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Monaghan V Galway

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A really great and very important win. Well do to all involved. After beating us with ease when we we were at full strength last summer in Salthill, and watching us go down badly to the Dubs, and having less than half of you usual starting 15 available, perhaps Monaghan expected to win handy. Probably less between all the teams in DIV 1 than most would believe. 2 more points should be enough to survive and we should hopefully have enough for Tyrone and or Roscommon.

giveitlong (Galway) - Posts: 902 - 11/02/2019 07:17:28    2164368

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Replying To EDH:  "You can add Ruari Greene and Sean Mulkerrins from the NUIG squad also. They are both playing very well."
And I forgot Cillian McDaid.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1457 - 11/02/2019 08:18:50    2164379

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Good win for Galway, amazing how it's turned around for Monaghan. That first game must have taken a lot out of them.

Dubh_linn (Dublin) - Posts: 1914 - 11/02/2019 08:59:50    2164388

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Replying To Fr_Tod_Unctious:  "Possible Galway team & subs if all fully fit:

1. Ruairi Lavelle
2. Eoghan Kerin
3. Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh
4. Liam Silke
5. Kieran Molloy
6. John Daly
7. Cillian McDaid
8. Tomás Flynn
9. Ciaran Duggan
10. Michael Daly
11. Peter Cooke
12. Sean Kelly
13. Ian Burke
14. Damien Comer
15. Shane Walsh

Subs:
16. Manus Breathnach/Bernard Power
17. Gareth Bradshaw
18. Johnny Heaney
19. Cein D'arcy
20. Barry McHugh
21. Danny Cummins
22. Padraig Cunningham
23. Paul Conroy
24. Adrian Varley
25. Eamon Brannigan
26. David Wynne
27. Declan Kyne
28. Johnny Duane
29. Dylan Wall
30. Jason Leonard

Don't I'm think missing anyone, really only a half team playing today. Squad depth being tested, will take 3rd in Division 1 after 3 rounds"
Have 4,5,6,7 started a championship game yet?
Silke and McDaid look good tho..Silke will have a lot of football played, he wont be used to training full pelt for the summer.
Corofin lads are good players but can they bring that too Galway with a different system and different jobs asked of them.
Surely Heaney has to be a starter?
Will Conroy be back this year? Like ourselves with Parsons tis hard to know how much there effected, Parsons was worse and hard to imagine he play county again

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 250 - 11/02/2019 09:48:16    2164406

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Replying To tommy132:  "Have 4,5,6,7 started a championship game yet?
Silke and McDaid look good tho..Silke will have a lot of football played, he wont be used to training full pelt for the summer.
Corofin lads are good players but can they bring that too Galway with a different system and different jobs asked of them.
Surely Heaney has to be a starter?
Will Conroy be back this year? Like ourselves with Parsons tis hard to know how much there effected, Parsons was worse and hard to imagine he play county again"
Tommy, Liam Silke would be the most experienced Galway defender having been a regular since 2015. He would be the holder of three All Ireland medals in case you don't know. I'd say he'd be well used to Summer training.

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 261 - 11/02/2019 10:33:27    2164433

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Replying To Fr_Tod_Unctious:  "Possible Galway team & subs if all fully fit:

1. Ruairi Lavelle
2. Eoghan Kerin
3. Sean Andy O'Ceallaigh
4. Liam Silke
5. Kieran Molloy
6. John Daly
7. Cillian McDaid
8. Tomás Flynn
9. Ciaran Duggan
10. Michael Daly
11. Peter Cooke
12. Sean Kelly
13. Ian Burke
14. Damien Comer
15. Shane Walsh

Subs:
16. Manus Breathnach/Bernard Power
17. Gareth Bradshaw
18. Johnny Heaney
19. Cein D'arcy
20. Barry McHugh
21. Danny Cummins
22. Padraig Cunningham
23. Paul Conroy
24. Adrian Varley
25. Eamon Brannigan
26. David Wynne
27. Declan Kyne
28. Johnny Duane
29. Dylan Wall
30. Jason Leonard

Don't I'm think missing anyone, really only a half team playing today. Squad depth being tested, will take 3rd in Division 1 after 3 rounds"
Bradshaw,Heaney,Kyne and Conroy are ever present starters for Kevin Walsh and i don't see that changing this summer even though some supporters are mad keen to see the likes of Molloy,J Daly,Cooke start instead.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2305 - 11/02/2019 11:04:59    2164455

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Replying To The_analyser:  "Bradshaw,Heaney,Kyne and Conroy are ever present starters for Kevin Walsh and i don't see that changing this summer even though some supporters are mad keen to see the likes of Molloy,J Daly,Cooke start instead."
Maybe it is non Galway fans who want to see the four you mentioned start? KW while slow to change will not have all those playing as starters although they will have a role to play. John Daly is the future and a serious defensive prospect. Silke, Wall will definitely start come championship (assuming they stay injury free). McDaid, Heaney and Sean Kelly also. Sean Andy at full back and that is defence well sorted. Question is who will accompany Flynn in midfield. What turnaround. Now our best midfielder and in the top echelon countrywide. The reality is we have serious talent and are developing pedigree while at the same time need to adapt at times and be more offensive. Thing is Connacht is overall much healthier with the Rossies in better health than 12 months ago and Mayo renewed to some degree under Horan.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1457 - 11/02/2019 11:38:02    2164466

