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Even allowing for the fact that it's the Walsh Cup & a few new lads were being tried out, it was an awful hammering. Mattie Kenny deserves great praise for the work he has done with Dublin hurling over the last few years, highly underrated manager.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1189 - 17/01/2022 11:06:05    2395250

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How many chances will Sean Loftus be given ?

He is proven... to not be good enough.

BLT (Galway) - Posts: 44 - 17/01/2022 11:32:30    2395253

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Even allowing for the fact that it's the Walsh Cup & a few new lads were being tried out, it was an awful hammering. Mattie Kenny deserves great praise for the work he has done with Dublin hurling over the last few years, highly underrated manager."
Mattie certainly knows Galway hurlers inside out as Dublin seem to love playing them and beating them handily enough for the last few years but to be taken seriously they have to start beating the likes of KK and Wexford regularly in Leinster and the Munster teams (even outside of Limerick) as I haven't seen that yet unless I have missed something.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2644 - 17/01/2022 12:21:25    2395272

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Replying To BLT:  "How many chances will Sean Loftus be given ?

He is proven... to not be good enough."
Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 17/01/2022 14:18:33    2395308

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately"
its a fair point on loftus..ive nothing against him and i no its not easy hurl in jan with alot of new lads..
but he's never really stepped up..also mcinerney at 6 looks like he can be seriously got at..
loads of power but lacks speed and mobility..
i'd love to see joe cooney tried at 6..brill there for the club or shane cooney but unfortunately his season
is over..hope he makes a speedy recovery..

does anybody no if jamie ryan from loughrea is in the panel.??
i think cianan fahy could potentially step up along with tom monaghan.,glennon and caulfield if they can
get enough hurling into them..

i think there is deffo a few places up for grabs all over the field really i just a few new lads can
step up and we have a better year then 2021..

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 207 - 17/01/2022 16:29:23    2395342

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately"
Just using him as an example but so many of the Galway younger guys don't seem to have physically developed that well since their minor days. Sean Loftus as an example is 25 this year and doesn't look like a lad who's had 5/6 years inter county training behind him. Still looks like his minor days. He's one of many like that too. Like Cathal Mannion, Jason Flynn, Conor Whelan were of similar build but transformed themselves. Look at the all the Limerick guys who'd be of similar age bracket or just slightly older to Galway guys trying to break through the last 2/3 years and it's scary the difference.

ML89 (Galway) - Posts: 39 - 17/01/2022 17:23:26    2395353

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately"
Can you point me to a championship match he played well in please ?

BLT (Galway) - Posts: 44 - 17/01/2022 17:57:47    2395358

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I think that was one of the worst Full Back lines I've ever seen in a Galway Jersey apart from '93 Murt,Treacy and Helebert!!
I'm giving no credit to the dubs because Galway were rotten bad, slow and loose....Dublin scored with nobody marking them!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1526 - 17/01/2022 18:03:30    2395359

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately"
I thought he was good. Once the game was up some of your fellas picked off some nice points from out the field, but I'd say a lot of that was abandonment of any team plan in favour of making some impression on Henry and the boys.

Had to check twice to see that Mannion was 22 after the schmozzle and he hand passing the ball next move to Burke.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 623 - 17/01/2022 18:36:46    2395367

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What an embarrassing display against Dublin. With all due respect to Mattie Kenny, if we cannot beat the likes of Dublin we haven't a hope of winning the All Ireland with or without Henry Shefflin. Have these players who were so badly hammered, no self respect or pride in the Galway jersey?

FatLadySinging (Galway) - Posts: 24 - 17/01/2022 18:39:31    2395369

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Thought he played well. Aggressive and eager. Size has always went against him unfortunately"
I would have to agree with BLT. Not up to the standard required and this has been the case for the past number of years he has been on the panel. Saying that there is a lot of guys in this camp. Henry is trying guys out and its great to see - but is it simply a token of a 'chance' for a lot of players. From what I have seen the majority of those who have played the past two games with the exception of a few - are not good enough to give our strong 15 a good A vs B game in training. I would have to question Henry's selectors and the hurlers they are choosing to blood considering they have both been involved in the club scene for quite sometime. From what we seen in last years championship there is a lot of players getting no look in after strong campaigns which is unfortunate.

pullhard96 (Galway) - Posts: 59 - 17/01/2022 21:45:28    2395378

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lads relax, it's Walsh cup. Dubs had a far stronger team out

Townee2018 (Galway) - Posts: 280 - 18/01/2022 09:43:47    2395388

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By the middle of February we should have a fair idea of the team and the panel. Limerick v Galway in the league on 12th February should be far more revealing than Parnell Park in mid January.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1216 - 18/01/2022 10:48:42    2395403

