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After Cushendall's Ulster final win over Ballycran yesterday, there are nine teams left in the All Ireland club hurling championship race.

Here's the remaining games:

Sunday 18 November

Leinster club SHC semi-finals
Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) v Coolderry (Offaly), Parnell Park, 2pm
Naomh Eanna (Wexford) v Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), Innovate Wexford Park, 1.30pm

Munster club SHC final
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) v Ballygunner (Waterford), Semple Stadium, 2pm

Galway SHC final
Liam Mellows v St Thomas, Pearse Stadium, 2pm

Sunday 2 December

Leinster club SHC final
Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) or Coolderry (Offaly) v Naomh Eanna (Wexford) or Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny), TBC, TBC

Date TBC (February)

All-Ireland club SHC semi-finals
Cushendall (Antrim) v Liam Mellows or St Thomas (Galway)
Na Piarsaigh (Limerick) or Ballygunner (Waterford) v Ballyboden St Endas (Dublin) or Coolderry (Offaly) or Naomh Eanna (Wexford) or Ballyhale Shamrocks (Kilkenny)

Sunday 17 March

All-Ireland club SHC final

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 12/11/2018 14:42:26    2150783

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For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 12/11/2018 14:45:04    2150786

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
Cushendall would fancy their chances against any of those teams outside the top 4 Port.

To be honest I would also, so id have them in at least 5th place.

I think only St Thomas and Na Piarsaigh would beat them with a bit to spare.

Graffin will be a big loss for them if he doesn't make the semi mind you

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts: 1841 - 12/11/2018 15:05:59    2150791

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Replying To bumpernut:  "
Replying To PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
Cushendall would fancy their chances against any of those teams outside the top 4 Port.

To be honest I would also, so id have them in at least 5th place.

I think only St Thomas and Na Piarsaigh would beat them with a bit to spare.

Graffin will be a big loss for them if he doesn't make the semi mind you"
Fair enough bumper, maybe I was being harsh on Cushendall. But I don't think there's a lot between the teams I've ranked from 5-9.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 12/11/2018 15:31:24    2150799

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna

WoodlawnPat (Galway) - Posts: 288 - 13/11/2018 21:03:47    2151023

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Replying To WoodlawnPat:  "
Replying To PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna"
1. St. Thomas'
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale/Shamrocks
4. Cushendall
5. Na Piarsaigh
6. Coolderry
7. Ballyboden/St.Enda'
8. Naomh Eanna
9. Liam Mellows

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 14/11/2018 09:00:55    2151076

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1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Ballygunner
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballyboden
6. Naomh Eanna
7. Coolderry
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall

dakid (Australia) - Posts: 225 - 14/11/2018 13:48:23    2151122

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Replying To katser:  "
Replying To WoodlawnPat:  "[quote=PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna"
1. St. Thomas'
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale/Shamrocks
4. Cushendall
5. Na Piarsaigh
6. Coolderry
7. Ballyboden/St.Enda'
8. Naomh Eanna
9. Liam Mellows"]Ha ha ha. You put Thomas's number ONE and Mellows LAST?!? It'll be funny if Mellows wins on Sunday.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 14/11/2018 16:01:30    2151141

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Katser it's very hard to take you seriously. You backed against Limerick in every round of the Championship this year even when you obviously were just being pedantic. Now you rate Cushendall and a few more ahead of Na Piarsaigh. No evidence to support your assertion of course. I think you might actually have a very limited grasp of the subtleties of the ancient game.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1172 - 14/11/2018 16:02:44    2151142

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Replying To Trump2020:  "
Replying To katser:  "[quote=WoodlawnPat:  "[quote=PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna"
1. St. Thomas'
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale/Shamrocks
4. Cushendall
5. Na Piarsaigh
6. Coolderry
7. Ballyboden/St.Enda'
8. Naomh Eanna
9. Liam Mellows"]Ha ha ha. You put Thomas's number ONE and Mellows LAST?!? It'll be funny if Mellows wins on Sunday."]Well if Mellows loose...... then they deserve to be last as all the others are at least county champions!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 14/11/2018 21:15:39    2151166

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Katser it's very hard to take you seriously. You backed against Limerick in every round of the Championship this year even when you obviously were just being pedantic. Now you rate Cushendall and a few more ahead of Na Piarsaigh. No evidence to support your assertion of course. I think you might actually have a very limited grasp of the subtleties of the ancient game."
That particular poster stood out over the championship for me for pretty much all the reasons you've just touched on.

