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No Leitir Mor players named on the panel but I presume this is because they are still in the intermediate championship for the time being.
Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1896 - 13/01/2022 11:20:47 2394714Link 0
The two lads that were in - Sean Andy & Maitias Barrett have been poor for Galway.
I'm not sure what other players they have that would be good enough for the step up.
galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 948 - 13/01/2022 13:00:06 2394734Link 0
Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1896 - 13/01/2022 13:42:24 2394743Link 0
Best wishes to Mulkerrins. By all reports it seemed to be a painful one but fingers crossed it is a straight forward recovery. Quality player we can ill afford to lose.
Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1474 - 13/01/2022 13:51:41 2394745Link 0
yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10842 - 13/01/2022 14:32:44 2394758Link 1
we need cover and billy mannion and colin murray should both be included in the panel..
both had excellent club championships..both strong and very quick and no how to defend..
i no murray was very very disappointed not to be included in the 39 but he may come in yeat..
sean andy is not the answer..
cant expect fitzgerald to step up to the plate yeat..
brilliant player but needs more time to develope.
if we are a little short in midfield why is flynn not included..i no he has had a tough run with injuries.,
but a fully fit in form flynn is one of the best we have in the county..
why is mike daly not in the panel..midfield would be perfect for him with his scoring and passing ability..
im disappointed antaine o laoi is not involved..consistent performer for the club and an ideal wing forward..
as of now our midfield options are
conroy ( hasnt the legs )
tierney ( better option at 11 )
patrick kelly ( inexperience )
niall daly ( inexperience )
comer ( possibly )
conor raferty ( inexperienced )
macloughlin ( inexperienced )
think peter cooke is a major loss..i would of had him and mike daly midfield.
should cian darcy not be given another chance..is mathias barrett good enough...
i assume the latter will be called in after the club finishes..
i am delighted darragh silke is involved..looks to have it all as a forward..
i think dylan canney has very good potential to step up and paul kelly should be even better then previous years..
be interesting to see if eoin finnety gets a run at 14..
overall joyce has assembled a very good panel and with the inclusion of cian o neill and return of a fully
fit john daly id be very confident of a much better season then last..
promotion to division 1 is essential but very possible and possibly a quarter final appearance..
gbay (Galway) - Posts: 154 - 13/01/2022 16:07:38 2394787Link 0
The task in front of Joyce and his management is getting the very best out of this talented Galway panel.
P. S wishing Sean a speedy recovery.
Yondu (UK) - Posts: 470 - 13/01/2022 16:30:19 2394794Link 1
especially with the pressures on young lads now adays with collage and work commitments
not to mention covid..
just ask ian burke and peter cooke...
look at kerry winning 5 minors in a row..what have they won since.....
where are all those great young players..i didnt see too many of them against tyrone last year..did you.!!
gbay (Galway) - Posts: 154 - 13/01/2022 16:41:21 2394797Link 1
Kerry's players are backboned by a lot of their underage teams, White, O'Shea, Clifford etc. etc. The didn't fire against Tyrone last year but its nonsense to say at the moment that they won't come good.
I'd hold out a lot of hope for our U20 team too. Flaherty, Fitzgerald, Sweeney, Tierney, Kelly (to name but a few) can all be big time player for Galway and I'll hold out hope for that.
ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 13/01/2022 16:56:11 2394799Link 0
ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 13/01/2022 17:04:13 2394800Link 0
A couple of things I would like to see tackled.
1. The No1 jersey, settle on whoever it's going to be for the year
2. Sean Kelly's best position
3. John Daly at 6, the best I've seen and needs a run.
4. How do Galway get the most from Conroy, still a lot to offer.
5. Who's taking long range frees, left, right and who's on the close in ones,
6. Where do we place Walsh to do most damage
7. Where do we place Comer to do most damage.
8. If we get a penalty in a championship game, who's taking it(no offence but not Liam Silke)
9. What is Johnny Heaneys best position.
10. Who is are Johnny Cooper/Chris Barrett, who do we put on David Clifford or Con if we progress
smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 13/01/2022 17:09:56 2394801Link 0
Definitely have a great panel although some with huge potential are very young and new to it.
