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Kilkenny V Galway

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Just me or is it harder for Kilkenny to get a free than Galway!!!

JohnboyWalton (Meath) - Posts: 19 - 09/06/2019 14:38:55    2192160

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4 minutes injury time and they didn't even play over 2 of it. kilkenny should feel hard done by.

NaomhNaille (Donegal) - Posts: 124 - 09/06/2019 15:35:34    2192176

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Congrats Galway we march onward!!!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 09/06/2019 15:43:17    2192178

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Well deserved win for Galway but my God they made hard work of it. I think collectively they are the dumbest team in Hurling. They have no idea how to play with an extra man. The decision making was shocking in their backs today. Their goalie with two free men goes long...they gave away the stupidest frees to keep Kilkenny in the game yet after saying all that they won. They played fantastic off the cuff hurling at times that Killed Kilkenny. They just cant live with that type of pace or interplay any more.
If Galway could play the percentages and just manage a game better they'd win a few All Irelands in a row but they wont ever learn.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1172 - 09/06/2019 15:46:18    2192181

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Replying To NaomhNaille:  "4 minutes injury time and they didn't even play over 2 of it. kilkenny should feel hard done by."
Kilkenny were beat up a stick for most of this game. Cody wont complain.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1172 - 09/06/2019 15:47:06    2192183

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Replying To NaomhNaille:  "4 minutes injury time and they didn't even play over 2 of it. kilkenny should feel hard done by."
Over 4 played...

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 09/06/2019 15:47:50    2192184

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Now there's a proper hurling match today.

Dubsfan28 (Dublin) - Posts: 2202 - 09/06/2019 15:52:29    2192190

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Terrible Refereeing.

RAHKILL (Westmeath) - Posts: 393 - 09/06/2019 15:55:09    2192193

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Well deserved win for Galway but my God they made hard work of it. I think collectively they are the dumbest team in Hurling. They have no idea how to play with an extra man. The decision making was shocking in their backs today. Their goalie with two free men goes long...they gave away the stupidest frees to keep Kilkenny in the game yet after saying all that they won. They played fantastic off the cuff hurling at times that Killed Kilkenny. They just cant live with that type of pace or interplay any more.
If Galway could play the percentages and just manage a game better they'd win a few All Irelands in a row but they wont ever learn."
Some good points you make.Galway are talented.I think their Management have questions to answer in terms of tactics and use of the extra man.Galway should not have been hanging on at the end there

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1153 - 09/06/2019 16:08:28    2192198

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Replying To Belclare:  "Over 4 played..."
He gave out a number of cards in the allocated 4 minutes should have definitely been more time played because of this.

Galway deserved winners

dubshurling7 (Dublin) - Posts: 999 - 09/06/2019 16:25:54    2192209

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Well deserved win for Galway but my God they made hard work of it. I think collectively they are the dumbest team in Hurling. They have no idea how to play with an extra man. The decision making was shocking in their backs today. Their goalie with two free men goes long...they gave away the stupidest frees to keep Kilkenny in the game yet after saying all that they won. They played fantastic off the cuff hurling at times that Killed Kilkenny. They just cant live with that type of pace or interplay any more.
If Galway could play the percentages and just manage a game better they'd win a few All Irelands in a row but they wont ever learn."
Wish I could disagree with you but I can't. Will hold onto the hope that they will learn.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1310 - 09/06/2019 16:48:05    2192221

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Galway were deserved winners but the refereeing was a joke.

cats34 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 14 - 09/06/2019 16:58:18    2192225

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Galway deserved the win, we did well to get within a point. With TJ's last free in injury time there was a delay of about a minute and a half with the ref foostering about with yellow cards, so it was very harsh not to add on more time for that (unless the 4 minutes already incorporated this delay which I don't know).

A lot of those Kilkenny players are not very good hurlers technically. So many basic errors. Paul Murphy's second yellow came after Joey Holden messed up an easy pick-up. Galway's third goal came after a Kilkenny player (think it was Leahy who can be a decent player but is very inconsistent) lost the ball needlessly in midfield.

Just when I thought we were beginning to form a decent defence again, they put in a performance like that. The problem is they're all nice lads. When Kilkenny had JJ, Tommy, Jackie, Hickey etc, the forums would be awash with KK-haters frothing at the mouth at how mean and nasty they'd been in the latest match they'd just played. You won't hear a peep from them about this defence and sure why would they complain, with our backs standing 3 or 4 yards off their men, letting them turn and score at will.

The Aylward red card was another killer. He's a player I like but he's too much of a hothead. He got tripped by a Galway player, got annoyed and started a wrestling match with him. Stupid thing to do on a yellow card, especially the way this ref was throwing them around.

Need to beat Wexford down in their patch now.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1082 - 09/06/2019 18:17:35    2192264

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All the exciting games are in Leinster it seems!
Kilkenny will feel hard done by at the end but the best team won .Galway mixed the sublime with the ridiculous and the downright bad.
Great entertainment though!
Still all to play for in Leinster.
Cathal Mannion & TJ Reid, my hats off to you sirs!

Condorman (Dublin) - Posts: 983 - 09/06/2019 18:17:59    2192265

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Well deserved win for Galway but my God they made hard work of it. I think collectively they are the dumbest team in Hurling. They have no idea how to play with an extra man. The decision making was shocking in their backs today. Their goalie with two free men goes long...they gave away the stupidest frees to keep Kilkenny in the game yet after saying all that they won. They played fantastic off the cuff hurling at times that Killed Kilkenny. They just cant live with that type of pace or interplay any more.
If Galway could play the percentages and just manage a game better they'd win a few All Irelands in a row but they wont ever learn."
My thoughts exactly. Even more so in the last 20 minutes. I knew as soon as Murphy got sent off that we'd let the intensity drop and KK would come back into it.
We were completely on top in the 2nd half until that point. That's when you need to put a team to the sword and be ruthless. KK did it many times in their pomp.
We still lack that killer instinct. A good win all the same and we've a lot to work on. Wexford-KK is a big game now for both.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 580 - 09/06/2019 18:20:21    2192267

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So do Galway have to win their next match or are they "safe"?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 494 - 09/06/2019 18:30:44    2192283

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Galway like to live on the edge and keep us staunch supporters on the edge of our seats but to be the 1st team to beat KK in nolan park in the championship in over 60yrs isn't bad!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 751 - 09/06/2019 18:52:19    2192300

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Replying To Trump2020:  "So do Galway have to win their next match or are they "safe"?"
We're not through yet. If Dublin beat us and Wexford draw with KK we're knocked out on scoring difference. There would actually be 4 teams on 5 points in that scenario.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 580 - 09/06/2019 18:59:39    2192307

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Replying To Trump2020:  "So do Galway have to win their next match or are they "safe"?"
I could be wrong, but its conceivable that Galway could still get knocked out. If Dublin beat Galway next week, and Wexford and Kilkenny draw, all 5 teams would end up on 5 points. In that case, head-to-head results wouldn't be used, so it'd be down to score difference. Which in the scenario above, would knock Galway out (if Dublin beat Galway, they'll implicitly have a better scoring difference, as they both have the same points difference as it stands, and Wexford and KK have better point difference as of today).

At least, I think thats how it would work. 2 big games next week, no doubt.

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1733 - 09/06/2019 19:07:29    2192314

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Replying To Trump2020:  "So do Galway have to win their next match or are they "safe"?"
No we are not safe. We need at least a draw to be sure. If Dublin win and KK and Wexford draw we would finish fourth and lose out on score difference.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1310 - 09/06/2019 19:17:05    2192324

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