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Title: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on September 23, 2019, 03:23:15 PM
Just to get this started.
Semi Finals in all 3 Championships in Ros next weekend.
Senior
Ros Gaels v Strokestown
Boyle v Padraig Pearses
Inter
Oran v Castlerea
St Dominic's v Tulsk

Junior A
Ballinameen v Ros Gaels B
Clann na nGael B v Brigids B.
Ballinameen will be the Roscommon reps in the Connacht JFC.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 23, 2019, 03:51:54 PM
Connacht club fixtures.

Senior

Quarter final

Sligo champions v Roscommon champions

Semi finals

London champions v Roscommon or Sligo champions
Galway champions v Mayo champions


Intermediate

Quarter final

Leitrim champions v Roscommon champions

Semi finals
Roscommon or Leitrim champions v Galway champions
Sligo champions v Mayo champions

Junior

Quarter final

Mayo v Galway

Semi finals
Mayo or Galway v Roscommon
Sligo v Leitrim







Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on September 23, 2019, 06:36:44 PM
Galway SFC semi-finals

Corofin v Salthill-Knocknacarra
Tuam Stars v Moycullen

Galway IFC final

Micheal Breathnach v Oughterard

Galway JFC final

Glenamaddy v Salthill-Knocknacarra B
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on September 23, 2019, 06:39:34 PM
Connacht club fixtures.

Senior

Quarter final

Sligo champions v Roscommon champions

Semi finals

London champions v Roscommon or Sligo champions
Galway champions v Mayo champions


Intermediate

Quarter final

Leitrim champions v Roscommon champions

Semi finals
Roscommon or Leitrim champions v Galway champions
Sligo champions v Mayo champions

Junior

Quarter final

Mayo v Galway

Semi finals
Mayo or Galway v Roscommon
Sligo v Leitrim

Any dates for these?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on September 23, 2019, 08:58:25 PM
The Mayo SFC looks a lot more open this year. Mitchels have gone back on a few years ago. Ballintubber look pretty strong but there's an opportunity for Ballina or Ballaghaderreen to claim the title. The semi-final draw is...
Ballintubber v Ballina
Castlebar v Ballaghaderreen

Louisburgh would be my favourites for intermediate so long as they can get over The Neale in the semi-final. Ballyhaunis v Burrishoole is the other semi.

Kilmaine vs Castlebar B in the junior final so kilmaine will be in the Connacht Championship.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 23, 2019, 09:06:10 PM

Any dates for these?
Don't see any but probably the same as last year. Quarter finals the first weekend of November, 2nd weekend of November for the semi finals and the finals to be played on the 4th weekend.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 24, 2019, 10:32:45 AM
Sligo

Senior
Tourlestrane v Calry or Shamrock Gaels
Coolera v St Marys

Intermediate
Curry v Bunninadden
Geevagh v Castleconnor
Easkey v Enniscrone
St Farnans v St Johns

Junior
St Michaels ( :'() v Cloonacool or Tourlestrane B

Hurling
Naomh Eoin v Easkey
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on September 28, 2019, 03:44:29 PM
Connacht club fixtures.

Senior

Quarter finals 3rd of November

Sligo champions v Roscommon champions
Leitrim champions v Mayo champions

Semi finals 10th of November

London champions v Roscommon or Sligo champions
Galway champions v Mayo champions or Leitrim champions

Final  24th of November


Intermediate

Quarter final 2nd of November

Leitrim champions v Roscommon champions

Semi finals 9th of November
Roscommon or Leitrim champions v Galway champions
Sligo champions v Mayo champions

Final 16th or 17th of November

Junior

Quarter final 2nd of November

Mayo v Galway

Semi finals 9th or 10th of November
Mayo or Galway v Roscommon
Sligo v Leitrim

Final 16th of November

Dates added.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on September 28, 2019, 09:00:33 PM
Just to get this started.
Semi Finals in all 3 Championships in Ros next weekend.
Senior
Ros Gaels v Strokestown
Boyle v Padraig Pearses
Inter
Oran v Castlerea
St Dominic's v Tulsk

Junior A
Ballinameen v Ros Gaels B
Clann na nGael B v Brigids B.
Ballinameen will be the Roscommon reps in the Connacht JFC.

I see 2014 county senior finalists St Faithleachs was relegated to intermediate level this evening.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on September 28, 2019, 09:31:53 PM
They have indeed.
Ballinameen into Junior Final.
I hear the former big 2's B teams drew in the other semi.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on September 29, 2019, 07:41:54 PM
Inter Final Tulsk v Oran
Senior Final Pearses v Ros Gaels.
A strong Ref needed for Senior Final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on September 30, 2019, 10:48:40 AM
UPDATE:

Sligo

Senior
Tourlestrane v Shamrock Gaels
Coolera v St Marys

Intermediate
Bunninadden Easkey
Geevagh v St Farnan's

Junior
St Michaels v Tourlestrane B (St Michael's will be Sligo rep in Connacht)

Hurling
Naomh Eoin v Easkey
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on September 30, 2019, 11:55:43 AM
Unusually without a single county final yet being decided the Connacht Junior draw is settled, as the finals are all clubs v second teams.

Kilmaine v Glenamaddy
Winner v Ballinameen
Winner v St Michaels
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on September 30, 2019, 12:35:17 PM
Ros, whose Senior County team were playing till 4th August are at County Final stage.
Sligo knocked out 23rd June are only at Semi Final stage.
 
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on October 01, 2019, 09:44:28 AM
Ros, whose Senior County team were playing till 4th August are at County Final stage.
Sligo knocked out 23rd June are only at Semi Final stage.


Stunning analysis. You really show an in depth grasp of the subject.  ::)
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 01, 2019, 10:50:43 AM
Ros, whose Senior County team were playing till 4th August are at County Final stage.
Sligo knocked out 23rd June are only at Semi Final stage.
Roscommon's group stage took three rounds to complete, Sligo's took five. Plus the latter's group and knockout rounds are spaced out whereas Roscommon had the groups over 3/4 weeks and the quarter and semi finals on successive weeks. It could be tightened up in some places but it not being completed by early October not really a major issue. A lot more counties than ourselves made early exits and yet only Fermanagh are done and dusted.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 01, 2019, 11:07:28 AM
We switched from groups of 6 to groups of 4 this year to avoid having 2 games in April and then resuming in August.
I suspect a lot of players availing of the semi Pro American circuit in June/July means most Counties only start their Championships in August.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 05, 2019, 09:03:39 PM
Corofin into another Galway final as they aim to win a 7th county senior title in a row.

