Durrow (@1.53) vs Ballycumber (@2.75)

Our Prediction:

Durrow will win

Durrow – Ballycumber Match Prediction | 30-09-2019 08:30

That Tullamore have the players to do this is not in question - whether they have the resolve to take on and beat a fired up Shannonbridge team is quite another matter altogether. Tullamore found James Grennan too much to handle at midfield last time out and it"s easy to see how John Ryan and John Egan could prove similarly difficult to get the better of this week. In order to reach a Quarter-Final, Tullamore must win this game by four points and hope that Rhode beat Ferbane in the other match going on simultaneously in O"Connor Park. As Sesame Street could have put it, this match is brought to you by the letters Q and F, and the number 4.

Gracefield should welcome back the two Fitzpatricks and that added firepower could give them the edge in what could be a very hard fought and entertaining game. Offaly"s two midfielders, Ciaran McManus and Niall Smith, will do battle at midfield and both players are likely to play a big role, but Gracefield"s half-back and half-forward lines should win the battle for breaking ball and their greater scoring ability should be too much for Tubber to handle, as a club who find scoring more than twelve times extremely difficult.

Thanks also to all who gave up their time to participate in the bag pack earlier that day. Both fundraisers were a great success. No jackpot winner. Go Games football training for U7, U9 and U11 continues weekly in Tubber on Tuesday from 6.45 to 7.45. After that Tubber never looked in trouble. LottoLotto Numbers drawn were: 5, 6, 24, 29. We fielded two teams so everybody got plenty of football and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. The next U9 blitz is on Saturday, hosted by Shamrocks, details to follow by club text during the week. Offaly U20 FootballWell done to Sean Farrell and the Offaly U20 Footballers, who won the inaugural Liam O'Connor tournament by beating Westmeath in TEG Cusack Park Mullingar on Wednesday evening on a scoreline of 1-15 to 0-14. [06/17/19] Tubber NotesSenior Football LeagueTubber: 3-15Raheen: 0-07Tubber had a comfortable win in Round 6 of the league comprehensively defeating Raheen. CongratulationsCongratulations to former senior player Conor Higgins and his wife Amy on the birth of their first child Clodagh Ava last week. A big positive of the game was the return of Ciaran Allen after 9 months out with a cruciate injury. Next draw in The Cat on Sunday 30th June. Thanks to everyone who supported our Table Quiz and BBQ fundraiser in Ballycumber GAA on Saturday. Go Games FootballBallycumber/Tubber U11s travelled to Ferbane on Thursday to play Ferbane/Belmont. Well done to all our U8/10s who participated in a blitz in Clonbullogue on Saturday and performed brilliantly. Offaly Senior FootballBest of luck to Bernard Allen and the Offaly Senior Footballers who take on Sligo in round 2 of the qualifiers this Sunday in Bord Na Mona OConnor Park. Well done to all. Underage Football LeagueSt Manchan's Gaels Boys Minor Footballers will play in the Division 2 League semi-final on Wednesday 26th June v Ballinamere/Durrow in Pullough at 8.00pm. No match 3s. See details and book online at this link, by selecting Offaly and Tubber: https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. On the pitch, preparation continues with a challenge match v Clann na nGael on Tuesday 18th in Ballycumber at 7.15. Training for u12, u10, u8 & u6 girls takes place every Saturday at 10.00am. GAA Cl Camp in Tubber July 1st-5thOffaly GAA Cl Camp takes place in Tubber from July 1st - 5th. Lucky Dips: Kiera Dowd, Angela Higgins, Brian Downey, Eddie Kavanagh, Paddy & Eileen Hogan. Feile Peile na ngThe excitement is building for the St Manchan's Gaels Boys ahead of their trip to Enniscrone on the last weekend in June to take part in National Feile. Thanks for your continued support. Tubber play their last game against Erin Rovers on Tuesday 25th. Ladies FootballSt Manchan's Ladies U14 girls play the next round of the Division 2 League this Wednesday v Tullamore in Tubber at 6.30pm. Congratulations to Brenda Moran who tied the know to Colm Flanagan in Louth over the weekend. Tubber got off to a strong start and got three goals in the space of 5 minutes early in the first half courtesy of Eoin Dunne, Brian Kelly and Ciaran McGuinness. The venue will be sent out to all parents by text. New players always welcome.

