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Replying To The_analyser:  "No mention on here about yesterday Intermediate Connacht final. Monivea Abbey had a big home support in attendance but I'm guessing few it none of the Galway posters on here went to the match or watched the live stream?

Was at it myself and while it was a low scoring contest with defences on top I thought it was a enjoyable contest with a great atmosphere in the old stand and the last game of that old Tuam stadium stand. Great memories and contests I've viewed from there over the years. Fine margin victory for Castlerea in the end and over the course the 60 plus minutes it was a deserved win for them.

Moving on to next Sunday's Connacht senior final in Hyde Park, Corofin will be favourites and some might foolishly write Brigids off. Both sides has been solid defensively all year so another low scoring fine margin contest shouldn't be ruled out. Hopefully the weather stays decent for it."
Congrats to St Kevin's, a great run by Monivea-Abbey but for smallish clubs to win provincial titles, you really have to have your talisman in action and poor Cillian McDaid's loss has eventually caught up with them. How they were good enough to go this far without him is a credit to their club. To get this close to winning Connacht intermediate without a guy who was 1 of 3 players nominated for footballler of the year in '22 - alongside David Clifford and Shane Walsh - is admirable. Castlerea just wouldn't have handled a Monivea-Abbey team with McDaid driving it, I've zero doubt about that. But you have to play what's on the field on the day and they got over the line so best of luck to them. Hope to see McDaid back soon. Galway badly need him.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 871 - 27/11/2023 11:22:21    2514699

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "Who is the Clarinbridge manager for 2024 lads?"
Mind your own business.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 179 - 27/11/2023 11:35:54    2514704

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Replying To Monaghansclown:  "Who is the Clarinbridge manager for 2024 lads?"
Clarinbridge shouldnt be talked about in a football thread :-)

But it is Niall Moran, former Limerick hurler

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 190 - 27/11/2023 17:21:12    2514775

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Any updates on the annual frenzy of outside managers, the pre Xmas circus that bleeds clubs dry?

Not as widespread as years ago with clubs coping on and backing there own managers.

Any truth that Johno Mahoney has departed ways with Salthill?

padthepostman (Galway) - Posts: 150 - 27/11/2023 18:37:30    2514786

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@anotheralias can you point out where I was gloating? I gave a balanced a fair post and you chose to respond in that manner is a bit bizarre.

To others I agree McDaid a big loss and went on to win the Galway final and beat the best in Mayo without him spoke volumes. In Cian Dolan,Glenn Kelly and Niall Mannion they have three talented young players coming through and in Trevor and Paddy Mullins put in a serious shift for their team.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3705 - 27/11/2023 19:27:16    2514790

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Replying To PressureKick:  "@The_Analyser Congratulations that a random intermediate club from your county won a Connacht title at the weekend. Might be the straw to break the one sided nature we've seen between the counties in championship in recent years"
Intermediate Connacht titles has been won by 8 clubs fron Galway and Roscommon 6. Five of the last 6 Connacht Intermediate finals has been between the Galway and Roscommon champions.

At county level Roscommon v Galway championship games in recent years have been competitive with goals scored at key stages in games the deciding factors. Since 2016 there has been 5 Connacht finals between the two with Galway winning 3 and Roscommon 2. Even league and FBD encounters in that time scale has been well contested with wins shared.

It's a healthy and strong rivalry between two Div 1 neighbour counties and should continue into 2024.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 45 - 27/11/2023 19:41:50    2514791

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Replying To Drax_the_destroyer:  "Intermediate Connacht titles has been won by 8 clubs fron Galway and Roscommon 6. Five of the last 6 Connacht Intermediate finals has been between the Galway and Roscommon champions.

At county level Roscommon v Galway championship games in recent years have been competitive with goals scored at key stages in games the deciding factors. Since 2016 there has been 5 Connacht finals between the two with Galway winning 3 and Roscommon 2. Even league and FBD encounters in that time scale has been well contested with wins shared.

It's a healthy and strong rivalry between two Div 1 neighbour counties and should continue into 2024."
Specifying Connacht finals and specifying exactly 8 seasons ago is extreme cherrypicking. Someone could just as easily say that Roscommon have beaten Galway in championship a total of twice in 22 years

Back in real-time, the last 3 championship wins have been by Galway and none of the scorelines have been particularly close

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 204 - 28/11/2023 14:04:23    2514875

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Replying To padthepostman:  "Any updates on the annual frenzy of outside managers, the pre Xmas circus that bleeds clubs dry?

Not as widespread as years ago with clubs coping on and backing there own managers.

Any truth that Johno Mahoney has departed ways with Salthill?"
I think that clubs have copied on and are not panicking by getting a manager for the sake of it, there is a lot of guys on the circuit that has won nothing at all or goes in and puts the club backwards, I think the standard of coaching and managers out there is a hell of a lot better than before, I think clubs that do any research at all nine times out of ten it works out fairly well for them some clubs just go for names and never works out at all, our club went for an outside manager a good few years ago and it worked out well for us! Sometimes clubs do not have the resources or high quality coaches that is needed to be successful, as far as bleeding clubs dry that is the clubs fault not the coaches just my opinion,

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 100 - 28/11/2023 16:33:27    2514903

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The ads on here are a good addition. Well done to all those involved.

The only clubs who might care about a provincial intermediate title are those in the final, and even then I'd say some of them aren't too fussed.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 71 - 28/11/2023 16:34:25    2514904

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Anyone know how NUIG football is going. I hear that Tommy Goals and Ryan O Donoghue are playing for the NUIG footballers. Also Cathal Sweeney is still there as well.

