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Replying To Jackson88:  "Loughrea Vs clarinbridge. Loughrea made hard work of that game. Missed a lot of scores. Jamie Ryan again best player on the pitch.

Sarsfields walloped a very poor oranmore team. Kevin and Joe cooney dominating. Joe cooney without a doubt should be 6 for Galway next year. Gmac nowhere near him at 6"
I think that Joe Cooney at 6 dream died in Salthill last year with that disaster against Cork

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 01/10/2023 19:53:36    2506497

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Replying To galway19:  "I think that Joe Cooney at 6 dream died in Salthill last year with that disaster against Cork"
Well McInerney's dream at 6 ended in 2018 and he's still in it and today showed he's finished.brutal

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 01/10/2023 20:20:22    2506510

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Well McInerney's dream at 6 ended in 2018 and he's still in it and today showed he's finished.brutal"
I'm not sure if you saw Galway this year but there was a new young lad wearing 6 called Daithi Burke. You won't see McInerney at 6 in a Galway shirt again. Tiernan Killeen will eventually become the next centre back at county level

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 625 - 01/10/2023 21:03:21    2506515

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Loughrea Vs clarinbridge. Loughrea made hard work of that game. Missed a lot of scores. Jamie Ryan again best player on the pitch.

Sarsfields walloped a very poor oranmore team. Kevin and Joe cooney dominating. Joe cooney without a doubt should be 6 for Galway next year. Gmac nowhere near him at 6"
2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3350 - 01/10/2023 22:08:09    2506523

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously."
I think you might see cianan fahy trialed there this year.

rallenmchugh (Galway) - Posts: 21 - 02/10/2023 00:19:19    2506535

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "Indeed it doesn't (come cheap).

Was there a point you were trying to make that I missed?

Such clubs have always tended to be the most successful overall anyway. So what has actually changed?"
I do see the clubs in and around the city getting bigger (Oran, Clarin, Moycullen, Turlough, Maybe Mellows/Cashel) and will out earn the more country clubs. Clubs are spending $$$, so where is the revenue coming from? My point was that Dublin clubs seem to be ahead of the pack on this. As to what has changed? Well more $$$ in some clubs and players transferring to city clubs be it commute distance, facilities or other reasons, city clubs will begin to benefit on a number of fronts that the smaller towns just can compete with. BTW Your Father Ted attempt at humor was flat.

BostonGuy (Galway) - Posts: 106 - 02/10/2023 01:18:22    2506536

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously."
The problem I see is that both of them are past their sell by date for Galway, and they lack the pace for the modern game. They still have a lot to offer their clubs and were great servants to Galway hurling in their time.

BostonGuy (Galway) - Posts: 106 - 02/10/2023 01:26:13    2506537

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously."
God I've never met anyone that thought GMAC was a "better more aware defender at the highest level" and yesterday in a county quarter final he was like a rabbit in headlights didn't know where to go or what to do.
I will be very very surprised if Henry persists with him this year. Even Shane cooney is looking much more solid at 6. And the argument of the "joe cooney trialed at 6....." all nonsense. Joe cooney's best position is at 6, and one bad game doesn't mean SFA. Judge him over a league campaign

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 02/10/2023 08:00:00    2506541

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Replying To galway19:  "I'm not sure if you saw Galway this year but there was a new young lad wearing 6 called Daithi Burke. You won't see McInerney at 6 in a Galway shirt again. Tiernan Killeen will eventually become the next centre back at county level"
Daithi has to go back to 3. No question because we have nobody to play there.

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 02/10/2023 08:00:59    2506543

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously."
2013. Galway vs Kilkenny. Man of the Match and an exhibition of hurling against the All Ireland Champions. Joseph Cooney. Didn't think he was the next messiah after one game nor did I think he should be cast to the Centre Back scrap heap after the Tipp loss. One swallow and all that. Be fairly certain he has learnt a few things in the intervening 10 years too.........

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 570 - 02/10/2023 08:47:42    2506546

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Replying To BostonGuy:  "The problem I see is that both of them are past their sell by date for Galway, and they lack the pace for the modern game. They still have a lot to offer their clubs and were great servants to Galway hurling in their time."
That's true. It's like a debate as to whether you'd bring back Poulter or Westwood for the next Ryder Cup side.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3350 - 02/10/2023 10:23:21    2506562

