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Replying To hurlingfan90:  "Hard to see us beating Cork this weekend, hopefully I'm wrong.
Henry has obviously brought massive workrate into the team, couldn't fault that in croker a few weeks ago but it's been the same all year. There hasn't been a game where we have "clicked" from a hurling point of view. We are not bad defensively but there is no real cohesion to our attacking play, and that's on 1-15, not just the forwards.

For the weekend I'd imagine Davy Burke and Glennon will come into midfield for Coen and Fahy. Hoping for some form of a kick from the team, but still think Cork will have too much for us when they run at us"
Yes I would agree with that post also.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2761 - 15/06/2022 16:51:38    2425210

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Well of course it is.
And why did you put ultimate ambition in quotation marks?"
Because they are your words not a fact, and unless you know Shefflin personally and he has told you this, it's more nonsense.
You haven't a clue what Shefflin's 'ultimate ambition' is.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1874 - 15/06/2022 16:52:20    2425212

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i think we will see niland start in the corner and he will drift in and out and i also think he will be
on the frees..take a bit of pressure of conor..
tbf niland is the best free taker in the county..

could we see mannion move to 6., drop gmac and maybe bring in a t.j brennan/tiernan killeen.?

prob see davy burke and glennon start midfield if burke is fit..

could he possibly drop mannion or concannon and use as an impact sub???
flynn is also an option for 14 with his height and could use whelan just off him..

could be monaghan cooney cooney concannon/mannion whelan niland

he might even through in someone different to shake things up at bit but whatever he does
whelan needs a hand in that forward line as tbh id actually go 15 on 15 and go toe to toe with
cork and see how we go..
everybody try and win there own individual battles..

im expecting a serious performance and i hope they go out and do it for henry.
what that man/family has gone through the last couple of months both on and off the field
has ben incredibly very hard and i just hope they put in a serious performance for him..

one thing we can deffo do is use our physicality alot more..
all the best lads galway abu...

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 224 - 15/06/2022 17:10:09    2425216

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Wow I can't get over the attitude of some posters towards Henry..I mentioned before if he can't get best from this group,then there is no hope for anyone..I really don't think he's looking at other jobs down the line especially with what has happened on a personal level this year.,"
Yes, amazing isn't it? A few days to go before an AI quarter-final, and Galway supporters already have the knives out for the manager.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1874 - 15/06/2022 17:16:28    2425217

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Because they are your words not a fact, and unless you know Shefflin personally and he has told you this, it's more nonsense.
You haven't a clue what Shefflin's 'ultimate ambition' is."
Perhaps to manage the Irish team against Scotland in the shinty, or maybe land the Cork gig?
Of course its his ultimate ambition ffs.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1269 - 15/06/2022 17:52:24    2425229

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes, amazing isn't it? A few days to go before an AI quarter-final, and Galway supporters already have the knives out for the manager."
It's not in the slightest bit amazing, or even slightly surprising. Its actually totally predictable. It's part and parcel of being a manager, in any sport, anywhere, that you'll have your critics.

The galway job pretty much came down to Davy v Henry. Whoever got the gig, the supporters of the other fella were going to go to town as soon as things went wrong (which they did in the leinster final).

I guarantee you if Davy got the job and we put in as limp a performance as we did against ye guys in Croker he'd be getting it ten times worse than Henry.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1269 - 15/06/2022 17:57:36    2425230

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes, amazing isn't it? A few days to go before an AI quarter-final, and Galway supporters already have the knives out for the manager."
Galway supporters? Don't confuse those of us who go to the games with a few naysayers here who wouldn't know the meaning of the word support.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1373 - 15/06/2022 18:23:16    2425234

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Yes, amazing isn't it? A few days to go before an AI quarter-final, and Galway supporters already have the knives out for the manager."
Small sample size there Cock, could be driving your misleading narrative about 'Galway supporters'.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2698 - 15/06/2022 18:32:53    2425236

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Fahy appealing...... is there no end to this rubbish. I thought maybe we would take our medicine (the high moral ground so to speak) and learn from it.

He didn't kill anyone and shouldn't be hung out to dry but at the same time he deserves a ban and 2 games seems about right for a nasty little incident.

Sometimes players are hard done by..... but not in this case. No doubt the whatabout brigade will be out in force.

Embarrassing

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1646 - 15/06/2022 20:29:24    2425249

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I believe hurling is a mans game, big men, strong men, and seeing the Hegartys & O'Donohues of this world among the very best in the game only strengthens my view. but sometimes we need the small lads to come in and do a job every so often and I feel this weekend could be one of those. I think Niland has to start and be on the frees. Cant afford any miss-haps in a quarter final. Who to drop out is the question though.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 329 - 16/06/2022 09:14:20    2425270

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Small sample size there Cock, could be driving your misleading narrative about 'Galway supporters'."
OK. I take it back. Most of you on here are decent and fair. I should have said 'one or two on here'.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1874 - 16/06/2022 10:09:39    2425283

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Fahy appealing...... is there no end to this rubbish. I thought maybe we would take our medicine (the high moral ground so to speak) and learn from it.

He didn't kill anyone and shouldn't be hung out to dry but at the same time he deserves a ban and 2 games seems about right for a nasty little incident.

