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Replying To foreveryoung:  "If King Henry can't make AI SENIOR hurling winners out of Galway, then I doubt that there's a man in Ireland that could. He's got 3 years to do it, and I'd say he'll fully need 'em."
Henry Shefflin is totally unproven as a Manager at this level so this is a gamble. Great players don't necessarily make great Managers. The Galway football Manager is proof of that.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1564 - 21/10/2021 17:49:07    2386709

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Not much point in any Galway men putting their name forward & managing underage teams from U14 to Senior & winning multiple All Ireland's with them, when they can't even be appointed In the race for Senior Manager. Instead they give it to someone outside the county that has managed no Inter County team at any level & will obviously come at a far greater cost considering the distance he has to come. Something seriously wrong when local candidates can't be appointed & one external candidate is gazumped at the last minute.
Will he now give up his RTE gig now that he is an Inter County manager.
It reflects badly on the Board that they couldn't appoint a Galway man."
Strongly disagree.

County board had a remit to get the best candidate for the job, county should not come into it. The best man got it (based on the rumours we have heard) and best of luck to him.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1280 - 21/10/2021 18:41:34    2386714

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I have the height of respect for HS as a hurler, team leader, pundit and by all accounts he seems to be a fine individual.
His success is unparalleled and it goes without saying, he was a vital component in one of the greatest runs in c'ship history.
But this appointment while the optics are good is shortsighted and will set Galway back on the long run. What Galway needed was a manager who was prepared to go through the process of rebuilding the team and what we get is a manager who will be probably managing Kilkenny in a few years time.
The Galway county board never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 189 - 21/10/2021 18:52:44    2386718

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Replying To katser:  "Disagree with atleast have those predictions....
Senior Quarter Finals
St.Thomas' v Kilconeiron..................Thomas'
Clairnbridge v Tommy Larkins.........The Bridge
Craughwell v Kilnadeema-Leitrim....Craughwell
Gort v Cappataggle............................Gort

Intermediate Quarter Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Kinvara..................Eyrecourt
Killimor v Sylane......................................Killimor
Carnmore v Moycullen............................Carnmore
Abbeyknockmoy v Rahoon-Newcastle..Abbeyknockmoy
As you can see I'm sticking with so called traditional stronger hurling Clubs for the Semi Finals, this is in noway a disregard for so called weaker hurling Clubs/Areas!"
I like your picks but I can't pick Gort though I'm a local. I don't think they'll beat Cappa.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 21/10/2021 20:12:53    2386722

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Replying To galwaylads2:  "Over the moon wit the appointment
Great move"
I agree with you. I love the hire.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 21/10/2021 20:13:49    2386723

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Replying To Ban:  "Has the problem of a non-Galway man managing the County disappeared overnight?"
That was never an issue for the majority. We just didn't want Davy because most of us can't stand the sight of him.

Townee2018 (Galway) - Posts: 269 - 21/10/2021 20:39:09    2386728

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "More important matters at hand

Senior 1/4 finals this weekend:
Cappy v Gort: Cappy to pull away for a finish, Gort to bottle as usual
Tommies v 'Bridge: toss of a coin here, i will say Tommies to make it into semis
Thomas's v Kilconieron: Declining St Thomas's to make it to the semis. They wont lift the trophy this year
Craughwell v K/L: Craughwell to make the semis with 6 or 7 to spare

Intermediate 1/4s:
Sylane v Kilimor: Sylane have been knocking on the door this last 2 years. Sylane to progess to semis
Carnmore v Moycullen: Clash of the intermediate weekend, Carnmore to make semis
Rahoon v Abbey: Rahoon going well this year after a dip this last 2. I expect them to progress
Eyrecourt v Kinvara: Eyrecourt for Senior, and to have this won by h/t."
I wouldn't put it past k/l to win and make semis

galwaylads2 (Galway) - Posts: 18 - 21/10/2021 20:39:47    2386729

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "If King Henry can't make AI SENIOR hurling winners out of Galway, then I doubt that there's a man in Ireland that could. He's got 3 years to do it, and I'd say he'll fully need 'em."
The talent is there its just who can harness it….that's the trick.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 21/10/2021 20:48:18    2386731

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Best of luck to Henry Shefflin managing Galway hurlers.Undoubtedly Galway have the talented hurlers to be successful,it will be interesting to watch the Galway development under Shefflin,what new players will he bring in and who will he leave out,what style of play will he pursue.Interesting days ahead and his appointment is good for the game of hurling.

ONdeDITCH (Limerick) - Posts: 865 - 21/10/2021 21:40:21    2386735

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "If King Henry can't make AI SENIOR hurling winners out of Galway, then I doubt that there's a man in Ireland that could. He's got 3 years to do it, and I'd say he'll fully need 'em."
How many counties have won an All Ireland in the past decade? If it were as simple as getting a new manager a few more counties would have won it! What county are you from originally?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1100 - 22/10/2021 08:40:13    2386739

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Replying To Ban:  "Has the problem of a non-Galway man managing the County disappeared overnight?"
I have great respect for Henry Shefflin and I wish him well. I'd rather a Galway manager in charge of Galway not because I'd have anything against an outsider but I believe a Galway person would be closer to and more knowledgeable of the hurling scene in the county. No outside manager has won an AI with Galway thus far, maybe Henry will change that. He's now the manager and all Galway hurling people should fully support him.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1100 - 22/10/2021 09:32:42    2386741

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Replying To endgame:  "Henry Shefflin is totally unproven as a Manager at this level so this is a gamble. Great players don't necessarily make great Managers. The Galway football Manager is proof of that."
Intercounty managers are typically unproven at that level when they take on their first job. Good thing Cody had years of senior intercounty management experience before he took over Kilkenny. Sheedy in Tipp too.

