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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Can't believe that ended a draw. I know the keeper will get stick but there was mistakes up the other end of the field as well when Galway were in good positions."
Totally Tomo had to give the out to conroy at end and then Campbell goes through untouched at end,

Shame was actually prob our best performance of year bar 10 minutes lost control

3 years in a row we threw away wins in 70 minutes against Armagh yet you'll have cheerleaders like Jonathan Higgins on podcasts saying if it goes down the wire Galway have an advantage

jm25 (Galway) - Posts: 1201 - 16/06/2024 16:35:54    2551917

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Replying To Jack L:  "Not to worst case scenario next weekend. Roscommon, Cork or Monaghan should not create the same problems as Mayo last year"
I think Cork or roscommon could cause us problems. I think we are plenty capable of beating them but a 6 day turn around from an important game we threw away

It's not just the kickouts. It's the poor shots too.

We need more than spells of some players playing well. We need an entire game.

Thought mcgrath and mchugh were strong throughout.

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1687 - 16/06/2024 16:57:34    2551940

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Galway not even playing at their best and still have Armagh at arms length. How are Armagh talked about as All Ireland dark horses year after year."
You worry about your own mob.

sean og (Armagh) - Posts: 1064 - 16/06/2024 16:58:49    2551942

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How did we draw that? Why can't we put teams away? 5 up and we multiple chances to finish it. Look at Donegal yesterday or Kerry today, no mercy shown when they got their foot on the opposition. That is third time we've let Armagh off the hook. We only got away with it in 2022 due to the penalties. It is very disappointing.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 747 - 16/06/2024 18:01:14    2551967

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Yeah the whole thing is very disappointing. A really deflating day. Assume we play either Rossies, Cork or Monaghan next. Is the QF draw an open draw if we make it that far?

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 16/06/2024 18:09:26    2551970

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Yeah the whole thing is very disappointing. A really deflating day. Assume we play either Rossies, Cork or Monaghan next. Is the QF draw an open draw if we make it that far?"
Dublin Kerry or Donegal well get

jm25 (Galway) - Posts: 1201 - 16/06/2024 18:25:25    2551972

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1-3 conceded in 4 minutes after being in the ascendency. We got what we deserved.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1617 - 16/06/2024 18:28:53    2551974

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Replying To sean og:  "You worry about your own mob."
He's not wrong though. And lighten up.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 3140 - 16/06/2024 18:33:31    2551976

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Yeah the whole thing is very disappointing. A really deflating day. Assume we play either Rossies, Cork or Monaghan next. Is the QF draw an open draw if we make it that far?"
At the end of the day. Galway should be able to beat any of the 3 teams you mentioned above. Of course playing at "home" is no advantage to Galway as they always appear to play better "away" as was shown in the league this year. Surely there has to be a kick left in them. Its not quite as bad as last year as Armagh actually won that game and then Galway had to play Mayo without Comer and Kelly being injured so it was always going to be difficult. They just have to learn to be more ruthless in front of goals and have better game management when going down the home straight if they have a lead. I don't think Galway would have lost that game today without the concession of a sloppy goal. There was no need for short kick-outs with the breeze they had in the second half and I can't understand why Gleeson felt they were necessary. Composure, doing the right things at the right time and game management are vital ingredients in the modern game and Galway don't seem to have mastered those yet.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 16/06/2024 19:01:49    2551981

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Yeah the whole thing is very disappointing. A really deflating day. Assume we play either Rossies, Cork or Monaghan next. Is the QF draw an open draw if we make it that far?"
Repeat pairings will be avoided at the QF

What can you say about today, we were in control and playing solidly until the silly goal. That totally lifted Armagh and they had a purple patch then. And even still we had a handful of opportunities to score another point or two at the end. Our short kickout strategy seems to be well sussed out by other teams, anytime the press is on we can't reliably get it out short.

LárBáire (Galway) - Posts: 35 - 16/06/2024 19:07:15    2551982

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Any word on comer's injury?

