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Title: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on December 10, 2018, 01:22:22 AM

Exact dates and venues will be added when available.

Senior Football

Feb 16:
Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal)
Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mullinalaghta (Longford)

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

Jan 19/20:
An Spidéal (Galway) v St. Enda’s (Antrim)
Two Mile House (Kildare) v Kilcummin (Kerry)

Feb 9: Final in Croke Park

Junior Football

Jan 19/20:
Easkey (Sligo) v Red Hugh’s (Donegal)
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Feb 9: Final in Croke Park

Senior Hurling

Feb 9:
Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) v St. Thomas’s (Galway)
Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

Jan 19/20:
Oramor-Marree (Galway) v St. Galls (Antrim)
Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) v Charleville (Cork)

Feb 10: Final in Croke Park

Junior Hurling

Jan 19/20:
St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan)
Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) v Cloughduv (Cork)

Feb 10: Final in Croke Park
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on December 10, 2018, 09:42:23 AM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on December 10, 2018, 10:04:18 AM
I hear Beaufort prefer to play on a windy day.

I’ll see myself out.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: fearsiuil on December 10, 2018, 12:20:44 PM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Young Irelands won Louth division 3 this year. Point still stands though!!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Orior on December 10, 2018, 12:24:26 PM
I hear Beaufort prefer to play on a windy day.

I’ll see myself out.

lol
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2018, 12:25:00 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on December 10, 2018, 12:43:16 PM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Young Irelands won Louth division 3 this year. Point still stands though!!
Which is?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on December 10, 2018, 12:58:50 PM
Will venues be confirmed over the 2 days?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: seafoid on December 10, 2018, 12:59:22 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney

In Galway the pronunciation is inthirmejit
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on December 10, 2018, 01:01:04 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney

They weren't all that impressive v Tooreen who played most of 2nd half of that Connacht final with 13 men and they also lost a key player to injury after 10 mins.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on December 10, 2018, 01:49:35 PM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Young Irelands won Louth division 3 this year. Point still stands though!!
Which is?

erm, fairness I suppose. You know how some posters would be very vocal re the advantages Dublin have over others and the unfairness of it? Well, some would see the above fixture as maybe not overly fair. On a scale of 1 to 12, what would Young Ireland's chances be??
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: rodney trotter on December 10, 2018, 01:58:48 PM
The same chances as Mullinacghta yesterday with less then 200 club members v Kilmacud.

If Young Ireland obsess over the opposition they may as well not turn up
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2018, 02:22:37 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney

They weren't all that impressive v Tooreen who played most of 2nd half of that Connacht final with 13 men and they also lost a key player to injury after 10 mins.

Tooreen were the reigning champions.. listened to the match on the radio and it was a comfortable win, will watch it soon to get a better idea but they’d (Tooreen) a few rough challenges in the game to lose the players, the last one was late on though I think.

Either way our lads are looking forward to a run out at this level again.. I thought the last time would have done these lads but rubbing shoulders with the Galway lads should get them up for it!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: fearsiuil on December 10, 2018, 02:23:00 PM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Young Irelands won Louth division 3 this year. Point still stands though!!
Which is?
Junior all Ireland series featuring a Kerry division 1 team playing against a team operating at a lower level in a not so prominent football county.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 10, 2018, 02:59:56 PM
same every year with Kerry clubs it seems
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on December 10, 2018, 03:16:08 PM
I'd suspect Kerry clubs would generally be of a higher standard than Louth ones.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 10, 2018, 03:26:29 PM
I'd suspect Kerry clubs would generally be of a higher standard than Louth ones.

And Dublin clubs a higher standard to Longford?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on December 10, 2018, 05:11:08 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney

They weren't all that impressive v Tooreen who played most of 2nd half of that Connacht final with 13 men and they also lost a key player to injury after 10 mins.

Tooreen were the reigning champions.. listened to the match on the radio and it was a comfortable win, will watch it soon to get a better idea but they’d (Tooreen) a few rough challenges in the game to lose the players, the last one was late on though I think.

Either way our lads are looking forward to a run out at this level again.. I thought the last time would have done these lads but rubbing shoulders with the Galway lads should get them up for it!

Arguably would have retained that title if so much didn't go against them in the game. A 5 point margin is a slender lead in hurling and Tooreen got that match back to a one point game with 20 minutes to play, that was as good as it got for them as trying to win with 13 men for the final quarter proved a bridge too far.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on December 10, 2018, 07:58:13 PM
We are up against v Oramor - Marree they’d be the best Galway intermediate team for a while.

Two starters on the senior team in Nial Burke and McInerney

They weren't all that impressive v Tooreen who played most of 2nd half of that Connacht final with 13 men and they also lost a key player to injury after 10 mins.

Tooreen were the reigning champions.. listened to the match on the radio and it was a comfortable win, will watch it soon to get a better idea but they’d (Tooreen) a few rough challenges in the game to lose the players, the last one was late on though I think.

Either way our lads are looking forward to a run out at this level again.. I thought the last time would have done these lads but rubbing shoulders with the Galway lads should get them up for it!

Arguably would have retained that title if so much didn't go against them in the game. A 5 point margin is a slender lead in hurling and Tooreen got that match back to a one point game with 20 minutes to play, that was as good as it got for them as trying to win with 13 men for the final quarter proved a bridge too far.
Tooreen were the architects of their own downfall in that game and to be brutally honest Oranmore were quite comfortable for the majority of it.  Anytime Tooreen came within striking distance, Oran clipped a few handy points to keep them at arms length and ran out comfortable enough winners.  The first sending off galvanized Tooreen a bit for sure but prior to that they looked a bit off Orans level. 
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Seamus on December 11, 2018, 01:55:50 AM
Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry)

Very best of luck to Beaufort in the semi !

Div 5 Louth v Div 1 Kerry  :-X
Young Irelands won Louth division 3 this year. Point still stands though!!
Which is?
Junior all Ireland series featuring a Kerry division 1 team playing against a team operating at a lower level in a not so prominent football county.

Both teams are playing Div 2 football next year, far cry from Div 1 V Div 5
Beaufort were extremely lucky to beat Churchill, a Div 5 team in the Kerry semi-final by a point and a Div 3 team, St Senans, took them to extra time in the quarter final. There are a large number of teams of equal quality. Divisional placement does not tell the full story.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: seafoid on December 17, 2018, 03:25:03 PM
Glas is bán Gaoth Dóbhair

https://m.soundcloud.com/rte-rnag/glas-agus-ban-ghaoth-dobhair
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on December 17, 2018, 06:04:41 PM
Dates, times and venues announced.

Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) in Carrick-on-Shannon 1:30pm
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mullinalaghta (Longford) in Thurles 3:30pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: An Spidéal (Galway) v St. Enda’s (Antrim) in Navan 2pm
20 Jan: Two Mile House (Kildare) v Kilcummin (Kerry) in Limerick 2pm

Feb 9: Final in Croke Park

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) v Red Hugh’s (Donegal) in Ballinamore 2pm
20 Jan: Young Ireland’s (Louth) v Beaufort (Kerry) in Portlaoise 2pm

Feb 9: Final in Croke Park

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) v St. Thomas’s (Galway) in Parnell Park 3pm
9 Feb: Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) in Thurles 5pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) v Charleville (Cork) in Thurles 2pm
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) v St. Galls (Antrim) in Parnell Park 2pm

Feb 10: Final in Croke Park

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) in Mullingar 2pm
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) v Cloughduv (Cork) in Dungarvan 2pm

Feb 10: Final in Croke Park
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 18, 2018, 07:27:39 AM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on December 18, 2018, 09:43:48 AM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee

Out of interest has anyone got a number on the amount of times that Kerry clubs and county teams (junior,minor,U21) have got Munster venues for the All Ireland series games in the last decade?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on December 18, 2018, 10:33:53 AM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee
In fairness Thurles and Limerick are pretty much halfway between the two teams in both ties. The problem with Kerry being so far away within the province I suppose.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 18, 2018, 12:18:42 PM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee
In fairness Thurles and Limerick are pretty much halfway between the two teams in both ties. The problem with Kerry being so far away within the province I suppose.

Our club would have loved to have played at Thurles in the Intermediate semi final, just as a venue steeped in history for the players to run out there, and going that extra distance would have been ok.. Parnell will do
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Joe Mc Nallys Ballsack on December 21, 2018, 01:32:47 AM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee

Out of interest has anyone got a number on the amount of times that Kerry clubs and county teams (junior,minor,U21) have got Munster venues for the All Ireland series games in the last decade?

Makes a change for people not to be complaining about Dublin for once
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ciarrai_thuaidh on December 21, 2018, 03:47:09 AM
Two Kerry clubs get two Munster venues for their semi finals
They must have great pull on the fixtures committee

Club Semi finals involving Kerry teams and travel distances.

Junior Semi Final (Portlaoise): Beaufort - 137 mile journey, Young Irelands Dundalk 106 miles (all on motorway)
Intermediate Semi Final (Limerick): Kilcummin - 70 miles, Twomilehouse 104 miles (mostly motorway)
Senior semi final (Thurles): Dr Crokes-102 miles, Mullinalaghta - 94 miles.

Just in case the facts, ya know, might be taken into consideration a bit.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Shamrock Shore on December 21, 2018, 08:47:10 AM
No problem travelling to Thurles to see the Mullinalaghtas play Crokes. I don't think what province the sod is in has any relevance.

What does piss me off is (off the point, I know) is anytime Longford play Ulster opposition it's an Ulster ref.

Now that I have this out of my system I do hope the crowd won't be lost in such a venue. A tighter venue may have been more appropriate. Can we expect 1,000 from Longford and perhaps a few more than 1,000 from Kerry................in a 40,000 capacity venue?

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: armaghniac on December 21, 2018, 12:15:59 PM
No problem travelling to Thurles to see the Mullinalaghtas play Crokes. I don't think what province the sod is in has any relevance.

What does piss me off is (off the point, I know) is anytime Longford play Ulster opposition it's an Ulster ref.

