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I have always held view that Henry Shefflin was best ever hurler but TJ Reid is well on way to competing for that title

He is Robot like from frees straight over black spot each time sideline cuts catching clean ball and making space unselfish
Brilliant attitude even though he is targeted gets digs he takes it in his stride.

Would anyone agree

Class act

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 316 - 09/04/2018 15:19:09    2091865

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Fully. He is a class act, his strength and ability to win ball in unmatched.

If Kilkenny are to win the All-Ireland, they need TJ flying. And he is at the moment.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4100 - 09/04/2018 15:46:10    2091877

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He creates, he scores, he tackles and for me is the best player playing for the past few years. He is the heart beat of the whole Kilkenny team

ke40 (Kildare) - Posts: 160 - 09/04/2018 16:10:19    2091883

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Savage hurler. Thankfully the injury he picked up the first half wasn't too serious yesterday. Looked worse at first when the cameras went on him lying down.

PortInFaithful (Offaly) - Posts: 394 - 09/04/2018 16:55:46    2091897

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The boy is an absolute joy to watch, and has been for some time.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 12114 - 09/04/2018 16:57:11    2091898

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His ability to make space is immense. His left handed strike seems to make him very difficult to block or hook.

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts: 516 - 09/04/2018 16:57:13    2091899

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Best hurler in the country at the moment unbelievable the things that fella does with a hurl. KK are very reliant on him at the moment his pulling all the Strings in the forward line.

WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts: 1561 - 09/04/2018 17:06:07    2091901

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He'lll have a lot tougher tests than yesterday.Tipp were very poor.T.J. should consider not wearing a blue helmet against opposition such as Tipp that have blue in their colours.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 894 - 09/04/2018 17:51:57    2091921

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Some gift he has!

Must be up there as the best in the country right now?

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 18697 - 09/04/2018 18:03:21    2091925

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Replying To clooney:  "I have always held view that Henry Shefflin was best ever hurler but TJ Reid is well on way to competing for that title

He is Robot like from frees straight over black spot each time sideline cuts catching clean ball and making space unselfish
Brilliant attitude even though he is targeted gets digs he takes it in his stride.

Would anyone agree

Class act"
Don't think many could disagree that he is a superb hurler and if you are looking at one player who can win a game and keep a team in touch when needed then he does it regularly.
Easily best player in the country and probably as good as any who has played the game.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1806 - 09/04/2018 18:14:52    2091930

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Total class

lochgarmanabu (Wexford) - Posts: 938 - 09/04/2018 18:17:37    2091932

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Hold yere horses there lads. He is a top class player but Tipp gave him the run of the Park yesterday. The likes of Clare would never have let Kilkenny play to their strengths like that.
TJ Reid has great hands and accuracy but the guy has weaknesses. He has zero pace for one and while he is unerring at frees Waterford would have focused on him way differently than Tipp.
6 of these guys were in the under 21 final last year and were made look very ordinary. They didn't become world beaters since then. But keep picking high ball down on them and they 'll eat it up. 20 to 30 yard passes , turn them and suddenly the ranginess becomes cumbersome. All that said Cody is some manager and the players have some hunger. I'd put them behind Galway and Waterford in championship and maybe Clare and Tipp...tipp have a mental block

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 09/04/2018 19:32:39    2091945

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Hold yere horses there lads. He is a top class player but Tipp gave him the run of the Park yesterday. The likes of Clare would never have let Kilkenny play to their strengths like that.
TJ Reid has great hands and accuracy but the guy has weaknesses. He has zero pace for one and while he is unerring at frees Waterford would have focused on him way differently than Tipp.
6 of these guys were in the under 21 final last year and were made look very ordinary. They didn't become world beaters since then. But keep picking high ball down on them and they 'll eat it up. 20 to 30 yard passes , turn them and suddenly the ranginess becomes cumbersome. All that said Cody is some manager and the players have some hunger. I'd put them behind Galway and Waterford in championship and maybe Clare and Tipp...tipp have a mental block"
I don't know Peggy about the Tipp mental block. They are the only ones to have beaten the Cats in recent years when it really matters I.e. the all Ireland final. Tipp seem to get KK more than most in big matches. Anyway on the thread class player and KK are back even if they were never really gone away.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1385 - 09/04/2018 20:20:40    2091952

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Can't imagine the amount of hours he spends practicing free's. He never seems to miss.

Fantastic hurler - highlighted more so now that this Kilkenny team are still winning titles despite being pretty inexperienced.

