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Replying To Trump2020:  "Obviously Limerick should be favorites over Galway and I have no problem with that as they fully deserve that. Limerick would be favorites over anyone so it's a moot point. I'm happy that we are in the semifinals as it means we have a chance. Galway haven't put together a dominant performance in a while so I feel they are kind of due. I'm hoping for the upset and a Galway v Clare final. Galway Abu!"
wouldnt agree regards galway finding a dominant performance for the semi final ....galway are not playing well and have stumbled inro a semi final not sure how a team can turn it around in 2 weeks and play out of their skin. if limerick bring their A game which they have done consistently for the last 3 years i can only see one winner.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 1023 - 24/06/2022 10:04:56    2427175

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Replying To baire:  "No they don't! They must earn it!"
What about keyboard warriors?

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 281 - 24/06/2022 10:34:31    2427191

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Replying To Kinvara:  "Can't argue with what you're saying but you never know. No one gave Kilkenny a chance in 2019 in a similar spot, and the record of Munster Champions after a 4/5 week break is horrific"
Absolutely. The game is there for the winning and once you have a place in a semi final, there's always a chance of making the final. Good luck.

BaldyBadger (Cork) - Posts: 296 - 24/06/2022 13:14:27    2427263

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Obviously Limerick should be favorites over Galway and I have no problem with that as they fully deserve that. Limerick would be favorites over anyone so it's a moot point. I'm happy that we are in the semifinals as it means we have a chance. Galway haven't put together a dominant performance in a while so I feel they are kind of due. I'm hoping for the upset and a Galway v Clare final. Galway Abu!"
He'd hardly go with Monaghan and Glennon midfield, J.Cooney C Mannion J Flynn half forward line, B Concannon C Cooney C Whelan full forward line?
That midfield have speed and that half forward line are all big physical skillfull hurlers.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1596 - 24/06/2022 14:44:48    2427278

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "wouldnt agree regards galway finding a dominant performance for the semi final ....galway are not playing well and have stumbled inro a semi final not sure how a team can turn it around in 2 weeks and play out of their skin. if limerick bring their A game which they have done consistently for the last 3 years i can only see one winner."
Agree with you. Have seen nothing from Galway to say they can give Limerick a good game, let alone turn them over.

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 186 - 24/06/2022 15:01:26    2427287

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "wouldnt agree regards galway finding a dominant performance for the semi final ....galway are not playing well and have stumbled inro a semi final not sure how a team can turn it around in 2 weeks and play out of their skin. if limerick bring their A game which they have done consistently for the last 3 years i can only see one winner."
Unfortunately I think your spot on here

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 651 - 24/06/2022 15:34:26    2427290

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "wouldnt agree regards galway finding a dominant performance for the semi final ....galway are not playing well and have stumbled inro a semi final not sure how a team can turn it around in 2 weeks and play out of their skin. if limerick bring their A game which they have done consistently for the last 3 years i can only see one winner."
No argument from me but all I'm saying is Galway haven't clicked yet and yet somehow they're in the semis. You never know.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1509 - 24/06/2022 17:28:24    2427310

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Replying To MiAmigaVERONICA:  "What about keyboard warriors?"
Ignore them!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1258 - 24/06/2022 17:42:18    2427313

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Replying To munsterchamps:  "wouldnt agree regards galway finding a dominant performance for the semi final ....galway are not playing well and have stumbled inro a semi final not sure how a team can turn it around in 2 weeks and play out of their skin. if limerick bring their A game which they have done consistently for the last 3 years i can only see one winner."
Lets be honest it would take one of the following two things or maybe both. Limerick to collapse or Galway to play out of their skins. That is not being disrespectful to Galway and I don't think you Limerick people are being coy either just looking at facts realistically.
On the other side the cats unlike Galway have a habit of winning and sometimes when they maybe should not. Clare in my opinion are a better team but the assignment is much more difficult.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2093 - 25/06/2022 14:37:29    2427398

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Galway by 2 points and Kilkenny by 5

TomWex (Wexford) - Posts: 6 - 25/06/2022 20:13:19    2427482

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Its amazing if true. Despite getting to a final last year and quarter this year, they seem further away than ever under the current regime. Coupled that with seeing Cadogan on the bench all year, presumably because he doesnt fit into the system, moving your number 5 to 13 mid chsip and watching a player you dropped for the previous season miss free after free. Also fails to recognisehis son is regulalry in the best 6 forwards in the county. Drops your best midfielder of 2021 and brings him back in from the cold - only to make Cork competitive again.

I've never watched a more frustrating team than the Cork of 2021 and most of 2022. 80% of all passes going backwards and never letting the ball in direct to the full forward line. It eventually changed to a degree but was too late. I also find it fascinating that the two goalies are brothers and from the same club - really strange in my opinion. At this stage its very likely that Cork will go 20 years without an All Ireland. They've a young team so the sensible thing would be to bite the bullet now and give someone a proper chance at it."
The fact is the vast majority of that Cork team either started or were subs in '18 and except for Joyce, - so you can hardly say they are a young team- and there seems to be little young talent coming through. In '18 they were six points up after 62 minutes, but with all the short hand passing and running they had done, I felt they had to run out of steam- which they did. Their style has not changed much since then.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3629 - 25/06/2022 20:38:18    2427488

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "The fact is the vast majority of that Cork team either started or were subs in '18 and except for Joyce, - so you can hardly say they are a young team- and there seems to be little young talent coming through. In '18 they were six points up after 62 minutes, but with all the short hand passing and running they had done, I felt they had to run out of steam- which they did. Their style has not changed much since then."
Limerick have almost an identical team from 2018 and I'd still consider them a young team too.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3470 - 27/06/2022 09:45:54    2427862

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Limerick have almost an identical team from 2018 and I'd still consider them a young team too."
Most of that Limerick team were serious prospects, with a winning history behind them, by the time they were 22 or 23. Now you could hardly say that about this Cork team. The last two National Finals they have played in, they have collapsed and this year Clare and Limerick both steamrolled them in the Munster Championship. They may have a winning future, but I earnestly doubt it. Some of their best players like Damien Cahalane, Seamus Harnedy and Allan Cadogan will be 30 or more next year and several of them will be in their Mid to Late Twenties, without having set the hills on fire.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3629 - 27/06/2022 11:04:33    2427913

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Most of that Limerick team were serious prospects, with a winning history behind them, by the time they were 22 or 23. Now you could hardly say that about this Cork team. The last two National Finals they have played in, they have collapsed and this year Clare and Limerick both steamrolled them in the Munster Championship. They may have a winning future, but I earnestly doubt it. Some of their best players like Damien Cahalane, Seamus Harnedy and Allan Cadogan will be 30 or more next year and several of them will be in their Mid to Late Twenties, without having set the hills on fire."
Well there's an old saying that nothing changes if nothing changes. Cork are the epitome of this. A lot of very average players on that squad that aren't up to it and a management team with no learning curve whatsoever. Its sad really.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1579 - 27/06/2022 13:41:24    2427989

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