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Replying To Joebe:  "Its pretty obvious at this stage who the three winners will be, the Gaels at senior, Ballyhaise at intermediate and Templeport at Junior barring any major injuries to key players ."
You got one out off 3 the gails ballinagh and Denn that's my 3

Kingmon (Monaghan) - Posts: 9 - 09/09/2020 13:26:13    2291289

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Replying To Kingmon:  "You got one out off 3 the gails ballinagh and Denn that's my 3"
I think Crosserlough ballinagh and Templeport.

blueman1903 (Cavan) - Posts: 838 - 09/09/2020 14:00:35    2291299

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Cavan Gaels, Ballinagh and Templeport for me. Ballyhaise could do the business in Intermediate but I fancy Ballinagh.

an_cearrbhach (Cavan) - Posts: 28 - 09/09/2020 20:05:06    2291342

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Senior Championship winners: Cavan Gaels

Intermediate Championship winners: Ballinagh

Junior Championship winners: Denn

GAAhead2017 (Cavan) - Posts: 80 - 10/09/2020 21:58:02    2291477

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This weeks predictions

Templeport v Drung - Templeport by 9
Shannon Gaels v Munterconnacht - Gaels by 2
Denn v Kildallan - Denn by 10
Kill v Knockbride - Knockbride by 5

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 72 - 11/09/2020 18:02:45    2291593

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Senior cavan gaels

Intermediate. Ballinagh

Junior. Denn

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 320 - 11/09/2020 20:27:25    2291608

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Replying To tom84:  "Senior cavan gaels

Intermediate. Ballinagh

Junior. Denn"
Sunday's Forecasts

Butlersbridge G.A.A(---)v(---)Bailieborough

I would think the Bridge probably have 1 or 2 additional scoring threats to Bboro in their forward line, and that this might swing it for them. Bridge by 4.

Castlerahan GAA(---)v(---)Crosserlough

I think this Rahan team only has a couple of more trips to the well left, but whilst winning the final could potentially be a step to far this year, I think they might get over the line here with a good spread of scores the team and be able to keep the Xlough forward line quieter than other teams have managed so far.

Ballinagh GAA(---)v(---)Ballyhaise

Ballinagh have some inform players and are a dangerous going forward themselves. But similar to the Bbridge game, I think Ballyhaise might a few additional scoring threats in their forward line that could swing this for them. I will go with Ballyhaise by 2.

Cavan Gaels(---)v(---)Kingscourt Stars

I expect Kingscourt to have worked diligently over the small break on a plan to stop the Gaels from running away with this early in the game, and I expect they will execute that well. I also expect Faulkner to be tasked with keeping McKiernan quiet and to do that job well, if not win that battle (and maybe bag a goal for himself). But the Gaels should have too much over the 60 mins and pull away in the last quarter to win by 5.

Hurling Final
Mullahoran St Joseph's(---)v(---)Cootehill Celtic GAA

I will go for Mullahoran by the puck of a ball.

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 356 - 16/09/2020 10:52:26    2292427

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Replying To tom84:  "Senior cavan gaels

Intermediate. Ballinagh

Junior. Denn"
Senior - Castlerahan
Intermediate--Ballyhaise
Junior- Templeport

grizlly (Cavan) - Posts: 9 - 17/09/2020 07:42:18    2292607

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Replying To PatTheDandy:  "Sunday's Forecasts

Butlersbridge G.A.A(---)v(---)Bailieborough

I would think the Bridge probably have 1 or 2 additional scoring threats to Bboro in their forward line, and that this might swing it for them. Bridge by 4.

Castlerahan GAA(---)v(---)Crosserlough

I think this Rahan team only has a couple of more trips to the well left, but whilst winning the final could potentially be a step to far this year, I think they might get over the line here with a good spread of scores the team and be able to keep the Xlough forward line quieter than other teams have managed so far.

Ballinagh GAA(---)v(---)Ballyhaise

Ballinagh have some inform players and are a dangerous going forward themselves. But similar to the Bbridge game, I think Ballyhaise might a few additional scoring threats in their forward line that could swing this for them. I will go with Ballyhaise by 2.

Cavan Gaels(---)v(---)Kingscourt Stars

I expect Kingscourt to have worked diligently over the small break on a plan to stop the Gaels from running away with this early in the game, and I expect they will execute that well. I also expect Faulkner to be tasked with keeping McKiernan quiet and to do that job well, if not win that battle (and maybe bag a goal for himself). But the Gaels should have too much over the 60 mins and pull away in the last quarter to win by 5.

Hurling Final
Mullahoran St Joseph's(---)v(---)Cootehill Celtic GAA

I will go for Mullahoran by the puck of a ball."
Pat the Dandy...
Tomsmith here
as an anti- Gaels former poster I have to compliment you on this selection. As along time Gaels man I have to say I feel its another years for the Gaels

tomsmith (Cavan) - Posts: 3469 - 18/09/2020 00:29:53    2292812

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The Gaels manager Kieran Donnelly is a Fermanagh man, Paul Fitz calls him a Tyrone man, maybe he lives there, but is from Fermanagh originally and played County with fermanagh.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2580 - 20/09/2020 09:28:22    2293132

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Congratulations to kingscourt and crosserlough on getting to a final.Crosserlough battled well and came good in extra time.Kingscourt were outstanding Patrick Meade had an excellent game.Although the gaels looked very flat can't take away the win from kingscourt.Very interesting final pairing should be a great game to watch on the telly

Polo47 (Cavan) - Posts: 9 - 20/09/2020 21:26:58    2293286

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I thought crosserlough would beat castlerahan never dreamt kingscourt would win especially when Faulkner went off. heart and grit and Barry reilly was excellent hard to say who will win it now

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 320 - 20/09/2020 22:28:33    2293304

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watched both games yesterday. Never saw gaels as bad. They offered absolutely nothing. Hard to know how good Kingscourt are, could not judge them based on that opposition last night, they look pretty average without taking away from their win. Castlerahan missed mackey yesterday for that bit of cuteness which would have got them over the line.
I think Crosserlough will win the final pulling up by at least 8 points.

cavantown (Cavan) - Posts: 11 - 21/09/2020 10:16:41    2293348

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Replying To PatTheDandy:  "Sunday's Forecasts

Butlersbridge G.A.A(---)v(---)Bailieborough

I would think the Bridge probably have 1 or 2 additional scoring threats to Bboro in their forward line, and that this might swing it for them. Bridge by 4.

