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Replying To Ailteoir:  "I don't think you can blame the ref there. Mayo in the last 10 minutes were more interested in starting rows than playing football. As for Aidan O'Shea how he managed to stay on the pitch, God only knows."
In all fairness that's rubbish. It was Galway players that started the 2 brawls - as you would expect when they were trying to close out the game. What should Aidan have been sent off for exactly?!

Nobody is blaming the ref for the 2 Mayo red cards btw.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 60 - 11/02/2018 20:07:19    2075978

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Replying To neverright:  "Don't know what game you were watching. If it was the Mayo/Galway game, you must have slept through most of it"
Explain how the ref lost control?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1049 - 11/02/2018 20:08:47    2075980

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Replying To Equineburger:  "Why, Who is dublins COC?"
Cormac o'costello ;-)

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 6460 - 11/02/2018 20:10:24    2075981

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Game went along expected lines. Galway sat back, soaked up the pressure and used their speedy forwards on the break. Mayo huffed and puffed as they tend to do against a massed defence and couldn't figure out how to break it down. I thought Galway could have won by more if they had a bit more belief. It was just a bit of shadow boxing before the big day in May and tells us little about either team. The twin worries I would have regarding Mayo is that the long term injured won't be up to speed for championship and also that we started with five of our six best forwards and still looked clueless. Without Andy we have no inside forward as a target man and we don't seem to be able to kick points from thirty plus yards. No worries about the defence as we were bound to struggle without Higgins, Barrett, Vaughan, Harrison and Keegan and we did well enough at midfield even without Seamie and Parsons. As for the sendings off, stupidity on Cillians part and he let his team down badly. Diarmuids tackle while on a yellow showed poor judgement but his earlier card was a joke. Aido as usual was pulled and dragged all over the place but sure he's a big man what does he expect. Strange to think that Mayo ended the game with just four of last years final team on the pitch. Dublin will destroy us but we haven't gone away just yet.

Llaw_Gyffes (Mayo) - Posts: 784 - 11/02/2018 20:16:26    2075985

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Great result today. Surely safety confirmed and now we can have an attempt at going for the final. Sure why not. No-one expected us to pull up any trees but this is a great start to the year. Mayo are obviously not too bothered in the league but any day we beat mayo is a good day. Also condolences to Andy Moran..

tribeinbrum (Galway) - Posts: 4103 - 11/02/2018 20:34:29    2075992

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Ahh so it was the ref who started all the melee's? Let me guess, he didn't give out enough yellow cards at the start of the game. The players lost their discipline-no niggle for 65 odd minutes then all hell broke loose."
If this had been tyrone v Armagh it would have been all over the rte 6 I click news and joe Duffy lines would be red hot tomorrow. But sure it's Galway and mayo and that doesn't count.

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1435 - 11/02/2018 20:51:27    2075998

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Replying To achara:  "Are all straight reds only a 1 match ban?"
I think so, not sure. Just found that out online on an article about them changing suspensions to games based, rather than time based. I think it's a longer ban if it's violent conduct.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4366 - 11/02/2018 21:11:06    2076008

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "If this had been tyrone v Armagh it would have been all over the rte 6 I click news and joe Duffy lines would be red hot tomorrow. But sure it's Galway and mayo and that doesn't count."
Amen brother. Agree with that

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - Posts: 1049 - 11/02/2018 21:19:54    2076013

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Replying To achara:  "Are all straight reds only a 1 match ban?"
Most are one match, some are two matches depending on the offense.
Serious offenses such as threatening language, behaviour or physical abuse of a match official carry longer time based penalties

O'Connor's offense today would be 5.15 To strike or to attempt to strike an opponent with
arm, elbow, hand or knee.
which is a one match ban.

game.on.now.ger (Galway) - Posts: 419 - 11/02/2018 21:51:18    2076031

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Poor performance today, too much static handpassing against a massed Galway defence. We badly missed Andy's ball-winning and distribution skills in our full-forward line, which struggled.

As for the nonsense at the end, there's a difference between not allowing yourself to be messed with and stupidity: some Mayo players crossed that line today.

I'd still be hopeful we can beat Galway in May with our full complement, but the league will now go down to the wire again.

Gleebo (Mayo) - Posts: 1416 - 11/02/2018 21:56:30    2076032

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Replying To mayotyroneman:  "If this had been tyrone v Armagh it would have been all over the rte 6 I click news and joe Duffy lines would be red hot tomorrow. But sure it's Galway and mayo and that doesn't count."
Spot on. The hypocrisy is astounding.

We would have had about 5 different threads on it at this stage had Tyrone been involved.