Ballintubber the Mayo champions into the county final after their 7 point win v Ballina tonight
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 06, 2019, 08:41:07 PM
A bit of mini shock in the 2nd Mayo senior semi final today with Ballaghaderreen beating Castlebar Mitchels 0-15 to 0-8.  Corofin will play Tuam Stars in the final after their win today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 06, 2019, 09:17:24 PM
Four Roads win the Ros Hurling Final.
I presume as usual they will play the Rhubarb Champions in the IHC with the winners playing the Galway Inter Champs in the Connacht Final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 06, 2019, 09:34:21 PM
Four Roads win the Ros Hurling Final.
I presume as usual they will play the Rhubarb Champions in the IHC with the winners playing the Galway Inter Champs in the Connacht Final.
London champions awaits in the semi i believe.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 06, 2019, 10:27:31 PM
Tourlestrane v Coolera in the Sligo senior final.

Four in a row on the cards for Tour but Seanie's boys have upset the odds twice already, maybe it might happen one more time.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 07, 2019, 04:07:26 PM
Corofin v Tuam Stars in the Galway SFC final. The Stars have had a great year and are bringing through a lot of talented young players. I think they might have only lost one game all year. Unfortunately that was to Corofin and will probably be repeated in the final.

Michael Breathnach v Oughterard in the intermediate final was a draw. Replay weekend after next.

Glenamaddy won the junior.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: mouview on October 09, 2019, 02:20:29 PM
Corofin v Tuam Stars in the Galway SFC final. The Stars have had a great year and are bringing through a lot of talented young players. I think they might have only lost one game all year. Unfortunately that was to Corofin and will probably be repeated in the final.

Michael Breathnach v Oughterard in the intermediate final was a draw. Replay weekend after next.

Glenamaddy won the junior.

Extra spice for the Galway final as Tuam Stars are the only club to have done 7-in-a-row. They will be aiming to prevent Corofin from doing the same.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on October 09, 2019, 07:51:29 PM

Extra spice for the Galway final as Tuam Stars are the only club to have done 7-in-a-row. They will be aiming to prevent Corofin from doing the same.

They might be aiming to prevent them from doing it but they haven't a hope in my opinion.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 13, 2019, 05:36:08 PM
Glencar Manor bet Ballinamore by 1 ot in Laythrum while Padraig Pearses win their 1st Ros Senior beating Ros Gaels 2-10 to 1-10.
Was 2-9 to 6 at one point.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: seafoid on October 13, 2019, 06:18:12 PM
Glencar Manor bet Ballinamore by 1 ot in Laythrum while Padraig Pearses win their 1st Ros Senior beating Ros Gaels 2-10 to 1-10.
Was 2-9 to 6 at one point.
That is a huge win for Pearses after all the heartache over the years.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 13, 2019, 07:51:58 PM
Glencar Manor bet Ballinamore by 1 ot in Laythrum while Padraig Pearses win their 1st Ros Senior beating Ros Gaels 2-10 to 1-10.
Was 2-9 to 6 at one point.
That is a huge win for Pearses after all the heartache over the years.

Good to see teams like that finally winning a title. Good manager in Pat Flanagan finally got them over the line, he also won county senior titles for Clara in Offaly and Tyrrellspass  in Westmeath.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 13, 2019, 09:39:55 PM
Michaels won the Sligo junior final and Naomh Eoin the hurling. First time for NE after a few defeats.

As for the junior the neighbours winning only makes it worse, a title that was tossed away.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 19, 2019, 05:56:44 PM
Oughterard win intermediate in Galway. On penalties after extra time in the replay against Michael Breathnach.

Matthew Tierney kicked 3 last gasp equalising frees over the two games. First one to draw the first game. Second to draw the replay at the end. And the third to draw it again at the end of extra time in the replay to take it to penalties. And then he kicked the winning penalty for good measure.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on October 19, 2019, 06:41:54 PM
My neighbours up the road The Neale have just beaten Ballyhaunis by one point to win the Mayo intermediate title.
Delighted for them.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 19, 2019, 06:46:42 PM
Oughterard win intermediate in Galway. On penalties after extra time in the replay against Michael Breathnach.

Matthew Tierney kicked 3 last gasp equalising frees over the two games. First one to draw the first game. Second to draw the replay at the end. And the third to draw it again at the end of extra time in the replay to take it to penalties. And then he kicked the winning penalty for good measure.
Awful way to lose a county final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 19, 2019, 08:27:05 PM
Ballintubber retained the Mayo senior title.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on October 19, 2019, 08:44:27 PM
I'm sure tubberman will have a few drinks tonight.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 19, 2019, 08:46:15 PM
Ballintubber retained the Mayo senior title.

From never winning a senior county title to now winning 5 senior county titles this decade.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on October 20, 2019, 04:58:47 PM
Corofin behind for pretty much the entire game save themselves with a free with the last kick of the game.

Goes to replay.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 20, 2019, 05:04:01 PM
Corofin behind for pretty much the entire game save themselves with a free with the last kick of the game.

Goes to replay.
Not for the first time that's happened in a Corofin game in Galway. Tuam probably have missed their chance now.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 20, 2019, 05:25:41 PM
Ballinameen win Ros JFC.
Inter Final a draw 2-10 each.
Late late equaliser for Tulsk who were 9 or 10 behind at one stage.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on October 20, 2019, 05:35:15 PM
Corofin behind for pretty much the entire game save themselves with a free with the last kick of the game.

Goes to replay.
Not for the first time that's happened in a Corofin game in Galway. Tuam probably have missed their chance now.
100%. Corofin will win the replay and probably comfortably
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on October 21, 2019, 03:28:45 PM
Tourlestrane won the Sligo senior final comfortably. Had an air of inevitability when they went 1-5 to 2 up after a quarter-hour. Coolera played alright in patches but bar getting it back to a goal margin in the first half never seriously looked like getting parity, and Tour finished it off strongly. The crowd for a county final was very poor too, sums up the general apathy around the county these days.

