National Forum

Galway V Limerick

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To katser:  "The fustrating thing is that Galway completely underperformed...only about half the team played well yet the opponents stumbled over the line by the skin of their teeth while playing at their best!
Poor team selection and management decisions cost us the game.
Hegarty should have got straight red as it was intended to do harm.
Karma got Guillane in the end (ending up in hospital when he acted the big man )"
This is hilarious. Only about half the Galway team ever perform because they just don't have the players... Limerick didn't play well and the 3 points flattered Galway. Stop this sweeper rubbish and go toe to toe. 10 points from play... Not good enough. Stop whingeing about about slaps of hurls and red cards.

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 30/11/2020 19:12:53    2317106

Link

Replying To Armchairreporter:  "This is hilarious. Only about half the Galway team ever perform because they just don't have the players... Limerick didn't play well and the 3 points flattered Galway. Stop this sweeper rubbish and go toe to toe. 10 points from play... Not good enough. Stop whingeing about about slaps of hurls and red cards."
Thanks ACR. Good to see a person whose opinions reflect those of the vast majority of Galway sports people. The future must be good for Galway having Four minor All Irelands in a row.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 30/11/2020 19:21:45    2317108

Link

Replying To All_square:  "Congrats to JP and the lads, the better team won. Its wonderful to see a team overcome a limited hurling population and limited underage success in 5-10 years. Great to see the investment pay off.

Looking forward to seeing them beat Waterford now.

Please God the travel restrictions will be over soon to allow JPs lads enjoy their holiday in his resort in Barbados.

Its a pity the Galway county board couldn't come up with a few extra bob to keep Micheál Donoghue's preferred strength and conditioning coach last year and maybe C. Mannion wouldn't have had to limp off."
Thanks for the good wishes All -square. Galways day in hurling will come again.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 30/11/2020 19:24:00    2317111

Link

Replying To Oldtourman:  "If you think LK were playing at their best yesterday you are in a minority of one."
Of course they were...they were flat to the mat and gassed out at the finish!! They had to empty the bench in pure panic to stumble over the line against a Galway team playing at 50%!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1400 - 30/11/2020 20:06:04    2317132

Link

Next time Limerick may not even allow them that 50%,say well done Limerick with a little graciousness and show some sporting example,whingeing has never won a game and will never win a game but if you believe it will keep it up!

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 865 - 30/11/2020 20:46:18    2317144

Link

Replying To katser:  "Of course they were...they were flat to the mat and gassed out at the finish!! They had to empty the bench in pure panic to stumble over the line against a Galway team playing at 50%!"
They always empty the bench and they pulling away at the finish. The sides were level at 70 minutes and Limerick were three points ahead nine minutes later. There was only one team gassed out at the end and it certainly was not Limerick.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 30/11/2020 21:00:09    2317148

Link

Replying To carlowman:  "Well done Limerick yesterday on a massive win against a very good Galway team.
On the incidents that are being discussed, certainly the ref and the linesman missed Hegarty's contact with Joe. To me, it was awkward, late and not a realistic attempt to hook. We had the advantage of slow motion - a few times!
It is often very difficult to measure or determine the level of intent of a player in such an incident, and I think overall that if the incident was seen clearly by the officials then it should have been a yellow for careless use of the hurl. Yes he did strike but to me it was awkwardness and he got him with the flat of the hurl and I don't think that this incident represented an attempt to hurt or injure the player. For the most part those days are long gone where a player or team actually try to take a player out of the game due to the threat that that player presents.

The hurl that was broken... it is about time that we had two players actually trying to strike a ball along the ground... the hurley carriers are almost redundant now!

All that I have talked to about the game admire the physicality, deftness of touch, the tactics and above all the precision of pass and the scoring exploits of this top class Limerick team. This team from Limerick are currently at the top of their powers and people admire them... Limerick lads would want to relax and enjoy their new found status as favourites this year for the Liam McCarthy and enjoy the short build up.

We are lucky to have our games this year!"
Thank you for your unjaundiced view Carlowman!

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1295 - 30/11/2020 21:37:09    2317160

Link

Replying To Oldtourman:  "Thanks ACR. Good to see a person whose opinions reflect those of the vast majority of Galway sports people. The future must be good for Galway having Four minor All Irelands in a row."
I think Galway of all counties know that minor All Ireland's don't bring Liam McCarthys...

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 30/11/2020 22:28:45    2317178

Link

Replying To CTGAA10:  "Would I be right in saying it's Superman's on the galway jersey,the same man has a number if hotels,so think there would be no problem for galway financially..the difference might be in the way there was a huge emphasis put on academy in limerick..there is also ard school where a lot of these fellas went to school..then there is fitzgibbon hurling,I could be completely wrong but Nicky is only one of starting team I don't remember playing fitzgibbon.."
Believe me Galway don't have any near the financial clout of limerick Wexford and tipp, our county board lost millions on mountain south. Donohue was being asked to run the team on a shoe string less than a quarter of the average top county team. He would have stayed but the county board did not want to spent the money required!

