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Title: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on April 01, 2018, 08:44:18 PM
Well as far as the league is concerned, that's that! Time to start talking about more serious stuff!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 01, 2018, 10:02:53 PM
There's not a whole heap to be said about this match for another 5 weeks or at least until both championship panels are named. The utterly tedious Gunnigan and the Mayo GAA Pravda Forum is the best place for any endless Mayo debate surely?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 02, 2018, 10:20:52 AM
This could be a 100 pager!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 02, 2018, 11:06:20 AM
The gap between Galway and Mayo has been narrowing in recent years.
Last year Galway peaked in May. Mayo didn't.  The championship has a small elite who can beat the rest.  Mayo played on this and were still going in September.

So the match should be quite strategic. .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 02, 2018, 11:37:53 AM
The most anticipated Mayo v Galway clash in years , im guessing the attendance could be a throwback to when a man was a buckeeen , only thing is its very early so there will be no little tubs of ice cream for free with the spoon costing you 50P . Ahh they were the days .  Mchale rd full of greennred bunting , willie joe padden , TJ Kilgallon, Padraig brogan , Noel Durcan ,kevin Mcstay .  More simple times indeed, no aspirations of all Irelands , everyone was more content too. 

Its all cranky nowadays , following Mayo has become less enjoyable in ways even though its the best team we've ever had in my lifetime, its a strange one that.

This game is hard to call, bookies keep shortening the odds on galway since about two weeks ago , Galway started at 15/8 into 6/4 now. 

Keegan a massive loss , higgins not played football all year yet, some really poor performances in the league , all poor actually bar the kildare game . Tyrone game was diabolical . Persisted with caff for too many games . Loftus looks too light for championship. Despite all the good  o donoghue did he still got roasted when tested v Mannion.  Mayo will have to do the most improving to be competitive in this one . Smart money goes on Galway if only for the value.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 03, 2018, 04:49:24 AM
Galway have improved since 2014 when this was recorded https://youtu.be/9In3bD0D4n8
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 03, 2018, 10:15:47 AM
My Mayo connections are very confident about this one.
They reckon Galway have that arrogant 'Fancy Dan' streak in them again, and will come into the game very cocky.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: mouview on April 03, 2018, 12:21:24 PM
My Mayo connections are very confident about this one.
They reckon Galway have that arrogant 'Fancy Dan' streak in them again, and will come into the game very cocky.

We are Galway and will be 'Fancy Dans' when we like; no amount of double-digit Championship defeats will knock that arrogance out of us.  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: sligoman2 on April 03, 2018, 12:49:03 PM
The gap between Galway and Mayo has been narrowing in recent years.
Last year Galway peaked in May. Mayo didn't.  The championship has a small elite who can beat the rest.  Mayo played on this and were still going in September.

So the match should be quite strategic. .

I think the gap might be widening...  In Galways favour
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 03, 2018, 01:13:31 PM
Looking forward to it already although when these games are given the hype which I expect this one to be given they very rarely live up to expectations.

The loser has 3 weeks to prepare for a qualifier so not the end of the world for either team should they lose. David Brady seems to think its all over for Mayo should they lose but we've heard that in the previous 2 years.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 03, 2018, 02:07:12 PM
Looking forward to it already although when these games are given the hype which I expect this one to be given they very rarely live up to expectations.

The loser has 3 weeks to prepare for a qualifier so not the end of the world for either team should they lose. David Brady seems to think its all over for Mayo should they lose but we've heard that in the previous 2 years.

thats david Brady that doesn't remember where he parks his car an hour later
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 03, 2018, 02:16:10 PM
This will be hyped endlessly but the reality is whoever wins or loses these two sides should still make the last 8. I know Mayo are a relatively old panel and have miles on the clock but the qualifiers are about going out and beating teams that are weaker than you. Mayo have struggled to do this but have managed to do it over the last few years. If they end up in this situation they'll do it again. Neither will be too excited about a Connacht title should they go on to win it. It shows how completely broken the championship structure is.

However, Connacht Council need a payday and the GAA need a good start to the championship so there will be relentless talk about this game for the next 5 weeks. The hype will dwarf the importance of the game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 03, 2018, 02:23:47 PM
Whoever loses may make the Super 8 but the addition of three more weekly games to the already tight Quailifer schedule means the odds are seriously stacked against them making the AISF. I doubt Mayo would consider being out before the AISF stage for the first time in in eight seasons as anything close to a success. Massive stakes for them in particular in this game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 03, 2018, 02:38:37 PM
They are confident over on chez Willie Joe.  ;)

Quote
Few reasons why i think we will beat galway in May.

1. We have been complacent the last two years against them in the championship we probably felt the first year was a fluke and last year we were not fully expecting them to beat us again this year is different we will have our homework done and be fully tuned in.

2. Galway have fielded prob 85% starting team all league and are close to peak fitness it won’t be sustainable alot of their team are young fit lads who came from u21 or sigerson our lads are seasond players who are programmed to peak later in the season.

3. We will hopefully have 7 players who started the all ireland back who were missing from the game in pearse stadium.

4. Galway have showed their hand and rochford will 100% have the tools to dismantle it as we have seen him do the past few season.

5. We are a better team with more hunger.

6. Galway are over confident after a good league campaign but in reality they beat a depleted Kerry , Tyrone and Mayo side and they failed to take advantage of a 14 man dublin team missing 1/3 of their first choice 15 if that’s a positive for them sure we only lost to dublin in Feb by 4 also and that team had cian o sullivan,connolly,andrews

 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 03, 2018, 02:40:30 PM
They are confident over on chez Willie Joe.  ;)

Quote
Few reasons why i think we will beat galway in May.

1. We have been complacent the last two years against them in the championship we probably felt the first year was a fluke and last year we were not fully expecting them to beat us again this year is different we will have our homework done and be fully tuned in.

2. Galway have fielded prob 85% starting team all league and are close to peak fitness it won’t be sustainable alot of their team are young fit lads who came from u21 or sigerson our lads are seasond players who are programmed to peak later in the season.

3. We will hopefully have 7 players who started the all ireland back who were missing from the game in pearse stadium.

4. Galway have showed their hand and rochford will 100% have the tools to dismantle it as we have seen him do the past few season.

5. We are a better team with more hunger.

6. Galway are over confident after a good league campaign but in reality they beat a depleted Kerry , Tyrone and Mayo side and they failed to take advantage of a 14 man dublin team missing 1/3 of their first choice 15 if that’s a positive for them sure we only lost to dublin in Feb by 4 also and that team had cian o sullivan,connolly,andrews

More hungry? All that success must have went to Galway’s heads.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: bennydorano on April 03, 2018, 02:44:20 PM
While stating the obvious a game both teams don't want to lose,  especially Mayo I'd imagine, shortest route possible to the S8 is essential to any possible success. They rode their luck a few times last year, without any momentum built - one tricky away back door game and it could be curtains.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: rosnarun on April 03, 2018, 02:52:14 PM
While stating the obvious a game both teams don't want to lose,  especially Mayo I'd imagine, shortest route possible to the S8 is essential to any possible success. They rode their luck a few times last year, without any momentum built - one tricky away back door game and it could be curtains.
mayo want to win because they love to win and beating galway , but it wont affect their chances of winning the all ireland either way.
Mayos game plan only really really works when they give 100%
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 03, 2018, 02:53:44 PM
While stating the obvious a game both teams don't want to lose,  especially Mayo I'd imagine, shortest route possible to the S8 is essential to any possible success. They rode their luck a few times last year, without any momentum built - one tricky away back door game and it could be curtains.

I think the loser should still make the Super 8's to be honest but all it takes is one ropey performance or one tough draw and it could be curtains.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: rosnarun on April 03, 2018, 03:02:47 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 03, 2018, 03:04:10 PM
Looking forward to it already although when these games are given the hype which I expect this one to be given they very rarely live up to expectations.

The loser has 3 weeks to prepare for a qualifier so not the end of the world for either team should they lose. David Brady seems to think its all over for Mayo should they lose but we've heard that in the previous 2 years.

thats david Brady that doesn't remember where he parks his car an hour later

 ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: AZOffaly on April 03, 2018, 03:04:40 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw

Typo. I'd say winner of Qua(rter final) plays Galway,instead of themselves again :)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 03, 2018, 03:06:53 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw


That Connacht GAA website!

Is the U20 going to be a bit of a farces this year? Maybe not for stronger countries but we're definitely going to be missing several players due to them being on U20 panels. Think the rule this year is daft and of course favours those with greater resources.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 03, 2018, 03:08:02 PM
I see the mayo blog has a match report and podcast from the league final, he's really starting to fancy himself as a journo. The ego maniac sure has a real hatred for all things Galway, even managed to criticise Comer who gave a faultless performance.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 03, 2018, 03:12:47 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw


That Connacht GAA website!

Is the U20 going to be a bit of a farces this year? Maybe not for stronger countries but we're definitely going to be missing several players due to them being on U20 panels. Think the rule this year is daft and of course favours those with greater resources.

I thought that although Kerry will probably the team who suffers most, as they'll be missing both O'Se & Clifford.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: ballinaman on April 03, 2018, 03:16:26 PM
I see the mayo blog has a match report and podcast from the league final, he's really starting to fancy himself as a journo. The ego maniac sure has a real hatred for all things Galway, even managed to criticise Comer who gave a faultless performance.
You know you don't have to read/listen to it right ?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Duine Eile on April 03, 2018, 03:18:54 PM
I see the mayo blog has a match report and podcast from the league final, he's really starting to fancy himself as a journo. The ego maniac sure has a real hatred for all things Galway, even managed to criticise Comer who gave a faultless performance.

Thought this was a particular gem  ::):

Comer’s a danger, for sure, but what struck me about him today was how wilful and selfish he often is on the ball. He loves taking possession moving at a million miles an hour but once he has the ball he seems never to look up, forever looking for the opportunity to show he’s the main man.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 03, 2018, 03:20:42 PM
Everyone knows the way to success is to be passive. It’s the founding tennant of our defence.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 03, 2018, 03:21:43 PM
I see the mayo blog has a match report and podcast from the league final, he's really starting to fancy himself as a journo. The ego maniac sure has a real hatred for all things Galway, even managed to criticise Comer who gave a faultless performance.
You know you don't have to read/listen to it right ?

The podcast is always a very good listen when he's not involved.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 03, 2018, 03:38:23 PM
Higgins is back training with Mayo.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 03, 2018, 03:50:49 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw


That Connacht GAA website!

Is the U20 going to be a bit of a farces this year? Maybe not for stronger countries but we're definitely going to be missing several players due to them being on U20 panels. Think the rule this year is daft and of course favours those with greater resources.

I thought that although Kerry will probably the team who suffers most, as they'll be missing both O'Se & Clifford.


I'm sure they're replacing them with lads that would get on most other county teams anyway.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 03, 2018, 04:21:35 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw


That Connacht GAA website!

Is the U20 going to be a bit of a farces this year? Maybe not for stronger countries but we're definitely going to be missing several players due to them being on U20 panels. Think the rule this year is daft and of course favours those with greater resources.

I thought that although Kerry will probably the team who suffers most, as they'll be missing both O'Se & Clifford.

I don't think the most considering as they have the pick of three All Ireland minor winning teams. The rule is all the more daft when you see Hurling U20 championship to be will have players allowed to play both the under-age competition and senior, unlike football. This years U20 championship scheduled for June is a farce also as a lot of players won't be able to play due to leaving cert exams.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 03, 2018, 06:44:01 PM
Have Galway withdrawn from u20 championship according to http://connachtgaa.ie/fixtures-results/ they don't seem to be in the Draw


That Connacht GAA website!

Is the U20 going to be a bit of a farces this year? Maybe not for stronger countries but we're definitely going to be missing several players due to them being on U20 panels. Think the rule this year is daft and of course favours those with greater resources.

I thought that although Kerry will probably the team who suffers most, as they'll be missing both O'Se & Clifford.

I don't think the most considering as they have the pick of three All Ireland minor winning teams. The rule is all the more daft when you see Hurling U20 championship to be will have players allowed to play both the under-age competition and senior, unlike football. This years U20 championship scheduled for June is a farce also as a lot of players won't be able to play due to leaving cert exams.

Given games are on Saturdays (at least in Connacht) the few Leaving Certs on U20 panels will probably either start anyways (if they’re essential) or be on the bench.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 03, 2018, 06:49:39 PM
Off subject but have a team ever been 8/13 or odds on of any kind to win the all Ireland before the championship starts?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: macdanger2 on April 03, 2018, 09:26:53 PM
Higgins is back training with Mayo.

Mighty news, will be great to have him back
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 03, 2018, 11:20:07 PM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 03, 2018, 11:39:32 PM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?

Well he'd have the strength alright but the thing with Comer is he has a fair turn of pace too. Donaghy was never going to run away from O'Shea last year.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: ashman on April 03, 2018, 11:48:10 PM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?

If Comer is 1 v 1 with AOS we are talking carnage .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 03, 2018, 11:55:08 PM
Strong & fast beats strong & slow every day of the week.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 04, 2018, 12:00:17 AM
Strong & fast beats strong & slow every day of the week.

Also not being able to tackle is a bit of a hindernce for a full back.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: galwayman on April 04, 2018, 09:13:44 AM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?
Not a chance.
Harrison or Higgins I would think will pick Comer up.
Or possibly Barrett who has played in the fb line in the past.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 04, 2018, 09:28:11 AM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?
Not a chance.
Harrison or Higgins I would think will pick Comer up.
Or possibly Barrett who has played in the fb line in the past.


I'd say Barrett is their best bet.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 04, 2018, 09:30:30 AM
Off subject but have a team ever been 8/13 or odds on of any kind to win the all Ireland before the championship starts?

I'd presume Kerry in 1980 were
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 04, 2018, 09:43:59 AM
Off subject but have a team ever been 8/13 or odds on of any kind to win the all Ireland before the championship starts?

I'd presume Kerry in 1980 were
Meath in 2001 as well
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 04, 2018, 12:57:17 PM
Off subject but have a team ever been 8/13 or odds on of any kind to win the all Ireland before the championship starts?

I'd presume Kerry in 1980 were
Meath in 2001 as well

Very much doubt it , remember im not talking about the final itself , im talking about now as in before the championship starts.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 04, 2018, 01:00:36 PM
Don't mind Seafoid, he's always mad to talk about 2001, otherwise known as 'the year Meath hammered Kerry and no one cares what happened after that.'
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 04, 2018, 01:24:01 PM
Don't mind Seafoid, he's always mad to talk about 2001, otherwise known as 'the year Meath hammered Kerry and no one cares what happened after that.'
Otherwise known as the long slide to Division 3 and everyone blame Boylan.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 04, 2018, 01:25:22 PM
Don't mind Seafoid, he's always mad to talk about 2001, otherwise known as 'the year Meath hammered Kerry and no one cares what happened after that.'

Thats true jinxy and if ya beat Kerry by that much in a semi final , should be given Sam maguire there and then , fook the final.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: weareros on April 04, 2018, 01:42:20 PM
No one remembers who beats Kerry in a semi-final. You have to beat them in a final and only then might you get a picture hanging in a pub in Dingle out of respect.

If Mayo cut loose like they did against us in replay, they will win. They are a championship team but have at best one more good year in them to try and reach promised land.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 04, 2018, 01:44:21 PM
We were the people's champions in 1991 & 2001.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Unlaoised on April 04, 2018, 02:33:25 PM
We were the people's champions in 1991 & 2001.

I doubt anyone other than Meath really were fond of ye back then or ever!!!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Unlaoised on April 04, 2018, 02:36:50 PM
Going back to the Topic on board I can't wait for this game it really should be a great game and it could go either way.With winning the province much more important than it ever was I can see blood and guts on the line here.

Funny thing is Roscommon could beat either of them anyway....

The West is awake and I wouldn't be surprised to see the three teams mentioned above in the Super 8 !
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 04, 2018, 03:24:47 PM
Going back to the Topic on board I can't wait for this game it really should be a great game and it could go either way.With winning the province much more important than it ever was I can see blood and guts on the line here.

Funny thing is Roscommon could beat either of them anyway....

The West is awake and I wouldn't be surprised to see the three teams mentioned above in the Super 8 !

Mayo have three games to win Connacht , two of them games against top ten teams , there is no argument that the front door is by far the best option for Mayo especially but Galway too , Roscommon also but to a lesser extent I suppose .

How we approach this game tactically will be interesting , pack the defence , play a sweeper and break like the hammers of hell. Cutting supply to comer is more vital than match ups although I expect Barrett to get to know comer up and personal on the day, crowe is another option also, hes a fair unit too. 

And ffs will ye Galway hoors get out the road and actually attend the game, ye have to be the worst supporters in the west by a mile .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 04, 2018, 03:26:45 PM
Don't mind Seafoid, he's always mad to talk about 2001, otherwise known as 'the year Meath hammered Kerry and no one cares what happened after that.'


Up until the drawn final in 2016 it was the only football final I missed since 1993. Watched it in a bar in Ayia Napa after a Fearon-esque dates mixup.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: shark on April 04, 2018, 03:35:20 PM
Don't mind Seafoid, he's always mad to talk about 2001, otherwise known as 'the year Meath hammered Kerry and no one cares what happened after that.'


Up until the drawn final in 2016 it was the only football final I missed since 1993. Watched it in a bar in Ayia Napa after a Fearon-esque dates mixup.

93 was my first final. Got soaked.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: macdanger2 on April 04, 2018, 09:45:38 PM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?
Not a chance.
Harrison or Higgins I would think will pick Comer up.
Or possibly Barrett who has played in the fb line in the past.


I'd say Barrett is their best bet.

Vaughan maybe an option
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 05, 2018, 10:23:35 AM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Tubberman on April 05, 2018, 10:58:23 AM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

Yep, club championship going ahead in Mayo. Galway going all guns so...
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 05, 2018, 11:08:11 AM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

Yep, club championship going ahead in Mayo. Galway going all guns so...

I'd say in response to Mayo's week away.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 05, 2018, 11:27:07 AM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Substandard on April 05, 2018, 11:30:44 AM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Mayo Mick (or is that his name?!!)- he's that size and a bit, so it'd only need a few more like him to tighten up space!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 05, 2018, 11:33:59 AM
That's uncalled for , not that mick would give a shite what some rude b oll ix on here says but dont see why you should be allowed get away with personal insults.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Duine Eile on April 05, 2018, 11:44:23 AM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: magpie seanie on April 05, 2018, 11:48:05 AM
Aidan O'Shea to full back?
Not a chance.
Harrison or Higgins I would think will pick Comer up.
Or possibly Barrett who has played in the fb line in the past.


I'd say Barrett is their best bet.

Vaughan maybe an option


If he can keep the head. Doubt Barrett would get ruffled at all.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: westbound on April 05, 2018, 12:00:05 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Ground capacity is not just based on how many can actually fit on the terraces.

I don't know specifically about mchale park, but there are lots of other factors taken into consideration.

For example
- access into the stadium (including number of turnstiles, access roads etc.)
- Exits (how quickly can the stadium be emptied in case of an emergency)
- No. of toilet facilities (there is a formula that all stadia, racecourses etc. must meet (I can't remember the formula but it was x number of male toilets per 1000 people and y number of female toilets per 1000 people)

Incidents such as hillsborough and the bradford fire in the UK are very much to the forefront of the safety guys when they are calculating capacities.

I'm not saying that they get the capacities correct, but there is a lot more to it than just how big the terrace is!

And I'd suggest they know a LOT more about it than me!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 05, 2018, 12:04:24 PM
Fair enough I understand but still think its a bit ridiculous.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 05, 2018, 12:26:18 PM
So much for April as month of the club. ::)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: galwayman on April 05, 2018, 01:47:27 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 05, 2018, 02:24:53 PM
Ahh lads will ye shtop , trying to convince yourselves this game is not a big one for Galway . Its massive , honestly thats the truth. Wouldnt be surprised if Corofin are just nominated for 18 so as the whole county can just focus on may 13th.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 05, 2018, 02:26:54 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.

April was supposed to be the month for clubs, though..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: galwayman on April 05, 2018, 02:30:44 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.

April was supposed to be the month for clubs, though..
True true. There are a good number of league games being played in April I think.
Personally I’d prefer if the championship started in April.
Just has never been the way in Galway up to now at any rate.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 05, 2018, 02:56:11 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.

April was supposed to be the month for clubs, though..
True true. There are a good number of league games being played in April I think.
Personally I’d prefer if the championship started in April.
Just has never been the way in Galway up to now at any rate.

How many club league games has Galway county players played this year and when will the club championship start now?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Duine Eile on April 05, 2018, 04:12:33 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.

April was supposed to be the month for clubs, though..
True true. There are a good number of league games being played in April I think.
Personally I’d prefer if the championship started in April.
Just has never been the way in Galway up to now at any rate.

How many club league games has Galway county players played this year and when will the club championship start now?

I think some lower divisions may have played a round of league games already but division 1 gets started this weekend, I'm presuming the county players will play but you never know. championship is starting weekend after Mayo game, 19th/20th May which has usually been the weekend it gets started, the last few years anyway.  To be honest I don't see any point in starting it any earlier when it drags on until October even if April is officially for clubs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 05, 2018, 04:16:29 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

That article is slightly misleading given that the championship in Galway has started mid May for as long as I can remember, it's just this year the Galway Mayo game is about a month earlier than normal. Better off starting it as late as possible anyway seeing as there's no games for July and most of August. There's 2 or 3 rounds of league action this month to keep the clubs going.
It's totally misleading. Hogan Stand also states that club championship has been "postponed" until after the Mayo game.
It hadn't been fixed for prior to that game in the first place.
Championship always starts somewhere between mid May and the end of May.
It started on the weekend of 13th May last year.

April was supposed to be the month for clubs, though..
True true. There are a good number of league games being played in April I think.
Personally I’d prefer if the championship started in April.
Just has never been the way in Galway up to now at any rate.

How many club league games has Galway county players played this year and when will the club championship start now?

First round of the club championship is the weekend after Mayo v Galway. It's often the weekend after Galway's first game if Galway have a Connacht championship match in May.

Division 3 and 4 of the league played some games last weekend but division 1 and 2 have their first games this weekend and are out again the following weekend.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 05, 2018, 04:49:05 PM
There's always the possibility of a drawn game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: From the Bunker on April 05, 2018, 06:46:48 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

McHale park Capacity is 38,000!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: manfromdelmonte on April 05, 2018, 06:51:01 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

McHale park Capacity is 38,000!
Bull
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 05, 2018, 08:44:46 PM
I remember in 2004, at the Mayo v Roscommon Connacht final there was in excess of 35k given as the attendance. That was before the new stand was built.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 05, 2018, 08:47:34 PM
I remember in 2004, at the Mayo v Roscommon Connacht final there was in excess of 35k given as the attendance. That was before the new stand was built.

Health and saftey has long since reduced those numbers. Probably why a capacity of 28,000 is being quoted.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: ballinaman on April 05, 2018, 09:10:51 PM
I remember in 2004, at the Mayo v Roscommon Connacht final there was in excess of 35k given as the attendance. That was before the new stand was built.
The Mexican wave... :-[
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: From the Bunker on April 05, 2018, 09:55:42 PM
No championship games in Galway prior to the Mayo game.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/galway-to-get-clear-run-at-mayo-as-club-action-delayed-469124.html


Is their senior championship this weekend in Mayo?

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/full-house-signs-being-prepared-five-weeks-before-mayogalway-showdown-36776364.html

Capacity at 28,000 in McHale Park, must be a fair chance of getting close to that next month.

McHale park Capacity is 38,000!
Bull

When is the last time you were in McHale Park?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: From the Bunker on April 05, 2018, 09:57:57 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacHale_Park
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacHale_Park)


Hyde Park is supposed to hold 25k and Salthill 26.5K! McHale Park is a lot bigger than both those!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 05, 2018, 11:19:55 PM
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacHale_Park
 (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacHale_Park)


Hyde Park is supposed to hold 25k and Salthill 26.5K! McHale Park is a lot bigger than both those!

The Hyde doesn't hold 25k. In the event of ye doing the dirt and losing to Galway there is serious remedial work that will need to be carried out at Hyde Park before the Prentmiester will let us host Galway in the Connacht final.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 05, 2018, 11:48:14 PM
Hyde could fit in about 30k but our licence is only for 18.5k last I heard.
If we meet Galway in the CF well have to ask Croker (who manage our finances) to build a wall and install modern digital turnstiles. That and an army of  portaloos might see us get allowed around 23k.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 06, 2018, 03:04:17 PM
When did HP become "the Hyde" ?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 06, 2018, 03:24:03 PM
Hyde could fit in about 30k but our licence is only for 18.5k last I heard.
If we meet Galway in the CF well have to ask Croker (who manage our finances) to build a wall and install modern digital turnstiles. That and an army of  portaloos might see us get allowed around 23k.
Not counting the children and some officials that got in for free there was 23,149 at the Connacht final 3 years ago in Hyde Park since when did the capacity get set for 18.5k? 20K is what is needed to host a Connacht final i believe
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 06, 2018, 03:46:28 PM
There had to be some works done  (plus  lorry loads of portaloos) to get a licence up to 23/25 K that year.
What I hear now is that a wall and modern digital turnstiles  (cost €100k) have to be built before it can hold a CF.
Seaf she's been know as the Hyde as long as I remember.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 06, 2018, 03:57:27 PM
There had to be some works done  (plus  lorry loads of portaloos) to get a licence up to 23/25 K that year.
What I hear now is that a wall and modern digital turnstiles  (cost €100k) have to be built before it can hold a CF.
Seaf she's been know as the Hyde as long as I remember.

I wonder what type of health&safety risk an old fashioned turnstile poses versus a digital modernised version ?

Also can never get my head around why all these stadiums dont build proper toilet facilities , its not that difficult or that expensive , tap into the suir pipe already there , dig a foundation , pour some concrete, a few thosand caavity blocks , a couple of brickies and a cheap roof. Sin e
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 06, 2018, 05:09:33 PM
HQ/Prenty can see how many people go through a digital stile I presume.
Not that it matters in the Hyde as they're all Connacht Council people issuing tickets and taking the €s.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: rosnarun on April 06, 2018, 05:41:47 PM
When did HP become "the Hyde" ?
a little while before it became HP
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Wildweasel74 on April 06, 2018, 06:48:51 PM
Expect Mayo to turn Galway over! If higgins hadn't seen the line last year Mayo would have won the game! Galway have improved vastly in the meantime: whereas Mayo may have gone bck! I still expect them to be Dublin's biggest challengers
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 06, 2018, 08:46:46 PM
Expect Mayp to turn Galway over! If higgins hadnt seen the line last year Mayo would have won the gamr!

Don't think last year will have any bearing on this year either way. Different conditions, different players, different coaches involved, different mindsets, players a year older which helps some but not others. All be on the day.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: seafoid on April 07, 2018, 10:47:16 AM
Mayo are still focused on Sam so this match isn't very important.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 07, 2018, 10:59:45 AM
Loser will face 8 games to get to the Final.
Winner 7  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 07, 2018, 11:01:14 AM
Loser will face 8 games to get to the Final.
Winner 7  ;)

Eight in quick succession is the difference.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 07, 2018, 11:04:16 AM
Loser will face 8 games to get to the Final.
Winner 7  ;)

Sickening Roscommon arrogance on a Mayo Galway thread.

Sligo might have something to say about it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 07, 2018, 11:06:04 AM
Also not taking into consideration two of them seven games still have a lifeline .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 07, 2018, 11:07:11 AM
Loser will face 8 games to get to the Final.
Winner 7  ;)

Sickening Roscommon arrogance on a Mayo Galway thread.

Sligo might have something to say about it.

They won’t. No more than Leitrim (or God forbid, New York).
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 07, 2018, 04:27:01 PM
Loser will face 8 games to get to the Final.
Winner 7  ;)

Sickening Roscommon arrogance on a Mayo Galway thread.

Sligo might have something to say about it.

Sligo have to beat London first something they couldn't do in 2013.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Manning18 on April 09, 2018, 03:22:18 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: rosnarun on April 09, 2018, 04:05:16 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 09, 2018, 04:15:54 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 09, 2018, 05:17:40 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 06:40:02 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: MayoBuck on April 09, 2018, 06:42:46 PM
Were the Galway players playing for their clubs at the weekend?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: shark on April 09, 2018, 07:10:02 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 07:17:20 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: shark on April 09, 2018, 07:40:11 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 07:54:34 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: shark on April 09, 2018, 08:11:25 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

I'll simplify it so, if it really is that difficult to follow my point.

You claimed it to be weird that a county board in serious debt haven't had much bother spending big on their senior football team. My point is that those who are responsible for the debt (Mayo county board) would not have access to large amounts of money spent on the senior footballers if they wanted to spend it on anything other than the senior footballers (like paying down debt, for example).

Their county board aren't choosing to spend it on their senior footballers instead of paying down debt. They don't have that choice to make. And maybe that is a bit weird, or at least it would be if we weren't talking about the GAA.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 09, 2018, 09:52:19 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.
O yes, they are! ;D ;D
Have you forgotten already what happened when the players wanted a new management and set about getting one. You were squawking louder than most on this board about the lads' temerity not to meekly accept anyone or anything the county board saw fit to put in charge. Not a single Mayo person nor a single reporter on any paper or radio channel gave two flying f**ks about what you or anyone else thought then, or now.).
And they still don't!
Thanks for all the time you spend telling us how to run our own affairs; we do appreciate your concern but we are happy the way things are and I don't know a single Mayo person who'd pay for your professional advice either.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 09:59:04 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

I'll simplify it so, if it really is that difficult to follow my point.

You claimed it to be weird that a county board in serious debt haven't had much bother spending big on their senior football team. My point is that those who are responsible for the debt (Mayo county board) would not have access to large amounts of money spent on the senior footballers if they wanted to spend it on anything other than the senior footballers (like paying down debt, for example).

Their county board aren't choosing to spend it on their senior footballers instead of paying down debt. They don't have that choice to make. And maybe that is a bit weird, or at least it would be if we weren't talking about the GAA.

Rephrasing it doesn’t change the fact you’re trying to make an unrelated point. Mayo should be fundraising to service their debts and not in their endless quest to win Sam Maguire at any cost. That is a simple fact you and Lar (who ran away with his tail between his legs from the last thread) and anyone else can not get around.

Mayo and John Prenty’s white elephant in Castlebar was one of the greatest hiests of GAA money outside of Dublin in living memory. Maybe only topped by Frank Murphy’s nonsense in Cork. They have to live in that reality and you can be damn sure the rest of Connacht will continue to remind them of that fact.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 09, 2018, 10:22:09 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

I'll simplify it so, if it really is that difficult to follow my point.

You claimed it to be weird that a county board in serious debt haven't had much bother spending big on their senior football team. My point is that those who are responsible for the debt (Mayo county board) would not have access to large amounts of money spent on the senior footballers if they wanted to spend it on anything other than the senior footballers (like paying down debt, for example).

Their county board aren't choosing to spend it on their senior footballers instead of paying down debt. They don't have that choice to make. And maybe that is a bit weird, or at least it would be if we weren't talking about the GAA.

Rephrasing it doesn’t change the fact you’re trying to make an unrelated point. Mayo should be fundraising to service their debts and not in their endless quest to win Sam Maguire at any cost. That is a simple fact you and Lar (who ran away with his tail between his legs from the last thread) and anyone else can not get around.

Mayo and John Prenty’s white elephant in Castlebar was one of the greatest hiests of GAA money outside of Dublin in living memory. Maybe only topped by Frank Murphy’s nonsense in Cork. They have to live in that reality and you can be damn sure the rest of Connacht will continue to remind them of that fact.
WTF? ;D ;D ;D
What thread did I run away from?
 Syf, a spell in the nearest home for the bewildered would do you a power of good.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: whitey on April 09, 2018, 10:32:02 PM
Cant fathom ground capacity stuff at all, stand is 10k,so thats saying its only what 6k in other three ends , lets guess 7k in albany and bacon factory end with 5k on the other side . Wtf like how do health and safety come to these figures is it based on all patrons been 30stone , 8ft tall and 4ft wide.

Because the place is a hovel. Those low concrete slabs for sitting shouldve been levelled years ago, they're a serious safety hazard. I'll forever remember someone claiming it was an all seater stadium a few years back because he wanted Castlebar included in Irelands RWC bid. We won't delve into the brand new stand with concrete bars blocking everyone's line of vision as it's the only functioning part of the ground.
apparently thise bars save €1 million or more when they were put in

should have gone for the dearer version when the plan for payment was to default and have Croke Park bail out

Can you explain "bailout " to an aul thicko like meself as I keep thinking it sounds as if mchale park stand is no longer a debt for Mayo county board.

For a county in supposedly serious debt ye haven’t had much bother spending millions on your amateur senior IC footballers. Weird that.

It really isn't that weird. Major outside funding sources (mainly from London in Mayo's case) are not interested in paying down debt. They want their money spent in one place only, the county senior team. The debt is the county board's problem, not the Mayo senior football team's problem. Where Mayo are unusual, from what I can see, is that as of the past couple of years they have included these sources in their published figures. They didn't do that in the Horan era, and many other counties have never done it.

The senior mens inter-county football team is entirely an instrument of the county board, whether the O'Sheas or the O'Connors think it is or not. They are not divsable entities.

They are when it comes to funding the senior football team. If you want to believe that their county board are raising the funds to keep the show on the road, then go ahead and believe that.

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

I'll simplify it so, if it really is that difficult to follow my point.

You claimed it to be weird that a county board in serious debt haven't had much bother spending big on their senior football team. My point is that those who are responsible for the debt (Mayo county board) would not have access to large amounts of money spent on the senior footballers if they wanted to spend it on anything other than the senior footballers (like paying down debt, for example).

Their county board aren't choosing to spend it on their senior footballers instead of paying down debt. They don't have that choice to make. And maybe that is a bit weird, or at least it would be if we weren't talking about the GAA.

Rephrasing it doesn’t change the fact you’re trying to make an unrelated point. Mayo should be fundraising to service their debts and not in their endless quest to win Sam Maguire at any cost. That is a simple fact you and Lar (who ran away with his tail between his legs from the last thread) and anyone else can not get around.

Mayo and John Prenty’s white elephant in Castlebar was one of the greatest hiests of GAA money outside of Dublin in living memory. Maybe only topped by Frank Murphy’s nonsense in Cork. They have to live in that reality and you can be damn sure the rest of Connacht will continue to remind them of that fact.

WTF are you talking about....White Elephant

McHale Park has the best location of any of the Connaught Stadiums with major roads going North South East and West.  It has an abundance of parking in every possible direction too.   FFS theres even a train station that the Rossies from Aothlone, Roscommon and Castlerea can take to within a few hundred yards of the Stadium.   


Its also a 40 minute straight shot from Knock Airport and I know for a fact that the Manchester, London, and East Midlands flights are full whenever theres a big Mayo game.

 Those flights would be full of Rossies if you guys were a final in McHale Park
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 09, 2018, 10:40:11 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Duine Eile on April 09, 2018, 11:32:58 PM
Were the Galway players playing for their clubs at the weekend?

A lot of them did yes.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: whitey on April 09, 2018, 11:49:00 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 09, 2018, 11:53:05 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium

I don’t think you’ve ever managed to post a single sentence that a sane person could agree with.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: stephenite on April 10, 2018, 02:35:28 AM
Mayo should be fundraising to service their debts and not in their endless quest to win Sam Maguire at any cost.

Why not do both?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 10, 2018, 08:56:37 AM
Sickening Roscommon take over of a Mayo Galway thread.  ::) ::) ::)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Hound on April 10, 2018, 09:26:06 AM
Sickening Roscommon take over of a Mayo Galway thread.  ::) ::) ::)
A cmon, Syf's brain may be wired different than the rest of us, but when you accept that and know he doesn't mean anything by it, he's actually great entertainment.

Here's a selection of some recent quotes from him from only the last couple of weeks - it's almost like he's trying to describe on particular person!
Quote
I don’t think you’ve ever managed to post a single sentence that a sane person could agree with.

Why do you keep setting up straw men in the vain hope that they will resemble a good point?

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

You’re starting to show yourself up.

I would say you’re divorced from reality

You’re a cry baby.

A lot of words to say very little.

The semantic arguments the posts have fixated on are just incredible.

The sheer din of odious stupidity hasn’t stopped I see

You have clearly marked yourself out as someone who is living in a world far removed from most people

By the way, when was the exact moment you became a parody of yourself?

You've been outed - you don't get to play the role of a respectable commenter on this topic.

But, sure, go ahead and keep at it and see how many people take you seriously.

Nearly as predictable as your stance on everything in this thread.

Go on, try to work your way out of this hole.

Did you actually read what he said before you fell over yourself?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Rossfan on April 10, 2018, 09:49:36 AM
Only for I know who he is I'd be convinced he's a total makey up WUM .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 10, 2018, 09:57:48 AM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium

if they faced the right direction they would see it in the Hyde also and where did i mention pearse stadium as being suitable
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Unlaoised on April 10, 2018, 10:33:44 AM
Really hard to call this one should be a cracker ...April can't end quick enough!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 10, 2018, 11:26:25 AM
Will Galway bate Mayo?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 10, 2018, 12:09:33 PM
Sickening Roscommon take over of a Mayo Galway thread.  ::) ::) ::)
A cmon, Syf's brain may be wired different than the rest of us, but when you accept that and know he doesn't mean anything by it, he's actually great entertainment.

Here's a selection of some recent quotes from him from only the last couple of weeks - it's almost like he's trying to describe on particular person!
Quote
I don’t think you’ve ever managed to post a single sentence that a sane person could agree with.

Why do you keep setting up straw men in the vain hope that they will resemble a good point?

You’re trying very hard to move the goalposts, but it isn’t going to work for you.

You’re starting to show yourself up.

I would say you’re divorced from reality

You’re a cry baby.

A lot of words to say very little.

The semantic arguments the posts have fixated on are just incredible.

The sheer din of odious stupidity hasn’t stopped I see

You have clearly marked yourself out as someone who is living in a world far removed from most people

By the way, when was the exact moment you became a parody of yourself?

You've been outed - you don't get to play the role of a respectable commenter on this topic.

But, sure, go ahead and keep at it and see how many people take you seriously.

Nearly as predictable as your stance on everything in this thread.

Go on, try to work your way out of this hole.

Did you actually read what he said before you fell over yourself?

