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When do they announce the Galway team for this weekend?

Gearoid1998ffowaed (Galway) - Posts: 78 - 04/04/2024 15:11:45    2535629

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Replying To Gearoid1998ffowaed:  "When do they announce the Galway team for this weekend?"
Based on the squad announcements during the league I'd expect it to go up on their Twitter sometime this evening.

LárBáire (Galway) - Posts: 15 - 04/04/2024 15:30:49    2535635

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Lost the National final
Won a provincial title that seeded their entry to a group stage they finished 2nd.
Lost to a Mayo side which were well beaten by Dublin a week later.

Whereas Derry, having lost the Division 2 final last year, won their provincial title, topped their group, proceeded to an All-Ireland semi-final where they were narrowly beaten. Have since built on this to win a National title and firmly put themselves as a contender in 2024.

How is it that five years at the helm that the management haven't developed either new players or a functioning system to account for injuries?"
If Derry had lost for the league McKaigue, McKinless, Glass, Rodgers, and McGuighan akin to us losing Silke, Kelly,McDaid, S Walsh and Damien Comer (Tierney and Conroy also out for significant games) they would have been no where near a league final and would have been in pretty much the same boat as us trying to avoid relegation. We lost key lads last year at crucial stages and don't have the depth yet to replace them. Neither do most counties.
Only Dublin have the type of depth to cover the loss of big players akin to a Comer or Walsh etc.
if and I appreciate it is a massive if we could sort out our kick outs, get some speed into our transition, and get the above lads back and fit we are as good as anyone apart from Dublin

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 04/04/2024 18:22:42    2535683

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Replying To Trucker1:  "If Derry had lost for the league McKaigue, McKinless, Glass, Rodgers, and McGuighan akin to us losing Silke, Kelly,McDaid, S Walsh and Damien Comer (Tierney and Conroy also out for significant games) they would have been no where near a league final and would have been in pretty much the same boat as us trying to avoid relegation. We lost key lads last year at crucial stages and don't have the depth yet to replace them. Neither do most counties.
Only Dublin have the type of depth to cover the loss of big players akin to a Comer or Walsh etc.
if and I appreciate it is a massive if we could sort out our kick outs, get some speed into our transition, and get the above lads back and fit we are as good as anyone apart from Dublin"
It's a cop out to hide behind injuries when the current management team have had five years to develop a squad and playing style to adapt.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 415 - 04/04/2024 18:29:18    2535685

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Galway starting XV & subs vs London
(2024 Connacht SFC Quarter-final)

1. Connor Gleeson (Dunmore MacHales GAA)
2. Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane GAA & LGFA)
3. Seán Fitzgerald (CLG Bhearna)
4. Jack Glynn (Claregalway GAA)
5. Dylan McHugh (CorofinGAA)
6. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough GAA Club)
7. Liam Silke (Corofin)
8. Paul Conroy (St. James' GAA - Galway)
9. Seán Kelly - Capt (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
10. Johnny Heaney (Killannin Gaa)
11. Cathal Sweeney (Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club)
12. Céin D'Arcy (BodenGAA)
13. Robert Finnerty (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
14. Cillian Ó Curraoin (Mícheál Breathnach)
15. Liam Ó Conghaile (C.L.G. An Spidéal)

Subs
16. Conor Flaherty (Claregalway)
17. Kieran Molloy (Corofin)
18. Seán Ó Maoilchiaráin (CLG Oileáin Árann)
19. Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
20. Eoghan Kelly (Maigh Cuilinn)
21. Ciarán Brady (Corofin)
22. Niall Daly (Kilconly GAA & LGFA)
23. Patrick Egan (Corofin)
24. Jack McCabe (Corofin)
25. Rory Cunningham (St.Brendan's GAA)
26. Tomo Culhane (Salthill/Knocknacarra)

Megane (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 04/04/2024 21:26:08    2535712

