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Replying To GDL:  "Absolutely, Niall Daly was the obvious change and should have went into the half forward line or the middle, he kicked a few massive scores in the Hyde two years ago and that wind would have helped him do that today. Cein is an honest player but full forward line was a strange and unfair call for him."
Same trap as Daly last week. Throw a big lad in there just because he's big.
Darcy hasn't the football to play in there.
He's just very limited. Honest but limited.
Conroy has shown in the past that he can be effective at 14. But we probably needed him in the middle of the field today so they didn't want to sacrifice him out there in the last 15 minutes.
We really need a plan B for when Comer is missing - and you can be sure with his injury record there will be times we won't have him.
Throwing random midfielders into 14 is not the answer.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1230 - 04/02/2024 17:50:10    2524280

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Replying To JahTribe:  "No Walsh, Silke, Kelly, Comer, McDaid, Glynn today. I would not read too much into the league. Mayo going all out with their full pick except for Diarmuid O Connor beating a Dublin who are clearly not at full tilt by a point. We can massively improve but whether we do is the question."
Not really true about Mayo. Taking the team that lost to Dublin in championship last year missing Padraig O'Hora, Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid OConnor, James Carr and Enda Hession. Kevin McLoughlin and Jason Doherty have since retired.

Mfs (Mayo) - Posts: 251 - 04/02/2024 17:57:10    2524284

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Big improvement on last week (wouldn't be difficult) stronger in the tackle and faster onto the ball and won the midfield battle. Hate to bring the referee into it but there was a lot of soft frees out there.

Missed some kickable scores (Ros too) but tbh no team deserved to win that one. With a man up and the wind in our favour with ten minutes to go we should have pushed on but we did not, that's disappointing. It was a silly black card to pick up but I'll put it down to youthful exuberance!!

Onwards we go, get a few lads back and we will be okay.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1568 - 04/02/2024 18:02:26    2524286

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perhaps i am becoming used to bland football but being there today i did not think it was a bad game! listened to the match report on galway bay fm on the drive home and they said game was very poor. that said the so called experts did not have conroy even down as a nominee for man of the match which was comical

although one point probably would have been acceptable before the game we were disappointed at the end there not to get two. thought heaney tried hard when he came on, too many inexpiernced players taking on shots that were not on. need to learn to give ball to our shooters when game at the death. black card offense at the end was silly on our part, result in two weeks up in omagh gives us a chance

cavan.galway (Galway) - Posts: 182 - 04/02/2024 18:12:57    2524290

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Replying To Mfs:  "Not really true about Mayo. Taking the team that lost to Dublin in championship last year missing Padraig O'Hora, Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid OConnor, James Carr and Enda Hession. Kevin McLoughlin and Jason Doherty have since retired."
Yes but if you asked most Mayo fans they would probably say only DOC and Ruane would get into the starting fifteen from last week. That was the point really. O Hora isn't going to start ahead of any of those backs (don't get me wrong I hope he does as think he is a weak link).
No point talking about the retired lads. Carr an impact sub this year at best I think.
Hession the only other one that might get a start.
But was pretty close to full strength

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1230 - 04/02/2024 18:22:11    2524293

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Replying To Mfs:  "Not really true about Mayo. Taking the team that lost to Dublin in championship last year missing Padraig O'Hora, Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid OConnor, James Carr and Enda Hession. Kevin McLoughlin and Jason Doherty have since retired."
Yes two retired so guess what.. they won't be playing any more..
O Hora will not be a starter and neither will Ruane.
Mayo are going full tilt and have their strongest team going...
They are favourites for their main competition ( the league )

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 04/02/2024 18:39:13    2524300

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Whatever chance Galway have of staying up I think they definitely need to beat Tyrone next. Derry are flying it with a full strength side out every game while by the time Galway play Kerry and Dublin those sides will have their full teams out as well.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 04/02/2024 19:11:25    2524308

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Yes but if you asked most Mayo fans they would probably say only DOC and Ruane would get into the starting fifteen from last week. That was the point really. O Hora isn't going to start ahead of any of those backs (don't get me wrong I hope he does as think he is a weak link).
No point talking about the retired lads. Carr an impact sub this year at best I think.
Hession the only other one that might get a start.
But was pretty close to full strength"
You'd be doing to well get agreement from any group of Mayo supporters on a preferred starting 15 if everyone was fit and available, which is rarely the case for any intercounty team. That being said I think starting Paul Towey ahead or James Carr, Cillian O'Connor or Tommy Conroy would be niche view point.

Immer (Mayo) - Posts: 31 - 04/02/2024 19:23:46    2524315

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Yes two retired so guess what.. they won't be playing any more..
O Hora will not be a starter and neither will Ruane.
Mayo are going full tilt and have their strongest team going...
They are favourites for their main competition ( the league )"
None of Bob Toughy, Boland, Towey, or Brickiden have never being first team players for mayo in the past. Mayo aren't going full tilt we just have way more debt than Galway. 10 of the squad that bet Galway last year in the championship were not named yesterday.

