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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Cracking championships??? What are you on at all? At the top senior level, you've 3 teams who are way out in front of the rest. Nothing cracking there.

Perhaps in the Senior B, you might get a well balanced championship, with close, tight games."
What 3 teams are these you mention?

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 628 - 29/11/2021 21:55:36    2391159

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Replying To katser:  "The way I see it is.... The CB are either going to relegate 8 Senior B teams to Intermediate or promote 8 Intermediate teams to a new 16 team Senior B Championship...the latter would be the more sensible option, because clubs like Athenry, Ardrahan, Mullagh, Liam Mellows some who have NEVER been relegated haven't a notion of agreeing to OK no bother we will drop down to Intermediate to facilitate the new format...there would be UPROAR and the whole thing would get messy!!!
Have a new Senior B Championship and let some of those tiny football area Clubs go upto a new Intermediate/Junior A Championship.
And basically have two cracking Championships Senior A and Senior B."
Tiny football area clubs ? This is the kind of attitude that really doesnt help hurling in the county. But maybe it was said in jest :)

The gas thing about all of this is if Clubs actually asked the players they would prob bite your hand off of winning and Intermidiate title going through and having a great chance in Croke Park.

I agree some of the bigger clubs like Athnery Ardrahan etc will be opposed to this, but as we all know the current structure hasnt worked ideally with relegation etc for years. Having 16 teams in the 1st three grades as outlined makes it clean and clear for each club. Less games yes but most groups would be tight until the end , plus most clubs would have a chance of winning which would lead to more people going .

From a development point and i know Bellew spoke about this there would be nothing stoping the county board having a Senior , Inter , Junior Training squads for players outside county panels , this could be down once a month in Junior, once every 2 weeks in Senior/ Inter and give decent players coaching and access to top level info in the hope they could prosper in the future.


Side note - Its great having a conversation on here with a lot of great points, i just hope this is clearly defined from the start of the year whatever way is the way forward because as we can see here its a huge issue .

puckemhard (Galway) - Posts: 216 - 30/11/2021 09:19:40    2391167

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Has the draw for club semifinals been made yet? cant find who winner on Sunday plays?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 303 - 30/11/2021 12:52:58    2391195

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Has the draw for club semifinals been made yet? cant find who winner on Sunday plays?"
Think its Galway winners v Leinster champions this year

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 628 - 30/11/2021 13:23:22    2391201

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It was due to be Leinster v Galway this time last year don't know if they just pushed that back a year or just skipped it completely, if it's skipped it's to be Ulster v Galway.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3814 - 30/11/2021 13:34:56    2391205

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Replying To wexico15:  "It was due to be Leinster v Galway this time last year don't know if they just pushed that back a year or just skipped it completely, if it's skipped it's to be Ulster v Galway."
maybe the draw has been made, I just cant find it.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 303 - 01/12/2021 14:11:26    2391302

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Replying To puckemhard:  "Tiny football area clubs ? This is the kind of attitude that really doesnt help hurling in the county. But maybe it was said in jest :)

The gas thing about all of this is if Clubs actually asked the players they would prob bite your hand off of winning and Intermidiate title going through and having a great chance in Croke Park.

I agree some of the bigger clubs like Athnery Ardrahan etc will be opposed to this, but as we all know the current structure hasnt worked ideally with relegation etc for years. Having 16 teams in the 1st three grades as outlined makes it clean and clear for each club. Less games yes but most groups would be tight until the end , plus most clubs would have a chance of winning which would lead to more people going .

From a development point and i know Bellew spoke about this there would be nothing stoping the county board having a Senior , Inter , Junior Training squads for players outside county panels , this could be down once a month in Junior, once every 2 weeks in Senior/ Inter and give decent players coaching and access to top level info in the hope they could prosper in the future.


Side note - Its great having a conversation on here with a lot of great points, i just hope this is clearly defined from the start of the year whatever way is the way forward because as we can see here its a huge issue ."
I respect the football Clubs and its fantastic that they are promoting hurling in those areas but in my opinion I couldn't see them being able to compete with let's say the top 32 hurling Clubs 16 Senior A and 16 Senior B but still give them a chance of winning Intermediate (3rd tear after Senior A and Senior B).
I think the current system works fine...there is Clairnbridge Senior B in the Co.Final!
This is only my opinion I'm old school, and if a team has deservedly won its way upto Senior and are able to stay Senior well then they should remain Senior no matter how bad they are.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 01/12/2021 15:15:12    2391317

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