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I see TG4 are going doing a new Underdogs series, for the first time featuring hurling!! Anyone who has never played McCarthy Cup is eligible to apply. Looking forward to seeing this!

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 31/03/2022 09:48:25    2408543

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Replying To keeper7:  "I see TG4 are going doing a new Underdogs series, for the first time featuring hurling!! Anyone who has never played McCarthy Cup is eligible to apply. Looking forward to seeing this!"
Its not the first time..

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3611 - 31/03/2022 09:53:45    2408546

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Its not the first time.."
I don't remember it being hurling before but maybe you're right.

keeper7 (Longford) - Posts: 4026 - 31/03/2022 12:00:38    2408610

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They've done hurling previously, team included Shane McGrath (Tipp) and Niall Corcoran (Galway/Dublin)

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1833 - 31/03/2022 12:53:50    2408642

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https://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=11695.0

Team of 2005 that played Kilkenny.

TG4 UNDERDOGS XV: 1 - Richie O'Neill (Kilmacow, Kilkenny). 2 - Niall Corcoran (Meelick Eyrecourt, Galway) (capt), 3 - Brendan Lohan (Kilconieron, Galway), 4 - Martin Kirwan (Shanahoe, Laois). 5 - Bryon Duff (Toomevara, Tipperary), 6 - Damian Cosgrave (Monaleen, Limerick), 7 - Denis Kelly (Conahy Shamrocks, Kilkenny). 8 - Padraig Madden (Lorrha, Tipperary) (vice-capt), 9 - Richie Hennessey (Ardmore, Waterford). 10 - Mark O'Connor (Erin's Own, Cork), 11 - Nicky Jacob (St Saviours, Waterford), 12 - Michael Grace (Inistiogue, Kilkenny). 13 - Andrew McGovern (Mullinavat, Kilkenny), 14 - Ronan Hayes (Sixmilebridge, Clare), 15 - John Ryan (Portroe, Tipperary).

Substitutes: 16 - Alan Franks (Ballyskenagh, Offaly), 17 - Gerry Slattery (Kiladagan, Tipperary), 18 - Derrick Murphy (Turloughmore, Galway), 19 - Pearse Davern (Knockainey, Limerick), 20 - David Canning (Portumna, Galway), 21 - Damian O'Meara (St Oliver Plunketts, Tipperary), 22 - Garret McPhillips (Wolfe Tones, Clare), 23 - Brian Foley (Adare, Limerick), 24 - Enda Collins (Killinena, Clare), 25 - Dónal O'Reilly (Mullagh, Galway). Injured (Unfit to play): 26 - Eddie Brennan (Erin's Own, Castlecomer, Kilkenny).

That's what a quick google found me... I said Shane McGrath from Tipp was involved but looks like I'm wrong based off that

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1833 - 31/03/2022 12:57:45    2408645

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Replying To keeper7:  "I don't remember it being hurling before but maybe you're right."
There was a hurling one years back, as far as I can recall Tipps Shane Mc Grath played on it. They played then down in Nowlan Park and got annihilated. I was at it. I think it was back around 2006, they wore black and red jersies too.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 31/03/2022 13:16:24    2408650

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In essence the Underdogs will be comprised of the McDonagh and Ring Allstars with maybe a few from the Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher competitions making it as well

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1694 - 31/03/2022 18:58:35    2408762

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Replying To brian:  "https://gaaboard.com/board/index.php?topic=11695.0

Team of 2005 that played Kilkenny.

TG4 UNDERDOGS XV: 1 - Richie O'Neill (Kilmacow, Kilkenny). 2 - Niall Corcoran (Meelick Eyrecourt, Galway) (capt), 3 - Brendan Lohan (Kilconieron, Galway), 4 - Martin Kirwan (Shanahoe, Laois). 5 - Bryon Duff (Toomevara, Tipperary), 6 - Damian Cosgrave (Monaleen, Limerick), 7 - Denis Kelly (Conahy Shamrocks, Kilkenny). 8 - Padraig Madden (Lorrha, Tipperary) (vice-capt), 9 - Richie Hennessey (Ardmore, Waterford). 10 - Mark O'Connor (Erin's Own, Cork), 11 - Nicky Jacob (St Saviours, Waterford), 12 - Michael Grace (Inistiogue, Kilkenny). 13 - Andrew McGovern (Mullinavat, Kilkenny), 14 - Ronan Hayes (Sixmilebridge, Clare), 15 - John Ryan (Portroe, Tipperary).

