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Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 4 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "They are real fans though. They're not the fans we want but they're a part of fandom. Soccer has done this 'they're not real fans' routine for years but it is not true. Any sport that has big cross community support will attract all sorts of people to its games. Living beside Croker means I've seen all sorts, from different counties including my own, down through the years. From fighting to urinating at people's front doors etc. 99% of people are great but the 1% exists and have always been there, despite what some may think."
I disagree. The comment I was making about them not being real fans are that in reality clowns like this couldnt really care less about whats happening on the pitch, they are more interest in the day out and the p*ss up.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 20/05/2019 11:03:33

Official Limerick Senior Hurling 2019 - 4 Like(s)

Replying To ancientrush:  "As the train is too expensive- probably going to drive, is it easy to get on street parking in Waterford and where would people recommend?"
Mount Sion GAA club which is a 5/10 minute walk to the stadium was an excellent option for the Clare game. Safe secure parking for a 5er, excellently laid out and no major issues when leaving. They also had the bar open and a good tent with burgers etc. Highly recommended

LohansRedHelmet (Limerick) - 29/05/2019 08:10:36

Official Limerick Senior Hurling 2019 - 4 Like(s)
Congratulations Limerick. Ye are everything I aspire our Clare team to be. Ye bullied us today and we have way too many off form. I expect Cork to beat us well next week and put us out of our misery. This is the end of the line for our management team who despite having a good year last year have shown themselves to be incapable of doing the job. That said, the player depth isn't there in Clare at the moment. Congrats again - ye have a super team.

LohansRedHelmet (Limerick) - 09/06/2019 20:10:42

Tipp Hurling Fans Fighting - 3 Like(s)
Its got nothing to do with the game. A few idiots in the terrace acting the tough men probably drinking all morning before the game. They are not real fans. They need to be identified and named and shamed. That would deter this behavior in future.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 20/05/2019 09:31:42

9 Dubs forwards, would any not make the Mayo team? - 3 Like(s)

Replying To Liamwalkinstown:  "Ok, I am sure this topic will annoy a few and so on and so forth.....but so what! What do people think? I am gonna name 9 Dubs forwards. Flynn, Connolly, Kilkenny, Brogan, McManaman, Rock, Andrews, Mannion, O'Gara Now honestly, would any of those lads NOT get in the Mayo starting 15? Some may say that Deano is only there for frees, and Mayo have COC, but going on their respective form this year, that argument doesn't stand up. To be honest, I'd say Cormac Costelloe would most likely start for Mayo too I have to be honest, if Dublin get 45%-55% at Midfield, I cant see a path for Mayo to win ? Am I wrong?"
God almighty I hope Mayo smash ye.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 08/09/2016 03:25:02

Neutral venue for Dublin and Tipperary - 3 Like(s)

Replying To northerncat:  "So the hurling draw stated that the weekend hurling qualifiers would be neutral venues Dublin did not agree to play in thurles but the gaa said the game is being played there surely this is unfair on dublin thoughts please :"
Maybe Dublin hurlers are being punished for the Dublin footballers nearly always getting home advantage?

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 04/07/2017 09:54:26

Limerick Senior Hurling 2018. - 3 Like(s)
Heartfelt congratulations to you all. Its a really special time so enjoy the celebrations. We have begun planning your downfall for next year already. : )

LohansRedHelmet (Limerick) - 20/08/2018 01:43:02

Player Power comes up trumps again - 3 Like(s)
What are the players supposed to do, sit by and see the talent being wasted with stupid tactics? I would have lost respect for them if they didn't move now. If you look at Clare's championship results since 2013 they are brutal. With the talent in our team we deserve a lot more. Davy was also very happy to deflect blame on the players "their hooking and blocking stats are down on 2013" and also on referees. Never once did he accept responsibility for his own decisions, like deploying Kelly in the half back line against Wford in Munster. He was also very happy to tell everyone how he made the call for Tony Kelly to take the free to level scores in the league final replay. That is one of the biggest frustations with Davy is he would never acknowledge an error by himself but was always happy to praise himself. Davy was in a unique position in Clare whereby his father is directly involved in his appointment and the term he would remain in charge. As a result, if Davy wanted it, it was a role for life. The only way a change was going to happen is if Davy decided to go and the only way that Davy would go is if the players voiced their opinion. This needed to happen for the sake of Clare hurling and I for one am very glad the players have spoke out and Davy has respected their wishes. Notwithstanding all this, the man needs to be praised for his contribution for Clare. Directly involved in three All Irelands. 2013 was just majestic. Thank you Davy. You have made the right decision and we are grateful for that and all you have done for Clare hurling.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 21/09/2016 06:34:01

