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Joe Mcdonagh Cup 2022

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Replying To oneoff:  "Had Cork or Wexford or anyone of the "top tier" teams been asked to play a week after a provisional final they would refuse and the GAA would just accept it without question."
Kerry kept with Wexford for the first 25 minutes was only 7pts to 6pts, but the effort that Kerry put in against Antrim in the second half of the Joe McDonagh final, I could see Kerry tiring against Wexford.

I know the Kerry and Antrims were out for drinks after their final too and rightly so.

Same thing happened to Antrim v Cork in second half.

Really poor form from the GAA to expect the second tier teams to play well rested top tier counties 7 days later after a draining McDonagh final and expect a huge performance.

Lip service comes to mind.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 417 - 13/06/2022 10:07:09    2424474

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Replying To oneoff:  "Had Cork or Wexford or anyone of the "top tier" teams been asked to play a week after a provisional final they would refuse and the GAA would just accept it without question."
Ah no. The top tier counties often had to play a few games week after week over the last 5 years unless they won a provincial title. And even then the roundrobins are week on week with 1 break. It's because there was a demand for more games while at the same time a demand for club games to have more certainty.
Top tier counties have an advantage in S and C done and also more good players generally so can rotate more.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5227 - 13/06/2022 10:20:30    2424481

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Replying To carlovia:  "There's a gap between the third teams in the provincial championships and the Macdonagh cup.

But it would have been interesting to have seen Antrim v Tipp or Wexford v Leix.

Thought Antrim played well but the panels of the stronger teams makes it difficult in the last 20 minutes."
Kerry v Laois?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5227 - 13/06/2022 10:21:07    2424482

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Replying To carlovia:  "There's a gap between the third teams in the provincial championships and the Macdonagh cup.

But it would have been interesting to have seen Antrim v Tipp or Wexford v Leix.

Thought Antrim played well but the panels of the stronger teams makes it difficult in the last 20 minutes."
Kerry v Laois? We beat Laois by around the same as we beat Kerry. So you would imagine it would've been alot closer. And while Tipp beat Antrim handy in the League Antrim rested most of their 1st team.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5227 - 13/06/2022 10:22:34    2424483

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Replying To carlovia:  "There's a gap between the third teams in the provincial championships and the Macdonagh cup.

But it would have been interesting to have seen Antrim v Tipp or Wexford v Leix.

Thought Antrim played well but the panels of the stronger teams makes it difficult in the last 20 minutes."
Wexford v Laois?? With respect to Laois , wexford beat them by 27 points in the round robin a few weeks ago.
I honestly can't understand your logic
Would you like to see laois been humiliated again!!!

Samson55 (Wexford) - Posts: 103 - 13/06/2022 10:24:28    2424486

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Antrim had the Division 1 experience to give Cork a good game. The pandemic scheduling denied Kerry a preliminary quarter-final in the last 2 years.
Saturday was always going to a tough but crucial lesson. A 2 week gap between McDonagh final and preliminary quarter-final is just fairer. The McDonagh final could have been played a week after round 5.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 6792 - 13/06/2022 11:07:00    2424515

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Replying To legendzxix:  "Antrim had the Division 1 experience to give Cork a good game. The pandemic scheduling denied Kerry a preliminary quarter-final in the last 2 years.
Saturday was always going to a tough but crucial lesson. A 2 week gap between McDonagh final and preliminary quarter-final is just fairer. The McDonagh final could have been played a week after round 5."
Definitely. Maybe they can change this for next year.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5227 - 13/06/2022 13:31:46    2424634

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