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Footballers face All Ireland champs

Fresh from their two point defeat to Cork on Saturday, the Galway footballers take on more Munster opposition this Sunday in Pearse Stadium at 2.30pm when they face All-Ireland champions Kerry in round four of the NFL.

Five things that must happen if Galway are to beat Kerry

1. WIN BREAKING BALL

Kerry shaken, but still pull clear from Galway

After the deluge that hit Croke Park last Saturday evening, Kerry were the ones sitting up proud, but clearly shaken, on the liferafts.

Experience comes to the fore

You can’t beat experience or class. Despite the flamboyance and arrogance of youth, the old experienced warhorse who’s been there, done that, invariably realises that something clever is required if his team is going to prevail. And so it was last Sunday with Charlestown edging past Castlebar, just when some might have felt a shock was on the cards. In Crossmolina’s case in our semi-final defeat to Knockmore it looked as though we had too much experience and not enough youthful exuberance. Last Sunday Castlebar had plenty of youthful energy around the field, but when the game was there to be won, Charlestown had that little bit of guile and know-how to close out the deal. With all their experience they knew how to win this game and advance to yet another county final.

Cooper shoots down Mayo in Tralee

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Kerry 0-13

Two key duels may give the edge to Kerry

With Cork already safely into the 2009 All-Ireland football final after their battering of Tyrone last weekend, our attention swings this Sunday to who will join them? Kerry or Meath.

Where it will be won and lost

With Cork already safely into the 2009 All-Ireland football final after their battering of Tyrone last weekend, our attention swings this Sunday to who will join them? Kerry or Meath. Kerry have been in the last five All-Ireland finals, I’ll look at two of the key duels that will decide if they can do just that and send the Royals packing next Sunday in Croke Park.

Key duels that will decide next Sunday’s All-Ireland semi-final

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Michael McCarthy (Kerry) v Joe Sheridan (Meath)

Kerry and Cork set to dominate the All Stars

The Vodafone football All-Stars are due to be announced tonight (Friday), live on RTÉ with the hurling All-Stars having been announced earlier on this afternoon. As is the norm, the All-Ireland final winners will get the bulk of the statuettes, with the defeated finalists also collecting a few baubles as consolation for their year.

 

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