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Who do you want to win hurling final and why?

  • 16-08-2018 12:19pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,578 ✭✭✭ I says


    Galway for me without doubt.
    I’ve loads of family in limerick but they can wait another few years it’s a pity because against anyone else I’d be shouting for them.


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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 7,466 ✭✭✭ blinding


    Limerick ; Spread it around . Its great to see a genuine competition for the hurling unlike the procession for the football .


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,454 Blondie919


    Limerick because I’m from Tipp living and working in Galway. Have had to listen to Galway workmates gloating and slagging me all year


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,236 ✭✭✭ Dr. Kenneth Noisewater


    Limerick. 1973 is a long time ago. Galway had their year last year and as another person here who is working with a load of them, they haven't shut up about it since. There'd be a slight bit of cockiness about them too.

    I actually have a soft spot for the Galway hurlers, but I'll be hoping Limerick do it this time.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,283 ✭✭ Dog walker 1234


    I'm neutral. If I had to choose, I would hope for Limerick to win, just to spread the cup around.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,875 ✭✭✭ Edgware


    Limerick. Four years four different winners. A lot of counties within 10% improvement of winning. It will give Waterford Wexford great encouragement to stick with it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 738 ✭✭✭ Stationmaster


    Galway. One side of the family is from there and my earliest hurling memories are watching the semi finals in the mid 80's and going outside after pretending to be Gerry McInerney, Hopper McGrath etc.


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 5,106 ✭✭✭ PlaneSpeeking


    Limerick - know some people from there but no one from Galway.

    Tyrone for the football all the way tho.


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,826 Mod ✭✭✭✭ adrian522


    Limerick, I think they've been excellent all year, really deserved their win against Kilkenny, didn't fold when the pressure came on in that game or against Cork.

    It would be great for their long suffering fans and Henry Martin would get to write another chapter and perhaps a new title for his book.


  • Registered Users Posts: 137 ✭✭ Deiselurker


    Limerick as they have been waiting a long time and had heartbreaking defeats in 94 and 96. I also have more connections to Limerick with relations living there and my brother lived there for a number of years. It's nothing against Galway but they ended their famine last year so hopefully a new team can celebrate this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 37,538 ✭✭✭✭ Itssoeasy


    Limerick. As I've worked with/work with some limerick people and they are all good people(not that Galway people aren't btw) but 1973 is along time and Galway ended their drought last year. I know one Limerick guy and he's had a rough year and a bit and he's a limerick GAA supporter and I think it would do him good to see his home county win it all. He was there in 1973. I realise sentimentality doesn't win All-Irelands but as a neutral I'd like to see Limerick win it.


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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 9,275 Mod ✭✭✭✭ seligehgit


    Limerick.

    I'd normally always shout for my neighbours over the border but Limerick have endured so much hurt since 1973.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,578 ✭✭✭ washman3


    Limerick for me as I live there and have followed all my life.
    Have never witnessed our team winning an A.I. and since winning in 1973 we've
    lost 5 finals (I've been at 4 of them).
    Ironically last year a crowd of us watching were all shouting for Galway as every one of us wanted Joe to win that elusive medal. Our theory was that Waterford are young and would be back this year and definitely win one and we would be rooting for them. Not a single one of us predicted that we would be there ourselves.

    P.S. hope Joe settles for that 1 medal for now....:D


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,784 ✭✭✭✭ Akrasia


    Limerick. There are a good few lads on that team who deserve an all Ireland medal


  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,074 ✭✭✭ LoughNeagh2017


    I don't care, I've never been to either county. No in fact I want Limerick to win as I didn't like the Galway men I was sitting infront of in the 2001 football semi final.


