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Replying To daveboy:  "Next man up. Relentless. Been here before."
Thats true, although I think in the forwards we dont have as much depth as further back. Either O Dalaigh or English probably ready to step up but that robs us of bench impact. And Kielys MO is to give the new guys a year or more as impact subs before starting them. I'd say if Flanagan is doing OK in training he will start. If not I'd say he will start Mulcahy for a big 50 minutes
After the weekend Cork are still alive and if they beat Limerick and Tipp they will almost certainly qualify. A big if for sure but Cork will be rocking.

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 06/05/2024 13:00:10    2543316

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Replying To Yadse:  "Thats true, although I think in the forwards we dont have as much depth as further back. Either O Dalaigh or English probably ready to step up but that robs us of bench impact. And Kielys MO is to give the new guys a year or more as impact subs before starting them. I'd say if Flanagan is doing OK in training he will start. If not I'd say he will start Mulcahy for a big 50 minutes
After the weekend Cork are still alive and if they beat Limerick and Tipp they will almost certainly qualify. A big if for sure but Cork will be rocking."
Mulcahy usually motors very well against Cork!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2047 - 06/05/2024 16:41:46    2543349

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Replying To Yadse:  "Thats true, although I think in the forwards we dont have as much depth as further back. Either O Dalaigh or English probably ready to step up but that robs us of bench impact. And Kielys MO is to give the new guys a year or more as impact subs before starting them. I'd say if Flanagan is doing OK in training he will start. If not I'd say he will start Mulcahy for a big 50 minutes
After the weekend Cork are still alive and if they beat Limerick and Tipp they will almost certainly qualify. A big if for sure but Cork will be rocking."
If he starts Flanagan, that will replace PC. There is no way Reidy can be dropped on current form. That leaves Forwards like Mulcahy, English, O'Dalaigh and Boylan available to come on.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4410 - 06/05/2024 17:38:42    2543362

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Replying To skillet:  "There's no doubt that Casey is a huge loss. Aside from his scoring ability he has some workrate..
Much more than O Dalaigh, I think Adam English has the ability to step up and take the opportunity on offer.. He's an incredible hurler with an eye for goal.. He could in for a big summer."
Agree with all that. I think going on what Kiely has done over the years he will want to keep impact off the bench so even though he's good enough, English will be kept in reserve. If Flanagan is fit and going ok he'll start and it'll be pretty much the same team unless DOD is back in the picture. With DOD back we have real competition for starting places in half forward line. CON form has made him almost undroppable at the moment. Lynch named as the inside forward gives us a different dynamic, he seems to sit much deeper than Casey did when he played the same role and plays as a holding midfielder at times. Limerick will always look to unbalance teams and then drive into the created space.

Cork will be our biggest test to date and they will have to leave it all on the field against us. They offer a different test to Tipp where you feel that their almost predictable approach makes things that bit easier. You'd expect a very open high scoring game on Saturday night.

Fitzy01 (Limerick) - Posts: 404 - 06/05/2024 18:17:37    2543369

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Replying To Yadse:  "Thats true, although I think in the forwards we dont have as much depth as further back. Either O Dalaigh or English probably ready to step up but that robs us of bench impact. And Kielys MO is to give the new guys a year or more as impact subs before starting them. I'd say if Flanagan is doing OK in training he will start. If not I'd say he will start Mulcahy for a big 50 minutes
After the weekend Cork are still alive and if they beat Limerick and Tipp they will almost certainly qualify. A big if for sure but Cork will be rocking."
If he starts Flanagan, that will replace PC. There is no way Reidy can be dropped on current form. That leaves Forwards like Mulcahy, English, O'Dalaigh and Boylan available to come on.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4410 - 06/05/2024 19:19:54    2543377

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "If he starts Flanagan, that will replace PC. There is no way Reidy can be dropped on current form. That leaves Forwards like Mulcahy, English, O'Dalaigh and Boylan available to come on."
I'd agree with you about Reidy - he may be underrated outside of Limerick, but has been outstanding in the last two games. When O'Donovan returns, would that mean a switch to the forward line for O'Neill? Either way, Limerick will still have an impressive bench.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 573 - 06/05/2024 19:50:54    2543383

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Is dod available this weekend?I expect Mul to start and work his utter socks for 45/50 mins..maybe then introduce Adam English or o dalaigh and try and expose cork defence..I'm worried with this match,if cork are beaten they can't qualify..on another matter regarding fixtures,how are our under 20 footballers,senior footballers and senior hurlers playing on the one day?surely at least one of those matches could be played on the Sunday.

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2305 - 07/05/2024 00:25:36    2543426

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I would expect Flanagan to come back in for Casey and that will be the only change from the starting 15. DOD will not be risked and possibly wait until the Waterford game to return. If Limerick win JK will have the luxury to change up the team for the Waterford game. 6 points will have us in the Munster final because our scoring difference will be far superior to other teams because of the Tipp game.

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 130 - 07/05/2024 14:16:18    2543498

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Is dod available this weekend?I expect Mul to start and work his utter socks for 45/50 mins..maybe then introduce Adam English or o dalaigh and try and expose cork defence..I'm worried with this match,if cork are beaten they can't qualify..on another matter regarding fixtures,how are our under 20 footballers,senior footballers and senior hurlers playing on the one day?surely at least one of those matches could be played on the Sunday."
Regarding three teams playing on the same day - that's what is expected from an inept County Board.

bruffgael (Limerick) - Posts: 171 - 08/05/2024 08:00:29    2543600

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Sean Stack is the Referee. Our tackling accuracy will have to be on the money on Saturday, otherwise Hoggie could have a field day on the frees.

