Minor & U17 Hurling Championships 2017


#971

The refs performance in the first game was poor. That’s all I’m going to say. There wasn’t much he could do for the final as we were by far the better team. Having said all that, this is one of the better Wexford underage teams In a long time.


#972

hard to judge blitzes anyway . But it’s better to be doing well in them then not . The form lines aren’t usually way off either at minor


#973

Midleton CBS have 4 players on Cork minors - some presence . That will only get bigger when the school develops the land purchased from Irish Distillers - circa 30 acres . The 4 boys play for different clubs as well. I’ll still be hoping Galway win though …


#974

Middleton has grown a lot in the last 10 years, almost like a suburb of the city now with the train line open


#975

That school used to win the harty cup quite regularly did it not ? Cork has always been strong when it’s schools are going well


#976

You’re right , it did , but it lost its lustre as s really big name - some players were enticed to other schools - if the school make it easy to get to and from the new grounds they will attract a lot more. CBC picking up players as well . Midleton cbs have a brand new secondary school - which turns some heads .


#977

Galway leaked two rotten goals but they’re still in with a chance.


#978

Incredible standard. As physical as most senior games. We’ve a bit to go to reach that level


#979

Great game in fairness


#980

How did the referee not give Cork a free and a yellow card for that high challenge


#981

If senior is as good we’re in for a treat


#982

MIdleton CBS have lost half of East Cork pickwise since the 90s. Still a strong pick but not as big as the likes of Thurles/ASR etc.

Ultimately there are so many secondary schools throughout Cork the hurling pick is spread over too many schools.


#983

More importantly he disallowed a perfectly good goal for Cork.

TBH though 4-5 of the Cork lads weren’t up to par.


#984

Some big men on both teams.


#985

The referee made it and allowed the physicality. IMO that is the way hurling should be played not blowing the whistle every minute like the Dublin Cork game. Fair play galway - they got the match ups right and cut the supply/ stopped quality ball into Cork’s inside forwards with hard tackling on Cork’s backs and midfield. Galways forwards could win their own ball too!


#986

Agree about the ref. One of the best I’ve seen.


#987

Does anyone know why the Cork goal was disallowed? Square ball hardly, he was outside when the ball was pucked (or us that only a football rule).


#988

Football rule!


#989

Football only. It was a nailed on square ball.


#990

So was one of Canning’s goals.