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Nice interview with Gary Sice after the game on Sunday. After everything he's been through recently to still have that hunger and love of the game. Fair play to him and congrats to Corofin again.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11216 - 07/11/2023 20:03:26    2512008

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Brendan's pushing hard for admission to the Roscommon intermediate championship yet again. We might see Rory Cunningham in blue and yellow yet.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 222 - 07/11/2023 21:37:12    2512015

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Replying To Eire89:  "I think its back to 1 up 1 down as we have reached the magic number of 16 which I totally agree with. 4 groups of 4. I do hope though its top 2 from each group in to quaters with 3rd in group safe & than bottom of each group in a relegation battle. I dont agree with 3rd of group of 4 getting into Pre QF."
It will be the same as this year's intermediate football championship with 2nd and 3rd in each group going into preliminary quarter finals.. with only one going down then it could revert to the fourth teams in each group playing a relegation semi final and two loosers playing a relegation final. That was the way with Senior A and Intermediate hurling championships who also had four groups of four..Ballindereen finished third in their intermediate group but went on to win the Competition.

Corner flag (Galway) - Posts: 36 - 07/11/2023 22:43:43    2512018

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Replying To smallfrank:  "He's living in Galway 25 years and teaches in St Endas, penny just dropped, isn't that where Frank Morris taught"
Yes ;)

fairplay4ever (Galway) - Posts: 413 - 08/11/2023 00:36:03    2512019

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Corofin have some amount of talented footballers. To be able to win Frank Fox without Daithi Burke, Jason Leonard, Ronan Steede, Dylan Canney, Ian Burke (I probably missed a few), Michael & Martin Farragher and Michael Lundy not starting along with a number of their intermediate players who would be playing senior with most clubs. Id say their second team would get to a semi-final. Their parish is twice the size of most's I suppose.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 08/11/2023 07:41:50    2512022

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Replying To TanCanRan:  "Players from a bad Brendan's team at intermediate is not the solution to Galway's issues."
Players from poor club teams can still play county if good enough. Hence the reason behind the divisional teams in Kerry. Fossa were junior.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 352 - 08/11/2023 07:43:30    2512023

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Why do you care?"
Your name is certainly accurate.

Because a poster questioned his link to Corofin above, thinking the link may be his teaching connections in St Enda's.

I was merely suggesting he may live in the Corofin parish, or very close to it if not.

Life is too short to be so bitter. Does Frank Fox sitting in Canavans not give you some sense of positivity? Lighten up.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 08/11/2023 08:57:40    2512028

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Has a team sufferred back to back releagations before in Galway like Carraroe from senior to junior in 2 years? A sign of the times back west I am afraid and for rural clubs also Killerein gone down who were winning co championships not that long ago. From recent memory I cant remember a team sufferring back to back relegations. I say Michaels are sickened but might be a blessing and get their houise in order. Their juniors won a co championship & yet they got relegated with a strong pick & underage teams. You think they would have snapped Alan Glynn up to rescue them when his commitments were over with Annaghdown. A lot of regrets for them.

Eire89 (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 08/11/2023 11:07:39    2512053

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Replying To Eire89:  "Has a team sufferred back to back releagations before in Galway like Carraroe from senior to junior in 2 years? A sign of the times back west I am afraid and for rural clubs also Killerein gone down who were winning co championships not that long ago. From recent memory I cant remember a team sufferring back to back relegations. I say Michaels are sickened but might be a blessing and get their houise in order. Their juniors won a co championship & yet they got relegated with a strong pick & underage teams. You think they would have snapped Alan Glynn up to rescue them when his commitments were over with Annaghdown. A lot of regrets for them."
Alan Glynn advised on set up to play Mountbellew. They scored 1-1 in that game and apparently the club relieved him of his duties subsequently.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 08/11/2023 11:31:49    2512056

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Other rural clubs to follow cararoe and kilkerrin. Rugby is definitely impacting but more so is soccer but mostly emigration. As mentioned also is the fall in the appeal of the game for young lads.

padthepostman (Galway) - Posts: 150 - 08/11/2023 12:51:01    2512078

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Replying To GalwaysFinest:  "Your name is certainly accurate.

