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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 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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