Only the second team to do four in a row in the county, they're talking of challenging for Connacht but I'd have my doubts, the standard of club football has gone seriously downhill over the last ten years, just as the fortunes of the county team have done too. We had two Connacht finalists in the noughties, one of them is now stuck in intermediate and the other is treading water in senior regularly too. Many clubs had better teams and were much more competitive back then. And yet remarkably for a team that's so utterly dominant in the county they had only one player on the Sligo team in this year's championship.

Bunninadden are playing Geevagh in the intermediate final next Sunday. Bunnies were relegated to D3 this summer but have taken out two of the favourites, and they have every chance of making it three.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 23, 2019, 03:34:14 PM
Minor A and B  Quarter final games in the Connacht COE this Friday both at 7:30 pm

St Brigids v Knockmore

Strokestown v The Neale

Semi finals Tuesday 29th

A Level

St Brigids/Knockmore v St Mary's Kiltoghert
St Farnans/St Patricks v Salthill Knocknacarra

B level

Stokestown/the Neale v Melvin Gaels
Oughterard v St Mary's


Both finals on November 1st.




Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on October 25, 2019, 09:42:45 PM
Good night for the Roscommon clubs in those minor quarter finals

St Brigids 1-16 Knockmore 2-12 AET
Strokestown 3-12 The Neale 2-10
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: BennyCake on October 26, 2019, 11:49:09 AM
Was that Gerry Kinneavy still refereeing in the Corofin v Tuam match?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 26, 2019, 11:58:31 AM
Good night for the Roscommon clubs in those minor quarter finals

St Brigids 1-16 Knockmore 2-12 AET
Strokestown 3-12 The Neale 2-10
Very acceptable ;D
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 26, 2019, 06:25:53 PM
Tulsk bet Oran in the Ros Inter Final replay 4-2 on PENALTIES!!!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 26, 2019, 08:03:02 PM
Tulsk bet Oran in the Ros Inter Final replay 4-2 on PENALTIES!!!

As I said about the Galway intermediate final, awful way to lose a county final.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on October 27, 2019, 12:54:16 AM
Was that Gerry Kinneavy still refereeing in the Corofin v Tuam match?

It was
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on October 29, 2019, 10:15:58 PM
Connacht minor semi final results

A Level

St Brigids 2-14 St Mary's Kiltoghert 1-9
St Farnans-St Patricks 0-5 Salthill Knocknacarra 3-15

B Level

Strokestown 3-15 Melvin Gaels 0-7
Oughterard  1-11 St Mary's 2-14

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on October 30, 2019, 01:19:38 AM
Well done Strokes and St Bs.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 01, 2019, 09:43:03 PM
Connacht minor final results.

A Final

Salthill Knockncarra 1-12 St Brigids 2-8

B Final

Strokestown 1-15 St Mary's 1-9
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 03, 2019, 02:38:40 PM
Low scoring in the Connacht senior quarter finals.

Tourlestrane  0-3 Padraig Pearses 1-2
Ballintubber 0-6 Glencar Manorhamilton 0-5

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: SLIGONIAN on November 03, 2019, 03:03:02 PM
Injustice
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 03, 2019, 03:30:08 PM
Tourlestrane  0-6 Padraig Pearses 3-7
Ballintubber 1-11 Glencar Manorhamilton 0-9


Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 03, 2019, 03:35:16 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 03, 2019, 04:31:22 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

Corofin ground it out after being behind at HT again. They look a tired team though and even though they often improve once out of Galway I think they could be vulnerable in Connacht this year.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 03, 2019, 04:39:38 PM
Injustice

What is?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 03, 2019, 05:37:58 PM
Injustice

What is?

Sligo lads weren't happy with the penalty Pearses got to give them a 2-2 to 0-3 lead. After it Pearses went down to 14 men and still managed to win by 10 points and Tourlestrane can hardly be happy with a mere 0-6.

In the other quarter final i see Cillian O'Connor didn't play today, why and will he be back for the Corofin game?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on November 03, 2019, 05:40:04 PM
Injustice

What is?

Sligo lads weren't happy with the penalty Pearses got to give them a 2-2 to 0-3 lead. After it Pearses went down to 14 men and still managed to win by 10 points and Tourlestrane can hardly be happy with a mere 0-6.

In the other quarter final, I see Cillian O'Connor didn't play today, why and will he be back for the Corofin game?

He hurt his hamstring at the end of the county final. Will more than likely play against Corofin.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 03, 2019, 06:44:04 PM
Injustice
??
Was it 1 point from a forward line?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Mano on November 03, 2019, 07:04:46 PM
Game swung on 2 penalty decisions after half time.  A stonewall pen to Tourlestrane not given and a dubious one given to PP. Rossfan 4 points for Tour forwards henry was plsying wing forward. Its a recurring theme at this stage Sligo teams getting shafted by referees.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 03, 2019, 07:54:03 PM
According to the Irish times report Tourlestrane scorers was
A McIntyre (0-1), J Leonard (0-1) two defenders, C Henry (0-3, 1f) named in midfield and L Gaughan (0-1, 1f) a forward.

Tourlestrane scored 4-18, 2-21, 2-19, 2-17 in some of their Sligo championship matches this year, obviously a big step up today but can't be too pleased with their scoring returning especially when 19 year old Paul Carey managed to score more than them with 1-6.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 03, 2019, 08:06:12 PM
Carey's a good one though.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 03, 2019, 08:10:38 PM
Carey's a good one though.
Good talent alright, I recall him scoring a simliar total v Kerry in the All Ireland U17 semi final a few years ago.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on November 03, 2019, 08:14:47 PM
Game swung on 2 penalty decisions after half time.  A stonewall pen to Tourlestrane not given and a dubious one given to PP. Rossfan 4 points for Tour forwards henry was plsying wing forward. Its a recurring theme at this stage Sligo teams getting shafted by referees.

Go away out of that, beaten by 10 points, in a game youse only scored 6, with 14 men for the last 20 mins.. Eamon O Haras interview was pathetic at the end to. Hows farmer Dan Eamon O Hara?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 03, 2019, 08:20:53 PM
Farmer Dan's team still standing in Connacht ;D
I wonder has Gerry Lohan won the managers "lookit" title?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Mano on November 03, 2019, 08:21:29 PM
2 pens is a 6 point swing. Instead of been 5 down it would be 1 up. That changes the course of the game.
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Post by: SLIGONIAN on November 03, 2019, 08:28:45 PM
We can only dream of getting the help Pearses got today from ref. Made sure they won the game.

