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Replying To katser:  "St Thomas' and Gort are the too front runners to win it. The Galway Championship is too long....64 matches and that's only the group games! They have preliminary quater finals this weekend. St Thomas' are straight through to the 1/4 finals"
Katser it's the same in the new format Kildare senior football championship. There was 64 group games.
This weekend is the Intermediate football final between Two Mile House and Monasterevan.
Next week is the senior final between Moorefield and Athy who won the league for the first time ever during the summer.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2810 - 11/10/2018 18:49:53    2146112

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Replying To lilywhite1:  "Katser it's the same in the new format Kildare senior football championship. There was 64 group games.
This weekend is the Intermediate football final between Two Mile House and Monasterevan.
Next week is the senior final between Moorefield and Athy who won the league for the first time ever during the summer."
Then our Championship after all those group matches has a w/end of play off matches then a w/end of preliminary 1/4 finals then w/end of 1/4 finals then w/end for the 1/2 finals and then the Final!! not including w/end for replays or drawn games! nothing for 5 months (May-Sept) then try and bullock all the games in a couple of months when the weather is bad. I'd say we will probably have our County Final last weekend in November!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 210 - 11/10/2018 23:02:41    2146150

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Replying To katser:  "Then our Championship after all those group matches has a w/end of play off matches then a w/end of preliminary 1/4 finals then w/end of 1/4 finals then w/end for the 1/2 finals and then the Final!! not including w/end for replays or drawn games! nothing for 5 months (May-Sept) then try and bullock all the games in a couple of months when the weather is bad. I'd say we will probably have our County Final last weekend in November!"
What is a preliminary quarter final, followed by a quarter final?
I thought Offaly were slow with an October County Final,how many teams in the Galway SFC?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 933 - 12/10/2018 10:51:19    2146183

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Replying To thelongridge:  "What is a preliminary quarter final, followed by a quarter final?
I thought Offaly were slow with an October County Final,how many teams in the Galway SFC?"
thelongridge, the Kildare format seems to be exactly the same as Galway. A preliminary qf is for teams who didn't top their respective groups. The top four go straight into the qf proper. Then second and third in each group go into a draw for the preliminary qf's. The winners of those games then advance to the qf's .

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2810 - 12/10/2018 14:03:45    2146226

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Two Mile House made history today by winning the Intermediate championship for the first time ever. Having won the All Ireland junior title a few years ago it's a great achievement for one of the smallest clubs in Kildare.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2810 - 14/10/2018 18:29:46    2146477

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Replying To lilywhite1:  "thelongridge, the Kildare format seems to be exactly the same as Galway. A preliminary qf is for teams who didn't top their respective groups. The top four go straight into the qf proper. Then second and third in each group go into a draw for the preliminary qf's. The winners of those games then advance to the qf's ."
As a player I've really not enjoyed the change to our championship structure. I really actually felt we had it perfected prior to this year where I and my club mates have felt overwhelmed by championship games that we have to keep a schedule clear for that may or may not mean anything.

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 47 - 14/10/2018 20:45:18    2146508

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And congrats to the House, was fantastic to see Adam Burke celebrating having had a stroke mid game and nearly dying two years ago

Sweetspot (Kildare) - Posts: 47 - 14/10/2018 20:46:47    2146510

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Some game down in Cork tonight. A real barn stormer. I thought the first game was decent but this was something else.

BaldyBadger (Cork) - Posts: 104 - 14/10/2018 23:01:34    2146528

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Replying To Sweetspot:  "As a player I've really not enjoyed the change to our championship structure. I really actually felt we had it perfected prior to this year where I and my club mates have felt overwhelmed by championship games that we have to keep a schedule clear for that may or may not mean anything."
I agree sweetspot the format that was in place prior to this year was better. The first round games played at the beginning of May were meaningless. Hopefully the Co Board will take note of the many critics of the new format.
They may well have to since Kildare will play Wicklow in early May next year. In addition championship games will have to be played outside of St. Conleth's Park while the redevelopment is taking place.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2810 - 14/10/2018 23:14:27    2146531

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Monaghan GAA seems to have a novel idea on the Cub v County dilemma -

Clubs play 9 matches with 2 pts for a win without county players; and another 9 with 5 pts for a win with county players.

Most people seem to be happy with its implementation.
Should all counties do the same ?

Monaghan folks - I'm sure there are critics ?

omahant (USA) - Posts: 1403 - 15/10/2018 11:51:21    2146587

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Matty Forde gave an exhibition of point scoring yesterday in Wexford Senior Football final yesterday. Best footballer i have ever seen in the flesh.

