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Not heard any ore about the injury. Hopefully he'll be fit. They'll need him.

Like yourself I would prefer Parnell, mostly for the crowd factor. The surface is bad and will not have been improved by recent downpour. Soft to heavy in racing parlance.

Wexford not going great either so I'd expect a tight enough game, but marginally favour them if they have Chin and a couple of others who have been sporadic or doubtful starters.

Whoever wins that should get 3rd spot but I'd be afraid of Wexford beating the Cats again on last day if the stripey men are already assured of a final place, which they most likely will be as Dublin won't beat them/

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 30/04/2023 20:41:08    2474819

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To me, the tight game could be decided on the venue. PP was such a fortress and we gave it up to Wexford and Galway. I don't see us winning these games.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 02/05/2023 18:10:08    2475220

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "To me, the tight game could be decided on the venue. PP was such a fortress and we gave it up to Wexford and Galway. I don't see us winning these games."
Might beat Wexford. Not a mission against the other fellas.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 02/05/2023 23:07:25    2475283

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Might beat Wexford. Not a mission against the other fellas."
You beat them more times than you beat us in the last 5 years?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11146 - 03/05/2023 11:13:37    2475353

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Replying To Viking66:  "You beat them more times than you beat us in the last 5 years?"
Galway are better now I think, whereas Wexford and Dublin have gone back a bit. On current evidence at least.

Hill is not open on Saturday which will not only further dampen any potential atmosphere but means holders of Parnell terrace passes have to buy stand. Of course we are not given that option when it comes to big football games :-)

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 03/05/2023 11:46:25    2475366

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "To me, the tight game could be decided on the venue. PP was such a fortress and we gave it up to Wexford and Galway. I don't see us winning these games."
Tommy Walsh had an interesting take on the venue, he thought Micheál Donoghue might be hoping for Dublin's younger players to be able to outrun Wexford on the bigger pitch. It's an idea, but I still think Wexford will win and I'm certain that Galway will.

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 03/05/2023 15:57:51    2475459

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Replying To Báireoir:  "Tommy Walsh had an interesting take on the venue, he thought Micheál Donoghue might be hoping for Dublin's younger players to be able to outrun Wexford on the bigger pitch. It's an idea, but I still think Wexford will win and I'm certain that Galway will."
Yes, that seems to be the rationale among those close to the team. I can sort of see that argument, or at least the plan that this might be where Donoghue sees them going. Being able to execute that is another matter entirely, Only hint of that so far this year was in Dungarvan when Considine and O'Sullivan caused the Waterford full back line a lot of trouble.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 03/05/2023 16:06:17    2475463

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Galway are better now I think, whereas Wexford and Dublin have gone back a bit. On current evidence at least.

Hill is not open on Saturday which will not only further dampen any potential atmosphere but means holders of Parnell terrace passes have to buy stand. Of course we are not given that option when it comes to big football games :-)"
How many do you think will be there Barney?

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 03/05/2023 16:09:28    2475464

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Replying To Báireoir:  "How many do you think will be there Barney?"
Be lucky to get 7/8,000. There was around 4,000 in Wexford last week and no more than that, if even, in Parnell. Has little or no neutral attraction with Tipp and Cork on same evening. Managers and players don't seem to care about how many are watching them which is fair enough. Makes for dismal night out unless game is exceptionally good and close or if your team wins!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 03/05/2023 16:42:55    2475482

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Be lucky to get 7/8,000. There was around 4,000 in Wexford last week and no more than that, if even, in Parnell. Has little or no neutral attraction with Tipp and Cork on same evening. Managers and players don't seem to care about how many are watching them which is fair enough. Makes for dismal night out unless game is exceptionally good and close or if your team wins!"
There was 13,000 in Croke Park for the same fixture back in 2016, I remember it was an awful wet night. It really would be like a ghost town with only 8,000 there. Hopefully the watch won't disappoint

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 03/05/2023 20:54:54    2475534

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Be lucky to get 7/8,000. There was around 4,000 in Wexford last week and no more than that, if even, in Parnell. Has little or no neutral attraction with Tipp and Cork on same evening. Managers and players don't seem to care about how many are watching them which is fair enough. Makes for dismal night out unless game is exceptionally good and close or if your team wins!"
Where as 7-8k in PP has a great atmosphere, Wexford people around me here won't travel to CP for 5pm on a Saturday. They seem to always get screwed with the early throw ins but then again they aren't the great supporters they are made out to be in my view.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 04/05/2023 09:01:45    2475567

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Where as 7-8k in PP has a great atmosphere, Wexford people around me here won't travel to CP for 5pm on a Saturday. They seem to always get screwed with the early throw ins but then again they aren't the great supporters they are made out to be in my view."
Too early in the year for them maybe!

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 04/05/2023 10:20:55    2475580

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "Where as 7-8k in PP has a great atmosphere, Wexford people around me here won't travel to CP for 5pm on a Saturday. They seem to always get screwed with the early throw ins but then again they aren't the great supporters they are made out to be in my view."
I would say 5pm is okay for us travelling up. Game will be over by 6.30 and we should be home at a reasonable hour of the night

Afinestick (Wexford) - Posts: 979 - 04/05/2023 10:28:29    2475585

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Replying To Báireoir:  "Too early in the year for them maybe!"
I agree with you unfortunately some of our ''supporters'' wont travel to a match unless its a Leinster final or All Ireland Semi

Afinestick (Wexford) - Posts: 979 - 04/05/2023 10:36:54    2475589

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Replying To Afinestick:  "I agree with you unfortunately some of our ''supporters'' wont travel to a match unless its a Leinster final or All Ireland Semi"
At least they show up at some stage of the year though, most Dubs wouldn't even go to see the hurlers when they were doing well under Dalo

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 04/05/2023 12:14:51    2475633

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Dublin team named:

https://www.dublingaa.ie/news/team-news-dublin-senior-hurling-panel-named-for-wexford-tie

O'Donnell at full back thankfully so hopefully he's okay to start.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 05/05/2023 13:42:15    2475908

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Dublin team named:

https://www.dublingaa.ie/news/team-news-dublin-senior-hurling-panel-named-for-wexford-tie

O'Donnell at full back thankfully so hopefully he's okay to start."
That's great news I got a fierce fright when he went down the other night

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 05/05/2023 17:35:41    2475978

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Dublin team named:

https://www.dublingaa.ie/news/team-news-dublin-senior-hurling-panel-named-for-wexford-tie

O'Donnell at full back thankfully so hopefully he's okay to start."
Alex Considine made a good impact off the bench the last day it's good to see him getting a starting place

Báireoir (Dublin) - Posts: 80 - 05/05/2023 17:37:25    2475979

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Replying To Báireoir:  "Alex Considine made a good impact off the bench the last day it's good to see him getting a starting place"
He is exceptional on his day. Was one of factors that turned tide for Crokes in their comeback against Ballyhale. Combined well with Purcell and Whitely that day too.

I honestly have no idea what might happen to day. They are capable of a really good day, or an very bad one!

Despite the bookies odds, i think it might be a comfortable win for whoever does come through this evening. Just not sure who that might be!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2400 - 06/05/2023 11:01:42    2476034

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Best of luck today, I need a victory to keep my noisy neighbours quiet.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1073 - 06/05/2023 12:06:45    2476052

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