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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 04, 2019, 10:09:30 AM »
Looking like Conroy is the only midfielder out of 6 available for selection. Which basically means no midfielders fit. Has to be advantage Mayo, they have injuries themselves but at least aren't so clustered in one area. Add Comer and Bradshaw to that and things looks very grim

Seamie O'Shea, Tom Parsons, Mattie Ruane, Diarmuid O'Connor - that's a fair midfield cluster!

Fair enough. I wasn't counting DOC as a midfielder but I suppose currently he is. AOS and Vaughan is a perfectly fine intercounty midfield, with SOS to come on. Certainly good enough that Galway will have to go short on their own and probably concede the Mayo kickout unless the injury situation changes

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:07:31 AM »
Looking like Conroy is the only midfielder out of 6 available for selection. Which basically means no midfielders fit. Has to be advantage Mayo, they have injuries themselves but at least aren't so clustered in one area. Add Comer and Bradshaw to that and things looks very grim

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 03, 2019, 05:32:10 PM »
Tom Flynn and Gareth Bradshaw the latest injury concerns for Galway, no end to the injuries for either side by the looks of things.

Don’t believe half them at all

Flynn was 100% injured post Connacht final and Bradshaw didn't play in club championship last week. We have the world and his mother telling us how unlucky Mayo are with 4-5 injuries, yet when the Galway ones are mentioned its all smokescreen and mirrors. Was the same prior to the Connacht final, yet lo and behold, they all turned out to be injured

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:49:59 PM »
It will be the end of the line for Walsh if Galway lose, Galway certainly won't be rocked by any retirements after the game so not sure what McStay is on about; Bradshaw the only one at retirement age.

Yeah first thing I noticed from that. Galway lose and Walsh is almost certainly gone but they will hardly lose anyone to retirement. It's a fairly young squad still. Maybe Bradshaw or O'Donnell but you'll find plenty who think there are better players waiting in the wings for them anyway at this stage.

Yeah I saw that two and thought it was a bit lazy. Good chance the oldest Galway player starting on Sat could be Flynn at age 27, if he makes it. There's noone bar Bradshaw or O'D even close to retirement age

It's not relating to age. It's about attitude
If Galway lose to Mayo it means it's a losing dressing room

The hurlers had exactly the same problem in 2011. I think Mayo may have had as well the year before, actually. When did ye lose to Longford in round 1 of the QFs? ?
Galway hurlers dropped a load of senior players and brought in the core of an all ireland winning u 21 team. they got to the AIF the following year. Mayo did too
 
Galway eventually won the all Ireland in 2017. Unfortunately Mayo did not.

What on earth are you talking about? McStay predicted multiple Galway retirement if they lose. We're merely pointing out that few of the players are near retirement whatsoever. The management situation is seperate

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 02, 2019, 01:30:01 PM »
It will be the end of the line for Walsh if Galway lose, Galway certainly won't be rocked by any retirements after the game so not sure what McStay is on about; Bradshaw the only one at retirement age.

Yeah first thing I noticed from that. Galway lose and Walsh is almost certainly gone but they will hardly lose anyone to retirement. It's a fairly young squad still. Maybe Bradshaw or O'Donnell but you'll find plenty who think there are better players waiting in the wings for them anyway at this stage.

Yeah I saw that two and thought it was a bit lazy. Good chance the oldest Galway player starting on Sat could be Flynn at age 27, if he makes it. There's noone bar Bradshaw or O'D even close to retirement age

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 01, 2019, 04:53:07 PM »
Any truth in the rumours about the additions to the Galway panel?

You just seeing these on HS or somewhere more eh..substantiating!?

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 01, 2019, 04:21:20 PM »
Seen that reported in the Telegraph, Galway county board just as bad as their Mayo counterparts if that's the case.

Don't think that's the case, was tweeted that galway agreed from some well connected Galway GAA sorts and multiples have said that Horan himself disagreed

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:26:01 PM »
So Daithí Burke is at a loose end for the rest of the summer, wonder what are the chances????

He'll be on the first flight to America tomorrow morning id imagine

Doubtful considering he has a full time job and a club championship to play in, besides isn't there some rule in place now that once you play championship you can't play in America?

That only applies to NY, Boston and Chi sill get early exiting championship players out and obviously he could play both codes. Comment was tongue in cheek, although it wouldn't fully surprise me at the same time given the nature of that 'job'  ;) no chance of the footballers anyway, from half knowing him when a bit younger he'll be looking forward to the summer off. Maybe they could all do with it in a way, been a fair stretch for them since 2014

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 15, 2019, 09:13:00 PM »
So Daithí Burke is at a loose end for the rest of the summer, wonder what are the chances????

