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Speaking of betting odds. Today is first time I can recall that Dublin hurlers have been priced as favourites against Galway.

Meaningless really given the time of year and the competition involved and not even knowing who Henry might have on!

More an indication of Dublin's good record over the past 10 years i suppose.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 660 - 16/01/2022 11:42:01    2395131

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Agree with most of that.

Don't see us matching Tyrone or Kerry who are the top two imo.

Ourselves a little behind Mayo too but could beat them in the day I think. Don't see an All-Ireland in anyone else either."
Dublin back to the pack for sure but Id expect them to be competitive. Gannon and Archer would be great additions if they can make the grade, did Archer get a hamstring playing on Saturday after playing Sigerson ? Any word on P Small injury? Kerry looking strong all right but they still have to win the big one after a long absence - brings its own pressures. Tyrone at 8/1 think ill have a bit of that.

theduke66 (Dublin) - Posts: 331 - 16/01/2022 13:32:07    2395146

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Replying To theduke66:  "Dublin back to the pack for sure but Id expect them to be competitive. Gannon and Archer would be great additions if they can make the grade, did Archer get a hamstring playing on Saturday after playing Sigerson ? Any word on P Small injury? Kerry looking strong all right but they still have to win the big one after a long absence - brings its own pressures. Tyrone at 8/1 think ill have a bit of that."
Difficulty in getting out of Ulster is a factor in Tyrone odds of 8/1. They have a potentially tricky fixture against Derry. Dublin and Kerry effectively have little competition in their respective provinces. Armagh, Donegal and Derry are all capable of beating Tyrone

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 16/01/2022 16:02:35    2395163

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Speaking of betting odds. Today is first time I can recall that Dublin hurlers have been priced as favourites against Galway.

Meaningless really given the time of year and the competition involved and not even knowing who Henry might have on!

More an indication of Dublin's good record over the past 10 years i suppose."
What a win for the Dublin Hurlers today v Galway.

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Dublin 3-29 v Galway 0-19

It was 1-16 to 0-08 for Dublin at HT.

Great performance and some excellent scores.

Hopefully this season will see our Hurlers putting in some consistent performances in SHC.

Atha Cliath Abú

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 16/01/2022 16:29:54    2395169

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That was most satisfying. Very impressive performance and grounds for optimism for the year if Mattie can get his best team out for the big games.

Great crowd there today too.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 660 - 16/01/2022 16:36:51    2395170

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Donal Burke scored 0-18 for us today.
What a performance.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 16/01/2022 16:46:38    2395171

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Replying To Fionn:  "What a win for the Dublin Hurlers today v Galway.

FT
Dublin 3-29 v Galway 0-19

It was 1-16 to 0-08 for Dublin at HT.

Great performance and some excellent scores.

Hopefully this season will see our Hurlers putting in some consistent performances in SHC.

Atha Cliath Abú"
Shefflin must go.!

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1803 - 16/01/2022 17:22:15    2395179

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Replying To endgame:  "Shefflin must go.!"
Look, it was an experimental Galway team so in that instance the victory means nothing come championship, except a bit of confidence for the Dubs.

The issue with the Dublin Hurlers is we need to try to win important Championship games and consistently.

Until then, we will continue to be at the lower group of teams in Hurling.

Great to win with such a high score all the same..... ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 16/01/2022 18:58:06    2395193

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Ah now Fionn. Hardly among the lowest!


For a few years there was always shadow of league and/or championship relegation hanging over them and they played like that was on their minds.

Not a current concern so they should be a bit more adventurous. Of course we can't take much from today other than they look like they have a better plan and a better pool than probably since 2013/14.

I know, my optimism is just asking for a running kick in the arse. For the 50th year :-)

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 660 - 16/01/2022 20:10:05    2395209

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Ah now Fionn. Hardly among the lowest!


For a few years there was always shadow of league and/or championship relegation hanging over them and they played like that was on their minds.

Not a current concern so they should be a bit more adventurous. Of course we can't take much from today other than they look like they have a better plan and a better pool than probably since 2013/14.

