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Title: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: revsperminute on September 29, 2017, 01:50:54 PM
Care to fill in the blanks lads

Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels v St. Bridgets
Roscommon Gaels v Boyle

Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels or St. Bridgets v Roscommon Gaels or Boyle

Roscommon SHC Final
Four Roads v Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IFC Semi Final
Oran v Michael Glaveys

Roscommon IFC Final
Fuerty v Oran or Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JFC Final
St Bridgets v Kilglass Gaels

Galway SFC Final
Mountbellew/Moylough v Corofin

Galway SHC Final
???

Galway IFC Final
???

Galway IHC Final
???

Galway JFC
???

Galway JHC Final
???

Leitrim SFC Final
???

Leitrim SHC Final
????

Leitrim IFC Final
???

Leitrim JFC Semi Final
????

Sligo SFC Quarter Final
Tourlestrane v Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo SFC Semi Final
St Mary's v. Eastern Harps
Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry.

Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Semi Final
???

Sligo SHC Final
???

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Finals
Tourlestrane v Curry
Ballymote v Owenmore Gaels

Mayo SFC
????

Mayo SHC
????

Mayo IFC
????

Mayo JFC Final
???

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Leitrim Champions v Mayo Champions

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
Roscommon Champions v Galway Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Sligo Champions

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Leitrim Champions v Sligo Champions

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Roscommon Champions v Mayo Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Mayo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Sligo Champions v Roscommon Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Mayo Champions v Roscommon Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final
Sligo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on September 29, 2017, 02:04:22 PM

Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels v St. Bridgets
Roscommon Gaels v Boyle

Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels or St. Bridgets v Roscommon Gaels or Boyle

Roscommon SHC Final
Four Roads v Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IFC Semi Final
Oran v Michael Glaveys

Roscommon IFC Final
Fuerty v Oran or Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JFC Final
St Bridgets v Kilglass Gaels

Galway SFC Final
Mountbellew/Moylough v Corofin

Galway SHC Final
???

Galway IFC Final
???

Galway IHC Final
???

Galway JFC
???

Galway JHC Final
???

Leitrim SFC Final
???

Leitrim SHC Final
????

Leitrim IFC Final
???

Leitrim JFC Semi Final
????

Sligo SFC Quarter Final
Tourlestrane v Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo SFC Semi Final
St Mary's v. Eastern Harps
Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry.

Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Final
Calry/St Joseph's v Western Gaels

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Finals
Tourlestrane v Curry
Ballymote v Owenmore Gaels

Mayo SFC
????

Mayo SHC
????

Mayo IFC
????

Mayo JFC Final
???

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Leitrim Champions v Mayo Champions

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
Roscommon Champions v Galway Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Sligo Champions

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Leitrim Champions v Sligo Champions

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Roscommon Champions v Mayo Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Mayo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Sligo Champions v Roscommon Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Mayo Champions v Roscommon Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final
Sligo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 29, 2017, 02:30:18 PM
Leitrim SFC Final
Glencar/Manor v Mohill

Leitrim SHC Final
Carrick v Ballinamore or Manorhamilton

Leitrim IFC Final
Aughnasheelin v Leitrim Gaels

Leitrim JFC Semi Final
Sean O'Heslin's, Carrigallen, Glencar/Manor and St. Mary's or Annaduff in contention
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SFC Quarter Final
Tourlestrane v Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo SFC Semi Final
St Mary's v. Eastern Harps
Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry.

Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Final
Calry/St Joseph's v Western Gaels

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Finals
Cloonacool v Tourlestrane or Curry
Ballymote v Owenmore Gaels
(Tourlestrane and Curry ineligible for Connacht)

Mayo SFC
They'll get all the time they need  ::)

Mayo SHC
Looks to be Ballyhaunis v Tooreen

Mayo IFC
See SFC above

Mayo JFC Semi-Finals
Kilmaine v Ballycastle
Balla v Lahardane
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: revsperminute on October 02, 2017, 08:56:46 AM
Care to fill in the blanks lads

Roscommon SFC Final
St. Bridgets v Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon SHC Final
Four Roads v Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IFC Final
Fuerty v Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JFC Final
St Bridgets v Kilglass Gaels

Galway SFC Final
Mountbellew/Moylough v Corofin

Galway SHC Final
???

Galway IFC Semi Finals
Oileáin Árann v Williamstown
Claregalway  v Kilkerrin-Clonberne 

Galway IHC Quarter Finals
Oranmore-Maree v An Spidéal
Kinvara v Rahoon-Newcastle
Kilconieron v Ballinderreen
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Killimor 

Galway JFC
???

Galway JHC Final
Mícheál Breathnach v Sylane
 
Leitrim SFC Final
Glencar/Manor v Mohill

Leitrim SHC Final
????

Leitrim IFC Final
Aughnasheelin v Leitrim Gaels

Leitrim JFC
Sean O'Heslin's, Carrigallen, Glencar/Manor and St. Mary's or Annaduff

Sligo SFC Quarter Final
Tourlestrane v Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo SFC Semi Final
St Mary's v. Eastern Harps
Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry.

Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Semi Final
???

Sligo SHC Final
???

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Finals
Tourlestrane v Curry
Ballymote v Owenmore Gaels

Mayo SFC
????

Mayo SHC
????

Mayo IFC
????

Mayo JFC Final
???

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Leitrim Champions v Mayo Champions

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
Roscommon Champions v Galway Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Sligo Champions

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Leitrim Champions v Sligo Champions

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Roscommon Champions v Mayo Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Mayo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Sligo Champions v Roscommon Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Mayo Champions v Roscommon Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final
Sligo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 02, 2017, 09:12:38 AM
Leitrim SFC Final
Glencar/Manor v Mohill

Leitrim SHC Final
Carrick v Manorhamilton

Leitrim IFC Final
Aughnasheelin v Leitrim Gaels

Leitrim JFC Semi Finals
Sean O'Heslin's v St. Mary's
Carrigallen v Glencar/Manor
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SFC Semi Final
Tourlestrane v Tubbercurry

Sligo SFC Final
Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Tubbercurry

Sligo SHC Final
Calry/St Joseph's v Western Gaels

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Final
Cloonacool v Tourlestrane or Curry

Sligo JFC Final
Ballymote v Cloonacool or Tourlestrane or Curry
(Tourlestrane and Curry ineligible for Connacht)
Less said about the other semi final the better  :'(

Mayo SFC Quarter-Finals
Knockmore v Castlebar
Ballintubber v Hollymount
Breaffy v Claremorris
Ballina v Garrymore

Mayo SHC
Looks to be Ballyhaunis v Tooreen

Mayo IFC Quarter-Finals
Islandeady v Burrishoole
Louisburgh v Mayo Gaels
Moy Davitts v Parke
Ardnaree v Kiltimagh

Mayo JFC Final
Kilmaine v Lahardane
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 08, 2017, 04:31:16 PM
Intermediate final in Sligo finished as a draw. Big headache for the CCC in Sligo now with the SHC and SFC finals down as a double header next Sunday, several St Farnan's players involved with the Western Gaels team in the hurling final. The Sligo champions play the Leitrim champions on October 22nd so it has to be played next weekend. Bonkers to be in this situation when Sligo were finished so early.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 09, 2017, 09:19:12 AM
Senior football semi final between Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry finished 1-11 apiece so I see the CCC in Sligo have gone for a double header next week - SFC semi final replay and then the IFC final replay. Hurling final deferred obviously.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 09, 2017, 09:39:11 AM
Roscommon SFC Final
St. Brigid's v Roscommon Gaels

Roscommon SHC
Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IFC Final
Fuerty v Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JFC Final
St Brigid's v Kilglass Gaels

Galway SFC Final
Mountbellew/Moylough v Corofin

Galway SHC Final
???

Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway or Kilkerrin-Clonberne 

Galway IHC Semi Finals
Oranmore-Maree v Meelick-Eyrecourt
Ballinderreen v Rahoon-Newcastle

Galway JFC
???

Galway JHC Final
Mícheál Breathnach v Sylane
 
Leitrim SFC
Mohill

Leitrim SHC Final
Carrick v Manorhamilton

Leitrim IFC
Aughnasheelin

Leitrim JFC
Sean O'Heslin's v St. Mary's
Carrigallen v Glencar/Manor
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SFC Final
Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Final
Calry/St Joseph's v Western Gaels

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's

Sligo JFC Final
Ballymote v Cloonacool or Tourlestrane

Mayo SFC Semi-Finals
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber or Hollymount

Mayo SHC
Ballyhaunis v Tooreen

Mayo IFC
Kiltimagh v Louisburgh
Moy Davitts v Islandeady

Mayo JFC
Lahardane

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill v Mayo Champions

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
Roscommon Champions v Galway Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Sligo Champions

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin v Sligo Champions

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Roscommon Champions v Mayo Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Sligo Champions v Roscommon Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Mayo Champions v Padraig Pearses

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final
Sligo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions
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Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 09, 2017, 09:44:13 AM
Thats a very strange decision that denied K/C a win over Claregalway, saw the video on facebook last night. The ref gave a hop ball when he thought Shane Walsh had taken too long over a 45 that was to win the game.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mouview on October 09, 2017, 01:29:10 PM
Thats a very strange decision that denied K/C a win over Claregalway, saw the video on facebook last night. The ref gave a hop ball when he thought Shane Walsh had taken too long over a 45 that was to win the game.

He may also have been taking into account how long it took Walsh to actually arrive at the scene; the radio commentators made some reference to it.  In the other Intermediate semi', Williamstown looked home and hosed, leading by 6 with time practically up. Then 'Aer Arann' (courtesy GBFM!) converted a penalty to bring it back to 3. In the 6th and final minute of stoppage time, they scored another goal to send it to extra-time. W'town eventually won with a converted 45, nearly the last kick.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 09, 2017, 01:34:14 PM
It's about time someone was caught for time-wasting at the end of a game.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 09, 2017, 01:49:46 PM


Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels v St. Bridgets
Roscommon Gaels v Boyle

Roscommon SFC Semi Finals
Western Gaels or St. Bridgets v Roscommon Gaels or Boyle

Roscommon SHC Final
Four Roads v Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IFC Semi Final
Oran v Michael Glaveys

Roscommon IFC Final
Fuerty v Oran or Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JFC Final
St Bridgets v Kilglass Gaels

Galway SFC Final
Mountbellew/Moylough v Corofin

Galway SHC Final
???

Galway IFC Final
???

Galway IHC Final
???

Galway JFC
???

Galway JHC Final
???

Leitrim SFC Final
???

Leitrim SHC Final
????

Leitrim IFC Final
???

Leitrim JFC Semi Final
????

Sligo SFC Quarter Final
Tourlestrane v Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo SFC Semi Final
St Mary's v. Eastern Harps
Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's v Tubbercurry.

Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.

Sligo SHC Semi Final
???

Sligo SHC Final
???

Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's.

Sligo JFC Semi Finals
Tourlestrane v Curry
Ballymote v Owenmore Gaels

Mayo SFC
Quarter Final Replay:  Ballintubber v Carramore Hollymount (Weds 11th Oct)
Semi Finals: Castlebar Mitchels v Garrymore (Sun 15th)
                   Claremorris v Ballintubber or Carramore?Hollymount (Sun 15th)

Mayo SHC
????

Mayo IFC
Semi Finals Sat 14th Oct
Kiltimagh v Louisburgh
Moy Davitts v Islandeady

Mayo JFC Final
Lahardane 2 11  Kilmaine 0 15

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Leitrim Champions v Mayo Champions

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
Roscommon Champions v Galway Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Sligo Champions

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Leitrim Champions v Sligo Champions

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Roscommon Champions v Mayo Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Mayo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Sligo Champions v Roscommon Champions
Quarter Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final
Mayo Champions v Roscommon Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final
Sligo Champions v Leitrim Champions

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on October 10, 2017, 10:56:44 AM
Sligo SFC Final
St Mary's or Eastern Harps v Tourlestrane or Calry/St Joseph's or Tubbercurry.  Tourlestrane and Tubbercurry drew this past weekend


Sligo IFC
St John's v. St Farnan's. - A draw also this past weekend..
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 10, 2017, 03:31:00 PM
Galway SFC final

Corofin v Mountbellew/Moylough

Galway IFC final

Williamstown v Kilkerrin/Clonberne or Claregalway

Galway JFC final

Clonbur v St Gabriel's
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on October 10, 2017, 03:37:33 PM
Surprised to see the neighbours Kilmaine beaten in the Mayo junior final at the weekend.
The Galway junior representatives in Connacht this year will be the weakest in a long time.
Neither has much of a chance of winning it.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Tubberman on October 10, 2017, 04:09:19 PM
Surprised to see the neighbours Kilmaine beaten in the Mayo junior final at the weekend.
The Galway junior representatives in Connacht this year will be the weakest in a long time.
Neither has much of a chance of winning it.

Lahardane managed by one J Maughan.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: LooseCannon on October 10, 2017, 04:35:08 PM
Surprised to see the neighbours Kilmaine beaten in the Mayo junior final at the weekend.
The Galway junior representatives in Connacht this year will be the weakest in a long time.
Neither has much of a chance of winning it.

Clonbur have Declan Kyne.
I don't know of anyone who has ever played for Gabriel's
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 10, 2017, 04:43:07 PM
Surprised to see the neighbours Kilmaine beaten in the Mayo junior final at the weekend.
The Galway junior representatives in Connacht this year will be the weakest in a long time.
Neither has much of a chance of winning it.

Lahardane managed by one J Maughan.

I see he was wearing a compression shirt as a top on the sideline to show off his guns. Even the lack of a tan can't stop him strutting about like a peacock.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 10, 2017, 05:50:06 PM
Surprised to see the neighbours Kilmaine beaten in the Mayo junior final at the weekend.
The Galway junior representatives in Connacht this year will be the weakest in a long time.
Neither has much of a chance of winning it.

Lahardane managed by one J Maughan.
Having led an unfancied Lahardane to their first ever adult county title, he could have laid buck naked on a tanning bed on the sideline and no one in Lahardane would have objected !

I see he was wearing a compression shirt as a top on the sideline to show off his guns. Even the lack of a tan can't stop him strutting about like a peacock.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 11, 2017, 09:49:06 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 11, 2017, 10:12:59 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber
Alan Dillion was MOTM tonight. It was odd he didn't see a few minutes on the field of play in the All Ireland final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 11, 2017, 10:18:50 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber
Alan Dillion was MOTM tonight. It was odd he didn't see a few minutes on the field of play in the All Ireland final.

Always easy to say that in hindsight. He made a few sub appearances earlier in the championship and looked well off the pace.

Played brilliant stuff tonight though - 5 points and pulled the strings throughout
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on October 11, 2017, 10:20:47 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber

Was Cillian O'Connor sent off on 2 yellows or was it straight red?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 11, 2017, 10:23:11 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber
Alan Dillion was MOTM tonight. It was odd he didn't see a few minutes on the field of play in the All Ireland final.

Always easy to say that in hindsight. He made a few sub appearances earlier in the championship and looked well off the pace.

Played brilliant stuff tonight though - 5 points and pulled the strings throughout

Anyone who has seen Dillion’s last few appearences for Mayo will know how not-odd his omissions have been. A great servant for his county but he was done at the same time Horan was.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 11, 2017, 10:23:48 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber

Was Cillian O'Connor sent off on 2 yellows or was it straight red?

2 yellows so no suspension.

The second one was mistaken identity as well!!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on October 11, 2017, 10:32:11 PM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber

Was Cillian O'Connor sent off on 2 yellows or was it straight red?

2 yellows so no suspension.

The second one was mistaken identity as well!!

 Tom Flynn and Gareth Bradshaw might say that's karma! 😉
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 12, 2017, 09:15:49 AM
Ballintubber beat Hollymount/Carramore in their SFC quarter final replay tonight 0-18 to 1-9.

Semi Finals to be played on Sunday:
Castlebar v Garrymore
Claremorris v Ballintubber
Another Castlebar/Ballintubber borefest on the way I presume.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mouview on October 12, 2017, 04:17:38 PM
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).
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: seafoid on October 12, 2017, 05:19:02 PM
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?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 12, 2017, 07:45:15 PM
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?

Barry McHugh and Michael's brother John is back after serious injury last year and playing very well apparently. Joe Bergin is still togging out for them alright.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on October 12, 2017, 07:47:22 PM
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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: johnneycool on October 13, 2017, 08:55:14 AM
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?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 13, 2017, 09:34:22 AM
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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 13, 2017, 02:33:58 PM
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
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on October 15, 2017, 06:00:51 PM
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. 
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 15, 2017, 06:03:35 PM
It’s 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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on October 15, 2017, 07:17:45 PM
Kilglass will hardly have much stomach for a Connacht Championship after that.
Time to split Brigids!!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 15, 2017, 10:11:42 PM
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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: macdanger2 on October 15, 2017, 10:57:00 PM
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?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on October 15, 2017, 11:00:51 PM
Yes they went up-down and now up again.
Syfīn's club when he's not supporting Brigids :P
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 15, 2017, 11:18:20 PM
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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on October 16, 2017, 07:50:05 AM
It’s 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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Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 16, 2017, 10:12:10 AM
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.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on October 16, 2017, 10:24:23 AM
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.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 16, 2017, 02:42:03 PM
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?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on October 16, 2017, 04:10:43 PM
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?

