Club Championship Draws

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OffalyBlue
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Club Championship Draws

Post by OffalyBlue » Mon Feb 10, 2020 1:11 pm

Does anyone know when the draws will be made for the championships in football and hurling

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by frankthetank » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:01 pm

No draws in top 3 hurling championships:

Senior A - Birr, St Rynagh's, Seir Kieran, Coolderry, Ballinamere, Shinrone, Belmont, Kilcormac / Killoughey

Senior B - Carrig and Riverstown, Tullamore, Clodaigh Gaels, Lusmagh, Kinnitty, Drumcullen, Clara, Kilcormac / Killoughey

Intermediate - Birr, Coolderry, Belmont, Shamrocks, Shinrone, St Rynaghs, Seir Kieran, Brosna Gaels.

1 group of 8 for each competition

Round 1 - Weekend March 27-29

Round 2 Weekend April 10-12 (Easter Weekend)

No further rounds until July.

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by OffalyBlue » Wed Feb 12, 2020 9:44 am

Thank you.

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Fri Feb 21, 2020 5:24 pm

The observant among you will have noticed the Master Fixtures list has been posted on the Board's site.
https://offaly.gaa.ie/club-fixture-plans-info-2020/
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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by ryot » Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:34 pm

Had a quick look at the plan

Adult football in Club Month (April) ONE GAME...………..with 2 in March,

I live in Kildare and clubs have their third Adult Football game this week-end...……. (Pre season Cup games)

More progress needed...

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by LooseCannon » Wed Mar 04, 2020 10:27 pm

https://offaly.gaa.ie/2020/03/03/club-c ... -fixtures/
Couldn’t be bothered create threads. Someone else can!
Good Luck

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by SearingDrive » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:43 am

ryot wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 10:34 pm
Had a quick look at the plan

Adult football in Club Month (April) ONE GAME...………..with 2 in March,

I live in Kildare and clubs have their third Adult Football game this week-end...……. (Pre season Cup games)

More progress needed...
I'm with you on that Ryot. I think October Finals are too late, when Offaly hurlers will finish the Christy Ring campaign in June. It is likely the footballers will exit the championships in June/July.
April is designated as a club month, yet there will be no significant increase in club games, compared to years prior to allocating April for county championship matches. The ordinary club player has to wait until the county teams exit the national competitions.
I also feel that we should just have semi finals, and a county final, no quarter finals.

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by private joker » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:14 pm

Cant have county finals too early as then the county champions are left waiting for first round of leinster. Ideally county final would be player two weeks prior to the 1st round of leinster championship.

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by ryot » Thu Mar 05, 2020 8:39 pm

Would some Pre-Season games not be useful, in the month or so before the Leagues start. It might get teams started and ready for the Leagues and thus the Leagues might get a bit more competitive and respected,,,,,,,,,,,,, A Senior, Inter & Junior in hurling & Football, alternative wee-ends, if need be.

Of course such pre-season games, during National League time, would be for club only players and could also give game time to lads on county panels, not making that week-ends match day panels...

A few cups would not cost the CB a lot and could be named after people who gave great service to Offaly, like the late Jimmy Hanlon (RIP), Johnny Egan, Sean Foran or hurling men like Billy Michelle or Jimmy Flaherty who was a noted ref.

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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:58 pm

Getting playable pitches at the moment is a big problem. I'd say there aren't too many that could take a match right now.
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Re: Club Championship Draws

Post by SearingDrive » Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:08 pm

private joker wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:14 pm
Cant have county finals too early as then the county champions are left waiting for first round of leinster. Ideally county final would be player two weeks prior to the 1st round of leinster championship.
Going on the recent club championships, completed a week or two before provincial club fixtures, Offaly teams exited in the first round.
Why not have county finals in September, all the celebrations would be well over before the Leinster club games. The All Ireland Finals are played in Mid August, and the first weekend in September.

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