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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "I think that Limerick won Munster without both Lynch and Casey shows how far ahead they are of the chasing pack and an epic Munster final glossed over this reality."
Teams missing players due to injury is also a reality, one that's not exclusive to Limerick..

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1310 - 24/06/2022 17:03:42    2427307

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Replying To F4:  "Did O'Connor do his cruciate?"
No. Its the same knee injury he's always managing apparently

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6637 - 24/06/2022 21:35:28    2427337

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https://m.independent.ie/regionals/wexford/sport/gaa/wexford-manager-darragh-egan-says-development-starts-now-after-quarter-final-exit-to-clare-41775346.html

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6637 - 24/06/2022 21:50:05    2427342

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Replying To Viking66:  "https://m.independent.ie/regionals/wexford/sport/gaa/wexford-manager-darragh-egan-says-development-starts-now-after-quarter-final-exit-to-clare-41775346.html"
Yeah viking, just read the article and from what he says i think we have the right man for the job.As they say Rome wasn't built in a day.
The strength and conditioning for the u20 lads available next year will build muscle enabling them to mix it at senior level.
Lets hope that in the league next season that we don't over do things and peak for the championship. Staying up in the top flight is important but it will be useless if we leave our form behind us in the mucky fields in the early months of the year.
I am looking forward to next year allready and with new additions to the panel i am confident we can make an impact in leinster and beyond.

Samson55 (Wexford) - Posts: 103 - 25/06/2022 12:10:00    2427370

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Replying To Ban:  "Teams missing players due to injury is also a reality, one that's not exclusive to Limerick.."
his point was that limerick came through winning munster without two time hurler of the year and a man who was on course for man of the match in last years allireland finall with 5 points from play after 20 mins......his point is how strong limerick are ...i said id explain it a bit better for you......

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1045 - 25/06/2022 12:39:57    2427374

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Thanks for explaining and explaining that you were explaining..!

I suppose my point being that in sport injuries are something all teams must deal with, including Clare who Limerick played in the Munster Final. Fully fit Rogers, Shanagher, Aidan McCarthy, Pat O'Connor would have made them a different opposition. Some would have been on the starting line-up. Some would have strengthened the bench, the bench being what the clever people say was the deciding factor in that epic encounter..

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1310 - 26/06/2022 12:10:45    2427554

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I know this chat has gone quiet recently, but after watching the two semi finals, all I can think is why can't we get to that level at a more consistent basis. Why is it we can beat Kilkenny and then throw it away against Clare who then went in to be hammered by Kilkenny. We've beaten Kilkenny plenty of times over the last few years and yet have only one Leinster and no All Ireland final appearances in comparison to Kilkenny who have 3 Leinster in a row and two All Ireland appearances.

Is it a mental thing with Wexford? Do we not believe that we should be where a Kilkenny, Limerick are? I look at Offaly who've been in the absolute pits for two decades and produce a minor team who were seconds away from an All Ireland. We haven't come close to that realistically in decade's. The two u20 finals were won comfortably by our opponents on the day. Do Wexford need to look into sports phycology. Remember 96 with Liam Griffin and our special friend, Niamh Fitzpatrick. It's so frustrating!

Finchfurlong996 (Wexford) - Posts: 203 - 03/07/2022 19:50:25    2429492

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Replying To Finchfurlong996:  "I know this chat has gone quiet recently, but after watching the two semi finals, all I can think is why can't we get to that level at a more consistent basis. Why is it we can beat Kilkenny and then throw it away against Clare who then went in to be hammered by Kilkenny. We've beaten Kilkenny plenty of times over the last few years and yet have only one Leinster and no All Ireland final appearances in comparison to Kilkenny who have 3 Leinster in a row and two All Ireland appearances.

Is it a mental thing with Wexford? Do we not believe that we should be where a Kilkenny, Limerick are? I look at Offaly who've been in the absolute pits for two decades and produce a minor team who were seconds away from an All Ireland. We haven't come close to that realistically in decade's. The two u20 finals were won comfortably by our opponents on the day. Do Wexford need to look into sports phycology. Remember 96 with Liam Griffin and our special friend, Niamh Fitzpatrick. It's so frustrating!"
That Kilkenny team yesterday the way they played was totally different to the style they played in the round robin match against us.When it gets to this stage teams first touch and plans totally different than league or round robin in fairness to Cody he got it spot on where Clare put too much into the round robin and trying to win munster

Tiger1 (Wexford) - Posts: 145 - 03/07/2022 20:47:05    2429509

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I thought the very same thing about Wexford yesterday. They have lots of good hurlers, but something in the mentality means the lose matches in the last 10 minutes.
When Wexford get in to a winning position, they can't see it through. Is it fitness? Is it mental fitness? Is it S&C? Most likely a combination. Limerick were up to going the whole way v Clare in the Munster final, but Wexford were out on their feet 60 minutes in to the Clare match.
I also think not having 5 subs as good as the ones going off kills Wexford and Dublin a lot. Games are won and lost by having bodies able to fit in seamlessly.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 476 - 03/07/2022 21:49:49    2429526

