The Provincials were poor enough as per usual, with the Championship only saved by the semi finals and final. So all in all you would have to say that it was a poor enough championship in general, as even with the qualifiers, for years outside of their own counties, people have little or no interest until we get to the quarters or semis. Time for a change!!
Obviously from a Tyrone perspective next season is really exciting, every team in Ulster anyway will be desperate to beat us which is great. I suppose learning from previous champions it will be important for Tyrone to breed 1 or 2 new players into the starting team. Dublin done this brilliantly over the past 6 years and i think we will see starting roles for Canavan, McShane and perhaps Donaghy next year.
It would be great to get some players through from the last few U20 teams like maybe Robinson from Errigal, Danny Fullerton or Antoin Fox. Cant wait to see what the next few years bring for Tyrone
Replying To gilly1910: "The Provincials were poor enough as per usual, with the Championship only saved by the semi finals and final. So all in all you would have to say that it was a poor enough championship in general, as even with the qualifiers, for years outside of their own counties, people have little or no interest until we get to the quarters or semis. Time for a change!!"
Replying To conman1282: "did u not see the Ulster championship??"
I watched all the Ulster championship games both deferred and live matches on the BBC and both the games and coverage were top notch, ye have a brilliant competition like munster in the hurling, maybe the way to go is leave ulster as is and create 1 provincial championship out of the other 3 provinces , say Cork Kerry Clare Galway Mayo Roscommon dublin kildare Meath.
firstly with regards to the 2021 season..my initial aim was to hope that i could attend atleast one game in person and thankfully i acheived that and more...from where we were at the start of the year with regards covid, its almost a miracle that i was able to go to an all ireland final which is a day ill cherish, despite the result...onwards and upwards to 2022 when hopefully things dont go south and full capacity games are back...
football- what can you say? that munster final defeat to kerry was just a disaster and things need to change in the football set up..thanks to ronan mccarthy for his effrts and hopefully the new management team (whenever they are selected) do the business and start to develop the young lads as its obvious to see that there is definetly talent at underage level in cork football..not much to say on football as really..2021 was an utter disaster
hurling- there is serious potential in this cork side and with the u20s and minors winning all irelands its hard to not be optimistic for the future of cork hurling,,however this limerick side are a different class altogether..its not often you sit in croke park watching your county get a serious beating and you just sit in awe watching as it unfolds..as rediculous as it sounds the opitimistic viewpoint would be to develop the team over the next 2 or 3 seasons and hopefully by then limerick will have come back into the pack a little bit...certainly on the all ireland final showing cork are some bit off for the next couple of years but thats not to say waterford,tipp or kilkenny could catch limerick on the hop over the next 2 years...all in all..this team made it to an all ireland final which is something to be proud about and certainly can build a solid foundation for a potential all ireland in the next 5 years so 2021 was hopefully a decent year for cork