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Replying To togoutlads:  "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."
Galwayman2 and Ned_flanders were clearly referring to Flaherty's mobility in the context of the suggestion of him playing outfield for Galway. In response to your last line, certainly modern goalkeeper's are required to be far more mobile than in yesteryear but the mobility to be able to come out the field and link up on occasion is in no way comparable to that required of a full time outfield player..tackling, marking, finding space to shoot, continuously making support runs etc.

Mcb86 (Mayo) - Posts: 12 - 29/10/2022 17:21:18    2445889

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Carraroe are doomed, jimmies to join them in intermediate

padthepostman (Galway) - Posts: 142 - 29/10/2022 18:38:38    2445898

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Replying To padthepostman:  "Carraroe are doomed, jimmies to join them in intermediate"
All depends on the next fixture like if carraroe lose then their final game is a dead rubber and gives their opponents an unfair advantage, carraroe are senior since the 90's but haven't been up to much at this grade for over a decade so it's probably the best place for them. Jimmies have Duane back so one more big game from them and they'll be safe

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 159 - 29/10/2022 19:19:16    2445902

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Well at long last the county board bit the bullet with two teams been relegated from senior for the next few years and getting rid of the dead weight

It will leave the senior and particularly the intermediate championship very competitive.

handpassking (Galway) - Posts: 425 - 29/10/2022 20:59:32    2445910

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Replying To togoutlads:  "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."
To be clear - I questioned his mobility specifically in terms of being an option as a forward at county level.
I was answering a post that referred specifically to that.
And anyway if you can't recognise that there is a world of difference between how mobile you need to be to play as an outfielder versus in goal then I dunno what to say.
He's not going to be expected to play like the Armagh keeper ffs.
Anyhow I'm not going to mention this again - it was just a personal opinion. And I stand over it.
End of.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 29/10/2022 21:36:51    2445916

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Replying To Mcb86:  "Galwayman2 and Ned_flanders were clearly referring to Flaherty's mobility in the context of the suggestion of him playing outfield for Galway. In response to your last line, certainly modern goalkeeper's are required to be far more mobile than in yesteryear but the mobility to be able to come out the field and link up on occasion is in no way comparable to that required of a full time outfield player..tackling, marking, finding space to shoot, continuously making support runs etc."
Which was 100% the point I was trying to make.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 29/10/2022 21:37:49    2445917

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CONGRATULATIONS MOYCULLEN! Close match that could have went either way. Hard luck Salthill.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1650 - 30/10/2022 15:22:00    2445952

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Pity wanted Salthill to win. Wouldn't have much affinity for Moycullen and all their transfers.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 30/10/2022 17:59:16    2445978

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Replying To TanCanRan:  "Pity wanted Salthill to win. Wouldn't have much affinity for Moycullen and all their transfers."
Glad for Moycullen.They can celebrate this one properly.Also seem to remember Salthill winning a county final with Alan Kerins and Michael Donnellan playing neither of which were from Salthill.Or I could be wrong.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 48 - 30/10/2022 18:32:54    2445986

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Replying To TanCanRan:  "Pity wanted Salthill to win. Wouldn't have much affinity for Moycullen and all their transfers."
How ironic is that, have Salthill-Knocknacarra not transferred in Hunt, Lavelle, Duffy, Sheridan, Kerins and Donnellan to name but a few over the years!!!!

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 30/10/2022 18:37:06    2445988

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Replying To GDL:  "How ironic is that, have Salthill-Knocknacarra not transferred in Hunt, Lavelle, Duffy, Sheridan, Kerins and Donnellan to name but a few over the years!!!!"
Not fair to Alwaysencourage to have you denying them their prejudice, these things should only apply to some chosen few.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 7 - 30/10/2022 19:49:11    2445995

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Salthill put uo a great show were the better Team
They are young and this experience will stand to them
Moycullen won despite not playing great
But thats down to Salthills performance

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 30/10/2022 21:06:09    2446006

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The SalthillKnock keeper, Lavelle, made a bit of a mess of the Maigh Cuilean goal. He went out for it and missed his punch. Peter Cooke double fisted it into the net. Please don't pile on Keeper over this.. He hopefully will learn from this. Hope also SalthillK will improve for next year. Seán Kelly had a great game. Very inspirational.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2349 - 30/10/2022 21:51:03    2446014

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On a positive note for Galway football some really great young players on display today. And surely the future for Galway football is very bright.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2349 - 30/10/2022 21:52:21    2446015

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Replying To galwayford:  "The SalthillKnock keeper, Lavelle, made a bit of a mess of the Maigh Cuilean goal. He went out for it and missed his punch. Peter Cooke double fisted it into the net. Please don't pile on Keeper over this.. He hopefully will learn from this. Hope also SalthillK will improve for next year. Seán Kelly had a great game. Very inspirational."
Nobody has piled on him. In fact you're the only one to mention his mistake so far. It was an error no doubt, but it was a tricky one to deal with.
Gallagher's shot was very high and was caught in the wind, it was almost moving away from Lavelle and back towards Cooke by the time it landed.
Cooke also has a decent height advantage over him. The backs could have maybe done a bit more to shield Cooke and give him more space.
It was an interesting game, but conditions were tricky and the quality wasn't brilliant. S/K were underdogs and gave it everything. They will be disappointed that the ref didn't play advantage for their last attack before the free. They had an overlap after the turnover and a great chance at scoring. The free they got was closer to the 65 than 45 and not really scorable.
Comhghairdea le Maigh Cuilinn. A second title in 3 years and this time they'll get a chance to represent Galway. Go n-éirí leo.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 31/10/2022 08:34:11    2446020

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Glad for Moycullen.They can celebrate this one properly.Also seem to remember Salthill winning a county final with Alan Kerins and Michael Donnellan playing neither of which were from Salthill.Or I could be wrong."
They celebrated the last one properly…let's not forget

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 137 - 31/10/2022 09:32:26    2446024

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Replying To TanCanRan:  "They celebrated the last one properly…let's not forget"
I wish I was as content and fulfilled in my life as you clearly are

Gas man altogether

Yeeeoooowwww

Maigh Cuilinn Abú

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1634 - 31/10/2022 14:20:42    2446042

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That will hurt for some time for Salthill. Game and county title to be won and they basically left it behind them.

All the best to Moycullen, 2 county titles in 3 years in a ultra competitive championship is good going and it will be interesting to see how they do against Westport next, is that game in MacHale Park?

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 753 - 31/10/2022 16:21:27    2446051

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How many teams are getting relegated from senior this year?

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 31/10/2022 17:03:55    2446052

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "How many teams are getting relegated from senior this year?"
2 down. 1 up.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2017 - 31/10/2022 17:55:01    2446059

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