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With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year

kerry4sam21 (Kerry) - Posts: 103 - 24/07/2021 16:13:42    2363487

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Probably go the same way as most years when we win a few games. We'll get hyped up to the last mostly from people in our own county only to be beaten by a more physical and clinical team in the Semi Final.

I Like the way we are playing though but still nearly lost to Clare in the end. They need to finish these teams off before getting considered as contenders.

pkboher (Cork) - Posts: 49 - 24/07/2021 18:22:53    2363531

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Replying To kerry4sam21:  "With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year"
Are you stirring it?

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5795 - 24/07/2021 18:28:19    2363538

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Replying To kerry4sam21:  "With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year"
Back line has definitely strengthened since Donal O' Grady was brought in. Rob Downey had a superb game at full back.Shane Barrett and Alan Connolly impressed and should start next day. The team is building momentum and gaining confidence. That said, they almost managed to give up a 6 point lead and lose to Clare in injury time.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 18:32:31    2363542

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Replying To kerry4sam21:  "With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year"
They'll want to improve. KK dismantled them in 2019, they were playing better than now.

CC2020 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 157 - 24/07/2021 18:49:56    2363544

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Cork get hyped and then go hiding.

They've got bags of talent but, Horgan aside, they're flaky.

They'll beat Dublin but I wouldn't fancy them against Kilkenny or Limerick.

MesAmis (Dublin) - Posts: 13493 - 24/07/2021 18:51:18    2363545

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Are you stirring it?"
Trying to make us take our eye off the big ball tomorrow!
Even when they have it won before it starts, Kerry always look for another advantage.

Midleton (Cork) - Posts: 621 - 24/07/2021 19:00:28    2363549

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Replying To Midleton:  "Trying to make us take our eye off the big ball tomorrow!
Even when they have it won before it starts, Kerry always look for another advantage."
They had it won before it started last year too.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5795 - 24/07/2021 19:27:46    2363569

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Replying To CC2020:  "They'll want to improve. KK dismantled them in 2019, they were playing better than now."
Much younger team now. The team is shaping up nicely, and I would fancy them against Tipp or Dublin. Next day team should be Collins, O' Donoghue, Downey,Damien Cahalane, O'Mahony, Coleman, Millerick, Fitzgibbon, Meade, O' Flynn or Conor Cahalane, Harnedy, Barrett, Connolly, Horgan, Jake Brown

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 19:56:56    2363590

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Replying To Rockies:  "Much younger team now. The team is shaping up nicely, and I would fancy them against Tipp or Dublin. Next day team should be Collins, O' Donoghue, Downey,Damien Cahalane, O'Mahony, Coleman, Millerick, Fitzgibbon, Meade, O' Flynn or Conor Cahalane, Harnedy, Barrett, Connolly, Horgan, Jake Brown"
Correction...Jack O' Connor at no. 15 (jake brown plays for Clare ha ha). Kingston as impact sub... his explosive pace maximized in last 20 minutes.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 20:17:00    2363600

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Replying To Rockies:  "Correction...Jack O' Connor at no. 15 (jake brown plays for Clare ha ha). Kingston as impact sub... his explosive pace maximized in last 20 minutes."
Jack (not Jake) Brown plays for Clare and has done for years.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3736 - 24/07/2021 20:53:07    2363620

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Replying To kerry4sam21:  "With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year"
Cork can get tipp in Q final then KK in semi final (3rd weekend in a row) and only then get to a final when they will meet a serious team whoever that is. There is nothing handy in that.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 834 - 24/07/2021 21:35:17    2363655

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Jack (not Jake) Brown plays for Clare and has done for years."
Yes ..... anyway Jack O' Connor is an exciting new player...hopefully Cork will have another crack at Limerick!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 21:48:05    2363661

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Replying To kerry4sam21:  "With a favourable draw for Cork into all ireland semi final .They should be Clare easily today and Dublin in next round. Won't fear Kilkenny in semi final and anything can happen in final. Best forwards in country in Horgan and Kingston. coleman excelling at no 6. Cork for Liam McCArthy this year"
Yerra go way. Mark Coleman is a beautiful player, at wing back, but he is not a center back and he was utterly destroyed two days in a row by Cian Lynch, mainly due to being in the wrong position. I do see not Cork winning an All Ireland either if they keep Damian Cahalane in the Full Back Line- he is simply not good enough.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3736 - 24/07/2021 22:08:08    2363668

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Disappointing that Tony Kelly will not be seen anymore in this championship! A genius of a hurler! This was a good Clare team. They had momentum and had some very good players. Shanagher was well shackled by Downey. Championship is wide open as I do not believe that Limerick or Kilkenny are much ahead of the rest. Both are beatable. Waterford played some excellent hurling against Galway, went 15 points up but then fell away, and just got over the line. This All Ireland is wide open!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 22:12:47    2363672

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Limerick will paste them and unlike wallpaper it won't be pleasant.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4772 - 24/07/2021 22:46:00    2363685

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Replying To Rockies:  "Yes ..... anyway Jack O' Connor is an exciting new player...hopefully Cork will have another crack at Limerick!"
Rockies. Was there a Jack O'Connor a sub in '18 or was he someone else.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3736 - 24/07/2021 22:52:17    2363688

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Yerra go way. Mark Coleman is a beautiful player, at wing back, but he is not a center back and he was utterly destroyed two days in a row by Cian Lynch, mainly due to being in the wrong position. I do see not Cork winning an All Ireland either if they keep Damian Cahalane in the Full Back Line- he is simply not good enough."
Damien Cahalane is probably the most maligned player on the Cork team, yet performed very well against Limerick. After today, Downey has solidified his hold on the no. 3 Jersey. Cahalane can also perform well at left half back, although Millerick looked good there today. Competition for places on this Cork team is ramping up, and this isn't a bad thing. Eoin Cadogan also in the mix,and Colm Spillane also back from injury! Midfield could do with Bill Cooper but looks like he has injury

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 24/07/2021 23:10:30    2363696

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Rockies. Was there a Jack O'Connor a sub in '18 or was he someone else."
Same player! Was a substitute in 2018. Was viewed as too light and never was a regular on team until this year. He has brought physicality into his play, and at 22 is a bright prospect.

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 25/07/2021 08:51:31    2363732

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Replying To MesAmis:  "Cork get hyped and then go hiding.

They've got bags of talent but, Horgan aside, they're flaky.

They'll beat Dublin but I wouldn't fancy them against Kilkenny or Limerick."
Cork aren't the only "flaky " team! Tipperary played great hurling against Limerick in first half and were 10 points up! Tired in second half and managed to lose by 5 points. Limerick looked like a bunch of lumbering cart horses against Tipperary in that first half, but came to life in 2nd. Waterford went 15 points up against Galway and lost most of that lead! Dublin played scintillating hurling against Galway, and looked flat against Kilkenny.This All Ireland is wide open!

Rockies (Cork) - Posts: 947 - 25/07/2021 09:37:03    2363740

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