Now that I have this out of my system I do hope the crowd won't be lost in such a venue. A tighter venue may have been more appropriate. Can we expect 1,000 from Longford and perhaps a few more than 1,000 from Kerry................in a 40,000 capacity venue?

These big stadia can fit everyone in under a roof, which can be nice in February.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on December 21, 2018, 08:13:53 PM
No problem travelling to Thurles to see the Mullinalaghtas play Crokes. I don't think what province the sod is in has any relevance.

What does piss me off is (off the point, I know) is anytime Longford play Ulster opposition it's an Ulster ref.

Now that I have this out of my system I do hope the crowd won't be lost in such a venue. A tighter venue may have been more appropriate. Can we expect 1,000 from Longford and perhaps a few more than 1,000 from Kerry................in a 40,000 capacity venue?
A lot of people from all over Longford will go to this
And Cavan area along the county boundary
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 20, 2019, 08:18:36 PM
Update 20 Jan.

Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) in Carrick-on-Shannon 1:30pm
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mullinalaghta (Longford) in Thurles 3:30pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: St. Enda’s (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11
20 Jan: Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-11Two Mile House (Kildare) 0-10

Feb 9: Final St. Enda’s (Antrim) v Kilcummin (Kerry) in Croke Park

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) 1-8 Red Hugh’s (Donegal) 0-9
20 Jan: Beaufort (Kerry) 0-12 Young Ireland’s (Louth) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Easkey (Sligo) v Beaufort (Kerry) in Croke Park

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) v St. Thomas’s (Galway) in Parnell Park 3pm
9 Feb: Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) in Thurles 5pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Charleville (Cork) 1-15 Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) 1-13
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) 1-13 St. Galls (Antrim) 2-4

Feb 10: Final Charleville (Cork) v Oramor-Marree (Galway) in Croke Park

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-8 St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) 0-10
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 0-23 Cloughduv (Cork) 2-16

Feb 10: Final Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) in Croke Park
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: blanketattack on January 21, 2019, 11:29:46 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: spuds on January 21, 2019, 04:52:45 PM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 21, 2019, 08:09:38 PM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

Beaufort relegated to Div 2 for 2019, Kilcummin promoted to Div 1.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on January 21, 2019, 09:00:51 PM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

It would be a great achievement if the Kerry Championship was not weighted toward lesser Senior teams meaning they have intermediate and Junior sides that are are higher up the chain than other counties.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on January 21, 2019, 09:09:23 PM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on January 21, 2019, 09:22:00 PM
How many senior clubs are there in Kerry?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 21, 2019, 09:27:10 PM
How many senior clubs are there in Kerry?

8
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 21, 2019, 11:36:58 PM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions. 

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on January 22, 2019, 12:13:13 AM
Other counties should take note!

The Kerry system works wonders for finding intercounty players through the Kerry Championship where every decent player gets a chance at Senior football. It also gives the now annual feel good factor for Clubs winning Munster and AI titles in the Junior and intermediate grade. This added to the eligibility of  players to play intercounty Junior - Which Kerry have turned into a sort of under 23 team and have won the last 4 All Irelands in this grade.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Taylor on January 22, 2019, 07:36:23 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions.

So Beaufort were in division 1 last year (of an 8 team league) and are playing in the Junior Cship.

Right so.

Sounds fair
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on January 22, 2019, 07:53:55 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions.

So Beaufort were in division 1 last year (of an 8 team league) and are playing in the Junior Cship.

Right so.

Sounds fair

It’s sounds unusual. Don’t see how it’s unfair.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Redhand Santa on January 22, 2019, 08:05:59 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions.

So Beaufort were in division 1 last year (of an 8 team league) and are playing in the Junior Cship.

Right so.

Sounds fair

It’s sounds unusual. Don’t see how it’s unfair.

There are more than 8 teams in division one in Kerry. But only 8 club teams play in the senior championship (with the rest made up of divisional teams), the league and championship aren't linked.

 So even though they have over 50 clubs only 8 count as senior in championship terms. 9th best team is in intermediate championship. Unlike most counties they have a junior championship and a junior b championship. Effectively the winners of the two junior championships would be closer to intermediate/junior winners in other counties.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 22, 2019, 08:07:07 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions.

So Beaufort were in division 1 last year (of an 8 team league) and are playing in the Junior Cship.

Right so.

Sounds fair

12 teams in Div 1 to 4 in Kerry.  What makes it really competitive is 3 promoted and 3 relegated from each division.  County league is not linked to tiered championship, so the league is really inferior to the club championships - no starred games or anything like that.  The purpose of the league is to give games during the summer to non-county players. 

A little history of Kerry's league might be in order here - the county league started in 1970, the same year the ban was removed.  The intent was to keep players from playing the garrison game without penalty.  The championships always reigned supreme over the league. 

The beauty of the divisional set-up is that a good player from a poor club will be seen.  John Kennedy (member of the 1984-1986 3-in-row team) was from Asdee in North Kerry.  Asdee went years without winning a game in county league or novice championship, but due to the divisional set-up, John was able to play with Shannon Rangers (comprising of about 5 clubs) and showed he belonged at the higher level.

To move from junior to intermediate, you must win the junior championship (ditto from intermediate to senior).  It's not that hard to understand.

In Kerry's county championship in 2019, there are big changes.  Kilcummin will probably go senior (having won the intermediate in 2018), at the expense of weakening East Kerry.  Similarly, An Ghaeltacht drop out of senior, but West Kerry get stronger immediately.

It is a very vibrant county championship as there are big changes every year. 

I really don't understand why this issue is raised year after year.  In Cork it is very hard to get relegated...does that really help the overall standard?  If they present their 9th best club as intermediate, would Munster titles result? I say they would, but egos prevent certain clubs being called intermediate - even if a possible All-Ireland title is possible. 

For 2019 in Kerry County League, the famed Laune Rangers from Killorglin (winners of All-Ireland senior club championship in 1996) will compete in division 4.

Nothing is sacred in championship or league - you will play at the level you deserve.

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Redhand Santa on January 22, 2019, 08:07:19 AM
The system works great for Kerry and they should be allowed to do what they want internally. But something should change in terms of who is allowed to enter the provincial championships as they currently have an unfair advantage over most counties.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 22, 2019, 08:19:08 AM
The system works great for Kerry and they should be allowed to do what they want internally. But something should change in terms of who is allowed to enter the provincial championships as they currently have an unfair advantage over most counties.

What is unfair?  Kerry have decided that 8 senior clubs is enough, and add 9 divisional teams for the county championship (there is one preliminary game between the two worst performing divisional teams to bring the number of teams in Round 1 to 16). 

If (insert your county here) decide that 16 clubs are senior and no divisional amalgamations are allowed, what is wrong with that?  Your county mighn't win All-Ireland club championships, but your internal competitions can be seen to be "pure". 

I tend to agree that Kerry have somewhat of an advantage with their structure, but it is on the others to mirror that structure rather than complain about it. 

The concept of neighbouring clubs agreeing to amalgamate might be frightening in some counties though - in Kerry it is not.  Maybe that's the problem elsewhere. 

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: spuds on January 22, 2019, 10:08:05 AM
If Dr. Crokes win their semi, it would mean 3 Kerry clubs within a 5 mile radius would be in the 3 Club All Ireland finals

Dr Crokes, Kilcummin & Beaufort all in Kerry division 1 league for 2019?

A Junior team in Div 1? They’ll be blown away :D

Beaufort won 4 games in Div 1 in 2018 (John Mitchels, Glenbeigh-Glencar, Kerins O'Rahillys and Killarney Legion) and had 1 draw (Rathmore).  They finished 3rd from bottom, only a point below Killarney Legion and Dingle.  They suffered their biggest loss of the campaign to Dr. Crokes, going down by 10 points.  Other biggish losses were by 8 (St. Mary's) and 6 (Spa).  Tight losses by 2 to both An Ghaeltacht and Templenoe and a one point loss to Dingle show they were not far away from picking up points.

Although relegated, they were far from blown away.  The fact that they have no county men meant they had a full squad for all league games, barring the usual injuries, players on holidays and suspensions.

So Beaufort were in division 1 last year (of an 8 team league) and are playing in the Junior Cship.

Right so.

Sounds fair

12 teams in Div 1 to 4 in Kerry.  What makes it really competitive is 3 promoted and 3 relegated from each division.  County league is not linked to tiered championship, so the league is really inferior to the club championships - no starred games or anything like that.  The purpose of the league is to give games during the summer to non-county players. 

A little history of Kerry's league might be in order here - the county league started in 1970, the same year the ban was removed.  The intent was to keep players from playing the garrison game without penalty.  The championships always reigned supreme over the league. 

The beauty of the divisional set-up is that a good player from a poor club will be seen.  John Kennedy (member of the 1984-1986 3-in-row team) was from Asdee in North Kerry.  Asdee went years without winning a game in county league or novice championship, but due to the divisional set-up, John was able to play with Shannon Rangers (comprising of about 5 clubs) and showed he belonged at the higher level.

To move from junior to intermediate, you must win the junior championship (ditto from intermediate to senior).  It's not that hard to understand.

In Kerry's county championship in 2019, there are big changes.  Kilcummin will probably go senior (having won the intermediate in 2018), at the expense of weakening East Kerry.  Similarly, An Ghaeltacht drop out of senior, but West Kerry get stronger immediately.

It is a very vibrant county championship as there are big changes every year. 

I really don't understand why this issue is raised year after year.  In Cork it is very hard to get relegated...does that really help the overall standard?  If they present their 9th best club as intermediate, would Munster titles result? I say they would, but egos prevent certain clubs being called intermediate - even if a possible All-Ireland title is possible. 

For 2019 in Kerry County League, the famed Laune Rangers from Killorglin (winners of All-Ireland senior club championship in 1996) will compete in division 4.

