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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Slaughneil are in Semi final this weekend against a good Down team. We have them as Ulster champs already, we both could look foolish!!"
That's very true, I'd forgotten to mention how the Gap in Ulster has also gotten smaller, Dunloy are a fine team and a club with as fine a history in the all Ireland series as any club (4 final appearance) but I think Slaughtneil might have one last kick in them and probably see this year's route as their best shot at getting to Croke Park. Still think Thomas's would have enough for either side.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 106 - 15/11/2022 13:42:24    2447651

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Replying To galway19:  "Need to get this in before the weekend but Thomas' are a great bet at 15/2 to win the all Ireland this year. Pretty much a shoe in to be in the final with the way the draw works out and two of the three ahead of them (Ballyhale, Ballygunner and Na Piarsaigh) will be out by then."
I cant see them having two handy wins to get there but not a bad bet if you can find those odds. 6/1 is what i'm seeing now.
I think people are foolish to rule out Ballyhea in Munster. They seem to thrive in winter conditions.
With the amount of rain that has fallen I'd imagine Thomas' might be the last team to cherish the conditions between them, Loughrea and the Ulster champions. Good bet but very far from a foregone conclusion that they will walk into the final.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 15/11/2022 14:35:08    2447661

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I cant see them having two handy wins to get there but not a bad bet if you can find those odds. 6/1 is what i'm seeing now.
I think people are foolish to rule out Ballyhea in Munster. They seem to thrive in winter conditions.
With the amount of rain that has fallen I'd imagine Thomas' might be the last team to cherish the conditions between them, Loughrea and the Ulster champions. Good bet but very far from a foregone conclusion that they will walk into the final."
Hey you're right about not ruling out Ballyea but Ballygunner have to be red hot favorites for Munster.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 15/11/2022 17:37:12    2447690

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Hey you're right about not ruling out Ballyea but Ballygunner have to be red hot favorites for Munster."
Ballygunnar are just about favourites followed very closely by na Piarsaigh.

fearruanua (Galway) - Posts: 364 - 16/11/2022 11:26:12    2447736

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Replying To fearruanua:  "Ballygunnar are just about favourites followed very closely by na Piarsaigh."
Anyone that thought they (Ballygunner) wouldn't be hungry since they won it last year surely got their minds changed when they beat the Tipp Champions by 17 points! Savage.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 16/11/2022 12:00:45    2447746

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Anyone that thought they (Ballygunner) wouldn't be hungry since they won it last year surely got their minds changed when they beat the Tipp Champions by 17 points! Savage."
With all due respect to Kilruane, that was always going to be a non-event. We will know a lot more the next day.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 16/11/2022 12:36:01    2447753

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Anyone that thought they (Ballygunner) wouldn't be hungry since they won it last year surely got their minds changed when they beat the Tipp Champions by 17 points! Savage."
Its funny to read people say theyd have been happy with last year. This is a team who won Waterfords first club AI (if i am right in saying that?) and with the talent they have available have always been labeled a tram who always come up short outside of Waterford. Not only will they want to retain the Tommy Moore theyd want to add a few on the trot! Was that 8 or 9 in a row they done in Waterford this year?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 445 - 16/11/2022 16:06:37    2447805

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Its funny to read people say theyd have been happy with last year. This is a team who won Waterfords first club AI (if i am right in saying that?) and with the talent they have available have always been labeled a tram who always come up short outside of Waterford. Not only will they want to retain the Tommy Moore theyd want to add a few on the trot! Was that 8 or 9 in a row they done in Waterford this year?"
It was 9 in a row they DID.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 480 - 16/11/2022 17:05:35    2447809

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Anyone that thought they (Ballygunner) wouldn't be hungry since they won it last year surely got their minds changed when they beat the Tipp Champions by 17 points! Savage."
In all fairness I can't remember the last time a tipp club won the All Ireland!
I'd prefer Ballyhale in the Final for St.Thomas' just to get revenge for the heartbreaking Semi Final defeat......all though Ballygunner have the same strip as Cappy!!!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 17/11/2022 11:51:43    2447902

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Regarding the Co.Final on Sunday.......the Loughrea crowd are cock sure they are going to win, nothing but blue and yellow "come on the town" everywhere!!
Yeah right......St.Thomas' by comfortable 6 or 7pts.
Looking like another Co. Title for South Galway!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 17/11/2022 11:57:11    2447903

