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Replying To Jimmymark2:  "I think a bit of perspective is needed here, Galway lads get very carried away. Derry's half back line was decimated, they played the majority of the game with 14 men, Derry ahead before McKinless was (correctly) sent off, had McGuigan put that kick either side of Gleeson then Derry level after 63 minutes despite playing with 14. Big slice of luck for the first goal, kicked straight to a Galway man and still had the good fortune as it was saved and came back to Kelly, not to mention home advantage.

Great to get the win but don't go overboard !"
A Donegal fella telling us not to go overboard...
They had a street homecoming last week with a stage erected for the crowds..
The podcasts up there talking about a run for Sam !
You need to wind yourself it young lad, plus you stated incorrect facts...

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 28 - 21/05/2024 12:06:02    2546117

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Any word on injuries?

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1860 - 21/05/2024 15:41:55    2546190

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Replying To Sportsfanatic90:  "Poor Sean has a scar above his eye on his forward from a meeting with Derry in div 2 a few years ago, same man that time too. I'm still disappointed in a particular forward rubbing lads heads in Connacht final and throwing a ball at another lads back yesterday after a Galway score focus on the game and never mind that bs"
A forward that's getting sledged all day long by his marker, kicks a score from play and sarcastically pats the head of said marker!
I'd call that the right way to answer sledging!!

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1252 - 21/05/2024 18:53:14    2546233

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Will we see Comer play for Galway again this season?

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 347 - 21/05/2024 18:53:18    2546234

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Replying To Belclare7:  "A Donegal fella telling us not to go overboard...
They had a street homecoming last week with a stage erected for the crowds..
The podcasts up there talking about a run for Sam !
You need to wind yourself it young lad, plus you stated incorrect facts..."
You forgot to mention the return of that old eternal favourite "Jimmy's Winning Matches!"

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3469 - 21/05/2024 19:14:35    2546241

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To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 86 - 21/05/2024 21:07:26    2546259

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
Not sure if you are trying to get a rise, but very harsh on Shane. I think we would prefer to have him in a Galway bus heading to Croker this year than facing against him, I don't think he is finished. That was his first start in a long time against a very good corner back in a game where it was extremely difficult for a corner forward.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 22/05/2024 08:06:20    2546287

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
I've just been watching a statsman from Kevin Walshs backroom team (Stephen O Meara's) recap of the weekend. Called Walsh "the most significant player on the pitch by a country mile". Had the main hand in setting up 2-3 outside of his own scores, zero negative contributions bar one free giveaway and missed free at the end, zero turnovers etc

Some difference of opinion to "totally finished"

The speed of his sprint down the stand wing with the ball that setup Conroy's third point makes me think he has 5 years left personally

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 225 - 22/05/2024 08:21:13    2546288

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
If that's all you noticed about Shane's performance then you didn't notice a lot. Maybe have a better look and see what he contributed. You might be surprised the influence he actually had.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 613 - 22/05/2024 08:22:35    2546289

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "If that's all you noticed about Shane's performance then you didn't notice a lot. Maybe have a better look and see what he contributed. You might be surprised the influence he actually had."
In fairness I thought Shane Walsh had a reasonably good game too. Kicking frees is not a strong point of his (apart from 2022 when he was very good at them) but I thought he linked up play very well at times and he was involved in the lead up to the 2 goals which made the difference between the 2 teams the last day. Yes some Galway fans think he can be a bit peripheral to the play at times but remember he is a marked man - sometimes in more ways than one! There may have been arguments about him starting or being brought on the last day but with the strong possibility now of Damien Comer being out injured for the Westmeath game at least (or perhaps even longer), I think he will start the next match.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3469 - 22/05/2024 10:28:58    2546317

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
Whatever chance Galway have of winning an A.I with Shane Walsh it is dramatically reduced without him. Would start for every other co. and will continue to start for Galway. Its not even a debate. Stop begrudging and back our team

ned_flanders (Galway) - Posts: 64 - 22/05/2024 10:51:57    2546330

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Replying To PressureKick:  "I've just been watching a statsman from Kevin Walshs backroom team (Stephen O Meara's) recap of the weekend. Called Walsh "the most significant player on the pitch by a country mile". Had the main hand in setting up 2-3 outside of his own scores, zero negative contributions bar one free giveaway and missed free at the end, zero turnovers etc

Some difference of opinion to "totally finished"

The speed of his sprint down the stand wing with the ball that setup Conroy's third point makes me think he has 5 years left personally"
Where did you see this?

centrefield99 (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 22/05/2024 11:30:27    2546349

