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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "A Celtic Challenge type competition is key at u20/21 to support this though........Kerry play Down in three weeks in All Ireland u21 B, two if the best teams in the competition meeting in 1st round with loser finished for the year.....not much development there, genuinely believe that the u20/21 along with minor championships need to mirror the senior in hurling particularly in terms of Mc Donagh and Ring counties they need games for their young players to develop, straight knock out competitions add no true value for these age groups......"
It's a tough situation for the North as the County Boards seem to focus on the Football. The GAA need to award Counties for winning lower tier competitions.

You could have:

Winner of Joe McDonagh - €250,000
Winner of Christy Ring - €175,000
Winner of Nicky Rackard - €125,000
Winner of Lory Meagher - €75,000

The money could then be used for development and to either send the winners on a holiday or give them a few quid instead. There's an incentive then to win the competition and to play for your County.

Faithfull (Offaly) - Posts: 504 - 14/06/2018 11:07:10    2111422

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Replying To PaudieSull1:  "A Celtic Challenge type competition is key at u20/21 to support this though........Kerry play Down in three weeks in All Ireland u21 B, two if the best teams in the competition meeting in 1st round with loser finished for the year.....not much development there, genuinely believe that the u20/21 along with minor championships need to mirror the senior in hurling particularly in terms of Mc Donagh and Ring counties they need games for their young players to develop, straight knock out competitions add no true value for these age groups......"
Yeah, they need more games than that. I wouldn't necessarily restrict the underage teams to the same tier as their seniors. I'd have promotion and relegation. So say Down win an All-Ireland minor B, that team should play u20/22A 2 or 3 years later.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2328 - 15/06/2018 01:22:29    2111700

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It's Leinster Hurling final day and it's Galway for me to win back to back Leinster Hurling titles

katser (Galway) - Posts: 189 - 01/07/2018 11:04:05    2117111

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Replying To katser:  "It's Leinster Hurling final day and it's Galway for me to win back to back Leinster Hurling titles"
Maybe/probably Galway, all the tipsters in the media have gone for them. But, Cody's had time to think about this game for a few weeks, and he has made big changes. Kilkenny for me.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 620 - 01/07/2018 11:54:32    2117138

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe/probably Galway, all the tipsters in the media have gone for them. But, Cody's had time to think about this game for a few weeks, and he has made big changes. Kilkenny for me."
Maybe/probably Galway but Kilkenny for me , I see .
Are you sure about that then.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1804 - 01/07/2018 12:38:15    2117159

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Looking forward to this game...................

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3848 - 01/07/2018 15:59:38    2117238

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Poor enough game I think. Physical and good fielding but some poor misses and errors in general.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1804 - 01/07/2018 17:04:20    2117262

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Not a classic final by any means but good hurling. Where will the replay be now that Croker is out of commission for the next two weekends? Portlaoise?

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 1950 - 01/07/2018 17:32:43    2117270

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A Stinker in Leinster. No team deserved to win that sloppy encounter. None of those two look like All Ireland winners. I'm hoping for a much improved performance but I think the extra game will end both teams seasons with no trip to an All Ireland final.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 01/07/2018 17:33:25    2117273

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Referee made sure it finished a draw by holding up the play for a throw in and letting the last 30 seconds fizzle out.

gaelicgab (USA) - Posts: 681 - 01/07/2018 17:34:11    2117277

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What an absolutely brilliant game. Just because it wasnt 3-32 to 4-27 or something doesn't mean it wasn't a great game. Some of the catching and defending was a joy to watch.

Should be extra time in those games though

890202 (Wexford) - Posts: 977 - 01/07/2018 17:38:14    2117279

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Replying To 890202:  "What an absolutely brilliant game. Just because it wasnt 3-32 to 4-27 or something doesn't mean it wasn't a great game. Some of the catching and defending was a joy to watch.

Should be extra time in those games though"
It wasn't a good game. Look at the misses. I agree you don't need a high scoring game for it to be good but the basics were poor today I felt. Guys unable to rise the ball.,shocking decision making by both teams. There were periods of quality but not enough.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 01/07/2018 18:31:46    2117319

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