National - Donegal v Galway

Bad hammering for donegal last night.donegal fans pissed off and they've every right to be..i wouldnt be happy either.their man in charge isnt up to scratch and never was in my book..but fair play to galway all the same who showed when their in the mood they can play some nice ball..i'd love to see them do a job on kerry .

GGdub (Dublin) - Posts:208 - 23/07/2017 19:49:42   2021983

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It's time for Rory to go. Too many problems in the camp. Taking Frank off with seconds to go in the first half, Leo McLoone not in the panel, Brick Molloy not in the panel but Hugh McFadden starts up top? Crazy stuff.

Have a look at the blog above. What do the people from across the country think?

tirconaillview (Donegal) - Posts:12 - 23/07/2017 20:45:58   2022027

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I've always had massive time for Donegal but I can't believe Gallagher isn't going to walk after this Galway debacle..what a panel of players they have, Leo in the states...and not a notion on the sideline..
The supporters, players and county deserve better

hannigantiptoe (Roscommon) - Posts:33 - 24/07/2017 03:03:19   2022208

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Replying To shaggylegend:  "To the Donegal lads last night was sickening for you. The facts are Donegal lost a lot of experienced players over the last 12 months and you can't replace them over night. The players that did remain a lot of them unfortunately should the effects of Father Time catching up on them. It won't be that long before Donegal are back at full throttle. The raw materials are there but it was asking way too much for a very young team with the majority playing either their first or second championship season, to be at the level of the previous years. The league gave your counties a false hope for the summer. There was a lot of matches played between league under 21 and senior championship and it's hard to maintain the same standards all year round.
Them young lads will learn from 2017 it's up to Donegal management next season to sit down with Michael Murphy and give the lad the start of the league off. This was his 11 championship season and he is only 28. Needs time to recharge the batteries and tackle Ulster again next season.
Galway won fair and square last night playing good football but if they played Donegal next year could be a different story.
The future is still bright in the hills just need to relight the candle and go again."
Galway will be stronger next year with addition from this years U21 finalists (currently on J 1's) as well as the development of all the 22-23 year olds on this years team and panel

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts:245 - 24/07/2017 11:00:16   2022366

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Replying To baire:  "I agree. Roscommon were the better team on the day and deserved their victory."
Galway have shown to either:

1) Fail to have a plan B for when things aren't going their way, or
2) Fail to implement a plan B if there is one

This was shown via Tipp and Rossies, who in fairness won both games handy and no argument here, but when a team has their foot on your throat, you have to stand up and fight and change something.

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts:245 - 24/07/2017 11:02:31   2022370

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Galway will be stronger next year for sure, dont forget corofin and their club success too. There is great caliber in their county for football. The appetite was not there recently, I would guess for political and personal reasons at inter county level, but now they are winning and that will change.

I am glad that there will be a good Galway side going to play kerry next week. It would be a shambles if we had got through, we just have to face our demons now rather than keep getting on to the next round with a team that dont want to be on the pitch.

A big thanks to the players for the effort they have put in training etc. They deserve the best too. Delighted they have won an all ireland and I feel that many great sides will not win an all ireland despite their best efforts. We have got to remember this when we look back at the whole thing.

Donegalman (All) - Posts:3080 - 24/07/2017 11:10:56   2022379

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Would echo most of the posts in here, it's great to see Galway at their best like that as hard as it was as a Donegal man. They won't get anywhere near such an easy ride against Kerry but I hope they take a huge amount of confidence from Saturday and go at the Kingdom. Much like Meath or Down, Galway are a great traditional team and it's hard to get a hand on them when they start motoring.

I'd like to thank the players for a big contribution this year. They had a very good league and we're still in Division 1. I've gone into what I think about the management on our own forum but I'll just say when the chips have been down this summer, I haven't seen an iota of leadership from the sideline.

JoeSoap (Donegal) - Posts:618 - 24/07/2017 15:31:15   2022650

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I find it gas when people say "mayo are motoring nicely now". They were rubbish against Sligo, Derry, first half of Clare and Cork too. They're stuttering and stumbling along and falling over the line with huge slices of luck against mediocre teams, not motoring nicely. I give Roscommon a huge chance and if they play like they did in the Connacht final they'll win.

