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Replying To handpassking:  "We got over the line by the skin of our teeth. Tough luck to Tuam. Definitely a championship in them. Maybe next year."
Hard luck to Tuam - a valiant effort, but in the end, just lacked overall quality to go the distance.

Corofin will need to move through the gears fairly smartly if they are serious about mounting the 3 in a row AI challenge.

Couldn't make the game, but again, Radio na Gaeltachta provided excellent coverage - would highly recommend it. Dara O'Cinnede also provided excellent coverage of Crokes v South Kerry match. " 'se an rud is annamh is iontach"...

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 03/11/2019 16:13:11    2247419

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Disappointed for Tuam but a hugely positive year.. Loads to build on.
Well done to Corofin, Tuam pushed right to the end of two games.

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 03/11/2019 16:53:44    2247426

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Replying To Toman:  "Do you know crafty you should have been in the future planning of any new road development. 4 or 5 miles west of where it is what a load of nonsense. See how easy it is for the likes of Roscommon or Kildare and several other countries to get to Tuam pitch now. This is a Galway championship forum not a survey of who travels to work in Galway"
Since when were roads built for the convenience of GAA supporters and not for the people living and working in the area. Who cares about Roscommon and Kildare GAA supporters?Ihave never heard such rubbish in all my life.And I did not introduce the subject of roads on this forum.Maybe someone like me should have been consulted about the location of the motorway and then Galways traffic problems wouldnt be so bad.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 164 - 03/11/2019 16:56:22    2247428

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Replying To crafty:  "Since when were roads built for the convenience of GAA supporters and not for the people living and working in the area. Who cares about Roscommon and Kildare GAA supporters?Ihave never heard such rubbish in all my life.And I did not introduce the subject of roads on this forum.Maybe someone like me should have been consulted about the location of the motorway and then Galways traffic problems wouldnt be so bad."
Well crafty for a fellow who Never herd such rubbish in all ur life, you certainly put a lot of it on this forum. I told u ur shout be a road planner.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 254 - 03/11/2019 17:27:34    2247434

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Replying To Toman:  "Well crafty for a fellow who Never herd such rubbish in all ur life, you certainly put a lot of it on this forum. I told u ur shout be a road planner."
Pot calling kettle black springs to mind

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 271 - 03/11/2019 17:40:46    2247439

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Not to be unfortunately. Corofin's experience really showed in the second half. We weren't as wasteful as were the first day but conditions didn't suit us as much as it didn't suit Corofin. Hopefully we can use this as a starting point for future success.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 271 - 03/11/2019 17:42:06    2247440

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Disappointed for Tuam but a hugely positive year.. Loads to build on.
Well done to Corofin, Tuam pushed right to the end of two games."
Of course it's heartbreaking for Tuam - but as we have been hearing in rugby for the last month, it's all about consistency.

Tuam have the resources (financial & population), and so, need to develop, and utilise development squads of players, conditioned and ready, to make the step up to senior.

Finally, aspiring top clubs should be providing 3/4
players for IC panel. Imo there has been a derogation of duty, by Tuam in this regard.

Bottom line, does Tuam really want to contribute at the "top table" once again, and honour the tradition of Stockwell, Purcell, Fallon...

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 03/11/2019 17:49:28    2247447

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Replying To Really:  "Hard luck to Tuam - a valiant effort, but in the end, just lacked overall quality to go the distance.

Corofin will need to move through the gears fairly smartly if they are serious about mounting the 3 in a row AI challenge.

Couldn't make the game, but again, Radio na Gaeltachta provided excellent coverage - would highly recommend it. Dara O'Cinnede also provided excellent coverage of Crokes v South Kerry match. " 'se an rud is annamh is iontach"..."
Its very strange that TG4 didnt show any game in Galway live. Im sure if Corofin werent involved it would be different. But anyhow what a club Corofin is. Surely the greatest rural club ever. Tuam would have a population of 10,000 people, 3 times the population of Corofin and fantastic facilities.The one area Corofin could improve on is gym, pitches etc but its winning that counts. Who would believe leaving Tuam Stadium in 1990 after Corofin were hammered by Salthill that they would be where they are now. MAGIC. I doubt if they will do the 3 in a row as they look a bit tired. But who knows?

