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Michael Donoghue

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Replying To slayer:  "2 All Ireland finals, won 1 lost 1
3 Leinster Finals, won 2 lost 1
1 NHL final, 1 win

6 finals 4 wins

Impressive. Good on the man, he brought Galway hurling forward."
Won an All-Ireland as manager of Clarinbridge in 2011 against a strong KK club, no mean feat.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 787 - 21/08/2019 15:03:17    2228245

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Replying To catch22:  "Fair play to him for the AI in 17 but realistically Galway is a bit of a basket case and should have won more. Always seem yo have the promise but rarely deliver.
It'll be an internal appointment so probably from the underage management options."
Having promise is certainly a step up from having no promise, where 26 or more counties find themselves most of the time.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2299 - 21/08/2019 15:38:47    2228262

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Great manager and seems like a great guy off the field too. He built a fabulous Galway team and ultimately ended the drought for Liam McCarthy in the West.

Lynskey and Kenny will be the main contenders. I wonder would Kenny leave Dublin after one year though. Lynskey knows all the young talent coming through if Galway want to go with a medium term plan to win 2 or 3 all Irelands with the young guns.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - Posts: 2513 - 21/08/2019 16:14:43    2228283

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Surprised and sorry to see him go. Thank you for your wonderful service Micheál.

This picture says it all:
https://www.the42.ie/galway-hurling-micheal-donoghue-father-waterford-3582016-Sep2017/

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2752 - 21/08/2019 16:31:17    2228293

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Replying To festinog:  "Surprised and sorry to see him go. Thank you for your wonderful service Micheál.

This picture says it all:
https://www.the42.ie/galway-hurling-micheal-donoghue-father-waterford-3582016-Sep2017/"
Micheál did the business in a quiet and unassuming manner. Put the pride back into Galway hurling without any fuss or mind games.
Go n-éirí leat, a Mhichíl, a dhuine chóir!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 787 - 21/08/2019 16:58:48    2228301

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Huge loss to Galway

kerryforsam19 (Kerry) - Posts: 95 - 27/08/2019 10:18:52    2229693

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Replying To kerryforsam19:  "Huge loss to Galway"
True, plus rumor has it that Lynsky isn't interested. Sad that it's such a hard to fill job. It shouldn't be like this.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 501 - 30/08/2019 22:29:05    2230852

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I think the defeat to Dublin and Dublin's subsequent loss to Laois spelled the end for him.. However he had his day in the sun and he'll not forget those glorious moments he had with his father when they returned to Galway.. Good health and happiness in the future Michael..

Allgael (Dublin) - Posts: 13 - 30/08/2019 23:27:02    2230864

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Replying To Allgael:  "I think the defeat to Dublin and Dublin's subsequent loss to Laois spelled the end for him.. However he had his day in the sun and he'll not forget those glorious moments he had with his father when they returned to Galway.. Good health and happiness in the future Michael.."
That photo of him and his Dad was one of the great photos of the years. If one picture summed up what it meant for Galway it was that one.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 787 - 31/08/2019 11:08:18    2230942

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Michael is a reflection of the Galway supporter in general. Modest and humble in victory and gracious in defeat. I had the pleasure of sitting between a Galway dad with his two kids on one side and more Galway supporters on the other side in 2017. Other than winning ourselves I could not be more pleased to see the elation in them at the final whistle. The struggle to get to the top makes people like this.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 654 - 31/08/2019 16:35:34    2231014

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