Galway looked doomed when they lost their opening three matches to Meath, Donegal and Laois, but they rebounded and wins over Down and Armagh, along with a draw away to Louth, has given them more than a fighting chance. They know that a win in Clones tomorrow will guarantee their Division Two status after they saw off Armagh last weekend.
“We needed a big one that and thankfully we got it. I suppose the next thing for us now is to try and put performances like that back to back. We are good enough, we just need to bring that out in ourselves and deliver,” said the St James’ clubman.
Conroy, who captained Galway to the 2007 All-Ireland minor title, said they are still a work in progress but is hopeful they can produce another big performance against the Ulster champions.
Galway have mixed the good with the bad throughout the league but Conroy believes they are learning with each outing and improving as a result and he is hopeful they have the resources to get a result in Clones.
“We lose our way in matches at times, sometimes just taking wrong choices in shooting and we need to sort that out. We should have put Armagh away before we did, but we have given ourselves a fighting chance.
GALWAY (SF v Monaghan): T Healy; D O’Neill, F Hanley, J Moore; G Bradshaw, G O’Donnell, P Varley; F O’Curraoin, T Flynn; M Lundy, E Hoare, J Kavanagh; M Martin, P Conroy, S Armstrong.