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I know Ross Coen, Ciaran Mulhern & Shay McGlinchey are both u18's and Jack Lonergan & Colm Costello are both u19's.

Thompson & Folan are both in their last year of 20's but what about the other players? Don't recall seeing any of the other 7 outfield players on minor panels.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 266 - 10/04/2024 10:39:26    2537069

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Missed Mark Mannion too, he's u19.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 266 - 10/04/2024 10:58:05    2537074

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Replying To hopballref:  "There are players who have come back from cruciate's quicker than some of these Galway lads are coming back from injury and another two lads injured on Saturday. Id say Cunningham is injured also otherwise would have come on as we played with 14 at the end. Sligo may not be as easy as we think, they weren't far off getting promoted to Div 2."
Yeah, the length of time on some of these injuries in the Galway camp - particularly the muscular injuries - appears dubious to say the least. As you say, cruciates have come right quicker! The probability of our top 5, 6 or 7 players all being out on prolonged injuries at the same time for basically a whole winter and spring training season and league campaign is highly questionable. You don't see this in other counties, because it just doesn't happen in reality. Might our longer tenure, marquee players have had a little chat with management a few months ago to sit out the hard slog for a while and, hey presto, come back refreshed in April / May for a quick tilt at championship? Ah shur how could that happen?!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 914 - 10/04/2024 14:59:59    2537162

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Yeah, the length of time on some of these injuries in the Galway camp - particularly the muscular injuries - appears dubious to say the least. As you say, cruciates have come right quicker! The probability of our top 5, 6 or 7 players all being out on prolonged injuries at the same time for basically a whole winter and spring training season and league campaign is highly questionable. You don't see this in other counties, because it just doesn't happen in reality. Might our longer tenure, marquee players have had a little chat with management a few months ago to sit out the hard slog for a while and, hey presto, come back refreshed in April / May for a quick tilt at championship? Ah shur how could that happen?!"
With this train of thought on gearing up for a tilt at championship, if we were to miss out on Connacht but make it to an All Ireland Semi, would that be viewed as better or worse than last year?

Tribes98 (Galway) - Posts: 1 - 10/04/2024 17:10:45    2537189

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I believe we will see all our top players back for the round robin series of games. Its a high wire strategy to rest all your top players but who knows it might just work out.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 93 - 10/04/2024 19:58:18    2537205

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U20's draw 0-6 apiece with Roscommon. Galway 1 up at half time with a gale of wind behind them to come but Galway incredibly brainless in the 2nd half shooting some absolutely daft wides. Left the door open for Roscommon to equalise in injury time when they should have been well out of it. Terrible conditions but they should have seen the game out.

Sligo and Leitrim draw as well. Galway finished with the round robin now. Last set of group games next week.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2225 - 10/04/2024 20:02:49    2537207

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Replying To Tribes98:  "With this train of thought on gearing up for a tilt at championship, if we were to miss out on Connacht but make it to an All Ireland Semi, would that be viewed as better or worse than last year?"
An All Ireland semi would definitely be a step up from last year regardless how they get there. I still think if we can get our injured players back to fitness and form combined with the new players we could have a good c"ship yet.

Galway4ever (Galway) - Posts: 211 - 10/04/2024 20:37:04    2537213

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Replying To Marooned:  "U20's draw 0-6 apiece with Roscommon. Galway 1 up at half time with a gale of wind behind them to come but Galway incredibly brainless in the 2nd half shooting some absolutely daft wides. Left the door open for Roscommon to equalise in injury time when they should have been well out of it. Terrible conditions but they should have seen the game out.

Sligo and Leitrim draw as well. Galway finished with the round robin now. Last set of group games next week."
Was at the match, type of weather you wouldn't put a dog out in. Was no advantage with or without the wind tonight and understandable it was contest full of errors and in the end a draw was a fair enough.

Galway with the better scoring difference can top the group now.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 116 - 10/04/2024 20:53:00    2537220

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Replying To JahTribe:  "I believe we will see all our top players back for the round robin series of games. Its a high wire strategy to rest all your top players but who knows it might just work out."
They clearly are not resting them though. They are all injured.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1249 - 10/04/2024 21:56:12    2537243

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "Was at the match, type of weather you wouldn't put a dog out in. Was no advantage with or without the wind tonight and understandable it was contest full of errors and in the end a draw was a fair enough.

