AI Hurling Championship 2024

Started by johnnycool, April 19, 2024, 11:29:19 AM

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marty34

Quote from: johnnycool on May 20, 2024, 04:23:43 PM
Quote from: imtommygunn on May 20, 2024, 10:41:53 AMDavy and Lohan have a very unhealthy relationship. I expect it's the same for a good few of them. I don't know the full ins and outs but a lot of stuff there with his da etc.

If you ever get a chance there used to be a thread on Clare hurlers on how Brian Lohan got the job. He wasn't even interviewed for the job even though he'd expressed an interest in going for it and it was going to another (highly regarded coach all the same) lad known to be friendly with Davy and his Da only for a delegate to complain about how Brian was treated and then some other delegates rowed in behind and lo and behold he got appointed.

Some of the goings on in the Clare CB would take some beating, and in his first year Lohan had to put his hand into his own pocket for a lot of stuff for the panel of players before a separate organisation or supporters club got together to finance them and the centre of excellence...



Yeah, Lohan has to pay for a meal with his own credit/bank card.

johnnycool

Tipp pick up the Munster minor title with a good win over Clare last night, they're also in the U20 final on friday evening playing Cork, something positive in a very dark week for Tipp GAA.


Captain Obvious

The young Offaly fans are mad to get on the field to celebrate.

Muck Savage

Quote from: Captain Obvious on May 22, 2024, 08:51:05 PMThe young Offaly fans are mad to get on the field to celebrate.

Got a replay in '98, could have cost a win tonight. Thankfully it didn't. Great win

johnnycool

Quote from: Muck Savage on May 22, 2024, 10:49:04 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on May 22, 2024, 08:51:05 PMThe young Offaly fans are mad to get on the field to celebrate.

Got a replay in '98, could have cost a win tonight. Thankfully it didn't. Great win

Was there ordinary time still to be played?

I suspect the Leinster council, nor the Portlaoise officials expected such a crowd and were short on stewards.


marty34

Quote from: johnnycool on May 23, 2024, 10:44:15 AM
Quote from: Muck Savage on May 22, 2024, 10:49:04 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on May 22, 2024, 08:51:05 PMThe young Offaly fans are mad to get on the field to celebrate.

Got a replay in '98, could have cost a win tonight. Thankfully it didn't. Great win

Was there ordinary time still to be played?

I suspect the Leinster council, nor the Portlaoise officials expected such a crowd and were short on stewards.



They'd have known from all the tickets sold on-line.

Huge Offaly crowds follow their U20 teams. O'Moore Park next door to Offaly basically.

Screeny is some operator. Class act.

johnnycool


marty34

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Quote from: johnnycool on May 23, 2024, 03:57:54 PMCork Echo doing the sums.










Basically KK through whatever happens but a real battle for the other two spots.

Be interesting to see who's in the Leinster Final.

Wexford have had Kilkenny's no. this past few years BUT KK had already qualified for the Leinster Final.

This is a bit different.

mouview


Joeythelips

Where doe the Cork v Limerick game rank in terms of greatness for people? For me it is propbebly the best I have ever seen as I was sure Cork would not be able t okeep up that intensity for teh full game. The levels of skill at such a level were insane.

I have not seen a match like that where I was totally absorbed in it since the Kilkenny v Tipp final in 2009 where a team was able to really match the great Cats team who also won 4 on the bounce.

Milltown Row2

Quote from: Joeythelips on July 10, 2024, 11:06:29 AMWhere doe the Cork v Limerick game rank in terms of greatness for people? For me it is propbebly the best I have ever seen as I was sure Cork would not be able t okeep up that intensity for teh full game. The levels of skill at such a level were insane.

I have not seen a match like that where I was totally absorbed in it since the Kilkenny v Tipp final in 2009 where a team was able to really match the great Cats team who also won 4 on the bounce.

The Cork and Limerick game in the Munster Championship this year was as intense and skills levels off the chart for that game.

Limerick and Cork have certainly lifted the bar this year for the games. Hoping the final is as close.

Galway finally getting over the line was a decent final too
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

Franko

Quote from: Joeythelips on July 10, 2024, 11:06:29 AMWhere doe the Cork v Limerick game rank in terms of greatness for people? For me it is propbebly the best I have ever seen as I was sure Cork would not be able t okeep up that intensity for teh full game. The levels of skill at such a level were insane.

I have not seen a match like that where I was totally absorbed in it since the Kilkenny v Tipp final in 2009 where a team was able to really match the great Cats team who also won 4 on the bounce.

I'd be inclined to agree.

Certainly the 20 minute spell after half time was the best period of hurling I've ever seen

imtommygunn

I don't think I have ever seen a ref allow a keeper to take puck outs so quickly and that contributed massively.

One thing about Cork is that they hammer it home when they see a weakness. I don't think I have ever seen a team where they have hit a point from the same place and the same player in such quick succession like that and that is the second time they have done it this year. Kingston hit something like 5 the way Dalton hit 3 in a row at the weekend. They just hammer it home.

That being said I am not sure they will win the final...

johnnycool

Quote from: imtommygunn on July 11, 2024, 09:18:20 AMI don't think I have ever seen a ref allow a keeper to take puck outs so quickly and that contributed massively.

One thing about Cork is that they hammer it home when they see a weakness. I don't think I have ever seen a team where they have hit a point from the same place and the same player in such quick succession like that and that is the second time they have done it this year. Kingston hit something like 5 the way Dalton hit 3 in a row at the weekend. They just hammer it home.

That being said I am not sure they will win the final...

A few lads on analysis on twitter pointing out how crucial the quick puckout was to Corks gameplan and the number of scores they got from them was unreal.

It prevented Limerick from getting their defensive lines set up and allowed large spaces to appear in the Limerick rearguard.

Clare will be weary of that and will probably try to slow the puck outs down by keeping someone deep in the 6yrd area to get it the keepers way if he does try to go quick.

I think Clare will be happier to be facing Cork than Limerick, they've had the better of Cork in the last few years and also have gotten over KK without playing well at all.

We could be in for a 2013 style classic yet again.

Milltown Row2

Quote from: johnnycool on July 11, 2024, 11:16:56 AM
Quote from: imtommygunn on July 11, 2024, 09:18:20 AMI don't think I have ever seen a ref allow a keeper to take puck outs so quickly and that contributed massively.

One thing about Cork is that they hammer it home when they see a weakness. I don't think I have ever seen a team where they have hit a point from the same place and the same player in such quick succession like that and that is the second time they have done it this year. Kingston hit something like 5 the way Dalton hit 3 in a row at the weekend. They just hammer it home.

That being said I am not sure they will win the final...

A few lads on analysis on twitter pointing out how crucial the quick puckout was to Corks gameplan and the number of scores they got from them was unreal.

It prevented Limerick from getting their defensive lines set up and allowed large spaces to appear in the Limerick rearguard.

Clare will be weary of that and will probably try to slow the puck outs down by keeping someone deep in the 6yrd area to get it the keepers way if he does try to go quick.

I think Clare will be happier to be facing Cork than Limerick, they've had the better of Cork in the last few years and also have gotten over KK without playing well at all.

We could be in for a 2013 style classic yet again.

If they do try and slow it down, they'll be warned once and booked a second time, would be a silly booking to get

At intercounty level the lads are outside the 21 before the keeper has a ball in his hand

Refs on either a score or a wide (at that level) give two quick blows, one for the score or wide and one to restart

None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea