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Replying To CTGAA10:  "I'm a very proud and happy limerick man today and I'll have a smile on my face for rest of year..thanks very much to everyone involved but especially players.they are the ones who have bought into the whole set up..a lot of those fellas could have decided ah yes I have 1 I have 2 that'll do..then there is the management and head man kiely who keep it all together..yes money has a huge part to play but what have tipp,cork,Waterford and Galway put into the hurling side of things ..in football the dubs,Tyrone,mayo and Kerry..is like to see spending of Kildare in past 5 years and won nothing..ive said this before we are long enough waiting for days like this,it will come to a halt at some stage but hopefully not for another few years..cmon the treaty and thanks boys for everything.."
Enjoy your win and you are justly proud of what is truly a great team. I don't see why in the midst of your celebrations you feel the need to have a pop off Kildare. I haven't seen or heard anyone from Kildare question Limerick's success based on funding. Lay off the jibes at the expense of another county and just take pride and enjoyment from what is a once in a generation group of players. Enjoy the celebrations!

LilywhiteGael (Kildare) - Posts: 58 - 18/07/2022 08:24:16    2432609

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Replying To blackspot91:  "Of course there's hope but I think if Lumerick are fortunate with health next year we could be stronger. Especially if the likes of Cathal O Niel and Adam English can kick on."
Congratulations Limerick were better team but KK refused to die possibly best All Ireland ever won Beat Cork, Tipp, Waterford & Clare in Munster then Galway & KK.

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 780 - 18/07/2022 08:28:34    2432610

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Replying To blackspot91:  "Of course there's hope but I think if Lumerick are fortunate with health next year we could be stronger. Especially if the likes of Cathal O Niel and Adam English can kick on."
I'd agree. Apart from a dogfight with next door neighbours Clare, Limerick had an easy ride through Munster. KK proved that Clare were no great shakes, Galway are a team in transition, and KK, although they fought valiantly in the AIF, were nonetheless beaten 3 times in this year's championship and if TJ decides to retire it will be a weaker team next year.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1392 - 18/07/2022 08:39:28    2432611

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "People having a few pints before a match is nothing new but what is new is the disorder which now seems to have become part of the course.
I have spoken to people from several counties who have said that every county now has a drunken mob on the Hill who ruin it for everybody. One incident I heard of was a supporter urinating against a wall, only for it to run down along the whole terrace.
The problem is, if you are 3 sheets to the wind you shouldn't be getting through the turn stile. I don't know how you police it but I heard it suggested recently that it is time to look at safe standing on the Hill and I also heard the Gardai are going to push for this."
When ever the TV cameras home in on the Hill, the vast majority standing there seem to be male adolescents, about 14 to16 years old. Add alcohol to the mix, and there's bound to be trouble.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2067 - 18/07/2022 08:55:32    2432615

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Replying To endgame:  "Yes a great Galway team. Lost Finals in 85 and 86 which they could have won before the two in a row. Lost the 89 semi final which was the de facto final in controversial circumstances with Tony Keady suspended and a poor refereeing performance. Lost the 90 Final to Cork in a match Galway could well have won. That Galway team could have won 6 in a row but thems the breaks and they only won two."
We were twice pipped fit ab,3 in a row before, in 35 and 19 each time by and in controversial circumstances. No good talking about spilt milk.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3844 - 18/07/2022 09:00:18    2432616

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What a game between two brilliant teams. Limerick have cemented their place among the greatest teams ever to play the game. Congratulations

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11055 - 18/07/2022 09:01:14    2432617

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As far as I'm concerned everything that comes after yesterday is bonus territory.

Never thought leaving Croke Park in 09 after the utter humiliation Tipp put us through I'd leave on the High I was on yesterday.. I'm astonished at the turn around in our fortunes in the last few years.

I remember leaving Nowlan pk in 17 after Kilkenny beat us and we looked as far away as ever from ultimate success. Where we've gone from then is breathtaking.
This team is a once in a generation bunch, the product of incredibly hard work at underage level and blessed with great management, talent and incredible commitment..

I think yesterdays win was essential from the viewport of this teams legacy. Its been thrown out there that we stumbled to a win in 18 and the Covid All Irelands were " lesser wins" because of the absence of crowds. We could only beat what was put in front of us but there's no mistake in Limericks place in the history books now.

Only 4th team to do 3 in a row, beating Kilkenny in an All Ireland final missing our best player in a tough, dogged match, answers everything about Limericks standing now ..

