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Replying To botheyesclosed:  "Even though the group stages are not even over, the Senior Championship is for Mullinalaghta to lose. The only team that has a chance to catch them out would be Colmcille. I don't think they will as Mullinalaghta will have learned from the League Final. Dromard may go on a good run if the draw favours them but ultimately wont have enough. Slashers are still a good bit off the pace of the leading pack. Killoe aren't at the races at all and will be lucky to scrap through to the Q/F where they will bow out. Rathcline may get to a semi final as long as they beat Carrickedmond this weekend, it would be interesting to see them against either Mostrim or Slasher in the Q/F.

Final Standings Group 1
Mullinalaghta
Dromard
Slashers
Mostrim

Final Standings Group 2
Colmcille
Rathcline
Killoe
Abbeylara

Q/Finals (Winners)
Mull v Abbey (Mull)
Dromard v Killoe (Dromard)
Slashers v R/cline (Slashers)
Colm v Mostrim (Colmcille)

S/Finals
Not sure how the draw works out from here??"
Hard to argue with that! Colmcille for me to win it.

williesboy (Leitrim) - Posts: 226 - 29/08/2022 21:15:05    2439098

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Teams in the quarter finals are pretty much decided already, the main game of interest is Clonguish and Killoe in a winner takes all clash. Unfortunately I can only see one winner here, Killoe as Clonguish are just a team in transition. It would be particularly sweet to turn this one over after the antics of a couple of years ago, at the same venue ironically, but it would take a miracle.

Quarter finals will be
Mullinalaghta v Killoe
Dromard v Abbeylara
Rathcline v Mostrim
Colmcille v Slashers

With Mullinalaghta, Dromard, Mostrim and Colmcille to come through. Mullinalaghta to grind out another championship

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 01/09/2022 16:53:39    2439339

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "Teams in the quarter finals are pretty much decided already, the main game of interest is Clonguish and Killoe in a winner takes all clash. Unfortunately I can only see one winner here, Killoe as Clonguish are just a team in transition. It would be particularly sweet to turn this one over after the antics of a couple of years ago, at the same venue ironically, but it would take a miracle.

Quarter finals will be
Mullinalaghta v Killoe
Dromard v Abbeylara
Rathcline v Mostrim
Colmcille v Slashers

With Mullinalaghta, Dromard, Mostrim and Colmcille to come through. Mullinalaghta to grind out another championship"
Not sure what u mean by "antics". A decent game between two great clubs who are not as strong as in recent years. Could've gone either way. Looking forward to the Dromard Mullinalaghta game tomorrow.

Rhyne_Stonecowboy (Longford) - Posts: 48 - 03/09/2022 18:49:34    2439570

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Not sure what u mean by "antics". A decent game between two great clubs who are not as strong as in recent years. Could've gone either way. Looking forward to the Dromard Mullinalaghta game tomorrow."
Go to youtube and watch austria v west germany in 1982 to jog your memory! Killoe were the better team and deserved their victory at the weekend. No change in the view that Mullinalaghta are still the team to beat

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 05/09/2022 10:23:32    2439714

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Dromard put out a second string outfit against mullinalaghta in order to face killoe in the quarter finals. Don't know how this will help momentum for dromard as they took a very heavy defeat against a strong mullinalaghta team. I think this move could come back to haunt them

rahoorahoo (Longford) - Posts: 56 - 05/09/2022 11:31:07    2439727

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So there we have it...

Quarter Finals...
A) Mullinalaghta v Abbeylara
B) Colmcille v Mostrim
C) Slashers v Rathcline
D) Dromard v Killoe

Semi Finals...
A v C
B v D

Dromard left a rake of lads at home yesterday, seemed content with 2nd in Group 1 and a crack at Killoe. Can Abbey spring an upset? Can Killoe get it together or is it too little too late? Can Rathcline continue their solid form? Will Colmcille bottle it? Are Dromard this years dark horse? Might be a sting or two left in this.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 05/09/2022 12:55:52    2439739

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Replying To Rhyne_Stonecowboy:  "Not sure what u mean by "antics". A decent game between two great clubs who are not as strong as in recent years. Could've gone either way. Looking forward to the Dromard Mullinalaghta game tomorrow."
Big win for Mullinaughta. I know Dromard have a lot of younger players. By all accounts they were impressive against Slashers and Mostrim. Are Mullinaughta on a different level

B&G (Longford) - Posts: 202 - 05/09/2022 13:40:53    2439743

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "So there we have it...

Quarter Finals...
A) Mullinalaghta v Abbeylara
B) Colmcille v Mostrim
C) Slashers v Rathcline
D) Dromard v Killoe

Semi Finals...
A v C
B v D

Dromard left a rake of lads at home yesterday, seemed content with 2nd in Group 1 and a crack at Killoe. Can Abbey spring an upset? Can Killoe get it together or is it too little too late? Can Rathcline continue their solid form? Will Colmcille bottle it? Are Dromard this years dark horse? Might be a sting or two left in this."
Semi-finals are apparently A v D and B v C meaning that Dromard stay on the other side of the draw from Colmcille regardless of what happened (which presumably is why they put out the Carabao Cup team yesterday). A v C and B v D would have made it less likely.

