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Anyone going to call out the great tony Kelly for pulling on reck across the nuts. That's what led him to going off. Bet that won't be seen cos he's the golden child

Wexfordgaa (Wexford) - Posts: 127 - 18/06/2022 21:57:36    2425944

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "I certainly agree with you with regards to Clare not being allowed to play. Wexford system seemed to strangle us. While Reck did well on Tony, I don't understand why management left him in the inside forward line for so long. When we needed a spark though Shane O Donnell stood up I though and his last 15 minute performance won him man of the match."
Shane O'Donnell was excellent when he was needed. Really stood up and showed massive leadership.

Rory O'Connor a savage loss for Wexford, he could of got them over the line today I feel.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 490 - 18/06/2022 22:01:16    2425945

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "Anyone going to call out the great tony Kelly for pulling on reck across the nuts. That's what led him to going off. Bet that won't be seen cos he's the golden child"
Sad to see

twbm (Clare) - Posts: 23 - 19/06/2022 07:33:04    2425949

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Replying To Past hurler:  "Shane O'Donnell was excellent when he was needed. Really stood up and showed massive leadership.

Rory O'Connor a savage loss for Wexford, he could of got them over the line today I feel."
SOD played very well towards the end but Damien Reck wasn't right and eventually went off injured and he had kept SOD pretty quiet without hitting the heights he reached all through the championship. Rory was a big loss. TK s influence increased hugely after Shane Reck went off. True we missed the running of ROC in those last 10 minutes also. And the 3 or 4 points he'd usually get and the space he makes for other players.
It is what it is. We lost to a good team . We have plenty to be positive about looking forward to next year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6651 - 19/06/2022 07:58:43    2425952

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On reflection losing the two recks which allowed Kelly and o Donnell come into the game, losing Rory after ten minutes and chin having to play the whole second half stuck to the goal, with all that it was always going to be difficult. Fair play to the lads though they played brilliantly and I'm really looking forward to next year. After the tipp loss in '19 I was devastated for a long time but after yesterday I'm hopeful of what's to come. Up wexford.

ChinCanHurl (Wexford) - Posts: 188 - 19/06/2022 08:44:58    2425958

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Replying To beano:  "Sickening. Absolutely sickening. The writing was on the wall when Fanning made that mistake for the goal because his puck-outs were terrible. Loss of Rory early on was crippling, but we never pushed on after the third goal. Can't fault any of the outfielders on the day, momentum is a killer."
Yep 100% mentioned here earlier he's an average keeper and was told no no, he's one of the best in the country!!! Go figure!

An entire championship without a save of note, how many dropped balls now have ended in goals for the opposition? 3, 4?. Missed penalties at clutch times in clutch games, another game with terrible puck outs, hell only for the heroics of Reck he would have cost us in the KK game also.

This is where we differ from other counties to our detriment imho, we need to be ruthless, if your not performing then someone else gets a go, don't perform in Wexford and we get excuses and the "ah shurs"

As for the game yep momentum is crucial, we didn't have the bench like Clare did but we're still crucially winning when Fanning drops the ball and makes it a 2 point game, 2 points is a game changer at that stage, even them drawing level then means an entirely different game.

Rory a huge loss but we coped which to me is a positive, dare I say it also the game only 7 days ago took its toll, should we have been more expirimental in that game? Possibly but can see where Egan was coming from going strong considering what happened in Westmeath, how did we need up only drawing in westemeath, oh yeah Clare type goal by 2 that day.

Sickening, all Ireland semi against a team we had already beat, what an opportunity lost.

tearintom (Wexford) - Posts: 1050 - 19/06/2022 08:47:00    2425959

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Replying To Onfor15:  "I don't think I've seen a more delusional post on here"
Emotion talking to be honest.

I've watched it back since and feel as if we've learned nothing from 19.

I said it at ten minutes. For all the hurling we'd done and how dominant we were we didn't have enough on the board.

Thought the panel dissecting the wexford goals was pathetic.

Chin was wrestled into the square in a clear fowl.

The free was also a penalty later on but it doesn't matter because we'd have missed it.

I don't need to talk about the goal we conceded. It's time for a change and that's it.

Rory and the recks were a huge loss. They only got on top when Shane had to go off, not to mention dee who was everywhere.

A very good 60 minute performance but that's not enough.

