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How are these clubs doing now?

  • 20-09-2022 11:10am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,640 ✭✭✭

    Some were previous superpowers.

    John Mitchell's Kerry .

    Walsh Island Offaly.

    Buffers Alley Wexford.

    St Galls Antrim

    Tuam Allstars Galway

    Atherny Galway.

    South liberties Limerick

    Lavey Derry


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,196 ✭✭✭Redsoxfan

    St Galls and Lavey are still Senior clubs anyway.

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,265 ✭✭✭MfMan

    Tuam Stars (I guess you mean) are a solid outfit but not currently in the top rank of Senior clubs in Galway (well beaten by Moycullen in a group match last week). Once the super power of Galway football, they haven't been Senior champs since 1994, an incredible interval given their pedigree, and are in some danger of being supplanted by Corofin as most prolific winners. Really should have beaten Corofin in the 2019 final, (and would have if their keeper didn't insist on directing a number of kickouts to an outclassed midfield in the closing minutes of the drawn match). Worryingly for them, they're not doing a lot at underage; equally worrying, there's talk of once-mighty St. Jarlaths soon going co-ed. Who'd have thunk it?

    Unlike Tuam, Athenry were never a hurling superpower in the county, winning their first title in 1987. Had a great decade and a half thereafter; had a cohort of very good players together, culminating in 3 AI club titles. (Eugene Cloonan's display in the '97 final v. Wolfe Tones when he gave a lesson to Brian Lohan and also in the 2000 (?) county final v. Sarsfields are standout memories). No county title since 2004; safely Senior but not making great strides forward in quite a few seasons now.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,640 ✭✭✭thesultan

    The same could be said of St josephs boora Barefield

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,923 ✭✭✭keeponhurling

    South Liberties into the quarterfinals of the Limerick SHC

  • Registered Users Posts: 20,794 ✭✭✭✭PARlance

    Ballina Stephenites might fit into it from a Mayo perspective. All Ireland Club in 2004/5 but haven't won County since 2007.

    They've the most county titles in Mayo and would very rarely go a decade without winning one.

    They'll be there or there about this year though.

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    Yet, one segment of the industry that appears to be thriving is country clubs. Unlike other businesses in the hospitality industry

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,685 ✭✭✭✭castletownman

    Buffers Alley last won senior in 1992, and have yo-yo'd between senior and intermediate over the last decade or so. I remember the crowds at their first relegation play-off- the county was in shock.

    That 1992 win was their twelfth county title after winning their first in 1968- the legendary Tony Doran was a part of every winning team, along with Fr.Martin Casey and Henry Butler (I think).

    When they won in 1992, their fiercest rivals Oulart the Ballagh hadn't yet made a breakthrough in senior- they have since overtaken the Alley with thirteen titles between 1994 and 2016. At least the Alley won more than one Leinster in their golden period though, along with the AI in 89.

    Ironically, Oulart dropped to intermediate last year but got promoted at the first attempt. The Alley look to be re-building, with a cohort of decent chaps in the 18-20 bracket coming through together. And Tony is as hardy as ever, never misses a game and is revered by grown men at them!

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,640 ✭✭✭thesultan

    Possibly the best man ever under a high ball..