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Sixmilebridge had only one Clare panel member in 2013.

rebelrouser (Cork) - 05/12/2017 14:00:43    2064470

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Sixmilebridge had only one Clare panel member in 2013.

rebelrouser (Cork) - 05/12/2017 14:03:46    2064471

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Replying To m_the_d:  "Do Moorefield have anyone on the Kildare team?"
Eddie Heavey may have been the only one in 2017. He saw a bit of game time in the league anyway.

gaelicgab (USA) - 05/12/2017 15:33:07    2064478

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Can anyone remember a county final winning team (same year) from the home of the All Ireland Champions with no county panellist?
Probably not a first but would be interesting to know if it happened before.
(Or even any county final winning team with no county panellist must be pretty rare)"
I think I read that 5 of the 18 Galway players that featured in the All-Ireland final were from intermediate clubs, with 2 more from a club who only went senior in 2016. Considering there are 20 senior clubs in Galway that is another fairly unusual occurrence I'd imagine.

Soma (UK) - 05/12/2017 15:37:16    2064479

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A comment on the Cuala and Kilcormac Killoughey game - the 14 point difference was reflected on the teams jerseys. Cuala had a Stockbroker whom they will officially announce as their new sponsor at a media event this week. Meanwhile Kilcormac Killoughey had none and I think they have the same set since they first won the Leinster.

gaelicgab (USA) - 05/12/2017 16:06:24    2064486

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Agreed. A very well deserved title for Mellows. With this and Sarsfields' win a couple of years ago, there must be a good 10+ teams believing they can win the championship next year. That kind of competitiveness can only be good for Galway hurling. As someone else mentioned, we don't tend to do well when a small number of clubs are very dominant.
As good as it is to see Mellows win, I can't see them challenging Cuala too strongly. Their inexperience at that stage along with Cuala's quality will be too much. Barring any shocks in the semi finals, I'd expect Na Piarsaigh and Cuala to be a cracker."
Cuala fully deserve to be favorites but Mellows had hard matches all year so you never know. It would be a fair shocker though.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 05/12/2017 19:18:59    2064500

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Can anyone remember a county final winning team (same year) from the home of the All Ireland Champions with no county panellist?
Probably not a first but would be interesting to know if it happened before.
(Or even any county final winning team with no county panellist must be pretty rare)"
Very rare I'd say.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 05/12/2017 19:21:04    2064501

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Replying To Soma:  "I think I read that 5 of the 18 Galway players that featured in the All-Ireland final were from intermediate clubs, with 2 more from a club who only went senior in 2016. Considering there are 20 senior clubs in Galway that is another fairly unusual occurrence I'd imagine."
Them Intermediate teams are fully of diamonds in the rough. I remember Steve Mahon and Noel Lane on the Galway teams in the 80s both from Intermediate teams. Many more too I'm sure.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 05/12/2017 19:26:21    2064502

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Replying To Soma:  "I think I read that 5 of the 18 Galway players that featured in the All-Ireland final were from intermediate clubs, with 2 more from a club who only went senior in 2016. Considering there are 20 senior clubs in Galway that is another fairly unusual occurrence I'd imagine."
A different code, but I seem to remember the Cork football team that won in 2010 having a lot of players from non-senior clubs. I think it was as many as 7 or 8.

WanPintWin (Galway) - 05/12/2017 22:14:25    2064512

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Cork is different though. Most of their junior and intermediate players play senior with their divisions. It was great to see a division winning the hurling championship down there this year.8 divisional teams I think. Kerry do divisions aswell , Limerick did and ought to get back to it..

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - 06/12/2017 10:18:55    2064526

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Can anyone remember a county final winning team (same year) from the home of the All Ireland Champions with no county panellist?
Probably not a first but would be interesting to know if it happened before.
(Or even any county final winning team with no county panellist must be pretty rare)"
When Kilmacud Crokes won the All-Ireland Club Football Final in 1995 they only had the Dublin sub goalkeeper (Mick Pender) on the team (he saved a penalty in the last minute to win the final). They did, however, have a couple of inter county players from other counties (Mick Dillon (Wexford) and Pat Burke Sr. (Clare) etc.). Paddy O'Donoghue, Con Cleary and Robbie Leahy etc. went on to represent Dublin in subsequent years but not in 1995, as far as I am aware.

