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Who are in the semi finals other than st kiernans and tcg

conman2 (USA) - Posts: 167 - 29/09/2013 21:07:52    1491581

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tcg v kiernans
fulham v kkg

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 30/09/2013 09:49:32    1491681

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any opinions on the semis or the games at the weekend? went to watch the games on sat, Fulham wanted it a bit more than kiernans, it was knock out for them so they had that little bit extra and the second one was a dead rubber after that result. Neasden will be kicking themselves getting knocked out, put up a good score but didn mean anything in the end. semis should be interesting, kiernans and tcg, everyone would expect tcg to win that one with a bit to spare and the other one could go either way, tcg still the ones to beat.

duffer84 (UK) - Posts: 4 - 30/09/2013 11:42:50    1491808

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semi final weekend coming up, looking forward to two good games. first game between kkg and Fulham is a hard one to call, could go either way, kingdom may just have the extra scoring power to succeed in this one. second game between tcg and kiernans is apparently, according to most a straightforward win for tcg. anyone else disagree? I don't think it will be that easy for them. tcg are not as strong as last year and kiernans have improved, whether they have improved enough remains to be seen. looking forward to the action though....

duffer84 (UK) - Posts: 4 - 08/10/2013 13:04:06    1497704

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Fulham v KKG - whoever wins midfield should win this too close to call

TCG as above in as favourites but not by the distance of last year keirnans have improved a lot

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 08/10/2013 14:40:27    1497810

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Kiernans to get whitewashed by the gaels. Beating Neasden was a fluke. The Gaels won't need to get out of second gear.

Fancy KKG in the other.

borrisjohnson (UK) - Posts: 1 - 08/10/2013 20:10:34    1498090

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Good man Borrisjohnson, just the one R in Boris for future reference. TCG won't beat Kiernans as handy as you think, they hammered Parnells in the league last week. I think Fulham will edge KKG in the other and well done to Lorcan Mulvey on the all-star nomination.

Lazarus1 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 09/10/2013 09:15:22    1498219

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boris i think your being harsh on the kiernans, it was no fluke and they deserved the win

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 09/10/2013 09:16:39    1498221

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I believe that the 'BorrisJohnson' character is attempting to pass himself off as me following a recent meeting with the Mayor of London.

For the record, I know Kiernans fully deserved their win against Neasden earlier in the Championship and fully expect them to provide an evenly balanced game against TCG on Sunday.

Obviously I hope KKG win the other semi final but it is too tight to call.

And finally... I am well able to spell a 5 letter name so if anyone was under the impression that message was left by me shame on you :-)

NiceTry (UK) - Posts: 1 - 09/10/2013 19:11:26    1498667

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Horrible conditions in ruislip today, which led to two fairly scrappy matches. KKG v Fulham was especially bad, officiating was even worse than the weather, but he was equally bad for 2 teams so neither team can complain too much. 1 point from play proved that Fulham didnt have enough up front, how they could of done with a fit Marty Hughes as a target man inside. KKG were that bit smarter with the ball but will need to raise it a lot for the final.

Kiernans put it up to TCG in the second game and will rue the fact they were not able to use the ball better when TCG went down to 14 men. Late goal for Kiernans made it a tense finish but the better team scraped through.

Lazarus1 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 13/10/2013 19:27:15    1500280

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Lazarus1

Disagree I thought the referee's done Ok in the SFC Semi Finals. I was positioned near the dugouts and witnessed a particular nasty atmosphere between both clubs on the line, particularly in the KKG V Fulham match. Every time a man went down they were shouting vile comments at the referee to take action. I was surprised not to see a melee. Prior to the SFC Semi Finals, the SHC Semi Final was played, disgracefully the referee appointed to match did not turn up. This was no excuse, and leaving 30 lads waiting in the pouring rain was a disgrace and very disrespectful to hurling in this town.

Informer (None) - Posts: 185 - 14/10/2013 11:31:59    1500505

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Towers beat Brendans to stay Senior, good to see three clubs in the senior next year who have promoted players from the underage ranks in Kiernans, Heston and Towers, good for the development of the game in the London.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1908 - 21/10/2013 11:35:35    1503722

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Did Tower's new signing play?

TheWestIsAwake (UK) - Posts: 529 - 21/10/2013 11:44:20    1503727

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what McAveety from Cavan? some player one of drumshanbo's finest

JimStynes (UK) - Posts: 33 - 22/10/2013 08:58:52    1504217

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no, a certain Tyrone corner back named Cathal McCarron.

TheWestIsAwake (UK) - Posts: 529 - 22/10/2013 10:29:56    1504247

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Anyone giving KKG any hope at all?

Hope it's better than last years final which was a shocker between these two!

macattack (UK) - Posts: 584 - 23/10/2013 10:29:27    1504725

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weather forecast for Sunday not looking good, ladies final already been moved from Ruislip

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1908 - 25/10/2013 12:54:50    1505897

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Well I don't think many seen that one coming ! Fair play to KKG on their win. Their name has been off the winners list for a while & it's good to see the cup being shared around the clubs these past few years. Playing with a gale force wind in the first half, KKG only managed to go into the break a point better off. Most thought that wouldn't be a big enough lead.

Match report in the Indo stated that in the first half "Kerry Gaels opted for a two-man full-forward line, deploying an extra man around the middle of the park. It didn't bear fruit as Tir Chonaill swept up the breaking ball". I'm not sure what game this journalist was watching, but Kingdom won a huge amount of breaking ball in the first half, it was only the service into the 2 man full-forward line that let them down.

When Colfer got the goal early in the second half, I thought that would of started the TCG resurgence, but it never materialised. TCG never won enough breaking ball & hit too many wides. But credit to KKG, O Neill & McMenamin were marked very well, Kingdom Wing-back's kept pushing forward at all possible times, the team kept possession very well in the second half and their 2 full forwards showed well all game, especially Deely who's movement & distribution was excellent.

Lazarus1 (Galway) - Posts: 173 - 28/10/2013 10:16:22    1506653

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Twas a poor enough final, neither side were able to use the wind. KKG were off colour in the first half, can't believe they didn't play six forwards. Kavanagh was very good at midfield for the Gaels but KKG took control around there in the second half. Congrats to them on the victory but would fear for them in the All-Ireland q-final.

scruff (UK) - Posts: 467 - 28/10/2013 10:56:53    1506671

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nothing to do with the weather, but this year was probably the worst I have ever seen in terms of quality- interest or competitiveness among the London GAA fraternity.

Starting to play champ in January has definatley taken the shine of the champ- it started in muck and gutters and it finished in muck and gutters.

fair play to KKG as another poster said, good to see different teams winning, but there is still a massive gulf with the top 4 or 6 teams who have big money to spend and the other also rans

scutterbag (UK) - Posts: 150 - 28/10/2013 13:28:26    1506721

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