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Replying To Vish:  "From what i saw today, neither Mayo or Galway will be having a say at the business end of the championship this year.."
Possibly but we have won 1 out of the 2 cups that we could win.Nothing wrong with that.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 235 - 06/05/2024 08:03:02    2543262

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Replying To Really:  "Tommy, only for Damien's super performance, and Conor's unnecessary upfield foray and a few indecisive restarts, my prediction as MOM would be nailed on, lol.
Seriously, Shane Walsh's introduction gave the impetus. Time management recognised this, and include him in the inner circle ffs!"
Rob Finnerty was excellent yesterday also.He has produced in the last 2 games and hopefully will fulfil his huge potential going forward.Damien Comer deservedly MOTM.He just has this never say die attitude.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 235 - 06/05/2024 09:21:37    2543269

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Great win yesterday over our nearest rivals, great to see Tierney made a great contribution when he came on, and also a few more lads coming back hope we can push on now again a super test lies ahead with Derry coming to town, i do have a little worry over Seán kelly he still doesn't look himself hopefully he can get back to form and fitness,

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 06/05/2024 09:31:39    2543273

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Replying To smallfrank:  "Let's stick with the positives. That win was down to hard work and effort. Maher put in a shift when he came on, McHugh even Tierney for the few minutes. Massive turnover by Kelly on Ruane at the end which won us the game. We had a much better impact from the bench than Mayo, Maher, Walsh even Tierney. We are in a good place, players coming back and getting sharper. Up Galway, 3 in a row."
With Walsh, Tierney and Maher on the bench, you would expect 'a bench impact'.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3581 - 06/05/2024 10:08:40    2543284

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Unbelievable win, well done to PJ and the lads. Let's just enjoy it for a little while. That will quieten some of the silly posters on here although they might really not be from Galway anyway. Well done to Mayo and Sligo also because as Galway were just one point better in the final analysis. Division one status and Connacht all good.
Gaillimh agus Connacht Abu.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1684 - 06/05/2024 10:29:51    2543289

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Replying To Fox.1n.7he.b0x:  "Great win yesterday over our nearest rivals, great to see Tierney made a great contribution when he came on, and also a few more lads coming back hope we can push on now again a super test lies ahead with Derry coming to town, i do have a little worry over Seán kelly he still doesn't look himself hopefully he can get back to form and fitness,"
Yes I think Sean Kelly is better coming from deeper - perhaps at half-back instead of Liam Silke who seems to be more comfortable at cornerback even though the likes of Jack Glynn did little wrong either.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3462 - 06/05/2024 10:44:35    2543291

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Replying To Belclare7:  "Tommy k .. Full of negatives then one positive.."
I thought there were a lot of positives there but one has to be realistic that there were a lot of needless turnovers, sloppy passes etc. also that can't be ignored. All those things can be corrected (or at least improved) over the next few matches but its more important to have workrate / intensity and Galway had those in bucketloads yesterday which was proven by being 2 points down in injury time and winning by 1. Also there were only 5 mins injury time due to be played - where did 6 mins 30 seconds come out of? If O'Connor had managed to equalise with that last shot there would have been uproar and deservedly so.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3462 - 06/05/2024 10:57:46    2543295

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Replying To Fox.1n.7he.b0x:  "Sure if I tell you that you'll know who I am, all the the people you have named there have proven my point again you are not doing yourself any favours, people in these jobs should be qualified yes he is over a senior team this year and they were beatin by a jnr team in the league today again I rest my case, under 17 such a critical sage of development and just because this fella was with the academy he gets the gig,"
Your a great man, posting negative comments under a pseudonym about a person who applied for a jobs and competed in a fair process. Be brave post it on the Galway GAA Social media pages with your name and picture and name who would have been better. You've also slated some of our best past players who are part of the backroom team.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 731 - 06/05/2024 11:02:19    2543298

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Replying To Alwaysencourage:  "Possibly but we have won 1 out of the 2 cups that we could win.Nothing wrong with that."
Yes we all know that the Dubs are raging hot favourites followed by Kerry so I for one am not getting carried away but at least its a bit of silverware which was won the hard way after a pulsating contest that Mayo contributed to handsomely also in fairness.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3462 - 06/05/2024 11:04:54    2543299

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Congrats to Galway. Got the clutch scores in the end. I felt we should have been further ahead earlier on but didn't make it count on the scoreboard.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 11284 - 06/05/2024 12:30:31    2543313

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I want to add my good wishes to Galway and especially Conor Gleeson, a player who has endured some criticism in the past. How fitting that he should get the winning score from a free, he came across as a decent modest man in the post match interview.
It was a good win for Galway who looked out of it before the late scores. When they get their forwards playing well, like Damian Comer, Shane Walsh, and Rob Finnerty, Galway are almost unbeatable.

thelongridge (Offaly) - Posts: 1783 - 06/05/2024 13:08:10    2543319

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Replying To Fox.1n.7he.b0x:  "Great win yesterday over our nearest rivals, great to see Tierney made a great contribution when he came on, and also a few more lads coming back hope we can push on now again a super test lies ahead with Derry coming to town, i do have a little worry over Seán kelly he still doesn't look himself hopefully he can get back to form and fitness,"
Do you think Kelly is still carrying a knock or is it that position might not suit him?

