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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Well done on Henry Shefflin for driving Galway Hurling forward this year. Huge improvements. Had a settled 15 all year (that performed). Hopefully next year this will develop into a 20 man team. McInerney was a huge loss there yesterday so luck wasnt always on our side. Only criticism I would have on management (1 of the selectors) is a slight bias for 1 or 2 players from his club. But the same players have been huge servants to Galway so I dont want to get too critical there.

Hopefully Cody stays another year as Kilkenny will want Shefflin if there is a vacancy."
Do you really think that this settled 15 as you call it performed all year, bar last Sunday most people would say that they under-performed all year.

gilly1910 (Galway) - Posts: 155 - 06/07/2022 10:53:38    2430032

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Has Galway improved in reality they lost 3 championship matches this year not blaming Henry at all in my opinion they just don't have the quality hurlers ,, prob 3-4, of present squad will retire I think they have given a lot to the game ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 621 - 06/07/2022 11:13:04    2430035

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Firstly I was hugely impressed with the work ethic, tackling, intensity on Sunday.

Our execution, shooting and decision making was poor and cost us the game. This has been an issue for years although sometimes the quality of the shooting has papered over poor decision making.

We take too many hero shots and we rarely work it to the inside forward line. We have one of the best inside forwards in the country and he is living off scrapes. The reason our wide tally is so high is not just because of poor execution it is because of poor decision making and talking on low % shoots.

Prime example is the Jason Flynn effort just after half time. It went wide by miles on his own side. It was a 10% shot at best, probably lower. Loads of other examples so not blaming him at all. I find it hard to believe this is how they are coached.

Even in 2017 it was all long range efforts, the main difference being our shooting was impeccable. We scored 2 goals against Dublin in the first round and no more for the rest of the year.

I never bought the narrative that we had no chance on Sunday, we have good hurlers. But I am equally not buying the praise for putting it up to Limerick. We did what I would expect as a minimum. It is a good base but we need more.

I think Shefflin will put his stamp on them. Particularly the top few inches. That's the difference at the very top.

I am not hugely au fait with the club scene anymore but we must have options to come in as some of the older lads drop off.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1657 - 06/07/2022 11:21:35    2430044

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Well done on Henry Shefflin for driving Galway Hurling forward this year. Huge improvements. Had a settled 15 all year (that performed). Hopefully next year this will develop into a 20 man team. McInerney was a huge loss there yesterday so luck wasnt always on our side. Only criticism I would have on management (1 of the selectors) is a slight bias for 1 or 2 players from his club. But the same players have been huge servants to Galway so I dont want to get too critical there.

Hopefully Cody stays another year as Kilkenny will want Shefflin if there is a vacancy."
"Hopefully Cody stays another year as Kilkenny will want Shefflin if there is a vacancy."

I'm not so sure about this, Kilkenny wanting Shefflin if Cody decides to call it a day this year.
Now, with me living in London, I'm not au fait with the daily pub talk and rumours around Kilkenny hurling, I have no insight.
That said, I don't think Shefflin is a shoo-in. Leaving aside that he rejected the offer to join Cody's management team, there are several other candidates in with a shout; James McGarry and DJ Carey to name two.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1936 - 06/07/2022 12:17:41    2430064

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Replying To gilly1910:  "Do you really think that this settled 15 as you call it performed all year, bar last Sunday most people would say that they under-performed all year."
I do think they performed yes. Leinster final was a blemish but that was a poor game that James Owens pulled for everything, nonetheless it was poor. Overall though especially given the SON years, this year was major progress. I would give Galway hurling a B+ rating for 2022 and only Limerick & KK are ranked higher.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 333 - 06/07/2022 15:46:02    2430130

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I do think they performed yes. Leinster final was a blemish but that was a poor game that James Owens pulled for everything, nonetheless it was poor. Overall though especially given the SON years, this year was major progress. I would give Galway hurling a B+ rating for 2022 and only Limerick & KK are ranked higher."
Think Clare had a better year tbh. Hardly anyone was expecting them to get out of Munster. They brought their provincial final to extra time.
You got to where most neutrals probably expected you to get this year. Leinster final and AISF. You have a good team that under achieved the last few years.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 06/07/2022 18:38:04    2430172

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I do think they performed yes. Leinster final was a blemish but that was a poor game that James Owens pulled for everything, nonetheless it was poor. Overall though especially given the SON years, this year was major progress. I would give Galway hurling a B+ rating for 2022 and only Limerick & KK are ranked higher."
In fairness to SON the first year wasn't too bad
lost by 3 to Limerick in injury time
same as this year

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 222 - 06/07/2022 19:57:46    2430181

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""Hopefully Cody stays another year as Kilkenny will want Shefflin if there is a vacancy."

