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Replying To baire:  "Give it up, you've won it, enjoy the win without rubbing it in! Am I expecting too much?"
Sorry ..... I couldn't resist!

johnocarroll17 (Limerick) - Posts: 302 - 10/09/2021 21:50:17    2379499

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Katser deserves salt to be rubbed into the wounds. Just them. They've been horrible on this forum for long enough.
Davy would be a disaster for Galway, same as everywhere. He's got support up there, heaven knows why. It's probably for his ability to get guys out of bed for early morning sessions in LIT and he's very friendly with Cyril who was a mentor to him. The style Davy would employ is the same style he employs with all teams...pointless running into a tackle ,then an offload after needless cobtact is taken and thats all before you get out to your own halfback line .

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 11/09/2021 10:11:07    2379555

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Replying To baire:  "Give it up, you've won it, enjoy the win without rubbing it in! Am I expecting too much?"
I am sure he is just addressing that to that gent and not all Galway contributors. If you live by the sword etc, etc.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 12:53:44    2379590

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Katser deserves salt to be rubbed into the wounds. Just them. They've been horrible on this forum for long enough.
Davy would be a disaster for Galway, same as everywhere. He's got support up there, heaven knows why. It's probably for his ability to get guys out of bed for early morning sessions in LIT and he's very friendly with Cyril who was a mentor to him. The style Davy would employ is the same style he employs with all teams...pointless running into a tackle ,then an offload after needless cobtact is taken and thats all before you get out to your own halfback line ."
Hold on there BB. I wholeheartedly agree that Katser deserves anything that is thrown at him here, but from long expierianced I know that the vast, vast majority of Galway Hurling folk are fine decent people and act accordingly in victory or defeat. I would not adversely paint a whole counties followers because of the ravings of a few cranks on here.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 12:59:46    2379592

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i hope fitz goes to galway that will def take them out of the equation for as long as he's there.....one less team to worry about. i wouldnt let him in charge of a junior b team , nothing but drama and jumping around like a madman.

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 960 - 11/09/2021 14:14:56    2379604

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Katser deserves salt to be rubbed into the wounds. Just them. They've been horrible on this forum for long enough.
Davy would be a disaster for Galway, same as everywhere. He's got support up there, heaven knows why. It's probably for his ability to get guys out of bed for early morning sessions in LIT and he's very friendly with Cyril who was a mentor to him. The style Davy would employ is the same style he employs with all teams...pointless running into a tackle ,then an offload after needless cobtact is taken and thats all before you get out to your own halfback line ."
Davy hasn't been a disaster anywhere.
Sure he falls out with people, but you couldn't call his spell in charge of clare or wexford a disaster. Both those counties achieved huge success under him compared to what they'd be used to.
Also while in charge of waterford I'm pretty sure only kilkenny and tipp (who were miles ahead of everyone at the time) beat him in championship.

If he could win us a leinster or two and an all Ireland, and end up leaving having fallen out with people, I'd take that any day over a fella winning nothing avd leaving on good terms.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 951 - 11/09/2021 14:40:35    2379611

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Davy hasn't been a disaster anywhere.
Sure he falls out with people, but you couldn't call his spell in charge of clare or wexford a disaster. Both those counties achieved huge success under him compared to what they'd be used to.
Also while in charge of waterford I'm pretty sure only kilkenny and tipp (who were miles ahead of everyone at the time) beat him in championship.

If he could win us a leinster or two and an all Ireland, and end up leaving having fallen out with people, I'd take that any day over a fella winning nothing avd leaving on good terms."
A good manager who has proven himself by improving teams he takes over. The problem is when he opens his mouth in public. What comes out mostly is ranting and sometimes not understandable. People like him and Pat Spillane have some great attributes but are a P.R. disaster. Unfortunately that skill is part and parcel of the our games management today.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 11/09/2021 16:02:04    2379623

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Davy hasn't been a disaster anywhere.
Sure he falls out with people, but you couldn't call his spell in charge of clare or wexford a disaster. Both those counties achieved huge success under him compared to what they'd be used to.
Also while in charge of waterford I'm pretty sure only kilkenny and tipp (who were miles ahead of everyone at the time) beat him in championship.

If he could win us a leinster or two and an all Ireland, and end up leaving having fallen out with people, I'd take that any day over a fella winning nothing avd leaving on good terms."
He seems to burn teams out though. Gets everyone fired up early on but leaves teams shattered for the next guy.

Nothing wrong with that if he takes you to an All Ireland but it's a gamble

Breezy (Limerick) - Posts: 1236 - 11/09/2021 16:12:25    2379626

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Davy hasn't been a disaster anywhere.
Sure he falls out with people, but you couldn't call his spell in charge of clare or wexford a disaster. Both those counties achieved huge success under him compared to what they'd be used to.
Also while in charge of waterford I'm pretty sure only kilkenny and tipp (who were miles ahead of everyone at the time) beat him in championship.

