National - U21 All Ireland Football Final - Dublin v Galway

I can't see galway losing. The Sligo game really made our lads, we went to extra time against a good side. I don't think people who didn't see the game would appreciate the value of that win. We have serious momentum, galway by 4-6.

galwaydublin (Galway) - Posts:165 - 22/04/2017 08:50:03   1981605

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Replying To galwaydublin:  "I can't see galway losing. The Sligo game really made our lads, we went to extra time against a good side. I don't think people who didn't see the game would appreciate the value of that win. We have serious momentum, galway by 4-6."
A great team but unless they can somehow
stay grounded after beating Kerry they are sitting ducks v dublin

Donegalman (All) - Posts:2896 - 22/04/2017 12:56:07   1981656

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Replying To Donegalman:  "A great team but unless they can somehow
stay grounded after beating Kerry they are sitting ducks v dublin"
I was saying the same thing last week Donegal man.

I've seen it happen a load of times in the past where a team have played a great semifinal but then can't keep it going for the final a bit like Meath in 01 v Galway after they hammered us in the semifinal and like us in 02 v Armagh after hammering cork in the semifinal.

I'm afraid the dubs could have this one in the bag.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts:5049 - 22/04/2017 14:19:52   1981667

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Replying To Donegalman:  "A great team but unless they can somehow
stay grounded after beating Kerry they are sitting ducks v dublin"
you are right but it will go down to the wire either way

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts:755 - 22/04/2017 14:35:53   1981671

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "you are right but it will go down to the wire either way"
Galway are odds on favourites with PP

Fionn (Dublin) - Posts:2317 - 23/04/2017 11:14:37   1981835

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Shane Clayton out of final with a hamstring injury massive loss to the Dubs.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - Posts:8489 - 23/04/2017 11:20:47   1981837

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Replying To Fionn:  "Galway are odds on favourites with PP"
Kerry were that for the semi so it is not particularly useful info.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts:755 - 23/04/2017 12:55:44   1981851

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Replying To clondalkindub:  "Shane Clayton out of final with a hamstring injury massive loss to the Dubs."
Very unfortunate for him

Dessie wasn't too happy about his players running the risk beforehand

You can see why!

Desperately unlucky and a lot of negative noise surrounding the team and fixtures before the final, far from ideal and now a serious loss in Clayton

Far from ideal prep, advantage Galway.

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts:16708 - 23/04/2017 14:04:42   1981857

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Replying To KingdomBoy1:  "I was saying the same thing last week Donegal man.

I've seen it happen a load of times in the past where a team have played a great semifinal but then can't keep it going for the final a bit like Meath in 01 v Galway after they hammered us in the semifinal and like us in 02 v Armagh after hammering cork in the semifinal.

I'm afraid the dubs could have this one in the bag."
There is a very long list of teams who peak for a massive game and then go out and flop in their next fixture. I think it is as much to do with peaking emotionally for a certain fixture as it has to do with complacency going into the following fixture. I think that there are many teams out there who fall into either trap.

Kerry u21s were massively impressive against cork a couple of weeks ago and the bookies were almost paying out on them. I said at the beginning that they were rightly favorites, but not at the price they were being offered at. They didnt peak emotionally for the cork game, but bought into the belief that the galway fixture was an inconvenience to getting to the final rather than a huge game on its own merits.

The Dubs looked lethal against us in that they were not running around high fiveing each other nor were their supporters too overwhelmed by the performance. They went out and did a job without any fuss and in 3rd gear too. Not saying that they were casual, they just were clinical and full of concentration for the whole game and not distracted on the next fixture.

I have not seen Galway play, but when I heard they went to extra time against sligo, I myself thought that it was money in the bank for Kerry. They must have something going for them, but I cant see dublin losing this game for the reason I have highlighted.

Donegalman (All) - Posts:2896 - 23/04/2017 17:23:33   1981904

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