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

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Cork will fire the kitchen sink at it 20 years with Liam!
Still hard to look past Galway v Clare All Ireland Final......both unlucky the last 2 Semi Finals in a row, 3rd time lucky as one might say.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2281 - 01/04/2024 12:11:39    2534966

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Replying To Canuck:  "It would be nice if we can win a game or two. I believe we will influence what three comes from Munster. I won't begrudging Limerick making history. I don't agree with Davy that the league doesn't matter. We have a habit of playing down to the opposition and the history is there to prove that. He should be kicked out for making such a statement while the little clubs will have to make up the loss in revenue."
Waterford ran Limerick close in opening game of the championship last year. They beat Tipperary unexpectedly in the last round robin game, and haven't become a bad team overnight. Cork will have a big test in Walsh Park in 3 weeks!

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 244 - 01/04/2024 12:20:26    2534967

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Replying To katser:  "Cork will fire the kitchen sink at it 20 years with Liam!
Still hard to look past Galway v Clare All Ireland Final......both unlucky the last 2 Semi Finals in a row, 3rd time lucky as one might say."
How were Clare 'unlucky' in the last 2 Semi Finals?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2517 - 01/04/2024 13:28:38    2534979

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Waterford ran Limerick close in opening game of the championship last year. They beat Tipperary unexpectedly in the last round robin game, and haven't become a bad team overnight. Cork will have a big test in Walsh Park in 3 weeks!"
Ryanteam I think it could go either way but for sure Cork on the up surge. A lot of stupidity about them being soft. Cork has always gone out to play the game fairly. Actually probably more than most. Do people think they should play on the edge or over it ?

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2693 - 01/04/2024 13:43:10    2534980

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Replying To Viking66:  "Tipps longest ever gap was between winning it in 71 and 89. Kilkennys longest gap since they 1st won it is between 1922 and 1932 and 1947 and 1957. If they don't win it this year they will be at least equalling their record."
I believe Tipp have the record of winning at least once in every decade since the GAA was founded. We're not even half way through this decade but at this moment you'd have to wonder will they maintain that record in the 2020s. Over the next six years, even getting out of Munster will be a big challenge.

midlands (Westmeath) - Posts: 555 - 01/04/2024 14:24:04    2534990

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Replying To Canuck:  "Ryanteam I think it could go either way but for sure Cork on the up surge. A lot of stupidity about them being soft. Cork has always gone out to play the game fairly. Actually probably more than most. Do people think they should play on the edge or over it ?"
Fair point canuck. They have always adhered to the finer points of the game with the odd exception, of course. People blaming them because they don't play on the edge like kilkenny, Limerick and now apparently Galway. To the Victor the spoils, I'm afraid.

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 215 - 01/04/2024 14:39:44    2534994

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "How were Clare 'unlucky' in the last 2 Semi Finals?"
Were Galway unlucky either CC?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12425 - 01/04/2024 15:27:12    2535002

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Replying To katser:  "Cork will fire the kitchen sink at it 20 years with Liam!
Still hard to look past Galway v Clare All Ireland Final......both unlucky the last 2 Semi Finals in a row, 3rd time lucky as one might say."
Galway unlucky in last year's Seml Final???

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4356 - 01/04/2024 16:41:28    2535021

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "No you didn't"
I said the growth of rival sports hasn't helped, but I mitigated it by saying limerick should have the same issues but they have just produced the greatest team of all time

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1775 - 01/04/2024 16:44:41    2535022

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "How were Clare 'unlucky' in the last 2 Semi Finals?"
take no notice cockney she's predicting a clare galway final since hoganstand was founded.......

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1114 - 01/04/2024 17:03:03    2535026

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Replying To Viking66:  "My eldest sons godfather is down in Cork. I've many friends down there. And as I've posted many times on different threads I think the next county to win the AI after Limerick will be Cork. Just not this year, or maybe not next either. If they are getting upset over what a complete stranger from 100 miles away is posting on an anonymous forum maybe therapy of some sort is called for;-)"
Mr Viking - Just to clarify, by no means was I riled by your posts, I was only curious as to how you managed to get the time to post so much. which is even more fascinating to me when I learned that you're a single parent to 4 children. So huge kudos to you for that. I'm a single parent also ( 2 children), so I appreciate the effort that takes. Anyway, no hard feelings, and apologies if you felt I was criticizing you - that was not my intention. Anyway, roll the hurling championship, and the debates and discussions that will surely follow...

bloodandbandage (Cork) - Posts: 291 - 02/04/2024 08:27:31    2535108

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Replying To bloodandbandage:  "Mr Viking - Just to clarify, by no means was I riled by your posts, I was only curious as to how you managed to get the time to post so much. which is even more fascinating to me when I learned that you're a single parent to 4 children. So huge kudos to you for that. I'm a single parent also ( 2 children), so I appreciate the effort that takes. Anyway, no hard feelings, and apologies if you felt I was criticizing you - that was not my intention. Anyway, roll the hurling championship, and the debates and discussions that will surely follow..."
Alot of the posting time occurs when I'm waiting for kids or buses at bus stops or schools, I've 5 school runs a day, the National School is 3 miles away, and the bus for secondary school for the eldest is nearly 5 miles away. We live in a rural area. Plus also my workshop is at home and I'm there by myself all day in work, so if I get a cup of tea or coffee, or lunch, I'd usually do a little reading up on hurling/football/soccer news. I work at my other main interest which is vintage motorcycles so I'm hardly going to read up about them as a break from fixing them for a living! I've very little daily interest in the numerous problems there are currently in the country and worldwide as I can't do anything about them. So generally most days I don't waste any of my time thinking about them at all.
I suppose I'd average around 20 posts a week since I started posting on this. Probably look at it 4 or 5 times a day during the week. This is the busy time of year, and for many years I wasn't involved in my local club, until the kids started getting old enough to play, so my annual average number of posts would've been alot less, as I was only posting about Wexford intercounty teams back then.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12425 - 02/04/2024 09:25:33    2535116

