National Forum

Hurling Championship Prediction Thread

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Kilkenny v Tipperary. Tipp 1-5.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 472 - 10/08/2019 09:37:31    2223277

Link

Replying To tiobraid:  "Since this prediction thread is gone to the dogs....I'm going to predict Colin Fennelly to continue his macho celebration of immediately stopping and puffing the chest out every time he scores...should he score of course! He looks like a lad that has moved a mountain and expected everyone to sit up and take notice!"
If he scores a couple of goals next Sunday he can do the hokey cokey for all I care.

Like you say, back to predictions.

Like the Limerick match, I'm not confident of a Kilkenny win but out of blind loyalty, Kilkenny by 1-3.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 995 - 10/08/2019 11:46:58    2223322

Link

KK...1-5

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 437 - 10/08/2019 12:09:18    2223330

Link

Replying To tiobraid:  "Since this prediction thread is gone to the dogs....I'm going to predict Colin Fennelly to continue his macho celebration of immediately stopping and puffing the chest out every time he scores...should he score of course! He looks like a lad that has moved a mountain and expected everyone to sit up and take notice!"
In fairness, he is a powerful man, massive physique & considering his age, mileage, injuries etc he is well entitled to stick the chest out when he scores, the psychological boost it sends to the rest of his team mates is massive. Sports psychology always emphasise that expression of body language like the fist pump/ sticking the chest out as it can affect opponents mentally. He does a lot of it while being double marked. Fair play to Cody one of the all time greats for man managing & tailoring Fennelllys training to allow for his injuries & getting the most out of him.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 755 - 10/08/2019 14:13:50    2223374

Link

Replying To moc.dna:  "In fairness, he is a powerful man, massive physique & considering his age, mileage, injuries etc he is well entitled to stick the chest out when he scores, the psychological boost it sends to the rest of his team mates is massive. Sports psychology always emphasise that expression of body language like the fist pump/ sticking the chest out as it can affect opponents mentally. He does a lot of it while being double marked. Fair play to Cody one of the all time greats for man managing & tailoring Fennelllys training to allow for his injuries & getting the most out of him."
Fennelly's very important right now to Kilkenny and Tipp have a problem at full back.James Barry had a bad Munster Final including being dispossessed for a Limerick goal while soloing out.He didn't feature against Wexford when Seamus Kennedy was named full back.I wonder who'll be full back and left full for Tipp next Sunday.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1072 - 10/08/2019 15:25:58    2223393

Link

Replying To ballydalane:  "If he scores a couple of goals next Sunday he can do the hokey cokey for all I care.

Like you say, back to predictions.

Like the Limerick match, I'm not confident of a Kilkenny win but out of blind loyalty, Kilkenny by 1-3."
Tipp have a big decision to make. The team was picked the last day to cater for the way Wexford play and essentially played 5 half backs. James Barry is likely to come back in.

Tipp don't have a great record for winning tight games against kk and for that reason I'm going for 6-10 points for tipp. If it's close we could be in trouble.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2662 - 10/08/2019 15:43:22    2223397

Link

Replying To ballydalane:  "If he scores a couple of goals next Sunday he can do the hokey cokey for all I care.

Like you say, back to predictions.

Like the Limerick match, I'm not confident of a Kilkenny win but out of blind loyalty, Kilkenny by 1-3."
Tipp have a big decision to make. The team was picked the last day to cater for the way Wexford play and essentially played 5 half backs. James Barry is likely to come back in.

Tipp don't have a great record for winning tight games against kk and for that reason I'm going for 6-10 points for tipp. If it's close we could be in trouble.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2662 - 10/08/2019 15:43:28    2223398

Link

Replying To endgame:  "Fennelly's very important right now to Kilkenny and Tipp have a problem at full back.James Barry had a bad Munster Final including being dispossessed for a Limerick goal while soloing out.He didn't feature against Wexford when Seamus Kennedy was named full back.I wonder who'll be full back and left full for Tipp next Sunday."
Impossible to know. Do you go back to Barry and O'Brien and reinstate the 3 mahers or does ronan go to 3 and Brendan to 4... Huge decision. I think he will go for the first option personally simply because all year he has changed his team back every game against a team that plays no sweeper. Fennelly holds his position quite a lot and although has a huge pace advantage I'd have faith in james Barry to handle him.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2662 - 10/08/2019 15:47:08    2223400

Link

Ok the football was fun but back to the hurling lads.....

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 995 - 13/08/2019 10:08:38    2225033

Link

Not inclined to support either of them as I have no direct dealings with either SO I'm looking forward to a good old ding-dong contest. May the better team win on the day (which will probably be Tipp)

plike (Kerry) - Posts: 502 - 13/08/2019 10:18:22    2225037

Link

Final game of the season, that was a quick 3 months from last May. Going for Tipp by 6-10.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1124 - 16/08/2019 10:53:01    2226306

Link

Tipperary 2-21 Kilkenny 1-22

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6125 - 17/08/2019 00:14:18    2226657

Link

Tipp 1-5 points.

Guess Tipp 2-22 Kilkenny 1-20

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1284 - 18/08/2019 11:44:46    2226948

Link

Tipp 2-18 KK 1-23

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4112 - 18/08/2019 11:59:58    2226953

Link