Monaghan and Galway face off in Salthill in a massive Super 8s tie, live and exclusive on Sky Sports. Here’s what you need to know:
Both are unbeaten in the Super 8s thus far. Galway are top of the Group 1 table, with two wins from two after beating Kerry and Kildare. Monaghan also beat Kildare, but were unable to get over the line against the Kingdom as a late David Clifford goal rescued a draw for the Munster side.
Who are the favourites?
Galway are marginal favourites, buoyed by home advantage. It’s do-or-die for Monaghan, and that’s not the case for the Tribesmen.
What are the experts saying?
Speaking to the Sky Sports GAA Podcast , Tomás Quinn said he’s giving the Ulster outfit every chance, but has tipped Galway.
“I’m probably just leaning towards Galway doing enough to get over the line.”
Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh (Galway)
The Leitir Móir man has been one of the stars of the summer, going about his business in a quiet manner but efficiently catering for some of the top forwards in the game. After limiting the threat of Paul Geaney in Croke Park, last year’s U21 star may be given the responsibility of minding Conor McManus.
Conor McManus (Monaghan)
The Clontibret star is at the top of his game right now. After he scored 1-09 against Kerry, 1-05 of which came from play, Galway will know they can’t afford to afford him as much space. However, if McManus brings his A-game, he is borderline unmarkable.
Where can you watch it?
The game will be shown live and exclusive on Sky Sports Action on Saturday evening, with coverage getting underway at 5pm.