LottoPlus (Kilkenny) - Posts: 49 - 28/11/2023 17:08:06    2514909

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Specifying Connacht finals and specifying exactly 8 seasons ago is extreme cherrypicking. Someone could just as easily say that Roscommon have beaten Galway in championship a total of twice in 22 years

Back in real-time, the last 3 championship wins have been by Galway and none of the scorelines have been particularly close"
It's no cherry picking never mind extreme. its the factual info on rivalry between the two counties since 2016. 5,3,4 was the margin of victory for Galway in the last three Championship games and it took added time point from Comer to be sure of the win in the last match. Should they meet in the Connacht final or All Ireland series in 2024 it will highly likely be a well contested competitive game.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 45 - 28/11/2023 17:13:26    2514912

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Clubs sometimes have no option but to go outside as no one within the club will take it on.

Good young managers/coaches out there at the moment in Galway Club football.

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 331 - 28/11/2023 17:46:42    2514919

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Replying To LottoPlus:  "Anyone know how NUIG football is going. I hear that Tommy Goals and Ryan O Donoghue are playing for the NUIG footballers. Also Cathal Sweeney is still there as well."
Tommy "Goals" Conroy (Is from Kiltane), lads not fact checking incorrectly attributes the nickname to the Neale player that you may be talking about here who plays for Mayo senior team.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 692 - 28/11/2023 18:46:58    2514928

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Replying To The_analyser:  "@anotheralias can you point out where I was gloating? I gave a balanced a fair post and you chose to respond in that manner is a bit bizarre.

To others I agree McDaid a big loss and went on to win the Galway final and beat the best in Mayo without him spoke volumes. In Cian Dolan,Glenn Kelly and Niall Mannion they have three talented young players coming through and in Trevor and Paddy Mullins put in a serious shift for their team."
So it's the night of the galway county final. Corofin have beaten moycullen. A corofin man drives to moycullen and goes into a pub. Nobody is discussing the game. in disgust he decides to broach the subject with the locals. " what did ye think of the game lads, great game but corofin deserved to win"" . I would call that gloating if it happened.. Would you not?

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 819 - 28/11/2023 22:44:31    2514948

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "The ads on here are a good addition. Well done to all those involved.

The only clubs who might care about a provincial intermediate title are those in the final, and even then I'd say some of them aren't too fussed."
Sorry now but that's very easy for you to say considering you are part of a club who is competing for Senior titles year on year and are used to provincial and even All-Ireland runs

Most clubs may not see that for years, decades or even ever at any level. My club were lucky enough to get to one provincial final and lost after extra time, something we still regret years later.

I was sorely disappointed for Monivea/Abbey, they had never been in a provincial final before and it would have gone in their history if they had won it. (Which also backs up my last point)

Not.A.Quelly (Galway) - Posts: 94 - 29/11/2023 09:12:24    2514957

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Replying To Jellybaby:  "Clubs sometimes have no option but to go outside as no one within the club will take it on.

Good young managers/coaches out there at the moment in Galway Club football."
I would agree with this totally, and in most clubs if they stick with a local fella there is nearly almost a lot of favouritism or retaliation getting the nod where they shouldn't be, who are the best young managers and coaches in your opinion??

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 100 - 29/11/2023 11:36:01    2514973

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "The ads on here are a good addition. Well done to all those involved.

The only clubs who might care about a provincial intermediate title are those in the final, and even then I'd say some of them aren't too fussed."
I am a great admirer of Corofin but this comment is a poor one there are loads of clubs who would love to win at Connacht level we all can't be were corofin are, you should act like your players or ex players humble and respectful, you are letting your club name down there,

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 100 - 29/11/2023 11:40:36    2514974

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Replying To anotheralias:  "So it's the night of the galway county final. Corofin have beaten moycullen. A corofin man drives to moycullen and goes into a pub. Nobody is discussing the game. in disgust he decides to broach the subject with the locals. " what did ye think of the game lads, great game but corofin deserved to win"" . I would call that gloating if it happened.. Would you not?"
No I would not. If I went into a pub and had a chat with a few locals I'd get a more respectful answer matter of fact I wouldn't need to ask as the match would already be getting well discussed.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3705 - 29/11/2023 16:30:15    2515008

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "The ads on here are a good addition. Well done to all those involved.

The only clubs who might care about a provincial intermediate title are those in the final, and even then I'd say some of them aren't too fussed."
That's nonsense. Many myself included with no involvement will be watch a provincial final whatever the grade. To win that title is plenty to be fussed about and loads of clubs haven't won a provincial honours all aren't like your own Corofin.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3307 - 29/11/2023 17:17:10    2515014

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Replying To Fox.1n.7he.b0x:  "I would agree with this totally, and in most clubs if they stick with a local fella there is nearly almost a lot of favouritism or retaliation getting the nod where they shouldn't be, who are the best young managers and coaches in your opinion??"
Tough for people to coach senior team in they're own club. Outside coaches if good can be a good solution.

James Mannion and Eoin Mooney are up there in my opinion. Mooney was in my club in Westmeath for a few years. Lives in Ballygar I think. Players did not want him to leave

Mannion has been coaching in Leitrim too I think and involved in Galway development squads. Enjoy listening to him on maroon podcast

I will be in Hyde on Sunday. Corofin to win by 4

Mountlin (Westmeath) - Posts: 52 - 29/11/2023 21:11:22    2515033

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