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Your right they did not beat us last year

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 23/08/2022 16:11:19    2438441

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Replying To katser:  "Your right they did not beat us last year"
They did beat us last year. We beat them this year.
What's interesting is that if Dublin had beaten us this year or even drawn with us in that last group game, Kilkenny would have been knocked out at the round robin stage.
I think it's a good appointment for Dublin. A lot of work to be done there however. They've regressed a bit from a few years ago.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1572 - 23/08/2022 17:11:45    2438454

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "They did beat us last year. We beat them this year.
What's interesting is that if Dublin had beaten us this year or even drawn with us in that last group game, Kilkenny would have been knocked out at the round robin stage.
I think it's a good appointment for Dublin. A lot of work to be done there however. They've regressed a bit from a few years ago."
I ment this year We beat them as expected, anyway best of luck to MOD and all the Galway lads going up there to try and make hurlers out of them

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 23/08/2022 20:22:21    2438486

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How will Micheál make the trip to Dublin each week?

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2335 - 24/08/2022 10:13:26    2438514

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Replying To galwayford:  "How will Micheál make the trip to Dublin each week?"
No bother at all Dublin Airport just opened up a new 320 Million runway. Ha ha.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 24/08/2022 11:19:54    2438529

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Replying To galwayford:  "How will Micheál make the trip to Dublin each week?"
You'd imagine by car, but if he is as fit as they reckon you never know I suppose. Apparently he's mad into the auld cycling so that could be an option.

ned_flanders (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 24/08/2022 12:50:11    2438547

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Replying To Trump2020:  "No bother at all Dublin Airport just opened up a new 320 Million runway. Ha ha."
Its a huge commitment considering the young family.
it seems to me that it will take twice the time away as the Galway job did.
There's hardly money in all these county jobs ow would there be?

SixtiesKid (Galway) - Posts: 230 - 24/08/2022 12:52:11    2438548

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "Its a huge commitment considering the young family.
it seems to me that it will take twice the time away as the Galway job did.
There's hardly money in all these county jobs ow would there be?"
Fair points. It's hard to know what suits some lads and what don't. Don't forget the Galway Hurling job was fairly hard to fill after the Anthony Cunningham thing. So maybe Donahue didn't like the environment there. Not sure.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 24/08/2022 15:41:13    2438576

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Fair points. It's hard to know what suits some lads and what don't. Don't forget the Galway Hurling job was fairly hard to fill after the Anthony Cunningham thing. So maybe Donahue didn't like the environment there. Not sure."
Very valid point there re Cunningham. Also the toxicity of the County Board in recent years should be mentioned, albeit it looks like the newer members are a major improvement from what was there even 5 years ago.

Id wish Donohue the very best in Dublin, The second greatest ever Galway manager undisputed.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 24/08/2022 16:47:20    2438585

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Replying To SixtiesKid:  "Its a huge commitment considering the young family.
it seems to me that it will take twice the time away as the Galway job did.
There's hardly money in all these county jobs ow would there be?"
No money would pay you to do that amount of traveling on a weekly basis, its madness on top of family/work commitments.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1726 - 24/08/2022 18:00:15    2438594

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Very valid point there re Cunningham. Also the toxicity of the County Board in recent years should be mentioned, albeit it looks like the newer members are a major improvement from what was there even 5 years ago.

Id wish Donohue the very best in Dublin, The second greatest ever Galway manager undisputed."
I wish him well too. To be honest any REAL hurling fan should wish him well as it would be a great boost if Dublin became the team to beat in Hurling as it would increase TV ratings and interest. Very hard to see it happening but you never know.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 24/08/2022 19:20:12    2438599

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Replying To clare_sparrow:  "Very valid point there re Cunningham. Also the toxicity of the County Board in recent years should be mentioned, albeit it looks like the newer members are a major improvement from what was there even 5 years ago.

Id wish Donohue the very best in Dublin, The second greatest ever Galway manager undisputed."
How did ye rate Anthony Cunningham in Galway. I know the players voted him out in 2015 and Galway were All Ireland champions under Donohue two years later. There are mixed views about Cunningham in Roscommon. I was glad he stepped down as Roscommon football Manager. After a good first season managing Roscommon (2019) when we won the Connacht championship, his subsequent 3 years were very poor with Roscommon winning only one championship game in that time. He seems to bring teams to a certain level and then it plateaus and goes nowhere. A nice man but not a top class Manager in my view.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 24/08/2022 20:57:16    2438609

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Replying To endgame:  "How did ye rate Anthony Cunningham in Galway. I know the players voted him out in 2015 and Galway were All Ireland champions under Donohue two years later. There are mixed views about Cunningham in Roscommon. I was glad he stepped down as Roscommon football Manager. After a good first season managing Roscommon (2019) when we won the Connacht championship, his subsequent 3 years were very poor with Roscommon winning only one championship game in that time. He seems to bring teams to a certain level and then it plateaus and goes nowhere. A nice man but not a top class Manager in my view."
I liked him, thought he did a good job and got galway into two all Ireland finals, unfortunately coming up against a nigh on invincible kilkenny team.
I have zero interest in gaa politics, local club politics etc but I do however know there are galway fans who couldn't stand him for whatever reason.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1359 - 25/08/2022 11:31:33    2438647

