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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "Fairly predictable match so far. Pundits making Mayo warm favourites on the basis of hammering Sligo and Leitrim and because of their past record. Laughable the way so many posters were rating them as the no. 3 team in the country. Not possible for Mayo to make any impact on the championship this year without a player of the calibre of Cillian O Connor."
A silly comment and just like your team you went hiding and were no where to be seen in the second half.

Kingdomson (Kerry) - Posts: 244 - 25/07/2021 18:04:29    2363964

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Replying To blackspot91:  "This aged terribly. Mayo should have scored 4 or 5 goals in the end."
It sure did. I'm not really a football man but I was there in Croker today. Our footballers were trying to outdo our hurlers in their mediocrity and may have succeeded. I reckon the 5th or 6th best football team in the country beat the 12th best football team. That's just about it.

PoolSturgeon (Galway) - Posts: 1624 - 25/07/2021 18:06:54    2363968

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Fantastic spirit and effort by Mayo... Why are so many posters not giving them their fair dues? And as for the half time comments by a few Galway fans.... Count and chickens comes to mind.

commander (Kildare) - Posts: 222 - 25/07/2021 18:26:15    2363984

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Replying To PoolSturgeon:  "It sure did. I'm not really a football man but I was there in Croker today. Our footballers were trying to outdo our hurlers in their mediocrity and may have succeeded. I reckon the 5th or 6th best football team in the country beat the 12th best football team. That's just about it."
'I'm not really a football man '

Yeah we can tell don't worry

''he 5th or 6th best football team in the country beat the 12th best football team''

Yeah i'd say stick to the hurling threads.

So the all-Ireland finalists from last year, provincial champions two years in a row and now all-Ireland semi finalists once again have been relegated down to 5th/6th in the rankings?

Galway a fine division one team, who could have bet Mayo last year and put in a great first half today (besides the unlucky injuries, Walsh clearly injured and comer not fully fit at all) ...has been relegated down to 12th?

I'd love to see what teams are filling out your rankings.

nicko94 (Mayo) - Posts: 53 - 25/07/2021 18:27:15    2363985

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Have to say very well done to Mayo and they have a great chance against Dublin in the semi final, Dublin have regressed I think and that running game and intensity Mayo showed in the 2nd half today could be enough to unsettle the Dubs, Mayo could sneak it, could really be Mayo's year, Kerry look the real deal though but again a lightly raced team.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 25/07/2021 18:33:19    2363989

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Its seems Shane Walsh had to take an injection to come out for the 2nd half. A mayo player did a number on him just before half time. Slammed him to the ground off the ball. The fight Mayo started in the tunnel shows they have learned the dark arts very well. Should be fireworks when the meet Dublin.

brisbane (Galway) - Posts: 597 - 25/07/2021 18:34:57    2363991

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Ah another Donegal man who talks nonsense. Sure you could say the first half was about Mayo being bad. Childish comments. The amount of lads sickened on here because Mayo won't go away is hilarious. Going to be in the top 4 for a few years yet even if they lose to Dublin. Up to other teams to step up."
I think there's a few lads on here who say they are from Donegal and maybe they are but they come across to me as kids they way they post,
I'm no Mayo fan but I would say very well done to Mayo today, Galway did fall apart in the 2nd half, a very hard team to figure out but anyway Mayo rocked them in the tunnel at half time and in the 2nd half Galway looked a beaten team as soon as Mayo scored the penalty,
a performance like that from Mayo could see them beating the Dubs in the semi final.
Not that it matters but Mayo are solid in the top 5 teams in Ireland still, maybe number 3 at the minute on todays performance. They just need to land the big one, trouble is now Dublin look to have regressed a bit Kerry are on the rise again. Ulster champions will be no mugs either.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 25/07/2021 18:48:09    2364000

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Replying To nicko94:  "'I'm not really a football man '

Yeah we can tell don't worry

''he 5th or 6th best football team in the country beat the 12th best football team''

Yeah i'd say stick to the hurling threads.

