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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #165 on: November 20, 2020, 12:31:59 AM »
Even though the final last year was Tipp vs Kilkenny, I can't help feeling that Limerick were the best team in the country. They'll take some stopping this year.
They will indeed but I'll break into the confirmation money if Galway pull it off.  ;D
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #166 on: November 20, 2020, 08:16:31 AM »
Limerick lost 3 championship games in 2019

Hardly makes them the best team of 2019

They look to be a different proposition this year and winning the provincial crown gives them and KK an advantage this year which in other years would be a hindrance.

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #167 on: November 20, 2020, 09:48:42 AM »
Limerick lost 3 championship games in 2019

Hardly makes them the best team of 2019

They look to be a different proposition this year and winning the provincial crown gives them and KK an advantage this year which in other years would be a hindrance.

My money is on a Waterford v KK semi-final with Waterford coming out on top on a dry sod in Croke Park.

The other is Galway v Limerick and as TJ Ryan says, that one is like a deaf dog, hard to call but the eventual AI winner comes out of it.


Down in the CR final this weekend, after beating Offaly, they'll be hot favourites and that has never been something a Down team has been used to.

The Joe Mcdonagh final must be the following week, Antrim v either Kerry or Carlow with both duking it out for the chance to play in the final.

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #168 on: November 20, 2020, 05:57:44 PM »
Limerick lost 3 championship games in 2019

Hardly makes them the best team of 2019

They look to be a different proposition this year and winning the provincial crown gives them and KK an advantage this year which in other years would be a hindrance.

My money is on a Waterford v KK semi-final with Waterford coming out on top on a dry sod in Croke Park.

The other is Galway v Limerick and as TJ Ryan says, that one is like a deaf dog, hard to call but the eventual AI winner comes out of it.


Down in the CR final this weekend, after beating Offaly, they'll be hot favourites and that has never been something a Down team has been used to.

The Joe Mcdonagh final must be the following week, Antrim v either Kerry or Carlow with both duking it out for the chance to play in the final.

The Joe McDonagh final is the curtain raiser for the All Ireland final in December, I suspect it will be Antrim v Carlow but who knows. As for this weekend I am tipping Galway and for no good reason Clare. Given the quality of my tipping Waterford and Tipperary folk will be happy enough!

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #169 on: November 21, 2020, 01:42:39 PM »
Limerick lost 3 championship games in 2019

Hardly makes them the best team of 2019

They look to be a different proposition this year and winning the provincial crown gives them and KK an advantage this year which in other years would be a hindrance.

My money is on a Waterford v KK semi-final with Waterford coming out on top on a dry sod in Croke Park.

The other is Galway v Limerick and as TJ Ryan says, that one is like a deaf dog, hard to call but the eventual AI winner comes out of it.


Down in the CR final this weekend, after beating Offaly, they'll be hot favourites and that has never been something a Down team has been used to.

The Joe Mcdonagh final must be the following week, Antrim v either Kerry or Carlow with both duking it out for the chance to play in the final.

The Joe McDonagh final is the curtain raiser for the All Ireland final in December, I suspect it will be Antrim v Carlow but who knows. As for this weekend I am tipping Galway and for no good reason Clare. Given the quality of my tipping Waterford and Tipperary folk will be happy enough!

Tip v Galway looks like being another cliff hanger.

I don't see Clare winning unless Shane O Donnell has a big game. Tony Kelly can't do it all on his own every day.

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #170 on: November 21, 2020, 01:58:41 PM »
That was a very good first half and most importantly it had goals

Galway were the better team for most of it but they go in four points down

I think Tipperary just have the sweetness of execution, an economy, that Galway don't quite have

Tipp had seven or eight minutes of dominance towards the end of the half and boy did they make it count

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #171 on: November 21, 2020, 02:03:02 PM »
Galway’s insistence of a playing a sweeper in the first half might cost them..

Be an interesting second half if Galway change their tactics
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #172 on: November 21, 2020, 02:16:42 PM »
Limerick lost 3 championship games in 2019

Hardly makes them the best team of 2019

They look to be a different proposition this year and winning the provincial crown gives them and KK an advantage this year which in other years would be a hindrance.

My money is on a Waterford v KK semi-final with Waterford coming out on top on a dry sod in Croke Park.

The other is Galway v Limerick and as TJ Ryan says, that one is like a deaf dog, hard to call but the eventual AI winner comes out of it.


Down in the CR final this weekend, after beating Offaly, they'll be hot favourites and that has never been something a Down team has been used to.

The Joe Mcdonagh final must be the following week, Antrim v either Kerry or Carlow with both duking it out for the chance to play in the final.


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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #173 on: November 21, 2020, 02:18:50 PM »
There's a subtle but significant breeze favouring Galway now

Three points in a row now and they're looking a lot better than they were three minutes ago

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #174 on: November 21, 2020, 02:30:53 PM »
Down to 2.
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #175 on: November 21, 2020, 02:33:15 PM »
Yellow for Barrett - that's two yellows. 

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #176 on: November 21, 2020, 02:37:58 PM »
I wondered why the capital letters then realised it was copy paste...

These two always have real tight games.

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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #177 on: November 21, 2020, 02:56:08 PM »
Tipp need to rebuild .

They had a bad 2018, won a lucky all Ireland last year with the cats taking out Limerick and now this.
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #178 on: November 21, 2020, 03:00:47 PM »
The hurling semis are not unlike the football semis. The top 2 play in 1. The final may be uneven.
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Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« Reply #179 on: November 21, 2020, 03:13:20 PM »
Galway v Tipp is the best rivalry in hurling

Fantastic game for entertainment - but I don't think it was quite at Limerick's level

Galway really kept the head for the goal, just worked it around the houses and found the free man on the far side

Adrian Tuohy did what Eoghan McLaughlin did last week, he had to do it but it's hard to believe that what Cathal Barrett did was more worthy of being put off the field than what Tuohy did