GAA Inventory Watch: Time Losing Topples Tierney Regardless of Its Humour
We’ve seen groups go up, groups go down and groups fall on the closing hurdle, it’s what makes the Allianz Leagues so nice.
With all of the group video games performed now in each codes (besides Louth versus Westmeath) and solely the finals to be performed over the approaching days, we will replicate on what has been a really entertaining league marketing campaign in each codes.
All of the triumphs and tribulations have been on present this Sunday and it’s time to replicate on whose shares have crashed and whose have risen as we glance in direction of the Allianz League finals.
Right here is your GAA Inventory Watch for this week.
Whose Shares Rose?
What a league marketing campaign it has been for the Meath boss.
The Royal County stormed their approach to the highest of Division 2 within the second spherical of video games and refused to be knocked off their perch.
McEntee could be very effectively considered in Meath and lots of felt they need to have gone additional in final yr’s championship if not for some questionable refereeing. The previous Nobber footballer, nonetheless, was capable of re-focus their minds heading into the 2019 season and now they may play in Division 1 of the Allianz Soccer League for the primary time in 13 years in 2020.
The Nire man was influential for Waterford of their victory over Galway on Sunday serving to his aspect attain the Allianz Hurling League decider the place they may face Munster rivals and All-Eire champions, Limerick.
Barron obtained Man of the Match on the day and loads of plaudits. Whereas he solely scored 0-1 himself, he was key to most of the Déise’s scores.
The energetic midfielder may have a giant position to play in Croke Park subsequent week as Waterford go looking for a primary league title since 2007.
The Tir Conaill males have been heavy favourites to achieve promotion again to Division 1 after discovering themselves unfortunate to be relegated in 2018, nonetheless, after back-to-back defeats it appeared as if they must be content material with one other season within the second tier.
This all modified within the Spherical 5 win over Ulster rivals Armagh. Michael Murphy was sprung from the bench that day scoring 1-2 and driving them on to victory.
The Glenswilly man was once more influential per week later as they beat Cork earlier than Donegal trounced Kildare of their closing recreation to make sure that they are going to be plying their commerce within the high division in 2020.
Whose Shares Crashed?
There was loads of buzz in Roscommon after the appointment of Anthony Cunningham as supervisor.
Cunningham has a confirmed monitor report having taken Galway hurlers all the best way to an All-Eire senior closing in addition to guiding Westmeath membership Garrycastle to an All-Eire membership decider.
Whereas a few of Roscommon’s performances in Division 1 have been fairly good, they nonetheless discovered themselves going through the drop after a disappointing closing day hammering by Kerry.
Cunningham was given the duty of taking Roscommon to that subsequent stage, though it’s tough to see how he can obtain that now if they’re enjoying out of Division 2 subsequent season.
Whereas the Offaly substitute described his determination to kick the ball into the gang as ‘taking one for the staff’ it’s not look.
— @Shane Tierney (@TierneyShane) March 25, 2019
With Offaly main Sligo and seeking to stay in Division 3, Tierney’s transfer was the final word little bit of time-wasting, nonetheless, he gained’t care one iota as his staff survived.
Whereas his inventory could have crashed, there might be no denying it was humorous.
The one winless staff in the whole Allianz Soccer League. It hasn’t been an incredible yr up to now for Sligo and with competitors like Mayo, Roscommon and Galway, in addition to a resurgent Leitrim aspect, it’s tough to see how they may make any inroads on this yr’s championship.