Sometimes players are hard done by..... but not in this case. No doubt the whatabout brigade will be out in force.

Embarrassing"
Would agree with most of this. clearly stamped on him and should have taken the ban. nothing against the player, i just dont want to see this sort of stuff in the game from any team. hard and fair, yes, not blatant cowardly stuff like that *again from any team*

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 400 - 16/06/2022 10:22:11    2425291

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Would agree with most of this. clearly stamped on him and should have taken the ban. nothing against the player, i just dont want to see this sort of stuff in the game from any team. hard and fair, yes, not blatant cowardly stuff like that *again from any team*"
I also get the argument that trial by TV is wrong unless the CCCCCCCC are watching videos of every game but my counter argument is that is the trade off for playing the big games.

Because there is so little transparency in the whole CCCCCCC set up it is open to all sorts of conspiracy theories.

Seemingly the appeals were upheld because the CCCCCC met online rather than in person..... did u ever hear such rubbish. But the biggest problem is that I used the word "seemingly". We don't know. We should know. They should release all rulings every week, all proposed bans etc. And when anomalies are found in the process they should make a statement outlining what they are going to do about it.

I bet Rian O'Neill felt a right clown for accepting his ban when everyone else got off.

On a purely Galway note the whole Fahy incident was indicative of our mindset on that day. We seemed to play the occasion rather than each ball on its merits. We have a decent set of players but are a bit hit and miss to say the least. A lot of bad decisions in that game.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1646 - 16/06/2022 12:14:50    2425343

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Fahy appealing...... is there no end to this rubbish. I thought maybe we would take our medicine (the high moral ground so to speak) and learn from it.

He didn't kill anyone and shouldn't be hung out to dry but at the same time he deserves a ban and 2 games seems about right for a nasty little incident.

Sometimes players are hard done by..... but not in this case. No doubt the whatabout brigade will be out in force.

Embarrassing"
Perhaps even more 'embarrassing' that GAA's sloppy disciplinary process was exposed.........again!!!

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2698 - 16/06/2022 12:33:31    2425357

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The GAA needs to tidy up the whole disciplinary process. It's amateur hour . The reality is if a person appeals they are likely to get off especially if they take it all the way to the dRA . The unfairness of how people are cited is a huge issue. Do we need a citing commissioner..? Not sure that would be appropriate or appreciated especially as a ban of any sort is huge in a sport with minimal amount of games. I think retrospective punishment is best avoided entirely. Give both teams 2 chances to highlight incidents in game and then let the ref go to the pitch side monitor to check on a score or tackle ..ect. no VAR . An extra video ref in GAA would be a disaster..He'd be in the refs ear every 2 minutes.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1697 - 16/06/2022 13:11:52    2425375

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Replying To Mayonman:  "I also get the argument that trial by TV is wrong unless the CCCCCCCC are watching videos of every game but my counter argument is that is the trade off for playing the big games.

Because there is so little transparency in the whole CCCCCCC set up it is open to all sorts of conspiracy theories.

Seemingly the appeals were upheld because the CCCCCC met online rather than in person..... did u ever hear such rubbish. But the biggest problem is that I used the word "seemingly". We don't know. We should know. They should release all rulings every week, all proposed bans etc. And when anomalies are found in the process they should make a statement outlining what they are going to do about it.

I bet Rian O'Neill felt a right clown for accepting his ban when everyone else got off.

On a purely Galway note the whole Fahy incident was indicative of our mindset on that day. We seemed to play the occasion rather than each ball on its merits. We have a decent set of players but are a bit hit and miss to say the least. A lot of bad decisions in that game."
I would fully agree that the Galway hurlers "are a bit hit and miss" - they are just going through a very difficult time at the moment with a big lack of talent coming through to senior level to readily replace the older players.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2761 - 16/06/2022 13:19:04    2425376

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Would agree with most of this. clearly stamped on him and should have taken the ban. nothing against the player, i just dont want to see this sort of stuff in the game from any team. hard and fair, yes, not blatant cowardly stuff like that *again from any team*"
Absolutely nothing short of thuggery to stamp on an individual. Fahy seems to do things recklessly for no reason. Drop him and start Niland.
I'd go with Glennon in midfield.
Dissatisfaction with the Leinster Final but I'll take a victory over Cork and a crack at the All Ireland Semi Final

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1674 - 16/06/2022 13:35:16    2425383

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Reference the game Saturday...Galway are under no pressure. Victory...... people will be saying that Cork aren't great and it was a game Galway could win, Defeat........people will be saying that Galway haven't been playing well and that the team are in transition.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1674 - 16/06/2022 13:42:36    2425386

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Replying To baire:  "Galway supporters? Don't confuse those of us who go to the games with a few naysayers here who wouldn't know the meaning of the word support."
I go to games, both league and championship. Doesn't mean I have to say everything is great.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1269 - 16/06/2022 13:45:47    2425389

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Replying To katser:  "Absolutely nothing short of thuggery to stamp on an individual. Fahy seems to do things recklessly for no reason. Drop him and start Niland.
I'd go with Glennon in midfield.
Dissatisfaction with the Leinster Final but I'll take a victory over Cork and a crack at the All Ireland Semi Final"
Question. If we lose Saturday, has it been a positive year? (as a whole)

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 400 - 16/06/2022 14:05:55    2425396

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