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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes and ye had 42 - 45 years in between titles to reflect on how great ye were! At least in our barren periods we had our footballers to fall back on plus countless underage and club AI titles in both codes!"
Ah that's exactly where the rub lies Tommy. No point winning countless kids titles if you can't seal the real deal. That only makes it more frustrating. And I won't mention the part about walking straight into an All Ire semi

Shocs07 (Limerick) - Posts: 232 - 21/04/2022 09:13:58    2411982

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Replying To Shocs07:  "Ah that's exactly where the rub lies Tommy. No point winning countless kids titles if you can't seal the real deal. That only makes it more frustrating. And I won't mention the part about walking straight into an All Ire semi"
Titles are titles so it doesn't matter if they are "kids" or not and I'm sure my 20 year old son would not appreciate being call a kid! Yes it was difficult to walk straight into semifinals without good hard matches behind you so the other counties were at an advantage straight away but we still did ok winning 3 AI's in that time while Limerick were going through their 45 year old famine which they were used to at that stage!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2709 - 21/04/2022 09:36:31    2411989

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Condolences to the Moran family, there are no words.
R.I.P. Kate"
Yes condolences to the Moran family on their tragic loss. I remember Cathal playing on that great 3 AI Club winning Athenry team of 97 / 00 / 01. Terribly sad news.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2709 - 21/04/2022 09:46:03    2411993

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Replying To Shocs07:  "Ah that's exactly where the rub lies Tommy. No point winning countless kids titles if you can't seal the real deal. That only makes it more frustrating. And I won't mention the part about walking straight into an All Ire semi"
And what was the preparation for that ALL SF, may I ask?
Limerick weren't dismissive of minor or U21 All Irelands in the past, you were damn glad to win them at the time.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1256 - 21/04/2022 09:49:31    2411994

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes and ye had 42 - 45 years in between titles to reflect on how great ye were! At least in our barren periods we had our footballers to fall back on plus countless underage and club AI titles in both codes!"
Not forgetting our fine women, All Ireland and League camogie champions!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1256 - 21/04/2022 10:06:17    2412001

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Replying To tommy k:  "Titles are titles so it doesn't matter if they are "kids" or not and I'm sure my 20 year old son would not appreciate being call a kid! Yes it was difficult to walk straight into semifinals without good hard matches behind you so the other counties were at an advantage straight away but we still did ok winning 3 AI's in that time while Limerick were going through their 45 year old famine which they were used to at that stage!"
There are two eras in Limerick hurling, the Pre-JP era and the present one!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1256 - 21/04/2022 10:10:33    2412005

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Replying To baire:  "There are two eras in Limerick hurling, the Pre-JP era and the present one!"
You should enjoy one of the best teams to ever grace a field. The hurling and commitment they produce is something else. They have some of the best hurlers to ever play currently. I understand the bitterness I was there but over time I got to really appreciate that kk team even that tipp team of 2010. As a hurling fan you just have to admire excellence and stop trying to find silly/irrelevant/unsporting reasons to dislike a county.

It never helps as the successful teams feed off that misconception. The bar has been raised. Analyse, evaluate, put structures in place and move towards the level the bar has been set. Look for excuses and stay where you are.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 793 - 21/04/2022 10:36:46    2412016

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For what it's worth I am incredibly jealous of what Limerick have achieved since 2018, and bar Waterford it's hard to see anyone stopping them winning their fourth All Ireland in five years, which in itself is practically a Kilkennyesque type achievement. We have nothing to crow about in Galway, five senior All Irelands in 138 years is a pretty woeful return for a county that would be one of the top hurling counties in the country, but one thing we are incredibly good at is making excuses. We won the All Ireland in 2017, and one would have hoped that we would have gone on to win at least one or two more, but as per usual we didn't turn up in the 2018 All Ireland final, and here we are now in 2022 even further away than ever. Limerick are doing exactly what we should have done when we had good/great sides, making hay while the sun shines. So much and all as it pains me to admit it, this Limerick team is something special, and getting into stupid arguments with Limerick supporters is pathetic, for we as Galway supporters have not got a leg to stand on. Our All Ireland Senior record sadly speaks for itself, and trying to denigrate this current Limerick team and their achievements is nothing short of pitiful.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 21/04/2022 10:54:24    2412023