I know, my optimism is just asking for a running kick in the arse. For the 50th year :-)"
Didnt say Lowest - I said Lower.... ;o)

We are not in the Top 6 counties yet....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 16/01/2022 20:50:20    2395214

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Fantastic win for Dublin today. While I know they have a great record in Parnell Park (especially v Galway) the complete destruction of Galway makes it all the more impressive. Also Galway are trying to impress King Henry so it was a real super display.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3049 - 16/01/2022 21:53:45    2395222

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Replying To Rockies:  "Difficulty in getting out of Ulster is a factor in Tyrone odds of 8/1. They have a potentially tricky fixture against Derry. Dublin and Kerry effectively have little competition in their respective provinces. Armagh, Donegal and Derry are all capable of beating Tyrone"
True and its not easydoback to back. A better Tyrone team did nt do it. After the league last year Tyrone were no hoppers by many hs posters. When I mentioned Tyrone among the top contenders I was met with "Tyrone have no hope". Dublin were always going to struggle last year but will be back with fire in the belly again.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3049 - 16/01/2022 22:03:09    2395223

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Happy New Year

Hope it's a good one for you all

Time to try and wrestle back Sam from Tyrone but it's going to be a tough task with Dublin now dropping back into a very competitive pack.

A long road ahead but hopefully we'll see big improvements coming into the Spring both on and off the pitch.

Wishing yiz all the very best

Up The Du6s ;)"
Hiya Jimbo.

Happy New Year.
Hope you are keeping safe and well pal.

A nice trip to Carlow in store this Saturday for the O'Byrne Cup Final, against the winners of this Wednesday's semi final match up of Kildare v Laois.
Looking forward to it.

Have to say, and I know a lot of us had previously predicted it - but Lee Gannon is defo looking the part so far.
Really looking forward to seeing how he develops into the team.

Great to see Shane Carthy back also. Always rated him as a player.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 17/01/2022 13:07:22    2395285

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Random question for those who may know. Is Cian O'Sullivan injured or has he retired from club football too? I haven't seen him feature for Kilmacud in their county final or Leinster club games to-date.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1514 - 17/01/2022 14:32:24    2395310

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Random question for those who may know. Is Cian O'Sullivan injured or has he retired from club football too? I haven't seen him feature for Kilmacud in their county final or Leinster club games to-date."
Retired for good. You'd put the house on Crokes if they had him fit as centre half.

Great player. Just did his business with no talk about it!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 660 - 17/01/2022 15:54:16    2395334

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Retired for good. You'd put the house on Crokes if they had him fit as centre half.

Great player. Just did his business with no talk about it!"
He was a class act. After all the commitment he gave for years, even playing for the club would have been pretty demanding.
To think they're missing him and also likely missing Mannion for the rest of the campaign and are still favourites for the All-Ireland.
They have a quality panel with great depth. Some of the lads who've come off the bench look every bit as good as those starting.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1514 - 17/01/2022 16:35:31    2395345

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Kilcoo are long odds on to lift the Andy Merrigan, hard to see past them.

Interesting that a number of these multiple all ireland winners haven't gone back to play club football once they stepped away from the county scene, MDMA, Cian O'Sullivan, Paddy Andrews, Diarmuid Connolly (very small bit). Are they completely burned out or is it coincidence?

Dan_Toal (Leitrim) - Posts: 234 - 18/01/2022 10:33:17    2395399

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Replying To Dan_Toal:  "Kilcoo are long odds on to lift the Andy Merrigan, hard to see past them.

Interesting that a number of these multiple all ireland winners haven't gone back to play club football once they stepped away from the county scene, MDMA, Cian O'Sullivan, Paddy Andrews, Diarmuid Connolly (very small bit). Are they completely burned out or is it coincidence?"
Michael Dara and Cian were struggling at club level with injuries at same time they stopped being first choices with county. They've a lot of mileage on board. Not sure about Connolly. Vinnies had their worst ever year at senior football so I'd imagine he'll be there to help them regain status unless he's away somewhere or genuinely finished.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 660 - 18/01/2022 11:52:01    2395421

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Replying To Dan_Toal:  "Kilcoo are long odds on to lift the Andy Merrigan, hard to see past them.

Interesting that a number of these multiple all ireland winners haven't gone back to play club football once they stepped away from the county scene, MDMA, Cian O'Sullivan, Paddy Andrews, Diarmuid Connolly (very small bit). Are they completely burned out or is it coincidence?"
Completely burned out...!

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3410 - 18/01/2022 12:05:11    2395426

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Replying To Dan_Toal:  "Kilcoo are long odds on to lift the Andy Merrigan, hard to see past them.

Interesting that a number of these multiple all ireland winners haven't gone back to play club football once they stepped away from the county scene, MDMA, Cian O'Sullivan, Paddy Andrews, Diarmuid Connolly (very small bit). Are they completely burned out or is it coincidence?"
MDMA is a good club nan but was struggling with injury. Some county players love their clubs and some don't care. The Ballymun lads were good clubmen and very few better clubmen than Kevin McManamon.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3049 - 18/01/2022 12:53:26    2395432

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