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Replying To galway19:  "Clarinbridge and Turloughmore will sail through this round. Moycullen will probably be competitive against Cappy for a while but you would expect the talent that Cappataggle have to get them through in the end. The only Senior B team that i can see with a chance is Portumna. Craughwell are very limited scoring wise, relying heavily on Tom Monaghan from frees. I'd fancy the Portumna forward line with McLoughlin, Fogarty and O'Meara to do some damage against them."
Mr Paddypower agrees with you anyway. Seems a few clubs in Galway have degressed a bit in the last few years. Ardrahan and Gort in particular? Also having seen Portumna around 2016-2018 I'd have thought theyd be destined for Intermediate by now. Very interested to see how they go at the weekend.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 13/10/2022 13:20:37    2443839

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "You could do with a geography lesson...
craughwell - south
cappy - East
bridge - south
turlock - North
sars - south
town - south
toms - south
tommy larkins - south
that leaves 5 out of 8 inside the geographical Hurling circle between Gort Loughrea and Athenry. Cappy just about outside it. Larkins and Turlock representing the county bounds. Yet again there will be no visit from Tom Callanan this winter in East Galway."
Sars and Cappy nearly the same place? Hardly delivering different compass readings.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2712 - 13/10/2022 14:35:04    2443850

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Mr Paddypower agrees with you anyway. Seems a few clubs in Galway have degressed a bit in the last few years. Ardrahan and Gort in particular? Also having seen Portumna around 2016-2018 I'd have thought theyd be destined for Intermediate by now. Very interested to see how they go at the weekend."
I'd say the opposite about Ardrahan, they we're one of those teams people thought would make a break through around the mid part of the 2010s, think the were 3rd favorites in the bookies at the start of one season, they regressed very quickly for a few years after that for one reason or another. Have a nice young team now and will be improving for the coming years again back up in senior A. They were very competitive at A level in minor/u21, usually in latter stages, for a good few years. Those guys making up team now and for a good few years. Pity they don't have Johnny Glynn now (and Galway). Gort were a very good team from 2011-2017, won 2 County titles and probably should've won more, unlucky against Ballyhale in 2015 too. Those guys coming towards the end now and have lost a lot of players the last few years. Got to semi final last year but that was nearly the last kick of that very good team. Probably don't have the same caliber of player to replace those older guys. Only natural they're starting to slide.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 106 - 13/10/2022 19:24:06    2443898

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Replying To katser:  "I never believed in Preliminary Quarter Finals, real Championship starts at the Quarter Finals....so I'll wait till this weekends mickey mouse games are over and the Quarter Finals draw is Made!
Expecting Cappy,Turlough, 'Bridge, Loughrea and Thomas' to make for cracking Quarter Finals!"
Yeah but the more matches the better as we don't have a Provincial Championship like Munster and the others have.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 14/10/2022 18:41:34    2444004

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Some Stats since the Indroducton of the Senior A and Senior B format in 2016
2016 Relegation Moycullen..........2020 Intermediate Winner
2017 Relegation Kiltormer..................No return to Senior
2018 Relegation Carnmore.................No return to Senior
2019 Relegation Abbeyknockmoy......No return to Senior
2020 Relegation Kinvara......................No return to Senior
2021 Relegation Ballindeeren.............No return to Senior
It's fair to say when one is Relegated from Senior its not easy come back up!
2022 Senior Relegation Final today Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Ahasragh-Fohenagh doesn't look good for the future!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 08:53:49    2444018

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Replying To katser:  "Some Stats since the Indroducton of the Senior A and Senior B format in 2016
2016 Relegation Moycullen..........2020 Intermediate Winner
2017 Relegation Kiltormer..................No return to Senior
2018 Relegation Carnmore.................No return to Senior
2019 Relegation Abbeyknockmoy......No return to Senior
2020 Relegation Kinvara......................No return to Senior
2021 Relegation Ballindeeren.............No return to Senior
It's fair to say when one is Relegated from Senior its not easy come back up!
2022 Senior Relegation Final today Tynagh Abbey-Duniry v Ahasragh-Fohenagh doesn't look good for the future!"
# correction.......Moycullen 2021 Intermediate Winners

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 11:02:42    2444031

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The excitement is mounting for the eagerly anticipated all East Galway Co Intermediate Final today between Meelick-Eyrecourt v Killimor! In the words of John McEntire the biggest crowd of the year for a Galway Club match will be in the Duggan Park today!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 11:59:46    2444040

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Replying To katser:  "# correction.......Moycullen 2021 Intermediate Winners"
Most of those teams that were relegated bar Moycullen haven't even been Close to winning intermediate since they wney down as a lot of them were struggling big time at senior B for a few years and probably would've been down a lot sooner only for the swelled number of senior teams that they'd win the odd game against a similar level team or a relegation final.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 106 - 15/10/2022 11:59:57    2444041