If he could win us a leinster or two and an all Ireland, and end up leaving having fallen out with people, I'd take that any day over a fella winning nothing avd leaving on good terms."
What is wrong with MD- he won a League, a Leinster title and All Ireland Championship in one year some thing Davy never did anywhere.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 19:10:39    2379688

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "Hold on there BB. I wholeheartedly agree that Katser deserves anything that is thrown at him here, but from long expierianced I know that the vast, vast majority of Galway Hurling folk are fine decent people and act accordingly in victory or defeat. I would not adversely paint a whole counties followers because of the ravings of a few cranks on here."
It's just Katser. No one else . I use 'they' as I don't know if they are a man or woman.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 11/09/2021 19:29:58    2379699

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Replying To bloodyban:  "It's just Katser. No one else . I use 'they' as I don't know if they are a man or woman."
Thanks for the reply BB- we are on the hymn sheet so.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 19:55:19    2379714

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Replying To baire:  "I'm a total novice! Yes Galway and Wexford drew in Salthill but Donoghue won twice against Davy in the Leinster championship, one of them a Leinster final. Did Davy defeat Donoghue's team? I'd argue that that particular Galway team were at their strongest betweem 2012-17. I agree that Davy brought a spark and belief into Wexford hurling and were unlucky against Tipp as were Galway in 2016."
But were they unlucky against Tipp?. They had an extra man when the game was in the melting pot and whatever way Davy had them organised- or should that be disorganised- his side contrived to made it look that it was Tipp who had the extra man- it ever a game was lost by bad management that was one. We had some bad managers in Limerick, but although his mother was a Limerick woman, thank God we never employed him.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 20:43:39    2379749

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Replying To baire:  "I'm a total novice! Yes Galway and Wexford drew in Salthill but Donoghue won twice against Davy in the Leinster championship, one of them a Leinster final. Did Davy defeat Donoghue's team? I'd argue that that particular Galway team were at their strongest betweem 2012-17. I agree that Davy brought a spark and belief into Wexford hurling and were unlucky against Tipp as were Galway in 2016."
But were they unlucky against Tipp?. They had an extra man when the game was in the melting pot and whatever way Davy had them organised- or should that be disorganised- his side contrived to made it look that it was Tipp who had the extra man- it ever a game was lost by bad management that was one. We had some bad managers in Limerick, but although his mother was a Limerick woman, thank God we never employed him.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3276 - 11/09/2021 20:43:56    2379750

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "What is wrong with MD- he won a League, a Leinster title and All Ireland Championship in one year some thing Davy never did anywhere."
I'd have no problem whatsoever with MD taking the job, although I was under the impression that he gave it up 3 years ago due to family /work commitments, which I assume haven't changed drastically, and while many are touting him for a return, I haven't heard him express any interest in the job (that's not to say he hasn't, I just haven't heard it, feel free to correct me ).

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 951 - 11/09/2021 23:46:03    2379831

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "But were they unlucky against Tipp?. They had an extra man when the game was in the melting pot and whatever way Davy had them organised- or should that be disorganised- his side contrived to made it look that it was Tipp who had the extra man- it ever a game was lost by bad management that was one. We had some bad managers in Limerick, but although his mother was a Limerick woman, thank God we never employed him."
I think Davy ra! ra! the boys when he comes in first but when they see through that they become lost.The same as he does himself. In that position you have to be able to pivot when it is required and take off the blinkers.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 1644 - 12/09/2021 15:00:28    2379975

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Replying To katser:  "Anybody who thinks Canning is finished as a hurler can watch Portumna v Ballindeeren SHC (beo streaming it live) this weekend in the Galway Club Championship.
Canning will most likely win that match on his own for Portumna!!
Also why haven't the hurling board sorted out our new Galway Manager (Davy) so that he can view all the hurlers we have with the Galway Club Championship starting this Weekend!"
Canning was injured starting the game today! He was bearly able to run. He got injured at the start of the second half and had to be carried off! I don't think I have ever seen a player to have as much bad luck in recent years! He was bearly able to walk to his car and still signed a few hurls for the fans. We might not see him for the remainder of the season now which is sad, I hope I'm wrong.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 12/09/2021 17:24:18    2380012

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "What is wrong with MD- he won a League, a Leinster title and All Ireland Championship in one year some thing Davy never did anywhere."
I dont think anyone except Katser thinks that Davy is a better fit for Galway than MD. It's just that the rumours are MD doesn't want the job at the minute due to family and work commitments.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3341 - 12/09/2021 23:39:19    2380125

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Replying To ecad123:  "Canning was injured starting the game today! He was bearly able to run. He got injured at the start of the second half and had to be carried off! I don't think I have ever seen a player to have as much bad luck in recent years! He was bearly able to walk to his car and still signed a few hurls for the fans. We might not see him for the remainder of the season now which is sad, I hope I'm wrong."
I watched that game, it was upsetting to see him in that state. Hopefully he'll recover but he has taken a lot of punishment since the age of 15 and may be forced to retire from club hurling too.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1103 - 13/09/2021 11:50:10    2380220

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Replying To baire:  "I watched that game, it was upsetting to see him in that state. Hopefully he'll recover but he has taken a lot of punishment since the age of 15 and may be forced to retire from club hurling too."
The club scene in Galway is tribalistic to the core. Probably not as bad as years ago. I remember in the 80's, young Eanna Ryan being totally taken out of it, with little or no protection at all from the referee(s). Places like Turlougmore, Gort, and Athenry are never short of a few butchers and timber-merchants. Thank God, less of them are coming over here these days, to "play".

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 748 - 13/09/2021 12:44:48    2380251

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Replying To ecad123:  "Canning was injured starting the game today! He was bearly able to run. He got injured at the start of the second half and had to be carried off! I don't think I have ever seen a player to have as much bad luck in recent years! He was bearly able to walk to his car and still signed a few hurls for the fans. We might not see him for the remainder of the season now which is sad, I hope I'm wrong."
Yes I think it was the hamstring, hopefully he will recover and be alright, his beloved Portumna need him more than ever!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1403 - 13/09/2021 14:18:38    2380283

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