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Duine Eile

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Re: Retirements
« Reply #510 on: October 26, 2021, 12:26:37 PM »
Gary O’Donnell the latest Galway player to hang up his boots. Never the most spectacular player but was always a steady influence on the lads around him and good for a score or 2.

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« Reply #511 on: October 26, 2021, 05:29:36 PM »
Very dedicated player for many years, a great servant to Galway football.
Will be interesting to see the make up of the panel for 2022.

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« Reply #512 on: October 26, 2021, 05:40:14 PM »
Gary O’Donnell the latest Galway player to hang up his boots. Never the most spectacular player but was always a steady influence on the lads around him and good for a score or 2.
A disappointing decade for Galway footballers. They never got the formula right. First decade since 1900 that they didn't get to a final.
Medals are often about timing.
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Blowitupref

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« Reply #513 on: October 26, 2021, 06:12:52 PM »



Gary O’Donnell the latest Galway player to hang up his boots. Never the most spectacular player but was always a steady influence on the lads around him and good for a score or 2.
A disappointing decade for Galway footballers. They never got the formula right. First decade since 1900 that they didn't get to a final.
Medals are often about timing.
The start of decade Galway was relegated to Div 2 and would stay there for 6 years.  2009 to 2015 no Connacht title won and shipped some embarrassing defeats in those years.

Under Kevin Walsh some decent progress was made, promoted back to Div 1 and league final appearance in the first year back, led Galway to a couple of Connacht titles and a first All-Ireland semi final for 17 years.

That progress hasn't been built on and have gone backwards now, 3 Connacht finals lost and two of them was became of 2nd half collapses and have fallen back to Division 2. The main question is Padraic Joyce the right manager to bring Galway forward?  Loads of underage talent to work from the U17s reached back to back All-Ireland finals in 2018/19 and the U20s won the All Ireland in 2020 though they'll need top of the range strength and conditioning to get the best of of them at senior level.
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An Fhairche Abu

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Re: Retirements
« Reply #514 on: October 26, 2021, 06:14:14 PM »
Hopefully I'm wrong but have never been as pessimistic about Galway football at Senior IC level, we're going nowhere.

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« Reply #515 on: October 26, 2021, 08:20:44 PM »
Hopefully I'm wrong but have never been as pessimistic about Galway football at Senior IC level, we're going nowhere.

Interesting comment, as you have always been very honest in your comments.
Not sure I would be that pessimistic.
Galway were 5pts up at half-time in connaught final, If Galway had gotten one or two points at beginning of second half it could have been a different story.
Not saying they would have gone much farther, but made Mayo look very uncomfortable in first half.