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Club Matches / Finals etc.
« on: August 13, 2022, 11:33:45 AM »
Is there a website or page where you can see a full list of club championship games for the next few weeks (semi-finals and finals etc.)?

Don't really want to go into each countys' club fixtures as it's a nightmare.

I thought HoganStand had a seperate page but just saw a county football fixture on it.


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« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2022, 11:58:03 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2022, 03:33:32 AM »
Kerry's club schedule for 2022 is interesting reading. 

County league - 11 games - finished by the All-Ireland final (even with 2 weekends of playoffs).  Started in March, after Divisional league games (maybe 3 per club) that generally count for very little.  League played without county men of any grade.

Club championships, which decide the clubs going forward to Munster club competition, had 3 group games plus the quarter-finals in August.  Semi-finals scheduled the same weekend as County championship quarter-finals, if clubs not involved with divisional teams.  Senior club final will not be played until both are done with the County championship.  Relegation final (Austin Stacks v Kenmare) likewise, although a club that reaches the County final cannot be relegated.

County Championship starts 9/10/11 Sept, with 8 club teams and 8 divisional teams in 4 groups.  Games for 3 weeks in a row, top two to quarter-finals, after a week off 2 Oct.  Quarter-finals and semi-final on consecutive weekends and a week's gap to the final on 30 Oct, replay 5 Nov if needed.

Senior final: Templenoe v Kerins O'Rahilly's

Intermediate semi-finals: Beaufort v Rathmore; An Ghaeltacht v Killarney Legion

Junior Premier semi-finals: Listry v Ballymacelligott; Ardfert v Fossa

For the David and Paudie Clifford fans out there, Fossa would be ranked fourth of the Junior Premier semi-finalists by a lot of the local aficionados, having already lost to Marc O'Se trained Listry, while Ballymacelligott have moved up through the divisions to be a Division 1 team in the County League.  Having no senior county players helps the club in the league.  Ardfert go up and down in seeming reverse-correlation to the effort they put into the hurling as they are a true dual club.  Fossa had their first round Junior Premier game the Sunday after the All-Ireland final against Listowel at the request of the clubs involved due to a wedding the following weekend.  All the other county players had a weekend off after the All-Ireland final

Training only started seriously for a lot of clubs in July...especially the cost aware clubs, a lot of whom brought any outside managers/specialists in on that date.  Club volunteers had a running plan and a bit of training for those who chose to do so once a week for the first six months of the year.  A run in early July for promotion or to avoid relegation might bring training forward a week or two.  Pretty clever use of the calendar by the treasurers there.

After the County Championship and the club championships are completed, the area divisional championships will get going in November. 

A player on a club team that would win nothing would play 3 div league games, 11 county league games, 3 group club championship games and a divisional championship game.  That's 18 games minimum.  Being on a senior club or good enough to be on a divisional team for the County Championship guarantees another three group games in the County Championship.

Is 18-21 games in competition per year about what other counties have for the average club player not on a county panel? 

Let's hear your breakdown.

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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2022, 09:33:20 AM »
Tyrone fairly straight forward compared to Kerry. 3 divisions of roughly 16 teams - division 1 play senior championship, 2 play intermediate and 3 play junior. 15 league games (4-5 of which are played without county players, the rest with them). There is play offs to decide relegation and promotion which for some teams will lead to an extra game or two (think the aim is to do away with these going forward). Then a straight knockout championship - teams will play a minimum of 1 and a maximum of 4 games depending on how they do.

Championship winners are guaranteed promotion to the league above along with 1 team from the league (a second team may get promoted via the current play offs).


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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2022, 11:00:26 AM »
Typical Kerry kutehoorism, gaining an unfair advantage by playing loads of games!
Ros the opposite this year as far as Div 1 League concerned.
Divided into 2 groups giving 5 games plus a playoff.
SFC/IFC/Jnr A 3 group games and at least 1 playoff/knock out game.
So a load of players have a 10 competitive game season.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2022, 11:19:02 AM »
In Mayo there are the four, North, South, East and West Divisional competitions. Generally 3 games per club. There is also a third competition,namely the Michael Walsh cup games, these games were ran on a knock-out basis this year. All these were done and dusted by the end of May.

County league started in June. Five divisions split into A and B. Second and Third teams make up all the five divisions. 8 teams in each section - 7 games for each team. Then the top 4 in each section qualified for the quarter finals, semi etc giving some clubs an extra game or two or three. Bottom two of each section played off for relegation. Final was last week.

There was also a B only championship for the second teams. Four in a group - three extra games.

County championships start next weekend. Minimum of three extra games.
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