All Ireland Hurling Championship 2017


#542

Never. Mentioning something once is not going on about it.


#543

Why do Waterford not want home games?


#544

Do they get to play in a provincial championship for minor & 21’s?


#545

Irrelevant


#546

Sure Galway blamed the fact that they had a bye to the All Ireland semis as a reason for not winning an All Ireland for years.

They want it every way.


#547

To Make a level playing field if you will


#548

Innovation can work. The championship was reinvented in 97 to prevent joke counties ever besmirching all ireland final day again, and thats worked a treat


#549

I’m one of those strange people who thinks that the current Championship format is alright. I wouldn’t be against tweaking the calendar to free up more time for club fixtures but the actual format is okay.

But I do dislike change in general, and it’s better than the actual changes to the football Championship anyway.


#550

2007 and 2008 ???


#551

incorrect Fagan. I attended a munster championship game in the early 2000s in Walsh Park. ye bate Kerry well reversing the result of 10 years previously


#552

I stand corrected.


#553

Walsh Park was jammers that day.


#554

I was in Walsh Park one year to see Galway get their usual trimming by Waterford and I doubt it was a league match. We got chatting to Joe and John Connolly on the way up to the ground. Even though we were in our 20’s they left us for dead with how fast they walked. I think it was during the Conor Hayes era as I remember not expecting much from our lads and they duly obliged. I was surprised with how much abuse the home fans gave Dan Shanahan.


#555

We played a few round robin qualifiers in Walsh Park.


#556

2005 that was


#557

2006 I’d say… I was there too.


#558

Yes you may be right


#559

There is no fucking ‘may’ about it Ray


#560

Laois played Waterford in Championship in Walsh Park in 2014


#561

Note to thread. I specifically mentioned that we had had no provincial championship games in Walsh Park.