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Barneygrant I hope that they ru and reason I said it looks that way is from midfield to corner forward is what those players are known for..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2305 - 10/05/2024 09:36:21    2543931

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Barneygrant I hope that they ru and reason I said it looks that way is from midfield to corner forward is what those players are known for.."
They may do whatever they please, for all the difference it will make, I think!

They may as well throw caution to the wind, and Cork on a good day are very exciting to watch when they do. Been involved in some great games last few years, but usually on the wrong end. Can't see that ending this weekend.

Have to agree too with previous speaker on so many potentially good games been thrown on around same times. Dedicated followers find it difficult to see even their own county teams some days.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2929 - 10/05/2024 09:52:27    2543936

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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."
Shane took 3 at most {allowed 4} just looked back at it if you bother posting shouldn't you have your facts arguing for sake of it

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 951 - 10/05/2024 10:49:33    2543945

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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."
Shane took 3 at most {allowed 4} just looked back at it if you bother posting shouldn't you have your facts arguing for sake of it

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 951 - 10/05/2024 11:58:10    2543960

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Great game. Ridiculous game
Mixed feelings at the end. Proud of the fight back, disappointed we couldn't close it out.
A lot of players with a lot of mileage and we could have done with a dead rubber v Waterford to try some new players, get minutes into DOD and maybe Mike Casey
Also disappointed we couldn't put Cork out and that is with respect as i think they will be very dangerous going forward. On their day they could beat anybody but their defence is their Achilles heel. Maybe goals win matches but you have to not concede them as well as score them. Limerick will look closely at what Cork did to them especially in the first half and have plans if they meet again.

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 12/05/2024 14:54:44    2544278

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Any word on the injury to Sean Finn or recovery of Mike Casey?any chance of Richie English making it back?we are struggling for cover now in full back line,I have faith in fergal o Connor as I rate him as a very good defender,was excellent in fitzgibbon for ul all year..was also one of stand out players for under 20s for 2 years..he made championship debut last night and didn't do much wrong.there are 2 weeks so maybe some fellas might have recovered..there are worrying signs in that a few players are still struggling to find any form and we need them the last weeekend..we are giving up a lot of goal scoring chances and Nicky has been outstanding..only for him last night cork would have been out of reach at half time.if things tighten up at the back we won't be far away again..I still have great faith in all this set up and for them to give us another fab year..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2305 - 12/05/2024 21:46:15    2544389

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Any word on the injury to Sean Finn or recovery of Mike Casey?any chance of Richie English making it back?we are struggling for cover now in full back line,I have faith in fergal o Connor as I rate him as a very good defender,was excellent in fitzgibbon for ul all year..was also one of stand out players for under 20s for 2 years..he made championship debut last night and didn't do much wrong.there are 2 weeks so maybe some fellas might have recovered..there are worrying signs in that a few players are still struggling to find any form and we need them the last weeekend..we are giving up a lot of goal scoring chances and Nicky has been outstanding..only for him last night cork would have been out of reach at half time.if things tighten up at the back we won't be far away again..I still have great faith in all this set up and for them to give us another fab year.."
Mike casey will ve back for Waterford match. Daragh o donovan still a few weeks away. Sean's injury looked similar to Mike's so about 4 weeks I'd imagine depending on the grade.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 13/05/2024 10:07:23    2544420

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Replying To daveboy:  "Mike casey will ve back for Waterford match. Daragh o donovan still a few weeks away. Sean's injury looked similar to Mike's so about 4 weeks I'd imagine depending on the grade."
Is Richie English injured as has not featured on match day 26 in any of 3 games, always a good option to bring on

higgins (Limerick) - Posts: 250 - 13/05/2024 11:37:11    2544448

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Ya Richie did his cruciate in the lead up to Galway semi last year..he's a big loss from panel as he had been flying last year and was probably unlucky to lose out to Barry Nash at the time..a few more of the younger lads are getting time now so hopefully all will work out.

