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Leinster Hurling Championship

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Needs its own thread now, especially since Carlow went to Salthill and gave last years All-Ireland champions a great rattle. This is huge progress for Carlow and it is the benefit of promotion/relegation in Leinster to allow these counties to develop, rather than top counties pulling up the ladder behind them as Brian Carroll has said time and again.

Kilkenny haven't gone away and are still Kilkenny, especially in Nowlan Park.

Huge game for Dublin and Wexford on Sunday, Dublin need to bounce back and Wexford need to get off to a good start.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 534 - 13/05/2019 08:49:06    2183494

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Needs its own thread now, especially since Carlow went to Salthill and gave last years All-Ireland champions a great rattle. This is huge progress for Carlow and it is the benefit of promotion/relegation in Leinster to allow these counties to develop, rather than top counties pulling up the ladder behind them as Brian Carroll has said time and again.

Kilkenny haven't gone away and are still Kilkenny, especially in Nowlan Park.

Huge game for Dublin and Wexford on Sunday, Dublin need to bounce back and Wexford need to get off to a good start."
Yeah would love to go to parnell next sunday, but will be in carlow where we meet our good friends and neighbours.

bobkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 17 - 14/05/2019 08:37:36    2183880

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We will get to know a bit more about Wexford this weekend but my guess at this stage is they will beat Dublin and will eventually qualify for the LF. Either Galway or KK will join them, depending on the result of their clash in Nowlan Park.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1286 - 14/05/2019 13:59:54    2183978

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Carlow at home to neighbours kilkenny in championship is such an unusual but great sight to see. It will tell us how far they've come. Hopefully within 5.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2786 - 14/05/2019 15:06:37    2184002

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Galway v Kilkenny LSHC Final with Dublin to finish 3rd.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 14/05/2019 19:19:41    2184097

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Leinster too tight to call, with KK, Galway or Waterford all capable of lifting the cup. My money's on KK unfortunately.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2712 - 14/05/2019 19:43:50    2184105

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Replying To festinog:  "Leinster too tight to call, with KK, Galway or Waterford all capable of lifting the cup. My money's on KK unfortunately."
Unfortunate that you have your money on them, yeah? At least you dont have it on Waterford anyway!!! (smile)

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1286 - 14/05/2019 20:03:27    2184112

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Needs its own thread now, especially since Carlow went to Salthill and gave last years All-Ireland champions a great rattle. This is huge progress for Carlow and it is the benefit of promotion/relegation in Leinster to allow these counties to develop, rather than top counties pulling up the ladder behind them as Brian Carroll has said time and again.

Kilkenny haven't gone away and are still Kilkenny, especially in Nowlan Park.

Huge game for Dublin and Wexford on Sunday, Dublin need to bounce back and Wexford need to get off to a good start."
Yeah, it is going to be hard for Carlow to push on to the next level if they end up relegated at the end of the Leinster championship. The Joe McDonagh is so competitive that there is no guarantee that they would come straight back up either.

As for Brian Carroll remarks, there is truth in them but at the same time, you'd wonder if he is only saying them because he is from Offaly.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2444 - 14/05/2019 20:05:25    2184113

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Carlow at home to neighbours kilkenny in championship is such an unusual but great sight to see. It will tell us how far they've come. Hopefully within 5."
Oh I'd say Kilkenny will definitely get within 5 of us.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 972 - 14/05/2019 20:08:28    2184116

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "We will get to know a bit more about Wexford this weekend but my guess at this stage is they will beat Dublin and will eventually qualify for the LF. Either Galway or KK will join them, depending on the result of their clash in Nowlan Park."
Not overly confident about wexford reaching a leinster final. Although it will all depend on whether Galway can cope without Canning. They struggled big time against Carlow and Kilkenny didn't exactly run riot v Dublin. A lot of uncertainty in upcoming games. Good to see Carlow mixing it with the big boys. Can they get a win, probably not to be honest but they are definitely going in the right direction. Wexford are, according to reports are more than ready for action. Of course with Wexford you never know what you'll get. To sum up, I feel that we'll have a Galway Kilkenny leinster final with Wexford finishing in third place.

Blockandhook (Wexford) - Posts: 337 - 14/05/2019 22:15:54    2184155

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Replying To carlovia:  "Oh I'd say Kilkenny will definitely get within 5 of us."
Cheeky one!!!

Blockandhook (Wexford) - Posts: 337 - 14/05/2019 22:20:08    2184157

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Unfortunate that you have your money on them, yeah? At least you dont have it on Waterford anyway!!! (smile)"
Good catch, wrong 'W' county in my haste. Rest still stands.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2712 - 14/05/2019 22:33:33    2184166

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Replying To Blockandhook:  "Not overly confident about wexford reaching a leinster final. Although it will all depend on whether Galway can cope without Canning. They struggled big time against Carlow and Kilkenny didn't exactly run riot v Dublin. A lot of uncertainty in upcoming games. Good to see Carlow mixing it with the big boys. Can they get a win, probably not to be honest but they are definitely going in the right direction. Wexford are, according to reports are more than ready for action. Of course with Wexford you never know what you'll get. To sum up, I feel that we'll have a Galway Kilkenny leinster final with Wexford finishing in third place."
Wexford have to make a move this year, or else they will have stagnated for 2 years in a row, and I think they will.
I'd expect them to be in the Leinster final against either Galway or Kilkenny and the game being 50/50.

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1078 - 14/05/2019 22:53:31    2184170

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Replying To county man:  "Wexford have to make a move this year, or else they will have stagnated for 2 years in a row, and I think they will.
I'd expect them to be in the Leinster final against either Galway or Kilkenny and the game being 50/50."
Just said literally the same thing on Wexford board!

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 534 - 17/05/2019 12:05:25    2184878

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Is there the slightest chance of Carlow taking Kilkenny all the way this weekend?

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 534 - 17/05/2019 12:05:57    2184879

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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Is there the slightest chance of Carlow taking Kilkenny all the way this weekend?"
Think first half will be tight enough. When the game slows down second half, Kilkenny will do what they always do.... Get a goal or two and keep tagging over the points

Ej (Wexford) - Posts: 280 - 17/05/2019 13:40:20    2184921

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