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Replying To stonemadbeany:  "Alan Cox is away, Croookedwood were short of defenders which they have been for some years now. Really is Delvins to lose now, should be a Brownstown/Wood semi but neither will beat Delvin. The Gaels more or less out of the senior after today's results, CTG v Pollard is winner takes all for a semi vs Raharney."
Two high quality games today.Though Pollard were brilliant with that great passion they have some CTG lack so much.No fire nothing Raharney were much better.Delvin have great potential.I agree with Dheen and stonemad they are a step ahead of the rest in B

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1118 - 21/08/2022 21:21:38    2438210

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Are the Gaels still in the intermediate? Didn't they beat Turin yesterday?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1867 - 21/08/2022 21:44:01    2438211

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Surely Fr. Dalton's will be in senior B contention? Delvin look strong favourites. Castlepollard most impressive side in Cusack this afternoon, easily beat the Gaels, could have been 9-10 points in it, they'll be fancied to beat Castletown in what is virtually a quarter final, Pollard are hurling well under Barry Kennedy and Castletown have been average this year, lot of questions about the Castletown side, look to have talent and great club men in charge but Raharney were superior today, final scoreline flattered Castletown. Clonkill in county final but they'll face a wait."
It's out of their hands. If Brownstown beat Brigids and The Wood beat Plunketts which both are likely fr daltons are gone regardless of their last game v Delvin. Delvin looking good with Adam Ennis a great addition to them after nearly 2 years out………… it more than makes up for the loss of Cox. They were in same position though last year and we all know what happened ! Ps great bit of skill from Darragh McCormack in Cusack today it's in the breeding !

puglerdaly (Westmeath) - Posts: 117 - 21/08/2022 22:04:12    2438213

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Pollard the most impressive team today, could easily have scored 2-27, Second game was a tepid affair, some good scores in first half but lacked a competitive edge particularly in second half. Raharney were 6-7 points superior and never looked like losing, Castletown lacked intensity, no goal threat, Buddah and selectors will be concerned as they've produced two poor performances in the two big games and two adequate ones, they were at full strength in second half but Raharney cruised to victory. Raharney to face Castlepollard in semi final.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 864 - 22/08/2022 09:58:32    2438223

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That goal from McCormack was one of the best ive seen in Cusack Park. The flick in to the hand, the pace to get away from Jogger and the batted finish from about 14 yards out.

On yesterdays form you would imagine Castlepollard would fancy there chances vs CTG. You cant write off CTG though. That game will stand to Aonghus and Clavin who are just back from injury and they will improve. David O Reilly and young Clarke had great games.

soreknee (Westmeath) - Posts: 162 - 22/08/2022 10:45:24    2438234

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Castletown have a lot of improving to do, one thing that might benefit them is that Malachy's footballers are already demoted to section B. Not sure is it fair to say anyone from Castletown had a great game yesterday, the young lads you mentioned did some good things and have great potential but the standout performers were all in blue.

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 864 - 22/08/2022 12:34:38    2438262

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Castletown have a lot of improving to do, one thing that might benefit them is that Malachy's footballers are already demoted to section B. Not sure is it fair to say anyone from Castletown had a great game yesterday, the young lads you mentioned did some good things and have great potential but the standout performers were all in blue."
I didn't think Raharney looked great either to be honest, and I felt if Pollard played either of them yesterday they would have won.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 465 - 22/08/2022 13:07:11    2438268

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Replying To Dheen:  "I didn't think Raharney looked great either to be honest, and I felt if Pollard played either of them yesterday they would have won."
Id say the fellows over Castletown mentioned need to have a look at themselves.Every time Raharney attacked in the first half they looked like scoring a goal it was the same against the Gaels and Clonkill.No defensive organisation at all.Pollard will have a field day unless they tighten up.
Delvin wont have to face anyone of Cullions standard this year especially with Adam Ennis back and young Coll back on form nobody in the B will trouble them.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1118 - 22/08/2022 13:20:55    2438273

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Replying To jobber:  "Id say the fellows over Castletown mentioned need to have a look at themselves.Every time Raharney attacked in the first half they looked like scoring a goal it was the same against the Gaels and Clonkill.No defensive organisation at all.Pollard will have a field day unless they tighten up.
Delvin wont have to face anyone of Cullions standard this year especially with Adam Ennis back and young Coll back on form nobody in the B will trouble them."
id love to see Delvin back challenging in senior, over 50 years since they done anything at senior and hardly anything since which is amazing ,for one of the bigger parishes/clubs and a bigger village there it would be good for Westmeath Hurling