Nothing is sacred in championship or league - you will play at the level you deserve.
Fantastic system and well explained thanks. It's unfortunate for the competitiveness of the Munater & all Iteland club competitions that the Kerry intermediate & junior winners are not matching like for like coming up against other county champions. In my opinion takes away from these victories. Not Kerry's fault.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on January 22, 2019, 10:29:59 AM
The provincial/All Ireland club is skewed no matter what you do. People say Kerry teams are at an advantage. But a strong club scene in say, Tyrone, a junior team there might be at the same standard as senior teams in say, Louth.

A club team is only rated as high/low depending on the rest of the teams in that county.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: outinfront on January 22, 2019, 11:14:54 AM
Well then this year there are 2 Div1 intermediate teams up against each other in the final so not much to complain about there.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on January 22, 2019, 08:07:17 PM
The system works great for Kerry and they should be allowed to do what they want internally. But something should change in terms of who is allowed to enter the provincial championships as they currently have an unfair advantage over most counties.

I wouldn't say it's unfair as any county could change the structure of their championship. The small number of senior clubs means they are very strong at intermediate and junior though and it probably gives a slightly false impression of their strength in depth when up against clubs from other counties that are much further down the totem pole in their own county. I mean we had 20 senior clubs in Galway until last year. Mad stuff. That's way too many IMO and they've reduced it to 18 this year with plans to reduce it further to 16. I wouldn't be against them reducing it to 12 to be honest.

Great system for Kerry. Strange how few counties if any have tried to copy a version of it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Fionntamhnach on January 22, 2019, 08:34:34 PM
The provincial/All Ireland club is skewed no matter what you do. People say Kerry teams are at an advantage. But a strong club scene in say, Tyrone, a junior team there might be at the same standard as senior teams in say, Louth.

A club team is only rated as high/low depending on the rest of the teams in that county.

I'd have serious doubts that senior club football in Louth is at that poor of a standard.

The issue of Kerry clubs is a reoccouring talking point year after year. The club system they have down there appears to work very well but it arguably does put their clubs at Intermediate & Junior football levels at an advantage at provincial/All-Ireland with so few clubs playing at senior football level so I'd propose a rule to help partly standardise such entrants across the board.

Namely that a county's senior football championship must have a minimum amount of club teams in its competition, set at either at least one quarter of clubs in that county who entered at least one team in an adult championship (excluding U20/21 comps) in the previous competition year, or 16 clubs - whichever figure is lower for the county concerned. Then at Intermediate level a similar rule would apply, again either one quarter of clubs or 16 whichever is lower, all of whom do not have a team also competing in the county senior championship that same competition year (i.e. club second/reserve teams don't county towards the minimum figure).

Beyond that at Junior (A)/B/C/D/E/Reserve etc. the county CCC are free to make their own arrangements. Counties would still be free to allow amalgamations, divisional teams (and for Intermediate championships, second string teams) to compete in these championships - albeit still with the restriction of such teams not able to compete at provincial & All-Ireland levels - but they would have to meet the criteria of a minimum amount of clubs competing in their competitions above. Failure to do so would see the county forfeit its right to send club teams into the provincial competitions at all three levels that competition year.

Also, state that the top tier club football championship in the county means their winners (or the best eligible team if the winners can't go forward to provincial competition) play in the Senior club championship at provincial level. Then regardless of what they call their second tier championship, those winners go forward to play in the Intermediate provincial championship, with the third tier championship winners playing in the Junior provincial championship with a proviso that Intermediate entrants cannot have played a championship game at senior level (tier 1) in the county that year, nor the Junior entrants played at Senior or Intermediate (Tiers 1 & 2). An exemption would be granted to Kilkenny where at present their Senior football champions enter the Leinster club IFC and their Intermediate football champions enter the Leinster club JFC - the exemption to be reviewed should the Kilkenny SFC winners go on to win the Leinster club IFC.

If the above spins yer head, I'll try and give practical examples. So for example in Tyrone there are 48 football clubs - one quarter of that is 12 teams, so they would be mandated to have at least 12 clubs in their senior & intermediate football championships (currently it's 16 each with the JFC containing 16 first teams & one "thirds" team that is not eligible to progress to Ulster should they win the Junior championship). Meanwhile in Fermanagh there is just 20 football clubs, so would be required to have at least five club teams competing in their senior & intermediate club championship (currently 8 each, with 4 junior clubs). And if my sums are right, Monaghan has 29 football clubs, so they would need at least 8 club teams at senior & intermediate. For counties with more than 64 clubs playing adult football, the minimum amount of club sides required to compete in their senior & intermediate championships would be capped at 16, though of course they are free to have more than this involved.

The provincial & All-Ireland club hurling Intermediate & Junior competitions would need a different approach given the much wider difference in clubs, participation levels and abilities across Ireland compared to that for football, but there doesn't seem to be the same concern of one county semi-dominating either provincial or All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior club championships so I don't think they would need to be a noticeable amount of tweaking.

End of my €0.02
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: inabsentia on January 23, 2019, 09:33:40 AM
The provincial/All Ireland club is skewed no matter what you do. People say Kerry teams are at an advantage. But a strong club scene in say, Tyrone, a junior team there might be at the same standard as senior teams in say, Louth.

A club team is only rated as high/low depending on the rest of the teams in that county.

I'd have serious doubts that senior club football in Louth is at that poor of a standard.

The issue of Kerry clubs is a reoccouring talking point year after year. The club system they have down there appears to work very well but it arguably does put their clubs at Intermediate & Junior football levels at an advantage at provincial/All-Ireland with so few clubs playing at senior football level so I'd propose a rule to help partly standardise such entrants across the board.

Namely that a county's senior football championship must have a minimum amount of club teams in its competition, set at either at least one quarter of clubs in that county who entered at least one team in an adult championship (excluding U20/21 comps) in the previous competition year, or 16 clubs - whichever figure is lower for the county concerned. Then at Intermediate level a similar rule would apply, again either one quarter of clubs or 16 whichever is lower, all of whom do not have a team also competing in the county senior championship that same competition year (i.e. club second/reserve teams don't county towards the minimum figure).

Beyond that at Junior (A)/B/C/D/E/Reserve etc. the county CCC are free to make their own arrangements. Counties would still be free to allow amalgamations, divisional teams (and for Intermediate championships, second string teams) to compete in these championships - albeit still with the restriction of such teams not able to compete at provincial & All-Ireland levels - but they would have to meet the criteria of a minimum amount of clubs competing in their competitions above. Failure to do so would see the county forfeit its right to send club teams into the provincial competitions at all three levels that competition year.

Also, state that the top tier club football championship in the county means their winners (or the best eligible team if the winners can't go forward to provincial competition) play in the Senior club championship at provincial level. Then regardless of what they call their second tier championship, those winners go forward to play in the Intermediate provincial championship, with the third tier championship winners playing in the Junior provincial championship with a proviso that Intermediate entrants cannot have played a championship game at senior level (tier 1) in the county that year, nor the Junior entrants played at Senior or Intermediate (Tiers 1 & 2). An exemption would be granted to Kilkenny where at present their Senior football champions enter the Leinster club IFC and their Intermediate football champions enter the Leinster club JFC - the exemption to be reviewed should the Kilkenny SFC winners go on to win the Leinster club IFC.

If the above spins yer head, I'll try and give practical examples. So for example in Tyrone there are 48 football clubs - one quarter of that is 12 teams, so they would be mandated to have at least 12 clubs in their senior & intermediate football championships (currently it's 16 each with the JFC containing 16 first teams & one "thirds" team that is not eligible to progress to Ulster should they win the Junior championship). Meanwhile in Fermanagh there is just 20 football clubs, so would be required to have at least five club teams competing in their senior & intermediate club championship (currently 8 each, with 4 junior clubs). And if my sums are right, Monaghan has 29 football clubs, so they would need at least 8 club teams at senior & intermediate. For counties with more than 64 clubs playing adult football, the minimum amount of club sides required to compete in their senior & intermediate championships would be capped at 16, though of course they are free to have more than this involved.

The provincial & All-Ireland club hurling Intermediate & Junior competitions would need a different approach given the much wider difference in clubs, participation levels and abilities across Ireland compared to that for football, but there doesn't seem to be the same concern of one county semi-dominating either provincial or All-Ireland Intermediate & Junior club championships so I don't think they would need to be a noticeable amount of tweaking.

End of my €0.02

This is a well thought out example of how to allow for a fairer provincial series but it's a non-starter because the GAA will value county autonomy over the fairness of the competition. And if I'm being honest, while it looks good on paper I reckon it'd be hard to find a one size fits all solution for every county.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: toby47 on January 23, 2019, 11:14:59 AM
Absolute rubbish that senior teams last played on 2nd December in provincial final and have to wait until 16th Feb to play again. 11 week gap with no games or anything.

In the mean time players cant play for collages or county team and also end up getting no break all year round.

The club calendar is a shambles


Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on January 23, 2019, 12:04:57 PM
Absolute rubbish that senior teams last played on 2nd December in provincial final and have to wait until 16th Feb to play again. 11 week gap with no games or anything.

In the mean time players cant play for collages or county team and also end up getting no break all year round.

The club calendar is a shambles
Forcing the club championships into one calendar year would cause mayhem without an even more truncated intercounty season to go with it, but would it be an idea to run off the semi-finals pre Christmas and leave the club finals to the traditional St. Patrick's Day slot?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: DownFanatic on January 23, 2019, 12:07:08 PM
In regards Kerry this year:

Beaufort who are in the All Ireland JFC final this year. They played division 1 league football in Kerry last year.
Kilcummin who are in the All Ireland IFC final this year. They played in division 2 league football in Kerry last year.
Completely skewed.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: toby47 on January 23, 2019, 12:19:29 PM
Absolute rubbish that senior teams last played on 2nd December in provincial final and have to wait until 16th Feb to play again. 11 week gap with no games or anything.

In the mean time players cant play for collages or county team and also end up getting no break all year round.

The club calendar is a shambles
Forcing the club championships into one calendar year would cause mayhem without an even more truncated intercounty season to go with it, but would it be an idea to run off the semi-finals pre Christmas and leave the club finals to the traditional St. Patrick's Day slot?


