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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "30 quid as well for the stand last weekend in Sligo. No wonder attendences are brutal. Would the hurling prices be set by the Leinster Council and the football by Connacht? It would be interesting to hear what the tickets for provincial semis for the other provinces is."
Such a shame the stopped putting on the minor games before the senior ones
At least youd get 2 games for that money and 20 is enough to charge anyways

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 06/05/2022 13:29:50    2415254

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Replying To rhudson:  "Hi you could park up in the Renmore church car park
Its just a few miles off the Motorway on the east side of Galway city
If you want you can head in the Raiway line to Galway city and on to Salthill"
It will hardly be mobbed. You will probably get a spot on the Prom opposite the aquarium

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 06/05/2022 14:10:20    2415270

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Do the Kerry thing. Stay home and save money for the final. In Kerry, it was actually the AI final that they used to be referring to, not the provincial final.

Personally, I don't think $30 is a lot for a game. If there's a family involved, yes. So, bring in family ticket/discounted rate. What I really don't understand, and it's not the issue of quantity, it's the issue of quality. I'm sure Leitrim try their best, but they're a junior football team in real terms. And you're expected to pay three times more to watch that pigeon-shoot than you are to watch Galway hurlers and Kilkenny hurlers to fight like warriors in a game where both are of equal standard (plus you got that handshake as an added extra).

The GAA's marketing machine doesn't seem to be capitalizing on the actual games involved. It seems to be more focused on which level or round it is. How much was it to watch Mayo vs. Galway recently in football? That's a game that I watched (back) and it's one I'd have no problem paying $30 for to watch in person; same as KK vs Galway in hurling."
I'll be heading in regardless, as we don't get too many championship games at home in any given year, but it is steep when you're bringing kids, as well as older relatives.
I'll go with the terrace as the kids' tickets are much cheaper there. I must check the forecast. :)
I agree on the quality level. A €10 terrace ticket for the Kilkenny match was great value. Well worth it for the entertainment.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1436 - 06/05/2022 14:38:25    2415287

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "Do the Kerry thing. Stay home and save money for the final. In Kerry, it was actually the AI final that they used to be referring to, not the provincial final.

Personally, I don't think $30 is a lot for a game. If there's a family involved, yes. So, bring in family ticket/discounted rate. What I really don't understand, and it's not the issue of quantity, it's the issue of quality. I'm sure Leitrim try their best, but they're a junior football team in real terms. And you're expected to pay three times more to watch that pigeon-shoot than you are to watch Galway hurlers and Kilkenny hurlers to fight like warriors in a game where both are of equal standard (plus you got that handshake as an added extra).

The GAA's marketing machine doesn't seem to be capitalizing on the actual games involved. It seems to be more focused on which level or round it is. How much was it to watch Mayo vs. Galway recently in football? That's a game that I watched (back) and it's one I'd have no problem paying $30 for to watch in person; same as KK vs Galway in hurling."
Of the provinces I believe Connacht GAA are charging the most for their matches. There was increase on the entrance fee for Sligo v New York also and when i asked one Sligo Fella about it his response was someone has to fork out for the hot air balloon in Bekan.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 06/05/2022 15:07:54    2415293

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Replying To FieldsMaster:  "I've been on before about this subject before so here I go again. What's the loyalty to F O'Lee from Padraic Joyce. He's selected for practically every game and then taken off. Has anyone a record of his scoring for the year so far as I'm thinking it's one solitary point. We won't win many games with non-scoring forwards like that."
The job himself and Heaney did last Sunday in terms of workrate cannot be understated. Point taken on scoring front but we need to look at entire picture when trying to execute game plan.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 06/05/2022 16:37:29    2415318

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Replying To rhudson:  "Such a shame the stopped putting on the minor games before the senior ones
At least youd get 2 games for that money and 20 is enough to charge anyways"
The minor matches used to be better games too. A few more mistakes that you'd expect from young fellas still learning the game but usually less defensive games.

Good interview with John O'Mahony. Analysing the Leitrim game and looking back over his Leitrim and Galway days.

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GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6648 - 06/05/2022 17:50:33    2415335

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Replying To rhudson:  "Such a shame the stopped putting on the minor games before the senior ones
At least youd get 2 games for that money and 20 is enough to charge anyways"
With you on that rhudson. Great because you got to see 2 games and also the future players but brilliant for the youngsters as well to play in front of a big crowd.

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 605 - 06/05/2022 20:50:34    2415350

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Lord above, a predicted score and predicted scorers across both teams. A modern day Nostradamus!"
Got the Galway 4-20 score spot on. Galway will be hard stopped in the Connacht final. Serious momentum built up.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 08/05/2022 17:19:46    2415620

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The game was what it was. Leitrim started well but it just felt like there was an inevitability around the whole thing. Win got and onwards to the Connacht final.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 08/05/2022 18:10:14    2415639

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Got the Galway 4-20 score spot on. Galway will be hard stopped in the Connacht final. Serious momentum built up."
Management may have found a place for McDaid in midfield. The thing is, in defence he is error prone, and can be a liability. But in midfield he gets to use his athleticism - and can take a few scores. His vision/creativity not good. But a player like Conroy can fulfil that role.. Great to see a big scoreline all the same..

