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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2018, 07:52:08 PM »
Offaly giving a rousing show v Galway against the wind but a goal just before half time hurts. 2-9 to 1-7 to the All Ireland Champions at the break.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2018, 08:07:05 PM »
I can't believe Galway scored 2 goals
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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2018, 08:35:20 PM »
They didnít. They scored 5. 5-18 to 2-15. A decent Offaly performance for 60 minutes or so but Galway goals were hammer blows and came too easy. Offaly keeper made some good saves too. Still not a terrible start for Offaly and at least they had a go. Survive Kilkenny next week with morale intact and give Wexford and Dublin a right lash.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2018, 08:53:02 PM »
They didnít. They scored 5. 5-18 to 2-15. A decent Offaly performance for 60 minutes or so but Galway goals were hammer blows and came too easy. Offaly keeper made some good saves too. Still not a terrible start for Offaly and at least they had a go. Survive Kilkenny next week with morale intact and give Wexford and Dublin a right lash.
Last year it was 33 points to 1-11 so the goals are a big development. I think they only scored 2 in last year's championship.

Offaly should give the next few matches a good lash. Kevin Martin seems to be doing good work.
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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2018, 11:59:22 PM »
Offaly are doing their bit at underage level and hopefully this will come through over the next few years.
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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2018, 10:39:27 AM »
Dubs come up short against a misfiring KK.

Gilroy's charges gave it a right good rattle, but not scoring for large parts of the second half took its toll.
Thought the final Kilkenny goal was harsh on the dubs corner back as it looked like he was fouled just before being dispossessed.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2018, 12:24:22 PM »
Dubs come up short against a misfiring KK.

Gilroy's charges gave it a right good rattle, but not scoring for large parts of the second half took its toll.
Thought the final Kilkenny goal was harsh on the dubs corner back as it looked like he was fouled just before being dispossessed.

He was fouled surely, refs seem to be very guarded when giving free against KK. Numerous times in the game he gave frees to KK which were debatable.

Any way as you say they ran out of steam and scoring power just at the wrong time. The three missed frees (unheard of at this level) really came back to bite them.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2018, 01:28:15 PM »
Brian Cody is leading a charmed life.
He just about got away with leaving out Colin Fennelly and Paul Murphy.

Joey Holden must be the worst player to ever tog out for the black and amber shites.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2018, 01:53:43 PM »
Brian Cody is leading a charmed life.
He just about got away with leaving out Colin Fennelly and Paul Murphy.

Joey Holden must be the worst player to ever tog out for the black and amber shites.

He has seriously gone backwards since his introduction to the team, yesterday he stood out as a weak link, cant see him surviving much further into the summer if his form doesnt pick up.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2018, 07:42:31 PM »
How many steps was Liam Rushe allowed to take for the Dublin goals?
The game is becoming a mess to referee.


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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2018, 11:28:40 PM »
How many steps was Liam Rushe allowed to take for the Dublin goals?
The game is becoming a mess to referee.
he took a lot
walter gets away with a lot of steps as well

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2018, 10:22:08 AM »
How many steps was Liam Rushe allowed to take for the Dublin goals?
The game is becoming a mess to referee.

Initially it looked like the referee was going to call out the pulling and dragging and was awarding frees for it, but as the game wore on the ref reverted to type and then allowed the arm across "tackle" and the odd spurious hit.
Overcarrying is linked to pulling and dragging and both need refereed consistently to bring the tackle back to some semblance of normality.

Maybe the crowd moaning everytime he blew for a free had an affect on him, but Wille Barretts words the other day haven't made it onto the field of play as yet.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2018, 10:23:10 AM »
Brian Cody is leading a charmed life.
He just about got away with leaving out Colin Fennelly and Paul Murphy.

Joey Holden must be the worst player to ever tog out for the black and amber shites.

He has seriously gone backwards since his introduction to the team, yesterday he stood out as a weak link, cant see him surviving much further into the summer if his form doesnt pick up.

Roll lifting when out on his own and missing it, don't see that much at intercounty level.

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Re: Hurling championship 2018
« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2018, 09:54:47 PM »
How many steps was Liam Rushe allowed to take for the Dublin goals?
The game is becoming a mess to referee.

Initially it looked like the referee was going to call out the pulling and dragging and was awarding frees for it, but as the game wore on the ref reverted to type and then allowed the arm across "tackle" and the odd spurious hit.
Overcarrying is linked to pulling and dragging and both need refereed consistently to bring the tackle back to some semblance of normality.

Maybe the crowd moaning everytime he blew for a free had an affect on him, but Wille Barretts words the other day haven't made it onto the field of play as yet.
Good to see someone talking sense and not blinded by the usual ' manly game' sh1te talk from certain hurling folk