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Shock Results In Days Gone By - Even In The National League

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "Yes 1993 Cork gave Mayo a terrible beating. I think it was 20 points. Can't remember Connaught final."
the fact you cant remember it says it all, it was an woeful game of football, sticking in my memory for a very funny incident where I forget which team was attacking, but they were desperate for a goal, and a forward lashed onto the ball and it flew wide, the umpire was already standing with arms wide and the ball came and hit him lets say "in the waist"...the poor man fell to the ground and was in a heap for a minute or two...Ide say he flinches still if he thinks of it...it was so funny at the time..a desperate game of football...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 497 - 22/02/2021 21:11:22    2332481

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "the fact you cant remember it says it all, it was an woeful game of football, sticking in my memory for a very funny incident where I forget which team was attacking, but they were desperate for a goal, and a forward lashed onto the ball and it flew wide, the umpire was already standing with arms wide and the ball came and hit him lets say "in the waist"...the poor man fell to the ground and was in a heap for a minute or two...Ide say he flinches still if he thinks of it...it was so funny at the time..a desperate game of football..."
Ah that's hilarious. You ve some memory fair play to you pardon the punn.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1402 - 22/02/2021 22:52:48    2332494

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "I actually think the league is treated with more respect by the bigger counties than years ago. I remember years ago Kerry would try out players but the regulars would be unfit and overweight. Nowadays teams try to win it more imo."
"The Fatties ", I think Micko used to call the regulars who might have enjoyed the break a bit too much over the winter. I'd say they dreaded the thought of what was coming and they a good few pounds over the required weigh in. It was extra laps for the lucky few. ;-)

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2233 - 23/02/2021 09:50:18    2332504

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Replying To Dubh_linn:  ""The Fatties ", I think Micko used to call the regulars who might have enjoyed the break a bit too much over the winter. I'd say they dreaded the thought of what was coming and they a good few pounds over the required weigh in. It was extra laps for the lucky few. ;-)"
Yes Dubh linn "the fatties was right." They would winter well as Micko would say but they would pay dearly when the heavy training started.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 1402 - 23/02/2021 10:49:54    2332514

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From my own counties hurling perspective we claimed the Leinster minor hurling title back in 1929 beating none other than Kilkenny in the final. We brought Wexford to a replay in 1951 with them going on to win the Leinster senior title that year. Also in 1994 NHL we beat Offaly by a point (not sure if this was the league before or after the All-Ireland). The NHL were lethal in the 90's as many a "big" team got a scare from a weaker hurling county. I can also remember from reading Donal Og Cusacks book that in his first league game for Cork was against Meath and they only won by a point with a late winner. The Winter leagues I would imagine in bogs of pitches took some major skills out of the game.

Some other notable hurling results
Mount Leinster Rangers beating a hugely fancied Oulart the Ballagh in the Leinster club hurling final.
Waterford shocking Tipp in the 2008 AI semi final, with Davy and John Mullane rolling and celebrating afterwards.
UUJ beating Cork IT in the Fitzgibbon cup hurling recently aswell.

From a football perspective always think of Monaghan beating Armagh in the first round of the Ulster championship in 2003 (Armagh were the reigning AI champs.
Limerick hammering Meath in Darren Fays last game in 2008 with Ian Ryan scoring a hat trick for the Treaty side.
Wexford beating Armagh in 2008 to get to the AI semi finals, that was a very good Wexford team and should have won a Leinster at least.
Leitrim claiming Connacht in 1994, still celebrated and rightly so.
Sligo beating Tyrone in 2002 and being unlucky not to beat Armagh in Navan.
The Tipperary minor footballers beating Dublin in the 2011 AI Final.
Mullinalaghta beating Kilmacud Crokes in the Leinster football final.
St Galls (Antrim) playing Kilmurry-Ibrickane (Clare) in the 2010 AI club final, just think of the teams they went through to get there (I dont mean this as a dig but both being from traditionally weaker footballing counties).

butterfly (Meath) - Posts: 94 - 23/02/2021 10:56:49    2332515

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Cork were All Ireland hurling champions in 1986 , but in the semi final they beat Antrim 7-11 to 1-24. It kinda shows Antrim were a serious outfit. They ran KK close in 87 semi final too before making the breakthrough in 89.

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 688 - 23/02/2021 11:29:09    2332519

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Replying To Malonemagic:  "Cork were All Ireland hurling champions in 1986 , but in the semi final they beat Antrim 7-11 to 1-24. It kinda shows Antrim were a serious outfit. They ran KK close in 87 semi final too before making the breakthrough in 89."
Forgot about 1987, we only lost the All-Ireland semi by 7 pts which was Kilkenny's narrowest victory that year before losing the final.

M Lyster (Antrim) - Posts: 431 - 23/02/2021 15:50:20    2332545

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Replying To M Lyster:  "Forgot about 1987, we only lost the All-Ireland semi by 7 pts which was Kilkenny's narrowest victory that year before losing the final."
Yeah 87 semi final played in Dundalk which is one for a GAA Quiz.

Malonemagic (Laois) - Posts: 688 - 23/02/2021 20:35:40    2332570

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Clare beat Cork in a Munster semi final in hurling in 1993 I reember it was a huge shock at thae time..the birth of the great Clare team of the mid to late 1990's in hindsight...
June 13 1993
Semi-Final
Clare 2-07 - J. McInerney (1-0), F. Tuohy (1-0), G. O'Loughlin (0-3), C. Lyons (0-1), J. Russell (0-1), J. Chaplin (0-1), D. Tobin (0-1).
Cork0-10 - B. Egan (0-3), J. Fitzgibbon (0-2), P. Buckley (0-2), M. Mullins (0-1), G.

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 497 - 24/02/2021 15:14:25    2332637

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Waterford beating a star studded Kerry team in 1958. Rumour had it that some of the panel went out to Tramore beach and did not show up for the game. Also that the bus left for home without some of the Kerry players. None of it true. They were just turned over by Waterford. Many of the Deise hurlers from "57 to '63 were excellent footballers and were on this team.
Kerry returned the compliment in hurling in 1992 the year Waterford won the under 21 All-Ireland.
It was not such a shock either when a Waterford team that included Brick and Shane Walsh beat Kerry with Gooch in the under 21 Munster final.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1085 - 24/02/2021 18:56:46    2332661

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