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Replying To Galway9801:  "I liked him, thought he did a good job and got galway into two all Ireland finals, unfortunately coming up against a nigh on invincible kilkenny team.
I have zero interest in gaa politics, local club politics etc but I do however know there are galway fans who couldn't stand him for whatever reason."
Whatever about 2012, Kilkenny were far from invincible by the time of the 2015 Final. Kilkenny were in decline and Galway should have beaten them in the '15 Final. Tipp beat Kilkenny by 9 points in the 2016 Final.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 25/08/2022 13:30:39    2438662

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Replying To endgame:  "Whatever about 2012, Kilkenny were far from invincible by the time of the 2015 Final. Kilkenny were in decline and Galway should have beaten them in the '15 Final. Tipp beat Kilkenny by 9 points in the 2016 Final."
Kilkenny played 4 games in 2015 and won all four of them easily, it was one of their best seasons performance wise of the Cody era. They seemed to kind of fall of a cliff edge after that.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1359 - 25/08/2022 14:21:27    2438671

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Kilkenny played 4 games in 2015 and won all four of them easily, it was one of their best seasons performance wise of the Cody era. They seemed to kind of fall of a cliff edge after that."
Kilkenny beat 3 teams to win the 2015 championship Wexford, Waterford and Galway. I don't think Kilkenny 2015 were nearly as good as their 4 in a row team but Galway totally faded in the second half of the '15 All Ireland against them. The move by the Galway players against Anthony Cunningham followed so the players weren't happy.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1831 - 25/08/2022 14:33:24    2438673

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Replying To endgame:  "How did ye rate Anthony Cunningham in Galway. I know the players voted him out in 2015 and Galway were All Ireland champions under Donohue two years later. There are mixed views about Cunningham in Roscommon. I was glad he stepped down as Roscommon football Manager. After a good first season managing Roscommon (2019) when we won the Connacht championship, his subsequent 3 years were very poor with Roscommon winning only one championship game in that time. He seems to bring teams to a certain level and then it plateaus and goes nowhere. A nice man but not a top class Manager in my view."
I would give him high marks. Things seem to improve wherever he goes even if only for a short time. You have to commend him on the interest he has for the GAA in both codes and club and county. Of course I've never been in the locker room with him so I don't know what way he is to play for.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1633 - 25/08/2022 15:47:08    2438689

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Kilkenny played 4 games in 2015 and won all four of them easily, it was one of their best seasons performance wise of the Cody era. They seemed to kind of fall of a cliff edge after that."
I think they were on a gradual slide and definitely weren't as strong in 2015 as they were in previous years. In 2014, I thought Tipp were the better team in the drawn final. There was Lar hitting the crossbar and of course the famous Hawkeye free from Bubbles. Tipp put up a huge score and the Kilkenny backline was looking a lot more exposed than it had in a while.
In 2015, we started well, but folded badly in the second half. I remember at least one of our forwards looking for a soft free early on in the second half when the intensity was ratcheted up, instead of continuing to fight for the ball. It summed up how the rest of the game panned out.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1572 - 25/08/2022 18:36:44    2438710

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This Weekends Fixtures Round 3
Cappataggle v Craughwell....................................Cappy
Loughrea v Gort.....................................................Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion...............................Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields........................................'Bridge
Turloughmore v Killimordaly................................Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar...........................................'Thomas'

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...................Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses................................Portumna
Mullagh v Ardrahan...............................................Mullagh
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....................Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh....................................................Athenry
No Draws so far in the Championship..... there might be some this weekend tho!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1762 - 29/08/2022 11:56:25    2438998

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Replying To katser:  "This Weekends Fixtures Round 3
Cappataggle v Craughwell....................................Cappy
Loughrea v Gort.....................................................Loughrea
Tommy Larkins v Kilconerion...............................Larkins
Clarinbridge v sarsfields........................................'Bridge
Turloughmore v Killimordaly................................Turlough
St.Thomas' v Castlegar...........................................'Thomas'

Liam Mellows v Ahasragh-Fohenagh...................Mellows
Portumna v Padraig Pearses................................Portumna
Mullagh v Ardrahan...............................................Mullagh
Moycullen v Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry....................Moycullen
Oranmore-Maree v Kilnadeema-Leitrim..........Oranmore
Athenry v Beagh....................................................Athenry
No Draws so far in the Championship..... there might be some this weekend tho!!"
Clarinbridge wont win and Mullagh definitely wont win. a good few certs this weekend though.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 31/08/2022 09:08:16    2439215

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