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Ruari Levaille is probably the best of a bad lot. Don't think his a Joyce kind of man! Could be wrong on that!

We should have been up 3 or 4 up at half time if we had a decent keeper.

Howardhunt1 (Galway) - Posts: 69 - 23/10/2022 18:02:54    2445144

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Replying To GDL:  "Perhaps we should do an Armagh on it and place a outfield player in goals. They could attend a recently set up Goal Keeping school here in Galway, everything covered except kickouts and how to deal with high balls."
On a serious note. I do remember when Paul Conroy broke his legs that time someone suggested that he would have been perfect for it. Big, mobile, 2 footed and an excellent underage Soccer goalkeeper. I wouldn't be against it to be honest. I didn't see anything today to get excited about as regards our goalkeeping issue.

On the games, impressed with Annaghdown, the Cathal Sweeney goal was a sucker punch, perfect time for them and the opposite for Annaghdown. Very impressed with John Maher, he dominated the middle third to be fair.

Second game, Moycullen were different class to be fair. Paul and Sean Kelly virtually unplayable, can't see them being stopped.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 23/10/2022 18:24:06    2445148

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Replying To Howardhunt1:  "Ruari Levaille is probably the best of a bad lot. Don't think his a Joyce kind of man! Could be wrong on that!

We should have been up 3 or 4 up at half time if we had a decent keeper."
Having sat through both games today, it seems there are just no above average goal keepers around. Mistakes everywhere today and Lavelle is the best of them for kickouts but we have been down that road already. This will be a major blight on what will otherwise be a strong panel where we have cover in most positions.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 23/10/2022 18:39:42    2445153

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Replying To smallfrank:  "On a serious note. I do remember when Paul Conroy broke his legs that time someone suggested that he would have been perfect for it. Big, mobile, 2 footed and an excellent underage Soccer goalkeeper. I wouldn't be against it to be honest. I didn't see anything today to get excited about as regards our goalkeeping issue.

On the games, impressed with Annaghdown, the Cathal Sweeney goal was a sucker punch, perfect time for them and the opposite for Annaghdown. Very impressed with John Maher, he dominated the middle third to be fair.

Second game, Moycullen were different class to be fair. Paul and Sean Kelly virtually unplayable, can't see them being stopped."
Sean Kelly was brilliant I'm a neutral but the referee didn't give Sean any protection a couple of very late and dirty hits should have been picked up on one in particular right in front of the linesman

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 23/10/2022 18:53:59    2445158

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Delighted with the win

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 23/10/2022 19:38:35    2445166

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Replying To minor77:  "Sean Kelly was brilliant I'm a neutral but the referee didn't give Sean any protection a couple of very late and dirty hits should have been picked up on one in particular right in front of the linesman"
MM have a history of being fairly nasty, but sean and co gave them their place today, what a player just at it from the first minute.

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 159 - 23/10/2022 19:44:55    2445170

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Two highly impressive wins for Salthill and Moycullen which makes for intriguing final.

Wins built on a solid defences with both conceding just 0-9 so i wouldn't expect a scoring final however with defences that good and good forwards at the other end the winner will have a very good chance to win Connacht also.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 753 - 23/10/2022 19:47:17    2445171

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Salthill were a bit better I thought but Comer 100% should have had at least one penalty in the closing minutes there. The first one in particular looked a stonewall penalty with Salthill lads hanging off Comer after he won a high ball into the square but the ref waved play on.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2017 - 23/10/2022 20:17:04    2445177

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Delighted with the win"
Well this post was moderated. I felt very strongly about the behaviour of some of M/M players

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 23/10/2022 20:25:30    2445181

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Great to see two West Board teams in the final :)

puckemhard (Galway) - Posts: 226 - 24/10/2022 08:45:07    2445200

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val daly talked about foot-ball the other day on the radio, only one team played it yesterday, much thebetter team moycullen were. city and west is where football is at this year scans

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 248 - 24/10/2022 09:16:07    2445201

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Sean Kelly is a dinger of a player.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 24/10/2022 09:35:53    2445203

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Went to the semi finals yesterday. Very impressed with Moycullen. Thought MM looked very tired. Long season for the county players. Moycullen looked very fresh. It seems like Don and his team played Lettermore and Claregalway and just did enough to get past the line with exerting must energy. Thought Salthill got out of jail. Stonewall penalty against Comer (if not two) when Annaghdown were 2 points down. Thought Referee standard for County Semi finals was very poor. Especially the first match. You were way his hand was going to go up towards. Not really good enough. I know it is give respect get Respect but when you miss stonewall decisions it is hard to get respect. If I was from Annaghdown this morning I would not be happy. On the other hand Salthill must be thrilled with their progression. Having a lot of money in the club helps. One final note, Salthill brought their own sponsor out in front for their team Photo. Is that fair to the Championship sponsor.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 12 - 24/10/2022 09:37:35    2445204

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Replying To smallfrank:  "On a serious note. I do remember when Paul Conroy broke his legs that time someone suggested that he would have been perfect for it. Big, mobile, 2 footed and an excellent underage Soccer goalkeeper. I wouldn't be against it to be honest. I didn't see anything today to get excited about as regards our goalkeeping issue.

