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Replying To thelongridge:  "I think there is a bit more in Cork, than shown in the last 2 games."
Yes definitely more in Cork than the last two games, but the question is did they show their peak form when they played us in PUC. Limerick looked to have pushed on to another level since, then the question is have Cork. They will still need to show more to take us down. Cork will have huge motivation for this one and lay it all on the line to beat us but Limerick will have massive motivation too and will have learned a lot from the game in PUC and how to curtail the runners.
The starting team will be interesting, i think if Flanagan is fit he starts, that's a no brainer the bigger question is on DOD. Is it a risk to play him with no games under his belt and also who would you drop, Reidy and CON have been fantastic. DOD is not the type of player you spring from the bench, it's a great headache for JK to have.

Fitzy01 (Limerick) - Posts: 404 - 24/06/2024 11:14:47    2554331

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Cork have skill and they have pace. That makes them very dangerous.
The question is do they have the mental strength, do they know how to win close games, do they know how to adapt to what the opposition is doing, does their sideline have the tactical acumen? Do they expect to win?
In the past cork teams had all of these things in spades, and the irony is Limerick teams lacked them. Today is the opposite.
But is the old order going to reassert itself?
That's what makes this game fascinating

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 25/06/2024 09:50:25    2554649

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Cork have skill and they have pace. That makes them very dangerous.
The question is do they have the mental strength, do they know how to win close games, do they know how to adapt to what the opposition is doing, does their sideline have the tactical acumen? Do they expect to win?
In the past cork teams had all of these things in spades, and the irony is Limerick teams lacked them. Today is the opposite.
But is the old order going to reassert itself?
That's what makes this game fascinating

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 25/06/2024 12:05:14    2554697

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Ok folks, agreed Cork have pace, very good hurlers, some top class finishers when in space, they have beaten Limerick already this year and their backroom team know how to change things up when it comes to the cauldron of a very tight hurling match. but...Cork would need to reinvent their game plan if they are to beat Limerick AGAIN this year. John Kiely now for the first time since 2018 has massive selection issues. Casey or Finn will be a sub, Kyle will be booed from starts to finish...the more u boo him the more he will punish u. A fit Darragh won't start, Adam will be ur usual impact(3 or 4 points). Cian needs 2 or 3 markers in Croker, Hegarty will bail in with his 4 or 5 points from play. Seamus will hardly get 3 goals again against that sturdy Cork full back line, in fairness the Cork keeper will gain some confidence from his recent training camp with Eimhear. Gillane is just glad he won't be fouled from 1st to 77th like he was in Ennis and Thurles, he'd be hoping to score 1 or 2 free's. Then where do u put the Bull O Brien...be isn't good enough to start an AI semi??? Honestly with all due respect to Pat Ryan and his Cork panel...what happened in Lee side was a credit to his backroom team, the Cork players and the Cork supporters...Limerick
9 points down to Cork at home, Cork's support was unbelievable...Limerick went 4 points up and the ref gave a black card and peno. Sumday 07th July....Limerick win by 8+ points.

rualach (Limerick) - Posts: 28 - 28/06/2024 00:48:04    2555297

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Cork no use in Croke Park. No championship win since 2013.

LimerickForLiam24 (Limerick) - Posts: 108 - 28/06/2024 11:11:02    2555350

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Jesus some of the posts on here are very disrespectful to Cork, It's almost like they are made up posts for someone to stick on the dressing room wall to show the cork players.............. I think we should all be worried about Cork. Cork have pace skill and are more than capable of beating. Remember last year and this year there was only a score between us When they get in full flow they are awesome. They should have been way further at half time when we played them in Cork and even though we overturned an eight point deficit, they brought on subs who swung the game back into their favour. They did not have a bench when be beat them in 2018 or 2021 in Croke Park but, they do now.

Anyone going up thinking this will be a procession could be in for a shock. I'm hoping and praying we perform like we can but semi finals are for winning and I would bite your hand off for a one point win

LimerickandProud (Limerick) - Posts: 82 - 28/06/2024 11:50:35    2555360

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I doubt any of the Cork players are on the forum or will read this stuff but agree some of it is over the top. At the top level there is ever only a couple of % in it.