He'll be on the first flight to America tomorrow morning id imagine

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 12, 2019, 01:15:49 PM »
"The obvious next step is to challenge for an All-Ireland. But does anybody really and truly see them in those terms? If they do, they’re keeping it to themselves! You have the Dubs out on their own, maybe Kerry and Mayo next, possibly Donegal after last weekend and at a push Tyrone if they can regather themselves. I don’t hear too many people shouting about Galway."

This part of the article was interesting, and it's very true. I listened to loads of championship previews with Galway not mentioned. They were a silly 10 min spell from making a league final this year with half a panel missing. Of the team's mentioned above, Galway have beaten Mayo in 5 straight, beat Kerry by 4 last year and Donegal by 15 in their last meeting 2 years ago. Donegal just made it out of D2, albiet looking excellent at the weekend. Even the scores of Roscommon fans saying it's 50/50 is interesting in terms of how they rate Galway compared to Mayo. Didn't see anyone calling the Mayo Ros game 50/50 prior.

Odds for the final.
Galway are 2/5
Roscommon are 5/2

Jaysus you wouldn't hear so much beal bochting from a rock in Connemara.

Yet you're telling us the odds are wrong and that it's 50/50? I wonder what the reaction would be if someone came along saying Galway should be 1/5 (as mayo were) and not 2/5

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 12, 2019, 12:49:38 PM »
"The obvious next step is to challenge for an All-Ireland. But does anybody really and truly see them in those terms? If they do, they’re keeping it to themselves! You have the Dubs out on their own, maybe Kerry and Mayo next, possibly Donegal after last weekend and at a push Tyrone if they can regather themselves. I don’t hear too many people shouting about Galway."

This part of the article was interesting, and it's very true. I listened to loads of championship previews with Galway not mentioned. They were a silly 10 min spell from making a league final this year with half a panel missing. Of the team's mentioned above, Galway have beaten Mayo in 5 straight, beat Kerry by 4 last year and Donegal by 15 in their last meeting 2 years ago. Donegal just made it out of D2, albiet looking excellent at the weekend. Even the scores of Roscommon fans saying it's 50/50 is interesting in terms of how they rate Galway compared to Mayo. Didn't see anyone calling the Mayo Ros game 50/50 prior.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 12, 2019, 11:57:40 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/darragh-%C3%B3-s%C3%A9-galway-are-too-stuck-in-systems-too-rigid-and-too-defensive-1.3922417

More ammo for Kevin to pin up on the wall on Sunday.

I think its a reasonably fair article. There is a defensive structure that they looked to have worked on extensively but very little in terms of an attacking gameplan. They don't get enough from someone as talented as Walsh, haven't worked Daly's strengths in yet and havent developed how to align Comer to Burke's play making. Sadly i think with all the injuries and interruptions like Corofin this year it could be a lost year in that regard. He hasnt been able to introduce the players integral to kick on to the next level such as McDaid, Molloy, Cooke and Wall in any capacity and missing work around both Comer and Burke who the forward line is built around.

I wouldn't agree that it could go stale after this season however. The only players the wrong side of 27 are Conroy and Bradshaw, neither considered certain starters at all. Next is Flynn at 27 with everyone else younger. The team probably wont reach its peak for 2-3 years. By then it'll likely be under a new manager however

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:50:20 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/galway-lose-injured-captain-damien-comer-for-connacht-final-929851.html

Comer definitely out, as is Duggan, and disappointingly, Paul Conroy. Molloy in a race to be fit also. If Molloy doesnt make it, would really be surprised not to see Silke back at half back and Kyne in the corner. Depends on Kyne. The other option is start G'OD. Cooke, Kelly both back but hard see either start, especially Kelly with a dodgy hamstring.

I'm struggling to think of any team thats been so injury ridden as Galway in 2019. It's just never ending
over training, not enough recovery time? not enough prehab and rehab on injuries?
they are amateur athletes after all who have jobs to go to each day

Well Walsh has been in place for 5 years and there's never been cluster injuries before so i'd say it's naive to call it over training or bad rehab rather than just plain bad luck. The one exception was Comer's misdiagnosis. I suppose Corofin players do have to go all year round, another thing for Galway to have to deal with

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:42:04 PM »
Cooke has generally been listed as foot. Would be surprised if we saw him, that's a long time to be not running coming into Championship

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GAA Discussion / Re: Ros v Galway Connacht Final 2019
« on: June 10, 2019, 01:31:43 PM »
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/gaa/galway-lose-injured-captain-damien-comer-for-connacht-final-929851.html

Comer definitely out, as is Duggan, and disappointingly, Paul Conroy. Molloy in a race to be fit also. If Molloy doesnt make it, would really be surprised not to see Silke back at half back and Kyne in the corner. Depends on Kyne. The other option is start G'OD. Cooke, Kelly both back but hard see either start, especially Kelly with a dodgy hamstring.

I'm struggling to think of any team thats been so injury ridden as Galway in 2019. It's just never ending

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