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Replying To galway19:  "Johnny O'Connor (Connacht Rugby) announced as new S&C coach for the senior hurling panel"
Absolutely brilliant addition to Galway hurling

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 18/09/2023 18:19:59    2504668

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Replying To katser:  "Well it's wetter and softer the weather is going to be getting....Cappy will try make a game of it v St.Thomas' but I d still go for Thomas'."
WETTER??? Nothing new to these teams or any other Galway teams. Sigh.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 18/09/2023 22:35:35    2504704

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Replying To galway19:  "Great draw for Turlough. I'd say if you told them at the start of the year that they just need to beat Castlegar to be in a semi final they would take your hand off."
Castlegar won't be too easy. Faragher is playing like a 22 year old!!!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 18/09/2023 22:38:23    2504705

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Two good games in the IHC last Saturday


Carnmore probably underwhelmed a little and Kiltormer will be sickened they didn't get a goal at the end

Carnmore are fairly clearly the better team there so for the good of the championship it's good that they're through I'd wager


Almost a similar story in Kinvara/Ballygar. Kinvara playing around Ballygar really for 45 mins of the game, an unholy amount of wasteful wides meant they were *only* up 9 with 15/20 mins to go. Great Ballygar spirit and impact from substitutes dragged them back into it and a couple of points ahead, a couple of Whelan wonder points kept it close before a last minute goal from Kinvara after the keeper made a mistake and despite square ball calls

Kinvara got away with one but over the 60 minutes you'd have to say they're a level above Ballygar, who deserve a lot of credit and will be in plenty of IHC knockout games in the coming years

Kinvara Eyrecourt should be a good game, you'd fancy Eyrecourt in that but I would think it will be a close one

Kinvara (Galway) - Posts: 109 - 19/09/2023 09:36:32    2504736

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Castlegar won't be too easy. Faragher is playing like a 22 year old!!!"
Unfortunately for Castlegar that area between midfield and centre back that Farragher likes to pick up ball is patrolled by Daithi and Sean Linnane so can't see Castlegar getting too much joy there.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 19/09/2023 10:18:48    2504754

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Will Johnny O'Connor manage to make men out of them? He was a great player himself. Good move by Henry, me thinks! https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/329304

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1861 - 19/09/2023 13:19:56    2504804

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Replying To Kinvara:  "Two good games in the IHC last Saturday


Carnmore probably underwhelmed a little and Kiltormer will be sickened they didn't get a goal at the end

Carnmore are fairly clearly the better team there so for the good of the championship it's good that they're through I'd wager


Almost a similar story in Kinvara/Ballygar. Kinvara playing around Ballygar really for 45 mins of the game, an unholy amount of wasteful wides meant they were *only* up 9 with 15/20 mins to go. Great Ballygar spirit and impact from substitutes dragged them back into it and a couple of points ahead, a couple of Whelan wonder points kept it close before a last minute goal from Kinvara after the keeper made a mistake and despite square ball calls

Kinvara got away with one but over the 60 minutes you'd have to say they're a level above Ballygar, who deserve a lot of credit and will be in plenty of IHC knockout games in the coming years

Kinvara Eyrecourt should be a good game, you'd fancy Eyrecourt in that but I would think it will be a close one"
Pretty accurate summation. Ballygar missed very little of whatever they managed to create and Stephen Lohan had a great return from placed balls but they offered very little otherwise apart from hugely laudable effort and spirit and it was Kinvara's own ineptitude as much as anything positive Ballygar did that brought them back into the game near the end. The goalkeeper was unlucky, it was a horrible ball to have to deal with and he was entitled to expect better protection from his defenders. It was hanging in the air for long enough.

That said, to come back from being behind twice in injury time says something for a team which is very young overall. Whelan's equaliser from the left touchline off the hurl at full tilt was worth the admission on its own, an outrageous score in any context, but when you're staring down the barrel..

Quite a lot of pressure on Meelick/Eyrecourt now, you'd wonder have they missed the promotion boat with the age profile of their team?

