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Galway vs Wexford (hurling)

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I can't wait till this clash. Going to be a great match. But going for a Galway win here.
Galway 2+

oakleafersir (Derry) - 18/06/2017 16:05:31    2001179

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50/50 game. Galway always hard to judge. We have nothing to fear. I think if we reach top gear we're fully capable of winning it.

Doylerwex (Wexford) - 18/06/2017 16:39:29    2001202

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70/30 game in Galways favour. I can't see the Wexford fullback line being good enough. Could be 10 points between them. That wouldn't be a fair reflection on where Wexford are or where they have come from but in my opinion they will struggle against Galway.

bloodyban (Limerick) - 18/06/2017 18:58:27    2001292

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was reasonably confident of a win but losing conor Mcdonald is a huge loss.
33 points is fair scoring by galway today.

perfect10 (Wexford) - 18/06/2017 19:41:09    2001329

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Replying To perfect10:  "was reasonably confident of a win but losing conor Mcdonald is a huge loss.
33 points is fair scoring by galway today."
What happened conor MacDonald is he out of the Leinster final.

bud14 (Galway) - 18/06/2017 20:22:46    2001358

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i heard he did cruciate....but i haven't been able to confirm.....reliable source generally however :(

perfect10 (Wexford) - 18/06/2017 21:06:08    2001392

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Its a 50/50 match. This is a serious Wexford team with huge momentum. I heard McDonald turned his ankle and should make the final. If not, they'll still be a serious threat. They beat KK comfortably and McDonald was a peripheral figure on the night. Here's hoping for a great game and Galway win. Gaillimh Abu!

gaillimh73 (Galway) - 18/06/2017 22:24:39    2001454

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When is this match on?

galwayford (Galway) - 18/06/2017 22:54:47    2001471

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Wexford like to keep it tight could see new tactics by Davy in the wide open spaces.
Galway forwards will thrive on those spaces will be an interesting match I expect it to high scoring but can only see a Galway win by 8 or 9 points.

WildPundit (Tipperary) - 18/06/2017 23:41:39    2001506

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Despite Galway scoring over 30 points today, a number of things caught my eye.
Offaly won a lot of high ball in the forwards and were in for a number of goal chances at least three to four, albeit they hadn't the skill or know how to take them. Could see a better team exploiting this. If Conor Whelan continues his form and almost self sufficiency are making his own scores he could swing the match for Galway. Hard to think he is only 20 years old.

grellans89 (Galway) - 18/06/2017 23:43:17    2001508

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I really hope Galway don't trample Wexford in this one. Galway could dish out some retribution for the spring defeat in Salthill.

The Galway posters can pour all the cold water they want on their chances but the fact is they have had three big wins in a row and playing at a higher level to everyone else at the minute.

That said Cork and Wexford are the closest to them in performance levels. I hope Davy gets his tactics right for this one. It would be a shame to see Galway beat then by a big margin.

I was wrong about Wexford Vs Kilkenny but unfortunately I can't see Galway losing this one.

Killarney.87 (Tipperary) - 19/06/2017 00:54:22    2001539

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Replying To Doylerwex:  "50/50 game. Galway always hard to judge. We have nothing to fear. I think if we reach top gear we're fully capable of winning it."
Since 2012 how have Galway been hard to judge?

The_DOC (Galway) - 19/06/2017 08:30:11    2001568

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Really looking forward to this one. There seems to be a bit of a ruthless streak in Galway this year and then you have Lee Chin, a wonderful hurler leading Davy's new look team. Jack Guiney looking more of a team player. There will be a lot of big battles. As mentioned, the full back position might be a small problem for Wexford and if Joe Canning pays a visit to full forward there could be goals there but Davy will surely have an idea on how to stop him.

At this moment I'd say Galway just about but Wexford's energy and teamwork could stop Galway's freescoring ability. Good luck to both teams it will be refreshing to see one of these as Leinster champions.

slayer (Limerick) - 19/06/2017 09:23:27    2001601

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I think it will be a tight game game like the one in Salthill but Galways experience should see them over the line. Hopefully there is a change of jerseys, I was in Salthill and it was extremely hard to tell the difference between the 2 sets of jerseys.

EDoz (Longford) - 19/06/2017 13:34:24    2001816

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they bloody well better,salthill was a joke.

perfect10 (Wexford) - 19/06/2017 14:04:45    2001846

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Biggest game of the year to date. I've a feeling Wexford's style won't suit Galway. Galway thrive on space (most teams do in fairness!) but Wexford will completely swamp the area around Canning which could be a huge factor. I'd expect the likes of Whelan to be a marked man also.

Galway have more experience in Croke Park though which could be a factor. I'll keep my money in my pocket for this one. Too close to call!

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 19/06/2017 15:06:47    2001900

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Galway have been consistently improving the last few years. This thing of what Galway turn up is a myth at this stage. They very much have a settled looking team now. There are a few areas yet I'm not 100% convinced with. One of which is I feel they could add a greater goal scoring threat. Every team that has won the All Ireland this decade has won it by going for goals even when a handy point is on. Galway have the forwards to do it but a bit like Cork I think they could be a bit more ruthless in more of their games. Having said that they are clear favourites at this stage but sport is funny. It's only a few months ago that everyone was saying there wasn't a hope of Tipp being beaten this year and maybe for a few years. Whatever happens, its great to see a bit of excitement back in the hurling championship. (unfortunately this won't continue next year with the shambles that they are bringing in)

tiobraid (Tipperary) - 19/06/2017 15:16:28    2001904

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Replying To tiobraid:  "Galway have been consistently improving the last few years. This thing of what Galway turn up is a myth at this stage. They very much have a settled looking team now. There are a few areas yet I'm not 100% convinced with. One of which is I feel they could add a greater goal scoring threat. Every team that has won the All Ireland this decade has won it by going for goals even when a handy point is on. Galway have the forwards to do it but a bit like Cork I think they could be a bit more ruthless in more of their games. Having said that they are clear favourites at this stage but sport is funny. It's only a few months ago that everyone was saying there wasn't a hope of Tipp being beaten this year and maybe for a few years. Whatever happens, its great to see a bit of excitement back in the hurling championship. (unfortunately this won't continue next year with the shambles that they are bringing in)"
"This thing of what Galway turn up is a myth at this stage"

I really couldn't agree more - I'm not sure if its just stereotyping (and in fairness up to 2011 Galway did prove the stereotype) but since 2012 onward I really think this aul line of 'What Galway will turn up' is just very very lazy journalism - I'd have little time for anyone suggesting this Galway team is inconsistent.

I also agree with your points re space given to Canning and Whelan. there will be timber worn across Canning but I actually think Whelan will thrive on a sticky marker, he just loves putting it up to the defender - ya have to love it!

The_DOC (Galway) - 19/06/2017 15:46:02    2001924

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I can't wait for this match already. I hope we can at least give Galway a good game! All the pressure is on Galway, we are already in bonus territory having being promoted from 1B and beaten Kilkenny twice while blooding a new team.
McDonald is a huge loss for us, Shaun Murphy is also doubtful. 2 of our best players.
Funnily, I think all the focus on Galway, Wexford, Cork, etc - Tipp and Kilkenny are waiting in the wings and I think Tipp are still the dark horses for a back-door route to lifting Liam McCarthy in September.

Pinkie (Wexford) - 19/06/2017 15:50:03    2001928

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Teams to wear their alternative jerseys. Galway - white and wexford - gold. Both wearing light coloured Jerseys. IMO it would be better if only one team wore their alternative.

liam500 (Wicklow) - 19/06/2017 16:34:50    2001954

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