I'd have taken this on Easter Sunday.. But having watched yesterday, we've left it behind again.

For Egans first year we'd have to be fairly happy.

Plenty to work on, but we've found a couple of players with more of the under 20 lads to come.

Making good decisions in key moments and we could already be waiting for them in a semi final.

Best of luck to Clare. I wouldn't begrudge them.

As for us, with some minor improvements there's absolutely no reason we can't win leinster.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 1995 - 19/06/2022 08:50:45    2425961

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A magnificent day in Thurles and as a neutral, or as neutral as you can be with Wexford children shouting all round you, it was great entertainment.
I don't want to kick any player when they are down, the best hurling is always done on the ditch. They died with their boots on, or off in some instances. You win as a team, and lose as one.
A few points though, 14 points won't win inter county games. Wexford need to find 2-3 new forwards still. Oisin Foley has been the find of the year for me, he has justified how wronged he was by Davy for me.
Wexford's game is so high intensity, it is difficult to do for 70 minutes in particular in the wide open spaces in Thurles or Croke Park. Once Clare's half back line dropped, and sat in front of their full, there was only 1 winner for me.
But Wexford don't hurl for 70 minutes and that is the big problem with the team. Why is that? Is their S&C good enough? Are they fit enough? Are they worn out after Davy? No easy answers but it is an 80 minute and 20 man game now and Wexford just can't sustain it.
I can't stop thinking they are still 3-4 top players and especially subs away from the top teams. Wexford need to get the S&C and hurling of the u20 and minor teams up to the level of the top counties. Its time for a few new faces next year and for supporters not to lose their faeces over league games, win lose or draw take them for the challenge games they are.
But make no bones of it, Dublin will be gunning for that 3rd place with a new manager next year. Away trips to the Nell and Salthill, you have been warned! :)

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 19/06/2022 09:19:21    2425969

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Not impressed with the Clare fans today, booing Lee Chin on the frees is not nice to hear. We didnt boo their freetaker.

logger (Wexford) - Posts: 282 - 19/06/2022 09:24:36    2425970

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One other point. Wexford were by a long long way the worst supported team in Thurles yesterday. What has happened to the "Wexford support"? There was not 5k from Wexford.
No offence, but Wexford supporters seem to want to support the team once they get to Croke Park when 50k bandwagon arrive en masse. In the group stage against Dublin, the Wexford support was really bad.
I don't buy the "Saturday doesn't suit". Thurles is a comparable distance from Galway and Clare yet there was 15k+ from Clare and similar from Cork.
This was an All-Ireland quarter final at the end of the day. If you don't support them now, when do you?
Wexford need to get out and support this team. People said "we won't drive to Cork" but then did not do it to Thurles.
I always backed the notion of 10k support from each county but Wexford had not half of that yesterday.
Never underestimate the value of support. It can and often is the difference between winning and losing. It won't do hurling promotion in the county any good sitting at home. Clubs need to stand up and bring buses of children, co. board should be promoting buses, etc. It need to become a crusade which it was in the 90's as I well remember those huge Wexford crowds v everyne.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 19/06/2022 09:31:35    2425971

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "Anyone going to call out the great tony Kelly for pulling on reck across the nuts. That's what led him to going off. Bet that won't be seen cos he's the golden child"
Maybe the Sunday game might lynch him tonight

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1740 - 19/06/2022 09:45:08    2425973

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Replying To Viking66:  "SOD played very well towards the end but Damien Reck wasn't right and eventually went off injured and he had kept SOD pretty quiet without hitting the heights he reached all through the championship. Rory was a big loss. TK s influence increased hugely after Shane Reck went off. True we missed the running of ROC in those last 10 minutes also. And the 3 or 4 points he'd usually get and the space he makes for other players.
It is what it is. We lost to a good team . We have plenty to be positive about looking forward to next year."
And Shane Reck was only back from injury, himself and Damien are going to be a huge part of this Wexford team going forward.

We need to get lads that are going to make an impact off the bench like Shanagher, Meehan etc did for Clare.

With the high octane game Wexford play, you can't have subs coming on and making no impact on the match, it sucks the life out of a team in the final 15mins.

Same thing happened in 2019, Wexford were flying it against Tipp but Wexford subs made no impact and Tipps subs shot the lights out!

