Cork Hurlers - Part 2

Our first touch will have to be spot on. Any fumble or hesitation and Cork player will be swarmed by Limerick lads who are expert in turning the ball over. Need to play in very quick and accurate ball to forwards and hopefully give them that bit of space to operate against the opponent.

As you say, our work rate will have to be off the charts but if we try and goe toe to toe v Limerick in a battle, we're gone!
You have to go toe to toe with Limerick in order to win. You match them in the rucks, tackling closing down etc and then you earn the right to beat them with skill speed and accuracy if you are lucky enough to have those attributes.
 
My team for Sunday
  1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  2. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)
  3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
  4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra) Captain
  5. Eoin Downey (Glen Rovers)
  6. Ciarán Joyce (Castlemartyr)
  7. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  8. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
  9. Tim O’Mahoney (Newtownshandrum)
  10. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
  11. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
  12. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  13. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  14. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
  15. Brian Hayes (St Finbarrs

I would equally be happy with
  • Shane Barrett
  • Shane Kingston
Instead of Hayes ststarting.y
Conor Cahalane over Darragh Fitzgibbon based on what?
That starting forward line wouldn't score enough to keep us in the game. We'd be way too dependent on Hoggy for scores.
 
100%
The majority of our players have neither the size nor the muscle to equal Limerick, we're stronger physically than we were but they are still the bigger beasts!
We absolutely need to work like dogs but that doesn't equal battering off of Limerick players for 75 minutes.
Need to have strategies that take us out of that direct hit combat zone as much as possible.
What they might be I'll leave to minds better versed than mine.
Ah stop ffs
Tipp are only a handy sized team with only 6 months s/c behind them and they fcuked into them from the off
We must try the same or this could be over early
Start our best 15 and fcuk this shit of sparing men til the last 15 min
 
I've never gone to the Gaelic Grounds for a match. I can't leave Cork city until after 12.30 on Sunday. Just wondering how long is the drive likely to be with match traffic and, arriving late, how far from the stadium will I have to park? Any advice gratefully received....
 
Could we see Eoin Downey full back on Flanagan? He did very well against him in the league but the league is a completely different animal to knock out championship hurling. I've a feeling he'll come in for Tommy. We can't have Hoggy and Seamie inside in a two man full forward line. Hoggy needs a speedster to compliment him.

Also, I'd love to see us go direct and lump a high ball into the square the odd time. Seamie causes any defence huge problems at the edge of the square when it's hit in long.
 
My team for Sunday
  1. Patrick Collins (Ballinhassig)
  2. Niall O’Leary (Castlelyons)
  3. Damien Cahalane (St Finbarr’s)
  4. Sean O’Donoghue (Inniscarra) Captain
  5. Eoin Downey (Glen Rovers)
  6. Ciarán Joyce (Castlemartyr)
  7. Robert Downey (Glen Rovers)
  8. Brian Roche (Bride Rovers)
  9. Tim O’Mahoney (Newtownshandrum)
  10. Declan Dalton (Fr O’Neills)
  11. Seamus Harnedy (St Ita’s)
  12. Luke Meade (Newcestown)
  13. Conor Cahalane (St Finbarrs)
  14. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)
  15. Brian Hayes (St Finbarrs

I would equally be happy with
  • Shane Barrett
  • Shane Kingston
Instead of Hayes starting.
AGAIN you need a half forward line capable of winning primary possession and a Full forward line that will stop runners. why are fellas still creeping back to a sweeper! This have never worked and will not work against Limerick.
 
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