Junior A Football 2018

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Who will win the Junior A football championship?

Ballinagar
1
7%
Ballyfore
1
7%
Birr
1
7%
Clara
0
No votes
Clodiagh Gaels
4
27%
Clonmore Harps
1
7%
Durrow
0
No votes
Edenderry
0
No votes
Kilclonfert
4
27%
Lusmagh
2
13%
Rhode
1
7%
 
Total votes : 15

Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:22 pm

I’ll stick a poll up when it's finalised

It’s here.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby Mrbrightside » Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:37 am

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?
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:43 pm

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
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:24 am

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
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby Geansai Gorm » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:59 pm

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.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Feb 06, 2018 11:07 pm

@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
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:38 pm

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
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby SearingDrive » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:30 pm

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.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby Geansai Gorm » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:31 am

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.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby MauroPes » Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:28 pm

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.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:35 pm

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
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby LooseCannon » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:16 pm

Junior A Football Championship Round 1 (Refixture)
Clodiagh Gaels vs Kilclonfert is on Wednesday (tomorrow evening) at 7pm in Kilclonfert.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby SearingDrive » Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:43 pm

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.
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby Mrbrightside » Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:00 am

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?
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Re: Junior A Football 2018

Postby mickey » Sat May 26, 2018 12:04 am

Anyone know when the junior A football is back up and running? Looks like all other juniors are well under way
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