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Replying To StoreysTash:  "Division 1 next year:
Division 1A
Galway
Limerick
Cork
Wexford
Clare
Offaly

Division 1B
Waterford
Tipperary
Kilkenny
Antrim
Dublin
Laois/Westmeath

Not bad groups for next year, can't wait to play those teams. A bit of a shake-up was well needed and a tough group for Wexford which is what we need."
I'd say they're more balanced than this years groups. Great matches ahead.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1335 - 15/06/2021 22:33:03    2351298

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Replying To BaldyBadger:  "Scoring goals has not been a problem this year to date against any of the big boys, whoever we have fielded. For years we couldn't score goals and now we are getting them regularly. It's defending high up the field that is our problem at the moment.
Anyway, it's league. None of this will have much baring in a few weeks. If you think anybody will care about the league come championship, you're deluded. I expect a more polished Cork come Championship, not giving the ball away in their own half as often. However same applies for all of the teams. It should make for compelling viewing all championship."
When you say defending high up the field you mean your forwards ability to work hard and defend? For me that has been corks problem for years since the like of the McCarthy's retired. The backs are consistently getting all the blame and aren't always blameless but Corks forwards were where the main issue was in my opinion. It's obviously a new era in cork and who knows - it could be like 99 all over again

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3105 - 16/06/2021 06:17:37    2351333

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Replying To BaldyBadger:  "Scoring goals has not been a problem this year to date against any of the big boys, whoever we have fielded. For years we couldn't score goals and now we are getting them regularly. It's defending high up the field that is our problem at the moment.
Anyway, it's league. None of this will have much baring in a few weeks. If you think anybody will care about the league come championship, you're deluded. I expect a more polished Cork come Championship, not giving the ball away in their own half as often. However same applies for all of the teams. It should make for compelling viewing all championship."
Problem with having forwards free to get the ball to create and score lots of goals is when the ball gets turned over the opposition defenders have noone marking them and have a free run up to scoring range for a point. Think Cork will go well this year all the same. Bill Cooper the most important player to have during on all cylinders.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3134 - 16/06/2021 11:41:46    2351386

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