Far clearer penalty not given to Tourlestrane. Nothing new. There was only about 20 secs of that 4 min interview where I thought O hara was talking waffle. The rest was on point.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on November 03, 2019, 10:14:43 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

Corofin ground it out after being behind at HT again. They look a tired team though and even though they often improve once out of Galway I think they could be vulnerable in Connacht this year.

Is that 14 county titles for Kieran Fitzgerald? Mad!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Duine Eile on November 03, 2019, 10:36:10 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

Corofin ground it out after being behind at HT again. They look a tired team though and even though they often improve once out of Galway I think they could be vulnerable in Connacht this year.

Is that 14 county titles for Kieran Fitzgerald? Mad!

 It is, it's some record and as far as I know he's been involved on the pitch in all 14 of those, he's not sitting on the bench collecting medals. Gentleman too. Fair play to Corofin, Tuam gave them their fill of it but Corofin did enough to see themselves through. Steede and Wall were their best on the day. Their form up front is a bit worrying though, 11 scores from 31 chances I think I saw on twitter? They'll be hoping to improve that the next day. People seem to think this is a sign Corofin have regressed this year and maybe they have but Tuam were really good the last day and again today.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on November 04, 2019, 08:37:23 AM
Ian Burke’s form has fallen off a cliff since the 2018 season.
He was poor for Galway this year and has carried that into the club cship.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: TheGreatest on November 04, 2019, 12:08:56 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on November 04, 2019, 01:02:15 PM
Corofin might be vulnerable enough next weekend yet.
Any information on new call ups for the 2020 county panel?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on November 04, 2019, 07:10:05 PM
Such a tonic to hear that super p.... O Hara so upset after the club semi-final, ranted for 10 minutes on Ocean fm, trowing a wobbly after a 10 point defeat and after your forwards manage just one point of your 6 point total is fairly tipical O Hara.
He even referred to Roscommon as one of the big counties ;D.
Well I have news for you Eamon, Sligo has a bigger population than Ros but only half the guts.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Mano on November 04, 2019, 08:12:30 PM
Such a tonic to hear that super p.... O Hara so upset after the club semi-final, ranted for 10 minutes on Ocean fm, trowing a wobbly after a 10 point defeat and after your forwards manage just one point of your 6 point total is fairly tipical O Hara.
He even referred to Roscommon as one of the big counties ;D.
Well I have news for you Eamon, Sligo has a bigger population than Ros but only half the guts.

A lot of factual inaccuracies, spelling mistakes, grammatical errors but thanks for posting anyway.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on November 04, 2019, 11:36:22 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

You decided to log in under your other user name?

Anyway, Corofin don't get special over the top funding from the GAA.
Do Corofin have an incredible backroom team?
They don't have all home games to win their county, Provincial and All Ireland titles.
What is a home game worth in extra points to a home side?
Does the referee give 50/50 decisions to the home side?
I'm sure there is a level of envy within the county, but on the national stage Corofin can lose to anybody.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: sligoman2 on November 05, 2019, 12:02:41 AM
Such a tonic to hear that super p.... O Hara so upset after the club semi-final, ranted for 10 minutes on Ocean fm, trowing a wobbly after a 10 point defeat and after your forwards manage just one point of your 6 point total is fairly tipical O Hara.
He even referred to Roscommon as one of the big counties ;D.
Well I have news for you Eamon, Sligo has a bigger population than Ros but only half the guts.

Eamonn was naturally disappointed at losing a game he felt they could have won.  You are a total w**ker, love to rub it in.  Pathetic clown.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 05, 2019, 12:13:21 AM
Fixtures for this weekend

SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Semi Finals 10th Nov 2pm

Corofin v Ballintubber – Tuam Stadium

Tír Chonall Gaels v Padraig Pearses – Ruislip

INTERMEDIATE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Semi Finals 9th Nov 2pm

Geevagh v The Neale – Markeivicz Park

Oughterard v Tulsk – Dr Hyde Park

JUNIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Semi Final 9th Nov 2pm

Kilmaine v Ballinameen – MacHale Park
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: TheGreatest on November 05, 2019, 07:55:01 AM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

You decided to log in under your other user name?

Anyway, Corofin don't get special over the top funding from the GAA.
Do Corofin have an incredible backroom team?
They don't have all home games to win their county, Provincial and All Ireland titles.
What is a home game worth in extra points to a home side?
Does the referee give 50/50 decisions to the home side?
I'm sure there is a level of envy within the county, but on the national stage Corofin can lose to anybody.

I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

1. Dublin senior footballers dont get any funding from the GAA, if they do its the same as other teams. If you are talking about the development money for school children, a recent study has confirmed Dublin are underfunded.
2. The only home games Dublin play are in the O Bryne cup, Dublin use a stadium they cant even train in for the home games, a disadvantage.
3. The Dublin senior fooball team uses half the money on preparation of their team annually compared to Mayo, a disavantage
4. Dublins training facility in Innisfails is miles, and i mean miles behind other countys with the nice new centre of excellence, there is a slant on the pitch and no hot water some times, a disadvantage.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on November 05, 2019, 06:44:42 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

You decided to log in under your other user name?

Anyway, Corofin don't get special over the top funding from the GAA.
Do Corofin have an incredible backroom team?
They don't have all home games to win their county, Provincial and All Ireland titles.
What is a home game worth in extra points to a home side?
Does the referee give 50/50 decisions to the home side?
I'm sure there is a level of envy within the county, but on the national stage Corofin can lose to anybody.

I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

1. Dublin senior footballers dont get any funding from the GAA, if they do its the same as other teams. If you are talking about the development money for school children, a recent study has confirmed Dublin are underfunded.
2. The only home games Dublin play are in the O Bryne cup, Dublin use a stadium they cant even train in for the home games, a disadvantage.
3. The Dublin senior fooball team uses half the money on preparation of their team annually compared to Mayo, a disavantage
4. Dublins training facility in Innisfails is miles, and i mean miles behind other countys with the nice new centre of excellence, there is a slant on the pitch and no hot water some times, a disadvantage.

