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Kilkenny Game Sunday

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Team Named as follows :

NFL: Wicklow Team to play Kilkenny: John Flynn; Pauric Higgins, Stephen Kelly, Ciaran Hyland; Paddy Dalton, Alan Byrne, Darren Hayden; James Stafford; Rory Finn; Tony Hannon, Austin O'Malley, Patrick McWalter; Paul Cunningham, Seanie Furlong, Conor McGraynor.

Leighton , Brian McGrath rested ..

Starts for McGraynor & Paul Cunningham .. Pauge McWalter gets a chance to improve his fitness and build strength in that knee ..

Austin O'Malley will have never played at this level at intercounty before I can assure you ! ... Without being disrespectful to opposition - stepping from playing Galway , Kerry etc to Kilkenny will be an eye opener for him .

Scoreline prediction :

Wicklow 4-25 Kilkenny 0-4

Important we win by +30 points as point difference could very well matter ..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 17/03/2011 12:50:24    890686


Ive put the housekeeping cash on it Square - ye better be right !

sponger (Wicklow) - 18/03/2011 16:34:53    891320


OMalley to kick 8pts from play....McWalter 1-2.......any backers

WICKLOWMAGPIE (Wicklow) - 18/03/2011 16:41:46    891324


If there was ever a reason to be out of Div 4 - this cannon fodder exercise is the perfect example . Unfortunately we have to give Kilkenny a trouncing to keep score difference up.

Doesnt matter if we kick 10-40 against Kilkenny .. absolutely worst preparation possible for Roscommon next week & we would have been better off with Clare on sunday before facing Roscommon .

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 18/03/2011 16:59:57    891339


Am thinking of putting a nice bit on ye in the handicap lads.Ye are -29 so come on,ye can do it,a nice 30 point win will do it:) We are practically out of the promotion race so yer results or score diff wont effect us.

fergie (Carlow) - 18/03/2011 17:09:15    891346


Another point of slight interest on Sunday ..

Dean Healy, Stephen Kavanagh, Anthony McLoughlin all added to the subs . Dont know much about Dean Healy ? , will be first time he has been on bench for seniors - Stephen Kavanagh from Rathnew back in subs & Anthonly McLoughlin from Blessington back in subs for first time since Carlow game I think

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 18/03/2011 17:12:40    891348


A perfect chance for the boys to get their challenge back on the rails after last weeks flop in Aughrim. They will also be on a high going into the clash with Roscommon.

Jack L (None) - 18/03/2011 19:41:19    891458


Square, Healy is young(19 or 20 I believe) and quiet inexperienced but very talented...It was his first year playing above minor level last year and started all throughout Pats senior campaign...

He is extremely fit and will run non stop until the final whistle...Great at winning breaking ball and coming on the overlap..His lack of size may well let him down and inter county level if he does come on....However he has got a very bright future if he works on the size aspect of his game because he has all the other tools needed to make a good half forward/back..

Agree with the above comments, O' Malley should have an absolute field day...Even playing club football in Mayo and in Vincents eh would have come up against better comp than what he'll face tomorrow. Hopefully Padge can keep on improving too as he gets confidence, match fitness and sharpness back...

yourman (Wicklow) - 19/03/2011 19:26:41    891769


Thanks Yourman ,

I know Healy now alright ..

Just what we need - another midget in the forward line . Sorry , hate to be negative - we need big strong 6ft plus men - thats the way the game has gone ... Personally I couldnt entertain yet another small footballer unless exceptional .

Anyway - I suppose Healy is worth a half look anyway ..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 13:36:15    892032


Roscommon 0-9 Clare 0-5 approaching halftime in Ennis .. Rossies laying down a marker , being away from home not a handicap thus far..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:14:51    892083


Wicklow 2-8 Kilkenny 1-3 at halftime

Need a much bigger score than this..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:16:08    892085


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Thanks for all these updates but if you were a true supporter you would be out cheering on Wicklow rather than sitting in front of you pc and listening to the radio for updates.

Jack L (None) - 20/03/2011 15:30:42    892089


Yeah Jack L - I guess your in Ennis following Roscommon so ? ..Who is doing all the scoring for the Rossies? - let us know .

But to answer your concern - Wife gave me the pass to go to Ireland v England yesterday .. pass didnt extend to Castlecomer today & having watched Killkenny hammerings for past 3 years , I was in no rush to request an extended pass this weekend..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:44:02    892099


Roscommon 0-13 Clare 1-8 .. just 2 in it with 13 or so to go

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:47:51    892101


Wicklow 3-12 Kilkenny 1-5 .. 12 or so left ..

This going to be a poor result - point difference going to be a problem now

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:52:54    892104


Chester Kelly sent off - 10 left

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 15:55:03    892105


We need a few goals and quickly.

sponger (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 16:05:54    892114


Roscommon 0-16 Clare 1-10 all over ... Roscommon cruising to promotion now ..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 16:09:55    892118


Leitrim 0-11 Fermanagh 0-10 .. Means Leitrim have all to play for in last few games also - so not out of it either ..

Square_Ball_15 (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 16:12:57    892119


What sub's did micko use today squareball or do you know

sound (Wicklow) - 20/03/2011 16:13:20    892120