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#8619

Limerick SFC result

Monaleen 1-9 St Senans 0-7


#8620

Ah lads. This will be proven to be classic


#8621

When is the final on?


#8622

Going by reports senans missed glorious goal chances late on.

I was at Pats v Kierans. Poor fare but kierans were good value for the win.


#8623

Did Hegarty play?


#8624

Ya, was very average


#8625

9th of May apparently.


#8626

It’s a real pity if Casey is out. I’d love to see him tried at 11 and that would really work v cork in the following weeks game. He’d find a rack of space against them. Team in training at the moment is Quaid, Hickey, English, Finn, Morrissey, Hannon, Brynes, Lynch, Browne, Tom M, K. Hayes, G. Hegarty, A. Gillane, S. Flanagan and B. Murphy. Realistically we’ve only Dowling on the subs that can hit subs which isn’t ideal. If gillane were to get injured it would mean a lot of reshuffling.


#8627

I think Gillane is a doubt to play against Adare this weekend he’s still carrying a niggling ankle injury.


#8628

Hurling Championship begins next weekend, who do we fancy in the various divisions?

Senior A
Saturday 21 April
Ballybrown vs Kilmallock
Adare vs Patrickswell

Sunday 22 April
Doon vs Na Piarsaigh

Saturday 28 April
Na Piarsaigh vs Ballybrown

Sunday 29 April
Patrickswell vs Doon
Kilmallock vs Adare

I’m not sure what these clubs make of the new format, but from a neutral point-of-view; it will certainly make for entertaining games. Any of those teams are capable of beating each other on any given day, and only 4 can get through. I would see last year’s semi-finalists as being slightly ahead of Adare & Ballybrown but Adare beat Na Piarsaigh last year, Ballybrown brought the Well to a replay.

Those first two games will be big for Na Piarsaigh- short turnaround from the All-Ireland final, new management, no Peter Casey and against a Doon side who will feel they didn’t take their chance in last year’s semi. I think Na Piarsaigh will be real contenders again if they can get over the first two games intact. Otherwise, Kilmallock should be stronger this year. As for who will drop to the lower tier (I’m not so sure it’s such a terrible punishment)), I really don’t know.

Senior B
Friday 20 April
Monaleen vs Knockainey

Saturday 21 April
Ahane vs Cappamore

Sunday 22 April
South Liberties vs Murroe/Boher

Saturday 28 April
Cappamore vs Monaleen

Sunday 29 April
Murroe/Boher vs Ahane
Knockainey vs South Liberties

From what I’ve seen of these teams, I’d be surprised if Ahane and Murroe/Boher don’t make the quarter-finals. Ahane were only pipped on scoring difference last year, and I know Murroe/Boher were at a lower level last year but they’ve got some excellent young players as well as experienced older heads and I’d see them as being better than the rest. The likes of Knockainey and Cappamore will fight like dogs to stay up, as always. It’ll be very tight at the bottom again, it’s likely to come down to scoring difference. Wouldn’t be surprised if South Liberties were the team.

Premier Intermediate
Saturday 21 April
Kildimo/Pallaskenry vs Bruff

Sunday 22 April
Blackrock vs Feohanagh
Pallasgreen vs Mungret
Bruree vs Garryspillane

Friday 27 April
Mungret vs Bruree

Saturday 28 April
Feohanagh vs Pallasgreen
Garryspillane vs Kildimo/Pallaskenry

Sunday 29 April
Bruff vs Blackrock

I’m going to avoid making predictions here for reasons of bias but I will say that it should be very close again. No one has ever gone unbeaten in this competition and Effin last year were actually the first team to lose all their games. Usually, 6 of the teams are in with a chance of the semi-finals going into the last round. Garryspillane made the final last year, and have added some really good younger players too but the rest are all in contention too. And that means the relegation fight is also going to be vicious; if you get off to a bad start, it can really affect confidence, etc.

Intermediate Hurling Championship
Group 1
Friday 20 April
Hospital/Herbertstown vs Dromin/Athlacca

Saturday 21 April
Knockaderry vs Croom
Drom/Broadford vs St. Patrick’s

Friday 27 April
Croom vs Hospital/Herbertstown
Dromin/Athlacca vs Drom/Broadford

Saturday 28 April
St. Patrick’s vs Knockaderry

Definitely the weaker of the two groups; Dromin/Athlacca should be winning this group pretty handily. Croom had a bit of a revival at the end of last year and were unlucky not to make a quarter-final. They’re an old team but I think they should hvave what it takes to make the quarters (not sure if Allis is back). Tough to call the last spot, wouldn’t write off St. Pat’s. That first game against Drom will be massive, but I think they’ll have a bit of momentum. Hospital/Herbertstown would look to me to be the weakest in the division.

Group 2
Friday 20 April
Glenroe vs Claughaun/Old Christians

Saturday 21 April
Newcastlewest vs Granagh/Ballingarry

Sunday 22 April
Na Piarsaigh vs Effin

Saturday 28 April
Claughaun/Old Christians vs Newcastlewest
Effin vs Glenroe

Sunday 29 April
Granagh/Ballingarry vs Na Piarsaigh

I would see Glenroe, Effin & G/B as the top three and should all make the semi-final with Dromin/Athlacca. As for actually going up; not much between those teams. If Dromin/Athlacca can sort their defence, I think they have more firepower than the others. The other 3 will be in a fight to go down. This group is a lot stronger imo; 4 of these teams made the knockout stages last year, and 1 was relegated from Premier Intermediate. The other team is Claughaun/Old Christians but they’re a coming team and I wouldn’t be surprised if Na Piarsaigh ended up coming bottom. It would depend on what players are utilised at what stages. I would expect any team here to beat the bottom side in the other group though.


#8629

If nap lose there first two games are they out?


#8630

That won’t happen


#8631

No, 6 points would get you through.

It’s hard to be certain what the cut-off will be. Usually these groups are very lop-sided so there’s teams with 10 & 8 points and then teams with 0/1/2. You’d imagine these ones will be a bit closer but 4 points could be enough.

If they won 3 games, they would certainly go through. But if they lost 2, and still had to play Patrickswell & Kilmallock in what would probably be must-win games for those sides too, it’s a tough ask.


#8632

Do you mind me asking mr Crumbled why do you go from left to right across the lines when naming your team rather than the traditional right to left? eg Hickey (4) before Finn (2), Morrissey (7) before Byrnes (5), Morrissey (12) before Hegarty (10)


#8633

I don’t Pay much attention to detail.


#8634

Cool


#8635

NCW won’t be bad at all this year and I’d tip them to come out of the group. You’d never know after that. Paul O’Grady is in his second year coaching them and they won the County U21 A Championship the weekend. A little bit of a revival getting going there, they’ve finally decided to get on with things without the footballers and are working with very few dual players, only a small crossover. Young side too, they’d be my dark horses in the intermediate grade.


#8636

It’s a very very weak division Now.


#8637

Dromin/Athlacca should be far and away the strongest side in Intermediate.

There’s little or nothing between the better junior A sides and intermediate but there seems to be big gaps between each of the grades after that including the new senior A and B setup


#8638

Tbf to athlaca there decent but so many of their players must be around the 30 mark. They haven’t brought much through in recent years. The intermediate championship is impossible to get relegated out of it. It’s a grave yard for clubs. Doon, well, nap, killlmallock, Ballybrown And adare have kicked on. I doubt south liberties or the likes of ahane would walk away with the premier intermediate. I fancy the well to the win the county, bouncers/kildimo In the premier, Glenroe in the intermediate and no idea about junior a.