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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
It's all about personal taste. If that's what you think then so be it. Most people don't think like that. We are blessed to have two great games and I enjoy both of them. 28 of the 95 hurling championship matches played across all five tiers this year have resulted in winning margins of 15 points or more. That doesn't include the last two games in the Munster championship group stages where Cork hammered Tipp and Clare hammered Waterford. Nor does it include the Cork v Limerick match in the first round of the Munster championship group stages where Limerick hammered Cork Six of the last nine finals played across all the tiers in the hurling championship have been won 15 points or more. The last three Liam McCarthy finals have been won by margins of 14 points, 11 points and 16 point margins. All three were to say the very least dull and one sided. Last year's final was completely devoid of any form of competitiveness. There was very little in the way of entertainment.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5852 - 27/06/2022 19:04:13    2428159

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Ah shtop would ya.
Nothing worse than a clueless hurling snob.
Leinster final about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Sure half hurling matches now are short puckout, pass and a shot from 100 yards.
Rinse, repeat. Target practice. Now that's boring"
You are right. That's boring hurling. Haven't had too much of that this year though tbtf!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6192 - 27/06/2022 19:33:41    2428168

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Replying To Viking66:  "You are right. That's boring hurling. Haven't had too much of that this year though tbtf!"
Maybe not but there have been a lot of very one sided games.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5852 - 27/06/2022 20:33:49    2428191

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Replying To Armchairreporter:  "No constraint. Just trying to get a discussion going. Judging by your defensive response I'll try a different discussion. Here goes. What will Galway beat Limerick by at the weekend 1,3,6....points."
I'll settle for 1 point! Ha ha ha. Galway Abu!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1639 - 27/06/2022 21:15:16    2428199

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I'll settle for 1 point! Ha ha ha. Galway Abu!"
Yes Trump. If in '73 in Thurles and Croke Park in '18 one wins were good enough for us, why would not a one point be good for Galway on Sunday. if we get home a point it will be fine with us too. Anyway you get over the line. For too long both our teams have been losing big matches by narrow margins.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3808 - 28/06/2022 10:04:21    2428244

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Replying To Greengrass:  "Maybe not but there have been a lot of very one sided games."
When exceptional , once in a generation, once in two generations from a Limerick viewpoint, teams come along, in either code, they do tend to steamroll the opposition. That is just a fact of life. We should all just sit back and enjoy them, in the sure and certain knowledge, that another great team from some other county, will soon replace them at the top.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3808 - 28/06/2022 10:08:59    2428247

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Fair comment Baire.

The father-in-law had it on so I couldnt switch. 1 point after 12 minutes, I went away. But came back later and saw Spillane declare it was the best game, which led me to the comment I posted earlier."
Clare you are a good hurling analyst with plenty of informed opinion. For those of us who also follow football as well we have for years being waiting to be involved in the real cut and thrust of championship. Like our hurlers our footballers are wonderful ambassadors of the maroon jersey have a well respected tradition nationally and I would like to think people can look beyond their prejudices and see there is room for two successful codes in Galway if structured strategically even if folk are one code only. Anyway my tuppence ha'penny worth.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1890 - 28/06/2022 10:16:31    2428250

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
I've been to an awful lot more hurling games than football games down the years but I was never as proud of a Galway team as I was coming out of Croke park last Sunday. All I would ask of any team is that they would leave it all out on the pitch and these guys last Sunday certainly did that.

seventyniner (Galway) - Posts: 32 - 28/06/2022 14:06:32    2428326

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "When exceptional , once in a generation, once in two generations from a Limerick viewpoint, teams come along, in either code, they do tend to steamroll the opposition. That is just a fact of life. We should all just sit back and enjoy them, in the sure and certain knowledge, that another great team from some other county, will soon replace them at the top."
I agree with you in relation to Limerick but those one sided games have happened in all five tiers of the hurling championship this season. Of the 95 championship games played in all five tiers this season 28 have been won by 15 points or more. None of those games involved Limerick.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5852 - 28/06/2022 16:02:02    2428414

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Replying To Greengrass:  "I agree with you in relation to Limerick but those one sided games have happened in all five tiers of the hurling championship this season. Of the 95 championship games played in all five tiers this season 28 have been won by 15 points or more. None of those games involved Limerick."
And how has the football championship shaped up relatively?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6192 - 29/06/2022 08:07:32    2428508

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Replying To Viking66:  "And how has the football championship shaped up relatively?"
There have been hammerings in that too. That's one of the main reasons behind the introduction of the Tailteann Cup. I'm not sure it's introduction will stop teams enduring severe beatings. They happen and they are a part of sport. There have been plenty of good games in this year's championships too. Last Sunday's game between Galway and Armagh was brilliant.