After seeing the game yesterday I'd agree Annaghdown are a better team than MM, now Corofin were outstanding yesterday, a completely different team to the day they played Annaghdown but MM were disappointing. Presuming Brigids are favourites for the Roscommon championship they'll be out for revenge if they get to meet them on 12th November. Corofin were very impressive though, they'll be hard to stop in Connacht anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 16, 2017, 04:25:07 PM
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?

After seeing the game yesterday I'd agree Annaghdown are a better team than MM, now Corofin were outstanding yesterday, a completely different team to the day they played Annaghdown but MM were disappointing. Presuming Brigids are favourites for the Roscommon championship they'll be out for revenge if they get to meet them on 12th November. Corofin were very impressive though, they'll be hard to stop in Connacht anyway.

Unlike Corofin, Brigids are in full rebuild mode. The B team that won junior easily was mostly U23 players, so they’re using the B side to develop players for the senior team, which is now filled with a lot of young lads itself. Leaders like Frankie, Mango, the AI-wining captain Gearoid Cunniffe and others are now gone. The captain of the B team was actually Robbie Kelly, a member of the AI-winning side. The biggest addition from last year would be that Peter Domican has returned from Dubai and looks to be back to his best.

They hammered their opponents in the senior final by about 25 points in the group stages a few weeks ago, and while that was partly to do with Brigids needing the win and Gaels already being quailified, it’s hard to see them overturning Brigids a few weeks later.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Maroon Manc on October 18, 2017, 11:10:27 AM
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?

After seeing the game yesterday I'd agree Annaghdown are a better team than MM, now Corofin were outstanding yesterday, a completely different team to the day they played Annaghdown but MM were disappointing. Presuming Brigids are favourites for the Roscommon championship they'll be out for revenge if they get to meet them on 12th November. Corofin were very impressive though, they'll be hard to stop in Connacht anyway.

Serious strength in depth for Corofin, Daithi Burke and 2 U21's who played in an All Ireland final all on the bench. Its not hard to see why their strong favourites for the province.

Is the Mayo final this weekend? Not much rest for the winner of tonights reply if it is.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Geoff Tipps on October 18, 2017, 11:22:23 AM
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?

After seeing the game yesterday I'd agree Annaghdown are a better team than MM, now Corofin were outstanding yesterday, a completely different team to the day they played Annaghdown but MM were disappointing. Presuming Brigids are favourites for the Roscommon championship they'll be out for revenge if they get to meet them on 12th November. Corofin were very impressive though, they'll be hard to stop in Connacht anyway.

Serious strength in depth for Corofin, Daithi Burke and 2 U21's who played in an All Ireland final all on the bench. Its not hard to see why their strong favourites for the province.

Is the Mayo final this weekend? Not much rest for the winner of tonights reply if it is.

Yes
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 18, 2017, 01:53:53 PM
Mayo Senior Hurling Final
Sat 21st Oct 4pm      Venue: Tooreen     Ballyhaunis V Tooreen

Mayo Intermediate Football Final
Sun 22nd Oct 1.30 pm    Venue: Elvery's McHale Park, Castlebar        Kiltimagh  v  Moy Davitt's

Mayo Senior Football Final
Sun 22nd Oct 3.30pm      Venue: Elvery's McHale Park Castlebar        Ballintubber v Castlebar Mitchel's orGarrymore
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 18, 2017, 02:02:53 PM
Senior football and hurling finals on in Sligo on Sunday, Calry v Western Gaels in hurling and Tourlestrane v Eastern Harps football. Calry and Tourlestrane should retain their titles, nothing new for Calry but it'll be historic in the football as no team has won back-to-back senior titles since St. Pat's in 1988 & 89.

The Junior football final is on Saturday with Tourlestrane also involved against Ballymote. Ballymote might have it tight but should win and make a quick return to intermediate, they will be in Connacht either way.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 18, 2017, 10:24:05 PM
Mayo Senior Hurling Final
Sat 21st Oct 4pm      Venue: Tooreen     Ballyhaunis V Tooreen

Mayo Intermediate Football Final
Sun 22nd Oct 1.30 pm    Venue: Elvery's McHale Park, Castlebar        Kiltimagh  v  Moy Davitt's

Mayo Senior Football Final
Sun 22nd Oct 3.30pm      Venue: Elvery's McHale Park Castlebar        Ballintubber v Castlebar Mitchel's orGarrymore
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 19, 2017, 02:06:02 AM
Mayo club championship reduced to farce


 Last night, Castlebar Mitchels played Garrymore in the Mayo senior football championship semi-final. In three days’ time, the winners of that game will play a county final. Waiting for them will be Ballintubber, who eight days ago faced Hollymount-Carramore in a quarter-final replay, before beating Claremorris in their semi-final last Sunday.

And all this mad rush to ensure that, allowing a week for a replay if the final ends in a draw, Mayo have a representative in the Connacht club championship to face Leitrim champions Mohill on November 4th.

To say this is a ridiculous state of affairs is to state the obvious. Maybe Mayo’s ten-game run through the 2017 championship explains it, and maybe it doesn’t, but either way the idea that so many club players have to travel from Galway or from Dublin, as would have been the case for players on all four teams asked to play the biggest game of their year under lights in the middle of the week, is pretty shabby.

The Mayo champions will either beat Mohill, or they won’t on November 4th. But the fact that the efforts of all the club players in Mayo are demeaned by being asked to play such important games on a Wednesday night, to facilitate the Connacht club championship never ceases to amaze.

Ballintubber have never won a Connacht club title, but they’ve only ever won three Mayo championships. Maybe they’ll care about the Connacht club championship, but maybe that’ll only happen when they get there and they’re finished celebrating.

The provincial club championships can be glorious, can provide us with some brilliant games, and keep us all entertained in the winter if you can’t face the Premier League or the rugby, but let’s keep some perspective, please.

For club players of every stripe, your county championship is the blue riband. It’s the be-all and end-all. It needs to be treated as such.

The Connacht Council set a date in their diary for the first round of their provincial club championship, and just like that, the Mayo County board has to scramble madly to have a team for that date.

This is putting the cart before the horse on a grand scale – it’s telling David Lean to hurry up and chop 75 minutes off Lawrence of Arabia to ensure it fits on a double-bill with a Hammer horror movie.
Serial winners

There are a number of football clubs in the entire country for whom the provincial and All-Ireland club championships are a major goal – Corofin; Castlebar Mitchels; St Brigid’s; Kilcoo, given the regularity with which they win the Down county championship; Slaughtneil; Crossmaglen, until recently; Dr Crokes; Portlaoise; Rhode; St Vincent’s. Am I forgetting anyone?

And what unites all these clubs is that they’re all serial winners. Their county championship only has reduced meaning for them because they keep winning it. For everyone else the county final is the date in the diary that has real meaning.

The chance to prove yourself the best team in the province is a nice challenge, and if you were to go on a run and win a few games, well that would be great too. But defeat is never too bitter a pill to swallow, because let’s face it – from the minute you won your county final, you were in bonus territory.

County boards should never unduly hasten their county championships to facilitate those nine or ten clubs who care about what comes next – in fact, it’s madness to think that they ever would in the first place.

The only people put out by not starting the provincial club championships until all of the county finals are finished, are the winners of the other county championships – and those lads are happy enough.

Wait until you have all the teams are ready to play, and then play every game to a finish – as many periods of extra-time as required, or a free-taking competition – but no draws, and three or four weekends would see all the provincial competitions taken care of.

If that means some of the provincial championships have to be finished in January, then so be it – I would have far less of a problem with that than with what is going on in Mayo at the moment. Those teams who would have to wait until after Christmas for defeat to come their way in the provincial championship would still have their county medals. All the losers will have from last night are regrets.

Playing county semi-finals on a Wednesday evening in late October, and then asking the winners to line out in a county final four days later, is unconscionable. It demeans the idea of the county championship for no good reason.


https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/ciar%C3%A1n-murphy-mayo-club-championship-reduced-to-farce-1.3261096
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 19, 2017, 02:49:29 AM
Some utter nonsense there. It's Mayo's own fault they couldn't finish their championship in a more professional manner, and to suggest the other four counties in Connacht should put the provincial championships on hold is so cross-eyed in its thinking I'm a little staggered it was published in the Times by what I can only assume is a professional journalist. With the ultimate goal of being able to run off both the provincial and All-Ireland club championships in the same calendar year, the suggestion the provincial championship be pushed back because one county has shat the bed is retrograde thinking in the extreme. The only solution is Mayo re-organising their championship so more rounds are played in the lull after the league, or rounds are played in the middle of the championship. The solution offered is, simply put, not a tenable one. He even seriously suggests a provincial club match be decided via a free kick competition..!

This makes the worst excesses of Martin Breheny pale, to be honest.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 19, 2017, 09:00:06 AM
Senior football and hurling finals on in Sligo on Sunday, Calry v Western Gaels in hurling and Tourlestrane v Eastern Harps football. Calry and Tourlestrane should retain their titles, nothing new for Calry but it'll be historic in the football as no team has won back-to-back senior titles since St. Pat's in 1988 & 89.

The Junior football final is on Saturday with Tourlestrane also involved against Ballymote. Ballymote might have it tight but should win and make a quick return to intermediate, they will be in Connacht either way.


I'd agree with all that except I think Western Gaels have a great chance in the hurling. Hard to see Harps beating Tourlestrane. Tubber the first day was the time to beat Tourlestrane.....they're up to full pace now and will probably win comfortably.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 19, 2017, 04:06:05 PM
Mayo club championship reduced to farce


 Last night, Castlebar Mitchels played Garrymore in the Mayo senior football championship semi-final. In three days’ time, the winners of that game will play a county final. Waiting for them will be Ballintubber, who eight days ago faced Hollymount-Carramore in a quarter-final replay, before beating Claremorris in their semi-final last Sunday.

And all this mad rush to ensure that, allowing a week for a replay if the final ends in a draw, Mayo have a representative in the Connacht club championship to face Leitrim champions Mohill on November 4th.

To say this is a ridiculous state of affairs is to state the obvious. Maybe Mayo’s ten-game run through the 2017 championship explains it, and maybe it doesn’t, but either way the idea that so many club players have to travel from Galway or from Dublin, as would have been the case for players on all four teams asked to play the biggest game of their year under lights in the middle of the week, is pretty shabby.

The Mayo champions will either beat Mohill, or they won’t on November 4th. But the fact that the efforts of all the club players in Mayo are demeaned by being asked to play such important games on a Wednesday night, to facilitate the Connacht club championship never ceases to amaze.

Ballintubber have never won a Connacht club title, but they’ve only ever won three Mayo championships. Maybe they’ll care about the Connacht club championship, but maybe that’ll only happen when they get there and they’re finished celebrating.

The provincial club championships can be glorious, can provide us with some brilliant games, and keep us all entertained in the winter if you can’t face the Premier League or the rugby, but let’s keep some perspective, please.

For club players of every stripe, your county championship is the blue riband. It’s the be-all and end-all. It needs to be treated as such.

The Connacht Council set a date in their diary for the first round of their provincial club championship, and just like that, the Mayo County board has to scramble madly to have a team for that date.

This is putting the cart before the horse on a grand scale – it’s telling David Lean to hurry up and chop 75 minutes off Lawrence of Arabia to ensure it fits on a double-bill with a Hammer horror movie.
Serial winners

There are a number of football clubs in the entire country for whom the provincial and All-Ireland club championships are a major goal – Corofin; Castlebar Mitchels; St Brigid’s; Kilcoo, given the regularity with which they win the Down county championship; Slaughtneil; Crossmaglen, until recently; Dr Crokes; Portlaoise; Rhode; St Vincent’s. Am I forgetting anyone?

And what unites all these clubs is that they’re all serial winners. Their county championship only has reduced meaning for them because they keep winning it. For everyone else the county final is the date in the diary that has real meaning.

The chance to prove yourself the best team in the province is a nice challenge, and if you were to go on a run and win a few games, well that would be great too. But defeat is never too bitter a pill to swallow, because let’s face it – from the minute you won your county final, you were in bonus territory.

County boards should never unduly hasten their county championships to facilitate those nine or ten clubs who care about what comes next – in fact, it’s madness to think that they ever would in the first place.

The only people put out by not starting the provincial club championships until all of the county finals are finished, are the winners of the other county championships – and those lads are happy enough.

Wait until you have all the teams are ready to play, and then play every game to a finish – as many periods of extra-time as required, or a free-taking competition – but no draws, and three or four weekends would see all the provincial competitions taken care of.

If that means some of the provincial championships have to be finished in January, then so be it – I would have far less of a problem with that than with what is going on in Mayo at the moment. Those teams who would have to wait until after Christmas for defeat to come their way in the provincial championship would still have their county medals. All the losers will have from last night are regrets.

Playing county semi-finals on a Wednesday evening in late October, and then asking the winners to line out in a county final four days later, is unconscionable. It demeans the idea of the county championship for no good reason.


https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/ciar%C3%A1n-murphy-mayo-club-championship-reduced-to-farce-1.3261096
I find myself in total agreement with Syferus on this one. The 10 games run of the Mayo Senior team was not the cause of this fiasco, rather it was was the crazy decision not to play the final round-robin game of the club championship earlier in the season. We have prided ourselves on our fixture programme in Mayo and have had our finals played off much earlier even in 96 after a replayed All Ireland. County teams shouldn't be allowed to encroach any further on club games. Clubs have only themselves to blame for this as they voted to postpone a round. As long as they continue to send sheep to county board meetings it won't change.

As an aside, there have been incredible crowds in McHale Park on the last two Weds evenings. Friday night and Saturday county night matches have proven very popular up to this but the crowd for stand alone club games were amazing. The number of neutrals from within Mayo was remarkable not to mention the north-Galway contingent. Allowing for the difficulty in having players travel who are working or in college in Dublin there is food for thought there.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 21, 2017, 05:58:47 PM
Great to see Toreen not only overcome the Prentys but hammer them in the Mayo SHC final. 2-10 to 0-06.

Toreen are one of the best anomalies in the GAA.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on October 22, 2017, 11:54:16 AM
Big win for St John’s yesterday v  aughnasheelin
2-13 to 0-4 I think
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on October 22, 2017, 05:34:16 PM
Tourlestrane County Champions

1-13 to 1-9

Watched it on youtube and the quality of the video and commentary was excellent.  Well done to all involved.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on October 22, 2017, 05:34:43 PM
Brigids 3-13 Ros Gaels 3-7.
Minor Final Brigids 4-17 Clann 4-8.
Defensive coaches urgently required.
Brigids also won Junior A and U 16 (by about 30 pts ).
 :-\ :-\ :-\

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 22, 2017, 05:42:39 PM
Brigid's, Castlebar, Corofin and Tourlestrane in Connacht again, how novel  ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2017, 05:49:56 PM
Brigid's, Castlebar, Corofin and Tourlestrane in Connacht again, how novel  ::)

Brigids had their fill today despite the two late goals giving the scoreline gloss. Well run clubs win titles, it’s up to the chasing pack to put work in to develop players. Brigids won a cracking minor final today too and that’s the engine that will keep them knocking around the top in Roscommon and Connacht.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman on October 22, 2017, 08:20:54 PM
Poor game in Sligo today.

Tourlestrane deserving winners but made it tougher than they should have. The old guard are still carrying Harps but they do seem to have some good young players coming through, they'll really struggle when Donovan, Gallagher, Taylor and the Cryans pack it in though as they're carrying the team at present and all are well in their 30s now.

Think Tourlestrane could do 4 or 5 in a row at this rate and it's not even a vintage team for them, much weaker than the team they had 10-15 years ago.

What age is Shane O'Grady for Harps? Looks a decent prospect. Liam Gaughan has the ability but I think will need a few years of gym work before he's ready for county. Tourlestrane are a solid side but lack any real star quality to make any impact in Connacht. I can't see them causing Castlebar any problems who could score goals for fun if they saw the ease at which balls in on the square caused mayhem in the Tourlestrane defence today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 22, 2017, 09:00:33 PM
Good final in McHale Park. Castlebar were worthy winners but it was in doubt until the last few minutes. Ballintubber with the wind took a couple of points of a lead into the second half. They settled quicker than Mitchels but never pulled away. Good tactical play on both sides. Paddy Durcan took up Diarmuid O Connor with Ger McDonogh on Cillian. Shot taking on both sides was superb in the first 20 mins with every shot at scoring being successful and no wides. James Durcan, twin of Paddy was doing damage and was very unlucky to be black-carded. Ballintubber stretched the lead to three points but Castlebar came back with some great scores to lead by two. Cillian O Connor got a second yellow but it only served to galvanise Ballintubber. A goalbound effort from DOC was blocked down and a monster (second) point for McDonogh won the game.

Mitchel's were greatly improved on their form in recent games and despite playing midweek, finished much the stronger. Signs of wear and tear on Ballintubber and their period at the top of club football in Mayo may be coming to an end. Mitchel,s will need to improve up front if they wish to progress but they are building momentum. Barry Moran was greatly involved after being invisible in the last few games. Paddy Durcan was immense and must have pushed Ger McDonogh for MOTM. Well balanced Mitchel's side with James Durcan leaving a calling card for the watching Mayo manager (as did Michael Plunkett of Ballintubber). And a young Johnny Maughan at corner-back did all that was asked of him. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Cracking Intermediate final between Kiltimagh and Moy Davitts ended in a draw. Kiltimagh led by six points with less than ten minutes left and looked good value. Moy Davitt's score 1 04 to lead by a point only for Kilty to draw level. Replay next Saturday.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 22, 2017, 09:17:36 PM
Great to see Toreen not only overcome the Prentys but hammer them in the Mayo SHC final. 2-10 to 0-06.

Toreen are one of the best anomalies in the GAA.
I think your knowledge of Ballyhaunis hurling needs an update. Whatever they have done was done without any aid from John Prenty who would be seen as anti-hurling in Ballyhaunis. Perhaps that knowledge will make you change allegiance. ;D
 Incidentally Ciaran Charlton who won a hurling title with Tooreen yesterday performed well for Kiltimagh in the Inter Football Final today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 22, 2017, 10:02:44 PM
Great to see Toreen not only overcome the Prentys but hammer them in the Mayo SHC final. 2-10 to 0-06.

Toreen are one of the best anomalies in the GAA.
I think your knowledge of Ballyhaunis hurling needs an update. Whatever they have done was done without any aid from John Prenty who would be seen as anti-hurling in Ballyhaunis. Perhaps that knowledge will make you change allegiance. ;D
 Incidentally Ciaran Charlton who won a hurling title with Tooreen yesterday performed well for Kiltimagh in the Inter Football Final today.

Not in the least. With Pearses winning their first Roscommon title in nearly 30 years it will be a very novel Connacht pairing next time out for both Tooreen and PP.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: rosnarun on October 23, 2017, 10:25:26 AM
Good final in McHale Park. Castlebar were worthy winners but it was in doubt until the last few minutes. Ballintubber with the wind took a couple of points of a lead into the second half. They settled quicker than Mitchels but never pulled away. Good tactical play on both sides. Paddy Durcan took up Diarmuid O Connor with Ger McDonogh on Cillian. Shot taking on both sides was superb in the first 20 mins with every shot at scoring being successful and no wides. James Durcan, twin of Paddy was doing damage and was very unlucky to be black-carded. Ballintubber stretched the lead to three points but Castlebar came back with some great scores to lead by two. Cillian O Connor got a second yellow but it only served to galvanise Ballintubber. A goalbound effort from DOC was blocked down and a monster (second) point for McDonogh won the game.

Mitchel's were greatly improved on their form in recent games and despite playing midweek, finished much the stronger. Signs of wear and tear on Ballintubber and their period at the top of club football in Mayo may be coming to an end. Mitchel,s will need to improve up front if they wish to progress but they are building momentum. Barry Moran was greatly involved after being invisible in the last few games. Paddy Durcan was immense and must have pushed Ger McDonogh for MOTM. Well balanced Mitchel's side with James Durcan leaving a calling card for the watching Mayo manager (as did Michael Plunkett of Ballintubber). And a young Johnny Maughan at corner-back did all that was asked of him. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Cracking Intermediate final between Kiltimagh and Moy Davitts ended in a draw. Kiltimagh led by six points with less than ten minutes left and looked good value. Moy Davitt's score 1 04 to lead by a point only for Kilty to draw level. Replay next Saturday.

Fell a bout 25 miles too far .

don't think ballintubber are gone yet a lot of talent there and disote the draw the 2 of them seemed to have pulled further away from the pack .
Jason gibbons absence from mayo looks very odd I thought he has been excellent all year as least as good as when he was playing for mayo.
on the plus side brian regan looked very much the county man in the intermediate final and should be given good run out in the FBD and league to test his mettle
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 23, 2017, 12:50:31 PM
Tourlestrane County Champions

1-13 to 1-9

Watched it on youtube and the quality of the video and commentary was excellent.  Well done to all involved.


Congrats to Tourlestrane. Great achievement to do back to back titles for the first time in almost 30 years. They were always the team to beat and despite some difficult times against Tubbercurry the first day and in yesterdays final they did the business. Well done too to the Co Board on the excellent streaming of the games. They deserve criticism a lot of the time but certainly deserve praise when they get things right like this. Good luck in Connacht. It'll be tough but I'm sure they'll represent us well. Fair play also to Harps. Were expected to be turned over in the quarter, semi and well beaten in the final but showed their mettle each time. They will struggle to replace those older guys when the time comes but maybe they'll be around a little while yet.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 23, 2017, 12:52:14 PM
Big win for St John’s yesterday v  aughnasheelin
2-13 to 0-4 I think


Ya, great result for them alright. Game was switched to Bekan and I heard from a John's clubman they were not made aware of it properly and were very annoyed about it. Maybe they channelled that anger into a strong performance.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 23, 2017, 03:14:25 PM
Good final in McHale Park. Castlebar were worthy winners but it was in doubt until the last few minutes. Ballintubber with the wind took a couple of points of a lead into the second half. They settled quicker than Mitchels but never pulled away. Good tactical play on both sides. Paddy Durcan took up Diarmuid O Connor with Ger McDonogh on Cillian. Shot taking on both sides was superb in the first 20 mins with every shot at scoring being successful and no wides. James Durcan, twin of Paddy was doing damage and was very unlucky to be black-carded. Ballintubber stretched the lead to three points but Castlebar came back with some great scores to lead by two. Cillian O Connor got a second yellow but it only served to galvanise Ballintubber. A goalbound effort from DOC was blocked down and a monster (second) point for McDonogh won the game.

Mitchel's were greatly improved on their form in recent games and despite playing midweek, finished much the stronger. Signs of wear and tear on Ballintubber and their period at the top of club football in Mayo may be coming to an end. Mitchel,s will need to improve up front if they wish to progress but they are building momentum. Barry Moran was greatly involved after being invisible in the last few games. Paddy Durcan was immense and must have pushed Ger McDonogh for MOTM. Well balanced Mitchel's side with James Durcan leaving a calling card for the watching Mayo manager (as did Michael Plunkett of Ballintubber). And a young Johnny Maughan at corner-back did all that was asked of him. The apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

Cracking Intermediate final between Kiltimagh and Moy Davitts ended in a draw. Kiltimagh led by six points with less than ten minutes left and looked good value. Moy Davitt's score 1 04 to lead by a point only for Kilty to draw level. Replay next Saturday.

Fell a bout 25 miles too far .

don't think ballintubber are gone yet a lot of talent there and disote the draw the 2 of them seemed to have pulled further away from the pack .
Jason gibbons absence from mayo looks very odd I thought he has been excellent all year as least as good as when he was playing for mayo.
on the plus side brian regan looked very much the county man in the intermediate final and should be given good run out in the FBD and league to test his mettle
Brian Reape? Hard to argue against his getting a run but he would need to show more urgency and workrate.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 23, 2017, 03:21:22 PM
I think urgency and workrate are the nice way in Mayo of saying lads like Reape and Irwin are too slow for senior IC.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on October 24, 2017, 01:32:01 AM
I think urgency and workrate are the nice way in Mayo of saying lads like Reape and Irwin are too slow for senior IC.

No. It's a way of saying that they don't work hard enough. Reape played well last Sunday but on two occasions in the second half when play broke down in the Kiltimagh back line he failed to make any effort to tackle the player emerging with the ball even though he was closest to the play. I didn't mention Irwin.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 24, 2017, 01:40:09 AM
I think urgency and workrate are the nice way in Mayo of saying lads like Reape and Irwin are too slow for senior IC.

No. It's a way of saying that they don't work hard enough. Reape played well last Sunday but on two occasions in the second half when play broke down in the Kiltimagh back line he failed to make any effort to tackle the player emerging with the ball even though he was closest to the play. I didn't mention Irwin.

It was exactly the same words bandied around when Irwin was in the conversation a couple years ago. Honestly, I’ve seen enough of him to say he probably is too cumbersome for senior IC.

Reape I’d need to see more of to be sure of but slowness in mind or body by itself can cause pretty much everything you’ve just said.

I’ve seen reems of forwards who try their best but couldn’t catch up to a back who has a head start on them let alone tackle them no matter what they tried so at times they just don’t engage at all. AOS would be the best example of that at senior at the moment.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 24, 2017, 09:18:39 AM
What's going on with Intermediate football in Galway? I heard wind of an objection?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 24, 2017, 09:37:21 AM
I had my facts totally wrong in a comment I made earlier on this thread that I have since removed. I apologise for the comment.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on October 24, 2017, 11:29:57 PM
Rumours flying around that Williamstown have been dumped out of the Galway intermediate championship and Aran Islands are through to the final. Nothing official as yet but that seems to be the case. If there's any hold up then a good chance St John's will not have an opponent for November 5th. Anyone have anything concrete on that?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on October 24, 2017, 11:43:27 PM
Rumours flying around that Williamstown have been dumped out of the Galway intermediate championship and Aran Islands are through to the final. Nothing official as yet but that seems to be the case. If there's any hold up then a good chance St John's will not have an opponent for November 5th. Anyone have anything concrete on that?
That’s the word down here alright. Another case of a player supposedly playing illegally in the States.
They will appeal of course - which means it’s unlikely the Galway final will have produced a winner in time for the Connacht series.
Unless Claregalway get nominated to represent Galway in it.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 24, 2017, 11:44:30 PM
Rumours flying around that Williamstown have been dumped out of the Galway intermediate championship and Aran Islands are through to the final. Nothing official as yet but that seems to be the case. If there's any hold up then a good chance St John's will not have an opponent for November 5th. Anyone have anything concrete on that?

Rumours flying about alright but no official word yet. Thing is if Williamstown are flung out they will surely appeal it themselves which will drag things out even further. One of them still have to play Claregalway in the final yet.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: revsperminute on October 25, 2017, 09:03:37 AM
Roscommon SF Champions
St. Brigid's

Roscommon SH Champions
Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IF Champions
Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JF Champions
St Brigid's
(Kilglass Gaels will represent Roscommon in the Connacht Championship at Junior Level)

Galway SF Champions
Corofin

Galway SHC Quarter Final Replay
Liam Mellows v Clarinbridge

Galway SHC Semi Final
Craughwell v Gort
Cappataggle v Liam Mellows or Clarinbridge
 
Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player)

Galway IHC Final
Ballinderreen  v Meelick-Eyrecourt

Galway JF Champions
St. Gabriels

Galway JH Champions
Sylane
 
Leitrim SF Champions
Mohill

Leitrim SH Champions
Carrick

Leitrim IF Champions
Aughnasheelin

Leitrim JF Champions
Sean O'Heslin's
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SF Champions
Tourlestrane

Sligo SH Champions
Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo IF Champions
St John's

Sligo JF Champions
Ballymote

Mayo SF Champions
Castlebar

Mayo SH Champions
Tooreen

Mayo IFC Final Replay
Kiltimagh v Moy Davitts

Mayo JF Champions
Lahardane

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill (Leitrim) v Castlebar (Mayo)

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
St. Bridgets (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway)
Quarter Final Winner v Tourlestrane (Sligo)

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin (Leitrim) 0-03 St. Johns (Sligo) 3-12

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Mayo Champions
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye
NO Leitrim representative as no Junior Club

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo)v Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon)
Lahardane (Mayo) v St. Gabriels (Galway)

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 30th October
Toureen (Mayo) v Padraig Pearses (Roscommon)

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Semi Final 30th October
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) v Carrick (Leitrim)

Intermediate Championship Final
Semi Final Winner v Sylane (Galway Champions)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 25, 2017, 09:09:14 AM
Galway SHC Semi-Finals
Craughwell v Gort
Cappataggle v Liam Mellows or Clarinbridge

Galway IHC Final
Ballinderreen v Meelick-Eyrecourt

Sligo JFC Champions
Ballymote

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo) v Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon)
Lahardane (Mayo) v Galway Champions

Junior Championship Final 19th November
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 25, 2017, 09:11:17 AM
Thought St. Gabriel's won the Galway JFC?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on October 25, 2017, 11:34:05 AM
Thought St. Gabriel's won the Galway JFC?
Yep they did. Lahardane will hammer them.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 25, 2017, 12:20:17 PM
Thought St. Gabriel's won the Galway JFC?

They did but half their team plays hurling for Cappataggle who are in the senior hurling semi-finals and hurling is king in that part of the county so how much investment Gabriel's put into their Connacht campaign would be questionable I'd say.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 27, 2017, 08:42:35 PM
Connacht senior odds

Corofin 5/6
Castlebar 7/4
Brigids 6/1
Tourlestrane 33/1
Mohill 80/1
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 27, 2017, 08:57:50 PM
I’d hope for good game in Tuam in two weeks. Corofin basically threw everything they had into the CF last year (not even at the races come the AISF) and this is a tie with plenty of bad blood, though that’s mainly on the Corofin end.

Brigids have such a young team now they’re playing with house money in a sense, Corofin and Mitchels are still in win-now mode. Were Brigids to actually win it would seriously upend the accepted order in Connacht.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on October 27, 2017, 09:27:47 PM
I’d hope for good game in Tuam in two weeks. Corofin basically threw everything they had into the CF last year (not even at the races come the AISF) and this is a tie with plenty of bad blood, though that’s mainly on the Corofin end.

Brigids have such a young team now they’re playing with house money in a sense, Corofin and Mitchels are still in win-now mode. Were Brigids to actually win it would seriously upend the accepted order in Connacht.
Are they really? Looking at the Brigids team that started the Roscommon final apart from few young players its a mostly experienced team with lads aged 26 to their early to mid 30s.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on October 27, 2017, 09:51:11 PM
Only Johnny Murray, Domican, Ronan Stack, Darren Dolan, Ian and Senan Kilbride and McHugh are still starting from the AI winning side only four years ago. A couple of other panelists on the bench and that's about it. Very different side.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 27, 2017, 10:28:52 PM
Castlebar's team this year is very young. They've had a big turnover of players in the last 18 months. Barry Moran is the oldest at 31 but apart from that I don't think there's anyone over 27/28. Johnny Maughan would be the youngest at 19.

They did find it much more difficult to win the county this year, so it remains to be seen if they've dropped in standard.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on October 27, 2017, 11:23:02 PM
Thought St. Gabriel's won the Galway JFC?

They did but half their team plays hurling for Cappataggle who are in the senior hurling semi-finals and hurling is king in that part of the county so how much investment Gabriel's put into their Connacht campaign would be questionable I'd say.
They’re an extremely average side anyway even apart from the clash.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 28, 2017, 03:42:21 AM
Thought St. Gabriel's won the Galway JFC?

They did but half their team plays hurling for Cappataggle who are in the senior hurling semi-finals and hurling is king in that part of the county so how much investment Gabriel's put into their Connacht campaign would be questionable I'd say.
They’re an extremely average side anyway even apart from the clash.

Very hard to judge junior sides I find. They beat Clonbur who won the junior AI a few years ago. Cappy have never been in a senior hurling semi-final though so that will be absolutely massive for them. Unfortunately for Gabriel's it will really hit their campaign.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: whitey on October 28, 2017, 10:15:17 PM
Castlebar's team this year is very young. They've had a big turnover of players in the last 18 months. Barry Moran is the oldest at 31 but apart from that I don't think there's anyone over 27/28. Johnny Maughan would be the youngest at 19.

They did find it much more difficult to win the county this year, so it remains to be seen if they've dropped in standard.

My understanding is that there was a big turnover in Mitchel's personnell

When they won a few years ago they Had Cunniffe, the Feeney brothers, Kevin Filan and a few others too whod been around a long time
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on October 28, 2017, 10:55:20 PM
Moy Davitts won the Mayo Intermediate tonight. Scored 1-1 right at the death to snatch it off Kiltimagh. Hard to know how they'll go in Connacht next weekend. Brian Reape picked up an injury in the 2nd half and I'm sure they'll be enjoying the celebrations over the next few days!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on October 28, 2017, 11:57:22 PM
I suspect winning the County Inter means an awful lot more to them than next week's game.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 29, 2017, 02:50:45 AM
Moy Davitts won the Mayo Intermediate tonight. Scored 1-1 right at the death to snatch it off Kiltimagh. Hard to know how they'll go in Connacht next weekend. Brian Reape picked up an injury in the 2nd half and I'm sure they'll be enjoying the celebrations over the next few days!

