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Great draw for Galway, we need to be battle hardened if we are to have a shout an all Ireland title..
And that draw doesn't do Dublin any favours either.. no one really knows where they're at since their poor league performance.. they haven't been tested in championship yet by any team nor will Cork test them . So they will have walked handy to an all Ireland semifinal untested meeting a tough Kerry/Mayo side.. by all means don't get me wrong Dublin are the deserving favourites to win the all Ireland again from there performances over the last number of years… but it's anyones game yet…

Hupgalway (Galway) - Posts: 252 - 13/06/2022 15:31:40    2424718

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Replying To Hupgalway:  "Great draw for Galway, we need to be battle hardened if we are to have a shout an all Ireland title..
And that draw doesn't do Dublin any favours either.. no one really knows where they're at since their poor league performance.. they haven't been tested in championship yet by any team nor will Cork test them . So they will have walked handy to an all Ireland semifinal untested meeting a tough Kerry/Mayo side.. by all means don't get me wrong Dublin are the deserving favourites to win the all Ireland again from there performances over the last number of years… but it's anyones game yet…"
Agreed about Dublin deserving favourites and kerry deserve to be 2nd but most teams still in it have a chance. Its great that the team to lift Sam isn't a done deal already. It was severely missed. Even better that Galway still remain.

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1553 - 13/06/2022 15:36:19    2424719

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Any details on fixture?

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 13/06/2022 16:13:45    2424735

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Any details on fixture?"
Yes…
Saturday 25 June sees Dublin play Cork and Clare face Derry.

On the following day there is a double header featuring Galway v Armagh and Kerry v Mayo

Hupgalway (Galway) - Posts: 252 - 13/06/2022 16:20:19    2424740

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Replying To Hupgalway:  "Great draw for Galway, we need to be battle hardened if we are to have a shout an all Ireland title..
And that draw doesn't do Dublin any favours either.. no one really knows where they're at since their poor league performance.. they haven't been tested in championship yet by any team nor will Cork test them . So they will have walked handy to an all Ireland semifinal untested meeting a tough Kerry/Mayo side.. by all means don't get me wrong Dublin are the deserving favourites to win the all Ireland again from there performances over the last number of years… but it's anyones game yet…"
It's likely that kerry won't be have been tested coming into the semi either.
Ignore the cute Dublin hoors on here. They're at least joint favourites to win the all Ireland.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1130 - 13/06/2022 17:01:00    2424762

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Replying To anotheralias:  "I honestly dont think GAA draws are rigged at this level. The risk versus reward for the GAA doesn't stack up.
High risk to the integrity of the GAA and the integrity of individuals if exposed. Very little reward to either by rigging it . Either way there were going to be 4 interesting pairings for the QF.
No matter what draw comes out we tend to look at the conspiracy theories.
Before qualifier round 1 , everyone was saying that the draw was going to be rigged to keep the Div 1 teams apart . Then the draw was made and people were saying it was rigged so as to put the Div 1 teams against each other.
I would be very very very surprised to hear that this draw was tampered with in any way.
Now , if you want to question unfairness in any way , watch for the scheduling of the QFs. No doubt Galway and Mayo games will be the same day and this will likely be Sunday to facilitate the Dubs game on Saturday. This is to allow Dublin fans not to have to make the long journey home on Sunday night after a Sunday game , lest they miss work on Monday morning, no doubt!"
I know i called it as to what way they were going to schedule the games ( in fairness it didnt take a genius) , but can somebody tell me the logic as to why Dublin will always get the Saturday game. I know it suits the supporters and the business community to have them out on a Saturday night and give it a good lash. But other teams and supporters would like that too, not to mention the long drive back to Mayo and Kerry after a 4pm game on Sunday, be close to midnight getting home , and work on Monday morning.

anotheralias (Galway) - Posts: 397 - 13/06/2022 17:18:27    2424769

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I think it's a good draw. Not sure how good Ross and Mayo are this year so difficult to judge us. 2016 and 2018 were big let downs and we can't afford to flop or give up here. I think we'll win and it's going to depend on the players outside the Top 5 for us as they will get chances. The likes of McDaid, Tierney Patrick Kelly could be key here for us. I'd love to see Flaherty back in goal. Looking forward to it, let's hope a big Galway support travels"
Championship wise we were poor especially defensively 4-34 conceded in the last two games says it all and its not even worth thinking about what we'd concede to Kerry or Dublin if we had played them.

2016 was certainly a let down for you, losing in that manner to Tipp after a hard won Connacht championship. Do you really think 2018 was a let down/flop? Galway reached the Div 1 final and AI semi final competitive in both games for long stages and simply beaten by the best team, a stronger team than any of the current teams.

