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Replying To galwayman2:  "No they didn't. The competition they won is one run separately for Galway schools only - NOT the Connacht colleges senior A championship."
Correct and a bit of research always avoids mis information..

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 735 - 30/11/2022 13:45:01    2449153

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Replying To Yondu:  "Correct and a bit of research always avoids mis information.."
Yes but it's an A competition, and they beat teams in A grade.
So let's not take away the achievement of Dunmore winning it out

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 773 - 30/11/2022 14:38:28    2449159

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Reading all the players that are gone in with Galway 2 things that are very obvious most of them have being in before and did not impress and 2 all from senior clubs the intermediate players in Galway never get a chance and unfortunately prob never will if they called intermediate Senior B they might ,,,,,,, ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 636 - 30/11/2022 15:49:48    2449171

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Replying To Belclare:  "Yes but it's an A competition, and they beat teams in A grade.
So let's not take away the achievement of Dunmore winning it out"
Where did i take away from their achievements? Read back, i answered the question "can anyone confirm what grade they (Dunmore) play it in the Connacht series?"

Galway championship is a stand alone competition. Connacht series has All-Ireland title on offer for the Connacht winner.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 735 - 30/11/2022 15:51:14    2449172

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Replying To galwayman2:  "No they didn't. The competition they won is one run separately for Galway schools only - NOT the Connacht colleges senior A championship."
My bad . I meant to type Galway instead of Connacht..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 773 - 30/11/2022 16:08:51    2449174

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Reading all the players that are gone in with Galway 2 things that are very obvious most of them have being in before and did not impress and 2 all from senior clubs the intermediate players in Galway never get a chance and unfortunately prob never will if they called intermediate Senior B they might ,,,,,,, ,,"
I think it's important not to write off potential too soon. Look at Cillian Mcdaid. It has taken him a while to blossom but all he really needed was an injury free run and all of a sudden he's nominated for footballer of the year.

Evan Murphy has huge potential, Ian Burke is a former all star, Maher has something but can he step up, Barry Mchugh has been unbelievable in club championships Etc etc

No guarantees with any of them but they all have something. Can they put the hard yards in and step up.... hopefully.

It is hard for intermediate or junior players to get noticed. Good performances can be written off because it's a lower level but you have to imagine if your good enough and determined enough you will get your chance.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1689 - 30/11/2022 17:06:42    2449180

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Unfortunately intermediate players or junior players no chance in Galway they would prefer keep Bringing back players who are not up to it for last few years some players not even making there club team I wonder is ever other county as dismissing of intermediate and junior players ,,should pick an intermediate/ junior combined team and play the Galway fring players in match and see how that goes

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 636 - 30/11/2022 17:55:54    2449186

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Replying To Mayonman:  "I think it's important not to write off potential too soon. Look at Cillian Mcdaid. It has taken him a while to blossom but all he really needed was an injury free run and all of a sudden he's nominated for footballer of the year.

Evan Murphy has huge potential, Ian Burke is a former all star, Maher has something but can he step up, Barry Mchugh has been unbelievable in club championships Etc etc

No guarantees with any of them but they all have something. Can they put the hard yards in and step up.... hopefully.

It is hard for intermediate or junior players to get noticed. Good performances can be written off because it's a lower level but you have to imagine if your good enough and determined enough you will get your chance."
Damian comer is a prime example didn't make galway minor teaming think he didn't make the jarlaths team but was noticed first playing junior for the annaghdown second team got called into the u21 galway team and the rest we know

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 156 - 30/11/2022 20:49:20    2449198

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I read Ian Burke is back training with Galway.

FoolsGold (Cavan) - Posts: 2580 - 01/12/2022 09:04:39    2449205

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Unfortunately intermediate players or junior players no chance in Galway they would prefer keep Bringing back players who are not up to it for last few years some players not even making there club team I wonder is ever other county as dismissing of intermediate and junior players ,,should pick an intermediate/ junior combined team and play the Galway fring players in match and see how that goes"
Don't disagree with you about it being tough for players at lower grades but you are wrong to be dismissive of the players being brought in. Players mature at different rates. Lots of examples of players blossoming in mid 20's that didn't look up to it first time they were called in

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1689 - 01/12/2022 10:05:15    2449209

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Replying To Mayonman:  "I think it's important not to write off potential too soon. Look at Cillian Mcdaid. It has taken him a while to blossom but all he really needed was an injury free run and all of a sudden he's nominated for footballer of the year.

Evan Murphy has huge potential, Ian Burke is a former all star, Maher has something but can he step up, Barry Mchugh has been unbelievable in club championships Etc etc

No guarantees with any of them but they all have something. Can they put the hard yards in and step up.... hopefully.

It is hard for intermediate or junior players to get noticed. Good performances can be written off because it's a lower level but you have to imagine if your good enough and determined enough you will get your chance."
A very good point, plenty on here wrote of McDaid (not me) yet he's now shown that he's one of the best players in his position in the country.

I doubt Joyce will have the same issues he's had previously with player availability, last year has shown Galway aren't far away and will go in this year as a realistic contender.

I'd still have reservations about a couple of the lads who are back in the squad as still don't think they'll cut it at the top level. If Ian Burke can return to the form of 2018 then he'll be a huge addition. Evan Murphy has played very little football in recent years so might take another year or two before we see the best of him.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 176 - 01/12/2022 11:17:17    2449218

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On a broader note I am very optimistic about the future of Galway GAA.

The financial picture, the supermacs launch, The new jersey launch, the naming rights.... all seems very professional and a million miles from what it was like a few years ago.

Also the chairman talking about getting out underage into a proper provincial set, preferring to play more games and lose than less and win i.e. focus on development at underage.

Even the announcement of Shefflin last year. No one had an iota it was coming.

That is not to say that things are perfect however all the soundings coming from the top table are good at the moment.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1689 - 01/12/2022 12:06:44    2449223

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Replying To Mayonman:  "On a broader note I am very optimistic about the future of Galway GAA.

The financial picture, the supermacs launch, The new jersey launch, the naming rights.... all seems very professional and a million miles from what it was like a few years ago.

Also the chairman talking about getting out underage into a proper provincial set, preferring to play more games and lose than less and win i.e. focus on development at underage.

Even the announcement of Shefflin last year. No one had an iota it was coming.

That is not to say that things are perfect however all the soundings coming from the top table are good at the moment."
What's the story with the new jersey? No sign of one at the sponsorship launch.
Thought they would have it out before Xmas.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1056 - 01/12/2022 14:33:03    2449244

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Replying To galwayman2:  "What's the story with the new jersey? No sign of one at the sponsorship launch.
Thought they would have it out before Xmas."
Also, what is the story with team holidays for the hurlers and footballers, haven't seen anything about it. I saw Kerry in Mauritius and Dubai and Kilkenny hurlers in Thailand and I'm sure Limerick probably somewhere in the Caribbean. Are the Galway troops going anywhere nice?

hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 02/12/2022 11:02:15    2449314

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