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Munster Club Senior Football Final

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Well done to the Barr's!
A very enjoyable game to watch.
Thought the Ref from Clare had a very good game too.

Moyle (Tipperary) - Posts: 72 - 16/01/2022 15:21:52    2395160

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Well done to St Finbarrs, and best of luck in the allireland series. Stacks gave it their all but it wasn't enough unfortunately for them, I'd say that's the last we'll see of Kieran Star Donaghy in a Stacks shirt, end of an era.

The reff did really well, he was sensible in all his decisions.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14092 - 16/01/2022 16:28:26    2395168

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Good competitive game. Kilcoo look good in ulster game. Barr's tough game with Castlehaven stood to them, but game could have gone either way! Good luck to the 'Barrs

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 16/01/2022 17:01:38    2395173

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Great win for the Barrs and a shot in the arm for Cork football overall. There isn't a whole pile to read into the win. We are miles behind Kerry at senior County level but to have the confidence to close the gap ,its no harm to win games like that.

It was a close game. Barrs had a scoring burst before half time. Stacks had a scoring burst after halftime. The second goal was crucial as was Brian Hayes point shortly before that. (really hope this guy chooses football and our County management can put a plan in place to nurture his ability as he is some talent). John Kerins save was also important as was Michael Shields experience to buy a free at the end. It wasn't a free but ref was a bit away and Shields conned him. These were the key moments and they went in Barrs favour today. Other days it does not work out.

Barrs defending was outstanding today. They man marked and did it brilliantly. Scully was man of the match but Sam Ryan was very good on Star. Won nearly all the one on one battles without conceding one free. Billy Hennessy was immense in first half Turing the ball over in one on one tackles five times while Alan O'connor did the same three times in second half. His execution of the footblock was top drawer.

If they work on shot selection and get a better return from the forwards then they may have a chance to beat Kilcoo who will be huge favourites in the semi final.

Hard luck to Stacks. There will be no fear of a club like that. They will continue to produce great players and will be back playing and competing next year. Its hard to win Kerry championships (as it should be) but they are in with a shout as much as any other team.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3917 - 16/01/2022 17:36:28    2395180

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Replying To Moyle:  "Well done to the Barr's!
A very enjoyable game to watch.
Thought the Ref from Clare had a very good game too."
St. Finbarr's backs were excellent. Goalie was more than good. Most blocked kicks I've seen in one game recently. Stacks outplayed on the day. Loss of Sullivan early on did not help their cause.
The referee was on his game and did not impact the outcome. A sensible type which is badly needed at the higher levels--.......I hope some of them were watching.Approved of the way he allowed play to continue when a player was down and obviously not seriously injured.....applied the rule as written.
The game was played in a most sporting manner. Well done to all.

Gaa Fan (USA) - Posts: 669 - 16/01/2022 19:18:15    2395199

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Very enjoyable game well on top first half, a bit sloppy second but stacks always going to have a purple patch, very happy seeing shiels come in brings me back to when cork where at their best.
God I hope yee beat kilcoo, Idk why, have no links to any team in down or ulster but since I seen them in 2019 I just don't like them, they have this chip on their shoulder like they deserve an AI more than everyone but haven't actually beaten anyone of value

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 123 - 16/01/2022 20:57:05    2395216

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Great win for the Barrs and a shot in the arm for Cork football overall. There isn't a whole pile to read into the win. We are miles behind Kerry at senior County level but to have the confidence to close the gap ,its no harm to win games like that.

It was a close game. Barrs had a scoring burst before half time. Stacks had a scoring burst after halftime. The second goal was crucial as was Brian Hayes point shortly before that. (really hope this guy chooses football and our County management can put a plan in place to nurture his ability as he is some talent). John Kerins save was also important as was Michael Shields experience to buy a free at the end. It wasn't a free but ref was a bit away and Shields conned him. These were the key moments and they went in Barrs favour today. Other days it does not work out.

Barrs defending was outstanding today. They man marked and did it brilliantly. Scully was man of the match but Sam Ryan was very good on Star. Won nearly all the one on one battles without conceding one free. Billy Hennessy was immense in first half Turing the ball over in one on one tackles five times while Alan O'connor did the same three times in second half. His execution of the footblock was top drawer.

If they work on shot selection and get a better return from the forwards then they may have a chance to beat Kilcoo who will be huge favourites in the semi final.