Anyway best of luck to Galway in the quarter final, much like the minor championship it will be good to see a team or two from Connacht in the last 4.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3161 - 13/06/2022 18:00:06    2424777

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Galway armagh 1.45pm
Kerry mayo 4pm

Do you think there's a chance of irish rail putting on an extra service in the morning?

galwayfball (Galway) - Posts: 1553 - 13/06/2022 18:06:01    2424779

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Bring it on……

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1410 - 13/06/2022 19:10:01    2424797

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Paddy Power Prices
Derry 1/8 Clare 11/2 Draw 14/1
Dublin 1/50 Cork 33/1 Draw 16/1
Galway Evs Armagh Evs Draw 15/2
Kerry 2/7 Mayo 10/3 Draw 9/1

Just shows even the bookies think our game is a toss up.

I would give Clare a bigger chance than that. I think they could scare Derry. Derry won't be able to play on the counter against Clare. Still think Derry will win but the game will be in the melting pit until last 10 minutes.

Mayo have a punchers chance against Kerry. They were muck against Kildare and should have been beaten out the gate. They lack a bit of football and are continuously bailed out by the likes of Mullen/Durkan and Keegan. there athleticism keeps them in games......... but on a given day and if the have O'Donoghue back they have a chance. I also have my doubts about Kerry's greatness.

Dublin v Cork all I can say is the bookies have the price right!

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1623 - 14/06/2022 08:52:48    2424852

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Whats the story with the Galway v Derry minor semi final
Still no update on what day its on or time

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 15/06/2022 11:20:00    2425109

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Replying To rhudson:  "Whats the story with the Galway v Derry minor semi final
Still no update on what day its on or time"
Updated now Galway v Derry Sat 25 Jun 1pm @ parnell park
Mayo v Kerry Sat 25 jun @ 2.45 o conner park tullamore

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 15/06/2022 13:48:23    2425159

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Paddy Power Prices
Derry 1/8 Clare 11/2 Draw 14/1
Dublin 1/50 Cork 33/1 Draw 16/1
Galway Evs Armagh Evs Draw 15/2
Kerry 2/7 Mayo 10/3 Draw 9/1

Just shows even the bookies think our game is a toss up.

I would give Clare a bigger chance than that. I think they could scare Derry. Derry won't be able to play on the counter against Clare. Still think Derry will win but the game will be in the melting pit until last 10 minutes.

Mayo have a punchers chance against Kerry. They were muck against Kildare and should have been beaten out the gate. They lack a bit of football and are continuously bailed out by the likes of Mullen/Durkan and Keegan. there athleticism keeps them in games......... but on a given day and if the have O'Donoghue back they have a chance. I also have my doubts about Kerry's greatness.

Dublin v Cork all I can say is the bookies have the price right!"
You could make a fair argument that Cork should be 50/1 or 66/1 to win that game. On paper one of the most lopsided quarter finals in a long time.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 180 - 15/06/2022 14:08:22    2425167

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Replying To rhudson:  "Updated now Galway v Derry Sat 25 Jun 1pm @ parnell park
Mayo v Kerry Sat 25 jun @ 2.45 o conner park tullamore"
Derry seniors and minors playing Saturday in Dublin not not the same venue. Mayo and Kerry not on Sunday in Croke Park with the seniors because?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2852 - 15/06/2022 15:26:36    2425183

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Derry seniors and minors playing Saturday in Dublin not not the same venue. Mayo and Kerry not on Sunday in Croke Park with the seniors because?"
For followers of the 4 counties concerned who would try and support both their senior and minor teams this only made really possible for Derry. Their fans can going by the schedule support their minors and then hit Croker for their senior game. We are totally disadvantaged in this sense unless for Galway people living in Dublin or staying for the weekend. At least a more level playing field for Kerry and Mayo (in that none of their minor transactions will have an obvious advantage on the terraces) although they could have put their minors on at 12 on Sunday.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1878 - 15/06/2022 16:51:53    2425211

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Paddy Power Prices
Derry 1/8 Clare 11/2 Draw 14/1
Dublin 1/50 Cork 33/1 Draw 16/1
Galway Evs Armagh Evs Draw 15/2
Kerry 2/7 Mayo 10/3 Draw 9/1

Just shows even the bookies think our game is a toss up.

I would give Clare a bigger chance than that. I think they could scare Derry. Derry won't be able to play on the counter against Clare. Still think Derry will win but the game will be in the melting pit until last 10 minutes.

