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In the last 3 Connaught finals Galway v Ross in pearse stadium Ross won 2 drew 1 also have beaten Galway twice this year on form against each other it's Roscommon to loose , prob only 2 Galway forwards make the Roscommon forward line ,comer and Walsh , and the old saying forwards wins matches and Roscommon definitely have plenty of quality forwards ,,

Kickitout (Galway) - Posts: 619 - 25/05/2022 17:31:40    2420239

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Just reading few interviews on papers the last couple of days and it seems our attitude is score more than the opponent which is a bit like what McStay tried few years ago and went very badly once we met a top team. On Sunday I'd imagine the same 6 forwards will start and they are 6 out and out forwards even our two midfielders are better going forward than back. I am worried for our defence when Galway turn us over and attack because Sligo ran through us on a few occasions and during the league every team had at least one or two goal chances a game even though we only conceded 2 or 3 during the league. I trust Cunningham. He's around long enough and knows alot more than us so hopefully he has a game plan drilled into the lads and we get the win

dave1988 (Roscommon) - Posts: 835 - 26/05/2022 10:43:10    2420289

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Replying To dave1988:  "Just reading few interviews on papers the last couple of days and it seems our attitude is score more than the opponent which is a bit like what McStay tried few years ago and went very badly once we met a top team. On Sunday I'd imagine the same 6 forwards will start and they are 6 out and out forwards even our two midfielders are better going forward than back. I am worried for our defence when Galway turn us over and attack because Sligo ran through us on a few occasions and during the league every team had at least one or two goal chances a game even though we only conceded 2 or 3 during the league. I trust Cunningham. He's around long enough and knows alot more than us so hopefully he has a game plan drilled into the lads and we get the win"
I have the same worry. I just don't see Galway throwing caution to the wind like they did in the league final so will be harder to score against. We unfortunately don't have the backs that can win their one on one battles with their men either. When you think of the likes of O'Hora or Mullin for Mayo who can go man to man with the likes of Walsh. Is there any Roscommon player that can do that? It's tricky, I don't know how you get that right balance between shoring up in the back and not overly dampen your attacking threat.

MachaireConnacht (Roscommon) - Posts: 227 - 26/05/2022 12:23:39    2420322

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Looking forward to a great game on Sunday. A heads up to all the supporters coming into Salthill, the Tuam Rd and Headford Rd routes in, across the quincentennial bridge and out Westside / Rahoon will jam up early. Given the weather is going to be nice, it'll be a lot loss stressful to just get across town good and early, beat the traffic and have a bit of time in Salthill - ya could be in worse places on a sunny day.

togoutlads (Galway) - Posts: 697 - 26/05/2022 13:30:57    2420345

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Replying To MachaireConnacht:  "I have the same worry. I just don't see Galway throwing caution to the wind like they did in the league final so will be harder to score against. We unfortunately don't have the backs that can win their one on one battles with their men either. When you think of the likes of O'Hora or Mullin for Mayo who can go man to man with the likes of Walsh. Is there any Roscommon player that can do that? It's tricky, I don't know how you get that right balance between shoring up in the back and not overly dampen your attacking threat."
I take your point but Shane has been struggling with a niggly injury since the league game in Cork. Still very effective on placed balls and his talent alone commands attention. Damo was very effective in Castlebar and we will need both firing on Sunday. I am hoping McDaid will start in midfield to counter the influence of Harney. McDaid is an absolute athlete and has been hampered by injury since he returned from Oz. Not unlike your man as both have never had an opportunity for a consistent run in the team. Although you may not want to hear it the D. Murtagh goal in the league final I am hoping is the best thing to happen to us. Well taken bit we never should have afforded him that room. Our defence I don't expect to be as generous on Sunday and do what ye did to us in the 2nd half of the 2019 final. Still though having said all this a 50/50 final.

kiloughter (Galway) - Posts: 1890 - 26/05/2022 15:47:37    2420387

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All this shadow boxing banter from both sets of supporters is a laugh.
This game is very much a 50 50 game. I presume Roscommon will start Kilroy as a sweeper sitting between Stack and our CH back; this would protect against Comer getting the ball and assist the halfbacks on the threat of Conroy and Walsh through the middle. Roscommon has the forwards to hurt this Galway team. I see a very big game for Enda Smith; if he gets to run at the Galway defence, he can be as effective as Walsh to Galway.
It's well documented that Galway will rely on Comer, Walsh and Conroy for most of their scores.
Galway, I see galway trying to get the ball in front of Comer as early as possible as he can expose any defence with his power and pace. Walsh will be all over the place, and it is impossible to man mark; the key is to restrict him from getting into the scoring zones; he'll need to be under pressure every time he shoots.
It will be very tight; I can see Roscommon shading it if they can keep the three leading Galway players quiet.

imformed (Roscommon) - Posts: 144 - 27/05/2022 07:32:59    2420428

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Looked to see how tickets sales were going this morning for the match on Sunday. I was very surprised to see that a whole lot of tickets were still on sale near the front of D section in the stand. I also see that tickets I purchased on ticket master that I printed off in that section seemed to be still on sale. I do not know what the problem is. Has anybody else a problem with this or am I totally mistaken? Not a fan of ticket master at all.

letsgetgoing (Roscommon) - Posts: 77 - 27/05/2022 10:18:43    2420443

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Colm o Rourke and many other posters going for Roscommon as expected.. Unbeaten all year and should continue, their forward line will kill us.. Hopefully we can keep them out and keep a respectable score

