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Replying To MayoDan:  "What injury does Comer have when he hasn't played at all yet?"
Hamstring. He's had issues with it before as well. The type of explosive player he is, it's a tough one to manage.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2071 - 02/04/2024 14:30:38    2535192

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Replying To galwaygoal:  "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"
You don't know the ins and outs of things. McDaid has had a troublesome groin for a couple of years. Once Monivea/Abbey got knocked out they got the groin done as he was still a while away with the broken leg. Planned. Not over trained. Planned. Was always missing the league as that was the plan.

Comer, you don't run a summer horse on winter ground.

Silke Glynn and Kelly were all injured with club and a soccer incident.

Walsh and Tierney about the only ones who got muscle injuries playing a game. Conroy/Finnerty picked up dead legs playing. Can happen to anyone. Rest of the team/squad that started the league have been more or less ever present.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 608 - 02/04/2024 20:46:59    2535258

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "You don't know the ins and outs of things. McDaid has had a troublesome groin for a couple of years. Once Monivea/Abbey got knocked out they got the groin done as he was still a while away with the broken leg. Planned. Not over trained. Planned. Was always missing the league as that was the plan.

Comer, you don't run a summer horse on winter ground.

Silke Glynn and Kelly were all injured with club and a soccer incident.

Walsh and Tierney about the only ones who got muscle injuries playing a game. Conroy/Finnerty picked up dead legs playing. Can happen to anyone. Rest of the team/squad that started the league have been more or less ever present."
Good man! you should be a shoo in for best fiction post on platform.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 71 - 02/04/2024 21:09:05    2535262

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Replying To Kickitout:  "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"
They are not off Donegal and Armagh. I'd be confident Galway would beat both of them in the summer with a full panel

Flemenstar200 (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 02/04/2024 22:03:27    2535278

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Replying To backtooldwall:  "Good man! you should be a shoo in for best fiction post on platform."
Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction. I wouldn't worry your little head about. Come Connacht Final/1st group game barring any setbacks the panel will be in place.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 608 - 02/04/2024 22:23:15    2535282

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "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?"
So what was the excuse for last year?

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 415 - 03/04/2024 14:00:17    2535374

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I seem to recall a previous manager of the Galway Senior team, despite losing the spine of his team from previous season to injury, was still villified for sub par performances that summer.

We must be allergic to the concept of consistency in this county

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 415 - 03/04/2024 14:03:19    2535376

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Under 20's out tonight in Tuam. Great to see Thompson is back from injury looks like Kilcommons did not recover from his hamstring injury. Kind of fell apart when he went off last week in Mayo. Sligo new kingpins of under 20 so Galway could be up against it. Saw that the Tuam stadium stand is not opened, I wonder should the game have been brought to ballinasloe.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 62 - 03/04/2024 14:35:37    2535380

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Replying To FallenStar:  "So what was the excuse for last year?"
Got to a national final, won Connacht , then hit by injuries to Comer and Kelly v Mayo which derailed it...

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 03/04/2024 16:10:32    2535404

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Decent win against Sligo to get back on track. Thompson looks very good. Just a pity they don't have a full hand to pick from because I think they would go close to winning the all ireland if they had Eanna Monaghan, Ryan Roche, Cillian Trayers and a couple others.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 699 - 03/04/2024 19:39:23    2535431

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Super game in Tuam. Galway 9 points up early in the 2nd half but were hanging on in the end. Thompson superb with 5 points from play. Was excellent in the first half in particular. Showed how big a miss he was when he went off injured last week against Mayo.

On the negative side Galway were all over the shop defending the high ball into the square. Sligo got both their goals from high balls and they were close to another couple.

Some win for Leitrim. Beat Mayo by 5 points. Very open U20 championship this year. Galway's final round robin game is away to Roscommon.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2225 - 03/04/2024 19:54:41    2535434

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Replying To galway19:  "Decent win against Sligo to get back on track. Thompson looks very good. Just a pity they don't have a full hand to pick from because I think they would go close to winning the all ireland if they had Eanna Monaghan, Ryan Roche, Cillian Trayers and a couple others."
Just be grateful with a great win, despite shooting ourselves in the foot with two poor goals .
The Tuam lads did well along with Costello and Thompson..
And Mayo were winning the All Ireland last week , this week bet out the gate by Leitrim..