Rocky.Road (Galway) - Posts:267 - 24/07/2017 17:35:14   2022730

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "I find it gas when people say "mayo are motoring nicely now". They were rubbish against Sligo, Derry, first half of Clare and Cork too. They're stuttering and stumbling along and falling over the line with huge slices of luck against mediocre teams, not motoring nicely. I give Roscommon a huge chance and if they play like they did in the Connacht final they'll win."
Big 'if'. One thing Ross are not is consistent.

Donegalman (All) - Posts:3080 - 24/07/2017 18:05:05   2022749

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "I find it gas when people say "mayo are motoring nicely now". They were rubbish against Sligo, Derry, first half of Clare and Cork too. They're stuttering and stumbling along and falling over the line with huge slices of luck against mediocre teams, not motoring nicely. I give Roscommon a huge chance and if they play like they did in the Connacht final they'll win."
I think they have played 9 championship games against div 2 and 3 teams in the last 2 years and have struggled in large parts of all of them..i still think they will beat Roscommon but as usuasl will make hard work and then Kerry will beat them..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts:1065 - 24/07/2017 18:10:01   2022754

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "I find it gas when people say "mayo are motoring nicely now". They were rubbish against Sligo, Derry, first half of Clare and Cork too. They're stuttering and stumbling along and falling over the line with huge slices of luck against mediocre teams, not motoring nicely. I give Roscommon a huge chance and if they play like they did in the Connacht final they'll win."
Don't be worrying about what people are saying about Mayo. We are stuttering along but at least back in the quarter finals.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts:8656 - 24/07/2017 19:20:55   2022782

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They will up it again v Ross. Good luck to all remaining Connaught teams. Change is a good thing for the game now.

Donegalman (All) - Posts:3080 - 24/07/2017 19:59:30   2022797

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Don't be worrying about what people are saying about Mayo. We are stuttering along but at least back in the quarter finals."
Was delighted to see Mayo come through . That team didn't deserve to die against a Cork outfit with plenty of talent but couldn't be bothered to make an honest effort until Saturday. We are guaranteed at least one Connacht team in the semi finals and should Kerry emerge they would get a contest from a team like Mayo instead of Cork rolling over for them again.

Curlew66 (Roscommon) - Posts:228 - 24/07/2017 23:46:06   2022910

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Big rebuilding programme needed in Donegal. The problem Rory seemed to have was that he had to bring in a lot young players (lads who had played a lot of football this year) and the older, more experienced players simply didn't have it in the legs any more to provide the support and back-up for the youngsters. McBrearty was perhaps the only experienced player to reach the level of Donegal players of a few years ago. It's going to be a big task for any new manager (if Rory goes) because the young lads took two massive hits to their confidence, something that is not easy repair

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts:836 - 23/07/2017 15:48:30


This myth of a major rebuilding job being needed in Donegal is absolute nonsense, this extreme current transition has been forced by Management.

Donegal so open and weak defensively at present because we lost our entire half back line of Anthony Thompson (Left the panel), Karl Lacey (Now a Sub) and Frank McGlynn (Not 100% fit), and also our experienced younger half backs in Leo McLoone (Left the Panel) and Declan Walsh (Left the Panel). With that we lost our entire outer defensive shield, which is understandable when a full half back line of a senior team is filled with completely new players.

Yes a number of over 30's retired, but only 2 or 3 of them were honestly considered worthy of starting positions, specifically Neil Gallagher and Eamon McGee. The rest in the end were bit part players at best, coming off the bench or starting and going off early. The real problem is the number of players aged 24 -29 that have departed the panel or become subs since 2015, creating a massive void.

Commodore (Donegal) - Posts:177 - 25/07/2017 00:40:31   2022923

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "I find it gas when people say "mayo are motoring nicely now". They were rubbish against Sligo, Derry, first half of Clare and Cork too. They're stuttering and stumbling along and falling over the line with huge slices of luck against mediocre teams, not motoring nicely. I give Roscommon a huge chance and if they play like they did in the Connacht final they'll win."
Why you bringing up Mayo in a Galway vs Donegal thread?

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts:135 - 25/07/2017 05:00:10   2022940

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