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Replying To ballydalane:  "Who'd you fancy in the football (............for the next 20 years)?"
Lmfao!!!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1024 - 19/08/2019 16:00:57    2227566

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "Kilkenny beat Carlow by 14 points
Dublin beat Carlow by 12 points
Wexford beat Carlow by 15 points
Tipp beat Waterford by 18 points
Limerick beat Waterford by 20 points
Tipp beat Clare by 13 points
Cork beat Waterford by 13 points
Limerick beat Clare by 18 points
Limerick beat Tipp by 12 points
Cork beat Westmeath by 23 points
Tipp beat Laois by 10 points
And today Tipp beat Kilkenny by 14 points

It ain't the super duper competitive competition it's made out to be even tiered."
Wasn't a great year, certainly not a classic, but wasn't a bad year. But it has served up some great games, a few unexpected results, and has been won by four different teams in the last five years.

When was the last time football managed to deliver on ANY of those points.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2853 - 19/08/2019 17:29:57    2227610

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Replying To ballydalane:  "BORDERED on arrogance? Ah stop, the most arrogant shower that ever played the game. There were very few players from that team who were likeable - Joe Deane, maybe the Newtownshandrum contingent, struggling after that."
That's your interpretation. Mine was that KK are the most arrogant and others would say Tipp. I'd have a lot of time for that Cork team.
Your own county you have a man who is happy to be called King Henry. Whats the story with that?

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 19/08/2019 21:39:25    2227682

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Replying To festinog:  "Wasn't a great year, certainly not a classic, but wasn't a bad year. But it has served up some great games, a few unexpected results, and has been won by four different teams in the last five years.

When was the last time football managed to deliver on ANY of those points."
2 years ago Carlow had a nice run in the football and then if you go back to when Mick O'Dwyer took "lesser" teams past their normal levels, I guess Roscommons resurgence is a bit of a story, but all in all Hurling has outdone Football in both excitement and feel good stories. Laois were a great story, Limerick and Galway ending long droughts, Kilkenny overachieving in comparison to most people's expectations at the beginning of the Hurling year, etc.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1024 - 19/08/2019 22:54:14    2227724

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Replying To tiobraid:  "That's your interpretation. Mine was that KK are the most arrogant and others would say Tipp. I'd have a lot of time for that Cork team.
Your own county you have a man who is happy to be called King Henry. Whats the story with that?"
Ah come on, you've got to know the "King Henry" moniker is a bog standard tabloid play on King Henry VIII. No one in Kilkenny calls him that and he's stated several times that he hates the nickname.

You liked that Cork team? To each his own I suppose. Never known a group of players to hold so many press conferences and print so many statements in newspapers, most of which were to drag people's names and reputations through the mud. Up their own...... doesn't begin to describe them.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 20/08/2019 00:30:14    2227741

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Replying To tiobraid:  "That's your interpretation. Mine was that KK are the most arrogant and others would say Tipp. I'd have a lot of time for that Cork team.
Your own county you have a man who is happy to be called King Henry. Whats the story with that?"
One of the most arrogant, most hateful teams in GAA history were beaten at the weekend and it wasn't a Kilkenny team

Heftydickonem (Kilkenny) - Posts: 147 - 20/08/2019 08:04:09    2227754

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Who'd you fancy in the football (............for the next 20 years)?"
'For the next Twenty years'. bally. I remember back in 1965, on a September Sunday evening, as a fifteen year old saying something similiar about a neighbouring county. They had beaten Wexford Kilkenny by double scores in two successive finals. We could see no end it.
They won one All Ireland in the next twenty three years and they were all but given that by a ref.
Just saying.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 20/08/2019 13:58:06    2227890

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Replying To Heftydickonem:  "One of the most arrogant, most hateful teams in GAA history were beaten at the weekend and it wasn't a Kilkenny team"
Haha....I have great respect for kk but the posters in here have let themselves down the last couple of days.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 20/08/2019 15:42:24    2227921

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Replying To Heftydickonem:  "One of the most arrogant, most hateful teams in GAA history were beaten at the weekend and it wasn't a Kilkenny team"
Haha....I have great respect for kk but the posters in here have let themselves down the last couple of days.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 20/08/2019 15:42:36    2227923

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Ah come on, you've got to know the "King Henry" moniker is a bog standard tabloid play on King Henry VIII. No one in Kilkenny calls him that and he's stated several times that he hates the nickname.

