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All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship (Liam McCarthy Cup) 2021

  • 19-04-2021 5:41pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 33,503 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    There will be 11 teams in Liam Mac Carthy in 2021.
    Munster – Limerick, Waterford, Tipperary, Clare, Cork.
    Leinster – Kilkenny, Galway, Wexford, Dublin, Laois, Antrim


    Provincial knock-out Championships with back-door qualifier system (as in 2020) but with
    introduction of relegation (to McDonagh Cup).
    Munster and Leinster Finalists (4 teams) guaranteed an All Ireland QF place

    There will be a preliminary round in the qualifiers between the two defeated Quarter-final
    teams in Leinster.
    Winners progress to Qualifiers Rd 1 – Losers to Mc Donagh Cup 2022.

    All Ireland Qualifiers Round 1- (2x Munster Teams vs 1x Leinster/1x Preliminary Round winner). 1x Leinster and 1x Munster team will get a bye into Round 2

    All Ireland Qualifiers Round 2- (2x Round 1 Winners vs 1x Leinster/1x Munster bye teams)- Winners into All Ireland Quarter Finals

    All Ireland Quarter Finals-Munster/Leinster Runners up vs 2x Round 2 winners

    All Ireland Semi Finals- Munster/Leinster champions vs 2x QF winners

    All Ireland Final- Sunday 22nd August


    Munster Championship draw

    QF- Clare vs Waterford

    Semi Finals
    Limerick vs Cork
    Tipperary vs Clare/Waterford


    Leinster Championship draw

    QFs
    Dublin vs Antrim
    Wexford vs Laois

    Semi Finals
    Kilkenny vs Wexford/Laois
    Galway vs Dublin/Antrim


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Comments

  • Registered Users Posts: 33,503 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Looking very likely of an Antrim vs Laois All Ireland Preliminary Round match with the loser been relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2022


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,503 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    So after a odd but high scoring league the championship is on the horizon and by god I can feel its going to be a special one (hopefully a successful one for Waterford)

    Have a feeling the Leinster QFs won't go to script and Antrim will beat Dublin


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    So after a odd but high scoring league the championship is on the horizon and by god I can feel its going to be a special one (hopefully a successful one for Waterford)

    Have a feeling the Leinster QFs won't go to script and Antrim will beat Dublin

    I would be shocked if Antrim won that match. They've had a great league but the cat's out of the bag now, they won't be taken for granted.

    Never sure what league form might mean but from what I saw galway will have a fairly pedestrian win in the leinster championship. Wexford and kk will be tasty but neither of them have shown the quality to take on galway, kk folded like a deck chair in the one match there was any intensity in the league, our backs were like deer in headlights.

    Munster looks really interesting, Clare after the loss to Antrim have steadily improved and will be a tough ask for anyone, they're my dark horse team this year. Hard to know after that rough, can make a strong case for all the munster teams. Tipp might be a bit old and Waterford I'm not quite convinced, cork still leaving a bit of consistency, so you'd still have to say Lim look to be in charge but no reason any of those teams can't beat them on their day.

    Lim v galway, whenever they meet, will be the game to decide the all Ireland for me. Kk to take a big scalp somewhere along the way but not going past semi finals.

    Hope I'm wrong and it's Clare v kilkenny in the final but... Let's be realistic here...


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    PTH2009 wrote: »
    Looking very likely of an Antrim vs Laois All Ireland Preliminary Round match with the loser been relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup for 2022


    Ide say Dublin are worried after that league


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,611 ✭✭✭ Pogue eile


    Never sure what league form might mean but from what I saw galway will have a fairly pedestrian win in the leinster championship.

    Tipp might be a bit old

    Lim v galway, whenever they meet, will be the game to decide the all Ireland for me.

    Galway are an older team than Tipp or at least have more players 30 and over, ita always the narative about Tipp but it doesnt hold up to scrutiny really.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,611 ✭✭✭ Pogue eile


    Galway, Limerick and Tipp in that order for me. But in reality it is very competitive and anyone of 6 or 7 teams could win it, makes for a great championship.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,118 ✭✭✭✭ RMAOK


    It does seem that the winners of the all-ireland will come from one of Limerick, Galway or tipp.

    If Galway were to win Leinster, then I'd give them a very good chance of winning Liam McCarthy. If they don't, I can't see some of their older legs holding up to the quick fire nature of three games in the space of a couple of weeks. It wouldn't be as much of an issue for Limerick imo.

    Limerick still remain in the driving seat wrt the overall winners imo. If they're to get caught, I feel it could be in the semi final against (hopefully from a Galway perspective) by kilkenny. It has happened before. Possibly happen again??

    As regards a "dark horse" to win it outright, kilkenny. If you could call them dark horses.

    Limerick vs Galway all Ireland final with Limerick to shade it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    Pogue eile wrote: »
    Galway, Limerick and Tipp in that order for me. But in reality it is very competitive and anyone of 6 or 7 teams could win it, makes for a great championship.

    Not sure I'd agree on 6 or 7 possible winners. Teams like Cork, Waterford or Wexford might catch one of the 3 favourites but can't see them putting a run together to beat 3 or 4 teams ranked above them


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,611 ✭✭✭ Pogue eile


    Not sure I'd agree on 6 or 7 possible winners. Teams like Cork, Waterford or Wexford might catch one of the 3 favourites but can't see them putting a run together to beat 3 or 4 teams ranked above them

    Any of those three winning would be a surprise but its not beyond a possibility - Cork probably have the best record against Limerick and Limerick are most peoples favourites, Waterford were runners up last year and look to me to have improved. I wasnt including Wexford but even at that, two years ago they ran the eventual AI winners ragged for the majority of the AI semi.

