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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Your interpretation of what he said I would think. To me it sounded more like an evolving situation. From the start the feeling within the county was that it would be an internal appointment which put MD as the frontrunner but then when he turned it down /withdrew his name the net was cast out wider to look at possible candidates from outside the county. Thankfully they didnt just go with the obvious (Davy) and pulled off something of a coup in getting Shefflin. On paper I would think he would be the top choice for any county that needed to look beyond its own borders for a manager. Whether it works out of course is an entirely different matter. We will have to wait and see. A lot may depend on what locals he adds as selectors to his management team as they are the ones best placed to advise him on what players to consider for the senior panel."
That's a fair point PoolSturgeon, it was an evolving situation.

Thomastown out of the championship today. I'd say we can expect to see HS at the club hurling next weekend.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1280 - 31/10/2021 17:10:24    2387974

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Replying To ahsure.:  "Thought the interview came across ok, one bit I found strange was Paul saying basically Henry was second choice."
He didn't mention first or second choices. He said that they approached MD and asked him to consider returning as manager and that after a few days Donoghue stated he wouldn't be available. There was no fall out or animosity. It's obvious from the interview, once MD wasn't available that Henry was their first choice and that he had been on their radar for some time.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1100 - 01/11/2021 08:56:03    2388031

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Disappointed semi finals arent double headers this weekend. people held their tongue when board was charging €15 into stand alone intermediate games but this takes the biscuit. is Henry costing that much????

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 01/11/2021 09:17:06    2388032

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Replying To baire:  "He didn't mention first or second choices. He said that they approached MD and asked him to consider returning as manager and that after a few days Donoghue stated he wouldn't be available. There was no fall out or animosity. It's obvious from the interview, once MD wasn't available that Henry was their first choice and that he had been on their radar for some time."
Surely asking MD to return implies he was first choice? Or am I missing something? I know he didn't mention it directly but that's how it came across from my perspective.

It's irrelevant now anyway. I am delighted we ended up with HS.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1280 - 01/11/2021 10:05:03    2388038

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€20 into the semi finals on each day. Again ill ask, how much is Shefflin costing!!

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 01/11/2021 17:42:45    2388100

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Disappointed semi finals arent double headers this weekend. people held their tongue when board was charging €15 into stand alone intermediate games but this takes the biscuit. is Henry costing that much????"
Agreed. I wonder is it anything to do with live streaming? They will probably have one of them on Beosport and the other one wont be. If they had the 2 of them on Beosport as a double header on the same day some people (like me) wouldnt go. Still mightnt go anyway cos it is a big inconvenience as well at costly having them over 2 days. In any case they should have them as a double header ...they could still have one televised and one not. It would make it more attractive and feasible to attend for people who live outside the county and have long distances to travel if it was a double header.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1615 - 01/11/2021 18:42:46    2388109

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Agreed. I wonder is it anything to do with live streaming? They will probably have one of them on Beosport and the other one wont be. If they had the 2 of them on Beosport as a double header on the same day some people (like me) wouldnt go. Still mightnt go anyway cos it is a big inconvenience as well at costly having them over 2 days. In any case they should have them as a double header ...they could still have one televised and one not. It would make it more attractive and feasible to attend for people who live outside the county and have long distances to travel if it was a double header."
waiting on tg4s schedule to be announced, maybe just maybe, theyll show Sundays game if not many other 'big games' are on this weekend. I know Glen rovers semi is sunday at 330, odds on thatll be shown.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 02/11/2021 11:52:43    2388146

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Tg4 are showing donegal football final and killkenny hurling..RTÉ have two Dublin football semis on Saturday..my god €20 each day is ridiculous,some cost for families..we have the same thing in limerick where there was a10 euro charge for all group games from juinor to senior and quarter final of juinor b was€10..also charging €2 for all under 16s..no tickets at ground on day all have to be bought on line..raking in money..

CTGAA10 (Limerick) - Posts: 1419 - 02/11/2021 13:58:46    2388167

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Replying To CTGAA10:  "Tg4 are showing donegal football final and killkenny hurling..RTÉ have two Dublin football semis on Saturday..my god €20 each day is ridiculous,some cost for families..we have the same thing in limerick where there was a10 euro charge for all group games from juinor to senior and quarter final of juinor b was€10..also charging €2 for all under 16s..no tickets at ground on day all have to be bought on line..raking in money.."
dont knock it too much OAPS and Students are getting in for a discounted price of €15 and under 4s are getting in for free provided they sit on a guardians lap and buy a programme.

