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Ref nearly stole it from Galway he kept Dublin in it till the end

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 19/12/2020 15:59:54    2323787

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That game of football could be used to back some people's argument. Is it the major counties have more than enough good footballers; certainly enough to compete with Dublin; but the problem comes when players enter the semi professional arena of the senior inter county set up and the benefits of that bring them to uncatchable levels?

Or on the other hand the Dublin senior team are just a special group and if money was such a factor they'd dominate every grade and every GAA sport.

Personally I think it's the senior team are a special group and Galway's fantastic performance and win today shows there is a lot of hope and things aren't as bad as people would have us believe in regards Dublin.

Congratualtions Galway

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 856 - 19/12/2020 16:00:09    2323788

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Congrats to Galway and fair play to Dublin who fought back well. Some lovely footballers on show for both teams. Tierney and Culhane look good and Lorcán ó Dell for Dubs caught my eye.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 19/12/2020 16:01:24    2323790

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Replying To Ailteoir:  "2 clear frees for fouls not given on Sweeney and Tierney late in the first half both in areas where Culhane or Tierney would point a free."
It was clearly a foul you would want to be blind to say otherwise

Liffeylad (Dublin) - Posts: 58 - 19/12/2020 16:04:29    2323793

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While not a high scoring game what struck me is the quality scoring from both sides. Yes some missed chances and think the wide count was something like 12 Galway 9 Dublin. Appeared both teams took a bit of a leaf out of the Dublin senior team mantra in that the key is to either get the ball into a your key scorers or at worst into a scoring position. This of course reduces margin for error.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1783 - 19/12/2020 16:10:33    2323795

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Congrats to Galway, two very evenly matched teams, we lost it in the middle in the middle the first half.

We could have won have it at the end with different decisions but always what ifs when you loose.

Still very proud of this young Dub team, very optimistic of pulling about 5-6 out of this group for senior. Lee Gannon every inch a Dublin senior footballer and leader.

Brighter days ahead for these lads

TheUsername (Dublin) - Posts: 4188 - 19/12/2020 16:12:25    2323797

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Dublin were never going to win with Archer tied up.
Paul Kelly was head and shoulders the best player on the pitch.

johnterry (Galway) - Posts: 582 - 19/12/2020 16:13:31    2323798

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Very proud of the young Dubs

Playing under very difficult circumstances

They tried to the very end and never gave up

They are a fine side

They did Dublin GAA proud, no harm losing to such a good team, Dublin are only a whisker away from Galway.

Onwards and upwards for them and I can see a few of them helping to bolster the senior side in the coming seasons ahead.

Congratulations to Galway again

jimbodub (Dublin) - Posts: 20342 - 19/12/2020 16:14:41    2323799

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Well done Galway. Hoping it's a good omen !

Cleaningshucks (Monaghan) - Posts: 27 - 19/12/2020 16:14:52    2323800

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Replying To sam1884:  "That game of football could be used to back some people's argument. Is it the major counties have more than enough good footballers; certainly enough to compete with Dublin; but the problem comes when players enter the semi professional arena of the senior inter county set up and the benefits of that bring them to uncatchable levels?

Or on the other hand the Dublin senior team are just a special group and if money was such a factor they'd dominate every grade and every GAA sport.

Personally I think it's the senior team are a special group and Galway's fantastic performance and win today shows there is a lot of hope and things aren't as bad as people would have us believe in regards Dublin.

Congratualtions Galway"
Dublin seems to be one of the few elite counties that hasn't lost young players long term to Australian rules teams. Why is this i wonder?

republicofcloone (Leitrim) - Posts: 375 - 19/12/2020 16:20:32    2323804

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Congratulations Galway. Perhaps a good omen for the West today?

