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GAA Discussion / Re: Retirements
« on: April 27, 2020, 10:15:14 PM »
Kieran Fitzgerald announces his retirement, some career he had.

https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/galway-and-corofin-stalwart-kieran-fitzgerald-announces-his-retirement-39157902.html?

Yes, and hit with the death of his girlfriend Mairead Meehan (sister of the Meehans Caltra) in 2007.

Not sure what place that has here, I donít think Kieran himself would appreciate comments like that.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: February 11, 2020, 07:19:35 PM »
Great summary as usual from AFA. I was delighted to see Sean Kelly start at corner back, mentioned it on here previously that I thought he'd be good in that role and he didn't let us down; He was excellent defensively and popped up with a brilliant goal.  Heaney had his hands full with Jamie Brennan and he struggled at times marking him but in fairness he won't be marking too many like Brennan throughout the year, as usual Heaney is the man you'd want going through on goal.

Kicckouts continue to be a problem and will need serious work between league and championship, Galway did well on Paton's kickouts but the wind likely played its part though; Comer made a difference second half and got his hands on every ball that come his way.

I thought O'Donnell had a poor first half, kicked the ball away on several occasions. Perhaps I'm been very harsh but I think on a summer days on a good pitch his lack of speed of the mark will come back to haunt us. Steede was anonymous, not sure how many more chances he'll get and D'Arcy will have to do more to keep himself in the team. Cooke is a big loss especially given the way Galway are playing. Boyle extremely lucky to stay on, PJ must see something in him but we've yet to see it yet. I liked that 2nd point Finnerty kicked, he didn't need much space to get his shot away; I still think he's got a bit of developing to do physically.

Walsh is just a joy to watch, lets hope he keeps this up as there's only a few players who can match him for talent.

What's going on here? Man was immense during the club series - doesn't seem like a lack of talent.
Apparently most of the Corofin lads are heading back this week so it'd be interesting to see how he'd get on with the likes of Silke or Molloy behind him and Burke up front, would it make any difference. In fairness to him he went straight in and didn't take the break the others did,I'd say he'll get another chance, PJ seems to like him and he's showing the commitment. Agreed about Boyle, don't think he has what it takes.

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GAA Discussion / Re: NFL Division 1 - 2020
« on: January 28, 2020, 11:28:15 PM »
Galway team for Saturday named:
1   Connor Gleeson
2   Johnny Duane
3   Sean Mulkerrin
4   Johnny Heaney
5   Gary O'Donnell
6   John Daly
7   Cillian McDaid
8   Ronan Steede
9   Cein D'Arcy
10   Eamon Brannigan
11   Damien Comer
12   Finnian ” Laoi
13   Robert Finnerty
14   Shane Walsh
15   Michael Daly

These early team announcements are great, gets people discussing the games if nothing else. Good to see Steede get his chance, hopefully it goes well for him, he's earned it in fairness. It'll be interesting to see how he fares out at the next level. Surprised to see Comer start, there's never a full 70 in him. Same back 6 as the last day which is a worry up against those Kerry forwards. Think Duane is only keeping that corner warm for Liam Silke. Not too sure about the thoughts of Johnny Heaney up against O'Donoghue either  ???

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 08, 2020, 08:10:20 PM »


I Agree! Im not sure that always happened though, the sweeney brothers and even bradshaw come to mind. I think the popular oinion is that Kieran Molloy should have been starting the last 2 years for galway. I have a feeling PJ might go too far the other way though looking at that 15. Its hard not to have bias for your own I suppose. Is that killererin fella any good?

He's decent, he was on the fringes of the panel last year and captained the u-21s in recent years. Not sure if he's up to inter county but we'll soon find out.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: November 03, 2019, 10:36:10 PM »
7 Galway titles in a row for Corofin. Won the replay 0-11 to 0-8.  Ballintubber v Corofin next Sunday.

Corofin ground it out after being behind at HT again. They look a tired team though and even though they often improve once out of Galway I think they could be vulnerable in Connacht this year.