Some of the new young lads are huge specimens. Kelly from MM is 6 5, Mclaughlin is a beast. I saw a picture of Fitzgerald the other day and his quads were like a body builders.
Rafftery and Cian Hernon were very good at U20. Will be interesting to see if they step up. Again might be a year or two early for them but from my memory they were very athletic players.
Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1474 - 13/01/2022 17:59:16 2394804Link 0
In the past the excuse for Galway managers was that the panel wasn't strong enough/lack strength in depth etc that is most certainly not the case with Joyce and his management so the minimum requirement for Galway this year will be promotion back to Div 1 and reaching the last 8 of the championship.
Yondu (UK) - Posts: 470 - 13/01/2022 18:26:18 2394808Link 0
ciaran has had woful injuries since then..
gbay (Galway) - Posts: 154 - 13/01/2022 19:21:45 2394816Link 0
minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 109 - 13/01/2022 19:27:00 2394819Link 0
im basing this on what we've seen in past 2-3 years..
they couldnt put dublin away in 2018 having an extra man for 50 plus minutes and leading going
into the final 7 minutes...
have those kerry players won an u-20....
are these the kerry boys who where beaten by a division 3 team in 2020..
the same lads who caked walked to a semi final last year and when clifford got injured and o shea was
man marked what happened..completely fell apart..
the jury is very much out on these kerry boys..
id actually have more hope for our u-20's after one all ireland then some of those kerry boys with 5 minors...
now going back to my point....you can have all the talent in your county but unless you can get the
players you want to fully commit and develop a playing style that best suits them your going nowhere..
just ask peter keane..
gbay (Galway) - Posts: 154 - 13/01/2022 19:35:57 2394820Link 2
i really liked comer playing sweeper last week at times..
galway kicked the ball whenever possible going foward while mayo prefer to solo and hand pass..
fo me heaney might be an option at midfield if not then wing back..
i think tierney would be better played at 11 and take the long range frees and 45's..
john daly for me nailed on for the 6 jersey with dylan a good back up or wing..
sean kelly marks there best forward..he can play anywhere along the back line so he picks up the opposition best forward..
such a pity about mulkerrin..i was expecting a big year from him.,lets hope he makes a speedy recovery..
now who fills his jersey..it could possibly be sean kelly..big risk playing fitzgerald there in less you play a sweeper
all depends what system they play with..
ive no idea who plays midfield..for me conroy does and get 45 minutes out of him..can niall daly or james macloughlin
make a step up..time will tell.
finnerty and walsh takes the frees closer to goals for me..
team for first league game could be..
subs..gleesen.,p.kelly.,cathal sweeney.,mccrath.,mchugh.,mcwalter.,liam silke.,eoin finnerty.,dessie connoly.,brian mannion.,dylan canney..
you could chop and change the whole 26 named there but i think that could be pretty close..
if im leaving out an obvious choice pls include them..
i think also joyce has great flexability..so many players he has can play in various positions..
pls god no more injuries..
gbay (Galway) - Posts: 154 - 13/01/2022 20:51:54 2394827Link 0
Someone calling for Ciaran Duggan saying he was superb in 2018... We are now in 2022 and he has barely kicked a ball since ! D'Arcy from Caherlistrane isn't good enough but then again, neither is Barret from Leitir Mor so it looks like its a patch up job at midfield and a rotation of Conroy, Comer, Tierney and 1 more.
BLT (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 14/01/2022 09:15:14 2394834Link 0
Would like to see McDaid given a run in midfield.
TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 133 - 14/01/2022 09:20:34 2394835Link 0
Our free taking percentages have not been good enough last few years and that needs to, success is Dean Rock, Cillian O'connor, Clifford levels.
Our penalty stats ard poor also and could cost us, Silke(2019), Brannagan(2018), Walsh had one saved jn Castlebar(2014 was it).
smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 14/01/2022 10:25:18 2394843Link 0