GAA tips: John Mullane’s top Wexford v Galway picks for Saturday

John's backing Conor McDonald to raise the first green flag on Saturday.

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John Mullane previews Saturday’s Wexford v Galway match in his GAA weekend tips.

16:30 Wexford v Galway: Wexford to Win & Conor McDonald to Score First

Henry Shefflin tried a lot of personnel in the League campaign with the Galway panel down a couple of bodies, but did we learn all that much about them? Joe Canning is going to be a huge loss for them obviously.

They were right up there with Limerick according to many going into last season’s All-Ireland, but they were very disappointing.

They’re favourites again going into this game with Wexford coming in off that 19-point defeat to Waterford in the League semi-final, but before that their results were encouraging and they’re very good at home.

I still believe they’ll be very difficult to beat at Wexford Park. Lee Chin is back, Rory O’Connor is in a rich vein of form, and they’ve a few experienced lads returning too.

They went up to Salthill and beat Galway by two goals in the League and it’s a massive few days for them with Dublin next weekend – win those two games and it’ll nearly be good enough to guarantee a Leinster final spot.

Buoyed by a big home crowd and if they can keep it tight at the back I can see Wexford upset the odds here and win.

Conor Whelan is the crucial man for Galway, but I’m leaning towards a Wexford man to open the scoring. Rory O’Connor was probably the best player in the League outside of Stephen Bennett this year, but something tells me that Conor McDonald can raise the first green flag on Saturday. He caused a lot of problems for Limerick on the edge of the square and I can see him doing the same here.

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