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Replying To Trump2020:  "I think this team is due for a big performance and I believe we will get it Sunday. Galway to win by 2 or 3 points. Galway Abu."
I'd say 5. I am predicting that Whelan will have one of his days where he is untouchable. He does at least once every summer.

foreveryoung (USA) - Posts: 2039 - 22/05/2024 15:37:40    2546430

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I think this team is due for a big performance and I believe we will get it Sunday. Galway to win by 2 or 3 points. Galway Abu."
We are the only two loyal for a Galway win...the rest have given up. I wonder will the lad who went to Wexford Park to "support " Galway but backed Wexford in the bookies before the game back Dublin this weekend....he can get them at 3/1 for the win!!

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2380 - 22/05/2024 15:53:41    2546433

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Replying To foreveryoung:  "I fancy Galway to win by about 5 points. Home advantage is huge in these round robin games. If it were in Parnell Park, I would fancy the Dubs to shade it by a point or two. A draw would do the Dubs but no good to Galway unless Kilkenny beat Wexford. It's good to see it all go down to the last round of games. KK have qualified for qualifiers (bar an 18 point loss to Wexford and a draw between Galway and Dublin) but the other 3 at least have their destiny in their own hands, unlike Cork who are at the mercy of results beyond heir control. And the same with Carlow and Antrim whose fate is up to themselves now. It's a shame to see either of them go down as they have brought some great hurling and excitement to Leinster this year."
A draw will also do Galway, if Wexford win.

KK are already qualified. There are no results that would place Kk and Wexford in the same tiebreak, so Kk could lose by 100pts to Wexford, and it wouldn't effect the fact that they're guaranteed qualification already.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3680 - 22/05/2024 18:54:40    2546472

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Replying To katser:  "We are the only two loyal for a Galway win...the rest have given up. I wonder will the lad who went to Wexford Park to "support " Galway but backed Wexford in the bookies before the game back Dublin this weekend....he can get them at 3/1 for the win!!"
I hope we don't spot them another 12 point lead like last year ha ha.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2191 - 23/05/2024 08:03:31    2546504

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Galway will win by 3 or 4 points despite a good Dublin performance.

Kinvara (Galway) - Posts: 153 - 23/05/2024 08:04:03    2546505

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Replying To katser:  "We are the only two loyal for a Galway win...the rest have given up. I wonder will the lad who went to Wexford Park to "support " Galway but backed Wexford in the bookies before the game back Dublin this weekend....he can get them at 3/1 for the win!!"
He went to Wexford to support them, not 'support' them. Not that he needs to explain himself to you, of course.

Did you go to Wexford yourself, out of interest?

If he thinks 3/1 is a good price then I expect he will back it. I don't have enough faith in Dublin's performance levels to back it myself but it is an appetizing looking price based on what we know from this year so far.

How many times can you 'consistently underperform' before you accept that this is the actual level you are at?

We will probably need to hit 30+ on the scoreboard to win, are we going to be able to deliver this, because if we can't, we are relying on either the defence putting the clamps on or Dublin not performing, and we wouldn't want to be leaning on either of those crutches too heavily

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 23/05/2024 09:53:20    2546518

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I hope we don't spot them another 12 point lead like last year ha ha."
Yes the Galway hurlers love digging holes for themselves - its their hobby! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 23/05/2024 10:56:42    2546536

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Replying To Trump2020:  "I hope we don't spot them another 12 point lead like last year ha ha."
As you said, I'm expecting a big performance from Galway too and get a good win.

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2380 - 23/05/2024 11:04:50    2546541

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Replying To tommy k:  "Yes the Galway hurlers love digging holes for themselves - its their hobby! lol"
Would you say they are the ones digging the holes or are they the ones pulling themselves out of the holes dug for them by management? 'lol'

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 23/05/2024 11:19:17    2546547

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Replying To Galway456:  "Can anyone see us beating Dublin on sunday? After watching the dubs v kilkenny im not going in confident thats for sure. The way the dubs ran at kk, won primary possession and scored from distance means we could be having the clubs championships a bit eariler this year in Galway, obviously hopefully thats not the case but the return of cathal mannion will be essential to us winning"
If the likes of Mannion, Beano, Morrissey and K. Cooney are not playing, I can't see a Galway win.

