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Loughnane says energy gone from Tipperary

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Comment by Ger Loughnane at 1/2 time in Cork/Tipp when Cork were were leading by about 9 points: "end of of Game for Tipp , end of current Tipp team, too many old players or players who have done too much hurling and legs are gone" paraphrase , per , Tipp too old, legs gone, they are finished.

A fierce second half comeback by Tipp with gamer ending in a draw..

1/2 time comment by Michael Duignan: "Some (of pundits ) have said (Tipp) have no energy, well they have energy now."

My comment at end of game: How can anyone whio claims to know hurling ever make a comment like Ger made at 1/2 time. ( He pitifully tried to laugh it off at the end of second half).

I for one will never again take Ger seriously.
Time to evaluate and upgrade our pundits, starting with Mr. Loughnane..

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 898 - 27/05/2018 15:58:29    2104158

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Replying To PatOLogical:  "Comment by Ger Loughnane at 1/2 time in Cork/Tipp when Cork were were leading by about 9 points: "end of of Game for Tipp , end of current Tipp team, too many old players or players who have done too much hurling and legs are gone" paraphrase , per , Tipp too old, legs gone, they are finished.

A fierce second half comeback by Tipp with gamer ending in a draw..

1/2 time comment by Michael Duignan: "Some (of pundits ) have said (Tipp) have no energy, well they have energy now."

My comment at end of game: How can anyone whio claims to know hurling ever make a comment like Ger made at 1/2 time. ( He pitifully tried to laugh it off at the end of second half).

I for one will never again take Ger seriously.
Time to evaluate and upgrade our pundits, starting with Mr. Loughnane.."
Pundits are wafflers and never pay much attention to them.
Mind you when you look at the way Tipp played in the first half you wouldn't give the a snowballs chance.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1807 - 27/05/2018 16:44:57    2104173

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Judging by the dramatic thread TITLE, Thought that there was going to be an interesting descussion starting here....

Ger Loughnane guilty of spouting nonsense at half time.???? Your somehow surprised by this?

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 429 - 27/05/2018 16:46:29    2104175

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Replying To PatOLogical:  "Comment by Ger Loughnane at 1/2 time in Cork/Tipp when Cork were were leading by about 9 points: "end of of Game for Tipp , end of current Tipp team, too many old players or players who have done too much hurling and legs are gone" paraphrase , per , Tipp too old, legs gone, they are finished.

A fierce second half comeback by Tipp with gamer ending in a draw..

1/2 time comment by Michael Duignan: "Some (of pundits ) have said (Tipp) have no energy, well they have energy now."

My comment at end of game: How can anyone whio claims to know hurling ever make a comment like Ger made at 1/2 time. ( He pitifully tried to laugh it off at the end of second half).

I for one will never again take Ger seriously.
Time to evaluate and upgrade our pundits, starting with Mr. Loughnane.."
This is what happens when you take Ger Loughnane seriously Im afraid.

SaffronDon (Antrim) - Posts: 1686 - 27/05/2018 17:08:23    2104187

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Are blue suits mandatory for the Sunday Game panel today or is it a coincidence?

M Lyster (Antrim) - Posts: 393 - 27/05/2018 17:38:42    2104204

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A mhic, Loughnane turned into the George Hook of hurling years ago; round about the time he imploded as the Galway manager in fact.

I don't know which surprises me more; the fact that people pay him for his punditry or that listeners take anything he says seriously.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2423 - 27/05/2018 17:50:50    2104214

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Ger is a bit of an embarrassment I was only thinking at the start of the match about how stale and tired the panel is. Hurling is a pretty unique game, a really tight match could in a few minutes leave one team at the end of a hiding. A team finding it hard to get into their stride (like Tipp first half) can suddenly look like champions after a few scores. Ger was free and easy with his analysis at HT and it really is very hard to take what he says with any kind of respect.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 3870 - 27/05/2018 18:54:05    2104241

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I never watch the pre match or half time anymore, only post match,

PyatPree (Cork) - Posts: 252 - 27/05/2018 20:09:46    2104296

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Replying To PyatPree:  "I never watch the pre match or half time anymore, only post match,"
Good point ,worth noting, thanks!
The pundit game is probably as competitive as being 25th man on the panel.
Sensationalism brings attention., as in how do you like that Joe Brolly?

