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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 Micheál Ó 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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GAA Discussion / Re: Mayo v Donegal, Elverys McHale Park, Aug 03, 6pm
« on: August 02, 2019, 12:30:50 AM »
Would you mind putting together your plan for the season? The reason the IC season is like this is because people said they want more IC games between the top teams but more time for club games. Have any IC players come out and complained about regular games? I haven't heard any but maybe there are?

I still don't get that ic link with club in the context of for example Galway are out of the championship a while now and I bet there still hasn't been any club championship played ?

It's a complete farce , clubs love to have a moan but it's just rubbish outside the top fourish . It doesn't add up

No championship but the league is nearly wrapped up with fairly regular rounds during the summer. Last championship round was late June, no games in July or first week of August, back on the weekend of 10th/11th and will go every second weekend with the hurling on the alternative weekend after that. Seems to suit a lot of clubs with players gone to America for the summer.  That'll probably have to change next year when the club championship is meant to be finished in the calendar year.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: July 24, 2019, 06:56:15 PM »
Galway U-20 football manager Pádraic Joyce & his selectors have named their starting team for Saturday's All-Ireland U20 football semi-final vs Dublin in Longford (5pm)

1. Oran Burke (Corofin)

2. Ross Mahon (Corofin)

3. Sean Mulkerrin (Capt) (Oileáin Árann)

4. Eoin McFadden (Salthill Knocknacarra)

5. Liam Boyle (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)

6. Ciaran Potter (Annaghdown)

7. Jack Kirrane (Milltown)

8. Matthias Barrett (Cumann Peile Naomh Anna)

9. Brian Harlowe (St Michael's)

10. Matthew Tierney (Oughterard)

11. Darragh Silke (Corofin)

12. Tony Gill (Corofin)

13. Padraig Costello (Dunmore MacHales)

14. Liam Costello (Milltown)

15. Rory Cunningham (St. Brendan's)

Does the inclusion of Gill at 12 suggest that Galway might be going a bit more defensive for this game, any time I've seen him play it's been in defence.

Hard to know. Saying that he’s replacing Gavin Burke who played corner back for the Galway minors.
He’s also quite a stylish footballer so maybe he’ll be able to adapt to playing further up the pitch.
It’s a nice triple header on Sat.

That's true and Gavin was playing a deeper role rather than the centre forward position, spent a lot of time around midfield and half back in the couple of games I saw. I thought Conor Newell might get the nod to start after his display in the Connacht final, good option to have himself and Gavin Burke to bring in though.

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland U20 2019
« on: July 23, 2019, 02:24:17 PM »
Galway U-20 football manager Pádraic Joyce & his selectors have named their starting team for Saturday's All-Ireland U20 football semi-final vs Dublin in Longford (5pm)

1. Oran Burke (Corofin)

2. Ross Mahon (Corofin)

3. Sean Mulkerrin (Capt) (Oileáin Árann)

4. Eoin McFadden (Salthill Knocknacarra)

5. Liam Boyle (Kilkerrin/Clonberne)

6. Ciaran Potter (Annaghdown)

7. Jack Kirrane (Milltown)

8. Matthias Barrett (Cumann Peile Naomh Anna)

9. Brian Harlowe (St Michael's)

10. Matthew Tierney (Oughterard)

11. Darragh Silke (Corofin)

12. Tony Gill (Corofin)

13. Padraig Costello (Dunmore MacHales)

14. Liam Costello (Milltown)

15. Rory Cunningham (St. Brendan's)

Does the inclusion of Gill at 12 suggest that Galway might be going a bit more defensive for this game, any time I've seen him play it's been in defence.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 15, 2019, 10:50:34 PM »
Galway are way behind what is required at this level. As I said, it's not down solely to management but players as well. Surgery required.

I would go a lot further than that, a thorough review of Galway GAA is needed, with the outcome being a proper strategic plan aka The Blue wave.

Ask your clubs county board delegate to give you a run down on what has happened at county board level for the past twelve months up to and including the last meeting and you will see as a county we're a joke.

There has been a lot of talk about Kevin adopting the Corofin game plan, but very few people are saying all the clubs in Galway should be adopting the Corofin approach at underage, we're fixated with short term solutions.

In contrast Mayo aren't perfect, but they have appointed a commercial officer of late and made a considerable amount of money from their trip to NYC.