Stick to the day job of making excuses for Paddy Jackson.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Tubberman on April 10, 2018, 12:25:54 PM
Have you any holidays planned Syf?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 10, 2018, 12:36:22 PM
Mayo leaving the country on this week away they've planned?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 10, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
Four players dropped from Mayo panel according to the Mayo News. Freeman, McDonagh, Gibbons and Newcombe.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: ballinaman on April 10, 2018, 01:14:05 PM
Mayo leaving the country on this week away they've planned?
Leaving the county....not country.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Blowitupref on April 10, 2018, 02:12:35 PM
A 4pm throw in has been confirmed.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Manning18 on April 10, 2018, 04:50:29 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium

I don't think too many visitors have ever wanted to go into a pub in Castlebar full stop. The venue is hardly well connected by roads considering the lack of a motorway and the state of some roads in Mayo, saying it's better located than Salthill isnt saying much considering the problems there. As an overall town for a day/weekend out though it leaves a lot to be desired. Doubt there'll be much of an overnight gang for this one
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 10, 2018, 04:57:00 PM
move it to Croke park I say
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: whitey on April 10, 2018, 06:09:57 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium

I don't think too many visitors have ever wanted to go into a pub in Castlebar full stop. The venue is hardly well connected by roads considering the lack of a motorway and the state of some roads in Mayo, saying it's better located than Salthill isnt saying much considering the problems there. As an overall town for a day/weekend out though it leaves a lot to be desired. Doubt there'll be much of an overnight gang for this one

Believe whatever you want. Castlebar is a great town

Compared to both Hyde Park and Salthill its very easy to get to, to park at, and get get away afterwards. 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Blowitupref on April 10, 2018, 07:42:52 PM
Mchale park a better location than the Hyde......... my hole.........


And we played in a McHale park Connsvht final  since  Mayo have

Haha....I have never heard of anyone having to leave McHale park and watch the game in a pub because they couldn't see a fvckin thing, unlike the Hyde.

And I never heard of people having to turn around and go home after sitting in traffic for three hours while on the way to McHale park, which is a regular occurrence for Mayo people on the way to Pearse Stadium

I don't think too many visitors have ever wanted to go into a pub in Castlebar full stop. The venue is hardly well connected by roads considering the lack of a motorway and the state of some roads in Mayo, saying it's better located than Salthill isnt saying much considering the problems there. As an overall town for a day/weekend out though it leaves a lot to be desired. Doubt there'll be much of an overnight gang for this one

Believe whatever you want. Castlebar is a great town

Compared to both Hyde Park and Salthill its very easy to get to, to park at, and get get away afterwards.
Tuam had more of buzz to it than Castlebar has for championship games.

Have been to all three grounds for Connacht finals over the years. I have found Hyde Park the easiest to get to,park and get away from afterwards while Salthill is the worse but i normally park in the City and walk out to save the hassle.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: whitey on April 10, 2018, 08:53:15 PM
Anywhere can be the easiest to get in and out if if you live the same side of town as the stadium or if you can skirt the town to get parking near the stadium

I haven't been in the Hyde for years, but anytime I was there before that  it was a nightmare
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 10, 2018, 08:57:10 PM
Anywhere can be the easiest to get in and out if if you live the same side of town as the stadium or if you can skirt the town to get parking near the stadium

I haven't been in the Hyde for years, but anytime I was there before that  it was a nightmare

For the love of God stop digging.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 10, 2018, 09:41:19 PM
Anywhere can be the easiest to get in and out if if you live the same side of town as the stadium or if you can skirt the town to get parking near the stadium

I haven't been in the Hyde for years, but anytime I was there before that  it was a nightmare

Results wise or access wise ???
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: macdanger2 on April 10, 2018, 11:19:25 PM
Four players dropped from Mayo panel according to the Mayo News. Freeman, McDonagh, Gibbons and Newcombe.

Two minutes for Freeman at the end of the Donegal game, hard to take considering the injuries / lack of options we have in the forwards.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 10, 2018, 11:24:29 PM
Four players dropped from Mayo panel according to the Mayo News. Freeman, McDonagh, Gibbons and Newcombe.

Two minutes for Freeman at the end of the Donegal game, hard to take considering the injuries / lack of options we have in the forwards.


An insult to a fine footballer
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 10, 2018, 11:26:48 PM
Four players dropped from Mayo panel according to the Mayo News. Freeman, McDonagh, Gibbons and Newcombe.

Two minutes for Freeman at the end of the Donegal game, hard to take considering the injuries / lack of options we have in the forwards.
Meanwhile Cian Hanley apparently will be part of the Mayo championship panel even though he hasn't played a inter county game since 2014 and that was a minor game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: whitey on April 10, 2018, 11:59:33 PM
Anywhere can be the easiest to get in and out if if you live the same side of town as the stadium or if you can skirt the town to get parking near the stadium

I haven't been in the Hyde for years, but anytime I was there before that  it was a nightmare

Results wise or access wise ???

Haha...Ive had more good days than bad in the Hyde including 1985 and 1989, but my last trip was probably the lowpoint in the history of Mayo football.... 1994
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: moysider on April 11, 2018, 12:47:49 AM
Four players dropped from Mayo panel according to the Mayo News. Freeman, McDonagh, Gibbons and Newcombe.

Two minutes for Freeman at the end of the Donegal game, hard to take considering the injuries / lack of options we have in the forwards.
Hmmm. Asked back for the FBD. Gone again until we were bled out and asked to bench v Donegal. Gone again. I dunno what to make of that. Not reading anything into that tbh. Things happen. Horan dropped Parson's a few years ago. Nobody called it out at the time. Horan is writing a lot about the game and on tv. Nobody - as far as I know have asked him why he dropped a lad that was in his early 20's and had represented his country in the Aussie thing?
 Meanwhile, Treacy has been dispatched to the development squad. Understandable. He wasn't fit to play league so..... In fact, even though he did warm up for club game at weekend he did not play.
 Still Horan's team and it is no brainer why that is the case. However if you take it on a bit: there are 11 still on the panel that lost to Sligo and Longford back in 2010. That means that the core of this team was Johnno's vision. Bless.

An insult to a fine footballer
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 11, 2018, 09:48:54 AM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Tubberman on April 11, 2018, 09:53:51 AM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Mayo Club 51 on April 11, 2018, 12:17:25 PM
Mayo v Galway throw in time 4pm.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: rosnarun on April 11, 2018, 04:11:16 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: highorlow on April 11, 2018, 08:06:35 PM
Freeman got a few starts in the FBD this year so the 2 mins is inaccurate. He was marked out of the club match at the weekend.

I’m more concerned with our lack of back-up in midfield.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: larryin89 on April 11, 2018, 08:38:10 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

Fair point .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on April 12, 2018, 12:00:17 PM
Jesus McHale part will be jammers with the big match,
Pearse stadium will be jammers the same day for ed Sheehan it's win, win for the gaa.
off course they will have the match on a big screen sure doesent ed only love the "Galway girl",what's the chances of him giving a bar of "the green and red of mayo".All in all it promises to be a great day whoever you support.it will set the record for the most county jerseys ever uat a music concert!😁
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 12, 2018, 01:00:51 PM
Jesus McHale part will be jammers with the big match,
Pearse stadium will be jammers the same day for ed Sheehan it's win, win for the gaa.
off course they will have the match on a big screen sure doesent ed only love the "Galway girl",what's the chances of him giving a bar of "the green and red of mayo".All in all it promises to be a great day whoever you support.it will set the record for the most county jerseys ever uat a music concert!😁

Thank God we're heading to Ed on the 12th.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Jinxy on April 12, 2018, 02:03:33 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 12, 2018, 02:47:23 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 12, 2018, 03:04:53 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.

agree with you there Syferus
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on April 12, 2018, 03:22:21 PM
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[15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. /quote]

34 mins he got. But then again when you and facts get together it’s like a bad pint. Fu.ck off to some other thread ya cowboy.

Barry Regan was playing at the peak of his powers back then and never got a look in. Coulda woulda shouda
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 12, 2018, 03:26:23 PM
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[15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF.

34 mins he got. But then again when you and facts get together it’s like a bad pint. Fu.ck off to some other thread ya cowboy.

How sure are you? https://m.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-football/dublin-are-all-ireland-champions-29597446.html

He was subbed off in the 26th minute. Oops. Egg on your face, ‘cowboy’.

Horan subbed him out far too early - it’s as simple as that and ranting at a poster isn’t going to distract from that fact.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 12, 2018, 03:31:45 PM
27th in most reports for the mercurial Mikey Conroy...
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 12, 2018, 04:54:25 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 12, 2018, 04:59:18 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

That was the excuse used publically, yes. If you don't know the rest of the story you're either lying or very poorly informed about your own county.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 12, 2018, 05:35:12 PM
Honestly,  some awful made up rubbish been posted here. This high stool type narrative about how Aido picks the team etc is the biggest load of crap ever to do the rounds, absolutely no basis for it whatsoever.  And now our Rossie friend here who is totally obsessed with all things mayo is trying to make out hes privy to information regarding the substitution of Alan Freeman in 13 final.

Will ya just shtop for the love of gawd.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 12, 2018, 05:50:45 PM
Any word if Brendan Harrison is back or is he still injured?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 12, 2018, 05:54:42 PM
Any word if Brendan Harrison is back or is he still injured?

Pretty sure I read he didnt tog for Aghamore last weekend.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mano on April 12, 2018, 06:17:57 PM
Honestly,  some awful made up rubbish been posted here. This high stool type narrative about how Aido picks the team etc is the biggest load of crap ever to do the rounds, absolutely no basis for it whatsoever.  And now our Rossie friend here who is totally obsessed with all things mayo is trying to make out hes privy to information regarding the substitution of Alan Freeman in 13 final.

Will ya just shtop for the love of gawd.
From my recollection of the 13 final Freeman was doing quite well. Conroy didn't make much of an impact as a sub.

Things were very frosty between Horan and Freeman in Coca-Cola (where they both worked) afterwards.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: ballinaman on April 12, 2018, 06:37:18 PM
Any word if Brendan Harrison is back or is he still injured?
Unlikely to feature
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on April 12, 2018, 06:39:32 PM
Any word if Brendan Harrison is back or is he still injured?
Unlikely to feature
Plenty of back up with Keith Higgins and Chris Barrett and Donal Vaughan all likely to feature v Galway.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 12, 2018, 08:22:21 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

That was the excuse used publically, yes. If you don't know the rest of the story you're either lying or very poorly informed about your own county.
Syf, my son, you have problems that have nothing to do with what I know about Mayo football or about the Paddy Jackson either. I am genuinely concerned that you have anger management issues and serious ones at that. You have passed out Tubberman as the greatest serial abuser on this board and that's some achievement.
If you think you can lecture me about my my knowledge without knowing who I am or what I do, you are deluding yourself.
Look Syf, you are losing the plot, whether you accept this or not. You should talk to someone in a position to help you with your problems.
I'm being genuine here by the way. Anything you or anybody else on this board won't bother me too much but you have me worried.
Chill out..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 12, 2018, 08:53:11 PM
I suspect he may be on th'oul drugs sadly.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 12, 2018, 09:02:01 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

That was the excuse used publically, yes. If you don't know the rest of the story you're either lying or very poorly informed about your own county.
Syf, my son, you have problems that have nothing to do with what I know about Mayo football or about the Paddy Jackson either. I am genuinely concerned that you have anger management issues and serious ones at that. You have passed out Tubberman as the greatest serial abuser on this board and that's some achievement.
If you think you can lecture me about my my knowledge without knowing who I am or what I do, you are deluding yourself.
Look Syf, you are losing the plot, whether you accept this or not. You should talk to someone in a position to help you with your problems.
I'm being genuine here by the way. Anything you or anybody else on this board won't bother me too much but you have me worried.
Chill out..

Don't drag me into your battle of the bullshitters, thanks.
If I walked into a pub and saw either of you sitting at the bar pontificating, I'd turn on my heel and head for the next watering hole and thank my lucky stars I had been spared.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 12, 2018, 09:07:02 PM
There's an ignore function on here, I can't understand why it's not used more if the posts of any particular user are of no value to you.

That said if there was stricter moderation (which I would not be in favour of) on here all of the Mayo/Rossie guff posted in this thread, which has nothing to do with the upcoming match, would be deleted.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 12, 2018, 09:09:51 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 12, 2018, 09:14:37 PM
I have one of them on ignore to spare myself, but I decided to post a reply for the craic - more for reaction than anything I must admit.
on the match, we have every reason to be fearful given our home record and Galway's resurgence, but it's hard to see us losing 3 years in a  row to Galway! Dublin yes, but Galway!?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Syferus on April 12, 2018, 09:21:43 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

That was the excuse used publically, yes. If you don't know the rest of the story you're either lying or very poorly informed about your own county.
Syf, my son, you have problems that have nothing to do with what I know about Mayo football or about the Paddy Jackson either. I am genuinely concerned that you have anger management issues and serious ones at that. You have passed out Tubberman as the greatest serial abuser on this board and that's some achievement.
If you think you can lecture me about my my knowledge without knowing who I am or what I do, you are deluding yourself.
Look Syf, you are losing the plot, whether you accept this or not. You should talk to someone in a position to help you with your problems.
I'm being genuine here by the way. Anything you or anybody else on this board won't bother me too much but you have me worried.
Chill out..

You've really outdone yourself this time.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 12, 2018, 11:00:06 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: whitey on April 13, 2018, 01:13:13 AM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.

He might have gotten a haircut above in Paddy Joes and the Cukoo call has been ringing in his ears ever since
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on April 13, 2018, 02:05:50 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.
You really are full of yourself coming out with stuff like that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 13, 2018, 02:31:56 PM
12 pages about a match but nothing about the match.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 13, 2018, 02:36:57 PM
There's an ignore function on here, I can't understand why it's not used more if the posts of any particular user are of no value to you.

That said if there was stricter moderation (which I would not be in favour of) on here all of the Mayo/Rossie guff posted in this thread, which has nothing to do with the upcoming match, would be deleted.
Very true. Most threads of any interest on this board these days degenerate into this kind of off topic bullshit.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 13, 2018, 02:40:19 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.
You really are full of yourself coming out with stuff like that.
I may well be but if you take a look at his recent posts on the Paddy Jackson related threads as well as recent ones here, you will find that just about everyone of them is loaded with abusive and childish name calling with little or no relevance to what he is replying to. You might also care to check the number of other posters that have pulled him up on this and objected to his comments. When you have finished, you can come back here and tell me if you still think I'm wrong.
Okay?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: guy crouchback on April 13, 2018, 03:01:49 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on April 13, 2018, 03:06:28 PM
I'll be checking nothing on your behest with your faux concern for another poster and the arrogance to diagnose.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 13, 2018, 03:15:16 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 13, 2018, 03:32:08 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 13, 2018, 03:40:32 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)

2016 was a Saturday night too and probably only about 1000 of us supporting Galway, would imagine there'll be a few more from Galway this time around and reckon a few more from Mayo too. I'd say a few neutrals might make the trip up too.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 13, 2018, 03:41:07 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)
Was at the 2016 game it had light drizzle early on and was a mild enough night. I do expect more Galway supporters to travel which is why about 6,000 more should be at this game than 2016.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 13, 2018, 03:54:08 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)
Was at the 2016 game it had light drizzle early on and was a mild enough night. I do expect more Galway supporters to travel which is why about 6,000 more should be at this game than 2016.

With 216 seats to spare! :)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on April 13, 2018, 04:02:40 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)

2016 was a Saturday night too and probably only about 1000 of us supporting Galway, would imagine there'll be a few more from Galway this time around and reckon a few more from Mayo too. I'd say a few neutrals might make the trip up too.
The Connacht Junior final is on before the Mayo v Galway senior game that might bring a few extra supporters from Sligo,Leitrim or Roscommon if they reach the final of that competition.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 13, 2018, 04:20:59 PM
12 pages about a match but nothing about the match.

What did one expect when the thread was started so far out from the game itself? Especially when you consider the 'grounds' shite that gets spewed every year by everyone (from Roscommon anyway) - claiming theirs is the best etc. I am truly sick of it at this stage.

Also there's not much to say about the match as of yet either.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: mayoman dan on April 13, 2018, 05:00:06 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

The rumour about Freeman having the flu in the build up to the final is simply not true.It was a disastrous decision to take him off
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Dubhaltach on April 13, 2018, 08:35:24 PM
i dont know if this has been mentioned already but the capacity of mc hale park for this game will be 28,000. well below what the ground can comfortably hold.
this will put a bit of pressure on tickets.

21,784 at the Mayo v Galway game in 2016 and 22,046 at the meeting last year. Its a hyped up game but i think the attendance this year will be less than 28,000

You would expect a lot more Galway interest this year than in 2016, plus it was a shitty day weather-wise in 2016.
I would say it will definitely be threatening the 28k mark - and I predict people complaining "how the fck is that a sellout!?" when they see all the space on the concrete slabs :)

I'd be sceptical about that 28,000 figure. It came from a Martin Breheny article where he gave no direct quote stating the capacity was 28,000. My guess is that he pulled it out of his hole, as usual.   
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Orchard park on April 13, 2018, 09:06:27 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

The rumour about Freeman having the flu in the build up to the final is simply not true.It was a disastrous decision to take him off

Correct on both counts despite the James Horan fan club here. A clearly injured cunniffe was left on way too long also. Never noticed o'carroll concussed or o gara on one leg. Took off Seamus and left on a non performing Aidan.  It was A horror show my mgmt
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 15, 2018, 12:09:44 AM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

The rumour about Freeman having the flu in the build up to the final is simply not true.It was a disastrous decision to take him off
Nah, he had flu or a heavy cold alright, according to the father of an Aghamore player, but I know there were other reasons as well that made relations between JH and the Freemans rather stretched. It may be that Alan's father wasn't too happy with Horan. But the fact is,  Alan was not having one of his better days . He had a couple of halfhearted scoring attempts blocked down and I felt he just wasn't getting stuck in.Dunno if taking him off although was a good idea.
There were others who weren't playing well either and given Freeman's display in the semi,  I'd have left him on a bit longer in the hope that he'd rediscover his form.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: mayoman dan on April 15, 2018, 12:30:52 AM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

The rumour about Freeman having the flu in the build up to the final is simply not true.It was a disastrous decision to take him off
Nah, he had flu or a heavy cold alright, according to the father of an Aghamore player, but I know there were other reasons as well that made relations between JH and the Freemans rather stretched. It may be that Alan's father wasn't too happy with Horan. But the fact is,  Alan was not having one of his better days . He had a couple of halfhearted scoring attempts blocked down and I felt he just wasn't getting stuck in.Dunno if taking him off although was a good idea.
There were others who weren't playing well either and given Freeman's display in the semi,  I'd have left him on a bit longer in the hope that he'd rediscover his form.

Well according to a man that played in the last A vs B game before the final Freeman didnt have any flu or cold leading into the final.In the A vs B game the B team hammered the A team by about 7 points with Freeman and Mikey Conroy doing most of the damage.Not your ideal preperation for an all ireland final.If Horan had started both Freeman and Conroy Andy and probably Cillian would have missed out.Horan opted for Freeman but was anxious to get Conroy in as soon as possible.The stories about colds flus and Richie Feeney busting both Horan and Dillon are all nonsense.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May (throw-in time TBC)
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 15, 2018, 01:28:23 PM
Very good performances in his debut season in 2010 v Sligo and Longford. A good game v Tyrone in 13 . Mostly negative contributions for the rest of his time , a tendency to shy away from 50/50 balls , a complete no no for inter county.   it was 2015 v Dubs I seen him with my two fooking eyes yellow out of a 60/40 in his favour when it was melting pot time . His fans never seem to see whats obvious to others.

Unfortunately accurate.
no point in slagging him off at this point.
he did his stint for mayo and should be thanked for it

A good footballer with plenty of talent but probably just lacking a bit of an edge to his game.

He's no worse than the likes of Evan Regan or Conor O'Shea. But I suppose you've more juice to stick on the panel when your big brothers are calling the shots and the manager doesn't want to offend them.

If Horan had some sense he'd have left him on for more than 15 minutes  in the 2013 AI final, a year where he was in All-Star form and had been MotM in the AISF. Probably cost Horan and Mayo an AI.
Come off it Syf, Alan hadn't been able to take a full part in training in the previous week because he had a bad dose of the flu. Horan took a gamble on his fitness and lost.  Alll that was reported in the local papers at the time.

The rumour about Freeman having the flu in the build up to the final is simply not true.It was a disastrous decision to take him off
Nah, he had flu or a heavy cold alright, according to the father of an Aghamore player, but I know there were other reasons as well that made relations between JH and the Freemans rather stretched. It may be that Alan's father wasn't too happy with Horan. But the fact is,  Alan was not having one of his better days . He had a couple of halfhearted scoring attempts blocked down and I felt he just wasn't getting stuck in.Dunno if taking him off although was a good idea.
There were others who weren't playing well either and given Freeman's display in the semi,  I'd have left him on a bit longer in the hope that he'd rediscover his form.

Well according to a man that played in the last A vs B game before the final Freeman didnt have any flu or cold leading into the final.In the A vs B game the B team hammered the A team by about 7 points with Freeman and Mikey Conroy doing most of the damage.Not your ideal preperation for an all ireland final.If Horan had started both Freeman and Conroy Andy and probably Cillian would have missed out.Horan opted for Freeman but was anxious to get Conroy in as soon as possible.The stories about colds flus and Richie Feeney busting both Horan and Dillon are all nonsense.
I have no particular reason to believe any version of Freeman’s subbing that I’ve heard over any other but I believe that if there are several possible answers to a problem, the simplest one is probably the best.
I can well believe that what your informant told you about the A v B game is correct; after all, that’s what you would expect.
He had a great game in the semi and I would say he was MOTM that day. With his confidence sky high, he would have carried his form forward into the training sessions and you’d expect into the final also. He was always a confidence player.
In my opinion all the forwards, with the exception of Andy, were playing badly right from the start- nowhere near as good as they were in the previous game.

Freeman wasn’t the worst but he was not playing very well either. So Horan took him off and replaced him with Mickey Conroy.
But if Conroy and Freeman were the standout players in the final trial, why weren’t both playing from the start?
Why would Horan opt to start Freeman but be anxious to replace him with Conroy at the same time?  If he was, that would be an unnecessary substitution at a relatively early stage of the game. That would not make sense.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 15, 2018, 05:24:39 PM
Anyway, that's all  history now and there is no point in rehashing conspiracy theories.
I'd like to get the thread back on-topic again and leave the past where it belongs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mayoman dan on April 15, 2018, 08:22:28 PM
Anyway, that's all  history now and there is no point in rehashing conspiracy theories.
I'd like to get the thread back on-topic again and leave the past where it belongs.

Agree 100% Lar.What happened happened lets leave it where it belongs and look forward to giving Galway a good hammering on the 13th
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mayoman dan on April 15, 2018, 08:24:28 PM
Id imagine we will have Vaughan on Comer with Higgins sweeping in front of him.Dont see any of our other backs with the physicality and size for him
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 16, 2018, 08:05:10 AM
Id imagine we will have Vaughan on Comer with Higgins sweeping in front of him.Dont see any of our other backs with the physicality and size for him

At whose expense?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 16, 2018, 10:10:53 AM
A few years ago Mayo wouldn't have been paying attention to any Galway forward
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 16, 2018, 01:33:29 PM
The boys of 98 had their 20th anniversary lunch over the weekend. Few articles in the papers about them over the weekend. Including this "where are they now?" effort in the Examiner. Always great to catch up with what lads are up to these days.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/football/a-tribe-of-brothers-1998-was-a-special-year-for-galway-football-469455.html (https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/football/a-tribe-of-brothers-1998-was-a-special-year-for-galway-football-469455.html)



The marauding de Paor, the fielding of Walsh, the dash of Donnellan, the jinks of Ja and the poise of Padraic Joyce — the Galway team of 1998 are among the most stylish All-Ireland winners of recent decades; an iconic team dripping with talent in every line.

Most of them cemented their legends by following up that win over Kildare with a second All-Ireland title, overcoming Meath in 2001.

And 20 years after that first breakthrough title they gathered yesterday in the City of Tribes to share golden memories at an event sponsored by the Galmont Hotel, Murray Spelman Insurance & Finance, and the Tribesmen GAA Supporters’ Club.

Among them was captain Ray Silke, an ever-present rock in the half-back line of 1998. He recalls a special year for Galway football and profiles the heroes that made it possible.

1 Martin McNamara (Corofin)

‘Mac’ had a super 1998. His form was outstanding that spring when Corofin defeated Erin’s Isle (Dublin) in the All-Ireland club final and he went from strength to strength from there.

Stunning place-kicker when on his game and a player who was well ahead of his time with his ability to find teammates with both short and long restarts. Always cool in possession.

An All-Star that season, McNamara was a huge factor in Galway’s All-Ireland success.

Owned his own pub for a good few years in Tuam and is now a highly sought-after coach for clubs in both Galway and Mayo.

2 Tomás Meehan (Caltra)

A Hogan Cup winner with St. Jarlath’s College in 1994, “Mossie” was a slight corner-back who had lots of pace.

Very good reader of the game. His motto was ‘get it and lay it off’.

Made a crucial save in the last few minutes of the final from Kildare’s Brian Murphy that kept Galway’s goal intact.

One of his finest personal displays was in the All-Ireland club final against An Gaeltacht in 2004 when he did a very fine job shadowing Kerry’s Darragh Ó Sé.

Graduate of DCU and Trinity, Tomás works as the chief information officer in Croke Park.

3 Gary Fahey (Killanin)

Fahey had made his debut with Galway back in 1992 and was a very experienced inter-county full-back in 1998.

A physically strong player with a tremendous attitude, he always gave his best and was very professional in his approach. Rarely kicked the ball, preferring to hand-pass or punch the ball to a better placed teammate.

Did a top class man-marking job on Mayo’s John Casey in the crucial Connacht first round game, holding him scoreless. Went on to captain Galway to 2001 success when the Tribesmen defeated Meath by nine points, 0-17 to 0-8.

Gary’s eldest daughter plays soccer with Ireland at U15 level.

An engineer by professsion, he works as a regulatory affairs director in Athlone.

4 Tomás Mannion (Monivea/Abbey)

Magnificent player. Superb in the semi-final, cleaning out Joe Brolly (Derry) who was substituted early doors by Brian Mullins.

Challenged Michael Donnellan as man-of-the-match in the final, totally outplaying Kildare’s danger man Martin Lynch from corner-back.

Pound for pound one of the best sportsmen Galway ever produced, he collected senior hurling and football county medals with his club and was a very accomplished rugby and soccer player too.

Rarely beaten, due to his pace, power, and all-round footballing ability, he was hugely respected by the entire panel and one of the first names on John O’Mahony’s team sheet if injury free.

Missed the final in 2000 with back injury, however he was at centre-back in 2001.

Farmer by profession.

5 Ray Silke (Captain, Corofin)

Corofin captain and centre-back in March 1998 when the club broke new ground in the province as the first Connacht club to annex the Andy Merrigan Cup on St Patricks Day.

Won seven senior county medals and three provincial medals with Corofin and provincial medals with Galway in 1995, 1998, and 2000.

Hard-working and efficient wing-back who made up for a lack of real pace with very good reading of the game.

Galway captain again in 1999 when the county was beaten by Mayo in the provincial final in Tuam Stadium, and corner-back in 2000 when Galway lost out to Kerry in AIF.

GAA columnist with the Galway Advertiser and regular analyst on RTÉ Radio 1 Sport and contributor to the Irish Examiner. Teaches Economics and Business and coaches football at Coláiste Iognáid SJ in Galway city.

6 John Divilly (Killkerrin/Clonberne)

‘Divo’ was known as ‘John Delivery’ by many Galway supporters due to the Scud missiles he regularly powered down to the forward division.

His long clearance created Derek Savage’s goal against Mayo and Padraig Joyce’s crucial goal in the final.

Had good hands and enjoyed breaking out of defence when in possession.

Has excelled in coaching in the past few years and has led UCD to a number of recent Sigerson Cup victories.

Works in recruitment in Dublin with PJ Recruitment and is a GAA columnist with the Irish Examiner.

7 Seán Óg de Paor (Carraroe)

Fantastic wing-back with a real eye for attack. Possibly the best number 7 in the game for seven or eight years from 1995 to 2002 and made the Galway team of the century.

Scored many inspirational and spectacular points, including two fine efforts in the All-Ireland final — the first a real gem at the end of Michael Donnellan’s awesome run.

Collected All-Stars in 1998 and 2001.

Former Galway senior selector and currently coaches underage football in Oranmore/Maree and in St Mary’s college in Galway city where he teaches.

8 Kevin Walsh (Killanin)


Inspiring player in the 1998 set-up. Huge and powerful man who could win a phenomenal amount of ball around the middle, and use it well, as evidenced by the All-Stars he collected in ‘98, ‘01 and 2003.

Struck up a terrific relationship with Martin McNamara who seemed to be able to find him with kick-outs when Galway’s need was greatest.

Rarely if ever lost a throw-in and was one of the team’s most important players, well able to score from distance.

Was Sligo manager for a few years and is currently in his fourth year as Galway senior manager leading the county to a provincial title in 2016 and the Division 2 title in 2017.

Works in the financial services area.

9 Seán Ó Domhnaill (Carraroe)

Had a great season in 1998 culminating in his awesome point from a colossal distance in the All-Ireland final. Also raised a white flag in the semi-final.

A very powerfully built and tall man, Seán was very difficult to beat in the air and was a perfect foil for Walsh who used to pick up a lot of the pieces from Ó Domhnaill.

Has coached a few clubs in Galway and worked on TG4’s The Underdog in the past and was a regular on Seó Spóirt.

Manager of a Community Development organisation in Carraroe and is also a retained firefighter with the Carraroe Fire Service.

10 Shay Walsh (Glenamaddy)

‘Mattie’ as he was called by most of the panel was a very good fielder and also a really accomplished free-taker.

Came on for Fergal Gavin in the semi-final win over Derry and held his place for the final.

Shay was one of the most popular members of the Galway panel due to his humility and terrific wit.

Interestingly, the only positional change to any starting team in Galway’s six-game run (including the replay with Roscommon in Connacht final) to the All-Ireland victory was at right half-forward — with Paul Clancy (twice), Declan Meehan, Tommy Joyce, Fergal Gavin, and Shay Walsh all starting championship games in the number 10 jersey.

Shay lives in Galway city and works with Irish Water.

11 Ja Fallon (Tuam Stars)


Ja was a really sensational Gaelic footballer and also a very talented rugby player. He had it all.

Pace, power, great swivel, huge levels of skill, great hands, and an outstanding left peg.

‘Jinky Ja’, as he was known, scored three fantastic points in the final including a stunning sideline effort from under the Hogan Stand.

His second-half performance was central to Galway winning.

The Tuam Stars man suffered a lot with injuries — knee and shoulder — and missed the 2000 final with Kerry before bouncing back for an All-Ireland win in 2001.

Won All-Stars in 1995 when he was team captain and in 1998.

Works as a postman in Tuam and is a retained firefighter with Tuam Fire service.

12 Michael Donnellan (Dunmore McHales and Salthill/ Knocknacarra


‘Donners’ had searing pace and was the fastest player on the Galway panel.

He was sheer poetry in motion when in full flight.

His acceleration and ball-soloing ability was breath-taking and his lung-bursting sprint up the pitch in the 1998 All-Ireland final was voted the greatest GAA moment of all time a decade ago.

Serious pedigree — ‘an inch of breeding is worth a tonne of feeding’ — and both his grandfather and father also won All-Ireland medals with Galway.

Won a Hogan Cup title with St Jarlath’s in 1994 and was a crucial player for Salthill/Knocknacarra when they won the All-Ireland club title in 2006.

Player of the Year in 1998 and also deservedly won All-Stars in 2000 and 2001.

Works as a trainer in Allergan in Knocknacarra Business Park in Galway.

13 Derek Savage (Cortoon Shamrocks)


Savage was a class number 13. For a physically small man he was a really tough nut and ‘Savo’ knew how to take care of himself.

Had superb close ball control and allied to real pace and a low centre of gravity he was very hard marked.

Won a Sigerson Cup in UCD and another All-Ireland medal in 2001 and was a magnificent servant for his club who he played with at adult level for about 20 years.

An engineer by trade, he works as Vision Platforms & Technology R&D Director at Valeo in Tuam.

14 Padraic Joyce (Killererin)

Most prolific and stylish inside forward in Ireland for a few seasons in the late 90s and early noughties.

PJ had a serious eye for goal and a really sweet left foot, shooting 10 points in the 2001 All-Ireland final and Galway’s only goal in 1998.

Won six Connacht championships, his last was in 2008 when he scored 1-3 as team captain from centre-forward.

Collected three All-Stars.

Became the team’s playmaker later in his career from centre-forward. Retired from inter-county action in November 2012 and from club football only three years ago.

Captained Ireland in the International Rules series and later joined up as a selector with Joe Kernan.

Padraic runs a very successful recruitment business for the construction sector called PJ Personnel that is based in Tuam and Dublin.

15 Niall Finnegan (Salthill/ Knocknacarra)


Niall was the team’s free-taker in 1998 and saved our bacon in the drawn game with Roscommon in Tuam Stadium when he scored a tremendous equaliser from distance with a wet ball in injury-time.

Very underrated player nationally, but not within the panel.

Notched four points in the All-Ireland final win.

Possibly his best display with Galway was in 1997 when he hit 0-9 from full-forward in a narrow defeat to Mayo.

Works as a solicitor in Dublin.

Subs

16 Pat Comer (Salthill/Knocknacarra and Carraroe)


Comer or ‘PC’, as he was known to the panel, was coming to the end of his career in 1998 having won Connacht titles with Galway from 1984 to 1995.

Was Ireland’s goalkeeper in the International Rules in 1990.

Won county senior titles with both Salthill in 1990 and Carraroe in 1996.

A filmmaker by profession, he made the documentary A Year ‘Til Sunday which recorded the 1998 season and has made several highly successful documentaries since — including one on the Ó hÁlpín family.

17 Paul Clancy (Moycullen)

Clancy was picked to start against both Mayo and Leitrim in the early rounds of the Connacht Championship before he suffered a broken bone in his leg.

Did not recover from that injury until just before the All-Ireland final when he came on as a second-half substitute.

Was wing-forward for a good few years after 1998 and won another All-Ireland medal in 2001 lining out at centre-forward.

Subsequently won provincial medals at centre-back.

Has managed a number of club sides and is the current manager of his home club, Moycullen.

Works with the ESB.

18 Declan Meehan (Caltra)

‘Tas’ — short for Tasmanian Devil — was also the known as the ‘Pocket Rocket’. Plied his trade as a forward back in 1998.

Deccie saw action in a few championship games that season as a wing-forward, however, when he went to wing-back in 2000 and 2001 he really came to national prominence and won All-Stars in that position two years in a row.

Scored a stunning goal in the All-Ireland final replay against Kerry in 2000 and was outstanding against Meath in the 2001 final.

Won an All-Ireland club medal with Caltra in 2004.

Works in Offaly County Council.

19 Fergal Gavin (Mountbellew/ Moylough)

Very good and experienced midfielder who started the All-Ireland semi-final against Derry at wing-forward.

Was unfortunate that Walsh and Ó Domhnaill gelled so well together and became an unbreakable partnership.

A move to Dublin with work curtailed his Galway career in subsequent years.

His son — Darren Gavin — won an All-Ireland U21 medal with Dublin in 2017 at midfield.

20 Tommy Joyce (Killererin)

‘Tom The Bomb’ was a fantastic passer of the ball and had terrific positional sense.

Was a key member of the 1998 panel and came on against Mayo, Leitrim, and Roscommon and started the replay against the Rossies at wing-forward.

Was on the 2000 team and the 2001 winning team as a free spirit/third man midfielder which gave scope to his many talents.

Like Padraic, Tommy won four county senior titles with Killererin.

Has coached a few senior clubs in Galway over the past few years.

21 Damien Mitchell (Menlough)

Came on in the replay of the Connacht final at centre-back and did a superb job on Fergal O’Donnell.

Was really close to a starting spot in the All-Ireland semi-final, but missed out with a hamstring injury.

Had been a regular with Galway for a few years and was terrific in the 1995 season which ended in defeat to Tyrone in the All-Ireland semi-final.

Married to Mary Barrett from Kerry whose father JJ Barrett won All-Ireland medals with the Kingdom.

Works as an engineer in Galway County Council.

22 Richie Fahey (Killanin)


Came on as a substitute in the drawn 2000 All-Ireland final and started the replay. Won a medal at left corner-back in 2001. Galway senior selector for a few years. Works in the family coving business.

23 Brian Silke (Corofin & St Sylvesters, Dublin)

Won an All-Ireland minor medal with Galway in 1986 alongside Kevin Walsh and Tomás Mannion.

Collected county senior medals as team captain with St Sylvesters (Dublin) in 1997, and with Corofin in 2000.

Current Galway senior selector and father of Galway defender Liam Silke.

Chartered accountant by profession.

24 Kevin Fallon (Tuam Stars)

Won a county medal with Tuam in 1994. First cousin of Ja Fallon and a very tidy corner-back. Works as an electrician in NUIG.


Other panel members:


Kevin”Terry” McDonagh (Carraroe)

Powerful forward or midfielder. Won a county medal with Carraroe in 1996. Works in medical area.

Michael Cloherty (Carna/Caiseal)

Won a Hogan cup in 1994 on the St Jarlath’s ‘Dream Team’ and played U21 with Galway. Runs the family- owned Carna Bay Hotel in Carna.

Padraig Boyce (Oughterard)

Powerful midfielder who starred at U21 level with Galway. Tremendously positive guy and great man to have in any dressing room. Detective in Dublin.

Micheál Geoghegan (Leitir Móir)

Very good defender who always gave his utmost to the cause. Hugely popular member of the panel who lived in Boston for a good few years. Lives in Killanin now where he coaches underage teams.

Robin Doyle (St James)
Former St Mary’s college player who starred at colleges and underage level. A garda based in Donegal.

Tommy Wilson (Killererin)
Super club and U21 player with Galway. Was a regular on the 1995 and 1996 Galway senior teams.


Management team


John O’Mahony (Ballaghaderreen, Co Mayo)


‘Johnno’ was a hugely experienced manager when he arrived to Galway in the autumn of 1997 having led Mayo to the All-Ireland final in 1989, and Leitrim to a Connacht title in 1994.

His timing in taking the Galway job was impeccable and he was a key piece in Galway’s successful jigsaw in 1998.

