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Limerick’s smash-mouth hurling | Galway’s fading forces | Deise power-charged | Cats collapse again

Monday Hurling picks over the bones of Waterford’s thrilling All-Ireland SHC semi-final win over Kilkenny, and Limerick edging past Galway

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney pick over the bones of Waterford’s thrilling All-Ireland SHC semi-final win over Kilkenny, and Limerick edging past Galway.

BY SHANE STAPLETON
It was an All-Ireland SHC semi-final weekend that left us more with more questions than answers.

Are Waterford ready to win the Liam MacCarthy Cup for the first time since 1959 — coming off the back of two winless seasons — in Liam Cahill’s maiden season at the helm?

Many believed that one of Brian Cody’s greatest achievements was to lead his current crop to an All-Ireland final in 2019, but what is Kilkenny’s trajectory after their season again ended in a collapse?

How can Limerick dominate so much of their semi-final clash with Galway, yet the game be level going into injury time?

Can Joe Canning absorb the blow of another injury and make it back to his top level for 2021, and is Davy Burke part of Shane O’Neill’s plans based on recent games?

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney pore over all the big hurling stories from the weekend at all grade.

Click play on the video at the top of the page to see the show.

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RESULTS
All-Ireland SHC semi-final 
Limerick 0-27 Galway 0-24
Waterford 2-27 Kilkenny 2-23

Joe McDonagh Cup round 5
Westmeath 1-21 Carlow 2-13
Antrim 2-30 Meath 3-10

Lory Meagher Cup final 
Louth 2-19 Fermanagh 2-8

All-Ireland Senior Camogie semi-final
Kilkenny 2-10 Cork 1-11
Galway 1-11 Tipperary 0-8

Video time stamps (approx):
00:00 Intro and Galway v Limerick review
11:30 Debate: should a sideline be worth two points?
16:00 Should Gearoid Hegarty have been given a red card?
26:00 Will Joe Canning retire?
38:30 Panel members not being allowed attend games
44:30 Waterford v Kilkenny review 50:00 Is the absence of crowds helping the underdogs?
52:30 Kilkenny being left behind physically
57:30 Hurler of the Year discussion
63:00 Should Brian Cody continue on?
72:00 Joe McDonagh and Lory Meagher Cup review

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