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Replying To centrefield99:  "Where did you see this?"
https://twitter.com/somearagaa/status/1792594709216375192?t=3jreGFTJmU6llZdDbRgqow&s=19

Worth a watch

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 225 - 22/05/2024 12:23:28    2546370

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What ever chance Galway have this year they are way better with Shane Walsh play he a class act got 2 great points v mayo from play and agsin v Derry also gave great pass to Darcy for goal ,, in regards John Daly I did say few weeks ago on here that he better suited to wing back he played last 10 mins v Sligo as wing back before being substituted and played all game v mayo and Derry as wing back I know he was named centra back but in last 2 matches Liam silke played there ,,so judging by that wing back suits him better more freedom ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 887 - 22/05/2024 14:11:27    2546405

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
Nonsense comment re Shane Walsh. Not sure if you were actually at the game but the attention he draws and space he opens up for others even by his sheer presence alone is massively beneficial to us. He's had a particular strain that he's getting over and he can and will have a massive influence on games as this championship ratchets up further. A marquee player who's going to bring more as fitness improves.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 918 - 22/05/2024 14:27:16    2546412

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "To the Derry stuff about injured players and a red card… Derry were totally outclassed before the red card. The Ulster Championship gets talked up a lot but the fact is that it's rubbish. And everyone has injured players. Non-Jurassic managers have panels that can adapt.

This stuff about John Daly on here is nuts. He is one of our few genuine class acts and got 2 great scores the last day too. He will start at 6 for us for as long as he is able to and I am delighted we have him. We have a brilliant half back line - best in the country.

Sean Kelly looks like a guy who is playing hurt. Massive shame. Hope he gets that ankle right.

Our forwards are only ok - we are totally reliant on Damo but it's great to see Matthew Tierney finally starting to perform.

Shane got into the game when we were 4 points up and cruising. 2 nice points and then an easy free missed. That's no good to anyone. Have to say he looks totally finished to me. Probably the most talented and most disappointing player in Ireland."
Agree with all you say except your criticism of Walsh. I guess Shane is the antithesis of the stereotypical Corofin player who is developed with high fitness levels, play to the system prescribed and with reasonably high levels of technical ability ( all very commendable qualities ) but without the X-factor. Shane on the other hand can be questioned for being anonymous at stages in games and for occasionally making poor decisions ( high risk cross field balls at stages in games where more conservative options are required ) , but he undoubtedly has the X-factor. In my opinion he is absolutely necessary for us to be successful. Some of the things he does in games makes me proud to be a Galway supporter.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 859 - 23/05/2024 09:48:40    2546516

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Agree with all you say except your criticism of Walsh. I guess Shane is the antithesis of the stereotypical Corofin player who is developed with high fitness levels, play to the system prescribed and with reasonably high levels of technical ability ( all very commendable qualities ) but without the X-factor. Shane on the other hand can be questioned for being anonymous at stages in games and for occasionally making poor decisions ( high risk cross field balls at stages in games where more conservative options are required ) , but he undoubtedly has the X-factor. In my opinion he is absolutely necessary for us to be successful. Some of the things he does in games makes me proud to be a Galway supporter."
I think to be successful at intercounty you need both the "Corofin type player" plus the "Shane Walsh type player" playing well at the same time. For example Dublin have the likes of Ciaran Kilkenny (Corofin type player) and Con O'Callaghan (Shane Walsh type player) and Kerry have the likes of Sean O'Shea (Corofin type player) and David Clifford (Shane Walsh type player).

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3469 - 24/05/2024 09:52:05    2546749

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The John Daly stuff is getting ridiculous, possibly at fault for one score when Murray went passed him down their right handside near the end but it was hardly a glaring error. I'd be far more concerned about Sean Kelly & Heaney who were responsible for at least 4 scores between them with some lazy defending. It would have been more only for 2 bad misses from Paul Cassidy & Ethan Doherty.

I do think Galway would have got more scores if they'd needed them but Joyce will be more concerned about the defending, Derry got too many easy scores. McGuigan kicked 2 brilliant scores from play, there's no way he was getting an easy score off McGrath.

Derry are still a really good side, if they have everyone fit they won't be far away so lots of positives to take from beating them.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 270 - 24/05/2024 10:13:05    2546754

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Any word on if Comer's injury that forced him off was the ankle or the hammer and how serious it is?

Rocky.Road (Galway) - Posts: 375 - 24/05/2024 11:33:48    2546777

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Replying To Rocky.Road:  "Any word on if Comer's injury that forced him off was the ankle or the hammer and how serious it is?"
Hammer from what I've heard and it could be a month, but hopefully not that serious.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2087 - 24/05/2024 11:51:24    2546785

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