Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Redadare
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby Redadare » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:00 pm

Heard Lehane has only 50/50 chance,,Midleton trying everything to get him ready. Fella from Midleton told me he's a load of injuries with that leg since Summer, but he works very hard to get himself ready for game's. They need him real bad,even half fit. I think he's scored 2.30 for them in 4 games so far with dodgy leg,so they haven't much hope without him.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby corkbrian » Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:41 pm

That would help explain why they started and left him in at full forward, when it would have been useful to bring him out the pitch in the second half
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby youngbob » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:36 pm

Conor is carrying an injury all year, he'll be having surgery at the end of the season but he still will start next week. He did very well to mind himself for so long this year. Badly needed for club and county
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby donal66 » Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:40 pm

Imokilly Abu, very strong bench
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby youngbob » Sat Oct 13, 2018 2:49 pm

I heard there is one change from semi for Imokilly
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby tipp-ex » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:44 pm

Imokilly 4-19
Middleton 1-18

Imokilly in cruise control from a long way out. Too much firepower for Middleton who to be fair have it a good rattle in particular coming up to HT.
Harnedy was immense on that half, Paudie Sull still had the silky touches and Bill Cooper was outstanding, how people can question him in a Cork jersey.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby Dorcha » Sun Oct 14, 2018 6:49 pm

Midleton were very disappointing. Their selectors certainly didn’t help with their Davy Fitz-style substitutions. They didn’t start Padraigh Nagle – a half forward; in his place they had wing-back Sean O’Meara playing at corner-forward, on Colm Spillane of all people! They then proceeded to pump endless ball down on top of him. Needless to say, it didn’t turn out well.

Overall they lacked the aggression and sharpness of previous matches. People will say that Imokilly didn’t allow them to play that way, but that is only true in so far as the division put constant pressure on every Midleton player on the ball. The other side of the coin is that Midleton put virtually no pressure on them, so that all they had to do was pick off their points and accept the gift-wrapped goals Midleton gave them, every one of which was because of a failure in the Midleton back line. Midleton’s goal, on the other hand, was scored by sheer grit and determination on the part of Patrick White.

Midieton, by my count, had about nineteen wides in the entire game, thirteen of them in the first half. You can’t do that against any team, let alone against a team with the players of Imokilly’ calibre.. Still, Midleton did get to within two points of them in the second half, before two goals in as many minutes ended any hope they might have had.

Luke O’Farrell, as usual, gave everything he had and was the one player Imokilly couldn’t tame, along with Seadnaidh Smyth at corner back.

Midleton do have some good young players coming through, so there is still some hope for next year, but the team has to be better managed than it was today. Imokilly can have the same players again next year, if they want them.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby Redadare » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:01 pm

A few comments on today's hurling final,,,,,entry fee.....disgraceful, resulted in poor attendance, poor atmosphere. Half that price = twice the crowd. The game itself was enjoyable enough for most part. Big difference ,was goals and Imokilly's ability to take them, which was due mainly to very poor defending by Midleton,, Midleton were in this game for 39 mins but coughed up sloppy goals. The Magpies management will need to have a good look at themselves, didn't react to their half back line being taken out field and leaving their weakest line inside exposed. Taking White off when defence in all sorts of trouble wtf. However ,their biggest failure is not having coached their team on how to link up play, use of possession, pass accurately,best shot option. The team that looked most like a team was the Imokilly side,taken from different clubs and well coached. Sure the have very good players but so had Midleton,but they didn't have a system of play or an ability to do the basics well when needed. The rely on Luke and Conor too much for scores and at the same time they take Luke out to midfield and give limited ball in in front of Conor, makes no sense. I know Conor is carrying injury,but if you put the ball in front of him,he'll score more often than not.
They have a lot to work on next year,but with the right people in place, maybe,just maybe.
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby youngbob » Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:16 pm

tipp-ex wrote:Imokilly 4-19
Middleton 1-18

Imokilly in cruise control from a long way out. Too much firepower for Middleton who to be fair have it a good rattle in particular coming up to HT.
Harnedy was immense on that half, Paudie Sull still had the silky touches and Bill Cooper was outstanding, how people can question him in a Cork jersey.

I'm saying it for a long time Bill Cooper is the heartbeat of every team he plays for beit Youghal Imokilly or Cork. When the chips are down he always delivers. He gave a master display again today. Paudie and Shamie punished were deadly at times even though Paudie could have been more clinical (he still can be a little casual) but his wrist action is a joy to watch. Midleton never got a foothold at any time in the middle of the pitch and that really starved the inside forwards. If Imokilly weren't allowed into this competition Bill, Shamie, Colm and a number of the U21s wouldn't be playing senior till they represent Cork. How could that possibly be good for the rebels. I agree with the others about the high admission fee. On top of that there was a collection at halftime for the camogie players. Have the CCB any shame
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Re: Senior Hurling Championship 2018

Postby donal66 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:50 am

any potential new prospects for the blood + bandage next year !
is luke o'farrell worth a shot again !

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