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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "The Corofin team(s) we seen from 2013-19 never likely be seen again. A period that won 7 Galway titles in a row, 4 Connacht titles in 5 years and 4 All Ireland titles won in 6 years.

I'll have to watch the game back a 3rd time to see these numerous goal chances missed. The one I recall in the first half against the run of play a foul really should have been called as Conor Cunningham made about 10 steps before taking on that shot on that came off the crossbar.

Sunday was just another chapter in the Roscommon v Galway keenly contested and competitive rivalry. At both club and county level really nothing between the two counties, All on the day and matches between the sides never easy to call.

Next competitive meeting (I don't count the waste of time FBD comp played indoors) will be the NFL Div 1 meeting on the first weekend in Feb. While it's disappointing for Corofin to make their exit on the plus side Padraic Joyce chances of winning that match will now be boosted by having Corofin players available for selection and if St Brigids go on to reach the AI final they won't be available for Roscommon."
Cunningham missed a goal chance in the first and 2nd half so i would suggest you re watch.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 159 - 06/12/2023 09:19:00    2515696

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "The Corofin team(s) we seen from 2013-19 never likely be seen again. A period that won 7 Galway titles in a row, 4 Connacht titles in 5 years and 4 All Ireland titles won in 6 years.

I'll have to watch the game back a 3rd time to see these numerous goal chances missed. The one I recall in the first half against the run of play a foul really should have been called as Conor Cunningham made about 10 steps before taking on that shot on that came off the crossbar.

Sunday was just another chapter in the Roscommon v Galway keenly contested and competitive rivalry. At both club and county level really nothing between the two counties, All on the day and matches between the sides never easy to call.

Next competitive meeting (I don't count the waste of time FBD comp played indoors) will be the NFL Div 1 meeting on the first weekend in Feb. While it's disappointing for Corofin to make their exit on the plus side Padraic Joyce chances of winning that match will now be boosted by having Corofin players available for selection and if St Brigids go on to reach the AI final they won't be available for Roscommon."
No team that was seen in 2013 will be seen again, now that we're in 2023. That's life.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3360 - 06/12/2023 10:47:12    2515715

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Replying To crafty:  "I agree Corofin have had a good year. To be back again in the Provincial final is a good achievement for the club. It's not easy to keep coming back year after year at the top level. Brolly didn't do them any favours with his ridiculous assertion that they might save football which I'm sure gave a lot of motivation to their opponents. They were very poor at midfield and yesterday wasn't a good day for Liam Silke. They will be a strong team in Galway and Connacht in the years to come. They don't owe anything to anyone."
Yes, agreed re Joe Brolly. I used to find his punditry and writing entertaining but a lot of the insight and coherence is gone now in favour of click bait-friendly sound bites and sensationalism. I'd now disregard much of what he has to say.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 872 - 06/12/2023 11:22:33    2515723

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Cunningham missed a goal chance in the first and 2nd half so i would suggest you re watch."
Yeah he rattled the crossbar in the first half and put one just past the post early in the 2nd half. Add in all the scoreable frees Corofin missed and it could easily have been a very different game. Even if they didn't play particularly well on the day.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2181 - 06/12/2023 13:07:36    2515736

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Replying To Marooned:  "Yeah he rattled the crossbar in the first half and put one just past the post early in the 2nd half. Add in all the scoreable frees Corofin missed and it could easily have been a very different game. Even if they didn't play particularly well on the day."
Absolutely - if the chances were converted they could have got over the line in a game that they did not play well.

Apparently, they trained Friday and Saturday. 19 members of the panel attended a wedding on Saturday afternoon and then they trained in Pearse Stadium. Not sure very wise training Friday and Saturday before a Connacht Final.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 159 - 06/12/2023 14:32:37    2515752

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Absolutely - if the chances were converted they could have got over the line in a game that they did not play well.

Apparently, they trained Friday and Saturday. 19 members of the panel attended a wedding on Saturday afternoon and then they trained in Pearse Stadium. Not sure very wise training Friday and Saturday before a Connacht Final."
Well that sounds like total lies

veterngaa (Monaghan) - Posts: 324 - 06/12/2023 15:50:47    2515762

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Absolutely - if the chances were converted they could have got over the line in a game that they did not play well.

