National - Munster Hurling Championship

My favourite provincial championship of them all football and hurling. Always like to travel down for some of the games and always fierce battles and good rivalries.

This year I haven't been as excited as usual by it as I can see no other winner than Tipperary. That's not me being critical of any of the other sides as them would bury my county, it's just I don't see any team being able to cope with one of the best forward lines I reckon I've seen.

Question is can anyone in Munster stop Tipp from retaining their crown

ciaran1988 (Antrim) - Posts:71 - 19/04/2017 23:45:05   1980970

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Replying To ciaran1988:  "My favourite provincial championship of them all football and hurling. Always like to travel down for some of the games and always fierce battles and good rivalries.

This year I haven't been as excited as usual by it as I can see no other winner than Tipperary. That's not me being critical of any of the other sides as them would bury my county, it's just I don't see any team being able to cope with one of the best forward lines I reckon I've seen.

Question is can anyone in Munster stop Tipp from retaining their crown"
At face value you would have to say no.

Tipperary will prove too strong for Cork but Waterford have been waiting in the long grass to meet them in the semi and it would not surprise me at all to see them catch Tipp. If cork could by some miracle beat Tipp then it becomes without a doubt the most open Munster championship in memory.

Clare v Tipp final for me with Tipp winning out.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts:1781 - 20/04/2017 02:29:08   1980995

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If we are lucky enough to retain it we'll to do it the hard way by beating Cork, Waterford and Limerick/Clare.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts:1691 - 20/04/2017 02:41:26   1981000

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tipp are that bit stronger than every1 else in munster...ive said it all along so ill say it again, i think waterford are at that stage now where we have the beating of kilkenny...i think if we could get over tipp we'd win the all ireland in september...but tipp are showing ferrocious potential recently...could go on to win another 1 or 2 championships. tipp v clare munster final.

juniorjudge (Waterford) - Posts:370 - 20/04/2017 12:02:50   1981084

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Replying To juniorjudge:  "tipp are that bit stronger than every1 else in munster...ive said it all along so ill say it again, i think waterford are at that stage now where we have the beating of kilkenny...i think if we could get over tipp we'd win the all ireland in september...but tipp are showing ferrocious potential recently...could go on to win another 1 or 2 championships. tipp v clare munster final."
Waterford haven't won Munster since 2010 and they haven't beaten anyone of note (KK, Tipp, Galway) in the championship in the last few years. If they meet Tipp in Munster this year, they have to show the same fight they showed against Kilkenny (2016) and Cork (every year). For some reason they seemed to lie down against Tipp in the last number of years, even when Tipp were average.

HurlingSnob (Dublin) - Posts:87 - 21/04/2017 02:48:43   1981317

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Building Tipp up on the back of a few league wins it's madness. When KK put it up to us in the league in Thurles this year what happened ? Still big questions over Tipp.
I remember this time last year it was Clare that was being built up over the league and look what happened them. big test for Tipp on Sunday.

therealtmo (Tipperary) - Posts:1229 - 21/04/2017 15:50:58   1981504

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Looks like we will be without Jason Forde for two games this summer.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts:1691 - 21/04/2017 16:06:32   1981511

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Munster Championship is always open in my view.
Cork will put it up to Tipp and that will be a close game. I expect a big game from Cork and they could catch us as they are not as bad as last year.
Question marks still hang over Tipp despite our best league campgain since probably 2008.
To retain the All Ireland we need to play 3 tough games before All Ireland series.
I'd fancy us to win all Ireland through the back door as we're still not handling this 6 week break as well KK did.
Expect Limerick to shock Clare I think their a championship team and I believe they could be in a Munster final. If either Tipp or Cork end up playing Limerick it will be in Gaelic grounds so Limerick should they get over Clare potentially home final.
Waterford haven't been amazing this year but I think they are in for a big year. Lots of young talent like Tipp I expect them all guns blazing in the semi v cork or tipp.
Outright winner I'd pick Waterford.

WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts:1366 - 21/04/2017 17:09:24   1981526

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Think Tipp will beat Cork and go on to beat Waterford in the semi although i expect waterford to give them a mighty battle this time.
Think Clare are better than Limerick so it should be a Clare/Tipp Munster final.
Tipp's title to lose.

Condorman (Dublin) - Posts:786 - 21/04/2017 17:49:34   1981535

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I think Tipperary are the best team and are justified favourites. I think Cork might just come up short against them. Waterford to beat Tipp in the semi. The other semi is a toss up. Clare are favourites but it'll be tight. Limericks v Waterford Munster final in Cork. Limerick to win.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts:590 - 21/04/2017 20:01:47   1981559

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I think Tipperary are the best team and are justified favourites. I think Cork might just come up short against them. Waterford to beat Tipp in the semi. The other semi is a toss up. Clare are favourites but it'll be tight. Limericks v Waterford Munster final in Cork. Limerick to win."
I think Tipp will beat Cork. But if Waterford fail to beat Tipp this year I think it will do massive damage to Waterford if Tipp were to beat them again.

therealtmo (Tipperary) - Posts:1229 - 21/04/2017 21:16:43   1981573

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Replying To bloodyban:  "I think Tipperary are the best team and are justified favourites. I think Cork might just come up short against them. Waterford to beat Tipp in the semi. The other semi is a toss up. Clare are favourites but it'll be tight. Limericks v Waterford Munster final in Cork. Limerick to win."
Don't put your money where your mouth is on that BB.

Westfester (Limerick) - Posts:461 - 24/04/2017 00:03:37   1982036

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Tipp (will recover from yesterday) to beat Clare in the final

omahant (USA) - Posts:990 - 24/04/2017 17:09:47   1982288

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