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  • Registered Users Posts: 336 ✭✭wazzer1


    Had similar down in Westmeath years ago playing in same comp. It comes with the territory when teams from Dublin travel down the country 😂😂😂


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,193 ✭✭✭✭Kerrydude1981


    Leinster in general was a bit of a war zone today. This was at the Crossabeg/Ballymurn v Man O War Leinster JFC game in Enniscorthy today.



    My personal favourite part was the Man O War waterboy in the hi-vis jacket flinging a water bottle only to instantly regret it.

    That was a sneaky one by the waterboy :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Cuala had tough game against Vinnies that was decided probably by a Con Callaghan goal. They play Kilmacud in the final. Bit depressing that the three best players on the day; Callaghan, Connolly and Mark Schutte are all on the county football panel :-(


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hammer Archer


    Curraha easily won the Meath IFC yesterday for the first time in their history, beating St. Michael's 1-17 to 1-7. Curraha have traditionally had their best players poached by surrounding clubs (like John McDermott who left to play for Skryne) so this will probably be the end of that practice.

    Large number of clubs around the southeast Meath area in senior next season (Curraha, Ashbourne, Ratoath, Skryne, Dunshaughlin, Dunboyne). Should lead to some tasty local derbies.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,254 ✭✭✭LeoB


    Ah where is the video gone????

    I would know a lot of the Man-O-War lads. They are a tiny club but a great club considering they are surrounded by big clubs. They would be hardy and rivals of ours but I would not say by any stretch are they noted for dirty play.

    As for the referees. Maybe he was not the biggest culprit? What I have found going to games at club level is there is some serious acting the mick going on. The level of gamesmanship is really sad to see. Lads getting other players sent off. Especially at Intermediate and junior level. If the rules were applied correctly in all games we would have a right mess on our hands every weekend.

    Hammer Archer I heard in work a lad was sent off in the wrong in the wrong in Meath between O'Mathuná and Na Fianna and missed the replay the following week. With umpires that is a serious mistake to make.

    Seen a few gems in Dublin this year also. There are some very good referees but a few lads got senior games this year and it was all about image.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Dublin final was great game. If we could distil all that into the county team we would be serious force.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    No, that was the final. Cuala 1 - 13 Crokes 0 - 13. Some serious belting!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,636 ✭✭✭feargale


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Dublin final was great game. If we could distil all that into the county team we would be serious force.

    If only you could stop Dublin football poaching your best hurlers!


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    feargale wrote: »
    If only you could stop Dublin football poaching your best hurlers!



    Indeed! that battle has been lost unfortunately. Callaghan, O'Carroll, Mark Shutte were among the best players today and all chose football.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,636 ✭✭✭feargale


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    Indeed! that battle has been lost unfortunately. Callaghan, O'Carroll, Mark Shutte were among the best players today and all chose football.

    That story didn't begin today or yesterday, Hanahoe, Keaveney and the Holdens in the seventies. Heffo himself was a good hurler in the fifties, but in an age of more tolerance of duality as far as I know his hurling career wasn't adversely affected.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


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    I wouldn't be as critical of Cunningham as others. There was a lot of stuff that went on but he put out teams of young fellas basically, some of them still minors and they did their best. Gilroy is going to have to deal with a lot of stuff!

    Feargale, you are correct. In 1961 after losing the final to Tipp Heffernan told players that they had to choose one or other. Footballers won AI two years later. Hurlers lost a whole pile of talented players. I think Des Foley was only player that continued to play both at county but I may be mistaken. Not sure about Lar.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


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    Mikey Carton was one the players who fell out with him. Mikey in my opinion was one of the greatest players to hurl for Dublin but you cant keep playing for ever,

    Main problem was that Cunningham is totally different personality to Daly. Players adored him and he was their friend. Cunningham is more distant and a lot of them couldn't handle that. Last year was bad but I give him the credit for introducing new players when he must have known his number was up.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,150 ✭✭✭✭LuckyGent88


    Kilkenny final is an absolute belter.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,722 ✭✭✭nice_guy80


    just wait till the celebrations after!


