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Very proud of Galway. Congratulations Limerick. Great to be back in Croke park for days like today. Sat beside a lovely couple from Limerick in the Hogan. All set up for a great final between Kilkenny and Limerick judging by the level of their performance yesterday. Post mortem saved for another day

mr305 (Galway) - Posts: 43 - 03/07/2022 19:00:48    2429483

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The work-rate and effort today was brilliant. A massive step up compared to the Leinster final. We went toe-to-toe for as long as we could.
It's definitely a huge missed opportunity though. That game was there for the taking. We just missed too many chances and turned over some bad ball from promising positions in the 2nd half.
The full-back line were excellent in the 2nd half. I thought Daithí was outstanding.
We're carrying one or two in the forward line, which you just can't afford to do at the top level. We're also light in terms of options from the bench.
Great commitment today but ultimately a feeling of one which got away.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1493 - 03/07/2022 19:01:24    2429484

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Replying To festinog:  "The stamp didn't even get a mention from the commentators during the game. I suppose by their standards when the Limerick boys can walk on water the Galway lad should have felt blessed for being treaded on thusly."
In fairness to Kyle it was his positioning. He did his best to ensure as little pressure as possible was placed on player - nothing premeditated. Not a Ghost of a chance!! And I don't think there were was any complaints from players.

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 65 - 03/07/2022 19:14:46    2429485

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""Armagh would be rightly miffed at the difference".

Armagh 'miffed'? Ha-ha!"
That seems to be the standard of your debating skills. Just ignore what doesn't suit your anti Ulster agenda.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9525 - 03/07/2022 19:21:48    2429486

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the stamp was right in front of linesman, James Owens, shocking.
and Lk scored from a free awarded for picking ball off ground.
The incident needs to be investigated. Hurling reffing is too subjective as we saw in minor game also.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1584 - 03/07/2022 19:43:22    2429489

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We definitely left the game behind, it was ours to win as I expected it would but unfortunately we didn't take those crucial chances!
Not surprised by the Galway effert as I have believed in the ability of this team all along.
Whoever said Galway would run out of steam was wrong.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1674 - 03/07/2022 19:47:34    2429490

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Fair point ACL. Great physical game between two sides who came to play. I live in the US and work with a bunch of different tribes, friends from which were over watching this morning (my time). There couldn't have been a better advert for the game. Wouldn't be surprised if we see some tribal lads form a team here shortly!

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 3021 - 03/07/2022 20:00:17    2429497

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "the stamp was right in front of linesman, James Owens, shocking.
and Lk scored from a free awarded for picking ball off ground.
The incident needs to be investigated. Hurling reffing is too subjective as we saw in minor game also."
Arra stop. Lads calling for grand jury investigations of the ref every time their team loses is getting old. Not to mention just plain sad.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 3021 - 03/07/2022 20:02:11    2429498

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Replying To katser:  "We definitely left the game behind, it was ours to win as I expected it would but unfortunately we didn't take those crucial chances!
Not surprised by the Galway effert as I have believed in the ability of this team all along.
Whoever said Galway would run out of steam was wrong."
Great game. Just the test Limerick needed. Galway will be back.

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 408 - 03/07/2022 20:02:12    2429499

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "This was a very enjoyable game, great entertainment. However the contrast in The Sunday Game panel on several incidents shows the massive hypocrisy and double standards in the coverage between last week and this week. There were 2 dangerous incidents today, a shoulder lunge to a players head and a deliberate stamp. Joanne Cantwell and the panel didn't mention the shoulder and quickly skirted over the stamp. Armagh would be rightly miffed at the difference."
They will. They'll be rightly miffed at some incidents in a different sport not being mentioned. Sure they've little to be doing after their 2022 League and Championship football season, them Armagh footballers. No doubt they were all at home watching the hurling semi final and will now take to social media with their keyboards and display their miffness at the injustice of it all. That's what intercounty footballer do after all. Or maybe they won't because they're adults.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6764 - 03/07/2022 20:04:02    2429500

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "That seems to be the standard of your debating skills. Just ignore what doesn't suit your anti Ulster agenda."
Anti Ulster agenda? Yeah, right Mr Paranoia.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1872 - 03/07/2022 20:29:47    2429504

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Replying To festinog:  "Fair point ACL. Great physical game between two sides who came to play. I live in the US and work with a bunch of different tribes, friends from which were over watching this morning (my time). There couldn't have been a better advert for the game. Wouldn't be surprised if we see some tribal lads form a team here shortly!"
It was far from a great game - too many unforced errors. Galway with no "go to man" proved costly.

Limerick have been getting the warnings from inferior teams this season. I hope they win the final. However, based on their lethargic performances to date, they need to rediscover the "eye of the tiger". Otherwise, Kilkenny will blow them away - and who wants to see Grumpy Cody going out on a high? Time to man up lads!!

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 65 - 03/07/2022 20:34:36    2429506

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Replying To katser:  "We definitely left the game behind, it was ours to win as I expected it would but unfortunately we didn't take those crucial chances!
Not surprised by the Galway effert as I have believed in the ability of this team all along.
Whoever said Galway would run out of steam was wrong."
You gotta play for the full 70 +minutes if you want to beat the All Ireland champions Son..

PatKeyes73 (Limerick) - Posts: 15 - 03/07/2022 20:45:23    2429508

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "That seems to be the standard of your debating skills. Just ignore what doesn't suit your anti Ulster agenda."
Even when there's no Ulster teams involved and it's another sport you still manage to bring it into a topic.

The irony of it being you could be talking about yourself seeing as you ignore everything that doesn't suit your agenda. But at this point it's hard to even know what that agenda is.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 986 - 03/07/2022 20:56:59    2429510

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Replying To AnCrúiscínLán:  "It was far from a great game - too many unforced errors. Galway with no "go to man" proved costly.

Limerick have been getting the warnings from inferior teams this season. I hope they win the final. However, based on their lethargic performances to date, they need to rediscover the "eye of the tiger". Otherwise, Kilkenny will blow them away - and who wants to see Grumpy Cody going out on a high? Time to man up lads!!"
Sorry you didn't enjoy it. I did. Many others did too. But there's always one I suppose.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 3021 - 03/07/2022 21:21:54    2429518

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Kiely taking off 4 of his starting forwards and Byrnes keeping them in the game with handy frees when Galway had the chances but weren't clinical enough.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1674 - 03/07/2022 21:29:55    2429520

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Noone wants grumpy Cody back at the top.we have got sick of him winning.may his famine continue!!!

Tj73 (Galway) - Posts: 28 - 03/07/2022 21:31:18    2429521

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Replying To festinog:  "Arra stop. Lads calling for grand jury investigations of the ref every time their team loses is getting old. Not to mention just plain sad."
I was talking about the stamper
Not the referee, just to be clear.
Also, not disputing result
Lk deserved win

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1584 - 03/07/2022 21:32:17    2429522

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Replying To festinog:  "Sorry you didn't enjoy it. I did. Many others did too. But there's always one I suppose."
Personally, I'm not into "moral victories". Try and get to the Hyde next Fri. evening and, to croker on Sunday.

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 65 - 03/07/2022 21:33:31    2429523

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Replying To AnCrúiscínLán:  "Personally, I'm not into "moral victories". Try and get to the Hyde next Fri. evening and, to croker on Sunday."
You'll be late going to Croker on Sunday. Galways game is on Saturday.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1765 - 03/07/2022 21:56:01    2429531

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