Cork non-aggression

donal66
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Cork non-aggression

Postby donal66 » Tue May 14, 2019 3:01 pm

We've been accused of above now for many years, both our footballers and hurlers.
No doubt Tipp were at a different aggression level to Cork on Sunday.
I really don't understand that, being beaten by better hurlers after giving 100% is acceptable,
( and Tipp have the better hurlers, but they were the same Tipp hurlers we turned over last year in Thurles ).
Being going out and not giving anywhere near 100% aggression in the cause is totally unacceptable.
Are we gone soft in Cork !
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby tipp-ex » Tue May 14, 2019 6:15 pm

I was at an underage match recently and the referee blew for EVERYTHING, its like a non contact sport now, timber on timber means a free now down here.
We were horsed out of it on Sunday
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby Lurker » Wed May 15, 2019 9:43 am

And Tipp aren't even the benchmark when it comes to physicality. They've been known to be bullied easily enough themselves by the likes of Kilkenny and Galway, probably Limerick now too.
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby Twohands » Wed May 15, 2019 8:19 pm

It’s 15 years since we developed a game plan built to accommodate a set of forwards who were struggling to win their own ball. If 15 years on we still regard one or two ball winners as the most we can hope for in any 15 we’ve got to expect other teams to give us plenty of timber as often as they can. You can only run around the fight so many times before they start to cut you off...
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby Dorcha » Wed May 15, 2019 9:28 pm

There's a photograph in the sports section of Monday's Examiner of Conor Lehane being kick-tripped by Padraic Maher as he tries to run through. Also Shane Kingston was struck on the leg with the hurley by Barrett to trip him as he headed towards goal. If that's what they call aggression, they can keep it.
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby donal66 » Thu May 16, 2019 5:24 am

Hurling is a mans' game, any fella who can't man up with a Cork jersey on just isn't up to it, as we saw last Sunday
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Re: Cork non-aggression

Postby Dorcha » Thu May 16, 2019 10:56 am

I have no problem with "manning up". but hurling - like every other game - has rules, and the players are expected to keep them and the referee to enforce them. If everyone started pushing and dragging and tripping, it would no longer be hurling, but rugby. And even in rugby, you are not allowed to strike an opponent. Striking, according to the rules, is a sending-off offence, and the same referee has twice sent off Seamus Harnedy for that same offence.

Apart from these little incidents, Tipperary were miles quicker to the breaking ball, had far better control of it, fumbled much less, and were stronger in the rucks (which used to be called melees).

You can be more physical without fouling and that is the proper use of aggression in a game.

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