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#9780

I understand that, I mean that is the team that I’ve been saying will start and it is the one I expect.

But it’s still a good bit out to be 100% certain, even for the manager himself.

That’s only 9 subs- there should be a half-back there, O’Loughlin/O’Meara and maybe Richie Mac too?

The interesting part would be DOD considered as a midfielder over Malachy & WOD; considering all the hurling he’s done this year so far was at centre-forward. Personally, I’ve always felt that midfield is the worst of Malachy’s main positions. At the start of the year, I would have favoured him over POL & WOM in the half-back line.


#9781

Yeah, I edited that after realising it was only 9.

Will O’Donoghue has come into the reckoning at half back. Was one of the few bright lights in the recent challenge against Dublin. Both Richie and Mike Casey may well be named as subs and J. Kiely has great time for Barry O’Connell too.

As much as a manager might like to pick on form, the first game of the 4-game series is the only one you’ll have time to plan for. That’s why I feel the team for the Tipp game has been settled for a while. Injuries, possible suspensions and loss of form may all play a part. Upwards of 27-28 players will see gametime during this Munster championship.


#9782

I’d be very surprised if either reidy or o Connell aren’t ahead of the likes of downes on the subs bench.


#9783

Ah yeah; I’ve seen it happen like that before. In my experience, what usually happens is all the great ideas that you have planned out in your head, and the meticulous planning for the week ahead crumble by half-time in the first game :joy: I’m sure it’s different at the highest level though.

I know the NaP lads rate WOD as a centre-back quite highly, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen him play wing-back or would even have considered him.

I really hope BOC gets in, he’s been playing the best hurling of his career over the past 18 months imo, but Pat Simon/Dowling/Murphy/Nash/Dempsey/Reidy is serious competition. Some players will get a chance due to injury/suspension as you say, and will have the chance to seize it and maybe seal up a spot.


#9784

I really like O’Connell and was surprised he didn’t get a run at half back last year, more surprised he was dropped altogether.


#9785

Any chance Dowling wont make the match day squad?


#9786

No


#9787

If Casey was fit he probably wouldn’t.


#9788

Bullshit


#9789

You were telling us downes would start and he isnt in the 24. If Casey was fit it would probably be a decision between Dempsey and Dowling. It’s quite possible nash has moved ahead of Dowling at 14.


#9790

You’re full of shit, zero chance that Dowling isn’t in tne match squad, not a fucking hope


#9791

This is a gift for my LK friends.

Back Seamie Callanan for MOTM asap. He is going to do untold. Price is decent now so get on. :wink::+1:


#9792

It’s unlikely now with Casey injured. The fact he’s a good a freetaker will always count in his favour.


#9793

On a separate note, Na Piarsaigh are looking for a new Bar Manager.
Full time position.

Anybody interested?


#9794

Seriously mate, it’s ridiculous to suggest that Dowling isn’t in a current matchday squad no matter who is or isn’t available


#9795

@Robert_Emmet


#9796

All nap players were at massive disadvantage due to their involvement with the club all Ireland series.


#9797

Obviously, but what sort of dope of a manager would go into a vital championship match without his most obvious gamechanger


#9798

I doubt it, what do you think?


#9799

Ah now lads, even if Casey was available; Dowling would certainly be on the bench. I would say that it’s Reidy that he’s in competition with really. Maybe Dempsey at a push.