown their chances of a semi final although Pats will take nothing for granted after the Harps game. Mullinabreena were many peoples favourites to win the championship but seem to struggle to put 60 mins together and got a draw.

Will Michael's survive in Junior A is another question for next weekend or can you have a first team in Junior B?"
Injuries are murdering Geevagh. No Pat Hughes or Donal Conlon. If they win next week they are in the semi final. Should they lose they could well be in the relegation playoffs. It's that tight. Coolaney definitely were not my favourites to win the intermediate. I said at the beginning of the year that they were too old. So while I was correct there I also said the Bunnies would make the semis and I was so wrong there.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 17/09/2023 20:40:17    2504545

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Anyone think the scheduling could be improved to increase the take up of the weekend ticket? I'd love to go to maybe 4 or 5 games if I could but so many are on at the same time.

letsgosligo (Sligo) - Posts: 95 - 17/09/2023 23:19:45    2504559

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Replying To letsgosligo:  "Anyone think the scheduling could be improved to increase the take up of the weekend ticket? I'd love to go to maybe 4 or 5 games if I could but so many are on at the same time."
Be a help to know where they are first. Bad form for players not knowing where and not knowing when up to a few days ago.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 18/09/2023 11:57:30    2504591

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Think there at 3 o clock on Sunday n sligo

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 18/09/2023 13:19:42    2504601

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So last weekend of the group stages coming up. I'm going to back Coolera and Tourlestrane to win ending DRPs run in the championship. Molaise to beat Mary's and Calry to beat Farnan's and stay safe. So if I have my pairings correct that would be a Mary's v Coolera and Tour v Molaise Semi?

In intermediate wins for Bunninadden and St Pats leaving Geevagh in third. Enniscrone and Easkey to win the other. Leaving Easkey v Pats and Harps v Enniscrone semis.

I think Michaels will survive the chop and beat Tourlestranes second team in the Junior relegation.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 20/09/2023 12:31:28    2504921

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Replying To Sligoman1234:  "So last weekend of the group stages coming up. I'm going to back Coolera and Tourlestrane to win ending DRPs run in the championship. Molaise to beat Mary's and Calry to beat Farnan's and stay safe. So if I have my pairings correct that would be a Mary's v Coolera and Tour v Molaise Semi?

In intermediate wins for Bunninadden and St Pats leaving Geevagh in third. Enniscrone and Easkey to win the other. Leaving Easkey v Pats and Harps v Enniscrone semis.

I think Michaels will survive the chop and beat Tourlestranes second team in the Junior relegation."
Would it not be Mary's v Tourlestrane and Coolera V Molaise, based on your round 5 predictions, Molaise & Tourlestrane to finish top of respective groups?

yeatscounty (Sligo) - Posts: 2 - 20/09/2023 13:44:36    2504939

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Last weekend of Round Robin. Group 1 of the Senior championship has been a complete bore fest. No really good game, no upsets and nothing of note happened. Molaise and Mary's far superior to the other 3. These 2 are playing this weekend which will sort out who finishes first or second. Neither will want to lose but neither will they want to go full tilt. Whoever loses will probably play Tourlestrane so that's also an incentive to win this weekend. I think Molaise Gaels will win and in the other game I will go for Calry to condemn Farnans to relegation playoffs.
Group 2 has been far better with Coolera winning both their games deep in injury time. Tourlestrane just been Tourlestrane and churning out the results. Drumcliffe desperately unlucky not to be in the semi final by now and then you have Shamrock Gaels that inexplicably flopped. Tubber are already in relegation playoffs. Coolera will beat Tubber but will finish runner up as I can't see Drumcliffe beating Tourlestrane. Even if Drumcliffe beat them by 2 points Tourlestrane will still top the group. Drumcliffe really need to throw caution to the wind and go for it. If they win by 2 or lose by 15 it's the same thing. They finish in third place. I don't think they have the team to do that.
In the intermediate I expect Easkey to beat Coolaney and Enniscrone to beat Shamrock Gaels. This would put Easkey and Enniscrone through with Castleconnor and Gaels in relegation. Of course if Coolaney beat Easkey they will then top the group but the task has been made harder by staging the game in Castleconnor. West Division sides are hard beaten if the "neutral" venue is still in the same Div. In the other group Harps have romped home getting stronger in every game they play. I think Pat's will beat a severely depleted injury hit Geevagh and will take second place. Geevaghs misery will be completed when John's beat the Bunnies leaving Geevagh in Relegation. The poor bunnies I think have lost about 12 games in a row between league and championship.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 20/09/2023 14:49:43    2504961

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Replying To yeatscounty:  "Would it not be Mary's v Tourlestrane and Coolera V Molaise, based on your round 5 predictions, Molaise & Tourlestrane to finish top of respective groups?"
Correct..I had it ****ways!