Hard luck to Stacks. There will be no fear of a club like that. They will continue to produce great players and will be back playing and competing next year. Its hard to win Kerry championships (as it should be) but they are in with a shout as much as any other team."
Ya, from the reverse angle in replay last free to St Finbarr's looked to be a very soft one alright but,as you said, the Ref was very far behind for that one.

Overall though he just struck me as a very sensible Ref.... and there's not many of them around.

Moyle (Tipperary) - Posts: 72 - 17/01/2022 07:47:51    2395224

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Replying To Moyle:  "Ya, from the reverse angle in replay last free to St Finbarr's looked to be a very soft one alright but,as you said, the Ref was very far behind for that one.

Overall though he just struck me as a very sensible Ref.... and there's not many of them around."
Ya I thought the ref was very good overall and let the game flow. St Finbarr's were the better team overall. They play a nice fast football. Overall I enjoyed the game

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 832 - 17/01/2022 09:53:18    2395234

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Great win for the Barrs and a shot in the arm for Cork football overall. There isn't a whole pile to read into the win. We are miles behind Kerry at senior County level but to have the confidence to close the gap ,its no harm to win games like that.

It was a close game. Barrs had a scoring burst before half time. Stacks had a scoring burst after halftime. The second goal was crucial as was Brian Hayes point shortly before that. (really hope this guy chooses football and our County management can put a plan in place to nurture his ability as he is some talent). John Kerins save was also important as was Michael Shields experience to buy a free at the end. It wasn't a free but ref was a bit away and Shields conned him. These were the key moments and they went in Barrs favour today. Other days it does not work out.

Barrs defending was outstanding today. They man marked and did it brilliantly. Scully was man of the match but Sam Ryan was very good on Star. Won nearly all the one on one battles without conceding one free. Billy Hennessy was immense in first half Turing the ball over in one on one tackles five times while Alan O'connor did the same three times in second half. His execution of the footblock was top drawer.

If they work on shot selection and get a better return from the forwards then they may have a chance to beat Kilcoo who will be huge favourites in the semi final.

Hard luck to Stacks. There will be no fear of a club like that. They will continue to produce great players and will be back playing and competing next year. Its hard to win Kerry championships (as it should be) but they are in with a shout as much as any other team."
Brian Hayes certainly is a prodigious talent in both codes. Whichever sport he chooses he will excel. He is a natural... reminds me of Ray Cummins

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 17/01/2022 12:57:05    2395283

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Replying To Rockies:  "Brian Hayes certainly is a prodigious talent in both codes. Whichever sport he chooses he will excel. He is a natural... reminds me of Ray Cummins"
Hopefully we don't have another Aidan Walsh...what I mean by that is..11 years ago he was young footballer of the year and an All Star at 19..now.he is only 32 , still playing great stuff for Kanturk but hasn't played intercounty for about 4 years..a real pity..he was almost asked to do too much..

hopefully split season will help Hayes..he can play both codes with the Barrs and he will be some addition to whatever senior county panel he chooses..

Interesting that Jack Cahalane seems to have chosen football..also Billy Hennessy and your own club men Daniel Meaney & Tadgh Deasy seemed to have switched codes also...Deasy could a huge addition to football team..two footed natural forward..big young lad..was very impressed in the few games I saw him with Michael's this year

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3917 - 17/01/2022 14:11:24    2395306

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Hopefully we don't have another Aidan Walsh...what I mean by that is..11 years ago he was young footballer of the year and an All Star at 19..now.he is only 32 , still playing great stuff for Kanturk but hasn't played intercounty for about 4 years..a real pity..he was almost asked to do too much..

hopefully split season will help Hayes..he can play both codes with the Barrs and he will be some addition to whatever senior county panel he chooses..

Interesting that Jack Cahalane seems to have chosen football..also Billy Hennessy and your own club men Daniel Meaney & Tadgh Deasy seemed to have switched codes also...Deasy could a huge addition to football team..two footed natural forward..big young lad..was very impressed in the few games I saw him with Michael's this year"
New football manager Keith Ricken is a welcome addition. Certainly, Cork football can only improve. I'd like to see Ben O' Connor in charge of hurlers, and I think will happen sooner than later!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 17/01/2022 17:36:29    2395354

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Replying To Sportsfanatic90:  "Very enjoyable game well on top first half, a bit sloppy second but stacks always going to have a purple patch, very happy seeing shiels come in brings me back to when cork where at their best.
God I hope yee beat kilcoo, Idk why, have no links to any team in down or ulster but since I seen them in 2019 I just don't like them, they have this chip on their shoulder like they deserve an AI more than everyone but haven't actually beaten anyone of value"
Im not from Kilcoo, exactly what do you not like about them, This is a club from the foot of the mournes, a parish of about 1100 people, they eat, breath, sleep Gaa , believe me they have no chip on their shoulder, and anything they won , they earned it, They also know no one deserves an All ireland untill you actually win it, And havent beaten anyone of value. Like who name these clubs of value please, They did beat the favourites for this years AI ,Glen from Derry, Believe me they will look no further than St Finbarrs, the homework they will do will be unreal, and if its not good enough Kilcoo will be the first to hold their hands up, Bit of a silly statement to make given the fact as you say, you have no links , with Down, Kilcoo or Ulster, But anyway , looking foward to the names of these clubs of value you talk about

germac (Down) - Posts: 408 - 17/01/2022 19:53:46    2395375

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Replying To Rockies:  "New football manager Keith Ricken is a welcome addition. Certainly, Cork football can only improve. I'd like to see Ben O' Connor in charge of hurlers, and I think will happen sooner than later!"
100% agree re Ben O'Connor. The sooner the better IMO. I think with lads like Joyce coming through and with Alan Connolly, Shane Barrett, Jack O'connor, Robbie OFlynn getting better and better , the gap is closing. I just don't think it will happen under current management. Hogging and Lehane have only a year or two left, we have to get it right soon.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3917 - 18/01/2022 11:28:38    2395411

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Replying To germac:  "Im not from Kilcoo, exactly what do you not like about them, This is a club from the foot of the mournes, a parish of about 1100 people, they eat, breath, sleep Gaa , believe me they have no chip on their shoulder, and anything they won , they earned it, They also know no one deserves an All ireland untill you actually win it, And havent beaten anyone of value. Like who name these clubs of value please, They did beat the favourites for this years AI ,Glen from Derry, Believe me they will look no further than St Finbarrs, the homework they will do will be unreal, and if its not good enough Kilcoo will be the first to hold their hands up, Bit of a silly statement to make given the fact as you say, you have no links , with Down, Kilcoo or Ulster, But anyway , looking foward to the names of these clubs of value you talk about"
I completely agree with you. For a small club, what they've achieved is brilliant. Also, regarding beating teams 'of note', they beat Ballyboden in the All-Ireland semi final a few years ago. They're definitely a team of note, having won the All-Ireland themselves a few years previously.
I've seen a bit of Kilcoo this year and enjoy watching them. They attack at real pace and are often looking to create goal chances. Jerome Johnston has scored a few crackers in this campaign.
The Ulster final was a poor spectacle, but a lot of that had to do with the packed defence they were facing. Once they built up a bit of a lead, the contest was over.
The head says a Kilcoo vs Kilmacud final, but I'd love to see Pearse's make it.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1489 - 18/01/2022 12:11:55    2395427

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well done to the Bar's - young Hayes has plenty of skill/speed and not afraid to mix it.
As for my own county men the Harps very poor showing, might have been a case of rabbit in the head light syndrome, hopefully they will be back and a bit more focused. However they are an aging team

Blitzkrig (Fermanagh) - Posts: 35 - 18/01/2022 13:31:02    2395439

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Replying To Blitzkrig:  "well done to the Bar's - young Hayes has plenty of skill/speed and not afraid to mix it.
As for my own county men the Harps very poor showing, might have been a case of rabbit in the head light syndrome, hopefully they will be back and a bit more focused. However they are an aging team"
Kilcoo look very good and are tipped to win outright this year. Keep on trying!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 18/01/2022 18:01:35    2395494

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Really enjoyed the Barrs v Stacks. A great open game with great scores and blocking and kicking. Kilcoo were excellent too against a team that found it difficult or were not.let... to play as they wanted.
It will be a fascinating semi between two top class teams. Looking forward to it.
Seems to be a contrast in styles but in todays world the team that can adapt and change their style when required will win as well of.course as taking their scores !

carlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 1700 - 19/01/2022 15:17:34    2395621

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