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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #330 on: December 15, 2020, 08:16:24 PM »
Again, Iíve no issues with teams raising the bar...

Get your house in order, raise the standards
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« Reply #331 on: December 15, 2020, 10:15:55 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-40190562.html?fbclid=IwAR3Fw8ARIvQR86RtMK4p52lG2_eq5fpEwKiOWthZ37vvIRQhgNutpBwt9v4

Interesting article on limerickís training. Thatís them and Waterford I have read about looking at running biomechanics. I guess itís just another one of those things teams are now looking at to gain an edge.

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« Reply #332 on: December 16, 2020, 08:37:36 AM »
Plenty of complaints at the weekend about RTE coverage of the Joe McDonagh cup. They cut to ads rather than the winning speech. Then there was Donal Og's criticism of Antrim based on one performance (he did say based on that performance which would lead you to believe he hasn't watched the rest of the games). While he maybe wasn't far wrong if he hasn't watched that competition then that is poor. Gary O'Kane was on twitter saying an RTE journalist had said to him how well the Slaughtneil players were doing for antrim too ???

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« Reply #333 on: December 16, 2020, 08:59:44 AM »
Plenty of complaints at the weekend about RTE coverage of the Joe McDonagh cup. They cut to ads rather than the winning speech. Then there was Donal Og's criticism of Antrim based on one performance (he did say based on that performance which would lead you to believe he hasn't watched the rest of the games). While he maybe wasn't far wrong if he hasn't watched that competition then that is poor. Gary O'Kane was on twitter saying an RTE journalist had said to him how well the Slaughtneil players were doing for antrim too ???

I wouldn't get my knickers in a twist, there is no way Donal would have paid to watch any of the Antrim games that were on this year, nor would he have any reason too, their only concern is Div 1, Henry was spot on with his assessments and his knowledge of clubs in Antrim would be very good. Daly only knows to well from personal experience of Antrim hurling when they dumped Dublin on their ass in Championship.

The first half of the senior game reflected the first half of the Joe McDonagh game, was very fractured at times and the fluency wasn't what you'd expect, maybe (even for Croke standard) having hurling 3 games in December at headquarters wasn't the best idea, as while the pitch looked great, it cut up.

For Antrim and Kerry, they didn't perform to the standards they would have normally, nerves, the occasion, playing live in front of the nation and what was at stake, Liam McCarthy cup...

Management have plenty to take away from this, and loads to improve on, winning was the icing on the cake for the season they had, with a few more additions and better S&C over the close season we'll certainly get better. Whether we take a scalp or not is another thing.
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #334 on: December 16, 2020, 09:05:04 AM »
Familiarity to me also a big thing.

Hardly getting my knickers in a twist but if you're getting paid to analyse things and pass comment on prospects of teams then you would think maybe you'd watch more than one game from a team... it's just fairly typical of the respect given to things outside the top tier. RTE should have been showing highlights earlier in the year too but don't care. It's just fairly typical of the lack of respect and is part of the reason why people don't want the football to go this direction.

We have loads to improve on and probably will struggle at the higher level but we're there and going the right direction so that's a start.

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #335 on: December 22, 2020, 10:06:44 AM »
Limerick claim the Munster U17 title, the machine keeps on turning.............

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« Reply #336 on: December 22, 2020, 11:43:23 AM »
Limerick claim the Munster U17 title, the machine keeps on turning.............

Only after the linesman has his flag up after Tipp had scored probably the winning point at the end of injury time in normal time

They have a bit to do yet before they win their first Minor all ireland since 1984

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« Reply #337 on: December 22, 2020, 11:59:51 AM »
Limerick claim the Munster U17 title, the machine keeps on turning.............

Their U20s were well beaten by Cork in the semi'. Not a given that the conveyor belt is remorseless as yet..

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« Reply #338 on: December 22, 2020, 12:05:46 PM »
Limerick claim the Munster U17 title, the machine keeps on turning.............

Their U20s were well beaten by Cork in the semi'. Not a given that the conveyor belt is remorseless as yet..

Cork and Tipp Munster final tomorrow night, Cork really are banking on getting a few players out of this team, so are Tipp, Limerick's need is less as their senior team are a lot younger demographic and they're on top of the pire.

Galway to do battle with Dublin in the same grade in the New year for some reason! Didn't get to see much of either game so can't comment.


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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #339 on: December 22, 2020, 12:47:48 PM »
Limerick claim the Munster U17 title, the machine keeps on turning.............

Their U20s were well beaten by Cork in the semi'. Not a given that the conveyor belt is remorseless as yet..

Cork and Tipp Munster final tomorrow night, Cork really are banking on getting a few players out of this team, so are Tipp, Limerick's need is less as their senior team are a lot younger demographic and they're on top of the pire.

Galway to do battle with Dublin in the same grade in the New year for some reason! Didn't get to see much of either game so can't comment.

Tipp going for 3 in a row of all Irelandís at the u21/20 level,broke cork hearts in the Munster final last year with them getting a goal to win with the last puck of the games,then destroyed them in the first 10 minutes of the all ireland

16 of last years squad available from last year with 4/5 going for 3 all Irelandís

Doubts persist over the management since bevans/Cahill left last year and they were lucky to get over Waterford

Galway Dublin is an interesting one,Galway will start as favorites with a team laden with lads with multiple minor  all Irelandís and Donal O Shea a rock solid freetaker but given the ground conditions in early Jan,I expect a powerful Dublin  outfit to give them buckets of it

Winners of Leinster and Munster play each other 9/10 in the final whether that goes ahead or not is in the lap of the gods
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