Galway need to "play out of their skins" - De Paor

August 09, 2018

Galway's Damien Comer with Philip McMahon of Dublin.
©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.

Two-time All-Ireland winner Seán Óg De Paor says Galway will "have to play out of their skins" to topple Dublin in Saturday's All-Ireland SFC semi-final at Croke Park.

The Connacht champions head for HQ looking to bounce back from their eight-point loss to Monaghan and defy 11/2 odds against the Dubs and De Paor believes there are plenty of capable players within the Tribesmen's ranks to provide the upset.

"Dublin will be doing their own match ups, I'm assuming that Damien Comer, Shane Walsh and Ian Burke will have to be negated from a Dublin point of view so it'll be interesting to see what they're going to do with that," the former All Star defender is quoted saying by the Irish Daily Star.

"I don't know whether that will be good enough to beat Dublin but I'd love if Galway took them to the well…that they test Dublin's hunger and will to win because I don't think any team has done that this year.

"That it comes down to a question of 'do you want to win it?'. For Galway to beat Dublin they're going to have to play out of their skins.

"They're going to have to put out a lot of fires because Dublin can light a lot of them. But it's definitely possible to beat them."



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