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I thought that Commerford (Dublin) was given so much time to take kick outs compared to how much time Gleeson
got in most of the league games. A fully fit Galway would be well able to compete.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1198 - 01/04/2024 13:15:07    2534976

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Have agree about Galway being way off half backs from Galway can't kick ball give 2 yard pass to a player in same or maybe worse position than themselves also half forward line poor as forwards because in reality none of 3 are actually forwards , 2 be honest Galway are behind both Armagh and Donegal as well ,, one point in dubs v Derry, the Derry back pulled con o Callaghan down no black card or pen deny goal scoring opportunity only reason I bring this up Derry v Galway Kieran Molloy got black card and Derry got pen which was a lot less what Derry defender did yesterday hard know rules anymore think refs just decide for themselves

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 860 - 01/04/2024 14:09:57    2534985

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Derry win in National league should give Galway and Mayo hope. Derry in 4th division 5 years ago. Dubs are not supermen, neither are Kerry.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2522 - 01/04/2024 16:36:23    2535020

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Replying To tommy k:  "Very true - Galway GAA teams don't do long term momentum or consistency too well. The last football team to do that was the 60's 3 in a row team (one could also argue the late 90's / early 00's team had a decent level of consistency) and the last hurling team to do it was the late 80's team where there was no provincial championship to play."
Galway have shown consistency on a far more regular basis than that over the years. Consistently winning Connacht championships 1982-1987. Consistently bad 1988-1994. Consistently inferior to Mayo 2011-2017, and still nicked a couple of their Connacht titles, one of which we were kind enough to pass onto Roscommon.

Consistently does not mean consistently good, it means just consistently.

We're 6or7 years watching every top hurling county lose the big ones to Limerick with fantastic consistency, but still there's the usual waffle commentary about the Galway hurlers being inconsistent.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3530 - 01/04/2024 16:50:27    2535023

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Galway have shown consistency on a far more regular basis than that over the years. Consistently winning Connacht championships 1982-1987. Consistently bad 1988-1994. Consistently inferior to Mayo 2011-2017, and still nicked a couple of their Connacht titles, one of which we were kind enough to pass onto Roscommon.

Consistently does not mean consistently good, it means just consistently.

We're 6or7 years watching every top hurling county lose the big ones to Limerick with fantastic consistency, but still there's the usual waffle commentary about the Galway hurlers being inconsistent."
Apologies just to clarify I meant consistently good your holiness! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3409 - 01/04/2024 17:26:28    2535031

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Galway would be well able to compete with a full hand to choose from. Whether we actually see that full hand this year who knows? I have my doubts at this stage.

A Galway side missing a clatter of their best players were competitive with an almost full strength Derry side in the league. The game turning on a couple of missed goal chances at one end and a couple of fortunate refereeing decisions at the other end.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2225 - 01/04/2024 18:23:52    2535043

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Replying To Marooned:  "Galway would be well able to compete with a full hand to choose from. Whether we actually see that full hand this year who knows? I have my doubts at this stage.

A Galway side missing a clatter of their best players were competitive with an almost full strength Derry side in the league. The game turning on a couple of missed goal chances at one end and a couple of fortunate refereeing decisions at the other end."
Despite the negativity of all the tiresome naysayers on this forum, a full strength Galway team is more than capable of beating any other team in the country including the much-hyped Derry, Dublin and Kerry. Roll on the championship. Gaillimh Abū.

FatLadySinging (Galway) - Posts: 90 - 01/04/2024 20:45:05    2535069

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "Despite the negativity of all the tiresome naysayers on this forum, a full strength Galway team is more than capable of beating any other team in the country including the much-hyped Derry, Dublin and Kerry. Roll on the championship. Gaillimh Abū."
Is that a April fools day joke,

Royal.Legend (Meath) - Posts: 668 - 01/04/2024 21:33:35    2535078

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "Despite the negativity of all the tiresome naysayers on this forum, a full strength Galway team is more than capable of beating any other team in the country including the much-hyped Derry, Dublin and Kerry. Roll on the championship. Gaillimh Abū."
It is true that Galway are one of the best in the country with a full panel. However getting that panel up to speed and quickly will not be easy. If and it's a big if Comer in particular can stay fit then you have a real chance. Kelly, McDaid, Walsh all up there with the best no question but Comer makes Galway tick.

Jazzyjeff (Derry) - Posts: 174 - 01/04/2024 23:04:43    2535088

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "Despite the negativity of all the tiresome naysayers on this forum, a full strength Galway team is more than capable of beating any other team in the country including the much-hyped Derry, Dublin and Kerry. Roll on the championship. Gaillimh Abū."
Given your regular contributions on the "excellent goalkeeper" we have in Conor Gleason your credibility on this topic was shot a long tim ago. If you think Galway are a top four team at this point you are living in cloud cuckoo land.

NorthWestern (Galway) - Posts: 14 - 02/04/2024 06:55:10    2535102

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Is that a April fools day joke,"
No that would be Meath football in general...

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 02/04/2024 08:41:36    2535110

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Judging by the latest soundings from Concannon, Sean Kelly might be involved in the squad in London. McDaid, Comer, Walsh and Tierney aiming more towards Connacht final/first round robin game. Didn't give schedule for others but mentioned Patrick Kelly, Billy Mannion, Paul Kelly as being on the injured list as well.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 698 - 02/04/2024 09:18:42    2535115

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Replying To Royal.Legend:  "Is that a April fools day joke,"
OMG Galway must really be bad if even a Meath man is saying they are bad! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3409 - 02/04/2024 09:51:17    2535122

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Replying To galwayford:  "Derry win in National league should give Galway and Mayo hope. Derry in 4th division 5 years ago. Dubs are not supermen, neither are Kerry."
We won the league last year…was all but forgotten 6 days later when we crashed out of Connacht. Dublin will win the all Ireland. I can't speak for Galway but Mayo are a million miles away from winning Sam. Yes in our day we can take out a big gun but we just don't have the consistency or quality at this present time.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11251 - 02/04/2024 10:26:40    2535128

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Replying To galwayford:  "Derry win in National league should give Galway and Mayo hope. Derry in 4th division 5 years ago. Dubs are not supermen, neither are Kerry."
Derry have built on losing All-Ireland semi-final to Galway two years ago, narrowly losing to Kerry in semi-final last year and winning League on Sunday.

