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The 3 Irish Sun GAA Weekend Questions: We Ask And Answer Them

The 3 Irish Sun GAA Weekend Questions: We Ask And Answer Them
By Conor Neville
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Does the Galway defence have a hope of containing Kerry?

We've looked at it from all angles.

But it's difficult to construct an argument for the callow, loose Galway backs keeping the shackles on Kerry's exuberant young forwards. Galway have made half-hearted attempts over the years to become more defensively orientated, to adapt to the cruel precepts of modern Gaelic football. Under Alan Mulholland, they appear to have tossed their hands up in the air and decided to work with what they have. What they have is good forwards.

They have conceded a whopping 7-26 in the past two matches. In their defence, they scored 4-33. Kerry to run up by a big score and win by 8 or 9 points.

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Will Paul Grimley's siege mentality entrap Meath?

Meath are still quivering in pain after their humiliating day in the Leinster Final.

Paul Grimley's surprisingly resurgent Armagh team, determined not to talk to anyone except Billy Joe Padden, are looking composed and confident.

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That northern grimness that arrived in the noughties and made the famous brand of Meath grimness that dominated in the late 80s look positively flahulach by comparison. Yeah, they have it back now, that air of menacing resolve.

Meath are in trouble.

 

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Will James Horan use his post match interview to respond to Cork's pre-game hints at the ref?
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The old Jim McGuinness route. We're familiar with it now. The weary sigh. The state of the nation tone. The abrupt changing of the direction of the interview in front of an interviewer who is only too delighted to see this happen.

We're not happy with some of the things that have been said in the media this week.

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During the week the air was awash with innuendo. Brian Cuthbert made comments the other day, urging the appointment of ‘a strong referee’ and, in the next breath, praising Mayo as ‘streetwise’, an obvious euphemism.

His selector, Ronan McCarthy didn't even try to camouflage his comments. Mayo are 'good at tactical fouling', he said.

Knowing Horan, (should Mayo win) his delivery will be probably be a bit more casual and offhand than McGuinness, steering clear of sanctimony. Something along the lines of:

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Lookit, we didn't listen to what was said in the media. It's up to the media to fill column inches.

 

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