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Replying To tiobraid:  "Yes they will and already are one of the greatest but if they are to surpass the KK 4 in a row team then they should be beating this KK team comfortably - I'm not judging them on whether they also get 3, 4 or 5 in a row but will be judging them (if they dont win comfrotably) on the fact that this KK team is nowhere near that previous KK team."
They have won three Leinster titles in a row and beaten a very strong Galway team in two of those finals. They are far from being a weak team. If they lose this final they will be the first Leinster team ever to do so after winning Three Leinsters in a row. If they cant beat beat a much depleted Limerick side by at least seven or points the reverse argument to the '73 KK injury 'crisis' will forever over shadow their win.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3844 - 14/07/2022 10:27:26    2431992

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "They have won three Leinster titles in a row and beaten a very strong Galway team in two of those finals. They are far from being a weak team. If they lose this final they will be the first Leinster team ever to do so after winning Three Leinsters in a row. If they cant beat beat a much depleted Limerick side by at least seven or points the reverse argument to the '73 KK injury 'crisis' will forever over shadow their win."
Depleted limerick team???

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 70 - 14/07/2022 11:56:16    2432022

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It seems all the attention is turning towards the eagerly awaited All Ireland Football Final between Galway v Kerry and not much about the hurling Final!!
Anyways I'll be in Kilkenny for it cheering on the Cats!!
Might even consider Galway/Kilkenny double for the All Irelands @14/1

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1791 - 14/07/2022 12:40:40    2432038

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "They have won three Leinster titles in a row and beaten a very strong Galway team in two of those finals. They are far from being a weak team. If they lose this final they will be the first Leinster team ever to do so after winning Three Leinsters in a row. If they cant beat beat a much depleted Limerick side by at least seven or points the reverse argument to the '73 KK injury 'crisis' will forever over shadow their win."
Injuries part and parcel of the game oldtourman. Every county has them every year.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 477 - 14/07/2022 14:15:21    2432061

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Cmon the treaty.the nearer the match gets the more confident I feel of a victory..really looking forward to this one..I feel limerick will get more credit due to the fact if they win they will have beaten killkenny..limerick won't man mark while killkenny will probably man mark 2 forwards and they all aren't like Mikey butler..both sides havnt really fires on all cylinders yet and if both do on Sunday it'll be brilliant..fitness will be huge as temperatures are said to be very high 20s and this will test all players involved..best of luck everyone..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1824 - 14/07/2022 14:57:40    2432074

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Replying To Newyorkkat:  "Depleted limerick team???"
Yes, it appears, Nash, Peter Casey, Lynch and Gullane are all off. If KK were depleated in '73 (as we are so often reminded) - then that is surely depleted.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3844 - 14/07/2022 15:06:32    2432077

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Injuries part and parcel of the game oldtourman. Every county has them every year."
Hardly four All Stats at once, with a twice Hurler of the Year among them. Anyway KK have never stopped reminding us of of the injuries they had, back in '73.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3844 - 14/07/2022 15:08:51    2432078

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Well if people blame a player for doing an interview as costing them a match then more the fool the person blaming them.
Are people really so stupid as to think an interview in the paper affects performance? Really? Performance at that level is hit and miss for all players and of the 30 players on the field on Sunday, 10 will have a mare of a day. Talking to the media or not.
If a player doesn't want to talk, that's another thing. But promote the biggest game of the year and let those comfortable with talking do it."
I think you're missing the point supporters are very fickle I have lost count of the number of times that I have heard ( if he concentrated on his hurling and less on the media end of things ) and that's not just Joe canning or you will hear that you would never see so and so doing interviews before big games. Also management dont want to give the opposition anything to use as motivation afraid that the players will say something controversial about the opposition. A great example was the documentary about the galway 98 winning team where you had John o Mahoney using newspaper headlines in the dressing room his famous quote there's only one f answer to that, about the article describing galway as a team of fancy Dan's ,if you haven't seen it its worth a watch

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 14/07/2022 15:56:41    2432098

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Replying To minor77:  "I think you're missing the point supporters are very fickle I have lost count of the number of times that I have heard ( if he concentrated on his hurling and less on the media end of things ) and that's not just Joe canning or you will hear that you would never see so and so doing interviews before big games. Also management dont want to give the opposition anything to use as motivation afraid that the players will say something controversial about the opposition. A great example was the documentary about the galway 98 winning team where you had John o Mahoney using newspaper headlines in the dressing room his famous quote there's only one f answer to that, about the article describing galway as a team of fancy Dan's ,if you haven't seen it its worth a watch"
That was 1998, when did you last hear any interview where it gave ammunition to anybody? Players are too clever now.
Who wrote the above? Was it an opposition player?
Look, being honest the best interview I listened to for a while was by Gearoid Hegarty. It was with Joe Molloy on Off The Ball. He was so confident, refreshing and talked openly on a load of topics from mental health to life to hurling.
I'm wasn't suggesting the GAA need thrash talking like you get in US sports but a bit of an insight into these men on our fields and screens every Sunday wouldn't go astray. Most players are capable of that much.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 477 - 14/07/2022 16:32:06    2432106

