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Wexford Hurling thread 2024

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Replying To Viking66:  "As usual good post Doyler. They are very worried about Mac, Lee and Rory. Cian too. And rightly so, we have forwards who can score. What we will need from them all is workrate off the ball to match their scoring ability. Then I think we have a great chance.
In fairness to the Clare supporters nearly all of them aren't assuming they will beat us."
I'd worry about our forwards work off the ball, I don't think it's a particular strength of Lee Chins or Conor McDonald and Rory O Connor always looks knackered

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 17/06/2024 22:33:46    2552538

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Replying To Viking66:  "They will put out the better seats later. So far they have been selling off the corners of the stands pretty much."
Typical I bought them earlier today poor enough seats. You can guarantee if I didn't get them they would actually be sold out !

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 331 - 17/06/2024 23:37:51    2552556

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Replying To Tiger1:  "Kilkenny are able to beat them why not us?"
Because they don't wear black and amber jerseys

Purpleandgold72 (Wexford) - Posts: 226 - 17/06/2024 23:40:58    2552557

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Are you saying only 2 Clare forwards would make the starting Wexford forward unit?"
Two would be certain. A toss up for a third. I Donnell along with Chin would be top three in the country at the minute.

A combined 6 would have Conor Mac, Chin and Rory o Connor in it. Toss of a coin then for McGovern or Byrne. My maths is right.

Don't get me wrong, Clare are probably the third best team in Ireland consistently for the last three years but we are Wexford and have absolutely no reason to fear anyone.

That wasn't posted to insult you. I'm disappointed to see one of our own writing our obituary a week before the match. That's no way to be looking at an aiqf. If we think that we're bet before we turn up.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2925 - 18/06/2024 00:10:40    2552560

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Replying To Tiger1:  "Kilkenny are able to beat them why not us?"
Chalk and cheese conparing wexford to kk. We all spoke months ago about hanging our hats on kk results. Kk won 5 in a row leinster last week. They looked at what dublin done in parnell and completely negated their gameplan. Mullen is one of the best hurlers in the country didnt play against wexford.
Wexford rise their game playing kk weather its hurling or twiddley winks. The minors beat kk fairly and squarely in wexford park and look at the kk team now. I didnt see it but heard it was a great match and they have some very good young players coming thru.
Im not picking on u tiger1 but generally the idea always is if kk can do it we can do it. Two different animals altogether. Wexford are wexford, huge support and passion for the game. Im giving wexford a right shot at this and its important wexford take the next step and reach a semi finak and worry about opposition then. Jippo is going to be huge and thats the biggest concern. Fouling is still a huge problem. Cant belive another 13 frees against laois.i have my ticket got and the weather is good

Slowandshortsighted (UK) - Posts: 39 - 18/06/2024 01:39:20    2552563

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Replying To Viking66:  "Doubt it LRH. But if you take TK out and put him midfield,you would probably go-

Davy Fitz, Chin, Duggan
Rory, Mac, SOD

on current form, assuming Fitz gets back to full form, and basing it on having a big half forward line to win ball.
That front 6 would trouble any combination of 2 county's 6 backs."
Tony Kelly? Rogers?

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2605 - 18/06/2024 08:04:57    2552569

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Replying To WEXILE:  "I'd worry about our forwards work off the ball, I don't think it's a particular strength of Lee Chins or Conor McDonald and Rory O Connor always looks knackered"
They all worked hard v Galway but Chin and Rory's workrate was nowhere near good enough v KK. Especially in that spell before half time when we had an opportunity to build up a lead. Hopefully just an off day for the pair of them. You would think we will need at least 3 of (Chin, Mac, Rory, Byrne) to play very well to beat Clare. I think we can get goals too.

Timbertony (Wexford) - Posts: 253 - 18/06/2024 08:23:32    2552572

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Replying To wexfordwin:  "Is it true that Clare voted against the switch?"
According to the county chairman Clare weren't the only 'hurling county' to vote against the switch. Shocking really and their underage teams being looked after by clubs and families in Wexford this weekend. John mullane reckons Wexford should have taken the 'Newbridge or nowhere' stance of Kildare!

