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The Limerick 5 In A Row, Will They Do It?

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Replying To bruffgael:  "In 2020 the Limerick v Clare championship game doubled up as the league final."
Can't see it happening again. That was Covid times and they were mad to reduce games if they could

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2517 - 19/03/2024 21:45:25    2532251

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Think it will be a 5 in row, when Kilkenny had there golden period you could see Tipp were primed to go toe to toe with them, I don't see anyone like that at the moment, Clare have given them plenty of it but have a bad record in Croke Park over the last decade. I think Cork will come strong the next few years but might not be at the required level yet.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 19/03/2024 22:07:58    2532257

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "It'll be a lot easier for Limerick doing the 5 in a row than it was for Dublin!"
Agree 100%. After all Dublin at a dissadvantage from word go....home ground Croke Park... Centers of excellene
at Abbotstown, etc. etc. etc. ...time to start a Fofunnd Me for the poor auld Dubs....Aw jayzaz.

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1361 - 19/03/2024 22:08:03    2532258

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Replying To PatOLogical:  "Agree 100%. After all Dublin at a dissadvantage from word go....home ground Croke Park... Centers of excellene
at Abbotstown, etc. etc. etc. ...time to start a Fofunnd Me for the poor auld Dubs....Aw jayzaz."
Interesting post Pat! Tell me more about this Abbotstown, centre of excellence! Etc, etc, etc, Sounds fascinating! Should AI finals be played in the Gaelic Grounds? Why would Dublin need a "Fofunnd me"?

You argue so many Interesting points!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 204 - 19/03/2024 23:03:13    2532263

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I really hope they do it. They have been magnificent champions. It's going to be tough tho. The provincial championships are so one sided. Munster is going to be harder than last year cos Cork are a lot stronger imo. I wouldn't dismiss Waterford either, think they'll take points off teams. I think it'll be Limerick, clare and Cork but I won't be backing that. Anyway let's hope Limerick achieve immortality and shut the cats up for another while.

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 211 - 19/03/2024 23:44:43    2532271

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Replying To Overthebar53:  "I really hope they do it. They have been magnificent champions. It's going to be tough tho. The provincial championships are so one sided. Munster is going to be harder than last year cos Cork are a lot stronger imo. I wouldn't dismiss Waterford either, think they'll take points off teams. I think it'll be Limerick, clare and Cork but I won't be backing that. Anyway let's hope Limerick achieve immortality and shut the cats up for another while."
'Shut the cats up'? Are you hearing voices again?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2501 - 20/03/2024 08:26:34    2532283

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "It'll be a lot easier for Limerick doing the 5 in a row than it was for Dublin!"
Aye, fierce hard for Dublin to get out of Leinster whilst the Munster hurling championship is a doddle!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 20/03/2024 08:39:07    2532285

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Replying To PatOLogical:  "Agree 100%. After all Dublin at a dissadvantage from word go....home ground Croke Park... Centers of excellene
at Abbotstown, etc. etc. etc. ...time to start a Fofunnd Me for the poor auld Dubs....Aw jayzaz."
Welcome back Pat.

"Come on Ye Boys In Green"

bruffgael (Limerick) - Posts: 156 - 20/03/2024 09:51:09    2532292

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I think they will.

Greatest team ever is a very simplistic view, but what they've achieved is amazing and a blueprint for all of us.

Can't exactly call Limerick a new team as they've loads of tradition but for any county outside the big three to do what they've done is Incredible and very good for hurling. Most of us probably thought the game was in trouble in the 00s when Kilkenny were dominating everyone.

As always, another team will come along but I can't see that this year.

Are Kilkenny the ones to stop them! Maybe. They are the masters of our game.

The real threat is in Munster. One bad day and you never know what might happen.

Tipp are always there and stacked with quality.

Clare are particularly dangerous in Munster.

Cork look primed to produce something big.

Waterford being widely written off but if they click they'll do damage.

Galway can be so flakey. Best team in Ireland on their day but could get bet by Dublin.

We've too much work to do to even enter the conversation.

What I'm hoping is a mad string of results to knock Limerick out of Munster, no justice in it but if that happens I think a Leinster team will win Liam, but that's a bloody big if.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2774 - 20/03/2024 10:41:12    2532299

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Aye, fierce hard for Dublin to get out of Leinster whilst the Munster hurling championship is a doddle!
baire (Galway) - Posts: 1740 - 20/03/2024 08:39:07


In fairness, not saying that Dublin had it hard at all getting out of Leinster, but it would take a miracle for Limerick to fail to be in the top 3 in Munster.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13732 - 20/03/2024 10:43:27    2532301

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Think it will be a 5 in row, when Kilkenny had there golden period you could see Tipp were primed to go toe to toe with them, I don't see anyone like that at the moment, Clare have given them plenty of it but have a bad record in Croke Park over the last decade. I think Cork will come strong the next few years but might not be at the required level yet."
What about Galway? If they can keep 15 players on the pitch, they surely have a chance of semis at least. What about Tipp??

