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The lay-off has been a long one for the bridge and Shandonagh, I wouldn't be surprised if one or both of them are turned over by tang and bun.

SookMaBalls (Westmeath) - Posts: 12 - 03/10/2017 13:31:26    2052697

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St marys v bun. Bun by 2pts. Bun have had two matches since st marys played last. Should stand to bun. Very experienced outfit.
Shan vs tang. Tang by 1pts. Tang have lost a lot of semi finals past few yrs. Think they might shade it even thou shan have a big squad.

Mattyreilly (Westmeath) - Posts: 90 - 03/10/2017 14:10:54    2052712

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Shandonagh V Bunbrosna final imo

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 242 - 03/10/2017 14:32:26    2052719

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Intriguing set of matches this weekend. Shandonagh are flying at the moment and it will be interesting to see how the 6 week lay off has impacted upon them. Tang weren't impressive against an unlucky Miltown side and the big question will be have they have improved since their last outing? You just can't ever write them off. Tang seem a decent bet at 12/5 IMO.

Rochfortbridge have been an exciting team this year and have a lot of young players in their side. Bunbrosna, on the other hand have exceeded many people's expectations so far this year getting this far, however they looked very comfortable in their last 2 games with their experience really showing. This one will come down to the team that has the most mental strength on the day. Too close to call this time around......

Unusual that these two games take precedence over the Junior Final for a Sunday afternoon slot. I'm not sure how Junior clubs feel about this. Is it devaluing the occasion slightly having it on a Saturday?

Google (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 06/10/2017 10:49:52    2053509

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Replying To Google:  "Intriguing set of matches this weekend. Shandonagh are flying at the moment and it will be interesting to see how the 6 week lay off has impacted upon them. Tang weren't impressive against an unlucky Miltown side and the big question will be have they have improved since their last outing? You just can't ever write them off. Tang seem a decent bet at 12/5 IMO.

Rochfortbridge have been an exciting team this year and have a lot of young players in their side. Bunbrosna, on the other hand have exceeded many people's expectations so far this year getting this far, however they looked very comfortable in their last 2 games with their experience really showing. This one will come down to the team that has the most mental strength on the day. Too close to call this time around......

Unusual that these two games take precedence over the Junior Final for a Sunday afternoon slot. I'm not sure how Junior clubs feel about this. Is it devaluing the occasion slightly having it on a Saturday?"
They will be delighted to play it on a Saturday!

kevdog (Westmeath) - Posts: 114 - 06/10/2017 13:05:08    2053554

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Replying To kevdog:  "They will be delighted to play it on a Saturday!"
Always preferred a Saturday final myself. No worrying about work the following day!
Wasnt the Junior/Inter final on a Saturday last year as well?

martyW (Westmeath) - Posts: 242 - 06/10/2017 13:49:47    2053575

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Going with a Shandonagh v Bunbroana final.

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 08/10/2017 14:08:21    2053855

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Going with a Shandonagh v Bunbroana final.

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 08/10/2017 14:16:36    2053858

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Replying To iarmhi919:  "Going with a Shandonagh v Bunbroana final."
Would have to agree

Leftboothaey (Westmeath) - Posts: 22 - 09/10/2017 11:39:38    2054055

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Tang were disappointing yesterday. Shandonagh continue their winning ways as was expected.

Intriguing and exciting stuff in the second semi. Nothing between Rochfortbridge and Bun. Bun showed great resolve and experience to drag themselves back into the game. Really showing their steel the last few games. Rochfortbridge were full value for the draw. Coolness personified for the levelling free. Looking forward to seeing how the replay goes next Saturday.

Google (Westmeath) - Posts: 16 - 09/10/2017 16:17:42    2054181

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Replying To Google:  "Tang were disappointing yesterday. Shandonagh continue their winning ways as was expected.

