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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Just because some minors are big and win All Ireland medals doesn't make them good. Size is a huge factor at minor level and size at that age can make a lad look a lot better player than he actually is. We have an ex minor winner on the current senior panel and I will be more than surprised if he becomes a regular at senior level because he doesn't possess the necessary skill to make an impact. Too much focus on size is no good either. Having the skills is just as important."
thinking of a minor 2017 winner who was a bit ahead at the time but no word since. might have got a year on the extended panel actually

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 446 - 23/06/2022 09:00:38    2426961

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "thinking of a minor 2017 winner who was a bit ahead at the time but no word since. might have got a year on the extended panel actually"
Do you think they will put J.Cooney Centre Back for the All Ireland Semi Final if Gmac isn't fit?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 23/06/2022 10:54:05    2427003

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes true youngeen and sure a yank like yourself should be the best "expert" of them all!"
Best expert at talking rubbish.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 23/06/2022 10:55:55    2427004

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Replying To katser:  "Do you think they will put J.Cooney Centre Back for the All Ireland Semi Final if Gmac isn't fit?"
Kevin Lally will have the faith to put Fintan there and rejig. A man with 2.15 from play shouldnt be at 6, in my opinion, even though hes a natural there at club

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 446 - 23/06/2022 15:24:29    2427091

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Replying To katser:  "Do you think they will put J.Cooney Centre Back for the All Ireland Semi Final if Gmac isn't fit?"
Jees.. are ye not finished yet.. prolonging the agony..

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 66 - 24/06/2022 19:37:44    2427331

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Just because some minors are big and win All Ireland medals doesn't make them good. Size is a huge factor at minor level and size at that age can make a lad look a lot better player than he actually is. We have an ex minor winner on the current senior panel and I will be more than surprised if he becomes a regular at senior level because he doesn't possess the necessary skill to make an impact. Too much focus on size is no good either. Having the skills is just as important."
Going back to 2017 & early 2018 many Limerick posters said the same about one Gearoid Hegarty. When he was a minor he didn't even make the panel in his final year. John Keily called him into the panel in 2017. He had played half back in the 2015 All Ireland winning team but was with the Limerick footballers in 2015 & 2016.

Seeking_silver (Limerick) - Posts: 402 - 26/06/2022 09:12:41    2427524

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Just because some minors are big and win All Ireland medals doesn't make them good. Size is a huge factor at minor level and size at that age can make a lad look a lot better player than he actually is. We have an ex minor winner on the current senior panel and I will be more than surprised if he becomes a regular at senior level because he doesn't possess the necessary skill to make an impact. Too much focus on size is no good either. Having the skills is just as important."
Very true but that's what makes Limerick so good is that they have both. It's a very physical sport and you need size and strength by the ton or you'll just get pushed around by these lads.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1639 - 26/06/2022 11:38:46    2427549

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I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 27/06/2022 11:22:01    2427921

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
I'm thankful I'm a GAA man and get to enjoy good games in both codes, like our footballer's epic match against Armagh yesterday.
What's the point of coming on here and trying to needle people? In your opinion, the worst game of hurling might be better than the best game of hurling, but I'd doubt many would agree.
A great hurling game is fantastic to watch, as is a brilliant game of football.
Some people have their preference for either, but you can't seriously argue that the Leinster hurling final for example, was a more exciting match than yesterday's football.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1580 - 27/06/2022 11:55:09    2427933

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Replying To Seeking_silver:  "Going back to 2017 & early 2018 many Limerick posters said the same about one Gearoid Hegarty. When he was a minor he didn't even make the panel in his final year. John Keily called him into the panel in 2017. He had played half back in the 2015 All Ireland winning team but was with the Limerick footballers in 2015 & 2016."
It is Hegartys skillset that sets him apart now though.

Look at his first touch, point taking and goal scoring ability.

He could be 6 foot 10 but if didnt have the skill set and workrate Kiely wouldnt have him near the team.

