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2018 Joe McDonagh/Christy Ring/Nicky Rackard/Lory Meagher Cups

  • 29-04-2018 8:26pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Joe McDonagh Cup:

    Antrim
    Carlow
    Kerry
    Laois
    Meath
    Westmeath

    It hasn't been a vintage year for the Kerry hurlers, and on paper, only Meath look weaker than them in this group. As for the title, Carlow have been most consistent over the last two years, so start favourites.

    Christy Ring Cup:

    Group 1:

    Kildare
    Mayo
    Roscommon
    Wicklow

    Group 2:

    Armagh
    Derry
    Down
    London

    Hard to make a judgement here, but Kildare were competitive in 2A.

    Nicky Rackard Cup:

    Group 1:

    Longford
    Louth
    Monaghan
    Warwickshire

    Group 2:

    Donegal
    Leitrim
    Tyrone

    Warwickshire have had notable successes at the lower levels, and may edge out Louth to add to their silverware.

    Lory Meagher Cup:

    Cavan
    Fermanagh
    Lancashire
    Sligo

    Lancs had a 100% record in a similar 3A this spring, so could make it a double.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 126 ✭✭ Hurling Rankings


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    An early shock in the Joe McDonagh, as Westmeath claim the points in Portlaoise on a 2-21 to 1-21 scoreline. Antrim, predictably, hammer Meath 5-25 to 2-18.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    An early shock in the Joe McDonagh, as Westmeath claim the points in Portlaoise on a 2-21 to 1-21 scoreline. Antrim, predictably, hammer Meath 5-25 to 2-18.

    Doesn't bode well that my pools are already a crock. :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 402 ✭✭ toxicity234


    Well Done to Westmeath. a fine result for them.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Kerry were more competitive than even most in the county expected, but Carlow ultimately won by three, 0-21 to 0-18.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,503 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Looks like it's between Meath and Kerry for relagation

    Westmeath with a shock win over Laois and Carlow and Antrim winning too. Laois could be under pressure if they lose another game


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Full round-up:

    Joe McDonagh Cup:

    Antrim 2-16 0-19 Carlow

    Christy Ring Cup:

    Group 1:

    Wicklow 1-20 2-11 Mayo
    Kildare 4-26 1-10 Roscommon

    Group 2:

    Derry 1-18 1-20 London
    Down 6-21 0-11 Armagh

    Nicky Rackard Cup:

    Group 1:

    Louth 1-16 3-19 Warwickshire
    Monaghan 4-19 2-9 Longford

    Group 2:

    Tyrone 1-12 1-26 Donegal

    Antrim v Carlow sounded "lively" - one home player dismissed, and the Barrowsiders reduced to 12!


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,399 ✭✭✭ wirelessdude01


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    No Keith Higgins(footballers), no Sean Regan(injured) and Cathal Freeman only fit enough for the bench. Losing Zippy was bad enough but Mayo have a very small pick.


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  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 195 ✭✭ GAA Beo


    BBC have highlights up from Antrim. Nigel Elliott in super form and Carlow with 3 sent off. Antrim going well, chance of winning it?

    https://www.bbc.com/sport/gaelic-games/44096702


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 195 ✭✭ GAA Beo


    My uninformed Hurling outrights:

    Lory Meagher: Lancashire
    Nicky Rackard: Warwickshire
    Christy Ring: Kildare
    Joe McDonagh: Antrim


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,830 ✭✭✭ kala85


    Patww79 wrote: »

    Some score. If Henry or joe did that we would never hear the end of it


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ flatty


    Lancashire recruit from all over. They should win the lory comfortably.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 195 ✭✭ GAA Beo


    Patww79 wrote: »
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    I think there is some limit now but I imagine the English teams get around that. I seen the Monaghan manager complaining about it this week in the paper.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Posts: 195 ✭✭ GAA Beo


    flatty wrote: »
    Lancashire recruit from all over. They should win the lory comfortably.
    Not enough club sides playing in Fermanagh and Cavan, in fact barely any at all. Lancashire no doubt have some handy players over working/living there and were promoted in the league. Hurling really needs to be pushed more in weaker counties though. Not sure what can be done, although youth development seems to be picking up more now at least. Also it's worth mentioning Lancashire GAA isn't just the English county of Lancashire. It takes in all of Manchester and Liverpool so they have much more lads to pick from than it appears.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ flatty


    GAA Beo wrote: »
    Not enough club sides playing in Fermanagh and Cavan, in fact barely any at all. Lancashire no doubt have some handy players over working/living there and were promoted in the league. Hurling really needs to be pushed more in weaker counties though. Not sure what can be done, although youth development seems to be picking up more now at least. Also it's worth mentioning Lancashire GAA isn't just the English county of Lancashire. It takes in all of Manchester and Liverpool so they have much more lads to pick from than it appears.
    Yorkshire, Newcastle and further afield.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 8,724 ✭✭✭ nice_guy80


    GAA Beo wrote: »
    Not enough club sides playing in Fermanagh and Cavan, in fact barely any at all. Lancashire no doubt have some handy players over working/living there and were promoted in the league. Hurling really needs to be pushed more in weaker counties though. Not sure what can be done, although youth development seems to be picking up more now at least. Also it's worth mentioning Lancashire GAA isn't just the English county of Lancashire. It takes in all of Manchester and Liverpool so they have much more lads to pick from than it appears.

    Full time people needed on the ground
    Get the game into schools
    Train up volunteers
    Organise competitions
    Develop new clubs
    Run county development squads


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Surprisingly, Kerry had a 10-point win over Laois today, 3-20 to 0-19. Meath suffer a second hammering, Westmeath winning 4-24 to 2-17.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,708 ✭✭✭ An Ciarraioch


    Joe McDonagh table after two rounds:

    Antrim +19 4
    Westmeath +16 4
    Kerry +7 2
    Carlow 0 2
    Laois -13 0
    Meath -29 0

    Of course, if H2H applies, put Carlow above Kerry, so some poster might clarify that point.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7 ✭✭✭ Bananahands


    The Antrim red was questionable , no more than a yellow in my opinion. One of the Carlow reds harsh also but Coadys attack on McManus was savagery and deserves the book thrown at him.


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ flatty


    The Antrim red was questionable , no more than a yellow in my opinion. One of the Carlow reds harsh also but Coadys attack on McManus was savagery and deserves the book thrown at him.
    Sounds bad. Was there a lot of niggle?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,584 ✭✭✭ dirkmeister


    Where are the highlights available?

    The Sunday Game showed sweet f all.


  • Registered Users Posts: 986 ✭✭✭ flatty


    I heard he needed stitches in his nether regions alright. Sometimes the injury is worse than the intent, sometimes not,but that sounds pretty bad. It's a shame.


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