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 23/05/2024 11:49:31    2546555

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Replying To tommy k:  "If the likes of Mannion, Beano, Morrissey and K. Cooney are not playing, I can't see a Galway win."
They will likely all be missing, you should head down to the bookies :)

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 23/05/2024 12:32:11    2546569

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "They will likely all be missing, you should head down to the bookies :)"
Cathal will be on the bench. Could see Morrissey on the bench as well.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 737 - 23/05/2024 13:11:54    2546583

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "He went to Wexford to support them, not 'support' them. Not that he needs to explain himself to you, of course.

Did you go to Wexford yourself, out of interest?

If he thinks 3/1 is a good price then I expect he will back it. I don't have enough faith in Dublin's performance levels to back it myself but it is an appetizing looking price based on what we know from this year so far.

How many times can you 'consistently underperform' before you accept that this is the actual level you are at?

We will probably need to hit 30+ on the scoreboard to win, are we going to be able to deliver this, because if we can't, we are relying on either the defence putting the clamps on or Dublin not performing, and we wouldn't want to be leaning on either of those crutches too heavily"
I didn't ask him to explain himself like I don't have to explain myself to you.
Under the freedom of speech one can openly give their opinion.
Underperform is unfortunately what Galway have done so far but let Sunday be the day they turn the page and deliver.
I don't believe we need to hit a certain score be it 30+ or 30- in order to win, when we perform it doesn't matter what we score we will win because man for man Galway are better hurlers than Dublin.
I have openly said here I am going for Galway to win comfortably.
Are you going for Galway to win or are you sitting on the fence and hoping they perform?

katser (Galway) - Posts: 2380 - 23/05/2024 14:39:36    2546608

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Replying To katser:  "I didn't ask him to explain himself like I don't have to explain myself to you.
Under the freedom of speech one can openly give their opinion.
Underperform is unfortunately what Galway have done so far but let Sunday be the day they turn the page and deliver.
I don't believe we need to hit a certain score be it 30+ or 30- in order to win, when we perform it doesn't matter what we score we will win because man for man Galway are better hurlers than Dublin.
I have openly said here I am going for Galway to win comfortably.
Are you going for Galway to win or are you sitting on the fence and hoping they perform?"
There's a lot of lads sitting on that fence….I hope it's a strong one. Ha ha. Hon Galway!

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 2191 - 23/05/2024 14:56:50    2546617

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Replying To Trump2020:  "There's a lot of lads sitting on that fence….I hope it's a strong one. Ha ha. Hon Galway!"
If it avoids having to pay for a pricey ticket to see Galway underperform, I am all for sitting on the fence! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 23/05/2024 16:24:55    2546643

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Replying To katser:  "I didn't ask him to explain himself like I don't have to explain myself to you.
Under the freedom of speech one can openly give their opinion.
Underperform is unfortunately what Galway have done so far but let Sunday be the day they turn the page and deliver.
I don't believe we need to hit a certain score be it 30+ or 30- in order to win, when we perform it doesn't matter what we score we will win because man for man Galway are better hurlers than Dublin.
I have openly said here I am going for Galway to win comfortably.
Are you going for Galway to win or are you sitting on the fence and hoping they perform?"
I take it you didn't come down to the Park Katser? And from the sound of it it looks like Tommyk isn't even going to Pearse Stadium?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 12945 - 23/05/2024 16:30:23    2546646

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Replying To Stool Pigeon:  "Would you say they are the ones digging the holes or are they the ones pulling themselves out of the holes dug for them by management? 'lol'"
Either / or - the holes are always being dug by players and / or management going back many years!

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 23/05/2024 16:36:06    2546651

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Replying To Viking66:  "I take it you didn't come down to the Park Katser? And from the sound of it it looks like Tommyk isn't even going to Pearse Stadium?"
Are you sure you don't want to come sit on the fence with us viking as there's plenty of room! lol

tommy k (Galway) - Posts: 3470 - 23/05/2024 16:40:05    2546653

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Replying To tommy k:  "Either / or - the holes are always being dug by players and / or management going back many years!"
Well, it's surely either one or the other, tommy. Not both at once.

Stool Pigeon (Galway) - Posts: 882 - 23/05/2024 18:24:15    2546675

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Replying To Trump2020:  "There's a lot of lads sitting on that fence….I hope it's a strong one. Ha ha. Hon Galway!"
Im more hopeful than confident but i think we will beat the dubs by 4/5 points. Home advantage is a big plus for us and i cant see us beaten in the stadium in a do or die match.

Galway456 (Galway) - Posts: 63 - 23/05/2024 18:32:56    2546679

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