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National Hurling League 2022 Discussion

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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,405 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    A bit of a wake up call and a reason to blloc them will do them good further down the line.



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭billyhead


    As they say you learn more from your defeats than you do from the wins. Dampens down expectations a little too although it probably won't.



  • Registered Users Posts: 25,405 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    It's a weird one. In one sense we are still on for 3 in a row but also do Limerick fans ever have expectations.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,646 ✭✭✭washman3


    In short, definitely not.!! well at least the older generation anyway. We have seen all too often how things can rapidly unravel. As a lifelong supporter like many many others, to witness Limerick win an A.I. was always the dream. To watch this current crop win 3 in 4 years is simply unbelievable. Certainly makes up for all the heartache over those barren decades when we were virtually at the line on so many occasions but failed to get over it. Anything we achieve from now on is, for me, a bonus. Albeit a deserved bonus for this exceptional bunch and management.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭PeggyShippen


    Ah come on now. "Steps isn't worth arguing about"..Shur that's nonsensical. While I agree that the steps rule is regularly broken yesterdays 10 step shimmy was quiet funny in its ridiculousness. Does the ref assessor of a Monday morning sit down and explain the rule again to the ref. What are the sanctions that a ref suffers after a blunder like this. ? Overall he had a good game. He gave a yellow to Wexford for a slight late shoulder which I thought was silly but the same player avoided a second yellow for a helmet pull...

    No issue with the result. Wexford surprised me with their hunger and Paudie Foley was great

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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,992 ✭✭✭TheMilkyPirate


    Dwyer was being fouled the whole way through so I presume the referee was giving him the benefit of the doubt, of course that raises the question was he fouled before he went over his first allocation of steps? On looking back at it I think he was and then fouled again when brought down while shooting for goal.


    You could make an argument both ways but it's certainly not the worst decision I've seen.



  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,703 CMod ✭✭✭✭ShamoBuc


    Red card for Limericks Hegarty - fully deserved.



  • Registered Users Posts: 17,876 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,338 ✭✭✭FintanMcluskey




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,267 ✭✭✭Robson99


    Exactly. Hopefully Refs are copping onto his antics



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  • Registered Users Posts: 11,198 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    It was filthy.

    There is a nasty side to this Limerick team that up to now hasn't been dealt with enough by referees.



  • Registered Users Posts: 903 ✭✭✭Ompala


    Long overdue.



  • Registered Users Posts: 95 ✭✭nklc


    Great to see Horgan not sending off a pair as usually happens, picked out the one that struck high with the Hurley



  • Registered Users Posts: 11,198 ✭✭✭✭castletownman


    So Duignan is against two points for a sideline cut because you are unmarked taking it and wouldn't like to see an AI final decided by one.

    But you are also unmarked from a free, penalty or '65 so presumably a lad scoring one deep in injury-time is taboo too? Frees and 65s have become almost guaranteed scores at county level these days (and penalties are easier now its one-on-one) while sideline cuts remain an art form.

    Stupid logic.



  • Registered Users Posts: 8,338 ✭✭✭FintanMcluskey


    Limerick are streets ahead physically.

    Hayes batted 2 Galway lads to the ground with a shoulder and never broke stride.



  • Registered Users Posts: 3,930 ✭✭✭blackcard


    I don't think 2 points should be awarded for a sideline. Are 3 scores from a sideline the equivalent of 2 goals? If a player scores off his right and then his left, should the player get a bonus. Should a player be awarded a point for a contested catch? There are a whole lot of skills in the game, I don't think there should be anything extra for a sideline



  • Registered Users Posts: 822 ✭✭✭Denny61


    Limerick are a two trick pony .been found out ..their tippety tappety hurling is laughable



  • Registered Users Posts: 6,133 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


    Hope "The Target" Canning retires sometime soon, he gets more head wrecking every time he is on.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,718 ✭✭✭Eoinbmw




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  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]


    Talk of the Limerick Empire are proving to be premature.

    A very well coached and drilled team but they haven't a team of superstars.

    Having said that I also don't see us as second favourites for the AI. More one of 6/7 teams.

    If I was a manager I'd target Hegarty every game as he's easy to rile up.



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭PeggyShippen


    2nd game of the league. Thought it was a good game and both teams played well. Hegarty deserved his red. I note some posters on here delighted. It's a tad premature. Hes a fantastic player and gets plenty of punishment himself. He ll be fine. Galway have it all to prove but are going on the right direction. Over all both managers must be pleased enough.

    Anyone that bets against Limerick in the Championship are still wishful thinking.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 17,876 ✭✭✭✭Mantis Toboggan


    This bull about limericks reserves being the second best team in Ireland has been debunked, they won't have it as easy this year having to play more matches, last time that happened they shat the bed against the cats.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 323 ✭✭mart 23


    Very sporting remark regards Hegarty. Maybe that is exactly whats happening to him .



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭billyhead


    Limerick are undercooked. They were on a team holiday in January. They have trained very little collectively. Fitness levels are still an issue. They have had little hurling over the winter months. Other teams have been training away since November. AIs aren't won in February. Limerick will be a different team when the ground is hard and the ball plays faster during the Summer. I bet John Kielys isn't worried about 2 league losses on the trot.



  • Registered Users Posts: 38,197 ✭✭✭✭PTH2009


    Galway were impressive but as said Limerick may not be at full fitness yet and are effectively out of the running to get a semi final place now

    Hard to make full judgment til tomorrow night really but Galway could win this league but then again it's hard to know as teams may be keeping the powder dry with the early championship start



  • Registered Users Posts: 1,018 ✭✭✭PeggyShippen


    You're rude Mantis and that's not nice. That Kilkenny game in 2019 was barely won ..Limerick didnt start until the 20min.. They then spanked ireland for the last 2 years as retribution. No need to be nasty.

    Limerick lost the first two games last year aswell. They ll be grand . Kiely was looking for a performance and he got it. Galway made the extra man count. It wouldnt be unusual for Galway to do well in the league. For as long as Iv been watching hurling Galway have been a good league team. Its the Championship where they sometimes underperform. Like I said it was a good game.

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    I wouldn't think he's delighted either. Limerick do need some new players to come in and challenge.

    I don't follow the Fitzgibbon closely but Galway must be missing a lot of players to that too?



  • Registered Users Posts: 9,747 ✭✭✭billyhead


    He won't be happy because Kielys a winner and winnings a good habit but he won't be too disheartened either. If Limerick peak in June and July that's all that matters. Lynch is a big loss and although young Cathal O'Neill played well Lynches influence on Limericks running short passing game is huge.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,405 ✭✭✭✭breezy1985


    What happened. I was the other end of the stadium and didn't see ?



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