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Replying To candlewax:  "For a guy who always claim's Galway folk are obsessed with talking about Mayo....... I'd say you mention Galway in every second comment you put up on this, even when you're in New York it seems!
Need to start handing out best supporters in Ireland awards. At least it wont take ye 68 years to win that.."
Well this is a Connacht championship thread.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 17/05/2019 20:53:55    2185055

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Replying To kiloughter:  "And half of Galway county is hurling only. City support will never have the 'parish' feel of rural clubs. Mayo is a one code rural county. Very little competition so while your support base is impressive it is distinctly more advantaged in capturing the hearts and minds than Galway. This is the reality."
I k ow that but it may surprise many that the biggest club in mayo, Castlebar Mitchell's is probably the worst supported club..soccer and rugby in the town. Only recently has Westport upped their game in the GAA which is great to see. Rugby big in Ballina too and basketball so the theory that it's only Gaelic Football is mistaken although football is king there are only 130,000 living in the county...I think we 16th on the most populous counties in Ireland

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 17/05/2019 20:57:53    2185058

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Replying To yew_tree:  "I k ow that but it may surprise many that the biggest club in mayo, Castlebar Mitchell's is probably the worst supported club..soccer and rugby in the town. Only recently has Westport upped their game in the GAA which is great to see. Rugby big in Ballina too and basketball so the theory that it's only Gaelic Football is mistaken although football is king there are only 130,000 living in the county...I think we 16th on the most populous counties in Ireland"
Castlebar Mitchells All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Runner-Ups 1994, 2014, 2016
Westport All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Winners 2017
Ballina Stephenites All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions: 2004/05

Ya not much football in these areas at all reminds me of corofin all soccer and rugby.
How many Mayo teams are there in the Rugby All-Ireland League (AIL)???
How many Mayo teams are there in the League of Ireland Premier Division/First Division????

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 394 - 18/05/2019 02:02:28    2185111

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Replying To brisbane:  "Castlebar Mitchells All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Runner-Ups 1994, 2014, 2016
Westport All-Ireland Intermediate Club Football Championship Winners 2017
Ballina Stephenites All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions: 2004/05

Ya not much football in these areas at all reminds me of corofin all soccer and rugby.
How many Mayo teams are there in the Rugby All-Ireland League (AIL)???
How many Mayo teams are there in the League of Ireland Premier Division/First Division????"
1 Mayo team in AIL ( will play in same division next year as the two Galway teams, who have a good crop of Mayo players also) considering Galway has twice the population of Mayo this is a silly argument.

0 in the LOI ( but have a good spread across Galway United and Sligo rovers).

Galway2019 (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 18/05/2019 09:43:10    2185128

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Well this is a Connacht championship thread."
Yet people from Galway aren't allowed to mention Mayo on this thread!? Strange that.
It's a shame the basketball scene is so strong in Ballina and of course the soccer has always been so strong in the city. If all these players were to commit to the Mayo footballers, I think this could be the last step Mayo need to get over the line.

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 178 - 18/05/2019 10:21:24    2185141

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Replying To candlewax:  "Yet people from Galway aren't allowed to mention Mayo on this thread!? Strange that.
It's a shame the basketball scene is so strong in Ballina and of course the soccer has always been so strong in the city. If all these players were to commit to the Mayo footballers, I think this could be the last step Mayo need to get over the line."
Of course you can mention Mayo, and vice versa.
We all need to admit our demons though.
Mayo should have brought an All-Ireland at this stage, didn't, and deserve some scorn,
and Galway are still struggling to to become a respected force in today's modern game.

Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship
would not go down so well in Mayo , and it shouldn't in Galway either , but you and the fans don't seem too bothered by it pointing towards a few connacht titles as some sort of progress.

Make no mistake if Walsh doesn't change his methods this year, or at least be competitive outside of connacht ,
id expect your county board to sack him .
Its so odd to be sticking to such a rigid formation given the players at his disposal are very fluid players.

Vishred (Mayo) - Posts: 303 - 18/05/2019 12:06:39    2185163

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Might not be the worst thing for this Galway team to go the qualifier route and get some of there injured players back and have a proper go at the super 8s again this year. Don't think they'll be much between Mayo and Roscommon next weekend. Argument can be made that the Connacht championship is the most exciting provincial campaign this year with the 3 division 1 teams, certainly between Connacht and the Ulster Championship.

dublin5 (Dublin) - Posts: 30 - 18/05/2019 12:44:36    2185171

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Replying To candlewax:  "Yet people from Galway aren't allowed to mention Mayo on this thread!? Strange that.
It's a shame the basketball scene is so strong in Ballina and of course the soccer has always been so strong in the city. If all these players were to commit to the Mayo footballers, I think this could be the last step Mayo need to get over the line."
I know there are 2 Galway teams in the super league what division do Ballina play in?

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 394 - 18/05/2019 12:55:59    2185173

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Replying To Vishred:  "Of course you can mention Mayo, and vice versa.
We all need to admit our demons though.
Mayo should have brought an All-Ireland at this stage, didn't, and deserve some scorn,
and Galway are still struggling to to become a respected force in today's modern game.

Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship
would not go down so well in Mayo , and it shouldn't in Galway either , but you and the fans don't seem too bothered by it pointing towards a few connacht titles as some sort of progress.

Make no mistake if Walsh doesn't change his methods this year, or at least be competitive outside of connacht ,
id expect your county board to sack him .
Its so odd to be sticking to such a rigid formation given the players at his disposal are very fluid players."
"Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship would not go down so well in Mayo"

When did mayo last win a All ireland again?

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 394 - 18/05/2019 12:59:40    2185174

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Replying To Vishred:  "Of course you can mention Mayo, and vice versa.
We all need to admit our demons though.
Mayo should have brought an All-Ireland at this stage, didn't, and deserve some scorn,
and Galway are still struggling to to become a respected force in today's modern game.

Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship
would not go down so well in Mayo , and it shouldn't in Galway either , but you and the fans don't seem too bothered by it pointing towards a few connacht titles as some sort of progress.

Make no mistake if Walsh doesn't change his methods this year, or at least be competitive outside of connacht ,
id expect your county board to sack him .
Its so odd to be sticking to such a rigid formation given the players at his disposal are very fluid players."
Could have , should have , would have.
I actually didn't mention anything about Galway winning Connacht anywhere there? Not getting into the super 8s last year couldn't have gone down well in Mayo last summer so??
Think this will be Walshs last year in charge either way, as you know yourselves changing managers constantly doesn't necessarily mean success either.

candlewax (Galway) - Posts: 178 - 18/05/2019 13:08:08    2185180

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Replying To Vishred:  "Of course you can mention Mayo, and vice versa.
We all need to admit our demons though.
Mayo should have brought an All-Ireland at this stage, didn't, and deserve some scorn,
and Galway are still struggling to to become a respected force in today's modern game.

Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship
would not go down so well in Mayo , and it shouldn't in Galway either , but you and the fans don't seem too bothered by it pointing towards a few connacht titles as some sort of progress.

Make no mistake if Walsh doesn't change his methods this year, or at least be competitive outside of connacht ,
id expect your county board to sack him .
Its so odd to be sticking to such a rigid formation given the players at his disposal are very fluid players."
I think KW has done a good job, despite some mistakes, but that is human. I believe his term is up after the championship so no need to "sack" him, but if he does well this year and if he wants an extension he deserves one.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1295 - 18/05/2019 13:13:53    2185181

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Replying To dublin5:  "Might not be the worst thing for this Galway team to go the qualifier route and get some of there injured players back and have a proper go at the super 8s again this year. Don't think they'll be much between Mayo and Roscommon next weekend. Argument can be made that the Connacht championship is the most exciting provincial campaign this year with the 3 division 1 teams, certainly between Connacht and the Ulster Championship."
yes, Mayo are nailed on winners of Connacht this year, despite the foals gallop you will see from the Rossies.

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 970 - 18/05/2019 13:16:15    2185183

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Replying To Vishred:  "Of course you can mention Mayo, and vice versa.
We all need to admit our demons though.
Mayo should have brought an All-Ireland at this stage, didn't, and deserve some scorn,
and Galway are still struggling to to become a respected force in today's modern game.

Winning a couple connacht titles and then falling away so meekley at the business end of the championship
would not go down so well in Mayo , and it shouldn't in Galway either , but you and the fans don't seem too bothered by it pointing towards a few connacht titles as some sort of progress.

