jonaldinho123 wrote:Spot on SpongeBob. Not sure why some divisions are being dismissed so easily. Shamrocks weren't far off last year and by all accounts will be competing again this year. Thrived on being written off last year though so I'd imagine this would come as expected again for the coming year. People keep going on about knocknagree etc but they've never kicked on. Surely the pressure is on them this year to deliver.
I think it's unfair to say Knocknagree haven't kicked on. If you're measuring that solely on the fact that they haven't won the county then yes, but they were beaten fairly comfortably by Bandon in 2015 after winning their first Duhallow title in well over twenty years. Last year they had a great win against Kilmurry and two brilliant matches against Gabriel Rangers, where they left it after them the second day (led by 0-9 to 1-1 at one stage in the second half). No disrespect to Shamrocks but I think they had the easier side of the draw and it was generally accepted that the winners of the Knocknagree/Gabriel Rangers match would go on and finish the job.
It's going to be a very tough ask to do three in-a-row in Duhallow though.