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Who will lift the Sean Robbins cup this year?

Rynaghs
13
38%
Belmont
1
3%
Lusmagh
0
No votes
K/K
10
29%
Clareen
4
12%
Shinrone
0
No votes
Birr
2
6%
Clodiagh Gaels
0
No votes
Coolderry
2
6%
Shamrocks
0
No votes
Kinnitty
1
3%
Tullamore
1
3%
 
Total votes : 34

Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Lone Shark » Fri Aug 11, 2017 12:14 pm

SearingDrive wrote:Could the Tullamore v Clareen game be fixed for Kinnitty or Kilcormac rather than Clara, which is nearer Tullamore than Clareen.


Due to the fact that all the senior clubs are in action themselves, they had to play the games at the home venues for intermediate/junior clubs - and there are a limited amount of those. It wouldn't be fair to ask people from Kilcormac or Kinnitty to steward at one game while their own club is playing elsewhere.

Secondly, you won't always have neutral venues that are equidistant from the two participating sides. You'll often have games played at grounds that are closer to one side than the other, that's just the way things work out. Last time out Clareen had the advantage of playing five minutes down the road in Coolderry, while their opponents (Rynaghs) had a much longer trip. In round three, Rynaghs had the advantage of playing Tullamore in a neighbouring club ground (Moystown) while Tullamore had the longer journey - swings and roundabouts.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:34 pm

But you didn't say that, did you?
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Plain of the Herbs wrote:I'd say the hurling communities of Birr, Coolderry, Kinnitty, Shinrone, Clareen, Belmont all want to see a Rynaghs v KIlcormac county final, right enough. Training has been pared back and they are already looking towards next year lest they ruin everything and get in the way of some peoples' 'dream final'.
sam88885a wrote:St Rynagh look like clear favorites at this stage but i wonder are KK a team in decline or a team holding back till the meet St Rynagh in the semi final or final .
I think that most people want to see a St Rynagh KK final .
St Rynagh beat KK in 2015 and 2016 semi final and KK beat them in the 2012 and 2014 finals so the rivalry is huge and as a Rynaghs man told me the dream is to put titles back to back and beat KK in the final .


Poth i meant to say most neutral people would like to see St Rynagh V KK play in the knockout stages again there should be a bit to it.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:35 pm

Beat me to it, Sharko. GRMA!
Lone Shark wrote:
SearingDrive wrote:Could the Tullamore v Clareen game be fixed for Kinnitty or Kilcormac rather than Clara, which is nearer Tullamore than Clareen.


Due to the fact that all the senior clubs are in action themselves, they had to play the games at the home venues for intermediate/junior clubs - and there are a limited amount of those. It wouldn't be fair to ask people from Kilcormac or Kinnitty to steward at one game while their own club is playing elsewhere.

Secondly, you won't always have neutral venues that are equidistant from the two participating sides. You'll often have games played at grounds that are closer to one side than the other, that's just the way things work out. Last time out Clareen had the advantage of playing five minutes down the road in Coolderry, while their opponents (Rynaghs) had a much longer trip. In round three, Rynaghs had the advantage of playing Tullamore in a neighbouring club ground (Moystown) while Tullamore had the longer journey - swings and roundabouts.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby greenairfield » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:24 pm

Birr v kk in OCP is some waste of a journey
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby llkj » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:24 am

greenairfield wrote:Birr v kk in OCP is some waste of a journey


Birr aren't that bad are they?
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby greenairfield » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:10 am

Seen as they are favourites to win the game I would say they are obviously not :lol:
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:26 am

Following last evening's Intermediate round 5 results, I make the IHC quarter-final pairings as follows -

Kilcormac v Brosna Gaels
Ballinamere v St Rynagh's
Clareen v Carrig
Coolderry v Drumcullen
(Kilcormac trump Ballinamere for top place on the head-to-head rule)

The quarter-finals are more than a passage to the semi-finals. They are also promotion play-offs with the winners graded Senior B next year and the losers graded Intermediate (where they will join Clara, Birr, B-K and Clodiagh). Therefore, you'd fancy Ballinamere, Carrig and Drumcullen to advance, with K-K and Brosna very much 'on the day'.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Lone Shark » Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:28 am

greenairfield wrote:Seen as they are favourites to win the game I would say they are obviously not :lol:


Did you see odds for the games this evening somewhere? None of the mainstream bookies have them up, on account of the fact that none of the games matter in the slightest. I'd be fascinated to see who was brave enough to offer betting on what are glorified challenge matches.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby greenairfield » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:30 pm

I would consider Boyslesports mainstream
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby SearingDrive » Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:34 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:Beat me to it, Sharko. GRMA!
Lone Shark wrote:
SearingDrive wrote:Could the Tullamore v Clareen game be fixed for Kinnitty or Kilcormac rather than Clara, which is nearer Tullamore than Clareen.


