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'The players very quickly became very disenchanted' - Joe Brolly fires warning to Galway ahead of Dubs clash


Galway's Paddy Tally

Galway's Paddy Tally

Galway's Paddy Tally

Joe Brolly has fired a warning to Galway despite their impressive performances in this year's Allianz Football League.

Kevin Walsh's Tribesmen go into battle with Dublin in the League final at Croke Park tomorrow in a hugely-anticipated clash following their highly-charged duel a fortnight ago in Pearse Park.

Tyrone man Paddy Tally, who was part of the Red Hand set-up when they won the All Ireland in 2003, has gained huge recognition for his work with the Galway coaching staff this term.

But, speaking on Independent.ie's GAA podcast The Throw In, in association with Allianz, Brolly warned against high expectations.

"I hope he doesn't leave the same legacy he left in Derry," said Brolly.

"He came to Derry and turned us into a Tyrone style defence unit. Half of our tear were instructed not to shoot.

"We became extremely robotic, we lost all our flair and players very quickly became very disenchanted.

"We very quickly dropped down through the divisions into Division Four and (Derry) are getting ready to play London next.

"In the winter time those solid defensive units can perform well and Galway look like they have done a lot of work on that.

"But what we have learned over the past 6/7 years is that come the summer that doesn't work."

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