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

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "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."
Agree completetely re inept mangement, who still seem to surface every once in a while as self professed masterminds. We are blessed with current management team. I'll stop there lest I descend into anothe rant.

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1361 - 21/03/2024 12:50:04    2532481

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Galway v Clare All Ireland Final..........sin sin?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2265 - 21/03/2024 13:30:33    2532487

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Replying To katser:  "Galway v Clare All Ireland Final..........sin sin?"
Paddy Powers favourite Tipster is back. Now lads Katie is on a par with Buff Egan with her predictions so ye all know that won't happen

Limerick2018 (Limerick) - Posts: 77 - 21/03/2024 13:39:48    2532492

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "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."
Was Mike Galligan not either sick or injured on that day ?
I think in fairness to management that this was the case that game with additional space due to sending off would have been made for him

clooney (Clare) - Posts: 900 - 21/03/2024 14:35:58    2532506

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Replying To Limerick2018:  "Paddy Powers favourite Tipster is back. Now lads Katie is on a par with Buff Egan with her predictions so ye all know that won't happen"
Buff and Katie....the Laurel and Hardy of the GAA scene. Great for those moments of levity we all need in our day. BTW, how did Katie's latest Triple tip go... asking for a friend.

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1361 - 21/03/2024 15:32:32    2532515

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "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."
Along with all that we took off a forward Barry Foley and brought in a defender Tourlough Herbert instead. Manager not on the sideline. Ah yes I remember it well. Of course the disallowed goal ( no explanation). I don't think I'm over it yet.

aloneitstands (Limerick) - Posts: 66 - 21/03/2024 17:08:16    2532532

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Replying To aloneitstands:  "Along with all that we took off a forward Barry Foley and brought in a defender Tourlough Herbert instead. Manager not on the sideline. Ah yes I remember it well. Of course the disallowed goal ( no explanation). I don't think I'm over it yet."
We'll swap 96 for your current success if you want?

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2775 - 21/03/2024 17:24:52    2532534

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Tip of the weekend........Offaly footballers-6, is a extremely generous offer!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2265 - 21/03/2024 18:33:10    2532547

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Replying To katser:  "Tip of the weekend........Offaly footballers-6, is a extremely generous offer!"
kathleen my ol friend how're things.......thanks for joining us on the limerick going for 5 in a row thread.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1112 - 21/03/2024 18:55:03    2532551

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Replying To clooney:  "Was Mike Galligan not either sick or injured on that day ?
I think in fairness to management that this was the case that game with additional space due to sending off would have been made for him"
No Clooney he was not. He had an injury going into the 94 Final alright. In 1996 Eoin O'Neill was doubtful and Mike Galligan was actually due to start if EON had failed a fitness test, but he past it and started. A new rule had come in where only those who were listed, as the first Six Subs could come on during that Final. It was a nonsensical Rule but thee you go. Unfortunately, in the confusion MG was never listed in the first six. They should have brought him on anyway and let Croke Park go F^^^ themselves. The previous Clare had sprung Eamon Taffee, who scored the winning goal, and his name was not even listed.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4353 - 21/03/2024 19:01:58    2532552

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Replying To katser:  "Tip of the weekend........Offaly footballers-6, is a extremely generous offer!"
Katie you can worry about the football and we will worry about the hurling. You have a few weeks off now before the Leinster Championship. We are still very busy with the Hurling

Limerick2018 (Limerick) - Posts: 77 - 21/03/2024 19:03:48    2532553

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7 in a row is not beyond possible

Patchin (Clare) - Posts: 36 - 21/03/2024 19:25:19    2532556

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "We'll swap 96 for your current success if you want?"
Excellent reply :)

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 1070 - 21/03/2024 20:06:43    2532561

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Replying To MesAmis:  "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."
I was only responding to this ridiculous statement, "It'll be a lot easier for Limerick doing the 5 in a row than it was for Dublin!" Clare, Cork, Tipp and Waterford are all top class Division 1 teams. Take Dublin out of the Leinster football championship and you're left with 11 counties in Div 2 or lower. I'd agree with you that LK will get out of Munster. Hard not to see them winning the 5 in a row at this stage.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 22/03/2024 08:28:47    2532593