  • Registered Users Posts: 415 ✭✭ supernova5


    Limerick are our rivals and noisy neighbours to the south, as a young kid I watched and rooted for the green and white on that miserable rainy day in Sept. 1973
    seems as though it was 5 lifetimes ago now, its almost beyond belief that they've only won 2 All Ireland's in 78 years, that is just not befitting a great hurling county, hope they can bridge that yawning gap this Sunday


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 2,039 force eleven


    Limerick. Young lads and ladies cheering the Treaty back in the dim distant days of 1973 are now approaching pensionable age, and few would have thought Limerick could deny them another day like that up until the year 2018 (we hope). We suffered agony in '74, '80, '94 ,'96 ,2007 and despite the odd Munster title to keep the fire burning, it's been a procession of disappointment and heartbreak. I don't remember 73, I was too young, but believed after 1980 loss, we would surely come back regularly to reclaim Liam. But it never happened, and sometimes, in the dark depth of night, I am now struck by the thought that maybe I could pass from this earthly realm and never experience the joy and contentment of my county winning an All Ireland. Heaven knows the football lads will never do it sadly, but hurling, that's a different matter. I trust Limerick will do iton Sunday, I believe they will. 'Hon Luimneach!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 26,661 ✭✭✭✭ OldMrBrennan83


    Limerick, because I like the place.
    Nothing really against Galway, and I'll always have a soft spot for them after their footballers saved humanity in 1998, but Limerick is probably my favourite place (city/town anyway) for heading out, etc.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,649 ✭✭✭ Balmed Out


    Limerick, if cork not in it ive always shouted for them for some reason. Honest teams that have lacked a bit of luck.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,794 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    Limerick - because it's been so long since their last AI win, and I have some cousins from Mungret :)


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,794 ✭✭✭✭ dastardly00


    I don't care, I've never been to either county. No in fact I want Limerick to win as I didn't like the Galway men I was sitting infront of in the 2001 football semi final.

    That's got to be the best reason so far :pac:


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  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    I've lived in both limerick and Galway and love them both, but I'm afraid I'm only cheering for one side on Sunday and that's Limerick. 45 years is a very very long time for a county that never really went too far off the pace to begin with.

    What's more, I think they'll do it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    I don't care, I've never been to either county. No in fact I want Limerick to win as I didn't like the Galway men I was sitting infront of in the 2001 football semi final.
    If I adopted those criteria, I wouldn't support anyone, including my home county!


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,851 ✭✭✭✭ BonnieSituation


    Akrasia wrote: »
    Limerick. There are a good few lads on that team who deserve an all Ireland medal

    I hate that reason.

    ---

    Limerick just cos I like em.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,390 ✭✭✭ tphase


    Galway.... three in a row, we hope (preferably more to piss off Killkenny)


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,610 ✭✭✭ yaboya1


    I says wrote: »
    Galway for me without doubt.
    I’ve loads of family in limerick but they can wait another few years it’s a pity because against anyone else I’d be shouting for them.

    You started a thread asking: "who do you want to win the hurling final and why?"
    Then selected Galway without giving a reason?

    Limerick for me btw. The Mayo of hurling. Don't think anyone would begrudge them an All Ireland and I've been impressed with them this year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,386 ✭✭✭✭ gimli2112


    I don't care, I've never been to either county. No in fact I want Limerick to win as I didn't like the Galway men I was sitting infront of in the 2001 football semi final.

    Revenge is a dish best served cold.
    Limerick for me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,373 ✭✭✭ Duffy the Vampire Slayer


    Limerick.

    I've long had sympathy for Limerick hurling fans, they're a bit like us in the football. Also, it's hard for me to support Galway in the hurling when I hate their football team.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,828 ✭✭✭ billyhead


    Limerick. Born and bred in Dublin and follow the Dublin footballers but my father and all the relations on his side are from Limerick and I spend many a day in my youth on hols down their saving the hay (great memories) and hitting a sliotar around the fields. Always followed them growing up and still to this day and was and still am an attendee at a lot of their games been to the AI final in 1994. Come on Limerick


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,254 ✭✭✭ Kevin Finnerty


    Limerick. I'm not going this time because the last time I went, Galway beat them in the final, 38 years ago!

    Bad karma.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,346 ✭✭✭ stampydmonkey


    Geez...no love for Galway. Well I'm going for Galway cause we are class and I'm from there. Should be some game


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