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With league campaigns completed and Championships underway, what are the predictions?

Junior - 3 horse race between Kilclief, Warrenpoint and the surprise packet Castlewellan - excellent championship so far
Intermediate - Carryduff as favorites with Liatroim following closely
Senior - Portaferry must be favorites after successful league campaign.

dingle82 (Down) - Posts: 193 - 23/08/2022 13:56:38    2438414

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Replying To dingle82:  "With league campaigns completed and Championships underway, what are the predictions?

Junior - 3 horse race between Kilclief, Warrenpoint and the surprise packet Castlewellan - excellent championship so far
Intermediate - Carryduff as favorites with Liatroim following closely
Senior - Portaferry must be favorites after successful league campaign."
Hard to see past Portaferry in senior though things can change quickly with an injury or suspension or two.
Carryduff and Liatroim are well ahead of the others in Intermediate and that should be a very good final.
The junior is tight with 3 teams pushing and Ballyvarley not a million miles off it either.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 26/08/2022 18:29:51    2438772

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Replying To HurlingObserver:  "Hard to see past Portaferry in senior though things can change quickly with an injury or suspension or two.
Carryduff and Liatroim are well ahead of the others in Intermediate and that should be a very good final.
The junior is tight with 3 teams pushing and Ballyvarley not a million miles off it either."
Great to see Ballyvarley improving along with Castlewellan.. Couple of years ago they struggled to field. With all the McCrickards available, Liatriom will put it up to a fancied Carryduff side..


Any stand outs for the 2023 County team?

dingle82 (Down) - Posts: 193 - 29/08/2022 13:44:44    2439028

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Big result for Bredagh today turning over Ballygalget. The gap has been narrowing this past couple of years.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 04/09/2022 15:56:55    2439641

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Replying To HurlingObserver:  "Big result for Bredagh today turning over Ballygalget. The gap has been narrowing this past couple of years."
Fair play Bredagh. I'm out of touch these days, have we many Bredagh men fit for the county?

Suas Sios (None) - Posts: 1526 - 04/09/2022 17:23:45    2439649

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Good result. Is it top 2 straight to final or Semi's?

dingle82 (Down) - Posts: 193 - 05/09/2022 08:59:34    2439703

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Replying To dingle82:  "Good result. Is it top 2 straight to final or Semi's?"
Semis PFerry home to BGalget & BCran home to Bredagh. No relegation as far as I know.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 05/09/2022 21:43:11    2439805

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When are the finals being held? I think Junior and Senior have anther game or two to go but the Intermediate is at final stage?

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 17 - 06/09/2022 12:33:41    2439841

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Replying To MrPBoylan:  "When are the finals being held? I think Junior and Senior have anther game or two to go but the Intermediate is at final stage?"
Intermediate is on 8th October Liatroim v Carryduff. A long wait but both clubs have football committments between now and then.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 06/09/2022 18:27:07    2439872

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Replying To HurlingObserver:  "Intermediate is on 8th October Liatroim v Carryduff. A long wait but both clubs have football committments between now and then."
JHC Final Warrenpoint v Castlewellan Point moving well and full value for their win. Any reports on the other game?

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 15/09/2022 10:14:19    2440728

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Replying To HurlingObserver:  "JHC Final Warrenpoint v Castlewellan Point moving well and full value for their win. Any reports on the other game?"
Castlewellan played well and deserved the win… much improved performance by both teams.. Final will be hard to call looks like the point are finding there form .. big weekend for the minors and u13 haven't been at many underage games this year but interesting to see only 1 ards team in the a finals

dingle82 (Down) - Posts: 193 - 17/09/2022 09:07:33    2440929

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Replying To dingle82:  "Castlewellan played well and deserved the win… much improved performance by both teams.. Final will be hard to call looks like the point are finding there form .. big weekend for the minors and u13 haven't been at many underage games this year but interesting to see only 1 ards team in the a finals"
Both underage finals went true to form Castlewellan big favourites won u13 handy while Bredagh were tipped for minor and came through by 8 or 9. Ballygalget relying on younger players to fill in makes it difficult but fair play to them.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 17/09/2022 20:29:39    2440988

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U15 final on Sunday in Dromara. Castlewellan v Carryduff. A novel pairing to say the least. Carryduff will be strong favourites after beating a fancied Ballygalget but the Town beat Portaferry over there an thats never easy.
SHC semi finals should see handy wins for Ports and Crans but you never know.

Frank Mitchell (Down) - Posts: 1082 - 23/09/2022 18:46:17    2441671

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Senior games look straight forward on paper but could well be tight enough. Galgets will throw everything at it. Carryduff favourite for the u15s but Castlewellan have been improving steadily. Question is have they improved enough? Great to see the Hurling development in both these clubs.

HurlingObserver (Down) - Posts: 27 - 24/09/2022 17:50:54    2441733

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