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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2019, 11:26:55 AM »
Not really getting the same assumption about O'Donnell starting. He's obviously been the vice captain up until now and captain before that. He didn't get his game at all last year after the Mayo game, and that area is looking a lot busier this year with the addition of McDaid (who he clearly loves), Silke (guaranteed starter)and John Daly. He'll have to try fit in players like Heaney who he's always started, Kelly whos constantly improving and Molloy who the fans all want to start. People say Walsh is over loyal to Bradshaw and GO'D but he has no trouble trying Michael Farragher as a left field alternative to Bradshaw in early 2017, and dropping GO'D last year. Injuries will likely dictate everything versus London and Sligo for starters though

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2019, 12:34:13 PM »
Comer injury

https://www.the42.ie/damien-comer-galway-connacht-injury-4603756-Apr2019/

AFTER BLAZING A trail in 2018 for the Galway footballers, a seemingly Ďinnocuousí injury sustained at Christmas has derailed the plans for Damien Comer in 2019.

The Galway captain fractured a bone in his foot in a charity soccer game on St Stephenís Day and has yet to feature for the county team this year. He missed their entire league campaign and will also be absent for the early rounds of the championship.

But a Connacht final date in mid June, provided Galway get there, is a potential comeback date for the Annaghdown man.

ď(It happened) on St Stephenís Day in a soccer match we play every year, so it was an innocuous enough thing,Ē stated Comer.

ďIt would have been fine if it had been picked up in the first scan. It didnít. It just showed up a small bit of damage. Then I got it scanned again, it showed a fracture so Iíd to go for surgery then.

ďI wasnít training away. There was still pain, I just didnít know what was wrong with it. I hadnít done much because I wasnít really able, it was too sore. I wouldnít have done an awful lot of damage but when it showed up the second time, it showed up the fracture and I had to get a screw to fix it.

ďSeven weeks post-op nearly now. Just rehabbing away. Itís a bit slower than I expected, I thought Iíd be further on than I am. But the physio and doctors are saying mid-June for a return to play. Thatíll leave me with missing the first game (against London) anyway.

ďIf we make it to the Sligo game, Iíll miss that as well. If everything goes well, hopefully a Connacht final. Itís hard to know. Iím relying on whenever the pain goes down and that.Ē

Comer admits itís been a frustrating experience watching on as Galway feature to date this season.

ďIt was. Itís never nice being injured. Watching the lads play was different. Iíve been lucky enough, even up to last year with the college and everything, I was nearly surprised I didnít pick up an injury along the way because I was playing so much.

ďIt could have been my body this year telling me I needed a rest. Itís just unfortunate really the way it worked out, it didnít get picked up the first time. It delayed a few weeks.

ďBut Iím positive, Iím just rehabbing away and trying to get my body in as good a shape as I can before getting back. Whenever that time comes to come back, Iíll be as prepared as possible.Ē
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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2019, 12:35:13 PM »
Prenty Dome

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/dome-where-the-heart-is-in-connachts-ambitious-3million-plan-38044542.html

Connacht GAA hope to have what they claim is the biggest sports air dome of its kind in the world open by early December.

The air dome, which will be 150 metres in length by 100 metres in width, will accommodate a pitch almost the size of MacHale Park in Castlebar and will be able to host FBD Connacht League matches when it is operational with some 600 seats in its initial phase.

Connacht GAA aim to use it predominantly as the hub for their coaching and games development programmes but matches affected by adverse weather will be facilitated there, Connacht Council GAA secretary John Prenty said yesterday.

It will be open to other sports too provided clearance is given from the GAA's Central Council which has relaxed its rules towards the staging of other sports in recent months.

The facility will be based on their 83-acre centre of excellence in Bekan just outside Ballyhaunis and just a few miles from Knock where a regional airport was built in the 1980s that many thought at the time was unnecessary.

The air dome for Gaelic games may draw some similar reaction now in places but Prenty outlined yesterday that the facility will be debt-free with Ä2.1 million already pledged by the Department of Rural and Community development's Ä1 billion fund.