Jellybaby (Dublin) - Posts: 339 - 06/05/2024 15:34:24    2543334

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Sean will improve with game time. We still have issues in midfield but if we can get Tierney and McDaid back we will be more competitive there. Derry will be a tough nut to crack and we will go into that game as underdogs. They might call it a group of death but to be honest you dont want to be playing Dublin at this stage and if we cant beat Westmeath to qualify we only have ourselves to blame and that's no reflection on Westmeath who just dont have the pick that we have. A game between ourselves and Armagh/Donegal would be 50/50 and those three games will bring lads along nicely who have been out. If James McLoughlin reappears and can get up to pace he is another option around midfield but a big ask. I felt sorry for Kieran Molloy and Sweeney who were taken off early but Joyce has become ruthless now which mightn't be a bad thing. Comer will be heavily marked but Derry have to deal with a Finnerty in form and a Walsh now returning to form so plenty for Harte to think about.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 110 - 06/05/2024 15:53:19    2543339

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was that last free in or out ?????

jacktheboy (Donegal) - Posts: 418 - 06/05/2024 17:09:03    2543356

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Sean will improve with game time. We still have issues in midfield but if we can get Tierney and McDaid back we will be more competitive there. Derry will be a tough nut to crack and we will go into that game as underdogs. They might call it a group of death but to be honest you dont want to be playing Dublin at this stage and if we cant beat Westmeath to qualify we only have ourselves to blame and that's no reflection on Westmeath who just dont have the pick that we have. A game between ourselves and Armagh/Donegal would be 50/50 and those three games will bring lads along nicely who have been out. If James McLoughlin reappears and can get up to pace he is another option around midfield but a big ask. I felt sorry for Kieran Molloy and Sweeney who were taken off early but Joyce has become ruthless now which mightn't be a bad thing. Comer will be heavily marked but Derry have to deal with a Finnerty in form and a Walsh now returning to form so plenty for Harte to think about."
It wasn't 'being ruthless' taking off the two lads. Surely it was a preconceived gameplan to play Walsh and Maher for 50 minutes rather than 70? It was apparent in Sligo that we might have been better off with Walsh for the last 50 rather than the first 50, if 50 was all he was fit for. It had to upset Mayo a little too, that Galway were introducing 'starters' off the bench, almost inevitably strengthening the team each time, assuming they were fit for the fray.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3581 - 06/05/2024 17:33:55    2543360

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "was that last free in or out ?????"
In. I thought that free was legit enough.

The other two extra time frees would bother me more, if I was a Mayo fan. Flaherty seemed to go to his knees, after minimal contact, Maher seemed to jump in front of Conroy without really reaching the ball to 'earn' the first free. Both of our guys were trying to buy frees imo, and Gough doesn't always fall for that.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3581 - 06/05/2024 19:07:04    2543376

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Replying To GDL:  "Your a great man, posting negative comments under a pseudonym about a person who applied for a jobs and competed in a fair process. Be brave post it on the Galway GAA Social media pages with your name and picture and name who would have been better. You've also slated some of our best past players who are part of the backroom team."
I can't understand how you don't see my point of view he is not up to standard for this job, sure maybe thats the problem he applied for the job but in my opinion and I am allowed to have an opinion this job should be given to someone and maybe one of the few candidates that you named who have showed the ability to win or even to compete, he played his wing forward as a sweeper with no plan to push up on there kickouts but what do I know, which players have i slated the results don't lie and im afraid at this level we are not even competitive,

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 06/05/2024 19:40:45    2543381

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes I think Sean Kelly is better coming from deeper - perhaps at half-back instead of Liam Silke who seems to be more comfortable at cornerback even though the likes of Jack Glynn did little wrong either."
Yes I would have to agree with you there would be hard to drop any of the 2 corner backs but kelly is better from deeper and making them line breaking runs, he still looks lame when he is running I just hope he can get back to the form that we are used to he is a quality player, another 2 weeks more body's back hopefully and we can drive it on now,

Fox.1n.7he.b0x (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 06/05/2024 19:52:37    2543384

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Replying To jacktheboy:  "was that last free in or out ?????"
Why are you pretending to be from Donegal when you're from Mayo??
Well done to Galway, some dodgy decisions by the ref though. Galway v Derry will be good but it's no good really till we get to the knockout games.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 2829 - 06/05/2024 20:10:45    2543387

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With all the players back from injury now it's important to get balance of starting team right need move Sean Kelly back into the backs big time he lost at midfield,, Need put forwards in the forwards yesterday Galway started with Molloy , sweeney in my opinion are wing backs Darcy is a midfielder they got away with it yesterday but against better opponents they won't ,, it will be hard team to pick next day for all the right reasons , Maher , tierney have start snd Kelly move back

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 884 - 06/05/2024 20:48:06    2543392

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