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Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« Reply #705 on: September 05, 2017, 02:48:06 PM »
Great to be there on Sunday to witness deliverance day for the hurlers, very emotional scenes at the end for the hurling community in Galway, plenty in tears of joy after the final whistle. The minor game was a dinger as well.

While I was delighted with the Galway win (which was merited and deserved on the day) I also felt sorry for Waterford, there is no joy in beating a county that are in the same boat as Galway in terms of striving for a long waited Liam McCarthy.
Waterford's supporters were a credit to their home-place in the aftermath as well, extremely sporting after a very tough defeat.

D mc Grath comes across as a real gentleman and was clearly in bits after the match
Some of the flak he has got in the media was uncalled for
If Waterford would have went 15 on 15 on Sunday there would be more than 3 points in it
He was maybe a bit to trusting if Gleeson
Should  have been whipped off early in second half

Its a hard call though a few people would say Canning should have been taken on during the semi but he ended up the difference
how could McGrath possibly be criticized?
Waterford went away from their short passing game and it all fell apart for them. launching long balls down on a defence full of lads over 6ft  3".
I thought Austin would come into it the last ten minutes when it opened up a bit but instead he got a bit petulant and never got on the ball.

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Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« Reply #706 on: September 05, 2017, 03:05:29 PM »
Great to be there on Sunday to witness deliverance day for the hurlers, very emotional scenes at the end for the hurling community in Galway, plenty in tears of joy after the final whistle. The minor game was a dinger as well.

While I was delighted with the Galway win (which was merited and deserved on the day) I also felt sorry for Waterford, there is no joy in beating a county that are in the same boat as Galway in terms of striving for a long waited Liam McCarthy.
Waterford's supporters were a credit to their home-place in the aftermath as well, extremely sporting after a very tough defeat.

The Waterford supporters were great. Most of them stayed in the stadium for David Burke's speech. I know from past experiences I've often wanted to just get out of the ground as quickly as possible once the final whistle blows. In fairness the Galway supporters were lining up to shake their hands as they left. We've been in that position often enough ourselves I guess so know what it's like for them unfortunately.

Great scenes at the end. There were two Brazilians behind me who have been living in Gort for over a decade. Their son plays underage for the club and was in the Hill with his mates. They were at all the Galway games this Summer and were decked out in the maroon and white. Both quite emotional at the end. What a day.

Got the train back down on Sunday evening and I think there was just a great sense of relief and contentment amongst the older Galway supporters. The youngsters meanwhile had the train half shaking off the tracks with singing and lads dancing on tables or down the aisle. Roars of laughter all the way home. Some craic.  Can't beat days like that.
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Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« Reply #707 on: September 05, 2017, 10:08:40 PM »
Galway hurlers didn't bother walking the cup over the Shannon or Suck.
ara sure why bother. it's only been 29 years

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« Reply #708 on: September 05, 2017, 10:55:25 PM »
Galway hurlers didn't bother walking the cup over the Shannon or Suck.
ara sure why bother. it's only been 29 years

Sure it's all water under the bridge now😊

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« Reply #709 on: September 05, 2017, 11:19:02 PM »
Galway hurlers didn't bother walking the cup over the Shannon or Suck.
ara sure why bother. it's only been 29 years

Clare crossed the Shannon with Liam 3 times in that period. I realise I'm being pedantic.

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« Reply #710 on: September 05, 2017, 11:49:35 PM »
Up in this place made of dark matter, the Brethren just throw a bucket of water across the road and you cross over it instead. Just as powerful as doing it for real
Itís a lot easier to sing karaoke than to sing opera

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« Reply #711 on: September 06, 2017, 09:43:42 AM »
Up in this place made of dark matter, the Brethren just throw a bucket of water across the road and you cross over it instead. Just as powerful as doing it for real

When I was told this, I thought it was a piss take. Turns out it is true........
Nut jobs.

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« Reply #712 on: September 06, 2017, 02:17:03 PM »
Galway hurlers didn't bother walking the cup over the Shannon or Suck.
ara sure why bother. it's only been 29 years

Clare crossed the Shannon with Liam 3 times in that period. I realise I'm being pedantic.
Getting to.more all Irelands than Clare and Offaly is massive
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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Re: Hurling Championship 2017
« Reply #713 on: September 06, 2017, 05:17:36 PM »
the Galway footballers had the bit of class to walk Sam Maguire over the bridge in Athlone back in 1998


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« Reply #714 on: September 06, 2017, 05:47:12 PM »
the Galway footballers had the bit of class to walk Sam Maguire over the bridge in Athlone back in 1998

Was that to rub Roscommon's nose ?

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« Reply #715 on: September 06, 2017, 06:48:30 PM »
the Galway footballers had the bit of class to walk Sam Maguire over the bridge in Athlone back in 1998

Was that to rub Roscommon's nose ?
going from Westmeath into... Westmeath?

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« Reply #716 on: September 07, 2017, 11:07:18 AM »
the Galway footballers had the bit of class to walk Sam Maguire over the bridge in Athlone back in 1998
After what Syferus said about the Gaeilge the privilege was withdrawn
"you can try and intimidate us, but f**k youse, we're going to win an All-Ireland anyway"

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« Reply #717 on: September 08, 2017, 09:06:11 AM »
Wonderful evening in Athenry yesterday with the current All Ireland winners taking on the legends from 87 & 88 in a fundraiser for the Keady family.  It was a great occasion and another opportunity for all the kids to meet their new heroes and get as many signatures on the hurl as possible!!  Michael Coleman still looks like he could do a job in the middle of the field.  County boards get a lot of stick at times but I think they got this spot on.  Well done to all involved.

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« Reply #718 on: September 08, 2017, 09:19:38 AM »
Is that appeal on Facebook genuine? It looks like it, but did anyone mention it last night in Athenry?

Great idea by GCB.

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« Reply #719 on: September 08, 2017, 09:40:51 AM »
There is also a gofundme page set up by Tonyís Galway team-mates which can be accessed here: www.gofundme.com/tony-keady-family-fund

It's 100% genuine and all donations are greatly appreciated.