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Replying To GDL:  "...agreed the rule thing was confusing and they were right to have it reviewed, the county needs Michael's to be playing senior as the city needs teams on the west side, Salthill-Knocknacarra just can't accommodate all the kids that want to play. In the long run Intermediate might not be the worst outcome for them, they can build around the excellent minor winning team they had. They aren't that far off and will be playing division 1 ball next year which will help them develop players against the big boys. Michael's and Kilconly will both be pushing to come up next year."
Kilconly have missed their chance

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 332 - 05/11/2023 20:04:30    2511626

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "I asked on here few weeks ago was Corofin good enough to win the senior title and was greeted with silence.

The answer was yes and did so it appears by coming under the radar which is rare for any Corofin team playing in a final. The ein like most county winners built on solid defence, conceded on average 9 points per game and were on course to holding the defending Connacht champions to probably 0-9 but for the added time goal."
You weren't greeted by anyone who said they weren't good enough anyway.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3360 - 05/11/2023 20:44:55    2511637

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Sean Kelly was a massive loss for Moycullen today."
Totally agree. Kelly was a huge loss and without him Moycullen wouldn't have won for the last 2 years. He is the main man on this team.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 248 - 05/11/2023 21:31:47    2511643

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Good to see Liam Silke back in good form.
Another couple of serious prospects are Patrick Egan, Gavin Burke and McCabe. Moycullen are a great team and will be back. Need to make sure Kevin Johnston stays in Galway too, minors or U20s, serious coach with a brilliant track record

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 05/11/2023 22:40:37    2511654

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Sad to hear of Seamus Leydon's (Dunmore) passing. A fabulous footballer and a gentleman.

Really (Galway) - Posts: 580 - 05/11/2023 23:17:55    2511659

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Replying To Jellybaby:  "Kilconly have missed their chance"
Not sure about that but for sure the intermediate championship will be extremely competitive and hard won going forward with 4 senior sides having gone down in the past 2 years.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2183 - 05/11/2023 23:37:09    2511660

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Replying To crafty:  "Totally agree. Kelly was a huge loss and without him Moycullen wouldn't have won for the last 2 years. He is the main man on this team."
Moycullen didn't win it the last 2 years

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 06/11/2023 09:03:53    2511673

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Fantastic win for our lads. If you told us during the league we would not have Ian Burke or Jason Leonard for the Championship, and no Dylan Canney for the knock out games, I doubt too many would have given us a chance. Appreciate that Sean Kelly was a major loss, but it's rare for any club team to have their best 15 fully fit on any given day.

Particularly satisfying to see us win with 3 of last years under 19s starting and all doing well.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 06/11/2023 10:07:27    2511685

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Moycullen didn't win it the last 2 years"
2 of the previous 3. The point still stands. He's obviously a vital player for Maigh Cuilinn.
Corofin were missing a number of key players themselves from previous title runs, like Daithí and Ian Burke and Jason Leonard.
They played some brilliant stuff yesterday and their tackling high up the pitch was excellent. It stifled Maigh Cuilinn's powerful running game.
I do think they need to sort out a right-footed free-taker. Leonard would have been taking those if available.
They had Sice kicking one yesterday in the second half from out on the left sideline. Extremely difficult to score for a left-footer. It dropped short and Maigh Cuilinn actually got their goal from it eventually.
Fair play to both sides. They went at it hammer and tongs.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1997 - 06/11/2023 10:20:11    2511687

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Replying To Marooned:  "Not sure about that but for sure the intermediate championship will be extremely competitive and hard won going forward with 4 senior sides having gone down in the past 2 years."
3 ;)

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 332 - 06/11/2023 10:21:30    2511688

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Replying To Jellybaby:  "Kilconly have missed their chance"
I don't think they have, they've some super underage players coming with young O'Malley and Tracey. They'll be very close when you consider Mannion, Prendergast and Daly are still very good players and all young too. They had a few players also involved with Sylane who got to the Intermediate Hurling semi final. They are developing nicely.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 695 - 06/11/2023 10:30:18    2511690

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Replying To galwayford:  "Pity match was not on tg4. Very little Galway club matches on the channel. Tá brón orm."
For sure. Very good quality match yesterday I thought, and even though Corofin were well superior in the second half, Moycullen battled gamely away and made the finish interesting with that late goal.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 121 - 06/11/2023 10:32:22    2511691

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Replying To smallfrank:  "Good to see Liam Silke back in good form.
Another couple of serious prospects are Patrick Egan, Gavin Burke and McCabe. Moycullen are a great team and will be back. Need to make sure Kevin Johnston stays in Galway too, minors or U20s, serious coach with a brilliant track record"
The next job for Johnson is the Galway senior job, when PJ calls time on it, the only issue we may have is the Mayo one could be available first. He appears to be a very able individual.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 695 - 06/11/2023 10:39:00    2511694

