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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 don't know Cody too well so.

Win, lose or draw this year, Cody will be managing Kilkenny next year.

Past hurler (None) - Posts: 445 - 14/07/2022 11:19:25    2432007

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Replying To Past hurler:  "You don't know Cody too well so.

Win, lose or draw this year, Cody will be managing Kilkenny next year."
Ok if you say so. You're right I don't know Cody well. It was just a guess. Enjoy today's match.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 17/07/2022 12:38:01    2432452

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I noticed a thread on Sponsorship. Got me thinking, is Galway hurling the only GAA team that has only ever had one sponsor at senior level? I know its something that is often discussed in the hurling fraternity. We know the deal with the current sponsor is poor in relation to some other countys of similar profile. The Camogie team have went to the market and got a great new deal. Is it too simplistic to say its time for Galway hurling to find a new sponsor. Must be a good number of candidates within the county the would love the opportunity.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 333 - 22/07/2022 14:37:06    2433556

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I noticed a thread on Sponsorship. Got me thinking, is Galway hurling the only GAA team that has only ever had one sponsor at senior level? I know its something that is often discussed in the hurling fraternity. We know the deal with the current sponsor is poor in relation to some other countys of similar profile. The Camogie team have went to the market and got a great new deal. Is it too simplistic to say its time for Galway hurling to find a new sponsor. Must be a good number of candidates within the county the would love the opportunity."
I have a feeling that kilkenny have same sponsor from the beginning

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 22/07/2022 15:02:20    2433559

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Replying To minor77:  "I have a feeling that kilkenny have same sponsor from the beginning"
Kilkenny were sponsored by Mahon McPhillips in the early 90s, so they have changed.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1518 - 22/07/2022 15:23:39    2433565

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Kilkenny were sponsored by Mahon McPhillips in the early 90s, so they have changed."
Yes but they have been sponsored by glanbia for 20 years

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 22/07/2022 18:54:35    2433608

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Kilkenny were sponsored by Mahon McPhillips in the early 90s, so they have changed."
Yes but they have been sponsored by glanbia for 20 years

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 22/07/2022 20:32:12    2433614

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "I noticed a thread on Sponsorship. Got me thinking, is Galway hurling the only GAA team that has only ever had one sponsor at senior level? I know its something that is often discussed in the hurling fraternity. We know the deal with the current sponsor is poor in relation to some other countys of similar profile. The Camogie team have went to the market and got a great new deal. Is it too simplistic to say its time for Galway hurling to find a new sponsor. Must be a good number of candidates within the county the would love the opportunity."
The perception among many Galway hurling folk is that it is a poor deal relative to some other counties but is that perception accurate? The fact is we do not know. Only those on the county board executive are really in the know. I think the current cycle of the Supermacs sponsorship ends either at the end of this year or next year. There are a couple of very successful businessmen on the Galway County Board -- none more so than the current county chairman -- and if there is a more lavish and generous sponsorship available to the county, one would expect they would pursue it. Yes the rumour from some years ago about the Comers wanting to sponsor Galway GAA with a more generous package has coloured people's perception of Supermac's involvement but to what degree was that rumour true and if it was true, what conditions were attached to it to make it unattractive to the county board? I'm sure the Comers are fine people but I doubt very much if they are Santa Claus either. There's no doubt we are a great county for rumours and they are usually not positive ones. All I'll say is, be careful what we wish for. It's like at election time....we always think the next government is going to be better than the last one and seldom is that the case! At any rate, it doesn't seem to me that lack of adequate finance is hindering the preparation of Galway hurling teams at the moment. What's really needed is to for a few more new young senior players to push through to complete the jigsaw and make us formidable All Ireland contenders in the coming years.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1694 - 23/07/2022 11:45:57    2433648

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Replying To minor77:  "Yes but they have been sponsored by glanbia for 20 years"
They have indeed, but not the same sponsor from the beginning. Galway hurling has. I'm not sure of any others.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1518 - 23/07/2022 12:36:33    2433674

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Replying To Past hurler:  "You don't know Cody too well so.

