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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Maybe, but I think they'd be in relegation trouble most years. I reckon Toureen are at the standard of what you call our 3rd level i.e. our current immediate level. Could be a close game but I think Moycullen will prevail."
I think thats slightly harsh. They beat both Kinvara and Ballindereen with a few points to spare over the last few years and pushed what turned out to be a good Oranmore team all the way also - and playing much of the game with 13 men. Only for Niall Burke they could have nearly won with 13 as well. They're a strong team and I'd have them as favourites against Moycullen.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3400 - 03/12/2021 09:09:47    2391510

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I think thats slightly harsh. They beat both Kinvara and Ballindereen with a few points to spare over the last few years and pushed what turned out to be a good Oranmore team all the way also - and playing much of the game with 13 men. Only for Niall Burke they could have nearly won with 13 as well. They're a strong team and I'd have them as favourites against Moycullen."
Kinvara and Ballinderreen have subsequently been relegated from Senior B since as well. Toreen are a decent side but they'd probably float between Intermediate and Senior B too. There's about 4/5 intermediate standard teams in Senior B and there wouldn't be much difference between them and say top 2/3 in intermediate. Too many teams in Senior in Galway as was the case in Tipp, glad to see both have to cut down to 16

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 03/12/2021 12:24:22    2391533

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I think thats slightly harsh. They beat both Kinvara and Ballindereen with a few points to spare over the last few years and pushed what turned out to be a good Oranmore team all the way also - and playing much of the game with 13 men. Only for Niall Burke they could have nearly won with 13 as well. They're a strong team and I'd have them as favourites against Moycullen."
They will take Moycullen with ease IF they get over London champs

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 03/12/2021 12:36:41    2391534

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I think thats slightly harsh. They beat both Kinvara and Ballindereen with a few points to spare over the last few years and pushed what turned out to be a good Oranmore team all the way also - and playing much of the game with 13 men. Only for Niall Burke they could have nearly won with 13 as well. They're a strong team and I'd have them as favourites against Moycullen."
Exactly and if memory services me right ballyhaunis took ahsscragh foenagh to a reply ahascragh scraping through by a few points

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 03/12/2021 13:36:24    2391542

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Replying To minor77:  "Exactly and if memory services me right ballyhaunis took ahsscragh foenagh to a reply ahascragh scraping through by a few points"
Ahascragh had to play the day after the county final as well and won the replay 2-20 to 13 points. It's more to do with the fact that any good team in Galway is now a senior club. The standard of intermediate is akin to junior A 10 years ago. Senior championship is swelled with so many average Senior teams. Restructuring will actually produce a good intermediate championship again.

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 03/12/2021 14:39:55    2391546

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Does anyone know anything about the london team or the standard there, when i posted about Toreen winning Connacht i discounted the londoners. But looking now i see that the bookies have this an evs contest. Wasnt the case a few days ago.

Shagger667 (Galway) - Posts: 2 - 03/12/2021 16:18:42    2391556

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Co Senior Hurling Final at last!
And as I predicted its St.Thomas' v Clairnbridge Final!
A very experienced Thomas' team against a young talented 'Bridge team... should be a great Final.
I'm going with St.Thomas' to win and become the 1st Galway team to win 4 in a row since the great Turlough team of the 1960's.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1539 - 03/12/2021 17:54:27    2391572

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Replying To ML89:  "Ahascragh had to play the day after the county final as well and won the replay 2-20 to 13 points. It's more to do with the fact that any good team in Galway is now a senior club. The standard of intermediate is akin to junior A 10 years ago. Senior championship is swelled with so many average Senior teams. Restructuring will actually produce a good intermediate championship again."
I agree 100% the fact that second team's have won the last few junior a finals and are very competitive at intermediate say it all

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 03/12/2021 18:27:01    2391574

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Maybe, but I think they'd be in relegation trouble most years. I reckon Toureen are at the standard of what you call our 3rd level i.e. our current immediate level. Could be a close game but I think Moycullen will prevail."
A lot of it will depend on how seriously Moycullen take it. They will have to take it seriously to win but the big prize has been won already and motivation might not be what it could be.

I doubt there would be many broken hearts in Moycullen if they were to lose to Tooreen or Robert Emmetts tbf

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 661 - 03/12/2021 19:25:41    2391580

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If they are to reduce the Senior teams why not let the 4 divisional teams enter the Senior Championship at the Preliminary Quarter Final Stage. The Divisional teams would be made up of Intermediate and Junior Clubs in their region.
For example...
East Galway....Portumna,Mullagh, Kiltormer, Killimor,P.Pearses,K/Leitrim,Meelick-Eyrecourt,Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry
South Galway.....Ballindeeren, Kinvara, Ardrahan, Beagh,Kilbeacanty
North Galway......Athenry, Carnmore, Abbeyknockmoy,Sylane, Annaghdown
Galway City/West......Rahoon-Newcastle, Salthill/K,Spiddle,Barna-F,M.Brenach,
P.S.....then again that combined East Galway team would absolutely hammer most of those Senior A teams where as that combined Galway CityWest team would get hammered by the Senior A teams!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1539 - 04/12/2021 08:52:04    2391594

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Thank you and Congratulations to Aiden Harte of Gort. Great service to the County and Club.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1475 - 04/12/2021 12:57:38    2391629

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Tooreen 1-19 1-12 Robert Emmets

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 661 - 04/12/2021 18:03:44    2391665

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Replying To katser:  "If they are to reduce the Senior teams why not let the 4 divisional teams enter the Senior Championship at the Preliminary Quarter Final Stage. The Divisional teams would be made up of Intermediate and Junior Clubs in their region.
For example...
East Galway....Portumna,Mullagh, Kiltormer, Killimor,P.Pearses,K/Leitrim,Meelick-Eyrecourt,Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry
South Galway.....Ballindeeren, Kinvara, Ardrahan, Beagh,Kilbeacanty
North Galway......Athenry, Carnmore, Abbeyknockmoy,Sylane, Annaghdown
Galway City/West......Rahoon-Newcastle, Salthill/K,Spiddle,Barna-F,M.Brenach,
P.S.....then again that combined East Galway team would absolutely hammer most of those Senior A teams where as that combined Galway CityWest team would get hammered by the Senior A teams!!"
That East Galway team would absolutely walk a Senior Championship.

