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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Club Championships
« on: January 20, 2020, 09:00:04 AM »
Itís time to introduce the spray they have in soccer for free kicks. Iíd be be surprised if any free today was kicked from where the foul was particularly the last one in normal time. https://twitter.com/kevinconnor1/status/1218950598944534528?s=21

Agreed. Besides the farce that was Lane moving the ball 25 yards forward instead of the proper 13, this plague of lads robbing yards from frees has to be dealt with. Will only become a bigger part of the game now with the mark. Most people enjoy the skill of taking a free from the ground, but one of the reasons it's dying is that it's actually irresponsible of a manager to allow a free taker take it from the ground. You can advance 10 yards from the hands, and can't advance at all from the ground. It's a very easy fix at the top level also. A simple small spray from the can, as you say. Don't kick it past that

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GAA Discussion / Re: All Ireland Club Championships
« on: January 20, 2020, 08:44:26 AM »
Tuam must be kicking themselves tonight.
Thereís zero chance they would have won the All Ireland to be fair.
Much like Mountbellew who took Corofin to a replay the year before,
 they donít have the quality to do anything outside Galway.

Mountbellew versus Ballintubber in Connacht would be 50/50. Similar with Tuam and Annaghdown. It'd be a right good championship if ya took Corofin out of it, I suspect there's 5 or 6 teams on a similar level. They'd probably all fall slightly short at All Ireland level, but would be good to see it and find out at least

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 19, 2020, 12:15:56 PM »
Was worried going in with the very makeshift nature of the Galway team but a 6 point victory in a low scoring game is fairly comprehensive.

Some interesting decisions for PJ etc now going into next week. Assuming no Corofin players will start, although he'll surely be looking to draft them in by the Kerry game the following week. As decent as Gleeson looked, I'd imagine he'll go RO'B in goal given how inexperienced the former is from a GAA perspective overall. Id imagine Mulkeriin will keep his place, albiet probably at corner back alongside G'OD and Duane, with Heaney to wingback maybe. Probably Conroy, Daly (provided no injury) and Comer (if fit enough) to come in at the expensive of Kelly, Boyle and O'laoi. He'll have a headache up front once Burke and maybe Farragher are back, given the form of Varley. An abundance of options anyway, which is a huge plus for this time of year, barring the midfield injuries

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 15, 2020, 11:34:37 AM »
Galway team out already

Ronan O'Beolain (Micheal Breathnach)
Conor Campbell (Claregalway)
Sean Mulkerrin (Oileain Arann)
Johnny Duane (St James)

Eamon Brannigan (St Michael's)
John Daly (Mountbellew-Moylough)
Cillian McDaid (Monivea Abbey)
Tom Flynn (Athenry)
Cein D'Arcy (Caherlistrane)
Sean Kelly (Moycullen)
Michael Daly (Mountbellew-Moylough)
Mikey Boyle (Killererin)
Robert Finnerty (Salthill Knocknacarra)
Shane Walsh (Kilkerrin-Clonberne)
Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
Six changes from starting 15 v Mayo - mostly lads that were on Sigerson duty last weekend - most interested to see how these lads go at the weekend as a few are playing in key positions where we need to strengthen badly this year.
Big change to see the team out so early in the week this year, in fairness I think it's going to be difficult for an entirely new FB line and goalkeeper that have never played together before, particularly as there will not be as much help as previous FB lines got under KW in terms of player numbers involved in the defensive system this year by the looks of it.

The HB line remains the same from the Mayo match and is the line of the pitch of most interest to me because this is maybe the key line to get right for the year. While he wasn't great last Sunday, John Daly was solid last year and clearly has plenty of football about him, if he can kick on this year he's the man to build that line around, Galway could badly do with McDaid putting his huge potential into effective performances, he has to be given plenty of time and patience in this position for the league to see if he will trend in the right direction. Brannigan was all over the shop in the Mayo match, would hope for a much better showing from him as well.
Big opportunity for D'Arcy to step up and make a claim because a starting jersey in that midfield sector is certainly up for grabs. Finnerty is in the best position to impress because he's playing around established players and the Galway setup is moving to a gameplan where getting the ball in quick and fast to the FF line is the aim.

I think he's shown plenty so far tbh. Early league last year he played a game and a half at wing forward, doing ok with him just being back into football. He was off then until the Mayo game in the summer where I thought he did phenomenally well in the circumstances. We were horrid light at midfield that day with only Cooke fit, he was matched up against AOS on most kickouts where he broke even and he covered masses of ground and carried well. By accounts he was fairly sloppy at the weekend, but that's the total of what we have to go on. I think with his speed and ball carrying ability he'll be far better suited to hard summer pitches. I thought he looked ponderous in early FBD games in 2017. By late spring he was the standout player in the latter end of an U21 championship including Con O'Callaghan, Sean O'Shea and Brian Howard, which probably garnered the Aus Rules interest

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 07:13:23 PM »
Lol pipe down lad , I wanted us to win , just felt like the players werenít pushed cause of the position they were in and then not to hold on from such a commanding position but perhaps youíre right and Galway are just better at FBD . 

Like I say the trip to limerick is still fresh in the mind , when a gang of fancy dans collapsed like well a gang of fancy fans do .

You know it's a bad situation when you need to bring up a qualifier victory to stop a 16 game losing snap versus Galway at all age groups. Ultimately did you join Wexford on that lofty perch of 4 all Ireland's? No. I'd never use the word collapse either bud in your situation

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:27:48 PM »
Nobody's taking anything from today. That oddball somehow thinks mayo didn't want to win the game. They sure gave a good impression of a team trying to win by going 6 points clear and by celebrating the goal like it was championship. Thought it was a poor enough Galway display with questionable tactics and mayo should probably be slightly the happier despite losing, with many young lads showing well. But why try to come up with sad silly excuses like "we didn't want to win" for an FBD pre season game.

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 12, 2020, 05:02:37 PM »
Convinced they didnít want to actually win that , last train now too cause of that shite

Mayo teams have beaten Galway twice in the last 21 attempts, ye haven't made a final of a Connacht competition for 6 years, and yet Mayo didn't want to win. You're consistent at least, have to give ya that

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GAA Discussion / Re: FBD 2020
« on: January 10, 2020, 02:27:54 AM »
Herrins obviously concentrating on the FBD this year  ;D

He has at least 20 missing through club & Nuig, may be a few more with other colleges. About 5 more injured that we know of (Kerin included for those speculating). Unless he has about 60 lads in the training panel, he has little choice but to play those named, hence the strange full back line.

How are the homophobes looking this year? Decent against Sligo?

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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.

Donít 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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