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Replying To Trump2020:  "I hope you're right but Ballyhale won't be easy."
Who takes Reid?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 07/01/2022 15:15:59    2393976

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Who takes Reid?"
Actually Shane Cooney did a savage job on him when they played Ballyhale last and in fairness to him he's been by far Thomas's best player in the last few all Ireland club campaigns. He was pretty much the only one along with Conor Cooney to win their battle against Ballyhale that day and ended up being the only Thomas's lad to win an all Ireland club all star. (Although anything that could go wrong for Thomas's did and their preparation leading up to it was far from ideal) it'd be Eoin Cody I'd fear Thomas's will have the hardest time tying down. Feel Fintan is made for Colin Fennelly and Shane Cooney will do well on TJ.

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 07/01/2022 19:00:36    2394011

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Replying To ML89:  "Actually Shane Cooney did a savage job on him when they played Ballyhale last and in fairness to him he's been by far Thomas's best player in the last few all Ireland club campaigns. He was pretty much the only one along with Conor Cooney to win their battle against Ballyhale that day and ended up being the only Thomas's lad to win an all Ireland club all star. (Although anything that could go wrong for Thomas's did and their preparation leading up to it was far from ideal) it'd be Eoin Cody I'd fear Thomas's will have the hardest time tying down. Feel Fintan is made for Colin Fennelly and Shane Cooney will do well on TJ."
Shane cooney is out with injury see it last sunday in challenge game they played nuig knee injury

SupermanSub (Galway) - Posts: 21 - 07/01/2022 21:17:06    2394032

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Replying To SupermanSub:  "Shane cooney is out with injury see it last sunday in challenge game they played nuig knee injury"
Outside Conor Cooney he's probably the biggest loss they could've had. I don't think they've anyone to replace him really. It's a severe blow to them

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 08/01/2022 12:23:01    2394076

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Great crowd yesterday and good start for H Shefflin. A few lads caught the eye and great to see a lot of new faces on panel.

Credit to ground staff in Ballinalsoe too, pitch in great condition yesterday.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1376 - 10/01/2022 11:52:21    2394359

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Replying To ahsure.:  "Great crowd yesterday and good start for H Shefflin. A few lads caught the eye and great to see a lot of new faces on panel.

Credit to ground staff in Ballinalsoe too, pitch in great condition yesterday."
good showing from the young lads. left not knowing if Gmac will get a start come championship, time waits on no man,6 is the only place for him, maybe its time to build Fintan there for the foreseeable when hes back and daithi at 3.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 10/01/2022 12:17:04    2394364

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Some achievement for Greg thomas first Ballygar man to play for Galway senior hurlers ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 10/01/2022 14:46:50    2394410

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Hard to read too much into yesterday's game. Did what they had to. The two midfielders looked lively and sharp. Wing backs struggled big time at defending, great to see them wanting to get forward but they conceded a lot and didn't put in many tackles and left a lot of space e.g Eoghan Cahill scored 6 points from play on the wing. Early days yet though so a lot of time to improve that. It won't be from a lack of trying lads if this game is anything to go by! Great to see

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 10/01/2022 16:32:39    2394431

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Replying To ML89:  "Hard to read too much into yesterday's game. Did what they had to. The two midfielders looked lively and sharp. Wing backs struggled big time at defending, great to see them wanting to get forward but they conceded a lot and didn't put in many tackles and left a lot of space e.g Eoghan Cahill scored 6 points from play on the wing. Early days yet though so a lot of time to improve that. It won't be from a lack of trying lads if this game is anything to go by! Great to see"
Wing backs? A bit of soccer terminology slipping there.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1682 - 10/01/2022 17:06:03    2394438

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Wing backs? A bit of soccer terminology slipping there."
No Cockney. In my sixty odd years following the ancient game all over the magnificent hurling province of Munster (75 All Ireland Senior titles don't you know) , and indeed further afield, I have always heard those sporting the numbers 5 and 7 referred to as wing backs.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3580 - 10/01/2022 17:35:38    2394445

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Wing backs? A bit of soccer terminology slipping there."
Wing back would be commonly used for left and right half backs in Galway. I've heard it all my life. I'd have assumed it's used elsewhere too.
Is there a collective term for the half backs on the wings in Kilkenny?

