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Replying To Rossie2020:  "Hahah your best moment since 94 was being hammered in a div 4 final, wouldn't ye only dream about winning Connachts, playing in AI qfs and regularly playing div 1 football…"
Didn't take long for the point to be proven... modest as ever...

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 279 - 14/01/2022 15:42:34    2394910

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Replying To Rossie2020:  "Hahah your best moment since 94 was being hammered in a div 4 final, wouldn't ye only dream about winning Connachts, playing in AI qfs and regularly playing div 1 football…"
But sure who would want to win anything when you can have a good bank balance and a place for all the serial losers to train. Reading the comments our Leitrim friends seem dam happy been the worst side in the country but once finances are good who cares about winning.

sourmilk93 (Roscommon) - Posts: 797 - 14/01/2022 15:54:17    2394915

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What's the point of having the dome at half capacity if all the supporters are pooled one side of the stand?

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 14/01/2022 18:34:33    2394931

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Galway lucky not to find themselves 6+ points behind at half time.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 470 - 14/01/2022 18:35:03    2394932

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TG4 livestreaming. Showing deferred coverage tonight. Just into last quarter. Galway 1-14 Roscommon 0-12.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6311 - 14/01/2022 19:08:39    2394935

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Replying To ahsure.:  "What's the point of having the dome at half capacity if all the supporters are pooled one side of the stand?"
Was wondering the same. Surely they should be distanced more? Maybe it looks good for the telly! Or easier to keep an eye on people adhering to COVID guidelines. Probably none of those reasons though!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6311 - 14/01/2022 19:15:15    2394938

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Replying To Yondu:  "Galway lucky not to find themselves 6+ points behind at half time."
Galway finished the half well and were much better in the 2nd half. Conroy and Finnerty kicked some lovely scores, as did Sweeney when he came in.
A bad mistake from Canney, I think it was, to gift Roscommon the goal, but apart from that the backline did quite well in the 2nd half.
Patrick Kelly put in a big shift. He might be an option around the middle yet.
Straight into the league now, where the intensity will increase.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1233 - 14/01/2022 19:38:23    2394940

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Galway much improved 2nd half better bench and work done over the winter clearly showed.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 470 - 14/01/2022 19:38:58    2394941

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I paid 25euro for a months pass on the connacht gaa website and now it wants 10 euro more off me to watch the intermediate game tomorrow. Disgraceful carry on

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 595 - 14/01/2022 20:13:11    2394950

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Replying To sourmilk93:  "But sure who would want to win anything when you can have a good bank balance and a place for all the serial losers to train. Reading the comments our Leitrim friends seem dam happy been the worst side in the country but once finances are good who cares about winning."
We will worry about ourselves and what we win or lose thanks very much. Another loss this evening I see. The irony.

Square_B (Leitrim) - Posts: 279 - 14/01/2022 20:35:47    2394959

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Galway should've won that a lot easier, all those missed goal chances could come back to haunt them if they continue. With the panic the runs from deep was creating, a more composed experienced team like Dublin would've scored 6. Still they will be happy enough. Some of the kids they brought on such as Sweeney and Gill had a very good second half. Strange decision to start with McDaid on Cox who was showing very well, but Silke got to grips with him eventually.

Galway clearly have a lot more depth in the panel than Roscommon, they always seem to beat them handily enough in league games and FBD. To be expected I suppose

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 134 - 14/01/2022 21:02:46    2394963

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Looked at the deferred coverage on tg4 …. The Dome looks very impressive… I have one picky point of complaint though… It might be me but I found it quite difficult to clearly see the goal posts up against the complete white background…! What do others think…. It would be easily rectified

ForeverBlue2 (Cavan) - Posts: 327 - 14/01/2022 21:27:26    2394968

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Replying To WanPintWin:  "Galway finished the half well and were much better in the 2nd half. Conroy and Finnerty kicked some lovely scores, as did Sweeney when he came in.
A bad mistake from Canney, I think it was, to gift Roscommon the goal, but apart from that the backline did quite well in the 2nd half.
Patrick Kelly put in a big shift. He might be an option around the middle yet.
Straight into the league now, where the intensity will increase."
I was very impressed with Patrick Kelly, never seems to waste possession and deceptively strong on the ball.

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 25 - 14/01/2022 21:48:41    2394972

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Looked at the deferred coverage on tg4 …. The Dome looks very impressive… I have one picky point of complaint though… It might be me but I found it quite difficult to clearly see the goal posts up against the complete white background…! What do others think…. It would be easily rectified"
agree!

Monaghan Exile (Monaghan) - Posts: 417 - 15/01/2022 10:30:22    2394983

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Replying To ForeverBlue2:  "Looked at the deferred coverage on tg4 …. The Dome looks very impressive… I have one picky point of complaint though… It might be me but I found it quite difficult to clearly see the goal posts up against the complete white background…! What do others think…. It would be easily rectified"
Yellow football needed, used extensively indoors in school halls for years. Easier to see for players, ref, TV cameras & fans.

moc.dna (Galway) - Posts: 1117 - 15/01/2022 10:59:40    2394992

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Replying To PressureKick:  "Galway should've won that a lot easier, all those missed goal chances could come back to haunt them if they continue. With the panic the runs from deep was creating, a more composed experienced team like Dublin would've scored 6. Still they will be happy enough. Some of the kids they brought on such as Sweeney and Gill had a very good second half. Strange decision to start with McDaid on Cox who was showing very well, but Silke got to grips with him eventually.

