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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Personally wouldn't think of Ferns as a big club, just think the likes of them and the Annes are great examples to ohers of maximising your resources. In my head I think of Glynn,Shels, Martins, Harriers, Rapps/ Stars and Gorey as the big clubs."
They are the clubs I'd be thinking of too. It's great to see clubs like Annes and Ferns winning senior titles though. It provides hope for the future that we might do the same again one day.
And I don't begrudge Oulart their success either btw. I've supported them in many a Leinster campaign. And I don't think of them as a big club as such. They have less members than we have apparently. They are a model of a well run club though. The buy in from the 2 parishes is something to strive for county wide.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6607 - 07/10/2022 16:21:35    2443144

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Replying To Viking66:  "Was brilliant to see. Think back in the day they won football titles b4. Rathnure won a Senior football title I think too."
i remember them loosing 3 [i think] senior finals in early 70s, lost 1 to ballyhouge, i remember tommy kirwin [barrys father] being the free taker for ballyhouge,

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2499 - 07/10/2022 16:52:58    2443148

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Replying To Viking66:  "He didn't kick him. He slid into him. Yes it was a professional foul. Yes he wasn't trying to make a proper tackle on the ball. But to jump from that to "he deliberately tried to break his leg" is a jump too far for me from the video clip I saw."
I've seen the video clip several times. He ran over and kicked him as hard as he could. I'd say get your glasses checked there. A professional foul it was not. It was as bad a kick as I've ever seen in a match.

icehonesty (Wexford) - Posts: 2530 - 07/10/2022 18:23:21    2443154

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Replying To icehonesty:  "I've seen the video clip several times. He ran over and kicked him as hard as he could. I'd say get your glasses checked there. A professional foul it was not. It was as bad a kick as I've ever seen in a match."
It was a terrible tackle and he was rightly sent off, to say he kicked him as hard as he could is ridiculous.

JT22 (Wexford) - Posts: 7 - 07/10/2022 21:38:06    2443162

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Some seismic result tonight with St.Martin's getting relegated. For one of the big clubs (in terms of playing population and not on historic success), they really haven't driven on from all their underage dominance. I remember they were invited onto South East radio in the days after winning one of their more recent county titles and it was a love-in about how well they were doing. Don't recall Naomh Eanna, Rapps or Ferns getting a similar platform for their historic breakthroughs. I would expect an immediate bounce back up though, unless the hurling takes even more precedence now.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 07/10/2022 21:38:39    2443163

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anyone at vols v adamstown game? vols must be sick today

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2499 - 08/10/2022 10:50:23    2443171

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When 12 points is your biggest score in any game that tells a tail, that said wouldn't be surprised to see the Martins going through intermediate like Oulart did in hurling this year.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 08/10/2022 12:03:55    2443178

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "anyone at vols v adamstown game? vols must be sick today"
You could hear the cheers from bellefield so I suspected some drama was happening.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 08/10/2022 12:05:58    2443179

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Replying To beano:  "Some seismic result tonight with St.Martin's getting relegated. For one of the big clubs (in terms of playing population and not on historic success), they really haven't driven on from all their underage dominance. I remember they were invited onto South East radio in the days after winning one of their more recent county titles and it was a love-in about how well they were doing. Don't recall Naomh Eanna, Rapps or Ferns getting a similar platform for their historic breakthroughs. I would expect an immediate bounce back up though, unless the hurling takes even more precedence now."
it was glorious

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2499 - 08/10/2022 12:20:40    2443181

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "anyone at vols v adamstown game? vols must be sick today"
Couldn't happen a nicer bunch.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 08/10/2022 12:21:14    2443182

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Was told today that the winners of the senior, intermediate and inter A finals next weekend, will be straight into Leinster action the following weekend, and in the event of a draw, any replay will be played mid-week to accommodate the province. So the respective hurling representatives have three months prep time, football reps don't even have a week's rest. Flipping it around would still mean that the hurling have about a month between county final and Leinster.

Perhaps next year, the fixtures committee should be aware of the start times of Leinster before making a decision.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 08/10/2022 19:53:15    2443219

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Replying To beano:  "Was told today that the winners of the senior, intermediate and inter A finals next weekend, will be straight into Leinster action the following weekend, and in the event of a draw, any replay will be played mid-week to accommodate the province. So the respective hurling representatives have three months prep time, football reps don't even have a week's rest. Flipping it around would still mean that the hurling have about a month between county final and Leinster.

Perhaps next year, the fixtures committee should be aware of the start times of Leinster before making a decision."
They were aware. Its why there was no weekends off. And the clubs voted to have hurling first. They are criticised for starting too early, running off the championships too quick, not having breaks between semi finals and finals, not giving enough time from the final to leinster. Literally cannot win in the situation they are left in. They have asked for the provincial competition be put back in a motion and not to be finished in the calendar year which gives more leeway and time to run off the club championships

james2011 (Wexford) - Posts: 581 - 08/10/2022 21:13:01    2443228

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Replying To james2011:  "They were aware. Its why there was no weekends off. And the clubs voted to have hurling first. They are criticised for starting too early, running off the championships too quick, not having breaks between semi finals and finals, not giving enough time from the final to leinster. Literally cannot win in the situation they are left in. They have asked for the provincial competition be put back in a motion and not to be finished in the calendar year which gives more leeway and time to run off the club championships"
Always said it been a referee or a fixtures maker are the 2 most thankless tasks in the GAA.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 08/10/2022 21:24:13    2443230

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Replying To james2011:  "They were aware. Its why there was no weekends off. And the clubs voted to have hurling first. They are criticised for starting too early, running off the championships too quick, not having breaks between semi finals and finals, not giving enough time from the final to leinster. Literally cannot win in the situation they are left in. They have asked for the provincial competition be put back in a motion and not to be finished in the calendar year which gives more leeway and time to run off the club championships"
Fair enough, I just think it smacks of talking from both sides of the mouth even having a scenario of potentially playing three championship games in a week.