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Gilly1910 what a brilliant post and thanks for the compliments..if you watch the posts closely you'll see it's 2 or 3 who are complaining about limerick and they are doing it since 2018..I for one am enjoying this time and hope it lasts a lot longer as I remember to many low and bad days.,

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1701 - 21/04/2022 11:15:48    2412031

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Replying To daveboy:  "You should enjoy one of the best teams to ever grace a field. The hurling and commitment they produce is something else. They have some of the best hurlers to ever play currently. I understand the bitterness I was there but over time I got to really appreciate that kk team even that tipp team of 2010. As a hurling fan you just have to admire excellence and stop trying to find silly/irrelevant/unsporting reasons to dislike a county.

It never helps as the successful teams feed off that misconception. The bar has been raised. Analyse, evaluate, put structures in place and move towards the level the bar has been set. Look for excuses and stay where you are."
Please read the title of this thread again, the word Limerick does not appear in it!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1256 - 21/04/2022 11:25:18    2412034

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Replying To gilly1910:  "For what it's worth I am incredibly jealous of what Limerick have achieved since 2018, and bar Waterford it's hard to see anyone stopping them winning their fourth All Ireland in five years, which in itself is practically a Kilkennyesque type achievement. We have nothing to crow about in Galway, five senior All Irelands in 138 years is a pretty woeful return for a county that would be one of the top hurling counties in the country, but one thing we are incredibly good at is making excuses. We won the All Ireland in 2017, and one would have hoped that we would have gone on to win at least one or two more, but as per usual we didn't turn up in the 2018 All Ireland final, and here we are now in 2022 even further away than ever. Limerick are doing exactly what we should have done when we had good/great sides, making hay while the sun shines. So much and all as it pains me to admit it, this Limerick team is something special, and getting into stupid arguments with Limerick supporters is pathetic, for we as Galway supporters have not got a leg to stand on. Our All Ireland Senior record sadly speaks for itself, and trying to denigrate this current Limerick team and their achievements is nothing short of pitiful."
Excellent post and spot on. More people like yourself in the county and ye will move in the right direction. I do feel Galway have a physicality about them this year that is more balanced. Its the mental side of it that still would be worrisome. That match last weekend was won and then handed back to wexford. Losing whelan clearly didn't help but I remember in 2020 when mannion and Canning weren't there in last 15 mins limerick needed everything to get over the line as Galway never gave up. Galway will be contenders this year imo as the team is better than last year even without Canning. Sometimes expecting Joe to do it can allow players to not fully commit and switch
off. He's not there the collective can push it on. Galway also have a great ex player in his first year inter County that'll demand physicality and work rate. It might take time but not as long as some might think.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 793 - 21/04/2022 11:36:39    2412037

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Replying To baire:  "Please read the title of this thread again, the word Limerick does not appear in it!"
Just replying to your limerick related comment. Read the post above from your fellow County man. If not take sound advice from others take some from your own. Best of luck for the year though genuinely. Love Galway hurling since the 80s.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 793 - 21/04/2022 11:49:15    2412042

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Replying To gilly1910:  "For what it's worth I am incredibly jealous of what Limerick have achieved since 2018, and bar Waterford it's hard to see anyone stopping them winning their fourth All Ireland in five years, which in itself is practically a Kilkennyesque type achievement. We have nothing to crow about in Galway, five senior All Irelands in 138 years is a pretty woeful return for a county that would be one of the top hurling counties in the country, but one thing we are incredibly good at is making excuses. We won the All Ireland in 2017, and one would have hoped that we would have gone on to win at least one or two more, but as per usual we didn't turn up in the 2018 All Ireland final, and here we are now in 2022 even further away than ever. Limerick are doing exactly what we should have done when we had good/great sides, making hay while the sun shines. So much and all as it pains me to admit it, this Limerick team is something special, and getting into stupid arguments with Limerick supporters is pathetic, for we as Galway supporters have not got a leg to stand on. Our All Ireland Senior record sadly speaks for itself, and trying to denigrate this current Limerick team and their achievements is nothing short of pitiful."
My issue is with Limerick posters bragging about their team on a thread entitled, All Things Galway Hurling , it's unsporting and arrogant to say the least. I'm not jealous or bitter about their success, I don't care about it, simple as.
I know about their team, their financial backing, their huge backroom team, their huge physical size, power and strength, their 5 ft short passing game, their brushing of smaller hurlers out of their way, their tackling, fouling, scoring etc. They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them. They have three or four naturally skilful hurlers, the rest are coached and prepped to the last. And if you make any criticism of their style of play you're in for a 2 hour sermon! And they want everyone to love them!
As for the Galway team, I have great regard for that team. They brought the Leinster championship back to life and they were the only team bar Tipp between 2012-2017 who could stand up to KK. They came very close to winning in 2012 and 2015 and lost the 2016 AISF by a point to Tipp, the eventual winners. In that game Canning was fouled about 40 yards from the Tipp goal, had to leave the field but Galway got no free. In those years Galway had played in ferocious battles with KK and the replay in 2018 took its toll for the final. Limerick were going to come anyway, having moulded their style on KK e.g size, power and strength.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1256 - 21/04/2022 12:23:21    2412060