Just on the stroke of half time Cormac Quinn scored a wonderful goal that gave the goalkeeper no chance to leave the half time score at 2-6 to 1-6. The teams were level after sixteen minutes at 0-3 each. Cormac kicked over a free to which Durrow replied with a pointed free. Inthe 19thand 21stminute Durrow got through very easily for two goals and a point to open up a seven point gap. Once again Ballycumber were slow to get the scoreboard moving. This was quickly followed by a point from Joe Lowry and Cormac added his second to push Ballycumber ahead. Durrow regained the seven point lead on 27 minutes, Adrian Kelly got through fro two points in the 28thand 29thminute to narrow the margin. Durrow had two points scored before Cormac Quinn got a point.

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Fast forward on to today and while nobody would try to argue that the two teams are equal on paper, Rhode appeared hesitant and uncertain against Shannonbridge, while Ferbane found their championship rhythm in a real ding dong battle against Tullamore. Two weeks ago this fixture would have been the easiest prediction since Scotland played Estonia in Tailinn without the Estonians on the field. Rhode had beaten Tullamore in the first round while Ferbane had folded meekly to Shannonbridge in the first round and the two clubs looked a world apart.

Our Minors will open their Championship campaign on Wednesday 24th July when they play Na Fianna in Pullough at 7.30pm. Thank-you to all who supported our recent Summer Draw fundraiser takes place in The Cat & Bagpipes, Tubber. All support greatly appreciated. Rounders TrainingRounders training for kids continues this Friday in Tubber GAA Pitch from 6.00-7.00pm. Underage Hurling ChampionshipBrosna Gaels U13 hurlers travel to Gracefield for their next championship match this Friday at 7.30pm. Throw in is at 6pm in Pullough. [07/15/19] Tubber NotesSenior B ChampionshipOur Senior team are out in the first round of the Senior B Championship this Saturday against Durrow. All welcome! Thanks to everyone who helped to host the blitz.The next U9 blitz for Ballycumber/Tubber is in Edenderry this Saturday, when we will play the hosts, and also Clara and Shamrocks. Club LottoLotto Numbers drawn were: 4, 7, 25, 26. Two match threes; Gary Ledwith and Ann Tone. Underage Boys Football:Underage Boys FootballHard luck to St Manchan's Gaels Boys Minor Footballers, who lost out to Edenderry in the North Minor Football Competition Round 1 on Wednesday in Doon on a scoreline of 2-9 to 1-8. Everyone welcome. Go Games training for U7/U9/U11 continues in Ballycumber from 6.45 to 7.45 on Tuesdays. Training for u12, u10, u8 & u6 girls takes place on Saturday at 10.00am, venue to be confirmed by club text. Hard luck also to our U13 first team who were beaten by St Vincent's in the first round of the Championship in Doon on Friday on a scoreline of 4-10 to 2-5. This will be a family fun day for young & old with lots of activities organised such as a bbq, face painting, penalty shootout and much more. CongratulationsTubber GAA would like to pass on our congratulations to Shona and Enda Cully on the birth of their first son Cian. Brosna Gaels HurlingWell done to Brosna Gaels Intermediate hurlers, who had a great victory over Shinrone in Crinkle on Sunday in the Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 3 on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-16. In the U15 championship, our boys are away to Kilcormac/Killoughey in Mountbolus on Monday this week at 7.30pm in the second round. Next draw in The Cat on Sunday 28th July. Go Games Football Well done to all the boys and girls who participated in the U7 Blitz in Ballycumber on Saturday morning, performed so well and thoroughly enjoyed themselves in the sunshine. Well done to the U13 second team who beat Tullamore in Tubber on Wednesday by 4-6 to 0-8. The U13 first team are out again this Wednesday in Round 2 of the championship when they play Ferbane/Belmont in Ferbane at 7.30pm. Ladies FootballOur u14 ladies played St Brigids of Roscommon in Tubber last Monday evening in a challenge game, and donned their beautiful new jerseys for the first time. Thanks for your continued support. Tubber GAA Club DayTo celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the club and to officially open the walking track Tubber GAA will host a club day on Sunday 28th July at 1pm in the GAA Grounds. The next U11 Go Games fixture for Ballycumber/Tubber is away to Shannonbridge on Thursday, details to follow later in the week. A big thank-you to John Moran Painter, Kilcurley, Tubber, for his very generous sponsorship of a new set of jerseys for the girls. No jackpot winner.

