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There should be no fearing Monaghan..
I'd imagine Comer will still be named on the bench but hopefully won't be needed..
One or two other changes needed just to rest a couple of lads..
A convincing win needed...

Belclare7 (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 17/06/2024 09:15:55    2552164

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Best possible draw for Galway this morning, should win by a few points to spare. Problem is the following weekend which will be a 3rd match in 14 days against a rested Dublin,Kerry or Donegal, It's punishment for messing up yesterday.

Drax_the_destroyer (UK) - Posts: 173 - 17/06/2024 09:16:32    2552166

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While there is no way we can take Monaghan for granted and I think it will be a close game , I guess the draw was as kind to us as it could have been.
However , the draw as it panned out only makes me realise how huge the impact of not gettting over the line yesterday is. Not only do we have to negotiate a tricky opponent in Monaghan, play an extra round and 3 games in successive weeks , but should we get through we face Donegal, Dublin or Kerry in QF. If we had on it would have been either Louth, Cork, Tyrone, Roscommon or Monaghan, as I dont believe we could have been drawn against Mayo , Derry or Armagh again in QF? ( please correct me if I am wrong)

Its our own fault and there can no complaints about the system or anything else. Having said that we were a little unlucky the last 2 years. Both years , level on points with Armagh. This year we lose out on score difference . Last year we had a better score difference but lost out on the head to head. Donegal this year would be in a prelim if Tyrone hadnt beaten Cork. Last year Tyrone failed to beat Westmeath which cost us top spot. I'm only highlighting that we were a bit unlucky but no gripes about the system , and for sure we have only ourselves to blame. I would also have to say that we can have no complaints re the ref yesterday, if anything , he gave us more than our fair share of the marginal calls.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 902 - 17/06/2024 09:24:07    2552176

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This isn't the handy draw some people think it is.
I was at the game in Clones earlier in the year.
It was tight until a couple of high balls into the square got us goals(Beggan was away in the US)
We also had 1-03 from Rory Cunningham(remember him). Granted we were without Silke, Comer, Walsh.
Remember lads we just about beat Westmeath so tomorrows performance is the bench mark and should get us over the line.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 17/06/2024 09:39:39    2552183

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Replying To Kickitout:  "Desperate result it's time management starting put Kelly and Mcdaid in there right positions taken off 2 day Gleason back to normal again can't understand why with wind not drive it long never learns time for change ,,"
We are desperately missing our direct runners this year and the 2 mentioned in the post are our best. Sean is fantastic at this coming onto ball from deep and causing chaos to the opposition and McDaid is good at this also and can clip over points from far out. Dylan is probably the only one direct runner we have coming from deep and penetrating the opposition. It might be very harsh on Fitzy but we need to put Sean back at 3. Most teams play 2 upfront anyhow and we have 2 great markers in Jack and Johnny so we are well covered here and being able to free up Sean would be vital. McDaid needs to go back to where he was outstanding in 2022. Most pundits claim that he is one of the top 3-4 midfielders in the country and we don't play him there, mad stuff. We are too lateral and if we had these three, Sean, Cillian and Dylan punching holes we would be a very formidable team. This week its about dusting ourselves down, getting a good vibe in the group and embracing the challenge, all is there for us..

Dualstar22 (Galway) - Posts: 1 - 17/06/2024 09:48:31    2552194

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Replying To smallfrank:  "This isn't the handy draw some people think it is.
I was at the game in Clones earlier in the year.
It was tight until a couple of high balls into the square got us goals(Beggan was away in the US)
We also had 1-03 from Rory Cunningham(remember him). Granted we were without Silke, Comer, Walsh.
Remember lads we just about beat Westmeath so tomorrows performance is the bench mark and should get us over the line."
I agree this is not a handy draw, Monaghan like nothing better than giving us a bloody nose.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 747 - 17/06/2024 10:01:08    2552203

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Replying To Ulsterchamps_32:  "You can take the view of winning provincials doesn't matter and you could get a good enough draw but if you didn't win connacht you could have got a draw of Dublin, armagh and Cork. With winning connacht galway avoid the two big guns in kerry and dublin. Unlike the ulster and leinster champions the connacht champions also get two weeks break between all the group games. The travel distances were not far this year. You just should have closed out yesterday in a game you had complete control of."
The Leinster champions get a break in every match they play in that province for the last 20 years or so. 3 more Connacht/Ulster derbies next weekend, so we'll definitely have insights into strongest province etc after all that.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3711 - 17/06/2024 10:01:13    2552204