Substitutes: 16 - Alan Franks (Ballyskenagh, Offaly), 17 - Gerry Slattery (Kiladagan, Tipperary), 18 - Derrick Murphy (Turloughmore, Galway), 19 - Pearse Davern (Knockainey, Limerick), 20 - David Canning (Portumna, Galway), 21 - Damian O'Meara (St Oliver Plunketts, Tipperary), 22 - Garret McPhillips (Wolfe Tones, Clare), 23 - Brian Foley (Adare, Limerick), 24 - Enda Collins (Killinena, Clare), 25 - Dónal O'Reilly (Mullagh, Galway). Injured (Unfit to play): 26 - Eddie Brennan (Erin's Own, Castlecomer, Kilkenny).

That's what a quick google found me... I said Shane McGrath from Tipp was involved but looks like I'm wrong based off that"
They were the group that the selectors had to round up at 3am in Thurles one night!!!!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 01/04/2022 19:54:15    2408973

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Replying To Bon:  "There was a hurling one years back, as far as I can recall Tipps Shane Mc Grath played on it. They played then down in Nowlan Park and got annihilated. I was at it. I think it was back around 2006, they wore black and red jersies too."
You are right Shane McGrath played in final I remember and scored a point or two but I never actually seen him in the series before that, I think more from 2004 or 2005 that the series was on

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 637 - 02/04/2022 09:55:26    2409007

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I remember watching this programme.it was great and a couple of players managed inter county senior after it..I seem to remember a match of some sort played in claughaun Gaa grounds,and Eamon cregan was a selector.

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1760 - 02/04/2022 10:16:10    2409011

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You'd wonder who they are going to play at the end of the new series. Most Recent few underdogs series the underdogs have been annihilated, I'd hate to think what sort of a hiding they would get it they were to play the likes of Limerick.
I like the concept of the show but I don't know how realistic it is in modern day.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 02/04/2022 14:33:45    2409060

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Off the top of my head

Kerry - Fionan Mackassey & Shane Conway
Antrim - Neil McManus
Carlow - Marty Kavanagh
Westmeath - Killian Doyle
Kildare - Jack Sheridan
Down - Conor Woods

The you'd have really good club hurlers from all the Liam
McCarthy counties who never made the county panel.

No Lory Meagher or Nicky Rackard hurler would be able for
Senior hurling.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 445 - 02/04/2022 14:54:10    2409063

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i thought it was for players who never played county that was the point of the series, some of the players listed on this topic are all county players

preddan (Kildare) - Posts: 637 - 02/04/2022 18:10:57    2409098

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Replying To preddan:  "i thought it was for players who never played county that was the point of the series, some of the players listed on this topic are all county players"
No the eligibility criteria for this year is that it is open to all male players who have never played with an inter-county team in the Liam McCarthy Cup

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1694 - 02/04/2022 18:27:42    2409106

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "No the eligibility criteria for this year is that it is open to all male players who have never played with an inter-county team in the Liam McCarthy Cup"
It can only be good for hurling if they did the same with football there would be no need for the Taltean Cup comp.

Cuhullain (Kildare) - Posts: 257 - 02/04/2022 18:45:27    2409112

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "I remember watching this programme.it was great and a couple of players managed inter county senior after it..I seem to remember a match of some sort played in claughaun Gaa grounds,and Eamon cregan was a selector."
That's the year I was talking about. Eamonn, Cathal Moore and Pat Fleury were the selectors

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 03/04/2022 13:38:39    2409194

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Yes if I'm right cregan got very thick over fellas trying to sneak back in to accomadation in early hours of the morning..think they were coming from Hayes hotel..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1760 - 03/04/2022 15:35:18    2409233

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Yes if I'm right cregan got very thick over fellas trying to sneak back in to accomadation in early hours of the morning..think they were coming from Hayes hotel.."
They played a game v Thurles Sarsfields I think and afterwards the management left them out for a drink. But most of the players took advantage!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 04/04/2022 19:45:32    2409649

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Yes if I'm right cregan got very thick over fellas trying to sneak back in to accomadation in early hours of the morning..think they were coming from Hayes hotel.."
Mind you - several members of the Limerick senior intercounty team of that era were well known to go on the lash!!!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 04/04/2022 19:48:53    2409651

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You'd wonder who thought this was a good idea again. The two football ones were a complete disaster. Don't see how this will go any better.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1026 - 05/04/2022 10:15:41    2409687

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