Having his aerial ability is a big bonus no doubt about that.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 457 - 27/06/2022 12:02:52    2427939

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
And dead right you will get grief. Are you suggesting that Galway v Kilkenny in Leinster final was better than Galway v Armagh. Not in a million years, in my opinion.
Everyone is entitled to a different view . I happen to enjoy a bad game of football better than a good game of hurling. Others , you included , are the opposite.
My particular objection with your post is that you offer your "opinion" as if it was "fact" rather than opinion and its typical of the viewpoint of the hurling bias that a lot of people have - a sort of snobbish attitude that football is played by children of a lesser God.
125,000 at quarter finals - surely there was a few Junior club hurling games on that they could have gone to instead?

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 481 - 27/06/2022 12:28:11    2427946

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Replying To anotheralias:  "And dead right you will get grief. Are you suggesting that Galway v Kilkenny in Leinster final was better than Galway v Armagh. Not in a million years, in my opinion.
Everyone is entitled to a different view . I happen to enjoy a bad game of football better than a good game of hurling. Others , you included , are the opposite.
My particular objection with your post is that you offer your "opinion" as if it was "fact" rather than opinion and its typical of the viewpoint of the hurling bias that a lot of people have - a sort of snobbish attitude that football is played by children of a lesser God.
125,000 at quarter finals - surely there was a few Junior club hurling games on that they could have gone to instead?"
All of the county of Galway should be delighted for the footballers; great win, even though they made it difficult for themselves at times. Into an AI semi, with definitely the skills set to get to the final, even all the way. It's how they'll hold up mentally from now on that could be the influencing factor.

As well, that great football victory should have the whole county buoyed up to go support the hurlers to have a good crack off Limerick in the hurling semi this weekend. That's a game that Galway can win, too.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1395 - 27/06/2022 12:58:29    2427960

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
Disappointing comment, considering a lot of football followers will go out of their way to support the hurlers this weekend.

I doubt it'll be reciprocated for the footballers, it never really has been…..

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1438 - 27/06/2022 13:01:19    2427963

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
If you dislike it so much why watch it at all or comment on it?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1380 - 27/06/2022 13:06:29    2427968

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "All of the county of Galway should be delighted for the footballers; great win, even though they made it difficult for themselves at times. Into an AI semi, with definitely the skills set to get to the final, even all the way. It's how they'll hold up mentally from now on that could be the influencing factor.

As well, that great football victory should have the whole county buoyed up to go support the hurlers to have a good crack off Limerick in the hurling semi this weekend. That's a game that Galway can win, too."
I think this may be historic so please take note of it but for once I agree with you on all counts!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2773 - 27/06/2022 15:15:02    2428043

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I know il get grief for this comment but I have to get it off my chest. After this weekend, Im very thankful to being a hurling man. The worst game of hurling is still far better than the best game of football."
Ah shtop would ya.
Nothing worse than a clueless hurling snob.
Leinster final about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Sure half hurling matches now are short puckout, pass and a shot from 100 yards.
Rinse, repeat. Target practice. Now that's boring

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1060 - 27/06/2022 15:26:34    2428050

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Ah shtop would ya.
Nothing worse than a clueless hurling snob.
Leinster final about as exciting as watching paint dry.
Sure half hurling matches now are short puckout, pass and a shot from 100 yards.
Rinse, repeat. Target practice. Now that's boring"
What will.Limerick beat Galway by at the weekend? 5,10,15????

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 27/06/2022 16:47:27    2428093

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Replying To Armchairreporter:  "What will.Limerick beat Galway by at the weekend? 5,10,15????"
Will there be a constraint of some description on the match proceedings, that forces the victory margin to be an exact factor of 5, as your indickating here.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2712 - 27/06/2022 17:09:17    2428106

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Replying To baire:  "If you dislike it so much why watch it at all or comment on it?"
Fair comment Baire.

The father-in-law had it on so I couldnt switch. 1 point after 12 minutes, I went away. But came back later and saw Spillane declare it was the best game, which led me to the comment I posted earlier.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 27/06/2022 17:21:26    2428118

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Will there be a constraint of some description on the match proceedings, that forces the victory margin to be an exact factor of 5, as your indickating here."
No constraint. Just trying to get a discussion going. Judging by your defensive response I'll try a different discussion. Here goes. What will Galway beat Limerick by at the weekend 1,3,6....points.

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 46 - 27/06/2022 18:01:24    2428136

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