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Title: Provincial club championship
Post by: redsetanta on October 23, 2019, 12:26:21 PM
Rathdowney/Errill play St Rynaghs in a couple of weeks. The Rathdowney players spoke about their desire to do well in the competition in the interviews after winning the county final on Sunday. Laois clubs have a poor record in the competition over the past few years failing to win first round games. Winners of this game will play winners of St Mullins v Cuala.
KK and Wex winners yet to be decided.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: redsetanta on November 18, 2019, 10:49:33 AM
Cracking game yesterday and a great advertisement for hurling in 'lesser' counties. Plenty of skill on show and a nailbiter til the end. Best of luck to St Mullins against the KK kings. Always the poor hurling neighbour but they will certainly put it up to Ballyhale. They'll need to have a plan for TJ though!
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 18, 2019, 01:41:41 PM
Cracking game yesterday and a great advertisement for hurling in 'lesser' counties. Plenty of skill on show and a nailbiter til the end. Best of luck to St Mullins against the KK kings. Always the poor hurling neighbour but they will certainly put it up to Ballyhale. They'll need to have a plan for TJ though!

While it was a very exciting game near the end I thought the shot selection and pass selections (or lack of passes) were very poor, the Laois team looked the better hurlers or better hurling team but the St Mullins lads never stopped, sheer intensity brought them over the line, the fielding was great at times to from both teams and both sharp shooters were bang on form.

Ballyhale will take some stopping, experience and tradition and quality hurlers tell you that they will be very difficult, but I'd have said the same thing against Cuala and they were dispatched by St Mullins, they don't lack belief that's for sure and MLR not that long ago managed to get through to the final..

The plan for TJ is simple, don't give away frees and have the most annoying fittest hurler on his toes the whole game and maybe that will reduce his influence in the game, its the other 13 outfield players then to look after
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Zooming around on November 20, 2019, 11:24:12 AM
St Mullins are showing some resolve. They have now won the county semi final, county final, leinster quarter final and leinster semi final all by a point.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: marty34 on November 20, 2019, 12:42:19 PM
Cracking game yesterday and a great advertisement for hurling in 'lesser' counties. Plenty of skill on show and a nailbiter til the end. Best of luck to St Mullins against the KK kings. Always the poor hurling neighbour but they will certainly put it up to Ballyhale. They'll need to have a plan for TJ though!

While it was a very exciting game near the end I thought the shot selection and pass selections (or lack of passes) were very poor, the Laois team looked the better hurlers or better hurling team but the St Mullins lads never stopped, sheer intensity brought them over the line, the fielding was great at times to from both teams and both sharp shooters were bang on form.

Ballyhale will take some stopping, experience and tradition and quality hurlers tell you that they will be very difficult, but I'd have said the same thing against Cuala and they were dispatched by St Mullins, they don't lack belief that's for sure and MLR not that long ago managed to get through to the final..

The plan for TJ is simple, don't give away frees and have the most annoying fittest hurler on his toes the whole game and maybe that will reduce his influence in the game, its the other 13 outfield players then to look after

I thought it was an excellent game for mid-November.  Really open, high skill level and some great hurling.  Carlow hurling going well with only 4 senior team.

I read they played BS earlier in year in KK league and got a hammering.  But they've nothing to lose - heart and attitude count for a lot.

BS would give Joe Mc Donagh teams a run for their money - Reid is gone now but they've such an attacking outlet in Mullen, Reid and Cody.  Throw it into Colin Fennelly and he'll win a penalty.  Young team - I wonder what their average age is this year?

Where will final be? Portlaois or Wexford?
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Pearse Blue on November 20, 2019, 12:50:42 PM
Does anyone know if the Leinster/Munster championships go to penalties after ET?
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on November 24, 2019, 03:37:57 PM
That was a brutal match! Not so much brutal to watch but the hits were intense! Maher was unreal, his point on the wing was outstanding. Though for me the best team lost

Tipp getting a club team over the line for once!
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: marty34 on November 24, 2019, 04:29:43 PM
That was a brutal match! Not so much brutal to watch but the hits were intense! Maher was unreal, his point on the wing was outstanding. Though for me the best team lost

Tipp getting a club team over the line for once!