So the all-Ireland finalists from last year, provincial champions two years in a row and now all-Ireland semi finalists once again have been relegated down to 5th/6th in the rankings?

Galway a fine division one team, who could have bet Mayo last year and put in a great first half today (besides the unlucky injuries, Walsh clearly injured and comer not fully fit at all) ...has been relegated down to 12th?

I'd love to see what teams are filling out your rankings."
1st Dublin
2nd Kerry
Distance of 10 points plus the rest pretty easy rank it.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1587 - 25/07/2021 19:02:32    2364008

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Watching it I thought that Mayo looked the better team and Galway never had the game in the 'palm of their hand' as one poster suggested. Not sure how the Ref thought the goal incident with Donogue was a foul and that decision could have had a bearing on the result Galway were unlucky with their injuries throughout the match and that will always have an unsettling effect- Walsh a top player and one of the best in the country. Going forward I expect Mayo to do better than some here are suggesting.

browncows (Meath) - Posts: 2288 - 25/07/2021 19:33:39    2364024

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "I think there's a few lads on here who say they are from Donegal and maybe they are but they come across to me as kids they way they post,
I'm no Mayo fan but I would say very well done to Mayo today, Galway did fall apart in the 2nd half, a very hard team to figure out but anyway Mayo rocked them in the tunnel at half time and in the 2nd half Galway looked a beaten team as soon as Mayo scored the penalty,
a performance like that from Mayo could see them beating the Dubs in the semi final.
Not that it matters but Mayo are solid in the top 5 teams in Ireland still, maybe number 3 at the minute on todays performance. They just need to land the big one, trouble is now Dublin look to have regressed a bit Kerry are on the rise again. Ulster champions will be no mugs either."
Mayo are transitioning brilliantly. Only about 5 starters left from 2017 final yet they are back in semi final again. I have said myself numerous times they are behind Dublin and Kerry on paper but the way lads on here are desperate to put them down is hilarious.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7297 - 25/07/2021 19:41:11    2364027

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Replying To HighKings:  "Enjoyable but slightly strange game. Both defenses look very open, Galway have taken advantage whereas Mayo have wasted a lot. Keegan and O'Shea look like they don't have the legs anymore. O'Shea needs to be moved into the full forward line."
A few Galway players didn't have the legs either...

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 277 - 25/07/2021 19:42:01    2364029

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Replying To brisbane:  "Its seems Shane Walsh had to take an injection to come out for the 2nd half. A mayo player did a number on him just before half time. Slammed him to the ground off the ball. The fight Mayo started in the tunnel shows they have learned the dark arts very well. Should be fireworks when the meet Dublin."
Walsh tried to grab onto O'Hora to stop him joining the attack. O'Hora simply tried to break free. Pretty obvious heaney was the one who started the tunnel fight.

MayoDan (Mayo) - Posts: 277 - 25/07/2021 19:46:50    2364032

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After today unfortunately Mayo look good enough to lose in another All Ireland final. Will Dublin (who are a pale shadow of themselves this year) or Kildare in Semi final. However expect Kerry to reach final and win.

MeAlone (Galway) - Posts: 41 - 25/07/2021 20:08:47    2364045

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Replying To TheFlaker:  "Mayo are transitioning brilliantly. Only about 5 starters left from 2017 final yet they are back in semi final again. I have said myself numerous times they are behind Dublin and Kerry on paper but the way lads on here are desperate to put them down is hilarious."
Horan has done a great job, especially considering the COC factor. Indeed they are not obviously missing him at all other than he is far more reliable from frees.

I reckon they took a gamble trying out so many new players always with the danger that they would be caught out, but it's worked. Some of the newer lads look the part. If Dublin do beat Kildare, then the semi final promises to be an epic on the scale of all their other previous meetings, except for last year's possibly.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 396 - 25/07/2021 20:14:55    2364047

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Good to see some (not all) Galway posters in action.
Ungracious when winning at half time and even more ungracious in defeat.

The facts are there for anyone who is unbiased.
Mayo, Dublin and Kerry are better prepared and better trained than all other counties.

