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Replying To fireball88:  "Hopefully we will get a huge improvement from the Carlow game on Sunday next. On the note of Cork showing how to beat Limerick by fast lads spreading play and dragging them all over the place we would struggle there with ageing players who are a lot of them big men who can win high ball but do not have the speed. We would struggle to play the Cork game. Think we may need to find another way ........"
One proviso to Corks performance last Sunday. In 2010,2013,2014 2017 and 2018 they gave blistering exhibitions in earlier rounds and yet came up short, and sometimes very short, in Croke Park in August each year.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 1882 - 22/05/2019 21:25:51    2186726

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Replying To fireball88:  "Hopefully we will get a huge improvement from the Carlow game on Sunday next. On the note of Cork showing how to beat Limerick by fast lads spreading play and dragging them all over the place we would struggle there with ageing players who are a lot of them big men who can win high ball but do not have the speed. We would struggle to play the Cork game. Think we may need to find another way ........"
We have got further than Cork every year under are current management so maybe it's Cork that need to find another way!

Getitdonehai (Galway) - Posts: 10 - 23/05/2019 10:27:31    2186809

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "One proviso to Corks performance last Sunday. In 2010,2013,2014 2017 and 2018 they gave blistering exhibitions in earlier rounds and yet came up short, and sometimes very short, in Croke Park in August each year."
Cork came up well short about 10 days ago v Tipp. No need to go back to 2010 to find see-saw performances from Cork. Limerick had to find it hard to match Cork's will to win last Sunday, as the Tipperary hiding had sharpened Cork minds. There's a fairly even standard in the top6 right now, and a lot of the winning & losing this year will likely just be down to 'on the day' performance levels.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2188 - 23/05/2019 11:43:27    2186829

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Replying To fireball88:  "Hopefully we will get a huge improvement from the Carlow game on Sunday next. On the note of Cork showing how to beat Limerick by fast lads spreading play and dragging them all over the place we would struggle there with ageing players who are a lot of them big men who can win high ball but do not have the speed. We would struggle to play the Cork game. Think we may need to find another way ........"
I agree. Galway's offence lacks pace. We're more like Tipp. I think they lack pace too. Cork & Clare are the two teams with the highest volume of pacey offensive players. Both teams have at least 3or4 speedsters. Galway & Tipp probably only 1or2, which is a big difference. We can't 'play like Cork' therefore, not overnight anyway, and as someone points out there, why would we want to? The doubt on Cork has to be their defensive capability. A lot of the usual suspects still there on defensive, who've been exposed on more than one occasion in the past few years.

I wouldn't read too much into the Cork/Limerick match. If you did, how would you explain the Cork/Tipp carry on? The table will reveal all, when everyone has their 5 games played, and one of Clare, Cork, Limerick, Tipp will be eliminated. It's shaping like the loser of Limerick v Clare could miss out?

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2188 - 23/05/2019 11:56:12    2186833

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Replying To hailrainorsnow:  "For the first time ever, we have 3 top class midfielders on their day. When Jonny Coen moved from corner back to midfield, we had no one to partner David Burke. Does Jonny Coen now move to corner back again, he probably wouldn't fancy it but I think Johnny to wing back, Harte to stay corner back. I think it would freshen things up. If Daithi is out with the toe (any news??) were short for backs. Brian Concannon has to start up front and get a full tough game (at nr. 15), not substituted, we have to try and build conor cooneys confidence on the last day, he should be told hes going in at 14 and barring injury hes staying there for the whole game no matter what, he needs positive psychology, fair enough if you he goes for a wander out the field like he does in club and swap for a couple of mins here and there with Jonny Glynn/Niall Burke/Jason Flynn/Joseph Cooney, Id also be inclided to give Conor Whelan 20 minutes + at nr. 11 - there's going to be a lot of nail biting sunday id say,... on a positive note, cork showed us how to beat limerick, fast lads spreading play, dragging them all over the place, it needs to be kept in mind and planned for if we and limerick meet again.."
Cathal Mannion is clearly a better forward than David Burke and David Burke is clearly a better midfielder than Cathal Mannion.

Yet you want to play them in their weaker positions.

Good man.

EugeneFox (Galway) - Posts: 123 - 23/05/2019 11:58:02    2186834

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Replying To fireball88:  "Hopefully we will get a huge improvement from the Carlow game on Sunday next. On the note of Cork showing how to beat Limerick by fast lads spreading play and dragging them all over the place we would struggle there with ageing players who are a lot of them big men who can win high ball but do not have the speed. We would struggle to play the Cork game. Think we may need to find another way ........"
I don't know, the players are there to play a game with fast forwards against limerick solely, but it's one for down the road if we can get over this banana skin. And who knows limerick might not make the top 3 in munster!

hailrainorsnow (Galway) - Posts: 44 - 23/05/2019 12:05:43    2186837

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Replying To EugeneFox:  "Cathal Mannion is clearly a better forward than David Burke and David Burke is clearly a better midfielder than Cathal Mannion.

Yet you want to play them in their weaker positions.

Good man."
Couldn't agree more

Getitdonehai (Galway) - Posts: 10 - 23/05/2019 12:36:02    2186853

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