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Replying To WanPintWin:  "I'm sure Joe Kernan would as a manager, and plenty players too. The facts are that many teams had 40+ of thier best players opt out regularly. Leinster played without any Dubs. Connacht often didn't have Galway or Mayo's best players. Likewise with Munster and Kerry's players. There were lads who weren't even making Kerry's team playing for Munster at times.
It loses almost any credibility when it gets to that stage.
In the hurling, we then basically had Galway playing another game or two after a very long season.
This combined with public apathy are the main reasons for its demise. Blaming the GAA is an easy answer."
True. However, instead of choosing 4 counties to play in Fenway or two to play in Sydney, why not choose provinces instead. The appeal was gone in Ireland but if there is a market abroad. In fact nearly all players are making themselves available for Cork, Limerick and Clare. I am sure if Tipp and Waterford were going, most players would also be available. You would have a very good Munster side.

bennybunny (Cork) - Posts: 3662 - 15/11/2018 17:22:30    2151250

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Outstanding game in Sydney. Both teams and mgt to be applauded for the serious way they took the game and for the quality of the hurling. Also a huge call out to the work and time they spent with local Australia media, Sydney morning herald and Daily Telegraph (both ran articles) plus Fox Sports. Fox Sports showed the game live at 3:30. Great promotion of the game of hurling.

Sliotar99 (Galway) - Posts: 5 - 16/11/2018 02:15:14    2151278

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Michael Duignan, who I have great time for, said Corcoran "faded" off the Galway team earlier in the year which is not true. His unlucky under 21 suspension stopped him from playing in All Ireland Final which was a huge blow to a knackered Galway team. Good game in Oz.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1057 - 17/11/2018 19:57:37    2151421

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Michael Duignan, who I have great time for, said Corcoran "faded" off the Galway team earlier in the year which is not true. His unlucky under 21 suspension stopped him from playing in All Ireland Final which was a huge blow to a knackered Galway team. Good game in Oz."
Concannon.....yes, his loss in the final was huge for us. He was the potential ace in our pack to introduce as a sub and get the scores we weren't getting. But don't think he was unlucky....he did a silly thing in the U21 semi final even if the Tipp player made a meal of it.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1110 - 17/11/2018 20:19:02    2151422

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Concannon.....yes, his loss in the final was huge for us. He was the potential ace in our pack to introduce as a sub and get the scores we weren't getting. But don't think he was unlucky....he did a silly thing in the U21 semi final even if the Tipp player made a meal of it."
yes Concannon, thank you, hope he has a better 2019

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1057 - 18/11/2018 12:55:58    2151455

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Replying To bennybunny:  "Odd that they couldn't find time in the calendar for Railway Cup but can find time for this and Boston games... Could not Leinster have played Connacht for the Railway Cup on Sunday?"
benny, breaking news, Galway are in Leinster, pointless having a Railway Cup these days unless its a Connacht-Ulster for the curtain raiser and Leinster-Munster for the big one.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 813 - 18/11/2018 13:14:21    2151458

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "benny, breaking news, Galway are in Leinster, pointless having a Railway Cup these days unless its a Connacht-Ulster for the curtain raiser and Leinster-Munster for the big one."
Actual facts. Galway are not in Leinster. No one pulled a chuck of land over to the east coast. They are playing SOME of their hurling in Leinster competition and some counties there would like to send them back packing where they came from.
They could still be a part of a Connacht team as there could be no argument that is where they come from. However that competition is dead except it is even some life, like All-Star selection from it, these gravy trips overseas, counties from the winning province always get home advantage against the other provinces teams. Something to put teeth in it.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 407 - 22/11/2018 20:40:10    2152161

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Replying To Canuck:  "Actual facts. Galway are not in Leinster. No one pulled a chuck of land over to the east coast. They are playing SOME of their hurling in Leinster competition and some counties there would like to send them back packing where they came from.
They could still be a part of a Connacht team as there could be no argument that is where they come from. However that competition is dead except it is even some life, like All-Star selection from it, these gravy trips overseas, counties from the winning province always get home advantage against the other provinces teams. Something to put teeth in it."
The team and the players relevant to/eligible for Railway Cup from Galway are 100% in Leinster, you are mistaken here. Galway are a Leinster Team regarding this issue. Railway Cup is a historical thing, not the future. Galway are Leinster Champions now and while it offends some they are looking to win it again.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 813 - 24/11/2018 11:59:33    2152289

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "The team and the players relevant to/eligible for Railway Cup from Galway are 100% in Leinster, you are mistaken here. Galway are a Leinster Team regarding this issue. Railway Cup is a historical thing, not the future. Galway are Leinster Champions now and while it offends some they are looking to win it again."
No they are not a Leinster county. Playing senior hurling in Leinster. Np other grade or football. When they played in Munster (for a long time) they also played for Connacht. I agree about the future of the Railway cup except someone has a brain storm.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 407 - 24/11/2018 14:48:12    2152298

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Replying To Canuck:  "No they are not a Leinster county. Playing senior hurling in Leinster. Np other grade or football. When they played in Munster (for a long time) they also played for Connacht. I agree about the future of the Railway cup except someone has a brain storm."
That's not entirely correct. Galway's U21s also play in Leinster and won the title this year.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 24/11/2018 23:51:30    2152340

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