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Replying To festinog:  "I wonder what the chances are of admin deciding that someone's insistence at demonstrating their superior understanding of the intricacies of gambling is surely worthy of a separate forum discussion, and taking the appropriate steps so that this conversation can stay on topic?

After the disappointment of the Monaghan game, there's some pressure on PJ and the lads to show they can deliver on the big day. Not saying it's make or break time for PJ, not by a long shot, but another lose in an important game won't bode well for him."
If they lost the Connacht semi then you'd have to question where Galway are going under Joyce, but they came through that test with relative ease.
I dont think his jobs under threat even if they lost to Mayo, but a double digit hammering by Mayo might push the faithful over the edge, but i cant see much between the teams a full-time.
Mayo by 2 for me.

BeJasus (UK) - Posts: 383 - 22/07/2021 20:05:21    2362972

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Replying To festinog:  "I wonder what the chances are of admin deciding that someone's insistence at demonstrating their superior understanding of the intricacies of gambling is surely worthy of a separate forum discussion, and taking the appropriate steps so that this conversation can stay on topic?

After the disappointment of the Monaghan game, there's some pressure on PJ and the lads to show they can deliver on the big day. Not saying it's make or break time for PJ, not by a long shot, but another lose in an important game won't bode well for him."
About as likely as admin stopping other username trolling accounts. In fairness it's hard for them to do anything on forums with free accounts. But it's gotten a lot worse this past few years.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6318 - 22/07/2021 21:01:54    2362990

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Replying To BeJasus:  "If they lost the Connacht semi then you'd have to question where Galway are going under Joyce, but they came through that test with relative ease.
I dont think his jobs under threat even if they lost to Mayo, but a double digit hammering by Mayo might push the faithful over the edge, but i cant see much between the teams a full-time.
Mayo by 2 for me."
I'm a massive PJ fan, and there's no denying that something happened with the team dynamic once the pandemic hit. I'll be that last one to call for him to go. I want to make that clear.

A narrow lose won't be the end of the world. A short summer wouldn't be good though.

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2899 - 22/07/2021 21:32:47    2363001

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Replying To GreenandRed:  "Will Shane Walsh start?"
He'll start and finish ye!

(Don't know actually, but any sort of chat here is better than what's been going on!).

festinog (Galway) - Posts: 2899 - 22/07/2021 21:34:16    2363002

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Replying To festinog:  "I wonder what the chances are of admin deciding that someone's insistence at demonstrating their superior understanding of the intricacies of gambling is surely worthy of a separate forum discussion, and taking the appropriate steps so that this conversation can stay on topic?

After the disappointment of the Monaghan game, there's some pressure on PJ and the lads to show they can deliver on the big day. Not saying it's make or break time for PJ, not by a long shot, but another lose in an important game won't bode well for him."
And the finny thing is that what he is describing is not bookmaking at all but the Totalizer system

Westfester (Limerick) - Posts: 939 - 23/07/2021 00:45:55    2363046

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Looking Forward to this one.

Massive Massive opportunity for Galway with Cillian O'Connor out and the covid disruption in the Mayo camp. If Shane Walsh and Comer have good games Galway will win it. They will need to keep it tight at the back.

I know Galway have beaten Mayo on a few occasions in connaught over reccent years but in all them seasons it didn't count for much as Mayo went and outdone them in the All Ireland. When it mattered in the back door 2019 and Connaught final 2020 Mayo got the wins. Galway need to win this one IMO if they are to progress in future years, and they have a great great chance.

Offtheball10 (Meath) - Posts: 47 - 23/07/2021 08:57:46    2363057

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Replying To festinog:  "He'll start and finish ye!

(Don't know actually, but any sort of chat here is better than what's been going on!)."
Absolutely!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6318 - 23/07/2021 09:09:08    2363060

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Really looking forward to this game, not much hype for it yet though, good weather has people occupied.