Shane_123 (Galway) - Posts: 2 - 04/12/2021 18:16:35    2391667

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I think Clarinbridge have a great chance today in the county final. The fact that they won 2 of their recent championship games in atrocious weather conditions suggests to me that they have found that grit and "dog" in them that they seemed to lack in recent years. They are an outfit brimming with talent but seem to have matured this year into a really good team. I will be not at all surprised if they win it.

Beosport have the start time as 1.30pm but the online ticket purchase for attendance at the match states the throw in time is 13.00 hrs which I presume is the correct time. Dont get caught out!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1663 - 05/12/2021 09:48:08    2391694

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I think Clarinbridge have a great chance today in the county final. The fact that they won 2 of their recent championship games in atrocious weather conditions suggests to me that they have found that grit and "dog" in them that they seemed to lack in recent years. They are an outfit brimming with talent but seem to have matured this year into a really good team. I will be not at all surprised if they win it.

Beosport have the start time as 1.30pm but the online ticket purchase for attendance at the match states the throw in time is 13.00 hrs which I presume is the correct time. Dont get caught out!"
Beosport says:

GALWAY SHC Final Clarinbridge v St. Thomas'
Scheduled for Sunday, December 5, 2021 1:00 PM GMT

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1682 - 05/12/2021 10:47:48    2391700

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I think Clarinbridge have a great chance today in the county final. The fact that they won 2 of their recent championship games in atrocious weather conditions suggests to me that they have found that grit and "dog" in them that they seemed to lack in recent years. They are an outfit brimming with talent but seem to have matured this year into a really good team. I will be not at all surprised if they win it.

Beosport have the start time as 1.30pm but the online ticket purchase for attendance at the match states the throw in time is 13.00 hrs which I presume is the correct time. Dont get caught out!"
I agree with you. Though St Thomas's deserve the right to be favorites, Clarenbridge will surely bring it today.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1475 - 05/12/2021 12:00:47    2391707

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Replying To katser:  "Co Senior Hurling Final at last!
And as I predicted its St.Thomas' v Clairnbridge Final!
A very experienced Thomas' team against a young talented 'Bridge team... should be a great Final.
I'm going with St.Thomas' to win and become the 1st Galway team to win 4 in a row since the great Turlough team of the 1960's."
Co. SHC Final
St.Thomas' 0-20 Clairnbridge 0-17
Congratulations Thomas' fantastic achievement 4 in a row for such a rural Club! I'm absolutely delighted they won.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1539 - 05/12/2021 14:35:43    2391729

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Replying To katser:  "Co. SHC Final
St.Thomas' 0-20 Clairnbridge 0-17
Congratulations Thomas' fantastic achievement 4 in a row for such a rural Club! I'm absolutely delighted they won."
Almost as good as Limerick winning the All Ireland, eh!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1154 - 05/12/2021 15:37:39    2391734

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I think Clarinbridge have a great chance today in the county final. The fact that they won 2 of their recent championship games in atrocious weather conditions suggests to me that they have found that grit and "dog" in them that they seemed to lack in recent years. They are an outfit brimming with talent but seem to have matured this year into a really good team. I will be not at all surprised if they win it.

Beosport have the start time as 1.30pm but the online ticket purchase for attendance at the match states the throw in time is 13.00 hrs which I presume is the correct time. Dont get caught out!"
I was quite disappointed with Clarinbridge today. They didnt have the "dog" or the grit in them that I hoped they had developed. They were physically dominated and lost every "scrum" to St. Thomas's and lost far too many of their own puckouts., which led sometimes to some easy scores. But they are a young team and coming from Senior B meant they'd have had to raise their level of performance today a few notches more than they are used to doing. They have time on their side and maybe can put the learnings from today to good use next year.

Great congratulations to St Thomas's on their brilliant achievement. For such a small club with limited resources to win 4 in a row is something else.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1663 - 05/12/2021 20:17:09    2391786

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I was quite disappointed with Clarinbridge today. They didnt have the "dog" or the grit in them that I hoped they had developed. They were physically dominated and lost every "scrum" to St. Thomas's and lost far too many of their own puckouts., which led sometimes to some easy scores. But they are a young team and coming from Senior B meant they'd have had to raise their level of performance today a few notches more than they are used to doing. They have time on their side and maybe can put the learnings from today to good use next year.

Great congratulations to St Thomas's on their brilliant achievement. For such a small club with limited resources to win 4 in a row is something else."
A massive achievement for St Thomas. They've had a golden generation of players over the past 10 years, but more importantly they've capitalised on it. 6 wins from 6 finals is great going. Even though I'd generally support an underdog, St Thomas being a small club, you couldn't begrudge them any title.
Clarinbridge are a coming force, if their underage success is anything to go by. They have a young team and should gain valuable experience from today. I wouldn't blame them for losing out in the physical stakes today. They're a much lighter and younger team than St Thomas. On a December pitch, it was always going to be a more physical contest.
The best of luck to St Thomas for the rest of their campaign.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1403 - 05/12/2021 20:44:13    2391793

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