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Replying To shoulders:  "The Wexford swarmball and goading opposition tactics are Tyrone rubber-stamped."
I was being sarcastic I think this has been the best Leinster Championship in years. Ever in my lifetime. Even in the golden 90s there were only 3 competitive teams in Leinster. Now there are four. The style you speak of was developed and perfected by the Kilkenny teams of the noughties- defenders playing right on the edge of the rules and forwards buying frees and the swarm of players playing with high intensity to win the ball back. Long before 2003 and Tyrones first All Ireland. Maybe Mickey Harte learned of the great Brian Cody?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 613 - 16/06/2019 10:48:09    2195648

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "limerick
tipp
cork
galway
kilkenny
dublin
clare
wexford
waterford."
Is that still your 1 - 9?

Ej (Wexford) - Posts: 262 - 16/06/2019 22:02:47    2196086

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I absolutely hate this heading. Over 50 years watching hurling from junior C up i have never witnessed a game where there was not some thing to excite and that is coming from a club that only played football up to the sixties. The greatest game in the world needs a revamp to put more counties in contention. Teams tripping around the world is a disgrace while development at home has made little progress in over 100 years, There are great GAA men but there are also dynasors. Plenty of both in my county.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 451 - 17/06/2019 01:15:23    2196167

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Replying To Canuck:  "I absolutely hate this heading. Over 50 years watching hurling from junior C up i have never witnessed a game where there was not some thing to excite and that is coming from a club that only played football up to the sixties. The greatest game in the world needs a revamp to put more counties in contention. Teams tripping around the world is a disgrace while development at home has made little progress in over 100 years, There are great GAA men but there are also dynasors. Plenty of both in my county."
I genuinely do not believe the powers that be are interested or even want it.
The suits decided 15 or so years ago to promote and develop hurling in Dublin. I genuinely believe that this was a financial investment decision and nothing other than that.
To be fair to all involved in Dublin GAA, the funding has been spent wisely and sound structures were built to support the game long term.
If the will and finances were and continue to be there to promote and develop hurling so successfully in Dublin, why hasn't it been replicated elsewhere when it can be executed at a fraction of the cost?
Of course it is not only about funding.

The marketing and promotion of our 2nd tier competition and participants is non existent. (Unbelievably the winners of last year's competition got zero tv coverage this year). In addition the promotion/relegation issue needs to be reassessed.

The core of the problem though is that many of the county boards do not want competitive sides in both codes. I am no fan of the big ball game but what has been allowed to happen to Wexford football over the last 10 years is atrocious.

Ej (Wexford) - Posts: 262 - 17/06/2019 10:51:31    2196308

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Replying To Ej:  "I genuinely do not believe the powers that be are interested or even want it.
The suits decided 15 or so years ago to promote and develop hurling in Dublin. I genuinely believe that this was a financial investment decision and nothing other than that.
To be fair to all involved in Dublin GAA, the funding has been spent wisely and sound structures were built to support the game long term.
If the will and finances were and continue to be there to promote and develop hurling so successfully in Dublin, why hasn't it been replicated elsewhere when it can be executed at a fraction of the cost?
Of course it is not only about funding.

The marketing and promotion of our 2nd tier competition and participants is non existent. (Unbelievably the winners of last year's competition got zero tv coverage this year). In addition the promotion/relegation issue needs to be reassessed.

