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1990 All Ireland Final

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that was a terrible game for Galway to lose.only saw 2nd half but cork got every ball that bounced.
galway people heading home with 7-8 minutes left and 6 pts down,a lot could happen in that length!!!
the wides by Galway in 2nd half killed them

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3682 - 22/03/2020 21:09:29    2274326

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Replying To perfect10:  "that was a terrible game for Galway to lose.only saw 2nd half but cork got every ball that bounced.
galway people heading home with 7-8 minutes left and 6 pts down,a lot could happen in that length!!!
the wides by Galway in 2nd half killed them"
In fairness, no team is going to loose an All Ireland final in the last 7 minutes with such a commanding lead...no wait...

county man (Limerick) - Posts: 1092 - 22/03/2020 22:37:28    2274332

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Replying To county man:  "In fairness, no team is going to loose an All Ireland final in the last 7 minutes with such a commanding lead...no wait..."
Yeah, it would never happen..sigh

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 636 - 23/03/2020 10:00:33    2274343

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Martin Naughton's miss was a big turning point. Should have been a goal but bounced of Cunninghams face and no 65 awarded. Cork won the puck out and scored a point. That's a 4 point turn a round at a crucial stage of the game.

We still threw it away!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1194 - 23/03/2020 10:14:59    2274345

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from memory, did Kevin Hennessy score a goal inside the first minute (if not minutes of that game) Galway had a poor start from what i remember of it..

Fairplayalways (Offaly) - Posts: 360 - 23/03/2020 12:09:39    2274363

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Yeah Galway have had a lot of "could have won" and "should have won" finals over the years. It would fill a library. Sigh.

It makes it extra sweet when we DO win though! Galway Abu!

Stay safe everyone.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 861 - 26/03/2020 12:21:51    2274723

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Yeah Galway have had a lot of "could have won" and "should have won" finals over the years. It would fill a library. Sigh.

It makes it extra sweet when we DO win though! Galway Abu!

Stay safe everyone."
Trump,but other counties have had similar experiences. My own county county point to,'44,'45, '49' '56 '66' 71, '83 '84 '94 '96' 01 '14 and last year as years we might have won but did not. I am sure other counties, to a lesser or greater extent, have the same story

Oldertourman (Limerick) - Posts: 96 - 26/03/2020 12:48:45    2274724

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Replying To Oldertourman:  "Trump,but other counties have had similar experiences. My own county county point to,'44,'45, '49' '56 '66' 71, '83 '84 '94 '96' 01 '14 and last year as years we might have won but did not. I am sure other counties, to a lesser or greater extent, have the same story"
I agree with you. I couldn't begrudge your well deserved victory over the Galway Hurlers 2 years ago. It still hurt though.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 861 - 26/03/2020 15:10:15    2274741

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Clicked on this expecting to see discussion on Meath Cork football final, a game many in Meath still believe we left behind us. It was wired back then, Meath in football and Galway in hurling seemed to shadow each other (both won 2 in a row in 87 & 88 and neither went on to achieve the 3 in a row or reach the final in 89 and then both lost to Cork in 90).

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 657 - 04/04/2020 12:17:50    2275311

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I agree with you. I couldn't begrudge your well deserved victory over the Galway Hurlers 2 years ago. It still hurt though."
Yea Trump, like last year for both of us its the close ones that kill you. If you are well beaten you just say 'lets get back on the horse, we were not good enough today anyway' and look forward to next year.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 2394 - 04/04/2020 13:28:23    2275315

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1990 All Ireland Final

I don't mean to make a big deal about this, but couldn't you have put 'Football' in your topic heading, as in 1990 Football All Ireland Final. There was also a hurling AI final in 1990. Which, by the way, was one of the great finals. Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 887 - 04/04/2020 14:18:43    2275317

