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ok can we move on now please
lets look at 2020 and beyond
and let us start talking about the players we need to bring in

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1043 - 12/10/2019 20:50:25    2243049

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Who are the people coming from other counties onto a Galway page liking this post and disliking others? Really odd behaviour, you'd really want to get a life.

The inaccuracies here are funny. Two excellent Archer goals at the start had Galway way behind in that u20 game and yet they got it back to level despite missing loads of chances. Joyces tactics looked spot on that day, he can't go out and correct players missing easy frees and chances. They dominated possession and didnt execute. Conveniently ignore them winning the Kerins cup at ease beating Cork, Dublin & Kerry along the way.

Divillys coaching credentials are superb. UCD have been consistently high scoring in sigerson, a competition renowned for low scores due to poor conditions of games played in winter. But sure lets make stuff up to try have a little dig, all coming from concerned posters from Roscommon, a county that only plays 1 sport and has less than 1/4 the All Irelands of Galway and half the Connacht titles. Maybe turn your concern inward."
The green thumbs are for agreeing with an opinion the opposite for the red thumbs. You need to deal with that instead of getting upset.

I'm not from Roscommon but you must a bee in your bonnet with them for some reason. I have a very good life which over the years has included GAA coaching in both the UK and Ireland what is your life other than trying to play online keyboard warrior?

You would want to do a little more research on John Divillys and how his sigerson cup teams were set up especially against the better colleges. Kerins Cup is a pre-season competition and shouldn't be brought into any convesation when talking up or down a manager. U20 is a poor man's U21 competition and Dublin management gave Galway a schooling in that AI semi final, game was won early on and they kept Galway at arms length for the rest of the game. Was enough evidence in that game alone that PJ needed more time at that grade before stepping up to senior management however if Divilly is given more of influence you should at least see Galway seniors more organised in defence than they were this year under Kevin Walsh.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 246 - 12/10/2019 22:24:17    2243070

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Who will take over the u20s now?

gaillimhboy (Galway) - Posts: 249 - 12/10/2019 23:19:12    2243074

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Replying To Yondu:  "The green thumbs are for agreeing with an opinion the opposite for the red thumbs. You need to deal with that instead of getting upset.

I'm not from Roscommon but you must a bee in your bonnet with them for some reason. I have a very good life which over the years has included GAA coaching in both the UK and Ireland what is your life other than trying to play online keyboard warrior?

You would want to do a little more research on John Divillys and how his sigerson cup teams were set up especially against the better colleges. Kerins Cup is a pre-season competition and shouldn't be brought into any convesation when talking up or down a manager. U20 is a poor man's U21 competition and Dublin management gave Galway a schooling in that AI semi final, game was won early on and they kept Galway at arms length for the rest of the game. Was enough evidence in that game alone that PJ needed more time at that grade before stepping up to senior management however if Divilly is given more of influence you should at least see Galway seniors more organised in defence than they were this year under Kevin Walsh."
Looks like an inside job with the lads looking after each other. Joyce, Scan and Divilly all old friends but have achieved very little. Kerins would have been a much better choice of manager as he would come with no baggage. Cant see this crew giving Corofin players much of a chance but maybe they are better off staying with their club as they might win something there.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 12/10/2019 23:31:43    2243077

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Replying To galwaygoal:  "Ok. Congratulations. PJ. You deserve your chance.
Just a few thoughts.
Galway needs to be united and that will take a lot of work. It will take work to get the supporters behind us. It will take an effort to get clubs be hind the team.
This will take a huge effort in terms of humility and to be grounded. Look at the 2 teams in this years All Ireland finals. The definition of coolness. I just don't see see PJ as Co in this light based on the u20 semifinal display. The Galway team is not just a 1 year project but a 5 yr plan.
Here is to hope and a long term plan. Here is to humility and a to getting the whole county behind them."
He should get the same amount of time as K W and be judged on the results and trophies, and get the same amount of Support.

SAMMYTHEBULL (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 13/10/2019 02:19:45    2243088

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Replying To Yondu:  "The green thumbs are for agreeing with an opinion the opposite for the red thumbs. You need to deal with that instead of getting upset.

I'm not from Roscommon but you must a bee in your bonnet with them for some reason. I have a very good life which over the years has included GAA coaching in both the UK and Ireland what is your life other than trying to play online keyboard warrior?

You would want to do a little more research on John Divillys and how his sigerson cup teams were set up especially against the better colleges. Kerins Cup is a pre-season competition and shouldn't be brought into any convesation when talking up or down a manager. U20 is a poor man's U21 competition and Dublin management gave Galway a schooling in that AI semi final, game was won early on and they kept Galway at arms length for the rest of the game. Was enough evidence in that game alone that PJ needed more time at that grade before stepping up to senior management however if Divilly is given more of influence you should at least see Galway seniors more organised in defence than they were this year under Kevin Walsh."
This is laughable. Dublin won the game early and kept Galway at arms length for the rest of the game. How can you explain the game being level then midway through the second half? How would you define arms length?

You're not from Roscommon yet turn up in every Roscommon related discussion. Grand. If you've such a good life (yet felt the need to emigrate, obviously things weren't going so well for you here) then why do you and your merry band of likers come onto an opposing page making things up to have a dig?