The lads are out again in round 6 this Sunday the 16th against Raheen. They will now play Westmeath in a top-of-the-table clash in TEG Cusack Park Mullingar on Wednesday evening at 7.00pm, when the winners on the night will win the tournament outright. 40 Euro per table. Division 5 LeagueOur Juniors had a comfortable victory in Round 2 of the division 5 league, defeating Bracknagh 3-22 to 1-05. Offaly Senior FootballCongratulations Bernard Allen and the Offaly Senior Footballers who defeated London in the 1st round of the qualifiers on Saturday. Throw in at 8pm in GeashillOffaly U20 Football Well done to Sean Farrell and the Offaly U20 Footballers, who made it 3 wins out of 3 in the Liam O'Connor tournament in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park on Friday night, coming back from an 8-point deficit in the early stages to win out by 3-10 to 1-10. This was a scrappy game from the start with both teams making basic errors. Bernard put in a Man of the match performance with a huge tally of 11 points. The venue will be sent out to all parents by text. The scoring was low in the first half with the half time score 1-02 each. Go Games FootballThe next fixture for Ballycumber/Tubber U11s is away to Ferbane/Belmont on Thursday at 7.00pm. We would encourage everyone to come along and support this family-orientated fundraising event. Feile preparation continues with a challenge match v Clann na nGael on Monday 17th in Tubber at 7.00. Round 3 of division 5 is on Tuesday 18th where Tubber take on Raheen. New players always welcome. Ladies FootballSt Manchan's Ladies Juniors played St Rynagh's in a Challenge on Monday evening in Cloghan. Go Games football training for U7, U9 and U11 continues weekly in Tubber for every Tuesday in June, from 6.45 to 7.45. [06/10/19] Tubber NotesSenior Football LeagueTubber: 2-10Ballycumber: 2-07Tubber got a vital win in round 5 of the Division 2 league which keeps our hope of a semi final spot alive. Throw in at 12 in Geashill. Training for u12, u10, u8 & u6 girls takes place every Saturday at 10.00am. Our U14 girls play a challenge this Monday 11th v Moate in Tubber at 7.00pm. Thanks to Ferbane/Belmont, who gave our boys a good challenge match on Friday evening in Doon. Feile Fundraiser Table Quiz & Barbecue St Manchan's Gaels Boys are hosting a Table Quiz and BBQ, to raise funds for our U14 Feile Football Team who are competing in the National Feile Finals in Sligo on the last weekend of June. Offaly will now take on Sligo in round 2 in two weeks time. Despite the cold and wet conditions, it was a really good run-out for both teams. The event is in Ballycumber GAA on Saturday 15th June at 6pm. The game opened in the second half with Tubber just doing enough to get the win.

Bracknagh also had a difficult outing in round two of this years championship, shipping 3-18 to St Brigid"s, but the Croghan men are demolishing all round them this year and if Bracknagh can put that one-off result behind them, they can win this. Their loss to Clara showed quite how far the club have fallen and unless they can turn things around, they look like they"ll struggle this Sunday too. Raheen have been extremely disappointing in this years IFC and appear to be regressing after several years of playing very competitively at this level.

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They may or may not manage that much, but they will beat Clara this Sunday. We guess twelve. Clara had a good win over Raheen in the previous round and veterans like Kieran O"Meara and Willie Reynolds are very solid players at this level, but Brigid"s were very unlucky to be relegated last year and they appear to have upped their standard again in an attempt to return to senior at the first attempt. As for the margin? Of the twelve games previewed in this paper, the only way there could be any surprise in this game would be if it turned out not to have the biggest winning margin of the whole weekend - that would be shock enough.