Lars Corbett: Banners made of forged steel return and Claire’s class in Munster finals

I’ll admit it: I thought Claire would take an easy win against Wexford tomorrow. But in the end, it proved to be an almighty struggle.

that reason? Wexford clarified and did it well. He closed Tony Kelly, played the sweeper, used the ball skillfully and exposed the weaknesses of Claire’s full-back line.

Putting a man-marker on Kelly meant that the main threat was under constant pressure as he got on the ball, the sweeper going his way and often a third man as well. But Kelly still tried to escape through the brick wall. It was not working.

But after 50 minutes he understood the key to those situations. If two boys are marking you, it means there must be someone else.

Before it was too late, Claire began to take advantage of it, with a Wexford six. In the last 15 minutes he scored as much as he did in the last 50. Kelly realized he couldn’t do it all on his own.

He took two balls, handed them over and it made two scores. What usually happens in such scenarios is that when you don’t think so much about scoring, and become a team player, the ball starts falling right for you. This was the case with Kelly in the last 10 minutes.

The return goes to show the class that Claire is in. With their backs to the wall, Kelly and Shane O’Donnell put the puzzle together, figuring out how to win.

I think the steel came from the way he performed in the Munster final. When you lose a game like this, knowing you’re good enough to win should give you conviction, aggression, and energy.

The next team you play should always pay the price, and Wexford paid it in the end.

They came close to the upset, but their shortfall was because Claire was leading the scoring when it was counted. It got them on the day when things were going wrong.

For Cork and Galway, before the game I expected Galway to prevail as they have two good performances out of every three. Cork’s hit rate was closer to one in two. As it turned out, both sides had an off-color day.

Somehow, after being completely out for 25 minutes, Galway went 2-6 to 0-7. It was close to the color of his white jersey with a cork finishing that was expected of the Rebel forward.

Cork threw the match. He had no faith. He had 12 wides, in which three goals were wasted. In my experience, when it’s not flowing for a team – conceding soft goals with a wide count – they have to go back to the KISS principle: Keep it simple.

Stop shooting from 90 yards. Stop going for side-line cuts.

Cork did not, and as a result they were five down at half-time instead of leading six. Eventually, it decided.

Galway, to its credit, worked hard the entire time. But Conor Whelan continues to carry a lot of burden in his forward line. They won, but other than Whelan, they didn’t really do well.

What we do know is that in Jack Grealish, Padraic Manion, Gyroid McInerney and Burks, they have physical, solid, experienced defenders who deliver. The through goal was to win the match when Deathy Burke intervened to stop Seamus Harnady.

It lies ahead for Galway, but questions remain.

Tomorrow’s action leaves us on the run to Liam McCarthy at four. But Claire and Galway just can’t relax. We’ll have to wait for The Sunday Game tonight to decide who is to be suspended for the semi-finals.

In a shocking coincidence, the older, crazed, wounded innocence that is Desi Cahill was talking to her. Irish independent His earlier this month about his “disappointing” and saying that The Sunday Game is “how to change.”

Poor Desi and the producers are under so much pressure because of so many matches and so little time.

Well, remarkably, the self-appointed custodians of Hurling’s values ​​in the production team found time to show a completely out-of-context, magnified clip of Rory Hayes and Peter Duggan in slow motion after the Munster finals—Clerman had a Given the week in the doc, to be released technically only on Thursday. One solution to the issues Dassey addressed was to organize two Sunday Game events.

But there is another solution: take less than what you have now.

As my fellow Thurles man Pat Short once said in Killinsuckly: “If there’s one thing worse, it’s the crowd upstairs at Rte.”