I doubt they'll even be a Galway representative in Connacht intermediate this year. The Aran/Williamstown saga is going to Connacht council now. Claregalway still waiting in the final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: revsperminute on October 31, 2017, 10:45:13 AM
Roscommon SF Champions
St. Brigid's

Roscommon SH Champions
Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IF Champions
Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JF Champions
St Brigid's
(Kilglass Gaels will represent Roscommon in the Connacht Championship at Junior Level)

Galway SF Champions
Corofin

Galway SHC Semi Final
Craughwell v Gort
Cappataggle v Liam Mellows
 
Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)

Galway IH Champions
Ballinderreen

Galway JF Champions
St. Gabriels

Galway JH Champions
Sylane
 
Leitrim SF Champions
Mohill

Leitrim SH Champions
Carrick

Leitrim IF Champions
Aughnasheelin

Leitrim JF Champions
Sean O'Heslin's
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SF Champions
Tourlestrane

Sligo SH Champions
Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo IF Champions
St John's

Sligo JF Champions
Ballymote

Mayo SF Champions
Castlebar

Mayo SH Champions
Tooreen

Mayo IF Champions
Moy Davitts

Mayo JF Champions
Lahardane

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill (Leitrim) v Castlebar (Mayo)

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
St. Bridgets (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway)
Quarter Final Winner v Tourlestrane (Sligo)

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin (Leitrim) 0-03 St. Johns (Sligo) 3-12

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye
NO Leitrim representative as no Junior Club

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo)v Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon)
Lahardane (Mayo) v St. Gabriels (Galway)

Junior Championship Final 19th November

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 30th October
Toureen (Mayo) 1-21 Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) 1-11

Intermediate Championship Final 5th November
Toureen (Mayo) v Ballinderreen (Galway)

Junior Championship Semi Final 30th October
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 4-13 Carrick (Leitrim) 0-06

Intermediate Championship Final 4th November
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) v Sylane (Galway Champions)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on October 31, 2017, 01:29:34 PM


Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)



Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions


Aran's appeal to the Connacht council was thrown out so the county final is going ahead on Saturday at 1pm with the winners having to make the trip to Sligo the next day, hardly ideal preparation but that's Galway GAA for you. This championship was started back in May and has dragged on until now. Maybe if all club action wasn't completely suspended for most of the summer these lads wouldn't be going to America and these appeals wouldn't happen.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on November 01, 2017, 08:27:52 AM


Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)



Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions


Aran's appeal to the Connacht council was thrown out so the county final is going ahead on Saturday at 1pm with the winners having to make the trip to Sligo the next day, hardly ideal preparation but that's Galway GAA for you. This championship was started back in May and has dragged on until now. Maybe if all club action wasn't completely suspended for most of the summer these lads wouldn't be going to America and these appeals wouldn't happen.


The young lads would still go. Clubs need to be more careful in who they play. Others getting away with it for years isn't a great defence if someone challenges you.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on November 01, 2017, 09:41:32 AM


Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)



Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions


Aran's appeal to the Connacht council was thrown out so the county final is going ahead on Saturday at 1pm with the winners having to make the trip to Sligo the next day, hardly ideal preparation but that's Galway GAA for you. This championship was started back in May and has dragged on until now. Maybe if all club action wasn't completely suspended for most of the summer these lads wouldn't be going to America and these appeals wouldn't happen.


The young lads would still go. Clubs need to be more careful in who they play. Others getting away with it for years isn't a great defence if someone challenges you.
I think there are still avenues that Aran can go down yet so I wouldn't be fully confident of that game going ahead.
Not 100% sure why they have left it until Saturday to play it.
I think Claregalway minors are playing in Connacht club on Friday night (they won the minor A this year for the first time ever) and they would have a few involved with the inters also so maybe that's the reason I'm not quite sure.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: rosnarun on November 01, 2017, 11:23:58 AM


Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)



Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions


Aran's appeal to the Connacht council was thrown out so the county final is going ahead on Saturday at 1pm with the winners having to make the trip to Sligo the next day, hardly ideal preparation but that's Galway GAA for you. This championship was started back in May and has dragged on until now. Maybe if all club action wasn't completely suspended for most of the summer these lads wouldn't be going to America and these appeals wouldn't happen.


The young lads would still go. Clubs need to be more careful in who they play. Others getting away with it for years isn't a great defence if someone challenges you.
the objection I  time honoured part OF the GAA going back to the Very Formation of the Asssociation
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Post by: Duine Eile on November 01, 2017, 01:41:36 PM


Galway IFC Final
Williamstown v Claregalway (Provisional, Objection to Williamstown Player, Still up in a heap)



Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Moy Davitts (Mayo)
St. Johns (Sligo) v Galway Champions


Aran's appeal to the Connacht council was thrown out so the county final is going ahead on Saturday at 1pm with the winners having to make the trip to Sligo the next day, hardly ideal preparation but that's Galway GAA for you. This championship was started back in May and has dragged on until now. Maybe if all club action wasn't completely suspended for most of the summer these lads wouldn't be going to America and these appeals wouldn't happen.


The young lads would still go. Clubs need to be more careful in who they play. Others getting away with it for years isn't a great defence if someone challenges you.
I think there are still avenues that Aran can go down yet so I wouldn't be fully confident of that game going ahead.
Not 100% sure why they have left it until Saturday to play it.
I think Claregalway minors are playing in Connacht club on Friday night (they won the minor A this year for the first time ever) and they would have a few involved with the inters also so maybe that's the reason I'm not quite sure.

Then that's their decision, they're only young once and good luck to them. If there was championship games during the summer you can be sure the number of lads going would drop, in Galway anyway. Last summer about 6 lads from Corofin went and didn't miss one game, madness!

Re the game being on Saturday I think time had to be left for Aran to go to the DRA and then claregalway requested it be played on Saturday because of the minor match on Friday evening. It had originally been fixed for tonight under lights in Ballinasloe but that was changed again shortly after being announced which makes me wonder if Aran had made their intentions to bring their appeal further known.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 03, 2017, 11:42:44 PM
Connacht Minor (U18) football semi finals was played in the COE in Bekan tonight.

Minor A
Balla (Mayo) 2-9 Eastern Harps (Sligo) 2-6
St Brigids (Roscommon) 0-11 Claregalway (Galway) 0-8

Minor B
Annagh Rovers (Mayo) 0-20 Collanney/Mullinabreena (Sligo) 0-6
Tulsk (Roscommon) 1-17 Oranmore-Maree (Galway) 1-11

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Post by: Rossfan on November 03, 2017, 11:47:35 PM
Tulsk won Co Final replay Wed night wasn't it.
Burn out eh????!!!!
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Post by: Farrandeelin on November 04, 2017, 06:28:22 AM
Brigids will more than likely beat Balla in the final. Annagh Rivers more than likely will be the best hope of a Mayo winner next Friday. What are Tulsk like?
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Post by: PW Nally on November 04, 2017, 08:42:22 AM
Brigids will more than likely beat Balla in the final. Annagh Rivers more than likely will be the best hope of a Mayo winner next Friday. What are Tulsk like?
Maybe they will but what are you basing a Brigids win on?
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on November 04, 2017, 08:59:11 AM
Where are Annagh Rovers from in Mayo? I assume they are an underage amalgamation that don’t follow through to adult football?
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 04, 2017, 10:33:17 AM
Where are Annagh Rovers from in Mayo? I assume they are an underage amalgamation that don’t follow through to adult football?

Aghamore, Toreen area!
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Post by: ballinaman on November 04, 2017, 11:43:59 AM
Where are Annagh Rovers from in Mayo? I assume they are an underage amalgamation that don’t follow through to adult football?

Aghamore, Toreen area!
Aghamore/Ballyhaunis
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on November 04, 2017, 01:51:34 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together. 
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Post by: Syferus on November 04, 2017, 01:56:43 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together.

If you listened to the PR in that Guardian documentary you'd swear they'd be naming two or three teams made exclusively of minority players at underage. The fact is not enough is being done almost anywhere to integrate new families (even from other parts of Ireland) into the GAA system.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 04, 2017, 03:08:49 PM
Brigids will more than likely beat Balla in the final. Annagh Rivers more than likely will be the best hope of a Mayo winner next Friday. What are Tulsk like?
Maybe they will but what are you basing a Brigids win on?
He is probably basing it on beating Galway opposition who have been the best at Connacht minor level the last few years.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 04, 2017, 03:18:59 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together.
Ballyhaunis has a surprisingly small catchment area which is mainly confined to the town itself. With the Roscommon border on one side and Eastern Gaels and Aghamore on the other two sides it is very hemmed in. It has the highest non-indigenous population of any town in Ireland and has a huge integration and participation programme, but the drop off rate is even higher amongst the newcomers as boys approach minor grade. Amalgamation with Aghamore must be a necessity as there is a fierce rivalry between the clubs.
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Post by: Syferus on November 04, 2017, 03:26:16 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together.
Ballyhaunis has a surprisingly small catchment area which is mainly confined to the town itself. With the Roscommon border on one side and Eastern Gaels and Aghamore on the other two sides it is very hemmed in. It has the highest non-indigenous population of any town in Ireland and has a huge integration and participation programme, but the drop off rate is even higher amongst the newcomers as boys approach minor grade. Amalgamation with Aghamore must be a necessity as there is a fierce rivalry between the clubs.

They were no minority players on the hurling team that won the Mayo title for Ballyhaunis last year. Getting a lad to turn up for a couple training sessions is very different to integration. One looks good only when a reporter comes calling.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 04, 2017, 03:32:52 PM
Senior Quarter final result from this afternoon. Castlebar Mitchels 0-16 Mohill 0-11. Mitchels had to earn the win the hard way was 9 each after 45 mins.
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Post by: galwayman on November 04, 2017, 05:03:26 PM
Claregalway won the Galway intermediate final today by 3 points.
Were 11 up early in second half which was whittled down to 2 near the end but they hung on.
They play St Johns from Sligo tomorrow in Connacht.
Can’t see them winning to be honest.
I know what my body is like the day after a championship game anyway - couldn’t imagine playing again that day.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 04, 2017, 09:33:32 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together.
Ballyhaunis has a surprisingly small catchment area which is mainly confined to the town itself. With the Roscommon border on one side and Eastern Gaels and Aghamore on the other two sides it is very hemmed in. It has the highest non-indigenous population of any town in Ireland and has a huge integration and participation programme, but the drop off rate is even higher amongst the newcomers as boys approach minor grade. Amalgamation with Aghamore must be a necessity as there is a fierce rivalry between the clubs.


They were no minority players on the hurling team that won the Mayo title for Ballyhaunis last year. Getting a lad to turn up for a couple training sessions is very different to integration. One looks good only when a reporter comes calling.
It's not for the want of trying. Underage teams have good integration. As lads get older they are more concerned with earning money than playing sport. It's not something we haven't seen in Ireland a generation or so  ago when lads living in seaside towns wouldn't tog during the tourist season.
Once they reach adulthood and if they have papers most lads will move away to cities and to England. Simple economics dictates as there is nothing for them in Ballyhaunis. Easy for politicos to slap the club on the back for promoting integration but a few jobs and regional development might do more.
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Post by: Syferus on November 04, 2017, 09:56:34 PM
Thanks Lads.  Surprising that a town the size of Ballyhaunis cannot put a minor squad together.
Ballyhaunis has a surprisingly small catchment area which is mainly confined to the town itself. With the Roscommon border on one side and Eastern Gaels and Aghamore on the other two sides it is very hemmed in. It has the highest non-indigenous population of any town in Ireland and has a huge integration and participation programme, but the drop off rate is even higher amongst the newcomers as boys approach minor grade. Amalgamation with Aghamore must be a necessity as there is a fierce rivalry between the clubs.


They were no minority players on the hurling team that won the Mayo title for Ballyhaunis last year. Getting a lad to turn up for a couple training sessions is very different to integration. One looks good only when a reporter comes calling.
It's not for the want of trying. Underage teams have good integration. As lads get older they are more concerned with earning money than playing sport. It's not something we haven't seen in Ireland a generation or so  ago when lads living in seaside towns wouldn't tog during the tourist season.
Once they reach adulthood and if they have papers most lads will move away to cities and to England. Simple economics dictates as there is nothing for them in Ballyhaunis. Easy for politicos to slap the club on the back for promoting integration but a few jobs and regional development might do more.

Of course there's dynamics with people leaving - same story in Ballagh, Castlerea, any of the other towns around Ballyhaunis with similar populations. Young people go off to college and get a job in Galway, Dublin, maybe Sligo or Athlone if they're lucky. The best outcome is usually finding lads with enough connection to either their mates or their club that they'll travel home to play but the idea of spending a round trip of 3+ hours at least once a week night and then the same again at the weekend is a form of madness many just can't tolerate. Going to England will sharply decline in the coming years anyways, they might as well have tattooed "Fúck off immigrants" to their foreheads at this stage.

I still do think despite all the factors it's a big black mark that a town the size of Ballyhaunis can't field a panel of 20+ lads aged between 15-18 in any given year. Much smaller clubs nearby manage it.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 05, 2017, 02:23:59 PM
JFC Semi-Final result. Lahardane (Mayo) 5-13  St Gabriels (Galway) 0-11. Impressive stuff from the Mayo champions there.
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Post by: maigheo on November 05, 2017, 02:28:14 PM
St Gabriela were down to 14 men in the 1st half and finished with 13 men
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 05, 2017, 03:07:54 PM
IFC semi final HT Moydavitts (Mayo) 0-7 Michael Glaveys 0-10. IFC Semi final  StJohns (Sligo) 1-08 Claregalway 1-08 aboit 15 mins to play in that game.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 05, 2017, 03:33:02 PM
StJohns 1-10 Claregalway 1-12 result.  Michael Glavey's: 0-17 Moy Davitts: 1-13 with 12 mins to go.

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Post by: Owenmoresider on November 05, 2017, 03:37:05 PM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?
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Post by: maigheo on November 05, 2017, 03:45:32 PM
Glaveys 0.19. Moy Davitts 1.15 into injury time and Davitts down to 14 men
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Post by: maigheo on November 05, 2017, 03:48:17 PM
Ft Michael Glaveys 0.19 Moy davitts 1.15
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Post by: Rossfan on November 05, 2017, 03:53:51 PM
Well done Glaveys.
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Post by: Syferus on November 05, 2017, 04:14:16 PM
Amazing game in McHale. Glaveys showed great resolve to dig the game out when they got hit with the goal in the second half and Davitts took control. Andy Glennon and Cathal Heneghan were absolutely excellent for Glaveys, while Brian Reape was almost as good at the other end.

Incredible achievement for Tooreen. First time since 1988 a non-Galway side has won a Connacht Inter or the old Senior hurling title. I can only imagine what today will mean to the hurling community in Tooreen. Really special.
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Post by: GaillimhIarthair on November 05, 2017, 06:19:31 PM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?
Yes, I think that’s accurate in relation to the intermediate hurling.  In fairness, Mayo clubs have come close on a few occasions in the past few years and looks like this was a well deserved win for Tooreen.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 05, 2017, 08:04:06 PM
Andy Glennon for Glaveys would surely be a better option at full forward for Kevin McStay than trying to make full forwards out of midfielders or half forwards?

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Post by: Syferus on November 05, 2017, 08:51:11 PM
Can anyone explain how St Johns managed to lose to a Claregalway team that had only played a county final yesterday?
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Post by: maigheo on November 05, 2017, 09:27:07 PM
They scored more
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Post by: Rossfan on November 05, 2017, 09:39:58 PM
Andy Glennon for Glaveys would surely be a better option at full forward for Kevin McStay than trying to make full forwards out of midfielders or half forwards?
Rumours he's been invited back and has accepted.
He dropped out last year after scoring something  like 3-2 in his first game.
I believe he couldn't then commit to the training schedule required .
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Post by: Farrandeelin on November 05, 2017, 10:03:25 PM
Brigids will more than likely beat Balla in the final. Annagh Rivers more than likely will be the best hope of a Mayo winner next Friday. What are Tulsk like?
Maybe they will but what are you basing a Brigids win on?
He is probably basing it on beating Galway opposition who have been the best at Connacht minor level the last few years.

Knockmore minors played both in the summer. Brigids were a step above all opposition we faced. I was surprised Balla  beat Westport in the final as they have been the best in that age group all along the way.  Hope they can surprise me again and bring a title back to Mayo.
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Post by: Syferus on November 05, 2017, 10:04:31 PM
Andy Glennon for Glaveys would surely be a better option at full forward for Kevin McStay than trying to make full forwards out of midfielders or half forwards?
Rumours he's been invited back and has accepted.
He dropped out last year after scoring something  like 3-2 in his first game.
I believe he couldn't then commit to the training schedule required .

If Andy can commit for the full year he has the potential to be every bit as important an addition as any of Cregger and the Dalys returning. Your cool clean hero seems to be playing his cards well so far this off-season..
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Post by: magpie seanie on November 06, 2017, 12:57:31 AM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?


At least it proves the restructuring has made our clubs competitive at intermediate and junior. Was nuts some years with so many in senior and intermediate. Big opportunity missed by St John's. I'd say there are some tired Claregalway lads. They seem to be a club on the rise in Galway.
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Post by: galwayman on November 06, 2017, 09:01:52 AM
Can anyone explain how St Johns managed to lose to a Claregalway team that had only played a county final yesterday?
Very surprised at that result.
Good win for Glaveys as well.
I saw Glennon playing for GMIT a few times and he looked good.
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Post by: Rossfan on November 06, 2017, 09:36:53 AM
Andy Glennon for Glaveys would surely be a better option at full forward for Kevin McStay than trying to make full forwards out of midfielders or half forwards?
Rumours he's been invited back and has accepted.
He dropped out last year after scoring something  like 3-2 in his first game.
I believe he couldn't then commit to the training schedule required .

If Andy can commit for the full year he has the potential to be every bit as important an addition as any of Cregger and the Dalys returning. Your cool clean hero seems to be playing his cards well so far this off-season..
Not a foot wrong so far and he's even given you the chance to use the Cregger  word again
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Post by: magpie seanie on November 06, 2017, 09:44:15 AM
Can anyone explain how St Johns managed to lose to a Claregalway team that had only played a county final yesterday?
Very surprised at that result.
Good win for Glaveys as well.
I saw Glennon playing for GMIT a few times and he looked good.


