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Replying To anotheralias:  "Many Congrats to St brigids and best of luck in AI series. Brigids were well deserving winners. In terms of corofin we all need to take perspective before we slate them. They were would beaters in some peoples opinion after ballina game and half their team should be starting for galway, now some people are saying that they have no inter county players. The real truth is half way between these statements. Corofin won a poor enough ( although evenly balanced) Galway championship and, correspondingly, many people ( including Joe brolly) had an inflated opinion on their potential. In terms of county players , Dylan mchugh and Liam Silke are still critical players. Kieran molloy and bernie power definitely in top 24. Patrick Egan, Gavin Burke should also get game time in league with a view to assessing ability to progress to next level. Jack McCabe may also be one for the future but the jury is out as to how well his brilliant skills will translate to Senior IC"
Might be in the minority on this one but I can't see Corofin being Connacht winners anytime soon. Sice, Farragher, Lundy, Steede will all be gone. Lot of miles on the clock for Wall, Cunningham, Daithi, Silke, Leonard etc. Ian Burke not likely to be available in near future and they didn't really trust the young lads yesterday with Egan taken off and Gill only a late sub. I think Sean Kelly not playing the county final was the deciding factor and Moycullen will be comfortable favourites next year. Salthill will be coming with new management, Mountbellew won't go away and Claregalway will get it together. I think time will prove it is still a major rebuild in Corofin and as the odds suggested in this years county final, it was a bit of a fluke to catch Moycullen off guard.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 621 - 04/12/2023 13:45:51    2515468

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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Absolutely no soft frees were given to Brigids, they were head and shoulders the better team. He reffed the game very well I thought, was very tough on steps but consistent for both teams."
I agree St Brigids were the better team on the day. No complaints or excuses from me. Best of luck going forward.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2077 - 04/12/2023 13:57:14    2515469

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Replying To galway19:  "Might be in the minority on this one but I can't see Corofin being Connacht winners anytime soon. Sice, Farragher, Lundy, Steede will all be gone. Lot of miles on the clock for Wall, Cunningham, Daithi, Silke, Leonard etc. Ian Burke not likely to be available in near future and they didn't really trust the young lads yesterday with Egan taken off and Gill only a late sub. I think Sean Kelly not playing the county final was the deciding factor and Moycullen will be comfortable favourites next year. Salthill will be coming with new management, Mountbellew won't go away and Claregalway will get it together. I think time will prove it is still a major rebuild in Corofin and as the odds suggested in this years county final, it was a bit of a fluke to catch Moycullen off guard."
Management didn't seem to trust the older guard yesterday either it seems. Ian Burke, Jason Leonard and Dylan Canney were all big losses but why weren't the likes of Eddie Steede and Martin Farragher introduced as both are big game players who have seen it all and won it all before?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3240 - 04/12/2023 14:04:06    2515471

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Replying To galway19:  "Might be in the minority on this one but I can't see Corofin being Connacht winners anytime soon. Sice, Farragher, Lundy, Steede will all be gone. Lot of miles on the clock for Wall, Cunningham, Daithi, Silke, Leonard etc. Ian Burke not likely to be available in near future and they didn't really trust the young lads yesterday with Egan taken off and Gill only a late sub. I think Sean Kelly not playing the county final was the deciding factor and Moycullen will be comfortable favourites next year. Salthill will be coming with new management, Mountbellew won't go away and Claregalway will get it together. I think time will prove it is still a major rebuild in Corofin and as the odds suggested in this years county final, it was a bit of a fluke to catch Moycullen off guard."
Corofin in crisis surely!! You could argue that the Joe Brolly PR wing is the only dept. really operating on overdrive in the entire club. At least no one on here will be wondering where Kevin Johnson lives, after that display yesterday.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3347 - 04/12/2023 14:10:42    2515472