Limerick Senior Hurling 2018. - 3 Like(s)
Well done Limerick and best of luck in the rest of the league. A few points from our perspective. 1. Clare conceding 4 goals - unbelievable return for Limerick and really showed problems in our full back line. That being said, i was surprised because we dont concede many goals with this new management team. Hoping this is a one-off. The league can be funny and teams can be different animals in the championship. 2. Tony Kelly is back on form thankfully. We saw greenshoots over the past few weeks but today showed he is back which is great for us. 3. Conor McGrath remains off form. Thankfully he has time to get back into form because the Conor of this league is not the Conor we know. On form, i believe he is top 3 corner forwards in the Country. 4. John Conlons - decision making is poor. Ive said it for a while now. More often then not conlon takes the wrong option. The shot for goal at the end of the game when a point wins the game was a clear example of this. He can be very selfish on the ball too but is too good a ball winner to drop. Really for Clare the league has put us in a bit of limbo. I was happy with us staying up and couldnt care less about the knockout stages but the reality is our defense is a bit all over the shop at the moment and our fullback line wont cut the mustard for the championship. Although in saying this, it is very very difficult to look into league form as a barometer of how the championship will go. Waterford were relegated but I expect them to go well again this year. Limerick on the otherhand are a team on the up with the NAP lads to come back in also and could do damage this year although it may be a year or two early to talk about All Irelands. Make hay while the sunshines though. Clare have arguably wasted our conveyor belt of talent (If an All ireland and League is considered a waste - maybe not on reflection) but I think we have enough in the tank to trouble teams this year I dont believe it will result in silverware. We would need to improve defensively, including giving away less frees and improve our accuracy. Would love to be proved wrong though. With Limerick now in the ascendancy surely this is one of the most competitive Munster championships ever.

LohansRedHelmet (Limerick) - 20/03/2018 01:19:35

Hurling league semi finals - 2 Like(s)

Replying To tonydoranfan:  "Go back to your rugby forum!!!! Without davey clare would of never won in 13..and they will be blown out of the water this year by tipp..."
Rugby forum??? Not sure why you are so sensitive? I made a fairly vanilla comment?? If you think that his behavovior yesterday was acceptable we'll I guess that says more about you than him

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 17/04/2017 16:09:25

Worst GAA Jersies Of All Time - 2 Like(s)

Replying To MesAmis:  "I think Offaly have had the same sponsor."
Clare ran off to Eircell/Vodafone in the early 00s when our stock was high but back we trotted to Pat O Donnell after that. In fairness to Pat bar the two or so years we had a different sponsor his company has been unreal to clare

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 02/12/2019 09:32:34

Cork v Tipperary - 2 Like(s)
God above this game is crap! Nothing against Tipp though, Cork look like a junior team

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 22/05/2016 16:39:31

Clare Senior Hurlers 2017 - 2 Like(s)

Replying To brianboru:  "I was absolutely disgusted with the officiating in to-days Clare Waterford encounter..It s seems when a ref from a football county is officiating at a hurling game"some things always go wrong.It is sad when the attendance have to give a derisive cheer when the ref. finally gives a correct decision,and that happened so often at this game.Clearly the ref. cost Clare he game,The GAA officials should really be ashamed of themselves for not appointing referees to important games.For that matter competent referees should be appointed to all games. Think of the poor players who practice long hours all week and then have their hopes destroyed by the idiotic decisions of an incompetent ref.I don't like it. No sir I dont like it at all!!!!!"
Absolute rubbish. Forget about the referee, Clare had enough to win the game today and didnt. They were the better team and didnt win. They are the only ones to blame. Focusing on the refs performance does nothing to address the fact that we should have closed out the game. Mentioning the fact that the ref is from a football county is juvenile behavior. Change the tune, its childish and boring.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - 27/03/2017 03:00:34

