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Ah sweet Jesus the ball was wide just cause the player complained the ref buys it and gives a point, if this ends in a one point win for Na Piarsagh they'll be murder , by now supporters and the line know it was wide with people texting them.

Surely at half time they can chalk it off ?

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 18/11/2018 14:27:50    2151465

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I'm not blaming umpires in this case impossible job when the ball is moving that fast.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 18/11/2018 14:29:12    2151466

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Growing up you're told not to argue with the ref or decisions made , well this makes a mockery of all that , argue a wide the ref will overturn it.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 18/11/2018 14:53:17    2151470

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YUGE win for St Thomas's in Galway! I never thought it would be so one sided. Ballyhale and Ballygunner look great too. Great hurling ahead!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 491 - 18/11/2018 15:29:26    2151473

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Growing up you're told not to argue with the ref or decisions made , well this makes a mockery of all that , argue a wide the ref will overturn it."
Well the umpire went straight for his flag and the linesman seemed to agree.
It was the ref who who started questioning decisions as he did with the point just before.
I agree it was wide but You cant blame a player for trying with so much indecision going on with the officials.

Anyway the better team won. Ballygunner were immense in the first 20 mins of the second half. Better in every aspect of the game and left NAP looking clueless as how to stop em. Fielding, scoring and work rate were all top notch.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 295 - 18/11/2018 15:30:22    2151475

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Absolutely delighted for Ballygunner and congratulations!! As I ranked the teams left....1. St.Thomas' 2.Ballygunner 3.Ballyhale/Shamrocks 4.Cushendall!!! Will have to wait and see how the Leinster Final goes but either way two great All Ireland Semi Finals to come!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 738 - 18/11/2018 15:41:04    2151477

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Replying To katser:  "Absolutely delighted for Ballygunner and congratulations!! As I ranked the teams left....1. St.Thomas' 2.Ballygunner 3.Ballyhale/Shamrocks 4.Cushendall!!! Will have to wait and see how the Leinster Final goes but either way two great All Ireland Semi Finals to come!!"
You picked the matches well. Well done.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 491 - 18/11/2018 17:12:54    2151490

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Replying To Trump2020:  "You picked the matches well. Well done."
Ah but Coolderry let me down in a 6 team accumulator at 85/1!! But still clicked in 4 team accumulator with St.Thomas', Ballyhale/Shamrocks,Ballygunner and Scotstown!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 738 - 18/11/2018 17:34:46    2151498

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Replying To Breezy:  "Well the umpire went straight for his flag and the linesman seemed to agree.
It was the ref who who started questioning decisions as he did with the point just before.
I agree it was wide but You cant blame a player for trying with so much indecision going on with the officials.

Anyway the better team won. Ballygunner were immense in the first 20 mins of the second half. Better in every aspect of the game and left NAP looking clueless as how to stop em. Fielding, scoring and work rate were all top notch."
The umpire didn't go straight for the flag he looked at the other umpire on the far side and then waved it wide.

Anyway well done Ballygunner delighted for them they've been knocking on the door along time now.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 18/11/2018 17:42:30    2151499

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I think it's an absolute jjoke that the Galway county champions will face the Ulster champions in the semi final. Since Galway have no Connacht championship, they should either go into Leinster for the provincial championship, or they should have to face either the Leinster or Munster champions on alternate years in the All Ireland semi final.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 50 - 21/11/2018 12:26:50    2151981

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Replying To gilly1910:  "I think it's an absolute jjoke that the Galway county champions will face the Ulster champions in the semi final. Since Galway have no Connacht championship, they should either go into Leinster for the provincial championship, or they should have to face either the Leinster or Munster champions on alternate years in the All Ireland semi final."
It's just the luck of the draw really.

In 2016 Cushendall bet Sarsfields from Galway fairly handy in the semi final and in 2013 there was an epic drawn match between St Thomas and Loughgiel.

I don't think Antrim club hurling is as strong this year so I think St Thomas will overcome Cushendall.

