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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "McGlinchey size and build plus skill set makes him ready to make a quick set up to Senior level. As Maurice Brosnan stated recently McGrath's kick outs are like cream what a luxury to have that. Costello,Thompson are among the best forwards at this grade."
Yes I agree McGlinchey seems to look like a J McLoughlin circa 2020/1 who played on a winning senior team before his 18th birthday,I just hope in his case he gets time to develop before he is pushed into the front line of senior football.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 25/04/2024 14:30:11    2540619

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Replying To Marooned:  "The U20's were brilliant last night in fairness. 23 points is some shooting even in good conditions. Mad to think they lost handy enough to Mayo early on and Mayo finished 5th in the end and Galway are now in the final on the back of their best display."
Not too mad really, didn't the exact same thing happen when some of these were minors in 2022. Mayo dominated Galway in a round Robin fixture in Castlebar, and Galway beat Mayo convincingly enough in the allireland final some weeks later.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3594 - 25/04/2024 18:27:28    2540650

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Can't use the term 'gay abandon' anymore anyway, even though Mick Dunne was very fond of that term back in the day."
You can't be going around saying that Father! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3469 - 25/04/2024 19:14:49    2540661

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Luckily the U20's have been good because the minors are getting destroyed by Mayo. Galway 9 points down at half time.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2230 - 26/04/2024 19:18:25    2540807

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Minors took a serious beating here. A serious bleep in the conveyer belt.

handpassking (Galway) - Posts: 434 - 27/04/2024 07:58:56    2540840

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I see Corofin gave a serious hammering to miltown in the league , I'd say Michael Martin might be better off practicing football than slaging Shane Walsh off or maybe he has transferred back to cortoon ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 887 - 27/04/2024 08:30:27    2540841

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Replying To Marooned:  "Luckily the U20's have been good because the minors are getting destroyed by Mayo. Galway 9 points down at half time."
This group wouldn't be quite at the levels of more recent minor teams and probably why Savo went straight for the U20 gig. Even still, not a good reflection on management this campaign either. Galway teams should never been getting hammered by Mayo.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 183 - 27/04/2024 08:49:14    2540844

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Was at minor match and In reality mayo coukd have won by more they in a different level,, I was told that the mayo management had being with that group last 3 years it definitely showed played great foootball ,, Galway need have serious look at the way they do things or these hammering will continue, first need a proper club under 16 competition not a development league which waste time a club undrr 16 player which is ur county minor next year playes maybe 4-5 games max a club under 16 soccer players play between 15-20 matches in both mayo and Roscommon under 16 is there main underage competition and it shows time for the powers in Galway football to wake up or move on or we as a county be left way behind ,, on minor yesterday evening can't understand why they announced a team Thursday and before match made changes not really show much respect for young lads not sure who they were trying to fool but at the end the score board told the story ,, they fooled themselves

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 887 - 27/04/2024 11:36:21    2540863

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Replying To Kickitout:  "I see Corofin gave a serious hammering to miltown in the league , I'd say Michael Martin might be better off practicing football than slaging Shane Walsh off or maybe he has transferred back to cortoon ,,"
Where did he slag Walsh off? Was that the maroon and white podcast you are referring to?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3469 - 27/04/2024 12:03:53    2540869

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Replying To Kickitout:  "I see Corofin gave a serious hammering to miltown in the league , I'd say Michael Martin might be better off practicing football than slaging Shane Walsh off or maybe he has transferred back to cortoon ,,"
Why did Martin transfer to Milltown in the first place?

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 183 - 27/04/2024 12:22:01    2540872

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Was at minor match and In reality mayo coukd have won by more they in a different level,, I was told that the mayo management had being with that group last 3 years it definitely showed played great foootball ,, Galway need have serious look at the way they do things or these hammering will continue, first need a proper club under 16 competition not a development league which waste time a club undrr 16 player which is ur county minor next year playes maybe 4-5 games max a club under 16 soccer players play between 15-20 matches in both mayo and Roscommon under 16 is there main underage competition and it shows time for the powers in Galway football to wake up or move on or we as a county be left way behind ,, on minor yesterday evening can't understand why they announced a team Thursday and before match made changes not really show much respect for young lads not sure who they were trying to fool but at the end the score board told the story ,, they fooled themselves"
A competitive U16 competition would definitely improve the situation. However, if you now want to win a Connacht Minor or All Ireland title you've got to pick big athletic players which in my opinion is a short term vision. The U20 competition actually shows you were you are at and if we had Liam O'Conghaile and Daniel O' Flaherty playing last year we would have won the Connacht title and pushed the All Ireland title. We had 5 of that U20 squad get game time last weekend, McCabe, O'Conghaile, O'Currain, Egan and O'Flaherty. From last night's game we may get two of the forwards who showed a lot of skill and desire. As for the named team not starting word was that one ot two players had got knocks at the Roscommon game and needed another day or two to ensure they could play and a team had to be submitted.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 737 - 27/04/2024 13:11:50    2540877

