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It Will Be Five Years Since Kilkenny Won Liam

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What a time to be alive. By the time next year's final rolls around KK won't have won the championship in 5 years. Since 2015 Tipp have won twice, Limerick/Galway once. The championship as a spectacle was looking bleak in 2015 when KK won yet another but what a turn around.

Even more so they'll not have won a leinster in 4 years by next July. Galway twice and Wexford once since then. I'm hoping wexford or Dublin win it next year and I'm confident KK won't win the AI either.

Long may it last. I would like to see KK win once per decade but I'd fear they'd return to dominance if they did. Here's to the next 5 years in hurling!

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 03/09/2019 14:13:43    2232396

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Talk about creating a thread for the sake of it.

This year is 20 years since Meath won Sam. Should we create a thread?

Defaulter1831 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 40 - 03/09/2019 14:26:49    2232403

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Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 938 - 03/09/2019 14:32:21    2232407

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing."
Have you a better alternative? Yeah some of us would love to see an open draw or a Champions League style format, but that ain't going to happen, with far too many still wedded to the idea of the Provincial Championships, even though they are well past their sell by date.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 88 - 03/09/2019 14:45:27    2232412

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing."
If you don't give a s***e about the hurling championship, why did you open, read, and comment on a thread specifically about the hurling championship?

Marlon_JD (Tipperary) - Posts: 1766 - 03/09/2019 14:51:52    2232415

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing."
And no one gives a sh1te what you think.

Both great games (hurling and football) when played well. The ultras who only like one code are generall narrow minded and carry a big chip.

BliainanÁir (Laois) - Posts: 598 - 03/09/2019 14:52:36    2232416

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Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing.
Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 727 - 03/09/2019 14:32:21
If you dont care about hurling why open a thread clearly about hurling and then post in it?

Have you a better alternative? Yeah some of us would love to see an open draw or a Champions League style format, but that ain't going to happen, with far too many still wedded to the idea of the Provincial Championships, even though they are well past their sell by date.
gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 40 - 03/09/2019 14:45:27
Open draw/champions league format would still allow for a provincial championship as well.
Theyre not well past their sell by date though

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 1364 - 03/09/2019 14:59:19    2232420

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Replying To gilly1910:  "Have you a better alternative? Yeah some of us would love to see an open draw or a Champions League style format, but that ain't going to happen, with far too many still wedded to the idea of the Provincial Championships, even though they are well past their sell by date."
So what goes on after these 'provincials'? seems to me we had the same counites playing each other week in week out there for a while till somehow it's gets whittled down to a final, anyway batter away with your sticks, I'm out.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 938 - 03/09/2019 15:04:23    2232423

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "So what goes on after these 'provincials'? seems to me we had the same counites playing each other week in week out there for a while till somehow it's gets whittled down to a final, anyway batter away with your sticks, I'm out."
Oh you're out now. Brave little fella with comprehensional problems.

Defaulter1831 (Kilkenny) - Posts: 40 - 03/09/2019 15:20:15    2232430

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "What a time to be alive. By the time next year's final rolls around KK won't have won the championship in 5 years. Since 2015 Tipp have won twice, Limerick/Galway once. The championship as a spectacle was looking bleak in 2015 when KK won yet another but what a turn around.

Even more so they'll not have won a leinster in 4 years by next July. Galway twice and Wexford once since then. I'm hoping wexford or Dublin win it next year and I'm confident KK won't win the AI either.

Long may it last. I would like to see KK win once per decade but I'd fear they'd return to dominance if they did. Here's to the next 5 years in hurling!"
I wonder how many you'll actually reel in??