Anyway, looking at two of the known final pairings so far. Adamstown and Cloughbawn could be a humdinger and should attract a good crowd. Both have been the stand-out teams this year in terms of results, but performance-wise I would lean towards Cloughbawn finally making the breakthrough. Adamstown were sloppy vs Pats and scrapped through on Friday, Cloughbawn were comfortable in their two knock-out games, and Rosslare are stronger than either of Adamstown's opponents. Aidan O'Brien has a great track record of winning titles though, and Cloughbawn still have the county final monkey on their backs to quell.

Fethard and Horeswood is the final pairing most people would have expected at the start of the year. Having seen both in the flesh this year (Fethard more), I think Fethard have a better overall team. Horeswood have the much vaunted forwards, but I wasn't impressed with them defensively vs Ferns and they didn't set the world alight up front. I think Fethard have the backs to go toe-to-toe with them, but not sure Woodies have anyone to contain either Tubritt or Dwyer, nevermind both. Local spice to this one too, and if this and the inter A game was a double-header in Ross on Saturday, there'd be an electric atmosphere.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 08/10/2022 21:36:41    2443231

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Two points on the above.

- Provincial championships should not be starting until the first weekend of November at the earliest.

- Wexford GAA would be far better to ignore the Leinster dates and just design the Wexford championships to suit what's best for Wexford clubs. If some year that means not being finished a grade or a code in time to have a representative in Leinster then so be it. We are currently cramming a games schedule in to suit 6 unknown clubs to play in Leinster and get beaten after a game or two, to the detriment of the other 43 clubs.

Onfor15 (Wexford) - Posts: 463 - 08/10/2022 21:45:50    2443234

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Replying To beano:  "Fair enough, I just think it smacks of talking from both sides of the mouth even having a scenario of potentially playing three championship games in a week.

Anyway, looking at two of the known final pairings so far. Adamstown and Cloughbawn could be a humdinger and should attract a good crowd. Both have been the stand-out teams this year in terms of results, but performance-wise I would lean towards Cloughbawn finally making the breakthrough. Adamstown were sloppy vs Pats and scrapped through on Friday, Cloughbawn were comfortable in their two knock-out games, and Rosslare are stronger than either of Adamstown's opponents. Aidan O'Brien has a great track record of winning titles though, and Cloughbawn still have the county final monkey on their backs to quell.

Fethard and Horeswood is the final pairing most people would have expected at the start of the year. Having seen both in the flesh this year (Fethard more), I think Fethard have a better overall team. Horeswood have the much vaunted forwards, but I wasn't impressed with them defensively vs Ferns and they didn't set the world alight up front. I think Fethard have the backs to go toe-to-toe with them, but not sure Woodies have anyone to contain either Tubritt or Dwyer, nevermind both. Local spice to this one too, and if this and the inter A game was a double-header in Ross on Saturday, there'd be an electric atmosphere."
I was in Ross today and I'd be fancying Horeswood slightly based on their respective displays Taghmon missed 2 gilt edged goal scoring chances on top of the 2 they got while except for a black card spell Horeswood kept Cushinstown at arms length, Cian Byrne, Richie Waters and Turbitt were all impressive for Fethard while Horeswood were more workmanlike than having 2 or 3 standouts.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 08/10/2022 21:57:10    2443237

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lyng and waters retired? sad end for 2 great serverts of football to st martins and wexford, thank you to both of ye, ye gave us some great days on pitches from leitrim to croke park to wexford park and 2 nicer men u would not meet

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2499 - 09/10/2022 11:44:33    2443253

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Replying To Onfor15:  "Two points on the above.

- Provincial championships should not be starting until the first weekend of November at the earliest.

- Wexford GAA would be far better to ignore the Leinster dates and just design the Wexford championships to suit what's best for Wexford clubs. If some year that means not being finished a grade or a code in time to have a representative in Leinster then so be it. We are currently cramming a games schedule in to suit 6 unknown clubs to play in Leinster and get beaten after a game or two, to the detriment of the other 43 clubs."
Yep 100% agree with this but I doubt this will happen.

If we can't play Leinster club championships but have a fairer more balanced club championship of our own then so be it.

tearintom (Wexford) - Posts: 1050 - 09/10/2022 13:50:26    2443262

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "lyng and waters retired? sad end for 2 great serverts of football to st martins and wexford, thank you to both of ye, ye gave us some great days on pitches from leitrim to croke park to wexford park and 2 nicer men u would not meet"
Agree entirely, unfortunately some people within their own club couldn't care less.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1511 - 09/10/2022 18:12:07    2443299

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Two very poor games in the park today. The standard at times was shocking. The Shels look a class above everyone else though. Ben will be a massive loss in the final.

hunting (Wexford) - Posts: 775 - 09/10/2022 21:17:13    2443330

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