What have Galway done since then?

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 415 - 02/04/2024 11:34:17    2535150

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Ah yes, the growing legend of Galway being able to play with the full deck and beating all around them if they had everyone back!! This is the kind of fantasy stuff that the auld amigos PJ, Scan, and Divo, along with CON, just love having out there.
There's a pattern here. The unusually high roster of injured or 'just back' big players has been going on throughout much of their tenure, and the excuses that go with it. Scan is all over it in one of the daily papers now. He says we had 21 missing through injury one night. We'd 14 players miss league action. We'd 4 of our 5 2022 All Stars missing. You know what, I'll say it again - if this is all true and all injuries are genuine, then one has to raise massive questions about our S&C and Physio setups. Our S&C and Physio programs must be looked into seriously, if all these injuries are real - which one assumes they must be. No other county is being hit with the number of and lengthy duration of injuries, mostly muscular. Something is amiss. There's a common thread here. Our physical prep is more than halving our number of starting players. I wouldn't tolerate this at club level, why should we be ok with seeing this happen again and again in the County setup? 21 intercounty players missing training is symptomatic of some significant failure in the system. We're now going into Championship less than half baked, and you can't just drop top players back into a potential Connacht Final or Round Robin and expect them to be flying. Again we're failing to prepare and you know the rest.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 914 - 02/04/2024 12:00:31    2535156

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Derry have built on losing All-Ireland semi-final to Galway two years ago, narrowly losing to Kerry in semi-final last year and winning League on Sunday.

What have Galway done since then?"
Won back to back Connacht titles, consolidated our Division 1 status and most importantly blooded some excellent new young players in league and championship which will pay off so much in the coming years, all this while dealing with a crippling injury list which includes five of the top footballers in the country..
Take , Glass Mc Guigan, Brendan Rogers, McGinless etc out of Derry how would they fair?

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 02/04/2024 12:45:08    2535165

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Ah yes, the growing legend of Galway being able to play with the full deck and beating all around them if they had everyone back!! This is the kind of fantasy stuff that the auld amigos PJ, Scan, and Divo, along with CON, just love having out there.
There's a pattern here. The unusually high roster of injured or 'just back' big players has been going on throughout much of their tenure, and the excuses that go with it. Scan is all over it in one of the daily papers now. He says we had 21 missing through injury one night. We'd 14 players miss league action. We'd 4 of our 5 2022 All Stars missing. You know what, I'll say it again - if this is all true and all injuries are genuine, then one has to raise massive questions about our S&C and Physio setups. Our S&C and Physio programs must be looked into seriously, if all these injuries are real - which one assumes they must be. No other county is being hit with the number of and lengthy duration of injuries, mostly muscular. Something is amiss. There's a common thread here. Our physical prep is more than halving our number of starting players. I wouldn't tolerate this at club level, why should we be ok with seeing this happen again and again in the County setup? 21 intercounty players missing training is symptomatic of some significant failure in the system. We're now going into Championship less than half baked, and you can't just drop top players back into a potential Connacht Final or Round Robin and expect them to be flying. Again we're failing to prepare and you know the rest."
When its put down on paper "21 missing through injury one night" alarm bells should be going off. As the post says above "There is a patterns here". No other county has this level of problems. They have the same load in terms of club, collage and county fixtures. If you think this is all a coincidence and not a systemic problem then you have the head in the sand. Let take McDaid for eg. Broken leg - needs time to heal and so very little exercise or none for a long period of time. Injury now - groin. Too much too soon. Crazy, Crazy

galwaygoal (Galway) - Posts: 167 - 02/04/2024 13:03:32    2535169

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Ah yes, the growing legend of Galway being able to play with the full deck and beating all around them if they had everyone back!! This is the kind of fantasy stuff that the auld amigos PJ, Scan, and Divo, along with CON, just love having out there.
There's a pattern here. The unusually high roster of injured or 'just back' big players has been going on throughout much of their tenure, and the excuses that go with it. Scan is all over it in one of the daily papers now. He says we had 21 missing through injury one night. We'd 14 players miss league action. We'd 4 of our 5 2022 All Stars missing. You know what, I'll say it again - if this is all true and all injuries are genuine, then one has to raise massive questions about our S&C and Physio setups. Our S&C and Physio programs must be looked into seriously, if all these injuries are real - which one assumes they must be. No other county is being hit with the number of and lengthy duration of injuries, mostly muscular. Something is amiss. There's a common thread here. Our physical prep is more than halving our number of starting players. I wouldn't tolerate this at club level, why should we be ok with seeing this happen again and again in the County setup? 21 intercounty players missing training is symptomatic of some significant failure in the system. We're now going into Championship less than half baked, and you can't just drop top players back into a potential Connacht Final or Round Robin and expect them to be flying. Again we're failing to prepare and you know the rest."
Ah yes, the growing legend of Galway being able to play with the full deck and beating all around them if they had everyone back!!
I honestly don't think anyone who knows their football really thinks that.
It will be too late by the time lads are up to speed that much is pretty clear.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1249 - 02/04/2024 13:06:18    2535174

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What injury does Comer have when he hasn't played at all yet?

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 420 - 02/04/2024 13:27:51    2535181

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