Sssthe (Mayo) - Posts: 57 - 04/02/2024 19:27:16    2524318

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Replying To Sssthe:  "None of Bob Toughy, Boland, Towey, or Brickiden have never being first team players for mayo in the past. Mayo aren't going full tilt we just have way more debt than Galway. 10 of the squad that bet Galway last year in the championship were not named yesterday."
Fair play to Mayo, they won a game that was going against them. The big conundrum is what to do with Aido. Def. take him off free taking duty!!. Use him as a target man/mark taker full stop.. Pj is going experimental and may try Dessie/Costelloe midfield next outing..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 585 - 04/02/2024 19:46:47    2524328

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Replying To Gilberto_Eire:  "The hurlers are still relying on lads from 2017.
Only the odd player came in after that and made a big impact.
The numerous minor titles amounted to diddly squat at senior and we've barely won a game at U20 level in over 10 years.

We have been highly competitive at minor and U20 in the football the past few years and the more succesful colleges teams being full of Galway players reinforces that.

Shefflin has a far more limited bunch of players than Joyce."
So bonkers it defies belief. UoG that reached the last 2 Fitzgibbon finals is stacked with Galway players. Footballers still relying on 2 forwards that are over 10 years playing for the county.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 124 - 04/02/2024 19:46:54    2524329

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Replying To Sssthe:  "None of Bob Toughy, Boland, Towey, or Brickiden have never being first team players for mayo in the past. Mayo aren't going full tilt we just have way more debt than Galway. 10 of the squad that bet Galway last year in the championship were not named yesterday."
Boland has played plenty of championship, Tuohy ( spellcheck) is in his second year as is Brickenden and Paul Towie has has a few years in and out...
10 of the squad?? So what.. 3 retired.. 3 are injured..
The fact is.. Mayo have been back training hard since late October and fair play to them...

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 04/02/2024 19:47:49    2524331

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Look, Mayo have most of their first team available and playing. The only real ones missing that might make a difference are Ruane and D O'Connor and Ruane was poor enough last year. That's pretty close to their best team no matter how it's sliced. Galway are down their best 5 players and a couple others on top. The two situations are not even really comparable.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 04/02/2024 19:48:23    2524333

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Replying To Mfs:  "Not really true about Mayo. Taking the team that lost to Dublin in championship last year missing Padraig O'Hora, Matthew Ruane, Diarmuid OConnor, James Carr and Enda Hession. Kevin McLoughlin and Jason Doherty have since retired."
Why do the Mayos emerge into a thread where no one wants to hear from them.

TanCanRan (Galway) - Posts: 179 - 04/02/2024 20:10:45    2524343

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Replying To Sssthe:  "None of Bob Toughy, Boland, Towey, or Brickiden have never being first team players for mayo in the past. Mayo aren't going full tilt we just have way more debt than Galway. 10 of the squad that bet Galway last year in the championship were not named yesterday."
We have a fair bit of debt ourselves from the Mountain South debacle.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2030 - 04/02/2024 20:34:59    2524354

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I didn't think it was a terrible game.
It was definitely more workman like but I still think we lacked pace every bit as last week.
I was more positive leaving today, we definitely worked harder around the middle third. If we can find 2 or 3 players from the league I think I'd be happy.
Remember Hernon only made his debut halfway through the league and the next thing was picking up John Heslin in the championship.
I think Tierney back on the frees helps his confidence and I would be hopeful O'Curraoin will get better with every day out.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 361 - 04/02/2024 21:50:06    2524381

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Replying To TanCanRan:  "Why do the Mayos emerge into a thread where no one wants to hear from them."
They won the All Ireland last night in Castlebar

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 04/02/2024 21:54:23    2524383

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Probably not said often enough but Paul Conroy has been some servant to Galway football. Will be seriously missed when he's gone.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 04/02/2024 22:28:16    2524399

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Boland has played plenty of championship, Tuohy ( spellcheck) is in his second year as is Brickenden and Paul Towie has has a few years in and out...
10 of the squad?? So what.. 3 retired.. 3 are injured..
The fact is.. Mayo have been back training hard since late October and fair play to them..."
No other county would be called at "full strength" if they were trying at 5 relatively new players.

Where does nonsense come out off they were not training since October. They were not back any later or earlier than Galway.

Sssthe (Mayo) - Posts: 57 - 04/02/2024 22:31:11    2524401

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "They won the All Ireland last night in Castlebar"
Explain?

Mfs (Mayo) - Posts: 251 - 04/02/2024 22:32:09    2524403

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