This year their will be 28 weeks between the All-Ireland football final & the All Ireland Club final.

Extremely drawn out! Using my own county as an example you are going to have probably 9 games from 1st round in county championship to All-Ireland final (10 if you are in prelim)

A shit comparison but this weekend will be 24 weeks since the premiership started (start date 11th Aug) and teams will already have played 23 league games (some with 6 European games) and a minimum of 2 cup games. I know it's a silly comparison with a professional sport but the point is how much the club season is dragged out. Especially the stage between Provincial Final and All Ireland Semi (11 weeks) and then the break to the All Ireland Final (4 weeks)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on January 23, 2019, 01:12:34 PM
Absolute rubbish that senior teams last played on 2nd December in provincial final and have to wait until 16th Feb to play again. 11 week gap with no games or anything.

In the mean time players cant play for collages or county team and also end up getting no break all year round.

The club calendar is a shambles
Forcing the club championships into one calendar year would cause mayhem without an even more truncated intercounty season to go with it, but would it be an idea to run off the semi-finals pre Christmas and leave the club finals to the traditional St. Patrick's Day slot?


This year their will be 28 weeks between the All-Ireland football final & the All Ireland Club final.

Extremely drawn out! Using my own county as an example you are going to have probably 9 games from 1st round in county championship to All-Ireland final (10 if you are in prelim)

A shit comparison but this weekend will be 24 weeks since the premiership started (start date 11th Aug) and teams will already have played 23 league games (some with 6 European games) and a minimum of 2 cup games. I know it's a silly comparison with a professional sport but the point is how much the club season is dragged out. Especially the stage between Provincial Final and All Ireland Semi (11 weeks) and then the break to the All Ireland Final (4 weeks)

Training to match ratios off the charts
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 23, 2019, 07:06:18 PM
Absolute rubbish that senior teams last played on 2nd December in provincial final and have to wait until 16th Feb to play again. 11 week gap with no games or anything.

In the mean time players cant play for collages or county team and also end up getting no break all year round.

The club calendar is a shambles

Dr. Crokes had the East Kerry Championship in December.  Played Rd 1 game on Thursday 6th, quarter final on 14th, semi-final on 16th, final on 22nd.

Bereavements caused Rd1 1 being a day late and the quarter final being 5 days late quarter final on Friday night, with the semi on the Sunday. 

To highlight the gap between senior and intermediate, Dr. Crokes (senior champs) beat Kilcummin (intermediate champs) in the final on a scoreline of 3-24 to 1-8 (half time 2-11 to 0-2).

People very unhappy about the way the competition was run in 2018...expect changes in 2019 with at least a round or two earlier in the year.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 23, 2019, 07:07:37 PM
In regards Kerry this year:

Beaufort who are in the All Ireland JFC final this year. They played division 1 league football in Kerry last year.
Kilcummin who are in the All Ireland IFC final this year. They played in division 2 league football in Kerry last year.
Completely skewed.

You obviously don't understand that County League tables mean nothing for club championship football in Kerry.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on January 23, 2019, 07:22:29 PM
Let's ban Kerry teams till the Ulster bucks say they can come back in!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on January 23, 2019, 10:11:15 PM
Let's ban Kerry teams till the Ulster bucks say they can come back in!

Yes, let’s.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on January 24, 2019, 09:46:35 AM
In regards Kerry this year:

Beaufort who are in the All Ireland JFC final this year. They played division 1 league football in Kerry last year.
Kilcummin who are in the All Ireland IFC final this year. They played in division 2 league football in Kerry last year.
Completely skewed.

You obviously don't understand that County League tables mean nothing for club championship football in Kerry.

And therein lies the problem. Look, let Kerry do whatever the wish within the confines of their championship (most people praise their internal setup), but Div 1 Kerry teams should not be playing junior for example in the AI series. It's like Magherafelt, Ballinascreen etc playing the likes of Red Hughs from Donegal in Ulster, which would be completely unfair.


What is unfair? 

I tend to agree that Kerry have somewhat of an advantage with their structure

agreed

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on January 24, 2019, 07:16:18 PM
Jog2...can you accept that the County League counts for nothing in Kerry?  They were put in place to give players games in an attempt to curb lads playing soccer over the summer when the GAA rules allowed members to play soccer.  Has been that way since 1970, the year the ban was lifted.

You have it backwards in one sense...it is not that Kerry allow Div 1 teams to be junior, it is more that junior teams can be promoted to Div 1 without winning the junior championship...as the two are completely separate, independent competitions.

My understanding in some other counties is that the end of season league table dictates what your grade is for the following season...Div 1 will be senior, Div 2 will be intermediate, etc.  Nothing wrong with that.  Up to each county to decide how many in each grade and how many in each division of their league.

No county panellist plays in the Kerry county league, so the tables are considered unfair...a club with good, but not great, players will climb the league.  Beaufort are such an example.  Miltown/Castlemaine were consistently the second best team in Div 1 until a few years ago, as they too had no county men.  The leagues are spiced up a bit by having three promoted and three relegated each year - out of 12 teams that start a season in a lower division, that means half will be somewhere else next year (except Div 1 obviously as you cannot be promoted upward)

The advantage Kerry have is their intermediate champion is the 9th best in the county and the junior is 25th best, with the grade a team plays in being based on last year's championships, not league table.  Win and move up, don't win and stay put, lose all championship games and you will be relegated.  I'll bet all other county intermediate champs rank much lower than 9th.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on February 03, 2019, 08:57:20 PM
Finals in both codes for junior and intermediate clubs this coming weekend, plus senior hurling semi-finals on Saturday as well.


Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) in Carrick-on-Shannon 1:30pm
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mullinalaghta (Longford) in Thurles 3:30pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: St. Enda’s (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11
20 Jan: Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-11 Two Mile House (Kildare) 0-10

Feb 9: Final St. Enda’s (Antrim) v Kilcummin (Kerry) in Croke Park 4:45pm

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) 1-8 Red Hugh’s (Donegal) 0-9
20 Jan: Beaufort (Kerry) 0-12 Young Ireland’s (Louth) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Easkey (Sligo) v Beaufort (Kerry) in Croke Park 3pm

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) v St. Thomas’s (Galway) in Parnell Park 3pm
9 Feb: Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) in Thurles 5pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Charleville (Cork) 1-15 Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) 1-13
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) 1-13 St. Galls (Antrim) 2-4

Feb 10: Final Charleville (Cork) v Oramor-Marree (Galway) in Croke Park 3:15pm

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-8 St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) 0-10
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 0-23 Cloughduv (Cork) 2-16

Feb 10: Final Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) v Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) in Croke Park 1:30pm
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on February 07, 2019, 04:18:13 PM
Good luck to Easkey.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on February 07, 2019, 07:48:09 PM
Good luck to Easkey.

Massive plus one from me.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on February 07, 2019, 08:02:02 PM
Is the St Enda’s Match being shown live anywhere?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Gael85 on February 07, 2019, 08:24:24 PM
Is the St Enda’s Match being shown live anywhere?

Read somewhere it on TG4 you tube channel.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 09, 2019, 03:49:17 PM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: TheMaster on February 09, 2019, 04:09:44 PM
Congrats to Beaufort and Kilcummin. Both should win handy today. Expect Dr Crokes to win senior championship easy enough too.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on February 09, 2019, 05:13:49 PM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o

Beaufort playing with a force 9 wind it seemed
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Sandy Hill on February 09, 2019, 06:12:32 PM
St Enda’s beaten.  5.13 to 2.09.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Wildweasel74 on February 09, 2019, 06:20:25 PM
I see on the twitter feed for our Kerry friends they call themselves a Kerry Senior club. Oh the irony! The set up is skewered as the Kerry teams are not the same level as their junior and inter opponents. Kerry barely register at senior level on the club scene as they dont have this advantage.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: TheMaster on February 09, 2019, 06:23:16 PM
Have Beaufort, Kilcummin, Ballyhale, St Thomas backed and need Mayo and Kerry to win me €10k
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 09, 2019, 06:35:00 PM
Have Beaufort, Kilcummin, Ballyhale, St Thomas backed and need Mayo and Kerry to win me €10k

Best of luck... one difficult game to get you over the line
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 09, 2019, 07:14:46 PM
I see on the twitter feed for our Kerry friends they call themselves a Kerry Senior club. Oh the irony! The set up is skewered as the Kerry teams are not the same level as their junior and inter opponents. Kerry barely register at senior level on the club scene as they dont have this advantage.
Dr Crokes and An Gaeltacht say G'day
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Wildweasel74 on February 09, 2019, 07:28:24 PM
Yeah 2 teams in the past 25yrs. Hardly dominating
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 09, 2019, 07:39:00 PM
Have Beaufort, Kilcummin, Ballyhale, St Thomas backed and need Mayo and Kerry to win me €10k
Jaysus you will be watching the second half from Tralee peering out from behind the couch so...
What odds?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: MK on February 09, 2019, 08:51:02 PM
Have Beaufort, Kilcummin, Ballyhale, St Thomas backed and need Mayo and Kerry to win me €10k

Well done .....although the Dublin drift ultimately proved in your favour  ;)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on February 09, 2019, 09:05:29 PM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o

This is the Disgrace that is allowed to happen. Kerry are entering what is in reality a Intermediate B team.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: nrico2006 on February 10, 2019, 10:42:04 AM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o

This is the Disgrace that is allowed to happen. Kerry are entering what is in reality a Intermediate B team.

Do Kerry have multiple Junior championships like they do at senior. I know Lispole won one and Beaufort also.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on February 10, 2019, 11:12:05 AM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o

This is the Disgrace that is allowed to happen. Kerry are entering what is in reality a Intermediate B team.

Do Kerry have multiple Junior championships like they do at senior. I know Lispole won one and Beaufort also.