Is that 14 county titles for Kieran Fitzgerald? Mad!

 It is, it's some record and as far as I know he's been involved on the pitch in all 14 of those, he's not sitting on the bench collecting medals. Gentleman too. Fair play to Corofin, Tuam gave them their fill of it but Corofin did enough to see themselves through. Steede and Wall were their best on the day. Their form up front is a bit worrying though, 11 scores from 31 chances I think I saw on twitter? They'll be hoping to improve that the next day. People seem to think this is a sign Corofin have regressed this year and maybe they have but Tuam were really good the last day and again today.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: October 27, 2019, 12:54:16 AM »
Was that Gerry Kinneavy still refereeing in the Corofin v Tuam match?

It was

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 11, 2019, 06:25:34 PM »
Statement out from the county board, PJ's job with John Divilly, John Concannon and MicheŠl ” Domhnaill as selectors.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Connacht Club Championships 2019
« on: October 09, 2019, 07:51:29 PM »

Extra spice for the Galway final as Tuam Stars are the only club to have done 7-in-a-row. They will be aiming to prevent Corofin from doing the same.

They might be aiming to prevent them from doing it but they haven't a hope in my opinion.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 07, 2019, 08:35:16 PM »
Galway interviews on tonight, 2 horse race between PJ and Liam Kearns, Matt Duggan dropped out earlier today.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 04, 2019, 03:08:52 PM »
PJ bringing Kerrys Seamus Moynihan with him. Lads around here are good at adding ... add that one.

didn't they play together in IT Tralee?

Good friends for twenty years plus I'd say. Wasn't surprised to hear that, hope he keeps Divilly and Sammon on board also. Wouldn't be too pushed about the rest of the u20 management.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: October 01, 2019, 10:51:35 PM »
Heard today that Alan Flynn is taking his name off the list.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 29, 2019, 10:19:49 PM »
You'd imagine PJ will get it if he really wants it because of who he is and presumably he's interested otherwise he'd hardly have let his name go forward. He's very inexperienced as a coach though so would need a strong backroom team and we have no details of any of the backroom teams behind the candidates. Is Divilly still part of the PJ package for example?

From what I've heard Divilly is still there which is fine with the board but there's another member of the u20 management on the ticket also who they're not quite so fond of.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 28, 2019, 09:36:48 PM »
With club nominations closed for the Galway Senior Football Managerial position, there are 4 nominees for the job. Padraig Joyce, Alan Flynn, Liam Kearns and Matt Duggan.

Padraic Joyce the only stand out candidate there, fairly underwhelming list. Heard Dave Morris was part of Alan Flynns proposed backroom team but don't know how true that is.

Is Joyce more of a stand out than Flynn who managed and coached Galway U21 teams to All Irelands? Kearns has a lot more experience than Joyce in management and has done a decent job with both Limerick and Tipp.

Meant big name moreso than experienced there really, Flynn was part of Alan Mulhollands backroom team too wasn't he? From what I've heard of Flynn a lot would depend on his backroom team before I'd be convinced he's the best candidate. We'll see. All quiet so far on the hurling front, no names coming out.

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GAA Discussion / Re: County Manager Merry go round
« on: September 28, 2019, 07:54:58 PM »
With club nominations closed for the Galway Senior Football Managerial position, there are 4 nominees for the job. Padraig Joyce, Alan Flynn, Liam Kearns and Matt Duggan.

Padraic Joyce the only stand out candidate there, fairly underwhelming list. Heard Dave Morris was part of Alan Flynns proposed backroom team but don't know how true that is.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: August 13, 2019, 01:01:16 PM »
The word going around now is that Kevin Walsh is staying on but with a new backroom team as the current selectors aren't coming back.

The only hope is that he won't be able to source new selectors, or more unlikely that the board doesn't accept his new selectors.

Who were the selectors?

Brian Silke and Sean Conlon. Kevin Stritch was the coach and there was someone else doing S and C. This year's performances would suggest serious changes are needed in the coaching set up.

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