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Warwickshire have got a good chance this year with the players that have come into the county. Be interesting if there was any intermediate players called up , masters have got a couple young harkin would certainly be there if fit and they've got a tasty looking half back not to sure of his name though.

bigfella87 (Dublin) - Posts: 22 - 01/06/2013 10:47:34    1396336

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Anybody out to watch the reserve games yesterday?

TakeTheHit (UK) - Posts: 98 - 02/06/2013 11:35:45    1396846

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Does the lad who scored a goal in the 2006 All Britain as a 15 year old still play, frightening talent he was?

mclhatton (Derry) - Posts: 15 - 03/06/2013 13:31:24    1397580

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He's in Londain now Mclhatton, saw him at HQ for the Sligo game, Coggins could do with having a close look at him

LuboMoravcik (UK) - Posts: 12 - 03/06/2013 13:52:40    1397612

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The Warwickshire Intermediate League appears to a 3 horse race between St Brendan's, Four Masters and St Joseph's. Four Masters would be firm favourites due to the calibre of players inc Liam Connolly and Declan Harkin. St Brendan's are very reliant on the Under 14 UK Champions side of 2008 with excellent players like Jack Doyle, the Jeffcote Brothers and ace marksman Sean Doyle.

The return IFL match between Brendan's and Masters on June 16 promises to be a cracker and could go a long time in deciding who will win the League Ttle.

hill17gaa (UK) - Posts: 9 - 03/06/2013 20:05:16    1397952

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The Warwickshire Intermediate League appears to a 3 horse race between St Brendan's, Four Masters and St Joseph's. Four Masters would be firm favourites due to the calibre of players inc Liam Connolly and Declan Harkin. St Brendan's are very reliant on the Under 14 UK Champions side of 2008 with excellent players like Jack Doyle, the Jeffcote Brothers and ace marksman Sean Doyle.

The return IFL match between Brendan's and Masters on June 16 promises to be a cracker and could go a long time in deciding who will win the League Ttle.

hill17gaa (UK) - Posts: 9 - 03/06/2013 20:06:18    1397954

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The difference between intermediate and the bottom three senior teams ( sons of erin, Mary's and Leicester) isn't that big but the gap between in intermidiate and the top 5 is huge

upthemacs (Kerry) - Posts: 60 - 04/06/2013 10:26:49    1398177

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The point made on the massive gap between the Intermediate and Senior stadards are very valid. A prime example of this is Sons of Erin who went through two seasons in the IFL losing a couple of matches in total and have found it very hard initially in the SFL but they are now just starting to pick up some very decent results recently(fair play to them)
I feel that the League format needs to be seriously considered in the future, as there has been some massive scores being stacked in both IFL and SFL this season and it will put off teams playing when they are getting beat by cricket scores! Maybe a reason for high walkover/not turning up rates
I would suggest that the top 4 intermediate teams and 4 bottom senior teams are pitched in a league after the half way mark of the season, as it would make for some closer fought matches leading up to the clubs respective IFC and SFC campaigns.

hill17gaa (UK) - Posts: 9 - 04/06/2013 19:47:06    1398788

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I'm not too long involved in the Warwickshire set up but this talk of an amended league format seems to be a regular topic of discussion. Would I be right in saying this is a long standing debate? If so, is it not a bit of a waste of time even talking about it again and again?

On another note, best of luck to the Warwickshire Hurlers this weekend.

The_Panacea (UK) - Posts: 67 - 05/06/2013 08:32:34    1398941

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you can hardly sort out fixtures as it is, to change the league format half way through would be a joke! senior is senior and intermediate is intermediate

YNWA82 (UK) - Posts: 35 - 05/06/2013 09:48:21    1398969

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But that is where the problem lies YNWA82. Some of the clubs in Senior are clearly not senior clubs and the same can be said for the Intermediate. There is a serious case to have 3 division and with 15 clubs it makes perfect sense. 5 senior, 5 intermediate and 5 junior. and if clubs from intermediate and junior want to amalgamate for the senior championship than so be it.

