National Forum

Galway Football thread

(Oldest Posts First) - Go To The Latest Post


Adrian varley should also still be there, a real classy footballer

Dunmore10 (Galway) - Posts: 120 - 01/03/2024 19:33:53    2529129

Link

Replying To WanPintWin:  "Because a good quality player can come from any club. It's a team sport.
Shane Walsh was an intermediate club player for years while playing for Galway. Cork won an All-Ireland in 2010 with half the team playing for junior and intermediate clubs.
Ruling people put based on the strength of their club is nonsense.
He may or may not be good enough, but the best way to find out is to give him a chance and see how he performs."
Problem about being from a junior club is that most junior teams are playing in North or West board div 4b or 5 or 6 against other clubs second string and it's a lottery when you play them ( if lads away with first team or not), when county board realigned the Leagues they should've put every clubs first team in 1-4 ( it would have naturally evened out after 2 years) then introduce the second teams like the north & west boards had before anyway, instead they made a mess of it and it's probably effected the likes of Clifden, Clonbur, Ballinasloe and Headford to name a few, so w great players with junior clubs in Galway but the standard from Div 1 to 4b etc is massive and probably does count against players.

TheDude23 (Roscommon) - Posts: 10 - 02/03/2024 01:22:23    2529159

Link

Surprised how weak our options are upfront even with all the injuries. Are tomó or Dessie on the panel this year?

allstars23 (Galway) - Posts: 47 - 02/03/2024 02:58:14    2529164

Link

Replying To allstars23:  "Surprised how weak our options are upfront even with all the injuries. Are tomó or Dessie on the panel this year?"
Dessie no, Tomo injured I believe. There's a dearth of quality forwards in Galway from watching club games. We have the best forwards on the panel more or less. Paul Mannion, Varley and Antaine O Laoi probably the only 2 missing but Joyce doesn't seem to want them and Varley is 30 odd now.

jobseekersbent (Galway) - Posts: 373 - 02/03/2024 08:42:28    2529170

Link

Replying To jobseekersbent:  "Dessie no, Tomo injured I believe. There's a dearth of quality forwards in Galway from watching club games. We have the best forwards on the panel more or less. Paul Mannion, Varley and Antaine O Laoi probably the only 2 missing but Joyce doesn't seem to want them and Varley is 30 odd now."
Along with the players mentioned above, I'm surprised that PJ has dropped an out and out forward like Owen Gallagher who is quick, can break tackles and take his scores when the chances arise while he struggles to convert halfbacks / midfielders like Sweeney, Heaney, Darcy and Daly into effective / consistent forwards. Doesn't make sense.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3314 - 02/03/2024 10:26:31    2529181

Link

Replying To tommy k:  "Along with the players mentioned above, I'm surprised that PJ has dropped an out and out forward like Owen Gallagher who is quick, can break tackles and take his scores when the chances arise while he struggles to convert halfbacks / midfielders like Sweeney, Heaney, Darcy and Daly into effective / consistent forwards. Doesn't make sense."
Yeah Gallagher is definitely a better forward than some lads that are starting at the moment (the lads that are not forwards that are being played there for some reason).
Maybe he couldn't or wouldn't commit either I'm not sure

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1230 - 02/03/2024 11:36:14    2529192

Link

Replying To allstars23:  "Surprised how weak our options are upfront even with all the injuries. Are tomó or Dessie on the panel this year?"
I actually think Roscommon have the best forward depth in Connacht now. They have loads of good options even with Ciaran Murtagh and Cian McKeon gone for the year. Mayo have gone very reliant on Ryan O'Donoghue for scores. Conroy has been off the boil since his injury. Walsh and Comer at their best are probably a level above any other forwards in Connacht but we're not seeing them out on the field at the moment.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 02/03/2024 11:48:57    2529197

Link

Replying To tommy k:  "Along with the players mentioned above, I'm surprised that PJ has dropped an out and out forward like Owen Gallagher who is quick, can break tackles and take his scores when the chances arise while he struggles to convert halfbacks / midfielders like Sweeney, Heaney, Darcy and Daly into effective / consistent forwards. Doesn't make sense."
It does...
He stepped away

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 02/03/2024 12:57:47    2529205

Link

Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "It does...
He stepped away"
Perhaps the reason he stepped away (if that is true) was that he was not getting enough of game time.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3314 - 02/03/2024 13:09:39    2529209