Shocs07 (Limerick) - Posts: 372 - 20/03/2024 10:59:17    2532303

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Can't see it happening again. That was Covid times and they were mad to reduce games if they could"
Well if they both qualify for the league final it should be doubled up with their Munster championship clash. The only reason not to do so is out of respect to the sponsors. It beats me why Alliance have kept up their sponsorship of a competition that in hurling has been massively downgraded in value. What a non-event of a game it will be if both reach the final. Would both teams field their reserve panels or play their regular team under the rules of golf (stand back and observe your opponent from a distance when they are hitting the ball)?

Clare and maybe Cork are the only teams I think are capable of stopping Limerick doing 5 in a row. I expect both of those and Limerick to come out of Munster Barring injuries or suspensions I think Limerick will do it and fair play to them if they do.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1909 - 20/03/2024 11:42:27    2532309

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Every team is going to throw the kitchen sink at Limerick this season. The Munster Championship from last year will sharpen the minds and focus so I don't think any complacency will set in. I think Fergal O'Connor, Adam English and Cathal O'Neill will be all credible championship starters with Donnacha O'Dalaigh likely to make the bench. Any loss in form or injuries to any of the established players can be offset with these players emerging. The pressure is going to up a notch from last year and players are all another year of the road so fatigue is going to set in. It is going to take a monumental effort but this team has all the attributes to make history and before the first team to do 5 in a row.

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 119 - 20/03/2024 15:00:38    2532342

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Replying To Fitzy01:  "There is absolutely no talk about this in Limerick, all the focus will be on the first match and then it will move to the game after that and so on. There will be a puck of a ball between the teams and getting out of Munster against an established and seasoned Clare team an upcoming Cork team, a goal scoring Tipp team and an unknown Waterford team will be massive hurdles to overcome."
Christ, did the Limerick PR team write this?
At least 1/4 of the known GAA phrases in there!

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1156 - 20/03/2024 15:07:49    2532344

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Well if they both qualify for the league final it should be doubled up with their Munster championship clash. The only reason not to do so is out of respect to the sponsors. It beats me why Alliance have kept up their sponsorship of a competition that in hurling has been massively downgraded in value. What a non-event of a game it will be if both reach the final. Would both teams field their reserve panels or play their regular team under the rules of golf (stand back and observe your opponent from a distance when they are hitting the ball)?

Clare and maybe Cork are the only teams I think are capable of stopping Limerick doing 5 in a row. I expect both of those and Limerick to come out of Munster Barring injuries or suspensions I think Limerick will do it and fair play to them if they do."
I definitely think that Clare especially should want to win the League no silverware since 2016 if we were to meet Limerick in League final sure we both know everything about each other what on Earth could we hold up our sleeve.
Anyway if you deliberately don't perform in say a League semi or Final no guarantee that you can turn it on for championship.

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 900 - 20/03/2024 16:31:56    2532363

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Limerick should all ready have six in a row but for a bit of a quirk. This could happen again and five not achieved. As it stands they are the best team. Really their success is unbelievable. Or is it ? Probably the result of proper management and development of players. Though always a good hurling county but not one of the top elites to be in this position.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2686 - 20/03/2024 16:49:59    2532368

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Replying To clooney:  "I definitely think that Clare especially should want to win the League no silverware since 2016 if we were to meet Limerick in League final sure we both know everything about each other what on Earth could we hold up our sleeve.
Anyway if you deliberately don't perform in say a League semi or Final no guarantee that you can turn it on for championship."
100% correct

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1141 - 20/03/2024 16:57:21    2532374

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "'Shut the cats up'? Are you hearing voices again?"
No just yours

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 211 - 20/03/2024 23:30:03    2532419

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Replying To Shocs07:  "What about Galway? If they can keep 15 players on the pitch, they surely have a chance of semis at least. What about Tipp??"
Can't see us winning it even with 17 or 18 on the pitch. Semi-final like you said is as far we're likely to go at best, I think.
Limerick are a phenomenal team and aren't showing any signs of slowing down yet. Motivation won't be a problem, given the chance of history.
At the same time, no team in Munster will be trying to make it easy for them. They'll have some right battles, but I see them going all the way.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2073 - 21/03/2024 00:01:57    2532421

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Replying To Canuck:  "Limerick should all ready have six in a row but for a bit of a quirk. This could happen again and five not achieved. As it stands they are the best team. Really their success is unbelievable. Or is it ? Probably the result of proper management and development of players. Though always a good hurling county but not one of the top elites to be in this position."
Management can make all the difference. In 1996 we left a man on the sideline, who had scored seven points from play in the Munster Final in 1994. Mike Galligan was always good for 3 or 4 points per game and there were not many of our Forwards, of that era, one could say that about, except Gary Kirby. We deserved to lose that day for that bad decision alone.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4353 - 21/03/2024 09:12:52    2532440

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