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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #165 on: December 12, 2021, 04:07:07 PM »
After all the big games Clough Ballacolla have been involved in the past few months, the one today in Tullamore could prove to be the biggest (and they weren’t even there!)
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #166 on: December 12, 2021, 08:12:53 PM »
If Rynaghs had to get the win Ballacolla would have won the Leinster final

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« Reply #167 on: December 12, 2021, 08:13:39 PM »
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« Reply #168 on: December 12, 2021, 08:19:37 PM »
Ballyhale will be very dangerous now after getting out of jail today. What time is game fixed for next Sunday?

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« Reply #169 on: December 13, 2021, 10:26:40 AM »
Game is on at 13.30 on Sunday.

Ballyhale very lucky alright and they've been pushed hard in both games.

Not sure Rynaghs would have been a cert win as pressure would be on CB then.

They still have a great chance though.
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #170 on: December 13, 2021, 11:34:13 AM »
Ballyhale will be very dangerous now after getting out of jail today. What time is game fixed for next Sunday?

Ballyhale are a big step up and have no shortage of marquee players. They have been nearly beaten a few times over the last decade but there is a big difference between that and actually been beaten. With 10 senior final wins they are the standard bearers for Leinster hurling and have played more hurling in Croke park than many county teams.

However, CB at full tilt will give them plenty of it.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #171 on: December 19, 2021, 09:40:33 PM »
After all the big games Clough Ballacolla have been involved in the past few months, the one today in Tullamore could prove to be the biggest (and they weren’t even there!)
I’m often wrong. But this turned out to be devastatingly true.
I’m certain that Clough Ballacolla would have beaten Rynaghs. Instead, today is how their year finished.
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #172 on: December 20, 2021, 11:34:28 AM »
A tough day at the office for CB but they can be fierce proud of their year. A couple of flukey goals when the game was still up for grabs didn't help.

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« Reply #173 on: December 21, 2021, 09:49:51 AM »
I was certainly wrong.

Thought the 3rd goal was the killer. Heads definately dropped after that. CB were actually outscoring Ballyhale but the goals killed it. I don't think CB had a sniff of a goal. Bigger names had a bad day and far too many times wrong options were taken, misplaced passes, not playing it to the supporting run and taking long punts.
The physicality of Ballyhale was on another level. Fennelly is some beast.

All in all though the players will be the most disappointed but they've had a great journey and it was great while it lasted. Fantastic crowd from CB in Croke Park and they stuck with their team right to the end.
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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #174 on: December 21, 2021, 11:09:28 AM »
Not too many county champions able to handle Ballyhale on form. No other club team in the country with such an embarrassment of riches in the forwards. They dominate Kilkenny and are possibly on course to go down as the best club hurling team ever.

CB were phenomenal until the goals started and then the confidence drained. They should be extremely proud of their year and represented Laois impressively on the big stage.

They will be the team to beat in Laois next year.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #175 on: December 21, 2021, 11:47:59 AM »
Fantastic achievement from clough ballacolla. Further proof that there is quality hurlers in this county which can compete with the best.
As regards next years club championship I think it has all the potential to be even better than the last few years. It amazing the way things can change in the matter of months
Bk and Re will be looking on at CB achievements and will no doubt be thinking 'it could of been us'. Camross to a lesser extent but write them off at your peril.
If one or two of CB spiritual leaders ie mick mc, Darren maher or Willie hyland don't commit, the landscape could change considerably . Rumours abound too that Lee cleere has committed to go travelling next year. One thing for sure it will be ultra competitive again which can only be a good thing for laois hurling.

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« Reply #176 on: December 21, 2021, 12:45:30 PM »
Great year for Cbolla but folks they got a serious trimming Sunday unfortunately I think the biggest beating every in a leinster club final. They standard of kkenny club hurling and Laois club hurling is miles apart wheather we like it or not.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #177 on: December 21, 2021, 01:11:45 PM »
Great year for Cbolla but folks they got a serious trimming Sunday unfortunately I think the biggest beating every in a leinster club final. They standard of kkenny club hurling and Laois club hurling is miles apart wheather we like it or not.

The Shamrocks look to be exceptional.

I'd fancy any of our top clubs to compete with the rest of the Kilkenny clubs.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #178 on: December 21, 2021, 01:45:02 PM »
Great year for Cbolla but folks they got a serious trimming Sunday unfortunately I think the biggest beating every in a leinster club final. They standard of kkenny club hurling and Laois club hurling is miles apart wheather we like it or not.

Yes, you'd wonder if a beating like that would knock them back a bit.

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Re: Laois Senior Hurling Championship 2021
« Reply #179 on: December 21, 2021, 01:52:33 PM »
Keeping the fullback on Fennelly, who is a beast was a big problem from the off, also the further you keep him away from goal the better, as once he gets a charge he's hard to stop. If playing a sweeper then it needed to be on him, but it limited the efforts up front.

Colin has been threatening a performance like that all year, it clicked for him on the day. Other than that there was plenty of positives.

Kilkenny managed to leave a lot of one one ones which they exploited. I wouldn't get downhearted with the result, as they played brilliantly throughout the championship
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