Castlerahan GAA(---)v(---)Crosserlough

I think this Rahan team only has a couple of more trips to the well left, but whilst winning the final could potentially be a step to far this year, I think they might get over the line here with a good spread of scores the team and be able to keep the Xlough forward line quieter than other teams have managed so far.

Ballinagh GAA(---)v(---)Ballyhaise

Ballinagh have some inform players and are a dangerous going forward themselves. But similar to the Bbridge game, I think Ballyhaise might a few additional scoring threats in their forward line that could swing this for them. I will go with Ballyhaise by 2.

Cavan Gaels(---)v(---)Kingscourt Stars

I expect Kingscourt to have worked diligently over the small break on a plan to stop the Gaels from running away with this early in the game, and I expect they will execute that well. I also expect Faulkner to be tasked with keeping McKiernan quiet and to do that job well, if not win that battle (and maybe bag a goal for himself). But the Gaels should have too much over the 60 mins and pull away in the last quarter to win by 5.

Hurling Final
Mullahoran St Joseph's(---)v(---)Cootehill Celtic GAA

I will go for Mullahoran by the puck of a ball."
Just the 2 from 5 for me this weekend. Although my incorrect predictions did have some nuggets of wisdom even in defeat.

Castlerahan ere just the 1 point away from outfoxing young Xlough in normal time.

I did think the Gaels would be well shackled and stumble somewhere along the line due to a lack of cohesion and team spirit, which is what happened yesterday. You would feel for Ramor who caught them on a day they just clicked even though they were never going to be able to sustain the momentum to win the c'ship.

Given the injuries that Kingscourt now have, you would imagine that Xlough would have way too much in the final, but you never know with Kingscourt when they get this far into competitions.

Ballyhaise are another team who serially do not do themselves justice in the later end of competitions. But good to see Niall McDermott back playing well. Should be a very good intermediate final. I will have to have a think about that one.

PatTheDandy (Cavan) - Posts: 356 - 21/09/2020 11:00:29    2293359

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Senior final will come down to injuries.
Kingscourt will hopefully have Faulkner bac.
Xlough could be missing Enda Gaffney and Adrian Smith
Very hard to call

tom84 (Cavan) - Posts: 320 - 21/09/2020 15:46:04    2293413

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Replying To cavantown:  "watched both games yesterday. Never saw gaels as bad. They offered absolutely nothing. Hard to know how good Kingscourt are, could not judge them based on that opposition last night, they look pretty average without taking away from their win. Castlerahan missed mackey yesterday for that bit of cuteness which would have got them over the line.
I think Crosserlough will win the final pulling up by at least 8 points."
yeah, it's really hard to fathom why Gaels were so bad. Even though at one stage GMac was lording it at midfield , it still wasn't translated in to scores. A few times they could have taken marks for certain points but played on going for goals and got sniffed out. Kingscourt just kept playing away nicely, passing the ball about and then their half-backs broke at pace and the Gaels coughed up frees which Barry Reilly converted. To be fair Kingscourt also had 2 good goal chances early on which I think ended up in '45s again which Reilly converted. Alan Clarke and a few others roughed up McKiernan and he became less influental but with all the talent at their disposal Gaels really should have been able to win this one. To be beaten by 8 points is unfathomable. They seemed to lack fight and intensity,

s goldrick (Cavan) - Posts: 5496 - 21/09/2020 17:22:53    2293435

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McKiernan cut a lonely figure on the pitch on Sunday night. Kingscourt clearly targeted him physically and verbally and it eventually wore him down. Not one Gaels player tried to dig him out. He must be wondering.

MadgeKing (Cavan) - Posts: 489 - 22/09/2020 22:47:31    2293659

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Replying To tomsmith:  "Pat the Dandy...
Tomsmith here
as an anti- Gaels former poster I have to compliment you on this selection. As along time Gaels man I have to say I feel its another years for the Gaels"
Back to the transfer market

ballygowanwater (Cavan) - Posts: 207 - 23/09/2020 08:43:53    2293680

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "McKiernan cut a lonely figure on the pitch on Sunday night. Kingscourt clearly targeted him physically and verbally and it eventually wore him down. Not one Gaels player tried to dig him out. He must be wondering."
He wouldn't be used to being in club semi finals.

wishfulthinkin (Cavan) - Posts: 1582 - 23/09/2020 10:21:19    2293700

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Replying To MadgeKing:  "McKiernan cut a lonely figure on the pitch on Sunday night. Kingscourt clearly targeted him physically and verbally and it eventually wore him down. Not one Gaels player tried to dig him out. He must be wondering."
The ref has a duty of care to look after players on the pitch. Gearoid was subjected to a lot of verbal and physical abuse off the ball. A yellow card would of sorted out a lot of this. People expect him to be cavan's go to man in a county game then we let him be targeted like this at club level.

gowna02 (Cavan) - Posts: 99 - 23/09/2020 12:12:26    2293734

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