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Not sure where we are at , but a few obsetvations.
1. Gleeson has had a decent league and was actually very good v donegal apart from the blunder if it was Niall Morgan who made the blunder we would be saying "1 blunder but a good game". But i guess people have lost confidence in him. Im not sure myself whether we should persevere with him or not. But we will have to trust management to make what they think is the best call
2. Eoghan Kelly fits the bill.
3. We need to figure out to most out if sean kelly. He actually gets rounded easy enough by dangerous forwards , but he is brilliant going forward.
4. John Daly has been solid throughout league , but do we need more from him than just solid. A lot of his great work last year was passing balls to comer...maybe when comer is back we will get more from him.
5. Midfield is improving
6. Poor return from FF line . I guess there are personnel to come in but i also think we are too slow giving ball in and when it goes in the defenders are in pole positiion.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 589 - 27/02/2023 14:39:16    2460685

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Replying To Belclare:  "You might not see Walsh for a while..."
You must have heard the same rumour I did, highly doubt it is true.

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 324 - 27/02/2023 16:42:17    2460759

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Any update on Michael Daly and his recovery? Thought Joyce said he was he was due back end of January and due to join in with panel.

bigpoppapump (Galway) - Posts: 60 - 27/02/2023 18:39:13    2460803

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Replying To gaillimhboy:  "You must have heard the same rumour I did, highly doubt it is true."
I'd say Padraic's patience is starting to wear thin at this stage.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 283 - 27/02/2023 19:27:42    2460813

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Does anyone know if Sean Mulkerrin is still knocking around the squad? I would have thought he would be recovered by now?

TwoYellowCards (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 27/02/2023 20:26:30    2460827

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Replying To smallfrank:  "A game like that with the wind was crying out for a runner like Owen Gallagher. It's the reason O'Laoi was brought on in nearly every game last year. Yesterday was the first day it was evident we lacked options. Walsh, Comer Silke, Molloy, Culhane even O'Laoi and someone like Adrian Varley would definitely have featured if available."
Can pj not get those lads back? Galway for what ever reason seems to have lads leave or take prolonged breaks. Shane obv a long season but no longer than glen or the lads doing pre season, niall Daly is he gone o'laoi can pj not get him back? Silke can he not be enticed back? Like lads that made the big day and fell short should feel they've unfinished business, compare Galway to Mayo lads that kept coming back to the well idk something just doesn't sit right with that camp and last year painted over something

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 162 - 27/02/2023 20:31:35    2460830

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Not sure where we are at , but a few obsetvations.
1. Gleeson has had a decent league and was actually very good v donegal apart from the blunder if it was Niall Morgan who made the blunder we would be saying "1 blunder but a good game". But i guess people have lost confidence in him. Im not sure myself whether we should persevere with him or not. But we will have to trust management to make what they think is the best call
2. Eoghan Kelly fits the bill.
3. We need to figure out to most out if sean kelly. He actually gets rounded easy enough by dangerous forwards , but he is brilliant going forward.
4. John Daly has been solid throughout league , but do we need more from him than just solid. A lot of his great work last year was passing balls to comer...maybe when comer is back we will get more from him.
5. Midfield is improving
6. Poor return from FF line . I guess there are personnel to come in but i also think we are too slow giving ball in and when it goes in the defenders are in pole positiion."
Good point about Sean Kelky. Brilliant breaking forward but struggles on the quick change of direction stuff needed as an out and out man marker on tricky fast feet forwards. A minor quibble given his brilliance for Galway, but ideally he should not be placed in these positions if there was an alternative full back option.
Bigger issues to address of course elsewhere but still something management should be trying to rectify.

galway2015 (Galway) - Posts: 38 - 27/02/2023 20:42:46    2460833

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any one no what genius picked daly motm over mathew Tierney on radi9. worst call

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 255 - 27/02/2023 20:50:40    2460834

