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Replying To slayer:  "Totally agree.

The demand should dictate the venue (if available). We played Clare there in an all Ireland quarter final in 2007 and an all Ireland semi final there in 2013. I think they'd get at least 60,000 at a Limerick Clare Munster Final there."
Mad how certain supporters pop up or disappear depending on a team's fortunes, a Munster semi between the 2 in 2017 drew 19k, our support was pitiful this year after bringing 35k to 2019 Leinster final and 40k to AI semi vs Tipp.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 02/06/2023 13:10:19    2483574

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Replying To WildPundit:  "Don't think we'll be getting our hands on the Munster Cup soon Daveboy so win as much as ye can while we're asleep!!"
Mackey Cup?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13038 - 02/06/2023 13:26:27    2483578

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Replying To slayer:  "Totally agree.

The demand should dictate the venue (if available). We played Clare there in an all Ireland quarter final in 2007 and an all Ireland semi final there in 2013. I think they'd get at least 60,000 at a Limerick Clare Munster Final there."
A double header with the Leinster final was a real opportunity. There wont be 25k at the Leinster Final.

countyman2022 (Wexford) - Posts: 665 - 02/06/2023 13:31:57    2483581

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Replying To OpenStand:  "The Ulster football final between Armagh & Tyrone was played in about 10 years ago due to heightened demand . Could have went with Croke park for this Munster hurling final if everyone that wants to go was to be facilitated. Lot of neutrals living in Dublin would have gone as well . Munster hurling matchs have the biggest tv audiences to date on tv viewership numbers outside of ulster football final .
PS of the few people I'm aware of got tickets online yesterday. One was from Dublin who got two and coming down by train to experience Munster final day after all good matchs he's watched on tv and another was from Carlow , same story so it wasn't just Limerick and Clare fans trying to buy them ."
I've spoken to a few people from football backgrounds who have come down to munster championship games this year for the first time and flat out trying to get tickets as well.
Bringing to croke park in not the maddest idea. You'd probably comfortably get 65000 at it

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 02/06/2023 14:35:04    2483596

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Replying To slayer:  "Totally agree.

The demand should dictate the venue (if available). We played Clare there in an all Ireland quarter final in 2007 and an all Ireland semi final there in 2013. I think they'd get at least 60,000 at a Limerick Clare Munster Final there."
Munster final should only ever be on in Munster IMO.

The atmosphere at the GG's next week at 44,000 will be much better and intense then 60,000 at Croke Park.

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2621 - 02/06/2023 14:41:21    2483601

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Replying To slayer:  "Totally agree.

The demand should dictate the venue (if available). We played Clare there in an all Ireland quarter final in 2007 and an all Ireland semi final there in 2013. I think they'd get at least 60,000 at a Limerick Clare Munster Final there."
I thought the reason given for not Clare playing in Cork was the long distance to the venue. Croke park from Ennis is easier to get to?

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 336 - 05/06/2023 11:31:24    2484144

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "I thought the reason given for not Clare playing in Cork was the long distance to the venue. Croke park from Ennis is easier to get to?"
The clare management knew they wouldn't get the same support in cork and Limerick would out number them down there . Limerick love cork. Modern facility. Beautiful field etc. Clare to my knowledge haven't won in the new PUC. Few reasons they were more than happy to play in the Gaelics. Limerick have also approved Clare a night to train there this week.

It has the makings of a classic. Clare really need to win this. Limerick will badly want it. Need v Want. Clare might just have an edge there but I believe Limerick have recovered very well after the cork match and some lads who weren't 100% fitness wise are very close to it again.

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 05/06/2023 18:02:13    2484206

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After the incident in the U20 final on Sunday, I'm expecting that we could see a number of red cards handed out by referees next weekend. The whole head high challenge issue is attracting enormous media attention and I think refs are coming under greater pressure to hand out red cards. I noted the comments on Brian Gavin in the Examiner in which he expressed surprise that Gordon got the Munster final because he failed to hand out red cards earlier in the year so he's under pressure. I think he gave Hegarty 2 yellows against Waterford?

The bottom line is that disciple has got to be spot on from this point onwards and players will have to be incredibly careful with tackle technique.

Bear in mind that Limerick didn't get a yellow card across the Munster final, AI semifinal and final last year so they can be very disciplined and they will have to from this point.

