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The Galway Senior Football Championship is down to the last eight teams and the draw, which was made 10 days ago, has produced a few tasty clashes to whet the appetite of football supporters around the county.
Champions Moycullen were made to work hard to ensure a positive start in defence of their senior crown on the opening weekend of senior football championship action.
This weekend marks the beginning of the 2021 Claregalway Hotel Galway Senior Football Championship, kicking off later than usual due to the disruption to the football calendar caused by the pandemic.
It was a disappointed Padraic Joyce who faced the media after Galway were unable to generate any second half scores from play in their Connacht Final capitulation at Croke Park this afternoon.
The classical western contest upped sticks and headed to the big city for one day only and while it may have been played out on fancier turf than the old sod from home, it still had that old familiar feeling from days gone by in the old shed in Tuam Stadium and the memories from MacHale Park.
Galway face Mayo this Sunday afternoon in a Connacht final with extra significance. Not only is it a continuation of the old-school straight knock out championship, but, to accommodate the expected large crowds, the game has been moved to Croke Park.
It may have been a miserably wet Sunday in July, but Galway showed enough glimpses of what they are capable of to defeat a limited Roscommon side and reach a sixth Connacht final in a row.
“Looking at the 15 there may be eight, nine, 10 players either making their debut or their second Championship game for Galway, nobody realises that, but that could be the situation next week,” selector John Concannon says about the emergence of talent Corribside.
The Galway Tribesmen opened their 2021 campaign with a visit from old rivals Dublin City Exiles.
After the disappointing defeat to Monaghan and subsequent relegation, there are three main areas on which the team and management must focus to have a chance of a successful 2021 championship.