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Replying To ecad123:  "Not the weather, it's the horse fair and the green is right beside the pitch. The road in front of the pitch was all blocked up that was the problem. Weather has actually been ok!"
No horses on a Friday night.
Today it was packed with horses yet Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry v Padraig Pearses and Killnadeemena-Leitrim v Ardrahan went ahead.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 09/10/2021 18:23:16    2385043

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Portumna and Beagh pushed to Sunday now, why is that? Joe be fit for Sunday and not Saturday ?"
Looks like Joe will be fit Sunday but not Saturday!
Match being played in Tynagh of all places..possibly the biggest bog field you could ever hurl in!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 09/10/2021 18:30:01    2385044

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Replying To katser:  "No horses on a Friday night.
Today it was packed with horses yet Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry v Padraig Pearses and Killnadeemena-Leitrim v Ardrahan went ahead."
Well it wasn't the weather which was fine yesterday. Pitch looked great today so it wasn't the pitch either. it was packed yesterday early in the evening and it was hard to find parking today also.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 09/10/2021 19:45:17    2385060

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Replying To ecad123:  "Well it wasn't the weather which was fine yesterday. Pitch looked great today so it wasn't the pitch either. it was packed yesterday early in the evening and it was hard to find parking today also."
It was called off yesterday because the pitch was unplayable according to the Co.Board, but its going ahead tomorrow with Clarinbridge home venue.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 09/10/2021 20:52:38    2385068

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Replying To katser:  "The only difference between Portumna and Beagh is JC, if Canning is fit to play Portumna should win but without Canning is will be a brutal dog fight on a wet soft day which suits the South Galway sloggers Beagh!"
Two proud hurling clubs and both All Ireland Champions in their day, Beagh 7's , some great young talent coming through for both teams.

Sliotar99 (Galway) - Posts: 19 - 10/10/2021 07:32:14    2385079

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Woo hoo sarsfields are knocked out of the Championship after Loughrea beat them today!
sarsfields had topped the group after two wins but along came the "Phoenix who rose from the flames" Loughrea to ambush them and qualify to the Preliminary Quarter Finals on score difference!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 10/10/2021 16:33:00    2385121

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Replying To katser:  "Some mouth watering games this Weekend in the final Group fixtures!
Senior A
St.Thomas' v Cappataggle..................Thomas'
Killimordaly v L.Mellows.....................Killimordaly
Loughrea v sarsfields..........................Loughrea
T.Larkins v Oranmore-Maree.............Larkins
Turloughmore v Ahasragh-F...............Turlough
Craughwell v Castlegar........................Craughwell

Senior B
Clairnbridge v Mullagh..........................'Bridge
Ardrahan v Killnadeemna-Leitrim........Ardrahan
Portumna v Beagh..................................Portumna
Ballindeeren v Kilconiron.......................Ballindeeren
Gort v Athenry..........................................Gort
Tynagh-Abbey/Dundry v P.Pearses.......TAD"
Senior A Results
St.Thomas' 0-17 Cappataggle 1-13
Killimordaly 1-14 L.Mellows 0-17
Loughrea 0-24 sarsfields 0-18!!
T.Larkins 2-20 Oranmore-Maree 0-13
Turloughmore 1-20 Ahasragh-F 0-13
Craughwell 1-19 Castlegar 1-18

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 10/10/2021 18:17:39    2385133

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Senior Preliminary Quarter Final Draw
Turloughmore v Kilnadeema-Leitrim
Loughrea v Clarinbridge
Gort v Portumna
Kilconeiron v Padraig Pearses

Quarter Finals
St.Thomas' v ?
Cappataggle v ?
Craughwell v ?
Tommy Larkins v ?
Get it down too the Quarter Finals that's the real business end of the Championship and get those mickey mouse Preliminary Quarters out of the way!! Turlough, Gort and Kilconerion will sail through....But WOW what a game Loughrea v Clarinbridge will be......The majestic Clarinbridge or the doggied hardened Loughrea!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 10/10/2021 20:44:54    2385160

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Replying To katser:  "Senior A Results
St.Thomas' 0-17 Cappataggle 1-13
Killimordaly 1-14 L.Mellows 0-17
Loughrea 0-24 sarsfields 0-18!!
T.Larkins 2-20 Oranmore-Maree 0-13
Turloughmore 1-20 Ahasragh-F 0-13
Craughwell 1-19 Castlegar 1-18"
You were right about Portumna. A bunch of my Beagh friends were at the match.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 11/10/2021 14:50:33    2385252

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Replying To Sliotar99:  "Two proud hurling clubs and both All Ireland Champions in their day, Beagh 7's , some great young talent coming through for both teams."
Beagh just won the under 11 All Ireland this past weekend.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 11/10/2021 14:51:47    2385253

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Craughwell will reach the co final

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 306 - 12/10/2021 09:18:04    2385308

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Senior Preliminary Quarter Finals this Weekend
Turloughmore v Kilnadeema-Leitrim...........Turlough
Gort v Portumna..............................................Gort
Kilconeiron v Padraig Pearses.......................Kilconeiron
Clairnbridge v Loughrea (v hard to call)......'Bridge after extra time!!!
Will have a better idea of Championship once the Quarter Final Draw is made (that's where Championship really starts) but Thomas', Turlough and Clairnbridge/Loughrea look the best so far!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 12/10/2021 13:52:16    2385364