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Replying To Dualstar22:  "We are desperately missing our direct runners this year and the 2 mentioned in the post are our best. Sean is fantastic at this coming onto ball from deep and causing chaos to the opposition and McDaid is good at this also and can clip over points from far out. Dylan is probably the only one direct runner we have coming from deep and penetrating the opposition. It might be very harsh on Fitzy but we need to put Sean back at 3. Most teams play 2 upfront anyhow and we have 2 great markers in Jack and Johnny so we are well covered here and being able to free up Sean would be vital. McDaid needs to go back to where he was outstanding in 2022. Most pundits claim that he is one of the top 3-4 midfielders in the country and we don't play him there, mad stuff. We are too lateral and if we had these three, Sean, Cillian and Dylan punching holes we would be a very formidable team. This week its about dusting ourselves down, getting a good vibe in the group and embracing the challenge, all is there for us.."
When we were slow and lateral into the breeze yesterday first half, we scored 0-8.

When we were a bit more direct second half, had the long range pot option with wind assistance, and had a number of quick ball counter attack 'situations', we scored 0-7.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3711 - 17/06/2024 10:15:59    2552212

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Write us off at your peril

monaghanmad (Monaghan) - Posts: 388 - 17/06/2024 10:19:55    2552215

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my starting team for next weekend

gleeson - i don t think you can change this position this deep into competition, if in doubt kick it long please
mcgrath - decent performance although kick the ball to the forwards instead of kicking yourself
fitzgerald - nothing fancy, has come on this year
glynn - steady as well, most likely to pick up mccarron
mchugh - few good breaks forward and upped his game i thought, one of our better players yesterday
daly- will come back in, team needs more kickers
silke - rarely has a bad day out, will likely pick up o'hanlon
conroy - along with mchugh, thought he was one of our better perfomers
kelly - should not be in midfield, can't seem to get any form
tierney - nice score in first half, thought he was quiet overall
maher - worked hard as he always does, scored a nice point which is not his game
darcy - seems to have picked up an injury if this board is anything to go by- would start heaney if hecant make it
finnerty - thought his shot selection was poor as he is normally very accurate
walsh - scored some nice points but thought he was greedy at times. kicked one short again
mcdaid - much like kelly above he needs to come from deep as not a forward and not having big impact on games

people talking about resting players for this weekend!??? ludicrous and arrogant. we are no great shakes as we showed yesterday

cocopop (Roscommon) - Posts: 33 - 17/06/2024 10:20:27    2552216

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Replying To smallfrank:  "This isn't the handy draw some people think it is.
I was at the game in Clones earlier in the year.
It was tight until a couple of high balls into the square got us goals(Beggan was away in the US)
We also had 1-03 from Rory Cunningham(remember him). Granted we were without Silke, Comer, Walsh.
Remember lads we just about beat Westmeath so tomorrows performance is the bench mark and should get us over the line."
It will be a straight forward win for Galway. Monaghan in a bad place this year first win yesterday since Jan and allow a very poor Meath team back into the game. Beggan has been poor since he return including yesterday giving away a bad goal when going walk about.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 3435 - 17/06/2024 10:24:04    2552217

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "It will be a straight forward win for Galway. Monaghan in a bad place this year first win yesterday since Jan and allow a very poor Meath team back into the game. Beggan has been poor since he return including yesterday giving away a bad goal when going walk about."
An easy win?... Scrapped past Sligo and Westmeath.
Press our kick outs and we'll give you a 50/50, move into space off your own and you'll win all yours.. that's a good base for any half decent team to beat us off.

Gilberto_Eire (Galway) - Posts: 73 - 17/06/2024 10:30:34    2552226

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I presume Mcdaid, Kelly and finnerty were taken off based on load management rather than injury. Didn't notice them getting injured.

D'arcy was hobbling a bit but he didn't look too bad.

Hopefully Mulkerrins is just a back spasm. that can clear up as quick as it arrived.

Anyone have any update on the above?

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1869 - 17/06/2024 10:54:18    2552244

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Reading some people on this forum would depress you. Galway were good yesterday bar the two kickouts which ultimately cost us the game and a direct route to the QF. I agree about making a couple of changes this weekend vs Monaghan and that is not being disrespectful to Monaghan or taking them lightly which some idiots might think, it's simply you have to take a gamble and rest players, very hard for players to play 3 matches in a row provided we win

Flemenstar200 (Galway) - Posts: 50 - 17/06/2024 10:58:24    2552248

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Replying To monaghanmad:  "Write us off at your peril"
Don't think anyone is writing Monaghan off. They are saying that the form of both teams this season says Galway should win with a few points to spare.