HurlingBuzz (Wexford) - Posts: 515 - 18/06/2024 08:32:06    2552575

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "I've never seen a year like it impossible to get any update on injuries . It's good that not a lot is getting out of the camp but at the same time frustrating as a supporter !"
Yeah Afinestick, it's frustrating alright. Maybe Keith is deliberately staying quiet about the injuries and perhaps Jippo and Jacko are not as bad as we are led to believe.Just imagine the roar if Ryan is announced to start. It would be a real shot in the arm and increase our chances greatly.
This game is all about whether our defence can frustrate and contain their forwards. Without Jippo our back 6 look vulnerable at times and Clare will most definately try to exploit that weakness.
However if Jippo doesn't play its the job of those that do to up their game big time and play out of their skins for the full game.
Can we do that? I have my doubts but with a full deck to pick from and if we play with intensity we may well be there or thereabouts.

Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 379 - 18/06/2024 08:41:06    2552580

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Replying To Viking66:  "As usual good post Doyler. They are very worried about Mac, Lee and Rory. Cian too. And rightly so, we have forwards who can score. What we will need from them all is workrate off the ball to match their scoring ability. Then I think we have a great chance.
In fairness to the Clare supporters nearly all of them aren't assuming they will beat us."
Where did you hear that they were very worried about Mac, Chin, Rory and Byrne viking?

Magpie2 (Wexford) - Posts: 379 - 18/06/2024 08:55:04    2552584

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Replying To Magpie2:  "Yeah Afinestick, it's frustrating alright. Maybe Keith is deliberately staying quiet about the injuries and perhaps Jippo and Jacko are not as bad as we are led to believe.Just imagine the roar if Ryan is announced to start. It would be a real shot in the arm and increase our chances greatly.
This game is all about whether our defence can frustrate and contain their forwards. Without Jippo our back 6 look vulnerable at times and Clare will most definately try to exploit that weakness.
However if Jippo doesn't play its the job of those that do to up their game big time and play out of their skins for the full game.
Can we do that? I have my doubts but with a full deck to pick from and if we play with intensity we may well be there or thereabouts."
Would be a huge boost to have both of them particularly Jippo. Jacko has played very little this year due to injuries

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 331 - 18/06/2024 09:00:07    2552587

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Replying To HurlingBuzz:  "According to the county chairman Clare weren't the only 'hurling county' to vote against the switch. Shocking really and their underage teams being looked after by clubs and families in Wexford this weekend. John mullane reckons Wexford should have taken the 'Newbridge or nowhere' stance of Kildare!"
Its baffling hurling counties would vote against the switch. Listened to the same podcast Eddie Brennan and Mullane both said Cork and Dublin should have been in Thurles on Saturday afternoon and then Wexford and Clare at 7pm in Nowlan Park could easily have been shown on RTE 1 to avoid the tv clashes. Imagine the atmosphere that could have created in a packed Nowlan Park. I find the atmosphere in a double header in Thurles is pretty poor overall. Its an awful pity didnt go ahead with splitting the games to different venues to give everyone in our county the opportunity to travel. Unfortunately we have to move on now and concentrate on the game in Thurles at 3.15

Afinestick96 (Wexford) - Posts: 331 - 18/06/2024 09:05:01    2552588

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Replying To Afinestick96:  "Its baffling hurling counties would vote against the switch. Listened to the same podcast Eddie Brennan and Mullane both said Cork and Dublin should have been in Thurles on Saturday afternoon and then Wexford and Clare at 7pm in Nowlan Park could easily have been shown on RTE 1 to avoid the tv clashes. Imagine the atmosphere that could have created in a packed Nowlan Park. I find the atmosphere in a double header in Thurles is pretty poor overall. Its an awful pity didnt go ahead with splitting the games to different venues to give everyone in our county the opportunity to travel. Unfortunately we have to move on now and concentrate on the game in Thurles at 3.15"
It's sickening really but as you said we need to move on. If there is such a thing as Karma then wouldn't Saturday be just the time for it to happen.

