Ray Silke - Columnist - IRISH EXAMINER

RAY SILKE: Sam on way to Donegal, suggests Ray Silke

MY brother Brian was corner back for the Galway minors in 1986 when they beat Cork in the All-Ireland final. Later that afternoon Kerry beat Tyrone in the senior game. Brian is 45 now and in the intervening 28 years Kerry have since failed to defeat an Ulster team in an All-Ireland senior final.

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RAY SILKE: Kerry need to step it up for tougher tests

The rough housekeeping first, before the dusting. Galway are only an average side.

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RAY SILKE: A canter for Mayo but September is the real target

It was like the late 1990s in Elvery’s MacHale Park yesterday. Almost a full house, with well over 26,000 in attendance, glorious weather and Mayo and Galway going at it full-tilt for the Nestor Cup.

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July 2009: Conor Mortimer celebrates the second Mayo goal in the Connacht SFC final against Galway at Pearse Stadium by lifting his jersey to reveal his tribute to Michael Jackson.  Picture: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

RAY SILKE: Galway v Mayo: Connections and the talking points

CONNACHT SFC FINAL:
Mayo v Galway

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