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Standard of D1 seems to have been terrible this year. Tyrone and Monaghan beaten by an extremely average Derry team. Donegal struggled against a D4 team. Kildare made hard work of a poor westmeath team. Galway were full vakue for beating D1 finalist Mayo. Kerry took a while put a shambolic Cork side away

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 953 - 15/05/2022 19:32:16    2417363

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Replying To GDL:  "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,"
Correct.

We played better in Owenbeg than Castlebar in my opinion.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 15/05/2022 19:45:50    2417368

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Replying To GDL:  "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,"
Ye did play as well in Castlebar....

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6648 - 15/05/2022 20:21:15    2417391

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Standard of D1 seems to have been terrible this year. Tyrone and Monaghan beaten by an extremely average Derry team. Donegal struggled against a D4 team. Kildare made hard work of a poor westmeath team. Galway were full vakue for beating D1 finalist Mayo. Kerry took a while put a shambolic Cork side away"
Bar Kerry most Division 1 teams looked to be minding themselves a bit because championship was so close afterwards. Could have been a lot of overthinking there maybe. Divisions 2 and 3 were way more competitive, games counting for promotion to Division 1, relegation to 4 or trying to avoid the Tailteann Cup. Being tested in competitive league games has stood to those teams, Limerick another example.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6648 - 16/05/2022 08:05:08    2417462

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Standard of D1 seems to have been terrible this year. Tyrone and Monaghan beaten by an extremely average Derry team. Donegal struggled against a D4 team. Kildare made hard work of a poor westmeath team. Galway were full vakue for beating D1 finalist Mayo. Kerry took a while put a shambolic Cork side away"
Are Derry 'extremely average'? I looked at that match yesterday, and thought they were kinda good.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2648 - 16/05/2022 10:51:40    2417565

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Theres a good chance we could meet Derry again
Rory Gallagher is some operator
Derry are flying it and are on a roll

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 16/05/2022 11:12:23    2417583

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Tickets go on sale later today for Connacht final. Time to finally get the Galway support out. These lads deserve it.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 16/05/2022 11:45:50    2417612

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Are Derry 'extremely average'? I looked at that match yesterday, and thought they were kinda good."
Galway hammered them in the league and we would have done the same only for the ref. we were 6 or 7 up and ref lost the plot.
From what i seen earlier in the league i believe they are yes, I think they will be found out yet in a big way. Only my opinion though

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 953 - 16/05/2022 11:57:35    2417617

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Replying To rhudson:  "Theres a good chance we could meet Derry again
Rory Gallagher is some operator
Derry are flying it and are on a roll"
Derry are decent.

People talk a lot of rubbish about gaps between teams. In my view Dublin & Kerry are a level above the next batch but the next 9 (6 D1 teams plus Rossies, Galway & Derry) can all beat each other on a given day. Yes some are ahead of others but on the day if they are not right they will lose.

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 16/05/2022 12:09:22    2417626

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Replying To endgame:  "Come on the tribesmen.!"
As much as I would like to concur its Roscommon's to lose at this stage and I cannot see beyond the Rossies for Connacht!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2735 - 16/05/2022 12:45:37    2417652

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Galway hammered them in the league and we would have done the same only for the ref. we were 6 or 7 up and ref lost the plot.
From what i seen earlier in the league i believe they are yes, I think they will be found out yet in a big way. Only my opinion though"
You'll have to do better than that 'in the league' one. Didn't Waterford hammer Cork 'in the league' some weeks back, in the final of it no less. Then yesterday happened, and now their championship hopes 2022 are on life support. Didn't Ros bate Kerry in Kerry some short few seasons back 'in the league'!!

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2648 - 16/05/2022 12:51:58    2417655

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "You'll have to do better than that 'in the league' one. Didn't Waterford hammer Cork 'in the league' some weeks back, in the final of it no less. Then yesterday happened, and now their championship hopes 2022 are on life support. Didn't Ros bate Kerry in Kerry some short few seasons back 'in the league'!!"
As i said its only my opinion you obviously disagree. Time will tell.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 953 - 16/05/2022 13:50:21    2417706

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Are Derry 'extremely average'? I looked at that match yesterday, and thought they were kinda good."
No obviously not. The intensity, energy has brought about two fine wins. Donegal has got a good look at them now though.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2853 - 16/05/2022 14:28:59    2417735

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Replying To rhudson:  "Theres a good chance we could meet Derry again
Rory Gallagher is some operator
Derry are flying it and are on a roll"
Former player Eddie hoare reckons this year is a repeat of 1998. Back then Played Mayo away in the first round, Leitrim and Roscommon next and Derry in the All-Ireland semi final. I doubt Kildare will reach the All-Ireland final though

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 633 - 16/05/2022 14:55:01    2417762

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "Galway hammered them in the league and we would have done the same only for the ref. we were 6 or 7 up and ref lost the plot.
From what i seen earlier in the league i believe they are yes, I think they will be found out yet in a big way. Only my opinion though"
Rossies blaming a ref... for a county that's won nothing since 1944 ye really do put yourselves on a pedastel..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 724 - 16/05/2022 15:26:20    2417788

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Replying To Yondu:  "Former player Eddie hoare reckons this year is a repeat of 1998. Back then Played Mayo away in the first round, Leitrim and Roscommon next and Derry in the All-Ireland semi final. I doubt Kildare will reach the All-Ireland final though"
Shane McQuigan was not playing for Derry when Galway beat them in the league so he is worth a good few points on any given day.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 2735 - 16/05/2022 15:45:36    2417802

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Replying To Belclare:  "Rossies blaming a ref... for a county that's won nothing since 1944 ye really do put yourselves on a pedastel.."
Roscommon have only half the population that Mayo have and they have only a quarter of the population that Galway have, yet they have won 2 of the last 5 Connacht titles. They are not bothered about History. They have as much right to put themselves on a pedestal in Connacht as Mayo or Galway.

Mfs (Mayo) - Posts: 240 - 16/05/2022 17:48:04    2417883

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Replying To Belclare:  "Rossies blaming a ref... for a county that's won nothing since 1944 ye really do put yourselves on a pedastel.."
The mask eventually slips with you who has been on Roscommon thread trying to put us on pedastel as favourites for this upcoming final and pretending that you don't understand match odds and how bookmaking market work.

In summary Galway the favourites against a side that has won nothing since 1944. Should we bother turning up at all?

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3161 - 16/05/2022 17:57:40    2417887

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Replying To tommy k:  "Shane McQuigan was not playing for Derry when Galway beat them in the league so he is worth a good few points on any given day."
How many would Shane Walsh be worth?

SamandLiamSoon (Galway) - Posts: 533 - 16/05/2022 21:17:45    2417937

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Replying To Mfs:  "Roscommon have only half the population that Mayo have and they have only a quarter of the population that Galway have, yet they have won 2 of the last 5 Connacht titles. They are not bothered about History. They have as much right to put themselves on a pedestal in Connacht as Mayo or Galway."
Mayo lads using population is hillarious, ye'd know ye have no competition for football.

1st off you can eliminate 35-50% of Galway clubs because their all hurling.

Then look at the populations hubs (Galway / Tuam / Ballinasloe / Loughrea and Oranmore) - your massivley competing with soccer and rugby in towns.

Its a very poor way to look at overall football dominance in terms of population alone - yes it helps but its only one factor

The_DOC (Galway) - Posts: 653 - 17/05/2022 09:11:02    2417975

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