Waterford v Kilkenny, 9 August 2015

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2 thoughts on “Waterford v Kilkenny, 9 August 2015

  1. LARRY

    waterfords mindset —-hasnt changed.
    one min 20 secs into this game mce shanahan neatly latches on to a ball inside his marker 25 yds from goal made some ground only goalie to beat—-what does he do ?–takes the easy option -over the bar —-15 mins and 28 secs later tg reid gets exactly the same chance after a stupid mistake by coughlan what does he do — go for the juglar -goal–gamechanger example (1) MINDSET–THAT GAME WAS ONLY OVER WHEN SOME WATERFORD PEOPLE WERE HERALDING ALL CONCERNED AS HEROES !!!—-BEATEN HEROES –we had now got beaten by 5 points in a MUNSTER FINALby tipp—-beaten by 6 points in an all-ireland semi-final by kilkenny and everyones a hero ?????i had watched players and management being paraded in public at a race meeting –all waffling –to an embarrassed public about the fantastic year we had –when oh when are we going to stop patting ourselves on the back every time we get beaten ??
    if kilkenny had suffered the comparable defeats in a leinster final and all-ireland semi -final players or management wouldnt be seen in public for 6 months EXAMPLE (2) MINDSET
    UNTIL OUR MINDSET CHANGES WERE GOING NO PLACE
    my view is waterford hurling is destroyed —-destroyed by a system thats never going to work against top teams —– it cant GER LOUGHNANE famously said this year –the fellow who invented the -sweeper system should be arrested —-im adding to that and saying he should be locked as well.Basically what the sweeper system is saying to the oppostition is look —-we know we cant beat ye —but wel hold ye as long as we can —–how many times this year did we see 2 and 3 forwards in the last 10 minutes battling to try and get scores off 6 defenders —a typical example being the munster final 43,000 people turned up for that game biggest crowd in years but it totally lacked atmosphere due to boring tactics particularly in the last 15 mins —it was like watching paint dry PAT SPILLANE famously spoke about NORTHERN “PUKE FOOTBALL” well we mightnt be there yet BUT WE ARE A LONG WAY DOWN THE ROAD OF WATERFORD PUKE HURLING—–SWEEPERS should be for council workers –hurling should be about –speed –skill –pace –speed of striking — support play — high catching first touch — ball control and its in this area management and players should be putting all there energy in the training fields and forget about sweepers system —
    for the record the team that got nearest to beating kilkenny in a championship match in normal time since 1959 was michael ryans great effort in thurles in 2013 when the teams ended level in normal time team and scorers on THAT NIGHT was
    1-stephen okeeffe
    2shane fives
    3liam lawlor
    4 noelie connors
    5jamie nagle
    6 brick walshe
    7kevin moran
    8 richie foley
    9 daragh fives
    10 jake dillon
    11seamus pendergast
    12 shane o sullivan
    13 jamie barron
    14 mce shanahan
    15 brian osullivan
    scorers ray barry 1.3 jake dillon 1.2 d fives 0-3 richie foley 0-1 jamie barron 0-1
    brian osullivan 0-1jamie nagle free s pender 0-1
    ironcally in his wisdom mcgrath pre-maturally brought down the guillitane on one third of that team that performed so heroically that night which caused widespread outrage among waterford supporters at the time ie liam lawlor richie foley jamie nagle ray barry brian o sullivan
    THE BIG QUESTION REMAINS —HAVE WE MADE PROGRESS SINCE ====IF ITS MEASURED FROM THE OUTRAGEOUSLY STUPID TEAM HE PICKED TO PLAY WEXFORD IN NOWLAN PARK AND THE DEBACLE THAT FOLLOWED I WOULD SAY — YES —-ON THE OTHER HAND IF ITS MEASURED AGAINST THE 2013 GAME VERSUS KILKENNY IN THURLES IT HAS TO BE DEFINATELY NO AS A MATTER OF FACT WEVE GONE BACK WARDS TO A SYSTEM THAT CANNOT WORK AND IS BORING TO WATCH THATS STYFLING NATURAL ABILITY AND FLAIR AND IT WILL KILL THE BEAUTIFUL GAME OF HURLING
    L POWER

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