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Replying To Fewpucks24:  "Who would you select at Midfield if all options were available and fully fit?"
I'd stick with Flynn and Duggan. Both have good engines and have plenty of pace. Duggan will improve as the summer progresses like last year. He played well against Dublin in league final and was very good against mayo kicking 2 very good points last year. If it's mayo in connacht final I'd get him to pick up Ruane as he is big threat. Hard ground suits Duggan.

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 226 - 17/04/2019 22:02:59    2179378

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "I'd stick with Flynn and Duggan. Both have good engines and have plenty of pace. Duggan will improve as the summer progresses like last year. He played well against Dublin in league final and was very good against mayo kicking 2 very good points last year. If it's mayo in connacht final I'd get him to pick up Ruane as he is big threat. Hard ground suits Duggan."
Ruane is unproven yet!

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 18/04/2019 08:21:07    2179398

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Replying To Belclare:  "Ruane is unproven yet!"
Yes I wouldn't be worrying too much about him yet. We saw what happened to Sean O'Shea in the league final.

Fewpucks24 (Galway) - Posts: 83 - 18/04/2019 10:29:45    2179412

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Replying To squares_edge:  "conroys creativity has been missed....hopeful;ly he is back sooner than later"
I would agree with that - there is very little creativity with the current available midfielders. They are all fairly similar but Conroy is the one player who can actually create attacks from midfield with his vision.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2264 - 18/04/2019 11:01:58    2179415

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Replying To tommy k:  "I would agree with that - there is very little creativity with the current available midfielders. They are all fairly similar but Conroy is the one player who can actually create attacks from midfield with his vision."
Spot on.

Fewpucks24 (Galway) - Posts: 83 - 18/04/2019 11:21:55    2179422

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on balance cooke would be more creative but can at times take on hollywood shots and passes- this will abate with experience. duggan to start and run himself into the ground with cooke to come on (of course cooke could play as well as a third midfielder which would leave us very short on subs for midfield) michael Daly anyone?

squares_edge (Galway) - Posts: 553 - 18/04/2019 14:24:58    2179449

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Think Conroy is definitely the most creative of the 4, missed him during the league I thought.

cavan.galway (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 18/04/2019 18:31:16    2179481

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Looks like Duggan and Cooke out for London match and must be rated as doubtful for Sligo match 2 weeks later all Galway injuries seemed 2,always be long term ones ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 18/04/2019 20:24:56    2179493

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Replying To Belclare:  "Ruane is unproven yet!"
He ticked all the boxes during the league. He certainly proved he wasnt out of his depth.He weighed in with impressive goals in tralee and again in league final when those games were up for grabs. Not much else the guy can do really to prove that he's up to it. He certainly dispelled any doubts about his ability. To ignore the obvious would be very foolish. He'll need to be watched closely imo as he is a real threat breaking forward. He's young, mobile and his confidence will be high.

You can only judge the guy on what we've witnessed to date. He hasnt played championship as it is his first year. However, he has proven himself in every other respect. He'll be a definite starter if we meet in connacht final. If he's not tracked, he's certainly capable of doing alot of damage. Hopefully Duggan makes a speedy recovery as he has the ability to curtail Ruane imo.

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 226 - 18/04/2019 20:55:17    2179496

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According to John Mc Intyre in the Connacht Tribune both Martin Farragher and Jason Leonard are in the squad
Not so bad

Maroonedinlongford (Galway) - Posts: 196 - 18/04/2019 21:21:35    2179500

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Replying To Maroonedinlongford:  "According to John Mc Intyre in the Connacht Tribune both Martin Farragher and Jason Leonard are in the squad
Not so bad"
Good 2 hear will add competiton to forward line but it's still very dissapointing that Dylan Wall rejected the invitation!

Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 18/04/2019 23:18:21    2179523

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Heard that Brannigan was among those cut from the panel, surely there's no truth to this?

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 254 - 19/04/2019 16:44:26    2179588

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Replying To gaillimhboy:  "Heard that Brannigan was among those cut from the panel, surely there's no truth to this?"
Well he was training with the county on Tuesday night of this week anyway so I would highly doubt it.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 646 - 19/04/2019 22:22:25    2179621

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Well he was training with the county on Tuesday night of this week anyway so I would highly doubt it."
Thought that would be the case. We will need players of his calibre and energy come the Connacht final and hopefully the super 8s.

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 254 - 20/04/2019 11:12:15    2179643

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So is it definitley true that Dylan Wall will not be joinning the football panel?

Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 20/04/2019 11:52:45    2179646

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Duggan and Cooke's injury could open the door to Steede getting a call up or maybe O'Currain might step up other then that I don't seen any other contenders for midfield unless anyone else can name suggestions.

Maroonforever (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 20/04/2019 17:43:18    2179670

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The media is all over the Galway football "injury list", which I think is interesting. From this list what players are unlikely to be fully fit by say June 16? Any ideas out there?

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1295 - 20/04/2019 19:47:24    2179675

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Replying To Maroonforever:  "Duggan and Cooke's injury could open the door to Steede getting a call up or maybe O'Currain might step up other then that I don't seen any other contenders for midfield unless anyone else can name suggestions."
Unless they are long term injuries is hard to imagine people being dragged into the panel for London game. Are they serious injuries?

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1023 - 20/04/2019 20:11:18    2179676

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Replying To Maroonforever:  "Duggan and Cooke's injury could open the door to Steede getting a call up or maybe O'Currain might step up other then that I don't seen any other contenders for midfield unless anyone else can name suggestions."
Cein D'Arcy is on the panel along with Fiontán Ó Curraoin. I'd imagine one of these two will partner Tom Flynn if the rest aren't fit. Mike Daly and Sean Kelly are other options who would be accustomed to the role. I don't think he will bring in anyone outside the current panel unless things get very serious on the injury front.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 441 - 20/04/2019 22:30:56    2179690

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Replying To johnjoe21:  "@Really Kevin is lucky to have a man of your coaching prowess to come on here and let him know how to set up the team..."
TBH, JJ, I understand your west of the corrib loyalty. But realistically, when you see a reasonably talented group of players stymied by a lack of positive leadership from Management e.g. compared to Mayo it's a tad sad...

Really (Galway) - Posts: 346 - 21/04/2019 04:37:55    2179705

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