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Carlow Senior Hurling 2017

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2 very good games last Sunday that shows that hurling is in a good place in Carlow. Both games were tight and could of went either way. I Thought the last 20 minutes of St Mullins/Rangers was unreal. The passion and honesty of all the players was brilliant and hurling was the real winner. Rangers were just able to keep to nosing ahead and some of the scores were a joy to watch. Here's hoping for a great final

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 03/10/2017 11:25:34    2052655

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I tought first match was poor and second only got going late on. Chris Nolan was fantastic tho. What an exciting prospect

Bimb (Carlow) - 03/10/2017 13:02:38    2052690

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2 enjoyable competitive games on Sunday. I thought the standard of the second game as expected was a lot higher. Would be a bit fearful of a very one sided co final, MLR look hungry again and the couple of young stars they have now have livened up the whole thing. Chris Nolan and McDonald have come of age as seniors and overall MLR will win final easily enough.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - 03/10/2017 20:34:05    2052827

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Very high quality semi's on Sunday last with both games having very exciting finishes. The first game lacked a little intensity but Balinkillen had their chances and could have gotten another goal. They did not score enough with the breeze in the first half, the breeze also strengthened in the second half and the length of the Naomh Eon puck outs proved crucial. Some Balinkillen players did not play up to standard either. Fair dues to Myshall who kept plugging away- kept their concentration and got their just rewards late in the game. Foley's strike proving the key to the win- and all form the really long puck out.
The second game was a much more intense match and when the rubbish of the first half was gone and the players tried to win the game - then we had a really high class game. All players put in a might shift and the MLR subs swung the game late on. What a second half we saw with Mullins getting incredible scores from play and mouse getting very difficult scores from frees and Rangers scoring excellent scores too. Nolan and Ted Joyce played really well late on n the game. A great advertisement for the game in Carlow. Well done to all teams and really great exciting finishes made it a great day to be in NCP.

carlowman (Carlow) - 04/10/2017 13:51:31    2053003

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Easy win for MLR yesterday, played some fantastic hurling in the first half and were always in complete control. They seem to take it easy in the second half and had the luxury of emptying the bench. They seemed to have their swagger back and hopefully they'll give Leinster a good rattle again

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 16/10/2017 09:40:26    2055510

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MLR looked the part yet again on Sunday, but especially in the semi final v St Mullins which to be honest was the real final.
Chris Nolan continues to amaze, he looks an incredible talent for his age and will hopefully be a star for Carlow & MLR for many years.

Camross away I think it is 1st up, then winners play Offaly or Westmeath champions in sf. It's a very favourable draw compared to last time MLR won Leinster. The talent is there, the hunger is back, plus a vital ingredient of youth has been injected since then.
I fancy MLR to get to another Leinster final.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - 17/10/2017 23:04:09    2055900

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MLR are back in the Leinster championship and will be difficult to beat on Nov 5th - but St Mullins were very worthy champions for the past few years and they struggled to make a significant impact in Leinster. Leinster is very hard to win.

The fact that Rangers are now a known package will make it harder for them in one way but the experience of their Leinster winning campaign can also be a plus for them.
Leinster is getting harder to win. Clubs are now fully focussed on making the very best of their chance in trying to win Leinster. It is going to be very difficult to replicate the Leinster winning campaign.
I would hope that the wise heads of Rangers take it as one game and that's the first one - Camross in O'Moore Park will be very very difficult. Their Laois record is supreme. They have a lot of excellent players and Laois hurling is on average a little better so - yes - Rangers have a chance but I think its no better than 50/50.

Rangers were no doubt the clear winners on Sunday but Myshall gave hem a good battle. Their inability to finish the few goal chances that came their way proved decisive as did the Rangers ability to finish their chances. Rangers and Mullins was a terrific match where they went toe to toe and Rangers sneaked ahead with their subs proving the difference.
Rangers have new players and their input will be vital but so will the experience of Frank Foley and the Caody's.

