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A Free To Save Your Life

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hypothetical situation.you have been given a 65 to save your life.the taker can be any wexford player,club or county,at their peak,in the last 40 years.
who would you be getting to take it?
i am getting paul codd.

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3839 - 05/07/2020 16:36:12    2283127

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Replying To perfect10:  "hypothetical situation.you have been given a 65 to save your life.the taker can be any wexford player,club or county,at their peak,in the last 40 years.
who would you be getting to take it?
i am getting paul codd."
I'd probably agree and Matty Forde if the question was a 45

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2602 - 05/07/2020 17:57:44    2283137

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I am taking it myself #confidence

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 864 - 05/07/2020 19:54:55    2283144

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Jimmy Holohan and Leigh O Brien.

Codd when he wanted would hit frees over for fun, but had moments where he could do anything with his frees, I remember he had an awful day against Offaly one year. Mattie wasnt as good off the ground at distance as he was 30/35 yards out from his hands. Leigh was excellent from distance off the ground.

james2011 (Wexford) - Posts: 558 - 06/07/2020 09:34:41    2283191

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Replying To james2011:  "Jimmy Holohan and Leigh O Brien.

Codd when he wanted would hit frees over for fun, but had moments where he could do anything with his frees, I remember he had an awful day against Offaly one year. Mattie wasnt as good off the ground at distance as he was 30/35 yards out from his hands. Leigh was excellent from distance off the ground."
Leigh O'Brien is a good shout to be fair lovely striker of a ball, I'm only old enough to remember the tail end of holohan's club career, remember him getting man of the match in the 96 county final.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 2602 - 07/07/2020 18:43:52    2283386

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I'm old enough to remember a good bit more of Holohan's career than just that. But not quite old enough to remember all of it!

Only thing I'd say on the question here though is that while he was one hell of a free-taker all right, knocking over a 65 in those days was nowhere near as common as it is now. So if there really was a 65 to save my life, I'd probably go for somebody from more recent times. Don't know exactly who, though!

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 410 - 08/07/2020 14:39:45    2283489

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "I'm old enough to remember a good bit more of Holohan's career than just that. But not quite old enough to remember all of it!

Only thing I'd say on the question here though is that while he was one hell of a free-taker all right, knocking over a 65 in those days was nowhere near as common as it is now. So if there really was a 65 to save my life, I'd probably go for somebody from more recent times. Don't know exactly who, though!"
I'd go for Jimmy Holohan with a big hurl from the modern era with the lighter sliothars. He put over a free in New Ross one day from just outside his own 21 against Galway, if memory serves me right it put us through to the league semi-finals.

hurlorhurley (Wexford) - Posts: 1390 - 09/07/2020 09:25:57    2283553

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Replying To hurlorhurley:  "I'd go for Jimmy Holohan with a big hurl from the modern era with the lighter sliothars. He put over a free in New Ross one day from just outside his own 21 against Galway, if memory serves me right it put us through to the league semi-finals."
We found a bag of old brand new sliotars in the attic a month ago, my da didn't know how or when they got there. We didn't want to ruin them, but we weighed them and a modern sliotar. Same weight.
What was different was the rim on them were a bit bigger, and we had a tap around with one of them and then they got heavier than a modern sliotar. It seems they just absorbed rain more, so on a dry day there would be no difference but a wet day it would be harder to hurl with it.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 864 - 16/07/2020 10:31:38    2284191

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