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Connacht Final 2019

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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."
Well said sir! Nice tribute. Thanks for the memories Cormac, will never forget those two crackers against Mayo in the Stadium.

Barnowl94 (Galway) - Posts: 3150 - 11/06/2019 19:08:28    2193642

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Thanks Cormac for a massive contribution to Galway and best of luck going forward

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1236 - 11/06/2019 20:21:12    2193672

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Great players from '81 on both sides. Johnny Hughes was one of my favourite players of all time...the heart of a lion. Gay Mac is still receiving royalties... Stephen Joyce represented the West..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 318 - 11/06/2019 20:32:56    2193675

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Replying To kiloughter:  "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."
I don't believe Molloy would have started the Connacht final, not this soon with little county football game time under his belt. The Sligo game was his change to impress and to make it onto the Connacht final 26 but unfortunately he had to go off early. They aren't Galway fans favourites but Kevin Walsh has a lot of trust for Bradshaw and O'Donnell and I'd expect 1 of not both to start on Sunday.

On who is missing for Galway (key players) as you have stated here. Lets see... Comer yes but i feel he could play a part on Sunday yet. Has been confirmed that Paul Conroy, Declan Kyne, Adrian Varley, Sean Kelly, and Peter Cooke have returned to training but how many of those players are regarded as key players?

What from i see all key players for Galway apart from Comer will be starting on Sunday and they are as follows, Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh, Liam Silke,Johnny Heaney, Tom Flynn, Shane Walsh, Ian Burke.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 232 - 11/06/2019 21:30:17    2193696

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Replying To Yondu:  "I don't believe Molloy would have started the Connacht final, not this soon with little county football game time under his belt. The Sligo game was his change to impress and to make it onto the Connacht final 26 but unfortunately he had to go off early. They aren't Galway fans favourites but Kevin Walsh has a lot of trust for Bradshaw and O'Donnell and I'd expect 1 of not both to start on Sunday.

On who is missing for Galway (key players) as you have stated here. Lets see... Comer yes but i feel he could play a part on Sunday yet. Has been confirmed that Paul Conroy, Declan Kyne, Adrian Varley, Sean Kelly, and Peter Cooke have returned to training but how many of those players are regarded as key players?

What from i see all key players for Galway apart from Comer will be starting on Sunday and they are as follows, Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh, Liam Silke,Johnny Heaney, Tom Flynn, Shane Walsh, Ian Burke."
Have you been watching O Ceallaigh at all?
He's been roasted in the majority of games he's played since he's come into the team.
And that's in a team that give plenty of protection to the fullback line.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 641 - 11/06/2019 22:21:46    2193723

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Have you been watching O Ceallaigh at all?
He's been roasted in the majority of games he's played since he's come into the team.
And that's in a team that give plenty of protection to the fullback line."
Watched him regularly and do wonder what games you have watched to reach that conclusion, are you mixing him up with another red head defender in Kyne?

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 232 - 12/06/2019 00:17:13    2193764

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Replying To Charlie:  "Bane decent club forward. Nothing more. Not nice having to retire on medical advice. Good luck to him."
He was alot more than a decent club player. He was an outstanding club player for caheristrane more like it. Probably the best they have ever had. A very good forward at county level. Could play off both left and right peg. Kick points from long range and had an eye for goal. An excellent free taker also. A nightmare to mark on his day as proven in that connacht final.

Reversepass1 (Galway) - Posts: 215 - 12/06/2019 03:17:29    2193778

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "He was alot more than a decent club player. He was an outstanding club player for caheristrane more like it. Probably the best they have ever had. A very good forward at county level. Could play off both left and right peg. Kick points from long range and had an eye for goal. An excellent free taker also. A nightmare to mark on his day as proven in that connacht final."
Excellent club player, put up huge scores for Caherlistrane on most outings.

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 214 - 12/06/2019 10:03:10    2193823

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Replying To Yondu:  "Watched him regularly and do wonder what games you have watched to reach that conclusion, are you mixing him up with another red head defender in Kyne?"
Lighthouse comment

Maroonedinlongford (Galway) - Posts: 177 - 12/06/2019 10:12:35    2193826

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Replying To Reversepass1:  "He was alot more than a decent club player. He was an outstanding club player for caheristrane more like it. Probably the best they have ever had. A very good forward at county level. Could play off both left and right peg. Kick points from long range and had an eye for goal. An excellent free taker also. A nightmare to mark on his day as proven in that connacht final."
You're thinking of the quarter-final in 07, not the final of 08 itself. Two moments of brilliance lit up what was mostly a poor game against the previous years All-Ireland finalists. O'Mahonys first game in his 2nd stint as Mayo manager. Neither side did much in the rest of the Championship that year.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 216 - 12/06/2019 11:29:12    2193863

