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Senior hurling championship

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Nothing happening on the hurling front on here.
So are Gabriel's nailed on to win the championship? What happening with the intermediate? heard that there might not even be a final played.

I reckon Treacy's will win on Sunday. should be a good game at least.

And whats the situation with the relegation playoffs?

therubes (Cork) - Posts: 95 - 09/10/2013 16:53:24    1498598


St.Gabriel's already have the ribbons on the cup!

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 18/10/2013 21:21:31    1503056


Maybe so nut that wont stop the Pearses giving a hard game out there

d_hurler (Dublin) - Posts: 77 - 31/10/2013 11:30:06    1507688


d_hurler Gabriel's beat them three times by 15+ points. The only chance Pearse's have is if it lashes out of the heavens for the next three days and conditions are heavy. That might make a game of it, otherwise the pick of London wouldn't beat the Gabriel's. A good day of hurling mind, what about Murphy's v Mitchell's? Thoughts?

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 31/10/2013 18:20:45    1507902


Up the pearses!!

hawkeye82 (Kerry) - Posts: 202 - 01/11/2013 08:27:11    1507989


Would love to see an upset, can't see it. Gabriel's by 10

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 01/11/2013 18:30:35    1508240


Poor standard of a county final, very disappointed with it after paying a tenners entry. Gabriel's will have to be quicker out of the blocks in club championship otherwise a better forward line than the Pearses would have them beat by half-time. Worthy champions though.
So Emmetts and Fulham in the relegation decider, will Fulham field?
Controversial statement, see what you think. From what I witnessed last weekend I believe there isn't much between the standard of Pearse's, the rest of the senior teams and Murphy's (I believe Murphy's didn't fulfill potential on Sunday)... It will make an interesting senior championship next year, I feel, until they meet Gabriel's, that is.

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 05/11/2013 21:58:49    1509710


Fulham will field, don't you worry about that deadwood

therubes (Cork) - Posts: 95 - 08/11/2013 09:35:07    1510697


Watched the County final last week in Ruislip....No wonder London cant get a manager..There was only one team with decent hurlers and that was the Gabriels...The other teams best hurlers were all in for the weekend...A complete joke of a Club behaving in this manner and the County board knowing all about it...This is one of the main reasons a lot of people do not want to hurl in London..

Bigdong (UK) - Posts: 66 - 11/11/2013 17:23:24    1512191


I'd agree on the issue of "weekend players" but some teams have been at it for years. The player ID system here isn't implemented by the county board which is a farce. Until someone is caught and disciplined with heavy bans/fines things will never change but I wouldn't say that that is the main reason that lads don't want to hurl over here. This year i think most clubs bar the Gabriel's found it hard to recruit and keep players on board. Training locations for clubs and facilities that they use are the biggest issues keeping lads from playing hurling over here. I know some lads that signed for west London clubs when they were living down south/east and didn't realize the traveling time involved to play/train with that team and just didn't bother playing from there after.

therubes (Cork) - Posts: 95 - 12/11/2013 11:13:09    1512451


St. Gabriel's surely didn't have any problem recruiting players but when they are offered the earth (and you all know what I am talking about) to join a club how can the rest of London compete with that? At senior they were outstanding and you have to hand it to them, they've the best team by a country mile and the squad of players they have in both codes was fantastic. The irony of all this has to be that Gabriel's were the only club caught playing an illegal players, swapping them between intermediate and senior. This needs to be marshalled better by the county board. If rumours are correct, I heard last Sunday the Gabriel's will get their double county final as their B side have got back into the intermediate final to face Murphy's. If that is correct, does this open the door for all the second teams in the intermediate championship next year to swap players between the grades? That would appear to be the message sent out, wouldn't it?

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 12/11/2013 15:38:45    1512664


Emmetts vs Fulham will be tasty. I think everyone expects Emmett's to win but I am going to go for a Fulham win by 5.

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 12/11/2013 15:45:44    1512672


I was completely wrong and I hold my hands up. Fair play to Emmett's. Murphy's beat McCurtains. Anyone at these games, any good? Anything to report of interest?

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 20/11/2013 19:05:25    1515862


i was in the middle for murphys v mccurtains, in summary the murphys took their chances and have their keeper to thank for a string of match winning saves, mccurtains missed a penalty, had they taken their chances it could have been a different story, a decent enjoyable match

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 21/11/2013 09:01:27    1515968


Was talking to one of the Murphy's lads today and he said they were lucky enough to win it because half their lads were out until 6am the morning before. That's some carry on! I suppose fair play to them but that reflects poorly on McCurtains. UniGAA who were the outstanding players for both sides? Will Murphy's cope at senior. Exclude Gabriel's will they be able to compete with the rest?

Emmett's must have got the shock of their lives this year. Will this shock them into resurgence for next year. We need a more competitive senior championship next year that's for sure.

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 21/11/2013 20:09:57    1516309


@deadwood i wouldnt know too many of the mccurtains lads but midfield was a good battle,they didnt give hogan their centre forward enough ball, murphys strong in goals, full back and half back and midfield, holohan grabbing some decent scores

as for murphys in senior, no disrespect to the lads there already but they will need 3 or 4 new faces to survive up there even if they can get their best 15 out every week

UniGaa (National) - Posts: 694 - 22/11/2013 09:42:02    1516412


Deadwood, this is London its not like playing back home, lads have a completely different attitude to the games here. Their isn't the same commitment as their is playing for your home club. Also this is just a Cup competition so most lads don't take it as seriously as championship or even a league. I'd say for most games in London bar championship you will find plenty of lads playing that have been out on the sauce the night before.
Game it self was scrappy possession was about 50/50, McCurtains were guilty of some poor frees, missed penalty and Murphys keeper had a blinder, Murphys on the other hand were much more clinically in there point taking. Junior hurling in Nov was never going to be a classic.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 2013 - 22/11/2013 09:50:22    1516417


The County team is back training tonight. I wonder what numbers we'll get? 28-man panel asked. In my opinion we should have had 30-35 even 40 man panel training throughout the first few weeks. We are already behind in our preparations, with bigger numbers the competition would be fierce and the drive to make the final panel would have the eventual 28 men stronger and fitter. Not only that, with those numbers a high intensity game could be played each week to sort out positions and get everyone sharp. The 28-man panel training largely know who is going to be starting, getting on as subs and who will get the occasional run. Last year's championship will tell you that.

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 07/01/2014 15:56:22    1528599


Any ideas the breakdown of the panel? Is it all Gabriels and Kilburn?

adama (UK) - Posts: 37 - 07/01/2014 16:46:51    1528634


Yeah, mainly Gabriel's. Few missing last night. Good numbers 25/26 training. Fair good session.

Deadwood (Limerick) - Posts: 55 - 08/01/2014 20:39:00    1529246