National Forum

Galway Hurling thread

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Replying To maroondiesel:  "If Galway left Leinster the current provincial system would be scrapped entirely. So, Leinster need Galway.
Congrats to Dublin, hope ye win it now. I support Galway, not Leinster."
Galway are not a Leinster team however one tries to dress it up. The provincial system needs to go to achieve the best and fairest results in the All-Ireland series. If provinces want to keep them that is their business. Go for it. The top two teams in a province from a league style championship play a final. Go ahead knock yourself out but stop using a flawed system to decide who are the best two teams in the All-Ireland final. It is as flawed as any system ever used in the past.

Canuck (Waterford) - Posts: 2773 - 28/05/2024 21:41:02    2548046

Link

Replying To sligo joe:  "So if Galway were relegated in Leinster the current provincial structure would be "scrapped entirely".
Maybe we'd have a preliminary Leinster final with the winners playing relegated Galway in the real final.
I don't know, reading all the whinging posts here from Galway fans about the game on Sunday maybe they'd be happier back playing with themselves in Connacht."
If you feel so bad about Carlow getting relegated, why don't you complain about it to the Leinster Council rather than whinging about it on a Galway thread?

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 872 - 28/05/2024 21:58:35    2548052

Link

Replying To waterside4:  "Mention of Christy Ring and suspect referees. reminds me of the infamous mauling Mickey Burke got at Rings hands/hurley in the all Ireland final of 1953. A Leinster ref then named O'Connol (or O'Connor).
Yes I am that old; Then the infamous Hopper McGrath sending off by the Wexford guy Deegan?
Its not sour grapes but can anyone on here point out an occasion when any Galway team or player got off with blue murder.
I agree we must start breeding a few more Silvie Linnanes or Brendan Lynskys who can dish it out as well as take.
Galway have always been too nice. What a shame to have to say that about amateur players.
Galliamh Abu"
You are forgetting the greatest no 5 Galway ever had, do you think he would have let Donal Burke have a blinder?
He would have left him sitting on the prom in Salthill!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2380 - 28/05/2024 22:04:11    2548056

Link

Replying To katser:  "Denton he ment....never to be forgotten."
Thanks Kat's Mr Denton it was - a sure sign of senility is when I can recall more of my childhood than yesterday!
But I/we must stop blaming refs for all our shortcomings.

waterside4 (Galway) - Posts: 30 - 29/05/2024 07:04:54    2548058

Link

Replying To 1shot:  "Does the Galway supporters need to have a look at themselves?
It is interesting to read through the comments here where it looks like a blame game with either the County Board, Management or the Players which is fair to a point. The support our hurlers has recieved for the last 3 years has been really poor until they got to the semi final stage like last year. At that stage many jumped on the bandwagon.
Credit has to be given to the like of the Wexford supporters when things looked bleak like before the Galway game did they abondon the team? No they got behind their team. When the team needed support they came out in droves.
Last Sunday there was a poor Galway crowd with no atmosphere and no push from the supporters when the need was greatest.
Its just a point but are Galway supporters big day supporters only?"
If you want a big crowd going to Galway home games well the don't play them in Pearse Stadium ffs.
Play them in Athenry and the place would be packed with a great atmosphere for supporters and players alike.

John Doe (Galway) - Posts: 234 - 29/05/2024 07:31:09    2548060

Link

Replying To katser:  "You are forgetting the greatest no 5 Galway ever had, do you think he would have let Donal Burke have a blinder?
He would have left him sitting on the prom in Salthill!"
Ah, the olden days. When Galway half forwards were not outscored by the Dublin half backs ..

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2917 - 29/05/2024 08:28:18    2548063

Link

Replying To katser:  "You are forgetting the greatest no 5 Galway ever had, do you think he would have let Donal Burke have a blinder?
He would have left him sitting on the prom in Salthill!"
Is that Pete Finnerty you are referring to katser?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 29/05/2024 08:35:00    2548064

Link

Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Oh..so that possibly explains the refereeing we see year in year out at Leinster underage games."
There is a simple solution if you dont like Leinster referees.Whinring whigeing! I for one would be delighted if you take it.
Face facts Galway will destroy teams like Westmeath,Carlow or Laois at our current level but EVERY time a Galway team come under pressure you cave in. All those skilful hurlers so little balls.

jobber (Westmeath) - Posts: 1527 - 29/05/2024 08:54:31    2548067

Link

Replying To jobber:  "There is a simple solution if you dont like Leinster referees.Whinring whigeing! I for one would be delighted if you take it.
Face facts Galway will destroy teams like Westmeath,Carlow or Laois at our current level but EVERY time a Galway team come under pressure you cave in. All those skilful hurlers so little balls."
Not EVERY time no. Galway won the 2017 all-ireland, when they were favourite to win every single match in that campaign.

