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Kieran Joyce

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Best of luck to Kieran Joyce in his retirement. Too soon in my opinion.

northerncat (Kilkenny) - 27/10/2017 18:13:43    2058660

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Best of luck to him in retirement. The 2014 replay was his finest hour.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 27/10/2017 19:28:17    2058679

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Another great retired,all the best to him,a fair yoke as they say

Tipptipp (Tipperary) - 28/10/2017 11:12:39    2058765

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His cards were marked by Cody after Austin Gleeson destroyed him in the drawn semifinal last year.

keeper7 (Longford) - 28/10/2017 16:37:53    2058798

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Replying To keeper7:  "His cards were marked by Cody after Austin Gleeson destroyed him in the drawn semifinal last year."
Could you not come on here and wish the guy well on his retirement instead of running him down

dubarra (Wicklow) - 29/10/2017 21:11:11    2059024

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Replying To dubarra:  "Could you not come on here and wish the guy well on his retirement instead of running him down"
I do wish him well. He slotted into one of the greatest half back lines ever & held onto that jersey with gusto for a number of years. I felt bad for him that he seemed to fall out of favour with Cody on one bad performance & probably lost confidence afterwards.

keeper7 (Longford) - 29/10/2017 22:11:30    2059038

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Replying To keeper7:  "I do wish him well. He slotted into one of the greatest half back lines ever & held onto that jersey with gusto for a number of years. I felt bad for him that he seemed to fall out of favour with Cody on one bad performance & probably lost confidence afterwards."
I always thought he was an easy target for Cody when things weren't going well for kk. Despite having four all Ireland medals I thought you had the potential to been a far greater player if given a chance earlier. One of the best backs I seen playing at under 21 level. Personally I thought he'd end up fullback for years

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 30/10/2017 11:31:05    2059078

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I always thought he was an easy target for Cody when things weren't going well for kk. Despite having four all Ireland medals I thought you had the potential to been a far greater player if given a chance earlier. One of the best backs I seen playing at under 21 level. Personally I thought he'd end up fullback for years"
I still think he'd be a better option at full back than Padraig Walsh who's not a full-back in a million years. It's the way things are going now, as soon as a player hits 30 he retires from the county.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - 30/10/2017 14:54:44    2059115

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I always thought he was an easy target for Cody when things weren't going well for kk. Despite having four all Ireland medals I thought you had the potential to been a far greater player if given a chance earlier. One of the best backs I seen playing at under 21 level. Personally I thought he'd end up fullback for years"
Yeah, I was very surprised Cody didn't put him in full back. But hey, far from me to be tell Cody what to do.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 30/10/2017 15:09:58    2059118

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Replying To ballydalane:  "I still think he'd be a better option at full back than Padraig Walsh who's not a full-back in a million years. It's the way things are going now, as soon as a player hits 30 he retires from the county."
He probably could've soldiered on for another couple of years but when your cards are marked by Cody you've no business sticking around much longer.

keeper7 (Longford) - 30/10/2017 15:50:38    2059126

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Replying To ballydalane:  "I still think he'd be a better option at full back than Padraig Walsh who's not a full-back in a million years. It's the way things are going now, as soon as a player hits 30 he retires from the county."
I stand to be corrected on this but I think he may have played full back in a league match (possibly against Galway) and didn't impress. Possibly harsh but maybe a bit slow when he was turned and that's why he ended up further out the field.
I remember seeing him in 08 for the U21's and I thought he'd go straight in as full back on the seniors he was that good at that age.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 31/10/2017 08:47:04    2059209

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All the best to Kieran Joyce. A fine hurler whose greatest "crime" seemed to be not being as good as the genius he replaced. Have to say, I think it's one of the calls Cody got wrong. Kilkenny not exactly churning them out to replace him. But as has been said previously when Cody has the evil eye on you, no point wasting your time.

FootblockREF (Monaghan) - 31/10/2017 09:52:46    2059225

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Best of luck KJ in whatever comes next. Thank you for the enjoyment you brought w/your honest, clean, and hard working play. Always rooted for you and was surprised to see you leave so young but I guess that's the way now and I can't blame you. Have fun w/the club. That's the only really important hurling IMO. Best wishes from across the pond.

Yank_inyerchain (USA) - 31/10/2017 15:34:27    2059314

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Replying To FootblockREF:  "All the best to Kieran Joyce. A fine hurler whose greatest "crime" seemed to be not being as good as the genius he replaced. Have to say, I think it's one of the calls Cody got wrong. Kilkenny not exactly churning them out to replace him. But as has been said previously when Cody has the evil eye on you, no point wasting your time."
That's very true .However, if Kilkenny have a few barren years ahead, the evil eye might turn on to Cody himself.It is Halloween and 11All-Ireland's may be eaten bread soon forgotten if times get tough by the banks of the Nore.

endgame (Roscommon) - 31/10/2017 19:15:52    2059360

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