Galway clearly have a lot more depth in the panel than Roscommon, they always seem to beat them handily enough in league games and FBD. To be expected I suppose"
I'm not so sure I agree with your post. Roscommon should have been home and hosed in the first half. Galway goal was very soft from a Ros point of view. Also Ros missed numerous chances that you would normally expect them to convert. Galway much the better team in the second half for sure and I think the 2 point margin was about right. But considering Ros had a much more inexperienced and younger set of players out compared to Galway I think a 2 point victory for Galway will be worrying for Joyce. Galway looked far more up for this game and the physicality they brought to the game looked more like a team desperate for silverware. Joyce feeling the pressure already perhaps? Anyway I think it was a great run out for both teams. Was a pleasure to watch all the FBD league games and the end to end nature of each match was a joy for this time of year. I feel however its not the best of preparations for Connacht teams going into a league campaign whereby some of their games played have been in summer conditions. Hoping for an excellent league campaign for all Connacht teams

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 23 - 15/01/2022 11:32:48    2394999

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Replying To ComainRos:  "I'm not so sure I agree with your post. Roscommon should have been home and hosed in the first half. Galway goal was very soft from a Ros point of view. Also Ros missed numerous chances that you would normally expect them to convert. Galway much the better team in the second half for sure and I think the 2 point margin was about right. But considering Ros had a much more inexperienced and younger set of players out compared to Galway I think a 2 point victory for Galway will be worrying for Joyce. Galway looked far more up for this game and the physicality they brought to the game looked more like a team desperate for silverware. Joyce feeling the pressure already perhaps? Anyway I think it was a great run out for both teams. Was a pleasure to watch all the FBD league games and the end to end nature of each match was a joy for this time of year. I feel however its not the best of preparations for Connacht teams going into a league campaign whereby some of their games played have been in summer conditions. Hoping for an excellent league campaign for all Connacht teams"
While I agree that Roscommon were the better team in the first half, it was Galway who really should've gone in ahead despite this. Two easy goal chances missed, one crashing back off the crossbar and the other a simple handpass misplaced. Roscommon had zero goal chances, indeed they took the only one they did create in the second half.

It's a bit strange to put a loss down to "the other team looked more hungry for silverware". Roscommon teams aren't renowned for winning silverware and have got plenty up for FBD leagues in recent years. Anyone who knows anything about Anthony Cunningham, and we're all very aware of him, knows how much stock he puts in winter training.

Joyce started with a muchnmore inexperienced team than vs Mayo and left arguably his best player who played last week off the panel altogether, and took off his captain and best back while the game was close. Hardly the sign of a manager desperate to win. The inexperienced point goes back to my original point about depth. There can only be so many people on a panel, and of those 39 the most inexperienced of them were on the pitch last night, such as McWalter, Gallagher, Gill, Flaherty, Fitzgerald, Patrick Kelly. All year 1 guys with teenagers like Culhane and Sweeney also brought on. If he went any more inexperienced than that he'd be dragging lads off the street. If the Roscommon team seemed so much more inexperienced than the outer reaches of the Galway panel than maybe that lends itself to one having much more depth than the other

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 134 - 15/01/2022 12:58:23    2395016

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Replying To Square_B:  "We will worry about ourselves and what we win or lose thanks very much. Another loss this evening I see. The irony."
Ye boys are very loud with nothing to back it up . We've won plenty of Connacht titles in the last decade when ye boys are making the hay and in the bog . Anyway no vitriol here . The very best of luck in division four and here's hoping ye can make progress . Not easy there with Cavan and the likes .

moros (Roscommon) - Posts: 1036 - 15/01/2022 14:26:34    2395034

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Good scoring in the FBD final last night,, was that due to the game being on in the dome or was it just an open game.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 13949 - 15/01/2022 14:39:31    2395037

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Replying To PressureKick:  "While I agree that Roscommon were the better team in the first half, it was Galway who really should've gone in ahead despite this. Two easy goal chances missed, one crashing back off the crossbar and the other a simple handpass misplaced. Roscommon had zero goal chances, indeed they took the only one they did create in the second half.

It's a bit strange to put a loss down to "the other team looked more hungry for silverware". Roscommon teams aren't renowned for winning silverware and have got plenty up for FBD leagues in recent years. Anyone who knows anything about Anthony Cunningham, and we're all very aware of him, knows how much stock he puts in winter training.

Joyce started with a muchnmore inexperienced team than vs Mayo and left arguably his best player who played last week off the panel altogether, and took off his captain and best back while the game was close. Hardly the sign of a manager desperate to win. The inexperienced point goes back to my original point about depth. There can only be so many people on a panel, and of those 39 the most inexperienced of them were on the pitch last night, such as McWalter, Gallagher, Gill, Flaherty, Fitzgerald, Patrick Kelly. All year 1 guys with teenagers like Culhane and Sweeney also brought on. If he went any more inexperienced than that he'd be dragging lads off the street. If the Roscommon team seemed so much more inexperienced than the outer reaches of the Galway panel than maybe that lends itself to one having much more depth than the other"
You do realise it's 4-3 on FBD titles won in the last 7 FBD finals and Connacht championship titles two each won in the last 6 years.

Galway last night featured 12 of the team that started the Connacht championship meeting between the two last July of the three missing two of them will not be playing for Galway this year. So Galway had the more experienced team out, Roscommon blooding a lot of new players or extended panelists.

It was a game of two halves Roscommon the better team 1st half should have led by more, Galway goal came totally against the run of play and from Roscommon poorly losing possession and getting caught out on the break. Galway the better team 2nd half. In the end a 2 or 3 point margin a true reflection of the match and Galway certainly looked like the side that had more strength and conditioning work done over the winter. Lessons learnt perhaps from the trimming they got in the league opener last year?

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2610 - 15/01/2022 16:50:30    2395065

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