I'll be shouting again for Dublin next year. You have a supreme collection of players who have been developed magnificently from their formative years. Money well spent that was given from Governments and the GAA. They have made Croke Park a fortress, where they enjoy the huge support of the Hill. For a Dub to call Croke Park anything other than Home is one of the greatest modern lies. If it isn't why do the GAA sell the Dubs Hill 16 Season tickets? Their is a pick and choose with facilities within the Capital and no need for investment in this area, so don't poor mouth me on this.

You asked a simple question in relation to Corofin and you got an answer that did not suit.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: giveballaghback on November 05, 2019, 07:54:49 PM
Such a tonic to hear that super p.... O Hara so upset after the club semi-final, ranted for 10 minutes on Ocean fm, trowing a wobbly after a 10 point defeat and after your forwards manage just one point of your 6 point total is fairly tipical O Hara.
He even referred to Roscommon as one of the big counties ;D.
Well I have news for you Eamon, Sligo has a bigger population than Ros but only half the guts.

Eamonn was naturally disappointed at losing a game he felt they could have won.  You are a total w**ker, love to rub it in.  Pathetic clown.
Sligoman2 and mano upset, this is real bonus country.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: magpie seanie on November 06, 2019, 09:53:00 AM
Such a tonic to hear that super p.... O Hara so upset after the club semi-final, ranted for 10 minutes on Ocean fm, trowing a wobbly after a 10 point defeat and after your forwards manage just one point of your 6 point total is fairly tipical O Hara.
He even referred to Roscommon as one of the big counties ;D.
Well I have news for you Eamon, Sligo has a bigger population than Ros but only half the guts.

Eamonn was naturally disappointed at losing a game he felt they could have won.  You are a total w**ker, love to rub it in.  Pathetic clown.
Sligoman2 and mano upset, this is real bonus country.


Their club lost. What do you expect? Seriously.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Tatler Jack on November 06, 2019, 12:08:20 PM
Quote
I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: TheGreatest on November 06, 2019, 03:08:06 PM
Quote
I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.

Misspelling you mean, is that the best you have, obviously have too much time on your hands....

A genuine question, how do fans and players of other clubs in Galway feel about Corofins dominance? or anyone from Armagh (Cross) or Laois (Port) etc,.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: joemamas on November 06, 2019, 06:54:51 PM
Quote
I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.

Misspelling you mean, is that the best you have, obviously have too much time on your hands....

A genuine question, how do fans and players of other clubs in Galway feel about Corofins dominance? or anyone from Armagh (Cross) or Laois (Port) etc,.

Thank you “the greatest “ aka  Kerryforsams
Time for a new name again
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: TheGreatest on November 08, 2019, 09:21:19 AM
Quote
I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

You are polluting it with not knowing the spelling of the province.

Misspelling you mean, is that the best you have, obviously have too much time on your hands....

A genuine question, how do fans and players of other clubs in Galway feel about Corofins dominance? or anyone from Armagh (Cross) or Laois (Port) etc,.

Thank you “the greatest “ aka  Kerryforsams
Time for a new name again

Defintley not me, i have had two names on this forum, the aristocrat and the greatest. I never denied it, i lost my previous log ins so set up a new account.

Thanks for the acknowledgement.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 09, 2019, 04:52:49 PM
Will be a Mayo v Galway intermediate Connacht final between two clubs close to each other. Mayo v Sligo junior final.

Results from this afternoon.

The Neale  4-13 Geevagh 1-11
Tulsk 1-8 Qugherard 2-16
Kilmaine 3-20 Ballinameen 0-6

Connacht senior semi finals on tomorrow at 2pm.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 09, 2019, 09:00:31 PM
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

A great achievement, are people in Galway getting a bit "why bother" if the same team is winning all the time. Are they looking to change the format to give the lesser teams a chance, is there bitterness towards Corofin?

You decided to log in under your other user name?

Anyway, Corofin don't get special over the top funding from the GAA.
Do Corofin have an incredible backroom team?
They don't have all home games to win their county, Provincial and All Ireland titles.
What is a home game worth in extra points to a home side?
Does the referee give 50/50 decisions to the home side?
I'm sure there is a level of envy within the county, but on the national stage Corofin can lose to anybody.

I dont want to pollute the thread with crap like the above. Apologies to the Connaught folk. It was a genuine question of how other people within Galway feel about Corfins dominance.

1. Dublin senior footballers dont get any funding from the GAA, if they do its the same as other teams. If you are talking about the development money for school children, a recent study has confirmed Dublin are underfunded.
2. The only home games Dublin play are in the O Bryne cup, Dublin use a stadium they cant even train in for the home games, a disadvantage.
3. The Dublin senior fooball team uses half the money on preparation of their team annually compared to Mayo, a disavantage
4. Dublins training facility in Innisfails is miles, and i mean miles behind other countys with the nice new centre of excellence, there is a slant on the pitch and no hot water some times, a disadvantage.
1. Where does all the AIG money go so? It goes to Dublin GAA then straight to the county teams
2. Why do Dublin get the same dressing room for every game in Croke Park?
3. I'd be worried if the mileage bill for Dublin players was as high as mayo because (a) most of their players have free cars and (b) most of them live and work at home, in their own county.
4. Dublin use plenty of top class facilities in the capital, which they have to pay a nice fee to use.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 10, 2019, 02:35:46 PM
Half times in the semi finals

Tír Chonaill Gaels 0-2 Pádraig Pearses 1-6
Corofin 0-5 Ballintubber 0-4.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: seafoid on November 10, 2019, 02:37:30 PM
Corofin 0-5 Ballintubber 0-4 at half time
with 3 cards for Ballintubber
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: seafoid on November 10, 2019, 03:17:57 PM
One point in it. Corofin ahead but Ballintubber finishing strongly
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 10, 2019, 03:26:33 PM
Ballintubber went down fighting. Easy enough win for Pearses in London. So we have a Roscommon v Galway Senior final much like what is happening at county senior level since 2016

Corofin 1-10 Ballintubber 0-11
Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-7 Pádraig Pearses 2-10
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 10, 2019, 04:17:07 PM
Ballintubber went down fighting. Easy enough win for Pearses in London. So we have a Roscommon v Galway Senior final much like what is happening at county senior level since 2016

Corofin 1-10 Ballintubber 0-11
Tir Chonaill Gaels 0-7 Pádraig Pearses 2-10
Corofin drawing some very easy frees here for some very lazy tackling by Ballintubber.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Gael85 on November 10, 2019, 04:48:43 PM
Cillian O'Connor should have got the line.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 10, 2019, 05:11:10 PM
Off to Tuam in 2 weeks I believe.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 10, 2019, 05:54:42 PM
Apart from fairly soft goal given away Ballintubber defended well, no club side better than Corofin to win tight games though. If Pearses defend well against Corofin it should be a competitive final in Tuam but its hard to look past Corofin winning yet another Connacht title.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on November 10, 2019, 07:34:40 PM
Cillian O'Connor should have got the line.

