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Game of the weekend. Hopefully the weather won't ruin it. Expect fireworks.

Mayo were muck last weekend however I wouldn't think that will lull anyone in Galway into thinking it will be anything other than a really tough game and hard won. Early rounds can be deceiving as teams are at different stages of their preparation. Mayo looked sluggish last week.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 530 - 05/02/2018 15:45:51    2074330

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Game of the weekend. Hopefully the weather won't ruin it. Expect fireworks.

Mayo were muck last weekend however I wouldn't think that will lull anyone in Galway into thinking it will be anything other than a really tough game and hard won. Early rounds can be deceiving as teams are at different stages of their preparation. Mayo looked sluggish last week."
Ill post on this link as the other one is full of waffle, should be a cracker and i think Mayo will come to Salthill with a point to prove. Galway moving well and will know a win will keep them safe. Galway by three...

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1172 - 05/02/2018 21:53:34    2074455

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Replying To Belclare1:  "Ill post on this link as the other one is full of waffle, should be a cracker and i think Mayo will come to Salthill with a point to prove. Galway moving well and will know a win will keep them safe. Galway by three..."
Always know how to put me down Belclare.
"Full of Waffle".
Your full of something else.

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 548 - 05/02/2018 22:13:34    2074458

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Lee Keegan quoted in todays Independent that he feels that Stephan Rochford will have no choice but to try new younger players for the league, which apart from maybe one he hasn't so far. I wonder will we see big changes in the Mayo team this Sunday.

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1172 - 06/02/2018 10:27:36    2074510

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Galway seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment and confidence should be high. They should win with a bit to spare as Mayo are struggling to get a bit of consistency.

neverright (Roscommon) - Posts: 1047 - 06/02/2018 11:50:05    2074542

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Replying To neverright:  "Galway seem to be on a bit of a roll at the moment and confidence should be high. They should win with a bit to spare as Mayo are struggling to get a bit of consistency."
You can never predict winning with a bit to spare over Mayo. Alocal derby and lots of pride at stake. I still believe Mayo are favourites..

Belclare1 (Galway) - Posts: 1172 - 06/02/2018 12:16:28    2074551

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Just remember its always when we think we have Mayo's measure that they turn around and trounce us! Even when Galway were in their pomp 98-01 Mayo beat us....and when we were bad they hammered us.....Galway have never really hammered Mayo that I can remember.

Just beware is what I'm saying! HON GALWAY!

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 286 - 07/02/2018 08:24:19    2074725

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Hard to call, Mayo were pathetic last Saturday, Galway on a roll, another win or 2 and they are safe in div 1 for 2019, Mayo have Dublin in Castlebar in the next round, can't see a result there so this game v Galway is vitally important for Mayo, a win means another win or 2 in the last 3 games keeps us safe, lose and we will have to win our last 3 games against Tyrone at home, Donegal and Kildare away and be forced to put out our strongest team too early

riverboys (Mayo) - Posts: 1148 - 07/02/2018 08:24:41    2074726

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this fixture is always 50/50, Mayo will be needing the points for sure and Galway need to get something out of the game as the points on the table will not be easy to be had going forward. Good practice for May 13.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 919 - 07/02/2018 10:55:53    2074757

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Replying To riverboys:  "Hard to call, Mayo were pathetic last Saturday, Galway on a roll, another win or 2 and they are safe in div 1 for 2019, Mayo have Dublin in Castlebar in the next round, can't see a result there so this game v Galway is vitally important for Mayo, a win means another win or 2 in the last 3 games keeps us safe, lose and we will have to win our last 3 games against Tyrone at home, Donegal and Kildare away and be forced to put out our strongest team too early"
At a time when most counties are putting out strong teams, last week Mayo were missing nine players who started in last years final. We are relying on fringe players who, even though fairly experienced are not quite up to the standard of the first fifteen, to keep us in what is a very difficult division. Kerry let loose a group of young lads who are not used to losing and, even though inexperienced at that level, they blew us away. Bar Dublin and Kerry there aren't any other teams who would be competitive with only a third of their first team. With the way the injuries are shaping up things aren't going to change anytime soon. Our best hope is to have most of the lads back by the last round of the league and then try and have them up to speed, fitness wise, for the championship. Local rivalry will ensure we give Galway a good rattle but I don't think we are good enough to beat them at the minute. I'm sure Rochford would like to bring in one or two newcomers but he is in a tricky situation trying to balance staying in the league with blooding new players. I'm sure he would love to stay in Division 1 but championship will be very much the priority and whatever happens at the weekend won't change that.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 784 - 07/02/2018 11:17:26    2074761