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 651 - 22/08/2022 19:05:34    2438314

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Replying To valley84:  "Are the Gaels still in the intermediate? Didn't they beat Turin yesterday?"
That score was posted wrong ,Turin won 4-14 to 0-12 ,not the other way around

Thechick (Westmeath) - Posts: 181 - 23/08/2022 10:16:48    2438345

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Word on the street gaels have to beat clonkill by 15 or more points AND Castlepollard and Castletown have to finish a draw. Also raharney have to beat cullion to qualify.
So with the championship withered down to 4 teams essentially now for me will be a Castletown raharney semi final, although Castlepollard are without question dark horses and could possibly squeeze a win in the next round as Castletown have not yet fired, although unlikely they will be so poor again with a full team to pick from once more.
I must say Castlepollard are improving drastically and great to see it could be a very hard team to beat in the near future.
Clonkill not very impressive in the round against cullion although it seemed to be one of them games they were never going to loose and just did enough for a period to win it comfortably.
Anyone any predictions?

James73 (Westmeath) - Posts: 40 - 27/08/2022 10:32:09    2438793

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I could be wrong on the 15 points as it does seem drastic maybe someone better up in the world of score difference can confirm the correct difference.

James73 (Westmeath) - Posts: 40 - 27/08/2022 13:25:45    2438810

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Replying To James73:  "I could be wrong on the 15 points as it does seem drastic maybe someone better up in the world of score difference can confirm the correct difference."
I wouldnt worry about it the pollard castletown match will decide the semi final.On form Pollard potential Castletown but where is their pride?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1118 - 28/08/2022 13:47:55    2438898

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Replying To jobber:  "I wouldnt worry about it the pollard castletown match will decide the semi final.On form Pollard potential Castletown but where is their pride?"
Castletown have an abundance of skill and ability, always excellent stickmen but currently playing without any passion or spirit under the management that's there.
Pollard are growing in confidence and getting better every game, McCormack will cause endless problems for that Castletown defence. David Devine has been flying it for Pollard also, great young talent.

Dheen (Westmeath) - Posts: 465 - 28/08/2022 15:05:11    2438910

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Replying To James73:  "I could be wrong on the 15 points as it does seem drastic maybe someone better up in the world of score difference can confirm the correct difference."
I don't think scoring difference matters, it only separates teams one to three on the same number of points. as far as I know you can't be relegated or knocked out of championship on score difference. In senior B, if Plunketts beat the Wood, and Brownstown beat Brigids there will be a relegation play off, regardless of head to head and scoring difference. Raharney will beat Cullion, the best the Gaels can hope for is beating Clonkill, and CTG v Pollard ending up a draw, then you have a three way play-off for third spot, that'll be some crack for the fixtures committee, an extra 2 games before the semi-final, but football won't be a problem as Malachys, Finea and Ballycomoyle are all finished.

stonemadbeany (USA) - Posts: 461 - 29/08/2022 16:26:59    2439064

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The Intermediate hurling has two semi finals.Ringtown and Castletown are already through and Raharney should make it that leaves the last place between Clonkill,Southern Gaels and possibly Turin?.what happens if all three end up on 6 points?

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1118 - 30/08/2022 15:34:54    2439176

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Good old rule 6.21 as far as I know:
2 teams tied - head to head
3 teams tied - scoring difference
If score difference is the same then it goes to highest total score
If highest total score is the same then it's a play off

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1038 - 30/08/2022 15:51:15    2439178

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Replying To BigSur:  "Good old rule 6.21 as far as I know:
2 teams tied - head to head
3 teams tied - scoring difference
If score difference is the same then it goes to highest total score
If highest total score is the same then it's a play off"
Can a team be knocked out of the championship on scoring difference?

valley84 (Westmeath) - Posts: 1867 - 30/08/2022 21:20:38    2439206

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Replying To Dheen:  "Castletown have an abundance of skill and ability, always excellent stickmen but currently playing without any passion or spirit under the management that's there.
Pollard are growing in confidence and getting better every game, McCormack will cause endless problems for that Castletown defence. David Devine has been flying it for Pollard also, great young talent."
Castletown to beat Pollard by 10 points at the weekend

Leftpeg1 (Westmeath) - Posts: 81 - 31/08/2022 09:26:20    2439217

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Replying To valley84:  "Can a team be knocked out of the championship on scoring difference?"
Yes I believe so but cannot be relegated to a lower grade.
Didn't Moate miss out last year on scoring difference to Shamrocks and Caulry in Section B of the senior football.

BigSur (Westmeath) - Posts: 1038 - 31/08/2022 09:36:06    2439218

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