Yes, a nasty challenge. No attempt to do anything other than injure Fitz.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 10, 2019, 09:49:41 PM
Apart from fairly soft goal given away Ballintubber defended well, no club side better than Corofin to win tight games though. If Pearses defend well against Corofin it should be a competitive final in Tuam but its hard to look past Corofin winning yet another Connacht title.
They gave away 3/4 scorable frees because their players didn't know how to tackle
The only things Ballintubber did well was hold onto the ball and manufacture frees for themselves
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 10, 2019, 10:18:21 PM
Apart from fairly soft goal given away Ballintubber defended well, no club side better than Corofin to win tight games though. If Pearses defend well against Corofin it should be a competitive final in Tuam but its hard to look past Corofin winning yet another Connacht title.
They gave away 3/4 scorable frees because their players didn't know how to tackle
The only things Ballintubber did well was hold onto the ball and manufacture frees for themselves
To be fair they held the defending All Ireland champions to 1-10 in Tuam. The goal they conceded turned out to be a key score and they lacked scorers from play to win.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: From the Bunker on November 10, 2019, 10:28:55 PM
Ballintubber are punching above their weight to win Mayo titles. It was always going to be a big ask to beat Corofin in Tuam.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Lar Naparka on November 10, 2019, 10:30:12 PM
Apart from fairly soft goal given away Ballintubber defended well, no club side better than Corofin to win tight games though. If Pearses defend well against Corofin it should be a competitive final in Tuam but its hard to look past Corofin winning yet another Connacht title.
They gave away 3/4 scorable frees because their players didn't know how to tackle
The only things Ballintubber did well was hold onto the ball and manufacture frees for themselves
They certainly held on to the ball but it was frustrating over and back stuff and few had the conjones to attempt to land a score.
Given the heavy conditions, it was inevitable that they were going to lose possession and Corofin were far better at moving the ball out of defence.
Apart from the two Plunketts, nobody seem likely to split the Corofin, although I felt Diarmuid O'Connor held Ballintubber together for most of the game. Dunno what to make of Corofin; I thought they always looked likely winners but that was more because of Tubbers' shortcoming than and brilliance of their own.
Maybe it's just grumpy me or maybe it's due to the lousy weather conditions, but the standard of football was poor.

On reflection, it is probably both!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 11, 2019, 09:43:18 PM
Apart from fairly soft goal given away Ballintubber defended well, no club side better than Corofin to win tight games though. If Pearses defend well against Corofin it should be a competitive final in Tuam but its hard to look past Corofin winning yet another Connacht title.
They gave away 3/4 scorable frees because their players didn't know how to tackle
The only things Ballintubber did well was hold onto the ball and manufacture frees for themselves
They certainly held on to the ball but it was frustrating over and back stuff and few had the conjones to attempt to land a score.
Given the heavy conditions, it was inevitable that they were going to lose possession and Corofin were far better at moving the ball out of defence.
Apart from the two Plunketts, nobody seem likely to split the Corofin, although I felt Diarmuid O'Connor held Ballintubber together for most of the game. Dunno what to make of Corofin; I thought they always looked likely winners but that was more because of Tubbers' shortcoming than and brilliance of their own.
Maybe it's just grumpy me or maybe it's due to the lousy weather conditions, but the standard of football was poor.

On reflection, it is probably both!
Yeah, and the heavy pitch isn't exactly good for football
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Maroon Manc on November 12, 2019, 12:39:47 PM
The heavier pitches are giving Corofin's opponents a chance, if Corofin get to Croke Park they won't be beaten.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 12, 2019, 01:22:27 PM
The heavier pitches are giving Corofin's opponents a chance, if Corofin get to Croke Park they won't be beaten.

Wasn't easy to score big in recent games with the way Tuam and Ballintubber set themselves up. Corofin even outside of Croke Park will score freely against any poorly organised team. Also a case to be made that their biggest tests are in Galway and Connacht.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: shark on November 12, 2019, 01:29:26 PM
The heavier pitches are giving Corofin's opponents a chance, if Corofin get to Croke Park they won't be beaten.

Wasn't easy to score big in recent games with the way Tuam and Ballintubber set themselves up. Corofin even outside of Croke Park will score freely against any poorly organised team. Also a case to be made that their biggest tests are in Galway and Connacht.

I think your two points are linked. They have had their bigger tests more locally, due to to the fact that teams have set up to attempt to stop them. Last two years in the final both Crokes and Nemo went toe to toe - and paid the price with hammerings. There is no way Mountbellew would have got to the all-Ireland final last year - but they still drew with Corofin.
Can't see them losing to Pearse's. From Munster only Nemo would have the potential to trouble them - but this Nemo team are not as strong as the one two years ago. I expect them to make it back to Croke Park.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 12, 2019, 10:22:02 PM
The heavier pitches are giving Corofin's opponents a chance, if Corofin get to Croke Park they won't be beaten.