Glory days!!!

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 957 - 18/07/2022 09:16:29    2432621

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Huge Munster representation on the Sunday Game panel last night. Am I surprised that Galway was overlooked again in the team of the year selection! One Galway player chosen although they reached the ALL Ireland semi-final and put it up to Limerick until the very end. Apart from Ursula Jacob, none of the others mentioned Joseph Cooney who played wonderful hurling again this year. Conor Whelan, recognised as one of the top forwards in the game wasn't even mentioned. No Connacht or Ulster rep on the panel! A fair and balanced team of pundits no doubt!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1392 - 18/07/2022 09:31:03    2432623

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I cannot understand why the cats had such long faces as Limerick were the better team on the day?

The_Lug_Coa (Fermanagh) - Posts: 396 - 18/07/2022 09:42:53    2432629

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Replying To The_Lug_Coa:  "I cannot understand why the cats had such long faces as Limerick were the better team on the day?"
In fairness, they'd just lost an All-Ireland final after putting in a huge effort. They're entitled to a few long faces. Did you expect them to be smiling?

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1628 - 18/07/2022 09:58:44    2432633

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "People having a few pints before a match is nothing new but what is new is the disorder which now seems to have become part of the course.
I have spoken to people from several counties who have said that every county now has a drunken mob on the Hill who ruin it for everybody. One incident I heard of was a supporter urinating against a wall, only for it to run down along the whole terrace.
The problem is, if you are 3 sheets to the wind you shouldn't be getting through the turn stile. I don't know how you police it but I heard it suggested recently that it is time to look at safe standing on the Hill and I also heard the Gardai are going to push for this."
In fairness, I remember been in Thurles on the terrace playing Limerick in QF and it was the same thing, I haven't been back to a terrace since and will avoid it. Spent many a game on the Hill for Dublin games back in the day when people had respect and not an ounce of bother. Its not a county specific thing but a generational thing, complete lack of respect. The GAA would have under the current rules the right to refuse entry into the stadium. I also remember being at big games in Australia and the police there take no prisoners but if we did that here, there would be complaints about heavy handed policing. Clamp down on it hard and then everyone will know they cannot do it. If there are no consequences it will continue to happen.

zinny (Wexford) - Posts: 1513 - 18/07/2022 10:00:29    2432635

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Replying To skillet:  "As far as I'm concerned everything that comes after yesterday is bonus territory.

Never thought leaving Croke Park in 09 after the utter humiliation Tipp put us through I'd leave on the High I was on yesterday.. I'm astonished at the turn around in our fortunes in the last few years.

I remember leaving Nowlan pk in 17 after Kilkenny beat us and we looked as far away as ever from ultimate success. Where we've gone from then is breathtaking.
This team is a once in a generation bunch, the product of incredibly hard work at underage level and blessed with great management, talent and incredible commitment..

I think yesterdays win was essential from the viewport of this teams legacy. Its been thrown out there that we stumbled to a win in 18 and the Covid All Irelands were " lesser wins" because of the absence of crowds. We could only beat what was put in front of us but there's no mistake in Limericks place in the history books now.

Only 4th team to do 3 in a row, beating Kilkenny in an All Ireland final missing our best player in a tough, dogged match, answers everything about Limericks standing now ..

Glory days!!!"
Absolutely, Skillet. Yesterday was the icing on the cake in many ways, although I'd say there's plenty cake left to come yet.
This was a signature win of the era. As you said, it ticked whatever boxes were remaining.
It's an incredible achievement and the consistency of players involved over the 5 years (barring a few injuries) makes it more remarkable.
Enjoy it.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1628 - 18/07/2022 10:02:49    2432636

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The only plan I could see was to drive every puck out to TJ. When they went short they were swallowed up or just his aimless balls up to forwards. Probably time for Cody to walk now with some dignity and let some fresh ideas into the set up.

Foley91 (Meath) - Posts: 389 - 18/07/2022 10:19:12    2432640

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "We were twice pipped fit ab,3 in a row before, in 35 and 19 each time by and in controversial circumstances. No good talking about spilt milk."
Congrats on your great win OTM. I alway admired you for not talking about spilled milk in the past! lol
Now that you're churning out All Irelands to beat the band, and having won the three in a row, we better butter you up!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1392 - 18/07/2022 10:26:59    2432641

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Replying To The_Lug_Coa:  "I cannot understand why the cats had such long faces as Limerick were the better team on the day?"
They lost the Final!!!
They've really hardly going be dancing and singing.

