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Leinster SHC Final Wexford V Kilkenny

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There's a 13 page thread about a football final that might as well already be over and not a blip about what's potentially a cracker of a hurling game in two weeks time so I'll take the initiative.

Just like the game in Wexford park on Saturday gone I feel this really is 50/50. I find it hard to see Wexford keeping TJ as quiet as they did last time again and that could spell trouble for them, but they're fitter they're stronger and they must be hungrier for this title as well. I felt Wexford were the better team for the majority of the game on Saturday.

Expect a huge Wexford crowd and please god that will spur them on for a first Leinster title since 2004.

ChinCanHurl (Wexford) - Posts: 29 - 18/06/2019 19:10:30    2197247

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I think Croke Park might suit this Wexford team and I fancy them to win.
Davy needs this more after all the work his done in Wexford and I think it will be just reward.
Yellow Bellies by 3.

WildPundit (Tipperary) - Posts: 1635 - 18/06/2019 21:06:13    2197321

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Just from talking to hurling people in different counties in the last 4-5 weeks I find it a bit surprising how lowly wexford are rated. Last year we did not perform well at all. The one point loss to kk last year
was our only really decent performance but it was still a loss so I suppose you can see where people are coming from. However this year I do think we have become more consistent in our intensity as evidenced on Saturday but we need to nail our goal chances, and this year we are creating very well worked goal chances. If we score a couple of goals Sunday week it will be our day and how badly is that needed. I do think AI is tipp/limericks to lose. Have hunch the dubs tho will cause another shock(not a shock for me) or 2!

bottletopbill (Wexford) - Posts: 29 - 18/06/2019 22:19:28    2197355

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I think Kilkenny will shade this, the wide space in Croke park could cause a problem for some of wexfords less mobile defenders. Also I can't see TJ being kept as quiet a second time round and that could be the difference between the teams at the end. That said I'm hoping it will be as entertaining as the last day out. A leinster title for this Wexford team would be massive.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 768 - 18/06/2019 23:45:54    2197393

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I expected Wexford to win last weekend so for more than one reason was disappointed that they didn't. I will stick with them to win the final ( I put a small bet on them to do so before the championship started). Should be a very close game again.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1315 - 19/06/2019 04:14:45    2197419

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Hopefully you bridge the 15 year gap next week. The celebrations would be insane and I'll be cheering you on as will most neutrals. There will probably be 30k Wexford fans in Croker so hopefully the hype and atmosphere doesn't affect their performance.

But I think the experience from 2 years ago playing in front of 60k will stand to the team. And that Galway side that beat you were better then this KK team. Time will tell but it would really make the hurling summer one of the best if you could win leinster and the AI semifinal. Best of luck from meath.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 19/06/2019 06:41:41    2197424

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Replying To WildPundit:  "I think Croke Park might suit this Wexford team and I fancy them to win.
Davy needs this more after all the work his done in Wexford and I think it will be just reward.
Yellow Bellies by 3."
If we win it will be a just reward for the clubs who have busted their chops for 13-14 years since that minor hurling loss to Carlow which was the point people said enough was enough.
I'm hopeful rather than confident, I think we need to score goals which haven't come easy for us.
Expect a huge crowd on Sunday week.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 551 - 19/06/2019 08:43:36    2197440

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Would be great for Wexford hurling (hurling in general you could say) were they to win Leinster, but I think Kilkenny will have enough to win on the day.

ballydalane (Kilkenny) - Posts: 1082 - 19/06/2019 17:48:25    2197686

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I dont think anyone in Wexford is ever confident of beating Kilkenny (I wasnt born til the 70s so cant remember the 50s). But Im actually hopeful that we can which is the 1st time thats been the case this millenium! We will need to be at our best and have that little bit of luck that it takes to win any final but if we do I think we have an even chance! From the performances this championship so far it would seem that Davy wasnt talking nonsense when he said back in January that training etc was being geared to the championship. I think the league was a bigger priority for the management the 1st 2 years. Getting to 1a and then staying there. The team definitely look fresher than they did last year especially when fading badly in Nowlan Park. Although playing 4 games in a row last year probably didnt help either.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 799 - 19/06/2019 18:00:31    2197689