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Congrats to Corofin and hard luck to Moycullen. Two evenly matched teams playing football the way it should be played. Sean Kelly was a big loss for Moycullen no doubt but then one could say the likes of Ian Burke, Jason Leonard, Daithí Burke and Ronan Steede were big losses for Corofin. I don't think they are as good as they were a number of years ago when they were winning the 3 AI's in a row but will still be very tough for anyone to beat. By the way has Ronan Steede retired, is he injured or just not available for selection?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3257 - 06/11/2023 10:51:26    2511699

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Replying To GDL:  "...agreed the rule thing was confusing and they were right to have it reviewed, the county needs Michael's to be playing senior as the city needs teams on the west side, Salthill-Knocknacarra just can't accommodate all the kids that want to play. In the long run Intermediate might not be the worst outcome for them, they can build around the excellent minor winning team they had. They aren't that far off and will be playing division 1 ball next year which will help them develop players against the big boys. Michael's and Kilconly will both be pushing to come up next year."
100% agree.

Michaels are a middle of the pack senior team. Unlucky to have found themselves in relegation but it just shows you what can happen when in a relegation battle.

I seen Spiddal and Lettermore play earlier in the year and was convinced both were destined for the drop.

But credit to Lettermore. Relegation football is different. Played in October/Nov in club pitches. That suits certain teams a lot more. Look at Carraroe surviving at senior for years and years despite often struggling in the group stages.

If Michaels are good enough they will bounce back. It will test their character now. Lot of young talent in that squad. They need to keep them boys and try keep Brannigan in the country next summer. St Michaels at full strength are simply too good for intermediate level.

Intermediate will be damn competitive as always next year. Kilconly wont like seeing Michaels come down.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 06/11/2023 11:16:09    2511708

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Replying To tommy k:  "Congrats to Corofin and hard luck to Moycullen. Two evenly matched teams playing football the way it should be played. Sean Kelly was a big loss for Moycullen no doubt but then one could say the likes of Ian Burke, Jason Leonard, Daithí Burke and Ronan Steede were big losses for Corofin. I don't think they are as good as they were a number of years ago when they were winning the 3 AI's in a row but will still be very tough for anyone to beat. By the way has Ronan Steede retired, is he injured or just not available for selection?"
Ronan came on in the semi final but was an unused sub yesterday.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 226 - 06/11/2023 11:32:36    2511713

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "Ronan came on in the semi final but was an unused sub yesterday."
Thanks - do you know if Daithí Burke is making himself available for the Connacht club championship?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3257 - 06/11/2023 12:20:24    2511728

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Replying To smallfrank:  "Good to see Liam Silke back in good form.
Another couple of serious prospects are Patrick Egan, Gavin Burke and McCabe. Moycullen are a great team and will be back. Need to make sure Kevin Johnston stays in Galway too, minors or U20s, serious coach with a brilliant track record"
Or senior .. No doubt his management credentials are far more impressive than the current man at the helm!

Donaldtrump (Galway) - Posts: 252 - 06/11/2023 13:09:40    2511740

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "100% agree.

Michaels are a middle of the pack senior team. Unlucky to have found themselves in relegation but it just shows you what can happen when in a relegation battle.

I seen Spiddal and Lettermore play earlier in the year and was convinced both were destined for the drop.

But credit to Lettermore. Relegation football is different. Played in October/Nov in club pitches. That suits certain teams a lot more. Look at Carraroe surviving at senior for years and years despite often struggling in the group stages.

If Michaels are good enough they will bounce back. It will test their character now. Lot of young talent in that squad. They need to keep them boys and try keep Brannigan in the country next summer. St Michaels at full strength are simply too good for intermediate level.

Intermediate will be damn competitive as always next year. Kilconly wont like seeing Michaels come down."
Finin o laoi big loss for spiddal, leitirmore have good players but something was wrong in the camp earlier in the year, change of management seemed to spur them on. St Michael's should bounce back next year, intermediate is getting more difficult to win though, u can bounce back like monivae or keep doing same mistakes as carraroe did and keep getting same results, shocking the way that club has gone. 2 successive relagations under same management. Maybe they should have gone the lettermore route and got someone in wen things were in feeefall. Well done corofin, monivae and menllough.

jj19 (Galway) - Posts: 448 - 06/11/2023 13:16:26    2511743

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Replying To Flemenstar200:  "I've no sympathy for them. The time to appeal was when they were told about the rule being brought in not when they found themselves in relegation. They were well beaten by Leitir Mor, lucky to beat Spiddal and well beaten by Killanin."
This is absolutely correct. The Michael's appeal was embarrassing from start to finish, and the other clubs who got involved with statements, especially Tuam who had no need to say anything, should be ashamed of themselves.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 06/11/2023 14:39:07    2511767

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