I think people are overstating the two games in two days thing. How much do ye think it would impair performance? 50%? 30%? I'd say between 5-10% at a guess. While our teams are a bit more competitive at inter and junior due to a sensible restructuring I think it's fair to say not many would have favoured John's had Claregalway got a 6 day break so it looks like even with some drop off they were still able to win. As I said, disappointing that John's couldn't capitalise on this factor and home advantage but credit to Claregalway.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 06, 2017, 11:39:01 AM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?


At least it proves the restructuring has made our clubs competitive at intermediate and junior. Was nuts some years with so many in senior and intermediate. Big opportunity missed by St John's. I'd say there are some tired Claregalway lads. They seem to be a club on the rise in Galway.

They are. They won the minor A as well there a few weeks ago. They should be well able for senior football really being based close to Galway city. Growing population base out there for them so they should never be struggling for numbers.
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Post by: galwayman on November 06, 2017, 11:43:25 AM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?


At least it proves the restructuring has made our clubs competitive at intermediate and junior. Was nuts some years with so many in senior and intermediate. Big opportunity missed by St John's. I'd say there are some tired Claregalway lads. They seem to be a club on the rise in Galway.

They are. They won the minor A as well there a few weeks ago. They should be well able for senior football really being based close to Galway city. Growing population base out there for them so they should never be struggling for numbers.
Thankfully we seem to be reducing the number of senior clubs from 2019 in Galway.
20 way too many.
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Post by: magpie seanie on November 06, 2017, 01:20:14 PM
We had 16 in Sligo for a good while which was crazy.
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Post by: Rossfan on November 06, 2017, 01:46:23 PM
How many in Sligo now?
We have 12 in Ros and 12 Inter.
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Post by: Owenmoresider on November 06, 2017, 02:09:52 PM
How many in Sligo now?
We have 12 in Ros and 12 Inter.
10 in each. Could easily trim another 2 off each to improve the competition further, as well as the Junior.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 06, 2017, 02:15:30 PM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?


At least it proves the restructuring has made our clubs competitive at intermediate and junior. Was nuts some years with so many in senior and intermediate. Big opportunity missed by St John's. I'd say there are some tired Claregalway lads. They seem to be a club on the rise in Galway.

They are. They won the minor A as well there a few weeks ago. They should be well able for senior football really being based close to Galway city. Growing population base out there for them so they should never be struggling for numbers.
Thankfully we seem to be reducing the number of senior clubs from 2019 in Galway.
20 way too many.

Only reducing it to 18 I think though. Should reduce it to 16 really.
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Post by: Syferus on November 06, 2017, 02:17:29 PM
Why is the standard so poor in Sligo club, honestly? Even Ballymote (a town club that should never be at Junior in any county in the first place) made tough work of a Kilglass side that were hammered by a B team in the county final until the late goal. At club it's very possible for a well coached group of lads to win Connachts and AIs, even from small counties. Even the Sligo county teams seem much more competitive than their club representatives. It's a bit of a mystery. Mitchels are so punch drunk from continuous football now you'd hope that Tourlestrane could give them a proper go.
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Post by: Rossfan on November 06, 2017, 05:21:07 PM
Feckin Soccer I presume.
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Post by: Owenmoresider on November 06, 2017, 06:01:30 PM
Why is the standard so poor in Sligo club, honestly? Even Ballymote (a town club that should never be at Junior in any county in the first place) made tough work of a Kilglass side that were hammered by a B team in the county final until the late goal. At club it's very possible for a well coached group of lads to win Connachts and AIs, even from small counties. Even the Sligo county teams seem much more competitive than their club representatives. It's a bit of a mystery. Mitchels are so punch drunk from continuous football now you'd hope that Tourlestrane could give them a proper go.
The present club scene is poor enough alright but it was better in the past, Tourlestrane might well be some way ahead of the rest but I'm not sure their current team would match up to their team of a decade ago, O'Hara, Durkin, McGowan et al. Most other teams certainly wouldn't. Harps and Curry both reached provincial finals in the noughties and defeated notable opposition in that time, and generally the teams were competitive in Connacht. Since Harps were flattened by Brigid's in 2010 it largely hasn't been the case.

As regards Ballymote, loath as I am to defend them, they were actually a fairly decent team in the noughties and up to about 2011/12, then the decline set in and set in hard. They were always a tad short of being genuine title challengers but they posed Curry, Harps and Tourlestrane as much trouble as any other team managed at the time. But the underage was struggling badly after a few good minor/U21 teams moved on, and that eventually told when the senior team started to break up. Were a mess the last few years but they got themselves together again this year and won the junior well in the end, they'll find intermediate a tougher prospect but they could stay up given there's a few teams there that aren't hectic, mind you Easkey were unlucky to be relegated from senior last year and fell another grade this time.

As regards them being a town team, unlike Tubber they do also have a rural area so yes they should be doing better, but that's a problem that's not theirs alone. A few town/urban teams, not least ourselves, should be doing better really, like John's in truth shouldn't be out of senior but had suffered a kinda similar fate as Ballymote, worryingly their underage seems to be in a fairly bad way still, and the other town teams are not much better. Our own underage is as good as its been for a long long time, but whether that can translate into a stronger adult setup only time will tell. Harps and Molaise Gaels are having a good run of it at underage now but given the sheer size of their catchment areas they have few excuses not to, and their senior teams are underperforming as well. Tourlestrane are doing very well for the area that they have and credit to them, it runs deep over that end of the county.

Further to the town thing, in fairness outside of Sligo the towns in the county are relatively small, both Ballymote and Tubber would be smaller than Boyle and Castlerea for example. And down the far side of Ros I see Ballinasloe were relegated to junior football, now that's a scandal. And while Kilglass got well beaten by a B team, not many clubs in Connacht would have a second string to match that of St. Brigid's.
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Post by: shark on November 06, 2017, 06:07:24 PM
Ballymote beat Kilglass by 9 so will meet Lahardane in the Junior final. A rare final appearance for a Sligo club.

Elsewhere Tooreen won the intermediate hurling final, that the first time a non-Galway team has won it?


At least it proves the restructuring has made our clubs competitive at intermediate and junior. Was nuts some years with so many in senior and intermediate. Big opportunity missed by St John's. I'd say there are some tired Claregalway lads. They seem to be a club on the rise in Galway.

They are. They won the minor A as well there a few weeks ago. They should be well able for senior football really being based close to Galway city. Growing population base out there for them so they should never be struggling for numbers.
Thankfully we seem to be reducing the number of senior clubs from 2019 in Galway.
20 way too many.

Only reducing it to 18 I think though. Should reduce it to 16 really.

Yeah 20 in Galway always struck me as too many. Played a few championship games there back in the day (with the college), and came acrosss teams that were way off senior level. They probably would have struggled at intermediate, but when only 1 team goes down then bad teams can survive for years.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 06, 2017, 06:13:27 PM
I see Ballinasloe were relegated to junior football, now that's a scandal. And while Kilglass got well beaten by a B team, not many clubs in Connacht would have a second string to match that of St. Brigid's.
Ballinasloe were Junior level 2012 won Connacht and the All Ireland if i recall right.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 06, 2017, 06:27:54 PM
I see Ballinasloe were relegated to junior football, now that's a scandal. And while Kilglass got well beaten by a B team, not many clubs in Connacht would have a second string to match that of St. Brigid's.
Ballinasloe were Junior level 2012 won Connacht and the All Ireland if i recall right.

They did. Really should be doing a lot better given it's a town of 7,000+ people. Granted there is a lot of hurling out that direction surrounding the town, soccer is popular in the town and Garbally College is known as a rugby school above anything else. Still it doesn't stop their neighbours Caltra competing at senior level who have a very small pick compared to them. Probably a lot of potential there if they can ever sort themselves out.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 06, 2017, 06:46:51 PM
I see Ballinasloe were relegated to junior football, now that's a scandal. And while Kilglass got well beaten by a B team, not many clubs in Connacht would have a second string to match that of St. Brigid's.
Ballinasloe were Junior level 2012 won Connacht and the All Ireland if i recall right.

They did. Really should be doing a lot better given it's a town of 7,000+ people. Granted there is a lot of hurling out that direction surrounding the town, soccer is popular in the town and Garbally College is known as a rugby school above anything else. Still it doesn't stop their neighbours Caltra competing at senior level who have a very small pick compared to them. Probably a lot of potential there if they can ever sort themselves out.

The also have Pearses drawing from that area too and they'd be the third or fourth biggest club in Roscommon.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: seafoid on November 06, 2017, 06:53:54 PM
I see Ballinasloe were relegated to junior football, now that's a scandal. And while Kilglass got well beaten by a B team, not many clubs in Connacht would have a second string to match that of St. Brigid's.
Ballinasloe were Junior level 2012 won Connacht and the All Ireland if i recall right.

They did. Really should be doing a lot better given it's a town of 7,000+ people. Granted there is a lot of hurling out that direction surrounding the town, soccer is popular in the town and Garbally College is known as a rugby school above anything else. Still it doesn't stop their neighbours Caltra competing at senior level who have a very small pick compared to them. Probably a lot of potential there if they can ever sort themselves out.

The last time Ballinashloe won the senior was 1980. They are number 2 in the roll of honour with 20 titles , behind Tuam on 25
Corofin were nowhere in 1980. Now they are just one behind them, on 19.
This is a Mouview theme. Ballinasloe always had representatives on the great Galway teams of the past, especially via John and Cyril Dunne. Now there is nobody.

If you look at the history Athenry won 3 county titles with the De Wets in the early 1900s so an Athenry footballer is a bit like mean reversion...   
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: revsperminute on November 07, 2017, 10:45:52 AM
Roscommon SF Champions
St. Brigid's

Roscommon SH Champions
Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IF Champions
Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JF Champions
St Brigid's
(Kilglass Gaels will represent Roscommon in the Connacht Championship at Junior Level)

Galway SF Champions
Corofin

Galway SHC Semi Final
Craughwell v Gort
Cappataggle v Liam Mellows
 
Galway IFC Final
Claregalway

Galway IH Champions
Ballinderreen

Galway JF Champions
St. Gabriels

Galway JH Champions
Sylane
 
Leitrim SF Champions
Mohill

Leitrim SH Champions
Carrick

Leitrim IF Champions
Aughnasheelin

Leitrim JF Champions
Sean O'Heslin's
(Irrelevant re Connacht as there's no exclusive Junior A team)

Sligo SF Champions
Tourlestrane

Sligo SH Champions
Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo IF Champions
St John's

Sligo JF Champions
Ballymote

Mayo SF Champions
Castlebar

Mayo SH Champions
Tooreen

Mayo IF Champions
Moy Davitts

Mayo JF Champions
Lahardane

Draws for Connacht Football Club Championship

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill (Leitrim) 0-11 Castlebar (Mayo) 0-16

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
St. Bridgets (Roscommon) v Corofin (Galway)
Castlebar (Mayo) v Tourlestrane (Sligo)

Senior Championship Final 26th November

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin (Leitrim) 0-03 St. Johns (Sligo) 3-12

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) 0-19 Moy Davitts (Mayo) 1-15
St. Johns (Sligo) 1-10 Claregalway (Galway) 1-12

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Claregalway (Galway)

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye
NO Leitrim representative as no Junior Club

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo)2-11 Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon) 0-08
Lahardane (Mayo) 5-13 St. Gabriels (Galway) 0-11

Junior Championship Final 19th November
Ballymote (Sligo) v Lahardane (Mayo)

Draws for Connacht Hurling Club Championship

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 30th October
Toureen (Mayo) 1-21 Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) 1-11

Intermediate Championship Final 5th November
Toureen (Mayo) 1-15 Ballinderreen (Galway) 1-11

Connacht Club Intermediate Hurling Champions
Toureen (Mayo)

Junior Championship Semi Final 30th October
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 4-13 Carrick (Leitrim) 0-06

Intermediate Championship Final 4th November
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 0-05 Sylane (Galway) 0-21

Connacht Club Junior Hurling Champions
Sylane (Galway)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Mano on November 07, 2017, 01:17:20 PM
Why is the standard so poor in Sligo club, honestly? Even Ballymote (a town club that should never be at Junior in any county in the first place) made tough work of a Kilglass side that were hammered by a B team in the county final until the late goal. At club it's very possible for a well coached group of lads to win Connachts and AIs, even from small counties. Even the Sligo county teams seem much more competitive than their club representatives. It's a bit of a mystery. Mitchels are so punch drunk from continuous football now you'd hope that Tourlestrane could give them a proper go.
The present club scene is poor enough alright but it was better in the past, Tourlestrane might well be some way ahead of the rest but I'm not sure their current team would match up to their team of a decade ago, O'Hara, Durkin, McGowan et al. Most other teams certainly wouldn't. Harps and Curry both reached provincial finals in the noughties and defeated notable opposition in that time, and generally the teams were competitive in Connacht. Since Harps were flattened by Brigid's in 2010 it largely hasn't been the case.
I would agree with you to a certain extent. There were better individual players in the Tourlestrane team of 10 years ago because of the 3 lads mentioned but the current team are much more balanced and there is also a good bench which wouldn't have been the case back then.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 10, 2017, 09:19:34 PM
Annagh Rovers beat Tulsk 0-10 to 0-03 in the Connacht B final, the A final is on at the minute.

Edit: Brigids 2–10 Balla 1-05, if anything the score flatters Balla as their goal was a point attempt that the keeper fluffed and Brigids missed a penalty too. Well done to the Kiltoom/Cam men.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PW Nally on November 10, 2017, 10:07:37 PM
Brigids worthy champions, better team and more incisive on the wet wet night.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on November 11, 2017, 12:26:00 AM
Time to split Brigids
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: seafoid on November 11, 2017, 12:45:34 PM
Clash of the titans tomorrow. Cora Finne v Naomh Bríd
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 02:18:48 PM
18 mins gone in the two semi finals the underdogs in front.

Corofin 0-2 St Brigids 0-4
Tourlestrane 0-4  Castlebar Mitchels 0-3
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 02:35:13 PM
That pitch is some hovel and it's not doing Corofin's style of play any favours. Corofin are a much, much better side and got a handle on the game as it went on but some times they are far too goal hungry and they passed a few good chances up there in the first 15 minutes. I think they'll kick on and win by about 8 points in the second half.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 02:37:16 PM
HT in both

Corofin 1-5 St Brigids 0-6
Tourlestrane 0-7  Castlebar Mitchels 0-7
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on November 12, 2017, 03:05:25 PM
If the goal area wasn't astro turf that Brigid's goal wouldn't have rolled in!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:12:18 PM
2 point game in Tuam. Fair play to Brigid's as the looked beaten. 2 bad misses will be rued.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:12:38 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 03:15:11 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:15:57 PM
Castlebar coasting home 1 13 to 0 08 with 5 mins left.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:18:51 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Would have thought he was being kind to Corofin. Kieran McGrath lucky to be on the pitch despite being booked and repeated fouling. 1 pt game now with 3 mins inj time
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: hardstation on November 12, 2017, 03:21:27 PM
Terrible decision for an equalising free.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 03:22:09 PM
Dear oh dear that was never a free for Bridget's to force the draw there with the last kick of the game. I think the ref was just so used to blowing for frees to Bridget's that he blew it out of habit.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:22:27 PM
Extra time to played in Tuam? fair play to brigids 1-12 each.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:23:02 PM
Big kick for Senan Kilbride. 35 m into wind for draw......And it's level and extra time. Must be the Green and Red jerseys!!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:24:31 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Corofin didn't win by 8 points as you were predicting anyway. Competitive game and enjoyable game between two of the best sides in Connacht.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 03:24:40 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Would have thought he was being kind to Corofin. Kieran McGrath lucky to be on the pitch despite being booked and repeated fouling. 1 pt game now with 3 mins inj time

Don't think so, Brigids got a litany of very dubious frees. There was on stage in the game where Corofin were 4 or 5 up and he blew up Brigids for a late free when Corofin were pouring men forward and would have had a great goal chance. I thought it was under the provision he was going to black card the Brigids man for the late hit after the ball was laid off but he only booked him then.

Can see Corofin winning the replay handily, they're a much better team and the referee kept Brigids in it.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 03:25:41 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Corofin didn't win by 8 points as you were predicting anyway. Competitive game and enjoyable game between two of the best sides in Connacht.

Only for the referee. Huge gulf between the teams, I'd imagine the replay will see a big Corofin victory.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 03:26:15 PM
5 mins to play in Tuam Brigids have made a good comeback and would be level but for some poorly taken frees. Corofin 1-12 Brigids 1-10

The referee is doing his best to keep it competitive anyway. Brigids getting some baffling calls.
Corofin didn't win by 8 points as you were predicting anyway. Competitive game and enjoyable game between two of the best sides in Connacht.

Only for the referee. Huge gulf between the teams, I'd imagine the replay will see a big Corofin victory.

Extra time today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: SHEEDY on November 12, 2017, 03:26:39 PM
Number 26 for st brigids will be one relived man, hit 2 really bad wides from scoreable frees at the end of normal time.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 03:26:48 PM
Is it actually ET?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Harold Disgracey on November 12, 2017, 03:27:45 PM
Only saw the last couple of minutes but the referee gave St Brigid’s a few very soft frees, especially the one for the equaliser.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: dublin7 on November 12, 2017, 03:28:16 PM
Big kick for Senan Kilbride. 35 m into wind for draw......And it's level and extra time. Must be the Green and Red jerseys!!!!

