Senior A Hurling 2019

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Senior A County Champions 2019

St. Rynaghs
7
39%
Coolderry
4
22%
KK
1
6%
Kinnitty
0
No votes
Belmont
3
17%
Ballinamere/Durrow
1
6%
Shinrone
1
6%
Birr
1
6%
 
Total votes : 18

Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Mrbrightside » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:32 pm

Rynaghs - Ken Hogan
Coolderry - Seamus Kennedy
KK - TBC
Birr - Whelahan brothers
Shinrone - Arien Delaney
Ballinamere/Durrow - TBC
KInnitty -
Belmont - Trevor Fletcher
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby LooseCannon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:52 pm

If St Rynagh’s can get a forward or two to score consistently, then I’d go for them.
If not, KK are going to be there, thereabouts again. Birr have a chance. Belmont could make the breakthrough to a final.
That’s before I even mention Coolderry, deserving county champions.

At the other end, unfortunately I see no escape from the trapdoor for Ballinamer.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby chimbonda » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:58 am

Does anyone know if pairings for the first round of championship have been decided?
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:52 am

chimbonda wrote:Does anyone know if pairings for the first round of championship have been decided?

Sunday week in OCP for the double header methinks.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Hurleyman36 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:36 am

This Thursday night the draws are been made in OCP
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 3:56 pm

Hurleyman36 wrote:This Thursday night the draws are been made in OCP

I heard the same thing but saw this from Kevin Corrigan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/ballinagarman/statu ... 73280?s=21
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Hurleyman36 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:14 am

A Chara

Draws for the 2019 senior (A and B) intermediate and junior (A and B) football and hurling championships will take place on this Thursday Feburary 14th at 8 pm under the stand in O Connor park as there is bingo in the gaa centre there will be parking in o connor park behind the goals.

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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:37 pm

I’d be concerned at the logistics of championships that at best will take a combined 15 weeks post-summer to complete, given the deadline of the Leinster club championships. Here’s how.

The earliest the championships will resume will be w/e 14th July. That is a fortnight later than last year. That’s to make adequate provision for the hurlers being involved in the All-Ireland eighth-finals, which are on Saturday 6th July.

The post-summer group stages of the hurling will require five weekends, the football group stages will require four weekends. So the group stages can be expected to conclude on weekend of 8th September. We can expect quarter-finals to be on w/e 15th & 22nd September, semi-finals to be on 29th September & 6th October, with finals on 13th & 20th October. That’s all fine – but in recent years the Leinster club football championship’s first round have been on the last Sunday in October.

At that rate, there is no scope for replays or postponements (which could happen due to bereavements or bad weather).

One solution: - play one round of the football (or three rounds of the hurling) in April.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby SearingDrive » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:57 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:I’d be concerned at the logistics of championships that at best will take a combined 15 weeks post-summer to complete, given the deadline of the Leinster club championships. Here’s how.

The earliest the championships will resume will be w/e 14th July. That is a fortnight later than last year. That’s to make adequate provision for the hurlers being involved in the All-Ireland eighth-finals, which are on Saturday 6th July.

The post-summer group stages of the hurling will require five weekends, the football group stages will require four weekends. So the group stages can be expected to conclude on weekend of 8th September. We can expect quarter-finals to be on w/e 15th & 22nd September, semi-finals to be on 29th September & 6th October, with finals on 13th & 20th October. That’s all fine – but in recent years the Leinster club football championship’s first round have been on the last Sunday in October.

At that rate, there is no scope for replays or postponements (which could happen due to bereavements or bad weather).

One solution: - play one round of the football (or three rounds of the hurling) in April.

I thought April was allocated for club games. Why not play 2 rounds of football and hurling in that month.
Finally, what happens the SH championships, if Offaly hurlers do not make the McDonagh Cup final?
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Plain of the Herbs » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:19 am

They could of course. They played two rounds of each last year. Worth noting Offaly hurlers' first championship round is on May 11th, 5 weekends after the SHC's round 2.

If Offaly don't make the Jimmy Cooney final, their last game is on weekend 15th/16th June. Football's round 2 qualifier is a week later (where Offaly exited last year), and the round 3 qualifier is a week after that. Possibility of U20 hurling on Weds 26th June too (if Offaly beat Westmeath and the Carlow v Antrim winners), and there's U20 football against Carlow on Saturday 22nd June, and if they win that, the next round is on Tuesday 2nd July. So there's enough to be going on with.

Better to stick with the schedule, in my opinion. People will have planned holidays around the schedule (when does a teacher who is a club hurler take his holidays?), teams will have planned their preparation to be ready for the scheduled date. There is always the option to play the U20 hurling championship if that particular 'window' comes available.
SearingDrive wrote:I thought April was allocated for club games. Why not play 2 rounds of football and hurling in that month.
Finally, what happens the SH championships, if Offaly hurlers do not make the McDonagh Cup final?
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Lone Shark » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:15 pm

SearingDrive wrote:
Plain of the Herbs wrote:One solution: - play one round of the football (or three rounds of the hurling) in April.

I thought April was allocated for club games. Why not play 2 rounds of football and hurling in that month.
Finally, what happens the SH championships, if Offaly hurlers do not make the McDonagh Cup final?


I wasn't at the recent county board meetings but I'd wager that a big selling point to the football clubs in terms of going to the shorter championship structure is that they'd get rid of the split season. I take the point that there's little or no wriggle room after mid-July, but it could only be three rounds of hurling, not two and one.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby frankthetank » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:43 pm

Does anyone know the ins and outs of Seir Kieran's proposal to have a 10 team SHC?? It seemed to get no traction?
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby Lone Shark » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:09 pm

frankthetank wrote:Does anyone know the ins and outs of Seir Kieran's proposal to have a 10 team SHC?? It seemed to get no traction?


I'd presume the key gist was that Seir Kieran get to be senior again. The rest was minor detail, in their eyes at least.


Facetiousness aside for the minute, that's pretty shameless stuff if they did actually propose anything like that.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby joe bloggs » Mon Feb 18, 2019 1:15 pm

Lone Shark wrote:
frankthetank wrote:Does anyone know the ins and outs of Seir Kieran's proposal to have a 10 team SHC?? It seemed to get no traction?


I'd presume the key gist was that Seir Kieran get to be senior again. The rest was minor detail, in their eyes at least.


Facetiousness aside for the minute, that's pretty shameless stuff if they did actually propose anything like that.


It would appear similar to the bullsh1t wailing that went on here last year when we were dispatched from Leinster....we should be in it because of our tradition. You either are good enough or not.
Now if it was a dual club coming forward with the proposal there might be some grounds for proposing a 10 team championship with 2 groups. Reduce group games down to 4 rounds. If we ever start competing again at intercounty level we would need a different structure than present. Alternatively club championships could be put on hold until July and get rid of the split season.
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Re: Senior A Hurling 2019

Postby frankthetank » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:29 pm

I suppose a Master Fixture List for 2019 would be too much to ask for?? Some of us have lives we'd like to plan around!!

In fairness a comprehensive one was set out for 2018 so hopefully one will be forthcoming pretty soon.
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