AnCrúiscínLán (Galway) - Posts: 42 - 08/05/2022 19:30:19    2415687

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Replying To ahsure.:  "The game was what it was. Leitrim started well but it just felt like there was an inevitability around the whole thing. Win got and onwards to the Connacht final."
Agreed. Hard to take anything from that. No injuries I think and Mcdaid and Patrick Kelly were positive for me. But as I said can't read a lot into it.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 08/05/2022 19:41:24    2415696

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Got the Galway 4-20 score spot on. Galway will be hard stopped in the Connacht final. Serious momentum built up."
Ha ha! To be fair to ya, you did get that Galway score right!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 08/05/2022 19:42:38    2415699

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Job done well today. The momentum is back with Galway heading into a showdown with the Rossies. Was in there today and the lads seem to be buzzing, and I feel that while they did put a big shift in, we haven't shown the full hand today either. There's more scores still in them. Roll on the Connacht Final. Can't wait for a crack at the Rossies. Time for some of our long slumbering supporters, the lads on the couches and the footballers on the ditch, to stop talking about it and get their backsides into Pearse. These are the soundest bunch of lads you could meet. They're putting it all in for the maroon and white. Let's give them the support they deserve and get the county behind them. Up Galway!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 08/05/2022 19:45:56    2415701

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Of the provinces I believe Connacht GAA are charging the most for their matches. There was increase on the entrance fee for Sligo v New York also and when i asked one Sligo Fella about it his response was someone has to fork out for the hot air balloon in Bekan."
Which was paid for before it was opened.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6648 - 08/05/2022 19:47:46    2415703

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Patrick Kelly is a serious detail. Massive man and a proper footballer. Quick hands and feet. 2 goals and a 1 point off the bench, lots of possession, and no opposing team wants to kick it out in his direction when he has the hands up around midfield. Hard to know if he should be held as an impact sub or to start him. He certainly merits the start but tactically, bringing him on as the game opens up presents great options. A big find.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 08/05/2022 20:10:29    2415713

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Replying To togoutlads:  "Job done well today. The momentum is back with Galway heading into a showdown with the Rossies. Was in there today and the lads seem to be buzzing, and I feel that while they did put a big shift in, we haven't shown the full hand today either. There's more scores still in them. Roll on the Connacht Final. Can't wait for a crack at the Rossies. Time for some of our long slumbering supporters, the lads on the couches and the footballers on the ditch, to stop talking about it and get their backsides into Pearse. These are the soundest bunch of lads you could meet. They're putting it all in for the maroon and white. Let's give them the support they deserve and get the county behind them. Up Galway!"
I couldn't agree more with this. They're putting in a huge effort and deserve the support of the county. We have a Connacht final at home in a few weeks against a tough opponent.
Yes, traffic out of Salthill can be bad, but it's not unique in that regard as a match venue. It's just one day. A bit of time sitting in the car on the way home isn't that bad, especially if we win.
I really hope the football supporters across the county come out in force and get behind this group.
They did everything that was asked today. We knew we weren't going to learn a huge amount, even with a comfortable win. We racked up plenty scores and seem to have avoided any injuries. A very big test in 3 weeks.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1436 - 08/05/2022 20:21:45    2415721

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job well done overall..
i thought mcdaid and john daly were very good from start to finish..
subs made a big impact and i was hoping billy mannion might get a run..
hope mchugh is ok as we need him..
it was confirmed this eve macloughlin is out for the year..quad operation coming up..
both cannay and flaherty will be soon back to full fitness after quad injuries and i wonder now will he stick
with gleeson!!

my only concern going into the ross game and that will be some game is jack glynn!!
i no he is very young., inexperienced but out of the 6 defenders we have i feel he is the weakest
link atm..
i hope he proves me wrong in the Connacht final which should be a cracker of a game
and galway will need to match fire with fire in 3 weeks time as roscommon are a fine side
and very physical..here's hoping for a sell out!!

gbay (Galway) - Posts: 222 - 08/05/2022 20:51:06    2415738

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Anyone else agree that the Sunday Game analysis of the our game yesterday was an absolute joke. Spoke about the Leitrim footballers and not once did they speak about our great performance.

hashtag2017 (Galway) - Posts: 136 - 09/05/2022 09:31:48    2415792

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Replying To hashtag2017:  "Anyone else agree that the Sunday Game analysis of the our game yesterday was an absolute joke. Spoke about the Leitrim footballers and not once did they speak about our great performance."
Yes. Fully agree. Especially as the the game was not covered on live TV.
Dublin v Wexford was on live tv and still got much more air time last week.
Dublin were being talked about as being back to their best after a 20 point win.
Galway beat Leitrim ( who earned 3 points more than Wexford in Division 4) by 23 points , and all they can talk about is how poor Leitrim were.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 09/05/2022 09:49:04    2415799

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Replying To hashtag2017:  "Anyone else agree that the Sunday Game analysis of the our game yesterday was an absolute joke. Spoke about the Leitrim footballers and not once did they speak about our great performance."
Due to the nature of the opposition I wouldn't classify our performance as great however I take your point. No proper analysis.

I didn't expect anything else. After beating Mayo Cavanagh was on about Galway having Michael Daly and others to come back! Obviously we are an after thought but no harm. Lets keep it rolling and shock one of the so called big guns.

To put our performance into context Donegal struggled against a D4 team.

The All Ireland draw this year is made for the Connacht champions. So be it ourselves or the Rossies, there is a great chance to get to an all Ireland final. Dublin and Kerry are on the opposite side. While some will say I'm getting carried away, I don't believe I am. We have plenty of weaknesses and are far from the finished article.......but the same applies to everyone else on our side of the draw. Lots of potential teams I would categorize as 50/50 games.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 09/05/2022 10:04:24    2415804

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