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 20/09/2023 17:37:01    2504998

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Remember the penalty shootout where George Hamilton used those immortal words "A nation holds its breath". It will be a bit like that tomorrow when Drumcliffe take on Tourlestrane, except in this case it will be the GAA county that holds its breath. Can Drumcliffe beat Tourlestrane and in doing so beat them by enough to knock them out of the championship. A few players that were unhappy not to get higher in MC Entee's pecking order have the opportunity to showcase their worth tomorrow. If they don't take the opportunity then they will remain at the bottom of the list. I have no doubt that MC Entee and MC Guire will be watching in the stands . Forecast is poor for tomorrow which will play into the holders hands as it will be difficult to get sufficient scores. Drumcliffe Will need goals, probably more than one. Its Tourlestrane to grind out a one or two point victory . Drumcliffe to finish third and their year over.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 23/09/2023 09:09:38    2505284

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A county holds its breath for sligo CLUB FOOTBALL game . ...HA HA HA HA ,brilliant

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 23/09/2023 17:41:36    2505337

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Replying To Timmy86:  "A county holds its breath for sligo CLUB FOOTBALL game . ...HA HA HA HA ,brilliant"
If winning 7 in a row championships makes us unpopular then i dont have an issue with that. Its a natural reaction to a successful team. End of an era today and its been coming for a while. Appetite just wasnt thete this year and complacency today didnt help against a good young hungry team. But i can only have praise for this group of Tourlestrane players ( some of whom will unlikely play again) the sacrifices and dedication over the last number of years will be phenomenal. With little comi g through from underage and the the bigger north Sligo clubs getting their act together it may be a while again.

Anto (Sligo) - Posts: 336 - 23/09/2023 19:51:38    2505357

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Replying To eoinog:  "Remember the penalty shootout where George Hamilton used those immortal words "A nation holds its breath". It will be a bit like that tomorrow when Drumcliffe take on Tourlestrane, except in this case it will be the GAA county that holds its breath. Can Drumcliffe beat Tourlestrane and in doing so beat them by enough to knock them out of the championship. A few players that were unhappy not to get higher in MC Entee's pecking order have the opportunity to showcase their worth tomorrow. If they don't take the opportunity then they will remain at the bottom of the list. I have no doubt that MC Entee and MC Guire will be watching in the stands . Forecast is poor for tomorrow which will play into the holders hands as it will be difficult to get sufficient scores. Drumcliffe Will need goals, probably more than one. Its Tourlestrane to grind out a one or two point victory . Drumcliffe to finish third and their year over."
Omg.hope you do nt gamble.probaly need to go too bed for a nap after that prediction lad

Bogger100 (Leitrim) - Posts: 99 - 23/09/2023 21:03:23    2505362

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Replying To Anto:  "If winning 7 in a row championships makes us unpopular then i dont have an issue with that. Its a natural reaction to a successful team. End of an era today and its been coming for a while. Appetite just wasnt thete this year and complacency today didnt help against a good young hungry team. But i can only have praise for this group of Tourlestrane players ( some of whom will unlikely play again) the sacrifices and dedication over the last number of years will be phenomenal. With little comi g through from underage and the the bigger north Sligo clubs getting their act together it may be a while again."
An unbelievable achievement to be that dominant, a proper Gaa Club is Tourlestrane, not many here in Sligo.

onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 19 - 23/09/2023 22:50:57    2505377

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Replying To Anto:  "If winning 7 in a row championships makes us unpopular then i dont have an issue with that. Its a natural reaction to a successful team. End of an era today and its been coming for a while. Appetite just wasnt thete this year and complacency today didnt help against a good young hungry team. But i can only have praise for this group of Tourlestrane players ( some of whom will unlikely play again) the sacrifices and dedication over the last number of years will be phenomenal. With little comi g through from underage and the the bigger north Sligo clubs getting their act together it may be a while again."
An unbelievable achievement to be that dominant, a proper Gaa Club is Tourlestrane, not many here in Sligo.

onthefortyfive (Sligo) - Posts: 19 - 23/09/2023 23:12:38    2505379

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Well I expected Tourlestrane not to win this year but I didn't think it would be by not qualifying for semi finals.
First of all fair play to the Tourlestrane club and the panel of players for a historic run that I don't think will ever be replicated. They have nothing to be ashamed of, as was pointed out by a poster they are working from slim pickings underage and would have very few titles to talk about there but always managed to pull it together when it came to senior. Never liked their style of play but it worked to their strength and they knew that and exploited it. That's a lesson lots of clubs could learn from.

Secondly credit to DRP on a massive win. They had a task and they took it by the horns and delivered. Perhaps this is the rise of North Sligo Football again given its 4 teams from the North Division in the semi finals. But DRP don't get caught up in the excitement of it just yet. If I had money to back, I think you'll see Marys and Molaise in the final. Coolera have talent. I'm not so sure the many many personalities on the sideline know how to use it though

Pats after their flying start in the semi look like easy pickings for Easkey now in the Intermediate after failing to beat a depleted Geevagh. Bunnies finally managed a win and just about but they'll survive and I think help to send Shamrock Gaels back to Relegation in a few weeks.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 24/09/2023 00:08:41    2505388

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