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Replying To galwayman2:  "Ah yeah I'm aware of that - I have seen him play. And to me he looks to lack a bit of mobility as I said.
Just my opinion."
I think Flaherty is hugely mobile. He has size and the muscle / ballast needed not to get horsed out of it in and around the square. The keeper we've been longing for imo. Glenamaddy keeper merits call up - quality player too.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 733 - 25/10/2022 18:27:25    2445430

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Replying To SamandLiamSoon:  "Plays outfield in hurling for club, college and county at numerous different age groups. Not sure why you would think he lacks mobility."
Mobility issue is a relative thing surely. A relatively 'mobile' Junior B player mightnt look nearly as 'mobile' playing intercounty senior!!

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2721 - 25/10/2022 20:33:58    2445445

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "So Paul Conroy in goal and Conor Flaherty up front seem to be the suggestions.
At a time when we're desperately trying to develop a quality goalkeeper, why on earth would anyone be thinking about playing Flaherty outfield?
Let's hope he gets a good run as keeper in next year's league and we can see how he develops."
I think i brought up Flaherty and asked a question to people who have seen more of him. I didn't suggest he should be outfield ......just asked a question!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1706 - 26/10/2022 16:48:34    2445540

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Conor did well for claregalway outfield i think it was a case of lack of forwards that he ended up there , but he way off a county forward he prob would struggle make moycullen or salthill forward line and that's by no way having a dig at him , he prob get another chance in goal at some stage next year ,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 649 - 26/10/2022 18:39:48    2445553

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Mobility issue is a relative thing surely. A relatively 'mobile' Junior B player mightnt look nearly as 'mobile' playing intercounty senior!!"
Not sure inter County underage is comparable to Junior B but to each their own.

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 537 - 26/10/2022 20:47:40    2445567

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Does anybody know how Anthony Finnerty ended up playing with Carraroe for their 1996 Frank Fox win?

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 27/10/2022 09:24:13    2445586

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Well done to our All stars. Thoroughly deserved

Disappointed kelly didn't get one but hopefully the rest of the weekend is a massive success for him

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 27/10/2022 09:41:16    2445588

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Replying To galwayfball:  "Well done to our All stars. Thoroughly deserved

Disappointed kelly didn't get one but hopefully the rest of the weekend is a massive success for him"
Delighted for them. Fully deserved.

Sean Kelly was a little hard done by. I think he was punished for marking Clifford which is hardly fair. His day will come. Watching him move last weekend .....he is only getting better. If Sean Mulkerrin makes it back and releases him a bit he will really shine.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1706 - 27/10/2022 09:48:29    2445593

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Delighted for them. Fully deserved.

Sean Kelly was a little hard done by. I think he was punished for marking Clifford which is hardly fair. His day will come. Watching him move last weekend .....he is only getting better. If Sean Mulkerrin makes it back and releases him a bit he will really shine."
Sean Kelly and Tom Sullivan both were probably in the all star teams before the finals but just unlucky they came up agisnt the two best forwards in the country on a day when they were just on fire. Still had great years the two of them and didn't do anything too wrong in the finals, just one of those days were the two lads went to a different level to everyone else. Good to see football all stars coming back to galway, 1 in the previous 20 years is something I hope we never see again and hopefully a sign of getting close to getting the big one soon.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 120 - 27/10/2022 10:10:27    2445597

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Delighted for them. Fully deserved.

Sean Kelly was a little hard done by. I think he was punished for marking Clifford which is hardly fair. His day will come. Watching him move last weekend .....he is only getting better. If Sean Mulkerrin makes it back and releases him a bit he will really shine."
We all know he's an outstanding footballer attacking from deep and driving at teams.
He's also well able to man-mark but he seemed to be caught between two stools in the final.
Obviously Clifford is top class, but Sean will feel he could have done better. The two uncontested marks early in the game helped Clifford and Kerry grow into the game after a ropey start.
You could say the same happened to Tom O'Sullivan too. He was being spoken of a footballer of the year candidate before the final, but didn't even get an all-star in the end after Shane took him to the cleaners. It can be a lonely old place being a defender at times.
Congrats to all involved. These awards come from being involved on the biggest days. We need to make sure there are plenty more to come.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 27/10/2022 10:29:47    2445602