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 88 - 13/10/2019 10:29:04    2243104

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Replying To crafty:  "Looks like an inside job with the lads looking after each other. Joyce, Scan and Divilly all old friends but have achieved very little. Kerins would have been a much better choice of manager as he would come with no baggage. Cant see this crew giving Corofin players much of a chance but maybe they are better off staying with their club as they might win something there."
How on earth has Divilly achieved very little? Sigerson cup is the second highest grade in football after senior intercounty. He's managed a team to win Sigerson twice

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 88 - 13/10/2019 10:32:25    2243105

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Who are the people coming from other counties onto a Galway page liking this post and disliking others? Really odd behaviour, you'd really want to get a life.

The inaccuracies here are funny. Two excellent Archer goals at the start had Galway way behind in that u20 game and yet they got it back to level despite missing loads of chances. Joyces tactics looked spot on that day, he can't go out and correct players missing easy frees and chances. They dominated possession and didnt execute. Conveniently ignore them winning the Kerins cup at ease beating Cork, Dublin & Kerry along the way.

Divillys coaching credentials are superb. UCD have been consistently high scoring in sigerson, a competition renowned for low scores due to poor conditions of games played in winter. But sure lets make stuff up to try have a little dig, all coming from concerned posters from Roscommon, a county that only plays 1 sport and has less than 1/4 the All Irelands of Galway and half the Connacht titles. Maybe turn your concern inward."
I thought the Archer goals came about due to fairly loose defending from Mulkerrin who is highly rated by Galway supporters, Dublin ran out comfortable 7 points winners in a game they always had extra gears to Galway and margin of victory didn't flatter them. That result and performance looked much worse when for Galway when Dublin lost the final by 8 point to Cork in match they were outscored from the 10th minutes 3-16 to 0-8.

Galway supporters on here and elsewhere are right to voice their concerns about this appointment, after all Alan Mulholland was appointed off the back of winning U21 All Ireland which also happened to be a higher and better grade than Sigerson cup level and he really struggled in senior management.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2419 - 13/10/2019 13:31:37    2243140

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Replying To PressureKick:  "This is laughable. Dublin won the game early and kept Galway at arms length for the rest of the game. How can you explain the game being level then midway through the second half? How would you define arms length?

You're not from Roscommon yet turn up in every Roscommon related discussion. Grand. If you've such a good life (yet felt the need to emigrate, obviously things weren't going so well for you here) then why do you and your merry band of likers come onto an opposing page making things up to have a dig?"
Nothing I said was laughable. Have you got that joker condition of uncontrollable laughter?

Dublin U20s laid down the platform to win early on, at no stage did they not control that game and won pulling up. The very definition of having the opposition at arms length.

Turning up at every Roscommon related discussion, you clearly are confusing me with someone else. And newsflash this is the new Galway football manager thread you should park your weird obsession with the rossies.

I went where my work brought me and would highly recommend other young coaches to do some experience in the UK also. Why did you go did the pressure get so much that you had to emigrate?

Going by the amount of red thumbs you get on here it seems you aren't the most popular Galway poster.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 246 - 13/10/2019 14:12:23    2243152

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Joyce and his management team dont have the experience that the other div 1 teams management have no point arguing that they have all this experience. They don't. Great manager dont always make great managers. But they are completely unproven and let's let their results do the talking . No point writing them off before a ball has been kicked .

I already see people saying certain clubs won't get a look in . Why ? Absolutely ridiculous joyce stuck with galway for years . Long after the good times were a thing of the past. That man wants the best for galway . He has at least earned that respect and that shouldn't be questioned

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 976 - 13/10/2019 14:24:44    2243155

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Joyce and his management team dont have the experience that the other div 1 teams management have no point arguing that they have all this experience. They don't. Great manager dont always make great managers. But they are completely unproven and let's let their results do the talking . No point writing them off before a ball has been kicked .

I already see people saying certain clubs won't get a look in . Why ? Absolutely ridiculous joyce stuck with galway for years . Long after the good times were a thing of the past. That man wants the best for galway . He has at least earned that respect and that shouldn't be questioned"
Typo* great players don't always make great managers

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 976 - 13/10/2019 14:40:53    2243157

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Replying To PressureKick:  "How on earth has Divilly achieved very little? Sigerson cup is the second highest grade in football after senior intercounty. He's managed a team to win Sigerson twice"
Third highest grade after the John Kerins Cup. Don't forget that.

FallenStar (Galway) - Posts: 255 - 13/10/2019 14:58:14    2243159

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Good luck to Padraig Joyce and his new team. They will need it. And to hell with all the nay sayers. Gaillimh abú

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 1657 - 13/10/2019 19:12:33    2243202

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Replying To crafty:  "Looks like an inside job with the lads looking after each other. Joyce, Scan and Divilly all old friends but have achieved very little. Kerins would have been a much better choice of manager as he would come with no baggage. Cant see this crew giving Corofin players much of a chance but maybe they are better off staying with their club as they might win something there."
I'd say Corofin lads will have every chance - and rightly so. Some serious Corofin involvement in the backroom, and I don't mean the publicly announced management team. Corofin will be just fine.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 139 - 13/10/2019 19:27:01    2243207

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Please please move on to 2020
loose the negativity bitching point scoring etc
lets talk about the new era new players
this forum has become so boring and sad

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1043 - 13/10/2019 19:55:24    2243216

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Outside of the guys mentioned in the statements - Divilly, Concannon, O Domhnaill - do we
Know who else is involved in backroom in terms of S&C etc?

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 642 - 13/10/2019 20:44:12    2243231

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