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Postby nelly the elephant » October 2nd, 2011, 12:50 pm

County final day today.....our 9th in-a-row, playing our oldest bitterest rivals Carnew.....and my first as Chairman.......wish us luck? Please! :)
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Cianostays » October 2nd, 2011, 7:26 pm

Well, how did you get on?
The sport that unites Catholic, Protestant and dissenter has had its day of days. Pity anybody who can't enjoy it. Some day.

Gerry Thornley 23/3/09. 'Nuff said.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » October 3rd, 2011, 12:42 pm

Cianostays wrote:Well, how did you get on?

Wewon....thanks be to God......great night last night. Now for a run at Leinster
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Cianostays » October 3rd, 2011, 8:23 pm

:clap:
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Donny B. » October 6th, 2011, 11:53 am

Good luck Nelly!

....oh what, the game's already over and you won?

Oh well, it's the thought that counts! ;-)
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » October 6th, 2011, 5:34 pm

Donny B. wrote:Good luck Nelly!

....oh what, the game's already over and you won?

Oh well, it's the thought that counts! ;-)



Indeed it is.....thanks buddy.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Ulster's Best » October 6th, 2011, 10:43 pm

Andy Ward appointed Antrim trainer this week.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » October 6th, 2011, 11:14 pm

Ulster's Best wrote:Andy Ward appointed Antrim trainer this week.


As in Kiwi Andy Ward....ex of Ballynahinch?
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Postby Ulster's Best » October 6th, 2011, 11:26 pm

Yeah. A man looking for something to do and a bit of a novelty appointment I'd say. Slightly surreal - he and Gerry Adams' son were both appointed to the backroom team ahead of next season.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Donny B. » October 21st, 2011, 8:48 am

Perfect 10 as Shefflin sets All Star record
GAVIN CUMMISKEY

2011 GAA/GPA ALL STARS : ALL-IRELAND SENIOR hurling champions Kilkenny understandably dominate the newly combined GAA/GPA All Stars for 2011 with eight of their players selected.

Every line of the team has a Kilkenny player named on it but two in particular must be noted.

Tommy Walsh is recognised for a ninth consecutive campaign but it is Henry Shefflin’s record-breaking 10th All Star that is most notable.

This award propels Shefflin past two GAA legends, having stalled alongside Kerry footballer Pat Spillane (1976 to 1986) and fellow Kilkenny hurler DJ Carey (1991 to 2001) on nine after missing out on the accolade last year due to injury.

For now, at least, the highest ever scorer in inter-county championship history separates himself from everyone else, although the 28-year-old Walsh is expected to draw level and probably surpass him in the coming years.

Walsh has picked up his awards in five different positions – the first four at midfield, then left corner back, left half forward, left half back and the last four at right half back.

Kilkenny’s 33rd title sees the pair joined by six others, including three men never recognised before.

Centre back Brian Hogan finally dislodges Waterford’s Michael “Brick” Walsh – the winner for the past two years.

Paul Murphy’s outstanding displays at corner back gets the 22-year-old Danesfort man on the roster for the first time. Richie Hogan also gets his first All Star having, like Murphy, only really nailed down a starting berth in The Cats full-forward line this season.

Michael Fennelly’s brilliant, driving performances see him retained at midfield, while Richie Power and Michael Rice join Shefflin in an all Kilkenny half-forward line. Both forwards now have two All Stars, Rice previously at midfield and Power at full forward.

A panel of journalists selected the team, but in a new arrangement due to the amalgamation of the Gaelic Players Association awards, the player and young player of the year are voted by their peers.

Walsh and Fennelly join Tipperary wing back Pádraic Maher as the nominees for hurler of the year.

Defeated All-Ireland finalists Tipperary got four All Stars in total yesterday, with Maher joined by last year’s hurler of the year Lar Corbett, while Paul Curran and Michael Cahill make the full back line.

It is Corbett’s third award, Curran’s second and Cahill’s first.

League champions Dublin may consider themselves somewhat unlucky to see only two names on the list – goalkeeper Gary Maguire and Liam Rushe, who is a strong candidate for young hurler of the year.

The closest decision appears to have been in the full-back line where Dublin’s Peter Kelly didn’t make the cut.

Still, Dublin have only three previous All Stars since their inception in 1971 and never had two in one season.

The 2011 team is completed by Waterford’s veteran attacker John Mullane. The De La Salle club man makes the list for a third consecutive year following yet another consistently excellent campaign that included a surprise All-Ireland quarter-final defeat of Galway.

Mullane also scored the match-winning goal to beat Limerick in the Munster semi-final.

The team is only represented by the four teams that reached provincial finals in Munster and Leinster and the All-Ireland semi-finals.

“I congratulate all of the players who won awards and I would like to thank the GPA and CEO Dessie Farrell in particular for helping us to bring the two awards schemes together,” said GAA president Christy Cooney.

The awards banquet takes place tonight at the National Convention Centre in Dublin. It will be broadcast live on RTÉ 1 from 7pm.

The football XV and individual awards will be revealed on the night.