Wasn't easy to score big in recent games with the way Tuam and Ballintubber set themselves up. Corofin even outside of Croke Park will score freely against any poorly organised team. Also a case to be made that their biggest tests are in Galway and Connacht.
Hold on, Corofin had even more bodies behind the ball v Ballintubber.
They are a defensive team
It's just that they kick the ball up the field and it makes it look like they are not
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 13, 2019, 05:39:08 PM
Double Header this Saturday in MacHale Park

JFC Club Final 3pm
Kilmaine v St Michaels
 
IFC Club Final 5pm
The Neale v Oughterard

SFC Club final November 24th 2pm Tuam stadium
Corofin v Pádraig Pearses
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: fearsiuil on November 13, 2019, 08:57:51 PM
Double Header this Saturday in MacHale Park

JFC Club Final 3pm
Kilmaine v St Michaels
 
IFC Club Final 5pm
The Neale v Oughterard

SFC Club final November 24th 2pm Tuam stadium
Corofin v Pádraig Pearses
See young Matt Tierney doing very well for Oughterard, will Pauric Joyce be bringing him in to Galway setup for 2020?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 13, 2019, 09:23:39 PM
Double Header this Saturday in MacHale Park

JFC Club Final 3pm
Kilmaine v St Michaels
 
IFC Club Final 5pm
The Neale v Oughterard

SFC Club final November 24th 2pm Tuam stadium
Corofin v Pádraig Pearses
See young Matt Tierney doing very well for Oughterard, will Pauric Joyce be bringing him in to Galway setup for 2020?
Maybe but first he's got another year with  the U20s
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 16, 2019, 03:36:07 PM
One way traffic in the Connacht junior final at half time. Kilmaine 1-10  St Michaels 0-0.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on November 16, 2019, 04:06:32 PM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 16, 2019, 04:17:08 PM
It finished Kilmaine 5-17 St Michael's 0-03
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 16, 2019, 05:33:02 PM
Half time in the Intermediate Connacht final.

The Neale 0-7 Oughterard 0-7. Plenty of goal chances created in that opening half.

Full Time The Neale 0-11 Oughterard 1-16. Strong 2nd half by the Galway champs. The highly rated Matthew Tierney with the goal.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: galwayman on November 16, 2019, 06:16:11 PM
Big second half from Oughterard.
1-16 to 0-9 up in injury time
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 16, 2019, 06:18:34 PM
All Oughterard in the 2nd half. The two Tierney brothers running the show. 1-5 between them since HT.

All over 1-16 to 0-11.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 17, 2019, 11:16:20 AM
Have Pearses any chance next Sunday? Coming in under the radar and all?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 17, 2019, 03:28:48 PM
Have Pearses any chance next Sunday? Coming in under the radar and all?

Have a chance if they keep the game as low scoring as possible.

Tooreen 5 point winners in the Intermediate hurling Connacht final. Their 2nd  provincial title in 3 years.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 17, 2019, 05:41:32 PM
Have Pearses any chance next Sunday? Coming in under the radar and all?
A slight chance, 2 horse race and all that.
Also no pressure on Pearses.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 18, 2019, 09:59:21 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on November 18, 2019, 10:53:53 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Tubberman on November 18, 2019, 11:00:31 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF - giving out about a team not taking it easy on ye? FFS lads, take up a different pass-time.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 18, 2019, 11:57:19 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF - giving out about a team not taking it easy on ye? FFS lads, take up a different pass-time.
Really? Into the second half, 15 points up against 14 men, who've only managed a single point, and who would probably be quite relieved if the ref was to blow it up and end their ordeal early, and they go out of their way to score a couple more goals to really ensure the victory? FFS indeed.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: twohands!!! on November 18, 2019, 05:50:07 PM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF - giving out about a team not taking it easy on ye? FFS lads, take up a different pass-time.
Really? Into the second half, 15 points up against 14 men, who've only managed a single point, and who would probably be quite relieved if the ref was to blow it up and end their ordeal early, and they go out of their way to score a couple more goals to really ensure the victory? FFS indeed.

If it was an underage game, then you would have a point.
However this is an adult game and as such the opposition is perfectly entitled to play to the whistle.
I'd be more insulted if I was playing in a game where my team was getting hammered and the other team took their foot off the pedal and stopped going for scores.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: whitey on November 18, 2019, 09:11:50 PM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF are you taking about

This Mayo team have run “The Greatest Team in GAA History” to within a point on 3 separate occasions and drawn with them twice
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 18, 2019, 10:19:07 PM
Well done to Kilmaine on winning the Connacht JFC. They'll no doubt try to defend it next year if they can! Also well done to Tooreen, who beat Kinvara by 5 points. Shudda made it 50 when Kinvara were down ;) but still a great achievement.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Never beat the deeler on November 19, 2019, 04:30:14 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF - giving out about a team not taking it easy on ye? FFS lads, take up a different pass-time.
Really? Into the second half, 15 points up against 14 men, who've only managed a single point, and who would probably be quite relieved if the ref was to blow it up and end their ordeal early, and they go out of their way to score a couple more goals to really ensure the victory? FFS indeed.

If it was an underage game, then you would have a point.
However this is an adult game and as such the opposition is perfectly entitled to play to the whistle.
I'd be more insulted if I was playing in a game where my team was getting hammered and the other team took their foot off the pedal and stopped going for scores.

The most bizarre complaint I have ever seen on this board.
Imagine a team in a final playing to the final whistle!
Add the snide AOS blindside thrown in for good measure.

I've been on the wrong end of a fair few hammerings down the years but I've never heard anyone complaining about the other team continuing to score!
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 19, 2019, 07:53:10 AM
What would Owenmore Gaels have done?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rudi on November 19, 2019, 10:07:47 AM
It's not a bizarre complaint I played on teams in Roscommon and Donegal where our coach would have told us to go easy on the opposition in the second half. Dont score goals go for points etc. I now coach myself and have regularly taken off our best players when giving the opposition a hammering. As I said and has been further endorsed on this thread it's a Mayo thing.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Owenmoresider on November 19, 2019, 10:45:19 AM
4–13 to 0-1 now.
Kilmaine are a decent enough side but surely the Sligo county  champions should be able to put in a better show than that.
Their champs won Connacht last year at this grade
Not that much better really, the club scene here is quite poor as you can tell from the senior results, and with only 23 clubs in all the junior grade has very few clubs involved, only three could have gone forward from it. Michael's aren't much of a team at all and in fact all they had to do to reach Saturday's final was to beat our club in the county semi final two months back, as the other finalists were a second team and Leitrim had no team to go forward. We would have been seen as clear favourites to win junior but Michael's got us on a day and a ground that was made for them rather than us, and there may have been a certain complacency involved too. Not that we'd have beaten Kilmaine anyway but we may have fared a bit better.

