"They are playing some fantastic football"

February 27, 2020

Galway manager Padraic Joyce with his players. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

Former Meath attacker Graham Geraghty has lauded Galway manager Padraic Joyce for his team’s attractive playing style.

The free-scoring Tribesmen recorded their biggest win of the season to date last Sunday with a 19-point hammering of Tyrone in Tuam and, speaking to Sky Sports, Geraghty reckons Joyce deserves huge credit for the football his side are playing.

"They are playing some fantastic football and players are there to express themselves but I suppose that comes down to the manager," said the two-time All-Ireland winner.

"Padraic Joyce was an attacking, flamboyant player and one of the best players of his era and you're seeing that kind of brush off on the team and how they play and the way they are able to express themselves and allowed to get forward.

"Their forwards are scoring more so than any other team, where it is midfielders and half-backs and corner-backs getting the scores and there's nothing wrong with that, but forwards are forwards and they are there for a reason.

"To see (teams) playing wing-back or dropping back into corner-back, it gets the blood boiling sometimes. But for me, Galway are playing very attractive football and at the minute you would say they would be kind of up there, contenders, if they can keep developing their style and bring their game forward. But it's a long way until the end of August now at the minute."

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