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Lads/Ladies,

Interested in Galway Hurling and want to comment please do so here.

Thanks,
Galway GAA supporter

maroonedngalway (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 30/09/2021 13:16:14    2383724

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Replying To maroonedngalway:  "Lads/Ladies,

Interested in Galway Hurling and want to comment please do so here.

Thanks,
Galway GAA supporter"
Who do you want to take over your senior hurlers lad?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3324 - 30/09/2021 14:28:49    2383756

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davy fitz is the man ........look at how he transformed wexford.....

munsterchamps (Limerick) - Posts: 960 - 30/09/2021 15:12:58    2383780

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Has to be Davy...it ll be the fittest Galway team ever , 25 passes before every shot and 8 at the back.
On a serious note, he ll bring initial improvements for sure and maybe the calibre of player means he ll attack more. I just don't see it.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 30/09/2021 15:27:44    2383782

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Replying To Viking66:  "Who do you want to take over your senior hurlers lad?"
Jeffery Lynskey or Brian Hanley would be my guesses from the outside the 2 underage managers, if Galway have financial issues i don't think Davy is a good fit.

The sarcastic Limerick posters endorsing Davy shows their certainly not humble when top of the mountain.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 30/09/2021 16:25:02    2383805

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Ah its nothing to do with humbleness. It's just we are aware of Davy and his strengths and weaknesses. I genuinely think he'd do a certain amount of good with Galway but not win an All Ireland because his style of play isn't effective. Wexford people had to learn that the hard way. It's probably set Wexford back keeping Davy on for the last 2 years.
I think the likes of Lynskey might do a job. O Donoghue was the standout candidate and the reason he's not taking it needs to be aired in public.

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 01/10/2021 09:46:58    2383913

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Ah its nothing to do with humbleness. It's just we are aware of Davy and his strengths and weaknesses. I genuinely think he'd do a certain amount of good with Galway but not win an All Ireland because his style of play isn't effective. Wexford people had to learn that the hard way. It's probably set Wexford back keeping Davy on for the last 2 years.
I think the likes of Lynskey might do a job. O Donoghue was the standout candidate and the reason he's not taking it needs to be aired in public."
The reason will never be aired I'm afraid like last time it is finance and the top table. Our county board would never consider Davy as that will cost money. They will just try to run the thing as usual on a shoe string with as little backroom team as possible. God knows where all the money went well we won't go there. You get what you pay for as we are seeing with this great Limerick team I kind of feel sorry for SON as he was on a hiding to nothing the alarm bells should have been ringing when talks with MD broke down the first time.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 01/10/2021 13:33:09    2383969

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Matty Kenny. Lynskey no, Hanley no.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 306 - 01/10/2021 14:26:45    2383984

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Replying To bloodyban:  "Ah its nothing to do with humbleness. It's just we are aware of Davy and his strengths and weaknesses. I genuinely think he'd do a certain amount of good with Galway but not win an All Ireland because his style of play isn't effective. Wexford people had to learn that the hard way. It's probably set Wexford back keeping Davy on for the last 2 years.
I think the likes of Lynskey might do a job. O Donoghue was the standout candidate and the reason he's not taking it needs to be aired in public."
Why would it need to be aired in public? For whose benefit? Are you willing to go public and let us know who you are and what your real agenda is here?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1101 - 01/10/2021 14:52:55    2384000

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Replying To wexico15:  "Jeffery Lynskey or Brian Hanley would be my guesses from the outside the 2 underage managers, if Galway have financial issues i don't think Davy is a good fit.

The sarcastic Limerick posters endorsing Davy shows their certainly not humble when top of the mountain."
But Davy is more or less one one of our own- his mum came from Shanagolden. We could never be sarcastic about the David, whose often under rated teams have often slew some awesome Goliaths

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3270 - 01/10/2021 15:03:31    2384005

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Matty Kenny. Lynskey no, Hanley no."
Think Mattie is signed up to the Dubs for 2022.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 01/10/2021 15:06:52    2384008

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Replying To ecad123:  "The reason will never be aired I'm afraid like last time it is finance and the top table. Our county board would never consider Davy as that will cost money. They will just try to run the thing as usual on a shoe string with as little backroom team as possible. God knows where all the money went well we won't go there. You get what you pay for as we are seeing with this great Limerick team I kind of feel sorry for SON as he was on a hiding to nothing the alarm bells should have been ringing when talks with MD broke down the first time."
Davy will raise your profile nationally and that will help whoever it is in charge of your sponsorship/fundraising to get better deals and more sponsors. Also travel costs from SMB to South and East Galway would be a fraction of what it was costing him coming to Ferns.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3324 - 01/10/2021 15:09:49    2384012

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Replying To Viking66:  "Davy will raise your profile nationally and that will help whoever it is in charge of your sponsorship/fundraising to get better deals and more sponsors. Also travel costs from SMB to South and East Galway would be a fraction of what it was costing him coming to Ferns."
I dont think our profile needs raising nationally unless you think the profiles of Tipp, Clare, Waterford, or Kilkenny need raising just as much. Davy did raise the profile of Wexford in the sense that he seemed to bring renewed enthusiam to Wexford hurling fans after years of what appeared from the outside to be low expectations among them. Davy certainly wouldnt do that for us because he would have a big job and probably an impossible job to win the fans over. Right or wrong, he is seen by most people now (and not just Galway fans) as carrying a lot of baggage.
Given that Galway is a thriving city and has a strong industrial base securing good sponsorship deals shouldnt be that big a problem. If they arent being secured that's a failure beyond solving by the appointment of a high profile personality, even one with a lot lighter baggage than Davy is perceived to have.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1615 - 01/10/2021 21:48:26    2384086

