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Connacht Final 2019

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Replying To tribesman125:  "Kerry 1-19
Galway 1-17"
Thanks for that

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 994 - 10/06/2019 21:29:43    2193224

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A few injuries so I'd go with the following based on form and availability
1 Power
2 Silke
3 SAC
4 Duane
5 Molloy
6 Bradshaw
7 Daly
8 Flynn
9 Conroy
10 Mcdaid
11 Walsh
12 Daly
13 O Laoi
14 Farragher
15 Burke
I expect this to be a tough battle. If we go out and play with a bit of freedom, we will win. Team selection will also be vital. Fingers crossed the weather is good and it's not too windy. Otherwise, it could be a 50/50 game

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 215 - 10/06/2019 21:57:52    2193237

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Replying To tribesman125:  "Kerry 1-19
Galway 1-17"
That's an improvement on a challenge they played against Cork a while back anyway .
Cork scored 6-23 I believe.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 10/06/2019 23:07:29    2193266

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Replying To Barnowl94:  "That's an improvement on a challenge they played against Cork a while back anyway .
Cork scored 6-23 I believe."
Galway got 6 goals in that game.
Cork got 3.
But Cork won by kicking over 30 points.
That was before the London game

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 641 - 11/06/2019 08:14:39    2193314

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Excuse? Ultan Harney was guaranteed starter for this Connacht final and stating the obvious for you its a big blow to lose him for this Connacht final a week before it. The blow would be lessen if we had many months to plan for it like Galway have with Comer.

Galway's pick includes either U21 or club All Ireland winners to bring in making in probably Galway strongest pick since 1998 to 2001. On the topic of other sports we have lost a number of good underage players to rugby, Jack Carty Connacht player of the year would be one example.

The real fact is our turnover had little to do with Cunningham. A number of players had work,travel,study commitments and others with long term injuries. Regardless of what he said one of the main reason why McStay jumped ship earlier than expected was because he knew only a handful of his first choice starters would be available for selection this year. Lastly for all of Galways injuries Kevin Walsh if he wanted too could start 10 or 11 of last years All Ireland semi final team on Sunday and that team included Sweeney and Armstrong who have opted out of the county scene after that game."
Ah in fairness the several months notice KW had as you describe it is bs. Ye potentially have one player missing who would make your starting 15 with question marks over his ability not to lose it. We have 7 out (4 likely starters) and an irreplaceable full forward. If we had full pick I still think this would be 50/50 as already have acknowledged on the main forum that the Rossies are better and stronger overall this year with players back etc. I do recall ye bemoaning the amount of absentees ye had in 2018 so for consistency surely ye will afford us the same opportunity.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 11/06/2019 08:22:13    2193319

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "A few injuries so I'd go with the following based on form and availability
1 Power
2 Silke
3 SAC
4 Duane
5 Molloy
6 Bradshaw
7 Daly
8 Flynn
9 Conroy
10 Mcdaid
11 Walsh
12 Daly
13 O Laoi
14 Farragher
15 Burke
I expect this to be a tough battle. If we go out and play with a bit of freedom, we will win. Team selection will also be vital. Fingers crossed the weather is good and it's not too windy. Otherwise, it could be a 50/50 game"
Kieran Molloy on crutches, any word how long he will be out for?

whoop_hero (Galway) - Posts: 58 - 11/06/2019 08:23:06    2193320

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Replying To whoop_hero:  "Kieran Molloy on crutches, any word how long he will be out for?"
I heard he twisted his ankle so he probably won't be out too long. If he doesn't make it, I'd go with Gary O Donnell instead at 5.

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 215 - 11/06/2019 11:53:58    2193421

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "I heard he twisted his ankle so he probably won't be out too long. If he doesn't make it, I'd go with Gary O Donnell instead at 5."
If he is injured its a pity. Would have him over O'Donnell

EugeneFox (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 11/06/2019 13:14:02    2193476

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Galway got 6 goals in that game.
Cork got 3.
But Cork won by kicking over 30 points.
That was before the London game"
You sure of that? I have from a Galway football die hard who was at the game?

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 11/06/2019 13:17:41    2193478

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On another note, Cormac Bane announced his retirement from the game on medical grounds. Cormac was a very naturally gifted footballer who was deadly accurate in front of goals. A brilliant servant at club and county level for many years. His man of the match performance against mayo in the 2008 final when he scored 2 . 2 from play in the space of 10 minutes will always be remembered. So best of luck Cormac and thanks for all the good days you gave us and your dedication to Galway football down through the years. A brilliant role model to any young lad who has aspirations of playing at the highest level.

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 215 - 11/06/2019 14:32:15    2193514

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Replying To kiloughter:  "Ah in fairness the several months notice KW had as you describe it is bs. Ye potentially have one player missing who would make your starting 15 with question marks over his ability not to lose it. We have 7 out (4 likely starters) and an irreplaceable full forward. If we had full pick I still think this would be 50/50 as already have acknowledged on the main forum that the Rossies are better and stronger overall this year with players back etc. I do recall ye bemoaning the amount of absentees ye had in 2018 so for consistency surely ye will afford us the same opportunity."
Nothing BS about it at all. Knowing a player is out from a long way out is easier to plan than a sudden injury and every manager will agree with that point of view. We had a fairly settled starting line up the last few years under McStay so we are missing a lot more than one player and we have some key players that will only be able to give a few minutes off the bench on Sunday due to a long injury lay off. Not sure how you recall that bemoaning? after all we were able to start 12 of the same starters from the 2017 final last year while this year 3 or 4 same starters maybe.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2134 - 11/06/2019 15:46:16    2193549

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Nothing BS about it at all. Knowing a player is out from a long way out is easier to plan than a sudden injury and every manager will agree with that point of view. We had a fairly settled starting line up the last few years under McStay so we are missing a lot more than one player and we have some key players that will only be able to give a few minutes off the bench on Sunday due to a long injury lay off. Not sure how you recall that bemoaning? after all we were able to start 12 of the same starters from the 2017 final last year while this year 3 or 4 same starters maybe."
Well it looks as thought Kieran Molloy (club footballer of the year and starter the last day) is out from an injury sustained last week. So you can even that one up with Harney, and then treat the 7 other Galway players including their best player and captain as a separate issue

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 82 - 11/06/2019 16:01:40    2193555

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "On another note, Cormac Bane announced his retirement from the game on medical grounds. Cormac was a very naturally gifted footballer who was deadly accurate in front of goals. A brilliant servant at club and county level for many years. His man of the match performance against mayo in the 2008 final when he scored 2 . 2 from play in the space of 10 minutes will always be remembered. So best of luck Cormac and thanks for all the good days you gave us and your dedication to Galway football down through the years. A brilliant role model to any young lad who has aspirations of playing at the highest level."
Agreed. Best of luck to Cormac Bane, he can be very proud of the service he gave to his club and his county. One of those goals he got against Mayo in '08 was spectacular - as good as you'd see. Bane wasn't expected to be that much of a threat by Mayo back then and he tore them apart. Maybe one or two of our 'quieter' forwards might spring a major performance on Sunday, would be nice to see goals like that against the Rossies! We could need them...

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 11/06/2019 16:45:10    2193580

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Replying To Barnowl94:  "You sure of that? I have from a Galway football die hard who was at the game?"
100% positive.
If he was at the game he got the team who scored 6 goals wrong.
Ask him again :-)

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 641 - 11/06/2019 17:00:23    2193586

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Well it looks as thought Kieran Molloy (club footballer of the year and starter the last day) is out from an injury sustained last week. So you can even that one up with Harney, and then treat the 7 other Galway players including their best player and captain as a separate issue"
Not comparable, Molloy started his first ever senior championship game v Sligo and it lasted 16 minutes. Was no guarantee that Kevin Walsh was going to start him in the Connacht final as he has a number of defenders that has the experience of starting recent Connacht finals.

BTW Shane Walsh it your best player, he basically won you the Connacht final last year, we put three different defenders on him and all couldn't stop his influence on the game, Comer was marked out of the majority of the game didn't score until the 69th minute and would have been held scoreless if our management didn't foolishly switching markers with a few minutes to play. On the topic of captains our captain from last year Conor Devaney has been troubled by injury all year and will likely at best be only a sub on Sunday and our captain of 2017 Ciaran Murtagh and top scorer/creator of the last 3 years has taken a year out but that was one such key missing player that our management had plenty of time to plan for.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - Posts: 2134 - 11/06/2019 17:03:36    2193588

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We have to play the hand we're dealt with and if we have between 4 and 7 starters missing, then the onus is on their replacements to step up and play out of their skins on Sunday. If Galway are to have justifiably big ambitions this year, then we need a big panel to be able to slot in and carry the day when others can't.
Sean Andy's battle with Conor Cox will be crucial, and maintaining discipline during that battle will be critical. Then there's Diarmuid Murtagh, Cathal Cregg and Donie Smith to contend with too. Our defence is going to be stretched all over the place to try and open up the one or two goal chances the Rossies believe they will need. Roscommon are coming in full belief they can win this - the Mayo win has them feeling very confident. They're fancying 2+ goals, they believe they're going to be at least breaking even in midfield and believe they've a better ability to kick scores from distance if its a cagey, defensive game - as is expected by most. They believe David Murray will bottle up Ian Burke and that young Hussey will do a job on Shane Walsh. As a great man once said ' there's only one answer to that lads'....Gaillimh Abu!!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 74 - 11/06/2019 17:14:37    2193590

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Replying To galwayman2:  "100% positive.
If he was at the game he got the team who scored 6 goals wrong.
Ask him again :-)"
He was at the game but he went for a few pints afterwards.!

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1081 - 11/06/2019 17:18:02    2193591

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That was 07 lads in salthill when bane got the goals, we came a cropper against sligo in the connacht final and then again vs meath.

johnterry (Galway) - Posts: 269 - 11/06/2019 17:41:42    2193599

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Nothing BS about it at all. Knowing a player is out from a long way out is easier to plan than a sudden injury and every manager will agree with that point of view. We had a fairly settled starting line up the last few years under McStay so we are missing a lot more than one player and we have some key players that will only be able to give a few minutes off the bench on Sunday due to a long injury lay off. Not sure how you recall that bemoaning? after all we were able to start 12 of the same starters from the 2017 final last year while this year 3 or 4 same starters maybe."
Let's agree to disagree but two things. Molloy would start as the days of starting GOD and Bradshaw (great servants as they are) are gone except with all the injuries it may now happen. Conventiently those posters somewhat not fully informed will say that sure Galway had experienced players playing as if they were first teamers. They were up to a year ago but Molloy is ahead of both and the future and Galway fans would probably know this better in fairness than non Galwegians. Likewise we would probably not know the lie of the land with Ros in the same way as Rossie fans. The simple fact is is that we are missing more key players currently that would start only for injury according to national reports. On the bemoaning the Ros forum this time last year was wall to wall on who was missing. Far more than the extent of same this thread is pointing it out this year.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 11/06/2019 18:17:00    2193622

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Bane decent club forward. Nothing more. Not nice having to retire on medical advice. Good luck to him.

Charlie (Kerry) - Posts: 429 - 11/06/2019 19:00:34    2193637

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