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Rossfan:
Now that the Leagues are done and dusted thoughts turn to Championship.
This was a foregone conclusion in most minds up to yesterday.
However oul dogs and hard roads ...I wouldn't dismiss the Rhubarbs yet.
We should be getting to the Final anyway.

GAABoardMod5:
Quarter-finals:

April 17: New York vs Sligo, London vs Leitrim
April 24: Mayo vs Galway
   
Semi-finals:    

May 1: Roscommon vs Sligo/New York
May 8: London/Leitrim vs Mayo/Galway

Final: May 29

Cunny Funt:

--- Quote from: GAABoardMod5 on April 04, 2022, 09:25:59 PM ---Quarter-finals:

April 17: New York vs Sligo, London vs Leitrim  - 7:30pm (Irish time) and 2:30pm
April 24: Mayo vs Galway - 4pm
   
Semi-finals:    

May 1: Roscommon vs Sligo/New York
May 8: London/Leitrim vs Mayo/Galway

Final: May 29

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Throw in times for the first three games

An Fhairche Abu:
Rossies will be in the final anyway, looking really good and have the easy side of the draw, will fancy their chances against whoever comes through the other bracket.

Once promotion was assured then winning the Division Two title wasn't really that important but Roscommon hitting Galway for 1-20 in consecutive weeks wouldn't fill supporters with optimism that the 2022 Connacht title will be heading for Galway in May.
Certainly the scoring returns (albeit against limited Division Two opposition outside of Roscommon) are fine and the conversion rates improved from the start of the league but in terms of the other items that needed to be ticked off the list, it's not looking good. Conceding big scores to the likes of Cork and Offaly was always a red flag and the standard of tackling which seemed to be improving in the FBD and initial league games is gone back to the same non existent stuff that we saw in CP yesterday.
Kickout strategy is a shambles, anyone with a working set of eyes at a Galway game where you can survey the outfield prior to the kickout, will see the horrific position that the goalkeepers are put in, it's criminal at this stage. Galway had a number of instances yesterday in pressure situations where the restart absolutely had to be claimed, that's the time to execute and put players in a position to win, not to have to leave it up to a lumped 50/50 and praying for a fortunate bounce.

That said no one will care about yesterday if Galway can beat Mayo, everything since the Derry game should have been scheduled to peak for that match and whatever else happened, happened.
Hard to believe that was the case but we'll see on the 24th. Certainly it's the last chance saloon for current management, but they face an extremely difficult proposition ahead in Castlebar. The injury ravaged Mayo seen yesterday won't resemble what's going to be in front of Galway in the Connacht q-final when key players return. Mayo have their own problems when it comes to the business end of the year but Horan has had Galway's number every single time and whatever about being suitable for the likes of Tyrone, "Horanball" matches up fantastically well against Galway's weaknesses.

Mayo will rightly be favourites but Rossies very look dangerous if they can get enough ball to their forwards who are shooting the lights out at the moment. Galway heading to Castlebar looking for a huge performance like was given in Owenbeg, anything less and no chance of giving Mayo any rattle.

rosnarun:

--- Quote from: Rossfan on April 04, 2022, 09:07:28 PM ---Now that the Leagues are done and dusted thoughts turn to Championship.
This was a foregone conclusion in most minds up to yesterday.
However oul dogs and hard roads ...I wouldn't dismiss the Rhubarbs yet.
We should be getting to the Final anyway.

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Thats good to know thanks for your vote of confdence

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