Flemenstar200 (Galway) - Posts: 50 - 17/06/2024 11:01:53    2552250

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Replying To cocopop:  "my starting team for next weekend

gleeson - i don t think you can change this position this deep into competition, if in doubt kick it long please
mcgrath - decent performance although kick the ball to the forwards instead of kicking yourself
fitzgerald - nothing fancy, has come on this year
glynn - steady as well, most likely to pick up mccarron
mchugh - few good breaks forward and upped his game i thought, one of our better players yesterday
daly- will come back in, team needs more kickers
silke - rarely has a bad day out, will likely pick up o'hanlon
conroy - along with mchugh, thought he was one of our better perfomers
kelly - should not be in midfield, can't seem to get any form
tierney - nice score in first half, thought he was quiet overall
maher - worked hard as he always does, scored a nice point which is not his game
darcy - seems to have picked up an injury if this board is anything to go by- would start heaney if hecant make it
finnerty - thought his shot selection was poor as he is normally very accurate
walsh - scored some nice points but thought he was greedy at times. kicked one short again
mcdaid - much like kelly above he needs to come from deep as not a forward and not having big impact on games

people talking about resting players for this weekend!??? ludicrous and arrogant. we are no great shakes as we showed yesterday"
Is it not the same team as was named for Armagh game?

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 902 - 17/06/2024 12:06:31    2552289

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Replying To Gilberto_Eire:  "An easy win?... Scrapped past Sligo and Westmeath.
Press our kick outs and we'll give you a 50/50, move into space off your own and you'll win all yours.. that's a good base for any half decent team to beat us off."
Beggan didn't give away the ball? Did you watch the game .. dangerous territory if you think we are coming to lie down

veterngaa (Monaghan) - Posts: 483 - 17/06/2024 12:15:59    2552295

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Replying To cocopop:  "my starting team for next weekend

gleeson - i don t think you can change this position this deep into competition, if in doubt kick it long please
mcgrath - decent performance although kick the ball to the forwards instead of kicking yourself
fitzgerald - nothing fancy, has come on this year
glynn - steady as well, most likely to pick up mccarron
mchugh - few good breaks forward and upped his game i thought, one of our better players yesterday
daly- will come back in, team needs more kickers
silke - rarely has a bad day out, will likely pick up o'hanlon
conroy - along with mchugh, thought he was one of our better perfomers
kelly - should not be in midfield, can't seem to get any form
tierney - nice score in first half, thought he was quiet overall
maher - worked hard as he always does, scored a nice point which is not his game
darcy - seems to have picked up an injury if this board is anything to go by- would start heaney if hecant make it
finnerty - thought his shot selection was poor as he is normally very accurate
walsh - scored some nice points but thought he was greedy at times. kicked one short again
mcdaid - much like kelly above he needs to come from deep as not a forward and not having big impact on games

people talking about resting players for this weekend!??? ludicrous and arrogant. we are no great shakes as we showed yesterday"
The thing is potentially, we are serious shakes. At this stage, all the players need to grow up, and take ownership of games.

I agree Gleeson made errors yesterday, yet I didn't see any outfield half backs/midfielders going the extra yard to give him a 60/40 outlet. Rather, the opposite - they turned their back on him. There is serious power and skill in the first 26 and they can achieve a whole lot more. I'll put it this way, If Dublin had failed to top their group yesterday, would people still consider them one of the favourites - imo, most certainly.

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 102 - 17/06/2024 12:28:14    2552296

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Replying To anotheralias:  "Is it not the same team as was named for Armagh game?"
yes it is same team that was named on paper however
daly did not start the game, i would start him next weekend
i would start heaney if darcy is not able to play
comer would also be starting if he were fit

what would your team be

cocopop (Roscommon) - Posts: 33 - 17/06/2024 12:29:03    2552299

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "The Leinster champions get a break in every match they play in that province for the last 20 years or so. 3 more Connacht/Ulster derbies next weekend, so we'll definitely have insights into strongest province etc after all that."
The point the poster was making that are no advantages winning Connacht and there are. Galway just didn't make the most of the advantage. Yes, they are a little unfortunate with some circumstances but they had that game won yesterday and should have closed it out.

And the Connacht and Munster champions do get a two week break between every group match and the leinster and Ulster champions don't. That's just a fact. It hardly matters to Dublin as they are so good but it want equal but it was another advantage Galway had.

Ulsterchamps_32 (Donegal) - Posts: 760 - 17/06/2024 12:54:47    2552318

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