TurnipAyter (Longford) - Posts: 137 - 05/09/2022 14:11:49    2439752

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Replying To TurnipAyter:  "
Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "So there we have it...

Quarter Finals...
A) Mullinalaghta v Abbeylara
B) Colmcille v Mostrim
C) Slashers v Rathcline
D) Dromard v Killoe

Semi Finals...
A v C
B v D

Dromard left a rake of lads at home yesterday, seemed content with 2nd in Group 1 and a crack at Killoe. Can Abbey spring an upset? Can Killoe get it together or is it too little too late? Can Rathcline continue their solid form? Will Colmcille bottle it? Are Dromard this years dark horse? Might be a sting or two left in this."
Semi-finals are apparently A v D and B v C meaning that Dromard stay on the other side of the draw from Colmcille regardless of what happened (which presumably is why they put out the Carabao Cup team yesterday). A v C and B v D would have made it less likely."
I stand corrected. It is A v D and B v C in the semi finals.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 05/09/2022 17:42:21    2439784

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "
Replying To TurnipAyter:  "[quote=LongfordgaaAbú:  "So there we have it...

Quarter Finals...
A) Mullinalaghta v Abbeylara
B) Colmcille v Mostrim
C) Slashers v Rathcline
D) Dromard v Killoe

Semi Finals...
A v C
B v D

Dromard left a rake of lads at home yesterday, seemed content with 2nd in Group 1 and a crack at Killoe. Can Abbey spring an upset? Can Killoe get it together or is it too little too late? Can Rathcline continue their solid form? Will Colmcille bottle it? Are Dromard this years dark horse? Might be a sting or two left in this."
Semi-finals are apparently A v D and B v C meaning that Dromard stay on the other side of the draw from Colmcille regardless of what happened (which presumably is why they put out the Carabao Cup team yesterday). A v C and B v D would have made it less likely."
I stand corrected. It is A v D and B v C in the semi finals."]ill go with:

Mullinalaghta
Colmcille
Slashers
Killoe

Semis:

Mullinalaghta vs Killoe - Mullinalaghta
Colmcille vs Slashers - Colmcille

Final:

Mullinalaghta vs Colmcille

Garmin (Longford) - Posts: 37 - 06/09/2022 09:18:26    2439815

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Replying To Garmin: "ill go with: Mullinalaghta Colmcille Slashers Killoe Semis: Mullinalaghta vs Killoe - Mullinalaghta Colmcille vs Slashers - Colmcille Final: Mullinalaghta vs Colmcille"

This is hard to argue with, but I think there will be a surprise or 2 before the end.
I still think Dromard will have 1 big game and maybe Killoe will be a casualty of that. Killoe on the other hand could pull something big out of the bag themselves.
Rathcline or Mostrim are also capable of another upset if things go their way during a game, and could meet in a semi final if Colmcille and Slashers underestimate them.
A lot of these teams are more evenly matched than is suggested. I would put Mullinalaghta out on their own as a level above, but they are far from invincible. A sloppy goal, a harsh sending off, injuries, an off day, any of these could see them reeled back into the pack.
After all that I will give the exact same predictions as Garmin. I wont mind if I'm wrong.

botheyesclosed (Longford) - Posts: 108 - 08/09/2022 15:59:11    2440054

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A great win yesterday for Clonguish in a very entertaining encounter. Credit to Slashers on their excellent minor win and the huge push going on there for hurling, time other clubs in the county took note.

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 12/09/2022 14:09:20    2440421

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "A great win yesterday for Clonguish in a very entertaining encounter. Credit to Slashers on their excellent minor win and the huge push going on there for hurling, time other clubs in the county took note."
Who did Slashers beat in the Minor final?

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 12/09/2022 18:53:12    2440459

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "Who did Slashers beat in the Minor final?"
Carrick.
Credit too to kenagh, a small club, who are putting in a massive effort at underage. It's not good enough that bigger clubs like Granard, Drumlish, Killoe etc do nothing for the ancient game

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 13/09/2022 08:54:05    2440476

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Replying To liosbreac6265:  "Carrick.
Credit too to kenagh, a small club, who are putting in a massive effort at underage. It's not good enough that bigger clubs like Granard, Drumlish, Killoe etc do nothing for the ancient game"
I think that is pretty harsh!! we have 3 senior hurling teams in Longford with all struggling for numbers to complete in a championship and you want to have a dig at so called 'bigger clubs' all trying to compete with other sports and also we have the least amount of clubs in the whole country!! if thats the case you need go get onto all local 'bigger clubs' outside the county to get the finger out and get a hurling team up and running! a stupid comment to make!

