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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Thank goodness you're monitoring around to keep us on track here. I'd be lost without your value add."
No more than myself, he has a soft spot for you, Pope!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 17/05/2024 13:58:42    2545279

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Who would have thought that playing the same players, and having no game plan or proper coaching would lead to another poor performance?... Ground breaking relevation that.

Can't understand this logic in the GAA to never sack a manager mid season, he should have been sent packing after the last game.

I'll give you a free tip if you're reading Henry.
If you don't even have the ball winners to make a long puck out a 50/50(which isn't even a smart play IMO), you probably shouldn't be pucking the ball long.
Maybe work on some sort of system that tries to negate that disadvantage we have.
When Conor Cooney is your best "ball winner" from puck outs you're in a bit of bother.

Gilberto_Eire (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 18/05/2024 14:51:48    2545398

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I heard a man on the radio today say the same thing that I've always maintained.......beat Dublin and win the Leinster Final get on a roll and who knows where you could end up.
I know We are not playing brilliant but We are good enough to get back into the All Ireland Semi Final.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2384 - 18/05/2024 15:58:27    2545411

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Replying To Gilberto_Eire:  "Who would have thought that playing the same players, and having no game plan or proper coaching would lead to another poor performance?... Ground breaking relevation that.

Can't understand this logic in the GAA to never sack a manager mid season, he should have been sent packing after the last game.

I'll give you a free tip if you're reading Henry.
If you don't even have the ball winners to make a long puck out a 50/50(which isn't even a smart play IMO), you probably shouldn't be pucking the ball long.
Maybe work on some sort of system that tries to negate that disadvantage we have.
When Conor Cooney is your best "ball winner" from puck outs you're in a bit of bother."
Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 2615 - 18/05/2024 20:05:30    2545460

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear."
Of course - it is almost as bad as losing 5 national titles (including 3 AI's) in the last 5 years and being very lucky to scrape a draw against Carlow last week. Show us all your football medals - of course KK don't (or should we say can't) play football! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 19/05/2024 10:56:19    2545520

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Replying To Gilberto_Eire:  "Who would have thought that playing the same players, and having no game plan or proper coaching would lead to another poor performance?... Ground breaking relevation that.

Can't understand this logic in the GAA to never sack a manager mid season, he should have been sent packing after the last game.

I'll give you a free tip if you're reading Henry.
If you don't even have the ball winners to make a long puck out a 50/50(which isn't even a smart play IMO), you probably shouldn't be pucking the ball long.
Maybe work on some sort of system that tries to negate that disadvantage we have.
When Conor Cooney is your best "ball winner" from puck outs you're in a bit of bother."
Why don't they sack a manager.......... because its the premier league.....

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 614 - 19/05/2024 11:20:59    2545534

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear."
There's a difference between expecting to win AIs and hitting levels of performance relevant to the teams ability.

The team plays like one who has no direction.

Gilberto_Eire (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 19/05/2024 12:51:42    2545553

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear."
No they weren't. There was very little moaning or whining about Donoghue or Cunningham. There was moaning and whining about McIntyre alright, and rightly so. Wasn't much moaning or whining about O'Neil either, because it was covid years, and people were happy just to see a game on the box.

There isn't much moaning or whining about Shefflin at all. Won a Walsh Cup last year to satisfy punters! Quite the opposite actually, we're now known as 'Henry Shefflin's Galway', and not Galway at all.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3705 - 19/05/2024 13:12:32    2545560

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Replying To tommy k:  "Of course - it is almost as bad as losing 5 national titles (including 3 AI's) in the last 5 years and being very lucky to scrape a draw against Carlow last week. Show us all your football medals - of course KK don't (or should we say can't) play football! lol"
LOSING. U guys could write books on it.

Newyorkkat (Kilkenny) - Posts: 155 - 19/05/2024 13:27:32    2545564

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear."
I think it's more frustration/aggravation than anything. With the success we have had in Galway at every level EXCEPT Seniors it's just sickening. Since 1980 when I started following Galway Hurling we have been one of the top hurling counties but very little to show for it in the Senior ranks. The Canning years should have been more fruitful. Sigh.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2193 - 19/05/2024 13:32:09    2545566

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Good luck to the minors today

Daunting task to face a team that beat you by 19 points already this year but the improvement since then has been exponential.

