Senior B Hurling 2019

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Senior B County Champions 2019

Clareen
9
64%
Tullamore
2
14%
Shamrocks
2
14%
KK
0
No votes
Lusmagh
1
7%
Carrig
0
No votes
Drumcullen
0
No votes
Clodiagh Gaels
0
No votes
 
Total votes: 14

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Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Mrbrightside » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:33 pm

Haven't heard much on managements yet for Senior B

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by LooseCannon » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:54 pm

I feel that it’s Clareen’s year.
However, if they don’t go up this year, I feel that they may stay in the grade for a couple of years.
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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Killeighman » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:31 pm

James Young over Clodiagh Gaels
Nicholas Claffey over Shamrocks

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by frankthetank » Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:18 pm

James Young from Clonaslee?

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Killeighman » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:59 pm

Correct. He was over them last year also
frankthetank wrote:James Young from Clonaslee?

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:28 am

Fixtures for the opening two rounds (including times, venues and referees) are up on the people.gaa.ie/club/offaly database.
Pat Donegan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:20 am

Round 1 and 2 fixtures

SENIOR B HURLING ROUND 1
Sunday 31st March
Drumcullen v Carrig & Riverstown at 12 noon at Crinkill
Tullamore v Lusmagh at 12 noon at Moystown
Seir Kieran v Kilcormac-KIlloughey at 12 noon at Birr (followed by Senior A hurling Kinnitty v St Rynagh’s)
Shamrocks v Clodiagh Gaels at 3.30pm at Bord na Móna Park (preceded by Senior A hurling Belmont v Ballinamere)

SENIOR B HURLING ROUND 2
Saturday 6th April
Lusmagh v Drumcullen at 5pm at Kinnitty
Carrig & Riverstown v Seir Kieran at 5pm at Shinrone

Sunday 7th April
Kilcormac-Killoughey v Shamrocks at 2pm at Bord na Móna Park
Clodiagh Gaels v Tullamore at 3.30pm at Bord na Móna Park
Pat Donegan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by LooseCannon » Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:47 pm

I see that Clareen obliterated Caarrig and Riverstown by 22 points. I’m aware that Freeman isn’t around. How do they go from CRC being competitive in A competitions to being a struggling senior B team at adult level?
Surely Crinkill don’t have that many on the CRC teams. In saying that SK should be too strong for all the teams in senior B, but by 22 points, it seems a bit much.
Anyone care to explain the situation? I’m very much so in the dark on this.
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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Killeighman » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:26 am

LooseCannon wrote:I see that Clareen obliterated Caarrig and Riverstown by 22 points. I’m aware that Freeman isn’t around. How do they go from CRC being competitive in A competitions to being a struggling senior B team at adult level?
Surely Crinkill don’t have that many on the CRC teams. In saying that SK should be too strong for all the teams in senior B, but by 22 points, it seems a bit much.
Anyone care to explain the situation? I’m very much so in the dark on this.
The step up from underage to aldultbhurling is quite big and players develop differently. Some develop and grow into a senior hurler and others just can’t adapt to the grade. SK will blow a lot of teams out of the water in this championship and could possibly win the championship and compete well in the Leinster championship. C&R lost to Drumcullen last week by 6 points and I’m not sure what side Drumcullen had put but any side they do put out are always decent and competitive. C&R will struggle this year and could be well relegated. They need all the players they can get and missing Conor Freeman doesn’t help the situation for them.

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by private joker » Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:52 pm

What carrig need to do is go CRC gaels across all teams. Adult, u21, minor right down to nursery.
Freeman is a good hurler but not going to make a whole pile of difference to the team.

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Forthcoming round 5 & 6 Senior B fixtures

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:28 pm

Friday 9th August at 7.15pm
Drumcullen v Shamrocks at Moystown
Tullamore v Seir Kieran at Kinnitty
Clodiagh Gaels v Kilcormac-Killoughey at Bord na Móna Park

Saturday 10th August at 6pm
Lusmagh v Carrig & Riverstown at Ferbane


Friday 23rd August at 7pm
Lusmagh v Seir Kieran at Banagher

Saturday 24th August at 6.30pm
Shamrocks v Tullamore at Ballycumber
Carrig & Riverstown v Clodiagh Gaels at Lusmagh
Kilcormac-Killoughey v Drumcullen at Banagher
Pat Donegan. Signed out of respect for players and all involved with Offaly.

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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by LooseCannon » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:20 pm

Fair play to Carrig and Riverstown. They face Clodiagh Gaels in their semi.

Lusmagh put up a good score as well, accounting for Tullamore. They face Seir Kieran. Two weeks time.

I also see that Shamrocks got relegated by KK’s second team. If I remember correctly, they ran Ballinamere close last year, didn’t they?
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Re: Senior B Hurling 2019

Post by Fairplayalways » Mon Sep 30, 2019 10:19 am

Hard to believe Tullamore have slipped so far back after winning a county SHC A in the fairly recent past...surely for the size of the town, which is a football and hurling town, I fear if they dont get out of SB, they will remain there for a bit...

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Thoughts on the Senior B Hurling final

Post by Plain of the Herbs » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:44 pm

Saturday will be one of the greatest days in Seir Kieran’s hurling story: contesting two adult finals. Think about that for a moment. A parish with fewer than 500 souls. It’s difficult enough for small clubs to have the numbers for a second team, the Clareen mens’ second team are in the Intermediate final. And they had a third team too!

Their Senior team have been around a long time. There are no real novices or newcomers, with the arguable exception of Pedair Murray. 11 of the 19 who featured in the semi-final win over Lusmagh were there for their last major title win – 2008’s U21 championship. And of the others, Eoin Coughlan is their established goalkeeper for almost a decade, Kevin Dunne is an Offaly Senior, Stephen Hynes a former Offaly Minor and U21, Pedair Murray has been taking the frees for their Intermediates for several years.

