Galway - dual travails part 2

Will probably never be beaten in terms of GAA docs. Never get that type of access these days.


No a chance,you’d be shot if you turned up to a training session with a camera

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I watched it there this morning, it’s just so raw it’s truly brilliant. A time capsule of Irish life as well. O’Mahony, Micheál on commentary, Micko, the players bringing the cup to the grandfather in the bed.


A stroke of genius dubbing Michael over the tv footage

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Two Aussies !! Time to warm up for the weekend!!


Galway GAA to shop local for new senior hurling team manager

Published: 11 July 2024

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NO outsiders need apply for the vacant Galway hurling team manager’s position if county GAA officials stick to their ‘shop local’ plans.

That scenario would rule out any prospect of the likes of Davy Fitzgerald, whose recent exit from the Waterford post fuelled speculation of a possible move west, and twice Tipperary All-Ireland winning supremo Liam Sheedy succeeding Henry Shefflin.

But another Tipp native Eamon O’Shea, who was added to the Galway coaching staff this year, would meet the criteria for the job as he has been long-time domiciled in the city.

It is hoped to have Shefflin’s replacement in place by early September following the expected exit of the Kilkenny legend from the Galway helm last week.

A five-person committee, including County Board Chairman Paul Bellew and the county’s new Finance & Operations Manager Seán O’Connor, will be tasked with finding the man to lead Galway hurlers for at least the next two years.

The final line up of the selection committee – it will feature two people with a sporting background other than GAA – won’t be finalised until ‘expressions of interest’ or individuals invited to apply for the position – are known to avoid any conflicts of interest.

A potential shortlist is current Dublin boss Michéal Donoghue, who has guided Galway to their lone All-Ireland title over the past 36 years, former team coach Mattie Kenny, current St Thomas’ and county minor manager Kenneth Burke, and O’Shea.

Geoffrey Lynskey, who guided Galway to two All-Ireland minor titles, is regarded to have “burned too many bridges” in the past, while current U-20 manager’s Fergal Healy’s claims for promotion to the top job are reportedly compromised by not winning an All-Ireland minor title with what was regarded as a decent team during his two-year term.

After three years in charge of the Tribesmen, Shefflin cut his losses after a disappointing tenure which failed to deliver any league or championship silverware.

McIntyre would know all about burning bridges anyways so he can empathise with Lynskey.


And abject performances

Heard Mattie is going to Westmeath. I also heard MOD was definitely staying in Dublin but that was before Henry walked the plank.

That qualifier where we got beat by Waterford in Thurles under him and John Lee, extremely unfit after finishing off a doctorate over the summer, was literally shaking the ground like an earthquake warming up was one of my worst Galway experiences.


According to that Maroon + White podcast Donohoe is manager of Clarinbridge this year. Mad that he will do that instead of looking at Dublin SHC games. Maybe he wants to return to his native shore.

Heard similar about Mattie. Coach Sully in for that job also.

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Donohue has seen the confidence that I have put into Clarinbridge and has decided to buy into the project.


I’d prefer to think it was the players charter that came out last year that attracted him to the job. The disciplinarian in him would have loved it.

Interesting. If he is leaving i would hope he would let us know sooner rather than later

He’s not going to leave the Dublin job without having the Galway one secured first.

It is his own club tbf

Is Johnny Kelly not in contention? Or would he be more suited to be a coach ?

Just watched the last 15 minutes of it there. It’s something that would genuinely lift anyone’s spirits. It’s a time capsule to a more innocent time. It’s magic.


I wouldn’t like o Donohue back

The ending with the bed-ridden gent perking up when Sam calls into the house at the end would bring a laugh to most miserable soul.