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Replying To Rosineri1:  "SFC G1: Kiernans, Towers, KKG, McCurtains
SFC G2: Fulham, TCG, Shamrocks, Joes
(draw couldn't have been much tougher on Joes apart from switching Kiernans and Shamrocks)

IFC G1: Brendans, Garryown, Parnells, Eire Og
IFC G2: Harlesden, Neasden, Cuchulainns, Clarets

JFC G1: Kiernans, Dulwich, Anthonys
JFC G2: TCG, Tara, Wandsworth

SHC : Gabriels,McCurtains, Murphys, Granuaile,, Emmets, Bros Pearse
IHC: Treacys, Fulham, Cuchulainns, Kilburn, Gabriels B"
"SFC G1: Kiernans, Towers, KKG, McCurtains SFC Interesting draw: Are KKG any good? Failed to get of Division 2 which is of a poor quality. Tommy Macs have been knocking on the door for a while now and will think they could make a semi. Also Towers could have easily beaten St Kiernans last season. Kiernans should top the table with Tommy Macs and Towers to compete for second.
G2: Fulham, TCG, Shamrocks, Joes (draw couldn't have been much tougher on Joes apart from switching Kiernans and Shamrocks) All dependant on how good TCG are currently, were disappointing in championship last season and NLS found form late in the season and competed well. Fulham will top the table with possibly NLS to shade second. Fulham to win it outright, St Joes will go down.
IFC G1: Brendans, Garryown, Parnells, Eire Og St Brendans will walk this group. Parnells or Garryowen should claim second. Garryowen always seem to find form in championship and Parnells seem strong again. Eire Og will compete well as always but don't seem to be a championship team.
IFC G2: Harlesden, Neasden, Cuchulainns, Clarets What is going on with Neasden? Cuchs are another club who are hard to read at times. Both could compete depending on recruitment but Harlseden and St Clarets seem to be going well at the moment and both teams will think they could win it outright.
St Brendans favourites with Clarets as dark horses, One of three or four teams could go down.
JFC G1: Kiernans, Dulwich, Anthonys JFC Dulwich will start as favs to win it outright. After getting to the intermediate final they'll be disappointed to be down in Junior. Kiernans may sneak the other semi final spot.
G2: TCG, Tara, Wandsworth Group seems open. Wandsworth seem to have made some progress. Taras have brought a lot of players through so those two should make the semi.
Dulwich or Taras to win it.

LondainEire (UK) - Posts: 30 - 12/05/2022 16:57:20    2416743

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good to see PRO finally realising most people no longer read the Irish papers and now posting fixtures on social media.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 2098 - 13/05/2022 10:08:09    2416803

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Have kilburn just the one team, and intermediate at that?

skirge7 (UK) - Posts: 187 - 14/05/2022 10:41:18    2416958

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Dulwich got a bit of a beating from Wandsworth yesterday. Getting their first bit of silverware might a bit of a turning point for Wandsworth.

WestAwake88 (Galway) - Posts: 108 - 15/05/2022 09:20:35    2417151

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Does anyone know what is happening with the fixtures this season? As far as I know it was always two weeks notice before. Now they don't seem to come out until the Monday before? Also, why are there games fixed for this weekend? One of the biggest sporting weekends of the year and people wonder why walkovers are being given left right and centre.

Silverfox79 (UK) - Posts: 10 - 24/05/2022 10:14:43    2419886

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Replying To Silverfox79:  "Does anyone know what is happening with the fixtures this season? As far as I know it was always two weeks notice before. Now they don't seem to come out until the Monday before? Also, why are there games fixed for this weekend? One of the biggest sporting weekends of the year and people wonder why walkovers are being given left right and centre."
It seems a shambles alright. Fair enough it's been done voluntary but Doyle left a template behind him and it worked excellently. There should be at least two weeks notice given. I see some reserve teams have two games midweek and they probably only found out Sunday night/Monday morning. Also some division 2 and 3 games being delayed because of the London juniors which is a bit stupid. They can easily play games midweek.

whoareya (Donegal) - Posts: 75 - 24/05/2022 13:40:16    2419968

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Some interesting results the last week in the football. Eire og giving a pasting to Neasden and then getting a good beating themselves by Clarets. Credit to Clarets, they really have got their house in order last couple of year and could have a great year. Neasden could struggle big time this year.
Dulwich at the wrong end of a few tight games - KKG def on the up again it seems.

