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Galway bay fm have the fixtures up tonight for next year.
Monaghan (H)
Kerry (A)
Donegal (A)
Tyrone (H)
Meath (A)
Mayo (H)
Dublin (H)

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 24/09/2019 21:19:33    2238907

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Fixture dates are out for NFL
Sat/Sun January 25/26
Sat/Sun February 1/2
Sat/Sun February 8/9
Sat/Sun February 22/23
Sat/Sun Feb 29/March 1
Sat/Sun March 14/25
Sun March 22

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 01/10/2019 17:41:31    2240722

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Confirmed Football NFL fixtures
Round One - Sunday 26th January 2020
Galway v Monaghan at Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm
Round Two - Saturday 1st February
Kerry v Galway at Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 7pm
Round Three - Sunday 9th February
Donegal v Galway, Letterkenny, 2pm
Round Four - Sunday 23rd February
Galway v Tyrone at Tuam Stadium, 2pm
Round Five - Sunday March 1st
Meath v Galway at Pairc Tailteann, 2.30pm
Round Six - Sunday 15th March
Galway v Mayo at Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Round Seven - Sunday 22nd March
Galway v Dublin at Pearse Stadium, 2pm

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 26/11/2019 16:34:41    2251588

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Confirmed National Hurling fixtures for 2020
Round One - Sunday 26th January
Galway v Westmeath at Pearse Stadium, 12.30
Round Two - Sunday 2nd February
Limerick v Galway at The Gaelic Grounds, 2.30pm
Round Three - Sunday 16th February
Galway v Tipperary at Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Round Four - Sunday 23rd February
Waterford v Galway at Walsh Park, 2pm
Round Five - Sunday 1st March
Galway v Cork at Pearse Stadium, 2pm

EDH (Galway) - Posts: 357 - 26/11/2019 17:51:43    2251611

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Replying To EDH:  "Confirmed Football NFL fixtures
Round One - Sunday 26th January 2020
Galway v Monaghan at Pearse Stadium, 2.30pm
Round Two - Saturday 1st February
Kerry v Galway at Austin Stack Park, Tralee, 7pm
Round Three - Sunday 9th February
Donegal v Galway, Letterkenny, 2pm
Round Four - Sunday 23rd February
Galway v Tyrone at Tuam Stadium, 2pm
Round Five - Sunday March 1st
Meath v Galway at Pairc Tailteann, 2.30pm
Round Six - Sunday 15th March
Galway v Mayo at Pearse Stadium, 2pm
Round Seven - Sunday 22nd March
Galway v Dublin at Pearse Stadium, 2pm"
A bonus not to get Kerry in Killarney and Donegal in Ballybofey. Could be a 2nd or 3rd string Dublin team that plays Galway in Salthill.

Yondu (UK) - Posts: 343 - 27/11/2019 17:35:22    2251836

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Replying To Yondu:  "A bonus not to get Kerry in Killarney and Donegal in Ballybofey. Could be a 2nd or 3rd string Dublin team that plays Galway in Salthill."
Monaghan in Pearse Stadium looks the easiest game, Kerry in Tralee on the Saturday night is difficult but means the hurling in Limerick on the Sunday is an option. It is a pity there are no lights in Tuam or Salthill for night games.
Ballybofey or Ballyshannon would have made Donegal an easier spin. Letterkenny is a long journey and is poor for parking and access although the stand is decent and Donegal's record is shocking there so Galway are in with a chance of two points.
Was surprised the Mayo game is not in Tuam, they must have hopes for a crowd in excess of 10k. That is 50/50, Tyrone in Tuam is tough, Meath game away is difficult with a poor recent record at Navan. Finally Dublin at home. We need to 6 points by then to be safe. It could be a dufficult campaign.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 449 - 27/11/2019 17:58:53    2251845

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Replying To GDL:  "Monaghan in Pearse Stadium looks the easiest game, Kerry in Tralee on the Saturday night is difficult but means the hurling in Limerick on the Sunday is an option. It is a pity there are no lights in Tuam or Salthill for night games.
Ballybofey or Ballyshannon would have made Donegal an easier spin. Letterkenny is a long journey and is poor for parking and access although the stand is decent and Donegal's record is shocking there so Galway are in with a chance of two points.
Was surprised the Mayo game is not in Tuam, they must have hopes for a crowd in excess of 10k. That is 50/50, Tyrone in Tuam is tough, Meath game away is difficult with a poor recent record at Navan. Finally Dublin at home. We need to 6 points by then to be safe. It could be a dufficult campaign."
Div 2 awaits.

crafty (Galway) - Posts: 183 - 27/11/2019 20:17:34    2251863

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Replying To GDL:  "Monaghan in Pearse Stadium looks the easiest game, Kerry in Tralee on the Saturday night is difficult but means the hurling in Limerick on the Sunday is an option. It is a pity there are no lights in Tuam or Salthill for night games.
Ballybofey or Ballyshannon would have made Donegal an easier spin. Letterkenny is a long journey and is poor for parking and access although the stand is decent and Donegal's record is shocking there so Galway are in with a chance of two points.
Was surprised the Mayo game is not in Tuam, they must have hopes for a crowd in excess of 10k. That is 50/50, Tyrone in Tuam is tough, Meath game away is difficult with a poor recent record at Navan. Finally Dublin at home. We need to 6 points by then to be safe. It could be a dufficult campaign."
You can never discount the sense of purpose and drive a new management set-up will generate. Players will want to impress early, and put down markers for starting positions.

