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All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:56 am

There probably wouldn't be a lot of interest here but a few might be interested in this.

Next Sunday we have the hurling which is between Clare v Cork. Very hard to call with both teams coming in with a lot of confidence having won their semi finals well. Of course I am supporting Clare so anybody that wishes to project any positive thoughts towards the banner county next weekend please feel free. We'll need all the help we can get.

We have the flag up in work which isn't too appealing to all the Limerick folk. Though I think on the day most of them would prefer Clare to win it than the langers. :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_Vy_ADJVmg


Then a couple of weeks later we have the football which is between Mayo and Dublin. After what was just a fantastic game yesterday in the semi where Dublin beat Kerry I hope the final can now live up to the expectations and it could so as both these teams really do want to play a great attacking style of football and have a lot of skill. I don't really mind who wins to be honest. Usually I'd go for the underdog when I don't have an emotional attachment but I really do like this Dublin team.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Kofi Annan » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:19 am

We have the flag up in work which isn't too appealing to all the Limerick folk


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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:24 pm

Well we haven't encountered any protest marches or riots about it yet. :D
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby pythagoras » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:50 pm

I dunno Shan this all-ireland has the same feel as the Portsmouth Cardiff FA cup final.
Great for the 2 sides in it but everyone else feeling the FA Cup's not what it used to be.
Like Ulster's HC they'll have to put an asterisk next to the winner.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby pythagoras » Tue Sep 03, 2013 10:06 pm

Actually Shan Clare were in the first ever match I was at (I was more fascinated by the woman in front of me with a clare paper hat on screaming her her head off than the game) and with my old man being from Cork the only games I ever got to go see were Cork ones. It was a hard life growing up with a Cork father when tipp were sh*te.

PS Actually it's come back to me that she was simultaneously screaming and eating from a tub of ice cream. That detail's been lurking in a corner of my brain unnoticed for a very very long time.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby bootlaced » Tue Sep 03, 2013 11:19 pm

Well at least there will be a team from Ulster in an all Ireland final,wearing an all white strip with a red hand on the breast :red: ,good luck I say to them
That would be the minors,now not to be confused with the NUM,

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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:24 pm

pythagoras wrote:I dunno Shan this all-ireland has the same feel as the Portsmouth Cardiff FA cup final.
Great for the 2 sides in it but everyone else feeling the FA Cup's not what it used to be.
Like Ulster's HC they'll have to put an asterisk next to the winner.
Dammit just missed my hat-trick! Yee haa! >6shooter


Yeah sure Cork have no heritage at all. I mean they've only won 30 All-Ireland's.

Get up the yard biy. :D
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:49 pm

pythagoras wrote:Actually Shan Clare were in the first ever match I was at (I was more fascinated by the woman in front of me with a clare paper hat on screaming her her head off than the game) and with my old man being from Cork the only games I ever got to go see were Cork ones. It was a hard life growing up with a Cork father when tipp were sh*te.

PS Actually it's come back to me that she was simultaneously screaming and eating from a tub of ice cream. That detail's been lurking in a corner of my brain unnoticed for a very very long time.


Something similar to myself Py. My Da is from Limerick City so we always went to Limerick games and usually this seemed to be against Cork and that great minor final win against Kilkenny in 1984 in Thurles.

I joined Parteen GAA Club in the early 80's and saw my first Clare v Limerick game in our grounds at Lanahrone.

There's always a nice few lunatics at GAA games. Part of what makes it so great. :D
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:55 pm

bootlaced wrote:Well at least there will be a team from Ulster in an all Ireland final,wearing an all white strip with a red hand on the breast :red: ,good luck I say to them
That would be the minors,now not to be confused with the NUM,

http://www.u.tv/Sport/Tyrone-minors-thr ... 102d3bdb1d


Also along with that Tyrone v Mayo Minor Football final you also have Clare v Antrim in the All-Ireland U21 Hurling Final on Sept 14th.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby pythagoras » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:20 pm

Shan
I like you but I could never support a team managed by that wee git (turned waterford into dirty feckers in '08 and look where that got them). Loughnane's Clare were dirty hoors too, Davy didn't get it from sucking grass.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby pythagoras » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:30 pm

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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:53 pm

I have no time for that kn-b Davy Fitz. Can't stand him and never could.

Loughnane though was a great manager. Clare weren't dirty under him, they were just well able to compete with the physical teams which is something most of the smaller teams find difficult.

Davy was different though and just seems to be off his head but not in a good way. I remember the semi-final against Kilkenny in 2006 when that clown lost the head which cost us 1-2 and momentum. Think we had the beating of Kilkenny that day but him and his nonsense threw away any chance.

Loughnane is a bit mad but in a good way. I like Loughnane. He really loves the game and it is great to see him on the Sunday Game as he's never afraid to say what he thinks. Also has a good sense of humour. I also liked the fact he said he was decked out in the green and white in the Hill for Limerick's last All-Ireland win back in 1973. Always nice to support your neighbours and friends. Limerick should have won in 1980 as well, not to mention 1994 when they threw it away against Offaly. Twas sweet when Clare beat that Offaly team in the 1995 final.

Kilkenny are dirty but because of their skill refs and others are fooled into thinking they are not. I would say they are the dirtiest team of the 21st century. They are also the best team of that time.

However for undisguised filth you really have to go back a lot further. In the 80's you had some incredibly filthy players and teams. Galway were the worst as far as I remember and I am too nice to say who the other major one was of that time. :D
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby pythagoras » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:22 pm

Pity Anthony Daly isn't the manager.
You mentioned the 84 final, I was at it too.
It was Tipps 11th successive season without a championship victory IIRC.
I grew up on stories of great Tipp teams, the Hell's kitchen backline, 'hay saved and Cork bet'
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby Shan » Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:40 pm

pythagoras wrote:Pity Anthony Daly isn't the manager.
You mentioned the 84 final, I was at it too.
It was Tipps 11th successive season without a championship victory IIRC.
I grew up on stories of great Tipp teams, the Hell's kitchen backline, 'hay saved and Cork bet'
"Kilkenny for the hurlers, Tipp for the men" but saw none of it.
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I hear ya. Tipp golden years were in the 60's. Phenomenal record then and before. 5 All Ireland's since 1970 is not the stuff of a home of hurling county. Kilkenny and Cork have moved ahead but it could change again.

Agree with you. Daly is a much more palatable individual.
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Re: All Ireland Finals

Postby damianmcr » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:49 pm

Shan at the game?

Clare should have had this in the bag by now but two goals for Cork keeping them in the fight.

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