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Connacht SFC 2022
« 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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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2022, 09:25:59 PM »
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

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2022, 09:32:19 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

Throw in times for the first three games


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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2022, 10:06:19 PM »
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.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2022, 02:25:01 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.
Thats good to know thanks for your vote of confdence
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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2022, 02:51:07 PM »
I see the London championship game on in Carrick on Shannon early - London have a plane to catch in Knock.  That's, 4pm, the latest flight to London.




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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2022, 03:35:42 PM »
Galway won 50% of their own kickouts in the first 70 minutes of the game, won a few handy ones in injury time after Murtagh got the goal and Roscommon had something to protect. Roscommon struggled too once they had to go long too but the difference was that they were able to get several more short ones away in comparison to Galway. I can't lay the blame at Flaherty either, got no chance of beating Mayo unless that stat changes. Galway got the better of Roscommon in the turnover department though.

Defensively Molloy & Fitzgerald were the biggest culprits whilst Finnerty & Conneely were both very disappointing, neither had any impact on the game. Galway did well

We'll see what happens in 3 weeks, can't say I've much optimism.

« Last Edit: April 05, 2022, 04:12:49 PM by Maroon Manc »

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2022, 04:17:28 PM »
I see the London championship game on in Carrick on Shannon early - London have a plane to catch in Knock.  That's, 4pm, the latest flight to London.

London v Leitrim will be played Ruislip. Big blow to Leitrim with their top scorer Keith Beirne having his red card upheld. The dead rubber against Sligo in round 7 of the league proved costly.
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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2022, 04:42:04 PM »
would an Ireland semi final be considered successful for Roscommon

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2022, 07:53:11 PM »
would an Ireland semi final be considered successful for Roscommon
Most definitely

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2022, 09:13:35 PM »
Get to Qtr Final and be competitive there would be a big advance as apart from the Cork dead rubber and draw with Rhubarbia we were out of our depths in 2017/18/19.
Getting to Semi and be competitive would be great progress.
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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2022, 09:27:03 PM »
Only Mayo would be disappointed just getting to the semi-final stage, Rossies and Galway would take your hand off for it.

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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2022, 10:08:16 PM »
Only Mayo would be disappointed just getting to the semi-final stage, Rossies and Galway would take your hand off for it.
Mayo reaching the semi final is expected and have done so every year Horan has managed them. Roscommon and Galway are not expected to reach the All Ireland semi final but their best hope of doing it is by winning Connacht this summer.
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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2022, 11:00:43 PM »
Are you confident of winning it Rossfan?
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Re: Connacht SFC 2022
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2022, 12:42:42 AM »
Winning Sam?
Probably won't.
Winning Connacht?
Dacent chance.
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