WEXILE (Wexford) - Posts: 306 - 18/06/2024 09:27:26    2552597

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They won't worry about Wexford, they just focus on their self and have little respect for Wexford and who can blame them. They have knocked us out of the championship 4/5 times in the last 7/8 years all at the same venue. We have a long injury list, they have a full squad, a lot of our supporters wont be able to go due to the feile, so they will have more support. Everything is in their favour. But there is always hope no matter how small. Limerick ref I see for the game too.

hunting (Wexford) - Posts: 1013 - 18/06/2024 09:30:25    2552599

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Replying To LohansRedHelmet:  "Tony Kelly? Rogers?"
If I was picking a combined Wexford Clare team to play Limerick TK would be midfield. Rodgers is a great prospect but on current form I'd have Chin, Rory and Mac ahead of him.
Posted this ladt night but it never appeared LRH, but if I was picking a combine team I'd go-
Fitz, Chin, Duggan,
Rory, Mac, SOD.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 18/06/2024 09:56:20    2552605

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Replying To hunting:  "They won't worry about Wexford, they just focus on their self and have little respect for Wexford and who can blame them. They have knocked us out of the championship 4/5 times in the last 7/8 years all at the same venue. We have a long injury list, they have a full squad, a lot of our supporters wont be able to go due to the feile, so they will have more support. Everything is in their favour. But there is always hope no matter how small. Limerick ref I see for the game too."
They are missing Taylor, their best player in the 2022 game. TK and Ryan aren't fully fit either. If Jippo is fully fit and Dee is recovered we haven't too many injuries, at least not lads pushing for a start. Hopefully Jacko is fully fit too, though not sure I'd start him against Clare anyway.
Oisin Foley probably the only one.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 18/06/2024 09:59:50    2552606

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Replying To Viking66:  "If I was picking a combined Wexford Clare team to play Limerick TK would be midfield. Rodgers is a great prospect but on current form I'd have Chin, Rory and Mac ahead of him.
Posted this ladt night but it never appeared LRH, but if I was picking a combine team I'd go-
Fitz, Chin, Duggan,
Rory, Mac, SOD."
Rory floating in and out.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 18/06/2024 10:00:52    2552607

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From talking to my Dad tonight I am worried about the Wexford crowd at the game. There are those who are genuinely busy with Feile, and there are those who are saying **** you to the GAA authorities, we're not going.

It is always us who get the short end of these sticks. We seem to routinely get screwed by the GAA, and Leinster counties in general. The league restructure in the 10's screwed Wexford, the quarter final in Cork a few years ago, relegation in Leinster hurling championship but not in Munster. But this one takes the biscuit. What they said to the volunteers in our clubs was "we don't care".

You can bet your bottom dollar if Feile was in any Munster county, this would never have even been a discussion point. CCCC fix the match for 7pm on Saturday or Sunday and that is the end of it.

We were always going to lose a vote. That Clare voted against it says it all. Awful bunch of people on and off the pitch. But Wexford County Board were weak here, they should have simply refused to play the game before 7pm on Saturday and let the GAA deal with it however the **** they wanted to.

I have no drink on board tonight so won't go full cringe as before Kilkenny match last year, but I would appeal to the Wexford fans who can go to go to the game. Some of our greatest servants are nearing the end and need the support to get behind them for one last opportunity to get to a semi final. No point saying we will go to the semi, or not going in protest, or complaining about the road (it won't get any better), none of it helps the team who sacrifice a lot to play these games.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 1759 - 18/06/2024 10:11:25    2552611

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John fogerty of the examiner said Galway voted against it

Wexfordgaa (Wexford) - Posts: 290 - 18/06/2024 10:12:02    2552612

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Replying To Viking66:  "If I was picking a combined Wexford Clare team to play Limerick TK would be midfield. Rodgers is a great prospect but on current form I'd have Chin, Rory and Mac ahead of him.
Posted this ladt night but it never appeared LRH, but if I was picking a combine team I'd go-
Fitz, Chin, Duggan,
Rory, Mac, SOD."
Rodgers is definitely in a combined 6. Rory and Chin are the only two that get in tbf.

wexfordwin (Wexford) - Posts: 164 - 18/06/2024 10:22:06    2552621

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