Donegal and Tyrone may be as well trained but aren't as well prepared because their championship is too tough to allow them prepare for a July/August peak.

Galway just don't have the power or conditioning to match Mayo these days. They did ok for a few years on a small Castlebar pitch playing with a double sweeper.
They are just not hard or fast enough to handle the big boys in Croke Park.
The have loads of underage talent but cannot keep lads at it for the 4-5 years of serious training it takes to operate at this level. Too many walk away every year and allow their conditioning to drop - as long as they can't keep a panel together they won't be bothering the all Ireland contenders.

tirawleybaron (Mayo) - Posts: 885 - 25/07/2021 20:49:37    2364065

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Saw first half and listened to 2nd half on radio. Mayo seemed to be a different team in 2nd half. The other forwards maybe taking on more responsibility now with Cillian sidelined. It will be an interesting semi final.

CiarraiMick (Dublin) - Posts: 2795 - 25/07/2021 21:12:50    2364074

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Replying To tirawleybaron:  "Good to see some (not all) Galway posters in action.
Ungracious when winning at half time and even more ungracious in defeat.

The facts are there for anyone who is unbiased.
Mayo, Dublin and Kerry are better prepared and better trained than all other counties.

Donegal and Tyrone may be as well trained but aren't as well prepared because their championship is too tough to allow them prepare for a July/August peak.

Galway just don't have the power or conditioning to match Mayo these days. They did ok for a few years on a small Castlebar pitch playing with a double sweeper.
They are just not hard or fast enough to handle the big boys in Croke Park.
The have loads of underage talent but cannot keep lads at it for the 4-5 years of serious training it takes to operate at this level. Too many walk away every year and allow their conditioning to drop - as long as they can't keep a panel together they won't be bothering the all Ireland contenders."
The Championship as is suits Dublin Kerry and Mayo, Ulster champs will be battered and bruised as usual, the whole thing needs restructured, if it goes on like it is we'll just get more of the same and maybe that suits the other provinces top teams but it is a very big disadvantage for Ulster teams, we might have to be at our peak in May to try and beat Tyrone for example.
the majority of other counties need a 3 tiered All ireland that they have a chance to win a trophy at their own level.

Tirchonaill1 (Donegal) - Posts: 1824 - 25/07/2021 21:47:19    2364093

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Replying To Tirchonaill1:  "The Championship as is suits Dublin Kerry and Mayo, Ulster champs will be battered and bruised as usual, the whole thing needs restructured, if it goes on like it is we'll just get more of the same and maybe that suits the other provinces top teams but it is a very big disadvantage for Ulster teams, we might have to be at our peak in May to try and beat Tyrone for example.
the majority of other counties need a 3 tiered All ireland that they have a chance to win a trophy at their own level."
Needs restructuring but not so sure it will benefit ulster teams as much as u think for example ros, galway, kildare, meath,longford , cork would love a go at donegal, Tyrone at a neutral venue instead of facing mayo, dublin.
People keep talking up ulster championship yet only tyrone hammered finalist since donegal a poxed win for donegal.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1587 - 25/07/2021 22:03:38    2364100

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Replying To brisbane:  "Its seems Shane Walsh had to take an injection to come out for the 2nd half. A mayo player did a number on him just before half time. Slammed him to the ground off the ball. The fight Mayo started in the tunnel shows they have learned the dark arts very well. Should be fireworks when the meet Dublin."
It's interesting that there has been absolutely no inquest into the tunnel incident by Sunday Game analysts. Footage quite clearly demonstrating 3 mayo players throwing punches...wonder why it's being covered up...if I was a Dub I'd be asking some serious questions about the RTE agenda.

mayotyroneman (Tyrone) - Posts: 1821 - 25/07/2021 23:47:04    2364128

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "1st Dublin
2nd Kerry
Distance of 10 points plus the rest pretty easy rank it."
On current form, I would put it:

1.Kerry
2.Mayo
3.Dublin

Marse (Dublin) - Posts: 217 - 26/07/2021 00:01:35    2364132

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