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The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« on: January 23, 2018, 05:06:20 PM »
A big year ahead of us. To kick off us here is a preview show for the 2018 Allianz Hurling League featuring John Meyler live from Croke Park. The show also features Derek McGrath and Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGPMC_ygY4k

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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2018, 05:51:19 PM »
A big year ahead of us. To kick off us here is a preview show for the 2018 Allianz Hurling League featuring John Meyler live from Croke Park. The show also features Derek McGrath and Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGPMC_ygY4k
Good stuff. This year will be a bit different.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2018, 01:48:31 PM »
Offaly against Dublin in Croke Park should a good game to launch the  2018 leagues with.
With Dublin very much experimenting, I'd be expecting Offaly to give them a good rattle.

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2018, 02:52:06 PM »
Offaly against Dublin in Croke Park should a good game to launch the  2018 leagues with.
With Dublin very much experimenting, I'd be expecting Offaly to give them a good rattle.

Would love to see Offaly win it.

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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2018, 03:34:02 PM »
Offaly against Dublin in Croke Park should a good game to launch the  2018 leagues with.
With Dublin very much experimenting, I'd be expecting Offaly to give them a good rattle.

Would love to see Offaly win it.
So would I. 🙏🙏🙏
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2018, 03:34:24 PM »
Division 1b is perfect for Galway. Easy to blood a few new players.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2018, 03:35:30 PM »
Offaly against Dublin in Croke Park should a good game to launch the  2018 leagues with.
With Dublin very much experimenting, I'd be expecting Offaly to give them a good rattle.

Would love to see Offaly win it.
So would I. 🙏🙏🙏
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I would love to see Offaly back in the big time and KK fighting for scraps for at least a decade.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 26, 2018, 03:46:54 PM »
Offaly against Dublin in Croke Park should a good game to launch the  2018 leagues with.
With Dublin very much experimenting, I'd be expecting Offaly to give them a good rattle.

Would love to see Offaly win it.
So would I. 🙏🙏🙏
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I would love to see Offaly back in the big time and KK fighting for scraps for at least a decade.

Iíd take competitiveness for a few years. We need to get underage right fist.
Thereís some good lads in with them, most notably Eunan Martin (son of Damien, former Offaly keeper, Eunan himself was on the Offaly panel circa 98-00) over the minors (u17s)
He won a Celtic Challenge two years ago, albeit we were playing some counties that were split, such as KK, WX, LK, WD, T, D, C,G. Not sure about Clare. Laois were all one, as were every other county.

They beat South KK in that final in 2016.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 05:37:39 PM »
Some scrappy play in Dubs, Offaly game but some very good scoring. Currams with the standout long ranger, great goal from Dublin, Bergin with 6 first half points as Offaly have a handy lead at half time.

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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 27, 2018, 07:44:40 PM »
Great win for Offaly. A good size team, and some nice skillful touches too. Dublin were raw and off the pace, but that's the first green shoots we've had in a while.

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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2018, 09:01:22 PM »
Michael Duignan@DuignanMichael

I know it's only January, I know it's only the league, I know Dublin hadn't a full team, I know, I know, I know.....but I still have tears in my eyes. Kevin Martin is a man and his team played like men.

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« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 09:12:24 PM »
Michael Duignan@DuignanMichael

I know it's only January, I know it's only the league, I know Dublin hadn't a full team, I know, I know, I know.....but I still have tears in my eyes. Kevin Martin is a man and his team played like men.

He did later tweet that heíd a few pints in him.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2018, 08:47:04 PM »
It is great to see Antrim in D 1B.
They played very well on Sunday.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2018, 10:56:26 AM »
It is great to see Antrim in D 1B.
They played very well on Sunday.

Great performance, Galway had to spring three players with all Ireland medals and fresh legs to get over the line. I know Galway havenít been training much and the will be a different animal on down the line but I canít remember ever us  coming out of Salthill being only 3 points down.
Hope they can carry the momentum into Dublin game on Sunday.
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Re: The 2018 National Hurling Leagues Discussion Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2018, 03:26:17 PM »
We have Galway on Sat night and I'm sure the game last week has given the Laois lads a boost. On the other hand it also gave Galway a kick in the arse. Laois have a long injury list at the minute so I cannot see us coming within 3 points of Galwaybut would be quite happy to beat the bookies hanicap of 12 points.

The game against Antrim is the big one for us in two weeks time although the likelihood is we'll both meet again in the relegation decider.
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