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Plenty of Galway lads playing for NUIG last night, saw the result but anyone watch the game?

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 242 - 30/11/2023 09:46:14    2515046

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Plenty of Galway lads playing for NUIG last night, saw the result but anyone watch the game?"
Plenty of Mayo lads too

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 159 - 30/11/2023 09:55:41    2515047

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Plenty of Galway lads playing for NUIG last night, saw the result but anyone watch the game?"
I saw most of it. McLaughlin very good when he came on, lovely score with his left and then a monster point with his right. Daniel O'Flaherty was good as well, remember he started most games for Galway early this year. Cathal Sweeney seemed to be one of the best, seems to be improving all the time.
Ryan Monaghan another one who slipped into the Galway set up under the radar last year. He carried well last night

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 30/11/2023 11:18:58    2515063

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Replying To Fox.1n.7he.b0x:  "I would agree with this totally, and in most clubs if they stick with a local fella there is nearly almost a lot of favouritism or retaliation getting the nod where they shouldn't be, who are the best young managers and coaches in your opinion??"
There are clubs who have been going outside for years and nothing to show for it. They would have been better off developing their club facilities.
If you have the right set up and facilities at club level you will get better people involved. Just my view

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 30/11/2023 11:25:10    2515064

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Plenty of Galway lads playing for NUIG last night, saw the result but anyone watch the game?"
They should win the Sigerson with that squad. Very strong forward line with O'Curraoin, O'Donoghue, Conroy, O'Conghaile.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 637 - 30/11/2023 11:49:34    2515068

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Replying To Mountlin:  "Tough for people to coach senior team in they're own club. Outside coaches if good can be a good solution.

James Mannion and Eoin Mooney are up there in my opinion. Mooney was in my club in Westmeath for a few years. Lives in Ballygar I think. Players did not want him to leave

Mannion has been coaching in Leitrim too I think and involved in Galway development squads. Enjoy listening to him on maroon podcast

I will be in Hyde on Sunday. Corofin to win by 4"
Mannion was in for the minor job but he went full Mayo by releasing his backroom team to the said podcast. It surely cost him. Such a silly move.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 179 - 30/11/2023 12:18:59    2515072

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Plenty of Mayo lads too"
Every successful NUIG team has been Galway dominated. Tradition of success in Galway that is not there in Mayo is bound to be a factor.

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 266 - 30/11/2023 12:23:58    2515073

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Plenty of Mayo lads too"
Actually only 4 Mayo lads on the panel although two of them are big names in Conroy and O'Donoghue.

Galway lads who started last night are Colin Murray, Cian Monaghan, Diarmuid Kilcommins, Paul Kelly, Liam O'Conghaile, Ryan Monaghan and Cathal Sweeney.

James McLaughlin and Cillian O'Curraoin also played last night. Not sure did Daniel O'Flaherty play but he's involved anyway. Few other Galway lads on the panel.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2183 - 30/11/2023 14:15:36    2515090

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Plenty of Mayo lads too"
Great to have the mix of counties in there in the college game. The lads love it. You can soldier together and have the craic and form lifelong friendships with your other times arch rivals. County jerseys get superseded by the College one when stepping into a Sigerson game. They're seriously high quality battles a lot of the time and county rivalries are well and truly parked for Sigerson and HE League. Up UCG! Or whatever we're supposed to call it this week! UG ain't the same.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 875 - 01/12/2023 14:31:15    2515207

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Great to have the mix of counties in there in the college game. The lads love it. You can soldier together and have the craic and form lifelong friendships with your other times arch rivals. County jerseys get superseded by the College one when stepping into a Sigerson game. They're seriously high quality battles a lot of the time and county rivalries are well and truly parked for Sigerson and HE League. Up UCG! Or whatever we're supposed to call it this week! UG ain't the same."
I saw some great games down through the years.
There was a brilliant game around 2000 between NUIG and UCD in Dangan.
NUIG had Dessie Dolan, Maurice Sheridan, Karl Donlon from Tuam, Micheal O'Callarain, and Brian Considine from Clare Centre back(brilliant player)
Midfield was Ciaran McManus(Offaly) and Nigel Crawford(Meath) for UCD vs David O'Shaughnessy(Westmeath) and Darren Rooney(Laois) for NUIG, some battle