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1402 - 10/01/2022 18:28:50    2394455

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Wing backs? A bit of soccer terminology slipping there."
Who was playing inside left yesterday. They need to feed the flanks a lot more.

Jack L (None) - Posts: 2904 - 10/01/2022 18:43:13    2394457

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Wing backs? A bit of soccer terminology slipping there."
My whole life saying and hearing the terms wing backs and wing forwards so I wouldn't say so.

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 10/01/2022 18:43:40    2394458

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Will Henry be able to inspire Galway to overcome their fear of the blue jersey next Sunday?

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 625 - 10/01/2022 18:48:28    2394459

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Replying To Jack L:  "Who was playing inside left yesterday. They need to feed the flanks a lot more."
In my young days corner forwards were often referred to as top of the right or top of the left.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3580 - 10/01/2022 21:01:22    2394466

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "No Cockney. In my sixty odd years following the ancient game all over the magnificent hurling province of Munster (75 All Ireland Senior titles don't you know) , and indeed further afield, I have always heard those sporting the numbers 5 and 7 referred to as wing backs."
Half backs and half forwards.

27/07/21.
Hurling's half-back evolution: Sky Sports pundits explain how Kyle Hayes and others have changed the position

Jamesie O'Connor, JJ Delaney and Ollie Canning examine the role of the modern half-back in hurling, and explain how Kyle Hayes and Calum Lyons have changed the position in the sport.

In the 54th minute of the Munster final, Limerick half-back Kyle Hayes collected possession inside his own 65...Hayes' heroics was just another example of the evolving role of the half-back in hurling....
JJ Delaney is regarded as one of the best half-backs to ever pick up a hurl, but the Kilkenny great was not a fan of pushing forward.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1682 - 10/01/2022 21:12:14    2394468

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "Will Henry be able to inspire Galway to overcome their fear of the blue jersey next Sunday?"
With a Galway man in charge of Dublin they'll hardly take them for granted! ;)

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1222 - 10/01/2022 21:41:52    2394475

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Half backs and half forwards.

27/07/21.
Hurling's half-back evolution: Sky Sports pundits explain how Kyle Hayes and others have changed the position

Jamesie O'Connor, JJ Delaney and Ollie Canning examine the role of the modern half-back in hurling, and explain how Kyle Hayes and Calum Lyons have changed the position in the sport.

In the 54th minute of the Munster final, Limerick half-back Kyle Hayes collected possession inside his own 65...Hayes' heroics was just another example of the evolving role of the half-back in hurling....
JJ Delaney is regarded as one of the best half-backs to ever pick up a hurl, but the Kilkenny great was not a fan of pushing forward."
https://www.sportsjoe.ie/gaa/whatll-happen-next-two-three-years-youll-wing-backs-playing-wing-forward-try-mark-232760

An article here referring to the evolution of Limerick's 'wing backs'.
A half-back here in Galway, could also be the centre back. It refers to anyone in the half-back line. Wings backs has always been used for those who play right or left half-back.
As long as we don't bring up the 'hurl' vs 'hurley stick' debate again. ;)
It's always been a camán in our neck of the woods anyway.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1402 - 11/01/2022 12:27:02    2394512

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Wing back would be commonly used for left and right half backs in Galway. I've heard it all my life. I'd have assumed it's used elsewhere too.
Is there a collective term for the half backs on the wings in Kilkenny?"
I have only ever heard nos 5 and 7 as wing backs especially here in galway

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 11/01/2022 14:59:58    2394537

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Replying To minor77:  "I have only ever heard nos 5 and 7 as wing backs especially here in galway"
Minor. The same applies all over Munster and South Leinster, in my experience.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3580 - 11/01/2022 16:44:04    2394552

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