Buachaillbui (Clare) - Posts: 76 - 03/09/2019 15:33:33    2232437

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "Galway winning Leinster? that says it all about the way hurling is, I couldn't give a sh1te who wins the hurling championship, can't even watch the thing."
Its like me and Donegal football so

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 939 - 03/09/2019 17:30:13    2232480

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Stop will ya with the going ons in Galway this topic frightened me ,

heartbroken (Galway) - Posts: 318 - 03/09/2019 17:31:45    2232481

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Apologies, I wrote this after a few drinks and it came across wrong. What I'm saying is its great that the most succesful hurling team ever is no longer dominating. Long may it last and long may Liam and the Bob O'Keefe be shared amongst different counties. I'd love to see a decade where Kilkenny, Wexford, Laois, Dublin and Galway all won Leinster. Obviously I'd like Antrim, Carlow and Ofally too.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 04/09/2019 15:00:21    2232768

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "So what goes on after these 'provincials'? seems to me we had the same counites playing each other week in week out there for a while till somehow it's gets whittled down to a final, anyway batter away with your sticks, I'm out."
That's some top quality trolling, fair play to ya. The cost of being such an accomplished troll is that the culprit voluntarily relinquishes any claim to validity or likability and will come across as a bit of a... well, this is a family forum but I'm sure you can figure it out. Typically, this prevents most people from really committing to their trolling efforts. You on the other hand have shown the courage of your convictions and have thrown yourself into the role whole-heartedly. You wear the ensuing mantle well.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2853 - 04/09/2019 18:42:17    2232839

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wow.crisis,famine alert

perfect10 (Wexford) - Posts: 3769 - 11/09/2019 22:14:04    2234601

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I know this is a wind up but everyone said they had a conveyor belt at one stage and theyd win 10 in a row. Teams like Man Utd, KK and Dublin can stay at the top for a long time but eventually they'll come back to the pack and it will happen Dublin too.
Just look at the players they have lost (Dublin) the past few years with 5/6 more to go in next two years I'd assume. You dont replace these lads impact regardless if we dont see them all in every game. Their leadership behind the scenes is huge.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 2867 - 12/09/2019 00:22:37    2234623

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "Apologies, I wrote this after a few drinks and it came across wrong. What I'm saying is its great that the most succesful hurling team ever is no longer dominating. Long may it last and long may Liam and the Bob O'Keefe be shared amongst different counties. I'd love to see a decade where Kilkenny, Wexford, Laois, Dublin and Galway all won Leinster. Obviously I'd like Antrim, Carlow and Ofally too."
Just not Meath then. You can't be all bad so I suppose ;)

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 2164 - 12/09/2019 07:20:30    2234635

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Replying To tiobraid:  "I know this is a wind up but everyone said they had a conveyor belt at one stage and theyd win 10 in a row. Teams like Man Utd, KK and Dublin can stay at the top for a long time but eventually they'll come back to the pack and it will happen Dublin too.
Just look at the players they have lost (Dublin) the past few years with 5/6 more to go in next two years I'd assume. You dont replace these lads impact regardless if we dont see them all in every game. Their leadership behind the scenes is huge."
This won't apply to Dublin. Every year they goes by their population grows by more then everyone else. They get funded far better by the GAA and themselves then anyone else. This 5 in a row is the beginning and it will reach a point where they are split.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 14/09/2019 22:08:23    2235353

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Replying To Jack_Goff:  "This won't apply to Dublin. Every year they goes by their population grows by more then everyone else. They get funded far better by the GAA and themselves then anyone else. This 5 in a row is the beginning and it will reach a point where they are split."
And 6 years ago people where saying Kilkenny winning was choking hurling. Ditto Dublin in Football, fact is they are revolutionaries and revolutionised the game. Best hurling ever in those 5 years since.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4378 - 14/09/2019 23:48:44    2235402

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Replying To arock:  "And 6 years ago people where saying Kilkenny winning was choking hurling. Ditto Dublin in Football, fact is they are revolutionaries and revolutionised the game. Best hurling ever in those 5 years since."
Dublin have the ability going forward to be even more dominant then they are now. KK were not backed to the hilt by the GAA and didn't enjoy the same advantages. It makes their team even more impressive.

Watching the clips of cluxton at training with whelan and mossy made me sad. I wish we could go back to the pre professional days of the GAA when leinster was competitive.

Jack_Goff (Meath) - Posts: 2920 - 14/09/2019 23:56:43    2235405

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