Sean-15 (Galway) - Posts: 4 - 16/06/2024 19:16:36    2551990

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Best of luck to the lads today. Massive game and, in my opinion, the result could define our season. It's a big ask without Damian. Yes we have a strong team selected but in reality there are 2 Galway teams, one with comer and one without, and the one without is a vastly inferior side."
Really really gutted after that. I thought it was a big ask without comer but we completely dominated and after 55 minutes I was thinking we would win pulling up and be in a great position for AI QF. A few very bad decisions at either end and in fairness armagh upped the ante too. I hope though that it's not as bad as last year for 4 reasons.. 1. We played very very well today 2. We did not lose which can help psychologically. 3. There is no team of mayo quality in the third seed group. 4. Injury situ maybe not as bad as last year.Having said that I wouldn't like cork and even if we get to QF we have Donegal, Kerry or Dublin

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 902 - 16/06/2024 19:16:42    2551991

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Even if we win next weekend we'll end up with a rested Kerry or Dublin or Donegal in the quarters....
Curtains then...
We learned nothing from last year

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 16/06/2024 19:33:14    2551996

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Glad our own lads were among the better performers, but if county football is your thing, that was a bad day.

Unfortunately we aren't getting our best 15 on the field and we aren't getting results against teams that we have better players than. That's a management issue.

Even if we win the next day, and we should regardless of who we play from those Tailteann outfits, we will get eaten the day after.

Look forward to next year with a new manager and some tweaks. Hands off Kevin Johnson.

crankyincorofin (Galway) - Posts: 89 - 16/06/2024 19:33:23    2551997

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Replying To crankyincorofin:  "Glad our own lads were among the better performers, but if county football is your thing, that was a bad day.

Unfortunately we aren't getting our best 15 on the field and we aren't getting results against teams that we have better players than. That's a management issue.

Even if we win the next day, and we should regardless of who we play from those Tailteann outfits, we will get eaten the day after.

Look forward to next year with a new manager and some tweaks. Hands off Kevin Johnson."
Kevin Johnston.. ffs will ya stop

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 16/06/2024 19:50:58    2552000

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Until the day Galway start playing forwards in forwards they going nowhere,, Sean Kelly top 6 attacks defender in Ireland last 3, years wing forward Mcdaid all star midfielder 2 years ago full forward started cian Hernon in forwards v Westmeath another defender starts Molloy wing forward v mayo another defender started Niall Daly full forward v mayo in league one thing all have in common they were all taken off play forwards in forwards if In 5 years as management u don't have forwards ur prob not cut out for the job ,,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 898 - 16/06/2024 19:53:50    2552002

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What's the GAA rush to put teams under pressure by having games week in, week out when the stadiums will be empty by mid-July. Derry, Roscommon, Cork and Monaghan should be out of the All-Ireland at this stage and we should be down to the last 8. This ridiculous preliminary QF is set up to punish teams that finish 2nd while rewarding teams that should be out by giving them yet another last chance.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 147 - 16/06/2024 20:06:35    2552005

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Replying To Sean-15:  "Any word on comer's injury?"
They'll have to name him on the bench next weekend now...

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 16/06/2024 20:12:05    2552007

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "Galway not even playing at their best and still have Armagh at arms length. How are Armagh talked about as All Ireland dark horses year after year."
I've never heard 'talk' of Armagh as All Ireland dark horses. Is it the pub you frequent?

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3711 - 16/06/2024 20:18:32    2552009

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "It really doesn't matter how much you score if you're leaking soft scores at the other end. Gleeson mixes the good with the bad. The short kickouts are a disaster waiting to happen."
For the second kick out that led to a point, the Galway player seemed to be standing still waiting for the ball to come into his hands. Is there not a responsibility on the outfield players to go to it with initiative? I wouldn't knock the keeper for that one.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 971 - 16/06/2024 20:25:50    2552010

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