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Injuries happening in areas where it looks light on cover..hoping mikey isn't seriously hurt but when I hear knee and scan I'd be worried...I was thinking of gearoid in the dowling role,with 20 or 25 to go a back man would be saying ah no..thinking he has seen off one good forward he then has gearoid bearing down on him..don't think many inter county backs would like that..is there any way Richie might make it onto the bench?any update on injury to demsey?

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1153 - 13/10/2020 15:44:13    2297302

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Replying To Sugary_tae:  "Mike Casey going for a knee scan as per the examiner. Disaster if it's true

Dan Or Sean to full back. Getting light on full back line cover. Any word on Richie English??"
Hopefully Mike Casey will be ok. If not Sean Finn will be full back. Not sure where the idea of Dan full back as I don't ever remember JK trying him there. Am I wrong?

It's a huge blow if MC is out but I'd be sticking to using specialist corner back alongside Sean if it is the case.

I had great visions of Case v Fennelly this year. One of the few that could contain him.

On another note I hear we gave Wexford a serious trouncing two weeks ago. Beat them by 20pts apparently?? Rumour has it that it upset the Wexford camp.

Seeking_silver (Limerick) - Posts: 294 - 13/10/2020 18:06:05    2297335

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Mike Casey is a massive loss which compounds the loss of Ritchie English. Condon now looks like a certainty to start in one quarter with Finn shifting to full back. I'd give serious consideration to Nash at corner back in these circumstances. I'm not a fan of Dan at full back as the history there is not great. This is a very tough blow.

Dealer (Limerick) - Posts: 745 - 13/10/2020 19:08:41    2297360

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Even before Richie English got injured the full backline was an area where you prayed there wouldn't be an injury. All other areas we have options if disaster strikes.
Casey was superb commanding the square in the county final. A massive loss is an understatement. If Casey is injured and can't play through the winter I hope it's not a cruciate injury. Seems to be a solid 12 months trying to get back from injury and regain sufficient fitness.
Now more than ever I hope Tom Condon can play even for 55mins. If Finn is at full back he needs at least one corner back who has experience playing intercounty championship hurling. Costello might have played in the league but he is yet to play that level. Jerome Boylan at least would have a bench spot and can be called upon if required. Really late to be experimenting on lads have never been regulars in the full backline, however, at this rate Kiely may have no option.

Mads (Limerick) - Posts: 220 - 13/10/2020 19:09:51    2297361

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Replying To Dealer:  "Mike Casey is a massive loss which compounds the loss of Ritchie English. Condon now looks like a certainty to start in one quarter with Finn shifting to full back. I'd give serious consideration to Nash at corner back in these circumstances. I'm not a fan of Dan at full back as the history there is not great. This is a very tough blow."
I would normally agree with you Dealer as regards Dan but this is going to be winter hurling and Dan won't be exposed as much for pace. Moving Dan won't weaken the half backs because of the players to come in there so I wouldn't rule out Dan as an option.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 437 - 13/10/2020 20:58:38    2297388

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Wishing Mike Casey good news hopefully it won't be a serious injury. I still think Barry Nash could do a job for us at full back, I would prefer Sean Finn in the corner because of his man-marking ability. Dan Morrissey is the only other option for full back because I don't think Tom Condon would do there. If we are struggling for options for full back I'm sure John Kiely still has Richie McCarthy number in his phone contacts Richie is still only 32 if he is physically still able and up for it he could be an option if called upon.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 791 - 13/10/2020 21:22:47    2297397

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "Wishing Mike Casey good news hopefully it won't be a serious injury. I still think Barry Nash could do a job for us at full back, I would prefer Sean Finn in the corner because of his man-marking ability. Dan Morrissey is the only other option for full back because I don't think Tom Condon would do there. If we are struggling for options for full back I'm sure John Kiely still has Richie McCarthy number in his phone contacts Richie is still only 32 if he is physically still able and up for it he could be an option if called upon."
I agree that Dan could do a job (and think he played there a few times in his early years on the panel), if Mike Casey is ruled out (big loss if true, and wish the best for him. I think was at full back against Tipp when he has beaten for a goal- he made a mistake or lost his footing , and here's the big BUT, Jesus and Holy Mary are the only 2 I know of who did not make 1 mistake. Dan has been a brilliant servant to Limerick since in several positions and is a quick learner.