Make no mistake if Walsh doesn't change his methods this year, or at least be competitive outside of connacht ,
id expect your county board to sack him .
Its so odd to be sticking to such a rigid formation given the players at his disposal are very fluid players."
You never miss a chance to have a dig at Galway. Never mind Walsh's prospects of keeping his job. How long will Horan last if he brings ye to Croke Park and fails like he did first time round?

Ailteoir (Galway) - Posts: 762 - 18/05/2019 17:03:18    2185245

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "You never miss a chance to have a dig at Galway. Never mind Walsh's prospects of keeping his job. How long will Horan last if he brings ye to Croke Park and fails like he did first time round?"
In fairness to Horan he has already won a National title and he's building a team for the future not a quick turnaround to win an all Ireland. He signed a 4 year deal it's all about progress and based of last year mayo have already had a better season.

Galway will come good and won't be easy to shake off come the business end of the season I'd expect to see them in the semi finals.

Based of current form I can't see much from Sligo tomorrow but who knows they are capable of putting in a big performance.

Next weekends result I'd expect the loser (and the winner) to go on and compete in the super 8s

Galway2019 (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 18/05/2019 18:20:51    2185269

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "I think KW has done a good job, despite some mistakes, but that is human. I believe his term is up after the championship so no need to "sack" him, but if he does well this year and if he wants an extension he deserves one."
100% agree. Galway was a shambles when he took over

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 394 - 18/05/2019 18:45:26    2185278

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Replying To candlewax:  "Yet people from Galway aren't allowed to mention Mayo on this thread!? Strange that.
It's a shame the basketball scene is so strong in Ballina and of course the soccer has always been so strong in the city. If all these players were to commit to the Mayo footballers, I think this could be the last step Mayo need to get over the line."
Thought we were talking supporter base but ok

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 18/05/2019 20:55:49    2185312

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Replying To brisbane:  "I know there are 2 Galway teams in the super league what division do Ballina play in?"
Junior team but it's apples and oranges if your comparing a big town like Galway to a small town like Ballina.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 9899 - 19/05/2019 10:59:02    2185434

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Junior team but it's apples and oranges if your comparing a big town like Galway to a small town like Ballina."
Revert back to the support the Hurlers get, embarrassing for the so called best Gaa support in the country. A lot of bandwagon supporters. Average attendance 35, I notice on the blog the hurlers get a token report and always terrible to see no comments at all, and then you may get a couple of hundred on the football.
So until that changes you will never be the best Gaa supporters in Ireland..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 19/05/2019 11:48:30    2185445

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Replying To Belclare:  "Revert back to the support the Hurlers get, embarrassing for the so called best Gaa support in the country. A lot of bandwagon supporters. Average attendance 35, I notice on the blog the hurlers get a token report and always terrible to see no comments at all, and then you may get a couple of hundred on the football.
So until that changes you will never be the best Gaa supporters in Ireland.."
In fairness we can't talk about bandwagon supporters, only 6000 showed up to a home championship game last weekend in salthill. Come aug ever man woman and child will be looking for a ticket.

I'm also nearly sure there is only 5/6 clubs max in Mayo who play hurling compared to 80 in Galway. If you are going to have a go at only 250 showing upto a mayo hurling game then your argument is stupid cause on a club to supporter ratio basis they are better supported than what we got for our first home championship game.

Galway2019 (Galway) - Posts: 55 - 19/05/2019 12:29:43    2185461

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Replying To Galway2019:  "In fairness we can't talk about bandwagon supporters, only 6000 showed up to a home championship game last weekend in salthill. Come aug ever man woman and child will be looking for a ticket.

I'm also nearly sure there is only 5/6 clubs max in Mayo who play hurling compared to 80 in Galway. If you are going to have a go at only 250 showing upto a mayo hurling game then your argument is stupid cause on a club to supporter ratio basis they are better supported than what we got for our first home championship game."
7 thousand official v Carlow and we know the way they calculate the attendance. There were more there, and no disrespect but it was Carlow.
Your speaking like a Mayo man giving excuses about Mayo hurling, sure there is only 5 clubs, but Why? Hurling should be promoted more in big towns like Castlebar Ballina, Westport. The money Mayo Gaa are making is astronomical, How much been spent to promote Hurling in that great Gaa county? The supporters should get behind the senior hurlers not offering excuses like you are..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 401 - 19/05/2019 12:43:09    2185467

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