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Neil Mc Manus injury was shocking, disgraceful

cuchulainn35 (Armagh) - Posts: 1485 - 13/05/2018 12:07:25    2099954

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Replying To cuchulainn35:  "Neil Mc Manus injury was shocking, disgraceful"
Aye shocking alright - but was in keeping with a lot of what was going on. There is hurling and there is thuggery!

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3594 - 14/05/2018 09:28:14    2100364

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Couldn't make the match lads, was away for the weekend.

How did mc manus pick up his injury?

it sounds a bit more sinister than the other 2 injuries which occur occasionally in hurling

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts: 1828 - 14/05/2018 10:44:35    2100412

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Replying To bumpernut:  "Couldn't make the match lads, was away for the weekend.

How did mc manus pick up his injury?

it sounds a bit more sinister than the other 2 injuries which occur occasionally in hurling"
Wasn't at the game bumper but heard was the butt of the hurl in to the nether regions in an off the ball - ending in a split member. Read that one of the umpires said it was the worst assault he has ever seen.

Also, seen a photo Curly had shared of the 'chop' which resulted in the broken arm. When you see the angle the hurl went in there was only one intention with it and it wasn't aiming for the ball! 3 lads ending up in hospital I think says a lot about the approach Carlow took to the game.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3594 - 14/05/2018 11:03:48    2100430

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Was thuggery pure and simple. Simon McCrory twice targeted too, both resulting in red cards and one a wild put on top of the head.
That photo you saw of Armstrong's arm break didn't even get a yellow card.

srb (Antrim) - Posts: 340 - 14/05/2018 11:32:00    2100456

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That photo you saw of Armstrong's arm break didn't even get a yellow card.

I know - unbelievable.

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3594 - 14/05/2018 11:56:05    2100472

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "That photo you saw of Armstrong's arm break didn't even get a yellow card.

I know - unbelievable."
Have you a link to the picture?

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4042 - 14/05/2018 12:16:18    2100490

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Replying To Pinkie:  "
Replying To Offside_Rule:  "That photo you saw of Armstrong's arm break didn't even get a yellow card.

I know - unbelievable."
Have you a link to the picture?"
Try that link pinkie - not sure if that will get you straight in to the picture or in to the album of the photos but it is in there:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1924260257597674&set=pcb.1924261430930890&type=3&theater

Offside_Rule (Antrim) - Posts: 3594 - 14/05/2018 12:27:36    2100501

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Replying To Offside_Rule:  "
Replying To Pinkie:  "[quote=Offside_Rule:  "That photo you saw of Armstrong's arm break didn't even get a yellow card.

I know - unbelievable."
Have you a link to the picture?"
Try that link pinkie - not sure if that will get you straight in to the picture or in to the album of the photos but it is in there:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1924260257597674&set=pcb.1924261430930890&type=3&theater"]A fairly incriminating picture there, I have to say if someone had done to me what they did to McManus I'm not sure id be allowed to hurl again.
Back to the result though, it was a good win, I was following it on twitter (with glazed eyes mind you) and couldn't believe that we made it as difficult as that given the numerical advantage at end of the game, irish news said Carlow scored 4 points in injury time without reply. Even though its always nip and tuck between us you'd expect to comfortably hold off a team with 12 v 14.
McManus in particular will be a big loss going forward, no doubt why he was targeted in first place.
Its imperative Laois win this weekend so it will be interesting to see how both teams regroup from their defeats and our injuries.

bumpernut (Antrim) - Posts: 1828 - 14/05/2018 13:38:44    2100547

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Presume that is him with 3 Carlow players around him? And a hurl coming in from behind? Shocking.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4042 - 14/05/2018 14:40:02    2100584

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Antrim bottled it AGAIN. They lose at home to Laois. I defy anyone to say I am wrong in my summation of Antrim senior hurlers AND footballers. They HAVEN'T got the physical and mental strength at senior county level nor the heart, fight, stomach and belief.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 8956 - 20/05/2018 00:33:41    2102206

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Antrim bottled it AGAIN. They lose at home to Laois. I defy anyone to say I am wrong in my summation of Antrim senior hurlers AND footballers. They HAVEN'T got the physical and mental strength at senior county level nor the heart, fight, stomach and belief."
That's nonsense. Antrim were down a few players due to injuries and suspensions.

Anyone can see that they have improved over the last year unless you don't want them to succeed.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 763 - 20/05/2018 10:55:29    2102244

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Antrim bottled it AGAIN. They lose at home to Laois. I defy anyone to say I am wrong in my summation of Antrim senior hurlers AND footballers. They HAVEN'T got the physical and mental strength at senior county level nor the heart, fight, stomach and belief."
You never surprise me, why do you bother coming on here everytime Antrim hurlers have a bad day yet you never here from you when they are on form. I would guess you are an Antrim Football man and can't bear the embarrassment that they bring to our county., so every opportunity you get to lower the hurling feel good affect in the county is taken.

Brian_Coyote (Antrim) - Posts: 297 - 20/05/2018 11:58:45    2102262

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Please don't mention Antrim and football in the same sentence. They are atrocious at football.
Antrim is a Hurling county full stop. Loughgiel Shamrocks have won All Ireland Senior club titles in 1983 and 2012 and Cushendall and Dunloy have represented well outside of Ulster also.
I remember watching a great game up in Dundalk between Kilkenny and Antrim back in 1987, Antrim well in the game with 10mins to go!!

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 102 - 20/05/2018 18:47:10    2102346

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Replying To Past hurler:  "Please don't mention Antrim and football in the same sentence. They are atrocious at football.
Antrim is a Hurling county full stop. Loughgiel Shamrocks have won All Ireland Senior club titles in 1983 and 2012 and Cushendall and Dunloy have represented well outside of Ulster also.
I remember watching a great game up in Dundalk between Kilkenny and Antrim back in 1987, Antrim well in the game with 10mins to go!!"
Not a football county?? St. Galls won the All Ireland Club Football Championship in 2010. I have seen footballers in Antrim as talented and capable as anywhere else on the island. Our problems are self belief, confidence and playing for the full 70 mins AND we lack mental and physical strength at senior inter county.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 8956 - 20/05/2018 19:33:36    2102369

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Replying To Ulsterman:  "Not a football county?? St. Galls won the All Ireland Club Football Championship in 2010. I have seen footballers in Antrim as talented and capable as anywhere else on the island. Our problems are self belief, confidence and playing for the full 70 mins AND we lack mental and physical strength at senior inter county."
Ahhh now we see your bias but your problem is like in so many counties do we support our own or the code we love when the likes of Kilkenny ban football and Meath hurling

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 501 - 21/05/2018 00:11:33    2102488

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