On the games, impressed with Annaghdown, the Cathal Sweeney goal was a sucker punch, perfect time for them and the opposite for Annaghdown. Very impressed with John Maher, he dominated the middle third to be fair.

Second game, Moycullen were different class to be fair. Paul and Sean Kelly virtually unplayable, can't see them being stopped."
I wouldn't be against that but players themselves might like the idea of being put in goals. You'll always hear rumors of teams trying it, Bryan Sheehan was going in goals for Kerry one year, Big Joe Sheridan was tried in goals for Meath during the league, Shane O'Rourke was tried in full forward and in goals for Meath. Seems to be a more done thing in hurling, a lot of the goalies are outfield players with their clubs or even started out on county panels as outfield players. I remember there was talk (rumors again) that Tadhg Haran was going in goals for galway in hurling. Paul Conroy would be the one outfielder for galway who would make the best go at it, great distribution, great under a high ball (our biggest let down in goalkeepers) etc Although I'd love to see it I'd say Paul still sees himself as contributor out the field. We've about 5/6 goalies in galway all at the same level and that's a very average level, we've surely the highest turnover in goalies of any county the last 5 years, crazy amount.
Well done to Salthill and Moycullen. Didn't expect Moycullen to win as handy. They seem a cut above the rest this year, bar the draw in the group stage, and should win by a couple of points. Did say from the start they're the best set up team for a run at an all Ireland club title, have a serious amount of options and quality on the pitch. Would make for an interesting club all Ireland Moycullen vs Kilmacud. Would Shane Walsh be the first lad ever to play against a club from his native county in a club all Ireland?

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 120 - 24/10/2022 10:02:01    2445207

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Replying To puckemhard:  "Great to see two West Board teams in the final :)"
Only the second time in the history of the competition have two clubs from whest of the corrib have competed in a senior county final.
S/k v Carna in 2005 being the first.
NB C'Rua v Oranmore were both part of the West board in 1996.

fearruanua (Galway) - Posts: 364 - 24/10/2022 10:13:44    2445209

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Well this post was moderated. I felt very strongly about the behaviour of some of M/M players"
From what I saw leaving the stadium yesterday it seems some of their supporters behaviour wasn't great either.

fearruanua (Galway) - Posts: 364 - 24/10/2022 10:19:15    2445213

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Looks like willismstown are safe with two wins . Dogfight for last place on the bus to avoid junior football.

northbouind (Galway) - Posts: 295 - 24/10/2022 10:28:09    2445216

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Replying To smallfrank:  "On a serious note. I do remember when Paul Conroy broke his legs that time someone suggested that he would have been perfect for it. Big, mobile, 2 footed and an excellent underage Soccer goalkeeper. I wouldn't be against it to be honest. I didn't see anything today to get excited about as regards our goalkeeping issue.

On the games, impressed with Annaghdown, the Cathal Sweeney goal was a sucker punch, perfect time for them and the opposite for Annaghdown. Very impressed with John Maher, he dominated the middle third to be fair.

Second game, Moycullen were different class to be fair. Paul and Sean Kelly virtually unplayable, can't see them being stopped."
Honestly I thought that Annaghdown did well around the middle. I thought Maher (after a good year) was very anonymous yesterday. Thought that Daithi Kilcommins was super for a lad of only 18 though for some reason he was not on Galway Under 20 this year. I thought the other Kilcommins also did well in a holding role and Comer was the Star for Annaghdown. Thought Sweeney was good in spots and the stars for Salthill was Culhane and Finnerty. Lovely sweet kickers of the ball, both of them.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 12 - 24/10/2022 10:40:47    2445221

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Replying To fearruanua:  "From what I saw leaving the stadium yesterday it seems some of their supporters behaviour wasn't great either."
??? I walked around the pitch and hung around for a half hour talking to people from both clubs and witnessed nothing only sporting comments. Mountbellew disappointed at how much they under performed, , Moycullen delighted with a brilliant display.... but no animosity of any shape or form.... as it should be.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 503 - 24/10/2022 10:50:46    2445223

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No mention of Conor Flaherty in these goalkeeper discussions? I would have thought he's still the first choice for the county, and would have continued in the position after the league last year if it wasn't for injury.

TheHuckleBuck (Galway) - Posts: 13 - 24/10/2022 10:53:48    2445227

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