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CONGRATULATIONS TO ST THOMAS'S!!! 5 in a row! Unreal match. Hard luck Loughrea, you've nothing to be ashamed of. Great things ahead for this Loughrea team!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 27/11/2022 14:33:43    2448844

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Replying To katser:  "I've green togs flittered into rags for light coat of oil over winter period but the limrik Jersey...in fairness is mighty for giving it a good clean!!"
I only caught the end of a trans-Atlantic radio report… I
couldn't make out if they said "the great Joe Canning got married in Limerick" or "the great Joe Canning got married in a Limerick jersey."

Can any of you clarify, please?

Either way it seems that the next generation if there is to be one (hopefully) will be hurling in the green and white, as it seems that Joe is putting down roots in Monaleen.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1403 - 27/11/2022 14:34:01    2448845

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "I only caught the end of a trans-Atlantic radio report… I
couldn't make out if they said "the great Joe Canning got married in Limerick" or "the great Joe Canning got married in a Limerick jersey."

Can any of you clarify, please?

Either way it seems that the next generation if there is to be one (hopefully) will be hurling in the green and white, as it seems that Joe is putting down roots in Monaleen."
Lmao!!! Congratulations to Joe and his beautiful bride.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 27/11/2022 15:26:50    2448850

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Replying To updwell:  "The 3 in arow one we have?"
Did they use the same jersey for the three finals? How come they're charging €100 for it so?

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1384 - 27/11/2022 15:55:34    2448856

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Replying To Trump2020:  "CONGRATULATIONS TO ST THOMAS'S!!! 5 in a row! Unreal match. Hard luck Loughrea, you've nothing to be ashamed of. Great things ahead for this Loughrea team!"
Another TC Cup for South Galway...or should I say St.Thomas'!!! Fair play to them they have a great chance for the All Ireland. Oh the "Town" will be rotten sick tonight lol.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1769 - 27/11/2022 16:00:40    2448857

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Replying To katser:  "Another TC Cup for South Galway...or should I say St.Thomas'!!! Fair play to them they have a great chance for the All Ireland. Oh the "Town" will be rotten sick tonight lol."
An extra game will do them the world of good going into the All Ireland series, considering the other clubs are playing provincial rounds. Excellent game today. Don't know what you are lolling at katser, this young Loughrea team aren't going anywhere. They gave an excellent account of themselves all year, with talent all over the field, exactly what the Galway championship needed. Well done to Thomas', an excellent rural club blessed with this crop of gems, but as a neutral, the chasing pack is getting closer, and what a championship we will have over the next few years.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 27/11/2022 18:50:09    2448883

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "An extra game will do them the world of good going into the All Ireland series, considering the other clubs are playing provincial rounds. Excellent game today. Don't know what you are lolling at katser, this young Loughrea team aren't going anywhere. They gave an excellent account of themselves all year, with talent all over the field, exactly what the Galway championship needed. Well done to Thomas', an excellent rural club blessed with this crop of gems, but as a neutral, the chasing pack is getting closer, and what a championship we will have over the next few years."
Agreed! That extra game will help keep them fresh as they await their next match. Hon Thomas's!!!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 28/11/2022 11:49:11    2448932

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "An extra game will do them the world of good going into the All Ireland series, considering the other clubs are playing provincial rounds. Excellent game today. Don't know what you are lolling at katser, this young Loughrea team aren't going anywhere. They gave an excellent account of themselves all year, with talent all over the field, exactly what the Galway championship needed. Well done to Thomas', an excellent rural club blessed with this crop of gems, but as a neutral, the chasing pack is getting closer, and what a championship we will have over the next few years."
Ya, Loughrea are going nowhere, they were by far the second best team in Galway this year and only for a few bad in game decisions or taking wrong options at crunch time they could very well be champions today. They've improved some amount from the team that limped out against Clarinbridge last year, massive credit to Tommy Kelly and his management team. Clarinbridge and Turloughmore have lost finals with supposed coming teams but never looked like ever beating Thomas's and flopped to a certain degree in the year after. Loughrea genuinely looked like they could take them and I'd have Loughrea down as team that will more than likely pick a county title up in the next few years. Can be proud of a great year.
Thomass were definitely made work for that one but are back where they want to be, it's all about the all Ireland for them at this stage. You don't always get what you deserve in sport but it would be an awful pity if they weren't to add another all Ireland. The emergence of Ballyhale at the same time was desperately unlucky, one of the if not the greatest club hurling team ever, theyd probably have another 1 or 2 all irelands. The fact they won this county title without having a full team once this year (missing Shane Cooney, David Sherry, James Regan for this county final for example) says a lot about how much of a quality team they have, add those lads back in again next year and they'll still be the top team in county and 6 in a row is well within their grasp. If they are to win the all Ireland they probably do need Regan and Cooney back, don't know the severity of their injuries. What a performance from David Burke again, if he got motm it would've also been well deserved but had to go to Caulfield after 1-3 in a final. Best of luck to them now and you'd imagine they'll fancy getting to the all Ireland final at least.
Hard luck to Killimor. Tooreen are a fine team and their dominance of Connacht at intermediate would make a strong case for a return of the connacht senior championship and if they do win the all Ireland this year you'd imagine there'd have to be a return of it. Would be good to see it return.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 122 - 28/11/2022 12:40:28    2448947