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Replying To daveboy:  "Excellent post and spot on. More people like yourself in the county and ye will move in the right direction. I do feel Galway have a physicality about them this year that is more balanced. Its the mental side of it that still would be worrisome. That match last weekend was won and then handed back to wexford. Losing whelan clearly didn't help but I remember in 2020 when mannion and Canning weren't there in last 15 mins limerick needed everything to get over the line as Galway never gave up. Galway will be contenders this year imo as the team is better than last year even without Canning. Sometimes expecting Joe to do it can allow players to not fully commit and switch
off. He's not there the collective can push it on. Galway also have a great ex player in his first year inter County that'll demand physicality and work rate. It might take time but not as long as some might think."
It's all that's been holding us back, I think myself.............not having Gilly in the management team!!

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2636 - 21/04/2022 12:42:33    2412066

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Replying To baire:  "There are two eras in Limerick hurling, the Pre-JP era and the present one!"
I suppose Shefflin is doing it all for free travelling up and down from South Kilkenny, I'd say it would take a good few snack boxes to pay him each week. At least our wealthy supporter puts his hand in his pocket to help his team-ye have wealthy people in Galway as well but some of them put it into Galway Utd. before they'd give to Galway GAA.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 653 - 21/04/2022 13:05:38    2412079

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Replying To gilly1910:  "For what it's worth I am incredibly jealous of what Limerick have achieved since 2018, and bar Waterford it's hard to see anyone stopping them winning their fourth All Ireland in five years, which in itself is practically a Kilkennyesque type achievement. We have nothing to crow about in Galway, five senior All Irelands in 138 years is a pretty woeful return for a county that would be one of the top hurling counties in the country, but one thing we are incredibly good at is making excuses. We won the All Ireland in 2017, and one would have hoped that we would have gone on to win at least one or two more, but as per usual we didn't turn up in the 2018 All Ireland final, and here we are now in 2022 even further away than ever. Limerick are doing exactly what we should have done when we had good/great sides, making hay while the sun shines. So much and all as it pains me to admit it, this Limerick team is something special, and getting into stupid arguments with Limerick supporters is pathetic, for we as Galway supporters have not got a leg to stand on. Our All Ireland Senior record sadly speaks for itself, and trying to denigrate this current Limerick team and their achievements is nothing short of pitiful."
how are we one of the top hurling counties?? as Joe Canning eluded in an interview, what is the expectation in Galway when weve won 5 titles in 138 yrs. Weve mostly got byes into semis at club and juvenile level which deludes most people

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 389 - 21/04/2022 13:56:27    2412091

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Replying To baire:  "My issue is with Limerick posters bragging about their team on a thread entitled, All Things Galway Hurling , it's unsporting and arrogant to say the least. I'm not jealous or bitter about their success, I don't care about it, simple as.
I know about their team, their financial backing, their huge backroom team, their huge physical size, power and strength, their 5 ft short passing game, their brushing of smaller hurlers out of their way, their tackling, fouling, scoring etc. They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them. They have three or four naturally skilful hurlers, the rest are coached and prepped to the last. And if you make any criticism of their style of play you're in for a 2 hour sermon! And they want everyone to love them!
As for the Galway team, I have great regard for that team. They brought the Leinster championship back to life and they were the only team bar Tipp between 2012-2017 who could stand up to KK. They came very close to winning in 2012 and 2015 and lost the 2016 AISF by a point to Tipp, the eventual winners. In that game Canning was fouled about 40 yards from the Tipp goal, had to leave the field but Galway got no free. In those years Galway had played in ferocious battles with KK and the replay in 2018 took its toll for the final. Limerick were going to come anyway, having moulded their style on KK e.g size, power and strength."
LMFAO!