Galway with the better scoring difference can top the group now."
We are guaranteed a semi final at worst anyway thankfully.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1249 - 10/04/2024 21:57:10    2537245

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McGlinchey looks a serious prospect.
Hard to believe he's only out of minor.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 372 - 11/04/2024 10:39:30    2537292

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I was listening to the Maroon and White Podcast and Maurice Brosnan mentioned how Sean Kelly was freed up last year by the arrival of Cian Hernon who picked up John Heslin, Andrew Murnan and Aidan O'Shea.
Is there any possibility that he will be back for the summer. For a guy to make that sort of progress over a few months shows that he was held in high regard by the management. That evening in Mullingar, he was the best player on the pitch by a country mile.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 372 - 11/04/2024 11:30:04    2537300

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I was listening to the Maroon and White Podcast and Maurice Brosnan mentioned how Sean Kelly was freed up last year by the arrival of Cian Hernon who picked up John Heslin, Andrew Murnan and Aidan O'Shea.
Is there any possibility that he will be back for the summer. For a guy to make that sort of progress over a few months shows that he was held in high regard by the management. That evening in Mullingar, he was the best player on the pitch by a country mile."
Rumoured to be back with McLaughlin once they finish Erasmus in May. Won't have a lot of football behind them though.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2225 - 11/04/2024 13:28:19    2537329

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Any mention as yet where the Sligo match is going to be held?

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 126 - 11/04/2024 14:13:29    2537338

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Replying To galwayman2:  "We are guaranteed a semi final at worst anyway thankfully."
Absolutely. The only team that doesn't have to worry going into next Wednesday not knowing if they'll be in the knock out stages or not.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 116 - 11/04/2024 14:14:59    2537339

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "Was at the match, type of weather you wouldn't put a dog out in. Was no advantage with or without the wind tonight and understandable it was contest full of errors and in the end a draw was a fair enough.

Galway with the better scoring difference can top the group now."
I was at the match as well (Sorry i missed the Sligo match and saw this rubbish) . Awful conditions for football, It was a backs day and our backs did well. Galway have a break now and this will give time for have a number of injuries to come back. Kilcommons will fit in with McGlinchey who I thought played well in first 20-25 mins but ran out of steam though he was carrying midfield on his own. Murphy in full forward was also good in spots. Fionn McDonncha will also be back and Jack Nolan from St James should be putting his hand up. Think there was a place for Cormac Greaney from Corofin yesterday as he is a big unit. No corofin man will ever let you down.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 62 - 11/04/2024 15:00:32    2537352

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Replying To LottoPlus:  "I was at the match as well (Sorry i missed the Sligo match and saw this rubbish) . Awful conditions for football, It was a backs day and our backs did well. Galway have a break now and this will give time for have a number of injuries to come back. Kilcommons will fit in with McGlinchey who I thought played well in first 20-25 mins but ran out of steam though he was carrying midfield on his own. Murphy in full forward was also good in spots. Fionn McDonncha will also be back and Jack Nolan from St James should be putting his hand up. Think there was a place for Cormac Greaney from Corofin yesterday as he is a big unit. No corofin man will ever let you down."
According to the Mayo blog if Mayo and Roscommon win their final round games there will be a 3 way tie on 5 points. Normally you'd imagine Galway's score difference would see them top but apparently it's only the games between the three tied teams that is counted so Mayo would finish 1st with Roscommon 2nd and Galway 3rd. New one of me to only count the scores between the tied teams and discount their other games but there ya go.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2225 - 11/04/2024 15:52:21    2537364

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Replying To Marooned:  "According to the Mayo blog if Mayo and Roscommon win their final round games there will be a 3 way tie on 5 points. Normally you'd imagine Galway's score difference would see them top but apparently it's only the games between the three tied teams that is counted so Mayo would finish 1st with Roscommon 2nd and Galway 3rd. New one of me to only count the scores between the tied teams and discount their other games but there ya go."
Seems very unfair to me. If it is a round robin surely all the games have to be taken into account if three teams are involved and on equal points. If only two teams are on equal points, then whoever came out on top in their individual game should get directly into the final which would normally be the case.
Is this particular rule implemented for the senior National League and other GAA competitions?

Maybe there is some high up in Mayo Gaa making up the rules as they go along, but alternatively it might just be someone on the Mayo blog just sturring the ****. Hopefully somebody will clarify the situation quickly.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 537 - 11/04/2024 16:26:34    2537369

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Replying To smallfrank:  "McGlinchey looks a serious prospect.
Hard to believe he's only out of minor."
Saw him playing minor for Tuam at 15 a few years ago against Corofin and he scored a winning goal and stood out then.... Physically on a different level...

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 11/04/2024 17:07:07    2537381

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Replying To Marooned:  "According to the Mayo blog if Mayo and Roscommon win their final round games there will be a 3 way tie on 5 points. Normally you'd imagine Galway's score difference would see them top but apparently it's only the games between the three tied teams that is counted so Mayo would finish 1st with Roscommon 2nd and Galway 3rd. New one of me to only count the scores between the tied teams and discount their other games but there ya go."
Yes I think the Mayo blog is correct. It happened in Sligo last year and the team that topped the group with the biggest score difference actually finished 3rd with this rule. 3 teams finished level initially

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1692 - 11/04/2024 17:34:47    2537385

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