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Walsh Cup Wexford V Kilkenny

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Replying To wexico15:  "I actually feel sorry for him/her in a way, comes across as slightly unhinged."
Funny how you've no reply to last few comments when you know you've little else to say or respond with. How is your hoganstand centered life going for you?

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 241 - 26/01/2022 13:12:18    2396540

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Time will tell, and I would certainly not mind being proven wrong. I don't see it with Wexford, though. And ye're a team that I like to see winning. 1968 cannot really be compared to today. Wexford still had men in '68 (Nolan, Neville and O'Brien) who had been through the process and experience of winning in 1960. They'd played with many of Wexford's greatest ever, from the 1950's. Such experience is invaluable to a team, as success breeds success. The young guns of '68 would definitely have benefited from having these older winners around them. Alas, '68 wasn't built upon, with many of that team afterwards losing three finals in the 1970's (and further alas, all to Cork)."
All true too Foreveryoung. Hopefully some of our new generation of players will impress you this year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 26/01/2022 14:01:40    2396548

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Replying To Viking66:  "All true too Foreveryoung. Hopefully some of our new generation of players will impress you this year."
Foley and Devitt look like could make it dont they?

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 241 - 26/01/2022 14:41:33    2396564

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Was at the matches in rathdowney and wexford park. Delighted to see such a range of players being given game time. We need competition for places which will drive the squad on.

Very impressed with the Foleys, Connal Flood and also Conor Hearne (who I think is flying under the radar with very little being said about him!!)

Mikie Dwyer needs more game time but he was very lively when he came on last Sunday. He had a great chance of a goal but missed a pickup... easily happens in January. I believe it was him who set up Dunbar for his goal too.

Mac seems to be finding form. A more traditional formation will hopefully suit him. He may not catch every ball but he causes chaos in the FF line which other players can feed off. When he has the ball he is hard to dispossess and will either get a shot off or find a good pass. I really hope he has a great year.

Still need to keep trying new players and Sunday in croke park is another great opportunity.
Would love to see Bailey back for it with Cullen, Dwyer and Dunbar starting.

If Chin is recovered, a half or hurling would do him good ahead of the limerick game... but only if he is fully fit. No point risking him in January.

A little disappointed with Jacko. He has so much physicality and ability but is just not consistent in games. He should have been dominant in the Laois and KK matches I think. Simon D was a bit dodgy too against the cats.

Whatever has happened to AJ Redmond????? Super talent who should be making an appearance at senior.

Waldorf.Salad (Wexford) - Posts: 36 - 26/01/2022 16:34:35    2396593

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Replying To Waldorf.Salad:  "Was at the matches in rathdowney and wexford park. Delighted to see such a range of players being given game time. We need competition for places which will drive the squad on.

Very impressed with the Foleys, Connal Flood and also Conor Hearne (who I think is flying under the radar with very little being said about him!!)

Mikie Dwyer needs more game time but he was very lively when he came on last Sunday. He had a great chance of a goal but missed a pickup... easily happens in January. I believe it was him who set up Dunbar for his goal too.

Mac seems to be finding form. A more traditional formation will hopefully suit him. He may not catch every ball but he causes chaos in the FF line which other players can feed off. When he has the ball he is hard to dispossess and will either get a shot off or find a good pass. I really hope he has a great year.

Still need to keep trying new players and Sunday in croke park is another great opportunity.
Would love to see Bailey back for it with Cullen, Dwyer and Dunbar starting.

If Chin is recovered, a half or hurling would do him good ahead of the limerick game... but only if he is fully fit. No point risking him in January.

A little disappointed with Jacko. He has so much physicality and ability but is just not consistent in games. He should have been dominant in the Laois and KK matches I think. Simon D was a bit dodgy too against the cats.