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Replying To katser:  "The excitement is mounting for the eagerly anticipated all East Galway Co Intermediate Final today between Meelick-Eyrecourt v Killimor! In the words of John McEntire the biggest crowd of the year for a Galway Club match will be in the Duggan Park today!!!"
Just passed by Duggan Park in the past half hour. A huge crowd seems to have assembled there alright, despite poor weather conditions.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3808 - 15/10/2022 15:18:35    2444059

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2nd season syndrome for Tynagh Abbey-Duniry who survived Relegation last year!
Ahasragh-Fohenagh 1-13 Tynagh Abbey-Duniry 1-12 FT
Karma is a terrible thing....... When Tynagh Abbey-Duniry got promoted to Senior they beat Meelick-Eyrecourt in the Intermediate Final! Now Tynagh Abbey-Duniry are Relegated and Meelick-Eyrecourt in the Intermediate Final!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 16:38:42    2444076

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Nothing like a Joe show!!! 1-08 for JC
Senior Preliminary Quarter Finals Results
Portumna 2-10 Craughwell 0-13
Cappataggle 0-17 Moycullen 0-10
Two East Galway teams prevail!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 17:21:39    2444083

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Ah jayus heartbreak for Meelick-Eyrecourt they threw it away!! Intermediate Final Result Killimor 0-13 Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-09.
Congratulations Killimor and welcome back to Senior.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 15/10/2022 17:41:46    2444092

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Replying To katser:  "Nothing like a Joe show!!! 1-08 for JC
Senior Preliminary Quarter Finals Results
Portumna 2-10 Craughwell 0-13
Cappataggle 0-17 Moycullen 0-10
Two East Galway teams prevail!!"
Portumna got me again! Fair play to them. They'll be a tough match for whoever they meet next!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 16/10/2022 09:38:43    2444162

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Pity it has taken so long to finish out the championship
Look at the weather we have now just brutal
It should have been finished long ago
The initial stage seemed to go on forever far too long

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1471 - 16/10/2022 16:04:13    2444198

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Replying To katser:  "Portumna.............East
Cappy....................East
Bridge....................South
Turlough................North
sars.........................East
Loughrea................East
Thomas'..................South
Larkins.....................East"
Quarter Finals
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle
Portumna v sarsfields
Loughrea v Turloughmore
Clarinbridge v Tommy Larkins

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 16/10/2022 17:25:46    2444207

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Congratulations to Turloughmore and Clarenbridge today. Great wins. Tough matches ahead! Loughrea v Turloughmore and Portumna v Sarsfields are tough to call.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 16/10/2022 17:38:27    2444218

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Replying To rhudson:  "Pity it has taken so long to finish out the championship
Look at the weather we have now just brutal
It should have been finished long ago
The initial stage seemed to go on forever far too long"
Fair point but would you rather the Galway County Champs sitting around waiting for the other Provinces to get done? I'd rather them stay sharp by playing matches.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 16/10/2022 17:41:12    2444220

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Replying To rhudson:  "Pity it has taken so long to finish out the championship
Look at the weather we have now just brutal
It should have been finished long ago
The initial stage seemed to go on forever far too long"
Finished long ago? How could that be possible? Only way it could have happened is if club hurling and football fixtures were scheduled for the same weekend every weekend. The club championships started in early August, as early as was possible in the split season. The reduction to 16 senior clubs from next season will help but it would be impossible to have it finished any earlier given the present championship structure. Anyway it would work against our county champions if it did finish any earlier....certainly wouldnt help them to be without a match for 2 months while waiting until the provincial club championships finish to see who they play in the All Ireland semi final. Remember, the All Ireland club championship finals will be scheduled for December from next year or the year after so bad weather is assured in the future when the best club teams in the country are playing in the All Ireland semi finals and final.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1708 - 16/10/2022 17:46:49    2444221

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Congratulations to Turloughmore and Clarenbridge today. Great wins. Tough matches ahead! Loughrea v Turloughmore and Portumna v Sarsfields are tough to call."
Sarsfields will beat Portumna. Portumna beat the weakest team to qualify from Senior A. I saw Craughwell play 2 of their group games and they were just dreadful. Unfortunately I didnt find out until afterwards that Portumna were 11/8 outsiders to win yesterday!

I agree, Turloughmore vs Loughrea is hard to call. The other 2 games should go along expected lines , St. Thomas's and Clarinbridge.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1708 - 16/10/2022 17:58:16    2444223

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Fair point but would you rather the Galway County Champs sitting around waiting for the other Provinces to get done? I'd rather them stay sharp by playing matches."
You would get great odds on all 4 East Galway teams making the Semi Finals!!! Loughrea, Portumna, Cappataggle and Tommy Larkins.
Cappy will be ready for Thomas'!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 16/10/2022 19:45:31    2444241

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