" They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them."

Well, why is there nobody marking them? Whose fault is that? The Limerick man or his opponent? Isn't it a given basic of the game, almost any game, to "mark your man"?

I would hope that a Galway man would be able to score long distance when there's nobody marking him! However, that is not how hurling happens! The good opponent will mark his man and not allow a long distance score from an unmarked player.

I'm sure Henry understands how the game works, as well.

But, you did give me a good laugh with your post, especially your powerful wisdom in the line, " They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them."

Talking about the dog with the proverbial mallet…

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1195 - 21/04/2022 14:23:55    2412095

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Replying To baire:  "My issue is with Limerick posters bragging about their team on a thread entitled, All Things Galway Hurling , it's unsporting and arrogant to say the least. I'm not jealous or bitter about their success, I don't care about it, simple as.
I know about their team, their financial backing, their huge backroom team, their huge physical size, power and strength, their 5 ft short passing game, their brushing of smaller hurlers out of their way, their tackling, fouling, scoring etc. They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them. They have three or four naturally skilful hurlers, the rest are coached and prepped to the last. And if you make any criticism of their style of play you're in for a 2 hour sermon! And they want everyone to love them!
As for the Galway team, I have great regard for that team. They brought the Leinster championship back to life and they were the only team bar Tipp between 2012-2017 who could stand up to KK. They came very close to winning in 2012 and 2015 and lost the 2016 AISF by a point to Tipp, the eventual winners. In that game Canning was fouled about 40 yards from the Tipp goal, had to leave the field but Galway got no free. In those years Galway had played in ferocious battles with KK and the replay in 2018 took its toll for the final. Limerick were going to come anyway, having moulded their style on KK e.g size, power and strength."
Bitter.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 653 - 21/04/2022 15:02:35    2412109

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Replying To baire:  "My issue is with Limerick posters bragging about their team on a thread entitled, All Things Galway Hurling , it's unsporting and arrogant to say the least. I'm not jealous or bitter about their success, I don't care about it, simple as.
I know about their team, their financial backing, their huge backroom team, their huge physical size, power and strength, their 5 ft short passing game, their brushing of smaller hurlers out of their way, their tackling, fouling, scoring etc. They can score long distance when there's nobody marking them. They have three or four naturally skilful hurlers, the rest are coached and prepped to the last. And if you make any criticism of their style of play you're in for a 2 hour sermon! And they want everyone to love them!
As for the Galway team, I have great regard for that team. They brought the Leinster championship back to life and they were the only team bar Tipp between 2012-2017 who could stand up to KK. They came very close to winning in 2012 and 2015 and lost the 2016 AISF by a point to Tipp, the eventual winners. In that game Canning was fouled about 40 yards from the Tipp goal, had to leave the field but Galway got no free. In those years Galway had played in ferocious battles with KK and the replay in 2018 took its toll for the final. Limerick were going to come anyway, having moulded their style on KK e.g size, power and strength."
Would you care if we had everything that you state Limerick have, such as financial backing, huge physically very talented hurlers, and we were winning all around us, let's be honest you wouldn't give a damn? At the end of the day it's all about winning, and you don't get any prizes for been everyone's favourite team, or coming second regularly in a classic match. I certainly don't love this Limerick team, but I do greatly admire them and what they have achieved, anything less than that is pure sour grapes on our behalf.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 21/04/2022 15:16:16    2412111

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Replying To katser:  "61mins"
Cormac Boyle was sent off for Westmeath -2 x yellow - not Davy Glennon. I suspect both will be making an appearance this weekend.
Davy has slipped into the Westmeath setup quite well.

35OLT (USA) - Posts: 54 - 21/04/2022 15:43:45    2412116

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