Win, lose or draw this year, Cody will be managing Kilkenny next year."
You mustn't know him too well yourself ha

tiobraid (Tipperary) - Posts: 3608 - 23/07/2022 14:36:55    2433710

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Friday's Results from Senior Club Championship
Moycullen 2-14 Athenry 1-12
Mullagh 2-11 Padraig Pearses 0-15.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 29/07/2022 22:05:39    2435322

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Replying To katser:  "Friday's Results from Senior Club Championship
Moycullen 2-14 Athenry 1-12
Mullagh 2-11 Padraig Pearses 0-15."
Katser: do you see anyone in the County beating St Thomas's this year? I imagine beside injuries they should be heavy favorites again.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 30/07/2022 13:42:44    2435390

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Think I'll take a chance on Liam Mellows, Cappataggle, Clairnbridge, Turloughmore, Loughrea all to win today!
Portumna v Ahasragh-Fohenagh can't call it!!
Got stung last night with Athenry! Fancied them to bate Moycullen!!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 30/07/2022 14:14:44    2435414

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Katser: do you see anyone in the County beating St Thomas's this year? I imagine beside injuries they should be heavy favorites again."
It's hard to know..... can't see them winning 5 in a row!
Possibly Clairnbridge, Turloughmore or maybe Cappataggle this year.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 30/07/2022 15:16:26    2435428

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Replying To katser:  "It's hard to know..... can't see them winning 5 in a row!
Possibly Clairnbridge, Turloughmore or maybe Cappataggle this year."
Yeah but St Thomas's were only a point or two from winning it all so it seems like they're getting better with age. Hard to see anyone in Galway knocking them out.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 31/07/2022 14:00:09    2435594

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Saturdays Results
Liam Mellows 2-11 Ardrahan 1-19
Cappataggle 2-16 Gort 1-16
Turloughmore 2-18 Castlegar 1-10
Clairnbridge 1-21 Killimordaly 1-16
Loughrea 1-18 Tommy Larkins 1-17.
Portumna 0-23 Ahasragh-Fohenagh 0-13
1-13 for J.Flynn Tommy Larkins, Huge win for Portumna with JC leading the way, great finish from Ardrahan with 1-06 in the last 5mins!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 31/07/2022 14:35:31    2435598

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Replying To katser:  "It's hard to know..... can't see them winning 5 in a row!
Possibly Clairnbridge, Turloughmore or maybe Cappataggle this year."
Good win for St Thomas's over Sarsfields but it wasn't easy. CONOR Cooney big game. Hard luck to Sarsfields. Great matches ahead.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1578 - 31/07/2022 15:24:31    2435608

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Good win for St Thomas's over Sarsfields but it wasn't easy. CONOR Cooney big game. Hard luck to Sarsfields. Great matches ahead."
Well I always expected 'Thomas' to bate them!!
St. Thomas' are still the team to beat, but I reckon Turlough, 'Bridge, Cappy or maybe the 'Town aka Loughrea could make it interesting!! Outside of those that's it in my opinion

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1692 - 31/07/2022 16:07:31    2435618

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Replying To katser:  "Well I always expected 'Thomas' to bate them!!
St. Thomas' are still the team to beat, but I reckon Turlough, 'Bridge, Cappy or maybe the 'Town aka Loughrea could make it interesting!! Outside of those that's it in my opinion"
What does it mean for the future of galway hurling and the smaller clubs in Galway that the bigger clubs whose seconds teams are now in the Intermediate hurling championship are picking up wins. Clarinbridge beating Annaghdown today and Turloughmore second team beat Ballindereen who were many peoples favourites for the championship having come down from Senior. You also have Craughwell and Castlegar. A quarter of Intermediate clubs are clubs second teams. Correct me if I'm wrong but all four junior A semi finalist last year were clubs second teams too.

Medals (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 31/07/2022 18:49:03    2435638

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Replying To Medals:  "What does it mean for the future of galway hurling and the smaller clubs in Galway that the bigger clubs whose seconds teams are now in the Intermediate hurling championship are picking up wins. Clarinbridge beating Annaghdown today and Turloughmore second team beat Ballindereen who were many peoples favourites for the championship having come down from Senior. You also have Craughwell and Castlegar. A quarter of Intermediate clubs are clubs second teams. Correct me if I'm wrong but all four junior A semi finalist last year were clubs second teams too."
Yes you are correct re the 4 junior a semi finalists also you look at claranbridge and turloughmore both have been very successful at minor and under 21/20 so have plenty of players who can't make there senior teams where as some of the intermediate teams can barely field underage teams and at at much lower grades

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 31/07/2022 21:11:43    2435663

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