Belclare (Galway) - Posts: 736 - 27/05/2022 11:43:50    2420461

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Replying To Belclare:  "Colm o Rourke and many other posters going for Roscommon as expected.. Unbeaten all year and should continue, their forward line will kill us.. Hopefully we can keep them out and keep a respectable score"
Belclare is playing a blinder for Galway

worple (Roscommon) - Posts: 311 - 27/05/2022 12:58:50    2420477

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Replying To letsgetgoing:  "Looked to see how tickets sales were going this morning for the match on Sunday. I was very surprised to see that a whole lot of tickets were still on sale near the front of D section in the stand. I also see that tickets I purchased on ticket master that I printed off in that section seemed to be still on sale. I do not know what the problem is. Has anybody else a problem with this or am I totally mistaken? Not a fan of ticket master at all."
I think a crowd of around 20K is expected. Capacity is just over 26K. The weather is promised fine for Sunday, so I'd say some people are saving themselves a few quid and getting terrace tickets instead of stand.

WanPintWin (Galway) - Posts: 1493 - 27/05/2022 13:14:55    2420479

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Replying To Belclare:  "Colm o Rourke and many other posters going for Roscommon as expected.. Unbeaten all year and should continue, their forward line will kill us.. Hopefully we can keep them out and keep a respectable score"
I heard we won't be playing a sweeper, we are going to play a second keeper to try and keep the ball kicked out to this brilliant Galway side.
Kevin Walsh expects a easy Galway win now that ye have reverted to his much loved style of football and everyone sitting in yer 45.
We hope ye let us have the ball at all ye are that big of favourites.

OhtobeARossie (Roscommon) - Posts: 1675 - 27/05/2022 13:37:30    2420491

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Replying To OhtobeARossie:  "I heard we won't be playing a sweeper, we are going to play a second keeper to try and keep the ball kicked out to this brilliant Galway side.
Kevin Walsh expects a easy Galway win now that ye have reverted to his much loved style of football and everyone sitting in yer 45.
We hope ye let us have the ball at all ye are that big of favourites."
Yawn

galwayman2 (Galway) - Posts: 1029 - 27/05/2022 13:51:45    2420492

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Replying To Belclare:  "Colm o Rourke and many other posters going for Roscommon as expected.. Unbeaten all year and should continue, their forward line will kill us.. Hopefully we can keep them out and keep a respectable score"
Is Colm O Rourke posting on here now? The prediction thread on here it's 24 Galway wins to 11 to Roscommon thus far.

Gaa_lover (USA) - Posts: 2902 - 27/05/2022 15:22:28    2420509

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Anxiously awaiting the team announcement here. Anybody got any updates on player injuries or have we a clean bill of health player wise? I see Ciaran Lennon scored a lovely goal for Clann last night. Pity he's not involved this year. I assume he's just taken a year away from the panel? Can't wait to hit the road tomorrow for Salthill. This will be a mammoth task for our players and management but I have huge faith in them. Best of luck to all and hopefully we're celebrating another Connacht title for the Rossies come 3.30 or so tomorrow afternoon. Ros Comain Abu

ComainRos (Roscommon) - Posts: 59 - 28/05/2022 08:51:00    2420555

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One change to the starting 15 and a surprise with Conor Daly getting his first start this year for McCormack who was a regular starter up to now. The very best of luck to all the Roscommon players and management in Pearse Stadium tomorrow.

The_analyser (Roscommon) - Posts: 3204 - 28/05/2022 10:23:08    2420560

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Replying To The_analyser:  "One change to the starting 15 and a surprise with Conor Daly getting his first start this year for McCormack who was a regular starter up to now. The very best of luck to all the Roscommon players and management in Pearse Stadium tomorrow."
The three Daly brothers in defence .Eoin McCormack will be disappointed. Always glad to see Conor Hussey start for Roscommon. Galway look strong but so do we. Don't think Galway have beaten Roscommon in a Connacht Final in Salthill since 1974.. Best of luck to Roscommon . A big Roscommon support will travel . I still remember being out on the pitch in Salthill after the 2019 win .Let's hope for a repeat tomorrow,

endgame (Roscommon) - Posts: 1767 - 28/05/2022 11:19:09    2420568

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Ros are favourites with all the experts on RTE podcasts etc and they deserve this label.
Its up to Galway to match this challenge. On the day, anything could happen.
Best of luck to both sides on Sunday, 2 good teams on display.

suckvalleypaddy (Galway) - Posts: 1584 - 28/05/2022 11:26:54    2420570

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As a neutral I expect a win for Galway by about 4 points

eoinog (Sligo) - Posts: 1076 - 28/05/2022 12:15:00    2420580

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Replying To Gaa_lover:  "Is Colm O Rourke posting on here now? The prediction thread on here it's 24 Galway wins to 11 to Roscommon thus far."
RoyalDunne is Colm O'Rourke. Sure that's common knowledge.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6766 - 28/05/2022 12:36:53    2420581

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I'll be shouting for the Rossies. If Galway keep their momentum, stay tight at the back and get more scores outside of Conroy, Walsh and Comer I think they'll shade it by a point or two.

GreenandRed (Mayo) - Posts: 6766 - 28/05/2022 12:51:06    2420585

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