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2023 WEXFORD FOOTBALL C SHIP

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Shels by 6

Best team in the county over the last 3 seasons, obviously had an off day last year in the final perhaps with an eye on Leinster the following week. In general, they have been head and shoulders above everyone over that time period and complacency probably cost them a shot at 3 in a row this Sunday. Expect Shels to start hard and fast and then play keep ball for much of the game which may expose the Castletown tactics of 13 behind the ball and counter attack. Not sure Castletown have beaten much to date in 2023 whereas Shels beat a quality Kilanerin side last week.

Cushinstown by 2

Not necessarily sure they have the better players but something is telling me that R/C can get over the line in this one. Impressive semi final win and a battle hardened squad who have been on the road a number of years. Gorey a relatively new squad and the format obviously helps them with the football side of things, they have the quality but the appetite of the opposition might just shade it.

ontheball247 (UK) - Posts: 15 - 13/10/2023 10:47:27    2508128

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Shels by 2
Gorey by 3
Rosslare by 5
Sars by 4
Castletown by 3

lefty (Wexford) - Posts: 184 - 13/10/2023 11:06:34    2508132

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Senior final is so hard to call, Shels will be highly motivated after last year when Castletown tactically did a number on them and I think they might edge it by a point or 2. Intermediate final is hard to judge I think Gorey have the higher ceiling but Cushinstown are a seriously dogged team with arguably the best player the grade in Eoin Porter, I'll go Gorey by 3, Intermediate A I think Rosslare will have to much firepower for Kilmore.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 14/10/2023 00:02:11    2508291

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gorey are a fine team they will win a senior before long

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2795 - 14/10/2023 21:41:01    2508376

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Well done Shels, showed amazing bottle, and calmness, after a disastrous start.

Yellaman (Wexford) - Posts: 78 - 15/10/2023 17:33:36    2508478

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Great win by shels ! Who do they face in Leinster ?

BacksAndForwards (Wexford) - Posts: 34 - 15/10/2023 17:58:18    2508486

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Replying To Yellaman:  "Well done Shels, showed amazing bottle, and calmness, after a disastrous start."
Not sure I would call it 'amazing bottle and calmness' !!!

WX2017 (Wexford) - Posts: 12 - 15/10/2023 17:58:52    2508487

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Replying To Yellaman:  "Well done Shels, showed amazing bottle, and calmness, after a disastrous start."
They were worthy winners overall, definitely showed greater composure towards the end, but some of their antics were deplorable. One fella with a closed fist punched tackle that put his opponent in an ambulance, another fella fouling more times than Rodri without picking up a yellow card, and a third deliberately impeding and subsequently lying on the goalie over a kick-out at the end. Referee lost control.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1404 - 15/10/2023 18:03:43    2508491

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A great win today for the Shels after the disaster of a start. They remained calm and the black card for Castletown allowed them to come into the game just before half time. I think Castletown will be kicking themselves over some missed chances, Brosnan in particular kicked a couple of wides that he'd usually never miss. Castletown dominated mid field for the opening 20 minutes, when the Shels got a grip on this, this was the where the game changed. I thought Eoghan Nolan was brilliant, he really stood when their backs were to the wall and brought them back into the game.

The intermediate yesterday was very one sided, I've seen Gorey afew times this year and they got better week on week but yesterday they really peaked. They have some excellent footballers and have loads of speed across all areas of the pitch. The officials will be glad it was a one sided affair, if this came down to one or two point game it would of highlighted a particularly poor decision in the first half for Goreys first goal.

JT22 (Wexford) - Posts: 31 - 15/10/2023 18:06:53    2508492

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Replying To beano:  "They were worthy winners overall, definitely showed greater composure towards the end, but some of their antics were deplorable. One fella with a closed fist punched tackle that put his opponent in an ambulance, another fella fouling more times than Rodri without picking up a yellow card, and a third deliberately impeding and subsequently lying on the goalie over a kick-out at the end. Referee lost control."
Oh, so it was all Shels fault ??
After giving Castletown a 5 point start, AND playing with numerical disadvantage, they did what was required to win.