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "I thought the very same thing about Wexford yesterday. They have lots of good hurlers, but something in the mentality means the lose matches in the last 10 minutes.
When Wexford get in to a winning position, they can't see it through. Is it fitness? Is it mental fitness? Is it S&C? Most likely a combination. Limerick were up to going the whole way v Clare in the Munster final, but Wexford were out on their feet 60 minutes in to the Clare match.
I also think not having 5 subs as good as the ones going off kills Wexford and Dublin a lot. Games are won and lost by having bodies able to fit in seamlessly."
It's happening at all grades. Our u20s should have won a Leinster championship. They started that game like a team terrified of their opponent. Around 20 mins onwards they were the better side and should have won that game. Kilkenny held on and won the All Ireland. Difference was believe. That has to change from Tony Forestall upwards. Get these lads believing in themselves more. I think there's another Leinster in the senior team if a few new players develop and Egan instills a bit more ruthlessness into the team. This team is not good enough to win an All Ireland but based on Kilkenny, there probably good enough to get to a final. Whatever about not winning one since 96, it's a bloody embarrassment that we haven't even played in one for 26 years considering there are only 8 teams that take it seriously.

We've only got a short term window with the team we have ATM so you'd hope we can get to one in the next year or two. If not, could be over 35 years or more before we play an All Ireland final.

Finchfurlong996 (Wexford) - Posts: 203 - 04/07/2022 16:37:35    2429703

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The Sunday Game done some analysis on Mikie Bulter's job on Tony Kelly.......Shane Reck done the same and hardly a mention.....apparently Tony had an off day against Wexford.

WEX98 (Wexford) - Posts: 347 - 04/07/2022 17:43:51    2429719

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Replying To WEX98:  "The Sunday Game done some analysis on Mikie Bulter's job on Tony Kelly.......Shane Reck done the same and hardly a mention.....apparently Tony had an off day against Wexford."
I know was thinking the same. Butler is a real talent and probably will win young hurler of the year, but Shane Reck did as good a job in him also. If he'd been fitter and stayed on, who knows! Does beg the question, have we found a way to nullify Kelly? Putting a strong man marker in him seems to do the job

Finchfurlong996 (Wexford) - Posts: 203 - 05/07/2022 11:17:19    2429804

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Replying To WEX98:  "The Sunday Game done some analysis on Mikie Bulter's job on Tony Kelly.......Shane Reck done the same and hardly a mention.....apparently Tony had an off day against Wexford."
Shane Reck did not do same as Mikie Bulter. Mikie Bulter kept Tony Kelly scoreless from play for the whole game.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2061 - 05/07/2022 12:28:54    2429837

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Shane Reck did not do same as Mikie Bulter. Mikie Bulter kept Tony Kelly scoreless from play for the whole game."
He was doing a right job until Kelly broke his pubis bone with a dig.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 308 - 05/07/2022 14:03:43    2429876

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Shane Reck did not do same as Mikie Bulter. Mikie Bulter kept Tony Kelly scoreless from play for the whole game."
Shane Reck kept Kelly to 2 points from play in 130 minutes of hurling between last year and this. And TK had alot more zip about him in those 2 games than he did the last day.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6637 - 05/07/2022 15:43:57    2429919

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Replying To Viking66:  "Shane Reck kept Kelly to 2 points from play in 130 minutes of hurling between last year and this. And TK had alot more zip about him in those 2 games than he did the last day."
Good for him, but what has that got to do with what I said?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2061 - 05/07/2022 16:46:07    2429937

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Good for him, but what has that got to do with what I said?"
A little silly to go down the route of he scored a point against one and nothing against the other. Maybe the main thing to take is that the blueprint to deal with tony Kelly is to man mark him and not let him roam freely. Reck and butler did their jobs brilliantly. Limerick for example didn't go down that route and Kelly scored frequently in the games against them.

HurlingBuzz (Wexford) - Posts: 363 - 06/07/2022 10:46:28    2430028

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Replying To countyman2022:  "He was doing a right job until Kelly broke his pubis bone with a dig."
That's called Karma, what happened to TK in the semi final

TomWex (Wexford) - Posts: 18 - 06/07/2022 11:06:08    2430034

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Good for him, but what has that got to do with what I said?"
You were implying Butler did a better job. I think both did very well on him.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6637 - 06/07/2022 11:31:43    2430049

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Replying To Viking66:  "You were implying Butler did a better job. I think both did very well on him."
I implied nothing.

"The Sunday Game done some analysis on Mikie Bulter's job on Tony Kelly.......Shane Reck done the same..."

I replied to the above post stating the fact that Reck did not do the same, Butler kept Kelly scoreless.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2061 - 06/07/2022 17:36:18    2430158

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