Limerick GAA 2019, the drive for five


#441

Its a great pity. A lot of my family went there. It was steeped in hurling. Hopefully it gets going again.


#442

Feel free to disagree with me by all means. You are the only one with a bitter and personal agenda that abuses players.

I think there is a lot more to come from Flanagan, (that’s praise by the way). He had a mixed championship, he was outstanding in one game and very good in the final, the other games not so much (that’s balance). A very good season overall considering where he came from (praise).

It’s odd that it offends you that I don’t have a weird fanboy obsession with him like you do.


#443

nah, there isn’t enough hurling in that part of the City and the country lads won’t be going in there with all the secondary schools around now.

It was a great school, with all the roasters and townies mixing in and making the best of it. The education wasn’t great but the schooling was unrale


#444

Not at all. I don’t have any obsession with him. I simply think it’s unfair you apply different standards to certain players based on the club they hurl for. It deeply sickens me in fact.


#445

Christ I threw my head on the pillow for an hour and wake up to 60 extra posts. Any of ye cunts doing a stroke of work today


#446

It’s Friday.


#447

Grand so. Work away


#448

I’ll be calling omertà on this shit very soon.


#449

Whats a work?


#450

what’s your angle here?

Are you saying it’s a City Clubs vs County Clubs thing?

Or a Senior clubs vs Junior Clubs thing?

Or a NAP club vs Everyone else club thing?


#451

if it was in the bed, I’d sleep on the floor


#452

You wouldn’t kick a football if it was in your way you lazy bollox :grinning:


#453

It’s Flanagan Friday


#454

AC is Flanagan :eek:


#455

He wouldn’t want to be drug tested so :smile:


#456

Good Lord, the exchanges!

My tuppence worth:

Flanagan is a work in progress. We would not have won the All-Ireland without him. He has brilliant spatial awareness, excellent workrate and plays with his head up. His hands aren’t the quickest but he compensates for it in the above ways. He is absolutely central to the way this team plays and I think he has the potential to get even better. He’ll never be the type of guy who’ll go out and score 3-5 for you, though.

The skill v workrate thing is largely bunk. You won’t win an All-Ireland with a team of mullockers or equally a team of dazzlers. You need a mix of both and every team has them. It’s getting the right mix relevant to the players at your disposal that counts.

Galway being tired due to an extra game is also nonsense. They didn’t have to play a game of consequence until the Leinster Final and breezed through the round robin with hammerings of Offaly and Wexford, a comprehensive win over Kilkenny and a game of ping-pong in a dead rubber against Dublin. The Munster teams had to go to the wire every week and it was no coincidence that the three who qualified from the province all made the AI semi-finals. I expect this year to be similar. Everyone in Leinster will hammer Carlow, Kilkenny and Galway will qualify comfortably and the Wexford v Dublin game will decide the other spot. Munster is impossible to call.

Any team needs its share of good fortune to win an All-Ireland and we had plenty of it this year. That’s hurling, though. It’s predictable to a reasonable extent but it’s the little intangibles that ultimately add up to success.


#457

Flanagan is very unusual in the fact he’s great vision but struggled to readjust his hands a lot of the time.


#458

FFS lads yere all getting worked up about Limerick,it’ll be all over as soon as Cork get a hold of ye,so hold off on the post mortems until then, honestly believe it,ye were superb last time out,but our forwards died last 5m,say ye were very well conditioned,we bloody weren’t,we weren’t prepared for the long haul,p.s. a a Munster man I rooted for Limerick after that,and didn’t mind ye getting Liam ( on loan)


#459

Literally, he didn’t.


#460

It’s actually not that uncommon. A lot of very effective players have the same trait, From a Limerick point of view, David Breen and James Ryan were prime examples.

What tends to happen is that an awful lot of the good things that these players do goes largely unseen. Flanagan is a little more high-profile in terms of the gameplan, granted. I spent a lot of the Kilkenny game watching him off the ball and he torments defences by dragging them around even though he mightn’t be immediately involved in the play.