Joyce confident Galway at no disadvantage against Mayo

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Galway Manager Patrick Joyce is confident that they aren’t at any major disadvantage against Mayo this weekend, despite the different amount of playtime they’ve gotten recently.

Galway and Mayo will meet at Pearce Stadium this Sunday for the final of the Connacht Senior Football Championship.

Mayo are fresh off two wins against Leitrim and Roscommon, whereas Galway came through their semi-final with a forfeit from Sligo, after they were unable to field a team due to a number of positive COVID cases.

“If we were playing a normal Championship, we’d have a two or three week break between games anyway and the last two games we had were very competitive for us,” Joyce said.

“So we are either going to be tired or fresh. If we win the game on Sunday, you are a fresher team and if you lose it you didn’t get to do the preparation, so there’s always going to be an excuse.”

Of the postponed of the Sligo game, Joyce said that it was an unfortunate situation, but that it was “out of our control”. He said that he spoke with Paul Taylor and understands why they couldn’t field a team, calling it a tough situation for Sligo.

“Unfortunately there was nothing we could do about it, we were available to play and the game would have benefited definitely, but it didn’t happen so we just get on with it.”