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09-07-2019, 12:52   #46
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Has to be one of the all-time shocks as Mayo won their only provincial hurling championship in 1909, and went on to lose the AI hurling semi to Tipp by just 1 goal.

Ah yes I remember that one vividly
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Indeed that is true. Derry beating them in 2001 was a huge shock.
Derry won two Ulsters in a row in 2001

Ulster was actually very competitive from the mid 90s - early 00s from what I remember. There wasn't much between Antrim, Derry and Down
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Derry won two Ulsters in a row in 2001

Ulster was actually very competitive from the mid 90s - early 00s from what I remember. There wasn't much between Antrim, Derry and Down
Oliver Collins and Gary Biggs were very good players aon that team as were Dual stars Geoffrey McGonigle and Kieran McKeever.
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Again, context - a lot had changed in that 12 months

Offaly were coming into the game on the back of being heavily pushed by the might of Derry and an 11 point loss to KK, who were not the force quite yet we would come to know them as

Here is a report on the game https://www.independent.ie/sport/off...-26110985.html

Cork were 3/10 favourites, which are incredibly low odds in a semi final match in the back door era - when Ulster teams had stopped making semis

For the stature of the match I thought it was worth a mention anyway

Hurling doesn't lend itself to widespread shocks. The thread will become a bit boring if everyone weighs in with Antrim in 89 on every post
Amazing that a hurling match with a score of 0-19 to 0-15 could be considered a classic (and it was one of the best matches I remeber watching) , these days it's close to what the score would be at half time in a lot matches.
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Oliver Collins and Gary Biggs were very good players aon that team as were Dual stars Geoffrey McGonigle and Kieran McKeever.
Yeah, they gave Offaly a right scare in 00
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Yeah, they gave Offaly a right scare in 00
I remeber right before the throw in one of the Derry Coaches when being interviewed (by Marty Morrisey probably) said "we'll win" with complete conviction, showed you how confident Derry were back then.
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Ah yes I remember that one vividly
So do I, #Mayo4Liam was even briefly trending that summer of 1909......
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There's a difference between a shock and a breakthrough.

Was last Sunday a breakthrough for Laois? I really hope so because we need all the competitive county's we can get in hurling but the jury is still out on that. Their win over Dublin was a surprise more than a shock as such,
One man's shock is another man's c'est la vie. If you want to know what real shock is ask your mother-in-law what does she think of same sex marriage.
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