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Replying To skillet:  "Lost by 7pts to a far superior team. Fought tooth and nail, after going 10 down after 10mins...
Well beaten in the end but we weren't hammered. Think you're mixing us up with waterford the following year."
Couldn't understand how that particular group of players didn't win much at Senior level...1 Munster SHC title in the last 21 years with Cork 7, Tipperary 7, Waterford 4 and Clare 2

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 05/06/2018 15:45:24    2107748

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Replying To katser:  "Couldn't understand how that particular group of players didn't win much at Senior level...1 Munster SHC title in the last 21 years with Cork 7, Tipperary 7, Waterford 4 and Clare 2"
Let's just say 'off the field issues'.

blackspot91 (Limerick) - Posts: 762 - 05/06/2018 16:56:22    2107768

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Replying To katser:  "11/2 Clare...that's a great price and definitely worth a few pound! My basis is I think Clare are a better team than Limerick and actually are a real contender for the All Ireland too."
Clare are a good team allright but their squad is weak. I think they are on the way out but I hope they beat Tipp. There's no way they are a better team than Limerick. They were for the last few years but they aren't any more. If Limerick meet Galway this year you 'll get a game.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 264 - 05/06/2018 17:13:00    2107778

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Replying To PeggyShippen:  "Clare are a good team allright but their squad is weak. I think they are on the way out but I hope they beat Tipp. There's no way they are a better team than Limerick. They were for the last few years but they aren't any more. If Limerick meet Galway this year you 'll get a game."
I think it's better Clare are going to get after that defeat to Cork and they were magnificent against Waterford. Galway v Limerick in the All Ireland SHC semi final 2018 (revenge for U21 finals of 2000 & 2002!!) Galway v Clare All Ireland SHC final 2018 I'd love that!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 05/06/2018 17:55:19    2107794

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Replying To katser:  "I think it's better Clare are going to get after that defeat to Cork and they were magnificent against Waterford. Galway v Limerick in the All Ireland SHC semi final 2018 (revenge for U21 finals of 2000 & 2002!!) Galway v Clare All Ireland SHC final 2018 I'd love that!"
Revenge for 2 underage matches 16&18 years ago!!
Might be time to let it go mate. That was a long tíme ago..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 367 - 05/06/2018 19:24:21    2107825

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Replying To katser:  "Difference between the Limerick back then 2000,2001,2002 (U21 Champions) they got hammered by KilKenny when they did get to a All Ireland SHC final"
That year Kilkenny beat Offaly by 15 points, Wexford by 14 and twelve and a very strong Galway side by 10 points and none of those teams were 9 points down after 9 minutes.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1503 - 05/06/2018 20:44:16    2107840

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "That year Kilkenny beat Offaly by 15 points, Wexford by 14 and twelve and a very strong Galway side by 10 points and none of those teams were 9 points down after 9 minutes."
I understand all that but the real point is Limerick didn't win anything after having a 3 in a row All Ireland winning U21 team where as Clare won the Liam Mccarthy from their successful U21 teams and still are a serious contender for 2018

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 05/06/2018 21:03:26    2107850

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Replying To katser:  "I understand all that but the real point is Limerick didn't win anything after having a 3 in a row All Ireland winning U21 team where as Clare won the Liam Mccarthy from their successful U21 teams and still are a serious contender for 2018"
How many Under 21 All Irelands did your county win between 1990 and 2011 and how Senior titles did they win in that period? Also Clare have a very record in Munster championship games right through this decade and their four U21 titles, were won over a six year period so they effectively they won the first and last of those titles with two entirely different teams. It is clear they a far more varied amount of talent in those years than Limerick ever had.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1503 - 05/06/2018 23:10:00    2107891

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "How many Under 21 All Irelands did your county win between 1990 and 2011 and how Senior titles did they win in that period? Also Clare have a very record in Munster championship games right through this decade and their four U21 titles, were won over a six year period so they effectively they won the first and last of those titles with two entirely different teams. It is clear they a far more varied amount of talent in those years than Limerick ever had."
So call it then...what do you think Limerick will achieve this year? How far do you think they will go or what will they win? I've already stated that I think Clare will win the Munster SHC title and be serious All Ireland contenders.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 06/06/2018 08:58:58    2107947

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Replying To katser:  "So call it then...what do you think Limerick will achieve this year? How far do you think they will go or what will they win? I've already stated that I think Clare will win the Munster SHC title and be serious All Ireland contenders."
I am not saying whether Limerick will win anything this year, but you are assuming that Clare will go to Thurles and beat Tipperary, as they must do to remain in the chase for a Munster Final place. I have no great hope that Tipp will win that game, in fact I would prefer to see Clare win it, but as they failed to beat Cork in their last away game I am not confident they will beat Tipp in Thurles. Even if they do so they will have to possibly beat Limerick and then Cork or Waterford to win Munster. That is a pretty tall order for a county that has a pretty dismal record in Munster over the past decade.
What gives me hope for Limerick is that this team has been drawn from three good under 21 teams, unlike the 2000/2002 side, 2011 when our sideline gave Galway an All Ireland through playing Kevin Downes, when he was clearly unfit to play, and 2015 and 2017, when All Irelands were won. It would appear that each of these teams threw up quality players, which have given Limerick a depth in our panel that we never had in modern times. They are all young and have plenty time to develop and I going to say they will anything this, just give them time. If they what a fine young Clare did in 2013 that would be fine too, but no pressure is the order of the day.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1503 - 06/06/2018 09:40:47    2107957