Commanded immediate respect from the Galway squad and got the likes of Ja Fallon and Kevin Walsh — neither of whom had played in the 1997 Connacht championship — back on board, which was a crucial move.

His experience of having been there previously with Mayo was a major positive for Galway in the run-up to the 1998 final.

Was a meticulous planner and put in hours of preparation for each championship game when he was in charge of Galway.

Also managed Galway to the 2001 All-Ireland final win over Meath and stayed in situ until 2004, managing Galway to two more provincial titles in 2002 and 2003.

John returned to manage Mayo subsequently for a season or two.

O’Mahony retired from teaching at St Nathy’s college early, and then served two terms in the Dáil as a Fine Gael TD for Mayo — from 2007 to 2016.

Currently a senator after being nominated by Enda Kenny in 2016.

Johnno is currently involved with the Leitrim football set-up.

Stephen Joyce (Clonbur)

Joyce was a talented forward for Galway in the 1980s, winning a good few Connacht titles and he played in the 1983 All-Ireland final defeat to Dublin.

Is still heavily involved in Galway football and was the Galway minor manager for the past few years. He is retired from Eircom.

Peter Warren (Tuam Stars)

‘Waldo’ was a top club midfielder with the Stars in the 1980s and he added a larger-than-life presence to the management team.

Since he finished as a Galway selector he has managed several clubs in both Galway and Mayo.
 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 16, 2018, 05:16:10 PM
Listened to the offtheball podcast on Saturday GBB which had Ray Silke, Sean Og De Paor & Ja Fallon on, the main thing I'd take from it was how highly they all rated Donnellan.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 16, 2018, 05:42:54 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.

I'm only getting to this now, but this is something that needs to be addressed.

I've seen some horrid stuff flung on this board over the most begin of topics, and plenty of it in my direction. Frankly I couldn't care less what you or anyone else thinks of me. But what you've done in two successive posts here is probably the most egregious and disgusting nonsense I've yet seen.

Literally attacking a poster's mental health, and then swearing blind that you are doing so not as a joke or some poorly-judged attempt to put that poster down. If you are indeed serious it shows an unbelievable level of ego and condescension on your part while if, as is likely, you did indeed use it as a prop in an attempt to diminish a poster it shows an incredible callousness to a serious issue that plenty of people suffer from. If you knew people who had suffered from mental health issues you may not have been so fast to throw it around in a thread about 20-something year-olds kicking a piece of leather around a field. You could do serious harm to people with the attitude you displayed in this thread.

For someone who claims to be very experienced, you have a hell of a lot left to learn about life. I have lost all respect I had for you.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 16, 2018, 06:02:49 PM
Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 16, 2018, 06:08:57 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.

I'm only getting to this now, but this is something that needs to be addressed.

I've seen some horrid stuff flung on this board over the most begin of topics, and plenty of it in my direction. Frankly I couldn't care less what you or anyone else thinks of me. But what you've done in two successive posts here is probably the most egregious and disgusting nonsense I've yet seen.

Literally attacking a poster's mental health, and then swearing blind that you are doing so not as a joke or some poorly-judged attempt to put that poster down. If you are indeed serious it shows an unbelievable level of ego and condescension on your part while if, as is likely, you did indeed use it as a prop in an attempt to diminish a poster it shows an incredible callousness to a serious issue that plenty of people suffer from. If you knew people who had suffered from mental health issues you may not have been so fast to throw it around in a thread about 20-something year-olds kicking a piece of leather around a field. You could do serious harm to people with the attitude you displayed in this thread.

For someone who claims to be very experienced, you have a hell of a lot left to learn about life. I have lost all respect I had for you.


Syferus is on the button. The fake concern is actually cheap personalised point scoring in my book
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 16, 2018, 06:17:21 PM
Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.

Brannigan will be a big loss, one of the top players for Galway this year so far.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 16, 2018, 07:08:32 PM
That big list of names in Galwaybayboy's post has one glaring omission -Séamus Prior >:(
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 16, 2018, 07:10:07 PM
Tubberman wouldn't come across as an abusive poster to be fair Lar.
If you were to count the number of times, he abused me over the years, you might change your mind. In fairness, he hasn't done that for a while and maybe I should have let sleeping dogs lie. When Johnno took over, I think every single post I put up, pr the most of them anyway, were criticised by him. I did ask him more than once if he could point out anything I had to say that turned out to be incorrect. He hasn't and can't either.
I amnot the only one he found problems with either.
However, I should not have brought him into this argument with Syferus and I apologise for doing so.
Tubberman is one of the most constructive posters on this board and one of the most insightful ones also -when he sticks to the subject.
Syferus is a different matter and I'm very surprised that nobody has reported him to the mods. I am genuinely concerned because he is losing the plot in a big way. That doesn't really bug me as I don't take anything here personally but I do think he needs help and I am not being abusive or deliberately insulting when I say this.

I'm only getting to this now, but this is something that needs to be addressed.

I've seen some horrid stuff flung on this board over the most begin of topics, and plenty of it in my direction. Frankly I couldn't care less what you or anyone else thinks of me. But what you've done in two successive posts here is probably the most egregious and disgusting nonsense I've yet seen.

Literally attacking a poster's mental health, and then swearing blind that you are doing so not as a joke or some poorly-judged attempt to put that poster down. If you are indeed serious it shows an unbelievable level of ego and condescension on your part while if, as is likely, you did indeed use it as a prop in an attempt to diminish a poster it shows an incredible callousness to a serious issue that plenty of people suffer from. If you knew people who had suffered from mental health issues you may not have been so fast to throw it around in a thread about 20-something year-olds kicking a piece of leather around a field. You could do serious harm to people with the attitude you displayed in this thread.

For someone who claims to be very experienced, you have a hell of a lot left to learn about life. I have lost all respect I had for you.
Syferus, you lost respect for me and anyone else who disagrees with you on this board a long time ago. The final straw for me was when you accused me of lying when I was referring to Alan Freeman's substitution in the '13 final. You may twist that how you like but you meant I was either lying or very poorly informed about what was going on. You have previously declared that my mask was slipping when you disagreed with another post I had made and you also referred to another poster on the Paddy Jackson thread as an ass, there were other ad hominem attacks too numerous to mention where you showed little or no regards for another's point of view.
Now, I may bullshit at times and I can and do get things wrong at times also but to call me a liar when you have nothing to back this up was and is a step too far for me.
With regard to Tubberman, I find him to be one of the better posters on thiis board when he concentrates on the subject in hand. But I have been on this board now for over 12 years (2006 I think) and at a conservative estimate I got about 10 critical/abusive posts a year from him on a wide variety of topics. That amounts in any way you care to count, to more than 100 personal attacks, none of which were backed up. I still respect him as a poster though I can't say the same about you.
I doubt if you or anyone else would be as patient as I have been. Furthermore, while replying to you, I thought I give him an indirect dose of his own medicine to see how he would take being on the receiving end for a change. I don't think he took it well.
Furthermore, I gave you my reasons for writing what I had to say and like it or not, I was being genuine.
In short, you call me a liar without anything to back this charge up and I tell you that you are cracking up and told you exactly why.
In all my time on this board, I may have posted a lot of waffle but I never singled anyone out for a vicious personal attack yet and I don't intend to make a habit of it either whether I am provoked or not.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 16, 2018, 08:53:15 PM
What gives you the authority/ entitlement to call out a poster you disagree with , as cracking up..... what insight do you have into an anonymous poster you only know as their online  persona which could be a total  work of creative fiction......
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: spuds on April 16, 2018, 09:03:31 PM
Any chance of taking your conversation out of this thread Sy & Lar. Some good football posts here and your interaction can be carried out by PM or whatever.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 16, 2018, 09:59:49 PM
Any chance of taking your conversation out of this thread Sy & Lar. Some good football posts here and your interaction can be carried out by PM or whatever.
This is certainly my last post on this particular subject. I didn't start the barney off and I never posted anything of an offensive nature about any other poster in the 12 years I have been a board member.
Orchard Prk:
What authority/entitlement do I have to tell someone he's "cracking up?"
Roughly the same as he has to accuse me of lying or not knowing what I was talking about without a shred of evidence to back his claims up.
What did he mean when he accused me of letting my mask slip in another thread? I dunno what he what he was referring to  but it certainly meant I was acting in a dishonest way. Again, no attempt to back this allegation up.
And then he informs me that he gets plenty of abuse thrown at him but it doesn't bother him in the slightest. Not giving a damn about what others thinks is hardly in the best interests of any discussion and, in my opinion anyway, betrays an arrogance and complete disregard for the feelings of other posters, me included.

Now if anyone cares to start a thread about ethics or moral issues on this board, I'll be happy to contribute but any other thing I post on this thread will be on-topic only.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 16, 2018, 10:29:33 PM
Lar

I asked what entitlement / experirncev you had to judge on mental health....

Yiur response is childish at best.  But teacher he said she said lalala

No need to be A cranky p***k in my eyes whether you are here 12 years or not..... ignore the  man if you dont like him calling you out 're Alan Freeman
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 16, 2018, 10:42:54 PM
Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.

Brannigan will be a big loss, one of the top players for Galway this year so far.

He's a loss no doubt but I could see Johnny Heaney able to play Brannigan's role which would allow Kieran Molloy in at wing back, realistically though Walsh would probably start Gary O'D before Molloy given his lack of game time. Apparently Micheal Lundy isn't rejoining the panel, he would have played a similar role to Brannigan's with Corofin, could be a loss as the year goes on and if the injuries begin to add up.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 16, 2018, 11:15:48 PM
Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.

Brannigan will be a big loss, one of the top players for Galway this year so far.

He's a loss no doubt but I could see Johnny Heaney able to play Brannigan's role which would allow Kieran Molloy in at wing back, realistically though Walsh would probably start Gary O'D before Molloy given his lack of game time. Apparently Micheal Lundy isn't rejoining the panel, he would have played a similar role to Brannigan's with Corofin, could be a loss as the year goes on and if the injuries begin to add up.

Rumours the Farraghers are not involved either and that Power, Molloy, Steede and Burke are the only Corofin players that have joined the panel. Seems a fair few players are not making themselves available by the looks of it. I thought Ray Silke sounded slightly critical of them for it on that Newstalk interview last weekend. Without saying too much being a Corofin man himself.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 16, 2018, 11:55:36 PM
Silke defo had a slight cut off them, I'm paraphrasing but he was on about challenging themselves at the very top level. That said the commitment is huge, I can't honestly blame any players for turning it down regardless of how detrimental it is to Galway football, it's easy talk when it's not you putting the countless hours in. Ian Burke is the only player who will push for a start anyway I think.
It would be better for Galway football if Corofin got beaten in the county championship this year, even Silke admitted as much in that offtheball piece. I can't see it happening though.

Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.

Brannigan will be a big loss, one of the top players for Galway this year so far.

He's a loss no doubt but I could see Johnny Heaney able to play Brannigan's role which would allow Kieran Molloy in at wing back, realistically though Walsh would probably start Gary O'D before Molloy given his lack of game time. Apparently Micheal Lundy isn't rejoining the panel, he would have played a similar role to Brannigan's with Corofin, could be a loss as the year goes on and if the injuries begin to add up.

We don't have anyone that is a complete like for like, he has done fairly well against Mayo in recent times also, it's disappointing that he won't be available by the sounds of it. The squad is a bit better in terms of depth to cope with injuries then other years though in fairness.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 16, 2018, 11:59:03 PM
Rumours that Eamon Brannigan one of Galways best players in the league this year will be ruled out of this game after he was carried off injured in a club game at the weekend. The Connaught telegraph are reporting that both Harrison and C O Connor will miss this game.

Brannigan will be a big loss, one of the top players for Galway this year so far.

He's a loss no doubt but I could see Johnny Heaney able to play Brannigan's role which would allow Kieran Molloy in at wing back, realistically though Walsh would probably start Gary O'D before Molloy given his lack of game time. Apparently Micheal Lundy isn't rejoining the panel, he would have played a similar role to Brannigan's with Corofin, could be a loss as the year goes on and if the injuries begin to add up.

Rumours the Farraghers are not involved either and that Power, Molloy, Steede and Burke are the only Corofin players that have joined the panel. Seems a fair few players are not making themselves available by the looks of it. I thought Ray Silke sounded slightly critical of them for it on that Newstalk interview last weekend. Without saying too much being a Corofin man himself.

It's hard to blame them for not going in to be honest, at this late stage they're not going to start games and probably won't be first sub on but yet they're away from their club so can't play most league games during the summer and along with that are getting no game time for the county so they're ending up playing no football and one thing I know about those Corofin lads, and others I'm sure, is they love their football so they're a bit caught really. It's a serious disadvantage of the club championship going on until March, we have no idea really if these newer Corofin lads like Wall, Martin
Farragher and Molloy are at inter county level and a Connacht championship game against Mayo in Castlebar is not where you want to find out that answer!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 17, 2018, 10:54:04 AM
Lar

I asked what entitlement / experirncev you had to judge on mental health....

Yiur response is childish at best.  But teacher he said she said lalala

No need to be A cranky p***k in my eyes whether you are here 12 years or not..... ignore the  man if you dont like him calling you out 're Alan Freeman
I forgot when I said I was finished with this spat with Syferus that I hadn’t explained what I had hoped to achieve by insulting the great man.
In short this is why and there is no point in going any further. This thread is not started for this type of carry on. I’m genuinely sorry that I had to upset some other posters by what I wrote but, to me, it was a case of the end justifying the means.
This is what made me decide to see if he fancied a dose of his own medicine:

“I don’t think you’ve ever managed to post a single sentence that a sane person could agree with.”
By any standard, the insinuation therein is totally unacceptable.
So I decided to test him out with the same line of debate, as it were. Like I thought, he’s far better at giving than taking.
You can add this little gem to the mix:

“I would say you’re divorced from reality.”
Like he says himself, he gets lots of insults thrown at him but none of them bothers him.
No wonder he gets insulted when he comes up with the likes of this:

“You have clearly marked yourself out as someone who is living in a world far removed from most people.”

I don’t believe there is anything worse in what I wrote to him and my reason for so doing was to bring home to him that firing insults like snuff at a wedding on anonymous forums is no way to conduct a civilised debate.

Now, very definitely over and out. ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 17, 2018, 10:58:45 AM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on April 17, 2018, 11:11:22 AM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

Wrong thread Farr  ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 17, 2018, 11:37:28 AM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

who will be freetaker ?? Loftus ?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 17, 2018, 11:41:56 AM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

who will be freetaker ?? Loftus ?

Everyone could get a go if things aren't going well!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 17, 2018, 12:11:30 PM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

who will be freetaker ?? Loftus ?

Everyone could get a go if things aren't going well!

who hit the least wide during the league type stuff
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 17, 2018, 12:26:51 PM
I wouldn't believe a solitary thing coming out from the Mayo camp with regards to injuries and possible absentees, Cillian O'Connor could well be lining the frees up against Galway yet. I'm half expecting Keegan to run out of the tunnel on the 13th.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on April 17, 2018, 12:53:27 PM
I wouldn't believe a solitary thing coming out from the Mayo camp with regards to injuries and possible absentees, Cillian O'Connor could well be lining the frees up against Galway yet. I'm half expecting Keegan to run out of the tunnel on the 13th.
Grade 2 hamstring Cillian O Connor apparently got v Tyrone which is a normally 4 to 6 weeks recovery time so educated guess would say he will be back for the Galway game.  The injury Keegan got is more long term.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on April 17, 2018, 01:17:21 PM
I wouldn't believe a solitary thing coming out from the Mayo camp with regards to injuries and possible absentees, Cillian O'Connor could well be lining the frees up against Galway yet. I'm half expecting Keegan to run out of the tunnel on the 13th.
Grade 2 hamstring Cillian O Connor apparently got v Tyrone which is a normally 4 to 6 weeks recovery time so educated guess would say he will be back for the Galway game.  The injury Keegan got is more long term.
Robbie Henshaw is back in contention for Leinster’s champions cup match on Saturday day. Given that he suffered a similar injury to Keegan on the 10th of February it’s fair to say that we won’t be seeing Lee back in action until after the end of May, at the very earliest.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 17, 2018, 01:39:00 PM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

Wrong thread Farr  ;D

Indeed. If I was any good at thinking up.shite and writing it, it might be some use. Seriously that Revellino guy is doing my nuts in over on mayogaablog.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 17, 2018, 02:51:21 PM
I'm imagining Loftus, Andy and Doherty will be Mayo's inside line if COC isn't going to feature. You never know with Rochford though, what rabbit he might pull out of the hat...maybe Drake.

Wrong thread Farr  ;D

Indeed. If I was any good at thinking up.shite and writing it, it might be some use. Seriously that Revellino guy is doing my nuts in over on mayogaablog.
Just as well you no good at it because you can take my word for it that it can be bloody hard work at times and the worst part is that you gotta read what you wrote yourself.  ;D
Why bother going near this Revellino guy when you know he is going to annoy you? You don't go to Willie Joe's site if you are looking for reasoned argument and insightful analysis do you? I'm sure there must be at least one forum like it in every county where the lowest common denominators meet.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 17, 2018, 03:53:18 PM
Lar

I asked what entitlement / experirncev you had to judge on mental health....

Yiur response is childish at best.  But teacher he said she said lalala

No need to be A cranky p***k in my eyes whether you are here 12 years or not..... ignore the  man if you dont like him calling you out 're Alan Freeman
I forgot when I said I was finished with this spat with Syferus that I hadn’t explained what I had hoped to achieve by insulting the great man.
In short this is why and there is no point in going any further. This thread is not started for this type of carry on. I’m genuinely sorry that I had to upset some other posters by what I wrote but, to me, it was a case of the end justifying the means.
This is what made me decide to see if he fancied a dose of his own medicine:

“I don’t think you’ve ever managed to post a single sentence that a sane person could agree with.”
By any standard, the insinuation therein is totally unacceptable.
So I decided to test him out with the same line of debate, as it were. Like I thought, he’s far better at giving than taking.
You can add this little gem to the mix:

“I would say you’re divorced from reality.”
Like he says himself, he gets lots of insults thrown at him but none of them bothers him.
No wonder he gets insulted when he comes up with the likes of this:

“You have clearly marked yourself out as someone who is living in a world far removed from most people.”

I don’t believe there is anything worse in what I wrote to him and my reason for so doing was to bring home to him that firing insults like snuff at a wedding on anonymous forums is no way to conduct a civilised debate.

Now, very definitely over and out. ;D

Stop trying to justify the unjustifiable.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 17, 2018, 04:03:25 PM
It will be interesting to see which defence comes out on top. Mayo have far more experience but Galway put a bit of smacht on in the league and were very mean with goals.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 17, 2018, 04:59:12 PM
It will be interesting to see which defence comes out on top. Mayo have far more experience but Galway put a bit of smacht on in the league and were very mean with goals.

True. Yer man Paddy Tally seems to have done a good job on Galway's backs. The improvement in Galway's defensive structure has me worried about the next day.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on April 17, 2018, 05:10:07 PM
It will be interesting to see which defence comes out on top. Mayo have far more experience but Galway put a bit of smacht on in the league and were very mean with goals.

True. Yer man Paddy Tally seems to have done a good job on Galway's backs. The improvement in Galway's defensive structure has me worried about the next day.
Definitely. God knows we struggled for scores against them the last two years in Connacht, and now they’re even more defensively structured since. I hope also McHale Park dries up between now and then, when the pitch is anyway wet or heavy we really seem to struggle with our game especially against packed defence. I’ve got a feeling though that Rochford could be putting far more focus on this match than he has in previous years. Another trip on the qualifier road could be a step too far for the squad this year especially with the Super 8s, and regaining the Nestor cup might be a good fillup psychologically for management and the squad.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 17, 2018, 05:11:59 PM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on April 17, 2018, 05:51:16 PM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy

With that pace we'll have to put Higgins on him to keep up with him.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 17, 2018, 06:59:44 PM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy

Paul Rouse (who I would have a lot of time for usually) was on Off the Ball AM this morning and said he wasn't in the top 5 players on that Galway side. Think he said Joyce, Ja and Finnegan were better forwards than him and not sure he named the other two he thought were better than him on top of that.

Utter mentalness.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 17, 2018, 07:16:54 PM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy

Paul Rouse (who I would have a lot of time for usually) was on Off the Ball AM this morning and said he wasn't in the top 5 players on that Galway side. Think he said Joyce, Ja and Finnegan were better forwards than him and not sure he named the other two he thought were better than him on top of that.

Utter mentalness.
Who is Paul Rouse?
There were a lot of fine footballers on that team but to say Donnellan wasn’t in the top 5 strikes me of someone who hasn’t a clue what they are talking about to be honest.
In that AI final in 98 he was the best player on the pitch.
He dipped in later years sure yes but at his peak he was brilliant.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 17, 2018, 07:29:44 PM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy

Paul Rouse (who I would have a lot of time for usually) was on Off the Ball AM this morning and said he wasn't in the top 5 players on that Galway side. Think he said Joyce, Ja and Finnegan were better forwards than him and not sure he named the other two he thought were better than him on top of that.

Utter mentalness.
Donnellan was different. He could turn a match with one play.
Galway were exceptionally lucky to have him, Joyce, Walsh, Mannion and Ja on the same team.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Taylor on April 17, 2018, 08:51:41 PM
Not forgetting Savage.
A 'er' savage player. While bigger names stood out on different days he was consistent and proved a perfect foil in the corner
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 17, 2018, 09:10:33 PM
Donnellan was one of the best I ever seen never mind one of Galways best in that era
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 17, 2018, 09:18:44 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 17, 2018, 09:51:21 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

Probably a couple players who were nothing special but you could say the same for just about any All-Ireland winning side. You never have 15 All-Stars unfortunately. Even those lads were replaced by better by their second win in 01 when lads like Deccie Meehan, Joe Bergin and Paul Clancy had taken their places.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 17, 2018, 10:04:30 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard
The forwards were dynamite. And Kildare in the 98 final.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 17, 2018, 10:43:39 PM
Seafoid 4 of the 6 were dynamite, 1 was a decent freetaker and 1 was lucky to be there just like the right half back, the centre back and one midfielder, but going through most winning teams none have 15 exceptional stars.

They played a great brand of football and improved hugely on leaving Connacht.

Did Seamus prior ever get  the recognition in Galway he deserved


Ja was my favourite from all the stars on the team

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 18, 2018, 01:10:46 AM
Prior saved their bacon in Tuam alright.
Absolutely disgraceful decisions.
Mind you we'd hardly have won Sam though.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 18, 2018, 05:44:24 AM
Seafoid 4 of the 6 were dynamite, 1 was a decent freetaker and 1 was lucky to be there just like the right half back, the centre back and one midfielder, but going through most winning teams none have 15 exceptional stars.

They played a great brand of football and improved hugely on leaving Connacht.

Did Seamus prior ever get  the recognition in Galway he deserved


Ja was my favourite from all the stars on the team
As a unit they were exceptional. 4 exceptional players but the other 2 faciliated the group.
Agree about the right half back. Jaysus.

Winning all Irelands is about team play and getting better as the summer progresses. And you need class forwards.

I remember 95. They had a few good players but a lot of gaps. The gaps emerged  about 10 minutes from.the end in Croke Park.
Donnellan and Joyce had been in the 94 minor final.
In 96 and 97 they experimented with different formations. John Donnellan and Damien Mitchell' were on the team for example . Val Daly was player/manager.  Mayo won both years. It was hard to know who was missing.
O Mahony came in and put the pieces in place. Re Seamus Prior
I think winning in Connacht in June/July when a team is operating at 50% of peak capacity can't be compared to a top notch performance in September.  2001 was an example of that.

It has been a long time since we had a decent team.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 18, 2018, 10:30:23 AM
Donnellan in full flow

https://t.co/xJdih0psVy

Paul Rouse (who I would have a lot of time for usually) was on Off the Ball AM this morning and said he wasn't in the top 5 players on that Galway side. Think he said Joyce, Ja and Finnegan were better forwards than him and not sure he named the other two he thought were better than him on top of that.

Utter mentalness.
Who is Paul Rouse?
There were a lot of fine footballers on that team but to say Donnellan wasn’t in the top 5 strikes me of someone who hasn’t a clue what they are talking about to be honest.
In that AI final in 98 he was the best player on the pitch.
He dipped in later years sure yes but at his peak he was brilliant.

Didn't have the longevity of Joyce but Donnellan is clearly one of the most naturally talented footballers I've seen, you'd have to be a simpleton to suggest he's not in the top 5.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on April 18, 2018, 10:35:07 AM
Ja's the man.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 18, 2018, 10:37:53 AM
Seafoid 4 of the 6 were dynamite, 1 was a decent freetaker and 1 was lucky to be there just like the right half back, the centre back and one midfielder, but going through most winning teams none have 15 exceptional stars.

They played a great brand of football and improved hugely on leaving Connacht.

Did Seamus prior ever get  the recognition in Galway he deserved


Ja was my favourite from all the stars on the team
As a unit they were exceptional. 4 exceptional players but the other 2 faciliated the group.
Agree about the right half back. Jaysus.

Winning all Irelands is about team play and getting better as the summer progresses. And you need class forwards.

I remember 95. They had a few good players but a lot of gaps. The gaps emerged  about 10 minutes from.the end in Croke Park.
Donnellan and Joyce had been in the 94 minor final.
In 96 and 97 they experimented with different formations. John Donnellan and Damien Mitchell' were on the team for example . Val Daly was player/manager.  Mayo won both years. It was hard to know who was missing.
O Mahony came in and put the pieces in place. Re Seamus Prior
I think winning in Connacht in June/July when a team is operating at 50% of peak capacity can't be compared to a top notch performance in September.  2001 was an example of that.

It has been a long time since we had a decent team.

For a start their was no Ja and Joyce didn't make his debut until 98; Don't think Savage played in 97 either. Those 3 would make a huge difference to any team.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on April 18, 2018, 11:08:29 AM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on April 18, 2018, 11:12:16 AM
The criticism's of Paul rouse about Donnellan are a bit mental. Obviously he said overrated which is different to "poor", but still the reasons he used. Inconsistency was one when he legitimately couldve won footballer of the year in any of 98, 00, 01. In fact the year he did get it was he least deserving imo, thought Ja ran away with it that year. Production was another reason, when from 99-04 or so he was possibly the highest scoring midfielder we've seen in modern times? Hard think of another. Injuries ruined him after that. Bizzare stuff
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on April 18, 2018, 11:17:53 AM
A small bit too critical of Niall Finnegan here. He was very skillful in his own right, was one of our few better forwards in the fallow period of the early 90s, and kicked 4 points in the '98 final. Donnellan was one of the most physically gifted forwards of his era, on a par with the likes of Matt Connor. Could use either foot with equal facility, had searing pace, very good at fielding, scoring, reading the game. Inter alia the most talented footballer I've ever seen in maroon.

I see someone has credited Paddy Tally with our improved defensive displays. Personally, I put it down to the emergence of a proper FB in Sean Andy, the fitness and improved form of Kerin, both of which have allowed Declan Kyne to settle better in the other corner. However, as I've said previously, I think it's pushed our defensive problems out the field a bit. I still wouldn't be satisfied with our HB line, which is too loose, and was flagging v Dublin in the later stages of the league final. Midfield is still a work in progress, but mgmt maybe seem to have recognised that Conroy will no longer do there. If true, I'm disappointed that Ml Farragher and Lundy aren't available to the squad as I feel both, (yes Lundy too), still could offer a lot in terms of depth and options.

TBH, I'm still not too optimistic about our later season chances. We're good enough to make the Super 8s, but that should nearly be default every year anyway. Unlike 98, I don't see that we have enough quality players in some positions and I hope that we haven't now peaked under KW.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 12:15:31 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

I worked with Roscommon on opposition team analysis in 98 and perhaps it was down to my personal views partly but the players we primarily focused on in this order as being the main areas of concern for us were Ja, Mikeen Donellan, Tomas Mannion, Kevin Walsh, Sean Og, Savage and P Joyce who at that time was viewed by a lot inside and outside galway as a college superstar but not up to senior. There was very little focus on Niall Finnegan a little bit more than on Tommy Joyce but not much......... Silke O'Domhnaill, McNamara and Divilly were where we saw maximum damage could be inflicted, we knew we had the most underrated and  reliable freetaker in the country at the time and the plan was draw fouls from Divilly and Silke when we turned them or else quick ball to Dineen at full forward who we felt could break even with a very good full back in Gary Fahy

galway did Connacht proud in 1998 and really pushed on from playing us, we never could have won an all-ireland that year but to the grave I wont forgive that lowlife Prior for tuam 98 and not giving a free to Dowdie which would have put us 2 up and handing Niall F a chance to equalise straight away.

both games were 0-11 each after 70 mins so i would think we had done a pretty good job on holding a serious forward line quiet
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 18, 2018, 12:19:42 PM
I still get livid when I hear that hoor mentioned.........
I still believe there was a CC wish to get an AI to Connacht and a shower of Ros men couldn't be allowed to derail it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 12:43:13 PM
I can claim no credit for the substitutions in Tuam either............

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 18, 2018, 01:10:20 PM
I can claim no credit for the substitutions in Tuam either............
Remind me?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 01:32:14 PM
I can claim no credit for the substitutions in Tuam either............
Remind me?

Gerry Keane replaced by Jason Neary, i think it was 40 seconds he lasted before being sent off
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on April 18, 2018, 01:51:18 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

Always rated Finnegan, even though he was half a Dub.  ;)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 18, 2018, 01:58:49 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

Always rated Finnegan, even though he was half a Dub.  ;)

Pretty sure I remember him saying he quit because he didn't enjoy the AI win as much as he expected. He played for years in search of the Holy Grail, then when he got there, he thought "Is this it!?" and decided the effort wasn't worth it.
I'm sure our lads would love to find out if that's the case of course :(
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 02:05:46 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 18, 2018, 03:19:02 PM
I can claim no credit for the substitutions in Tuam either............
Remind me?

Gerry Keane replaced by Jason Neary, i think it was 40 seconds he lasted before being sent off
Of course..... must be a record for shortest ever Inter  County Championship game time.
Seànie J must hold the club one :D ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 18, 2018, 03:19:46 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Any links to quotes to that effect?
May have missed it - just don’t remember reading that at the time.
I would disagree with the posts that have labeled Finnegan as average.
He was coming to the end of his career in 98 but had a good year from play as well as frees.
Albeit I was a young lad in school I would have been at most Galway games in the nineties and he was outstanding in the early to mid 90s.
He moved to Dublin and commuted for a good number of years.
Retired after 99 I think
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 18, 2018, 03:35:38 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Any links to quotes to that effect?
May have missed it - just don’t remember reading that at the time.
I would disagree with the posts that have labeled Finnegan as average.
He was coming to the end of his career in 98 but had a good year from play as well as frees.
Albeit I was a young lad in school I would have been at most Galway games in the nineties and he was outstanding in the early to mid 90s.
He moved to Dublin and commuted for a good number of years.
Retired after 99 I think


Found this, not sure if that's the one I read it from first. In fairness, there's a lot more context and balance (as Orchard Park outlined above) but the bit below is what I think I remember reading at the time!

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html)

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Last Summer in an interview in The Irish Times, Finnegan was asked about the difference winning an All-Ireland title had made. "Before you win, it's a mythical thing" he said. "Afterwards you realise that it's another medal won. Doesn't change your life. You don't get out of bed thinking, wow. Life moves on."

The difference, however, came at the end. Being able to walk away without having to wonder about what might have been. "Maybe, if I hadn't achieved success in '98, I might have given it one more year, but there comes a time when you have to cut the ties and move on."
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 04:36:49 PM
For Roscommon the biggest scandal internally was that neither Luke Dolan or Conor Connelly were part of the panel. with either we would have beaten Galway I am quite sure. But Gay and Tony can have that on their football consciences..........
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 18, 2018, 04:44:27 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Any links to quotes to that effect?
May have missed it - just don’t remember reading that at the time.
I would disagree with the posts that have labeled Finnegan as average.
He was coming to the end of his career in 98 but had a good year from play as well as frees.
Albeit I was a young lad in school I would have been at most Galway games in the nineties and he was outstanding in the early to mid 90s.
He moved to Dublin and commuted for a good number of years.
Retired after 99 I think


Found this, not sure if that's the one I read it from first. In fairness, there's a lot more context and balance (as Orchard Park outlined above) but the bit below is what I think I remember reading at the time!

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html)

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Last Summer in an interview in The Irish Times, Finnegan was asked about the difference winning an All-Ireland title had made. "Before you win, it's a mythical thing" he said. "Afterwards you realise that it's another medal won. Doesn't change your life. You don't get out of bed thinking, wow. Life moves on."

The difference, however, came at the end. Being able to walk away without having to wonder about what might have been. "Maybe, if I hadn't achieved success in '98, I might have given it one more year, but there comes a time when you have to cut the ties and move on."
Thanks I actually remember reading that article in the Sunday Indo on the morning of the Derry semi final in 2001 on the way back from a holiday in Portugal.
Strange the things you remember.
In fairness it doesn’t at all say that he didn’t enjoy it as much as he expected or that he was underwhelmed by it in any way.
I read from that article a guy who has done his time and happy to have his normal life back post football.
Anyhow - still over 3 weeks to go to this one.
A slow aul build up
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on April 18, 2018, 04:54:13 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Any links to quotes to that effect?
May have missed it - just don’t remember reading that at the time.
I would disagree with the posts that have labeled Finnegan as average.
He was coming to the end of his career in 98 but had a good year from play as well as frees.
Albeit I was a young lad in school I would have been at most Galway games in the nineties and he was outstanding in the early to mid 90s.
He moved to Dublin and commuted for a good number of years.
Retired after 99 I think


Found this, not sure if that's the one I read it from first. In fairness, there's a lot more context and balance (as Orchard Park outlined above) but the bit below is what I think I remember reading at the time!

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html)

Quote
Last Summer in an interview in The Irish Times, Finnegan was asked about the difference winning an All-Ireland title had made. "Before you win, it's a mythical thing" he said. "Afterwards you realise that it's another medal won. Doesn't change your life. You don't get out of bed thinking, wow. Life moves on."

The difference, however, came at the end. Being able to walk away without having to wonder about what might have been. "Maybe, if I hadn't achieved success in '98, I might have given it one more year, but there comes a time when you have to cut the ties and move on."
Thanks I actually remember reading that article in the Sunday Indo on the morning of the Derry semi final in 2001 on the way back from a holiday in Portugal.
Strange the things you remember.
In fairness it doesn’t at all say that he didn’t enjoy it as much as he expected or that he was underwhelmed by it in any way.
I read from that article a guy who has done his time and happy to have his normal life back post football.
Anyhow - still over 3 weeks to go to this one.
A slow aul build up

Funny, exact same day we were lucky enough to get a few premium seats and met Finnegan looking out the glass at the celebrations after full time, can't remembering him seeming too upset although we were fawning all over him.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on April 18, 2018, 04:58:32 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

I worked with Roscommon on opposition team analysis in 98 and perhaps it was down to my personal views partly but the players we primarily focused on in this order as being the main areas of concern for us were Ja, Mikeen Donellan, Tomas Mannion, Kevin Walsh, Sean Og, Savage and P Joyce who at that time was viewed by a lot inside and outside galway as a college superstar but not up to senior. There was very little focus on Niall Finnegan a little bit more than on Tommy Joyce but not much......... Silke O'Domhnaill, McNamara and Divilly were where we saw maximum damage could be inflicted, we knew we had the most underrated and  reliable freetaker in the country at the time and the plan was draw fouls from Divilly and Silke when we turned them or else quick ball to Dineen at full forward who we felt could break even with a very good full back in Gary Fahy

galway did Connacht proud in 1998 and really pushed on from playing us, we never could have won an all-ireland that year but to the grave I wont forgive that lowlife Prior for tuam 98 and not giving a free to Dowdie which would have put us 2 up and handing Niall F a chance to equalise straight away.

both games were 0-11 each after 70 mins so i would think we had done a pretty good job on holding a serious forward line quiet

In hindsight that worked to a tee, definitely the 4 weak links hit there and Roscommon lived off Lohan's frees in both games albiet were obviously unlucky day 1 ref wise. Galway played really well in that replay though, all but one from play, the sole problem being they kicked 20 wides. That's what clicked later on
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 18, 2018, 05:03:41 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

I worked with Roscommon on opposition team analysis in 98 and perhaps it was down to my personal views partly but the players we primarily focused on in this order as being the main areas of concern for us were Ja, Mikeen Donellan, Tomas Mannion, Kevin Walsh, Sean Og, Savage and P Joyce who at that time was viewed by a lot inside and outside galway as a college superstar but not up to senior. There was very little focus on Niall Finnegan a little bit more than on Tommy Joyce but not much......... Silke O'Domhnaill, McNamara and Divilly were where we saw maximum damage could be inflicted, we knew we had the most underrated and  reliable freetaker in the country at the time and the plan was draw fouls from Divilly and Silke when we turned them or else quick ball to Dineen at full forward who we felt could break even with a very good full back in Gary Fahy

galway did Connacht proud in 1998 and really pushed on from playing us, we never could have won an all-ireland that year but to the grave I wont forgive that lowlife Prior for tuam 98 and not giving a free to Dowdie which would have put us 2 up and handing Niall F a chance to equalise straight away.

both games were 0-11 each after 70 mins so i would think we had done a pretty good job on holding a serious forward line quiet

In hindsight that worked to a tee, definitely the 4 weak links hit there and Roscommon lived off Lohan's frees in both games albiet were obviously unlucky day 1 ref wise. Galway played really well in that replay though, all but one from play, the sole problem being they kicked 20 wides. That's what clicked later on
Silke O Domhnaill & Divilly certainly could be targeted without a shadow of a doubt.
I always felt Martin Mac was an underrated keeper though.
Against Mayo in 1997 some of his attempted short kick outs went astray and this was a bad day at the office for him. I felt personally that this one game clouded a lot of people’s judgements on him after that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 18, 2018, 05:04:33 PM
Time to bring it back to topic I guess - any word on how serious Brannigans injury is?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 18, 2018, 05:06:47 PM
17 wides in Tuam also but a lot were under pressure and at time P Joyce hadnt the composure developed for intercounty freetaking either......Lohan that year was the most composed freetaker imaginable but our genius of a manager felt everything had to go through Eddie, esp the replay and one thing about Eddie he wasnt was anyways decisive or fast so we lost a lot of threat.........

When O'Domhnaill scored from under the cusack vs Derry in the semi I decided galway would win the all ireland

I got dumped by the manager for my troubles as i was too "player friendly and listened to players opinions too much" and gays managerial careeer spiralled in one way only afterwards also ( not claiming the credit for that by the way)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 18, 2018, 05:08:28 PM
He quit because he was working his hole off as a partner in a legal firm as well as trying to be married and play intercounty........ the intercounty way the easiest of those 3 to give up esp when one has the big medal won.

But you are right he has gone on record as to being somewhat underwhelmed by the win
Any links to quotes to that effect?
May have missed it - just don’t remember reading that at the time.
I would disagree with the posts that have labeled Finnegan as average.
He was coming to the end of his career in 98 but had a good year from play as well as frees.
Albeit I was a young lad in school I would have been at most Galway games in the nineties and he was outstanding in the early to mid 90s.
He moved to Dublin and commuted for a good number of years.
Retired after 99 I think


Found this, not sure if that's the one I read it from first. In fairness, there's a lot more context and balance (as Orchard Park outlined above) but the bit below is what I think I remember reading at the time!

https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html (https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/finnegan-having-a-ball-on-civvy-street-26250380.html)

Quote
Last Summer in an interview in The Irish Times, Finnegan was asked about the difference winning an All-Ireland title had made. "Before you win, it's a mythical thing" he said. "Afterwards you realise that it's another medal won. Doesn't change your life. You don't get out of bed thinking, wow. Life moves on."

The difference, however, came at the end. Being able to walk away without having to wonder about what might have been. "Maybe, if I hadn't achieved success in '98, I might have given it one more year, but there comes a time when you have to cut the ties and move on."
Thanks I actually remember reading that article in the Sunday Indo on the morning of the Derry semi final in 2001 on the way back from a holiday in Portugal.
Strange the things you remember.
In fairness it doesn’t at all say that he didn’t enjoy it as much as he expected or that he was underwhelmed by it in any way.
I read from that article a guy who has done his time and happy to have his normal life back post football.
Anyhow - still over 3 weeks to go to this one.
A slow aul build up
Joe Brolly said the same about winning Sam
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 18, 2018, 07:01:00 PM
A bit of poetry and stuff

1949

Going Home to Mayo, Winter, 1949 (a poem by Paul Durcan)

Leaving behind us the alien, foreign city of Dublin
My father drove us through the night in an old Ford Anglia,
His five-year-old son in the seat beside him,
The rexine seat of red leatherette,
And a yellow moon peered in through the windscreen.
‘Daddy, Daddy,’ I cried, ‘Pass out the moon,’
But no matter how hard he drove he could not pass out the moon.
Each town we passed through was another milestone
And their names were magic passwords into eternity:
Kilcock, Kinnegad, Strokestown, Elphin,
Tarmonbarry, Tulsk, Ballaghedereen, Ballyvarry;
Now we were in Mayo and the next stop was Turlough,
The village of Turlough in the heartland of Mayo,
And my father’s mother’s house, all oil-lamps and women,
And my bedroom over the public bar below,
And in the morning cattle-cries and c**k-crows:
Life’s seemingly seamless garment gorgeously rent
By their screeches and bellowings. And in the evenings
I walked with my father in the high grass down by the river
Talking with him – an unheard-of thing in the city.
But home was not home and the moon could be no more outflanked
Than the daylight nightmare of Dublin city:
Back down along the canal we chugged into the city
And each lock-gate tolled our mutual doom;
And railings and palings and asphalt and traffic lights,
And blocks after blocks of so-called ‘new’ tenements –
Thousands of crosses of loneliness planted
In the narrowing grave of the life of the father;
In the wide, wide cemetery of the boy’s childhood

1950

“Our song, Moonlight in Mayo, was taking on a new meaning. And it was not long until we knew we were in Mayo. Along the line were cocks of hay that were saturated in paraffin. As the train sped by, the hay was set ablaze and proud farmers and supporters held their beacons aloft as the train sped on into the night. At Ballyhaunis, fog signals exploded and as the train came to a halt eager and frenzied supporters ran down the platform with blazing torches and hoisted the cup aloft.” – John Healy, The March Triumphal, the Western People. September, 1950.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mrhardyannual on April 18, 2018, 08:04:54 PM
Finnegan was a good freetaker but from play was only a fraction better than shay Walsh .

That Galway team had some fine players but some extremely weak by any standard

This is nonsense. When Ja was injured in 96/97 and a few had yet to come along, Finnegan was the main man in the forward line. He scored 9 points (4 from play i think) against Mayo in 97 and was the only real threat in the forward line. Scored two terrific points from play in the 98 (frustratingly never shown on the replays). During the Connacht campaign id say he was the second most important forward behind Ja, with perhaps Donnellan passing him out once in Croke Park. He was more influential than Joyce that season though and far ahead of Savage, with that pair obviously passing him out fairly quickly in subsequent years.

Always rated Finnegan, even though he was half a Dub.  ;)
Finnegan was the grandson of Seamus O Malley, Mayo's first All Ireland winning captain.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 19, 2018, 03:42:41 AM
17 wides in Tuam also but a lot were under pressure and at time P Joyce hadnt the composure developed for intercounty freetaking either......Lohan that year was the most composed freetaker imaginable but our genius of a manager felt everything had to go through Eddie, esp the replay and one thing about Eddie he wasnt was anyways decisive or fast so we lost a lot of threat.........

When O'Domhnaill scored from under the cusack vs Derry in the semi I decided galway would win the all ireland

I got dumped by the manager for my troubles as i was too "player friendly and listened to players opinions too much" and gays managerial careeer spiralled in one way only afterwards also ( not claiming the credit for that by the way)

Ros had the makings of a good team in those years but it was Galway who kicked on and sucked up all the oxygen. I suppose O Mahony was a better manager .
But there was a lot of luck too. And there was a fragility about Galway in 98 that the all Ireland does tend to gloss over.
Also you did need very high standards in Connacht to bring Sam back thar Sionna. If the 3 counties were all shite nothing would happen.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on April 19, 2018, 08:58:44 AM
Time to bring it back to topic I guess - any word on how serious Brannigans injury is?
Not going to speculate how bad an injury it is,but it has kept him away from his place of work.Hopefully nothing too serious.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 19, 2018, 09:26:41 AM
How many Corofin lads are likely to feature the next day?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 19, 2018, 10:19:50 AM
One or none is the logical bet.

Ian Burke is the only player who could be involved and he'll be most likely involved from the bench IMO. Brannigan's injury means that there is another spot probably open in the forwards for the Mayo match but Burke doesn't fit into Brannigan's role at all. Comer, McHugh (has not played championship yet but greatly improved from general play this year compared to 2017 league and is the most reliable free taker we have by a country mile) and Heaney are all certs to start in the forwards. Shane Walsh will surely get the nod as well after a reasonable game against Dublin. Daly and Armstrong will be pushing for a start, Varley has come in to finish a lot of games during the league as well.  There is also the possibility that KW will go for 3 midfielder players for a combo of Duggan/Cooke/Conroy with one of them named in the HF line as seen in the league final, so that's another spot gone maybe.
Personally I would like to see a Burke/Comer FF line from the get go as Burke is a skilful, unselfish player with superb vision who would compliment Comer very well but I can't see them lining out that way from the start.

You cannot jettison Lavelle - who performed very well in the league - for Power. His meltdown against the Rossies last year was a team failing. I've seen nearly every Galway league and championship match the past two years and I've said it here numerous times, the kick-out strategy as a whole is the problem regardless of whether you have Lavelle or Power in there.
I don't see Steede and Molloy near it for Mayo but moving forward who knows how they'll go within the group. The impact of the Corofin players could be minimal in May I think.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 19, 2018, 10:30:37 AM
One or none is the logical bet.

Ian Burke is the only player who could be involved and he'll be most likely involved from the bench IMO. Brannigan's injury means that there is another spot probably open in the forwards for the Mayo match but Burke doesn't fit into Brannigan's role at all. Comer, McHugh (has not played championship yet but greatly improved from general play this year compared to 2017 league and is the most reliable free taker we have by a country mile) and Heaney are all certs to start in the forwards. Shane Walsh will surely get the nod as well after a reasonable game against Dublin. Daly and Armstrong will be pushing for a start, Varley has come in to finish a lot of games during the league as well.  There is also the possibility that KW will go for 3 midfielder players for a combo of Duggan/Cooke/Conroy with one of them named in the HF line as seen in the league final, so that's another spot gone maybe.
Personally I would like to see a Burke/Comer FF line from the get go as Burke is a skilful, unselfish player with superb vision who would compliment Comer very well but I can't see them lining out that way from the start.

You cannot jettison Lavelle - who performed very well in the league - for Power. His meltdown against the Rossies last year was a team failing. I've seen nearly every Galway league and championship match the past two years and I've said it here numerous times, the kick-out strategy as a whole is the problem regardless of whether you have Lavelle or Power in there.
I don't see Steede and Molloy near it for Mayo but moving forward who knows how they'll go within the group. The impact of the Corofin players could be minimal in May I think.
this year if they get to the Super 8 it will be more like a soccer tournament where squad depth is important. So there could be a few changes between May and later on
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 19, 2018, 10:54:51 AM
One or none is the logical bet.

Ian Burke is the only player who could be involved and he'll be most likely involved from the bench IMO. Brannigan's injury means that there is another spot probably open in the forwards for the Mayo match but Burke doesn't fit into Brannigan's role at all. Comer, McHugh (has not played championship yet but greatly improved from general play this year compared to 2017 league and is the most reliable free taker we have by a country mile) and Heaney are all certs to start in the forwards. Shane Walsh will surely get the nod as well after a reasonable game against Dublin. Daly and Armstrong will be pushing for a start, Varley has come in to finish a lot of games during the league as well.  There is also the possibility that KW will go for 3 midfielder players for a combo of Duggan/Cooke/Conroy with one of them named in the HF line as seen in the league final, so that's another spot gone maybe.
Personally I would like to see a Burke/Comer FF line from the get go as Burke is a skilful, unselfish player with superb vision who would compliment Comer very well but I can't see them lining out that way from the start.

You cannot jettison Lavelle - who performed very well in the league - for Power. His meltdown against the Rossies last year was a team failing. I've seen nearly every Galway league and championship match the past two years and I've said it here numerous times, the kick-out strategy as a whole is the problem regardless of whether you have Lavelle or Power in there.
I don't see Steede and Molloy near it for Mayo but moving forward who knows how they'll go within the group. The impact of the Corofin players could be minimal in May I think.
Agreed Burke or nobody for Mayo anyway.
I feel we will miss Silke though he’s a quality player.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on April 19, 2018, 11:13:03 AM
This was how we lined out last May and what changes I think we're likely to have this time around:

D Clarke - will start
C Barrett - will start if he's fit. If not, Harrison (if fit), Crowe or EOD to replace him
G Cafferkey - unlikely to start, one of the three named above will start instead
K Higgins - will start but maybe not in the backs
D Vaughan - will start
L Keegan - injured. Boyle likely to start instead
P Durcan (0-01) - will start
S O’Shea - will start
T Parsons - will start
F Boland (0-01) - won't start but could come on as a sub. Getting targeted for kickouts by Derry damaged his chances last year
D O’Connor (0-01) - will start
S Coen - 50/50 to start, could start in the backs with maybe Higgins sweeping / playing further forward. I probably wouldn't start him but I'd say Rochford will
K McLoughlin (1-01) - will start
C O’Connor (c) (0-06, 0-05f) - will start if fit but that's probably 50/50, Loftus to come in if he's not
A Moran (0-01). - will start

Subs:
A O’Shea for S O’Shea (48), - will start
D Kirby for Moran (48), - has gone a good bit down the pecking order I'd say
J Doherty for McLoughlin (58), - 50/50 to start, I would start him but I think Rochford might keep him in reserve so that we have good forward options on the bench
E Regan for Boland (61), - won't start but likely to come on
C Boyle for Vaughan (69), - will start
D Drake for D O’Connor (73) - won't start but tends to get a few mins at the end of games regularly

Others in with a shout:
Harrison
Crowe
EOD
Loftus
Nally

Overall not a whole pile of change to our starting lineup but we have more depth on the bench (except for in the forwards where we're very light :()
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 19, 2018, 12:33:16 PM
Interesting exercise to compare from last year, IMO for Galway there will be more changes to both the starting 15 and the players who come in from the bench if league form counts:

R Lavelle – Will start
C Sweeney – Will start
D Kyne – Will start
L Silke – No longer on panel
G Bradshaw – Will start
G O’Donnell - Sub
D Wynne - Sub
T Flynn - Sub
F Ó Curraoin – Injured
J Heaney – Will start
P Conroy – Will start
S Walsh – Will start
M Daly – 50/50 start or sub
D Comer – Will start
S Armstrong – Sub

Subs:
G Sice – Retired
E Brannigan – Injured
D Cummins – Injured
M Lundy – No longer on panel

Kerin will start. Ian Burke a possibility but more likely a sub. Varley, Patrick Sweeney, Duane have been thereabouts at times in the league.

O'Ceallaigh, Cooke and McHugh are all highly likely to make their first championship appearance. Seán Kelly and Duggan in the mix to possibly do so as well. If Galway line out as per the league final that would be 5 championship neophytes.

And perhaps that is just too many debutants to field against this battle hardened Mayo team who won't take Galway for granted like in 2016/17 and who, as Andy Moran said lately, "love big games".
We have also seen since KW took over that some players who saw extensive minutes in the league (e.g. Kyne in '15, McHugh in '17) haven't then gone on to feature at all in that years championship so the assumptions I've made above may prove to be very foolish in time.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 19, 2018, 12:45:23 PM
What's the consensus among Galway fans re the game AFA? For instance it seems a do or die game for Mayo seeing as the loser enters the backdoor at the first stage and the fact time and tide waits for no man. Is there as much pressure on the Galway team in that sense is what I am trying to ask?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mrhardyannual on April 19, 2018, 01:22:35 PM
Apart from the obvious additional chance of meeting another "strong" county at the early stages of the qualifiers I fail to see the huge danger to Mayo that others do in the back-door route. The players themselves are on record as saying that playing matches week to week is easier on the body and more enjoyable than training for a fortnight or more for a game. Momentum is built. A fortune is spent on S&C , physio, diet, recovery etc so that players are at a near professional level. Playing a game week on week over two months could hardly be too onerous. This Mayo team thrives on this kind of situation and are relatively "lightly run" in the current season. There was few signs of fatigue at the end of last year's competition and that included extra time and replays which are unusual.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on April 19, 2018, 01:27:26 PM
I don't think this game is do or die for Mayo either, we could learn plenty about the fringe players by going through the backdoor
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 19, 2018, 03:01:39 PM
What's the consensus among Galway fans re the game AFA? For instance it seems a do or die game for Mayo seeing as the loser enters the backdoor at the first stage and the fact time and tide waits for no man. Is there as much pressure on the Galway team in that sense is what I am trying to ask?

Someone still living in the county will be much better placed to comment on the local expectations than me but personally I think that while there's definitely more pressure on Galway this year, this is not a "do or die" situation.
I expect this to be a savage hard game for Galway to win, they'll be no f**king around from Mayo and the big problem for the loser is the qualifier draw afterwards, who wants to possibly play Monaghan or Tyrone away at the start of June in a win or go home situation having just lost to their big provincial rival?

In terms of who needs to win more it's obviously Mayo, the less number of matches for the core Mayo men the better, maybe I'm wrong on that but there's been a few near misses along the way and they won't want to leave it to chance. When the draw was made I was firmly of the opinion that if Mayo were to lose in May they were in big trouble but on reflection they will more than likely just keep going and will improve as the year goes on, just like they have every other year. I think Galway can recover also if they go through the qualifier route to make the Super 8 (dependant on the draw of course).

While there's been incremental progress every year under KW, in the cold light of day Galway have had 3 very disappointing and tame exits to the championship in 15/16/17, that needs to be rectified this year by getting to the Super 8s and performing well, they may not be able to get to a semi final but I think it will be disastrous moving forward if Galway don't make that round robin stage, for me whether they get there via Connacht (preferable of course) or the qualifiers is much of a muchness.
All evidence would say that there's definitely more chance of Galway blowing up at some point this summer than Mayo if they lose on the 13th but staying up in Division One was massive, the matches against the top teams so far this year for both the new players and the older lads can only bring them on a ton, really they can only be judged on the 2018 overall performance when assessed at the end of the year, the Galway set-up deserve that at the very least.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 19, 2018, 03:03:03 PM
I don't think this game is do or die for Mayo either, we could learn plenty about the fringe players by going through the backdoor

and Stephen Rochford is such a good man at using those fringe players
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 19, 2018, 03:06:14 PM
Mayo are better than any team they'll meet in the QFs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 19, 2018, 03:41:51 PM
19 pages and the match still 24 days away!!!
A definite 100 pager at least.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: thebuzz on April 19, 2018, 04:09:52 PM
Mayo are better than any team they'll meet in the QFs.

Mayo are better than any team they'll meet in the qualifiers. However they can be caught cold at that time of the year and in my view rode their luck early on last year.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 19, 2018, 09:06:42 PM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mayoman dan on April 19, 2018, 10:29:39 PM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 20, 2018, 09:30:16 AM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D

what would you have given Holmes / Connolly and also Horan
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on April 20, 2018, 10:15:44 AM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
only problem I have with him is he is completely shit or burst as a manager and a generation of v talented playr could well be lost because of him.
he has always gone for the tried and trusted player on the panel even if he doesn't trust them enough to play them . barry moran being the biggest case in point. he has not played more than a few minute for years  but is still retained while the like of brian regan and liam Irwin are culled from the panel .
shane nally  looked like  he falling into this bracket even though looks good when ever he get one and never mind davi drakes celebrity appearance for the last 5 minute  of so many games. though he has his first right good game for mayo this year against Donegal.
mayo could live to regret this esp if we don't win sam soon
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 20, 2018, 10:30:27 AM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D

To be fair we rode our luck through the backdoor last year. I don't think many were singing his praises pre Roscommon replay last year. Whether we get as lucky pre super 8s this year is another thing. Especially since Keegan is out until mid to late June at the earliest (what I heard) if we lose to Galway.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 20, 2018, 11:02:57 AM
Being a sports fan is about emotion most of all. And there is something about this Mayo team that lost 3 finals by a point to the Dubs machine that goes way beyond the usual sports experience, even for non Mayo people.

Sid said it a while ago
“It might not feel like it to a Mayo person but there has to be something, as you say, almost spiritual about following a team like that. It’s something bigger than just following a team, and as a Dublin supporter, I almost envy Mayo supporters.”

Joe Dolan had a hit in 1981 with More and More
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jkLC2mj5wvE

Time and time again
I try to find you
Til the very end
I won't turn back
Down every road I travel on and on and on
Reaching out my hand
I try to touch, I try to feel
But you're not there
No you're not real
Still I believe
That you'll be mine

Galway hurlers had a similar story to Mayo for a long time but the paths diverged last September.
Hopefully Mayo can give it a right lash this year and finish the job. In any case they have brought great honour to the county no matter what happens .



Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on April 20, 2018, 12:52:09 PM
Success would ruin Mayo.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on April 20, 2018, 01:25:14 PM
Indeed look what happened to ye :D
1986 to 2001 went mad winning things-now a poor Intermediate team at best.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on April 20, 2018, 01:42:54 PM
True.
Great memories though.



Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 20, 2018, 01:55:48 PM
Success would ruin Mayo.

The quest is our raison d'être.
We'd be completely without purpose if everyone lost to us, if we were the ones saying "if there was one team i'd love to see win it, it's yourselves..." to the vanquished outside Philly Ryans, if we had no kick-in-the-balls defeat to mourn over the winter, if we had no pr*cks of neighbours with smart alec remarks despite them tamely losing in July. It's just the way things are, people have been born and reared into that way of life - would be a terrible shock if the world flipped like that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 20, 2018, 02:37:07 PM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
only problem I have with him is he is completely shit or burst as a manager and a generation of v talented playr could well be lost because of him.
he has always gone for the tried and trusted player on the panel even if he doesn't trust them enough to play them . barry moran being the biggest case in point. he has not played more than a few minute for years  but is still retained while the like of brian regan and liam Irwin are culled from the panel .
shane nally  looked like  he falling into this bracket even though looks good when ever he get one and never mind davi drakes celebrity appearance for the last 5 minute  of so many games. though he has his first right good game for mayo this year against Donegal.
mayo could live to regret this esp if we don't win sam soon

tried and trusted players remain Mayos best players by some distance and you only have to look at NFL games to see how vulnerable Mayo are without a few of those tried and trusted players. Safe and sensible management by Rochford it would be daft throwing in lads that would make the team weaker for a championship game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on April 20, 2018, 04:49:27 PM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
only problem I have with him is he is completely shit or burst as a manager and a generation of v talented playr could well be lost because of him.
he has always gone for the tried and trusted player on the panel even if he doesn't trust them enough to play them . barry moran being the biggest case in point. he has not played more than a few minute for years  but is still retained while the like of brian regan and liam Irwin are culled from the panel .
shane nally  looked like  he falling into this bracket even though looks good when ever he get one and never mind davi drakes celebrity appearance for the last 5 minute  of so many games. though he has his first right good game for mayo this year against Donegal.
mayo could live to regret this esp if we don't win sam soon

tried and trusted players remain Mayos best players by some distance and you only have to look at NFL games to see how vulnerable Mayo are without a few of those tried and trusted players. Safe and sensible management by Rochford it would be daft throwing in lads that would make the team weaker for a championship game.

it only seems like that because no one else is given a proper chance
the 1st 18 or so are tope class to be sure but after that things are not quiet as good.
Mayo are squeezing as much as they can out of some of these guys on a last chance salon basis for about 3 years now.
there is loads of young talent but Rochford is not willing to trust it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on April 20, 2018, 06:47:31 PM
What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
only problem I have with him is he is completely shit or burst as a manager and a generation of v talented playr could well be lost because of him.
he has always gone for the tried and trusted player on the panel even if he doesn't trust them enough to play them . barry moran being the biggest case in point. he has not played more than a few minute for years  but is still retained while the like of brian regan and liam Irwin are culled from the panel .
shane nally  looked like  he falling into this bracket even though looks good when ever he get one and never mind davi drakes celebrity appearance for the last 5 minute  of so many games. though he has his first right good game for mayo this year against Donegal.
mayo could live to regret this esp if we don't win sam soon

tried and trusted players remain Mayos best players by some distance and you only have to look at NFL games to see how vulnerable Mayo are without a few of those tried and trusted players. Safe and sensible management by Rochford it would be daft throwing in lads that would make the team weaker for a championship game.

it only seems like that because no one else is given a proper chance
the 1st 18 or so are tope class to be sure but after that things are not quiet as good.
Mayo are squeezing as much as they can out of some of these guys on a last chance salon basis for about 3 years now.
there is loads of young talent but Rochford is not willing to trust it.

What do Mayo fans think of Rochford? Could anyone else have squeezed more out of the team?
Whenever they do leave the scene it will feel strange. They have been on the go for most of this decade.

I like him and am happy enough with him as our manager.Tactically very good and not afraid to try something new.Obviously swapping goalkeepers for the replay final was a disaster but i felt he made up for it last year.We were 7/1 with some bookies the week of the final and we came damn close to winning the bloody thing.The only gripe i have with him is some of his substitutions are questionable.Bringing on fellas with 2 minutes to go is a waste of time and bringing on backs when were chasing a game drives me up the wall.Overall id give him an 8 out of 10.Deliver Sam and il give him whatever he wants ;D
only problem I have with him is he is completely shit or burst as a manager and a generation of v talented playr could well be lost because of him.
he has always gone for the tried and trusted player on the panel even if he doesn't trust them enough to play them . barry moran being the biggest case in point. he has not played more than a few minute for years  but is still retained while the like of brian regan and liam Irwin are culled from the panel .
shane nally  looked like  he falling into this bracket even though looks good when ever he get one and never mind davi drakes celebrity appearance for the last 5 minute  of so many games. though he has his first right good game for mayo this year against Donegal.
mayo could live to regret this esp if we don't win sam soon

tried and trusted players remain Mayos best players by some distance and you only have to look at NFL games to see how vulnerable Mayo are without a few of those tried and trusted players. Safe and sensible management by Rochford it would be daft throwing in lads that would make the team weaker for a championship game.

it only seems like that because no one else is given a proper chance
the 1st 18 or so are tope class to be sure but after that things are not quiet as good.
Mayo are squeezing as much as they can out of some of these guys on a last chance salon basis for about 3 years now.
there is loads of young talent but Rochford is not willing to trust it.
In last 3 years most of the best underage players for Mayo have been given their chance for what i see Coen,Harrsion,O Donoghue,Durcan,Loftus etc. Young talent is one thing but young talent that are good enough to perform at the business end of the championship is another thing altogether.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on April 21, 2018, 07:00:13 PM
Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 22, 2018, 02:35:08 AM
Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.

That's what I heard myself this weekend. A very big loss especially given the way Galway set-up. Brannigan carries a lot of ball between the lines and always seems to give Boyle an awful hard time of it. After Comer probably the one forward, Kevin Walsh didn't want to lose.

Keegan gone is balanced out by no Silke or Brannigan. Not even counting COC. He'll play 100%.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: twohands!!! on April 22, 2018, 02:23:22 PM
Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.

That's what I heard myself this weekend. A very big loss especially given the way Galway set-up. Brannigan carries a lot of ball between the lines and always seems to give Boyle an awful hard time of it. After Comer probably the one forward, Kevin Walsh didn't want to lose.

Keegan gone is balanced out by no Silke or Brannigan. Not even counting COC. He'll play 100%.

Dont Foul posted some stats during the week on all the televised Division 1 games in the league.

Brannigan was in flying form for Galway in the league based on the shooting stats.
That's before you even start talking about the amount of work he gets through on the pitch.
If he's missing he will be a very big loss for Galway.


Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 22, 2018, 05:53:34 PM
More interesting is how poor Walsh’s stats were. He’s never really became the player he was hyped to be.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 22, 2018, 06:05:35 PM
More interesting is how poor Walsh’s stats were. He’s never really became the player he was hyped to be.

Not yet
Let's see how he gets on on the dry ground
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on April 22, 2018, 06:46:47 PM
More interesting is how poor Walsh’s stats were. He’s never really became the player he was hyped to be.

Not yet
Let's see how he gets on on the dry ground
Are you expecting a rare dry Irish summer? MacHale Park come May 13th will still be soft and sandy.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 22, 2018, 07:07:47 PM
More interesting is how poor Walsh’s stats were. He’s never really became the player he was hyped to be.
True he hasn't delivered on his potential at all yet at senior level.
Has shown flashes of it here and there but not on a consistent basis.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 23, 2018, 02:58:51 PM
Brannigan was still on crutches over the weekend.

If he's missing I guess Ian Burke will probably start now. And probably Michael Daly too. Very good players in their own right but neither can replicate what Brannigan does.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 23, 2018, 03:19:33 PM
Brannigan is surely out for Mayo if he's still on crutches, there will have to be an adjustment made in terms of the HF line, as mentioned here already there's no like for like replacement to come in for him really
I read elsewhere that Kerin was taken off with an injury sustained during the pitch opening in Killererin yesterday. That's another of Galway's very best players possibly in bother for the 13th, he would be another big loss.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on April 23, 2018, 03:29:47 PM
Brannigan is surely out for Mayo if he's still on crutches, there will have to be an adjustment made in terms of the HF line, as mentioned here already there's no like for like replacement to come in for him really
I read elsewhere that Kerin was taken off with an injury sustained during the pitch opening in Killererin yesterday. That's another of Galway's very best players possibly in bother for the 13th, he would be another big loss.
Kerin would be a bigger loss when you consider our lack of quality backup in that position - hopefully its just a knock and nothing too serious.

Hard to see Brannigan togging in Castlebar if he is still on crutches.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 23, 2018, 03:36:25 PM
I can see how Kerin is arguably the bigger loss if he is out.
One of the advantages that Galway has going into this match was player availability, that has changed dramatically in the course of a week if both don't tog out.

Bad news for Galway on the brannigan front,looks like a six week lay off which would have him back end of may,ligaments which are a fecker to heal.A very big loss the amount of ground he covers surreal,m.daly might get a couple of scores but as regards defending and tracking back not a patch on brannigan.

That's what I heard myself this weekend. A very big loss especially given the way Galway set-up. Brannigan carries a lot of ball between the lines and always seems to give Boyle an awful hard time of it. After Comer probably the one forward, Kevin Walsh didn't want to lose.

Keegan gone is balanced out by no Silke or Brannigan. Not even counting COC. He'll play 100%.

Dont Foul posted some stats during the week on all the televised Division 1 games in the league.

Brannigan was in flying form for Galway in the league based on the shooting stats.
That's before you even start talking about the amount of work he gets through on the pitch.
If he's missing he will be a very big loss for Galway.




Those conversion rates for Kilkenny and Scully are outrageous, Basquel not too far behind either. The shot maps for any Dublin match are also very instructive as to their success, they nearly always only take on high percentage conversion chances in the vicinity of the semi-circle.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 23, 2018, 05:32:42 PM
Are tickets going on sale tomorrow ?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 23, 2018, 08:24:51 PM
Yep.
http://connachtgaa.ie/news/ticket-details-mayo-v-galway-clash/ (http://connachtgaa.ie/news/ticket-details-mayo-v-galway-clash/)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 23, 2018, 08:52:24 PM
Be interesting to see if this sells out . 28k in mchale park and it will still look half empty, health & safety gone daft if ya ask me.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on April 23, 2018, 09:20:15 PM
Be interesting to see if this sells out . 28k in mchale park and it will still look half empty, health & safety gone daft if ya ask me.
What was it originally supposed to be after the stand was finished? I’ve a figure of 37000 in my head, but can’t say I’ve ever seen a definitive number..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 23, 2018, 09:32:49 PM
Be interesting to see if this sells out . 28k in mchale park and it will still look half empty, health & safety gone daft if ya ask me.
What was it originally supposed to be after the stand was finished? I’ve a figure of 37000 in my head, but can’t say I’ve ever seen a definitive number..

Well capacity was 34 or 35k with the old stand so must have been 38 anyway?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Owenmoresider on April 24, 2018, 09:07:15 AM
Be interesting to see if this sells out . 28k in mchale park and it will still look half empty, health & safety gone daft if ya ask me.
What was it originally supposed to be after the stand was finished? I’ve a figure of 37000 in my head, but can’t say I’ve ever seen a definitive number..

Well capacity was 34 or 35k with the old stand so must have been 38 anyway?
I thought it was 38 too. Those H&S audits were ridiculous in cutting down capacities all over the place, no doubt to justify bringing more games to CP.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on April 24, 2018, 11:42:28 AM
Mayo News reporting a full house of close to 30k!! Must be a typo surely

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Here’s the front of today’s sports section. Inside: read how only 4,000 stand tickets will be on general sale for Mayo v Galway on May 13 which is expected to draw a full house of almost 30,000 to Castlebar. #mayogaa #GAA
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 24, 2018, 01:34:55 PM
34k there in 06 , pretty sure I can remember 39k back in 90s. Great atmosphere  days , when provincial  championship football was nail biting stuff
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 24, 2018, 02:12:13 PM
34k there in 06 , pretty sure I can remember 39k back in 90s. Great atmosphere  days , when provincial  championship football was nail biting stuff

The match twenty years ago in Castlebar was as good as it gets, the atmosphere was just electric.
They may have gone slightly over the top with the capacity reductions (particularly in Castlebar) but there is definitely the need for health and safety though. I'll never forget '99 in Tuam, the crowding on the terrace was ridiculous and the place was in a total heap with all the rain.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 24, 2018, 03:19:24 PM
Ahh but they were great days mo chara, something very special about them Mayo v Galway clashes down the years . That atmosphere and sense of occasion doesn't just happen , it started back in the 1930s when people would cycle the length and breath of the province to watch Mayo v Galway  . I remember  reading quotes from the great Jimmy Murray of Roscommon about it , he used to cycle himself to them and said he took inspiration from both teams with Galway winning two all Irelands and Mayo one along with the famous six in a row league titles.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 24, 2018, 04:03:30 PM
Ahh but they were great days mo chara, something very special about them Mayo v Galway clashes down the years . That atmosphere and sense of occasion doesn't just happen , it started back in the 1930s when people would cycle the length and breath of the province to watch Mayo v Galway  . I remember  reading quotes from the great Jimmy Murray of Roscommon about it , he used to cycle himself to them and said he took inspiration from both teams with Galway winning two all Irelands and Mayo one along with the famous six in a row league titles.
It was definitely more exciting when it was knock out.
All Ireland finalists 96-98 got dumped out the following year  in 98 and 99. When Galway and Mayo are playing at the highest skill level the matches can be fabulous.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 25, 2018, 10:06:14 AM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on April 25, 2018, 10:11:40 AM
That's it, you may forget about beating Galway now.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 25, 2018, 10:26:39 AM
That's it, you may forget about beating Galway now.
vnava
Mayo only bloom in August, Jinxy, after all the flowers are pulled up in Navan Garden Centre.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on April 25, 2018, 11:37:12 AM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Was this in Hurling they were playing? :P
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 26, 2018, 09:46:01 AM
A few injuries appearing for Galway which is only natural, I expect Mayo to have everyone back for the May 13th apart from Keegan.

I just don't see it as big a game as some others are trying to make out although there is more pressure on Mayo with every defeat they suffer usually greeted with the end of the era narrative.

Both teams should qualify for the super 8's unless the loser is extremely unlucky with the draw. 

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: moysider on April 26, 2018, 10:09:44 AM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on April 26, 2018, 11:28:59 AM
A few injuries appearing for Galway which is only natural, I expect Mayo to have everyone back for the May 13th apart from Keegan.

I just don't see it as big a game as some others are trying to make out although there is more pressure on Mayo with every defeat they suffer usually greeted with the end of the era narrative.

Both teams should qualify for the super 8's unless the loser is extremely unlucky with the draw.



I disagree. I think only one playing on the 13th May will make Super 8's!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 26, 2018, 01:14:09 PM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

Haven't heard. Harrison rumoured to have taken part though.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on April 26, 2018, 01:29:43 PM
A few injuries appearing for Galway which is only natural, I expect Mayo to have everyone back for the May 13th apart from Keegan.

I just don't see it as big a game as some others are trying to make out although there is more pressure on Mayo with every defeat they suffer usually greeted with the end of the era narrative.

Both teams should qualify for the super 8's unless the loser is extremely unlucky with the draw.



I disagree. I think only one playing on the 13th May will make Super 8's!
Depends on the draw and if they get a bit of luck along the way!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: ballinaman on April 26, 2018, 02:24:19 PM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

Haven't heard. Harrison rumoured to have taken part though.
Gavin Duffy played full forward
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Orchard park on April 26, 2018, 02:27:36 PM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

Haven't heard. Harrison rumoured to have taken part though.
Gavin Duffy played full forward

Only in the 2md half he had to move from midfield as could catch Aidan O'Sheas kickouts. Keegan put in a serious 70 min shift and was good to see Dermot Flanagan back to give more options in attack
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 26, 2018, 02:55:09 PM
AIB GAA Club Footballer of the Year, Liam Silke, believes the All-Ireland Club Championships should be completed in a calendar year.

It’s long been the tradition for the All-Ireland Club Finals to be held on St. Patrick’s Day the year after the county and provincial championships have been played.

But even though Silke’s club Corofin have won two All-Ireland Club Championships in the past four years he’s not a fan of the current system.

He says it puts excessive demands on elite club players like him who are also members of inter-county panels, and would much prefer if the All-Ireland Club Finals were held in December.

“Yeah, 100 per cent,” he told GAA.ie “There needs to be something done to address the problem. The way it is, the last five years I've been on the go non-stop, going from club to county.

“Obviously it's only a select few who are in that position or have that problem because there are only eight or so clubs going onto that stage of the year.

“But there still needs to be some divide put in place and something needs to be done to rectify the problem because it's not really fair on players.

“Those Corofin players (who have rejoined the Galway panel) are now are on the back foot.

“They haven't got those few months pre-season put in and they've missed the whole League.

“So it's going to be hard for them to try to break into the team because there have been players there doing it for the past few months.”

Having the All-Ireland Club Finals on St. Patrick’s Day has made it something of a red-letter date in the GAA calendar, but Silke doesn’t take it would detract from the occasion if the Finals were held in December instead.

“After a few years you'd nearly forget it was on St. Patrick's Day,” he said.

“You'd be looking forward to December for the All-Ireland Finals.

“It's great to have that tradition, but it's more important to be looking after the players and making sure that they're getting their best opportunity to prepare well for both club and county.

“And, as you can see, Croke Park is always in great shape. I don't think the weather is going to have any impact on that, really.”

After a hectic few years with club and county, Silke has decided to take a break from the game for the summer.

Currently studying a Postgraduate Degree in Medicine in UCD, once he completes his exams in early May he’ll head to Boston for the summer with his girlfriend and a few others.

It was a difficult decision to make because the Galway footballers have started the season so impressively, but he’s still content that it was the right one.

“Yeah, it does make the decision harder when they're going so well,” admitted Silke. “But, look, this is my last opportunity to do it. It was this year or never, really.

“With the course I'm doing it's the only year that I'd have the full summer off. I kind of just want to take the opportunity to travel while I can because I won't get it again.

“And, also, I'd like a bit of a break because I've been on the go for the last five years with Corofin and Galway. It's nice to be able to take the break, but, again, I don't like missing out on the Championship and that.

“It's great to see Galway do so well, I'm very happy for them. What they've built this year will be there to see in the next few years and they'll reap the rewards.

"I still want to play for Galway, I love playing for Galway. That's not going to change, it's just to take a short break and hopefully be back in there."
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 26, 2018, 04:57:37 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 26, 2018, 07:02:35 PM
Mayo lost a challenge to Donegal. 2-21 to 2-18.

Any team anywhere for that Farr?

Haven't heard. Harrison rumoured to have taken part though.
Gavin Duffy played full forward

That's a lie , he actually played full back despite the daft rumours.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 26, 2018, 07:29:01 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 26, 2018, 07:42:04 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 26, 2018, 08:08:46 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

This is the GAA we’re talking about, common sense doesn’t come into player management.

I don’t rate Walah as highly as some but he’s far from the only IC manager who would have tried to micro-manage players like that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 26, 2018, 08:10:21 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

I guess the fear is that it could turn into a 5 day drinking session over there and that and the long flights might mean the players aren't even right at training next week after missing out completely this week. You can understand why lads would want to go on a team holiday with their club mates after winning an All-Ireland though. It's a difficult situation.

