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Why did Shefflin use the two under twenty's thereby taking them away from the U20s he did not need them so late in the game

fishpond (Galway) - Posts: 66 - 24/04/2022 20:28:57    2412874

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Replying To fishpond:  "Why did Shefflin use the two under twenty's thereby taking them away from the U20s he did not need them so late in the game"
Gavin Lee came on in Wexford so him playing against Westmeath made no difference to his u20 eligibility. Killeen is pushing for a senior starting spot so I suppose he will be looking for game time.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 180 - 24/04/2022 21:25:20    2412898

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Not much talk about this on here so far, thought I'd get your opinions?
I'm pessimistic if I'm being honest,, hopefully I'm wrong but I can see a comfortable kilkenny win,, it might even get ugly (10 + margin in it), but ill go for the cats by 5.

Galway9801 (Galway) - Posts: 1123 - 27/04/2022 10:37:42    2413530

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Not much talk about this on here so far, thought I'd get your opinions?
I'm pessimistic if I'm being honest,, hopefully I'm wrong but I can see a comfortable kilkenny win,, it might even get ugly (10 + margin in it), but ill go for the cats by 5."
Unfortunately I have to agree Cody will have Kilkenny primed to give Galway and Henry a hurling lesson and if Galway aren't up for an absolute war it could become very embarrassing

minor77 (Galway) - Posts: 123 - 27/04/2022 10:50:40    2413536

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Replying To minor77:  "Unfortunately I have to agree Cody will have Kilkenny primed to give Galway and Henry a hurling lesson and if Galway aren't up for an absolute war it could become very embarrassing"
With the panel we have at the moment, we're a level below the top teams. On our day we can still beat them, but I'll be surprised if we come out on top this weekend.
We have a good first 15, but we don't have much depth after that. There are a lot of players who need to develop and gain experience. If we had Whelan, I'd have a more confidence, but without him I can't see us having enough to trouble Kilkenny.
These are the types of tests the newer lads need to develop.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1431 - 27/04/2022 11:50:08    2413557

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Not much talk about this on here so far, thought I'd get your opinions?
I'm pessimistic if I'm being honest,, hopefully I'm wrong but I can see a comfortable kilkenny win,, it might even get ugly (10 + margin in it), but ill go for the cats by 5."
I think you will do better than you think. KK haven't played a strong team yet.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 27/04/2022 11:55:19    2413562

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Cody hasn't won any of the last SIX all-irelands, which is a spectacularly bad run by his standards. It just shows you, he can 'prime' away all he likes, but unlike Rumpelstiltskin, he can't spin straw into gold.

I see it as 50:50, if Whelan is available. Without Whelan, our attack looked limited in Wexford, and would be unlikely to trouble KK greatly either. It'll be a great game to test where Galway are at. Even if we do get hammered, at least we'll know where we're at. Bit like the NCT.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 2632 - 27/04/2022 12:08:08    2413568

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Replying To Viking66:  "I think you will do better than you think. KK haven't played a strong team yet."
Neither have Galway.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1741 - 27/04/2022 12:56:05    2413588

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Replying To Galway9801:  "Not much talk about this on here so far, thought I'd get your opinions?
I'm pessimistic if I'm being honest,, hopefully I'm wrong but I can see a comfortable kilkenny win,, it might even get ugly (10 + margin in it), but ill go for the cats by 5."
This game should give us an idea where all the teams in Leinster stand this year. I think Kilkenny are shaping up well, but this will be their first real test. The bookies have both teams at even money to win the match.

Cockney_Cat (UK) - Posts: 1741 - 27/04/2022 13:16:59    2413597

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "Neither have Galway."
They did but unfortunately for only 20 minutes!!!! Agreed its still hard to say where Galway are at either. So there's no need for Galway fans to be expecting a 10 point loss which was in the post I answered.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 27/04/2022 14:25:10    2413640

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Replying To Cockney_Cat:  "This game should give us an idea where all the teams in Leinster stand this year. I think Kilkenny are shaping up well, but this will be their first real test. The bookies have both teams at even money to win the match."
I'd agree with the bookies. How can anyone call it any differently based on what we have seen so far in this years championship?