Kurt_Angle (Dublin) - 06/12/2017 11:16:03    2064530

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Replying To Soma:  "I think I read that 5 of the 18 Galway players that featured in the All-Ireland final were from intermediate clubs, with 2 more from a club who only went senior in 2016. Considering there are 20 senior clubs in Galway that is another fairly unusual occurrence I'd imagine."
Colm Callanan, Conor Whelan, John Hanbury, Gearoid McInerney and Niall Burke are all from intermediate clubs.

Padraig and Cathal Mannion's club only went senior the year before.

Marooned (Galway) - 07/12/2017 15:46:51    2064617

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Does anyone else think it's wrong for Daithi Burke to have chosen the hurling All Stars tour over his club commitments with Corofin? I can understand the temptation but still think he should've opted for his club. If I were his manager with Corofin he'd have now played his last match in the AI series, and he'd have a lot of proving of commitment to do next season before being back in my plans

DoireCK (Derry) - 09/12/2017 08:32:02    2064726

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Replying To DoireCK:  "Does anyone else think it's wrong for Daithi Burke to have chosen the hurling All Stars tour over his club commitments with Corofin? I can understand the temptation but still think he should've opted for his club. If I were his manager with Corofin he'd have now played his last match in the AI series, and he'd have a lot of proving of commitment to do next season before being back in my plans"
He wasn't a starter for Corofin in the Connacht final. They'd be expected to win in London anyway. Obviously, he's a hurling first player so it's a personal decision. When you have a year like what Galway have had the AllStar tour is one of the highlights after the All-Ireland.

keeper7 (Longford) - 09/12/2017 14:47:33    2064741

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Replying To gaelicgab:  "A comment on the Cuala and Kilcormac Killoughey game - the 14 point difference was reflected on the teams jerseys. Cuala had a Stockbroker whom they will officially announce as their new sponsor at a media event this week. Meanwhile Kilcormac Killoughey had none and I think they have the same set since they first won the Leinster."
Kilcormac/Killoughey jerseys are their club colours since the club was formed. I am sure they can afford a new set of jerseys if required.
There aren't too many stockbrokers in Kilcormac, MountBolus, or Ballyboy. There is plenty of livestock in the area,it being a rural community.

thelongridge (Offaly) - 09/12/2017 15:09:53    2064742

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Replying To keeper7:  "He wasn't a starter for Corofin in the Connacht final. They'd be expected to win in London anyway. Obviously, he's a hurling first player so it's a personal decision. When you have a year like what Galway have had the AllStar tour is one of the highlights after the All-Ireland."
Oh I get that alright but he does regularly see game time (even if it is from the bench). I understand the attraction of the tour and that players deserve rewards like that too. However, how would you feel if you were part of the Corofin panel and showed 100% commitment all year and he arrived back from the All Stars tour and saw action ahead of you in an AI semi final while you're left to kick your heels on the bench? I just think it's a disruptive impact on the panel. Just my opinion! Was just curious what others thought of it?

DoireCK (Derry) - 09/12/2017 21:49:11    2064751

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Don't think that Corofin v Fulham Irish game will go ahead.
Very heavy snow in London this morning I hear.

Inaroundehouse (Cavan) - 10/12/2017 08:34:42    2064764

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Replying To DoireCK:  "Oh I get that alright but he does regularly see game time (even if it is from the bench). I understand the attraction of the tour and that players deserve rewards like that too. However, how would you feel if you were part of the Corofin panel and showed 100% commitment all year and he arrived back from the All Stars tour and saw action ahead of you in an AI semi final while you're left to kick your heels on the bench? I just think it's a disruptive impact on the panel. Just my opinion! Was just curious what others thought of it?"
Oh get a grip on yourself I bet none of his teammates would begrudge him is holiday if he was ahead of me in the pecking order on the bench I'd be more than happy with the thought I might now get a run and more game time.

dubarra (Wicklow) - 10/12/2017 10:03:58    2064767

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Replying To dubarra:  "Oh get a grip on yourself I bet none of his teammates would begrudge him is holiday if he was ahead of me in the pecking order on the bench I'd be more than happy with the thought I might now get a run and more game time."
I agree. I don't see it as an issue. They may have even encouraged him to go. Go get the spoils of victory for a change.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 10/12/2017 15:18:38    2064779

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Replying To dubarra:  "Oh get a grip on yourself I bet none of his teammates would begrudge him is holiday if he was ahead of me in the pecking order on the bench I'd be more than happy with the thought I might now get a run and more game time."
Teammates? Corofin or Galway? I didn't say they'd begrudge him a holiday- its the choosing himself over his club that's my point. I'd say his teammates might have varying views on it. At which point do you think I lost a grip of reality?

DoireCK (Derry) - 10/12/2017 18:38:00    2064789

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