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2020 Hurling Senior Inter County- Who Will It Suit?

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I know this is off topic but does anyone have an opinion on how many yrs Cody has left in him? I'm not writing him off i'm just wondering peoples opinion on it?

Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 363 - 06/08/2020 17:24:38    2286643

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Does anyone wonder about the actual demand?
I am a club player and we were talking about it at training the other night, most of the lads were of the opinion that "why bother if nobody can go"?
For me, inter county matches are about the buzz, the crowds, the band, etc. I think the product without that will be as appealing as a Walsh cup match in January.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 779 - 06/08/2020 18:55:57    2286662

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Normally I'd agree, if no one can go, what's the point? But after what we've all been through, I think most people will be delighted to just get a chance to watch games and for 70 mins forget what is going on. We're at the tip of the iceberg when it comes to jobs and the economy being decimated, if games behind closed doors or with tiny crowds can bring a bit of joy, a bit of a distraction, something else for us to focus on, then let's go for it.

LondainBhoy (UK) - Posts: 34 - 06/08/2020 20:41:43    2286666

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After reading this our worst fears could be confirmed.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0806/1157757-zero-chance-of-inter-county-gaa-on-current-trend/

Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 363 - 06/08/2020 20:54:26    2286668

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Replying To Maroonforever:  "I know this is off topic but does anyone have an opinion on how many yrs Cody has left in him? I'm not writing him off i'm just wondering peoples opinion on it?"
I think he's probably stayed on a bit too long at this stage personally, but credit to him if he enjoys it and wants to stay on.

At this stage, I think he'll stay this year and next year because of the ongoing virus complications to sport and then he may or not want more year with full attendances and the return of the 2019 championship format in 2022

eoghan6688 (Galway) - Posts: 115 - 06/08/2020 20:59:29    2286670

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Replying To Maroonforever:  "After reading this our worst fears could be confirmed.

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2020/0806/1157757-zero-chance-of-inter-county-gaa-on-current-trend/"
I don't mean to be funny but that article is a bit of a disgrace. What would he have us do, sit at home and starve while society collapses around us until we have completely eradicated the virus? It's not realistic. The inter county games will involve a small number of teams compared to clubs, less travel, less games etc. If they can be played they should be.

LondainBhoy (UK) - Posts: 34 - 07/08/2020 10:04:46    2286707

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Hard to see how there won't be more localised restrictions isn't it.
With numbers on the rise, there is not much hope of a championship in my view.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 779 - 08/08/2020 16:30:09    2286883

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It's very difficult to know who it'll suit. Someone said it doesnt suit Cork but Ive also seen Cork run the legs off teams in certain league games. It's probably going to suit the fittest team - fitness it probably more important than normal. It may well suit Wexford given how they are running off their championship (then again it may not).
Tipp are a year older so it's hard to know. The fast sod generally suits the Tipp forwards and maybe the winter weather will allow for less goal scoring chances. However, they played almost all games in 2016 in the rain.
Stating the obvious but we won't really know until after the first game. It's new territory for everyone. I think a lot of games will end up being tighter than ever this year.
*if we have a championhip at all

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2858 - 10/08/2020 23:21:09    2287187

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