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Was up in Bellefield yesterday though I missed the 1st game. The Intermediate QF was a hard watch at times. Taghmon ran out deserving winners though should have won by 4 or 5 more points than they did. The team was much better set up than the previous 2 games, with a strong spine from back to front. The lads put in alot of running both with and without the ball. Barry and Stephen O Gorman in particular played well, as did the returning Shane Lacey.
Gorey had Darragh Fitzpatrick sent off on a straight red for an off the ball, or very late, reckless challenge. But even with Cushe and Doran playing well, along with young Dylan Cooke Leonard from Gorey Community School who looks an intercounty prospect, and a good shot to point ratio, they just failed to put enough on the board. If it hadn't of been for Taghmons wastefulness, especially in the 1st half, they would have been out of the game long before the sending off. Partly this might have been due to the energy and running shown by Taghmons middle 8, but also Cian Molloy who much was expected from was kept very quiet, as were most of the Gorey forwards despite Jack Dorans best efforts.
Mary's or Fethard in the semi final will probably provide a sterner test, and I'm still sticking to my prediction at the very start that we will have an all New Ross District final.
Missed the 1st game but a friend reckoned the Pats Adamstown game was absolutely dreadful, with Adamstown winning comfortably but not predicted to go any further. That came from a Clongeen man though, so probably has to be taken with a pinch of salt!!!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 02/10/2022 08:28:31    2442467

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looks like football in making a come back in ross district, horeswood,taghmon,fethard,cushinstown ,clongeen adamstown, all having good years

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2503 - 02/10/2022 19:26:23    2442544

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Watched cushinstown v clongeen on the stream. Firstly I want to wish Donal porter a speedy recovery after a nasty injury near the end of the game where the clongeen lad got sent off. Apparently I've just heard it's a leg break for him. In the end scoreline flattered cushinstown especially in the first half where clongeen got through very easily and possibly had 4/5 goal chances. Rossiter made some excellent saves. Eoin porter was the best player on the field at centre back.

Wexfordgaa (Wexford) - Posts: 128 - 02/10/2022 19:47:40    2442550

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Replying To Viking66:  "Was up in Bellefield yesterday though I missed the 1st game. The Intermediate QF was a hard watch at times. Taghmon ran out deserving winners though should have won by 4 or 5 more points than they did. The team was much better set up than the previous 2 games, with a strong spine from back to front. The lads put in alot of running both with and without the ball. Barry and Stephen O Gorman in particular played well, as did the returning Shane Lacey.
Gorey had Darragh Fitzpatrick sent off on a straight red for an off the ball, or very late, reckless challenge. But even with Cushe and Doran playing well, along with young Dylan Cooke Leonard from Gorey Community School who looks an intercounty prospect, and a good shot to point ratio, they just failed to put enough on the board. If it hadn't of been for Taghmons wastefulness, especially in the 1st half, they would have been out of the game long before the sending off. Partly this might have been due to the energy and running shown by Taghmons middle 8, but also Cian Molloy who much was expected from was kept very quiet, as were most of the Gorey forwards despite Jack Dorans best efforts.
Mary's or Fethard in the semi final will probably provide a sterner test, and I'm still sticking to my prediction at the very start that we will have an all New Ross District final.
Missed the 1st game but a friend reckoned the Pats Adamstown game was absolutely dreadful, with Adamstown winning comfortably but not predicted to go any further. That came from a Clongeen man though, so probably has to be taken with a pinch of salt!!!!"
ah now cloneen men do tell the truth sometimes!!!!!!! heard it happened in john ryans in wellington bridge at least twice back in the 90s

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2503 - 02/10/2022 20:32:04    2442557

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Castletown, shels and st James all from the one group winning their quarter finals convincingly. Agree with previous poster the Starlights were very disappointing never threatened at all and Shels won at their ease. You would expect the Shels to beat st Anne's but you could never write them off and a lot will depend on the injuries to Liam Og and Aidan Rochford.

