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AI Senior Hurling- Liam McCarthy Cup 2018

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,277 ✭✭✭danganabu


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    There should certainly be senior league during championship and county players having decision on whether to play or not.

    At end of day, however, inter county is flagship so no way really of avoiding gap in county senior championships until county is knocked out.

    I played in Dublin briefly and yes the league is taking seriously but this is very much the exception in most counties the league is treated with disdain and are in reality challenge matches.

    There in lies the problem, the county should compliment the club and not the other way around. As Cody himself said recently the top brass stated that their priority was to protect the club players and thier solution was to increase the number of county games :rolleyes:


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,665 ✭✭✭Bonniedog


    My point was not to do with the seriousness of the league - which is not more than anywhere else and probably after thought for SHC contenders, it is to do with having games through the Summer for non county players. No reason why Thurles or Cuala or Gort couldn't play league without county men.

    Didn't see Cody comment but Kilkenny had no SHC in April. Not that long ago they had club championship games during breaks in county.

    A lot of hold ups have to do not with county boards or the county teams but clubs themselves. As I mentioned before I was in club that played a Division II senior hurling league final a day or two before New Years because one player on our team was on Dublin senior county panel who had been knocked out in July! Hard to blame anyone for that now...


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,277 ✭✭✭danganabu


    Bonniedog wrote: »
    My point was not to do with the seriousness of the league - which is not more than anywhere else and probably after thought for SHC contenders, it is to do with having games through the Summer for non county players. No reason why Thurles or Cuala or Gort couldn't play league without county men.

    Didn't see Cody comment but Kilkenny had no SHC in April. Not that long ago they had club championship games during breaks in county.

    A lot of hold ups have to do not with county boards or the county teams but clubs themselves. As I mentioned before I was in club that played a Division II senior hurling final a day or two before New Years because one player on our team was on Dublin senior county panel who had been knocked out in July! Hard to blame anyone for that now...

    KK did play a round of championship, just one round which is actully the perfect example of how the new system simply cannot work, club players were asked to train for up to 3 months in much and sh*te to play one game and then no game for over 4 months but you need to be championship ready again for that. Farcical is being very generous.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Looking forward to Dublin v kilkenny. Will be interesting to see what level the dubs are at after a very poor league. Can be tough to beat in parnell so I expect them to put up a decent showing end surprise a few people. Wonder what the plan for TJ will be and whether or not they'll man mark him. What's the deal with Liam Rushe? Are we likely to see him at full forward? Why isn't he playing in the half back line?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭C__MC


    I’d be amazed if Kilkenny didn’t win by 6plus. Dublin were very poor in the league and have went back a huge amount in recent years. Kilkenny won the league and have a solid spine to their team. Dublin all Ireland is against Offaly for Liam mc Carthy survival in a few weeks.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Wides and dropping shots onto the keeper killing Dublin.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Dublin won't have the forwards and composure to win this one but what they have shown is that if you can stop TJ then you're already half way to beating them.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,110 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    It seems inevitable how this will go. The wasted chances in first half will cost Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 616 ✭✭✭BoroMan32


    Dublin need a freetaker who can actually strike the ball.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,052 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


    Dublin should have this game put away.Kikenny very poor.


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,110 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    Jesus that free was terrible


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Rushe is causing havoc

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭C__MC


    Game is a carbon copy of 2012 Leinster final. Dublin way to physical for Kilkenny. Anthony cunningham all over it


  • Registered Users Posts: 39,437 ✭✭✭✭Itssoeasy


    Diarmuid kirwan is fierce whistle happy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭John.Icy


    What is the ruling on 3/4 defenders swarming a player, innocent enough pushing pulling etc.

    How is it a free one time, fair defending the next and no free and then all of a sudden it's a free again the next time it happens. So frustrating watching matches with the inconsistency in these situations, same with football to be fair.


    This is a great Dublin performance considering their league run and considering they haven't played a competitive match with this group of players. Kilkenny poor enough - I guess the league really doesn't mean anything come Championship eh!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,658 ✭✭✭✭OldMrBrennan83


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  • Registered Users Posts: 616 ✭✭✭BoroMan32


    Clear free out there, Kirwan is a joke in fairness. Can't even keep up with the play.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,041 ✭✭✭C__MC


    Ref poor for both teams

    Liam rushe just charging all day long


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  • Registered Users Posts: 21,110 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    Wow Dublin will be fuming, and rightly so


  • Registered Users Posts: 21,110 ✭✭✭✭Mushy


    C_MC, yes he has been poor for both. But to miss as clear a free as that and for it to have such an impact is disgraceful.

    This immediately after he gave a throw in for a shoulder to the head. Incompetent to the hilt


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Awful performance from the ref

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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Mushy wrote: »
    C_MC, yes he has been poor for both. But to miss as clear a free as that and for it to have such an impact is disgraceful.

    This immediately after he gave a throw in for a shoulder to the head. Incompetent to the hilt

    Would have to see the free out one again, did look a free alright on first look. But he definitely got the shoulder to Deegan right imo, did not see any free there. Deegan dropped the head coming in and looked more of a fair shoulder to me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭John.Icy


    Oh championship Sunday you were missed!


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,652 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Ref done his best for kilkenny but dublin should have been home and hosed, too many missed chances and a lack of composure.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,052 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


    Too many missed chances from Dublin regardless of the referee.


  • Registered Users Posts: 204 ✭✭Cakes and Ale


    Shocking stuff there from the ref in the last 20 minutes. Dublin done out of that really.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,011 ✭✭✭John.Icy


    Tyson Fury wrote: »
    Ref done his best for kilkenny but dublin should have been home and hosed, too many missed chances and a lack of composure.


    Would you actually stop the lights.

    Ref was poor for both, no one was favoured at all. Kildare man - not a care for either team.

    Dublin only have themselves to blame for balls short and wides not putting Kilkenny further behind.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,023 ✭✭✭✭Joe_ Public


    Bit worried for Dublin trying to lift themselves for Wexford next week. Recovery going to be absolutely paramount this week.


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