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guessing it is behind closed doors now if it goes a head at all

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1217 - 12/03/2020 11:45:40    2273533

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Ah lads youwont believe whats on tg4 now
Only the galway mayo classic from 1998 in castlebar
Happy days in this gloomy time enjoy

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1141 - 15/03/2020 14:15:54    2273864

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I thought VAL was on the Galway team that won the AlIreland in 1998.

3inarowsham (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 15/03/2020 16:31:39    2273883

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Replying To rhudson:  "Ah lads youwont believe whats on tg4 now
Only the galway mayo classic from 1998 in castlebar
Happy days in this gloomy time enjoy"
Just watched it again. Some great performances by Galway players;
Savo, Big Kevin, John Delivery, Niall Finnegan but my God how good was Gary Fahey that day? Won or broke every ball that came near him. Surely the most under-rated footballer of his generation.

Mailman98 (Galway) - Posts: 182 - 15/03/2020 17:46:28    2273896

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Replying To rhudson:  "Ah lads youwont believe whats on tg4 now
Only the galway mayo classic from 1998 in castlebar
Happy days in this gloomy time enjoy"
Can't believe how much football has improved since 1998. The amount of aimless kicking and giving the ball away was shocking.Time can play tricks with our minds as many of these players not as good as I thought they were. If this was a classic I wouldn't like to see a bad game from that time. A lot of big reputations are damaged by these replays.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 178 - 15/03/2020 20:22:02    2273914

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Replying To crafty:  "Can't believe how much football has improved since 1998. The amount of aimless kicking and giving the ball away was shocking.Time can play tricks with our minds as many of these players not as good as I thought they were. If this was a classic I wouldn't like to see a bad game from that time. A lot of big reputations are damaged by these replays."
Galway were a much better side in 2001 than 1998, imo. That '98 team was very young, and very inexperienced, with up to half the team in their first or second year. The 2001 win showed the potential that they had in 1998, because they really had no business winning the all-ireland in 1998, as you say, but that didn't stop them for some reason.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2349 - 15/03/2020 22:31:07    2273938

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Galway were a much better side in 2001 than 1998, imo. That '98 team was very young, and very inexperienced, with up to half the team in their first or second year. The 2001 win showed the potential that they had in 1998, because they really had no business winning the all-ireland in 1998, as you say, but that didn't stop them for some reason."
I agree with that Pope... the mid 90s to the end of the decade was a pretty poor period for football standards really. Mayo got to the final in '96 out of the blue and just promoted out of Div 3. John Maughan basically turned them into a better outfit than most by taking their preparations to a new level and allowing Colm McMenamin to use his tremendous engine and ball winning ability to wander all over the pitch. Galway did the same thing after and with a better footballing libero in Michael Donnellan. But bad passing, turnovers etc were rife. Kerry won the AI v Mayo in '97 with a team featuring some great names for the future, but also a lot of players who wouldn't make the Kerry b-squad now if they were around today. The '97 final itself, Maurice Fitz apart, was turgid stuff. Panels then were very small, with just twenty-something (26?) players allowed, so a few injuries would banjax your chances (as happened to Mayo ahead of and during the 97 final) and internal A v B games weren't possible in the way they are today to work on cohesion, tactics etc. It was different times, and no accident that every year was pretty unpredictable in terms of finalists and winners. There are many who'd point to the recent 5-in-a-row, and with all finals for years featuring just the same 5 teams, albeit playing to a very high standard, and say they'd rather go back to the excitement of the 90s, even if the standard was basically more amateurish.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2099 - 16/03/2020 10:50:41    2273961

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Replying To crafty:  "Can't believe how much football has improved since 1998. The amount of aimless kicking and giving the ball away was shocking.Time can play tricks with our minds as many of these players not as good as I thought they were. If this was a classic I wouldn't like to see a bad game from that time. A lot of big reputations are damaged by these replays."
I would agree in a lot of what you say. I was at that game in 98. Looking at it again almost 22 years later I'd have to say the passing was shocking from both sides. The amount of aimless high balls up in the air was shocking. The only thing I can't agree with is reputations been damaged. Definitely not the bad passing and aimless high balls was evident on both sides. Remember 20 plus years later those lads are not professionals. Plus ever since so much has been done to improve fitness stamina not to mention ball work. It was an eye opener to watch that game again but if I'm honest from memory it looked way better looking at it than than it does now on tv

Toman (Galway) - Posts: 403 - 16/03/2020 12:55:10    2273975

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Replying To 3inarowsham:  "I thought VAL was on the Galway team that won the AlIreland in 1998."
Val Daly? 1983 era

I will say the 1998 game was enjoyable, that is the purpose of watching games. In the 1990's I think Derry/Down was massive in 1994. Stay safe lads, at least the injuries will clear up for all counties

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1346 - 16/03/2020 13:40:37    2273981

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Val Daly? 1983 era

I will say the 1998 game was enjoyable, that is the purpose of watching games. In the 1990's I think Derry/Down was massive in 1994. Stay safe lads, at least the injuries will clear up for all counties"
Val played as player manager in '97 if memory serves me right. We got off to a terrible start that day, going 7 points down, but put it up to Mayo and actually led by 2 before eventually losing by 4.