Kerry have one Junior Championship each year. There is a grade below Junior called the Novice Championship, but is a different Competition. There is a Senior championship and ''The'' Championship made of the 8 Senior teams, regions and amalgamations.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on February 10, 2019, 11:48:31 AM
The very best of luck to Oranmore Maree in the Intermediate final v Charleville this afternoon. 
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 10, 2019, 11:58:54 AM
The very best of luck to Oranmore Maree in the Intermediate final v Charleville this afternoon.

I think they have a great chance, a bit of urgency though throughout the game and keep pilling on the scores.. good luck also to our Top referee looking after the match and his Umpires
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Seamus on February 10, 2019, 02:48:07 PM
Just switched on the AI junior final 35 mins played and Easkey 0-1 Beaufort 3-10  :o

This is the Disgrace that is allowed to happen. Kerry are entering what is in reality a Intermediate B team.

Do Kerry have multiple Junior championships like they do at senior. I know Lispole won one and Beaufort also.

Kerry have one Junior Championship each year. There is a grade below Junior called the Novice Championship, but is a different Competition. There is a Senior championship and ''The'' Championship made of the 8 Senior teams, regions and amalgamations.

Last year Kerry renamed the Junior and Novice Championships to Junior Premier and Junior. Beaufort won the Junior Premier, Lispole won the Junior.
 
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 10, 2019, 02:49:45 PM
What a great display of heart courage and some fine skill from Castleblaney at Croke Park there now.. tiredness and wind advantage proving to be their downfall.. winning with 8 minutes to go they pushed this a Kilkenny team the whole way.. the Kilkenny team were 1/33
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 10, 2019, 04:40:19 PM
Some come back win from Oranmore Maree. 6 points down at half time. Win by 6.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 10, 2019, 04:52:26 PM
Some come back win from Oranmore Maree. 6 points down at half time. Win by 6.

I fancied them strongly, though Charville were slicker in the first half, the county lad was running the show, they never left the changing rooms at halftime.

First Galway team to win intermediate
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Boycey on February 10, 2019, 04:58:08 PM
What a great display of heart courage and some fine skill from Castleblaney at Croke Park there now.. tiredness and wind advantage proving to be their downfall.. winning with 8 minutes to go they pushed this a Kilkenny team the whole way.. the Kilkenny team were 1/33

Having no subs beat us, they had 3/4 of similiar quality to those starting and we didn't. Matched them in every other aspect of the game.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 10, 2019, 05:02:28 PM
What a great display of heart courage and some fine skill from Castleblaney at Croke Park there now.. tiredness and wind advantage proving to be their downfall.. winning with 8 minutes to go they pushed this a Kilkenny team the whole way.. the Kilkenny team were 1/33

Having no subs beat us, they had 3/4 of similiar quality to those starting and we didn't. Matched them in every other aspect of the game.

Came up to play us after Xmas, I thought the Blaney lads were very good, fit, had a game plan, structure and strong in the tackle.. as you say unfortunately the last 8 minutes you’d no game changer, gutted for the lads.. I thought the 1/33 for the Kilkenny lads was outrageous
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Boycey on February 10, 2019, 05:04:26 PM
Paddy Power went 1/66 :). A right few in Blayney had us backed at 14/1..
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 10, 2019, 05:21:45 PM
Paddy Power went 1/66 :). A right few in Blayney had us backed at 14/1..

They never lacked effort that’s for sure, huge boost to the county, hurling wise
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on February 10, 2019, 07:39:38 PM
10 Feb Update.  Congrats to all winners thus far.  Senior football semi-finals next Saturday, 16 Feb.


Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) v Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) in Carrick-on-Shannon 1:30pm
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) v Mullinalaghta (Longford) in Thurles 3:30pm

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: St. Enda’s (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11
20 Jan: Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-11 Two Mile House (Kildare) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Kilcummin (Kerry) 5-13 St. Enda’s (Antrim) 2-9

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) 1-8 Red Hugh’s (Donegal) 0-9
20 Jan: Beaufort (Kerry) 0-12 Young Ireland’s (Louth) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Beaufort (Kerry) 3-17 Easkey (Sligo) 0-5

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: St. Thomas’s (Galway) 0-18 Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) 2-11
9 Feb: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 1-15 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-13

March 17: Final St. Thomas’s (Galway) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)  in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Charleville (Cork) 1-15 Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) 1-13
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) 1-13 St. Galls (Antrim) 2-4

Feb 10: Final Oramor-Marree (Galway) 2-18 Charleville (Cork) 1-15

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-8 St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) 0-10
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 0-23 Cloughduv (Cork) 2-16

Feb 10: Final Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 1-17 Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-13

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on February 10, 2019, 08:19:49 PM
The very best of luck to Oranmore Maree in the Intermediate final v Charleville this afternoon.

I think they have a great chance, a bit of urgency though throughout the game and keep pilling on the scores.. good luck also to our Top referee looking after the match and his Umpires
Great second half display from Oran Maree and a tour de force throughout from Niall Burke saw the Galway lads claim victory.  Charleville will rue their second half indiscipline with two lads seeing red.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rudi on February 13, 2019, 02:26:52 PM
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on February 13, 2019, 02:37:18 PM
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.

Yea, seems they've made a short journey even shorter for Corofin.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on February 13, 2019, 04:20:59 PM
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.
Markievicz Park isn't available at the moment so that wasn't an option.

They could have gone to Ballyshannon instead though it is a bit closer to Gweedore than Corofin. Though given that Carrick is almost twice as long a trek for Gweedore as it is Corofin that shouldn't have been a problem.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: seafoid on February 15, 2019, 08:54:36 AM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/kevin-cassidy-writes-cheery-epilogue-to-an-eventful-career-1.3794273

Kevin Cassidy writes cheery epilogue to an eventful career
Former Donegal All Star relishing his club Gaoth Dobhair’s march on the big time
Seán Moran

 
Gaoth Dobhair’s Kevin Cassidy: ‘We had a long campaign with county and Ulster, so we rested the bodies and then we were mad to get back’ Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho
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There is an irony at the heart of how Kevin Cassidy assesses the complications of his football career. On the national stage he has won two All Star awards and a national league medal. He also picked up an Ulster medal in what surprisingly turned out to be his last season at inter-county level.
He is probably as well-known for being cut from the panel by manager Jim McGuinness at the end of that year, 2011, in an extraordinarily controversial punishment for co-operating with a book about that year’s championship.
Happily this past couple of months have fixed the focus back on the field of play where Cassidy, at 37, has been assisting his club, Gaoth Dobhair, in winning a first AIB Ulster football title and now he and they prepare for an All-Ireland semi-final against champions Corofin.
In the book that caused all of those ripples seven years ago, Cassidy explained that he had been about to quit the Donegal panel just before McGuinness took over but was persuaded otherwise.
Now, he believes that he is enjoying an exhilarating coda to an eventful career because of the premature conclusion to his county career, even though it cast him as an outsider when the county won the All-Ireland 12 months’ later in 2012.
‘All or nothing’
“That was strange,” he says, “because I’d thrown maybe 10 or 12 years of my life in with Donegal. If you play county football, you’re all or nothing really. We had spoken about the great scenes and in Gweedore people like to enjoy themselves.
“We had spoken about what we’d do if Sam Maguire came back. So for me to be sitting eating Weetabix when it was passing my house was strange but I’m a great believer in what’s for you won’t go past you.
 “If I had continued playing for Donegal, there’s no way I’d be fit to play (club) today. Someone up there was looking down on me because if you were offered the two (All-Irelands), club is the one you’d take.”
The club established an irresistible rhythm through late autumn and early winter. Gaoth Dobhair weren’t strangers to winning county titles but Donegal teams had been notable under-achievers in Ulster down the years, and only one other club from the county, St Joseph’s, had won the province and that came all the way back in 1975.
The celebrations were as might have been expected in those unique circumstances but Cassidy and the more experienced players, like Eamon and Neil McGee, understood that the novelty of their achievement also created challenges that went beyond navigating the celebrations. The most pressing one was the need to negotiate the enormous gap between the provincial and All-Ireland championships, stretching from the beginning of December to the middle of February.
‘Battered on’ 
"Directly after the game we sat down and we’re lucky we have a few older heads in the dressing room who can throw in their opinions. To be honest, the young lads would have battered on and trained away. You have to try to peak come Saturday so we took two weeks completely off; we didn’t meet for any training session; we tipped away with the gym.
“A lot of us have friends throughout Ireland who have been in this situation so we touched base with them to try to get advice on how they approached it. We think we got it right and our coach Micheal Boyle has us all in fantastic shape. We played a number of challenge matches and we feel we have the balance right.
“The likes of James McCarthy (Ballymun and Dublin), Eamon Fennell (St Vincent’s and Dublin) and the Crossmaglen lads – just bouncing it off them because they’ve been there and done that.
“The likes of the McGees have other friends who have been there so we just tried to see what was the best way to go forward, as it’s our first time, which is different to Corofin. We had a long campaign with county and Ulster, so we rested the bodies and then we were mad to get back.”
Calculating full forward
His own game has modified from the hard-running, physical wing back and centrefielder of his inter-county days into a cute, calculating full forward, still mobile enough to cause problems and clever in his use of the ball. His two points from play were key contributions in a low-scoring Ulster final, protracted by extra time, against Monaghan’s Scotstown.
He clearly enjoys the odyssey of his club – witness the ebullient, boisterous video posting online after the Ulster triumph – and the less ascetic lifestyle demanded away from the inter-county scene.
“When you step away from the county scene,” he muses, “it’s strange because you look back and you think, ‘would I do it again if I was asked?’ I’m not sure you would, well, I’m not sure I would.
“I’m sure teams do celebrate. It’s just that we’re so worried now about letting people see it, because it’s a sign of weakness or something, I don’t know what it is. The club’s different, we’re all friends and nobody really gives a damn.
“If I was playing for Dublin and I put out that video I’d be shot! But that’s the way it is with county teams, every county has a code that you’re not allowed to do this, you’re not allowed to do that. I suppose it works but sometimes you need to live life too.”

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 15, 2019, 09:01:33 AM
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.
Markievicz Park isn't available at the moment so that wasn't an option.

