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Replying To Fionn:  "Dubs fans and team really looking forward to heading into the West to play Mayo in the nominated neutral ground in Sligo.

Should be a great atmosphere.

It should give a little insight into where both teams at currently at, it terms of All Ireland credentials.

Hopefully a full house. Have my ticket secured."
Apologies for the typo - ROSCOMMON ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3897 - 08/06/2024 21:23:26    2550236

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Replying To Fionn:  "Massive game for the Dublin Hurlers tomorrow evening in the Leinster Hurling Final.

We are hoping to become Leinster Senior Hurling Champions for only the 2nd time since 1961, and 1st since that memorable day in 2013.

The Cats going for 5 in a Row but did achieve 7 in a row Leinster titles in 2011. And actually won 12 out of 13.

It is a massive ask for the Dubs. Kilkenny are 1/4 odds for the title.

Hoping we can put it up to Kilkenny tomorrow but I am going to the game more in hope, than expectation.

Would love to see a big Dublin support in Croker tomorrow.
Hearing about 25,000 expected only.

Anyway, great occasion for the Dublin Hurlers, and hope they put in a big performance against the mighty Cats."
Well that was a tough one to take - totally outclassed - men against boys,

Congrats to the Cats.

We needed a good start and got the exact opposite....

Good crowd of loyal Dublin supporters on the Hill thankfully, but that performance was our worst of the year.

Gonna be very difficult to get it right for the next game imo, after that hammering....
So many errors, and gave Kilkenny the freedom of Croke Park at times.
Didnt even let them know we were there.
That performance was so disappointing.

The joys of being a Dublin Hurling support eh.. ;o)

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3897 - 08/06/2024 21:28:16    2550237

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Replying To Fionn:  "Well that was a tough one to take - totally outclassed - men against boys,

Congrats to the Cats.

We needed a good start and got the exact opposite....

Good crowd of loyal Dublin supporters on the Hill thankfully, but that performance was our worst of the year.

Gonna be very difficult to get it right for the next game imo, after that hammering....
So many errors, and gave Kilkenny the freedom of Croke Park at times.
Didnt even let them know we were there.
That performance was so disappointing.

The joys of being a Dublin Hurling support eh.. ;o)"
There is no joy in anything connected to Dublin hurling.. Total disaster.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 09/06/2024 01:32:28    2550259

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Back to football next Sunday , should be a 20 point plus win pulling up, Mayo only a shadow of previous years and a few of their best players out injured.

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 426 - 09/06/2024 09:25:26    2550272

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "There is no joy in anything connected to Dublin hurling.. Total disaster."
Barney I was surprised to say the least at a stat in the match programme yesterday:-

Dublin v Kilkenny 1974 - 2024 (updated after result yesterday)
Played 27 (now)
Kilkenny 25
Dublin 1
Draw 1

What the hell.....

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3897 - 09/06/2024 11:01:55    2550279

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "Back to football next Sunday , should be a 20 point plus win pulling up, Mayo only a shadow of previous years and a few of their best players out injured."
Lol

S1234 (Mayo) - Posts: 89 - 09/06/2024 13:54:53    2550310

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Replying To Fionn:  "Well that was a tough one to take - totally outclassed - men against boys,

Congrats to the Cats.

We needed a good start and got the exact opposite....

Good crowd of loyal Dublin supporters on the Hill thankfully, but that performance was our worst of the year.

Gonna be very difficult to get it right for the next game imo, after that hammering....
So many errors, and gave Kilkenny the freedom of Croke Park at times.
Didnt even let them know we were there.
That performance was so disappointing.

The joys of being a Dublin Hurling support eh.. ;o)"
How many times was I tempted to get up and leave during that match. Deeply depressing.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4919 - 09/06/2024 15:44:21    2550338

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A bad day for Dublin hurling no doubt but the main thing now is to get themselves right for the quarter final and regardless of the result put in a big performance.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 3808 - 09/06/2024 15:59:34    2550345

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Replying To arock:  "How many times was I tempted to get up and leave during that match. Deeply depressing."
I forced myself to stay until the final whistle - and believe me that was difficult... ;o(

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3897 - 09/06/2024 16:18:49    2550355

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Replying To Fionn:  "Barney I was surprised to say the least at a stat in the match programme yesterday:-

Dublin v Kilkenny 1974 - 2024 (updated after result yesterday)
Played 27 (now)
Kilkenny 25
Dublin 1
Draw 1

What the hell....."
Grim stats for sure, not a great read.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4919 - 09/06/2024 17:28:05    2550372

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Good neutral venue trip ahead

I'd take any sort of win

Zero buzz about the game

Sign of the times, I'm glad we had the format we had back in the day, because if this current format had of been around for the past 30 years, I doubt there would be much of a game left

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20638 - 13/06/2024 19:48:14    2551281

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Good neutral venue trip ahead

I'd take any sort of win

Zero buzz about the game

Sign of the times, I'm glad we had the format we had back in the day, because if this current format had of been around for the past 30 years, I doubt there would be much of a game left"
It should be a big game, given that it does have consequences, but no buzz at all.