Greengrass (Louth) - Posts: 5852 - 29/06/2022 10:56:48    2428556

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all's quiet on the western front. Unfinished business from 2020 semi, can we do it Sunday?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 446 - 29/06/2022 12:23:08    2428584

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "all's quiet on the western front. Unfinished business from 2020 semi, can we do it Sunday?"
Yes.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1890 - 29/06/2022 12:35:19    2428589

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "When exceptional , once in a generation, once in two generations from a Limerick viewpoint, teams come along, in either code, they do tend to steamroll the opposition. That is just a fact of life. We should all just sit back and enjoy them, in the sure and certain knowledge, that another great team from some other county, will soon replace them at the top."
Limerick have a score differnce of +28 across 10 league and championship games this season by my calcualtions which included a hammering given out to Offaly and 3 draws (in 70 mins) against Clare. In the championship that jumps to just over point wins on average. I dont think they have steamrolled many this season - even if I do think they could we steamroll teams in their last two games. Even against a very poor Tipp side they only really turned it on at the 65 min mark. For me they sleep walked through the Munster championship. I fear that their biggest winning margin could well be this weekend though. I'm not knokcing them by the way, just pointing out that they havent been at their brilliant best yet.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3674 - 29/06/2022 15:25:22    2428664

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galway need to produce a performance of all performances to win this one..
but sport is sport and anything can happen.
i really hope they leave everything out on the pitch, thats all we can ask for..
the footballers last sunday should give them some encouragement and belief..
i wont make the game this weekend but ill have my flags flying high for henry and the lads..
i also wish gmac a speedy recovery..
all the very best to all involved supporters included and safe travels.
GALWAY ABU

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 224 - 29/06/2022 17:14:00    2428692

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Limerick have a score differnce of +28 across 10 league and championship games this season by my calcualtions which included a hammering given out to Offaly and 3 draws (in 70 mins) against Clare. In the championship that jumps to just over point wins on average. I dont think they have steamrolled many this season - even if I do think they could we steamroll teams in their last two games. Even against a very poor Tipp side they only really turned it on at the 65 min mark. For me they sleep walked through the Munster championship. I fear that their biggest winning margin could well be this weekend though. I'm not knokcing them by the way, just pointing out that they havent been at their brilliant best yet."
The injury to Cian Lynch brings Limerick back to the pack, when he's fit and on form everything changes for Limerick and also for the opposition. Look at Munster final and Clare and Conlon weren't worried about Cathal O'Neill and left him run free, with Cian Clare would have to man mark him and change their shape.

updwell (Limerick) - Posts: 684 - 29/06/2022 18:31:43    2428716

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Yes Trump. If in '73 in Thurles and Croke Park in '18 one wins were good enough for us, why would not a one point be good for Galway on Sunday. if we get home a point it will be fine with us too. Anyway you get over the line. For too long both our teams have been losing big matches by narrow margins."
I hear ya. Them close losses hurt so bad because it shows you were probably good enough to win but didn't get it done. Anyway good luck in the rest of the Championship.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1639 - 29/06/2022 19:43:02    2428727

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "all's quiet on the western front. Unfinished business from 2020 semi, can we do it Sunday?"
Well from one stanch hurling stalwart to another....the answer is yes!
Whats Plan A...hit them with everything, Plan B....hit them harder with everything and an intensity that will absolutely smother them.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 29/06/2022 20:06:30    2428735

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Replying To katser:  "Well from one stanch hurling stalwart to another....the answer is yes!
Whats Plan A...hit them with everything, Plan B....hit them harder with everything and an intensity that will absolutely smother them."
Looks good on paper but who's going to do all this hitting????

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 30/06/2022 09:34:54    2428754

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Replying To Armchairreporter:  "Looks good on paper but who's going to do all this hitting????"
Bad attitude to have before a game. Why go up to Croke Park with that attitude? Or are you not going at all?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 6192 - 30/06/2022 10:28:50    2428763

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