Dublin Senior A Hurling Championship (SHC A) 2018


#364

Not without Dillon. From a Dublin perspective, it’d be great to see him back tonight.


#365

I wasnt aware of any that are but will take your word on it.

Alan,

Do you think that if our well paid professional staff drew up a policy document on the structures of the senior hurling championships it might have more effect than the concept of clubs being turkeys voting for Christmas regarding changes. I agree with you that 2 x 6 and i would go the roscommon football model of Senior A being 6 and Senior B being 6.
A1 semi final
A2 semi final
A3 quarter final
A4 quarter final
A5 and A6 play off to be relegated to B following year
B1 promoted and quarter final
B2 qaurter final.
B3 static
B4 static
B5 and B6 playoff for relegation to Intermediate / senior C whatever one wants to call the lower grade…

games against team pretty evenly matyched and no teams taking trouncings. play 2 games in April but everybody fully alive championship wise no matter what come Mayday.

And i will repeat in my opinion most DCB officers do not treat hurling with equal respect


#366

will they keep it under 12 ???


#367

Agree. O tooles still have plenty there to win this. I would see it as a surprise having played against both in the last 12 months. Not a foregone conclusion like some of the games just think O Tooles will get over the line


#368

Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipp have all played two Club Champo games, and most are 4 Team groups, so in essence at least one team is already gone. Having said that the Tipp Champo is a bit of a conundrum with South,Mid and North Tipp sections.
IMO our biggest issue is the amount of clubs with Senior status.


#369

Any games of the championship on Tv this weekend?


#370

O’Tooles after a struggle
Na Fianna by a few
Crokes by more than a few
Judes just ; maybe a draw!
could it finally catch up with Cuala - dont think so, winners win, Cuala by 3-5.
Lucan by a few
The upset - Setanta
Boden just


#371

Apparently it’s balmy up there so could make for some good games hopefully. Few banana skins around.


#372

Setanta the upset…Good spot… Not beyond the realms of possibility, played them a couple of times, they always fancied themselves and always just fell short. I can’t imagine Crumlin won’t give them full respect and that’s key, if Crumlin take them dead serious then it’s all over for Setanta and that’s just the way it is!


#373

Is the other Quinn fit , Ben?


#374

Yes two groups of 6 would be best; I think it works well down the lower Championships ; also think clubs might play without their footballers then so could re-start earlier if Dublin hurlers were finished by July, also if 4 teams dropped down every Championship i think it would make all Championships better and more realistic of the standard. think football has got it right now with just 16 teams - will take a few years to get the best 16…think 12 would be better for Snr A hurling with more games amongst that 12.


#375

Are there any county footballers playing hurling any more? Except for Con? Not sure there are. And surely that could be worked around?


#376

presume Dermo will be at some stage this year


#377

Like who ?


#378

Costello played for Whitehall,

Connolly generally plays for Vins

O’Conghaile not really for Lucan but has before

Con for Cuala


#379

I wouldn’t presume that at all. Also Vins have played without him in the past and would likely do so again rather than hold things up.


#380

i acknowledge they did unlike castleknock and Lucan in memorable recent instances of holding games up for other non declared reasons


#381

You would have said the same last year when O’Tooles played Barrog but the Larriers gave them an awful hiding. The Arthur’s are gone from last year as far I know but let’s see what happens later. My money’s still on O’Tooles particularly now they have a match under their belt.


#383

See my response above.


#384

Sorry but there is still some difference in personnel between Crumlin and Setanta unless Crumlin have lost a load of players since last autumn. They beat Boden last year as well lest we forget.