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brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 413 - 13/01/2020 10:18:21    2259317

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Replying To Mailman98:  "First of all forget league games. Proper teams are just going through the motions in those. The goal in the 1-1 v Dublin in 2018 was scored when the game was well and truly over and SW knew it was safe to come back out of hiding. Where was he when Galway players were looking around for someone to take the penalty that day? It probably took him too long to decide whether taking it with his left or right would get most media attention. Not a leadership bone in his body."
Penalty taker isnt decided when you win the penalty.

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1101 - 13/01/2020 10:33:35    2259324

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Penalty taker isnt decided when you win the penalty."
A penalty taker is not decided when the penalty is awarded but lets take an example; when Donegal are deciding who their penalty taker is do you think Michael Murphy is there telling management to give it to one of the corner backs?

Mailman98 (Galway) - Posts: 182 - 13/01/2020 12:04:58    2259355

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How did Flynn do at midfield as his name was hardly mentioned in commentary? I don't think we'll win very much if he keeps getting selected ahead of more effective players like Darcy or Steede.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2337 - 13/01/2020 12:17:11    2259360

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Replying To Mailman98:  "First of all forget league games. Proper teams are just going through the motions in those. The goal in the 1-1 v Dublin in 2018 was scored when the game was well and truly over and SW knew it was safe to come back out of hiding. Where was he when Galway players were looking around for someone to take the penalty that day? It probably took him too long to decide whether taking it with his left or right would get most media attention. Not a leadership bone in his body."
Did you watch the Connacht final in 2018 in Hyde Park by any chance?
No leadership shown by Shane Walsh that day, no?
#keyboardwarrior

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 705 - 13/01/2020 12:20:54    2259363

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1 C Gleeson
2 L Silke
3 G o D
4 J Heaney
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13 A Varley
14 D Comer
15 P conroy

PJ has filled 7 positions for 2020 can any body fill the rest because from 5 to 12 will have to be found yet.

3inarowsham (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 13/01/2020 12:35:50    2259368

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Replying To brisbane:  "https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5AHUu7OmPc"
A link to some highlights

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 413 - 13/01/2020 12:41:11    2259371

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Replying To 3inarowsham:  "1 C Gleeson
2 L Silke
3 G o D
4 J Heaney
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13 A Varley
14 D Comer
15 P conroy

PJ has filled 7 positions for 2020 can any body fill the rest because from 5 to 12 will have to be found yet."
J Heaney @ 7
Kieran Molloy at 6
Dylan Wall @ 5
Liam Silke @ 4
Diaith Burke @ 3 (I wish)!!

I'm still going to sit on the fence with Gary at full back, I would like to see a few more games in the position before I'm convinced...

Comer definitely should be playing 8 or 9..

Hupgalway (Galway) - Posts: 234 - 13/01/2020 13:13:59    2259378

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Replying To tommy k:  "How did Flynn do at midfield as his name was hardly mentioned in commentary? I don't think we'll win very much if he keeps getting selected ahead of more effective players like Darcy or Steede."
Well Steede is tided up corofin at the moment.... they have an all Ireland next weekend if u haven't heard?!!!
Has Steede even been called in on the panel??

Hupgalway (Galway) - Posts: 234 - 13/01/2020 13:26:58    2259384

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Replying To Mailman98:  "A penalty taker is not decided when the penalty is awarded but lets take an example; when Donegal are deciding who their penalty taker is do you think Michael Murphy is there telling management to give it to one of the corner backs?"
So shane told management that he wouldn't take it? And for some reason was involved in managements decision as to who would be the first choice taker.Amazing how you know this info.

Silke has always been our first choice penalty taker and he is a back. Hes also first choice for his club who are quite successful and have plenty of good forwards. The position they play has zero relevance

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1101 - 13/01/2020 13:46:20    2259393

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Player review mayo

1. Connor Gleeson. Excellent saves in the shootout. Commanding goalkeeper but decision to run out to the 21 to punch the ball and missed could have been goal chance. Long kickouts good but short ones are risky, including one that led to heaneys injury

2. Colin Murray. Found it difficult to hold down mcloughlin but as game went on he did well including good tackling that led mcloughlin to be pulled for steps. Pacy when breaking out of defence

3. Gary O donnell. Left exposed at times in first half and reape was causing damage. Had more cover in the 2nd half and showed great leadership in the second half to win the ball back and break forward for the equaliser.

4. Johnny heaney. Swept up 2 or 3 balls in the back line but don't think he's a man marker. Was brave to go for short kick out that led to injury and harshly ruled to have touched ball on ground.

5. Eamon branigan Seemed up for it and a point to prove as was shouldering into flynn before throw in. Dispossessed a few times but always bombing forward. Hit post with goal chance when he could have held his run as he seemed to get in Michael dalys way and eventually took goal shot from tight angle.

6. John daly. Like o donnell seemed exposed in first half as there was a lot of runners coming through. Showed signs of leadership when getting on ball and driving forward but dalys kick passing seemed below his usual accurate self.

7. Cillian mcdaid. A great option to win ball and drive forward. Very strong soloing forward and unlucky not to score in 1st half. Black card could have proved vital to result, when he didn't need to make the trip.

8. Tom Flynn. Great composure to put away penalty. Seemed to be trying to break every kick out and never really went for a clean mark. Got more into game in second half, quiet first half.

9. O curraoin. Hope injury isn't bad as looked worrying at the time. Like flynn, seemed to be breaking ball than going for catch. Didn't really get on much ball from play.

10. Patrick Kelly. Tall rangy player that has a sweet left foot. Had unenviable task of following Patrick durkan and did OK. Won good ball for conroy point. Tried to sneak him into full forward at times with long ball but didn't work.

