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All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« on: January 03, 2017, 04:18:05 PM »
Senior Football
Feb 11:  Corofin (Galway) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in Limerick;  St. Vincents (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry) in Newry
March 17 Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Football
Jan 29: Westport (Mayo) v Kenmare (Kerry) in Ennis; St. Colmcilles (Meath) v Pomeroy (Tyrone) in Armagh
Feb 19: Final in Croke Park

Junior Football:
Jan 29: Louisburgh (Mayo) v Glenbeigh/Glencar (Kerry) in Limerick; Dunedin Connolly’s (Edinburgh) v Rock St. Patricks (Tyrone) in Armagh
Feb 19: Final in Croke Park

Senior Hurling
Feb 4: St. Thomas (Galway) v Ballyea (Clare) in Thurles
Feb 25: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry) in Armagh
March 17: Final in Croke Park

Intermediate Hurling
Jan 14 Quarter Final: Robert Emmetts (London) v St. Brigids (Antrim) in London
Jan 29 Semi Finals: Ath Eascrach/Fothaine Ahascragh/Fohenagh (near Ballinasloe in Galway) v Lismore (Waterford) in Tullamore; Carrickshock (Kilkenny) v QF Winner, venue to be confirmed

Junior Hurling
Jan 29: Calry/St. Josephs (Sligo) v Mayfield (Cork) in Tullamore; Mooncoin (Kilkenny) v Lamh Dearg (Antrim) in Trim
Feb 18: Final in Croke Park


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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 04:36:30 PM »

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Feb 25: Cuala (Dublin) v Slaughtneil (Derry) in Armagh


Would have gone for a wet day in Newry.
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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2017, 09:29:13 PM »
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Feb 11:  Corofin (Galway) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in Limerick;

Kerry teams club or county are great for getting theses All Ireland series games fixed in Munster.

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2017, 10:12:03 PM »
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Feb 11:  Corofin (Galway) v Dr. Crokes (Kerry) in Limerick;

Kerry teams club or county are great for getting theses All Ireland series games fixed in Munster.

Let's get actual distances of travel, per google maps:

2 games in Limerick...Glenbeigh 134km v Louisburgh 186km and Corofin 108km v Killarney 116km

1 game in Ennis...Westport 136km v Kenmare 192km

So the Connacht clubs are closer to home in two of the three games. 

But the venues are best described as neutral for all teams, or are you arguing differently?



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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2017, 10:29:29 PM »
But the venues are best described as neutral for all teams, or are you arguing differently?
A Munster team v A Connacht team i would describe a Leinster venue as neutral.

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2017, 10:47:13 PM »
A Munster team v A Connacht team i would describe a Leinster venue as neutral.


Teams involved are all more than 100km from home.

The teams are identified by their village/town and then by county...once outside both counties the venue is neutral. 

You might have a point for inter-county games though.

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2017, 11:00:29 PM »

A Munster team v A Connacht team i would describe a Leinster venue as neutral.

Agreed. Tullamore or Portlaoise would be a much fairer choice of venue. A Kerry player is much more likely to have played a game before in another Munster county, than he would a ground in a Leinster county. He is more likely to be more familiar with the quirks of the ground, than a lad who is playing there for the first time.

The journey from Kilarney (where the team bus would depart from) is also nearly an hour shorter, than the journey from Castlebar, where the Mayo bus would depart from. So there is less chance of stiff legs and muscles getting off the bus.

I'm looking at this from the point of view of what is best and fairest for the players, not the spectators. That is the most important thing imo.
« Last Edit: January 03, 2017, 11:23:04 PM by Beffs »

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 11:07:41 PM »
There was a time when one of the clubs would have had home advantage, or the closest possible alternative. I remember Skibbereen playing Lavey in the All-Ireland Club semi final at Ballinascreen. Playing it at a half way point somewhere equidistant for the participants, regardless of province is certainly an improvement.
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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 11:13:20 PM »
I (Sadly ) expect both Mayo club teams to get beat by the higher  graded Kerry teams.

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 04, 2017, 01:52:51 AM »
Ah please, Mayo lads and moaning..we've had enough of it.

You've had the respective distances of travel laid out for you which show the venues to be totally logical and fair. Crokes have played 1 game in Gaelic Grounds before (and were almost beaten by Cratloe), Glenbeigh have never played there before of course. They have also never won the Kerry Junior championship before last year and yet, according to some clowns, they have some magical advantage over other clubs at the same grade?

Enough of this nonsense please.
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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 04, 2017, 09:41:11 AM »
Ah please, Mayo lads and moaning..we've had enough of it.

You've had the respective distances of travel laid out for you which show the venues to be totally logical and fair. Crokes have played 1 game in Gaelic Grounds before (and were almost beaten by Cratloe), Glenbeigh have never played there before of course. They have also never won the Kerry Junior championship before last year and yet, according to some clowns, they have some magical advantage over other clubs at the same grade?

Enough of this nonsense please.

What division in league football did Glenbeigh-Glencar play in this year?
« Last Edit: January 04, 2017, 09:50:22 AM by DownFanatic »

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 04, 2017, 11:33:22 AM »
That Westport team is not the only club in Westport I presume?

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 04, 2017, 12:38:30 PM »
There is only 1 Gaa team in Westport although it would be quite closely bordered by quite a few other teams like Kilmeena, Islandeady, Louisburgh (Conn Jnr champs) and to a lesser extent Tourmakeady.

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 04, 2017, 12:51:45 PM »
Ah please, Mayo lads and moaning..we've had enough of it.

You've had the respective distances of travel laid out for you which show the venues to be totally logical and fair. Crokes have played 1 game in Gaelic Grounds before (and were almost beaten by Cratloe), Glenbeigh have never played there before of course. They have also never won the Kerry Junior championship before last year and yet, according to some clowns, they have some magical advantage over other clubs at the same grade?

Enough of this nonsense please.

No problem with venues! Only a few of the Kerry players will have played in them before.

On the grading system. Well you can only laugh at anyone who thinks that Kerry intermediate and Junior clubs are not graded higher than other counties! Once again (in theory) Mayo's 17th best team will get to play Kerry's 9th best. Kerry have a stronger intermediate and Junior championship because they have a very small Senior Championship. It stands to reason.

How did your Intermediate Champions of 2015 get on in the Senior championship of 2016?

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Re: All-Ireland Club Championship Fixtures Jan-Feb-March 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2017, 01:41:14 PM »
Ah please, Mayo lads and moaning..we've had enough of it.

You've had the respective distances of travel laid out for you which show the venues to be totally logical and fair. Crokes have played 1 game in Gaelic Grounds before (and were almost beaten by Cratloe), Glenbeigh have never played there before of course. They have also never won the Kerry Junior championship before last year and yet, according to some clowns, they have some magical advantage over other clubs at the same grade?

Enough of this nonsense please.

No problem with venues! Only a few of the Kerry players will have played in them before.

On the grading system. Well you can only laugh at anyone who thinks that Kerry intermediate and Junior clubs are not graded higher than other counties! Once again (in theory) Mayo's 17th best team will get to play Kerry's 9th best. Kerry have a stronger intermediate and Junior championship because they have a very small Senior Championship. It stands to reason.

How did your Intermediate Champions of 2015 get on in the Senior championship of 2016?

I've had numerous arguments on here in the past with Kerry posters. They chose their system and it works for them. Nothing to stop other counties doing the same.
Their system is completely unbalanced and unfair in regard to how most other counties operate. The likes of their JFC winners playing division one football is a joke. As is their 8 team SFC.