Galway v Monaghan will be an interesting watch today. Galway are obviously secure in Division 1 and barring a strange set of results, Monaghan are too. Monaghan are on the go longer in Division 1 so should be more focused on progessing and winning a title - but all the talk out of Monaghan seems to be that after securing Division 1 safety, all their focus is on Tyrone in May. And realistically, making a league final for either team will entail losing to Dublin twice in a short space of time - possibly losing badly - so it mightn’t be the best build up to the summer. I read Monaghan have used 29 players so far this year, and using McManus sparingly is interesting, seems like they’re focusing on blooding as many players as possible.
Galway too will be delighted with how their return to Division 1 has gone, and will probably be content to prepare for the summer now. Hope I’m not tempting fate, but with the pressure off for both teams maybe we’ll see a good game of football this afternoon.