Author Topic: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is  (Read 42886 times)

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There is s great blend of hurlers and while Joe may take the limelight every so often there are just as many good hurlers on that team who have been placed in their best position for the county... was shocked at how steady they were against Waterford, they didn't once panic took their points and built momentum which Waterford couldn't claw back... before Galway would have wilted and took the wrong options, went for goals instead of tagging on points...

the spread of scores is positive also, decent mix and the win surprised me on Sunday
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I hear rumours of a special Congress being contemplated for the Autumn to look at new format for the Hurling All Ireland Championship and to address the Galway "situation".
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I hear rumours of a special Congress being contemplated for the Autumn to look at new format for the Hurling All Ireland Championship and to address the Galway "situation".
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So that'll basically be the national league mark II

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What do you think of that Joe Brolly ?

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2019/0228/1033393-donaghy-galway-hurlers/

I'm no Joe Brolly but what's he going to tell Daithi Burke or the likes what they don't already know. Unless he's a bit of a phycologist on the side.

Utter nonsense IMO, a bit like Doug Howlett with Cork Hurlers and Bressie and his involvement with the Tipp lads.

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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #230 on: August 21, 2019, 09:07:32 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/miche%C3%A1l-donoghue-steps-down-as-galway-manager-1.3992750

Micheál Donoghue steps down as Galway manager
Tribesmen failed to finish in the top three of Leinster round-robin after defeat to Dublin

 
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Galway hurlers are looking for a new manager after Micheál Donoghue informed Galway Bay FM late on Tuesday that he had let the county board know of his decision to step down after four years in charge.

The news was unexpected given that his term had been renewed earlier this year. His management team and selectors Noel Larkin Francis Forde are also leaving.

He leaves the most significant legacy of any Galway hurling manage in the past 30 years, having led the county in to its first Liam MacCarthy Cup since 1988 in 2017. He was named Philips Sports Manager of the Year in recognition of the achievement.

He told the local radio station that he felt the time was right to go.

Having reached last year’s final, Galway went out of this year’s championship in a shock early departure after losing to Dublin in Parnell Park, a result that combined with the Wexford-Kilkenny draw to eliminate Galway on scoring difference.

This year had already been difficult with a groin injury to key player and 2017 Hurler of the Year Joe Canning keeping him out for most of the championship.
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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #231 on: August 21, 2019, 10:15:02 AM »
Seems to have taken everyone by surprise this one.

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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #232 on: August 21, 2019, 11:25:53 AM »
Rumors of issues between the management team and the county board started to surface over the summer and it now appears they were not unfounded.  Haven’t a clue what they were but the upshot is that we are searching for a new manager.   

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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #233 on: August 21, 2019, 02:22:45 PM »
Looking back to 2015 the situation didn't turn out to be that bleak.
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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #235 on: August 22, 2019, 12:55:52 PM »
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/hurling/michael-verney-donoghues-shock-exit-leaves-tribe-at-crossroads-38425363.html

I wonder if a financial tightening of the belts in Galway has expedited his departure?

He may have been coaxed to jettison some of the backroom staff.......

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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #236 on: September 26, 2019, 11:57:10 AM »
Davy Fitz spotted ordering a Smokey Bacon meal in Supermacs...

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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #237 on: September 26, 2019, 12:44:51 PM »
Not sure if Davy Fitz and belt tightening belong in the same sentence.


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Re: Latest Developments In Galway Hurling Saga Show How Bleak The Situation Is
« Reply #239 on: October 02, 2019, 08:04:37 AM »
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/supermac-s-seeking-clarification-on-where-galway-spent-sponsorship-money-1.4036879

Supermac’s seeking clarification on where Galway spent sponsorship money
Fast-food restaurant chain have put €1.6m into Galway GAA since 2015
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Supermac’s, the sponsors of Galway GAA, have issued a statement seeking clarification from the Galway County Board on where exactly their sponsorship money has been spent and how the players and management and county board has benefited.

They claim it follows questions by the general public and delegates in relation to the Supermac’s sponsorship of Galway GAA.

The fast-food chain also outlined the amount of sponsorship given to Galway GAA over the past five years, with €1.25 million in direct payments plus over €340,000 in ancillary sponsorship.

Ancillary sponsorship includes facilitating fundraising events, schools and club’s sponsorship.

In a statement, they outlined their concerns:

“Supermac’s would like to seek clarification from the Galway County Board as to how this money was spent. Specifically, have the players and management benefited or has the county board benefited?

“Supermac’s raised financial concerns with the Galway County Board four years ago.

“Supermac’s understands that two investigations have taken place into the finances of Galway GAA; One conducted by Galway GAA and a second conducted by Mazars. Supermac’s is calling for these investigations to be made public immediately.

“The vast majority of the Galway GAA public and mentors, who give their time voluntarily for the promotion and administration of our games and the welfare of our players, deserve no less.”
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