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This Saturday in Croke Park (6pm) the Galway footballers will have to produce one of their best performances in a few seasons to beat the 2012 All-Ireland champions and 2014 All-Ireland finalists Donegal, in their round four qualifier clash.
The Galway footballers produced a solid workmanlike performance in horrible conditions at Pearse Stadium on Saturday evening to deservedly beat Derry by 1-11 to 0-8 in Round 3B of the qualifiers.
Shane Walsh, a nominee last season for Young Footballer of the Year, received a warm reception when he was introduced for the last few minutes of the All-Ireland qualifier last Saturday in Salthill.
It’s been a long wait and it's nearly over. Since Mayo last tasted competitive action almost every other county has been involved in championship action, with Sligo the only side to have not got their summer underway by the time Mayo throw in against Galway on Sunday. This will be the first proper test of the Holmes and Connelly management ticket in the white heat of championship action and they couldn’t have asked for a more traditional joust than a meeting with Galway in their own back yard.
And so it begins. The Football championship got underway last weekend as New York became the first team out of the Championship. I know they say as you get older time goes that little bit faster but still it’s extremely hard to get my head around that it’s over a year since Mayo played in New York. It was Galway’s turn this year and as expected they had little trouble in eliminating the emigrants from the Connacht Championship.
The Galway senior footballers did what had to be done Stateside on Sunday when they easily defeated the home side by 2-18 to 0-8 to set up a Connacht quarter-final against Leitrim in Carrick-on-Shannon in two weeks (Sunday May 17).
The Galway footballers will head into the up-coming championship in three weeks’ time against New York with a little bit of momentum behind them after recording two victories in a row, over Roscommon and then Kildare last Sunday in the last round of the league.
Last weekend's cancellation of the Galway v Laois fixture in Tuam hands the initiative to Down ahead of their clash next Sunday in Pairc Esler (2pm).
The Galway footballers will face Laois in three weeks’ time in Tuam stadium (Sunday March 1) and a win in that game would set them up for a serious tilt at promotion to division one for 2016.
Manager Tom Cribbin is enthused by how Westmeath are progressing despite suffering a Division Two Allianz Football League loss to Galway at Cusack Park last Sunday.