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Congratulations Limerick. That second-half performance was as close to hurling perfection as ever will you see; complete. It brought to mind the Kilkenny performances of 2008 and 1982.

I think that almost nobody can now raise any question over the greatness and class of this Limerick team. If in doubt, just watch the points the likes of Peter Casey, Cathal 0'Neill, Byrnes and Hayes put over in that second-half; almost magic.

Only negative! I wasn't there in CP, just on GAAGo to witness such a majestic performance. God willing, it'll be there for the 5.

Keeping it going, Limerick! And ENJOY!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2050 - 23/07/2023 17:54:28    2496328

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Well done to limerick.

I never thought I'd see a team raise the bar from kk in 06 to 09 but this limerick team have.

I was rooting for the cats today (which I'm never comfortable with) but I'm delighted for limerick.

A bit of a soft spot since the 90s and historically we're very similar.

Limerick have shown all of us what can be achieved.

Exceptionally well drilled, extremely fit, supreme confidence in what they're doing.

Enjoy the celebrations, I will fall asleep tonight dreaming that I might see another one here.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2947 - 23/07/2023 18:01:00    2496330

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Replying To galwayford:  "Limerick cannot take sideline cuts. They lack that skill. And hope Galway will punish them next time out."
So the sideline cuts are poor!! Unfortunately the rest of their game is what we all have to worry about.

arock (Dublin) - Posts: 4931 - 23/07/2023 18:05:54    2496333

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "Well done to limerick.

I never thought I'd see a team raise the bar from kk in 06 to 09 but this limerick team have.

I was rooting for the cats today (which I'm never comfortable with) but I'm delighted for limerick.

A bit of a soft spot since the 90s and historically we're very similar.

Limerick have shown all of us what can be achieved.

Exceptionally well drilled, extremely fit, supreme confidence in what they're doing.

Enjoy the celebrations, I will fall asleep tonight dreaming that I might see another one here."
Great Post Doyler my sentiments exactly.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13038 - 23/07/2023 18:15:42    2496345

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Replying To galwayford:  "Limerick cannot take sideline cuts. They lack that skill. And hope Galway will punish them next time out."
Galway have more to work on than sideline cuts. And we have even more to work on.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13038 - 23/07/2023 18:16:35    2496348

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Replying To galwayford:  "Limerick cannot take sideline cuts. They lack that skill. And hope Galway will punish them next time out."
Did a sideline cut ever win an AI final? Were enough of them ever put over in a final to make a significant difference?

I actually don't know the answers to these questions, but I've seen every AI hurling final since 1969, either in person (a handful of occasions) or on TV, and never have I seen a sideline cut make any difference at all.

It undoubtedly is a great skill, but like overhead doubling it seems that it is not some that a good manager should waste much time on in training.

Go practice then yourself out in your back haggard if you fell they are that important, and come back and tell us how many
out of 10 you managed to cut over!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2050 - 23/07/2023 18:17:13    2496349

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Did a sideline cut ever win an AI final? Were enough of them ever put over in a final to make a significant difference?

I actually don't know the answers to these questions, but I've seen every AI hurling final since 1969, either in person (a handful of occasions) or on TV, and never have I seen a sideline cut make any difference at all.

It undoubtedly is a great skill, but like overhead doubling it seems that it is not some that a good manager should waste much time on in training.

Go practice then yourself out in your back haggard if you fell they are that important, and come back and tell us how many
out of 10 you managed to cut over!"
Yes now it is all brawn and muscle and running like an American footballer.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2541 - 23/07/2023 18:27:04    2496356

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Replying To galwayford:  "Yes now it is all brawn and muscle and running like an American footballer."
Utter #####. If that's all this Limerick team had they wouldn't have won 1 all Ireland never mind the 5 they have won in the last 6 years.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 13038 - 23/07/2023 18:34:51    2496365

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Replying To galwayford:  "Yes now it is all brawn and muscle and running like an American footballer."
Well, get with it so, or perish!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2050 - 23/07/2023 18:36:03    2496366

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Replying To Viking66:  "Great Post Doyler my sentiments exactly."
Agree with it all Doyler... I admire this Limerick team more than any of the other successful counties.

Limerick weren't the original royalty and to beat Cork and KK on the biggest stage in the manner that they have, its something the rest of us pretenders can only dream about.

Next year all the talk will be of 5 in a row and i wish Limerick all the best in that

Cbar (Mayo) - Posts: 314 - 23/07/2023 19:02:30    2496378

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Replying To galwayford:  "Limerick cannot take sideline cuts. They lack that skill. And hope Galway will punish them next time out."
Ah here lad, you'll need alot more than the fumes of the can of thinners you're inhaling to really believe that Galway will beat us next time out

Shocs07 (Limerick) - Posts: 374 - 23/07/2023 19:19:18    2496381

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Replying To galwayford:  "Limerick cannot take sideline cuts. They lack that skill. And hope Galway will punish them next time out."
You do realise that Limerick take sidelines for a reason, Limerick players can take the sidelines you wish for but that's not part of the game plan, Darragh O'Donovan scored a beauty back 18 against the cats.

cityman73 (Limerick) - Posts: 783 - 23/07/2023 19:54:25    2496399

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They're a wonderful side to watch. Built like brick shithouses but with the deft touch of a sculptor. A very hard hitting, skillful, fit, superbly coached team. Possibly the best there's ever been. Congratulations and well done....again.

Ulsterman (Antrim) - Posts: 9747 - 23/07/2023 21:52:30    2496423

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Doyler thanks for your post..sidelines are used as part of starting the game for limerick not for scoring..Donovan has no problem or Nash or reidy..are people seriously saying it's all muscle and brawn with limerick,please come out of that fog yere in..missing two outstanding ball players in Finn and hannon..have a look at Nash,Donovan,Lynch,reidy,Casey and mulcshy..18 for me will always be the best..21 was an outstanding day but the 2 nd half for me today was best I've seen from this team..they have brought complete and utter joy to the people of limerick.thanks very much for some of the best sporting moments I'll ever remember..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2308 - 23/07/2023 22:18:02    2496427

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Congratulations on another powerhouse championship win, ye are something else!
Legendry status within touching distance.

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 8663 - 24/07/2023 00:00:31    2496440

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Well, get with it so, or perish!"
Paddy deegan driving the ball through the net.

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 156 - 24/07/2023 00:06:16    2496442

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KK are the best hurling county of all teams and probably have had some of the greatest teams of all time, I have not seen great Cork or tipp teams but this limerick team is the greatest team I have ever seen

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 156 - 24/07/2023 02:30:16    2496448

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The second half display from Limerick was like the ' 5 minute ' All Ireland in 1994 except it went on for a full 35 mins. The most comprehensive half of hurling that I can remember and thrilling to watch. I really hope this Limerick team go on to win 5 in a row and become the undisputed GTOAT but they are all ready that in my mind. Well done Limerick.

facethepuckout (Roscommon) - Posts: 215 - 24/07/2023 04:40:25    2496450

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Incredible day yesterday for all Limerick supporters , 4 in a row - beat Kilkenny last year by two and this year by 9 .
Going to be a very very busy welcome home party this evening in the city .

OpenStand (Limerick) - Posts: 699 - 24/07/2023 09:43:04    2496464

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Congratulations to all the Limerick posters here. I don't know what more can be said but a truly awesome team that we are privileged to watch. I thought I would be an old old man before I'd see the great Kilkenny team surpassed, I think this Limerick side have achieved it. Well done

liosbreac6265 (Longford) - Posts: 224 - 24/07/2023 10:11:51    2496470

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