I'm not so sure about this, Kilkenny wanting Shefflin if Cody decides to call it a day this year.
Now, with me living in London, I'm not au fait with the daily pub talk and rumours around Kilkenny hurling, I have no insight.
That said, I don't think Shefflin is a shoo-in. Leaving aside that he rejected the offer to join Cody's management team, there are several other candidates in with a shout; James McGarry and DJ Carey to name two."
Yeah I was thinking DJ Carey too. I see Shefflin in Galway for at least a few more years.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 07/07/2022 08:16:38    2430192

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Yeah I was thinking DJ Carey too. I see Shefflin in Galway for at least a few more years."
Think Derek Lyng has to be a good bet also

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 07/07/2022 14:19:09    2430305

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Yeah I was thinking DJ Carey too. I see Shefflin in Galway for at least a few more years."
You've got to leave Cody in the job, this could be the sweetest All Ireland he ever wins....like if Kilkenny win the All Ireland he will be a legend above a legend....Super legend maybe??

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 07/07/2022 14:32:49    2430308

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Why would I need advice from the likes of you?"
Hope you took my advice Pope, and supported the footballers. Congratulations on the double to the county. Minors have done it, and so can the seniors! Could be a great year yet for the county, and that loss to Limerick can be put on the back burner of the brain. Gaillimh abu!

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1337 - 09/07/2022 19:33:41    2430799

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "In fairness to SON the first year wasn't too bad
lost by 3 to Limerick in injury time
same as this year"
Yes and in 2020 Limerick had Cian Lynch going full throttle. Most of us, Limerick Supporters, feel the team are not the same without him.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3771 - 09/07/2022 21:30:42    2430902

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Replying To katser:  "You've got to leave Cody in the job, this could be the sweetest All Ireland he ever wins....like if Kilkenny win the All Ireland he will be a legend above a legend....Super legend maybe??"
If he loses is he the first Kilkenny manager to lose 3 championship games in one season? Another record

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 09/07/2022 21:36:13    2430908

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Replying To Bon:  "If he loses is he the first Kilkenny manager to lose 3 championship games in one season? Another record"
No Kilkenny manager had the chance to lose 3 championship games. He's there since 1999 when the most you could lose was 2. And 3 years before that you could only lose 1!!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 10/07/2022 10:59:56    2430979

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Talks of the clubs championship being pushed back a week due to the footballer's being in the all Ireland final and fair play to them we will be cheering them on ,only problem that's race week, wonder will they go for Friday and Saturday of the planned weekend.

Waveitwide (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 10/07/2022 21:20:47    2431205

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Replying To katser:  "You've got to leave Cody in the job, this could be the sweetest All Ireland he ever wins....like if Kilkenny win the All Ireland he will be a legend above a legend....Super legend maybe??"
I'd say if Cody were to win this year it would be his best accomplishment as KK manager. In past years when he won they were the favorites to do so but I'd say even the most die hard KK fan didn't expect an AI this year. Most expected Limerick v Waterford or maybe Cork, etc. I wouldn't be shocked if Cody stepped down if KK beat Limerick. And yes he'd be a Super Legend.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 12/07/2022 11:24:37    2431611

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Replying To Viking66:  "No Kilkenny manager had the chance to lose 3 championship games. He's there since 1999 when the most you could lose was 2. And 3 years before that you could only lose 1!!"
It would still be a record all the same!

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 12/07/2022 13:21:29    2431646

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Replying To Bon:  "It would still be a record all the same!"
True Bon!

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5742 - 12/07/2022 13:59:47    2431665

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I'd say if Cody were to win this year it would be his best accomplishment as KK manager. In past years when he won they were the favorites to do so but I'd say even the most die hard KK fan didn't expect an AI this year. Most expected Limerick v Waterford or maybe Cork, etc. I wouldn't be shocked if Cody stepped down if KK beat Limerick. And yes he'd be a Super Legend."
You'll hardly wear a Ballindeeren Jersey for the All Ireland Final!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 12/07/2022 17:40:30    2431740

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I'd say if Cody were to win this year it would be his best accomplishment as KK manager. In past years when he won they were the favorites to do so but I'd say even the most die hard KK fan didn't expect an AI this year. Most expected Limerick v Waterford or maybe Cork, etc. I wouldn't be shocked if Cody stepped down if KK beat Limerick. And yes he'd be a Super Legend."
Yes, many expected Waterford, but very few expected Cork to be in the Final. They had been so handsomely beaten by Limerick and Waterford in the two recent National Finals, together with their recent very poor Croke Park History ensured they were not seen s serious contenders for a Final place.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3771 - 14/07/2022 10:34:38    2431994

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