MrPBoylan (Monaghan) - Posts: 159 - 28/06/2024 14:56:07    2555411

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Replying To rualach:  "Ok folks, agreed Cork have pace, very good hurlers, some top class finishers when in space, they have beaten Limerick already this year and their backroom team know how to change things up when it comes to the cauldron of a very tight hurling match. but...Cork would need to reinvent their game plan if they are to beat Limerick AGAIN this year. John Kiely now for the first time since 2018 has massive selection issues. Casey or Finn will be a sub, Kyle will be booed from starts to finish...the more u boo him the more he will punish u. A fit Darragh won't start, Adam will be ur usual impact(3 or 4 points). Cian needs 2 or 3 markers in Croker, Hegarty will bail in with his 4 or 5 points from play. Seamus will hardly get 3 goals again against that sturdy Cork full back line, in fairness the Cork keeper will gain some confidence from his recent training camp with Eimhear. Gillane is just glad he won't be fouled from 1st to 77th like he was in Ennis and Thurles, he'd be hoping to score 1 or 2 free's. Then where do u put the Bull O Brien...be isn't good enough to start an AI semi??? Honestly with all due respect to Pat Ryan and his Cork panel...what happened in Lee side was a credit to his backroom team, the Cork players and the Cork supporters...Limerick
9 points down to Cork at home, Cork's support was unbelievable...Limerick went 4 points up and the ref gave a black card and peno. Sumday 07th July....Limerick win by 8+ points."
He's being booed for a reason though. Hopefully Limerick navigate this match then go on and win the 5.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 2003 - 29/06/2024 10:59:19    2555513

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Replying To Bon:  "He's being booed for a reason though. Hopefully Limerick navigate this match then go on and win the 5."
There was no booing in ennis both matches in the gaelic grounds and in the munster final. They are all playing their hobby in their spare time outside of their workplace.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 29/06/2024 12:04:21    2555528

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Replying To daveboy:  "There was no booing in ennis both matches in the gaelic grounds and in the munster final. They are all playing their hobby in their spare time outside of their workplace."
Ive zero sympathy for those type of people.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 2003 - 30/06/2024 12:51:27    2555920

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There are two things going on at our games. Between the lines and what is occurring in the stands. As long as the genuine supporters don't become ambivalent to the behaviour of the undesirable minority we will be fine. Let them know that booing the opposition when taking a free is not acceptable or any type of abuse to players.
At the 1974 under 21 All-Ireland a group of so called Waterford band wagon jumpers were kicking the sheets out at the back of the stand. A representative of the people down front went back and told them that if they were successful they would go out through the hole. The rest of us echoed the sentiment. These cowardly thugs had second thoughts about it and quite down.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2792 - 01/07/2024 00:55:39    2556113

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Replying To Canuck:  "There are two things going on at our games. Between the lines and what is occurring in the stands. As long as the genuine supporters don't become ambivalent to the behaviour of the undesirable minority we will be fine. Let them know that booing the opposition when taking a free is not acceptable or any type of abuse to players.
At the 1974 under 21 All-Ireland a group of so called Waterford band wagon jumpers were kicking the sheets out at the back of the stand. A representative of the people down front went back and told them that if they were successful they would go out through the hole. The rest of us echoed the sentiment. These cowardly thugs had second thoughts about it and quite down."
Spot on

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 01/07/2024 09:39:22    2556142

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Replying To daveboy:  "Spot on"
100%, no place for thuggery in the GAA

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 2003 - 01/07/2024 13:10:04    2556230

