Senior A hurling 2018

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Sean Robbins winners 2018

Kilcormac Killoughey
9
27%
St.Rynaghs
12
36%
Ferbane
4
12%
Clareen
2
6%
Birr
1
3%
Shinrone
3
9%
Kinnitty
1
3%
Coolderry
1
3%
 
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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by SearingDrive » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:02 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:Reading between the lines of what I'm hearing locally and what's been posted here, it looks like the quarter finals are as follows:-

St Rynagh's v Shinrone in Birr on Saturday 8th, preceded by Drumcullen v Shamrocks in the Senior B quarter final; and
Belmont v Birr somewhere (likely in Tullamore) on Sunday 9th, preceded by Lusmagh v Killeigh in the Senior B quarter final.

I stress this is my best guess at the moment, and this is in no way confirmed.
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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:06 pm

Banagher would be able to hold the crowd for that double header. Birr v Belmont putting it simply should not be in OCP.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by Lone Shark » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:15 pm

frankthetank wrote:Banagher would be able to hold the crowd for that double header. Birr v Belmont putting it simply should not be in OCP.
Genuine question, not being disingenuous - is there an official capacity in Banagher, that's cleared by the relevant H&S people?
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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by greenairfield » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:16 pm

County board don't like bringing north offaly teams too far south for that reason Cliodagh gales will be in OCP which will mean Birr will be there also v Belmont as Belmont won't hurl Birr in SBP other teams possibly would Rynaghs did last year in the QF.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by LooseCannon » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:26 pm

frankthetank wrote:Banagher would be able to hold the crowd for that double header. Birr v Belmont putting it simply should not be in OCP.
I find Banagher to be a good venue.

Has a nice stand. Warm up areas are on site, with plenty of space.
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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by Lone Shark » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:31 pm

LooseCannon wrote:
frankthetank wrote:Banagher would be able to hold the crowd for that double header. Birr v Belmont putting it simply should not be in OCP.
I find Banagher to be a good venue.

Has a nice stand. Warm up areas are on site, with plenty of space.
I think it's an ideal venue for a lot of games, and as I've said often on here, I think far too many round robin SHC Offaly games this year were in OCP, and far too many were in SBP as well. However you can't get away from the fact that there might be 1000 people or more at this game, and you can't just plonk that into a club ground without knowing that they're equipped for it. You're asking for trouble doing that.
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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:51 pm

greenairfield wrote:County board don't like bringing north offaly teams too far south for that reason Cliodagh gales will be in OCP which will mean Birr will be there also v Belmont as Belmont won't hurl Birr in SBP other teams possibly would Rynaghs did last year in the QF.

In 2016 when Birr, St Rynagh's, Kinnitty and K/K were the four semi-finalists 3 of the 4 clubs requested that the semi -finals be played in Birr. The exception of course were K/K. Kinnitty even requested it and they were fixed to play Birr. And as you said fair play to St Rynagh's last year in the Q-Final, where they had no issue playing Birr in Birr.

It beggars belief that given the geographical location of the 6 teams left in the county championship, 4 of the 5 remaining games looks like they will be played in OCP.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by greenairfield » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:22 pm

The 8 Club teams this year in senior were from kk and further south. As much work there is been done elsewhere this is still the hurling strong hold.
St.Brendans Park will probably get a semi final this year which is an improvement on other years.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:25 pm

Not a hope SBP will get a semi-final. Semi - finals really need to be a double header and that being the case they will remain in OCP.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by allstar2010 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:26 pm

Lone Shark wrote:
LooseCannon wrote:
frankthetank wrote:Banagher would be able to hold the crowd for that double header. Birr v Belmont putting it simply should not be in OCP.
I find Banagher to be a good venue.

Has a nice stand. Warm up areas are on site, with plenty of space.
I think it's an ideal venue for a lot of games, and as I've said often on here, I think far too many round robin SHC Offaly games this year were in OCP, and far too many were in SBP as well. However you can't get away from the fact that there might be 1000 people or more at this game, and you can't just plonk that into a club ground without knowing that they're equipped for it. You're asking for trouble doing that.
I didn’t think there were that many games in OCP this year as opposed to other years, maybe I’m wrong. Besides Kk kinnitty game what other games were in OCP?

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:29 pm

No Senior A games that I can recall. There was a good scatter of Senior B games there I think. One a round I’d say.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by greenairfield » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:38 pm

Why would they really need to be a double header ?

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:23 pm

Because nobody wants to pay €30 to see the two county semi-finals.

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by greenairfield » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:38 pm

They will have to accommodate senior B also so it will work out

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Re: Senior A hurling 2018

Post by frankthetank » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:42 pm

My point still stands. I dont want to pay €30 to see the county senior semi-finals. In fact I’d say there’s no person in this county that does.

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