Corofin's long run was great for them but not so great for their players chances of getting on the Galway team. Especially a team that has been winning. They probably feel they are behind everyone else before even getting involved.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GAAFantasy on April 26, 2018, 09:44:55 PM
Big decisions to be made in regard to your Fantasy Gaelic Football team www.fantasygaelicfootball.com (http://www.fantasygaelicfootball.com)

Do you go
A: 2 Galway thinking they will win?
B: 2 Mayo thinking they will win?
C: Hell yea 2 from both as both All-Ireland Contenders?
D: Sure there is back door games, might make me more points there!! 2 from both it is! :P
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 26, 2018, 10:31:29 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

I guess the fear is that it could turn into a 5 day drinking session over there and that and the long flights might mean the players aren't even right at training next week after missing out completely this week. You can understand why lads would want to go on a team holiday with their club mates after winning an All-Ireland though. It's a difficult situation.

Corofin's long run was great for them but not so great for their players chances of getting on the Galway team. Especially a team that has been winning. They probably feel they are behind everyone else before even getting involved.
You’re in New York on a trip with your clubmates - of course it’ll be a 5 day drink fest :-)
Did Ian Burke play any part in the A v B game at the weekend?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 26, 2018, 11:09:15 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

I guess the fear is that it could turn into a 5 day drinking session over there and that and the long flights might mean the players aren't even right at training next week after missing out completely this week. You can understand why lads would want to go on a team holiday with their club mates after winning an All-Ireland though. It's a difficult situation.

Corofin's long run was great for them but not so great for their players chances of getting on the Galway team. Especially a team that has been winning. They probably feel they are behind everyone else before even getting involved.
You’re in New York on a trip with your clubmates - of course it’ll be a 5 day drink fest :-)
Did Ian Burke play any part in the A v B game at the weekend?

No but some of the Corofin lads were in Dublin the night before for the club awards.

I see Lavelle has transferred from Renvyle to Salthill. Always sad to see small rural clubs lose players to big clubs in urban areas but that's the way it is now unfortunately. Renvyle is an hour and a half drive from Galway as it is. Let alone if you're working even further east.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 26, 2018, 11:28:27 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

I guess the fear is that it could turn into a 5 day drinking session over there and that and the long flights might mean the players aren't even right at training next week after missing out completely this week. You can understand why lads would want to go on a team holiday with their club mates after winning an All-Ireland though. It's a difficult situation.

Corofin's long run was great for them but not so great for their players chances of getting on the Galway team. Especially a team that has been winning. They probably feel they are behind everyone else before even getting involved.
You’re in New York on a trip with your clubmates - of course it’ll be a 5 day drink fest :-)
Did Ian Burke play any part in the A v B game at the weekend?

Comes down to trusting your players to take care of themselves too though, still think it's extremely harsh. Ian Burke didn't play that A v B game but Steede did and played very well apparently. Kerin  came off injured at some stage too, hopefully it's not serious.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 27, 2018, 07:19:41 AM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

Less than 3 weeks.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on April 27, 2018, 07:27:46 AM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

Less than 3 weeks.
.
Yeah it’s two weeks and two days away now.
The way the club AI series is structured is making it very hard for lads to break in with the county.
It’s ridiculous to force lads who are trying to break into their county team to miss the entire league.
Crazy.The way it worked out a lad like Steede may well have got the run in midfield that Duggan ended up getting instead.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 27, 2018, 07:32:03 AM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Presumably the other Corofin lads in the panel (Burke, Molloy, Power) stayed in Ireland?

Looks like it yes so they're missing out on the trip, presumably after getting the same warning as Steede, these lads need a life too, what difference is 5 days going to make and it's not as if the Mayo game is next weekend, it's still over 3 weeks away.

Less than 3 weeks.
.
Yeah it’s two weeks and two days away now.
The way the club AI series is structured is making it very hard for lads to break in with the county.
It’s ridiculous to force lads who are trying to break into their county team to miss the entire league.
Crazy.The way it worked out a lad like Steede may well have got the run in midfield that Duggan ended up getting instead.
The time between the end of the league and the start of championship is short but if they get to the Super 8 they will need a deep panel. When Galway had a really good team the 15 that played at the start wouldnt be the exact same 15 that played in the final. Players get injured or lose form.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on April 27, 2018, 11:59:58 AM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Think he was pulling out anyway as he hadn't been going too well. Was never quite county standard IMO. Ml Farragher is the one they really should make an effort to get in. Lot of lesser players there ahead of him.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 27, 2018, 12:01:12 PM
The Mayo match is right around the corner and Steede is just back into the panel. It's probably harsh but I don't doubt that, rightly or wrongly, plenty of other IC managers would have done the exact same thing.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on April 27, 2018, 12:06:08 PM
Rumour has it that Ronan Steede has been axed from the panel because he's gone to New York for 5 days with Corofin. Madness if true.

Think he was pulling out anyway as he hadn't been going too well. Was never quite county standard IMO. Ml Farragher is the one they really should make an effort to get in. Lot of lesser players there ahead of him.

I've never been convinced by Steede, thought he'd struggled when up against good midfielders anytime I've seen him. Agree on Michael Farragher, Corofin's progress every year is really affecting the likes of him.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 27, 2018, 01:51:22 PM
Does it make any difference if someone from Corofin doesn't play against Mayo in May? the League is played at a slower pace than championship and if a player is good enough he will be selected later.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 28, 2018, 01:16:07 PM
Nobody seems too sure how this will go . It is very interesting aspect to games not involving dublin in recent years , yes most of the time it's the same three or four remaining when semis come about but Galway have beaten Mayo twice , Ros hammered Galway,  Tipp have beaten Galway and reached a semi , Tipp can beat Cork , Mayo beat Kerry . All in recent years.

What a championship  it would be without Dublin.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on April 28, 2018, 01:26:13 PM
Speaking of Corofin, they got flaked by New York 1-20 to 1-07 on Thursday night. Obviously it’s a big jaunt for them so you have to caution against reading too much into the result. The New York-Leitrim match is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ties of the summer, though.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 28, 2018, 01:29:02 PM
Speaking of Corofin, they got flaked by New York 1-20 to 1-07 on Thursday night. Obviously it’s a big jaunt for them so you have to caution against reading too much into the result. The Nes York-Leitrim match is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ties of the summer.

Was only half the Corofin team and that half was probably still hungover.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 28, 2018, 05:56:55 PM
Speaking of Corofin, they got flaked by New York 1-20 to 1-07 on Thursday night. Obviously it’s a big jaunt for them so you have to caution against reading too much into the result. The Nes York-Leitrim match is shaping up to be one of the most interesting ties of the summer.

Was only half the Corofin team and that half was probably still hungover.

Doubtful, they were nearly straight off the plane and on a bus to Gaelic Park. The match was also played at 12.45am Irish time which wouldn't have helped.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on April 28, 2018, 09:43:54 PM
Enda varley has been invited to county training for a trial period after his 1-8 for Vincents this evening.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on April 28, 2018, 10:30:40 PM
Enda varley has been invited to county training for a trial period after his 1-8 for Vincents this evening.
Good. I thought he was unlucky to get axed in the first place.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on April 30, 2018, 09:24:03 AM
20 years since 98 . Jaysus.


There is a good soundcloud here :

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0429/959059-there-was-a-great-chemistry-the-galway-team-of-98/
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on April 30, 2018, 08:47:26 PM
It seems the Ronan steede episode has not gone down well in the Galway camp, as in some of the players it has been an unwanted distraction.
It looks like the slim chance brannigan had of even making the subs is all but buried.
The only positive bit of news is that Galway defeated cork in a challenge,match.as is the norm with these behind closed door matches no details of who started or finished.maybe some other poster has the direct line!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on April 30, 2018, 09:01:45 PM
It seems the Ronan steede episode has not gone down well in the Galway camp, as in some of the players it has been an unwanted distraction.

Because of KW cutting Steede out of the panel or that he went to the US in the first place?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 30, 2018, 10:48:15 PM
It seems the Ronan steede episode has not gone down well in the Galway camp, as in some of the players it has been an unwanted distraction.

Because of KW cutting Steede out of the panel or that he went to the US in the first place?

The first option I'd imagine AFA, they're a tight knit bunch, this was never going to end well.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on April 30, 2018, 10:55:12 PM
In semi related news.

Former Mayo forward Mark Ronaldson has transferred from his native club Shrule/Glencorrib to Oranmore/Maree.

Ronaldson won an All-Ireland under 21 medal with Mayo back in 2006, along with 3 Connacht SFC medals over the years.

He made his senior championship debut for Mayo off the bench against Sligo in 2008 and his last appearance was as a substitute against Dublin in the 2015 All-Ireland semi-final.

Ronaldson works as a teacher in Ballinasloe, bought a house in Oranmore and has now transferred clubs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on April 30, 2018, 10:57:37 PM
I see Ruairí Lavelle has transferred to Salthill in other transfer news.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on April 30, 2018, 10:58:33 PM
It seems the Ronan steede episode has not gone down well in the Galway camp, as in some of the players it has been an unwanted distraction.

Because of KW cutting Steede out of the panel or that he went to the US in the first place?

The first option I'd imagine AFA, they're a tight knit bunch, this was never going to end well.

Jaysus. We might have a bit of a chance afterall.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 01, 2018, 12:07:28 PM
It seems the Ronan steede episode has not gone down well in the Galway camp, as in some of the players it has been an unwanted distraction.

Because of KW cutting Steede out of the panel or that he went to the US in the first place?

The first option I'd imagine AFA, they're a tight knit bunch, this was never going to end well.

Jaysus. We might have a bit of a chance afterall.
The lady is leading you astray Farr!!  :P
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 01, 2018, 08:13:13 PM
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155624946263262&id=187794613261  (https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=10155624946263262&id=187794613261)

Cillian still not back training fully according to Rochford so hard to see him starting. Could well be rubbish at the same time.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 02, 2018, 12:09:09 PM
Brannigan is a huge loss to Galway, their's no shortage of good forwards on the bench but don't think any of them are a direct replacement for him. The backs pick themselves if Kerin is fit, with Brannigan missing I'd be very surprised if he doesn't pick Conroy, Cooke & Duggan whilst Kell, Walsh, Comer & McHugh will all start too which leaves one spot up for grabs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 02, 2018, 03:30:29 PM
I see Walsh has confirmed that just 3 Corofin players are in the Galway squad now. Power, Molloy and Burke.

"Six invited but three, between going to America and different things, chose not to join up".
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on May 02, 2018, 06:49:22 PM
Enda varley has been invited to county training for a trial period after his 1-8 for Vincents this evening.
Good. I thought he was unlucky to get axed in the first place.

any truth in this I haven't heard it anywhere else,
big difference between club level and county and despite what Dublin belive   that even includes them
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 02, 2018, 07:07:37 PM
I was only actin the ejit. Apologies  if anyone took me serious but I'm long enough posting rubbish in here , ye should of known .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 03, 2018, 12:10:48 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: joemamas on May 03, 2018, 03:37:28 PM
I was only actin the ejit. Apologies  if anyone took me serious but I'm long enough posting rubbish in here , ye should of known .

I took it seriously, especially considering our lack of options in the forward line.
Your credibility has gone down a bit on that one.
you should apply for a job with NY times
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 03, 2018, 11:39:52 PM
Yer man Conor Lane is reportedly down to ref it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Avondhu star on May 03, 2018, 11:54:57 PM
I see Walsh has confirmed that just 3 Corofin players are in the Galway squad now. Power, Molloy and Burke.

"Six invited but three, between going to America and different things, chose not to join up".

Thats becoming a bit of a trend across the country. Lads not bothering with joining a panel unless they know they will be in the first 15/20 come championship time.
Just shows that despite what the G.PA. and certain media elements say it is far from professional sport
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 04, 2018, 12:01:22 AM
I see Walsh has confirmed that just 3 Corofin players are in the Galway squad now. Power, Molloy and Burke.

"Six invited but three, between going to America and different things, chose not to join up".

Thats becoming a bit of a trend across the country. Lads not bothering with joining a panel unless they know they will be in the first 15/20 come championship time.
Just shows that despite what the G.PA. and certain media elements say it is far from professional sport

It goes to show that the demands are far too much like a professional sport, which makes the decision even easier for players to make.

Not great for Walsh when half the players from the AI champions won’t join up when Galway are riding high.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 04, 2018, 10:28:40 AM
Gone are the days when you could bring a lad in during the summer because he was playing great stuff in the club championship.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 04, 2018, 10:28:49 AM
I see Walsh has confirmed that just 3 Corofin players are in the Galway squad now. Power, Molloy and Burke.

"Six invited but three, between going to America and different things, chose not to join up".

Thats becoming a bit of a trend across the country. Lads not bothering with joining a panel unless they know they will be in the first 15/20 come championship time.
Just shows that despite what the G.PA. and certain media elements say it is far from professional sport

It goes to show that the demands are far too much like a professional sport, which makes the decision even easier for players to make.

Not great for Walsh when half the players from the AI champions won’t join up when Galway are riding high.
They should let Brigids win the thing next year
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 04, 2018, 01:55:09 PM
Only getting revved up for this one now. Back working in Mayo and its all anyone is talking about although everyone seems to think its too hard to call

Its funny out of all the great memories I have from GAA, a lot of them are from Mayo v Galway

Winning in Team in '97 when the bull nearly burst the net
Losing the following year when I thought we were invincible and beating them the following year again was sweet, Nestor scoring a goal when Nestor used to always get a goal
There was a match around the turn of the century in Tuam again where the heavens opened, I've never seen some much rain, can't remember the result or the year.
Conor's RIP Micheal Jackson, Conor missing that free in front of me in Castlebar and child coming on and kicking it over from the same spot minutes later
The feeling sorry for them in 2013 but delighted for Andy when he stuck the fourth

I read a brilliant piece by Dion Fanning on watching Mo Salah with his young son, the piece that grabbed me was this

I do know that football - all sport - is not just about escape, it is about who you escape with and who you experience joy with. And sometimes you can lose that joy because the people you escaped with aren't around anymore and maybe then it matters less

And my two favourite GAA memories are like that and are both from Mayo v Galway matches

In 2009 myself, my dad and a girl that doesn't speak to me anymore travelled to Galway, thought we were home and hosed when Galway came back, the unspeakable happened when Meehan got that goal and then out of nowhere Paedar and Andy combined and Salthill erupted, there wasn't a Mayo man left sitting except when I turned around there was my dad, a huge smile, taking it all in

Or in 1989 in Tuam, again Mayo cruising, I was 9 and my brother 8, we knew nothing about not winning in Team, that Mayo teams didn't do that. The Galway man beside us got up to leave with a couple of minutes left "ye have it won", a couple of minutes later Val Daly stuck a goal and the ref blew it up for another day out. On the way home we debated whether your man would ever find out. it became the theme for the summer, we'd be in the bog or sitting down to dinner or down in Enniscrone "do you think he ever found out" delighted at the thought that there was a gombeen who left matches early somewhere thinking results had been different

It'd be great to get a fraction of any of those matches this May
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 04, 2018, 02:14:25 PM
Gone are the days when you could bring a lad in during the summer because he was playing great stuff in the club championship.
Leitrim are starting a player on Sunday that never played a Championship,NFL or FBD game for them before. Must be based on club form?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on May 04, 2018, 02:34:37 PM
Gone are the days when you could bring a lad in during the summer because he was playing great stuff in the club championship.
Leitrim are starting a player on Sunday that never played a Championship,NFL or FBD game for them before. Must be based on club form?

Either that or they are fecked getting players to play for them!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 04, 2018, 02:57:53 PM
Only getting revved up for this one now. Back working in Mayo and its all anyone is talking about although everyone seems to think its too hard to call

Its funny out of all the great memories I have from GAA, a lot of them are from Mayo v Galway

Winning in Team in '97 when the bull nearly burst the net
Losing the following year when I thought we were invincible and beating them the following year again was sweet, Nestor scoring a goal when Nestor used to always get a goal
There was a match around the turn of the century in Tuam again where the heavens opened, I've never seen some much rain, can't remember the result or the year.
Conor's RIP Micheal Jackson, Conor missing that free in front of me in Castlebar and child coming on and kicking it over from the same spot minutes later
The feeling sorry for them in 2013 but delighted for Andy when he stuck the fourth

I read a brilliant piece by Dion Fanning on watching Mo Salah with his young son, the piece that grabbed me was this

I do know that football - all sport - is not just about escape, it is about who you escape with and who you experience joy with. And sometimes you can lose that joy because the people you escaped with aren't around anymore and maybe then it matters less

And my two favourite GAA memories are like that and are both from Mayo v Galway matches

In 2009 myself, my dad and a girl that doesn't speak to me anymore travelled to Galway, thought we were home and hosed when Galway came back, the unspeakable happened when Meehan got that goal and then out of nowhere Paedar and Andy combined and Salthill erupted, there wasn't a Mayo man left sitting except when I turned around there was my dad, a huge smile, taking it all in

Or in 1989 in Tuam, again Mayo cruising, I was 9 and my brother 8, we knew nothing about not winning in Team, that Mayo teams didn't do that. The Galway man beside us got up to leave with a couple of minutes left "ye have it won", a couple of minutes later Val Daly stuck a goal and the ref blew it up for another day out. On the way home we debated whether your man would ever find out. it became the theme for the summer, we'd be in the bog or sitting down to dinner or down in Enniscrone "do you think he ever found out" delighted at the thought that there was a gombeen who left matches early somewhere thinking results had been different

It'd be great to get a fraction of any of those matches this May
That was 1999 in Tuam. We haven't played Mayo in Tuam in the championship since that day.
I remember it well and not in a good way. Horrible result on a winter-like day.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 05, 2018, 01:12:32 AM
I'd say he's going on about 1989 drawn game , drew with Ros too that year and then that magical moment of skill from the great Jimmy Burke in extra time when the Hyde Park erupted into a sea of green n red , my best childhood memory (sheltered life) :)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on May 05, 2018, 10:43:48 AM
Gone are the days when you could bring a lad in during the summer because he was playing great stuff in the club championship.
Leitrim are starting a player on Sunday that never played a Championship,NFL or FBD game for them before. Must be based on club form?

Either that or they are fecked getting players to play for them!
Must have McStay picking their team😆😆
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 05, 2018, 11:58:22 AM
The matches had a different buzz when they were knockout and your summer was over a long time before the Galway races . Mayo could lose the next day and still be going in late August.

What now does have in common with 20 years ago is that Ros, Mayo and Galway are all playing at a high level . That is usually very good for Connacht football.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: whitey on May 05, 2018, 12:19:42 PM
I'd say he's going on about 1989 drawn game , drew with Ros too that year and then that magical moment of skill from the great Jimmy Burke in extra time when the Hyde Park erupted into a sea of green n red , my best childhood memory (sheltered life) :)

The abuse we got off the Rossies behind the Graveyard goal when they scored the penalty was something I had  never experienced at a match before that day......so when Jimmy Burke scored, it was complete and utter madness
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 05, 2018, 02:49:15 PM
Rumour on the North Galway grapevine is Lee Keegan took part in a recent challenge for Mayo, at this stage I'll be more surprised if he's not playing than if he is.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: REDCOL on May 05, 2018, 04:37:21 PM
Lee started Full Back, moved to Centre Back scored 2-5 and then he went to Centre Forward and notched up another six points from play all with his arm in a sling.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 05, 2018, 05:24:12 PM
Galway are extremely worried about an injured Mayo player , going to the extreme of completely telling lies .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 05, 2018, 06:12:20 PM
How did Enda Varley get on?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 05, 2018, 06:56:43 PM
Rumour on the North Galway grapevine is Lee Keegan took part in a recent challenge for Mayo, at this stage I'll be more surprised if he's not playing than if he is.

It really is GAA silly season now.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 05, 2018, 07:06:01 PM
How did Enda Varley get on?
:D
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Lar Naparka on May 05, 2018, 10:19:35 PM
I'd say he's going on about 1989 drawn game , drew with Ros too that year and then that magical moment of skill from the great Jimmy Burke in extra time when the Hyde Park erupted into a sea of green n red , my best childhood memory (sheltered life) :)
That was the time Jimmy got down on his hands and knees and walked the ball over the goal line  or something like that, wasn't it? Something like Big Joe did in 2010 to rob Louth of a well-deserved Leinster title.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 06, 2018, 10:17:46 AM
I'd say he's going on about 1989 drawn game , drew with Ros too that year and then that magical moment of skill from the great Jimmy Burke in extra time when the Hyde Park erupted into a sea of green n red , my best childhood memory (sheltered life) :)
That was the time Jimmy got down on his hands and knees and walked the ball over the goal line  or something like that, wasn't it? Something like Big Joe did in 2010 to rob Louth of a well-deserved Leinster title.

That's the one lar.

I can't quite recall but he must of got injured after  that Im near sure he played no part in the final v Cork.   There's something in my head about him near swallowing his tongue on the pitch in some game maybe it was v Tyrone semi. I was young so only thinking out loud here.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: maigheo on May 06, 2018, 01:34:27 PM
I think Burke did play in the final v Cork and was going well until he got a knee injury after 20 min.  I think the Anthony Finnerty replaced him
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 06, 2018, 02:51:34 PM
It's a pity it's not today with the weather that's in it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 06, 2018, 03:48:25 PM
Just thinking the same thing Farr.  Supposed to be rain from Tuesday till sat next week.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 06, 2018, 09:36:22 PM
Jimmy swallowed his tongue in the final AFAIK and went off in the first half
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 06, 2018, 10:02:12 PM
We may as well give up now according to Sean Cavanagh.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam on May 06, 2018, 11:02:32 PM
I really dislike Sean Cavanagh, he is so bitter from 2016, he really feels like they were the better team.
His rolling over to have his tummy tickled by Dublin last year was a disgrace, claiming they were as well trained as any time over his career, they clearly weren't, the all ireland teams would have given that dublin team a good run for it. Its embarrassing to have him claim that Dublin are unbeatable rather than accepting that they weren't up to it
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 07, 2018, 01:29:48 AM
Lol at sean cavanagh. What a wonderful what a w a n k r
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 07, 2018, 10:11:59 AM
Galway beat Meath by 10 points in a recent challenge game. Declan Kyne is now rated doubtful after picking up an injury i hear.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on May 07, 2018, 10:47:04 AM
Lol at sean cavanagh. What a wonderful what a w a n k r
No need for that about a player that served his county with distinction.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 07, 2018, 11:25:01 AM
Galway beat Meath by 10 points in a recent challenge game. Declan Kyne is now rated doubtful after picking up an injury i hear.

I heard that too. But I'm not believing anything until the teams walk out and the ball is thrown in.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 07, 2018, 11:31:32 AM
Galway beat Meath by 10 points in a recent challenge game. Declan Kyne is now rated doubtful after picking up an injury i hear.

I heard that too. But I'm not believing anything until the teams walk out and the ball is thrown in.
Lee Keegan togged out for Meath as well
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: giveballaghback on May 07, 2018, 11:50:23 AM
Monaghan gave Mayo a trimming in a challenge match played in Moate recently, very poor defending from Mayo  let Monaghan forwards do as they pleased, next Sunday should be a cracker and I dont believe the hype about this Galway team, their Tyrone 2003 setup will not cut in championship 2018 and unless they have something we have not seen Mayo will win.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 07, 2018, 12:20:34 PM
Galway beat Meath by 10 points in a recent challenge game. Declan Kyne is now rated doubtful after picking up an injury i hear.

I heard that too. But I'm not believing anything until the teams walk out and the ball is thrown in.
Kyne has a hamstring problem alright definitely.
No idea how serious it is though
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 07, 2018, 12:58:48 PM
I really dislike Sean Cavanagh, he is so bitter from 2016, he really feels like they were the better team.
His rolling over to have his tummy tickled by Dublin last year was a disgrace, claiming they were as well trained as any time over his career, they clearly weren't, the all ireland teams would have given that dublin team a good run for it. Its embarrassing to have him claim that Dublin are unbeatable rather than accepting that they weren't up to it

Sean Cavanagh is about as much a warrior and a big day player as we've had in the game. Apparently he rolled over last year as a ball starved full forward who was 35 and on the edge of retirement? Amazing that a Mayo man can level an argument like that at the likes of Cavanagh. He's a pundit, paid to give an opinion, one that was a bit out there and will probably he proven false. Not something to be getting upset over
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 07, 2018, 01:04:39 PM
Getting very worried now about the Galway injuries. Brannigan is a loss but probably one we can get away with. Kerin & Kyne however are not. Kerin was the standout defender in D1 this year imo, every game was  8/10 or 9/10 and hes the last of the backline you'd like to lose. Kyne had a solid campaign, looks more comfortable at corner back. Suddenly Galways tight full back line is completely changed
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 08, 2018, 11:24:49 AM
Aye the injuries are a worry especially Brannigan and Kerin who have both become very important players.

I'm a little bit more relaxed about this years game as think Galway are far better equipped to come through the qualifiers should they need too.



Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: SeanInKerry on May 08, 2018, 12:55:54 PM
Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ireland-finals-played-august-no-9914693

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 08, 2018, 01:05:38 PM
Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ireland-finals-played-august-no-9914693

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
45s not penalties and it's a long time since Galway played a senior championship game in Tuam.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 08, 2018, 01:58:46 PM
In 2016 in the rugby Connacht won the Pro 12 having never won anything before.
In 2017 Galway won the hurling after 29 years.
Surely Mayo can do it this year.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 08, 2018, 02:04:15 PM
Galway are the second best team in the country right now' - Stephen Rochford. The Mayo manager not the best at mind games it seems...
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on May 08, 2018, 02:12:58 PM
Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ireland-finals-played-august-no-9914693

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
45s not penalties and it's a long time since Galway played a senior championship game in Tuam.
Last Sunday we all heard that if NY/Laythrum finished level after extra time it was all off to Páirc Sheáin for a replay next Saturday.
So does the free taking not apply to Senior IC Championship
Or
Does JP make his own rules? 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: SeanInKerry on May 08, 2018, 02:28:53 PM
Irish Daily Mirror has confirmed 45s will be taken if Mayo and Galway cannot be separated after normal time and extra time https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ireland-finals-played-august-no-9914693
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 08, 2018, 03:35:04 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 08, 2018, 11:29:46 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on May 09, 2018, 12:23:23 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 09, 2018, 12:47:36 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Not so much in the forwards. A genuine goalpoacher would walk onto the team as would someone who can kick points off either foot.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 09, 2018, 12:54:39 PM
Surely there is a massive chance for someone else up front to have a statement game and give Rochford a selection headache moving forward if COC isn't fit to start on Sunday?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 09, 2018, 02:20:04 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove

If Mayo keep more or less the same starting team again the average age of that team this summer will be 29 and 7 starters will be in their 30s. Those players will also have more combined championship appearances between them than any other team.

The established players will eventually have to step aside because of their age and miles on the clock and where Mayo are in the years ahead will be decided by how good their replacements will be as they will have massive boots to fill.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on May 09, 2018, 02:58:58 PM
It’ll be interesting to see what our back six will be Sunday. With Keegan out and assuming Barrett, Harrison and Vaughan have proven their fitness, picking 6 from those three and Higgins, Boyle, P Durcan, O’Donaghue, Coen and Crowe will be a head scratcher.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on May 09, 2018, 03:22:38 PM
It’ll be interesting to see what our back six will be Sunday. With Keegan out and assuming Barrett, Harrison and Vaughan have proven their fitness, picking 6 from those three and Higgins, Boyle, P Durcan, O’Donaghue, Coen and Crowe will be a head scratcher.

It could be just as interesting to see whose Galway will be. Injury doubts about the 2 corner backs could destabilise what has arguably been Galway's best line this year; the HB that played v Dublin was in truth only middling and will be exposed I feel now that the ground is harder and the ball moving quicker.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 09, 2018, 03:32:52 PM
Throw Keegan in at full forward as a curveball.
Brian Whelahan job.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on May 09, 2018, 03:34:41 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Not so much in the forwards. A genuine goalpoacher would walk onto the team as would someone who can kick points off either foot.
apart from cillian no are exactly heavy scorers alright , except hopefully loftus. but as footballers they bow to no one and the scores can come from any one in the team from eoin o donoghue  forward
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 09, 2018, 03:56:21 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Not so much in the forwards. A genuine goalpoacher would walk onto the team as would someone who can kick points off either foot.
apart from cillian no are exactly heavy scorers alright , except hopefully loftus. but as footballers they bow to no one and the scores can come from any one in the team from eoin o donoghue  forward

The literal best footballer in the country last year isn’t a heavy scorer? Poor Andy still can’t shake the Roscommon man tag it seems.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 09, 2018, 04:12:10 PM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Not so much in the forwards. A genuine goalpoacher would walk onto the team as would someone who can kick points off either foot.
apart from cillian no are exactly heavy scorers alright , except hopefully loftus. but as footballers they bow to no one and the scores can come from any one in the team from eoin o donoghue  forward

The literal best footballer in the country last year isn’t a heavy scorer? Poor Andy still can’t shake the Roscommon man tag it seems.
We're talking about up and coming forwards. Not established ones.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mrhardyannual on May 10, 2018, 12:00:20 AM
Will there be  a SUDDEN DEATH penalty shootout if Mayo and Galway Draw in normal time and Draw in extra time ? The GAA have done away with REPLAYS except for Provincial Finals and All Ireland Finals


https://www.irishmirror.ie/sport/gaa/ireland-finals-played-august-no-9914693

There MUST be a WINNER OUTRIGHT on Sunday, no replay for Tuam this year
45s not penalties and it's a long time since Galway played a senior championship game in Tuam.

If there is a draw after extra time, there will be a replay. No "45 shootout".
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 10, 2018, 02:42:10 AM
Could someone tell me cause I wouldn't know , how come there dosent seem to be many youngsters coming into the Mayo team the last couple of years , it seems to be the same names ? Also why haven't Mayo been producing decent minor teams lately either .?Seems to be a Galway underage takeover . Just thought I'd like to know a bit more on what's going on up there? Thanks

Haven't the players coming through. Whether or not that's the fault of the underage structures/coaching in the county I am not sure. But there is a Galway underage takeover definitely.

theres also the point of who are you going to drop.
many of the mayo jeseys are painted on.
Mayo will probably have 2 new starters this year which I think is a healthy enough turnover .
the likes of
Clarke barrett Higgins boyle keegan Harrison oshea x 2 oconnor x 2 andy, Doherty  tom parsons , McLaughlin  are almost always going to start all things being equal , to genuinely break into that team you really have something to prove
Not so much in the forwards. A genuine goalpoacher would walk onto the team as would someone who can kick points off either foot.
apart from cillian no are exactly heavy scorers alright , except hopefully loftus. but as footballers they bow to no one and the scores can come from any one in the team from eoin o donoghue  forward

The literal best footballer in the country last year isn’t a heavy scorer? Poor Andy still can’t shake the Roscommon man tag it seems.
We're talking about up and coming forwards. Not established ones.

He literally mentioned COC in the post I quoted Farr..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2018, 09:15:49 AM
Fair enough Syf so he did.

Here's my stab at a team.

Clarke
O'Donoghue
Crowe
Higgins
Boyle
Coen/Vaughan
Durcan
Parsons
S O'Shea
McLoughlin
A O'Shea
D O'Connor
Loftus
A Moran
Doherty/C O'Connor.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 10, 2018, 09:21:37 AM
Fair enough Syf so he did.

Here's my stab at a team.

Clarke
O'Donoghue
Crowe
Higgins
Boyle
Coen/Vaughan
Durcan
Parsons
S O'Shea
McLoughlin
A O'Shea
D O'Connor
Loftus
A Moran
Doherty/C O'Connor.
Rochford will hardly keep both Barrett and Harrison in reserve?
I know they are not long back but I’d be very surprised if at least one of them didn’t start.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 10, 2018, 10:25:16 AM
Low key build up so far apart from the Clarke unfortunate "not losing any sleep" headline bandying about today.

Must be the other buck in goals if Clarke is doing the media bullshit.



Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2018, 10:28:10 AM
Low key build up so far apart from the Clarke unfortunate "not losing any sleep" headline bandying about today.

Must be the other buck in goals if Clarke is doing the media bullshit.

Knowing Clarke he wouldn't lose much sleep before an All Ireland either to be honest. Wouldn't pay much heed to that Galwaymen (if they're pinning it up on the dressingroom door).
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 10, 2018, 11:20:02 AM
Just listened to an offtheball podcast from the other day, they mentioned about Keith Higgins playing for the hurlers on Saturday; I was under the impression he'd finished with the hurlers for the year?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: moysider on May 10, 2018, 11:42:06 AM
There must be 2 Keith Higgins. Hearing he is best man at a wedding day on Sat?
He is a major doubt anyway.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 10, 2018, 11:48:34 AM
There must be 2 Keith Higgins. Hearing he is best man at a wedding day on Sat?
He is a major doubt anyway.

If I'd bothered to listen to the end of the podcast before posting I'd have realised Padden had confirmed he wasn't playing for the hurlers.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 10, 2018, 01:17:50 PM
Will more than likely be a few surprising selections in the named Galway team!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 10, 2018, 01:24:40 PM
I'm calling it.
Mayo by 2 points.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: joemamas on May 10, 2018, 01:26:34 PM
Thank you very much Meath man.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 10, 2018, 01:27:34 PM
Both teams named already.

I'd be surprised if that Galway team started.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2018, 01:31:39 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 10, 2018, 01:37:07 PM
I think Mayo will dominate the middle third of the field, although Keegan is obviously a huge loss.
Would not put too much stock in Galway's league campaign.
When it mattered on the big day, they struggled badly against a 14 man Dublin team.
They're full of energy and enthusiasm but they are not battle-hardened like Mayo.
It'll be another year at least before they are ready for the big boys.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on May 10, 2018, 01:42:48 PM
Surely to Christ Cafferkey and Coen aren't starting.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on May 10, 2018, 01:47:31 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team

Tis in it's arse! Where's Jason Doherty?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: ballinaman on May 10, 2018, 01:48:55 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 10, 2018, 01:51:05 PM
Larryin89 will have the real team.
He always has the inside track.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on May 10, 2018, 01:52:32 PM
As named, Galway team 5-9 is dreadful. Flynn nor GOD haven't started a game all year. HB line will collapse. 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: ballinaman on May 10, 2018, 01:52:57 PM
Larryin89 will have the real team.
He always has the inside track.
Finger on the pulse....
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 10, 2018, 01:55:10 PM
I think Mayo will dominate the middle third of the field, although Keegan is obviously a huge loss.
Would not put too much stock in Galway's league campaign.
When it mattered on the big day, they struggled badly against a 14 man Dublin team.
They're full of energy and enthusiasm but they are not battle-hardened like Mayo.
It'll be another year at least before they are ready for the big boys.

With cliches like that you might be in for a punditry gig on The Sunday Game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 10, 2018, 01:55:25 PM
Mayo (Connacht SFC Quarter-Final v Galway, 13/5/2018): David Clarke (Ballina Stephenites); Eoin O’Donoghue (Belmullet), Ger Cafferkey (Ballina Stephenites), Keith Higgins (Ballyhaunis); Paddy Durcan (Castlebar Mitchels), Colm Boyle (Davitts), Stephen Coen (Hollymount/Carramore); Seamus O’Shea (Breaffy), Tom Parsons (Charlestown Sarsfields); Kevin McLoughlin (Knockmore), Aidan O’Shea (Breaffy), Diarmuid O’Connor (Ballintubber); Conor Loftus (Crossmolina), Cillian O’Connor (Ballintubber), Andy Moran (Ballaghaderreen).
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 10, 2018, 01:56:32 PM
GALWAY TEAM:

1. Ruairí Lavelle (Rinn a’Mhaoil)
2. Declan Kyne (An Fhairche)
3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)
4. Eoghan Kerin (Anach Cuain)
5. Gary O’ Donnell (Réalta Thuama)
6. Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn)
7. Cathal Sweeney (Cill Ainnín)
8. Tom Flynn (Baile Átha’n Rí)
9. Cathal Duggan (Anach Cuain)
10. Shane Walsh (Cill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne)
11. Paul Conroy (Naomh Séamus)
12. Johnny Heaney (Cill Ainnín)
13. Seán Armstrong (Bóthar na Trá/Cnoc na Cathrach)
14. Damien Comer (Anach Cuain)
15. Barry McHugh (An Creagán/Magh Locha)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2018, 01:57:35 PM
Surely to Christ Cafferkey and Coen aren't starting.

My first thought as well haha. Anyway there'll be changes aplenty on the day I'm sure.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 10, 2018, 02:03:27 PM
GALWAY TEAM:

1. Ruairí Lavelle (Rinn a’Mhaoil)
2. Declan Kyne (An Fhairche)
3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)
4. Eoghan Kerin (Anach Cuain)
5. Gary O’ Donnell (Réalta Thuama)
6. Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn)
7. Cathal Sweeney (Cill Ainnín)
8. Tom Flynn (Baile Átha’n Rí)
9. Cathal Duggan (Anach Cuain)
10. Shane Walsh (Cill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne)
11. Paul Conroy (Naomh Séamus)
12. Johnny Heaney (Cill Ainnín)
13. Seán Armstrong (Bóthar na Trá/Cnoc na Cathrach)
14. Damien Comer (Anach Cuain)
15. Barry McHugh (An Creagán/Magh Locha)

Not over enthused with that Galway side as they are missing a handful of their best players IMO. That said who actually thinks that side will line out as selected? Doubtful I'd say.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 10, 2018, 02:11:06 PM
Surely to Christ Cafferkey and Coen aren't starting.

My first thought as well haha. Anyway there'll be changes aplenty on the day I'm sure.
Not a chance in the world of Cafferkey starting this game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 10, 2018, 02:14:40 PM
GALWAY TEAM:

1. Ruairí Lavelle (Rinn a’Mhaoil)
2. Declan Kyne (An Fhairche)
3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)
4. Eoghan Kerin (Anach Cuain)
5. Gary O’ Donnell (Réalta Thuama)
6. Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn)
7. Cathal Sweeney (Cill Ainnín)
8. Tom Flynn (Baile Átha’n Rí)
9. Cathal Duggan (Anach Cuain)
10. Shane Walsh (Cill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne)
11. Paul Conroy (Naomh Séamus)
12. Johnny Heaney (Cill Ainnín)
13. Seán Armstrong (Bóthar na Trá/Cnoc na Cathrach)
14. Damien Comer (Anach Cuain)
15. Barry McHugh (An Creagán/Magh Locha)

Not over enthused with that Galway side as they are missing a handful of their best players IMO. That said who actually thinks that side will line out as selected? Doubtful I'd say.