Com eOn Ye Boys in Green

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1193 - 14/10/2020 00:42:12    2297422

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "Wishing Mike Casey good news hopefully it won't be a serious injury. I still think Barry Nash could do a job for us at full back, I would prefer Sean Finn in the corner because of his man-marking ability. Dan Morrissey is the only other option for full back because I don't think Tom Condon would do there. If we are struggling for options for full back I'm sure John Kiely still has Richie McCarthy number in his phone contacts Richie is still only 32 if he is physically still able and up for it he could be an option if called upon."
Sur why not call in Stephen Lucey as you're at it!!! He's still playing with Croom

If Mike Casey is injured Sean Finn will be full back. TC most likely at 2 and I would bet Aaron Costello at 4.

Can't see Dan Morrissey in FB line.

Seeking_silver (Limerick) - Posts: 294 - 14/10/2020 04:57:40    2297427

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Replying To Seeking_silver:  "Sur why not call in Stephen Lucey as you're at it!!! He's still playing with Croom

If Mike Casey is injured Sean Finn will be full back. TC most likely at 2 and I would bet Aaron Costello at 4.

Can't see Dan Morrissey in FB line."
Well Richie is only the same age as Reid Colin Fennelly and Joe Canning and winter hurling might actually be a help in his case

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 162 - 14/10/2020 10:48:25    2297467

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Replying To Seeking_silver:  "Sur why not call in Stephen Lucey as you're at it!!! He's still playing with Croom

If Mike Casey is injured Sean Finn will be full back. TC most likely at 2 and I would bet Aaron Costello at 4.

Can't see Dan Morrissey in FB line."
Let me also say that if Ritchie was playing last year I do not think Colin Fennelly would have caused the havoc he did.

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 162 - 14/10/2020 10:52:07    2297471

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Mike is a big loss but this squad wont take one step backwards. They are rightly favourites to win the liam mccarthy and no county wins it without injury. It's a line of the field which we would have picked last to get an injury but there are options that kiely and kinnerk will draw up.

I'd imagine that sean finn will play full back. He is s ready made replacement. Barry nash will be moved into one corner. Barry will be fine. He'll need to work on his discipline in the tackle and played there against galway. The other corner is between Condon and costello eith boylan pushing. I like condom to start v Clare.

Great news on DoD and richie English will see hurling this winter which is very timely with Mike's injury.

The team id start v Clare with richie English to get back in team later on.

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Condon/English Finn Nash
Byrnes Hannon Dan
WOD Lynch
Hego Hayes Tom
Gillane Casey Mul

I like the option of having Flanagan Dempsey Socks O connell or boylan coming off the bench there is a nice blend of power and pace there . DOD as cover for mid and HF line. POL cover for half back line and costello boylan for fb line.

Kiely could easily start Flanagan DoD or dempsey in the forwards and I'd have no problem with any of them starting but that's who id go with.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 495 - 14/10/2020 11:52:41    2297491

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Think team will lineout something like this v Clare:

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Barry Nash
Sean Finn
Aaron Costello

Diarmuid Byrnes
Declan Hannon
Dan Morrissey

Cian Lynch
William O Donoghue

Gearoid Hegarty
Kyle Hayes
Tom Morrissey

Aaron Gillane
Graham Mulcahy
Ďavid Dempsey

We prob play 2 inside, Gillane n Mulcahy, Dempsey floating out around HF Line, Hannon playing deeper than usual to ptotect our inexperienced full back line( experienced as in the 3 will not have played together as a line), Our 2 midfielders n 2 from our HF line will also drop deep when we dont have the ball,

batman (None) - Posts: 176 - 14/10/2020 12:11:09    2297498

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Replying To batman:  "Think team will lineout something like this v Clare:

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Barry Nash
Sean Finn
Aaron Costello

Diarmuid Byrnes
Declan Hannon
Dan Morrissey

Cian Lynch
William O Donoghue

Gearoid Hegarty
Kyle Hayes
Tom Morrissey

Aaron Gillane
Graham Mulcahy
Ďavid Dempsey

We prob play 2 inside, Gillane n Mulcahy, Dempsey floating out around HF Line, Hannon playing deeper than usual to ptotect our inexperienced full back line( experienced as in the 3 will not have played together as a line), Our 2 midfielders n 2 from our HF line will also drop deep when we dont have the ball,"
I'd agree with that team. I think Dempsey has to start because he's form is sky high but not at the expense of any incumbents at half forward. Depth is going to be massive because of both injury and Covid risks. If you see a Limerick player in the street, walk away from him - please.

Dealer (Limerick) - Posts: 745 - 14/10/2020 12:48:26    2297514

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Make no mistake Casey is a big big loss. He's an understated full back with great positioning sense. Never rash in his play,measured. I think Sean Finn would do a good job there. I wouldnt like to see Richie English there even if fit. Hes a good player but not at fullback where his distribution would be more daring than Mike Caseys. He can deliver great ball from the corner but gets intercepted too which would be disastrous for a fullback. Id like to see Boylan in the corner. Find full and then Nash or English. English if match fit..my back 6. Byrnes a good sub to have

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English finn Boylan
Nash Hannon Dan Morrissey

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1366 - 14/10/2020 13:01:35    2297519

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Replying To Seeking_silver:  "Sur why not call in Stephen Lucey as you're at it!!! He's still playing with Croom

If Mike Casey is injured Sean Finn will be full back. TC most likely at 2 and I would bet Aaron Costello at 4.

Can't see Dan Morrissey in FB line."
No need for smartness, Richie McCarthy is 32 (Tom Condon is older than him) and is only 1 season gone from inter-county hurling, Lucey must be 40 now. My point was only that IF we are short on options in the full back line, Richie McCarthy should be considered for a recall.

DUALSUPPORT (Limerick) - Posts: 791 - 14/10/2020 18:32:44    2297617

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Replying To DUALSUPPORT:  "No need for smartness, Richie McCarthy is 32 (Tom Condon is older than him) and is only 1 season gone from inter-county hurling, Lucey must be 40 now. My point was only that IF we are short on options in the full back line, Richie McCarthy should be considered for a recall."
Yes was a bit smart. Full apology offered. I'm a massive fan of Richie BTW. However, he has retired after very little game time in 2018 & 2019 and yes I know he was injured for a year.

I would be very surprised if JK calls up Richie. Tom Condon offers great experience and I would have full confidence in Costello.

Seeking_silver (Limerick) - Posts: 294 - 14/10/2020 19:05:09    2297626

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Tom condon is also out injured and is a doubt for the championship. The full back line is looking very light now. If they pick up one more injury which is possible im not sure who JK will get to fill in the spots. RMC might have to be called in again even if its just for cover.

Lakewood (Limerick) - Posts: 7 - 15/10/2020 09:46:31    2297705

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I for one would welcome Richie McCarthy being asked to fill a role. The problem is fitness. Is he fit or is the belly back.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1366 - 15/10/2020 10:43:47    2297720

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I'm going to mention another name,he might lack experience but he has played very well with patrickswell,josh considine..we can name a lot of fellas on this site but it's what the manager sees in training in next 2 weeks that counts..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1153 - 15/10/2020 10:56:07    2297726

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Replying To Lakewood:  "Tom condon is also out injured and is a doubt for the championship. The full back line is looking very light now. If they pick up one more injury which is possible im not sure who JK will get to fill in the spots. RMC might have to be called in again even if its just for cover."
Where did you get that info on Condon?

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 495 - 15/10/2020 11:16:50    2297741

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