Archive for May 1, 2009

League Final – A Yardstick for Hurling Folk

Posted in Hurling on May 1, 2009 by Imreoir

This weekend’s league final between Tipp and Kilkenny will be used as a yardstick, as to how far the ‘Cats’ are ahead of the chasing pack in the hurling world. Up until this juncture, there has been a massive gulf between the standard bearers and the so called other contenders (Tipp, Galway, Cork, Waterford). But the league can, at times, give some skewed perspectives as to where teams are. Remember Clare in the Loughnane era, their league form was always taken with a grain of salt, due to the happenings at the hill of Crusheen. So it is difficult to say where teams are in their preparation. Continue reading

Congrats to Tipp footballers

Posted in Football on May 1, 2009 by Imreoir

Congrats to the Tipperary Senior Footballers on winning the Division 3 League Final. It was a major achievement and more importantly it was done in style. Pat Spillane mentioning over the airwaves that the best football of the weekend came from the men from the Premier county, now thats a compilment from the ‘great’ one!

It is nicely set up for a good Munster championship for the footballers, Limerick first and then a Munster Final. But its 2003 since they have won a championship match so it would be a major achievement if they were to reach the provincial decider. They get to there, then they’ve nothing to loose.  Here’s hoping!!