Author Topic: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018  (Read 16217 times)

redsetanta

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Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« Reply #165 on: February 19, 2018, 04:31:33 PM »
GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week

1: Donal Tuohy (Clare)

2: Adrian Tuohey (Galway) 3: Leigh Bergin (Laois) 4: Ben Conneely (Offaly)

5: Seadna Morey (Clare) 6: Padraic Maher (Tipperary) 7: Mikey O'Malley (Clare)

8: Lee Chin (Wexford) 9: Damien Casey (Tyrone)

10: Martin Keoghan (Kilkenny) 11: Daniel Glynn (Roscommon) 12: TJ Reid (Kilkenny)

13: Cathal Mannion (Galway) 14: Ross King (Laois) 15: Jason Forde (Tipperary)
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Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« Reply #166 on: February 19, 2018, 04:53:01 PM »
Howdy! Long time reader, first time poster (and never ever one for aliases as you can see).

Just a quick line if it's of any interest to ye to say I was also up at Galway v Offaly on Sunday afternoon - and despite the scoreline I was actually impressed with the Offaly backs. Should make for a very tough game this weekend. Joe Cooney was the only Galway forward that really won his battle, until he got injured and had to come off.

Galway don't look out of first gear yet in the league, and sure they really don't have to be. But in saying that Ben Conneely and David O'Toole both had stints on Conor Whelan and were impressive. Also, Joe Bergin and Shane Dooley only came off the bench late in the second half for Offaly, and could be deployed earlier v Laois. On the whole Laois played better v Galway, but there's plenty there for Offaly to add this weekend. 

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Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« Reply #167 on: February 20, 2018, 01:13:30 PM »
Early throw in might affect the Laois start I hope Kelly has them well prepared to lash into these Offaly feckers....

Offaly will be very much up for this knowing they must win ...because its at home because its Laois and most of all to ram it down Kellys throat...
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Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« Reply #168 on: February 20, 2018, 03:09:07 PM »
They wanted to lash it to Kelly last year but we still beat them. They will be up for it for sure and it will be a physical battle which I hope Laois don't get dragged into niggly stuff as I feel it would affect us more than Offaly. Probably see a few cards and wouldn't be surprised if a couple were red. Offaly are big and physical but we haven't been afraid to go at teams this year and we have skillful forwards who if they click on the day can do damage.
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Re: National Hurling Legue 1B 2018
« Reply #169 on: Today at 03:26:28 AM »
This is a bigger game for Offaly than it is for Laois. They really need to win this one for a number of reasons. I think they will go all out to win by picking their best team and try to control the game. We will need a massive intensity (similar to Galway game). We need to try and match them physically and set the tone for the game early on. They have huge forwards and we don't have huge backs so we might be under a bit of pressure there. We will need big games from lads all over the field. It is definitely winnable for Laois and it would give us a massive boost for the rest of the year. If we lose I don't think its the end of the world for this team. We will have another chance against Dublin to get out of a relegation match.