Dublin SHC 2 2023

Judes seem to really fallen gone back from where they were a few years ago. Contesting a county final to now drawing with BBSE 2nd team.

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They literally went undefeated in the group. That Boden 2 team just got promoted to Division 1. After getting relegated last year they’ve had a good enough group stage. Now need to kick on and get promoted back to Senior 1.

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For Group 2 it came down to score diff
Davis +5
Crokes -2
Barrs -3

So Barrs away to BSJ and Tarf away to Crokes

Is it home and away? Last year relegation for this was a double header in O Toole Park.

Na Fianna played Finbarrs and Crumlin played Scoil in O Toole iirc

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Before we get to this week’s roundup…

Senior 2 Hurling Round 4

Craobh Chiarain put themselves back in the mix at the top of Group 1 with a 1-20 to 1-11 win over Ballinteer St John’s in Clonshaugh. An early Darren Kelly goal handed the hosts the lead. Ballinteer came back with a goal of their own but thanks to the dominance of Conor Ryan and Jimmy Finn in the middle of the park Craobh went into the dressing room 5 points ahead. Ballinteer looked to make their move in the third quarter but were unable to make hay as center back Kevin Hetherton shined for Craobh and scoring contributions from Cian Derwin, Robbie Mahon and Paul Kelly helped them pull away. Naomh Barrog matched their result to stay top after their 18 point hammering of Castleknock 2-25 - 1-10. The game was won in the first half with goals for the Kilbarrack side coming from Cillian Costello and dual club star Ciaran Gallagher. Further scores after the break from Joe Flanagan extended the lead and boosted Barrog’s score difference.

St Judes edged out Kilmacud Crokes 2 by four points in an enthralling encounter at Silver Park. An early goal from Conor Nolan (1-3) set them on their way. John Carty and Danny Sutcliffe caused further headaches for the home defense as Judes led 1-11 to 8 at the halfway point. They could’ve scored plenty more goals in the second half if not for three vital saves from Crokes goalie Ross O’Reilly. Joe McManus continues to be Judes go to man top scoring once again this time finishing with 0-11 points to his name. Late points from Carty who finished up with (0-3) and Danny Sutcliffe (0-2) ensured Judes finished strong. Ballyboden 2 won the other game in the group over Naomh Fionnbarra 3-20 - 4-5 in what turned out to be a goal fiesta of sorts.

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Barrog will play Judes and Craobh Boden in semis.

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https://www.dublingaa.ie/news/round-up-go-ahead-senior-2-and-3-hurling-championship-16th-september

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Hopefully they put these matches on dubs tv

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With the Senior 2 hurling quarterfinals and relegation play-offs all being at either Parnell Park or O’Toole Park I think there is a good chance we will get teams sheets for these matches.

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If your hammered in 3 games but win one your through, never ending championship

TD didn’t get hammered in 3 games though. Lost by 3, 6 , 5. Agree it’s a funny one qualifying with one win but like not sure who else you expect it to work with 3 going through.

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More a figure of speech wasn’t referring to TD,
Castleknock only won 2 . Obviously more games the better for teams.

Ladies football only 2 from each group straight to a semi is more championship to me. Just feel like its dragged out. The chances of a team loosing 2 or 3 games and winning the competition is slim. How many chances should teams get?

Don’t think any point comparing it to dublin senior ladies comp as walkovers in it every year due to dead rubbers etc. sure what else would teams be doing now, club players want their season to go into October.

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If 10 teams is the way forward could we not adapt the model of the Champions League ‘The Swiss Model’.

Essentially instead of 2 groups just have everyone in a ten team league table. Each team plays 5 games. Top 6 progress and bottom 4 into relegation. I don’t see why we need to persist with groups. Would eradicate the the bye week and teams getting into the 1/4 final with less points than teams getting into the relegation.

What is the Swiss Model in Champions League? UEFA's new UCL format to replace group stage explained | Sporting News.

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That’s 8 matches to win a Championship over 12-16 weeks. Never a runner.

Its 7 now with a bye week that everyone can play on? I don’t understand how its not a runner for that reason? nothing changes from current format except you play on the bye, or if need be play 4 games in the league stage its an easy pivot.

Current situation is not the answer. 10 teams appears to be about right so alternatives need to be explored.