Galway will have to plan for Mayos pace and running game, they will have to start lads that are more athletic and with pace so Sweeney and Brannigan might come in. Cooke did well dropping back against Roscommon and good player to have on the ball. Conroy will mark O Shea but both will drop back. I dont know who Galway have to mark Ruane, I seen some say Tierney would take him and I would love to see that because he hasnt the pace to keep with Ruane. Kelly might take Tommy Conroy and Mulkerrins on O Donoghue and then Silke on the forward thats free to come out most likey McHale. I think they will go with a full forward line of Comer, Tierney and Kelly, direct ball into these lads will cause Mayo all sorts of problems.

Mayo have a lot of pace in the team and a great running game and if they can keep the scoring conversion rate high then will be hard stopped. if Conroy and O Donoghue are on form inside and are getting scores then I think Mayo have great chance of winning. Hopefully Keegan is fit to start and able to take Walsh, free up Durcan to attack at will, with Eoin Mcloughlin and Mullin attacking from the back also. Full back line is still suspect especially for high ball and Galway have players that can exploit it.

I think Mayo can have joy in pressing the Galway Kick out and Mayo will try to do this.

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 488 - 23/07/2021 10:28:54    2363092

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Replying To Westfester:  "And the finny thing is that what he is describing is not bookmaking at all but the Totalizer system"
Tote is a completely different system and has absolutely nothing to do with trying to balance a sportsbook.

If team news emerged today that Mayo were missing several more players due to more Covid breaches for example then bookmakers would change the odds accordingly, or if a Limerick tax exile started backing one side heavily that would also have an affect the odds.

As a matter of fact the odds on Galway today are slightly different than they were yesterday.

If you follow horse racing, you will know that a horse that may be priced at 10/1 could be drought in to 5/1 or less before the race starts if lot of money is being placed on it.

It's all about trying to balance a sportsbook as much as possible.

They are in business to make money, not to be handing it out willy nilly, it's common sense.

AfricanGael (UK) - Posts: 1946 - 23/07/2021 10:34:31    2363095

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Mayo are backed by Tomás O Se and all leading pundits. Not so fast RTE, c"mon the Tribe

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1510 - 23/07/2021 12:01:45    2363134

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Mayo are backed by Tomás O Se and all leading pundits. Not so fast RTE, c"mon the Tribe"
Mayo are rightly the favourites but Mayo still growing as a new team. And we are still short a player or two. If Brendan Harrison came back at some stage it would be a massive boost. We have a load of half backs plugging holes at corner back at half back. That's a massive worry.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7297 - 23/07/2021 12:53:10    2363147

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Replying To suckvalleypaddy:  "Mayo are backed by Tomás O Se and all leading pundits. Not so fast RTE, c"mon the Tribe"
His brother Dara went for Galway. Does not matter a jot what pundits say.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10843 - 23/07/2021 12:57:35    2363149

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Replying To tommy132:  "Really looking forward to this game, not much hype for it yet though, good weather has people occupied.

Galway will have to plan for Mayos pace and running game, they will have to start lads that are more athletic and with pace so Sweeney and Brannigan might come in. Cooke did well dropping back against Roscommon and good player to have on the ball. Conroy will mark O Shea but both will drop back. I dont know who Galway have to mark Ruane, I seen some say Tierney would take him and I would love to see that because he hasnt the pace to keep with Ruane. Kelly might take Tommy Conroy and Mulkerrins on O Donoghue and then Silke on the forward thats free to come out most likey McHale. I think they will go with a full forward line of Comer, Tierney and Kelly, direct ball into these lads will cause Mayo all sorts of problems.

Mayo have a lot of pace in the team and a great running game and if they can keep the scoring conversion rate high then will be hard stopped. if Conroy and O Donoghue are on form inside and are getting scores then I think Mayo have great chance of winning. Hopefully Keegan is fit to start and able to take Walsh, free up Durcan to attack at will, with Eoin Mcloughlin and Mullin attacking from the back also. Full back line is still suspect especially for high ball and Galway have players that can exploit it.

