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U17 Football Championship
« on: May 04, 2017, 09:33:30 PM »
Anyone have any interest in this? Ulster is starting this weekend, not sure about the other provinces. One good thing is that it can be run off earlier as none of the players should be doing final year school exams.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
Connacht playing it as curtain raisers with Senior.
However I think the final is set for the Saturday of CF weekend to allow the minor (u18) final be played with the Senior.
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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2017, 10:10:35 PM »
Connacht playing it as curtain raisers with Senior.
However I think the final is set for the Saturday of CF weekend to allow the minor (u18) final be played with the Senior.

Yep. I'll probably be early enough to see the u17s ahainst Sligo.
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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 10:35:10 PM »
Isn't the U17 Minor now and the U18s just a once off to over players born in 1999?

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2017, 10:46:46 PM »
Connacht are having a minor championship and a u17 championship this year.
That's happening everywhere else too.
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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2017, 11:15:56 PM »
Anyone have any interest in this? Ulster is starting this weekend, not sure about the other provinces. One good thing is that it can be run off earlier as none of the players should be doing final year school exams.

What are you talking about!  In six of the counties the players will be beginning their AS and GCSE exams on 11th May and some AS units will have begun this week.

Yet again the future of young fellas will have been affected by overdone training schedules leaving them unable to put in the full effort needed in preparation for such a marathon of exams at GCSE and AS levels and then to bring in the games throughout the exam season running from the beginning of May through to the end of June.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2017, 11:44:19 PM »
Munster U17 football:

QF    1    Tipperary    0-14  Clare 0-10        Semple Stadium Thurles    4 April
QF    2    Cork  6-24     Waterford  0-1    Fraher Field Dungarvan    4 April

SF    1    Kerry 3-11  Tipperary 1-6      Austin Stack Park Tralee    2 May
SF    2   Cork  5-18  Limerick 1-6        Pairc Ui Rinn, Cork    2 May

Final    Kerry    v   Cork    Austin Stack Park Tralee @ 7pm on 16 May


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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2017, 10:59:02 AM »
Serious scoring by Cork there - 11-42 in 2 games is some haul.

Surely a decent chance Kerry's recent dominance at underage in Munster might come to an end?

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2017, 01:18:37 PM »
Think everyone should support this competition as much as they can - Its unlucky for these lads falling between the new age group cracks but if its well supported it should be a good competition to get a run in.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2017, 03:16:15 PM »
Serious scoring by Cork there - 11-42 in 2 games is some haul.

Surely a decent chance Kerry's recent dominance at underage in Munster might come to an end?
Limerick,Waterford probably very poor and getting no competitive game before facing Kerry isn't ideal preparation.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2017, 03:17:36 PM »
In this years comp the bigger counties will certainly dominate as the others wont be able to combine an U17 and Minor squad. Expect Donegal and Tyrone to dominate Ulster.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2017, 04:23:13 PM »
Serious scoring by Cork there - 11-42 in 2 games is some haul.

Surely a decent chance Kerry's recent dominance at underage in Munster might come to an end?
Limerick,Waterford probably very poor and getting no competitive game before facing Kerry isn't ideal preparation.

Yeah the two teams were  surely not great - Waterford especially but that's still a fairly massive haul of a score to be putting up over two games.

Cork at least had 2 games (however uncompetitive) compared to Kerry's 1 at this level and scored well in both so you'd think there's surely a decent chance of them putting it up to Kerry.




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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2017, 06:15:32 PM »
In this years comp the bigger counties will certainly dominate as the others wont be able to combine an U17 and Minor squad. Expect Donegal and Tyrone to dominate Ulster.
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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2017, 06:35:58 PM »
Anyone have any interest in this? Ulster is starting this weekend, not sure about the other provinces. One good thing is that it can be run off earlier as none of the players should be doing final year school exams.

What are you talking about!  In six of the counties the players will be beginning their AS and GCSE exams on 11th May and some AS units will have begun this week.

Yet again the future of young fellas will have been affected by overdone training schedules leaving them unable to put in the full effort needed in preparation for such a marathon of exams at GCSE and AS levels and then to bring in the games throughout the exam season running from the beginning of May through to the end of June.

Didn't know that. Down south u18s were always badly effected by leaving cert. Now most u17s will be one year out from the leaving.

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Re: U17 Football Championship
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2017, 10:36:03 PM »
Anyone have any interest in this? Ulster is starting this weekend, not sure about the other provinces. One good thing is that it can be run off earlier as none of the players should be doing final year school exams.

What are you talking about!  In six of the counties the players will be beginning their AS and GCSE exams on 11th May and some AS units will have begun this week.

Yet again the future of young fellas will have been affected by overdone training schedules leaving them unable to put in the full effort needed in preparation for such a marathon of exams at GCSE and AS levels and then to bring in the games throughout the exam season running from the beginning of May through to the end of June.

Didn't know that. Down south u18s were always badly effected by leaving cert. Now most u17s will be one year out from the leaving.

In NI, we have public exams or their modular components every year for the last four years of secondary school.  So, moving to u17 is no help, it just makes it worse as it destroys GCSE prospects for all as GCSEs are taken by every student and training takes up vital revision time unlike A levels taken by fewer.