Because a poster questioned his link to Corofin above, thinking the link may be his teaching connections in St Enda's.

I was merely suggesting he may live in the Corofin parish, or very close to it if not.

Life is too short to be so bitter. Does Frank Fox sitting in Canavans not give you some sense of positivity? Lighten up."
Imagine thinking it is ok to anonymously ask where someone lives on the internet?

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 70 - 08/11/2023 13:36:14    2512094

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Alan Glynn advised on set up to play Mountbellew. They scored 1-1 in that game and apparently the club relieved him of his duties subsequently."
Awaiting a ruling from anotheralias here, as to whether this one 'crosses the line' or not. Has to be close!!

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3348 - 08/11/2023 14:09:22    2512102

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Alan Glynn advised on set up to play Mountbellew. They scored 1-1 in that game and apparently the club relieved him of his duties subsequently."
Senior football is completely different to underage at this stage and it's why people question the appointment of PJ to be fair.
If you look at the last number of underage managers, PJ, O'Flatharta, Glynn, Stephen Joyce, Tommy Joyce, Gerry Fahy, Mulholland, John Donnellan. I can't remember any of them having much impact at club level.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 334 - 08/11/2023 15:11:45    2512122

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Replying To Eire89:  "Has a team sufferred back to back releagations before in Galway like Carraroe from senior to junior in 2 years? A sign of the times back west I am afraid and for rural clubs also Killerein gone down who were winning co championships not that long ago. From recent memory I cant remember a team sufferring back to back relegations. I say Michaels are sickened but might be a blessing and get their houise in order. Their juniors won a co championship & yet they got relegated with a strong pick & underage teams. You think they would have snapped Alan Glynn up to rescue them when his commitments were over with Annaghdown. A lot of regrets for them."
It happened to Barna in the late 80s and that is the only other case I am aware of. Going the other way, Mervue went from junior B to senior in 3 years in the late 80s and I think they also got to a league final in their first year in senior. They were back in junior within a few years and subsequently amalgamated with Renmore to form the St. James club. Fr. Griffins won 3 senior county championships (and 2 Connacht titles) in the 70s but by the early 80s, they were playing junior and have been there ever since.

Gaillimh_Abu (Galway) - Posts: 996 - 08/11/2023 15:32:48    2512129

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Imagine thinking it is ok to anonymously ask where someone lives on the internet?"
Ah, now. I don't think he was looking for the eircode - more so club area.

Really (Galway) - Posts: 576 - 08/11/2023 15:33:44    2512130

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Imagine thinking it is ok to anonymously ask where someone lives on the internet?"
I wasnt looking for the eircode... just wondering which parish. Go back to bed crank :)

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 08/11/2023 15:43:59    2512132

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Replying To Really:  "Ah, now. I don't think he was looking for the eircode - more so club area."
Jinx :)

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 08/11/2023 17:20:55    2512156

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "Brendan's pushing hard for admission to the Roscommon intermediate championship yet again. We might see Rory Cunningham in blue and yellow yet."
This isnt true, is it?

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 08/11/2023 17:22:56    2512157

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Replying To Gaillimh_Abu:  "It happened to Barna in the late 80s and that is the only other case I am aware of. Going the other way, Mervue went from junior B to senior in 3 years in the late 80s and I think they also got to a league final in their first year in senior. They were back in junior within a few years and subsequently amalgamated with Renmore to form the St. James club. Fr. Griffins won 3 senior county championships (and 2 Connacht titles) in the 70s but by the early 80s, they were playing junior and have been there ever since."
What happened to Fr Griffins?
How did they fall so drastically? I know there is an older population (or renters) living in the Claddagh.
Looking at their catchment area (including Eire Og), they have a very high population density within. They should be an intermediate club at the very least.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 08/11/2023 17:27:53    2512158

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Replying To PierreBezuhov:  "Brendan's pushing hard for admission to the Roscommon intermediate championship yet again. We might see Rory Cunningham in blue and yellow yet."
We should let them off - would hope the county board would not stand in their way. Best of luck to them.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 70 - 08/11/2023 17:32:08    2512159

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