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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #90 on: August 09, 2018, 04:31:15 PM »
I remember us destroying Tyrone in a downpour in 2011.

And, to be fair, I remember them destroying us in a similar downpour in 2008.

This will be tighter then people think.

Dubs not the force of before, specifically 2015/2016 which I think will be seen as the high water mark of Gavin's reign.

Still should win here, but whoever comes out of the other semi has a big chance in the final.


Are you sure about that?

2015 beat Mayo by after a replay in the semi final and beat Kerry by 3 point in a drab AI final
2016 Beat Kerry by 2 points in the semi final and beat Mayo by one in the AI final after a replay

Kerry and Mayo are now in transition while I don't think we have seen the best of Dublin yet especially in AI final.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #91 on: August 09, 2018, 04:33:11 PM »
On what basis are you predicting that? Nothing we've seen suggests Galway are significantly better than Monaghan or Tyrone and Dublin usually just get over the line in finals. Odd that you seem to give Galway a good chance this weekend yet expect Monaghan or Tyrone to be hammered. Can't see any logic in that line of thought.
I'm not seeing that process of thought either, more of a chance to be two turkey shoots if anything.
I think Dublin have been absolutely cruising through the championship, I'd be very worried they are just getting to hitting their peak for this weekend and the final.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #92 on: August 09, 2018, 05:14:33 PM »
I remember us destroying Tyrone in a downpour in 2011.

And, to be fair, I remember them destroying us in a similar downpour in 2008.

This will be tighter then people think.

Dubs not the force of before, specifically 2015/2016 which I think will be seen as the high water mark of Gavin's reign.

Still should win here, but whoever comes out of the other semi has a big chance in the final.


Are you sure about that?

2015 beat Mayo by after a replay in the semi final and beat Kerry by 3 point in a drab AI final
2016 Beat Kerry by 2 points in the semi final and beat Mayo by one in the AI final after a replay

Kerry and Mayo are now in transition while I don't think we have seen the best of Dublin yet especially in AI final.

The three point win over Kerry in that "drab" game was our most dominant performance in an All Ireland final this decade (and also our most dominant performance over Kerry)

2016 semi final against Kerry was up there with the 2013 semi as one of the games of the decade - after that, I believe Mayo were unlucky not to get the win in the first game in 2016, and I don't think since then we have produced a performance to match Kerry 2015/2016 (I really think that the semi last year v tyrone was as much them not performing as it was us being good).




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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #93 on: August 09, 2018, 05:22:55 PM »
On what basis are you predicting that? Nothing we've seen suggests Galway are significantly better than Monaghan or Tyrone and Dublin usually just get over the line in finals. Odd that you seem to give Galway a good chance this weekend yet expect Monaghan or Tyrone to be hammered. Can't see any logic in that line of thought.
I think the other semi is the weaker half. Tyrone are missing something and Monaghan did well to get to a semi.
Galway beat Mayo and Kerry who were ranked 2 and 3 earlier in the championship. I don’t think rd 3 is relevant. Galway maybe have a 3/1 chance . If everything goes well you never know.
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #94 on: August 09, 2018, 05:55:42 PM »
On what basis are you predicting that? Nothing we've seen suggests Galway are significantly better than Monaghan or Tyrone and Dublin usually just get over the line in finals. Odd that you seem to give Galway a good chance this weekend yet expect Monaghan or Tyrone to be hammered. Can't see any logic in that line of thought.
I think the other semi is the weaker half. Tyrone are missing something and Monaghan did well to get to a semi.
Galway beat Mayo and Kerry who were ranked 2 and 3 earlier in the championship. I don’t think rd 3 is relevant. Galway maybe have a 3/1 chance . If everything goes well you never know.
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #95 on: August 09, 2018, 06:02:36 PM »
On what basis are you predicting that? Nothing we've seen suggests Galway are significantly better than Monaghan or Tyrone and Dublin usually just get over the line in finals. Odd that you seem to give Galway a good chance this weekend yet expect Monaghan or Tyrone to be hammered. Can't see any logic in that line of thought.
I think the other semi is the weaker half. Tyrone are missing something and Monaghan did well to get to a semi.
Galway beat Mayo and Kerry who were ranked 2 and 3 earlier in the championship. I don’t think rd 3 is relevant. Galway maybe have a 3/1 chance . If everything goes well you never know.

