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Where is Tomo Culhane these days? Is he injured also or something? He would be a great addition.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1196 - 20/02/2024 12:44:34    2527179

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Replying To hopballref:  "Because Shane Ryan and Morgan are better footballers than Gleeson. Gleeson would only be in the way. Dublin won an All Ireland and Cluxton didn't cross 45, and is also the best goalkeeper of all time. Leave Gleeson where he is."
I don't think he passed the 21 never mind the 45

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 223 - 20/02/2024 13:24:36    2527189

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "There is rule change coming to football, to make it more agreeable on the eye. New president Jarlath Burns has it on his agenda. An obvious and handy start to these changes would be to keep goalies in the goals, and possibly limit open play passes to the keeper as well."
No offence to you as this gets said with every new GAA president the real fella in charge for change is the Director General currently Tom Ryan and was Páraic Duffy before him for a decade.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 77 - 20/02/2024 13:34:21    2527191

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "A big post and a team selection for Monaghan... an awful pity that you went to this hard work and we are actually playing DERRY next.

They play a truly deplorable brand of play now. Even more defensive and risk averse than Tyrone were. Lateral Lateral Lateral, forward pass, recycle then a few more minutes of lateral passing.

Pure and utter muck."
A win is a win. We need to be more direct though. We have good forwards. Only way to beat Dubs and Kerry is the direct route to goal imho.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2517 - 20/02/2024 14:21:48    2527200

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "A big post and a team selection for Monaghan... an awful pity that you went to this hard work and we are actually playing DERRY next.

They play a truly deplorable brand of play now. Even more defensive and risk averse than Tyrone were. Lateral Lateral Lateral, forward pass, recycle then a few more minutes of lateral passing.

Pure and utter muck."
It's a brand of football that has Derry top of the table three wins from three. The top scorers in Div 1 with an average of 19 points per game and conceded the least and average of 12. I think most counties would accept that "muck" if it produced those type of results.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3336 - 20/02/2024 14:41:54    2527203

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O'Flaherty was brilliant when he came on, with that type of performance he'll put Molloy really under pressure for his place but given that Conroy will be doubtful and have to imagine Tierney is out could he not play midfield?

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 259 - 20/02/2024 16:11:32    2527225

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "It's a brand of football that has Derry top of the table three wins from three. The top scorers in Div 1 with an average of 19 points per game and conceded the least and average of 12. I think most counties would accept that "muck" if it produced those type of results."
Disagree. they have conceded less, scored more and won more games. There is absolutely zero correlation between how Galway and Derry are currently performing.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 165 - 20/02/2024 16:19:11    2527226

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Disagree. they have conceded less, scored more and won more games. There is absolutely zero correlation between how Galway and Derry are currently performing."
I thought you were referring to Derry when saying deplorable brand of play.

Galway until they get McDaid, Comer, Walsh etc back probably have to play that way. Make games a dog fight as low scoring as possible and earn points along the way. It's worked against Roscommon, Tyrone with three important points on the board. A more open brand of football played in those games probably would have resulted in two losses.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3336 - 20/02/2024 17:54:15    2527248

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Lads if Paul Conroy is coming to the end of his service in midfield why not put Paul in goals. I stand corrected but did he not play in goal years ago. There is a lad who would ping out the passes, bring the ball outfield a bit too. I know it couldn't be tried this year but next year in the fbd could Paul be coaxed into goals to try it out.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 20/02/2024 20:36:01    2527276

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Lads if Paul Conroy is coming to the end of his service in midfield why not put Paul in goals. I stand corrected but did he not play in goal years ago. There is a lad who would ping out the passes, bring the ball outfield a bit too. I know it couldn't be tried this year but next year in the fbd could Paul be coaxed into goals to try it out."
He played in goal at soccer alright, to a decent standard I believe.

streaker (Galway) - Posts: 497 - 20/02/2024 21:32:00    2527285

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we shudd put one of our best players in the goal

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 282 - 20/02/2024 22:02:56    2527286

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Replying To TheBishop:  "O'Flaherty was brilliant when he came on, with that type of performance he'll put Molloy really under pressure for his place but given that Conroy will be doubtful and have to imagine Tierney is out could he not play midfield?"
Let's not put too much pressure on o Flaherty. Don't get me wrong he made a huge impact but Tyrone were flagging and he exploited it with his pace . I think he is a definite option whether off the bench or starting but dont expect him to solve all our half back woes. And we do have woes there. It was our only line last week that was not missing some of its first choice players and yet, in my opinion , it was our weakest performing line apart from the FF line.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 839 - 20/02/2024 22:29:37    2527291

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Huge win and yes all the praise for O Flaherty & Heaney in particular is deserved but lets not get carried away. O Flaherty is very young and in other games was lucky to be given game time after prior performances in my opinion. I dont want to sound critical of him or anything but lets be honest a good 25 mins does not turn him into the next Lee Keegan. Lets hope he gets a start against Derry and puts in another performance. Our injuries are mounting but as an other poster said this could be the makings of us as it give other lad chances to put the hands up. We were limited in midfield as was but now with injuries to Conroy Tierney along with McDaid options very limited.