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2305 - 13/05/2024 11:58:32    2544463

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The Clare match and the Cork match really highlight to me, how Important Darragh O'Donovan is to the Limerick Team.

Darragh does a huge amount of the dirty work in the engine room running around the field covering space, when defending and running off the shoulder of others when attacking. The quality of his passing is excellent and he generally delivers perfectly weighted passes to other players giving them more time on the ball.

I don't think Clare and Cork would have been able to create as much space in front of our half back line if Darragh was playing. I have noticed more and more under or over hit passes across our midfield since Darragh has been out injured.

LimerickandProud (Limerick) - Posts: 82 - 13/05/2024 12:28:11    2544477

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Replying To higgins:  "Is Richie English injured as has not featured on match day 26 in any of 3 games, always a good option to bring on"
Richie is recovering from a Cruciate injury. I am not sure when it happened but I was told he's not ready to return yet

Limerick2018 (Limerick) - Posts: 77 - 13/05/2024 13:53:22    2544509

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Replying To LimerickandProud:  "The Clare match and the Cork match really highlight to me, how Important Darragh O'Donovan is to the Limerick Team.

Darragh does a huge amount of the dirty work in the engine room running around the field covering space, when defending and running off the shoulder of others when attacking. The quality of his passing is excellent and he generally delivers perfectly weighted passes to other players giving them more time on the ball.

I don't think Clare and Cork would have been able to create as much space in front of our half back line if Darragh was playing. I have noticed more and more under or over hit passes across our midfield since Darragh has been out injured."
He's a bit like Dan Morrissey.. Very underrated player and It's only when not there you realise how important they are..

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 1099 - 13/05/2024 14:12:53    2544519

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I could be wrong, but I think, since Kiely and Kinnerk came in we have only ever conceded three goals in the championship once before - Tipp in that crazy 2021 Munster final where we were blitzed in the first half. That game was similar in a lot of ways to Saturday night except we did a better job in the first half of staying in touch (rather fortunately, I think we could have been more than 8 down at HT)) and Cork did a better job than Tipp of keeping in touch in the second (Tipp also scored a late goal in 2021 but it was too late to influence the result)
I think Saturday night was the most we have ever conceded in the Championship since Kiely and Kinnerk came in and was the same as that nightmare semi v Tipp in 2009 (6-19) that prompted Kiely to get into coaching
I know scoring is a lot higher now than in the past but I wonder if we have ever conceded more in a championship game?

Some other stats - Saturday night was our highest score since the 2021 final v Cork (3-32)
We also scored more v Cork in the semi in 2019 but that was with extra time and v Carlow in a preliminary QF (5-22)

Point to all these numbers - our defence, which has been the foundation of our record, was destroyed by Cork, Quaid was our best defender on the night. Dont get me wrong, they hung in there and all played well in spots, with Nash, Hayes and Morrissey in particular all having their moments. But for once it was the forwards that came close to rescuing us. I thought Gillane, despite not scoring from play was outstanding, and Flanagan of course, plus CON and Hegarty were excellent. Morrissey also played well at times. Reidy was the only forward to have an off day, and Lynch was at best mixed.
Kinnerk will be looking closely at our defending for Waterford. Waterford forwards probably not as good as Corks but their defence is better and their forwards also like to run.
In American football they say defence wins matches, offence decides by how much. Maybe its the same in hurling?

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 13/05/2024 14:14:16    2544520

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Replying To Limerick2018:  "Richie is recovering from a Cruciate injury. I am not sure when it happened but I was told he's not ready to return yet"
Thanks, had forgotten that. Always been a great servant & hopefully gets back soon

higgins (Limerick) - Posts: 250 - 13/05/2024 14:36:29    2544527

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A huge amount of positives to take from Saturday's game despite the loss. If there was any game to lose out of the 4 I think this was the one to lose. It allows management to address areas that were poor and get these right for the rest of the championship. Flanaghan's form is a huge positive and he is a player that thrives on confidence. Hegarthy is also back to his best after an average year last season. Our backs struggled when Cork ran at us and it was very unusual for our half back line to lose so many aerial puck outs. We can't afford to allow team get big leads on us and always try to pull this back. It was still some turnaround to go from 8 points down to 4 up. Fergal OConnor had a shaky start but recovered well and will be better for the experience but we need to get Mike Casey back if Finn is out. I think it is better to keep the minds focus for the Waterford game as it can be difficult to switch this on and off trough out a championship. There was always going to be a bump along the road but we are still in a great position.