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 164 - 03/11/2019 17:58:59    2247454

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Not to be unfortunately. Corofin's experience really showed in the second half. We weren't as wasteful as were the first day but conditions didn't suit us as much as it didn't suit Corofin. Hopefully we can use this as a starting point for future success."
Tuam had 2 free overturned at vital times for their discipline. This can't happen when you play a team like corofin. I thought going in conditions would suit Tuam but I was very impressed with Corofins defence. Been honest Tuam left it behind the first day. The final kick out should have been driven into stands.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 254 - 03/11/2019 18:19:09    2247466

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Tuam only getting three scores from the 17th minute of the first half till the end. They only got three scores in the next 50 minutes of play including a free in the 5th minute of added time. They don't have enough quality up front. Daithi Burke and Fitzgearld added serious steel to the champions back six today and hammered the key Stars players, Liam Silke absolutely destroyed Jamie Murphy with his man marking. In truth Corofin should have won by double scores but for missed chances. Corofin have looked heavy legged and vulnerable this year but they are still getting the results. Tuam have now only won 7 titles in 60 years the same as Dunmore McHales. Since Kevin Reidy missed the penalty in 1995 making Martin McNamara a hero out in Cummer, Corofin have added 16 titles. It is only a matter of time before Corofin get past Tuams 24. Tuam have very little coming up into this panel. They play Minor B and won't make an impact for a while. They missed their chance two weeks ago. It is now up to Moycullen, Salthill, Claregalway and Mountbellew to stop Corofin.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 353 - 03/11/2019 18:41:09    2247471

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Replying To GDL:  "Tuam only getting three scores from the 17th minute of the first half till the end. They only got three scores in the next 50 minutes of play including a free in the 5th minute of added time. They don't have enough quality up front. Daithi Burke and Fitzgearld added serious steel to the champions back six today and hammered the key Stars players, Liam Silke absolutely destroyed Jamie Murphy with his man marking. In truth Corofin should have won by double scores but for missed chances. Corofin have looked heavy legged and vulnerable this year but they are still getting the results. Tuam have now only won 7 titles in 60 years the same as Dunmore McHales. Since Kevin Reidy missed the penalty in 1995 making Martin McNamara a hero out in Cummer, Corofin have added 16 titles. It is only a matter of time before Corofin get past Tuams 24. Tuam have very little coming up into this panel. They play Minor B and won't make an impact for a while. They missed their chance two weeks ago. It is now up to Moycullen, Salthill, Claregalway and Mountbellew to stop Corofin."
Holy lord, what happened you in Tuam before..
Whatever about playing Minor B there are some great quality young lads coming through, today is only a starting point. Jamie Murphy ran rings around Silke in the first half, was understandably quieter in the second half, finishing top scorer by a mile in the championship. You say Tuam only scored 3 points in the second half? By the 35th minute Corofin had only scored 4 points..
And as for Martin Mac, a great goalkeeper and doing great work with the underage in Tuam..

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 03/11/2019 19:14:28    2247477

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Replying To GDL:  "Tuam only getting three scores from the 17th minute of the first half till the end. They only got three scores in the next 50 minutes of play including a free in the 5th minute of added time. They don't have enough quality up front. Daithi Burke and Fitzgearld added serious steel to the champions back six today and hammered the key Stars players, Liam Silke absolutely destroyed Jamie Murphy with his man marking. In truth Corofin should have won by double scores but for missed chances. Corofin have looked heavy legged and vulnerable this year but they are still getting the results. Tuam have now only won 7 titles in 60 years the same as Dunmore McHales. Since Kevin Reidy missed the penalty in 1995 making Martin McNamara a hero out in Cummer, Corofin have added 16 titles. It is only a matter of time before Corofin get past Tuams 24. Tuam have very little coming up into this panel. They play Minor B and won't make an impact for a while. They missed their chance two weeks ago. It is now up to Moycullen, Salthill, Claregalway and Mountbellew to stop Corofin."
GDL, Tuam do have the raw material.

We all played with/against them, at one stage or other - that class does not change.
Imo its an organisational issue..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 03/11/2019 19:17:33    2247479

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Replying To GDL:  "Tuam only getting three scores from the 17th minute of the first half till the end. They only got three scores in the next 50 minutes of play including a free in the 5th minute of added time. They don't have enough quality up front. Daithi Burke and Fitzgearld added serious steel to the champions back six today and hammered the key Stars players, Liam Silke absolutely destroyed Jamie Murphy with his man marking. In truth Corofin should have won by double scores but for missed chances. Corofin have looked heavy legged and vulnerable this year but they are still getting the results. Tuam have now only won 7 titles in 60 years the same as Dunmore McHales. Since Kevin Reidy missed the penalty in 1995 making Martin McNamara a hero out in Cummer, Corofin have added 16 titles. It is only a matter of time before Corofin get past Tuams 24. Tuam have very little coming up into this panel. They play Minor B and won't make an impact for a while. They missed their chance two weeks ago. It is now up to Moycullen, Salthill, Claregalway and Mountbellew to stop Corofin."
What match were you watching? Silke was yards off the pace of Murphy. Dylan Wall was put on Murphy and gave away a free straight away then Daithi Burke was moved onto him. Tuam ran out off legs and ideas in the second half and Murphy wasn't as effective. Wouldn't go as far as saying double scores. Poor finishing again today. Well done Corofin and hopefully Tuam can build on from this year and compete. They have good lads running the club and along with Salthill MM and the others hopefully 2020 will be positive for Galway football as a whole

Pullin.lambs1 (Galway) - Posts: 42 - 03/11/2019 21:04:17    2247518

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Well done corofin. What a great club.