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,513 ✭✭✭theoneeyedman


    God only knows what will happen if/when DICKS-boro win *childish snigger*.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    Great game. I fear for our chaps next week. Lets hope Dicksboro have their testerone depleted by weird Kilkenny stuff


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hammer Archer


    Simonstown retained the Keegan cup in Meath beating Summerhill 2-9 to 7 points in a really poor game.
    Such a pity that Meath can't call on the services of Shane O'Rourke or Conor Nash (or even Conor Gillespie for Summerhill) any more.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,327 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    Starlights won their tenth ever Wexford senior football title with a hugely impressive 0-17 to 1-8 victory over pre-game favourites and recently-crowned senior hurling champions St.Martin's.

    I have been a keen observer of the local champions for years now, and having seen both side's in action this year, I just felt that St.Martin's defence were inclined to be exposed. Starlights' clearly had their homework done in this regard as they attacked in droves from the very first whistle. Martin's were put under huge pressure as a result, and only for a Ciaran Lyng goal midway through the half, Starlights' may well have been out of sight by the break. Their conversion rate was exemplary as they hit only three wides over the hour- the losers' reached something around fifteen in that bracket.

    Starlights' manager Joe Hagan (a Monaghan native currently teaching in Waterford) has gained the plaudits for his shrewd approach all year and is a fantastic coach by all accounts. Seemingly works on the basics in training and garnered upmost respect from the entire panel. The proof of that togetherness is in the pudding, and full kudos must go to everyone involved. Genuinely one of the most impressive championship-winning runs I have seen in the county, as they dispatched of the top two in the market (St.Martin's and Castletown) in the final and semi-final respectively, and also comfortably beat a St.James' team that won the title only two years ago.


  • Registered Users Posts: 145 ✭✭GeordieRebel


    Do we have any idea yet what TG4 are showing this Sunday?


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,407 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    Do we have any idea yet what TG4 are showing this Sunday?

    Sunday November 5th:
    Leinster Hurling Quarter-Final – Cuala (Dublin) v Dicksboro (Kilkenny) @ 2.00pm (Live)
    Munster Hurling Semi-Final – Ballygunner (Waterford) v Sixmilebridge (Clare) @ 3.35pm (Deferred)


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,646 ✭✭✭washman3


    Sunday November 5th:
    Leinster Hurling Quarter-Final – Cuala (Dublin) v Dicksboro (Kilkenny) @ 2.00pm (Live)
    Munster Hurling Semi-Final – Ballygunner (Waterford) v Sixmilebridge (Clare) @ 3.35pm (Deferred)

    Are Cuala and Ballygunner playing at home so.?
    And does that mean their own pitch or an approved pitch, ie Cuala will play in Parnell Park.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,407 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    washman3 wrote: »
    Are Cuala and Ballygunner playing at home so.?
    And does that mean their own pitch or an approved pitch, ie Cuala will play in Parnell Park.

    Cuala-Dicksboro match is on in Parnell Park. Not sure about other match

    Edit: Ballygunner match is on in Walsh Park


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,646 ✭✭✭washman3


    Cuala-Dicksboro match is on in Parnell Park. Not sure about other match

    Edit: Ballygunner match is on in Walsh Park

    Thanks for that.
    BTW, Na Piarsigh (Limerick) play Blackrock (Cork) at Limerick's Gaelic Grounds in the other semi-final, also this Sunday.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 6,299 ✭✭✭djPSB


    Anyone give Starlights a chance against Simonstown?

    Won the Wexford final comprehensively.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,411 Mod ✭✭✭✭Hammer Archer


    djPSB wrote: »
    Anyone give Starlights a chance against Simonstown?

    Won the Wexford final comprehensively.
    Know nothing about the Wexford SFC, but I can't see it even just going by last year's Wexford champions' sojourn into Leinster. The champions were beaten by 33 by Rhode. Simonstown were slightly unlucky to lose to Rhode in the next round. Given that last year was Simonstown's first Meath championship, I'd hope that they'll be putting more effort into the Leinster championship.


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