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Hardly four All Stats at once, with a twice Hurler of the Year among them. Anyway KK have never stopped reminding us of of the injuries they had, back in '73."
Yes it is a big challenge when you lose more than one top player. However I hope Limerick can do it. We were castigated this year but again you look at the injury list. All star full back. Barron the best mid fielder all star. Daly who would be a potential all star in different circumstance this year. It turns out Bennett was carrying an injury. No excuses but this is where mother luck kicks in. It is always nice to see the best players on th field and that includes the opposition.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2371 - 14/07/2022 17:24:35    2432112

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Yes, it appears, Nash, Peter Casey, Lynch and Gullane are all off. If KK were depleated in '73 (as we are so often reminded) - then that is surely depleted."
does Kiely have your phone number OTM? at this rate you may get a call up yourself. Enjoy the weekend and lets hope we give a performance good enough to win.

Clubgaa (Limerick) - Posts: 879 - 14/07/2022 19:27:14    2432125

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "That was 1998, when did you last hear any interview where it gave ammunition to anybody? Players are too clever now.
Who wrote the above? Was it an opposition player?
Look, being honest the best interview I listened to for a while was by Gearoid Hegarty. It was with Joe Molloy on Off The Ball. He was so confident, refreshing and talked openly on a load of topics from mental health to life to hurling.
I'm wasn't suggesting the GAA need thrash talking like you get in US sports but a bit of an insight into these men on our fields and screens every Sunday wouldn't go astray. Most players are capable of that much."
After the drawn 2012 all Ireland hurling final joe canning did an interview and what he said was used and taken out of context to cast Henry shefflin in a certain way which shows what can happen I still go back to my original point supporters are very fickle

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 14/07/2022 19:31:49    2432126

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Replying To Canuck:  "Yes it is a big challenge when you lose more than one top player. However I hope Limerick can do it. We were castigated this year but again you look at the injury list. All star full back. Barron the best mid fielder all star. Daly who would be a potential all star in different circumstance this year. It turns out Bennett was carrying an injury. No excuses but this is where mother luck kicks in. It is always nice to see the best players on th field and that includes the opposition."
Fair to play to you Canuck, I have always contended that if you had all your players fully fit in '17 ye would have won that All Ireland. After all Waterford have an amazing record against Galway.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3844 - 14/07/2022 20:16:57    2432130

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Hardly four All Stats at once, with a twice Hurler of the Year among them. Anyway KK have never stopped reminding us of of the injuries they had, back in '73."
How many All-Stars playing on Sunday?

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 1311 - 14/07/2022 21:29:05    2432136

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What's the story with Richie Hogan, has he a chance of playing?

morethanever (Galway) - Posts: 3 - 15/07/2022 08:01:37    2432142

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Hardly four All Stats at once, with a twice Hurler of the Year among them. Anyway KK have never stopped reminding us of of the injuries they had, back in '73."
Look OTM we'll have 15 players out on the field Sunday giving their absolute best and All star or no All star they'll fight for everything and that's all we can ask for. The workrate we had against Galway wasn't good enough whether that was due to overconfidence or the good start and then taking the eye off the ball I don't know but on Sunday it will have to be manic to match the Cats.
On a different topic the ref on Sunday was a funny appointment as he has not had a good championship to date with the Hegarty sending off in Ennis, the debatable free at the end of Galway/ Kilkenny and the square ball goals in Clare/Wexford aswell as the non black card for the Chin pull down in the same game. Any 1 of those on their own were understandable but all put together tell us his not in form. I hope whoever wins on Sunday it's not down to a bad call.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 691 - 15/07/2022 11:12:01    2432166

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Fair to play to you Canuck, I have always contended that if you had all your players fully fit in '17 ye would have won that All Ireland. After all Waterford have an amazing record against Galway."
What if Galway had all their players fully fit for the 2018 final!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1392 - 15/07/2022 12:19:24    2432182

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I'll tip kilkenny though I hope limerick win.
Over the mast 2 games limerick have looked beatable while kilkenny have looked fantastic, reminding me of the team of old.
Having said that limerick might just roar to life and annihilate them lol so we'll see.
Can't wait.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1359 - 15/07/2022 12:36:56    2432187

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Replying To Ban:  "How many All-Stars playing on Sunday?"
Have never seen excuses been make before game started, usually they come afterwards.

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 70 - 15/07/2022 13:00:10    2432201

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I would like to see Limerick win on Sunday, but they will face a big test v Kilkenny.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1446 - 15/07/2022 13:21:35    2432210

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