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Replying To gbay:  "good post but we could say the same thing about heaney..
no douth that he is much better in the half back line but we seem to have alot of players who seem
much better suited in the half back line..
there was a post about costello earlier on..im sure if he was given a proper chance and gain some experience in the 10/12 position he could do what boland did last sunday but like other we will never no..

i no its only February but another heavy defeat next sunday we will be looking at division 2 in the face
as we wont get anything up in tyrone in round 3 but tbh if they just pick lads in more suitable
positions and start kicking the bloody ball into the forwards much quicker and show a pattern of play
with a bit of desire then ill take that whatever the result..

with all these injuries you have to question the s@c team ability to manage these players..
sean kelly ankle not right after 7 months...
mcdaid coming back from a broken tibia and then his groin goes..
comer more injuries etc etc etc...
who's next i wonder..."
The injuries thing is serious at this stage. By my reckoning all of the following have missed a couple of months over the last couple of years through injury.
Jack Glynn, Comer, Finnerty, Fitzgerald, McLaughlin, Sean Kelly, Silke, Molloy, Patrick Kelly, McDaid, Hernon,
Mulkerrin, Tierney, I think McHugh was injured last year, Culhane, Conor Flaherty. Add to that John Daly has done his cruciate twice and Paul Conroy broke his 2 legs. Crazy stuff.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 361 - 31/01/2024 16:31:39    2523549

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Replying To MeAlone:  "Shane Walsh gone for the year, major operation"
That's a disaster if true.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 361 - 31/01/2024 16:33:55    2523550

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I'm resigned to the fact that there is an unusual amount of injuries afflicting the team and at this stage you left wondering is there something seriously wrong with a group of lads to be so injury prone or is there something wrong with the training set up. Can anyone confirm that Galway's level of injuries over last number of years is outside the norm for senior intercounty.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 31/01/2024 18:28:11    2523573

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Replying To smallfrank:  "That's a disaster if true."
Disagree he's not been at the races for a long while, yes extraordinary but too inconsistent, leave GAA for a while and rediscover his love

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 212 - 31/01/2024 18:55:53    2523576

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College well beaten by UCD so they won't have to worry about any more Sigerson fixtures. They never got going this year after being tournament favourites before a ball was kicked.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 31/01/2024 19:09:03    2523580

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Replying To MeAlone:  "Shane Walsh gone for the year, major operation"
That is terrible news if true? All GAA supporters, including Roscommon ones, want to see the best players in action, and test themselves against the best. Shane Walsh is without doubt, one of the top players in Ireland and all genuine GAA supporters wish him well.
Hopefully that news is not true.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 485 - 31/01/2024 19:19:56    2523582

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If I was PJ I would use 5 developmental players in every league game.
Connacht this year also might be a big ask, Mayo are all out to win it back.
We need to put together a squad for Summer campaign. I would be optimistic enough.
Gaillimh Abu.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1196 - 31/01/2024 20:56:01    2523586

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Replying To smallfrank:  "The injuries thing is serious at this stage. By my reckoning all of the following have missed a couple of months over the last couple of years through injury.
Jack Glynn, Comer, Finnerty, Fitzgerald, McLaughlin, Sean Kelly, Silke, Molloy, Patrick Kelly, McDaid, Hernon,
Mulkerrin, Tierney, I think McHugh was injured last year, Culhane, Conor Flaherty. Add to that John Daly has done his cruciate twice and Paul Conroy broke his 2 legs. Crazy stuff."
no other county in ireland in either code have had injuries like what the galway footballers have had in the last 12 months...surely to god they can come up with new training plans for the lads who are prone to injuries on a regular basis like what kieron fitz did for corofin for all those years to keep him fit/sharp..
i dont get it..
anyways i see a post has up walsh is gone..i hope that not true but at this stage i wouldnt be surprised..

anyways im going to the hyde on sunday..is there many on here going?

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 01/02/2024 01:04:31    2523603

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Replying To smallfrank:  "That's a disaster if true."
What a shame, he's a fabulous player, one of the most skilful ever. Best wishes to him.

Overthebar53 (Carlow) - Posts: 199 - 01/02/2024 01:22:36    2523606

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "That is terrible news if true? All GAA supporters, including Roscommon ones, want to see the best players in action, and test themselves against the best. Shane Walsh is without doubt, one of the top players in Ireland and all genuine GAA supporters wish him well.
Hopefully that news is not true."
Yup agreed, one of my favorite players in the country to watch.

Best wishes to him if that is true.

TobeaRossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 128 - 01/02/2024 10:29:07    2523634

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Replying To Overthebar53:  "What a shame, he's a fabulous player, one of the most skilful ever. Best wishes to him."
No corroboration for this any place else, so take it with a pinch of salt for now.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 124 - 01/02/2024 10:36:19    2523638

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Replying To gbay:  "no other county in ireland in either code have had injuries like what the galway footballers have had in the last 12 months...surely to god they can come up with new training plans for the lads who are prone to injuries on a regular basis like what kieron fitz did for corofin for all those years to keep him fit/sharp..
i dont get it..
anyways i see a post has up walsh is gone..i hope that not true but at this stage i wouldnt be surprised..

anyways im going to the hyde on sunday..is there many on here going?"
I have asked a few people about Shane Walsh and nobody knows weather its true or not. I hope not for his own sake the poor lad. As regards all the injuries something must be wrong with the training or the amount of training they are doing or something is wrong with the way the medical and physios teams are dealing with injuries. I just don't know but something somewhere is not right.

JakeTheMan (Galway) - Posts: 19 - 01/02/2024 13:10:48    2523664

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Replying To cavan.galway:  "this game we all love is all about opinion my thoughts on your team,
burke un likely to start as joyce seems to be a big fan of conor gleeson
people berate our midfield being slow and then you along with others select maher/tierney who are both not quick
o'conghaile and o'curraoin are not wing forwards, would not like to see them tracking pacy wing backs
cunnigham wasn't even on the 26 for mayo game

no reflection on your team but i think there is a notion out there that galway have great forwards and im not quite sure why. walsh is the big name and is hot and cold as we all know, comer is never available and the best of the rest finnerty struggles to start these days, sweeney is named in forwards generally and never scores, heaney more worried about tracking back rather than going forward, someone might let me know if ive missed anyone"
Apart from Kerry and Dublin, what county has better forwards than Galway?
Granted Walsh is inconsistent, Comer is injury prone and Rob Finnerty hasn't rediscovered his form of 2022.
But there are other forwards in Galway who would walk onto most county teams. Des Conneelly, Eoin Finnerty, Brian Mannion, Barry McHugh a good free taker and good club player, Dylan Canney, Nathan Grainger, Tomo Culhane and that's only picking lads from the top 8 senior clubs.

Most counties only have one top forward - Tyrone with McCurry, McGuigan with Derry, McBrearty and maybe Gallen with Donegal, McManus with Monaghan, Tommy Conroy with Mayo.

Galway just need to keep lads fit and get more out of their attacking abilities.

NoughtiesFootball (USA) - Posts: 4 - 01/02/2024 13:38:02    2523670

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Replying To JakeTheMan:  "I have asked a few people about Shane Walsh and nobody knows weather its true or not. I hope not for his own sake the poor lad. As regards all the injuries something must be wrong with the training or the amount of training they are doing or something is wrong with the way the medical and physios teams are dealing with injuries. I just don't know but something somewhere is not right."
your spot on...
but something must of seriously gone wrong between sunday and wednesday eve from him
to get a serious injury and an op done so im thinking we'd have heard something by now..
team announced tomo eve so lets see then but football aside i hope he's alright..after all its only a game.
but id agree with you..sounds like to me they need to seriously review the s@c/medical team and try
and figure out what is going on..if we can see it why cant they..

so much negativity around the footballers atm unfortunately i can only see one winner on sunday
anyways ill be going anyway as i no there better then this but we need to see it.

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 246 - 01/02/2024 13:56:46    2523674

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Replying To gbay:  "no other county in ireland in either code have had injuries like what the galway footballers have had in the last 12 months...surely to god they can come up with new training plans for the lads who are prone to injuries on a regular basis like what kieron fitz did for corofin for all those years to keep him fit/sharp..
i dont get it..
anyways i see a post has up walsh is gone..i hope that not true but at this stage i wouldnt be surprised..

anyways im going to the hyde on sunday..is there many on here going?"
The S&C setup hasn't changed since kw time albeit he managed it better but it just isn't to a high enough standard. That is huge side of the management team and should have changed with pj but for what ever reason hasn't.
Worst conditioner team in div1 from the matches I seen over weekend, lads carrying some winter gains whereas mayo ros Kerry Derry where all lean and in far better shape. Can't change now but needs to change when the next management team comes in for 25

Sportsfanatic90 (Westmeath) - Posts: 212 - 01/02/2024 14:10:45    2523679

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Replying To NoughtiesFootball:  "Apart from Kerry and Dublin, what county has better forwards than Galway?
Granted Walsh is inconsistent, Comer is injury prone and Rob Finnerty hasn't rediscovered his form of 2022.
But there are other forwards in Galway who would walk onto most county teams. Des Conneelly, Eoin Finnerty, Brian Mannion, Barry McHugh a good free taker and good club player, Dylan Canney, Nathan Grainger, Tomo Culhane and that's only picking lads from the top 8 senior clubs.

Most counties only have one top forward - Tyrone with McCurry, McGuigan with Derry, McBrearty and maybe Gallen with Donegal, McManus with Monaghan, Tommy Conroy with Mayo.

Galway just need to keep lads fit and get more out of their attacking abilities."
Disagree that Des Conneelly, Eoin Finnerty, Brian Mannion, Barry McHugh,Dylan Canney, Nathan Grainger, Tomo Culhane would walk onto most county teams. Especially not division one or two counties.

mayo,Derry,donegal,Tyrone all have better forwards in my opinion. Not sure how you forgot Ryan O Donoghue plays for Mayo who would walk onto our team along with two Canavan brothers from Tyrone, mccarron from monaghan, ethan doherty from derry i could go on... walsh and comer only two guranteed starters when fit in our forward line.

cavan.galway (Galway) - Posts: 182 - 01/02/2024 15:29:52    2523694

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Replying To Sportsfanatic90:  "The S&C setup hasn't changed since kw time albeit he managed it better but it just isn't to a high enough standard. That is huge side of the management team and should have changed with pj but for what ever reason hasn't.
Worst conditioner team in div1 from the matches I seen over weekend, lads carrying some winter gains whereas mayo ros Kerry Derry where all lean and in far better shape. Can't change now but needs to change when the next management team comes in for 25"
I'm sorry but the amount of ill informed comments and posts on this particular Galway Football thread is staggering and is very frustrating to say the least.

Firstly Shane Walsh has not had a season ending injury that has required surgery. People commenting to this effect and also those adding on with their concerns need to get a reality check.

Secondly for Sportsfanatic90 the S&C team has changed completely since Kevin Walshs time so let's get that right. Your perspective that Galway were the worst conditioned team in Div 1 based on your view from an armchair or from your fathers lap is laughable. If you are that well informed in physical conditioning you should head over to Loughgeorge this evening and offer PJ and Co your services.

The truth is and I have spoken with a source within the Senior camp is that this Galway team are over training and have been since October 2023. They have regularly had double sessions on weekends Sat & Sun (All of Dec weekends were doubles) and when you add in Sigerson training/games, travel and overall physical & mental fatigue you get the injury list we currently have.

The physio set up has been more or less the same since John O Mahonys time but I don't think that's to blame either. Players are dropping like flies with mostly soft tissue injuries (3-4 week rehab injuries) because they are over worked and not getting enough recovery. I would expect with the run of NFL games now the training load will drop and lads will get some more time to recover so I'd expect players to start to return as league progresses. The performance last Sunday was no surprise for me and others around me in the know and Im not saying that to BS anyone. We may see an uptick in performance next Sunday but if so I fear it will only be temporary.

SidelineKick (Galway) - Posts: 6 - 01/02/2024 15:34:42    2523695

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Very sad if its true about Shane. Is there any point in going to They Hyde at all this weekend - we might as well hand Roscommon the 2 points now.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3314 - 01/02/2024 16:26:39    2523706

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Replying To SidelineKick:  "I'm sorry but the amount of ill informed comments and posts on this particular Galway Football thread is staggering and is very frustrating to say the least.

Firstly Shane Walsh has not had a season ending injury that has required surgery. People commenting to this effect and also those adding on with their concerns need to get a reality check.

Secondly for Sportsfanatic90 the S&C team has changed completely since Kevin Walshs time so let's get that right. Your perspective that Galway were the worst conditioned team in Div 1 based on your view from an armchair or from your fathers lap is laughable. If you are that well informed in physical conditioning you should head over to Loughgeorge this evening and offer PJ and Co your services.

The truth is and I have spoken with a source within the Senior camp is that this Galway team are over training and have been since October 2023. They have regularly had double sessions on weekends Sat & Sun (All of Dec weekends were doubles) and when you add in Sigerson training/games, travel and overall physical & mental fatigue you get the injury list we currently have.

The physio set up has been more or less the same since John O Mahonys time but I don't think that's to blame either. Players are dropping like flies with mostly soft tissue injuries (3-4 week rehab injuries) because they are over worked and not getting enough recovery. I would expect with the run of NFL games now the training load will drop and lads will get some more time to recover so I'd expect players to start to return as league progresses. The performance last Sunday was no surprise for me and others around me in the know and Im not saying that to BS anyone. We may see an uptick in performance next Sunday but if so I fear it will only be temporary."
The physio set up has been more or less the same since John O Mahonys time? Padraics younger sister is the physio im not sure she was even born back in 98. Mahony had the Irish soccer legend mick Byrne running things

Galway have by far the most injuries every year, no other team can compare. joyce said he could not take Walsh off because all the subs were used. He was limping after the last 45 maybe 10mins left in the game

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 674 - 01/02/2024 16:42:26    2523711

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Replying To MeAlone:  "Shane Walsh gone for the year, major operation"
Not true and if you posted such false speculation on another forum you would be given a ban.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 77 - 01/02/2024 16:57:31    2523717

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