Wexford are going in the right direction under Darragh Egan I feel.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 490 - 19/06/2022 10:00:07    2425977

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Replying To Wexfordgaa:  "Anyone going to call out the great tony Kelly for pulling on reck across the nuts. That's what led him to going off. Bet that won't be seen cos he's the golden child"
Didn't see it, but Michael Duignan mentioned a Wexford player struck off the ball........I'm sure it's well buried after The Sunday Game's Munster Final performance.

WEX98 (Wexford) - Posts: 347 - 19/06/2022 10:02:11    2425978

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Replying To Viking66:  "SOD played very well towards the end but Damien Reck wasn't right and eventually went off injured and he had kept SOD pretty quiet without hitting the heights he reached all through the championship. Rory was a big loss. TK s influence increased hugely after Shane Reck went off. True we missed the running of ROC in those last 10 minutes also. And the 3 or 4 points he'd usually get and the space he makes for other players.
It is what it is. We lost to a good team . We have plenty to be positive about looking forward to next year."
We did lose to a good team Viking. They've proved that throughout the championship but I have to say the sh*te you have to listen to and read about them not hurling well and hangover from Munster championship etc is sickening. As if they have a divine right to walk over Wexford yesterday. The reality is we didn't let them do their thing for 60 mins and were probably the better team to that point. Then injuries and bad goal killed us but good luck to Clare. They took advantage and powered on and that's what good teams do.
One thing I do know is we are able to mix it with anyone and that's what I'll take from this year
Thanks lads for your efforts . Looking forward to the club championships now

HurlingBuzz (Wexford) - Posts: 364 - 19/06/2022 10:16:05    2425987

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Replying To tearintom:  "Yep 100% mentioned here earlier he's an average keeper and was told no no, he's one of the best in the country!!! Go figure!

An entire championship without a save of note, how many dropped balls now have ended in goals for the opposition? 3, 4?. Missed penalties at clutch times in clutch games, another game with terrible puck outs, hell only for the heroics of Reck he would have cost us in the KK game also.

This is where we differ from other counties to our detriment imho, we need to be ruthless, if your not performing then someone else gets a go, don't perform in Wexford and we get excuses and the "ah shurs"

As for the game yep momentum is crucial, we didn't have the bench like Clare did but we're still crucially winning when Fanning drops the ball and makes it a 2 point game, 2 points is a game changer at that stage, even them drawing level then means an entirely different game.

Rory a huge loss but we coped which to me is a positive, dare I say it also the game only 7 days ago took its toll, should we have been more expirimental in that game? Possibly but can see where Egan was coming from going strong considering what happened in Westmeath, how did we need up only drawing in westemeath, oh yeah Clare type goal by 2 that day.

Sickening, all Ireland semi against a team we had already beat, what an opportunity lost."
I don't think he's 1 of the best. But would Quilligan be any better for example? Badly at fault for Fannings goal. Only found this out on the Clare Hurlers Forum the only other forum I post on. I thought it took a touch I haven't watched the 2nd half back yet.
Bottom line is who do we have who is better right now? I do think it's time to look.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6651 - 19/06/2022 10:27:14    2425993

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Replying To Bon:  "Maybe the Sunday game might lynch him tonight"
I very much doubt it and if they do someone will find a way out of it later in the week! I didn't see the incident but TK doesn't need to be at that sort of thing as he answers everyone with his hurling ability.

bottletopbill (Wexford) - Posts: 58 - 19/06/2022 10:28:27    2425994

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Replying To tearintom:  "Yep 100% mentioned here earlier he's an average keeper and was told no no, he's one of the best in the country!!! Go figure!

An entire championship without a save of note, how many dropped balls now have ended in goals for the opposition? 3, 4?. Missed penalties at clutch times in clutch games, another game with terrible puck outs, hell only for the heroics of Reck he would have cost us in the KK game also.

This is where we differ from other counties to our detriment imho, we need to be ruthless, if your not performing then someone else gets a go, don't perform in Wexford and we get excuses and the "ah shurs"

As for the game yep momentum is crucial, we didn't have the bench like Clare did but we're still crucially winning when Fanning drops the ball and makes it a 2 point game, 2 points is a game changer at that stage, even them drawing level then means an entirely different game.