The rest of the project will be resourced from GAA funds and relevant philanthropic funds, Prenty said.

"It's the biggest sporting dome in the world and the biggest indoor facility in the country, we think. It will be a huge boost to the Association in Connacht," he stated.

"It will have a full-size pitch, a gym and eventually a running track. We can play FBD Connacht League games, minor league games, any kind of a schools game.

"We had 1,500 school games played here last year. Some were played in bad conditions.

"They can all be accommodated in this. But the main focus will be on coaching and games development," he said.

When the dome is raised, it will cost in the region of Ä400 per month to keep inflated, Prenty estimated.

Connacht Council officials visited a similar facility in Finland as part of a fact-finding mission.

At a presentation yesterday, it was revealed that the only facility of its kind that is bigger is used for recycling in South Korea.

The cost of the project is estimated to be at around Ä3 million and work will begin in early June, it is hoped, with a planned completion date in late November.

"We'd hope that construction will take around five months," Prenty said.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2019, 11:24:19 PM »
Meanwhile most clubs haven't enough space or facilities to train half their players and are resorting to all sorts of mad things to raise funds.
But sure once  Prenty's Vanity Tent is getting blown away by the wind beyond in desolate Mayo well be all grand.
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« Reply #19 on: April 28, 2019, 11:42:55 AM »
I know challenge games are notorious but galway getting well beaten by a cork team that really struggled in the league is a tad worrying,they were out again Friday night against tipp anyone hear any result in that one?

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« Reply #20 on: April 28, 2019, 08:44:50 PM »
I know challenge games are notorious but galway getting well beaten by a cork team that really struggled in the league is a tad worrying,they were out again Friday night against tipp anyone hear any result in that one?

Galway must not have been trying a leg - the other explanation is that Cork have managed to turn a handful of decent one-off performances before going back to being awful the last few years - thier game in the championship against Tipp last year, taking Mayo to extra-time in 2017, drawing with Galway in the league in 2017. Hearing this result has my looking at the odds for the Tipp Cork game.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #21 on: April 29, 2019, 12:23:54 AM »
I know challenge games are notorious but galway getting well beaten by a cork team that really struggled in the league is a tad worrying,they were out again Friday night against tipp anyone hear any result in that one?

A nine point win for Galway against Tipp i hear so the team that lost to Cork must have been Galway's 2nd team?
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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2019, 12:45:49 AM »
I know challenge games are notorious but galway getting well beaten by a cork team that really struggled in the league is a tad worrying,they were out again Friday night against tipp anyone hear any result in that one?

A nine point win for Galway against Tipp i hear so the team that lost to Cork must have been Galway's 2nd team?
It was a reasonably strong Galway team that lined out against Cork albeit there were loads of changes made early in the second half.
Notable absentees would have been Silke, Bradshaw, Burke, the 2 Dalyís and obviously the injured Comer, McDaid, Cooke and Duggan.
It was a poor performance no doubt but wouldnít say you could read anything into it.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #23 on: April 29, 2019, 01:21:21 PM »
I wouldn't read anything into challenge match results either good or bad, if Galway don't perform next Sunday it'll be a different issue.

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« Reply #24 on: April 29, 2019, 04:37:54 PM »
2 handy wins for the 2 Irish teams I presume?
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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #25 on: April 29, 2019, 07:22:50 PM »
Very big Mayo crowd heading to NY I am hearing. Wonder if Gaelic Park will even be able to accommodate them all.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #26 on: April 29, 2019, 07:54:45 PM »
They should move it to Limerick

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« Reply #27 on: April 29, 2019, 08:27:39 PM »
Mayo captain DOC out of New York clash due to injury.
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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #28 on: April 29, 2019, 10:46:50 PM »
2 pages of a Connacht championship thread and not a word from syf, am I missing something here? and no Im not worried.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2019
« Reply #29 on: April 29, 2019, 10:50:51 PM »
2 pages of a Connacht championship thread and not a word from syf, am I missing something here? and no Im not worried.

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