He/she, time and again tried to make some asinine comment about Limerick, completely writing us off. This is just an other example, but its irrelevant. Any genuine hurling supporter knows Na P are one of the best club sides in the country.

Probably shouldn't even be drawing attention to it to be honest.

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 580 - 14/11/2018 22:39:18    2151173

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Replying To katser:  "
Replying To Trump2020:  "[quote=katser:  "[quote=WoodlawnPat:  "[quote=PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna"
1. St. Thomas'
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale/Shamrocks
4. Cushendall
5. Na Piarsaigh
6. Coolderry
7. Ballyboden/St.Enda'
8. Naomh Eanna
9. Liam Mellows"]Ha ha ha. You put Thomas's number ONE and Mellows LAST?!? It'll be funny if Mellows wins on Sunday."]Well if Mellows loose...... then they deserve to be last as all the others are at least county champions!!"]Who do you think will win Sunday Mellows or Thomas'?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 15/11/2018 07:57:23    2151189

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I fancy another another Cushendall v NAP final. I think NAP will get over Ballygunnar and Galway Opposition in semi.
Antrim Senior club winners always strong so i fancy Cushendall to take any of the Leinster teams in semi.

NAP won't be bet in Croker again, after they came up short against a fantastic Cuala team!

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 216 - 15/11/2018 18:15:56    2151253

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Replying To Past hurler:  "I fancy another another Cushendall v NAP final. I think NAP will get over Ballygunnar and Galway Opposition in semi.
Antrim Senior club winners always strong so i fancy Cushendall to take any of the Leinster teams in semi.

NAP won't be bet in Croker again, after they came up short against a fantastic Cuala team!"
I'm nearly sure if St. Thomas' win the Galway title then it's them v Cushendall in the All Ireland Semi Final which would be some match and wouldn't Ballyhale/Shamrocks v Ballygunner in the other Semi Final be some match too if they both come out of their respective Provinces!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 15/11/2018 20:56:49    2151263

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Replying To Past hurler:  "I fancy another another Cushendall v NAP final. I think NAP will get over Ballygunnar and Galway Opposition in semi.
Antrim Senior club winners always strong so i fancy Cushendall to take any of the Leinster teams in semi.

NAP won't be bet in Croker again, after they came up short against a fantastic Cuala team!"
The problem with that prediction is Cushendall will be playing the Galway winners, not a Leinster team in the semi. Could still end up with your final though.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 581 - 15/11/2018 21:13:05    2151265

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "The problem with that prediction is Cushendall will be playing the Galway winners, not a Leinster team in the semi. Could still end up with your final though."
I would imagine Cushendall will be hoping for a Liam Mellows victory this weekend. Mellows will be seen as lesser opposition like Sarsfields whom the Dall easily beat to make it to the All Ireland final in 2016. St Thomas with David Burke, Conor and Shane Cooney, Eanna Burke, all inter county hurlers, were All Ireland champions not that long ago.

The Munster final has the hallmarks of a classic encounter. Ok it was far from that last year with Pauric Mahony misfiring. If Ballygunner can show the same fight and determination as the Ballyea game then they can beat NAP. NAP definitely are beatable. They got four Munster final wins and Ballygunner will be hell bent not to lose to the same opposition for the third time in four years on the big stage.

