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Replying To togoutlads:  "Great to see the leadership developing all over the field in these lads. Galway hadn't enough leaders in recent years and now we've players taking real ownership and showing leadership in every part of the field. That leadership and cool heads will be essential as Roscommon will try to turn this into a very physical war of attrition.
As regards our management team, they seem to be developing this team well now. Still a work in progress but it's starting to really gel now. One fault I and others are hearing from a few sources is that lads that were dropped from the squad, or the match day panel, or first 15 aren't adequately communicated with on why it's happening. In fact, in a number of cases there was zero explanation or any communication at all. These are not kids in cul camps - they deserve and merit full and detailed explanation as to where they were deemed to fall short, areas to work on to break back into the squad, the 26 or the 15. That communication has to improve and would be appreciated through the entire squad. A relatively easy thing to address."
Communication can't be that bad. Those not on the 26 played for their clubs at weekend so the must have been told in advance. I dont think that priority is to molly coddle or over communicate to these guys. Decisions are made based on form and lads should be smart enough to know where they stand. I'm sure if there is any that feel particularly hard done by they could query it but I would be surprised if there were too many that were astounded by the selection...at least looking at it from afar the selections appeared reasonable.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 13/05/2022 15:38:06    2416897

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Disastrous showing from the formerly free scoring minors tonight. Went 35 minutes without scoring against Mayo. Losing by 9 now.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1946 - 13/05/2022 20:08:58    2416927

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Major learnings for our minor team tonight. Could be the best thing to happen to them this evening.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 13/05/2022 20:21:55    2416929

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Replying To ahsure.:  "Major learnings for our minor team tonight. Could be the best thing to happen to them this evening."
Are the Galway minors still in the competition or is it knockout?

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2735 - 14/05/2022 10:36:11    2416955

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Replying To tommy k:  "Are the Galway minors still in the competition or is it knockout?"
Still in it. They'll be in a semi final against Sligo or Roscommon. Mayo will be straight in to the Connacht Final.

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1727 - 14/05/2022 10:59:31    2416963

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Replying To Marooned:  "Disastrous showing from the formerly free scoring minors tonight. Went 35 minutes without scoring against Mayo. Losing by 9 now."
A fair hiding at home, feel sorry for the young lads, it will be very hard to bounce back from a tanking like that.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1206 - 14/05/2022 11:52:41    2416982

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Some hammering for Alan Glynn's charges. After years in development squads, I can't understand how we can play that poorly, especially on our home patch. It'll be hard to bounce back from that but it'll be some testament to the lads' character if they can. There's still hope!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 14/05/2022 12:07:35    2416986

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Agreed hard to come back from that but Leitrim next week to get it out the system before a semi final.

Mayo were very impressive last night, systems failure for our lads but I think we have enough about us to bounce back.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 14/05/2022 12:44:22    2416992

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Those are extreme fluctuations in results and I know minor teams can be inconsistent to say the least but still that doesn't seem to add up.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2735 - 14/05/2022 12:54:04    2416994

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Replying To moc.dna:  "A fair hiding at home, feel sorry for the young lads, it will be very hard to bounce back from a tanking like that."
Underage can be very unpredictable. I'd also say it can be easier for younger lads for to move on from a bad defeat. The Tipp under 20 hurlers got hammered by Cork in the 2018 Munster Final. They came back to beat them in the All-Ireland final a few weeks later.
The Connacht minor championship has a good structure with the round robin. One bad day doesn't mean the end of the championship. Roscommon had a nightmare against us. They're not as bad as that, nor are Galway as bad as they looked yesterday evening. Every team gets plenty games and a chance to learn from mistakes, which is what they need.
If we make the Connacht final and meet Mayo again, I wouldn't be surprised if it's a very different game.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1436 - 14/05/2022 13:14:06    2417001

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Replying To Marooned:  "Disastrous showing from the formerly free scoring minors tonight. Went 35 minutes without scoring against Mayo. Losing by 9 now."
I think in looking at the game
Galway were a bit naive in the way they set up
Mayo defended well and took their scores with great accuracy
I hope Galway cant be as bad again
Maybe they were found out last night

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 14/05/2022 13:55:25    2417011

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Replying To tommy k:  "Those are extreme fluctuations in results and I know minor teams can be inconsistent to say the least but still that doesn't seem to add up."
Mayo played with a blanket defence and attacked with a lot of pace. it was the first game in this competition that the Galway forwards hadn't loads of time and space to score for fun.

Galway should still reach the final and in that rematch will hardly be caught on the hop once more by such Mayo tactics.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 633 - 14/05/2022 14:02:59    2417014

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We were all over the shop last night, the black card didn't help and Mayo got a good head of steam then, but our tactics against a blanket defence was awful to watch..
Kicking ball sideways and back ways..
Our warm up was terrible beforehand as well..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 724 - 14/05/2022 14:05:33    2417015

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I imagine Glynn would be under pressure unless the minors do something this year. I don't think they've won a game of significance since he took over and this is his 3rd year now. Especially in comparison to O'Fatharta before him who had them winning Connacht's and getting to All-Ireland finals.

Marooned (Galway) - Posts: 1946 - 14/05/2022 18:20:59    2417056

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "I guess you haven't checked the odds. Galway 4/9 Roscommon 9/4.

The likes of Silke, Conroy,Heaney, Comer, Walsh have been around for years and won a few Connacht senior titles. McDaid, McHugh, Molloy, S Kelly, R Finnerty, D Conneely all part of the 2017 Connacht winning team that reached the All-Ireland all aged 25 or 26 now?

The youth would be mainly from the Connacht and All-Ireland U20 All-Ireland winning team possible starters Jack Glynn, Patrick Kelly, Tierney and If introduced Paul Kelly, McGrath, Culhane,Gill, Sweeney. One thing this group of Galway players don't lack is silverware."
Those odds may be and I have seen slight variations etc but do they represent the true picture? I mean do Ros have serious vulnerabilities that we are not aware of? The odds surely could not be based on us having home advantage given Ros have won on their last two championship trips to Salthill. Anyone who follows football league and championship will know this is nothing other than a 50/50 game.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1878 - 15/05/2022 10:20:22    2417167

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The way Derry are going about their business in Ulster so far really puts our performance in Owenbeg into perspective. Great win.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 15/05/2022 16:31:44    2417256

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Replying To ahsure.:  "The way Derry are going about their business in Ulster so far really puts our performance in Owenbeg into perspective. Great win."
It does and one of the main reasons why punters have Galway as favourites to win the Connacht final in two weeks.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 15/05/2022 16:58:38    2417262

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Replying To ahsure.:  "The way Derry are going about their business in Ulster so far really puts our performance in Owenbeg into perspective. Great win."
Sure if Derry were at the current standards when ye played them in the league ye wouldn't have scutched them 2 months ago.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6648 - 15/05/2022 17:28:20    2417273

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "It does and one of the main reasons why punters have Galway as favourites to win the Connacht final in two weeks."
Come on the tribesmen.!

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1727 - 15/05/2022 17:46:24    2417284

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Sure if Derry were at the current standards when ye played them in the league ye wouldn't have scutched them 2 months ago."
Sure if we had played as well in Castlebar as we did in Owenbeg, we'd have beaten ye by 15+. If Cillian hadn't missed handy free's (bottled it) in Croke Patk or PJ had been born in Mayo it wouldn't be waiting 71 years!!!. If, if, if,

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 534 - 15/05/2022 18:08:59    2417297

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