Someone will be walking this weekend and fingers crossed that it's not one of our guys.

Dealer (Limerick) - Posts: 837 - 06/06/2023 11:01:34    2484319

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Replying To Dealer:  "After the incident in the U20 final on Sunday, I'm expecting that we could see a number of red cards handed out by referees next weekend. The whole head high challenge issue is attracting enormous media attention and I think refs are coming under greater pressure to hand out red cards. I noted the comments on Brian Gavin in the Examiner in which he expressed surprise that Gordon got the Munster final because he failed to hand out red cards earlier in the year so he's under pressure. I think he gave Hegarty 2 yellows against Waterford?

The bottom line is that disciple has got to be spot on from this point onwards and players will have to be incredibly careful with tackle technique.

Bear in mind that Limerick didn't get a yellow card across the Munster final, AI semifinal and final last year so they can be very disciplined and they will have to from this point.

Someone will be walking this weekend and fingers crossed that it's not one of our guys."
I think your right but hoping the final isnt decided by a red card and theres no controversy. Really looking forward to this game - just a shame we arent in it!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 06/06/2023 11:49:40    2484353

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Replying To daveboy:  "The clare management knew they wouldn't get the same support in cork and Limerick would out number them down there . Limerick love cork. Modern facility. Beautiful field etc. Clare to my knowledge haven't won in the new PUC. Few reasons they were more than happy to play in the Gaelics. Limerick have also approved Clare a night to train there this week.

It has the makings of a classic. Clare really need to win this. Limerick will badly want it. Need v Want. Clare might just have an edge there but I believe Limerick have recovered very well after the cork match and some lads who weren't 100% fitness wise are very close to it again."
Clare have 1 win from 4 in the new PUC as fair as I know, beat us in 18, lost to Tipp in 17, Cork in 18 and Waterford in 20(behind closed doors due to Covid), wouldn't count national league. Logistically GG is as convenient as Ennis to alot of Clare folk and their players are extremely familiar with it, as Jamesie O'Connor said last week for people from Cratloe, Clonlara, Sixmilebridge etc. heading into town means heading into Limerick not Ennis.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 06/06/2023 12:25:31    2484367

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Clare have 1 win from 4 in the new PUC as fair as I know, beat us in 18, lost to Tipp in 17, Cork in 18 and Waterford in 20(behind closed doors due to Covid), wouldn't count national league. Logistically GG is as convenient as Ennis to alot of Clare folk and their players are extremely familiar with it, as Jamesie O'Connor said last week for people from Cratloe, Clonlara, Sixmilebridge etc. heading into town means heading into Limerick not Ennis."
Just to add PUC is a fantastic stadium and playing surface but that's where the positives stop, in terms of traffic management its carnage.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 06/06/2023 13:05:26    2484393

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Quaid
Casey Dan Nash
Byrnes Hannon Hayes
DoD WoD
Hego Lynch Tom
Gillane Flanagan Casey

I'd expect this team to start. I heard Cian is training very well since the cork match. I think we might see a bit more direct hurling from limerick Sunday than 5 weeks ago. The talk in Clare is Conor Cleary might start which is a big surprise. There doesn't seem to have been enough recovery there although he's more like an old fashioned full back rather than a ball playing one. If he's not there it gives clare a major headache.

Limerick will ramp up the work rate for this. They were simply overran by clares desire in the GGs that night and that won't happen again.

Kielys record in major finals is unblemished.

Played 11
Won 11

3 x Leagues
4 x Munsters
4 x All Irelands.

It'll take some effort to beat Limerick Sunday. Should be a cracker.

Luimneach Abú

daveboy (Limerick) - Posts: 1197 - 08/06/2023 16:47:05    2484985

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Replying To TerribleFootwork:  "Just to add PUC is a fantastic stadium and playing surface but that's where the positives stop, in terms of traffic management its carnage."
I can't understand why they didn't build outside the city in a more accessible place

LohansRedHelmet (Clare) - Posts: 2621 - 08/06/2023 20:59:18    2485031

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Should be a great game with the two best teams. I would not begrudge Clare but want Limerick to set the record in this century for All-Irelands. You are an inspiration to others how to get there and stay there. Still bemoaning the one that got away because the landscape of achievement would look a lot different.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2796 - 08/06/2023 21:52:48    2485040