Considering Galway usually don't name their team this early I'll be very surprised if that team starts. I expect Sean Kelly to start, he might still be a little light but he performed a very important role during the league which becomes more important with Brannigan out. If Flynn is lucky enough to start then he needs to perform, he's been a huge disappointment the last few years.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 10, 2018, 02:16:50 PM
I think Mayo will dominate the middle third of the field, although Keegan is obviously a huge loss.
Would not put too much stock in Galway's league campaign.
When it mattered on the big day, they struggled badly against a 14 man Dublin team.
They're full of energy and enthusiasm but they are not battle-hardened like Mayo.
It'll be another year at least before they are ready for the big boys.

With cliches like that you might be in for a punditry gig on The Sunday Game.

Very much so.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 10, 2018, 02:17:16 PM
GALWAY TEAM:

1. Ruairí Lavelle (Rinn a’Mhaoil)
2. Declan Kyne (An Fhairche)
3. Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Naomh Ánna, Leitir Mór)
4. Eoghan Kerin (Anach Cuain)
5. Gary O’ Donnell (Réalta Thuama)
6. Gareth Bradshaw (Maigh Cuilinn)
7. Cathal Sweeney (Cill Ainnín)
8. Tom Flynn (Baile Átha’n Rí)
9. Cathal Duggan (Anach Cuain)
10. Shane Walsh (Cill Chloirín/Cluain Bheirne)
11. Paul Conroy (Naomh Séamus)
12. Johnny Heaney (Cill Ainnín)
13. Seán Armstrong (Bóthar na Trá/Cnoc na Cathrach)
14. Damien Comer (Anach Cuain)
15. Barry McHugh (An Creagán/Magh Locha)

Not over enthused with that Galway side as they are missing a handful of their best players IMO. That said who actually thinks that side will line out as selected? Doubtful I'd say.
Twelve of league final team - the odd men out being Cooke, Kelly and Brannigan.
I’d say there will be one or two changes before throw in alright.
Cooke had a good league - would find it hard to understand him not starting ahead of Duggan or Flynn.
I’d prefer Ian Burke to McHugh.
Barry is an excellent freetaker but we have better guys from play and Army & Walsh can take the frees.
Then again neither are as reliable from the dead ball as he is so it’s not straight forward.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: TheGreatest on May 10, 2018, 02:23:45 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team

Same old. " Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be "
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 10, 2018, 02:37:05 PM
Neither of those teams, as named, have a notion of starting on Sunday - just a bit of harmless bluster from both Management team's.  Seems to be par for the course with a lot of managers in the past few years - i don't like it personally, would much prefer the named team to start on the day of the match and let them adjust as the game evolves - maybe a bit too old fashioned!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 10, 2018, 02:41:40 PM
I sincerely hope Cafferkey starts for Mayo, not a chance in hell though you'd imagine.
Again I will be surprised if the Galway team lines out as named, unless KW doesn't want to have any more than 3 championship debutants lining out and has replaced Cooke and Kelly with experienced players. In all fairness to Duggan he really put the hand up towards the end of the league campaign, whether he is up to championship level remains to be seen. Tom Flynn must be doing absolute wreck at training/challenge games to be even considered, he hasn't shown it in any recent matches. Very surprised to see Gary O'Donnell named also.
I think KW is making a mistake if that team lines out as selected but changes are expected I suppose.

I’d prefer Ian Burke to McHugh.
Barry is an excellent freetaker but we have better guys from play and Army & Walsh can take the frees.
Then again neither are as reliable from the dead ball as he is so it’s not straight forward.

You cannot drop McHugh, he is the best free taker Galway have by a country mile. Look at some of the shocking misses Walsh and Armstrong have had as free takers in the past 18 months, you cannot afford that inconsistency in a championship match. Armstrong to make way for Burke from the team named would be preferable.
Rock is the benchmark for free takers today, McHugh is similarly ultra reliable based on all available evidence in a Galway jersey so far.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on May 10, 2018, 03:19:35 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team

Same old. " Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be "

or if it ain't broke don't fix it.
probably will be a change or two but that pretty much what we have got
but I would not worry if I saw
hennelly barrett Harrison  barry , Jason, conor o shea, douglas or adam gallagheror  and not to mention wildcard such as Keegan or cian hanley,
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 10, 2018, 03:32:26 PM
Neither of those teams, as named, have a notion of starting on Sunday - just a bit of harmless bluster from both Management team's.  Seems to be par for the course with a lot of managers in the past few years - i don't like it personally, would much prefer the named team to start on the day of the match and let them adjust as the game evolves - maybe a bit too old fashioned!!

Err, Rochford is known for fake names starting teams but that one looks mostly like what will line up given the known injuries in the Mayo squad.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 10, 2018, 03:44:23 PM
Someone over on the Blog likening Stephen Coen to Tom Brady. And so the loopiness begins
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 10, 2018, 04:00:47 PM
1. David Clarke - Ballina Stephenites
2. Eoin O’Donoghue - Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey - Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins - Ballyhaunis
5. Patrick Durcan - Castlebar Mitchels
6. Colm Boyle - Davitts
7. Stephen Coen - Hollymount/Carramore
8. Seamus O'Shea - Breaffy
9. Tom Parsons - Charlestown
10. Kevin McLoughlin - Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea - Breaffy
12. Diarmuid O’Connor - Ballintubber
13. Conor Loftus - Crossmolina Deel Rovers
14. Cillian O’Connor - Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran - Ballaghaderreen

Is the Mayo team

Same old. " Failure is not fatal, but failure to change might be "

or if it ain't broke don't fix it.
probably will be a change or two but that pretty much what we have got
but I would not worry if I saw
hennelly barrett Harrison  barry , Jason, conor o shea, douglas or adam gallagheror  and not to mention wildcard such as Keegan or cian hanley,
I can't see any way that Cafferkey will start or that all 3 of Harrison, Barrett and Vaughan will be on the bench.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 10, 2018, 04:44:05 PM
I would expect the normal 3 changes before throw from Rochford. Barrett,Harrison,Doherty to all start i reckon. Galway could well start as selected. Flynn played well in the 2016 game against Mayo in Castlebar and they aren't going to start two rookies in midfield against one of the most experienced midfield pairing around. O Donnells experience probably gets the nod over Kelly while McHugh after his 1-3 v Mayo a few months ago was a sure starter. Brannigan out a massive loss he's worth about 2 or 3 points from play and his replacement Armstrong will likely be held scoreless from play.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: joemamas on May 10, 2018, 04:46:02 PM
Someone over on the Blog likening Stephen Coen to Tom Brady. And so the loopiness begins

As much as I think Willie Joe is a sound skin and adds a lot of value with his personal commentaries, The loons on that blog are beyond out to lunch.

Perfect example with that stupid comparison.

I wish there was a way to filter out the BS on that blog as there are about six bloggers or so that I would read.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: whitey on May 10, 2018, 04:48:55 PM
Someone over on the Blog likening Stephen Coen to Tom Brady. And so the loopiness begins

He looks a bit like him, but thats where the comparisons should end
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: joemamas on May 10, 2018, 04:50:44 PM
I think Mayo will dominate the middle third of the field, although Keegan is obviously a huge loss.
Would not put too much stock in Galway's league campaign.
When it mattered on the big day, they struggled badly against a 14 man Dublin team.
They're full of energy and enthusiasm but they are not battle-hardened like Mayo.
It'll be another year at least before they are ready for the big boys.

With cliches like that you might be in for a punditry gig on The Sunday Game.

Very much so.

I can't say for sure Ger, but I will give him the benefit of the doubt.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: fearbrags on May 10, 2018, 04:50:57 PM
Coen more like Manning 😉
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 10, 2018, 05:34:32 PM
Larryin89 will have the real team.
He always has the inside track.

I got into mchale park last night and let me tell you cafferky is defo staring . He has been instructed to headbutt the bull comer before the ball is thrown in. Galway can't beat 14 men is the theory , sure they couldn't even beat 12 bousies one time.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 10, 2018, 06:38:41 PM
Ffs lads where are ya getting this news?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 10, 2018, 06:44:02 PM
Wow, that is sick man . Why would you make something like that up?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 10, 2018, 06:44:46 PM
BREAKING NEWS : ******

This is disgraceful, scurrilous stuff to be posting up if there's no factual basis to it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 10, 2018, 06:47:06 PM
Take this down now , you are an animal .
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 10, 2018, 06:49:33 PM
Ffs lads where are ya getting this news?

I only heard rumour but I suspect it not true as not in paper.Think Sean maybe telling porkies.

Cummins and Seán are welcome to spread slurry after we've the first cut silage in... ::)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 10, 2018, 07:57:33 PM


You cannot drop McHugh, he is the best free taker Galway have by a country mile. Look at some of the shocking misses Walsh and Armstrong have had as free takers in the past 18 months, you cannot afford that inconsistency in a championship match. Armstrong to make way for Burke from the team named would be preferable.
Rock is the benchmark for free takers today, McHugh is similarly ultra reliable based on all available evidence in a Galway jersey so far.

Agree with this, in a game that's going to be extremely physical from both sides a consistent and reliable free taker is vital and McHugh has proven himself so far this year. Hoping this 15 doesn't start, midfield will be wiped out, Tom Flynn hasn't played well the last few seasons and Duggan isn't up to county standard in my opinion. Hopefully Cooke, Ian Burke and Brannigan if he's fit will be coming into that team.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mrhardyannual on May 10, 2018, 08:25:45 PM
Whoever Seaninkerry is, he should be banned from this and every board. It's hard to imagine that anybody could be so callous!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on May 10, 2018, 11:37:26 PM
Whatever about teams that have been named,I think it is odds on that one team at least will finish a man down.A referee directive which is to be enforced strenuously.
Ahead of what’s expected to be a tense Connacht quarter-final between Mayo and Galway on Sunday, a warning has been issued that footballers involved in melees in this year’s championship will be sent off.A melee is where a third person or more become involved in an incident.Players have been warned but with both teams playing on the edge something has to give.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: moysider on May 11, 2018, 12:20:47 AM
Whatever about teams that have been named,I think it is odds on that one team at least will finish a man down.A referee directive which is to be enforced strenuously.
Ahead of what’s expected to be a tense Connacht quarter-final between Mayo and Galway on Sunday, a warning has been issued that footballers involved in melees in this year’s championship will be sent off.A melee is where a third person or more become involved in an incident.Players have been warned but with both teams playing on the edge something has to give.

Ah yes, a directive that will be completely ignored later when Ulster and the Kerrys and Dublins kick into swing. Laughable, but I have no doubt that you are on the money there. Bit like schools cracking down on uniforms and mobile phones in September. A few months later hoodies and cyber bullying all around. Will we ever learn?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 11, 2018, 12:41:22 AM
I would expect the normal 3 changes before throw from Rochford. Barrett,Harrison,Doherty to all start i reckon. Galway could well start as selected. Flynn played well in the 2016 game against Mayo in Castlebar and they aren't going to start two rookies in midfield against one of the most experienced midfield pairing around. O Donnells experience probably gets the nod over Kelly while McHugh after his 1-3 v Mayo a few months ago was a sure starter. Brannigan out a massive loss he's worth about 2 or 3 points from play and his replacement Armstrong will likely be held scoreless from play.

I've a feeling Cafferkey and Cillian won't start for us.

For Galway, Flynn could move to wing forward to try and replicate Brannigan's role from this year. Shane Walsh will be at 11 and Conroy will move back to midfield. I'd be surprised if Ian Burke doesn't start ahead of Armstrong. Rumours of Kyne and Kerin being injured so will be interesting to see if both start.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 11, 2018, 01:02:59 AM
Comer will clean Cafferkey. No Corofin lads??
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 11, 2018, 12:21:27 PM
Comer will clean Cafferkey. No Corofin lads??

Only three in the squad. Liam Silke would be in the team but he’s gone to the US for the Summer. Two others declined invites apparently.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 11, 2018, 12:23:03 PM
Its hard to see anything than other a low scoring game given Galway's tactics and that Mayo I expect will set up in a similar manner and then you've the added ingredient of a tighter pitch.

Galway have plenty of attacking options on the bench but I wouldn't have too much hope that Kevin Walsh will use them in the correct way, its his 4th year in charge and he's still far too slow to make changes and its a big concern.

Now we hear talk from the referees development chairman that the 3rd person into a melee will be given a red card, are they for f**king real!! Implementing something like this should be at the beginning of the league and not on the eve of the championship.

Mayo will have worked on denying Comer space hence why I don't see him spending too much time in the full forward line and hence why Armstrong is starting.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: omagh_gael on May 11, 2018, 01:16:20 PM
Where did you see this info about third man into melee?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 01:55:22 PM
Its hard to see anything than other a low scoring game given Galway's tactics and that Mayo I expect will set up in a similar manner and then you've the added ingredient of a tighter pitch.

Galway have plenty of attacking options on the bench but I wouldn't have too much hope that Kevin Walsh will use them in the correct way, its his 4th year in charge and he's still far too slow to make changes and its a big concern.

Now we hear talk from the referees development chairman that the 3rd person into a melee will be given a red card, are they for f**king real!! Implementing something like this should be at the beginning of the league and not on the eve of the championship.

Mayo will have worked on denying Comer space hence why I don't see him spending too much time in the full forward line and hence why Armstrong is starting.
This is the usual bullshit that they come up with just immediately before the championship starts.
Why do they just magically invent something for referees to clamp down on days before c'ship kick off?
It's madness.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: JoG2 on May 11, 2018, 02:00:59 PM
Where did you see this info about third man into melee?

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/third-man-into-melee-will-see-red-warns-barrett-470477.html
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Estimator on May 11, 2018, 02:22:15 PM
Where did you see this info about third man into melee?

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/third-man-into-melee-will-see-red-warns-barrett-470477.html

I would consider a melee to involve 3 or more people anyway.

melee or mêlée
[mey-ley, mey-ley, mel-ey]   
noun
1.a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people.

So if a melee is already taking place, does the ref send of the 3rd man running into the melee, leaving the first two to join the melee without sanction?? :o
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: rosnarun on May 11, 2018, 03:45:56 PM
Where did you see this info about third man into melee?

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/third-man-into-melee-will-see-red-warns-barrett-470477.html

I would consider a melee to involve 3 or more people anyway.

melee or mêlée
[mey-ley, mey-ley, mel-ey]   
noun
1.a confused hand-to-hand fight or struggle among several people.

So if a melee is already taking place, does the ref send of the 3rd man running into the melee, leaving the first two to join the melee without sanction?? :o
was this not written into the rulebook about 5 years back and then blissfully ignore since except like the black card when the referee thinks of it again and makes a balls of it .
I could see galway playing the role of the 12 apostles on sunday .
they along with other team appear to believe mayo are soft and can be got at. but a game in the spotlight like this could be reffed like an u-12 game
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 11, 2018, 05:10:26 PM

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 11, 2018, 05:21:36 PM
Most of the best attackers in Mayo are defenders.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 11, 2018, 05:22:38 PM
Most of the best attackers in Mayo are defenders.
They need a Bernie Flynn though. Or 3.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 11, 2018, 06:01:44 PM

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

The 2 best ones are also starting.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: From the Bunker on May 11, 2018, 06:04:51 PM

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

These are the six forward from that under 21 team.

Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Diarmauid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

Liam Irwin (Breaffy)
Fionan Duffy (Crossmolina)
Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

Two are playing regularly for Mayo - Loftus and Diarmuid. Fergal Boland is in and out! Liam Irwin does not have the discipline for Senior Intercounty. Not much more you can get from an under 21 team - even a successful one!

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 11, 2018, 06:19:52 PM
Someone ban that idiot
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 11, 2018, 06:30:23 PM
Why are people quoting him ffs?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 11, 2018, 07:24:35 PM

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

These are the six forward from that under 21 team.

Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Diarmauid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

Liam Irwin (Breaffy)
Fionan Duffy (Crossmolina)
Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

Two are playing regularly for Mayo - Loftus and Diarmuid. Fergal Boland is in and out! Liam Irwin does not have the discipline for Senior Intercounty. Not much more you can get from an under 21 team - even a successful one!
2006 Mayo U21 team was a far stronger team with some outstanding players in Higgins,Boyle,Barrett etc but few forwards became established seniors out of that team either
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 11, 2018, 07:56:16 PM

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962789-all-you-need-to-know-about-mayo-v-galway/

"After some impressive showings during the League, O'Donoghue from the Belmullet club will make his championship debut on Sunday afternoon. The 2016 All-Ireland U21 winner is a no-nonsense defender, strong in the tackle, while equally adept at making imposing runs up the field.

He kicked vital points in the wins over Monaghan and Donegal and will be entrusted with keeping tabs at Galway's inside forward line in Castlebar."

Were there no decent forwards on that u21 team ?

These are the six forward from that under 21 team.

Fergal Boland (Aghamore)
Conor Loftus (Crossmolina)
Diarmauid O’Connor (Ballintubber)

Liam Irwin (Breaffy)
Fionan Duffy (Crossmolina)
Michael Plunkett (Ballintubber)

Two are playing regularly for Mayo - Loftus and Diarmuid. Fergal Boland is in and out! Liam Irwin does not have the discipline for Senior Intercounty. Not much more you can get from an under 21 team - even a successful one!
2006 Mayo U21 team was a far stronger team with some outstanding players in Higgins,Boyle,Barrett etc but few forwards became established seniors out of that team either

We got an unusually high number of senior players from that u21 team in 06.

Higgins, Barrett, Boyle, S O'Shea, Cafferkey and Barry Moran are still on the senior panel. While Tom Cunniffe, Micky Conroy and Enda Varley also had decent football careers.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 11, 2018, 08:09:04 PM
That SeanInKerry is really freaking me out , has he sent anyone else messages on here ? Can the mods not just ban the absolute nutcase?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mayoman dan on May 11, 2018, 08:18:12 PM
Think and hope there will be some changes to the Mayo team.IMO could be
                                       Clarke
                    Barrett         Crowe       O Donoghue
                   
                    Durcan          Boyle       Higgins

                                    SOS  Parsons

                   Diarmuid     Aido     Mc Loughlin
                                   
                                    Doherty
                          Andy         Cillian

Crowe had a solid league and may get the shout ahead of Vaughan for marking Comer.Id expect Higgins to be sweeping in front of the full back line either way.Unfortunately i dont think Cafferkey is an option for full back anymore.O Donoghue had a great league and has earned his place but i would expect Harrisson to reclaim the jersey later in the year.If Crowe and O Donoghue do well Barrett could be deployed at 6 and Vaughan as an impact sub.I believe Rochford is looking at the bigger picture if The newer lads can do well it gives us options from the bench later in the year.I wouldnt be surprised to see Boland getting game time here aswell.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gaaboardmod3 on May 11, 2018, 08:54:08 PM
Sean is Back in Kerry.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 11, 2018, 09:06:26 PM
http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/ (http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/)

Some rumours and speculation from the Connacht Telegraph.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 11, 2018, 09:33:51 PM
http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/ (http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/)

Some rumours and speculation from the Connacht Telegraph.

Some rumours there alright will be interesting to see how many if any are correct.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 09:51:23 PM
http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/ (http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/)

Some rumours and speculation from the Connacht Telegraph.

Some rumours there alright will be interesting to see how many if any are correct.
For a start I’m pretty sure he has information wrong on Sean Andy.
No doubt about him playing as far as I’m aware.
It’s the other 2 boys in the fullback line that are in doubt
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Whishtup on May 11, 2018, 10:33:03 PM
I always look forward to Mayo's championship starting.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 11, 2018, 10:50:16 PM
With all the expected changes on both sides it's hard to make a solid prediction. One of my main worries is Mayo's midfield. I'm not convinced by whoever is on the bench to come on and replace SOS when he inevitably tires.

Regarding our forwards, will the ball going into the full forward line stick? Loftus, who has a good vision and distribution of the ball needs to make it stick in there. Andy usually does. I'm also worried about Galway's defensive system. Despite the rumours about Kerin and Kyne they are both named to start.

We all know the damage Galway's forwards can do. I hope we get the match-ups right, especially on Comer. The others can be hit and miss imo. Saying that when they hit and click they are dangerous. I'm not confident of us winning and I don't know where the optimism is coming from. Perhaps they were ignoring the league all along and are gearing up for this weekend.

Despite all my worries, I anticipate a close game. But I think Galway will win by 1 or 2 points.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 11, 2018, 11:13:13 PM
With all the expected changes on both sides it's hard to make a solid prediction. One of my main worries is Mayo's midfield. I'm not convinced by whoever is on the bench to come on and replace SOS when he inevitably tires.

Regarding our forwards, will the ball going into the full forward line stick? Loftus, who has a good vision and distribution of the ball needs to make it stick in there. Andy usually does. I'm also worried about Galway's defensive system. Despite the rumours about Kerin and Kyne they are both named to start.

We all know the damage Galway's forwards can do. I hope we get the match-ups right, especially on Comer. The others can be hit and miss imo. Saying that when they hit and click they are dangerous. I'm not confident of us winning and I don't know where the optimism is coming from. Perhaps they were ignoring the league all along and are gearing up for this weekend.

Despite all my worries, I anticipate a close game. But I think Galway will win by 1 or 2 points.
Mayo will have a sweeper for Comer when he is inside without a doubt
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 11, 2018, 11:56:32 PM
Fully agree with Farr on the midfield dilemma.

It’s either overlooked by management or we don’t have them anymore.

It will be our downfall this year but not on Sunday. We might sneak it on Sunday I think.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 12, 2018, 08:22:44 AM
http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/ (http://www.con-telegraph.ie/news/roundup/articles/2018/05/11/4155965-changes-expectedto-the-/)

Some rumours and speculation from the Connacht Telegraph.

"With regard to Mayo, the county's GAA  supporters have come to expect changes been made shortly before the throw in and the same thing wil happen on this occasion.."

Don't tell Hardy
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 12, 2018, 09:26:55 AM
The bench will be the most interesting , CIan Hanley will be part of it or maybe even playing despite what people are saying that he's not in the plans for this year.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Tubberman on May 12, 2018, 10:21:35 AM
The bench will be the most interesting , CIan Hanley will be part of it or maybe even playing despite what people are saying that he's not in the plans for this year.

He's a long way off it from what I hear
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 12, 2018, 12:17:47 PM
Would Hanley still be considered an inside forward or would he be another 'running' option somewhere in the middle third?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 12, 2018, 02:26:25 PM
The bench will be the most interesting , CIan Hanley will be part of it or maybe even playing despite what people are saying that he's not in the plans for this year.

He's a long way off it from what I hear
If so i find it odd he was given a place on the championship panel while others training since before the FBD have been cut from the panel.

Would Hanley still be considered an inside forward or would he be another 'running' option somewhere in the middle third?
He was a half forward at minor level
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 12, 2018, 03:28:47 PM
Would Hanley still be considered an inside forward or would he be another 'running' option somewhere in the middle third?

The latter I would imagine but he did play full forward at times in his minor days
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 12, 2018, 09:23:14 PM
Mayo hammered Galway in 2013.

Mayo: D Clarke (capt.); K Higgins, T Cunniffe, G Cafferkey; L Keegan (0-1), D Vaughan (1-1), C Boyle; A O’Shea, S O’Shea; K McLoughlin, C O’Connor (0-6, four frees), C Carolan (1-0); E Varley (1-3), A Freeman (0-1), A Dillon (0-2).
Subs: S McHale for Cafferkey (half-time), R Feeney (0-1) for Freeman (55 mins), D Coen (0-1) for Dillon (58 mins), J Burke for Keegan (60 mins), A Moran (1-0) for Boyle (62 mins).

Galway: M Breathnach; J Duane, C Forde, G Sweeney; G Bradshaw (capt.), K Kelly, G Sice; N Coleman, F O Curraoin; T Flynn, P Conroy (0-1), C Doherty; S Armstrong (0-3, frees), M Meehan (0-5, four frees, 45), D Cummins (0-1).

Mayo still have the guts of that year's team. Galway don't.


Galway hurlers and Mayo footballers were in the same ward for years.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JzghHYSwPA0
As Gerry McInerney says "Jusht sick of losing"

But things turned around for us last year.
I don't know what to say about Mayo any more. But hope springs eternal
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on May 12, 2018, 11:47:45 PM
Now I have had a few pints!!
Have been in wards hotel
Anthony finnerty country.
This buck has said " Keegan has mended" and will mark comer!!
To be honest as a Galway man I don't doubt it!!
Well I hope he is wrong!!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 13, 2018, 01:15:13 AM
Crowe and Nally not in matchday 26. Strange decision.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on May 13, 2018, 01:34:59 AM
Crowe and Nally not in matchday 26. Strange decision.

Is Leeroy?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 13, 2018, 07:55:46 AM
Talking to a few Annaghdown lads the last day.Kerin supposedly out for today.
Massive loss if true.We don’t have a proven replacement.
Talk of Evan Wynn coming in for him.
Kildare was the only real game time he had in the entire league.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 13, 2018, 09:35:47 AM
Looking forward to a great battle in Castlebar this afternoon.  Hopefully the game justifies the billing and we sneak it by a point or two!  Safe travels to everyone.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on May 13, 2018, 10:08:00 AM
Hanley, Vaughan, Brannigan make match day 26. No Keegan as of yet but could still change.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 13, 2018, 10:11:58 AM
Quote
Looking forward to a great battle in Castlebar this afternoon.  Hopefully the game justifies the billing and we sneak it by a point or two!  Safe travels to everyone.

Offense meant , the way Walsh has ye playing that puke style this match won’t be pretty.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 02:15:22 PM
This is verra good

https://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/2018/0511/962825-galway-mayo-quest-for-sam-gaelic-football-connacht/
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 13, 2018, 02:26:29 PM
Hanley, Vaughan, Brannigan make match day 26. No Keegan as of yet but could still change.
Doherty to start for C O Connor and Barrett in for Cafferky its been said..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 02:40:27 PM
Hanley, Vaughan, Brannigan make match day 26. No Keegan as of yet but could still change.
Doherty to start for C O Connor and Barrett in for Cafferky its been said..
Just heard that TJ Kilgallon is toggling out
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 02:43:02 PM
Galway subs vs Mayo

16. Bernard Power (Corofin)
17. Eamonn Brannigan (St. Michael's)
18. Frankie Burke (Annaghdown)
19. Ian Burke (Corofin)
20. Peter Cooke (Maigh Cuilinn)
21. Johnny Duane (St. James')
22. Seán Kelly (Maigh Cuilinn)
23. Patrick Sweeney (Killannin)
24. Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
25. David Wynne (Maigh Cuilinn)
26. Evan Wynne (Salthill/Knocknacarra)


A maybe a few of them will start?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 13, 2018, 03:26:26 PM
Any chance the game is going to be put back. Traffic is f**king nuts. Never seen it as bad.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gael85 on May 13, 2018, 03:54:48 PM
Think Mayo will shade this as will not want to go through backdoor. Galway have peaked too early and will need to tweak their defensive approach. Expect Mayo to push up on Galway kickout.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 03:57:17 PM
No change on the Galway team. Two changes on the Mayo team, Barret and Doherty replace Cafferkey and C Ó Connor.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rudi on May 13, 2018, 04:07:26 PM
Who coached Sean Andy how to tackle appalling at senior inter county level
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 04:10:03 PM
7 minutes in its looking like one of those games where scores from play will be as rare as hens teeth.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 04:17:51 PM
15 mins played. Mayo 0-1 Galway 0-3. Will be interesting to see how long it takes before Mayo score from play here
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Beffs on May 13, 2018, 04:21:37 PM
Some piss poor shooting from Mayo so far.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 04:24:46 PM
Stick Aidan O'Shea in the FF line and drive it in early.
Full back and corner back on yellows.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 04:28:17 PM
25 mins played. Mayo 0-4 Galway 0-5. Loftus filling in well on frees for C O Connor.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 04:29:59 PM
The entire FB line is on yellows.
Mayo have to take advantage of that and go direct.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 04:32:29 PM
D O Connor red card!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 04:32:36 PM
100% a red card.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rudi on May 13, 2018, 04:33:25 PM
Mayo the better team but disgusting from O Connor
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: imtommygunn on May 13, 2018, 04:33:35 PM
What was he at... The ref was right beside him!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 13, 2018, 04:34:13 PM
Incredibly stupid and a thoroughly deserved red card.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 04:35:08 PM
Stupid in such a tight match
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 04:41:21 PM
HT Mayo 0-6 Galway 0-7. The more composed team leading at the break. Really stupid from D O Connor and he can have no complaints about the red card.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rudi on May 13, 2018, 04:42:04 PM
Mayo by some distance the better team. Galway horribly negative.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: straightred on May 13, 2018, 04:43:06 PM
Mayo by some distance the better team. Galway horribly negative.

Lots of basic mistakes and poor handling by both. I expect the extra man to make the difference
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: tippabu on May 13, 2018, 04:43:11 PM
Mayo by some distance the better team. Galway horribly negative.

Mayo have by far more of the ball, Galway much more clinical. Wouldn't say mayo have been better
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Fear ón Srath Bán on May 13, 2018, 04:43:45 PM
Shocking indiscipline from O'Connor, will probably cost his team dear.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 04:44:17 PM
Mayo have the breeze now so they need to move the ball quicker.
Galway can afford to keep an extra man in the FB line but there are still loads of lads floating around on yellows back there.
You have to put lads in a position where they're thinking, "If I time this tackle wrong it's game over for me."
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: trileacman on May 13, 2018, 04:48:12 PM
You’re being hard on Doc. Whilst it is a red card I’d very much doubt he meant it. You can see he’s trying to spin and attempting a hand off. He was immediately apologetic.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 04:49:52 PM
He immediately knew he was in trouble.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 04:52:39 PM
You’re being hard on Doc. Whilst it is a red card I’d very much doubt he meant it. You can see he’s trying to spin and attempting a hand off. He was immediately apologetic.

You haven’t a clue about the O’Connors if you seriously think he didn’t mean it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Beffs on May 13, 2018, 04:54:31 PM
You’re being hard on Doc. Whilst it is a red card I’d very much doubt he meant it. You can see he’s trying to spin and attempting a hand off. He was immediately apologetic.

So that makes it ok then?  :o

Utter nonsense.

The 2 O'Connor brother throw those sneaky elbows far too often for this to be unintentional. He knew exactly what he was doing. He just didn't expect the ref to have a ring side seat to it. Which the brother is usually much cuter at doing.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on May 13, 2018, 04:56:01 PM
Anyone have a video of the DOC elbow ? Looked absolutely disgusting from where I was
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: JoG2 on May 13, 2018, 05:01:29 PM
You’re being hard on Doc. Whilst it is a red card I’d very much doubt he meant it. You can see he’s trying to spin and attempting a hand off. He was immediately apologetic.

I was thinking the same tbh, though would need to see a reply.

Anyone have a video of the DOC elbow ? Looked absolutely disgusting from where I was

You're consistent I'll give you that
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Taylor on May 13, 2018, 05:04:15 PM
Thoroughly deserved red card. Mayo should be 4 or 5 in front.

Extra man means nothing given the shite Galway system. Horrible team to watch and spoiling game after game
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rudi on May 13, 2018, 05:05:37 PM
Comer down for nothing delaying game. Ref moves ball forward Mayo point well played ref. Nonsense from Galway
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: imtommygunn on May 13, 2018, 05:09:04 PM
That looks like a bad injury :(
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 05:11:00 PM
47 mins played. Looks like a serious injury for Parsons. C O Connor coming on 0-8 each.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 05:11:56 PM
Season ending injury there.
Just after he kicked a great score.
Poor fella.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Beffs on May 13, 2018, 05:14:37 PM
What happened Parsons...leg or hip?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 05:15:04 PM
Broken leg for Parsons I wish him well in recovery.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Beffs on May 13, 2018, 05:16:37 PM
God, Mayo really are the walking wounded these days, aren't they?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rudi on May 13, 2018, 05:18:21 PM
Mayo at it now. Time to switch off awful stuff.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 05:24:14 PM
60 mins gone 9 each. Far from a classic this game is but competitive its still all to play for. 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 05:34:32 PM
70 mins gone. Mayo 0-10 Galway 0-11. 8 mins of injury time to be added.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 05:35:48 PM
Just get it to Kevin McLoughlin.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: gallsman on May 13, 2018, 05:37:34 PM
Jesus this is pure shite from both sides. Mayo somewhat excusable because of the red card.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 05:38:26 PM
Goal for Galway! 1-11 to 0-11
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 05:40:15 PM
Not ideal from a Mayo point of view
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 05:40:30 PM
Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-11. 76 mins gone.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 13, 2018, 05:43:07 PM
FT Mayo 0-12 Galway 1-12. The late goal the key score a long road back for Mayo now.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 13, 2018, 05:44:09 PM
Putrid stuff.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 05:46:02 PM
The Hyde’s resplendent pitch should get to host the Connacht final anyways.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 05:47:54 PM
That was a very poor game with few highlights give me the Ulster championship game any day.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 13, 2018, 05:50:41 PM
Bad game. Hard to even enjoy winning it. Thought the introduction of Ian Burke and Sean Kelly make a big difference. Added a bit of guile and craft up front which finally opened up a resolute Mayo defence. Kevin Walsh got away with it. Picked the wrong team to start I think.

Wish the best to Parsons.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 05:52:14 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Throw ball on May 13, 2018, 05:56:41 PM
Boy football is in a sorry state if that is what 2 of the best teams in the country have to offer. Imagine all these super 8 matches going the same way - help. Galway what have you done letting a Tyrone man near you ! When your own team wins playing ugly you can cope with it but as a neutral - OMG the cure for insomnia has been found. And to think I am going to watch Fermanagh try and suck the life out if the game against Armagh next week. As someone who loves football can someone please stand up and save it!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 05:57:19 PM
Boy football is in a sorry state if that is what 2 of the best teams in the country have to offer. Imagine all these super 8 matches going the same way - help. Galway what have you done letting a Tyrone man near you ! When your own team wins playing ugly you can cope with it but as a neutral - OMG the cure for insomnia has been found. And to think I am going to watch Fermanagh try and suck the life out if the game against Armagh next week. As someone who loves football can someone please stand up and save it!

They’re only the second and third best teams in Connacht in fairness.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Kurtz on May 13, 2018, 05:58:20 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Yeah not much to stop them advancing they have the experience
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: dublin7 on May 13, 2018, 06:00:12 PM
If that was 2 northern teams playing they would be crucified for the  typical dour cynical Ulster football. Dreadful to watch. The negativity and off the ball stuff from both teams was a joke.

What is with the O'Connor brothers and the dirty elbows. COC would have been proud of that one and a straight red all day long.

That was a shocking injury for Parsons. No way he plays again this year never mind this summer. Long road ahead for Mayo again this summer and still reliant on the old timers
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Kurtz on May 13, 2018, 06:03:57 PM
If that was 2 northern teams playing they would be crucified for the  typical dour cynical Ulster football. Dreadful to watch. The negativity and off the ball stuff from both teams was a joke.

What is with the O'Connor brothers and the dirty elbows. COC would have been proud of that one and a straight red all day long.

That was a shocking injury for Parsons. No way he plays again this year never mind this summer. Long road ahead for Mayo again this summer and still reliant on the old timers

Looked like his knee collapsed
Very sad for such a great player
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 06:17:26 PM
Boy football is in a sorry state if that is what 2 of the best teams in the country have to offer. Imagine all these super 8 matches going the same way - help. Galway what have you done letting a Tyrone man near you ! When your own team wins playing ugly you can cope with it but as a neutral - OMG the cure for insomnia has been found. And to think I am going to watch Fermanagh try and suck the life out if the game against Armagh next week. As someone who loves football can someone please stand up and save it!

They’re only the second and third best teams in Connacht in fairness.
I wouldn't say Sligo.are that good
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: tippabu on May 13, 2018, 06:18:22 PM
If that was 2 northern teams playing they would be crucified for the  typical dour cynical Ulster football. Dreadful to watch. The negativity and off the ball stuff from both teams was a joke.

What is with the O'Connor brothers and the dirty elbows. COC would have been proud of that one and a straight red all day long.

That was a shocking injury for Parsons. No way he plays again this year never mind this summer. Long road ahead for Mayo again this summer and still reliant on the old timers

It's not two Ulster teams and people are calling it for what it was, an absolutely awful game of football
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 06:20:41 PM
It's only May. Both teams can play far better than that
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: David McKeown on May 13, 2018, 06:25:41 PM
A quick word on the ref. That finger on lips gesture he made before booking the Mayo man in injury time is highly disrespectful. We often talk about how poor respect is for officials particularly when compared to rugby. You wouldn't see that shite from a top rugby ref and respect is a two way street.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 06:32:17 PM
Best wishes to Tom Parsons. Utterly horrific injury.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: straightred on May 13, 2018, 06:43:31 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

only if they get a lucky draw and even then its a tough road. I think this is the end of the road for them
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Shamrock Shore on May 13, 2018, 07:18:15 PM
I didn't see second half but what happened Parsons? Leg break? I'm not looking for pictures or video. Refuse to watch such things
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: REDCOL on May 13, 2018, 07:23:44 PM
Tom Brady had a couple of bad interceptions today.  :P
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 07:28:18 PM
I didn't see second half but what happened Parsons? Leg break? I'm not looking for pictures or video. Refuse to watch such things

Dislocated the knee completely.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: twohands!!! on May 13, 2018, 07:33:06 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on May 13, 2018, 07:34:16 PM
Anyone else spot the Mayo players walking down the side of the road by Breaffy?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 07:35:55 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 07:37:05 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Do you actually watch the games or just comment on them?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Captain Obvious on May 13, 2018, 07:42:58 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Cork and Derry were poor sides and should have beaten Mayo last year. The question is can Mayo ride their luck through the qualifiers again?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: twohands!!! on May 13, 2018, 07:49:57 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

They'll probably get a couple of close to meaningless wins against Division 3 and Division 4 teams in the first rounds of the qualifiers.
For a team like Mayo who have a world of mileage on them and not a whole lot of options on the bench, the qualifiers will be something like a death by a thousand cuts.
Even if they do reach a Super 8 what sort of state is the squad likely to be in in terms of injuries and knocks after 4 qualifier games.
Andy Moran looked an old old man when he was subbed off.
Even if they come through 3 tough games in the Super 8, what sort of state will the squad be in for a semi-final.
They are a bunch of stubborn bucks on the Mayo team, but stubborness, grit and determination will only take you so far.
Maybe they will get a kind run in the qualifiers and somehow make it to the Super 8 but I just cant see Mayo getting past the Super 8 stage.
To me they had the look of a team who had gone to the well so many times and have nothing left to give.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 13, 2018, 07:54:39 PM
Gallant warriors that will never get the credit they deserve . Thanks for the memories
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 08:12:23 PM
Gallant warriors that will never get the credit they deserve . Thanks for the memories

Dry yer eyes.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: twohands!!! on May 13, 2018, 08:13:23 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Cork and Derry were poor sides and should have beaten Mayo last year. The question is can Mayo ride their luck through the qualifiers again?

