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#9820

It doesn’t matter a fuck where any player is from, and I’m pretty sure Kiely thinks that too.

But you’re right, of course in that Dowling doesn’t really fit in as a starter in the way that we have been playing in 2018, from January right through to the Tipp League game. Personally, if there was an injury to a couple of players, I could maybe see him starting at 11 but I’d much prefer him as a sub; he will cause havoc. In the 3 League matches worth anything though, Flanagan has been really really good, he’s fitted in so well; I wouldn’t have predicted that at the start of the year.

But yeah… there’s been a lot of talk about one player, Shane Dowling. This is a serious Limerick team, all over the pitch. We’re ready for Tipp.


#9821

Mate, seriously now, what I said back in December was during a throwaway discussion, it was December ffs sake,

I’ve stated my reasons, I still think at least 5 different NaP players will start games this year
But I am 100% neutral, I might not be as familiar as others but I’ll call it as I see it, you couldn’t be asking me to stay away from one of the best threads on the web?


#9822

The first thing I’d look for next Sunday is if every player is 100 percent fit, if every lad is working his bolox off to hook, block and fight for every single ball. After that you can’t complain too Much. For too often in Limerick we glorify lads with ability unwilling to prepare themselves properly and unwilling to work in the team. That’s what makes the likes of Kyle Hayes and Hegarty special for me.


#9823

I don’t hear any undercurrent from people wanting Flanagan dropped. If you look at teams picked here most people have him in. Of the starting forwards from the league Murphy is the one most people think will struggle to make the team.


#9824

The question is why do people want murphy dropped? He’s a low profile, he isn’t in the papers looking for attention, he’s industrious and he’s very skillful. He’s been given his chance and taken it. Yet you’ve lads looking for him to disregarded for people who’ve had umpteen chances over the last five years and never took their chances.


#9825

I’ve great time for him but he doesn’t score. I wouldn’t be starting him personally because of that


#9826

It sounds like you have a strong source within the panel pal,the confidence is bursting through your last few posts!


#9827

Based on our league performances you could only be very positive. For the first time in years you are expecting a performance not hopeful of one.


#9828

No source really, certainly no inside track but I’ve bumped into a few panellists/backroom types over the last week or so and they seem quietly confident.

I mean, obviously it would be a serious worry if they didn’t think they could win but the air of quiet assurance has really impressed me and by all accounts, they’re training very well. And if they feel they’re going better than they were in the League, that can only be a good thing.


#9829

Indeed,I see the Tipp lads over on Premier view are looking to put Limerick hurling back in our box,they had best mind their fingers in trying to do so.


#9830

James McGrath the ref next Sunday.


#9831

Meeeeeeehh


#9832

A free flowing timber fest so


#9833

Must set up an account over there and wind the fuck out of some of those conts over there.


#9834

If we base everything on league form, then the NaP lads havent a hope. The current structure forced Kiely to plan for the league without them and build his style of play to suit what he had at the time.

I would personally make every effort to start Shane Dowling. I think he is as close to a proven inter-county performer as Limerick have, but I can see why Kiely might not. Flanagan has been excellent in the league and is in flying form.

However, were we to face a situation of being 5-6 points down with a quarter of an hour to go, there’s no current Limerick hurler I’d rather spring from the bench than Dowling. I think it’s madness to even consider not having him on the match-day panel.


#9835

Dowling will be a great impact sub.


#9836

Hell get his twenty minutes if we’re in trouble. For Sure.


#9837

:joy::joy:


#9838

They’re going to bate ye up & down the Ennis Road :sunglasses:


#9839

I haven’t seen anyone suggest Flanagan be dropped for this game, or Dan Morrissey. The young lad is demented. It’s also mad to suggest that there are no players starting based on reputation, there are players whose form has been indifferent to downright poor all league who are starting. They have the talent though and have performed in the past so the hope/expectation is they’ll step up for championship.