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Hurling tekkers
« on: May 09, 2017, 07:01:28 PM »
Exhibit A - John Troy.
He should have copyrighted the term 'wristy hurler'.

https://www.facebook.com/mauricewalshphotography/videos/1271633059624289/

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2017, 08:26:46 PM »
An amazingly skilful hurler from the pre Cody era. Which was much more interesting. Offaly had some great players back in the day.
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2017, 09:52:33 PM »
Different class.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2017, 11:48:43 PM »
Another reminder of how much hurling has evolved into a collision sport.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2017, 12:59:26 AM »
That offaly team were superb. They would have had complete dominance if they had had the type of training/application as the Clare team of that time.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2017, 01:06:32 PM »
Exhibit B. Gerry McInerneys white boots. That was the man that brought glamour to the championship!!
Warning. Don't try this at home unless in the company of a responsible adult

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2017, 05:05:55 PM »
Offaly v Cork in 2000 is the best game of hurling I've ever seen live

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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2017, 03:44:47 PM »
Brilliant video. Hurling has changed a lot in last 15 years to a more physical, possession based game so good to see a real hurling artist in action who had the skills and the brain. A real wristy hurler as Cyril Farrell would say.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2017, 04:27:59 PM »
Offaly v Cork in 2000 is the best game of hurling I've ever seen live
Ironically a game Troy missed out on due to being exiled from the panel for a couple of weeks.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 10:30:34 PM »
Troy lost the 1995 AI final for Offaly

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 10:32:40 PM »
The goalie Hughes did, but I know what you mean. John always had a bit of a rebellious streak in him.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2017, 08:21:16 AM »
Troy lost the 1995 AI final for Offaly
How so?

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2017, 12:57:59 PM »
I like Jackie Tyrrell's Twitter description

https://twitter.com/mrjackietee
Coffee addict, Music&Fashion Admirer, NFL enthusiast & 1-sided @VillageGAA hurler @OpelIreland Littlewoods IRL Ambassador

Also Joey Holden's
https://twitter.com/joeyholden02
high quality teacher in KCVS, average quality hurler in defence, low quality farmer hiding in town......
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #13 on: July 26, 2017, 10:12:57 AM »
One memory I have of him was in 1998 I think when Offaly derailed Wexford going for 3 in a row in Leinster. The goal he scored at the death kinda robbed Wexford. I was behind the goal he scored into (Canal I think) and very few people knew what had happened. The ball broke outside the square and he had it whipped to the net out of nothing.

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Re: Hurling tekkers
« Reply #14 on: July 26, 2017, 10:21:14 AM »
Troy had unreal wrists. I've never forgiven him for breaking a hurl off my leg in an U14 final v Lusmagh when I was only 12!