Intriguing and exciting stuff in the second semi. Nothing between Rochfortbridge and Bun. Bun showed great resolve and experience to drag themselves back into the game. Really showing their steel the last few games. Rochfortbridge were full value for the draw. Coolness personified for the levelling free. Looking forward to seeing how the replay goes next Saturday."
I don't think either team will reach double figures on Saturday. Bridge defensive set up will keep down the scores but it's the best system to play if they reach the final against Shan. They'll win but it won't be pretty.

maroonkingdom (Westmeath) - Posts: 41 - 12/10/2017 18:04:45    2054909

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Very hard final to predict the way bridge play they won't be easily turned over by anyone .

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 16/10/2017 10:35:31    2055519

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Final is makings of a good game. 2 sets of really good forwards. Think the bridge might have more at the back, they were very solid against bun the other day.

SookMaBalls (Westmeath) - Posts: 12 - 16/10/2017 17:10:55    2055614

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Should be a good game. Didnt realise that Shandonagh have never won Intermediate. I think they will win by 4 points.

Meridian (Westmeath) - Posts: 482 - 18/10/2017 11:47:00    2055977

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Interesting match on the way; Bunbrosna were poor against a Rochfortbridge side who brought a lot of intensity, but only after 25 minutes or so. Both Bun and the 'bridge were average enough throughout the first half of the semi. The intensity the 'bridge brought in the second half was excellent and they simply crowded out Bun and left no space for them to play and deservedly won out.
Shandonagh are an enigma, lost of quality performances through the years often reaching finals but for some reason never seemed to get over the last hurdle, despite carrying the favourite's tag in quite a few finals.
Tough game to call but I would think if Shandonagh can bury the ghosts of finals past they will come out on top but only by a couple of points, but, at the same time, wouldn't be surprised if the 'bridge turn them over....

tazz (Westmeath) - Posts: 49 - 18/10/2017 16:07:19    2056041

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Replying To tazz:  "Interesting match on the way; Bunbrosna were poor against a Rochfortbridge side who brought a lot of intensity, but only after 25 minutes or so. Both Bun and the 'bridge were average enough throughout the first half of the semi. The intensity the 'bridge brought in the second half was excellent and they simply crowded out Bun and left no space for them to play and deservedly won out.
Shandonagh are an enigma, lost of quality performances through the years often reaching finals but for some reason never seemed to get over the last hurdle, despite carrying the favourite's tag in quite a few finals.
Tough game to call but I would think if Shandonagh can bury the ghosts of finals past they will come out on top but only by a couple of points, but, at the same time, wouldn't be surprised if the 'bridge turn them over...."
when was the last time Shandonagh were in the final?

manfromdelmonte (UK) - Posts: 541 - 18/10/2017 16:29:33    2056049

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Replying To manfromdelmonte:  "when was the last time Shandonagh were in the final?"
2007. You'd swear from the post above that they've lost a load of finals. They haven't. In saying that, in 2007 they couldn't have been any bigger favourites. They wouldn't have survived at senior back then though. Whether they win this year or not, they will be an established senior club before long.

Andy_Capp (Westmeath) - Posts: 255 - 18/10/2017 17:57:05    2056068

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Replying To Andy_Capp:  "2007. You'd swear from the post above that they've lost a load of finals. They haven't. In saying that, in 2007 they couldn't have been any bigger favourites. They wouldn't have survived at senior back then though. Whether they win this year or not, they will be an established senior club before long."
Shandonagh will walk the final by at lest 6points, I believe they are the only 1 of the two teams capable of competing at senior level.

Paddyfla19 (Westmeath) - Posts: 107 - 19/10/2017 12:10:58    2056190

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Love an underdog I think the day could get to Shan going with a bridge win, but it's not long till Shan are up and once they are can see them being a solid senior team in the coming years.

iarmhi919 (Westmeath) - Posts: 216 - 19/10/2017 13:58:56    2056221

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will be a close game. shandonaghs bench will make the difference. bringing on the likes of duffy, flanagan from the bench reflects the strength of the overall panel. two good sides though; should be an entertaining game - shan by 2 points

Rossieruan (Westmeath) - Posts: 73 - 20/10/2017 15:16:05    2056596

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