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A lot of pessimism on here. I actually thought Galway considering they were missing so many players played really well. They had their chances and there wasn't much between the two sides.

ponga (Mayo) - Posts: 647 - 26/02/2024 16:40:51    2528405

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Replying To Mayonman:  "Bizarre as it sounds, I thought there were lots of positives today. We missed 2 goal chances and it concluded with us being reduced to 13 and conceding a penalty.

I thought before the penalty we were starting to dominate. However, out shooting was abysmal and Derrys point taking early emphasized how bad is was.

Darcy was playing well. Not sure why he was withdrawn. Hopefully not injured.

OConaihle was busy but made poor decisions. Finnerty was hit and miss.

Thought Gleeson should have done better for first goal. Went straight down the middle

Molloy's form is worrying. Horrific hand pass for goal. That happens. What worries me is his lack of zip. And that is what he always has ZIP.

Bumped into a lot of the squad players walking to the match. It was like meeting an all star team Tierney, Silke, Mcdaid, Walshe etc really bright it home what we have to come back hopefully. Thought I saw McLaughlin with them...... Some huge blonde guy with a mullet anyway ...... Not 100% who it was"
Huge blonde lad with the mullet was Jack O'Neill I'd say, he took Conroy's place on the squad yesterday.

GalwayLurker (Galway) - Posts: 107 - 26/02/2024 17:02:24    2528409

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Focus on Monaghan now with the Rossies beating them well there must be an attacking mindset from the lads now to go after Monaghan and get the points. No reason to play a ponderous slow build up into the corners as a loss will almost certainly relegate us. The Dubs will give us nothing on their current form and Killarney will be a hard place to get anything in the final game. Not sure 5 points would be enough though if Roscommon beat Mayo we are probably in trouble even if we win. The draw with the Rossies could come back to haunt us. Best scenario is Mayo beat Roscommon and we beat Monaghan I think.

JahTribe (Galway) - Posts: 72 - 26/02/2024 17:50:05    2528433

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Replying To JahTribe:  "Focus on Monaghan now with the Rossies beating them well there must be an attacking mindset from the lads now to go after Monaghan and get the points. No reason to play a ponderous slow build up into the corners as a loss will almost certainly relegate us. The Dubs will give us nothing on their current form and Killarney will be a hard place to get anything in the final game. Not sure 5 points would be enough though if Roscommon beat Mayo we are probably in trouble even if we win. The draw with the Rossies could come back to haunt us. Best scenario is Mayo beat Roscommon and we beat Monaghan I think."
Roscommon more likely imo to beat a Derry side who'll likely be qualified for the final by the time they play them, than they are to beat a Mayo side who still need points next Saturday night, and will be smarting for a performance after their second half lesson in Omagh.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3410 - 26/02/2024 18:04:18    2528439

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Replying To GalwayLurker:  "Huge blonde lad with the mullet was Jack O'Neill I'd say, he took Conroy's place on the squad yesterday."
His brother Sam it would be.

Flemenstar200 (Galway) - Posts: 33 - 26/02/2024 18:47:13    2528451

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Anything on injuries?

Initially sounded like Comer would miss the first game but has now missed 4, we were told Walsh wasn't serious but has missed the last month. Nobody is expecting McDaid back but anything on Silke? As for Patrick Kelly he's not even getting a mention, when was the last time he played for MM? Its a shame as he a very impressive first season and thought there was another level in him the more football he played.

Tierney didn't look too good either, reckon he's got a race in time for the London game which is 7 weeks from when he got injured.

TheBishop (Galway) - Posts: 259 - 27/02/2024 11:26:26    2528576

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Replying To galway2015:  "The problem here is that Daly should not be playing full forward in the first place. He is a midfielder all his club and county career to date. The amount of repetitions in training or games of being in that position for him would not be enough for him to complete this with ease - something that would be relatively easy for Shane Walsh or even Joyce when he played.
You reap what you sow. Management need to look inward rather than putting square blocks in round holes."
Correct. If that falls to Finnerty or Cunningham its more than likely a goal.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 27/02/2024 11:35:03    2528579

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Replying To smallfrank:  "I can see him at wing back or midfield.
2. McGrath
3. Fitzgerald
4. Silke
5. McHugh
6. Daly
7. Kelly
I think O'Flaherty is going well, I'm a big fan of Hernon who was a revelation last summer and Molloy to be fair to him is improving each day since coming back from injury. We don't have the same options up the other end, probably
10. Heaney
11. Tierney
12. Sweeney
13. Finnerty
14. Comer
15. Walsh"
I think a fit Jack Glynn starts on that team. Probably in at 4, Silke to 7 and Kelly to Midfield or half forward(Dropping back into midfield so that he can break lines). Very good team if we can get them all out and fit

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 372 - 27/02/2024 12:23:22    2528592

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The only player we will have back that wasn't on the squad last week is Conroy from what I'm hearing.
We have who we have for the moment and if we play like we did vs Derry we will give ourselves a chance IMO as the performance was not that bad, we just lack firepower up front and that could well be our undoing again this weekend.