Galway Vs Clare Hurling Semi Final - 2 Like(s)
Congratulations to Galway. I am bitterly disappointed as I thought we had ye in the closing stages but lady luck turned against us with the Shanagher rebound hitting the post and Duggan failing to clear the defender from the free. Well done and congratulations from your neighbours. We will be back next year you can be sure about that.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 06/08/2018 05:57:30

NFL Division 2 - 2 Like(s)
Wooohooo. Unreal result for Clare. Some battle

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 01/03/2020 16:12:31

Davy Fitz - 2 Like(s)

Replying To tearintom:  "Ohh Davy broke the rules "oh my god wont somebody please think of the children?"" i mean what if a melee broke out, someone could lose an eye! Ah here lads have we become that sanitised? Honestly its like an ICA discussions party on here reading some of the posts, auld women at bingo wouldnt go on as much! He was wrong, he'll get punished and we move on. No one died, no one got injured. the match was a cracking match and Davy added to it. The GAA was built on characters, the way some of ye are going on ye want some sanitised cricket like version of the game, no controversy, managers must not step outside of a predetermined square on the sideline, all interviews must contain the same rhetoric and soundbites, any semblence of individuality or any person allowing themselves to get caught up in the game and step over the line (figuratively speaking) must be stamped out and banned, banned to all eternity! He'll get his 1 game or 2 game ban and we will all move on and look forward to the summer, the rules are there and he will get punished as per those rules. Now i must pop up to visit my local pp and ask him to say a mass for both Jason Forde and Diarmuid Kirwan, i mean the vicious assault they suffered on Sunday must be causing them sleepless nights still, damn that Davy Fitz, sure hes an awful man altogether, a scourge! Never change Davy, the world is becoming so god damn PC these days people like ye area a rarity."
Bull. You would tear him apart if he was not the Wexford manager. I know first hand as I tried to defend the indefensible myself when he was over Clare. The truth is though he is embarrassing.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 19/04/2017 01:28:03

Limerick hurling 2016 - 1 Like(s)

Replying To pjmasks:  "sorry lads i know im new to this forum...but alot of ye saying that ronan lynch needs to be left alone to develope......eoin kelly of tipperary made his championship debut at 18....if your good enough why not???"
Is he good enough though - is the question people are asking. From what I have heard, he didnt show up as an intercounty senior in the intermediate game the other night. He obviously has bags of potential but is he ready for the step up? All counties are guilty of wondering why certain players are not on panels but the truth is a lot of them are not good enough currently or full stop. I think Ronan Lynch has great potential but maybe needs a couple of years to develop into a true intercounty center back. I'll put it this way, if he started this weekend at center back marking Tony Kelly, I would be licking my lips.

LohansRedHelmet (Limerick) - 08/07/2016 01:42:56

Munster Hurling Championship 2018 - 1 Like(s)
Wooohoooo Best not write us off. We are not easily beaten at home and I felt Limerick underestimated us today. Justice was done. Poor David Reidy got sent off because of simulation from Diarmuid Byrnes. Hang your head in shame Byrnes. I presume it will be overturned and he can play Munster final.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 17/06/2018 15:56:23

Munster Hurling Championship - 1 Like(s)
Who would have thought that after 4 games in the Munster championship this year the home team has lost 3. Each team who had home advantage as their first game lost. Remarkable but really goes to show how unpredictable the Munster championship is. Plenty more twists and turns im sure. Limerick wont like going to Walsh Park having to get a result. That being said, its amazing how Waterfords form has plummeted since the league semi and in fairness I dont think their conditioning and fitness looks good. They are also very blunt in attack. Clare and Tipperary is anyones guess. Tipperary have the form but Clare have only lost at home once since 2016. Cusack Park will be a cauldron that day - I cant wait. Cork are right back in the mix now.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 20/05/2019 09:27:48

Hurler of the Year 2016 - 1 Like(s)
John McGrath for me - more consistent than Callinan. Austin Gleeson was superb as well. I cant help but feel his temperament will go against him at times in the future though.

LohansRedHelmet (National) - 09/09/2016 01:08:38