Link

Replying To Marooned:  "I actually think Roscommon have the best forward depth in Connacht now. They have loads of good options even with Ciaran Murtagh and Cian McKeon gone for the year. Mayo have gone very reliant on Ryan O'Donoghue for scores. Conroy has been off the boil since his injury. Walsh and Comer at their best are probably a level above any other forwards in Connacht but we're not seeing them out on the field at the moment."
Rossies have serious forwards on paper, probably best in Connacht I agree.

jobseekersbent (Galway) - Posts: 373 - 02/03/2024 13:15:06    2529210

Link

Replying To jobseekersbent:  "Dessie no, Tomo injured I believe. There's a dearth of quality forwards in Galway from watching club games. We have the best forwards on the panel more or less. Paul Mannion, Varley and Antaine O Laoi probably the only 2 missing but Joyce doesn't seem to want them and Varley is 30 odd now."
I've always thought varley was the best target man outside of damo in Galway, he's not the best finisher but wins so much ball. His days at IC are probably done with the age profile

allstars23 (Galway) - Posts: 47 - 02/03/2024 13:38:18    2529213

Link

Replying To allstars23:  "I've always thought varley was the best target man outside of damo in Galway, he's not the best finisher but wins so much ball. His days at IC are probably done with the age profile"
Adrian is the same age as Shane Walsh, Damo, Liam Silke, Daithi Burke, Ian Burke etc, they were all on the same U21 winning team. He is far from been too old.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 716 - 02/03/2024 14:27:43    2529217

Link

Replying To allstars23:  "I've always thought varley was the best target man outside of damo in Galway, he's not the best finisher but wins so much ball. His days at IC are probably done with the age profile"
He's hardly an old man at 30 though. Many players keep going until 34 or 35.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3314 - 02/03/2024 14:36:13    2529222

Link

Galway team that beat Monaghan by six points last year.

Connor Gleeson,
Johnny McGrath, Eoghan Kelly, Sean Kelly;
Dylan McHugh, John Daly, Daniel O'Flaherty
; Paul Conroy, Matthew Tierney;
Paul Kelly, Peter Cooke, Cathal Sweeney;
Rob Finnerty, Patrick Kelly, Johnny Heaney.

Not a lot different to what will line out tomorrow and it's worth taking into account that Galway played the 2nd half with 14 men with Cooke sent off and Monaghan had a stronger starting 15 then than they do this year.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 77 - 02/03/2024 15:36:22    2529233

Link

Jaysus the Mayo vs Roscommon game was dire stuff particularly the second half. We have to beat Monaghan now, its a must win. Hard to believe that Roscommon team beat Monaghan by so much last week. League form is totally up and down.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 02/03/2024 21:08:35    2529298

Link

Replying To jobseekersbent:  "Rossies have serious forwards on paper, probably best in Connacht I agree."
They looked very average tonight most of the time.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 897 - 02/03/2024 22:17:52    2529318

Link

Replying To JahTribe:  "Jaysus the Mayo vs Roscommon game was dire stuff particularly the second half. We have to beat Monaghan now, its a must win. Hard to believe that Roscommon team beat Monaghan by so much last week. League form is totally up and down."
League form could get even more 'up and down' in the last two rounds of games too, if Kerry, Mayo or Derry enter a slow bicycle race, for the right not to oppose the Dubs in a league final. The Dubs look motivated to win out imo, and take the NFL title. Galway likely in a must win game tomorrow, to avoid relegation.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3410 - 02/03/2024 22:22:02    2529320

Link

Mayo did us a massive favour tonight. Now PJ has to show no mercy to his in-laws tomorrow..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 585 - 02/03/2024 22:46:40    2529330

Link

Replying To allstars23:  "Surprised how weak our options are upfront even with all the injuries. Are tomó or Dessie on the panel this year?"
I actually think Roscommon have the best forward depth in Connacht now. They have loads of good options even with Ciaran Murtagh and Cian McKeon gone for the year. Mayo have gone very reliant on Ryan O'Donoghue for scores. Conroy has been off the boil since his injury. Walsh and Comer at their best are probably a level above any other forwards in Connacht but we're not seeing them out on the field at the moment.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 02/03/2024 23:39:27    2529335

Link

Replying To JahTribe:  "Jaysus the Mayo vs Roscommon game was dire stuff particularly the second half. We have to beat Monaghan now, its a must win. Hard to believe that Roscommon team beat Monaghan by so much last week. League form is totally up and down."
dire stuff particularly from us the second half. You should beat Monaghan by a bit to spare they looked like a Div 3 team against us last week and it was easy to see why Derry, Kerry hammered them also. They have too many players out Galway have a lot better strength in depth

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3736 - 03/03/2024 01:20:06    2529343

Link