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The. Backroom team is not prob in reality Galway just don't have the players to compete at the top in history gaa Galway have won 5 all Ireland senior titles so back room team make no difference what so ever

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 793 - 20/09/2023 16:41:18    2504989

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Replying To galway19:  "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"
Thanks for clarifying. I had thought that Des Ryan was in Setanta College

Mayo52 (Mayo) - Posts: 44 - 20/09/2023 17:13:19    2504994

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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."
He is apparently a really good coach

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 11166 - 20/09/2023 17:18:55    2504996

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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."
There's plenty of talent available. First thing that needs to be done is a new no. 3, 8 & 9. Badly lacking there this season.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 121 - 20/09/2023 18:26:41    2505007

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Mighty game in the U20 final. Aaron Niland already way too good for the age grade even though he still has 3 more years at the level.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 20:43:06    2505014

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Seven from play along with 8 or 9 frees for Aaron in the end. Just ridiculously good. Please god he stays injury free

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 20/09/2023 21:28:32    2505020

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "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."
Alex Connaire and lan McGlynn

Mayo52 (Mayo) - Posts: 44 - 21/09/2023 03:59:24    2505026

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Replying To galway19:  "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"
Does anybody know what Lukaz' next venture is?

Hopefully not another intercounty team. A man with a serious CV, best of luck to him.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 21/09/2023 11:36:59    2505037

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "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."
You may find them but it's unlikely they are going to suddenly appear in the club championship having risen without trace.

It might be more worthwhile to look to fill positions we are short in and identify players who can do that rather than looking for 'new players' per se, anyway

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 21/09/2023 11:43:19    2505038

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Does anybody know what Lukaz' next venture is?

Hopefully not another intercounty team. A man with a serious CV, best of luck to him."
Clare hurlers

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 818 - 21/09/2023 13:26:55    2505051

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https://twitter.com/Galway_GAA/status/1704605051443171602?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet

Highlights from the u20 final last night.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 21/09/2023 14:35:10    2505071

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Replying To Mayo52:  "Alex Connaire and lan McGlynn"
no, we have too many of those sorta players already. need big lads such as the lads ive mentioned already.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 21/09/2023 16:14:41    2505096

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "no, we have too many of those sorta players already. need big lads such as the lads ive mentioned already."
They have to be giants then? If Johnny Coen or David Burke were coming into their prime as hurlers now you probably wouldnt even give them a place in the squad!

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 21/09/2023 22:12:23    2505130

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "no, we have too many of those sorta players already. need big lads such as the lads ive mentioned already."
Who are the 'big lads' that are out there? Genuine question.

To me, a lot of the best minors of recent years have been small classy players. Players who will find it tough at senior intercounty.

Greg Thomas is a big unit, but dont know would he be senior intercounty material.

Is there anyone else out there? Is Cian Salmon worth a look? Havent seen him play recently bar setting up three goals for Mark Kennedy against O/M.

Joe Mooney Loughrea? Big unit too.

Other than that, apart from anyone who is already in with Galway, you'd have to say most clubs best forwards arent big men.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 21/09/2023 22:42:40    2505133

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Having watched the U20 hurling Finals in Duggan Park in the last 2 weeks, its great that finally this grade has finally been given precedence in the calendar and not played off in depths of winter and following year as was the case in years past. Feel the U20 has taken the place of the Minor-U17 as the main hurling competition at Underage. Hard to fathom how they can't make this grade work in other counties when they can in a dual county like Galway

festy (Galway) - Posts: 58 - 22/09/2023 09:33:46    2505141

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "They have to be giants then? If Johnny Coen or David Burke were coming into their prime as hurlers now you probably wouldnt even give them a place in the squad!"
Dont get me wrong there is definitely a place for 2 or 3 smaller type lads in a team. but not in the current Galway team as we already have 11-12 of them.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 22/09/2023 11:36:20    2505171

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Who are the 'big lads' that are out there? Genuine question.

To me, a lot of the best minors of recent years have been small classy players. Players who will find it tough at senior intercounty.

Greg Thomas is a big unit, but dont know would he be senior intercounty material.

Is there anyone else out there? Is Cian Salmon worth a look? Havent seen him play recently bar setting up three goals for Mark Kennedy against O/M.

Joe Mooney Loughrea? Big unit too.

Other than that, apart from anyone who is already in with Galway, you'd have to say most clubs best forwards arent big men."
I just mentioned 3 here a day or two ago. Martin McManus, John Cooney, Rory Burke.
Joe Mooney is definitely one who should be brought in and given 2 or 3 starts in the league to see if he could offer something.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 424 - 22/09/2023 11:39:34    2505172

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "no, we have too many of those sorta players already. need big lads such as the lads ive mentioned already."
2 of the 3 players you had mentioned were already in with Galway last season, and didn't make much of an impression truth be told

Mayo52 (Mayo) - Posts: 44 - 22/09/2023 11:57:05    2505175

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Who are the 'big lads' that are out there? Genuine question.

To me, a lot of the best minors of recent years have been small classy players. Players who will find it tough at senior intercounty.

Greg Thomas is a big unit, but dont know would he be senior intercounty material.

Is there anyone else out there? Is Cian Salmon worth a look? Havent seen him play recently bar setting up three goals for Mark Kennedy against O/M.

Joe Mooney Loughrea? Big unit too.

Other than that, apart from anyone who is already in with Galway, you'd have to say most clubs best forwards arent big men."
Joe Mooney plays Intercounty for mayo

rallenmchugh (Galway) - Posts: 21 - 22/09/2023 12:05:35    2505178

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "They have to be giants then? If Johnny Coen or David Burke were coming into their prime as hurlers now you probably wouldnt even give them a place in the squad!"
David Burke is a big player.Its not that they have to be tall it is their conditioning.Look at Limerick they are built like rugby players and able to take tackles like rugby players and can play hurling.Small light players are being physically taken off the ball.I am not saying that they should be but that is the way the game has gone in recent times and is being allowed to go by the GAA.We have a lovely small player who by a long stretch the best hurler on our team but he gets manhandled out of the way by bigger lads that are not half the player he is.He is tough out and gets stuck in but it's not easy when refs ignore what going on at times.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 22/09/2023 12:26:18    2505185

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