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A real topsy turvy weekend of results. I'm glad I don't bet on my predictions.. Great to see Calry win their first game and with the new 3 point rule they leapfrog from bottom place over Tubbercurry and the Bunnies. Mary's are now top as Molaise Gaels lost their 100% record to Coolera. Shamrock Gaels after their great win on the first day haven't been able to maintain that form as they lost to Farnans. In Div 2 Drumcliffe have lost back to back games so they will need a miracle to get back in the hunt for promotion. This time it was Ballymote that beat them in Oxfield. Ballymote are putting in a strong league campaign and still in the promotion mix. . They will probably have to beat Coolaney in their next game to really be contenders. Coolaney and Harps are joint top after both teams won.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 03/07/2023 09:11:24    2491650

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I won't be in a rush to do more predictions after last weekend

muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 04/07/2023 10:24:35    2492060

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This big Q in Sligo GAA is will Castleconnor Junior Bs turn up in ballymote this Saturday? Pulled out of first game an hr and 10 mins before throw in cus of a few "flashes" in the sky ! Bart Barrins put the pressure on Leonard to play this crucial game as Castleconnor aim to lose 5 in a row in 4B!

sligosham (Sligo) - Posts: 23 - 04/07/2023 22:14:51    2492302

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prediction time for the weekend. Thank god I didn't do them last week or I'd have got very few!!
Means I'll probably get 100% this week!

Div 1:
Bunninaden v Curry - Curry
Marys v Shamrock Gaels - Shamrock Gaels
Farnans v Calry - Farnans
Coolera v Tubbercurry- Coolera
Molaise v Tourlestrane- Molaise
Div 2:
Castleconnor v Drp - Drp
Owenmore Gaels v St Michael's - Owm Gaels
Ballymote v C/M - Ballymote to cause shock
Geevagh v Easkey - Easkey
Pats v Harps - Pats

Sligobuck21 (Sligo) - Posts: 114 - 05/07/2023 18:01:37    2492507

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There's w/o been given at every age level and d4 and d3 (and expect them at u19)so must b alot bucs on to Leonard as u put it

Timmy86 (Sligo) - Posts: 266 - 05/07/2023 19:42:34    2492525

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Replying To muscles:  "I won't be in a rush to do more predictions after last weekend"
C'mon get the finger out. The games are starting this evening. Where's Shellyboy, he went missing also. I was even expecting two hops to join in the fun .
Mary's will beat Gaels.
Coolera will beat Tubber
Farnans will beat Calry.
I will chance a draw for the Bunnies/Curry game because there's a few draws every week. Bunnies not happy to be bottom after beating Calry and with a far superior score difference. Three points for a win has upset them.
Tourlestrane and Molaise will be tight. Molaise have already beaten Tourlestrane in a meaningless competition so Tourlestrane will be anxious to clip their wings on home soil and I think they will do that.
Div 2
Some really interesting games coming up here.
Harps are cruising along under the radar and remain unbeaten. A win against Pats will put them in the driving seat to finish in the top 2 but I will go with Pats to inflict their first loss.
Coolaney are also unbeaten and have a tricky one against an improving Ballymote. I think Coolaney will prevail but just about.
Drumcliffe to beat Castleconnor but promotion looks very slim
Owenmore Gaels will beat Michaels
Easkey need to win against Geevagh to get back into the promotion race and hope the top 2 slip up.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 07/07/2023 13:46:34    2492922

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It's easier to guess the lotto numbers than these predictions without knowing player availability each week

Div 1:
Bunninaden v Curry - Curry
Marys v Shamrock Gaels - Marys
Farnans v Calry - Calry
Coolera v Tubbercurry- Coolera
Molaise v Tourlestrane- Tour
Div 2:
Castleconnor v Drp - Drp
Owenmore Gaels v St Michael's - Draw
Ballymote v C/M - C/M
Geevagh v Easkey - Easkey
Pats v Harps - Harps

muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 07/07/2023 15:16:28    2492955

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Replying To eoinog:  "C'mon get the finger out. The games are starting this evening. Where's Shellyboy, he went missing also. I was even expecting two hops to join in the fun .
Mary's will beat Gaels.
Coolera will beat Tubber
Farnans will beat Calry.
I will chance a draw for the Bunnies/Curry game because there's a few draws every week. Bunnies not happy to be bottom after beating Calry and with a far superior score difference. Three points for a win has upset them.
Tourlestrane and Molaise will be tight. Molaise have already beaten Tourlestrane in a meaningless competition so Tourlestrane will be anxious to clip their wings on home soil and I think they will do that.
Div 2
Some really interesting games coming up here.
Harps are cruising along under the radar and remain unbeaten. A win against Pats will put them in the driving seat to finish in the top 2 but I will go with Pats to inflict their first loss.
Coolaney are also unbeaten and have a tricky one against an improving Ballymote. I think Coolaney will prevail but just about.
Drumcliffe to beat Castleconnor but promotion looks very slim
Owenmore Gaels will beat Michaels
Easkey need to win against Geevagh to get back into the promotion race and hope the top 2 slip up."
A one-time thing:

Marys to beat Gaels by 2/3
Bunnies to beat Curry in a game that could go either way
Coolera to beat Tubber with a bit to spare
Molaise to beat Tourlestrane in a tight game
Calry to topple Farnans in a card-fest of a game

League final will be Marys v Molaise
Tubber doomed to be joined by one of Curry, Bunnies, Calry

DRP to win in Castleconnor but will have to dig deep for it
Owenmore Gaels to beat St Michael's by 6+pts
The other 3 games in Division 2 are coin tosses
Ballymote to beat Coolaney by 1
Geevagh to beat Easkey by 2
Pats and Harps to draw

Coolaney v Harps final
Michaels and Castleconnor for the drop back to Div 3

Two_Hops (Sligo) - Posts: 9 - 07/07/2023 15:26:33    2492961

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Once again predictions went arse ways which is probably good because it must mean the competition is unpredictable. Firstly apologies for to Calry. I had totally dismissed them and they are now in a good position to retain their status for another year. When is the last time Tourlestrane lost 2 games in the league,? Molaise looking good for the final. Second place still up for grabs. In Div 2 if Drumcliffe were a race horse they would be brought before the stewards. An inexplicable collapse for a team that's playing senior championship football. Great for Castleconnor though and Geevagh who beat Easkey. The top 2 teams are pulling away. 3 rounds left

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 09/07/2023 19:21:54    2493408

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Has to be the closest Division 1 league in years. Bottom 2 teams both on 2 points. But still have 3 games left all worth 3 points while there is 4 teams above them level on 6 points. It looks like Tubber and Bunninaden are to go down. Calry look to be safe after their 2 3 point wins and Curry seem to be safe also with their superior score difference and remaining fixtures. Farnans after their shamrock Gaels win didn't win a game they would have expected to win. That puts them back in the mix for relegation. Coolera won't be near the bottom after the next 3 rounds. 5 teams still with a chance of going down.
At the top Molaise are still unbeaten. Mary's and Shamrock Gaels are battling it out to get to the final while tourlestrane will be looming around and hoping for a slip up to get them into a league final.
It's all to play for still.
In division 2 it's in harps and Coolaney mullinabreenas hands. If they don't slip up. They go up. A few shock results in that league but teams who are struggling for points at the bottom of the table by the sounds of it are stuck for numbers weekly.
The next 3 weeks will be interesting. I am not making any predictions yet… I will do them during the week but I think Calry, Tubbercurry and Curry all could get shock results next week. We will have to wait and see.
Great to have competitive leagues. Can only lead to a competitive championship, leading to better development of players. Which improves our club and county teams.
Sligeach Abú!!!

Sligobuck21 (Sligo) - Posts: 114 - 09/07/2023 20:38:05    2493434

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Well that's Tubber and Bunninadden for Div2. With 4 points as a gap they need two wins realistically to stay safe and that's unlikely to happen. The chase is on at the top of the table though with Marys, Molaise, Shamrock Gaels, Tourlestrane in contention. Tbh I think Tourlestranes days are done. Drumcliffe are the biggest disappointment of Division 2. As a long standing senior side they should be comfortably beating intermediate and junior teams. Perhaps Mullinabreena and Harps especially are dark horses for the Inter championship?

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 10/07/2023 09:31:19    2493495

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The main reason for the unpredictability is the team selections. A fair few teams have their best players injured or away from week to week. Tourlestrane were understrength on Sunday and we have been missing a few so its hard to read much into anything. In fairness most wouldn't know other club players availability so cant be easy even for managers at this stage.

Happy to be top of the table and still unbeaten.

Also I think the 3 points for a win with County player availability is a great idea. Fair play to the county board on that.

Sligonian (Sligo) - Posts: 1607 - 10/07/2023 21:43:54    2493691

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I think the league in the last few weeks is not really reflective of where teams are at as most team are in holiday mode as players take their holidays ahead of the business end of the season. Talking to various club people it seems many of the strange results also coincide with key players missing. That said Tubber and the bunnies seem to be in bother in Senior.

MrUnderhill (Sligo) - Posts: 48 - 11/07/2023 08:11:09    2493704

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DRPs league form is baffling. What's going on there? As for St John's, they're not far away from being the only team to be relegated from the same league two years in a row! They got a lifeline from the Co Board and weren't put down to Div 4 yet still can't make any headway. Some massive games the weekend ahead. The 3 points for a win will see some teams leap up the standings over coming weeks. Any official word yet on McEntee getting a new contract?