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Every game in Munster this year is crucial but I think the Tipp Clare game is the most pivotal of all.
Katser I rarely met a Galway person with a good word to say about Clare. You are one of a kind.
Arguing about the respective senior records of Limerick and Clare brings to mind a comb and 2 bald men so maybe we should be looking forward instead of back.

Westfester (Limerick) - Posts: 659 - 06/06/2018 10:20:50    2107963

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Replying To katser:  "So call it then...what do you think Limerick will achieve this year? How far do you think they will go or what will they win? I've already stated that I think Clare will win the Munster SHC title and be serious All Ireland contenders."
You are basing Clare winning Munster and being serious contenders on what exactly? Following 2013 All Ireland Win Clare have won only 2 games in Munster. One being against Limerick in last years Munster semi and then this year against a vastly depleted Waterford side who lost a number of key players throughout the game as well as starting without the likes of Gleeson and Mahony.

Then on to the serious All-Ireland contenders part, they haven't even been back to Croke Park let alone won a game there since 2013.

I have a great deal of time for Clare, my Mother is from there and I was at the 95, 97, 2002 and 2013 drawn matches to support them. But you need to call a spade a spade and there is nothing to base such predictions on.

Miami305 (Galway) - Posts: 29 - 06/06/2018 12:26:58    2108022

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I think this might mean allot to some folk here so I'll just say it!

Limerick are better than Clare

And Limerick are Brilliant


Reminds me of bad parenting!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 863 - 06/06/2018 13:44:02    2108062

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Replying To Ban:  "I think this might mean allot to some folk here so I'll just say it!

Limerick are better than Clare

And Limerick are Brilliant


Reminds me of bad parenting!"
About time someone called it as it is. :)

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 367 - 06/06/2018 15:39:05    2108105

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Replying To Ban:  "I think this might mean allot to some folk here so I'll just say it!

Limerick are better than Clare

And Limerick are Brilliant


Reminds me of bad parenting!"
It is like dealing with children.

Have a look at the main thread on the Limerick forum if you want to see some real corkers - most fellas are either over the top with positivity or convinced the management haven't got a clue. Though I suppose for the most part message boards don't attract the most balanced of characters so what do you expect.

Most Limerick fans are proud and excited by the potential but also wary of every team we play as decades of heartbreak and false dawns have conditioned us to be so. We can now rattle any team in Ireland and will be close to an All Ireland in the next 5 years. I do think we'll get out of Munster but we could just as easily have our year finished in 2 weeks time

offwithya (Limerick) - Posts: 118 - 06/06/2018 16:39:50    2108127

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Replying To Westfester:  "Every game in Munster this year is crucial but I think the Tipp Clare game is the most pivotal of all.
Katser I rarely met a Galway person with a good word to say about Clare. You are one of a kind.
Arguing about the respective senior records of Limerick and Clare brings to mind a comb and 2 bald men so maybe we should be looking forward instead of back."
Thanks Westfester your spot on about Tipperary v Clare game and the Banner need to win that match to book their place in the Munster Final because they should win the last match in Ennis v Limerick. The Tipperary v Clare game should be a cracking match.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 06/06/2018 21:51:44    2108221

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Glory Glory Clare!! Fantastic its better and better they are getting!!!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 10/06/2018 15:42:45    2109429

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Replying To katser:  "Glory Glory Clare!! Fantastic its better and better they are getting!!!!!"
I think fatigue caught Tipp in closing stages. Turning point in 65th minute when Tipp hit post when 4 ahead. A goal then and Tipp 7 up. Clare break away for a goal, and the margin is down to one point.
Clare got winning scores in added time.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 830 - 10/06/2018 16:05:26    2109438

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Replying To katser:  "Thanks Westfester your spot on about Tipperary v Clare game and the Banner need to win that match to book their place in the Munster Final because they should win the last match in Ennis v Limerick. The Tipperary v Clare game should be a cracking match."
How can you sat Clare SHOULD win last match v LimericK??

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 60 - 10/06/2018 16:15:37    2109444

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Congrats to Clare. Morey and Collins coming on made all the difference in the 2nd half.

We just weren't good enough this year. As Kian Sheedy "if you can't make the top 3, you can't have any complaints".

Clare vs Limerick next week will be some game.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2193 - 10/06/2018 16:17:12    2109445

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