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Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:22 pm
by LooseCannon
I’ll stick a poll up when it's finalised

It’s here.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 am
by Mrbrightside
As far as results from last year on Offaly GAA website go,there was no relegation playoff played, yet there was 2 groups.. any word on what the story is?

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:43 pm
by LooseCannon
Mrbrightside wrote:As far as results from last year on Offaly GAA website go,there was no relegation playoff played, yet there was 2 groups.. any word on what the story is?


Yeah supposed to be between Clonmore Harps and Lusmagh. I asked if it took place, someone suggested that Clonmore mightn’t be able to field a team this year. Hope they are able to field.

With KK returning, there is talk of expanding the junior football championship. 12 teams I heard.
Would be two groups of six I’d imagine.(would seem logical)
Then you’ve the question of whether Birr will have a team, etc.

What teams would there be?
Kilclonfert
Clodiagh Gaels
Ballyfore (junior b champions)
Rhode (relegated from intermediate)
Lusmagh
Clonmore Harps
Birr
Durrow
Ballinagar
Edenderry
Clara
Tubber (junior b runners up) or KK

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:24 am
by LooseCannon
We are delighted to announce Jack Kilmurray has been ratified as our Club Manager for 2018. A big welcome to him from all committee members, players & supporters. Harps Abu @HarpsClonmore-Twitter

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:59 pm
by Geansai Gorm
if Clodiagh Gaels give it a real shot at the football and the hurling doesn't impact too much, they will take stopping.
Clara weren't far off the mark in this last year either.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:07 pm
by LooseCannon
@Court_Hotel Junior A Foot Champ Group 1
Rhode, Birr, Clara, Ballyfore, Durrow, Edenderry

@Court_Hotel Junior A Foot Champ
Group 2
Clodiagh Gaels, Kilclonfert, Ballinagar, Clonmore Harps, Lusmagh

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:38 pm
by LooseCannon
Clara v Ballyfore - Clara by 6

Edenderry v Durrow - Edenderry by 7

Rhode v Birr - Rhode by 4

Clonmore Harps v Lusmagh - Harps

Kilclonfert v Clodiagh Gaels - Draw

Ballinagar Bye

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:30 pm
by SearingDrive
LooseCannon wrote:@Court_Hotel Junior A Foot Champ Group 1
Rhode, Birr, Clara, Ballyfore, Durrow, Edenderry

@Court_Hotel Junior A Foot Champ
Group 2
Clodiagh Gaels, Kilclonfert, Ballinagar, Clonmore Harps, Lusmagh

Clodiagh Gaels play Kilclonfert away on Saturday evening @6 pm. Local derby with Ballinagar, and meet old rivals Clonmore Harps, always an intriguing game. Lusmagh gave us a fright last year, before a few late scores got Gaels a narrow win.

Clodiagh Gaels are in Senior B hurling in 2018, most of the team play both hurling and football. It can be hard to keep both codes strong. I personally feel the best chance of success will be in football, and a junior championship title is winnable. Last year's final was a disappointment, all 6 points from play was a poor return on the day.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:31 am
by Geansai Gorm
Clara, Edenderry, Rhode, Harps, Gaels for the wins here. As ever a very open championship.
If the likes of Clara/Rhode/Edenderry can hold onto enough players not lost to senior teams and if Birr/Lusmagh/Gaels get enough footballers not focused on hurling, these will de deciding factors. Interesting.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 pm
by MauroPes
This season has been very interesting indeed for the reasons you mentioned. I was expecting more players to be promoted to senior teams, but a strong competition like this may be even better for their development overall.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:35 pm
by LooseCannon
I see that Lusmagh gave Clonmore a walkover. Do Lusmagh intend on fielding a team?
I heard murmurs at the start of the year that they weren’t going to field a football team, and that any player that wanted to play with the big ball could do so with Rynaghs

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:16 pm
by LooseCannon
Junior A Football Championship Round 1 (Refixture)
Clodiagh Gaels vs Kilclonfert is on Wednesday (tomorrow evening) at 7pm in Kilclonfert.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 pm
by SearingDrive
Clodiagh Gaels and Kilclonfert drew 2-6 to 1-9. Wind was a big factor in game, Kil were 1-8 to 0-2 ahead at ht, scored 1 point in second half. Gaels scored 2-4, and led until a late pointed free for Kil got them a draw.

Re: Junior A Football 2018

PostPosted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am
by Mrbrightside
I had heard Lusmagh planned on fielding a team, but hadn't the numbers on the day to travel.. Anyways with Offaly senior hurling management now seeming to decide who plays in their club hurling matches, what hope have they got?