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Replying To FallenStar:  "It's a cop out to hide behind injuries when the current management team have had five years to develop a squad and playing style to adapt."
It's not a cop out, it's reality, you take lads of the quality of the lads we are missing out then the team will clearly suffer. Who could they(or any manager) have developed playing club football in Galway in the past five years to replace at the same level a Shane Walsh or Comer or Kelly or McDaid? You could pick maybe one or two who perhaps could be in there outside of who is already on the panel but that's it. Development of that kind of top level talent rests with the system in place from under age to club to county. The next guys in the queue who looked like they might be able to step up to that level are Finnerty(also riddled with injury especially last year),Tierney(injured), Pat Kelly (also injured) Tomo(injured) Mike Daly(injured) and there are more injured too. Cooke gone back working abroad and Hernon on Erasmus . We can't suffer that level of attrition and think we will be competing at the very top table. Staying up in Division 1 was a good achievement in the circumstances and we have found a few new players.
They also have put in place a definite style of play/system although personally I'm not a fan as. I think it's too slow and based on control

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 04/04/2024 21:58:53    2535715

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Replying To Trucker1:  "It's not a cop out, it's reality, you take lads of the quality of the lads we are missing out then the team will clearly suffer. Who could they(or any manager) have developed playing club football in Galway in the past five years to replace at the same level a Shane Walsh or Comer or Kelly or McDaid? You could pick maybe one or two who perhaps could be in there outside of who is already on the panel but that's it. Development of that kind of top level talent rests with the system in place from under age to club to county. The next guys in the queue who looked like they might be able to step up to that level are Finnerty(also riddled with injury especially last year),Tierney(injured), Pat Kelly (also injured) Tomo(injured) Mike Daly(injured) and there are more injured too. Cooke gone back working abroad and Hernon on Erasmus . We can't suffer that level of attrition and think we will be competing at the very top table. Staying up in Division 1 was a good achievement in the circumstances and we have found a few new players.
They also have put in place a definite style of play/system although personally I'm not a fan as. I think it's too slow and based on control"
Fully agree. If we had our best players available playing our best football we could beat anyone on our day. It's a catastrophe we have so many missing and people need to cut management a bit of slack as no team could cope with the amount of injuries Galway have.

centrefield99 (Galway) - Posts: 108 - 05/04/2024 10:31:28    2535777

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Replying To Megane:  "Galway starting XV & subs vs London
(2024 Connacht SFC Quarter-final)

1. Connor Gleeson (Dunmore MacHales GAA)
2. Jonathan McGrath (Caherlistrane GAA & LGFA)
3. Seán Fitzgerald (CLG Bhearna)
4. Jack Glynn (Claregalway GAA)
5. Dylan McHugh (CorofinGAA)
6. John Daly (Mountbellew Moylough GAA Club)
7. Liam Silke (Corofin)
8. Paul Conroy (St. James' GAA - Galway)
9. Seán Kelly - Capt (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
10. Johnny Heaney (Killannin Gaa)
11. Cathal Sweeney (Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club)
12. Céin D'Arcy (BodenGAA)
13. Robert Finnerty (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
14. Cillian Ó Curraoin (Mícheál Breathnach)
15. Liam Ó Conghaile (C.L.G. An Spidéal)

Subs
16. Conor Flaherty (Claregalway)
17. Kieran Molloy (Corofin)
18. Seán Ó Maoilchiaráin (CLG Oileáin Árann)
19. Daniel O'Flaherty (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
20. Eoghan Kelly (Maigh Cuilinn)
21. Ciarán Brady (Corofin)
22. Niall Daly (Kilconly GAA & LGFA)
23. Patrick Egan (Corofin)
24. Jack McCabe (Corofin)
25. Rory Cunningham (St.Brendan's GAA)
26. Tomo Culhane (Salthill/Knocknacarra)"
John Maher, injured?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1849 - 05/04/2024 10:46:46    2535781