The key is to ensure you have something left in reserve for championship. I think we will get to league final..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 393 - 27/11/2019 23:45:05    2251887

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Monaghan (H) - Galway Win
Kerry (A) - Kerry Win
Donegal (A) - Draw
Tyrone (H) - Galway Win
Meath (A) - Galway Win
Mayo (H) - Draw
Dublin (H) - Dublin Win

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 311 - 28/11/2019 10:07:39    2251910

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Replying To Really:  "You can never discount the sense of purpose and drive a new management set-up will generate. Players will want to impress early, and put down markers for starting positions.

The key is to ensure you have something left in reserve for championship. I think we will get to league final.."
Really Really???? At the risk of sounding pessimistic none of our league games are in anyway predictable in our favour and at the rate established players are either being asked to commit, re trial or get off the merry-go-round then we'll have an uphill battle in every game. PJ has already asked some tough questions and made some rethink their position, I'm just not sure the incoming squad have the wherewithal to stay in Div 1, let's hope I'm wrong. There's a growing school of thought out there that this Galway Squad will go backwards before it goes forward, time will tell.

dontlookback (Galway) - Posts: 241 - 28/11/2019 10:10:39    2251915

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Replying To GDL:  "Monaghan in Pearse Stadium looks the easiest game, Kerry in Tralee on the Saturday night is difficult but means the hurling in Limerick on the Sunday is an option. It is a pity there are no lights in Tuam or Salthill for night games.
Ballybofey or Ballyshannon would have made Donegal an easier spin. Letterkenny is a long journey and is poor for parking and access although the stand is decent and Donegal's record is shocking there so Galway are in with a chance of two points.
Was surprised the Mayo game is not in Tuam, they must have hopes for a crowd in excess of 10k. That is 50/50, Tyrone in Tuam is tough, Meath game away is difficult with a poor recent record at Navan. Finally Dublin at home. We need to 6 points by then to be safe. It could be a dufficult campaign."
You can never discount the sense of purpose and drive a new management set-up will generate. Players will want to impress early, and put down markers for starting positions.

The key is to ensure you have something left in reserve for championship. I think we will get to league final..

Really (Galway) - Posts: 393 - 28/11/2019 18:33:50    2252013

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Replying To dontlookback:  "Really Really???? At the risk of sounding pessimistic none of our league games are in anyway predictable in our favour and at the rate established players are either being asked to commit, re trial or get off the merry-go-round then we'll have an uphill battle in every game. PJ has already asked some tough questions and made some rethink their position, I'm just not sure the incoming squad have the wherewithal to stay in Div 1, let's hope I'm wrong. There's a growing school of thought out there that this Galway Squad will go backwards before it goes forward, time will tell."
u could be right but do u think Monaghan, Donegal, Meath, Mayo or even Tyrone are looking at the fixture list thinking they are guaranteed to stay up. There are a number of teams that on a given day can beat each other. To be honest I would include Kerry in that even though historically they always do enough. Dublin are on a pedestal but the rest are there to be beaten (as are we). thats just the nature of Div 1.

I would rate Monaghan and Meath as the weakest but if they are training early and a head of others in their prep they could pick up early points. We have seen that in previous seasons.

Last year league form was crazy. Teams looking class one week and useless the next.

for us I think it is important to be competitive, develop our style & system while integrating new players. A positive start would help (reading my comments back they probably apply to every team!!)

Mayonman (Galway) - Posts: 1301 - 29/11/2019 12:43:27    2252086

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The home games will be absolutely crucial for Galway in 2020. Hopefully we have forward thinking management who are forward planning for the introduction of the new rules. It is an opportunity for Galway, a traditional kicking county, to lead the way and be quickest out of the blocks to implement the new playing style.

Judgejules1 (Galway) - Posts: 9 - 03/12/2019 21:08:59    2253032

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We have far less to be concerned about for the league than the likes of Meath, Monaghan and Mayo. The strength in depth in Galway is very high, as shown by consistent good underage teams. The team had 10-12 big injuries right throughout the league last year and were still half an hour away from a league final.

There is big problems with the first team, such as goalie and defence that will stop an All Ireland charge. But Galway could put out 2 or 3 teams of a very similar standard. Other counties such as Monaghan don't have near that depth and depth is what you need during the league. Even Corofin alone would make a decent fist of staying up in D2 and there'll only be 3 or 4 of those near the Galway team

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 116 - 03/12/2019 22:54:55    2253077

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Looks like theres been a big shake up in the panel

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1248 - 04/12/2019 19:30:39    2253241

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Replying To rhudson:  "Looks like theres been a big shake up in the panel"
Elaborate?

mise87 (Galway) - Posts: 199 - 04/12/2019 20:32:00    2253251

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Replying To mise87:  "Elaborate?"
This place loves big statements like that pretending to be in the know when all they do is annoy people. If you know something post it or keep quiet

PressureKick (UK) - Posts: 116 - 05/12/2019 15:21:55    2253396

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All I know is Declan Kyne is the Biggest Casualty so far..
Got Dropped last weekend - Not a happy man id say as he was one of the better defenders we had over the last few years.

smokeygaa (Galway) - Posts: 420 - 05/12/2019 15:58:09    2253410

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Lavelle not called up either

rhudson (Galway) - Posts: 1248 - 05/12/2019 17:43:30    2253427

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Replying To smokeygaa:  "All I know is Declan Kyne is the Biggest Casualty so far..
Got Dropped last weekend - Not a happy man id say as he was one of the better defenders we had over the last few years."
Surprised he is dropped if true as think he has done well for us but it is a good sign that PJ is looking at things with a clean slate and it takes away what seems to me to have been a fairly comfortable sense around being on the panel for the past few years.

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 324 - 05/12/2019 18:02:37    2253431

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