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Replying To kiloughter:  "Maybe it is non Galway fans who want to see the four you mentioned start? KW while slow to change will not have all those playing as starters although they will have a role to play. John Daly is the future and a serious defensive prospect. Silke, Wall will definitely start come championship (assuming they stay injury free). McDaid, Heaney and Sean Kelly also. Sean Andy at full back and that is defence well sorted. Question is who will accompany Flynn in midfield. What turnaround. Now our best midfielder and in the top echelon countrywide. The reality is we have serious talent and are developing pedigree while at the same time need to adapt at times and be more offensive. Thing is Connacht is overall much healthier with the Rossies in better health than 12 months ago and Mayo renewed to some degree under Horan."
Doesn't matter a what non Galway fans want to see. Silke will be starter as he was before he took a year out, Wall has a bit to go before he becomes a certain starter. McDaid is 50/50. Just giving the point of what Kevin Walsh picks, we will go with seasoned pros like Bradshaw than throwing in a inexperienced players. We had the same with McStay, certain players always started no matter what while some of current starters wouldn't have got a look in under him.

I agree Connacht football is in a healthy place right now, the best its been since the late 90s/early 00s.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2305 - 11/02/2019 13:13:10    2164515

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Silke is a certain starter.

Molloy is a better player now that either O'Donnell or Bradshaw but because of Corofin's long runs in the club, Walsh hasn't been able to use him much.

Wall is another who has suffered with Corofin's long runs. Hasn't gotten much of a chance yet.

John Daly has to get over his injury problems and maybe put a small bit of weight on yet. He was the best centre-back in Galway club foot ball last year but again Walsh hasn't been able to use him much yet because of injury.

I don't think Duggan will start come championship. Cooke is more talented and Conroy probably as well if he comes back ok from his broken leg.

Sean Kelly making himself very hard to leave off the team. Covers an incredible amount of ground.

McDaid very talented. Still needs more game time after a year away but 0-2 against the Dubs in one half before his injury shows what he's capable of. Is he a wing-back or a wing-forward though?

Michael Daly again very talented as he showed coming off the bench against Mayo in the FBD but another who needs an injury free run.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1554 - 11/02/2019 14:17:06    2164553

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Replying To Marooned:  "Silke is a certain starter.

Molloy is a better player now that either O'Donnell or Bradshaw but because of Corofin's long runs in the club, Walsh hasn't been able to use him much.

Wall is another who has suffered with Corofin's long runs. Hasn't gotten much of a chance yet.

John Daly has to get over his injury problems and maybe put a small bit of weight on yet. He was the best centre-back in Galway club foot ball last year but again Walsh hasn't been able to use him much yet because of injury.

I don't think Duggan will start come championship. Cooke is more talented and Conroy probably as well if he comes back ok from his broken leg.

Sean Kelly making himself very hard to leave off the team. Covers an incredible amount of ground.

McDaid very talented. Still needs more game time after a year away but 0-2 against the Dubs in one half before his injury shows what he's capable of. Is he a wing-back or a wing-forward though?

Michael Daly again very talented as he showed coming off the bench against Mayo in the FBD but another who needs an injury free run."
If that is true on Molloy,Wall then why have Silke,Burke become starters? Kevin Walsh likes Bradshaw a seasoned pro for him and only lately did O'Donnell lose his starting place but Walsh also trusts him and will look to start him before inexperienced player.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2305 - 11/02/2019 16:20:23    2164599

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Replying To Marooned:  "Silke is a certain starter.

Molloy is a better player now that either O'Donnell or Bradshaw but because of Corofin's long runs in the club, Walsh hasn't been able to use him much.

Wall is another who has suffered with Corofin's long runs. Hasn't gotten much of a chance yet.

John Daly has to get over his injury problems and maybe put a small bit of weight on yet. He was the best centre-back in Galway club foot ball last year but again Walsh hasn't been able to use him much yet because of injury.

I don't think Duggan will start come championship. Cooke is more talented and Conroy probably as well if he comes back ok from his broken leg.

Sean Kelly making himself very hard to leave off the team. Covers an incredible amount of ground.

McDaid very talented. Still needs more game time after a year away but 0-2 against the Dubs in one half before his injury shows what he's capable of. Is he a wing-back or a wing-forward though?

