They'll be memorable if Galway go on to win the All Ireland, Terry!
Burke's point was brilliant. Sheer athleticism. How he contorted himself to score... fantastic.
That guy who plays for Porto, Brendan?
Coen was my man - this win was built on stifling defence and he was the main man back there. As noted some dream scores for Galway; as noted also Kilkenny haven't gone away. Would HATE to be the team meeting them next time out!
But it was mostly positive and they are such a young bunch. Which of course makes it all the better. Johnny Coen was unreal. Iarla Tannian finally delivered on the huge potential. Cyril Donnellan is so hard-working. As for Canning, I said at the time that he was really close to having a great game against Offaly, but the ball didn't run for him. What I noted though was his workrate and very obvious fitness. In fairness, that was an important step for Galway. Burke's point is the best I've ever seen, much better than DJ's fabled one which I've seen many other players do.
Galway took a leaf out of Tipp's 2010 book and created chaos in Kilkenny back-line. Had them shifting out of place and when Kilkenny lose shape and are faced with intensity they will have bother. One of the primes reasons why they won last year was their ability to hold shape while doing man-to-man jobs on likes of Corbett.
@patrick buckley absolutely on Damian Hayes. Utterly selfless. Created carnage.
Liked the analysis by Donal O'Grady last night too, that because they didn't have their usual early lead their half-fwd line didn't have the luxury of being able to drop back to help their half-back line, had to stay fwd in search of scores - so much of what they normally do was thrown off kilter by Galway's whirlwind start.
Thoughts on the draw for the final round of the qualifiers? And what kind of quarter-finals it might lead to?
Kilkenny are being studied now, it seems, not in admiration but in an attempt to beat them.
Has anyone got faith in Galway to push on from here and make it count?
I predicted that draw immediately after the game in Ennis on Saturday evening - hope I don't get wrist slapped now by HQ!
With Cunningham marshalling them, you would believe Galway are contenders but history would tell you otherwise. They know they still have their critics as much as they should bring a great crowd to their semi-final.
Galway CAN push on, but then so can Clare, Limerick, Cork, Wexford, not to mention Tipp and Waterford, but at the forefront of everyone's mind? Yeah, Cats.
Called Clare and Cork but fancy Limerick and Cork this weekend.
I am just happy that it's not quite the foregone conclusion I thought it was. That'll do for now. I don't think Galway HAVE to win an All-Ireland this year but I think they will under Cunningham. I'd agree with you next weekend John.
What about Clare then lads? Not as big a shock but when they went a man down...
Davy was entitled to his moment, that was a huge win for Clare, very impressive last 30mins.
Or the new Anthony Cunningham even Derry!
Dublin played into their hands. Corcoran was used as the spare man in front of Honan who was being marked well by Kelly. No ball was coming near Corcoran and it was 13 on 13 in the rest of the field where all the hurling was being played. Rushe at full-forward against the wind? Didn't make sense either.
And ah, Denis, how have Limerick done in those meetings again???
Was surprised by how quiet Anthony Daly was on the sideline. Usually a lot more animated.
Would agree John, Dublin very poor tactically in that second half - why didn't they pull out Paul Ryan and instruct him to shoot from distance, by-pass that massed defence? Tried to walk the ball through a mowing machine.
Is it me or did Dublin's skill level and motivation level look way down
Good point there too Colm, Dublin probably felt that having stretched their lead to six points within mins of O'Connell going off, they were home and hosed. Very poor mentally.
It's amazing how crowds react. They were so much on Clare's back in the first-half with the short hand/stick passing out of defence. They were a different breed in the second-half.