    I don't think hurling has ever been as competitive to be honest.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    I think given how quick and fast the games come this summer that the provincial winners will have a nice little break before their semis, whereas the provincial losers will only have one free weekend before their quarters and IF they win that the semi finals are the following weekend.


    So it's one thing to talk about teams skills, age, physicality, fitness etc, but depth of panel must not be overlooked. I think Limerick are stronger than most here too.

    I'd favour Limerick to do it and Galway in a close second place.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,503 ✭✭✭✭ PTH2009


    Sure somebody has to say it

    'This could be the greatest summer of Hurling ever'


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,121 ✭✭✭ newhouse87


    Cant see us (tipp) doing anything this year, would have waterford in number 3.


  • Registered Users Posts: 33,499 ✭✭✭✭ The_Kew_Tour


    Limerick or Galway.

    Cork to to disappoint the most


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,492 ✭✭✭ zetecescort


    Limerick or Galway.

    Cork to to disappoint the most

    Think the games against Limerick and Galway have checked any optimisim about Cork.


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Asdfgh2020


    Think the games against Limerick and Galway have checked any optimisim about Cork.

    Marty in the commentary box and ‘Donald og’ on the analysis were ‘wetting themselves’ at start of league about the ‘new cork’….the influence of o’grady, possession and ‘running game’…..etc

    One thing for sure…. the ‘net minder’ is a definite issue for them…will their barren spell turn into A record one…? No all Ireland this year and this will be their longest period ever


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,611 ✭✭✭ Pogue eile


    Asdfgh2020 wrote: »
    Marty in the commentary box and ‘Donald og’ on the analysis were ‘wetting themselves’ at start of league about the ‘new cork’….the influence of o’grady, possession and ‘running game’…..etc

    One thing for sure…. the ‘net minder’ is a definite issue for them…will their barren spell turn into A record one…? No all Ireland this year and this will be their longest period ever

    I'm not 'really' sure you should be using inverted commas when you dont seem to 'know' what they are for :D


  • Registered Users Posts: 13,961 ✭✭✭✭ cson


    I can guarantee one thing for Championship 2021; both Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning will provide copious moments of absolutely asinine commentary. Cliche and hackneyed stories galore.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,611 ✭✭✭ Pogue eile


    cson wrote: »
    I can guarantee one thing for Championship 2021; both Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning will provide copious moments of absolutely asinine commentary. Cliche and hackneyed stories galore.

    Marty's are much worse and so clearly scripted. Cringe doesn't even begin to do it justice.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    cson wrote: »
    I can guarantee one thing for Championship 2021; both Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning will provide copious moments of absolutely asinine commentary. Cliche and hackneyed stories galore.

    Hopefully before long we are at games or in packed pubs and won't have to worry about commentators


  • Registered Users Posts: 314 ✭✭ Niallers87


    cson wrote: »
    I can guarantee one thing for Championship 2021; both Marty Morrissey and Ger Canning will provide copious moments of absolutely asinine commentary. Cliche and hackneyed stories galore.

    "This is spiritual, this is part of who we are, from loop head to lucan"..... way too much overkill!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,584 ✭✭✭ dirkmeister


    Pogue eile wrote: »
    Marty's are much worse and so clearly scripted. Cringe doesn't even begin to do it justice.

    His constant Cranberries references during the 2018 final were embarrassing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 530 ✭✭✭ puzl


    But how would we even know which players are doing their leaving cert?


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Asdfgh2020


    Marty’s favourites are…..

    1. good hands
    2. shortens the grip
    3. Da sliotar flies over the bar


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,501 ✭✭✭✭ Realt Dearg Sec


    His constant Cranberries references during the 2018 final were embarrassing.

    Especially immediately after the match ended, it was a surreal moment where he just started doing a bunch of these references, a total distraction from the moment. I mean, did Dolores o Riordan even like hurling? It was completely inappropriate, weirder still that he clearly had it all planned out.


  • Registered Users Posts: 16,307 ✭✭✭✭ breezy1985


    Asdfgh2020 wrote: »
    Marty’s favourites are…..

    1. good hands
    2. shortens the grip
    3. Da sliotar flies over the bar

    Constantly says "never in doubt" after the point has been scored


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,702 ✭✭✭ dirtyden


    Especially immediately after the match ended, it was a surreal moment where he just started doing a bunch of these references, a total distraction from the moment. I mean, did Dolores o Riordan even like hurling? It was completely inappropriate, weirder still that he clearly had it all planned out.

    That was possibly the strangest and most inappropriate piece of sporting commentary I have ever heard. I am presuming he thought it poignant but it was just bizarre.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,065 ✭✭✭ Girly Gal


    Limerick will win it again this year, complacency is probably the biggest danger to them. Galway will flatter to deceive again, they might at a push win Leinster, but, wouldn't bet on it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,907 ✭✭✭ letowski


    Shane O'Donnell has been officially ruled out for the Clare Waterford match on Sunday.

    Seems like both teams are going to be down a couple of key players this weekend, which is a pity. I suppose this was always on the cards with the short league/c'ship turnaround.

    Should still be a good game though this weekend.


  • Registered Users Posts: 771 ✭✭✭ Asdfgh2020


    letowski wrote: »
    Shane O'Donnell has been officially ruled out for the Clare Waterford match on Sunday.

    Seems like both teams are going to be down a couple of key players this weekend, which is a pity. I suppose this was always on the cards with the short league/c'ship turnaround.

    Should still be a good game though this weekend.

    At this stage we could see ‘red helmet’ man himself ‘Low-han’ make an appearance such are the extend of injuries and possibly Dan ‘the man’ coming in for the W’ford…!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,784 ✭✭✭ big_drive


    Are the GAA games coming up on sky on the standard channel which comes with the basic package like last year, or the actual paid sky sports add on?


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