Scores at 1.20, 2.10, 2.35, 4.23, 7.36 on the highlinght link below, the man is special.

https://wexfordtoday.com/2018/10/15/video-highlights-senior-football-county-final/

LarryOBrother (Wexford) - Posts: 38 - 15/10/2018 14:19:04    2146622

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Replying To omahant:  "Monaghan GAA seems to have a novel idea on the Cub v County dilemma -

Clubs play 9 matches with 2 pts for a win without county players; and another 9 with 5 pts for a win with county players.

Most people seem to be happy with its implementation.
Should all counties do the same ?

Monaghan folks - I'm sure there are critics ?"
It seemed to work well but for instance toome got relegated after having more or less the same results as currin. but because of the 5 point games currin or in a league semi final yet toome are relegated. I could be wrong but it doesnt make sense if true, this would be the intermediate league best division in the county and toughest

mrsme (USA) - Posts: 168 - 15/10/2018 23:07:26    2146716

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Cavan final Sunday between Castlerahan and Crosserlough. Castlerahan the Mayo of Cavan football. Lost the last three finals.

doratheexplorer (Cavan) - Posts: 1379 - 16/10/2018 11:53:43    2146765

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Monaghan GAA seems to have a novel idea on the Cub v County dilemma -

Clubs play 9 matches with 2 pts for a win without county players; and another 9 with 5 pts for a win with county players.


You sure you have that right? You play a match without your full team (County players) and you get 2 points. You play with your full team and get an extra 3 points for the win? I would have thought if a County were trying to get clubs to fulfil fixtures while the County is calling the shots on players that you would be offering any extra points at that point to try and get teams to play without their best players. Or am I missing something? Not that I agree with giving extra points in the first place.

If my understanding is right then why wouldn't those clubs with County players get smart with the old "death in the parish" type of excuse so that the game gets refixed for when they have their County players? I am sure Stephen Ireland wasn't the only person in the world with 3 or 4 Grannies. Or if it is refixed to later in the year do you have to then play it without your County players (even if the County is no longer playing) and play it for 2 points? All seems very strange to a Country yokel like myself.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3694 - 16/10/2018 12:31:46    2146774

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Double header in MacHale Park this sat evening:

Belmullet v burrishoole @6pm (intermediate final)
Ballintubber v Breaffy @8pm (senior final)

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9372 - 16/10/2018 13:48:22    2146791

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Donegal SFC Final:

Naomh Conaill V Gaoth Dobhair

Sunday 16:00 Craoladh beo ar TG4.

Lockjaw (Donegal) - Posts: 6103 - 16/10/2018 15:35:18    2146809

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Galway SHC
3 Quarter Finals on this Weekend
Still way behind other County Boards regards getting it finished

katser (Galway) - Posts: 210 - 16/10/2018 22:38:10    2146893

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The Louth Senior Championship final is on this Sunday with the Newtown Blues from Drogheda taking on Naomh Martin from Monsterboice. It will be like a derby match as Monsterboice is just outside Drogheda and both teams know each other very well. The Blues are the current holders and are the most successful club in Louth winning a record 21 Senior Titles. They have not done back to back titles since 2000/2001. The Martins are appearing in the first ever Senior Championship final.

OLLIE (Louth) - Posts: 11623 - 17/10/2018 13:51:06    2146972

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Replying To OLLIE:  "The Louth Senior Championship final is on this Sunday with the Newtown Blues from Drogheda taking on Naomh Martin from Monsterboice. It will be like a derby match as Monsterboice is just outside Drogheda and both teams know each other very well. The Blues are the current holders and are the most successful club in Louth winning a record 21 Senior Titles. They have not done back to back titles since 2000/2001. The Martins are appearing in the first ever Senior Championship final."
Ollie, would you fancy the blues to win by a few to spare?

just_the_facts (Cavan) - Posts: 155 - 19/10/2018 13:40:19    2147241

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Castlerahan are appearing in their fourth consecutive Cavan SFC final on Sunday. The Balladuff men will face an extremely young Crosserlough team with an average of 21 in their attempt to win the Oliver Plunkett Cup for the first time. Crosserlough last won the Cavan SFC in 1972 but I expect Castlerahan to finally reach the holy grail this weekend. Crosserlough will be champions again in the not too distant future.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 685 - 19/10/2018 14:00:11    2147243

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