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Replying To Belclare:  "Have to question the level in Mayo alright..
Westport were very poor, same old story with Mayo teams kicking shocking wides ."
I happened to attend some mayo senior club games this year and the big difference I found was the physically and cynical fouling you witnesses in galway club games was virtually absent take some of the hits Sean Kelly took v mmm and that's with a team with lee Keegan playing

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 13/11/2022 17:49:19    2447407

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Replying To galwayford:  "What a great player and captain Seán Kelly is. Looking at him play I am sure he will be the next Galway man to lift Sam. Absolutely no doubt. He is inspirational. Not sure how long though Moycullen can keep going in the club championship. Leinster and Ulster teams are very strong."
There are strong teams left. But moycullen are very strong. Would love to see them do it

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 503 - 13/11/2022 17:51:39    2447408

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Replying To anotheralias:  "There are strong teams left. But moycullen are very strong. Would love to see them do it"
They will Connacht

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 301 - 13/11/2022 18:29:07    2447416

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Replying To Jellybaby:  "They will Connacht"
Connacht is very weak this year, I hope it doesn't have an effect on Galway. We missed the Corofin players big time every year they were going well.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 558 - 13/11/2022 18:46:26    2447419

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The few players out including county final match winners Peter Cooke focused the Moycullen mind to produce their best performance of the year.

If a simliar performance if repeated its hard to see them stopped in Connacht and All-Ireland series but no two games are the same and its on Tuam next against Strokestown.

Clifden into junior semi final whereby they'll play the likely favourites Islandeady.

Dunmore meanwhile have a decent chance of winning the intermediate championship. Ballyhaunis next weekend.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 753 - 13/11/2022 18:57:48    2447421

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I should say I think Moycullen could win Connacht club but I don't know too much about Strokestown. Overall Kilmacud Crokes are a very very strong outfit in my view. And the Ulster teams.

galwayford (Galway) - Posts: 2349 - 13/11/2022 20:20:22    2447443

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Problem is in clubs like that, it's still a club ran by families and people there for generations and hurling is all they care about, football is as foreign a sport as cricket to them. A lot of the interest is brought into the parish by families moving in from football areas. We're not a dual county at all, must have one of the lowest number of dual players of any county, especially at senior level. Even Moycullen, the only club at senior level with both is nearly like two different clubs, very little to no crossover and they even use two different crests and jerseys. We take our club games very serious in galway and see the other sport coming in as a distraction and hindrance to other. Even when football was starting to get to a good level in Athenry with them getting to intermediate final and the hurlers struggling in senior, a lot of blame was (unfairly) put on football coming into the club and put a lot of obstacles in the way to develop it more in the club. Now their back down Junior and less of a distraction to the hurling. South Galway and East Galway are areas we're football just won't take off, not for a few generations anyway. Even when they tried to set up a South Galway football team, they couldn't field a team for a finish even with 5/6 clubs joined together. Probably not great to hear but it's reality. Also it's expensive run just one code at a good level in these spots. Even driving through Ardrahan, Peterswell, Beagh, Gort, Craughwell, Killimor, Killimordaly, Portumna etc with galway in a senior all Ireland football final, you wouldn't guess it to look with not much flags or support, they'll watch it or maybe go but they wouldn't really care. I don't think it would be as bad the other way round, I found the football fans from North and West galway would get behind the hurlers a bit more (maybe that was down to galway football disappearing from big days for so long) A lot of hurling only people also just don't really like football too."
I grew up in south Galway in the 70 s Gaelic football was played in south Galway be it junior or intermediate I remember the 74 all Ireland football final and there was great excitement around south Galway Tommy larkins won the galway u 16 A football title in 1973 beating Corofin in the semi final and Fr Griffins a Galway city club in the final .also tommy larkins won the county junior A football final in 19 76 beating willamstown cyrel Farrell the x Galway hurling manager scored the winning point

gboy (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 13/11/2022 20:35:17    2447445

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Sportsfanatic90 were is your coment about ST. james not getting the drop.?

cavan.galway (Galway) - Posts: 128 - 13/11/2022 21:25:49    2447456

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great win for moyculen without beign disrespectful they should win connaught now and hopefully go far in ireland competiton. great win also for jamsies with p.conroy kicking outrageous scores in 2nd half to keep them up. congradulatiosn to K.C ladies also on a connaught trophy

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 248 - 13/11/2022 21:33:13    2447459

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Replying To minor77:  "I happened to attend some mayo senior club games this year and the big difference I found was the physically and cynical fouling you witnesses in galway club games was virtually absent take some of the hits Sean Kelly took v mmm and that's with a team with lee Keegan playing"
Mayo senior club football was poor this year. I attended a lot of games. Westport will be happy with winning their first ever county title. They were very poor yesterday and it must be noted and I'm not using it as an excuse but the majority of that team were on a stag in Liverpool last weekend.

Moycullen very impressive. Sean Kelly excellent and Westport couldn't handle Dessie who gave an exhibition up front. Best of luck to them going forward.