Why didn't he take he 2 frees the no 26 put wide. Poor efforts that weren't even close to going over. 

Corofin are just like the Galway footballers. Look good when given time and space but leaderless in the 2nd half when Brigids put the pressure on.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: clarshack on November 12, 2017, 03:28:22 PM
was a scandalous decision to award a free to st brigids at the end there.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 03:30:09 PM
There’s just something special about Tuam. It’s almost in the air.

Brigids doing what they usually do and fighting back from impossible positions. Nothing out of the ordinary there.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 03:34:07 PM
Ref was shocking but over the game favored corofin. Last free was soft And really nearly every free it was a guess which way he would give it. He let Molloy away with alate hit but booked Kilbride for something similar. Corofin scoredfrom a clear throw ball and gave a free out when Brigids had cornor back pinned on the end line. Very inconsistent.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:37:38 PM
All genuine frees. Lads wrap forwards up, pulling and hitting from both sides and expect the ref to penalise over-carrying. If he wanted he could bring the ball forward for most frees as Corofin are constantly within 10m of the kicker. He got the calls right and McGrath is lucky to be there still.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: MayoBuck on November 12, 2017, 03:38:27 PM
Am I right in saying Castlebar Mitchels will be away from home in the Connacht final no matter who wins this?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 03:39:08 PM
All genuine frees. Lads wrap forwards up, pulling and hitting from both sides and expect the ref to penalise over-carrying. If he wanted he could bring the ball forward for most frees as Corofin are constantly within 10m of the kicker. He got the calls right and McGrath is lucky to be there still.

Apart from the last vital free which was clearly never a free. There was at least one other dubious one where the Bridget's player was just held up. The rest I'd say were fair enough.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: whitey on November 12, 2017, 03:39:52 PM
Am I right in saying Castlebar Mitchels will be away from home in the Connacht final no matter who wins this?
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Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: maigheo on November 12, 2017, 03:45:58 PM
1.14 to 1.13 for Brigids
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 03:49:05 PM
Corofin advantage at ht in ET. Have Brigids another kick #Rossieforaday
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:49:18 PM
Corofin lead 1-15 1-14 at half time in extra time. great game credit to both sides.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 12, 2017, 03:53:18 PM
Just sitting down. Some goal.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 03:53:36 PM
Ref was shocking but over the game favored corofin. Last free was soft And really nearly every free it was a guess which way he would give it. He let Molloy away with alate hit but booked Kilbride for something similar. Corofin scoredfrom a clear throw ball and gave a free out when Brigids had cornor back pinned on the end line. Very inconsistent.

I assume the one you're moaning about him booking Kilbride is for the one where he pulled play back when Corofin had an overload of players running on to book him? He clearly favoured Brigids, heavily. He gave them soft free after soft free in scoring areas all second half long, the Brigids no 15 got a free for throwing himself to ground on at least three or four occasions.

It was a very biased display in favour of Brigids, to say it wasn't is strange, to portray the other way is insane.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 03:54:13 PM
Great goal from the hurling All-Star full-back. Very good game in fairness. Wouldn't say it's over yet either.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:56:55 PM
Great goal from the hurling All-Star full-back. Very good game in fairness. Wouldn't say it's over yet either.
Lucky enough goal a point effort off the post he reacted better than napping Brigids defence.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 03:59:02 PM
Am I right in saying Castlebar Mitchels will be away from home in the Connacht final no matter who wins this?
Corofin played Castlebar in Castlebar last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 04:01:05 PM
Ref was shocking but over the game favored corofin. Last free was soft And really nearly every free it was a guess which way he would give it. He let Molloy away with alate hit but booked Kilbride for something similar. Corofin scoredfrom a clear throw ball and gave a free out when Brigids had cornor back pinned on the end line. Very inconsistent.

I assume the one you're moaning about him booking Kilbride is for the one where he pulled play back when Corofin had an overload of players running on to book him? He clearly favoured Brigids, heavily. He gave them soft free after soft free in scoring areas all second half long, the Brigids no 15 got a free for throwing himself to ground on at least three or four occasions.

It was a very biased display in favour of Brigids, to say it wasn't is strange, to portray the other way is insane.

From someone who said they’d win by 8. If you don’t mind I’ll ignore your rubbish. Not saying Kilbride didn’t deserve yellow if you can read my post again. Molloy however did also. You re one ignorant buck.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 04:03:04 PM
Ref was shocking but over the game favored corofin. Last free was soft And really nearly every free it was a guess which way he would give it. He let Molloy away with alate hit but booked Kilbride for something similar. Corofin scoredfrom a clear throw ball and gave a free out when Brigids had cornor back pinned on the end line. Very inconsistent.

I assume the one you're moaning about him booking Kilbride is for the one where he pulled play back when Corofin had an overload of players running on to book him? He clearly favoured Brigids, heavily. He gave them soft free after soft free in scoring areas all second half long, the Brigids no 15 got a free for throwing himself to ground on at least three or four occasions.

It was a very biased display in favour of Brigids, to say it wasn't is strange, to portray the other way is insane.

From someone who said they’d win by 8. If you don’t mind I’ll ignore your rubbish. Not saying Kilbride didn’t deserve yellow if you can read my post again. Molloy however did also. Your one ignorant buck.

I won't ignore your rubbish. If you want to ignore the referee pulling back a situation where there was a potential goal chance on so he can issue a yellow card for a black card offence then fair enough but I think it says a lot about the level of bias you bring.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 04:06:20 PM
FT AET. Corofin 2-15 St Brigids 1-14. Best side on the day won but Brigids more than played their part in an excellent game.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 04:07:44 PM
Great entertainment. Don't think either side are quite as good as they were a few years back. Not at Crokes/Slaughtneil level anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 04:07:55 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 04:13:45 PM
Great game, pity it was a shot that hit the posts that decided it.

Brian Stack was incredible today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 04:22:16 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 04:25:06 PM
Great entertainment. Don't think either side are quite as good as they were a few years back. Not at Crokes/Slaughtneil level anyway.

Corofin were screwed last year by the referee who did not punish Crokes systematically fouling them with impunity. They're still a very good side and have the best forward until left in the Championship. I do think they are very wasteful though, they are too goal hungry and tend to mess up a lot of scores by going hunting for the goal when the point is there.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 04:27:03 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.

And you have no bias against Roscommon!!  I said they were similar, I did not say they were the same. How hard is that to understand. Try read my first post again, slowly or if your with someone get them to explain it to you. That’s the end of this exchange, never argue with an idiot, first they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 12, 2017, 04:29:37 PM
Well done to Castlebar and Corofin it promises to be a great Connacht final in Tuam. I see Bombers hate and biased views against the rossies has transferred into club level now and all because a few a rossies on here upset him.  Grow up man and move on.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 04:37:59 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.

And you have no bias against Roscommon!!  I said they were similar, I did not say they were the same. How hard is that to understand. Try read my first post again, slowly or if your with someone get them to explain it to you. That’s the end of this exchange, never argue with an idiot, first they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

Leave him at it PHP, he’s had it in Roscommon since I tore the hole out of him ages ago and stopped humoring him. Sorry for putting you through his ringer.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2017, 04:43:14 PM
Great entertainment. Don't think either side are quite as good as they were a few years back. Not at Crokes/Slaughtneil level anyway.
Maybe not but if the All Ireland was played in December last year Corofin would have won it as they were at their peak. By Feb they were flat easy pickings for Crokes. Maybe they are pacing themselves better this year? Brigids a much improvement outfit from last years Connacht final however they missed keys players such as Peter Domican and Ian Kilbride last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 12, 2017, 04:51:52 PM
Ian Burke is a lovely footballer to watch though. Kicks with both feet. Very clever with his movement. Thought his lack of size would hold him back at intercounty level but he was very good when he was finally given a chance last year.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 12, 2017, 05:23:56 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on November 12, 2017, 05:28:42 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 05:30:42 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on November 12, 2017, 05:33:18 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.

What playacting Syferus?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Captain Obvious on November 12, 2017, 05:35:34 PM

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year?

Double checked you are right as Castlebar played Crossmaglen in the 2016 semi final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 05:39:41 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.

What playacting Syferus?

Ah c’mon Duine, everyone knows Lundy as much for his rolling about and diving as his speed and talent. He played well all the same.

Molloy looks a player.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on November 12, 2017, 05:40:57 PM
Hard luck Brigids. Great comeback when looking dead and buried in the 2nd half.
A few costly misses though.
Better team won all the same.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 07:13:49 PM
Corofin v Castlebar in Tuam in a fortnight.

Hats off to Rathnew for a great win over Vincents in Leinster.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Maroon Manc on November 12, 2017, 07:15:21 PM
Corofin will need to improve if their to go all the way although as pointed out they may well not be at their peak yet, only time will tell.

The ref was poor, several of those frees for Brigids were extremely soft and some were just simply not even close to been fouls. Corofin will be disappointed not to have closed out the game when 5 points up and cruising but you have you to give Brigids credit for coming back when they looked out of it.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 07:19:40 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.

And you have no bias against Roscommon!!  I said they were similar, I did not say they were the same. How hard is that to understand. Try read my first post again, slowly or if your with someone get them to explain it to you. That’s the end of this exchange, never argue with an idiot, first they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

You tried to parallel them, they were not similar, they were worlds apart. One was a stonewall black card and a potential goal chance given the numbers over. The referee calls back the play and bottles the black card. The other was a debatable foul, it was a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigid's man hacked the ball away.

To say Brigids were wronged is risible. I don't have any particular slight against Roscommon but I do find the whinging and excuse making from a few posters unbearable at times. Today was a day where Brigids got a massive rub of the green with refereeing decisions and we have a guy like you telling us they were on the wrong end? Mental stuff.

That kind of behaviour reminds me of unionists, no matter how good a deal they're getting it's never enough. Saying you're being victimised when it's the opposite in reality gets my goat.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 07:36:53 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.

And you have no bias against Roscommon!!  I said they were similar, I did not say they were the same. How hard is that to understand. Try read my first post again, slowly or if your with someone get them to explain it to you. That’s the end of this exchange, never argue with an idiot, first they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

You tried to parallel them, they were not similar, they were worlds apart. One was a stonewall black card and a potential goal chance given the numbers over. The referee calls back the play and bottles the black card. The other was a debatable foul, it was a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigid's man hacked the ball away.

To say Brigids were wronged is risible. I don't have any particular slight against Roscommon but I do find the whinging and excuse making from a few posters unbearable at times. Today was a day where Brigids got a massive rub of the green with refereeing decisions and we have a guy like you telling us they were on the wrong end? Mental stuff.

That kind of behaviour reminds me of unionists, no matter how good a deal they're getting it's never enough. Saying you're being victimised when it's the opposite in reality gets my goat.

Jesus you are thick. I never blamed the ref for the defeat. I said he was poor, inconsistent, couldn’t guess which way frees were going and favored corofin IMO. He did not determine the result, never even got close to suggesting that. Without watching the game again I stick to that. I agreed we got soft frees near the end but overall I though he favored corofin. The incident were similar as they were tackles where the players didn’t have the ball and IMO both Molloy or Kilbride will struggle to avoid contact imo.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 12, 2017, 08:07:55 PM
Personally, I was gutted by Brigid's defeat. It's bad enough to see my native Mayo lose after extra time, replays etc but then to morph into #Rossieforaday and see the same thing happen..it's unbearable. Will never morph again. I can see why the people of Ballagh have remained loyal to Mayo... Out of the frying pan into the fire.  ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PW Nally on November 12, 2017, 08:19:11 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.
Thought if Brigids kept the head after goal they had chance of creating chances themselves, they dropped the heads and were bit ill disciplined and game was up then.

Good game and credit to both teams for a right game of football. Connacht now a play off between the big teams of each county.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 08:23:51 PM
Read the post you Gobshite. The ref was shite. He favored corofin IMO. stop focusing on one point which has little to do with the point I was making. You have form with rossies but I usually ignore your rubbish. More fool me for engaging this time.

I call the game as I see it. The referee heavily favoured Brigids with his decisions, they got countless soft frees, he pulled play back when Brigids were in big trouble. You equated a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigids player had kicked the ball out of play to a frontal charge on the Corofin player after he had laid the ball off for an overload attack on the 45 yard line with loads of space. That told me all I needed to know about the impartiality of your comments. In that particular situation the play should have been let run and the Brigids player black carded after the advantage had been allowed. In the other situation the Brigids player may have got a free but it wasn't a booking, both players went shoulder to shoulder with the Brigids player hacking the ball away first.

The better team won and I think the scoreline flattered Brigids.

And you have no bias against Roscommon!!  I said they were similar, I did not say they were the same. How hard is that to understand. Try read my first post again, slowly or if your with someone get them to explain it to you. That’s the end of this exchange, never argue with an idiot, first they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

You tried to parallel them, they were not similar, they were worlds apart. One was a stonewall black card and a potential goal chance given the numbers over. The referee calls back the play and bottles the black card. The other was a debatable foul, it was a shoulder to shoulder hit after the Brigid's man hacked the ball away.

To say Brigids were wronged is risible. I don't have any particular slight against Roscommon but I do find the whinging and excuse making from a few posters unbearable at times. Today was a day where Brigids got a massive rub of the green with refereeing decisions and we have a guy like you telling us they were on the wrong end? Mental stuff.

That kind of behaviour reminds me of unionists, no matter how good a deal they're getting it's never enough. Saying you're being victimised when it's the opposite in reality gets my goat.

Jesus you are thick. I never blamed the ref for the defeat. I said he was poor, inconsistent, couldn’t guess which way frees were going and favored corofin IMO. He did not determine the result, never even got close to suggesting that. Without watching the game again I stick to that. I agreed we got soft frees near the end but overall I though he favored corofin. The incident were similar as they were tackles where the players didn’t have the ball and IMO both Molloy or Kilbride will struggle to avoid contact imo.

You're being very disingenuous here. You said the referee favoured Corofin when that was absolute tosh, his decisions on the day heavily favoured Brigids. The best example you could give of that was the paralleling of two incidents that are miles apart.

Incident one was where Corofin had an overload of attacking players, the Corofin player laid the ball off and was smashed with a frontal shoulder just after laying the ball off to one of his teammates. There was the makings of a goals chance at this stage and the referee bizarrely decided to pull the play back and issue the Brigids player with a yellow card for a black card offence.

Incident two was where a loose ball was in the middle of the pitch with a Corofin man and Brigids man sprinting to it, the Brigids man arrived first and hacked it away over the sideline and the two players mets with a shoulder on shoulder collision. The referee may have decided to give a free to Brigids but that would have been the height of it.

These incidents are not in any way comparable, Brigids got all the rubs of the green from the match official, it was not the other way around and it would a special sort of bias to see it that way. You seem to be quite stubborn on this as you are most certainly wrong.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: PadraicHenryPearse on November 12, 2017, 08:32:10 PM
The position of the offensive has nothing to do with anything. If it’s a black, yellow, foul or no foul the fact there are attacking options is not relevant.

I gave other examples you somehow have focused on this one. The throw ball, cornor back on the end line. It doesn’t really matter, you disagree with my opinion I’ve no issue with that your attempts to mid represent them is the issue I have.

You can continue to misrepresent my comments but it doesn’t make you right. I’ve no problem with you or anyone else thinks the ref was any different that’s your opinion and I have mine.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on November 12, 2017, 08:38:55 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.

What playacting Syferus?

Ah c’mon Duine, everyone knows Lundy as much for his rolling about and diving as his speed and talent. He played well all the same.

Molloy looks a player.

Oh I know he does but he wasn't at it today, the time he was down he was injured, that's why he was taken off, looked like a quad injury. Molloy is some bit of stuff alright, pity he wouldn't get a haircut though!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 08:49:00 PM
Not as good as yesterdays Ulster semi final but a good match between two good clubs sides nonetheless. Slaughtneil v Corofin or Castlebar will be a very interesting semi final. St Vincents getting caught on the hop probably means the defending champions Dr Crokes has easier path to the final now.

Is it not Connacht v Leinster champions in the semi final this year? Corofin have been rusty all through this year but games like today will bring them on a ton. Thought Lundy was fantastic today, his vision and passing is something else, they missed him when he went off injured. Great game to watch, looking forward to the Connacht final.

Lundy did a lot of running alright.

He’d be a lot easier to like with less playacting, though.
Thought if Brigids kept the head after goal they had chance of creating chances themselves, they dropped the heads and were bit ill disciplined and game was up then.

Good game and credit to both teams for a right game of football. Connacht now a play off between the big teams of each county.

I’d agree, if Brigids showed more composure after the first goal it was there for them as apart from that period they were the better team over the 70. But then it is a team in transition and with a lot of youth to add (none of their Connacht winning minors even featured today, and their U16s this year are even better) so they’ll be more than alright moving forward.

The big three from the top three counties have a stranglehold on Connacht at the minute, a good bit ahead of everyone in their own counties as well as a good bit ahead of any team Sligo or Leitrim have thrown up. Novel pairs are nice but you can’t beat a good match like today’s or what we’re likely to see in the final in two weeks.

O’Hara was making the point that the intensity in the tackle is at a different level in the top three counties compared to Sligo and that it effects them when they hit Connacht, take that for what you will given he was talking after Mitchels had given his team a spanking.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Il Bomber Destro on November 12, 2017, 08:52:49 PM
The position of the offensive has nothing to do with anything. If it’s a black, yellow, foul or no foul the fact there are attacking options is not relevant.

