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Cracking Minor Final

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What a minor hurling final! The intensity! Well done Galway and also Cork!

Laois76 (Laois) - 03/09/2017 15:02:11    2042158

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Gutted with result but well done Galway. There is no doubt at minor level in particular being roared on by a big Crowd is a huge advantage,
Having said that we got a great start but couldn't put them away and in the end, Galway just about deserved it.
I would be hopeful that we have 4 or 5 potential Senior Hurlers in that team so it's not all bad news.

corkcelt (Cork) - 03/09/2017 15:21:02    2042166

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Great match, some brilliant forwards in particular on both teams. Good performance also from my countyman Sean Cleere as referee, made the correct call in disallowing the Cork goal for square ball when a lot of refs might have let it go to level up the match for the last few minutes.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - 03/09/2017 15:51:35    2042174

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Was a great match, both teams gave it their all. Hopefully a good bunch of those lads get to senior in a few years.

oakleafersir (Derry) - 03/09/2017 16:27:42    2042196

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Great match, some brilliant forwards in particular on both teams. Good performance also from my countyman Sean Cleere as referee, made the correct call in disallowing the Cork goal for square ball when a lot of refs might have let it go to level up the match for the last few minutes."
Yes he got it right but he got Canning's wrong. He had two of those decisions to make, yet he can't even get consistency in that. Cork lost by one score. Congratulate the ref indeed.

Well done to Galway though. Fine team.

bennybunny (Cork) - 03/09/2017 16:45:42    2042201

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Yes he got it right but he got Canning's wrong. He had two of those decisions to make, yet he can't even get consistency in that. Cork lost by one score. Congratulate the ref indeed.

Well done to Galway though. Fine team."
Having watched it back I believe both calls were correct.
Well done to both teams on a fantastic game.

Westfester (Limerick) - 03/09/2017 17:25:49    2042218

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Yes he got it right but he got Canning's wrong. He had two of those decisions to make, yet he can't even get consistency in that. Cork lost by one score. Congratulate the ref indeed.

Well done to Galway though. Fine team."
Canning's wasn't a square ball.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - 03/09/2017 17:26:27    2042220

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Is the square ball rule the same in hurling as in football?

Frederick (Louth) - 03/09/2017 19:00:57    2042252

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Tg4 analysis showed it was but if others know better.

Well done to Galway. Great day for them.

bennybunny (Cork) - 03/09/2017 19:15:36    2042257

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Replying To Frederick:  "Is the square ball rule the same in hurling as in football?"
No. Hurling still has the old school square ball rule.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - 03/09/2017 19:26:51    2042267

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Great match, some brilliant forwards in particular on both teams. Good performance also from my countyman Sean Cleere as referee, made the correct call in disallowing the Cork goal for square ball when a lot of refs might have let it go to level up the match for the last few minutes."
Thought he was poor to be honest........great game though between two very evenly matched teams......Cork probably should gave been further ahead at half time and missed a couple of great chances to equalise but fair play to Galway they hung on for the win....

PaudieSull1 (Down) - 03/09/2017 19:45:07    2042281

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Thoroughly enjoyable game, the intensity and desire to win by both teams was savage.

Bon (Kildare) - 03/09/2017 19:58:29    2042287

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Great game. Had everything.

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 03/09/2017 20:56:27    2042323

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Tg4 analysis showed it was but if others know better.

Well done to Galway. Great day for them."
Sunday Game analysis was clear cut there. Ref spot on for both calls.

Westfester (Limerick) - 03/09/2017 22:39:57    2042360

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Thought it was a great game, especially the second half. At one stage near end of match tg4 put up a graphic showing time since last score - I think it was about 8 mins without either team scoring. But it was an absolutely mighty 8 mins of great end to end hurling, blocks, hooks, great catches and clearances. A joy to watch. Some of the scores from both teams were majestic throughout the match.

HurlingSnob (Dublin) - 04/09/2017 00:57:38    2042398

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Replying To HurlingSnob:  "Thought it was a great game, especially the second half. At one stage near end of match tg4 put up a graphic showing time since last score - I think it was about 8 mins without either team scoring. But it was an absolutely mighty 8 mins of great end to end hurling, blocks, hooks, great catches and clearances. A joy to watch. Some of the scores from both teams were majestic throughout the match."
Cork had some fine defenders in that team, the flicks, blocks and hooks were reminiscent of the likes of Dermot McCurtain, Sherlock and the Cashmans.

Galway No 14 was the difference, great wee hurler.

bricktop (Down) - 04/09/2017 10:51:42    2042469

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It wasn't really a cracker of a final. There was no score between the 55th to 65th minute. Cork have some nice hurlers coming through. The biggest challenge is to develop these players into senior standard.

The_Bull (Cork) - 04/09/2017 18:57:21    2042683

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Replying To The_Bull:  "It wasn't really a cracker of a final. There was no score between the 55th to 65th minute. Cork have some nice hurlers coming through. The biggest challenge is to develop these players into senior standard."
Not my experience of it. There were some wides then but it was tough hurling. Scores going over left right and centre in a hurling match like Cork v Clare both final games in 2013 and the drawn KK v Tipp final of 2014 are often indicative that a game is a little loose, not tough enough.

I'd say bull if you won it would have been a cracker! Not having a pop at Cork with that, they were evenly matched teams and Cork hurling is on the up. U17 champs and fought a tough minor final.

Laois76 (Laois) - 04/09/2017 20:55:46    2042728

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Replying To The_Bull:  "It wasn't really a cracker of a final. There was no score between the 55th to 65th minute. Cork have some nice hurlers coming through. The biggest challenge is to develop these players into senior standard."
Turnbull is reminiscent of Pat Horgan. If he turns out like him, he'll be doing well.
Evan Sheehan also looks good.

Rockies (Cork) - 05/09/2017 01:38:39    2042849

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