11. Michael daly. Scored 2 classy points but drifted in and out of the game. Work rate can't be faulted as he was tracking back a lot and a good tackler.

12. Michael Boyle. Scored a good point but fumbled for a good goal chance. Seemed to run out of legs near the end.

13. Adrian Varley. Very impressed with his movement and showing for the ball. Finished the goal well and had 2 other goal chances but decided to take his points. New system of kicking early ball in definitely suiting Varley.

14. Shane Walsh. Best player on the pitch and a joy to watch when on the ball. Showed great leadership and turned brendan Harrison inside out on numerous occasions. Great composure for penalty.

15. Paul Conroy. Great to see him back. Started mid field for throw in but drifted into full forward line after that. Seemed a bit rusty but kicked a good score.

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Duane. Great run for the goal, did his chances no harm.

Damien Comer. Made an impact when came on. Great leap and unlucky not to hold onto the ball for a fabulous mark. Looks back to his dangerous self and great battle with Boyle. Great composure to put away penalty.

Mattias Barrett. Got on some loose ball but failed to make a great impact on the game.

Liam costello. Was always looking to get on ball which was great to see. Even went back and collected a short kick out. Right place at right time to put away equalising point which was a pressure kick.

Sean Kelly. Didn't really get time on to show his skills and talent.

Ayeartilmonday (Galway) - Posts: 30 - 13/01/2020 13:51:07    2259399

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I wouldn't be convinced that Gary is the answer in the number 3 shirt. To me he lacks the pace needed in the fullback line.
He's a quality player but just don't think he is suited to the inside line.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 705 - 13/01/2020 14:17:52    2259407

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Replying To galwayman2:  "I wouldn't be convinced that Gary is the answer in the number 3 shirt. To me he lacks the pace needed in the fullback line.
He's a quality player but just don't think he is suited to the inside line."
Yip totally agree.... that fullback position is ok for this time of the year... but come championship it be a totally different kettle of fish!!

Hupgalway (Galway) - Posts: 234 - 13/01/2020 14:27:51    2259411

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Replying To Mailman98:  "First of all forget league games. Proper teams are just going through the motions in those. The goal in the 1-1 v Dublin in 2018 was scored when the game was well and truly over and SW knew it was safe to come back out of hiding. Where was he when Galway players were looking around for someone to take the penalty that day? It probably took him too long to decide whether taking it with his left or right would get most media attention. Not a leadership bone in his body."
He stepped up to take a penalty in a Connacht Final versus Mayo in 2014, aged 20 with many other far more senior players on the pitch. Management obviously decided Brannigan (an excellent soccer player) and Silke (a supposed penalty specialist) were better options the following two times. You're really having a nightmare here

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 109 - 13/01/2020 14:36:33    2259418

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Replying To 3inarowsham:  "1 C Gleeson
2 L Silke
3 G o D
4 J Heaney
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13 A Varley
14 D Comer
15 P conroy

PJ has filled 7 positions for 2020 can any body fill the rest because from 5 to 12 will have to be found yet."
1 fbd game. Theres no position filled every spot is up for grabs

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1101 - 13/01/2020 15:03:28    2259424

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Replying To Mailman98:  "Is something proven? Are you going to base your argument on an FBD league game? Long way from Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park! Where was this performance in Limerick last July?"
It must be killing you that he led the way yesterday. It's not often you see a poster on here so comprehensively shown to be wrong about a particular player following a game, and yet you continue to peddle your unsubstantiated opinion of the man. It's hard to take seriously the opinion of anyone who holds to their beliefs in the face of mounting evidence, such fanaticism negates any potential for actual dialogue.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2852 - 13/01/2020 17:38:39    2259467

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Hear hear feistinog. There is no bigger day than a day against the old rivals Mayo, and our Captain delivered in spectacular style. Begrudgers be damned, Galway for Sam!!

Charlie (Kerry) - Posts: 462 - 13/01/2020 18:33:27    2259482

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PJ taking the the FBD serious as he's new to county senior management and will be determined to win a trophy on Saturday.

With that in mind I think he'll start the strongest possible Galway 15 at the moment for this final. Missing will be the few currently injured and the few Corofin players that PJ will deem starters for Galway in the year ahead.

Predicted starting 15 for Saturday and I'd expect the majority of this team to start in the opening NFL games.

Conor Gleeson
Seán Andy Kelly Gary O Donnell Johnny Duane
Gareth Bradshaw John Daly Cillian McDaid
Tom Flynn Paul Conroy
Seán Kelly Michael Daly Éamon Branigan
Adrian Varley Damien Comer Shane Walsh.

Robert Finnerty after his 1-9 for NUIG yesterday might start also. Fintan O Laoi, Céin Darcy I'd expect to feature as well.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 301 - 13/01/2020 19:06:11    2259495

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Shane was stifled by Galway system under KW. With an open brand of game I expect we will finally see him reach the full potential we know he has. I predict Shane shortlisted for player of the year in September.

Mickhiggins (Galway) - Posts: 52 - 13/01/2020 19:26:28    2259502

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Replying To Mailman98:  "Is something proven? Are you going to base your argument on an FBD league game? Long way from Kerry and Dublin in Croke Park! Where was this performance in Limerick last July?"
PJ wasn't the manager when they played Limerick last July. So I can't see what ur argument is about. And no ur right there is nothing proven only that we bet Mayo. Real Galway supporters are allowed celebrate after beating the old enemy in castlebar. I can guarantee you that if Mayo won the supporters would celebrate. Also I don't think you see too many of them posting nonsense about a particular player.

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 396 - 13/01/2020 19:42:48    2259509

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