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[ # ] Importance of a good League campaign
February 22nd, 2007

Following on from last seasons clean sweep by Kilkenny everyone seems to be realising that a good league campaign is very important for a successful championship season. The rule isn’t 100% hard and fast but by and large over the last few seasons it’s held true. Lets have a look at how the All-Ireland finalists of recent times fared during the league. One thing is pretty clear, each year for the past 6, the All-Ireland champions have either won the league or at least had a great group stage.

2006 Kilkenny beat Cork in the All-Ireland.

  • Kilkenny won the league going undefeated
  • Cork had a mediocre campaign, winning 2, drawing 1 out of 5

2005 Cork beat Galway in the All-Ireland

  • Cork topped group undefeated, winning 5 of 5, but didn’t reach the final
  • Galway won 4 out of 5 group games but didn’t reach final

2004 Cork beat Kilkenny in the All-Ireland

  • Cork topped group undefeated, winning 5 and drawing 1, but didn’t reach the final
  • Kilkenny won 3 and lost 2, didn’t make the knock out

2003 Kilkenny beat Cork in the All-Ireland

  • Kilkenny won the league
  • Cork topped group winning 4 and drawing 1

2002 Kilkenny beat Clare in the All-Ireland

  • Kilkenny won the league
  • Clare won 3 and lost 2 in their group

2001 Tipperary beat Galway in the All-Ireland

  • Tipp won the league
  • Galway were beaten in the semis by Tipp

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[ # 6 ] Pingback from Hurling Blog : Blog Archive : Importance of a good League campagin - Part 2 [February 25, 2007, 6:42 pm]

[...] on from the last post we can go back a few years for more proof of the importance of a good league [...]

[ # 2509 ] Comment from [November 16, 2007, 9:31 am]

Two new studies show why some people are more attractive for members of the opposite sex than others.

The University of Florida, Florida State University found that physically attractive people almost instantly attract the attention of the interlocutor, sobesednitsy with them, literally, it is difficult to make eye. This conclusion was reached by a series of psychological experiments, which were determined by the people who believe in sending the first seconds after the acquaintance. Here, a curious feature: single, unmarried experimental preferred to look at the guys, beauty opposite sex, and family, people most often by representatives of their sex.

The authors believe that this feature developed a behavior as a result of the evolution: a man trying to find a decent pair to acquire offspring. If this is resolved, he wondered potential rivals. Detailed information about this magazine will be published Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

In turn, a joint study of the Rockefeller University, Rockefeller University and Duke University, Duke University in North Carolina revealed that women are perceived differently by men smell. During experiments studied the perception of women one of the ingredients of male pheromone-androstenona smell, which is contained in urine or sweat.

The results were startling: women are part of this repugnant odor, and the other part is very attractive, resembling the smell of vanilla, and the third group have not felt any smell. The authors argue that the reason is that the differences in the receptor responsible for the olfactory system, from different people are different.

It has long been proven that mammals (including human) odor is one way of attracting the attention of representatives of the opposite sex. A detailed article about the journal Nature will publish.

[ # 24220 ] Comment from [April 10, 2010, 3:58 pm]

The more we give of anything, the more we shall get back.

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