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johnnycool

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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #30 on: September 10, 2018, 10:13:11 AM »
Whether it was post injury but Mcinerney was cleaned today

He did well when in the vicinity of the ball, but Limerick had a smart enough gameplan to avoid him with Hayes drifting out in and around the midfield area.

Joe on the other hand did very little other than dead balls. Wasn't fit IMO.

In my opinion Galway made  a cardinal error by stating an all ireland with an unfit centre back and centre forward. Witness the havoc caused by Hannon in the first half and Hayes in the second allied of course to the diminished performance of both McInerney and Canning. A double double belt to Galway if you like.

I get your point and maybe like Cody starting Shefflin when it was obvious the leg was hanging off him O'Donoghue succumbed to internal pressures to start the big names as he'd no confidence in his bench which I've already said before.
Some of those U21's need game time in March.

What are you saying here exactly?

I'm saying that he probably knew they both weren't fully fit (as with Daithi Burke in the semifinal) but felt the need to play them and hope for the best.

It didn't work for him but Galway weren't a million miles away.
The succumbing to internal pressure part is what I was asking. Think O'Donoghue is his own man.

I'm not saying he isn't but he knew full well they weren't fully fit, but still played them as options were limited.

Cody probably took Shefflin at his word even though he also knew he wasn't fit.

Big call to make, leaving your star man off.

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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #31 on: September 10, 2018, 12:28:43 PM »
Donoghue possibly his own man but his huge weakness is actual game time responses.

has team prepared, drilled etc to the nines but needs someone to read the game. Like that was a 1 point hammering, Limerick deserved possibly a 10 point margin to reflect their superiority but Galway bench was frozen rigid

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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #32 on: September 10, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
Donoghue possibly his own man but his huge weakness is actual game time responses.

has team prepared, drilled etc to the nines but needs someone to read the game. Like that was a 1 point hammering, Limerick deserved possibly a 10 point margin to reflect their superiority but Galway bench was frozen rigid

Easy to be frozen rigid when you look behind you and you don't see any game changers to spring!

He went with the usual suspects and there was no kick from them.

Contrast that with Limerick and their subs.

This is also an issue with Cork and Tipp IMO, strong enough 15 on the field, but when someone has an off day the replacements aren't there.

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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #33 on: September 10, 2018, 01:04:15 PM »
its been a feature of Donoghue throughout his career.

when winning nobody blamed the bench in 2017.

the more obvious injured player who was started and cleaned was hanbury

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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2018, 04:10:57 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/revealed-limerick-lead-the-way-with-15-allstar-nominations-as-two-tribesmen-are-shortlisted-for-top-gong-37311032.html


The Hurler of the Year award, which will be voted on by inter-county players, is also likely to go the wire. Joe Canning is nominated with team-mate Pádraic Mannion and Limerick's Cian Lynch.
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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2018, 08:10:12 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/revealed-limerick-lead-the-way-with-15-allstar-nominations-as-two-tribesmen-are-shortlisted-for-top-gong-37311032.html


The Hurler of the Year award, which will be voted on by inter-county players, is also likely to go the wire. Joe Canning is nominated with team-mate Pádraic Mannion and Limerick's Cian Lynch.
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Re: hurler of the year so far anyone?
« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2018, 08:26:39 PM »
Limerick never won one. The rule seems to be that it goes to the all Ireland winner, unless someone from Waterford is in contention.

 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_Stars_Hurler_of_the_Year#Winners_by_county

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