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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes that is very true."
Agree. But, well past time to abandon the SALTHILL WIND TUNNEL. Can't even maintain a tv connection!

Mayfair (Galway) - Posts: 66 - 26/05/2024 15:05:58    2547214

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There would want to be a root and branch clean out of the oafs in charge of Galway hurling. It'll be alright Jack is no longer good enough. The arrogance has to go we've no divine right to be at the top table. Proper coaching and tactics need to be implemented from the bottom up.
And all the infighting, petty jealousy's and general being C U Next Tuesdays from those running Galway hurling has to go. Otherwise it'll never change.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 26/05/2024 15:34:50    2547219

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Hurling in this county will fall away.. Time to stop throwing away money on Shefflin and the seniors..
At least we will get Loughgeorge back now..
A joke

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 26/05/2024 15:36:26    2547220

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Very disappointed but not shocked. A lot of decisions to be made in the LONGGG offseason. Congrats Dublin. Sigh.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2191 - 26/05/2024 15:40:38    2547223

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1st half wides, cut open way too easy, the red card, aimless ball inside… the list goes on. All comes down to one simple fact, we are not good enough to dine at the top table of hurling anymore. Well done to Dublin.

Do we have the talent within the county to start again like 2012?

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1616 - 26/05/2024 15:48:59    2547227

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Replying To JahTribe:  "I will go with a Galway win tomorrow and put my money on us to win by 7-9 points at 9/2. I will also bet on Conor Whelan to be man of the match at 11/2 and to be first goal scorer at 5/1. I am expecting a fierce display by Galway on Sunday and the Dubs wont live with it. We will see on Monday do I collect."
No need to wait for Monday to see. Tbh, Galway are a brutal team to watch. Good that we have munster hurling to look forward to.

Thankfully, our traditional football gane is back in track.

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 101 - 26/05/2024 16:01:11    2547238

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Lads are heaping on the misery here, lighten up.
Thanks to Henry and his backroom and the Galway players. This is a tough day for them. They deserve a bit of space.
Dublin managed the extra man really well today.
Gaillimh Abu

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1697 - 26/05/2024 16:22:32    2547249

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No tactics again. Set up with a sweeper with the wind.

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 26/05/2024 16:23:41    2547252

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Not to worry lads.
Ye still have the footballers to support.

StopTheLights (Galway) - Posts: 360 - 26/05/2024 16:35:35    2547259

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Replying To JahTribe:  "I will go with a Galway win tomorrow and put my money on us to win by 7-9 points at 9/2. I will also bet on Conor Whelan to be man of the match at 11/2 and to be first goal scorer at 5/1. I am expecting a fierce display by Galway on Sunday and the Dubs wont live with it. We will see on Monday do I collect."
Oh dear!

overdabar (Westmeath) - Posts: 239 - 26/05/2024 17:13:54    2547280

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The senior club needs an overhaul with 24 teams. Senior A and B. You need 14 teams senior and sort out the intermediate and junior as well. Two groups of 7 each group winner into county final. Bottom 2 in each group relegated. Dog eat dog it's the only way yell get a bit of steel into the county hurlers. Theyre coasting in the club championship only gets competitive in the quarters(madness with 3 getting out of each group).

2maroonjerseys (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 26/05/2024 17:35:02    2547290

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Lads are heaping on the misery here, lighten up.
Thanks to Henry and his backroom and the Galway players. This is a tough day for them. They deserve a bit of space.
Dublin managed the extra man really well today.
Gaillimh Abu"
People are happy when we win and disappointed when we lose and don't play well. What do you expect people to say when we get knocked out of the championship in May?
It's not heaping on misery to say we've been poor this year and seem to have regressed further over the past year. The players and management are well aware of the same.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2102 - 26/05/2024 17:35:17    2547291

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Think it's fair to say we are at the end of the Shefflin era, and it's also fair to say that it ended or maybe a better word it fizzled out in spectacular fashion.
HS never really implemented any sort of a system or plan and seemed to make it up as he went along. For whatever reason he never committed to integrating youth or freshening the team up, the default position for this management was to bring back underachieving players from 2017.
The lack of energy, pace and strength was painfully evident in this year's championship as was the low skill level of many of the players.
Galway are no longer a top eight team and have a steep climb to get back to a place where they would even be considered contenders.
It would also be worth noting that Davy Fitz would have been a better appointment than HS but that is another story for another day.
Moving forward we are basically going to have to start from scratch, new management, major influx of new players and also a new approach, this is also going to take a lot of patience and there is nothing guaranteed.
It should also be worth noting that under this county board there has been a massive drop off in the performance of our teams (senior,u20 & minor) at inter county level over the last 3 years and this fact should also be taken into consideration when we review and plan how to plot our way forward.