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 556 - 18/07/2022 10:27:06    2432642

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Replying To baire:  "Huge Munster representation on the Sunday Game panel last night. Am I surprised that Galway was overlooked again in the team of the year selection! One Galway player chosen although they reached the ALL Ireland semi-final and put it up to Limerick until the very end. Apart from Ursula Jacob, none of the others mentioned Joseph Cooney who played wonderful hurling again this year. Conor Whelan, recognised as one of the top forwards in the game wasn't even mentioned. No Connacht or Ulster rep on the panel! A fair and balanced team of pundits no doubt!"
Cork got to final last year and got no all stars and didnt really deserve any either. I dont understand how Mannion got in ahead of Diarmuid Ryan but thats my opinion.
I had 13 of the same team scribbled down before they named theirs. I had Ryan at 7 and Thomas Monaghan in at 12.
I'm reading on social media that Daithi Burke should have got one!
Name your team and then it can be debated who should be left out... If Hayes and Hegarty had poor finals I'm not sure if theyd have gotten in. I dont see who gets left off for the likes of Butler and Whelan who had good years. You cant fit everyone in. At certain stages of the year you could question a few players form and I'll include Reid in that but I thought he had his best ever game in a KK jersey yesterday.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3710 - 18/07/2022 10:44:16    2432647

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Replying To Viking66:  "
Replying To daveboy:  "[quote=Cockney_Cat:  "Now now Dave, I know you're 'over the moon' at the moment; but can we meet half way and say one of the greatest teams 'ever to play on that field'?"
There's only 2 teams that can claim it. We saw one today. The conversation grew last year and will mushroom this year. That kk team of the 00s were the best ever. I just think Limerick today are right up there beside them now. Next year they might just forge ahead. I love killenny hurling and felt all year they were the only team capable of beating us in croke park. They gave a monumental performance."
Tipp team of the 60s? 4 wins from 7 finals? Cork won 5 AIs in 6 years in the 40s. Cork also won 4 finals from 7 in the 20s. This current Limerick team are certainly up there with all of these. If they win a few more they will be up with the 00s Kilkenny team too!"]Theyre neck and neck with them as it is but KK may be marginally ahead. What this Limerick team have different to KK is that theyve pretty much had the same starting 15 since 2018 bar the injuries along the way. 17/18 players have been the core group of starters. The Kk team from 2006 to 2009 was quite different in both personnel and positions. On that basis do you say KK or Limerick are the better team! Open to debate or irrelevant? Kiely is incredibly loyal to his players and hes right to make hay while the sun shines...for the rest of us hopefully the fact that a lot are around the same age helps the others catch up as they start to slow down - not that that will happen anytime soon!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3710 - 18/07/2022 10:53:28    2432651

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Replying To skillet:  "As far as I'm concerned everything that comes after yesterday is bonus territory.

Never thought leaving Croke Park in 09 after the utter humiliation Tipp put us through I'd leave on the High I was on yesterday.. I'm astonished at the turn around in our fortunes in the last few years.

I remember leaving Nowlan pk in 17 after Kilkenny beat us and we looked as far away as ever from ultimate success. Where we've gone from then is breathtaking.
This team is a once in a generation bunch, the product of incredibly hard work at underage level and blessed with great management, talent and incredible commitment..

I think yesterdays win was essential from the viewport of this teams legacy. Its been thrown out there that we stumbled to a win in 18 and the Covid All Irelands were " lesser wins" because of the absence of crowds. We could only beat what was put in front of us but there's no mistake in Limericks place in the history books now.

Only 4th team to do 3 in a row, beating Kilkenny in an All Ireland final missing our best player in a tough, dogged match, answers everything about Limericks standing now ..

Glory days!!!"
Not strictly true. Several different Cork, kilkenny and Tipp teams have done a 3 in a row. And a Cork and Kilkenny team have managed the 4 in a row also. Which I will be very happy to see you achieve next year once you don't beat us along the way!!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6707 - 18/07/2022 11:08:41    2432656

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Replying To The_Lug_Coa:  "I cannot understand why the cats had such long faces as Limerick were the better team on the day?"
That's a bizarre post. Really strange.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6707 - 18/07/2022 11:11:00    2432658

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Replying To The_Lug_Coa:  "I cannot understand why the cats had such long faces as Limerick were the better team on the day?"
You'd need to lose one at least to fully appreciate it!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1392 - 18/07/2022 11:12:58    2432660

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