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Replying To county man:  "In fairness, no team is going to loose an All Ireland final in the last 7 minutes with such a commanding lead...no wait..."
I think that game is on Eir Sport over the weekend, good to see Limerick people can laugh about it now.
Oldtourman, I was not born in 1996 but my father has always said that he wished Wexford beat any other team in the country other than that Limerick team.
I suppose, I am only a victim of less than 10 years of Wexford hurling, most of which has been on some sort of upward trajectory. He on the other hand has witnessed decades of heartbreak. He has always maintained the Wexford team in 93 were better than the team that won the All-Ireland but Kilkenny, well bloody Kilkenny, they were like an abusive relationship to Wexford for too long.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 621 - 04/04/2020 14:36:39    2275320

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "1990 All Ireland Final

I don't mean to make a big deal about this, but couldn't you have put 'Football' in your topic heading, as in 1990 Football All Ireland Final. There was also a hurling AI final in 1990. Which, by the way, was one of the great finals. Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21."
Got my hurling and football mixed up. But my main point stands.

By the way. in 1990, Cork's Teddy McCarthy became the first player in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 887 - 04/04/2020 15:12:16    2275321

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I remember spending most of the game trying to work out where the ball was going to drop every time it was lofted high in the air. The old Croke Park had those extremely frustrating blind spots what with large concrete pillars and the upper decks helping to obscure the view of those of us buried way back in the lower deck

Maroonatic (Galway) - Posts: 922 - 04/04/2020 18:03:04    2275330

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "I remember spending most of the game trying to work out where the ball was going to drop every time it was lofted high in the air. The old Croke Park had those extremely frustrating blind spots what with large concrete pillars and the upper decks helping to obscure the view of those of us buried way back in the lower deck"
Pity the poor umpires at the Hill 16 end struggling to see the dropping sliotar coming towards them and the sun blazing in to their eyes. And the sliotars white to compound their difficulties.
Hopefully, white sliotars will become extinct.

ballagoballa (UK) - Posts: 39 - 04/04/2020 19:10:23    2275338

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "
Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "1990 All Ireland Final

I don't mean to make a big deal about this, but couldn't you have put 'Football' in your topic heading, as in 1990 Football All Ireland Final. There was also a hurling AI final in 1990. Which, by the way, was one of the great finals. Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21."
Got my hurling and football mixed up. But my main point stands.

By the way. in 1990, Cork's Teddy McCarthy became the first player in the history of the GAA to win All-Ireland medals in both codes in the same season."
And probably the only player who will ever do it too. We are unlikely to ever see a dual player play both codes at elite county level again.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1384 - 04/04/2020 20:09:32    2275341

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "1990 All Ireland Final

I don't mean to make a big deal about this, but couldn't you have put 'Football' in your topic heading, as in 1990 Football All Ireland Final. There was also a hurling AI final in 1990. Which, by the way, was one of the great finals. Cork 5-15 Galway 2-21."
I keep pointing this out when threads like "Div 1" pop up.

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 680 - 05/04/2020 13:58:27    2275363

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Some of the scores joe cooney got that day were unreal
His control was split second one second the ball was there
The next he had it and was sending it over the bar
The pure skill that man had was a joy to see
The pity was the rest of forwards didnt help him
Cork management esp the great canon o brien showed great patience and courage
The way they left jim cashman on cooney for second half
they figured joe cooney couldnt keep it up in second half
i read some interviews about what happened at half time in cork dressing room
Lets put it this way i dont think it would happen today

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1136 - 05/04/2020 14:30:35    2275365

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Replying To Maroonatic:  "I remember spending most of the game trying to work out where the ball was going to drop every time it was lofted high in the air. The old Croke Park had those extremely frustrating blind spots what with large concrete pillars and the upper decks helping to obscure the view of those of us buried way back in the lower deck"
Still the same in the back 10-15 rows of the lower deck as was there for the Leinster Final last year.

StoreysTash (Wexford) - Posts: 621 - 05/04/2020 14:53:30    2275366

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1990 hurling final on TG4 at the minute.
One thing that stands out is the amount of frees and placed balls that didn't result in a score.
Dubs and Kerry on next I think.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1337 - 05/04/2020 15:02:17    2275367

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