The problem will come when someone like Leicester win the intermediate, would they actually want to be promoted again. But this problem is no different from what will happen when four masters or whoever have to go up next year in the current format.

5 teams in each division, they play each other 3 times, home away and neutral. 12 games in the league with a championship at senior, intermediate and junior and possibly an appearance in the Senior championship for some of the intermediate and junior clubs.

Senior: Macs, Mitchells, EBG, Roger Casements and Nottingham
Intermediate: SoE, Four Master, Leicester, St.Marys and St.Brendans
Junior: Derby, Corby, Finbars, Chads and James Connellys

Amalgamated Senior Championship Teams:
- SoE, Leicester and Corby
- Four Masters, Finbars and Derby
- St.Marys, Chads, St.Brendans and James Connellys
As well as the obvious:
- Macs
- Mitchells
- EBG
- Roger Casements
- Nottingham

Split into two groups, with the top 2 progressing into the Semis

Battles (UK) - Posts: 64 - 05/06/2013 11:57:10    1399077

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Battles, not a bad idea, but what do you propose for the senior clubs who have junior teams fielding also.

mayoallstar (Mayo) - Posts: 254 - 05/06/2013 15:25:44    1399426

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As far as i am aware the 3 Leagues Format was discussed at the AGM and was rejected by the weaker senior teams.

allstar13 (UK) - Posts: 2 - 05/06/2013 16:32:05    1399556

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The ideas of combined teams really would be a radical step forward for the County Board to undertake but it would definitely liven up the existing formats.
My concerns would be that the teams being combined would be frightened of losing their own identity
I just feel that some amendments must be seriously considered and hopefully agreed at future county AGMS as teams getting beat by 20/30/40 points will only encourage more no shows and walk overs in both IFL and SFL going forward which is not good for our County's progress and profile.

On a separate point - Reading the Irish Post today it appears that the majority of the Warwickshire side that won at the weekend were made of Macs and Barnabus players and the winning scores were secured by the veteran ace sharp shooter - Joey Dowling who still knows where the goals are after all his years sterling service with both Macs and the County.The team appeared to be short of mitchells players in particular McKenna and Garvey which is a shame as they would make Warwicksire a good shout to do well in this years Inter Provincial Series.

hill17gaa (UK) - Posts: 9 - 05/06/2013 19:19:03    1399755

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Very sad news coming out of Birmingham today Rip Seanie one of the best.

Mulligan Eamonn (None) - Posts: 896 - 05/06/2013 19:58:27    1399796

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hill17gaa, as regards the county team it was just Macs & Barnabus lads, plus Harrigan from EGB. RC team were away in Ireland and have 4 or 5 lads to add to the county panel this weekend. The Down lad that plays for them would be a great addition to the team, knows where the posts are.

From what i heard the JM boys were asked but were either injured or away or the weekend, funny that seeing there was about ten of them have a kick about on the pitch before the game. Shame really as Garvey & McKenna would be definate starters on the team. Also think that the Roscommon lad Molloy would also have to be a starter on the team.

On another note how many years has Dowling been on the county team ? Great service and dedication to club & county. And certainly knows where the net is, as JM only know after last year.

mayoallstar (Mayo) - Posts: 254 - 05/06/2013 21:30:48    1399874

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Can someone list the county team that lined out on sunday?

Not_a_Notion (UK) - Posts: 26 - 06/06/2013 17:43:18    1400544

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Macs, Macs, Macs and a couple of chosen ones!!!!! lol!

Sidlineman (UK) - Posts: 64 - 06/06/2013 19:00:23    1400636

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is the 72 year old who played in the four masters/st. chads game in the panel??

YNWA82 (UK) - Posts: 35 - 07/06/2013 09:26:31    1400840

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Whats the story with the Hurling Championship this year? only games I have seen results for was Mitchells beating Fullen Gaels & Casements giving EGB a walkover. Is there fixtures scheduled in?

TakeTheHit (UK) - Posts: 98 - 07/06/2013 11:50:13    1401017

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