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All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship 2023 ( Munster And Leinster Championships,Liam McCarthy Cup)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 24,820 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    But yet when there was a 4 week gap between winning a province and the semi final the wait was what killed the champions.



  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Mad about baa baas


    I'd also be all for an open draw type championship.

    Regardless the best team wins the all Ireland every year..

    Good teams find a way to navigate whatever system is in place..losing teams find excuses



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,762 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    Current system is fine imo, Leinster just need to cut off some of the deadwood, go back to 5 teams, Dublin & wexford will improve in time.

    Free Palestine 🇵🇸



  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Mad about baa baas


    Running on empty? Semi professional athletes..had to play games a few weeks in a row..more a sign of manager not getting it right I think..panel's are there to be used ..

    Nothing to do with kilkenny being better than them on the day?

    Limerick weren't too empty in the other semi-final...



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    Daly and Sheedy doing RTE punditry from Hyde Park, Roscommon. Surely they could have got a couple of pundits from counties not involved like Tyrell and Canning and let Sheedy and Daly attend the Clare v Tipp game in Ennis. Money talks i guess.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    I also find it strange they'll analyse a game they watch on TV like the rest of us, rather than in person, where you see a lot more.



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    Some record, going for a 5th Munster in a row with today's competition.



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,110 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    For all the talk that Leinster teams, more specifically Kilkenny, have it handier, since the round-robin provincials have been introduced, only Munster teams have won the All Ireland (discounting the Covid years, when they were All-Munster finals anyway).



  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Mad about baa baas


    Exactly..Best team wins..you can make excuses all.day to suit your agenda..myself included probably



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    That's all speculation. Tyrone played 10 intense games to win the 2005 All Ireland. Likewise in a very amateur era Meath played many successive weeks and lost the AI by only 2 pts, played 10 games again.

    Kilkenny actually had a tougher time getting out of Leinster last year than Clare. Dublin could have knocked them out in the last group game. Clare had 2 weeks to recover.

    It's not that hard to understand Clare we're beat out the gate. But as Jim Telfer said weak people make excuses. Limerick don't make excuses.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 693 ✭✭✭grbear


    Completely disagree with this notion. Expanding it to six teams was done to try and give the so-called deadwood a chance at improving. It's what those teams called for and it needs to be given time to see if the system works to benefit those teams.


    Biggest issue in Leinster is that it looks like Dublin and Wexford have slipped back a bit.



  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Mad about baa baas


    Agreed..Antrim have improved in my opinion..Dublin very inconsistent. Wexford are like most teams post Davy..takes a couple of years to recover

    .



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    Limerick are powerful so far. Intensity unreal.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    At least Hawk Eye seems to be working faster in Thurles than last year. Must have upgraded to Duracel batteries.



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    This is great stuff!



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    Declan Hannon off injured. Not a good sign after missing the league final. He is the glue that holds that great backline together.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    It's a btreath of fresh air not to have Marty Morrissey on commentary.



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    Has there ever been a better corner back than Sean Finn.. I haven't seen him.



  • Registered Users Posts: 610 ✭✭✭Mad about baa baas


    Limerick are different class..much more assured.on thr ball.

    Waterford look nervous..long range pot shots are a killer



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    Desperate luck for Tadgh De Burca. The man has suffered some amount of injuries. It goes from bad to worse for Waterford.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,440 ✭✭✭The White Feather


    Hate to see Tadhg De Burca going off 😥



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,910 ✭✭✭Gusser09


    Game over.

    Waterford at nothing.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,510 CMod ✭✭✭✭ShamoBuc


    Waterford will hold Limerick to around 6 at ht but Limerick will pull away in second gear in the second half to win very comfortably. They are at a different level.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,518 ✭✭✭lawrencesummers


    Limerick are making plenty of mistakes, you can see they are not near their peak, and waterford cant stay next or near them.


    Giving the limerick FF line 1/3 of the field to play in cant be considered a good idea.

    30 minutes gone and waterford have 2 points from play.



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    The power deficit is unreal.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,220 ✭✭✭YabaDabaDooley


    Teak tough defending from Limerick turning over Waterford possession. So hard to penrtrate that Lim backline.



  • Registered Users Posts: 13,331 ✭✭✭✭dastardly00


    The Waterford physio has been a busy man



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,110 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    Bit of a blindside hit by Flanagan. Hate seeing that



  • Registered Users Posts: 995 ✭✭✭Ragwort and Stones


    Limerick will have Waterford well worn down by early second half with the hits they're getting in.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,982 ✭✭✭threeball


    Waterford are a shambles. Can't even get out of their own half. Movement off the shoulder is non existent and they're getting turned over with regularity within seconds of the puckout.

    Themselves and wexford have fallen off a cliff. Galway and Clare have slipped backwards. I can only see Tipp possibly giving Limerick a rattle.



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