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The Mick Mackey Cup

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What do posters think of the Munster Hurling Championship getting a new cup and new name for the first time since 1928? I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling. Fair play to the Munster Council delegates, usually everyone tries to push their own counties hero's and nothing gets done.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1578 - 20/03/2021 10:58:29    2334572

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Replying To bloodyban:  "What do posters think of the Munster Hurling Championship getting a new cup and new name for the first time since 1928? I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling. Fair play to the Munster Council delegates, usually everyone tries to push their own counties hero's and nothing gets done."
What is the present cup called?

MicktheMiller (Offaly) - Posts: 403 - 20/03/2021 11:06:18    2334573

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "What is the present cup called?"
Munster Cup same as the football one. They've tried a few times to give them names but there's always been differing names put forward. The Munster football Cup naming had to be parked. The Paidi O Se and Hogan factions wouldn't back down.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1578 - 20/03/2021 11:15:38    2334574

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Replying To bloodyban:  "What do posters think of the Munster Hurling Championship getting a new cup and new name for the first time since 1928? I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling. Fair play to the Munster Council delegates, usually everyone tries to push their own counties hero's and nothing gets done."
"I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling." First? Have you never heard of a fellow called Lory Meagher?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1570 - 20/03/2021 11:24:25    2334575

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "What is the present cup called?"
The title of the post might be a BIG hint.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 796 - 20/03/2021 11:24:34    2334577

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "What is the present cup called?"
It was known as " The Munster Cup".

fainleog (Limerick) - Posts: 569 - 20/03/2021 11:25:56    2334578

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Replying To MicktheMiller:  "What is the present cup called?"
It didn't have any name

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 720 - 20/03/2021 11:31:40    2334580

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "The title of the post might be a BIG hint."
Apologies Mick, misread your post.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 796 - 20/03/2021 12:19:40    2334582

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Always ashame he never got one of the lower their cups named after him but this is even better.

Will it be a new design or just new cup?

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 20/03/2021 12:30:03    2334584

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling." First? Have you never heard of a fellow called Lory Meagher?"
Mackey was the man. The KK V Cork finals of '31 attracted about 30,000 each. Five years in '36, in the midst of the Economic War, there was over 50,000 at the KK v LK final.
Anyway, Lory is appropriately commemorated already in the All Ireland Cup that bears the illustrious Tullaroan mans name.
Long overdue recognition for the Lion Of Limerick

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3315 - 20/03/2021 13:35:00    2334588

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Not sure why it needs a name, speaking of cups with names why are competitions below liam mccarthy level called after the name of the cup. Eg. Christy Ring Cup

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 168 - 20/03/2021 13:53:52    2334590

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "Not sure why it needs a name, speaking of cups with names why are competitions below liam mccarthy level called after the name of the cup. Eg. Christy Ring Cup"
Easier to market the Christy Ring cup is easier than their 3 cup

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 20/03/2021 14:47:24    2334596

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Replying To Breezy:  "Easier to market the Christy Ring cup is easier than their 3 cup"
Would have liked it if they called The All Ireland Division 3 Championship for example and winners get the Christy Ring Cup

DuhallowRed (Cork) - Posts: 168 - 20/03/2021 16:22:47    2334603

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Munster champions get the Munster Cup.

The 2 cups don't need names. They'd be too much hassle over it. Each county especially in hurling will have a case why our local hero's name should be on the cup.

Best leave it as it is.

pkboher (Cork) - Posts: 49 - 20/03/2021 17:38:46    2334608

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Replying To pkboher:  "Munster champions get the Munster Cup.

The 2 cups don't need names. They'd be too much hassle over it. Each county especially in hurling will have a case why our local hero's name should be on the cup.

Best leave it as it is."
Well. Ring, Meagher and Rackard have their achievements acknowledged in National Competitions commemorating them. Mackey at least deserved some recognition. No serious coterie of sports writers or old hurlers ever claimed Meagher or Rackard were better hurlers than Mackey, great though both of them undoubtedly were.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3315 - 20/03/2021 19:57:55    2334615

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""I think it's appropriate that it celebrates the first universal 'Star' of hurling." First? Have you never heard of a fellow called Lory Meagher?"
Lory Meagher, is already commemorated in the Lory Meagher Cup. Anyway Mackey was the frst real star of hurling. In Cork and Kilkenny, with Lory on board played in three Finals. I do no think any of them attracted much more than 30,000. Five years later, in the midst of the Economic War, and with Mackey at his zenith, the 50,000 attendance mark was surpassed. Old hurling men like Jack and Jack Rochford from your own county acknowledged that Mackey was the greatest player they ever saw ( Rochford lived until 1973) and Mickey Maher the Tipp Captain of the 1890s said before his death in 1947 'Mick Mackey was the greatest I ever saw and I have seen them all'

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3315 - 20/03/2021 20:07:52    2334616

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Its great that Mick Mackey has been recognized officially with the naming of the Munster Senior Hurling Championship cup named in his honour.Anyone I have spoken with from that era from different counties back in the late 50's & 60's all say what a remarkable hurler he was,a cult figure and that he drew crowds on his own.Everyone in the hurling fraternity wanted to see him play.When I moved to Meath nearly 40 years ago I became acquainted with an old ex Meath footballer and he told me that even in Meath Mick Mackey would be the talk of the county leading up to the Limerick games,no Tv or even radio back then....all depended on the paper on Monday morning except for maybe the odd telegram with the result.

Just as an aside,when Meath played Kerry in the League down in Kerry the farmers among them used to stop in Kilmallock on the way home and buy a few calves and bring them back home in the cars to Meath.

I believe the great Kerry full back Joe Keohane used to draw a line on the ground with his boot and dare his opponent to cross that line.

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 873 - 20/03/2021 23:19:56    2334628

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Universally agreed to have been a brilliant hurlers, but is that enough to have the Munster championship named after you?
Is the title not bigger than any one man?

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 20/03/2021 23:51:28    2334631

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Universally agreed to have been a brilliant hurlers, but is that enough to have the Munster championship named after you?
Is the title not bigger than any one man?"
Although now I think of it, our sports two most prestigious trophies are named after individuals lol.


I'll get me coat.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 957 - 21/03/2021 00:26:20    2334634

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Replying To DuhallowRed:  "Would have liked it if they called The All Ireland Division 3 Championship for example and winners get the Christy Ring Cup"
Personally I wouldnt have a problem with Div 3 cup but it would get lost in all the other Div3 cups and for marketing you want something that instantly stands out especially on places like Google. Now I know plenty on here will have a hissy fit about modern things like that but if you want the tournaments to be a success easy access to results and news through online media is important

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 21/03/2021 08:36:05    2334635

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