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The Return of The Prodigal

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Well theres a bolt out of the blue - half back or half forward - take your pick!
By the way I read his book over Christmas and it was a cracking read - part 2 to follow next Christmas Paul?
Anyway belated Happy New Year to all the regulars here and this news has kick started me already for the Championship.
I decided to coincide my return here with this breaking news!

traleeexile (Kerry) - Posts: 732 - 04/03/2015 09:08:28    1699012


Great news, always felt his was the heart of the Kerry team. First man I'd have on my team sheet and this is coming from a Kilflynn man who has no love for Lixnaw!!! I see some trolls on the national dailies comments pages are saying this is only a 'sad' attempt to reignite his career outside of football. I hope Paul is writing all them down in that little black book of motivation he carries about.

This man has earned to right to say when he stays and when he goes. Paul and Eamon are no fools and they would have thought long and hard about this, Galvin will be prepared to do whatever Eamon has in mind for him, even if its just a role as an impact sub or strong leader around the camp.

I really think over the last year Kerry are building something special, the back to back is so hard in the modern era but I genuinely believe this team are capable of it, as were their predecessors in 2007. Great times for Kerry football and who would have said that 12 months ago :)

TheHermit (Kerry) - Posts: 5926 - 04/03/2015 13:31:55    1699132


Well said lads and it is great to have galley back, I know the Kerry women ( my wife and her friends included) will be over the moon.
An Riocht Abu.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12158 - 04/03/2015 16:33:44    1699204


I think this is a well calculated move by Fitz. He is well well aware of what we need to retain the Cup and he has his finger on the pulse, he may see failings in our panel inside at training that no one else can see. The panel now is important and the bench and the role fringe players play has become paramount due to injuries and the introduction of the black card, Every panel now requires adequate cover for every position and players that would get on any county team now have to realise that as a panel player maybe the role best effective is off the bench.

In saying that I am delighted that Paul is back - I have never witnessed any player in any code that can raise the tempo or atmosphere of a game single handed. I remember a Cork Game in Killarney years ago and as soon as he came off the bench the whole ground shook with anticipation - what a leader and what a player… he still has something to offer, put it this way the role that Declan played last year is what I think Galvin can bring to the table this year be it in the half back or half forward line… I think this matter and any knock on effects have been really considered by Fitz and I can see this being a masterstroke down the line.. and ya Kingdomboy 1 - I know a woman or two who will be flocking to gaa grounds this year for a glimpse of the "hero" in tight shorts

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5000 - 05/03/2015 14:57:08    1699476


Ya horse I can still hear the women scream when his name would be called out in the number 10 position. I wonder will he play any part on Sunday ! He scored 1-01 against the U21s the other night.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12158 - 05/03/2015 20:06:25    1699603


unlikely.. I;d be happy enough to have Kelly back in goals and say Crowley getting more game time.. we'll know in half an hour I suppose

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5000 - 05/03/2015 20:22:17    1699609


Hard to fathom this move,I have to agree with Pat Spillane, Paul Galvin's return is not a good move for Kerry, Paul was a super footballer, but he's 35 now, will have lost a bit of pace, it could end in tears. Not good signal to emerging younger Kerry players.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1215 - 06/03/2015 19:41:06    1699957


The longridge I wouldn't worry 2 much about it, he mightend even play a minute for us but he might do a bit of work with Mikey geaney and a few more of the younger lads. So all in all I think it'l be a good thing.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12158 - 06/03/2015 21:30:43    1699988


If anything lads it will certainly take the attention and pressure off Tommy Walsh,which is definitely a good thing.I'm sure Tommy is sick of the media hype and expectation surrounding his return.This will certainly alleviate all that and let him get down to business.Time will tell with Paul.It has made the approaching summer very interesting!!!

bernard3 (Kerry) - Posts: 106 - 07/03/2015 18:56:17    1700114


That is a very valid point Bernard3, one I never even considered.... ya you very much spot on

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5000 - 07/03/2015 19:43:26    1700128


I was also thinking that Bernard and it could be very possible in fairness.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12158 - 07/03/2015 21:15:17    1700170


Did Galvin play with Finuge in 2014 after his county retirement?

fergie (Carlow) - Posts: 1105 - 05/04/2015 20:51:42    1711000


Horsebox and Kingdom Boy ye are 2 cute hoors.Could ye do a few Motivation sessions for us Patsies down in Waterford?
It might put us on our way to Liam!!!

carrickwat10 (Limerick) - Posts: 72 - 10/04/2015 15:24:24    1712769


couldn't afford us!!!!

Horsebox77 (Kerry) - Posts: 5000 - 10/04/2015 16:07:04    1712798


well it was a good try!!!We won´t give up,though... you`re too good and everyman has his price!!

carrickwat10 (Limerick) - Posts: 72 - 10/04/2015 17:08:52    1712826


I'd love to help ye out but I don't know a whole lot about the old egg and spoon race ;-) horse wud be your man I'd say :-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 12158 - 10/04/2015 21:19:56    1712895


KB1 forget the technical stuff we need the 2 of ye on board for man-management know-how.In return we will send Paul Galvin
some breathtaking short shorts to add to his collection.

carrickwat10 (Limerick) - Posts: 72 - 11/04/2015 08:41:24    1712908