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Connacht final week in full flow and the craic at work with a good mix of Tribesmen and Rossies is flowing. Hopefully it's a dry day as the couple of pints before and after the match out in salthill are always mighty craic and usually in good spirit. Can't wait for this one.

tribesman125 (Galway) - Posts: 139 - 12/06/2019 11:53:15    2193875

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Replying To tribesman125:  "Connacht final week in full flow and the craic at work with a good mix of Tribesmen and Rossies is flowing. Hopefully it's a dry day as the couple of pints before and after the match out in salthill are always mighty craic and usually in good spirit. Can't wait for this one."
interesting that Gary O' Donnell has come out and said he would prefer to play the game in Tuam. And Alan Kerins is also in the press today saying he hopes the venue does not ruin the game and that he preferred playing elsewhere. Are we the only big county where our players are held back by the weather at our home ground?

lowballplease (Galway) - Posts: 837 - 13/06/2019 12:12:02    2194351

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Galway will win, whether it be in Tuam or Salthill.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1583 - 13/06/2019 12:56:47    2194377

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Replying To lowballplease:  "interesting that Gary O' Donnell has come out and said he would prefer to play the game in Tuam. And Alan Kerins is also in the press today saying he hopes the venue does not ruin the game and that he preferred playing elsewhere. Are we the only big county where our players are held back by the weather at our home ground?"
Often heard excuses after loosing, but these guys are looking for excuses even before they turn up. Is Gary O Donnell from Tuam? They better Man up and stop whimpering about where they have to play a game of Football. Its all a bit embarrassing.... And it is not a bit interesting that Gary said he prefers his home pitch.

SAMMYTHEBULL (Galway) - Posts: 1577 - 13/06/2019 13:09:09    2194387

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Hope it is nice and Sunny in the Beautiful Salthill... Great occasion. Good luck to Big Kev and his team.

SAMMYTHEBULL (Galway) - Posts: 1577 - 13/06/2019 13:13:47    2194392

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Replying To lowballplease:  "interesting that Gary O' Donnell has come out and said he would prefer to play the game in Tuam. And Alan Kerins is also in the press today saying he hopes the venue does not ruin the game and that he preferred playing elsewhere. Are we the only big county where our players are held back by the weather at our home ground?"
Ya ive always backed salthill but the weather is really ruining games and its not a couple of games its most games

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 378 - 13/06/2019 13:45:01    2194424

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All the talk about injuries and key players missing but as expected a vastly experienced team named to start for Galway on Sunday. A full 13 that has started Connacht finals before.

Lets break down the starting team.

The many times club All Ireland winner in goal

Galway's best and strongest full back line.

Huge experience in the half back line with the young talented Daly.

Probably Galway's strongest midfield pairing the two U21 All Ireland winning midfield pairing lets not forget

And finally a forward line with plenty of power pace and skill.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 232 - 13/06/2019 14:02:30    2194435

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Replying To lowballplease:  "interesting that Gary O' Donnell has come out and said he would prefer to play the game in Tuam. And Alan Kerins is also in the press today saying he hopes the venue does not ruin the game and that he preferred playing elsewhere. Are we the only big county where our players are held back by the weather at our home ground?"
Hardly a big surprise that Gary wants to play there!? He does play for Tuam Stars.
Wet and windy day promised on Sunday so we'll have to be better placed than we were 2 years ago when Roscommon caught us on the hop. Hopefully Galway by 1 or 2

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 178 - 13/06/2019 14:04:34    2194436

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Replying To lowballplease:  "interesting that Gary O' Donnell has come out and said he would prefer to play the game in Tuam. And Alan Kerins is also in the press today saying he hopes the venue does not ruin the game and that he preferred playing elsewhere. Are we the only big county where our players are held back by the weather at our home ground?"
Tuam captain says he would prefer if games played in Tuam. In other news water is wet.


Tuam would suit Roscommon and Mayo people i know that much. Conamara people and those in the largest population centres of our big county .................not so much.

kazoochka (Galway) - Posts: 227 - 13/06/2019 14:41:31    2194456

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Replying To Yondu:  "All the talk about injuries and key players missing but as expected a vastly experienced team named to start for Galway on Sunday. A full 13 that has started Connacht finals before.

Lets break down the starting team.

The many times club All Ireland winner in goal

Galway's best and strongest full back line.

Huge experience in the half back line with the young talented Daly.

Probably Galway's strongest midfield pairing the two U21 All Ireland winning midfield pairing lets not forget

And finally a forward line with plenty of power pace and skill."
No Martin Farragher. No Cillian McDaid plus 4 of the 7 out through injury who would have started. Experience of previous Connacht Finals but even without the injured 7 to add to the mix the team announced is not our best 15. I think there may be changes closer to throw in. That FF line (all great players) too light as a collective.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 13/06/2019 14:45:26    2194460

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