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Conor did well for claregalway outfield i think it was a case of lack of forwards that he ended up there , but he way off a county forward he prob would struggle make moycullen or salthill forward line and that's by no way having a dig at him , he prob get another chance in goal at some stage next year ,"
The only issue i would have is hes a bit small for a keeper
He might be and has been a bit shaky under the high ball

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 27/10/2022 10:53:13    2445613

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Special mention to Liam Silke.
Very quiet unassuming fella but has been brilliant over the years at club, colleges, underage, sigerson and indeed County level. Very highly respected by anyone who has ever played with or against him. A Rolls Royce of a footballer. His family have served Corofin and Galway Very well for decades now too. Delighted for Liam and his family

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 27/10/2022 11:09:36    2445619

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Replying To smallfrank:  "Special mention to Liam Silke.
Very quiet unassuming fella but has been brilliant over the years at club, colleges, underage, sigerson and indeed County level. Very highly respected by anyone who has ever played with or against him. A Rolls Royce of a footballer. His family have served Corofin and Galway Very well for decades now too. Delighted for Liam and his family"
Very well said. A real role model of a player. No nonsense from him, he's a quality footballer and as hard as nails.
We've heard a lot about Jack McCaffrey balancing medical studies and practice with playing for the Dubs.
Liam has pretty much played a few consecutive full calendar years at times between Galway and Corofin reaching the latter stages of the club All-Ireland on numerous occasions.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 27/10/2022 11:26:36    2445621

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Does anybody know how Anthony Finnerty ended up playing with Carraroe for their 1996 Frank Fox win?"
He had a business in the village

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 27/10/2022 13:24:53    2445652

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Replying To togoutlads:  "I think Flaherty is hugely mobile. He has size and the muscle / ballast needed not to get horsed out of it in and around the square. The keeper we've been longing for imo. Glenamaddy keeper merits call up - quality player too."
The question of mobility was about Flaherty playing outfield, not in goal. To add my 2 cents - Co. standard goalkeeper, quite possibly. Forward, not at the level required.

ned_flanders (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 27/10/2022 14:41:16    2445678

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Replying To ned_flanders:  "The question of mobility was about Flaherty playing outfield, not in goal. To add my 2 cents - Co. standard goalkeeper, quite possibly. Forward, not at the level required."
It wasn't. The question of his mobility was put in the context of him playing in goal for Galway. That's what I was responding to. People questioning his size and mobility for that role might need to stand on a sideline and watch him. He's the real deal imo.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 733 - 28/10/2022 10:21:10    2445752

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I was just shared some footage of the Match between Annaghdown and Salthill last week. If I was an Annaghdown man I would be seriously annoyed. Comers was definitely foul and it should have been a penalty and there were three or 4 more blatant fouls that were give the incorrect way and all against Annaghdown. The week it was Get respect give respect the referee did not give much respect to Annaghdown. I know that the GAA need referees but honestly probably dont need this type of one.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 12 - 28/10/2022 15:21:26    2445808

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Big match on Sunday, Salthill Knocknacarragh V Moycullen. I think SalthillK will win.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2349 - 29/10/2022 07:51:04    2445829

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Replying To togoutlads:  "It wasn't. The question of his mobility was put in the context of him playing in goal for Galway. That's what I was responding to. People questioning his size and mobility for that role might need to stand on a sideline and watch him. He's the real deal imo."
No mobility came up initially when somebody suggested that he may be worth a look as a forward at county level.
Why would anyone question his mobility for playing in goal - that makes no sense.
Hopefully we get to see him in action between the posts next season for Galway.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 29/10/2022 13:07:59    2445854

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Replying To galwayman2:  "No mobility came up initially when somebody suggested that he may be worth a look as a forward at county level.
Why would anyone question his mobility for playing in goal - that makes no sense.
Hopefully we get to see him in action between the posts next season for Galway."
You questioned his mobility in general. And why isn't mobility an issue for inter county goalkeepers?! Now that makes no sense. Mobility and agility are hugely important for county keepers these days as they're expected to solo out and link up more and more.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 733 - 29/10/2022 15:59:10    2445880

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