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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."
I think we and your aliases know what the general context was! And I don't think anyone that knows the game from 8 years old up would disagree with your stating the blatantly obvious that outfield players need to be more mobile than goalkeepers! That isn't in question. A modern keeper needing to be more mobile and comfortable on the ball than they were in the past, however, was.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 733 - 31/10/2022 18:08:29    2446061

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "How many teams are getting relegated from senior this year?"
2 of the lowest from the group of james, monivea, oughterard and carraroe.
Carraroe and oughterard for the drop

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 159 - 31/10/2022 18:25:01    2446063

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2 teams this year and 2 again next year

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 649 - 31/10/2022 19:19:28    2446070

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Replying To galwayfball:  "I wish I was as content and fulfilled in my life as you clearly are

Gas man altogether

Yeeeoooowwww

Maigh Cuilinn Abú"
Congrats galwayfball. Great times for your club at the moment. I can imagine it's a great feeing to be involved in something like that.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 01/11/2022 08:37:35    2446083

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I couldn't make the county final at the weekend. Anyone who was there care to give their take on Eoin McFadden? I always felt watching him for the Galway minors that he had the potential to play senior.
I don't think I've seen him play since though.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1081 - 01/11/2022 08:44:09    2446084

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Replying To galwayman2:  "I couldn't make the county final at the weekend. Anyone who was there care to give their take on Eoin McFadden? I always felt watching him for the Galway minors that he had the potential to play senior.
I don't think I've seen him play since though."
I mentioned him last week, don't think he would look out of place on the senior panel. Don't think Neil Mulcahy from Moycullen would either for that matter. Does the basics very well, no frills type of a player. There are a good few on the fringes that Galway need back and involved though starting off, Ian Burke, Cooke, Adrian Varley(not sure what his plans are), Michael Daly(if fit) even Eoghan Kerin. It's going to only help the panel and we will get injuries. Also Cillian McDaid can go from a sub to a footballer of the year nominee so there is huge opportunity for guys.

On the county final, Moycullen dug it out really. They have a strong team but SK will be sick, they've still had a good year but that won't mean much this week.

The relegation thing looks tricky, An Ceathru Rua and Oughterard possibly to go down.

P.S. I started the post about goalkeepers and in the last few weeks I've been at games, spoken to guys in various clubs and some that have been involved with Galway underage panels. The question being is there a Cluxton, Niall Morgan, Patton, Beggan togging out anywhere in Galway. The answer everywhere was no.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 01/11/2022 09:52:30    2446089

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I mentioned him last week, don't think he would look out of place on the senior panel. Don't think Neil Mulcahy from Moycullen would either for that matter. Does the basics very well, no frills type of a player. There are a good few on the fringes that Galway need back and involved though starting off, Ian Burke, Cooke, Adrian Varley(not sure what his plans are), Michael Daly(if fit) even Eoghan Kerin. It's going to only help the panel and we will get injuries. Also Cillian McDaid can go from a sub to a footballer of the year nominee so there is huge opportunity for guys.

On the county final, Moycullen dug it out really. They have a strong team but SK will be sick, they've still had a good year but that won't mean much this week.

The relegation thing looks tricky, An Ceathru Rua and Oughterard possibly to go down.

P.S. I started the post about goalkeepers and in the last few weeks I've been at games, spoken to guys in various clubs and some that have been involved with Galway underage panels. The question being is there a Cluxton, Niall Morgan, Patton, Beggan togging out anywhere in Galway. The answer everywhere was no."
Agree with everybody you mentioned there. It would be a very competitive panel if those names mentioned were brought in. Eoghan Kerin is going travelling, so definitely wont be involved.
If the names you mentioned, Burke, Cooke, Varley, Daly (obvious call ups), McFadden and Mulcahy (worthy call ups) are brought in, there will need to be a few lads dropped. A shake up like this would be great after the year just gone, keeping lads on their toes and pushing for a spot. And it would give us serious strength in depth considering our bench wasnt particularly strong in 2022.
Barry McHugh is also an obvious call up. Perhaps just an excellent club player, he has definitely matured as a footballer since his last spell with Galway, and is definitely worth looking at when you consider some of the guys that were involved in the extended panel etc in 2022.
Will John Maher be given a call up? A real industrious player who also looks to have matured, and links up play very well.
Lavelle was unfortunate with the goal on Sunday, but I still believe he is the best all round goalkeeper in the county. Looked very good in the semi, and when you see some of the goalkeeping howlers we've had over the last while, it would be harsh to judge Lavelle on one mistake.
Flaherty a serious operator in goals too, would have loved to have seen him in goal for Claregalway, but when you have the luxury of using Flaherty outfield and having a good replacement, you have to use it.
James Egan had a good run with the Jimimes too.
All very good headaches to have for PJ and management.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 01/11/2022 11:23:34    2446095

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I mentioned him last week, don't think he would look out of place on the senior panel. Don't think Neil Mulcahy from Moycullen would either for that matter. Does the basics very well, no frills type of a player. There are a good few on the fringes that Galway need back and involved though starting off, Ian Burke, Cooke, Adrian Varley(not sure what his plans are), Michael Daly(if fit) even Eoghan Kerin. It's going to only help the panel and we will get injuries. Also Cillian McDaid can go from a sub to a footballer of the year nominee so there is huge opportunity for guys.