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 796 - 19/12/2020 16:20:40    2323805

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Replying To jimbodub:  "If you don't setup right against the blanket it's still a highly effective way of winning games

Congratulations to Galway on a deserved victory

The game reminded me of the days when Dublin couldn't handle the blanket and just ran into swarm tackles, playing right into our oppositions game plan

Galway were massively disciplined and skillful

Completely deserved

Congratulations to Galway GAA"
Fair play. There was a bit more to it than a 'blanket' though. We pushed up on every single kickout in the first half and as long we could in the second. This pressure high up the pitch, gave us a huge amount of possession in advanced positions. We wasted a good bit of it, but got enough scores to open up a lead.
The backs stood up massively at the end as we tired amd dragged us over the line.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1241 - 19/12/2020 16:31:13    2323809

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Congratulations Galway, enjoy the win !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 869 - 19/12/2020 22:21:21    2324213

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Congratulations Galway, enjoy the win !

DUBJOHN (Dublin) - Posts: 869 - 19/12/2020 22:23:58    2324214

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Well done to Galway much the better team they just didn't show it on the scoreboard enough. They were too reliant on Culhane and Tierney but apart from that they are strong in every line. I can see Glynn, Gill, Raftery, Hernon, Kelly, Tierney and Culhane making Senior for Galway. They'll be up there to win the u20 again next year with 10 of the 15 underage. Culhane especially looks like a serious prospect. A first year u20 and he leading a forward line to an All Ireland. He was the focal point for Galway and looks a real leader. The Senior team will probably have him starting in the next year or 2, they really could do with him in their inside line.

Kerry15 (Kerry) - Posts: 874 - 20/12/2020 10:38:25    2324421

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Replying To republicofcloone:  "Dublin seems to be one of the few elite counties that hasn't lost young players long term to Australian rules teams. Why is this i wonder?"
You can't blame or change Dublin's geography; go to any country in the world and you'll usually find the main economic stronghold in or around the capital. Of course young Dublin people have more economic opportunities in their communities and closer to home.

In an Irish context you have only to look at New York, London etc to see the amount of Western Irish people living there; you don't see as many from the eastern part of the country. I guess it's the same when the AFL approach a player; they'll look at their job opportunities at home.

It's more common for young Dublin players to have a good career/prospects close to home already so the same temptation isn't there to leave as say a county along the west coast.

sam1884 (UK) - Posts: 856 - 20/12/2020 10:50:36    2324429

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Well done Galway the better team by a country mile, the score line flattering dublin in the end.

Young Kelly is some operator and a great reader if the game, some amount of ball flowed through him.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 14006 - 20/12/2020 11:24:09    2324457

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Replying To Kerry15:  "Well done to Galway much the better team they just didn't show it on the scoreboard enough. They were too reliant on Culhane and Tierney but apart from that they are strong in every line. I can see Glynn, Gill, Raftery, Hernon, Kelly, Tierney and Culhane making Senior for Galway. They'll be up there to win the u20 again next year with 10 of the 15 underage. Culhane especially looks like a serious prospect. A first year u20 and he leading a forward line to an All Ireland. He was the focal point for Galway and looks a real leader. The Senior team will probably have him starting in the next year or 2, they really could do with him in their inside line."
Galway lost two key players to injury and that made a big difference esp around midfield in the second half. Dublin's S&C looked superior to Galway's and as Galway tired they gave away the ball cheaply in the last 15 minutes.

baire (Galway) - Posts: 1121 - 20/12/2020 11:50:02    2324479

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Think its fairly young Dublin team too, is that right?

Dublin lads had the superior conditioning which was evident in the last quarter when Galway started making mistakes that weren't been made earlier in the game.

I was expecting Archer to shoot the lights out given how he took Galway apart last year, has he not progressed the last 12 months?

There's no guarantee with lads this age but I do expect Galway will get a good number out of this team, there's lot more talent in this group as opposed to last years.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 135 - 21/12/2020 11:50:03    2325029

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Congrats to Galway on a great win.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 21/12/2020 12:06:05    2325035

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