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 130 - 13/05/2024 15:08:33    2544536

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Replying To journeyman:  "A huge amount of positives to take from Saturday's game despite the loss. If there was any game to lose out of the 4 I think this was the one to lose. It allows management to address areas that were poor and get these right for the rest of the championship. Flanaghan's form is a huge positive and he is a player that thrives on confidence. Hegarthy is also back to his best after an average year last season. Our backs struggled when Cork ran at us and it was very unusual for our half back line to lose so many aerial puck outs. We can't afford to allow team get big leads on us and always try to pull this back. It was still some turnaround to go from 8 points down to 4 up. Fergal OConnor had a shaky start but recovered well and will be better for the experience but we need to get Mike Casey back if Finn is out. I think it is better to keep the minds focus for the Waterford game as it can be difficult to switch this on and off trough out a championship. There was always going to be a bump along the road but we are still in a great position."
Cork did what they should have been capable of for last few years ,performed up to and beyond 70th Minute. We were lucky I think to be only 8 points in arrears at ht. Looking at game in 1st half a huge amount of attacks came on the diarmuid byrnes side of the pitch. Also cork were way hungrier to the breaking ball and also created a lot of overlaps which we found difficulty in dealing with.
I think the team are experienced enough and realistic enough to shut out the outside noise,talks of decline etc are ignoring the facts that in every game in Munster last year we were pushed to the limit,it puts into perspective how extraordinary it is that we have won 5 munster titles in a row . Like last year we will go into the last game needing to avoid defeat to progress,let's see how it plays out but I've no doubt this team will give it their all like they have done for the last 6 or 7 years

Knockfiarna (Limerick) - Posts: 20 - 13/05/2024 18:12:06    2544574

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Limerick very unlucky the weekend and if anything that match will make them a stronger force going forward. Is Richie English still apart of the Limerick squad? I know we got injured last year but no sign of him in a long time, quality player would make any other inter county team we could do with a player like him up west

Galway456 (Galway) - Posts: 69 - 14/05/2024 17:38:18    2544793

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Replying To Galway456:  "Limerick very unlucky the weekend and if anything that match will make them a stronger force going forward. Is Richie English still apart of the Limerick squad? I know we got injured last year but no sign of him in a long time, quality player would make any other inter county team we could do with a player like him up west"
Richie english still recovering from cruciate ,will be a while yet ,hopefully he makes full recovery

Knockfiarna (Limerick) - Posts: 20 - 14/05/2024 19:09:16    2544815

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Replying To Galway456:  "Limerick very unlucky the weekend and if anything that match will make them a stronger force going forward. Is Richie English still apart of the Limerick squad? I know we got injured last year but no sign of him in a long time, quality player would make any other inter county team we could do with a player like him up west"
richie did his cruciate last year but as far as i know is bk training again .

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1127 - 14/05/2024 19:54:28    2544825

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Replying To Galway456:  "Limerick very unlucky the weekend and if anything that match will make them a stronger force going forward. Is Richie English still apart of the Limerick squad? I know we got injured last year but no sign of him in a long time, quality player would make any other inter county team we could do with a player like him up west"
Thanks Galway456, a bit unlucky but Cork played well. However their defence is still dodgy and that could come back to bit. Ritchie has done his cruciate and must be now nearly recovered. I am surprised Galway have not done more with the four in a row Minor Teams. There always seems to be a lot of potential there.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4410 - 14/05/2024 21:16:34    2544829

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