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 344 - 01/12/2023 16:36:41    2515232

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Great to have the mix of counties in there in the college game. The lads love it. You can soldier together and have the craic and form lifelong friendships with your other times arch rivals. County jerseys get superseded by the College one when stepping into a Sigerson game. They're seriously high quality battles a lot of the time and county rivalries are well and truly parked for Sigerson and HE League. Up UCG! Or whatever we're supposed to call it this week! UG ain't the same."
I used to like Sigerson but post grad students spoiled it. Only undergraduates should be permitted.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 695 - 01/12/2023 17:14:48    2515237

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Shane is in some form for Crokes. Back playing with a smile on his face

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 637 - 02/12/2023 15:40:13    2515265

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Replying To galway19:  "Shane is in some form for Crokes. Back playing with a smile on his face"
He's pure class! That goal at the end took some doing, theres not many players could do that. We're lucky to have him playing in Dublin, he's really lit up the championship, seems like a nice fella too!

Onion_Sack (Dublin) - Posts: 194 - 02/12/2023 17:55:04    2515275

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "He's pure class! That goal at the end took some doing, theres not many players could do that. We're lucky to have him playing in Dublin, he's really lit up the championship, seems like a nice fella too!"
He's in flying form again. Can't wait to see him back in the maroon and white, especially if he can bring this rich vein of form into 2024, and I think he fully intends to. Everyone that knows anything about football knows he has outrageous talent, now he's bringing the drive and hunger with it again too. And yes, he's one of the nicest fellas you could meet.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 875 - 02/12/2023 18:14:59    2515277

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Four points up in injury time, zero pressure on him, nice chip flick aside it was hardly Matt Connor in his prime

Claretandblue (Westmeath) - Posts: 1399 - 02/12/2023 19:55:05    2515282

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Replying To Onion_Sack:  "He's pure class! That goal at the end took some doing, theres not many players could do that. We're lucky to have him playing in Dublin, he's really lit up the championship, seems like a nice fella too!"
He's some player, always said it's going to cost some team dear with all these goalies now roaming out the field, didn't make a difference today as the game was already won but I can see it costing some team in a big game sometime.
Crokes will be hard to stop with Walsh in this form.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2670 - 02/12/2023 20:04:59    2515283

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Four points up in injury time, zero pressure on him, nice chip flick aside it was hardly Matt Connor in his prime"
You might have missed the eight points before the goal

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 637 - 02/12/2023 20:19:32    2515285

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Replying To togoutlads:  "He's in flying form again. Can't wait to see him back in the maroon and white, especially if he can bring this rich vein of form into 2024, and I think he fully intends to. Everyone that knows anything about football knows he has outrageous talent, now he's bringing the drive and hunger with it again too. And yes, he's one of the nicest fellas you could meet."
Might be in flying form now but dont think elite players can keep it going for 12 months of the year without a proper break -- which is basically what is required if playing with a very successful club and playing county as well.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1893 - 02/12/2023 20:47:57    2515286

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Four points up in injury time, zero pressure on him, nice chip flick aside it was hardly Matt Connor in his prime"
He scored 1-8, my friend. In a Leinster senior final, that's some haul, and that's 1-8 out of 1-14.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 875 - 02/12/2023 21:48:42    2515289

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Might be in flying form now but dont think elite players can keep it going for 12 months of the year without a proper break -- which is basically what is required if playing with a very successful club and playing county as well."
It'll be alot easier for him when he transfers to Dublin

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1621 - 02/12/2023 22:01:58    2515290

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