As much as I’d love Limerick to win this, I think Galway have the edge here. Gillane has been blocwing hot and cold all year. He wont like the physical attention he gets from Galway. A bit of nudging from Cork and he wound on one of their lads. Any time he gets caught in possession he drops the hurl to try get away. He’s been noticed at that and I expect a ref will call him out for it and give a free for intentionally dropping the hurl.
Mulcahy hurls in bursts which wont be enough. Really needs to be consistent over the whole game.
Flanagan is under pressure after the performance form the Dow. Big game expected and the pressure of knowing your place is under threat wont help him.
Dan Morrisey was poor the last day after a decent year, and English behind him looks under pressure when a player gets a run on him. The way Galway play with the full forward line playing more out the field and making runs in after the ball is hit in wont suit him.
I expect Limerick to be chasing the game from the off. Galway start well and Limerick finish with their best 15 at the end of the game rather than the start. So its just a case of will they let too much get away from them.