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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #90 on: February 10, 2019, 05:02:28 PM »
What a great display of heart courage and some fine skill from Castleblaney at Croke Park there now.. tiredness and wind advantage proving to be their downfall.. winning with 8 minutes to go they pushed this a Kilkenny team the whole way.. the Kilkenny team were 1/33

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

Came up to play us after Xmas, I thought the Blaney lads were very good, fit, had a game plan, structure and strong in the tackle.. as you say unfortunately the last 8 minutes you’d no game changer, gutted for the lads.. I thought the 1/33 for the Kilkenny lads was outrageous
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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #91 on: February 10, 2019, 05:04:26 PM »
Paddy Power went 1/66 :). A right few in Blayney had us backed at 14/1..

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #92 on: February 10, 2019, 05:21:45 PM »
Paddy Power went 1/66 :). A right few in Blayney had us backed at 14/1..

They never lacked effort that’s for sure, huge boost to the county, hurling wise
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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #93 on: February 10, 2019, 07:39:38 PM »
10 Feb Update.  Congrats to all winners thus far.  Senior football semi-finals next Saturday, 16 Feb.


Senior Football

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

March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football

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

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

Junior Football

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

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

Senior Hurling

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

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

Intermediate Hurling

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

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

Junior Hurling

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

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


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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #94 on: February 10, 2019, 08:19:49 PM »
The very best of luck to Oranmore Maree in the Intermediate final v Charleville this afternoon.

I think they have a great chance, a bit of urgency though throughout the game and keep pilling on the scores.. good luck also to our Top referee looking after the match and his Umpires
Great second half display from Oran Maree and a tour de force throughout from Niall Burke saw the Galway lads claim victory.  Charleville will rue their second half indiscipline with two lads seeing red.

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #95 on: February 13, 2019, 02:26:52 PM »
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #96 on: February 13, 2019, 02:37:18 PM »
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.

Yea, seems they've made a short journey even shorter for Corofin.

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #97 on: February 13, 2019, 04:20:59 PM »
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.
Markievicz Park isn't available at the moment so that wasn't an option.

They could have gone to Ballyshannon instead though it is a bit closer to Gweedore than Corofin. Though given that Carrick is almost twice as long a trek for Gweedore as it is Corofin that shouldn't have been a problem.
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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2019, 08:54:36 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/kevin-cassidy-writes-cheery-epilogue-to-an-eventful-career-1.3794273

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

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

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2019, 09:01:33 AM »
Venue choice for the Corofin V Gwedore is strange. Would have thought Sligo would be more suitable.
Markievicz Park isn't available at the moment so that wasn't an option.

They could have gone to Ballyshannon instead though it is a bit closer to Gweedore than Corofin. Though given that Carrick is almost twice as long a trek for Gweedore as it is Corofin that shouldn't have been a problem.
Regardless of distances they were never going to fix an AI semi final in the home county of one of the participants.

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #101 on: February 16, 2019, 11:13:17 AM »
How come one of the provincial winners didn’t play the UK winners this year?

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #102 on: February 16, 2019, 11:21:49 AM »
The London Champions played in Connacht ;)
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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #103 on: February 16, 2019, 11:27:22 AM »
Ah right

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Re: Club Championships Jan-Mar 2019
« Reply #104 on: February 16, 2019, 01:47:13 PM »
This game is over