Martin Mc got awful abuse for the short kick outs but when u look at them they generally found their man only for Mayo to turn it over. It was easy to blame him because traditionalists hate short kick outs. And by today's standards they weren't even short!!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1217 - 16/03/2020 14:47:44    2273988

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I think some of the comments on 1998 slightly harsh. Back then many would have said the game 20 yrs previous was awful to watch with Kerry and Dublin basically throwing the ball into the net as the rules allowed for a closed fist goal in those days. Galway '98 were wonderful to watch and between PJ, Ja and Michael Donnellan the speed of attack as good as seen before or since. I agree fitness has gone through the roof since and players are more like athletes nowaday but that period 15 mins into the 2nd half of the '98 final was spell binding. Also Kildare had some really big moments in the Leinster final and all Ireland semi final of that year.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1686 - 16/03/2020 16:59:24    2274007

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Val played as player manager in '97 if memory serves me right. We got off to a terrible start that day, going 7 points down, but put it up to Mayo and actually led by 2 before eventually losing by 4.

Martin Mc got awful abuse for the short kick outs but when u look at them they generally found their man only for Mayo to turn it over. It was easy to blame him because traditionalists hate short kick outs. And by today's standards they weren't even short!!"
Ya Val was player/manager in 1997 dropped Kevin Walsh. KW went on to win 3 all stars after that.

Ninnallik (Galway) - Posts: 43 - 18/03/2020 19:26:26    2274056

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Replying To Ninnallik:  "Ya Val was player/manager in 1997 dropped Kevin Walsh. KW went on to win 3 all stars after that."
Very easily forgotten across the last 5 years but the man was phenomenal in midfield. No doubt about it that if he was fully fit in 2000 that we would have beaten Kerry.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 282 - 19/03/2020 12:00:53    2274084

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Replying To FallenStar:  "Very easily forgotten across the last 5 years but the man was phenomenal in midfield. No doubt about it that if he was fully fit in 2000 that we would have beaten Kerry."
Agree. A legend for sure, was super when he came on in the 2000 final, dragged us back into it.

Such a pity his rep has got damaged by his managerial career, also bear in mind that was the game was being played by almost every team.

Galwayspur (Offaly) - Posts: 178 - 19/03/2020 14:46:19    2274095

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Galway were a much better side in 2001 than 1998, imo. That '98 team was very young, and very inexperienced, with up to half the team in their first or second year. The 2001 win showed the potential that they had in 1998, because they really had no business winning the all-ireland in 1998, as you say, but that didn't stop them for some reason."
Exactly, they were just starting out, they improved big time over the next few years.

Thought Tomas Mannion looked class, Divilly also looked good.

Galwayspur (Offaly) - Posts: 178 - 19/03/2020 15:53:46    2274098

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Replying To Ninnallik:  "Ya Val was player/manager in 1997 dropped Kevin Walsh. KW went on to win 3 all stars after that."
VAL has no Celtic cross ,

3inarowsham (Galway) - Posts: 34 - 20/03/2020 10:03:45    2274141

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how we all doing?

CillTormoir (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 20/03/2020 11:41:58    2274149

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Replying To CillTormoir:  "how we all doing?"
Hanging in there. And you in that fine part of East/South Galway?

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1686 - 20/03/2020 21:38:55    2274202

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Replying To Galwayspur:  "Exactly, they were just starting out, they improved big time over the next few years.

Thought Tomas Mannion looked class, Divilly also looked good."
I was taken aback how poor a standard it was Divilly just hoofed the ball de paor such an intelligent player made some awful kick passes, needless boxing the ball from kick outs


Fallon Fahy and finnegan were the only ones anywhere near a modern ic player

jm25 (Galway) - Posts: 1085 - 21/03/2020 16:50:38    2274246

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Replying To jm25:  "I was taken aback how poor a standard it was Divilly just hoofed the ball de paor such an intelligent player made some awful kick passes, needless boxing the ball from kick outs


Fallon Fahy and finnegan were the only ones anywhere near a modern ic player"
Ummmmm Michael Donnellan???

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 710 - 21/03/2020 19:26:43    2274254

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