I gave other examples you somehow have focused on this one. The throw ball, cornor back on the end line. It doesn’t really matter, you disagree with my opinion I’ve no issue with that your attempts to mid represent them is the issue I have.

You can continue to misrepresent my comments but it doesn’t make you right. I’ve no problem with you or anyone else thinks the ref was any different that’s your opinion and I have mine.

We have both said what he have had to say.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rudi on November 12, 2017, 09:58:07 PM
Corofin were by some distance the better team today. They missed between 2 and 3 goal chances in the first half and opened the Brigids backs up easily. Brigids could have threw the towel in at half time or 12 mins into the second half but they didn't and were the better team for the last 20 mins. They missed 3 handy frees that would have won the game. However Corofin were the better team, looked sharper throughout, but I would in all honesty be very happy with the Brigids performance given the players they have at the moment. They are a team in transition and have huge talent coming through at underage level, their U16s were outstanding this year.
Thought the referee was poor, this is a recurring problem in the gaa and it's just not acceptable. Brigids did get a few handy frees, other decisions further out the field were baffling. Molloy (very good player) went full frontal for a ball he was never going to win, it was dangerous play and warranted a red in my opinion. Some of the passing by Corofin was sublime, the first goal was a superb move and execution.
Fair play to both teams for a very good contest at a difficult time of year. Fair play also to Rathnew, what a win.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: galwayman on November 12, 2017, 10:13:53 PM
Corofin Mitchels is a tough one to call.
Corofin imo are definitely not at the level they were when winning the AI in 2015.
They’re still obviously a strong side at the same time.
But don’t have the same squad depth/quality as before & the standard of underage player coming through wouldn’t be as high as it was in the recent past.
I would doubt either of them would have an All Ireland in them.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 12, 2017, 10:32:38 PM
Corofin Mitchels is a tough one to call.
Corofin imo are definitely not at the level they were when winning the AI in 2015.
They’re still obviously a strong side at the same time.
But don’t have the same squad depth/quality as before & the standard of underage player coming through wouldn’t be as high as it was in the recent past.
I would doubt either of them would have an All Ireland in them.

Whoever wins Connacht has to fancy their chances against a Dublin-less Leinster. Certainly wouldn’t be saying their isn’t an AI in them, because honestly there’s one in either of the finalists.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: shark on November 12, 2017, 10:47:15 PM
Corofin Mitchels is a tough one to call.
Corofin imo are definitely not at the level they were when winning the AI in 2015.
They’re still obviously a strong side at the same time.
But don’t have the same squad depth/quality as before & the standard of underage player coming through wouldn’t be as high as it was in the recent past.
I would doubt either of them would have an All Ireland in them.

Whoever wins Connacht has to fancy their chances against a Dublin-less Leinster. Certainly wouldn’t be saying their isn’t an AI in them, because honestly there’s one in either of the finalists.

I would be very surprised if the Leinster champions beat the Connacht champions.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 16, 2017, 02:02:18 AM
Sligo’s Marty Duffy is to take charge of this year’s Connacht Senior Club Championship final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on November 16, 2017, 11:01:07 AM
They must want Castlebar to win it  ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 16, 2017, 11:18:10 AM
They must want Castlebar to win it  ::)

They definitely don’t want football to win.

Duffy is nearly sure to stain what would otherwise be quite an entertaining tie.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: whitey on November 16, 2017, 01:58:54 PM
I saw that  Eamonn O Hara claimed the referee favored Castlebar in their recent encounter. Funny I talked to other people who were at the game who said the exact opposite
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Mano on November 16, 2017, 02:20:15 PM
I saw that  Eamonn O Hara claimed the referee favored Castlebar in their recent encounter. Funny I talked to other people who were at the game who said the exact opposite

Was at the game and i thought it was refereed fairly well. There was a few decisions to either side that were questionable. Castlebar got away with some cynical fouling, dragging support players down (which i think is what he was referring to) but that apart ref did ok.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on November 17, 2017, 12:06:34 PM
Good luck to Ballymote in the junior final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 17, 2017, 12:09:36 PM
Good luck to Ballymote in the junior final.
*Grits teeth* Yeah good luck to them alright.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on November 17, 2017, 12:52:30 PM
Good luck to Ballymote in the junior final.
*Grits teeth* Yeah good luck to them alright.

Hoping Ballymote can get the business done.  For Sligo to be successful we need more players from towns like Ballymote, Collooney, Ballisadare, Grange, Enniscrone, Coolaney,, Easkey, Rosses point etc...

Who was the last county senior player from each of these towns with the exception of Ewing?
Big win for Summerhill yesterday..
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on November 17, 2017, 12:58:58 PM
The Ballymote lads were banned from the niteclub in Ballagh back in the day for being too.. rowdy shall we say. Might explain why they're not producing many IC stars.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 17, 2017, 01:19:49 PM
May as well wish Lahardane all the best in the Junior final. Hope they do it and there'll be celebrations the other southerly side of Lough Conn.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on November 17, 2017, 01:24:53 PM
Good luck to Ballymote in the junior final.
*Grits teeth* Yeah good luck to them alright.

Hoping Ballymote can get the business done.  For Sligo to be successful we need more players from towns like Ballymote, Collooney, Ballisadare, Grange, Enniscrone, Coolaney,, Easkey, Rosses point etc...

Who was the last county senior player from each of these towns with the exception of Ewing?
Big win for Summerhill yesterday..


Noel Maguire though not exactly sure where in Easkey he's from. Mark Quinn is Cliffoney I think. Certainly haven't been many now that you mention it.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: sligoman2 on November 19, 2017, 02:40:36 PM
Half time Ballymote up by 4 .  2-2 to 0-4

Hopefully they can hold on, this would be a great boost for Ballymote and the county..
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on November 19, 2017, 03:49:56 PM
Well done Glaveys👍
Syfīn might start drinking in Ballinlough tonight....
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on November 19, 2017, 04:01:17 PM
Lahardane are Connacht Junior champions. Not bad for a team unmentioned as contenders for the Mayo Junior title at the start of the championship. Hats off to John Maughan who continues to do well with all bar the unmanageable. 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 19, 2017, 04:06:31 PM
Well done Glaveys👍
Syfīn might start drinking in Ballinlough tonight....
To beat the best in Mayo and Galway takes some doing well done to Glaveys. Very well done Lahardane a fine achievement for them.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 19, 2017, 04:12:54 PM
Congrats to Glavey's. A great old club with a bright future.
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Post by: Syferus on November 19, 2017, 07:04:27 PM
Wonderful performance by Glaveys, who never looked like they were going to lose. Andy Glennon deservedly MotM yet again. To beat the Mayo and Galway champions make it even more special. They never let Claregalway settle and when the goal chances came for them DOM made three excellent saves. Fitz’s goal right after the half pretty much killed the contest, and while Claregalway brought it back to four points at one stage they had committed so many forward that it was easy for Glaveys to tag scores on at the other end.

This is a club that played in (and lost) the junior county final in 2013, won junior in 2014, then inter in 2015 before being relegated at senior in 2016. They’ve been on quite a journey at this stage and a lot of the key players are still young. It’s hard to see them returning to inter in 2018 based on how good they’ve been this year.

About the only negative today is that Glennon, Fitz, Hussey and Patterson will be unavailable for the senior team until late January at the earliest - all four have been in great form and will add a lot for what should be a game-packed season for the county team.

And Peadar Earley was originally from Lahardane so it was some day for the Earley family - pity about their manager, though!!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on November 19, 2017, 07:44:52 PM
Do I take it the Tanman is Lahardane manager :D
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Post by: Farrandeelin on November 19, 2017, 08:28:19 PM
Do I take it the Tanman is Lahardane manager :D

He is.
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Post by: revsperminute on November 20, 2017, 10:19:35 AM
Roscommon SF Champions
St. Brigid's

Roscommon SH Champions
Padraig Pearses

Roscommon IF Champions
Michael Glaveys

Roscommon JF Champions
St Brigid's
(Kilglass Gaels will represent Roscommon in the Connacht Championship at Junior Level)

Galway SF Champions
Corofin

Galway SHC Final
Liam Mellows v Gort
 
Galway IF Champions
Claregalway

Galway IH Champions
Ballinderreen

Galway JF Champions
St. Gabriels

Galway JH Champions
Sylane
 
Leitrim SF Champions
Mohill

Leitrim SH Champions
Carrick

Leitrim IF Champions
Aughnasheelin

Leitrim JF Champions
Sean O'Heslin's
(No Connacht representative from Leitrim as there's no exclusive Junior Club)

Sligo SF Champions
Tourlestrane

Sligo SH Champions
Calry/St Joseph's

Sligo IF Champions
St John's

Sligo JF Champions
Ballymote

Mayo SF Champions
Castlebar

Mayo SH Champions
Tooreen

Mayo IF Champions
Moy Davitts

Mayo JF Champions
Lahardane

Connacht Football Club Championships

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill (Leitrim) 0-11 Castlebar (Mayo) 0-16

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
St. Bridgets (Roscommon) 1-14 Corofin (Galway) 2-15 AET
Castlebar (Mayo) 1-13 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 0-09

Senior Championship Final 26th November
Corofin (Galway) v Castlebar (Mayo)

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin (Leitrim) 0-03 St. Johns (Sligo) 3-12

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) 0-19 Moy Davitts (Mayo) 1-15
St. Johns (Sligo) 1-10 Claregalway (Galway) 1-12

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) 3-14 Claregalway (Galway) 1-12

Connacht Club Intermediate Football Champions
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon)

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye
NO Leitrim representative as no Junior Club

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo)2-11 Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon) 0-08
Lahardane (Mayo) 5-13 St. Gabriels (Galway) 0-11

Junior Championship Final 19th November
Ballymote (Sligo) 3-05 Lahardane (Mayo) 1-15

Connacht Club Junior Football Champions
Lahardane (Mayo)

Connacht Hurling Club Championships

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 30th October
Toureen (Mayo) 1-21 Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) 1-11

Intermediate Championship Final 5th November
Toureen (Mayo) 1-15 Ballinderreen (Galway) 1-11

Connacht Club Intermediate Hurling Champions
Toureen (Mayo)

Junior Championship Semi Final 30th October
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 4-13 Carrick (Leitrim) 0-06

Intermediate Championship Final 4th November
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 0-05 Sylane (Galway) 0-21

Connacht Club Junior Hurling Champions
Sylane (Galway)

All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Quarter Final 9th December
Fulham Irish (London) v Corofin (Galway) or Castlebar (Mayo)

All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Semi Final 17th February
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) or Nemo Rangers (Cork) v Cavan Gaels (Cavan) or Slaughtneil (Derry)
Quarter Final Winner v Rathnew (Wicklow)/Moorefield (Kildare) or St Lomans (Westmeath)/Simonstown Gaels (Meath)

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final 17th March

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Semi Final 20th January
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Killanerin (Wexford) or Ballyboughal (Dublin)
An Ghaeltacht (Kerry) or St Senans (Limerick) v Moy (Tyrone) or Rostrevor (Down)

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Final 3rd February

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Quarter Final 9th December
Dunedin Connollys (Scotland) v Belnaleck (Fermanagh) or Naomh Colmcille (Donegal)

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Semi Final 20th January
Lahardane (Mayo) v Multyfarmham (Westmeath)
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) or Knocknagree (Cork) v Quarter Final Winner

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Final 3rd February

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 10th February
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Slaughtneil (Derry)
Kilcormac Killoughey (Offaly) or Cuala (Dublin) v Liam Mellows or Gort (Galway)

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Final 17th March

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Quarter Final 2nd December
Kilburn Gaels (London) v Kanturk (Cork)

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 20th January
Toureen (Mayo) v St Patricks, Ballyragget (Kilkenny) or Glenealy (Wicklow)
Middletown (Armagh) v Quarter Final Winners

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final 4th February

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Quarter Final 25th November
Brother Pearse (London) v St Mogues Fethard (Wexford)

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 20th January
Sylane (Galway) v Quarter Final Winner
Setanta (Donegal) v Ardmore (Waterford) or Ballybacon-Grange (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Final 4th February
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Post by: magpie seanie on November 20, 2017, 01:45:39 PM
Hard luck to Ballymote.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Crete Boom on November 20, 2017, 04:22:47 PM
Do I take it the Tanman is Lahardane manager :D

He is and his mother was from Lahardane I believe.
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Post by: blast05 on November 20, 2017, 05:51:25 PM
Lahardane ..... Not bad for a team unmentioned as contenders for the Mayo Junior title at the start of the championship.

I'm not so sure about that.
From my read of it, Kilmaine were strong favourites (a team playing league football in Div 2 against some senior teams) with Lahardane, Balla and Ardagh all more or less equal second favourites (all playing in Div 1C against mostly intermediate clubs).
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Post by: whitey on November 20, 2017, 06:19:34 PM
Do I take it the Tanman is Lahardane manager :D

He is and his mother was from Lahardane I believe.

And his brother is the Chairman


Has anyone one been to Lahardane for the August 15th fair?   Used to be like a science
out of a Wild West movie.  (Lovely part of the world and very nice people BTW)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on November 25, 2017, 12:54:20 AM
Any thoughts on how Sundays Connacht final will go? Micheal Lundy is out after an appendix operation a big blow to Corofin but even without him they remain favourites Corofin (8/15) Castlebar (9/4). Last year it took extra time to separate the two sides.

A win for Corofin would be a record breaking 8th Connacht Club SFC title & surpass Clann na nGael as the most successful senior club in Connacht.
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Post by: Syferus on November 25, 2017, 01:09:50 AM
I could see Mitchels winning this one, only because Corofin are definitely now on the downward slope and Mitchels still haven’t fulfilled their potential and won the AI. It’s pretty much a coin toss, though.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 25, 2017, 03:38:07 PM
Mitchels defense is very strong. McDonagh, Reilly and Durcan push forward at every opportunity. Big Barry, Kirby and Aian Walsh give a huge midfield presence. After that the problems start. James Durcan has done well as a ball carrier and Stenson has increased the take from frees but they are still over-dependent  on Neil Douglas as scorer in chief. Nevertheless  they have improved steadily and a win wouldn't surprise me. Corofin looked stretched in defense against Brigid's and McGrath in particular gave away a lot of frees.
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Post by: Rossfan on November 25, 2017, 03:43:51 PM
Glaveys to play Killineerin I hear.
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Post by: Farrandeelin on November 25, 2017, 04:19:02 PM
Best of luck to the Mitchels. Despite them continuously winning Mayo championships, I hope they bring a provincial title to the county.
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 01:59:15 PM
Expect Corofin to win today. There won't be much in it. What was going on there with the Mitchels players having no access to the field and having to jump a wall? Looked dodgy!
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 02:16:45 PM
15 mins gone Corofin 1-2 Castlebar 1-2. Lundy started even though they told the media he wouldn't. No national anthem was played but the players stood for it all the same..
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 26, 2017, 02:26:37 PM
Mary Duffy might have a big say in who wins this today. Feel like he's got a controversial decision in him yet.

Kieran Fitzgerald looks like he's done for the day. Big loss for Corofin. His own corner-back cleaned him out.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 02:35:24 PM
HT Corofin 2-4 Castlebar 1-3.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 03:04:17 PM
45 mins  gone Corofin 2-5 Castlebar 1-5 turned into a scrappy contest now.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:04:56 PM
Corofin by 4 with 15 mins left. Cbar attack making little progress. Corofin creating chances but not scoring. Wind strengthening behind C/bar but advantage Corofin.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 03:12:09 PM
Castlebar still handing in there 7 mins to play. Corofin 2-7 Castlebar 1-7
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:16:20 PM
2 points with four mins plus to play
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:18:06 PM
2 desperate misses by Cbar.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:20:14 PM
Make that three desperate misses!!
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:21:35 PM
I Point, 1 min.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 03:25:39 PM
A free levels it up in the 6th minute of injury time. Extra time to be played. 2-7 to 1-10
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:27:27 PM
Draw. Daylight robbery by Castlebar to get the draw. McGrath carried off for Corofin. Interesting to see if Kieran Fitz emerges for extra time. Club championship keeps giving.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 26, 2017, 03:27:40 PM
Not exactly sure how Corofin conspired not to win that. They were so comfortable for most of the 2nd half. Had about 5 or 6 good goal chances throughout the game but only took 2 of them. It's like they stopped playing for the last 6 or 7 minutes and were caught waiting for the finishing post.
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 03:30:22 PM
There’s something about Tuam.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:34:30 PM
The reason they didn't win is clear. They had the upper hand for 20+ mins of the second half, five points clear and they decide to hold possession instead of going for the kill. I watched another game with the same bulls*hit tactics last night and it amazes mean how teams that are so dominant haven't the balls to go and kill a game. If this passes for good tactics/coaching someone has been employed beyond their pay-grade. It's not the Corofin way that we are used to.
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 03:40:22 PM
Six steps for that score from Gary Sice!
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 03:41:10 PM
They are going for the Kill now!
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:43:13 PM
10 steps before the penalty but does any ref count anymore.
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 03:43:29 PM
Penalty saved then Castlebar win a free for themselves to make it a 2 point game. Corofin 2-10 Castlebar 1-11
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 26, 2017, 03:43:34 PM
Huge swing there. Missed penalty would have put 6 between them. Straight up the pitch and free to put only 2 between them.