Due to the fact that all the senior clubs are in action themselves, they had to play the games at the home venues for intermediate/junior clubs - and there are a limited amount of those. It wouldn't be fair to ask people from Kilcormac or Kinnitty to steward at one game while their own club is playing elsewhere.

Secondly, you won't always have neutral venues that are equidistant from the two participating sides. You'll often have games played at grounds that are closer to one side than the other, that's just the way things work out. Last time out Clareen had the advantage of playing five minutes down the road in Coolderry, while their opponents (Rynaghs) had a much longer trip. In round three, Rynaghs had the advantage of playing Tullamore in a neighbouring club ground (Moystown) while Tullamore had the longer journey - swings and roundabouts.

Clareen's trip to the northern regions didn't do them any harm with a comprehensive win over Tullamore tonight. Result of the night is Shinrone's one point victory over St. Rynagh's in Crinkle.
With Lusmagh losing to Kinnitty they must be relegated to Senior B for 2018, and the quarter finalists finalised.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Wed Aug 16, 2017 8:58 pm

Just on scheduling of matches over the coming weeks.

The Senior hurling championship requires three more weekends to complete (barring replays), whereas the Senior A football championship will require five weekends to complete. Also, the Senior A football champions are scheduled to play in Leinster a week before the Senior hurling winners.

Is it likely that there will be a couple of successive football weekends in order to balance the finals out?
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby kaiserchief » Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:01 pm

Birr GAA must be happy campers now...

double header semi final and home advantage against St.Rynaghs..
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby frankthetank » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:37 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:Just on scheduling of matches over the coming weeks.

The Senior hurling championship requires three more weekends to complete (barring replays), whereas the Senior A football championship will require five weekends to complete. Also, the Senior A football champions are scheduled to play in Leinster a week before the Senior hurling winners.

Is it likely that there will be a couple of successive football weekends in order to balance the finals out?


Upcoming Schedule:

Weekend August 18th to August 20th: Football Round 6, Intermediate Football Semis, Junior B Football Final

Weekend August 25th to August 27th: Hurling QF's , Junior Hurling QF's, Junior A Football Final

Weekend September 1st to September 3rd: Football Round 7, Inter and Junior C Football Final

Weekend September 8th to September 10th: Hurling Semis and Junior Hurling Semis

Weekend 15th September to September 17th: Senior Football QF's (A and B)

Weekend 22nd September to September 24th: Senior Football Semis (A and B)

Weekend September 29th to October 1st: Senior and Inter Hurling Finals

Weekend October 6th to October 8th: Senior B Football Final

Weekend October 13th to October 15th: Senior A Football Final
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby frankthetank » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm

SHC Quarter Finals:

Saturday August 26th:

Seir Kieran vs Coolderry at 4pm in St Brendan's Park

St Rynagh's vs Birr at 5:30pm in St Brendan's Park



Sunday August 27th:

Belmont vs Kinnitty at Noon in O'Connor Park

Kilcormac / Killoughey vs Shinrone at 1:30pm in O'Connor Park


Very interesting to hear, if true, that the semi-finals are returning to St Brendan's Park. A positive step in my view and was let's not forger this was a key recommendation of the Hurling Development Committee.
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Re: Offaly SHC

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:45 pm

Appreciate that, Tank. Thank you.
(I take it the last fixture is the Senior A football final?)
frankthetank wrote:
Plain of the Herbs wrote:Just on scheduling of matches over the coming weeks.

The Senior hurling championship requires three more weekends to complete (barring replays), whereas the Senior A football championship will require five weekends to complete. Also, the Senior A football champions are scheduled to play in Leinster a week before the Senior hurling winners.

Is it likely that there will be a couple of successive football weekends in order to balance the finals out?


Upcoming Schedule:

Weekend August 18th to August 20th: Football Round 6, Intermediate Football Semis, Junior B Football Final

Weekend August 25th to August 27th: Hurling QF's , Junior Hurling QF's, Junior A Football Final

Weekend September 1st to September 3rd: Football Round 7, Inter and Junior C Football Final

Weekend September 8th to September 10th: Hurling Semis and Junior Hurling Semis

Weekend 15th September to September 17th: Senior Football QF's (A and B)

Weekend 22nd September to September 24th: Senior Football Semis (A and B)

Weekend September 29th to October 1st: Senior and Inter Hurling Finals

Weekend October 6th to October 8th: Senior B Football Final

Weekend October 13th to October 15th: Senior A Hurling Final
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