Junior A Hurling Championship 2024

I was at the buttevant game last night. They are a pretty average hurling team. They’ve a standout full forward who has been mentioned above in this thread. Ballyclogh gave them plenty of it but their goalie was as typical as a junior b goalie as you’d see. I was along similar thinking as everyone in this thread that buttevant went down to get rid of hurling however I was talking to a buttevant clubman last night and they said it’s 50/50 at the moment, so people saying the football manager put the hurlers down their seems to be nonsense. Buttevant footballers are also in the league final on Friday so maybe things are just going well in buttevant. Typical Irish eh can’t give a club credit😂
 
I know he owes the club nothing but you'd think Colm O'Neill would still tog out in goal for the hurlers like he'd been doing for the past few seasons. He's a quality hurler and might have been the difference on the day. Fair play to Ballyclough they were a lot better than I thought they would be, a fairly young age profile also. Lenahen is a quality player and you'd have full backs up the grades that would struggle with him let alone at Junior B
 
Could be a great few weeks for Buttevant if they add the football league and hurling County to the div 2 league they won, very impressive to see them get back to back promotions in the football and playing div 4 next year will stand to them no doubt, the big one they'll want to win will be the premier junior football and if they can keep injury free they have a great chance but any championship is tough to win especially with a few mid & west cork sides in in.
 
I decided to go through all the results of the Division 1 league, as per the Avondhu GAA website. I am a neutral so no skin in this. So this is what I added up:

LC Gaels
Total pts = 13 (W6 D1 L1)
Total scored = 159
Total conceded = 106
Score difference = +53

Dromina
Total pts = 13 (W6 D1 L1)
Total scored = 150
Total conceded = 98
Score difference = +52

Killavullen
Total pts = 13 (W6 D1 L1)
Total scored = 165
Total conceded = 110
Score difference = +55

As all 3 teams finished on 13 points each, it goes to score difference. A walkover is worth 2 points on the board and +7 in the scoring difference, as Dromina conceded their game v LC Gaels and Mallow conceded their games against all 3 teams.

So according to my calculations, Killavullen's score difference is +55, LC Gaels' score difference is +53 and Dromina's score difference is +52. So going by that, it should be Killavullen v LC Gaels in the final.
Think the fairest thing to do in this situation is first name out of the hat are straight into final and other two teams play off, scoring difference could hardly be right with walkovers involved.
 
Think the fairest thing to do in this situation is first name out of the hat are straight into final and other two teams play off, scoring difference could hardly be right with walkovers involved.
Would be a decent and fair way to settle it alright. I'd always prefer teams being seperated by playing a game rather than score difference, etc. Obviously it's not always possible with deadlines and trying to get competitions finished on time. But in this case I'd imagine teams would welcome extra games in preparation for championship
 
Would be a decent and fair way to settle it alright. I'd always prefer teams being seperated by playing a game rather than score difference, etc. Obviously it's not always possible with deadlines and trying to get competitions finished on time. But in this case I'd imagine teams would welcome extra games in preparation for championship
I don’t know what the story is there but every competition has the agreed rules circulated before a ball is pucked. Those rules set out exactly what happens in a tie.
 
Could be a great few weeks for Buttevant if they add the football league and hurling County to the div 2 league they won, very impressive to see them get back to back promotions in the football and playing div 4 next year will stand to them no doubt, the big one they'll want to win will be the premier junior football and if they can keep injury free they have a great chance but any championship is tough to win especially with a few mid & west cork sides in in.
Not a good championship club I heard. Hardly ever won a match in Junior A football championship outside their division. Have made no impression at Premier Junior.
A league outfit by the looks of it and are maybe well trained and have the physical fitness edge during the league when most clubs are only half tuned in . Different story come championship
 
LC Gaels lost their appeal at County level so the final is Dromina v Killavullen. HondaGaels might know what it came down to but there was some reason a playoff couldn't be played. Think it might lead to a rule change for next year though. Looking through fixtures there. One group in particular is going to be dog eat dog!
 
Rules are rules at the end of the day but there is a big loop hole here. A team can go into their last league match with 2 options; play the match and be hammered, negatively effecting their points difference, or give a walkover and get to the league final on the basis of the scoring averages.
 
Rules are rules at the end of the day but there is a big loop hole here. A team can go into their last league match with 2 options; play the match and be hammered, negatively effecting their points difference, or give a walkover and get to the league final on the basis of the scoring averages.
I agree. There has been terrible carry on with strategic walkovers in the county leagues this year.
 
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