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Replying To Galway9801:  "I said the growth of rival sports hasn't helped, but I mitigated it by saying limerick should have the same issues but they have just produced the greatest team of all time"
"...but they [Limerick] have just produced the greatest team of all time"

Is that a fact?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2517 - 02/04/2024 09:29:37    2535117

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""...but they [Limerick
have just produced the greatest team of all time"

Is that a fact?"]Well it is a proposition tbat can be argued. They are almost certainly the best team that ever came out of Munster.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4356 - 02/04/2024 11:55:40    2535154

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Cork's team for the Waterford game won't be too far off the following…. Midfield is as yet unsettled and it will be interesting who is selected there…………. Collins, E. Downey, Cahalane, O' Donoghue, Millerick, Joyce, R. Downey, Coleman, Tommy O' Connell/Tim O' Mahony, Dalton, Harnedy, Fitzgibbon, Horgan, Connolly, Barrett/Hayes. Replacements; Sean Twomey, Niall O' Leary, O' Flynn,Brian Roche, Jack O' Connor,Eoin Roche, Kingston, Lehane, Meade, Ethan Twomey. Waterford will be hungry to atone for a disappointing league and Davy will have them primed for a massive test in Walsh Park."
Can someone who is going to county championship matches in Cork confirm to me if Damien Cahalane is the best full back in Cork?

I look at the Cork hurlers and I think the Spine of the Team are very strong (i.e. All Ireland Contenders/All Star Material players that any county would love to have) but (and it's just my own opinion) I don't currently rate Cahalane as a full back in that category and I think seeing him there gives teams hope that goals can be got

LimerickandProud (Limerick) - Posts: 64 - 02/04/2024 12:34:11    2535163

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Replying To LimerickandProud:  "Can someone who is going to county championship matches in Cork confirm to me if Damien Cahalane is the best full back in Cork?

I look at the Cork hurlers and I think the Spine of the Team are very strong (i.e. All Ireland Contenders/All Star Material players that any county would love to have) but (and it's just my own opinion) I don't currently rate Cahalane as a full back in that category and I think seeing him there gives teams hope that goals can be got"
agreed 100% cork will win no allireland with him at fullback ......

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1114 - 02/04/2024 13:04:23    2535172

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Replying To LimerickandProud:  "Can someone who is going to county championship matches in Cork confirm to me if Damien Cahalane is the best full back in Cork?

I look at the Cork hurlers and I think the Spine of the Team are very strong (i.e. All Ireland Contenders/All Star Material players that any county would love to have) but (and it's just my own opinion) I don't currently rate Cahalane as a full back in that category and I think seeing him there gives teams hope that goals can be got"
He's been picked in that position by successive managers, so in their minds he is the best full back. Eoin Roche has been tried there in league, and is the replacement full back.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 244 - 02/04/2024 14:02:32    2535185

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Replying To LimerickandProud:  "Can someone who is going to county championship matches in Cork confirm to me if Damien Cahalane is the best full back in Cork?

I look at the Cork hurlers and I think the Spine of the Team are very strong (i.e. All Ireland Contenders/All Star Material players that any county would love to have) but (and it's just my own opinion) I don't currently rate Cahalane as a full back in that category and I think seeing him there gives teams hope that goals can be got"
Yes indeed Flanagan got 1.3 off him last year andd 6 points from play off him below in Cork in 18, with Limerick down to 14 men, for most of the game and he was destroyed above in Croke Park in Semi Finals in 17 and 18. Hard to understand how he is there so long. He is three months older than Declan Hannon.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4356 - 02/04/2024 14:31:35    2535193

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Cork certainly get a lot of attention on this thread,which is surprising as we're not rated amongst the top 3 challengers to Limerick by the bookies or most pundits. Really looking forward to this year's Munster championship,and I would think right now, Waterford are the only team on Cork's radar.

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 244 - 02/04/2024 14:53:18    2535196

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""...but they [Limerick
have just produced the greatest team of all time"

Is that a fact?"
Well it is a proposition tbat can be argued. They are almost certainly the best team that ever came out of Munster."]For me, just my opinion, it's very hard to compare different eras. But as far as Munster goes the Cork team from 1941 to 1956 won 8 AIs from 10 appearances including a four in a row. The Tipp team from 1958 to 1968 won 5 AIs from 8 appearances, although John Doyle himself won 8 AI medals from 1949 to 1968, while Jimmy won 6 from 1958 to 1971. The current Limerick team has won 5 AIs from 6 appearances. Certainly if they win the 5 in a row Id consider them better than the great Tipp team. To be considered better than the 40s/50s Cork team, or the Kilkenny team who won 8 AIs from 9 appearances from 2006 to 2015, or the Kilkenny team from 1904 to 1913 who win 7 AIs and mightve won one more had they not refused to take part in 1908, they'd want to win a few more AIs and keep appearing in a few more finals. Certainly they are one of the greatest of all time as it is.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12425 - 02/04/2024 15:06:33    2535198

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