Hopefully Ballyhaunis can give a better account next weekend v Dunmore. Should be a great game.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11051 - 14/11/2022 08:29:19    2447463

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Replying To galwayford:  "I should say I think Moycullen could win Connacht club but I don't know too much about Strokestown. Overall Kilmacud Crokes are a very very strong outfit in my view. And the Ulster teams."
The last 25 years Connacht has produced more all Ireland wins and final appearances than any of the other provinces with 3 counties in Connacht winning club all Ireland's, I'd say that is stronger than any of the other provinces. I'd have Moycullen right up there as one of the favorites, Connacht clubs have been in the all Ireland final every year bar 3 the last 11 so I'd definitely rank it higher than any of the others. Think people forget how successful Connacht clubs are at this level since 98 with 7 different Connacht clubs winning it.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 120 - 14/11/2022 10:42:48    2447482

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I hadn't noticed the Moycullen full forward Niall Walsh before, but he impressed me yesterday. I see that he's another 'signing', being an exCavan minor and u21 cap. Maybe Don Connellan should replace Steven Kenny in the ROI job, seems to have an exceptional nose for acquiring eligible 'outside' talent.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2721 - 14/11/2022 11:00:52    2447485

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Moycullen should go on to win Connacht now. They have plenty of improvement even from yesterday with Cooke and McLouglhin coming back although I'm not sure how much to take from yesterday as Westport were one of the worst teams Moycullen played all year. Very poor defensively.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 14/11/2022 11:02:25    2447486

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Dessie was outstanding yesterday. I'm not fully convinced about him stepping up to I/C but would love to be proved wrong.

There is certainly a place for someone to cement even if not starting but to be the first scoring forward to come off the bench. Last year we seemed to flip flop between forward subs even bringing on Finnerty in the AI final when he hardly got a minute all year.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1706 - 14/11/2022 11:35:48    2447492

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Dessie was outstanding yesterday. I'm not fully convinced about him stepping up to I/C but would love to be proved wrong.

There is certainly a place for someone to cement even if not starting but to be the first scoring forward to come off the bench. Last year we seemed to flip flop between forward subs even bringing on Finnerty in the AI final when he hardly got a minute all year."
I've nothing against Finnerty I think hes a top class player , but it still amazes me how PJ brought him on in the final.. he hadnt played a minute of championship before that.

I agree though, definitely would like to see Dessie make it at that level, best club player in the county imo

tribesman123 (Galway) - Posts: 36 - 14/11/2022 12:52:50    2447509

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "The last 25 years Connacht has produced more all Ireland wins and final appearances than any of the other provinces with 3 counties in Connacht winning club all Ireland's, I'd say that is stronger than any of the other provinces. I'd have Moycullen right up there as one of the favorites, Connacht clubs have been in the all Ireland final every year bar 3 the last 11 so I'd definitely rank it higher than any of the others. Think people forget how successful Connacht clubs are at this level since 98 with 7 different Connacht clubs winning it."
That Westport team had 5 lads who have played senior with Mayo
There was more of them who played u20 with Mayo too
So i think it was a case of Moycullen being very good
Which i think we in Galway are well aware of

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1478 - 14/11/2022 13:14:18    2447513

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Replying To tribesman123:  "I've nothing against Finnerty I think hes a top class player , but it still amazes me how PJ brought him on in the final.. he hadnt played a minute of championship before that.

I agree though, definitely would like to see Dessie make it at that level, best club player in the county imo"
He definitely wasn't the best club player in the county this year anyway. As he said himself he wasn't great in some of the games in Galway this year. Yesterday, was probably his best game all year. And he was excellent to be fair to him.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2017 - 14/11/2022 13:22:17    2447516

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Replying To Marooned:  "He definitely wasn't the best club player in the county this year anyway. As he said himself he wasn't great in some of the games in Galway this year. Yesterday, was probably his best game all year. And he was excellent to be fair to him."
He was brilliant against Corofin too. He put on an exhibition that evening.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1618 - 14/11/2022 13:35:29    2447520

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Replying To Marooned:  "He definitely wasn't the best club player in the county this year anyway. As he said himself he wasn't great in some of the games in Galway this year. Yesterday, was probably his best game all year. And he was excellent to be fair to him."
Not this year but definitely top 3 if you look at last 3 years as a whole. Top scorer in 2020 and 2021 with a huge amount from play. 1-9 in County Final in 2020, 10 points yesterday, exhibition against Corofin this year. Doesn't fully translate to intercounty unfortunately with systems and lads dropping back ect ect

3rdmantackle (Galway) - Posts: 8 - 14/11/2022 15:04:44    2447532

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Replying To 3rdmantackle:  "Not this year but definitely top 3 if you look at last 3 years as a whole. Top scorer in 2020 and 2021 with a huge amount from play. 1-9 in County Final in 2020, 10 points yesterday, exhibition against Corofin this year. Doesn't fully translate to intercounty unfortunately with systems and lads dropping back ect ect"
Dessie very unfortunate the way the game has evolved. 15, 20 years ago would've have been the prototype intercounty corner forward. There can be no doubt of his footballing ability and score taking as well as his brain. He might prove us all wrong yet and that would be great but the modern game just isn't designed for players like Dessie anymore. You'll still mind some exceptions in Andy Moran a few years ago and even Ian Burke but it's became increasingly harder to make it as that type of forward, such a pity, it's great to watch and some footballer.

Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin (Wexford) - Posts: 120 - 14/11/2022 15:23:39    2447538

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