Whatever has happened to AJ Redmond????? Super talent who should be making an appearance at senior."
Oisin Pepper showed up really well in Rathdowney too while I think O'Hanlon has done well v Tipp and KK, he's certainly not listening to those writing him off, AJ is still only 19/20 so plenty off time for him to develop, look at the impression Oisin Foley has made this year at the age of 24/25.

bostonredsox (Wexford) - Posts: 4368 - 26/01/2022 16:44:16    2396596

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Replying To wexico15:  "Oisin Pepper showed up really well in Rathdowney too while I think O'Hanlon has done well v Tipp and KK, he's certainly not listening to those writing him off, AJ is still only 19/20 so plenty off time for him to develop, look at the impression Oisin Foley has made this year at the age of 24/25."
Yea, Pepper was excellent in that match. I forgot him.

Didnt realise O Foley was 24/25. Thought he was younger.

O hanlon looks in great shape and was very mobile against KK. On hard ground though... has he the speed for wing back? I'm not sure. REgarding centre back I think we need a longer term solution which would be P Foley.
OHanlon would be a fantastic impact sub. Maybe I'm being unfair saying this. He has been a great servant for Wexford but time cathces up with everyone.

I thought Billy Dunne did well in Rathdowney.
Cian byrne did well in open play against the cats. But he was dodgy on frees. We really need a consistently reliable free-taker. Missing frees costs us a number of points in most games (2019 excepted when Chin was on fire!!)

So who should be our go-to men for frees. P Foley and Rory??? Both can have their off days on frees too. Bring back the great Jimmy Holohan!! :-).

Waldorf.Salad (Wexford) - Posts: 36 - 26/01/2022 17:20:36    2396601

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "I disagree. I think Leinster will be just as competitive as Munster. As things stand, there is not much to choose between Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny and Wexford, with anyone capable of beating the other. Throw in Laois and Westmeath, who haven't a chance of winning Leinster, but do have a chance of causing an upset against one of the top four.
By the way, how do you see your own county faring this year?"
I agree there's little between the big four in Leinster, but each of those four would be confident of beating both Laois and Westmeath, so one win against the stronger teams would probably be enough to qualify. In Munster a team would need to win at least two out of four tough games to get through so that seems to me to be a tougher task. It's shaping up like a very interesting championship in both provinces. Westmeath will find the going tough but they are a committed bunch with some very good players. Unfortunately we probably don't have enough top players to beat any of the top teams, and a win over Laois would be a very significant achievement.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 394 - 26/01/2022 18:17:58    2396611

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Replying To Waldorf.Salad:  "Yea, Pepper was excellent in that match. I forgot him.

Didnt realise O Foley was 24/25. Thought he was younger.

O hanlon looks in great shape and was very mobile against KK. On hard ground though... has he the speed for wing back? I'm not sure. REgarding centre back I think we need a longer term solution which would be P Foley.
OHanlon would be a fantastic impact sub. Maybe I'm being unfair saying this. He has been a great servant for Wexford but time cathces up with everyone.

I thought Billy Dunne did well in Rathdowney.
Cian byrne did well in open play against the cats. But he was dodgy on frees. We really need a consistently reliable free-taker. Missing frees costs us a number of points in most games (2019 excepted when Chin was on fire!!)

So who should be our go-to men for frees. P Foley and Rory??? Both can have their off days on frees too. Bring back the great Jimmy Holohan!! :-)."
Matthew O Hanlon best year was in 2019 and has been a great servant but wouldn't have the pace in the half back line now 3 years later.

I'd go with a half back line of with Conal Flood, Paudie Foley and Jack O Connor.

Nice bit of height and pace.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 442 - 26/01/2022 19:09:16    2396622

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Replying To countyman2022:  "Foley and Devitt look like could make it dont they?"
Definitely. Devitt has really bulked up since last year. Never knew cornerback might suit him tbh. Thought Mcguckin looked good too.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 26/01/2022 20:15:50    2396634

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Replying To Waldorf.Salad:  "Yea, Pepper was excellent in that match. I forgot him.

Didnt realise O Foley was 24/25. Thought he was younger.