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "2013. Galway vs Kilkenny. Man of the Match and an exhibition of hurling against the All Ireland Champions. Joseph Cooney. Didn't think he was the next messiah after one game nor did I think he should be cast to the Centre Back scrap heap after the Tipp loss. One swallow and all that. Be fairly certain he has learnt a few things in the intervening 10 years too........."
Was that the NHL semi? Played well at no7 on that occasion, but got a suitable 'matchup' on Walter Walsh, if I recall correctly. JC is vulnerable to more subtle movers than Walter at the highest level imo, players who'll pop up here there and everywhere. In contrast, imo, McInerney has proven himself to be quite a concentrated defender against all sorts of variety of offensive opponents. Anyway, BostonGuy is right there, we need new defensive options in 2024, not the old ones who have delivered for a decade and more.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3350 - 02/10/2023 10:40:13    2506565

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Senior Semi Finals

St.Thomas' v Sarsfields……….Thomas'
Turloughmore v Loughrea....Loughrea


Intermediate Semi Finals

Meelick-Eyrecourt v Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry…TAD
Ballindeeren v Sylane…………………….Balindereen"
I'd go with Meelick-Eyrecourt and Ballindeeren in Intermediate but in Senior I'm thinking possibly St.Thomas' and Turloughmore!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 02/10/2023 10:55:09    2506569

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Was that the NHL semi? Played well at no7 on that occasion, but got a suitable 'matchup' on Walter Walsh, if I recall correctly. JC is vulnerable to more subtle movers than Walter at the highest level imo, players who'll pop up here there and everywhere. In contrast, imo, McInerney has proven himself to be quite a concentrated defender against all sorts of variety of offensive opponents. Anyway, BostonGuy is right there, we need new defensive options in 2024, not the old ones who have delivered for a decade and more."
No. League game in Pearse Stadium. Marking Power/Larkin.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 570 - 02/10/2023 10:56:13    2506570

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Replying To katser:  "I'd go with Meelick-Eyrecourt and Ballindeeren in Intermediate but in Senior I'm thinking possibly St.Thomas' and Turloughmore!"
It could happen though I'd say most people want to see Loughrea get another crack at Thomas's. Best of luck to all these teams.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 02/10/2023 13:23:10    2506623

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Loughrea were brutal yesterday with terrible misses and still beat clarinbridge. I'd say they'll have enough to beat turlough. I'd say thomas' will beat SARS but Kevin cooney is on fire at the minute and they have a nice balance about them"
Maybe Loughrea are putting too much pressure on themselves as people expect them to win. I guess the good news for them is that they won plus they'll hardly play as bad again.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 02/10/2023 15:43:36    2506657

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "2013. Joe Cooney got trialled as Galway's no6, when one element of the 2012 post all-ireland runner-up 'surprise' seemed to be that we needed a replacement for Tony Óg Regan at no6 urgently. Joe, and Galway, had a hapless first half v Tipp in NHL game at Salthill, and the 'JCfor6' campaign was nipped in the bud right there.

I've always preferred GMac over Joe Cooney as a no6 at the highest level. He's just a better more aware defender imo, at the highest level. He's nowhere near as good a hurler of course, which certainly bothers a sizeable cohort of observers, including yourself obviously."
You obviously have a fondness for GMac and that is fair enough but one of his worst traits among others are his spatial awareness around him as a defender.

I really hope Henry replaces him next year as he is one of the reasons we are not progressing in my opinion.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 695 - 02/10/2023 16:03:41    2506664

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Loughrea were brutal yesterday with terrible misses and still beat clarinbridge. I'd say they'll have enough to beat turlough. I'd say thomas' will beat SARS but Kevin cooney is on fire at the minute and they have a nice balance about them"
One thing for sure....they will be too cracking Co. Semi Finals with not much between them.
Turlough will tare into Loughrea and your right K.Cooney is having some year thus far and it will take a top man to keep him quiet.
The bookies won't have much odds separating these four teams.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 02/10/2023 16:07:58    2506666

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Maybe Loughrea are putting too much pressure on themselves as people expect them to win. I guess the good news for them is that they won plus they'll hardly play as bad again."
I don't think Loughrea played that badly.......they had a very weak group and you couldn't judge them on that aspect, but yesterday was always going to be close game. Clarinbridge are a good team and missed alot too.
In my opinion Turloughmore are better than Clarinbridge and have more of threat in the Forwards.
I'm looking forward to Turlough v Loughrea, just hope it doesn't clash with Ireland rugby World Cup Quarter Final!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2158 - 02/10/2023 16:18:20    2506668

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Two epic semi finals to look forward to. Four of the top 5 teams/squads (including Clarinbridge there) have made the semi finals.

Pity these wont be in Kenny Park.

Will Sars push Toms close? Huge victory against OM even though OM were very very disappointing. A horrible way to end the year considering the year they had.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 02/10/2023 16:18:32    2506669

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