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All Ireland Club Semi Finals.

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "With heavy rain and very high wins expected, the Gaa should announce in ADVANCE that the seating in the Lower Hogan and Cusack is full come first served. Otherwise supporters will get soaked if they are expected to sit in their allocated seats. This will stop rows and people saying "you are sitting in my seat". Easy to accommodate this will a smaller attendance than normal."
Those sort of things work themselves out. Few people will sit through both games anyway.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 20/01/2024 11:20:41    2521090

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "The way I see it is that if Kilmacud had got over Glen then the pundits would be talking about a 10/12 point beating for St Brigids…. Glen are a very good side and targeted winning this title from the moment the whistle sounded in last year's Final… Brigids were very good in their semi final win but this is a big step up as regards quality of opposition… Their best chance might be with Glen thinking by beating Crokes that the heavy lifting had been done but I think Glen will be too strong… Hopefully the weather doesn't spoil what should be a great game…it played a huge part in last week's Junior Final being so good..!"
10/12 point beating based on what? I for one always fancied Glen to beat Kilmacud with the match in Ulster, only fine margins separated the two in 2023 and Crokes was without some important players this year.

The last match for Glen against Connacht champion was in the semi final v Moycullen last year and it was a 2 point win for Glen and I believe Brigids are a better team than Moycullen.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3435 - 20/01/2024 14:56:34    2521130

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "10/12 point beating based on what? I for one always fancied Glen to beat Kilmacud with the match in Ulster, only fine margins separated the two in 2023 and Crokes was without some important players this year.

The last match for Glen against Connacht champion was in the semi final v Moycullen last year and it was a 2 point win for Glen and I believe Brigids are a better team than Moycullen."
We will see tomorrow

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 2272 - 20/01/2024 16:21:08    2521143

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "We will see tomorrow"
Tomorrow anything is possible especially in the weather. The debate is about now and why Brigids are the odds they are and so many pundits are predicting 6 plus point win for Glen. Would for example Corofin get the same treatment in the build up.

You didn't tell me what Kilmacud Crokes tipped to win by 10/12 points would be based on?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3435 - 20/01/2024 19:47:09    2521183

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If forecast is to be believed, there will be torrential rain and 50mph winds late afternoon. Croke Park partially protected but not ideal conditions!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 21/01/2024 08:17:19    2521231

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Very little talk on here. Of the previews I'd read from pundits/journalist is they can't see past Glen from winning a few are going for 5 to 6 plus point win. Not sure about when you consider it was fine margin victories all through Ulster and against Kilmacud for Glen. Brigids would likely have to perform poorly to lose by that margin and coming into this game they have beat the best in Cork and Galway by 4,5 points so probably deserve a bit more credit."
Brigids certainly deserve more credit and you normally get that by beating Corofin but Brigids are unlikely to care. In 2013 Ballymun was strong favourites to win the final and yet Brigids won by giving the Dubs a 8 point head start.

Saying all that I think the poor weather conditions will likely suit a more physical Glen outfit.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 173 - 21/01/2024 11:14:24    2521249

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I don't think it is as bad as even it is supposed to be at the minute, and I could walk to Croke Park in less than an hour.

So hopefully, will be okay. Too late to call off now anyway i would imagine. People already here or in transit.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 21/01/2024 12:03:53    2521257

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That match today proved the odds and the way pundits was predicting 6 plus point win for Glen was totally disrespectful to Brigids.

Brigids had the winning of that game a hard defeat to take on the chin but congrats to Glen they had their own heartbreak last year and takes a fine team to return the following year to win it.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3435 - 21/01/2024 18:55:38    2521386

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