Was thinking they maybe should have taken the point for the penalty. 4 points is a fair lead in extra-time in those conditions.
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Post by: screenexile on November 26, 2017, 03:44:42 PM
10 steps before the penalty but does any ref count anymore.

I’m totally neutral here but he did the same for the first point of extra time as well. Maybe he wants to take the ball home with him!
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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 03:47:56 PM
Half time in extra time Corofin 2-10 Castlebar 1-11
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 03:48:08 PM
That wasn’t ten fûcking minutes, Marty..
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:50:35 PM
Despite all that Corofin are well the better team. Hope it's one of those days when the best team doesn't win.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 03:55:39 PM
Corofin's kick passing is a joy to watch.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 26, 2017, 04:03:40 PM
Good old contest in the Connacht club yet again. Amazing how tight these matches often are at the semi-final and final stage. Corofin just had a bit more class up front despite being wasteful at times.

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Post by: Blowitupref on November 26, 2017, 04:04:23 PM
Same as last year Corofin beat Castlebar AET, Congrats to Corofin Connacht champions again.  A trip to London next up for them. FT Corofin 2-13 Castlebar 1-12.
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Post by: mrhardyannual on November 26, 2017, 04:07:54 PM
Well deserved win for Corofin. Lack of scoring forwards proved Castlebar's downfall. Pitch is a complete bog. Hope to see Corofin in Croke Park where the pitch size and quality will suit there game. Clann finally overtaken in the roll of honour.
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Post by: Cunny Funt on November 26, 2017, 04:58:17 PM
Made hard work of it but Corofin eventually got over the line. Corofin should beat the best of London and Leinster next their biggest challenge will likely come in the AI final.
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 05:54:16 PM
One might say Corofin shut out Mitchels in extra time..
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 06:04:22 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 06:16:23 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 08:15:22 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.

They probably gave Mitchel more respect than they should have. Corofin easily the best team in Connacht. And will be strong Contenders on the National stage.
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Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 26, 2017, 08:18:15 PM
pitch was a joke
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Post by: Rudi on November 26, 2017, 08:22:35 PM
Corofin are by far the best in Connacht little worrying that they can't put away teams. A game of this stature should not have been played on a pitch as poor as Tuam. Players can't be faulted for effort, the pitch made them look bad at times.
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 08:33:52 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.

They probably gave Mitchel more respect than they should have. Corofin easily the best team in Connacht. And will be strong Contenders on the National stage.

Corofin are only just about the best in Connacht, and with lads like Fitzgerald, McGrath and Lundy starting to break down the gap isn’t there anymore. They’re a good team but there’s no longer any fear factor around them at Connacht level.
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Post by: From the Bunker on November 26, 2017, 08:58:43 PM
From Hogan Stand


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Castlebar players made unusual Connacht final entrance


Castlebar Mitchels players were forced to jump a wall to gain entry to the Tuam Stadium pitch for today's Connacht club SFC final against Corofin.

The gates were closed when they left their dressing-room - was it a case of them being too early or was there some gamesmanship involved? By the time the Corofin players emerged from their changing room, the gates had opened.

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Tuam Stadium is effectively a second home for Corofin, who went on to beat their Mayo rivals after extra-time to retain the Shane McGettigan Cup.
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Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 26, 2017, 09:04:53 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.

They probably gave Mitchel more respect than they should have. Corofin easily the best team in Connacht. And will be strong Contenders on the National stage.

Corofin are only just about the best in Connacht, and with lads like Fitzgerald, McGrath and Lundy starting to break down the gap isn’t there anymore. They’re a good team but there’s no longer any fear factor around them at Connacht level.

Lundy is only 27 I think.

They'll have to replace the other two in the year year or two alright.
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Post by: Syferus on November 26, 2017, 09:18:46 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.

They probably gave Mitchel more respect than they should have. Corofin easily the best team in Connacht. And will be strong Contenders on the National stage.

Corofin are only just about the best in Connacht, and with lads like Fitzgerald, McGrath and Lundy starting to break down the gap isn’t there anymore. They’re a good team but there’s no longer any fear factor around them at Connacht level.

Lundy is only 27 I think.

They'll have to replace the other two in the year year or two alright.

I mean more to do with him carrying injuries than anything else. He’s been burnt out after about 45 minutes the last two days.

I don’t know how much of McGrath’s stretchering off was playacting because he seemed to be jumping around celebrating just fine after the match.
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Post by: Duine Eile on November 26, 2017, 09:56:25 PM
Corofin seem to be afraid to finish off games in normal time. Both against St. Brid's and Mitchels they contrived to give both a chance to equalise in normal time.

Brigids dominated the final 20 or so minutes of regular time. It’s harder to explain how they let Mitchels back into it today.

They probably gave Mitchel more respect than they should have. Corofin easily the best team in Connacht. And will be strong Contenders on the National stage.

Corofin are only just about the best in Connacht, and with lads like Fitzgerald, McGrath and Lundy starting to break down the gap isn’t there anymore. They’re a good team but there’s no longer any fear factor around them at Connacht level.

Lundy is only 27 I think.

They'll have to replace the other two in the year year or two alright.

I mean more to do with him carrying injuries than anything else. He’s been burnt out after about 45 minutes the last two days.

I don’t know how much of McGrath’s stretchering off was playacting because he seemed to be jumping around celebrating just fine after the match.

He wasn't burnt out, he picked up a dead leg against Brigids and today he was just over a week after an appendix operation. I'd imagine they have 2 ready made replacements for Kieran Fitz and McGrath already in Daithí Burke and Dylan McHugh.
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Post by: Gael85 on November 27, 2017, 12:40:05 AM
Probably asked this before but where have Castlebars Ritchie and Alan Feeney gone too? There was another lad who played with Galway Utd  Tom King?
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Post by: revsperminute on November 27, 2017, 04:20:31 PM
Connacht Football Club Championships

Senior Championship Quarter Final 4th November
Mohill (Leitrim) 0-11 Castlebar (Mayo) 0-16

Senior Championship Semi Final 12th November
St. Bridgets (Roscommon) 1-14 Corofin (Galway) 2-15 AET
Castlebar (Mayo) 1-13 Tourlestrane (Sligo) 0-09

Senior Championship Final 26th November
Corofin (Galway) 2-13 Castlebar (Mayo) 1-12

Connacht Club Senior Football Champions
Corofin (Galway)

Intermediate Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Aughnasheelin (Leitrim) 0-03 St. Johns (Sligo) 3-12

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 5th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) 0-19 Moy Davitts (Mayo) 1-15
St. Johns (Sligo) 1-10 Claregalway (Galway) 1-12

Intermediate Championship Final 19th November
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) 3-14 Claregalway (Galway) 1-12

Connacht Club Intermediate Football Champions
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon)

Junior Championship Quarter Final 22th October
Lahardane a bye
NO Leitrim representative as no Junior Club

Junior Championship Semi Final 5th November
Ballymote (Sligo)2-11 Kilglass Gaels (Roscommon) 0-08
Lahardane (Mayo) 5-13 St. Gabriels (Galway) 0-11

Junior Championship Final 19th November
Ballymote (Sligo) 3-05 Lahardane (Mayo) 1-15

Connacht Club Junior Football Champions
Lahardane (Mayo)

Connacht Hurling Club Championships

Intermediate Championship Semi Final 30th October
Toureen (Mayo) 1-21 Padraig Pearses (Roscommon) 1-11

Intermediate Championship Final 5th November
Toureen (Mayo) 1-15 Ballinderreen (Galway) 1-11

Connacht Club Intermediate Hurling Champions
Toureen (Mayo)

Junior Championship Semi Final 30th October
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 4-13 Carrick (Leitrim) 0-06

Intermediate Championship Final 4th November
Calry/St Joseph's (Sligo) 0-05 Sylane (Galway) 0-21

Connacht Club Junior Hurling Champions
Sylane (Galway)

All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Quarter Final 9th December
Fulham Irish (London) v Corofin (Galway)

All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Semi Final 17th February
Nemo Rangers (Cork) v Slaughtneil (Derry)
Quarter Final Winner v Moorefield (Kildare) or St Lomans (Westmeath)

All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Final 17th March

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Semi Final 20th January
Michael Glaveys (Roscommon) v Killanerin (Wexford)
An Ghaeltacht (Kerry) v Moy (Tyrone)

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Final 3rd February

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Quarter Final 9th December
Dunedin Connollys (Scotland) v Naomh Colmcille (Donegal)

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Semi Final 20th January
Lahardane (Mayo) v Multyfarmham (Westmeath)
Dromid Pearses (Kerry) or Knocknagree (Cork) v Quarter Final Winner

All-Ireland Junior Club Football Championship Final 3rd February

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 10th February
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Slaughtneil (Derry)
Kilcormac Killoughey (Offaly) or Cuala (Dublin) v Liam Mellows or Gort (Galway)

All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship Final 17th March

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Quarter Final 2nd December
Kilburn Gaels (London) v Kanturk (Cork)

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 20th January
Toureen (Mayo) v St Patricks, Ballyragget (Kilkenny) or Glenealy (Wicklow)
Middletown (Armagh) v Quarter Final Winners

All-Ireland Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final 4th February

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Quarter Final 25th November
Brother Pearse (London) 2-09 St Mogues Fethard (Wexford) 0-18

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Semi Final 20th January
Sylane (Galway) v St Mogues Fethard (Wexford)
Setanta (Donegal) v Ardmore (Waterford) or Ballybacon-Grange (Tipperary)

All-Ireland Junior Club Hurling Championship Final 4th February
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: bamboo on December 10, 2017, 11:09:00 AM
Corofin game off.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on December 10, 2017, 04:01:37 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on December 10, 2017, 04:29:28 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.

Corofin wouldn’t be short a penny.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 10, 2017, 04:38:32 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
Or play the rescheduled fixture in Galway?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on December 10, 2017, 04:50:13 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
Or play the rescheduled fixture played in Galway?

Nonsense to suggest Fulham should lose home advantage because of an act of nature. That would set a terrible precedent.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: LooseCannon on December 10, 2017, 06:17:10 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
If they’re already over there, they won’t be back tonight.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on December 10, 2017, 08:15:46 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
If they’re already over there, they won’t be back tonight.

They were due back to Shannon this evening but looks like most flights out of London are cancelled, there's a good few of the younger lads with college exams tomorrow too I heard. Regardless of how much money a club has they shouldn't be expected to have to fork out twice for an expensive trip like that Syferus. And from next year on the London champs are into the Connacht championship so there'll be a Connacht team making this trip every year, it's a huge expense for a county team, never mind a club team.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on December 10, 2017, 08:25:36 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
If they’re already over there, they won’t be back tonight.

They were due back to Shannon this evening but looks like most flights out of London are cancelled, there's a good few of the younger lads with college exams tomorrow too I heard. Regardless of how much money a club has they shouldn't be expected to have to fork out twice for an expensive trip like that Syferus. And from next year on the London champs are into the Connacht championship so there'll be a Connacht team making this trip every year, it's a huge expense for a county team, never mind a club team.

And i think Corofin have a Divison 1 senior league final v St. James fixed for Wednesday night.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Duine Eile on December 10, 2017, 08:44:44 PM
Corofin game off.

Costly postponement for Corofin, you'd hope the costs for the refixture will be covered by the GAA.
If they’re already over there, they won’t be back tonight.

They were due back to Shannon this evening but looks like most flights out of London are cancelled, there's a good few of the younger lads with college exams tomorrow too I heard. Regardless of how much money a club has they shouldn't be expected to have to fork out twice for an expensive trip like that Syferus. And from next year on the London champs are into the Connacht championship so there'll be a Connacht team making this trip every year, it's a huge expense for a county team, never mind a club team.

And i think Corofin have a Divison 1 senior league final v St. James fixed for Wednesday night.

They do indeed, You'd wonder why it couldn't wait until Saturday when people might actually go to watch it.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mayoaremagic on December 15, 2017, 11:06:03 AM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on December 15, 2017, 11:09:43 AM
What's the pay like there?😉
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Owenmoresider on December 15, 2017, 11:27:14 AM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.
That's a joke, if he was based in Dublin or Galway you might understand, but Castlebar is hardly a long trek. And to do it when Ballinrobe have just been relegated from senior really is a kick in the teeth for the club.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on December 15, 2017, 12:20:30 PM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.

Did he have a falling out with someone at the club? The distance excuse obviously doesn't wash. Ballinrobe is about 20 minutes down the road. Not great optics to leave your club as soon as they are relegated. I'm sure they were hoping he'd lead them straight back up.

Did he think playing intermediate football would affect his Mayo chances? Don't see how it would as long as he performed. Plenty of great players on intercounty teams from intermediate clubs.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: macdanger2 on December 15, 2017, 12:30:03 PM
Very very bad form from Vaughan, hope he wins nothing there
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mayoaremagic on December 15, 2017, 12:45:17 PM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.

Did he have a falling out with someone at the club? The distance excuse obviously doesn't wash. Ballinrobe is about 20 minutes down the road. Not great optics to leave your club as soon as they are relegated. I'm sure they were hoping he'd lead them straight back up.

Did he think playing intermediate football would affect his Mayo chances? Don't see how it would as long as he performed. Plenty of great players on intercounty teams from intermediate clubs.

New shoe shop in Castlebar
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on December 15, 2017, 01:43:28 PM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.

Did he have a falling out with someone at the club? The distance excuse obviously doesn't wash. Ballinrobe is about 20 minutes down the road. Not great optics to leave your club as soon as they are relegated. I'm sure they were hoping he'd lead them straight back up.

Did he think playing intermediate football would affect his Mayo chances? Don't see how it would as long as he performed. Plenty of great players on intercounty teams from intermediate clubs.

New shoe shop in Castlebar
Hardly a good enough excuse for such a switch.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on December 15, 2017, 01:57:15 PM
With Richie Feeney gone they needed someone they could rely on to get sent off in an AI final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Tubberman on December 15, 2017, 02:07:21 PM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.

Did he have a falling out with someone at the club? The distance excuse obviously doesn't wash. Ballinrobe is about 20 minutes down the road. Not great optics to leave your club as soon as they are relegated. I'm sure they were hoping he'd lead them straight back up.

Did he think playing intermediate football would affect his Mayo chances? Don't see how it would as long as he performed. Plenty of great players on intercounty teams from intermediate clubs.

New shoe shop in Castlebar
Hardly a good enough excuse for such a switch.

Not even accurate - has had a shop in Castlebar for past few years.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: LooseCannon on December 15, 2017, 02:25:55 PM
With Richie Feeney gone they needed someone they could rely on to get sent off in an AI final.

Apart from the fact that Richie got a black card! ;)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on December 15, 2017, 03:10:45 PM
With Richie Feeney gone they needed someone they could rely on to get sent off in an AI final.

Apart from the fact that Richie got a black card! ;)

He was still sent off..
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Blowitupref on December 15, 2017, 03:21:51 PM
Marty Duffy has opted to hang up his whistle. His highlight was when refereed the 2009 All Ireland final. His last game was the Connacht SFC club final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on December 15, 2017, 04:19:24 PM
He'll be missed.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: SCFC on December 15, 2017, 11:14:37 PM
Marty Duffy has opted to hang up his whistle. His highlight was when refereed the 2009 All Ireland final. His last game was the Connacht SFC club final.
Did he opt or reach the mandatory retirement age of 50?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 17, 2017, 12:03:19 PM
50? Christ! Surely if your fit enough and able to pass the tests you should be good enough to carry on?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Syferus on December 17, 2017, 12:57:52 PM
50? Christ! Surely if your fit enough and able to pass the tests you should be good enough to carry on?

If the rule has got rid of Duffy it's absolutely excellent.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: mrhardyannual on December 17, 2017, 04:26:35 PM
Donie Vaughan signing up for Castlebar next season.

Did he have a falling out with someone at the club? The distance excuse obviously doesn't wash. Ballinrobe is about 20 minutes down the road. Not great optics to leave your club as soon as they are relegated. I'm sure they were hoping he'd lead them straight back up.

Did he think playing intermediate football would affect his Mayo chances? Don't see how it would as long as he performed. Plenty of great players on intercounty teams from intermediate clubs.

New shoe shop in Castlebar
Hardly a good enough excuse for such a switch.

Not even accurate - has had a shop in Castlebar for past few years.
Care to comment on Stephen Broderick transfer to Ballintubber or Jason Gibbons' eligibility for that matter. Pot and kettle I'd say!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: Rossfan on December 17, 2017, 05:58:25 PM
50? Christ! Surely if your fit enough and able to pass the tests you should be good enough to carry on?
A lot of folks would say Marty should have retired 20 years ago ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2017 - Senior/Intermediate/Junior Football & Hurling
Post by: magpie seanie on December 18, 2017, 03:37:23 PM
Heard about the Vaughan transfer and it disgusted me. It shouldn't be allowed. An awful kick in the teeth for all the people in Ballinrobe who helped him along his way. To quote another poster - I hope he wins nothing there. His conduct in the AI Final will haunt him for ages and this decision might too.

As for Marty - I think he could possibly have carried on at club level but this was definitely his last year of eligibility at county level.