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All Ireland Preliminary Quarter Finals

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This weekend is a great opportunity for both Offaly and Carlow to show where they are at in the hierarchy of Hurling
They will have had 3 weeks to recover and get over both the defeat and victory in the epic Joe Mc final.
I believe the gap is still significant
Offaly will do well to stay within 10 points of Tipp.
Carlow on the other hand have a long shot at causing a surprise like Laois did 5 years ago.
Carlow will have home advantage, a big support.
I am hoping for a good game. Dublin are just short of the top table and should see this test through by
6- 8 points
But you never know.
Really looking forward to it and then heading up to Belfast to see our footballers in TC quarter
Busy weekend

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 697 - 12/06/2023 19:58:43    2486045

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Replying To Blackbog:  "This weekend is a great opportunity for both Offaly and Carlow to show where they are at in the hierarchy of Hurling
They will have had 3 weeks to recover and get over both the defeat and victory in the epic Joe Mc final.
I believe the gap is still significant
Offaly will do well to stay within 10 points of Tipp.
Carlow on the other hand have a long shot at causing a surprise like Laois did 5 years ago.
Carlow will have home advantage, a big support.
I am hoping for a good game. Dublin are just short of the top table and should see this test through by
6- 8 points
But you never know.
Really looking forward to it and then heading up to Belfast to see our footballers in TC quarter
Busy weekend"
All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals
Carlow v Dublin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 5pm
Offaly v Tipperary, Glenisk O'Connor Park, 4pm - GAAGO

It was a tough game but I enjoyed the novelty of being able to attend Kerry v Wexford in Tralee last year.

Carlow and Offaly haven't played a top team in the championship for a few years. They have nothing to lose. Everyone is expecting Dublin and Tipperary to march on.

Antrim have Cork a good fright last year. Carlow and Offaly will be doing well to match that. Hopefully both grounds will get a good home crowd.

legendzxix (Kerry) - Posts: 7693 - 13/06/2023 16:01:50    2486250

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Replying To legendzxix:  "All-Ireland SHC preliminary quarter-finals
Carlow v Dublin, Netwatch Cullen Park, 5pm
Offaly v Tipperary, Glenisk O'Connor Park, 4pm - GAAGO

It was a tough game but I enjoyed the novelty of being able to attend Kerry v Wexford in Tralee last year.

Carlow and Offaly haven't played a top team in the championship for a few years. They have nothing to lose. Everyone is expecting Dublin and Tipperary to march on.

Antrim have Cork a good fright last year. Carlow and Offaly will be doing well to match that. Hopefully both grounds will get a good home crowd."
Tipperary will beat Offaly on Saturday. It's a big challenge for our lads playing Tipperary after losing narrowly in the JMCD Final. I expect Dublin to get a tough game from Carlow, but will come through with a few points to spare.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1692 - 13/06/2023 17:35:48    2486288

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Offaly are very unfortunate that Tipperary lost to Waterford. Cahill will want Tipp showing no mercy to anyone so it looks like there will be a ruthless kick out of Tipp in the next game. That aside, Offaly have struggled in games versus Tipperary historically.

Carlow have a great chance against Dublin. In my opinion the MacCarthy Cup should include both Offaly & Carlow but this is a real opportunity to show that Carlow are ready for this level. If they attack the game in the same way as they did in the Joe McDonagh cup final, have the confidence to take long range points and play good ball to their full forward line, there is a result in the waiting. That's no slight on Dublin, but I think Dublin will be a stronger side in Micheal Donoghue's second year.

Looking forward to both games.

slayer (Limerick) - Posts: 6480 - 14/06/2023 14:48:03    2486447

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