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NHL Phoney War

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Switch Galway for Clare and you have a 2nd Prov group phase (with a 6th Lein team added to both Provs) to accompany the Real Ones in the Summer.

This leads me to think - why not keep the existing Prov groups in Summer (each with a 6th team) and play the NHL 'inter group' (A v B) for pairing variety?
NHL KO still with 6 teams - best 2 of 12 records to SFs, next 4 to QFs (intra div KO where possible).

omahant (USA) - Posts: 1774 - 25/01/2020 02:02:28    2262058

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Replying To omahant:  "Switch Galway for Clare and you have a 2nd Prov group phase (with a 6th Lein team added to both Provs) to accompany the Real Ones in the Summer.

This leads me to think - why not keep the existing Prov groups in Summer (each with a 6th team) and play the NHL 'inter group' (A v B) for pairing variety?
NHL KO still with 6 teams - best 2 of 12 records to SFs, next 4 to QFs (intra div KO where possible)."
Nevertheless a fine game in Thurles to-night, with fringe players on both sides getting the chance to display their talents.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 25/01/2020 21:08:50    2262263

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Nevertheless a fine game in Thurles to-night, with fringe players on both sides getting the chance to display their talents."
Certainly a decent spectacle for January. Not sure from a Tipp perspective we seen a huge amount from the new/younger guys.... Hopefully we will see Morgan ar corner back the next day and that Ger Browne gets a few full games in the league as well as getting game time into Brian Mcgrath and more games into Kehoe. For all Ronan Mahers talents I think he's not a natural full back so I'd like to see someone else tried there.
From a limerick point of view, I'm a big fan of Gillane as a hurler but he's not consistent enough on the frees. The likes of Forde, Horgan and Reid will only miss one or two in a season.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2840 - 25/01/2020 22:02:50    2262305

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Certainly a decent spectacle for January. Not sure from a Tipp perspective we seen a huge amount from the new/younger guys.... Hopefully we will see Morgan ar corner back the next day and that Ger Browne gets a few full games in the league as well as getting game time into Brian Mcgrath and more games into Kehoe. For all Ronan Mahers talents I think he's not a natural full back so I'd like to see someone else tried there.
From a limerick point of view, I'm a big fan of Gillane as a hurler but he's not consistent enough on the frees. The likes of Forde, Horgan and Reid will only miss one or two in a season."
David Reidy was faultless against Cork in the Munster league Final from frees and yet he was not asked to take a single free tonight and if he had been it might have helped his game, as I think he is capable of much more, than he showed on this occasion.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 25/01/2020 22:48:50    2262334

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Certainly a decent spectacle for January. Not sure from a Tipp perspective we seen a huge amount from the new/younger guys.... Hopefully we will see Morgan ar corner back the next day and that Ger Browne gets a few full games in the league as well as getting game time into Brian Mcgrath and more games into Kehoe. For all Ronan Mahers talents I think he's not a natural full back so I'd like to see someone else tried there.
From a limerick point of view, I'm a big fan of Gillane as a hurler but he's not consistent enough on the frees. The likes of Forde, Horgan and Reid will only miss one or two in a season."
It's not just Gillane the whole team seems to play in fits same last year where they have a 10 min blitz followed by 10 quiet or vice versa

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 685 - 25/01/2020 23:03:46    2262338

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