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 30/11/2020 23:43:10    2317196

Link

Replying To katser:  "Of course they were...they were flat to the mat and gassed out at the finish!! They had to empty the bench in pure panic to stumble over the line against a Galway team playing at 50%!"
There are 1000s at the flower show might believe you....

PatOLogical (Limerick) - Posts: 1295 - 01/12/2020 00:36:35    2317203

Link

Aaron Gillane should also have got a straight red, the amadan, for tipping the Galway goalie. It is amazing he wasn't at least booked with two umpires right alongside him. He still hasn't got rid of that part of his game. A bit more maturity and he will as lethal as he is capable of.

stpats1886 (Limerick) - Posts: 30 - 01/12/2020 05:25:24    2317219

Link

Replying To stpats1886:  "Aaron Gillane should also have got a straight red, the amadan, for tipping the Galway goalie. It is amazing he wasn't at least booked with two umpires right alongside him. He still hasn't got rid of that part of his game. A bit more maturity and he will as lethal as he is capable of."
He did end up in hospital though!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1400 - 01/12/2020 11:30:35    2317267

Link

Replying To Oldtourman:  "Thanks ACR. Good to see a person whose opinions reflect those of the vast majority of Galway sports people. The future must be good for Galway having Four minor All Irelands in a row."
No more than in the final of 2018, Limerick were much the better team for the majority of Sunday's match, and it would have been something of a travesty had Galway won in 2018 or on Sunday, not that I would have been complaining. I like what Shane O' Neill is doing with this Galway team, and I have no doubt that they will be there or there about for the next few years, but the years of one team dominating are long gone, and it will get harder and harder to win the Liam Mc Carthy every year. Yes Limerick look a seriously impressive side, but unlike when Kilkenny were in their pomp, there are plenty of other teams willing to challenge.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 135 - 01/12/2020 11:35:04    2317269

Link

Replying To gilly1910:  "No more than in the final of 2018, Limerick were much the better team for the majority of Sunday's match, and it would have been something of a travesty had Galway won in 2018 or on Sunday, not that I would have been complaining. I like what Shane O' Neill is doing with this Galway team, and I have no doubt that they will be there or there about for the next few years, but the years of one team dominating are long gone, and it will get harder and harder to win the Liam Mc Carthy every year. Yes Limerick look a seriously impressive side, but unlike when Kilkenny were in their pomp, there are plenty of other teams willing to challenge."
Agree. Hopefully he learns a lot from this year though ie leaving sweeper for full game v Limerick played right into their hand. Also goalie needs huge work on pock outs.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 622 - 01/12/2020 11:49:49    2317274

Link

Replying To gilly1910:  "No more than in the final of 2018, Limerick were much the better team for the majority of Sunday's match, and it would have been something of a travesty had Galway won in 2018 or on Sunday, not that I would have been complaining. I like what Shane O' Neill is doing with this Galway team, and I have no doubt that they will be there or there about for the next few years, but the years of one team dominating are long gone, and it will get harder and harder to win the Liam Mc Carthy every year. Yes Limerick look a seriously impressive side, but unlike when Kilkenny were in their pomp, there are plenty of other teams willing to challenge."
Absolutely dead right gilly even Jackie Tyrell is on record as saying that the championship is even harder to win now.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 01/12/2020 18:19:08    2317406

Link

Replying To Armchairreporter:  "I think Galway of all counties know that minor All Ireland's don't bring Liam McCarthys..."
ACP. We in Limerick also know all about it with U21s early in this Century but as Cork, for years and even KK now are finding to some extent that if you are not winning them you are going nowhere.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 01/12/2020 18:23:15    2317409

Link

Replying To munsterchamps:  "if hegartys incident ( which i taught was very tame when you compare that to what brendan maher did to peter casey in last years munster final nearly took the head off of him). happened 2 years ago there woudnt be a word as everyone in the country wanted limerick to end the 45 year famine. but an all ireland , 2 munster titiles , and 2 national leagues and people are starting to get fed up of limerick winning ......but i guess thats the way life is, the more you win the more neutral supporters you loose there will be 31 counties shouting for waterford . but so what."
Get the names right!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3122 - 01/12/2020 23:58:53    2317527

Link

Replying To katser:  "He did end up in hospital though!"
As did Joe Canning laid out by of his own team.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3272 - 16/04/2021 18:24:45    2337435

Link

There was no complaining in Waterford about cynical fouling, a player getting jabbing in the groin only genuine admiration for a great Limerick team. We have long ago learned that using crutches for not been good enough only inhibits your from getting better. Of course Limerick now will have a bulls eye on their back by us and everyone else and believe we can and will beat them. Unfortunately they will be subject to the pull them down brigade off the field like Kilkenny were and Dublin now also.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 17/04/2021 14:36:18    2337508

Link