Michael Daly again very talented as he showed coming off the bench against Mayo in the FBD but another who needs an injury free run."
I personally feel with everyone fit and available Galways strongest champ 15 would read:
1. Lavelle
2. Silke
3. SA
4. Kerin
5. Molloy
6. Daly
7. Heaney
8. Flynn
9. Conroy
10. Kelly
11. Daly
12. McDaid
13. Burke
14. Comer
15. Walsh

tribesman125 (Galway) - Posts: 99 - 11/02/2019 18:46:44    2164645

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Replying To The_analyser:  "If that is true on Molloy,Wall then why have Silke,Burke become starters? Kevin Walsh likes Bradshaw a seasoned pro for him and only lately did O'Donnell lose his starting place but Walsh also trusts him and will look to start him before inexperienced player."
Silke and Burke are a good bit older than Molloy in fairness who really only emerged from U-21 last year but missed the league due to Corofin winning the club AI and is again missing the league this year unless Corofin lose next Saturday. Missing league football completely makes it tough for a young player to impress management in time to stake a place come championship.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1554 - 11/02/2019 19:50:29    2164661

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Really good win for Galway. At the moment the third best team in the country..

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1626 - 11/02/2019 22:55:57    2164715

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Replying To Marooned:  "Silke and Burke are a good bit older than Molloy in fairness who really only emerged from U-21 last year but missed the league due to Corofin winning the club AI and is again missing the league this year unless Corofin lose next Saturday. Missing league football completely makes it tough for a young player to impress management in time to stake a place come championship."
Burke regardless of being older only made himself available 2 years ago and got a starting jersey in his 1st year. Agree its harder for them but if they stand out in training they'll get in the 1st 15. Silke isnt just going to walk back in and get handed the jersey he'll work for it but I fully expect him to get it.

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 786 - 11/02/2019 23:24:51    2164719

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Replying To Marooned:  "Silke and Burke are a good bit older than Molloy in fairness who really only emerged from U-21 last year but missed the league due to Corofin winning the club AI and is again missing the league this year unless Corofin lose next Saturday. Missing league football completely makes it tough for a young player to impress management in time to stake a place come championship."
I recall Silke as a starter on the Corofin AI winning team and Galway senior championship team in 2015 and he would have been about 21 then.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 2305 - 12/02/2019 01:39:19    2164734

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "Really good win for Galway. At the moment the third best team in the country.."
Wouldn't put them ahead of Kerry or Mayo, having seen us play against all 3 teams.

cavanman47 (Cavan) - Posts: 3191 - 12/02/2019 14:56:29    2164885

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Replying To cavanman47:  "Wouldn't put them ahead of Kerry or Mayo, having seen us play against all 3 teams."
Fair point but on the flip side we have won 2 with average performances and a lot to return whereas Mayo and to a lesser extent Kerry have less to return and are playing with a more available hand. Mayo it could be argued are playing the majority of their championship team unless Horan is about to unleash some hidden gems. Kerry were brilliant last Sat but were no better against ye than us. Actually we missed 3 very good goal chances against ye whereas Kerry had to rely largely on the free kicking ability of Sean O' Shea to get over the line in Breffini. Depends which way you look at it.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1457 - 12/02/2019 17:50:02    2164926

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The Kerry game will be a good litmus test of how we are shaping up,to be honest have not been impressed with Sean andy so far this year, the goal scored by dean rock he was at least a yard away.liam silke will be a great addition and has some engine,alot of calls for molloy and wall to be included but as stated earlier he will go for experience.cillian mc daid will run and track all day he will be vying with brannigan in the half forward line.mc daid was going well against the dubs but had to be replaced after his ankle had been "accidentally" stood on.Conroy and brannigan should be back for the mayo game,comer I don't know he got injured playing 5 a side soccer but have not heard anything about his recovery or expected return.

Cornetto2 (Galway) - Posts: 109 - 12/02/2019 21:10:43    2164979

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Replying To Cornetto2:  "The Kerry game will be a good litmus test of how we are shaping up,to be honest have not been impressed with Sean andy so far this year, the goal scored by dean rock he was at least a yard away.liam silke will be a great addition and has some engine,alot of calls for molloy and wall to be included but as stated earlier he will go for experience.cillian mc daid will run and track all day he will be vying with brannigan in the half forward line.mc daid was going well against the dubs but had to be replaced after his ankle had been "accidentally" stood on.Conroy and brannigan should be back for the mayo game,comer I don't know he got injured playing 5 a side soccer but have not heard anything about his recovery or expected return."
Whats the injury McDaid has, broken bone in the foot or an ankle problem?

You've surprised me with the news on Conroy & Brannigan, thought it would be the Roscommon game before they were back.

JDF (Galway) - Posts: 183 - 13/02/2019 10:48:13    2165044

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Replying To JDF:  "Whats the injury McDaid has, broken bone in the foot or an ankle problem?

You've surprised me with the news on Conroy & Brannigan, thought it would be the Roscommon game before they were back."
As far as I know Conroy and Brannigan won't be back for the league at all unless something has changed in the last week.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1554 - 13/02/2019 13:31:46    2165109

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