You liked that Cork team? To each his own I suppose. Never known a group of players to hold so many press conferences and print so many statements in newspapers, most of which were to drag people's names and reputations through the mud. Up their own...... doesn't begin to describe them."
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/kilkenny-hurlers-given-heroes-welcome-by-15-000-supporters-1.1944644

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 20/08/2019 16:09:55    2227935

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Replying To tiobraid:  "https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/kilkenny-hurlers-given-heroes-welcome-by-15-000-supporters-1.1944644"
Very well played!

That said, I don't think anyone should read too much into that moniker. While BD clearly exaggerated it's non-usage in KK, I don't think anyone doubts it was largely a creation of the sports media, and was used mostly by them, and occasionally by fans from all counties in awe of the man's skills. As a hurler, it needs to be added, as his more recent contributions have seen him demoted from king to court jester.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2853 - 20/08/2019 20:05:40    2228013

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Replying To festinog:  "Very well played!

That said, I don't think anyone should read too much into that moniker. While BD clearly exaggerated it's non-usage in KK, I don't think anyone doubts it was largely a creation of the sports media, and was used mostly by them, and occasionally by fans from all counties in awe of the man's skills. As a hurler, it needs to be added, as his more recent contributions have seen him demoted from king to court jester."
Ah look. I'm only winding him up. Doesn't bother me in the slightest

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 20/08/2019 21:12:46    2228027

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Replying To tiobraid:  "https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/kilkenny-hurlers-given-heroes-welcome-by-15-000-supporters-1.1944644"
Thanks for providing that link to happier times, it really cheered me up.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 21/08/2019 02:57:03    2228063

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Replying To ballydalane:  "Thanks for providing that link to happier times, it really cheered me up."
You definitely needed it. It has been a long time for ye

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 21/08/2019 19:41:21    2228344

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Replying To festinog:  "Wasn't a great year, certainly not a classic, but wasn't a bad year. But it has served up some great games, a few unexpected results, and has been won by four different teams in the last five years.

When was the last time football managed to deliver on ANY of those points."
I think last year was so exciting that this year had no chance of matching it.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1024 - 21/08/2019 22:08:02    2228376

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Replying To tiobraid:  "You definitely needed it. It has been a long time for ye"
I'd send you a link to the last Tipp 2-in-a-row but internet wasn't around back then. Might be in the national archives somewhere.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 22/08/2019 00:38:57    2228409

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "'For the next Twenty years'. bally. I remember back in 1965, on a September Sunday evening, as a fifteen year old saying something similiar about a neighbouring county. They had beaten Wexford Kilkenny by double scores in two successive finals. We could see no end it.
They won one All Ireland in the next twenty three years and they were all but given that by a ref.
Just saying."
Somehow I can't see Dublin being limited to 1 All Ireland in the next 23 years. The way it's going, I'd say 15 of the next 20.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1107 - 22/08/2019 00:47:42    2228410

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What a fantastic win for the premier county, we certainly have Kilkenny's measure now after the last two hammerings, there again when you look back over history we have always had Kilkennys measure ("KK for the hurlers Tipp for the men" but on Sunday we had both!!)
KK of course should not have been in the final, caught Limerick cold,Cork let them off the hook and their record in Lenister was poor, but of course we can only beat whats in front of us!!

PremierGold (Tipperary) - Posts: 121 - 22/08/2019 09:18:21    2228426

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Replying To ballydalane:  "I'd send you a link to the last Tipp 2-in-a-row but internet wasn't around back then. Might be in the national archives somewhere."
I enjoyed the hurling conversations with you this year here but you need to man up now and admit ye weren't good enough this year. You're like a spoilt child since Sunday.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2870 - 22/08/2019 13:47:30    2228518

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Replying To PremierGold:  "What a fantastic win for the premier county, we certainly have Kilkenny's measure now after the last two hammerings, there again when you look back over history we have always had Kilkennys measure ("KK for the hurlers Tipp for the men" but on Sunday we had both!!)
KK of course should not have been in the final, caught Limerick cold,Cork let them off the hook and their record in Lenister was poor, but of course we can only beat whats in front of us!!"
Did KK not win more All-Irelands this decade than Tipp? As for the previous decade....tut tut!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 22/08/2019 15:45:36    2228554

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