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New Players For Football Panel 2019

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Daithi Burke is descent club footballer but woukd not be anywhere near good enough for county has not got anywhere near the pace for inter county football will he start next day for corofin?? Think Macdaid big addition molloy should definitely be playing this year no substitute for pace and them 2 have lots of it"
I'd say he's an excellent club footballer .Debatable whether he has the pace but he is deceptive and covers huge ground with his style of running,What he definitely does have is the ability to be in the right place at the right time .Always seems to know where the ball is going to pop up.(Has it in hurling as well)

fairplay4ever (Galway) - Posts: 348 - 16/10/2018 08:46:36    2146739

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Replying To Belclare1:  "He is twice the player of Bradshaw and Duane.. Would be a massive addition, but no , you wont see him togging for the footballers any time soon.. As for Dylan , I'm sure he would be interested if the call came eventually, but the club is number 1"
I thought Dylan Wall turned down an invitation to join the panel last summer?

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 322 - 16/10/2018 10:05:55    2146748

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Daithi Burke has already played Senior inter county football and would be a huge asset if available, but he's not available.

Charlie (Kerry) - Posts: 439 - 16/10/2018 10:26:32    2146751

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Replying To JDF:  "I thought Dylan Wall turned down an invitation to join the panel last summer?"
Only because he was already committed to going to the States in fairness to him.
He was a sub for the club out in Boston.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 650 - 16/10/2018 11:12:56    2146759

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Replying To Fungui:  "whats the story with players from last years surprise team Monivea Abbey. They got to a semi final. Playing some good stuff this year. Trevor Mullins picked at midfield for the senior team of the year, big stong midfield player good at fielding a ball. Criag Kennedy man of the match the last few games with consistent scoring."
TBH I haven't seen any of these lads playing - but by all means give them a trial.

We are sorely missing big physical players in central positions. e.g when Duggan is fit, you can see the effect his wholehearted play has on the team. That's why I'm hoping Cein Darcy will blossom this year. Another gutsy player I liked at u-21 level was Finnerty from Mountbellew.

We have loads of skillful players - the only problem is, most are relatively small in stature. I'm not finding fault of them - but as in any physical contact sport, you need ball winners, stoppers and enforcers right through the lines.

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 16/10/2018 13:48:15    2146790

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With McDaid and Silke back and possibly Wall in the panel we could have Sweeney, Bradshaw, Heaney, Sean Kelly, Silke, McDaid, Molloy, Duane and Wall fighting for the 3 half back positions. Silke could be an option to compete with Kyne for the corner back position also.

At midfield we could have Flynn, Duggan, Cooke, Conroy, Darcy and O'Curraoin competing for spots.

If Daly stays fit I think he will be a big player for us in 2019. Himself, Comer, Walsh and Burke are 4 nailed on starters if fit in my opinion. We are starting to show a bit of depth in all lines which will no doubt be needed during a long season with injuries.

Rocky.Road (Galway) - Posts: 355 - 16/10/2018 15:31:28    2146806

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Replying To Really:  "TBH I haven't seen any of these lads playing - but by all means give them a trial.

We are sorely missing big physical players in central positions. e.g when Duggan is fit, you can see the effect his wholehearted play has on the team. That's why I'm hoping Cein Darcy will blossom this year. Another gutsy player I liked at u-21 level was Finnerty from Mountbellew.

We have loads of skillful players - the only problem is, most are relatively small in stature. I'm not finding fault of them - but as in any physical contact sport, you need ball winners, stoppers and enforcers right through the lines."
I'd rather footballers.

Charlie (Kerry) - Posts: 439 - 16/10/2018 15:57:51    2146818

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Replying To Charlie:  "I'd rather footballers."
Of course you need footballers as well. I know a few Kerry supporters that long for an Aidan O'Mahony/Tom O'Sé/Darragh O'Sé..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 16/10/2018 17:32:19    2146837

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really hope it doesnt take mcdaid too long to get back up to speed- will need games with college with club finished
thought rob finnerty and maher looked good for salthill on the weekend and the score of the year by recently retired army!!

squares_edge (Galway) - Posts: 560 - 16/10/2018 21:43:00    2146881

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Replying To squares_edge:  "really hope it doesnt take mcdaid too long to get back up to speed- will need games with college with club finished
thought rob finnerty and maher looked good for salthill on the weekend and the score of the year by recently retired army!!"
Ya, hopefully Mcdaid is in good physical condition. A lot of lads coming back from Oz seem to have injuries (my perception!), not always as serious as Tommy Walsh but wear and tear from the demands of full time training.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1037 - 17/10/2018 10:42:32    2146935

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A lot of pressure on McDaid and hes only 21. Dylan Wall from Corofin, Sean Moran from Claregalway and Kevin Brady from Kilconly should be given a chance in my opinion. All proven at club level by now.

EugeneFox (Galway) - Posts: 160 - 17/10/2018 12:08:46    2146950

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Replying To EugeneFox:  "A lot of pressure on McDaid and hes only 21. Dylan Wall from Corofin, Sean Moran from Claregalway and Kevin Brady from Kilconly should be given a chance in my opinion. All proven at club level by now."
Kevin Brady ??? must be 37 now. A great player in his day and lined for the footballers in early 00s , but that ship has long long sailed...

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1626 - 17/10/2018 13:25:35    2146969

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Replying To EugeneFox:  "A lot of pressure on McDaid and hes only 21. Dylan Wall from Corofin, Sean Moran from Claregalway and Kevin Brady from Kilconly should be given a chance in my opinion. All proven at club level by now."
kevin brady, really???? he is 36 since march

fearruanua (Galway) - Posts: 300 - 17/10/2018 13:55:10    2146974

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brady was nefver good enough was tried....moran has turned down invitation so not worth talking about

squares_edge (Galway) - Posts: 560 - 18/10/2018 09:55:41    2147066

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We lacked a truly natural fielder of the ball around the middle last year.

Is Eoin Cummins from Claregalway still playing football?

DaleWater (Galway) - Posts: 29 - 18/10/2018 11:06:22    2147085

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Tom Flynn fielded oodles of marks around the middle and Duggan rowed in with plenty. I don't see that sector as the issue at all is Cooke kicks on and conroy comes back fit.

kazoochka (Galway) - Posts: 283 - 18/10/2018 12:22:31    2147108

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Replying To Really:  "Of course you need footballers as well. I know a few Kerry supporters that long for an Aidan O'Mahony/Tom O'Sé/Darragh O'Sé.."
The two O Se men you mention were outstanding footballers. I'm not sure what your point is. Doubt you are sure either.

Charlie (Kerry) - Posts: 439 - 18/10/2018 12:27:29    2147109

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Replying To Charlie:  "The two O Se men you mention were outstanding footballers. I'm not sure what your point is. Doubt you are sure either."
Yes, of course they were good footballers - but you must agree they all went out with an attitude of "marking their own territory".

Don't get me wrong, as I said, in order to be successful, these type of players are needed - in key positions.

Galway and Kerry have "nice" footballers - but lack that steeliness.

At the moment, imo, Mayo are the one team capable of matching Dublin in the physical stakes. And let's face it, that is the barometer any team with ambitions of winning an AI must set there standards by.

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 18/10/2018 16:48:47    2147152

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is St James' Fintan Ó Cuanaigh of the underdogs up to it??

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 395 - 22/10/2018 18:24:30    2147748

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Replying To brisbane:  "is St James' Fintan Ó Cuanaigh of the underdogs up to it??"
No.

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 331 - 22/10/2018 20:35:09    2147773

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