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 03/04/2024 19:56:17    2535438

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Replying To galway19:  "Decent win against Sligo to get back on track. Thompson looks very good. Just a pity they don't have a full hand to pick from because I think they would go close to winning the all ireland if they had Eanna Monaghan, Ryan Roche, Cillian Trayers and a couple others."
Great win PLUS Mayo lost to Leitrim. Getting interesting in Connacht. Roscommon up next.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2149 - 03/04/2024 20:34:27    2535442

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Replying To galway19:  "Decent win against Sligo to get back on track. Thompson looks very good. Just a pity they don't have a full hand to pick from because I think they would go close to winning the all ireland if they had Eanna Monaghan, Ryan Roche, Cillian Trayers and a couple others."
Great win, did not get to Tuam but watched it on tv. I thought the forwards played well. Would not see a position for young Monaghan, great minor but probably too small at this stage (Its a mans game now). Coen did well at centre back and McGlinchey carried midfield on his own but ran out of steam but still had a great game. Great to get 50 mins for Coen and if you had Kilcommins and McGlinchey midfield and I think Greaney from Corofin will come in, they wont be far off. And with Leitrim beating Mayo it is all up from grabs. It is great for development that it is a round robin.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 62 - 03/04/2024 20:52:36    2535450

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Replying To galway19:  "Decent win against Sligo to get back on track. Thompson looks very good. Just a pity they don't have a full hand to pick from because I think they would go close to winning the all ireland if they had Eanna Monaghan, Ryan Roche, Cillian Trayers and a couple others."
A more than decent win and much improved performance against a Sligo outfit containing 10/11 of last years All Ireland final team. All of the half forward line very impressive scoring 2-9 of the 2-16 total. I think of the players you named will be more 2025 U20 starters for now, regardless of players available the focus was always trying to win a very competitive Connacht championship and it will be advantage I think to avoid a semi final and go straight into the final as it stands with Mayo losing tonight it's in Galway's hand to do that.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 116 - 03/04/2024 21:19:43    2535455

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Replying To LottoPlus:  "Great win, did not get to Tuam but watched it on tv. I thought the forwards played well. Would not see a position for young Monaghan, great minor but probably too small at this stage (Its a mans game now). Coen did well at centre back and McGlinchey carried midfield on his own but ran out of steam but still had a great game. Great to get 50 mins for Coen and if you had Kilcommins and McGlinchey midfield and I think Greaney from Corofin will come in, they wont be far off. And with Leitrim beating Mayo it is all up from grabs. It is great for development that it is a round robin."
Eanna monaghan has played very well for Claregalway seniors.He is only 18 don't write a player off just because he is not 6 foot by the time he is 16.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 230 - 03/04/2024 21:26:03    2535457

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Replying To LottoPlus:  "Great win, did not get to Tuam but watched it on tv. I thought the forwards played well. Would not see a position for young Monaghan, great minor but probably too small at this stage (Its a mans game now). Coen did well at centre back and McGlinchey carried midfield on his own but ran out of steam but still had a great game. Great to get 50 mins for Coen and if you had Kilcommins and McGlinchey midfield and I think Greaney from Corofin will come in, they wont be far off. And with Leitrim beating Mayo it is all up from grabs. It is great for development that it is a round robin."
I watched the live stream on Connacht gaa tv but coverage didn't start until 6.45 near half time. Did you have that problem.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 2190 - 03/04/2024 21:39:33    2535460

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What a great game tonight, some massive scores from play and players leaving everything on the pitch. There isn't much wrong with Gaelic football when you get a match like that. Well done to both team. The best €10 I've spent in a while.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 729 - 03/04/2024 22:11:10    2535468

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Replying To GDL:  "What a great game tonight, some massive scores from play and players leaving everything on the pitch. There isn't much wrong with Gaelic football when you get a match like that. Well done to both team. The best €10 I've spent in a while."
Fully agree. I have been saying it for a long time. Football is a great game. You get good games and bad games in every sport. . A lot of good games this year though. Club, colleges and I/C. I think that the U20 and college/fresher games have been particularly impressive. I think that many of our poor games are brought about by a fear factor, particularly at I/C level where the stakes are perceived to be so high. That is, teams that fear oppositions attack, sometimes, play extra negatively to counteract these threats. What we see from the likes of Dublin and Derry and some of the underage teams is that the best way to counteract the threat is by trying to outscore it at the other end....
On a side note brilliant to see Andy Moran playing his u20s at the expense of the senior game this weekend. Proper order , but woukd never have happened if the same manager wasnt involved with both squads. Even so it was a risky decision by Andy as if they were beaten by Mayo last night , the knives would be out - fair play and I am glad for him.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 849 - 04/04/2024 08:39:48    2535492

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Got to a national final, won Connacht , then hit by injuries to Comer and Kelly v Mayo which derailed it..."
Lost the National final
Won a provincial title that seeded their entry to a group stage they finished 2nd.
Lost to a Mayo side which were well beaten by Dublin a week later.

Whereas Derry, having lost the Division 2 final last year, won their provincial title, topped their group, proceeded to an All-Ireland semi-final where they were narrowly beaten. Have since built on this to win a National title and firmly put themselves as a contender in 2024.

How is it that five years at the helm that the management haven't developed either new players or a functioning system to account for injuries?

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 415 - 04/04/2024 12:32:52    2535579

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