2011 GAA GPA All-Star hurling team

1 . Gary Maguire (Dublin, 1st)

2 . Paul Murphy (Kilkenny, 1st)

3 . Paul Curran (Tipperary, 2nd)

4 . Michael Cahill (Tipperary, 1st)

5 . Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny, 9th)

6 . Brian Hogan (Kilkenny, 1st)

7 . Pádraic Maher (Tipperary, 2nd)

8 . Liam Rushe (Dublin, 1st)

9 . Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny, 2nd)

10 . Michael Rice (Kilkenny, 2nd)

11 . Richie Power (Kilkenny, 2nd)

12 . Henry Shefflin (Kilkenny, 10th)

13 . John Mullane (Waterford, 4th)

14 . Lar Corbett (Tipperary, 3rd)

15 . Richie Hogan (Kilkenny, 1st)
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Avenger » October 21st, 2011, 10:39 am

You can't really argue with that team.
Disappointed that Herity didn't get one but Kilkenny keepers never get one unless they make a million saves in the final.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » October 21st, 2011, 9:23 pm

Avenger wrote:You can't really argue with that team.
Disappointed that Herity didn't get one but Kilkenny keepers never get one unless they make a million saves in the final.



Not too many arguments here......obviously feel that Peter Kelly is unlucky but then I'm biased......
Extraordinary achievement by the Shef.......
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Cianostays » October 21st, 2011, 9:37 pm

Fennelly and Brogan as hurler and footballer of the year.

No arguements here anyway. Both had fantastic years :clap:
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Donny B. » October 21st, 2011, 10:00 pm

Fair play to Liam Rushe for winning young hurler of the year too. Six All Stars on the football team. About fair too.



GAA: All-Ireland champions Dublin have had six players named on the GAA/GPA All-Star football team announced on Friday night, while Alan Brogan succeeded his brother Bernard as Footballer of the Year and Kilkenny's Michael Fennelly claimed the top hurling honour.

Dubs goalkeeper and international rules captain Stephen Cluxton, who conceded just three goals this year and scored 13, is named for the fourth time with Kilmacud Crokes halfback Kevin Nolan included for his first.

Ballyboden St Enda’s star Michael Dara Macauley, Alan Brogan, Bernard Brogan and Paul Flynn are also named.

Macauley, Flynn and Nolan are three of eight first-timers, along with Bryan Sheehan and Darran O’Sullivan of Kerry, Neil McGee (Donegal), Kevin Foley (Kildare) and Andy Moran of Mayo, who is named at full forward.

In total, there are four beaten finalists from Kerry named – including Dr Crokes clubman Colm Cooper, who picks up his seventh All-Star - three from Donegal, with McGee joined by Kevin Cassidy and Karl Lacey, one from Kildare and one from Mayo.

Dublin hurler Liam Rushe joined his countymen in the winners' circle when he collected the Young Hurler of the Year award, while Mayo's Cillian O'Connor picked up the young footballers' award.

After the hurling All-Stars were revealed this morning, all that was left in the senior category was the Hurler of the Year award and Fennelly was the Cat to claim it ahead of team-mate Tommy Walsh, who collected his ninth All-Star in a row, and Paraic Maher of Tipperary.

Each All-Star receives €1,500 for the use of their image for promotional purposes, while Brogan and Fennelly collect a €5,000 cheque each.

GAA All-Stars 2011

1 . Stephen Cluxton (Dublin, 4th)

2 . Marc Ó Sé (Kerry, 3rd)

3. Neil McGee (Donegal, 1st)

4 . Michael Foley (Kildare, 1st)

5 . Kevin Cassidy (Donegal, 2nd)

6 . Karl Lacey (Donegal, 3rd)

7 . Kevin Nolan (Dublin, 1st)

8 . Bryan Sheehan (Kerry, 1st)

9 . Michael Dara Macauley (Dublin, 1st)

10 . Darran O’Sullivan (Kerry, 1st)

11 . Alan Brogan (Dublin, 3rd)

12 . Paul Flynn (Dublin, 1st)

13 . Colm Cooper (Kerry, 7th)

14 . Andy Moran (Mayo, 1st)

15 . Bernard Brogan (Dublin, 2nd)

2011 Young Hurler of the Year - Liam Rushe (Dublin)

2011 Hurler of the year - Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny)

2011 Young Footballer of the Year - Cillian O'Connor (Mayo)

2011 Footballer of the Year - Alan Brogan (Dublin)
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » November 28th, 2011, 12:51 am

Glenealy-Wicklow Minor Hurling Champions 2011................that is all. :D
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby Ulster's Best » January 28th, 2012, 9:53 pm

NI First Minister at this evening's McKenna Cup final apparently!!
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » May 6th, 2012, 7:47 pm

Awesome and ominous at the same time......a below full strength Kilkenny easily swatting Cork aside in the National Hurling League final earlier today.......It's actually scary thinking they'll be improving by the time the Championship comes around.
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » May 26th, 2012, 12:48 pm

Very proud days indeed for local family the Glynn's and the village of Glenealy.......

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 31887.html
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby nelly the elephant » May 26th, 2012, 8:17 pm

nelly the elephant wrote:Very proud days indeed for local family the Glynn's and the village of Glenealy.......

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/spo ... 31887.html




And the first part of the double-header successfully completed.......not going near Kings tonight as it'll be proper bananas.....

http://www.wicklowgaaonline.com/index.p ... eath-2-12/
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Re: General GAA thread

Postby suisse » May 30th, 2012, 8:38 am

I see Meath beat Wickla on Sunday. Should be smooth sailing to Croker now in September.
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