I think we will see a good performance though and might sneak a win to keep us in the hunt to stay up

Not.A.Quelly (Galway) - Posts: 94 - 27/02/2024 12:25:32    2528593

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Replying To TheBishop:  "Anything on injuries?

Initially sounded like Comer would miss the first game but has now missed 4, we were told Walsh wasn't serious but has missed the last month. Nobody is expecting McDaid back but anything on Silke? As for Patrick Kelly he's not even getting a mention, when was the last time he played for MM? Its a shame as he a very impressive first season and thought there was another level in him the more football he played.

Tierney didn't look too good either, reckon he's got a race in time for the London game which is 7 weeks from when he got injured."
Walsh won't play any league..
Comer could be back for some league action..
Maybe Dublin or Kerry
Silke out for league
Tierney out for league
Mc daid out for league

Galwaymaster9 (Galway) - Posts: 390 - 27/02/2024 14:32:52    2528640

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Galway Injuries -
Do Galway have an excess of injuries compared to other counties? I would love to know the stats. 2022 We had a good year but the year before and years since have been brutal in terms of numbers out with various issues.

galwaygoal (Galway) - Posts: 166 - 27/02/2024 14:38:09    2528644

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Walsh won't play any league..
Comer could be back for some league action..
Maybe Dublin or Kerry
Silke out for league
Tierney out for league
Mc daid out for league"
Didn't realise that, not good! Its going to be difficult to turn it on for championship.

hopballref (Galway) - Posts: 376 - 27/02/2024 16:16:41    2528680

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Replying To galwaygoal:  "Galway Injuries -
Do Galway have an excess of injuries compared to other counties? I would love to know the stats. 2022 We had a good year but the year before and years since have been brutal in terms of numbers out with various issues."
Yes, we've a record in recent years and particularly this year of multiple top level players out through injury, more so than any other top flight county team. It's mostly muscular too. There are exceptions, ie McDaid, but much of it is muscular - tears, strains etc. Dublin's physios in recent years are regarded as absolute top level, often described as world class by their peers. Not everyone can afford that level but what's going on with these repeat multitude of injuries?

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 897 - 27/02/2024 16:30:14    2528684

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Replying To Galwaymaster9:  "Walsh won't play any league..
Comer could be back for some league action..
Maybe Dublin or Kerry
Silke out for league
Tierney out for league
Mc daid out for league"
Walsh 'warm weather training' in Bali, I see.

Pope_Benedict (Galway) - Posts: 3410 - 27/02/2024 16:46:19    2528686

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Walsh 'warm weather training' in Bali, I see."
I believe that was a few weeks ago, he was away when they played Tyrone

smallfrank (Galway) - Posts: 361 - 27/02/2024 19:14:34    2528715

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Walsh 'warm weather training' in Bali, I see."
He was at Pearse Stadium on Sunday at the game. He was sitting behind me with other panel members.

GDL (Galway) - Posts: 716 - 27/02/2024 19:22:41    2528718

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Walsh was in Pearse Stadium Sunday, why are lads spreading fake news?

maroondiesel (Mayo) - Posts: 1196 - 27/02/2024 20:27:22    2528725

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Replying To GDL:  "He was at Pearse Stadium on Sunday at the game. He was sitting behind me with other panel members."
He was sitting in front of Damien Comer with rest of panel.

Alwaysencourage (Galway) - Posts: 215 - 27/02/2024 20:36:29    2528726

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Replying To Pope_Benedict:  "Walsh 'warm weather training' in Bali, I see."
So what? Lads are entitled to get away and live their lives. He is not fit to play at the minute anyway. Lads should be entitled to have a few pints after matches too imo (doesn't seem to harm the rugby lads) .

Trucker1 (Galway) - Posts: 372 - 27/02/2024 21:01:37    2528733

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Replying To maroondiesel:  "Walsh was in Pearse Stadium Sunday, why are lads spreading fake news?"
The pontiff has a habit of trying to make witty remarks. He misses the mark quite often though.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 2030 - 27/02/2024 21:15:56    2528734

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