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2022 Wexford Intercounty Hurling

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Congrats to Wexford and wish that Kerry were a bit better. Before a ball was hit this year I predicted Clare to both advance and be in the Munster final. Now my advice to all is don't underestimate this Wexford team. Ye may not match up in numbers to the other teams in marquee players but are never flaky or lack heart. In a year that Wexford beat Kilkenny in the championship yere stock and confidence rises significantly.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2371 - 11/06/2022 20:26:00    2424043

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If as expected the two players are suspended then its going to be very hard for Clare..I know they have players to bring in but the starting 15 Lohan was going with will be disrupted..I feel munster final will have taken a lot physically and I don't know if they'll recover..of course the suspension thing might bring them that bit extra..think today was a nice run out for Wexford and they'll be ticking over nicely for next weekend..this could be a thriller..I just hope it won't be my fellow county man appointed as ref..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1818 - 11/06/2022 20:33:23    2424044

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Lol

Great insight there.

Two lads being banned for Clare (rightly in my opinion) will galvanise the team and ensure there is no headache from Munster final loss. Rory Hayes replaced by Cian Nolan who had a super game against Waterford and Shane Meehan to come in for Duggan. Aidan McCarthy back too which is a huge boost.

Professional performance from Wexford today but Clare pressure next week will be something else. Clare by 5 plus."
Leaves your bench a bit weaker LRH but you have a strong team with or without the 2 lads. Hard to predict what way it will go. We are looking fresher than we have in years at this time of year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6651 - 11/06/2022 21:03:18    2424062

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Replying To Paull:  "Do you seriously think that the losers of Antrim or Kerry will give us a game a week after they lose the biggest game they will get to play all year. They would not be in a fit state to play a game of such importance for at least 3 weeks after that final.
So far there have been two years where this game has taken place and both times the Home team that had lost the Joe Mc the week before lost by a whopping 23pts..
Westmeath to us and Carlow to Limerick.
It might not be 23pts this year but it will be a lot closer to that than a Home Victory."
Don't get anyway carried away with today's win. It went just as expected . The losing Joe Mc Finalists will always be easy pickings to any top 8 team especially the week after they play that final.
It does not do them any favours in the long run to finish off their season with a massive hiding and must be looked at .
As for us a repeat of that performance would not get us within 6 points of the Clare team that fought so bravely v Limerick but we can only assume it will be a much improved more physical Wexford that turns up in Thurles where our record against Munster teams is abysmal.
Also would be surprised if Clare can reach that level again so finally if we can someway hold Tony Kelly it will go down to the wire.

Paull (Wexford) - Posts: 123 - 11/06/2022 21:27:48    2424078

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Wexford left Kerry in the game for longer than they should I felt, at half time they were in touch but credit to Wexford. They took over in the 2nd half.
A great call to have a double header next weekend but could they not be on Sunday? Saturday crowds always smaller.
It is good to have a Wexford Clare match without the sideshow from the last few years. Wexford owe Clare one but it will take a truly great performance to win it. Clare's dander will be up after the Leinster final, suspensions or no suspensions. The suspensions will be rescinded this week as they always are.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 11/06/2022 21:41:39    2424088

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Replying To Paull:  "Don't get anyway carried away with today's win. It went just as expected . The losing Joe Mc Finalists will always be easy pickings to any top 8 team especially the week after they play that final.
It does not do them any favours in the long run to finish off their season with a massive hiding and must be looked at .
As for us a repeat of that performance would not get us within 6 points of the Clare team that fought so bravely v Limerick but we can only assume it will be a much improved more physical Wexford that turns up in Thurles where our record against Munster teams is abysmal.
Also would be surprised if Clare can reach that level again so finally if we can someway hold Tony Kelly it will go down to the wire."
I don't believe anyone is getting carried away with the big win yesterday.
The banner men will be a different animal altogether.
To be honest i am more hopeful than confident about next week but it's a new challenge and everyone will be tipping Clare. That should suit us down to the ground.
If Duggan and Hayes get a one match ban that may have an unsettling effect with players having to play in unfamiliar positions.
Can we rise to the occasion and play with huge intensity for 70+ minutes ? That is the burning question.
I believe this Wexford team are definitely growing in confidence and will relish the challenge in Semple Stadium.

Samson55 (Wexford) - Posts: 103 - 12/06/2022 08:33:39    2424104

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Wexford left Kerry in the game for longer than they should I felt, at half time they were in touch but credit to Wexford. They took over in the 2nd half.
A great call to have a double header next weekend but could they not be on Sunday? Saturday crowds always smaller.
It is good to have a Wexford Clare match without the sideshow from the last few years. Wexford owe Clare one but it will take a truly great performance to win it. Clare's dander will be up after the Leinster final, suspensions or no suspensions. The suspensions will be rescinded this week as they always are."
I don't think there'll be any concerns next Saturday in Thurles about 'smaller crowds'.
A sell-out on a Saturday is the same as a sell-out on a Sunday.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2061 - 12/06/2022 10:05:48    2424125

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Wexford left Kerry in the game for longer than they should I felt, at half time they were in touch but credit to Wexford. They took over in the 2nd half.
A great call to have a double header next weekend but could they not be on Sunday? Saturday crowds always smaller.
It is good to have a Wexford Clare match without the sideshow from the last few years. Wexford owe Clare one but it will take a truly great performance to win it. Clare's dander will be up after the Leinster final, suspensions or no suspensions. The suspensions will be rescinded this week as they always are."
Can't understand why Clares dander will be up after the Leinster final?