Where teams was ranked at the start of the year is not relevant now. If Galway was playing Tyrone this weekend they would be underdogs with the bookies. Galway like Monaghan did well to get to a semi final this summer.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #96 on: August 09, 2018, 06:33:41 PM »
Hard to see anything other than a Dublin win by 6 or more.
I expect Galway will keep them dacent for about 45/50 minutes but will then be overran.
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #97 on: August 09, 2018, 09:12:37 PM »
What counts is next year and beyond and getting enough experience this year to kick on. The Dubs will fall apart at some stage. Will Kerry and Mayo be ready? Monaghan probably won’t. Tyrone- depends on what happens this year. Donegal might be around. Galway might be too.
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #98 on: August 09, 2018, 10:59:32 PM »
What counts is next year and beyond and getting enough experience this year to kick on. The Dubs will fall apart at some stage. Will Kerry and Mayo be ready? Monaghan probably won’t. Tyrone- depends on what happens this year. Donegal might be around. Galway might be too.
It’s probably fair enough to be talking about next year already, Dublin’s 5-in-a-row bid will garner huge media interest. Listen it’ll be Kerry or no-one to stop them. Certainly won’t be Offaly like ‘82.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #99 on: August 09, 2018, 11:09:23 PM »
Any team news?
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #100 on: August 09, 2018, 11:29:48 PM »
What counts is next year and beyond and getting enough experience this year to kick on. The Dubs will fall apart at some stage. Will Kerry and Mayo be ready? Monaghan probably won’t. Tyrone- depends on what happens this year. Donegal might be around. Galway might be too.
It’s probably fair enough to be talking about next year already, Dublin’s 5-in-a-row bid will garner huge media interest. Listen it’ll be Kerry or no-one to stop them. Certainly won’t be Offaly like ‘82.

Have a look at Kerry. Now come back. Now delete that part.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #101 on: August 10, 2018, 01:46:56 AM »
Galway beat Kerry in the rain at Croke Park less than four weeks ago. They drew with Dublin in the league. They pushed Dublin pretty close in the league final at Croke Park. They've beaten Mayo consistently over the last three seasons.

These are results that people should be looking at, not last Saturday's, a game where one team would sort of have liked to have won, and the other team was willing to give up everything to win.

On an individual level none of Dublin's forwards fired that well against Donegal or Tyrone and there is no Connolly.

Of course there's a chance it all comes crashing down for Galway this Saturday, there's always that chance when you're playing Dublin, but I wouldn't bank on it being easy.

There's a real element of nobody giving Galway a chance here, either in Dublin, Galway or anywhere else. It's not like last year when most people thought Tyrone had a serious chance of winning and Dublin were affronted by the confidence the media and the public had in Tyrone.

That type of thing shouldn't matter but it can make a difference.

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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #102 on: August 10, 2018, 09:00:51 AM »
Pundits such as Colm O’Rourke,Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó Sé and Dara Ó Sé have all written articles over the course of the season about how good Shay Walsh is, how restrictive the defensive system is and how the forwards should be let loose. Maybe this weekend may be the time to scaoil amach an bobailín
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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #103 on: August 10, 2018, 09:14:10 AM »
Pundits such as Colm O’Rourke,Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó Sé and Dara Ó Sé have all written articles over the course of the season about how good Shay Walsh is, how restrictive the defensive system is and how the forwards should be let loose. Maybe this weekend may be the time to scaoil amach an bobailín


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Re: Galway vs Dublin - All Ireland Semi Final - 11/8/2018
« Reply #104 on: August 10, 2018, 09:27:34 AM »
Pundits such as Colm O’Rourke,Joe Brolly, Tomás Ó Sé and Dara Ó Sé have all written articles over the course of the season about how good Shay Walsh is, how restrictive the defensive system is and how the forwards should be let loose. Maybe this weekend may be the time to scaoil amach an bobailín


Shay Walsh is from the next village over, and played 20 years ago.
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