Cork Hurlers - Part 2

I really hope so. We need All Star form from Coleman, Fitzgibbon and Joyce and our lot will improve. S&C development is critical.
Marks positioning will be very interesting. I felt (a bit like TOC v Clare last year) he was being exposed under high ball a few years ago and he’d be better off at 8 or 11, but the game has changed drastically since then, now wing backs are left free when the ball is on the opposite wing, which would suit Mark down to the ground. He does need to bulk up, which he has, and bring a more aggressive approach to his game

Darragh is the same, brilliant hurler and athlete but he plays on the edges of the game and can drift out of the game for long periods. But he is vital to us succeeding. I’d play him at 11
 
Marks positioning will be very interesting. I felt (a bit like TOC v Clare last year) he was being exposed under high ball a few years ago and he’d be better off at 8 or 11, but the game has changed drastically since then, now wing backs are left free when the ball is on the opposite wing, which would suit Mark down to the ground. He does need to bulk up, which he has, and bring a more aggressive approach to his game

Darragh is the same, brilliant hurler and athlete but he plays on the edges of the game and can drift out of the game for long periods. I’d play him at 11
I agree with both your observations here. I’m very interested to see what time Ben Cunningham gets. For me he’s a natural replacement for Harnedy when he retires so will be good to see if he starts driving on at senior level.
 
I was told exactly that at a fitzgibbon cup match in mary I in 2016/7(almost sure of the yr) by a galway man mary I were playing nuig. His exact words were limerick have loads of good hurlers but none outstanding I probably agreed with him at the time.

I or none of my friends are thinking that way I think we'll be close but nothing guaranteed.
Personally I think cork are our biggest threat. I guess time will tell.
Limerick have another few years left at the top table I fear
 
Marks positioning will be very interesting. I felt (a bit like TOC v Clare last year) he was being exposed under high ball a few years ago and he’d be better off at 8 or 11, but the game has changed drastically since then, now wing backs are left free when the ball is on the opposite wing, which would suit Mark down to the ground. He does need to bulk up, which he has, and bring a more aggressive approach to his game

Darragh is the same, brilliant hurler and athlete but he plays on the edges of the game and can drift out of the game for long periods. But he is vital to us succeeding. I’d play him at 11
Physically we’re galaxies away from Limerick
Pity
 
I agree with both your observations here. I’m very interested to see what time Ben Cunningham gets. For me he’s a natural replacement for Harnedy when he retires so will be good to see if he starts driving on at senior level.
Fitzy roving at 11 with Deccie, Seamus & Tim in the half foward line with Robbie and Hoggy or Connolly inside is a salivating thought to me.

Ben C has to be given plenty of game time in the league because 1) he has it and 2) it’s the one area we lack depth is replacements at half foward. Ben could do real damage in the last 20 minutes of championship games this year and along with Diarmuid Healy are the future 10 & 12
 
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That’s our problem We’ve not got any outstanding players

Horgan and Harnedy are multiple All Star recipients.
Coleman and Fitzgibbon also have All Stars.
Joyce is a two time nominee for Young Hurler of the year.

All outstanding players in my book.

In July 2018 how many Limerick players would you have considered as outstanding?

Personally I know back then I would have considered none of them outstanding at that time. Possibly Seamus Hickey but his best days were gone by then. They were an up and coming team that possibly had a decent future ahead of them. But then again so did the Limerick team of the early noughties.

Cork are somewhere similar now. We have a good conveyor belt of talent coming through. Up to Pat Ryan and Co to harness it. Hope they learned from last year, went toe to toe v Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds and beaten on the day by a point, no disgrace in that. The day in Ennis cost us getting out of the group last year in my opinon. Felt the management fouled up that day. But good managers learn from mistakes so we see what Pat Ryan is made of this year.
 
Horgan and Harnedy are multiple All Star recipients.
Coleman and Fitzgibbon also have All Stars.
Joyce is a two time nominee for Young Hurler of the year.

All outstanding players in my book.

In July 2018 how many Limerick players would you have considered as outstanding?

Personally I know back then I would have considered none of them outstanding at that time. Possibly Seamus Hickey but his best days were gone by then. They were an up and coming team that possibly had a decent future ahead of them. But then again so did the Limerick team of the early noughties.

Cork are somewhere similar now. We have a good conveyor belt of talent coming through. Up to Pat Ryan and Co to harness it. Hope they learned from last year, went toe to toe v Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds and beaten on the day by a point, no disgrace in that. The day in Ennis cost us getting out of the group last year in my opinon. Felt the management fouled up that day. But good managers learn from mistakes so we see what Pat Ryan is made of this year.
Hopefully it’ll work out for us within 2 years
Pity Hoggie won’t be there
 
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