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I think Shefflin is a good appointment. He's obviously got a great playing record behind him and has shown to be a good club manager. He brings a few risks though.
He seems to have not looked into any selectors, and he's got no personal knowledge of Galway club hurling. His coach is an unknown and he has no backroom. Kilkenny is a trek to Galway aswell. Going by his punditry he doesn't really rate Limerick. He was complimentary after the All Ireland and that was a given but he didn't pick them as All Ireland champs any year. That's him wrong 3 out of 4 years . He has raw material in Galway but can he meld it all together. I think he can in 2 years but not for 22

bloodyban (Limerick) - Posts: 1572 - 21/10/2021 07:05:33    2386553

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Welcome, King Henry! Exciting times. Yes, the County Board, lack of a County strategy and action plan, and sponsorship issues need addressing urgently but from a pure hurling perspective this is a super appointment.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 546 - 21/10/2021 08:54:37    2386560

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Hats off to Paul Bellew and the selection committee. There was no other option out there as box office and progressive as King Henry. They've nailed this.

Townee2018 (Galway) - Posts: 269 - 21/10/2021 09:51:06    2386566

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There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays when Sheffield would take the Galway job knowing too well there a 99% chance that he will come up against his native County in the Championship after such a decorated career.
You mean to tell me he will be happy to beat Kilkenny in a Leinster final??

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 38 - 21/10/2021 10:05:02    2386569

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Welcome, King Henry! Exciting times. Yes, the County Board, lack of a County strategy and action plan, and sponsorship issues need addressing urgently but from a pure hurling perspective this is a super appointment."
Super hurler, will he be a super IC manager? time will tell. at least he can test the waters with us to see

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 306 - 21/10/2021 10:15:35    2386573

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays when Sheffield would take the Galway job knowing too well there a 99% chance that he will come up against his native County in the Championship after such a decorated career.
You mean to tell me he will be happy to beat Kilkenny in a Leinster final??"
As happy as Micko was to beat Kerry in an All-Ireland semi-final, I'd say. He's not the first to manage against his own county and he won't be the last. Sure we had our own Mattie Kenny manage Dublin to knock us out of Leinster last year. Also Anthony Cunningham with Roscommon beating us in a Connacht final.
My initial thoughts are that it's a promising appointment. It'll be interesting to see what backroom team he builds.
If he's even a third as successful as our manager, as he was a player, I'll be very happy.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1183 - 21/10/2021 11:22:18    2386597

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Seemingly, Davy's proposed back room team didn't feature anyone from Galway, all Clare men! Enough said!

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1102 - 21/10/2021 11:39:35    2386600

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays when Sheffield would take the Galway job knowing too well there a 99% chance that he will come up against his native County in the Championship after such a decorated career.
You mean to tell me he will be happy to beat Kilkenny in a Leinster final??"
"There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays"

Loyalty? So anyone who aspires to be an inter county manager should wait until there own counties job becomes available, when even then they are not guaranteed getting the job? Top managers are professional, it's a job.

Nowadays? Babs Keating managed Galway over 40 years ago, to name but one.

Look around the country, there are non 'native' managers, in both hurling and football, in charge of several counties, have been for years.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1500 - 21/10/2021 11:44:20    2386601

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays when Sheffield would take the Galway job knowing too well there a 99% chance that he will come up against his native County in the Championship after such a decorated career.
You mean to tell me he will be happy to beat Kilkenny in a Leinster final??"
since when did cavan know about hurling. henry sheffflin to give him his correct name . will be a great asset to galway . his first call will be to portumna to get king joe to return . galway have a lot of talent and henry will get it out of them . as for you mr cavan stick to the big ball

mickcunningham (Westmeath) - Posts: 1379 - 21/10/2021 11:51:37    2386602

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bet davy is gutted

Stmunnsriver (Wexford) - Posts: 2150 - 21/10/2021 11:57:45    2386604

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays"

Loyalty? So anyone who aspires to be an inter county manager should wait until there own counties job becomes available, when even then they are not guaranteed getting the job? Top managers are professional, it's a job.

Nowadays? Babs Keating managed Galway over 40 years ago, to name but one.