Eire89 (Galway) - Posts: 250 - 21/02/2024 09:44:31    2527329

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Let's not put too much pressure on o Flaherty. Don't get me wrong he made a huge impact but Tyrone were flagging and he exploited it with his pace . I think he is a definite option whether off the bench or starting but dont expect him to solve all our half back woes. And we do have woes there. It was our only line last week that was not missing some of its first choice players and yet, in my opinion , it was our weakest performing line apart from the FF line."
Molloy's going to take a while to get back to his best which is understandable after the injury he's had and McHugh clearly not operating at the level he was last year. Daly showed signs of getting back to his best especially in that first half with his kicking into Finnerty. O'Flaherty still only 20/21 so very young and certainly don't want to be putting pressure on him but he's a big lad and we've probably got issues around the middle this weekend.

Hard to make a case for Galway winning this weekend given the calibre of players missing and Derry look like their in championship gear. Its not the end of the world, beating Monaghan in 10 days time is a far more important game.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 259 - 21/02/2024 10:10:23    2527330

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Are Walsh and Comer back this weekend lads?

drumalee11 (USA) - Posts: 289 - 21/02/2024 11:22:18    2527346

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Replying To candlewax:  "you have mentioned both cooke and daly are huge losses now. we know these players are not available/selected this year so i am at a loss to why you are mentioning these players? neither have hit the heights for galway.

give new guys like maher and darcy a chance. lets support the guys who are putting in maximum effort to put on the maroon jersey this year and not worry about outside factors."
In fairness, Maher has been given his chance and he has grabbed it with both hands.
Hardest working player I've seen for years.

StopTheLights (Galway) - Posts: 341 - 21/02/2024 12:47:31    2527360

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Replying To hopballref:  "You're right, we don't. The quality isn't there unfortunately particularly without Walsh and Comer. Not sure I would agree with fully blaming coaching. Finnerty & Tierney are hot and cold, Comer is always injured and Walsh was terrible last year and struggles against really tight tough intercounty defenders. Heaney has been the most consistent over past few years. When you compare to Kerry & Dublin forward line, it is far inferior. Gods knows, i'd nearly take a few of the Mayo forwards and that's saying something!"
If you remove the 2 best forwards in any county the quality wont be there.
Take Clifford and O Se off that Kerry team and they wouldn't be up to much.

StopTheLights (Galway) - Posts: 341 - 21/02/2024 12:54:09    2527362

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Let's not put too much pressure on o Flaherty. Don't get me wrong he made a huge impact but Tyrone were flagging and he exploited it with his pace . I think he is a definite option whether off the bench or starting but dont expect him to solve all our half back woes. And we do have woes there. It was our only line last week that was not missing some of its first choice players and yet, in my opinion , it was our weakest performing line apart from the FF line."
It's a peculiarity of this team anyway that it's no6 Daly who happens to be the best kick passer on the team, and plays a lot like a no11 or a midfielder in that aspect, while in Omagh, it was no11 Tierney who was actually hitting like a no6 in the tackle at times.

Both no11 Kilpatrick and the Tyrone keeper showed how vulnerable Galway are to direct runs up the middle of the defense, and of course the Mayo no3 put us out of last year's championship on an identical type of sortie. Would Galway benefit if they moved Daly's creativity further up the pitch, and installed more of a hitman to the centre back position, someone who might stall these direct runs up the middle.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3410 - 21/02/2024 13:06:07    2527366

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Replying To drumalee11:  "Are Walsh and Comer back this weekend lads?"
No

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 124 - 21/02/2024 13:07:50    2527367

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "It's a peculiarity of this team anyway that it's no6 Daly who happens to be the best kick passer on the team, and plays a lot like a no11 or a midfielder in that aspect, while in Omagh, it was no11 Tierney who was actually hitting like a no6 in the tackle at times.

Both no11 Kilpatrick and the Tyrone keeper showed how vulnerable Galway are to direct runs up the middle of the defense, and of course the Mayo no3 put us out of last year's championship on an identical type of sortie. Would Galway benefit if they moved Daly's creativity further up the pitch, and installed more of a hitman to the centre back position, someone who might stall these direct runs up the middle."
John daly is too slow kickin the ball, was blocked twice last weekend, he is nt good enough at centre back, maybe wing back but certainly not centre back

Dunmore10 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 21/02/2024 14:35:20    2527393

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