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Not sure where we are at , but a few obsetvations.
1. Gleeson has had a decent league and was actually very good v donegal apart from the blunder if it was Niall Morgan who made the blunder we would be saying "1 blunder but a good game". But i guess people have lost confidence in him. Im not sure myself whether we should persevere with him or not. But we will have to trust management to make what they think is the best call
2. Eoghan Kelly fits the bill.
3. We need to figure out to most out if sean kelly. He actually gets rounded easy enough by dangerous forwards , but he is brilliant going forward.
4. John Daly has been solid throughout league , but do we need more from him than just solid. A lot of his great work last year was passing balls to comer...maybe when comer is back we will get more from him.
5. Midfield is improving
6. Poor return from FF line . I guess there are personnel to come in but i also think we are too slow giving ball in and when it goes in the defenders are in pole positiion."
Good post. Would agree with you on Sean Kelly - he wouldn't be a natural full back line player/tight man marker per se. But do we have the personnel to release him further up the field is the question. We need to find a way to get him attacking further up the field as he can be devastating when he picks up a head of steam.
Definitely agree we are slow kicking ball inside when the opposition don't have a spare man in situ.
Saying that the last day we had Kelly and Davoren inside who are clearly not inside line players.
Most of the ball that went in came straight back out as they were easily beaten to the ball.
It's a different ball game if you have Finnerty Comer and Walsh in there.
The team needs Walsh back now. It's Match tomorrow and we only have three competitive games before championship.
Even a class act like Shane needs some time to bed in again.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1110 - 28/02/2023 07:33:55    2460849

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Is Niall Daly still involved with the panel?

It seems very strange that he could come on in an All Ireland Final (I know it was only for a minute), but then not to be seen at all this year, especially when we're a few bodies down.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 133 - 28/02/2023 09:05:40    2460862

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Replying To candlewax:  "any one no what genius picked daly motm over mathew Tierney on radi9. worst call"
Ah it just shows how poor the sports department is on Galway Bay. I'd give the hurling the thumbs up, I think Sean Walsh, Farrell, Cyril and Niall Canavan are good quality. But the football commentators and the general sport presenters on Galway Bay are very poor.
Donegal had 18 wides so no man in a backline would get man of the match any day.

jam83 (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 28/02/2023 09:07:09    2460863

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Replying To TwoYellowCards:  "Does anyone know if Sean Mulkerrin is still knocking around the squad? I would have thought he would be recovered by now?"
I saw him in squad kit in the Dome in January. PJ had said he hoped to have him towards the end of the league. Complicated enough injury by all accounts. His return would allow us more flexibility with Kelly.

Someone else asked about Mike Daly. PJ had said he had a bit of a set back or wasn't making progress as quick as hoped and was unlikely to be back this season. He would be a good addition to our forward line.

Regarding Shane, not sure what the truth is (remember we were told by some lads that Comer was taking a year out!) but even if he is back training I would imagine he needs some time to bed in. I actually think it is a good thing he gets some time off. He is close enough to 30 and he had back/hammer issues last year. I know when I want him firing on all cylinders and it is not in Feb or March. I know the Moycullen lads had a long season also and I wouldn't mind seeing Sean Kelly get a couple of weeks off either.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1758 - 28/02/2023 09:34:23    2460877

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Replying To TwoYellowCards:  "Does anyone know if Sean Mulkerrin is still knocking around the squad? I would have thought he would be recovered by now?"
He is on the line every game doing maor uisce

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 310 - 28/02/2023 09:45:24    2460879

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Is Niall Daly still involved with the panel?