What's worse is I had folk from Cork telling me that the Cork footballers weren't far away from the top table because they had managed to take Mayo to extra-time last summer.
They went quiet about this soon enough when the league started and Cork were looking downward wondering about relegation permutations.

Mayo had long periods in games in the championship last year where they were very poor and were relying on their experience and know-how to get over the line.
Their best performance was the final; and a lot of people seem to think they were that standard all throughout the championship.

However if you look at the other games their form was very inconsistent and unimpressive.
Needed a replay to struggle past a very out-of-form looking Kerry.
Needed a replay to get past Roscommon.
Cork took them to extra-time in the qualifiers.
Beat Clare with a double-goal salvo early in the 2nd half, but Clare were leading at half-time.
Beat Derry after extra-time.
Lost to Galway.
Beat Sligo in Connacht.

Then look at their results in the league this year.
Bar the Kildare game and the Tyrone hammering, every game was pretty much a dogfight.
Go back to last year's league game and you will see that they were in a a lot of dog fights there too.
It's an admirably quality in a team to be hard to beat, but that's not normally a defining trait of teams that win championships.
No matter how much fight in the dog, dog-fighting every day means you're going to pick up bumps and bruises and eventually going to get knocked out.

Mayo need a trip through the qualifiers like they need 10 holes in their head.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 13, 2018, 08:25:14 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Do you actually watch the games or just comment on them?

Any Connacht final Ros won since 2000 never mattered either despite the excitement . Oh, the excitement


https://youtu.be/1q6otO_GLTY

The  business end of the championship happens at a different pace

Galway beat Mayo last year and it did not matter.
Tipp lost to.Cork in hurling and it did not matter
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 13, 2018, 08:40:01 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Do you actually watch the games or just comment on them?

Any Connacht final Ros won since 2000 never mattered either despite the excitement . Oh, the excitement


https://youtu.be/1q6otO_GLTY

The  business end of the championship happens at a different pace

Galway beat Mayo last year and it did not matter.
Tipp lost to.Cork in hurling and it did not matter

Is that a no so?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 13, 2018, 08:47:39 PM
It was an ugly game for a neutral I'm sure. First of all well done to Galway. The team with the most on the scoreboard wins. Like most of the spring campaign, it wasn't Mayo. I'm sick of the sight of forwards not shooting and when they do shoot it's hit and mostly miss. Galway were more direct in the first half. In the second half with the extra man I thought they would push on more.

For me the game changed on two things, sending off and Parsons injury. DOC - ffs stupid to lead with the elbow even if you are trying to protect the ball. Parsons - shit luck for Mayo but terrible for himself. I thought he was doing well putting it up to Galway in the 2nd half with a man down. I thought DOC was doing ok up until his wreckless challenge.

Comer after threatening to create havoc early on was kept relatively quiet. Higgins sweeping in front of him probably helped. Our halfbacks were ok. SOS tired as I said he would but gave it his all. Aiden wasn't as effective as he can be. Andy was good too and Doherty tried hard to. Loftus was poor in my opinion. Not enough movement. Best were Higgins, Seamie O'Shea and McLoughlin. Parsons until he went off and Clarke had a good game in goals too. I thought oursubs weren't as effective as the men being taken off.

We enter in the backdoor without Parsons. D O'Connor misses the next game. We could have put on Regan instead of Drake. He might have slotted one free over the bar instead of McLoughlin who hates taking frees anyway. When talking of missed points - Galway's last of the first half was wide. The umpires and ref thought different. Hard to be positive given Friday night's result.

I may have not given Galway the credit they deserve. I'm just posting my own Mayo thoughts.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 13, 2018, 08:51:44 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.

Do you actually watch the games or just comment on them?

Any Connacht final Ros won since 2000 never mattered either despite the excitement . Oh, the excitement


https://youtu.be/1q6otO_GLTY

The  business end of the championship happens at a different pace

Galway beat Mayo last year and it did not matter.
Tipp lost to.Cork in hurling and it did not matter

Lets stick with the here and now shall we? that mattered very much to Mayo as today in front of their home support was to be the day to turn Galway over and to avoid a 3rd championship defeat in a row against them. Well done to Galway but lets be honest Mayo were architects of their own downfall again and not just the players as Rochford and co on the line didn't cover himself in glory again.



Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: DJGaliv on May 13, 2018, 09:20:42 PM
Galway- Mayo games - all that matters is getting over the line and into the next round. All this nonsense and worry about playing styles and performances seems to be a relatively new phenomenon.

Great to get the win today as I think Galway needed that after all that was said about them in the build up.

Interesting about both teams keeping lads in reserve to finish the game out with likes of Brannigan and COC. I’d have thought if lads are injury risks you might start them and lose one substitution rather than bring them on and potentially lose two subs.

Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.

Well done Galway and fair play Heaney for the finish today.
A lot to work on but it was all about a battle and getting through to the next round.

All the best to Parsons. And Conroy too.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: IolarCoisCuain on May 13, 2018, 09:28:33 PM
Galway- Mayo games - all that matters is getting over the line and into the next round. All this nonsense and worry about playing styles and performances seems to be a relatively new phenomenon.

Great to get the win today as I think Galway needed that after all that was said about them in the build up.

Interesting about both teams keeping lads in reserve to finish the game out with likes of Brannigan and COC. I’d have thought if lads are injury risks you might start them and lose one substitution rather than bring them on and potentially lose two subs.

Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.

Well done Galway and fair play Heaney for the finish today.
A lot to work on but it was all about a battle and getting through to the next round.

All the best to Parsons. And Conroy too.

Well said DJ. Conroy got a nasty wallop that's being forgotten about a little because of Tom Parsons. Let's hope they're both better as soon as possible.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: sid waddell on May 13, 2018, 09:35:54 PM
Mayo are a process and collective-driven unit. They tend to fail collectively and win collectively. Mayo at their best beat teams, not through individual talent and instinct in the forwards, but by running faster and running more than other teams. When they are at the physical and mental level where they can do that, very few teams can live with it - when they are not at that level, there are a lot of teams that potentially can beat them, and they can look pedestrian, anaemic and painfully laborious, as they did today.

Since 2013, they've had increasingly serious trouble getting to that level before August. This year, early in the season is earlier than it was in previous years, due to the format change. It might only be a few weeks but it makes a difference.

Last year, they looked shot mentally but somehow struggled through to a situation where they got out the gap, a switch flicked inside them and it suddenly all came flooding back to them. Then, over the next four matches, they played the best football they have ever played, with most of the team reaching career peaks. Everybody was fit and they had a full pick. But that still wasn't quite good enough. I find it hard to see them get back to that level of turbo-charged football.

Now, without one of their best players for the rest of the year, they once again have to go through the grind. If they get through Round 1 of the qualifiers, they then face 7 matches in 8 weekends to reach an All-Ireland final.

I'm not sure if they can struggle through that grind to get to a place where the switch flicks on again.

The only nugget for them is this: somehow struggle through to the Super 8, and as a back door team, you get another back door team in your first game. That's the point Mayo have to get to for there to be a chance that the switch will suddenly flick on again.









Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gael85 on May 13, 2018, 09:39:58 PM


Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.


Burke is class act. His quick hands were vital in setting up a couple scores including the goal. Will he start ahead of Armstrong the next day?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 13, 2018, 10:16:55 PM


Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.


Burke is class act. His quick hands were vital in setting up a couple scores including the goal. Will he start ahead of Armstrong the next day?
I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t.
He won everything that came near him.
Now who drops out for Brannigan is anothe question?
McHugh is not at the level of the other forwards but his Free taking is so good he will be retained.
He kicked 2 frees today that no other Galway player would have been capable of kicking and these can be the difference between winning and losing a tight game.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 13, 2018, 10:21:10 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.
Most of the teams in the qfs will be poor quality.
And the May factor is massive. I wouldn't rule Mayo out.
This match doesn't matter.
Of course it matters what are you talking about ffs.
I wouldn’t rule Mayo out either but to say today’s game doesn’t matter is plainly incorrect.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gael85 on May 13, 2018, 10:23:42 PM


Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.


Burke is class act. His quick hands were vital in setting up a couple scores including the goal. Will he start ahead of Armstrong the next day?
I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t.
He won everything that came near him.
Now who drops out for Brannigan is anothe question?
McHugh is not at the level of the other forwards but his Free taking is so good he will be retained.
He kicked 2 frees today that no other Galway player would have been capable of kicking and these can be the difference between winning and losing a tight game.

Did Heaney go wing back when Brannigan came on?I'd keep McHugh in there. Class freetaker who will get better from play. Is Michael Daly still injured?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gael85 on May 13, 2018, 10:26:54 PM
3 in a row for Galway v Mayo.
Mayo will be in the Super 8 but they can't score enough in the last 5 minutes . Maybe they can work on it.

Galway were fortunate that Mayo's shooting was so poor.

Long road for Mayo now.

It's very hard to see them arriving at the business end of affairs firing on all cylinders.

In fairness Galway shooting was poor too and must kicked 3/4 balls into David Clarke in second half.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 13, 2018, 10:27:10 PM


Ian Burke is just a class act. He adds so much more to us in attack. His movement and link play is as good as I’ve seen in a Galway jersey in a long time. He’s a must to start the next day.


Burke is class act. His quick hands were vital in setting up a couple scores including the goal. Will he start ahead of Armstrong the next day?
I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t.
He won everything that came near him.
Now who drops out for Brannigan is anothe question?
McHugh is not at the level of the other forwards but his Free taking is so good he will be retained.
He kicked 2 frees today that no other Galway player would have been capable of kicking and these can be the difference between winning and losing a tight game.

Did Heaney go wing back when Brannigan came on?I'd keep McHugh in there. Class freetaker who will get better from play. Is Michael Daly still injured?
Positions went out the window a bit in the second half.
Mayo down a man essentially put all 14 men inside their own half for long stages.
I think Burke will be in for Army the next day but I’m not sure Eamon will get the start the next day.
Was Daly on the bench today?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Scoring Zone on May 13, 2018, 10:35:23 PM
Poor stuff, but can understand because it was a big game for each, and Id rather watch that than a lot of walk overs we will see until late august. However with the amount of training and conditioning these lads are doing the standard/ execution of the basics (kick passes,  Hand passes etc) was horrible and my own pet hate, passing to a man and him static and getting swarmed, what are they doing at training and what is the % time based on technique and skills has to be asked, 10+ competitive games into the year and thats the standard - grim

hope parsons plays again after that - horrible freakish injury :(
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Low and Hard on May 13, 2018, 10:53:21 PM
Who got motm on Sunday game?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Gael85 on May 13, 2018, 10:56:44 PM
Who got motm on Sunday game?

Ciaran Duggan-Galway
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 13, 2018, 11:36:18 PM
Is it seen as too high risk a strategy to allow Aiden O’Shea to ghost into full forward and have a target inside rather than lateral passing? Is it seen as a danger if possession is lost we get caught on the break ? The Galway full back line were all on yellows early in the 1st half and nothing was done any different to shake things up.

Rochford, Holmes and Connolly all unable to beat a division 1 teams blanket defense in Castlebar for the last 6 years in league or championship. We are not learning.

On a side note the state of the pitch was a disgrace.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on May 14, 2018, 12:04:02 AM
Well done Galway, they had more scores off the bench and that was the difference. Bar COC, none of our subs made an impact. Was surprised to see Jimmy Durcan & Hanley coming on, neither did much today but both have potential I think.

The game as a spectacle was poor, handpassing over and back across the 45 is depressing to watch.

Parsons had his knee operation this evening, anyone know how long he'll be out for with a dislocation?

I wouldn't be as negative about our prospects as some on here, I think the qualifiers will give us a chance to experiment a little and maybe get a few new faces into the team. Goes without saying that we need to avoid D1 teams for the first couple of rounds. Would also like to see us avoid overly defensive teams as we seem to struggle with a packed defence
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on May 14, 2018, 12:36:39 AM
One further point on discipline, that's the fourth time in 4 defeats to Galway that we've finished a man down, need to cut that sh*t out
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: weareros on May 14, 2018, 12:52:30 AM
Wishing Tom Parsons a speedy recovery. A lovely footballer who always plays the game in the right spirit, and a huge loss to Mayo. Very sad to see an injury like that. Wouldn't be overly critical of the standard, both teams can play a lot better. Both played with the fear of losing and were overly defensive. Had they not gone down to 14, Mayo had put themselves in a strong position at half time. However, only Andy had the ability to win ball in the forwards and took some nice points but got bottled up plenty too. Midway through the second half, Galway looked a very tired team and it was beginning to look like they had indeed peaked in the league and I think a 15 man Mayo would have taken control then. But Galway have a strong panel and the subs really freshened them up, whereas Mayo, apart from Cillian albeit half fit, had no impact subs. Credit to Heaney for taking his goal so well - most other players on the field today would have opted for a fisted point. Interesting that Higgins who played no league football was Mayo's best performer today. Kevin McL played well but at some stage someone has to stop him taking easy left kicker frees. Comer was great.... for ten minutes. Despite the quality this game was always intriguing.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 01:02:43 AM
The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 01:24:04 AM
Watching the recording back, Keegan's interview beforehand is striking. A charming and polite interviewee no doubt. But there's more than a couple of mentions of how Mayo have targeted this game from miles out, and 'im sure they'll get the job done' was said twice. Unlike other years, you really get the feeling all Mayo's eggs were in the basket for this one. Hard to know how they'll react. A positive that they could easily have won with 14 men or a negative that an average Galway performance pipped them once more.

Galway have any amount to work on. Doesn't look like he's even close to knowing this best 15, the late introduction of Duggan this year (probably a sure starter now) and Ian Burke's performance off the bench a sign of that. I'd say he's badly rueing Cillian McDaids decision to go to OZ given GOD's performance and the lack of options there. Still, coming into today, you'd have said Galways 3 most important players were Comer, Conroy & Brannigan. Winning without any of the 3 playing a big role (for different reasons) can possibly be seen as positive.

Lastly, puke football and a straight wind down the pitch go hand in hand. Happens time and again that games turn dire when there's a wind advantage with everyone dragging players back. Galway are certainly defensive overall but neither team is as bad as shown today
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on May 14, 2018, 02:24:03 AM
Galway well below what they can play but in fairness mayo did not let them.
People around me were wondering where the aggression Galway showed in the league was gone,it wasn't gone, just mayo had upped intensity levels so wasn't as noticeable.
Overall just delighted left Galway at 11.30 am on lallys bus and got home at 10.30pm,was worth every minute.looking forward to reading the mayo blog over the next few days😂😂
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: fearbrags on May 14, 2018, 03:01:05 AM

syferus The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.

Yea Sufferus   You know it all   All right


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This is what you wrote in February  ;)
Feb 11, 2018 at 10:42am via mobile QuotelikePost Options Post by syferus on Feb 11, 2018 at 10:42am
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"""They’re really doing a 2016 Ros on the league, though, and with the short turnaround to the championship match I can only see the rhubarbs making shîte of a gassed Galway in Connacht.""""
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 03:39:59 AM

syferus The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.

Yea Sufferus   You know it all   All right


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This is what you wrote in February  ;)
Feb 11, 2018 at 10:42am via mobile QuotelikePost Options Post by syferus on Feb 11, 2018 at 10:42am
soju Avatar
"""They’re really doing a 2016 Ros on the league, though, and with the short turnaround to the championship match I can only see the rhubarbs making shîte of a gassed Galway in Connacht.""""

You seem to have failed pretty spectacularly attempting to use the quote function.

I called the result wrong, so what?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 14, 2018, 03:52:00 AM
I'd say he's badly rueing Cillian McDaids decision to go to OZ given GOD's performance and the lack of options there.

Ah Kieran Molloy? Not even named on the bench today and saw him in the crowd with a bunch of Corofin lads whatever's going on there.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: blast05 on May 14, 2018, 07:15:20 AM
The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.

I disagree.
Bar 2 balls in the first half which resulted in Comer scores, Barrett won every duel between them.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: TheGreatest on May 14, 2018, 08:09:28 AM
O Connor elbow, wow... Once again Mayo's violent tendencies and ill discipline let them down and again let their large support and great fans down.

A long ban and consider certain players position on the panel.

10 games to the all Ireland probably a step too far this year.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 14, 2018, 08:55:21 AM
It's a pity the anthem singer made a balls up too.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 14, 2018, 08:59:30 AM
Diarmuid was devastated,  he genuinely didn't mean it like it's been seen. I'm not saying it wasn't a red , im just saying how he personally felt shit for his actions and it wasn't intended like it looked.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on May 14, 2018, 09:11:32 AM
Galway well below what they can play but in fairness mayo did not let them.
People around me were wondering where the aggression Galway showed in the league was gone,it wasn't gone, just mayo had upped intensity levels so wasn't as noticeable.
Overall just delighted left Galway at 11.30 am on lallys bus and got home at 10.30pm,was worth every minute.looking forward to reading the mayo blog over the next few days😂😂
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 14, 2018, 09:12:47 AM
It's a pity the anthem singer made a balls up too.

That was a bad omen from the get go.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Taylor on May 14, 2018, 09:20:34 AM
Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: magpie seanie on May 14, 2018, 09:29:26 AM
Diarmuid was devastated,  he genuinely didn't mean it like it's been seen. I'm not saying it wasn't a red , im just saying how he personally felt shit for his actions and it wasn't intended like it looked.


Are you for real? His reaction of (feigned) disbelief and the booing of the decision by the Mayo crowd was absolutely laughable. As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident I can testify to how dangerous an action like that is. Aidan O'Shea did it a few times last year also.....it really needs to be stamped out of the game. He deserves a long ban but will probably only got one game (unless he has another straight red in the last year in, which is possible). It was an assault.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Harold Disgracey on May 14, 2018, 09:46:27 AM
Horrible injury for Parsons, he’ll be very lucky to play again. I did something very similar 29 years ago almost to the day, that finished me with competitive football at 19.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 14, 2018, 09:52:28 AM
https://www.independent.ie/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/connacht-sfc-quarterfinal-another-setback-leaves-mayo-on-the-brink-36903282.html

"His younger brother, Diarmuid, who was also sent off against Galway in the league clash in February, will rue yesterday's incident with Conroy for a long time as it may well have cost Mayo the chance to stay on the provincial route to the 'Super 8s'.

He could have no excuses, nor will there be any sympathy for him. Good discipline is crucial for success and, on this occasion, O'Connor didn't pass the test.

Just as Donal Vaughan's rash intervention, which led to his dismissal against Dublin in last year's All-Ireland final, may have cost Mayo victory, O'Connor's exit added to a workload that his colleagues just couldn't carry.
But then, hurting themselves has been a problem for this Mayo squad for quite some time and may well be the reason why they won't be the group to break the All-Ireland hoodoo.
"


Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 14, 2018, 09:53:05 AM
How is Conroy?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: highorlow on May 14, 2018, 10:00:36 AM
Quote
As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: lurganblue on May 14, 2018, 10:04:27 AM
The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.

Thought Barrett did a great job on Comer in the 2nd half.

Overall i was disappointed in Galway. No Cillian O'Connor (from the start) and no Keagan.  D O'Connor sent to the line early enough and it was still a real struggle for Galway.

Awful injury for Parsons. Wish him well in his recovery.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on May 14, 2018, 10:05:13 AM
How is Conroy?

He was on the pitch afterwards with a bust lip
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mayo4Sam14 on May 14, 2018, 10:08:50 AM
Diarmuid was devastated,  he genuinely didn't mean it like it's been seen. I'm not saying it wasn't a red , im just saying how he personally felt shit for his actions and it wasn't intended like it looked.

Ah here, couldn’t have made it any more intentional if he tried?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: AZOffaly on May 14, 2018, 10:14:49 AM
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As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.
Ah here, that's not on.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Taylor on May 14, 2018, 10:22:25 AM
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As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.

So you dont agree with what he says on certain threads and you come back with that.
Ridiculous
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 14, 2018, 10:37:14 AM
The match would have been dusted far earlier if Walsh knew how to utilise Comer effectively. Barrett was totally out-matched.

Thought Barrett did a great job on Comer in the 2nd half.

Overall i was disappointed in Galway. No Cillian O'Connor (from the start) and no Keagan.  D O'Connor sent to the line early enough and it was still a real struggle for Galway.

Awful injury for Parsons. Wish him well in his recovery.
Beating Mayo in Cashelbar is like killing a badger.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 14, 2018, 10:39:40 AM
Don't know why anyone as surprised at yesterday's game, was always going to be like that.

Galway didn't play well but its all about the result and nothing else matters. The bench as I'd hoped made a difference; Brannigan, Ian Burke & Sean Kelly all had great cameo's. Duggan continues to impress and once again Galway stopped Mayo from creating a goal chance.

Poor Tom Parsons, thats a shocking injury. As for Mayo I was very surprised to see Hanley & James Durcan come on to make their championship debuts at such a crucial time in the game, why wasn't Durcan given game time in the league?

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Taylor on May 14, 2018, 10:42:26 AM
If Walsh told Comer to go out the field in the first half then you would have to seriously question him.

Even though they were playing a putrid style Comer was an outlet up front and causing plenty of problems for Barrett.
Once he went out the field that threat was completely gone.

Barrett got to grips with him second half but that was more to do with Galway playing no direct ball in and trying to run through Mayo with intricate passing.

Mayo will still make the super 8's but they would need to have their players fresh for those games rather than coming in like the walking wounded.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Jinxy on May 14, 2018, 10:43:59 AM
Diarmuid was devastated,  he genuinely didn't mean it like it's been seen. I'm not saying it wasn't a red , im just saying how he personally felt shit for his actions and it wasn't intended like it looked.

Ah here, couldn’t have made it any more intentional if he tried?

DOC is a bit like the brother in that he has a tendency to flail his limbs about in contact, which I suppose is designed to 'discourage' tacklers.
He does this thing where he tries to spin out of the tackle as it's arriving, which you can see he was starting to do before he threw up the elbow.
If you're in possession, you'll get the benefit of the doubt most of the time, unless the contact is very obvious (as it was yesterday).
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 14, 2018, 10:52:55 AM
Don't know why anyone as surprised at yesterday's game, was always going to be like that.

Galway didn't play well but its all about the result and nothing else matters. The bench as I'd hoped made a difference; Brannigan, Ian Burke & Sean Kelly all had great cameo's. Duggan continues to impress and once again Galway stopped Mayo from creating a goal chance.

Poor Tom Parsons, thats a shocking injury. As for Mayo I was very surprised to see Hanley & James Durcan come on to make their championship debuts at such a crucial time in the game, why wasn't Durcan given game time in the league?
Last year's Under 21 team has provided a good selection of options  between Cooke, Kelly, Daly, O Ceallaigh, Molloy etc. The panel this year has improved.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: magpie seanie on May 14, 2018, 11:07:00 AM
Quote
As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.


Classy. Well done.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 14, 2018, 11:17:02 AM
Quote
As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.

Come on, that's beyond the pale as they say. I know seanie doesn't like us but that's way too much.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 14, 2018, 11:50:03 AM
If Walsh told Comer to go out the field in the first half then you would have to seriously question him.

Even though they were playing a putrid style Comer was an outlet up front and causing plenty of problems for Barrett.
Once he went out the field that threat was completely gone.

Barrett got to grips with him second half but that was more to do with Galway playing no direct ball in and trying to run through Mayo with intricate passing.

Mayo will still make the super 8's but they would need to have their players fresh for those games rather than coming in like the walking wounded.
Direct ball was rarely if even an option after the sending off as there were usually 14 Mayo players inside their own '45 - it was next nigh to impossible to try and thread something through to whoever was in the inside line or even near the edge of the square.  Ideally we needed to have a a few players hog the sidelines and try and stretch the Mayo defence and then give a little more room to try and work the ball to to a shooter around the D etc.  The middle of the defence was totally choked with bodies and we managed it poorly enough in an attacking sence bar the goal and the few points we got late on - we had some poor misses also from good positions in the 2nd half and that was very disappointing.  We'll take the win BUT plenty to work on going forward!!

I wish Tom Parsons a speedy and full recovery from that very bad looking injury he picked up yesterday.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 14, 2018, 12:02:34 PM
If Walsh told Comer to go out the field in the first half then you would have to seriously question him.

Even though they were playing a putrid style Comer was an outlet up front and causing plenty of problems for Barrett.
Once he went out the field that threat was completely gone.

Barrett got to grips with him second half but that was more to do with Galway playing no direct ball in and trying to run through Mayo with intricate passing.

Mayo will still make the super 8's but they would need to have their players fresh for those games rather than coming in like the walking wounded.
Comer faded out of it yes certainly but Mayo had all 14 players inside their own 45 for most of the second half when Galway were in possession so the space to hit ball into him simply wasn't there (when he was in there as he drifted out).
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Chimley on May 14, 2018, 12:13:27 PM
That's three years in a row that Galway with the same template have beaten Mayo under Rochford. We showed very little signs of getting to grips with them until we started to match their 15 men behind the ball (14 in our case) after the sending off.

In the first half we committed too many men to attacks who were getting in each others way and that left us a bit open at the back once we finally and inevitably lost possession.

It was sad to see Parsons get an injury like that and his mobility around the middle will be hard to replace. No more needs to be said about the DOC sending off except that he can have no complaints.

Good luck to Galway for the rest of the championship. For Mayo, we'll need to use our panel fully from here on out even at the risk of going out early. I'd like to see a perceived soft draw allowing the likes of Hanley and James Durcan get a run.
 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on May 14, 2018, 12:17:08 PM
Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures

No, they've been like that mostly since KW took over. They're better at it now due to having better players.

As others have said, yesterday was about win only, the style can come later. The big moments in the game didn't go Mayo's way but O'Connor's sending off was inexcusable. It's tempting to say that with 15 men Mayo would have pushed on to victory in the second half, but even down one, they had enough possession and chances with the wind (of Pearse stadium comparisons) to get the scores. Super 8s aren't beyond them but old conversion habits allied to Parsons' absence and O'Sheas' indifferent form make the job hard now. Keith Higgins remains a wonder.

Surprising things from yesterday;
1) Galway team played as selected
2) KW made tactical substitutions in time
3) Despite playing well, Shane Walsh wasn't taken off
4) Galway goalie was almost completely untested
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 12:17:31 PM
A sign of what Comer's become that in a game that lowscoring, two points & a scored free won is considered a poor return from him. The second half didn't suit and Barrett played him well I thought. Galway need to do some serious video analysis of how to best utilise him, or utilise the space his attention creates for others. Probably wouldn't swap him for anyone else in the country at this stage given the sheer matchup nightmare he presents before games to the opposition
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 14, 2018, 12:34:43 PM
Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures

No, they've been like that mostly since KW took over. They're better at it now due to having better players.

As others have said, yesterday was about win only, the style can come later. The big moments in the game didn't go Mayo's way but O'Connor's sending off was inexcusable. It's tempting to say that with 15 men Mayo would have pushed on to victory in the second half, but even down one, they had enough possession and chances with the wind (of Pearse stadium comparisons) to get the scores. Super 8s aren't beyond them but old conversion habits allied to Parsons' absence and O'Sheas' indifferent form make the job hard now. Keith Higgins remains a wonder.

Surprising things from yesterday;
1) Galway team played as selected
2) KW made tactical substitutions in time
3) Despite playing well, Shane Walsh wasn't taken off
4) Galway goalie was almost completely untested
Surely the core reason behind the style or lack of is that KW doesn't want the team to be labelled Fancy Dans
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: sligoman2 on May 14, 2018, 12:38:31 PM
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As someone who lost a few teeth (while wearing a gumshield I might add) to a similar incident

Pity you didn't lose your fingers.


Classy. Well done.

What a disgraceful comment highorlow, Shame on you, what an as$hole.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: mouview on May 14, 2018, 12:43:01 PM
Paddy has made Galway hard to beat and hard to watch in equal measures

No, they've been like that mostly since KW took over. They're better at it now due to having better players.

As others have said, yesterday was about win only, the style can come later. The big moments in the game didn't go Mayo's way but O'Connor's sending off was inexcusable. It's tempting to say that with 15 men Mayo would have pushed on to victory in the second half, but even down one, they had enough possession and chances with the wind (of Pearse stadium comparisons) to get the scores. Super 8s aren't beyond them but old conversion habits allied to Parsons' absence and O'Sheas' indifferent form make the job hard now. Keith Higgins remains a wonder.

Surprising things from yesterday;
1) Galway team played as selected
2) KW made tactical substitutions in time
3) Despite playing well, Shane Walsh wasn't taken off
4) Galway goalie was almost completely untested
Surely the core reason behind the style or lack of is that KW doesn't want the team to be labelled Fancy Dans

That's true, the stigma would be unbearable.  :)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: ck on May 14, 2018, 12:56:09 PM
Genuinely can't see Mayo making super 8s. They prove us all wrong every year but I think they are aging team that are not regenerating with youth. This year will be this groups biggest test.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 14, 2018, 01:10:33 PM
Good win by Galway but this was never going to be pretty, intriguing yes. Ian Burke, Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly made the difference for us yesterday. Hopefully Ian Burke is left to make that position his own now, he's such an intelligent player and should have started yesterday. Comer is a huge player for us but he needs to use the options around him better, on a number of occasions yesterday he had players in better positions but didn't use them and turned over the ball or put it wide. A lot of silly errors and mistakes yesterday but they managed to grind out the win. Five players making their championship debut, to get a win against a team like Mayo with that level of inexperience is a good days work. Hopefully Conroy is alright for his club at the weekend, he's meant to have a fair cut on his face as well as the bust lip I think. Poor Tom Parsons, what a fluke of an injury.

On a side note, no Michael Daly or Kieran Molloy on the Galway bench yesterday.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 14, 2018, 01:15:51 PM
Good win by Galway but this was never going to be pretty, intriguing yes. Ian Burke, Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly made the difference for us yesterday. Hopefully Ian Burke is left to make that position his own now, he's such an intelligent player and should have started yesterday. Comer is a huge player for us but he needs to use the options around him better, on a number of occasions yesterday he had players in better positions but didn't use them and turned over the ball or put it wide. A lot of silly errors and mistakes yesterday but they managed to grind out the win. Five players making their championship debut, to get a win against a team like Mayo with that level of inexperience is a good days work. Hopefully Conroy is alright for his club at the weekend, he's meant to have a fair cut on his face as well as the bust lip I think. Poor Tom Parsons, what a fluke of an injury.

On a side note, no Michael Daly or Kieran Molloy on the Galway bench yesterday.

I know Daly missed the entire league with injury but he should be back by now unless there is a problem still lingering there. Not sure why Molloy wasn't even amongst the subs. He's one fella that could be very useful in the half-back line off the bench.

Think Ian Burke has to start from now on. His movement, vision and link up play is sensational and all the other forwards can play off him. Him and Comer inside is the perfect pair. Power and pace alongside a bit of craft and guile.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 14, 2018, 01:20:01 PM
Good win by Galway but this was never going to be pretty, intriguing yes. Ian Burke, Peter Cooke and Sean Kelly made the difference for us yesterday. Hopefully Ian Burke is left to make that position his own now, he's such an intelligent player and should have started yesterday. Comer is a huge player for us but he needs to use the options around him better, on a number of occasions yesterday he had players in better positions but didn't use them and turned over the ball or put it wide. A lot of silly errors and mistakes yesterday but they managed to grind out the win. Five players making their championship debut, to get a win against a team like Mayo with that level of inexperience is a good days work. Hopefully Conroy is alright for his club at the weekend, he's meant to have a fair cut on his face as well as the bust lip I think. Poor Tom Parsons, what a fluke of an injury.

On a side note, no Michael Daly or Kieran Molloy on the Galway bench yesterday.

I know Daly missed the entire league with injury but he should be back by now unless there is a problem still lingering there. Not sure why Molloy wasn't even amongst the subs. He's one fella that could be very useful in the half-back line off the bench.

He was at the game but not as part of the panel I don't think, I saw him with some Corofin lads leaving the pitch. You'd nearly hope Corofin don't get caught up in a club run next year, its really putting potential county players like Molloy in a difficult position. Even though I'm sure Corofin won't give a hoot once they're winning!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 14, 2018, 01:23:41 PM
A sign of what Comer's become that in a game that lowscoring, two points & a scored free won is considered a poor return from him. The second half didn't suit and Barrett played him well I thought. Galway need to do some serious video analysis of how to best utilise him, or utilise the space his attention creates for others. Probably wouldn't swap him for anyone else in the country at this stage given the sheer matchup nightmare he presents before games to the opposition

Aye, Comer had a very good first half. Their was very little space in the 2nd half as for him to operate, he gave one free away and Barrett made a great interception too but apart from that Comer didn't do much wrong.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rufus T Firefly on May 14, 2018, 01:56:11 PM
Don't know if it's been mentioned already, but on the TV the pitch surface looked terrible and dangerous. Was it in anyway responsible for Parsons' injury?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: moysider on May 14, 2018, 02:18:48 PM
Don't know if it's been mentioned already, but on the TV the pitch surface looked terrible and dangerous. Was it in anyway responsible for Parsons' injury?

Pitch was fine.

After a difficult and mostly awful league this was another tough day to endure from a Mayo perspective. Lack of discipline - again - cost us and that is just not good enough. However losing Parsons is the biggest blow - bigger than losing the game imo. We don't have enough players that can play at top level as it is so losing top players like Keegan and Parsons is not something we can cope with. We started yesterday with 2 lads that struggle at that level and our bench was largely ineffective. Calls to use our panel for qualifiers but really - what panel? We will have to play strongest team all the time if we are to survive at all. Remarkable that 2 lads played yesterday that didn't even play part of a senior league game. Sad that we haven t produced a quality inside forward in the years under Horan and Rochford. You would imagine it would be easier in a team that was relatively successful.
Anyway all the best to the Galway lads here. I was thinking before the game that when a big Galway crowd show up for these games, Galway win.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on May 14, 2018, 03:13:06 PM
Rochford has a lot to answer for with the way he's managing or mismanaging this team. The nonsense with naming a dummy team for a start, I mean wtf who's that benefitting? The league was the time to spring novices not in the melting pot against Galway. The subs, even some of the Galway lads were cheering when they saw Drake coming on. Is Barry Moran just a mascot now or what, he’s either fit enough or not, yesterday was surely a day for him go come after Parsons went off. Stephen Coen how did he stay on the full game, he doesn't have the pace or speed of thought for this level of football. Also Conor Loftus needs to be taken aside and told that in championship football you need to get stuck in, you can't be wandering on the periphery the whole game. Some of our shooting and slow lateral build-up play was like root canal. Those McLoughlin misses from the frees were crucial, the whole ground seemed to know he isn’t a freetaker except Rochford. Mayo are war weary now facing scorched earth with no supplies but with no choice but to go on somehow.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: omagh_gael on May 14, 2018, 03:20:38 PM
To be fair to KW he brought on big Flynn (had already been substituted) in MF after Cooke's black card. Risky manoeuvre but Flynn paid him back by winning a monstrous kick out and moving up the pitch and scoring the final point.

Best of luck to Parsons, an absolutely gut wrenching injury.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 14, 2018, 03:33:40 PM
Galway played fairly poorly and won by 3, we’d have taken your hand off for that result before the throw in. A lot of wailing about the standard of the football, does anyone think that the Galway squad care in the slightest? It’s just about winning and getting past a serious Mayo team, its mid-May and no one will remember or care about this match at the business end of the championship. Galway haven’t beaten Mayo 3 times in a row in Connacht since 83-84-87, the greats of 98-01 couldn’t even do it.
The big carrot for the winner was the defined path through to the Super 8’s where the victor knew that they have to beat Sligo and then Roscommon to get there.

In terms of Galway overall it was a forgettable performance where they were way off top gear, the best thing is to take the lessons and hope to play a good bit better against Sligo.
Ian Burke simply has to start the next day, did not waste any ball that he got and his movement is a joy to watch. He does the simple things well and has better vision than any other player out there from what I can see. Lovely interplay between himself and Kelly to setup the goal, Burke is just a pure baller.

All the Galway subs made an impact, the timing of the substitutions was much better from the management also and this was a distinct improvement from the league final where it was a noticeable problem. Galway could have made it a lot easier on themselves down the stretch when they had a number of opportunities to put 2 and 3 points between the sides but had some poor misses.

As I said when the selection was announced, Duggan put his hand up in the league, deserved his start yesterday and rewarded that faith with one of the more prominent Galway performances, two points from play is a huge return for a player that is in the side to provide other qualities aside from scoring. He won’t kick a point every day but he took on that kick for his point in the 2nd half with confidence and conviction compared to others who dithered in the same situation, great to see.

The decisions of Silke and McDaid to relocate to America and Australia respectively is a huge loss for Galway, McDaid was the best player on that U21 side and would be strongly pushing to play in what is fairly clearly now Galway weakest line on the pitch. While Sweeney had a good showing yesterday overall to be fair, that Galway HB line will be the Achilles heel when our championship exit comes. If Duine Eile is correct with that information on Molloy, it’s hard to fathom how he isn’t with the team on the day even if he’s not in the matchday 26.

Comer had a great 15 minutes but was well marshalled by Barrett and the Mayo sweepers in the second half. Shane Walsh had a good match but still the few bad point efforts.

Keith Higgins got through a trojan amount of work for Mayo yesterday, excellent in defence and hit a peach of a score on one of his sallies up the pitch, he wasn’t nominated on the SG last night but he was, for me, by a long distance Mayo’s best player and was probably the MotM with Duggan in competition. Puzzled at the introduction of Hanley, is that really the type of game and situation where you want to fire him in?

Parsons injury was horrible, he is a big loss to Mayo for the summer but making a full recovery is the most important thing and I hope it is a speedy one.

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

Glancing at the paper headlines this morning, the inevitable write off of Mayo has begun and just like in 2016 and 2017 it’s madness. I’d be very confident they will be in the Super 8s and who knows where they’ll go from there, they are a proven championship team. They have All Star talent like Harrison to come back in as starters while Keegan is one of the top 3 players in the country, and even at that, who realistically is going to beat the Mayo team that lined out yesterday in the qualifiers?