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Replying To galway19:  "Might be in the minority on this one but I can't see Corofin being Connacht winners anytime soon. Sice, Farragher, Lundy, Steede will all be gone. Lot of miles on the clock for Wall, Cunningham, Daithi, Silke, Leonard etc. Ian Burke not likely to be available in near future and they didn't really trust the young lads yesterday with Egan taken off and Gill only a late sub. I think Sean Kelly not playing the county final was the deciding factor and Moycullen will be comfortable favourites next year. Salthill will be coming with new management, Mountbellew won't go away and Claregalway will get it together. I think time will prove it is still a major rebuild in Corofin and as the odds suggested in this years county final, it was a bit of a fluke to catch Moycullen off guard."
Hasn't Ian Burke as many miles on the clock as most of that second lishhht? Gas that when fellas are unavailable, no one will question their milometer readings at all, they're so focused on the 'unavailability' problem.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3347 - 04/12/2023 14:16:46    2515476

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Replying To veterngaa:  "Did you watch the game?"
Yes I did and I thought most of the frees awarded to Brigid's were dubious at best. I saw perfectly good tackles by Corofin players given as fouls - some of those Brigid's players were barely touched, fell over and hey presto they get a "free". It will be interesting going forward if that is the case with another ref.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3240 - 04/12/2023 14:36:05    2515483

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Replying To Claretandblue:  "Matt Connor has the Celtic medal that counts and stayed loyal to Walsh Island, hopefully Glen or Brigid's put manners on the biggest club in the country and their recruitment policy"
That's some chip you have on your shoulder there. I wonder if you were so annoyed when Parnell's had lads from Mayo and Laois joining them? Or when Kildare were recruiting outsiders in the late 90s?

If you knew anything about Galway football you'd know that Shane Walsh owes his home club nothing.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 858 - 04/12/2023 15:08:39    2515486

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Replying To TobeaRossie:  "Absolutely no soft frees were given to Brigids, they were head and shoulders the better team. He reffed the game very well I thought, was very tough on steps but consistent for both teams."
No complaints on the way it was reffed. Brigid's were the better team by some distance.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 858 - 04/12/2023 15:13:29    2515488

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes I did and I thought most of the frees awarded to Brigid's were dubious at best. I saw perfectly good tackles by Corofin players given as fouls - some of those Brigid's players were barely touched, fell over and hey presto they get a "free". It will be interesting going forward if that is the case with another ref."
HAHAHAHAHA

Seanfanbocht (Roscommon) - Posts: 1268 - 04/12/2023 15:35:12    2515492

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Corofin can be happy with their season, still think the balance of the team isn't where they want it to be, not enough forwards in the team.

Jack McCabe managed to hit 2 brilliant scores from play, is he U20 next year?

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 238 - 04/12/2023 16:09:41    2515498

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Replying To tommy k:  "Management didn't seem to trust the older guard yesterday either it seems. Ian Burke, Jason Leonard and Dylan Canney were all big losses but why weren't the likes of Eddie Steede and Martin Farragher introduced as both are big game players who have seen it all and won it all before?"
Eddie Steede is 58

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 364 - 04/12/2023 17:33:33    2515507

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Corofin can be happy with their season, still think the balance of the team isn't where they want it to be, not enough forwards in the team.

Jack McCabe managed to hit 2 brilliant scores from play, is he U20 next year?"
I agree Corofin have had a good year. To be back again in the Provincial final is a good achievement for the club. It's not easy to keep coming back year after year at the top level. Brolly didn't do them any favours with his ridiculous assertion that they might save football which I'm sure gave a lot of motivation to their opponents. They were very poor at midfield and yesterday wasn't a good day for Liam Silke. They will be a strong team in Galway and Connacht in the years to come. They don't owe anything to anyone.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 248 - 04/12/2023 18:39:15    2515519

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Bernie not the answer.. any goalie or midfielder around??

Howardhunt1 (Galway) - Posts: 77 - 04/12/2023 21:16:58    2515532

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Replying To crafty:  "I agree Corofin have had a good year. To be back again in the Provincial final is a good achievement for the club. It's not easy to keep coming back year after year at the top level. Brolly didn't do them any favours with his ridiculous assertion that they might save football which I'm sure gave a lot of motivation to their opponents. They were very poor at midfield and yesterday wasn't a good day for Liam Silke. They will be a strong team in Galway and Connacht in the years to come. They don't owe anything to anyone."
Agree - a lot of unhelpful rubbish written by Brolly.