LimerickandProud (Limerick) - Posts: 82 - 08/05/2024 09:42:45    2543617

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Is there any notice being taken at county board level regarding poor results at underage, 0/6 so far this year. U20's have been competitive at least considering have been working off average enough minor teams and could have snatched a few results against Clare & Cork, but the minors this year have been a disaster, no score from play for about 100 minutes between Clare & Waterford games. I know there have been plenty of years where underage have not been great but this appears to have gotten worse

higgins (Limerick) - Posts: 250 - 08/05/2024 12:09:14    2543650

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Replying To higgins:  "Is there any notice being taken at county board level regarding poor results at underage, 0/6 so far this year. U20's have been competitive at least considering have been working off average enough minor teams and could have snatched a few results against Clare & Cork, but the minors this year have been a disaster, no score from play for about 100 minutes between Clare & Waterford games. I know there have been plenty of years where underage have not been great but this appears to have gotten worse"
I wonder has the year that's in it taken the spotlight slightly away from these teams, that said 0/6 is a worrying statistic for any county.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 2003 - 08/05/2024 14:09:18    2543682

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Replying To higgins:  "Is there any notice being taken at county board level regarding poor results at underage, 0/6 so far this year. U20's have been competitive at least considering have been working off average enough minor teams and could have snatched a few results against Clare & Cork, but the minors this year have been a disaster, no score from play for about 100 minutes between Clare & Waterford games. I know there have been plenty of years where underage have not been great but this appears to have gotten worse"
I would hope so. Its been bleak. As you say at least the U20s have been competitive (well beaten by Tipp, could have beaten Clare and they gave Cork a rattle), and with a few promising players but minors have been very disappointing. Didnt see any of their games (streaming too expensive) but lack of scoring a big concern. Worry about the pipeline coming through. Not a big deal to lose games but losing consistently and badly the worry. Last year people were questioning the future of hurling in Waterford due to their underage teams losing to everybody. This year their minors finally won a game - v. Limerick and their U20s will fancy their chances against us.
Clearly the others (at least Cork, Clare and Tipp) have caught up with their underage structures, and perhaps they have passed us out?

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 08/05/2024 15:32:52    2543694

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ciaran joyce is seen as a major doubt for cork with a hamstring injury. i rate him highly and will be an even bigger test for them if he is out,

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1127 - 09/05/2024 07:26:32    2543756

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "ciaran joyce is seen as a major doubt for cork with a hamstring injury. i rate him highly and will be an even bigger test for them if he is out,"
He's not been himself this year though. He was poor as were most cork players v Waterford and Rogers took him for 1-4 from play the last day

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2613 - 09/05/2024 10:49:45    2543799

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "He's not been himself this year though. He was poor as were most cork players v Waterford and Rogers took him for 1-4 from play the last day"
Rogers didn't really 'take him' for the goal though. It was O'Donnell's rather blatant overcarry that setup the goal. If the ref pings O'Donnell for overcarrying, and he should have, then there is no goal, and Joyce isn't 'taken' for it.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3715 - 09/05/2024 15:41:18    2543860

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Team named,Flanagan in..looks like o neill might be doing the Peter Casey roll..cork without Joyce could leave a lot of space for limerick..cork team looks as if it's picked to do a lot of running and taking on the limerick backs..best of luck to all involved in cork on Saturday night and hopefully another win.

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2305 - 09/05/2024 21:38:36    2543910

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Team named,Flanagan in..looks like o neill might be doing the Peter Casey roll..cork without Joyce could leave a lot of space for limerick..cork team looks as if it's picked to do a lot of running and taking on the limerick backs..best of luck to all involved in cork on Saturday night and hopefully another win."
Running at the Limerick backs....

Ave imperator, morituri te salutant

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2929 - 10/05/2024 07:08:42    2543912

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Rogers didn't really 'take him' for the goal though. It was O'Donnell's rather blatant overcarry that setup the goal. If the ref pings O'Donnell for overcarrying, and he should have, then there is no goal, and Joyce isn't 'taken' for it."
Coulda woulda shoulda. Rogers scored 1-6 the last day, 1-4 from play and was very close to MOM. Joyce didn't have a good day.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2613 - 10/05/2024 08:02:29    2543913

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Is dod available this weekend?I expect Mul to start and work his utter socks for 45/50 mins..maybe then introduce Adam English or o dalaigh and try and expose cork defence..I'm worried with this match,if cork are beaten they can't qualify..on another matter regarding fixtures,how are our under 20 footballers,senior footballers and senior hurlers playing on the one day?surely at least one of those matches could be played on the Sunday."
Agree on the point about having several teams playing on the same day. We have that situation next Sat with a massive game against Derry in football and both the minor and senior hurlers in action as well. All different venues and times. Happened on an occasion in 2011 when both our senior teams were in knock out qualifier action 3 hours apart in different venues. I recall Limerick and Antrim also hit like this previously.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1973 - 10/05/2024 08:44:18    2543917

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