WexMurph (Wexford) - Posts: 9 - 02/10/2022 20:38:03    2442559

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "looks like football in making a come back in ross district, horeswood,taghmon,fethard,cushinstown ,clongeen adamstown, all having good years"
Definitely a Ross district team will win Intermediate this year all 4 semi finalists are from here.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 02/10/2022 20:41:29    2442560

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "ah now cloneen men do tell the truth sometimes!!!!!!! heard it happened in john ryans in wellington bridge at least twice back in the 90s"
Lol

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 02/10/2022 20:42:02    2442561

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "Watched cushinstown v clongeen on the stream. Firstly I want to wish Donal porter a speedy recovery after a nasty injury near the end of the game where the clongeen lad got sent off. Apparently I've just heard it's a leg break for him. In the end scoreline flattered cushinstown especially in the first half where clongeen got through very easily and possibly had 4/5 goal chances. Rossiter made some excellent saves. Eoin porter was the best player on the field at centre back."
Absolutely scandalous tackle. Should get a lengthy ban but we know that wont happen.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 309 - 02/10/2022 21:52:11    2442572

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Would I be right in thinking its Annes and Jimmies 1st semi finals since their respective titles in 2014&15? Looks like the door opened with very disappointing years for Starlights and Martins, absentees catching up on Gusserane and Crossabeg while Kilanerin look to still be a bit green.

Glad to see the intermediate semi finals will be in Ross , should be a better atmosphere there than if they were in the park, also seen the footage of the tackle in Cushinstown/ Clongeen game, absolutely scandalous.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 435 - 03/10/2022 07:10:25    2442575

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Fourth official was up to his usual tricks in Wexford Park yesterday. During the Ferns game, when there was a genuine penalty claim and one of their mentors leaped off his chair appealing, he was accusing him of verbal abuse. In the second game, he removed a fella from the technical area for nothing, and wouldn't let another lad warm up because he wasn't on the team list.

As for the games themselves, the first one was a belter. Ferns gave Horeswood a right rattle, and had they taken one more of their goal chances, probably would have snuck it. Horeswood didn't know what hit them, but seemed tactically naive in that they continuously left open ground for Ferns to exploit. They have the forwards to trouble anyone, but defensively aren't good enough.

Castletown were supreme. Apart from one outstanding save from their goalkeeper, they didn't cough up any goal chances, and turned a six-point half-time lead into a seventeen point margin for a finish (when people assumed they'd shut up shop). Direct running did untold damage, Frank Roche, Jack Higgins and Liam Coleman were the stand-outs.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1285 - 03/10/2022 08:33:04    2442579

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The video of the Clongeen tackle is on Youtube, can catch it at 2:06 in the interview with Matthew Cody and James Bolger. Can find the video under Wexford GAA.

ElGranSenor (Wexford) - Posts: 69 - 03/10/2022 10:35:29    2442596

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Replying To ElGranSenor:  "The video of the Clongeen tackle is on Youtube, can catch it at 2:06 in the interview with Matthew Cody and James Bolger. Can find the video under Wexford GAA."
It was horrendous. Was it that that caused Porter's injury, or was that a separate incident?

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1285 - 03/10/2022 10:48:04    2442600

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Replying To beano:  "It was horrendous. Was it that that caused Porter's injury, or was that a separate incident?"
That's what caused the injury

Wexfordgaa (Wexford) - Posts: 128 - 03/10/2022 10:59:48    2442608

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Just watched it the tackle was late OK. Not sure there was that much intent to cause serious injury though. It looked like he wanted to tackle Porter then realised he was too far behind and his momentum carried him into Porters planted foot. It wasn't studs up soccer style.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 03/10/2022 11:35:23    2442613

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Replying To Viking66:  "Just watched it the tackle was late OK. Not sure there was that much intent to cause serious injury though. It looked like he wanted to tackle Porter then realised he was too far behind and his momentum carried him into Porters planted foot. It wasn't studs up soccer style."
Looked intentional to me and a lash out of frustration, wasn't anywhere near the ball.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 435 - 03/10/2022 11:56:18    2442615

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Replying To Viking66:  "Just watched it the tackle was late OK. Not sure there was that much intent to cause serious injury though. It looked like he wanted to tackle Porter then realised he was too far behind and his momentum carried him into Porters planted foot. It wasn't studs up soccer style."
Eh no i dont think so.

Its Gaelic football, you want to tackle you go in with your hands to tackle, on the actual ball. He literally went in and sweeped his standing leg with zero intention of tackling for the ball. His momentum had nothing to do with anything, he swung his leg with clear intent to cause injury.