If Kevin stays on another year I hope he at least changes things up in the back room staff a bit starting with a new coach, we seriously missed Paddy Tally this year. Can't help feeling it'll be another lost year though  :-\ A lot of talk about Kevin adopting the 'Corofin approach,' not that easy! Those Corofin lads have that bred into them from the first day they walk in the gate at underage, can't expect a team to just decide to start playing like that. As AFA said, the style Kevin uses doesn't bother me too much when it's effective, but when you get what we got this year it's obviously not working.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 09, 2019, 02:34:51 PM »
Think the injuries situation is being overplayed somewhat. Bar Comer and maybe Conroy at a stretch, because we have a very ordinary team, none of the injury absentees could be said to be a first teamer or a greater loss than what was available.

As for picking a team for next year, the only attempt I could make at it;

1)  Power (though has to prove that he is much better than Lavelle)

2) ??
3) ??
4) ??

5) ??
6)  John Daly
7) ??  Maybe McDaid, needs to improve his footballing ability

8)  ??
9)  ??

10)  ??
11)  ??
12)  ??

13)  O Laoi, perhaps worth an extended run to see what he's made of
14)  Comer, assuming fully fit
15)  Ian Burke, his prior 2 years have shown that he has the necessary ability at this level

I'm not trying to be smart, leaving so many vacancies, it's just that I really don't think any other player is guaranteed a position, such has been their poor form, particularly this season. In defence, SAOC needs to up it big time, Kerin needs to grow up, stop unnecessary fouling and cop-on, Silke maybe more suited to wing-back, Bradshaw and GOD aren't the future, loyal servants though they are. Flynn probably one midfield berth, though there's many of the better Div. 1 teams he would struggle to make; I'd like to see FOC get a good injury-free run, I think he's a better player than Flynn. D'Arcy one for the future hopefully. In the forwards, Brannigan, Heaney, Ml. Daly (too one-paced) are all of a muchness - again, how many would get on the top teams remaining in the Hateful 8s? Shane Walsh, if he couldn't carry his team the past couple of games, then is he ever going to do it? I know he was being fouled a lot unfairly, but he has to rise above that and lead a team, such is his ability.

It wasn't that the Mayo defeat was a particularly bad night, (they played better than v. Roscommon), it's just that it was the culmination of a long run of bad form. In truth, good games under KW have been very few and far between; ( Kildare in Div II final, Roscommon in Connacht replay in '16, Donegal in qualifier 2 years ago, Kildare last year spring most to mind. It was nice to beat Kerry last year also, but the game itself was drab). If the players are at fault for this, then a new panel is needed. If the management is the cause, then it's time for them to go. Changing nothing, which is still most likely, won't change anything. Meanwhile the fans are staying away in increasing numbers.

I think Flynn has more to offer than Fiontán to be honest, hard to judge Fiontán in fairness he's had so many injuries and set backs. From listening to the interviews Kevin Walsh has done since Saturday he seems to be coming out fighting and doesn't sound like he's going to step down.

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GAA Discussion / Re: Galway V Mayo R4 Qualifier
« on: July 07, 2019, 09:54:50 PM »


Starting Kyne was nuts, Sean Andy hasn't had a great year but I'd have left him at full back for his presence alone, it upset the whole FB line, he could have done a job at CB maybe but too rusty for full back and he's rarely done well in that position anyway.

Hold up here, can we judge players on what actually happens on the pitch and not preconceptions and notions? Declan Kyne has taken some amount of criticism during his time in the Galway jersey, maybe because there’s no underage pedigree there, his perceived limitations and the fact that he’s only from a small Junior club (West board as well which of course which is another negative for some) but compared to the rest of the illustrious panellists from the top clubs in the county he was one of about three Galway men that played anything worth a damn last night. Upset the whole FB line? How? Liam Silke was cleaned out in his last two championship matches regardless of who was playing with him. Kerin was a disaster yesterday, needlessly fouling O’Connor right on the end line for a gimme free when there was no danger, he couldn’t tackle, a fouling machine who had to be taken off early before he was sent off. Declan took some licks but I thought he was outstanding and the consensus around me was the same. Turnover after turnover last night in the face of relentless pressure due to failures further out the pitch, the ability to actually execute a successful tackle (Kerin and SAOC should take note), fair shoulders on multiple Mayo players, tough and uncompromising, actual leadership in the face of adversity when plenty of the more heralded players were nowhere to be seen. If we had more of what Kyne brought to that match last night from the bigger names Galway wouldn’t be sifting through the detritus of a completely wasted 2019 championship season today.

Jesus you're in wicked bad form! Starting him at no 3 was nuts and I stand by that statement, not fair to him after being out for so long to expect him to take up such a central role, when he was moved out of there he played better and was one of the ones that tried hardest, maybe I should have clarified that a bit, still don't think he's a full back though, I do think he'd make a very effective centre back however. I know he's your club man and you'll defend him to the end but I think you're over reacting a little bit. I also never heard anyone questioning his background or anything like that, he's put in some good shifts for Galway hopefully will do again next year.

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