Cork Hurlers 2018

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Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:26 pm

New manager. Championship fixtures in Munster

Clare at home
Tipperary away
Limerick at home
Waterford away (where?)
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby westcorkrebel » Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:52 pm

heard nowlan park waterford might use
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby langerinexile » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:53 am

Have they thrown out the arrangements the counties had between themselves or do they just apply in a knock out fixture now. I mean I thought next Munster championship meeting with Tipp would be at home and next with Limerick would be away.

I am not a fan of this new format, for me the Munster Hurling Championship was the best of them all be it hurling or football, it wasn't broken.
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby westcorkrebel » Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:40 pm

langerinexile wrote:Have they thrown out the arrangements the counties had between themselves or do they just apply in a knock out fixture now. I mean I thought next Munster championship meeting with Tipp would be at home and next with Limerick would be away.

I am not a fan of this new format, for me the Munster Hurling Championship was the best of them all be it hurling or football, it wasn't broken.


its a joke but were stuck with it for next three years
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby Turenne » Sun Oct 22, 2017 2:32 am

Browne, O'Donoghue and O'Flynn name dropped by Meyler in the Examiner as lads that need to step up from the U-21.
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby Spongebob » Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:25 pm

langerinexile wrote:Have they thrown out the arrangements the counties had between themselves or do they just apply in a knock out fixture now. I mean I thought next Munster championship meeting with Tipp would be at home and next with Limerick would be away.

I am not a fan of this new format, for me the Munster Hurling Championship was the best of them all be it hurling or football, it wasn't broken.


It was though. The munster hurling championship has been worthless for years. Well, worthless from a Cork perspective. We are used to winning All-Irelands. Provincial championships (given that there are only two anyway and no team is elimnated) are for the likes of Waterford to celebrate. Cork people celebrating a munster championship shows lack of ambition.
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby langerinexile » Mon Oct 23, 2017 11:52 am

Spongebob wrote:
langerinexile wrote:Have they thrown out the arrangements the counties had between themselves or do they just apply in a knock out fixture now. I mean I thought next Munster championship meeting with Tipp would be at home and next with Limerick would be away.

I am not a fan of this new format, for me the Munster Hurling Championship was the best of them all be it hurling or football, it wasn't broken.


It was though. The munster hurling championship has been worthless for years. Well, worthless from a Cork perspective. We are used to winning All-Irelands. Provincial championships (given that there are only two anyway and no team is elimnated) are for the likes of Waterford to celebrate. Cork people celebrating a munster championship shows lack of ambition.


Look the All-Ireland is always the goal, has to be, it's our history. But give me a Munster title over a league title any day of the week. I don't think celebrating a Munster title is a lack of ambition to be perfectly honest. It's not the end game and I would seriously doubt any Cork player who collected their second Munster medal in 3 years are happy with their lot but it is a part of a journey. Over the years I have often felt that the atmosphere at Munster hurling games has been better than those days in Croker. I do wonder is part of that down to the commercialisation of the finals in September.

The atmosphere of the Munster finals of 1999,2000,2014 and 2017 are memories that I make me smile to this day because they are for me great days out.

And yes the Munster final is still there and they shouldn't lose their appeal but I wonder with this system will we still have games like the Cork-Tipp one of this year or are they now lost because you have taken the knock-out element away. What if a team has won their first 3 games and know they are in the final, Do you then 'rest' an entire team before a Munster final. I also don't think it'll draw the numbers they think, more in year 2 and 3 in particular.

Personally I would have preferred to retain Munster as is but have 4 quarter finals instead of the current two with home quarters for Munster and Leinster champions
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby youngbob » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:37 pm

The players got notified last week who will be involved in the upcoming training sessions. Paul Haughney and Luke O Farrell won't be there. At least our S&C team will remain for another season
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby Dorcha » Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:57 pm

youngbob wrote:The players got notified last week who will be involved in the upcoming training sessions. Paul Haughney and Luke O Farrell won't be there. At least our S&C team will remain for another season


I hope this doesn't herald a policy of going for youth simply because it's youth, or city players simply because they are city players, because if Meyler believes that, he believes in magic. Both O'Farrell and Haughney are around 27-28, which is not old in inter-county terms. In spite of being only bit-players over the last two years, I believe they still have something to offer Cork.
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Re: Cork Hurlers 2018

Postby Twohands » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:52 pm

To be fair Dorcha, I don't see Myler being prone to those types of decisions. Always hard on guys to be dropped but if the panel didn't change we'd be going nowhere.

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