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Replying To pullhard96:  "I would have to agree with BLT. Not up to the standard required and this has been the case for the past number of years he has been on the panel. Saying that there is a lot of guys in this camp. Henry is trying guys out and its great to see - but is it simply a token of a 'chance' for a lot of players. From what I have seen the majority of those who have played the past two games with the exception of a few - are not good enough to give our strong 15 a good A vs B game in training. I would have to question Henry's selectors and the hurlers they are choosing to blood considering they have both been involved in the club scene for quite sometime. From what we seen in last years championship there is a lot of players getting no look in after strong campaigns which is unfortunate."
What players arent getting a look in? Judging by MOD comments a few weeks ago the panel has almost 60 lads training. I will hold until the latter end of league to judge. Maybe the younger lads who wont cut it are getting runs in walsh up, there was 22 named v offaly and 26 against Dublin, where was the rest of them, training that morning/playing a challenge elsewhere im guessing. I would agree younger lads arent ready, young oshea a fine freetaker but isnt ready for senior for another few years. Pushed off any 50/50 ball into him, i am only using that as an example! In a previous post i stated itll have to be the old guard played in championship for a final throw at Limerick before we start looking at these lads for the future.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 18/01/2022 10:48:45    2395404

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Replying To katser:  "I think that was one of the worst Full Back lines I've ever seen in a Galway Jersey apart from '93 Murt,Treacy and Helebert!!
I'm giving no credit to the dubs because Galway were rotten bad, slow and loose....Dublin scored with nobody marking them!"
Don't knock that 93 fullback line too much - they got to an AI Final after beating a good Tipp team and ran KK close! Say what you like but they were tough strong men in 93 unlike what was out last Sunday.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2644 - 18/01/2022 11:19:30    2395407

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Loftus has been given a chance in every line of the field for Galway and to no avail.

A huge number of lads are being given a chance and that's fine but I think the goose is cooked for a few of them already.

BLT (Galway) - Posts: 44 - 18/01/2022 11:42:53    2395418

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Hopefully we weed out those that need weeding out and get to some kind of physical fast squad that make the county proud again. If it takes a few beatings then so be it. I applaud Henry Shefflin for giving lads a look and a chance and I trust him to find the best available.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1471 - 18/01/2022 21:29:12    2395514

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "What players arent getting a look in? Judging by MOD comments a few weeks ago the panel has almost 60 lads training. I will hold until the latter end of league to judge. Maybe the younger lads who wont cut it are getting runs in walsh up, there was 22 named v offaly and 26 against Dublin, where was the rest of them, training that morning/playing a challenge elsewhere im guessing. I would agree younger lads arent ready, young oshea a fine freetaker but isnt ready for senior for another few years. Pushed off any 50/50 ball into him, i am only using that as an example! In a previous post i stated itll have to be the old guard played in championship for a final throw at Limerick before we start looking at these lads for the future."
Valid points and I would have to agree with you. The guys I would be thinking that should be getting a look is the guys aged 23 and upwards who at this point are conditioned enough to compete with the inter county physicality. The guys I would like to see would be players who have proved key main for clubs over the past number of seasons. Jamie Ryan - Loughrea, Jarlaith Mannion - Cappy, Kevin Mchugo - Larkins, Shane Ryan - The bridge. I'm not sure if these guys are in with the panel but definitely from my look at last years championship would be up there if not better then what i have seen on show. It will be the old dogs that will be on the championship team but I suppose we are still in January,

pullhard96 (Galway) - Posts: 59 - 19/01/2022 10:43:39    2395553

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Replying To pullhard96:  "Valid points and I would have to agree with you. The guys I would be thinking that should be getting a look is the guys aged 23 and upwards who at this point are conditioned enough to compete with the inter county physicality. The guys I would like to see would be players who have proved key main for clubs over the past number of seasons. Jamie Ryan - Loughrea, Jarlaith Mannion - Cappy, Kevin Mchugo - Larkins, Shane Ryan - The bridge. I'm not sure if these guys are in with the panel but definitely from my look at last years championship would be up there if not better then what i have seen on show. It will be the old dogs that will be on the championship team but I suppose we are still in January,"
Jamie Ryan was on the extended panel last year but I dont think he made the championship panel or if he did he was well down the pecking order so if despite having a very good club championship last year he was considered surplus to requirements I cant see him making a breakthrough this year. He was a minor in 2012 so if he hasn't made it by now it is hardly likely to happen.
Jarlath Mannion got a few games last year but his record playing county senior has not been great.I think he has had 2 sendings off in a Galway senior jersey (one of them quite silly) so for discipline reasons alone he's a bit of a risk.
Kevin McHugo was on the panel in 2018...I suppose he is about 25 now which is a nice age but again when he hasnt pushed through to even the subs bench by now, you'd wonder.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1662 - 19/01/2022 19:09:52    2395660

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Are we 100% out of walsh cup or if Offaly beat Dublin what way does it go for a finish (if we beat Antrim)

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 20/01/2022 15:27:29    2395760

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