Best team won - scored 1-2 in a row in the second half to get back in it. Tit for tat after that.

Intense game in trying conditions.  Really enjoyed it.  Showed, like Rd/E V St. Mullins game, last week, the great value and entertainment in the club hurling championship.

Ballygunner will be very disappointed - very strong favourites to reach AI club semi-final once again and get a shot at St. Thomas'.  They'll be gutted especially with the new addition Hutchison adding greatly to their forward play this year.  He'll be a good addition to the Dťise this year. They'll have to start over again but will be firm favourites to come out of Waterford once again.

Some year for Brendan Maher - especially coming after the year out.  An AI with Tipp, county and a provincial medal...so far!
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on November 26, 2019, 11:15:03 AM
That was a brutal match! Not so much brutal to watch but the hits were intense! Maher was unreal, his point on the wing was outstanding. Though for me the best team lost

Tipp getting a club team over the line for once!

Best team won - scored 1-2 in a row in the second half to get back in it. Tit for tat after that.

Intense game in trying conditions.  Really enjoyed it.  Showed, like Rd/E V St. Mullins game, last week, the great value and entertainment in the club hurling championship.

Ballygunner will be very disappointed - very strong favourites to reach AI club semi-final once again and get a shot at St. Thomas'.  They'll be gutted especially with the new addition Hutchison adding greatly to their forward play this year.  He'll be a good addition to the Dťise this year. They'll have to start over again but will be firm favourites to come out of Waterford once again.

Some year for Brendan Maher - especially coming after the year out.  An AI with Tipp, county and a provincial medal...so far!

I'm with MR on this, the best team lost but playing on a bog of a pitch suited Borris more than Ballygunner but credit where it's due Borris kept digging in and fought for everything and Brendan Maher really now needs to be talked about in the same company as TJ Reid, Pat Horgan and Joe Canning.

This is my problem with winter hurling in general.

There aren't enough properly drained pitches in the country able to withstand the type of rain that's fallen recently and give lads a decent surface to play on.
Invest in 3 or 4 pitches in each province and drain them properly please GAA.

He's had some summer and his play in awful conditions
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: marty34 on November 26, 2019, 12:22:54 PM
That was a brutal match! Not so much brutal to watch but the hits were intense! Maher was unreal, his point on the wing was outstanding. Though for me the best team lost

Tipp getting a club team over the line for once!

Best team won - scored 1-2 in a row in the second half to get back in it. Tit for tat after that.

Intense game in trying conditions.  Really enjoyed it.  Showed, like Rd/E V St. Mullins game, last week, the great value and entertainment in the club hurling championship.

Ballygunner will be very disappointed - very strong favourites to reach AI club semi-final once again and get a shot at St. Thomas'.  They'll be gutted especially with the new addition Hutchison adding greatly to their forward play this year.  He'll be a good addition to the Dťise this year. They'll have to start over again but will be firm favourites to come out of Waterford once again.

Some year for Brendan Maher - especially coming after the year out.  An AI with Tipp, county and a provincial medal...so far!

I'm with MR on this, the best team lost but playing on a bog of a pitch suited Borris more than Ballygunner but credit where it's due Borris kept digging in and fought for everything and Brendan Maher really now needs to be talked about in the same company as TJ Reid, Pat Horgan and Joe Canning.

This is my problem with winter hurling in general.

There aren't enough properly drained pitches in the country able to withstand the type of rain that's fallen recently and give lads a decent surface to play on.
Invest in 3 or 4 pitches in each province and drain them properly please GAA.

He's had some summer and his play in awful conditions

JC, best team always scores more on the scoreboard - nothing else matters I'm afraid. Ballygunner are an excellent team but, like last's years semi-final in similiar conditions, they come out second best. In fairness though, BS are some club team.

As you say, dry sod and BG would destroy you but Ballyhale Shamrocks can destroy you in either condition - dry or wintery.

I agree with you on the point that it's a pity these games are not played in the summer on a good dry pitch.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 01, 2019, 06:56:28 PM
Ballyhale has to work very hard throughout that game, the work rate from the Carlow lads was hard to fault, Kavanagh is some talent.

Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on December 06, 2019, 12:36:38 PM
Ballyhale has to work very hard throughout that game, the work rate from the Carlow lads was hard to fault, Kavanagh is some talent.

Have S-Neil a chance against Ballyhale?

Hard to see anyone beating them now and I'll include Borrisoleigh in that.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on December 06, 2019, 03:24:56 PM
Ballyhale has to work very hard throughout that game, the work rate from the Carlow lads was hard to fault, Kavanagh is some talent.

Have S-Neil a chance against Ballyhale?

Hard to see anyone beating them now and I'll include Borrisoleigh in that.

The game is in Newry so not too far for us to watch, thatís a bonus for Síneil.

Have they a chance? They are better now than past 4/5 years, outta football earlier than normal and from watching the game against a very talented but young Dunloy team Iíd say their stick work was better than the team Ballyhale beat at the weekend. Physically theyíll match any team left, what they canít afford to do is give the Shamrocks a start or an early goal.

Síneil were sluggish at the start v Dunloy and bar a great save could have found themselves in bother (though I thought theyíd see it out)

Was impressed with their shooting also, so I think if itís in the mix with 10 minutes to go then they have a chance
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 04, 2020, 03:28:31 PM
Both Ulster teams bate handy by their Kilkenny opponents today in Junior and Intermediate, was expos closer game in the Coleraine game but they werenít great today.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 05, 2020, 06:16:57 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Applesisapples on January 06, 2020, 10:29:21 AM
Slaughtneil should be proud of their efforts today. That little bit of extra sharpness around the breakdown and TJ's sharp shooting the difference. But serious performance from an Ulster team shows what is possible with support.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 06, 2020, 10:42:55 AM
Slaughtneil should be proud of their efforts today. That little bit of extra sharpness around the breakdown and TJ's sharp shooting the difference. But serious performance from an Ulster team shows what is possible with support.

Ballyhale were expected to walk this according to the experts, but very few get an easy ride against the balubas and it proved just that.

The point Rodgers got in the first half along the stand side was as good as anything you'll see anywhere not to mention the goal he got near the end of the second half, only to be outdone by the bull of a man in Colin Fennelly.

TJ was well stifled through due to the work effort of the Sneil defenders but he's class. He dinked a line ball straight into the hand of a team mate 40 yards away which led to a point for Ballyhale. Most professional golfers would have been proud of that..

Didn't get to see the other game...
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: seafoid on January 06, 2020, 01:45:03 PM
According to wiki Galway lead KK by 13 club hurling wins to 12
Ballyhale could level the series
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 06, 2020, 09:01:00 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 06, 2020, 11:17:14 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 06, 2020, 11:43:31 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 07, 2020, 10:05:21 AM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal

what came first though, the chicken or the egg?

Defenders dragging caused attackers to take extra steps or the fact that attackers taking extra steps caused defenders to start dragging...

IMO both need stamped out and it will aid a more free flowing game where proper defending comes to the fore again.

I know the likes of Kinnerk and some other coaches actively promote what can only be called the spare arm tackle which Kilkenny were the masters of and no one was brave enough to shout stop when they were in full flow..
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 07, 2020, 02:11:29 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?

Throw ball and taking more than four steps (or the time it takes for more than four steps  ::) ) are still fouls and no one is saying it isn't, some ref's will enforce the rules as THEY see fit and some teams catch on very quickly to push the limits, if you ever played you'd have done they same, test the ref, see what he's going to allow you to get away with, and providing he's consistent with his application with both teams then it shouldn't be a problem.

The 4 step rule needs looked at, the speed players are moving at in comparison to before is different. If 6 steps was enforced strictly rather than the currently loosely over 4 steps rule then you might get some headway.

 4 steps is probably unfair too, my four steps won't make the same distance as someone at 6"2 so a time period possibly rather than 4 steps or 6

The one thing that neutrals are not discussing at these games is how many steps did he take? Its celebrating the scores the hooks the blocks the tackling, yesterdays games had that in spades, great to see up close
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Applesisapples on January 07, 2020, 02:30:02 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?

