Byline: BERNARD FLYNN
THE nearer we get to the Connacht final the harder it is to call.
I believe Mayo should win another Connacht but the mind can play funny games with a team who, down deep, surely know they are not good enough to win an All-Ireland title.
This is Mayo's single biggest weakness and Galway's greatest strength tomorrow. On semi-final displays Mayo are favourites.
Galway were most disappointing - the only positives were the emergence of a young but very impressive midfield paring of Cullinane and Coleman, with Cullinane looking the genuine article.
He can become the real leader around the midfield, the important engine room of any team.
Their backs were poor but the introduction of Hanley has helped. Galway backs must learn to deal with the high ball - they were appalling against Leitrim in this department.
I wonder can Galway forwards be so poor again?
Galway without Padraic Joyce is like classical music without Mozart! His influence is hard to put into words - it's his drive and ambition is the only thing in question. …