Yawn.

Townee2018 (Galway) - Posts: 269 - 22/10/2021 10:39:15    2386762

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Replying To endgame:  "Henry Shefflin is totally unproven as a Manager at this level so this is a gamble. Great players don't necessarily make great Managers. The Galway football Manager is proof of that."
To my knowledge Anthony Cunningham,Michael Donoghue and Shane O'Niell had no inter county management experience when they took the job.Henry Shefflin is the most decorated hurler of the modern game with medals and awards stacked up at home.I don't think he is going to come here and give up a cushy number on the Sunday game to become a failure in management.If this happens with Galway he won't get a look in when it comes to managing Kilkenny,so I would say failure isn't an option for him.I hope he ploughs into it and gets us back on top again.From a financial point of view they will be queuing up to get a look at Galway and if things go well on the field the big sponsors will be queuing up to be associated with Galway hurling,I say throw the ball in and let's get it on.

Waveitwide (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 22/10/2021 12:19:03    2386796

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Replying To Waveitwide:  "To my knowledge Anthony Cunningham,Michael Donoghue and Shane O'Niell had no inter county management experience when they took the job.Henry Shefflin is the most decorated hurler of the modern game with medals and awards stacked up at home.I don't think he is going to come here and give up a cushy number on the Sunday game to become a failure in management.If this happens with Galway he won't get a look in when it comes to managing Kilkenny,so I would say failure isn't an option for him.I hope he ploughs into it and gets us back on top again.From a financial point of view they will be queuing up to get a look at Galway and if things go well on the field the big sponsors will be queuing up to be associated with Galway hurling,I say throw the ball in and let's get it on."
Donohue was involved with tipp before Galway I know it wasn't management but he had experience with intercounty. Big sponsors were always available in Galway the problem is now not many big sponsors cant take the chance with the form the county board has. it's bad for business to be sponsoring an organisation that had financial irregularities. Bad well when the sponsor released a statement questioning where the money is going.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 22/10/2021 19:29:43    2386886

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Replying To endgame:  "Henry Shefflin is totally unproven as a Manager at this level so this is a gamble. Great players don't necessarily make great Managers. The Galway football Manager is proof of that."
Henry has proven himself as a manager at club level winning with Ballyhale on his first year. This is when Cuala or Na Piarsaig were strongly fancied.

By all accounts he is the ultimate professional when it comes to all thinks GAA or work life which is most important!

He has a fantastic personality and already has utmost respect. Fantastic appointment for Galway and anyone one who disagrees hasn't put much thought into it.

One big problem he will face is the green machine!

Seeking_silver (Limerick) - Posts: 345 - 23/10/2021 09:07:13    2386902

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Replying To Townee2018:  "Intercounty managers are typically unproven at that level when they take on their first job. Good thing Cody had years of senior intercounty management experience before he took over Kilkenny. Sheedy in Tipp too.

Yawn."
Sheedy had managed Tipp minors to All Ireland success. Cody had no previous inter county experience but there aren't many Brian Codys around ( 11 All Ireland titles in his back pocket) .Best of luck to Henry Shefflin and Galway.I do think though his appointment is a gamble but it may work out. It'll be very interesting to watch.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1564 - 23/10/2021 12:07:15    2386922

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Good luck to "King" Henry, that is his nickname. Can he make the difference. Well there is no harm having a 10 times All Ireland winner in the dressing room. A bit like Ronaldo, at Man Utd? I have some doubts, but am prepared to wait and see. It is an exciting time for Galway hurling in my view. How will he travel from KK to Pearse stadium, each week.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 23/10/2021 12:48:44    2386926

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Replying To Galway4ever:  "I have the height of respect for HS as a hurler, team leader, pundit and by all accounts he seems to be a fine individual.
His success is unparalleled and it goes without saying, he was a vital component in one of the greatest runs in c'ship history.
But this appointment while the optics are good is shortsighted and will set Galway back on the long run. What Galway needed was a manager who was prepared to go through the process of rebuilding the team and what we get is a manager who will be probably managing Kilkenny in a few years time.
The Galway county board never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity."
That is too negative. Galway need All Ireland titles. Just three in the last 30 odd years is not good. Having a legend like Henry Sheflin involved will help the team.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2276 - 23/10/2021 12:51:24    2386927

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I wonder if there is any chance of Joe Canning coming back, especially now. I thought his retirement announcement was somewhat of a knee-jerk reaction to the terrible season, and that he would be back for next year's championship. Davy Fitzgerald, I feel, would have worked on coaxing him back but I doubt Shefflin will. Joe's presence over the next two or three years, even in the dressing room and as impact sub and occasional starter, would be a huge bonus for Galway. But I suppose it is a whole new leaf for Galway hurling now, and I expect them to give the championship a good rattle next year regardless.

MiAmigaVERONICA (Clare) - Posts: 277 - 23/10/2021 16:18:39    2386998

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Absolutely a savage win by Gort in a savage game in savage e conditions. Nobody saw that coming!

Mattie Murphy could land one more title. I wouldn't bet against them.

thecut (Galway) - Posts: 327 - 23/10/2021 17:02:27    2387008

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