I've nothing against 'Leinster referees'. You're own county man Barry Kelly is a legend of Galway hurling imo.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 29/05/2024 10:18:07    2548080

Link

Replying To jobber:  "There is a simple solution if you dont like Leinster referees.Whinring whigeing! I for one would be delighted if you take it.
Face facts Galway will destroy teams like Westmeath,Carlow or Laois at our current level but EVERY time a Galway team come under pressure you cave in. All those skilful hurlers so little balls."
Exactly, and you're not the only one.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 29/05/2024 10:26:14    2548085

Link

Replying To John Doe:  "If you want a big crowd going to Galway home games well the don't play them in Pearse Stadium ffs.
Play them in Athenry and the place would be packed with a great atmosphere for supporters and players alike."
You would have more home AND away supporters in Athenry.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 29/05/2024 11:26:11    2548110

Link

Replying To John Doe:  "If you want a big crowd going to Galway home games well the don't play them in Pearse Stadium ffs.
Play them in Athenry and the place would be packed with a great atmosphere for supporters and players alike."
What's the capacity there?

Crashingwaves (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 29/05/2024 11:56:20    2548115

Link

There is no harm in trying out Athenry for league games.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2540 - 29/05/2024 13:17:39    2548149

Link

Replying To Ailteoir:  "If you feel so bad about Carlow getting relegated, why don't you complain about it to the Leinster Council rather than whinging about it on a Galway thread?"
Well if you can't see that Galway's involvement in another provinces championship has consequences for a county such as Carlow and that therefore comment about this is appropriate on a Galway thread then I suggest you should stand back and look again and maybe even the blind might see.

sligo joe (Dublin) - Posts: 742 - 29/05/2024 13:41:59    2548155

Link

Replying To sligo joe:  "Well if you can't see that Galway's involvement in another provinces championship has consequences for a county such as Carlow and that therefore comment about this is appropriate on a Galway thread then I suggest you should stand back and look again and maybe even the blind might see."
No more than ourselves this year, the fact is that Carlow weren't good enough.
But if complaining about it here keeps you happy, knock yourself out.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 872 - 29/05/2024 14:01:53    2548160

Link

Replying To sligo joe:  "Well if you can't see that Galway's involvement in another provinces championship has consequences for a county such as Carlow and that therefore comment about this is appropriate on a Galway thread then I suggest you should stand back and look again and maybe even the blind might see."
I suggest you look back at the state of the Leinster hurling championship during Brian Cody's time as KK manager and ask yourself why were Galway invited to play in the Leinster championship in the first place.

Crashingwaves (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 29/05/2024 14:05:07    2548162

Link

Personally I don't think outside managers work for a county like Galway. It should be a Galway man that knows the hurling culture inside out - clubs, players etc. It didn't work with Keating, Loughnane, McIntyre, O'Neill and now Shefflin. It did work in large spells at least with Farrell and Donoghue along with Cunningham who laid the groundwork for Donoghue to get over the line. Also I do think the injuries to the likes of Morrissey, K. Cooney, Concannon and C. Mannion along with unlucky injuries picked up by Glynn and Ryan had a detrimental effect on the team. In saying all that, the energy and belief still appeared to be missing all year as the players didn't seem to know what the gameplan / tactics were which is the job of management and of course the lack of pace and power that younger players would probably have given was completely missing as younger players were not brought through or were cut from the panel. The Galway supporters are fickle and if they don't believe in the project they will not turn up at the games and it seems they didn't believe in the project any longer or saw no discernable signs of progress - in fact it was clear signs of regress they saw. Also (and it may be a small thing) but when Joe Canning retired, there is no real marquee player to get behind that can pull games out of the fire or can excite a crowd with an unexpected piece of brilliance (perhaps Whelan and C. Mannion are the closest currently but Whelan was out of form this year) and that turns off supporters also.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 29/05/2024 14:20:55    2548164

Link

Replying To jobber:  "There is a simple solution if you dont like Leinster referees.Whinring whigeing! I for one would be delighted if you take it.
Face facts Galway will destroy teams like Westmeath,Carlow or Laois at our current level but EVERY time a Galway team come under pressure you cave in. All those skilful hurlers so little balls."
Must be wearisome carrying all that bitterness…

Crashingwaves (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 29/05/2024 14:51:20    2548167

Link

Replying To Crashingwaves:  "I suggest you look back at the state of the Leinster hurling championship during Brian Cody's time as KK manager and ask yourself why were Galway invited to play in the Leinster championship in the first place."
In the immediate years before you joined Leinster the AI Championship wasn't much better that way.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 29/05/2024 14:58:35    2548171

Link

Replying To Viking66:  "In the immediate years before you joined Leinster the AI Championship wasn't much better that way."
What are you saying? I was referring to the Cody years

Crashingwaves (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 29/05/2024 15:29:35    2548183

Link