Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney pore over the weekend’s hurling at all levels, beginning with Limerick’s hammering of Tipperary, and moving to Galway’s win over Wexford, Dublin almost robbing Kilkenny, and Waterford beating Cork.
The performances of Limerick and Galway in their provincial semi-finals this past weekend have marked them out as heavy favourites to make the All-Ireland final of 2020.
Of course, there is a long way to go, and they have yet to play the Munster and Leinster finals against Waterford and Kilkenny respectively.
On today’s show, we look at how the Treaty managed to run Tipperary off the road in such comprehensive fashion, and what this says about the 2019 All-Ireland champions.
Liam Sheedy is looking to win his third Liam MacCarthy Cup in succession (building on 2010 and 2019) but on each occasions his side has suffered a massive defeat along the way.
Once again, the blue and gold might have to learn the hard way, with Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney shining a light on team selections.
Galway pulverised Wexford at Croke Park as Brian Concannon laid down a marker, with Conor Whelan again looking unstoppable.
Kilkenny went 16 points ahead of Dublin but only just held on at the end, while Mattie Kenny’s men will wonder about their own starting team and tactical decisions.
Waterford got their first championship win since 2017 in a victory against a Cork side that lacked power, though a number of injury issues contributed to that.
We also run through the latest in the Joe McDonagh, Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard, and Lory Meagher Cups.
Video time stamps (approx):
01:00 Limerick masterclass against Tipperary
25:00 Cats survive against Dublin
40:00 Galway back to their best
46:00 Wexford raising the white flag
57:00 Waterford beat Cork
65:00 Joe McDonagh, Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard, Lory Meagher Cups