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Replying To wexico15:  "It's there 1st post which is a major red flag."
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Bib (Galway) - Posts: 3 - 18/10/2021 17:36:17    2386133

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Replying To hashtag2017:  "Paul Bellew did say all would be sorted by this weekend.. nothing would surprise us at this stage.. Liam Sheedy/Michael O'Donoghue joint managers!!"
I would not be surprised if Fitzgerald gets it , they said everyone is back in the mix.In my opinion I don't think he is the right man for the job because of the circus that comes with it.I think we need the management to focus solely on the team.They would need someone in place by the weekend because the championship is nearly over so they have no time to assess any new players.

Waveitwide (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 18/10/2021 17:48:34    2386137

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Replying To plentyofstick:  "I think Thomas's cappy craughwell and its hard to call the the last one tommies v Clarinbridge. I'll go with tommies loughrea took a lot out of Clarinbridge the last day and the conditions they were playing in was awful. With the way the championship going there will probably be another one or two shocks. All teams involved deserve to be there. Only thing is this weekend it will be gorts, Clarinbridge, kilnadeema/letrims and kilconierons third weekend in a row to play so that is a disadvantage for them. Looking forward to the weekend. Thomas's are still the team to beat. And still think cappy are the dark horses."
Cappataggle are second favourites at this point, not much dark about that horse tbf

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 18/10/2021 18:46:37    2386146

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Replying To Waveitwide:  "How can you announce Donoghue as manager he is the reason the process has become the shambles it is. He resigned in 2019 and they went back to him to ask him to reconsider and he said no.2021 his interviewed for the job again and offered it only to turn it down a few days before it was to be announced, for the same reason as 2019, family commitments.He doesn't want the job, forget about him and get on with giving it to someone who wants it."
How is he the reason, is he not allowed to interview for a job and reject it if the terms are not to his liking? I've been in his position before, and I'm sure I'm not the only one here who has.

If he 'doesn't want the job' he wouldn't have wasted his time going for the interview, I don't interview for jobs I've no interest in and I'm sure most people are the same. You might be an exception.

If you want to buy the 'family commitments' line go for it, did his family commitments increase since his interview? Be news if they did. It's the great thing about amateurism, you're answerable to no one.

It's fairly simple. He was asked to interview, did so, was offered the job, the terms were probably similar to last time when he stepped away, so he stepped away again when it became apparent this wasn5 likel6 to change. It makes total sense.

He clearly wants the job but not at any cost and obviously the CB, rightly or wrongly, aren't budging.

I don't know what the issues are but it's apparent that if they are purely financial (fundraising, costs etc) it's difficult to see Fitzgerald accepting the role if Donoghue has declined it.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 18/10/2021 18:57:35    2386147

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Replying To Waveitwide:  "Maybe senior b is working and bringing them teams up to senior a level"
I would agree with this, you could throw a blanket over up to 18 teams in the SHC at least atm.

Relegation playoffs and Senior B hurling didn't do Kilnadeema/Leitrim any harm against the might of Turloughmore just yesterday.

If you don't turn up you are vulnerable against the majority of sides.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 629 - 18/10/2021 19:03:54    2386149

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Replying To plentyofstick:  "I think Thomas's cappy craughwell and its hard to call the the last one tommies v Clarinbridge. I'll go with tommies loughrea took a lot out of Clarinbridge the last day and the conditions they were playing in was awful. With the way the championship going there will probably be another one or two shocks. All teams involved deserve to be there. Only thing is this weekend it will be gorts, Clarinbridge, kilnadeema/letrims and kilconierons third weekend in a row to play so that is a disadvantage for them. Looking forward to the weekend. Thomas's are still the team to beat. And still think cappy are the dark horses."
St. Thomas' and Craughwell should win comfortably. Clairnbridge have serious momentum now and the 3 Weekends in a row will be their advantage as they have good players allover the field, Larkins are heavily dependent on J. Flynn for their scores.
Cappy and Gort should be a good match

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 18/10/2021 20:32:00    2386163

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Replying To hashtag2017:  "Paul Bellew did say all would be sorted by this weekend.. nothing would surprise us at this stage.. Liam Sheedy/Michael O'Donoghue joint managers!!"
nobody wants it by the soundings. last 2 in the hat pulled out. Back to the drawing board, Kevin Lally worth approaching?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 19/10/2021 09:08:22    2386179

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "nobody wants it by the soundings. last 2 in the hat pulled out. Back to the drawing board, Kevin Lally worth approaching?"
Davy Fitz is in...

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 567 - 19/10/2021 10:05:45    2386188

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Replying To Belclare:  "Davy Fitz is in..."
Davy wont manage again, what county is left to take him?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 19/10/2021 10:19:31    2386194

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "Davy wont manage again, what county is left to take him?"
Galway..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 567 - 19/10/2021 10:29:16    2386201

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Replying To Belclare:  "Davy Fitz is in..."
Time to grab the popcorn!!!

skillet (Limerick) - Posts: 904 - 19/10/2021 11:27:53    2386224

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Reference Kilnadeema-Leitrim......there is no doubt about it but Turlough pressed the self destruct button at half time by thinking the job was done when up 10pts!!
K-L can enjoy their Quarter Final because that's where the dream ends!
Clarinbridge would be 2nd favourites behind St.Thomas'..what a great Co. Final that would be!
I never thought I'd see the day when Kilnadeema-Leitrim, Cappataggle, Kilconeiron and Tommy Larkins would all be in the Co Quarter Finals ( more commonly recognised as Intermediate type Clubs)
And no Galway Traditional type Clubs like Turloughmore, Castlegar, Liam Mellows, Ardrahan, Mullagh, Athenry, Meelick-Eyrecourt and more recently Portumna and Loughrea.
Who's next going to surprise us in the future....the likes of Rahoon-Newcastle, Salthill, Sylane ,Moycullen!!!
Hurling definitely is expanding in Galway allover!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1399 - 19/10/2021 14:26:17    2386258

