Author Topic: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling  (Read 1918 times)

GaillimhIarthair

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Galway Senior final on Sunday. Corofin going for 5-in-a-row v Mountbellew/Moylough going for their first since 1986. (Lost their last 2 finals in 2009 and 2 years ago). Corofin the obvious favourites but are showing aging signs and creaked their way past Annaghdown in the semi'. Some say that is their bad game out of the system but I don't necessarily agree. They're a long time on the road and, of their main forwards, Ml Farragher tended to play more out the field recently, Ian Burke was well held last day and Gary Sice just looked so tired and off-the-pace. M/M seem fresher and have been putting up fair scores in the past few rounds, always a good sign, and if they play to their own strengths are a good bet at 5/2 (PPs).
Who else do Mountbellew have apart from Michael Daly? Is Joe Bergen still.togging out?
Yup, Bergin is still there and playing well as is Cathal Kenny.  John Daly and Barry McHugh would be two other notable players.  McHugh is an excellent free taker and has been a key man for MM so far in the championship.  Their a young team overall with about half of the starting 15 U21 but they have been very successful all the way up through underage and will give Corofin a right good rattle this weekend I think - hope they win it as we could do with a changing of the guard in senior football.

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Did Galway ever sort out that mess with Turloughmore and the illegal/maybe legal player yet?

Is it true that Portumna would be looking at a relegation game to remain in senior hurling depending on the outcome?

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Did Galway ever sort out that mess with Turloughmore and the illegal/maybe legal player yet?

Is it true that Portumna would be looking at a relegation game to remain in senior hurling depending on the outcome?
DRA sorted it earlier this week, Turloughmore lose the points and Portumna go through. Playing Castlegar this weekend.

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Did Galway ever sort out that mess with Turloughmore and the illegal/maybe legal player yet?

Is it true that Portumna would be looking at a relegation game to remain in senior hurling depending on the outcome?

DRA ruled against Turloughmore. Portumna through to the preliminary quarter-finals this weekend. Winners go through to the real quarter-finals after.

St Thomas v Killimordaly
Portumna v Castlegar
Tommy Larkins v Clarinbridge
Cappataggle v Kilnadeema-Leitrim

GaillimhIarthair

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Corofin comfortably beat Mountbellew Moylough this afternoon.  Totally dominant from first to last minute and the game was over as a contest when they got 2 excellent goals early in the second half despite being down to 14 men - Cathal Silke with a straight red late in the first half.  Joe Bergin also got the line late in the second half.  That's 5 in a row now for Corofin and despite their scare in the semi, they are still a step ahead of everyone else in Galway at the minute. 

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Itís comforting to know that, despite all the turmoil and change in the world, Joe Bergin is still Joe Bergin.

Brigids B hammered Kilglass Gaels in the Junior final here while Glaveys beat Fuerty by two points for their second Inter title in three years in a cracker.
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Kilglass will hardly have much stomach for a Connacht Championship after that.
Time to split Brigids!!
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Ballintubber eased into the Mayo SFC final next weekend beating Claremorris 3-16 to 2-9. That scoreline probably flatters Claremorris being honest as Tubber took Diarmuid O'Connor and Alan Dillon off early in the 2nd half and became quite disjointed afterwards. Castlebar and Garrymore finished in a draw, 1-11 a piece. Replay scheduled for Wednesday at 8pm so the winners will be at a big disadvantage for the final.

In the Intermediate Championship, Kiltimagh and Moy Davitts will contest the final next week after beating Louisburgh and Islandeady respectively.

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while Glaveys beat Fuerty by two points for their second Inter title in three years in a cracker.

Does that mean they won inter & got promoted in 2015, got relegated in 2016 and won inter again this year? Or how does promotion / relegation work there?

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Yes they went up-down and now up again.
Syfīn's club when he's not supporting Brigids :P
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while Glaveys beat Fuerty by two points for their second Inter title in three years in a cracker.

Does that mean they won inter & got promoted in 2015, got relegated in 2016 and won inter again this year? Or how does promotion / relegation work there?

Ya, exactly that. The championships are split into groups of six (A and B), where the top four in A after the group stage go to the knockout stages while the top two in B join them. The bottom two in A get relegated to the B group the next year. The bottom two in B play a relegation play-off to decide who goes down. The newly promoted team goes into the B group in the grade above the following year. So if you totally tank a year in the A group you can't actually be relegated, but you'll only ever get there by merit anyways. The structure was changed a few years ago based on recommendations by a review committee chaired by Kevin McStay, and has worked pretty well so far.

Glaveys v Kiltimagh/Moy Davitts should be an interesting match-up as Glaveys have experience with this from two years ago and look better set up to be competitive in Connacht than they were then.
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Itís Tourlestrane v Eastern harps in the senior final after Tourlestrane beat Tubbercurry handily in the replay.
Inter champs are Saint Johns after overcoming a 5 Point half time deficit to beat st Farnans by 5
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Thought MM would give Corofin more of a game, obviously the semi final was a wake up call. MM probably would have more joy if they'd drawn them in the semi.


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Thought MM would give Corofin more of a game, obviously the semi final was a wake up call. MM probably would have more joy if they'd drawn them in the semi.
MM were just not physically strong enough to cope with Corofin - they were dominated in most sectors of the pitch.  Strange why MM decided to play against the wind even though they won the toss and playing one of their better forwards around the middle didn't make a whole pile of sense to me anyway!  To be honest, I think it would have made little difference such was the mood of Corofin yesterday.

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Thought MM would give Corofin more of a game, obviously the semi final was a wake up call. MM probably would have more joy if they'd drawn them in the semi.

Or maybe Annaghdown are a  better team than Mounbellew-Moylough especially defensively?