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 217 - 26/05/2024 18:02:43    2547306

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Commiserations! Sad to go out of championship in the month of May. Dublin were much the better team, though.

Your minors are looking great and will probably bring another Irish Press Cup across the Shannon. And who knows with the big-ballers, they seem to be clicking into gear and motoring well? Perhaps, he'll have a day out in Croker yet this year!

Keep the heads up! These things go on cycles!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2039 - 26/05/2024 18:08:01    2547308

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Very disappointed but not shocked. A lot of decisions to be made in the LONGGG offseason. Congrats Dublin. Sigh."
It's a shocking result for us....only for the red card We would have beaten them, now all We can do is watch Kilkenny cruise into another All Ireland Semi Final after they win the Leinster Final. Cork will destroy Dublin in the All Ireland Quarter Final.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2380 - 26/05/2024 18:13:47    2547311

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Replying To Galway4ever:  "Think it's fair to say we are at the end of the Shefflin era, and it's also fair to say that it ended or maybe a better word it fizzled out in spectacular fashion.
HS never really implemented any sort of a system or plan and seemed to make it up as he went along. For whatever reason he never committed to integrating youth or freshening the team up, the default position for this management was to bring back underachieving players from 2017.
The lack of energy, pace and strength was painfully evident in this year's championship as was the low skill level of many of the players.
Galway are no longer a top eight team and have a steep climb to get back to a place where they would even be considered contenders.
It would also be worth noting that Davy Fitz would have been a better appointment than HS but that is another story for another day.
Moving forward we are basically going to have to start from scratch, new management, major influx of new players and also a new approach, this is also going to take a lot of patience and there is nothing guaranteed.
It should also be worth noting that under this county board there has been a massive drop off in the performance of our teams (senior,u20 & minor) at inter county level over the last 3 years and this fact should also be taken into consideration when we review and plan how to plot our way forward."
They're playing more games too at all levels, which is affording them more opportunities to underperform.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 26/05/2024 18:17:23    2547313

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If we brought Galway back from leinster......
we'd have a cracking Connaught Hurling Championship.

StopTheLights (Galway) - Posts: 360 - 26/05/2024 18:25:07    2547320

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Replying To 2maroonjerseys:  "No tactics again. Set up with a sweeper with the wind."
Needed more than one sweeper I'm afraid, the spaces the Dubs were careering into between and through our feeble defensive lines all through that game, but particularly first half, when the Dubs playing against a strong wind, were clearly determined to expose our defensive weakness against runners. I often predicted that when McInerney retired from that Galway defense, teams would run through our defence like a dose of salts. That has transpired this season.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 26/05/2024 18:27:58    2547326

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Commiserations! Sad to go out of championship in the month of May. Dublin were much the better team, though.

Your minors are looking great and will probably bring another Irish Press Cup across the Shannon. And who knows with the big-ballers, they seem to be clicking into gear and motoring well? Perhaps, he'll have a day out in Croker yet this year!

Keep the heads up! These things go on cycles!"
Minors were beaten by KK in April and May. Margins of 19pts and 15pts. Perhaps you're not following 'the form'.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 26/05/2024 18:36:39    2547334

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Replying To Galway4ever:  "Think it's fair to say we are at the end of the Shefflin era, and it's also fair to say that it ended or maybe a better word it fizzled out in spectacular fashion.
HS never really implemented any sort of a system or plan and seemed to make it up as he went along. For whatever reason he never committed to integrating youth or freshening the team up, the default position for this management was to bring back underachieving players from 2017.
The lack of energy, pace and strength was painfully evident in this year's championship as was the low skill level of many of the players.
Galway are no longer a top eight team and have a steep climb to get back to a place where they would even be considered contenders.
It would also be worth noting that Davy Fitz would have been a better appointment than HS but that is another story for another day.
Moving forward we are basically going to have to start from scratch, new management, major influx of new players and also a new approach, this is also going to take a lot of patience and there is nothing guaranteed.
It should also be worth noting that under this county board there has been a massive drop off in the performance of our teams (senior,u20 & minor) at inter county level over the last 3 years and this fact should also be taken into consideration when we review and plan how to plot our way forward."
It's easy to say now that Davy would have been a better appointment but absolutely no guarantee that would have been the case. In fact the likelihood is we would be in no better position in a post-Davy era than we are/will be in a post-Shefflin era. You must be forgetting the antagonism there was among supporters within the county when Davy looked like he might get the job. The best that could be said is that there was a feeling of despair that he might get the job , and much relief when it transpired that Shefflin got it instead. A manager who is on a sticky wicket with supporters from Day One of his appointment will almost always fail unless they bring immediate success and even Davy in this era of Limerick dominance would not have been winning trophies with us.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1929 - 26/05/2024 18:42:09    2547337

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