Horrible tackle, no excuse and one it seems has caused serious injury.

tearintom (Wexford) - Posts: 1052 - 03/10/2022 12:03:26    2442618

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Replying To tearintom:  "Eh no i dont think so.

Its Gaelic football, you want to tackle you go in with your hands to tackle, on the actual ball. He literally went in and sweeped his standing leg with zero intention of tackling for the ball. His momentum had nothing to do with anything, he swung his leg with clear intent to cause injury.

Horrible tackle, no excuse and one it seems has caused serious injury."
Agree he was miles too late for a tackle on the ball.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 03/10/2022 12:41:25    2442631

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Replying To tearintom:  "Eh no i dont think so.

Its Gaelic football, you want to tackle you go in with your hands to tackle, on the actual ball. He literally went in and sweeped his standing leg with zero intention of tackling for the ball. His momentum had nothing to do with anything, he swung his leg with clear intent to cause injury.

Horrible tackle, no excuse and one it seems has caused serious injury."
Have just had a look at it myself. It was an awful tackle where he just swung the leg at Porter to sweep the feet from under him, and made no attempt whatsoever to make an ordinary tackle. May not have intended to cause such serious injury but that doesn't change the fact it was highly dangerous play and that a long suspension is warranted.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 03/10/2022 13:11:20    2442637

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So down to the finalfour in each grade, few suprises in different grades.

Senior:
St. James v Castletown
Shels v Annes

Hard to look past a Shels Castletown final, James surprised somewhat in the quarters byt Castletown seem to be only hitting form. Shelmaliers dont even look at full tilt, everyones favs at start of campaign, mind not changed yet.

Intermediate
Fethard v Taghmon
Rathgarogue-Cushinstown v Horeswood

All Ross semi finals, Rathgarogue rapid success continues, they have been building for the past numbers of years so a big achievement again to get to a semi final, but you'd have to fancy a Fethard and Horeswood final, where I fancy Fethard to win out.

Intermediate A
Rosslare v Cloughbawn
Adamstown v Volunteers

Big change in fortunes for Vols, relegation finalists last season just barley staying up, while the other three semi finalists I expected. I think the Cloughbawn Roslare match will be tight but I fancy Rosslare while I cant see past Adamstown in other semi.

Junior Football
Sarsfields v Kilanerin
Blackwater v Monageer

Monageer caused a big upset by beating Castletown last weekend while Blackwater also showed well against Martins. Sars came top of there side but Kilanerin defeated a strong OLI team in the quarters so I fancy them to beat Sars while Monageer and Blackwater will be tight but fancy the Blackwater men on this occasion and maybe to win it out.

alwaysasub (Wexford) - Posts: 316 - 03/10/2022 13:24:06    2442640

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Replying To alwaysasub:  "So down to the finalfour in each grade, few suprises in different grades.

Senior:
St. James v Castletown
Shels v Annes

Hard to look past a Shels Castletown final, James surprised somewhat in the quarters byt Castletown seem to be only hitting form. Shelmaliers dont even look at full tilt, everyones favs at start of campaign, mind not changed yet.

Intermediate
Fethard v Taghmon
Rathgarogue-Cushinstown v Horeswood

All Ross semi finals, Rathgarogue rapid success continues, they have been building for the past numbers of years so a big achievement again to get to a semi final, but you'd have to fancy a Fethard and Horeswood final, where I fancy Fethard to win out.

Intermediate A
Rosslare v Cloughbawn
Adamstown v Volunteers

Big change in fortunes for Vols, relegation finalists last season just barley staying up, while the other three semi finalists I expected. I think the Cloughbawn Roslare match will be tight but I fancy Rosslare while I cant see past Adamstown in other semi.

Junior Football
Sarsfields v Kilanerin
Blackwater v Monageer

Monageer caused a big upset by beating Castletown last weekend while Blackwater also showed well against Martins. Sars came top of there side but Kilanerin defeated a strong OLI team in the quarters so I fancy them to beat Sars while Monageer and Blackwater will be tight but fancy the Blackwater men on this occasion and maybe to win it out."
Jimmy's
Shels

Taghmon
Horeswood

Cloughbawn
Adamstown

And still sticking to my prediction at the start of the championship. Shels, Taghmon and Cloughbawn to win the finals.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6704 - 03/10/2022 13:45:25    2442643

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