Rory a huge loss but we coped which to me is a positive, dare I say it also the game only 7 days ago took its toll, should we have been more expirimental in that game? Possibly but can see where Egan was coming from going strong considering what happened in Westmeath, how did we need up only drawing in westemeath, oh yeah Clare type goal by 2 that day.

Sickening, all Ireland semi against a team we had already beat, what an opportunity lost."
The one thing I will say about Fanning and its not specific to him, is that it is the only playing position that comes under as much scrutiny as a referee does. There is a huge amount of mental pressure when playing in goal, one mistake and it could cost a game and that's why there is no queue of players in any club to take on that position. It is in my view the most difficult place to play on the field. I think one of his puckout when straight to a Clare player but so did one from Liam Ryan I think and both resulted in points. There were so many mistakes from players outfield however they get looked over as they get an opportunity to prove themselves after it. Go through the game and see how many mistakes from outfield players led to scores by Clare - the goal came off a free because Devitt took the ball in way to far and into traffic.
The question should be is he the best in the county? perhaps in the coming county championship we will see.
As I said not a defense of Fanning but it wasn't his fault we lost and the question should be who else is better in the county if not him.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1512 - 19/06/2022 10:42:14    2425999

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I have tried to post a few times already sense yesterday but they haven't been allowed, don't know why there was nothing bad in any of it. However, I try again, the Sunday game yesterday was a complete and utter farce, I never seen such one sided talk about one team in my life. They should be ashamed of themselves, it was like I was watching clare local station.
Secondly and I never blame the ref much as it is a hard job and too easy to blame them, but my god he was so poor, wexford went 20 minutes before we won a free. The game itself, I still to sickened to talk about it but the GAA and the media are on track to get the all ireland final they want and that all that matters.

hunting (Wexford) - Posts: 775 - 19/06/2022 10:53:47    2426004

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Fanning: don't want to single him out, but it was plain to see.

S.Reck: quietly excellent, game changed when he went off.

Ryan: Duggan did very little from play so won his battle.

Donohoe: no glaring mistakes, has improved massively this year.

P.Foley: like all the backs, can't be faulted.

D.Reck: not as All-Star worthy this time, but still shut out his man until going off.

O'Hanlon: thought he was having a hoor of a game till the last 10 mins. Yellow card inhibited him tackling.

Mogie: ran all day but didn't contribute too much offensively.

Dee: done a lot of untold donkey work, going off hurt us as well.

Jacko: great goal, faded into obscurity thereafter.

Dwyer: I thought he was lively, posed questions to Clare's defence.

O. Foley: two excellent points and good in the air. A positive for the end of season review.

Mac:

Chin: a warrior. If Mac had half his engine, we'd be genuine contenders.

Rory: looked to motoring well before he went off. Huge loss thereafter. The frequency of his injuries is a concern long term.

So basically, our backs were excellent, but we could have got more from the forwards. Our two second half goals probably counteracted their one. 2019's loss is still harder to stomach.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 19/06/2022 11:12:50    2426005

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Replying To beano:  "Fanning: don't want to single him out, but it was plain to see.

S.Reck: quietly excellent, game changed when he went off.

Ryan: Duggan did very little from play so won his battle.

Donohoe: no glaring mistakes, has improved massively this year.

P.Foley: like all the backs, can't be faulted.

D.Reck: not as All-Star worthy this time, but still shut out his man until going off.

O'Hanlon: thought he was having a hoor of a game till the last 10 mins. Yellow card inhibited him tackling.

Mogie: ran all day but didn't contribute too much offensively.

Dee: done a lot of untold donkey work, going off hurt us as well.

Jacko: great goal, faded into obscurity thereafter.

Dwyer: I thought he was lively, posed questions to Clare's defence.

O. Foley: two excellent points and good in the air. A positive for the end of season review.

Mac:

Chin: a warrior. If Mac had half his engine, we'd be genuine contenders.

Rory: looked to motoring well before he went off. Huge loss thereafter. The frequency of his injuries is a concern long term.

So basically, our backs were excellent, but we could have got more from the forwards. Our two second half goals probably counteracted their one. 2019's loss is still harder to stomach."
Devitt: got forward more than he has done. Didn't put a foot wrong.

Mac: below his usual standards unfortunately.

I'd have brought Flood on earlier too.

beano (Wexford) - Posts: 1282 - 19/06/2022 11:36:38    2426008

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