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« Reply #180 on: January 26, 2018, 11:06:24 AM »
Galway solved their 3 and 6 problem and haven't looked back. If both can reach those same standards they'll be about at the business end of the year again.

Clare think they've solved their 3 and 6 problem but only the summer months will tell if Conor Cleary and David McInerney are the reincarnations of Lohan and Seany Mac respectively,

Tipp still may have questions over 3, Barry had a poor enough year last year, but had a good semi-final, Ronan Maher in a similar position as he didn't show the same dynamism.

Waterford have a 3, 6 and a false 3 in DeBurca which won't be enough to get them over the line as they're left a man short in the forwards.
Wexford are similar to Waterford in their format, but lacking the same quality at present. A few years behind in their development.

Cork in Cahalane and Joyce are steady if unspectacular. Cahalane is weak under a high ball IMO and Eoin Cadogan isn't the answer. I like Joyce though. Think they rode their luck last year and may struggle this year.

Dublin have a good bit of rebuilding to do, but in Rushe they've a very fine hurler and if he sticks to playing centre back and not trying to doing everything then he's the rock for the rest to work around. Needs more discipline in his game. Pete Kelly was able to give Callanan as good a game as any fullback a few years back. Whether he can hit those heights again is another thing. This year is a fact finding mission for Gilroy/Cunningham until they can find a settled team of the correct standards.


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« Reply #181 on: January 27, 2018, 09:11:39 PM »
Cork beat them tonight
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« Reply #182 on: February 04, 2018, 07:12:10 PM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0204/938262-kilkenny-rally-but-fall-short-against-profligate-clare/

Clare had looked winners from a long way out but still struggled to get over the line and claim their second win against hard going Kilkenny in this engrossing National Hurling League game in Nowlan Park today.
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« Reply #183 on: February 05, 2018, 09:34:40 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0204/938262-kilkenny-rally-but-fall-short-against-profligate-clare/

Clare had looked winners from a long way out but still struggled to get over the line and claim their second win against hard going Kilkenny in this engrossing National Hurling League game in Nowlan Park today.

Clare hit some bad wides midway through the first half to keep Kilkenny interested till the end.

Clare need to get that killer instinct and keep the hammer down when chances arrive. it may be their undoing again.

Kilkenny showed a bit of spirit to get the crowd going but you'd wonder if the class is still there to get them to the top again.
Richie Leahy looks as he could do something in the summer, but you still get the impression that Cody will be relying on the few old guard left to do the heavy lifting.

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« Reply #184 on: February 05, 2018, 09:38:45 AM »
https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0204/938262-kilkenny-rally-but-fall-short-against-profligate-clare/

Clare had looked winners from a long way out but still struggled to get over the line and claim their second win against hard going Kilkenny in this engrossing National Hurling League game in Nowlan Park today.

Clare hit some bad wides midway through the first half to keep Kilkenny interested till the end.

Clare need to get that killer instinct and keep the hammer down when chances arrive. it may be their undoing again.

Kilkenny showed a bit of spirit to get the crowd going but you'd wonder if the class is still there to get them to the top again.
Richie Leahy looks as he could do something in the summer, but you still get the impression that Cody will be relying on the few old guard left to do the heavy lifting.
Kilkenny would be better off in 1B.
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« Reply #186 on: March 01, 2018, 02:14:35 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/DuignanMichael/status/965654680100536320/photo/1

Can't see it this year all the same with Tipp, Galway and Waterford (come the summer) ahead of them and the likes of Wexford, Clare, Cork and Limerick able to give them a beating and no one being surprised about it.

Cody has gotten the work rate up and all that, but you just can't see the quality in some of those young fellas just yet.

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« Reply #187 on: March 01, 2018, 02:21:24 PM »
https://mobile.twitter.com/DuignanMichael/status/965654680100536320/photo/1

Can't see it this year all the same with Tipp, Galway and Waterford (come the summer) ahead of them and the likes of Wexford, Clare, Cork and Limerick able to give them a beating and no one being surprised about it.

Cody has gotten the work rate up and all that, but you just can't see the quality in so me of those young fellas just yet.
They don't have the backs in the key positions.
He went to the well too often with the legends.

Real Madrid are doing exactly the same with Ronaldo and Modric
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« Reply #188 on: March 10, 2018, 08:54:05 AM »
Rte :

A fourth successive win for Wexford over their historically intimidating neighbours will guarantee them top spot in Division 1A
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« Reply #189 on: March 12, 2018, 06:46:36 PM »
Rte :

A fourth successive win for Wexford over their historically intimidating neighbours will guarantee them top spot in Division 1A
how did that go for them  :o

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« Reply #190 on: March 12, 2018, 07:16:09 PM »
Rte :

A fourth successive win for Wexford over their historically intimidating neighbours will guarantee them top spot in Division 1A
how did that go for them  :o
3 out of 4 is still shocking  And its better than 2 out of 3 which ain't bad. 
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« Reply #191 on: March 13, 2018, 09:50:19 AM »
Rte :

A fourth successive win for Wexford over their historically intimidating neighbours will guarantee them top spot in Division 1A
how did that go for them  :o
3 out of 4 is still shocking  And its better than 2 out of 3 which ain't bad.
The bigger question is who's got the bigger kick come the summer.

Davy has a habit of peaking teams early, Kilkenny never really put much effort into the league but you get the impression that this year Cody was under more pressure and they did.

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« Reply #192 on: March 13, 2018, 12:12:41 PM »
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A fourth successive win for Wexford over their historically intimidating neighbours will guarantee them top spot in Division 1A
how did that go for them  :o
3 out of 4 is still shocking  And its better than 2 out of 3 which ain't bad.
The bigger question is who's got the bigger kick come the summer.

Davy has a habit of peaking teams early, Kilkenny never really put much effort into the league but you get the impression that this year Cody was under more pressure and they did.
When the cats are away the mice will play
KK are missing cat#3 and cat#6
This goal at 4.42 wouldn't have happened a few years ago. Wexford wouldn't have dared.
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LgoPvOQPdfQ

Wexford probably have a more stable team as well. I think KK need more time.
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« Reply #193 on: April 01, 2018, 06:18:55 PM »
Is richie hogan retired? Haven't seen him about this year but didn't hear anything and didn't think he was old enough.

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« Reply #194 on: April 02, 2018, 08:20:16 AM »
He hasn't retired but has had a lot of injury problems. They didn't miss him today. It's back to a Kilkenny Tipperary final again.