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Was at minor match and In reality mayo coukd have won by more they in a different level,, I was told that the mayo management had being with that group last 3 years it definitely showed played great foootball ,, Galway need have serious look at the way they do things or these hammering will continue, first need a proper club under 16 competition not a development league which waste time a club undrr 16 player which is ur county minor next year playes maybe 4-5 games max a club under 16 soccer players play between 15-20 matches in both mayo and Roscommon under 16 is there main underage competition and it shows time for the powers in Galway football to wake up or move on or we as a county be left way behind ,, on minor yesterday evening can't understand why they announced a team Thursday and before match made changes not really show much respect for young lads not sure who they were trying to fool but at the end the score board told the story ,, they fooled themselves"
Mayo in tatters at u20 level. It goes in spells and cycles. We seem to have a good bunch at u17 which is encouraging but there are no guarantees.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11291 - 27/04/2024 15:51:43    2540912

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I wouldn't have a gripe with the minor management. It's pure and simple on the display the talent is simply not there this year. Hopefully as I said its a bleep

handpassking (Galway) - Posts: 434 - 27/04/2024 18:34:50    2540983

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To be fair I not have a go at them either just think the structure in Galway poor also the way trials are run poor was told over 250 went in for trials that madness clubs fault for sending in 10 -15 no management coukd pick best out of thar going forward needs main club competition to under 16 is a start and no more clubs sending in ever player who of the age irrespective of ability it's not helping management or football in general

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 887 - 27/04/2024 20:09:00    2541007

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Replying To Kickitout:  "To be fair I not have a go at them either just think the structure in Galway poor also the way trials are run poor was told over 250 went in for trials that madness clubs fault for sending in 10 -15 no management coukd pick best out of thar going forward needs main club competition to under 16 is a start and no more clubs sending in ever player who of the age irrespective of ability it's not helping management or football in general"
Please slow down writing your posts and put in a few full stops. It looks like you're making good points but it's a struggle to understand it when it's all one big sentence.

jam83 (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 27/04/2024 23:29:04    2541086

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Replying To Kickitout:  "To be fair I not have a go at them either just think the structure in Galway poor also the way trials are run poor was told over 250 went in for trials that madness clubs fault for sending in 10 -15 no management coukd pick best out of thar going forward needs main club competition to under 16 is a start and no more clubs sending in ever player who of the age irrespective of ability it's not helping management or football in general"
The way the trials were done was the problem.This was down to management.There are academies there for a reason and this should have been their starting point and then club and school games.Some lads can trial well but put them in a match and its a different kettle of fish.Having 250 lads at trials was not the place to start.Most of those Mayo players played all the way up in their academy and in all fairness that Mayo team is strong but we should have been closer even with the selection process as our lads can play football but management did not get the best out of them.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 238 - 28/04/2024 07:41:16    2541101

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Replying To Kickitout:  "To be fair I not have a go at them either just think the structure in Galway poor also the way trials are run poor was told over 250 went in for trials that madness clubs fault for sending in 10 -15 no management coukd pick best out of thar going forward needs main club competition to under 16 is a start and no more clubs sending in ever player who of the age irrespective of ability it's not helping management or football in general"
Trials should start at u14 level and let's say 40 players are selected for the Academy. They should get the best coaching and specific athletic development available to help them improve and develop, that group is brought through to u15 to u16 and then u17.

The onus then is on the school's or clubs to contact Galway GAA each year to say look there is a player here I think you need to look at, give their reasons why and if Galway GAA feel they are worth inviting in, get that player/players into the academy.

I understand players and kids develop and improve as they grow as do some players not improve and don't follow up on their potential.

Trials been held each year is madness, clubs are sending in lads who are not good enough and as you stated some clubs are sending in 5+ to these trials. That is taking up valuable time and resources on the group to commence the season.

The elephant in the room as always then is finance and resources to run the academies but if you want to see the benefits at adult level you need to invest at underage.

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 343 - 28/04/2024 10:59:03    2541124

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Agree totally with ur post they need start at under 14 levels and coach kids bring players to 4/5 different venues there are plenty of people who would gladly help if it put in place snd help develop the skills

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 887 - 28/04/2024 13:04:05    2541147

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There are a lot of good people involved at academy level. It's not glamorous and to be fair, the best guys in general are involved at U14/15 level. The idea of the trials was the right idea as once guys are in at U14 level that seems to be it and no one drops on or gets added after that. Fellas develop at different stages.
My problem has and always has been, they should be at the club and colleges games and know who the best guys are. Don't ask a club to send them in or some fella you know that lives or teaches in a particular area.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 378 - 28/04/2024 15:46:05    2541175

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Replying To smallfrank:  "There are a lot of good people involved at academy level. It's not glamorous and to be fair, the best guys in general are involved at U14/15 level. The idea of the trials was the right idea as once guys are in at U14 level that seems to be it and no one drops on or gets added after that. Fellas develop at different stages.
My problem has and always has been, they should be at the club and colleges games and know who the best guys are. Don't ask a club to send them in or some fella you know that lives or teaches in a particular area."
100% agree, trials at u14 and have west and north teams as i think is the case at present, following year (15 ) only schools or clubs should be allowed to notify management of lads who are now showing great potential. u16 then has to be a serious competition with a League and championship with plenty games. This is where funding is needed, employ coaches to go to club matches and watch the players concerned and add or drop as required. By u17, the county should have the players they want and no one has slipped through the net. I think there is an u19 development panel this year and that's a good idea

1951andwaiting (Galway) - Posts: 84 - 28/04/2024 20:15:31    2541279

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