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Replying To centrefield99:  "Fully agree. If we had our best players available playing our best football we could beat anyone on our day. It's a catastrophe we have so many missing and people need to cut management a bit of slack as no team could cope with the amount of injuries Galway have."
It's not one or the other.
Yes, we would be a better team with all of our best players fit and healthy. There's no doubt about that. Good enough to compete with the very best? We don't know, but I'd love to find out.
At the same time, there are legitimate questions to be asked about certain elements of our play and even mindset in some of our games this year.
Kickouts are still a big problem and have been for a long time, even when we have most of our team available. There are poorer teams than us with much more effective kickout strategies.
Our build-up play can be extremely slow and lateral. It seems almost robotic at times and can be very easily defended.
The lack of physicality in our tackling has been obvious in a number of games. Regardless of personnel, this is something which needs to he addressed. We stand off the man in possession a lot, even within our own 45, which gives them the time and space to work simple scores. Pressuring the ball is a must.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 05/04/2024 12:26:26    2535802

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Silly over reaction by GAA hq to Pat SuperMac April fool joke.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2525 - 05/04/2024 14:39:06    2535841

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "It's not one or the other.
Yes, we would be a better team with all of our best players fit and healthy. There's no doubt about that. Good enough to compete with the very best? We don't know, but I'd love to find out.
At the same time, there are legitimate questions to be asked about certain elements of our play and even mindset in some of our games this year.
Kickouts are still a big problem and have been for a long time, even when we have most of our team available. There are poorer teams than us with much more effective kickout strategies.
Our build-up play can be extremely slow and lateral. It seems almost robotic at times and can be very easily defended.
The lack of physicality in our tackling has been obvious in a number of games. Regardless of personnel, this is something which needs to he addressed. We stand off the man in possession a lot, even within our own 45, which gives them the time and space to work simple scores. Pressuring the ball is a must."
God this continued sniping at Connor Gleeson is really tiresome. It is time for this prejudice to stop. We have already shown that with a full team we are a match for the best. When we return to full strength we will do so again. The team and management should be fully supported as all good Galway followers have always done.

FatLadySinging (Galway) - Posts: 90 - 05/04/2024 16:09:21    2535871

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Replying To baire:  "John Maher, injured?"
Yes, John Maher injured

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 214 - 05/04/2024 16:25:24    2535879

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Replying To Galway4ever:  "Yes, John Maher injured"
That's great news - yet another good player injured! Someone up there must not like us!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3432 - 05/04/2024 17:37:58    2535895

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Just landed in London. You wouldn't think there was a game on at all!!!

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 372 - 05/04/2024 17:53:58    2535898

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "God this continued sniping at Connor Gleeson is really tiresome. It is time for this prejudice to stop. We have already shown that with a full team we are a match for the best. When we return to full strength we will do so again. The team and management should be fully supported as all good Galway followers have always done."
I haven't mentioned Conor Gleeson's name once. I have also said in a previous post that our kickout issues are a collective responsibility. There's far more to it than just the goalkeeper. You're the one who's personalising it.
Gleeson is our goalkeeper and I'll support any player who pulls on the Galway shirt.
It's possible to do that and also state the obvious problem we have retraining possession from our kickouts.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2080 - 05/04/2024 18:13:06    2535902

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Feck, I hope John is just being rested and we are short in midfield as it is.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 95 - 05/04/2024 20:04:38    2535918

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I'm expecting Galway to win by at least a ten point margin. Sligo won in London by 14 points last year and London are down on a few important players from that game.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 116 - 05/04/2024 20:39:53    2535924

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Who's going to London? Will it be shown on tv or GAA Go?

Gearoid1998ffowaed (Galway) - Posts: 78 - 05/04/2024 21:18:10    2535931

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "God this continued sniping at Connor Gleeson is really tiresome. It is time for this prejudice to stop. We have already shown that with a full team we are a match for the best. When we return to full strength we will do so again. The team and management should be fully supported as all good Galway followers have always done."
Conor Gleason is one of the poorest goalkeepers playing senior football in Ireland today bar none. Is it possible to be any clearer in that assessment. No matter how much you state it differently that won't change even with a Galway win this weekend. Please stop defending the indefensible.

NorthWestern (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 06/04/2024 01:15:40    2535951

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Replying To tommy k:  "That's great news - yet another good player injured! Someone up there must not like us!"
He got a knock v Kerry, I don't believe it is a concern.

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 336 - 06/04/2024 09:31:47    2535959

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