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Two great games , and two very good teams contesting the showpiece game in galway club hurling , but you would have to question the competence of the match officials over both games , and in fairness loughrea suffered more than Thomas s over the two games with the curious red card the first day and the "lenient "approach in the replay , surely we should be allocating these games to whatever decent referees we have as opposed what's happening at the moment,

Bib (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 28/11/2022 14:29:31    2448971

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Replying To Bib:  "Two great games , and two very good teams contesting the showpiece game in galway club hurling , but you would have to question the competence of the match officials over both games , and in fairness loughrea suffered more than Thomas s over the two games with the curious red card the first day and the "lenient "approach in the replay , surely we should be allocating these games to whatever decent referees we have as opposed what's happening at the moment,"
Agree. The sending off from a second yellow in the first game was a terrible call and yesterday's game was reffed terribly. The amount of slashing, dragging, chopping on the loughrea forwards was unreal. Thomas probably should have had a penalty also but can someone tell me why the ref pulled Jamie Ryan back and he bearing down on goal? Where was advantage?

Jackson88 (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 28/11/2022 17:00:02    2448997

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Replying To Jackson88:  "Agree. The sending off from a second yellow in the first game was a terrible call and yesterday's game was reffed terribly. The amount of slashing, dragging, chopping on the loughrea forwards was unreal. Thomas probably should have had a penalty also but can someone tell me why the ref pulled Jamie Ryan back and he bearing down on goal? Where was advantage?"
Bearing down on goal!!!! He was 50 yards out. Loughrea should have had a peno but thomas should have had two. End of the day loughrea missed two clear chances at the end and young keary (30yrs old) fluffed them. Pulling and dragging was left go both sides it wasn't just on the loughrea forwards. All them lads played to the whistle frees were few and far between but sure isn't what is ruining Galway hurling for years soft frees when we get a game that's left flow we complain about that too.

SupermanSub (Galway) - Posts: 35 - 28/11/2022 18:21:25    2449013

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Replying To SupermanSub:  "Bearing down on goal!!!! He was 50 yards out. Loughrea should have had a peno but thomas should have had two. End of the day loughrea missed two clear chances at the end and young keary (30yrs old) fluffed them. Pulling and dragging was left go both sides it wasn't just on the loughrea forwards. All them lads played to the whistle frees were few and far between but sure isn't what is ruining Galway hurling for years soft frees when we get a game that's left flow we complain about that too."
The issue isn't whether the game should be let flow or otherwise, but that the referee at a minimum should actually be able to run , know the actual rules and have the relevant big game experience to handle such an occasion

Bib (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 28/11/2022 21:22:57    2449025

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There was no flow to the game, there was nothing but rucks. The standard of hurling in the first game was much higher. Toms should have had at least one penalty. The ref reffed both teams the exact same. I think it had much more of an impact on Loughrea, the running game is all about breaking the tackle and working through the lines, with the way the game was reffed you were just looking for trouble if you went near a tackle as you'd never get a free and more than likely be turned over. That being said they had chances and weren't able to take them.

hurlingfan90 (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 29/11/2022 10:22:51    2449035

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The ref was poor in my opinion. Either way Thomass are a class outfit. The standard in Galway club hurling has never been as high.

clare_sparrow (Galway) - Posts: 369 - 29/11/2022 10:53:59    2449039

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It is hard to beat Thomas' when they get performances like they did from Caulfield. 1-03 out of nowhere. Eanna wasn't as influential on the scoreboard and Conor Cooney only got four points but there isn't a team in Galway with enough good defenders that can keep all those forwards quiet. You might keep one of two of them out of the game but someone else will always rise up. They are good enough to win a couple more titles with Flannery, Manso, Headd, Duggan not at their peak yet and the likes of Fintan and Shane Cooney are only 25 and 27.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 247 - 29/11/2022 11:00:47    2449040

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Loughrea aren't as good as Thomas yet. It's that simple. Excuses, referees etc etc you have to beat what's in front of you and Loughrea weren't able.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 138 - 29/11/2022 11:20:57    2449043

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Lmao!!! Congratulations to Joe and his beautiful bride."
And it goes without saying, the very best of luck and happiness to Joe and his lovely wife in all their future years together.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 1403 - 29/11/2022 11:34:11    2449045

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Replying To updwell:  "The 3 in arow one we have?"
Never mind Him UTP. He said he was SICK OF LIMERICK, after Galway lost to them in the Semi Final last June. Just put the emphasis on the first capitalised word, in that sentence in his case.

Oldtourman (Limerick) - Posts: 3828 - 29/11/2022 11:57:26    2449049

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Just wondering does anyone know the DAY or DATE St Thomas's play their next opponent?

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1653 - 30/11/2022 15:43:24    2449170

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Replying To Trump2020:  "Just wondering does anyone know the DAY or DATE St Thomas's play their next opponent?"
Sunday December 18th vs Ulster Champions in AI semi final is being reported, St Thomas wedding is on the 17th so that is ruled out and no appetite for a January deferral, GAA would probably prefer to avoid a Dec18th fixture as the world cup final is on at 3 that day, all that was reported in the examiner.

TerribleFootwork (Wexford) - Posts: 416 - 30/11/2022 16:00:13    2449173

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