Look around the country, there are non 'native' managers, in both hurling and football, in charge of several counties, have been for years."
May as well bring in Inter County Transfers too .3 months ago Shefflin said he couldn't manage against Ballyhale or Kilkenny. Why the sudden change of heart there?
Personally I couldn't manage a team to try and beat my own club or County. Could you? But that's just me.
Shefflin wins 10 All Irelands with his own county now wants to beat them. Fair play to him.
There plenty of underage Managers in Galway well fit to step up.
It's not for the love of Galway Hurling that he took the job

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 38 - 21/10/2021 11:58:38    2386605

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  ""There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays"

Loyalty? So anyone who aspires to be an inter county manager should wait until there own counties job becomes available, when even then they are not guaranteed getting the job? Top managers are professional, it's a job.

Nowadays? Babs Keating managed Galway over 40 years ago, to name but one.

Look around the country, there are non 'native' managers, in both hurling and football, in charge of several counties, have been for years."
Top managers are NOT Professionals . They have outside jos. And it's an Amateur Game .

Breffni1969 (Cavan) - Posts: 38 - 21/10/2021 12:01:48    2386606

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "There's no loyalty it the GAA nowadays when Sheffield would take the Galway job knowing too well there a 99% chance that he will come up against his native County in the Championship after such a decorated career.
You mean to tell me he will be happy to beat Kilkenny in a Leinster final??"
Nowadays? Shefflin will be Galway's fifth outside manager, the previous ones were all Munster men. Personally I'd prefer a Galway man in charge for various reasons but the Shefflin appointment should be interesting, at least it will be about hurling, not side shows.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1102 - 21/10/2021 12:05:11    2386608

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "May as well bring in Inter County Transfers too .3 months ago Shefflin said he couldn't manage against Ballyhale or Kilkenny. Why the sudden change of heart there?
Personally I couldn't manage a team to try and beat my own club or County. Could you? But that's just me.
Shefflin wins 10 All Irelands with his own county now wants to beat them. Fair play to him.
There plenty of underage Managers in Galway well fit to step up.
It's not for the love of Galway Hurling that he took the job"
Shefflin never said he couldn't manage against Kilkenny. You've made that up.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1500 - 21/10/2021 12:16:25    2386612

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "May as well bring in Inter County Transfers too .3 months ago Shefflin said he couldn't manage against Ballyhale or Kilkenny. Why the sudden change of heart there?
Personally I couldn't manage a team to try and beat my own club or County. Could you? But that's just me.
Shefflin wins 10 All Irelands with his own county now wants to beat them. Fair play to him.
There plenty of underage Managers in Galway well fit to step up.
It's not for the love of Galway Hurling that he took the job"
Didn't Martin McHugh win an Ulster with ye in 97 and Rory Gallagher also play for ye....

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 21/10/2021 12:18:32    2386613

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Replying To baire:  "Seemingly, Davy's proposed back room team didn't feature anyone from Galway, all Clare men! Enough said!"
No guarantee that Davy story was true, the Clare Times is a proven unreliable source, at 1 point I taught it was a sattire page like Waterford Whispers.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 21/10/2021 12:21:37    2386614

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Replying To Stmunnsriver:  "bet davy is gutted"
Wouldn't be shocked if those rumours were BS.

wexico15 (Wexford) - Posts: 3824 - 21/10/2021 12:22:09    2386615

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "Top managers are NOT Professionals . They have outside jos. And it's an Amateur Game ."
Are you telling me top inter-county managers don't get paid?

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1500 - 21/10/2021 12:22:36    2386616

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I say give the man a chance. He obviously loves the sport and I believe he's honorable enough to give the job his absolute best. I think it may be an advantage that's he's not a Galway person as he probably won't be mired in the County's politics when picking a team. He'll do what needs to be done. I'm excited about our hurling future. Galway Abu!!!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1370 - 21/10/2021 12:33:49    2386619

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Replying To Breffni1969:  "May as well bring in Inter County Transfers too .3 months ago Shefflin said he couldn't manage against Ballyhale or Kilkenny. Why the sudden change of heart there?
Personally I couldn't manage a team to try and beat my own club or County. Could you? But that's just me.
Shefflin wins 10 All Irelands with his own county now wants to beat them. Fair play to him.
There plenty of underage Managers in Galway well fit to step up.
It's not for the love of Galway Hurling that he took the job"
Last sentence nailed it.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1094 - 21/10/2021 12:53:09    2386624

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