On the county final, Moycullen dug it out really. They have a strong team but SK will be sick, they've still had a good year but that won't mean much this week.

The relegation thing looks tricky, An Ceathru Rua and Oughterard possibly to go down.

P.S. I started the post about goalkeepers and in the last few weeks I've been at games, spoken to guys in various clubs and some that have been involved with Galway underage panels. The question being is there a Cluxton, Niall Morgan, Patton, Beggan togging out anywhere in Galway. The answer everywhere was no."
It took those goalkeepers years to develop into the goalkeepers they are now but all you seem to want is a fully developed goalkeeper at 21 or 22 years of age.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 48 - 01/11/2022 11:29:46    2446096

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Just curious how many of the Moycullen team are non natives

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 01/11/2022 12:44:12    2446102

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "It took those goalkeepers years to develop into the goalkeepers they are now but all you seem to want is a fully developed goalkeeper at 21 or 22 years of age."
I don't. I want some fella just left in goal for a while.
I haven't seen a very good keeper in the last few months. We must be the only county where a guy regularly goes from No.1 to No. 16 to off the panel in the space of months. Lavelle and Power aren't on the panel, they were battling for the No. 1 jersey in 2019.
Gleeson, James Keane and James Egan finished last season on the panel. I wouldn't out my house on any if them being on it next year. Conor Flaherty will probably come back in. It's an important position, I don't see a standout option and all the chopping and changing has and will cost us.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 01/11/2022 12:55:39    2446103

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I don't. I want some fella just left in goal for a while.
I haven't seen a very good keeper in the last few months. We must be the only county where a guy regularly goes from No.1 to No. 16 to off the panel in the space of months. Lavelle and Power aren't on the panel, they were battling for the No. 1 jersey in 2019.
Gleeson, James Keane and James Egan finished last season on the panel. I wouldn't out my house on any if them being on it next year. Conor Flaherty will probably come back in. It's an important position, I don't see a standout option and all the chopping and changing has and will cost us."
From what I've seen this year Haslam and Forkin looked better than the other keepers

Brandyh (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 01/11/2022 14:45:38    2446128

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Word is that Damien comer is off travelling for 2023, massive loss but suppose he deserves to live a little

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 159 - 01/11/2022 14:53:47    2446129

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Replying To rhudson:  "Just curious how many of the Moycullen team are non natives"
3. 1 Cavan 1 Mayo and 1 Antrim

3rdmantackle (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 01/11/2022 15:04:34    2446131

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Replying To Sportsfanatic90:  "Word is that Damien comer is off travelling for 2023, massive loss but suppose he deserves to live a little"
What is your source? The source can't be my uncle in law was chatting a lad in McHugh's in Castlegar and they are the same people who run Peggy's beside the Annaghdown pitch told a lad that drinks there and another lad that drinks in Lydons of Knockdoe. A proper source would be Ollie Turner or David Connors.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 01/11/2022 16:25:48    2446142

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Have Galway held any trials for players who were not involved in last years squad , I'm sure they are good players in intermediate and possibly junior worth giving proper. Trials 2 not just ticking a box exercise,, Galway definitely need find 5/6 squad played at least, I seen a lot of same names being thrown about ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 649 - 01/11/2022 17:11:06    2446145

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Replying To GDL:  "What is your source? The source can't be my uncle in law was chatting a lad in McHugh's in Castlegar and they are the same people who run Peggy's beside the Annaghdown pitch told a lad that drinks there and another lad that drinks in Lydons of Knockdoe. A proper source would be Ollie Turner or David Connors."
Damien will not be missing for 2023. Now that his club commitments are over, he is going travelling for a few weeks, nothing more. Source: Damien Comer.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 127 - 01/11/2022 21:39:55    2446175

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Damien will not be missing for 2023. Now that his club commitments are over, he is going travelling for a few weeks, nothing more. Source: Damien Comer."
Great news, Thanks.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 02/11/2022 10:50:02    2446198

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Provisional Fixtures
Round 1 v Mayo in Castlebar (Jan 28th)
Round 2 v Roscommon at Home (Feb 5th)
Round 3 v Tyrone away (Feb 17/18)
Round 4 v Donegal away (Feb 25/26)
Round 5 v Monaghan at Home (March 4/5)
Round 6 v Armagh away (March 18/19)
Round 7 v Kerry at Home (March 26th)

3 long away trips!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1706 - 02/11/2022 11:13:39    2446202

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4 away games agsin this year, Galway played , cork , Derry , down and Ross away last year ,, tough away matches this year, I'd take 6th spot right now if it was on offer ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 649 - 02/11/2022 16:48:20    2446258

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Replying To Kickitout:  "4 away games agsin this year, Galway played , cork , Derry , down and Ross away last year ,, tough away matches this year, I'd take 6th spot right now if it was on offer ,,"
We should be somewhat settled though depending on how far Moycullen and maybe Kilmacud go in the club championship. Roscommon, Mayo, Donegal and Monaghan all with new management's, you'd imagine they will have some level of turnover of players and some teething problems around new ideas/style of play. I'd be hopeful we'd be up near the top with a few more younger guys to step up. Silke and Molloy will be missing so there's 2 to others to get a chance straight away. Maybe the likes of Eoin Kelly, James Foley, Billy Mannion or Johnny McGrath, Eoin McFadden. Potentially have Sean Mulkerrins back also.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 140 - 02/11/2022 17:07:08    2446263

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