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Replying To bottletopbill:  "Just from talking to hurling people in different counties in the last 4-5 weeks I find it a bit surprising how lowly wexford are rated. Last year we did not perform well at all. The one point loss to kk last year
was our only really decent performance but it was still a loss so I suppose you can see where people are coming from. However this year I do think we have become more consistent in our intensity as evidenced on Saturday but we need to nail our goal chances, and this year we are creating very well worked goal chances. If we score a couple of goals Sunday week it will be our day and how badly is that needed. I do think AI is tipp/limericks to lose. Have hunch the dubs tho will cause another shock(not a shock for me) or 2!"
Can't really blame people for not rating Wexford, ye have only beaten Carlow, Dublin and Offaly in championship in last 12 months.

Great chance this year of getting to a semi final, i think your better than last year from what i have seen. If Conor McDonald had a bit more help, Wexford would be scoring 2 or 3 goals a game. Hes a top player.

Dec82 (Clare) - Posts: 181 - 19/06/2019 20:29:20    2197732

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Replying To Dec82:  "Can't really blame people for not rating Wexford, ye have only beaten Carlow, Dublin and Offaly in championship in last 12 months.

Great chance this year of getting to a semi final, i think your better than last year from what i have seen. If Conor McDonald had a bit more help, Wexford would be scoring 2 or 3 goals a game. Hes a top player."
We probably wouldve beaten Kilkenny last year in Nowlan Park only for it being our fourth championship match in successive weeks. We faded badly in the last 20 minutes. The other 3 teams that had to play 4 in a row (Tipp Waterford and Offaly) were all eliminated after the round robin. We drew in Salthill and again against Kilkenny this year and drew with Dublin who equalised in the 7th minute of the 4 added minutes. I dont see how anyone can rate us as being any lower than Kilkenny or Dublin but they do. Waterford Clare and Galway are usually rated higher than us too and they are gone altogether this year. While we seem to have a mental hangup about AIQF fixtures the fact remains we have reached the last 6 in 5 of the last 6 years now which isn't that lowly either. Hopefully we will win something this year. But even if we do we will still only be 8th of 9th in the betting for Liam next year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 799 - 19/06/2019 22:23:54    2197783

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Would love to see Wexford win,after watching the match last Saturday,I would rate Wexford a better team but this Kilkenny team is never beaten and are able to stay in games when they should be well behind,alot of this is down to Cody.Very hard to pick a winner, hopefully another good game in Leinster.

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts: 471 - 20/06/2019 16:14:56    2198031

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Anyone know how to get decent tickets for myself and the kid, been looking at the online sites and all tickets are really bad seats in the Cusack and Davin. Would be willing to even pay full price for seats in the Hogan Stand but they are bad seats online too. Should be a fantastic game and looking forward to taking the kid down for the experience

Saffronhurl (Antrim) - Posts: 30 - 21/06/2019 03:44:40    2198190

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Replying To Saffronhurl:  "Anyone know how to get decent tickets for myself and the kid, been looking at the online sites and all tickets are really bad seats in the Cusack and Davin. Would be willing to even pay full price for seats in the Hogan Stand but they are bad seats online too. Should be a fantastic game and looking forward to taking the kid down for the experience"
Wait a few more days until the remaining hoganstand and Davin seats sell out. The upper cusack will go on sale then. But them early and keep refreshing until you get seats near the front of the upper tier. Best view in the house. Not too high or too low.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 21/06/2019 14:06:35    2198297

