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Seems like Kilmacud Crokes championship to lose.

Predictions:

Ulster: Kilcoo
Munster: Nemo
Leinster: Kilmacud
Connacht: Westport

Moycullen, Naas, Ratoath, Kerins O Rahillys, Glen and Crossmaglen all gave great chances to win their provinces.

Experience is everything when it comes to club All Ireland. You hardly ever see a team that hasn't won their county in a while go on and win their province.

Temple56 (Westmeath) - Posts: 215 - 01/11/2022 10:09:30    2446091

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Replying To Temple56:  "Seems like Kilmacud Crokes championship to lose.

Predictions:

Ulster: Kilcoo
Munster: Nemo
Leinster: Kilmacud
Connacht: Westport

Moycullen, Naas, Ratoath, Kerins O Rahillys, Glen and Crossmaglen all gave great chances to win their provinces.

Experience is everything when it comes to club All Ireland. You hardly ever see a team that hasn't won their county in a while go on and win their province."
Don't forget Portarlington in Leinster. They are a very good outfit who go about their business quietly. Westport have won their first ever county title. That might work against them as they go deeper in to the championship. Kilmacud play Naas in Parnell Park on Sunday. That should be a real contest. So too should 'Cross and Ballybay in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening. Looking at the draw in the Ulster club championship it has the makings of the best championship of the year.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5852 - 01/11/2022 13:19:37    2446105

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Replying To Temple56:  "Seems like Kilmacud Crokes championship to lose.

Predictions:

Ulster: Kilcoo
Munster: Nemo
Leinster: Kilmacud
Connacht: Westport

Moycullen, Naas, Ratoath, Kerins O Rahillys, Glen and Crossmaglen all gave great chances to win their provinces.

Experience is everything when it comes to club All Ireland. You hardly ever see a team that hasn't won their county in a while go on and win their province."
I'd be very surprised if Moycullen lost to Westport. Very fit, mobile team and they have four of the Galway panel from the all-ireland final plus Peter Cooke back who will be a certain starter for Galway at midfield if he doesnt go back to America after club championship.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 224 - 01/11/2022 14:16:36    2446123

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Don't forget Portarlington in Leinster. They are a very good outfit who go about their business quietly. Westport have won their first ever county title. That might work against them as they go deeper in to the championship. Kilmacud play Naas in Parnell Park on Sunday. That should be a real contest. So too should 'Cross and Ballybay in the Athletic Grounds on Saturday evening. Looking at the draw in the Ulster club championship it has the makings of the best championship of the year."
one name portarlington

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1559 - 01/11/2022 14:23:01    2446125

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Replying To mickcunningham:  "one name portarlington"
Portarlington fell over the line v castletown who were missing brosnan, they would want to improve to be able win a leinster

lefty (Wexford) - Posts: 141 - 01/11/2022 14:38:13    2446127

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How many feel that the first Kilmacud goal should have been disallowed on Sunday? I for one feel it should because the quick free was (1) taken from the wrong place, the foul was committed about 5 yards left of where the free was taken from and (2) the free taker took a very long step forward from where he was "handed" the ball before kicking it.
All that said it showed a serious lack of concentration by the defender in doing a "Paddy Cullen" act of benevolence to the opposition by gifting them the ball in that situation, what had he to loose by holding on to the ball until all the 'ducks were in a row' so to speak. All that could have happened was that the referee would bring the free forward…. by a meter or two.

MillerX (Meath) - Posts: 932 - 09/11/2022 10:08:41    2446930

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Replying To MillerX:  "How many feel that the first Kilmacud goal should have been disallowed on Sunday? I for one feel it should because the quick free was (1) taken from the wrong place, the foul was committed about 5 yards left of where the free was taken from and (2) the free taker took a very long step forward from where he was "handed" the ball before kicking it.
All that said it showed a serious lack of concentration by the defender in doing a "Paddy Cullen" act of benevolence to the opposition by gifting them the ball in that situation, what had he to loose by holding on to the ball until all the 'ducks were in a row' so to speak. All that could have happened was that the referee would bring the free forward…. by a meter or two."
Thought so myself. The free clearly wasn't taken from the correct place, so I thought the referee should have ordered that it be brought back and taken again.

Also agree that the defender was naive (at best) in putting the ball down like that for the free to be taken. We often see lads holding onto the ball like that after frees are awarded, and only handing it over after it's nearly wrestled from them. Sometimes it doesn't pay to be nice!

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 1225 - 09/11/2022 12:45:13    2446967

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Replying To MillerX:  "How many feel that the first Kilmacud goal should have been disallowed on Sunday? I for one feel it should because the quick free was (1) taken from the wrong place, the foul was committed about 5 yards left of where the free was taken from and (2) the free taker took a very long step forward from where he was "handed" the ball before kicking it.
All that said it showed a serious lack of concentration by the defender in doing a "Paddy Cullen" act of benevolence to the opposition by gifting them the ball in that situation, what had he to loose by holding on to the ball until all the 'ducks were in a row' so to speak. All that could have happened was that the referee would bring the free forward…. by a meter or two."
Absolutely. Thought the ref gave vast majority of marginal calls to Crokes. Definitely not a 9 point game. Crokes, with Walsh are big box office attractions for the AI semi and final, and I cant help but feel that the GAA have a strong preference for their progression through Leinster. Of course Moycullen would be the preferred opposition in the final to add to the spice, but it doesn't matter, any team who gets to the final 4 v Kilmacud in a semi or final will attract a big crowd and tv audience.
Also thought the third goal was a double hop - didn't matter at that stage and could be argued that he lost possession rather than hopping it , but for me dropping the ball in a tackle and picking it up on its first bounce without another player having touched it, should be considered hopping ( otherwise you are getting into a subjective realm as to what's a bounce and what's a hop (and we already have enough subjectivity in the rules).

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 480 - 09/11/2022 14:23:43    2446986

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