Ballinderreen are dark horses in this for me, coming nicely to the boil after a sluggish start, I would expect them to beat Rahoon/Newcastle next time out.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 19/09/2023 13:20:58    2504806

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Replying To Trump2020:  "WETTER??? Nothing new to these teams or any other Galway teams. Sigh."
The previous poster was saying Cappy last year v St Thomas' the bad weather didn't suit the style of game Cappy play! My point is....the weather won't get any better this time of year.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 19/09/2023 16:03:27    2504836

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Replying To Kinvara:  "Two good games in the IHC last Saturday


Carnmore probably underwhelmed a little and Kiltormer will be sickened they didn't get a goal at the end

Carnmore are fairly clearly the better team there so for the good of the championship it's good that they're through I'd wager


Almost a similar story in Kinvara/Ballygar. Kinvara playing around Ballygar really for 45 mins of the game, an unholy amount of wasteful wides meant they were *only* up 9 with 15/20 mins to go. Great Ballygar spirit and impact from substitutes dragged them back into it and a couple of points ahead, a couple of Whelan wonder points kept it close before a last minute goal from Kinvara after the keeper made a mistake and despite square ball calls

Kinvara got away with one but over the 60 minutes you'd have to say they're a level above Ballygar, who deserve a lot of credit and will be in plenty of IHC knockout games in the coming years

Kinvara Eyrecourt should be a good game, you'd fancy Eyrecourt in that but I would think it will be a close one"
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara is a win win game for you!
I've no doubt it will be a tough battle but I'll stick with my tip from the start Meelick-Eyrecourt.
With Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, Ballindeeren and Sylane in the Semi Finals everyone will want to pull Sylane out of the hat in the Semi Final!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 19/09/2023 16:08:46    2504837

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Castlegar won't be too easy. Faragher is playing like a 22 year old!!!"
Cashel are a one trick pony and you named it there.
Turlough have more ace's and should join sarsfields, Loughrea and St.Thomas' in the Semi Finals Imo.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 19/09/2023 16:12:58    2504838

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Will Johnny O'Connor manage to make men out of them? He was a great player himself. Good move by Henry, me thinks! https://hoganstand.com/Article/Index/329304"
Johnny o Connor is held in very very high esteem by all in the S&C world. He's an asset to any professional outfit nevermind a intercounty hurling team

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 19/09/2023 16:38:46    2504842

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Replying To katser:  "Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara is a win win game for you!
I've no doubt it will be a tough battle but I'll stick with my tip from the start Meelick-Eyrecourt.
With Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry, Ballindeeren and Sylane in the Semi Finals everyone will want to pull Sylane out of the hat in the Semi Final!"
Quarter finals not played yet.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 19/09/2023 17:20:10    2504849

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Replying To katser:  "Cashel are a one trick pony and you named it there.
Turlough have more ace's and should join sarsfields, Loughrea and St.Thomas' in the Semi Finals Imo."
A one trick pony that can put 16+ plus points from frees is a decent pony! Turlough should win this one, but didn't beat Gort and Cashel beat a decent Sarsfield team. There are no easy games at this point.

BostonGuy (Galway) - Posts: 106 - 19/09/2023 18:17:23    2504857

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U20 final being streamed tonight between Oranmore and Clarinbridge for anyone not heading to Ballinasloe. 8pm throw in. Should be a cracker.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 08:12:40    2504883

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Eamon O'Shea in with Shefflin now as a coach seemingly. If it is true then it is fantastic news.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 08:19:36    2504884

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Replying To galway19:  "Eamon O'Shea in with Shefflin now as a coach seemingly. If it is true then it is fantastic news."
Unless they can pull 5 new starters out of thin air, EOS wont be able to make much impact with the current crop.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 20/09/2023 12:30:48    2504920

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Unless they can pull 5 new starters out of thin air, EOS wont be able to make much impact with the current crop."
Martin McManus, John Cooney, Rory Burke... there are 3 that should start next year. And if so will be a serious addition to Galway. Id be very confident there are 2 more that I havent seen during this club championship that could be added to that list also.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 20/09/2023 13:22:47    2504934

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Unless they can pull 5 new starters out of thin air, EOS wont be able to make much impact with the current crop."
I'm more thinking of when Henry leaves we have the incumbent in the set-up already! Get him in now and keep him there

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 13:24:29    2504935

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Has Lukas Kirzenstein departed from the Galway set up? He is very highly regarded. I thought he was overseeing the S&C programs for all Galway age grades, in hurling as per Michèal Donoghues recommendation? Appointing a brand new S&C at senior level only, is questionable. Plus it will take around 3 years to see any progression.

Mayo52 (Mayo) - Posts: 44 - 20/09/2023 15:38:35    2504968

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Replying To Mayo52:  "Has Lukas Kirzenstein departed from the Galway set up? He is very highly regarded. I thought he was overseeing the S&C programs for all Galway age grades, in hurling as per Michèal Donoghues recommendation? Appointing a brand new S&C at senior level only, is questionable. Plus it will take around 3 years to see any progression."
Yes he finished up this year. The underage is overseen by Des Ryan who was formerly Head of Development at Arsenal and senior is being taken over by Johnny O'Connor, ex-Connacht Rugby player

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 16:28:36    2504985

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