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 898 - 28/05/2018 18:45:03    2104970

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Replying To arock:  "Ger is a bit of an embarrassment I was only thinking at the start of the match about how stale and tired the panel is. Hurling is a pretty unique game, a really tight match could in a few minutes leave one team at the end of a hiding. A team finding it hard to get into their stride (like Tipp first half) can suddenly look like champions after a few scores. Ger was free and easy with his analysis at HT and it really is very hard to take what he says with any kind of respect."
yeah deffo,the funny thing is i enjoy the likes of jj delaney and jamesie o connor on sky much more.
the only problem being,i am nearly always pulling pints when they are doing their analysis!
shefflin is good,sheedy is ok at best,cyril is well cyril (it would be lesser without him).
i actually really enjoy dalo and ken mcgrath.

but for me,the replacement for micheal o'muircheartaigh is staring rte in the face,tommy walsh is the closest thing to him i have came across...

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3045 - 30/05/2018 08:53:14    2105484

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I could listen to Tommy Walsh all day. He could turn an Under 6 match in to a thrilling contest on the radio.

Pinkie (Wexford) - Posts: 4100 - 30/05/2018 15:36:29    2105644

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Can't help think of a young salmon!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 929 - 10/06/2018 15:48:52    2109432

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Tommy 'The Tonic' Walsh. Guaranteed to cheer anyone up. Whatever Off The Ball are paying him it's not enough.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4813 - 10/06/2018 17:25:49    2109472

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Really disappointing to see Tipp gone so early. Not the same without them, but it's limerick's Year so there.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9327 - 10/06/2018 17:46:54    2109484

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Really disappointing to see Tipp gone so early. Not the same without them, but it's limerick's Year so there."
why is it not the same without them?give me limerick clare etc any day!

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3045 - 10/06/2018 21:03:19    2109569

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Replying To perfect10:  "why is it not the same without them?give me limerick clare etc any day!"
why give you Limerick/Clare any day?

DonaldDuck (Tipperary) - Posts: 417 - 11/06/2018 16:16:10    2110046

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Tipperary for a fine team and much of those guys have two All-ireland medals. I think what is happening here is teams are figuring them out, when you look at other teams in past 304 years they have undergone significant changes.

Both Waterford and Wexford have changed their tactical approach to great success.
Galway have invested heavily in size and power which allowed their hurling ability to come out.
Kilkenny have adopted a shorter game with more running to suit their new look team.
I could go on...

In the point I am trying to make is, and is the same issue with Clare is that it is too samey and teams are wise to it. Introducing new blood is always a positive sign of course but sometimes you approach needs to change too to facilitate different types of players.

TheFullBack (Galway) - Posts: 110 - 11/06/2018 16:27:15    2110067

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Replying To DonaldDuck:  "why give you Limerick/Clare any day?"
They are underdogs in the hurling world!

Have to say, when Limerick do well in the Championship it generally tends to be a good summer. They bring something extra. Like Clare in the 90's. Wexford have the ability to do the same. Probably something to do with the supporters - modestly fanatical

Tipp out of the hurling Championship by the 10th of June

Maybe Loughnane wasn't the fool after-all!

Ban (Westmeath) - Posts: 929 - 11/06/2018 16:31:11    2110069

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Replying To TheFullBack:  "Tipperary for a fine team and much of those guys have two All-ireland medals. I think what is happening here is teams are figuring them out, when you look at other teams in past 304 years they have undergone significant changes.

Both Waterford and Wexford have changed their tactical approach to great success.
Galway have invested heavily in size and power which allowed their hurling ability to come out.
Kilkenny have adopted a shorter game with more running to suit their new look team.
I could go on...

In the point I am trying to make is, and is the same issue with Clare is that it is too samey and teams are wise to it. Introducing new blood is always a positive sign of course but sometimes you approach needs to change too to facilitate different types of players."
Good point full back. Tactics constantly change and evolve in all team sports. Rugby is a classic example of this.

We went long and direct in 2016 with a dash of the diagonal balls that worked so well under O'Shea. Now we just seem to go long and direct and if our forwards don't win primary possession it is coming straight back at us.

I think teams are trying to get their head around Limerick because they are so fresh and new this year with the likes of Flanagan and Gillane in the full forward line.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2329 - 11/06/2018 17:23:39    2110114

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This summer has alot of similarities with 1955. Tipperary didn't make the Munster final after getting knocked out by Clare who also knocked out Cork I think. Limerick came with a very young fast team ' Mick Mackey's greyhounds' and took an unbackable Clare team to the cleaners in the Munster final. Wexford won the All Ireland that year beating Limerick in a good final.

PeggyShippen (Limerick) - Posts: 300 - 11/06/2018 18:11:49    2110150

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