Yellaman (Wexford) - Posts: 78 - 15/10/2023 18:20:27    2508497

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Replying To beano:  "They were worthy winners overall, definitely showed greater composure towards the end, but some of their antics were deplorable. One fella with a closed fist punched tackle that put his opponent in an ambulance, another fella fouling more times than Rodri without picking up a yellow card, and a third deliberately impeding and subsequently lying on the goalie over a kick-out at the end. Referee lost control."
Pots and Kettles, Shels antics are poor at times but ye aren't shy when it comes to the dark arts either, 6 points and a man up on 22 mins and no wind being a factor you can't really be looking elsewhere for excuses.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 15/10/2023 18:37:15    2508503

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Replying To BacksAndForwards:  "Great win by shels ! Who do they face in Leinster ?"
St Lomans in Mullingar next Sunday.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 15/10/2023 18:37:55    2508504

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Replying To beano:  "They were worthy winners overall, definitely showed greater composure towards the end, but some of their antics were deplorable. One fella with a closed fist punched tackle that put his opponent in an ambulance, another fella fouling more times than Rodri without picking up a yellow card, and a third deliberately impeding and subsequently lying on the goalie over a kick-out at the end. Referee lost control."
Oh, so it was all Shels fault ??
After giving Castletown a 5 point start, AND playing with numerical disadvantage, they did what was required to win.

Yellaman (Wexford) - Posts: 78 - 15/10/2023 18:38:11    2508505

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nice crowd at the final yesterday but i expected more

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2795 - 16/10/2023 10:58:26    2508585

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Two junior finals are fixed for New Ross on Saturday. With all the rain forecasted for the week, that pitch will be under pressure I would say

btwex90 (Wexford) - Posts: 11 - 16/10/2023 11:00:22    2508586

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Team of the senior championship from what I seen.

Darragh Brooks
Graham Staples
Danny Gardiner
Ross Banville
Simon Donohoe
Gavin Sheehan
Conor Carty
Niall Hughes
Sean Keane Carroll
Jack Higgins
Graham Cullen
Eoghan Nolan
Cian Hughes
Ben Brosnan
Conor Kinsella

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 16/10/2023 11:09:06    2508588

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Pots and Kettles, Shels antics are poor at times but ye aren't shy when it comes to the dark arts either, 6 points and a man up on 22 mins and no wind being a factor you can't really be looking elsewhere for excuses."
Shels carry on never good but then Castletown's main forward only there for medals...... some might say karma

grassroots01 (Wexford) - Posts: 162 - 16/10/2023 11:24:16    2508595

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Replying To btwex90:  "Two junior finals are fixed for New Ross on Saturday. With all the rain forecasted for the week, that pitch will be under pressure I would say"
In fairness after the fiasco of the final group games in Senior their has been plenty of flexibility shown around fixtures so I'm sure contingency plans are already in place if that is the case.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1503 - 16/10/2023 11:36:25    2508603

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Pots and Kettles, Shels antics are poor at times but ye aren't shy when it comes to the dark arts either, 6 points and a man up on 22 mins and no wind being a factor you can't really be looking elsewhere for excuses."
Seems as if the mods didn't like my first reply as I referenced an approach to the referee after the game. No team is innocent when it comes to having to win and losing teams and supporters will always see the game through very different lenses.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1770 - 16/10/2023 13:34:12    2508633

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Team of the senior championship from what I seen.

Darragh Brooks
Graham Staples
Danny Gardiner
Ross Banville
Simon Donohoe
Gavin Sheehan
Conor Carty
Niall Hughes
Sean Keane Carroll
Jack Higgins
Graham Cullen
Eoghan Nolan
Cian Hughes
Ben Brosnan
Conor Kinsella"
Seems about right, went to only a few senior games so I can't make a descent stab at it, anyone pick the intermediate team of year,

Lockerroomboy (Wexford) - Posts: 425 - 16/10/2023 13:35:47    2508635

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