Well done tuam for a team that was almost relegated last year even making the quarter finals was an achievement. what a difference a manager makes. tommy carton deserves so much credit for the progress he has made in such a short space of time with this team.

Hopefully corofin can do the 3 in a row.

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1040 - 03/11/2019 21:22:54    2247523

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Holy lord, what happened you in Tuam before..
Whatever about playing Minor B there are some great quality young lads coming through, today is only a starting point. Jamie Murphy ran rings around Silke in the first half, was understandably quieter in the second half, finishing top scorer by a mile in the championship. You say Tuam only scored 3 points in the second half? By the 35th minute Corofin had only scored 4 points..
And as for Martin Mac, a great goalkeeper and doing great work with the underage in Tuam.."
You missed the point entirely, Tuam scored three times in 50 minutes including a very late free from the 17th minute of the first half. Only three of their starting players from the front eight scored. Corofin had six players to score from the same sector. Forwards win championships. The Corofin scoring ratio was in around 30%. They are usually around 60%. They should have won by more. Tuam unfortunately for them had no bench to bring on. You saw what the champions brought on, all former Galway U20 and Minor players, Cunningham, Brady, Burke, Silke. Two of them have captained Galway minors. They would start with every other senior club in Galway. We didn't even see Galway minors from the last two years even on the bench, Dylan Brady, Gill, Cooley or Halbard. Corofin have serious talent coming through and I believe only Claregalway, Salthill, Moycullen and possibly Mountbellew can catch them. Tuam have started the rebuild at Underage and below but Jamie Murphy, Tierney and O'Donnell will be gone by the time these players come through.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 353 - 04/11/2019 10:13:59    2247592

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Best to Corofin, congrats

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 04/11/2019 10:33:56    2247599

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Replying To GDL:  "You missed the point entirely, Tuam scored three times in 50 minutes including a very late free from the 17th minute of the first half. Only three of their starting players from the front eight scored. Corofin had six players to score from the same sector. Forwards win championships. The Corofin scoring ratio was in around 30%. They are usually around 60%. They should have won by more. Tuam unfortunately for them had no bench to bring on. You saw what the champions brought on, all former Galway U20 and Minor players, Cunningham, Brady, Burke, Silke. Two of them have captained Galway minors. They would start with every other senior club in Galway. We didn't even see Galway minors from the last two years even on the bench, Dylan Brady, Gill, Cooley or Halbard. Corofin have serious talent coming through and I believe only Claregalway, Salthill, Moycullen and possibly Mountbellew can catch them. Tuam have started the rebuild at Underage and below but Jamie Murphy, Tierney and O'Donnell will be gone by the time these players come through."
Aonghus Tierney is 28 ! Where is he going?
There is absolutely no reason Tuam cannot get back there next year, they beat everyone apart from Corofin well this year..For all them young players you name , they still can only play 15, and are they good enough to replace Sice, Firzgerald, Mc Grath. ? Remains to be seen..

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 04/11/2019 10:48:07    2247604

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For all the talk about tuam stadium and being the only place to hold big football games they messed up again yesterday having to delay the throw in because people couldn't get in not enough turnstiles open what did they expect a small crowd?

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 51 - 04/11/2019 11:50:37    2247627

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For all the talk about tuam stadium and being the only place to hold big football games they messed up again yesterday having to delay the throw in because people couldn't get in not enough turnstiles open what did they expect a small crowd?

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 51 - 04/11/2019 11:51:00    2247628

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Replying To GDL:  "You missed the point entirely, Tuam scored three times in 50 minutes including a very late free from the 17th minute of the first half. Only three of their starting players from the front eight scored. Corofin had six players to score from the same sector. Forwards win championships. The Corofin scoring ratio was in around 30%. They are usually around 60%. They should have won by more. Tuam unfortunately for them had no bench to bring on. You saw what the champions brought on, all former Galway U20 and Minor players, Cunningham, Brady, Burke, Silke. Two of them have captained Galway minors. They would start with every other senior club in Galway. We didn't even see Galway minors from the last two years even on the bench, Dylan Brady, Gill, Cooley or Halbard. Corofin have serious talent coming through and I believe only Claregalway, Salthill, Moycullen and possibly Mountbellew can catch them. Tuam have started the rebuild at Underage and below but Jamie Murphy, Tierney and O'Donnell will be gone by the time these players come through."
But sure you claim silke destroyed murphy? So hes hardly essential in your eyes what does it matter if he goes. Everyone else was obviously watching a different game

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1040 - 04/11/2019 13:11:15    2247648

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