Hard to tell who is going to win between Ballyboden and Ballyhale, on paper and tradition Ballyhale but Dublin club hurling has gone way up lately.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 208 - 21/11/2018 13:41:18    2151997

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Replying To gilly1910:  "I think it's an absolute jjoke that the Galway county champions will face the Ulster champions in the semi final. Since Galway have no Connacht championship, they should either go into Leinster for the provincial championship, or they should have to face either the Leinster or Munster champions on alternate years in the All Ireland semi final."
I dont think any Galway club would have an issue with this to be fair

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 604 - 21/11/2018 13:59:07    2152001

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Its extremely open now that Na Piarsaigh are gone. Cushendall will be no pushovers in a semi final. Ballygunner have finally got back to the top in Munster and will fancy themselves as well. Tommies have been there and done it before, however I think the winner of Leinster could go all the way.

wing back (Offaly) - Posts: 115 - 21/11/2018 20:58:03    2152051

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Replying To The_DOC:  "I dont think any Galway club would have an issue with this to be fair"
Yes I was surprised myself that we weren't tied into a Munster/Leinster arrangement in alternate years. But the Ulster club
hurling champions are never pushovers and have beaten Galway representatives before, so need to be respected.

Our senior club championship was run as efficiently as was possible this year (2 group rounds were held in the April window which is more than most counties achieved) and I don't think our county final could have been held any earlier than last Sunday. So under present structures, all talk of the Galway club champions playing in the Leinster club championship is nonsense. But playing the Munster and Leinster club champions in alternative years seems a reasonable proposition.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1305 - 21/11/2018 22:00:10    2152055

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Replying To gilly1910:  "I think it's an absolute jjoke that the Galway county champions will face the Ulster champions in the semi final. Since Galway have no Connacht championship, they should either go into Leinster for the provincial championship, or they should have to face either the Leinster or Munster champions on alternate years in the All Ireland semi final."
No apologies from this Galwayman. We could play the Mayo or Roscommon champs and that would satisfy your requirements but to no avail or benefit to anyone. We are playing matches while others are playing matches not lying in bed so what is the problem? Do we have counties of equal sizes or populations? NO! Do we have provinces of equal sizes, populations, or counties? NO! So there's nothing left to cry about other than crying for the sake of crying! You didn't cry when the Galway seniors had no home matches for years so why cry now?!? Grow up.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 491 - 21/11/2018 23:09:20    2152061

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Replying To Trump2020:  "No apologies from this Galwayman. We could play the Mayo or Roscommon champs and that would satisfy your requirements but to no avail or benefit to anyone. We are playing matches while others are playing matches not lying in bed so what is the problem? Do we have counties of equal sizes or populations? NO! Do we have provinces of equal sizes, populations, or counties? NO! So there's nothing left to cry about other than crying for the sake of crying! You didn't cry when the Galway seniors had no home matches for years so why cry now?!? Grow up."
Did Kilkenny not play Galway in Pearse Stadium Salthill?

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2284 - 22/11/2018 10:47:17    2152081

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Did Kilkenny not play Galway in Pearse Stadium Salthill?"
We did indeed and a great occasion it was. His point was that we went years without a home championship match.
I'd have no issue with whatever they decide. One valid point made however is that county championships also aren't equal. I'd argue that it's a lot harder to win the Galway championship than most, so they're not exactly getting a free run through.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 565 - 22/11/2018 11:31:16    2152090

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Did Kilkenny not play Galway in Pearse Stadium Salthill?"
After how many years?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 491 - 22/11/2018 12:31:25    2152097

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Replying To Trump2020:  "No apologies from this Galwayman. We could play the Mayo or Roscommon champs and that would satisfy your requirements but to no avail or benefit to anyone. We are playing matches while others are playing matches not lying in bed so what is the problem? Do we have counties of equal sizes or populations? NO! Do we have provinces of equal sizes, populations, or counties? NO! So there's nothing left to cry about other than crying for the sake of crying! You didn't cry when the Galway seniors had no home matches for years so why cry now?!? Grow up."
I agree with all your points but I'd like to add another. Compare winning a County Hurling title in Dublin like Cuala just did twice in a row: while it's an awesome achievement I'd say winning in Galway is far harder as there are more clubs. In fact very few counties can compare with Galways county Hurling scene. No freebies there.

WoodlawnPat (Galway) - Posts: 288 - 22/11/2018 12:41:18    2152099

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Replying To WoodlawnPat:  "I agree with all your points but I'd like to add another. Compare winning a County Hurling title in Dublin like Cuala just did twice in a row: while it's an awesome achievement I'd say winning in Galway is far harder as there are more clubs. In fact very few counties can compare with Galways county Hurling scene. No freebies there."
Only freebies in Galway are Senior Clubs that didn't even win the Intermediate Championship but got promoted to Senior as Intermediate runners up.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 738 - 22/11/2018 13:35:29    2152109

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