In senior, Kiernans and Shamrocks played out a draw, expected Kiernans to edge this one so fair play to the shamrocks. Fulham had plenty to spare over McCurtans & the Brendans. Both teams seem to be operating at the same level.

TCG will be the team to beat this year imo

LondainGael (UK) - Posts: 23 - 13/06/2022 16:13:36    2424734

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Strong word is the London football manager heading for the Antrim job.

AntrimJim (Antrim) - Posts: 39 - 16/06/2022 08:43:29    2425266

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Replying To LondainGael:  "Some interesting results the last week in the football. Eire og giving a pasting to Neasden and then getting a good beating themselves by Clarets. Credit to Clarets, they really have got their house in order last couple of year and could have a great year. Neasden could struggle big time this year.
Dulwich at the wrong end of a few tight games - KKG def on the up again it seems.

In senior, Kiernans and Shamrocks played out a draw, expected Kiernans to edge this one so fair play to the shamrocks. Fulham had plenty to spare over McCurtans & the Brendans. Both teams seem to be operating at the same level.

TCG will be the team to beat this year imo"
Hard to judge the league but pretty clear that Neasden as a club are in huge bother. Clarets going well in Division 2. Dulwich seem to have recovered from their poor year last season where they seemed to fall apart after the 2020 final. Quality of Division 2 seems poor though.
Senior I think Fulham will win it this year. Can't judge senior championship by league but feel they'll have enough motivation. Intermediate: St Brendans should be too strong. Harlesden or Clarets could push them. At Junior level Dulwich or TCG should win it outright.

LondainEire (UK) - Posts: 30 - 16/06/2022 13:23:01    2425378

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Intermediate and Junior championships kicked this weekend. Some interesting results already.

Harlesden and Parnells appear to be very strong while Clarets made hard work of Neasden. It's a shame to see what has become of Neasden. Was not expecting the Brendans to be as bad as they were.

Junior threw up a surprise in TCG beating Wandsworth as they looked to have recruited heavily this year. The game vs Tara will be a very interesting one now. TCG on the head to head are pretty much in a semi final now. Kiernans beat Anthonys as expected.

As ever, pathetic promotion and coverage of the start of the championship despite the week before having wall to wall coverage of the Junior county team. No results or updates on the games, you'd hardly know there was anything happening at all, and you have to go on to individual club social media to find out what's going on. Same old with a bit of "glamour" (if you could ever describe an All Ireland Junior championship as that), London GAA are doolally on social media. But the club scene is neglected once again, the fair weather approach isn't good enough.

fancyaride (Mayo) - Posts: 170 - 18/07/2022 15:58:51    2432766

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Been a bit quiet on here lately. Whats the latest around the divisions and championships.

TCG/Fulham/Kiernans all to go strong in Senior - Joes looking like they are struggling at the moment in Div 1 and would be my tip to make the drop back down into Intermediate.

Intermediate - Harlesden and clarets going well. Would imagine both will make the final. Parnells a dark horse for me.
Brendans who i thought would be one of the favs in here are faltering big style! Neasden the certainty do 1-2-3 and drop in Junior IMO.

Junior - Not as close to the action in this division but going from the results TCG or Dulwich appear to be strong at this grade.

Jaybloggs (UK) - Posts: 30 - 02/08/2022 12:54:41    2435882

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I think TCG gave Wandsworth a little surprise in the first round. For the first time in a few years Junior feels very open. I think it could be between any of Dulwich, TCG and Wandsworth.

Would love to know the inside story on what has happened to Neasden. A few years ago the buzz around about Clarke and Harrison to now not fulfilling games and being beaten heavily when they do take the field.

WestAwake88 (Galway) - Posts: 108 - 04/08/2022 17:07:09    2436235

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Any word on how the hurling is going??

edshamrocks (Wexford) - Posts: 375 - 05/08/2022 08:46:37    2436276

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Replying To edshamrocks:  "Any word on how the hurling is going??"
Wins in the first of the senior championship for Gabriel's over Murphy's, the Emmetts beat Granuaille & Brother Pearses beat TMC, all very one sided be the sounds of things. Emmetts will be hard stopped again although Gabriel's will be in the running. The intermediate looks like a 2 horse race with Treacys and Kilburn Gaels

ExtraWrigley (Antrim) - Posts: 1 - 05/08/2022 13:15:10    2436327

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Replying To WestAwake88:  "I think TCG gave Wandsworth a little surprise in the first round. For the first time in a few years Junior feels very open. I think it could be between any of Dulwich, TCG and Wandsworth.