Throw ball and taking more than four steps (or the time it takes for more than four steps  ::) ) are still fouls and no one is saying it isn't, some ref's will enforce the rules as THEY see fit and some teams catch on very quickly to push the limits, if you ever played you'd have done they same, test the ref, see what he's going to allow you to get away with, and providing he's consistent with his application with both teams then it shouldn't be a problem.

The 4 step rule needs looked at, the speed players are moving at in comparison to before is different. If 6 steps was enforced strictly rather than the currently loosely over 4 steps rule then you might get some headway.

 4 steps is probably unfair too, my four steps won't make the same distance as someone at 6"2 so a time period possibly rather than 4 steps or 6

The one thing that neutrals are not discussing at these games is how many steps did he take? Its celebrating the scores the hooks the blocks the tackling, yesterdays games had that in spades, great to see up close
The rule is 4 steps or the time it would take to take four steps, I believe.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 07, 2020, 03:40:25 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?

Throw ball and taking more than four steps (or the time it takes for more than four steps  ::) ) are still fouls and no one is saying it isn't, some ref's will enforce the rules as THEY see fit and some teams catch on very quickly to push the limits, if you ever played you'd have done they same, test the ref, see what he's going to allow you to get away with, and providing he's consistent with his application with both teams then it shouldn't be a problem.

The 4 step rule needs looked at, the speed players are moving at in comparison to before is different. If 6 steps was enforced strictly rather than the currently loosely over 4 steps rule then you might get some headway.

 4 steps is probably unfair too, my four steps won't make the same distance as someone at 6"2 so a time period possibly rather than 4 steps or 6

The one thing that neutrals are not discussing at these games is how many steps did he take? Its celebrating the scores the hooks the blocks the tackling, yesterdays games had that in spades, great to see up close
The rule is 4 steps or the time it would take to take four steps, I believe.

I presume the time it takes 4 steps comes into play when you're not moving.

MR2 when refereeing the time it takes to take 4 steps do you just allow 4 seconds as a rule of thumb?
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 07, 2020, 06:53:41 PM
Maher is some hurler! The rotation and tactics used stifled Thomasís who missed too many chances.

Síneil really gave Ballyhale their full of it, and bar big Fennelly Síneil were the better team for a lot of the game!
Someone needs to tell referees about the 4 steps rule

They could but a lot of refs are happy enough to allow extra steps when defenders are hanging off an attacker when going in on goal
technical rules still have to be refereed
If the player threw the ball to a teammate while being fouled, what would the ref do?

Throw ball and taking more than four steps (or the time it takes for more than four steps  ::) ) are still fouls and no one is saying it isn't, some ref's will enforce the rules as THEY see fit and some teams catch on very quickly to push the limits, if you ever played you'd have done they same, test the ref, see what he's going to allow you to get away with, and providing he's consistent with his application with both teams then it shouldn't be a problem.

The 4 step rule needs looked at, the speed players are moving at in comparison to before is different. If 6 steps was enforced strictly rather than the currently loosely over 4 steps rule then you might get some headway.

 4 steps is probably unfair too, my four steps won't make the same distance as someone at 6"2 so a time period possibly rather than 4 steps or 6

The one thing that neutrals are not discussing at these games is how many steps did he take? Its celebrating the scores the hooks the blocks the tackling, yesterdays games had that in spades, great to see up close
The rule is 4 steps or the time it would take to take four steps, I believe.

I presume the time it takes 4 steps comes into play when you're not moving.

MR2 when refereeing the time it takes to take 4 steps do you just allow 4 seconds as a rule of thumb?

You do count it in your head as four seconds maybe thatís just because you think 4 seconds should equate to four steps. Iím generous in fairness to the steps rule, and me being a defender initially as a player I would have counted four steps before challenging a player in possession.

Like I said it needs to be looked at properly and enforced.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 09, 2020, 11:41:14 AM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 09, 2020, 11:56:20 AM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)

I haven't opened it up but the guidelines to ref at the top level (intercounty) is around 95% I think, not 100% sure as I'm not bothered in that level..

when I get 5 minutes I'll try it and put up an honest result :)
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 09, 2020, 01:35:25 PM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)

52 out of 65, which isn't great, the ones I got wrong were noting instead of yellow cards, I generally don't show too many cards anyways :)
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 09, 2020, 03:12:25 PM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)

52 out of 65, which isn't great, the ones I got wrong were noting instead of yellow cards, I generally don't show too many cards anyways :)

42 out of 65, noting rather than yellows and the likes as well as not knowing if hitting a corner flag results in a 65 or line ball. I think that was asked twice.

Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 09, 2020, 05:59:05 PM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)

52 out of 65, which isn't great, the ones I got wrong were noting instead of yellow cards, I generally don't show too many cards anyways :)

42 out of 65, noting rather than yellows and the likes as well as not knowing if hitting a corner flag results in a 65 or line ball. I think that was asked twice.

The funny thing about the flag one, yes itís twice on there, but the flags should never be actually on the line as they are not part of play, so if it hits it it will have passed with the end line or sideline.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 10, 2020, 02:13:22 PM
I'd expect MR2 to be getting 100%;

https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7 (https://forms.gle/d4nK6FpsoENspKvF7)

52 out of 65, which isn't great, the ones I got wrong were noting instead of yellow cards, I generally don't show too many cards anyways :)

42 out of 65, noting rather than yellows and the likes as well as not knowing if hitting a corner flag results in a 65 or line ball. I think that was asked twice.

The funny thing about the flag one, yes itís twice on there, but the flags should never be actually on the line as they are not part of play, so if it hits it it will have passed with the end line or sideline.

I'd better tell that to our groundsman...............
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: topofthesoil on January 14, 2020, 03:09:12 PM
hai that was some bottle from Offalys Oisin Kelly over the weekend. Micky mouse preseason cup all the same but still
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Milltown Row2 on January 20, 2020, 11:20:42 PM
Ballyhale didnít have to work too hard to win that game, too many easy clearances from Hail Mary balls into a flooded fullback line, Borrisís luck finally ran out and the fairytale win didnít come for them, Maher not as influential this time round, though he was brilliant at times, he just needed everyone else to chip in
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: Applesisapples on January 21, 2020, 04:38:43 PM
Ballyhale didnít have to work too hard to win that game, too many easy clearances from Hail Mary balls into a flooded fullback line, Borrisís luck finally ran out and the fairytale win didnít come for them, Maher not as influential this time round, though he was brilliant at times, he just needed everyone else to chip in
For me their star man was Jerry Kelly, some unreal scores.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: johnnycool on January 22, 2020, 09:48:07 AM
Ballyhale didnít have to work too hard to win that game, too many easy clearances from Hail Mary balls into a flooded fullback line, Borrisís luck finally ran out and the fairytale win didnít come for them, Maher not as influential this time round, though he was brilliant at times, he just needed everyone else to chip in
For me their star man was Jerry Kelly, some unreal scores.

Got off to a flyer but couldn't exert the same influence in the second half..

I thought Ballyhale were in control for most of that game and TBH when Borris were chasing the game really should have put Kelly on the edge of the square rather than make a hero of the Ballyhale keeper who caught and cleared a huge amount of ball uncontested.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: manfromdelmonte on January 23, 2020, 08:48:12 PM
Ballyhale didnít have to work too hard to win that game, too many easy clearances from Hail Mary balls into a flooded fullback line, Borrisís luck finally ran out and the fairytale win didnít come for them, Maher not as influential this time round, though he was brilliant at times, he just needed everyone else to chip in
For me their star man was Jerry Kelly, some unreal scores.

Got off to a flyer but couldn't exert the same influence in the second half..

I thought Ballyhale were in control for most of that game and TBH when Borris were chasing the game really should have put Kelly on the edge of the square rather than make a hero of the Ballyhale keeper who caught and cleared a huge amount of ball uncontested.
Did the larger pitch in Croker catch them out or something?
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: marty34 on January 24, 2020, 12:16:04 AM
Henry and management have stepped down - big challenge for someone now to step up.
Title: Re: Provincial club championship
Post by: imtommygunn on August 06, 2020, 09:27:29 AM
Probably not for this thread but can't find an apt one...

Anyone see Horgan's goal at the weekend? He just had a bit of space and looked up to decide where he wanted the ball to go and boom. Felt sorry for the keeper. Some player. You see a bit more of what boys like that are capable of when they manage to get a bit of space in the club hurling.