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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes thanks for your concern re Galway football Yondu!"
Concerned no as they aren't my club but as i Galway born man i like too see Galway sides doing well in the All-Ireland series and Moycullen will know themselves there is room for improvement from what they displayed both the 1st half Sunday and the 60 minutes against Strokestown.

@throughthemidfieldhewasstormin need to question what state of mind and body Westport was in for that quarter final. Pushed by the pin of their collar by Strokestown. Tourlestrane on the other hand were never going to keep that high energy game going for 60 mins.

Ulster champions will be a step up next and will go into as underdogs which i think the Moycullen lads won't mind.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 739 - 05/12/2022 17:58:13    2449596

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Replying To Throughthemidfieldhewasstormin:  "Moycullen have blown hot and cold since that amazing performance against Westport but wouldn't be too worried about that, they were a good bit better than all the teams in Connacht and probably haven't had to go full throttle or haven't exploded in games yet. Good position to be in though with a huge test against Kilcoo or Glen coming up, have plenty space for improvement and you know they can perform at much higher Level than they've needed to be at the last few games."
They were similar enough in the Galway championship. They weren't overly impressive in a couple of the group games they were expected to win comfortably, but then turned in their biggest performances against the stronger teams.
They're a team on their first run outside the county. They don't have the experience yet of knowing how to deal with being strong favourites in games of this magnitude.
They were excellent against Mountbellew and Westport, games that were expected to be very tight. For that reason, I think they're in a good space for the meeting with the Ulster champions.
If it's Kilcoo, you'd imagine Moycullen will be underdogs.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1579 - 05/12/2022 18:12:45    2449597

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Replying To Yondu:  "Concerned no as they aren't my club but as i Galway born man i like too see Galway sides doing well in the All-Ireland series and Moycullen will know themselves there is room for improvement from what they displayed both the 1st half Sunday and the 60 minutes against Strokestown.

@throughthemidfieldhewasstormin need to question what state of mind and body Westport was in for that quarter final. Pushed by the pin of their collar by Strokestown. Tourlestrane on the other hand were never going to keep that high energy game going for 60 mins.

Ulster champions will be a step up next and will go into as underdogs which i think the Moycullen lads won't mind."
I thought you were from Roscommon!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2773 - 06/12/2022 14:40:21    2449662

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "They were similar enough in the Galway championship. They weren't overly impressive in a couple of the group games they were expected to win comfortably, but then turned in their biggest performances against the stronger teams.
They're a team on their first run outside the county. They don't have the experience yet of knowing how to deal with being strong favourites in games of this magnitude.
They were excellent against Mountbellew and Westport, games that were expected to be very tight. For that reason, I think they're in a good space for the meeting with the Ulster champions.
If it's Kilcoo, you'd imagine Moycullen will be underdogs."
Yes they are a good team but are in no way as incisive and potent with quick, accurate kick passes into the forwards as for example Corofin were 3 - 4 years ago. They seem very slow and ponderous in the build-up but maybe I am looking at it with Corofin tinted glasses on!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2773 - 06/12/2022 14:52:58    2449664

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes they are a good team but are in no way as incisive and potent with quick, accurate kick passes into the forwards as for example Corofin were 3 - 4 years ago. They seem very slow and ponderous in the build-up but maybe I am looking at it with Corofin tinted glasses on!"
I think corofin of old and current moycullen have slightly different styles Corofin early ball and slick interplay. Moycullen strong quick running in groups. Both teams were/are very effective against teams that try to go toe to toe with them. But can struggle against decent teams who set up defensively e.g kilcoo in normal time of last corifin AI Moycullen on a few occasions this year.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 481 - 06/12/2022 18:07:45    2449682

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes they are a good team but are in no way as incisive and potent with quick, accurate kick passes into the forwards as for example Corofin were 3 - 4 years ago. They seem very slow and ponderous in the build-up but maybe I am looking at it with Corofin tinted glasses on!"
They play a different style to Corofin for sure.
They don't seem to look for the early ball inside to the full forward line with a runner steaming through off the shoulder.
They play more of a running possession game.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1060 - 07/12/2022 09:48:33    2449717

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Replying To galwayman2:  "They play a different style to Corofin for sure.
They don't seem to look for the early ball inside to the full forward line with a runner steaming through off the shoulder.
They play more of a running possession game."
Yes but that constant running, passing game without any kick passes can be very tiring in tough / tight games. Corofin in the club game and Kerry / Dublin in intercounty can mix it up with the kick passes which makes it much easier to physically last much longer without running out of steam.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2773 - 07/12/2022 10:11:42    2449722

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They're playing to their strengths. The likes of the Kellys, Cooke and Gallagher are brilliant ball carriers, strong, direct and can score.
When you have those type of players, it makes sense to use them as much as possible.
They have a very good age profile at the moment too, so I don't think fitness will be an issue for them.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1579 - 07/12/2022 11:31:56    2449736

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Replying To galwayman2:  "They play a different style to Corofin for sure.
They don't seem to look for the early ball inside to the full forward line with a runner steaming through off the shoulder.
They play more of a running possession game."
That would be one way of describing it I suppose. I've seen them a good few times over the past few years and in fairness they can be a hard watch at times with a lot of handpassing. They actually score a good percentage of goals without kicking the ball at all. However it obviously works for them and more power to them

UtahBlaine (Galway) - Posts: 125 - 07/12/2022 19:08:17    2449795

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From a Galway point of view I was slightly disappointed with Cookes display last Sunday. I thought that he played on the periphery of the action a lot without really getting involved. I know he kicked a few good points near the end but he never injected any urgency into his game. I know that Tourlestrane are hard to play against with the way they set up but at least it was a good dry run for Moycullen if Kilcoo are to be their next opponents as that is the way they set up also.
On the other hand I thought Eoin Gallagher was very good last Sunday as he has been in every Moycullen game I saw this year, and they would never have got over Strokestown without him. I saw him for Galway in the league games and thought he was a very good player and I cant understand how he was'nt utilised far more often in the championship.

seventyniner (Galway) - Posts: 32 - 07/12/2022 21:19:41    2449801

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Replying To seventyniner:  "From a Galway point of view I was slightly disappointed with Cookes display last Sunday. I thought that he played on the periphery of the action a lot without really getting involved. I know he kicked a few good points near the end but he never injected any urgency into his game. I know that Tourlestrane are hard to play against with the way they set up but at least it was a good dry run for Moycullen if Kilcoo are to be their next opponents as that is the way they set up also.
On the other hand I thought Eoin Gallagher was very good last Sunday as he has been in every Moycullen game I saw this year, and they would never have got over Strokestown without him. I saw him for Galway in the league games and thought he was a very good player and I cant understand how he was'nt utilised far more often in the championship."
Agreed re Gallagher. Thought he was excellent again the last day.

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1060 - 08/12/2022 10:04:28    2449813

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Replying To seventyniner:  "From a Galway point of view I was slightly disappointed with Cookes display last Sunday. I thought that he played on the periphery of the action a lot without really getting involved. I know he kicked a few good points near the end but he never injected any urgency into his game. I know that Tourlestrane are hard to play against with the way they set up but at least it was a good dry run for Moycullen if Kilcoo are to be their next opponents as that is the way they set up also.
On the other hand I thought Eoin Gallagher was very good last Sunday as he has been in every Moycullen game I saw this year, and they would never have got over Strokestown without him. I saw him for Galway in the league games and thought he was a very good player and I cant understand how he was'nt utilised far more often in the championship."
Agree. He is a real battering ram and very good at carrying the ball through the lines and laying it off. Can kick a score too. Hope Moycullens extended run doesnt mean he doesnt see much league time. Would love to see him in maroon a bit more, doing the unseen donkey work for Comer, Shaney and Rob.

GalwaysFinest (Galway) - Posts: 112 - 08/12/2022 11:23:29    2449831

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Replying To galwayman2:  "Agreed re Gallagher. Thought he was excellent again the last day."
Gallagher got a good bit of game time in the FBD and up to about half way in the league. He just stopped being used much after that. I couldn't figure it out as he usually played quite well. Just seemed to fall out of favour. If there is one criticism of the management last year it's that they seemed to lose faith in all their subs bar O'Laoi.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1991 - 08/12/2022 15:05:42    2449875

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