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This was posted as a new thread but as the subject matter is similar it has been incorporated here.

oakleafersir
Posts: 536
Derry


05/02/2018
18:40


Galway vs Mayo


Nothing better than a Galway Mayo Derby.
This should be an interesting match.
Mayo will be looking to get a win here as Galway have a winning streak against them. Galway have been unbeaten so far in 2018. Could be a glimpse for their championship match.
I would like to see Evan Regan start alongside Andy Moran and Diarmad O'Connor. Conor Lotus should be in Right half Back with Aidan O'Shea in the Center maybe Alan Freeman on the Left.
Eoin O'Donague should be given another chance in Corner Back. Paddy Durcan of course in the half back line as he is a great defender with class scoring ability. David Clarke needs to be between the posts for them.
As for Galway I think Lavelle needs to be kicking long with Cooke and Conroy hopefully starting alongside other again. The the full back line should remain unchanged with Sean Andy getting a chance on Moran maybe. Sean Kelly is a player for the future who should start in the Half-Back line alongside Bradshaw and Heany, I don't think Cahal Sweeney should start but should come on in the later stages in the game. Half Forward line should be Brannigan, Walsh and Varley. With Full Forward line being Cunningham, Comer and Armstrong. Again the other Sweeney Patrick should not start but would be a good impact sub. Would be interested in Dessie Conneely coming in as a sub also.
Hopefully it will be a sunny day in Salthill with not much wind (sadly unlikely) expecting a nice flowing attacking game with Galway coming out on top.
Galway +2

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2132 - 07/02/2018 11:42:02    2074767

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jimbodub
Posts: 17579
Dublin


05/02/2018
19:08



Galway moving well

Mayo were well off the pace against Kerry and it'll be difficult for them but they led want to bounce back after the last showing

There shouldn't be much in it

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2132 - 07/02/2018 11:44:14    2074770

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GreenandRed
Posts: 4327
Mayo


06/02/2018
11:33



You can never predict a derby. Is it in Pearse to allow for a bigger capacity than Tuam can hold? We got a right kick in the arse against Kerry after a good win against Monaghan. Galway doing well, a great opening win v Tyrone. Then travelling to Letterkenny for another good win against tricky opponents. Their confidence is high, but there'll be no complacency, unfortunately! Neither team needs motivation playing the other.

The Galway captain, Damien Comer, looks very sharp and is leading by example. Was the gamechanger in the FBD game in Castlebar. Was very harshly sent off that night. Like last summer his dismissal did us no favours on the scoreboard.

I hope we win on Sunday though the championship game is far more important to us. Early February might decide divisional status in 2018 but peaking in time for the new shortened format for the championship is the main thing.

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2132 - 07/02/2018 11:45:57    2074772

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festinog
Posts: 2189
Galway


06/02/2018
23:47



Replying To GreenandRed:  "You can never predict a derby. Is it in Pearse to allow for a bigger capacity than Tuam can hold? We got a right kick in the arse against Kerry after a good win against Monaghan. Galway doing well, a great opening win v Tyrone. Then travelling to Letterkenny for another good win against tricky opponents. Their confidence is high, but there'll be no complacency, unfortunately! Neither team needs motivation playing the other.

The Galway captain, Damien Comer, looks very sharp and is leading by example. Was the gamechanger in the FBD game in Castlebar. Was very harshly sent off that night. Like last summer his dismissal did us no favours on the scoreboard.