Mayo have a punchers chance against Kerry. They were muck against Kildare and should have been beaten out the gate. They lack a bit of football and are continuously bailed out by the likes of Mullen/Durkan and Keegan. there athleticism keeps them in games......... but on a given day and if the have O'Donoghue back they have a chance. I also have my doubts about Kerry's greatness.

Dublin v Cork all I can say is the bookies have the price right!"
I didn't think Mayo were 'muck' v Kildare, and imo didn't come within as ass's roar on being 'beaten out the gate'. I thought Mayo controlled most of that second half at their ease in fact. Mayo had their usual problem, which is a lack of guile & capacity up front, in particular to cope with packed 15man defense. Mayo rarely looked like losing that game after HT imo. Did we watch the same game at all?

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2648 - 16/06/2022 12:29:15    2425353

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Well lads what do we reckon.

I'm looking forward to it and getting up to Dublin early on Sunday.

I think the team won't change much. Can't see them change the keeper at this stage if Flaherty is fit.
Possibly O'Laoi as he was one of our best in last years Connacht final, made for Croker. Would be worried about Jarly Og Burns bombing up unchecked. Match ups will be key for our back six, maybe Molloy on Campbell.

I know Comer got a knock the last day, expecting our forwards to do the business and us to get the win.
Expecting big games from the likes of Finnerty and McDaid

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 81 - 20/06/2022 11:51:37    2426333

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Replying To smallfrank:  "Well lads what do we reckon.

I'm looking forward to it and getting up to Dublin early on Sunday.

I think the team won't change much. Can't see them change the keeper at this stage if Flaherty is fit.
Possibly O'Laoi as he was one of our best in last years Connacht final, made for Croker. Would be worried about Jarly Og Burns bombing up unchecked. Match ups will be key for our back six, maybe Molloy on Campbell.

I know Comer got a knock the last day, expecting our forwards to do the business and us to get the win.
Expecting big games from the likes of Finnerty and McDaid"
Really hard to call. Think Armagh might slightly underestimate us although McGeeney is a good manager with a huge knowledge of the game. One thing I am concerned with is the rather pedestrian pace at times in the Connacht final. Noteworthy this was picked up by a contributor to Armagh's own forum which is I think called Orchard County Chat or Orchard fans forum. Hoping we have enough to get across the line.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1878 - 20/06/2022 13:41:58    2426374

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We need to put overbearing pressure on Rafferty's kick outs and also not allow him any scope to carry out. The midfield battle with Crealey and Sheridan will have a huge bearing. That'll be some battle. Can we please sort out having someone in front of our fielders to take the batted down break? It happens repeatedly that Conroy and others attempted catches get smashed forward through the hands. That broken ball has to be gone to war for. Our aggression and tempo for that breaking ball has to go to another gear again. O'Neil, Campbell, Grugan and Nugent will be a huge test for our backs but I'm hoping we'll see powerful games from Sean Kelly, Liam Silke, John Daly, Kieran Molloy for those four (not in order!) plus McHugh and Glynn. This'll need an ace tactical set up at the back from Cian O'Neill and Divo. Jarly Og is a big running threat we'll have to nullify from our half forward line, that match up is key. Can't wait for Croker. Big gang of us heading. The craic shall be had. Up Galway!

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 669 - 21/06/2022 09:54:53    2426502

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Replying To togoutlads:  "We need to put overbearing pressure on Rafferty's kick outs and also not allow him any scope to carry out. The midfield battle with Crealey and Sheridan will have a huge bearing. That'll be some battle. Can we please sort out having someone in front of our fielders to take the batted down break? It happens repeatedly that Conroy and others attempted catches get smashed forward through the hands. That broken ball has to be gone to war for. Our aggression and tempo for that breaking ball has to go to another gear again. O'Neil, Campbell, Grugan and Nugent will be a huge test for our backs but I'm hoping we'll see powerful games from Sean Kelly, Liam Silke, John Daly, Kieran Molloy for those four (not in order!) plus McHugh and Glynn. This'll need an ace tactical set up at the back from Cian O'Neill and Divo. Jarly Og is a big running threat we'll have to nullify from our half forward line, that match up is key. Can't wait for Croker. Big gang of us heading. The craic shall be had. Up Galway!"
You have covered one of our major failings well there for sure
If you dont win the breaking ball youre gonna be in trouble
While a lot of talk has been about Rian O Neill Soupy Cambell is the man to watch
Hes the playmaker creator on this team roams the field can also kick a good score too
He needs to be closed down he seemed to have lot of space v donegal

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1433 - 21/06/2022 10:39:28    2426525

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