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "I dont think our profile needs raising nationally unless you think the profiles of Tipp, Clare, Waterford, or Kilkenny need raising just as much. Davy did raise the profile of Wexford in the sense that he seemed to bring renewed enthusiam to Wexford hurling fans after years of what appeared from the outside to be low expectations among them. Davy certainly wouldnt do that for us because he would have a big job and probably an impossible job to win the fans over. Right or wrong, he is seen by most people now (and not just Galway fans) as carrying a lot of baggage.
Given that Galway is a thriving city and has a strong industrial base securing good sponsorship deals shouldnt be that big a problem. If they arent being secured that's a failure beyond solving by the appointment of a high profile personality, even one with a lot lighter baggage than Davy is perceived to have."
PS. All that is spot on. I would also add that overall an insider should manage a team like Galway, or indeed any of the top teams. After the initial year or two the outside manager only wants immediate success and knows he will not be around much longer. The inside manager is more likely to always have a more long term view.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3270 - 02/10/2021 09:32:13    2384094

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "PS. All that is spot on. I would also add that overall an insider should manage a team like Galway, or indeed any of the top teams. After the initial year or two the outside manager only wants immediate success and knows he will not be around much longer. The inside manager is more likely to always have a more long term view."
I agree 100% that Galway should have a Galway man at the helm. But either the men dont want the job or the supporters/clubs/board dont want the men seemingly.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 3324 - 02/10/2021 12:22:57    2384114

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Replying To wexico15:  "Jeffery Lynskey or Brian Hanley would be my guesses from the outside the 2 underage managers, if Galway have financial issues i don't think Davy is a good fit.

The sarcastic Limerick posters endorsing Davy shows their certainly not humble when top of the mountain."
In all fairness Wexico, I remember 1996, when your boys were 'on top' and as a fellow with strong Model County connections, I can assure you they were a few Wexford folk well able to dish it out as well and indeed a few of Ye were well able to label Limerick teams as chokers, right up to the middle of August '18.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3270 - 02/10/2021 15:43:43    2384153

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "In all fairness Wexico, I remember 1996, when your boys were 'on top' and as a fellow with strong Model County connections, I can assure you they were a few Wexford folk well able to dish it out as well and indeed a few of Ye were well able to label Limerick teams as chokers, right up to the middle of August '18."
It's part of sport though, you shouldnt be afraid to sow it into people who were giving stick to Limerick down the years.

You should be taking every chance you can to stick a finger in the eye of anyone who has ever slighted ye.

Especially Cork though. The only disappointing thing about the final this year for me is that ye ran out of time to beat them by more.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 02/10/2021 16:13:24    2384159

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "It's part of sport though, you shouldnt be afraid to sow it into people who were giving stick to Limerick down the years.

You should be taking every chance you can to stick a finger in the eye of anyone who has ever slighted ye.

Especially Cork though. The only disappointing thing about the final this year for me is that ye ran out of time to beat them by more."
I see where you are coming from SP, but where Cork are concerned it is kind of hard for me to 'sow it into them' as I am all Cork on one side and I was reared right on the county bounds, although it never stopped a few of my Cork neighbours from doing it, when the foot was firmly on the other foot. Anyway, if I was to stick a finger into the eye of every 'hoor' that slighted us I would very quickly have no fingers left.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3270 - 02/10/2021 20:58:30    2384195

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Replying To Oldtourman:  "In all fairness Wexico, I remember 1996, when your boys were 'on top' and as a fellow with strong Model County connections, I can assure you they were a few Wexford folk well able to dish it out as well and indeed a few of Ye were well able to label Limerick teams as chokers, right up to the middle of August '18."
Well I was 7 years old in 96 so i wont comment either way on that, what i will say is what has something 25 years old go to do woth sarcastic comments from 3 days ago and i think you should be more focused on 3 all irelands in 4 years compared to something a quarter of a century ago.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 03/10/2021 08:31:01    2384200

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Replying To wexico15:  "Well I was 7 years old in 96 so i wont comment either way on that, what i will say is what has something 25 years old go to do woth sarcastic comments from 3 days ago and i think you should be more focused on 3 all irelands in 4 years compared to something a quarter of a century ago."
Well Wexico, two Limerick people commented on this issue and you jumped in and deemed they were sarcastic. I have just looked at what they said and yes it be can be said that Davy did transform Wexford and what BB said just reflected, what a lot of pundits say are features of the way teams trained by Davy are set up, for good or bad, and that is that it has proved very successful at times, as in '13 and not so successful on other occasions, like the '19 Semi Final, but ironically I feel that John Kiely and his selectors also got it all wrong against KK, in the other Semi Final that year also. There is every possibility that MC or BB were not being in any way sarcastic, only stating very creditable opinions on how Davy might do.
For what it is worth I think a big hurling county like Galway should have a home grown manager, who has a long term vision for hurling in his county. Limerick will be back in the pack in the next few years and we would always want as many as possible of the so called 'second level counties' seriously challenging the big three.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3270 - 04/10/2021 09:18:39    2384326

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