I hope we win on Sunday though the championship game is far more important to us. Early February might decide divisional status in 2018 but peaking in time for the new shortened format for the championship is the main thing."
Dead right, Greenandred. County pride demands a win, but at the end of the day what happens in February is meaningless when it comes to the latter stages of the championship.

Best of luck to both teams. But mainly just Galway. ;)

Administrator (None) - Posts: 2132 - 07/02/2018 11:48:52    2074774

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Replying To Administrator:  "This was posted as a new thread but as the subject matter is similar it has been incorporated here.

oakleafersir
Posts: 536
Derry


05/02/2018
18:40


Galway vs Mayo


Nothing better than a Galway Mayo Derby.
This should be an interesting match.
Mayo will be looking to get a win here as Galway have a winning streak against them. Galway have been unbeaten so far in 2018. Could be a glimpse for their championship match.
I would like to see Evan Regan start alongside Andy Moran and Diarmad O'Connor. Conor Lotus should be in Right half Back with Aidan O'Shea in the Center maybe Alan Freeman on the Left.
Eoin O'Donague should be given another chance in Corner Back. Paddy Durcan of course in the half back line as he is a great defender with class scoring ability. David Clarke needs to be between the posts for them.
As for Galway I think Lavelle needs to be kicking long with Cooke and Conroy hopefully starting alongside other again. The the full back line should remain unchanged with Sean Andy getting a chance on Moran maybe. Sean Kelly is a player for the future who should start in the Half-Back line alongside Bradshaw and Heany, I don't think Cahal Sweeney should start but should come on in the later stages in the game. Half Forward line should be Brannigan, Walsh and Varley. With Full Forward line being Cunningham, Comer and Armstrong. Again the other Sweeney Patrick should not start but would be a good impact sub. Would be interested in Dessie Conneely coming in as a sub also.
Hopefully it will be a sunny day in Salthill with not much wind (sadly unlikely) expecting a nice flowing attacking game with Galway coming out on top.
Galway +2"
Cheers

oakleafersir (Derry) - Posts: 548 - 07/02/2018 11:49:51    2074775

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My ultimate dream is beating Mayo in an All Ireland Final!

Love these games. Always great crack when it is competitive.

Most important thing is to see development in game plan. Players fitting into their roles and maybe the new players stepping up.

Come championship February will be forgotten but it is an important stepping stone for an emerging team. Belief means a lot. The amount of 1 point games Galway lost under before KW took over was mind boggling. Once the game was up for grabs we lacked belief. That seems to be changing.

At times we also lack intensity. Sunday will tell us nothing in this regard because we always bring it against Mayo. But we showed grit and intensity in our last 2 games so hoping we are on the right trajectory.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 530 - 07/02/2018 13:41:49    2074797

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festinog
Posts: 2189
Galway


06/02/2018
23:47



Dead right, Greenandred. County pride demands a win, but at the end of the day what happens in February is meaningless when it comes to the latter stages of the championship.

Best of luck to both teams. But mainly just Galway. ;)"
Admin is a galway fan? ;) you let that slip there

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 8843 - 07/02/2018 15:12:49    2074815

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Replying To Administrator:  "This was posted in reply to the new thread created by oakleafersir.

festinog
Posts: 2189
Galway


06/02/2018
23:47



Dead right, Greenandred. County pride demands a win, but at the end of the day what happens in February is meaningless when it comes to the latter stages of the championship.

Best of luck to both teams. But mainly just Galway. ;)"
Admin is a galway fan? ;) you let that slip there"
I wrote that Y-T. Admin just moved it here from the other thread. Sure everyone knows the admin are all nut job Meath men! :)

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2206 - 07/02/2018 17:52:37    2074846

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Hard one to call, should be good!

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6516 - 07/02/2018 18:16:55    2074857

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Well done to all the galway lads on the NUIG team
who beat UCC down in cork in the sigerson today,
they are now through to the semi final
another good indicator of the health of galway football
I believe ucc were favs to win

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 695 - 07/02/2018 19:08:52    2074869

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