Tiger1 (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 12/06/2022 12:08:23    2424161

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Replying To Tiger1:  "Can't understand why Clares dander will be up after the Leinster final?"
Typo, I meant Munster Final. :)

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 12/06/2022 16:37:11    2424254

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Hard to understand how we are 33/1 for the all ireland and Galway are 16/1. We beat Kilkenny and Kilkenny beat Galway. Might be worth putting a few euro on ourselves.

Samson55 (Wexford) - Posts: 103 - 12/06/2022 17:54:52    2424291

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the more i think of the clare suspensions i think it will be bad news for wexford....lohan is going to circle the wagons and it will be the world are against us motto.....it could spell trouble for wexford.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1045 - 12/06/2022 18:10:48    2424307

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "the more i think of the clare suspensions i think it will be bad news for wexford....lohan is going to circle the wagons and it will be the world are against us motto.....it could spell trouble for wexford."
That wouldn't be Clare's style

Dirk1971 (Wexford) - Posts: 2 - 12/06/2022 18:28:45    2424324

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "the more i think of the clare suspensions i think it will be bad news for wexford....lohan is going to circle the wagons and it will be the world are against us motto.....it could spell trouble for wexford."
I don't think wexford will worry about any sideshows that Lohan may introduce.
He will find it hard to defend the indefensible and will not end up smelling of roses if he tries to justify the actions of the two Clare players. Wexford will i am sure rise above any distractions that may surface.
Hopefully Lohan will not go down the path that you suggest he might, because most decent people will see right through it.

Samson55 (Wexford) - Posts: 103 - 12/06/2022 19:25:02    2424348

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "the more i think of the clare suspensions i think it will be bad news for wexford....lohan is going to circle the wagons and it will be the world are against us motto.....it could spell trouble for wexford."
I don't think it will be a worlds against us mentality (that's Davy trait), but it think it will help focus the mind on the task at hand. Wexford are there to be respected and can pull a performance on any given day but if we can maintain our intensity levels shown this far we have good enough players without the lads to get the job done.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2248 - 12/06/2022 20:00:05    2424359

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3 to 1 to beat Clare have to have a few pound on that it's a two horse race some odds.

Tiger1 (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 12/06/2022 22:02:52    2424416

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Replying To Tiger1:  "3 to 1 to beat Clare have to have a few pound on that it's a two horse race some odds."
It's not a 'two horse' race, it's a three horse race. The 3/1 odds are for Wexford to beat Clare in 70 minute play, extra-time/replays doesn't count.
For example, Paddy Power's odds are: Wexford 3/1, Clare 3/10, Draw 10/1 (three 'horses'). All these odds apply to 70 minutes play only.
You can (most times) get odds on who will go through to the semi-final, but they will lower.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2061 - 13/06/2022 09:25:21    2424443

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "It's not a 'two horse' race, it's a three horse race. The 3/1 odds are for Wexford to beat Clare in 70 minute play, extra-time/replays doesn't count.
For example, Paddy Power's odds are: Wexford 3/1, Clare 3/10, Draw 10/1 (three 'horses'). All these odds apply to 70 minutes play only.
You can (most times) get odds on who will go through to the semi-final, but they will lower."
3-1 still seems on the generous side though CC

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6651 - 13/06/2022 10:23:56    2424485

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Any word on how many tickets clubs will get lads? Hard to know whether to get tickets on ticketmaster or through the club

Afinestick (Wexford) - Posts: 645 - 13/06/2022 10:53:22    2424505

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Replying To Samson55:  "I don't think wexford will worry about any sideshows that Lohan may introduce.
He will find it hard to defend the indefensible and will not end up smelling of roses if he tries to justify the actions of the two Clare players. Wexford will i am sure rise above any distractions that may surface.
Hopefully Lohan will not go down the path that you suggest he might, because most decent people will see right through it."
What absolute nonsense Brian Lohan doesn't do sideshows a very ordinary straightforward man I am surprised to read such rubbish from a Wexford poster. People still moan about a pull by a Wexford player in the 96 AI Final who was a very tough hurler buy also one of the best of his generation but many define him by that ONE action so please remember this when you are spouting rubbish.

Clare will appeal the suspensions but it wont make any difference there will be no whinging if we are beat we are out simple as and we will wish WX well.

WX on there day can beat anyone I have often said that and they would put it up to Limerick as well then on there bad days they can be awful

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 780 - 13/06/2022 11:16:24    2424523

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Very confident about Saturday. There's a big performance in our boys coming and Clare will be sitting ducks

LarryOBrother (Wexford) - Posts: 339 - 13/06/2022 11:17:43    2424524

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