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 929 - 09/04/2018 21:06:20    2091960

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Genius.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 3764 - 10/04/2018 01:01:30    2091983

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Hold yere horses there lads. He is a top class player but Tipp gave him the run of the Park yesterday. The likes of Clare would never have let Kilkenny play to their strengths like that.
TJ Reid has great hands and accuracy but the guy has weaknesses. He has zero pace for one and while he is unerring at frees Waterford would have focused on him way differently than Tipp.
6 of these guys were in the under 21 final last year and were made look very ordinary. They didn't become world beaters since then. But keep picking high ball down on them and they 'll eat it up. 20 to 30 yard passes , turn them and suddenly the ranginess becomes cumbersome. All that said Cody is some manager and the players have some hunger. I'd put them behind Galway and Waterford in championship and maybe Clare and Tipp...tipp have a mental block"
What a strange post! Zero pace compared to who exactly? He was the player of the league so then every team played into his hands?
He actually scored more from play against waterford in the league too. No disrespect to Clare but what makes you think that they above other counties could hold him?
There is some valid points in your post but some seriously strange ones too

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2497 - 10/04/2018 10:20:45    2092015

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Replying To tiobraid:  "What a strange post! Zero pace compared to who exactly? He was the player of the league so then every team played into his hands?
He actually scored more from play against waterford in the league too. No disrespect to Clare but what makes you think that they above other counties could hold him?
There is some valid points in your post but some seriously strange ones too"
There's always one isn't there. Zero pace i certainly wouldn't like to be trying to catch him when he takes off. Your right strange post indeed or maybe just knocking for the sake of it.As the saying goes there's always one.

dubarra (Wicklow) - Posts: 345 - 10/04/2018 13:26:51    2092084

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Hold yere horses there lads. He is a top class player but Tipp gave him the run of the Park yesterday. The likes of Clare would never have let Kilkenny play to their strengths like that.
TJ Reid has great hands and accuracy but the guy has weaknesses. He has zero pace for one and while he is unerring at frees Waterford would have focused on him way differently than Tipp.
6 of these guys were in the under 21 final last year and were made look very ordinary. They didn't become world beaters since then. But keep picking high ball down on them and they 'll eat it up. 20 to 30 yard passes , turn them and suddenly the ranginess becomes cumbersome. All that said Cody is some manager and the players have some hunger. I'd put them behind Galway and Waterford in championship and maybe Clare and Tipp...tipp have a mental block"
Kilkenny may have had 6 players playing who lost an All-Ireland U21 to Limerick but now they have a senior National Title. While Limerick with 2 great sets of U21 players failed to beat Tipperary in the league semi. Oh the young lads are coming on etc, excuses.

Seeing as you have the template to beat Kilkenny how come you have no all-ireland senior title since 1973? Kilkenny have won 17 since. Don't get cocky about U21 titles. They mean nothing. Out of the Limerick 3 in a row U21 sides, 200-2002 you got to one senior final in 2007. Over after 10 min.

And why are you putting up Clare to be a beacon of greatness? Since 2013 they have made no use of their underage talent.

Mental block, Tipperary!! Tipp are a great county who constantly put up to Kilkenny.

fantababy (Meath) - Posts: 15 - 10/04/2018 16:06:53    2092145

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Hold yere horses there lads. He is a top class player but Tipp gave him the run of the Park yesterday. The likes of Clare would never have let Kilkenny play to their strengths like that.
TJ Reid has great hands and accuracy but the guy has weaknesses. He has zero pace for one and while he is unerring at frees Waterford would have focused on him way differently than Tipp.
6 of these guys were in the under 21 final last year and were made look very ordinary. They didn't become world beaters since then. But keep picking high ball down on them and they 'll eat it up. 20 to 30 yard passes , turn them and suddenly the ranginess becomes cumbersome. All that said Cody is some manager and the players have some hunger. I'd put them behind Galway and Waterford in championship and maybe Clare and Tipp...tipp have a mental block"
What a brilliant post.....made look ordinary in an U21 final well they looked far from ordinary on Sunday!
TJ Reid was unmarkable on Sunday, he is a great man at winning frees (which I sometimes think are dubious ones) but to call him "zero pace" is laughable. But Tipp had no answer to him and if Kilkenny are to win an All-Ireland, TJ will do what Shefflin used to do, i.e. drag them by the scruff of the neck.
You see, Kilkenny put little or no creedence on U21 finals and the like. If they win them great, throw the cup in the boot, if not they will get the usual 2-3 players off them so it doesn't matter.
Fill us in on what basis you are putting them behind Waterford and by the same logic, if there are 6 of these lads who looked "ordinary" v Limerick would you not put them behind them too?

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4100 - 10/04/2018 16:19:23    2092159

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Replying To fantababy:  "Kilkenny may have had 6 players playing who lost an All-Ireland U21 to Limerick but now they have a senior National Title. While Limerick with 2 great sets of U21 players failed to beat Tipperary in the league semi. Oh the young lads are coming on etc, excuses.

Seeing as you have the template to beat Kilkenny how come you have no all-ireland senior title since 1973? Kilkenny have won 17 since. Don't get cocky about U21 titles. They mean nothing. Out of the Limerick 3 in a row U21 sides, 200-2002 you got to one senior final in 2007. Over after 10 min.

And why are you putting up Clare to be a beacon of greatness? Since 2013 they have made no use of their underage talent.

Mental block, Tipperary!! Tipp are a great county who constantly put up to Kilkenny."
Simple message. All Irelands are not won in April. Clare Waterford, Dublin, Cork (98), Offaly (91) and Limerick, on more occasions than one, have all won National Leagues handsomely and performed very averagely in the championship

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1712 - 10/04/2018 18:35:18    2092196

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