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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #480 on: May 26, 2023, 03:30:18 PM »
I'm finding the Cork/Limerick game close to call.

I think Limerick will have learned a bit from Clare and have a few high balls going into their forwards and having Guillane and Co sweeping up off those balls. If Lynch starts it would be hard for him to be as bad again and getting the hook might have concentrated his mind a bit.

Going for Limerick but only just.

Tipp to beat Waterford by three or four, you'd think Waterford would be going full pelt to gain some self respect but hard to know what's going on inside that changing room. The sight of Cahill and Bevans in the other dugout should be another catalyst, I'm not confident they have that kick.

Galway to beat Dublin after a bit of a scare and Kilkenny to beat Wexford pulling up.

Antrim have it to do vrs Westmeath with key men missing, that might be a tight one with all of Wexford cheering on the lakesiders.

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« Reply #481 on: May 26, 2023, 03:33:11 PM »
Cork had 30 all Irelands in 2005 and Kilkenny had 28. Now Kilkenny have 36 to Cork's 30
You would expect some mean reversion from Cork at some stage.

Donal Og Tailteann was involved in the strike that poleaxed Cork hurling. None of the Kilkenny hurlers were as polarising.
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #482 on: May 26, 2023, 03:41:05 PM »
I'm finding the Cork/Limerick game close to call.

I think Limerick will have learned a bit from Clare and have a few high balls going into their forwards and having Guillane and Co sweeping up off those balls. If Lynch starts it would be hard for him to be as bad again and getting the hook might have concentrated his mind a bit.

Going for Limerick but only just.

Tipp to beat Waterford by three or four, you'd think Waterford would be going full pelt to gain some self respect but hard to know what's going on inside that changing room. The sight of Cahill and Bevans in the other dugout should be another catalyst, I'm not confident they have that kick.

Galway to beat Dublin after a bit of a scare and Kilkenny to beat Wexford pulling up.

Antrim have it to do vrs Westmeath with key men missing, that might be a tight one with all of Wexford cheering on the lakesiders.
Tipp had the Waterford experience last year. Sometimes the year is rotten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb9jyjSh6hI&t=1096s
Cork can score score goals but tend to fade out . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCJblaUkkfc
We don't know what is wrong with Limerick. The match could go either way.
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #483 on: May 26, 2023, 04:20:52 PM »
I'm finding the Cork/Limerick game close to call.

I think Limerick will have learned a bit from Clare and have a few high balls going into their forwards and having Guillane and Co sweeping up off those balls. If Lynch starts it would be hard for him to be as bad again and getting the hook might have concentrated his mind a bit.

Going for Limerick but only just.

Tipp to beat Waterford by three or four, you'd think Waterford would be going full pelt to gain some self respect but hard to know what's going on inside that changing room. The sight of Cahill and Bevans in the other dugout should be another catalyst, I'm not confident they have that kick.

Galway to beat Dublin after a bit of a scare and Kilkenny to beat Wexford pulling up.

Antrim have it to do vrs Westmeath with key men missing, that might be a tight one with all of Wexford cheering on the lakesiders.
Tipp had the Waterford experience last year. Sometimes the year is rotten. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tb9jyjSh6hI&t=1096s
Cork can score score goals but tend to fade out . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCJblaUkkfc
We don't know what is wrong with Limerick. The match could go either way.
I don't think the Wexicans  deserve to go down.

They very much will if they finish bottom, no deserving about it. In saying that I think Westmeath will beat Antrim with the momentum from last week and with Antrim's injuries.
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #484 on: May 26, 2023, 04:51:03 PM »
Hegarty and Lynch gave them very little the last day, Tipp were the better team in most peopleís eyes, and still couldnít put them away. That shows the levels Limerick are operating at. I expect a good game from Flanagan, and Kyle Hayes being moved up the pitch is an option. I hope Iím wrong but I canít see Cork having the metal for the white heat of the Gaelic grounds for all the marbles. Limerick by 4-6

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« Reply #485 on: May 26, 2023, 04:57:41 PM »
Limerick are operating below the level of Clare and Tipp. It's not that they had a bad start. They haven't been able to find their previous form.
Maybe Cork are below their level. I don't know. But there is something wrong with Limerick that wouldn't seem to fit with their status as favourites.
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« Reply #486 on: May 26, 2023, 06:48:29 PM »
I don't know what is wrong with Lynch and Hegarty but I don't see it being put right on sunday. It might be too close to call but I am going with Cork for the upset even if it wouldn't be that much of an upset.

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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #487 on: May 26, 2023, 07:15:07 PM »
I don't know what is wrong with Lynch and Hegarty but I don't see it being put right on sunday. It might be too close to call but I am going with Cork for the upset even if it wouldn't be that much of an upset.

I think it'd be quite a big upset, actually. Can't see Cork doing it, at all.

Wexford have been dire pretty much all year. The odds are stacked against them, but I have a hunch that'll they'll wriggle out of it.

Offaly will probably beat Carlow, but they played a dangerous game putting out a dummy team last time. It'd be good enough for them if they got caught.

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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #488 on: May 26, 2023, 08:10:49 PM »
Antrim wonít have any hang ups against Westmeath, this game, regardless of injuries was the pivotal game of the championship for us. We have been scoring well and getting goals. 3-21 should win it and if Westmeath top that then fair play and well deserved.

We just have to match the early intensity theyíll bring at the start and settle into the game. The bookies have the game with us very slim favourites
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #489 on: May 27, 2023, 08:40:44 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/2023/05/27/limerick-and-wexford-not-the-only-ones-with-it-all-on-the-line-on-final-sunday/

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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #490 on: May 27, 2023, 02:05:36 PM »
Limerick will see it out and hopefully this is the kick that's needed. Long term though, some freshening up is needed.

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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #491 on: May 27, 2023, 04:40:26 PM »
Sky info has Antrim playing Kerry in the Joe McDonagh final!
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #492 on: May 27, 2023, 04:44:53 PM »
Noticed that  ;D

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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #493 on: May 27, 2023, 05:05:28 PM »
Good game and I love the style of refereeing, let them at it!
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Re: Hurling 2023
« Reply #494 on: May 27, 2023, 05:17:36 PM »
Red card for that? Debatable enough penalty. Carlow 2-9 Offaly 1-5 now.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose