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Replying To GallantJohnJoe:  "Fans to be admired? The consensus seems to be that their premature invasion at the end was disgraceful and could've cost their team."
Who's consensus? Just brilliant overexuberance on a great day for them.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 5499 - 16/06/2019 18:22:42    2195921

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Replying To Llaw_Gyffes:  "Didn't see that one coming. Galway look lost without Comer. Thought Michael Daly was doing ok, couldn't understand how he was taken off before Ian Burke who didn't get a kick. Fair play to Roscommon, no disputing who are top dogs in Connacht. Hard to know where Galway are at but I don't think anyone will like to meet them all the same. Looking at the Ross delight at the end, who said provincial titles don't matter!"
You're being very generous there. Right now I think anyone would like to meet us.
As for not seeing it coming, all the same issues that were there today in the 2nd half were visible against London.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 774 - 16/06/2019 18:24:46    2195925

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Replying To the_walls:  "You won't be going to the Hyde. Provincials champions play each other in the "neutral" game in Croke Park."
Jeepers, your right, fair play! I was on for booking hotels online had Galway won.

Our away game will be either C

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3282 - 16/06/2019 18:25:23    2195926

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Replying To the_walls:  "You won't be going to the Hyde. Provincials champions play each other in the "neutral" game in Croke Park."
Jeepers, your right, fair play, would have lost money on that.

I was IPad in hand booking hotels online had Galway won.

Our away game will be either Cavan or Donegal away, or whoever comes through the qualifier.

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 3282 - 16/06/2019 18:27:25    2195928

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Congrats to the Rossies who showed great desire and determination to turn it around in the second half. Completely deserved the win in the end.

Pretty abysmal stuff from Galway especially in the second half. The style of football implemented by the current management does not suit the players available. Hard to see much of a turnaround which could be a benefit in disguise as I think a change is needed. I don't know what Galway supporters think but how the hell is Kieran Molloy not starting? Plus the Corofin keeper is one of the best in the business but nowhere to be seen.

panamasam (Australia) - Posts: 2289 - 16/06/2019 18:28:37    2195930

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Fair play Roscommon. Well done. Didn't see the game but from comments here it appears to have been poor. Not that Roscommon will care about that.

lilywhite1 (Kildare) - Posts: 2966 - 16/06/2019 18:33:33    2195936

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A fantastic result for Roscommon today in Pearse Stadium. Fair play to them.

GormlaighG (Mayo) - Posts: 72 - 16/06/2019 18:36:21    2195938

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "You're being very generous there. Right now I think anyone would like to meet us.
As for not seeing it coming, all the same issues that were there today in the 2nd half were visible against London."
they've been visible for 5 years now.
You raise yourselves against your arch enemy then fall back to a level that's more akin to the squad you have,
Walsh and this current team are one trick ponies i'm afraid.

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 224 - 16/06/2019 18:39:31    2195944

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Replying To BeJasus:  "they've been visible for 5 years now.
You raise yourselves against your arch enemy then fall back to a level that's more akin to the squad you have,
Walsh and this current team are one trick ponies i'm afraid."
Indeed they have. I was at a league game a few years ago - 8 points down midway through the 2nd half, we had everyone back in our own half of the field. The fact that we won with the last kick of the game couldn't hide the fact that the tactics were bizarre.

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 774 - 16/06/2019 18:53:31    2195956

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As nightmare weekends go, galway's takes some beating. Eliminated from the hurling by a galway man and then embarrassed by an Anthony Cunningham managed roscommon team on their home soil. Incredible.

What's the mood like in galway towards their football team at the moment? Are people fed up of Walsh and his tactics? Surely corofin should be the blueprint if galway are to become a serious team again.

GallantJohnJoe (Cavan) - Posts: 307 - 16/06/2019 18:59:39    2195958

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Jeepers, your right, fair play, would have lost money on that.

I was IPad in hand booking hotels online had Galway won.

Our away game will be either Cavan or Donegal away, or whoever comes through the qualifier."
So the Dubs will have 2 home games again..that should go down well with the begrudges!!

Douglas_44 (Roscommon) - Posts: 189 - 16/06/2019 19:07:31    2195964

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Well done Roscommon and hard luck Galway and we'll see ye in Killarney in 4 weeks if all goes to plan.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 10528 - 16/06/2019 19:46:36    2195994

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Outstanding win by Roscommon. Galway having a bad year all round so far. But enjoy the right to party Rossies!!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 7701 - 16/06/2019 20:06:04    2196003

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Replying To Belclare:  "Well done Roscommon, fully deserved. For Galway players I feel terrible, as they have so much potential, but are absolutely totally hamstrung by a management team that really are clueless.
The benefit for Galway is they will get another tough game in the qualifiers and change the team around, get Comer back and by the end of the season there will be an opening at management level."
or maybe they're just not good enough

centerfield (Mayo) - Posts: 319 - 16/06/2019 20:07:45    2196004

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Replying To GallantJohnJoe:  "As nightmare weekends go, galway's takes some beating. Eliminated from the hurling by a galway man and then embarrassed by an Anthony Cunningham managed roscommon team on their home soil. Incredible.

What's the mood like in galway towards their football team at the moment? Are people fed up of Walsh and his tactics? Surely corofin should be the blueprint if galway are to become a serious team again."
Not as bad as you sir from Cavan thinks.. Minors beat Mayo and going for 5 in a row, 20s hammered Dublin to win the John Kerins cup, Juniors beat Mayo do win Connacht, and seniors beaten, but more importantly our manager will not survive this season so a overdue change in playing style and players will benefit this great county.
Best of luck in your quest v Donegal to win a first cup in what 20 years??

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 16/06/2019 20:10:06    2196006

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Replying To Belclare:  "Not as bad as you sir from Cavan thinks.. Minors beat Mayo and going for 5 in a row, 20s hammered Dublin to win the John Kerins cup, Juniors beat Mayo do win Connacht, and seniors beaten, but more importantly our manager will not survive this season so a overdue change in playing style and players will benefit this great county.
Best of luck in your quest v Donegal to win a first cup in what 20 years??"
Pointing towards moral victories against Mayo does not take away the fact
that this Galway outfit have looked bang average against various opponents..

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 224 - 16/06/2019 20:25:47    2196023

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Replying To TheUsername:  "Jeepers, your right, fair play, would have lost money on that.

I was IPad in hand booking hotels online had Galway won.

Our away game will be either Cavan or Donegal away, or whoever comes through the qualifier."
Please Cavan win this game Donegal away would be a great road trip I've been in Ballybofey plenty of times great spot for a big game.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts: 9926 - 16/06/2019 21:04:06    2196052

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Replying To BeJasus:  "Pointing towards moral victories against Mayo does not take away the fact
that this Galway outfit have looked bang average against various opponents.."
Winning 5 in a row minors is hardly a moral victory

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 16/06/2019 21:28:28    2196066

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Great win for Roscommon, thought they were beaten at half time but they came out the second half and blew Galway away. Cathal Cregg had a great game as did Enda Smith. Cunningham has made them more solid defensively and theyhave some really good players. I can only see them getting better.

As for Galway, they were a huge disappointment. Once Shane Walsh was being kept quiet they had nobody else. Surely Kieran Molloy is good enough to be on the starting 15. They could still recover and make the super 8s but there seems to be something lacking.

Green_Gold (Donegal) - Posts: 1613 - 16/06/2019 21:30:12    2196068

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Well done Roscommon. Anthony Cunningham has instilled a lot of self belief and going out knowing you have the capability to compete with anyone is the foundation for more good performances in the future.

I don't want to be too critical of Galway... we've every chance of meeting them if we survive Newry and whatever round 3 might have in store. If we manage to get that far and the draw dictates, we'll have a genuine knockout game with them, and that hasn't happened in a long time.

Pericles (Mayo) - Posts: 2081 - 16/06/2019 21:33:54    2196071

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