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Replying To katser:  "In all fairness I can't remember the last time a tipp club won the All Ireland!
I'd prefer Ballyhale in the Final for St.Thomas' just to get revenge for the heartbreaking Semi Final defeat......all though Ballygunner have the same strip as Cappy!!!!!"
You probably arent old enough to remember or maybe only started following hurling when Galway started competing in them...!
A fairly poor record though to be fair. Both in Munster and the All Ireland series. Amazingly only 4 Tipp clubs have reached the final - and all from the North division. All Munster counties combined have almost the same as Galway. Maybe theres something to be said for the set up of the club championships. Not arguing though regarding how strong Galway has been over the years

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 17/11/2022 12:03:25    2447905

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Replying To katser:  "Regarding the Co.Final on Sunday.......the Loughrea crowd are cock sure they are going to win, nothing but blue and yellow "come on the town" everywhere!!
Yeah right......St.Thomas' by comfortable 6 or 7pts.
Looking like another Co. Title for South Galway!"
Hardly "cocksure" , more like supportive and proud of a good team , with a right chance to upset the odds.
Perhaps you would prefer if supporters spent their time in the negative headspace you seem to operate in regularly

Bib (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 17/11/2022 12:28:20    2447910

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Replying To tiobraid:  "With all due respect to Kilruane, that was always going to be a non-event. We will know a lot more the next day."
Fair enough but being the Tipp Champions means they had to play other teams in Tipp that had great players and so it shocked me not that they lost but the margin of victory.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 17/11/2022 13:58:22    2447922

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Replying To katser:  "Regarding the Co.Final on Sunday.......the Loughrea crowd are cock sure they are going to win, nothing but blue and yellow "come on the town" everywhere!!
Yeah right......St.Thomas' by comfortable 6 or 7pts.
Looking like another Co. Title for South Galway!"
I'd say it'll be closer than that. While I favor Thomas's I wouldn't fall off my barstool if Loughrea pulled the upset. Thomas's by a point I'd say.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1638 - 17/11/2022 14:01:22    2447924

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Replying To katser:  "Regarding the Co.Final on Sunday.......the Loughrea crowd are cock sure they are going to win, nothing but blue and yellow "come on the town" everywhere!!
Yeah right......St.Thomas' by comfortable 6 or 7pts.
Looking like another Co. Title for South Galway!"
Its great to see the Blue and Gold flags flying when I'm passing through Galway! Gwan Loughrea!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 17/11/2022 14:08:01    2447925

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Replying To katser:  "Regarding the Co.Final on Sunday.......the Loughrea crowd are cock sure they are going to win, nothing but blue and yellow "come on the town" everywhere!!
Yeah right......St.Thomas' by comfortable 6 or 7pts.
Looking like another Co. Title for South Galway!"
Another county title for Thomas's you mean, it'd be theirs and theirs alone. Once again this whole South vs East thing, no one cares about that part of it at all. That hasn't been relevant since the 70s when they got rid of it. I hardly think Ardrahan or Gort will care about a victory for South galway if Thomas's win. Neighbour's will always be rivals and clubs you play often but making out this South board vs east board things is relevant is tiresome. Clubs only care about how they're getting on themselves and don't look further than that, we're all Galway too, you think people in Kilkenny care that Ballyhale are a South Kilkenny club or whatever, so stupid and irrelevant.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 106 - 17/11/2022 14:18:59    2447926

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Best wishes to the great old Traditional East Galway Club Killimor in the Connaught Intermediate Final....hopefully they go all the way......as they say out that way "up ourside keep it East"!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 17/11/2022 18:37:27    2447971

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Another county title for Thomas's you mean, it'd be theirs and theirs alone. Once again this whole South vs East thing, no one cares about that part of it at all. That hasn't been relevant since the 70s when they got rid of it. I hardly think Ardrahan or Gort will care about a victory for South galway if Thomas's win. Neighbour's will always be rivals and clubs you play often but making out this South board vs east board things is relevant is tiresome. Clubs only care about how they're getting on themselves and don't look further than that, we're all Galway too, you think people in Kilkenny care that Ballyhale are a South Kilkenny club or whatever, so stupid and irrelevant."
I doubt its very relevant in Galway. Given the divisional championships is still a big part of things in Tipp at all levels, then its probably different but I've never heard of it being a thing in Galway in my time anyway.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3670 - 18/11/2022 09:36:46    2448001

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I doubt its very relevant in Galway. Given the divisional championships is still a big part of things in Tipp at all levels, then its probably different but I've never heard of it being a thing in Galway in my time anyway."
It's not relevant at all, with the notable exception of one poster, who's talking about geography as much as hurling.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1579 - 18/11/2022 10:43:16    2448014

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The Galway SH Final is on Sunday. Is there a reason for the late final, as I thought the split season would enable counties to conclude their club season earlier than applied previously?

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1420 - 18/11/2022 13:02:01    2448043

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