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this is set up nicely for Cork. Looked dead and buried after losing their first two. Then looked like world beaters, and so they know they can perform. But then two mediocre performances v Offaly and Dublin to help them reset mentally and go in with an underdog mentality. Cork will think their pacy forwards set up nicely against our experienced but slower defenders. Hannon and Diarmuid Byrnes were excellent v Clare but exposed against Cork. The likes of Casey and Morrissey are excellent defenders but not the quickest. Bookies have Cork at 3/1 which are fantastic odds I think given how close this game will be. But Cork will know they have to be at their best, and even better to beat Limerick
Limerick will be well rested but the downside of that is there is no opportunity for game time for Finn, DOD, or Flanagan
Yes, they have good replacements but its a risk to bench those three as if they come on and are not up to the pace there is little time for correction. Cork have had time to get their injured players bedded in, they have Robbie O'Flynn yet another fast skillful forward to bring on in addition to Kingston. Ciaran Joyce also back and with game time
I have no doubt that Limerick will be ready for whatever Cork throw at us, and that we wont panic at any stage. Our winning record means we have to be favourites but this is going to be close. Cork will throw everything at us the first 15 minutes and will bring a massive crowd. If they run into an early lead it could be a long afternoon

Yadse (Limerick) - Posts: 39 - 01/07/2024 16:55:14    2556327

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Replying To MrPBoylan:  "I doubt any of the Cork players are on the forum or will read this stuff but agree some of it is over the top. At the top level there is ever only a couple of % in it."
Well Cork will fully believe they will win, they always carry that belief no matter what, we can have every confidence in our team without being considered cocky or losing the run of ourselves.
Unless we have an off day, it will take more than Cork have shown to date to take us down imo. Their forwards have definitely proven they are more than capable of putting up big scores against us but they have never played to the level so far that Limerick have hit in the last couple of years.
No matter what its going to be great, Cork will bring the crowd and the noise as will Limerick and booing KH aside, there is generally always good banter and a laugh between the Cork and Limerick supporters.

Fitzy01 (Limerick) - Posts: 404 - 01/07/2024 17:11:52    2556330

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Replying To Fitzy01:  "Well Cork will fully believe they will win, they always carry that belief no matter what, we can have every confidence in our team without being considered cocky or losing the run of ourselves.
Unless we have an off day, it will take more than Cork have shown to date to take us down imo. Their forwards have definitely proven they are more than capable of putting up big scores against us but they have never played to the level so far that Limerick have hit in the last couple of years.
No matter what its going to be great, Cork will bring the crowd and the noise as will Limerick and booing KH aside, there is generally always good banter and a laugh between the Cork and Limerick supporters."
The Cork crowd at PUC also booed Cian Lynch in the league last year on making his comeback from injury after a long layoff and also one of the Dublin footballers the week later who was starting back again after injury (not sure who but perhaps Mannion or Jack Mc). Their good banter isn't nearly as good these days when the shoe is on the other foot and Cork are All-Ireland-less for a full generation. The biggest county in your country, with all those clubs, without Sam for 14 years (not so alarming in the county as it is 'only' football) and without Liam for 19 (Status 5 Red Alert Warning) is a shocking situation when you think about it but cannot be used to excuse bad sportsmanship and booing.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2047 - 01/07/2024 20:40:48    2556374

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Replying To Bon:  "He's being booed for a reason though. Hopefully Limerick navigate this match then go on and win the 5."
We know the reason Bon.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1829 - 01/07/2024 21:23:10    2556388

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Replying To thelongridge:  "We know the reason Bon."
Whether posters on this page like it or not - Kyle Hayes is going to be booed.

To all the whingers - accept it and move on.

bruffgael (Limerick) - Posts: 171 - 02/07/2024 13:13:32    2556501

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Replying To bruffgael:  "Whether posters on this page like it or not - Kyle Hayes is going to be booed.

To all the whingers - accept it and move on."
wont bother kyle hayes or wont bother limerick, 31 counties will be shouting for cork thats life thats sport , any team that dominates for too long in any sport people will want change and a new winner.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1127 - 02/07/2024 13:41:54    2556514

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "wont bother kyle hayes or wont bother limerick, 31 counties will be shouting for cork thats life thats sport , any team that dominates for too long in any sport people will want change and a new winner."
Only adding fuel to the fire. Limerick won't be lacking any hunger come Sunday.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 02/07/2024 14:15:02    2556529

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