Wally (Tyrone) - Posts: 395 - 11/02/2018 21:57:23    2076033

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "Cormac o'costello ;-)"
That's the boy :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6516 - 11/02/2018 21:59:47    2076034

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Replying To Equineburger:  "Why, Who is dublins COC?"
I'm sorry, I thought being a Mayo fan you'd have heard of Con O'Callaghan? :D

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6516 - 11/02/2018 22:02:43    2076036

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Replying To jimbodub:  "Our COC is the one doing all the scoring!!"
Bahaha

realdub (Dublin) - Posts: 6516 - 11/02/2018 22:03:57    2076038

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Replying To Equineburger:  "Why, Who is dublins COC?"
Con O'Callaghan!

waynoI (Dublin) - Posts: 12520 - 11/02/2018 22:13:36    2076043

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Lee Keegan was giving off during the week about the dirty challenge which left Evan Regan with an injury against Kerry, wonder will he have the same opinion about the two O'Connors?

Cillian's 'challenge' to earn the red card was nothing short of a disgrace, he knew what he was at when the elbow went up that high. Let himself down with that in my opinion.

Diarmuids second yellow was very similar if not worse to Shanahers challenge on Regan. Frustration maybe, but no excuse.

breaking.ball45 (Monaghan) - Posts: 18 - 11/02/2018 23:18:37    2076057

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Replying To Llaw_Gyffes:  "Game went along expected lines. Galway sat back, soaked up the pressure and used their speedy forwards on the break. Mayo huffed and puffed as they tend to do against a massed defence and couldn't figure out how to break it down. I thought Galway could have won by more if they had a bit more belief. It was just a bit of shadow boxing before the big day in May and tells us little about either team. The twin worries I would have regarding Mayo is that the long term injured won't be up to speed for championship and also that we started with five of our six best forwards and still looked clueless. Without Andy we have no inside forward as a target man and we don't seem to be able to kick points from thirty plus yards. No worries about the defence as we were bound to struggle without Higgins, Barrett, Vaughan, Harrison and Keegan and we did well enough at midfield even without Seamie and Parsons. As for the sendings off, stupidity on Cillians part and he let his team down badly. Diarmuids tackle while on a yellow showed poor judgement but his earlier card was a joke. Aido as usual was pulled and dragged all over the place but sure he's a big man what does he expect. Strange to think that Mayo ended the game with just four of last years final team on the pitch. Dublin will destroy us but we haven't gone away just yet."
I'd agree with almost everything you said apart from Diarmuid O'Connor's sending off. His first yellow was a closed fist swing which was neck high. While he seemed to get some of the ball he also connected with Comer. That's a foul and a yellow any day of the week. The second high tackle could easily have been a red on its own, so I don't think he was unfortunate in any way to be sent off.
Galway were at plenty messing too and it's not great to watch. What's unusual is that there wasn't much niggle up to that point and the game was almost petering out.
Mayo are a championship team, and more importantly a Croke Park team. I hope we break our championship duck in HQ this year, but we have a lot to do to get there in the first place. Whoever loses in May will have a long road ahead. After that game is done, you can be sure nobody will be talking about this one.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 110 - 11/02/2018 23:21:30    2076058

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "I don't think you can blame the ref there. Mayo in the last 10 minutes were more interested in starting rows than playing football. As for Aidan O'Shea how he managed to stay on the pitch, God only knows."
Complete nonsense. Galway players, like many other teams mind you, thought Aidan O'Shea was a punch bag. Some day an opposition player will do the usual and O'Shea will loose the plot and mince them. The guy is seriously restrained for all the crap he takes on and off the pitch.

DonegalAtlantic (Donegal) - Posts: 23 - 11/02/2018 23:32:16    2076063

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Replying To Wally:  "Spot on. The hypocrisy is astounding.

We would have had about 5 different threads on it at this stage had Tyrone been involved."
What are you talking about ?

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 4366 - 12/02/2018 01:03:30    2076072

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Replying To Gleebo:  "Poor performance today, too much static handpassing against a massed Galway defence. We badly missed Andy's ball-winning and distribution skills in our full-forward line, which struggled.

As for the nonsense at the end, there's a difference between not allowing yourself to be messed with and stupidity: some Mayo players crossed that line today.

I'd still be hopeful we can beat Galway in May with our full complement, but the league will now go down to the wire again."
- I'd still be hopeful we can beat Galway in May with our full complement, but the league will now go down to the wire again."
- "I'd be hopefully of having Galways measure come May"

There is a lt of confidence in Mayo for May, and listen im having a go here because I think you will be hard bate above in Castlebar HOWEVER,

1) Where is this confidence coming from? Rochford hasn't the better of Wals yet (although how ye didn't win in Salthill last year still baffles me)
2) A lot of posters saying that we ye have yer full contingent back ye should have 'Galways measure) but again, Galway have the Corofin playes to come back still (Lundy, Burke, Farragher, Molloy and Silke will all be there or thereabouts) PLUS we have some injured players to come back like Daly and O Curraoin who will strengthen the panel as well.

I'm not saying that Galway are going to win at all - history has shown its very difficult to call these games, but I just don't know where this blind confidence that its just a matter of bang come championship you think you'll turn over Galway?

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 286 - 12/02/2018 08:19:57    2076081

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