Just a flat day at the office. If we scored our scorable frees and performed as we usually do on the kickout we would have won. But we didn't.

Good luck to Brigid's. Their county players were all excellent.

PierreBezuhov (UK) - Posts: 222 - 05/12/2023 10:09:58    2515566

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Eddie Steede is 58"
Apologies Ronan Steede but Eddie may have even done a better job out there compared to some of them the last day! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3240 - 05/12/2023 10:10:43    2515567

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Corofin a shadow of their former selves. Too risk averse and reluctant to kick the ball. Conor Cunningham missed numerous goal chances. Lost midfield and missed their dead balls. Not good enough.

MapleSyrup (Galway) - Posts: 158 - 05/12/2023 10:14:07    2515568

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Corofin a shadow of their former selves. Too risk averse and reluctant to kick the ball. Conor Cunningham missed numerous goal chances. Lost midfield and missed their dead balls. Not good enough."
That is true and it probably brings up the issue of the standard of club football in Galway, they hammered Caherlistrane and Salthill in group games and beat Moycullen who were only missing Sean Kelly on the day and they themselves were missing 3 or 4 key of their own starting forwards in the county final.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 690 - 05/12/2023 11:16:54    2515582

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Replying To MapleSyrup:  "Corofin a shadow of their former selves. Too risk averse and reluctant to kick the ball. Conor Cunningham missed numerous goal chances. Lost midfield and missed their dead balls. Not good enough."
The Corofin team(s) we seen from 2013-19 never likely be seen again. A period that won 7 Galway titles in a row, 4 Connacht titles in 5 years and 4 All Ireland titles won in 6 years.

I'll have to watch the game back a 3rd time to see these numerous goal chances missed. The one I recall in the first half against the run of play a foul really should have been called as Conor Cunningham made about 10 steps before taking on that shot on that came off the crossbar.

Sunday was just another chapter in the Roscommon v Galway keenly contested and competitive rivalry. At both club and county level really nothing between the two counties, All on the day and matches between the sides never easy to call.

Next competitive meeting (I don't count the waste of time FBD comp played indoors) will be the NFL Div 1 meeting on the first weekend in Feb. While it's disappointing for Corofin to make their exit on the plus side Padraic Joyce chances of winning that match will now be boosted by having Corofin players available for selection and if St Brigids go on to reach the AI final they won't be available for Roscommon.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 42 - 05/12/2023 18:02:56    2515643

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Replying To crafty:  "I agree Corofin have had a good year. To be back again in the Provincial final is a good achievement for the club. It's not easy to keep coming back year after year at the top level. Brolly didn't do them any favours with his ridiculous assertion that they might save football which I'm sure gave a lot of motivation to their opponents. They were very poor at midfield and yesterday wasn't a good day for Liam Silke. They will be a strong team in Galway and Connacht in the years to come. They don't owe anything to anyone."
That's very true. Corofin deserve great credit for bringing all their young players through with a great emphasis on competitiveness and skill. Their contribution to schools and colleges is legendary. They are always magnanimous in victory and gracious in defeat. Their supporters are rightly very proud of their teams and add to the collective. Long may it continue...

Really (Galway) - Posts: 575 - 05/12/2023 19:13:09    2515647

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Replying To GDL:  "That is true and it probably brings up the issue of the standard of club football in Galway, they hammered Caherlistrane and Salthill in group games and beat Moycullen who were only missing Sean Kelly on the day and they themselves were missing 3 or 4 key of their own starting forwards in the county final."
Not quite true they were also missing No 14 N Walsh who was one of the highest scorers from play in this years championship also M O'Reilly who played most if not all games in 22 but I'm told was recovering from surgery and only played very few minutes in semi and final either of whom I imagine would have been of great benefit to their attack.
Missing top line players has an impact on all teams as we saw in Co final and Connacht final.

backtooldwall (Galway) - Posts: 62 - 05/12/2023 21:27:44    2515667

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