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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #90 on: December 04, 2017, 01:46:45 PM »
Yeah nothing wrong with spreading round the titles, how would they fair against the Dublin champions?

I think they'll put it up to Cuala but you'd have to make Cuala favourites. Even getting this far is massive for Mellows.

6 different winners in the last 8 years in the Galway hurling championship now. For whatever reason Galway seem to perform better when there is no dominant club side in the county. It was the same in the 1980's when there was almost a different county champion year after year.

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #91 on: December 04, 2017, 02:24:19 PM »
I think that's probably a good state of affairs for a county team. It means more clubs are performing at a higher level, which means more players are playing well across the county. That can only be healthy for a county side.

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #92 on: December 04, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
The standard is very even in Galway at the moment. Of the 4 semi-finalists, Aidan Harte was the only player off the county team with a couple of other panellists. The top 10 or 12 teams seem to be much of a muchness and it is a very healthy state of affairs. I don't think Mellowes will get close to Cuala if the conditions are decent.

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #93 on: December 04, 2017, 03:28:03 PM »
The standard is very even in Galway at the moment. Of the 4 semi-finalists, Aidan Harte was the only player off the county team with a couple of other panellists. The top 10 or 12 teams seem to be much of a muchness and it is a very healthy state of affairs. I don't think Mellowes will get close to Cuala if the conditions are decent.

There's probably about 15 or 16 clubs that have at least one and some have two intercounty standard players but no club has four or five alone like say Portumna would have had in the recent past.

Probably means no Galway club is going to threaten winning a club All-Ireland at the moment but there is a big pile of good clubs in the championship albeit no great club side right now.

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #94 on: December 04, 2017, 05:31:19 PM »
Clarinbridge won the club AI with no player on the Galway team
it can be done


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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #95 on: December 04, 2017, 06:49:20 PM »
Mark kerins? Alan was on it too? (Not sure if alan was on at that exact time but i thought mark was?)

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #96 on: December 04, 2017, 07:43:35 PM »
Mark kerins? Alan was on it too? (Not sure if alan was on at that exact time but i thought mark was?)
I don't think he was playing for them at that time?

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #97 on: December 04, 2017, 08:32:40 PM »
So the arguement of having a competitive club championship is laid out here, Kilkenny have a decent club championship also while Tipp have one team dominating canít be healthy... Clareís is competitive while Limerick at the minute have a dominate team...
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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #98 on: December 04, 2017, 10:11:09 PM »
Mark kerins? Alan was on it too? (Not sure if alan was on at that exact time but i thought mark was?)
I don't think he was playing for them at that time?

You are right - retired 2008 according to wiki. They had two decent county standard hurlers though so it wasn't like no househod names on that team. That semi with de la salle was one of the best games i ever saw.

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #99 on: December 05, 2017, 07:14:48 PM »

Congrats to Liam Mellows and Iím sure there will be pleanty of celebrations around the East side of the city over the coming days and weeks - not a bad early Christmas present for a club whose last final win was back in the early Ď70s
east side?
saw a lot of flags on the west side too

Flags all over alright but Liam Mellows' base is the eastern suburbs of Renmore and Mervue and into the city centre including Bohermore and Woodquay. Hughes pub in Woodquay is the main Mellows pub in town.
Crowes as well, the Western...

Ollie Crowe wouldn't  agree that wood quay is base. Great to see hurling in thd city  viable again

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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2017, 03:41:08 PM »
The standard is very even in Galway at the moment. Of the 4 semi-finalists, Aidan Harte was the only player off the county team with a couple of other panellists. The top 10 or 12 teams seem to be much of a muchness and it is a very healthy state of affairs. I don't think Mellowes will get close to Cuala if the conditions are decent.

There's probably about 15 or 16 clubs that have at least one and some have two intercounty standard players but no club has four or five alone like say Portumna would have had in the recent past.

Probably means no Galway club is going to threaten winning a club All-Ireland at the moment but there is a big pile of good clubs in the championship albeit no great club side right now.
If that means the county team can win a few more all irelands I would be happy to sacrifice the club all Irelands. Athenry gave us some great days out but they were nothing like the buzz  of this September.

2 football counties that have very dominant clubs are Armagh (Cross) and Down (Kilcoo) and neither county is up to much.   
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Re: County Senior Hurling Championship Updates
« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2017, 03:45:13 PM »
Yeah nothing wrong with spreading round the titles, how would they fair against the Dublin champions?

Cuala aren't reigning AI champions for nothing and will take some stopping.

Puts a bit of perspective on Slaughtneils game against them last year. Slaughtneil will give Na Piarsaigh their fill of it in February although Na Piarsaigh also being recent previous winners will be hotly tipped.

Is big John Lee playing for Liam Mellows?
One of the many fine hurlers who for whatever reason didn't get going at intercounty level.
Mellows have 8 titles now which puts them third behind Castlegar on 17 and Ardrahan on 11.
SÓnce Mellows last win in 1970 a lot of "newbie" clubs have been racking up titles but 8 is still a lot to build up to. You need more than one exceptional team.
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