I wouldn't rule out two shocks in the Leinster semi finals. Coolderry will need to find more improvement to beat Ballyboden though. The Offaly champions were well beaten by Clonkill in a challenge game last month and Clonkill proved to be a match for Boden.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 471 - 16/11/2018 15:30:20    2151332

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Replying To PortInFaithful:  "I would imagine Cushendall will be hoping for a Liam Mellows victory this weekend. Mellows will be seen as lesser opposition like Sarsfields whom the Dall easily beat to make it to the All Ireland final in 2016. St Thomas with David Burke, Conor and Shane Cooney, Eanna Burke, all inter county hurlers, were All Ireland champions not that long ago.

The Munster final has the hallmarks of a classic encounter. Ok it was far from that last year with Pauric Mahony misfiring. If Ballygunner can show the same fight and determination as the Ballyea game then they can beat NAP. NAP definitely are beatable. They got four Munster final wins and Ballygunner will be hell bent not to lose to the same opposition for the third time in four years on the big stage.

I wouldn't rule out two shocks in the Leinster semi finals. Coolderry will need to find more improvement to beat Ballyboden though. The Offaly champions were well beaten by Clonkill in a challenge game last month and Clonkill proved to be a match for Boden."
Clonkill have some very good hurlers though, that would make any club side and are top county hurlers for Westmeath, I wasn't that shocked to see them rattle Ballyboden.

I think Cushendall(already in), Ballyboden(just about), St Thomas and NAP will make up the 4 semi finalists but I think Leinster could prove the stickiest because there would very very little between Coolderry, Ballyhale, Naomh Eanna or Ballyboden at present.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 216 - 16/11/2018 18:44:37    2151348

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Replying To Past hurler:  "I fancy another another Cushendall v NAP final. I think NAP will get over Ballygunnar and Galway Opposition in semi.
Antrim Senior club winners always strong so i fancy Cushendall to take any of the Leinster teams in semi.

NAP won't be bet in Croker again, after they came up short against a fantastic Cuala team!"
Cushendall are a long way short of what they were when they got to the All Ireland Final. Although I want to see the Cushendall Ruairi Orgs win I do believe whoever comes out of Galway will walk into the final by 10-15 points. Antrim and Ulster hurling has gone backwards this past ten years.

Brian_Coyote (Antrim) - Posts: 327 - 16/11/2018 19:49:28    2151355

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Replying To katser:  "
Replying To katser:  "[quote=Trump2020:  "[quote=katser:  "[quote=WoodlawnPat:  "[quote=PortInFaithful:  "For the craic, anyone want to have a go at ranking the nine teams left?

My stab at it:
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale
4. St Thomas
5. Ballyboden St Endas
6. Coolderry
7. Naomh Eanna
8. Liam Mellows
9. Cushendall"
1. Na Piarsaigh
2. St Thomas's
3. Liam Mellows
4. Ballyhale
5. Ballygunner
6. Coolderry
7. Cushendal
8. Ballyboden
9. Naomh Eanna"
1. St. Thomas'
2. Ballygunner
3. Ballyhale/Shamrocks
4. Cushendall
5. Na Piarsaigh
6. Coolderry
7. Ballyboden/St.Enda'
8. Naomh Eanna
9. Liam Mellows"]Ha ha ha. You put Thomas's number ONE and Mellows LAST?!? It'll be funny if Mellows wins on Sunday."]Well if Mellows loose...... then they deserve to be last as all the others are at least county champions!!"]Who do you think will win Sunday Mellows or Thomas'?"]I'd say it'll be very close. I'll take St Thomas's by one or two points.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 16/11/2018 20:02:23    2151357

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Replying To Brian_Coyote:  "Cushendall are a long way short of what they were when they got to the All Ireland Final. Although I want to see the Cushendall Ruairi Orgs win I do believe whoever comes out of Galway will walk into the final by 10-15 points. Antrim and Ulster hurling has gone backwards this past ten years."
Nonsense

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 244 - 16/11/2018 20:36:52    2151359

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