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Replying To Trump2020:  "Ha ha. That's a tough group alright. It seems like just a few years ago Mellowes won the County and now fighting for their lives….maybe the Groups should be picked by Seeding the teams so it wouldn't be so lopsided. But that's easier said than done I suppose."
They are done by seeding. The 4 semi finalists get seeded. Turloughmore lost to kilnademna last year so definitely don't deserve seeding. No bad year can lead to getting an awful group the following year. Craughwell and Gort being seeded teams probably caused a lop sided groups quality wise but like it rewards performance so can't say much about it.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 18 - 14/08/2022 18:04:45    2437383

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Replying To Trump2020:  "What about Liam Mellowes? I suppose their ship has sailed."
Mellows have been on the wane since their last county final appearance. They were very consistent and definitely the second best team in Galway for those 3 years with a county title won along the way. Probably disappointed with the other finals, the 2019 one especially, and the all Ireland semi final against Cuala but other than that they beat everyone else galway had to offer. Probably don't have the players coming through to replace the lads they've lost. Against Ardrahan They looked very poor and short of any game plan that they were very good at under Mulqueen. Will still have enough to get out of the senior B group.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 18 - 14/08/2022 18:10:24    2437385

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Mellows have been on the wane since their last county final appearance. They were very consistent and definitely the second best team in Galway for those 3 years with a county title won along the way. Probably disappointed with the other finals, the 2019 one especially, and the all Ireland semi final against Cuala but other than that they beat everyone else galway had to offer. Probably don't have the players coming through to replace the lads they've lost. Against Ardrahan They looked very poor and short of any game plan that they were very good at under Mulqueen. Will still have enough to get out of the senior B group."
Yeah they were nice for a few years there. Could Ardrahan be better than people thought? Maybe they're this years dark horse. There's always that one team that goes further than expected.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1557 - 15/08/2022 20:50:45    2437575

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Turlough v clarinbridge match is probably the game of the weekend Turlough had a great win over castlegar. Castlegar were very poor against Turlough so dunno was it that Turlough was very good or castlegar so poor. Clarinbridge were very sluggish against killimordaly but once they got going they got the scores alot easier.

Turlough v clarinbridge will be a close game wont be surprised if its a draw but ill go with turlough by 1.
As for the rest
Sarsfields v castlegar... sarsfields by 5
St Thomas's v killimordaly.... st Thomas's by 3

Cappy v kilconiron.......... cappy by 4
Gort v tommies........tommies by 3
Loughrea v craughwell..... loughrea by 2

Mullagh v mellows....... mellows by 2
Adrahan v portuma.... adrahan by 2
Ahrascragh v pearses..... ahrascragh by 1

Moycullen v beagh...... moycullen by 5
Oranmore v tynagh-abbey duniry...... oranmore by 8
Athreny v kilnadeema letrim...... letrim by 5

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 76 - 16/08/2022 08:47:48    2437589

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Turloughmore and Clarinbridge is a mighty battle on paper. I'd give Clarinbridge the slight edge because i think the pitch in Athenry suits them and Turlough might struggle to get their running game going on a tighter pitch than Salthill. Will be interesting whether Turlough send someone to follow Niland or just let Holland or Daithi hold the centre. The way he floats around from 11 for Clarinbridge can hurt teams.

Two cracking double headers in Athenry on Saturday and Sunday with Loughrea/Craughwell, Larkins/Gort and Sarsfields/Castlegar. Hopefully big crowds.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 187 - 16/08/2022 10:20:04    2437601

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Sarsfields v Castlegar….Sarsfields by 5
St Thomas's v Killimordaly....St Thomas's by 7

Cappy v Kilconiron....Cappy by 7
Gort v Tommy Larkins….Gort by 1
Loughrea v Craughwell....Draw

Mullagh v Liam Mellowes....Mullagh by 1
Adrahan v Portumna....Portumna by 1
Ahrascragh v Pearses....Pearses by 1

Moycullen v beagh....Moycullen by 1
Oranmore v Tynagh-abbey duniry....Oranmore by 5
Athreny v Kilnadeema Leitrim...Athenry by 1

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1557 - 16/08/2022 12:58:13    2437631

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Mellows have been on the wane since their last county final appearance. They were very consistent and definitely the second best team in Galway for those 3 years with a county title won along the way. Probably disappointed with the other finals, the 2019 one especially, and the all Ireland semi final against Cuala but other than that they beat everyone else galway had to offer. Probably don't have the players coming through to replace the lads they've lost. Against Ardrahan They looked very poor and short of any game plan that they were very good at under Mulqueen. Will still have enough to get out of the senior B group."
Rather surprising, given the amount of players available to them. The year they won the county final, they mentioned how much work they were doing at underage level, how many players they were bringing in from all over the east of the city to training on Saturday / Sunday mornings on a weekly basis.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 16/08/2022 14:03:39    2437652

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Yeah they were nice for a few years there. Could Ardrahan be better than people thought? Maybe they're this years dark horse. There's always that one team that goes further than expected."
They very well could be. They had a very good run underage there and were probably one of the few small rural teams getting to later stages in minor A and u21a most years for a 4/5 year stage there, a lot of those lads would be between 20-25 now and have usually been good to have a couple on underage galway teams. Well capable of making jump to be a good solid senior A team. Probably underachieving last year or two but maybe could be team to make a big step up. If they got Johnny Glynn back in a year or two could bring them along even more. Wait to see how they get on, could be proven wrong on all that. Portumna game is a big one for them.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 18 - 16/08/2022 21:15:21    2437732

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