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Another defeat for Macs, whats gone wrong?

Lethal (Derry) - Posts: 281 - 18/08/2014 09:35:35    1638166

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What happened to Casements yesterday? Must have been missing a lot of starters so not going to ready too much into the scoreline.

Good win for EGB against Macs who were clawing the game back but should have been dead and buried early in the second half only for EGB kicking wides and missing goal opportunities. Will be a good Fr Forde final between them and Mitchells, I'm sure EGB will be looking for revenge after their championship defeat which they were leading by 5 with 10 minutes to go.

Also, I didn't see Harrigan out for the game yesterday and EGB still won, will he get back into the team for the final now is the question?

TakeTheHit (UK) - Posts: 98 - 18/08/2014 13:54:09    1638340

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Unlucky for Macs yesterday. We put way too many wide, really not impressed with EGB and their tactics. Hearing Casements got turned over by Mitchell's too LOL. We'll turn up when it matters we always do!!

FlyThemOver (UK) - Posts: 4 - 18/08/2014 17:08:33    1638469

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FlyThemOver, You are certainly no Macs man, just another fella here on the wind up.. If you were even out at yesterday's game what EGB tactics were you on about ?? EGB deserved their win fair play to them, hanging on in the end but just managed to scrape over the line. Wish them all the best in the final on Sunday against JM.
Anyway ,just wondering will you be going out to watch the match on Sunday ?? Or will you be waiting for someone to give you a report on the game ??

limerickleader (UK) - Posts: 103 - 18/08/2014 19:59:38    1638553

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Just wondering what are people's views on the standard of referring in the county ??

limerickleader (UK) - Posts: 103 - 18/08/2014 20:01:03    1638555

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There are some very decent referees, who are well in touch with the rules and call it fair at all times. There are also some very incompetent, without naming names these people shouldn't be allowed to referee any game in the county, let alone important games.

Lethal (Derry) - Posts: 281 - 19/08/2014 19:10:18    1639028

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Biggest problem is also players and people on sideline not knowing rules either lads. Maybe Lethal and others on here can referee next year and help sort it as they seem to know everything.

macsfor0 (UK) - Posts: 33 - 20/08/2014 15:53:03    1639441

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I see that McDermotts and Mitchels play tonight in the Reserve championship final. What happened EGB? did they lose a lot of their team from the league to their senior side or something? They were hammering every other reserve side earlier in the year

John_B_Keane (UK) - Posts: 49 - 29/08/2014 12:37:41    1644022

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Was at that reserve game last weekend between EGB+Mitchels. It appears EGB had the bare 15 due to concerts and the bank holiday weekend. A shame really considering how well they have done all year.

Tismyfield (UK) - Posts: 1 - 29/08/2014 13:42:23    1644096

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Any results from the weekend? Assuming that the div 1 sides have progressed into the sfc semi finals?

Harp46brum (UK) - Posts: 148 - 31/08/2014 17:24:08    1645299

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Div 1 sides both through harp 46, but not the formality you may think. Masters put it right up to barnabas and were leading by 10pts before getting a man harshly sent off early in the second half. Barnabas looked to have all their big guns out while masters were decimated as a result of playing on a Saturday evening, with many of their main players missing. Barnabas won by a point with the last kick.

Hman (Donegal) - Posts: 111 - 01/09/2014 10:15:15    1645756

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Hman, 'decimation' refers to the removal of a tenth. The word originates from the Roman Empire. Following revolt or disobedience, there would be a 'decimation', where one in every ten soldiers would be killed. Does this mean that out of every ten players, one was missing?

Given the above, I would assume therefore that Four Masters had quite a strong team playing on Saturday.

intheno (UK) - Posts: 207 - 01/09/2014 11:31:04    1645850

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Thanks for that insight intheno, I was actually aware of the origins of the word , but wasn't accounting for any pedantic comments. I would estimate that masters had at least 6 of the regular starters missing . So perhaps you'd care to enlighten me on a word that would describe a situation when 6/15 of an army is reduced.

Hman (Donegal) - Posts: 111 - 01/09/2014 11:53:33    1645877

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give it a rest girls. what was the macs score?

TakeTheHit (UK) - Posts: 98 - 01/09/2014 12:52:40    1645935

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Hman, thank you for the clarification. I think given the circumstances, 'obliterate' would be a better choice of word.

Can you explain the reason(s) for such 'obliteration'?

intheno (UK) - Posts: 207 - 01/09/2014 13:01:35    1645946

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Obliteration is totally the wrong word to use in that context. But from what I understand 4 lads missing due to soccer and 2 due to rugby. Macs won I believe 5-12 to 3-5.

Hman (Donegal) - Posts: 111 - 01/09/2014 13:23:05    1645970

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The sfc semi finals should be an excellent advert for warwickshire gaa with reigning champs John Mitchells playing st barnabus and the other semi matching up macs v casements .

I would suggest that Mitchells will make it into their 3rd final in a row and I have a gut feeling that macs will show all their sfc experience built up over the last two decades and will meet their old rivals again in the final.

Mitchells to win by 7 and macs to win by 2.

Harp46brum (UK) - Posts: 148 - 01/09/2014 18:41:37    1646325

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Just checking whether anybody can comment on how div 3 and IFC shaping up. I would suggest that finbarrs would be favourites to win the IFC and bag an impressive treble and would be then promoted to div 2 to take over brendans place or will they repeat their actions of about 8 years ago when again they won the treble but did not go up to senior level?

Also on the point of league promotions will Leicester go up to div 1 as they gave st Mary's a walk over in div 2 league final so on paper marys are league champs even though they were behind Leicester in points? Therefore leaving egb to remain in div 1 - appears to be some mind games/politics going on!

What do people think?

Harp46brum (UK) - Posts: 148 - 03/09/2014 20:20:00    1647679

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Mary's got a walkover off someone to finish ahead of Four Masters in the league as well. Anyone know as to why Leicester gave a walkover in a league final? surely they could have rearranged the final if they couldn't field.
Didn't Mary's then give Leicester a walkover in the championship. Surely to god both games could have been rearranged so that they were played rather than both being forfeited.

John_B_Keane (UK) - Posts: 49 - 04/09/2014 13:28:16    1647903

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The comments made in the last post would make perfect sense to make it fair for every team in div 2 as it appears to me that N Padraig may be more than a little apprehensive in entering div 1 after their experience in the last couple years against the top teams since their IFC triumph in 2012? Surely they must at least play in a final otherwise it makes this whole new league set up a bit of a farce in my view? Teams must play fairly and allow teams movement between the leagues otherwise what is the point ?

I can see that egb will remain in div 1 as n padraig will not want to be promoted which is quite clear due to their non show in the div 2 final and brendans will be relegated back to the intermediate ranks and finbarrs promoted to senior div 2. It will be a real downward step for brendans as their sfc form was quite impressive but their league form has let them down big time this year!

It will be a shame if teams are allowed to abuse the league system and clear guidelines must be produced by the county board and maybe the issue could be discussed at the next co board meeting ?

Harp46brum (UK) - Posts: 148 - 04/09/2014 18:24:23    1648076

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