A win would get us through to the Leinster Final next weekend, defeat means we face either Cork or Waterford

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 19/05/2024 13:53:40    2545573

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Maybe you, and other Galway supporters, need to shed your delusions of grandeur. Galway have won a total of 5 hurling All-Irelands. Only one AI win in the last 35 years. Galway people on here were continuously moaning and whining about the previous managers to Shefflin.
Nobody can make a silk purse out of a sows ear."
We would moan about managers we deem inadequate, of course. But we would hardly be any different to anyone else in that regard.

If Lyng was obviously not getting the best out of his players would Kilkenny sit on their hands? It seems unlikely

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 19/05/2024 13:55:59    2545574

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I think it's more frustration/aggravation than anything. With the success we have had in Galway at every level EXCEPT Seniors it's just sickening. Since 1980 when I started following Galway Hurling we have been one of the top hurling counties but very little to show for it in the Senior ranks. The Canning years should have been more fruitful. Sigh."
We've been predominantly unsuccessful at the u20/u21 grade for 13 years. That has presented Shefflin with a serious problem imo.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3705 - 19/05/2024 14:13:07    2545575

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Replying To Gilberto_Eire:  "Who would have thought that playing the same players, and having no game plan or proper coaching would lead to another poor performance?... Ground breaking relevation that.

Can't understand this logic in the GAA to never sack a manager mid season, he should have been sent packing after the last game.

I'll give you a free tip if you're reading Henry.
If you don't even have the ball winners to make a long puck out a 50/50(which isn't even a smart play IMO), you probably shouldn't be pucking the ball long.
Maybe work on some sort of system that tries to negate that disadvantage we have.
When Conor Cooney is your best "ball winner" from puck outs you're in a bit of bother."
They're hardly gonna sack him mid season in fairness, it'd want to be really really bad for that to happen,, mind you offaly sacked Keating mid season in 98 and that didn't work out too bad

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1863 - 19/05/2024 16:00:39    2545597

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Replying To katser:  "I heard a man on the radio today say the same thing that I've always maintained.......beat Dublin and win the Leinster Final get on a roll and who knows where you could end up.
I know We are not playing brilliant but We are good enough to get back into the All Ireland Semi Final."
They're something missing from Galway hurling.
We lost our captain after 24 mins yesterday and we were well in it, even with 7 wides and about 6 dropping short. We lead at h/t.
The red card immediately after h/t killed us.
We were confident only that.

Glensboy (Antrim) - Posts: 301 - 19/05/2024 16:03:52    2545598

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I think it's more frustration/aggravation than anything. With the success we have had in Galway at every level EXCEPT Seniors it's just sickening. Since 1980 when I started following Galway Hurling we have been one of the top hurling counties but very little to show for it in the Senior ranks. The Canning years should have been more fruitful. Sigh."
100% they should have.

You were very unlucky with Kilkenny, Tipp and then Limerick all raising the bar.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - Posts: 2929 - 19/05/2024 17:01:28    2545606

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "100% they should have.

You were very unlucky with Kilkenny, Tipp and then Limerick all raising the bar."
Nothing 'unlucky' about that. Cody ate every county's lunch 2000-2015, and Limerick have done so 2018-to current. Galway did well to win their all-ireland, had nothing to spare v Tipp 2015-2017, and of course lost to the Tipp '16 champs by a point that year. Bit 'unlucky' that the whistle was blown when it was at the '18 drawn semi alright.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3705 - 19/05/2024 17:34:29    2545621

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Nothing 'unlucky' about that. Cody ate every county's lunch 2000-2015, and Limerick have done so 2018-to current. Galway did well to win their all-ireland, had nothing to spare v Tipp 2015-2017, and of course lost to the Tipp '16 champs by a point that year. Bit 'unlucky' that the whistle was blown when it was at the '18 drawn semi alright."
We don't have the pace or the stick-work in the present squad to compete with any Munster team bar Tipp. They are like us playing lads who are clearly done.

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 317 - 19/05/2024 17:47:23    2545627

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "We don't have the pace or the stick-work in the present squad to compete with any Munster team bar Tipp. They are like us playing lads who are clearly done."
Agreed. If Waterford and Limerick draw next week, Cork are out. Would be a smart move to 'arrange' it, like Argentina Peru '78.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3705 - 19/05/2024 17:53:14    2545631

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "We don't have the pace or the stick-work in the present squad to compete with any Munster team bar Tipp. They are like us playing lads who are clearly done."
Dont overdo the 'poor us thing'. Just two years ye beat Cork and put Limerick to the Pin of their collars and of course ye beat Till last year, a team who had drawn with both Cork and Limerick.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 4404 - 19/05/2024 20:38:30    2545697

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