Garmin (Longford) - Posts: 37 - 13/09/2022 10:37:33    2440488

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Replying To botheyesclosed:  "Replying To Garmin: "ill go with: Mullinalaghta Colmcille Slashers Killoe Semis: Mullinalaghta vs Killoe - Mullinalaghta Colmcille vs Slashers - Colmcille Final: Mullinalaghta vs Colmcille"

This is hard to argue with, but I think there will be a surprise or 2 before the end.
I still think Dromard will have 1 big game and maybe Killoe will be a casualty of that. Killoe on the other hand could pull something big out of the bag themselves.
Rathcline or Mostrim are also capable of another upset if things go their way during a game, and could meet in a semi final if Colmcille and Slashers underestimate them.
A lot of these teams are more evenly matched than is suggested. I would put Mullinalaghta out on their own as a level above, but they are far from invincible. A sloppy goal, a harsh sending off, injuries, an off day, any of these could see them reeled back into the pack.
After all that I will give the exact same predictions as Garmin. I wont mind if I'm wrong."
4 very tight games coming up this weekend. All to play for a bit of luck will be involved.
Fancy Mullinalachta vs Abbey but this Abbey team are sick of getting bet by them and with a few young lads in the team now, i would not be suprised to see a shock on the cards.
Whoever gets the better start in Rathcline vs Slashers will take the glory. Fancy Rathcline here.
Killoe to beat Dromard. Dromard beat mostrim and slashers, both who are not strong championship teams this year and are slightly over hyped. Killoe have the backs to contain Dromards forwards.
Colmcille should get over the line vs mostrim easily enough. Tendancy to bottle it in knockout stages however.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 23 - 13/09/2022 15:34:09    2440550

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Replying To Garmin:  "I think that is pretty harsh!! we have 3 senior hurling teams in Longford with all struggling for numbers to complete in a championship and you want to have a dig at so called 'bigger clubs' all trying to compete with other sports and also we have the least amount of clubs in the whole country!! if thats the case you need go get onto all local 'bigger clubs' outside the county to get the finger out and get a hurling team up and running! a stupid comment to make!"
There hasn't been more than 3 clubs in SHC in Longford for maybe 30 years or more. With only 21 GAA clubs in the county, and all bar a handful having to amalgamate (sometimes with multiple other clubs) to make the numbers in underage football, where is the additional hurling support, trainers and players coming from to start building up that tradition of hurling from scratch? Who knows, maybe the Hurling Chairman is investing heavily in growing the sport in Longford.

LongfordgaaAbú (Longford) - Posts: 253 - 13/09/2022 18:10:36    2440580

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "There hasn't been more than 3 clubs in SHC in Longford for maybe 30 years or more. With only 21 GAA clubs in the county, and all bar a handful having to amalgamate (sometimes with multiple other clubs) to make the numbers in underage football, where is the additional hurling support, trainers and players coming from to start building up that tradition of hurling from scratch? Who knows, maybe the Hurling Chairman is investing heavily in growing the sport in Longford."
As a fellow Killoe man , the only thing I'll say is that lads our age (40+) played no or little organised soccer and now Killoe has multiple age group soccer teams , so if the will was there it would have been possible. The hard truth is (and it applies to most counties) a strong football club does not want it's young lads getting distracted with hurling and then having to choose at senior grade which one is priority.

catchturnscore (Longford) - Posts: 142 - 13/09/2022 19:19:23    2440586

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Replying To LongfordgaaAbú:  "There hasn't been more than 3 clubs in SHC in Longford for maybe 30 years or more. With only 21 GAA clubs in the county, and all bar a handful having to amalgamate (sometimes with multiple other clubs) to make the numbers in underage football, where is the additional hurling support, trainers and players coming from to start building up that tradition of hurling from scratch? Who knows, maybe the Hurling Chairman is investing heavily in growing the sport in Longford."
some clubs having to amalgamate for underage football is irrelevant. Edgeworthstown amalgamate and they are the most succesful hurling club of the 3. Many youngsters drop away from football or never even play it at all so if hurling was an option locally they might get involved. Kenagh are one of the smallest clubs in the county and are doing their bit so this excuse just doesnt add up. If a club went with a plan to start up hurling there is loads of support from leinster council and croke park. Excuses excuses

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 73 - 14/09/2022 12:58:07    2440642

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Replying To Garmin:  "I think that is pretty harsh!! we have 3 senior hurling teams in Longford with all struggling for numbers to complete in a championship and you want to have a dig at so called 'bigger clubs' all trying to compete with other sports and also we have the least amount of clubs in the whole country!! if thats the case you need go get onto all local 'bigger clubs' outside the county to get the finger out and get a hurling team up and running! a stupid comment to make!"
Well said. If these clubs started up a hurling team Clonguish would lose one or 2 players to Drumlish and Killoe, I'm sure Wolfe Tones would be the same and Slashers would proabbly have no team as the majority of their players come from other clubs around the county!

Spinx (Longford) - Posts: 1040 - 14/09/2022 13:53:02    2440655

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