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« Reply #39735 on: January 06, 2020, 10:42:33 AM »
yeah he raked his studs down his leg at one stage as well but the KK lad never retaliated once, in fact none of them did. they are a well drilled unit and you can see that in them.

Cormac O'Doherty was very quiet the whole game. i was expecting him to show up well but other than frees he didnt have an impact on the game. Rodgers was fantastic and i thought Cassidy in the corner had a good game. Over all Sneill will be happy and disappointed with the result and will feel they have it in them to get into a final.

That depends on the football as well as they are prob good to win it this year after last years disappointment.

I watched it on TV, Cormac was unreal, unbelievable amount of dirty ball dug out by him and recycled through the whole game.

well im maybe doing him a disservice, he did get onto a lot of dirty ball and recycle it throughout the hour. i think hes a brilliant hurler and him and TJ's free taking contest was a joy to watch
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« Reply #39736 on: January 06, 2020, 10:47:57 AM »
I did have to laugh when Rodgers pointed in the first half and TJ Reid happened to run past him so Rodgers roared in his face. He did look a bit surprised ;D

Some effort from Slaughtneil all the same.. I see Brendan Maher's point seems to have gone viral on social media. I didn't really see much of either game but hoping for a tight final. Maher is some leader - almost hope for him they win but it's KK and Tipp teams so not too bothered who wins.

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« Reply #39737 on: January 06, 2020, 10:51:01 AM »
I did have to laugh when Rodgers pointed in the first half and TJ Reid happened to run past him so Rodgers roared in his face. He did look a bit surprised ;D

Some effort from Slaughtneil all the same.. I see Brendan Maher's point seems to have gone viral on social media. I didn't really see much of either game but hoping for a tight final. Maher is some leader - almost hope for him they win but it's KK and Tipp teams so not too bothered who wins.

It's a long, long time since a Tipp team have gotten into the senior club final let alone win it, could well be the early 90's IIRC.


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« Reply #39738 on: January 06, 2020, 10:56:02 AM »
Borris-Ileigh were the last Tipp team to win it in 87 which is unreal to think of when you consider how strong their county team has been. Toomevara were the last team in a final in 1994
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« Reply #39739 on: January 06, 2020, 11:15:25 AM »
You look at how many county boys Thurles has and this team don't seem to have many at all. It looks like one starter? (maybe two)

Thurles should have done so much better over the years. So should Ballygunner. Possibly a munster club team thing though as bar Newtownshandrum (spelling) there maybe haven't been that many that successful in the past long time.

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« Reply #39740 on: January 06, 2020, 11:32:57 AM »
Of course I forgot about Na Piarsiagh...

Munster teams not that successful in the AI though considering the strength of hurling there and how many Liam McCarthy's they have.

Looking at the records they won nearly every one in the 70s.


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« Reply #39741 on: January 06, 2020, 11:34:39 AM »
Whats the craic with that McKaigue fella in midfield? Any time he won a free or simply struck a ball without being hooked he was cheering and tensing in the Ballyhale lads faces? Seemed like it was in Sneill plan to get in Ballyhales faces and force them into discipline mistakes which didn't ever seem like it was going to happen. 

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« Reply #39742 on: January 06, 2020, 11:36:32 AM »
The throwing away of the sticks was childish, but regardless of that (I've seen it in plenty games up here) S'Neil were a puck of the ball away from winning this game up, until Fennelly who basically bulldozed his way in for two cracking goals (they were hanging off him!). Now no one had given S'neil a chance to be within 12 points of this Ballyhale team.

 I thought Ballyhale last day out were struggling to get away from the Carlow team in the final, but they have quality throughout the pitch and never panic and that's what gets them over the line, as for the later game, well what can you say about Maher, he's outstanding, his ability to get on the ball in all areas of the pitch is awesome.

As DR says the next Antrim champions to come up against S'neil will be up against it from the start, teams have to be able to play the sweeper system better, it was keeping S'neil in the game but they needed to break away from it with about 10 minutes to go to give it a go, and have a chance of winning.

Anything I post is not the view of the County Board!! Nobody died in the making of this post ;-)

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« Reply #39743 on: January 06, 2020, 11:41:24 AM »
Fennelly is as strong a player as is about. He does the same in county hurling too unless teams get a few boys round him to bottle him up.

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« Reply #39744 on: January 06, 2020, 11:43:41 AM »
Fennelly is as strong a player as is about. He does the same in county hurling too unless teams get a few boys round him to bottle him up.

His touch wasn't that great last year at IC and allowed teams to get the required flicks and so in to prevent him gaining possession but that looked a lot better yesterday.

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« Reply #39745 on: January 06, 2020, 11:47:51 AM »
His goal in the final last year was one of the best I've ever seen (the diving one) but yeah he wasn't quite as good I think you're right. He is a tough boy to watch. He won't score loads of points but when he gets the ball there's real danger unless you get him surrounded or dispossessed pretty sharpish.

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« Reply #39746 on: January 06, 2020, 11:57:27 AM »
Went down to match and was worth the trip. Wasnít a 5 point game and fennelly likes his extra steps. Having said that if someone is pulling at you then itís good ref work to let it go.
Sneil are for sure the best team in Ulster and itís great to have them there from an Antrim perspective.
If the Antrim champs can beat Sneil then they could be competitive in all Ireland matches.
Thought Joey Holden needs a mention, kept sniel 14 very quiet by attacking the ball and not the man
Over all a great game in the conditions and some great scores. Rogers goal the best score of the day

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« Reply #39747 on: January 06, 2020, 12:15:13 PM »
Any one else think that it was strange that SN were getting pulled up on their tackling style?
That is the way they have played and tackled all the way through their campaigns rightly or wrongly and yesterday was the first time that I have seen a ref consistently punish them for it.

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« Reply #39748 on: January 06, 2020, 02:04:34 PM »
Went down to match and was worth the trip. Wasnít a 5 point game and fennelly likes his extra steps. Having said that if someone is pulling at you then itís good ref work to let it go.
Sneil are for sure the best team in Ulster and itís great to have them there from an Antrim perspective.
If the Antrim champs can beat Sneil then they could be competitive in all Ireland matches.
Thought Joey Holden needs a mention, kept sniel 14 very quiet by attacking the ball and not the man
Over all a great game in the conditions and some great scores. Rogers goal the best score of the day

Holden was superb, as was the No.4 in beside him. no one panics on the ball ever and they can all pass it out with confidence.

i thought the ref had a great game and was consistent throughout the hour. He seemed to play the advantage rule to perfection and let it go when needed.

Rodgers goal was fantastic. what a score and it gave the game some finish
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« Reply #39749 on: January 10, 2020, 09:47:09 PM »
Whats the craic with that McKaigue fella in midfield? Any time he won a free or simply struck a ball without being hooked he was cheering and tensing in the Ballyhale lads faces? Seemed like it was in Sneill plan to get in Ballyhales faces and force them into discipline mistakes which didn't ever seem like it was going to happen.
Yes suppose Antrim hurling teams are well renowned for playing hurling and not slabbering and getting in each others faces. Slaughtneil knew they were outclassed in hurling ability and had to try other tactics to level playing field, surely nothing wrong with that?