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 02/11/2021 14:38:38    2388177

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Replying To baire:  "Full marks for observation!"
You're welcome!
And the very best of luck next year.

Shocs07 (Limerick) - Posts: 99 - 02/11/2021 20:28:51    2388223

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Having been stuck in first gear like a farmyard hen for the past 2 years surely fellas have saved enough to pay 20 euros a game in Athenry! Some ppl aren't happy unless they're moaning!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1100 - 03/11/2021 07:42:23    2388227

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Replying To baire:  "Having been stuck in first gear like a farmyard hen for the past 2 years surely fellas have saved enough to pay 20 euros a game in Athenry! Some ppl aren't happy unless they're moaning!"
Not moaning. I see both semi finals are scheduled for 2 pm starts which presumably means they are leaving enough time to play extra time in case they end in draws. With the clock going back I suppose it would mean a very early start for the first game if it had been a double header.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1615 - 03/11/2021 11:15:53    2388247

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I see Damien Joyce and Kevin lally are Henry shefflins selectors. The very best of luck to them. Good lads to have in the Galway set up.

plentyofstick (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 03/11/2021 17:27:23    2388316

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Replying To baire:  "Having been stuck in first gear like a farmyard hen for the past 2 years surely fellas have saved enough to pay 20 euros a game in Athenry! Some ppl aren't happy unless they're moaning!"
I think €20 for one game is wrong but look at it this way.Everything has gone up in price,oil,diesel,groceries and god help the people building a house with the price of materials,even second hand cars are worth more than what they were bought for last year.There are people who think that they should get into a club match in Galway for nothing and I am not referring to anyone who has posted,grown adults hopping the wall and look for a gap in the fence,but would be the first to buy an all Ireland ticket at €80 plus if we got to an all Ireland final.The cash cow has been idle for nearly 2 years and has to be milked.You could be looking at €25 if not €30 for the final. The fresh air will do us good after being locked up for so long.if you think 20 is bad go to a juvenile final and see the abuse given when supporters are asked for a fiver.If Shefflin delivers a Liam McCarthy it will be cheap at €20 a head.

Waveitwide (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 03/11/2021 17:38:07    2388318

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Beosport offering both games at €5 each. Excellent value! i would have had no problem paying €20 for the weekend pass but I will grab it at €10. I assume county board gets a slice of viewings on this? or do they pay beosport to come in and cover it? well done to both regardless

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 04/11/2021 15:11:24    2388396

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Senior Semi Finals
St.Thomas' v Gort...................Thomas'
Clairnbridge v Craughwell......'Bridge

Intermediate Semi Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Killimor.........Eyrecourt
Rahoon-Newcastle v Moycullen....Rahoon-Newcastle

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 05/11/2021 12:18:33    2388464

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Replying To katser:  "Senior Semi Finals
St.Thomas' v Gort...................Thomas'
Clairnbridge v Craughwell......'Bridge

Intermediate Semi Finals
Meelick-Eyrecourt v Killimor.........Eyrecourt
Rahoon-Newcastle v Moycullen....Rahoon-Newcastle"
Thomas' Craughwell Final
Eyrecourt Rahoon Final

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 05/11/2021 15:35:44    2388488

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Senior Semi Final
Clairnbridge 3-18 Craughwell 1-14

Senior Relegation
Mullagh 1-12 Ballindeeren 1-11

Intermediate Semi Final
Killimor 1-16 Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-16

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 06/11/2021 15:36:40    2388553

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Replying To katser:  "Senior Semi Final
Clairnbridge 3-18 Craughwell 1-14

Senior Relegation
Mullagh 1-12 Ballindeeren 1-11

Intermediate Semi Final
Killimor 1-16 Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-16"
Maigh Cuilinn Abú!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1100 - 06/11/2021 18:19:08    2388577

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Replying To katser:  "Senior Semi Final
Clairnbridge 3-18 Craughwell 1-14

Senior Relegation
Mullagh 1-12 Ballindeeren 1-11

Intermediate Semi Final
Killimor 1-16 Meelick-Eyrecourt 0-16"
No surprise with Clairnbridge winning as they really have a very good team!
Ballindeeren are safe even after losing today (score diff)
It's a straight shoot out between Mullagh and Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry...TAD have to win by 3pts to be safe!
But WOW shock of the year with Killimor beating the mighty Meelick-Eyrecourt!
Killimor through to Co. Intermediate Final....could it possibly happen that lowly Killimor get promoted to Senior while one of their more established Senior Club neighbours Mullagh or Tynagh-Abbey/Duniry get relegated to Intermediate!!!!!
What has the World come too!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 06/11/2021 18:44:03    2388582

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