Citing Easkey winning last year isn't really relevant, as Easkey really should never have been in junior to begin with, they suffered two straight relegations, and weren't far off going back up to senior this year. Our reps record in junior is pretty dire aside (and our own crew are 0/3 in that regard) and it's not much better in intermediate either.

Incidentally I see it was yet another case of a Mayo team going all Flat Track Bully on Sligo opposition, 1-13 to 0-1 up and game well over as a contest, in so far as it ever was, and then they go running in four goals after that. Just like AOS, they might find out that it's not so easy getting goals when you might actually need one or two when it matters.

Its a Mayo thing to really beat the shite out of ya, when your down. When the heat comes on them, they shit the nest, then we can have a good laugh.

WTF - giving out about a team not taking it easy on ye? FFS lads, take up a different pass-time.
Really? Into the second half, 15 points up against 14 men, who've only managed a single point, and who would probably be quite relieved if the ref was to blow it up and end their ordeal early, and they go out of their way to score a couple more goals to really ensure the victory? FFS indeed.

If it was an underage game, then you would have a point.
However this is an adult game and as such the opposition is perfectly entitled to play to the whistle.
I'd be more insulted if I was playing in a game where my team was getting hammered and the other team took their foot off the pedal and stopped going for scores.

The most bizarre complaint I have ever seen on this board.
Imagine a team in a final playing to the final whistle!
Add the snide AOS blindside thrown in for good measure.

I've been on the wrong end of a fair few hammerings down the years but I've never heard anyone complaining about the other team continuing to score!
It's not continuing to score itself, it's going for goals when you're already 15-20 points up I'm taking issue with. Not like it was a league game where score difference might perhaps come into the picture in the final standings, the game was long over and the cup was only waiting to be handed over, why go out of their way to pile on the humiliation on them?

What would Owenmore Gaels have done?
We wouldn't have won anyway, if that's what you mean. Might have done a bit better but then maybe not, we'd be different to Michael's in being a slightly better footballing side in general, and having more pace in the team, but then we'd be a lot lighter and less physical, which has cost us more than once in recent years, including that damp evening in Coola a while back.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Tubberman on November 19, 2019, 10:50:43 AM
It's not a bizarre complaint I played on teams in Roscommon and Donegal where our coach would have told us to go easy on the opposition in the second half. Dont score goals go for points etc. I now coach myself and have regularly taken off our best players when giving the opposition a hammering. As I said and has been further endorsed on this thread it's a Mayo thing.

Only Mayo teams hammer other teams!?
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 19, 2019, 11:22:15 AM
Meanwhile back to the Senior Final....
Hoping Pearse win it naturally enough but can't really see it happening.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: seafoid on November 24, 2019, 03:06:35 PM
Pearses were doing well and got back to equality only for Corofin to go down the field and score a goal.

https://youtu.be/XxHS9lTUN4Y
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on November 24, 2019, 03:32:47 PM
Corofin 1-10 Padraig Pearses 0-7

Pearses got it back level early in the 2nd half but then Corofin went up and hit 1-4 without reply to effectively end the game.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: fearsiuil on November 24, 2019, 04:00:32 PM
Liam Silke with another big goal today, well done Corofin on winning their 10th Connacht club title and 4th in a row.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Blowitupref on November 24, 2019, 05:01:52 PM
Pearses were doing well and got back to equality only for Corofin to go down the field and score a goal.

https://youtu.be/XxHS9lTUN4Y

That score turned the game on its head and Corofin used all their experience to keep Pearses at arms length after that goal.

Pearses to stand a chance needed the breaks to go their way and had two good shouts for penalties. Best team won and its hard to see who will be able to stop Corofin from winning another All-Ireland.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: MayoBuck on November 24, 2019, 06:03:57 PM
There was a bit of needle in that game to say the least...
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Farrandeelin on November 24, 2019, 08:13:55 PM
There was a bit of needle in that game to say the least...

Definitely. I was hoping for an upset initially, but Pearses were rotten I thought.

Corofin better at kicking the ball, taking their scores too which in the end is what winning matches is all about.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Rossfan on November 24, 2019, 08:59:16 PM
Hard luck Pearses but better team won unfortunately.
Had to make do with Willie on the radio.
Painful would be a understatement.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: Cunny Funt on November 24, 2019, 09:46:02 PM

Congrats to Corofin on a 4th Connacht title in a row they are showing no signs of slowing down and remain the favourties and team to beat in the All Ireland series. Not only the best but they are the best kick passing team in the land and they play the counter attacking game to near perfection. One thing they are rarely praised about is defensively and holding a Pearses team who was scoring goals for fun coming into this final to a mere 0-7 was key to victory.

Not the best of games from Leitrim ref Eamon O'Grady, he's normally a lot better than that.

Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: marty34 on November 24, 2019, 10:00:27 PM

Congrats to Corofin on a 4th Connacht title in a row they are showing no signs of slowing down and remain the favourties and team to beat in the All Ireland series. Not only the best but they are the best kick passing team in the land and they play the counter attacking game to near perfection. One thing they are rarely praised about is defensively and holding a Pearses team who was scoring goals for fun coming into this final to a mere 0-7 was key to victory.

Not the best of games from Leitrim ref Eamon O'Grady, he's normally a lot better than that.

Not sure about that - when all lads want to do is twist, wrestle and fight, it makes it so hard for the referee.
Title: Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
Post by: manfromdelmonte on November 25, 2019, 10:56:33 PM

Congrats to Corofin on a 4th Connacht title in a row they are showing no signs of slowing down and remain the favourties and team to beat in the All Ireland series. Not only the best but they are the best kick passing team in the land and they play the counter attacking game to near perfection. One thing they are rarely praised about is defensively and holding a Pearses team who was scoring goals for fun coming into this final to a mere 0-7 was key to victory.

Not the best of games from Leitrim ref Eamon O'Grady, he's normally a lot better than that.

Not sure about that - when all lads want to do is twist, wrestle and fight, it makes it so hard for the referee.
agreed
but you have to start handing out cards to both teams for late tackles, putting in the foot where a lad is going down on the ball and loads of off the ball stuff.
Corofin should be odds on to win that