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Intermediate Quarter Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara.....................Eyrecourt
Killimor v Sylane..........................................Killimor
Carnmore v Moycullen...............................Carnmore
Abbeyknockmoy v Rahoon-Newcastle.....Abbeyknockmoy

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 12/10/2021 13:59:05    2385369

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Replying To katser:  "Senior Preliminary Quarter Finals this Weekend
Turloughmore v Kilnadeema-Leitrim...........Turlough
Gort v Portumna..............................................Gort
Kilconeiron v Padraig Pearses.......................Kilconeiron
Clairnbridge v Loughrea (v hard to call)......'Bridge after extra time!!!
Will have a better idea of Championship once the Quarter Final Draw is made (that's where Championship really starts) but Thomas', Turlough and Clairnbridge/Loughrea look the best so far!!!"
to mention Kilconeiron, great progress for them. After a walloping from OranMaree in the 2018 intermediate final to then robbery from Kinvara in 2019, to then reach a third intermediate final in a row only to be pushed back almost 6 months with Covid to then winning it AND now promoted to senior A and what looks like a winnable match to put them in the last 8 of senior championship. outstanding

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 306 - 12/10/2021 14:36:00    2385377

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Kilnadeema letrim v Turloughmore.... Turloughmore

Gort v portuma...... Gort

Kilconieron v Pádraig Pearses...... Kilconieron

Loughrea V Clarinbridge..... Loughrea(definitely game of the weekend if both teams play to their potential)

Thomas's definitely will be in the final. Can't write off cappy either. I think they can go that step futher this year. Nearly caught Thomas's the last day.
I do like the look of craughwell this year. Playing well and are a hard team to beat. They definitely are well capable of getting to a final too.

But still Thomas's are the favourites cappy are the dark horses and other two teams to qualify for the semis( thats if they don't meet in the quarter finals)
Loughrea and craughwell.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 12/10/2021 15:34:07    2385392

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "to mention Kilconeiron, great progress for them. After a walloping from OranMaree in the 2018 intermediate final to then robbery from Kinvara in 2019, to then reach a third intermediate final in a row only to be pushed back almost 6 months with Covid to then winning it AND now promoted to senior A and what looks like a winnable match to put them in the last 8 of senior championship. outstanding"
Yes, but when you look at their Senior Group this year.....Beagh, Portumna and Ballindeeren would all be Relegation strugglers but the fact all 3 were in the same group as Kilconerion gave them a great chance.
Again P.Pearses who they play next would also be Relegation strugglers. As the saying goes "it's easy play well against bad teams"
I fear they will get absolutely hammered by one of the top teams in the Quarter Finals because ever Club will be looking to draw Kilconerion out of the hat!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 12/10/2021 15:37:43    2385393

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "to mention Kilconeiron, great progress for them. After a walloping from OranMaree in the 2018 intermediate final to then robbery from Kinvara in 2019, to then reach a third intermediate final in a row only to be pushed back almost 6 months with Covid to then winning it AND now promoted to senior A and what looks like a winnable match to put them in the last 8 of senior championship. outstanding"
What robbery was this that you speak of?

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 13/10/2021 08:09:53    2385434

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Replying To katser:  "Yes, but when you look at their Senior Group this year.....Beagh, Portumna and Ballindeeren would all be Relegation strugglers but the fact all 3 were in the same group as Kilconerion gave them a great chance.
Again P.Pearses who they play next would also be Relegation strugglers. As the saying goes "it's easy play well against bad teams"
I fear they will get absolutely hammered by one of the top teams in the Quarter Finals because ever Club will be looking to draw Kilconerion out of the hat!"
What nonsense, you can only play the teams youre drawn against.

There must be a lot of potential 'relegation strugglers' in your world.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 13/10/2021 08:29:54    2385435

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Replying To katser:  "Yes, but when you look at their Senior Group this year.....Beagh, Portumna and Ballindeeren would all be Relegation strugglers but the fact all 3 were in the same group as Kilconerion gave them a great chance.
Again P.Pearses who they play next would also be Relegation strugglers. As the saying goes "it's easy play well against bad teams"
I fear they will get absolutely hammered by one of the top teams in the Quarter Finals because ever Club will be looking to draw Kilconerion out of the hat!"
a lot of ifs a buts in there, mentally going up and playing any of those teams in their group was half the battle. Look at Kinvara going up and straight down not winning a game including 2 teams Kilconieron defeated this year!

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 306 - 13/10/2021 09:16:57    2385437

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Hard to call the two winners of Senior & Inter this year. A lot of teams of a similar level.

My predictions:

Senior Champs: St Thomas'
Dark Horses: Tommy Larkins
Relegated: Mullagh

Inter Champs: Eyrecourt
Dark Horses: Killimor
Relegated: Spideal

Always a different kettle of fish in KO stages but the form of the groups so far suggest there wont be much between a lot of sides in the KO's.

getitouuut (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 13/10/2021 10:17:47    2385446

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