They could have gone to Ballyshannon instead though it is a bit closer to Gweedore than Corofin. Though given that Carrick is almost twice as long a trek for Gweedore as it is Corofin that shouldn't have been a problem.
Regardless of distances they were never going to fix an AI semi final in the home county of one of the participants.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 15, 2019, 10:48:14 AM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/all-ireland-club-finals-could-be-played-in-january-from-next-year-1.3794441?mode=amp
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on February 16, 2019, 11:13:17 AM
How come one of the provincial winners didn’t play the UK winners this year?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 16, 2019, 11:21:49 AM
The London Champions played in Connacht ;)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on February 16, 2019, 11:27:22 AM
Ah right
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: tonto1888 on February 16, 2019, 01:47:13 PM
This game is over
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 01:47:55 PM
Corofin 1-4 Gaoth Dobhair 0-2. 15 mins gone Corofin just after scoring a goal Gary Sice.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: tonto1888 on February 16, 2019, 01:49:29 PM
Maybe it’s not over
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 01:50:08 PM
A lot of steps there. An easy one to spot too.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 01:50:38 PM
This game is over
Over?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: quit yo jibbajabba on February 16, 2019, 01:50:57 PM
Ill be the first to say it - how many steps there?!?!

Edit - second lol
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 01:52:05 PM
Great response from Gaoth Dobhair, fantastic finish by Cassidy but how many steps were taken before the initial shot.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 01:53:05 PM
Way too many steps, he’d taken five before the tackle came in, followed by 2 more before getting shot off
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 01:57:55 PM
Corofin 1-6 Gaoth Dobhair 1-4. 26 min gone. Good competitive contest.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 02:05:25 PM
Half time Corofin 2-7 Gaoth Dobhair 1-5. 2nd Corofin goal before half time against the run of play could knock the stuffing out of Gaoth Dobhair challenge.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 02:06:25 PM
Ian Burke responsible for a quick 1-1 there. Fantastic catch and slick hand pass for the goal and then fouled for a free.

Good game. Gaoth Dobhair have the wind in the 2nd half but hard to tell how strong it is. They've been able to kick a few scores from distance against it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Gael85 on February 16, 2019, 02:09:37 PM
Liam Silke doing great job nullifying Odhran MacNiallais.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: bennydorano on February 16, 2019, 02:11:11 PM
Corofin just look that wee bit too cute (& good) for Gweedore, hope I'm wrong but doubt it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 02:15:54 PM
Enjoyable half of football there. Gaoth Dobhair putting up a good fight and have responded well on a couple of occasions, but Corofin just have that extra bit of quality and class, and it's showing on the scoreboard. Their second goal there was very nicely worked.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 16, 2019, 02:19:21 PM
Very enjoyable game to watch.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on February 16, 2019, 02:27:20 PM
Very enjoyable game to watch.

Good contest. Hope Gaoth Dobhair can hang in there and take their chances. Is there a player in the country (Inc Tyrone) who goes to ground as easy and often as Lundy?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 16, 2019, 02:33:02 PM
Very enjoyable game to watch.

It is however Gaoth Dobhair are leaving themselves too open in defence, two goals conceded already and few more likely if Corofin want them.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 02:34:25 PM
Corofin been very close to a couple more goals only for the last pass going slightly off target. Gaoth Dobhair still in it though.

Cassidy still well capable of making a nuisance of himself up front.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 02:37:31 PM
45 mins gone Corofin 2-9 Gaoth Dobhair 1-9. Still all to play for.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 16, 2019, 02:44:58 PM
Kevin Cassidy is some boyo.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: imtommygunn on February 16, 2019, 02:45:46 PM
Referee not in full control here.

Corofin better team but Cassidy is good and if they can get him enough ball they can do a bit of damage.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 02:49:46 PM
3 quick points in a row for Corofin that should be it. 57 mins Corofin 2-12 Gaoth Dobhair 1-10.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 02:50:30 PM
Gaoth Dobhair’s kickouts killing them.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 16, 2019, 02:52:44 PM
Gweedore’s backs have been very indisciplined today
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: SouthDublinBro on February 16, 2019, 02:53:27 PM
Pure dirt from gweedore. Ulster boys are the sorest of losers.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 02:53:48 PM
Gary Sice is the heartbeat of that team, has been for a few years now
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 02:56:46 PM
Enjoyable game. Corofin certainly the better side but Gaoth Dobhair wouldn't quit. Corofin just upped the gears at the end when they needed to, and their quality shone through.

Cassidy is some man for his age.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 02:56:49 PM
Gaoth Dobhair probably needed more from Mac Niallais to win that but Silke had him well marshalled for most of the game. Cassidy won the battle of the auld lads up front but it wasn't enough.

Hard to argue with result. A bit more clinical up front and Corofin would have had a couple more goals. Gaoth Dobhair stuck with it all game though.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Captain Obvious on February 16, 2019, 02:57:35 PM
FT Corofin 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair 1-12. That 1-1 before half time the difference.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: TheMaster on February 16, 2019, 03:00:38 PM
Gary Sice should be dedicating that MOTM award to Maurice Deegan. Gaoth Dobhair punished for every foul Corofin lads and dragging and no frees awarded. Think Doctor Crokes will win final handy enough.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: imtommygunn on February 16, 2019, 03:03:18 PM
Best team won. Can’t see Corofin being beat in the final. They’re a slick outfit.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 03:05:24 PM
Gary Sice should be dedicating that MOTM award to Maurice Deegan. Gaoth Dobhair punished for every foul Corofin lads and dragging and no frees awarded. Think Doctor Crokes will win final handy enough.

After missing the steps for their goal and the fact that he could easily have black carded the Gaoth Dobhair corner back for pulling down his marker shortly after he black carded Lundy then I don't think they can have too many complaints overall.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 03:05:33 PM
Gary Sice should be dedicating that MOTM award to Maurice Deegan. Gaoth Dobhair punished for every foul Corofin lads and dragging and no frees awarded. Think Doctor Crokes will win final handy enough.

Best teams know how to win frees. Corofin are the defending champions and it will take huge performance from the winner of the 2nd semi final to beat them in the final.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 03:40:16 PM
Some start from Mullinalaghta!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 03:43:09 PM
Dr. Crokes 0-3 Mullinalaghta 1-1. 10 mins played. Goal a penalty.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 03:43:13 PM
Some penalty,  buried it in the same side as the Leinster final one
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 03:47:51 PM
11 from Crokes has been missing a good feed lately!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 03:53:28 PM
Game on
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 03:54:49 PM
Johnny Buckley off. Didn’t see what he did.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Itchy on February 16, 2019, 03:55:44 PM
What an opportunity for them now.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 03:56:18 PM
Jaysus, extra man for most of the game and 3 pts up, golden opportunity for Mullinaghta
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Itchy on February 16, 2019, 03:57:10 PM
Pitch is some mess.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Itchy on February 16, 2019, 03:58:17 PM
I count three very soft free one to crokes at this stage.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Itchy on February 16, 2019, 03:59:52 PM
Make that 4, pathetic referee
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 04:00:10 PM
Great tackle there, never a free.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 04:02:40 PM
Crokes been better since they went down to 14.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 04:03:28 PM
Make that 4, pathetic referee

That one was never a free. Looked like he fisted the ball clear.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 04:05:27 PM
Half time Dr. Crokes 0-11 Mullinalaghta 2-3. 14 man Crokes strong finish to the half to lead by 2.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Itchy on February 16, 2019, 04:07:42 PM
They don't miss much crokes but they look suspect on the high ball in when their full back is isolated.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 16, 2019, 04:11:23 PM
Down here in Thurles. Right beside pitch. I was expecting a snooker table. More like cabbage patch. I think I Crokes have edge here. Mystified as to why Buckley got red. Looked a simple collision
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: J70 on February 16, 2019, 04:21:58 PM
Gaoth Dobhair probably needed more from Mac Niallais to win that but Silke had him well marshalled for most of the game. Cassidy won the battle of the auld lads up front but it wasn't enough.

Hard to argue with result. A bit more clinical up front and Corofin would have had a couple more goals. Gaoth Dobhair stuck with it all game though.

Very impressed with Corofin, especially their quick kick passing to get the ball up to their forwards while they were in space. They had that wee bit more class and know-how up front than Gaoth Dobhair, who were more laboured in their build up. The Gaoth Dobhair men can hold their heads high though - gave their all and gave Corofin a tough game, but just were a wee bit short.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 04:24:47 PM
Think the sending off has woken Crokes up. Been much better since. Mullinalaghta can’t track the runners coming from deep.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Gael85 on February 16, 2019, 04:29:54 PM
Think the sending off has woken Crokes up. Been much better since. Mullinalaghta can’t track the runners coming from deep.

Referee bottled putting Daithi Casey off too .
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: imtommygunn on February 16, 2019, 04:31:03 PM
Crokes too good. Some very handy forwards  there.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 04:36:53 PM
The underdogs hanging in there and almost scored a goal a few minutes ago. Mullinalaghta 2-6 Dr Crokes 0-16. 47 mins played.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 16, 2019, 04:36:57 PM
Mullinalaghta getting some joy out of the high ball today when they use it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 04:38:24 PM
Mullinaghta stepped it up a bit in the last 5-10 minutes, looking more like a team with a man advantage.  Crokes look vulnerable in the full back line whenever they're got at.

Crokes attack is too good and clinical though.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 16, 2019, 04:53:53 PM
Full time Dr Crokes 0-18 Mullinalaghta 2-7. The top two sides fare off in the final. Mullinalaghta fairy tale over but what a fantastic season they had.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: imtommygunn on February 16, 2019, 04:56:09 PM
That has the makings of a good final.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 16, 2019, 05:15:29 PM
That has the makings of a good final.
I hope it lives up to its billing. Two good enjoyable semi finals today and the two underdogs gave a good account of themselves which was pleasing to see.