It seems very strange that he could come on in an All Ireland Final (I know it was only for a minute), but then not to be seen at all this year, especially when we're a few bodies down."
Injured, with the squad

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 310 - 28/02/2023 09:46:38    2460880

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What is the feel in Galway around Walsh? Totally understand he had a very long and brilliant year, but so did the Glen guys as well as the Cliffords and guys in Kerry. Very frustrating for other guys if Walsh comes in later on and starts playing after them doing the dirty work the last couple of weeks in the league. May cause unwanted frustration.
Feel f they get him back very soon with Comer and Finnerty back too Galway are going to be coming at the right time but any later may cause issues.

honda15 (Longford) - Posts: 54 - 28/02/2023 09:48:13    2460881

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Replying To gaillimhboy:  "You must have heard the same rumour I did, highly doubt it is true."
What is the rumour?

allstars23 (Galway) - Posts: 20 - 28/02/2023 09:51:25    2460883

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Good post. Would agree with you on Sean Kelly - he wouldn't be a natural full back line player/tight man marker per se. But do we have the personnel to release him further up the field is the question. We need to find a way to get him attacking further up the field as he can be devastating when he picks up a head of steam.
Definitely agree we are slow kicking ball inside when the opposition don't have a spare man in situ.
Saying that the last day we had Kelly and Davoren inside who are clearly not inside line players.
Most of the ball that went in came straight back out as they were easily beaten to the ball.
It's a different ball game if you have Finnerty Comer and Walsh in there.
The team needs Walsh back now. It's Match tomorrow and we only have three competitive games before championship.
Even a class act like Shane needs some time to bed in again."
I agree Kelly and Davoren are big men but not of the type to poach in front of goal, Davoren won one early delivery and made a quick pass to set up Tierney for the goal, that was the most Galway got from the line. Kelly did a lot of running but little else he was mostly trying to cover in defence.Need players who are more comfortable on the ball in FF line with skill and strength to retain possession.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 16 - 28/02/2023 09:52:06    2460884

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Replying To backtooldwall:  "I agree Kelly and Davoren are big men but not of the type to poach in front of goal, Davoren won one early delivery and made a quick pass to set up Tierney for the goal, that was the most Galway got from the line. Kelly did a lot of running but little else he was mostly trying to cover in defence.Need players who are more comfortable on the ball in FF line with skill and strength to retain possession."
Patrick Kelly is another player who Galway need to figure out how to get the best out of.
He was just starting to show his creative class in the few minutes before he came off. Nice simple ball to Cillian McDaid to set up a goal chance . Cillian was dragged down with goal on ( why not a black card ?) . The next ball was a brilliant ball in to set up Rob Finnerty for another goal chance. I think Kelly might be useful at 11 , especially with our 1st choice FF line in situ. Cooke and McDaid might do more damage from the wings and Tierney at this stage is our no 1 midfielder ( whether he is wearing number 10 or otherwise).

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 589 - 28/02/2023 10:48:49    2460897

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Replying To TwoYellowCards:  "Does anyone know if Sean Mulkerrin is still knocking around the squad? I would have thought he would be recovered by now?"
He's still involved but they are trying to build up build the power back up in his leg. it was a tricky and unusual injury he had.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2055 - 28/02/2023 12:35:07    2460935

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Replying To backtooldwall:  "I agree Kelly and Davoren are big men but not of the type to poach in front of goal, Davoren won one early delivery and made a quick pass to set up Tierney for the goal, that was the most Galway got from the line. Kelly did a lot of running but little else he was mostly trying to cover in defence.Need players who are more comfortable on the ball in FF line with skill and strength to retain possession."
Kelly plays closer to goal for Mountbellew quite a lot and can certainly finish a goal. He has scored quite a few goals in the club championship. For a man of his size, I don't think he's best utilised tracking runners up an down the pitch all day. This obviously has to be done by all players, but I think we're still trying to get the best out of him.
Davoren is good under the high ball, but he doesn't seem to be suited to winning ball that isn't hanging in the air. His marker was out in front or got a hand in to spoil most ball kicked in to him. Given his strengths, it's strange we didn't try him much as a kickout option.
One of the main characteristics of an inside forward is movement. Knowing when to make a run, how to find space etc. We didn't have those types of players playing in the inside line on Sunday.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1671 - 28/02/2023 12:59:41    2460941

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