I think all hurling supporters are looking forward to Nov 5th.

Good to see the Carlow manager there at the semi's and final too.

carlowman (Carlow) - 18/10/2017 20:31:41    2056098

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Anyone any predictions for Camross/MLR on Sunday? Portlaoise will be a tough place to get a result and home advantage has to be a huge help to the laois Champions

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 02/11/2017 14:46:17    2059791

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Great result yesterday.

MLR were by far the better team but a lot of wides kept Camross in it.

Full forward line was very good with Chris Nolan, Kevin Mc and Ted Joyce
was just outstanding when he came on.

MLR looked very solid at the back and didnt even concede a goal chance.

Will give Kilcormack a run in 2 weeks and wouldn't shock me if they won.

carlovia (None) - 06/11/2017 09:31:11    2060702

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Very good from MLR yesterday. They had to be patient but pushed on well at the end and showed very good discipline . Losing Eddie Byrne and Denis Murphy early were big blows but all subs contributed hugely. Very good squad there now and should have a real chance in 2 weeks time.
Another away game seems very unfair with Kilcormac at home yesterday, they should have to travel the next day. Anyway great to see MLR representing Carlow with pride yet again

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 06/11/2017 14:37:12    2060789

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Didn't get to it, but listened to KCLR. Fantastic win and good to see subs come in and play a vital role.
How serious are the injuries to Feathers and Denis Murphy. Need both for Tullamore, as I think with a full panel and the options off the bench there is no reason why another Leinster final can't be reached.

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - 06/11/2017 21:04:43    2060874

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Heard the county team are back doing a bit. Wonder if there are any new faces?

Ashwielder (Carlow) - 14/11/2017 15:37:48    2062310

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Replying To Ashwielder:  "Heard the county team are back doing a bit. Wonder if there are any new faces?"
Very early is it not?

dead_as_dodos (Carlow) - 14/11/2017 17:47:09    2062338

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How will MLR fare on Sunday? Huge game for the county. Should be a great atmosphere in O Connor Park

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 15/11/2017 10:45:35    2062431

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Replying To dead_as_dodos:  "Very early is it not?"
The u17s had trials I think at the weekend too. County is now 365!

old yellar (None) - 15/11/2017 12:25:35    2062458

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Replying To dead_as_dodos:  "Very early is it not?"
League is starting about two weeks earlier than last this year - end January rather than Mid Feb

Bainisteoir (National) - 15/11/2017 14:55:07    2062478

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Replying To old yellar:  "The u17s had trials I think at the weekend too. County is now 365!"
They'll have to start paying them soon.LOL

dead_as_dodos (Carlow) - 15/11/2017 18:27:09    2062542

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Replying To Ashwielder:  "Heard the county team are back doing a bit. Wonder if there are any new faces?"
James Doyle starring for IT Carlow at center back with Marty at corner forward.

They are in the Division 1 league final.

carlovia (None) - 16/11/2017 11:02:00    2062630

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Couldn't make it to Tullamore last Sunday. Was very surprised Mount Leinster Rangers got such a hammering. I really thought they were heading up with a good chance. Where does anyone who might have been at the game think it went wrong? Team selection, Poor decisions on the line during the game or was it just one of those days?

Ashwielder (Carlow) - 21/11/2017 15:48:01    2063181

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Replying To Ashwielder:  "Couldn't make it to Tullamore last Sunday. Was very surprised Mount Leinster Rangers got such a hammering. I really thought they were heading up with a good chance. Where does anyone who might have been at the game think it went wrong? Team selection, Poor decisions on the line during the game or was it just one of those days?"
I think everyone was surprised at the manner of defeat. I just think it was one of those days for MLR, nothing went right for them and everything KK tried came off. I was speaking to a few Offaly supporters after the game and they had never seen such a performance from KK.
Is not a fair reflection on the MLR team as they have proven in the past that they are a top team in Leinster. They will just have to learn from it and not let it happen again

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - 22/11/2017 10:53:42    2063256

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