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Draw on tonight with first games set for the weekend of the 23rd and 24th of May.
The clubs will be split into three groups with holders Corofin, runners-up Tuam Stars and one of defeated semi-finalists, Moycullen or Salthill-Knocknacarra, being seeded.

The team not drawn,
Moycullen or Salthill/Knocknacarra will go back into the draw with the other 14 teams.
The top 2 teams in each group (6) and the 2 best 3rd place teams will qualify for Quarter Finals.
The teams that top the 3 groups and the best 2nd place team will be seeded in Quarter Final.
Repeat fixtures to be avoided in Quarter Finals.
Each club will play a minimum of five matches under the format.
The three 6th place teams and worst 5th place team (4) will go into the relegation round robin with bottom 2 teams in relegation group relegated and both the intermediate champions and runners-up travelling in the opposite direction.
18 Teams
Corofin
Tuam Stars
Salthill-Knocknacarra
Moycullen
Annaghdown
An Spidéal
An Cheathrú Rua
Barna
Caherlistrane
Claregalway
Míchaél Breathnach
Milltown
Mountbellew/Moylough
Monivea/Abbeyknockmoy
Oughterard
St Michaels
St. James'

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 395 - 20/02/2020 18:48:12    2268665

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Galway Senior Football Championship

Group 1

Salthill-Knocknacarra, Oughterard, St Michaels, Monivea Abbey, Annaghdown, Moycullen.

Group 2

Tuam Stars, Milltown, Caherlistrane, Mícheál Breathnach, An Spidéal, Mountbellew/Moylough.

Group 3

Corofin, Killannin, Claregalway, Barna, An Cheathrú Rua, St James.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1741 - 21/02/2020 00:06:35    2268703

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Group A
1 Salthill-Knocknacarra
2 Oughterard
3 St Michaels
4 Monivea-Abbey
5 Annaghdown
6 Maigh Cuilinn

Group B
1 Tuam Stars
2 Milltown
3 Caherlistrane
4 Micheal Breathnach
5 An Spidéal
6 Mountbellew-Moylough

Group C
1 Corofin
2 Killannin
3 Claregalway
4 Bearna
5 An Cheathrú Rua
6 St James'

galwaygoal (Galway) - Posts: 94 - 21/02/2020 08:46:08    2268720

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Replying To galwaygoal:  "Group A
1 Salthill-Knocknacarra
2 Oughterard
3 St Michaels
4 Monivea-Abbey
5 Annaghdown
6 Maigh Cuilinn

Group B
1 Tuam Stars
2 Milltown
3 Caherlistrane
4 Micheal Breathnach
5 An Spidéal
6 Mountbellew-Moylough

Group C
1 Corofin
2 Killannin
3 Claregalway
4 Bearna
5 An Cheathrú Rua
6 St James'"
Group A is the toughest group, salthill will be caught by oughterard in first round I feel, micheals will be in trouble, derby between moycullen and oughterard.
2 seeded teams so 3 through, moycullen monivea and oughterard to advance but a tough tough group.

Group B favourable to Tuam and MM, caherlistrane and milltown will find it hard derby match between spiddal and MB.
Tuam and MM to advance

Group C easiest group and the AI champs in it ha, bearna and carraroe in trouble, corrofin and claregalway to advance

mise87 (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 21/02/2020 10:22:07    2268739

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I think the less said about Group C the better.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 114 - 21/02/2020 10:42:13    2268746

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Replying To mise87:  "Group A is the toughest group, salthill will be caught by oughterard in first round I feel, micheals will be in trouble, derby between moycullen and oughterard.
2 seeded teams so 3 through, moycullen monivea and oughterard to advance but a tough tough group.

Group B favourable to Tuam and MM, caherlistrane and milltown will find it hard derby match between spiddal and MB.
Tuam and MM to advance

Group C easiest group and the AI champs in it ha, bearna and carraroe in trouble, corrofin and claregalway to advance"
That's incorrect it's actually the top two 3rds out of the three groups it changed this year... and I believe it will be moycullen annaghdown and oughterard to come out of the group. Annaghdown had to deal without comer and Duggan for all of the championship last year think they will be a different team this year. Hard to know how MM will be with new management wonder will they play a more offensive style with Val Daly at the helm? Corofin to walk through their group with their 2nd team out

GalwayMan21 (Galway) - Posts: 3 - 21/02/2020 12:27:42    2268774

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For what its worth and in no particular order

Group A
Oughterard
Annaghdown
Maigh Cuilinn

Group B
Tuam Stars
An Spidéal
Mountbellew-Moylough

Group C
Corofin
Killannin
Claregalway

northbouind (Galway) - Posts: 239 - 21/02/2020 12:48:00    2268780

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Replying To northbouind:  "For what its worth and in no particular order

Group A
Oughterard
Annaghdown
Maigh Cuilinn

Group B
Tuam Stars
An Spidéal
Mountbellew-Moylough

Group C
Corofin
Killannin
Claregalway"
Breathnach's very unlucky not to win Intermediate last year and so not far away. I also wouldn't be writing off the Jimmies. Any team with Concannon, Duane and Conroy has a chance.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 395 - 21/02/2020 15:54:46    2268826

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Replying To GalwayMan21:  "That's incorrect it's actually the top two 3rds out of the three groups it changed this year... and I believe it will be moycullen annaghdown and oughterard to come out of the group. Annaghdown had to deal without comer and Duggan for all of the championship last year think they will be a different team this year. Hard to know how MM will be with new management wonder will they play a more offensive style with Val Daly at the helm? Corofin to walk through their group with their 2nd team out"
Duggan not near ready to play for a couple of months yet.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 403 - 21/02/2020 20:27:28    2268879

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Would agree MB very unlucky last year.Will need a fair bit of luck to qualify from there group. Jimmies were poorly prepared last year. Whose managing them this year?

Stripsandbanners (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 21/02/2020 20:53:09    2268884

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Replying To GalwayMan21:  "That's incorrect it's actually the top two 3rds out of the three groups it changed this year... and I believe it will be moycullen annaghdown and oughterard to come out of the group. Annaghdown had to deal without comer and Duggan for all of the championship last year think they will be a different team this year. Hard to know how MM will be with new management wonder will they play a more offensive style with Val Daly at the helm? Corofin to walk through their group with their 2nd team out"
How does that work??? 3 teams from each group is 9, how does that make quarter finals????

mise87 (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 21/02/2020 20:57:39    2268886

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Replying To mise87:  "How does that work??? 3 teams from each group is 9, how does that make quarter finals????"
The top 2 teams in each group (6) and the 2 best 3rd place teams will qualify for Quarter Finals.
The teams that top the 3 groups and the best 2nd place team will be seeded in Quarter Final.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 395 - 21/02/2020 21:55:11    2268903

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The best two of the third finishing teams in ach group. If that makes sense!

northbouind (Galway) - Posts: 239 - 21/02/2020 21:58:53    2268906

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Replying To GalwayMan21:  "That's incorrect it's actually the top two 3rds out of the three groups it changed this year... and I believe it will be moycullen annaghdown and oughterard to come out of the group. Annaghdown had to deal without comer and Duggan for all of the championship last year think they will be a different team this year. Hard to know how MM will be with new management wonder will they play a more offensive style with Val Daly at the helm? Corofin to walk through their group with their 2nd team out"
That's correct, the best two 3rd place teams, but it's not a change this year. The same was in place last year. Killannin were the 3rd place team to miss out on the quarters last year.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 734 - 22/02/2020 00:34:07    2268924

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "That's correct, the best two 3rd place teams, but it's not a change this year. The same was in place last year. Killannin were the 3rd place team to miss out on the quarters last year."
The same was not in place last year, last year, in the group with the 2 semi finalists, third place was guaranteed progression. Best of the other 2 thirds also got through.

ned_flanders (Galway) - Posts: 47 - 22/02/2020 11:06:15    2268946

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Replying To GalwayMan21:  "That's incorrect it's actually the top two 3rds out of the three groups it changed this year... and I believe it will be moycullen annaghdown and oughterard to come out of the group. Annaghdown had to deal without comer and Duggan for all of the championship last year think they will be a different team this year. Hard to know how MM will be with new management wonder will they play a more offensive style with Val Daly at the helm? Corofin to walk through their group with their 2nd team out"
Theres no doubt corofin will get through easily minus a few players . But to say they will do it with their second team is ridiculous. Firstly corofin will , and rightly do, try to retain their second team players for intermediate. Secondly whilst they are a strong intermediate team which is a fabulous achievement, it has been shown that the top intermediate sides can handled them easily enough so to suggest that their second team would breeze through a senior group is crazy.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 87 - 22/02/2020 11:28:29    2268949

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Replying To ned_flanders:  "The same was not in place last year, last year, in the group with the 2 semi finalists, third place was guaranteed progression. Best of the other 2 thirds also got through."
Thanks for clarifying. I'd assumed Claregalway went through as they had the best points difference anyway of the three 3rd place teams (who all finished on 6 points). The outcome would've been the same either way.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 734 - 22/02/2020 14:36:00    2268993

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Replying To Toman:  "Duggan not near ready to play for a couple of months yet."
Did Duggan do his cruciate or what happened him?

Ninnallik (Galway) - Posts: 43 - 23/02/2020 19:46:05    2269412

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Replying To Ninnallik:  "Did Duggan do his cruciate or what happened him?"
Don't think its cruciate, but I herd he had knee surgery. Not sure how true it is.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 403 - 23/02/2020 20:58:41    2269461

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Replying To Toman:  "Don't think its cruciate, but I herd he had knee surgery. Not sure how true it is."
Yes he's had knee surgery and unlikely to be back playing competitively for the next 6 months if at all this this year, miracles do happen.

dontlookback (Galway) - Posts: 224 - 23/02/2020 22:24:18    2269518

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