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Replying To Limerick2018:  "Katie you can worry about the football and we will worry about the hurling. You have a few weeks off now before the Leinster Championship. We are still very busy with the Hurling"
Smug.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 22/03/2024 09:05:05    2532603

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Replying To Limerick2018:  "Katie you can worry about the football and we will worry about the hurling. You have a few weeks off now before the Leinster Championship. We are still very busy with the Hurling"
Does your username relate to when you started watching hurling?

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1400 - 22/03/2024 13:14:58    2532638

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Replying To journeyman:  "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."
Then we'll see all the begrudgery coming to the surface.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1936 - 22/03/2024 13:31:36    2532640

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Replying To baire:  "
Replying To MesAmis:  "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."
I was only responding to this ridiculous statement, "It'll be a lot easier for Limerick doing the 5 in a row than it was for Dublin!" Clare, Cork, Tipp and Waterford are all top class Division 1 teams. Take Dublin out of the Leinster football championship and you're left with 11 counties in Div 2 or lower. I'd agree with you that LK will get out of Munster. Hard not to see them winning the 5 in a row at this stage."
Ah lad! Calm down! Its an anonymous forum so should be a bit of crack and not taken too seriously.

However, in this instance Ill make an exception, maybe I should have explained a bit more (I'm currently off work with covid so plenty of time).

I made the comment "It'll be a lot easier for Limerick doing the 5 in a row than it was for Dublin!"

Yes, Dublin were never going to be beaten in Leinster in the same way Limerick were/are never not going to get out of Munster and qualify for the "AI Series", so that pretty much nullifies their provincial competitions. Although it would be fair to say Dublin provincial would have been the much easier Provincial of the 2.

Lets look at the so called "All Ireland Series" then

Limerick

2020. Semi-Final and Final. Won by 3 and 11 points respectively.
2021. Semi-Final and Final. Won by 11 and 16 points respectively.
2022. Semi-Final and Final. Won by 3 and 2 points respectively.
2023. Semi-Final and Final. Won by 9 and 9 points respectively.

Dublin

2015. Quarter-Final (won by 8), Semi-Final (Draw, won Replay by 7), and Final (Won by 3)
2016. Quarter-Final (won by 5), Semi-Final (won by 2), and Final (Draw, won Replay by 1)
2017. Quarter-Final (won by 10), Semi-Final (won by 12), and Final (won by 1)
2018. Super 8's (3 x games all won), Semi-Final (won by 9), Final won by 6)
2019. Super 8's (3 x games all won), Semi-Final (won by 10), Final (Draw, won Replay by 6)

My point being that over the course of Dublin's 5 in a row there were quite a few close calls where it was quite possible it could have put the kibosh on it, whereas Limericks 4 in a row has looked a lot more comfortable. Its also hard to see that changing this year.

In ''All-Ireland Series'' Dublin had to play 22 games (5 in a row) as opposed to 8 games so far (4 in a row) for Limerick

Dublin had 3 x draws/replays in knockout games as opposed to none for Limerick. Also Dublin only won 2 of the finals by 1 point. Limericks have all been very comfortable apart from 2 point victory 2022.

They're the facts with my opinion so I stand by my original comment.

If that all sounds ''ridiculous'' to you then fair enough! I can do no more ;-D

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 204 - 22/03/2024 14:28:22    2532656

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Replying To baire:  "Smug."
It's not smug it's the truth unfortunately for Galway. Enjoy the Kerry match this weekend. We will enjoy the Hurling. Have a nice weekend

Limerick2018 (Limerick) - Posts: 77 - 22/03/2024 14:34:39    2532658

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Replying To oneoff:  "Does your username relate to when you started watching hurling?"
Haha. Well are you the funny one? You really upset me there. I'm traumatised

Limerick2018 (Limerick) - Posts: 77 - 22/03/2024 14:36:30    2532659

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