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    Gaa 2018

    The new hurling format is working out well I think, mainly due to the obvious parity between the Munster teams: three draws in two weekends now. Tipp lucked out with the umpires today, but aren't as bad as people make out. Limerick are looking really strong, Cork too, Waterford and Cork really just a small bit behind them.

    Leinster a slightly different story in that it's a three-team race with Galway's ascendancy, Wexford continuing good form under Davy and Kilkenny's very welcome regression. Dublin have fallen out of things badly and Offaly are dreadful: that being said, the disparity between relegation structures is dumb, and I doubt Offaly will wind up relegated.

    Keeping an eye on the Joe McDonagh too, obviously: neither Westmeath or Carlow would be much worse than Offaly, but their should be a play-off.

    I hear there is also a gaelic football tournament happening as well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NeverFeltBetter View Post

    I hear there is also a gaelic football tournament happening as well?
    Not that you'd know from RTÉ's coverage
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    No one wants to watch football. More hurling please.
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    My interest has gone with the departure of Waterford
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    Interesting stat I heard delivered by the commentator in the Ulster Final yesterday as I was surfing to see Arlene Foster stand to Amhrán na bhFiann. Only two counties in Ireland have never won a Provincial Title which are...

    Other than the two Munster Finals, they by and large are non-events these days. Time for a rethink ?
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    Fermanagh and Wicklow?

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    Not really sure how to fix the quality gap in both codes - tiering and non-tiering both appear equally ineffective. The top 8 counties in hurling are untouchable by those below, and the same is more or less the same in football.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pineapple stu View Post
    Fermanagh and Wicklow?
    Correct. Did you know or did the internet help?
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    Fermanagh I knew because I think I heard it on the radio.

    Wicklow I knew because I go to a few Wicklow games and - well, it would be a shock if they ever won a provincial title ever, having seen them a few times at both codes.

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    Football 11 teams left:

    Super 8s

    Group A
    Kerry
    Galway
    Fermanagh / Kildare
    Laois / Monaghan

    Group B
    Dublin
    Donegal
    Tyrone
    Roscommon / Armagh

    Hurling: 8 teams left.

    Preliminary QF's - Carlow v Limerick , Westmeath v Wexford

    Probable QF's

    Loser Galway / Kilkenny v Limerick
    Clare v Wexford

    Probable SF's

    Cork v L Gal/KK / Lim
    W Gal / KK v Clare / Wex
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