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Minors beaten by 5 points by Leitrim.

Think they play Sligo in the semi-final play-off but their performances have been getting steadily worse.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1946 - 20/05/2022 20:34:03    2419074

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Replying To Marooned:  "Minors beaten by 5 points by Leitrim.

Think they play Sligo in the semi-final play-off but their performances have been getting steadily worse."
Poor result when you compare the resources Galway have as a County v Leitrim. Hard to blame the young lads or M'ment when the structures are not there & haven't been for decades, everybody winging it doing their own thing, comes back to the Coaching officers & Football Board.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1206 - 21/05/2022 11:22:48    2419126

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Replying To moc.dna:  "Poor result when you compare the resources Galway have as a County v Leitrim. Hard to blame the young lads or M'ment when the structures are not there & haven't been for decades, everybody winging it doing their own thing, comes back to the Coaching officers & Football Board."
I have to say looking at the u20 and minor teams performances over last 2 years
You would have to question the quality of coachng and tactical know how in the county
The talent is there in big nos but were not getting the best results we should be

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 21/05/2022 12:07:27    2419140

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Replying To rhudson:  "I have to say looking at the u20 and minor teams performances over last 2 years
You would have to question the quality of coachng and tactical know how in the county
The talent is there in big nos but were not getting the best results we should be"
Any day Galway are beaten by Leitrim in gaelic football in any grade is a very poor day with all due respect. The talent is certainly there. We are not making the most of our resources as a result of a deficiency in coaching and management. This needs to change or else being beaten by Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon will become the norm rather than the exception. With our talent and resources we should be top contenders every year instead of "also rans".

FatLadySinging (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 21/05/2022 13:53:01    2419171

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "Any day Galway are beaten by Leitrim in gaelic football in any grade is a very poor day with all due respect. The talent is certainly there. We are not making the most of our resources as a result of a deficiency in coaching and management. This needs to change or else being beaten by Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon will become the norm rather than the exception. With our talent and resources we should be top contenders every year instead of "also rans"."
I agree about talent. Not sure about resources though. Also prior to the last two years we have had very competitive minor and u20 teams winning 1 latter and getting to a number of minor finals. Of course the issue and still is to a degree is why this was not transitioning to senior and ultimate senior success. I have little idea of how underage coaching is structured but as we all know a good structure and/or underage success is not necessarily the silver bullet.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1878 - 21/05/2022 14:16:52    2419175

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Replying To FatLadySinging:  "Any day Galway are beaten by Leitrim in gaelic football in any grade is a very poor day with all due respect. The talent is certainly there. We are not making the most of our resources as a result of a deficiency in coaching and management. This needs to change or else being beaten by Leitrim, Sligo and Roscommon will become the norm rather than the exception. With our talent and resources we should be top contenders every year instead of "also rans"."
Roscommon, Sligo have beaten Galway plenty over the last few years at U17 level. That meanwhile was Leitrims first minor (U18 or U17 win) since 1998.

exception in this case as Galway decided to rest half of their starting team last night having already qualified for the semi final.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 21/05/2022 14:22:26    2419177

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Doesn't seem to be an integrated structure between age grades.

Is there an athletic development program that continues through the grades or do they start again every year? Same question on skill development?

There should be an overall program with all the different squad managers reporting into 1 director who ensures coordination etc. It is relatively simple structure to implement and all the best counties and provincial rugby have it. Its it lack of forward thinking or resources (money)?

On a positive note I see a galway gaa shop being advertised at Pearse Stadium. Maybe this is the start of becoming more professional ...... baby steps!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 21/05/2022 20:28:27    2419268

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Roscommon, Sligo have beaten Galway plenty over the last few years at U17 level. That meanwhile was Leitrims first minor (U18 or U17 win) since 1998.

exception in this case as Galway decided to rest half of their starting team last night having already qualified for the semi final."
Jack Lonergan and Cillian Trayers on the Galway minor hurling team
I presume thats them gone from football
They would be 2 of the better players on team

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 22/05/2022 12:39:30    2419372

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Replying To rhudson:  "Jack Lonergan and Cillian Trayers on the Galway minor hurling team
I presume thats them gone from football
They would be 2 of the better players on team"
They are also two of the better players on the hurling team although with the talent on that minor hurling team it looks like they will stroll to another All-Ireland. The two lads were taken off against Clare I presume with the idea of going back to the football as they won't be needed on the hurling panel until the semi final against Tipp or Offaly.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 180 - 23/05/2022 10:58:45    2419618

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Is Eoghan Kelly part of senior panel now?

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 312 - 23/05/2022 15:30:36    2419774

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Our minors and the minor management team need to get it together rapidly and lift the effort massively on Friday evening vs Sligo in the Connacht semi. With our last two very poor showings, Sligo are smelling blood! We're much better than this.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 23/05/2022 15:49:11    2419786

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Roscommon, Sligo have beaten Galway plenty over the last few years at U17 level. That meanwhile was Leitrims first minor (U18 or U17 win) since 1998.

exception in this case as Galway decided to rest half of their starting team last night having already qualified for the semi final."
Sligo haven't beaten Galway at u17 or u18 since 1996.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1006 - 24/05/2022 09:24:49    2419876

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Replying To rhudson:  "Jack Lonergan and Cillian Trayers on the Galway minor hurling team
I presume thats them gone from football
They would be 2 of the better players on team"
No they were rested for the Leitrim game as Galway were already guaranteed second place.
They will be back for Sligo.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1006 - 24/05/2022 09:25:57    2419877

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Replying To galwayman2:  "No they were rested for the Leitrim game as Galway were already guaranteed second place.
They will be back for Sligo."
Correct. They're available to both teams.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1436 - 24/05/2022 10:48:16    2419900

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Well lads and ladettes.