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Replying To Viking66:  "We probably wouldve beaten Kilkenny last year in Nowlan Park only for it being our fourth championship match in successive weeks. We faded badly in the last 20 minutes. The other 3 teams that had to play 4 in a row (Tipp Waterford and Offaly) were all eliminated after the round robin. We drew in Salthill and again against Kilkenny this year and drew with Dublin who equalised in the 7th minute of the 4 added minutes. I dont see how anyone can rate us as being any lower than Kilkenny or Dublin but they do. Waterford Clare and Galway are usually rated higher than us too and they are gone altogether this year. While we seem to have a mental hangup about AIQF fixtures the fact remains we have reached the last 6 in 5 of the last 6 years now which isn't that lowly either. Hopefully we will win something this year. But even if we do we will still only be 8th of 9th in the betting for Liam next year."
Thing is the 7 teams ranked ahead of you have all made AI final in last 5/6 years. But I do argee that next year ye certainly deserve to be closer in the odds. My favourite thing about Limk winning the AI was reading the previous in May and seeing us up top instead of with the also rans a per usual.

As for the match Ye completely changed my mind about the teams form after the last game against KK and I really think ye have a great chance. Hope ye go hell for leather and rattle em from the throw in

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 328 - 21/06/2019 14:45:37    2198310

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Wait a few more days until the remaining hoganstand and Davin seats sell out. The upper cusack will go on sale then. But them early and keep refreshing until you get seats near the front of the upper tier. Best view in the house. Not too high or too low."
spot on i was on the very front row of the upper cusack on the 45 yard line last year for the all ireland final and had a brilliant view......same ticket would do nicely again this year..))) imagine if it was a wexford limerick final and the scramble for tickets.....

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 810 - 21/06/2019 15:18:02    2198320

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "spot on i was on the very front row of the upper cusack on the 45 yard line last year for the all ireland final and had a brilliant view......same ticket would do nicely again this year..))) imagine if it was a wexford limerick final and the scramble for tickets....."
If I could choose two seats to own I'd pick those. The Dublin v Meath match had upper cusack tickets go on sale today. Section 705 on sale which is on the 45 and when I selected 2 tickets it gave me row D which is 4 from the front. So for the Wexford man who made this thread keep an eye out on tickets.ie and ticketmaster over the coming days. Ticketmaster let you choose the actual seat in the sections they are selling but they are more expensive to buy from.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2906 - 21/06/2019 17:17:32    2198359

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Absolutely buzzing for next Sunday. It just can't come quick enough.

I can honestly say for the first time in twenty odd years that we're going up with a real chance, and it's no more than this team deserve. To think of the bonnar years and the low points of the last decade.. I thought we'd never have this again.

On another more personal note... I lost my mother this year, who was always my match day companion. Next Sunday for 70 blissful minutes that won't matter. That's the magic of hurling. If we win I will absolutely lose it....

This could top all the great days. The 90s, tipp draw in 01, Cork 03, kk 04, Waterford 03, tipp 07, Clare 13, kk 17. We need this.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 1680 - 21/06/2019 23:25:07    2198454

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "Absolutely buzzing for next Sunday. It just can't come quick enough.

I can honestly say for the first time in twenty odd years that we're going up with a real chance, and it's no more than this team deserve. To think of the bonnar years and the low points of the last decade.. I thought we'd never have this again.

On another more personal note... I lost my mother this year, who was always my match day companion. Next Sunday for 70 blissful minutes that won't matter. That's the magic of hurling. If we win I will absolutely lose it....

This could top all the great days. The 90s, tipp draw in 01, Cork 03, kk 04, Waterford 03, tipp 07, Clare 13, kk 17. We need this."
ye could be dancing at the crossroads tommorrow night week.....))

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 810 - 22/06/2019 10:46:29    2198518

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "ye could be dancing at the crossroads tommorrow night week.....))"
With a big performance and a rub of the green we will.

Not getting ahead 0f myself or anything, but could you imagine the scramble for tickets to a wexford limerick final.

Best sets of fans in the game

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 1680 - 22/06/2019 11:23:17    2198529

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