Probably going but wouldn't bother me not to. Which is sad.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 13/06/2024 22:54:39    2551310

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Best game so far, great atmosphere, great travelling support and great nail biting finish. Mayo brought huge intensity. They destroyed us down our left side in both halves, O'Shea caused havoc in the first and we were off the pace, lucky to go in one up. We need more aggression as well, slow to put the shoulder in not laying a glove on fellas slicing us down the middle. A bit more no nonsense defending required. I think we left too much quality on the bench, Jack and Paul in particular. Jack won that game for us. That tackle on the end line was top drawer, his point and his drive and pass to Costello for the equaliser. Some cameo. We can't afford to leave him on the bench for what's to come. Same with Mannion. The mission was to avoid the prelims and we did it. Not at our best by a long shot but to not lose was very important. First test of the Summer and we passed.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4734 - 17/06/2024 17:10:34    2552446

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Replying To Joxer:  "Best game so far, great atmosphere, great travelling support and great nail biting finish. Mayo brought huge intensity. They destroyed us down our left side in both halves, O'Shea caused havoc in the first and we were off the pace, lucky to go in one up. We need more aggression as well, slow to put the shoulder in not laying a glove on fellas slicing us down the middle. A bit more no nonsense defending required. I think we left too much quality on the bench, Jack and Paul in particular. Jack won that game for us. That tackle on the end line was top drawer, his point and his drive and pass to Costello for the equaliser. Some cameo. We can't afford to leave him on the bench for what's to come. Same with Mannion. The mission was to avoid the prelims and we did it. Not at our best by a long shot but to not lose was very important. First test of the Summer and we passed."
Dublin needed a tough test before the 1/4 final. And we got it.
10 different scorers which was a good spread.
Cian and Lee are being missed at the back imo, and as you say Jamesie, Jack & Paul need to be starting.
But it was all about getting minutes into all the legs and we have done that to a large extent.

Need to sharpen up for sure and bring a lot more intensity, but that equalising point at the end was top drawer.

2 weeks to work on things and ramp it up even more. The business end starts now.

Looking like kerry will make the final and they have no injuries as of yet.
They look the more impressive at the moment.

Team I would like to avoid is Armagh actually - that would be a dog fight.
Either way, I reckon we will have to meet 1 if not 2 UIlster teams if we are to progress.

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts: 3897 - 17/06/2024 18:18:10    2552478

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Replying To Joxer:  "Best game so far, great atmosphere, great travelling support and great nail biting finish. Mayo brought huge intensity. They destroyed us down our left side in both halves, O'Shea caused havoc in the first and we were off the pace, lucky to go in one up. We need more aggression as well, slow to put the shoulder in not laying a glove on fellas slicing us down the middle. A bit more no nonsense defending required. I think we left too much quality on the bench, Jack and Paul in particular. Jack won that game for us. That tackle on the end line was top drawer, his point and his drive and pass to Costello for the equaliser. Some cameo. We can't afford to leave him on the bench for what's to come. Same with Mannion. The mission was to avoid the prelims and we did it. Not at our best by a long shot but to not lose was very important. First test of the Summer and we passed."
Yep pretty much all that!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8662 - 17/06/2024 18:53:26    2552491

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Best of Luck to the Dubs this weekend in Thurles vs Cork


I hope ye will stay around and cheer on Wexford in the second match as the GAA have fixed it so Wexford will have very little support down there.

Yellow (Wexford) - Posts: 585 - 19/06/2024 09:52:41    2552915

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Lads stay around and shout loudly for Wexford. Clare shafted us in the vote meaning we will have less support all the while we give their kids a wonderful weekend in Wexford for thr Feile.

Sure half of you live part of the year in Wexford anyway !

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 19/06/2024 10:46:32    2552931

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Replying To WEXILE:  "Lads stay around and shout loudly for Wexford. Clare shafted us in the vote meaning we will have less support all the while we give their kids a wonderful weekend in Wexford for thr Feile.

Sure half of you live part of the year in Wexford anyway !"
Certainly will if not already ensconced in Kennedy's nursing our sorrows over pints of porter!

I fear for ourselves, Wexford a better chance.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 19/06/2024 11:34:06    2552947

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Certainly will if not already ensconced in Kennedy's nursing our sorrows over pints of porter!

I fear for ourselves, Wexford a better chance."
Good man! Wouldn't a leinster double be just the tonic

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 19/06/2024 11:53:55    2552954

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What a game
Decided to make a bit of a holiday out of the weekend,
Great way to start it off, hugely competitive and entertaining game.
Exactly what the Dr ordered for Dublin.
Great high end competitive football to get into the legs, never say die attitude and it exposed a couple of things, missing some big game players in James and Lee Gannon
I think it's time to start Mannion and Jack looks healthy and fit to me, he needs more minutes and we need him.

I wouldn't put money on Dublin to do back to back, very hard thing to pull off and I don't think they'll achieve it but I'm happy with the never say die attitude, it will take a good team to beat them but there's teams there very capable of it

All in all, that's the best game I've attended in a long while, Championship football in a good tighter venue on the road and Mayo found a very good performance

Tough for them to play so soon after, you don't get over a game like that in a week

Also, if you're looking for a staycation. I would recommend Drumhierny Woodland in Co Leitrim, we headed off this morning after a great few days

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20638 - 19/06/2024 17:40:46    2553067

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