ShellyGael (Sligo) - Posts: 105 - 11/07/2023 11:09:15    2493739

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Replying To Sligonian:  "The main reason for the unpredictability is the team selections. A fair few teams have their best players injured or away from week to week. Tourlestrane were understrength on Sunday and we have been missing a few so its hard to read much into anything. In fairness most wouldn't know other club players availability so cant be easy even for managers at this stage.

Happy to be top of the table and still unbeaten.

Also I think the 3 points for a win with County player availability is a great idea. Fair play to the county board on that."
I rarely comment now but do pop on now and again to see what is happening across the county. I enjoy nothing more than discussions around the club scene, with insights and predictions from different posters. I don't agree that the 3 points are in any way a good idea and only serve to put the "weaker" teams under immense pressure. It really suits the clubs with the deeper squads. I spoke with people steeped in GAA in neighboring counties and they believe it is ludicrous. I am not having a go at Sligo County Board as I believe they are doing a good job on most fronts. Some agree with it, others don't, others don't have an opinion. All depends on the draw you got and when you play certain teams. A drawn game used to mean something, now a point just isn't enough. I can foresee grumblings from certain clubs who are on course to be relegated.

Bloodsub6 (Sligo) - Posts: 28 - 11/07/2023 11:53:31    2493756

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Replying To Bloodsub6:  "I rarely comment now but do pop on now and again to see what is happening across the county. I enjoy nothing more than discussions around the club scene, with insights and predictions from different posters. I don't agree that the 3 points are in any way a good idea and only serve to put the "weaker" teams under immense pressure. It really suits the clubs with the deeper squads. I spoke with people steeped in GAA in neighboring counties and they believe it is ludicrous. I am not having a go at Sligo County Board as I believe they are doing a good job on most fronts. Some agree with it, others don't, others don't have an opinion. All depends on the draw you got and when you play certain teams. A drawn game used to mean something, now a point just isn't enough. I can foresee grumblings from certain clubs who are on course to be relegated."
If it's 3 points now for a win, how many points for a draw ?

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 11/07/2023 12:08:31    2493761

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Replying To Bloodsub6:  "I rarely comment now but do pop on now and again to see what is happening across the county. I enjoy nothing more than discussions around the club scene, with insights and predictions from different posters. I don't agree that the 3 points are in any way a good idea and only serve to put the "weaker" teams under immense pressure. It really suits the clubs with the deeper squads. I spoke with people steeped in GAA in neighboring counties and they believe it is ludicrous. I am not having a go at Sligo County Board as I believe they are doing a good job on most fronts. Some agree with it, others don't, others don't have an opinion. All depends on the draw you got and when you play certain teams. A drawn game used to mean something, now a point just isn't enough. I can foresee grumblings from certain clubs who are on course to be relegated."
You're 100% correct it only helps the bigger clubs who have several county panelists. Bunninadden have zero if I'm correct and what is it 1 for Tubber? Where as every other team up the table with exception of Tourlestrane already would benefit from the return of their county panelists anyway so why further reward them with 3 points for a win. It'd be interesting to compare the table under the old system that 99% of counties use and see would there be any big change in who gets promotion and relegation.

Good point about the draws too.

Sligoman1234 (Sligo) - Posts: 331 - 11/07/2023 14:01:04    2493794

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Replying To eoinog:  "If it's 3 points now for a win, how many points for a draw ?"
Mine was a genuine post....Draw = 1 point

Bloodsub6 (Sligo) - Posts: 28 - 11/07/2023 15:32:04    2493811

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Replying To Sligoman1234:  "You're 100% correct it only helps the bigger clubs who have several county panelists. Bunninadden have zero if I'm correct and what is it 1 for Tubber? Where as every other team up the table with exception of Tourlestrane already would benefit from the return of their county panelists anyway so why further reward them with 3 points for a win. It'd be interesting to compare the table under the old system that 99% of counties use and see would there be any big change in who gets promotion and relegation.

Good point about the draws too."
I don't understand how ye think teams with county players are being rewarded. Teams with county players were understrength for the first 4 rounds and therefore are at a disadvantage

Bunninadden with no county players had an advantage for the first 4 rounds compared to teams who were missing county players. If weaker teams are already under pressure when playing teams stronger teams without county players then they will drop down a division to a league where they can be more competitive

I am not saying that the 3 points is right as it does have the element of luck of when you play certain teams but the idea that clubs without county players don't have an unfair advantage also

muscles (Sligo) - Posts: 430 - 11/07/2023 16:17:41    2493827

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Replying To Bloodsub6:  "Mine was a genuine post....Draw = 1 point"
My question was genuine too... I hadn't spotted that you had said that a draw was one point. I would have thought that if a win was now worth 3 points that a draw should be worth 2.
If they wanted to bring in a 2 tier system for points would 3 points for a win with no Co players and 2 points for a win with the Co players not be a better option.

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1574 - 11/07/2023 16:21:12    2493830

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