Donegal v Galway

Started by Dougal Maguire, July 01, 2024, 08:29:30 PM

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Maroon Manc

A bit unfair on supporters selling tickets in the Upper Davin before the Upper Hogan, no guarantee I suppose they'll even open the Upper Hogan as they didn't for last Saturday either.

Reckon the logic with this it is that the viewers can't see the empty seats in the Hogan Stand.

Dag Dog

Quote from: GalwayBay1966 on July 02, 2024, 08:11:54 AMI Think Its Wonderfull and Exciting That Two Teams From The West Coast Of Ireland Will Play Each Other In The All Ire Semi
There is a Strong Connection With both Countys both With Our Gaeltach Connections And so Many Donegal People going to College and Working Living In Galway Over The Generations
Connection through language?
Two almost completely different dialects!

Milltown Row2

Galway are favourites because they beat Dublin. I fancy Donegal to win this with a few points to spare, they have managed to have the best route to the semi with a mixture of games played well, could have done better and room for improvement.

Injuries to key players on both sides will play a part and how they both play the ref, it will be a better game that the other I feel for entertainment
None of us are getting out of here alive, so please stop treating yourself like an after thought. Ea

tbrick18

I'm really looking forward to this game.
Both teams have realistic chances if winning the AI, both have got to where they are unexpectedly with the Galway injuries and the donegal form last year.
Well set up, Galway might have a bit too much up front but  nothing would surprise me.
Mcguinness will have donegal primed.

Blowitupref

Championship form

Galway P8 W7 D1 L0.  Scored 9-122 (149) and conceded 1-103 (106) that's an average of 19 points per game and conceded 13.

Donegal P7 W6* L1  (*one win via a shootout) scored 7-132 (153) and conceded 3-99 (108) that's an average of 22 points per game and conceded 15.


Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

Armagh18

Looking forward to this one myself.

No matter who wins this year I think next year there'll be 8 teams genuinely thinking they've a good chance of winning the AI. The 4 semi finalists this year, Derry, Mayo, Dublin and Tyrone could all realistically go on a run.

Cunny Funt

Quote from: Milltown Row2 on July 05, 2024, 12:59:30 PMGalway are favourites because they beat Dublin. I fancy Donegal to win this with a few points to spare, they have managed to have the best route to the semi with a mixture of games played well, could have done better and room for improvement.

Injuries to key players on both sides will play a part and how they both play the ref, it will be a better game that the other I feel for entertainment

And rightly so, how would Donegal have fared against Dublin with it their 3rd match in 14 days when you consider Donegal struggled and lost to Cork when it was 2nd match in 7 days.

Galway haven't lost a championship game by a bit to spare since 2021, the way they set up doesn't allow it but their system also allows teams they should be beating by a bit to spare to stay in games. On the injury front the main question is will two weeks be enough time for Shane Walsh to overcome his hamstring injury, the deciding factor for me in match that will likely be won or lost on fine margins.


Milltown Row2

Mayo beat Dublin, lost the final, there is no given right that beating the Dubs should make you favourites in my view. Sometimes the hype of beating Dublin can be too much, no doubt PJ, who has plenty of experience to draw from will deflect the attention from them
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Blowitupref

Quote from: Milltown Row2 on July 05, 2024, 04:11:16 PMMayo beat Dublin, lost the final, there is no given right that beating the Dubs should make you favourites in my view. Sometimes the hype of beating Dublin can be too much, no doubt PJ, who has plenty of experience to draw from will deflect the attention from them

More than just beating Dublin. Bookies and punters would take into account that Galway reached the 2022 All Ireland final and that match was in the balance going into added time.  Donegal haven't reached All Ireland final since 2014.
Is the ref going to finally blow his whistle?... No, he's going to blow his nose

AustinPowers

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Quote from: Armagh18 on July 05, 2024, 03:32:14 PMLooking forward to this one myself.

No matter who wins this year I think next year there'll be 8 teams genuinely thinking they've a good chance of winning the AI. The 4 semi finalists this year, Derry, Mayo, Dublin and Tyrone could all realistically go on a run.

Most teams could  go on a run if the big guns  were taken out early enough.

This year's championship was  tootling along , all  these matches to see who  Kerry and Dublin will stuff  in the  semi finals.

Then Dublin was beat and suddenly the whole thing opened up. Kerry  probably  have the edge of the 4 teams as they've got over the line in 2022, but  it goes to show if we had an open  championship,  with big guns taking each other out, we could have really interesting championships most  years instead of the usual  cannon fodder, And. the same teams  playing each other when it really matters

Armagh18

Quote from: AustinPowers on July 05, 2024, 06:03:52 PM
Quote from: Armagh18 on July 05, 2024, 03:32:14 PMLooking forward to this one myself.

No matter who wins this year I think next year there'll be 8 teams genuinely thinking they've a good chance of winning the AI. The 4 semi finalists this year, Derry, Mayo, Dublin and Tyrone could all realistically go on a run.

Most teams could  go on a run if the big guns  were taken out early enough.

This year's championship was  tootling along , all  these matches to see who  Kerry and Dublin will stuff  in the  semi finals.

Then Dublin was beat and suddenly the whole thing opened up. Kerry  probably  have the edge of the 4 teams as they've got over the line in 2022, but  it goes to show if we had an open  championship,  with big guns taking each other out, we could have really interesting championships most  years instead of the usual  cannon fodder, And. the same teams  playing each other when it really matters
Goes to show that any of the teams that would be considered in that bracket below Dublin and Kerry can take them out with a big performance, that they really arent that far ahead and Dublin especially will come back into the pack now that the legends are finishing up. 

Captain Obvious

We have entering a decade where All Ireland titles should be shared among a handful of counties. 

armaghniac

Quote from: Captain Obvious on July 05, 2024, 06:53:02 PMWe have entering a decade where All Ireland titles should be shared among a handful of counties. 

It will never be more than a handful in a given decade, and that is much better than one.
If at first you don't succeed, then goto Plan B

Captain Obvious

Quote from: armaghniac on July 05, 2024, 07:08:18 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on July 05, 2024, 06:53:02 PMWe have entering a decade where All Ireland titles should be shared among a handful of counties. 

It will never be more than a handful in a given decade, and that is much better than one.

Last ten years Dublin 7, Kerry 2, Tyrone 1.    I expect the next ten years to be well shared out among 4 or 5 counties. 

Armagh18

Quote from: Captain Obvious on July 05, 2024, 07:15:09 PM
Quote from: armaghniac on July 05, 2024, 07:08:18 PM
Quote from: Captain Obvious on July 05, 2024, 06:53:02 PMWe have entering a decade where All Ireland titles should be shared among a handful of counties. 

It will never be more than a handful in a given decade, and that is much better than one.

Last ten years Dublin 7, Kerry 2, Tyrone 1.    I expect the next ten years to be well shared out among 4 or 5 counties.   
I think (hope) that the 4 semi finalists this year will win at least 1 each this decade.