Would love to know the inside story on what has happened to Neasden. A few years ago the buzz around about Clarke and Harrison to now not fulfilling games and being beaten heavily when they do take the field."
Neasden story from the outside always looked destined to fail. Pumping money into short term 'success'. Spent a lot of money that would have been so much better used in trying to create an underage club or possibly bring in a ladies team to create a long term plan for the club. If they do lose the playoff and go down to Junior - they will find it difficult to bounce back.

Big wins for Clarets and Parnells, Clarets flying it - two clubs that have invested heavily in underage in recent years and are reaping the rewards now.

LondainGael (UK) - Posts: 23 - 08/08/2022 10:47:43    2436615

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Replying To LondainGael:  "Neasden story from the outside always looked destined to fail. Pumping money into short term 'success'. Spent a lot of money that would have been so much better used in trying to create an underage club or possibly bring in a ladies team to create a long term plan for the club. If they do lose the playoff and go down to Junior - they will find it difficult to bounce back.

Big wins for Clarets and Parnells, Clarets flying it - two clubs that have invested heavily in underage in recent years and are reaping the rewards now."
Agree RE Neasden - obviously a proud club and may take a little time for them to get back to the top table. Bringing the Galácticos across from Ireland was the definition of short termism but did bring a relative level of success to the club...

Fair play to Clarets - have came a long way from where they were at the lower ebbs of junior a number of years ago.

Jaybloggs (UK) - Posts: 30 - 08/08/2022 16:18:04    2436691

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Replying To ExtraWrigley:  "Wins in the first of the senior championship for Gabriel's over Murphy's, the Emmetts beat Granuaille & Brother Pearses beat TMC, all very one sided be the sounds of things. Emmetts will be hard stopped again although Gabriel's will be in the running. The intermediate looks like a 2 horse race with Treacys and Kilburn Gaels"
Cheers extrawrightley
Ya I seen the results an this weekends results aswell.

edshamrocks (Wexford) - Posts: 375 - 08/08/2022 16:31:13    2436692

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Replying To Jaybloggs:  "Agree RE Neasden - obviously a proud club and may take a little time for them to get back to the top table. Bringing the Galácticos across from Ireland was the definition of short termism but did bring a relative level of success to the club...

Fair play to Clarets - have came a long way from where they were at the lower ebbs of junior a number of years ago."
It was obvious to anyone who was in London at the time when Neasden were flying these players over that the whole thing was built on sand. But it might have been seen as a tactic to raise the profile of the club and attract players long term. Covid derailed the season after and this scuppered everything else for them. It was fun to watch at the time, but with an unreal set of forwards and the most woeful set of backs, the whole thing was madness and entertaining.

But we've seen it over many years where clubs attempt this approach and doesn't come off and indeed a few have been lost in the last decade who attempted similar.

As for Intermediate, all credit to the likes of Clarets and Parnells and indeed Harlesden who have been plugging away for a number of years. However I don't expect any of those vying for honours (Garryowen) will relish the step up to senior. All four teams will follow the pattern of Brendans, and be torn apart at that level, the gap is so huge. Interesting to see Tara's who would be 3rd favourites for the junior championship on the cusp of promotion to Division 1, this best sums up the competitiveness of intermediate and junior but also the gap to senior/Division 1.

fancyaride (Mayo) - Posts: 170 - 09/08/2022 09:38:44    2436742

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I wouldn't really take anything from the league, no disrespect to Tara but D2 didn't seem to be taken seriously at all by a number of clubs this year. Regarding championship, the step up to senior is indeed massive but this is the case in a lot of counties back home too. Looking at Senior I fancy Fulham to win it this year, St Kiernans have Kevin McCarthy signed up but from what I've heard they don't seem to be back training very well. In relation to inter- Parnells should win this out. Looking very impressive and years of underage work paying dividends. Sad to see Neasden and Eire Og in the shape they are in. Not sure who will win the play off but both are in a sorry state.

Silverfox79 (UK) - Posts: 10 - 11/08/2022 15:02:16    2437087

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