Allianz Hurling League 2017


#141

But that doesn’t mean they weren’t penalties :wink:

The referee was excellent tonight and kept on top of the game.


#142

Blanchfields peno was a stonewaller. Maher slid into his legs and took him down. A very bad and dangerous tackle. The first was a stupid defensive mistake by the corner back. No reason to frontal charge in that position. Gave the ref a call to make. Tipp missed a few good chances near the end to see it out but Cody will be delighted to go to semple and get a performance like that with a lot of new lads and a lot of positional changes. Win or lose tomorrow its all on the line in Parnell the next day . Cant wait.


#143

You have opinions on rugby, yeah? :smile:
Great point, though.


#144

Why do we need to wait until August for such games in the championship? A revamped championship structure could give you 8-10 such games every year.


#145

So much for Kilkenny being finished


#146

6-33 to 1-19 is some score line limerick v Laois


#147

I thought playing against the top counties was supposed to bring the likes of Laois on :confused:


#148

Cork giving Waterford plenty of problems


#149

The wheels seem to have come off a bit since cheadder left.


#150

Cork beating Waterford pretty comfortably, goes to show you.


#151

Big win for cork against Waterford


#152

Is that Dublin definitely in the relegation play off? Might get away with it if we rack up a huge score against KK but thats probably not going to happen.


#153

Head-to-head takes precedence in a two-way tie. If Waterford and Clare draw (meaning they both avoid relegation cough and qualify for the q/f’s), Dublin beat Kilkenny and Tipp beat Cork, Dublin and Cork will be level on 4 points. Cork would therefore be in the relegation play-off with KK.


#154

Does head to Head only come into play if level on score difference? Anyway if by some miracle Kilkenny and Cork did end up in a Play Off Then rest assured we would see two divisions of 8 next year! :slight_smile:


#155

Head to head comes before score difference, then highest score. If that doesn’t separate them we have a playoff to avoid a playoff!!!


#156

I think @Tayto has hacked RTE’s website…

http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2017/0329/863505-hurling-championship-format-under-discussion/


#157

if i’d hacked it, i’d have suggested the quantum leap of linking the two competitions


#158

It is calling out for that-linking the two competitions- particularly for a round robin for teans outside the super 8 in football, which is linked to league placings. The top 8 or so hurling teans making up a super 8 or whatever in July/August would be interesting- could see a Dublin team growing in such a competition…


#159

so What’s going on with the 1B teams winning 3 or the 4 games?


#160

I think Eddie Brennan hit nail on head last night on telly. Div 1A is a bit of a bear pit so when teams survive relegation they kinda take foot off the gas and relax a little, probably more mental than anything, and are vulnerable. Waterford made something like 9 changes to starting line up yesterday.