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 27/04/2022 14:27:16    2413641

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Replying To minor77:  "Unfortunately I have to agree Cody will have Kilkenny primed to give Galway and Henry a hurling lesson and if Galway aren't up for an absolute war it could become very embarrassing"
Fortunately Kilkenny are nowhere near good enough to give anyone a lesson at the moment. They struggled for large parts against Westmeath two weeks ago. They will be hard working and tough as always but they shouldn't have enough to quality to beat Galway if Shefflin has our lads on song. Take TJ out of that forward line and it is very poor. Galway by four or five points in the end.

galway19 (Galway) - Posts: 180 - 27/04/2022 14:33:19    2413645

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Replying To galway19:  "Fortunately Kilkenny are nowhere near good enough to give anyone a lesson at the moment. They struggled for large parts against Westmeath two weeks ago. They will be hard working and tough as always but they shouldn't have enough to quality to beat Galway if Shefflin has our lads on song. Take TJ out of that forward line and it is very poor. Galway by four or five points in the end."
That's more like it. Cody, as usual, might knock a good tune out of KK but, bar TJ, Murphy in goal and Wally, they won't be fielding many with AI medals, hardly as many as ourselves I'd imagine. People talking them up when they have achieved little tangible success at most levels over the past 6/7 years is surprising.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 27/04/2022 14:47:27    2413650

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I'm a little confused reading the posts. We'll have a better idea what leinster is really like after Sunday. Cody is a clever old cat. Regardless of what the result is on Sunday they will play again in the leinster final. Cody is on a fact finding mission on Sunday. Don't read too much into the result and enjoy the long weekend.

Armchairreporter (Galway) - Posts: 40 - 27/04/2022 15:04:38    2413659

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Replying To Triffic:  "That's more like it. Cody, as usual, might knock a good tune out of KK but, bar TJ, Murphy in goal and Wally, they won't be fielding many with AI medals, hardly as many as ourselves I'd imagine. People talking them up when they have achieved little tangible success at most levels over the past 6/7 years is surprising."
It is. Yes they will always leave it all out there and be hard to beat but when you compare them to you man for man it's hard to see that they are better than you to the extent that Galway fans on this are expecting to lose to them in Salthill.

Viking66 (Wexford) - Posts: 5224 - 27/04/2022 15:17:44    2413665

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Replying To Triffic:  "That's more like it. Cody, as usual, might knock a good tune out of KK but, bar TJ, Murphy in goal and Wally, they won't be fielding many with AI medals, hardly as many as ourselves I'd imagine. People talking them up when they have achieved little tangible success at most levels over the past 6/7 years is surprising."
The main reason is that while Kilkenny are not at the level they used to be, they still deliver consistent performances in most games. You're guaranteed a minimum standard with Kilkenny and very rarely will they fail to show up and perform to at least a decent level.
On the other hand, we're not quite sure what we're going to get with Galway at the moment. We had two shockers in the championship last year, whereas Kilkenny won a Leinster title and were very competitive in an All-Ireland semi-final.
We certainly can beat Kilkenny, but with Whelan out especially, I don't think we have enough of a threat.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1431 - 27/04/2022 15:18:06    2413666

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Without Whelan we stand zero chance. Free money backing KK.

BLT (Galway) - Posts: 48 - 27/04/2022 15:40:28    2413676

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Replying To Armchairreporter:  "I'm a little confused reading the posts. We'll have a better idea what leinster is really like after Sunday. Cody is a clever old cat. Regardless of what the result is on Sunday they will play again in the leinster final. Cody is on a fact finding mission on Sunday. Don't read too much into the result and enjoy the long weekend."
No guarantee they'll meet again in a Provincial final. If we lose, even beating Dublin mightn't secure it. If KK lose, they could even be under pressure to qualify; facing a physically strong Dublin team who owe them one in Parnell park and a fired-up (though probably inferior) Wexford at home who will be fighting for their lives.

That's the beauty of the round-robin system, there are few dead rubbers in it. With 6 teams now in Leinster, even 7 points may not mathematically guarantee qualification.

Triffic (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 27/04/2022 15:49:15    2413681

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At a minimum I expect Kilkenny to bring PHYSICALITY to this match. More than Wexford or Westmeath did. I expect Galway to shade it at home but barely.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1507 - 27/04/2022 17:25:43    2413714

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Replying To Trump2020:  "At a minimum I expect Kilkenny to bring PHYSICALITY to this match. More than Wexford or Westmeath did. I expect Galway to shade it at home but barely."
You'd sware Galway were soft or totally dependent on just one man Whelan and that Kilkenny were brilliant the way some lads are posting here!!
Yes I agree Kilkenny will be doggied and physical and never give up attitude, but I'm expecting Galway to win it by 5 or 6pts

katser (Galway) - Posts: 1591 - 27/04/2022 18:48:08    2413724

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