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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "Thanks for the info. It will be no easy game for Na Piarsaigh so."
NAP to win by 8-10 points I'd imagine

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2749 - 31/10/2018 20:49:32    2148935

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Well Galway Club Hurling is finally at the Semi Final stage. St Thomas's beat Clarinbridge by a point and now must play Sarsfields while the other semi final will be Liam Mellows (defending county champs) vs Cappataggle.

Sarsfields vs St Thomas (1pm)

Cappataggle vs Liam Mellows (2:45pm)

Both matches at Kenny Park on 4 November."
I'd fancySsarsfields and Capptaggle in these two but both will be close contests.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2749 - 31/10/2018 20:51:32    2148937

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I'd fancySsarsfields and Capptaggle in these two but both will be close contests."
And I would fancy Thomas's and Mellows! Would like to see Cappy win their match though.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1313 - 31/10/2018 21:57:37    2148946

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Replying To tiobraid:  "NAP to win by 8-10 points I'd imagine"
On paper yes, but I wouldn't write off Clonoulty, they have shown great heart and spirit throughout the Tipp championship.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 01/11/2018 03:54:19    2148963

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "On paper yes, but I wouldn't write off Clonoulty, they have shown great heart and spirit throughout the Tipp championship."
Many of us 'neutrals' in Lmerick might not be too unhappy if NAP did not progress this year, as it would allow for a more total focus on the county team, in their efforts to do what no Limerick has done in the past.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2314 - 01/11/2018 10:10:42    2148986

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Many of us 'neutrals' in Lmerick might not be too unhappy if NAP did not progress this year, as it would allow for a more total focus on the county team, in their efforts to do what no Limerick has done in the past."
That is definitely a downside to a club run especially if the club is contributing key players to the county team. Dillon Quirke is an exciting prospect for Tipp and will have to wait until after the club championship. I'm glad Sarsfields are out for the same reason as you, the Maher brothers can get a much needed break from hurling.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 01/11/2018 12:19:57    2149034

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The standard of Club hurling is falling. No stand out club left in Munster except Na Piarsaigh. Ballygunnar might put it up to them, I hope they do. Can't see anything except a Ballyhale v Na Piarsaigh showdown to decide the cup..Even Galways standard is way down..

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1172 - 01/11/2018 19:28:39    2149163

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "On paper yes, but I wouldn't write off Clonoulty, they have shown great heart and spirit throughout the Tipp championship."
Agreed but if Thurles havent faired will in Munster I don't see how this Clonoulty team will

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2749 - 01/11/2018 21:58:19    2149189

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Replying To bloodyban:  "The standard of Club hurling is falling. No stand out club left in Munster except Na Piarsaigh. Ballygunnar might put it up to them, I hope they do. Can't see anything except a Ballyhale v Na Piarsaigh showdown to decide the cup..Even Galways standard is way down.."
Agreed on the overall standard but don't fancy Ballyhale to get out of Leinster to be honest

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2749 - 01/11/2018 21:59:49    2149191

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I'd fancySsarsfields and Capptaggle in these two but both will be close contests."
I'd probably bet the opposite of you in both matches but with as close as all these teams are nothing would surprise me. St Thomas's have been the form team all year but that means nothing once the match starts. Liam Mellows are the defending champs and played well all year too. Cappataggle are the odd ones out for me. A real Cinderella team like Mellows was last year. You can flip a coin on these matches and still be as wise as I am. I look forward to them.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 02/11/2018 01:44:36    2149208

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I'd fancySsarsfields and Capptaggle in these two but both will be close contests."
For what it's worth Cappataggle finished 4th in their group while Sarsfields finished first. It was loaded group with Joe Cannings Portumna finishing last and barely escaping dropping to Intermediate next year!

http://www.galwaygaa.ie/senior-hurling-qualifiers-2015

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 02/11/2018 17:21:03    2149291

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Replying To Trump2020:  "For what it's worth Cappataggle finished 4th in their group while Sarsfields finished first. It was loaded group with Joe Cannings Portumna finishing last and barely escaping dropping to Intermediate next year!

You" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.galwaygaa.ie/senior-hurling-qualifiers-2015"
You can't drop to Intermediate from Senior A.
Senior A to Senior B then to Intermediate

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 02/11/2018 22:14:31    2149338

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Replying To katser:  "You can't drop to Intermediate from Senior A.
Senior A to Senior B then to Intermediate"
True. My mistake.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 03/11/2018 00:40:35    2149352

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Ballyboden St Endas and Clonkill is postponed tomorrow due to a tragedy in the Clonkill club. Looking forward to the clash of Coolderry and Mount Leinster Rangers in Tullamore. A lot of people writing off the Carlow champions but I expect a close game.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 03/11/2018 12:37:11    2149391

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "On paper yes, but I wouldn't write off Clonoulty, they have shown great heart and spirit throughout the Tipp championship."
Thurles aren't suited to the soft ground. They like the hard ground and do their best work then. It's a pity that these games are played in October - December.

Clonoulty's inexperience is either a curse or a blessing. NAP should still beat them especially when it's in Limerick. I hope they give it a right good rattle and have no regrets.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 03/11/2018 22:53:42    2149460

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "Thurles aren't suited to the soft ground. They like the hard ground and do their best work then. It's a pity that these games are played in October - December.

Clonoulty's inexperience is either a curse or a blessing. NAP should still beat them especially when it's in Limerick. I hope they give it a right good rattle and have no regrets."
It's not the soft ground that was Thurles issue it was that they are soft full stop. That they managed to lose so many games they were in control of in Munster tells a tail. And they were not that good anyway, mediocre teams with heart beat them. The Tipperary championship is not a good standard anyway....witness Na Piarsaigh beating Clonulty up a stick. They never had a hope.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1172 - 04/11/2018 14:11:10    2149493

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Replying To Killarney.87:  "Thurles aren't suited to the soft ground. They like the hard ground and do their best work then. It's a pity that these games are played in October - December.

Clonoulty's inexperience is either a curse or a blessing. NAP should still beat them especially when it's in Limerick. I hope they give it a right good rattle and have no regrets."
Turns out it was worse than expected/ feared.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 04/11/2018 14:15:35    2149495

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Galway SHC Semi Finals
St.Thomas' 2-19 Sarsfields 0-20
Liam Mellows 0-20 Cappataggle 0-19
Galway SHC Final Sunday 18th November
St.Thomas' v Liam Mellows.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 04/11/2018 18:01:37    2149513

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Replying To katser:  "Galway SHC Semi Finals
St.Thomas' 2-19 Sarsfields 0-20
Liam Mellows 0-20 Cappataggle 0-19
Galway SHC Final Sunday 18th November
St.Thomas' v Liam Mellows."
Should be good.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 04/11/2018 18:37:17    2149522

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After watching Ballygunner and Ballyea on record and my god what an absolute epic battle between two never say die teams. Ballyea didn't deserve to lose out in a second period of extra time but Pauric Mahony's point taking, his brother Philip's last ditch goal and Niall Deasy's nerves of steel to point the 65 at the death. I'd watch it all over again.

Impressive win for Coolderry over Mount Leinster Rangers particularly after going down to 14 men at the start of the second half and then 13 late on after Mark Bergin got the line. Bergin was having a fine game up until that. MLR were disappointing in the second half and couldn't handle the movement of Kevin Connolly and Brian Carroll inside. Ballyboden or Clonkill up next for the Offaly champions on 18th November. It will be desperately hard for the Clonkill players to get their heads focussed for the Ballyboden game after the terrible tragedy in their club. I hope they can.

18 point victory for Na Piarsaigh. How serious are the injuries to Shane Dowling, Ronan Lynch and Kieran Kennedy?

Also a fine win for Naomh Eanna beating Camross in Portlaoise without three regular starters due to suspension. They set up a semi final date with Ballyhale in two weeks time also.

Any updates on the intermediate and junior club provincial championships? Offaly senior B champions Ballinamere beat the famed old Faughs of Dublin in the Leinster intermediate at Parnell Park on Saturday.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 04/11/2018 19:44:18    2149533

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