O hanlon looks in great shape and was very mobile against KK. On hard ground though... has he the speed for wing back? I'm not sure. REgarding centre back I think we need a longer term solution which would be P Foley.
OHanlon would be a fantastic impact sub. Maybe I'm being unfair saying this. He has been a great servant for Wexford but time cathces up with everyone.

I thought Billy Dunne did well in Rathdowney.
Cian byrne did well in open play against the cats. But he was dodgy on frees. We really need a consistently reliable free-taker. Missing frees costs us a number of points in most games (2019 excepted when Chin was on fire!!)

So who should be our go-to men for frees. P Foley and Rory??? Both can have their off days on frees too. Bring back the great Jimmy Holohan!! :-)."
Rory doesnt even take frees regularly for his club. Hopefully Chin gets fit and has a good year on them. Pepper is a pacy player but is he big enough yet for senior intercounty? Hes still got plenty of time to develop.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 26/01/2022 20:19:27    2396636

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Replying To Past hurler:  "Matthew O Hanlon best year was in 2019 and has been a great servant but wouldn't have the pace in the half back line now 3 years later.

I'd go with a half back line of with Conal Flood, Paudie Foley and Jack O Connor.

Nice bit of height and pace."
Remember theres Murphy, D Reck, Cullen and Bailey as options too. And Simon Donohue looked ok at centre back last year too.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 26/01/2022 21:28:46    2396651

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Replying To Viking66:  "Rory doesnt even take frees regularly for his club. Hopefully Chin gets fit and has a good year on them. Pepper is a pacy player but is he big enough yet for senior intercounty? Hes still got plenty of time to develop."
How is Paul codd fixed?

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 1940 - 27/01/2022 08:25:52    2396658

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Replying To midlands:  "I agree there's little between the big four in Leinster, but each of those four would be confident of beating both Laois and Westmeath, so one win against the stronger teams would probably be enough to qualify. In Munster a team would need to win at least two out of four tough games to get through so that seems to me to be a tougher task. It's shaping up like a very interesting championship in both provinces. Westmeath will find the going tough but they are a committed bunch with some very good players. Unfortunately we probably don't have enough top players to beat any of the top teams, and a win over Laois would be a very significant achievement."
Its a good point but you forget what happened in 2019 when all four teams finsihed on 5 points. Any of them could beat or draw with another so one win against one of the other "top 4 contenders" is unlikely to be enough. You're probably going to need to be aiming for 8 points to get through in reality and I think all 4 teams could even end up on 8 points too. It's not straightforward at all in my opinion. Having said that! I do think Munster is going to be tougher to get out of.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3587 - 27/01/2022 08:48:04    2396661

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "How is Paul codd fixed?"
Gizzy Lyng either : )

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 27/01/2022 11:44:00    2396696

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Too ofte n in the past when we beat Kilkenny or
In last weeks game drew with them, there is a tendency to under perform in the next game. It's like that we put in so much effort against the cats that there is nothing left in the tank. Hopefully there will be a bit of consistency in the current setup under Darragh Egan. A win over the Dubs would be a start and could boost our confidence when we meet the treaty men in the next game. Performances so far have been encouraging and the new lads in the squad are showing up really well. A strong panel is paramount and the old reliables can no longer sit back and be sure of their places. That is a healthy place to be for the future of Wexford hurling.

Blockandhook (Wexford) - Posts: 668 - 27/01/2022 13:35:34    2396712

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Replying To Blockandhook:  "Too ofte n in the past when we beat Kilkenny or
In last weeks game drew with them, there is a tendency to under perform in the next game. It's like that we put in so much effort against the cats that there is nothing left in the tank. Hopefully there will be a bit of consistency in the current setup under Darragh Egan. A win over the Dubs would be a start and could boost our confidence when we meet the treaty men in the next game. Performances so far have been encouraging and the new lads in the squad are showing up really well. A strong panel is paramount and the old reliables can no longer sit back and be sure of their places. That is a healthy place to be for the future of Wexford hurling."
Strong panel might be more important than ever this year!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5533 - 27/01/2022 14:47:47    2396732

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