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Tailteann Cup 2024

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The lily whites crumble again

Jack L (None) - Posts: 3114 - 16/06/2024 15:16:10    2551879

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So Laois it is then. Tough game, they're a big powerful side but we shouldn't fear them. Last year they were a Div 4 side (yes they were promoted) but we were a Div 3 side so there shouldn't be any inferiority on our part.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9726 - 16/06/2024 16:42:17    2551921

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Glen Ryan has resigned. They've had a tough 12 months.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 897 - 16/06/2024 16:49:41    2551933

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Our we in line for a local derby, Down v Antrim final?

Yourjoking (USA) - Posts: 715 - 16/06/2024 18:02:41    2551968

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Fair play to Laois and Antrim for overcoming the extra game and travelling away to make the semi-finals. I know in Laois' case was more a neutral venue.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 8023 - 16/06/2024 19:14:09    2551987

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Replying To Yourjoking:  "Our we in line for a local derby, Down v Antrim final?"
Now wouldent that be great , but im sure Sligo and Laois would have something to say about that

germac (Down) - Posts: 540 - 16/06/2024 20:50:20    2552023

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Laois and Antrim providing two shocks the weekend making Down strong favourites to lift the cup although Sligo gave Limerick some hammering and could prove a tough nut for Down in semi final .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 697 - 17/06/2024 09:58:27    2552198

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Clare only had to beat Waterford to qualify for the All-Ireland series. A balanced provincial draw might have seen Clare in the Tailteann and Down in the All-Ireland series.
Antrim and Laois winning were good results. Both counties have had success in the McDonagh in hurling.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 8023 - 17/06/2024 10:26:12    2552221

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Great win for Laois yesterday. Came up against a Kildare team at a low ebb no doubt, but with Laois only just overcoming NY in the previous round, Kildare were still worthy 5 point favourites.

Promotion from Div 4 and back in a Tailteann semi final is a positive year.

I still remember 2015 when we were 9 points up on Antrim at half time in a qualifier in Portlaoise and they came back to beat us, and they didn't even have a full set of jerseys!

They've had the measure of Laois in the last couple of league fixtures aswell if memory serves me right.

So Antrim will be worthy favourites having competed at a standard above us the last few years, but hopefully it will be a much tighter game than last year's Tailteann semi final!

Laoisvillian (Laois) - Posts: 83 - 17/06/2024 11:54:38    2552282

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Replying To Laoisvillian:  "Great win for Laois yesterday. Came up against a Kildare team at a low ebb no doubt, but with Laois only just overcoming NY in the previous round, Kildare were still worthy 5 point favourites.

Promotion from Div 4 and back in a Tailteann semi final is a positive year.

I still remember 2015 when we were 9 points up on Antrim at half time in a qualifier in Portlaoise and they came back to beat us, and they didn't even have a full set of jerseys!

They've had the measure of Laois in the last couple of league fixtures aswell if memory serves me right.

So Antrim will be worthy favourites having competed at a standard above us the last few years, but hopefully it will be a much tighter game than last year's Tailteann semi final!"
Well done yesterday, we ran Kildare very close only to lose by 6/7 points in the group stage, only to lose by same amount to Wicklow the next week so ye are operating at a bit higher level than us and we have a lot of work to do to stay up next year (not that the league final did not prove this already). NY nearly caught you but they are not a bad team, getting better every year and would be competitive in Div3 if they were able to enter so would not read into it too much. It should be a very good game and glad to see it retains its spot on Sunday in HQ, moving it would be going back on GAA's promises to respect the competition.

gaelsboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 487 - 17/06/2024 13:06:45    2552327

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Down v Antrim final for me.

hurler301 (Tipperary) - Posts: 11 - 17/06/2024 13:07:08    2552328

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