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 16, 2019, 06:03:26 PM
in Thurles. Right beside pitch. I was expecting a snooker table. More like cabbage patch.
Thought the game had been moved to Páirc Frank when I saw the pitch.
Good effort by the Longford lads but the better team won.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 16, 2019, 06:07:31 PM
That has the makings of a good final.
I hope it lives up to its billing. Two good enjoyable semi finals today and the two underdogs gave a good account of themselves which was pleasing to see.

Both finals will be decent on Paddy’s day.. hard to pick a winner, Shamrocks and Crokes will be favs, expect good crowds at this
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 16, 2019, 06:15:15 PM
That has the makings of a good final.
I hope it lives up to its billing. Two good enjoyable semi finals today and the two underdogs gave a good account of themselves which was pleasing to see.

Both finals will be decent on Paddy’s day.. hard to pick a winner, Shamrocks and Crokes will be favs, expect good crowds at this

Current odds has Corofin 5/6 favs.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 16, 2019, 08:58:02 PM
Enjoyed the trip to Tipp. Huge crowd there from all parts of Longford. Mullinalaghta must have been deserted. I ran into more old neighbours and lads I went to school with - all down to cheer the half-parish. Mullinalaghta gave a good account of themselves but there is no doubt they were beaten by a very good Crokes side with some fine players.

Wandered onto the pitch after to soak up Semple Stadium. Bit disappointed in it in fairness (I was there once before) It looked like a place that was very tired and the pitch was average club ground standard.

It should be a great final on St. Patrick's Day. Two footballing sides out to play exciting direct football.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: yellowcard on February 16, 2019, 10:02:41 PM
I think somebody stole David Brady’s phone or at least I hope they did.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: StephenC on February 16, 2019, 10:09:32 PM
I think somebody stole David Brady’s phone or at least I hope they did.

Nope, it's him. And he's backing his comment. Clown.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Harold Disgracey on February 16, 2019, 10:29:43 PM
I think somebody stole David Brady’s phone or at least I hope they did.

Nope, it's him. And he's backing his comment. Clown.
Loved Cassidy’s comeback.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Schkite on February 16, 2019, 10:35:32 PM
Brady is some miserable ballix
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: JoG2 on February 16, 2019, 10:41:55 PM
That has the makings of a good final.
I hope it lives up to its billing. Two good enjoyable semi finals today and the two underdogs gave a good account of themselves which was pleasing to see.

Definitely, enjoyed both matches today, fair play to all 4 teams. Gaoth Dobhair I feel didn't reach their full potential today. Couldn't get a hold in midfield and didn't get enough breaking ball, maybe underutilised big KC but that was maybe part of their decision making in the final 3rd. Put in a serious shift and represented Ulster very well. They can be very proud of their achievements this season.

As regards the final, it'll be very close. I've seen both Crokes and Corofin against Slaughtneil in the flesh. Corofin's performance in that final was the best I've seen from a club side. Crokes have serious footballers in all sectors. Should be some battle
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: yellowcard on February 16, 2019, 10:44:10 PM
I suppose Brady will be all over the media in the next few days which is likely what he wants. However his comments are bizarre, ill advised and more than anything else ill timed so I don’t know how he can rationally back them up without digging a bigger hole for himself. I’d say Cassidy will be flat out for the next few days with the videos just to rub his nose in it even more, he just can’t help himself.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: LaurelEye on February 16, 2019, 10:48:47 PM
Rinneamar ár ndícheall, leanamar leis an comhrac go deireadh, ach níor leor dúinn é.

Congratulations to Crokes who were deserving winners and whose speed and accuracy will be difficult for any adversary to deal with, and we wish them all the best on St. Patrick's Day. All we can do is try to learn from today and see what improvements we can make if the chance ever comes again.

It was a sad evening not only because of the result itself but because it meant the end of Mickey and JD's time as our management team. We will always gratefully remember these last three years and we wish them all the best with Cavan.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 16, 2019, 11:49:26 PM
What's with all the Brady craic ? ( Working all evening/night so not up to speed)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 17, 2019, 12:10:51 AM
Brady is some miserable ballix
The fact he gets paid to come up with the absolute sh*te he spouts on the radio beggars belief.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: rodney trotter on February 17, 2019, 12:24:18 AM
Brady is another Dick Clerkin. Loudmouth who loves to be heard..
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 17, 2019, 12:55:39 AM
Just seeing this now. So unnecessary from Brady. Being a dick for the sake of it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on February 17, 2019, 01:14:17 AM
What's with all the Brady craic ? ( Working all evening/night so not up to speed)
Attention seeking tweet stating that an opportunity of a lifetime to win All Ireland was past up because of too many drinking sessions was had.

He got close to 300 replies already. Kevin Cassidy reply probably the best one.

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: lenny on February 17, 2019, 07:58:31 AM
Carrick on shannon shouldn’t get any more matches until they can get a position for tv cameras on the half way line. Ridiculous to have to watch a game from in line with the edge of the D. Good game though, 2 good teams with corofin deserving winners.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Shamrock Shore on February 17, 2019, 09:09:40 AM
Just looking at Brady's twitter (@D9BMayo)

Sweet Jesus - he's some attention whore.

Someone should explain to him the first rule of being in a hole................
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 17, 2019, 09:55:28 AM
Brady's some gobshite coming up with that sort of cap.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on February 17, 2019, 10:38:14 AM
Carrick usually have the camera on the stand side for Connacht games
maybe TG4 wanted a different angle towards the stand

and yes, its just confirmed what we all knew about Mr Brady
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: imtommygunn on February 17, 2019, 10:43:38 AM
Final in the football should be good. The last time these two played I felt crokes won it through “dark arts” but look a much more capable side football wise now. Corofin may feel they owe them and might win by a few but should be close. David Brady sounds like the south’s Jamie bryson ;D
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: BennyCake on February 17, 2019, 10:47:22 AM
Brady is another Dick Clerkin. Loudmouth who loves to be heard..

Who is Brady, and what did he say?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: mrdeeds on February 17, 2019, 11:32:10 AM
Brady, Clerkin and Brolly are clickbait analysts. David Brady used to play with Mayo. Blamed Gaoth Dobhair defeat on their drinking after winning Ulster. Talked also about a bad example being set
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: yellowcard on February 17, 2019, 12:20:15 PM
Brady, Clerkin and Brolly are clickbait analysts. David Brady used to play with Mayo. Blamed Gaoth Dobhair defeat on their drinking after winning Ulster. Talked also about a bad example being set

Brady and Bernard Flynn are like shock jocks where everything is either brilliant or an absolute disgrace. No in between and I think both do it just for effect I don’t even think they believe what they say themselves.

Clerkin is just a poor pundit and a brown noser who constantly references his children, Monaghan or himself, don’t know how he gets so much airtime.

Brolly has the ability but chooses to see punditry as showbiz rather than analysis and constantly uses it to push his own agenda.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: caprea on February 17, 2019, 01:02:20 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rossfan on February 17, 2019, 01:12:23 PM
Sure Christmas was nearly 8 weeks before the game.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on February 17, 2019, 01:15:44 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

If they did they did! Where has the fun gone? I've seen loads of celebrations cancelled for this that and the other. And still nothing after all the sacrifices!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on February 17, 2019, 01:27:55 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

People like Brady seem to think Corofin are this machine that don't celebrate and immediately think to the next game, I know plenty of those Corofin lads and they certainly know how to enjoy themselves and it hasn't done them too much harm. Stupid statement from Brady.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on February 17, 2019, 03:01:07 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

People like Brady seem to think Corofin are this machine that don't celebrate and immediately think to the next game, I know plenty of those Corofin lads and they certainly know how to enjoy themselves and it hasn't done them too much harm. Stupid statement from Brady.

The difference is they probably don't put it all over social media!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rudi on February 17, 2019, 03:08:13 PM
Reply from Cassidy to Brady was excellent. If you can't celebrate after a big win no point in playing ball. Reward for effort if that's what you're into.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: mrdeeds on February 17, 2019, 03:23:41 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

Is that you Brady?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on February 17, 2019, 03:25:02 PM
Even if Gweedore had a few big nights out over the Christmas it was almost 2 months ago. Would have zero impact on a game yesterday.

No doubt he'll probably be on Off the Ball during the week to explain all.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on February 17, 2019, 03:49:59 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

People like Brady seem to think Corofin are this machine that don't celebrate and immediately think to the next game, I know plenty of those Corofin lads and they certainly know how to enjoy themselves and it hasn't done them too much harm. Stupid statement from Brady.

The difference is they probably don't put it all over social media!

Depends where you're looking! 😉
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Tatler Jack on February 17, 2019, 03:53:33 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

Don’t believe them David  Someone setting you up to make a dick of yourself!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: dublin7 on February 17, 2019, 05:37:52 PM
I have been told some of the gweedore lads went hard on the sauce over Christmas which would be frustrating for the lads that didn’t. You only get one crack at games like this if you are playing for a fairly unheralded club like Gaoth Dobhair. Maybe its not true at all, I don’t know.

Going drinking over Xmas would have 0% effect on a match in the middle of February. If you can't celebrate an Ulster title then what's the point in playing. If anything it shows how farcical the gaa calendar is yet again. Brady talking bulls**t as usual. He's still living off Mayo warming up in front of the Hill claiming that was brilliant mind games and led to victory. Conveniently forgets dubs were well in front in that game and only one of their usual bottle jobs in that era cost them an All Ireland appearance.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: brokencrossbar1 on February 17, 2019, 07:22:48 PM
Ah ...poor Brady...I seem to remember hitting it hard in the weeks over Christmas in 1998 and poor David getting a runners up medal for Ballina....he’s a prat!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on February 17, 2019, 08:54:40 PM
17 Feb Update.  Only St. Patrick's Day senior finals remain.


Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) 1-12
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-18 Mullinalaghta (Longford) 2-7

March 17: Final Corofin (Galway) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: St. Enda’s (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11
20 Jan: Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-11 Two Mile House (Kildare) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Kilcummin (Kerry) 5-13 St. Enda’s (Antrim) 2-9

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) 1-8 Red Hugh’s (Donegal) 0-9
20 Jan: Beaufort (Kerry) 0-12 Young Ireland’s (Louth) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Beaufort (Kerry) 3-17 Easkey (Sligo) 0-5

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: St. Thomas’s (Galway) 0-18 Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) 2-11
9 Feb: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 1-15 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-13

March 17: Final St. Thomas’s (Galway) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Charleville (Cork) 1-15 Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) 1-13
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) 1-13 St. Galls (Antrim) 2-4

Feb 10: Final Oramor-Marree (Galway) 2-18 Charleville (Cork) 1-15

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-8 St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) 0-10
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 0-23 Cloughduv (Cork) 2-16

Feb 10: Final Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 1-17 Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-13

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 17, 2019, 09:03:21 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 17, 2019, 10:05:25 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Actually contemplating going down this year, unreal line up in both games
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Hoof Hearted on February 17, 2019, 10:24:22 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Actually contemplating going down this year, unreal line up in both games

Add in the fact it's a Sunday with no work next day
Could be a record crowd - few hotels and b&b.s. booked
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: seafoid on February 18, 2019, 10:00:06 AM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Taylor on February 18, 2019, 11:10:36 AM
Two entertaining games on Saturday with experience coming out on top in both games.
Should make for a good final.

Has David Brady been booked for OTB yet?  ::)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rudi on February 18, 2019, 11:16:55 AM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling
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Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 18, 2019, 11:21:04 AM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.

Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on February 18, 2019, 12:47:11 PM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.

Ya he's only 18 or 19. Very similar build to Ian but is a defender, he has that little hop Ian has too, he'll come good in a couple of years. This is where I think the present Corofin management really outshine Stephen Rochford's time there, they're blooding about 2 new young lads every year in with these fantastic players they already have, Rochford tended to stick with the tried and tested. It's probably the biggest advantage of having club men as management too, they know what's coming up the ranks better than an outside manager would. Unfortunately for the rest of the clubs in Galway the Corofin juggernaut will roll on for another few years I think.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: seafoid on February 18, 2019, 12:58:52 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling


Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)

Brigids was great.
I was in Athlone the month after and all the posters were still up

 
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 18, 2019, 12:59:47 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling

A side from Carlow never won the football All Ireland although Eire Og in the 90s was one of the best club sides never to win it.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Rudi on February 18, 2019, 02:05:17 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling


Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)

Brigids was great.
I was in Athlone the month after and all the posters were still up

The players had a few pints too. Where was Davy Brady?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Milltown Row2 on February 18, 2019, 02:19:19 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling


Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)

Brigids was great.
I was in Athlone the month after and all the posters were still up

The players had a few pints too. Where was Davy Brady?

Was an attention seeking response from this balloon..

Amateur sportsmen celebrating winning an Ulster championship.... If they had have stayed off the booze right from the start of the season there would have been no guarantees they'd have won their own title never mind the Ulster title..Corofin more than likely would have won the game, thats why the bookies had them favs not because they heard that the Donegal men were still on the sauce.

The Corofin lads after winning their title would have also had a few drinks, but they are a different animal, they've been there before and have been conditioned to expect to be chasing the major prize every season, Cassidy team has enough in their locker to be back next year, as do the teams they bate to get there..

They'll be able to take stock and see where they can improve next time, but it won't be down to having some drinks
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 18, 2019, 02:21:06 PM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.
Could be wrong but I don’t remember Jason Leonard or Martin Farragher playing FBD for Galway?
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on February 18, 2019, 03:02:26 PM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.
It's a strong panel alright although of that starting team on Saturday only Fitzgerald,Sice who was and Burke,Silke currently is can be called established Galway senior county footballers, so i think Corofin are more about how well managed they are and the system,game plan they play and that's the challenge Crokes face on March 17th they have a panel to match Corofin but are they as good off the field as on it? 



Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: J70 on February 18, 2019, 04:41:17 PM
No matter how much hurling and football is played in 12 months it's always 4 familiar names on 17th march
Fair play -  on paper it should be 2 cracking games
The football final has the potential of making us believe in the big ball game once more !!

Club is much more open than county

Teams from Carlow, Antrim, Roscommon and Wicklow have won the football

Teams from Antrim and Dublin have won the hurling


Even teams from Galway have won it, hardly a hot spot of the GAA :)

Brigids was great.
I was in Athlone the month after and all the posters were still up

The players had a few pints too. Where was Davy Brady?

Was an attention seeking response from this balloon..

Amateur sportsmen celebrating winning an Ulster championship.... If they had have stayed off the booze right from the start of the season there would have been no guarantees they'd have won their own title never mind the Ulster title..Corofin more than likely would have won the game, thats why the bookies had them favs not because they heard that the Donegal men were still on the sauce.

The Corofin lads after winning their title would have also had a few drinks, but they are a different animal, they've been there before and have been conditioned to expect to be chasing the major prize every season, Cassidy team has enough in their locker to be back next year, as do the teams they bate to get there..

They'll be able to take stock and see where they can improve next time, but it won't be down to having some drinks
No guarantees for Gaoth Dobhair. No Donegal club has dominated in recent years.

Plus, its unlikely Kilcar will be lining out for the championship without Patrick McBrearty and Ryan McHugh again.

That said, I would expect to see both in the final four, at least, draw depending.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 19, 2019, 10:26:23 AM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.
Could be wrong but I don’t remember Jason Leonard or Martin Farragher playing FBD for Galway?

I thought Leonard played against Mayo in the FBD this year? Perhaps he was an unused sub likewise thought Martin Farragher had played FBD a few years ago.

They've some panel though when you look at that bench and it show no signs of letting up; There's been plenty of Corofin lads who've impressed playing underage for Galway in recent years. I forget his name now but the corner forward who played in last years minor final has a lot of talent, very light but was kicking scores from either feet effortlessly.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: galwayman on February 19, 2019, 10:54:34 AM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.
Could be wrong but I don’t remember Jason Leonard or Martin Farragher playing FBD for Galway?

I thought Leonard played against Mayo in the FBD this year? Perhaps he was an unused sub likewise thought Martin Farragher had played FBD a few years ago.

They've some panel though when you look at that bench and it show no signs of letting up; There's been plenty of Corofin lads who've impressed playing underage for Galway in recent years. I forget his name now but the corner forward who played in last years minor final has a lot of talent, very light but was kicking scores from either feet effortlessly.
Matthew Cooley was the minor corner forward.
I was even more impressed by the centre back Tony Gill on that minor team - another Corofin man.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Never beat the deeler on February 20, 2019, 07:06:41 AM
Was hoping to watch the club semi finals but can't find them on the TG4 player - highlights only.

Does anyone know if the full games are available? And are they available overseas?

TIA
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on February 20, 2019, 07:31:17 AM
Was hoping to watch the club semi finals but can't find them on the TG4 player - highlights only.

Does anyone know if the full games are available? And are they available overseas?

TIA

On GAAGO
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on February 21, 2019, 06:42:03 PM
I tihnk I make it 14 out of the 15 starters for Corofin on Saturday have played either FBD, League or Championship for Galway with Dylan McHugh who played in an All Ireland U21 final the only player not to do so. There's another few on the bench too, such a strong panel which only Crokes can match.

Gavin Burke looked good when he came on, he's Ian's younger brother. Think he's got got 2 more years left at U20 level for Galway.
Could be wrong but I don’t remember Jason Leonard or Martin Farragher playing FBD for Galway?

I thought Leonard played against Mayo in the FBD this year? Perhaps he was an unused sub likewise thought Martin Farragher had played FBD a few years ago.

They've some panel though when you look at that bench and it show no signs of letting up; There's been plenty of Corofin lads who've impressed playing underage for Galway in recent years. I forget his name now but the corner forward who played in last years minor final has a lot of talent, very light but was kicking scores from either feet effortlessly.
Matthew Cooley was the minor corner forward.
I was even more impressed by the centre back Tony Gill on that minor team - another Corofin man.

Gill was very good, interested to see how many of them can force their way onto the u20 team this year, If I had to pick one it would be Cathal Sweeney.
Title: Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
Post by: Ball Hopper on March 18, 2019, 06:30:33 AM
All done...


Senior Football

16 Feb: Corofin (Galway) 2-13 Gaoth Dobhair (Donegal) 1-12
16 Feb: Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-18 Mullinalaghta (Longford) 2-7

March 17: Final Corofin (Galway) 2-16 Dr. Crokes (Kerry) 0-10

Intermediate Football

20 Jan: St. Enda’s (Antrim) 3-9 An Spidéal (Galway) 0-11
20 Jan: Kilcummin (Kerry) 0-11 Two Mile House (Kildare) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Kilcummin (Kerry) 5-13 St. Enda’s (Antrim) 2-9

Junior Football

20 Jan: Easkey (Sligo) 1-8 Red Hugh’s (Donegal) 0-9
20 Jan: Beaufort (Kerry) 0-12 Young Ireland’s (Louth) 0-10

Feb 9: Final Beaufort (Kerry) 3-17 Easkey (Sligo) 0-5

Senior Hurling

9 Feb: St. Thomas’s (Galway) 0-18 Ruairí Óg, Cushendall (Antrim) 2-11
9 Feb: Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 1-15 Ballygunner (Waterford) 0-13

March 17: Final Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny) 2-28 St. Thomas’s (Galway) 2-11

Intermediate Hurling

19 Jan: Charleville (Cork) 1-15 Graigue-Ballycallan (Kilkenny) 1-13
20 Jan: Oramor-Marree (Galway) 1-13 St. Galls (Antrim) 2-4

Feb 10: Final Oramor-Marree (Galway) 2-18 Charleville (Cork) 1-15

Junior Hurling

20 Jan: Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-8 St. Mary’s Kiltoghert (Leitrim) 0-10
20 Jan: Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 0-23 Cloughduv (Cork) 2-16

Feb 10: Final Dunnamaggin (Kilkenny) 1-17 Castleblayney Faughs (Monaghan) 1-13