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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling Needs a heavier sliotar
« on: June 25, 2021, 06:05:24 PM »
The simple answer is to implement the rules. But the Gaa have ignored their own rules for so long now that going back to the rule book now will cause more trouble than its worth. There is no way todays players will accept playing with a 13cm bas and a ball with rims like 30 years ago. Not a chance and who could blame them. Typical reactive GAA. His point about the 'leave the game alone ' comments from present players and managers is very apt. The game is ours together and not belong to the present crop who with due respect only care about winning.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: June 10, 2021, 09:57:10 PM »
Two very good articles there lads. The genie is out of the bottle now and I hope somethong will be done soon to tweak things. As Sean Moran says a good start would be applying the rules that exist first.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Changes
« on: May 19, 2021, 11:28:08 AM »
Agreed Johnny. Its the mindset that needs to change. Fouling is being mistaken for manly hurling. The truth is you wouldn't dare put a hand where players put them now when the game was truly manly. Hurlers have a hurl to do the tackling. In football the tackle involves the use of hands so from that perspective there will always be more borderline offenses and IMO will always be more difficult to officiate.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Changes
« on: May 18, 2021, 10:06:12 PM »
The limited handpass trial was abandoned by the players and the refs almost before it started and the trial was a farce. If hurling and football have anything in common going forward it is that too much hand passing is ruining both games. It was a shame that the trial was not completed to show its true worth.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Rule Changes
« on: May 18, 2021, 05:56:45 PM »
While Im typing this someone somewhere will be posting about rule changes to make the games better.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 17, 2021, 11:49:17 PM »
Changing the sliothars is a big move and I dont see the it happening. It will impact players at all grades and not all hurlers can drive balls over the bar from 30 metres not to talk of 80. We could have less goals and I would fear that a defensive game like football could result if too much weight was added to the ball. Apply the existing rules first!

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 17, 2021, 04:17:13 PM »
No its not being checked. Why not?

Who should check it?

Sure they can't even check that faceguards haven't been tampered with, bars removed etc etc and that's a health and safety issue!

Lost count of the number of lads on TV over the weekend with illegal face guards.

Point taken but if you can tamper with the dimensions of a made hurl then fair play to you. As I said if theres a will....

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 16, 2021, 10:20:42 PM »
Start with the hurley makers and let the gaa do random checks. Would Ping or titleist make oversized golf clubs if they were illegal? It would not a difficult thing to regulate if there was a will.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 15, 2021, 07:13:58 PM »
No its not being checked. Why not?

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 15, 2021, 12:46:06 PM »
When we had 1-7 to 10 people were complaining about the standard of hurling. The ball maybbe lighter but the payers are fitter and the hurleys are now much larger than before. The origin of hurley design was for ground hurling. Now that thats gone you wonder what kind of hurley will be used in 30 years time. Will they look more like tennis rackets than hurleys? For starters I wish they would implement the bos size regulations that I believe is documented somewhere. Doesnt Golf have a whole range of regulations for golf clubs.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: Hurling championship 2021
« on: May 10, 2021, 05:15:58 PM »
hurling is gone so tippy tappy

only the top few teams are good enough to do it.
much better to let the ball in early to a bit of space and give a forward a chance.

You cant please everyone. Is that not hit and hope hurling that constantly gets berated around here?
Somehow I preferred it too.!

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A player is tripped at the corner flag area they’ll be calling for penalties!

Not unless its a clear goal scoring opportunity. And thats unlikely from the corner flag and in fairness all the incidents of this nature have occurred directly in front of goal.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« on: December 14, 2020, 01:44:19 PM »
Are the old firm a thing of the past in Hurling now? Cork going 15 years without a title. KK looking like they could break a new famine record of their own soon. Tipp to be fair wont be too far away if they can freshen up things with prospective young players. Even if Limerick win 2 or 3 in a row its not a bad thing for hurling.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« on: December 13, 2020, 05:53:57 PM »
Limerick haven't done 2 in a row yet but They were awesome today, But teams need to analyse them and come up with a plan to stop them. Like closing down the space they seem to make so easily for themselves.

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Hurling Discussion / Re: The Covid all Ireland hurling championship 2020/21
« on: December 02, 2020, 07:11:54 PM »
Another year where the old firm lose out.

Cork are still poor
KK are not good enough
Tipp will probably have to rebuild

Happy Days :)

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