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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 02:19:50 PM »
He may not, but Bubbles did SFA. You could have a Niall O'Meara in there as a lively ball winner instead. Not sure if Niall is back fit or not yet. He's had a horrible year with injuries.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 01:55:05 PM »
Break tackle but lay it off to the free man either beside you or low ball into a corner, problem being that the Tipp forwards are probably making the runs but by the time the ball comes in the defender is on top of him!

The options for the defenders were limited, some of that is due to Limerick, they seemed to have an extra man at times, hunting in pairs and sometimes there were 3 putting in the tackle..

Have Tipp anyone else to bring on? I'll not be backing them this Sunday (probably win now!)

How Hickey as you said AZ stayed on for as long as he did was a mystery, still a very good hurler, probably best on the halfback line

The Cork and Clare game seemed to be played at a higher tempo IMO, so it'll be a interesting game

Tipp have a relatively deep panel on paper, but it's not worth a shite if lads aren't playing. I'm not sure if Cathal Barrett is available, but if he is, I'd probably go something like

              Hogan

Flynn      Kennedy      Barrett

Heffernan B. Maher    P. Maher

         R. Maher    Billy McCarthy

Dan McCormack Bonnar Maher  Noel McGrath

John McGrath    Jason Forde    Seamie Callanan


You'd have Michael Breen as an option for Midfield/Half forward, Bubbles O'Dwyer for the full forward line, Sean Curran for half forward, Niall O'Meara for full forward line, James Barry for the backs.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 01:20:53 PM »
 An auld sidestep every now and then wouldn't go amiss.

re Hickey, yes, he's actually a liability for Limerick now, especially at full back.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Westmeath manager has stepped down??
« on: Today at 12:48:57 PM »
Ye f**kers can't even let us have our own managerial crisis without having one of yer own. It's like when one of your kids gets a bug, and the other one decides they feel sick so they can get spoiled too!

wind the neck in AZ. our crisis is much more real as the vast majority of the country would expect us to be st least challenging for the Super 8.

Feck off :) Challenging for the Super 8?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Westmeath manager has stepped down??
« on: Today at 12:34:23 PM »
Ye f**kers can't even let us have our own managerial crisis without having one of yer own. It's like when one of your kids gets a bug, and the other one decides they feel sick so they can get spoiled too!

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: Today at 12:09:36 PM »
Tipp v Cork is on next weekend. Tipp surely have to win this one. It should be a humdinger

In Thurles I presume.

The misfiring of the Tipp forwards is something to behold and without Callanan in top form the rest struggle to weigh in with their fair share of scores. Forde didn't set the world alight and only fed off a hopeful long ball into the heart of the Limerick defence.
Cork look to have tightened up a bit in defence, but Clare let them off the hook with some poor shooting and wayward passing. Speed is still their main strength in the forwards and that may cause Tipp problems but I'd expect Tipp to deny them the space they need.

The pressure is on Michael Ryan and he'll fill the team with the regulars to ensure it happens.
Tipp players always seem to want to take on their marker physically (especially the half backs) instead of just playing the ball out of defence
slow ball out is killing their forwards

That's a good observation. Paudie Maher especially, but Ronan as well, love the physical contact. They look for it. They like nothing better than a big catch, a bulldozer out and then a delivery. When Paudie is in full flow it is a powerful lift to a team in fairness. He just bullies opponents.

However he's not going well at the moment, and it was noticeable how many Limerick half forwards (big men themselves) were able to stop that initial burst out. Then panic stations set in and the scrappy handpassing or turnovers happened.

Cork won't have the same physicality, but they will have something that causes Tipp awful problems. Speed. Paudie, Ronan and Barry Heffernan are not fast, and if the likes of the Cork forwards start streaming down the middle, Cork will tear them asunder.

Tipps forwards have to win them this game, and I don't necessarily mean on the scoreboard. I mean in the way they will have to work to disrupt delivery to the Cork forwards. It was painful watching how much time Limerick half backs had to survey the field and play dangerous balls into Gillane or Mulcahy. Tipps backs didn't have a chance. And if Limerick were a top team like Galway, that would have been a 10-15 point defeat.

Tipperary need to find fire and intensity and workrate to go with their undoubted skill. The forwards have to work hard when they don't have the ball, hooking and blocking and harrying. They have to be prepared to win the odd ruck, or the odd high ball. The backs and midfield need to start varying the delivery. In the first half against Limerick, they did play the corners, and John McGrath and Jason Forde won ball and won frees. In the second half, they reverted to long bombs which can cause panic right enough, but if you do it every time, it loses it's effectiveness.

A major rethink, and gut check, is needed. If either fail, Cork will beat them. I wasn't surprised Limerick and Cork won last weekend, I think I said it here, and next weekend it's hard to see past Cork, but I just think there might be a reaction from Tipp, and Cork with the 2 points might not be as desperate.

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General discussion / Re: TV Show recommendations
« on: Today at 11:21:41 AM »
Anyone watching/watched Longmire?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:51:08 AM »
Whatever about playing next weekend, I find it incredible that nobody has said 'Why not play it with the hurling on Sunday?'. Semple will have to be opened two days in a row. There'll be Cork fans and Tipp fans there 2 days in a row. (Maybe not the same fans, but fans from those counties).  Both games are run under the auspices of the Munster Council. It just seems to make so much sense to have the Minor Hurling at 12, the Senior Hurling at 2, and the Senior Football at 4. I just don't get it.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 21, 2018, 09:25:11 AM »
To be fair, it is an acquired taste. The sight of 9 or 10 lads facing each other around the 65 metre line is a bit depressing looking, especially when they recycle possession by going backwards, even to the goalkeeper a good bit of the time. There's not much cut and thrust to it as they probe, trying to set up the launch point for the man coming at speed.

Still, it's not rubbish, it's just different. It's rubbish when it's done badly, but it's hard to complain about it when you have a scoreline like yesterday, there was obviously a lot of decent attacking going on. It's just a bit 'slow-slow-quick-quick-slow' for some people.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: 2018 Joe McDonagh Cup
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:43:20 PM »
Shane Stapleton @ShaneSaint
Tipp will be hoping Kerry don't win the Joe McDonagh

You'd see a miraculous change in the rules then.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 20, 2018, 08:42:22 PM »
Tipps best players are getting on a bit! Clare are a strange team, so much about them but underperform

Tipps best players should be in their prime, 27 or 28. It's a very poor start from them, no intensity at all. They'll need it next week.

Well they havenít turned up much lately! They lacked pace intensity and desire!

Yep.  They think they can turn it on and off. They should have learned by now.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2018
« on: May 20, 2018, 06:27:04 PM »
Tipps best players are getting on a bit! Clare are a strange team, so much about them but underperform

Tipps best players should be in their prime, 27 or 28. It's a very poor start from them, no intensity at all. They'll need it next week.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Attendances
« on: May 20, 2018, 05:46:45 PM »
15,029 at Healy Park
24,490 at Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
20,400 and something in the Gaelic Grounds.

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General discussion / Re: Eighth Amendment poll
« on: May 20, 2018, 10:11:45 AM »
Lads, is there any need for the language? Youíd swear some of your autocorrects insert f**ks and insults into sentences. I know people who seemingly canít speak a sentence without a curse in it, but being unable to type without one is strange.

Anyway I think some people are reading something into Syfís post that isnít there. Of course every prospective parent hopes their child will be born healthy and strong. Itís crazy to suggest they donít. However he is not saying that they wish to swap their children or anything like that. Once the issue is uncovered and the baby is born, those children are loved and cherished as much as a healthy baby. Of course they are.

So I donít think he is saying the parents of children with problems wish they were never born, or anything like that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Munster Football Championships 2018
« on: May 19, 2018, 09:24:15 PM »
Final scores:

Tipperary 0-20 Waterford 0-9
Clare 1-23 Limerick 0-14


Semi-finals:

Kerry v Clare in Killarney, Sunday 3 June at 3:30pm
Cork v Tipperary in Thurles, Saturday 26 May at 7pm.

Final on Saturday, 23 June at 7pm

Why is the Cork game not part of a double header?  What am I missing?  Tipp v Cork in both. Both games fixed for Thurles..... am I completely off Base here?

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