I think Mayo can have joy in pressing the Galway Kick out and Mayo will try to do this."
Team named on twitter.
No EoinMc or KevinMc , both of whom you'd want to see in Croker.
Might be a dummy and JH can only field 15 ;-)

timmyhogan (UK) - Posts: 238 - 23/07/2021 13:01:09    2363151

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Team named:

1.Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2.Lee Keegan - Westport
3.Padraig O'Hora - Ballina Stephenites
4.Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
5.Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6.Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
7.Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8.Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
9.Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
10.Bryan Walsh - Ballintubber
11.Aidan O'Shea - Breaffy
12.Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13.Tommy Conroy - The Neale
14.Darren McHale - Knockmore
15.Ryan O'Donoghue - Beal an Mhuirthead

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 488 - 23/07/2021 13:01:14    2363152

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team named:

1. Connor Gleeson (Dunmore MacHales GAA)
2. Seán Ó Ceallaigh (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
3. Seán Ó Maolchiaráin (CLG Oileáin Árann)
4. Liam Silke (CorofinGAA)
5. Kieran Molloy (Corofin)
6. Dylan McHugh (Corofin)
7. Johnny Heaney (Killannin Gaa)
8. Paul Conroy (St. James' GAA - Galway)
9. Matthew Tierney (Oughterard GAA / LGFA)
10. Damien Comer (Annaghdowngaa)
11. Peadar Ó Cuaig (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)
12. Cathal Sweeney (Salthill Knocknacarra GAA Club)
13. Robert Finnerty (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
14. Shane Walsh - Captain (Kilkerrin/Clonberne GAA Club)
15. Pól Ó Ceallaigh (Cumann Peile Mhaigh Cuilinn)

tommy132 (Mayo) - Posts: 488 - 23/07/2021 13:04:51    2363154

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And full back I meant to say.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7297 - 23/07/2021 13:07:50    2363155

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Interesting to see lots of people outside Mayo, tipping Mayo to win. No Cillian or Diarmuid, no Lee Keegan and covid in the camp. If we had all those players fully fit and no covid then I'd be very confident. I'll be delighted if we win but I'm very weary.

Any word on Brendan Harrison? He has been a huge loss."
So Keegan and Diarmuid start, no covid, so really you are spouting rubbish..

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 591 - 23/07/2021 13:10:39    2363156

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Replying To Belclare:  "So Keegan and Diarmuid start, no covid, so really you are spouting rubbish.."
Not saying you are wrong but since when has a starting team confirmed what actually happens on the day! They might not play at all.

TheFlaker (Mayo) - Posts: 7297 - 23/07/2021 13:14:26    2363160

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Replying To tommy132:  "Team named:

1.Rob Hennelly - Breaffy
2.Lee Keegan - Westport
3.Padraig O'Hora - Ballina Stephenites
4.Michael Plunkett - Ballintubber
5.Paddy Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6.Oisin Mullin - Kilmaine
7.Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8.Matthew Ruane - Breaffy
9.Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
10.Bryan Walsh - Ballintubber
11.Aidan O'Shea - Breaffy
12.Diarmuid O'Connor - Ballintubber
13.Tommy Conroy - The Neale
14.Darren McHale - Knockmore
15.Ryan O'Donoghue - Beal an Mhuirthead"
We'll see on Sunday if alll of those start. Happy enough with that 15. Defence needs to improve massively if we're gonna win.

Maigh Eo Abú!

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6318 - 23/07/2021 13:29:57    2363164

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Happy with that Galway team and delighted for half forward Sweeney to get the run out in Croke Park, superbly gifted footballer.

Glad this overall young Galway team will be in the heat of championship battle in Croke Park, it can only benefit us going forward. With all Ireland underage winners all over that team, its time to translate this into success at senior level. The talent is there.

May the best team win.

ahsure. (Galway) - Posts: 1305 - 23/07/2021 14:01:37    2363177

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