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not a hope Davys been appointed

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 305 - 19/10/2021 14:34:23    2386260

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Replying To skillet:  "Time to grab the popcorn!!!"
Jesus, it fairly sticks the 2 fingers up to every Galway coach, a full team of Clare coaching staff in to coach the traditional county team of Galway, what a joke..

hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 125 - 19/10/2021 15:00:21    2386266

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Wouldn't take it as gospel yet, if it is true a penny for the taughts of James Skehill.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 19/10/2021 15:07:27    2386268

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Unbelievable Jeff!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1447 - 19/10/2021 15:20:45    2386278

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this is an absolute embarrassment. time for the clubs to grow a pair and do the right thing and stop this nonsense. i presume they will have to ratify this appointment??

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1447 - 19/10/2021 15:26:40    2386279

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Replying To hashtag2017:  "Jesus, it fairly sticks the 2 fingers up to every Galway coach, a full team of Clare coaching staff in to coach the traditional county team of Galway, what a joke.."
On the face of it you are correct, but i think if you look a bit deeper it makes more sense.

I'm not a Davy fan, personally I'd have given it to Lynskey as I think when you ask a man to take minors and u21s for 5 or 6 years and he delivers huge success, and the same for Brian Hanley, and then you go external its a kick in the teeth.

That said underage is not senior and Galway have found it impossible really to turn underage success into sustained senior success. Mulqueen will be the main coach of the team and he won galway SHC with Mellows which is a ridiculous achievement given who was on that team at the time. Michael Brown managed Gort in the galway SHC. Those two will know every player in galway, it isn't like we are jettisoning in Joe Kirwan from Armagh into to manage the Galway footballers.

The age profile of the team is now roughly average age of 28. They were all nearly 24 when they won in 2017. That means realistically they have about 3 years left before the who squad will need to be overhauled. I don't think its mad therefore to bring Davy in who has a shelf life. We will probably be fantastic in 2022 (Probably won't match LK but who can) with 30 lads running through a wall for him. We will be alright in 2023 and then probably be a disaster in 2024 and he will go. I don't think thats necessarily a bad short term future.

kazoochka (Galway) - Posts: 337 - 19/10/2021 15:53:14    2386286

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Replying To katser:  "Reference Kilnadeema-Leitrim......there is no doubt about it but Turlough pressed the self destruct button at half time by thinking the job was done when up 10pts!!
K-L can enjoy their Quarter Final because that's where the dream ends!
Clarinbridge would be 2nd favourites behind St.Thomas'..what a great Co. Final that would be!
I never thought I'd see the day when Kilnadeema-Leitrim, Cappataggle, Kilconeiron and Tommy Larkins would all be in the Co Quarter Finals ( more commonly recognised as Intermediate type Clubs)
And no Galway Traditional type Clubs like Turloughmore, Castlegar, Liam Mellows, Ardrahan, Mullagh, Athenry, Meelick-Eyrecourt and more recently Portumna and Loughrea.
Who's next going to surprise us in the future....the likes of Rahoon-Newcastle, Salthill, Sylane ,Moycullen!!!
Hurling definitely is expanding in Galway allover!"
Is this guy real ...you get to senior status by winning ...and you can be relegated by losing.
Cappy have been in the last four semi-finals of SHC - beaten by one point or one score in all four.. No room in your list of 'traditional type clubs' for Fohenagh - two county titles and other finals between 1958 and 62, Kiltormer ...weak now but former all Ireland Club champions, or Sarsfields - consecutive club all Irelands and recent county champions. enough of the sarcasm and yes, it will be a good day for hurling if the four clubs listed reach SHC qtr finals.

Blackcoatsoffthefield (Galway) - Posts: 2 - 19/10/2021 15:57:00    2386289

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Replying To katser:  "Reference Kilnadeema-Leitrim......there is no doubt about it but Turlough pressed the self destruct button at half time by thinking the job was done when up 10pts!!
K-L can enjoy their Quarter Final because that's where the dream ends!
Clarinbridge would be 2nd favourites behind St.Thomas'..what a great Co. Final that would be!
I never thought I'd see the day when Kilnadeema-Leitrim, Cappataggle, Kilconeiron and Tommy Larkins would all be in the Co Quarter Finals ( more commonly recognised as Intermediate type Clubs)
And no Galway Traditional type Clubs like Turloughmore, Castlegar, Liam Mellows, Ardrahan, Mullagh, Athenry, Meelick-Eyrecourt and more recently Portumna and Loughrea.
Who's next going to surprise us in the future....the likes of Rahoon-Newcastle, Salthill, Sylane ,Moycullen!!!
Hurling definitely is expanding in Galway allover!"
Turloughmore were only up 6 at half time ant that was with the wind! The burke sending off made a difference but he can have no complaints as it was a second yellow for a high challange ,a correct call but the ref. You never got the feeling that turlough were in control though. Remember they were relegated to senior b In 17 by loughrea that's not that long ago. Cappy have been probably the most consistent team in the last 4 years loosing a lot of semifinals by 1 point they are a fine team and would love to see them win. I not so sure any teams left in the competition will fear each other and why should they.

ecad123 (Galway) - Posts: 206 - 19/10/2021 16:08:25    2386297

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