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Limerick V Cork (Munster SHL) Postponed For The Third Time

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As a Corkman, I think this is a good strategy to avoid defeat to Limerick in 2024.

omahant (USA) - Posts: 2766 - 21/01/2024 18:09:50    2521371

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Replying To omahant:  "As a Corkman, I think this is a good strategy to avoid defeat to Limerick in 2024."
Cork will play Limerick in the 2024 Munster SHC. They will be looking to win that one.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1829 - 21/01/2024 23:35:07    2521431

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Replying To omahant:  "As a Corkman, I think this is a good strategy to avoid defeat to Limerick in 2024."
Probably our best tactic for 2024.

St.Mologga (Cork) - Posts: 118 - 21/01/2024 23:37:49    2521433

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Doesnt need to be replayed. Why teams have all thrse competitions i. Pre season i dont know. Just play friendlies as counties are playing loads of those anyway. Why add a competition in pre season for no reason...

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3573 - 22/01/2024 09:27:01    2521457

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Doesnt need to be replayed. Why teams have all thrse competitions i. Pre season i dont know. Just play friendlies as counties are playing loads of those anyway. Why add a competition in pre season for no reason..."
These were long standing pre season competitions played, in each province run off just before the leagues started. In Leinster the O'Byrne Cup football tournament was to help injured players, The GAA season was much shorter in those times compared to today's busy schedule of league and championship matches.
Is there a point in continuing?, some counties use them to try out new players before the leagues commenced I would not personally have a problem if they were scrapped, but others may have a different opinion.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1829 - 22/01/2024 11:30:08    2521488

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Doesnt need to be replayed. Why teams have all thrse competitions i. Pre season i dont know. Just play friendlies as counties are playing loads of those anyway. Why add a competition in pre season for no reason..."
It's not added in. They've been there this years. Long before I was born.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12982 - 22/01/2024 12:40:54    2521514

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I'm sure the Sponsors of the Competition will want this played. Weather can be very hit and miss in Jan\Feb. I'm sure JKiely would not mind playing this game mid week even if there was a league game scheduled for the wend. It is really the only opportunity to see fringe players before reducing your panel.

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 127 - 22/01/2024 13:19:56    2521525

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Doesnt need to be replayed. Why teams have all thrse competitions i. Pre season i dont know. Just play friendlies as counties are playing loads of those anyway. Why add a competition in pre season for no reason..."
An often-overlooked thing when people say to just play "friendlies" instead is that having these competitions takes away some of the work that the counties have to do to arrange challenge matches.

No need to go ringing around for a referee, as match officials are appointed by the provincial council running the competition. No need to fill out forms to inform Croke Park that a challenge match is taking place, because it's an official fixture instead. And a few other bits and pieces to do with the admin side of things as well.

Pikeman96 (Wexford) - Posts: 2327 - 22/01/2024 13:52:11    2521543

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A problem for midweek fixture now is the fitzgibbon .next weekend is last free before league starts and I think limerick/tipp are playing for the Dillon quirke foundation..I can't see it being played for foreseeable future..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 2304 - 22/01/2024 14:31:24    2521554

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See the competition has been cancelled now. Pity as many of the players that were named to play yesterday probably won't get a competitive match now. Probably a by product of the split season where all competitions are now crammed into a very tight window. Same with the club finals yesterday going ahead in a storm. Priority seems to be to stick to the schedule and get everything played on time.

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 127 - 22/01/2024 16:39:41    2521581

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Replying To Pikeman96:  "An often-overlooked thing when people say to just play "friendlies" instead is that having these competitions takes away some of the work that the counties have to do to arrange challenge matches.

No need to go ringing around for a referee, as match officials are appointed by the provincial council running the competition. No need to fill out forms to inform Croke Park that a challenge match is taking place, because it's an official fixture instead. And a few other bits and pieces to do with the admin side of things as well."
It doesnt really and teams play plenty of friendlies anyway.
Officials for any inter county game and any game tbh should be arranged by a central body ... which is why refs should have their own association to help with training and develioping officials and in selecting appropriate refs to the appropriate levelsm

KillingFields (Limerick) - Posts: 3573 - 22/01/2024 17:55:59    2521597

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Replying To journeyman:  "See the competition has been cancelled now. Pity as many of the players that were named to play yesterday probably won't get a competitive match now. Probably a by product of the split season where all competitions are now crammed into a very tight window. Same with the club finals yesterday going ahead in a storm. Priority seems to be to stick to the schedule and get everything played on time."
Club finals were excellent despite weather. Hurling final was especially exciting, no quarter asked or given, and in football Glen never gave up, and were rewarded. Standard and attendance at both games was excellent, and is a firm rebuttal to those who criticize GAA for playing games in inclement weather

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 302 - 22/01/2024 23:17:02    2521650

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Club finals were excellent despite weather. Hurling final was especially exciting, no quarter asked or given, and in football Glen never gave up, and were rewarded. Standard and attendance at both games was excellent, and is a firm rebuttal to those who criticize GAA for playing games in inclement weather"
Yes, two great finals and great commitment from all teams. Was still unfair on fans having to travelling home afterwards into red weather warnings for those travelling back to Galway. I'm sure it added some unnessary stress to the day. Can you imagine the media uproar is any trees had fallen causing accidents for those travelling back from Croke Park?

journeyman (Limerick) - Posts: 127 - 23/01/2024 09:36:40    2521684

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Replying To journeyman:  "Yes, two great finals and great commitment from all teams. Was still unfair on fans having to travelling home afterwards into red weather warnings for those travelling back to Galway. I'm sure it added some unnessary stress to the day. Can you imagine the media uproar is any trees had fallen causing accidents for those travelling back from Croke Park?"
I was on the road by necessity on Sunday evening and was thinking how I would not want to be driving to Galway which by then was in the middle of a orange/red weather warning??

ExiledInWex (Dublin) - Posts: 1231 - 23/01/2024 16:30:30    2521747

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Replying To ExiledInWex:  "I was on the road by necessity on Sunday evening and was thinking how I would not want to be driving to Galway which by then was in the middle of a orange/red weather warning??"
Munster played Northampton in a deluge last weekend in packed stadium. Nobody complaining! NFL playoffs are played in packed stadiums often in vicious weather. Nobody complaining! What is it with GAA supporters? Worrying about things that never happen… hypochondriacs!!

Ryanteam (Cork) - Posts: 302 - 24/01/2024 09:47:29    2521841

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Replying To KillingFields:  "Doesnt need to be replayed. Why teams have all thrse competitions i. Pre season i dont know. Just play friendlies as counties are playing loads of those anyway. Why add a competition in pre season for no reason..."
Still beating the same old drum I see.

oneoff (UK) - Posts: 1452 - 24/01/2024 10:19:16    2521848

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Replying To Ryanteam:  "Munster played Northampton in a deluge last weekend in packed stadium. Nobody complaining! NFL playoffs are played in packed stadiums often in vicious weather. Nobody complaining! What is it with GAA supporters? Worrying about things that never happen… hypochondriacs!!"
Saturday was miserable weather, Sunday was a orange weather warning across the whole country, bit of a difference, wouldn't be using the States as an example

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 1760 - 24/01/2024 22:46:37    2521966

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