Hurling Championship 2018


#802

4 posts were merged into an existing topic: The Game


#803

21 posts were split to a new topic: Dublin The Hurling County


#811

Overall the minster championship has double the attendance I think, not surprising with all the extra games.


#813

Interesting read, should have a highlights show.


#814

Just lacking a little bit of quality. An in form Dillon might have been the difference.


#815

The overall coverage is desperate. We still do not market our product right


#816

Given all the extra games that isn’t great.


#817

Just look at limericks rise, they were no great shakes not too long ago


#818

Works both ways, not so or die will never pull in as big a crowd, but stadia looked well attended from what I saw.

Come to think of it, That might not have been with the full schedule played.


#821

That is a contender for quote of the decade!!!


#824

As a published writer ( well 2 letters in the Irish times) it’s a sentence I thought I never write.


#827

Watching the highlights of Clare v Galway. Hard to believe galway were 1-07 to 0-01 ahead. Best game i’ve Seen Tony Kelly play in ages. Any word on canning & McInherheny’s injuries?


#829

Ah sure look at the Cork crowd that turned up for that semi-final, about two thirds of the 70,000 not counting neutrals. Where were all them in Munster? They rolled up because of the hype, because they expected to win.

At least Clare bring a massive crowd when they’re going well, unlike Galway for example. This is the sort of stuff people used to level at Dublin.


#833

I don’t think you can apply luck to things that are done by skill (or lack of skill). Connelly used possession so well because he can. The Kerry keeper didn’t make the save on Kev’s goal because he couldn’t.

The one area of luck that I would ascribe to the game was that McMenamin’s double hop happened at the one time and the one place where the refs back was to him. If that was caught, we would have lost the game


#835

Great picture of a great moment in the game


#836

Tipp mgt stand down.

http://www.offtheball.com/GAA/Michael-Ryan-and-Tipperary-hurling-management-team-step-down


#837

Didn’t take long for things to completely collapse after the '16 AI win.


#838

Ah now in fairness, they make an easy punching bag sometimes, but only for a piece of Joe Canning razzle dazzle magic, they may well have beaten Galway last year. And if they did, I would have fancied their chances against Wahthurfud in the AI final.


#839

Fair enough but they only won three of the last 9 championship matches… Westmeath, a crumbling Dublin and Clare. Frankly they lack bottle. Contenders? Bonnar? Tommy Dunne? Brendan Cummins? Cahill?


#840

Did ya forget the bit where some of the panel were sharing their better half’s , they know how to party in Tipp :joy: