Senior Hurling Championship 2018

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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:43 pm

Midleton beat Newntownshandrum with a last minute point, good second half
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby producer ben » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:00 am

According to Buff Egan, Tim O'Mahonys display at centre forward was of the highest calibre.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:44 am

Poster over on PROC said he was unmarkable
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby Dorcha » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:37 pm

I was expecting the Barrs to win the first game so I was as surprised as they were with the intensity which Blackrock brought to it. They had obviously learned from Douglas' defeat and gave the Barrs no time to settle but tore into them right from the beginning. They dominated almost from start to finish, the classic example of not letting the other team hurl and were well-deserving of their nine point victory. At one stage they led by ten.

The Midleton/Newtownshandrum match was truly a game which ebbed and flowed. Sometimes Midleton were on top and sometimes Newtown were. There was little between the teams and at times the match appeared to be heading for a draw.

Newtown got an early goal which gave them a lead they kept for the rest of the first half and well into the second half. Then Midleton scorted a goal which changed things around and now it was they who were staying ahead, until Newtown's second goal brought them back into it again.

When Newtown had a man sent off it sparked them into life again and at times it seemed like they were the team with an extra man. They even went ahead by two points before Midleton shook themselves and upped the intensity again. In the very last puck of five minutes injury time, they scored the winning point from a free.

The players which most influenced the game were Tim O'Mahony for Newtown and Luke O'Farrell for Midleton.

The only way Midleton could handle Tim O'Mahony was to keep the ball away from him, which was easier said than done when most of the balls were aimed towards him. Midleton attempted to break those balls as much as possible because when he had the ball in his hand he was impossible to stop.

Luke O'Farrell was man of the match for Midleton. He was everywhere; scoring, setting up scores and in the back line clearing up. The work he did for the team was immense and he kept them in it when Newtown were on top. Were you watching, John Meyler?
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Sep 16, 2018 3:03 pm

UCC 0-20, Sarsfields 1-14.
Cue calls for no colleges teams in championship
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Sep 30, 2018 4:12 pm

Imokilly 3-21, UCC 1-15. Impressive from Imokilly, will still be hard bet. Middleton looking likely to play them at this point
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby youngbob » Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:23 pm

Imokilly were very impressive. Niall O Leary had a good game at CB. His distribution was excellent at times. Even though Mark O Keefe got 5pts from midfield Bill Cooper was the best of all the midfielders in both matches. He showed up everywhere from full backline to full forward line. Fitzgibbon didn't make much difference when he switched to midfield. Bill was tremendous, no matter who UUC tried there. Paudie's goal was worth the admission fee alone. In the second game Midleton we're a little lucky with Conor Leanne's goal but it just shows how important it is to keep the full forward in by the square. Conor took it brilliantly and cause havoc anytime he got on the ball. Luke O Farrell had a stormer in the 2nd half. Local derby in the final, could be skin and hair flying for that
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby Dorcha » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:06 pm

Imokilly looked mighty impressive in beating UCC’s selection of inter-county stars. Their form dipped a little through the game to let UCC back into it, but when they decided to finish the college off, they did it with goals

Midleton were leading Blackrock at one stage in the second half by 10 points, but conceding a penalty and a 21-yard free to the tune of two goals let the Rockies back into it. When Blackrock added their third goal a few minutes from the end, Midleton looked to be in trouble, particularly when the referee played over a minute over extra time. At that stage there was going to be no draw, because there was two points in it.

The referee was iffy. The Blackrock penalty was a result of a foul in the square which was a replicate of a similar foul committed on Midleton in the first half, but in their case the ref let Blackrock clear the ball unpenalised.

Conor Lehane hobbled off near the end with an ankle injury, which looked to be fairly painful.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby CorkImport » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:25 pm

Imokilly far superior to UCC yesterday! However, as to be expected in a game between a college and a divisional side, when one team went ahead by a couple of points there was no character or determination to claw it back, and that was certainly the case yesterday with UCC.
However in saying that, the talent at Imokilly disposal is second to none and I fully expect them to beat Midleton in the final!
The second game in comparison was a right battle. In truth Midleton could have been out of sight at HT, they missed a bucket load of chances with the wind and could have had a penalty for a foul on Lehane. Credit to Blackrock, they battled back having been 10 points with 37 minutes on the clock. Blackrock, tactically looked poor in my opinion and found it hard to deal with Luke O’Farrell and Paul Haughney around the middle of the field.
The introduction of Shane O’Keeffe caused huge problems for Midleton and they could of easily got the win. In truth, Midleton deservedly won the game.
Lehane came off with an ankle injury and could be in doubt for the final. If that’s the case I can’t see anything but a comfortable Imokilly win.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby youngbob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:26 pm

Cork players and management met earlier today in RPH for a review of the year. One of the players told me Conor Lehane is fit for next Sunday

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