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Should be a great game with the two best teams. I would not begrudge Clare but want Limerick to set the record in this century for All-Irelands. You are an inspiration to others how to get there and stay there. Still bemoaning the one that got away because the landscape of achievement would look a lot different.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2796 - 08/06/2023 21:56:48    2485042

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Replying To daveboy:  "Quaid
Casey Dan Nash
Byrnes Hannon Hayes
DoD WoD
Hego Lynch Tom
Gillane Flanagan Casey

I'd expect this team to start. I heard Cian is training very well since the cork match. I think we might see a bit more direct hurling from limerick Sunday than 5 weeks ago. The talk in Clare is Conor Cleary might start which is a big surprise. There doesn't seem to have been enough recovery there although he's more like an old fashioned full back rather than a ball playing one. If he's not there it gives clare a major headache.

Limerick will ramp up the work rate for this. They were simply overran by clares desire in the GGs that night and that won't happen again.

Kielys record in major finals is unblemished.

Played 11
Won 11

3 x Leagues
4 x Munsters
4 x All Irelands.

It'll take some effort to beat Limerick Sunday. Should be a cracker.

Luimneach Abú"
Ya I think it will be a great occasion. Clare hurling is on a fairly strong upward curve at the moment with u20s and minors doing great this year.
Have to say the Munster championship has been great entertainment this year. Very little between teams.
Hopefully Sunday's match isn't affected by simulation or dirty strokes

Shocs07 (Limerick) - Posts: 374 - 08/06/2023 22:05:48    2485047

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Replying To Canuck:  "Should be a great game with the two best teams. I would not begrudge Clare but want Limerick to set the record in this century for All-Irelands. You are an inspiration to others how to get there and stay there. Still bemoaning the one that got away because the landscape of achievement would look a lot different."
Record is for all Irelands is 10. Don't think they is 6 more All Irelands in this team

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 156 - 09/06/2023 00:49:55    2485053

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Replying To Newyorkkat:  "Record is for all Irelands is 10. Don't think they is 6 more All Irelands in this team"
Limerick have the record for the highest score in an All Ireland final with 3-32. I don't think that matters too much to Limerick folk. We are just enjoying these great days and hoping to win as much as possible. What other counties do is irrelevant really.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6480 - 09/06/2023 09:35:15    2485075

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Replying To daveboy:  "Quaid
Casey Dan Nash
Byrnes Hannon Hayes
DoD WoD
Hego Lynch Tom
Gillane Flanagan Casey

I'd expect this team to start. I heard Cian is training very well since the cork match. I think we might see a bit more direct hurling from limerick Sunday than 5 weeks ago. The talk in Clare is Conor Cleary might start which is a big surprise. There doesn't seem to have been enough recovery there although he's more like an old fashioned full back rather than a ball playing one. If he's not there it gives clare a major headache.

Limerick will ramp up the work rate for this. They were simply overran by clares desire in the GGs that night and that won't happen again.

Kielys record in major finals is unblemished.

Played 11
Won 11

3 x Leagues
4 x Munsters
4 x All Irelands.

It'll take some effort to beat Limerick Sunday. Should be a cracker.

Luimneach Abú"
Stating the obvious but thats a serious team. You're obviously more in the know than me but I'd be surprised if he reverts back to that team personally and O'Neill doesnt start for either Casey or Lynch. Will be interesting to see what they do. If theres any change from that team it'll prob be just O'Neill to come in.

Someone mentioned during the week how good the midfield has been the last two games. I think particularly the last game and a half they have been excellent. It's prob harsh to say they got a kick up the **** but I think WOD has certainly turned his form around and DOD was arguably best player on the pitch the last day. Clare have plenty of legs and size around the middle third so it'll be tough going in there. Davy Fitz and where he lines out is key for Clare to win. Personally I think he's up there with TK and JC with how important he is for Clare. Without him against Tipp they werent half the team. His role the last game or two has been interesting. Lot of exciting match ups.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 09/06/2023 10:21:43    2485083

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I'd be worried for Clare if Rory Hayes is left exposed with the way he hurls. He could get on the world of ball but we know what Flanagan done to him last year. The commentator even commented he wasnt sure why he was taken off - they you look and see Flanagan got 7-8 from play directly off him. I'd be bringing Flanagan back in particularly if McInereny has to go to 3.

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 4119 - 09/06/2023 10:24:01    2485084

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