This is arguable a bigger game than Mayo. We could have got away with an honorable defeat against Mayo and still claimed we were making progress (maybe not!) but I think this game is different. For all the talk about Rossies being favourites we will all be hugely disappointed if Galway lose and the team will lose a massive amount of momentum. If we win I don't think the national media/pundits will pay much heed to us because for all the talk of Rossies putting it up to us deep down they expect us to win (rightly or wrongly).

Regarding the game itself. I have been hugely encouraged with the way Cillian McDaid is moving. He has not had a clear run without injuries since his return from Aus and he looks like he could finally be fulfilling his huge potential. Could be like a new player for us.

The keeper will be an interesting call. Is O'Fla still injured? I expect him to start if not. PJ is a huge O'Laoi fan and Heaney always delivers. Patrick Kelly and Niall Daly are big impact players. It woiuldn't surprise me either if he dropped Glynn, put Molloy in the corner and dropped Heaney back.

Paul Kelly is a little unlucky.

Team I expect
Flaherty
Glynn Kelly Silke
Mchugh Daly Molloy
Conroy McDaid
O'Laoi Tierney Heaney
Comer Walsh Finnerty

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 24/05/2022 14:14:39    2419974

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Well lads and ladettes.

This is arguable a bigger game than Mayo. We could have got away with an honorable defeat against Mayo and still claimed we were making progress (maybe not!) but I think this game is different. For all the talk about Rossies being favourites we will all be hugely disappointed if Galway lose and the team will lose a massive amount of momentum. If we win I don't think the national media/pundits will pay much heed to us because for all the talk of Rossies putting it up to us deep down they expect us to win (rightly or wrongly).

Regarding the game itself. I have been hugely encouraged with the way Cillian McDaid is moving. He has not had a clear run without injuries since his return from Aus and he looks like he could finally be fulfilling his huge potential. Could be like a new player for us.

The keeper will be an interesting call. Is O'Fla still injured? I expect him to start if not. PJ is a huge O'Laoi fan and Heaney always delivers. Patrick Kelly and Niall Daly are big impact players. It woiuldn't surprise me either if he dropped Glynn, put Molloy in the corner and dropped Heaney back.

Paul Kelly is a little unlucky.

Team I expect
Flaherty
Glynn Kelly Silke
Mchugh Daly Molloy
Conroy McDaid
O'Laoi Tierney Heaney
Comer Walsh Finnerty"
good post.,
good team but tierney will go midfield and mcdaid to centre forward perhaps..
i said it on here a few weeks ago..
the weak link is glynn..i no he is young and i hope he will come good..

molloy got roasted on smith in the league final..he's much better om the wing..

jonathan mccrath is a much better defender but again he's very small and prob
not physically strong enough yeat for a cornor back position..

i no its along shot but id nealy go with billy mannion.,big strong very quick and a brill
defender..
flaherty is fit for sunday and i think he'll go back in goals although gleeson has done
very little wrong..
i think pj will go defensive and play
o laoi mcdaid and heaney in the half forward line..
with comer walsh and finnerty in ff line..

i think he could flood the defence and play counter attacking football and move the ball quick inside..
we cant take on this roscommon team man on man as we could really struggle..

if everyone is fit and available id go with..
1.flaherty
2.mannion
3.kelly
4silke
5.molloy
6.daly
7.mchugh
8.conroy
9.tierney
10.o laoi
11.mcdaid
12.heaney
13.finnerty
14.comer
15.walsh

subs,.gleeson.,glynn.,mccrath.,sweeney.,paul kelly.,patrick kelly.,gallagher.,dessie.,niall daly.,tomo.,darragh silke.

lets hope its a fine day and a great win.
Gaillimh abu

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 222 - 24/05/2022 15:21:28    2419997

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Sligo haven't beaten Galway at u17 or u18 since 1996."
Interesting I thought they had maybe i mixed it up with U21 wins. They got plenty of wins over Roscommon,Mayo over the last few years at minor level many of which was similar in quality to Galway.

Aren't Jack Lonergan and Cillian Trayers due to play for the hurlers Saturday morning and will hardly play both games? I think Galway should beat Sligo on Friday night regardless if they play or not.

As for Sunday's Connacht final I'm expecting a close battle between well matched teams i'd give Galway the edge by a point or two having the extra motivation and on a high after taking All Ireland contender out in their own backyard. 1-15 to 1-13 I'd reckon.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 24/05/2022 19:24:51    2420051

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The weather forecast is looking excellent for Sunday. Sunshine in Salthill and our boys ready to light it up. I've said this before, Roscommon want a mega-physical wrestling match and an aerial battle. Once past midfield, we need to play with real attacking swagger and just bear down on goal in waves, again and again. They don't want us playing that positive, fearless attacking brand of football upfront. They'll struggle with that but not with a physical slog. We owe em one. Cmon Galway.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 25/05/2022 10:03:34    2420095

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it was just confirmed today that both flaherty and cannay are both still out for another few weeks
so gleeson to start in goals..
on the plus side no new injury worries..

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 222 - 25/05/2022 20:16:49    2420257

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Hope the Gardai / Traffic Corps are out in big numbers to keep things flowing across town on Sunday. Ross and a lot of Galway crowd coming from the east side of town, of course, so the Tuam Rd, Headford Rd junctions, bridge, west side / rahoon will be jammed, unless they're out to keep the junctions moving.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 26/05/2022 14:39:08    2420364

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