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Shock Results In Days Gone By - Even In The National League

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Meath beating All ireland champions Offaly in Autumn 1994 in the league and Wexford in Enniscorthy in round 2 of the league the following week, after 2 rounds of the national hurling league, ,Meath were top of div 1.

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 581 - 30/03/2021 23:13:51    2335412

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Replying To dickie10:  "Meath beating All ireland champions Offaly in Autumn 1994 in the league and Wexford in Enniscorthy in round 2 of the league the following week, after 2 rounds of the national hurling league, ,Meath were top of div 1."
Dickie with the greatest of respect at that time it wouldn't have been a huge shock. The Meath hurling team at that time were very strong and very competitive and would've been in the top 10-12 teams in the country.

Just a question though are you sure about the dates?

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1450 - 31/03/2021 11:05:00    2335427

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Replying To brian:  "Dickie with the greatest of respect at that time it wouldn't have been a huge shock. The Meath hurling team at that time were very strong and very competitive and would've been in the top 10-12 teams in the country.

Just a question though are you sure about the dates?"
without going looking exactly, Meath had a very decent team back around then, and while never pushed on too further did take a few scalps and were hard to beat if you look up the National League results...I do remember ok Meath being top...our own Michael Duignan managed Meath at one time from memory...

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 01/04/2021 14:49:18    2335612

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Replying To Fairplayalways:  "without going looking exactly, Meath had a very decent team back around then, and while never pushed on too further did take a few scalps and were hard to beat if you look up the National League results...I do remember ok Meath being top...our own Michael Duignan managed Meath at one time from memory..."
Mr Duignan did indeed. An absolute gentleman. Cillian Farrell from around Edenderry managed Meath twice too.

brian (Meath) - Posts: 1450 - 01/04/2021 16:17:20    2335632

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In 1993, Down beat Kilkenny in Nowlan park and finished second in division 1A ahead of Kilkenny, Limerick and Offaly. The 90s was a golden decade for GAA - the hurling and football championships were wide open and unpredictable.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 911 - 01/04/2021 17:53:26    2335660

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micheal duignan was in charge in 2002 when meath beat laois in the leinster championship before being beaten by dublin inleinster quater finalfinalter

dickie10 (UK) - Posts: 581 - 01/04/2021 22:33:57    2335726

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "In 1993, Down beat Kilkenny in Nowlan park and finished second in division 1A ahead of Kilkenny, Limerick and Offaly. The 90s was a golden decade for GAA - the hurling and football championships were wide open and unpredictable."
yes a great decade Gaillimh abu.6 different counties won the hurling and 7 different counties won the football.A golden decade for sure.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 02/04/2021 19:37:24    2335832

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "yes a great decade Gaillimh abu.6 different counties won the hurling and 7 different counties won the football.A golden decade for sure."
Actually, 8 different counties won Sam in
the 90's. I think that perhaps the 50's was the only other decade to have 8 different winners.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 798 - 03/04/2021 16:26:32    2335881

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Actually, 8 different counties won Sam in
the 90's. I think that perhaps the 50's was the only other decade to have 8 different winners."
Down, Donegal, Derry, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, Galway,,
Who else?

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 04/04/2021 11:23:41    2335927

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Down, Donegal, Derry, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, Galway,,
Who else?"
Cork won it in 1990 Down in 91 and 94 Donegal 92 Derry 93 dubs 95 Meath 96 and 99, Kerry 97, Galway 98.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14014 - 04/04/2021 11:40:04    2335929

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Down, Donegal, Derry, Dublin, Meath, Kerry, Galway,,
Who else?"
Cork in 1990.

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5490 - 04/04/2021 12:50:28    2335937

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Replying To Horsebox77:  "Cork in 1990."
Sound yeah, I thought Down won it in 1990.
8 teams in a decade?
Those were the days

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 04/04/2021 13:41:37    2335940

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Actually, 8 different counties won Sam in
the 90's. I think that perhaps the 50's was the only other decade to have 8 different winners."
True my mistake. A brilliant decade for the gaa.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 04/04/2021 14:54:45    2335946

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "yes a great decade Gaillimh abu.6 different counties won the hurling and 7 different counties won the football.A golden decade for sure."
Actually, in the 1910's, you had 8 different counties winning the AI hurling final, and Kilkenny still managed to do 3-in-a-row. I was on the phone to an old Limerick man who has just turned 80, to wish him Happy Easter, and he was able to tell me that. I checked it online, and he's right.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 798 - 04/04/2021 15:01:40    2335948

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Actually, in the 1910's, you had 8 different counties winning the AI hurling final, and Kilkenny still managed to do 3-in-a-row. I was on the phone to an old Limerick man who has just turned 80, to wish him Happy Easter, and he was able to tell me that. I checked it online, and he's right."
Can't remember lol

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 04/04/2021 16:22:34    2335951

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Sound yeah, I thought Down won it in 1990.
8 teams in a decade?
Those were the days"
Down won in 1991. Cork won the double in 1990.

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 405 - 04/04/2021 16:59:20    2335953

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Replying To CiarraiMick:  "True my mistake. A brilliant decade for the gaa."
There were also 17 counties that won a provincial title that decade including 6 in Ulster, Leitrim, Clare and Offaly's last

mhunicean_abu (Monaghan) - Posts: 931 - 05/04/2021 23:27:18    2336091

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "In 1993, Down beat Kilkenny in Nowlan park and finished second in division 1A ahead of Kilkenny, Limerick and Offaly. The 90s was a golden decade for GAA - the hurling and football championships were wide open and unpredictable."
Down actually had a good side back then, I dont want to go into names as I will probably be a few years out..Ime thinking Noel Sands maybe and a few others, some lethal free takers down had around that time...Ulster hurling wasnt too bad at that time, Antrim, Down and Derry were always worthy of respect in League especially and put in decent performances in Croke park too and fell short unluckily on some occasions..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 06/04/2021 11:00:37    2336103

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Replying To mhunicean_abu:  "There were also 17 counties that won a provincial title that decade including 6 in Ulster, Leitrim, Clare and Offaly's last"
Great stuff thanks Mhuinicean

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2796 - 06/04/2021 13:00:01    2336114

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there were a few shocks in the Centenary Cup competition in 1984 and again in the Ford Cup the following year...Roscommon knocking out Wexford in hurling..is a big one...Monaghan reaching the final must have taken a few scalps along the way in 1984...a year before they won the league....

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 873 - 07/04/2021 17:42:43    2336201

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