Apparently, they trained Friday and Saturday. 19 members of the panel attended a wedding on Saturday afternoon and then they trained in Pearse Stadium. Not sure very wise training Friday and Saturday before a Connacht Final."
Not sure it's wise questioning Corofin's preparation methods considering all they have won.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 363 - 06/12/2023 16:34:43    2515765

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Replying To Marooned:  "Yeah he rattled the crossbar in the first half and put one just past the post early in the 2nd half. Add in all the scoreable frees Corofin missed and it could easily have been a very different game. Even if they didn't play particularly well on the day."
Sice missed two or three when game was tight, could have been different if they went over.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 363 - 06/12/2023 16:36:24    2515766

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Replying To hopballref:  "Sice missed two or three when game was tight, could have been different if they went over."
Corofin also had a legit point not awarded to them mid way through the 2nd half when the umpires, ref and linesmen somehow all missed a valid score. That would have made it a 1 point game at the time. They didn't really deserve to win I thought on their performance but they also didn't really get the bounce of the ball on the day.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2181 - 06/12/2023 18:24:49    2515779

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Replying To hopballref:  "Not sure it's wise questioning Corofin's preparation methods considering all they have won."
One certainly shouldn't question it matter of fact there is few better prepared sides club or county than Corofin and here was the pre match comments from Kevin Johnson. "30 plus lads at training every night and all chomping at the bit and we have a lot done with the panel having this group in top shape as we build it one game at a time and looking forward to the next challenge and this challenge on Sunday it probably our biggest of the year so far" "Brigids have a very strong back line led by Brian Stack and the spine of their team is strong but for us it's about focussing ourselves and to be the best that we can be and training has gone really well since beating Ballina and we are really happy to where we are"

Can be no excuses here beaten by the better side on the day. Will be interesting to see can Corofin bounce next year some good players coming through but the older heads will need replacing in the next year or two.

@MapleSyrup I've watched it back. Two goal chances not "numerous chances" and the first one should have been pulled up for overcarrying.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 47 - 06/12/2023 18:35:27    2515782

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Absolutely - if the chances were converted they could have got over the line in a game that they did not play well.

Apparently, they trained Friday and Saturday. 19 members of the panel attended a wedding on Saturday afternoon and then they trained in Pearse Stadium. Not sure very wise training Friday and Saturday before a Connacht Final."
Not true for sure.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 200 - 06/12/2023 18:54:32    2515786

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Replying To GDL:  "That is true and it probably brings up the issue of the standard of club football in Galway, they hammered Caherlistrane and Salthill in group games and beat Moycullen who were only missing Sean Kelly on the day and they themselves were missing 3 or 4 key of their own starting forwards in the county final."
Shtop. I wouldn't swap Sean Kelly for the complete corofin subs bench plus unavailable players. No respect to them but SK is v special.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 820 - 06/12/2023 22:31:39    2515803

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Hearing that the junior intercounty competition is on its way back next year.
Anyone able to confirm this?
Many thanks

GalwayFan97 (Galway) - Posts: 4 - 06/12/2023 22:36:47    2515804

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Not true for sure."
Not an ounce of truth to it ?

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 159 - 07/12/2023 09:35:45    2515822

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Any talk of additions to the Galway panel for next year?

allstars23 (Galway) - Posts: 44 - 07/12/2023 10:00:27    2515824

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Tis only club lads. Unless you've actually played for one of the clubs involved I can never really understand anyone getting too invested either way outside of being an interested spectator. I'd notionally like to see Corofin do ok but have been on teams beaten by them too many times down the years to start hopping up and down in support like its our county team

I see Yondu is back, in other news

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 204 - 07/12/2023 10:00:58    2515825

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Not an ounce of truth to it ?"
No

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 200 - 07/12/2023 12:17:18    2515854

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Replying To GalwayFan97:  "Hearing that the junior intercounty competition is on its way back next year.
Anyone able to confirm this?
Many thanks"
It's not. 2024 Junior championship will contain 4 teams. British winner/runner up. Kilkenny and New York.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3307 - 07/12/2023 15:49:22    2515882

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Conor Flaherty back in with Galway? Excellent news.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1561 - 09/12/2023 18:44:21    2516144

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Great that Flaherty is back in goal. Will be a good competition in the league between himself and Gleeson. Shouldn't be a looking at any other goalies.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 636 - 09/12/2023 22:01:04    2516156

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