The core of the problem though is that many of the county boards do not want competitive sides in both codes. I am no fan of the big ball game but what has been allowed to happen to Wexford football over the last 10 years is atrocious."
I would agree that one of the steps for a start should be equal coverage of all tiers be mandatory. Play the lower tiers prior to the top teams on the same day and same venues. Have incentives like early game preferred pricing for tickets. I have no doubt that the young supporters of the lower teams would be inspired by the atmosphere to go home and grab a hurley. Also the t.v. viewing public would see those teams in a different light as regard their skills and commitment.
This would just be one thing on the promotion end. Coaching, management etc. also should be tackled.
You are probably correct there is no interest by the powers that be. Only want to pay lip service to look like something is getting done.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 451 - 17/06/2019 14:24:28    2196527

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Another onesided munster game again today very boring end to a boring year down south

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 274 - 30/06/2019 16:00:51    2202942

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Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way.

zidane (Galway) - Posts: 269 - 30/06/2019 16:23:20    2202952

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
You dont know what you're talking about.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1102 - 30/06/2019 16:41:01    2202968

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
Hope getting that off your chest makes you feel good. It's been SO MUCH more entertaining I'm sure watching Galway footballers so far this year

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1254 - 30/06/2019 16:49:51    2202975

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Replying To Canuck:  "I would agree that one of the steps for a start should be equal coverage of all tiers be mandatory. Play the lower tiers prior to the top teams on the same day and same venues. Have incentives like early game preferred pricing for tickets. I have no doubt that the young supporters of the lower teams would be inspired by the atmosphere to go home and grab a hurley. Also the t.v. viewing public would see those teams in a different light as regard their skills and commitment.
This would just be one thing on the promotion end. Coaching, management etc. also should be tackled.
You are probably correct there is no interest by the powers that be. Only want to pay lip service to look like something is getting done."
I often disagree with Joe Brolly but he made a good point about the creation of a tiered championship in football. He called for the GAA to create a three tier championships and hold all three finals on the same weekend. The situation in hurling is different. The finalists of the Joe McDonagh advance to the preliminary quarter-finals of the Liam McCarthy. The final of the Joe McDonagh could be held before the Leinster final. The Munster final should be held on seperate day so all three finals can be aired on RTÉ. The finals of the Lory Meagher, Nicky Rackard, and Christy Ring cups could be held before the QFs or SFs of the Liam McCarthy.

Hawkeye9212 (Donegal) - Posts: 37 - 30/06/2019 17:33:05    2202991

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
Why do football fans obsess with hurling

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 358 - 30/06/2019 17:51:23    2203011

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
Fully agree with your second sentence. But your entitled to your opinion. To bring up a thread called puke hurling after one of the finest displays of hurling ever in Limerick shows what you know. You should know better than to judge games of hurling simply on the final score.

ZUL10 (Clare) - Posts: 546 - 30/06/2019 17:56:00    2203017

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
What'd you make of the other game or could you watch it ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 825 - 30/06/2019 18:06:23    2203025

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Replying To zidane:  "Muck yet again. Yet the hurling snobs and fan boys won't see it that way."
True we have have our blinkers on, no such thing as a bad Hurling match.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4003 - 30/06/2019 18:31:30    2203042

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Replying To munsterchamps: "limerick
tipp
cork
galway
kilkenny
dublin
clare
wexford
waterford."


Methinks you may need to reassess your assessment

Ej (Wexford) - Posts: 262 - 30/06/2019 18:50:26    2203051

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Thank god the munster championship is finished no more puke hurling on the tele

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 274 - 01/07/2019 19:11:25    2203852

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Is the hurling championship ever going to end or do ye all just keep playing each other week in week out from now till September?

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 598 - 01/07/2019 19:31:47    2203871

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lol - like the 2 lads at the back of the class

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 985 - 01/07/2019 19:51:01    2203882

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Replying To Ej:  "Replying To munsterchamps: "limerick
tipp
cork
galway
kilkenny
dublin
clare
wexford
waterford."


Methinks you may need to reassess your assessment"
Will they ever learn. Never write off The Boys of Wexford. Fought with heart and hand and the blood lines continue.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 342 - 01/07/2019 20:24:16    2203916

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Is the hurling championship ever going to end or do ye all just keep playing each other week in week out from now till September?"
'Football is a game for failed hurlers'- Christy Ring ;)

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 342 - 01/07/2019 20:47:53    2203934

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