Ciarán Carey

Ciarán Carey: Players were bamboozled by some of the refereeing

By Ciarán Carey / February 26, 2020 /

LIMERICK hurled very well against Cork. Their ability to keep possession was top class and they showed huge maturity when Shane Kingston got the goal (Cork’s second). They are continuing to stick to the process. They know the opposition is going to have a lot of the ball at different times, but it doesn’t faze…

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Ciaran Carey: More of the same for Limerick against Waterford

By Ciarán Carey / February 12, 2020 /

THIS is a match that I’m really looking forward to. This is going to be Liam Cahill’s first real test as Waterford manager. The win over Cork was great and they also beat Westmeath, but Cahill will use Saturday as a fair barometer as to where Waterford hurling is at the moment. Obviously, he will…

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"Limerick were able to find grass and space with ease"

By Ciarán Carey / February 5, 2020 /

Having looked at Limerick in their first two games of the National Hurling League the only area that John Kiely will be honing in on is their mental attitude and the top two inches. Obviously, they were lacking that in the first half against Tipperary, second half very good. Last Sunday against Galway they laid…

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Three or four new players key to Limerick’s evolution

By Ciarán Carey / January 29, 2020 /

If you are going to get put in a display like Limerick did against Tipperary, you would hope that it would be in your first league game. It’s a bit like the old cliché “it was a game of two halves”. Both teams made a lot of unforced errors. When Limerick are on it, scoring…

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LISTEN: Ciarán Carey "Limerick are going to get a right test on Saturday"

By Ciarán Carey / January 22, 2020 /

WITHOUT a doubt Limerick v Tipperary is a big game, but with no relegation, I see both the teams possibly doing a bit of experimenting. I’d imagine both teams will throw out three or four newcomers. They’ve a fair idea of the league what it’s all about after last year, but having said that, if…

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LISTEN: Tipperary are worthy champs but system needs to change

By Ciarán Carey / August 22, 2019 /

Winning the All-Ireland is a huge achievement for that Tipperary team. Bringing my mind back to the Munster Final at the Gaelic Grounds, you certainly wouldn’t have predicted that Tipperary would go on and win the All-Ireland. How wrong we were if we were thinking that and I certainly would have been one of those…

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“Kilkenny are a far stronger side than last year” – Ciarán Carey

By Ciarán Carey / July 16, 2019 /

Cork have a lot of nice hurlers, but they fail at the art of defending and it cost them again on Sunday. Ultimately, they were weak in defence and not enough of their big guns showed up on the day. The problems of last year too came up again, their bench. You can’t depend on…

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This was the best that I have seen from this team

By Ciarán Carey / July 4, 2019 /

Anybody that was in the LIT Gaelic Grounds on Sunday saw history being made again. This crop of players started their history last year and I have a funny feeling that they are going to continue to make history. The display that I saw on Sunday has to go down as the best that I…

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Lack of consistency cost us against Tipperary

By Ciarán Carey / June 20, 2019 /

Tactically, Tipperary nailed us. I also think that a four point loss was flattering to Limerick. Within the first 10 minutes, Tipp had an opportunity of scoring 2-3 and they didn’t take it. They went fairly direct and their goalkeeper was outstanding with his puckouts. Most of them were route one and were clearing the…

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LISTEN: Confident Limerick head to Thurles after demolishing Clare

By Ciarán Carey / June 13, 2019 /

Limerick’s attitude when they hit the field against Clare was where you would have expected it to be. They gave an exhibition, as a team, and as a squad. The most pleasing aspect for me was that it was the nearest team to an actual team performance that you will get. Every line acquitted themselves…

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