As for Galway, loads to work on, a replication of the performance yesterday won’t be good enough moving forward in Connacht, a total focus on Sligo now with hopefully a couple changes to the starting 15 is required, although I do think that it’s a great situation to finish a game with an arguably better team than that which started, there is some squad depth there at the moment. The team will need to improve a lot but sure they know that themselves after the terrible championship exits in 16 and 17, no chance of getting carried away anyway.
A lot of the hot air and hype about Galway after the league will have been eradicated after yesterday’s performance which is no bad thing either really, KW will be delighted with that.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 03:45:12 PM
Ah AFB, being respectful to your opponents is one thing but saying yesterday's level of intensity and performance wouldn’t beat D3 survivors Sligo is blowing smoke up there arses, whether you meant to or not. What is it, Sligo have beaten Galway once since 1922 in Galway?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 05:18:54 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 14, 2018, 05:29:50 PM
Ah Manning18 go easy, every county has that group that would sicken you but they don't represent the whole county, there was a few Mayo around me saying O'Connor's red was undeserved and calling Conroy all sorts but there was twice as many saying it was stupid and he deserved to go. They're in every county, including our own, those silly billboards in Manulla are proof of that!
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Farrandeelin on May 14, 2018, 05:34:13 PM
You haven't changed your tune anyway Peytoneen.

Don't worry there's a lot of bullshitters who have hopped on the bandwagon since 2012. Thou shalt not criticise any member of the Mayo setup is their mantra.

And that shite of posing with celebs... even I find that cringrworthy to be honest.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 05:45:20 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Therealdonald on May 14, 2018, 05:47:52 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 05:54:04 PM
Ah Manning18 go easy, every county has that group that would sicken you but they don't represent the whole county, there was a few Mayo around me saying O'Connor's red was undeserved and calling Conroy all sorts but there was twice as many saying it was stupid and he deserved to go. They're in every county, including our own, those silly billboards in Manulla are proof of that!

Ah maybe. They still have their good points and I wouldn't compare them to Cork or Tipp hurling fans yet who are genuinely sickening to have to watch a match beside. It's just more that there's a bit of an edge there that's probably only come in recently
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on May 14, 2018, 06:16:13 PM
Odds with the bookies:

Dublin 4/6
Kerry 5/1
Tyrone 9/1
Galway 10/1
Mayo 12/1
Donegal 20/1

Would have thought we'd be longer odds than that
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 14, 2018, 06:20:22 PM
I'd agree with AFA that our weakest line is the half back line, I thought O'Donnell didn't offer much going forward yesterday and was ponderous when in possession and didn't put up too much of a fight when D O'Connor scored Mayo's 2nd point. Would like to see Kieran Molloy given some game time the next day but just don't see it happening.

I don't think anyone has mentioned Lavelle's kickouts, their still a work in progress but in fairness he's certainly improved and going in the right direction.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 14, 2018, 06:23:42 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 14, 2018, 06:32:41 PM
Odds with the bookies:

Dublin 4/6
Kerry 5/1
Tyrone 9/1
Galway 10/1
Mayo 12/1
Donegal 20/1

Would have thought we'd be longer odds than that
Kerry and Tyrone are not  good vintages
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 06:38:15 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.

Someone’s a bit edgy.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 14, 2018, 06:42:40 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.

Someone’s a bit edgy.
Not really. Just would like to be able to read posts about a game I’m interested in without reading stupid childish crap for once is all.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 06:44:42 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.

Someone’s a bit edgy.
Not really. Just would like to be able to read posts about a game I’m interested in without reading stupid childish crap for once is all.

There was nothing ‘childish’ in what I said. You have a personal dislike that you want to wrap up in the clothes of reason, not the other way around. Good job derailing the thread, by the way.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 14, 2018, 06:51:43 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.

Someone’s a bit edgy.
Not really. Just would like to be able to read posts about a game I’m interested in without reading stupid childish crap for once is all.

There was nothing ‘childish’ in what I said. You have a personal dislike that you want to wrap up in the clothes of reason, not the other way around. Good job derailing the thread, by the way.
Derailing the thread? You mean like you do in every single thread you contribute to?
I’ve made a total of 2 posts in this thread unrelated to the game and I won’t be making any more...

To the Mayo lads on here - is Shane Nally still on the panel?
Or was it that he just didn’t make the subs for this particular game?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 14, 2018, 06:53:59 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.
Leitrim fans are a only w@#kers to Roscommon fans for obvious reasons

Mayo fans are usually fine as long as you let them win which we do most of the time

Thought both teams were average enough yesterday but id expect both to improve as the year goes on, hopefully we can give Galway a good run for their money. Roscommon favourites for Connacht now imo.

I might hate that Tom Parsons plays for Mayo and not Sligo his home county (made this clear in the past) but Id like to wish him a speedy recovery from that shocking injury yday. Felt terrible seeing it.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Mac2 on May 14, 2018, 06:59:44 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Your posts dont normally make me laugh Syf, but that is a good 1.
Might be as well to ignore the smart arse who attempts to take over every thread on this board with his horse shit snidy remarks.

Someone’s a bit edgy.
Not really. Just would like to be able to read posts about a game I’m interested in without reading stupid childish crap for once is all.

There was nothing ‘childish’ in what I said. You have a personal dislike that you want to wrap up in the clothes of reason, not the other way around. Good job derailing the thread, by the way.
Derailing the thread? You mean like you do in every single thread you contribute to?
I’ve made a total of 2 posts in this thread unrelated to the game and I won’t be making any more...

To the Mayo lads on here - is Shane Nally still on the panel?
Or was it that he just didn’t make the subs for this particular game?
He wasn't on the 26, he lacks pace for this level but has a good boot on him which is more than can be said for some of lads that were brought on.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 14, 2018, 07:04:42 PM

To the Mayo lads on here - is Shane Nally still on the panel?
Or was it that he just didn’t make the subs for this particular game?
Didn't make the subs played for his club at the weekend instead.


Roscommon favourites for Connacht now imo.

You won't have any bookie having them favourites so i would encourage you to place some cash on them if you really think that. 
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 07:05:14 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.
Leitrim fans are a only w@#kers to Roscommon fans for obvious reasons

Mayo fans are usually fine as long as you let them win which we do most of the time

Thought both teams were average enough yesterday but id expect both to improve as the year goes on, hopefully we can give Galway a good run for their money. Roscommon favourites for Connacht now imo.

I might hate that Tom Parsons plays for Mayo and not Sligo his home county (made this clear in the past) but Id like to wish him a speedy recovery from that shocking injury yday. Felt terrible seeing it.

I’d only call those you see at league matches and underage county matches supporters, Sligoian. Every county attracts knackers if they’re doing well in the summer. The sort who wouldn’t even know half the bench’s first names..
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: SLIGONIAN on May 14, 2018, 08:01:38 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.
Leitrim fans are a only w@#kers to Roscommon fans for obvious reasons

Mayo fans are usually fine as long as you let them win which we do most of the time

Thought both teams were average enough yesterday but id expect both to improve as the year goes on, hopefully we can give Galway a good run for their money. Roscommon favourites for Connacht now imo.

I might hate that Tom Parsons plays for Mayo and not Sligo his home county (made this clear in the past) but Id like to wish him a speedy recovery from that shocking injury yday. Felt terrible seeing it.

I’d only call those you see at league matches and underage county matches supporters, Sligoian. Every county attracts knackers if they’re doing well in the summer. The sort who wouldn’t even know half the bench’s first names..
True but in Leitrims case they lose to ye alot more than the other way round so there probably sick of ye at this stage, and there is the local rivalry which is added fuel,

Dont Roscommon have a home Connacht final if they face Galway?, they were much better than Galway last year so id be pretty confident if i was them, Roscommon have improved since then too.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 08:15:36 PM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.
Leitrim fans are a only w@#kers to Roscommon fans for obvious reasons

Mayo fans are usually fine as long as you let them win which we do most of the time

Thought both teams were average enough yesterday but id expect both to improve as the year goes on, hopefully we can give Galway a good run for their money. Roscommon favourites for Connacht now imo.

I might hate that Tom Parsons plays for Mayo and not Sligo his home county (made this clear in the past) but Id like to wish him a speedy recovery from that shocking injury yday. Felt terrible seeing it.

I’d only call those you see at league matches and underage county matches supporters, Sligoian. Every county attracts knackers if they’re doing well in the summer. The sort who wouldn’t even know half the bench’s first names..
True but in Leitrims case they lose to ye alot more than the other way round so there probably sick of ye at this stage, and there is the local rivalry which is added fuel,

Dont Roscommon have a home Connacht final if they face Galway?, they were much better than Galway last year so id be pretty confident if i was them, Roscommon have improved since then too.

Yes, but King John the First reckons we need new turnstiles before we can host a Connacht final. The reality of the poorly attended McHale replay in 2016 will likely mean some remedial work will be done and he’ll quietly forget about his concerns in favour of the almighty Euro. Galway will have a tougher time getting to the final than we will, though.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 09:28:32 PM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 10:05:20 PM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year

There was 18,287 last year. There was some 15,000 at the replay in 2016, at the venue it would be held in if for some reason the Hyde couldn’t be used.

There is zero question about the Hyde being able to host the capacity required for a Connacht final between Roscommon and Galway.

Weird to mention H&S officers when everyone knows that’s exactly why McHale, Salthill and the Hyde’s capacity reduced in recent years.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 14, 2018, 10:24:17 PM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year

There was 18,287 last year. There was some 15,000 at the replay in 2016, at the venue it would be held in if for some reason the Hyde couldn’t be used.

There is zero question about the Hyde being able to host the capacity required for a Connacht final between Roscommon and Galway.

Weird to mention H&S officers when everyone knows that’s exactly why McHale, Salthill and the Hyde’s capacity reduced in recent years.

I only mentioned H&S because of the lengthy discussion about McHale's capacity prior to Sunday. I think everyone was surprised at the low figure of 28k being mentioned beforehand. Perhaps the Hyde has an up to date capacity figure but surely there'll be a look taken prior to the first big game there in yonks.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 14, 2018, 10:56:43 PM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year

There was 18,287 last year. There was some 15,000 at the replay in 2016, at the venue it would be held in if for some reason the Hyde couldn’t be used.

There is zero question about the Hyde being able to host the capacity required for a Connacht final between Roscommon and Galway.

Weird to mention H&S officers when everyone knows that’s exactly why McHale, Salthill and the Hyde’s capacity reduced in recent years.

I only mentioned H&S because of the lengthy discussion about McHale's capacity prior to Sunday. I think everyone was surprised at the low figure of 28k being mentioned beforehand. Perhaps the Hyde has an up to date capacity figure but surely there'll be a look taken prior to the first big game there in yonks.

We hosted CFs 2011, 2012 and 2015, hardly ‘yonks ago’? There was probably close to as many at the Ros-Mayo league match two years ago at the Hyde as there would be for a Ros-Galway CF.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Laoiseabu on May 14, 2018, 11:12:46 PM
Syferus ? Can I ask you a question?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on May 14, 2018, 11:32:32 PM
Just saw DOC's sending off on TV, disgraceful stuff tbf. That said, he probably expected it to be more of an "elbow-off" to the upper body than a shot to the jaw (I don't think he had time to line him up even if he had wanted to).

Reckless play though and a deserved sending off. Will be lucky to get off with a one match ban
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Wildweasel74 on May 15, 2018, 12:59:18 AM
G just seen a pictute of the parsons clash; horrible collision! Hope all goes well in his recovery and he gets bck to good health!  He never play county football again am afraid@ that injury something else+
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Kurtz on May 15, 2018, 07:27:11 AM

A lot of Mayo apologists for Diarmuid O’Connor are out in force today, but there is a fair body of evidence at this stage to indicate that DOC is more than fond of the dirt. He should have got a straight red in the league match against Galway for a ridiculous high challenge on Kerin and lets call out what the – which one replay angle clearly shows – calculated, premeditated elbow yesterday was: a dirty blow that there can be no excuse for.
The substantial amount of Mayo fans that applauded him off the pitch while castigating Conroy as a cheat would want to seriously cop themselves on. Not to mention the bizarre cheering when the change of Cafferkey was announced pre match, maybe they were excited about Barrett starting but how would Cafferkey and his family feel about that? I’m not trying to antagonise Mayo fans here, I was sat in the terrace with all my own Mayo relations and you couldn’t fault their behaviour or that of the majority of Mayo fans but while there’s a lot of backslapping given to Mayo fans by themselves and others for what they bring to the game, for a certain portion of them yesterday it was not a good look at all.

I agree with all of this. I was the good samartian yesterday and brought my oul fella and uncle along who wouldn't get to many games anymore at their age. Both of them referenced the behavior and edge to the Mayo fans which 'never used to be the way'. The torrents of abuse at the referee when at best they hadn't seen a replay, and at worst it was a clear elbow, was absolutely laughable. Less widespread but still there was abuse of Conroy who was quite clearly out cold or close to it, whether the elbow was accidental or not. That was really awful. Booing of free takers also.

Mayo fans have clearly been amazing and follow the team everywhere with such passion, and have this unreal pride with stuff like 'Mayo day' or throwing a Mayo jersey at every celeb they meet or how the Jersey is the only thing they'll wear abroad. Stuff that has the rest of the country cringing with embarrassment but you put up with it because it's Mayo and it's good natured and doesn't harm anyone. However there seems to be a blind spot that come with this specific side, from blind defense of player indescretions to referee abuse to complaining about the media. It's been very apparent recently, since 2012 or so and plenty of county's supporters have commented on it, the biggest probably being Donegal fans upset with Mayo fans behavior during the 2013 hammering. Have heard it from Kerry fans also, while the dubs and Ros fans can probably be taken with a pinch of salt. Still, it's been a fair fall from grace from being everyone's second team and the lovable gracious neighbor to being the set of fans people dislike most.

Leitrim supporters are far bigger w**kers than Mayo supporters in general.

I can’t comment on Galway football supporters because they’re such an endangered species.

Its because they keep losing to Ros
It does funny things to a person
Like Ros losing to Mayo every year for last 30 odd years  ;D ;D ;D

Met some Leitrim supporters on a night out in Dublin
Soon as I mentioned Roscommon the abuse started (from a girl of course).
Not just banter I mean she was angry
Nearly ended in a punch up.  They ended up leaving, dragging the screaming
harpie with them after she got beer emptied on her head.
The Leitrim boyfriend thought about being a white night, made a few shapes, but then decided
he might get his ass kicked so they left.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 15, 2018, 07:28:05 AM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year

There was 18,287 last year. There was some 15,000 at the replay in 2016, at the venue it would be held in if for some reason the Hyde couldn’t be used.

There is zero question about the Hyde being able to host the capacity required for a Connacht final between Roscommon and Galway.

Weird to mention H&S officers when everyone knows that’s exactly why McHale, Salthill and the Hyde’s capacity reduced in recent years.

I only mentioned H&S because of the lengthy discussion about McHale's capacity prior to Sunday. I think everyone was surprised at the low figure of 28k being mentioned beforehand. Perhaps the Hyde has an up to date capacity figure but surely there'll be a look taken prior to the first big game there in yonks.

We hosted CFs 2011, 2012 and 2015, hardly ‘yonks ago’? There was probably close to as many at the Ros-Mayo league match two years ago at the Hyde as there would be for a Ros-Galway CF.
You never saw a good Galway team,  young man. You wouldn't know what sort of crowd it might draw.  There are 2 behemoths in Connacht football, not 1.
Galway can win Connacht titles with middling teams who go no further.  But every so often it can have a team that is the real deal. And you haven't seen the crowds when that happens.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Kurtz on May 15, 2018, 07:32:53 AM
What'll the Hyde hold after the health and safety officers have a look? 21k I think in crap weather last year. I'd say 25k could be reasonably expected on a normal day with a bit more added interest this year

There was 18,287 last year. There was some 15,000 at the replay in 2016, at the venue it would be held in if for some reason the Hyde couldn’t be used.

There is zero question about the Hyde being able to host the capacity required for a Connacht final between Roscommon and Galway.

Weird to mention H&S officers when everyone knows that’s exactly why McHale, Salthill and the Hyde’s capacity reduced in recent years.

I only mentioned H&S because of the lengthy discussion about McHale's capacity prior to Sunday. I think everyone was surprised at the low figure of 28k being mentioned beforehand. Perhaps the Hyde has an up to date capacity figure but surely there'll be a look taken prior to the first big game there in yonks.

We hosted CFs 2011, 2012 and 2015, hardly ‘yonks ago’? There was probably close to as many at the Ros-Mayo league match two years ago at the Hyde as there would be for a Ros-Galway CF.
You never saw a good Galway team,  young man. You wouldn't know what sort of crowd it might draw.  There are 2 behemoths in Connacht football, not 1.
Galway can win Connacht titles with middling teams who go no further.  But every so often it can have a team that is the real deal. And you haven't seen the crowds when that happens.

True.
As ex Jarlaths man I agree
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Rossfan on May 15, 2018, 09:02:18 AM
No bandwagon like a Galway football one.
1995 they were outnumbered 5 to 1 by Laythrum in Tuam, 1998......
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 15, 2018, 09:53:10 AM
No bandwagon like a Galway football one.
1995 they were outnumbered 5 to 1 by Laythrum in Tuam, 1998......

94 was a low year for the usual suspects. Leitrim were champions. First time since 1927. Of course they were all over Tuam in 95. 

In fairness, expectations are very important.
If Leitrim or Sligo win Connacht the cup gets brought over the border. Once every 50 to 100 years.
If Ros win there is great excitment. Once a decade or so.
Mayo and Galway win 3 to 5 times a decade.
So you can't really compare.   
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 15, 2018, 10:17:50 AM
No bandwagon like a Galway football one.
1995 they were outnumbered 5 to 1 by Laythrum in Tuam, 1998......
Except we didn’t play Leitrim in Tuam in 1995.
Galway people are fickle in the extreme regardless of what sport it is.
Galway hurlers have big support when they are going well.
If they’re middling their support is rubbish.
Same as it ever was.
It does annoy me as I’ve been going to Galway football matches since I was 5 years old - when we were shit and when we were decent.
Used to go to every league game home or away but have a little one at home now so can’t make as many games as I used to at the moment.
Also playing a small bit of junior soccer from time to time doesn’t lend itself too well to attending league games.
There’s still nothing like following your team all over the country.
We don’t have the same number of die hards as Mayo for example - nowhere close - but everyone will be an expert come the business end of the year if the team are doing well.
Same as it ever was unfortunately.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 15, 2018, 10:36:58 AM
Listened to Colm Parkinson's podcast, changed his tune again and is a fan of what Galway are doing; He doesn't think their as defensive as the other pundits are making out and was more critical of Mayo's defensive tactics especially in the 2nd half.

There's a number of Galway players who've never experienced defeat to Mayo, didn't see that coming in 2016.

Kevin Walsh has taken plenty of stick from some of us on here but he was quicker to make subs and more importantly make the right subs particularity bringing Brannigan on for Kyne, I've seen some say he was too slow to bring Brannigan on obviously there were huge concerns over his fitness.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 15, 2018, 11:45:58 AM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 15, 2018, 12:36:37 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

Daly, Molloy, Cummins, O'Beolain, Finnerty & Cunningham i'm guessing are the 6 based on the A v B game to open a pitch they had there a few weeks back. Probably no coincidence that the first 3 named missed so much of the year so he doesn't trust them to come back in as yet. Still not a bad sign that 3 footballers of that caliber can't make a 26 man squad.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on May 15, 2018, 12:37:51 PM
Seen some comments on line that Galway used seven substitutes the last day. After reading the indo match report and counting the subs used it would appear to be true. By my understanding Thomas Flynn shouldn’t have come back on for Cooke after his black card and Galway would’ve been down to 14 men. Given that Flynn contributed substantially in the last few minutes I’m surprised this hasn’t been picked up anywhere, unless I’m missing something.🤔 I know Cooke came on as a blood sub for Conroy but my understanding is if a blood sub is permanent it counts towards the number of subs you can use.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 15, 2018, 12:39:33 PM
Seen some comments on line that Galway used seven substitutes the last day. After reading the indo match report and counting the subs used it would appear to be true. By my understanding Thomas Flynn shouldn’t have come back on for Cooke after his black card and Galway would’ve been down to 14 men. Given that Flynn contributed substantially in the last few minutes I’m surprised this hasn’t been picked up anywhere, unless I’m missing something.🤔

Why? You're allowed use a max of 21 players, not max 6 subs

Edit: It may actually be 6 max but Cooke's introduction was as a blood sub i believe so didnt count
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on May 15, 2018, 12:44:59 PM
Seen some comments on line that Galway used seven substitutes the last day. After reading the indo match report and counting the subs used it would appear to be true. By my understanding Thomas Flynn shouldn’t have come back on for Cooke after his black card and Galway would’ve been down to 14 men. Given that Flynn contributed substantially in the last few minutes I’m surprised this hasn’t been picked up anywhere, unless I’m missing something.🤔

Why? You're allowed use a max of 21 players, not max 6 subs

Rule 2.4 (i) The maximum number of substitutions permitted during the playing of Normal Time shall be Six in Football and Five in Hurling.

Edit: It may actually be 6 max but Cooke's introduction was as a blood sub i believe so didnt count
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 15, 2018, 12:51:26 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?
Cunningham still in the squad anyway.
Was released for the junior game as he wasn’t going to be in the 26.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: bucko on May 15, 2018, 12:52:57 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: whitey on May 15, 2018, 12:56:28 PM
Seen some comments on line that Galway used seven substitutes the last day. After reading the indo match report and counting the subs used it would appear to be true. By my understanding Thomas Flynn shouldn’t have come back on for Cooke after his black card and Galway would’ve been down to 14 men. Given that Flynn contributed substantially in the last few minutes I’m surprised this hasn’t been picked up anywhere, unless I’m missing something.🤔 I know Cooke came on as a blood sub for Conroy but my understanding is if a blood sub is permanent it counts towards the number of subs you can use.

Commentator pondered initially if they could replace the guy who got black carded as they already had used all their subs.

When the guy came on someone else said that one of the prior subs was a blood sub for Conroy, so they could bring him on.

When does a blood sub, no longer become a blood sub
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Manning18 on May 15, 2018, 12:58:55 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.

It's a loophole that can be exploited, including many times by Mayo over the years as this article indicates. Give it up i'd say, you're only tormenting yourself

https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/columnists/john-fogarty/too-much-room-for-confusion-in-blood-sub-rule-310408.html
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 15, 2018, 01:15:48 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

Daly, Molloy, Cummins, O'Beolain, Finnerty & Cunningham i'm guessing are the 6 based on the A v B game to open a pitch they had there a few weeks back. Probably no coincidence that the first 3 named missed so much of the year so he doesn't trust them to come back in as yet. Still not a bad sign that 3 footballers of that caliber can't make a 26 man squad.

Thanks, the squad is a bit top heavy up front compared to the number of backs.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 15, 2018, 01:22:55 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.
Not true. There is nothing in the rulebook to state that if the player that goes off as a bloodbsub doesn’t come back on - then it counts as one of your 6 “normal” subs.
It’s a loophole that there has been several examples of since the blood sub was introduced.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: galwayman on May 15, 2018, 01:24:33 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

Daly, Molloy, Cummins, O'Beolain, Finnerty & Cunningham i'm guessing are the 6 based on the A v B game to open a pitch they had there a few weeks back. Probably no coincidence that the first 3 named missed so much of the year so he doesn't trust them to come back in as yet. Still not a bad sign that 3 footballers of that caliber can't make a 26 man squad.

Thanks, the squad is a bit top heavy up front compared to the number of backs.
we could be in a bit of bother if we have lads in fullback line especially injured or black carded. In this regard Liam Silke becomes an even bigger loss.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: weareros on May 15, 2018, 01:41:23 PM
Listened to Colm Parkinson's podcast, changed his tune again and is a fan of what Galway are doing; He doesn't think their as defensive as the other pundits are making out and was more critical of Mayo's defensive tactics especially in the 2nd half.


It was the same with Wooly last year, raving about Galway and then he left Salthill with his tail between his legs. I was surprised how effusive he was in his praise. I don't think he even mentioned Sligo and Roscommon and he only spoke about Galway as a challenger to Dublin. Look, I think Galway have improved tremendously from last year and have an abundance of talent. But I think Galway and Sligo will be a lot closer than the experts think.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Kurtz on May 15, 2018, 01:52:14 PM
Listened to Colm Parkinson's podcast, changed his tune again and is a fan of what Galway are doing; He doesn't think their as defensive as the other pundits are making out and was more critical of Mayo's defensive tactics especially in the 2nd half.


It was the same with Wooly last year, raving about Galway and then he left Salthill with his tail between his legs. I was surprised how effusive he was in his praise. I don't think he even mentioned Sligo and Roscommon and he only spoke about Galway as a challenger to Dublin. Look, I think Galway have improved tremendously from last year and have an abundance of talent. But I think Galway and Sligo will be a lot closer than the experts think.
If Mayo had one more marquee forward they would have won that game easily
The waltzed in to the scoring zone unchallenged
Then again Mayo would already have an all ireland or two if they had the forwards
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Cunny Funt on May 15, 2018, 01:59:43 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

16. Bernard Power (Corofin)
17. Eamonn Brannigan (St. Michael's)
18. Frankie Burke (Annaghdown)
19. Ian Burke (Corofin)
20. Peter Cooke (Maigh Cuilinn)
21. Johnny Duane (St. James')
22. Seán Kelly (Maigh Cuilinn)
23. Patrick Sweeney (Killannin)
24. Adrian Varley (Cortoon Shamrocks)
25. David Wynne (Maigh Cuilinn)
26. Evan Wynne (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 15, 2018, 02:05:27 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910

McGuiness critical of Galway giving away too many frees in the fullback line, he is right although their were certainly signs during the league that they'd made huge improvements. Think all of those frees bar one were early on in the game and the free Andy Moran got off Kerin in the second half was very soft.

He also points out that Galway struggled breaking down the blanket themselves, he's right but its not too often Galway have faced it and McHale Park is a lot narrower pitch then most which doesn't help either. The introduction of the subs certainly helped Galway deal with it and in that last 10 minutes Galway should have more scores when they had opened Mayo up.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Hound on May 15, 2018, 03:10:38 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.
Not true. There is nothing in the rulebook to state that if the player that goes off as a bloodbsub doesn’t come back on - then it counts as one of your 6 “normal” subs.
It’s a loophole that there has been several examples of since the blood sub was introduced.
It really is a nonsense rule. I remember Rory O'Carroll going off with a cut head after 5 mins once, and he never came back (coz he was concussed), yet still it was considered a temporary blood sub for the whole match and we could (and did) make 6 more subs.

You could maybe put a timelimit on it, but that would be hard to police and you should give the cases where they are genuinely trying to get the lad back on the pitch as long as they need (e.g. COC and AOS in Limerick v Kerry).

So I would just give unlimited substitutions. Have 6 or 7 or 8 subs and allow interchanges with the proviso that a lad can only enter the pitch after the other lad has come off, and the sub cannot kick a free in the immediate next phase of play (to stop the emergence of the NFL style kicker who only comes on to kick frees!).

It would also help stop the nonsense about dummy teams as you could put a rule in that the 1-23 has to be named by Thursday, but you can start any of the 15.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: An Fhairche Abu on May 15, 2018, 03:23:11 PM
It was the same with Wooly last year, raving about Galway and then he left Salthill with his tail between his legs. I was surprised how effusive he was in his praise. I don't think he even mentioned Sligo and Roscommon and he only spoke about Galway as a challenger to Dublin. Look, I think Galway have improved tremendously from last year and have an abundance of talent. But I think Galway and Sligo will be a lot closer than the experts think.

Recency bias, sure he said on the podcast that this was the first match he was actually at involving Galway this year, it can be very difficult to judge anything from the TV if you are not at a match and can see the off the ball movement, how teams are set etc. Pundits see a very limited amount of teams live and in person, compounding that is the fact that some of them only see what they want to see to back up their own previously stated opinions as well.

Roscommon have also improved from last year and in all honesty, given the plum draw they got again for 2018, can have focused much of the year on being right for the Connacht final, just like they did last year when they were extremely comfortable winners. Galway or Sligo will hold no fear for them come June 17th. Galway will have to beat Mayo, Sligo and Roscommon to win a Connacht title and punch their ticket to the Super 8s, it's a very competitive province.

I agree and I think Galway will be fully focused on Sligo, they did not play particularly well on Sunday but the challenge is to improve in the next game and carry on incrementally improving to (hopefully) putting in their best performances during the big games in mid-July.

If Mayo had one more marquee forward they would have won that game easily
The waltzed in to the scoring zone unchallenged
Then again Mayo would already have an all ireland or two if they had the forwards

Galway would have won the game more comfortably if they had introduced Ian Burke and Sean Kelly earlier.
If Galway hadn't given Mayo some gimme frees with rash, unnecessary tackles they would have not been as close on the scoreboard at ht.
Galway would have won the game more comfortably if they had Liam Silke, Cillian McDaid and Daithi Burke available to them.
We can all pull out the hypotheticals, the only fact that matters from Sunday is the final score.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: twohands!!! on May 15, 2018, 03:57:04 PM
Listened to Colm Parkinson's podcast, changed his tune again and is a fan of what Galway are doing; He doesn't think their as defensive as the other pundits are making out and was more critical of Mayo's defensive tactics especially in the 2nd half.


It was the same with Wooly last year, raving about Galway and then he left Salthill with his tail between his legs. I was surprised how effusive he was in his praise. I don't think he even mentioned Sligo and Roscommon and he only spoke about Galway as a challenger to Dublin. Look, I think Galway have improved tremendously from last year and have an abundance of talent. But I think Galway and Sligo will be a lot closer than the experts think.
If Mayo had one more marquee forward they would have won that game easily
The waltzed in to the scoring zone unchallenged
Then again Mayo would already have an all ireland or two if they had the forwards

Not according to Dont Foul who has an actual map of where Mayo took their shots from.

Yellow is this year, black from '16 and '17 against Galway ; x is a miss, circle a score.


Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Syferus on May 15, 2018, 04:27:27 PM
I don’t know how you watched that game and thought Mayo waltzed anywhere in Galway’s half unchallenged. Mayo routinely got stuck on the Galway 45 unable to break the line, and many times when they did send a ball in there was too little support and the carrier either took a low percentage shot, lost the ball or had to recycle it back towards the 45 again. I think Galway played good defence but also Mayo’s attacking play and movement was utterly anemic for most of the match.

Cavanagh said they missed Keegan’s ability to break the line and he was very right on that account. In years past it was the Mayo HB line that was making up for the lack of guile or pace up front by creating mismatches. It happens far less regularly these days.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: cornetto on May 15, 2018, 07:07:34 PM
Well the Galway footballers celebrated in style Sunday night and a bunch of them ended up in wards hotel, run by Anthony finnerty, father of rob finnerty,not going in to too much detail the early morning staff got a lovely greeting of bodies!!😁
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 15, 2018, 07:21:32 PM
https://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/jim-mcguinness-mayo-now-on-a-familiar-but-unforgiving-road-1.3494910?mode=amp
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 15, 2018, 07:27:03 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

Daly, Molloy, Cummins, O'Beolain, Finnerty & Cunningham i'm guessing are the 6 based on the A v B game to open a pitch they had there a few weeks back. Probably no coincidence that the first 3 named missed so much of the year so he doesn't trust them to come back in as yet. Still not a bad sign that 3 footballers of that caliber can't make a 26 man squad.

Thanks, the squad is a bit top heavy up front compared to the number of backs.

Definitely. Making Silke all the bigger loss given that he can play both corner-back and wing-back. McDaid also although we lost him before we ever had him properly really.

Great depth up front though considering Daly and Cummins didn't even make the squad on the day. And there's a few good youngsters even behind them who are just not quite ready yet. I'd say even a team as talented as Mayo would love to have a Michael Daly to throw on up front. That said we could do with a couple of their half-backs.

Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GaillimhIarthair on May 15, 2018, 07:41:44 PM
Does anyone know for sure the other 6 players on the Galway championship squad that weren't named on the 26 last Sunday?

Michael Daly and Kieran Molloy I assume are in there but Padraic Cunningham lined out (and played very well) for the Juniors on Sunday so I'm not sure whether he is still on the Senior panel or was released to the Juniors for the time being. Cian D'Arcy is surely going to play with the U20's as, I think, he is still eligible at that age grade.
Are Eoin Finnerty and Danny Cummins still in there? Who am I missing?

Daly, Molloy, Cummins, O'Beolain, Finnerty & Cunningham i'm guessing are the 6 based on the A v B game to open a pitch they had there a few weeks back. Probably no coincidence that the first 3 named missed so much of the year so he doesn't trust them to come back in as yet. Still not a bad sign that 3 footballers of that caliber can't make a 26 man squad.

Thanks, the squad is a bit top heavy up front compared to the number of backs.

Definitely. Making Silke all the bigger loss given that he can play both corner-back and wing-back. McDaid also although we lost him before we ever had him properly really.

Great depth up front though considering Daly and Cummins didn't even make the squad on the day. And there's a few good youngsters even behind them who are just not quite ready yet. I'd say even a team as talented as Mayo would love to have a Michael Daly to throw on up front. That said we could do with a couple of their half-backs.
You would think that Molloy will start to push for a place as he becomes more familiar with the defensive structures - Dylan Wall is also a loss this year, I though he was more impressive during Corofins run that Molloy - he would add significantly to our defensive options with the lads already mentioned
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 15, 2018, 08:01:27 PM
What are the chances of Daithí Burke throwing his lot in with the footballers? Surely he'd consider it next year if he thought Galway were serious all Ireland contenders. He'd make a good half back I'd say.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: macdanger2 on May 15, 2018, 08:09:15 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.
Not true. There is nothing in the rulebook to state that if the player that goes off as a bloodbsub doesn’t come back on - then it counts as one of your 6 “normal” subs.
It’s a loophole that there has been several examples of since the blood sub was introduced.
It really is a nonsense rule. I remember Rory O'Carroll going off with a cut head after 5 mins once, and he never came back (coz he was concussed), yet still it was considered a temporary blood sub for the whole match and we could (and did) make 6 more subs.

You could maybe put a timelimit on it, but that would be hard to police and you should give the cases where they are genuinely trying to get the lad back on the pitch as long as they need (e.g. COC and AOS in Limerick v Kerry).

Definitely a loophole that should be closed, it happened in some big game last year I think, it's been discussed on here several times.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Duine Eile on May 15, 2018, 08:12:20 PM
Cooke’s introduction was for Conroy was initially as a temporary sub, which in the rules states does not count towards your six subs. However if the injured/bloodied player does not return to the pitch it is no longer a temporary substitution.
Not true. There is nothing in the rulebook to state that if the player that goes off as a bloodbsub doesn’t come back on - then it counts as one of your 6 “normal” subs.
It’s a loophole that there has been several examples of since the blood sub was introduced.
It really is a nonsense rule. I remember Rory O'Carroll going off with a cut head after 5 mins once, and he never came back (coz he was concussed), yet still it was considered a temporary blood sub for the whole match and we could (and did) make 6 more subs.

You could maybe put a timelimit on it, but that would be hard to police and you should give the cases where they are genuinely trying to get the lad back on the pitch as long as they need (e.g. COC and AOS in Limerick v Kerry).

Definitely a loophole that should be closed, it happened in some big game last year I think, it's been discussed on here several times.

It happened too in the Connacht club final in 2016 (I think) Ronan Steede had a nose injury and was on and off a few times
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: GalwayBayBoy on May 15, 2018, 08:33:11 PM
What are the chances of Daithí Burke throwing his lot in with the footballers? Surely he'd consider it next year if he thought Galway were serious all Ireland contenders. He'd make a good half back I'd say.

Close to zero chance I'd say. Commited to the hurlers. Would be very hard to do both up to the highest level these days I'd say. Especially with all the extra fixtures of the Super 8's in football and provincial round robin championships in the hurling.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: seafoid on May 15, 2018, 08:38:03 PM
What are the chances of Daithí Burke throwing his lot in with the footballers? Surely he'd consider it next year if he thought Galway were serious all Ireland contenders. He'd make a good half back I'd say.
He is one of the most important players on the hurling team. Galway haven't had a player like him since the 80s. Maybe if the hurlers won 4 in a row and called it a day he might change codes.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: MayoBuck on May 15, 2018, 08:55:03 PM
What are the chances of Daithí Burke throwing his lot in with the footballers? Surely he'd consider it next year if he thought Galway were serious all Ireland contenders. He'd make a good half back I'd say.

Close to zero chance I'd say. Commited to the hurlers. Would be very hard to do both up to the highest level these days I'd say. Especially with all the extra fixtures of the Super 8's in football and provincial round robin championships in the hurling.

No he couldn't play both at the same time, but considering he's already got a hurling all Ireland would he not try the football for a year? Can always change back if it doesn't work out.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 16, 2018, 12:52:24 PM
Do any of Mayo posters think Rochford got his tactics wrong in the 2nd half with everyone retreating back to their own half given the wind?
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: larryin89 on May 16, 2018, 01:28:19 PM
Do any of Mayo posters think Rochford got his tactics wrong in the 2nd half with everyone retreating back to their own half given the wind?

Yes . But I don't know if the energy is there or if it's a matter of is it too early for us. Time will tell but two corner backs on yellows and we didn't even throw in a few fast 50/50 balls . Personally I would of pushed Aido up for a little spell.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Blowitupref on May 16, 2018, 02:15:18 PM
Do any of Mayo posters think Rochford got his tactics wrong in the 2nd half with everyone retreating back to their own half given the wind?
Oddly both played the same tactics with the wind but maybe the sending off forced Mayo into a more conservative approach and losing their best and most mobile midfielder didn't help matters either. Saying all that the sides were locked on 0-11 each with 74 mins played and the obvious game changer was the goal.
Title: Re: Mayo v Galway, MacHale Park, Sunday 13th May 4pm
Post by: Maroon Manc on May 16, 2018, 02:56:33 PM
Do any of Mayo posters think Rochford got his tactics wrong in the 2nd half with everyone retreating back to their own half given the wind?

Yes . But I don't know if the energy is there or if it's a matter of is it too early for us. Time will tell but two corner backs on yellows and we didn't even throw in a few fast 50/50 balls . Personally I would of pushed Aido up for a little spell.

He probably would have done if the goal had come earlier, too late by then.

Watching Varley a few weeks ago he's certainly a better option than many of the forwards on the panel.