Twist it another way. Of the four of the 2008 U21s not involved, two are on the Intermediate side and the other two are away (as far as I can tell). Of course, the concern is that only four have broken onto the team in the last decade, and the 2014 Minors (Minor A finalists along with Drumcullen) haven’t been as productive.

So nobody too old, and nobody too young on the current team. Two of their men have scored more from play than Joseph Bergin over the course of their campaign. Not that they’re not reliant on the Offaly forward, he remains a ball winner and distributor, and a ‘9 out of 10 from frees’ man. The defence is solid – the full-back line of Dónal Coughlan, Christopher Connors and Brian Mulrooney still intact since 2008’s U21 win. Kevin Murray, Éanna Murphy and Seán Coughlan an inspiring half-back line. Further up there’s Dermot Mooney (a former Offaly Senior), two Hynes, James Mulrooney. Tom Carroll has been used in reserve in recent games.

Clodiagh Gaels are a much younger outfit. They have underage success behind them too, with none of the 2015 Minor winning team featuring in the semi-final win over Carrig. That was a game where they really only found their form with the second half well underway. No shortage of lively attackers who create space, run all day and turn up in the most unlikely of positions unmarked, Liam and Conor Langton have pace and movement to trouble Seir Kieran, while Joey Keenaghan was an Offaly U20 this year with Seán Beatty, Cathal Brady and Aaron Flanagan also on that Offaly panel

In reality, Seir Kieran really belong in Senior A anyway, and could well have been in the Senior A semi-final to weeks ago. They are arguably better than half of the Senior A teams too. The Clareen men have scored on average 7 points more per game than Clodiagh Gaels have, while conceding on average one point less. And time of year will suit Seir Kieran’s ‘stand and move it on’ style as opposed to the Killeigh-Killurin side’s lively all-action way. The Stripy men enjoyed a big win when they met in the group stage, also at Saturday’s venue. They won’t win by that amount again, but will have enough in the tank score a decisive win.
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Re: Thoughts on the Senior B Hurling final

Post by SearingDrive » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:07 pm

Plain of the Herbs wrote:
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:44 pm
Saturday will be one of the greatest days in Seir Kieran’s hurling story: contesting two adult finals. Think about that for a moment. A parish with fewer than 500 souls. It’s difficult enough for small clubs to have the numbers for a second team, the Clareen mens’ second team are in the Intermediate final. And they had a third team too!

Their Senior team have been around a long time. There are no real novices or newcomers, with the arguable exception of Pedair Murray. 11 of the 19 who featured in the semi-final win over Lusmagh were there for their last major title win – 2008’s U21 championship. And of the others, Eoin Coughlan is their established goalkeeper for almost a decade, Kevin Dunne is an Offaly Senior, Stephen Hynes a former Offaly Minor and U21, Pedair Murray has been taking the frees for their Intermediates for several years.

Twist it another way. Of the four of the 2008 U21s not involved, two are on the Intermediate side and the other two are away (as far as I can tell). Of course, the concern is that only four have broken onto the team in the last decade, and the 2014 Minors (Minor A finalists along with Drumcullen) haven’t been as productive.

So nobody too old, and nobody too young on the current team. Two of their men have scored more from play than Joseph Bergin over the course of their campaign. Not that they’re not reliant on the Offaly forward, he remains a ball winner and distributor, and a ‘9 out of 10 from frees’ man. The defence is solid – the full-back line of Dónal Coughlan, Christopher Connors and Brian Mulrooney still intact since 2008’s U21 win. Kevin Murray, Éanna Murphy and Seán Coughlan an inspiring half-back line. Further up there’s Dermot Mooney (a former Offaly Senior), two Hynes, James Mulrooney. Tom Carroll has been used in reserve in recent games.

Clodiagh Gaels are a much younger outfit. They have underage success behind them too, with none of the 2015 Minor winning team featuring in the semi-final win over Carrig. That was a game where they really only found their form with the second half well underway. No shortage of lively attackers who create space, run all day and turn up in the most unlikely of positions unmarked, Liam and Conor Langton have pace and movement to trouble Seir Kieran, while Joey Keenaghan was an Offaly U20 this year with Seán Beatty, Cathal Brady and Aaron Flanagan also on that Offaly panel

In reality, Seir Kieran really belong in Senior A anyway, and could well have been in the Senior A semi-final to weeks ago. They are arguably better than half of the Senior A teams too. The Clareen men have scored on average 7 points more per game than Clodiagh Gaels have, while conceding on average one point less. And time of year will suit Seir Kieran’s ‘stand and move it on’ style as opposed to the Killeigh-Killurin side’s lively all-action way. The Stripy men enjoyed a big win when they met in the group stage, also at Saturday’s venue. They won’t win by that amount again, but will have enough in the tank score a decisive win.
Seir Kieran will be deserved favourites tomorrow, they have a strong panel, and would give a good account of themselves at Senior A level. Clodiagh Gaels are there on merit, they had a couple of tough games in the run up to the final, but came through on the day. They have been described as a resilient team, that sums them up, but they have a few talented players, as listed above.
We will travel to Birr tomorrow afternoon representing Killeigh parish, confident in our ability to put it up to the Clareen men.
Interesting point for people of a certain vintage, Killeigh, the then parish team and Seir Kieran met in the 1967 Offaly junior hurling final at he same venue, with Killeigh winning, and qualifying for Senior ranks.
The game was played on Palm Sunday in 1968, as a foot and mouth outbreak in 1967, caused a deferral to the following year.

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